A day after Baker Mayfield‘s impressive chomp and chug at an Indians game, we compared his feat to some of the other quarterbacks this offseason (video above). Also Brady’s new deal and players getting their groove on.
Here’s what you need to know from camps across the league:
Top news of the day
Brady would have become an unrestricted free agent after the 2019 season. He had been set to make $15 million this year.
Jordy Nelson is signing a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Packers.
His legacy in Green Bay was special:
• SB XLV champion
• Single-season receiving yards record
• 2nd most receiving TDs
• 3rd most receptions
• 5th most receiving yards pic.twitter.com/0jAEIbb26M
Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue says he is not angry with Jacksonville for not offering him a long-term deal.
Takk being Takk pic.twitter.com/0dfUsbOW5Q
— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) August 4, 2019
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 4, 2019
A tribute to a legend. pic.twitter.com/c75ggcMzZQ
— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) August 4, 2019
Running back Chris Thompson first met Abby Johnson three years ago at training camp, shortly after she was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer. Thompson wore a purple bracelet in support of her and featured Abby’s Army as his “My cause, my cleats” last season. He has stayed connected to the family and took a picture with the family after practice Sunday. Abby, in the foreground on the left, had a cancer-free MRI last week.
Tight end George Kittle is determined to build on his breakthrough 2018 season. At the end of practice, Kittle continues to make his way to the JUGS machine for extra work.
Quotes of the day
“At the end of the day, I know my value, I know my worth. That’s all I can say. Doesn’t matter about anybody else knowing my value. I showed each and every year.” Yannick Ngakoue on not getting a new deal.
“It’s a terrible, terrible loss to the Raiders and to football and to everybody that knew him.” Jon Gruden on the death of Raider great Cliff Branch.
“It’s still in there. It’s kind of moody.” Broncos coach Vic Fangio on his kidney stone.
Best of the rest from across the league
It was a tough day for all three Redskins quarterbacks. There were some OK plays on their end, but overall they struggled throughout the day in various full-team situations. There were deep balls underthrown, one by Colt McCoy. Two drives ended in interceptions (McCoy and Case Keenum). And rookie Dwayne Haskins was inaccurate on too many throws – low on a lot of them; sometimes with his timing off. It’s not the kind of day coach Jay Gruden needs from this group.
Linebacker Luke Kuechly is in shells as are the rest of the Panthers as they resume practice following an off Saturday. Kuechly has not participated in team drills since belng taken out after being involved in a pile up during 9-on-7 drills on Wednesday. Coach Ron Rivera jas not revealed exactly what happened to his Pro Bowl player, saying only the team os being extra cautious.
RAIDERS CAMP PRACTICE 8 (Injury report) Eight practices in and Antonio Brown has participated in one pre-practice walkthrough, last Sunday, and was limited before leaving early on Tuesday. For the fourth day in a row, though, he was nowhere to be seen during practice on Sunday, a day after seeing a foot specialist to check on the bottoms of his feet. And while the team still does not consider the malady serious, he is missing valuable camp time and reps. The update, then, was there was no update. “I’m not going to get into it any other than he’s getting evaluated and we hope to have him back soon,” said Raiders coach Jon Gruden. “And in the time being, we’re going to continue to move on the best we can…I don’t have any update and when I do I’ll be sure to pass that on.” Other players sitting out or being limited in the non-padded practice included tight ends Darren Waller (shoulder) and Paul Butler (hip), defensive end Quinton Bell (unknown), defensive tackles Eddie Vanderdoes (concussion) and Gabe Wright (knee), receiver Tyrell Williams (unknown) and running back Jalen Richard (groin). The Raiders, who enjoyed Family Day on Sunday, are off on Monday.