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Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Ravens and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Get used to seeing the Ravens more often

The Ravens have taken the NFL by storm this year, led by the uncanny skills of quarterback Lamar Jackson. As the NFL draws up its plans for 2020, the Ravens and Jackson will surely be in the center of the league’s radar screen. The Ravens undoubtedly will get the maximum number of prime-time games, given [more]

Earl Thomas doesn’t know how he’d defend against Lamar Jackson (not that he’d tell anyone)

Remember last year, when the Ravens first introduced the Lamar Jackson offense and the narrative became that, by the second time a defense sees him, the defense will know how to stop him? This year, that narrative has become, No one knows how to stop him. After Thursday night’s win over the Jets, which featured [more]

Freddie Kitchens has “no problem” with Rashard Higgins

Browns receiver Rashard Higgins played only one snap Sunday. That came on an onside kick at the end of the team’s victory over the Bengals. He has played only 20 percent of the offensive snaps this season. Freddie Kitchens insisted Thursday that Higgins is not in the coach’s doghouse. “I think you guys are trying [more]

Kliff Kingsbury sees a lot of similarities between Kyler Murray, Baker Mayfield

Kliff Kingsbury recruited Baker Mayfield to Texas Tech, where Mayfield played eight games as a true freshman before transferring to Oklahoma. Kingsbury tried to recruit Kyler Murray to Lubbock, but Murray instead went to Texas A&M and then Oklahoma. So Kingsbury has helped/is helping groom both quarterbacks, who meet for the first time Sunday. “They’ll [more]

Jarvis Landry on Odell Beckham: He’s not trying to leave

When Odell Beckham‘s arrived in Cleveland this offseason, he was able to team up with his former LSU teammate Jarvis Landry in the Browns receiving corps. The partnership hasn’t led to the kind of on-field success that the Browns hoped to have this season and the last week has featured plenty of discussion about whether [more]

NFL announces nominees for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

The NFL has announced this year’s nominees for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award given each year to a player based on their philanthropic and community work. There’s one nominee per team, each of whom will receive a donation of up to $50,000 to a charity of their choice. The winner of the [more]

Kyler Murray on Baker Mayfield: I would never do some of the stuff he’s done

Kyler Murray followed Baker Mayfield to Oklahoma. He followed Mayfield in winning the Heisman and in becoming the No. 1 overall choice in the NFL Draft, too. The Cardinals rookie quarterback, though, doesn’t follow the Browns quarterback’s lead. “I would never do some of the stuff he’s done,” Murray said Wednesday, laughing, via Katherine Fitzgerald [more]

Baker Mayfield met with training staff after Sunday’s criticism

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield used Sunday’s post-game press conference as a platform to question the team’s handling of receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s sports hernia. Mayfield used his Wednesday press conference to explain that he has met with the training staff, which bore the brunt of his criticism. “I had the conversations that I needed to, [more]

Baker Mayfield on OBJ rumors: I trust him wholeheartedly

Video recently surfaced of Odell Beckham, while covering his mouth, telling Jimmy Garoppolo what some have interrupted as “I’ll come here” during a postgame chat Oct. 7. Garoppolo more clearly responds, “I know; I got you.” It matches two national reports that say Beckham has told other players to “come get me,” so rumors are [more]

The Mike McCarthy redemption tour commences

After the Packers fired Mike McCarthy during the 2018 season, it was assumed he’d capture one of the various vacancies that were destined to arise after the season ended. He didn’t. It then was assumed that he’ll get one of the head-coaching vacancies that emerge in early 2020. As the end of the 2019 season [more]

Report: Odell Beckham told other players “come get me” in October

Remember the vague possibility that the Browns could have traded receiver Odell Beckham Jr. before the October 29 deadline? Beckham apparently wanted it to be more than a vague possibility. Sunday’s report from Jay Glazer of FOX indicating that Beckham has told other players and coaches to “come get me” didn’t specify time frames or [more]

Report: Auden Tate has sprained MCL

Coach Zac Taylor said receiver Auden Tate is meeting with team doctors about his injured left knee. But Taylor said it “doesn’t look great.” Taylor Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Tate has a mild medial collateral ligament sprain. With only three games remaining, Tate’s season could be in jeopardy. Tate was injured in [more]

Kitchens: Baker Mayfield shouldn’t address other players’ injuries

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield raised eyebrows around the league on Sunday when he said that wide receiver Odell Beckham‘s sports hernia injury “wasn’t handled right in our training room” after Beckham got hurt this summer. Mayfield posted an apology on Twitter a short time later that said he wasn’t intending to throw the team’s medical [more]

Freddie Kitchens hasn’t sensed Odell Beckham wants out

Odell Beckham‘s future with the Browns has been a talking point in recent days due to Beckham being vague about 2020 when talking to reporters last week and a report from Jay Glazer of FOX Sports that said Beckham is talking to people from other teams about his desire to move on. Beckham passed on [more]

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