ProFootballTalk: Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister provide the latest news and notes from around the NFL, including Robert Mathis tearing his Achilles, Jadeveon Clowney undergoing knee surgery and Jake Matthews receiving an MRI on his injured ankle.
The PFT crew is joined by NBCSN’s medical expert Mike Ryan to discuss Jadeveon Clowney’s meniscus tear. Mike Florio says this may be trouble for Houston because this is already Clowney’s second surgery this year.
The PFT crew react to news that Robert Mathis tore his Achilles while working out last week in Atlanta. Mathis, who led the league in sacks in 2013, will miss the entire 2014 season.
Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister break down the Ravens terminating Ray Rice’s contract and the NFL suspending the running back indefinitely after video surfaced of Rice knocking out his then-fiancée.
The Cardinals will be one of the last two teams to start their 2014 seasons when they and the Chargers take the late slot on Monday Night Football to close out the first week of action.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic will join Mike Florio on Monday’s edition of PFT Live for a look ahead to the game. They’ll discuss the health of running back Andre Ellington, the state of a Cardinals defense that has lost several top contributors from last season and which Chargers should be of the most concern on Monday night.
Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly will also be on the program to review Sunday’s 34-17 Eagles victory over the Jaguars. Things didn’t get off to a good start as the Eagles fell behind by 17 points, but they ended well and Mosher will wrap everything up while also touching on the offensive line injuries that marred the win.
We’ll have much more from the first Sunday of the season as well. It all gets started at noon ET and you can watch it all live by clicking right here.
The only negative coming out of the season opener for the Seahawks was Earl Thomas‘ inability to return punts effectively. Mike Florio believes the experiment has to end immediately.
Patriots’ QB Tom Brady has been listed as questionable for Week 1 with a calf injury and like always, Bill Belichick isn’t sharing any further information. Mike Florio expects Brady and Rob Gronkowski to suit up and go against Miam
The PFT crew shares their takeaways from the first game of the 2014-15 NFL regular season. Kevin Gilbride and Jon Ritchie discuss the incredible impact Percy Harvin is going to have on the Seahawks’ offense.
Mike Florio breaks down the Seahawks’ opening night victory over the Packers. Florio explains that while the final scored looked like a drubbing, the Seahawks showed weaknesses that need to be corrected if they plan to repeat in 2014.
If the NFL implements a revised drug policy, the new rules may not only apply cases going forward, but may also have an impact retroactively. This means Wes Welker and Josh Gordon may have their current suspensions shortened.
Former Panthers beat reporter Darin Gantt joins Mike Florio to provide an update on what’s going on with Cam Newton in Carolina. Gant says Newton is throwing in front of reporters on Friday but there is still concern status for Sunday.
Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from around the NFL, including will the Lions win the NFC North, is there a possibility of Josh Gordon playing in Week 1 and is Roger Sherman overrated.
The first night of the 2014 season ended just like the last night of the 2013 season.
The Seahawks won in a blowout that we’ll review during Friday’s edition of PFT Live, but there are 15 other games being played between now and Monday night so that won’t be the only topic of conversation. We’ll look ahead to the intriguing matchups, debuts and storylines for the opening weekend of another NFL season.
We also want to know what’s on your mind with the season finally getting underway. Florio will be answering your questions during the show, so send them in on Twitter — @ProFootballTalk — or give a call to 888-237-5269 during the show to give him something good to work with.
It all gets started at noon ET and you can watch it all live by clicking right here.
Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson sits down with Josh Elliott to discuss his intense summer regimen and his thought process about the steps he has to take in order to lead Seattle back to the Super Bowl.
Jon Ritchie and Kevin Gilbride take a look at the NFC North and discuss the keys for each team. Ritchie believes Bears’ coach Marc Trestman will finally get through to Jay Cutler this season.