The biggest negative impacting the Chicago Bears in 2019 — quarterback Mitchell Trubisky — is all of a sudden no longer a problem through two weeks of the 2020 NFL season, and that makes the Bears a team that needs to be taken seriously.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed on Monday that both Marquise Blair and Bruce Irvin will need season-ending surgery, calling it "really a big blow" to a 2-0 team that outlasted the Patriots on Sunday night.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank offered his reaction to the onside kick blunder that led to the Falcons' stunning 40-39 loss to the Cowboys. "In my view, they didn't clearly understand what the rules were and exactly what they had to do," Blank said.
New England Patriots running back James White's father, Tyrone, died in a car accident Sunday, the Broward County (Florida) Sheriff's Office confirmed. White was inactive for the team's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
The 49ers began preparing for the worst by signing Ziggy Ansah. They were hoping for the best. Unfortunately for the 49ers and Nick Bosa, the MRI confirmed the defensive end tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Sunday’s game. The team announced the bad news Monday evening. Bosa, 22, will undergo season-ending […]
Rookie receiver Henry Ruggs was questionable heading into Monday night’s game. He is active, though, confirming reports earlier in the day. Ruggs, the 12th overall choice this spring, led the Raiders in receiving yards with 55 on three catches in the season opener. He injured his knee in the second quarter but still played 42 […]
The Texans signed two former Cowboys receivers to their practice squad Monday, the team announced. Devin Smith and Dwayne Harris now are in Houston. The Jets made Smith a second-round choice in 2015. He played 14 games with three starts in two seasons with the Jets. Smith, 28, played four games with the Cowboys last […]
The Cardinals placed receiver KeeSean Johnson on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Sept. 11. They activated him from the list Monday, the team announced. The 2019 sixth-rounder caught 21 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown as a rookie. The Cardinals placed tight end Maxx Williams (ankle) on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Williams will […]
The Jaguars had to release an estimated practice report since they play Thursday. They didn’t practice, but if they had, the Jaguars list receiver DJ Chark as limited. He had four catches for 84 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Titans, playing 59 of 75 offensive snaps. The Jaguars also listed tight end Tyler Davis […]
Not long ago, NFL coaches resisted doing the unconventional thing because doing the unconventional thing and failing resulted in the kind of criticism that can get a guy fired. At some point in the past few years, NFL coaches have embraced doing the unconventional when analytics supports the unconventional selection, either ignoring the criticism that […]
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced earlier Monday that linebacker Anthony Barr tore his right pectoral muscle. Barr’s season is over. The Vikings announced Monday afternoon they have placed Barr on injured reserve. Barr, a four-time Pro Bowler, played only 16 snaps in Week Two before his injury. Troy Dye, a fourth-round rookie, replaced Barr before […]
After the Falcons failed to recover an onside kick late in Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said that his players know that NFL rules allow them to recover such a kick before it travels 10 yards. That didn’t appear to be the case as the Falcons players stood and watched […]
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn didn’t hesitate on Sunday before saying Tyrod Taylor remains the team’s starting quarterback if he’s healthy enough to play and he didn’t backtrack on Monday. Taylor had to be scratched after reportedly having an adverse reaction to a painkilling injection and Herbert went 22-of-33 for 311 yards, a touchdown and […]
In the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the 49ers, the Jets went for it on fourth-and-1 at San Francisco’s 20-yard line. Although the 49ers’ defensive line left a gap between the center and left guard where quarterback Sam Darnold appeared to have space to take the snap and sneak forward for a first down, […]
Sunday saw a long list of players pick up injuries that will keep them out for weeks, months or the rest of the season. It remains to be seen if Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will be added to that list. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas […]
Even if 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is able to play this week, he won’t have that many people to hand it to. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, running back Tevin Coleman is expected to miss “multiple weeks” with the knee injury he picked up Sunday. Coupled with the MCL sprain suffered by Raheem Mostert […]
Giants coach Joe Judge disagrees with anyone who says the playing surface at MetLife Stadium is dangerous. Asked about concerns raised by the 49ers, who suffered several injuries at MetLife Stadium yesterday against the Jets, Judge said his team has had no complaints either in Week One or when they practiced on the surface during […]
The 49ers have concerns about the quality of the playing surface at MetLife Stadium. It’s a valid and important consideration, given that the 49ers play there again on Sunday, against the Giants. The NFL says that the field was fine. Because the NFL’s field inspector, who inspected every field, found it to be fine. Via […]
Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones left Sunday’s game after only four plays. He had an Achilles’ injury last week. He now is listed with both a groin injury and an Achilles’ injury on Monday’s practice report. While coach Brian Flores said it was too early to rule out Jones for the Week Three game against the […]
Monday brought more details about why the Chargers made a last-minute switch to Justin Herbert at quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. Tyrod Taylor was set to start for the second straight week, but got taken to the hospital after experiencing chest pains before the game. NFL Media reports that those chest pains were […]
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan remains unhappy about the condition of the turf at MetLife Stadium, but he won’t rule out the possibility of having quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo play on it against the Giants in Week Three. Garoppolo suffered a high-ankle sprain during Sunday’s 31-13 win over the Jets and Shanahan said in a press […]
After a long negotiation and multiple visits, Ziggy Ansah is finally signing with the 49ers. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said today that the 49ers and Ansah have agreed to terms, and he’ll officially sign once he passes through the league’s COVID-19 testing protocols. Although the 49ers and Ansah had been talking for more than […]
The Vikings won’t have linebacker Anthony Barr on hand as they try to turn things around after an 0-2 start to the season. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer announced on Monday that Barr will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his pectoral muscle in Sunday’s 28-11 loss to the Colts. “Anthony was our […]
Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed the bad news Monday: Cornerback Tavon Young‘s season is finished after two games. “We did get final word on Tavon. It is a torn ACL,” Harbaugh said. “It’s only a torn ACL so that’s a positive. He’ll have surgery and go into rehab. He’ll fight his way back. There’s no […]