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Cardinals sign Marcus Henry, Daryl Worley

The Cardinals signed offensive lineman Marcus Henry and cornerback Daryl Worley to one-year contracts Monday, the team announced. Henry played one game last season with Dallas after spending the season on the Cowboys’ practice squad. He originally entered the league with New Orleans as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2016 out of Boise State. [more]

Panthers sign Tommy Tremble to wrap up draft class

The Panthers will kick off training camp with all of their draft picks under contract. Tight end Tommy Tremble became the final member of the group to agree to his rookie deal on Thursday. Tremble was selected in the third round earlier this year and is one of 11 draft picks who will be vying [more]

Kawann Short cleared for football activity

Kawann Short is ready to get back in the mix. The two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle has played just five games over the last two years, largely due to shoulder injuries. But now Short is a free agent and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the lineman has been cleared for football activity. Schefter [more]

21 NFL teams will hold joint practices in August

The NFL released the entire schedule of joint practices, and 21 teams will have at least one practice with another team. Only Washington, the Lions, Saints, Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs, Texans, Jaguars, Bengals, Steelers and Bills will not work with another team. Seven teams — the Eagles, Giants, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Panthers and Rams — each [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]

Taylor Moton, Panthers agree to four-year, $72 million extension

At least one franchise-tagged player will sign a long-term deal with his current franchise on Thursday. Offensive tackle Taylor Moton has agreed to terms with the Panthers on a contract extension before the 4 p.m. ET deadline, the team announced. According to multiple reports, the deal is for four years and $72 million with $43 [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 planning “sack competition” with Haason Reddick

Panthers defensive end Brian Burns talked about the team’s big offseason moves on both sides of the ball during a Wednesday visit with NFL Network. Burns shared his early impressions of quarterback Sam Darnold and he also discussed a player who will be lining up with him on the team’s defensive front. Edge rusher Haason [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]

Report: Russell Okung patiently waiting for “satisfactory offer”

Offensive tackle Russell Okung remains a free agent with the start of training camps looming. Okung plans on playing but isn’t in a hurry to sign, Adam Beasley of PFN reports. Okung has had offers, just not a “satisfactory offer,” per Beasley. “Okung is being super patient as he searches for the right opportunity,” Beasley [more]

Derrick Brown: I’ve got to play a lot better, be more consistent

The Panthers made defensive tackle Derrick Brown a first-round pick in 2020 and he promptly took a spot in the team’s starting lineup for his rookie season. Brown had 34 tackles, two sacks and 12 quarterback hits while playing 70 percent of the defensive snaps for Carolina. Both sacks and 11 of the quarterback hits [more]

NFL suffers setback in Rams relocation litigation

The massive lawsuit filed by St. Louis against the NFL over the relocation of the Rams will (barring a settlement) culminate with a full-blown trial, which is due to begin just as the Rams prepare to host a Super Bowl in their new stadium. Along the way, the two sides will engage in many battles. [more]

With Peterson, Gore and McCoy unsigned, Cam Newton is NFL’s active leader in rushing TDs

Cam Newton currently occupies an unusual place in the NFL: A quarterback who is the league’s active leader in rushing touchdowns. Newton, who ran for 12 touchdowns with the Patriots last season, has 70 rushing touchdowns in his NFL career. That ranks him fourth among players who were active during the 2020 season, behind Adrian [more]

Cam Newton says 2016 shoulder injury affected him for years

Patriots quarterback Cam Newton says an injury to his throwing shoulder that he suffered in 2016 took years to heal and changed the way he played. Newton posted a video on YouTube today that he filmed in September of 2020 in which he says he was just beginning to feel like his old self again [more]

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