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According to reports, the Patriots are dissatisfied with Cam Newton’s handling of the COVID process.

Due to a breach of COVID-19 guidelines, Cam Newton will miss what many perceive to be vital practice time this week, and there are apparently some people within the New England Patriots organization who aren’t thrilled with the former NFL MVP.
Newton will be suspended for five days, according to the Patriots, due to a “misunderstanding” with the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols.
On Saturday, the quarterback was away from the squad for club-approved medical care, but he failed to adhere to established testing protocols.
Newton, who is unvaccinated, missed a day of testing despite the fact that he was tested outside of the Patriots’ facilities and came up negative.
Unvaccinated players must undergo daily testing at an NFL-approved facility.
According to NFL Network’s Michael Giardi, the Patriots are frustrated with Newton’s predicament internally.
Newton’s absence, according to one “key” member of the organization, will open the door for rookie Mac Jones to earn the starting quarterback job.

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Holder: After his performance against the Jaguars, Jameis Winston will be named the Saints’ starting quarterback.

NEW ORLEANS — On Monday night, the world watched as Drew Brees’ replacement was crowned.
When the Green Bay Packers visit New Orleans in Week 1, Jameis Winston will be the starting quarterback. If not…well, there is no “if not” scenario.There was never a point this offseason when I felt Taysom Hill would beat Winston out for the position.
Throughout training camp and the first two preseason games, I’ve been anticipating Winston’s “win the job” moment.
Several Who Dats were perplexed as to why Winston and Hill’s debate remained a debate at all.
Hill gave a viable force to Winston during the preseason version of “Monday Night Football,” but Winston’s dominating performance should push Hill back into the Swiss Army Knife role, which will still serve as a key asset to the offense.Winston detonated during the Saints 23-21 win against the Jags in the preseason version of “Monday Night Football.”
He had a passer rating of 157.5 after completing nine of ten passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
Can I say that was reminiscent of Brees?
It had been
Nevertheless, you must consider that this occurred in the first quarter of a preseason game against the NFL’s weakest club last season.

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In the wake of AJ McCarron’s season-ending injury, Josh Rosen is expected to join the Atlanta Falcons.

According to ESPN’s Jordan Schultz, the Atlanta Falcons have signed former first-round pick Josh Rosen to replace AJ McCarron and compete for the team’s open backup quarterback position.
McCarron, who joined the Falcons in April, tore his right ACL in the second quarter of Saturday’s preseason game against the Dolphins in Miami, effectively ending his season.
Falcons coach Arthur Smith stated earlier Monday that the team will work out and add a quarterback to compete with Feleipe Franks as Matt Ryan’s backup.
He was candid about the Falcons’ quarterback situation.
“That doesn’t mean that if we add someone this week, we won’t add someone else next week,” Smith added.
“We’ll keep an eye on it,” Smith said, adding that whoever they sign may play in Sunday’s preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns.
Ryan and the rest of Atlanta’s starters have yet to play in the preseason, but Smith said they’ll approach this week as if everyone is getting ready to play, then analyze the true plan at the end of the week.
It would theoretically include Rosen, but if he were to play against the Browns, he would most likely be working with a limited playbook as he needs to master the terminology and then as much as he can.
“I just believe it’s unfair to throw someone out there and say, ‘Here’s the whole game plan,’ and expect them to be able to operate,” Smith said.
“So, depending on who we sign, you know they’ll be ready to go,” said Rosen, who has played for five NFL teams since being picked 10th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018.
In 13 games as a rookie in Phoenix, the former UCLA standout completed 55.2% of his passes for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.
During Rosen’s rookie season, the Cardinals fired Steve Wilks and chose Kliff Kingsbury as his replacement.
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The Cardinals selected Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in 2019 and then traded Rosen to Miami, where he started three games and completed 53.2% of his passes for 567 yards, one touchdown, and five interceptions.
Rosen was released by Miami in September 2020 after the team selected Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 1 overall pick.
He was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 draft, however he ended up on Tampa Bay’s practice squad.
In December, he was signed off the Buccaneers’ practice squad by San Francisco, but he never played in a game.
Trey Lance was picked No. 1 overall by the San Francisco 49ers.
Rosen was dismissed last week as the No. 3 overall pick in 2021.

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The Jameis Winston-Marquez Callaway connection for the Saints appears to be in top form already in the middle of the season.

