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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/9/13

NFL Updates: Roddy White Injury, Week 6 Schedule and More

October 9, 2013

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Even with the short turnaround between Weeks 5 and 6 in the NFL, there’s still plenty of news to keep up with. From injuries to performance concerns, there’s no shortage of noteworthy happenings around the league. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.

Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins: One matchup we’re eagerly looking forward to is Sunday’s primetime game between the Redskins and Cowboys. One of Washington’s key players is sure to be Morris, who will be coming back well-rested after the bye, and should be over his bruised ribs he sustained against the Raiders.
Morris, who is coming off a 16-rush, 71-yard performance cut short by his injury, has fared pretty well against the Cowboys during his short career. During two matchups last season, he managed 313 yards and four touchdowns. Dallas will want to try and avoid coming in on a down-note after an emotional loss against Denver. Either way, they’ll have a heavy dose of Morris to contend with.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/9/13

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Jeremy Kerley, WR, New York Jets: The talk of the league over the past day or so has been the Jets, who stunned the Falcons at home on “Monday Night Football” during a thrilling last-second victory. Kerley took the reins of a banged-up WR corps, leading the way with five grabs for 68 yards and a score.
One question plaguing the team going forward is the health of their No. 1 wide receiver Santonio Holmes. He’s sidelined with a hamstring injury, and if he remains out (which is the most likely scenario), Kerley will get another large chunk of receiving work against the Steelers this weekend. That said, expect the Jets to focus on the run once again this week, as it’s a strong point for them and a weaker point for Pittsburgh.

Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: There are some more WR woes out there for Atlanta this morning. In addition to Julio Jones’ health concerns (he’s apt to miss the rest of the season due to a broken screw in his surgically-repaired foot), they’ve also got to deal with White’s ailments.
He’s been bothered by a high-ankle sprain all year, which has kept his production way down and kept him from contributing much on offense. In addition to that, White is also battling a hamstring injury suffered against the Jets, and he reportedly has only a 50-50 shot at playing in Week 7. The Falcons are on a bye this week, and they’ll definitely need to extra time to try and get healthy, not to mention mull their replacement options if Jones and White are both out.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Let’s check in on Hilton, who will be featured in a pretty good looking matchup this week on “Monday Night Football.” The dynamic Colts WR is coming off a big 140-yard, two-TD performance against Seattle in Week 5, and he’ll be looking to do it again when the Colts head to San Diego.
It’s a good matchup for Hilton. The Chargers are giving up the third-most pass yards per attempt in the league (8.6) so expect Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck to take some big shots downfield in this one. Hilton already has four 60-plus-yard touchdowns in his young career, and he could add to that on Monday.

NFL Week 6 Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming slate of games for Week 6 in the NFL. The action gets started tomorrow with Giants-Bears and doesn’t let up until Monday evening. Here’s the full slate, along with the TV networks you can catch the games on.

Bye Week: Dolphins, Falcons

Tomorrow:

Giants at Bears, 8:25 PM ET (NFL Network)

Sunday, October 13:

1:00 PM ET Games:
Packers at Ravens (FOX)
Bengals at Bills (CBS)
Lions at Browns (FOX)
Rams at Texans (FOX)
Panthers at Vikings (FOX)
Raiders at Chiefs (CBS)
Steelers at Jets (CBS)
Eagles at Buccaneers (FOX)

4:05 PM ET Games:
Jaguars at Broncos (CBS)
Titans at Seahawks (CBS)

4:25 PM ET Games:
Saints at Patriots (FOX)
Cardinals at 49ers (FOX)

8:30 PM ET Game:
Redskins at Cowboys (NBC)

Monday, October 14:

Colts at Chargers, 8:40 PM ET (ESPN)

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