While some observers may view the Bears‘ recent moves as a sign that the team is rebuilding and looking ahead to 2016, a few players think the shake-up could have a positive effect on this year’s team, as Gene Chamberlain of The Associated Press writes. Veteran safety Antrel Rolle suggested the message sent would be beneficial to younger players, while tight end Martellus Bennett expressed faith in the front office.
“I think the organization is doing every single thing possible to make the team better,” Bennett said. “I mean, there’s a lot of hiccups right now, but that’s what happens when there’s a lot of change happening.”
Here’s more from across the NFC:
- The Falcons brought in a tight end for an audition this week, per Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, who tweets that ex-Giant Adrien Robinson came in for a workout with Atlanta. A fourth-round pick in 2012, Robinson caught just five balls during his time in New York, with all of those receptions coming last season.
- Among this year’s first-team head coaches, former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has stood out as a potential difference-maker. Peter King of TheMMQB.com examines what sort of impact Quinn has had so far on the 3-0 Falcons.
- After signing with Washington this week, veteran linebacker Mason Foster is expected to contribute immediately in D.C., according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Foster’s assertion that he “loves” playing special teams suggests that even if he doesn’t see many defensive snaps, his new team could find other ways to use him.