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The source of Washington cornerback Josh Norman's benching at the start of the second half of the Redskins' Monday night loss to New Orleans has reportedly been revealed, and it could be a sign of growing tension between the star player and the coaching staff. Norman wasn't benched for his play, but rather for refusing to take off his headphones as Washington coach Jay Gruden spoke to the team at halftime, according to Redskins pregame show host Kevin Sheehan, who discussed it on his podcast Friday. Jay Gruden told him to take them off.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears . Jameis Winston reported back to the team on Tuesday, giving the team access to its usual starter, after his three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick started during Winston's absence and became the first quarterback in NFL history to threw for 400 or more yards in three consecutive games, leaving Koetter with an intriguing dilemma.

We sure have been waiting for this Thursday night showcase. Top overall draft pick Baker Mayfield vs. No. 3 selection Sam Darnold, a mano a mano between the rookie quarterbacks. Oh, wait. Mayfield is a bench jockey in Cleveland right now, while Darnold

After catching 11 passes and being targeted 15 times in his first game since breaking an ankle 11 months ago, New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. was admittedly sore. The NFL's highest-paid receiver was also happy about his game, optimistic about the future, and even a little impish in dealing with his nearby locker room buddy, Saquon Barkley. For a night, the 25-year-old Beckham walked off with the ball the No. 2 overall draft pick carried on his first NFL touchdown, a 68-yard run against the Jacksonville Jaguars in a 20-15 loss.

Odell Beckham Jr. isn't satisfied being the NFL's highest-paid receiver. The three-time Pro Bowler for the New York Giants wants much more than the $95 million deal the team agreed to pay him Monday. The 25-year-old wants to be one of the best to play in the NFL.

Odell Beckham Jr. isn't satisfied being the NFL's highest-paid receiver. The three-time Pro Bowler for the New York Giants wants much more than the $95 million deal the team agreed to pay him Monday. The 25-year-old wants to be one of the best to play in the NFL.

The New York Giants signed Odell Beckham Jr. to a five-year extension, the team announced Monday, reportedly making him the highest-paid wideout in NFL history. According to NFL Network, the deal averages $20 million over the first three seasons. The annual average ($19 million) and guaranteed money are both records among wide receivers, eclipsing the contracts of Antonio Brown ($17 million annually) and Mike Evans ($55 million guarantee).

The #Giants and WR Odell Beckham Jr have agreed to terms on a 5-year extension worth a whopping $95M, source said. In his first three seasons, Beckham caught 288 passes for 4,122 yards and 35 touchdowns, becoming the first player in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three years of a career.

Despite a review by the NFL competition committee, there will be no changes to the controversial helmet rule established in the spring, NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent announced Wednesday. "The committee resolved that there will be no changes to the rule as approved by clubs this spring," Vincent said, "which includes no additional use of instant replay. Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer even opined Monday that the rule might end up costing people jobs.

Baker Mayfield played on a big stage at Oklahoma, so he's not scared of stepping onto football's biggest one. The Browns rookie quarterback - and perhaps their QB of the future - will make his NFL exhibition debut Thursday night as Cleveland visits the New York Giants in a game that will feature the top two overall picks in this year's draft: Mayfield and Giants running back Saquon Barkley. ''Played this game for a long time, I don't get nervous,'' said Mayfield, currently No. 2 on Cleveland's depth chart behind Tyrod Taylor.

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