On one hand, you cannot blame the Bears for this current crop of receivers. They stuck to their price point and evaluation on former standout Alshon Jeffery, who signed a one-year deal worth up to $14 million with incentives in Philadelphia. They wanted White to emerge and they surrounded him with the best of what was left from a skittish wide receiver market. All of these receivers have, at one point in their careers, performed well. Before Cruz's devastating patellar tendon tear, he was without question a No. 1 NFL wideout. Randle, who struggled with the playbook in New York, still logged a near 1,000-yard season with the Giants and scored eight touchdowns in his final year.
DE Jadeveon Clowney on chasing the Super Bowl in return to Browns: 'I feel like we've got a shot'
Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is excited for the familiarity that comes from returning to a team, and he believes Cleveland has a shot at a championship after it improved on both sides of the ball.
Ravens working to revamp secondary after lackluster 2021 season
The Ravens have been known for producing defenses ranked in the top 10 on a consistent basis, but after ranking 19th overall in defense and giving up a league-worst 4,742 passing yards last season, Baltimore is ready to get back to business.
Browns, TE David Njoku agree to four-year, $56.75M contract extension
The Browns and Njoku have reached an agreement in principle on a four-year, $56.75-million contract extension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on Friday, per a source.
Falcons QB Marcus Mariota both 'hungry to get back on the field again,' happy to mentor Desmond Ridder
Marcus Mariota spent enough time on the bench to learn he'd like to again become a starting quarterback in the NFL. He found such an opportunity in Atlanta, where rookie Desmond Ridder is also angling to start.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank's foundation grants $200K to violence prevention organizations
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation announced Friday that it has granted $100,000 each to Sandy Hook Promise and The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (HAVI) in light of recent mass shootings.
Lamar Jackson responds to criticism over absence at voluntary OTAs, says he will join Ravens eventually
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson took to Twitter on Friday in regards to his absence at OTAs, saying he will be there at some point ahead of a crucial fifth season.
New Steelers GM Omar Khan assures 'smooth transition' from Kevin Colbert era
New Steelers GM Omar Khan assured a 'smooth transition' from the era of Kevin Colbert, who learned under his wing for the past 20 seasons in Pittsburgh
Budda Baker aiming to ensure Cardinals don't get 'comfortable' again in 2022
After two years of late-season disappointment, Cardinals All-Pro safety Budda Baker is taking it upon himself to make sure Arizona doesn't get complacent in 2022.
Dan Campbell: Aidan Hutchinson's 'DNA says he's going to do everything that he can to be successful'
So far, in the eyes of Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell, the No. 2 overall pick Aidan Hutchinson has been as advertised.
Patrick Mahomes on Chiefs' offense: 'It's going to be everybody'
No Tyreek Hill, no problem. With the Pro Bowl receiver now with the Dolphins, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said "everybody" will be involved on the pass-catching side of things in 2022.
'Forgotten Four' of Marion Motley, Woody Strode, Kenny Washington, Bill Willis selected for Ralph Hay Pioneer Award
Known as the "Forgotten Four," Marion Motley, Woody Strode, Kenny Washington and Bill Willis reintegrated pro football in 1946, and have now been selected to share the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Ralph Hay Pioneer Award during enshrinement week.