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Kyle Shanahan planning to play Trey Lance in first and third preseason games

The 49ers begin their preseason slate this week with Friday’s matchup against the Packers.Quarterback Trey Lance appears likely to play.Head coach Kyle Shanahan said before Tuesday’s practice that he’d like “some” of the team’s starters — including Lance — to play in the first and third preseason games.“We’ve got a pretty good idea. I definitely [more]

Aaron Rodgers really wants to win another Super Bowl

In his first press conference of training camp, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said his current motivation is “love, probably.”As in, apparently, he’d probably love to win another Super Bowl.Rodgers told Adam Schein of SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio that the two-time defending MVP hopes to become the one-time defending Super Bowl champion, again.“I don’t say [more]

NFL, NFLPA: Ayahuasca isn’t banned under substance-abuse policy or PED policy

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers admitted in a podcast that debuted last week to using ayahuasca in recent offseasons. In so doing (and in openly talking about using it), Rodgers faces no issues with the NFL.Both the league and the NFL Players Association have informed PFT that ayahuasca counts as neither a prohibited compound under the [more]

Jordan Love will start Packers first preseason game

Packers third-year quarterback Jordan Love can likely use all the reps he can get.He’ll receive plenty during the preseason, including in this week’s game against the 49ers.Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur said during his Monday press conference that Love will start the first preseason matchup. He’s also likely to start the second, as LaFleur [more]

Will kinder, gentler Aaron Rodgers be more effective on the football field?

The first clue that Aaron Rodgers would spend a lot of time talking about love (not Jordan) came during the twice-reigning MVP’s first press conference of training camp. Asked to explain what currently motivates him, Rodgers said, “Love, probably.”Love, actually, has become the theme in recent days for Rodgers. From the ayahuasca podcast to his [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]

Odell Beckham Jr. remains available; when will he sign a new deal?

Free-agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr. continues to be a free agent, two weeks into training camp. How much longer will he be on the market?In addition to the question of where he signs, there’s an issue as to when. The folks at NFL Network recently addressed that issue.Ian Rapoport suggested that the Buccaneers had interest [more]

Darnell Savage doesn’t think hamstring injury is a major concern

Packers safety Darnell Savage wasn’t able to finish out Friday night’s practice at Lambeau Field.Savage pulled up during a drill early in practice and watched the remainder of the session with an ice pack wrapped around his injured hamstring. Savage downplayed the severity of the injury after the session.“I don’t think it’s a concern,” Savage [more]

Aaron Rodgers says he won’t play until he’s 45 like Tom Brady

At 38 years old, Aaron Rodgers is the second-oldest active quarterback in the NFL. But he says there’s no way he plays as long as the oldest.Tom Brady turned 45 this week, and Rodgers was asked if he sees himself still playing at 45 as well. Rodgers answered definitively: “No, I don’t.”“But happy birthday, Tom,” [more]

Aaron Rodgers: Romeo Doubs makes a “wow” play every day

The Packers haven’t had second-round pick Christian Watson on the field at training camp yet, which has left the door open for another rookie to catch the eye of quarterback Aaron Rodgers and others at the team’s practices.Fourth-round pick Romeo Doubs has drawn good reviews from reporters who have watched the team’s practices over the [more]

Brian Gutekunst sees a more confident Jordan Love

Packers quarterback Jordan Love impressed observers at the team’s training camp practice on Tuesday, but he downplayed attempts to say that it was his best practice of the summer.Love said, via Jason Wilde of Madison.com, that he thought he “made a couple of good throws” under pressure during the session before saying he didn’t think [more]

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