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Mike Vrabel wins a challenge he shouldn’t have had to make

The Titans scored a touchdown early in the second quarter today against the Patriots, but Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel was rightly upset with the process that led to the touchdown. With the Titans at the 1-yard line, Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill tossed a short pass to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, who turned toward the end zone, slipped [more]

NFL Week 12 early inactives: Darius Leonard, Vita Vea will play

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The Colts are trying to keep their recent hot streak going against the Buccaneers on Sunday and they’ll do it with the help of two key players who were listed as questionable. [more]

Bill Belichick says Hall of Fame has “no criteria,” wants to see Rodney Harrison enshrined

When the Pro Football Hall of Fame named its semifinalists for the Class of 2022, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was glad to see two of his players, Vince Wilfork and Richard Seymour, on the list. But Belichick also questioned how the Hall of Fame voters pick the candidates, and said one particular name was notable [more]

Titans put A.J. Brown on injured reserve

The Titans’ injured reserve list is getting crowded. Tennessee wide receiver A.J. Brown is the latest player to go on injured reserve, meaning he’s out for at least three weeks. He joins Julio Jones and Derrick Henry, among others, as Titans players currently on IR. Brown leads the Titans with 46 catches for 615 yards [more]

Matthew Slater: I can’t believe how quickly Mac Jones has grasped the Patriots’ culture

No Patriots player has been on the team as long as special teams captain Matthew Slater, who is in his 14th season in New England. And Slater says rookie quarterback Mac Jones comes across like an old veteran. Slater says that Jones isn’t just doing his job in the way he throws the football on [more]

NFL Week 12 injury report roundup: Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson questionable for Colts

Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Bears, Raiders, and Bills and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release [more]

Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry questionable for Patriots

Sunday will be a reunion with the Titans for Patriots tight end Jonnu Smith, but the Patriots are waiting to say if he will be playing or watching the game between the two AFC teams. Smith, who left the Titans for the Patriots as a free agent, is listed as questionable to play because of [more]

A.J. Brown among Titans out for Sunday’s matchup with Patriots

Injuries continue to impact the Titans, especially on offense. With running back Derrick Henry and receiver Julio Jones already on injured reserve, receiver A.J. Brown will miss Sunday’s game against the Patriots with a chest injury. Brown did not practice all week after suffering the injury in last week’s loss to the Texans. Brown has [more]

Titans sign DeShone Kizer to their practice squad

With backup Logan Woodside presumably out this week on the COVID-19 list, the Titans have made a move to solidify their quarterbacks heading into Sunday’s game against New England. Tennessee announced that the team has signed DeShone Kizer to its practice squad on Friday. Kizer has previously spent plenty of time with the Titans. He [more]

Mike Vrabel sees similarities between 2021 Patriots and 2001 Patriots

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel has downplayed the personal angle to Sunday’s game about the Patriots, but his ties to New England are too strong to totally ignore in the days leading up to the game. Vrabel joined the Patriots in 2001 when they turned to a young quarterback and worked their way to a [more]

Vikings signing Tashawn Bower off Patriots’ practice squad

The Vikings are signing edge rusher Tashawn Bower off the Patriots’ practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. He adds depth to the team’s depleted defensive line. Bower returns to the Vikings, where he spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons and part of 2019. Minnesota signed him as a rookie free agent in 2017 [more]

Titans place Logan Woodside on COVID-19 reserve list

The Titans will likely have to alter their backup quarterback plans for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. The team announced on Wednesday that quarterback Logan Woodside has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. If vaccinated, he can return after two negative tests taken 24 hours apart but most players who have landed on the [more]

Andre Johnson, DeMarcus Ware among Hall of Fame semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 26 modern era players who are semifinalists for election to the Hall in 2022. The group includes seven players who are eligible for the Hall for the first time. That group is highlighted by wide receiver Andre Johnson and edge rusher DeMarcus Ware. It also includes wide [more]

Jonnu Smith doesn’t worry about his role, feels “thankful” he’s in the position he is

When tight end Jonnu Smith signed a four-year, $50 million deal with the Patriots in the offseason, most of the focus was on the impact he’d make in the passing game. Smith was coming off career highs across the board — 41 catches for 448 yards and eight touchdowns — as a receiver in 2020, [more]

Patriots-Colts, Raiders-Browns moved to Saturday in Week 15

When the NFL announced the schedule for the 2021 season, there were five Week 15 games left with their starting times to be determined because the league would be moving two of them to Saturday. One of those games will take place in prime-time and it will feature the Patriots visiting the Colts. The league [more]

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