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Kyle Shanahan expects Deebo Samuel to practice Friday, play Monday

49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel didn’t practice on Wednesday, but there’s no concern about his status for Monday’s game against the Bills. Samuel was listed with a hamstring injury, but head coach Kyle Shanahan said on KNBR that the wideout “wasn’t injured” and is “going to be good” for Monday night. Shanahan said Samuel needed [more]

Russell Wilson continues to fade as MVP candidate

Overtaken in recent weeks by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has now been leapfrogged again in the MVP odds. Wilson, via PointsBet, now has +700 odds to win the top annual individual award. The bet-$100-win-$700 proposition puts him behind both Mahomes (-400) and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (+600). Next on the list [more]

Eric Ebron’s complaints are a bit misplaced

Steelers tight end Eric Ebron strenuously objects to playing three games in 12 days. Steelers tight end Eric Ebron doesn’t seem to realize that he and plenty of other players have played three games in 12 days, once per year every year. For any team that plays on a Sunday, a Sunday, and then a [more]

Eric Ebron would rather lose game check than play three times in 12 days

The re-re-re-scheduling of the Week 12 game between the Ravens and Steelers will result in the Steelers playing three games in 12 days. Steelers tight end Eric Ebron isn’t happy about that. “We put all of these stipulations in place,” Ebron said on Uninterrupted’s 17 Weeks podcast on SiriusXM/Pandora. “Everybody signed up and said, ‘Ok, [more]

Deebo Samuel won’t practice on Thursday as a precaution

The 49ers have battled through considerable injury issues all season, and now they’re trying to prevent more. Per Cam Inman of the Mercury News, wide receiver Deebo Samuel will not practice on Thursday for precautionary reasons. The second-year wideout missed three games with a hamstring injury before making 11 receptions for 133 yards to help San [more]

Josh Allen fully participates in Bills practice

Bills quarterback Josh Allen missed one play during last Sunday’s win over the Chargers after tweaking his ankle and he told PFT after the game that “it was a little painful but nothing crazy.” Allen also said that he’d do everything in his power to be on the field and Thursday’s first injury report of [more]

A.J. Klein named the AFC defensive player of the week

Linebacker A.J. Klein played a big role in the Bills moving to 8-3 with a Week 12 win over the Chargers. Klein was all over the field during the 27-17 victory. He led the team with 14 tackles over the course of the afternoon and three of those tackles resulted in a loss of yardage. [more]

49ers activate Brandon Aiyuk, D.J. Jones

The 49ers will be at fuller strength when they play their first game as a home team in Arizona on Monday. They announced that wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, defensive tackle D.J. Jones, and defensive end Jordan Willis have been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. All three players missed last Sunday’s win over the Rams while [more]

Bills sign Jake Kumerow to 53-man roster

The Bills have called wide receiver Jake Kumerow up from the practice squad on a temporary basis a few times this season and they’ll have him up on the active roster for a longer stretch. The team announced that they have signed Kumerow to the 53-man roster on Wednesday. The move comes after the team [more]

All eyes on Bills injury report for Josh Allen’s ankle

During Sunday’s win over the Chargers, Bills quarterback Josh Allen took an awkward hit that seemed to twist his ankle. He emerged showing some signs of being a bit hobbled (he missed one play), but he kept going. “It didn’t feel great,” Allen told PFT by phone after Sunday’s game. “But it is what it [more]

Giants bringing in Joe Webb for a visit

Daniel Jones may not be able to play this week and the Giants are looking at depth options at quarterback as a result. Monday brought word that Alex Tanney is coming in for a visit with the team he was with for the last couple of years. Tuesday’s transaction wire brings word that Joe Webb [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Arizona is as good of a situation we can have

Get ready for the San Francisco 49ers of Arizona. The team will leave the Bay Area for the Grand Canyon state on Wednesday and are planning to stay in a hotel there for three weeks — the duration of the contact sports ban in Santa Clara County. The 49ers will practice on fields adjacent to [more]

Broncos still not planning a quarantine quarterback

The Broncos put on one of the worst offensive performances in NFL history on Sunday after losing all their quarterbacks because of potential exposure to COVID-19. But despite learning the hard way how important it is not to let every quarterback get exposed, Denver doesn’t plan to keep a quarterback in quarantine going forward. Broncos [more]

49ers will play next two home games at State Farm Stadium

The 49ers will play their next two home games at State Farm Stadium, the home of their NFC West rival Cardinals. San Francisco announced the move on Monday after Santa Clara County enacted restrictions on contact sports and visitors to the county for the next three weeks. “The San Francisco 49ers have come to an [more]

For trick play dubbed “Wolfpack,” Josh Allen had just one job (and performed it)

The day after Mike Tyson returned to the ring, another reference to The Hangover has emerged, albeit not intentionally. The Bills scored a touchdown against the Chargers on a trick play. Quarterback Josh Allen told PFT by phone after the win that offensive coordinator Brian Daboll calls the play “Wolfpack,” because he borrowed (i.e., stole) [more]

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