The third-year end started nine games last season and piled up five sacks, giving Carolina's havoc-wreaking defense yet another author of chaos. Once he makes it through protocol, Ealy should have an even bigger role for the Panthers in 2016.
Broncos cut right tackle Ja'Wuan James following torn Achilles
The Denver Broncos have cut right tackle Ja'Wuan James, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. James recently tore his Achilles working out off-site and on Friday tweeted out that he had undergone successful surgery.
Washington signing former Dolphins DB Bobby McCain to one-year deal
A recent visit has resulted in a new opportunity for safety Bobby McCain. The former Dolphins DB is heading to Washington, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton suffers ACL tear
Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton has torn his ACL, NFL Network's Taylor Taylor Bisciotti reported Friday. Hamilton was likely to be traded, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.
Fully vaccinated players, staff no longer required to wear masks at NFL team facilities
Fully vaccinated NFL players and tired staff will no longer be required to wear masks inside or outside at club facilities, the league announced Friday in a memo obtained by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Roundup: Former first-rounder Kelvin Benjamin trying out for Giants as TE
Former 2014 first-round pick Kelvin Benjamin is attempting to restart his NFL career by taking on a new position. The one-time wide receiver is trying out for the Giants this weekend as a tight end.
Bears rookie QB Justin Fields is 'going to do everything that I can to get that starting job'
No. 11 overall pick Justin Fields told the media on Friday "he's going to do everything that I can to get" the Bears' starting quarterback job, but he likewise proclaimed his trust in Matt Nagy's plan for him -- even if that means sitting. Either way, the former five-star recruit and Buckeyes standout believes he's "built for this."
Matt LaFleur on Aaron Rodgers: Packers 'want him back in the worst way'
The Green Bay Packers opened their rookie minicamp on Friday, but the status of Aaron Rodgers remains topic No. 1 in Wisconsin. Head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters the team wants its star QB "back in the worst way."
Melvin Gordon believes Teddy Bridgewater will 'bring the best out of' Drew Lock
Broncos RB Melvin Gordon wants to see QB Drew Lock "be more confident," and he believes competition from Teddy Bridgewater could do just that.
2021 NFL Draft: First-round pick signing tracker
The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books. Stay up to date with which first-round draftees have agreed to deals with their respective teams with our tracker.
WR Jaylen Waddle signs rookie deal with Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins' first first-round pick of 2021 is under contract ahead of rookie minicamp. Jaylen Waddle, the No. 6 overall pick, signed his fully guaranteed four-year contract with the Dolphins on Friday.
Colts LT Eric Fisher won't put timeline on return from torn Achilles
The Colts are banking big that Eric Fisher will return from his torn Achilles early in the season. The newly signed left tackle told reporters Thursday that he wouldn't put a timeline on his recovery.