Every week we take a look around the NFL at each team. We pull the biggest and most discussed headlines from each of our 32 NFL websites.
Here’s all the biggest NFL headlines from this week:
Green Bay Packers trade CB Ka’Dar Hollman to Houston Texans
Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)
Ka’Dar Hollman becomes the fourth cornerback to leave Green Bay in the last week, joining Dominique Martin, Stanford Samuels, and Josh Jackson.
Detroit Lions DC Aaron Glenn frustrated by focus on Jeff Okudah’s mistake
Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)
Jeff Okudah has been making some good plays, and Glenn thinks that shouldn’t be overshadowed by one poor play.
How Does Ryan Pace Compare to His Peers?
Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)
This article is an attempt to give some basic, objective data and a few points of comparison in the ongoing fan discussion of Ryan Pace. Some fans might not care. For the rest of you, here are the numbers themselves, with all commentary marked as such.
Report: Vikings to sign Everson Griffen
Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)
They’re getting the band back together
Jameis Winston makes New Orleans Saints quarterback question easy
New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)
The only question remaining is if there was a battle in the first place?
Falcons announce flurry of moves, including cutting RB Javian Hawkins and signing QB Josh Rosen
Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)
The battle for the backup QB officially has a new entrant.
Panthers agree to a two-year, $29.5M contract extension with Robby Anderson
Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)
The Panthers have locked up one of their new quarterback’s favorite targets.
Arians reaffirms Gio Bernard’s ‘major’ role in the offense
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)
Bernard will get plenty of touches for the Buccaneers, primarily in the receiving game, as expected.
Steve Young says Trey Lance should start
San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)
“The transition is so much easier now than it ever was...he needs to be on that field”
Cardinals’ wide receiver Greg Dortch continues to impress with a 53-man roster spot up for grabs
Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)
Former Wake Forest product made practice squad stints with four different teams since 2019
Luke Willson has retired
Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)
Tuesday the Seattle Seahawks brought back tight end Luke Willson for a fourth stint with the team. Fans were excited for Willson’s return and for the potential return of Techno Thursday.
Everything you’ll hear (and won’t hear) about Sony Michel
Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)
The facts and the figures on the newest Rams running back
Jaelan Phillips looked like a rookie in his NFL debut and that’s okay
Miami Dolphins (via The Phinsider)
The 18th-overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft played 27 snaps on Saturday, recording two tackles in his NFL debut at Hard Rock Stadium.
Sony Michel has earned his place in Patriots history despite his unceremonious departure
New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)
The writing was already on the wall. Not only did the New England Patriots decline to pick up Sony Michel’s fifth-year contract option in spring, they later also invested a fourth-round draft pick in his potential heir at the early-down running back position.
Jets Hire Matt Cavanaugh As Senior Offensive Assistant
New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)
The New York Jets have hired Matt Cavanaugh as a senior offensive assistant. Presumably he will be working closely with quarterback Zach Wilson, filling the hole in the staff created when quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp passed away last month.
Opinion: Trading Mitchell Trubisky is probably not a good idea
Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)
With that very public performance and his pedigree as a top-2 pick, there has come some renewed interest in trying to flip Trubisky for a draft pick. I don’t think that’s a good idea.
L.J. Fort suffers torn ACL, will miss the entire 2021 season
Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)
The Ravens lose the veteran leader of their ILB corps for the year.
Dwayne Haskins to start the Steelers final preseason game vs. the Panthers
Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)
In a press conference Wednesday morning, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph will not play Friday night.
NFL analyst grades Ja’Marr Chase among disappointing preseason rookies
Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)
Penei Sewell joined Chase at the bottom of the grading scale.
David Njoku: “I would like to stay here”
Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)
Browns tight end is entering the final year of his rookie contract and says he has a more positive mindset this season.
Houston Texans Cut Three, Trade For Cornerback
Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)
The Turk comes early in H-Town.
Mike Vrabel announces he has tested positive for Covid
Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)
Mike Vrabel has tested positive for COVID and will be quarantining for the time being
Trevor Lawrence officially named Jaguars starting QB
Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)
Long-awaited, Trevor Lawrence was officially named the Jaguars starting quarterback by head coach Urban Meyer.
Vegas oddsmakers predict 0-5 start for Colts
Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)
Vegas thinks Indy doesn’t even notch a win in their gauntlet to the begin the season.
Vic Fangio names Teddy Bridgewater starting quarterback heading into season
Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)
The Denver Broncos have named Teddy Bridgewater the starting quarterback over Drew Lock.
Chargers cut roster down to 80, activate Nasir Adderley off reserve-COVID 19 list
Los Angeles Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)
Ahead of today’s deadline, the Chargers made a handful of moves to bring their roster down to 80 players.
Raiders roster moves: Receiver Marcell Ateman is cut
Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)
Las Vegas also waived/injured undrafted rookie defensive tackle Darius Stills on Tuesday
Dave Toub admits that Demarcus Robinson ‘drives him nuts’ on punt returns
Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)
Dave Toub on Demarcus Robinson: “He drives me nuts. He’s got to learn to get up the field. He’s got a ways to go.