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Niner Nation

Former Lions edge rusher Austin Bryant signs a 1-year deal with the 49ers

Photo by Rey Del Rio/ A former 4th round pick in 2019 was a healthy scratch for a handful of games in 2022 and has an extensive injury Kyle’s update, 5:02 p.m. PT: 49ers signed Austin Bryant to a one-year deal, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero The 49ers are still pursuing free agents, and based on their latest visit, are in the market for edge rusher help. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that former Detroit Lions edge rusher Austin Bryant is visiting 49ers headquarters. Bryant, 26, was a former 4th round pick out of Clemson in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6’6”,...


Russell Wilson had knee surgery after 2022 season; expected to be 100% for OTAs

Photo by Justin Edmonds/ The news is new, but the knee surgery happened after the season ended. Looks like Russell Wilson will be just fine. According to a tweet by Ian Rapoport, Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after the 2022 regular season ended. Apparently, this is to correct an issue that has been bothering Wilson for several seasons. #Broncos QB Russell Wilson had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee following 2022, a procedure to fix an issue that had nagged him for a few seasons. He is back working...

FOX Sports

Broncos QB Russell Wilson reportedly had knee surgery, back to workouts

Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson reportedly had arthroscopic knee surgery after the season and should be ready for OTAs.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Chris Perkins: Dolphins follow familiar theme (talented player/elevated injury risk) with addition of David Long Jr.

New Miami Dolphins inside linebacker David Long Jr. fits the team's mold as a talented, athletic acquisition. But he also fits because he has a history of injuries.

Behind the Steel Curtain

Can the Steelers slow down the linebacker carousel?

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports There have been a number of inside linebackers added year after year since the injury to Ryan Shazier. Are you dizzy yet? If you’re a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and follow the team with any kind of closeness in knowing the players who are on the field, you are well aware of the constant carousel of players who have been brought to the team to try to improve the inside linebacker position since the injury to Ryan Shazier in 2017. While it seems the Steelers were set at the position with it being a strength as they were more moving...

The Phinsider

The Splash Zone 3/22/23: How improved is the Dolphins roster?

Photo by Harry How/ 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. The Miami Dolphins have made several additions to their roster, but none bigger than the trade for cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The secondary needed some help after it was decimated with injuries last season and they got a huge boost with Ramsey in the room now. According to some experts, the Ramsey trade is enough to make the Dolphins one of the most improved teams in the NFL. You can check...

Bolts From The Blue

Chargers had formal meeting with PSU OL Juice Scruggs

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Scruggs started two years for the Nittany Lions. The Chargers aren’t desperately looking for a starter on the offensive line, but that’s not stopping them from doing their homework and potentially reinforcing the depth up front after the slew of injuries they had to fight through at the position this past season. Another name the Chargers have shown interest in is Penn State interior offensive lineman Juice Scruggs. Per The Draft Network’s Justin Melo, Scruggs had a formal meeting with the Chargers at this year’s combine, along with...

Niner Nation

Golden Nuggets: ~35 days until the 49ers pick in the draft

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 Ben Roethlisberger says 49ers reached out about making comeback after Jimmy Garoppolo injury “I’d be lying if I didn’t say there was a small part of me that was intrigued, like, ‘Oh man, I could still do it,’ and prove to people that I could still play. At the end of the day, I just can’t see myself in anything other than black and gold.” Matt Maiocco explains cause for optimism despite 49ers offseason losses “For as many guys as the 49ers lost in free agency, they didn’t lose any...

Pride Of Detroit

Open thread: Which Lions defensive back are you most excited to watch this year?

Photo by Michael Owens/ The Lions have gone headfirst into the defensive back free agent market. Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes is, as the kids would say, “in his villain era.” Entering last offseason, the Lions had a barren cupboard at wide receiver, and Brad Holmes turned it into one of the team’s strongest positions. This offseason, the Lions had more questions than answers in their defensive backfield after a rocky, injury-riddled season in the secondary. Brad Holmes dove in headfirst, and that is arguably the most exciting position group on the...

Niner Nation

Former Lions edge rusher Austin Bryant is visiting the 49ers

Photo by Rey Del Rio/ A former 4th round pick in 2019 was a healthy scratch for a handful of games in 2022 and has an extensive injury The 49ers are still pursuing free agents, and based on their latest visit, are in the market for edge rusher help. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that former Detroit Lions edge rusher Austin Bryant is visiting 49ers headquarters. Bryant, 26, was a former 4th round pick out of Clemson in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6’6”, 280-pounder finished last season with 11 pressures on 125 pass rushing snaps, per Sports Info Solutions. Bryant...

