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Melvin Ingram, Hunter Henry are questionable

Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram is questionable for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh. He has a hamstring injury. Ingram had a limited practice Friday, which was the same as last week when he sat out the Week Five game against the Broncos. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Ingram will be a game-time decision. “He’s a veteran [more]

Mason Rudolph ruled out, Devlin Hodges starts for Steelers

The Steelers are down to their third-string quarterback. Mason Rudolph has been ruled out after suffering a concussion last week, and that leaves Devlin Hodges to start on Sunday night against the Chargers. Former Broncos first-round pick Paxton Lynch will back Hodges up. Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury. The [more]

Chargers expect Melvin Gordon to play more this week

Melvin Gordon didn’t play at all in his return to the active roster in Week Four. He played 32 offensive snaps in Week Five. The Chargers running back will play more this week. “You could see Melvin’s rep count going up,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Friday. “I mean, I think last week Austin [Ekeler]’s [more]

Earl Thomas said he was fined for hit on Mason Rudolph

Ravens safety Earl Thomas was penalized for roughing the passer for the hit that knocked out Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in last Sunday’s game and he also heard from the league this week. Thomas said on Friday that he was fined $21,000 for the hit, which left Rudolph unconscious on the field and landed him [more]

The 2017 running back class has taken over the league

Five weeks in to the 2019 season, one thing is clear: The running backs who entered the league in 2017 have taken over. As to rushing yardage, four of the top five leaders entered the league in 2017. And the list of quality running backs is so long that it’s difficult to list them all [more]

Colin Kaepernick’s agent has gotten “little to no response from teams”

All Colin Kaepernick wants is an opportunity, his representation said Thursday. In a two-page fact sheet, agent Jeff Nalley said he wanted “to address the false narratives regarding Colin Kaepernick.” The release came not long after Mike Florio posted about the false narratives that have led to the “blatant blackballing of Colin Kaepernick.” Nalley said [more]

The blatant blackballing of Colin Kaepernick continues

On Sunday night, an undrafted rookie from an FCS school may be playing quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Colin Kaepernick may be watching the game on TV. And, yes, something continues to be very wrong with that picture. The NFL continues to blackball Kaepernick, consistently and continuously ignoring his ongoing desire to return to the [more]

12-game suspension likely ends Vontaze Burfict’s career

The NFL got what it wanted. And what it ultimately got was the end, as a practical matter, of linebacker Vontaze Burfict‘s career. Right or wrong (and most will say “right”), the 12-game suspension for his latest violation of on-field safety rules will make most if not all teams shy away from Burfict in 2020. [more]

Devlin Hodges getting crash course in Steelers offense

This week has been different for Devlin Hodges. Primarily, because he’s throwing passes. The Steelers backup quarterback, who could be pressed into service depending on the condition of Mason Rudolph, is getting all the first team reps in practice this week, after not really throwing at all last week. He wasn’t on the roster at [more]

Mason Rudolph a limited participant at Steelers practice

Quarterback Mason Rudolph was able to return to limited participation in practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday just days after sustaining a concussion against the Baltimore Ravens. While Rudolph has more hurdles to clear in the concussion protocol before he would be given the green light to play again, Rudolph’s ability to return to [more]

Steelers get chippy with a Wednesday practice full of skirmishes

The Steelers aren’t happy. For now, they’re taking out their frustrations on each other. Via Mark Kaboly of TheAthletic.com, Wednesday’s practice featured multiple skirmishes among teammates. The defense, per Kaboly, took liberties during a padded practice that wasn’t supposed to be a full-contact session. “It’s the way I like to practice, and I hold people [more]

Tomlin defends decision to trust his defense after winning overtime coin toss

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made an unusual decision on Sunday: When the game went to overtime, Pittsburgh won the coin toss and Tomlin did not choose to receive the kickoff. Instead, the Steelers chose to have the wind at their backs, meaning they kicked off and gave the Ravens the ball first. The risk, of [more]

James Washington expected to miss time with shoulder injury

Steelers wide receiver James Washington said last week that he was trying to stay positive despite a slow start to the season, but now he has another obstacle to overcome. Washington hurt his shoulder in last Sunday’s overtime loss to the Ravens and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he is going to miss [more]

Terrell Edmunds saw streak of 542 consecutive snaps end

Steelers strong safety Terrell Edmunds left the field after the first two plays Sunday, replaced by Vince Williams. It ended a streak of 542 consecutive snaps for Edmunds. “Say what?” Edmunds said Monday when told of the now-defunct streak, via Mark Kaboly of TheAthletic.com. “Wow! That’s crazy. I didn’t know anything about it. I was [more]

Mike Tomlin brushes off question about potential Washington interest

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin already has been linked to the vacancy in Washington. As expected, Tomlin was asked about it during his weekly press conference. As expected, he said nothing. “I’m not worried about that, to be quite honest with you,” Tomlin told reporters. “I’m the head coach of a 1-4 football team going on [more]

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