NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/23/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League
Week 8 in the NFL is finally here, starting tonight with a solid-looking matchup between the Broncos and Chargers. While we’re waiting on that one, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making news out there this morning.
Though the Redskins’ Robert Griffin III was able to participate in team drills yesterday, he still has some ground to cover as far as getting cleared to play Monday night’s game against the Cowboys.
Griffin reportedly looked good during the team drills, and the medical staff will monitor his status today to see how he recovers from the workload. As of right now, it’s looking like Colt McCoy will be making the start for the Redskins, but if Griffin can get on the fast track to recovery he could slide in there in time.
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We could be seeing veteran QB Tom Brady utilizing his legs more in the very near future. He admitted yesterday that although he’s “never been great at,” he’s focusing on becoming a more mobile player in order to extend plays and give his receivers a chance to get open.
Whether or not the extra effort will pay off is another matter. Brady’s always been a pocket quarterback, and it’s hard to see him changing things up at this stage of his career. Still, the Pats are looking all kinds of vulnerable lately and there’s probably nothing they won’t try.
It’s looking like backup QB Mike Glennon will get the call on Sunday against Minnesota. He’s started three straight games in relief of the injured Josh McCown, who is still healing up from his thumb injury.
The Falcons’ Julio Jones got in a limited practice yesterday. He’s dealing with an ankle injury. As of yet there’s no reason to suspect he’ll miss any time against the Lions in London on Sunday.
Speaking of the Lions, good news for them. Mega-star WR Calvin Johnson was able to return to practice in a limited capacity yesterday, which marked his first practice session in the last three weeks.
Johnson has been hobbled by a high-ankle sprain over the last two games, and some are speculating he’ll miss this one as well. With the Lions on a bye in Week 9, it would give him an extra period to rest up and get healthy.
Week 8 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 8 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: Giants, 49ers
Thursday, October 23, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos (CBS)
Sunday, October 26, 2014:
9:30 AM ET:
Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons (FOX) *From Wembley Stadium
1:00 PM ET
Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (CBS)
Chicago Bears at New England Patriots (FOX)
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers (CBS)
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans (FOX)
St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs (FOX)
4:05 PM ET
Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
4:25 PM ET
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
8:30 PM ET
Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints (NBC)
Monday, October 27, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (ESPN)
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