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May
6

San Francisco owner fine with keeping new QB Lance on 49ers bench

San Francisco owner Jed York spoke this week about patience, adding that JIMMY GAROPPOLO could continue as the 49ers starting quarterback for the immediate future. The 49ers originally added Garoppolo toMore be their franchise quarterback, but that team proceeded to select TREY LANCE with the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Time will tell when the likely transition from Garoppolo to Lance takes place. Less

Source: NFL.com

May
6

Lions to carry on without RB Johnson

The Detroit Lions informed running back KERRYON JOHNSON yesterday that he will be waived today. Johnson, 23, was the team’s second-round draft pick in 2018. He struggled with injuries in hisMore first two seasons, before settling into a third-down role in 2020. D’ANDRE SWIFT will start for the Lions this season, with new addition JAMAAL WILLIAMS set to handle the backup role. The Lions also drafted rookie running back JERMAR JEFFERSON in the seventh-round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Less

Source: Detroit Free Press

May
6

Bengals OC doesn’t want Mixon to leave the field in 2021

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said this week that he does not want to see star running back JOE MIXON leave the field this season. With little depth behind Mixon,More he certainly seems in line for a three-down workload in 2021. Thus far into his career, Mixon has yet to play more than 60 percent of the Bengals’ offensive snaps in a single season. Less

Source: NBC Sports

May
6

Prescott says he could play in a game “right now”

Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT said this week that he is close to returning from two surgeries on his right ankle. Prescott added that he could “go play in a game right now”, further alleviating concerns from his fantasy owners heading into the upcoming season.

Source: Dallas Morning News

May
6

HC Rhule believes in new Panthers QB Darnold

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said this week that he is confident in where new quarterback SAM DARNOLD can take his team. The Panthers drafted cornerback JAYCEE HORN with the eighth overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, while both JUSTIN FIELDS and MAC JONES were still available.

Source: NFL.com

May
6

Ravens sign free agent OT Villanueva

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a two-year contract with free agent right tackle ALEJANDRO VILLANUEVA. The move comes less than two weeks after the Ravens traded away Pro Bowl starterMore ORLANDO BROWN JR. Villanueva, who turns 33 in September, started 90 straight games for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2015 to 2020. Less

Source: Baltimore Sun

May
6

Texans QB Watson to miss 2021 season?

Rumors are circulating that DESHAUN WATSON’s career could be over with the Houston Texans. In addition to his time in Houston potentially coming to an end, it also appears possible thatMore Watson might not play during the 2021 season. Watson’s future appears to be in limbo after 22 women filed civil lawsuits against him for sexual misconduct allegations. Less

Source: Team Blog

May
6

Falcons pick up fifth-year option on WR Ridley, decline option on TE Hurst

The Atlanta Falcons picked up the fifth-year option on wide receiver CALVIN RIDLEY this week. Ridley was the team’s top draft pick in 2018. Meanwhile, the team decided not to pickMore up the option for tight end HAYDEN HURST. The Falcons, of course, selected former Florida tight end KYLE PITTS with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Less

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May
3

Garoppolo to start for 49ers…for now

The San Francisco 49ers used the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to select their quarterback of the future in TREY LANCE. The 49ers plan to keep incumbent quarterbackMore JIMMY GAROPPOLO, who is expected to remain the starter heading into the upcoming season. How long Garappolo continues as the starter remains to be seen. Head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed last Friday that Garoppolo will be the starter for now. Less

Source: NBC Sports

May
3

Lions add rookie WR to depleted wideout corps

The Detroit Lions traded up in the fourth-round of the 2021 NFL Draft to select USC wide receiver AMON-RA ST. BROWN. St. Brown has drawn comparisons to former Lions wide receiverMore Golden Tate. He could have an opportunity to compete for a role this season after the Lions lost most of their receiving corps from the 2020 season. St. Brown will join likely starters TYRELL WILLIAMS and BRESHAD PERRIMAN in Detroit. Less

Source: Detroit Free Press

May
3

Green Bay head coach “can’t fathom” Rodgers leaving Packers

Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur said on Saturday that he “can’t fathom” the idea of disgruntled MVP quarterback AARON RODGERS not returning to the Packers for the 2021 season. LaFleurMore is well aware of the situation and said that he wanted to “do everything in my power” to ensure that Rodgers does not leave Green Bay. Less

Source: ESPN.com

May
3

Saints take QB in first post-Brees draft

The New Orleans Saints drafted the first quarterback of the post-Drew Brees era when they selected Notre Dame’s IAN BOOK in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Saturday.More Book is the winningest quarterback in Notre Dame history. While his college career was impressive, Book will start his NFL career on the Saints’ bench behind JAMEIS WINSTON and TAYSOM HILL. Less

Source: NFL.com

May
3

Bengals take lone kicker of 2021 NFL Draft

The Cincinnati Bengals were the only team to select a kicker in the 2021 NFL Draft, adding Florida’s EVAN MCPHERSON in the fifth round on Saturday. Cincinnati special teams coordinator DarrinMore Simmons said that he expects McPherson to start heading into the 2021 season. AUSTIN SEIBERT kicked for the Bengals for the last four games of the 2020 season, and he remains on the roster. But for fantasy owners looking into kicking prospects, it looks like McPherson will be the Bengals guy. Less

Source: Team Website

May
3

Bridgewater, Lock to compete for starting gig in Denver

Denver head coach Vic Fangio said that incumbent starting quarterback DREW LOCK and newcomer TEDDY BRIDGEWATER will compete for the starting job heading into the upcoming season. Fangio said that LockMore and Bridgewater will receive equal time with the first-team offense in OTAs and training camp, in a battle that is likely to keep fantasy owners guessing for the foreseeable future. Less

Source: NBC Sports

May
3

Rookie QB Fields to learn behind veteran starter Dalton

The Chicago Bears drafted their quarterback of the future when they selected Ohio State signal-caller JUSTIN FIELDS with the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Head coach Matt NagyMore was thrilled with the pick and is excited about Fields’ potential as a passer and a runner. Nagy also said that Fields will benefit from working with and learning from 2021 starting quarterback ANDY DALTON. Fantasy owners take note. Less

Source: Team Website

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