NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/31/15

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

October 31, 2015

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We’ve got just one more day to wait until Week 8 gets going again in the NFL, but there’s plenty to talk about in the meantime. Let’s look at a few of the injury situations and headlines from around the league.

Let’s start things out today by taking a look at a few Packers players. First there’s Ty Montgomery, who gets a questionable tag for tomorrow’s huge game against the undefeated Broncos. After not practicing at all this week, no one is really expecting him to play.
Davante Adams should be able to play. He’s down as probable with his ankle issue and will be the team’s No. 3 receiver tomorrow.
As for James Starks, he’s questionable with his hip injury. We probably won’t know whether or not he’ll be able to go until near game time.

The Jets also have a few injury concerns heading into tomorrow’s game in Oakland. Most notably, No. 2 WR Eric Decker is listed as questionable with a knee issue.
That said, sources close to the team expect that Decker will be able to take the field. He was limited in practice Thursday and yesterday.

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Will we finally be able to see Dez Bryant again tomorrow against the Seahawks? That seems to be the assumption around the league, even though he’s listed as questionable with his foot injury.
Bryant didn’t pick a very good week to come back, if indeed he does. He’ll get a tough matchup against Seattle here.

You can pretty much bet that the Bucs’ Vincent Jackson won’t be playing tomorrow. He’s listed as doubtful for the Week 8 matchup against Atlanta.
Jackson will probably be able to come back within the next few weeks, so we’ll see how he heals up.

The odds aren’t in favor of Chargers TE Antonio Gates playing against the Ravens this week. He’s listed as questionable with his sprained MCL.
Gates didn’t practice all week--not that he needs to--so that’s not encouraging. You can expect to see Ladarius Green in the starting TE role once again.

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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