Happy Football Week!

By LaDonna Williams

News Around the NFL

Jordy Nelson started in this week’s game vs Jags.

Matt Jones started this week vs Steelers.

Seahawks tight end did not play in game 1 vs Dolphins.

Bills OL Seantrel Henderson suspended for 4 games for violating substance abuse policy.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says his injury is still bothering him. He didn’t play in Sunday night’s game.

Rumor has it Marshawn Lynch is up in the air about his retirement. Will he be coming back this season?

Ravens fans expect to see Terrell Suggs playing but not Elvis Dumervil.

RG3 named team captain of the Browns.

Saints have released cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who they signed last month.

Miami wide receiver DeVante Parker to miss game one.

The rumor that was floating around yesterday Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was going to retire after this season. This is a lie. He just signed an extension.

Jaguars running back Chris Ivory was out for yesterday’s game because he woke up in pain and went to the hospital. Sources say he will be fine.

The charges have been dropped from Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. There were too many conflicting stories and no evidence against him

Rams first round pick Jared Goff will be inactive for Monday night’s game.

Saints running back CJ Spiller was inactive vs Raiders.

For a complete inactive list for Sundays games click here. 

Injuries

Raiders right tackle Menelik Watson left Sunday’s game with a groin injury.

Saints place 1st round defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins on IR, he will be eligible to play week 9.

Raider place defensive end Mario Edwards on IR.

Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux broke his fibula on Sunday vs Raiders.

Seahawks rookie offensive lineman Germain Ifedi suffered an ankle injury this week in practice. He will be out for a few weeks.

Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa dealing with an injury. He may not be making his debut this week.

Miami wide receiver DeVante Parker to miss game one.

Cowboys running back Darren McFadden put on the reserve/non-football related injury list. He has to miss six weeks.

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen carted off from the game yesterday. Team fears he tore his ACL.

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing tore his MCL. He will be out for six weeks

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson may miss some time with ankle injury.

Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins may miss some time; he is still dealing with foot injury he had surgery on.

Cardinals right guard Evan Mathis was carted off the field from Sunday night game.

Cleveland quarterback RGIII sprained his shoulder in the game vs the Eagles. He is getting more tests done. He says he is fine. The injury is in his non throwing shoulder. Update, the Browns just placed him on injured reserved

Demaryius Thomas left Thursday Night  game with hip injury.

Zach Ertz displaced a rib vs Browns. Will be out for a few weeks.

Packer corner back Sam Shields diagnosed with his second concussion in less than 9 months.

Bucs defensive end Jacquies Smith out for the year after tearing his ACL on Sunday.

Contract extensions and signings

Steelers guard David DeCastro agreed to a 5-year, $50 million extension.

Rams sign cornerback Stevie Williams.

Several Cowboys have reconstructed their contract Jason Witten, Orlando Scandrick, and Sean Lee.

Lions and Theo Riddick agree to a contract extension. It’s worth $12.75 M for 3-years. As well their punter Sam Martin.

Denver and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders agree to a 3-year, $33 million deal. Which $26.9 million is guaranteed.

Ravens cut running back Justin Forsett last week and now he is back. After injuries to other running backs it was a no brainer they need him.

Saints and Drew Brees agree to 5-year deal that automatically voids to two years and it pays out $44.25 million fully guaranteed over the next two seasons.

Bears and guard Kyle Long agree to a 4-year extension.

Saints bring back veteran guard Jahri Evans. They also signed corner back Sterling Moore.

Bills sign wide receiver Brandon Tate.

Bucs and wide receiver Cecil Shorts agree to a 1-year deal.

Things That Make You Say Hmm!

49ers linebacker Bruce Miller arrested for assault Sunday after punching a 70-year old man in the face. He has been released by the team. Now he is facing seven felony charges. 

Scores

Thursday Night

Denver 21 vs Carolina 20

Sunday Day

Packers 27 vs Jags 23

 Vikings 25 vs Titans 16

Dolphins 10 vs Seahawks 12

Bills 7 Vs Ravens 13

 Bengals 23 vs Jets 22

 Lions 39 vs Colts 35

Bears 14 vs Texans 23

Raiders 35 vs Saints 34

Giants 20 vs Cowboys 19

Browns 10 vs Eagles 29

 Chargers 27 vs Chiefs 33

Buccaneers 31 vs Falcons 24

Sunday Night  

Patriots 23 vs Cardinals 21

 Monday Night

  Steelers 38 vs Redskins 16

 Niners 28 vs Rams 0



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