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  Lions | Matthew Stafford update    Wed Jan 22, 12:30 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) is 'pretty much at full health,' according to GM Bob Quinn, who adds that the team is 'totally happy and comfortable' with Stafford as their starting quarterback in 2020.

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  Packers | Green Bay signs nine to futures deals    Tue Jan 21, 09:09 PM

Free-agent TE Evan Baylis (Packers), OT Cody Conway (Packers), RB Damarea Crockett (Packers), CB Kabion Ento (Packers), TE James Looney (Packers), LB Randy Ramsey (Packers), WR Darrius Shepherd (Packers), QB Manny Wilkins (Packers) and LB Tim Williams (Packers) signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Green Bay Packers Tuesday, Jan. 21. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Chiefs | Mike Kafka staying with Chiefs    Tue Jan 21, 12:37 PM

Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka will return to the Chiefs in 2020.

Footballguys view: The Philadelphia Eagles had interest in him as offensive coordinator, but head coach Andy Reid isn't letting him go. Kafka could have a new title next year.

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  Titans | Tennessee signs 10 to futures deals    Mon Jan 20, 05:28 PM

Free-agent DE Amani Bledsoe (Titans), RB Dalyn Dawkins (Titans), LB Nigel Harris (Titans), TE Parker Hesse (Titans), C Daniel Munyer (Titans), CB Kareem Orr (Titans), OT David Quessenberry (Titans), WR Trevion Thompson (Titans), RB Shaun Wilson (Titans) and QB Logan Woodside (Titans) signed Reserve/Future contract with the Tennessee Titans Monday, Jan. 20. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Philip Rivers an option for Tampa Bay?    Mon Jan 20, 01:44 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is set to become a free agent at the end of the league year and recently moved from San Diego to Florida in order to be closer to his family in Alabama. The combination of the two is fueling 'a lot of buzz' that Rivers may be a potential target for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

Footballguys view: We should see Rivers playing elsewhere in 2020. The long-time Chargers starter could be an option for the Buccaneers but they have to first decide whether or not they'll be moving on from Jameis Winston. The buzz around the league is that the Colts may also have interest in Rivers.

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  Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes piling up records    Sun Jan 19, 10:56 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' 87 passing touchdowns in his first 35 games, including playoffs, are the most in NFL history. His 11 passing touchdowns and 142 pass attempts without an interception to begin his playoff career are both the most on record, and he is one of just two players to have at least 250 passing yards, three or more passing touchdowns and at least 50 rushing yards in multiple career playoff games.

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  49ers | San Francisco runs wild in win    Sun Jan 19, 10:16 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed six of his eight passes for 77 yards in a 37-20 win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 19. RB Raheem Mostert rushed 29 times for 220 yards and four touchdowns and caught two passes for six yards, and RB Tevin Coleman rushed six times for 21 yards. WR Deebo Samuel caught two passes for 46 yards and rushed twice for 43 yards, TE George Kittle caught his only target for 19 yards, and WR Emmanuel Sanders was held without a catch on one target. DE Joey Bosa and DL Arik Armstead both recorded a sack.

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  Packers | Green Bay comes up short of Super Bowl    Sun Jan 19, 09:48 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 31 of his 39 passes for 326 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and lost one of his three fumbles in a 37-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 19. RB Aaron Jones rushed 12 times for 56 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 27 yards and a score. WR Davante Adams caught nine of his 10 targets for 138 yards, TE Jimmy Graham hauled in four of his five targets for 59 yards, WR Allen Lazard added three catches for 36 yards, and TE Jace Sternberger caught two passes for 13 yards and a touchdown. LB Blake Martinez led the team with nine tackles, including six solo stops.

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  Titans | Tennessee heads home after valiant run    Sun Jan 19, 06:54 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill completed 21-of-31 passes for 209 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the AFC Championship Game loss Sunday, Jan. 19 against the Kansas City Chiefs. RB Derrick Henry was held mostly in check, running 19 times for 69 yards and a score, while WR Corey Davis led the team with five grabs for 65 yards and eight targets. WR A.J. Brown posted three grabs for 51 yards, and TE Jonnu Smith factored in with three catches and 38 yards. WR Adam Humphries also contributed with four receptions for 25 yards, while TE Anthony Firkser found the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown on his only grab.

