Why New England Patriots’ selection of QB Bailey Zappe is lauded by former NFL GM – New England Patriots Blog

Why New England Patriots' selection of QB Bailey Zappe is lauded by former NFL GM - New England Patriots Blog

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL: 1. Happy with Zapping: One of the most compelling moments of ESPN’s broadcast on the third day of the 2022 NFL draft came when the Patriots selected Western Kentucky quarterback Bailey Zappe late in the fourth round (No. 137). Host Rece … Read more

49ers great Roger Craig part of football family molding Jets rookie Breece Hall – New York Jets Blog

49ers great Roger Craig part of football family molding Jets rookie Breece Hall - New York Jets Blog

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — When running back Roger Craig made his first Pro Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers, he got a chance to hang out and learn from Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton. This was in Hawaii after the 1985 season. Craig was so blown away by Payton’s willingness to impart career advice he … Read more

Jaire Alexander’s contract signals Packers ready to win with defense now and after Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers Blog

Jaire Alexander's contract signals Packers ready to win with defense now and after Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers Blog

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shortly after the news broke that All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander had agreed to a record contract extension with the Green Bay Packers on Monday, one of his teammates posed a rhetorical question on Twitter. “What wins championships,” Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith posted. The defense sure did its part last season, … Read more

New York Jets’ Zach Wilson uses offseason to build body and chemistry – New York Jets Blog

New York Jets' Zach Wilson uses offseason to build body and chemistry - New York Jets Blog

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — A look at what’s happening around the New York Jets: 1. Bulked-up QB: Focusing on team and self, Zach Wilson won the offseason. When he wasn’t throwing to his receivers on his “Zach Across America Tour,” the second-year quarterback was working on his body. Listed at 6-foot-2, 214 pounds, Wilson never … Read more

Why New England Patriots rookie Tyquan Thornton’s blazing 40-yard dash is a promising sign – New England Patriots Blog

Why New England Patriots rookie Tyquan Thornton's blazing 40-yard dash is a promising sign - New England Patriots Blog

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL: 1. Thornton’s blazing speed: Running the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine is one of the ultimate solo pursuits for rookies looking to break into the league. All eyes are on them. No one is there to pick them up. … Read more

After the draft, where do the Buffalo Bills still need to upgrade? -Buffalo Bills Blog

After the draft, where do the Buffalo Bills still need to upgrade?  -Buffalo Bills Blog

6:00 AM ET Alaina GetzenbergESPN BUFFALO, NY — The hype going into the 2022 season for the Buffalo Bills is off the charts. Caesars considers the Bills the betting favorites at +700 to win the Super Bowl. ESPN’s post-draft power rankings had the Bills listed No. 1. “The Bills are the best team in the … Read more

San Francisco 49ers’ 2022 schedule: Trey Lance can ease into season – San Francisco 49ers Blog

San Francisco 49ers' 2022 schedule: Trey Lance can ease into season - San Francisco 49ers Blog

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers’ 2022 schedule was released along with the rest of the NFL slate Thursday. The 2022 NFL season will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 8 with the Buffalo Bills against the defending champion Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. ESPN opens its schedule with Monday Night Football on … Read more

Patriots banking on Year 2 jump from Nelson Agholor, Mac Jones, others – New England Patriots Blog

Patriots banking on Year 2 jump from Nelson Agholor, Mac Jones, others - New England Patriots Blog

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots are in the fourth week of their voluntary offseason program, and veteran wide receiver Nelson Agholor already notices a difference for himself. “Everybody runs certain roads, but the route tree [here] is a little different than what I’ve ran before,” he said. “Now I know it, so I … Read more

Chicago Bears have ‘big plan’ for Velus Jones Jr., whose speed, versatility are key assets – Chicago Bears Blog

Chicago Bears have 'big plan' for Velus Jones Jr., whose speed, versatility are key assets - Chicago Bears Blog

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Velus Jones Jr. walked into Halas Hall for his first day of work and left a strong impression on his new coaches. The wide receiver, whom the Chicago Bears drafted 71st overall, wore a suit and brought his own whiteboard to meetings. He came across prepared, aiming to prove his all-in … Read more

How Ahmad Gardner, other rookies can impact New York Jets from Day 1 – New York Jets Blog

How Ahmad Gardner, other rookies can impact New York Jets from Day 1 - New York Jets Blog

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner introduced himself to college football on a Friday night in October 2019, when he scored on a 16-yard interception return that changed everything for himself and Cincinnati’s program. Facing 18th-ranked Central Florida, Gardner — a freshman backup — played “off” coverage at left cornerback, baiting quarterback Dillon Gabriel … Read more