NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/29/15

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NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 8 Schedule and More

October 29, 2015

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Week 8 is officially here in the NFL, and things will get going tonight when the Dolphins take on the Patriots. There’s plenty to talk about in the meantime, so let’s check in with some of the headlines and notable names out there right now.

The Titans’ Marcus Mariota was able to take part in all of his individual drills yesterday at practice.
Mariota is still wearing a knee brace and says he’s not sure if he’s going to play Sunday. If we had to guess, we’d say he’ll sit against the Texans unless he shows some major improvement today and tomorrow.

Antonio Gates missed out on the Chargers’ practice yesterday, which is definitely a bad sign for his availability in Week 8.
Gates is fighting a knee injury which is believed to be an MCL sprain. We doubt he’ll be able to play Sunday.

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Now let’s move on to yet another knee injury and see how the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger is doing. Big Ben was able to practice in full yesterday and was without restrictions.
It looks like Roethlisberger will be able to play this Sunday, and the Pittsburgh offense desperately needs his presence out there on the field.

Austin Sefarian-Jenkins was able to return to practice yesterday, which is the first session he’s taken part in since hurting his shoulder all the way back in Week 2.
The Bucs are in dire need of receiving help now that Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy are banged up. Sefarian-Jenkins will see a lot of work if he’s able to play.

The Jets were missing No. 1 RB Chris Ivory in practice yesterday; he’s been troubled by a quad injury.
Ivory was getting help from the trainers on the sideline very early on in the Week 7 loss to the Patriots, so this issue is still lingering. Jets fans will want to watch him in practice this week; if he can’t go on Sunday against the Raiders, it’ll be the trio of Bilal Powell, Zac Stacy and Stevan Ridley in the backfield.

NFL Week 8 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: Bills, Jaguars, Eagles, Redskins

Thursday, October 29, 2015:

8:25 PM ET:
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots (CBS, NFL Network)

Sunday, November 1, 2015:

9:30 AM ET:
Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs (London Game; FOX)

1:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns (FOX)
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams (FOX)
New York Giants at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears (FOX)
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans (CBS)

4:05 PM ET:
New York Jets at Oakland Raiders (CBS)

4:25 PM ET:
Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)

8:30 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos (NBC)

Monday, November 2, 2015:

8:30 PM ET:
Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers (ESPN)

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