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Rashod Bateman did not practice Thursday

Ravens receiver Rashod Bateman is dealing with a foot injury head coach John Harbaugh described earlier this week as “day-to-day.”But Bateman has now officially missed the first two days of the practice week.Bateman was one of four Baltimore players who did not practice on Thursday, according to the team’s injury report. Running back Justice Hill [more]

Joe Burrow has had in-game memory loss from head trauma, says it’s “part of what we signed up for”

The Tua Tagovailoa situation has renewed the focus on concussion in football, including most important how they are spotted (or not) and how they are properly handled (or not).Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, in an interview with Colin Cowherd, admitted that, on multiple occasions, Burrow has forgotten the second half of a game or the entire [more]

Gus Edwards returns to practice

Baltimore’s run game is getting closer to receiving another boost.Running back Gus Edwards has been designated to return from the physically unable to perform list. The Ravens now have 21 days to activate him to the 53-man roster.Edwards tore his ACL during practice in September of last year, just before the start of the season.In [more]

Bengals designate Khalid Kareem, Cam Taylor-Britt to return

Cincinnati is getting healthier on defense.The Bengals announced on Wednesday that defensive end Khalid Kareem and cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt have been designated to return from injured reserve and are cleared to practice.Both players went on IR on Sept. 1. Kareem is coming back from a hamstring injury and Taylor-Britt from core muscle surgery.A fifth-round pick [more]

Joe Mixon called meeting with offensive line to try to get run game going

The first couple of weeks of the 2022 season saw a lot of discussion of the Bengals offensive line’s issues protecting quarterback Joe Burrow, but things have calmed down on that front during wins over the Jets and Bengals the last two weeks.That doesn’t mean that all is hunky dory with the offense, however. Running [more]

Lamar Jackson: If we had executed on third down, there wouldn’t have been a fourth-down question

With Sunday’s game against the Bills tied at 20 midway through the fourth quarter, the Ravens elected to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line instead of kicking a field goal.At the time of the snap, there was 4:15 left in the game. Quarterback Lamar Jackson’s interception in the end zone allowed the [more]

Concussion protocol will make “gross motor instability” a “no go”

Last Sunday’s controversy regarding the application of the concussion protocol to Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa raises questions both about potential changes to the protocol and whether the current protocol was properly applied in Tua’s case.As to the potential changes to the concussion protocol, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that, indeed, the [more]

Taking a closer look at who had final say over whether Tua Tagovailoa should have played on Thursday night

The situation last week in Miami raised plenty of questions regarding organizational dynamics and decision-making. The situation became complicated by the fact that owner Stephen Ross is suspended, through Week Six.Basically, the Dolphins are a ship without a captain.Based on conversations with sources from various teams, the Ross suspension didn’t really affect anything. In situations [more]

Kirk Cousins, Andy Dalton meet again in London, after 2016 tie

Maybe, this time, the tie will be broken.Six years after quarterback Kirk Cousins and Andy Dalton played to a 27-27 tie at Wembley Stadium, they’ll meet in a different stadium in the same city, with both playing for different teams.On October 30, 2016, Cincinnati and Washington tied in London. Tomorrow, the Vikings (quarterbacked by Cousins) [more]

NFL, NFLPA agree that changes to the concussion protocol are needed

The NFL and the NFL Players Association often disagree. On an important issue of player safety, they are in lockstep.The league and the union have released a statement regarding changes to the concussion protocol, in the aftermath of the Tua Tagovailoa situation.“The joint NFL-NFLPA investigation into the application of the Concussion Protocol involving Miami Dolphins’ [more]

Congress turns its attention to the Tua Tagovailoa situation

A high-profile NFL controversy will attract the attention of a wide number of people. Inevitably, members of Congress will become involved.Bill Pascrell, Jr., a Democratic member of the House of Representatives from New Jersey and the head of the Brain Injury Task Force sent a letter on Friday to Commissioner Roger Goodell and Dolphins owner [more]

Teddy Bridgewater will remain the starter, until Tua Tagovailoa is cleared

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won’t be available to play until he clears all appropriate concussion protocols. Given recent events, the protocols applied to Tua will likely be as rigid and exacting as they ever have been.As Dolphins coach Mike McDaniels put it on Friday, “You’re in the protocol until you’re out of the protocol.”McDaniel said [more]

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