Archive for July, 2020

Drew Lock, Denver Broncos back on the field

Friday, July 31st, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic forced NFL teams into an unconventional offseason and wiped out the entire preseason, two factors that led Broncos general manager John Elway to temper his expectations for second-year quarterback Drew Lock in 2020. Lock's own ambitions haven't abated one bit. “Not being able to be with the guys as much as you normally would is not going to change how I feel going into the season,” Lock said Friday. The first offseason after a quarterback's rookie year usually is crucial to his development and his chances for long-term success because it's the first time he's immersed in the pro game and can absorb advanced concepts that build on the crash course from his rookie year.

5 positions the Packers could look to improve before start of 2020 season

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Here are five positions the Packers could look to improve before the start of the 2020 season: Offensive tackle The backup offensive tackle entering training camp is … Alex Light? Billy Turner? To be determined?

Who is Antonio Brown?

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Brown does not currently have a contract with any team, but was suspended Friday under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Cardinals crack top 10 in pre-training camp power rankings

Friday, July 31st, 2020

The NFL has begun its preparations for the 2020 regular season. All 32 teams have had their players report for training camp, although camp will look different this year in the middle of a pandemic. But with camps kicking off, Touchdown Wire’s Mark Schofield released new power rankings.

Baker hits game-winner to propel Stingers past River Lions for Summer Series win

Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Jordan Baker rolled off a pick before laying in the winning basket as part of a 19-point, 12-rebound performance, leading the Edmonton Stingers over the Niagara River Lions 87-86 on Friday in the Canadian Elite Basketball League Summer Series.

Antonio Brown suspension should end talk of signing with Ravens

Friday, July 31st, 2020

All the talk about the Baltimore Ravens potentially signing free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown might have finally been put to rest. The NFL announced an eight-game suspension for Brown for multiple violations of the league’s personal conduct policy. He won’t appeal the ban, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, meaning he won’t be eligible to play until Week 9 at the earliest.

Let the Trubisky-Foles competition begin for Chicago Bears QB job

Friday, July 31st, 2020

What impact will Pace hiring Nick Foles to possibly prove he was wrong about Trubisky have? And how will the realities of our current public-health crisis alter all of that and more? Both Trubisky and Foles visited with media Friday, sharpening the focus on their impending battle.

Packers waive offensive lineman Cole Madison

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Cole Madison was able to overcome the mental health challenges that kept him away from football for what would have been his rookie season in 2018. But the now-former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman apparently wasn’t able to overcome the torn ACL he suffered last November, as the team waived him with a failed physical designation Friday afternoon.

Packers waive offensive lineman Cole Madison

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Cole Madison was able to overcome the mental health challenges that kept him away from football for what would have been his rookie season in 2018. But the now-former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman apparently wasn’t able to overcome the torn ACL he suffered last November, as the team waived him with a failed physical designation Friday afternoon.

Baker Mayfield shows off his new footwork and leaner frame in early Browns training camp workouts with QBs and rookies

Friday, July 31st, 2020

These first few days have given Mayfield a chance to show the coaches for the first time in person just how good his new footwork is, and how he’s more agile than last season, as seen in the video above. He’s also shed some body fat and increased his muscle from last season so he can be more mobile in the new offense. Baker’s footwork from the gun will change,’' offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said in June.