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Travis Kelce full participant in practice, Tyreek Hill added to injury report

There were injury-related developments for Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith‘s top two targets on Thursday. The positive development was that tight end Travis Kelce went from not practicing on Wednesday to full participation in Thursday’s session. Kelce was put in the concussion protocol on Sunday night after a head injury, but the change in status would [more]

Steelers say Chiefs will see James Harrison on Sunday

The Steelers have left linebacker James Harrison on the inactive list the last two weeks, but it sounds like he’ll be in uniform this weekend. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler didn’t outline a role that Harrison, who has played seven snaps all year after the team called him a “relief pitcher” for starters T.J. Watt and [more]

Marcus Gilbert wants Steelers players to “set our egos aside”

Some have questioned whether the Steelers lack leadership. Tackle Marcus Gilbert is trying to provide some of it. “Whatever it takes to win,” Gilbert said Tuesday, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I think we’re at this point now we have to set our egos aside. No matter whoever’s catching the ball, whoever’s running [more]

Raiders mum on potential impact of smoke on Sunday’s game

Horrific wildfires that have killed more than 20 and destroyed thousands of acres in the San Francisco Bay Area. Smoke from the fires limited Raiders practice on Wednesday, and Thursday’s session also could be affected. The bigger question is Sunday, when the Raiders will host the Chargers at 1:25 p.m. local time. Via Michael Gehlken [more]

Ryan Shazier: “We’re going to get back on track”

The Steelers slipped to 3-2 on Sunday via the worst home loss since 2006. The 30-9 defeat has sparked plenty of chatter and criticism, primarily directed to the offensive side of the ball. One of the key players on the defensive side of the ball believes everything will be fine. “I feel like the team’s [more]

Alex Smith: You have to enjoy the wins, but can’t dwell on them

Alex Smith has experienced a lot of different things since the 49ers made him the first overall pick on the 2005 draft and that’s helped him understand that the start to this Chiefs season is something special. They’ve won their first five games and Smith has posted a passer rating above 100 in each of [more]

Roethlisberger works on Wednesday

After three straight Wednesdays off in advance of Sunday games, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is back to working on the first practice day of the week. His name doesn’t appear on the Wednesday injury report, which means he fully participated in practice. In Week Three, Week Four, and Week Five, Roethlisberger appeared on the Wednesday [more]

Travis Kelce out of practice, in concussion protocol

Tight end Travis Kelce was one of the Chiefs players held out of their practice on Wednesday. Kelce suffered a concussion in last Sunday night’s victory over the Texans and remains in the concussion protocol as they started work for their game against the Steelers this weekend. Coach Andy Reid said, via, Tom Martin of [more]

Roger Goodell: We need to move past anthem controversy

During a conference call on Tuesday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that discussions about the national anthem would be “front and center on the agenda” for next week’s league meetings. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to top team executives and presidents on Tuesday expressing the same and also outlining some of what will [more]

Roger Goodell’s memo to teams regarding national anthem

[On October 10, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to NFL teams regarding plans to discuss the national anthem and player protests at next week’s league meetings. That memo appears in full below.] MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a [more]

Andy Reid: Marcus Peters is emotional and we deal with it

It’s rare that a week of games in a NFL season goes by without at least one player getting caught on camera in the middle of an emotional outburst on the sideline. Teams handle those moments different ways. Sometimes they make a big deal about it and the need for players to find a different [more]

Chiefs receiver Chris Conley injures Achilles, adding to their list

The Chiefs won, and remain the only undefeated team in the NFL. But they also added to their lengthy list of injuries in Sunday night’s win over Houston. Wide receiver Chris Conley had to be carted off the field late in the game with a non-contact Achilles injury, going down immediately while fielding an onside [more]

Sunday Night wrap-up: The new Alex Smith is the best Alex Smith

Perhaps the secret to unleashing the best of Alex Smith isn’t trading a future first-rounder to draft his replacement. Perhaps it’s just letting him be Alex Smith. The Chiefs quarterback continued his quest to kill the tired old stereotype of being a game-manager (as if that’s a horrible slur) with another exciting performance in Kansas [more]

Texans show some life, but Chiefs answer before half

The Texans are trying to keep things close, and they’re relying on some young players on offense to do so. They just cut the Chiefs lead to 16-7 just before halftime, with rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson hitting DeAndre Hopkins for a touchdown. The play capped an impressive eight-play, 75-yard drive, which included a 25-yard run [more]

Chiefs cruising, up 13-0 on Watt-less Texans

J.J. Watt is on his way to a hospital. In other news, the Chiefs are rolling. The Chiefs just took a 13-0 lead over the Texans on Alex Smith‘s touchdown pass to Charcandrick West, and it seems like they might pile more on. The Texans have lacked much in the way of energy after Watt [more]

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