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The Friday 5: August 5th

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Matthew Stafford

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is dealing with right elbow pain and had an injection there during the offseason. Stafford did not throw during the spring. He did throw during 7-on-7 drills in Thursday’s practice.

Rams’ head coach Sean McVay said that there is not a setback after Stafford suffered an elbow injury last season. He did, however, say that it’s the type of pain more often seen with pitchers and is more “abnormal” for a quarterback.


Vin Scully

Earlier this week, Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully passed away at the age of 94. Scully called games for both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 years, and the Dodgers will honor the man who was their voice on Friday.

A ceremony will honor Scully before Friday night’ game against the San Diego Padres, while the Dodgers are wearing a black patch with a microphone and “VIN” on their jerseys for the remainder of the season. The “I’ll Miss You” banner from his final game at Dodger Stadium in 2016 will be displayed behind the Vin Scully Press Box, with various other tributes happening around the stadium.

RIP to an incredible person and the absolute best we will ever hear.


Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw left his Thursday start against the San Francisco Giants early with lower back pain. I don’t want you guys to think I’m panicking, because I am very much panicking.

Kershaw was throwing warm up pitches before the bottom of the fifth inning when he felt something and exited the game. Kershaw later said he “[j]ust felt something kind of lock up there in the fifth and couldn’t really throw after that.”

This afternoon the Dodgers announced they’ve placed Kershaw on the 15-day injured list.


Joe Burrow

The Cincinnati Bengals have been without quarterback Joe Burrow, as he had an appendectomy at the start of training camp. Head coach Zac Taylor does not have a timeline for his QB1’s return.

Burrow, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has been in team meetings and has been observing practice from a medical cart.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver Mike Evans left practice early after tweaking his hamstring. Evans, who is entering his ninth NFL season, dealt with hamstring injuries last season, but he only missed one game as a result. 

The Bucs did get wide receiver Chris Godwin back on the field Friday, as he has been rehabbing from a torn ACL that he suffered in Week 15 of last season. It was his first practice since the injury. Quarterback Tom Brady – who turned 45 this week, yes 45 – was excused from practice to deal with a personal matter.

Tracy Sandler

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