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    Getty Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 09, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. The Green Bay Packers may yet be unwilling to admit it, but they will likely need more help on offense before the regular season is out — particularly in the passing game. The franchise has the quarterback position pretty well figured out, with four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers secured to a three-year contract extension during the offseason and a third-year backup in Jordan Love that will continue to command trade interest around the NFL. But the position of wide receiver is another matter altogether. Rodgers knew there would be growing pains for the rookie trio of Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs and Samori Toure, a belief he shared with the Pat McAfee Show on July 6. “It could be a long training camp for the offense,” Rodgers said. “I like the way our defense is looking and playing, and just on paper it looks like they’re going to be pretty formidable,...
    Getty New York Jets wide receiver Jeff Smith congratulates a teammate in 2020. From the outside perspective, there is an ongoing wide receiver battle at New York Jets training camp that’s gotten pretty intense over the past couple of weeks. Every day it feels like someone new grabs the spotlight and with very few roles available — Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson and Braxton Berrios are occupying the first four jobs — that makes for an exciting competition. Having said that, one long-time NYJ reporter is extremely confident in a certain fifth wideout making the roster. If he’s right, that would create a scenario where six players could be fighting for one final spot. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! Jeff Smith Gets Strong Vote of ConfidenceDuring the 2022 Green & White Scrimmage on August 6, Jets X-Factor co-founder and media member Robby Sabo highlighted a special teams effort from wide receiver Jeff Smith. Jermaine Johnson beat D.Kelly off the EDGE, but...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have signed free agent receiver Darrius Shepherd, who played for the Green Bay Packers for two years and played this spring for the New Jersey Generals of the USFL. Shepherd takes the roster spot that opened up when the Broncos’ leading receiver, Tim Patrick, was placed on the IR on Wednesday with a season-ending torn right ACL. Shepherd is a 5-foot-11, 186-pound third-year pro out of North Dakota State who appeared in 14 regular season games with Green Bay from 2019-20, when Broncos first-year coach Nathaniel Hackett was the Packers’ offensive coordinator. Shepherd, who has half a dozen career receptions, played on the practice squads of the Cardinals, Vikings and Steelers last year before signing with the Generals, where he caught 27 passes for 323 yards and a touchdown. The Broncos also signed free agent running back Max Borghi and placed running back Damarea Crockett on IR, also with a torn ACL, which occurred Tuesday about an hour before Patrick got hurt. Borghi is a rookie from Washington State who tallied 2,158...
    Getty The Cowboys could sign Odell Beckham Jr. The Dallas Cowboys could be an “under-the-radar” landing spot for one of the top free agents on the market. Joseph Zucker of Bleacher Report compiled a list of teams that could be possible landing spots for veteran wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., with the Cowboys being among the potential destinations. The 29-year-old receiver remains a free agent as he continues his recovery from a torn ACL injury suffered in Super Bowl LVI. “A reunion with the Los Angeles Rams has always felt the likeliest outcome, even though the reigning champions signed Allen Robinson II,” said Zucker. “The Green Bay Packers check all of the boxes as well since they have a legendary quarterback, a championship-caliber squad and a positional need after trading Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders. Taking those two off the table, the New England Patriots could be in the mix given Beckham’s respect for head coach Bill Belichick. The Dallas Cowboys did little to replace Amari Cooper after trading him to the Cleveland Browns.”Cowboys Lacking Healthy...
    Getty Tavon Austin #7 of of the Jacksonville Jaguars warms up during the NFL London 2021 match between Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 17, 2021 in London, England. The Buffalo Bills are going into training camp with a very crowded wide receiver room, and an insider believes that a former first-round pick and nine-year veteran may be the odd man out. The Bills added some speed and versatility with the signing of 32-year-old Tavon Austin this offseason. He is expected to compete for a job both in the receiving corps and as a return specialist, but The Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia predicted that Austin will be on the bubble and a likely candidate to be cut before the season starts. The latest Bills news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bills newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bills! Austin Faces Uphill BattleBuscaglia noted that the top of the receiving depth chart appears locked in, with Stefon Diggs holding down the No. 1 spot and Gabriel Davis earning No. 2 after a...
