NFL News – Friday, November 12, 2021

In this Friday’s NFL news: Cowboys place Randy Gregory on IR; Rob Gronkowski’s return will still have to wait; OBJ could earn up to $ 4.2 million this 2021 with the Rams; and more. Don’t miss the NFL news.

Cowboys place Randy Gregory on Injured Reserve

Bad news for Dallas. This Thursday at a press conference, HC Mike McCarthy pointed out that DE Randy Gregory would miss “multiple weeks” of play due to a calf injury suffered in the training session last Wednesday. Hours later, the Cowboys themselves confirmed that Gregory was placed on Injured Reserve, for which, at a minimum, he will be absent in the next three games against the Falcons, Chiefs and Raiders.

“I think he was probably one of our best players,” McCarthy said, through Todd Archer of ESPN. “You could argue that he’s probably one of our best defensive players. Yes, very harmful. Our team and our defensive players feed off of his activity and yes, they definitely feel it for him. He is having a great year. He came back this morning and will attack his rehabilitation as he has attacked everything else. “

This 2021 Gregory leads the Cowboys with 20 quarterback pressures, and along with LB Micah Parsons, he is tied for first place in the sacks category (5). In addition, he also accumulates 10 total tackles, 12 QB hits, 2 forced fumbles and 1 recovered, so, without a doubt, his loss will be very difficult to replace.

Thus, the body of defensive ends in Dallas receives another blow after last September DeMarcus Lawrence suffered a foot fracture that currently also has him on the Injured Reserve. Dorance Armstrong, Tarell Basham, Azur Kamara and Chauncey Golson are the other defensive ends on the roster, and they will be the team’s pass rush in the near future. Will the Cowboys overcome this tough loss?

Bruce Arians: “2-3 weeks to get Gronkowski back to normal”

Just last Monday, HC Bruce Arians had reported that the Buccaneers were not optimistic about a possible short-term return of TE Rob Gronwkoski. However, this Friday, through SiriusXM NFL Radio, Arians decided to be more specific about the eventual return of his tight end:

“We believe that in about two to three weeks it will be back to normal,” Arians said. Gronkowski, who this 2021 had missed several weeks of the game due to a rib injury, returned with Tampa Bay for the Week 8 game against the Saints, however, his return was short-lived, being quickly ruled out of the game by a new one. injury, now in the back. But Arians does not intend to risk Gronkowski again, noting that this time he will only return when he is “ready to go all the way. [del partido]”.

Also, in a consistent move, via Ian Rapoport from NFL Media, the Buccaneers decided to sign veteran TE Darren Fells to their practice squad, with the idea of ​​elevating him to the roster of 53 for next Sunday’s game against the Football Team: “Darren Fells arrives this week, a veteran player who has played well with us in the past (…). Gronk will improve and we will make sure he is fine when he returns. “

Fells, who was playing for the Lions just a couple of weeks ago, was placed on waivers following a request to which the team agreed, however, it was not claimed by anyone, so he signed as an unrestricted free agent with Tampa Bay, franchise that will be new to him, albeit with a well-known game system.

The 35-year veteran, between 2014 and 2016, played under Arians when the latter was head coach of the Cardinals. And now, together with TE OJ Howard and Cameron Brate, he will try to fill the gap that Gronkowski, who accumulates 184 total yards and 4 TD this 2021, leaves in the team. How will the Buccaneers get over this tough loss?

OBJ could earn up to 4.2 million dollars this 2021 with the Rams

When last Monday the Browns officially decided to dispense with the services of WR Odell Beckham Jr., the team and the player reached an agreement where, of the remaining 7.2 million dollars of salary that Beckham had pending for this 2021, Cleveland would end up paying him only 4.2 million dollars. And it will be just that same amount that Beckham could win the rest of this season with the Rams, with whom he signed a new contract yesterday.

Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Beckham’s agreement with Los Angeles, which runs for the rest of the season, is $ 1.25 million in base salary (500,000 in signing bonus and 750,000 in salary). However, Beckham could earn another $ 3 million in incentives (500,000 if the Rams win Super Bowl LVI) based on the team’s accomplishments during the regular season and playoffs.

Thus, finally, Brown could end up receiving an economic income of up to 8.4 million dollars this season combining the salaries he earned between some Browns who threw him out the back door, and some Rams who receive him with open hands to try to raise at all costs the Vince Lombardi next February. What do you think about the new contract for Odell Beckham Jr.?

Jacoby Brissett, injured at TNF

In more NFL news, Week 10 of the 2021 season kicked off last night and, to the surprise of many, the Dolphins (3-7) beat the Ravens (6-3), however, they did so out of the hand of two quarterbacks, as injuries were present once again.

QB Jacoby Brissett, who is primarily acting as a substitute, started at TNF on Thursday due to QB Tua Tagovailoa suffering from a left finger injury. However, Brissett’s night ended earlier than expected when he was hit on the knee after a sack from pass rusher Justin Houston on Miami’s first drive of the second half of the match.

For this reason, Tua, who was not 100%, had to come in to command the Dolphins offense throughout the second half: “I think it’s difficult to get into a game in the second half. You have to warm up, put your head in the right place, “said Tagovailoa in an interview with FOX post game. “But that’s the NFL.”

For his part, Brissett’s injury appears not to be entirely serious. After being designated as questionable to return to the game, at some point he seemed ready to return, but HC Brian Flores decided to stay with Tagovailoa on the field: “[Brissett] It was probably okay to go back, but we decided to stay with Tua, ”Flores said after the game.

Brissett’s finish line last night was 11 of 23 completions for 156 total yards, and Tua’s was 8 of 13 passes for 158; both without touchdowns or interceptions, although Tua added a touchdown by running, so Flores did not hesitate to endorse his relief performance: “There were definitely some good plays,” Flores said. “I thought he did a lot of good things (…). In general it helped us win the game. “

Thus, the Dolphins spin their second consecutive victory and reach their third victory of the year, while the Ravens remain at 6-3 and now only have a half game ahead of the Steelers in a very tight AFC North. Is Tua the long-term answer Miami needs?

Taylor Heinicke: “the game vs. Buccaneers is the reason I’m still here”

With a lousy 2-6 mark, the Washington Football Team’s 2021 NFL Season seems to not go by, and a good part of the blame is on QB Taylor Heinicke, who this coming weekend will face the Buccaneers in what will be a rematch of the 2020 Wild Card Round, where, although Tampa Bay eliminated the WFT, the latter were able to discover the potential that Heinicke had.

In that meeting, the 28-year-old quarterback threw 1 touchdown and added one on the ground in his eventual 23-31 loss. However, he was so impressed by locals and strangers that, in the previous offseason, Washington decided to give him a new contract for 2 years, and last Wednesday, at a press conference, Heinicke commented that he knows that “that game is probably the reason why the one that I am still here ”.

“I feel like I’m improving every week and I’m learning something every week. But again, my life has changed dramatically, ”Heinicke said, via “I thought I was done with football last year. So from that game until now, I made good money and felt a lot more comfortable in life. It’s a totally different feeling than what I felt at this point last year. “

However, since that pleasant surprise, Heinicke’s inconsistency has taken its toll on the WFT, and with a 2-6 record they have placed them in last place in the NFC East, and in the penultimate of the entire National Conference, only by ahead of Detroit. This 2021 Heinicke accumulates 175 complete shipments for 1,928 total yards, 11 TD and 9 INT, however, he will try to shine this Sunday against the Buccaneers to shake off the ghosts of the 2020 postseason. Can Washington come out with a victory against Tampa Bay?

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NFL News – Friday, November 12, 2021