The three-year negotiating stalemate between Cousins and the Redskins could culminate this offseason. Will the sides finally work out a long-term deal? Will Washington make Cousins a three-time franchise player at a cost of $35 million for 2018? The transition tag would carry a smaller price tag ($28 million) while letting Cousins explore the market.
Can Washington plausibly move on from Cousins? The QB ranks solidly within the top 10 in Total QBR since 2015 and will have suitors if he reaches the market. Cousins beat expectations early in the season when he produced despite losing his most reliable receivers, but he has had a tougher time as injuries wiped out more of his supporting cast.
Brees was upset after watching almost a dozen teammates go down with various ailments in New Orleans’ 20-17 loss in Atlanta to the Falcons.
“It’s 100 percent a product of playing on Thursday night,” Brees told reporters, per The Advocate of Baton Rouge, La. “You understand what guys’ bodies go through in a game, and then to turn around four days later and play a game? Look at the injury studies. They’re off the charts. Is this smart, as it pertains to guys’ health and safety? No, absolutely not.”
The most prominent players to be nicked up Thursday were running backs Cheap Jerseys Made In USA Alvin Kamara (concussion) and Mark Ingram (toe, knee) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (groin).
Brees’ contention that Thursday games cause more injuries Cheap Jerseys NBA China contradicts what NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said prior to Super Bowl 51 in February. Goodell said there was no such increase.
The Redskins played in Tampa Bay on Nov. 25. Still injured, Taylor flew to Florida to be with his fiancée and 18-month-old daughter at their home in suburban Miami. He was shot at night on Nov. 26 and died a day later.
This week’s bye came at the perfect time for the Falcons, with top receivers Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu coming off injuries during a loss to Buffalo. Jones suffered a hip flexor injury, and a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Jones is not expected to miss any game action. Meanwhile, Sanu is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks with a hamstring strain, so he’s likely to miss the Falcons’ next game against the Dolphins in Week 6. But the bye gives both receivers a chance to rest and recover. — Vaughn McClure
The Packers face third-and-goal from the 6.
The Packers go for it and get the first down. Rodgers completes to Jordy Nelson for an easy pitch-and-catch.
The review shows Bennett didn’t get the first down and it’s now fourth-and-inches. Looks like Mason Crosby might come in for a field-goal attempt.
The spot of the ball after Martellus Bennett’s catch is under review. The ruling Cheap Jerseys NBA China on the field is that Bennett got enough for the first down.
There is no singular reason FPI thinks so much more highly of Minnesota than the voters do.
The difference quite possibly derives from a combination of some “jack-of-all-trades syndrome” and the lack of star power at quarterback.
FPI considers the Vikings above average, but not exceptional, at all three phases of the game. That isn’t the kind of team structure that leaps off the page, so perhaps they get Cheap Jerseys NHL overlooked as a result.