    Getty Wide receiver Will Fuller of the Miami Dolphins warms up before a game. The Dallas Cowboys have yet to make a splash in the wide receiver market after the NFL draft, but the team could sign a former Miami Dolphins weapon. Despite the additions of former Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington in free agency and Jalen Tolbert in the third round of the 2022 NFL draft, experience is something still lacking in the Cowboys’ receiver group. Depth WR Noah Brown has the most experience of any Cowboys WR, arriving in the league in 2017. Washington and Michael Gallup were drafted in the 2018 NFL draft, rounding out the three most experienced receivers on the roster. Now, Insider the Star writer Nick Coppola is pointing toward former Dolphins and Houston Texans receiver Will Fuller as an ideal free agency signing for Dallas. “Fuller would be a low-risk, low-cost option that could provide depth to the Cowboys’ WR corps,” Coppola said. “You can never have enough depth, and Fuller also brings experience that Dallas lacks at his position.” There’s...
    Getty Former Chiefs wide receiver Chris Finke has been making an impression since joining the Chicago Bears in May. Asurprising young player has been impressing those in attendance at OTAs and minicamp for the Chicago Bears this offseason. Wide receiver Chris Finke, an undrafted free agent out of the University of Notre Dame, has been mentioned by multiple top insiders as someone who has impressed enough early on to potentially make the team’s final 53-man roster. Finke, 26, spent time on the San Francisco 49ers‘ practice squad in 2020 before landing with the Kansas City Chiefs in May of 2021. There, he worked with current Bears general manager Ryan Poles, who served as Kansas City’s executive director of player personnel at the time. He never saw the field, however, as he was released with an injury settlement in the fall of 2021 and later re-signed in January of 2022. The Bears picked him up after Chiefs waived him in May, and he has been impressing ever since. Takeaways from #Bears day 1 minicamp:Fields was picked by Jaylon Johnson. (...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Vikings are adding to their wide receiver corps, signing free agent Albert Wilson. Wilson started his career in Kansas City and most recently played for Miami. The 5-foot-9 speedster has 2,499 total yards and 12 touchdowns across seven seasons. Albert Wilson (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) His best statistical season came in 2017 with the Chiefs, when he caught 42 passes for 554 yards and three touchdowns. Wilson will likely compete for the No. 4 receiver spot behind Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn. The Vikings waived second-year running back A.J. Rose Jr. to free a roster spot for Wilson.
    The Chiefs receiving group loses another top target after Mecole Hardman tweaked his hamstring during yesterday’s OTA practice.  After trading Tyreek Hill to Miami, the Kansas City Chiefs made receiver one of their focuses of the 2022 offseason. Unfortunate for the red and gold, it appears they will be down another receiver for a few days. On Thursday, head coach Andy Reid reported wide receiver Mecole Hardman has tweaked his hamstring during OTA practices. Hardman was absent from Thursday’s practice and likely will be sidelined for the rest of this session of OTAs, as well as the slate scheduled for June 7-10.Mecole Hardman’s injury is extremely misfortunate for him, given his current contract and roster spot.Even before trading Hill, Kansas City made great additions to their wide receiver room, bringing in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling to add some depth that has been missing from that group since the departure of Sammy Watkins a few seasons ago. They also grabbed great hands in the draft, picking up Skyy Moore in the second round and making waves by picking up undrafted...
    Getty N'Keal Harry N ‘Keal Harry’s NFL career hasn’t started off well but the New England Patriots might be able to give the wide receiver a fresh start in a familiar setting. To say that Harry has been a bust almost seems like an understatement. In three seasons, Harry has only been able to rack up 57 receptions for 598 yards and four touchdowns. With Harry being drafted in the first round, that isn’t the level of production that New England is looking for. ALL the latest Patriots news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Patriots newsletter here! Harry put in a trade request prior to the 2021 season. Unfortunately for the wide receiver, the Patriots were unable to find a trade partner. Prior to the start of the 2021 season, Harry said he wasn’t focused on a trade. “Right now, I’m really not worried about anything trade-wise,” Harry told the media in July of 2021. “I’m focused on how to be the best version of myself on the field, going out there, working hard and...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have an idea when it comes to their expectations for their first-round draft picks, defensive back Trent McDuffie and defensive end George Karlaftis, at their rookie minicamp this weekend. The same goes for the rest of their draft class, most of whom they scouted and interviewed on numerous occasions. But there also are some intriguing rookies who were not selected in last week’s draft that could carve out a roster spot with the defending AFC West champions, beginning with Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross, a once-budding star whose career was threatened by a congenital spine disorder that ultimately required surgery. “Like a lot of these guys,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said, “whether you’re a first-round pick or second-round pick, you’ve got to come in here and learn the playbook. You’ve got to have confidence in the coaching staff to execute your assignments. You have to have the confidence in Pat (Mahomes) for him to trust you to execute your assignment, and if he can do that, I’d say talent-wise, as...
