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Niner Nation

Golden Nuggets: Officially in the same month as training camp

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Friday, July 1st, 2022 49ers offseason roster: DE group the deepest of Shanahan era “The Niners appear set to eventually bid farewell to Dee Ford and end his injury-plagued tenure with the team. However, following the additions they made this offseason and with Arik Armstead able to play off the edge as well as on the interior, the Niners’ group of outside pass rushers might be the deepest they have had under Lynch and Shanahan.” Health could remain a hangup in potential Jimmy Garoppolo trade “He’s right around four months...

Big Blue View

Better or worse? For Giants, question at running back is about Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley | Photo by Rich Schultz/ Will the Giants get the superstar Barkley in 2022, or the injury-plagued, under-productive player of the last couple of seasons? The New York Giants wanted to be a run-first team in 2021. Only they couldn’t run block, finishing 31st in Football Outsiders’ run-blocking stat, Adjusted Line Yards. They played six games with Mike Glennon or Jake Fromm at quarterback, meaning the forward pass was only a rumor in their offense. Oh, and Saquon Barkley got hurt again. As we continue our position by position look at the 2022 Giants...


Bryce Harper’s thumb surgery goes off without complications; August return still possible

Bryce Harper had surgery on his left thumb Wednesday, which went well, giving Harper a chance to return in August.

Blogging The Boys

4 Cowboys in best position to make up for lack of team depth

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ These players are going to be counted on to play a lot of snaps all season long for the Cowboys. As the Dallas Cowboys aim to remain in contention while getting younger, they have several unproven starters stepping into bigger roles. That leaves question marks further down the depth chart. The Cowboys will also be more dependent on their franchise players consistently staying on the field and performing. With training camp around the corner, the next hurdle to clear is to get through Oxnard without major injury setbacks. Besides the obvious...

Cincy Jungle

Bengals News (6/29): First peak at fireworks

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports The Bengals have setup plenty of chances for fans to watch practices this offseason. Bengals: Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase trade jabs on social mediaAfter one of those occasions, word got out that Burrow ran in the neighborhood of 20 miles per hour during a sprint. That was a bit of proof Burrow used to point out that he’s finally feeling back to 100 percent from a physical standpoint. Cincinnati Bengals Joe Burrow is a 2022 ESPYS nomineeBurrow returned to the field in 2021 after undergoing reconstruction surgery on his left knee. Many...


Here’s why NY Giants WR Kadarius Toney is set for a big season

There’s no denying Kadarius Toney has had his ups and downs to start his NY Giants career. He’s dealt with injuries, was ejected for a game for throwing a punch last season and had been the topic of conversation when he was missing from voluntary workouts earlier in the offseason. He was clearly held back by […] Here’s why NY Giants WR Kadarius Toney is set for a big season - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - NY Giants News & New York Giants Fan Community

Baltimore Sun

Ravens Q&A: OLB Daelin Hayes on learning from a frustrating rookie season, reuniting with Kyle Hamilton, the importance of community service and more

Ravens outside linebacker Daelin Hayes sat down with The Baltimore Sun to discuss recovering from injuries, new defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald, reuniting with former Notre Dame teammate Kyle Hamilton and the importance of using his platform to serve the community.

The Phinsider

Why does Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa get so much hate?

Photo by Michael Reaves/ This article was originally written for The Left Arm of God website on February 23rd, 2021, a short time after Tua Tagovailoa completed his rookie campaign. I tried to dissect the reasons why Miami’s QB1 was receiving so much backlash and hate despite leading his team to a winning record that year while recovering from a devastating hip injury. While Tua now has two professional season’s under his belt, his critics haven’t been silenced as of yet - and Tua admittedly hasn’t done quite enough to silence those doubters. Regardless, I am of...

Blogging The Boys

Determining whether the Cowboys over- or under-performed in 2021

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ Did the Cowboys leave points and wins on the table last season? When talking about under- or over-performing in football, it is primarily in the context of what a player achieved relative to their expectations. Ezekiel Elliott under-performed in 2021, partially due to the injury that plagued his season. Trevon Diggs over-performed with his eleven interceptions. Dak Prescott can fall into either bin based on personal opinion. However, there is a different method for measuring under- or over-performance. Every team across every sport will...

