Thursday, Dec. 22
NFL Finalized Sunday Ticket Deal With Google
The NFL announced they have officially sold the rights for Sunday Ticket to Google, NFL Media reported. The agreement grants Google the rights to exclusively distribute Sunday Ticket in the U.S., via their Youtube TV and Youtube Primetime Channels, starting with the 2023 NFL season.
“We’re excited to bring NFL Sunday Ticket to Youtube TV and Youtube PrimeTime Channels and usher in a new era of how fans across the United States watch and enjoy the NFL,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Not only could the deal have an impact on how fans interact with the game, but the deal could also cause an increase in the league’s salary cap for next season, among other more concrete impacts.
Tannehill Ruled Out
Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against the Texans, ESPN reported. Rookie third-round pick Malik Willis will make his third start of the season in Tannehill’s place.
Tannehill injured his ankle early in the team’s Week 15 loss to the Chargers. He left the game for a brief period before returning and playing the rest of the game.
Minshew Mania in Philly
The Eagles are expected to start Gardner Minshew against the Cowboys this week with Jalen Hurts recovering from a shoulder injury, coach Nick Sirianni told reporters.
This was an expected move as Hurts’ injury was reported on Monday, and he didn’t practice on Wednesday. Win a win, Minshew and the Eagles can clinch the NFC’s No. 1 seed and the NFC East.
Ben Jones Placed IR
Tennessee Titans center Ben Jones has been placed on injured reserve after suffering his second concussion of the season, the team announced.
Jones suffered his most recent concussion this past Sunday against the Chargers. He will be out for the next four weeks but he would be eligible for return if the Titans advance to the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Ravens’ Huntley Announced as Starter
Quarterback Tyler Huntley will start for the team in their game against the Falcons on Saturday, coach John Harbaugh announced. This will be the third consecutive start for Huntley as Lamar Jackson continues to rehab from a sprained PCL suffered against the Broncos on Dec. 4.
Chase Young Ready For Season Debut
Defensive end Chase Young has been cleared by the Commanders and is set for his season debut on Saturday against the 49ers, coach Ron Rivera announced.
Young tore his ACL in Week 10 of the 2021 NFL season and has been on injured reserve for the majority of this season. He was added to the active roster on Nov. 21 and was close to playing multiple times. He’ll finally make his return as the Commanders look to make a push for a playoff berth.
Hendrickson Set to Play Despite Wrist
Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson will play Saturday against the Patriots despite having a broken wrist, NFL Media reported.
Hendrickson broke his wrist against the Browns in Week 14 and was expected to miss several weeks. Coach Zac Taylor previously announced he would avoid being put on injured reserve and now he is set to play.