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Rookie quarterbacks off to an ugly start

This year’s draft class was supposed to be loaded with quarterback talent. It may still prove to be. But the rookie quarterback class of 2021 is off to an ugly start. Through three weeks, teams starting a rookie quarterback are 1-10 this season: Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars is 0-3, Zach Wilson of the Jets [more]

Report: Texans’ “stance started to soften” on Deshaun Watson

The planets may be aligning for a potential Deshaun Watson trade. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that the Texans’ “stance started to soften” regarding the truckload of picks and/or players that they want for Watson. The news comes at a time when the Dolphins may be (or at least should be) thinking more seriously [more]

Jordan Akins, Mike Edwards were not fined for taunting

The NFL, in touting that nine of 11 taunting penalties in the first two weeks of the season were correct, declined to identify the two penalties that should not have been called. The fines, or lack thereof, issued as a result of the Week Two taunting calls potentially shed some light on the question of [more]

Stepen Ross should do the deal he wants to do for Deshaun Watson

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wants Deshaun Watson. Even with 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct and 10 criminal complaints, Ross wants Watson. (And Ross is not happy, we’re told, that word has trickled out regarding his desire to land Watson.) Ross and his team haven’t pulled the trigger on the trade not because of the [more]

Davis Mills on his first start: There’s obviously a couple plays I would like back

Making your first start on a Thursday as a third-round rookie quarterback is not an ideal situation. Davis Mills made a few plays in Houston’s 24-9 loss to Carolina, but not nearly enough. The signal-caller finished Thursday’s game 19-of-28 passing for 168 yards with a touchdown. That he didn’t turn the ball over is a [more]

Cameron Erving: We got a good one in Sam Darnold and he’s only going to get better

Losing running back Christian McCaffrey to injury last season helped sink the Panthers’ season, but it didn’t sink them on Thursday night against the Texans. The Panthers improved to 3-0 with a 24-9 win fueled in large part by the play of quarterback Sam Darnold. Darnold went 23-of-34 for 304 yards and ran for a [more]

Sam Darnold throws for 300 yards, rushes for 2 TDs as Panthers beat Texans 24-9

Sam Darnold completed 23 of 34 passes for 304 yards and rushed for two touchdowns as the Carolina Panthers improved to 3-0 with a 24-9 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday night. The Texans saw rookie Davis Mills make his first start at quarterback on a short week after Tyrod Taylor injured his hamstring [more]

Report: Jaycee Horn breaks foot

It didn’t look good when Jaycee Horn couldn’t put weight on his right foot, and the news is not good for Horn. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports the initial diagnosis is a broken foot for the rookie. It is too early for the Panthers to know the timetable for Horn’s return. Horn, the eighth overall [more]

Tommy Tremble rushing touchdown extends Panthers lead

The Carolina Panthers extended their lead to 14-6 over the Houston Texans on a jet sweep handoff to tight end Tommy Tremble late in the third quarter. Tremble came in motion and took a quick hand-off from quarterback Sam Darnold around left end as a great lead block from Ian Thomas sprung him into the [more]

Jaycee Horn carted off after non-contact injury

Thursday Night Football is turning into a nightmare for the Panthers. They already lost running Christian McCaffrey to a hamstring injury. Safety Juston Burris and cornerback Jaycee Horn were injured on consecutive plays on the first possession of the second half. Horn, the team’s first-round choice, was injured on a non-contact play. He immediately pointed [more]

Davis Mills throws first touchdown pass as Texans draw within 7-6 at halftime

Davis Mills looked exactly what he is on the Texans’ first four drives. The rookie quarterback, who is making his first start, had only 19 yards passing with 1:37 remaining in the half. The Texans had only 17 plays, three first downs and four punts. So no one saw this coming. . . . Mills [more]

Christian McCaffrey is out with a hamstring injury

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey briefly left last week’s game with calf cramps. Although he was listed as questionable to return, McCaffrey did. He isn’t returning to Thursday night’s game. The Panthers ruled him out early in the second quarter with a hamstring injury, NFL Network announced during the broadcast. His final play was a [more]

Sam Darnold’s 5-yard touchdown run gives Panthers an early lead

The Panthers went three-and-out on their first possession, though the Carolina sideline didn’t appreciate a non-call on Vernon Hargreaves‘ early contact with DJ Moore. Carolina didn’t need any help on its second possession. The Panthers went 88 yards in 10 plays. Darnold, who went 1-for-3 for 7 yards on the first drive, was 4-for-5 for [more]

Justin Reid, A.J. Bouye are among the inactives for Thursday Night Football

The Texans won’t have Deshaun Watson or Tyrod Taylor at quarterback for Thursday Night Football. Watson again is a healthy scratch as the Texans wait for a trade offer to their liking, and Taylor went on injured reserve this week with a strained hamstring. They will have third-round choice Davis Mills making his first start. [more]

Report: NFL satisfied that nine of 11 taunting penalties were correct calls

The NFL has no immediate plans to modify enforcement of taunting. The coaches subcommittee wanted taunting as a point of emphasis this season. The Competition Committee agreed. Officials now are enforcing it. Officials have thrown 11 flags for taunting in two weeks, the same number of taunting fouls called in the entire 2020 season. Mike [more]

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