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Phillip Lindsay “trending in right direction” to return Thursday

Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay returned to practice Friday for the first time since his turf toe injury in the first half of the season opener. The team estimated Lindsay as a limited participant Monday ahead of their Thursday game against the Jets. “He’s trending in the right direction,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Monday. [more]

MRI on Mekhi Becton turned out better than Jets thought it would

Good news and the 2020 Jets don’t really go together, but sometimes the news isn’t as bad as it could be. That appears to be the case with rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton. Becton had to leave Sunday’s loss to the Colts with a shoulder injury, but head coach Adam Gase said on Monday that [more]

Vic Fangio confirms Jurrell Casey is out for the year

Broncos coach Vic Fangio confirmed the bad news: Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey is out for the year with a torn biceps. It is yet another hit for the Broncos, who now have players with 15 Pro Bowls among them on IR, per Jeff Legwold of ESPN. “Injuries are part of the NFL,” Fangio said. “We’ve [more]

Broncos unsure on QB, but won’t be Blake Bortles

The Broncos aren’t sure who will start at quarterback in Thursday night’s fall classic against the Jets. Except it won’t be Blake Bortles. Via Andrew Mason of, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said he’d either go with Jeff Driskel or Brett Rypien this week. “To expect him to play on a short week where practice [more]

Report: Jurrell Casey out with biceps tear

The Broncos lost another game on Sunday and they reportedly have another addition to their list of seriously injured players as well. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that defensive tackle Jurrell Casey suffered a biceps tear in the team’s 28-10 loss to the Buccaneers. His season is likely over as a result. Casey joined [more]

NFL shifts Week Five Broncos-Patriots game to later kickoff

The Patriots will be starting their Week Five game against the Broncos later than originally scheduled. The NFL announced on Monday that the game will now start at 4:25 p.m. ET. They were supposed to get underway at 1 p.m. under the initial plans for the week. Week Five’s game is on CBS and the [more]

Buccaneers improve to 2-1, beat winless Broncos

Tom Brady had his best game yet in a Buccaneers uniform as Tampa Bay took an early lead in Denver today and never looked back. Brady completed 25 of 38 passes for 297 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, as the Bucs went up 23-3 in the second quarter and ultimately won 28-10. Rob [more]

NFL hopes for 100 percent compliance with mask rule this weekend

With five coaches fined $100,000 and their teams fined $250,000 for failure to wear masks in Week Two, the NFL hopes the message has been received. Soon, we’ll find out whether that’s the case. Week Three began with Dolphins coach Brian Flores and Jaguars coach Doug Marrone complying with the mask requirement. The balance of [more]

Bucs promote Kenjon Barner from practice squad

The Buccaneers elevated running back Kenjon Barner from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s game at Denver. Barner, 30, has yet to play this season. A sixth-round choice of the Panthers in 2013, Barner has played 67 career games with one start. He has 128 career touches for 568 yards and three [more]

Gronkowski’s problem is obvious: He can’t move like he used to

“I came here to block, baby” could make it onto a T-shirt, but that’s hardly an accurate representation of why the Buccaneers traded for the privilege of paying Rob Gronkowski $9 million this year. Gronk, in true Gronk fashion, laughed off his lack of involvement in the Tampa Bay offense through two games, saying “[f]our [more]

League issues memo reminding teams about game-day protocols

The NFL’s $100,000 fines to five head coaches — and $250,000 fines to their teams — showed how serious the league is about its risk-mitigation efforts. The NFL made it crystal clear with a Friday night memo to teams reminding them about game-day protocols, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The memo emphasized face covering [more]

Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Dolphins 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. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Phillip Lindsay doubtful, Jerry Jeudy questionable for Broncos

The Broncos have had plenty of bad injury news so far this season, but they got a little good news on Friday. Running back Phillip Lindsay was on the practice field for the first time since injuring his foot in the season opener. Lindsay did limited work and is listed as doubtful to play against [more]

Report: Broncos promoting Brett Rypien from practice squad

The Denver Broncos are promoting quarterback Brett Rypien from the practice squad to their active roster, according to Brandon Krisztal of 850 KOA-AM. Rypien is likely set to serve in the backup quarterback role this weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers behind relief starter Jeff Driskel. Drew Lock is set to miss several weeks with [more]

Tom Brady not fazed by lack of throws to Rob Gronkowski

Tight end Rob Gronkowski eagerly followed quarterback Tom Brady to Tampa. Now that they’re back together, Brady is paying more attention to his new friends. Gronk has two catches on the season, for 11 yards. Against the Panthers in Week Two, Gronkowski had no receptions. Brady threw the ball to Gronk only once during the [more]

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