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Report: Kyle Allen tested positive for COVID-19, will miss preseason opener

Texans quarterback Kyle Allen tested positive for COVID-19 Mark Berman of Fox 26 reports.The positive test kept Allen out of Thursday’s practice, and it will keep him home for the team’s first preseason game Saturday against the Saints.Texans coach Lovie Smith announced earlier in the night that Allen was out for “personal reasons.”Allen signed a [more]

Joe Judge now calling plays for Patriots

It appears the Patriots are having their own version of The Apprentice as they seek to replace Josh McDaniels as the play-caller for the offense.Offensive line coach Matt Patricia, who served as the team’s defensive coordinator from 2012-17 before leaving to becoming the Lions’ head coach, began Thursday night’s preseason game calling the plays for [more]

Brett Favre believes he suffered “thousands” of concussions in the NFL

Brett Favre played almost all of his career before the NFL developed an appropriate sensitivity to head injuries. As a result, Favre believes he suffered plenty of them — and kept on playing.Appearing on The Bubba Army radio show, the Hall of Fame quarterback made an estimate as to the number of concussions he has [more]

Saints sign Brian Allen, release Jaleel Johnson

The Saints announced a handful of roster moves on Thursday, including a new addition to their secondary.Defensive back Brian Allen has joined the team. The Saints also officially announced the previously reported signings of quarterback KJ Costello and defensive back Jack Koerner.Allen was a 2017 fifth-round pick by the Steelers who appeared in 16 games [more]

Rashaad Penny unlikely to play Saturday because of groin injury

Rashaad Penny might not have played in the Seahawks’ first preseason game anyway, but he’s “feeling a little bit of groin tightness,” coach Pete Carroll said Thursday. Penny is not expected to play against the Steelers.“We’re just taking care of him,” Carroll said, via Brady Henderson of ESPN.Penny missed a lot of game action his [more]

Video shows officers forcibly removing Marshawn Lynch from car after he failed to comply with order to exit

The body camera video generated during the arrest of former NFL running back and current Seahawks “special correspondent” has been released. And it is something.TMZ.com has posted the video. It shows Lynch being forcibly removed from the car after refusing to exit on his own.He repeatedly tells officers the car won’t be going anywhere (it [more]

Panthers sign Ryan Izzo

The Panthers doubled down on tight end signings on Thursday.The team confirmed from a report earlier in the day that they signed Ryan Becker and they also announced that they have signed Ryan Izzo. The moves come at a moment when four of the team’s tight ends have been missing practice.Ian Thomas is set to [more]

Devin White: Tom Brady’s been doing this so long, he doesn’t need to be here

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will be away from the team through Aug. 20 for a pre-planned, excused absence for a “personal issue.”Given Brady’s stature, experience, and history of winning, no one appears concerned about how Brady being away might affect the team.Head coach Todd Bowles and General Manager Jason Licht made that clear in separate [more]

Plan announced for creditors to receive $82 million for canceled Panthers practice facility

After the Panthers canceled plans to build a new practice facility in Rock Hill, S.C., the real estate company that owns the land, has announced a plan to pay its creditors.GT Real Estate Holdings announced a plan on Thursday that will pay out $82 million to resolve claims. The plan is subject to approval by [more]

Kirk Cousins sent home with an illness, misses walk-through practice

The Vikings sent quarterback Kirk Cousins home after he reported feeling ill, Kevin O’Connell said in his news conference Thursday.Cousins did not participate in the walk-through practice.O’Connell said the team still is “working through” whether Cousins has COVID-19. Cousins, who was unvaccinated last season and thus subject to testing in 2021, missed a Week 17 [more]

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