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Howard Cassady, member of Lions’ last championship team, dies at 85

Howard Cassady, a Heisman Trophy-winning running back who would then win an NFL championship with the Lions, has died at the age of 85. During his freshman year at Ohio State, Cassady was given the nickname “Hopalong” by sportswriters who saw him on the practice field and said he hopped all over the field like [more]

Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Jaguars 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. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely [more]

DeSean Jackson out, Eagles holding out hope for Alshon Jeffery

Word early this week was that Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson would miss Sunday’s game against the Lions due to the abdominal injury that knocked him out of last Sunday’s loss to the Falcons and it was finally confirmed on Friday. Jackson didn’t practice this week and head coach Doug Pederson ruled Jackson out for [more]

Jim Schwartz sees Matthew Stafford as “dangerous”

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had his best season in 2011, when he threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns while playing for head coach Jim Schwartz. The 31-year-old Stafford has never replicated those numbers from his age-23 season, but Schwartz still thinks highly of him. Schwartz, who as Eagles defensive coordinator is preparing to face [more]

DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery still not practicing

The two best receivers in Philadelphia still aren’t practicing. DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday, with an abdominal injury and a calf injury, respectively. Also not practicing on Thursday were running back Corey Clement (shoulder), safety Johnathan Cyprien (knee), tight end Dallas Goedert (calf), defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (foot), and [more]

Doug Pederson: Carson Wentz is “fine” (but how long will that last?)

At a time when plenty of Eagles players are injured, the most important one isn’t.¬†Coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Wednesday that quarterback Carson Wentz is “fine.” Speculation had swirled that Wentz may have emerged from Sunday night’s loss to the Falcons with some sort of an injury, given the manner in which he was [more]

Doug Pederson says DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Dallas Goedert day-to-day

Reports this week have indicated that Eagles wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery are likely to miss at least this weekend’s game against the Lions after getting hurt last Sunday night, but head coach Doug Pederson didn’t rule either one out on Wednesday. Pederson called both Jackson, who has a groin injury, and Jeffery, [more]

Banged-up Eagles have walkthrough, not practice

The Eagles are dealing with plenty of injuries, and coach Doug Pederson has apparently decided it’s best to give everyone some rest. As a result, the Eagles canceled practice today and will have only a walkthrough. A team canceling practice is not unheard of, but it’s unusual this early in the season, and in a [more]

Lions release C.J. Anderson after claiming Paul Perkins

C.J. Anderson called himself a “perfect fit” in the Lions offense and hoped he finally had found a home after signing with his fifth team in the last year and a half. Alas, his stay in Detroit was not long. The Lions announced Tuesday that they have released Anderson, signaling Ty Johnson has won the [more]

DeSean Jackson expected to miss two games with abdominal strain

Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson has an abdominal strain that will keep him out for about two weeks, Tim McManus of ESPN reports. With two games in 10 days, the timing is not good for Philadelphia. The Eagles play the Lions on Sunday and the Packers the following Thursday. The Eagles also could see Alshon Jeffery [more]

Lions sign Jeff Driskel

The Lions shuffled through several backup quarterback options in the preseason and they’re continuing to sift through options in the regular season. Jeff Driskel is the newest name in the mix. According to multiple reports, the team is signing Driskel as the corresponding move to releasing Josh Johnson. He joins David Blough on the depth [more]

Report: Lions releasing Josh Johnson

There’s been a lot of big news about quarterbacks over the last few days, but not every move involving a signal caller lands as a front page headline. The Lions are reportedly making one of those smaller moves. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is releasing journeyman Josh Johnson. Johnson signed with the [more]

Alshon Jeffery has calf strain, could miss time

The Eagles were put in a bind Sunday when DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery and Dallas Goedert combined to play only 17 snaps. Jackson has a groin injury, and Jeffery and Goedert are dealing with calf issues. Jeffery has a calf strain, Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports. While it’s not a serious injury, the team [more]

Lions’ defense stands strong in win over Chargers

Lions cornerback Darius Slay had the biggest play of the game at the most opportune time. As Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers heaved the ball into the end zone late in the fourth quarter with Detroit clinging to a 13-10 lead, Slay leapt in front of the pass and intercepted it, preserving a victory. It was [more]

Week Two early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Jaguars at Texans Jaguars: DE Yannick Ngakoue, T Cedric Ogbuehi, TE Josh Oliver, CB [more]

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