Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa underwhelmed last season compared to the rest of the NFL rookie class, but don't take his reported offseason struggles as a sign that he won't improve in 2021.
If San Francisco 49ers rookie Trey Lance shows signs of becoming a franchise quarterback during the 2021 NFL season, buy into the 49ers as one of the best opportunities to make money on SimBull all season.
The NFL on Thursday informed all 32 teams that it will not extend the 18-week 2021 NFL season due to COVID-19 cancellations and that any games missed due to positive tests by unvaccinated players will be forfeited.
After refusing to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, Rick Dennison is out as a Vikings assistant coach, sources told ESPN. Patriots assistant Cole Popovich also won't be with his team in 2021 in a decision related to the vaccine, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Every violation of COVID-19 procedures by an unvaccinated player will lead to a $14,650 fine by the league this season. The rule was brought to light after Bucs coach Bruce Arians made mention of it in a report.
The Chiefs placed safety Armani Watts on the physically unable to perform list and rookie defensive end Malik Herring on the non-football injury list Saturday. Both players count against the team’s 90-player roster. Watts continues to work his way back after fracturing a foot during offseason workouts and isn’t ready to practice yet. But Watts […]
Although certain unvaccinated players will be able to keep their roster spots due to skill, guaranteed pay, or potential cap hit, unvaccinated players who lack the skill and ability to be critical to one or more teams will have a hard time keeping their jobs and/or getting jobs. For free agents who are currently looking […]
The Bears have been trying to trade wide receiver Anthony Miller for months. They’ve finally found a taker. Miller has been traded to Houston, according to Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. A former second-round draft pick, Miller has only a $1.7 million cap hit for the 2021 season, which is the last […]
When NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday that receiver Dede Westbrook was going to work out with the Vikings, Rapoport noted Westbrook would likely sign with Minnesota if everything went well. Apparently, there were no snags. According to multiple reports, Westbrook will sign a one-year deal with the Vikings. The former Jaguars receiver told Chris […]
The Broncos announced Saturday that they’ve placed three players on the physically unable to perform list. Cornerback Essang Bassey, cornerback Duke Dawson Jr. and linebacker Baron Browning are all going to the PUP list, though they’ll be able to practice whenever they’re ready in the preseason. Bassey and Dawson both suffered ACL tears late in […]
The Buccaneers made a few roster moves on Saturday, notably at tight end. Tampa Bay placed Cameron Brate on the physically unable to perform list. While Brate will temporarily be out of practice, he can return to the field at any time in the preseason. With a roster spot open, the Bucs signed tight end […]
The Packers placed linebacker Ray Wilborn on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday. The reason for Wilborn going on the list is currently undisclosed. He may have tested positive for the virus, or he may be an unvaccinated player who came into close contact with someone who tested positive. After going undrafted out of Ball State […]
In advance of training camp, the Titans made several roster moves on Saturday headlined by a pair of key defensive players. Tennessee placed edge rusher Bud Dupree on the physically unable to perform list and first-round cornerback Caleb Farley on the non-football injury list. Both moves stem from previous injuries. Dupree tore his ACL while […]
The Steelers have released their first depth chart of training camp, and although that’s not necessarily a reflection of where the players will ultimately end up, it’s an interesting opportunity to take a look at the quarterback competition in Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger, of course, is No. 1 on the quarterback depth chart. No surprise there. […]
The Titans signed third-round choice Monty Rice on Saturday, the team announced. All of the team’s eight draft picks now are under contract. The Titans selected Rice, a Georgia product, with the 92nd overall pick. In 2020, Rice started eight of 10 games and made 49 tackles and four tackles for loss. He was one […]
Packers pass rusher Za'Darius Smith raised eyebrows on Friday when he tweeted, “I need a realtor in GreenBay ASAP!!” And while within 35 minutes he downplayed the tweet as a reference to looking for a new house in the Green Bay area, some in league circles believe something is up. As one league source explained it to […]
The Browns announced the signings of first-round choice Greg Newsome II and third-round selection Anthony Schwartz. They are the final players of the club’s eight 2021 draft picks to sign. Newsome’s signing was reported earlier in the day. Schwartz, a receiver the Browns drafted with the 91st overall selection, totaled 1,433 career receiving yards on […]
NFL players who aren’t vaccinated will be monitored for compliance with mask rules and other restrictions that don’t apply to vaccinated players, and every time an unvaccinated player breaks a COVID-19 protocol, it will cost him. The standard fine is $14,650 for a violation of the COVID-19 protocols. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians has confirmed he […]
Officially, the NFL Players Association didn’t pick a fight with the NFL over Thursday’s memo that ramps up the pressure on unvaccinated players to get vaccinated. Unofficially, the union isn’t pleased. As one union official predicted on Friday, there were no forfeits in 2020 and there will be no forfeits in 2021 — especially not […]
It’s surely not coincidental that the Aaron Rodgers rumor mill is ramping up — and that Rodgers is doing nothing to shut it down — two days before the moment at which the folks at the top of the corporation must face the music. On Monday, shareholders (fans) will arrive at Lambeau Field for the […]
Last year, evidence of very real friction emerged between the Saints and superstar receiver Michael Thomas. The fact that Thomas reportedly will miss the start of the season due to ankle surgery dating back to the injury he suffered in Week One of the 2020 season could make things worse. It definitely won’t make things […]
The Browns’ first-round draft pick is in the fold. Greg Newsome, a cornerback selected by the Browns with the 26th overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, has signed his four-year rookie contract, his agents confirmed to PFT. Newsome played his college football at Northwestern, where he was a two-year starter and chosen a first-team […]
NFL teams can’t force players to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but they can make life difficult for unvaccinated players. And they will. The latest example comes from Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, who told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that they will fine any unvaccinated player $14,000 on the spot any time he […]
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams could easily clear up exactly what their intentions are for their futures in Green Bay by using their words on social media. Instead they’ve chosen to use pictures and leave the situation up for interpretation. Both Rodgers and Adams posted a picture of Michael Jordan and […]
Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark faces up to three years in prison for felony possession of an assault weapon, but for now the Chiefs consider him a part of the team like everyone else. Kansas City head coach Andy Reid said he has talked to Clark and that Clark will report to training camp on […]