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Baker Mayfield working with the threes at Browns OTAs

Even though the Browns took Baker Mayfield first overall, he’s not working with the first team. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mayfield was the third quarterback in drills during Browns OTAs Wednesday, behind both Tyrod Taylor and Drew Stanton. That’s not surprising, in and of itself. As much as they [more]

Art Rooney thinks standing with a raised fist constitutes disrespect of the anthem

The NFL’s new policy says that every player on the field “shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.” But what constitutes showing respect? That is unclear. Several NFL players have chosen to stand for the anthem but raise a fist. Does that constitute respect? Not according to Steelers owner Art Rooney, [more]

Marcedes Lewis expected to visit Packers this week

The Packers landed a veteran tight end early in free agency when they signed Jimmy Graham and they may be adding another experienced player to the mix before the offseason comes to an end. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the team is expected to meet with former Jaguar Marcedes Lewis this [more]

Canton/Cleveland already jockeying for 2020 NFL Draft

The NFL just awarded its 2019 Draft to Nashville, and the jockeying for the next one has already begun. A joint bid between Cleveland and Canton, Ohio was considered this year, but the timing is probably better next season anyway. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is gearing up for a celebration of the 100th [more]

Steelers agree to contract with Mason Rudolph

Now that Mason Rudolph and Ben Roethlisberger have broken the ice, they can toast the rookie’s new deal. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, the Steelers have agreed to terms with the third-round quarterback on his four-year deal. That leaves just first-round pick Terrell Edmunds without a deal, as they breeze through signings league-wide. Rudolph [more]

The 2019 NFL draft will be in Nashville

The NFL draft is heading to Nashville. The league’s owners officially voted this morning to put the 2019 NFL draft in Nashville, after a strong bid by the Music City was bolstered by a huge turnout for a party to show off the Titans’ new uniforms. The NFL is seeking to make the draft a [more]

Doug Marrone: Not for me to explain A.J. Bouye, Jalen Ramsey absences

The Jaguars were among the teams starting the OTA phase of their offseason programs on Tuesday and the team took the field without their starting cornerbacks. Neither A.J. Bouye nor Jalen Ramsey was in attendance on Tuesday, which continues a trend from the earlier stages of the team’s voluntary work this year and head coach [more]

Jets linebacker hopes wrong-way tunnel DWI a wake-up call

Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue made the worst kinds of headlines this offseason, but he’s hoping they represent a starting point. After being charged with DWI after driving the wrong way down the Lincoln Tunnel and crashing into a bus, the second-year linebacker said he hopes the event becomes a wake-up call. “It was very enlightening,” [more]

Doug Flutie says Johnny Manziel has a steep learning curve in Canada

The best-case scenario for Johnny Manziel in Canada would be to follow the lead of Doug Flutie, who like Manziel was a Heisman Trophy winner who played briefly in the NFL, ran out of options in the United States, then went to the Canadian Football League, played very well, and returned to the NFL as [more]

Robert Kraft has talked to Tom Brady, who will be at minicamp

Bill Belichick might not be talking about the guys who aren’t at OTAs, but his boss is. Patriots owner Robert Kraft told a group of reporters at the owners meeting in Atlanta this morning that he had spoken with Tom Brady, and that his quarterback was looking forward to showing up for minicamp (which is [more]

Todd Bowles: No regrets about Christian Hackenberg pick

The Jets traded quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Raiders on Tuesday a short time after the 2016 second-round pick said that he felt frustrated by “not really getting any information from anybody on how to fix” the problems with his game that led him to be anchored to the bench the last two seasons. Jets coach [more]

San Diego could get an AAF team

The NFL has abandoned San Diego. The AAF may be embracing it. Via Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune, the upstart Alliance of American Football is “on track” to make the Chargers’ former home one of the three remaining locations of the initial eight AAF franchises. “I don’t have any information to share [more]

Marcus Mariota practices without a knee brace

Since spraining his left MCL as a rookie, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has worn a knee brace. Tuesday during OTAs, he went without the protective gear. According to Jason Wolf of the Tennesseean, Mariota said he’s not sure he’ll stay braceless, but for May it works. “We’ll see. It might be a different story when [more]

Hunter Henry tore his ACL on Tuesday

If the initial report about Hunter Henry‘s knee injury is correct, the Chargers may have to rethink their farewell to Antonio Gates. The Chargers have announced that Henry tore his ACL during Tuesday’s OTA practice. Henry was reportedly not touched before getting hurt while running during a drill. Henry, a 2016 second-round pick, caught 45 [more]

Amari Cooper ready to be focal point of Raiders offense

Jon Gruden said at the NFL Scouting Combine in February that he wants Amari Cooper to be the “focal point” of the Raiders’ passing game. The fourth-year receiver wants to be just that. “It was cool,” Cooper said, via Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Obviously, as a receiver, you want to go out [more]

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