Your source for all the key news regarding player movement and injury updates to key players during the 2017 NFL Season.
Week Seventeen Coverage:
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaelen Strong tears ACL in return from suspension, done for the season
- Making his season debut for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaelen Strong had a strong outing but it resulted in him blowing out his ACL. In the game against San Francisco, Strong caught three receptions for 33 yards and caught a touchdown. Strong is set to become a free agent at year’s end and due to the ACL injury, a team might not target him until he is healthy. (Per: Mike Kaye)
Week Sixteen Coverage:
Los Angeles Chargers: Hunter Henry has a slight laceration to his kidney status unknown
- The Chargers are continuing to get hit with injuries as the team is already entering week sixteen without linebacker Denzel Perryman on defense. Head coach Anthony Lynn said that he is uncertain if Hunter Henry will be ready to go on Sunday vs. the New York Jets. If Hunter Henry is unable to go forward for the rest of the season the team will turn to veteran Antonio Gates at starter with Sean McGrath serving as his backup.
Los Angeles Chargers: Injury update on multiple Chargers who went down to injury vs. Kansas City
- In a press conference, this afternoon, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn updated us that wide receiver Keenan Allen is okay and Adrian Phillips is sore but is not expected to return this week. Keenan Allen left Saturday’s game vs. Kansas City on a cart with a back injury and Adrian Phillips got helped off the field by teammates after sustaining a ankle injury. Adrian Phillips could end up becoming week-to-week. The Chargers play the New York Jets on Sunday.
Week Fifteen Coverage:
New England Patriots: Running back Rex Burkhead avoids serious knee injury vs. Pittsburgh
- Midway through Sunday afternoon’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rex Burkhead went down with a scary knee injury which looked serious. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Rex Burkhead did not sustain a ACL tear or serious injury but is expected to miss time. In the meantime, running backs James White and Dion Lewis will be used during the absence of Burkhead.
Los Angeles Chargers: Running back Austin Ekeler done for the season with broken hand
- Lighting bug 3.0, Austin Ekeler sustained a broken hand in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The game as a whole just went downhill for the surging Los Angeles Chargers. Ekeler’s rookie season was a big success as he had 47 carries for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground but excelled more as a receiving back, 27 receptions for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns. Austin Ekeler should be ready to go by training camp and replacing him will be Branden Oliver.
New England Patriots: Patriots close to signing free agent receiver Kenny Britt
- After completely falling out with the Cleveland Browns, Kenny Britt is now getting a change of scenery and is close to signing with the Patriots. The Patriots are still thin at wide receiver even with Chris Hogan making his return to the Patriots on Monday vs. Miami. Kenny Britt will play as the Patriots #3 wide receiver behind Hogan and Amendola but his status beyond this season is still up in the air as Julian Edelman is to return next season. We will see how Britt adapts to his time in New England. (Source: Field Yates)
Green Bay Packers: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) cleared to resume playing
- What a fast recovery for Aaron Rodgers. Back during week six of this season, Aaron Rodgers was tackled on his shoulder by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr which lead to Rodgers breaking his collarbone. Over the past seven weeks, the Packers had been struggling under Brett Hundley at quarterback and many fans asking for a change in quarterback but Mike McCarthy said that they were sticking with Hundley going forward. With Aaron Rodgers returning from his injury the Packers offense could quite possibly re-find their groove and try and make the playoffs as a wildcard. The Packers have Carolina, Minnesota and have Detroit to finish up the season.
