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Drew Lock tests positive for COVID

Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock won’t be starting on Thursday night, after all.The Seahawks have announced that Lock has tested positive for COVID. He’ll miss the preseason game against the Bears.The news comes after Lock took first-team reps in practice on Thursday, and after coach Pete Carroll announced that Lock will get the start in the [more]

Ken Walker dealing with a hernia issue

The Seahawks got starting running back Rashaad Penny back to practice Tuesday. He missed the first preseason game with groin tightness.But backup running back Ken Walker III did not practice.Walker is dealing with a hernia issue, coach Pete Carroll said after practice.“Ken’s got a little hernia thing that he’s working on and we’ve got to [more]

Drew Lock taking first-team reps with Seattle offense

The quarterback competition in Seattle may be heating up heading into the team’s second preseason game.According to multiple reporters on the Seahawks beat, Drew Lock took the first-team reps at Tuesday’s practice. To this point, Geno Smith had been taking the first-team reps.As pointed out by John Boyle of the team’s website, the development may [more]

Roquan Smith will travel to Seattle for preseason game, but will not play

Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is continuing his “hold-in” as he seeks a trade to a team that will sign him to a lucrative contract extension.Chicago head coach Matt Eberflus said today that Smith will travel to Seattle with the team tomorrow, but will not play in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Seahawks.Eberflus added that [more]

Bears sign Corey Dublin, Jon Alexander

The Bears have made some moves at the end of their roster on Tuesday.Chicago announced the team has signed offensive lineman Corey Dublin and defensive back Jon Alexander.Dublin, an undrafted free agent out of Tulane, participated in Chicago’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. While he didn’t make the team then, he’s now been brought [more]

Patrick Mahomes says hard hit in preseason opener is good preparation for regular season

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said before the preseason opener against the Bears that he likes to take a hit in the preseason to help get ready for the regular season. Mission accomplished.Bears defensive lineman Trevis Gipson drilled Mahomes as he was passing during the game, and Mahomes said that was what he wanted.“I got hit [more]

New NFL memo reminds teams to negotiate only with players, if they aren’t represented by an NFLPA-licensed agent

The memo sent Monday by the NFL to all teams reminds them not to engage in discussions with players under contract with other teams, or their representatives. That’s only part of the story.The other subject addressed by the memo entails a thornier problem for the league, its teams, and the NFL Players Association.The memo, a [more]

NFL warns teams against contact with Roquan Smith or his camp without Bears permission

Last week, PFT reported that someone was calling teams claiming to represent Bears linebacker Roquan Smith in an effort to spur trade talks that would get him out of Chicago.That was problematic because Smith currently doesn’t have an agent and also doesn’t have permission from the Bears to seek a trade. That would make any [more]

Bears cut Carson Taylor

The Bears started making their way from 90 players to 85 players on Monday morning.The team announced that they have waived defensive lineman Carson Taylor. Along with the other 31 teams in the league, they have until Tuesday afternoon to slash four more players from the roster.Taylor signed with the Bears after going undrafted out [more]

NFLPA president JC Tretter on Soldier Field surface: “NFL can and should do better”

The grass at Soldier Field was looking rough today, thanks in part to a recent Elton John concert. NFL Players Association president JC Tretter noticed the condition of the sod, and he had something to say.“The NFL said that this field met minimum testing standards,” Tretter tweeted. “We clearly need to reevaluate what is an [more]

Justin Fields handles three drives for Bears

Second-year quarterback Justin Fields began his second NFL preseason with three drive against the Chiefs on Saturday.He completed four of seven passes for 48 yards, and he added one rush for 10 yards.One completion went for 26 yards to receiver Darnell Mooney, a slightly-underthrown 50-50 ball that Mooney snatched. Another covered 19 yards, with a [more]

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