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    Getty Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Keelan Doss has signed to the New York Jets practice squad. With the New York Jets 2021 season looking bleaker by the week, it’s common for the fanbase to look to the future. As Jets supporters, we know this feeling all too well. Fortunately, the Green & White rookie class has shown tremendous promise and with another nine draft picks on the way in 2022, the franchise may be on the cusp of its long-awaited turnaround. For now, GM Joe Douglas will attempt to help this roster in any way he can, and that includes practice squad pickups that may have been overlooked by other organizations. A recent Jets signing struck a chord with me and I’m sure I’m not the only one. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! 2 Years Later, Jets Listen to FansDuring the 2019 season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders,” wide receiver Keelan Doss became a star....
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders WR Dillon Stoner. Many eyes are on the Las Vegas Raiders‘ wide receiver corps as the team has been linked to big names like DeSean Jackson and Odell Beckham Jr. in recent days. The team has openings at the position due to the release of Henry Ruggs came after his involvement in a fatal car crash that led to his arrest on a DUI charge. He was the team’s No. 1 wide receiver and now they’re left to figure out what to do next. In the meantime, the Raiders are bringing in some reinforcements as they continue to assess the situation. The team announced that they’ve signed rookie wide receiver Dillon Stoner to the active roster. We have signed WR Dillon Stoner to the active roster. We have signed LB Javin White to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/a6Oeg33zvw — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) November 4, 2021 Stoner has spent the first portion of the season on the practice squad after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State in the offseason. The...
    Granville Adams, Actor on HBO’s ‘Oz’, Dies After Battle With Cancer Stock futures edge lower to start the week © Provided by Sports Illustrated Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney was ejected with 10 catches for 189 yards in the best game of his rookie year. View the original article to see embedded media.Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney was ejected in the fourth quarter against the Cowboys on Sunday for throwing a punch. Toney was having a breakout game after New York suffered multiple key injuries throughout the contest.  Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee shoved Giants tight end Evan Engram when things were getting chippy between the two and Toney blindsided him in retaliation. Giants coach Joe Judge berated Toney before he went to the locker room.  Toney exited the game with 10 catches for 189 receiving yards, both season-highs. Earlier in the game, quarterback Daniel Jones left the game after a hit to the head, running back Saquon Barkley left with an ankle injury and wide receiver Kenny Golladay was ruled out with a knee injury.  Going into the game, the Giants...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Aug 27, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. (88) tries to get away from Pittsburgh Steelers safety Donovan Stiner (26) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports Week 1 of the fantasy football season is here. While the big-named receivers are already in your lineup, these ten guys are names to consider. Fantasy matchups begin this week, which come with tough decisions that must be made. A lot of these decisions hinge on what player to start at what position. Your big-named guys are solidified, but finding a sleeper at your WR2 or FLEX spot could help give you the edge in your matchup.10 wide receiver sleepers for Week 1 of the NFL season10. Terrace Marshall, Carolina PanthersAlthough Terrance Marshall is the third wideout in the pecking order in Carolina, his upside against a bottom-tier Jets defense may be too high to pass up. D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson will get plenty of looks, but keep...
    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase told ESPN that he wants to put Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson on his highlight reel. Chase, the fifth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, made the comments Monday to ESPN reporter Ben Baby. “I could put Patrick Peterson on my highlight tape,” he said. “He might be mad I’m saying it, but hey, you know what I’m saying, it’s part of the game. I’d love to make a play on him.” (RELATED: The Raiders Accidentally Wish Tanner Muse Happy Birthday Shortly After Cutting Him) Both Chase and Peterson were first round picks out of LSU. Peterson was drafted fifth overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2011. Bengals rookie WR Ja’Marr Chase on going up against former LSU DB Patrick Peterson: “I could put Patrick Peterson on my highlight tape. He might be mad I’m saying it, but hey, you know what I’m saying, it’s part of the game. I’d love to make a play on him.” — Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) September 6, 2021 Chase did give respect to Peterson, a 10-year...
    Custody! Dating! Ashley Hebert Describes Single Life After J.P. Split What To Do If Your Car Is Repossessed Wide receiver is once again the deepest position in fantasy football in 2021, with significant contributors and potential breakouts usually available late in drafts. To explain why, let's just stick with the obvious reason -- teams roll out anywhere between two and four receivers on any given play. We know, we know -- "What's next, you're gonna tell you a pass-first league?" None of this is new or groundbreaking information, but it's relevant when trying to pinpoint WR sleepers and draft steals who are too low in the rankings. In explosive offenses, we've seen two or three wide receivers from the same team have high finishes, like Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson last year (both top 10). Of course we want to target bonafide No. 1 receivers early in the draft, but they go quickly, and when you've already spent early draft capital at running back, quarterback, and tight end, you need to know the under-the-radar sleepers as you approach the middle and late rounds....