    Getty The Steelers could be a potential destination for Deebo Samuel. The Pittsburgh Steelers could be a potential destination for one of the league’s most versatile receivers. According to Kevin Patra of NFL.com, the Steelers should be considered one of several potential landing spots for San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel. The 2021 Pro Bowler and First-Team All-Pro selection has reportedly requested a trade and wants out of San Francisco. “At the dawn of the post-Ben Roethlisberger era, what better way to bolster Mitchell Trubisky (or a rookie QB) than by adding a receiver who can get hidden yardage after the catch,” says Patra. “Pittsburgh doesn’t traditionally make splashes on offense, but as we get into a new era of Steelers football, snagging Deebo would immediately keep Mike Tomlin’s club a contender. Samuel and Diontae Johnson would be a dangerous duo for any defense, simultaneously buffering the next full-time signal-caller.”What Samuel Brings to the SteelersPatra isn’t wrong in his assessment of Samuel’s potential addition to the Steelers. Adding the 26-year-old receiver to the mix would give the Steelers one of...
    Getty Julio Jones (right) could be a fit for the Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys have had a quiet offseason, but there is still plenty of talented veteran free agents who remain unsigned. It is no secret that the Cowboys have a need at wide receiver after trading Amari Cooper to the Browns, and seven-time Pro Bowler Julio Jones is available after being released by the Titans. The Athletic’s Jon Machota listed Jones as one of the top remaining free agents who is a potential fit for the Cowboys. Jones has a connection to Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn from their time together in Atlanta. “The seven-time Pro Bowler is 33. He has played in only 19 games over the past two seasons,” Machota wrote on April 21, 2022. “If there is any gas left in the tank, perhaps Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn might suggest Jones is worth adding to the mix at the right price. Quinn was Atlanta’s head coach during Jones’ most productive NFL seasons, which included five consecutive years of at least 1,300...
    Getty The Broncos are considered a perfect "landing spot" for Antonio Brown. The Denver Broncos are considered the “best” landing spot for one of the most accomplished wide receivers in the NFL, according to one analyst. According to Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus, the Broncos are the top landing spot for seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown lasted played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2021 season where he was last seen walking off in the middle of the team’s Week 17 game versus the New York Jets following a sideline spat with then-head coach Bruce Arians. The Buccaneers released Brown shortly after the game. Spielberger attributes Russell Wilson’s friendship with Brown as a reason for why the Broncos should consider adding the 33-year-old receiver. “Russell Wilson attempted to recruit Brown to the Seattle Seahawks, and it’s possible that Seattle’s unwillingness to make the move — or at least similar moves over the years — played a minor role in Wilson’s decision to waive his no-trade clause and join the Denver Broncos,” says Spielberger.Brown’s...
    Getty Images Coach Kliff Kingsbury looks on during a game in 2021. The clock keeps ticking on the Arizona Cardinals to add a wide receiver. With the departure of Christian Kirk in free agency, the Cardinals will be losing 103 targets from the 2021 team. Of course, the Cardinals can simply draft a wide receiver through the draft from April 28-30. But with Arizona controlling the 23rd overall pick, there could be numerous teams swarming for wideouts before them. According to CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin, the Cowboys are considered a potential landing spot for five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness “With Christian Kirk gone and A.J. Green still unsigned, Arizona suddenly needs some proven depth alongside DeAndre Hopkins out wide,” said Benjamin. “Landry makes all the sense in the world as a target machine/safety valve for Kyler Murray.” ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here! Join Heavy on Cardinals! Landry Situation...
    Getty The Cowboys could look to target Julio Jones in free agency, according to one analyst. The Dallas Cowboys are still on the hunt for a receiver. Following an offseason in which the Cowboys parted ways with Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson, Dallas could use another veteran receiver to add to the fold. According to CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin, the Cowboys are considered a potential landing spot for seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones. “After dealing Amari Cooper and letting Cedrick Wilson Jr. walk, Dallas is expecting more from CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, which is fine,” says Benjamin. “But Jones has the big name that’ll appeal to Jerry Jones, and he’d still be a red-zone weapon for Dak Prescott.”Cowboys Lack Depth at Receiver Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness At the current moment, the Cowboys’ wide receiver depth chart after No. 1 option CeeDee Lamb looks like this: Michael Gallup, James Washington, Simi Fehoko and Noah Brown. Gallup is expected to miss the first two-to-three...