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  Chiefs | KC's fantasy recap of AFC title game    Sun Jan 19, 06:15 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 23-for-35, passing for 294 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions Sunday, Jan. 19, against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game. He also ran for 53 yards and a touchdown. RB Damien Williams rushed 17 times for 45 yards and a touchdown, adding five receptions for 44 yards. WR Tyreek Hill caught five of seven targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns, while WRs Sammy Watkins paced the team with seven catches on 10 looks, 114 yards and a touchdown. TE Travis Kelce was held to three catches for 30 yards on four targets. SS Tyrann Mathieu led all Chiefs with nine total tackles (six solo), chipping in a pass deflection.

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  49ers | NFC Championship San Francisco 49ers inactives    Sun Jan 19, 05:14 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have declared TE Daniel Helm, DT Kevin Givens, LB Azeez Al-Shaair, RB Jeff Wilson Jr., CB Dontae Johnson, QB C.J. Beathard and WR Jordan Matthews inactive for NFC Championship.

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  Chiefs | Conference Championships Kansas City Chiefs inactives    Sun Jan 19, 01:40 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared OG Andrew Wylie, OL Ryan Hunter, RB LeSean McCoy, LB Darron Lee, QB Matt Moore, OT Jackson Barton and CB Morris Claiborne inactive for Conference Championships.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady expected to test free agency waters    Sun Jan 19, 11:46 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady appears unlikely to agree to a new contract with the team before free agency begins in mid-March, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: Brady is set to be an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins as he cannot be franchise-tagged by the Patriots. We've seen it before with guys like Joe Montana and Peyton Manning, so Brady may just be the next superstar quarterback to change teams late in his career. He is expected to take a methodical approach to determine where he will play next season, since this is the first time in his career that he will be eligible for free agency.

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  Patriots | Jarrett Stidham focused on himself    Sat Jan 18, 09:37 PM

New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham said he isn't worrying about impending free-agent QB Tom Brady's future with the team. 'Right now, I can't really think too much about all of that,' Stidham said. 'I have to worry about what I need to do to prepare to enhance my game, to learn as much as I possibly can. That's the biggest thing I've focused on, making a big stride from Year 1 to Year 2.'

Footballguys view: Stidham is an interesting young quarterback who the Patriots added as a fourth-round pick out of Auburn in the 2019 NFL draft. He has good tools as a passer and plays with high football intelligence. We don't think the Patriots just hand him the job if they lose Tom Brady in free agency, but Stidham might be in the mix to replace Brady.

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  Lions | Detroit scouting quarterbacks?    Sat Jan 18, 07:47 PM

Utah State QB Jordan Love, Washington State QB Anthony Gordon and Michigan QB Shea Patterson are three players the Detroit Lions will 'have their eyes on' during Senior Bowl week, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Footballguys view: Love is one of our favorite quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL draft. He's mechanically sound, can throw on the run and has a strong arm to make every throw required in the pros. There was buzz about him being a late first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, so the Lions had better not wait on him to get to the top of the second round (and they would be unlikely to draft him No.3 overall).

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  NFL | Joe Burrow to skip Senior Bowl    Sat Jan 18, 07:13 PM

LSU QB Joe Burrow has declined an invitation to attend the 2020 Senior Bowl.

Footballguys view: Not a big deal here. Burrow is at the top of the 2020 NFL draft and can't really gain anything by participating in the Senior Bowl. In years past we've seen guys like Matt Ryan skip the game, while others like Baker Mayfield go ahead and compete during the week in Mobile, AL.

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  NFL | Justin Herbert attending Senior Bowl    Sat Jan 18, 07:11 PM

Oregon QB Justin Herbert is scheduled to participate in the 2020 Senior Bowl.

Footballguys view: Herbert could be high on the list for NFL teams...maybe even the Bengals with the No.1 overall pick. Yes, LSU's Joe Burrow is considered a lock by most to be the top pick but Herbert could push for that spot with a great week in Mobile, AL. The Bengals are going to be coaching at the Senior Bowl and are going to get a close look at Herbert and his intriguing physical gifts.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo inspiring confidence    Sat Jan 18, 01:50 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has the confidence of former 49ers QB and Hall of Famer Steve Young. 'When they've asked him to raise up and go win it, he did it,' Young said. 'Those are hard things to do. That just doesn't happen. When you see it in the NFL and someone is able to do it, you go, once you've done it, you can do it again. You can keep doing it.'

