NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/4/13
NFL Updates: Rodgers, Sanders, Week 14 Schedule and More
December 4, 2013
We’re flying toward the postseason in the NFL, with Week 14 beginning tomorrow evening. That means we’ve got a short window of opportunity to go over some of the notable players and situations around the league. With that in mind, here’s a look at a few noteworthy names out there who are making headlines.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers: Though yesterday was something of a disappointment, Rodgers and the Packers remain optimistic headed into the latter part of this week. The star QB had an examination yesterday on his broken collarbone and had hoped to receive medical clearance to play in this weekend’s game against Atlanta. That clearance didn’t come, so he and the team are still in a holding pattern over his status.
Word is that Rodgers will practice--albeit on a limited basis--today, but won’t get a starter-type load of reps. It’s been a little over four weeks since his injury, and the original recovery timetable was 3-6 weeks.
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Percy Harvin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: After making his debut on November 17 against the Vikings, Harvin was shut down again last week against New Orleans. Initially, there was speculation that he’d suffered a setback with his surgically-repaired hip, but the team hasn’t given any certain indication of that. Yesterday, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Harvin had a “procedure”--which could mean a cortisone shot--and that he would recover “real quick.”
Harvin’s status for this weekend against the 49ers is still unclear, and the team will continue to monitor him as the days go by. It’s still possible that he could get shut down for the rest of the regular season if his hip doesn’t respond as hoped.
Ace Sanders, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: We’ve been watching Sanders closely over the past few weeks--and not just because he has a really cool name. He’s been a big part of the suddenly competitive Jaguars’ passing game, and should remain that way tomorrow at home against the Texans.
Over the past three weeks, Sanders has 20 catches for 189 yards. He hasn’t found the end zone just yet, but with the impact he’s had on Jacksonville’s offense, that should be only a matter of time. If he keeps it up, the rookie Sanders will have a bright future down there in Florida.
NFL Week 14 Schedule: Now that Week 13 is over, it’s time to start focusing on Week 14, so hopefully your team is still in the running. Here’s a look at the complete Week 14 schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Week 14 Byes: None
Thursday, December 5, 2013:
8:25 PM ET:
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL Network)
Sunday, December 8, 2013:
1:00 PM ET:
Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at New York Jets (CBS)
Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Redskins (CBS)
Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens (FOX)
Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers (FOX)
Buffalo Bills at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)
Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
4:05 PM ET:
Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos (CBS)
4:25 PM ET:
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
New York Giants at San Diego Chargers (FOX)
8:30 PM ET:
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints (NBC)
Monday, December 9, 2013:
8:40 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears (ESPN)
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