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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/16/13

NFL Updates: Bush, Jets, Week 11 Schedule and More

November 16, 2013

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The wait is nearly over. We’ve got just one more day before the Week 11 games kick off around the NFL, so the anticipation is running high. Each week, the games will mean more and more when it comes to playoff seeding, so it’s bound to be a high-energy Sunday when the afternoon rolls around. Let’s take a closer look at a few players and storylines that will be affecting the outcomes.

Packers Injuries: We saw a few updates (or lack thereof) with some notable Packers players yesterday, so let’s take a look at what’s happening on the injury front in Green Bay.
First off, there’s TE Jermichael Finley. After a frightening neck injury, he’s had surgery and has been given a 3-4 month timeframe for a recovery. He’s walking and if all goes well he’ll begin doing light workouts within a few weeks. No word yet on whether or not he’ll be able to play again.
Yesterday, QB Aaron Rodgers was officially ruled out for the team’s game against the Giants. He began throwing again this week, and there’s talk that he may be targeting either Week 12 or the Thanksgiving game for a return. No official word from the team just yet, though.
In more positive news, LB Clay Matthews was listed as probable on the injury report. He should have more of an impact in his second game back from that thumb injury, as he’s fresh off an incident-free practice week.

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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/16/13

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Jets Look Healthy: Tomorrow’s AFC East matchup between the Jets and Bills will be pretty significant in determining what sort of late-season charge the Jets are going to be able to make. As of right now, they’re in the AFC’s final wild-card spot, and another divisional win would get things started on the right foot.
The good news for New York is that they’re coming into this one relatively healthy. Their injury report is long, but dominated by probables. The only players scheduled to be missing the game are WR Jeremy Kerley and LB Garrett McIntyre. The big addition this week will be No. 1 WR Santonio Holmes, who is scheduled to make his return after a five-game absence due to a hamstring injury.

Reggie Bush, RB, Detroit Lions: Lions fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Bush is listed as probable for his team’s game tomorrow against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. He wasn’t able to practice all week due to a knee issue, but that apparently won’t affect his availability for the game.
Bush will be a major figure for Detroit if they want to get a big road win here. The Steelers have struggled against the run, averaging 107.56 yards per game allowed to RBs. In Week 10, Bush posted 105 rush yards on 14 carries against the Bears.

NFL Week 11 Schedule: We’ll be seeing all sorts of great matchups tomorrow, so you’d better reserve your spot on the couch as soon as possible. Here’s a closer look at the full slate of matchups, along with the start times and TV networks you can find the games on.

Week 11 Byes: Cowboys, Rams


1:00 PM ET Games:
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers (FOX)
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars (FOX)
Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Chicago Bears (CBS)
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

4:05 PM ET:
San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins (CBS)

4:25 PM ET Games:
Green Bay Packers at New York Giants (FOX)
Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints (FOX)

8:30 PM ET:
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (NBC)

Monday, November 18:

8:40 PM ET:
New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers (ESPN)

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