AFC Notes: Browns, Patriots, Raiders

Browns

Browns HC Hue Jackson says that Tyrod Taylor is “what you want your quarterback to be.”

“[I like] the way he comes into the locker room, the way he gets his teammates ready to play and rallying our guys as we go out there on the field,” Jackson said, via Ohio.com. “That’s what you want your quarterback to be. The thing I love about him is he’s the same guy all the time — very calm, understands what the situation is and knows how to go play. It just feels like a big-time NFL quarterback. That’s what he is.”

Raiders

  • Raiders DE Khalil Mack won’t report to the team for their first preseason game on Friday, which means he’ll lose $814,000. (NFLTR)
  • A high ranking executive tells Jordan Schultz that he would be “surprised” if the Raiders were legitimately making Mack available for trade, despite some recent speculation.

Patriots

Albert Breer has the breakdown of Tom Brady‘s restructured contract with the Patriots.

According to Breer, Brady can earn $1 million by finishing the year top 5 in QB rating, top 5 in completion percentage, top 5 in yards per attempt, top 5 in TD passes and top 5 in pass yards for a total of $5 million.

From there, each of these incentives becomes $2 million if Patriots win the Super Bowl, but the incentives cap out at $5 million. Breer adds that the incentives require a minimum of 224 [assing attempts and for him to play 70 percent of the team’s snaps.

  • Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports that Brady didn’t play in Thursday’s preseason win over the Redskins because he is dealing with a sore back.
  • According to Ian Rapoport, Brady’s back injury is “pretty minor” and there’s isn’t much cause for concern.

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