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Week Seven injury report roundup

Week Seven of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a Broncos win and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 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 [more]

Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill have no hate for Vontaze Burfict

We know what some of the Steelers think of Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. But, even knowing Burfict served a three-game suspension to start last season after a hit on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman, two of Kansas City’s biggest playmakers call themselves fans of Burfict. “You’ve got to be aware on the football field at all [more]

Justin Houston, Eric Berry doubtful; Mitch Morse out

The Chiefs don’t expect to have safety Eric Berry or outside linebacker Justin Houston on Sunday against the Bengals. The team lists both as doubtful. Berry missed practice all week with a heel injury, and Houston sat out with a hamstring injury. Houston missed last week’s game, and Berry has yet to play this season. [more]

Bengals elevate KeiVarae Russell, waive Auden Tate

The Bengals announced they have promoted cornerback KeiVarae Russell off the practice squad. They waived receiver Auden Tate in a corresponding move. Russell, a third-year player, spent the first six games on the team’s practice squad. He has played in 13 games for the Bengals the past two seasons, making eight tackles and one interception. [more]

Patrick Mahomes weighs in on whether Tyreek Hill is the best receiver in the NFL

One of the biggest questions emerging in the aftermath of Sunday night’s 43-40 shootout between the Patriots and Chiefs is whether Tyreek Hill already is the best receiver in the game. On Wednesday, his quarterback addressed the debate sparked by a comment made on Monday’s PFT Live by Chris Simms. “Yeah, to me he’s definitely [more]

Vontaze Burfict’s digital footprint shows a desire to inflict injury on Steelers players

On Wednesday, the case was made (both in print and in the #PFTPM podcast) for a permanent banishment of Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, in the aftermath of his latest on-field misconduct during a game against the Steelers. To summarize, he threw a blatant forearm to the head of receiver Antonio Brown, and then Burfict allegedly told [more]

Vontaze Burfict needs to go, for good

From time to time, the NFL looks the other way regarding suspension-worthy behavior on the football field. This time, the NFL looked the other way on banishment-worthy behavior from Vontaze Burfict. Burfict’s blatant forearm to the helmet of Steelers receiver Antonio Brown passes the walks/talks/quacks/craps-like-a-duck test, especially in light of Burfict’s history. He wanted to [more]

Who are the top 10 receivers in the NFL?

Monday’s PFT Live created a mini-stir after Chris Simms blurted out his belief that Tyreek Hill of the Chiefs is the best receiver in football. So we decided to create more of a stir on Wednesday by having Simms select and tank the top 10 receivers in the league. The fairly short video (that’s my [more]

Ben Roethlisberger says Vontaze Burfict threatened JuJu Smith-Schuster

The Steelers were angry on Sunday about a hit that Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict put on Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. According to Ben Roethlisberger, Burfict also threatened another hit. On the very next play after the hit on Brown that the Steelers decried as dirty, Roethlisberger says Burfict said he was going to do [more]

Bengals DC Teryl Austin: We’re going to play aggressively

After Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown scored a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left in last Sunday’s 28-21 win over the Bengals, there were two big questions hanging in the air. One was whether the Steelers committed offensive pass interference to spring Brown. Many thought a flag should have been thrown, but the officials didn’t [more]

Steelers call Vontaze Burfict hit “pathetic,” “nasty”

The Steelers were already tired of Vontaze Burfict. But after their latest win over the Bengals, they expressed their disgust with the linebacker, with a number of players saying he should be suspended for his shoulder/elbow to the head of Steelers wideout Antonio Brown. They’re apparently not going to get their wish, but that doesn’t [more]

Report: Vontaze Burfict not expected to be suspended

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been suspended for actions on the field in the past, but it doesn’t look like he’ll draw another ban based on his actions in Sunday’s loss to the Steelers. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Burfict is not expected to be suspended as a result of a hit to [more]

Bengals expected to be without Nick Vigil for about a month

Nick Vigil played more snaps than any other Bengals linebacker during the first six weeks of the 2018 season, but it will be up to others to pick up the slack in the coming weeks. Vigil injured his knee in the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Steelers and did not return to the [more]

Riveron: No pick on game-deciding play in Steelers-Bengals

The game-deciding touchdown in Cincinnati from Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown seemed to be sprung by a pick from Steelers receiver Justin Hunter on Bengals cornerback Tony McRae. The officials, and the senior V.P. of officiating, didn’t see it that way. Al Riveron explained in a video posted on Sunday evening that the league believes [more]

Vontaze Burfict has little to say after latest dubious hit

Vontaze Burfict got through about six quarters after his latest suspension, before making a play that could result in another one. The Bengals linebacker hit Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in the head during the third quarter, getting him with his arm as Brown was being tackled. He wasn’t penalized on the play, but his [more]

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