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Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three kicked off on Thursday with a Rams win 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 be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Buster Skrine fined $24,309 for unnecessary roughness

The Raiders had four personal fouls during last Sunday’s win over the Jets, but none of those plays resulted in a fine. The one Jet flagged for one wasn’t so lucky. Cornerback Buster Skrine was penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Raiders running back DeAndre Washington on a short pass in the third quarter that [more]

Jets to use a committee approach at tailback

Matt Forte? No. Bilal Powell? Nope. Elijah McGuire? Not McHappening. The Jets will be using a three-man rotation at tailback. Via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, offensive coordinator John Morton said the Jets will use a three-man committee at the position. This means that, barring injury or an in-game decision to ride [more]

Adam Gase says Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry injuries aren’t serious

The Dolphins had two key offensive players on the sideline during Wednesday’s practice, but there doesn’t appear to be much concern that they’ll be unavailable this weekend. Running back Jay Ajayi and wide receiver Jarvis Landry were both listed as being out of practice with knee injuries a few days after playing leading roles for [more]

Jets signing David Bass

The Jets are adding a new piece to their defense. According to multiple reports, the team is signing defensive end David Bass on Thursday. Linebacker Freddie Bishop will be waived to make room for Bass on the roster. Bass was waived by the Seahawks earlier this week after making a tackle in two appearances this [more]

Jets owner says Christian Hackenberg has “a lot of upside”

Acting Jets owner Christopher Johnson made it clear he didn’t think the team was tanking in order to draft a quarterback. He also thinks there’s a quarterback with potential already on the roster. Via Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News, Johnson said he thinks second-year quarterback Christian Hackenberg has a chance to succeed. [more]

Jets acting owner says they’re not tanking, just having “growing pains”

Christopher Johnson’s keeping an eye on the Jets while his brother Woody’s working as an ambassador. And like his brother, he rejected the notion that his team is losing on purpose. “It couldn’t be further from the truth,” Christopher Johnson said, via Darryl Slater of “I want to win every game. Every player in [more]

Jets waive Kalif Raymond

The Jets are making a change at punt returner. Kalif Raymond filled the role during the first two games of the season after being claimed off of waivers from the Broncos, but the Jets announced on Tuesday that Raymond has been placed on waivers again. The move comes a couple of days after Raymond muffed [more]

Which 0-2 team will make the playoffs?

Week Two officially is over, and more than 25 percent of the NFL has fallen to an 0-2 start. Since, on average, one of every eight 0-2 teams makes it to the playoffs, one of these sad sacks will scratch and claw its was to an inevitable wild-card or divisional road loss. So who will [more]

Yes, not many 0-2 teams make the playoffs

Week Two has (mostly) come and gone, which means it’s time for those who cover the NFL to check the “not many 0-2 teams make the playoffs” box. There’s usually a valid reason for that: Most of the teams who fall to 0-2 are 0-2 for a reason. And the reason is they stink. This [more]

Marshawn Lynch dancing on sideline “demoralizing” to Jets

The Jets got trampled in Oakland on Sunday in a 45-20 loss to the Raiders that was punctuated by some happy dancing by Marshawn Lynch. After Jalen Richard ran for a 52-yard touchdown to make the score 35-13 early in the fourth quarter, Lynch began dancing on the sideline and video appeared on the Oakland [more]

Raiders go to 2-0 with rout of Jets

The Raiders celebrated on of their final home openers in Oakland with a six-pack of touchdowns. Michael Crabtree scored three of them and the Raiders ran for three more on their way to a 45-20 rout of the Jets. The win moves them to 2-0 alongside the Chiefs in the AFC West with road games [more]

Raiders running away from Jets in second half

The Jets were hanging around into the third quarter of Sunday’s game in Oakland, but the Raiders running game put an end to that. Cordarrelle Patterson motioned into the backfield in a shotgun set and then took a handoff from Derek Carr for a 43-yard touchdown in the third quarter to put the Raiders up [more]

Marshawn Lynch TD sends Raiders to locker room up 11

Marshawn Lynch scored his first touchdown since November 2015 and Michael Crabtree caught a pair of touchdown passes for the Raiders as they built a 21-10 lead over the Jets in the first half of Sunday’s game in Oakland. Lynch’s touchdown came just before halftime and was set up when Jets punt returner Kalif Raymond [more]

Sean Smith out for Raiders, Christian Hackenberg inactive for Jets

The Raiders will have first-round pick Gareon Conley in the lineup this week and they’ll need him to bolster a cornerback corps that’s missing Sean Smith. Smith was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report due to a neck injury and the team decided he’s not ready to go against the Jets on Sunday. Conley [more]

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