With the upcoming offseason shaping up to be one of the more unique free agency periods on record, roster turnover will be under a microscope. Brad Spielberger takes a look around the NFL to investigate how each team stands ahead of the 2021 free agency period.
The fantasy football community celebrated Thanksgiving together on Thursday. Washington Football Team rookie running back and noted fan favorite Antonio Gibson stole the show to lead his team to a 41-16 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Santa Clara County, home of the 49ers and Levi's Stadium, issued enhanced COVID-19 guidelines for professional, collegiate and youth sports on Saturday afternoon that effectively put a three-week ban on any contact sports taking place in the county.
Broncos QBs Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were each deemed to be high-risk COVID-19 close contacts and none of the three can be in uniform for Sunday's game, the team announced on Saturday night.
Rumors currently are flying that the league may cancel all games this weekend. They are strictly rumors, and the NFL says they aren’t true. Per the league, there has been no discussion on the possibility of pulling the plug on Week 12. This doesn’t change the fact that the rumor is running rampant; the league’s […]
As a Pittsburgh outbreak grows, the Baltimore outbreak lingers. Per a league source, the Ravens had one additional player positive PCR test on Saturday. The Ravens also had one positive player test on Friday. Given that the team was last in the building on Tuesday, the Ravens soon will be at the point where any […]
With the 49ers apparently unable to play in Santa Clara due to new restrictions on outdoor activities, it may seem on the surface that the team and the league have been caught flat-footed. That’s not the case. Per a league source, the NFL and the 49ers prepared months ago, before the season began, multiple possible contingency […]
The possibility of a full-blown Pittsburgh coronavirus outbreak increased on Saturday when word emerged that running back James Conner and special-teams coordinator Danny Smith tested positive. It remains to be seen whether the situation will, based on Saturday’s full scope of COVID-19 testing, get even worse. As one league source explained it, it’s believed that […]
When Broncos backup quarterback Jeff Driskel first landed on injured reserve, coach Vic Fangio expressed confidence that Driskel’s condition wouldn’t knock out the team’s other quarterbacks. “The other quarterbacks were only on there minimal amounts, like two minutes and some seconds — four minutes,” Fangio told reporters on Thursday. “That’s over a three- or four-day […]
The 49ers have an unresolved issue regarding the location of upcoming home games, but they’ve gotten some clarity regarding several key players who will return for Sunday’s rematch with the Rams. Late Saturday, the Rams activated five players from injured reserve and the COVID-19 reserve list. Back from IR are running back Raheem Mostert (pictured), […]
The 49ers now are banned from practicing and playing in Santa Clara, California, where they call home. Santa Clara County released new COVID-19 restrictions today that include a ban on all contact sports and a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone traveling into the region from more than 150 miles away. It creates an emergency for […]
Vanderbilt didn’t score a point in a 41-0 loss to Missouri on Saturday, but the Commodores still made history. Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller kicked off to start the second half, becoming the first woman to play in a Power 5 football game. Fuller, a senior goalkeeper on Vanderbilt’s SEC championship soccer team, sent a squib […]
The Broncos are heading into tomorrow’s game against the Saints with an unprecedented challenge: They don’t have a single quarterback. All of the quarterbacks on the Broncos’ roster have been ruled out of Sunday’s game because they were exposed to COVID-19, according to multiple reports. Broncos backup quarterback Jeff Driskel has tested positive for COVID-19, […]
The Broncos didn’t pick up their option on left tackle Garett Bolles‘ contract for the 2021 season, but he won’t be leaving the team at the end of this season. Bolles has signed a four-year extension with the team ahead of Sunday’s game against the Saints. The 2017 first-round pick has started every game the […]
The Panthers announced running back Christian McCaffrey did not travel with the team to Minnesota on Saturday. McCaffrey will not play Sunday. Coach Matt Rhule said Friday he expected McCaffrey to make the trip but didn’t expect him to play. The Panthers listed McCaffrey as questionable. McCaffrey will miss a third consecutive game with a […]
The Buccaneers placed defensive lineman Vita Vea on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, the team announced. Vea went on injured reserve Oct. 13 with a broken leg that ended his season. Inside linebacker Jack Cichy, who went on injured reserve the same day as Vea, was activated from injured reserve Saturday. The team placed center A.Q. […]
The Bills announced they placed receiver John Brown and offensive lineman Cody Ford on injured reserve Saturday. Bills coach Sean McDermott already had ruled out Brown (ankle) and Ford (ankle/knee) for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. Brown started seven of eight games for the Bills in 2020. He has 386 receiving yards and two touchdowns […]
Running back Austin Ekeler is set to rejoin the Chargers lineup. Ekeler returned to practice this week for the first time since he injured his hamstring in Week 4 and he was added back to the active roster on Saturday. Ekeler will join Kalen Ballage and Joshua Kelley for Sunday’s game against the Bills. The […]
The San Francisco 49ers practice and play in Santa Clara. But they may not be able to for the rest of this season. Santa Clara County released new COVID-19 restrictions today that include a ban on all contact sports and a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone traveling into the region from more than 150 miles […]
The NFL suspended Rams defensive back Tyrique McGhee for two games for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. The league and team announced the suspension Saturday. McGhee is on the Rams’ practice squad, so he will lose his paycheck for two weeks. McGhee is eligible for reinstatement on Monday, Dec. 7, following the […]
Broncos quarterback Jeff Driskel went on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week due to a positive test and head coach Vic Fangio said at the time that the team did not have concerns about the availability of other quarterbacks due to contact with Driskel. The NFL appears to have some concerns, however. Mike Klis of KUSA […]
Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp acknowledged today that the last two games of the Bob Quinn/Matt Patricia era may have been the worst two. Asked if she viewed the Lions’ back-to-back blowout losses to the Panthers and Texans as a last straw, Hamp answered, “Honestly, yes.” “Ten days ago we looked like we had a […]
The Ravens announced that six more players have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday. Linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, right tackle D.J. Fluker, defensive lineman Broderick Washington, practice squad offensive lineman Will Holden, cornerback Khalil Dorsey, and cornerback Tavon Young are the new additions. The Ravens have now placed 18 players on the list this […]
Kicker Graham Gano has been cleared to play for the Giants on Sunday and second-round pick Xavier McKinney is set to make his delayed NFL debut. Gano was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list during the team’s bye week and the Giants announced on Saturday that he has been activated ahead of Sunday’s game against the […]