NFL Notes: Super Bowl Bidding, Browns, Giants, Jaguars


Super Bowl Bidding

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that the NFL will be changing the Super Bowl bidding process.
  • In the past, the NFL would field bids from cities to host a given Super Bowl, but Florio says that they will now approach a specific city about the opportunity to host a specific Super Bowl.
  • According to Florio, the selected city will have an opportunity to decide whether to accept the terms offered by the NFL. In the event the city declines the league’s offer, the NFL would open the traditional bid submission process.


  • Browns HC Hue Jackson said of the news that All-Pro LT Joe Thomas is out for the season: “A big blow to our offense and football team. What he meant to me will be missed.” (Scott Petrak)
  • Jackson added that Thomas will “hopefully” want to continue his NFL career following the injury. (Mary Kay Cabot)
  • In Thomas’ absence, Jackson said that Spencer Drango will take over at left tackle for now. (Mary Kay Cabot)
  • According to Jackson, CB Jason McCourty (ankle) and rookie S Jabrill Peppers (toe) are both making good progress and they will see where each of them are later on in the week. (Nate Ulrich)
  • Jackson was not ready to name a starting quarterback on Monday but said he’ll do so on Wednesday and added that all options are on the table. (Mary Kay Cabot)


Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie saw his playing time reduced down to just 16 snaps this past weekend after he served a one-game suspension for leaving the team.

Rodgers-Cromartie appears to have a good mindset about his current situation and earning his role back.

“That’s how it is, man,” Rodgers-Cromartie said, via “You go away from a team, you have to come back and earn your way back. All I can do is keep fighting and try to get back.”

“When you get old you take it how you want to take it,” Rodgers-Cromartie added. “I can’t complain or get mad about when I’m in or out. When my name is called I just got to be ready. I know it’s a long football season and I know one thing about corners, we always get hurt, so I know I’m going to get a chance to get back in there.”

  • Giants HC Ben McAdoo sidestepped questions about potentially playing rookie QB Davis Webb later on in the season. (Jordan Raanan)
  • McAdoo did, however, say that “if” they were to ever considered the possibility of going with Webb, it would be “a coaching decision” and he would speak with his bosses first. (Ralph Vacchiano)


  • Ian Rapoport reports that Jaguars LT Cam Robinson, who had tests on his ankle yesterday, got good news as both X-rays and an MRI came back clean.
  • The good news for Robinson is that the Jaguars are on bye this week, so he’ll have more time to heal up before their Week 10 matchup.
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