NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/2/15

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NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 4 Schedule and More

October 2, 2015

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Now that the Ravens and Steelers have finished up, Week 4 of the 2015 NFL season is officially underway. We’ve got plenty of headlines and stories to catch up on, so let’s see what everyone is talking about out there.

Ravens-Steelers Wrap-Up: Steelers fans are pretty depressed this morning, as their team went down in overtime last night on “Thursday Night Football” to the archrival Ravens 23-20.
Justin Forsett was the major offensive contributor here, with 150 rush yards in what was by far his best performance of the season. Kicker Justin Tucker was perfect on the night, ending the game on a 52-yarder for his team‘s first win of the year.
The Steelers offense sputtered without Ben Roethlisberger, going just 2-of-13 on third downs and 0-for-2 on fourth downs. They whiffed on a couple of the latter plays in the overtime period, which could have gotten them the win.

The Bears’ Alshon Jeffery simply can’t get healthy. The latest news on him is that he’s reportedly over his calf injury, but now is troubled by a hamstring issue.
Jeffery should be okay for the Raiders game on Sunday, but who knows what kind of numbers he’s going to be putting up.

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Let’s check out a couple of Falcons injury items while we’re at it. RB Devonta Freeman was limited yesterday in practice, as was WR Julio Jones.
Freeman is dealing with a toe injury, and Jones has issues with his toe and hamstring. Both players seem to be on track for Week 4, but we’ll keep an eye on them the rest of this week.

There’s still not much certainty out there regarding the status of Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch. He seems to be a 50-50 shot as to whether or not he’ll play Monday night.
Lynch has been dealing with a hamstring injury and probably won’t practice at all this week. We’d imagine he’ll be a game-time decision Monday.

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin sustained an injury to his knee during yesterday’s practice. The good news is that the team doesn’t seem to think it’s a huge deal, but fans will still want to keep an eye on the situation.

NFL Week 4 Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL schedule, along with the times and TV networks you can catch them on.

Bye Week: Patriots, Titans

Thursday, October 1, 2015:

8:25 PM ET:
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS, NFL Network)

Sunday, October 4, 2015:

9:30 AM ET:
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (CBS; London Game)

1:00 PM ET:
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
New York Giants at Buffalo Bills (FOX)
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins (FOX)
Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears (CBS)
Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons (CBS)
Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

4:05 PM ET:
Cleveland Browns at San Diego Chargers (CBS)

4:25 PM ET:
Green bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos (FOX)

8:30 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints (NBC)

Monday, October 5, 2015:

8:30 PM ET:
Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks (ESPN)

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