Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tavon Young tore his ACL in September, but he's helping the team off the field, I guess. Young restructured his contract with the team, giving them more cap space.
Young can be a playmaker, though his main roadblock is his inability to stay on the field. Young missed both the 2017 and 2019 seasons with various injuries that I can't keep track of anymore.
Young taking a pay cut in 2021 is pretty much a given. With a deep secondary (pending health, of course), Young is an added insurance policy and provides the team with some cap breathing room.
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is no stranger to being hit repeatedly on the football field. Monday night's game against the New York Jets was no different. Newton took several hard hits, including one by safety Ashtyn Davis, which drew a roughing the passer call. So at least Newton got one of those.
Newton told WEEI on Tuesday that he was still feeling the hit this morning.
I feel this way after I sleep weird.
Newton stayed in the game and came back to beat the Jets in the fourth quarter, despite Joe Flacco's heroic efforts. Up next for Cam? The Baltimore Ravens.
It's someone new every day; today it's the Chicago Bears.
The Bears have closed their facility on Thursday with the result of another positive COVID-19 test. And more bad news: It's another offensive lineman - center Cody Whitehair.
Two other offensive linemen are also on the COVID-19 list (not that the loss of an offensive line will affect the Bears in any way) -- Germain Ifedi and Jason Spriggs.
The Bears are supposed to play the Tennessee Titans this weekend, and they probably will based on the NFL's total non-concern of the virus.
The Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers are still set to play Thursday night, despite a handful of positive COVID-19 tests, and both teams missing huge chunks on offense.
For the Packers, running back AJ Dillon tested positive this week and is out. Running back Jamaal Williams and linebacker Kamal Martin were listed as Dillon's "close contacts" and are also out.
Kendrick Bourne tested positive this week on the Niners' side, and offensive lineman Trent Williams, wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel were his "close contacts."
The NFL has proven that they'll do their best to get these games off regardless of who is playing them. They could sign Bob from the deli counter at the grocery store to play QB and the NFL will not bat an eye.
"Should be a fun one," I say as I pour wine into my eyeballs.
The New York Jets are a hot mess, but have no fear, their starting quarterback Sam Darnold should be able to practice on Wednesday, thus ending all concerns with the state of the team.
Darnold will be limited on Wednesday, and his status for Sunday will be dependent on how he responds throughout the week.
THANK GOD. Get our lord and savior Joe Flacco off this team and let him hold the clipboard like we all intended. He deserves better than this.*
*unless he starts this week, and then, GO JETS
I am highly confident we will be watching Derrick Henry highlights for the rest of our lives. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin feels the same, as he will have to focus on stopping the versatile running back this week when his team faces the Tennessee Titans.
This is already one of my favorite games of the week. Pittsburgh's defense has been playing lights out, and the same goes for the Titans' offense.
In today's edition of, "Is Jerry Jones watching a different game than us?":
Jones said on his radio show today (Tuesday) that he's "ok" with his defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. No, no. It gets worse. Jones also said he liked how the Dallas Cowboys' defense "came out."
Quick reminder that the Cowboys' defense gave up 38 points to the Arizona Cardinals, most of them unanswered.
Jerry just looooves to waste talent (see: Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and we can even go as far back to say Tony Romo) and defend people that he hires who aren't performing how they should. The real problem is, and has been, the front office.
Stop me if you've heard this one before but New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman has been out since Week Two with an injury. He'll return to the Jets' lineup this week.
This is very perplexing for me because on one hand, the Jets finally get another weapon available. On the other, do we remember the last time Joe Flacco had to throw to Perriman? It didn't go well.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
It feels like forever since the Tennessee Titans have played football, and that's because it has been. The only positive to this, aside from attempting to screw up the NFL season for the rest of us, is that they had extra time for injured players to get healthy. Wide receiver AJ Brown and left tackle Taylor Lewan are expected to play tonight.
Brown has been missing in action with a knee injury since Week One, while Lewan was listed as questionable on the injury report with a shoulder injury.
No punishment has been dealt for the team's outbreak situation (and holding practices off-campus despite being told not to). The Titans are benefitting from the extra time off, though, by getting back two key players.
If you've been living under a rock - Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott went down in Sunday's game with a gruesome broken ankle, had surgery right away, and is currently recovering at home. -deep breath-
As he's obviously missing the remainder of this season, the question is when will he be ready to return to action, and will it be with the Cowboys? Owner Jerry Jones stated earlier this morning on his radio show that he expects Prescott to return by the spring offseason program.
Jerry Jones is for sure not a doctor (and is severely out of touch), and who knows what uniform he will be in when he does return to action, but this is a reasonable timetable for Prescott. He's refused a team-friendly deal before, and with quarterback play around the league always dwindling, it's hard for me to believe he'll take one now.
In the meantime, Cowboys plan to roll with andy dalton
Because all 2020 needed was Andy Dalton, he will now be the starting quarterback for the Cowboys, and the team does not plan to trade for a QB.
Dalton is not in the worst situation to be in when it comes to backup quarterbacks. While I'm not recommending running out to buy a Dalton Cowboys jersey, he can get it done in this trash division.
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