    With Tyreek Hill quickly out of Kansas City via trade, the Chiefs already have a potential replacement lined up for a March 23 visit.  The Chiefs front office did an impeccable job strengthening their offensive line last season, turning it into one of the NFL’s best units in 2021. But every offseason tends to undo the diligent work of the year before, and 2022 is no different. As soon as the Chiefs try to retool their wide receiver room by adding Juju Smith-Schuster, Tyreek Hill now has to be replaced after he was traded to the Miami Dolphins. Hill went to the Miami Dolphins within an hour of news broke he was allowed to seek a trade, but earlier in the day, NFL reporter Nick Shook divulged that the Green Bay Packers were also interested in Tyreek Hill. Without Davante Adams, a deal in Green Bay would have made sense for all involved, especially since Green Bay could lose a key receiver to Kansas City.Chiefs could sign Packers receiver to replace Tyreek Hill“Replacing” Hill is virtually impossible, as he remains...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. The Green Bay Packers have already spent a great deal of money this offseason, but a major void remains on the roster. The team sent shockwaves through the NFL when it agreed Thursday, March 17 to trade All Pro wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for a first-round pick and a second-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. The Packers had locked Adams into a deal for 2022 at a price of $20.14 million via the franchise tag the week before but decided to trade the wideout after he said he would sit out the season rather than play on the one-year contract. Green Bay’s unexpected move left the team with one enormously important question: To whom will quarterback Aaron Rodgers throw the ball now that his No. 1 option is gone? The rest of the receivers currently on the Packers’ roster range from mediocre to unproven, which means Green Bay will probably have to sign a free agent to take over the position group’s top spot....
    BUFFALO BILLS (12-7) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Mitch Trubisky, WRs Isaiah McKenzie and Emmanuel Sanders, CB Levi Wallace, RBs Matt Breida and Taiwan Jones, DLs Jerry Hughes, Harrison Philips, Mario Addison, Vernon Butler and Efe Obada, OLs Ike Boettger and Bobby Hart. RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: OL Ryan Bates and DL Justin Zimmer. NEEDS: GM Brandon Beane has a decision to weigh. Stick with the players he’s familiar with or plug the team’s needs in free agency, and with little room to maneuver under the salary cap. The path he chooses will determine what premium the Bills place on re-signing Hughes, who still presents a pass-rushing threat and brings value as a team leader, and Phillips, a 2018 third-round draft pick coming off his best season. Buffalo will most likely have a hole at the starting cornerback spot opposite Tre’Davious White, with Wallace expected to test the market. White, meantime, is on track to return after having season-ending knee surgery in December. The Bills’ depth at receiver is also being drained. McKenzie is a pending unrestricted free agent, Sanders has...
    Getty The Buccaneers could be in the hunt for a veteran wide receiver in free agency. As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to reshuffle their roster, a veteran receiver may emerge as one of their targets in the offseason. According to CBS Sports’ Jordan Dajani, New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder should be one free agent the Buccaneers “prioritize” in signing. Tampa Bay lost slot receiver Antonio Brown following his sideline spat with head coach Bruce Arians towards the end of the 2021 regular season. They could very well lose star wideout Chris Godwin as he enters free agency. Dajani mentions how Crowder could be a cost-efficient, worthwhile replacement for the two star receivers. “Tampa Bay lost Antonio Brown and could lose Godwin as well,” says Dajani. “The Bucs don’t have the most cap space this offseason, so let’s find an underrated weapon who could make an immediate impact. I’m thinking Jamison Crowder. The slot weapon has led the Jets in receiving in two out of his three seasons in New York, and is a receiver who...
