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Jul
22

Ertz to remain in Philadelphia?

After months of trade rumors and speculation, it now appears as though Philadelphia tight end ZACH ERTZ could remain with the Eagles heading into the upcoming season. Ertz has reportedly beenMore at the team facility working out with teammates and will likely report to training camp next week. Ertz is coming off the worst statistical season of his career in 2020 so time will tell if 2021 is a bounce-back season for the veteran tight end. Less

Source: Team Blog

Jul
22

Lock, Bridgewater in for long QB competition

The quarterback competition in Denver between DREW LOCK and TEDDY BRIDGEWATER reportedly could last throughout the entire preseason. For fantasy owners who may not remember, the preseason has been reduced toMore three games with the addition of an extra regular season game in 2021. The Broncos intend to give Lock and Bridgewater a 50/50 split of reps throughout what appears to be a preseason-long competition. Less

Source: NFL.com

Jul
22

Jaguars QB Lawrence a full-go for camp

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback TREVOR LAWRENCE will reportedly be a full-go when training camp opens in another week. Lawrence has spent much of the offseason recovering from surgery on his non-throwingMore shoulder that was identified prior to him being selected with the top overall pick in the NFL Draft. While the Jaguars have declined to call Lawrence their starting quarterback, he is fully expected to start the season once the competition (wink, wink) is complete. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Jul
22

Patriots TE Smith on the mend

New England Patriots tight end JONNU SMITH is reportedly on track to be ready for the start of training camp. Smith, one of two high-profile offseason acquisitions at the tight endMore position (HUNTER HENRY is the other), exited his first minicamp practice last month due to a hamstring injury and he wound up missing the rest of minicamp. The Patriots are scheduled to start training camp on July 28th. Less

Source: New England Sports Network

Jul
22

Rodgers turned down contract extension with Packers

Disgruntled Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS reportedly turned down a contract extension this offseason that would have kept him with the Packers for the next five years. The extension would haveMore also made Rodgers the highest-paid player in the league. Instead, Rodgers declined the offer and is tied with Detroit Lions quarterback JARED GOFF (let that sink in) for fifth-highest paid player in the league. Less

Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Jul
22

Rams RB Akers suffers season-ending torn Achilles

Los Angeles Rams running back CAM AKERS suffered a torn Achilles tendon while training for the upcoming season earlier this week. Akers, 22, was on track to be the featured runningMore back in an offense that was expected to be rejuvenated by the arrival of veteran quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD. Instead, Akers will miss the season and the Rams will likely move forward with third year running back DARRELL HENDERSON leading the backfield. Less

Source: Los Angeles Times

Jul
22

Giants RB Barkley doesn’t know if he will play in season opener

New York Giants running back SAQUON BARKLEY says that his knee “feels pretty good” but he still can’t provide a timetable for his eventual return to the gridiron. When asked earlierMore this week about his status for the season opener, Barkley offered a cringe-inducing “we’ll see”. At this point, Barkley is unsure if he will practice throughout training camp or if he will even play in Week #1 against the Denver Broncos. Less

Source: Team Blog

Jul
22

Brees thinks Hill and Winston will both play in 2021

Former New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees said recently that he thinks both TAYSOM HILL and JAMEIS WINSTON will play for the Saints in 2021, regardless of which quarterback wins the startingMore job. Brees added that if Winston is the starter, he thinks Hill will see even more action at the quarterback position than he did with Brees himself under center. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Jul
22

Brady played 2020 season with torn MCL

Tampa Bay quarterback TOM BRADY reportedly played the 2020 season with a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Brady apparently suffered the injury in his final season with NewMore England but did not appear on the injury report last season. He has spent the offseason rehabilitating the knee in preparation for another Super Bowl run with the Buccaneers. Less

Source: Tampa Bay Times

Jul
15

FA cornerback Sherman arrested

Veteran free-agent cornerback RICHARD SHERMAN was arrested near Seattle on Wednesday morning and booked on chargers of burglary, domestic violence, resisting arrest, and malicious mischief. The three-time All-Pro cornerback played theMore last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers after starting his career with the Seattle Seahawks. Sherman’s contract expired following the 2020 season, and he is currently a free agent. Less

Source: NFL.com

Jul
15

Veteran RB McCoy looking for “the right fit”

Veteran free agent running back LESEAN MCCOY said this week that he considered retiring after playing sparingly the past two seasons with Kansas City and Tampa Bay. Instead, McCoy continues toMore stay in shape while awaiting “the right fit”. McCoy added that some teams have reached out to him as he holds out hope for playing in what would be his 13th NFL season. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Jul
15

Versatile RB Bernard to have role in Tampa Bay backfield

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect to use versatile veteran running back GIOVANI BERNARD in multiple ways heading into the upcoming season. Super Bowl championship aside, Bucs running backs led the leagueMore with 17 drops last season. Meanwhile, Bernard begins the season with the third most receptions among running backs since 2013. He is also a strong pass blocker and veteran leader who appears to be part of a three-pronged attack along with fellow running backs RONALD JONES and LEONARD FOURNETTE. Less

Source: Team Blog

Jul
15

Former WR Matthews attempting comeback as TE

Former San Francisco wide receiver JORDAN MATTHEWS has bulked up and is learning how to play the tight end position for the 49ers. Matthews has spent parts of the last twoMore seasons with San Francisco as a wide receiver but is up 15 pounds this offseason and has been working out with teammate and established star tight end GEORGE KITTLE. Matthews is familiar with the 49ers offense and may add the pass-catching element currently missing from the TE group outside of Kittle. Less

Source: Team Blog

Jul
12

Rodgers to “figure things out in a couple weeks”

Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS was asked about his future with the Packers over the weekend and said that he was planning to “figure things out in a couple weeks”. RodgersMore and the Packers have been at odds for months, with the star quarterback skipping the offseason program and mandatory minicamp last month. Time will tell if Rodgers will participate when training camp opens later this month. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Jul
12

Toe feeling great, Mahomes ready to roll

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES said late last week that “the toe’s feeling great” and that he has been running, cutting, jumping and “doing it all” in recent weeks. Mahomes, ofMore course, suffered a toe injury during Kansas City’s 2020 playoff run and he underwent surgery in the ensuing weeks. Mahomes shed a walking boot during the spring and participated in the club’s mandatory minicamp last month. Less

Source: NFL.com

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