2018 NFL Weekly Notes
During the 2018 NFL Season, we will be providing daily updates leading into that week’s action. All sorts of news related content will also be posted via our Twitter account below.
NFL Week 4 Notes:
Arizona Cardinals: Cardinals to start Josh Rosen over Sam Bradford vs. Seattle – Steve Wilks
The Sam Bradford experiment failed from the start and now it’s Rosen Time. Josh Rosen came in on Sunday’s game vs. Chicago with 4:34 left after Sam Bradford committed 3 turnovers in the game. In his first drive, Josh Rosen moved the Cardinals offense but was eventually picked off by the Bears defense. Rosen showed some flair but it was on such little time. Rosen’s first test comes against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
San Francisco 49ers: 49ers working out free agent Tom Savage – Jordan Schultz
With the injury to Jimmy-G being confirmed the 49ers worked out free agents Tom Savage, T.J. Yates and Kellen Clemens on Monday. Tom Savage is the more notable name as he was recently signed by the Saints during training camp but failed to make the final roster losing to Taysom Hill. Yates and Clemens are aging veterans that don’t offer anything more than roster depth. The 49ers will move forward with C.J. Beathard as their starter and fellow second-year quarterback Nick Mullens as his backup.
NFL Week 3 Notes:
Arizona Cardinals: Receiver Larry Fitzgerald questionable Sunday vs. Chicago
Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was out of practice on Wednesday and later practiced on a limited basis the last two days. Fitz will more than likely play through the injury as the struggling Cardinals meet the Bears at home Sunday.
Tennessee Titans: Quarterback Marcus Mariota questionable Sunday vs. Jacksonville – Terry McCormick
Last week, Marcus Mariota missed the game vs. Houston due to a lingering elbow issue. Should Mariota not be able to suit up this week vs. Jacksonville the Titans will continue to turn to Blaine Gabbert. The plus side of this is that the Titans get Taylor Lewan back from injury this week.
Seattle Seahawks: Earl Thomas (questionable), Doug Baldwin (out) Sunday vs. Dallas – USA Today
Safety Earl Thomas was held out of practice due to “personal issues” as Doug Baldwin has been dealing with a lingering knee injury. With Baldwin out, Brandon Marshall and Tyler Lockett will continue to hold it down for Seattle. As for Thomas, there is no indication that a trade is in the works but should he not be able to play Sunday the team will turn to Bradley McDougald.
Miami Dolphins: Receiver DeVante Parker (finger) not listed on the injury report
Inactive last week, DeVante Parker is all-than likely not going to play this week vs. Oakland. He will likely continue to be week-to-week with his finger injury.
San Francisco 49ers: Receiver Marquise Goodwin question Sunday vs. Kansas City – David Lombardi
Marquise Goodwin is dealing with a quad injury which limited him in practice.
NFL Week 2 Notes:
Atlanta Falcons: Falcons RB Devonta Freeman out 2-4 weeks with knee injury – Adam Schefter
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Devonta Freeman‘s knee injury sustained last Thursday vs. Philadelphia will sideline him for 2-4 weeks. Earlier this week, Freeman was already ruled out for Sunday’s game and it seemed like he will be labeled week-to-week but, the report has been confirmed the exact length. Taking over the helm for the Falcons will be Tevin Coleman who will be backed by Ito Smith and Brian Hill.
Jacksonville Jaguars: RB Leonard Fournette not expected to play Sunday – Fla. Football Insiders
According to Roy Cummings of Florida Football Insiders, they are expecting Fournette not to play on Sunday vs. New England. Leonard Fournette is currently dealing with a hamstring injury which resulted in him leaving last Sunday’s game vs. New York early. Fournette did not practice on Friday and Saturday and with the promotion of Brandon Wilds from the practice squad was an indication. The Jaguars will turn to T.J. Yeldon this week with Wilds being his backup in the AFC Championship rematch.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR DeSean Jackson expecting to play Sunday – Jeremy Fowler
Last Sunday, DeSean Jackson sustained a concussion against New Orleans which put him in the league’s concussion protocol this week. Fowler reported that Jackson was at practice on Friday and it sounds like he will pass the protocol and suite up vs. Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Eagles: RB Darren Sproles has been ruled out Sunday – Adam Caplan
Darren Sproles was the latest name to be officially ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. Tampa Bay. The Eagles will be without Carson Wentz and Alshon Jeffery. With the loss of Sproles, the Eagles are still stacked with Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement. Clement will have an increased role this week vs. Tampa Bay.
New York Giants: DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) out Sunday vs. Sunday – Jordan Raanan
For the second consecutive week, Vernon will be sidelined with a high ankle sprain. The loss of Vernon is a positive for the Giants as their premiere pass rusher will not be on the field. The Giants will work with Lorenzo Carter and Connor Barwin on the edge vs. Dallas.
Los Angeles Chargers: WR Travis Benjamin misses practice again Thursday – Eric Williams
It was reported earlier this week that Benjamin missed practice twice this week with a foot injury and was also seen in a walking boot. Should Benjamin not be able to suit up against Buffalo it will give second-year wideout Mike Williams more snaps.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette a game-time decision vs. Patriots – Jeff Darlington
Fournette himself has labeled himself a game-time decision. Fournette sustained a hamstring injury last week vs. New York which left him exiting early. Fournette will not practice until Friday according to reports and if he is able to go he will suit up. Should he not, T.J. Yeldon will get the start in his place.
Los Angeles Chargers: Chargers DE Joey Bosa expected to miss multiple weeks – Anthony Lynn
Joey Bosa has been dealing with a knee injury sustained during training camp and it cost him week one of the season. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn spoke to the press and said that he will miss multiple weeks due to the injury which will allow second-year defensive end Issac Rochell more playing time including this week vs. Buffalo.