Josh Norman plans to say whatever he wants this season, but the NFL receivers he talks about aren’t going to quietly take his trash talk. Norman said a lot of things in an ESPN the Magazine piece this week, and he talked about how he shut down Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas in Super Bowl 50. “I don’t know what he was out there for,” Norman told ESPN.
Wide receiver battle emerges out of Carolina as Devin Funchess shows talent. There is a battle brewing for the top receiver role with the Carolina Panthers between Devin Funchess and Kelvin Benjamin. Funchess continues to improve coming into his third year with the Panthers.
FOXBORO, Mass. — The third game of an NFL team’s preseason schedule bears the closest resemblance to a regular-season contest, but it’s still light years away from the real thing. At least that’s the belief of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who detailed the differences between the two ahead of his team’s preseason matchup against the Carolina Panthers. “Really across the board, this is a real good team that we are playing on the road, so that will be a little bit different,” Belichick said Monday. “I think this is a good opportunity for us to compete against arguably as good as any team in the league. All that being said, we’re not talking about a regular-season game here. “We’re