Cardinals sign wide receiver A.J. Green to one-year deal

The Cardinals signed veteran wide receiver A.J. Green to a one-year deal, NFL Network reporters reported Thursday. Green had 54 catches for the Cardinals last season for 848 yards and three touchdowns.

Green was only the No. 2 wide receiver for the Cardinals because of DeAndre Hopkins, but he quickly showed his value. With the departure of Christian Kirk, the Cardinals need to ensure they retain a solid wide receiver, and Green fits the bill and is already familiar with the Cardinals’ offense.

In addition to Hopkins and Green, the Cardinals’ wide receiver lineup also includes Rondale Moore and Antoine Wesley. However, who is passing the ball for them is somewhat uncertain. According to NFL Network reporters, Kyler Murray will not play for the Cardinals until he is awarded a new contract.

Green first played for the Bengals and played in 127 games, contributing 649 catches for Cincinnati for 9,430 yards and 65 touchdowns. He joined the Cardinals in the 2021 offseason on a one-year, $6 million contract.

NFL to adjust playoff overtime rules

On Tuesday, NFL owners voted to approve a rule change for overtime: During the playoffs, each team will get one possession of the ball.

The regular season overtime rules will remain the same: if the team with the ball first gets a touchdown, that team wins.

Most of the members of this vote tend to support some adjustments to the overtime rules. In the previous playoffs, the Chiefs and the Bills had a tight score, but in the end, the Chiefs won the coin guess in overtime, and the touchdown won the final victory. This has also caused many fans to be dissatisfied with the rules.

If both teams score touchdowns after possession of the ball, the sudden death rule applies for the remainder of the overtime period.

According to statistics, since the death of the existing overtime rule in 2012, the data during the regular season has been relatively average: 50% of the teams who won the coin guess won the final victory. But of the 12 playoff games, seven were decided by the first possession, and 10 were won by the coin-guessing team.

49 people want quarterback Gallopolo to participate in the closing game

According to ESPN reporters, although the 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (Jimmy Garoppolo) is expected to participate in the regular season closing game against the Rams, although he will miss the game due to a thumb injury.

In addition, Elijah Mitchell, who missed three games due to a knee injury, also has hopes of returning.

Gallopolo missed all four training sessions this week. The medical team believes that Gallopolo’s avoidance of passing training is more helpful for recovery. Coach Kyle Shanahan (Kyle Shanahan) said: “He also has a chance to play this week, but next week is more likely.”

The current 49ers rookie Trey Lance (Trey Lance) has a high probability of starting on behalf of the team. Nate Sudfeld (Nate Sudfeld), who was promoted from the training lineup to the big list, will serve as a substitute.

Steelers cornerback Joe Hayden and others will be absent from this week’s game

On Saturday, US time, Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (Joe Haden) is determined to be absent from this week’s game. Tight end Eric Ebron and center/guard JC Hassenauer (JC Hassenauer) ) Was added to the injury reserve list.

Ibron suffered a knee injury in the game against the Lightning last week and required surgery and will be absent for a while. Ibron started this season with rookie close end Pat Freiermuth (Pat Freiermuth). There are not many opportunities this season. He has only completed 12 catches, advanced 84 yards, received touchdowns and rushed the ball. Once in each array.

Hayden suffered a foot injury in the 11th week of the game. This is already the second game he has missed. Cornerback James-Pierre (James Pierre) is expected to continue to replace him in the starting game. Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (Ahkello Witherspoon) has a high probability of being activated to the big roster.

In addition, the Steelers also promoted defensive forward member Daniel Archibong and wide receiver Anthony Miller to the big list, and signed kicker Sam Sloman. To the training lineup.