Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap missed out on $300,000 in workout bonuses by opting out of voluntary work with the team this offseason in a decision that’s been linked to his desire for an extension as he enters the final year of his current deal.
While contract matters were likely part of that call, Dunlap said over the weekend that he’s not sweating things on that front.
Whatever it takes for me to get some wins and do my part where I leave no doubt, no question in anybody’s mind that Josh did everything he could do to try and get us a win, then I can walk away with whatever the stat line is.
There had been some backlash that Hardy would be given a second chance considering his history of domestic violence and that he was shifting from football to a sport where he punches and kicks people for a living.
The Panthers have been practicing without Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner (sore knee), though they insist it’s not a serious problem.
McCaffrey is used more like a top-end gadget player than a true running back at this point in his career. Inside the 10, McCaffrey recorded just four of the team’s 36 carries last year. At the same time, he was the only Panther to catch more than two balls inside the 10, where he saw seven targets for four touchdowns.
He’s not what you would traditionally think of as running back. Everyone will be tracking his transition to a more voluminous role.
Over the last three seasons, the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers both ranked in the NFL’s top 10 in passing plays. The Minnesota Vikings just signed Kirk Cousins to go with receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. This is to say: The Chicago Bears are going to need to be able to stop the pass.