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Jalen Ramsey expects to move around extensively in 2021

Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey probably should be known moving forward as Rams defensive back Jalen Ramsey. In 2021, the Rams will be moving Ramsey around each week, depending on the opponent. “Last year was sprinkled in here and there, but this year it’s kind of no boundaries to where I may be during the game,” [more]

NFL Week Two injury report roundup: A lot of question marks for the Ravens

Week Two of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by Washington and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury [more]

Braden Smith, Xavier Rhodes out; Eric Fisher could make Colts debut

Back in January, Eric Fisher tore his Achilles while playing for the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. Now, he may start for the Colts in Week Two. Via Stephen Holder of TheAthletic.com, head coach Frank Reich said in his Friday press conference that he wasn’t ready to “100 percent commit” to Fisher starting Sunday’s [more]

Graham Gano has made 35 straight field goals, 10 away from breaking Adam Vinatieri’s record

Giants coach Joe Judge may be kicking himself today for settling for too many field goals on Thursday night, but at least his kicker keeps making them. Graham Gano, who went 5-for-5 on field goals for the Giants in Thursday night’s loss to Washington, has now made 35 consecutive field goals, the longest active streak [more]

Aaron Donald: I was letting plays slip out of my hands, so I’ve been working on my grip

Early in the fourth quarter of the Rams season-opening victory over the Bears, something peculiar happened. Aaron Donald had a clear opportunity to sack quarterback Andy Dalton. But when Donald got to the quarterback, he spun Dalton around before the QB made it out of his grasp. The whole thing probably worked out worse for [more]

Anthony Gonzalez decides not to run for re-election

Former Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez, a first-round pick from Ohio State in 2007, has decided not to seek re-election to his seat in Congress. In a statement issued on Thursday night, Gonzalez attributed the decision to “the best path” for his family. He made it clear that there was more to it than that. “While [more]

Hard Knocks expands to include in-season series, with the Colts

Hard Knocks will now include a team that has undergone many of them since Andrew Luck retired. The NFL has announced that the long-running series that focuses only on training camp and the preseason will add an in-season component. The first subject will be the Colts. It’s a “multi-episode” series that will debut on Wednesday, [more]

Darius Leonard remains out of practice for Colts

The Colts could have a few injury concerns for Sunday’s Week Two matchup with the Rams. Star linebacker Darius Leonard (ankle/illness) missed his second day of practice this week. Indianapolis added the illness designation on Thursday, as Leonard had already been listed with the ankle issue. The linebacker did not practice last Friday due to [more]

The four teams with vaccination friction have started 0-4

Of the NFL’s 32 teams, four of them emerged as having specific and noteworthy internal friction over the question of whether and to what extent players will receive the COVID vaccine. Coincidentally, or not, those four teams have started the year a collective 0-4. The Vikings lost to the Bengals, the Bills lost to the [more]

Eric Fisher ready to return to lineup, return to form

Eric Fisher can’t wait to get back, and the Colts can’t wait for their left tackle to get back. Once regarded as one of the top offensive lines in the NFL, the Colts allowed three sacks and 10 hits of Carson Wentz in the season opener. The team’s new quarterback surely would feel better with [more]

Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson out of practice for Colts

The Colts kicked off their practice week without linebacker Darius Leonard. Leonard sat out of Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury. Leonard also sat out last Friday, but played every defensive snap in the team’s season-opening loss to the Seahawks. He had five tackles and a forced fumble. Left guard Quenton Nelson played every offensive [more]

Matt Eberflus: Colts D has to just reset itself

After a long offseason, the last thing any team wants to do after one game is press the reset button but that’s what Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is suggesting for his team. The Colts gave up touchdowns three of the first four times that the Seahawks had the ball in Week One and cruised [more]

Colts sign Andrew Sendejo

Indianapolis is bringing in some veteran secondary help. The Colts announced on Tuesday that they’ve signed safety Andrew Sendejo. As a corresponding move, the club waived cornerback Chris Wilcox. Sendejo spent the 2020 season with the Browns, starting 14 games for the club. He recorded a pair of passes defensed, a forced fumble, and 67 [more]

Frank Reich: Sunday’s pass protection was not up to our standards

Under head coach Frank Reich, the Colts have built a reputation for protecting their quarterbacks well. But that was not the case in Week One. Quarterback Carson Wentz was hit 10 times and sacked three times in his Indianapolis debut, often facing pressure from Seattle’s pass rush. After reviewing the film, Reich said on Monday [more]

Colts monitoring foot injury for Braden Smith

The Colts had some issues with pass protection on Sunday, allowing three sacks and 10 hits on quarterback Carson Wentz. An injury concern along the offensive line likely won’t help matters. Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich told reporters on Monday that right tackle Braden Smith came in after the game with a foot injury. Reich [more]

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