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Three teams and counting are looking for coaches and General Managers

Nearly 10 percent of all NFL franchises are currently looking for a new coach and a new General Manager. The Lions have now joined the Falcons and Texans in clearing out both jobs during football season. With three coach/G.M. vacancies, how many more will open up between now and January? Many assume the Jets will fire [more]

NFL Week 12 injury report roundup: Will Tua Tagovailoa play on Sunday?

Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Texans and the Washington Football Team and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night [more]

Raiders place Takk McKinley on injured reserve

The 49ers and Bengals claimed, and subsequently waived, Takk McKinley with a failed physical. The Raiders claimed him earlier this week and plan to keep him. Instead of waiving him with a failed physical, the Raiders instead placed the pass rusher on injured reserve with the groin injury that kept him out of games for [more]

Todd Gurley out, Julio Jones questionable for Falcons

The Raiders won’t have to tangle with running back Todd Gurley on Sunday. Gurley missed practice all week with a knee injury and the Falcons ruled him out on Friday. He has a long history of knee trouble, but this will be the first game that Gurley misses this season and the fourth since the [more]

Raiders activate Clelin Ferrell from COVID-19 reserve list

The Las Vegas Raiders activated defensive end Clelin Ferrell from the COVID-19 reserve list after a positive test over a week ago. Ferrell’s positive test ultimately led to 10 players in total landing on the reserve list due to their close contact with him. Ferrell was unable to play in Sunday night’s loss to the [more]

Falcons working remotely after two non-coaching staff members test positive

Thanksgiving Day will be a virtual day of work in the Falcons organization. The team announced that they have called off all in-person activities at their facility on Thursday. They were informed that two non-coaching staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, the teams said that contact tracing is underway and that [more]

Mercedes-Benz Stadium to serve as early polling site for Georgia runoff election

The Atlanta Falcons will open up Mercedes-Benz Stadium to serve as an early polling site for the upcoming runoff elections in Georgia. Via Sarah K. Spencer of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will join State Farm Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks, in hosting early voting locations for the election set to be held on [more]

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson headline Hall of Fame semifinalists for 2021

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson headline the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. Manning, Woodson, Allen and Johnson are in their first year of eligibility. The list also includes four players – Eric Allen, Willie Anderson, Cornelius Bennett and Rodney Harrison – who [more]

Raheem Morris: We’ll take Julio Jones to a game-time decision

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was limited to 22 offensive snaps in Sunday’s 24-9 loss to the Saints because of a hamstring injury and head coach Raheem Morris doesn’t expect to know if Jones can play in Week 12 until the weekend. Morris said after the game that Jones would undergo further evaluation on Monday, [more]

Raiders claim Takk McKinley, sign Vic Beasley to practice squad

Defensive end Takk McKinley‘s tour of the NFL will continue in Las Vegas. McKinley was claimed off of waivers by the Bengals when the Falcons cut him two weeks ago, but failed a physical and went back on the waiver wire. The 49ers claimed him and failed him on another physical last week, which left [more]

Drew Brees calls Taysom Hill’s performance “magnificent”

Taysom Hill has gotten many pats on the back and congratulatory messages since leading the Saints to a 24-9 victory over the Falcons in his first start at quarterback. Perhaps, though, it was Drew Brees‘ compliment that was the most meaningful. Brees gushed about his protégée. “Listen, I thought he played great,” Brees told Mike [more]

Even with added pressure, Taysom Hill delivered

A week ago, common sense and the depth chart pointed to Taysom Hill starting on Sunday for the Falcons. Even so, many insisted it would be Jameis Winston. It wasn’t. It was Taysom all along; Hill told PFT after Sunday’s win that he first got a pretty good idea that he’d be starting last Monday [more]

Taysom Hill gives himself a B or B-plus for first start

Saints quarterback Taysom Hill had a pretty good idea on Monday night that he’d get his biggest test in the NFL on Sunday. After registering his first career win in his first career start, I asked Hill what grade he’d give himself. “I don’t know,” Hill said initially. “I haven’t seen the film yet. At [more]

Julio Jones to get more information on hamstring Monday

The Falcons played without wide receiver Julio Jones for much of Sunday’s game and an update on his outlook for the future will come on Monday. Jones hurt his hamstring in the first half of the game and was out for most of the remainder of the game, although he did return to catch his [more]

Saints win 24-9 in Taysom Hill’s starting debut

The Saints did well when Drew Brees was out of the lineup last season and they are off to a good start this season as well. Taysom Hill ran for two touchdowns and their defense overwhelmed the Falcons in the second half of a 24-9 home win for the Saints. The victory gives them an [more]

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