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Panthers up 7-3 after Justin Jefferson fumble

The Vikings forced a turnover on the first play of Sunday’s game against the Panthers, but they trail 7-3 after making one of their own. Wide receiver Justin Jefferson was stripped of the ball by  Panthers corner A.J. Bouye after a short gain and Panthers linebacker Haason Reddick returned the ball inside the Minnesota 20-yard-line. [more]

NFL Week Six early inactives: Allen Robinson, Khalil Mack ready to go for Bears

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The Bears had a few key players listed as questionable for the renewal of their rivalry with the Packers on Sunday and all of them ended up on the right side of [more]

Ravens activate Rashod Bateman, Tyre Phillips from IR, elevate Le’Veon Bell

Ravens receiver Rashod Bateman will make his NFL debut Sunday. The team elevated the first-round draft choice from injured reserve. Bateman, the No. 27 overall choice in the NFL draft, returned to practice Sept. 29 after recovering from groin surgery. They need him against the Vikings with Sammy Watkins (hamstring) ruled out. The Ravens also [more]

NFL Week Six injury report roundup: DeAndre Hopkins in, Nick Chubb out for Sunday

Week Six of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Buccaneers 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. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Christian McCaffrey will miss his third straight game

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey returned to practice last week and worked again on Wednesday, which seemed to be a positive sign for his chances of returning to action for the team’s Week Six game against the Vikings. McCaffrey did not practice on Thursday, however, and he remained out on Friday. That indicated he was [more]

Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen have no injury status for Vikings-Panthers

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been on and off the injury report for most of the season, missing a pair of games with an ankle injury. But he has no status for Sunday’s game against the Panthers and is therefore expected to play. Cook had his first full practice since Sept. 17 on Thursday. [more]

Dalvin Cook returns to a full practice

For the first time since Sept. 17, Vikings running back Dalvin Cook went through a full practice. Cook was limited in Wednesday’s session. Cook has missed two of the past three games with an ankle injury and played less than 100 percent in Week 4. He did not practice last week and sat out Sunday’s [more]

Christian McCaffrey officially did not practice, three weeks after straining hamstring

Panthers coach Matt Rhule had described running back Christian McCaffrey as “50-50” for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. That assessment probably should be moved to at least 49-51. McCaffrey officially didn’t practice on Thursday, due to a hamstring injury he suffered three weeks ago tonight, against the Texans. McCaffrey had participated on a limited basis [more]

Christian McCaffrey not on field at open portion of Panthers practice

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said on Wednesday that running back Christian McCaffrey is a 50-50 shot to play against the Vikings this weekend, but the odds aren’t looking that good on Thursday. McCaffrey was not on the field at all during the portion of Thursday’s practice that was open to the media. McCaffrey was [more]

Panthers place Joseph Charlton on injured reserve

The Panthers are going to need a new punter for at least the next three weeks. The team announce that Joseph Charlton has been placed on injured reserve Thursday. Charlton was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday because of a lower back injury. Charlton averaged 39.1 yards per kick over the first [more]

Justin Jefferson says he’s good to go after missing practice Wednesday

Wide receiver Justin Jefferson didn’t practice on Wednesday, but he doesn’t have any doubt about his availability for the Vikings’ game against the Panthers this Sunday. Jefferson did not practice on Wednesday because of an ankle injury and told reporters at a Thursday press conference that he doesn’t expect the ankle to limit him at [more]

Vikings activate Cameron Dantzler off COVID-19 list

The Vikings will have one of their secondary depth pieces back this week. Cornerback Cameron Dantzler has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced on Thursday. Dantzler went on the list last Monday, missing Minnesota’s victory over Detroit last Sunday. In his second season out of Mississippi State, Dantzler has appeared in three [more]

Matt Rhule: Christian McCaffrey 50-50 for this weekend

Running back Christian McCaffrey was limited in all three of the Panthers’ practices last week before ultimately sitting out Carolina’s Week Five loss to the Eagles. McCaffrey kicked off this week the same way. He was limited in Wednesday’s practice and head coach Matt Rhule said there wasn’t much clarity about which way the decision [more]

Dalvin Cook returns to practice Wednesday

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook returned to practice Wednesday, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Cook has missed two of the past three games with an ankle injury and played less than 100 percent in Week 4. He did not practice last week and sat out Sunday’s victory over the Lions. He has 61 [more]

Brett Favre still hasn’t fully repaid Mississippi for his no-show gig

In May 2020, word surfaced that Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre had received a $1.1 million no-show gig from the state of Mississippi, with the funding coming from welfare programs. Favre quickly said he’d pay back the money, while also claiming that he never received money for work he didn’t perform. Seventeen months later, [more]

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