Former Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews has been working the last couple months on transitioning to tight end in an attempt to resurrect his NFL career.Washington Football Team Face Masks
There is probably a benchmark the Colts weren’t going to go over as they do with every player, but it’s clear Indy wants Leonard leading the defense for the future. And they are willing to pay a premium in order to do that.Tampa Bay Buccaneers Face Masks
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With Jalen Reagor flopping as a rookie, the Eagles added Alabama’s Devonta Smith with the No. 10 pick. Smith’s doubters will point to his 6’/170 frame and modest breakout age as causes for concern but his jaw-dropping numbers speak volumes. He racked up 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns in his senior season at Alabama, becoming the first receiver to win the Heisman Trophy in nearly 30 years. Smith’s talent is undeniable but his team’s passing output will be an issue. Due to the low expectation for the Eagles’ weekly passing output, Smith will need a dominant target share as a rookie to pay off his WR32 cost in fantasy drafts. Selecting Smith is simply a bet on talent above all else.San Francisco 49ers Face Masks
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero breaks down why the new Tennessee Titans OC has the biggest opportunity for success in 2021. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
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“You don’t see many rookies step into a locker room and you would think the guy is a four-year vet if you didn’t know who he was,” Daniels said. “And to have that at the quarterback position, that means he has the right type of savvy, the right type of poise that you only see from guys like Aaron. And I’ve been saying it since I got there, I see a lot of similarities between the two and I’m just excited to be able to be part of it, man.Indianapolis Colts Face Masks
Trevor Lawrence doesn’t have too many receiving threats in his rookie season in Jacksonville. Why not add a player like Godwin to the mix? He’d remain in Florida with those wonderful tax breaks, and get to catch passes from the best QB prospect since Andrew Luck.
Buffalo Bills receiver Cole Beasley, a former Cowboy who has been outspoken in his opposition to the vaccine and coronavirus-related protocols, disputed Irvin's conclusion about the Dallas players' commitment to winning based on their vaccination percentages.
Brady will be 44 this season. If he remains with the Buccaneers and the NFL’s scheduling format remains the same, he wouldn’t play in New England again until he’s 52. So, yes, Week Four is probably his last game in New England.NFL Tennessee Titans Team Face Coverings
NFL Network's Nate Burleson breaks down why he thinks Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb is primed for a breakout year with Dak Prescott under center. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
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"[The TD] was one of those where he just reached up with one hand and pulled it in," Dukes said. "We basically won district on that catch right there.NFL New York Giants Team Face Coverings
No other details about the visit were provided by a White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the event has not been formally announced.NFL Cincinnati Bengals Team Face Coverings
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There’s plenty more in the Frontline episode, which focuses on the question of whether connections with gambling can lead to a problematic perception.
Unreal. This may have cost Brady a shot at playing golf with Trump later this summer. In all seriousness, Brady saw his chance to have some fun at Trump’s expense and he ran with it. Folks were laughing and rightfully so.NFL Green Bay Packers Team Face Coverings
The Bills have taken great strides since McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane came to the team, but that’s left them with nowhere to go but the Super Bowl if they are going to continue to progress. That’s a tall order for the team and a nice problem to have given where the franchise was five years ago.NFL Los Angeles Rams Team Face Coverings
Wentz, 28, was the Eagles’ first-round pick (No. 2) back in 2016 and was tabbed as the next franchise quarterback. Things got off to a great start and in 2017, Wentz was off to an MVP-like season before he tore his ACL and watched his backup lead the team to a Super Bowl win.
Murray's play declined late in the year after a shoulder injury, but he still was fantastic last year. He passed for nearly 4,000 and rushed for more than 800. Having 5,000 combined passing and rushing yards and 40 combined touchdowns is completely in reach in 2021, especially with 17 games. If he takes a big step forward this coming season, he could very well reach the level of Wilspn.
