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DK Metcalf to undergo knee surgery, still could play Week One

Seahawks rookie DK Metcalf did not play in Sunday’s preseason game against the Vikings. It turns out there was a good reason for his absence. He had his knee checked out and learned he needs surgery. “DK’s got an injury to his knee that we found after a couple of days. It happened a few [more]

Holton Hill ejected for brutal helmet-to-helmet hit on Paxton Lynch

Vikings cornerback Holton Hill is a lesson in what not to do to make a football team. During the offseason, Hill received two four-game suspensions — one for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy and the other for violating the substance abuse policy. Likely already on shaky ground with the Vikings, he earned an [more]

Brandon Brooks still hopeful of playing season opener

Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks had a checkup on his right Achilles last week. He still isn’t cleared for team drills yet but Brooks did get the go-ahead for one-on-ones this week in joint practices with the Ravens. Brooks retains hope of playing the season opener. “Still got time,” Brooks said, via Dave Zangaro of [more]

Teddy Bridgewater played despite illness

Fans who paid for tickets to Sunday afternoon’s game in Los Angeles probably were sick after watching mostly backups play. Philip Rivers and Drew Brees were among the stars who watched from the sideline. That left Teddy Bridgewater to start for the Saints. He nearly didn’t and probably shouldn’t have. The Saints backup went 5-for-12 [more]

D.K. Metcalf won’t play, getting leg checked out

Few rookies have drawn as much attention or praise during training camp as D.K. Metcalf. But he won’t do anything tonight to add to the legend. Via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider said on the team’s pregame show that Metcalf would not play tonight against the Vikings, and [more]

Chris Clark carted off with air cast

Saints offensive tackle Chris Clark signed last week. He was carted off with an air cast on his right leg Sunday. Clark, 35, was injured with 1:14 left in the first half. He was attempting to block defensive linemen Jerry Tillery, who sacked Taysom Hill before rolling into the back of Clark’s leg. Clark started [more]

Sterling Shepard sheds non-contact jersey

Sterling Shepard no longer is wearing the yellow non-contact jersey, having ditched it for Sunday’s practice. It is another step in Shepard’s return from a fractured left thumb, even if the Giants receiver didn’t think it was a big deal. “I didn’t think the yellow jersey was doing much anyway,” Shepard said, via Tom Rock [more]

Aaron Rodgers held out of practice again with back

The Packers were planning on Aaron Rodgers returning to practice today, but things didn’t go as planned. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the veteran quarterback was held out of practice again Sunday, after he was a late scratch from Thursday’s preseason game with back tightness. Packers coach Matt LaFleur acknowledged that things would be [more]

Eagles part ways with Paul Worrilow

Linebacker Paul Worrilow‘s time with the Eagles came to an end on Sunday. The Eagles announced Worrilow’s release shortly after he sat out practice. Worrilow did not play in either of the team’s two preseason games this summer. Worrilow tore his ACL last May and missed the entire 2018 season. He re-signed with the Eagles [more]

“Blindside block” in Lions-Texans game creates confusion

The new blindside block rule is telling replay review of pass interference to hold its beer. With multiple questionable, at best, applications of the new procedure for reviewing pass interference calls and non-calls during the 2019 preseason, the new, sweeping banishment of all blindside blocks is creating some confusion. It happened on Saturday, in the [more]

Doug Pederson on whether Eagles considered Colin Kaepernick: “We consider everybody”

The Eagles needed a quarterback. They signed one who had retired from the NFL, not one who has recently made clear his ongoing desire to get back in. On Sunday, coach Doug Pederson was asked whether the team considered Colin Kaepernick before signing Josh McCown. “We consider everybody, honestly,” Pederson said. “We consider everybody and [more]

Teddy Bridgewater starts again for Saints this week

Teddy Bridgewater got the start at quarterback against his old team in the Saints’ first preseason game and he got the start against Drew Brees‘s old team on Sunday. Brees said during the week that joint practices with the Chargers were “more valuable” to him than a preseason game and it appears head coach Sean [more]

Bengals remember Cedric Benson

Even though he was the fourth overall draft pick of the Bears, the late Cedric Benson had his best NFL seasons with the Bengals. The team has issued a pair of statements in the wake of his passing. “Cedric was a fine football player for us,” Bengals president Mike Brown said. “He played a principal [more]

Colt McCoy might not be ready to play until a few weeks into season

It looks like Colt McCoy can be removed from the competition for Washington’s starting quarterback job. McCoy was held out of practice last week with soreness in the leg he broke last season and head coach Jay Gruden said on Sunday that there’s no timetable for when the quarterback may be ready to play. “Might [more]

Kaleb McGary set to resume football activities

Falcons first-round pick Kaleb McGary has missed the last few weeks of work after having a cardiac ablation procedure, but the tackle is set to start working with the team again. Head coach Dan Quinn announced that McGary has been cleared to resume football activities. Quinn then outlined the path that McGary will follow toward [more]

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