Patriots, Bucs among those making biggest waves so far
(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)Bill Belichick never was one to spent wildly in free agency. Whether by trade, free agency or re-signings, the group brings a good mix of offense, defense and special teams. In addition to keeping Von Miller, Justin Simmons and Shelby Harris, Paton filled his biggest defensive pothole by signing free agent cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller. FUTURE CONSIDERATIONSThe Lions didn’t do much in free agency but nobody in Detroit should be bothered. The Lions are focused on rebuilding through the draft after sending QB Matthew Stafford to the Rams and then letting star wide receiver Kenny Golladay walk in free agency.
Barkley, 49ers hit with potentially season-ending injuries
Start with running back, where Giants star Saquon Barkley is believed to have torn the ACL in his right knee early in their loss at Chicago. The 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo tried to play through a right ankle injury before Nick Mullens took over for the second half. Tevin Coleman also left San Francisco's win over the Jets with a late knee injury. Along with Lock and Sutton, the Broncos lost defensive end Dre'Mont Jones to a knee injury in their defeat at Pittsburgh. Washington guard Brandon Scherff, who left early in Arizona with a knee injury, was among the offensive linemen hurt around the NFL on Sunday.
Vikings, Cook present NFL's latest RB contract standoff
FILE - In this Oct. 24 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Minneapolis. The Vikings have centered their offense around running back Dalvin Cook and praised him at every turn, but now the bill has come due. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, FIle)MINNEAPOLIS Dalvin Cook logged off last week from virtual team activities with the Minnesota Vikings, no longer willing to participate until he has secured a new contract. The three-year, $39 million contract Arizona gave David Johnson, who's now with Houston, might be the most realistic model. Gordon took a two-year, $8 million contract with Denver.
As regular season begins, a look at area players on NFL rosters
(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A glance at area high school products who are on NFL rosters (either active, reserve or practice squad) entering the 2019 season. Pos., Player, Local tie, NFL team, NotableRB, Mike Boone, Baker County, Minnesota, Had 47 yards rushing on 11 carries last year. Entering his second seasonDE, Caleb Brantley, Crescent City, Washington, Projected backup at endCB, Justin Coleman, Brunswick, Detroit, Had career-best 54 tackles with Seattle last season. DT, Timmy Jernigan, Columbia, Philadelphia, Projected backup. Had 32 yards last yearNotable: Players such as Jeremy Boykins (Seahawks), Isaiah Ford (Dolphins), Jeff Holland (Bills), Chris Milton (Colts) and William Sweet (Cardinals) were among players recently on NFL rosters, but were cut.