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Silver And Black Pride

NFL Combine Thursday notebook: Terrion Arnold connects with Antonio Pierce

Terrion Arnold | Photo by Justin Casterline/ Updates from Day 3 in Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN — The defensive backs were up at the podium while the defensive linemen and linebackers hit the field for workouts on Thursday, Day 3 of the NFL Combine. For the Las Vegas Raiders, that means we got some more information on two of their top needs for the NFL Draft, cornerback and defensive tackle. Below are a few notes and highlights from the day. Cornerbacks Iowa defensive back and potential first-round pick Cooper DeJean suffered an injury toward the end of the College...

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Could Patriots Trade Away This Veteran Wide Receiver?

The Patriots need talent on offense, and they could go with an addition-by-subtraction strategy at wide receiver. DeVante Parker’s New England career largely has been mediocre. The Patriots acquired him from the Dolphins in exchange for a 2023 third-round pick — a 2022 fifth-round pick also was sent to Miami. The 31-year-old battled injuries throughout […]

Field Gulls

Seahawks Reacts Results: Who stays and who goes?

Photo by James Gilbert/ A tentative endorsement of Geno and a lot of questions elsewhere. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Seattle Seahawks fans and fans across the country. Offseason prediction time continues! Last year, fans and analysts were all over the place with regard to what the Seattle Seahawks should do with their Top 5 pick. Of course, quarterback was a hot topic, but it seems that the buzz has quieted somewhat in 2024. Despite missing the playoffs and battling through injuries...

FOX Sports

Tommy Eichenberg feels like he 'let a lot of people down' in final season at Ohio State

Tommy Eichenberg still has regrets about how his injury-plagued final season at Ohio State ended.

FOX Sports

Mecole Hardman calls out the Jets culture: 'No standard there' | The Herd

The New York Jets had a disappointing 2023 season, starting with Aaron Rodgers' injury. With Robert Saleh likely on the hot seat and a Rodgers-oriented offense in question, Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman opened up about the Jets culture, especially on offense. While on Ryan Clark's 'The Pivot,' Hardman said that there was 'no standard' in New York. Colin Cowherd reacts to Hardman's comments, then explains why he has even less faith in the Jets this upcoming season.

Field Gulls

John Schneider confirms Abe Lucas underwent knee surgery

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Lucas missed much of the 2023 season with an undisclosed knee problem. The Seattle Seahawks offensive line suffered a seemingly endless number of injuries and other ailments throughout the 2023 season, perhaps none more damaging than the loss of starting right tackle Abe Lucas. After playing in the opening half of Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams, Lucas was shut down until Week 13 with an unspecified knee problem. His return (and season) was cut short in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers for the same reason. At the NFL combine in...

FOX Sports

Deshaun Watson to resume throwing next month following shoulder surgery

Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson will resume throwing next month following sending-ending surgery on his right shoulder.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Dolphins Deep Dive: Is there a way to solve injury issues, or is it just bad luck?

Chris Perkins and Orlando Alzugaray discuss discuss ways to solve the team's injury issues.

Field Gulls

Tre Brown salvaged otherwise disastrous 2021 Seahawks draft

Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Brown made the most of his first (mostly) healthy season in a Seahawks uniform. The 2023 Seattle Seahawks defense might have been collectively bad, but there were individual bright spots worth highlighting. Cornerback Tre Brown rarely saw the field in his first two seasons in the National Football League. He showed promise when thrust into the starting lineup in October 2021, but his season was cut short after suffering a patellar tendon injury in his left knee. The severity of the injury led to him missing most of 2022,...

Pride Of Detroit

Dan Campbell encouraged by Hendon Hooker’s growth in rookie season

Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK The Detroit Lions have been encouraged by Hendon Hooker’s developmental progress over the final months of the 2023 season. When the Detroit Lions selected quarterback Hendon Hooker with the No. 68 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, they knew he would take time to develop because of his ACL injury, but were excited about his upside. The Lions made it clear they were not going to rush Hooker back from his injury and planned on making sure he was fully healed before they put him on the field. At the same time, that on-field learning would be...

Gang Green Nation

The Jets must not overlook the importance of keeping their special teams units intact

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ Keeping the Jets special teams special The New York Jets have a number of key needs to be filled ahead of the 2024 season, with the ultimate goal being to create a contender that’s devoid of weaknesses. Loading up on depth at all positions will be desirable, enabling the team to compete even if they have a series of injuries at one position. However, before the roster is put together the Jets must be wary of overlooking the need for top-level special teams contributors. The Jets made this mistake in 2022, as several key contributors were...