Niner Nation

Dr. Jeff Dugas explains the details about Brock Purdy’s surgery and rehab process during the next few months

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Dr. Dugas is an orthopedic surgeon who performed the same UCL repair surgery on former Niners QB Nick Mullens We’re mostly in the dark when it comes to surgeries players undergo. Those of us on the outside are forced to rely on whatever we can find on the internet pertaining to rehab schedules and timetables to return from injury. 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy underwent surgery on March 10 to repair his UCL. To get a better idea about Purdy’s rehab process, I sat down with Dr. Jeff Dugas, an orthopedic surgeon who did...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys free agency: Dallas bringing back running back Rico Dowdle

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ After two years lost to injuries, Rico Dowdle gets his best opportunity yet to compete in Dallas. Rico Dowdle was starting to look like a tragic figure in recent Cowboys history. The running back’s contract was up after two injury-plagued seasons, but Dallas is still hoping he can contribute in 2023. Dowdle just re-signed with the team as the running back position remains a priority after Ezekiel Elliott’s departure. Cowboys re-signed RB Rico Dowdle, his agency announced. Team been high on Dowdle, who has dealt with injuries the past two...

Inside the Iggles

Eagles host Bijan Robinson for official Top-30 NFL Draft visit

We’ve debated over the shelf lives of running backs, the constant threat of injury, how much the Philadelphia Eagles should pay for one in free agency, and where they should ultimately be drafted. We’ve all done so knowing one thing to be true. They’re treated as though they’re disposable until there’s an unexpected injury. Then, […] Eagles host Bijan Robinson for official Top-30 NFL Draft visit - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - Philadelphia Eagles News, Opinion, and Fan Community

The Phinsider

Undrafted rookie Kader Kohou receives performance-based pay for helping the Miami Dolphins overcome injuries in the secondary

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Kader Kohou started 13 games for the Miami Dolphins in his rookie season. The Miami Dolphins expected Byron Jones, Nik Needham, and Trill Williams to help fill out the team’s secondary in 2022 — things didn’t entirely go according to plan. Injuries devastated Miami’s expected group of cornerbacks and undrafted free agent Kader Kohou, who played his college football at Texas A&M Commerce, was forced into action and started 13 games last season. Kohou played 77.4 percent of the team’s snaps last season, according to Lineups.com,...

Big Blue View

2023 NFL Draft prospect profile - Jaren Hall, QB, BYU

Photo by David Madison/ Can Hall be more than a backup in the NFL? The NFL is a quarterback driven league, and is therefore always hungry for quarterbacks. Not only are teams constantly looking for starting — or even the fabled “franchise” — quarterbacks, but they’re also always on the lookout for reliable back-ups. One of the biggest nightmares for a team is the potential long-term loss of their starter due to injury. An injury to your starting quarterback can sink your season and get people fired. However, having a reliable back-up in place can save a...

Turf Show Times

Will David Edwards return to the Rams?

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via It’s Edwards’ birthday on Monday, will any team give him a contract? The Los Angeles Rams had a myriad of injury issues in 2022, but one offensive lineman who came into the year without missing a game in his career was left guard David Edwards. A fifth round pick out of Wisconsin in 2019, Edwards had played in 49 of a possible 49 games over his first three seasons, plus all four playoff games in 2021 en route to a Super Bowl victory. However, Edwards was not immune to the injury problems that hit nearly every one of his...

Turf Show Times

Are Rams on track to win more than five games in 2023?

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ LA has gutted its defense, leaving Aaron Donald as the only household name Ahead of the 2022 season the Los Angeles Rams were chanting “run it back” as they returned the majority of its superstar cast—less Von Miller and plus Bobby Wagner, Allen Robinson—and set the expectations of consecutive Super Bowl wins. It takes a great deal of fortune to withstand the test of the NFL playoffs. Injuries can whittle down your roster over 21 games. The oblong ball has to bounce your way on occasion, and sometimes you need a little bit of luck...

Turf Show Times

Baker Mayfield on month with Rams: ‘It was a whirlwind’

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Mayfield’s stint with Los Angeles will be as memorable as it was short Baker Mayfield signed with his fourth time in about the last nine months after agreeing to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, leaving the Los Angeles Rams after a five-game stint that nobody expected. Especially not Mayfield. Following a four-year career with the Cleveland Browns and a seven-game trial with the Carolina Panthers, Mayfield was picked up on waivers midseason at a time when the Rams had been devastated with injuries and unable to rely on...

