Getty Images Baker Mayfield has been linked to the Panthers ever since the Browns traded for Deshaun Watson and a deal sending the quarterback to Carolina is finally in place. NFL Media reports that the Panthers will send a conditional 2024 fifth-round pick to Cleveland in exchange for Mayfield. The pick can convert to a fourth-rounder based on playing time and the trade won’t become official until Mayfield takes a physical in Carolina. There was also some contractual wrangling involved in getting the deal done. Mayfield was set to make $18.8 million this season and questions about how much the Browns would pay had been an obstacle to earlier discussions. Cleveland will pay $10.5 million of Mayfield’s salary and the Panthers will pay him about $5 million with Mayfield agreeing to a pay cut to help facilitate the deal Mayfield will become the likely starter in Carolina and that means he’ll be in line to face the Browns in Week 1. It remains to be seen if Watson will … [Read more...] about Browns agree to trade Baker Mayfield to Panthers – ProFootballTalk
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With Patrik Laine , things are rarely just run-of-the-mill. Where other prominent players tend to sign long-term contracts, Laine’s drifted though plenty of uncertainty. Even Laine’s sense of fashion tends to break the mold . Could the Blue Jackets finally hash out a long-term contract with Laine this summer, or could the 24-year-old experience the turbulence of another trade? Things could swing in drastically different directions for the pending restricted free agent. From the sound of things, we may not get clarity during the week of the 2022 NHL Draft. Blue Jackets indicate that a Laine trade wouldn’t happen around 2022 NHL Draft One key wrinkle for Laine, the Blue Jackets, and his contract/trade situation is the Finnish winger’s salary arbitration rights. If it got that far, a hearing could leave Laine with just a one-year deal, walking him to unrestricted free agency. That would basically be a worst-case scenario for Columbus. To some, that would indicate that the … [Read more...] about Should Blue Jackets give Laine a big contract, or trade him?
Baker Mayfield , Cleveland Browns quarterback and former No. 1 overall pick, wants out since the team acquired Deshaun Watson . Among potential trade destinations reportedly included the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks. However, the Seahawks were reportedly never really that serious about Mayfield, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. He joined The Pat McAfee Show to explain. “There's a couple of times a year when this happens where you get an internet rumor that takes on a life of its own,” Rapoport said. “And believe me, like I always check and I've heard nothing to corroborate Baker to the Seahawks at all. And like, I don't know what's gonna happen at the end of all this, like maybe this guy announces he's trolling us but, it seems crazy to me, but they have never really been that interested in Baker. What they have wanted is a Drew Lock versus Geno Smith battle … Training camps can be a grind and sometimes not that exciting, despite football … [Read more...] about Baker Mayfield trade news: Seattle Seahawks ‘never really that interested,’ insider says
Getty Images Baker Mayfield and the Browns finally parted ways on Wednesday, with Cleveland dealing the former No. 1 overall draft pick to the Panthers in exchange for a conditional 2024 fifth-round pick. The move brings closure to two different quarterback situations, both of them messy: Carolina has finally added to an underwhelming group of signal-callers ahead of 2022 training camp, while Cleveland has officially paved the way for Deshaun Watson to be their sole premium investment under center. Which side won the Mayfield trade, however? Here's how we'd grade the deal: Browns: D Let's start with this: you can't unlink the circumstances that led to Mayfield's departure from the trade itself. More than likely, there would be no divorce if it weren't for Cleveland hitching its wagon to Deshaun Watson even while the ex-Texans star still faced accusations of sexual assault or misconduct from more than two dozen women. Watson, to be fair, has not faced criminal charges … [Read more...] about Baker Mayfield trade grades: Panthers better off at QB, Browns put a bow on mismanaged situation
/ Getty Images There was a lot of smoke this offseason about the Philadelphia Eagles potentially looking to make a change at the quarterback position. They were connected in rumors to Russell Wilson , for example, and with three first-round picks in the coffers, they had the ammo to make a deal if they'd wanted to. Of course, things did not work out that way. The Eagles stuck with Jalen Hurts -- at least for this year. And Hurts has at least one big fan along his offensive line in right tackle Lane Johnson , who sung the QB's praises this week. "He just carries himself with a lot of poise. I mean, he demands respect," Johnson said on NFL Total Access . "Just the way he approaches day-to-day activity, how he trains, what he does in the film room. And he's a great motivator. He's a great leader. (He's) super behind the scenes, even during summer, he's connecting with a lot of the guys. Lot of receivers. Doing 7 on 7. Just doing typical work to prepare. I know he's … [Read more...] about Eagles’ Lane Johnson says Jalen Hurts ‘carries himself with a lot of poise’ and ‘demands respect’
/ Getty Images The clock is ticking for teams to sign players given the franchise designation to a long-term deal. The deadline for franchise players to sign multiyear contracts is July 15 at 4 p.m. ET. After the deadline passes, players with franchise tags are prohibited from signing long-term deals until the end of the regular season on Jan. 8, 2023. Eight players received franchise player designations this year. Four have already signed long term. The two franchised wide receivers quickly agreed to deals after the 2022 league year started on March 16. The Buccaneers gave Chris Godwin a three-year, $60 million deal with $40 million fully guaranteed despite him tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee late in the 2021 regular season. The Raiders acquired Davante Adams from the Packers for 2022 first- and second-round picks in a sign-and-trade transaction. Adams signed a five-year, $140 million contract containing $65.67 million in guarantees. The maximum value of … [Read more...] about Agent’s Take: Deadline looming for four remaining designated franchise players to sign long-term deal
USATSI Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks left his start on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers ( CHC 8, MIL 3 ) after three innings because of "right shoulder soreness," according to MLB.com . Hendricks previously missed 12 days in June with a similar issue, although it's unclear how this bout compares with that one. On Wednesday, the Cubs placed Hendricks on the 15-day injured list with a right shoulder strain, the team announced. He will have an MRI in the coming days. Righty Anderson Espinoza was called up to fill the roster spot. "Went out for the first warmup of the game and kind of felt it," Hendricks told MLB.com after Tuesday's game . "And it just set in from there. (Manager David Ross) knows me. So, he knew. He could see it. There was no point in pushing. It's not something that's so bad that's going to get out of control. It's just not great. It's something we definitely want to get checked out and see what it's all about." Hendricks' … [Read more...] about Kyle Hendricks injury update: Cubs starter lands on injured list with shoulder strain