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NFL News Today: Leonard Fournette's Car Catches Fire, DirecTV adds NFL Redzone, Former NFL QB Ryan Mallet Passes at 35
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Leonard Fournette’s Car Catches Fire
Yesterday morning Fournette’s car caught fire while he was driving. Luckily he came away with no injuries. He shared this on his instagram.
"Man it was one of those days today, but I would like thank God, my car caught on fire while I was driving, But I'am still blessed.”
Fournette is currently a free agent after being released by the Buccaneers in March. He had a down year in 2022 only averaging 3.5 yards per attempt.
Here’s what he shared on his instagram.
Former NFL QB Ryan Mallet Passes At 35
In very sad news Ryan Mallet, who spent time with the Patriots, Texans, and Ravens, passed away yesterday.
Here’s the story from NFL.com,
“Mallett, identified initially as a tourist, drowned offshore of Gulf Shore Drive in Destin, Florida, according to the Okaloosa Sheriff's Department. Per the sheriff's department, a group of individuals were struggling in the waters when Mallett went under. He was not breathing when lifeguards pulled him out and lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.”
It’s very sad. Prayers for his family during this difficult time.
Cowboys Micah Parsons Bulking Up to 255
Micah Parson has been dominant in his first two seasons in the league with 13 sacks in 2021 and 13.5 sacks in 2022. His playing weight has been around 245 for the past couple years but now Parsons is looking to pack on a little more weight for next season. He shared his reasoning with the Dallas Morning News.
“It’s about stability. Strengthening joints, strengthening the knees, shoulders, so all the nagging injuries don’t come across. Especially in the groin. I’m trying to stay as healthy as possible.”
DirecTV To Carry NFL Redzone
Yesterday DirecTV announced that they’ll continue to carry NFL Network and will also be adding NFL Redzone as an option. I used to watch NFL Redzone on DirecTv but I believe it was only because I had purchased NFL Sunday Ticket. This off-season Google purchased the rights for Sunday Ticket which can now only be purchased through youtube.
I was wondering how DirecTV would survive after losing Sunday Ticket, but many fans will be fine with only having NFL Redzone. You don’t necessarily need Sunday Ticket unless you're a fan of a team outside of your zip code or you’re a fan like me that wants to be able to watch any game at any time.
That’s all for today!
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