    Tom Brady will have a new receiver to throw to during the 2021 season, and getting him assimilated into the offense as quickly and cleanly as possible is one of the many tasks for him and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay selected wide receiver Jaelon Darden out of North Texas in the fourth round. Brady told NFL writer Peter King in his "Football Morning in America" column on Monday he knows how difficult it is for a rookie receiver to come into the league. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "It’s really hard for a rookie receiver in the NFL. Everything is new. You have a play, then I change the play, then I look at you and I change the route, then I see a defense that we didn’t necessarily talk about. Every play I’m like, hey this is what I’m thinking. And you gotta have someone who can take the critique," he told King. "No one can fix it except the quarterback and receiver. Doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. I’m throwing the ball. You’re...
    Colleges impose COVID testing fees of up to $1,500 for unvaccinated students Britney Spears’ dogs were reportedly taken away, sparking dispute with employee New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry was seen in a shoulder sling after Thursday's 35-0 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Josh Tolentino of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  © Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry Patriots WR N’Keal Harry in a sling pic.twitter.com/rBmhEls10i— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) August 20, 2021 Harry attempted to catch a deep throw up the left sideline from rookie quarterback Mac Jones and landed hard on his left side after not catching the pass. He remained down on the field before leaving with trainers just before halftime.  The 23-year-old requested a trade out of New England before the start of training camp. However, he and head coach Bill Belichick have said that they've since worked it out, and Harry indicated staying with the Patriots would be fine with him. In his second season with the Pats in 2020, Harry caught 33 passes for 309 yards and...
    SANTA CLARA — Sounds like a lot of you are studying for fantasy football drafts, at least by the questions submitted via my Instagram and Twitter for this week’s 49ers mailbag, so let’s start there: What do you envision the running back rotation to be Week 1? (@tweetleD333) Assuming left tackle Trent Williams’ knee issue Monday isn’t major, I can see Raheem Mostert racing around the outside about 20 times for over 130 yards. He’ll be relieved mostly by Wayne Gallman Jr. as a third-down back, with occasional cameos by Trey Sermon. Richie James has a severe case of the dropsies. Has local boy Nsimba Webster shown enough to take his spot in the receiver rotation and on special teams? (@510maleake49er) The key there is special teams. Webster, indeed, flashed as a return specialist. James’ drop Saturday, along with others in practice, make his job prospects grim. James was the 49ers’ last pick of the 2018 draft, and each year they’ve seemingly tried upgrading from him. Keeping six or seven wide receivers? Who are they?...
    The Baltimore Ravens will be without rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman for a few weeks. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said on Wednesday morning that his team will be without first-round rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman for a few weeks, as he recovers from a groin injury suffered in practice on Tuesday. Baltimore used the No. 27 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft on the former Minnesota Golden Gophers star wide receiver. Given that Baltimore has one of the least impressive passing offenses in football, not having a bona-fide talent in Bateman available for what looks to be the better part of the preseason is a huge deal. The Ravens were counting on him being an impact player in 2021. The Ravens will have to adjust to life without Bateman in the receiving corps for a few weeks. Ravens’ HC John Harbaugh said first-round pick Rashod Bateman will miss “a number of weeks” with the groin injury that he suffered at Tuesday’s practice. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2021 Baltimore Ravens WR Rashod Bateman out for weeks...
    Getty Ravens rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman participates in training camp. Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman has suffered a groin injury in training camp and is considered week-to-week pending evaluations, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Bateman went down after running a slant route against cornerback Marcus Peters in a one-on-one drill, according Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. He had to be helped to the sidelines by Peters and a trainer, as seen in footage posted by Fox 45 News, but was able to walk to the locker room with a pronounced limp. Garafolo later reported that Bateman “will be out for a while ‘but not a crazy length of time,'” according to a source. Injuries have decimated the Ravens’ thus far in the preseason, with injuries affecting more than a dozen players and COVID-19 holding out star quarterback Lamar Jackson until this past weekend. The Ravens did receive good news on the health of cornerback Jimmy Smith, who injured his ankle last week but is only expected to miss one or two weeks, per Zrebiec.Wide...
    Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Mathew Sexton of the Pittsburgh Steelers during training camp at Heinz Field on July 28, 2021. The Pittsburgh Steelers are pretty well set at WR1, 2, 3 and 4, unless they decide to honor James Washington’s trade request—assuming he made such a request. But after JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson and Washington, the competition at wide receiver is wide open. If you’re looking for an early leader in the battle to be Pittsburgh’s fifth receiver, look no further than former Eastern Michigan wideout Mathew Sexton, an undrafted free agent who the Steelers signed in March after he impressed at Michigan State’s Pro Day. Mike Tomlin: Sexton ‘Ignited Us’One reason is that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has mentioned Sexton—without being prompted—on several different occasions. After the 16-3 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Football Hall of Fame game, Tomlin said: “Sexton had a big [34-yard] punt return. It ignited us. I don’t know that we had done much offensively [up] to then. It was like that was a springboard...
    Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Mike Tomlin looks on while Rico Bussey (#84) battles for a ball against Minkah Fitzpatrick (#39) during training camp at Heinz Field on July 29, 2021. It’s still early in training camp, but rookie undrafted free agent wide receiver Rico Bussey really opened some eyes at Pittsburgh Steelers practice Thursday, so much so that the media specifically asked to talk to him after the session came to a close. Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review subsequently exclaimed that Bussey “[stole] the show” on Thursday, while Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said the new No. 84 is “making a case for early camp darling.” Meanwhile, Brooke Pryor of ESPN tweeted that Bussey had a “standout practice,” going so far as to say that “he looked a little bit like” the old No. 84, that being Antonio Brown, one of the most accomplished receivers in Steelers history. The latest Steelers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Steelers newsletter here! Join Heavy on Steelers! Bussey Caught a Long TD Pass...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Madden NFL 22 is out with its first sets of player ratings, and two key Chicago Bears players are ranked in the top 10, with first-round draft pick Justin Fields rated the 10th best rookie, and veteran wide receiver Allen Robinson rated the 10th best wideout. Neither ranking should be surprising, as Fields was widely seen as a steal for the Bears, who traded up to take him at No. 11 overall in the draft. Fields was one of the best players in college football in his two years at Ohio State after transferring from Georgia. READ MORE: Many Who Filed Federal Tax Returns On Time Or Early Still Dont Have Refunds -- Whats The Holdup? Fields led his Buckeyes team to the National Championship Game in 2020, completing 70 percent of his passes for 2,100 yards and 22 touchdowns in just eight games during the shortened season. His shining moment came in the College Football Playoff Semifinal, throwing for 385 yards and six touchdowns while playing through an injury. As a redshirt sophomore in 2019, Fields...
    Getty New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore streaks deep down the sideline with Ole Miss on October 12, 2019. New York Jets rookie Elijah Moore knows how to capture the attention of the masses, that much is clear. Whether it’s a casual workout with A.J. Brown in Brooklyn or an Instagram leak of an offseason practice, the wide receiver has the fans glued to his every move, and what’s not to like? Since day one of OTAs, the second-round pick out of Ole Miss has torched the field and every player on it. Moore has made diving catches, breezed through route-running drills, caught the attention of reporters and displayed intense ambition putting in 110% when he didn’t have to. ElijahMooreSHEESH1.jpegElijahMooreSHEESH2.jpegElijahMooreSHEESH3.jpeg pic.twitter.com/kT3DxjxXuq — New York Jets (@nyjets) June 8, 2021 Yesterday on July 13, 2021, the rookie was at it yet again. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! Typical Elijah Moore VacationBelow is the “raw footage” that immediately began a frenzy on social...
    (WJZ)- When the Ravens selected wide receiver Rashod Bateman out of the University of Minnesota with the 27th overall pick in this April’s draft, the hope is that he would pair with Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and Sammy Watkins to create a new, more reliable passing offense. Through the first few weeks of organized team activities, it looks like the Ravens rookie is ready to do just that. These routes from @R_bateman2 are so smooth, especially for a rookie. pic.twitter.com/n6mISrz3tI READ MORE: Edgewater, Salisbury Artists Chosen To Paint Official Portraits Of Governor Hogan, Yumi Hogan — Garrett Downing (@gdowning14) June 4, 2021 The rookie’s route running, among other skills has drawn the attention of Watkins who told reporters this week that the 21-year-old has “special” ability. “I think he’s a very special wide receiver; he just has to put it together, take coaching and be able to maximize opportunities and go out there and play when all 11 are out there on the field,” Watkins said in media availability this week. “I think if he can do that, he can...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs. When the Las Vegas Raiders made Henry Ruggs the first wide receiver selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, the expectation was that he’d be an immediate difference-maker. In some ways he was, but overall, his rookie year was disappointing. He looked small last year but it’s clear that he put in work to bulk up. Ruggs has added some muscles this offseason and knows what he needs to improve heading into his second year. “I can always develop in all areas,” Ruggs said Wednesday. “Adding strength, adding versatility, moving around, moving to different positions, running different routes, expanding my route tree and doing different things — finding different ways to help the team out. I’m open to all of it, and I’m excited to learn and do new things for the team.” Ruggs has all the talent necessary to be a star in the NFL. He couldn’t put everything together as a rookie but could be ready to step things up in Year 2. He’s known as a hard worker so...
    Getty Buffalo Bills cornerback Dane Jackson celebrates a play with linebacker AJ Klein. With the game status of rookie wide receiver Gabriel Davis up in the air, the Buffalo Bills announced Saturday that they were elevating wide receiver Kenny Stills from their practice squad for their AFC Championship matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Stills signed with the Bills before their AFC Wild Card playoff matchup against the Indianapolis Colts but has yet to see the field. Until Cole Beasley and Davis suffered injuries, the Bills had been relatively healthy in their wide receiver room. Now, Stills might get his first opportunity to see the field for the Bills. .@BuffaloBills roster moves: Elevated CB Dane Jackson and WR Kenny Stills from the practice squad. Signed K Tristan Vizcaino to the practice squad and released DB Duke Thomas from the practice squad. — Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) January 23, 2021 The Bills also elevated rookie cornerback Dane Jackson from the practice squad for the second straight week as the Bills prepare to try and stop the...
