- CBS Sports analyst and former agent Joel Corry believes Browns DE Myles Garrett‘s $25 million per year average in his recent extension will serve as the floor in negotiations between the Chargers and DE Joey Bosa.
- Bosa is set to play out the 2020 season on the fifth-year option and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
- Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report that the Chiefs are telling players that training camp is happening, with rookies and quarterbacks due to report for testing on Monday. The Chiefs are the first team to have informed their rookies to report.
- James Palmer reports that after winning the MVP award in 2018, QB Patrick Mahomes said he felt burned out during an offseason full of appearances. This offseason, due to the pandemic, Mahomes says that he has been afforded the time to focus on rigorous workouts as the team attempts to win another Super Bowl.
The Las Vegas Raiders players are unsure how to approach the 2020 season, as no situation like this has ever affected professional sports to this degree and TE Derek Carrier says the team is in “uncharted territory”.
“I wouldn’t say we’re antsy, or nervous,” Carrier told Vic Tafur of The Athletic. “The season is going to come about once the NFL and NFLPA get on the same page on a return-to-play protocol. And if that’s on the 28th or whenever that may be, we’ll be ready to move forward, and in terms of the uncertainty surrounding the start of the season … it’s a little uneasy. It’s such a tough spot to be in, coming into uncharted waters in terms of protocol of what we’re going to be doing. Not even just football-related, but health-related. What we’ve done with our workouts has really taken advantage of the time we’ve had together in these player-driven workouts…“We have talked about that as a team a little bit. You can’t paint everything with a broad stroke — there are individual cases and circumstances that need to be accounted for. People might have preexisting health conditions, and the No. 1 priority as we go into training camps is the health of every player and coach. I don’t have any health issues, but my wife is due in September and we’ll have three kids who are going to be 4 years old and younger. I worry about them, making sure that they are taken care of and protected. If the right protocols are agreed on and put into place, I have no problem starting the season.”
Raiders DE Clelin Ferrell is trying to stay positive and focus on the fact that the team is ready to prove themselves this year.
“We feel like we’re ready to take a big step this year, regardless of everything that’s been going on in the world, that we’ve all had to deal with. We just have to stay focused, stay prayed up and just control what you can control. I am excited, I feel like we have a great core group.”