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Raiders place Marcus Mariota on injured reserve

It was known that the Raiders wouldn’t have quarterback Marcus Mariota for multiple weeks, given the quad injury he suffered during his lone snap on Monday night. He’ll miss at least three weeks. Per multiple reports, Mariota has landed on injured reserve. Mariota aggravated the injury at the end of a 31-yard run. The Raiders [more]

Jermichael Finley: Packers should be prepared to switch to Jordan Love by Week Four

It’s way too early for the Packers to panic. Former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley believes that panic could soon be justified. Finley has been candid in the aftermath of Green Bay’s embarrassing performance against the Saints regarding quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Previously, Finley said that Rodgers “looks tired,” and that it appears he has lost [more]

NFL Week Two injury report roundup: A lot of question marks for the Ravens

Week Two of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by Washington 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 injury [more]

Josh Jacobs ruled out, Yannick Ngakoue expected to play in Week Two

The Raiders won their season opener with a thrilling victory over the Ravens. Now they’ll have to travel across the country and play without their top running back. Head coach Jon Gruden told reporters in his Friday press conference that Josh Jacobs (toe/ankle) is out for Sunday’s matchup against the Steelers. After missing the first [more]

Josh Jacobs did not practice Thursday

Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was questionable for Week One with an illness, but now he’s been held out of the first two practices of Week Two. Jacobs (toe/ankle) is just one of several Las Vegas players who didn’t participate in Thursday’s session. Guard Richie Incognito (calf), linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (concussion), safety Roderic Teamer (ankle), [more]

Gus Bradley: Clelin Ferrell handled being inactive like a “true pro”

Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell was inactive for Week One, with Las Vegas electing to make the fourth overall pick of the 2019 draft a healthy scratch. On Thursday, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley said Ferrell could see the field against Pittsburgh in Week Two. But there are no guarantees for the Clemson product beyond that. [more]

Eric Ebron doesn’t practice for Steelers Thursday

Tight end Eric Ebron was added to the Steelers’ injury report on Thursday. Ebron say out of practice on Thursday with a hamstring injury. Mid-week additions often foreshadow a player being ruled out for Sunday, but Friday’s issuing of injury designations will bring more clarity on Ebron’s outlook for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Ebron [more]

Mike Tomlin: Working for Jon Gruden as a young coach helped me in a big way

It’s been a long time, but when Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was just beginning his NFL coaching career, he worked for his next opponent. Tony Dungy hired Tomlin to coach Tampa Bay’s defensive backs in 2001. But Jon Gruden kept Tomlin in his position when he took over as head coach in 2002, as [more]

Josh Jacobs, Carl Nassib among Raiders that would have missed practice Wednesday

The Raiders’ injury reporting heading into and during Week One have been scrutinized and that or the turnaround from playing on Monday night may be a reason why 17 players landed on the estimated practice report that kicks off Week Two. Defensive end Carl Nassib is one of the players who would not have practiced [more]

Ben Roethlisberger: My elbow feels great, which is encouraging and positive

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made it through last season healthy. He started the team’s first 15 games before sitting out in Week 17 because Pittsburgh had already clinched a playoff berth. But he’s still not too far removed from elbow surgery in 2019, having missed all but two games that year. After the Steelers’ season-opening [more]

Raiders concerned Marcus Mariota, Yannick Ngakoue may have suffered long-term injuries

The Raiders won their first game of the season in thrilling fashion, but it may have been costly. In his Tuesday press conference, head coach Jon Gruden said the team is concerned that edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue, quarterback Marcus Mariota, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, and guard Denzelle Good may have suffered long-term injuries. Ngakoue, Las [more]

Mike Tomlin won’t explain week-in, week-out snap distribution at outside linebacker

Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt said he felt fresh after Sunday’s win over the Bills and one of the reasons why is the way the Steelers handled the rotation of players at outside linebacker. Watt played 69-of-85 defensive snaps while Melvin Ingram played 54 and Alex Highsmith played 46 as part of a group that Watt [more]

Cam Heyward: When we get T.J. Watt out there for us, we’re very lucky

Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt signed a huge contract extension last week and he showed why he was in position for it on Sunday. Watt wasn’t practicing while working on his deal, so he only had a couple of practices before taking on the Bills. There may be something to say for the less is more [more]

Diontae Johnson bounced back in return to Buffalo

When the Steelers went to Buffalo in Week 14 last season, they were on a two-game losing streak and their receivers were having a hard time holding onto Ben Roethlisberger‘s passes. Diontae Johnson was one of the worst offenders on that front and he found himself benched early in the 26-15 Steelers loss because of [more]

Josh Allen: 16 games left, we’re not going to panic

The Bills came into the 2021 season with high expectations, but they stumbled out of the game. They gave up 20 straight points after taking a 10-0 lead over the Steelers and wound up losing 23-16 on their home field. After months of buildup to the first game, that kind of letdown can lead to [more]

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