Archive for December, 2021

Ready for Sunday? Trey Lance resurfaces as 49ers sustain QB guessing game

Friday, December 31st, 2021

Not long after head coach Kyle Shanahan made a seemingly dubious claim that Jimmy Garoppolo could play Sunday against the Texans despite having a right thumb injury that has prevented him from throwing a football for eight days and counting, Lance met with reporters and didn’t stray from the company line. I don’t know if Jimmy is going to be able to (play) or not Sunday,” Lance said at one point, later adding: “Jimmy’s our starting quarterback.

Broncos’ COVID outbreak hits GM George Paton

Friday, December 31st, 2021

Then, after spending time at the stadium where he played in college as a UCLA Bruin from 1988-91, Paton was going to meet up with the Broncos at their team hotel Saturday night and for their game Sunday afternoon against the AFC West-rival Chargers in Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium. COVID-19 changed those plans. The virus, it turned out, was not restricted to the Broncos’ players and coaching staff this week.

JK Scott, D.J. Fluker return to the NFL

Friday, December 31st, 2021

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed punter JK Scott to their active roster and offensive lineman D.J. Fluker to their practice squad on Friday. Neither Alabama alumnus has played in the 2021 season, but Scott is squarely in Jacksonville’s plans for Sunday, when the Jaguars play the New England Patriots in their next-to-last game of the season.

Big Ben’s Last Ride

Friday, December 31st, 2021

Still, Roethlisberger remains optimistic there’s still time for the Steelers to put together an abbreviated run in time to salvage a wildly erratic season. This is a team that’s hungry,” he said. I mean, it’s the Browns, the division opponent, so they’re hungry to come in and get a win, too.

Final injury report for Washington vs. Eagles, Week 17

Friday, December 31st, 2021

William Jackson III is out for Washington Sunday. In addition to more COVID issues, could this be another long day for Washington?

Brady, Bucs face Wilson, Jets in largest age gap between QBs

Friday, December 31st, 2021

When Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to MetLife Stadium to take on Wilson's Jets on Sunday, it will mark the largest age gap between starting quarterbacks since at least 1950, according to NFL Research. That has happened a few times lately for the 44-year-old Brady, including when he faced New England's 23-year-old Mac Jones in Week 4. And then again a few weeks later when he took on Chicago's 22-year-old Justin Fields.

Former Auburn receiver eligible for his first NFL action

Friday, December 31st, 2021

Rookie Seth Williams has spent the first 16 weeks of the 2021 NFL season on the Denver Broncos’ practice squad. But on Sunday, the former Auburn wide receiver will be eligible to make his NFL debut. The Broncos elevated Williams from their practice squad on Friday as a COVID-19 replacement for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Ravens release final injury report for Week 17 matchup vs. Rams

Friday, December 31st, 2021

The Ravens released their final injury report ahead of their Week 17 matchup with the Rams

Seahawks Remember NFL Coaching, Broadcasting Legend John Madden

Friday, December 31st, 2021

I’m sure there are a bunch of people that just wanted to watch the game just to see what he was going to say and how he was going to bring some kind of energy to it that made it more fun. It was really always about fun, he was always a guy that was making more fun for everybody. He had a great outlook and an intuition about the game and how it is played, how you should do it, and all that kind of stuff, but most of all he just made it more fun to be part of.

Chilling social media threats target NFL star & wife

Friday, December 31st, 2021

NFL quarterback Baker Mayfield says a spate of shocking threats sent towards him, his stunning influencer wife Emily and their family are 'nothing new' Baker Mayfield claims he is taking death threats in his stride after trolls sent poisonous messages to the Cleveland Browns star and his wife Emily following an NFL defeat. Mayfield, the first overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, threw four interceptions during his side's razor-thin defeat to quarterback counterpart Aaron Rodgers and his Pack...