Although Jameis Winston has yet to be anointed the Saints’ starting quarterback, his chemistry with wide receiver Marquez Callaway appears to be explosive.
The first was a 43-yard bomb from Winston to Callaway down the center of the field.
Next came a 29-yard strike along the left sideline, finished by a one-handed grab for another touchdown.
Both had done significant damage against the Jaguars in their preseason encounter when they walked off the field in the first quarter on Monday.
Winston finished with 123 yards and two touchdowns on 9-10 passing, while Callaway caught all five receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns.
Oh, and Winston’s first pass was 53.3 yards in the air, according to ESPN Stats & Info, the longest passing touchdown by a Saints quarterback since 2016.
Winston is in a competition with Taysom Hill to replace future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees in New Orleans. MORE: NFL’s Most Important Position Battles to Know
Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner and the Buccaneers’ first overall choice in 2015, has the experience and pedigree.
He had a 28-42 record with the Buccaneers, completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 19,737 yards, 121 touchdowns, and 88 interceptions.
As a backup quarterback for the Brees last season, he appeared in four games and completed seven of eleven passes for 75 yards.
While Saints fans are familiar with Winston’s name, Callaway is a newcomer. In his rookie NFL season, Callaway appeared in 11 games for the Saints, catching 21 catches for 213 yards and no touchdowns.
He had been signed as an undrafted free agent by the organization prior to the season.
He caught 92 passes for 1,646 yards and 13 touchdowns in four seasons at Tennessee.
Callaway, on the other hand, shown that he had some untapped promise.
In the 2020 NFL Combine, he had a 38-inch vertical, a 126-inch broad jump, and a 4.55-second 40-yard sprint.
Many have been eyeing the 6-1, 205-pound wideout as a possible sleeper, especially with Michael Thomas likely sidelined for weeks during the season. His draft profile dubbed him a “one-trick talent with field-stretching skills,” with the report noting he needs to be “more than an occasional deep ball threat if he wants to keep an NFL position.”

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Kyle Shanahan of the 49ers says nothing has changed his mind about Jimmy Garoppolo starting.

Nothing this preseason has convinced 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan that Jimmy Garoppolo is the team’s starting quarterback, as he stated after the team’s 15-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Shanahan, on the other hand, would not commit to Garoppolo as the starting in Week 1 over rookie Trey Lance.
“I’m not going to make that announcement.”
Shanahan, on the other hand, responded, “Good attempt.”
The No. 1 Lance
3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, came into camp as the veteran quarterback’s backup.
Shanahan stated that the quarterback situation is “very much the same” as it was at the beginning of camp.
Lance had 102 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Sunday’s game.
In his only series, Garoppolo completed 3 of 6 passes for 15 yards and an interception.
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Is it possible that Deshaun Watson will be a ‘healthy scratch’ for the whole 2021 season?

Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Houston Texans, stated that he would never play for the team again.
He might receive his dream in theory, but not in the way he envisioned.
In January, Watson demanded a trade, expressing a desire to leave the Texans organization.
Houston refused to move him, turning down offers from all over the league and doing everything they could to persuade the Pro Bowl quarterback to stay.
When the first of 22 sexual misconduct allegations against the Texans franchise quarterback surfaced, it marked the beginning of a legal saga that is still ongoing.
Watson’s NFL future is becoming increasingly questionable as he faces 22 legal lawsuits and ten criminal allegations.
The Texans are open to trading him, but only if they get their original asking price.
Given the uncertainty surrounding Watson, it’s unlikely that any team will be willing to pay the Texans’ high asking price.
Watson is stranded in Houston owing to teams’ aversion to the risks, and ESPN’s Sarah Barshop revealed on Outside the Lines that he may not play again in 2021.
“(Rusty) Hardin claims Watson hasn’t even met with NFL investigators for this, which he says is common of his clients because the NFL prefers to wait until the criminal aspect of the investigation is over before conducting the interview.”
Watson’s participation in Texans activities is currently unrestricted by the NFL.
If that doesn’t change before the start of the season, if the league doesn’t place Watson on the Commissioners Exempt list, we might see him spend the year as a healthy scratch on the Texans 53-man roster.”ESPN’s Sarah Barshop on Deshaun Watson’s Future The NFL isn’t going to rush a decision on Watson.
As the league conducts its own inquiry, which has been criticized by his accusers, it will first await the outcome of the criminal proceedings.
The worst moment to explore a trade for Watson is now for teams like the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, and Miami Dolphins.
Houston isn’t willing to decrease its asking price, even if it means keeping Watson and risking his worth plummeting even further.
Thus, unless anything drastic happens, he’ll be stuck on the Texans’ roster.
It’s possible that the NFL intervenes before the start of the season and places Watson on the Commissioner’s Exempt list, which is essentially paid leave.
If that happens, any time he misses may not be counted toward a possible penalty that will be imposed after the investigations are completed.
It would be surprising if Deshaun Watson played for anyone in 2021, given how he has been used in practice and where he is listed on the depth chart by the Texans.

