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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/1/14

NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More

October 1, 2014

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We’ve got just one more day to wait before Week 5 officially begins in the NFL. In the meantime, we’ve got plenty of headlines and speculation to go over in our daily wrap-up, so with that in mind let’s check in on some of the players and situations that everyone’s talking about.

Packers WR Jarrett Boykin appears to be in line to miss his second straight game due to knee and groin injuries. He didn’t practice yesterday, and with the team on short rest (they play tomorrow), he’ll need a miraculous turnaround in order to be able to take the field.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/1/14

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It looks like Joe Hawley is all but finished for the rest of the season. The Falcons’ starting center sustained a knee injury in Week 4 against Minnesota, leaving Atlanta severely crippled on the offensive line.

We’ll have to keep an eye on Jamaal Charles’ ankle this week in practice, but for now it seems everyone is cautiously optimistic.
His ankle was admittedly sore after Monday’s drubbing of the Patriots, during which Charles accounted for three touchdowns. He missed out on Week 3 with the same injury.
As of now, it seems Charles will be good to go for Week 5 in San Francisco.

Let’s stick with the Chiefs for a moment and check out Donnie Avery, who left the New England blowout with an injury.
He’s dealing with an abductor strain, and we’ll be getting a clearer update as far as his status a little later in the week. Stay tuned.

According to the man himself, Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has a 50-50 shot at playing on Monday night against Seattle at home. Reed has been fighting off a hamstring injury this season.

The Eagles’ Jeremy Maclin sat out of practice yesterday, but no reason was given for his absence. This is something Eagles fans (and fantasy football owners) will want to keep an eye on over the next few days.
The Eagles will host St. Louis this weekend.

Week 5 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 5 in the NFL. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Bye Week: Dolphins, Raiders

Thursday, October 2, 2014:

8:25 PM ET:
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (CBS)

Sunday, October 5, 2014:

1:00 PM ET
Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants (FOX)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys (CBS)
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions (FOX)
Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)

4:05 PM ET
Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos

4:25 PM ET
Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers (CBS)
New York Jets at San Diego Chargers (CBS)

8:30 PM ET
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots (NBC)

Monday, October 6, 2014:

8:30 PM ET
Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins (ESPN)

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