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Jimmy Garoppolo shows up on 49ers’ first depth chart, as the fourth-stringer

Jimmy Garoppolo is on the team, but he’s not really on the team.He’s on the team just enough to land on the mandatory preseason depth chart. And he’s buried as the fourth-string option.Garoppolo is behind Trey Lance, Nate Sudfeld, and Brock Purdy. It’s surprising to even see Garoppolo on the depth chart at all, given [more]

Dan Campbell would like starters to play “maybe a quarter” in preseason opener

The Lions will host the Falcons for the first matchup of the preseason and it sounds like there will be notable players on the field for both sides.Detroit head coach Dan Campbell told reporters in his Monday press conference that he’s planning to play the team’s starters.“I talked to [Falcons head coach] Arthur Smith. I [more]

Falcons sign MyCole Pruitt

Veteran tight end MyCole Pruitt is headed to Atlanta.The Falcons announced Pruitt’s signing on Monday afternoon. Defensive lineman Bryce Rogers was waived with an injury designation to create space for Pruitt on the 90-man roster.Signing with the Falcons reunites Pruitt with head coach Arthur Smith. Smith was the tight ends coach when Pruitt joined Tennessee [more]

Falcons sign Abdullah Anderson

The Falcons have signed defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson, the team announced Sunday.Anderson, 26, played three games for Green Bay last season. He made two tackles, while playing 49 snaps on defense and 12 on special teams.The Bears signed Anderson as an undrafted free agent out of Bucknell in 2018. He played six games for Chicago [more]

Chiefs signing Devin Gray after tryout

The Chiefs are signing receiver Devin Gray to a one-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.His addition comes after a tryout with the team.He was with the USFL’s Philadelphia Stars this spring, starting eight games. Gray made 25 receptions for 210 yards and two touchdowns. In the USFL title game, Gray caught five of [more]

Could Jimmy Garoppolo end up with the Rams?

As the 49ers and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo continue to wait for a starting quarterback to suffer a season ending injury, a team in the same division has an injury that could limit if not prematurely end his season.And so the question that has emerged in recent days. Could Garoppolo end up with the Rams?The question [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo’s just trying to get his body ready for his next situation

The Jimmy Garoppolo conundrum with San Francisco seems like it could be a lot more awkward than it currently is.Garoppolo has been cleared to practice, but he’s not doing so while the 49ers await a suitable trade offer — one that may or may not come before the start of the regular season. Instead, Garoppolo [more]

Vincent Taylor out for year with ruptured Achilles

The Falcons are down a defensive lineman.Falcons head coach Arthur Smith announced after Tuesday’s practice that defensive tackle Vincent Taylor ruptured his Achilles. He will miss the entire 2022 season as a result of the injury.Taylor signed a one-year deal with the Falcons in April and it’s the second straight year where an injury has [more]

Marcus Mariota “comfortable with where I’m at” as a Falcons leader

Falcons quarterbacks coach Charles London called Marcus Mariota the team’s starting quarterback last week and Mariota reflected on how he’s settling into the role with his new team during a Monday press conference.Mariota said that he doesn’t think going from being a backup with the Raiders to a starter in Atlanta “necessarily changes my mindset” [more]

Making sense of the Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins, and Calvin Ridley suspensions

One of the more common questions raised in response to Judge Sue L. Robinson’s decision to suspend Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games flows from a fairly obvious set of comparisons.How does Watson, who faced 24 lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions, get suspended only six games when Cardinal receiver DeAndre Hopkins [more]

Deshaun Watson suspended six games

The long wait for word on Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s suspension came on Monday morning.PFT has confirmed that Judge Sue L. Robinson has ruled that Watson be suspended six games for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. Watson was accused of sexual misconduct and sued in civil court by more than 20 women who were [more]

Dean Pees: People are going to start talking about Falcons’ defense like Patriots, Ravens

Dean Pees has won a Super Bowl ring as the defensive coordinator of the Patriots, and another as the defensive coordinator of the Ravens. Now he’s the defensive coordinator of the Falcons, and he says he’s expecting to hold his players to the same standard.In a training camp practice rant to the media, Pees said [more]

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