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Washington places Daron Payne on COVID-19 list

There’s another one in Washington. The Football Team announced Sunday that defensive tackle Daron Payne has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Payne is Washington’s seventh player to go on the COVID list in the last few days. The club already had placed offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, offensive lineman David Sharpe, offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas, [more]

Bruce Arians: Joe Tryon carving out a nice role for himself

Knee surgery delayed first-round pick Joe Tryon’s on-field debut with the Buccaneers this spring and he opted out of playing at the University of Washington last year, but it sounds like the edge rusher has made up for lost time. Tryon’s name came up during Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians’ press conference on Sunday and [more]

Seahawks waive Danny Etling to sign Sean Mannion

The Seahawks have officially swapped one quarterback for another on their roster. Seattle announced on Sunday that the club has waived quarterback Danny Etling as a corresponding move for signing Sean Mannion. The move to add Mannion was reported on Saturday. Etling spent the 2020 season on Seattle’s practice squad. He entered the league back [more]

Bruce Arians: Bucs will be 92 percent vaccinated by August 13, close to 100 percent by season

Bruce Arians has no doubt that the Buccaneers will get their players vaccinated by the time the season starts. Arians said the Bucs will be at 92 percent fully vaccinated by August 13. That suggests that a significant number of Buccaneers players got their second shots yesterday, and that by August 13 they’ll have hit [more]

QB Case Cookus working out for Vikings Monday

The Vikings are set to have just one of the quarterbacks on their 90-man roster available for practice this week, so they’ll be looking at a potential addition at the position on Monday. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that the team will have Case Cookus in for a workout. Cookus played at Northern [more]

Report: Austin is a possible destination, real or threatened, for Bills

Maybe they’re negotiating. But in any negotiation, the negotiators need to be willing to act in order to have any credibility. As to the negotiation between the Bills and Buffalo that has begun with the Bills wanting taxpayer funding to pay the full price of a new stadium, an impasse could lead the Bills threatening [more]

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, sister of Robert Quinn, sets Olympic record in 100M hurdles

Lions quarterback David Blough has some company when it comes to taking some time out from training camp to keep an eye on the results of women’s hurdles races at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn finished first in the 100 meter hurdles semifinals on Sunday and ran the race in an Olympic record-setting [more]

Pete Carroll praises Rashaad Penny’s preparation for 2021

When the Seahawks made running back Rashaad Penny a first-round pick in 2018, those who make their living in whole or in part by hyping each and every first-round pick praised the Seahawks for snagging one of the many annual can’t-miss prospects. So far, Penny has missed. Earlier this year, the Seahawks did not pick [more]

Ausin Reiter had a Giants tryout on Saturday

Chiefs center Austin Reiter became a free agent in March. He’s still looking for a new home. Most recently, Reiter had a tryout with the Giants. Early on, the Chiefs made Reiter an offer. That door apparently closed when they signed Austin Blythe. More recently, Reiter visited the Bengals and the Texans. With the Giants [more]

Leonard Floyd: Matthew Stafford is making the Rams defense better

Rams coach Sean McVay has learned the hard way that praise of Matthew Stafford easily can be interpreted as criticism of Jared Goff. Rams linebacker Leonard Floyd apparently hasn’t gotten the memo yet. Floyd told reporters on Saturday that he’s seen greater intensity at practice between offense and defense. He attributes it to the quarterback [more]

Aldon Smith, who says he was “kind of fat last year,” hopes to play at a lower weight in 2021

Pass rusher Aldon Smith made a big splash in his first month back in the NFL last year as a member of the Cowboys. He may have made a bigger splash all season long if he wasn’t so big. Smith, talking to reporters on Saturday, said that he hopes to play at a lower weight [more]

It’s more clear than ever that unvaccinated players are at risk of getting cut

Even before the July 22 memo from the NFL that raised the possibility of forfeits due to outbreaks among unvaccinated players and staff, the risks of choosing not to be vaccinated for NFL players were clear. The July 22 memo served only to underscore the reality that teams have an incentive to include unvaccinated players [more]

Jameis Winston: Incredible feeling to be able to go out and execute

The quarterback competition is underway at Saints training camp and Jameis Winston is enjoying his role in it. Winston told reporters at a Saturday press conference that the 2020 season was “an amazing year for me in terms of just growth of learning football overall” because of the chance to watch Saints head coach Sean [more]

Jordan Hicks wishes he had opportunity to compete for starting job

Linebacker Jordan Hicks is with the Cardinals at training camp, but he’d prefer to be elsewhere. Hicks was given permission to seek a trade after the Cardinals drafted Zaven Collins in the first round earlier this year. They plan to start Collins next to 2020 first-rounder Isaiah Simmons, which left no room in the first [more]

Jerry Jones: Cowboys-Buccaneers NFL opener is like David against Goliath

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recognizes that his team is the underdog when the NFL opens the 2021 season in Tampa Bay on Thursday, September 9. Jones likened the Cowboys-Buccaneers matchup to the biblical story of David and Goliath, and said he’s just praying that his team can compete with the defending Super Bowl champions. “We’re [more]

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