NFL Notes: Jets, Packers, Panthers & Patriots


  • Field Yates reports that Jets C Nick Mangold will earn a $2.4 million reporting bonus by showing up to training camp today, which happens to be the largest such bonus in the NFL.


  • Packers HC Mike McCarthy indicated that TE Jared Cook‘s stay on the active/PUP lilst will be a short one.
  • McCarthy said they have a positive medical report for Cook and Ian Rapoport reports that the decision to put him on the list was just precautionary.


  • Panthers DT Kawann Short reported to training camp and said holding out was never a consideration for him. (Max Henson)
  • In regards to a long-term contract, Short mentioned that isn’t sure when it will get done: “I love the Panthers. Hopefully we can get something done.” (Max Henson)


  • Ben Volin reports that Patriots G Jonathan Cooper earns a $1,713,954 bonus if he’s still on their roster as of Friday. According to Volin, this kind of payment likely earns Cooper a roster spot.
  • Volin adds that LB Ramon Humber and DT Frank Kearse will earn $25,000 bonuses for reporting to training camp and passing conditioning tests today.

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