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Who is Kendall Hinton? What to know about the Broncos' possible starter who hasn't played QB since 2015

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By Dan Schneier | CBS Sports

The day before the Denver Broncos' Week 12 matchup with the New Orleans Saints, all three quarterbacks on the roster were ruled ineligible after they were deemed to be a high-risk close contact to quarterback Jeff Driskel, who was placed on the reserve/COVID list due to a positive test.

The Broncos are now scrambling and practice-squad WR Kendall Hinton might be the answer. If you can't remember ever seeing Hinton drop back to throw a pass -- at any level -- don't beat yourself up. It's probably because you're not a die-hard ACC football fan. The former Wake Forest player was a wide receiver in 2019, but played at quarterback the four seasons prior.

So who is Hinton and what will he bring to the position? During his collegiate career at Wake Forest, Hinton appeared in 22 games over four seasons. Hinton took most of his collegiate quarterback reps during his freshman season in 2015. He completed 93 of 177 attempts for 929 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions. On the surface, those numbers are fine for a freshman, but things did get dicey. Hinton's 52.5 percent completion rate and 5.2 yards per attempt average were serious red flags. ...

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Broncos rule out every QB on roster, will reportedly start practice squad WR under center vs. Saints

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By Jack Baer - Writer |

In quite possibly the most preposterous situation of an NFL season full of them, the Denver Broncos are set to play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday with no quarterbacks on their active roster.

Backup quarterback Jeff Driskel was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, and will now be joined by the rest of the team’s quarterback depth chart. Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were all ruled ineligible on Saturday due to contact tracing, the team confirmed.

The Athletic’s Lindsay Jones reported that the three remaining quarterbacks were not forthcoming during contact tracing interviews about their exposure, spent extensive time together without masks and didn’t consistently wear their tracking devices. ...

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Sources: New Orleans Saints fined $500K, lose pick for not wearing masks during Week 9 postgame celebrations

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By Adam Schefter - ESPN Senior Writer |

The NFL fined the New Orleans Saints $500,000 and took away a seventh-round draft pick because they didn't wear masks during their postgame celebrations after beating Tampa Bay 38-3 in Week 9, league sources told ESPN on Sunday.

The Saints, who were not happy about the discipline, have appealed the league's decision. The Saints believe other teams across the league also have celebrated victories without masks, but none has been been hit the way New Orleans has.

Saints players and the team itself posted celebration videos from their postgame locker room, and it immediately gained the attention of the NFL. Coach Sean Payton, linebacker Demario Davis and quarterback Jameis Winston, who made his season debut in the victory over his former team, were among those seen dancing and celebrating in the video posted to Instagram by receiver Tre'Quan Smith.

Davis and C.J. Gardner-Johnson also posted videos of the postgame dancing and celebrating on social media. The Saints no longer have any videos of the locker room celebration on their official Twitter account. ...

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All Denver Broncos QBs ineligible vs. New Orleans Saints because of coronavirus

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By Jeff Legwold |

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- In the on-field scenario many in the league feared the most with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Denver Broncos plan to play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday with no available quarterbacks for the game.

The Broncos' three eligible quarterbacks -- Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles -- were each deemed to be high-risk COVID-19 close contacts and none of the three can be in uniform for Sunday's game, the team announced on Saturday night.

Denver's statement didn't say who the players came in contact with but sources told ESPN it was quarterback Jeff Driskel. Driskel tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and was moved to the team's reserve/COVID-19 list later that day.

The Broncos will not be forfeiting Sunday's game, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. ...

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Terron Armstead reportedly test positive for Covid-19

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It has been reported in several tweets, the first by Katherine Terrell (@kat_Terrell), that New Orleans Saints starting left tackle Terron Armstead has tested positive for Covid-19.

