NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/11/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League
We’ve got just one more day to wait for Week 6 in the NFL, and there are some great games to look forward to on the schedule. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.
What’s up with the Dolphins’ Charles Clay? He’s been something of a statistical disappointment this season, logging only 14 catches for 111 yards and no touchdowns. That stands in stark contrast to his perceived breakout before the season began, when many pundits were calling for him to be a key cog in the Phins’ offense.
Clay has been fighting off a knee injury in the early-going this season, so that’s probably partly to blame. He’s also getting more attention from defenses as he did in 2013, when he managed 60 grabs for 759 yards and six touchdowns.
Coming out of the bye, it’ll be important for Clay to get going tomorrow. We’ll see if he can come up with some notable contributions this week.
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It’s looking like Derek Carr is getting ready to return to his starting gig with the Raiders. He suffered a high-ankle sprain and MCL sprain in Week 4, but should be able to take the field tomorrow against the Chargers.
Carr has some big expectations on his shoulders as he returns to the field. He’s got to do better than the 734 passing yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions he’s amassed through four games so far.
The young Branden Oliver will get ample chance to show what he’s made of tomorrow against Oakland. With both Donald Brown (concussion) and Ryan Mathews (knee) out of action this week, Oliver will be handling the starting duties and the workload throughout the game.
If he can remain as elusive as he was against the Jets (114 yards on 19 carries; four catches for 33 yards), he’ll do very well.
The Steelers will be without linebacker Ryan Shazier for their Week 6 battle against Cleveland, thanks to his knee injury. He was able to get in a limited practice yesterday, but isn’t able to go for the game.
The good news is that Shazier will now have a little extra time to heal and get ready for next Monday’s Week 7 game against Houston.
Week 6 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 6 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: Chiefs, Saints
Thursday, October 9, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans (CBS)
Sunday, October 12, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (FOX)
Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins (FOX)
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
Denver Broncos at New York Jets (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)
4:05 PM ET
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
4:25 PM ET
Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
8:30 PM ET
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)
Monday, October 13, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams (ESPN)
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