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Philip Rivers dealing with a “pretty sore” toe

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers didn’t miss a snap of Sunday’s overtime win over the Packers, but he didn’t come out of the game unscathed. Rivers said after the game that he hurt himself while throwing a block during a run by wide receiver DeMichael Harris. The injury was to his big toe and the veteran [more]

Mike Tomlin: We’ll be ready to match Ravens’ desperation

The Steelers and Ravens are heading into Thursday night’s game on very different trajectories. Pittsburgh is 10-0 and coming off a pair of blowout wins while the Ravens are 6-4 and losers of three of their last four games. That leaves them on the outside of the playoff picture in the AFC at the moment [more]

Bruce Arians won’t be taking over offensive playcalling

Coaches coach, players play, and Bucs coach Bruce Arians sees more issues with the latter than the former in Tampa Bay. Asked whether he’d consider taking over playcalling duties after Monday night’s 27-24 loss to the Rams, Arians said that offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich will continue to handle those responsibilities. “I thought [Leftwich] called a [more]

Seahawks will not allow fans for next two home games

The Seahawks announced Monday they will play without fans in attendance for their next two home games. The team hosts the Giants on Dec. 6 and the Jets on Dec. 13. “Due to the current case counts of COVID-19 in our state, we will continue playing without fans in attendance at our home games on [more]

Matthew Stafford limited in Monday’s estimated practice report

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played with a right thumb injury Sunday. After completing 18 of 33 passes for 178 yards, Stafford said his thumb “felt pretty good.” The Lions list him as limited in Monday’s estimated practice in advance of Thursday’s game against the Texans. Stafford was able to practice on Thursday and Friday of [more]

Dolphins place Jesse Davis on COVID-19 list

The Dolphins have placed offensive lineman Jesse Davis on the COVID-19 reserve list. Davis, who has started 51 consecutive games for the Dolphins over four seasons, is not expected to play Sunday against the Jets, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. The Dolphins allowed only 14 sacks in the first nine games. They gave [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster listed as “did not practice” in Monday’s non-practice

The Steelers face the Ravens on Thanksgiving night, and they may not have receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. He was listed as not practicing in Monday’s practice report, based on an estimate since the Steelers didn’t practice. Smith-Schuster has a foot injury, which apparently happened when he stepped on a penalty flag during Sunday’s game. Several players [more]

Kevin Stefanski sees the potential value in bad-weather Browns games

The Browns have played three straight games in challenging conditions. That will, as a practical matter, make it easier for them if they have to play in the elements in January. “I am glad we played in these last three ball games and played in the elements because that is what you are getting ready [more]

Richie Incognito had season-ending foot surgery

Raiders guard Richie Incognito will not be returning from injured reserve this season. Incognito was injured in the second game of the season and Raiders head coach Jon Gruden announced on Monday that he recently had season-ending surgery. “I hate to admit that, but we’ve tried everything we can,” Gruden said, via Paul Gutierrez of [more]

Cardinals will see if Kyler Murray “can cut it loose” on Tuesday

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray said his shoulder was good after he appeared to hurt it in last Thursday’s loss to the Seahawks, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury wants to see Murray in practice before making any proclamations about the quarterback’s condition. Kingsbury said that Murray is “working through” his shoulder issue and the team will [more]

Texans activate Kahale Warring, claim Hjalte Froholdt

The Texans announced a pair of roster moves on Monday afternoon. Tight end Kahale Warring has been activated from injured reserve ahead of Thursday’s game against the Lions. They also announced that they have claimed offensive lineman Hjalte Froholdt off of waivers. Warring went on injured reserve after playing nine special teams snaps in the [more]

Raiders claim Takk McKinley, sign Vic Beasley to practice squad

Defensive end Takk McKinley‘s tour of the NFL will continue in Las Vegas. McKinley was claimed off of waivers by the Bengals when the Falcons cut him two weeks ago, but failed a physical and went back on the waiver wire. The 49ers claimed him and failed him on another physical last week, which left [more]

Bills’ Tommy Sweeney out for the season with myocarditis stemming from COVID-19

Most NFL players who have been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list have recovered relatively quickly and returned to the field. But Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney is a reminder of how serious this disease can be, even for healthy young people. Sweeney, who was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on October 24, has [more]

Bengals place Joe Burrow on injured reserve, promote Brandon Allen

Joe Burrow‘s season is done. He tweeted Sunday night, “See ya next year.” An MRI on Monday revealed more damage than initially believed with Burrow tearing his ACL and MCL in addition to other structural issues in his left knee. The Bengals moved Burrow to injured reserve Monday afternoon. “The injury will require surgery and [more]

Ravens’ Brandon Williams will quarantine after contact with Ingram, Dobbins

Ravens running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram have tested positive for COVID-19, and nose tackle Brandon Williams will have to quarantine for five days because of close contact with them. Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said today that Williams is the only player who will be designated as a close contact with Dobbins and Ingram. [more]

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