Week Fourteen Coverage:
Denver Broncos: Broncos place Derek Wolfe on injured reserve with neck injury, ending his season
- Dealing with neck issues all season, the Broncos decided to call it quits on Derek Wolfe‘s season by placing him on injured reserve. Derek Wolfe did not suit up this past Sunday against Miami due to his neck injury making it the first game he has missed all year. This season, Derek Wolfe, like the Broncos in general, is having a bad year as he has 2 sacks and 18 total tackles in 11 games this season. Derek Wolfe is being given extra time to rehab his neck injury and get ready for training camp in 2018. (December 6th | Source: Mike Klis)
Houston Texans: Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz placed on injured reserve with concussion
- For the second time this season, tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz is landing on injured reserve with his second concussion of the season. The Texans are losing pieces left and right on offense due to injury as they also lost wide receiver Bruce Ellington for the season also with a concussion. Going forward Stephen Anderson will be named starter and taking the roster spots of both Fiedorowicz and Ellington will be DeAndrew White and MyCole Pruitt. (December 5th)
Atlanta Falcons: Falcons sign cornerback Leon McFadden, waived running back Terrence Magee
- The Atlanta Falcons have added depth to the cornerback position with the addition of Leon McFadden. Leon McFadden is being signed as the Falcons could be without cornerback Brian Poole for another week as he is dealing with a back injury. In corresponding move, Terrence Magee was waived. Magee has been bouncing around from team-to-team over the last two seasons. The Falcons could possibly bring him back on the practice squad. (December 4th)
Week Thirteen Coverage:
Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians names Blaine Gabbert starting quarterback next week vs. Tennessee
- In the Arizona Cardinals post-game press conference following the team’s loss to Los Angeles this afternoon, Bruce Arians named Blaine Gabbert starter for next week’s Tennessee game. This week vs. division rival Los Angeles did not fair well in Gabbert’s favor as he was picked off twice in the game with one being a pick-six by Alec Ogletree. The Cardinals are back at home next week vs. Tennessee who have had some issues at defensive back in recent weeks we could look at a turnaround from Gabbert next week. (Source: Darren Urban/Bruce Arians)
Arizona Cardinals: Running back Adrian Peterson (neck) not expected to play Sunday vs. Rams
- All week, Adrian Peterson has been dealing with a neck injury and according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, it is likely he will be a game-time decision vs. Los Angeles. Once the official word on the status is released and Peterson is officially out of this afternoon’s game against Los Angeles the Cardinals will turn to Kerwynn Williams in relief. (November 3rd, 2017 | Source: Adam Schefter)
Los Angeles Chargers: Cornerback Casey Hayward to play against Cleveland after the death of brother this week
- NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport has confirmed that cornerback Casey Hayward will indeed suit up this weekend against the Cleveland Browns. It has been a tough week for the Hayward family as Casey’s brother passed away earlier this past week which lead to Casey flying home to Georgia to be with his family. It is expected to be a huge game for the Chargers as they are one win out from being .500 on the season and for Hayward he is expected to cover the returning Josh Gordon.
Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs sign former Jets and Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis
- Darrelle Revis, 32, received interest from fellow AFC West division rival Los Angeles Chargers but nothing came about it. Lately, the Kansas City Chiefs have been burned in coverage outside of Marcus Peters so trying to improve through free agency was the course of action the team only had. Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid that there is a chance that Revis could play on Sunday but due to the late signing it is truly up in the air late-week. (November 23rd, 2017)
Arizona Cardinals: Cardinals released running back Andre Ellington, Redskins/Texans possible destinations?
- Team sources confirmed today that the Arizona Cardinals have released running back Andre Ellington. Andre Ellington has not been favored much this season as he has been playing behind David Johnson (week 1), Kerwynn Williams and now with the arrival of Adrian Peterson, he was behind him also. Today, the Cardinals announced that former Eastern Michigan running back Bronson Hill will take Ellington’s role. Now a free agent, Andre Ellington could be targeted as a depth addition for the Redskins who lost Chris Thompson this weekend to a concussion. The Houston Texans are also a possibility as they lost backup running back D’Onta Foreman to an Achilles injury against Arizona on Sunday. (November 20th, 2017)
Buffalo Bills: Receiver Kelvin Benjamin avoided a complete ACL tear after helmet hit vs. Chargers, could miss time
- In the early going’s of Sunday’s blowout loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was hit in the knee area by a Chargers player helmet. The receiving core in Buffalo was diminished with the subtraction of Benjamin as the team did not have wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee). There is no official word on Benjamin’s health except that it is unsure he will play in week 12. We will continue to monitor Benjamin’s health once throughout the week. (November 20th, 2017)
