Panthers ink first-rounder D.J. Moore to rookie deal

The Carolina Panthers locked up their first-round pick.
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The team announced Monday wide receiver D.J. Moore inked his four-year rookie contract. As with all first-round picks, Moore’s deal comes with a team-option for a fifth season.

Despite the fact that the 21-year-old was the youngest player in professional football, JuJu Smith-Schuster led all rookie receivers with 917 yards and seven touchdown catches in 2017. He was one of just two players in the league to average more than 15 yards per reception and catch more than 70 percent of the passes thrown his way (min. 15 catches). 

Meanwhile, tight end Jesse James caught 65 percent or more of the passes thrown his way for the third time in as many seasons. He’s not a game-changing player, but the 2015 fifth-round pick has become a reliable safety valve for Roethlisberger. 

We’re looking at a top-heavy arsenal, especially with Martavis Bryant and Eli Rogers gone and the jury still naturally out on rookie second-round receiver James Washington. But Brown and Bell are often so dominant that Smith-Schuster’s potential and James’ reliability are enough to put Big Ben’s group of weapons in the top five.

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The Jets are set to open training camp on July 27 at their Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park. The team will also hold public practices at its training facility on July 29, Aug. 18 and Aug. 19.

The Jets begin their four-game preseason schedule Authentic Alexander Steen Jersey Aug. 10 with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium.

DeFilippo’s first big break came in 2015, when Mike Pettine named him the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns after Kyle Shanahan left. But DeFilippo’s good fortune didn’t last long, as the Browns finished that year 3-13 and 25th in the NFL in total offense, which resulted in both DeFilippo and Pettine being fired.

That may have been a blessing in disguise. When Doug Pederson was hired to coach the Philadelphia Eagles, he brought in DeFilippo as his quarterbacks coach, tasking him with grooming the young quarterback the Eagles moved up to select second overall in the 2016 draft.

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