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2020 Pro Bowl kickoff, TV channel, online stream, rosters, more

Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via It’s time for the game that everyone says they do not watch, yet it always has really good ratings - the Pro Bowl. The NFL’s annual all-star game is here, with many of the top stars converging in Orlando for the game. The Pro Bowl is a professional football game with a little more contact than a flag-football contest but less than a full-contact practice. The players clearly do not want to get injured or cause an injury during the game, and it shows in the play on the field. That all said, it still is a football game, and...

Behind the Steel Curtain

The NFL will utilize the 2020 Pro Bowl to try out potential future rule changes

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports The NFL is utilizing their annual All-Star game to try out some new rules which could go into effect in the future. It is the Pro Bowl, it isn’t that exciting. Players don’t really try, or not since Sean Taylor played in the game, and it resembles more of a walk through than an actual football exhibition. Nonetheless, the NFL continues to put players on the field, risking injury, the week before the Super Bowl thinking this is what fans want. I guess if TV Ratings continue to stay higher than most sports’ regular season contests the league will find...

ClutchPoints

CJ Mosley ‘feeling well,’ on track for healthy offseason workouts

C.J. Mosley missed the majority of his first season with the New York Jets but he appears to be making positive progress in his recovery from an injury. With the offseason steadily approaching, Mosley is on track to be healthy for the team’s offseason workouts. Last offseason, the Jets signed Mosley to a five-year, $85 […] The post CJ Mosley ‘feeling well,’ on track for healthy offseason workouts appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Silver And Black Pride

Pro Bowl open game thread

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Come on down, take a seat, and talk about a game no one ever watches. Let’s all watch Rodney Hudson and Trent Brown represent the Silver and Black today. I had a long rant primed up for the ridiculousness that was Jack Doyle getting the tight end spot since Travis Kelce is playing in the Super Bowl next week. However, a quick google search showed that Darren Waller was passed up for the tight end spot for the AFC squad due to injury. I hope to see a lot more names next year on this squad next year because half the damn AFC squad is the Baltimore Ravens...

Lombardi Ave

Packers free agency 2020: Importance of re-signing Bryan Bulaga

The Green Bay Packers should re-sign Bryan Bulaga this offseason. Bryan Bulaga is still one of the most reliable tackles in football. Even at 30 years old and with a lengthy injury history, the Green Bay Packers should make bringing him back one of their top priorities this spring. According to ESPN, the Packers offensive […] Packers free agency 2020: Importance of re-signing Bryan Bulaga - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Houston Chronicle

Texans' Will Fuller has sports hernia surgery

Texans wide receiver Will Fuller underwent sports hernia surgery recently to repair a lingering groin injury sustained during the regular season, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

12th Man Rising

Seahawks defense must add speed on the D line to compete

“Speed kills” is one of the oldest adages in sports. The Seahawks have to improve theirs on the D line, or they’re going nowhere in the postseason. Considering the terrible run of injuries the Seahawks endured toward the end of the season, our boys in navy and gray did the 12s proud. Doubters, please point […] Seahawks defense must add speed on the D line to compete - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

ClutchPoints

Steelers RB James Conner publishes autobiography

James Conner dealt with a couple of injuries with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 but that was nothing compared to what he dealt with earlier in his life. To highlight the highs and lows of his life, Conner is going to be publishing an autobiography. To the people that don’t know, the Steelers star tore his […] The post Steelers RB James Conner publishes autobiography appeared first on ClutchPoints.