Ginn was a first-round pick by the Dolphins all the way back in the 2007 NFL draft. He spent three years with Miami, followed by three in San Francisco, then he signed with the Panthers for the first time in the 2013 campaign. After an off-year with the Cardinals, he returned to Carolina from 2015-2016. Ginn then put in three years with the Saints and he finished his career with the Bears.Cleveland Browns Face Masks
Early on, though, Arians’ static offense helped to exacerbate the problems any quarterback might face in a new offense with new receivers, no matter how great the quarterback is. The nadir of this came in Tampa Bay’s 38-3 Week 9 loss to the Saints, in which Brady threw no touchdowns and three interceptions, had the third-worst game of his career from a passer rating perspective (40.4). and airmailed his receivers far too often. At that point, Brady looked like a washed-up veteran trying to get a bad offense out of the muck. Arians and Leftwich weren’t helping with much pre-snap and play-action stuff — from Weeks 1-12, per Football Outsiders, the Bucs used play-action on just 18.5% of their plays, 31st in the league, despite the fact that their yards per play with play-action was 9.3 with play-action, and 6.3 without. They used motion in Weeks 1-12 on 46.4% of their plays, 13th in the league, though their yards per play with it was 6.5, and 4.9 without.NFL Face Coverings Sales
Back in late-May, Raanan reported the Giants may limit Barkley’s snaps early in the regular season. Devontae Booker was signed to be the team’s No. 2 back in free agency, and general manager David Gettleman anointed him as a three-down back before the draft.
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The Indianapolis Colts added to the offense for the first time during the 2021 NFL draft when they used a fourth-round pick on tight end Kylen Granson out of SMU.Philadelphia Eagles Face Masks
Love what’s happening here. @Trevorlawrencee getting some work in with his @Jaguars WRs at our facility (while hanging out at the Lake during their downtime!). The great Woody McCorvey asked our grounds crew, led by Mike Echols, to paint the NFL landmarks for them to be precise! pic.twitter.com/vFI1IbmuM3
Before the 2020 NFL Draft, Dallas had a strong collection of weapons on offense with wide receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup to go along with tight end Blake Jarwin, who was fresh off a breakout game to end 2019. Things went from good to great in the offense when wide receiver CeeDee Lamb fell to the Cowboys at the No. 17 pick.
After 14 seasons as a wide receiver and kick returner, Ted Ginn Jr. is retiring from the NFL.
If Wentz is able to return to form, the Colts will have a shot at winning the division.
That has angered Cowboys legend Michael Irvin — for football reasons. He believes that every little edge a team can gain, the greater their chances of winning a Super Bowl.NFL New York Giants Team Face Coverings
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This position group is led by Khalil Mack, who had another impressive season for the Bears in 2020. But his counterpart Robert Quinn did not, which was certainly a concern given Chicago had signed him to a five-year, $70 million deal.NFL Chicago Bears Team Face Coverings
Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers ruptured his Achilles while working out Monday and is expected to miss the 2021 NFL season, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Face Coverings
New Orleans Saints (8-9): They’re 8-1 over the past two seasons without now-retired Drew Brees, Bridgewater (2019) and Taysom Hill (2020) splitting those starts. Yet that gaudy record masks some poor opponents and less-than-glittering offensive performances from New Orleans. Jameis Winston and Hill, who are competing for Brees’ job, have pretty starkly different skill sets and warts. It should help that four of New Orleans’ first five opponents were sub-.500 in 2020, but it will hurt to be without suspended DT David Onyemata.
The Rams will be hoping Stafford's presence can reverse that trend, but Ward and the 49ers' defense will be eager to once again assert their dominance over their rivals to the south.
But the Rams have maintained that success by attacking top-level talent. Miami has the assets to do the same, but they’ll need to see what they’ve got in their young influx of draft selections first. If the Dolphins see a handful of players step up and develop themselves into top tier talents, then Miami can follow a similar path to sustained success no matter what happens at quarterback — before ultimately deciding if a hypothetically stagnant Tagovailoa will need to be moved on from; just as the Rams finally did with Goff this offseason.NFL Indianapolis Colts Team Face Coverings
Going by Vegas odds, the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns are the three contenders for the mantle.NFL New Orleans Saints Team Face Coverings
Such an outcome would send Miami to Baltimore in January to play against former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson. That outcome would be quite poetic for Brian Flores, who in Year 3 would be facing Baltimore in the postseason after starting his career in Miami with a 49 point defeat at the hands of the Ravens in the 2019 season opener.NFL Washington Redskins (Football Team) Team Face Coverings
While the attention was rightfully on Trey Lance and big-name free agents signings this offseason, the 49ers made a number of under-the-radar moves to bolster the depth on the interior of their defensive front. The result is a group of players that could help San Francisco put together a deep defensive line like the one they had in 2019.