    Getty The New England Patriots could show an interest in Jarvis Landry. The New England Patriots could target one of the top possession receivers in the NFL this offseason. According to Alex Kay of Bleacher Report, the Patriots are a “potential landing spot” for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry. The 29-year-old could soon become a free agent if the Browns opt to release Landry. Landry is about the enter the final year of his contract with the Browns and Cleveland could save $15 million by releasing the veteran receiver. Kay points towards the Patriots’ need for a No. 1 receiver and Bill Belichick’s history of bringing in disgruntled veterans as reasons why New England could look Landry’s way. ” (Mac) Jones rewarded the Patriots’ decision to make him a Week 1 starter, ultimately leading them to a 10-7 record and playoff appearance,” says Kay. “He did so without any high-end wideouts on the roster, which New England should rectify during free agency and/or the draft.” Kay then references Belichick’s past with veteran wide receivers such as Randy...
    Getty New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh going through a hot practice during the summer. The 2022 offseason has officially begun for the NFL as the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56, 23-20. This will turn up the heat on rampant free agency speculation ahead of the NFL combine at the end of February. With that on the forefront, one insider believes the New York Jets could be in a perfect position to risk it to get the biscuit. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! A Potential Return to the Big Apple YOU’RE A #SUPERBOWL CHAMPION, @OBJ! pic.twitter.com/1j5etbhEkX — Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) February 14, 2022 On Sunday veteran wideout Odell Beckham Jr won the first Super Bowl championship of his career as a member of the Rams. He caught two passes for 52 yards including the first touchdown of the game. OBJ would’ve had more if it weren’t for a knee injury he suffered during the...
    Getty Images Mike Williams of the Los Angeles Chargers. The Cleveland Browns will be looking at all their options to upgrade their wide receiver room next season and impending free agent Mike Williams is someone the team will keep an eye on. Bleacher Report named the Browns as one of five potential landing spots for Williams this offseason, citing the team’s lack of talent and uncertainty at the position: Williams could provide the spark that the Browns are seeking, especially after cutting ties with Odell Beckham Jr. midway through the season. OBJ’s departure left the receivers room devoid of proven talent outside of veteran Jarvis Landry, who dealt with nagging injuries and a drop in production this season. Landry remains under contract for 2022 and would not be the only Cleveland player revitalized by a player of Williams’ caliber joining the fray. Williams was the No. 7 pick in the 2017 draft and while he hasn’t turned into a true No. 1 wide receiver, his explosive ability with the ball in his hands could make him an asset...
    Getty JuJu Smith-Schuster with Diontae Johnson. The Las Vegas Raiders were a playoff team in 2021 but they still have some roster issues to sort out before they can realistically compete for a Super Bowl. One of the biggest needs the team has heading into the offseason is wide receiver. While Hunter Renfrow is a great slot receiver and Bryan Edwards has shown flashes of potential, Las Vegas needs a No. 1 option. There are pricey free agent targets like Davante Adams or Chris Godwin but the Raiders may want to use their money elsewhere. Should the team look to sign a cheaper option, there will still be some fits in free agency. Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report believes that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster could be a strong option: The Las Vegas Raiders might be the perfect landing spot for Smith-Schuster. They have a Pro Bowl quarterback in Derek Carr, they were a playoff team this past season, and they have enough cap room ($21.4 million) to make Smith-Schuster a fair offer. The Raiders have great...
    Getty Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson. With the hire of Josh McDaniels as head coach, the Las Vegas Raiders have committed to being an offensive team. McDaniels has spent a long time being an offensive guru with the New England Patriots and will now bring his knowledge west. The Raiders have some good pieces to work with already. The coach has to be gitty about getting to work with Derek Carr, Darren Waller, Josh Jacobs and Hunter Renfrow. However, there’s still one glaring need on the offense. The team needs a true No. 1 wide receiver who can stretch the field. Waller and Renfrow can do that occasionally but they need a more consistent deep threat. Luckily, there are a lot of great options in free agency this offseason. Davante Adams is the prize of the class but he could prove to be too pricey. If the Raiders don’t want to pay his price tag, Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson would be a logical fit, according to Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report: Adding Robinson to a receiving...
    Getty The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could target Juju Smith-Schuster as a new receiver. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be on the search for a new wide receiver this offseason. Entering the 2021 season, the Buccaneers had the strongest group of wide receivers in the league. With established receivers such as Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown in the mix, Tampa Bay had a group of former Pro Bowlers and 1,000-yard receivers from side of the field to the other end. However, as the Buccaneers prepare to defend their Super Bowl title in the postseason, only one receiver (Evans) is left in the mix. According to Pro Football Network’s Dallas Robinson, the Buccaneers may target Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Juju Smith-Schuster. “The Super Bowl champions began the year with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown as their starting wide receiver trio,” says Robinson. “Entering the first round of the playoffs, the Buccaneers are down to Evans and … not a whole lot else. Godwin tore his ACL in late December, and he’ll be a free agent after playing...
