Seahawks QB Russell Wilson remains Antonio Brown's biggest advocate in Seattle: 'Hopefully he gets to play football again'
RENTON, Wash. — If the Seahawks’ pursuit of controversial receiver Antonio Brown might strike some as odd, one reason for their interest is that the biggest advocate for the team possibly adding him is Seattle’s most important player and most visible face — quarterback Russell Wilson.That, too, might strike some as odd given Wilson’s spotless reputation, as some wonder if advocating for the team to add Brown runs counter to Wilson’s many public off-field stances.In his most extensive comments about Brown during his regular Thursday Zoom call with media, Wilson recounted getting to know Brown a...
The Seattle Times
Raiders' entire starting offensive line goes on COVID list after Trent Brown's reported positive test
The Raiders remained in limbo Thursday, waiting to see if any or all of their starting offensive linemen as well as safety Johnathan Abram will be available for their Week 7 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.One thing they know for sure — even if they get them back Sunday, it will be without the benefit of practice.At issue, according to an NFL Network report, is a positive COVID-19 test by offensive lineman Trent Brown coupled with the belief that Brown “had not been consistently wearing his tracking device” mandated by the NFL, and that offensive linemen were seen on video together not w...
The Mercury News
Fantasy football Week 7: Start and sit
Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill continues to roll, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins continues to reel and Tampa Bay’s defense continues to wreak havoc. Here’s a look back at Week 6’s games:———WEEK 6 RECAPTitans 42, Texans 36 (OT): Ryan Tannehill’s 16-game pace: 4,378 passing yards and 42 passing touchdowns against only six interceptions. Toss in another 246 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns for good measure. Tannehill is a top-five fantasy quarterback who has earned our trust against an elite defense like Pittsburgh.Colts 31, Bengals 27: Joe Burrow had zero passing touchdowns for th...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
NFL moves Raiders-Buccaneers game off Sunday Night Football
The NFL announced the Raiders’ game against Tampa Bay, originally scheduled for Sunday Night Football, has been changed to a Sunday afternoon kickoff because of concerns about the Raiders’ COVID-19 issues.The league said Thursday the switch is a precautionary measure because of the uncertainty over the possibility that multiple Raiders players were exposed to COVID-19 through offensive lineman Trent Brown, which might put Sunday’s game in jeopardy. Thus, the Raiders’ home game against the Buccaneers at Allegiant Stadium has been changed to a 1:05 p.m. kickoff on FOX.Brown is on the Raiders’ co...
The Mercury News
Why Le'Veon Bell thinks Chiefs could rejuvenate best days of his career
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Le’Veon Bell’s first public remarks as a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs took a look backward, with acknowledgment that his last stop was an objective bust. With recognition that somehow, after four years as one of the most dynamic backs in football, he became one of its statistical worst.But that occupied about 10 seconds of a 10-minute video press conference Wednesday afternoon.The theme for the rest: Bell is betting things will be different in Kansas City than they were in New York.He’s betting he will be different.He illustrated a facet of reasons, followed with ...
The Kansas City Star
Marcus Hayes: 7 reasons to believe in the Eagles
The Eagles are a one-win team. On merit.That doesn’t necessarily mean they are a bad team, nor does it mean that they are a hopeless team. The former occasionally has been true this season, particularly against the Rams. The latter has never been true, particularly in the NFC East, where 1-4-1 lands the Eagles in second place.With a bullet.As wretched as their record stands, and as flawed as their roster lies, these Birds aren’t cooked. Their point differential in their last four games is just minus-4. They came back to tie the Bengals, won at San Francisco, trailed the Steelers by two points ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Omar Kelly: Dolphins players wonder why QB change was made now
Why now?That’s the main question Miami Dolphins players found themselves asking each other when the news about a change being made at quarterback for the team they played for scrolled across their television, or their social media timeline.Then group messages erupted among them.Everyone in the organization — including former starter Ryan Fitzpatrick — knew Tua Time was eventually coming. All it took was one bad performance for Fitzpatrick, an injury, or a losing streak for Miami’s coaches to justify pushing Tua Tagovailoa into the starting lineup.The players knew this.Tagovailoa is expected to...
Matt Calkins: Should the Seahawks roll the dice on Antonio Brown?
SEATTLE — Was there any doubt that their name was going to pop up first?When it came to Antonio Brown’s potential destination, you had to figure the Seahawks were going to be the team grabbing the headlines, right?If there is A-list talent on the market, Seattle is going to pursue it (see: Jadeveon Clowney, Jamal Adams and Jimmy Graham). If there is a player with off-the-field issues, Seattle rarely balks (see: Frank Clark, Mychal Kendricks and Josh Gordon).When ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that the Seahawks were one of the teams looking at Brown — the troubled wide receiver whose s...
The Seattle Times
Newest Raider Irving looks to shake off the rust and redeem himself following suspension
The Raiders got their first look at defensive end David Irving in an actual practice Wednesday and coach Jon Gruden wasn’t inclined to make any predictions about a future role on the 53-man roster.A 6-foot-7, 290-pound edge player, Irving was signed Tuesday to the Raiders’ practice squad just two days after being reinstated by the NFL for being in violation of the league’s policy on substances of abuse.Irving last played for the Dallas Cowboys in 2018, when he went on indefinite suspension after two games. Irving later said his suspension was for marijuana use and he was critical of the league...
The Mercury News
Matt Patricia explains how Detroit Lions make deals at NFL trade deadline
The NFL’s trade deadline is less than two weeks away and it’s hard to say whether the Detroit Lions will be buyers or sellers.They are 2-3, but have won two of their past three games and could easily be 3-2 if rookie running back D’Andre Swift had held on to Matthew Stafford’s perfect pass in the final seconds of the season-opening loss to the Chicago Bears.The Lions have two games before the Nov. 3 deadline, and the results of those games might go a long way in determining whether the Lions would rather acquire talent or draft picks.Lions coach Matt Patricia on Wednesday offered a limited exp...
Detroit Free Press