Bengals QB Joe Burrow reportedly to have appendix removed
Super Bowl LVI - Los Angele Rams v Cincinnati Bengals INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 13: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)Joe Burrow will miss a few days of Cincinnati Bengals practice after he underwent surgery to remove his appendix, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The Bengals are counting on Burrow to keep the team in title contention after Cincinnati's wild run to the Super Bowl this past season. Burrow led the Bengals to a 10-6 record in his second season and on the precipice of the franchise's first Super Bowl win. Burrow is also eligible for a contract extension after this season, something Bengals owner Mike Brown said is the team's "whole focus."wftv.com
7-time Pro Bowl C Alex Mack retires after 13 years in NFL
49ers Mack Retires Football FILE - San Francisco 49ers center Alex Mack (50) walks back to the locker room after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. Seven-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack is retiring after 13 years in the NFL, leaving a major hole in the middle of the offensive line for the San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File) (Kyusung Gong)SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (AP) — Seven-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack is retiring after 13 years in the NFL, leaving a major hole in the middle of the offensive line for the San Francisco 49ers. The 36-year-old Mack announced his retirement on Friday in a move the Niners had been bracing for this offseason. He was named to Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-Decade Team of the 2010s. Despite the strong possibility Mack wouldn't be back, the Niners didn't sign a center in free agency or draft one.wftv.com
The Latest: Cardinals safety Chris Banjo to miss Rams game
The reserve/COVID list was created for a player has tested positive test or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person. Brockers joins receiver Cooper Kupp on the list ahead of the Rams’ season finale against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Kupp isn’t expected to rejoin the Rams in time for the game, while the team hasn’t speculated on Brockers’ availability. The move came after the team stopped all in-person work at its practice facility and reported a positive COVID-19 test. ___The Atlanta Falcons have stopped all in-person work at their practice facility after a positive COVID-19 test.
Chiefs clinch No. 1 seed when Falcons' Koo misses late FG
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is tackled by Atlanta Falcons Foyesade Oluokun during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Kansas City. The Chiefs had to watch as Pro Bowl kicker Younghoe Koo missed a tying field-goal attempt with 9 seconds left to escape. The Falcons (4-11) took the lead when Matt Ryan hit Laquon Treadwell for a 5-yard touchdown with 4:33 to go. Kansas City finally took its first lead on Harrison Butker's 53-yard field goal with 14:08 left in the game. The Falcons squandered their first chance to match the points when Brandon Powell coughed up the ball deep in Kansas City territory.
Dwayne Haskins starts for Washington despite breaking rules
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Dwayne Haskins gets his second consecutive start for Washington with quarterback Alex Smith out again because of a right calf injury. Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackon is active against Dallas after missing two months with an ankle injury. Harrison being inactive against the Rams comes as the Seahawks welcome defensive tackle Bryan Mone back from injured reserve following a lengthy stint because of an ankle injury. The Rams were without rookie running back Cam Akers, who had already been ruled out with an ankle injury. Washington: QB Alex Smith, RB Lamar Miller, WR Terry McLaurin, OT David Steinmetz, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB Thomas Davis.
NFL players both eager & anxious to return during pandemic
By and large, however, those same players say they trust the protocols the NFL will have in place by the time practices resume and games return. Safeguards are expected to include daily temperature checks and frequent virus tests, with sick players quarantined for two weeks. We dont know how interesting.The pandemic hit home for a lot of players in April when Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller announced he had contracted COVID-19. And so, boy, I dont know. I dont know.