NFL news: Around the league in 32 plays

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Death, taxes, and some terrible team signing Matt Flynn to start for them…the only constants in life. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets:  The Jets have signed veteran backup quarterback Matt Flynn.  Flynn is most famous for the time he spent getting paid by three teams to NOT play football.  The Jets are in need of a quarterback after Geno Smith suffered a broken jaw at the hands of his now former teammate, IK Enemkapali.

  • Chiefs’ Take: Following the performance of Chase Daniel last Saturday, there were certainly a few calls placed to the Chiefs about his availability.  One would think that the Jets were one of the first to make that phone call.  It will be interesting to see if the Chiefs do consider moving Daniel.

Oakland Raiders:  The Raiders may start the season without wide receiver Andre Holmes.  Holmes broke his hand in practice and is projected to be out for three to four weeks.

Philadelphia Eagles:  The Eagles will be without tight end Zach Ertz for at least the rest of the preseason.  Ertz had a slight tear to his groin (cue Romeo Crennel).  Even if Ertz isn’t ready for the start of the season, the Eagles shouldn’t be in too bad a shape with veteran Brent Celek still on the roster.

As long as we beat him 8 more times, I don’t care. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have re-signed quarterback Phillip Rivers to a four year deal worth $84 million.  There had been some question as to what would happen with Rivers earlier in the offseason, including rumors that he was being offered to the Titans for the second overall pick in the draft.

  • Chiefs’ take: Well, that’s at least another eight games against Rivers.  Previous contests have seen some of the absolute best and worst moments in Chiefs history.  Here’s to hoping we give Rivers eight more “Worst Day Evers”.

Seattle Seahawks:  The Seahawks have some major concerns in their deep secondary, but they just got much less dire.  While Kam Chancellor appears to be intent on his holdout, his counterpart Earl Thomas was able to return to the field from his injury.  However, Thomas is still uncertain about his status for Week 1.

St. Louis Rams:  The Rams suffered a blow to their secondary with the injury to EJ Gaines.  Gaines will be out for the year and is having surgery on his Lisfranc injury to his foot.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  The Bucs have signed offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus.  Cherilus is a journeyman who was most recently with the Colts.

  • Chiefs’ take: Chiefs fans should be glad that Cherilus is off the market.  Former Indy linemen do not tend to do well in Kansas City.

Washington Redskins:  The Redskins suffered a blow they couldn’t afford when Niles Paul went down with an ankle injury.  Paul will be out for the entire season, as will his backup Logan Paulson.  Washington had been confident that Paul was due for a breakout year.  The Redskins will also be without backup running back Silas Redd for the entire season as he went down in the preseason game with a torn MCL.

Well, that’s it for me, Addicts.  A wild week that shows just how much the NFL landscape can change in a short amount of time.