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Rams apparently could have practiced, but chose not to

The Rams cancelled practice on Friday, supposedly as an “abundance of caution” arising from a pair of positive test results generated on Thursday. Coach Sean McVay told reporters on Thursday that both persons who preliminarily tested positive have since tested negative, twice. “I was made aware late last night, that two people from our organization, [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]

Deebo Samuel ready to return to the lineup Sunday

The 49ers could have cornerback Richard Sherman (calf), running back Raheem Mostert (ankle) and running Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) back for Sunday’s game against the Rams. They will have receiver Deebo Samuel. Samuel was not listed on the 49ers’ injury report after a full practice Friday. He was limited Wednesday and Thursday. Samuel has not [more]

Cardinals won’t allow general public to Dec. 6 home game

The Cardinals announced they again are closing State Farm Stadium to the general public for their Dec. 6 game against the Rams. The team said the closure is “based on the latest information about COVID-19 and the advice from the Arizona Department of Health Services.” The Cardinals will allow a limited number of spectators, with [more]

Richard Sherman, Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson could return Sunday

The 49ers could remain short-handed Sunday against the Rams, but they also could see the return of three big names to their lineup. Coach Kyle Shanahan said the 49ers will activate cornerback Richard Sherman (calf), running back Raheem Mostert (ankle) and running Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) in time for Sunday’s game. All three are considered [more]

49ers remove Javon Kinlaw from COVID-19, sign Jordan Matthews to practice squad

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said earlier this week he expected to be short-handed against the Rams. The 49ers did get one player back Friday. They announced they have activated defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw from the reserve/COVID-19 list. That leaves receiver Brandon Aiyuk, left tackle Trent Williams, defensive linemen D.J. Jones and Jordan Willis, linebacker Joe [more]

Rams cancel Friday’s practice “out of an abundance of caution”

The Rams are the latest NFL team to play the “abundance of caution” card. L.A. has canceled practice today after two members of the organization “received COVID-19 test results Thursday night that required additional testing today.” In other words, the Rams received a pair of positives. They’re now trying to determine whether they are false [more]

Rams place Micah Kiser on injured reserve

The Rams not only won’t have leading tackler Micah Kiser this weekend, but for the next three games. The Rams placed the starting inside linebacker on injured reserve, the team announced Thursday. Kiser injured his knee late in the fourth quarter Monday night and did not practice Wednesday. He leads the Rams with 77 tackles [more]

Rams don’t expect to have Micah Kiser this weekend

Linebacker Micah Kiser has been a key part of the Rams Defense this season, but they are likely going to be playing without him against the 49ers this Sunday. Kiser is dealing with a knee injury and he did not take part in Wednesday’s practice session. Rams head coach Sean McVay said, via the team’s [more]

Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is really tired of being held all the time

Los Angeles Rams All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald is the best interior defensive lineman in the NFL. As such, opposing offenses have to do whatever can do to try and keep Donald from completely ruining their day each and every week. For Donald, that means double and triple teams frequently. It also means being held [more]

49ers get two players back from COVID-19 list, but seven remain on it

The 49ers removed defensive lineman Arik Armstead and backup center Hroniss Grasu from the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Wednesday. Armstead was limited and Grasu was a full participant in their returns to practice. Yet, the 49ers came back from their bye week with fewer players available for practice than they did before their off [more]

Robert Woods named NFC offensive player of the week

The Rams boosted their playoff hopes by beating the Buccaneers on Monday night and wide receiver Robert Woods‘ play was a big factor in the 27-24 win. Woods caught a season-high 12 passes for a season-high 130 yards over the course of the evening. He also scored the game’s first touchdown on a four-yard pass [more]

The PFT PM Week 11 awards

The NFL will announce its weekly awards on Wednesday morning, three players each per conference (offensive player, defensive player, special-teams player). We announced our weekly awards tonight. Both have the same cash prize. As in, no cash prize. MDS, Charean Williams, and I listed offensive players of the week, defensive players of the week, rookies [more]

Rams claim Derek Rivers off waivers from Patriots

The Rams claimed defensive end Derek Rivers off waivers from the Patriots, the team announced Tuesday. The Patriots waived Rivers last week. He played eight games this season for New England, seeing action on 86 defensive snaps and 18 on special teams. He has four tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2020. The Patriots made Rivers [more]

Bruce Arians: “We don’t miss the deep ball in practice, that’s for sure”

No risk it, no biscuit. The man who made that phrase famous in NFL circles has seen his offense risk it, but it’s still not get many biscuits via deep passes. So what’s wrong? “We’ve had the guys open, we’ve just missed them,” Bucs coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Tuesday. “There are times when [more]

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