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NFL notebook: Decision on Mayfield won’t come until next week

Friday, September 21st, 2018

No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield gave Cleveland just its second win in 38 games on Thursday night, but Browns coach Hue Jackson isn't ready to anoint him the starter just yet. "It was a short week, not a lot of practice time, and you would think he took all the reps." Mayfield relieved a concussed Tyrod Taylor and rallied the Browns from a 14-point deficit past the visiting New York Jets for a 21-17 win -- ending a 19-game winless streak. Mayfield, in his NFL debut, finished 17 of 23 for 201 yards in a little over one half of work for the Browns (1-1-1), who tallied their first victory since Dec. 24, 2016.

Holding Call: Browns delay naming Mayfield new starting QB

Friday, September 21st, 2018

The beer-fueled bash spilled into the streets around FirstEnergy Stadium as delirious Browns fans walked - some staggered - while chanting for their new hero, the streak buster. Jackson said he isn't ready to ''officially'' identify his starter for next week's game in Oakland, but all signs point to Mayfield taking over in Cleveland following his dazzling NFL debut on Thursday night. The No. 1 pick in this year's draft replaced concussed starter Tyrod Taylor late in the first half and led the Browns (1-1-1) on four scoring drives as they erased a two-touchdown deficit to beat the New York Jets 21-17 and end Cleveland's 19-game winless streak - the NFL's second longest since 1970.

What Is Rob Gronkowski’s Net Worth?

Friday, September 21st, 2018

The other is tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronk hasn't even played in the NFL for a full decade, and he has already placed himself in the history books. Gronkowski isn't just the lunkhead who loves to party.

Memo To NFL GMs: Stop Drafting Kickers

Friday, September 21st, 2018

One of the strongest takeaways of the early NFL season is that the Minnesota Vikings need to stop drafting kickers. Last Sunday, rookie Daniel Carlson endured one of the worst days for a kicker in recent history, becoming just the 15th man this century to attempt at least three field goals without hitting any of them, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. Carlson was drafted in the fifth round, one round higher than the Vikings selected Blair Walsh in 2014.

How Would Colin Kaepernick Signing With an NFL Team Affect His Collusion Grievance?

Friday, September 21st, 2018

One of Colin Kaepernick’s attorneys, Mark Geragos, hinted on Thursday that Kaepernick could be signed by an NFL team in the near future. Geragos also left clues that the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots are plausible destinations for the 30-year-old Kaepernick, who hasn’t played since the 2016 season. During that 2016 season Kaepernick registered a 90.7 QB rating—17th best in the league.

NFL Week 3: Preview and Analysis for Each Sunday Game

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Each Friday, Andy Benoit will take a quick look at every NFL game to be played over the weekend. The Falcons have two young backups in the middle of their defense, with safety Damontae Kazee in for an injured Keanu Neal and linebacker Duke Riley in for an injured Deion Jones. Both have the speed for Dan Quinn’s scheme…and it will be Drew Brees’s aim to use that against them.

Vontae Davis and the Magic of Quitting Early

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

My favorite story of the NFL season thus far? Easy: the player who retired from the Buffalo Bills…at halftime. The player is Vontae Davis, a 30-year-old cornerback who played 10 seasons…well, nine seasons and one half of one game before

Colin Kaepernick’s attorney hints quarterback could sign soon: ‘Next week, there may be some news’

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Is Colin Kaepernick really close to signing with a team? At least one person close to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick believes the quarterback will play in the National Football League again. When asked whether he thinks Kaepernick will play again this season, Geragos responds with, “I would just say stay tuned.

Patriots again No. 2 in Forbes valuations of NFL teams

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The Patriots were No. 2 in the NFL after losing Super Bowl 52 to the Philadelphia Eagles and they're again No. 2 in Forbes' annual valuation rankings of NFL teams.For the fourth year in a row, the Pats, at $3.8 billion. have finished second to the Dallas

One reason Raiders or Patriots should sign Colin Kaepernick — chaos

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Mark Geragos, who is representing Kaepeernick in his fascinating collusion case against the NFL office and owners, told . TMZ Sports that two NFL team COULD be INTERESTED in signing Kaepernick as a backup quarterback. ." It's as though he is suggesting that the only reason Kaepernick isn't playing now is because Mark Davis hasn't thought of it.