NFL News: Player News and Updates for 9/21/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
September 21, 2014
Today’s the day. In just a few short hours, the NFL will be getting its Sunday schedule for Week 3 kicked off. While we’re waiting on those games to start, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the headlines out there to see what’s happening on game day. Here’s the latest.
Will the Raiders be getting Marcel Reece some more touches this week? That seems to be the sentiment among sources close to the team.
Reece has just four touches throughout the Raiders’ first two games, which even among the most pessimistic outlooks is pretty conservative. OC Greg Olson referenced the need to get Reece more involved after the team’s Week 2 loss, so you can expect to see the Oakland fullback quite a bit more often today against the Patriots.
This move even makes sense for the Raiders financially: They’re paying Reece $11 million on his three-year extension, so they might as well utilize him.
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We’ve got a bit of an update on Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown’s thumb. He’s dealing with a “significant sprain” in his thumb and will go see a hand specialist tomorrow.
McCown hurt his thumb when he banged it against the helmet of a Falcons defender during Tampa’s Thursday night embarrassment that kicked off the Week 3 NFL action. Most sources think he’ll be out for Week 4 and quite some time beyond, which means No. 2 Mike Glennon will get the start. Depending on how that goes, we could see a quarterback controversy in Tampa Bay.
Let’s take a look at the Jets’ injury report for tomorrow night, as it’s been the source of much speculation.
CB Dee Milliner, who is nursing quad/ankle injuries, is doubtful on the report. That will definitely hurt the vulnerable New York secondary.
Eric Decker has a more promising outlook, but only slightly. He was able to get through a limited practice session yesterday, and is officially questionable with a hamstring issue heading into tomorrow night’s big matchup against the Bears.
The good news is that the rest of the guys on the Jets’ injury report look like they’ll be good to go. That said, without Milliner and potentially without Decker, there’s really very little chance the Jets can compete in the passing game on either side of the ball.
Week 3 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 3 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.
Thursday, September 18, 2014:
8:25 PM ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons (CBS)
Sunday, September 21, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
San Diego Chargers at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams (FOX)
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Houston Texans at New York Giants (CBS)
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (FOX)
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at New England Patriots (CBS)
4:05 PM ET
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
4:25 PM ET
Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks (CBS)
Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
8:30 PM ET
Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
Monday, September 22, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Chicago Bears at New York Jets (ESPN)
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