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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #284 • Jan. 26th, 2021


Footballguys Got An Instagram Plus News And Notes And More

Howdy Folks,

It's that quiet week before the Super Bowl but we're right here for you. The league never rests and we've got some News and Notes you need. Plus check out my friend Mitch Carl's Rise or Fall site. And Footballguys has a new Instagram. Wow.

Let's get to it.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Check Out The Brand New Footballguys Instagram
I know we're a few (OK, ten...) years late on this but we've upped our Instagram game for Footballguys. Check out the Footballguys Instagram here. Tons of goodness there. Plus we'll have some contests going soon. Please give us a follow.


1. LAR - GM refuses to commit to QB Jared Goff

Source: ESPN.com - Lindsey Thiry

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is not guaranteed a roster spot for the 2021 season, according to comments made by general manager Les Snead on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Snead reportedly declined to provide a yes/no answer when he was 'asked repeatedly that there's a scenario' where Goff wouldn't be on the roster and referenced a recent quote from Aaron Rodgers about the future being 'a beautiful mystery,' according to ESPN's Lindsey Thiry.

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It would be tough to get rid of Goff due to the salary cap, but where there's a will there's a way. Things seem shaky right now for Goff and the Rams, but that could all clear up by the time free agency starts.

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2. GB - QB Aaron Rodgers unlikely to leave Green Bay

Source: The Washington Post - Mark Maske

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is almost certain to remain with the team in 2021, according to comments made by team president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy on Tuesday, Jan. 26.'I'll say this: There's no way in heck that Aaron is not going to be on the Packers. I mean, he is going to be the MVP of the league, might have had his best year ever. He's our unquestioned leader and, you know, we're not idiots,' Murphy told WNFL Radio.

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Things seem cold right now between Rodgers and the Packers, but that might not really be the case. Rodgers kind of softened some of his comments in a recent interview with Pat Mcafee. He's too important to that team and those fans, so we have a feeling things will stay in place. Let's see if the future changes that.

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3. TB - WR Antonio Brown should be ready

Source: ESPN - Dianna Russini

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is expected to be ready to play in Super Bowl LV, according to sources.

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Brown had to miss the NFC Championship Game and now with more time to get healthy we should see him in the big game. That means Scotty Miller or Tyler Johnson might get fewer snaps in the Super Bowl.

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4. KC - Le'Veon Bell to play

Source: ESPN - Dianna Russini

Kansas City Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) is expected to be ready to play in Super Bowl LV, according to sources.

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Bell will give the team veteran depth behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He likely won't do much in the Super Bowl.

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5. SF - RB Jeff Wilson Jr. re-ups

Source: NBC Sports Bay Area - Matt Maiocco

San Francisco 49ers RB Jeff Wilson Jr. signed a one-year contract Tuesday, Jan. 26, but financial terms weren't disclosed.

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He was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at the end of the league year. Instead, Wilson is staying with the 49ers where he can be a valuable reserve player they can trust as a spot starter.

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6. KC - WR Sammy Watkins expected to go

Source: ESPN - Dianna Russini

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (calf) is expected to be ready to play in Super Bowl LV, according to sources.

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Whether or not Watkins plays is pretty much irrelevant for the Chiefs offense. They are explosive with him on the field, and they have no problem making plays when he misses time...and he misses quite a bit of time.

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7. BUF - Buffalo inks 13 to futures deals

Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Free-agent OT Trey Adams, TE Nate Becker, RBs Christian Wade and Antonio Williams, DT Brandin Bryant, DEs Bryan Cox Jr. and Mike Love, WRs Tanner Gentry, Jake Kumerow and Duke Williams, CB Dane Jackson, S Josh Thomas and QB Davis Webb signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

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Gentry was a favorite target of QB Josh Allen in college at the University of Wyoming. He's a try-hard slot receiver who has bounced around the league. Let's see if working with Allen again can help him stick on a roster.

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8. LVR - WR Keelan Doss back with Las Vegas

Source: Raiders.com

Free-agent WR Keelan Doss signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

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Doss was thrust into the lineup for the Raiders back in 2019 but has mainly been a practice squad player for them. We'll monitor him but only in super deep dynasty formats.

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9. GB - Green Bay adds six via futures deals

Source: Packers.com

Free-agent WRs Reggie Begelton and Juwann Winfree, C Jake Hanson, PK JJ Molson, CB KeiVarae Russell and DL Delontae Scott signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

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Winfree was an intriguing late-round prospect when the Broncos drafted him a couple of years ago. He needs to stay healthy (that was a problem for him in Denver) but we'll continue to monitor him in super deep dynasty formats.

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10. SF - QB Nick Mullens underwent surgery in December

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

San Francisco 49ers QB Nick Mullens - an impending free agent - underwent elbow surgery in late December of 2020, and the damage was not as extensive as initially feared. As a result, he was able to avoid Tommy John surgery and is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

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Mullens might have lost some money in the 2020 season. He was once again thrust into action as a starter this past season but did not look good. Mullens might not be more than a below-average backup.

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11. GB - Jordan Love not ready

Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Green Bay Packers QB Jordan Love would not be the front runner to be the starting quarterback if QB Aaron Rodgers left, in the opinion of beat writer Rob Demovsky. Love struggled with accuracy in practice all season, and quarterback Tim Boyle would be more suited to open the season as starter.

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Boyle was the backup to Aaron Rodgers for the 2020 season. Love was a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft out of Utah State, but he was obviously raw last year at the Senior Bowl and needs more time to develop. Rogers said in an interview "I don't think that there's any reason I wouldn't be back." Stay tuned.

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12. CFL - WR Martavis Bryant heads to CFL

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Free-agent WR Martavis Bryant (Raiders) signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League Monday, Jan. 25.

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Bryant has not played since 2018 as the NFL has indefinitely suspended him. He applied for reinstatement in 2019 but now finds himself making a trip up North to keep playing. Perhaps if he performs well in Canada then he could get back to the NFL. It's more likely that his playing days in the NFL are done.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of the Footballguys Family. We do what we do because of folks like you. Thanks.

We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J