Week Eleven Coverage:
Houston Texans: Texans fear that D’Onta Foreman sustained a torn Achilles in win over Arizona Cardinals
- The Houston Chronicle has confirmed that Texans rookie running back D’Onta Foreman has sustained a torn Achilles in the Texans win over the Cardinals. D’Onta Foreman sustained his injury on his 34-yard rushing touchdown but would later be carted off ending his day with 10 rushes for 65 yards and 3 receptions for 15 yards. This season, Foreman was sharing the workload with veteran running Lamar Miller but now Texans will go forward with Miller as their premiere back. Alfred Blue will back up Miller and we could possibly be seeing the Texans workout running backs this week. (November 19th, 2017)
Jacksonville Jaguars: Running back Leonard Fournette to be a game-time decision vs. Cleveland
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette game-time decision with his lingering ankle injury. Fournette’s ankle injury has already cost him week seven earlier this year. Should Fournette not suit up against Cleveland, the Jaguars will turn to Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon. (November 19th, 2017)
Baltimore Ravens: Ravens activate Danny Woodhead from injured-reserve, Sunday status uncertain
- Danny Woodhead missed the last 8 games after sustaining a hamstring injury in week 1 vs. Cincinnati. Upon returning, Danny Woodhead will continue his role as a backup as it has been confirmed by Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg that Alex Collins will continue to be their starter. The Ravens hit the road this week and will meet the Packers on Sunday. (November 18th, 2017)
Los Angeles Chargers: UPDATE! Philip Rivers passes league concussion protocol, will start vs. Buffalo on Sunday
- After a full week of practice, Philip Rivers has passed through the league’s concussion protocol. Philip Rivers was tabbed as questionable despite participating in practice all week. Philip Rivers will play in his 165th consecutive game vs. Buffalo as he will compete against rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman who was named the starter after the benching of Tyrod Taylor. (November 18th, 2017)
Denver Broncos: Paxton Lynch promoted to #2 on the depth chart, Siemian demoted to #3
- For the first time this season Paxton Lynch will be activated but will not start vs. Oakland. All season, Paxton Lynch has been dealing with a shoulder injury but will now be able suit up and test it at some point this season. Brock Osweiler will remain the starter despite underachieving in his last two starts. Osweiler is playing for his starting gig this Sunday vs. Cincinnati.
Los Angeles Chargers: Quarterback Philip Rivers enters league concussion protocol
- Following the Chargers bad luck loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars this past Sunday, Philip Rivers entered the NFL’s concussion protocol. Philip Rivers did not get sacked in the loss against Sacksonville but did take some very scary late hits and one hit must or post-game symptoms must have triggered this. Should some reason Rivers is not cleared for Sunday’s game vs. Buffalo the team will turn to Kellen Clemens in emergency spot-start. Philip Rivers has played 148 straight games dating back to 2006. We will stay up to date on this story.
Week Ten Coverage:
Minnesota Vikings: Case Keenum to remain starting quarterback despite Bridgewater’s activation
- It’s great news that Teddy Bridgewater is playing again after what was reported that the injury he sustained in 2016 would have been career ending. The Minnesota Vikings are continuing to closely monitor Teddy Bridgewater, which is a smart move. Going forward the team will keep Case Keenum as the starter who has been playing his best football of his career this season. Teddy Bridgewater could suit up this weekend and serve as a backup but that has yet to be determined by Vikings coaching staff. (Source: Chris Mortensen)
Week Nine Coverage:
Minnesota Vikings: Vikings claim running back Mack Brown off waivers from the Washington Redskins
- Running back Mack Brown spent the entire preseason with the Washington Redskins and never really had a role in the Redskins offense, leading to his release. Mack Brown will now serve as the #3 running back on the Vikings depth chart behind Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Muarry. Brown has 16 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown in his 3-year NFL stint.
Oakland Raiders: Raiders release running back Elijah Hood after Marshawn Lynch suspension
- Running back Elijah Hood spent the week on the Raiders roster as a filler for Marshawn Lynch who was out on suspension. This is the second time Hood will be waived by the Raiders since being drafted back in April. Should Hood clears waivers, the Raiders could once again re-sign him back on the practice squad.
Week Eight Coverage:
San Francisco 49ers: Jimmie Ward (broken forearm) and Joe Staley (orbital bone) injured vs. Philadelphia | Gameday
- According to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner, Jimmie Ward suffered a broken forearm against Philadelphia and will be out indefinitely. It was a very hurty week as the 49ers also lost Joe Staley who they fear suffered an orbital bone injury. Jimmie Ward was replaced by new starting defensive back Adrian Colbert and Joe Staley was replaced by Zane Beatles. Nick Wagoner reports that Jimmie Ward will be missing an extended amount of time. Joe Staley even with a fractured orbital bone expects to play again this season.
