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It seems like big punt returns are getting fewer all the time. The special teams are so good at coverage now, especially the gunners that there usually isn't a whole lot of space to maneuver when the returner gets the ball. Penalties for illegal blocks nullify half of them anyway.
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Originally posted by CatchMaster80:
It seems like big punt returns are getting fewer all the time. The special teams are so good at coverage now, especially the gunners that there usually isn't a whole lot of space to maneuver when the returner gets the ball. Penalties for illegal blocks nullify half of them anyway.

Rules changes on specal teams also may have something to do with that. I think moving the kicking spot further back/forward etc... option of going for it on 4th down vs kicking a fieldgoal (or something like that) I do remember there were a lot of special teams rules changes about a year or two back. Too lazy to research about it though.
Anyone with knowledge on this? Front page article said the Niners reached an injury settlement with Tavon Austin and he's no longer on the team's IR. But didn't mentioned if he was released or not. Does that mean he could come back from season ending IR or he's gone?
Originally posted by 808niner4lyphe:
Anyone with knowledge on this? Front page article said the Niners reached an injury settlement with Tavon Austin and he's no longer on the team's IR. But didn't mentioned if he was released or not. Does that mean he could come back from season ending IR or he's gone?
it usually means he is being released and we get some cap savings
Can they release a player who was on IR and sign them with a clean bill of health? Maybe thats a way to get him off IR if its not needed?
I just looked up the rules and Austin could be brought back, but there is a 3-week waiting period after the injury settlement. If he's not signed by another team at that point, we could bring him back.
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by 808niner4lyphe:
Anyone with knowledge on this? Front page article said the Niners reached an injury settlement with Tavon Austin and he's no longer on the team's IR. But didn't mentioned if he was released or not. Does that mean he could come back from season ending IR or he's gone?
it usually means he is being released and we get some cap savings

Ahh thx, thought KS and company found another loophole of stashing players and bringing them back when needed from season ending IR. But I'll take the cap space..lol.
With Deebo out a couple of weeks, Austin would be golden right about now.
Originally posted by 808niner4lyphe:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by 808niner4lyphe:
Anyone with knowledge on this? Front page article said the Niners reached an injury settlement with Tavon Austin and he's no longer on the team's IR. But didn't mentioned if he was released or not. Does that mean he could come back from season ending IR or he's gone?
it usually means he is being released and we get some cap savings

Ahh thx, thought KS and company found another loophole of stashing players and bringing them back when needed from season ending IR. But I'll take the cap space..lol.
we can always sign him back if available, but i think this is more of a cap move.
With so many injuries around the league, I don't see Austin coming back. Can't imagine him making it through the entire 3-week waiting period without getting signed. If he's available at that point, I'd definitely bring him back.

I......I didn't know he was still on the team. I thought he left with that other speedster.

Edit- JJ Nelson!
[ Edited by Afrikan on Oct 27, 2020 at 5:17 PM ]
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i did say it was a bad signing..

Tavon
Sanu
Jett

... bad bad bad
Bye, we barely knew ya.
Originally posted by Afrikan:
I......I didn't know he was still on the team. I thought he left with that other speedster.

Edit- JJ Nelson!

Saw the link and got excited just because I remembered the draft hype and rime with Rams. Then I realized he's been on the team for months and hasn't seen the field...lol
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Originally posted by Bluesbro:
Bye, we barely knew ya.

Another one bites the dust.
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