Ayers started in four of the nine games in which he appeared and tallied 20 tackles (16 solo), 4.0 sacks and one interception with the Patriots. Ayers also happened to be the player who ran off the field in exchange for Malcolm Butler on second-and-goal from the 1 in Super Bowl XLIX, and we know how that turned out.
Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins (knee) passes physical, removed from PUP list
Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins has passed his physical and come off the physically unable to perform list, the team announced Monday.
Saints QB Jameis Winston being evaluated after leaving practice with foot injury
Jameis Winston left New Orleans Saints practice early Monday after "tweaking his foot", coach Dennis Allen told reporters. Allen added the starting quarterback was still being evaluated and had no update on the severity of the injury.
Raiders HC Josh McDaniels: We have 'no desire' to trade Josh Jacobs
Josh Jacobs' usage in last week's Hall of Fame Game raised eyebrows, but Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels told reporters Monday that the team has no plan to trade the veteran running back.
Training Camp Buzz: Panthers' McCaffrey operating on step count; Chiefs' Hardman emerges as deep threat
Can Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey's step count lead to a healthy resurgence? Will Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman fill Tyreek Hill's shoes? Keep up with the buzz as we track interesting items from training camp.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker signs four-year extension through 2027 season
The Baltimore Ravens signed kicker Justin Tucker to a four-year extension through the 2027 season, the team announced Monday. Tucker, 32, had two years remaining on his previous deal.
NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Monday, Aug. 8
Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield has returned to the field after missing two practice with a lower back issue. Now he can return to battling for a starting spot.
Rookie center Tyler Linderbaum has Lisfranc injury; Ravens still optimistic he'll only miss 1-2 weeks
The Ravens' season of redemption hit a familiar, concerning point Monday. Center Tyler Linderbaum, a first-round selection in April, has suffered a Lisfranc injury, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported.
Jaguars RB Travis Etienne happy to get hit in practice to acclimate: 'I need to get tackled'
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne is on the road back from a Lisfranc injury that ended his rookie season before it began, and he's welcoming contact along the way.
Bears WR N'Keal Harry suffers high ankle sprain in practice, likely out for six weeks
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Harry left the Bears' practice early on Saturday after suffering an ankle injury, which Rapoport confirmed is a high ankle sprain. The timeline for recovery from this type of injury is six weeks, which would keep Harry out for at least the first two weeks of the season.
Training Camp Buzz: Raiders don't want to trade Josh Jacobs; Dolphins' RB competition is 'fierce'
Did Josh Jacobs' heavy usage in the Raiders' first preseason game hint at the running back's future? How is Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel approaching the RB competition? Find out the buzz as we track interesting items of news from today's camp.
NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Sunday, Aug. 7
The Buffalo Bills activated offensive guard Rodger Saffold off the non-football injury list Sunday, clearing the way for the veteran to mold the line into a top unit in front of QB Josh Allen.
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