- Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston’s Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.
One of the fun parts of covering the NFL is we never know when news will slow down; it’s a 365-day cycle and teams are perpetually finding ways to address and improve rosters.
That being said, the quietest time of the football calendar is usually the next five or so weeks leading up to training camp. Players, coaches and front offices get a well-deserved hiatus before the long grind that for two teams will extend into the middle of February when they are playing for a Lombardi trophy in the Super Bowl.
But before we get to the season itself, there is still business teams need to address. The Cleveland Browns having Baker Mayfield’s $18.8 million contract on the roster and a couple of franchise quarterbacks in extension talks are among items that should be determined this offseason.
So let’s go team by team and see what moves or decisions they have to (or should) make before camps begin at the end of July. Some are contract-related, quarterback-related, future-of-the-franchise-related or a combination of all three.
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