By Nithinya Simuong — July 4, 2022 at 7:21 a.m.
Most of the NFL news for Monday, July 4, 2022.
Jersey sales: Russell Wilson at the top, Kenny Pickett, the surprise guest
Brian Flores wants answers
While the NFL has requested arbitration regarding the case between it and Brian Flores (HC assistant, Steelers), the latter wrote a letter asking if the league’s request is justified. In addition to this letter, he requested a list of 10 types of documents involving the NFL. In relation to commissioner Roger Goodell, Flores and his attorneys reportedly intend to examine him under oath to find out whether the case should be heard that way to avoid bias.
Amari Cooper ready to take responsibility
Landed during the last offseason, Amari Cooper (WR, Browns) is now the 2nd oldest receiver in the group (28) behind Jakeem Grant Sr. (29). Often discreet and even if it is only his first year on the shores of Lake Erie, the quadruple Pro Bowler is ready to step out of his reserve to take on the role of leader with a very young squad.
“That’s the position I’m in now,” Cooper said, according to team reporter Anthony Poisal. “These guys look at me like an old gentleman. They pay great attention to detail, and they know the importance of coming in every day, knowing their work and trying to perfect everything they do. »
“A lot of leadership comes with experience and age. It gets easier and easier over time because, from what I see now, leadership is all about experience. »
Packers: Mark Murphy confirms his departure for 2025
President of the Packers for 14 years, Mark Murphy will retire in 2025, on July 13 to be more precise. He himself confirmed the news during the last monthly Q&A session organized by the franchise. Members of the team’s board of directors are placed under emeritus status at age 70, which requires them to retire or resign, although they may continue to wear their honorary title.
“The organization’s executive committee has begun planning the process and timeline for finding my successor,” Murphy wrote. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as President of the Packers. I intend to make the last three years as successful as possible, with multiple Super Bowl championships! »
Michael Thomas (WR, Saints) has started running tracks again, recovering from an ankle injury. He posted a video on social media. As a reminder, he could not participate in the off-season training sessions.
#Saints WR Michael Thomas still looking bothered by his left ankle on these routes. That’s the main reason our team of Pro Football Docs have a low SIC score for him heading into the season
Full analysis here ⏩️ https://t.co/oBL7dORPSz pic.twitter.com/40duOtBbTp
— Sports Injury Central (@SICscore) July 1, 2022
– Odell Beckham Jr (WR, Rams) currently treating a torn anterior cruciate ligament. But according to the player, this injury would not have occurred during the last Super Bowl. He claims to have “played the second half of the season” without his ligament.
Krazy thought … really played the whole back half of the season without an acl, and won a super bowl! God doesn’t miss, i swea
—Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) July 3, 2022
The signatures: Lirim Hajrallu (K, Cowboys)
– The causes of death of Jaylon Ferguson, tragically passed away a few weeks ago, have been revealed. According to the medical examiners who performed the autopsy, the ex-Ravens linebacker died of the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine. A spokesperson for the Maryland Department of Health said the death was ruled accidental (ESPN).
– On his Twitter account, the Nose Tackle Handsome Allen announced his retirement after 7 years in the league. He won a Super Bowl in 2018 with the Eagles. He also moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers then the New England Patriots where he was released in March 2020. He had not played a game since 2019.
– The Chicago Bears announced the dismissal of LaMar “Soup” Campbell. He was director of player contracts. He was part of the search committee for the new general manager and head coach. It was Ryan Poles (GM, Bears) who broke the news to him. (Chicago Tribune)
Justin Jefferson names his strongest opponents
Justin Jefferson (WR, Vikings) was a guest on “The NFL Ringer Show” and gave the direct opponents that gave him a lot of trouble during his early NFL career. His answer :
“Jalen Ramsey. Sure. His ability to cover, be aggressive, and sharp. He knows all types of plots. It’s very hard to get rid of him. There’s also Marshon Lattimore.”
Pugh upbeat about Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray still hasn’t signed a contract extension. But, on the Arizona side, after general manager Steve Kaim, it’s his teammate’s turn Justin Pugh (OL, Cardinals) to express his optimism about his quarterback’s situation.
“It always felt like he would always be there. he told Usa Today. “Obviously he may not be happy at the moment because of his contract, but he’s here, and I hope they find an agreement. I hope it will be done before training camp. »
The Arizona Cardinals begin training camp on July 26. So there are a few weeks left before Murray and Arizona find an agreement before it becomes a distraction.
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