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NFL News – Tuesday, November 23, 2021 • First and Ten

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In Tuesday’s NFL news: Taysom Hill signs extension with Saints; Andy Dalton would start Week 12; Adam Trautman, outside 4-6 weeks. Don’t miss the NFL news.

Taysom Hill signs extension with Saints

New Orleans’ offense took a big step forward by tying down one of its most versatile elements. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, this Monday it was confirmed that the QB Taysom Hill signed a 4-year contract extension with the Saints, thus ensuring his stay in the team until the 2025 NFL Season, however, his salary will be linked to the position he plays on the field.

The deal will have a base value of $ 40 million if Hill remains in his current job, but could earn up to an additional $ 55 million (raising the contract even to $ 95 million) if he manages to become the Saints’ starting quarterback within the next few years. four seasons. However, no matter what position Hill plays in, the extension includes fully guaranteed $ 22.5 million.

The decision by New Orleans really makes sense bearing in mind that Hill is a player who can perform in multiple positions. This season he lost the battle for being the starting quarterback to Jameis Winston, but in 2020, replacing the already retired Drew Brees, Hill posted 88 of 121 completions for 928 yards, 4 TDs and 2 INTs.

Meanwhile, this 2021 accumulates 20 carries for 104 yards and 3 TDs, in addition to 4 receptions for 52 yards, and another 56 extra yards and 1 INT serving as QB. However, he has missed three games this year due to a concussion and did not participate in the previous Sunday’s game against the Eagles due to a foot injury. What do you think of this move by the Saints?

Adam Trautman, outside 4-6 weeks

More news about SaintsHowever, this time they are not good. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, this Monday it was confirmed that the TE Adam Trautman He will miss 4-6 weeks of play after spraining his medial collateral ligament in New Orleans’ loss to Philadelphia the previous Sunday.

Trautman left the game prematurely against the Eagles after hitting a 17-yard reception in the fourth quarter. And additionally, with the Saints playing Thanksgiving this coming Thursday, the sophomore tight end appeared on Monday’s team injury report as a “non-runner” due to a knee injury.

The Dayton alumnus came to New Orleans as a third-round pick in 2020 and has since recorded 40 receptions for 412 yards and 2 TDs. This season he has started 8 of the 10 games he has played and his loss occurs just after the best game he had this year, where he accumulated 5 receptions for 58 yards and 1 touchdown.

To fill the gap, the Saints have Juwan Johnson, Nick Vannett and Garrett Griffin as tight ends, however, the loss that Trautman represents further depletes an offense that previously had already run out of QB1 Jameis Winston, so now, at best, they could only have Trautman back for the last three games of the year. How will New Orleans overcome this tough loss?

Andy Dalton would start in Week 12

With the QB Justin Fields dealing with a rib injury, Chicago’s offense would take a drastic turn heading into Week 12. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, It is expected that Andy Dalton be the starting quarterback of the Bears when next Thursday they host the Lions to open the Thanksgiving tripleheader.

This previous Sunday, after Fields’ injury, Dalton was forced to enter against the Ravens and managed to complete 11 of 23 shipments for 201 yards, 2 TDs, and a rating of 107.3. It was Dalton’s first game since Week 5 and Thursday would be his first starting game since Week 2. The Bears (3-7) are 1-1 when Dalton starts and 2-2 when he has had to. step on the field.

Additionally, while initial reports indicate that Fields escaped a more serious injury, the short week points to starting Dalton as a safer and more prudent move on Chicago’s part. Dalton, who came to the team in the previous offseason under a 1-year contract, has accumulated 48 of 73 completions this season for 471 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT. Will he break Chicago’s five-game losing streak with a win over Detroit?

Washington would get Logan Thomas back

After two consecutive victories, the WFT seems to have regained its rhythm, and things could continue to improve. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, this Monday it was reported that the TE Logan Thomas return to training sessions Washington as of Wednesday of this week.

Thomas has been on the Injured Reserve since he suffered a hamstring injury in Week 4, when the Football Team defeated the Falcons. If the move is confirmed, once he is officially designated to return, the WFT will have a 21 day period to decide whether to activate Thomas to the 53 roster or return him to IR to end his year.

The Virginia Tech graduate, in just three games he has played this season, has 12 receptions for 117 yards and 2 TDs. His return would not be very pleasant news for the Latin American community since the Chilean TE, Sammis Reyes, it would surely see a decrease in the game, however, Washington’s attack will have one of its best offensive weapons back. Will Thomas make an immediate impact with the WFT upon his return?

The Cowboys would get DeMarcus Lawrence back “in the near future.”

In more NFL news, the Cowboys they could soon have one of their best elements back. This Monday at a press conference the HC Mike McCarthy pointed out to multiple journalists that the DE DeMarcus Lawrence he would return from the Injured Reserve “shortly, in the near future.” “He is somewhat impatient [por volver]McCarthy concluded.

Dallas will play Week 12 this coming Thursday in the second of the three games on the Thanksgiving main card, and since it is a short week, the practice time for the game against the Raiders is limited so Lawrence will probably not be available. However, his next chance to be activated to the roster of 53 would be Thursday, December 2, when, on Thursday Night Football of Week 13, the Cowboys visit New Orleans.

Lawrence, who underwent successful surgery in mid-September to repair a broken foot, came to Dallas as a second-round pick in 2014 and since then, in 97 games played, has recorded a total of 305 tackles, 45.5 sacks. , 16 forced fumbles and 6 recovered. Would the Cowboys be Super Bowl candidates with the return of one of their best players?

This is today’s NFL news.

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