Witten, a third-round pick in 2003, was named to the Pro Bowl 11 times, tied with Hall of Fame defensive lineman Bob Lilly for the most in Dallas history. He is the Cowboys' all-time leader in receptions (1,215) and yards (12,977) and is second in touchdown catches (72). He had four 1,000-yard seasons and in 2012 set the record for most catches in a season by a tight end (110) that has since been broken.
Wide receiver Kenny Golladay. The Lions didn't get a deal done with him in-season and now the question for the new regime is whether to franchise-tag him, sign him to a long-term deal or let him walk in free agency. The most plausible solution here could be to tag Golladay to buy time to either A) work out a long-term deal once they figure out how a barren receiver room might be constructed or B) seek potential trade partners if he's not part of the long-term plan, similar to what the Texans did with Jadeveon Clowney and the Jaguars did with Ngakoue last offseason. It's also possible Golladay plays for Detroit in 2021 and the sides figure out something from there, but it's tough to see the club letting him walk considering the 27-year-old's talent and age. -- Michael RothsteinDetroit Lions for Face Masks
CBS isn't the only network that has modified its Super Bowl week plans. ESPN and NFL Network usually begin coverage from where the big game is held the Sunday before and when the teams usually arrive.Carolina Panthers for Face Masks
For years, Aaron Rodgers has been short-changed by the Packers organization. Although they made a serious effort to retool the defense by drafting great defensive backs and signing a couple of edge defenders, Rodgers’ supporting cast on offense has been precariously thin. He’s been forced to rely on superstar receiver Davante Adams and running back Aaron Jones, as the rest of the depth chart is simply inadequate.New Orleans Saints for Face Masks
Houston will be down a franchise star should Watson officially leave. He can make things hard by not waiving his no-trade clause to multiple teams, but the Texans can hardball right back and jack up the price.Las Vegas Raiders for Face Masks
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Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and the 14-2 Kansas City Chiefs are looking to repeat as Super Bowl champions after last year’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Mahomes threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions, while Travis Kelce scored one touchdown on six receptions. This year, Mahomes will go up against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Follow ProFootballTalk for more on the 2021 NFL Playoffs as well as game previews, recaps, news, rumors and more leading up to Super Bowl 2021.
The 49ers on Tuesday signed running back Jeff Wilson Jr. to a one-year contract, the club announced.