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Jun
3

Bengals sign rookie WR Chase

Cincinnati Bengals first-round wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE signed his rookie contract and is ready to roll into the 2021 season. Cincinnati selected Chase with the fifth overall pick in this year’sMore draft, reuniting him with quarterback and college teammate JOE BURROW. Chase was Burrow’s favorite target when the two played together at LSU. Less

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

Jun
3

Bucs coach Arians has high praise for rookie QB Trask

Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians said this week that rookie quarterback KYLE TRASK’s mental acumen is on par with that of retired quarterback ANDREW LUCK. While Arians was clear toMore say that Trask is not Luck, he went on to praise the young signal caller as being really sharp. Fantasy owners may recall that Arians worked with Luck as a rookie when they were both in Indianapolis. Less

Source: NFL.com

Jun
3

Broncos WR Hamler tweaks hammy

Denver Broncos second-year wide receiver KJ HAMLER did not practice earlier this week after “tweaking” his hamstring. Hamler suffered a pair of hamstring injuries last year, missing a portion of trainingMore camp and two games later in the regular season when he suffered another injury to the muscle. The Broncos, understandably, are being cautious with Hamler’s injury. Less

Source: Team Website

Jun
3

Thunder and Lightning to strike in Green Bay backfield?

Green Bay running back A.J. DILLON, a lightly used second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, is expecting big things heading into his second season. With former Packers running back JAMAALMore WILLIAMS now in Detroit, Dillon is expected to have an increased role along with fellow running back AARON JONES. Dillion sees himself as “thunder” to Jones’ “lightning”, adding that the duo “can be the best running back tandem in the league” heading into the 2021 season. Eyebrows are raised in Cleveland. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Jun
3

Bears rookie wideout Newsome breaks collarbone

Chicago rookie wide receiver DAZZ NEWSOME suffered a broken collarbone during practice earlier this week. Newsome is set to undergo surgery today, but he should be ready to return for trainingMore camp. Newsome was a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but it has been widely expected that he will push ANTHONY MILLER for playing time at the slot wide receiver position. Less

Source: Team Blog

Jun
3

Chargers OC expecting big year from WR Williams

Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi expects a big 2021 season from wide receiver MIKE WILLIAMS. Lombardi plans to feature Williams in the “X” receiver role in his offense, theMore same role he put wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS in when they were together in New Orleans. In addition to playing in a new offense that favors his skillset, Williams is also entering the final year of his contract. Less

Source: Team Blog

Jun
3

Mahomes working toward “perfect season” in 2021

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES said recently that he has his eyes set on a lofty record for the upcoming 2021 NFL season. The record? Mahomes would like to lead hisMore team to the first 20 and 0 record in NFL history. The 1972 Miami Dolphins were the only team during the Super Bowl era to go undefeated in both the regular season and the postseason. The 2007 New England Patriots posted a perfect regular season record but lost to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl to finish at 18-1. Less

Source: Team Blog

Jun
3

Broncos WR Jeudy working to eliminate drops

Second-year Denver wide receiver JERRY JEUDY struggled with dropped passes during his rookie season in 2020, but he expects to improve dramatically heading into 2021. Jeudy said this week that heMore is working on “concentration and focus on the ball”, adding that he was too focused on making the big play last season instead of catching the ball first. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Jun
3

Big Ben praises rookie RB Harris’ work ethic

Veteran Pittsburgh quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER praised the work ethic of rookie running back and first-round draft pick NAJEE HARRIS earlier this week. Roethlisberger said that Harris is working hard on theMore field and in the film room, asking good questions, and playing fast. Big Ben added that Harris will be “something to see” once everything really clicks. Less

Source: Team Blog

Jun
3

Texans sign former Patriots RB Burkhead

The Houston Texans signed former New England Patriots running back REX BURKHEAD earlier this week. Burkhead, who turns 31 this summer, adds competition and depth to an already crowded running backMore room that also includes the likes of DAVID JOHNSON, MARK INGRAM, and PHILLIP LINDSAY. Burkhead is the ninth former Patriots player added by the Texans since the team hired former New England executive Nick Caserio as general manager. Less

Source: Houston Chronicle

May
31

Giants RB Barkley to be limited in camp

The New York Giants are reportedly being extremely cautious as star running back SAQUON BARKLEY works his way back from a torn ACL. While Barkley is expected to return by theMore regular season opener, the Giants are expected to limit his participation in training camp and potentially at the beginning of the season. The team is planning to work Barkley back into the mix at a slow pace and he may not receive the bulk of carries until the Giants are deeper into the season. Less

Source: Team Blog

May
31

NFL training camps just around the corner

With the calendar about to flip to June, the 2021 NFL team training camps are quickly approaching. For the first time in NFL history, there will be a unified start dateMore for training camp. 29 teams will report for camp on July 27th. The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers, who will play in this year’s Hall of Fame Game on August 5th, are eligible to report as early as July 21st. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who face Dallas in the regular-season opener, can report as early as July 24th. Less

Source: NFL.com

May
31

Lions top pick adjusting to position change

The Detroit Lions are planning for first rounder PENEI SEWELL to be their staring right tackle this season, but the rookie admitted late last week that the position change “is notMore that easy”. Sewell has some background as a right tackle from his high school days, but he played as a left tackle throughout his college career. Sewell added that he loves the challenge and that he is looking forward to learning his new position. Less

Source: Detroit Free Press

May
31

Texans coach has “nothing to say” about QB Watson

Despite numerous questions about embattled quarterback DESHAUN WATSON, Houston head coach David Culley said repeatedly last week that he had “nothing to say about the situation”. The “situation”, of course, refersMore to Watson’s trade demand and subsequent lawsuits alleging sexual assault and inappropriate conduct. Watson’s status for the 2021 season remains up in the air, and could stay that way for the foreseeable future. Less

Source: ESPN.com

May
31

Packers QB Love more comfortable heading into second season

Green Bay Packers running back AARON JONES says that second-year quarterback JORDAN LOVE looks more comfortable as the young signal-caller prepares to head into his second season in the NFL. WithMore AARON RODGERS still disgruntled and nowhere to be seen, all eyes are on Love during organized team activities (OTAs). Jones says that Love looks more comfortable, from communicating in the huddle to command of the huddle and more. Less

Source: NBC Sports

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