    U.S. appeals court blocks NY governors limits on religious gatherings South Africa imposes strict new rules as it surpasses 1 million covid-19 cases Fantasy football sizzlers, fizzlers for 2020: Justin Jefferson leads rookie receivers These players saw their fantasy values increase or decrease most based on their performances in 2020: NFC overreactions: Washington tumble and Cowboys rumble set up NFC East drama USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Silver: Roethlisberger started calling plays that were not in the game plan in Week 16 vs. Colts NFL Brady Leaving Patriots for Buccaneers New England Cable News Brian Billick: Ravens are AFCs best and most complete team right now NFL Pro Football Focus named Earl Thomas the NFLs top rated safety KBMT-TV Beaumont-Port Arthur, Kinkhabwala: Ben Roethlisberger rediscovered his no-huddle mojo vs. Colts NFL Bucky Brooks: Cowboys are NFC Easts best team heading into Week 17 NFL Rapoport, Pelissero gauge chances of Doug Pederson being fired after 2020...
    Getty Michael Thomas has issued his vote for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Vikings rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson has continued to make a compelling case for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Dominated by quarterbacks and running backs, the award has seen only three wide receivers earn Offensive Rookie of the Year recognition since 2000, but New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has “seen enough.” Thomas tagged Jefferson’s Twitter account and issued his say for Offensive Rookie of the Year goes to the Vikings rookie after Jefferson caught nine passes for 121 yards and a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars, becoming the fifth rookie wide receiver since 1970 to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in their first 12 career games. @JJettas2 is the Rookie of The Year I have seen enough lol ???????? that’s hard bro keep going ! — Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) December 7, 2020   Thomas, who posted an NFL record 149 catches for 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns in 2019 to win Offensive Player of the Year, knows what...
    Getty Michael Thomas has issued his vote for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Vikings rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson has continued to make a compelling case for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Dominated by quarterbacks and running backs, the award has seen only three wide receivers earn Offensive Rookie of the Year recognition since 2000, but New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has “seen enough.” Thomas tagged Jefferson’s Twitter account and issued his say for Offensive Rookie of the Year goes to the Vikings rookie after Jefferson caught nine passes for 121 yards and a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars, becoming the fifth rookie wide receiver since 1970 to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in their first 12 career games. @JJettas2 is the Rookie of The Year I have seen enough lol ???????? that’s hard bro keep going ! — Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) December 7, 2020   Thomas, who posted an NFL record 149 catches for 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns in 2019 to win Offensive Player of the Year, knows what it takes to stand out...
    Getty Justin Jefferson's performance this season is stirring controversy in the Eagles organization. Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson vowed that every team that passed on him in the 2020 NFL Draft would pay for their blunder. “Every single person that picked a receiver instead of me are going to pay,” Jefferson said on The Zach Gelb Show on CBS Sports Radio. “I’m going to show them that I am the better receiver.” While his comment was media fodder, Jefferson, the sixth wide receiver selected in the draft at No. 22 overall, has lived up to his words by sparking controversy in the  Philadelphia Eagles organization. Die-hard Vikings fan? Follow the Heavy on Vikings Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content out of Skol Nation!Eagles at Odds After Passing on JeffersonThe Eagles, who selected TCU receiver Jalen Reagor a pick before the Vikings selected Jefferson, haven’t nearly seen the same return from Reagor, who has struggled with injuries and is just getting up to speed this season. Reagor has 19 catches for 222 yards and a touchdown on...
    Getty DK Metcalf shared a Twitter exchange as both rising stars have taken notice of the other’s emergence. After not starting the first two games of the season, Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson become a serious contender for Offensive Rookie of the Year. The 21-year-old LSU product leads all rookies with 918 receiving yards on the season. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, who is becoming a rising star in his own right, gave Jefferson credit for the season he’s having, commenting “that boy serious” on a tweet highlighting Jefferson atop the rookie wide receiver ranks. That boy serious https://t.co/0oDr4JRvQe — DK Metcalf (@dkm14) November 26, 2020 Jefferson’s response called out the fact the two did not exchange jerseys when their teams faced each other in Week 5 on Sunday Night Football. Where my jersey at? https://t.co/ReJ1nbXB7T — JJETS✈️ (@JJettas2) November 26, 2020 Metcalf cleared the air, replying “bruh you got my number,” as the two rising stars have already connected despite missing the opportunity to swap jerseys due to NFL COVID-19 policy....
    Online Black Friday sales hit record amid pandemic David Prowse, English actor and weightlifter who embodied Darth Vader, dies at 85 An undrafted, 23-year-old rookie wide receiver will start at quarterback for the Denver Broncos after all their other options were ruled out, due to COVID-19 © Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Kendall Hinton playing wide receiver for Wake Forest against Michigan State. Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Denver Broncos has no active quarterbacks available for its game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. That's because one of the team's quarterbacks, Jeff Driskel, tested positive for coronavirus. Driskel interacted with the Broncos' three other QBs – starter Drew Lock, back-up Brett Rypien, and Blake Bortles – while not wearing a mask, ruling all the players out of Sunday's game. Reports suggest Kendall Hinton, a 23-year-old undrafted rookie wide receiver, will start under center Sunday. Hinton played quarterback in high school and for part of his college career. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kendall Hinton, a 23-year-old wide receiver from the Denver Broncos...
