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Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Falcons and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should [more]

Eight teams that missed playoffs in 2016 currently in playoff position

Since the 12-team playoff format was introduced to the NFL in 1990, every year has seen at least four teams advance to the postseason after failing to make it the previous year. We’re on track to see that number double. As of today, eight of the 12 playoff spots in the league are taken up [more]

Bills looking for help shoveling snow, offering free tickets and money

The Bills could use some help this weekend. So if you can play offense, please apply, . . .  Oh wait, wrong want ad. The team announced that they’re looking for people to shovel snow at New Era Field, thanks to the latest Buffalo blizzard. The team is offering a free ticket to Sunday’s game [more]

Tyrod Taylor to be “game-time decision,” could back up

The Bills are still very much in the hunt for a wild card berth in the playoffs, even after their ill-fated decision to give away a game by benching Tyrod Taylor in favor of Nathan Peterman. Now, they might not have Taylor available at all. According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, Bills coach [more]

Browns interviewed Doug Whaley, at some point

Amid optics that are far from ideal even in light of the team’s 1-27 record over the last two years, the Browns insist that they complied with the Rooney Rule before hiring John Dorsey to take over the football operation, on the same day that the Browns fired executive V.P. of football operations Sashi Brown. [more]

Tre’Davious White: Gronk could have broken my neck, one game is a joke

Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White is not happy that the NFL only gave Patriots cornerback Rob Gronkowski a one-game suspension for his cheap shot on Sunday. White said today that Gronkowski’s hit was dangerous and could have caused a severe injury, and that the NFL’s suspsension was woefully inadequate. “It’s a joke,” White said. “I don’t [more]

Tre’Davious White clears concussion protocol

Tre'Davious White will be able to play this weekend, even though the guy who put that in some doubt will not. According to Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News, White has been cleared through the concussion protocol, which would allow him to play against the Colts this week. White’s status was up in the air [more]

Tyrod Taylor on practice field Thursday

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor avoided a serious knee injury against the Patriots last Sunday, but the patellar tendon contusion he suffered still creates uncertainty about his ability to play against the Colts in Week 14. The first two practice days of the week haven’t cleared things up. Taylor did not practice at all on Wednesday, [more]

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner has no desire to see a targeting rule added in NFL

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner had a visceral reaction regarding the idea of college football style “targeting” rules being implemented in the NFL. “It’s terrible,” Wagner said on Wednesday. “You can just see it now, you watch the college games and they kicking players out for clean hits because they can’t tell what is a clean [more]

Tre’Davious White to practice on limited basis Wednesday

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not be playing this weekend after his one-game suspension for a late hit to the head of Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White was upheld after an appeal on Tuesday. White landed in the concussion protocol as a result of the hit, but he may not join Gronkowski as a spectator [more]

Jordan Matthews, Shaq Lawson head to injured reserve

The Bills have shut down a pair of players with four games left in the regular season. The Bills announced that they have placed wide receiver Jordan Matthews and defensive end Shaq Lawson on injured reserve. Matthews came to the team in an August trade with the Eagles and suffered a chest injury in his [more]

Sean McDermott defends Bills response to Gronkowski hit

The NFL suspended Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for one game in response to his late hit to the head of Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White in Sunday’s game, but a couple of former Bills believe that the team’s own response did not go far enough. Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly said on 97 Rock in [more]

AFC playoff picture: Steelers stay on top

It took a rally from 13 points down in the fourth quarter on an injury-filled night in Cincinnati, but the Steelers wound up with another win that keeps them in the No. 1 spot in the AFC playoff picture for another week. The picture at the top will get more definitive when the Patriots and [more]

Tyrod Taylor has a patellar tendon contusion

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor was carted to the locker room in Buffalo on Sunday, but word after the game was that he’d avoided a major knee injury. That was confirmed on Monday by coach Sean McDermott. McDermott announced at a press conference that Taylor has a patellar tendon contusion and that his status is considered [more]

Jordan Poyer: “Of course” we’ll remember Gronk’s hit on Christmas Eve

The lasting memory from Sunday’s 23-3 Patriots win over the Bills won’t be Patriots running back Rex Burkhead running for one of his two touchdowns or Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor riding a cart to the locker room after hurting his knee. It will be Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s flying forearm to the back of [more]

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