NFL News - Thursday, August 29, 2019 |

NFL News – Thursday, August 29, 2019

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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.

“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.

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.

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.

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