NFC Notes: F. Jackson, Cook, Rams, Lions

The Renton Police Department issued a statement last night on the car accident involving Seahawks running back Fred Jackson, announcing that the collision resulted in minor property damage, but no injury to Jackson (Twitter link via Gregg Bell of the News Tribune). Renton Police confirmed that early reports of Jackson racing another team member were apparently false, suggesting that there’s “no indication” the former Bill was racing another vehicle.

Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk also hears from a team source that Jackson was uninjured in the accident, and that several teammates – including Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch – stopped to check on him before leaving the accident site.

Here are a few more notes from out of the NFC:

  • With teams around the league looking for athletic tight ends, Rams pass catcher Jared Cook has had his name come up in trade rumors early this season. Head coach Jeff Fisher has said he isn’t interested in trading Cook, but says the Rams have fielded calls about multiple players, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN (via Twitter).
  • Cook, who has only 15 catches in five games for the Rams, dismissed trade rumors and said he is happy with his role, according to Wagoner (via Twitter).
  • Fisher also had to make a statement about his job status after his alma mater of USC fired their head coach, saying he wouldn’t consider leaving the Rams to coach in college, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via Twitter). Fisher cited the commitment he made to Rams owner Stan Kroenke when he took over in 2012.
  • The Lions just put one running back on injured reserve, but could get another back in the lineup as Joique Bell is getting closer to returning, writes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Bell had missed the last three games, and with Zach Zenner out for the season, the team only misses him more.

Rob DiRe contributed to this post.

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