    Getty Images Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley. The Cleveland Browns need to improve the wide receiver room this offseason and a name that could be an interesting option for the team is Atlanta Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley. The Browns were among time teams selected as = top landing spot for Ridley by Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports. Cleveland has bigger issues to address than WR — namely, Baker Mayfield’s standing at QB and Kevin Stefanski’s approach as head coach. But Jarvis Landry is a potential cap casualty, and the Browns are lacking consistent pop out wide. If they want to remain in the hunt, Ridley would offer the big-play talent that Odell Beckham Jr. was supposed to. Other landing spots listed for Ridley included: the Colts, 49ers, Raiders, Jaguars, Bears, Dolphins, Eagles and Patriots.Trade for Ridley Would Have Huge Upside for BrownsRidley played just five games this season, stepping away after Week 7 to deal with a personal matter. Ridley managed 31 catches for 281 yards and a pair of scores last season. However, he has a massive ceiling....
    Former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was named one of the first four head coaches to lead the 2022 revival of the United States Football League. Haley’s team, the Tampa Bay Bandits, has yet to add to its roster of 32 open spots (waiting on February’s player selection committee), but they’ve already got eyes on their first overall pick: Antonio Brown. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrates after catching a 1-yard touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) As relayed by Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson, Brown’s interview on the Full Send Podcast noted that the receiver had been in contact with the newly named coach of the Bandits, already receiving requests to join the team. Robinson tweeted, "Antonio Brown just had @fullsendpodcast read an alleged text from Todd Haley asking Brown to come play for him in the USFL. Please respond to this tweet with the proper...
    Getty The Seahawks could lure Antonio Brown for Russell Wilson. The Seattle Seahawks could emerge as a potential landing spot for one of the most accomplished receivers in NFL history. As unlikely as it seems right now, Antonio Brown could return to the NFL. While the scenario seems dim due to Brown’s recent scene with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we’re still awaiting official explanation from Brown’s camp. If the explanation seems believable and works in Brown’s favor, that could possibly open the doors for another stint with an NFL team. According to CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson, the veteran receiver can have another job in the league if he wants one. “If Antonio Brown wants a job on another team in the NFL, he can have one,” says Anderson. “That is not an opinion. That is what I know.” Based upon that knowledge and the fact that Russell Wilson has vouched for Brown in the past, CBS Sports’ Jeff Kerr believes the Seattle Seahawks could be a possible landing spot for the 33-year-old receiver. “The Seahawks were another team...
    Getty New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder extends for a catch on November 14, 2021. The Kansas City Chiefs managed to get some production out of their auxiliary weapons in Week 16 but a popular theme this season has been that Patrick Mahomes could use some more help outside of Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Mecole Hardman still ranks third in receiving yardage on the year but his usage has dropped a cliff since Week 9. Over the following six games, the former second-round pick has only been targeted five times once and Week 14 was his only outing with 50-plus receiving yards. Byron Pringle has replaced Hardman as the starter at times but even he’s been hit or miss. The undrafted product had a monster performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers with six catches for 75 yards and two touchdowns. At the same time, he’s only exceeded 30 receiving yards twice from Weeks 8-15. Mahomes still needs another reliable target and one NFL analyst suggested a solution. ALL the latest Chiefs news straight to your inbox! Join...
    Getty Jerry Jones is always willing to make a splash. Odell Beckham Jr. has been the talk of the NFL, and it did not take long for the Dallas Cowboys to be mentioned as a potential landing spot for the star receiver. CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin has the Cowboys as the No. 7 team on his list of top ten landing spots for Beckham. “How spicy would this be? Dallas doesn’t need WR help, with Dak Prescott comfortably in the MVP conversation thanks to help from CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper,” Benjamin detailed. “OBJ also wouldn’t necessarily get an abundance of work in such a crowded room. But Michael Gallup has been banged up, and Jerry Jones could view this like an Antonio Brown-to-the-Buccaneers kind of move: a luxury addition to a Super Bowl-caliber lineup. As for Odell, what could be better than getting the America’s Team stage before a potential return to free agency, and maybe getting another shot at the Giants along the way?” ALL the latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join...
