Saints sign P.J. Williams, Jarrell Johnson

According to NFL Network reporters, the Saints will re-sign veteran defensive back P.J. Williams for one year and former Texans defensive lineman Jaleel Johnson to a one-year deal.

Williams was the Saints’ third-round pick in 2015. After the rookie contract expired, he has been staying with the team for a short one-year contract. Williams’ performance last season was arguably the best of his career: 2 sacks, 3 interceptions, including a return for a touchdown. Not counting the rookie season he missed due to injury, in his six-year career, Williams completed a total of 8 interceptions and 2 interceptions and returned for touchdowns.

The Saints’ second-tier lineup has changed a lot this season, with Marcus Williams leaving to join the Ravens and Malcolm Jenkins retiring. They were replaced by Marcus Maye and Daniel Sorensen.

Johnson, a fourth-round pick for the Vikings in 2017, played in 12 games for the Texans last season, hitting a quarterback once but not getting a sack. He’ll likely be part of the rotation with the Saints.

Bengals top pass rusher Hendrickson returns

On Thursday, U.S. time, the Bengals’ top pass rusher and defensive end Trey Hendrickson officially passed the concussion screening process and will play in this week’s playoffs against the Titans.

“He’s been through those moments,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said. “He’s one of our best players, and it’s great to have him on the court.”

Hendrickson was injured in last week’s wild-card game before being added to the concussion screening process. But he has started limited training on Tuesday and has fully participated in Wednesday’s training.

Since signing a four-year, $60 million deal with the Bengals in the 2021 offseason, Hendrickson has sacked 14, breaking a Tigers record. Hendrickson’s return is encouraging news for the Bengals, who lost defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi.

A win against the Titans on Saturday would put the Tigers in their first AL Championship since 1988.

Pirate coach Arians tests positive for new crown

On Tuesday, US time, the pirates officially announced that coach Bruce Arians (Bruce Arians) tested positive for the new crown and is currently in quarantine at home.

Arians told ESPN reporters that he is currently in no serious condition, with only mild symptoms, mainly coughing. Assistant coach and rushing coordinator Harold Goodwin (Harold Goodwin) will temporarily act as the coach.

Arians wrote in the statement: “I have full confidence in Goodwin and the coaching staff. They will help the team prepare for the game against the Jets. I look forward to completing the test as soon as possible, re-entering the training facility and returning to the team.”

The 69-year-old Arians suffered several health problems in his career, including prostate cancer in 2007, skin cancer and renal cell carcinoma in 2013, the latter forcing him to undergo surgery to remove part of his kidney.

Goodwin has been Arians’ right-hand man since 2007, having passed the Steelers (offensive striker coach and quality management coordinator), Colts (offensive striker coach) and Cardinals (offensive coordinator).

Pirates wide receiver Brown banned for 3 games for violating new crown regulations

On Thursday, US time, the NFL officially announced that the Pirates wide receiver Antonio Brown (Antonio Brown) will be suspended for three games for violating the NFL-NFLPA new crown regulations.

An investigation by the league and the players union showed that Brown was one of three players who had not correctly reported their vaccination status. Also suspended for three games are the Pirates’ substitute security guard Mike Edwards (Mike Edwards), and the wide receiver John Franklin III (John Franklin III) who was abandoned by the Pirates in August.

The two pirate players can return as early as 12.26 against the Panthers. Earlier, according to ESPN reporters, Brown was basically determined to miss the next two games due to an ankle and heel injury. Edworth can play safety guards and five-point guards, caused a drop in the game last week, and completed 3 steals this season.

Brown has been absent due to injury since the fifth week of the game. He completed 29 catches, advanced 418 yards and four touchdowns in the games he played.