Significant ankle injuries held Stanley out for all but one game last season and for the final 10 games in 2020.
Prior to the injuries, Stanley earned the second-highest PFF pass-blocking grade among tackles since the start of 2018. His 3.5% pressure rate allowed over that same stretch ranked fourth among players at the position. The former Notre Dame standout earned an 89.4 overall grade back in 2019, his last full season.
A second-round pick out of Baylor in 2020, Mims has been frustrated with his role for the last year and a half under the new coaching staff.
“It's just time,” his agent Ron Slavin said in a statement. “Denzel has tried in good faith, but it is clear he does not have a future with the Jets. Denzel vowed to come back better than ever this season and he worked extremely hard in the offseason to make that happen. Still, he has been given very few opportunities to work with the starting offense and get into a groove with them.”
Mims played in 11 games last season and finished with just eight catches for 133 yards and no touchdowns. He has been playing with the second and third-string offense throughout training camp and was even getting work with the special teams during their second preseason game.
The Athletic's Joe Person reported on Friday that the Carolina Panthers have checked in on possibly trading for Mims, who played for coach Matt Rhule in college and had two 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
Bowser, who tore his Achilles in the final game of last season, was placed on the Reserve/PUP list today, meaning he’s out a minimum four games.
Bowser led the team with 7 sacks last season and has been making a “rapid” recovery from the injury, per coach John Harbaugh, but the team ultimately decides to give him time to be fully recovered.
The Ravens have seen steady improvement from Bowser each season since drafting him in the second-round in 2017. He’s played more snaps season-to-season and has earned a PFF grade of over 70.0 in each of the last three seasons, including a career high 73.7 last season.