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Week 12 early games open thread

  • News source: Wallace Delery
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Week 12 is here and the early slate of games are ready to kickoff while we wait for the New Orleans Saints to kickoff in the Mile High City along with the late slate of games. Here is today’s early slate:

Miami at New York Jets

Arizona at New England

Carolina at Minnesota

Cleveland at Jacksonville

Tennessee at Indianapolis

New York Giants at Cincinnati

Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo

Las Vegas at Atlanta

The most interesting game of the early slate is clearly Indy hosting Tennessee in an AFC South clash to see who will have the upper hand for the division title. Watch the games...
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Saints place backup tackle Derrick Kelly on reserve/COVID list, call up Cameron Tom

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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DENVER — The New Orleans Saints have placed backup offensive lineman Derrick Kelly on the reserve/COVID list, and elevated practice squad offensive lineman Cameron Tom to take his place on the roster for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

Kelly is the second Saints offensive lineman to go on the list this week, joining starting left tackle Terron Armstead. Kelly has appeared in five games this season, mostly as a sixth offensive lineman in the Saints jumbo packages. He has played a total of 15 offensive snaps.

Being put on the reserve/COVID list does not necessarily mean Kelly...
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Relationship between Saints, their fans and the NFL sours even more with latest penalties

  • News source: Ken Trahan
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The intense dislike, if not downright hatred affair, between the NFL league office and New Orleans Saints fans has been elevated.

The Saints received more bad news from its perceived adversary as its best friends, Roger Goodell and the NFL hierarchy, decided to make the team an example by not only fining the organization $500,000 but also taking away a seventh-round draft choice.

The penalties were levied for the videos posted all over social media, highlighted by the organization itself in a far less than brilliant move, showing the players and coaches dancing in celebration in the...
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Saints vs. Broncos: Game Time, TV, Radio, Online Streaming, Mobile, and Odds

  • News source: Wallace Delery
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The Saints face the Broncos in Denver today. The Saints have unfortunately lost five straight matchups against the Broncos, but they have won seven straight games this season, so something has to give today. Hopefully the Saints keep their winning streak going with a big win at Mile High today!

Here are your links to follow all of today’s Saints Week 12 action:

The easiest way to watch NFL action on your TV, smartphone, or streaming device is through fuboTV. fuboTV provides you access to live sports and TV without cable. You get access to all of the major networks including CBS, NBC...
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Saints reportedly fined $500K, lose draft pick for violating NFL's coronavirus guidelines again

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DENVER — The NFL has levied significant discipline against the New Orleans Saints after the league determined that the team violated the coronavirus guidelines again, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning.

The Saints forfeited a seventh-round draft pick and were fined $500,000 for their second offense of the NFL's coronavirus protocols, Schefter reported, adding that the team has appealed the NFL's verdict.

However, the Saints' postgame celebratory videos that feature many team members not wearing masks on Nov. 8 after their win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers "wasn't the issue,"...
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Saints to be officially punished for mask-less post-game celebration

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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The New Orleans Saints have officially been penalized for their post-game locker room celebration that went viral after their 38-3 decimation of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Saints are reportedly docked a 7th-round draft pick and have been fined $500,000.00 as an organization.

This is the second $500,000 fine for the Saints related to Covid protocols, as Sean Payton and the Saints were fined a similar amount after a Week 2 loss to the Los Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football when the coaches for both teams, Payton and Jon Gruden, were shown multiple times not wearing masks correctly...
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New Orleans Saints favored heavily in Mile High matchup

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The New Orleans Saints have been favored by more than five points four times this season and Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos will be the fifth. According to our friends at Sports Betting Dime, the Saints are a six-point favorite heading to Mile High. This will also be the second lowest over/under for a Saints game this season since the 41.5 total against Chicago.

Straight-Up: New Orleans (-265), Denver (+225)Against the Spread: New Orleans (-6), Denver (+6)O/U: o43.5 (-110), u43.5 (-110)

This will be the fifth road game for the Saints this season. After losing the first against...
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Sources: Saints fined, lose pick for no masks

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At a time when the Denver Broncos have lost their quarterbacks, the New Orleans Saints have lost a draft pick.

