You’d excuse Jaylon Johnson for getting torched early on in his career, but so far the first-year cornerback has hit the ground running. Now, if the team can get any help from their offense, the Bears should a force to be reckoned with in the NFC North.
Josh Allen looks like he's on the way to a breakout year, Drew Brees is showing signs of rapid decline and Carson Wentz is starting to become a problem in Philadelphia. Here are Steve Palazzolo's QB takeaways from Week 2 of the NFL season.
The Saints are notoriously slow at the start of seasons, but that's often chalked up to a porous defense — not their quarterback. But after two weeks, Brees has earned a lowly 60.6 passing grade, his second-worst grade after two weeks in the past decade.
A Kentucky grand jury indicted Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree in the shooting case of Breonna Taylor. Athletes from all over the sports world took to social media to react.
A grand jury in Louisville announced that Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid on the night of March 13 that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor.
Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor will miss multiple weeks with a UCL tear in his thumb, sources told ESPN. A source added that Reagor is expected to undergo surgery and will be placed on injured reserve.
A Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured Tyrod Taylor's lung just before kickoff Sunday while trying to administer a pain-killing injection, leading to the quarterback missing the team's game against the Chiefs, coach Anthony Lynn told ESPN.
The Edmunds brothers — Tremaine, Terrell and Trey — last season became the first trio of brothers to play in the same game since 1927. The Watt brothers — J.J., Derek and T.J. — will meet on the same field Sunday when the Steelers and Texans face off. “We’re very fortunate when it comes to […]
The decision of a Kentucky grand jury to not indict the officers who killed Breonna Taylor could spark a new wave of protests in the sports world. Lions defensive end Trey Flowers addressed the possibility on Wednesday. “It could lead to whatever it leads to,” Flowers said, via the Detroit Free Press. “It’s just as […]
The NFL proved it is serious about making head coaches wear face coverings on the sideline. Pete Carroll, Kyle Shanahan, Vic Fangio, Sean Payton and Jon Gruden found that out the hard way. The NFL docked those five coaches $100,000 each and fined each of their teams $250,000. The question many are asking is: Why […]
When the Saints didn’t place receiver Michael Thomas on injured reserve, the non-move implied that he’d be back within three weeks. And he very well may be. For now, however, he’s still not back at practice. If the Saints had practiced. The high-ankle sprain suffered by Thomas in Week One against the Buccaneers would have […]
No team — not even the Broncos — have had as many injuries as the 49ers have. It has become a daily dose of bad news for San Francisco. Running back Tevin Coleman was the latest addition, with news he will miss around four weeks with a knee injury. The 49ers have questioned the condition […]
Lions coach Matt Patricia said Monday that star receiver Kenny Golladay was “close” to returning. Golladay did indeed return to practice Wednesday, getting in limited work on his balky hamstring. The next two practices will determine Golladay’s availability for Sunday. Matthew Stafford and the Lions have missed Golladay’s big-play ability. “He’s one of the top […]
The Falcons weren’t concerned about Julio Jones‘ hamstring issue last week, even though he was limited in practice all week. He did not carry a designation into the Week Two game against the Cowboys. But Jones blamed his hamstring for his dropped touchdown pass against the Cowboys, and he finished with only two catches for […]
In early August, after a visit to the neck surgeon, Joe Flacco was expected to return in mid-September. It’s mid-September (or late September) and the Jets backup quarterback is back. Flacco had a full practice for the first time this season. He has full medical clearance to return to action. Flacco underwent neck surgery in […]
The Browns are set to get right tackle Jack Conklin back in the lineup after he missed Week Two with an ankle injury. Conklin was active for the Thursday night win against the Bengals, but Chris Hubbard got the start and played the entire game. He took part in practice on a limited basis Wednesday […]
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur didn’t make wide receiver Davante Adams‘ hamstring injury sound overly serious when he spoke to reporters earlier this week, but he also didn’t rule Adams in for this Sunday’s game against the Saints. LaFleur said before Wednesday’s practice that Adams would not participate in the session, but suggested that the […]
The Justin Herbert era likely has been launched by a misplaced medical needle, one that punctured the lung of starter Tyrod Taylor. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, possibly acting on advice of counsel, chose his words very carefully when talking about the error that sidelined Taylor last week and that will keep him out this week. […]
Raiders left guard Richie Incognito left Monday night’s win over the Saints with an Achilles injury and it is going to keep him off the field a while longer. Incognito was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday. He will be eligible to return to action after missing three games. The Raiders put rookie John Simpson […]
The Cardinals opened the practice week without three of their wideouts on the field. Christian Kirk was listed as a non-participant in practice. A groin injury was given as the reason why Kirk wasn’t able to join his teammates for the session. Kirk had two catches for 57 yards in last Sunday’s win over Washington. […]
More points and more touchdowns have been scored in the first two weeks of this season than in any opening two weeks in NFL history. So far this season, NFL teams have scored a combined 1,611 points. That breaks the previous record of 1,556 points scored in the first two weeks of the 2012 NFL […]
The Seahawks lost a couple of players for the season in last Sunday night’s win over the Patriots and they took them off the 53-man roster on Wednesday. Seattle announced that linebacker Bruce Irvin and safety Marquise Blair have both been placed on injured reserve. Both players tore their ACL in the win over New […]
Jaron Brown is back in Arizona. Brown, who made the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie in 2013 and ended up playing five seasons in Arizona, signed to the Cardinals’ practice squad today. In past seasons, Brown wouldn’t have been eligible for the practice squad, which was originally intended for inexperienced players only. But this year […]
The Cowboys have a tough enough task facing Russell Wilson. Their defense ranks 25th in the NFL in yards allowed after facing Jared Goff and Matt Ryan, and the Cowboys have only two sacks. Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said earlier Wednesday that cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) will miss multiple weeks. The Cowboys started Anthony Brown, […]
The Steelers were missing their top two receivers at Wednesday’s practice. Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster were both on the sideline as the team began their on-field work ahead of Sunday’s game against the Texans. Johnson is listed with a toe injury and Smith-Schuster has a knee issue, but head coach Mike Tomlin suggested neither […]
Saints quarterback Drew Brees may not have looked like himself last week, but he remains confident. Via Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, Brees said Wednesday: “I feel good, I feel good. Borderline great.” He’s looked anything but, with just 472 yards and 64.7 percent completions with 6.9 yards per attempt, well off his normal numbers. He […]
Tyrod Taylor is recovering from a punctured lung, so there hasn’t much sense that he will be starting at quarterback for the Chargers when they face the Panthers on Sunday. Head coach Anthony Lynn ended what little suspense there may have been at his Wednesday press conference. Lynn said that first-round pick Justin Herbert will […]