Baker Mayfield impresses Carolina Panthers OC Ben McAdoo, once one of QB’s biggest critics

Baker Mayfield impresses Carolina Panthers OC Ben McAdoo, once one of QB’s biggest critics

SPARTANBURG, SC — Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo wasn’t as critical of quarterback Baker Mayfield on Tuesday as he was in 2018, when he raised concerns about height , hand size and style of play of the Heisman Trophy winner ahead of the NFL Draft. . Mayfield seems to have won over one of … Read more

Roquan Smith asks for a trade from the Chicago Bears

Roquan Smith asks for a trade from the Chicago Bears

CHICAGO — Bears linebacker Roquan Smith said in a written statement that he requested a trade after contract negotiations between him and the organization reached an impasse. Smith penned a statement that was posted to social media by NFL Network on Tuesday. ESPN confirmed the validity of these messages. The 25-year-old linebacker wrote that “the … Read more

Mekhi Becton of the New York Jets having undergone an MRI on a surgically repaired knee; optimistic coach Robert Saleh

Mekhi Becton of the New York Jets having undergone an MRI on a surgically repaired knee;  optimistic coach Robert Saleh

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — New York Jets right tackle Mekhi Becton undergoes an MRI on his surgically repaired right knee after limping off the practice field Monday in apparent pain. The injury doesn’t appear serious, according to the Jets, but any lost time is potentially significant as Becton has battled weight and conditioning issues. “At … Read more

Baltimore Ravens sign K Justin Tucker to four-year NFL extension

Baltimore Ravens sign K Justin Tucker to four-year NFL extension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Justin Tucker has signed a four-year extension with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Monday, with a source saying it’s worth $24 million and continues to make Tucker the highest-paid kicker of the NFL. Tucker, the most accurate kicker in NFL history, will average $6 million per season, the source said, … Read more

NFL asks on-field officials to focus on illegal contact fouls during 2022 season

NFL asks on-field officials to focus on illegal contact fouls during 2022 season

The NFL has instructed its on-field officials to pay close attention to illegal contact fouls during the 2022 season, a league spokesperson confirmed Monday. Demand could cause these flags to rise following a sharp drop in the 2021 season. Illegal contact refers to prohibited contact by a defender when the quarterback still has the ball … Read more

Chicago Bears wide receiver N’Keal Harry’s ankle injury is serious, source says

Chicago Bears wide receiver N’Keal Harry’s ankle injury is serious, source says

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears wide receiver N’Keal Harry suffered what appeared to be a serious ankle injury during training camp practice on Saturday, a source told Jeremy Fowler from ESPN. Harry, 24, fell during the first team drill game when a screen pass went his way. The wide receiver appeared to have a … Read more

Chicago Bears OT Teven Jenkins returns to practice, denies clashes with coaches

Chicago Bears OT Teven Jenkins returns to practice, denies clashes with coaches

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears offensive tackle Teven Jenkins returned to training camp Saturday after missing seven straight practices with an undisclosed injury. Jenkins, who is in a build-up period, only participated in individual exercises. The second-year lineman did not disclose details of his injury, including whether he was injured in the team’s first … Read more

No ‘major decision’ on Carolina Panthers QBs Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold before second preseason game, coach says

No ‘major decision’ on Carolina Panthers QBs Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold before second preseason game, coach says

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina — The Carolina Panthers won’t make what coach Matt Rhule called a “major decision” on any position, particularly between quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold, before the preseason game. -August 19 season against New England. Even then, Rhule might not make a decision if one hasn’t clearly separated from the other after … Read more

Marcus McKethan of the Giants taken off the field during the scrimmage

Marcus McKethan of the Giants taken off the field during the scrimmage

Comments Friday’s Giants training camp. Prevention is better than cure They called it a blue-white scrimmage Friday night at MetLife Stadium, but no live tackles were allowed by the Giants’ first and second teams. It was a good move by first-year head coach Brian Daboll. Sometimes scrums can get overheated, with players being too anxious … Read more