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NFL News Roundup: Mayfield lands in Carolina, McLaurin wants to remain in Washington and more - July 6 2022

Washington Football Team v Las Vegas Raiders
Washington Football Team v Las Vegas Raiders

The NFL exploded with major news today. After the July 4 festivities, the rumor mill was relatively quiet, but not anymore.

With training camp due to start in a couple of weeks, players are currently on a mini-holiday, recharging their batteries ahead of a grueling season.

It was a reasonably big news day for one team in particular, the Carolina Panthers, as they strengthened their quarterback room by adding Baker Mayfield.

Mayfield will battle Sam Darnold for the starting role, with rookie Matt Corral the third-string quarterback this season.

Meanwhile, Washington fans can rejoice as star wide receiver Terry McLaurin stated that he's always wanted to remain with the team. It is a good sign for Washington that their star receiver has committed his long-term future to the franchise.

His contract was close to ending but he is now tied to the organization for the next three seasons.

Jameis Winston also took a giant leap in his recovery from an ACL injury. He was shown working out with no knee brace on, which will delight Saints fans to no end.

Without further ado, here is what is making news across the NFL today.

Mayfield lands in Carolina

Cincinnati Bengals v Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals v Cleveland Browns

After months of uncertainty, Baker Mayfield is finally out of Cleveland. The Browns will receive a fifth-round pick that could turn into a fourth-round pick depending on Mayfield's playing time with the Panthers. The writing was on the wall for the 27-year-old after the Browns went after Deshaun Watson in the offseason. The quarterback will have a physical tomorrow, per Ian Rapoport.

A new QB in Carolina: The #Panthers are acquiring former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield from the #Browns for a 2024 conditional 5th-round draft pick, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. Deal is pending a physical. All parties split the financials to make it happen. https://t.co/xuTLqosmZm

Hopefully, this change will be beneficial to the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner.

Terry McLaurin always wanted to be a Commander

Washington Football Team v New York Giants
Washington Football Team v New York Giants

Terry McLaurin's contract situation was one of the biggest talking points of the offseason. The star receiver wanted a new deal, but things did not progress as well as he envisioned.

But the speedy receiver has now signed a three-year deal worth up to $71 million, per Adam Schefter. McLaurin spoke with the media on Wednesday and stated that he was confident a deal would get done.

"I felt confident honestly. From talking to my agent, Buddy (Baker), to the conversations I've had with coach (Ron) Rivera, it was very evident that they wanted me to be here, and I wanted to be here."
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It was a great piece of business for Washington as they tied down their star receiver and ensured new quarterback Carson Wentz has a weapon on offense. Had McLaurin not agreed to terms, it would have been disastrous for the franchise.

Jameis Winston on the comeback trail

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston is on the comeback trail after tearing his ACL against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8 of last season. Winston hasn't played since the injury.

The rehab process for injured ACLs is long and grueling, but for Winston, there are real signs of progress. Players generally have a brace on the injured knee to provide stability, but Winston was spotted moving and throwing without a brace, a sure sign of progress.

In a video posted on his Instagram account, the Saints quarterback was seen throwing to receivers in the rain.


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