Big Blue View

Giants lose center Jon Feliciano to San Francisco 49ers

Photo by David Berding/ Feliciano had been thought likely to return to New York The New York Giants have a new hole on their offensive line as 2022 center Jon Feliciano has departed New York to sign with the San Francisco 49ers, per a report from Kim Jones. Feliciano followed Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll from the Buffalo Bills to the Giants, signing a one-year contract, and manned their center position for 15 of 17 games. He dealt with a neck injury towards the middle of the season, missing the Week 12 game against the Cowboys, and rested in the middle of the starters...


Devin McCourty Admits Some Patriots Preferred Bailey Zappe Over Mac Jones

Patriots fans in 2022 were split over whether Bailey Zappe or Mac Jones should’ve been the franchise’s starting quarterback. And it sounds like there was a similar divide inside New England’s locker room. With Jones sidelined due to an ankle injury, Zappe filled in and greatly exceeded expectations. The rookie quarterback nearly led the Patriots […] The post Devin McCourty Admits Some Patriots Preferred Bailey Zappe Over Mac Jones appeared first on NESN.com.

Big Blue View

Former Duke CB Leonard Johnson visiting Giants, per report

Leonard Johnson of Duke breaking up a pass. | Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports Knee injury prevented Johnson from perhaps being drafted in 2022 The New York Giants are hosting a young cornerback on Monday whose hopes of hearing his name called in the 2022 NFL Draft were dashed by a torn ACL suffered while training. Former Duke cornerback Leonard Johnson is visiting with the Giants as a potential developmental signing, according to Aaron Wilson. Johnson a 6-foot, 191-pound cornerback who played 42 games for Duke from 2018-2021. He was considered a mid- to late-round...

DK Pittsburgh Sports

Jarry yanked for fourth time in 11 games in loss to Rangers

The Penguins first of this two-game series in New York on Thursday was one of Tristan Jarry's best games since returning from his upper-body injury on Feb. 20.

Pats Pulpit

Cody Davis returning to Patriots’ special teams on reported 1-year deal

Photo by Cooper Neill/ Veteran Cody Davis saw his 2022 campaign end on injured reserve in October. Another core member of the kicking game in Foxborough will be back for 2023. The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with free agent Cody Davis on a one-year contract, as first reported Saturday by fellow defensive back and retired teammate Devin McCourty. Davis, who turns 34 in June, saw his 2022 season end midway through October with a non-contact knee injury that required surgery. Prior to being placed on injured reserve, he ranked third on New England’s special...


Buccaneers’ Jamel Dean has words for Ohio State football after Tampa Bay deal

Cornerback Jamel Dean’s new four-year, $52 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might’ve been hard to envision when he started his college football career. Dean’s time as an Ohio State football player ended before it began when the school ruled him medically ineligible because of multiple knee injuries that he suffered in high school. […] The post Buccaneers’ Jamel Dean has words for Ohio State football after Tampa Bay deal appeared first on ClutchPoints.

DK Pittsburgh Sports

NCAA Tournament: Diaz Graham's play buys Capel time on Federiko

Guillermo Diaz Graham has been one of the premier stories of this 2023 NCAA Tournament, with the Spanish Canary Island native along with twin brother Jorge Diaz Graham making play after play, highlight after highlight in No. 11-seed Pitt's wins over Mississippi State and Iowa State which have carried their team to the Second Round. Jeff Capel is not rushing to get Federiko Federiko back into his starting lineup for Sunday's 12:10 p.m. clash in the NCAA Tournament Second Round with No. 3 Xavier, as he is still nursing a right knee injury sustained in the ACC Tournament. Having Guillermo in at...

Pride Of Detroit

Report: Detroit Lions re-signing C.J. Moore to a 2-year deal

Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via The Detroit Lions are bringing back one of their key special teamers in C.J. Moore. The Detroit Lions have brought back a critical special teamer back into the fold. According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Lions are re-signing C.J. Moore to a two-year deal, worth $4.5 million total with $3 million guaranteed. Moore has been a core special teamer for the past four years in Detroit, playing at least 200 snaps on teams in each season. Last year, Moore was dealing with an injury and was released with an...

SideLion Report

Lions free agent cornerback Emmanuel Moseley gave promising health update

The Detroit Lions took a chance on Emmanuel Moseley in free agency coming off an injury, and he had a promising update on his rehab. If not for a torn ACL that cost him all but five games last season, Emmanuel Moseley would have surely gotten a solid multi-year deal in free agency. Instead, he […] Lions free agent cornerback Emmanuel Moseley gave promising health update - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions 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 ✔