SideLion Report

Ranking of Tim Boyle among NFL backups could’ve been worse

Tim Boyle is obviously not one of the best backups in the NFL, but the Lions’ No. 2 signal caller could have landed worse in a recent ranking of his backup brethren. Even with the caveat of his first substantial NFL action, and coming off a preseason injury in his first start, Tim Boyle was […] Ranking of Tim Boyle among NFL backups could’ve been worse - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions News and Fan Community

Turf Show Times

Random Ramsdom: Is the quarterback depth of the Rams among worst in the NFL?

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 6/29/22 Throughout Matthew Stafford’s time in the NFL, he has shown countless times that he is one of the toughest players in the entire league. However, Stafford has missed a majority of two separate seasons over his 13 year career (2010, 2019), meaning it is definitely not unfathomable for him to potentially miss time at some point during his Rams tenure. C. Morgan Engel-USA TODAY Sports If injury were to happen to Stafford, the Rams would have to turn to backup quarterback John...

Pride Of Detroit

Notes: AFL’s first Black starting QB—and former Lion—Marlin Briscoe, passes away at 76

Photo By Bill Johnson/The Denver Post via The trailblazer made a brief stop in Detroit along his incredible journey. History-making quarterback Marlin Briscoe, who spent a year with the Detroit Lions, has died at the age of 76. According to the NFL, Briscoe died of pneumonia on Monday at a hospital in California. Known as “The Magician” for being able to pull great plays out of a hat, he made history as the first black starting quarterback in professional American football. Briscoe, who was more than proficient at both quarterback and wide receiver, made a total...

Pride Of Detroit

Detroit Lions fans believe Jeff Okudah will have biggest bounceback year of injured players

Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK Of all the players returning from injury, Lions fans believe Jeff Okudah will be the most successful in 2022. Earlier in the week, we asked Pride of Detroit readers to identify the player they believe will return from serious injury and post the best 2022 season. The Detroit Lions are in an odd situation in which five players—including two rookies—are returning to football after suffering a somewhat serious injury last season. Former first-round pick Jeff Okudah suffered an torn Achilles in Week 1 of the 2021 season. Edge...

Turf Show Times

Random Ramsdom: Cam Akers will become a top tier RB in the NFC

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 6/28/22 During the 2021 offseason, Rams running back suffered a torn achilles during a training session away from the team. Many expected Akers to miss the entirety of the 2021-2022 season, and understandably so, as an achilles injury is widely known as a year-long recovery process. Coming off an impressive rookie season in 2020, the injury was devastating for a player that was expected to have a breakout season in year 2 of his career. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Amazingly,...

Hogs Haven

Daily Slop: Washington Commanders Media Links Roundup

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ A daily collection of Commanders articles from around the web Alex Smith announces daughter's emergency surgery to remove brain tumor | RSNThe former Washington quarterback shared the news in a lengthy Instagram post this past weekend. Commanders takeaways: Carson Wentz, Terry McLaurin’s money, Jahan Dotson is money - The Athletic“This is part of who he is. And it'll be something to keep an eye moving into training camp," Logan Paulsen said of Carson Wentz. Top 5 running backs Washington will face in 2022Commanders.com will...

Inside the Iggles

Eagles rookie Nakobe Dean may see some added responsibility early

At the risk of getting too far ahead of ourselves, something must be stated before we go any further. It’s easy to understand how injuries can scare teams and prevent them from rolling the dice on someone during the NFL Draft. Still, even with that being said, if you would have wagered that Nakobe Dean […] Eagles rookie Nakobe Dean may see some added responsibility early - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - Philadelphia Eagles News, Opinion, and Fan Community

Big Blue View

Richie James has chance to stick with Giants after impressive spring

Richie James | John Jones-USA TODAY Sports James offers receiving and return ability In the NFL, injuries provide opportunities. The New York Giants had more than a dozen injured or rehabbing players not participating in team drills throughout the offseason program, including a number of wide receivers. Richie James took advantage of that to increase his chance to make the Giants’ 53-man roster. Let’s talk about James as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the Giants’ 90-man roster. By the numbers Height: 5-foot-9Weight: 185Age: 26Position: Wide...

Blogging Dirty

Are the Atlanta Falcons a fit for Odell Beckham?