Blogging The Boys

Stephen Jones gives updates regarding health of key Cowboys defenders

Photo by Ryan Kang/ Injury updates for Trevon Diggs, DeMarvion Overshown and Leighton Vander Esch Stephen Jones spoke to the media today and had plenty to say on Dak Prescott, Tyron Smith and Tyler Smith. He has also spoken about the injury status of a few Cowboys players on defense. Trevon Diggs and DeMarvion Overshown Trevon Diggs and DeMarvion Overshown have been working hard to get back on the field in 2024 after both suffered torn ACL’s early last season. Stephen Jones was asked about the rehab progress at the NFL Scouting Combine today and the answer was...

Field Gulls

Pre-Snap Reads 2/27: What will the Seahawks do with Jamal Adams?

Photo by Ryan Kang/ Read! Slowly! Much maligned and oft-debated, Jamal Adams has made himself expendable on a Seattle Seahawks defense that is tired of being horrible. Some of the fault certainly lies with Adams, and some does not. Injury-luck and ineffectiveness have lowered his value. With an entirely new coaching staff and a 2023 performance lacking in almost every facet, Adams’ fate will soon be decided. Will the ‘Hawks keep Jamal, hoping to revitalize the career of the superstar safety? Or will they cut him/renegotiate his contract, cutting their losses? ...

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Packers have not made decision on David Bakhtiari yet, but it’s coming soon

Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Brian Gutekunst said he hasn’t made the call yet on Bakhtiari’s future with the Packers, but all signs point to a release in the next few weeks. The single biggest decision that the Green Bay Packers can make this offseason in terms of salary cap space revolves around left tackle David Bakhtiari. The embattled All-Pro tackle is heading into the final year of a contract extension he signed late in the 2020 season — just weeks before he tore his ACL in practice, an injury that has haunted him for the past three years. Due...

Big Cat Country

Jaguars News (2/27): Keep an eye on corners at the Combine

Your daily Jacksonville Jaguars news and open thread for February 27, 2024. Good morning! Here is today’s roundup of the latest news, rumors, and analysis on your Jacksonville Jaguars. Jaguars News Jacksonville Jaguars 2024 mock draft roundup (2/26) (Big Cat Country) Tom Fornelli with CBS Sports likes the Jags to take a corner in Round 1. The player? Iowa’s Cooper DeJean, a commonly linked player to the team since the season’s end. Unfortunately, DeJean will not participate at the combine while recovering from a leg injury. He will however work out for teams closer to...

Blogging The Boys

Stephen Jones talks about Tyler Smith and his future position on the Dallas Cowboys

Photo by Cooper Neill/ The Dallas Cowboys have a good problem with Tyler Smith The Dallas Cowboys have a good problem with left guard Tyler Smith. When Smith was drafted in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft, the Cowboys anticipated him eventually being the heir to Tyron Smith at the left tackle position. He spent all of training camp in his rookie year practicing at left guard in preparation for the season-opener against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, when Tyron suffered an injury prior to week one, Tyler had to step in at the left tackle slot in...

Daily Norseman

Kirk Cousins is throwing again

Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports Just in time for the start of free agency Two weeks from today, the Minnesota Vikings are going to need to have an answer to their “Will they or won’t they” question concerning quarterback Kirk Cousins. That’s the start of the “legal tampering” period in the NFL, when prospective free agents can begin negotiating with other teams.* Well, ahead of that, Cousins has put out a video to show teams the progress he’s making from the Achilles injury he suffered back in Week 8 of this past season. Almost 4 months in now…encouraged...

Bleeding Green Nation

Eagles Draft Needs: Wide Receiver

Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via The Eagles have a need at wide receiver. It’s an odd need, considering that A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith are one of the best duos in the NFL. But 2023 showed how important a competent third wide receiver can be. Offensive design is much to blame but the Eagles passing game faltered when they couldn’t get Brown or Smith going. Quez Watkins struggled with injury and struggled on the field to make a difference and the Eagles were averse to getting impending free agent Olamide Zaccheus involved as the third guy. Once Dallas...

Blogging The Boys

Report: Cowboys not expected to place franchise tag on running back Tony Pollard

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports The Cowboys appear set to let Tony Pollard hit free agency. It has been a minute since the Dallas Cowboys fully started over at the running back position, but we appear to be on the precipice of that. One year ago the Cowboys said goodbye to franchise legend Ezekiel Elliott but had Tony Pollard waiting in the wings to take over as the top carrier in the backfield. 2023 was a disappointing season for Pollard relative to expectation, but he was coming back from a massive injury and said he did not fully feel like himself until Week 11. Given...

Niner Nation

49ers roster review: How big of a need is safety with Talanoa Hufanga’s uncertainty?

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Taking a look at where the 49ers sit at the safety position heading into the offseason For the second season in a row, the San Francisco 49ers started a player in the biggest game of the season that they signed off the street after the preseason. Last year, Jimmie Ward missed the first four games, and Tashaun Gipson stepped in and performed well enough that he never relinquished his starting spot. Talanoa Hufanga’s injury led to rookie third-rounder Ji’Ayir Brown starting this year. Then, once Brown went down, veteran Logan Ryan took over....

