November 2020 - Football Wiretap

Jalen Hurts Receives First Team Reps With Eagles At Practice

Nov 29, 2020 8:27 AM

Jalen Hurts has received first team reps at quarterback this week ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles' game on Monday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Carson Wentz is still expected to start, but Hurts could see time in the game.

Hurts was a second round pick in April and has primarily been used as a gadget player. 

Doug Pederson hesitated last week when asked about potentially making a quarterback change before ultimately saying Wentz would remain the starter.

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Broncos To Play Saints Without QB As All Ruled Ineligible Due To COVID

Nov 28, 2020 8:28 PM

The Denver Broncos will be without all three of their quarterbacks for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were each deemed to be a "high-risk" close contact to quarterback Jeff Driskel, who tested positive on Thursday.

Vic Fangio has previously said running back Royce Freeman is the team's emergency quarterback.

The Saints were 6-point favorites before the Broncos' quarterback situation was disclosed Sunday night, causing most sportsbooks to halt betting on the game. Las Vegas sportsbook Circa Sports reopened the line at New Orleans -13. The point spread quickly grew to Saints -14.

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49ers Without Home For At Least Three Weeks Due To County Ban

Nov 28, 2020 8:25 PM

The San Francisco 49ers will not be able to play games at Levi's Stadium and practice at their facility as Santa Clara County has instituted a three-week ban on any contact sports taking place int he county.

The ban comes as COVID-19 cases in California and the Bay Area increase.

"All recreational activities that involve physical contact or close proximity to persons outside one's household, including all contact sports, will be temporarily prohibited," the order said. "People can continue to engage in outdoor athletics and recreation where social distancing can be maintained at all times."

The 49ers are scheduled to play two home games within that three-week span, including a December 7th game on Monday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills. 

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Lions Fire Coach Matt Patricia, GM Bob Quinn

Nov 28, 2020 3:48 PM

The Detroit Lions fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn on Saturday after two straight seasons under .500 and a third season where the team was again under .500 at midseason.

Patricia's record was 13-29-1 since taking over as the Lions coach in 2018. Quinn had been the team's GM since 2016, and the Lions were 31-43-1 during his tenure.

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Players Won't Be Paid For Any Forfeited Games

Nov 27, 2020 2:09 PM

If the NFL decides to forfeit any games as the regular season winds down amid rising COVID-19 cases, players on both teams involved in a forfeited game will not be paid for that particular game.

Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers is in doubt due to a surge of cases with the Ravens, including Lamar Jackson.

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Larry Fitzgerald Placed On Reserve/COVID-19 List

Nov 27, 2020 10:54 AM

Larry Fitzgerald has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of the Arizona Cardinals' game on Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Arizona now has just four healthy receivers on the roster heading into Sunday's game: DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella and KeeSean Johnson.

The Cardinals currently own the final playoff spot in the NFC.

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Lamar Jackson Tests Positive For COVID-19

Nov 26, 2020 10:53 PM

Lamar Jackson has tested positive for COVID-19.

Jackson is among the four latest Ravens players and one staff member to test positive on Thursday. Baltimore now has had at least a dozen players test positive.

Baltimore is down to two healthy quarterbacks: backup Robert Griffin III and practice squad player Tyler Huntley. No. 3 quarterback Trace McSorley is currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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NFL Excepts To Know Whether Baltimore Outbreak Is Contained By Friday

Nov 25, 2020 4:06 PM

The NFL expects to know whether the Baltimore Ravens' COVID-19 outbreak has been contained by Friday, according to a report.

This week's game against Pittsburgh Steelers game has already been moved from Thursday night to Sunday.

With the Ravens scheduled to face the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in Week 13, this week's scheduled Ravens-Steelers game could be the first game moved to an eighteenth week of the 2020 regular season.

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Bengals Going With Brandon Allen At Quarterback

Nov 25, 2020 4:01 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals will start Brandon Allen at quarterback in the wake of Joe Burrow's season-ending injury.

Allen started three games for the Denver Broncos last season.

He'll start against the New York Giants on Sunday after spending the entire season on the practice squad.

A sixth-round pick in the 2016 draft, Allen was picked up by the Bengals during training camp as insurance.

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Jaguars To Start Mike Glennon At Quarterback

Nov 25, 2020 2:12 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars will start Mike Glennon at quarterback in Week 12 as they try to stop a nine-game losing streak.

Glennon hasn't started since Sept. 28, 2017.

Gardner Minshew started the first seven games of the season but had missed the past three with a thumb injury.

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NFL Moves Steelers-Ravens From Thanksgiving To Sunday

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Bruce Arians Won't Take Over Offensive Playcalling

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Players Now Required To Wear Masks On Sideline

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Adam Thielen Lands On Reserve/COVID-19 List

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Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins Test Positive For COVID-19

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Mike McCarthy Inspired Cowboys With Gallagher Routine

Todd Archer/ESPN

Joe Burrow Tears ACL, MCL To Go With Other Structural Issues

Adam Schefter, Ben Baby/ESPN

JuJu Smith-Schuster Hurts Toe On Penalty Flag

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Doug Pederson: Benching Carson Wentz Would Send Wrong Message

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Frank Gore On Going 0-16: 'I Can't Go Out Like That'

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Tua Tagovailoa Remains Miami's Starter Despite Benching

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Joe Burrow Out For Season With Torn ACL

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Drew Brees Has 11 Fractured Ribs, Lung Function Improving

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Saints To Start Taysom Hill Instead Of Jameis Winston

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Eagles Place Five Players On Reserve/COVID-19 List

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BYU Coach: NFL Interest In Zach Wilson Is High

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Andy Dalton: COVID-19 'Hit Me Hard'

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Greg Olsen Suffered Ruptured Left Fascia

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Seahawks' Stadium To Be Renamed Lumen Field

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Aaron Rodgers No Longer Packers' NFLPA Representative

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