NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/4/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 9 Schedule and More
November 4, 2015
We’ve got just one more day to wait before the Browns and Bengals kick off the NFL’s Week 9 games on “Thursday Night Football.” In the meantime, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who’s making news out there.
It looks like we might very well be seeing Johnny Manziel under center for the Browns tomorrow against the Bengals.
The team is expected to be without starter Josh McCown, who is hurting with a rib injury. It’ll be a tough matchup for Manziel, going on the road against the undefeated Bengals.
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The Chargers’ Keenan Allen was placed on season-ending injured reserve yesterday, thanks to a lacerated kidney.
Allen was on pace for a breakout season amid the Chargers’ passing attack, however the team does have a handful of other weapons.
The Cowboys waived troubled RB Joseph Randle yesterday, which is just the latest disappointment in a season filled with them thus far.
Randle averaged just 53 yards in his six starts of the season and has been mired in off-the-field problems this season as well. In the meantime, Darren McFadden is locked in as the Cowboys’ No. 1 back.
Le’Veon Bell got some good news yesterday, when it was confirmed that he hadn’t suffered any damage to his ACL.
Bell’s MCL is torn, but with that being the most of his problems he should be just fine for the start of 2016. DeAngelo Williams will step in as his replacement once again. He played in replacement of Bell (suspension) over the first couple of games and performed well as the feature back. He doesn't quite have the dynamic abilities of Bell, but Williams is a capable veteran who should be able to carry the rushing attack pretty easily.
The Browns and Broncos were reportedly inches away from a deal for LT Joe Thomas, but ultimately couldn’t come to terms on compensation and the deadline passed.
Thomas is signed through 2018 in Cleveland and has been one of the most durable tackles in the league. It’s a near-miss for the Broncos, who definitely could have used him.
NFL Week 9 Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL schedule, along with the times and TV networks you can catch them on.
Bye Week: Cardinals, Ravens, Lions, Texans, Chiefs, Seahawks
Thursday, November 5, 2015:
8:25 PM ET:
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (NFL Network)
Sunday, November 8, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
Washington Redskins at New England Patriots (FOX)
Tennessee Titans at New Orleans Saints (CBS)
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
4:05 PM ET:
New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET:
Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
8:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (CBS)
Monday, November 9, 2015:
8:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bears at San Diego Chargers (ESPN)
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