    Getty The Packers could acquire DeSean Jackson before the trade deadline. The Green Bay Packers could be in the market for another receiving weapon following Robert Tonyan’s season-ending ACL injury. News of the severity of Tonyan’s injury were confirmed by his agent early Friday afternoon on October 29. With the Packers already operating without Marques Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) since Week 3, the Packers have been playing with a depleted receiving corps the entire season. With the trade deadline near on Nov. 2, the Packers could be in play for another weapon for Aaron Rodgers. According to CBS Sports’ Bryan DeArdo, the Los Angeles Rams‘ DeSean Jackson is a possible option for Green Bay. “Green Bay just suffered the loss of tight end Robert Tonyan, so the Packers may be in the market for a new receiver to help offset that loss,” says DeArdo. “The Packers went out and signed Randall Cobb at Aaron Rodgers’ request this offseason, so it’s not unreasonable to think that they would do the same with Jackson if Rodgers makes a similar request.” ALL the latest Packers...
    SNLs Newest Castmember Opens Season 47 Premiere With Joe Biden Press Conference Tesla sees big jump in third quarter car production There is no doubt over which two teams should rank atop the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. Instead, the debate is over which of this pair deserves to be No. 1. © Gary Cosby, USA TODAY Sports The Alabama Crimson Tide sent a message in a big win against Ole Miss. Is it mighty Alabama, still unbeaten after a 42-21 win against No. 12 Mississippi that was more dominant than the score suggests? Or is it powerful Georgia, which destroyed No. 11 Arkansas 37-0 and has the nation's best defense in nearly every major category? From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day. After one week of October, these two teams are unquestionably at the front of the pack in the Football Bowl Subdivision and miles ahead of the other primary contenders for the College Football Playoff. Several teams that even flirted with No. 1 consideration, whether...
    Getty Former Cardinals receiver John Brown is looking for a new home. The Seattle Seahawks spent many seasons trying to find a way to slow down speedy wideout John Brown during his tenure with the Arizona Cardinals. After requesting his release from the Raiders, Brown is looking for a new home, and Bleacher Report’s Brad Gagnon sees the Seahawks as a potential fit. “There’s no doubting standout Seahawks starting receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, but Russell Wilson’s lost his No. 3 receiver from last season when David Moore signed with the Carolina Panthers,” Gagnon detailed. “We still don’t totally know what to expect from rookie second-rounder D’Wayne Eskridge, and sophomore sixth-rounder Freddie Swain doesn’t exactly move the needle. “Wilson made it clear this offseason he wants more support. He and new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron would likely appreciate the opportunity to let Brown occasionally sprint outside opposite Metcalf with Lockett in the slot.” Brown Ran the 40-Yard Dash in 4.34 SecondsBrown played a key role on the Cardinals offense from 2014 to 2017 as the...
    Getty NKeal Harry The New England Patriots have played just one preseason game, but the past 2-4 weeks have still been pretty eventful for polarizing wide receiver N’Keal Harry. After asking for a trade before training camp, a motivated and physically-fit Harry has proceeded to shine in the early going. Some will make the argument he has been the Patriots’ best receiver during camp. While that might be the case, what has become an even more intriguing thought of late is Harry’s potential for blending his pass-catching duties as tight end. It’s something we’ve heard mentioned for the past two years from Patriots fans who have noticed the 24-year-old’s muscular 6’4″ 225-pound frame. Harry’s power, mean streak and proficiency as a blocker would seemingly allow him to fill in at the spot if needed. Based on some recent developments at tight end, the Patriots might need him.Injuries at Tight End Could Change ThingsBoth of the Patriots’ prized free-agent signings at tight end have dealt with injuries during the offseason. Hunter Henry has been out with an injured shoulder....
    Hundreds of U.S. cities adopted climate plans. Few have met the goals, but its not too late. Hillicon Valley: Senate package brings cybersecurity billions | Twitter suspends Taylor Greene, again | Amazon gets NSA contract © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The 49ers took wide receiver Jalen Hurd in the third round of the 2019 NFL draft expecting him to develop into a playmaker. Instead, he still hasn’t played. Now it’s fair to ask whether he’ll ever play. Hurd missed his first season with a back injury and his second season with a knee injury, and after he missed practice today for reasons that haven’t been specified, coach Kyle Shanahan said Hurd is fighting for a roster spot. “I know he’s battling back from a serious injury,” Shanahan said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “We know the potential that he has, and the upside, and how much we think he can help us. But he’s got to show that. And there’s not a lot of time left. We want to...
