NFL News – Thursday, September 9, 2021

In the NFL news this Thursday: NFL Mexico is confident that there will be games for 2022 and 2023, Brian O’Neill signs an extension with the Vikings, Davante Adams denies the possibility of signing an extension this 2021. Do not miss the news of the NFL.

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NFL Mexico trusts that there will be games for 2022 and 2023

Good news for Mexicans: Arturo Olivé, director of the NFL office in Mexico, offered a press conference this Wednesday where he said that he is fully confident that the league will return to Mexican territory in 2022 and 2023: “We are certain that have a game next year, we are planning to have a game in 2022, hoping that obviously the conditions of the pandemic will allow us to carry it out as it was not the case in 2020 and 2021, but we are very confident that in 2022 we will have a game for the month of November”.

In addition, although he did not specify which teams could play games at the Azteca Stadium, he confirmed that the NFL Mexico agreement includes two remaining games and that work is being done to continue bringing games in the short and medium term:

“The agreement that we currently have has two more games, so (…) we have already started the planning process for 2022 and we will continue with the 2023 game, obviously based on the news we have from New York regarding this inventory availability. for the international area, the idea is that we can continue with NFL games in Mexico in the medium and long-term future ”.

We must remember that the agreement between the NFL and NFL Mexico would have concluded this season, however, the previous season and this year the games in Mexico were canceled due to COVID-19: “It is not compensation, it is a transfer of commitments that are not they were able to carry out, so what we did was go through those dates for 2022 and 2023 “.

“I do not want to generate uncertainty, everything is in place and working, now we will pause for the start of the season, but then we return to the issues internally for the planning process of the game,” concluded Olivé. What teams would you like to see in Mexican territory for the next two years?

Brian O’Neill signs extension with Vikings

This Wednesday the Vikings made a move that ensures the long-term future of their offensive line. RT Brian O’Neill reached a 5-year, $ 92.5 million contract extension with Minnesota, confirmed Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. With this move, O’Neill will be a Vikings player until the 2026 NFL Season.

Plus, with an average annual salary of $ 18.5 million per season, O’Neill becomes the second-highest-paid right tackle in the NFL, behind only the Saints’ Ryan Ramczyk. The details of your new contract are as follows:

  • 1. Signing bonus: 20 MDD. 3 will be paid over the next 10 days, 13 in 2022 and 4 in 2023.
  • 2. Bonus for reaching the roster: 1,576 million dollars
  • 3. 2021 base salary: 1.05 million dollars, fully guaranteed
  • 4. 2022 base salary: 4.4 million dollars, guaranteed against any type of injury
  • 5. 2023 base salary: 14.5 million dollars, guaranteed against any type of injury
  • 6. Base salary for 2024: 14.4 million dollars, with 7.7 million guaranteed at the time of signing and 12 fully guaranteed on the third day of the 2024 league year.
  • 7. 2025 Base Salary: $ 17.4 million
  • 8. 2026 Base Salary: $ 18.9 million

Thus, the graduate of the University of Pittsburgh receives one of the most lucrative contracts today for a right tackle. O’Neill came to the Vikings as a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and in three years he has participated in 46 games, starting 42 and becoming a key pillar for Mike Zimmer’s defense. What do you think of the decision made by Minnesota?

Davante Adams: “There is no possibility” to sign an extension this 2021

During this offseason, Green Bay WR Davante Adams made it clear that he would like to be the highest paid receiver in the NFL. For his part, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst has expressed his willingness to do so and that there is nothing stopping the contract extension talks from continuing throughout the season. But when Adams was asked at a press conference Wednesday about the possibility of reaching an agreement before the first game of the season, the WR was blunt: “No,” said Adams. “There is no possibility, no.”

Adams’s future, therefore, is a mystery. The Fresno State graduate is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent for the following season. This 2021 he will earn 12.25 million in base salary in what is his last year of contract with the Packers, and a possible renewal between both parties is not seen coming at the moment.

To all this, we can remember that at the end of July, Adams and QB Aaron Rodgers, published a photo of former NBA players Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen on Instagram, making a clear allusion to the documentary The last dance on the Chicago Bulls, hinting that this may be their last year on the team. So at this point, it’s clear that the Packers still need to meet certain needs if they are to keep Adams in the franchise long-term.

Curtis Samuel compounds his injury; in doubt for Week 1

In more NFL news, the Washington Football Team has serious reason to worry heading into the regular season. This Wednesday, WR Curtis Samuel left the training session early. Videos from the practice show Samuel removing his helmet after running a route and shaking his head from left to right while trying to stretch his groin; the affected area.

The pictures don’t bode well for Samuel’s availability in the first week. Failing to play, the WFT will have to settle for Terry McLaurin, Adam Humphries, Cam Sims, Dyami Brown, Dax Milne and DeAndre Carter in their receiving corps.

If Samuel’s dismissal is confirmed, it would be a tremendous blow to Washington’s offense as the Ohio State alumnus just arrived in this offseason as a brand-new signing. Previously, Samuel played from 2017 to 2020 with the Panthers, where he recorded 185 total receptions for 2,087 yards and 14 TDs. Will he be able to return in time for the start of the 2021 NFL Season?

New Orleans would return to the Superdome for Week 4

The Saints will open the 2021 NFL Season next Sunday with a home game against the Packers, however, it was recently reported that said Week 1 meeting was moved to Jacksonville because due to Hurricane Ida, the city of New Orleans continues to recover to be able to receive massive events.

However, on Wednesday, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she hopes the city is ready for the Saints to return to the Superdome for their second home game on October 3 against the Giants in an equivalent game. to Week 4. In the intervening period, those led by Sean Payton will play against Carolina and New England in weeks 2 and 3, however, it will be as a visitor, so they will be able to play those games without any problem.

Finally, it should be remembered that, fortunately, while Hurricane Ida left a lot of havoc for New Orleans, the Superdome did not suffer any significant damage and will be ready to host games as soon as the city’s infrastructure is ready for large crowds again.

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