NFL News – Thursday, August 29, 2019
Jerry Jones is prepared for Ezekiel Elliott to miss regular-season games; Antonio Brown’s response to Ben Roethlisberger; Ron Rivera says that Cam Newton will be ready for week 1 and more.
Jerry Jones, ready for Elliott to miss regular-season games
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seems to be prepared not to have RB Ezekiel Elliott for the start of the regular season. While the runner is still in Mexico training privately waiting for a new Dallas contract that can make him the best paid in his position, Jones said that “we want Zeke for the playoffs, we want him in the last games of the season ” In addition, he said that the problems that Elliott has had off the court have not been a factor in the negotiations saying that “I am comfortable with Zeke off the field […] has had two or three problems, but it is not a factor.”
“We were never friends, so shut up”: Brown to Roethlisberger
In an interview for NBC, the Pittsburgh Steelers QB, Ben Roethlisberger, stated that “I regret having criticized Antonio Brown [during the 2018 Season], I lost a friendship.” Given that, the Oakland Raiders WR, Antonio Brown, replied that “we were never friends, so shut up” in a tweet, which he later deleted.
Clowney meets with the Dolphins
Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney met personally with Brian Flores, head coach of the Dolphins, to speculation that the defense will be exchanged before the start of the 2019 Season. Miami is one of Clowney’s possible destinations while Houston keeps plans to exchange it. It is also said that the player would prefer to reach the Seahawks or the Eagles. In case of being changed, Clowney should first sign his franchise tag valued at just over 15 million dollars and could not sign a contract extension with any team until the beginning of the 2020 campaign. On Saturday, August 31, the 32 teams NFL must present their rosters of 53 players, so it is the day that probably knows what will happen with Clowney.
#Texans franchised pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney has met in person with #Dolphins coach Brian Flores and other members of the organization’s brass, sources say. There has been speculation that Miami is a possible landing spot.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 27, 2019
“4 preseason games are not necessary”: Arthur Blank
Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, said: “4 preseason games are not necessary.” In addition to this, he also commented that “it is necessary that there are pre-season games to evaluate the talent of first and second-year players, and even veterans need it, but not so many. I think the league would be better, in all aspects. ” For now, the idea of reducing the preseason to 3 games and extending the playoffs a week remains, a situation that the owners and leaders of the NFL plan to carry out at the next meeting of leaders of the league.
Pierre-Paul will summarize rehabilitation activities
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was authorized to resume his rehabilitation activities after having suffered a fractured vertebra in a car accident he had last May. The player could play again until October or November, but the progress of being able to begin recovery with both Tampa Bay and independent doctors is a breakthrough for the defense.
Less than four months after suffering a fractured vertebra in a car wreck, #Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul has been cleared by club and independent doctors to resume rehab activities, sources say. Still a process to be cleared to play, but positive steps after rare and serious injury.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 27, 2019
DeSean Jackson suffers a broken finger
Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson suffered a fracture in one of his fingers (ring finger) and his recovery would take between 3 and 4 weeks. For now, the WR will use a device to test how it feels. However, it is inevitable that the player will miss regular-season games, and could return for week 4 of it.
Source: Re: #Eagles WR Desean Jackson fractured ring finger, Jackson was told it is a 3-4 wk injury. He’s scheduled to try out a custom splint tomorrow, at this time. I’m told, he’s not sure what his comfort will be playing w/it, will determine later if he’ll play b4 fully healed
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 27, 2019
Doug Baldwin does not regret retiring
Former Seattle Seahawks catcher Doug Baldwin commented that “there are no second opinions after my retirement, football is over for me.” After announcing that he would stop playing last May, Baldwin speaks for the first time about this event. Baldwin, 30, suffered several injuries throughout his career that caused him to announce his retirement earlier than expected, and now stands firm with that decision ensuring that it is not in his plans to resume it.
Ron Rivera says Cam Newton will be in week 1
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was quite confident with the health of incumbent quarterback Cam Newton said that “I have no doubt in my mind” that he will be ready to face the Rams in week 1 of the regular season. After apparently being cured of the right shoulder (of which he underwent surgery and at times put his season in doubt) and progress in his foot injury, Newton would be cured by Sunday, September 8.
Ron Rivera said there is “no doubt in my mind” that Cam Newton will be ready for the season opener against the Rams. Newton had a good workout and threw well today, Rivera said.
— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) August 27, 2019