24 September 2018Colts coach Frank Reich insisted Monday that the team is not concerned with Andrew Luck's arm strength. The Colts are almost never challenging defenses in the vertical passing game, and they pulled Luck for Jacoby Brissett to attempt Sunday's last-gasp Hail Mary pass against the Eagles. "What I've seen is he makes all the throws," Reich insisted. "There's been plenty of throws down the field, in my mind ... (What) I've seen is a guy who is extremely accur ...
24 September 2018The 49ers are working out free agent Tom Savage. The Niners are grasping at straws after losing Jimmy Garoppolo (ACL). One of the least-mobile quarterbacks in modern NFL history, Savage failed to make the Saints' 53-man roster in training camp. C.J. Beathard will be the 49ers' starter for the foreseeable future, unless of course he plays his way out of it.
24 September 2018Cardinals coach Steve Wilks announced Monday that Josh Rosen will start at quarterback going forward. Sam Bradford looked ready for retirement in Weeks 1-3 and was benched with 4:34 left in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Chicago. Rosen flashed some ability to move the offense on quick throws before his game-ending pick. Rosen will make his first NFL start in Week 4 versus Seattle. He could become an option in two-quarterback leagues but won't be a QB1 streame ...
24 September 2018Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that LeSean McCoy (ribs) is "progressing well." He also called McCoy "day to day," and that was the extent of McDermott's updates on McCoy's status. Coming off a stunning Week 3 upset win at Minnesota, the Bills visit Green Bay this week. Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy handled running back duties against the Vikings with McCoy on the shelf.
24 September 2018Colts RT Joe Haeg is out for a "few weeks" with an ankle injury. As J'Marcus Webb was already lost for the season, this puts the Colts down to their third-string right tackle. It sounds like Haeg is dealing with a high ankle sprain. J.J. Watt should be licking his chops for Sunday's game.
24 September 2018Dolphins DE Andre Branch is out indefinitely with a knee injury. Branch is a low-impact player, but his loss combined with William Hayes' ACL tear severely strips Miami's previously-impressive defensive line depth. Hayes was off to a hot start with two sacks while playing strong run defense. Pro Football Focus credited Branch with four quarterback hurries in the first two games.
24 September 2018Speaking Monday, Titans coach Mike Vrabel said there are still throws Marcus Mariota (elbow) can't make. Mariota was forced into Sunday's game against the Jaguars after Blaine Gabbert was concussed. It appears Mariota will start Week 4. Vrabel is hopeful the team can run a bigger package of plays this time around. The team will not sign a third quarterback, indicating it does indeed believe Mariota's health is getting better. Mariota will not be a viable QB2 against the ...
24 September 2018Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) underwent surgery Sunday night and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Coach Mike McCarthy called the injury significant. Wilkerson was in tears on the field and was taken from the stadium directly to the hospital. The ex-Jet was playing on a one-year deal in Green Bay in an attempt to rehab his value. Now he will struggle for guaranteed money next offseason. Wilkerson turns 29 in October. Wilkerson was off to an excellent start. ...
24 September 2018Dalvin Cook (hamstring) considers himself day to day and is unsure of his Week 4 status against the Rams. Cook said there's a "good chance" he'll be ready for Thursday's game, but that's actually a downgrade from the weekend, when he said he would "definitely" be out there. Cook was also initially optimistic about his Week 3 status before never practicing. We would consider him on the wrong side of questionable for Week 4.
24 September 2018Jaguars slot CB D.J. Hayden is week to week with a sprained toe. Hayden missed Week 3 and is looking doubtful for Week 4. Tyler Patmon took Hayden's place against the Titans.
24 September 2018Bears WR Anthony Miller is "day to day" with a dislocated left shoulder. Miller played through the injury against the Cardinals before being forced to the sideline in the third quarter. Miller missed a season in college with a right shoulder injury. Miller is a promising prospect in the slot but production has been hard to come by with Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback.
24 September 2018ESPN's Adam Schefter reports an MRI has confirmed Jimmy Garoppolo's initial diagnosis of a torn left ACL. Garoppolo is also believed to have MCL damage, but that's yet to be confirmed. That would threaten to delay his surgery. It's the worst news the 49ers could have gotten this season. Garoppolo's play was a little shakier than it was in 2017, but he was still performing at a high level with obvious room for improvement. His loss essentially pauses the 49ers' rebuild. ...
24 September 2018Leonard Fournette (hamstring) remains day to day. At least that's what coach Doug Marrone claimed on Monday. Marrone now has a two-year track record of not being truthful about Fournette's health. We would like to believe our first clue as to Fournette's Week 4 status would come when the Jags return to practice on Wednesday, but even that has not been instructive in Fournette's case.
24 September 2018The New York Daily News reports the Jets have "reached out" to the Steelers about acquiring holdout unsigned franchise player Le'Veon Bell. Per reporter Manish Mehta, the Jets have "not made a concrete offer," but they believe the Steelers are "serious" about trading their running back. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported Bell was available on Sunday. The Jets are the first team to be linked.
24 September 2018Bengals coach Marvin Lewis declined to update A.J. Green's (groin) status at his Monday press conference. Lewis was apparently in a foul mood when he addressed the media. For his part, Green has said he expects to play in Week 4. Players are always optimistic about playing through injury. We seem unlikely to get a real clue as to Green's status before Wednesday's practice report.
24 September 2018NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Rams CB Marcus Peters has been diagnosed with a strained calf and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. Per Rapsheet, Peters is believed to have avoided structural damage. Even though Peters could miss upwards of a month, it's actually good news after it appeared Peters could have injured his Achilles' tendon against the Chargers. With Aqib Talib (ankle) also banged up, the Rams could be extremely short-handed for their short-week matchup with St ...
24 September 2018Tyrod Taylor (concussion) did not practice Monday. Taylor is expected to be cleared before this weekend, but he will not be returning to a starting job. Baker Mayfield is fully expected to be named the starter Monday afternoon.
24 September 2018Eagles coach Doug Pederson expects Jay Ajayi (back) to return to practice this week. Pederson originally said he expected Ajayi to play this week, but he clarified he was actually talking about practice. Even so, Ajayi will almost certainly return to the field if he is able to get in even a limited practice on Wednesday.
24 September 2018Eagles coach Doug Pederson expects Darren Sproles (hamstring) to return to practice this week. The coach originally said he expected Sproles and Jay Ajayi (back) to return this week, but he clarified he just meant practice. Even so, any practice time would be a good sign for Sproles' availability for Week 4.
24 September 2018NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Richard Sherman will miss a "few weeks" with a calf injury. Rapoport reports Sherman is dealing with a "mild calf strain." That is good news after he had to be helped into the locker room at halftime on Sunday, but a calf injury is a concern for a player who suffered an Achilles' tear last season. The 49ers' secondary is an injured mess right now.