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Report: Cam Newton expected to practice after bye week

The Panthers soon will have a decision to make. It shouldn’t be a hard one if Cam Newton is healthy. The team’s starting quarterback has not played or practiced since Week Two, resting his Lisfranc injury that Newton has called mild. But Newton is expected to return to practice next week following the Panthers’ bye, [more]

Quandre Diggs inactive, but T.J. Hockenson will play

The Lions will get tight end T.J. Hockenson back in their lineup tonight. He was questionable after being diagnosed with a concussion in a game against the Chiefs on Sept. 29. The first-round draft choice has 11 catches for 168 yards and two touchdowns in four games. The Lions will not have defensive back Quandre [more]

Jason Garrett just “focused on doing my job as well as I can do it”

Jason Garrett doesn’t use words like “concern” or “worry.” The Cowboys coach sees them as negative and a waste of energy. Needless to say, he’s not concerned or worried about his future despite the Cowboys’ three-game losing streak and 3-3 record. “I’m focused on doing my job as well as I can do it,” Garrett [more]

Eagles cut Zach Brown

Kirk Cousins gets the last laugh. Eagles linebacker Zach Brown, who badmouthed Cousins before facing the Vikings last week, is being released, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Brown and the rest of the Eagles’ defense did not play well on Sunday, with Cousins completing 22 of 29 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns [more]

Doug Pederson says he never used word “guarantee” but has confidence in team

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said on the radio Monday morning that the Eagles are “going down to Dallas, and our guys are gonna be ready to play, and we’re gonna win that football game, and when we do, we’re in first place in the NFC East.” Apparently, Pederson sees it as something other than a [more]

Rams will put Aqib Talib on IR

Cornerback Aqib Talib wasn’t in the lineup for the Rams in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers due to a rib injury and he won’t be in the lineup to help them try to snap their three-game losing streak in Atlanta either. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Rams are placing Talib on injured reserve. [more]

Report: Amari Cooper’s quad no worse, but his availability is in question

Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper played only three snaps Sunday, leaving with the quadriceps injury that limited him in practice last week. The quad bruise is no worse Monday than it has been, according to Todd Archer of ESPN, but the Pro Bowl receiver’s availability for Sunday night is in “serious question.” The Cowboys play host [more]

Danielle Hunter sets NFL record for most sacks before 25th birthday

Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter quietly has become one of the best pass rushers in football. He also has quietly set an all-time record. With a sack of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on Sunday, Hunter has 46.0 for his career. That’s more than any player ever has generated before turning 25. “Somebody told me that [more]

Lamar Jackson, MVP candidate

In trying to figure out the current MVP candidates, the list begins with players like Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, and Christian McCaffrey. But it hardly ends there. If the Packers end up with the No. 1 seed in the NFC, Aaron Rodgers deserves some votes, given his role in the shifting of the [more]

Packers promote Evan Baylis, cut Tremon Smith

The Packers promoted tight end Evan Baylis from the practice squad in advance of tonight’s game against the Lions. They cut cornerback Tremon Smith in a corresponding move, the team announced. Baylis has spent time on the Packers’ practice squad and active roster since the final week of the 2018 season. He originally signed with [more]

Jason Pierre-Paul to work in pads at Bucs facility during bye week

The Buccaneers have a bye in Week Seven, but one member of the organization will be sticking around the facility to work out. As Jason Pierre-Paul hasn’t played in a game yet this year, he doesn’t have the same need for time off as his teammates. He does have a need to knock off the [more]

Mitchell Trubisky throws at Monday’s practice

The Bears had hoped their starting quarterback would return this week after their off week. Mitchell Trubisky returned to practice Monday. It remains to be seen whether he will return to game action Sunday against the Saints. “His situation again for us is just seeing exactly where he’s at with pain,” coach Matt Nagy said [more]

Lions add DT John Atkins to active roster

The Lions ruled out one defensive lineman for Monday night’s game against the Packers and they listed two others as questionable, so it’s not a great surprise that they moved to add a healthy player to the mix ahead of kickoff. The team announced that they have signed defensive tackle John Atkins to the active [more]

Stephen Jones feels “great” about Jason Garrett, coaching staff

Jason Garrett doesn’t have many folks in DFW on his side after three consecutive losses, but he has the right people in his corner. Stephen Jones, the Cowboys’ executive vice president, reiterated what owner Jerry Jones said a day earlier: Garrett’s job isn’t in danger. “Absolutely not. We’re ready to go,” Stephen Jones said on [more]

Bucs not considering a QB change

The No. 2 pick of the 2015 NFL Draft was benched on Sunday and no one would have been too surprised if the No. 1 pick of that draft had found himself in the same situation as Marcus Mariota. Jameis Winston threw five interceptions and lost a fumble in a 37-26 loss to the Panthers [more]

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