NFL News – Friday, October 1, 2021

In this Friday’s NFL news: DJ Chark, injured at TNF; Gayle Benson Plans to Sell to Saints; Tom Brady: “I want to kick their ass”, and more. Don’t miss the NFL news.

DJ Chark, injured at TNF

The 2021 NFL Season is going from bad to worse for the Jaguars. This Thursday they not only lost to the Bengals on Thursday Night Football, but suffered a significant injury to one of their best players: WR DJ Chark, who broke his left ankle and is expected “sooner rather than later” to submit. to surgery, so he will be out the rest of the year, reported this morning Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

RB James Robinson accidentally landed on Chark’s left leg as the catcher was blocking. He was initially designated as questionable to return to the meeting, but was ultimately ruled out entirely.

Chark, 25, has a base salary of $ 2,183 million this season in what is the final year of his rookie contract. Next March will be free agency, and this injury will undoubtedly impact his immediate future within the NFL.

Finally, his only 1000+ yard season was in 2019 when he also made the Pro Bowl. This 2021 he accumulated 7 receptions, 154 total yards and 2 TDs, becoming a key element of the offense commanded by Trevor Lawrence. Can the Jaguars get over this tough loss?

Gayle Benson plans to sell to the Saints

The future of the Saints could undergo changes in the medium term. This Thursday, Gayle Benson, Tom Benson’s widow and owner of the franchise, confirmed that when she dies, the team will be sold. Gayle, 74, revealed her succession plan to New Orleans Times-Picayune, and consists of the money raised from the sale of the Saints will be given to local charities:

“I can’t take it with me,” Gayle Benson told the Times-Picayune. “God gives us gifts, and this is a gift. I am the administrator of this [organización], and we are going to help other people with it. My wish is to spread all the good and the gifts that God and Tom have given me to this city and community ”.

Gayle Benson inherited the team after the death of Tom Benson in 2018, who had bought the franchise in 1985, and according to multiple reports, Saints executives are already working to make sure the future buyer, whoever they are, keeps to the team in New Orleans. This will largely depend on the lease with the Superdome, which currently runs through 2025, but negotiations are underway to extend it through 2035 and beyond.

The NFL has already approved Gayle Benson’s succession plan, which must be updated each year. In addition, eventually, it is the owner who will have to end up approving a future buyer. How difficult will it be to find a qualified buyer in the future? Is there a remote possibility that the Saints will leave New Orleans?

Tom Brady: “I want to kick their ass”

This Thursday, Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady held his weekly press conference and the entire conversation continues to focus on his long-awaited return to New England, when next Sunday he faces the Patriots, an organization that was his home for 20 years.

Among the statements he issued, he recalled “incredible thoughts, memories and emotions” about moments and people with whom he worked within the organization, however, he stressed that these players know that their level of play will not be impacted by any type of thought “I still have a lot of good friends there, but they know I want to kick their butt this week,” Brady said. “They’ll know exactly how I feel once I’m there.”

Mockingly or not, only one thing is certain: Brady is heading into his first professional game at Gillette Stadium on the road. Will he become the fourth quarterback in history to defeat all 32 NFL teams?

Derek Carr on the Chargers: “it’s like another home game”

The Week 4 MNF brings us a fierce AFC West divisional duel between the Raiders and Chargers at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. However, even if the duel is to be played in Los Angeles, Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr, who has faced the Chargers in five different stadiums throughout his career, pointed out that whenever he plays against them he feels like he is in home:

“In my past … whether I was in Los Angeles at the soccer stadium [StubHub Center] or at Qualcomm in San Diego, it was another home game, “said Carr, through Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It felt like another game at home and it’s not disrespectful, it’s a fact. The way we practice, we get together, it feels like a home game. I hope the Raider nation take back most of the stadium. They usually do. “

Los Angeles fans may not be happy with this statement, but for now, Carr isn’t lying. The ticket provider notes that, according to their database, the majority of those present at the Chargers’ home game will be Raiders fans. Will fans affect the direction this game takes next Monday?

Lamar Jackson misses second consecutive practice

Alarms go off in Baltimore. Heading into the Week 4 game against the Broncos, QB Lamar Jackson missed the team’s practice session for the second day in a row due to what is said to be “a minor back problem,” and although his participation for the Next Sunday’s duel is not in doubt, it is not confirmed either:

“He’s dealing with a little back problem,” Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman said. “I don’t think it’s anything serious, but we’ll have to wait and see. I think he will be in good shape, but we will wait and see ”.

At first it doesn’t seem like anything to really worry about, but your QB1 missing two consecutive practices is not encouraging. If Jackson’s problem persists and prevents him from playing this weekend, it will be QB Tyler Huntley who will take over the team’s offense. The Utah graduate completed 3 of 5 passes for 15 total yards in 2020, his rookie year.

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