“I don’t know that I’ve had a big-brain play but a good copy play might’ve been the two-point play that we scored against the Packers where we ended up throwing a perimeter screen to Van Jefferson and then he flipped it to Cam Akers coming out of the backfield,” he said. “Greatest coaches, greatest thieves. Stole that one from the Miami Dolphins via Shane Waldron finding it. Look out for that on the Seattle Seahawks film next year.”
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The No. 6 overall pick from the 2018 NFL draft is at the point where the majority of analysts believe he’s the best guard in the league. While most of the 2018 draft class is entering a contract year, the Colts exercised Nelson’s fifth-year option, keeping under contract an extra year.
NFL insider Adam Schefter has basically come out and said what Aaron Rodgers must do to separate himself from the Green Bay Packers.
Throughout the summer, Sherman has been linked with potential moves to Dallas, Seattle and others. Now, however, teams are surely going to want to wait and see how Sherman’s legal issues are handled before bringing him in for a visit or even putting an offer on the table.Cincinnati Bengals Face Masks
If the Saints aren’t careful, they could lose their prized safety to a division rival. The Carolina Panthers have had a strong offseason, but they still didn’t address their need at safety. So it makes sense for them to wait until the end of the season and see if Williams becomes available. Getting him will cost them a pretty penny, which means they’ll have to work out the finances when the time comes.NFL Face Coverings Sales
Slingin’ Sammy Baugh was the first prolific passer in NFL history, a forerunner of the future quarterback prototype at a time when the ground game was the preferred method of offense. He actually earned the nickname from a Texas sportswriter as a student-athlete at Texas Christian, where he was a two-time All-America quarterback. He went on to play 16 NFL seasons with Washington, and he was the league’s career leader in passing yards when he retired after the 1952 season.Denver Broncos Face Masks
These days, Cowher’s job is to analyze the Steelers and 31 other teams for “The NFL Today” on CBS.
The order requires Judge Schaffer to set aside his order denying the Astros’ motion to dismiss.New York Giants Face Masks
One truism with the NFL receiver pantheon: You must put up big numbers to belong. Here are the top 10 receivers for 2021.
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In 2018, former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Browner was sentenced to eight years in a California prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child. Prosecutors charged him with breaking into a former girlfriend’s home in La Verne, chasing and dragging her, then smothering her in a carpet while her two young children were present.
But we are grading the signing a solid B because we think in terms of an upgrade as a rotational edge rusher, Ingram is great. We are banking on Alex Highsmith keeping the starting spot and thriving after the way he played last season. Ingram will be just fine as a rotational reserve and could really provide a spark as an extra rusher. This signing doesn’t fix the problems on the defense and it might not even have been the highest priority but in a vacuum, adding veteran production on a modest contract is always a good idea for a team with its eye on the Super Bowl.San Francisco 49ers Face Masks
2. Trade request: After the agent for 2019 Patriots first-round draft pick N'Keal Harry formally requested a trade almost two weeks ago, it highlighted how Harry's future with the team is uncertain. The trade request also had me thinking of past "change-of-scenery" deals in the Belichick era, when the Patriots gave up a once-highly-touted player in exchange for a similar player. The 2006 deal in which wide receiver/returner Bethel Johnson (2003 second-rounder) was shipped to the Saints for defensive tackle Johnathan Sullivan (2003 first-rounder) was one that came to mind, and if the Patriots ultimately trade Harry, that's the type of deal I could envision -- and it might be more likely to come later in the preseason.Washington Football Team Face Masks
“The dismantling of the Raiders’ offensive line still seems questionable, and our projections expect a significant step back in 2021. Las Vegas ranked 10th in PBWR last season, despite getting only two games from Incognito, who ranked third in PBWR among guards in 2019.”Philadelphia Eagles Face Masks
4. Any trades in the next two weeks will open up more opportunities for secondary players like Patrick Wisdom, who's made a strong impression this season. He hit a solo home run in the seventh, No. 13 this season — tied for third on the Cubs.Minnesota Twins Face Masks
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2. Los Angeles Dodgers (58-36): Just two outs from a tie for first place, they instead watched Kenley Jansen blow his first save in more than two months. They also watched Gavin Lux go down, although Corey Seager should be back at some point in the next week.Texas Rangers Face Masks
The Angels fortified their thin outfield by signing Adam Eaton to a major league deal Wednesday, just two days after the 32-year-old veteran was granted his unconditional release by the Chicago White Sox.
"Just play those teams like your hair is on fire," Kuiper said. "They've done that and they need to continue to do that."
