The league that never sleeps—while some sporting leagues go into a post-season lull, the NFL continues to dominate the news cycle almost daily. A roundup of some of the most newsworthy stories in the league throughout the week of June 2nd, 2019.
Patriots unveil Super Bowl 53 Rings: 422 diamond, 20 sapphires and more.
“After winning their sixth Lombardi Trophy in February, the New England Patriots have commemorated their record-tying Super Bowl championship with extravagant rings.
As the team called them, they are the “greatest rings of all time”
The greatest ring of all-time. pic.twitter.com/Vv5AHmVGhS
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) June 7, 2019
OBJ compliments Mayfield’s arm strength; Giants head coach defends Eli
“Odell Beckham Jr. dished out compliments about the arm of his new Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield on Wednesday. New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur didn’t view it as criticism of Beckham’s former quarterback Eli Manning.
Manning had been the only starting quarterback Beckham had known as a professional with the Giants. Now, after being traded to the Browns this offseason. Beckham is getting used to working with Mayfield, including this week when he was present for mandatory minicamp.”
Le’Veon Bell gets to work at Jets OTAs
“The vintage Le’Veon Bell stop-and-hop was on full display. So was his ability to get out and glide on a pass route, smooth as almost any receiver in the game. He also looked to be in great shape, with all that hard work in Florida helping Bell shed any added weight he may have picked up in his year away from the NFL.
But what was missing from Bell’s first on-field work with the New York Jets Tuesday at their mandatory minicamp were a couple of things.
One being a vast knowledge of the playbook, which was evident by the way he bird-dogged the quarterbacks on every play-call, trying to learn it on the fly.”
Carson Wentz, Eagles agree to 4-year, $128 million contract extension
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $128 million, including over $107 million guaranteed. His contract is now valued at $154 million total over the next six years. Schefter noted the guaranteed total is the largest ever in the NFL, topping Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson‘s extension in April.”