In the NFL news this Wednesday, December 29, the mythical John Madden passed away, COVID protocols, injuries, movements and news of the teams are modified after the sessions on Tuesday and more.
The NFL is in mourning: John Madden dies at 85
The NFL world is in mourning. This afternoon, the death, at 85 years of age, of John Madden, mythical head coach who won Super Bowl XI with the Oakland Raiders, member of this league’s Hall of Fame (2006 class), has just been announced. television analyst and standard-bearer for the official American football video game franchise Madden NFL since 1988.
The news was officially confirmed by the Twitter account of the NFL Communication Department.
For more details on this and to learn more about the profile, achievements and legacy of John Madden to the history and culture of the NFL, enter our exclusive note below:
John Madden, mythical coach and face of the official NFL video game, passes away
Also, don’t miss our article paying tribute to John Madden and his impact on popular culture for football and NFL fans:
John Madden: the name of football that will resonate in eternity
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NFL and Players Guild Agree to Reduce COVID-19 Isolation
In information was released by Tom Pelissero and the official site of the NFL, This Thursday, the league and the Players’ Union (NFLPA) agreed to modify the joint protocols for COVID-19 situations, as a result of which the isolation period after a positive result for this virus, in the case of asymptomatic individuals , it will drop from ten days to five, regardless of the vaccination status of the person in question.
However, this will not be automatic in all cases, because positive cases must meet a series of requirements beyond that period from the initial communication of their result, that is:
- They must have passed at least 24 hours without fever, without the support of medications that reduce this symptom
- Symptoms other than fever must have “resolved or improved”
- The individual must be discharged by team medical personnel in conjunction with the consulting organization ICS and the NFL
- All regulations or requirements of local entities have been satisfied
After having passed the isolation period, players will be required to wear face masks for another five days upon returning to team activities, except practices and games.
These changes to the protocols were made in accordance with the new guidelines of the United States Prevention and Control Center, which is the competent authority for information and combat against the Coronavirus in that country and, according to the note, the existing knowledge about the variant was taken into account Omicron of this disease.
Do you think this decision really takes into account the safety and comfort of the players or is it just a response to the pressure not to cancel games and relax measures against COVID-19 that could affect more to future players themselves?
Jaguars ask permission to interview 6 HC candidates
Taking advantage of the rule change to initiate head coach candidate interviews earlier in the 2021 NFL Season, the Jacksonville Jaguars, who fired coach Urban Meyer a few weeks ago, have applied formal permission to interview the following personalities:
- OC Byron Leftwich, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- DC Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- OC Kellen Moore, Dallas Cowboys
- DC Dan Quinn, Dallas Cowboys
- DC Matt Eberflus, Indianapolis Colts
- OC Nathaniel Hackett, Green Bay Packers.
What do you think of these names to lead the Jacksonville Jaguars? Who is your favorite for the position?
NFL news, injuries and notable movements in the teams after this Tuesday
As the league continues to weather the storm of COVID-19 infections, the Buccaneers announced notable new names to this list, including the head coach himself. Bruce arians CB Jamel, Dean Y Sean Murphy Bunting, who join the WR Mike evans Y Jaelon darden in said list. It will be the assistant coach Harold goodwin who will assume the duties of Arians until their return.
Other names added to the COVID list around the league are as follows:
- Atlanta Falcons: QB Feleipe Franks, S Richie grant
- Baltimore Ravens: LB Tyus bowser DB Ar’Darius Washington (CB comes out Chris Westry)
- Buffalo Bills: they take out the DE Mike love
- Carolina Panthers: C Sam tecklenburg (they take out the S Sam Franklin Jr. and to the DE Azur kamara from it)
- Chicago Bears: they take out the WR Isaiah Coulter
- Cincinnati Bengals: WR Auden tate
- Detroit Lions LB Josh woods (IR), TE Brock wright (they take the DE Jashon cornell to go)
- Green Bay Packers: LB Oren Burks, TEA Marcedes lewis
- Indianapolis Colts: QB Carson wentz
- Jacksonville Jaguars: P Logan cooke (IR) TE Jacob hollister, DT Jay tufele and LB Damien Wilson
- Las Vegas Raiders: LB Will compton
- Los Angeles Rams: RB Darrell henderson, LB Ernest jones (IR) (They take out the OT Joe Noteboom)
- Miami Dolphins: DL Adam Butler, DT John jenkins, S Brandon jones and WR Preston williams
- New England Patriots: Brian hoyer
- Philadelphia Eagles: WR John hightower
- Pittsburgh Steelers: The HC Mike Tomlin mentioned that they could come back Kevin Dotson, Kendrick Green, Trai turner Y Pat freiermuth to practices this week
- Seattle Seahawks: they take out TE Will dissly and to RT Brandon shell
- Tennessee Titans LB Jayon Brown, WR Cody Hollister
In league roster and staff moves, the following were reported:
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NFL News – Wednesday, December 29, 2021