Football. Is. BACK!
This Thursday marks the return of the NFL with the year’s first preseason exhibition — the Hall of Fame Game — between the Cowboys and the Steelers. That will be the week’s only contest before the rest of the slate kicks off a week later on August 12. The Chargers will face the Rams inside SoFi Stadium a week from this upcoming Saturday for their first preseason tilt.
It’s not just that football is back this week, but it’s officially back for the long haul. Starting this week, there is a football game each and every week from now until the Super Bowl early next year.
We’ve finally made it: there is now a pro or college football game every week all the way through the Super Bowl.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 2, 2021
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ARE YOU AS EXCITED AS I AM?!?!?
Let me know how you’re all feeling this week and what — if anything — are you all doing to celebrate the return of football!
And now for today’s links.
Top photos from the first week of training camp (Chargers.com)
Chargers who raised or lowered their stock after the first week of training camp (Chargers Wire)
Bolts who deserve a higher/lower rating in Madden (Bolt Beat)
Keenan Allen played a role in helping Derwin James recover from his injuries (Sports Illustrated)
Kellen Mond tests positive of COVID-19, Kirk Cousins a close contact (ESPN)
The Brown’s and Nick Chubb agreed to a three-year extension (ESPN)
Five landing spots for Xavien Howard (CBS Sports)
Carson Wentz will not have immediate surgery (Pro Football Talk)
Mecole Hardman hopes to fill role as Chiefs’ No. 2 wideout (NFL.com)
Jordan Hicks unveils why he asked for a trade (NFL.com)