NFL Notes: Los Angeles, Browns, Eagles, Patriots, & Texans


Los Angeles

Jason La Canfora reports that neither the Inglewood project led by Rams owner Stan Kroenke, not the Carson project led by Chargers owner Dean Spanos and Raiders owner Mark Davis, has sufficient support to carry a vote.

The league requires 24 of the league’s 32 owners to vote in favor of a franchise in order for the relocation process to begin. La Canfora mentions that this will need to be finalized by December, and many owners believe there are still more questions than answers at this point in time.

Spanos is considered to be the most popular owner involved in the situation, but there are some who believe Kroenke’s project would end up being the most lucrative for the entire league, and estimates have said Kroenke would have as many as 10 votes in his favor right now.

The league and commissioner Roger Goodell have yet to take an official stance on the matter, but it seems like they’ll eventually have to begin pushing owners in a particular direction.


Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports writes that even though the Browns elected to go with Josh McCown as their Week 3 starter, second-year QB Johnny Manziel has given the coaching staff more to consider than at any time during his rookie season.

La Canfora mentions that Manziel is much more mentally invested in the offense, carries himself like one of the guys, isn’t as awkward around veterans, and is clearly focused more on football than he was during his rookie year.

“€œIn a lot of ways it’s like he’s a different person,€ one team source tells La Canfora. €œThe way he responds to people and the way they respond to him. He’s more like one of the guys now.”

Even though McCown is the starter for now, many in the organization would be surprised if Manziel did not get a more extended look at some point.


  • Ian Rapoport has spoken to people with both opponents of the Eagles about whether or not they know Philadelphia’s signals.
  • According to Rapoport, this is not the case. Although, players do feel like they have figured out the Eagles’ run schemes, due to their simplicity.
  • The Cowboys mentioned that they were helped by the addition of former Oregon OL Darrion Weems, who is now in Dallas and helped them identify what Chip Kelly’€™s plays were, according to Rapoport.



  • John McClain reports that Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has passed the NFL’s concussion protocol and will start Sunday against the Buccaneers.
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