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Jimmy Garoppolo shows up on 49ers’ first depth chart, as the fourth-stringer

Jimmy Garoppolo is on the team, but he’s not really on the team.He’s on the team just enough to land on the mandatory preseason depth chart. And he’s buried as the fourth-string option.Garoppolo is behind Trey Lance, Nate Sudfeld, and Brock Purdy. It’s surprising to even see Garoppolo on the depth chart at all, given [more]

NFL owners meet in Minnesota today to approve sale of Broncos (without Stephen Ross)

It’s been known for a while that the NFL’s team owners will meet today, August 9, in Minnesota. It’s been known for a while that they’ll vote on the purchase of the Denver Broncos by Wal-Mart heirs. It’s been known for a while that, barring something dramatically and completely unexpected, at least 24 owners will [more]

Report: Dolphins have had trade talks about Preston Williams, Lynn Bowden Jr.

Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams recently went public with a plea for more opportunities on offense and they could be coming with a different team.Albert Breer of reports that the Dolphins have had talks with other teams about a trade involving Williams. Breer adds that wideout Lynn Bowden Jr.’s name has also come up [more]

Tom Brady is back at practice

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady made a bit of a stir by missing practice on Friday for personal reasons. The stir can officially end. Brady is back.Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times has posted video evidence of Brady at practice.Brady had missed two practices, and he hadn’t been on the field since news emerged of [more]

Could Jimmy Garoppolo end up with the Rams?

As the 49ers and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo continue to wait for a starting quarterback to suffer a season ending injury, a team in the same division has an injury that could limit if not prematurely end his season.And so the question that has emerged in recent days. Could Garoppolo end up with the Rams?The question [more]

Mike McDaniel “not giving legs” to tampering penalties by discussing them with team

The NFL penalized the Dolphins earlier this week for a blatant, multi-year tampering effort to an effort to acquire Sean Payton and Tom Brady. The penalties included the loss of a first-round draft selection.New coach Mike McDaniel isn’t worried about it affecting the 2022 team, including quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, believing the locker room is insulated.He [more]

Why were the victims of the Dolphins’ tampering scheme not compensated?

One of the biggest questions that has arisen in the aftermath of the league’s conclusion that the Dolphins blatantly tampered with Sean Payton and Tom Brady relates to the compensation, or lack thereof, given to the victims of the tampering.The tampering policy makes the “offended club” (as used in the rule) eligible for compensation “if [more]

Dolphins sign Sterling Hofrichter

The Dolphins made a swap at punter on Friday.The team announced the signing of Sterling Hofrichter. Tommy Heatherly was waived to create room for Hofrichter on the 90-man roster.Hofrichter was a seventh-round pick by the Falcons in 2020 and he averaged 42.5 yards per kick during his rookie season. He was waived last summer and [more]

Vince Biegel tears Achilles, ending his season

Ravens outside linebacker Vince Biegel tore his right Achilles tendon in practice Thursday.Biegel “just leaned the wrong way” in a two-on-two drill, coach John Harbaugh said. It’s possible the injury is career ending considering this is the second season-ending injury in three seasons for Biegel. Biegel, 29, tore his left Achilles tendon in the Dolphins’ [more]

Judge denies effort in Brian Flores case to conduct discovery on arbitration issue

The lawyers in the Brian Flores case made an aggressive attempt to secure discovery on the question of whether the case should be sent to arbitration. The attempt was aggressive, but not successful.Judge Valerie Caproni has denied the motion to compel discovery on the arbitration question.She calls it an “impermissible fishing expedition,” and she explains [more]

Tua Tagovailoa: Mike McDaniel’s tailoring the offense to our QB room

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is entering a critical third season with improved talent around him.Not only did Miami trade for receiver Tyreek Hill, but the club also improved its offensive line with players like Terron Armstead and Connor Williams.Moreover, the Dolphins hired Mike McDaniel to bring in a quarterback-friendly system for the team’s offense. McDaniel’s [more]

Tua Tagovailoa: I think the Dolphins are all-in with me and the guys we have now

Now that the NFL has punished the Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross for tampering, it’s clear that the club was once again trying to replace quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with Tom Brady.The 2021 season was filled with rumors that Miami was going to trade for Deshaun Watson, which meant Tagovailoa had to spend plenty of his [more]

Brian Flores has true character and integrity, and any team looking for a head coach should want to hire him

In an age where character and integrity seem to be increasingly hard to find, the NFL has provided us with a clear example of those traits, even if some in league circles would regard him incorrectly as a pariah.Brian Flores, the former Dolphins coach who now works as an assistant with the Steelers (go ahead [more]

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