PODCAST: Baker Mayfield speaks his mind, NFL teams trim rosters with season around the corner – USA TODAY


The NFL season is right around the corner and the news cycle is ramping up just in time for the new year. Get ready for Week 1 with USA TODAY Sports reporters Safid Deen and Tyler Dragon. 

Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he is hopeful for “another shot” in the NFL after last season’s email scandal. The Buffalo Bills released rookie punter Matt Araiza after he was accused in a civil lawsuit of raping a 17-year-old girl. 

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On the field, Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield has some choice words about facing his former team, the Cleveland Browns. Meanwhile, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is staying in San Francisco after the 49ers had previously publicly expressed interest in trading him. 

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The NFL Insiders share their season predictions and Safid offers a special message in memory of the Miami Dolphins Vice President of Communications Jason Jenkins, who unexpectedly passed away this week. 

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