    Getty Richard Sherman gave glowing praise to Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson this week. Richard Sherman tells it how it is. The same guy who called San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree a “sorry receiver” on national television was not shy with his words when addressing Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson’s historic rookie season. Sherman said on the Cris Collinsworth Podcast that Jefferson is “playing like a five, six-year vet.” “He’s a rookie and he’s playing like he’s a five or six-year vet”@RSherman_25 with high praise for Justin Jefferson Presented by @DraftKings pic.twitter.com/ZBeharz7zD — PFF (@PFF) November 19, 2020 Die-hard Vikings fan? Follow the Heavy on Vikings Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content out of Skol Nation!Sherman: ‘He’s Putting on a Clinic’Sherman elaborated on just how good Jefferson has been despite having no preseason. Here’s his quote on Collinsworth’s podcast: I can’t think of a comparison for him. He’s very unique in his route-running. I think if you put some Marvin Jones, some Allen Robinson in there. At the top of his routes, he’s very...
    Courtesy of Vikings Justin Jefferson has had the fourth-most prolific start to a season of any rookie wide receiver since 1970. It’s taken two starts for the NFL to take notice of why Justin Jefferson was regarded as the most pro-ready wide receiver in his draft class. The LSU product has held a vendetta, vowing to make the four teams that picked a wide receiver before him in the draft pay — and the Vikings are reaping the benefits. Despite seeing limited action in his first two games, Jefferson’s back-to-back 100-plus yard performances in his first two career starts have contributed to a historic start. Jefferson posted the fourth-most receiving yards (348) in the first four weeks of a season by a rookie since 1970. He responded to the accolade in a tweet that went viral, saying “I’m not done yet.” I’m not done yet???? https://t.co/KMpupvKHve — JJETS✈️ (@JJettas2) October 5, 2020 The LSU product is eighth in the league in receiving yards (348) despite playing in a limited capacity in his first two weeks. Considering there...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Vikings clutching a one-possession lead in their own territory early in the fourth quarter at Houston, Kirk Cousins sent a deep throw on third-and-6 toward the left sideline where rookie Justin Jefferson was running a fade route in tight coverage. The ball was aimed at Jefferson’s back shoulder, an angle that’s practically interception-proof but consistently one of the most difficult to complete for even the most seasoned and talented quarterback-receiver tandems. The lanky rookie from LSU turned his body at just the right time to secure the 25-yard catch and extend a drive the Vikings finished with a critical touchdown to fuel their first victory of the season. Four games into his NFL career, after missing the typical spring practice time with his new team because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jefferson made clear the Vikings made wise use of the 22nd overall pick in the draft. “We don’t have that time or years banked. At some point, you’ve just got to play and believe he can do it,” said Cousins, who connected with...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs. With the NFL season closing in, the Las Vegas Raiders are relying on youth at wide receiver this year. According to their depth chart, Henry Ruggs is going to be the team’s number one wideout. That doesn’t come as a surprise due to the fact he was selected early in the first round of the draft. However, rookie wide receivers historically don’t put up big numbers in their first year. Regardless of that fact, Ruggs should have a productive year due to the lack of veteran weapons out wide for the Raiders. In their rookie wide receivers predictions, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler predicted Ruggs to lead all rookies in receptions: The first receiver taken in the 2020 NFL draft will be a centerpiece in Las Vegas’ playbook, and Tyrell Williams’ move to injured reserve widens his workload. Ruggs has elite speed but showed in camp he can do much more as a route runner in the short and intermediate game. Watch for Van Jefferson to elevate the Rams’ offense, too. There have...
    Getty Undrafted rookie Dan Chisena was the biggest surprise on offense. Dan Chisena played musical chairs throughout Vikings training camp. A wide receiver in college, Chisena was moved to safety, then back to wide receiver with the Vikings — an initial sign he maybe wasn’t the right fit at either position. Although he didn’t shine in camp as a wide receiver, he was valued for his physical gifts, making the Vikings’ 53-man roster on Saturday. “(The Vikings) came to him in the last couple of days,’’ Chisena’s agent, Joe Linta, told Chris Tomasson. “They see merit in him as a football player. He was one of the best special teams players in the country last year at Penn State, so I think he has a place on special teams and they’re trying to see what kind of versatility he can have. The guy knows how to tackle, so that won’t be that big of a transition.” Chisena, undrafted out of Penn State,  ran an unofficial 4.32 40-yard dash, which would be the third-best time among all 2020 NFL...
    Getty Bleacher Report named Justin Jefferson one of the biggest losers of NFL training camps. The NFL’s national talking heads pegged Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson as a replacement to Stefon Diggs after the team traded the former Minneapolis Miracle star to the Bills and used the first-round pick they received to draft Jefferson. Jefferson’s aptitude from playing in a pro-style offense and winning a national championship at LSU was evidence he could make a splash in his rookie season, recognized as a top Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate. But after news that Jefferson hasn’t taken dominion at the No. 2 wide receiver spot to start the season — claimed by Bisi Johnson instead — Bleacher Report has written Jefferson off as one of the NFL’s biggest training camps’ losers. Die-hard Vikings fan? Follow the Heavy on Vikings Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content out of Skol Nation!‘It’s Not a Given He’s the No. 2 WR Week 1’Kristopher Knox wrote that while he’s not suggesting Jefferson won’t have an impressive season, Johnson’s emergence as...
