NFL Notes: Jaguars, Jets, Panthers, Patriots & Raiders


  • Adam Caplan reports that Jaguars TE Julius Thomas was placed on season-ending injured reserve this past week with a fractured tailbone.


Following another disappointing loss, Jets HC Todd Bowles told reporters that he isn’t worried about his job security.

“I don’t worry about my job security,” Bowles said, via Pro Football Talk. “When we’re not winning ball games, it starts with me. I take full responsibility. I will be a better coach and we’ll be a better team.


Panthers impending free agent DE Charles Johnson says he would like to return to Carolina next year.

“I don’t know. When that time comes we’ll have to see. My mindset is different from what it was last year,” Johnson said, via Charlotte Observer. “Obviously, you still want to get paid. I think that would be in any job. But you definitely want to be happy where you go. You don’t want to do anything that’s not going to make you happy.”


  • Mike Reiss gets the sense that the Patriots plan to activate QB Jacoby Brissett from injured reserve by Wednesday’s deadline, but they’re waiting until the last moment to do so.
  • Reiss mentions that director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort could be the next Patriots executive on team’s radar as a potential GM candidate along with director of player personnel Nick Caserio.


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