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Ben Roethlisberger will play in 221st career game Sunday, setting team record

Ben Roethlisberger is in his 17th season. He will play his 221st career game Sunday. That will set a new team record, passing Hall of Fame center Mike Webster. “I attribute it to Jesus and just really being blessed,” Roethlisberger said of his longevity, via Teresa Varley of the team website. “I am so thankful [more]

Watt brothers to become second trio to appear in same game

The Edmunds brothers — Tremaine, Terrell and Trey — last season became the first trio of brothers to play in the same game since 1927. The Watt brothers — J.J., Derek and T.J. — will meet on the same field Sunday when the Steelers and Texans face off. “We’re very fortunate when it comes to [more]

Diontae Johnson, JuJu Smith-Schuster don’t practice Wednesday

The Steelers were missing their top two receivers at Wednesday’s practice. Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster were both on the sideline as the team began their on-field work ahead of Sunday’s game against the Texans. Johnson is listed with a toe injury and Smith-Schuster has a knee issue, but head coach Mike Tomlin suggested neither [more]

Former Oilers defensive back Bob Atkins dies at 74

Former NFL defensive back Bob Atkins has died, Mark Berman of FOX 26 reports. Atkins was 74. The St. Louis Cardinals selected Atkins in the second round of the 1968 draft out of Grambling. He played two years with the Cardinals before they traded him to the Houston Oilers. Atkins played seven years in Houston. [more]

Texans sign Dwayne Harris, Devin Smith to practice squad

The Texans signed two former Cowboys receivers to their practice squad Monday, the team announced. Devin Smith and Dwayne Harris now are in Houston. The Jets made Smith a second-round choice in 2015. He played 14 games with three starts in two seasons with the Jets. Smith, 28, played four games with the Cowboys last [more]

J.J. Watt: Ross Blacklock play “stupid” and “selfish”

Texans rookie defensive tackle Ross Blacklock earned the wrath of his team’s defensive leader, after getting thrown out of the game. Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was obviously frustrated when asked about the ejection. “It’s stupid,” Watt said. “It’s selfish. It was a stupid play. It was selfish. [more]

Ravens think Tavon Young suffered season-ending knee injury

The Ravens moved to 2-0 by beating the Texans in Houston on Sunday, but they lost a member of their secondary on the way to victory. Cornerback Tavon Young hurt his knee during the game. Head coach John Harbaugh told reporters in his postgame press conference that the team believes it is a season-ending injury. [more]

Ravens roll to 2-0, beat Texans

The Ravens may get described as old-school for their willingness to run the ball and play defense. That does not mean they’re anything resembling conventional. The Ravens raced to a 33-16 win over the Texans Sunday, improving to 2-0. They did it by unveiling wrinkles in the run game. On a fourth-and-1 in the fourth [more]

Ravens up 20-10 at halftime on Texans

The Ravens are making big plays, and it’s not just Lamar Jackson. Linebacker L.J. Fort‘s fumble recovery for a touchdown has sparked the Ravens to a 20-10 halftime lead over the Texans. Fort’s recovery was ruled out of bounds at the 1-yard line initially, but on review it was determined he crossed the plane. That [more]

Duke Johnson inactive for the Texans

The Texans will be without running back Duke Johnson today, but wide receiver Brandin Cooks will play against the Ravens. Johnson’s ankle injury landed him on the inactive list, as expected. Also inactive for the Texans are linebackers Jonathan Greenard and Peter Kalambayi, cornerback Cornell Armstrong, tackle Charlie Heck, and tight end Pharaoh Brown. Quarterback [more]

Texans expect Brandin Cooks to play, Duke Johnson to sit

The Texans’ offense has some good news and some bad news on the injury front. Houston wide receiver Brandin Cooks is expected to play today, but running back Duke Johnson is expected to miss today’s game against the Ravens. Cooks was listed as questionable with a quadriceps injury, while Johnson was listed as questionable with [more]

Texans promote C.J. Prosise ahead of Ravens game

Running back Duke Johnson might not be playing for the Texans against the Ravens on Sunday, so the team has elevated a running back from the practice squad for the day. Former Seahawk C.J. Prosise got the call. He’ll return to the practice squad after the game. Prosise signed to the practice squad in September. [more]

Ravens aren’t forgetting about 14-2; they’re trying to build on it

Win, lose, or whatever, the Patriots notoriously slam the door on the prior season before the new season begins. The Ravens, one year after a 14-2 regular-season effort, aren’t doing that. After Sunday’s 38-6 win over the Browns, I asked Ravens coach John Harbaugh what he’s doing to get his guys to forget about the [more]

J.J. Watt limited in practice again but has no designation

Texas defensive end J.J. Watt has spent the week on practice report as limited with a hip injury. But Watt will play Sunday against the Ravens. He was not given a designation. Watt, 31, has played all 16 games only once the past four seasons. That came in 2018 when he made 16 sacks. The [more]

Week Two injury report roundup

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

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