The NFL has announced the rescheduling of two of their Week 7 matchups thanks to complications from COVID-19.
Following the positive testing of right tackle Trent Brown, the entire offensive line for the Las Vegas Raiders has been sent home for isolation after contact tracing connected them to Brown.
The NFL announced they’re now investigating Brown, who hadn’t been consistently wearing the mandated tracking device.
“I guess they were around Trent,” Gruden said in a video call with reporters. “I can’t get into things any more than that. But hopefully we’ll get some players back tomorrow, or for Sunday.”
Head coach Jon Gruden was among the coaches that were fined by the NFL earlier this season due to failure to adhere to the safety guidelines.
“How happy am I? I’m not happy,” Gruden said. “I’m concerned. I’m really more concerned about Trent [and] his health than anything. This is COVID and I am concerned about anybody that has it or is near it.”
– – Quotes via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN Link – –
CBS Sports suggests Detroit Lions make deal involving Marvin Jones Jr.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. has seen his name pop up in trade rumors as he’s entered the final year of a five year contract he signed in 2016. With Kenny Golladay in need of a new contract, Jones could find himself a casualty of the team’s salary cap restraints.
And now, CBS Sports has put forward the latest proposal involving Jones, which would see him head out east.
The proposal? Jones being sent to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Baltimore’s 2021 sixth-round draft pick and 2022 seventh-round pick.
Check out the reasoning below:
“The Lions can’t really expect much more for Jones at this point in his career, but the Ravens can certainly afford to surrender a few late-rounders if it means giving Lamar Jackson someone other than Marquise Brown as an option out wide. When you’re run-based and have Lamar Jackson, Willie Snead and Devin Duvernay and Miles Boykin will pass. But Baltimore is aiming for a title. Does Jones bring that closer? Not by much, if at all. But the gamble is worth it if he can be even a fraction of his old self amid new scenery.”
Should the Lions not be able to come to terms with Jones on a new deal prior to this year’s NFL Trade Deadline, is this a move you’d like to see them make?