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Urban Meyer doesn’t want to see fans from opposing teams in the stadium

A career college coach who knows a thing or two about having a large stadium packed with fans of his own team is rooting for that same kind of thing in his new city. Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, addressing season-ticket holders at practice, issued a challenge to Jacksonville fans. “We’re gonna own this thing,” Meyer [more]

N’Keal Harry: I’m a Patriot right now and I’m very OK with being a Patriot

Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry has asked to be traded, but until that happens, he says he’s doing his job in New England. “I’m a Patriot right now,” Harry said, via the Boston Herald. “I’m very OK with being a Patriot.” Harry said that once he set foot on the practice field for training camp, [more]

Paxton Lynch earns a roster spot in the CFL

Paxton Lynch’s quest for a return to the NFL continues. Lynch, a first-round pick of the Broncos in 2016 (who nearly was a first-round pick of the Cowboys instead, which would have kept them from drafting Dak Prescott), has made the team in Saskatchewan. Via Justin Dunk of 3ddownnation.com, Lynch has earned a roster spot [more]

Austin Ekeler: If you want fantasy points, you better draft me

Austin Ekeler is warning you: Draft him on your Fantasy Football team or else. The Chargers running back had 933 total yards last season and three touchdowns despite missing six games with a hamstring injury. It was his first opportunity as the lead back with Melvin Gordon having departed in free agency. “Hey, I’m going [more]

Jets sign Matt Ammendola, cut Sam Ficken

It’s early, but Sam Ficken missed one (or two or three) too many kicks to remain on the Jets’ roster. The Jets announced Friday night they have swapped kickers, cutting Ficken and signing Matt Ammendola. Ammendola kicked at Oklahoma State, connecting on 60-of-78 field goal attempts (76.9 percent) and 179-of-183 extra points (97.8 percent). He [more]

49ers signing Jordan Matthews

The Jets worked out free agent tight end Jordan Matthews this week. The 49ers are signing Matthews, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Matthews, 29, spent time with the team the past two seasons, appearing in three games for the 49ers. He saw action in two games in 2020 but had no receptions. He added [more]

Troy Polamalu tests positive for COVID-19, could miss Hall of Fame ceremony

Troy Polamalu is a little over a week from entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former Steelers safety will get a bust in Canton whether he is there or not, but he’s hoping for a quick recovery from the coronavirus to make his enshrinement in person. Polamalu announced Friday that he recently tested [more]

Derrick Willies retires from NFL

Browns receiver Derrick Willies didn’t practice Friday, and he had a good reason for it. Willies has retired. The Browns placed him on the reserve/retired list, the team announced. Willies underwent offseason knee surgery, coach Kevin Stefanski revealed Thursday. Willies entered the NFL in 2018 as an undrafted free agent with the Browns. He appeared [more]

Jarrett Stidham had back surgery

Scratch Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham for the rest of training camp. Word earlier this week was that Stidham might need to have surgery after experiencing pain in his right shoulder and back while throwing the football. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Stidham did have back surgery on Friday. Per the report, Stidham is [more]

Jaguars sign Tevin Jones, cut Leon Jacobs, Aldrick Rosas

The Jaguars signed free agent receiver Tevin Jones on Friday, the team announced. Jones spent last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. He entered the NFL in 2016 as a rookie free agent, signing with the Texans. Jones has played five NFL games, all with Pittsburgh in 2019, and has caught [more]

Dolphins activate Larnel Coleman from COVID-19 list, cut Ross Reynolds

The Dolphins announced Friday that they have activated offensive tackle Larnel Coleman off the reserve/COVID-19 list. They waived offensive guard Ross Reynolds. Miami made Coleman a seventh-round choice in the 2021 draft. He was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at Massachusetts. Coleman played all 40 games with 29 starts, including 16 at left tackle [more]

Giants work out Sean Mannion

Veteran quarterback Sean Mannion worked out for the Giants after practice Friday, Art Stapleton of northjersey.com reports. Mannion also worked out for the Jets and Seahawks this week. He spent the past two years with the Vikings backing up Kirk Cousins after playing his first four seasons for the Rams. Mannion started one game for [more]

Tyrod Taylor: Nothing but positive conversations with Deshaun Watson

General Manager Nick Caserio and head coach David Culley both said earlier this week that Deshaun Watson‘s presence at training camp has not been a distraction to the Texans and the team’s current No. 1 quarterback said the same thing on Friday. Tyrod Taylor has been working with the first team while Watson has not [more]

Johnathan Abram: I’m looking to do whatever the Raiders ask of me

Safety Johnathan Abram was part of a vaunted Raiders 2019 draft class that featured three first-round picks. Through two seasons, only one has consistently performed at a level expected from his draft status. Running back Josh Jacobs has reached 1,300 yards from scrimmage in each of his first two seasons and has scored 19 total [more]

Theo Riddick retires from NFL

The Raiders placed running back Theo Riddick on the COVID-19 reserve list earlier in the week. On Friday, the team placed him on the reserve/retired list. The Raiders, though, did get running back Kenyan Drake and defensive lineman Darius Stills back to practice, activating them from the non-football injury list. Riddick signed a one-year deal [more]

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