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Feb
15

Texans and DE Watt agree to mutually part ways

There seems to be a lot of mutual parting of ways in the NFL these days. First it was MATTHEW STAFFORD and the Detroit Lions. Next up is J.J. WATT andMore the Houston Texans. The Texans and Watt announced late last week that they had mutually agreed to part ways. Watt is the franchise’s all-time sacks leader (101) after being drafted with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Less

Source: Team Website

Feb
15

Brady to have minor offseason knee procedure

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and Super Bowl MVP TOM BRADY will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his knee this offseason. Interestingly, Brady has reportedly been planning the procedure for monthsMore despite not being listed on the Bucs’ injury report all season. Brady wore a brace on his left knee during the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl boat parade last week, although he has been known to wear such a brace on various occasions. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Feb
15

WFT QB Allen past halfway point in recovery

Washington Football Team quarterback KYLE ALLEN said that he is past the halfway point in his recovery from ankle surgery that ended his 2020 season early. Allen, who turns 25 nextMore month, started four games for the Football Team before he fractured an ankle and finished the season on injured reserve. Allen added that he would be fully healthy and ready to roll for the start of training camp. Allen is expected to be in the mix for the starting job in 2021, competing with ALEX SMITH and TAYLOR HEINICKE. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Feb
11

Mahomes on the mend

Kansas City superstar quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES underwent successful toe surgery on Wednesday with no issues during the procedure. Mahomes needed the surgery to repair a torn plantar plate in his toe,More more commonly known as “turf toe”. Mahomes is now set for rehab, which is expected to take several months. He is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2021 season. Less

Source: NFL.com

Feb
11

Swift headed for big role in Lions offense

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn and assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley praised running back D’ANDRE SWIFT on Wednesday as a “three-down back”. Swift led the Lions with 10More touchdowns as a rookie despite missing three games, and the team appears to be counting on him to play a bigger role in 2021. Staley said that Swift has “special traits” that should allow him to be a 25-touch-a-game back, with a role in both the passing game and the running game. Fantasy owners take note. Less

Source: Detroit Free Press

Feb
11

Arians confident Bucs can return core of championship team

Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians said this week that he is confident the Buccaneers will be able to figure out how to keep the core of the team together andMore make a run at another championship heading into the 2021 season. The Bucs enter the offseason with a substantial amount of cap space, even considering the cap is expected to shrink significantly. Arians added that, while money will be involved, the players have an extremely close bond and a desire to remain together that can’t be underestimated. Less

Source: NFL.com

Feb
11

49ers extend backup QB Rosen

The San Francisco 49ers signed backup quarterback JOSH ROSEN to a one-year contract extension earlier this week. The 49ers initially signed Rosen off Tampa Bay’s practice squad and he was onMore the roster for the final two games of the season, although he did not play. Rosen was originally drafted tenth overall by Arizona in the 2018 NFL Draft. With C.J. BEATHARD and NICK MULLENS both eligible for free agency, Rosen is in position to claim the backup job heading into the 2021 season. Less

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Feb
11

Vikings set to sign kicker Joseph

The Minnesota Vikings are signing kicker GREG JOSEPH after incumbent kicker DAN BAILEY struggled with several missed field goals and extra points down the stretch in 2020. Joseph played previously forMore the Titans and Browns but is a relative unknown among kickers. Bailey, meanwhile, has been a historically accurate kicker before struggling last season. Let the competition begin. Less

Source: Team Blog

Feb
11

Teams interested in Raiders backup QB Mariota

Los Angeles Raiders backup quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA is reportedly drawing interest from various quarterback-needy teams. While trade rumors previously centered around Raiders starting quarterback DEREK CARR, it appears as though MariotaMore is the one drawing more interest. The 27-year-old Mariota played in only one game for the Raiders in 2020, but he looked excellent in relief of an injured Carr. Mariota, of course, was the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Less

Source: NFL.com

Feb
11

WFT extends QB Heinicke

The Washington Football Team announced on Wednesday that it reached a deal on a two-year contract extension with quarterback TAYLOR HEINICKE. Heinicke was impressive while starting in place of an injuredMore ALEX SMITH in the team’s wildcard matchup with Tampa Bay. Smith is still under contract, meaning that Heinicke would have to compete for a larger role against the veteran signal-caller – as well as any future additions to the quarterback room. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Feb
11

Vikings hire familiar name as new offensive coordinator

The Minnesota Vikings decided to stay in house, literally, with the hiring of new offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak. Kubiak takes over the role his father, Gary Kubiak, held in 2020 forMore the Vikings. The younger Kubiak spent the past two seasons as Minnesota’s quarterbacks coach. The elder Kubiak retired last month after 25 seasons of coaching in the NFL. With the move, the Vikings are also planning to keep the same offensive scheme heading into the upcoming season. Less

Source: Team Website

Feb
8

Brady wins 5th MVP in 7th Super Bowl victory

43-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback TOM BRADY threw 3 touchdown passes against Kansas City on the way to winning his seventh Super Bowl on Sunday. With the win, Brady has moreMore Super Bowl titles than any franchise in NFL history. He also made history with his fifth MVP award, becoming the only player with five. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Feb
8

Mahomes suffers Super Bowl defeat, headed for toe surgery

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES said after Sunday’s Super Bowl loss that the defeat was “the worst that I think I’ve been beaten in a long time”. Mahomes will now lookMore toward next season, with the first step likely involving toe surgery. Mahomes is expected to see a foot specialist and will likely have surgery to repair his ailing toe. The injury is significant enough that it is not expected to heal on its own. Less

Source: NFL.com

Feb
8

Vikings QB Cousins not going anywhere

In an offseason dominated by quarterback trade speculation, Minnesota Vikings signal-caller KIRK COUSINS got a vote of confidence from his head coach. Head coach Mike Zimmer recently said that “Kirk’s ourMore guy”, adding that the offense was not the problem for Minnesota in 2020. With Cousins and a talented offense in place for the upcoming season, Zimmer is expected to turn his attention to a defense that struggled all year. Less

Source: NFL.com

Feb
8

Likely top pick Lawrence set for shoulder procedure

Clemson quarterback TREVOR LAWRENCE is set to undergo a left labrum repair on his non-throwing shoulder after throwing for NFL teams on February 12th. Doctors are confident that Lawrence will recoverMore in time for training camp. The Jacksonville Jaguars hold the top overall pick in the NFL Draft and are expected to use that pick to select Lawrence. Less

Source: ESPN.com

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