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Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a long-awaited win by the Browns 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 [more]

Buster Skrine fined $10,026 for facemask

Dolphins receiver Jakeem Grant accused Jets cornerback Buster Skrine of a “dirty hit.” The NFL called it unnecessary roughness and fined Skrine $10,026. Officials flagged Skrine for a facemask penalty in last week’s game. It appeared to be closer to a clothesline play, and Grant compared it to something he would see in pro wrestling. [more]

Tom Brady sees a Josh Gordon who is “eager to get in there and learn”

The trade that sent receiver Josh Gordon from the Browns to the Patriots is akin to the sending of a troubled child to reform school. (Yes, I actually used to get that threat from my parents, from time to time.) Gordon, if he’s ever going to reform in pro football, will do so in New [more]

Jadeveon Clowney fined $10,026 for sideline taunting penalty

Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney didn’t play in last Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Titans, but he did pick up a penalty. Clowney was penalized for taunting after an exchange with Titans tight end Luke Stocker. The penalty gave the Titans 15 yards that they used to drive for Ryan Succop‘s game-winning field goal in the [more]

Richard Sherman off injury report; Marquise Goodwin questionable

Any question about cornerback Richard Sherman‘s health didn’t last long. The 49ers took the Pro Bowler off their injury report Friday, and Sherman will play Sunday. The team added Sherman to its injury report Thursday with a heel injury. He did not practice after being a full participant Wednesday. But Sherman returned to practice Friday [more]

Kyle Shanahan: We went real hard after Khalil Mack

49ers General Manager John Lynch admitted interest in Josh Gordon when the Browns were looking for a trade partner earlier this week. Ultimately, though, San Francisco backed away from the talented but troubled receiver. With Khalil Mack, the 49ers were all in. Coach Kyle Shanahan admitted the 49ers’ interest in trading for the pass rusher [more]

Josh Gordon gets questionable tag for Patriots

At this time last week, wide receiver Josh Gordon was on track to play for the Browns against the Saints but a lot has changed since then. Gordon reported to work late on Saturday with a hamstring injury he said he picked up during a photo shoot on Friday night and the Browns announced they’d [more]

Taylor Lewan on Andre Branch hit: I’ll get mine in time

Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan doesn’t remember much after Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch hit him during an interception return in the season opener. The KO left Lewan with a concussion that kept him out of last week’s game. Lewan passed protocol and will play this week. “I feel good,” Lewan said, via Terry McCormick [more]

Thursday night game was most-watched for NFL Network since 2015

The Thursday night game didn’t look like it was going to be worth watching for the first quarter and a half. But then some kid named Baker Mayfield entered the game, and the Browns-Jets game became must-see TV. The Browns’ 21-17 victory over the Jets — Cleveland’s first since Christmas Eve 2016 — generated a [more]

Mike Vrabel to make Marcus Mariota decision in next 24 hours

The Titans are heading into a game without certainty about who will start at quarterback for the second straight weekend. Marcus Mariota has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s road matchup with the Jaguars due to the right elbow injury that kept him from playing against Houston last weekend. Head coach Mike Vrabel said Thursday [more]

Rishard Matthews ready for bigger role

Rishard Matthews, who is coming off a knee injury, played only 54 snaps in the first two games combined. The Titans wideout is ready for more. “I don’t know,” Matthews said when asked if he was getting enough reps and opportunities, via Terry McCormick of “Not enough, in my opinion.” Matthews, who made 118 [more]

Hue Jackson to announce his starting QB next Monday

Some people criticized Browns coach Hue Jackson for hedging last night, when asked if rookie Baker Mayfield was going to keep the starting quarterback job after they finally won a game. And while there’s plenty to criticize a 2-32-1 coach for, not demoting his offseason-long starter while he’s minutes removed from a concussion isn’t one [more]

Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles out; Corey Clement listed as questionable

The Eagles will have quarterback Carson Wentz back in the lineup this weekend, but they are running low on players to share the backfield with him. The team has ruled out running backs Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles. Ajayi hurt his back in last Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers and missed practice all week. Sproles [more]

Dalvin Cook, Everson Griffen out for Vikings

Defensive end Everson Griffen missed a third straight Vikings practice on Friday and he will miss Sunday’s home game against the Bills as well. Head coach Mike Zimmer announced on Friday afternoon that Griffen has been ruled out with a knee injury. Running back Dalvin Cook has also been ruled out with the hamstring injury [more]

Peyton Manning may be rooting for Sam Darnold, in one specific way

Of all the records future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning holds, the one record he wishes he didn’t hold came in 1998, when he became the rookie quarterback to throw more interceptions than any other rookie quarterback in NFL history. Well, records are made to be broken — and one rookie may have a [more]

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