San Francisco 49ers DT Maurice Hurst set for surgery on torn biceps

San Francisco 49ers DT Maurice Hurst set for surgery on torn biceps

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers‘ defensive line depth is being tested early in training camp, as defensive tackle Maurice Hurst suffered a torn biceps in Friday’s practice and will need surgery, according to coach Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan said Hurst will “most likely” miss the entire 2022 season. “We’ll see after surgery,” Shanahan…

‘This guy has been rehabbing unbelievable’: Giants’ Nick Gates vows return from gruesome injury – New York Giants Blog

‘This guy has been rehabbing unbelievable’: Giants’ Nick Gates vows return from gruesome injury – New York Giants Blog

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The dreaded cart. The courtesy clap for the injured. New York Giants offensive lineman Nick Gates wanted no part of it. He had never needed it before the Thursday night game against Washington in Week 2 of last season. Not until he heard his left leg go “crack, crack, pop” and…

How the Atlanta Falcons have approached ‘transition’ from a salary-cap disaster

How the Atlanta Falcons have approached ‘transition’ from a salary-cap disaster

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — When Atlanta Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot and head coach Arthur Smith were hired, they had an understanding of what they inherited: A roster with multiple bloated contracts and a salary-cap situation not far from the worst in the league. Fixing it would take time and patience in a sport where…

Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor using technology to try and avoid injuries

Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor using technology to try and avoid injuries

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor enters the 2022 NFL season as one of the top performers at his position if he can stay healthy. “You understand the risk-reward in the sport that we play,” said Taylor, who’s proven durable early in his career but is well-aware of the risks. “It’s a very violent game.”…

‘This guy has been rehabbing unbelievable’: Giants’ Nick Gates vows return from gruesome injury – NFL Nation

‘This guy has been rehabbing unbelievable’: Giants’ Nick Gates vows return from gruesome injury – NFL Nation

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The dreaded cart. The courtesy clap for the injured. New York Giants offensive lineman Nick Gates wanted no part of it. He had never needed it before the Thursday night game against Washington in Week 2 of last season. Not until he heard his left leg go “crack, crack, pop” and…

CeeDee Lamb already looks ready for Cowboys WR1 role in training camp

CeeDee Lamb already looks ready for Cowboys WR1 role in training camp

CeeDee Lamb showed during training camp practice that he is ready to be the Dallas Cowboys’ top wide receiver. The Dallas Cowboys changed up their wide receiver corps this offseason, and the big move was Amari Cooper getting traded to the Cleveland Browns. The team did retain Michael Gallup and add James Washington through free…

NFL training camp 2022 live

NFL training camp 2022 live

7:38 PM ET ESPN staff With 2022 NFL training camps getting ready to hit high gear, young starting quarterbacks around the league are getting valuable reps. At the New England Patriots‘ camp on Friday, onlookers anticipated that quarterback Mac Jones would raise his level of performance after the offense was almost shut out completely, scoring…

Baker Mayfield’s “mess talk” is entertaining his new Carolina Panthers teammates

Baker Mayfield’s “mess talk” is entertaining his new Carolina Panthers teammates

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — It seemed a bit odd Tuesday when newly acquired Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield was chauffeured to Wofford College for training camp in a truck driven by linebacker Shaq Thompson. Now we know why. Smack talk. Or “mess” talk, as Thompson put it Friday when explaining how the former Cleveland Browns star…

Minnesota Vikings surprise Jared Allen with Ring of Honor announcement after training camp address

Minnesota Vikings surprise Jared Allen with Ring of Honor announcement after training camp address

MINNEAPOLIS — Former defensive end Jared Allen showed up at Minnesota Vikings training camp Friday assuming he was there to give a speech to the team. He left with the highest honor the franchise can bestow. Allen will be inducted into Vikings’ Ring of Honor during a ceremony on Oct. 30, at halftime of their…

DK Metcalf says contract negotiations ‘a stressful process’ after landing three-year, $73 million deal with Seattle Seahawks

DK Metcalf says contract negotiations ‘a stressful process’ after landing three-year, $73 million deal with Seattle Seahawks

6:31 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — Several months of contract negotiations between his agent and the Seattle Seahawks gave DK Metcalf plenty of consternation, even though the star wide receiver remained confident all along that it would end in a deal. “It was a stressful process,” Metcalf said Friday, “but glad that it’s…