NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/8/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
October 8, 2014
We’ve got just one more day to wait until Week 6 in the NFL officially gets going with “Thursday Night Football.” While we’re waiting, let’s take the opportunity to check around the league and examine a few of the notable storylines out there right now. Here’s the latest.
It’s pretty clear that the Bears need to get No. 1 WR Brandon Marshall more involved in their games. Over the past three weeks, he’s posted only a half-dozen catches, one touchdown and 69 yards. To be fair, he’s also been fighting off injury.
Chicago coach Mark Trestman told the media this week that the team was going to work on getting Marshall some more touches, so maybe we’ll see that in Week 6. Needless to say, the Bears need to do something to halt their losing slide.
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Let’s take our talents to South Beach and check out the Dolphins. Their talented O-line will get another boost this week with the return of center Mike Pouncey, who will be making his season debut against the Packers.
Pouncey is coming off hip surgery in June, and in an interesting twist he may be returning to the lineup as a guard rather than center.
Samson Satele currently occupies the center position, and the team may slide Pouncey in at a different position in an effort to keep the chemistry going strong. He’s got some experience at guard (college), however, so this won’t be a shocking transition.
The Lions officially made a move at kicker yesterday, inking veteran Matt Prater to a one-year contract. The team was looking at both Prater and Jay Feely to potentially fill the void left by the ineffective Alex Henery.
Prater has an 81.6 field goal percentage in his career.
In other signings news, the Chargers inked running back Ronnie Brown yesterday. He played for the team in 2012 and 2013 and spent some time in Houston this year. San Diego’s RB corps has been decimated by injury thus far and is in dire need of depth.
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has a court hearing today in Texas. He’ll reportedly be asking for a trial date of December 1 in the hopes of returning to the football field quickly. Whether or not that will happen--even if he’s acquitted--remains to be seen.
Week 6 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 6 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: Chiefs, Saints
Thursday, October 9, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans (CBS)
Sunday, October 12, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (FOX)
Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins (FOX)
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
Denver Broncos at New York Jets (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)
4:05 PM ET
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
4:25 PM ET
Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
8:30 PM ET
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)
Monday, October 13, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams (ESPN)
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