NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/28/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 9 Schedule and More
October 28, 2014
Week 8 in the NFL is all finished up, and now it’s time to start looking forward to the next set of games--which begin in just a couple of days. In the meantime, let’s take a few moments to visit with the morning headlines and see which players are making news in the wake of Week 8.
MNF Wrap-Up: We imagine a lot of people in Texas lost money on this one. The Redskins stunned the Cowboys in Dallas last night, posting a 20-17 overtime victory. That win brought the Cowboys’ victory streak to a halt at seven, and gave the Redskins two wins in a row.
Washington QB Colt McCoy went 25-of-30 for 299 yards and a pick, helping his team steal a victory in the Jerry Dome.
Meanwhile, DeMarco Murray was stellar yet again, posting 141 yards on 19 rushes and another 80 yards on four grabs.
The big story, however, was Tony Romo, who was injured on a brutal sack in the third quarter. He was able to come back to the game in the fourth but didn’t look like himself. We’d imagine he really hurt his ailing back and would consider him questionable for Week 9 at this point.
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We’ve got a few updates on some Colts players, so let’s see what’s happening in Indianapolis right now.
First off, coach Pagano and the rest of the staff expect RB Trent Richardson to be back in action in Week 9 against the Giants. Although Richardson was active during Week 8, he was viewed as an emergency option due to injury.
The team is hoping veteran WR Reggie Wayne can make it back to the practice field this week--he’s been out with an elbow injury. We’ll have to keep an eye on him as the game gets closer to gauge his chances of hitting the field.
Also, CB Vontae Davis is day-to-day after suffering a knee injury in Pittsburgh. The good news is that an MRI came back clean.
It’s looking like the ailing Buccaneers are going to be sticking with QB Mike Glennon for the time being. Coach Lovie Smith told reporters yesterday that the team isn’t planning on making any switches, which means that Josh McCown would once again be relegated to backup duty. McCown returned from a thumb injury in Week 8 but hasn’t reclaimed his starting job.
Arizona coach Bruce Arians told the media yesterday that RB Stepfan Taylor is expected to miss a significant stretch thanks to a calf injury. He was hurt in Week 8 against Philadelphia.
Also of note, both Patrick Peterson and Tony Jefferson have been placed in the league’s concussion protocol. They were hurt in Week 8 as well.
We’re interested to see what Saints TE Jimmy Graham does in the team’s Week 9 game on Thursday against the Panthers. He’s coming off a shoulder sprain, but was able to contribute 59 yards and a score in the Saints’ Week 8 win over the Packers.
Graham still isn’t back to his old self, and the short week of preparation isn’t too promising. Still, he’s capable of big things on the field and will be a part of the team’s game plan as long as he’s active.
Week 9 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 9 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: Falcons, Bills, Bears, Lions, Packers, Titans
Thursday, October 30, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers (CBS)
Sunday, November 2, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns (FOX)
Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans (FOX)
New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
4:05 PM ET
St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks (CBS)
8:30 PM ET
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (NBC)
Monday, November 3, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants (ESPN)
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