12th Man Rising

Interior offensive linemen the Seahawks should target in the 2020 NFL Draft

The Seahawks interior offensive line could look much different next season. With injuries, regressing players and expiring contracts, Seattle has some big decisions to make during the offseason. The Seahawks interior offensive line has been hunkered down most of the season by Mike Iupati, Joey Hunt and DJ Fluker. Iupati is set to be a […] Interior offensive linemen the Seahawks should target in the 2020 NFL Draft - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Bear Goggles On

Chicago Bears Sign or Pass: Teddy Bridgewater

Should the Chicago Bears sign Teddy Bridgewater this offseason or look another direction? Teddy Bridgewater will be one of the more interesting free agent names to pop up this offseason. Bridgewater is a former first-round pick who suffered a devastating leg injury that held him out for all of the 2016 season. He came back […] Chicago Bears Sign or Pass: Teddy Bridgewater - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

ClutchPoints

Rashan Gary, Adrian Amos expected to avoid offseason surgery for Packers

The Green Bay Packers were sent home in the playoffs by the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday, but they did receive some good news on the injury front. Following their lopsided loss in the NFC Championship Game, Rashan Gary and Adrian Amos are expected to avoid offseason surgery. Packers Rashan Gary, Adrian Amos expected to […] The post Rashan Gary, Adrian Amos expected to avoid offseason surgery for Packers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Behind the Steel Curtain

Being open and honest is key to Ben Roethlisberger’s 2020 season

Photo by Joe Sargent/ Coming off of surgery and with youth no longer on his side, Ben Roethlisberger needs to be open with both the Steelers and himself Answer: Because I believe it is the biggest determining factor for the Steelers’ success in 2020. I was trying to imagine what some readers may be asking if they took the time to view this final story of my three-part series about Ben Roethlisberger. The question I envision is “Why are you focusing so much on Ben Roethlisberger lately?” The answer is so important, it was already stated first. In case you missed either of them,...

Field Gulls

Bobby Wagner to miss Pro Bowl with knee injury

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Bobby Wagner’s latest All-Pro season is officially over. The longtime Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker was slated to play in the Pro Bowl in Orlando, but a knee injury will keep him off the field. “Bobby had something that really he didn’t know he had,” Pete Carroll said to NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz. “He found out in the exit interviews that he has a little problem with his knee. He’s just going to rest. I don’t think he has to do anything for it, but he needs to miss this game.” News of Wagner’s knee issues first broke last week after the...

Behind the Steel Curtain

When it comes to the 2020 NFL Draft, the Steelers should assume Ben Roethlisberger will be ready

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/ When it comes to the 2020 NFL Draft, the Steelers have to assume injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be back to 100 percent next season and draft accordingly. This past Monday on my weekly podcast, The Steelers Hangover, my co-host Bryan Anthony Davis asked me if Pittsburgh should use the 2020 NFL Draft to build for the future or for 2020. I don’t know how it came off on screen, but in my mind, there was no doubt: Build for 2020. The Steelers are in a weird situation. They have a soon-to-be 38-year old quarterback recovering from major elbow surgery...

ClutchPoints

The story of Jamaal Charles’ NFL career and what could have been

In the first half of the 2010s, Jamaal Charles played as well as any other running back in the NFL. As a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Charles reached superstar levels and competed against Arian Foster, LeSean McCoy, and Adrian Peterson for accolades. However, Charles’ prime ended too soon. Injuries robbed fans of witnessing […] The post The story of Jamaal Charles’ NFL career and what could have been appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Arrowhead Addict

K.C. Chiefs injury report: Travis Kelce, Jordan Lucas out with illness

No one has explained what the actual illness is, but plenty of players on the Kansas City Chiefs roster have been struck by it over the last few weeks. The Kansas City Chiefs were missing a couple players during the team’s most recent practice on Thursday when both tight end Travis Kelce and safety Jordan […] K.C. Chiefs injury report: Travis Kelce, Jordan Lucas out with illness - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

Detroit Free Press

NFL analyst explains why Detroit Lions should consider drafting Tua Tagovailoa at No. 3

NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks said Tua Tagovailoa would rank ahead of Joe Burrow as a prospect if not for his hip injury       

Silver And Black Pride

Raiders sign CB Nevin Lawson to one-year extension

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports So far this offseason the Raiders have brought back two of their own who were impending free agents. Today, the team announced that they have signed cornerback Nevin Lawson to a one-year extension worth $3.29 million. Lawson joined the Raiders last season as a free agent after spending five seasons with the Detroit Lions. He saw a major uptick in playing time towards the end of the season when injuries began to mount in the secondary. Playing in nearly 60 percent of the snaps in the final seven games of the year, Lawson proved to be a good depth...

