Breakfast: Tua Tagovailoa absent again against the Jets


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Dolphins: No Tua Tagovailoa against the Jets

Teddy Bridgewater or Skylar Thompson. It will be the choice available to the Dolphins for the last game of the season against the Jets. Mike McDaniel announced on Monday that Tua Tagovailoa will not be available for the game.

The regular starting quarterback is still in post-concussion protocol, following his second concussion of the season.

Thompson finished the last game. Bridgewater was out with a little finger injury sustained from bumping into an opponent’s helmet. The Dolphins must beat the Jets and hope for a victory for the Patriots against the Bills to qualify for the playoffs.

Colts: Sam Ehlinger in command to end the season

According to NFL Media, Jeff Saturday (HC, Colts) explained at a press conference that Nick Foles (QB) is « really bruised » and will not play this week. The incumbent position will therefore go to Sam Ehlinger for the last game of the regular season. This will be his third start of the season, for a record of 364 yards thrown, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.

Matt Ryan will remain on the bench, but will act as a back-up if needed.

Raiders unhappy with Derek Carr’s fate

Las Vegas management’s decision to put Derek Carr (QB) on the bench for the rest of the season has not made everyone happy in the ranks of the team. Many players and members of the organization loyal to the veteran quarterback are unhappy with the way Josh McDaniels (HC) and Dave Ziegler (GM) handled the situation, according to FOX Sports.

Carr’s future in Nevada is now highly speculative, and the franchise is likely heading for a major overhaul for 2023. With McDaniels already challenged, he’s going to have to convince his locker room and take it back in hand if he wants to save his job the next year.

injuries

– John Harbaugh (HC, Ravens) announced that he does not know if Lamar Jackson (QB) will be able to return to training this week. The coach is waiting for additional information, and remains even more evasive regarding the return of his quarterback for the first round of the playoffs. (ProFootballTalk.com)

– Hit in the hip during an interception return against Denver, Jarius Sneed (CB, Chiefs) shouldn’t be gone for long. According to NFL Media, the injury is minor, and the cornerback is being assessed on a day-to-day basis.

– Hard blow for the Vikings. Kevin O’Connell (HC) announced on Monday that Brian O’Neill (RT) suffers from a « significant » calf injury sustained against the Packers. The lineman will not play against the Bears in week 18, and could well be unavailable for the post season. And to make matters worse, Austin Schlottmann (C) broke the fibula against Green Bay and will also be absent.

Jordyn Brooks (LB, Seahawks) will not play the last game of the regular season for Seattle. Pete Carroll (HC) has confirmed a serious knee injury, most likely a torn anterior cruciate ligament. (Seattle Sports 710)

They are placed on the injured list and will miss at least 4 games: Jaycee Horn (CB, Panthers), Andrew Adams (S, Titans)

Transactions

The main signatures of the day: Allan George (CB, Bengals), Jake Browning (QB, Bengals, promoted from practice squad), Mike Brown (S, Titans), Nate Meadors (DB, Titans, PS)

The main cuts of the day: Cameron Batson (WR, Falcons, arrested for assaulting a police officer),

In short

– It’s official according to ESPN. Bryce Young (QB), Will Anderson (DE) and Jahmyr Gibbs (RB) will leave Alabama a year early to run for the 2023 NFL Draft.

– On the Clemson side, it is Bryan Bresee (DT) who announced his participation in the league draft.

– The NFL has published its schedule for Week 18. The 2022 season will conclude at Lambeau Field, when the Packers host the Lions. A game that will be full of challenges for Green Bay, and maybe also for Detroit if Seattle loses to the Rams earlier in the day.

– Facing the Jets, Geno Smith (QB, Seahawks) was particularly motivated. Not only because he was meeting the team that drafted him in 2013. Because with his 183 passing yards, he became the second player in the history of his club to pass the bar of 4000 yards thrown in one season (the first being Russell Wilson). Satisfaction, but not only. As a result, Smith received a bonus of one million dollars.

Robert Saleh (HC, Jets) congratulated the Giants on qualifying for the playoffs. But he took the opportunity to also point out the patience the organization has shown in developing Daniel Jones (QB). A gesture that particularly resonates when considering the future of Zach Wilson (QB) with the Gang Green. (LarryBrownSports.com)

Jim Harbaugh in the NFL if offered a head coaching job?

After rumors last year, things are becoming clearer for a return of Jim Harbaugh (HC, Michigan) in the NFL. According to TheAthletic.com the technician would be ready to join the league if offered a job as head coach.

« I think it’s a done deal if we make him an offer, » an insider told the sports site.

Although Harbaugh announced last year that he would not be seeking an NFL job, he also said he regrets not winning a Super Bowl. According to NBC, Denver has already contacted him, and the positions in Carolina or Indianapolis could quickly become vacant.

Buccaneers: starters to play Week 18, including Tom Brady

Tampa Bay is assured of the NFC South title and already has its place in the playoffs. But for Todd Bowles (HC) this is not a reason to put its incumbents on rest. To face the Falcons the coach will therefore align his best men, including Tom Brady (QB).

« We can be better on a lot of points, so for now we plan to play him, » Bowles told ESPN. “We will see how the week goes, but we can improve on a lot of points, we have to work, now is not the time to slow down. »

Myles Garrett: “We will do everything to get the Steelers out of the playoffs”

If the Browns are well eliminated from the playoff race, they can still play spoilsport next weekend. If they manage to win against the Steelers at the end of the season, they can send the Men of Steel home for the January playoffs. A perspective that strongly motivates Myles Garrett (DE).

“We would love to do that,” Garrett told WKYC. “We see them as rivals. In the division, if we don’t qualify, we are going to make sure that they don’t either. We will do everything we can. We have a lot of respect that they are in this position, but we live for times like these. »

Brandon Aiyuk: Brock Purdy did a great job at the head of our attack”

While trailing the Raiders, the 49ers forwards never lost faith in the ability to Brock Purdy (QB) to bring them back into the game. Calm, methodical, a leader, the rookie quarterback has the full confidence of his teammates.

“He did really well. He was super calm. SUPER quiet. He was never overwhelmed by the situation,” Brandon Aiyuk (WR) told ProFootballTalk.com. “He led the two-minute sets, gave the signals, changed the play calls. Today he showed that he is on a different level. […] His calm, his way of playing the part in his position… He is doing a great job at the head of our attack. »

Jeff Saturday: “We protect our own”

Jeff Saturday (HC, Colts) is very unhappy with the conduct of the Giants, but also with his own players. While Kayvon Thibodeaux (DE) celebrated having injured Nick Foles (QB) on a sack, the Indianapolis coach would have liked his men to react. Until what point…?

“The celebration afterwards was disgusting, it was disgusting,” the coach said according to SNY. “I am very unhappy. I’m disappointed from the point of view of the offensive line, and the players in general. We protect ours… I will react lightly. Of course, I didn’t like it at all. And I’ll leave it at that. »

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