The Panthers said they will not start Newton until he is 100% healthy. This week, the Panthers travel to London so odds would likely favor Allen getting another start. The team follows up their London trip with a bye in Week 7 meaning Newton could be back for Week 8.
Despite Wednesday’s deadline to sign Dak Prescott to a long-term deal, there are no scheduled talks between the Dallas Cowboys and the quarterback’s agent, Todd France, according to multiple sources.
This falls right in line with a report we had on Sunday about a lack of optimism. As the story said, things can change quickly with a simple phone call. But, there was expected to be more urgency in getting a deal done that would lock the team and Prescott together for the long term while making the quarterback one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL. Prescott already signed his franchise tender and without a deal with make a little less than $31.5 million this season.
As teams continue to get rosters in order prior to the start of training camp, which is set to kick off in just a few weeks, former Washington tight end Jordan Reed plans to play in 2020, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The 30-year-old also is said to have three teams interested in his services, but that trio of clubs wasn't specifically identified.
As Reed's fantasy owners know throughout the last few years, when healthy he can be a TE1 fantasy option. But health is been his biggest issue, specifically concussion. In 2015 he caught 87 passes for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns over 14 games. He was also named to the Pro Bowl in 2016 after catching 66 balls for 686 yards and eight scores over just a 12 game stretch. He suffered the seventh recorded concussion of his career during Washington's third preseason contest against the Falcons last summer, which forced him to eventually miss the entire season.