Davante Adams, ready to resume extension talks with Green Bay
This Monday came the News that the Packers and QB Aaron Rodgers are about to reach an agreement that will guarantee the stay of the current NFL MVP in the team at least during the 2021 season. However, the news has collateral benefits for Green Bay and is that now , WR Davante Adams, who had broken any kind of talks Regarding a contract extension, he is willing to resume the talks to also extend his stay with the Packers.
Adams is currently in the final year of his contract and this Monday Adam Schefter of ESPN He noted that he is now open to resuming discussions on a new agreement. The new modified contract for Rodgers would reportedly free up space against the salary cap in future seasons to use in an eventual Adams extension. This does not mean that the two parties will reach an agreement, but the prospect of Adams continuing his career with Green Bay seems better than it did a few days ago.
The Fresno State graduate accumulates 546 receptions for 6,568 yards and 62 TDs in 7 seasons with the team, so his departure from the Packers would leave a very difficult gap to fill in Matt LaFleur’s offense. Is there an imminent contract extension for Adams?
Report: Davante Adams now open to contract talks with Packers. https://t.co/RVLTLBtloK
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 26, 2021
Jonathan Allen and Logan Thomas sign extension with Washington
When we talk about the Washington Football Team we instantly think of their fearsome defense, and this Monday it was reported that it will continue to be so for much longer. Defensive tackle Jonathan Allen reached a 4-year, $ 72 million contract extension with 30 guaranteed, reported Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. With this agreement, Allen will be tied to the WFT until the 2025 season.
Allen was selected by Washington in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and his level of play has only continued to rise since then. In four seasons with the team, he has recorded 17 sacks and 202 tackles in 52 games played, becoming a real defensive wall.
But Allen’s move was not the only one made by the WFT. On Tuesday, Logan Thomas, who entered the NFL as a quarterback but transitioned to tight end, signed a three-year contract extension with Washington. Details of the new agreement are still unknown.
After a stagnant career at quarterback, Logan decided to become a tight end and managed to catch 35 passes in total between 2017 and 2019 with the Bills and Lions. However, last year he had an incredible season with Washington: he received 72 passes for 670 yards and 6 TDs, thus becoming a mainstay of this offense.
What do you think about both extensions made by the WFT?
Los Saints firman a Chris Hogan
Via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, This Monday it was reported that WR Chris Hogan will return to the NFL after a short-lived stint in the Premier Lacrosse League. Hogan participated in a Saints training session on Monday and just hours later the new deal was confirmed. However, at the moment the details of the signature are not fully known.
The Monmouth alumnus entered the NFL in 2011 as an undrafted free agent and spent time on the 49ers, Giants and Dolphins practice teams before playing four seasons with the Bills. However, his most remarkable step was from 2016 to 2018 when he played with the Patriots and managed to reach three consecutive Super Bowls, and winning two of them.
The 32-year-old Hogan has a career total of 216 receptions for 2,795 yards and 18 TDs, his personal best 2016 when he caught 38 passes for 680 yards and 4 touchdowns, leading the league with 17.9 yards per reception.
Following this move, the Saints hope to find depth in a corps of wide receivers that will decline markedly before the absence of Michael Thomas between now and november. Can Hogan make Thomas forget the tough loss in 2021?
Frank Reich and Colts in trouble from COVID-19
This Monday, through a statement on social networks, the Colts reported that head coach Frank Reich tested positive for COVID-19, which is why he will miss the start of the training camps. Reich, who is fully vaccinated, is asymptomatic and it will take two negative tests, taken at least 24 hours apart, for him to return to the field.
Indianapolis GM Chris Ballard noted that Reich will likely miss at least a week of practice and that during the time he is away in person, he will participate virtually in team meetings. Additionally, Ballard also mentioned that another Colts staff member tested positive, but contact tracing showed that it was not related to Reich’s positive.
It should also be noted that Indianapolis will not appoint an interim coach while Reich is absent; DC Matt Eberflus, OC Marcus Brady, and special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone will lead practices, along with position coaches.
Currently the league already has nine teams with a COVID-19 vaccination rate that exceeds 90%. Plus, 80% of the league’s players have received at least one dose, and according to Dr. Allen Sills, NFL Medical Director, that’s a staggering number when you consider that only 56% of Americans are fully vaccinated. . However, 5 of the 32 teams are still below 70% and the Colts are on that list.
Colts head coach Frank Reich has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be with the team as training camp begins.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) July 26, 2021
Tarik Cohen will start training camp as Physically Handicapped to Play
In more NFL news, one of the Bears’ key offensive pieces will kick off the training camp on the Physically Impaired to Play list. This is running back Tarik Cohen who last year suffered a torn ACL in a Week 3 game against the Falcons.
During the entire offseason Cohen has not participated in any field work. It can now be activated at any time, but it is not eligible to practice until it is off the list. In four seasons with Chicago, the North Carolina graduate has 1,110 yards rushing, plus 209 receptions for 1,575 yards.
The Bears also confirmed that wide receiver Dazz Newsome, selected in the sixth round of the last draft, will join Cohen on the same list. Will Cohen come back this year after a difficult 2020?
We have placed RB Tarik Cohen and WR Dazz Newsome on the PUP list.https://t.co/XPP7lsyBoO
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) July 25, 2021
The Chiefs will say goodbye to the Warpaint mascot
Radical changes have occurred in recent years in American sports. First in 2020 the Washington Redskins dropped their nickname and logo to reform the brand. The Indians baseball team will also change its name in 2022 and will be called Guardians. Where does this leave the Kansas City Chiefs?
Team president Mark Donovan said Monday that the Chiefs have no plans to change the nickname, but the franchise will move away from a popular tradition that some Native Americans consider offensive. This season they plan to end the pregame outing of “Warpaint,” an American Indian-themed horse mascot, which was a ritual retired in 1989 but brought back in 2009 for the team’s 50th anniversary.
“We have a really good American Indian task force that gives us real guidance and feedback – perspective on this issue,” said Donovan, via Charles Goldman of USA Today. “We will continue to create opportunities to educate, raise awareness and work exactly as we have for the past eight years with the task force.”
“One of the things found within the American Indian community is that there are divergent points of view. So, we made some significant changes last year that we are proud of, and we think they were the right things to do. Over the past year and a half, we have seen some changes. One that we are going to implement this year [es] that we feel it is time to retire ‘Warpaint’. There are many reasons for that, but we feel that it is the right thing to do. So ‘Warpaint’ will no longer appear on Arrowhead, “concluded Donovan.
Chiefs have no plans to change nickname but “time to retire” Warpaint horse mascot. https://t.co/SmtVnsqZ5U
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 26, 2021
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