    SANTA CLARA — The 49ers went another practice without Jalen Hurd, and the oft-injured wide receiver isn’t enhancing his chances of making the roster out of training camp. “It hurts it,” coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday. “I know he’s battling back from a serious injury. We know the potential he has, the upside and how much we think he can help us. “But he’s got to show that. There’s not a lot of time left.” Hurd is a year removed from an anterior cruciate ligament tear, and two years removed from his exhibition debut that featured two touchdown catches against the Dallas Cowboys that created enormous expectations. Having missed his rookie year with a back injury and last year in ACL rehab, Hurd was being brought along gradually the first two weeks of camp. He made cameos on third-string units last week, totaled one reception, participated in Saturday’s position drills at Levi’s Stadium and, once again, vanished. “We want to be smart with him. I know some things were bothering him today,” Shanahan said. “Hopefully...
    Getty Justin Jefferson #18 of the Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers. Minnesota Vikings second-year star wide receiver Justin Jefferson went down with a shoulder injury on Friday that left fans holding their breath at Vikings training camp. Multiple sources confirmed Jefferson suffered an AC joint sprain in his shoulder after falling to the ground during a drill. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport followed up after the team ran several tests and found that Jefferson’s sprain is minor and he is considered “day-to-day” and will not be impacted long term by the injury, per a source. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! From Inside Training Camp Live: A sigh of relief for #Vikings WR Justin Jefferson. pic.twitter.com/vdTWCOptYR — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 7, 2021 “I’m hearing a big-time sigh of relief in Minnesota for Justin Jefferson, one of the best young players on their team and really one of the best young receivers in all of the...
    Giants’ wide receiver core shaping up to be an all-out battle for roster spots Alexander Wilson August 9, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Last season, New York Giants receiver John Ross might’ve been starting Week 1, but now he’s simply fighting for a roster spot at the back-end of the unit. A lot has happened over the past few months. The Giants bolstered the offense, adding Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney to the WR corps. With only two spots left for the taking, several receivers are gunning for a chance to land on the 53 man active roster. It’s coming down to Ross, Dante Pettis, David Sills, Austin Mack, and CJ Board. Ross, Sills, and Board have looked the best thus far during camp, but with only two of the three having real NFL experience, the Giants have a tough decision to make with Sills, who is a traditional wideout dominating in the red zone during specific drills. The former West Virginia standout...
    More On: new york giants Third Giants player retires in bizarre week Daniel Jones has done one thing Jason Garrett never did in NFL Giants starting offensive lineman getting reps at other position Giants finally can start to mold tantalizing new weapon David Sills’ rise with the Giants can be traced to two smart offseason decisions: Taking over the spare bedroom at his sister’s house and signing up for an airline miles rewards account. That’s how Sills attached himself to the hip of Daniel Jones — a connection that has paid off during training camp because the receiver with zero games played over his first two NFL seasons is one of the favorite targets of the starting quarterback. “Basically, this guy followed Daniel around the country,” Giants head coach Joe Judge said. “Wherever Daniel was, he was going to be there to catch passes. That’s someone who you can tell has really invested in himself to give it every shot he has.” Jones spent most of his offseason in Charlotte, N.C., where Sills’ sister and brother-in-law happen to reside....
    (CBS Local)-The 2021 NFL season is on the horizon and that means it’s time to prepare for your fantasy football draft. After an offseason and summer of transactions and changes around the league, it can take a minute to refresh your memory before you’re on the clock. With that in mind, we took a look at the CBSSports.com expert rankings for each position from Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Heath Cummings and have compiled top 10 lists for each based on what a player’s average ranking was across the three lists. Today it’s time to look at the wide receivers where it’s a tight battle for the top spot. READ MORE: Allegheny County Health Director Says Delta Variant Is Fueling Rising Cases, Hospitalizations Other Positions: Top 10 QBs | Top 10 RBs | 1) Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs (Avg. Rank 1.3) Projected Fantasy Points: 226, 13.3 per game Hill and Adams are basically the 1A and 1B options at the wide receiver spot and that was borne out by their stats last season as Adams finished with 243...
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