Footballguys view: That's what great quarterbacks do...especially in big games. The 49ers are one game away from the Super Bowl and what a turnaround they've had this past season. They had a plan with head coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch and it took three years for it to come to fruition but here we are. A large part of what they've been able to do in the 2019 season comes down to Garoppolo staying healthy. We'll see if they can win and head to Miami for the Super Bowl.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray hasn't closed door to baseball    Sat Jan 18, 07:04 AM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray hasn't necessarily given up on playing the sport of baseball. In an interview with The Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman, Murray said that he thinks that he would be capable of playing in the NFL and MLB in the same calendar year. 'I think I could. ... Athletically, I think yeah, I could do it. I've been playing both my whole life. I would love to add that to the resume.'

Footballguys view: That's an...interesting...response from Murray who was a top-10 pick for the Oakland A's. Murray is not prohibited from playing baseball by the Cardinals but doing so would void future guarantees in his contract.

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  Chiefs | AFC Championship injury report for Chiefs    Fri Jan 17, 03:51 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (illness), QB Matt Moore (illness) and DT Chris D. Jones (calf) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 17, and are listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game. DT Khalen Saunders (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), CB Kendall Fuller (knee), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (neck), C Austin Reiter (wrist) and OG Andrew Wylie (ankle) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Titans | Ryan Tannehill garners 2 awards    Fri Jan 17, 02:12 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill on Friday, Jan. 17, was announced as the winner of the Comeback Player of the Year and Most Improved Player awards by the Pro Football Writers of America.

Footballguys view: Tannehill had a rough tenure with the Dolphins, including an ACL tear and multiple years under Adam Gase, but he showed just how much Gase held him back and Marcus Mariota held back the Titans offense. He should get a franchise tag at worst and a long term deal like the one Kirk Cousins got at best this offseason.

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  Titans | Ryan Tannehill has had quiet postseason    Fri Jan 17, 12:39 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 72 and 88 yards on 15-of-29 passing overall in the team's two postseason wins so far.

Footballguys view: The Titans haven't needed the passing game to open up to advance in the playoffs yet, but that should change against Kansas City on Sunday.

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  NFL | Joe Burrow eager for Bengals?    Fri Jan 17, 12:25 PM

LSU QB and 2020 NFL Draft prospect Joe Burrow is the near-consensus projected No. 1 overall pick, currently owned by the Cincinnati Bengals. 'He's excited to even be in that conversation, and if the Bengals do draft him, he's going to be happy,' Burrow's father, Jimmy, said in an interview Thursday, Jan. 16, with Montreal radio station TSN 690.

Footballguys view: Burrow was the top high school football player in Ohio previously. This would be a homecoming of sorts, although he played his high school ball in Athens, which is across the state from Cincinnati.

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  Chiefs | Thursday injury report for Kansas City    Thu Jan 16, 05:34 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Moore (illness) and DT Chris Jones (calf) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 16. DT Khalen Saunders (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), CB Kendall Fuller (knee), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (neck), C Austin Reiter (wrist) and G Andrew Wylie (ankle) practiced in full.

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  Chiefs | Wednesday practice report for Chiefs    Wed Jan 15, 05:21 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (illness), QB Matt Moore (illness) and DT Chris D. Jones (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 15. DT Khalen Saunders (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), CB Kendall Fuller (knee), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (neck), C Austin Reiter (wrist) and OG Andrew Wylie (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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  NFL | Tua Tagovailoa expected to throw before draft    Tue Jan 14, 08:54 PM

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip) is expected to participate in a throwing workout before the 2020 NFL Draft, according to his agent Leigh Steinberg. He could throw as soon as Alabama's Pro Day depending on his recovery.

Footballguys view: Tagovailoa is going to be a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. The medical checks at the Scouting Combine in February will be huge for his draft stock. He is already likely to be the Dolphins pick at No.5 overall but a team like the Panthers may want to leapfrog them to get this quarterback. He's a special talent and known as a great leader. Tagovailoa is a potential franchise quarterback at the pro level.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr's release would save big money    Mon Jan 13, 09:13 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is scheduled to count $21.5 million against the 2020 salary cap, and releasing him would save the Raiders $16.5 million after a $5 million charge for dead money. Previous reports have placed the odds of Carr's return at 70 percent.

Footballguys view: Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has never seemed enamored with Carr. We could see the team release him in order to make a run at a veteran like Tom Brady or Cam Newton (if released for Brady and if traded with Newton). Gruden loves his veteran quarterbacks but the team might want to go after a rookie instead. Who knows what will happen but things look dire for Carr's time with the Raiders.

