Fitz Magic has returned and - voila! - the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract. The Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick agreed to terms on a one-year deal Wednesday night, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. ESPN and NFL Network first reported terms of the deal.
The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be the one throwing it. General manager John Elway declared the Denver Broncos' quarterback competition wide open. Coach Gary Kubiak said he'll split snaps between Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, beginning - but not set - in that order.
Tom Coughlin will be joining the NFL's football operations staff, a person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games of the season at quarterback and said the top priority of training camp would be to get the former backup ready. ''We have finally some definition with Tom's situation,'' Belichick said of Tom Brady before declining to comment further on the ''Deflategate'' scandal that engulfed the NFL and one of its most successful franchises for 18 months.
The Chiefs placed running back Jamaal Charles on the physically unable to perform list Wednesday, though coach Andy Reid said it should not be considered a setback in his return from a knee injury. Charles tore the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 last season. This is the second time that Charles has undergone surgery to repair an ACL.
Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short said he won't hold out while awaiting a new contract from the Carolina Panthers. Short reported to training camp on time Wednesday, the same day the Panthers announced they gave safety Kurt Coleman a three-year extension that runs through the 2019 season. ''I love the Carolina Panthers.
The Los Angeles Rams released quarterback Nick Foles on Wednesday after failing to find a trade destination for the disgruntled veteran. The Rams announced the move one day before their veterans report to training camp for their homecoming season in Southern California. Foles hasn't been around the Rams since they traded up to choose California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the draft this spring.
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