Archive for October, 2008

Jackson limited in practice for Rams

St. Louis RB Steven Jackson, who was deactivated by the Rams last week against the Patriots due to a strained right thigh, was limited in practice on Wednesday.

Will Chiefs’ Johnson play again this season?

When the Chiefs returned to work Wednesday, running back Larry Johnson practiced with Kansas City’s scout team. It was the latest signal that Kansas City has no plans of putting him back on the football field anytime soon.

Johnson gets starting nod for Cowboys vs. Giants

Questions have persisted about the Cowboys quarterback position since Tony Romo fractured his pinky during Dallas’ overtime loss to Arizona.

Detroit’s poor pass defense makes headlines

Some stats are so good they must be shared — like the one that ran in Wednesday’s New York Times, which pointed out that six of the seven quarterbacks to start against the 0-7 Lions have set career highs for passer rating.

Tight ends from ‘The U’ don’t make the grade

Any football fan knows how talented tight ends Kellen Winslow and Jeremy Shockey are.

Collinsworth curious about Denver’s defensive woes

One week from Thursday night, NFL Network broadcasts the first of eight games this season, Cleveland at Denver. So a reporter asked NFL Network analyst Cris Collinsworth what he’s anticipating with Denver cornerback Champ Bailey and Denver linebacker Boss Bailey being out of the lineup.

Falcons sign Gandy; Baker won’t travel with team

With starting LT Sam Baker already ruled out against the Raiders this week and veteran backup Todd Weiner battling knee problems, the Falcons brought back veteran free agent OT Wayne Gandy on Wednesday.

Houshmandzadeh guarantees at least two wins

Usually guarantees involve big games. Joe Namath and the Super Bowl. Mark Messier and Game 7. But now there is another guarantee unlike any other guarantee.

Osi: I Could’ve Returned

The Giants thought they suffered a big blow to their defense in the preseason when Osi Umenyiora went down with a season-ending injury. But so far their defense has been the best in the NFL.

But now Umenyiora is recovering quickly, and the injured defensive end told Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post that he could have returned at the end of this year.

Vermeil to be saluted

Dick Vermeil led the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl title. On Sunday the franchise will honor Vermeil by adding him to the Ring of Honor in the Edward Jones Dome at halftime of the Rams-Arizona game.

Dependable Collins has exceeded expectations

The unbeaten Titans are atop the AFC and looking stronger than ever after Monday night’s win over the Colts.

So when did they begin to look like Super Bowl Contenders? David Climer of The Tennessean says it happened in the middle of September.

Falcons sign familiar face to help protect Ryan

Seeking to protect their rookie franchise quarterback, the Falcons reached into their past and signed veteran offensive tackle Wayne Gandy.

Texans’ Johnson’s historic pace

No receiver is playing better than the Texans’ Andre Johnson, who is starting to get some well-deserved recognition around the country for his incredible performance in his sixth season, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Johnson has the chance to make NFL history on two fronts when the Texans visit Minnesota to take on the Vikings on Sunday.

Holmes returns to Steelers; Roethlisberger hurting

Good news and bad news coming from Pittsburgh. Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes will return and should be in your lineup this week as a No. 2 receiver. That’s the good. The bad is that Ben Roethlisberger is hurt again. But if you have Roethlisberger on your team, you are probably used to that by now.

Decisions loom for Johnson, Wilfork

After NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrapped up a busy day of meetings with Chiefs running back Larry Johnson and Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, an NFL official said there would be no disciplinary action announced tonight.

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