"We as coaches, the football people, we're more interested in function," Garrett said when asked about someone playing through pain. "How is the player functioning? We'll look at him, he might say this, the doctor might say this, but what we see is this. And we give our feedback, too, and we make a collective decision as to what's right for the player and what's right for the team."
Saints 2021 first-round pick Payton Turner (shoulder) says he's 'cleared' to return
New Orleans defensive end Payton Turner, who underwent shoulder surgery in November, announced Wednesday that he has been "cleared" ahead of training camp.
Justin Herbert: Chargers 'have to put together a full season for us to play the football that we want to'
The Chargers have high expectations for the 2022 season after all of their offseason additions. Quarterback Justin Herbert recently said they "have to put together a full season for us to play the football that we want to."
Bruce Arians discusses his new role with Buccaneers: It's a 'What do you think?' job
Bruce Arians stepped down as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach earlier this offseason. He recently described his new position within the organization as a "What do you think?" job.
Commanders QB Sam Howell 'embracing' role as backup: 'When my name is called, I'll be ready'
Washington Commanders rookie quarterback Sam Howell is both adjusting to and embracing his role as a backup. Part of that approach involves being ready when his name is called.
Inaugural Awards of Excellence winners to be honored this week
First-ever Awards of Excellence winners to be recognized Wednesday and Thursday in Canton, Ohio.
Bills co-owner Kim Pegula 'progressing well' from unspecified health issue
Bills co-owner Kim Pegula is resting and progressing from an unspecified health issue, the Pegula family announced Tuesday in its first statement since a June 14 announcement that Pegula was undergoing medical treatment.
Former Saints DB Steve Gleason named Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award Honoree
Former New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason was named a Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award Honoree, ESPN announced on Tuesday. The Denver Broncos were also named a finalist for Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year and NFL free-agent linebacker Anthony Barr was tabbed as a Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award finalist.
Commanders WR Terry McLaurin agrees to three-year extension worth up to $70 million
Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin agreed to a three-year contract extension that is worth nearly $70 million in new money, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday.
Aqib Talib to join Amazon as part of its 'Thursday Night Football' broadcast
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that former All-Pro corner Aqib Talib will join Amazon as a studio analyst for "Thursday Night Football".
Baker Mayfield on potential Browns reconciliation: 'The mutual decision on both sides is to move on'
Could Baker Mayfield possibly work things out with the Browns and play for Cleveland in 2022? Mayfield told reporters on Tuesday that "it's pretty obvious the mutual decision on both sides is to move on."
Melvin Gordon: Broncos RBs 'gonna go crazy' in 2022
All of the offseason hype in Denver has focused on the acquisition of quarterback Russell Wilson. Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams, however, could give the Broncos the best backfield in the NFL.
Joe Mixon: Bengals 'might be the hottest thing smokin' in the NFL on Sundays'
The Bengals fell short of a Lombardi Trophy in 2021, but running back Joe Mixon believes the team's returning experience and added free agents give Cincinnati an opportunity to be "the hottest thing" in the NFL this season.