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  • Jarrett Stidham "definitely ready" to compete with Cam Newton

    Jarrett Stidham “definitely ready” to compete with Cam Newton

    Getty Images Friday was the day for Patriots quarterbacks to meet with the media and Brian Hoyer, Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham all did their time on Zoom calls with reporters. Newton talked about how it has been a “breath of fresh air” to join the team after nine seasons in Carolina, but his arrival […] More

  • Report: Russell Okung considering retirement due to COVID concerns

    Report: Russell Okung considering retirement due to COVID concerns

    Getty Images Before Thursday’s deadline for players to opt out of taking part in the 2020 season, PFT noted that any player who decided not to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic after the deadline would have the option of retiring. Panthers tackle Russell Okung is reportedly considering that option. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that […] More

  • Mike McCarthy: Dak Prescott "very upbeat, very driven"

    Mike McCarthy: Dak Prescott “very upbeat, very driven”

    Getty Images Dak Prescott didn’t get the long-term contract he coveted this offseason. He will get it at some point, whether it’s in Dallas or elsewhere. Prescott has not indicated disappointment. Maybe it’s because the franchise tender of $31.4 million will pay Prescott almost $28 million more than the quarterback made in his first four […] More

  • Chris Simms top 40 QBs: Baker Mayfield

    Kevin Stefanski met with Baker Mayfield in Austin this offseason

    Getty Images One of the first things on Kevin Stefanski’s to-do list after the Browns hired him was to head to Austin, Texas, for a face-to-face meeting with Baker Mayfield. As it turns out, it was months before Stefanski saw Mayfield in person again. “I went down to see Baker in [February] prior to everything […] More

  • Falcons have worked out coaching contingency plans

    Falcons have worked out coaching contingency plans

    Getty Images “Next man up” applies to coaching staffs too, so Falcons coach Dan Quinn spent some time this offseason coming up with a contingency plan. Via the team’s official website, Quinn said that if he were to contract COVID-19 and wasn’t able to work, that assistant head coach and linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich would take […] More

  • Jake Fromm on racist texts: That’s not indicative of who I am

    Jake Fromm on racist texts: That’s not indicative of who I am

    Getty Images Jake Fromm apologized Friday for racist text messages sent to a childhood friend in 2019 that surfaced in June. The rookie quarterback said his words, calling for gun silencers to be “very expensive so only elite white people can get them haha,” came from a lack of perspective and being “naive, young and […] More

  • Russell Okung would owe Carolina up to $2.5 million if he retires, in theory

    Russell Okung would owe Carolina up to $2.5 million if he retires, in theory

    Getty Images Panthers tackle Russell Okung didn’t opt out, but he may eventually retire. It’s a smart way to manage an opt-out deadline that arrived way too early for NFL players to make an informed decision about whether to be all in or all out of the 2020 season five weeks before the first game is […] More

  • Tyrod Taylor undeterred by Justin Herbert's presence

    Tyrod Taylor undeterred by Justin Herbert’s presence

    Getty Images After Philip Rivers left for Indianapolis, everyone expected the Chargers to draft a quarterback. Even Tyrod Taylor. “I figured that the Chargers would take a quarterback,” Taylor said Friday, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN. “But that never necessarily changed my mindset or my attack to the year.” The Chargers selected Oregon quarterback Justin […] More

  • Cooper Kupp hopes to stay with the Rams long term

    Cooper Kupp hopes to stay with the Rams long term

    Getty Images Robert Woods is looking for a new contract from the Rams, saying Thursday he hopes to stay in Los Angeles long term. A day later, Cooper Kupp repeated the sentiment. Kupp is entering the final season of his rookie deal, scheduled to make $2.133 million in base salary in 2020. “We haven’t had […] More

  • Mike McCarthy: Cowboys will discuss national anthem stance

    Mike McCarthy: Cowboys will discuss national anthem stance

    Getty Images Cowboys owner Jerry Jones annually holds a state of the franchise press conference to open training camp. Not this year. That’s just one of many things COVID-19 has affected. Jones has not talked to the media since the draft in late April, leaving new coach Mike McCarthy to answer questions about the team’s […] More

  • Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie retires

    Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie retires

    Getty Images Longtime Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie is borrowing a page from his friend Eli Manning, and walking out without ever having played for another team. DeOssie announced Friday that he was retiring from the NFL after 13 seasons. “As many of you know, I made this decision months ago, but I wanted to […] More

  • Ravens plan to carry three quarterbacks again this season

    Ravens plan to carry three quarterbacks again this season

    Getty Images The circumstances of playing football during a COVID-19 pandemic have led to a lot of questions for NFL head coaches, including how they’ll work with their quarterbacks to ensure that they won’t be left with a last-minute need for one due to positive tests or a need to quarantine because of close contact […] More

  • Clemson's Xavier Thomas got COVID-19 in spring, will miss most of season

    Clemson’s Xavier Thomas got COVID-19 in spring, will miss most of season

    Getty Images Clemson defensive end Xavier Thomas will miss most of the upcoming college football season after contracting COVID-19 in the spring and having health problems ever since. Thomas was one of the top recruits in the country and a Freshman All-American in 2018, although he did not play as well last year as a […] More

  • Josh Norman thinks Bills have NFL's best secondary

    Josh Norman thinks Bills have NFL’s best secondary

    Getty Images Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White mulled his options before Thursday’s deadline to opt out of playing this season, but ultimately decided to remain with the team at training camp. That was a positive development for the Bills as White is one of the league’s top corners and an integral part of a defense they […] More

  • Bosa brothers have talked about eventually being teammates

    Bosa brothers have talked about eventually being teammates

    Getty Images When the Bosa brothers were working out and hanging out all offseason, they had plenty of time to talk. So naturally, the thoughts of eventually being teammates crossed their minds. “Yeah, we spent every waking hour together the past six months, so obviously we have conversations like that,” 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa […] More

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Sometimes it's fun to be an underdog

    Ben Roethlisberger: Sometimes it’s fun to be an underdog

    Getty Images The Steelers haven’t had a losing season since drafting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in 2004 and they’ve missed the playoffs six times over that span, including last year when they went 8-8 with Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges taking the place of the injured starter. Roethlisberger is back in action now, but that hasn’t […] More

  • D.K. Metcalf looking to take the next step, cut down on drops in year two

    D.K. Metcalf looking to take the next step, cut down on drops in year two

    Getty Images D.K. Metcalf posted the second best rookie receiving season with the Seattle Seahawks in franchise history last year. As he enters his second season in Seattle, Metcalf wants to make another leap forward with his game. “Basically just building on last year,” Metcalf said Thursday of his goals for 2020. “I know had […] More

  • Jim Caldwell "feeling great" after taking leave for health reasons last year

    Jim Caldwell “feeling great” after taking leave for health reasons last year

    Getty Images Former Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell is feeling healthy once again after having to take leave from his job with the Miami Dolphins last season. Caldwell stepped away from his post last July as assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach with the Dolphins in order to attend to health […] More

  • Trial over the Bowlen trust postponed to next year

    Trial over the Bowlen trust postponed to next year

    Getty Images The legal dispute surrounding the trust serving as stewards of the Denver Broncos will drag out in 2021. According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post, the trial surrounding the trust had been scheduled to begin on Sept. 1 before Arapahoe County Court Judge John Scipione issued a continuance to an unspecified date […] More

  • Mike Tomlin not "extremely confident" NFL can pull off full 2020 season

    Mike Tomlin not “extremely confident” NFL can pull off full 2020 season

    Getty Images The Steelers were one of only three NFL teams not to have a player opt out of the 2020 season. No matter, coach Mike Tomlin acknowledges the NFL faces a challenge to start the 2020 season on time . . . and finish the 2020 season on time. COVID-19 isn’t going away quietly. […] More