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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]

Washington promotes Jehu Chesson

Washington announced it has promoted receiver Jehu Chesson from the practice squad. Chesson, 24, played one game for Washington this season. He was targeted one time in the loss to Indianapolis. The Chiefs made him a fourth-round pick in 2017, and he appeared in 12 games as a rookie with two catches for 18 yards. [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]

Chiefs likely won’t be bringing back Derrick Johnson

Linebacker Derrick Johnson spent 13 seasons as a key member of the Chiefs’ defense. The team decided not to offer him a contract before he became a free agent. Now that he’s a free agent again, it sounds like the Chiefs won’t be bringing Johnson back. “[G.M.] Brett [Veach] does all that stuff,” coach Andy [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]

Beer-tossing Patriots fan charged with disorderly conduct

Tyreek Hill is getting his wish. According to NBC 10 in Boston, Foxboro police have identified the man who threw beer on the Chiefs wide receiver, and have charged him with multiple counts. They didn’t publicize the man’s name, but said he was a 21-year-old from Mansfield. He was issued a summons for disorderly conduct and [more]

Chiefs sign Jeff Allen

The Chiefs have taken a couple of injury hits to their offensive line in the last two weeks and they added a healthy body to the group on Tuesday. Guard Jeff Allen has signed a contract with the club. Defensive back Leon McQuay was placed on waivers to open up a roster spot. It’s a [more]

Raiders release Derrick Johnson

Former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson signed with the Raiders in May, presumably hopeful for a chance to face his old team. It won’t happen, at least not as a member of the Raiders. The Raiders have announced that Johnson has been released. “We certainly wish Derrick Johnson the best,” coach Jon Gruden said in a [more]

Troy Vincent doesn’t seem to buy Breeland Speaks’ excuse for not sacking Tom Brady

A key play from Sunday night’s Chiefs-Patriots game had Kansas City applying double coverage to three options in the New England goal-line passing game, which created an opportunity for quarterback Tom Brady to run for the end zone. And run he did. Along the way, he avoided an attempted tackle by linebacker Breeland Speaks, who [more]

Belichick sees “carryover” from Chiefs to Bears offenses

Following a Thursday night game against the Colts, Patriots coach Bill Belichick had extra time to get ready for the Chiefs. Which became extra time to get ready for the Bears, who are coached by former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. “It’s different but there’s certainly some carryover,” Belichick told reporters on Tuesday. “Of course, [more]

Sunday Night Football ties highest Week Six rating ever for NBC

NBC acquired the Sunday Night Football package in 2006. Sunday night’s Week Six game between the Chiefs and Patriots matched the highest Week Six rating that the franchise ever has experienced. The 14.6 overnight rating ties the Week Six 2015 measurement arising from a game between the Patriots and Colts, the first meeting of the [more]

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