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Trey Lance injured, will miss at least a week
In 2020 the 49ers were a true injury hospital, and for this year their goal is to remain with a healthy roster to fight for the NFC West title. However, heading into Week 1 of the 2021 NFL Season, they have already suffered the first scare. HC Kyle Shanahan noted Monday that rookie QB Trey Lance has a “little chip” in his finger, so he is expected to be out for about a week as he heals from his injury.
The misfortune suffered by the North Dakota State graduate dates back to last Sunday, when the 49ers hosted the Raiders in a game corresponding to Week 3 of the 2021 NFL Preseason: “Honestly, I don’t even remember which play it happened, but I believe That I jammed it in a helmet or something. It does not worry me. I’ll see how it feels. But yes, I’m not too worried about that, “said Lance at the end of the meeting, through David Bonilla of 49erswebzone.com.
San Francisco will open the regular season next Sunday, September 12 when it visits Detroit at Ford Field at noon Central Mexico time. Will Lance make it in time for that game or will we see a plague of injuries on the 49ers just like last year?
– Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) August 30, 2021
NFL and NFLPA Agree COVID-19 Protocols for Regular Season
With just nine days before Kickoff 2021, this Monday, the NFL and NFLPA reached an agreement on the protocols against COVID-19 to be used during the regular season, reported NFL’s Tom Pelissero. Network. The most notable change includes weekly tests for fully vaccinated players and staff members. With this decision, the number of tests that were planned for vaccinated players will double, since they were previously carried out every 14 days.
Tests of vaccinated players must take place over a period of three days for each team in each week. “In other words, the team must divide its players and Level 1 and Level 2 personnel into three groups, testing one group in one day; the second group the next day; and the third group on the third day of each week ”, explains the memorandum sent to all teams.
For their part, partially and unvaccinated players will continue to be tested every day, and will not be able to access the team facilities or interact with each other while waiting for the test results. Additionally, players with “vulnerable cohabitants” (as determined by each team) may be screened daily if they so wish.
Among other notable changes we also find:
- With immediate effect, fully vaccinated medical personnel, conditioning coaches and equipment personnel must wear a mandatory face mask when dealing directly with players within the team premises (except outdoors).
- Players who are not fully vaccinated will not be required to wear masks on practice or outdoor tours, but masks will remain mandatory indoors and in weight rooms.
- Upgrades when traveling include: a maximum of 75 staff members per team (not including players), prohibited from using any type of public transportation, prohibited from using private transportation for unvaccinated players and staff, and finally, without exception, everyone must use masks compulsory during the trip.
What do you think of the terms agreed by the NFL and NFLPA for the start of the regular season?
– Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) August 31, 2021
Malcolm Butler considers retirement
For this 2021 NFL Season, the newly acquired Malcolm Butler is expected to be the Cardinals’ starting right cornerback. However, there is the possibility that he will not even play a game with Arizona. This Monday, via Mike Garafolo from NFL MediaButler is reported to be dealing with a personal situation that is causing him to consider retirement.
If confirmed, the above would be a very hard blow to the defense of those led by Kliff Kingsbury. Butler signed a 1-year, 6 MDD contract with the Cardinals this offseason, and the team was counting on him to fill the gap left by Patrick Peterson full time.
Butler, a West Alabama graduate, came to the NFL with New England as an undraft free agent in the 2014 Draft. His best moment with the team came when he intercepted Russell Wilson near the end of Super Bowl LXIX to seal the victory for the Patriots. However, in 2018 he decided to sign with the Titans, and played there for three seasons.
In seven years as a professional, Butler has 17 INTs, 82 broken passes, 3 sacks and 5 forced fumbles. He may no longer be the elite cornerback he once was, but he certainly still feels very reliable and the Cardinals would see a key piece of their defense drop if he finally decides to retire.
Report: Malcolm Butler considering retirement. https://t.co/qhJ8yIt93f
– ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 31, 2021
Jaguars send Sidney Jones to Seahawks
In more NFL news, this Monday, via Brady Henderson from ESPN, the Jaguars sent CB Sidney Jones to the Seahawks in exchange for a sixth-round pick from the 2022 NFL Draft. With this move, Seattle gains a big piece to its secondary’s depth chart, while Jacksonville adds functional draft capital for continue with its reconstruction.
Jones, a graduate of the University of Washington, came to the NFL as a second-round pick from Philadelphia in 2017. During his three-year stay he was champion of Super Bowl LII, however, by 2020 he signed with the Jaguars, where until the date was listed as a stand-in for CJ Henderson.
In four seasons as a professional, Jones, 25, has 19 passes defended, 4 INTs and 76 tackles in 31 games played (14 as a starter). What do you think about the movement made by both teams? Who won and who lost?
– Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) August 31, 2021
49ers LB coach takes leave for cancer treatment
On Monday it was confirmed that 49ers linebackers coach Johnny Holland will be absent from the team after learning that a cancer that he had previously dealt with but had been in remission has sadly returned.
“It has been an emotional few years for me and my family,” Holland said in a statement. “In September 2019, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and went through several rounds of remission and relapse. Unfortunately, the cancer has returned and, starting September 6, I will be taking time off the team to receive treatment. By sharing the details of my diagnosis, my wish is to be an advocate and a beacon of hope for those fighting cancer to help them remember that we are in this together. “
Holland, 56, has been with the 49ers since 2017 and has had a long coaching career in the NFL that included stints with the Packers, Seahawks, Lions, Texans, Raiders and Browns, as well as time in other football leagues. professionals. In addition, Holland also had a stage as a player: He was a second-round selection for the Packers in 1987, where he played for seven seasons before announcing his retirement in 1993 and later starting his coaching career with Green Bay in 1995.
49ers linebackers coach Johnny Holland taking medical leave for cancer treatment. https://t.co/Go0GsaPvwu
– ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 30, 2021
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