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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #292 • Feb. 3rd, 2021


Celebrating Podcast Episode #4,000 And MORE

Howdy Folks,

Big day today. Not just because it was the Wednesday before the Super Bowl. That's pretty cool too but today was big as we celebrated my guys Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom as they aired their 4,000th podcast. That's a lot of good football talk. And more than a few "Sorry, Joes".

Plus the News and Notes as we race towards Sunday.

Let's go.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Celebrating Podcast Episode 4,000!
Huge shout out today to my guys Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom, hosts of the Audible Podcast. They celebrated episode #4,000 today. Yes, that's right. FOUR THOUSAND. They had a big list of VIPs on the show and even let me pop in. Hats off to Cec and Sig. Here's to another 4,000.


1. TB - WR Antonio Brown officially limited

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Feb. 3, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

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Everything is proceeding as planned. The team has been letting Brown get rest with the hope that he could return for the Super Bowl. He's trending in the right direction to play on Sunday in the Super Bowl.

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2. KC - WR Sammy Watkins to practice

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (calf) is expected to practice Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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It looks like Watkins could be available for the Super Bowl. It would give QB Patrick Mahomes another weapon in the passing game, but they'll still be dangerous through the air no matter if Watkins can play or not.

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3. NO - QB Drew Brees may make decision soon

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has not made an announcement about his playing future, but head coach Sean Payton said he believes Brees may make an announcement in the next seven to 10 days.

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We should see Brees making a decision on his future sometime after the Super Bowl. Jay Glazer reported a couple of weeks ago that Brees was going to retire and nothing might have changed. The Saints need to make other plans at quarterback for the 2021 season just in case Brees calls it a career.

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4. KC - Full practice for Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Source: Chiefs.com

Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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Edwards-Helaire is set to be the lead back for the Chiefs on Sunday. A full practice on Wednesday is a good sign that he's as close to full strength as you can be at this point of the year.

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5. ARI - WR Larry Fitzgerald unsure about future

Source: Arizona Republic - Jeremy Cluff

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has not made a decision on his playing future but said the only reason he would continue playing is if he believed the Cardinals had a chance to win a championship.

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Fitzgerald has been close to retiring for a few years now. The team will give him plenty of time to decide whether or not he wants to keep playing. He's set to be a free agent in 2021 but we can't imagine him playing for another team.

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6. KC - QB Patrick Mahomes puts in full practice

Source: Chiefs.com

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (toe) was a full participant at practice Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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Mahomes has battled this toe issue for a couple of weeks. It's not bothered him in games and he's about 100 percent healthy for the Super Bowl.

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7. PIT - WR JuJu Smith-Schuster open to returning

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Josh Alper

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent WR JuJu Smith-Schuster said he would like to re-sign with the Steelers this offseason.

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We'll see if the Steelers feel the same way...and we'll have to see if the Steelers can even afford him. They have a terrible cap situation and Smith-Schuster is likely to get around $15 million on the open market.

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8. MIA - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick hopes to play in 2021

Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said he would like to play next season.

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Fitzpatrick can still be a good 'bridge' quarterback and spot starter in the NFL. There should be more than a few teams interested in him on the open market.

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9. NO - QB Jameis Winston may be starter if he returns

Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston will compete for the starting quarterback job next season if he re-signs with the Saints and QB Drew Brees retires, according to head coach Sean Payton.

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If the Saints can find the cap room and the right number to bring Winston back, he could open the season as the starter. He'll have to compete with Taysom Hill in training camp if he does stay in New Orleans.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of the Footballguys Family. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J