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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/12/13

NFL Updates: Winslow Suspension, 49ers Health and More

October 12, 2013

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The bulk of the NFL’s Week 6 action is just around the corner (tomorrow, actually) and the anticipation is high. There have been all sorts of interesting storylines out there over the past several days that are adding some extra intrigue to the games out there. Let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy names and news items to see what the hot topics of conversation are around the league. Here’s the latest.

Kellen Winslow, TE, New York Jets: One of the bigger news items out of the AFC East yesterday was the sudden (and somewhat unexpected) announcement that veteran Jets TE Kellen Winslow had received a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancing drugs policy. He was reported as saying that he didn’t know what had caused the positive test, but that he’d respect the ruling and serve the suspension.
Winslow had been listed as doubtful for tomorrow’s game against the Steelers, and his role in the Jets offense had been dwindling in recent weeks. Still, he did come up with a big TD catch in New York’s big win against the Falcons on Monday night.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/12/13

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49ers Health: A handful of noteworthy 49ers landed on the injury report yesterday, and with their big divisional matchup against the Cardinals on tap for tomorrow, some of that could have a noticeable impact. On offense, Quinton Patton will be out, but fellow WRs Kyle Williams and Marlon Moore will likely be in there. Frank Gore, Vernon Davis and Colin Kaepernick should be fine, but there are no less than four offensive linemen who could end up sitting out.
Defensively, there are a handful of potential missing players as well: Nnamdi Asomugha, Carlos Rogers, Justin Smith, Ray McDonald and Patrick Willis are all in danger of missing action tomorrow.

Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots: New Patriots receiver Danny Amendola is expected to be making his home debut tomorrow against the Saints. He’s been able to come back strong after his groin injury, racking up nine targets in the Pats’ Week 5 loss against the Bengals. The New England offense failed to get into the end zone in that one, but we’re expecting a high-scoring affair here.
Amendola’s presence will be much-needed, as TE Rob Gronkowski now appears to be in danger of missing another game after a week of favorable reports. Regardless, after a six-point showing against Cincinnati, Tom Brady and company will come out firing in an attempt to try and find their groove again.

Week 6 NFL Schedule: We’ve only got one more day to wait. Week 6 in the NFL picks up again tomorrow, and there are plenty of matchups to look forward to. We’ve got some solid divisional battles on the slate, as well as a couple curiosities out there (Broncos-Jaguars, for example). Let’s take a look at the full schedule and the TV networks the games will be broadcast on.

Bye Week: Dolphins, Falcons

Tomorrow:

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:

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

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