By LaDonna Williams
What a week this has been in the NFL. There has been some major injuries this week as well some very interesting news. Since injuries and suspensions effect your team. Let’s start with that this week.
Cowboys quarter back Tony Romo went down after the third play in the Thursday night preseason game. The team is saying he is fine, but for precautionary reasons he will not play in weeks 4 game. Update Romo got a MRI Saturday and it revealed he has a broken bone in his back. He will be out 6-10 weeks. Dak Prescott will be the Cowboys starter.
Patriots running back Dion Lewis will be out 8-10 weeks, after getting surgery on his knee.
Chargers defensive line man Damion Square four games for violation of the NFL substance abuse policy.
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered a concussion Tuesday in practice. He has been ruled out for this week’s preseason game.
Chargers right guard D.J. Fluker got hurt at practice on Monday. He did get a MRI and the tests came back negative. How long he will be out is unknown at this time.
Texans rookie center Nick Martin expected to be out for the entire 2016 season after undergoing ankle surgery.
Falcons first round safety Keanu Neal out 3-4 weeks after minor knee surgery.
Bears backup quarterback Connor Shaw carted off Saturday night vs the Chiefs. He has a broken leg.
Colts left guard Jack Mewhort out for the season with a knee injury. He believes he tore his ACL.
Ravens tight end Ben Watson out for the season after tearing Achilles tendon.
Bills tight end Chris Gragg suffered a torn ACL on Friday night vs the Redskins.
Giants tight end Matt LaCossee to undergo surgery on right knee, he maybe out the whole season.
Chargers running back Branden Oliver went down in the Sunday’s game vs Vikings. He had to be carted off the field. Update: he has torn his Achilles and will miss the season.
Bengals running back Cedric Peerman has a left forearm fracture. Left Sunday’s night game vs Jaguars.
Redskins rookie running back Keith Marshall suffered a sprained elbow vs the Bills Friday night.
Cardinals safety Mike Jenkins suffered a non-contact injury today during the game vs Texans. He had to be carted off the field.
Rams and wide receiver Tavon Austin agreed to a four-year, $40 million extension.
Falcons sign safety Dashon Goldson
Patriots linebacker Jonathan Freeny signs a two-year extension.
Colts and corner back Antonio Cromartie agree to a 1-year deal worth $13 million with $250k guaranteed, $50k available in incentives. He was signed due to Vontae Davis has to miss the first month due to ligament damage.
Since, Giants kicker Josh Brown is out for game one. The team signed former Texans kicker Randy Bullock.
Eric Berry reported to Chiefs and signed $10.8M franchise tender.Will join the team Monday.
Colts signed running back Steven Ridley
Things that make you go hmm?
Hmm when did Josh Norman become Josh Gordon?
- An initial signing bonus payment that is larger than any player in the League has received in the last two drafts.
- More money in this calendar year than every player in this year’s draft except one (QB Carson Wentz).
- The largest payment and the highest percentage of signing bonus received in the first calendar year of any Chargers’ first-round selection since the inception of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (2011).
Well Bosa rejected this offer as well. Chargers have pulled the offer off the table. Bosa has come out to the media that the Chargers are manipulating the facts to the media.
Another week, another Josh Norman being himself, well this week he came out stating how he shut down Demaryius Thomas during the superbowl. Well that may be true, but who has the ring?
Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo, their second round pick, is doing horrible. How horrible? He looks like me out there kicking the ball. He is getting booed at practice. Yes, you read that right, at practice.
Other NFL News
Packers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers to meet with the NFL on August 24th and Steelers James Harrison on the 25th. All three men met with the NFL and were not presented with any new evidence. All of them are expected to get their name cleared.
Free agent Devin Hester told TMZ 14 teams are interested in him.
Cowboys Orlando Scandrick likely to be out for the rest of the preseason.
Texans released defensive end Alex Carrington, after only being on the team for a week.
Suspended Jags wide receiver Justin Blackmon pleads guilty to DUI, given 1-year suspended sentence and probation
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski returned to the practice field this week.
Rumor has it, New England plans to cut veteran wide receiver Nate Washington.
Former Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey has announced his retirement.
The Hall of Fame lawsuit has been refiled in California after being dismissed in Ohio.
Suspended Jags wide receiver Justin Blackmon pleads guilty to DUI, given 1-year suspended sentence and probation.
Niners Colin Kaepernick is throwing again, but not a lot. He did play in this week’s preseason game.
Patriots trade C Bryan Stork to Redskins in exchange for conditional draft pick. Now he is thinking retirement. After retirement talks Stork did show up for practice on Friday.
Lions released veteran running back Steven Ridley
Browns traded linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the Patriots. In return the Browns get a fifth round pick.
Jets coach Todd Bowles stated that Geno Smith is still the teams number two quarterback.
Multiple teams have reached out to the Browns about a trade for Josh Gordon. The team has come out and stated they are not trading the wide receiver at this time.
49ers trade cornerback Kenneth Acker to the Chiefs for future draft picks.
NFL has already handed out $18,231 fines for roughing the passer during this preseason.
Question of The Week.
If you were a GM, would you give Karlos Williams a chance on your team?