Perhaps the best part about the Super Bowl is in the hours and minutes before the game when the excitement begins to rise before the kickoff crescendo. Here's a rundown of some of the reactions and postings to social media prior to the start of Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.
Jets' George Fant: Move back to right tackle 'just another hurdle in the road'
New York's signing of free agent Duane Brown means George Fant will be kicked back to his former right tackle spot. If Fant is concerned with the potential financial ramifications of the move, he's not saying.
Kenny Pickett will follow Mitch Trubisky in QB rotation Saturday, Steelers HC Mike Tomlin announces
Rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett will be QB2 in Saturday's preseason game versus the Jaguars, a small promotion for the No. 20 overall pick as the team continues to evaluate all three of its quarterback options.
Browns QB Deshaun Watson maintains innocence, says he 'never assaulted anyone' following 11-game suspension, $5M fine
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson on Thursday maintained his innocence and said that he "never assaulted anyone" during a news conference on Thursday following the announcement that he would be suspended the first 11 games of the 2022 NFL season and fined $5 million for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.
Todd Bowles: 'There's no definitive date' for Tom Brady's return to Buccaneers
When Tom Brady took leave a week ago, the Bucs said the QB planned to return following the team's preseason game against the Titans. With that tilt slated for Saturday, coach Todd Bowles didn't provide a firm timeline on when TB12 would indeed report back for action.
Browns QB Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games, fined $5 million following settlement between NFL, NFLPA
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has been suspended for 11 games during the 2022 NFL season and fined $5 million for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy per the terms of a settlement reached between the league and the NFL Players Association, the league announced on Thursday.
Colts owner Jim Irsay believes another Super Bowl title is possible with Matt Ryan at QB
Even after franchise quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck have walked out the Colts' door, team owner Jim Irsay's optimism for building another Super Bowl-winning roster hasn't waned.
Jaguars expect RB James Robinson to play Week 1 vs. Commanders
James Robinson took part in team sessions during Jaguars practice this week, keeping him on target to return in Week 1 against Washington after suffering an Achilles injury in December.
Cardinals' Marquise Brown reflects on Ravens trade: 'I just felt like sometimes they really didn't need me'
Now with the Cardinals, Marquise Brown said Wednesday that he didn't have a personal issue with anyone in Baltimore but just wanted to play in a different offense.
Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy impressed by rookie RB Isiah Pacheco's work ethic
The hype surrounding Chiefs seventh-round running back Isiah Pacheco continues to build as we get closer to the regular season. On Wednesday, offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy continued to coo about the young runner's ability.
Lions RB D'Andre Swift believes he can generate 1,000-1,000 season
D'Andre Swift knows only three men before him have generated 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in a single season. Despite the rarity of the feat, the Lions RB believes he can hit those marks in 2022.
RB Melvin Gordon: Broncos want Javonte Williams to be 'the guy'
Broncos running backs Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams split carries evenly last season, but Gordon admitted on Wednesday that Denver might want Williams to be "the guy" in 2022.
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