Arrowhead Pride

How the Chiefs should handle free agency at linebacker

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Kansas City general manager Brett Veach has some decisions to make. After years of the position being a major weakness on the Kansas City Chiefs' defense, 2024 was the best they have ever had at the linebacker position. Between Nick Bolton, Leo Chenal, Drue Tranquill and Willie Gay Jr., the Chiefs had four starting-caliber linebackers on their team. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was able to find roles for all four players and put them in perfect spots. Bolton remained the MIKE linebacker, but Tranquill could spell him with injury...

The Phinsider

Injury update on Jaelan Phillips- The Splash Zone 2/25/24

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. It’s been three months since Jaelan Phillips suffered an Achilles injury that ended his season. Phillips was in attendance for the Miami Dolphins 14th annual Cancer Challenge and caught up with the media that was present. While he didn’t discuss a potential return timeline, the Dolphins linebacker was walking without a brace and said rehab seems to be going smoothly. The hope is he...

Cincy Jungle

Bengals News (2/25): Biggest busts from 2023 season

Photo by Jeff Dean/ Who were the biggest busts from the past season for the Bengals? Bengals go back to drawing board at tight endIrv Smith Jr., the team's Week 1 starter who was signed in free agency during the offseason, was going to be inactive for a pivotal Week 16 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers that carried massive playoff implications. Smith, who signed a one-year deal in the offseason, worked hard to show the coaching staff he could be a top option. But between injuries that week and other players performing well, he was a healthy scratch for the 34-11 loss...

Pride Of Detroit

Free agent profile: Why Lions can pass on re-signing Charles Harris

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The Detroit Lions need to revamp their defensive line depth and Charles Harris doesn’t fit in those plans in 2024. Welcome back to another edition of the Detroit Lions free agent profiles series for the 2024 season. Today, the discussion is team captain and defensive end, Charles Harris. Harris was on the second year of his two-year deal, trying to rebound after injuries derailed his 2022 season. The Lions players voted him as one of the team’s six captains, and with his teammate's respect and trust, he was aiming to have a...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys cornerbacks roster review: Trevon Diggs is back, but that won’t be enough

Photo by Cooper Neill/ While Trevon Diggs’ return from injury is huge, other veterans' potential exits could leave CB thin for the Cowboys. One of the Dallas Cowboys’ top players missed all but two games in 2023. While getting Trevon Diggs back this season will be a huge boost to the defense, the cornerback position faces other challenges with key talent heading for free agency and unproven depth behind them. Tearing an ACL during practice before Dallas’ Week 3 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, Diggs spent the rest of the season on injured reserve. The team...

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Cowboys linebackers roster review: Lots to sort out after 2023’s challenges

Photo by Perry Knotts/ What changes are you anticipating to the Cowboys linebacker group? The linebacker position arguably faced the most adversity of any spot on the Dallas Cowboys’ 2023 roster. That means some big questions to answer going forward, with some players’ returns not guaranteed and a new defensive coordinator potentially bringing new philosophies to the group. The trouble began in the preseason when rookie DeMarvion Overshown was lost for the year with an ACL injury. The third-round pick had been one of the stars of training camp and was already being...

Niner Nation

Could Dre Greenlaw return by Week 1?

Photo by Ryan Kang/ Cross your fingers One of the most gut-wrenching things the San Francisco 49ers had to deal with in the Super Bowl (besides the loss) was the injury of linebacker Dre Greenlaw to a ruptured Achilles. Forget the Super Bowl, now it was if Greenlaw would be ready for the 2024 season. Turns out, that might be a possibility. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Eric Branch caught up with Dr. Kenneth Jung, a foot and ankle surgeon who is also a consultant to the Los Angeles Rams. Jung says that a return by Week 1 is a definite possibility: “We can...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Navigating Steelers’ ‘tricky’ Kwon Alexander conundrum

Photo by Cooper Neill/ Kwon Alexander is a free agent this offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers after tearing his Achilles midway through the season. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Kwon Alexander faces an interesting offseason after tearing his Achilles in November. On top of recovering from his injury, Alexander has to look for where he will be playing football in 2024. Perhaps a return to the Steelers is in the cards? The Athletic’s Mark Kaboly lists Alexander as one of the best defensive free agents for the Steelers. Alexander was a late signing by the Steelers...

Daniel Jones has 'legitimate fantasy upside' - Matthew Berry | The Fantasy Show

ESPN fantasy football expert Matthew Berry explains what Daniel Jones replacing Eli Manning means for Saquon Barkley and the rest of the New York Giants offense. He then (3:19) discusses what Cam Newton's injury means for Carolina Panthers teammates Chris

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

The Panthers need to find Cam Newton’s successor – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman calls on the Carolina Panthers to figure out a succession plan for Cam Newton as the QB’s injuries mount. #FirstTake #NFL ✔