New England Patriots: Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan sustains shoulder injury against Chargers | Gameday
- Late in the fourth quarter against Los Angeles, Chris Hogan was tackled by Chargers linebacker Hayes Pullard and what as at first looked like a rib injury turned out to be a shoulder injury. After being taken to the sideline, it was reported that Hogan slammed his helmet down in pain and anger and screamed. Hogan was later taken to the locker room and no official word yet on how serious the shoulder injury is. We will provide more once it is provided. Chris Hogan finished the day with five catches for 60 yards.
Chicago Bears: Bears tight end Zach Miller taken to the locker room with a serious leg injury | Gameday
- The injury is awful and heartbreaking. The injury took place when Zach Miller caught a potential touchdown in single coverage against New Orleans Saints defensive back Rafael Bush but during the motion of the play, Miller’s leg/knee extended dangerously out. No official word on the diagnosis of the injury but all we know is that Miller is out for the game and was carted off the field. We will provide more information once it is provided. (VIDEO: Warning very gruesome).
Week Seven Coverage:
Cleveland Browns: Browns returning to Deshone Kizer as starting quarterback vs. Tennessee
- Last week, DeShone Kizer was benched in favor of Kevin Hogan in the team’s blowout loss to the Houston Texans. During the game, Kizer did not see any snaps even garbage time the Browns avoided the quarterback. DeShone Kizer provides a better chance to win for the Browns over Kevin Hogan who will now be backing up Kizer for the remainder of the season.
Carolina Panthers: Carolina Panthers waive rookie quarterback Brad Kaaya
- For the second time in his short stint in the NFL, Brad Kaaya is being waived. Brad Kaaya was waived by the Detroit Lions following the preseason but was quickly picked up by the Carolina Panthers as a development piece behind Newton and Anderson. In replacement for Kaaya the Panthers will turn to Garrett Gilbert which will put the Panthers depth at quarterback back down to three. Brad Kaaya is in his transition (learning and growing phase) and should be looked at as a practice squad member.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaguars release kicker Jason Myers and signed Josh Lambo
- The Jacksonville Jaguars have finally pulled the plug on kicker Jason Myers after he missed two field goals on Sunday vs. Los Angeles. Jason Myers 2017 season has not gone to plan as he has missed four crucial field goals this year and this past Sunday he sealed his fate with Jacksonville. Replacing Jason Myers is former Chargers kicker Josh Lambo who was cut by the team in final cuts in favor of then-Chargers kicker Younghoe Koo. Josh Lambo was recently linked to having a workout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after Nick Folk went down with injury but was beat out by Patrick Murray.
Green Bay Packers: Cornerback Quinten Rollins placed on injured reserve with an Achilles injury
- The injury woes continue to pile up for the Packers. After losing starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the season due to injury they will now be without one of their depth corners in Quinten Rollins for the year. Quinten Rollins was carted to the back during the second quarter with no explanation at the time with what kind of injury he sustained, now we know. The Green Bay Packers are being depleted with injuries as they will now be forcing to use the cellar of their depth chart with Lenzy Pipkins and Josh Hawkins for the remainder of the season as injury concerns to Kevin King and Davon House linger. Taking Rollins roster spot will be as Mike McCarthy said Joe Callahan who will serve as Brett Hundley‘s backup while Aaron Rodgers is out.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Running back Leonard Fournette (foot) to play Sunday vs. Colts
- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will play on Sunday against the Colts regardless of his foot injury sustained against the Los Angeles Rams. Leonard Fournette sustained his foot injury on a non-contact play in the fourth quarter which expressed immense pain on his face but he would later jog it off on the sidelines. Leonard Fournette was given a clean build of health to get back in the game but the team decided against it in possible fear of aggravating his foot injury. Leonard Fournette has been the key focal point in the Jaguars offense this season and losing him will be a crucial loss to the offense which has already lost Allen Robinson. (Source: Adam Schefter)
Week Six Coverage:
San Francisco 49ers: 49ers bench Brian Hoyer for rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard | Gameday
- During the second quarter of this afternoon’s game, the 49ers benched season starter Brian Hoyer in favor of rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard. Brian Hoyer was atrocious in his outing with the 49ers this afternoon as he completed only 35% of his passes for 34 yards. In placement of Hoyer, C.J. Beathard was decent as he completed 52 % of his passes for 245 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception and with the help of the defense kept it close and competitive. The Brian Hoyer project is all but over in San Francisco and sitting at 0-6 on the year it is not a bad idea to experiment with a new quarterback in hopes of a win this year.
Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers breaks collarbone against Minnesota Vikings on Sunday | Gameday
- This is a game that Packers fans want to forget. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down in the first quarter when Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr tackled Rodgers which led to Rodgers falling on his shoulder ultimately breaking his collarbone. In replacement, the Packers went with Brett Hundley who did more harm than good for Green Bay as he threw 3 interceptions in his forced outing. Following today’s loss to Minnesota, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy gave Hundley a build of confidence by saying he is their starting quarterback in Rodgers absence. Also, McCarthy stated that the team will promote Joe Callahan from the practice squad this week to backup Hundley. It is a scary time in Green Bay with a number of injuries that are plaguing this team mid-season. (Source: Jay Glazer – FOX Sports)
Detroit Lions: Lions place Haloti Ngata on injured-reserve with biceps injury, ending his season
- Haloti Ngata sustained his biceps injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss against Carolina. Haloti Ngata has taken a few steps back in his career in his later but still remained a valuable piece to the Detroit Lions defensive line. Haloti Ngata is expected to miss four-months which is a lock as a season-ending injury. In replacement for Ngata, the Lions have reunited with defensive lineman Caraun Reid who will now be taking Ngata’s role on the defensive line.
Houston Texans: Texans sign Lamarr Houston and Kendall Langford after losing Watt and Mercilus for the season
- The Houston Texans had a week they wish never happened. In the Texans loss to Kansas City last Sunday night, JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus both went down with season-ending injuries which have caused the Texans to hit the free agent market and sign Langford and Houston. Lamarr Houston was recently in the news as he was linked to working out with the Patriots but left without a deal. Kendall Langford signed with the New Orleans Saints in September but was cut earlier in the month and quickly picked up work with the Texans. Both Houston and Langford have dealt with injuries in the past and just how much they both have left in the tank will be determined when they hit the hit the field this week. Both of them could likely be short-term stays in Houston.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Buccaneers release Nick Folk and signed free agent Patrick Murray
- This decision has been coming since Nick Folk cost the Buccaneers an upset victory over the New England Patriots this past Thursday night. In Thursday’s game against New England, Nick Folk was atrocious as he went 0-3 on field goal attempts, costing them big time. With week 6 preparation starting for the Buccaneers this afternoon the Buccaneers will move forward without Nick Folk, releasing him in favor of Patrick Murray. The Buccaneers will reunite with Patrick Murray as he spent the 2014 and 2015 season with the team after beating out Connor Barth. Patrick Murray will takeover as starting kicker for the rest of the season barring any issues or down performances. (Source: Buccaneers)
Week Five Coverage:
Houston Texans: JJ Watt sustains leg fracture in loss to Kansas City on Sunday Night Football
- The official injury is a tibial plateau fracture and the injury prognosis last 8 weeks so a return could very well be likely later in the year. J.J. Watt went down with the injury on the opening drive while he was in contact with Chiefs offensive lineman Cameron Erving and was helped off the field by the Texans medical staff. JJ Watt is no stranger to injuries as this will be his second consecutive season where he will miss time but instead his back it will now be due to his knee. The Houston Texans are fairly thin at the defensive line position with Christian Covington and Carlos Watkins inked as backups. Expect rookie fourth-round selection, Carlos Watkins, to get the starting gig during the absence of JJ Watt on his road to recovery. If the Texans are still in contention for the playoffs, JJ Watt could be looking at a potential week 14 or 15 return against San Francisco (week 14) or on the road against Jacksonville (week 15).
