NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/14/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League
Week 6 in the NFL has officially been completed, and Week 7 will be getting going in just a couple of days. In the meantime, we’ve got plenty of storylines and news to keep up with, so with that said let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there.
MNF Wrap-Up: The Rams started off their Week 6 “Monday Night Football” game against the 49ers with a bang, jumping out to a 14-point lead after one quarter. San Francisco’s big plays eventually buried St. Louis, however, and the Niners would come back to snag a 31-17 victory.
Colin Kaepernick was the big statistical winner, here, tossing for 343 yards and a trio of touchdowns, including an 80-yard bomb to Brandon Lloyd at the end of the first half.
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Jets offensive lineman Brian Winters has been placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury. To take his roster spot, the team scooped up OL Wesley Johnson off waivers from Pittsburgh.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said yesterday that QB Jake Locker has been working on his grip in recent days. The injured QB did some throwing over the weekend and rehab yesterday.
When exactly Locker returns to the field will depend on how quickly his grip returns. He’ll be the team’s starting quarterback once he’s healthy.
The Patriots have already ruled out a pair of players for this week’s Thursday matchup against the Jets.
LB Jerod Mayo and RB Stevan Ridley will both be out of commission for the near future. Mayo is dealing with a knee injury, and Ridley has an ACL issue. Both cases are expected to keep the players out for an extended period.
We’ve got an RG3 update for you this morning. Yesterday, we learned from Redskins coach Jay Gruden that Griffin would be participating in individual drills at Wednesday’s practice. That’s a big step in his recovery from an ankle injury; He’s been doing stretching and agility work as well.
It’s still a little early to tell exactly when Griffin will be back to playing shape, but we’ll keep an eye on him.
Week 7 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 7 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: Eagles, Buccaneers
Thursday, October 16, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
New York Jets at New England Patriots (CBS)
Sunday, October 19, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens (FOX)
Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins (CBS)
Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams (FOX)
Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills (FOX)
Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears (CBS)
New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions (FOX)
Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers (FOX)
4:05 PM ET
Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
4:25 PM ET
Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders (FOX)
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)
8:30 PM ET
San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos (NBC)
Monday, October 20, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers (ESPN)
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