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– 100m: DK Metcalf finished last, but with the honors

Year after year for Ben Roethlisberger

He keeps on. But until when ? Ben Roethlisberger (QB, Steelers) has returned for a season in Pittsburgh. His contract doesn’t go any further than that. And for Kevin Colbert (GM), the approach is also limited to that.

“I think Ben’s mindset is he’s focused on 2021, like all of us. […] We focus on the present moment. We are looking at where things are going. After that ? None of us know that. « 

The vaccine will not be a cause of dismissal

No, Brandon Beane (GM, Bills) will not have the right to cut a player who refuses to be vaccinated. The manager had made this assumption during an interview, but he was quickly called to order by the NFL. According to ESPN, Beane received a phone call to remind him that a player’s vaccination status will not factor into hiring or firing decisions.

Tom Brady calls for unity

For several weeks, many players have refused to participate in spring training. The idea is to protect yourself from injuries and COVID.

According to NFL Network, Tom Brady (QB, Buccaneers) is at the forefront of this fight. On a conference call from the players’ union on Friday, Brady reportedly took the floor to urge all his colleagues to stand united on the issue, in order to push the NFL to change the rules on spring training.

Long assiduous of these spring sessions, number 12 seems to be starting to appreciate the virtues of a less busy spring program. As a reminder, last year, Brady held workshops with his receivers in Tampa. But the idea of ​​reducing spring training is mainly to reduce contact and training that can lead to injury.

Training camps are back on the road

After a year of confinement at franchise facilities, training camps can once again be relocated in the summer of 2021. The league informed the teams on Friday, according to ESPN.

While most teams should stay on their premises, those wishing to move will simply have to submit a plan showing how they will comply with sanitary measures. Once this plan is approved by the league and union medical committee, they will be able to move.

Transactions

Kerryon Johnson (RB) joined Philadelphia according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.

– The Jets released several players this Friday, and among them Josh Doctson (WR), former Washibgton 1st round draft in 2016. (ProFootballTalk)

– Pittsburgh offered to Arthur Maulet (CB) a one-year contract. The player’s agency announced it on Twitter.

– The Steelers released John Battle (CB) and Trevor Williams (CB).

– The Texans have signed Neville Hewitt (LB). (ESPN)

Injuries

– The rookie Jonathon Cooper (LB, Broncos) is going to undergo heart surgery which should deprive him of a few weeks of training. But according to 9News, the procedure is minimally invasive and he should be ready for training camp.

Stefon Diggs (WR, Bills) explained on Twitter that he played the last playoffs with an abdominal tear.

Mourning

– The twin brother of Tarik Cohen (RB, Bears) was found dead at a North Carolina power plant. According to the News & Observer, he appears to have electrocuted himself while attempting to climb electrical installations. He had been missing since he fled the scene of a car crash on Saturday.

Adam Thielen makes friends

Guest on a golf.com podcast, Adam Thielen (WR, Vikings) made sure never to be hiring in Green Bay.

“There is nothing better than leaving Lambeau with a victory. There really is nothing better. « 

Asked to compare the locker rooms and the stadium with those of the Vikings, he did not hesitate either.

“The city as a whole is not great. There is nothing pretty. It’s just benches. « 

Kyle Trask and Tom Brady in touch to train together

Did the Buccaneers find Tom Brady’s successor in Kyle Trask? The Florida rookie explained at a press conference that he was contacted very quickly by Brady to help him.

“He contacted me a few days after the draft and asked me how things were going and when was I going to be in town so we could meet and throw a few balls together. It really means something to me. ” Trask explains on NFL Network.

Trask will start his career learning with Tom Brady and Blaine Gabbert.

Howie Roseman wants Jalen Hurts to take the incumbent position to test him

The Eagles and their new coach Nick Sirianni want to start a competition for the starting quarterback spot. But for Howie Roseman, the choice is made and Jalen Hurts is the number one favorite.

« We only judge him over four games as a starter in a very complicated situation with injuries, » explains the general manager of the Eagles on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “But we want to see him take the job and run it and see what he’s going to do for a while. « 

Roseman continues on the need to see Hurts play more:

“Seeing more play one day makes it possible to have real decisions about a player and that applies to Jalen. We are in a situation where we want as much information as possible and give it the best opportunities, build that offensive line and give it weapons in order to put it in a system that uses all of its qualities and see what happens. « 

Robert Saleh forgot he was a head coach

Appointed coach of the Jets 4 months ago, Robert Saleh will have spent 16 years as an assistant and obviously, that leaves habits, since during one of his first training in New York, the former defensive coordinator of the 49ers has forgot for a few seconds that he was now a head coach.

“After the bell, I took my place behind the scrum, being ready to hear the coach’s speech before reminding myself very quickly that I was the coach now. « 

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