    In practice Friday, rookie Dan Chisena wore No. 85 for the Vikings and was a wide receiver. In a workout two days later, he donned No. 39 and was a safety. The Vikings announced before practice that the undrafted free agent from Penn State had changed positions. “(The Vikings) came to him in the last couple of days,’’ said Chisena’s agent, Joe Linta. “They see merit in him as a football player. He was one of the best special teams players in the country last year at Penn State, so I think he has a place on special teams and they’re trying to see what kind of versatility he can have. The guy knows how to tackle, so that won’t be that big of a transition.’’ Chisena has great speed: he’s run the 40-yard dash in 4.32 seconds and was a college track stalwart. Chisena wasn’t available for comment, but Linta said he hadn’t played defense for “a long time.’ “The way he said it to me, probably since before high school,’’ Linta said. “Might have been Mighty Mites.’’ Rosters...
    Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor left practice with an apparent wrist injury. It’s been a rough Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles. First, quarterback Carson Wentz missed the team’s scrimmage with an unspecified injury. Then, promising rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor joined the injury list as well. During the team’s scrimmage, Reagor went down, then jogged off the field holding his wrist or his arm, Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green reported on Twitter as it happened. “Looks to be in pain,” Gowton wrote before adding Reagor’s path back to the locker room with a trainer. Reagor suffered the injury after making a tackle on a Jalen Hurts’ interception, according to Bo Wulf of The Athletic.RELATED PRODUCTPhiladelphia Eagles Mega Can CoolerBuy Now!Buy Now!The extent of Reagor’s injury is unknown, but Eagles fans are right to be a tad concerned. The injury bug hasn’t been kind to them recently. As Zach Berman of The Athletic pointed out on Twitter, the Eagles are currently practicing without Reagor, offensive lineman Andre Dillard, tight end Dallas Goedert, defensive end Derek Barnett and Wentz, their...
    CeeDee Lamb came to Cowboys camp with a lot of hype. The talented wide receiver is living up to his reputation on the practice field. The Cowboys were thrilled when CeeDee Lamb fell to them in the draft, but sometimes wide receivers struggle to adjust immediately to life in the NFL. Fortunately for Mike McCarthy and his coaching staff, Lamb appears to be making a seamless transition. Reports emanating from the team’s training camp insist that Lamb isn’t playing like a rookie. On the contrary, he’s fitting in with established stars like Amari Cooper and Micheal Gallup during the team’s early work. That bodes well for Lamb’s ability to provide the Cowboys offense with immediate results as a rookie. The trio of Cooper, Gallup, and Lamb could easily combine to become the NFL’s top wide receiver group in 2020. Cooper’s stellar play in 2019 earned him a massive contract from the Cowboys in free agency. Gallup doesn’t get the same level of attention but he caught 66 passes for 1,107 yards and six touchdowns last season.What could CeeDee Lamb do...
    Getty Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers looks on before the game against the Denver Broncos at Lambeau Field on September 22, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay Packers cut loose another two players, including a former rival wide receiver who has just spent four days with the team, as they cleared room for the rest of their personnel to return from the COVID-19 reserve list. The Packers activated both long snapper Hunter Bradley and outside linebacker Greg Roberts off the COVID-19 list on Wednesday, releasing former Detroit Lions wide receiver Travis Fulgham and undrafted rookie Travis Bruffy in a pair of offsetting moves that keep the Packers’ roster size at the required 80-man limit for training camp. While Bradley was moved directly to the active roster, Roberts traded one list for another with the Packers placing him on the PUP list — which counts against the team’s active roster total. He is the third player to be declared physically unable to perform this summer, joining inside linebacker Curtis Bolton and offensive tackle...
    Next1 of 8Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Rookie WRs are great fantasy assets once they break out.When you’ve entered WR4 territory in drafts, it’s time to swing for the fences with upside. Catch yourself before you waste your 9th round pick on Emmanuel Sanders or Jamison Crowder. A shot on someone who could finish as either the WR20 or WR60 is better than someone who is sure to finish around WR40. Every year, a few rookie wide receivers end up breaking out and far exceeding their draft capital. These rookie wide receivers are often overlooked in redraft leagues, since “it’s so hard to predict which ones will break out.” This is true, but it’s easier to predict if you’re well informed of the options. In this article, I’d like to narrow down the field of rookie wide receivers and pinpoint which has the best shot of breaking out. To start, I’m going to remove from consideration every wide receiver drafted after the third round. This is simple; the only example of a decent fantasy rookie wide receiver...