New York Giants: Giants lose four wide receivers in loss to Los Angeles Chargers
- It is a sad time to be a New York Giants fan. In today’s loss against the Los Angeles Chargers, the New York Giants lost all three of their top wide receivers. The Giants first off lost both Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard to ankle injuries in the first half which left Odell Beckham Jr. and Roger Lewis as the only healthy wide receivers for the team entering the second half. Odell Beckham Jr., who had a slow first half, really shined in the second half getting the majority of reception yards and his lone touchdown before going down in the fourth quarter with what is being rumored as a broken fibula injury. The loss of all three destroys the receiving core. If the Giants are not able to get back either Shepard or Marshall next week expect the team to look at promoting former FSU wide receiver Travis Rudolph and possibly a street free agent. Maybe reuniting with Victor Cruz? And by the way, Dwayne Harris broke his foot top open up the second half make that four wide receivers injured against the Chargers.
Los Angeles Chargers: Chargers waive Younghoe Koo, sign free agent Nick Novak
- This was is a move that has been coming since the Chargers loss to Miami. Younghoe Koo’s start of his NFL career has been all bad luck from his blocked kick vs. Denver to missing a potential game-winner against Miami in week 3. Since the Chargers loss to Miami, it seemed like the Chargers did not have a ton of confidence in the young kicker so the decision to keep him around was scrapped on Wednesday. Nick Novak, 36, is being brought back to the Chargers for his third stint with the team. Nick Novak spent the last two seasons with the Houston Texans but was released from the Texans during final cuts in favor of second-year kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn.
New Orleans Saints: Saints place rookie LB Alex Anzalone on I.R. with shoulder injury
- The injury bug continues for Anzalone as he is continuing to deal with shoulders even into his NFL career. Alex Anzalone has had shoulder injuries back when he was back at Florida and he re-aggravated it this past Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The Saints have placed Anzalone on injured-reserve which will likely put an end to his rookie season and it comes as a big blow to the Saints linebacking core. Going forward the Saints will likely start Hau’oli Kikaha at weakside linebacker in replacement for Anzalone.
Tennessee Titans: Titans sign quarterback Brandon Weeden
- After working out four quarterbacks this afternoon, the Titans decided to go with Brandon Weeden. The signing of Weeden is a sign that the Titans could likely be without quarterback Marcus Mariota this week due to a hamstring injury sustained in last week’s game against Houston. Should Mariota not suite up against Miami this week, veteran quarterback Matt Cassel will replace him with Brandon Weeden serving as the #2 to Cassel. Brandon Weeden is merely just a depth position at this current juncture in his NFL career.
Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck to return to practice this week
- This is good news for the Colts but this does mean he will be ready to start this weekend against San Francisco. According to Mike Chappel of WTTV-TV the Colts will slowly work Andrew Luck back into their offense and while he is still rehabbing from his shoulder surgery. Andrew Luck is still a few weeks out from returning to the Colts so in the meantime, Jacoby Brissett will continue to maintain the starting quarterback duties over Scott Tolzien until Andrew Luck returns to action within the next few weeks. In the coming weeks, the Colts will play San Francisco and have back-to-back division matchups between Tennessee and Jacksonville. Andrew Luck could be back in time for either the Titans or Jaguars game.
Week Four Coverage:
Chicago Bears: Bears place defensive back Quintin Demps on injured reserve
- Quintin Demps, 32, sustained a broken arm in the Bears week three matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Quintin Demps missed this week’s game against Green Bay and it seemed like the Bears were looking for anyway for Demps to avoid injured reserve, but his arm injury was unavoidable leaving the Bears no other option. With Quintin Demps being placed on injured reserve, third-year defensive back Adrian Amos will move into the starting safety role with Deon Bush backing up Adrian Amos for the time being.Quintin Demps will be forced to miss 8-weeks of action and will be eligible to return during Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles barring any setbacks.
Arizona Cardinals: Cardinals place offensive lineman Mike Iupati on injured reserve
- This is a crucial blow to the Arizona Cardinals offensive line which has been rocky in recent weeks. Mike Iupati has missed the last three games for the Cardinals due to an elbow injury sustained in the Cardinals week one loss to the Detroit Lions. Since the Detroit game, Mike Iupati has missed the last two games due to the injury but now the bone spur has emerged which will require surgery and have him miss 8-games after being placed on injured reserve. The Arizona Cardinals are in serious trouble as the team with Iupati being out and now reports are saying that D.J. Humphries and Alex Boone are both sounding like they will not suite up this week vs. San Francisco. The Arizona Cardinals are so depleted on the offensive line that the team could very likely promote rookie Dorian Johnson from the practice squad just to have depth this week according to Pro Football Talk. It will be an interesting to see how the Cardinals work under the pressure from such a depleted line against a solid pass rush by a young 49ers defensive line.
