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NFL News Roundup: Ferguson death ruled an accident, Cooper embracing Browns role and more - July 1 2022

Cleveland Browns Offseason Workout
Cleveland Browns Offseason Workout
Adam Schultz

The NFL is the biggest sporting league on the planet and generates ample amounts of daily news. There are 32 teams in the league and each produces enough headlines to keep people busy for months on end.

This offseason has had some crazy twists and turns. From a star quarterback in Deshaun Watson is under serious sexual assault allegations. Baker Mayfield then wanting to be traded from Cleveland. Another quarterback, Kyler Murray, wants a new contract from his team, the Arizona Cardinals. Along with superstars being trades such as Russell Wilson, Khalil Mack and Davante Adams.

In this round-up, we have updates on the death of Jaylon Ferguson and how Amari Cooper is embracing his role with his new team.

As is the case again today, news has been flowing thick and fast across the NFL and we have the latest news right here for you to sink your teeth into.

Jaylon Ferguson's death ruled an accident

New England Patriots v Baltimore Ravens
New England Patriots v Baltimore Ravens

News broke earlier today regarding the cause of death for Baltimore Ravens defensive end/linebacker Jaylon Ferguson. Ferguson passed away last month at the age of 26 after being found unresponsive by police officers at a home in Baltimore.

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The cause of his tragic passing has now been revealed. As per TMZ Sports, Ferguson's death was a result of the effects of fentanyl and cocaine combined.

He played three seasons for the Ravens after being taken in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Cooper now a leader for the Browns

Amari Cooper was traded to the Cleveland Browns after a fruitful spell with the Dallas Cowboys. Cooper, 28, is now on his third NFL team and is adjusting well to his new surroundings. Given his age, he is now seen as a leader in the Browns dressing room, something that he feels comfortable with.

Cooper spoke with Anthony Poisal of cleveland.com about his new role.

"A lot of leadership comes with experience and age. It becomes easier and easier over time because, from what I see now, leadership is just experience. It's so easy to lead once you have that experience because everything these young guys are going through, you either went through it or saw someone else previously on the team go through it, and you saw how the outcome was."
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Michael Strahan believes Kayvon Thibodeaux will bring joy to Giants fans

2022 NFL Draft - Round 1
2022 NFL Draft - Round 1

The Giants selected Kayvon Thibodeaux in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft. Former New York star Michael Strahan has nothing but praise for the rookie pass rusher.

During an appearance on WFAN Sports Radio's show Tiki & Tierney, Strahan said Thibodeaux could prove to be a valuable long-term acquisition.

"I believe we got a good pick who's going to bring some joy to Giants fans for some years to come. I just hope he'll allow me to help him as much as I can if there's anything he needs."
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The Giants have struggled over the last few years. However, with their recent draft haul, there is growing optimism that they will finally start to become more relevant in the NFC East.


If you use any of the above quotes, please credit Anthony Poisal of cleveland.com and WFAN Sports Radio's Tiki & Tierney and H/T Sportskeeda.



Edited by James Meyers

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