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  Jaguars | Nick Foles' contract offers an out in 2021    Mon Jan 13, 08:45 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles' contract offers a potential out with the Jaguars eating $12.5 million in 2021 dead salary cap space and $6.25 million in 2022.

Footballguys view: The Jaguars have refused to make an announcement on a starting quarterback for 2020. We'll see Foles duke it out with Gardner Minshew in training camp. The total savings would be $33.625 million over the two years. However, Foles is essentially guaranteed a roster spot in 2020 with a penalty of $33.875 million in dead money should the Jaguars move on from him.

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  Texans | Houston signs 10 to futures deals    Mon Jan 13, 05:20 PM

Free-agent LB Davin Bellamy (Texans), CB Anthony Chesley (Texans), LB Nate Hall (Texans), WR Chad Hansen (Texans), RB Karan Higdon (Texans), OT Rick Leonard (Texans), S Shalom Luani (Texans), QB Alex McGough (Texans), OT Kyle Murphy (Texans) and S Jonathan Owens (Texans) signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Houston Texans Monday, Jan. 13. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Seahawks | Seattle's season ends despite late rally    Sun Jan 12, 10:11 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 21-of-31 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown as the team fell behind by 18 points twice but made a late charge before falling short 28-23 in Sunday's NFC Divisional Round playoff game. Wilson led the team in rushing with 64 yards, while RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 26 yards and two scores on 12 attempts. WR Tyler Lockett was highly efficient, turning his 10 targets into nine catches for 136 yards and a touchdown. WR DK Metcalf was held somewhat in check after setting a playoff record for most receiving yards by a rookie one week ago, finishing with four receptions for 59 yards. TE Jacob Hollister hauled in five catches for 47 yards. RB Travis Homer chipped in 27 more yards through the air to go along with his 13 rushing yards. CB Tre Flowers, LB K.J. Wright and DE Jadeveon Clowney paced Seattle with seven tackles apiece. LB Shaquem Griffin tallied one of Seattle's two sacks, while Wright and Clowney combined on the other.

Footballguys view: Wilson was once again outstanding in a playoff loss. If the Seahawks had any kind of effective running game, they might have been okay in this one. Their defense has room to improve and the Seahawks will still be in the top of the NFC picture next year.

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  Packers | Green Bay moves on to NFC Championship    Sun Jan 12, 10:02 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers finished 16-of-27 for 243 yards and two touchdowns as the team raced out to a 21-3 lead before holding on for a 28-23 victory in Sunday's NFC Divisional Round playoff game. RB Aaron Jones ran for 62 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries, while Rodgers added 14 more yards on the ground. WR Davante Adams hauled in eight catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns, while TE Jimmy Graham was the only other Packer with more than one catch, tallying three receptions for 49 yards. LBs Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith each recorded two of Green Bay's five sacks, while LB Blake Martinez led all tacklers with 10 stops (seven solo).

Footballguys view: Rodgers made a few unreal throws when he needed to and the Packers made a 21-3 hold up. They'll face a San Francisco team that thumped them 37-8 during the regular season.

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  Chiefs | Kansas City advances to AFC Championship Game    Sun Jan 12, 06:36 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 23-of-35 passes for 321 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's AFC Divisional Round win over the Houston Texans. He also led the team with 53 rushing yards on seven attempts. RB Damien Williams ran 12 times for 47 yards with two touchdowns, while adding two grabs for 21 yards and a third score. TE Travis Kelce had a monster game with 10 grabs, 134 yards and three touchdowns. WR Sammy Watkins had two grabs for 76 yards and he added 14 rushing yards. WR Tyreek Hill ran three times for 41 yards with a four-yard run and one lost fumble. WR Mecole Hardman was good for two receptions and 19 yards, while WR Demarcus Robinson ended his day with one catch for four yards on four targets.

Footballguys view: Mahomes was a cool customer and the Chiefs got even more special teams and defense breaks than the Texans by the time the game was over. The Chiefs offense is clicking at the right time although the Titans beat them earlier this year. Kelce had a record-breaking performance as the first player to catch three touchdowns in a quarter in the postseason.