Chicago Bears: Bears to possibly start quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in Week 5?
- For the past four weeks, the Bears have been playing under quarterback Mike Glennon who has not taken that step-forward to improve this offense. In five games, Mike Glennon has not proved that he is the long-term answer for the Chicago Bears and it is coming as shock to all of us that Glennon needs to be benched in favor of the preseason stud in rookie Mitchell Trubisky. In tonight’s loss against Green Bay, Mike Glennon threw for 218 yards for 1 touchdown while getting picked twice, bringing his total to 4/5 TD/INT ratio on the season not to mention his three fumbles bring his total to 8 total turnovers on the season. With the five-game Glennon skid more than likely over, Mitchell Trubisky should take over as the Chicago Bears starter next week at home vs. Minnesota. Mitchell Trubisky was the Bears first-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft and has taken the team by storm during the preseason, despite pre/post draft criticism. We should get the official decision on the starting gig at quarterback heading into practice in preparation for the Vikings.
Week Three Coverage:
Los Angeles Chargers: Jason Verrett to undergo season-ending knee surgery
- Third-year cornerback Jason Verrett just can’t catch a break. This will be the second straight season where Verrett will finish the season on injured-reserve with his lingering knee injury. This season, Jason Verrett sustained his latest knee injury in the Chargers week one loss to the Denver Broncos. Last week, Verrett missed the game vs. Miami and was officially ruled out yesterday for this Sunday’s game against Kansas City. With Verrett out, Trevor Williams will take over for him starting next to Casey Hayward. Jason Verrett’s career as a Charger could come into question this offseason as he has a club option at year’s end, his fate will be determined early in the offseason.
Miami Dolphins: Dolphins indefinitely suspend linebacker Lawrence Timmons
- This afternoon, the Miami Dolphins announced that they have suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons for leaving the team prior to Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. It was reported that Lawrence Timmons had been dealing with a personal issue and that is why he went missing for some time before being found on Sunday morning. The Dolphins are extremely thin at linebacker but this matter should not go unpunished. The Dolphins should explore either trading for any available linebacker, signing a free agent or promoting someone from their practice squad. We should get word on a move sometime soon.
Carolina Panthers: Panthers worked out Gavin Escobar and Jace Amaro on Tuesday
- After losing starting tight end Greg Olsen to a broken leg on Sunday, the team is scrambling around to find depth at tight end. The free agent market at tight end is really thin but one name that really stands out and could be a better option is former Panther himself Gary Barnidge. Both Gavin Escobar and Jace Amaro are both not threats at tight end and would be nothing but depth in Carolina as Barnidge could be an instant starter and big-time contributor. Two seasons ago, Gary Barnidge had a career season where he caught 79 receptions for 1,043 yards and 9 touchdowns. Last season, Barndige fell off mostly due to the poor quarterback play in Cleveland. The Carolina Panthers should look into Gary Barnidge as he still remains as the top remaining tight end free agent.
Week Two Coverage:
Baltimore Ravens: Ravens sign RB Alex Collins off practice squad, waived Jeremy Langford
- Jeremy Langford did not last a week on the Ravens 53-man roster and is now a free agent. Langford, 25, was at one point a starting running back in the league as he was named starter for the Bears back in 2016. In 2016, Jeremy Langford finished off the season with 200 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns but eventually lost the starting role and finished off the season as the #2 back for the Bears. Jeremy Langford will look to latch on to another team’s roster or practice squad.
