No explanation of the cut to 53 is possible without first explaining the categories of eligibility in which players must be placed to define their regular-season eligibility and pay status. The following is a short description of those categories: Active: The player is on the 53-man roster. He’s eligible to play, which is modified only […]
Tuesday AUG. 23 Jessie Bates Returns to Bengals 2020 Second-team All-Pro safety Jessie Bates reported to the Bengals today. Cincinnati—coming off a Super Bowl Appearance—placed the franchise tag on their star DB back in March. Bates decided to hold out in hopes of negotiating a new long-term deal. Without a deal in place, and with […]
In this video, former NFL coach Eric Mangini explains why the second preseason game is the most vital for NFL teams. He explains how this weekend is the most important because it’s often referred to as the dress rehearsal.
He mentions how this is a normal progression for most teams and how the early days of camp are about teaching the core concepts and incorporating concepts you are carrying through to the season. It’s also a time to incorporate the new players coming into the franchise. Mangini emphasizes how using the dress rehearsal to work on game flow and game planning is important for any NFL team and coaching staff.
Jameis Winston left practice early on Monday after suffering an ankle injury. Although early reports are saying this specific injury isn’t anything serious, it’s worth wondering where the Saints would stand if the oft-injured Winston is forced to miss any significant time this season. Back-up quarterback Andy Dalton took the remainder of the first team […]
DJ Chark Makes an impression A former 1000-yard receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars, DJ Chark signed a one year deal with the Detroit Lions this offseason. The early returns in camp seem to be solid. Chark had Lions fans charged up after a spectacular catch he made in practice. The throw—from Lions QB Jared […]