It was a solid night for Wood given the opponent, although he might get kicked out of a few group chats. The Turner and Muncy injuries had a big impact on the end of the game.Pittsburgh Pirates Face Masks
Jeimer Candelario's free pass loaded the bases, and Eric Haase's walk scored a run. At this point, all nine players in the lineup had stepped into the batter's box and reached safely, doing so with three walks and six singles. The last time the Tigers accomplished this feat was in the ninth inning Aug. 8, 2001, against the Rangers in Texas.Oakland Athletics Face Masks
The traveling party will be either 100 or 140, depending on the club's vaccination percentage. The club must limit the number of individuals traveling on the team transportation to 85 but may bring additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 staff up to the applicable daily tier limits separately to attend the practice.NFL Chicago Bears Team Face Coverings
It seemed imminent that the Kansas City Chiefs were set to sign Melvin Ingram, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have emerged as a last-second candidate.NFL Minnesota Vikings Team Face Coverings
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Despite playing right tackle since his collegiate days at North Carolina, the best method for Heck to receive significant playing time in 2021 is to convert himself to an interior offensive lineman — left guard to be exact. It's the only position in question for a starting front five that will likely feature the talents of Laremy Tunsil, Justin Britt, Tytus Howard and Marcus Cannon. But should Howard or Cannon miss time due to unforeseen circumstances, Heck could temporarily fill in the void. In the three games he played with the Texans last season, Heck gave up two sacks while posting a pass-blocking grade of 60.0 in 103 snaps at right tackle.NFL Carolina Panthers Team Face Coverings
Rich Jackson terrorized opposing quarterbacks for seven seasons as a professional, primarily as a defensive end for the Denver Broncos. His fatal nickname apparently was coined at high school in New Orleans, where the football field bordered a cemetery. Jackson, one of the first defenders to utilize the now-banned head slap against opponents, was named All-AFL three consecutive seasons before injuries truncated his career. He even was an NAIA national champion in the shot put for Southern University.
In 2020, Rodgers didn't make any trade-offs. The Green Bay offense kept protecting the rock, as it turned the ball over 11 times all season, the best mark in football. Rodgers threw more interceptions, but considering that he went from only four picks in 2019 to five in 2020, the Packers weren't exactly hurting. Including their two playoff tilts, they turned the ball over two or more times in four contests and went 1-3, with their lone win coming by four points against the lowly Jags. When they didn't turn the ball over at least twice, they went 13-1.
Chandler Jones returns on one side of the defense. However, will the other starter be Markus Golden or Devon Kennard? The two will compete for the starting role and for playing time.
And they had rookie phenom Justin Herbert in 2020, the sixth overall pick who shattered records as a rookie passer. He threw the most touchdown passes of any rookie in NFL history, despite the fact he was the second most pressured of any quarterback in the NFL. Herbert, the 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year, became the fourth rookie quarterback to throw for over 4,000 yards.
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One of the big pushes across the NFL in recent years has been to improve player safety. After all, there is no NFL without the players who put their bodies on the line on a weekly basis — so continuing to push the limits of safety and protection for players is the only path to choose. We’ve seen rule changes, diminished impact on special teams and new equipment put into play all in the name of improved player safety and now, as has been announced by the NFL, the league will be holding an NFL Helmet Challenge.
This is not the first time the Eagles have been mentioned as a possible suitor for Watson. General manager Howie Roseman has not been afraid to take big swings, and Watson would certainly be that. If anything, after some maneuvering during the draft that came after the trade to send Carson Wentz to Indianapolis, the Eagles are better equipped to make a significant offer for Watson than they were in March.Cincinnati Bengals Face Masks
That does not, however, mean Stafford isn’t an upgrade over Goff. And now perhaps Stafford will have a little extra motivation to prove that to Ward.San Francisco 49ers Face Masks
“Is coach Mike McCarthy the man to lead this team to success on the football field? Does owner Jerry Jones actually let him do his job without significant interference? Has McCarthy made the necessary adjustments to his coaching staff, on the defensive side of the ball in particular, that will allow this team to meet or exceed what amounts to lofty preseason expectations year after year? Or will the Cowboys disappoint yet again?”Houston Texans Face Masks
No matter who wins this job, the left tackle is an important position. In fact, I listed the left tackle (Dillard or Mailata) as the No. 15 most important player for the 2021 season.
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