NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/29/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 9 Schedule and More
October 29, 2014
We’ve got just one more day to wait for the beginning of Week 9 in the NFL, but the residual effects of Week 8 are still being felt. Let’s dive into our daily NFL wrap-up and check out some of the latest headlines involving the key players from across the league. Here’s the latest.
It’s looking like Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams has a good shot at playing in tomorrow night’s game against the Saints. He was able to put in a practice yesterday.
Williams has missed out on the team’s last four matchups due to his ankle injury, but if he is able to take the field Thursday, he’ll likely split work with Jonathan Stewart.
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Similarly, the Eagles’ Darren Sproles was able to return to practice yesterday as well. He’s coming off a knee injury that kept him out of action in Week 8. We’ll have to keep an eye on him this week to see if he looks good to go for the Texans this weekend.
The Browns’ Jordan Cameron will likely be out for a while. Sources close to the team are reporting that there’s real concern in Cleveland that he’ll be sidelined for the next two games due to a concussion--his third in a two-year period.
The team will take things slowly and deliberately with Cameron--as well they should--so don’t count on seeing him for at least the next couple of Sundays.
The 49ers will have to decide what to do with LB NaVorro Bowman within the next two weeks or so. He’s making his way back from a torn ACL, and is eligible to return to the practice field at any point before November 14. After that, the Niners can evaluate him for a period of up to three weeks before deciding whether or not to make him active.
Bowman has been doing some running lately and just added lateral cutting to his workouts. As of right now, there’s no real target date for a return to the practice field.
As of right now, it’s looking like Aaron Rodgers’ injury is no big deal. He had some difficulties with his hamstring during the loss to the Saints this past weekend, which caused the team to call mostly shotgun play formations.
That said, the team’s doctors have checked him out and deemed him healthy for now as the Packers head into their bye week.
This is a good time for Rodgers to get some rest and try to get back to 100 percent, so the bye couldn’t have come at a better time. As of now, no one is anticipating Rodgers missing any time.
Week 9 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 9 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: Falcons, Bills, Bears, Lions, Packers, Titans
Thursday, October 30, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers (CBS)
Sunday, November 2, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns (FOX)
Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans (FOX)
New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
4:05 PM ET
St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks (CBS)
8:30 PM ET
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (NBC)
Monday, November 3, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants (ESPN)
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