The Mercury News

Super Bowl injury report: Chiefs stars limited; 49ers idle

The 49ers won't start Super Bowl practice until Thursday but the Kansas City Chiefs began Wednesday with tight end Travis Kelce and defensive tackle Chris Jones limited.

ClutchPoints

49ers news: Tevin Coleman listed as non-participant in practice on Wednesday

The San Francisco 49ers did not practice on Wednesday, but because they had to produce an injury report, they listed running back Tevin Coleman as a non-participant due to a dislocated shoulder, per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. Coleman injured his shoulder during the second quarter of his team’s NFC Championship Game win over […] The post 49ers news: Tevin Coleman listed as non-participant in practice on Wednesday appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Predominantly Orange

Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb expected back for OTAs

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb had his season unfortunately cut short with a knee injury in 2019. He’s almost back to full health. According to reports, Denver Broncos star pass rusher Bradley Chubb is expected to be ready for Organized Team Activities (OTAs) in April after suffering a torn ACL in the team’s week […] Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb expected back for OTAs - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Houston Chronicle

Texans' Justin Reid played with torn labrum, to undergo surgery

Reid played through a painful torn labrum in his shoulder and will undergo surgery to repair the damage, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Cincy Jungle

Zac Taylor talks A.J. Green contract situation

Photo by Joe Robbins/ A.J. Green has had a couple of rough injuries the past two seasons, but Zac Taylor doesn’t want any confusion over how he views the veteran wide receiver. Head coach Zac Taylor is heading into his second offseason with the Bengals. His first order of business may be coaching the South team at the Senior Bowl, but he still obviously has an eye on the state of his team entering a vital offseason for his future. One big part of this offseason, as Taylor sees it, appears to be Cincinnati bringing back wide receiver A.J. Green. Just asked Zac Taylor off podium if AJ...

Cincinnati.com

Duke Tobin: A.J. Green is 'a guy that we plan on having next year'

A.J. Green missed the entire 2019 season with an ankle injury.        

Acme Packing Company

3 Packers added to 2020 Pro Bowl roster as Adams, Clark, Za’Darius Smith make 5

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports These additions will join David Bakhtiari and Aaron Rodgers on the roster, though not in the game in Orlando. The Green Bay Packers’ Pro Bowl count for 2020 is up to five. Following the Conference Championship Games on Sunday, a large number of players have backed out of their participation in this year’s Pro Bowl due to injuries. As a result, the 13-3 Packers are up to five Pro Bowlers with three new names being added as alternates. Wide receiver Davante Adams has been named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl, replacing Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons....

ClutchPoints

Chiefs DL Chris Jones to have much bigger role in the Super Bowl

Chris Jones is the best player on the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense, but he hasn’t been able to make much of an impact during his club’s playoff run. A calf injury sidelined Jones in the Chiefs’ Divisional Round win over the Houston Texans, and he played just 28 snaps in Kansas City’s AFC Championship Game […] The post Chiefs DL Chris Jones to have much bigger role in the Super Bowl appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Big Blue View

2020 NFL Draft prospect profile: Lamical Perine, RB, Florida

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The the Gators’ running back be Saquon Barkley’s backup in 2020? The New York Giants do not need to draft a running back highly in the 2020 NFL Draft. The presence of Saquon Barkley means that the Giants will have one of the best running backs in the NFL for at least the next two to three years. However, that doesn’t mean that running backs should be completely ignored. Barkley missed games due to injury and every player can benefit from being rested every once in a while. The Giants could look to the 2020 NFL Draft for a low-cost option to back...

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 ✔