OK, as Cowboy fans, let’s stay in our shoes, even as KaVonte Turpin is juking opponents out of theirs. But he clearly has the ability to be at least a special teams difference maker. That 98-yard kickoff return TD against the Chargers was nice. The 86-yard punt return to the House was then at least as impressive. If you think that a guy returning a kickoff and a punt for TDs in the same game is rare, you are correct. That was the first time anyone had done that in any NFL game—preseason, regular seasonor postseason—in nine years. If the name KaVonte Turpin rings a faint recent bell, it may be because he was the USFL’s MVP in their just-completed season as a member of the New Jersey Generals. Or maybe you recall the six special teams TDs he scored at TCU before he was booted off the team following an assault charge, the second on his record. Yeah. There’s that.
That’s it in 2022 for Panthers rookie QB Matt Corral. Torn ligament in his left foot. Here’s what that means for Carolina in the short run. If they harbored any thoughts of moving Corral into the number two QB slot behind Baker Mayfield, and then trading Sam Darnold, that’s over now.
A tense truce has been struck between the Bears and star linebacker Roquan Smith, who has ended his hold-in and decided to play out the final year of his rookie contract for $9.7 million. This friction is unfortunate, because Smith is a hellacious player and Bears fans love him.
What a brutal loss for the Astros Saturday night in Atlanta. Houston carried a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the 11th. But a completely accidental check-swing double by the Braves’ Matt Olsen against an overshifted defense drove in the tying run. Pinch hitter Travis d’Arnaud then drove in the winner. Ouch. The ‘Stros will try to avoid a sweep in Sunday’s series finale. The Bravos have won eleven of their last twelve.
Do you think Brady will be back in the Buccaneers’ camp tomorrow? Inquiring minds want to know.