– Hall of Fame Game: Cowboys-Steelers announced for August 5, 2021
Vincent Jackson found dead
The NFL is in mourning. On Monday, authorities in Hillsborough County (Florida) announced that Vincent Jackson was found lifeless in a hotel room. He was 38 years old.
Examinations are underway to determine the causes of death. Her body did not show signs of trauma. Jackson had been staying at this hotel since January 11. His family had reported his disappearance last Wednesday. He had been located at the hotel on Friday in good health.
Tributes have been raining down since the announcement of the death of the former receiver for the Chargers and Buccaneers. Selected in the second round in 2005, Jackson played 7 years in San Diego then 5 years in Tampa. In total, he caught 540 balls for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns in the regular season. He had last played in the 2016 season.
Joe Burrow’s knee is fine
According to his Instagram account, Joe Burrow (QB, Bengals) is perfectly on schedule with regard to his rehabilitation. The young Ohio Tigers quarterback posted a photo of himself in practice, and only commented on his sending of a “Coming soon”. The fact that he has started running again matches the medical forecast for February. According to ESPN, this close-to-the-pitch return is a good indicator of Burrow’s availability for the 2021 season.
Burrow was projected to start running in mid-February. Was the next big step in his rehab from his December knee surgery.
– Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) February 15, 2021
Carson Wentz would prefer Indianapolis
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, in the event of an exchange, the preference of Carson Wentz (QB, Eagles) would go to the Colts. However, if Indianapolis did make a bid for Wentz, it appears to be neither the highest, nor even sufficient to trigger the deal. Far from the compensation in the Jared Goff (QB, Lions) / Matthew Stafford (QB, Rams) trade, the Colts would have offered two second-round picks at least, but no first round.
Frank Reich (HC, Colts) was offensive coordinator in Philadelphia when Wentz had his big season in 2017 with the Eagles.
– Hand injured at the end of December, Ronald Jones (RB, Buccaneers) played the final stages with a pin in the little finger. According to the Tampa Bay Times, it’s time to remove the insert. The operation will take place at the beginning of the week.
– Holder on the Chicago defensive line for five years, Eddie Goldman (DT) has chosen to suspend its 2020 season due to COVID risk. However, through Sean Desai (DC), the team have indicated that they believe Goldman will return to the squad for the 2021 campaign. (ProFootballTalk.com)
– The Football Team piles up the former general managers in its management. After Martin Mayhew (GM, ex-Lions) and Marty Hurney (senior vice president in charge of players, ex-Panthers), it is Chris Polian (ex-Jaguars) who was recruited as director of sports personnel by the club in the federal capital. (ProFootballTalk.com)
– The Jaguars have officially announced the recruitment of two executives. The veteran Tom gamble (ex-49ers) is appointed senior personnel manager, and Ryan stamper (ex-Ohio State) will be director in charge of players. (ProFootballTalk.com)
Coaches, coaches, coaches
– Former quarterback coach for the Dolphins and offensive assistant for the Jets for the past two years, Bo Hardegree will engage with the Patriots. (NFL Media)
– According to CBS Sports, the Broncos could use the franchise tag on Justin Simmons (S) for a second year in a row. The idea would be especially not to see an excellent player leave without compensation. In the event of a tag franchise, the franchise and the player would have until July 15 to agree on a long-term contract. A second tag would cost Denver around $ 13.7 million for the coming season.
– The 5-year-old girl in hospital since the accident involving Britt Reid (former linebackers coach) has come out of a coma. It was her aunt who announced it to the public.
Matthew Stafford had no issues with Matt Patricia
Yes Matthew Stafford (QB, Rams) didn’t want to go to the Patriots, it was for sporting reasons. He has already explained it. And to make it clear, he also told the Detroit Free Press that the presence of Matt Patricia was not in question in the fact that he was not attracted to New England.
« Whatever people want to say, he and I had a good relationship, » Stafford said. “I could go to his office to talk to him, he could call me when he needed it. I think we both grew up in this relationship. I have a lot of respect for him, the coach he is and a brilliant mind. «
Darius Leonard: « I don’t care who the quartreback is »
Darius Leonard (LB, Colts) said he was « completely shocked » by the retirement decision of Phillip Rivers (QB). For the linebacker, the veteran had a good season. Still, he doesn’t get involved in Rivers’ potential replacement. He leaves this work to his front office.
“I watch, but I don’t get emotionally invested in it because I honestly don’t care who the quarterback is. As long as he comes here with the right mindset and helps us win games, ”said Leonard. « I don’t care if he’s young. » I don’t care if he’s old. I don’t care if he’s famous or not. If you come here, put the team first, and help us win games, welcome to the Indianapolis Colts! «
Adrian Peterson still hopes to catch up with Emmitt Smith
At 36, Adrian Peterson (RB, Lions) is not ready to hang up yet. Like his quarterback colleagues, he plans to perform at a high level during his forties. And his goal remains the record of yards run, held by Emmitt Smith (ex-RB, Cowboys).
With 14,820 career yards, Peterson is still 3,535 yards from Smith according to statistics, and currently fourth in the list of records. This year he recorded 604 yards in 156 carries for Detroit.
“I want to be a runner in my 40s, who runs for 1,500 yards and continues to amaze people,” Peterson explained to NBCSports.com.
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