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Jets’ Wilson: Starting QB job ‘has to be earned’

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer Close Longtime Jets beat writer for New York Daily News Syracuse University graduate Follow on Twitter FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson appears to have a clear path to the starting job, but he doesn't expect to be handed a freebie. "In this position, the coaches want to play the best player. That position has to be earned," the second overall pick said Saturday on the second day of rookie minicamp.

Buffalo tabs Michigan’s Maurice Linguist to take over team

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Maurice Linguist was hired as the University at Buffalo head coach months after he became Michigan's co-defensive coordinator.

Texans QB Mills Needs To Be Himself, Not Deshaun 2.0

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Now, Mills might be viewed as the face of the franchise — at least for the short term. even as Watson's face remains in the picture, cloudy as that picture is. There is no telling what Mills' could be coming out of coach David Shaw's system.

What we learned about the Chiefs this week

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

The week began with John Dixon outlining some of the things we learned from the weekend’s NFL Draft — including that the Kansas City Chiefs’ pre-draft trade for Orlando Brown Jr. might have been Plan A all along. After Thursday night — when offensive tackle Teven Jenkins unexpectedly remained undrafted after the first round — it was possible to wonder if the Chiefs had made the wrong move by trading their first-round pick for Brown.

AFC South Watch: Instant Impact Draft Picks

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

One player can change an NFL franchise in an instant. Teams may find generational talents early in the first round of the NFL Draft. They also might hit on long-time starters late on Day Three.

Panthers hiring former linebacker Dan Morgan to be assistant GM

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

A former Panthers linebacker is returning to work for the front office.

Ravens Want to Impose Their Will With Revamped Offensive Line

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

The Ravens got bigger and more physical with an overhauled offensive line this offseason. General manager Eric DeCosta knows that improving the beleaguered passing game starts with getting better upfront and protecting quarterback Lamar Jackson. I think one of the things we have to do is get better up front with pass protection," DeCosta said.

Watson trade could be most significant in NFL history

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Houston writer John McClain has been covering the NFL for decades, back when the Houston Texans use to be the Houston Oilers. That is how long he has been doing it. McLain knows a thing or two when it comes to the National Football League.

Which 2021 Bears rookie will make the biggest impact?

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

On paper the Chicago Bears did get a couple day three prospects that could find themselves with some playing time as rookies, but with the incredible upside from their first two picks, my guess is our answers to today’s roundtable question will revolve around Justin Fields and Teven Jenkins. Let’s see what the WCG crew had to say when answering this one: Which 2021 Bears rookie will make the biggest impact? Jenkins Josh Sunderbruch: Teven Jenkins.

49ers’ Trey Lance, Brandon Aiyuk already working out together

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Two of the 49ers' recent first-round picks already are putting in work together.