Posted by Matt Olson

NFL News Summary for Monday, July 10th, 2023

July 11, 2023


DeAndre Hopkins rumors: Chiefs, Patriots and Titans all still in contact with free agent WR, per reports “The Chiefs have kept in contact,” @JFowlerESPN reported recently, “and they have, certainly, some interest.” @CBSSports “The issue for K.C. is money, as has been the case since Hopkins initially became available via trade early this offseason. The team has just over $400,000 in current salary cap space — the least in the NFL — and Hopkins is reportedly seeking a deal in the range of the $15 million one-year pact that Odell Beckham Jr. landed with the Ravens. The Chiefs could free up money to pursue Hopkins “more aggressively” by extending star defensive tackle Chris Jones, per Fowler, but that might not happen until late in the summer. In the meantime, Hopkins has previously visited with the Patriots and Titans earlier this offseason and appear to have the inside track at landing him, though Houston reportedly also hosted the former All-Pro on an unofficial visit after his release from Arizona.”

Cleveland Browns

  • Mentioned on NFL Live today I think CLE should shift to more gun/pistol with Watson next year. Was curious to see what Nick Chubb’s production looked like from those formations…and: 1st in yds/carry 1st in rushing yards over expectation/carry 3rd in EPA/play

Denver Broncos

  • #broncos #1 RB Javonte Williams told media members at the youth camp he was hosting today that the plan right now is for him to be cleared and ready to go for the start of training camp. This is in line with what the organization has been optimistically predicting. I was told this week that Williams has been “working his ass off” with his rehab. He’s impressed everyone in the building.
  • #Broncos @javontewill33 said the plan is to be cleared for training camp. And  he told me plans to run with violent intentions when he returns. “I don’t know any other way.” #Denver7

Indianapolis Colts

  • Irsay added these at the end: -On Jonathan Taylor: “Jonathan is healed up.” -On Shaquille Leonard: “He’s working, he has a chance, he’s getting a little better each day.” Full interview between Pat and Irsay in here:
  • Jim Irsay to @PatMcAfeeShow today: “For Anthony, we know it’s going to be tough. But he has to play to get better. There’s no question. Gardner could play better early on, him just being a veteran. But we have to get Anthony on the field. That’s Shane’s call when he decides.”

New York Jets

  • Some interesting #Jets notes from @JFowlerESPN: the Jets have done their ‘homework’ on Dalvin Cook (@dalvincook) ‘they’re in the mix’ + things remain slow on a Quinnen Williams extension they could have an issue if not done prior to training camp + some players could be asked to take pay cuts + Aaron Rodgers restructure looming could even reflect a 2-year commitment (@Connor_J_Hughes hinted at that earlier in offseason) @GetUpESPN #TakeFlight
  • I asked Dalvin Cook’s (@dalvincook) agent, @ZacHiller of @LAASportsEnt, about the @ProFootballTalk report that the #Jets are ‘gaining momentum’ in the Cook sweepstakes: ‘they’re all in, they want to win a #SuperBowl’ + he said Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) is someone ‘you absolutely want to play with’  called the Jets a ‘great situation’ #TakeFlight

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Elite is a strong word that’s thrown around too often – I am certainly guilty of it – but, while he’s not a flawless wide receiver, it does fit when describing Diontae Johnson’s route running.
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