    Getty Kendrick Rogers In a corresponding roster move after activating two players from the COVID-19 list, the Dallas Cowboys waived undrafted rookie wide receiver Kendrick Rogers, the team announced Sunday. Rogers played collegiately at Texas A&M where he caught 68 passes for 786 yards and seven touchdowns across 23 career games. A prototypical possession wideout, Rogers (6-4, 204) has a solid catch radius but is otherwise limited athletically, projecting as an NFL developmental piece. His scouting report, courtesy of The Draft Network, read as such. PROS: When the game was on the line, Rogers was the go-to player for the A&M passing offense. His lean and long frame makes his catch radius absurdly wide, and his caching ability allows him to make the most of it. Has good speed for a bigger wide receiver. He is also extremely flexible. Great ball skills when getting vertical. CONS: Not a lot of nuance in his route running, to this point. Did not see much action and attention outside of the big moments last season where he stepped up for his...
    Getty Isaiah Zuber The New England Patriots are sending a message to their veteran wide receivers, there is a lot of playing time up for grabs. The team brought back another UDFA at the position on Wednesday. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Isaiah Zuber is Re-Signed View this post on Instagram Patriots have just signed WR Isaiah Zuber #isaiahzuber #patriotsfootball #patriots #patriotsfan #patriotskingdom #afceast #afc #newengland #football #nfl #widereceiver #superbowl A post shared by In Cam we trust (@nepatriotsdistrict) on Aug 5, 2020 at 2:47pm PDT Rumors began to swirl on Tuesday that the Patriots were bringing back talented wide receiver and return man Isaiah Zuber, but it was made official on Wednesday. Zuber went undrafted in April’s draft but was quickly signed by the Patriots as a free agent. However, Zuber was a part of the initial cutdown as the Patriots quickly got their roster to the 80-player limit. In light of the eight players the team has had opt-out, the Patriots now have a...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders RB Lynn Bowden Jr. Last year, the Las Vegas Raiders fielded a very efficient offense but it wasn’t very dynamic outside of Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs. A lot of that had to do with the fact that they lost Antonio Brown right before the season started. Heading into 2020, there’s no reason the team shouldn’t have one of the best offenses in the NFL. One of the more interesting picks the Raiders made was drafting Lynn Bowden Jr. in the third round. Bowden mostly played wide receiver and quarterback in college but Las Vegas is planning to use him as a running back. However, it’s a little more complex than that. Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson recently revealed the team’s plans for him. “Right now, we have him working out of the running back room,” Olson told the media on Tuesday. “But he’s also had to learn a lot of things that we do at the quarterback position. … You see the game changing, with the use of RPOs and the Taysom Hills...
    Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) Which player should be your last pick in fantasy football for the 2020 season?You have to make every pick count in a fantasy football draft. As you get into the final rounds, you just might end up with the player who can help you win big throughout the year. Obviously, this is all about getting the best value possible with your final draft selection. So who are players worth using that final and precious draft selection on in fantasy this season? The Fantasy Footballers highlight a handful of players worthy of this last pick. Jason Moore is very high on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. He is of the belief Jackson will emerge as Carson Wentz’s No. 1 receiving target for the Eagles in Week 1, as we’re not totally sure about typical No. 1 Alshon Jeffery’s health. There could be some early-season value by drafting Jackson. Check out The Fantasy Footballers for all their advice.Andy Holloway believes you are best served to draft a rookie wide receiver with that...
    Courtesy of Vikings Second-year wide receiver Davion Davis was waived from the Vikings roster after playing in two games his rookie season. The Minnesota Vikings are getting closer to finalizing the roster spots at two key positions for the 2020 season. Wide receiver Davion Davis and cornerback Kemon Hall were both waived from the Vikings roster amid several other roster moves on Monday. The most notable of them all was the Vikings acquiring defensive tackle P.J. Hall from the Las Vegas Raiders following Michael Pierce’s opt-out of the 2020 season. Davis and Kemon Hall are both second-year players. Davis played in two games last season as a rookie, while Kemon Hall was a member of the practice squad in 2019. Davis told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press that he will be staying in the Twin Cities area and continuing to train in the event the Vikings need him during what’s expected to be a volatile season with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m just focused on training and staying in shape,” Davis said. “I’m going to be up here...
    Getty Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders. Training camp is in full swing for the Las Vegas Raiders and that means the team will start making some roster cuts. The only player they’ve let go was Ade Aruna but that was so they could sign Jordan Roos. That changed on Friday night as the team revealed that they were placing rookie wide receiver Siaosi Mariner on waivers, who was brought in as an undrafted free agent out of Utah State. We have waived WR Siaosi Mariner. pic.twitter.com/ydoX4UN2dJ — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) August 1, 2020 It seems like every year the Raiders have one undrafted rookie wide receiver make waves at training camp and Mariner seemed like a good candidate to be that guy. He was the top target for first-round pick quarterback Jordan Love in college and has been seen practicing with Derek Carr and other teammates heading into training camp. He was recently placed on the Active/Non-Football Illness list but it hasn’t been revealed why. There’s a chance he clears waivers and is given...
    Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State Sun Devils. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Brandon Aiyuk must thrive under pressure as a rookie receiver in the NFL.Even though he’s a rookie wide receiver, Brandon Aiyuk faces a great deal of pressure this year. Aiyuk is coming off two phenomenal seasons playing for Herm Edwards’ Arizona State Sun Devils in the Pac-12. In his senior season in Tempe, Auyik was First-Team All-Pac-12, as he had 65 catches for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns. This culminated in him being the San Francisco 49ers‘ second first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft at No. 25 overall. Is he ready for his role? If the 49ers plan on winning the NFC again and getting to Super Bowl 55 down in Tampa, San Francisco will need an incredible rookie season out of the former Arizona State standout. This was a loaded wide receiver draft with six going in the first round. Though he was the sixth of six, he is going to an offense coached by Kyle Shanahan and one that employs the zone blocking scheme.Brandon Aiyuk must live...
    CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma Sooners. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) CeeDee Lamb could have a big year for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020.CeeDee Lamb was a dynamic wide receiver for the Oklahoma Sooners. Now he’s ready to star with the Dallas Cowboys. During his career, he recorded 173 catches, 3,292 yards (19 yards after catch), and 32 touchdowns. He ranks first at Oklahoma with 24 catches of at least 40 yards and six career games of at least 160 yards. He ranks second in career receiving touchdowns and third in both career receiving yards and career 100-yard receiving games (14). Lamb had the great fortune of playing at Oklahoma where Heisman Trophy winners and one national champion played quarterback in all three of his seasons. The 6-foot-2, 198-pounder was drafted 17th-overall by the Cowboys. In terms of his fit with Dallas, he could fit in the offense as a slot receiver given his speed, route-running ability, and hands. Utilizing those aspects of his game on bubble screens, run-pass options, the wildcat formation, and other ways could give the Cowboys offense...
    Getty Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson was one of the highest rated rookies in Madden NFL 21. As the 2020 season draws near, so does the release of Madden NFL 21. the game’s design studio Electronic Arts has started unrolling its player ratings, which are always a hot button issue among players and fans alike. Four Minnesota Vikings rookie ratings have been released so far at wide receiver and quarterback. First-round wide receiver Justin Jefferson (No. 22 overall) tops the list with a 74 overall rating, followed by wide receiver K.J. Osborn (fifth round, No. 176 overall) and quarterbacks Jake Browning (undrafted in 2019) and Nate Stanley (seventh round, No. 244 overall). Jefferson is the fourth-highest rated rookie wideout in the game and fifth-ranked rookie overall. He was given 91 speed, 90 acceleration and 89 agility. His spectacular catch rating (83) tied for third among rookie wide receivers, while he was second in short route running (78). Jefferson was rated higher than Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor, who was taken a pick before Jefferson...
    Gamers playing Madden may soon have a new favorite player. Las Vegas Raiders rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III — who ran a 4.27 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine – was given a speed rating of 98, in the EA Sports Madden 21 rankings released by game developing EA Sports on Friday. The only player with a higher speed rating in last year’s game is the Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill at 99. The rankings for the upcoming rookie who will be featured in the game had Ruggs at the top of the list with an overall rating of 78, tied with Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. They are followed by Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy with ratings at 75. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr responded to Ruggs’ ranking by tweeting the eyes emoji and “this will be fun…” Ruggs tweeted back, “Can’t wait” with smirking face emoji. While the 21-year-old Ruggs, who played collegiately for Alabama, may have the speed to potentially rival Tyreek Hill, his overall rating of 76 cannot compete...
    Credit: Quinn Harris/Getty Images) Fantasy football owners are well aware of Terry McLaurin, but Steven Sim has a path to being the second relevant Redskins wide receiver. Terry McLaurin was a find for the Washington Redskins last season, as he led the team in all receiving categories. Fantasy owners were pretty happy too, as McLaurin was a top-30 receiver in any scoring format. But another rookie wide receiver, Steven Sims, became a factor down the stretch in 2019 and shouldn’t be dismissed. Upon Ron Rivera’s hiring, Sims reached out to his agent to get more information about his new head coach. According to Sam Fortier of the Washington Post, Sims’ agent pointed to Steve Smith as the “only small receiver” Rivera ever had in Carolina. That’s not completely true, but Sims, at 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, is built similarly to Smith. It wasn’t a bad talk,” Sims said. “It was right after we signed [Cody] Latimer, right after the draft. It was like, “[Rivera] brought in bigger bodies. I was like, ‘Okay, that’s what he likes.’ I’m not saying I’m...
    The Arizona Cardinals reportedly released rookie wide receiver Jeremiah Braswell after he was arrested over the weekend for allegedly driving while intoxicated. The Cardinals cut Braswell on Monday just days after he was reported to have driven his car into Lake Erie while under the influence of alcohol, according to the Houston Chronicle. RON RIVERA ON CALLS FOR REDSKINS TO CHANGE NAME: ‘IT’S NOT FOR ME TO GET UP THERE AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE’ Local police received reports around 6:30 p.m. Saturday regarding an orange Chevy Camaro that had driven into Lake Erie. Once on the scene, they found the vehicle off the embankment and in the water. There were no reported injuries. According to reports, police interviewed Braswell, who was seen by witnesses still in the car while it was in the water. His speech was slurred and he could not explain how his car ended up in the lake, police said. He then submitted to field sobriety tests and officers arrested him. CLICK HERE TO GET GET MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Braswell signed as an undrafted free agent with...
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