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49ers activate Jordan Willis from suspended list

The 49ers activated defensive lineman Jordan Willis the reserve/suspended list. The team is granted a one-week roster exemption for Willis as he works his way back into playing shape. The 49ers also announced they signed safety Tony Jefferson to the practice squad. In June, the NFL announced it had suspended Willis without pay for the [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo will remain the starter this week

The 49ers will see the return of Trey Lance to practice Wednesday, coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday, but Jimmy Garoppolo remains the starter. Shanahan conceded Garoppolo had his worst game of the season Sunday night when the veteran completed 16 of 27 passes for 181 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the loss [more]

Bucs complete deal with fan who gave up Tom Brady’s 600th touchdown ball

It’s not $500,000, but the Buccaneers fan who gave back the football that Tom Brady used to throw his 600th touchdown pass, has a deal. The Bucs are giving Byron Kennedy two signed jerseys and a helmet from Brady, a signed Mike Evans jersey and his game cleats, a $1,000 credit at the team store [more]

Report: NFL won’t suspend Bilal Nichols for throwing a punch

The NFL will not suspend Bears defensive lineman Bilal Nichols for his ejection from Sunday’s blowout loss to the Buccaneers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Nichols instead faces a fine for his transgression. Officials ejected Nichols late in the third quarter when he threw a punch at the facemask of Bucs center Ryan Jensen. [more]

Matt Nagy tests positive for COVID-19

Bears coach Matt Nagy has tested positive for COVID-19. Nagy confirmed today that he has the virus and will work remotely. Nagy, who is fully vaccinated, said he is feeling good. The Bears also currently have four players on the COVID-19 reserve list, which will certainly raise questions about whether the Bears need to take [more]

Justin Fields taking sacks like no other quarterback in the NFL

In one particular statistical category, Bears quarterback Justin Fields is separating himself from the pack this season. Unfortunately, it’s a stat Fields would prefer not to lead the league in: Times sacked. Fields has been sacked 22 times, the most of any quarterback in the NFL this season, even though he’s 30th in the NFL [more]

Kyle Shanahan “would guess” Jimmy Garoppolo starts in Week Eight

Jimmy Garoppolo was back at quarterback for the 49ers on Sunday night, but he couldn’t bring their losing streak to an end. The 49ers fell to the Colts 30-18 on a stormy night in Santa Clara and Garoppolo was 16-of-27 for 181 yards, a touchdown, a lost fumble, and two interceptions. After the game, 49ers [more]

Tom Brady happy to have back the football from his 600th career touchdown

The football that Tom Brady threw for his 600th career touchdown likely is worth $500,000. His first touchdown pass, to Terry Glenn in an October 2001 game against the Chargers, sold for $428,842 at auction this summer. To the Buccaneers quarterback, it’s priceless. The Bucs had to negotiate the return of the milestone ball after [more]

Jason Pierre-Paul says he’s playing with fractured finger, torn rotator cuff

Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been a fixture on the injury report this season and he discussed the extent of his injuries after Sunday’s blowout win over the Bears. Pierre-Paul said, via multiple reporters, that he is playing with a fractured finger and a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. He has been listed [more]

Buccaneers cruise to 6-1 with dominant win over Bears

Some games are good, old-fashioned butt-kickings, and today’s game in Tampa was one of them. The Buccaneers absolutely dominated the Bears, jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, making it 35-3 at halftime and cruising through an easy second half to win 38-3. Tom Brady completed 20 of 36 passes for 211 [more]

Bucs negotiate return of Tom Brady’s 600th TD ball that Mike Evans gave away

Mike Evans caught Tom Brady‘s 600th, 601st and 602nd career touchdown passes. The Buccaneers receiver gave the footballs to fans in the stands as he routinely does. Evans, though, didn’t realize his 9-yard touchdown catch from Brady was a milestone touchdown pass for Brady, who holds the NFL record. Byron Kennedy, 29, was the fan [more]

Tom Brady throws 600th career touchdown pass

Tom Brady is the first player in NFL history with 600 career touchdown passes. Brady threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter today against the Bears, getting him to the 600 milestone that no other player has achieved. Only three other quarterbacks have surpassed 500 touchdowns: Drew Brees (571), Peyton Manning (539) and Brett [more]

Buccaneers CB coach Kevin Ross out Sunday, Richard Sherman to help fill his role

The Bears announced that they won’t have linebacker Caleb Johnson for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers because of COVID protocols and the Buccaneers will be shorthanded on their coaching staff for the same reason. Peter Schrager of Fox Sports reports that cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross will not be with the team on Sunday. Ross will [more]

Bears place Caleb Johnson on COVID-19 reserve list

The Bears put tight end Jimmy Graham on the COVID-19 reserve list on Friday and they added another player to the list ahead of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Linebacker Caleb Johnson has been placed on the list and will not play on Sunday. Linebacker Robert Quinn went on the list last Tuesday, but running [more]

Aaron Rodgers had some comments this week about the reaction to his “I still own you!” moment

Last Sunday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers scored a touchdown against the Bears. He spotted a fan in the stands giving him a pair of middle fingers, so he launched into his “I still own you!” rant. Everyone loved it, with the exception of former Bears center Olin Kreutz, a two-time face-puncher who said he wanted [more]

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