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  Texans | Houston blows big lead, falls in Kansas City    Sun Jan 12, 06:31 PM

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 31-of-52 passes for 388 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 51-31 AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Kansas City Chiefs, as the team blew a 24-0 lead. RB Carlos Hyde rushed 13 times for 44 yards, while Watson also added 37 yards and a score. WR DeAndre Hopkins ended up with nine grabs for 118 yards on a game-high 14 targets. WR Will Fuller was a nice secondary option with 89 yards on five catches, while WR Kenny Stills posted three receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. TE Darren Fells also had three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. RB Duke Johnson also chipped in with 11 rushing yards and five grabs for 23 yards. CB Lonnie Johnson also had a blocked kick return for touchdown in the first quarter while totaling four solo tackles.

Footballguys view: Watson was gifted a 24-0 lead but then turned into a deer in the headlights like his teammates as the game quickly slipped away. The stats were great in a perfect fantasy football game script, but this game will be remembered as an all-time collapse. The Texans are unlikely to make any majors this offseason and will be without their first and third round picks in the draft.

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  Vikings | Minnesota signs six to futures deals    Sun Jan 12, 04:25 PM

Free-agent RB Tony Brooks-James (Vikings), QB Jake Browning (Vikings), WR Davion Davis (Vikings), TE Brandon Dillon (Vikings), CB Mark Fields (Vikings) and CB Kemon Hall (Vikings) signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 12. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Coach expects Drew Brees back in 2020    Sun Jan 12, 02:01 PM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees is expected to talk with head coach Sean Payton Monday, Jan. 13, and Payton said he expects Brees to be the Saints quarterback next season.

Footballguys view: The Saints have some big decisions this offseason. Brees is a free agent and so are backups Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill. After the loss to the Vikings in the Wild Card Round, Brees declined to comment on whether or not he would continue playing football. Over 40-years old Brees is clearly not the same player he used to be.

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  Chiefs | Divisional Playoffs Kansas City Chiefs inactives    Sun Jan 12, 01:38 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared QB Chad Henne, DL Chris D. Jones, OT Andrew Wylie, OL Ryan Hunter, LB Darron Lee, OT Jackson Barton and CB Morris Claiborne inactive for Divisional Playoffs.

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  Ravens | Baltimore's stats for the Divisional Round    Sat Jan 11, 11:36 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson threw for 365 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions Saturday, Jan. 11, vs. the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs. He ran 20 times for 143 yards and lost a fumble. RB Mark Ingram (calf) ran six times for 22 yards. WR Marquise Brown caught seven of 11 targets for 126 yards. WR Willie Snead hauled in six of eight targets for 56 yards, while TE Hayden Hurst caught one touchdown on his four receptions for 53 yards. TE Mark Andrews managed four receptions for 39 yards on seven looks.

Footballguys view: Jackson put up a ton of yards on the ground and through the air. However, he turned the ball over too much to win and seemed to be too amped up from the start. The Ravens were the favorite to go to and win the Super Bowl. Now, they'll be sitting at home for the rest of the playoffs wondering what happened.

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  Titans | Divisional Round stats for TEN    Sat Jan 11, 11:30 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill passed for 88 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs. He added a rushing score on six carries. RB Derrick Henry rushed 30 times for 195 yards, while WR A.J. Brown caught one pass for a 9-yard touchdown, and WR Corey Davis' lone reception was a 3-yard touchdown. TE Jonnu Smith scored once on his two receptions for 12 yards.

Footballguys view: The Titans were able to move the ball on the ground with great success against the Ravens and that was their key to success. That's their formula for winning most every week and it worked to near perfection in the Divisional Round.

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  Lions | Detroit may look at Case Keenum    Sat Jan 11, 09:08 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Case Keenum may receive interest from the Detroit Lions this offseason, in the opinion of the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett. The Lions showed interest in Keenum last offseason.

Footballguys view: The Lions want veteran insurance behind Matthew Stafford. In 2019, Stafford was playing at a high level before injuring his back and missing the final eight games of the season. Jeff Driskel and David Blough didn't make much of an impact for the Lions but a guy like Keenum could keep things afloat while Stafford is banged up. Of course, everyone wants Stafford to be healthy but the need to be ready in case he gets hurt again.

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  49ers | San Francisco on to NFC Championship game    Sat Jan 11, 07:36 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo went 11-for-19 for 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round playoff game. RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. RB Raheem Mostert rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries, while RB Matt Breida rushed for 17 yards on eight carries. WR Deebo Samuel caught three passes for 42 yards on six targets. WR Kendrick Bourne caught three passes for 40 yards and one touchdown on five targets. WR Emmanuel Sanders caught two passes for 33 yards on two targets, while TE George Kittle caught three passes for 16 yards on five targets.

