Archive for July, 2021

Washington All-Pro guard Brandon Scherff in virus protocol

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

All-Pro guard Brandon Scherff and fellow offensive lineman David Sharpe are in virus protocol, making them the fifth and sixth Washington Football players on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list. Washington is next to last in the NFL in percentage of players to receive at least one dose of a vaccine and, as of Saturday evening, only Arizona with nine had more in league protocol.

Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence gets “plus, plus” grades; “real stuff” next

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Despite outplaying Gardner Minshew daily, Lawrence will continue splitting first-team reps with the third-year pro who has a 7-13 record in 20 career starts in Jacksonville. Meyer said competition is “alive and well” at every position, including quarterback, and he plans on charting every aspect of every drill in hopes of taking the subjectivity out of roster decisions.

2021 Cardinals training camp preview: The outside linebackers

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

We break down the players on the roster, the major questions at the position, the position battles and roster outlook at outside linebacker.

Mahomes impressed by new Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Just one week into training camp and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes sees a potential new member of Kansas City’s Legion of Zoom in running back Jerick McKinnon. I think he’s going to be a playmaker,” Mahomes said of the eight-year veteran entering his first season in Kansas City. "I’ve seen it from day one, right when he got in here.

Miami CB Howard at practice, hopes for contract resolution

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard returned to practice on a limited basis Saturday and said he's hoping for a resolution to his contract dispute to remain with the team. Howard took to Instagram on Tuesday night to request a trade over his displeasure about his contract. Howard was an All-Pro selection in 2020 after leading the NFL in interceptions with 10.

Wentz’s injury forces Indy into backup plan at quarterback

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

The Indianapolis Colts thought a trade for Carson Wentz would be their long-term answer at quarterback. Four days into training camp, they're already working on a backup plan. Just one day after the team announced Wentz would be out indefinitely with a foot injury, the Colts signed veteran backup Brett Hundley and started splitting snaps between their newest player and three quarterbacks who have never thrown an NFL pass.

Saints arms race: Winston vs Hill in bid to succeed Brees

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Even as Jameis Winston insists he's going to make better decisions with the football, the potential successor to Drew Brees in New Orleans doesn't want to give the impression he's going to shy away from aggressive, downfield throws. There's “no check-down mentality,” Winston asserted after training camp practice at Saints headquarters on Saturday. It’s: Take what they give you.

Broncos tight end Noah Fant destined for big season

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Justin Simmons is another one that I talk to quite a bit. They’ve been helping me out a lot and just being there for me. Von asks me every day how I’m doing and asks me when my dad is coming out.

Do the Cardinals or 49ers have the best edge defenders in the NFC West?

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

We rank the four NFC West teams in terms of their group of edge defenders.

China’s Gong Lijiao wins gold medal in women’s shot put

Saturday, July 31st, 2021
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China's Gong Lijiao won the women's shot put gold in a personal best 20.58 meters on Sunday under blistering conditions at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium as the United States' Raven Saunders picked up silver and New Zealand's Valerie Adams claimed bronze.