Titans Pro Bowl punter thinks his tenure may be up in TN
Three-time Pro Bowl punter Brett Kern is Tennessee's longest-tenured player and needs just four punts to become only the 25th player in NFL history to notch 1,000 for his career. Tennessee claimed Kern off waivers from Denver in 2009, and now the punter who ranks third in franchise history with 197 games played may wind up losing his job to an undrafted rookie from Colorado State with one of the strongest legs Kern has ever seen. “You could probably flip a coin,” Kern said after watching Saturday night's 26-23 win from the sideline with Ryan Stonehouse punting and holding on extra points and field goals.news.yahoo.com
NFL draft class faced major challenges in COVID-19 battles
Draft COVID Challenges Football FILE -Ohio State offensive lineman Nicholas Petit-Frere plays against Tulsa during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. This year's NFL draft prospects reluctantly recall their personal COVID-19 experiences. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File) (Jay LaPrete)INDIANAPOLIS — (AP) — This year's NFL draft prospects reluctantly recall their personal COVID-19 experiences. "It's crazy," Ohio State tackle Nick Petit-Frere said. Strong faced a monumental obstacle when the Football Championship Division decided to play a spring and fall season in 2021.wftv.com
No. 3 Ohio State has no problem with Spartans in 52-12 win
3 Ohio State to a 52-12 win over Michigan State on Saturday. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson coached Ohio State in Day's absence. Michigan State (2-4, 2-4) was coming off a win over another undefeated team — Northwestern — but the Spartans were overmatched Saturday. They punted on fourth-and-1 in the first quarter — and again on fourth down in Ohio State territory early in the third. Michigan State wraps up the regular season at Penn State.