NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/5/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
October 5, 2014
Today’s the day. The NFL will get going on Week 5 in the coming hours, and we’ll soon have plenty of action to keep us occupied. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making news out there.
The Patriots’ Brandon Browner is eligible to return today, but don’t worry about looking for him out on the field. He’s not expected to come back in Week 5--the first game he’s allowed to play since his suspension--since he wasn’t able to practice with the team at all.
Look for Browner to come back next week against Buffalo.
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Let’s take a moment to check on the Redskins’ injury report for tomorrow night. Highlighting the questionable designations is TE Jordan Reed, who has been fighting a hamstring injury. He sat out yesterday’s practice, and the team will be monitoring his status today. Regardless, it’s looking like he’ll be a game-time decision.
Also questionable for tomorrow are Trent Williams, Trenton Robinson and Kedric Golston. Tracy Porter has been labeled out.
Also of note in Redskins-land is the fact that injured QB Robert Griffin III was able to practice yesterday--but only joined the team for warm-up work before leaving again. He’s still several weeks out from a potential return to the field.
The Vikings’ Harrison Smith was spotted in a walking boot late last week after injuring his ankle in the team’s Thursday blowout loss to division rival Green Bay.
The good news is that an MRI on the ankle didn’t show any significant damage, and Smith isn’t expected to miss much time, if any. We’ll find out some more info on his status in the coming days.
The expectation in Detroit is that Lions WR Calvin Johnson will be able to take the field today against the Bills. He’s been fighting off an ankle injury that’s kept his status cloudy all week. If he does indeed take the field, don’t expect any lengthy routes.
Johnson’s absence--along with Joique Bell and Theo Riddick’s--should lead to plenty of touches for RB Reggie Bush. He’ll be a big factor in the Lions’ gameplan today.
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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