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The Ravens win their 19th straight preseason game, 20-3, tying an NFL record.

AP National Sports By AP Sports Writer STEVE REED CHARLOTTE, N.C.
(AP) — Tyler Huntley threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns as the Baltimore Ravens beat the Carolina Panthers 20-3, tying an NFL record with their 19th straight preseason victory.
The Ravens tied Vince Lombardis Green Bay Packers for a 19-game winning run in exhibition games from 1959 through 1962, with scores by Nate McCrary and TySon Williams.
The Ravens did not have Lamar Jackson in their lineup.
Carolina quarterback Sam Darnold saw his first action as a starter, but he only lasted one series.

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Aaron Rodgers: The Packers’ 2021 trip isn’t a “farewell tour”

Aaron Rodgers isn’t looking forward to his likely final season with the Packers in 2021, telling the media on Wednesday that he doesn’t want a “farewell tour.”
“I don’t know what’s going to happen after the season,” Rodgers said. “But I’m going to enjoy it with the appropriate perspective, for sure, and not look at it as I’m getting through this.”
Following the Love selection, Rodgers stated Wednesday that “the clock has started” on his last years with the Packers, adding that he didn’t want to be a “lame duck” in 2021.
In 2020, the three-time MVP led Green Bay to the NFC Championship game, which appeared to be Rodgers’ final game with the team.
Rodgers’ desire to quit the team was reported just before the 2021 draft in April, but as training camp approached, he changed his mind.
Even if he leaves Green Bay after the 2021 season, Rodgers remains one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in franchise history.
He is the Packers’ all-time leader in touchdowns, victories, and passing yards, trailing only Brett Favre, and he has the best passer rating of any quarterback in organization history.
With Rodgers at the helm, Green Bay has made the playoffs 11 times, winning Super Bowl XLV in February 2011.
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In a matchup of former Alabama quarterbacks, the Patriots and Eagles get things started.

Bill Belichick is expected to take his time revealing whether Cam Newton or Mac Jones will be the Patriots’ starting quarterback, according to Damien Woody.
(0:57) The second full week of preseason play begins on Thursday, the first of five consecutive days of NFL action.
With only two games remaining until the regular season begins, expect to see more starters and familiar names on the field this week.
The New England Patriots will travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles on Thursday.
Well, it’s a Super Bowl LII rematch, but the better drama is the reunion of Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, who were formerly teammates in the Alabama quarterback room.
Two more games begin on Friday, including the season’s first ESPN telecast.
The game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Arizona Cardinals is also a collegiate reunion, with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes facing off against Kliff Kingsbury, his Texas Tech coach — at least for a series or two.
The majority of the action takes place on Saturday, with ten games scheduled.
The day begins with a matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Chicago Bears in the afternoon, followed by a matchup between the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers in the evening.
In real time, Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson could be seen fanboying Packers great Aaron Rodgers.
The Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys face off in Jerry World, while the Las Vegas Raiders (probably the most popular team in Los Angeles) face off against the Los Angeles Rams (who are vying for the title).
Odell Beckham Jr. is a wide receiver who plays for the New York Giants
On Sunday, the New York Giants take on the Cleveland Browns in one of two games, while Trevor Lawrence makes his Monday Night Football debut (kind of) when the Jacksonville Jaguars visit the New Orleans Saints.
NFL preseason Week 2 schedule: Complete schedule | Depth charts | PickCenter Thursday’s game: New England at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Friday’s games, 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network, Kansas City at Arizona
8 p.m. ET, ESPN Cincinnati vs. Washington
Saturday’s games: Buffalo at Chicago, 1 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Green Bay Packers at New York Giants, 4:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Falcons at Miami, 7 p.m. ET, NFL Network

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From Carson Wentz to Tua Tagovailoa, here are the 10 NFL quarterbacks with the most to prove in 2021.

As the adage goes, diamonds are formed when pressure is applied.
It also causes pipe bursts.
In some way, every starting quarterback in the NFL is under pressure.
After all, it comes with the territory.
With only 32 jobs available across the league, every passer feels a certain amount of pressure every time they put on their uniform.
However, and this is a huge but, not all situations are made equal, and certain passers will have more to prove in the 2021 season than others.
Some guys may have had a bad year in 2020.
Perhaps they’re auditioning for their next QB position or contract.
Maybe all they have to do now is reproduce their accomplishment to prove their legitimacy.
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