The NFL fined the Saints $500,000 and took away a seventh-round draft pick for not wearing masks during their postgame celebrations after beating Tampa Bay 38-3 in Week 9, league sources told ESPN.

The Saints, who were none too happy about the discipline, have appealed the league's decision. The Saints believe other teams across the league also have celebrated victories without masks, but none have been bit hit the way New Orleans has.

Saints players and the team itself posted...
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Saints stripped of seventh-round pick, fined $500,000 for not wearing masks

  • News source: Michael David Smith
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The NFL has cracked down on the Saints after viral videos showed them celebrating in their locker room without wearing masks.

The Saints have been stripped of their seventh-round draft pick and fined $500,000, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The violations took place after the Saints beat the Buccaneers 38-3 in Week 9. Videos, including at least one posted on the Saints’ official social media outlets, showed Saints players and coaches yelling, laughing and hugging each other in the locker room without masks afterward.

According to Schefter, the Saints are appealing the decision and...
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Saints become huge betting favorites after Broncos rule out quarterbacks

  • News source: Michael David Smith
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How much does it cost an NFL team to lose all its quarterbacks? According to the Vegas oddsmakers, about nine points.

That’s about how much the line shifted when the Broncos ruled out all of their quarterbacks because of exposure to COVID-19.

Prior to Saturday’s news breaking, the Saints were favored by about six points at most sports books. As of Sunday morning, the Saints are favored by about 15 points.

Simultaneously, the total points scored number has gone down. The over/under has dropped from about 43 to about 36 at sports books. In other words, prior to the news about the Broncos’...
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Broncos practice squad receiver Kendall Hinton to start at quarterback

  • News source: Michael David Smith
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All of the Broncos’ quarterbacks are out of today’s game because one tested positive for COVID-19 and the others had close contact with them, and so Denver is taking drastic measures.

Kendall Hinton, a wide receiver on the practice squad, will be the Broncos’ starting quarterback today against the Saints.

Hinton was a high school quarterback who started two games at quarterback for Wake Forest as a true freshman in 2015. After that he spent three seasons as a backup quarterback before moving to receiver in 2019.

For his entire college football career, Hinton had 1,504 passing yards, a...
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Kendall Hinton, the Denver Broncos' potential QB vs. the Saints: 3 things to know

  • News source: BY KYLE WHITFIELD | Staff writer
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The Denver Broncos won't have any of their four quarterbacks available Sunday when they face the New Orleans Saints because of coronavirus concerns, multiple people familiar with the NFL's investigation told The Associated Press.

The Broncos were scrambling on Saturday night to prepare practice squad rookie receiver Kendall Hinton and No. 3 running back Royce Freeman to share snaps at quarterback.

According to, Hinton will play "plenty" against the Saints.

Here are three things to know about Hinton:

Hinton caught 73 passes for 1,001 yards and four touchdowns last season at Wake...
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Saints vs Broncos live scoreboard, updates: See broadcast info, key storylines, more

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Well, get ready for a strange one at Mile High Stadium.

The Saints travel to Denver to take on the Broncos in Week 12 of the 2020 NFL Season, but both teams are lacking key players heading into the game.

Left tackle Terron Armstead will be out for the game after testing positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, adding another crucial name to the Saints' injured list along with quarterback Drew Brees, left guard Andrus Peat and All-Pro returner Deonte Harris.

Meanwhile, the Broncos will have to get creative to even field an eligible team after all four of their quarterbacks on the roster were...
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Broncos have a quarterback mess, and only themselves to blame

  • News source: Mike Florio
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When Broncos backup quarterback Jeff Driskel first landed on injured reserve, coach Vic Fangio expressed confidence that Driskel’s condition wouldn’t knock out the team’s other quarterbacks.

“The other quarterbacks were only on there minimal amounts, like two minutes and some seconds — four minutes,” Fangio told reporters on Thursday. “That’s over a three- or four-day period. They thoroughly checked those guys that were on the two minutes, three minutes, four minutes, and they came back and said nobody else needs to go on the list and they cleared us to have normal activities and normal...
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