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What a difference a week makes, as Greg Zuerlein received the game ball for the Dallas Cowboys after kicking the game-winning field goal in Week 2. Lirim Hajrullahu was signed to the Cowboys’ practice squad a week ago, sending a not-so-subtle message to Zuerlein. The Cowboys have released Hajrullahu for the second time in a month, indicating that the team is sticking with Zuerlein despite his shaky start to the season. “After Greg Zuerlein’s game-winning 56-yard field goal against the Vikings on Sunday, “Source says the Chargers and Cowboys are releasing kicker Lirim Hajrullahu from the practice squad,” Michael Gehlken…

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The Los Angeles Lakers have been the subject of numerous rumors this offseason, many of which have yet to materialize. Monta Ellis, a former NBA guard, is the most recent player linked to the Lakers. The Lakers are interested in hosting Ellis for a workout, according to Derrius Nelson, the veteran guard’s business manager, who told Empire Sports Media’s Alder Almo. With new Lakers basketball operations associate Jordan Henriquez-Roberts, Ellis has a connection to the team. “I told coach Roberts that Tae isn’t interested in being a star any longer,” Nelson said to Empire Sports Media. “He’s already been there……

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Injuries are an unavoidable part of the NFL game. American football is a sport that feeds on its youth. While injury is an unfortunate part of the game, it also brings opportunity. The phrase has been overused over the years, but it’s true: it’s the mentality of the next man up. The New York Jets claimed an intriguing linebacker prospect late in the roster construction process ahead of the NFL season who was better known as the older brother of Quinnen Williams than for his own merits as a player. Here’s where you can sign up for the Heavy on…

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The Buffalo Bills added protection to practice team guard Jack Anderson, whom they drafted in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL draft, last week. Because he was given protection, he couldn’t be signed by another team until after Week 2’s game. Here’s where you can sign up for the Heavy on Bills newsletter. Join Heavy on Bills for ! However, protections aren’t in place indefinitely, and there’s a small window each week for outside opportunities to present themselves. Even with the protected spots, no players are protected on Monday or Tuesday before the deadline, so practice squad players still…

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A long-time Kansas City Chiefs pro bowler has found a new home, rekindling his NFL career, despite the Atlanta Falcons’ punting woes. Dustin Colquitt, a veteran punter, has signed with the Falcons practice squad, according to Colquitt’s agent, Paul Sheehy. Atlanta appears to have chalked it up to their current starting punter, Cameron Nizialek. Congratulations to veteran NFL punter, 2x Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champion @DustinColquitt2 on joining the @AtlantaFalcons! pic.twitter.com/V1TTQMtc0p— Paul Sheehy (@ProStarSports) September 21, 2021 In the team’s Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the former AAF player had a terrible outing. In that game, Nikzialek…

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A number of former Chicago Bulls players have found new homes this summer as the team prepares to return to the playoffs for the first time in over five years. However, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Ryan Arcidiacono has worked out for the Golden State Warriors, among others: At this point, that’s not even something (the fully guaranteed minimum) the Warriors appear willing to offer any veteran still searching for employment. They’ve worked out guards like Darren Collison and Ryan Arcidiacono, among others… Will he have the same success as their predecessors, such as former first-round pick Bobby…

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The Atlanta Falcons worked out punters this week after a 48-25 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and two pivotal shanked punts by Cameron Nizialek. They clearly liked what they saw from longtime Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt, as he was signed on Tuesday afternoon. We have signed P Dustin Colquitt to the practice squad and released OL Bryan Witzmann from the practice squad.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 21, 2021 We have signed P Dustin Colquitt to the practice squad and released OL Bryan Witzmann from the practice squad.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 21, 2021 $ Here’s where you…

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Outside linebacker Bradley Chubb of the Denver Broncos will have arthroscopic surgery on his ailing left ankle, the team announced Tuesday. Chubb will undergo surgery tomorrow after undergoing a similar procedure on his right ankle in May. He’ll also most likely be placed on short-term IR, though no timetable for his return has been set. Chubb, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, was inactive in Week 1 and only played 19 snaps in Week 2. In Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had one tackle. In a video released by the Broncos, Chubb said, “I’m…

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Welcome to Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season’s Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Wide Receivers. In this week’s column, we look at an Arizona-based electric rookie. Plus, in Las Vegas, a former top-15 pick looking to build on a 100-yard performance. * Reminder: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em is designed to provide you with non-obvious fantasy lineup options. To best assist you with your fantasy decisions, we dig deep into player matchups, scoring trends, and other factors. This column does not include superstars like Tyreek Hill. Start-Sit [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | K ]…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ usually explosive passing attack has had a slow start in 2021, and they appear to be on the verge of a series of setbacks heading into Week 3. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to miss this weekend’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a minor pectoral injury. On the final play of Pittsburgh’s loss to the Raiders on Sunday, Diontae Johnson tweaked his knee, casting doubt on his availability for the Steelers’ Week 3 divisional game. Although the injury isn’t expected to keep him out for long, head coach Mike Tomlin stated that the wide receiver…

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