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NFL Updates: Jets-Falcons Injuries, Week 5 TV Schedule and More
October 6, 2013
Well, today’s the day for the majority of the Week 5 games in the NFL, so it will be a very busy afternoon of football-watching. Before we get settled in and check out all the great matchups set for today, let’s take a look across the league at some of the noteworthy storylines out there and see what everyone’s talking about this morning. Here’s the latest.
Freeman to Raiders?: We could be seeing a major roster move out of Oakland in the coming days--maybe even as early as this evening. According to reports that emerged yesterday, the Raiders have definite interest in signing the free-agent quarterback, but have been taking time to do their due diligence and ease the process along slowly.
In addition to Oakland, there are a handful of destinations Freeman could land. Names that have been thrown out there as potential suitors include the Packers, Bills, Bengals, Jaguars and others. It’s certainly a fluid situation, and you can expect Freeman to have a home within the next few days or so. We’ll keep you posted.
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Trent Richardson, RB, Indianapolis Colts: The Colts’ backfield situation has certainly improved since the arrival of Richardson--on paper, that is. The team has yet to reap the full benefits of the talented second-year RB, as he’s got just 95 yards on 33 carries (but does have a pair of touchdowns) in two games since his arrival.
Richardson will face a difficult test against Seattle today, but will likely receive a ton of work with fellow RB Ahmad Bradshaw ailing due to a neck injury. He’s been ruled out for the game and may undergo season-ending surgery if he and the doctors decide to pursue that route of recovery.
Jets Injury Report: Heading into tomorrow’s Week 5 edition of “Monday Night Football,” the Jets have several key injury issues we’ll have to keep an eye on. Regardless of who’s able to actually play, the team will be dealing with a myriad of ailments all across their roster that will definitely affect their play on the field.
Most notably, Santonio Holmes has been ruled out. Those listed as questionable and in danger of being kept off the field are Stephen Hill, Chris Ivory, Mike Goodson, Dee Milliner and Kellen Winslow.
Probable listings for the Jets include Quinton Coples, Antonio Cromartie, Kendrick Ellis, Sheldon Richardson and Geno Smith.
Falcons Injury Report: The Falcons are feeling the pinch of the injury bug as well, and they’ll be dealing with some major ailments before tomorrow’s game. Although they’re not as bad off as the Jets quantity-wise, there are still some notable names on the list.
Steven Jackson has been ruled out with his nagging hamstring. Notable questionable designations include Julio Jones, Roddy White and Asante Samuel. Jonathan Babineaux and Drew Davis are both listed as probable.
Week 5 NFL Schedule: Before all the football action begins, let’s take a look at the impending schedule for Week 5. Here’s a listing of each matchup, plus the TV networks broadcasting the games.
Bye Week: Steelers, Vikings, Redskins, Buccaneers
1:00 ET Games:
Patriots at Bengals (CBS)
Lions at Packers (FOX)
Seahawks at Colts (FOX)
Ravens at Dolphins (CBS)
Saints at Bears (FOX)
Eagles at Giants (FOX)
Chiefs at Titans (CBS)
Jaguars at Rams (CBS)
Panthers at Cardinals, 4:05 PM ET (FOX)
4:25 PM ET Games:
Broncos at Cowboys (CBS)
Chargers at Raiders (CBS)
Texans at 49ers, 8:30 PM ET (NBC)
Jets at Falcons, 8:40 PM ET (ESPN)
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