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Carl Lawson confident he can turn pressures into more sacks

The Jets made edge rusher Carl Lawson one of their biggest offseason acquisitions when they signed him to a three-year, $45 million contract as a free agent. Detractors of that move will point to Lawson’s 20 sacks over four seasons with the Bengals as a sign that he doesn’t make enough plays. Supporters will note [more]

Six players will play out season on franchise tag

Panthers right tackle Taylor Moton was the only player to beat the clock and sign an extension before Thursday afternoon’s deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign multi-year contracts with their teams. Moton agreed to a four-year, $72 million pact with the Panthers shortly before the deadline, which leaves six other players to play out the [more]

Will any franchise-tag deals get done?

The NFL is a deadline-driven business. A key deadline is currently driving up on several teams. Currently, however, there’s no indication that any of the franchise-tagged players who have not signed long-term deals will sign long-term deals before today’s 4:00 p.m. ET deadline. As one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it, the Saints [more]

It’s deadline day for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term deals

Thursday afternoon marks a deadline for the seven players who are currently set to play out the season under the franchise tag. If no long-term deal is agreed to ahead of the 4 p.m. ET deadline, those players will move forward under the tag and will not be able to sign multi-year pacts with their [more]

Brian Burns: Sam Darnold is going to be a great leader for the offense

The Panthers’ quest to find a franchise quarterback led them to acquire Sam Darnold in the spring. The No. 3 pick of the 2018 draft, Darnold didn’t have much success with the Jets. But he’s drawn some positive reviews from teammates for his performance during the offseason program with Carolina. During a Wednesday appearance on [more]

Marcus Maye not expected to sign long-term deal with Jets

Jets head coach Robert Saleh said in May that the team would “relentlessly” work to sign safety Marcus Maye to a long-term contract before the July 15 deadline to make a deal with franchise-tagged players, but those efforts appear to be flagging with the deadline a couple of days away. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media [more]

Jets will open seven practices, intrasquad scrimmage to public

The Jets have unveiled their plans for open practices at this summer’s practice squad. The team will have seven practices at their Florham Park, New Jersey facility open to the public. The first of them will come as part of the NFL’s “Back Together Saturday” event on July 31. Fans will also be able to [more]

Eagles will practice with Patriots, Jets in August

The Eagles will spend some time on the practice field with a pair of AFC East teams next month. The team announced on Tuesday that they will have joint practice sessions with the Patriots and the Jets as they prepare for the 2021 season. New England will visit the Eagles for workouts on August 16 [more]

Report: Mark Sanchez to call games for FOX

Mark Sanchez is reportedly set to be part of FOX’s NFL coverage this fall. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Sanchez is making the move from ESPN to be a game analyst during the 2021 season. Sanchez is reportedly going to work with play-by-play announcer Kevin Kugler and will also make appearances [more]

One week left for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term deals

July is a quiet month around the NFL until training camps get underway, but there is sometimes a flurry of activity involving franchise-tagged players in the middle of the month. The deadline for those players to sign long-term deals with their current teams is July 15. Any player who does not sign such a contract [more]

Jets rookie Michael Carter expects great RB competition in camp

The Jets used their first four draft picks on offensive players this year as they try to build a unit capable of winning the team more games than they’ve managed in recent years. Running back Michael Carter was the fourth of those picks and the size of his role to kick off his NFL career [more]

Alijah Vera-Tucker has checked every box for Jets OL coach John Benton

One of the bright spots of the Jets’ dismal 2-14 season in 2020 was the play of left tackle Mekhi Becton. The first-round pick stepped right into the starting lineup and looked like a player who will be a fixture at a key spot on the offensive line for years to come. The rest of [more]

Jets, Packers to practice together in August

The LaFleur brothers will be working in different places this August, but they will get a chance to spend some time together before the regular season gets underway. Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur and the Jets will travel to Wisconsin to work out with the Matt LaFleur-coached [more]

Jets’ Isaiah Dunn proving to be more than “the typical undrafted dude”

It’s not often that an undrafted rookie gets a lot of buzz heading into training camp, but for Jets cornerback Isaiah Dunn, the buzz is real. Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich said after minicamp that Dunn looks so good that he could be competing not just to make the roster but to become a significant [more]

Jets cut Jordyn Peters

The Jets officially announced the signing of offensive tackle Morgan Moses on Friday, which meant the club needed to create a roster spot. New York has done it by cutting one of its recent signees. The Jets announced Friday that they’ve released safety Jordyn Peters. Peters signed with the Jets in May as an undrafted [more]

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