Footballguys view: The 49ers are going to be at home for the NFC Championship Game as the No.1 seed in the conference. Their defense is playing at a high level and their offense can beat you up with the ground game. We'll see if the Packers or the Seahawks are the team traveling to play the 49ers next Sunday.

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  Vikings | Minnesota sees 2019 season end    Sat Jan 11, 07:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 21-for-29 for 172 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round playoff game. RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 18 yards on nine carries and caught six passes for eight yards during the game. WR Stefon Diggs caught two passes for 57 yards and one touchdown on five targets. WR Adam Thielen caught five passes for 50 yards on seven targets. TE Irv Smith caught three passes for 39 yards on three targets, while TE Kyle Rudolph caught two passes for four yards on three targets.

Footballguys view: It was a good run for the Vikings this season. They failed to make the palyoffs last year but made it to the Divisional Round this year. Next season, in the final season of Kirk Cousins contract, the Vikings are hoping to make the NFC Championship at least. We'll see if they can make that happen. This offseason, the secondary is a part of the team they'll need to improve to make that run.

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  Ravens | Divisional Playoffs Baltimore Ravens inactives    Sat Jan 11, 06:47 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have declared OT Andre Smith, CB Anthony Averett, SS Jordan Richards, OG Ben Powers, QB Trace McSorley, CB Iman Marshall and WR Jaleel Scott inactive for Divisional Playoffs.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson in favorable playoff position    Sat Jan 11, 03:34 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson enters his team's Divisional Round matchup against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 11, as the 2019 NFL's regular-season leader in touchdown passes with 36. Each of the last six quarterbacks to lead the NFL in TD passes and make the playoffs won their first postseason game that year.

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  49ers | Divisional Playoffs San Francisco 49ers inactives    Sat Jan 11, 03:09 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have declared TE Daniel Helm, DT Kevin Givens, LB Azeez Al-Shaair, RB Jeff Wilson Jr., CB Dontae Johnson, QB C.J. Beathard and WR Jordan Matthews inactive for Divisional Playoffs.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo making 1st playoff start    Sat Jan 11, 01:46 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is set to make his first postseason start Saturday, Jan. 11, when the 49ers host the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional round.

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  Rams | Kevin O'Connell nearing deal with LA Rams    Fri Jan 10, 09:06 PM

Former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell is reportedly finalizing a deal to become the new offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Footballguys view: Scott Turner was hired as OC with Washington and that left O'Connell considering other options. The Rams is an interesting landing spot as head coach Sean McVay had served as his own OC since he took over in 2017. O'Connell did some good work with rookie QB Dwayne Haskins and should be able to build a strong relationship with Jared Goff.

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  Jets | Surgery for Sam Darnold    Fri Jan 10, 04:54 PM

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (thumb) underwent surgery Tuesday, Jan. 10, to repair a torn ligament in his thumb, according to sources.

Footballguys view: This thumb injury was something Darnold had to deal with over the last two months of the regular season. Darnold is expected to be ready for the start of offseason workouts.

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  Eagles | Josh McCown played with torn hammy    Fri Jan 10, 12:28 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Josh McCown (hamstring) played the second half of the NFC wild-card game Sunday, Jan. 5, with a torn hamstring and is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Footballguys view: McCown's hamstring was torn from the bone but he was still out there fighting. The veteran quarterback is set to be a free agent in 2020 but he will be 41-years old in the summer and likely headed for retirement.

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  Rams | Nine sign futures deals with Rams    Thu Jan 9, 02:41 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB John Wolford, WR Greg Dortch, TE Ethan Wolf, C Nate Trewyn, G Jeremiah Kolone, DT Marquise Copeland, LBs Jeff Holland and Jachai Polite and DB Adonis Alexander signed Reserve/Future contracts with the team Thursday, Jan. 9.

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  Redskins | Dwayne Haskins not locked in as QB1    Thu Jan 9, 01:40 AM

Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins will need to earn the starting job leading up the 2020 season, according to comments made by head coach Ron Rivera, who said that, 'We won't know until we get ready to open up in September,' while also mentioning that the team has 'good veteran quarterbacks that [will] get some opportunities to play.'

Footballguys view: A most....interesting...news item here. While we don't need Rivera to do cartwheels when talking about Haskins, most did expect him to declare with certainty that Haskins was their guy...at least for 2020. At the end of the day this is likely just coach-speak and Rivera doesn't want to overstate anything. Haskins needs better weapons around him and he can build on what he flashed in his rookie season.

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