The Atlanta Falcons still could make another noteworthy move before the season kicks off currently with just over $13-million in available cap space. One interesting potential fit is free agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr. who is coming off of a serious injury and could likely be signed to a prove-it deal. Beckham is arguably the […] Are the Atlanta Falcons a fit for Odell Beckham? - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Riggo's Rag

Commanders’ Benjamin St-Juste is poised for a breakout second season

After an injury-riddled rookie campaign, the Washington Commanders’ 2021 third-round pick, Benjamin St-Juste, has asserted himself as a breakout candidate in 2022 this spring. Washington has been high on the former Golden Gopher for quite some time, dating back to when they said they passed on a trade-down opportunity in the draft to select him. […] Commanders’ Benjamin St-Juste is poised for a breakout second season - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - Washington Commanders NFL News & Fan Community

Big Blue View

Giants’ Kayvon Thibodeaux says he is ‘fully healthy’

Kayvon Thibodeaux | John Jones-USA TODAY Sports No. 5 overall pick says during round of media appearances that he is ‘ready to go’ for training camp New York Giants rookie edge defender Kayvon Thibodeaux told NFL Network on Tuesday that he is “fully healthy” after suffering a minor hip injury during OTAs and is “back training and I’ll be ready to go for training camp.” Rookies report for camp on July 19. Thibodeaux spent most of OTAs on the sideline. The Giants are relying on the No. 5 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to be a big part of their defense...

Stripe Hype

4 players not named Joe Burrow the Bengals can’t afford to lose to injury

The Cincinnati Bengals avoided major injuries last season, which helped them reach the Super Bowl. If they want to make it back, they have to avoid the injury bug once again. In the 2019 and 2020 seasons, the Cincinnati Bengals had a lot of bad injury luck. We saw how good this team can be […] 4 players not named Joe Burrow the Bengals can’t afford to lose to injury - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - Cincinnati Bengals News and Fan Community


Broncos pay tribute to historic pioneer Marlin Briscoe after death at 76

The Denver Broncos mourned the passing of NFL icon and legend Marlin Briscoe and made sure to honor his legacy as a true trailblazer in the sport. Briscoe passed away on Monday at the age of 76. According to his daughter Angela Marriott, he died due to pneumonia at a hospital in Norwalk, California. Denver […] The post Broncos pay tribute to historic pioneer Marlin Briscoe after death at 76 appeared first on ClutchPoints.


49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo’s ex-teammates did not like how he handled injury

"A lot of guys got mad about it," a former Patriots teammate said.


Luke Kuechly secures new role with Panthers

It wasn’t that long ago when Luke Kuechly was terrorizing opposing offenses in the NFL. After having a solid career with the Carolina Panthers, he opted for retirement after struggling with head injuries. However, it sounds like the former great linebacker is ready to make a comeback… kind of. According to Field Yates, Kuechly will […] The post Luke Kuechly secures new role with Panthers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Niner Nation

Two teams can absorb Jimmy Garoppolo’s contract without any cap maneuvering

Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Both teams will need a quarterback in 2022 We’re a month away from the 49ers beginning training camp, and all eyes will be on Trey Lance as we dissect every throw. Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t expected to set foot on the practice field once training camp starts. July is meaningful as Jimmy should be fully recovered from offseason shoulder surgery and prove to other teams he’s healthy enough so they can acquire him. Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer wrote Monday morning that the money part of Garoppolo’s saga bears watching: A...


Bengals’ Ja’Marr Chase doubles down on Joe Burrow’s shocking speed

Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow shocked the NFL world when he ran over 20 MPH during a practice a week ago. The fact that Burrow was already posting that kind of speed following his gruesome ACL injury from a couple years ago shows that he has fully recovered. Burrow’s surprising speed will serve him well […] The post Bengals’ Ja’Marr Chase doubles down on Joe Burrow’s shocking speed appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Falcoholic

Falcons narrowly avoided rostering two players suspended for 2022 season

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Calvin Ridley won’t play in 2022. Atlanta’s top offseason target won’t either. In what feels like the endless offseason, the news that Calvin Ridley would be suspended for the entirety of the 2022 season may as well have been eons ago. Instead, it was just back in March. The NFL decided to make an example of the once-elite pass catcher, who foolishly bet on NFL games while on the non-football injury list. Ridley was foolish as betting on games, even if he wasn’t playing in those games, as that is clearly against NFL rules. More...

Lombardi Ave

Packers 2022 roster preview: Could Juwann Winfree make roster?

Juwann Winfree was one of the standout performers for the Green Bay Packers at training camp a year ago, but an injury derailed his momentum and he didn’t make the 53-man roster. In a much-changed wide receiver room, Winfree will attempt to replicate his success from last summer to put himself back in contention for […] Packers 2022 roster preview: Could Juwann Winfree make roster? - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - Green Bay Packers News and Fan Community

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 ✔