Houston Texans: Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz placed on injured reserve with concussion
- The receiving core in Houston is getting diminished. To start the season, Houston entered the season without their #2 wide receiver Will Fuller and will now be without their starting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz. C.J. Fiedorowicz has been dealing with concussion issues since the preseason and this past Sunday vs. Jacksonville he sustained his second concussion. Tight end Stephen Anderson will get the nod for week 2 as backup tight end Ryan Griffin is also dealing with a concussion and will miss week 2. (James Palmer: September 13th, 2017)
Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs worked DB Aaron Williams on Tuesday
- The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to add depth to their secondary after losing playmaker Eric Berry to an Achilles injury vs. New England last Thursday. Aaron Williams was released by the Buffalo Bills this past spring and has been known to be injury prone due to neck injuries. There has been no official word on his signing but there should be more on this Wednesday morning. (Adam Caplan: September 12th, 2013)
Baltimore Ravens: Ravens RB Danny Woodhead out 6-8 weeks due to hamstring injury
- Once reported as a 4-8 week recovery period now turned 6-8 weeks. Danny Woodhead injured his hamstring at the end of the Ravens opening drive against Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon. Danny Woodhead is coming off ACL surgery last season and his health has been a concern entering this season. Danny Woodhead is looking at a mid-to-late November return to the field. Terrance West and Buck Allen will carry on as the primary backs for Baltimore look for Jeremy Langford or Alex Collins to possibly get a practice squad call-up. (Adam Schefter: September 12th, 2017)
- Update: Head coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Danny Woodhead will be out of action for four weeks.
Week One Coverage:
Houston Texans: Texans bench quarterback Tom Savage, rookie DeShaun Watson gets 2nd half start | Gameday
- It was an atrocious first half for Tom Savage as he will finish his day with 7 completions for 62 yards with no touchdowns and interceptions. To open up the second half, Bill O’Brein’s Texans called upon rookie DeShaun Watson who is coming off a solid preseason. This could very well be the start of the Watson Era in Houston.
Baltimore Ravens: Running back Danny Woodhead carted to locker room | Gameday
- Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead was taken out of today’s game vs. Cincinnati after the first drive due to a hamstring injury. Danny Woodhead injury history was a concern heading into the season as he is coming off a year where he tore his ACL. Danny Woodhead is doubtful for a return to the game so in the meantime, Buck Allen will be promoted to backup behind Terrance West for the remainder of the game.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Receiver Allen Robinson carted to locker room, Will not return vs. Texans | Gameday
- Allen Robinson was carted to the locker room after he injured his left knee on a non-contact play. No further information has been given but we will be providing all the information as it is presented to us. The Jaguars will have Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee going forward as their 1/2 punch.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaguars win claim for safety Calvin Pryor, waived by Browns Wednesday
- Waived by the Browns on Wednesday for fighting with teammates, Calvin Pryor was claimed off waivers from the Browns this afternoon. This will be the second time that Pryor has been traded as he was traded from the Jets to the Browns back in June and now he is with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Calvin Pryor could potentially miss week one due to the nature of getting a hold of the playbook but, he will be a solid depth addition for the Jaguars. He will play behind Tashaun Gipson and Barry Church at safety. (Mike Garafolo: September 8th, 2017)
Chicago Bears: Bears release quarterback Connor Shaw and running back Ka’deem Carey
- A double move by the Chicago Bears. Both Connor Shaw and Ka’deem Carey was on the Chicago Bears injured-reserve list. Connor Shaw sustained a hamstring injury against the Bears third preseason game as Ka’deem Carey had been dealing with a wrist injury and the Bears decided to call quits on both in whole. Ka’deem Carey, 24, is still dealing with this injury and could take time until a team takes a shot with him. (Chicago Bears: September 8th, 2017)
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaguars place wide receiver Dede Westbrook on injured reserve
- This afternoon the Jaguars have confirmed that they will be placing rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook on injured-reserve, missing 6 weeks. All preseason long, Dede Westbrook has been dealing with injuries and despite not being 100% during the preseason finale the Jaguars gave him the green light to play. Dede Westbrook was drafted in the third round of April’s draft and was set to play behind receivers Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee. Dede Westbrook will miss the first six weeks of the season and can return once he returns from injury. (Jaguars: September 8th, 2017)
Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs DB Eric Berry sustains ruptured Achilles tendon vs. Patriots
- The worst has occurred for the Chiefs and Eric Berry. Last night, the Chiefs stunned the defending Super Bowl Champions defeating the Patriots at home 42-27. Eric Berry had a terrific game against New England but late into the fourth quarter covering Rob Gronkowski, Berry’s ankle gave-way unexpectedly. Losing Berry for the season is crucial for the Chiefs as he is the key piece in the Chiefs secondary. Taking over for Eric Berry will be the fifth-year veteran, Daniel Sorensen. (Ian Rapoport: September 8th, 2017)