Archive for September, 2009
Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Albert Haynesworth, Cedric Benson, Clinton Portis, Darrelle Revis, Donte Whitner, Dwayne Bowe, Felix Jones, Joey Porter, Justin Tuck, Kerry Rhodes, Kevin Smith, LaDainian Tomlinson, Lance Briggs, Leodis McKelvin, Lito Sheppard, Marc Bulger, marion barber, Rey Maualuga, Shawne Merriman, Vince Wilfork, Week 4 injuries, willie parker
The first official injury reports have the week were released Wednesday. While the Chargers finally got RB LaDainian Tomlinson back, a number of other key players — Willie Parker, Marc Bulger, Vince Wilfork and Cedric Benson — were unable to practice.
Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 | Michael Fabiano Tags: Antonio Bryant, Cadillac Williams, Derrick Ward, Josh Johnson, Kellen Winslow, Michael Clayton, Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently have exactly two viable fantasy starters, and neither of them is very reliable.
Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 | Steve Wyche Tags: Brett Favre, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Jim Zorn, Mike Nolan, Mike Singletary, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
I’m in Cajun country today but I’m not asking “Who Dat?” I’m ready to talk about those Bengal Tigers from well north of Baton Rouge.
Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 | Steve Wyche Tags: Byron Leftwich, Josh Freeman, Josh Johnson, Mark Dominik, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Although the Buccaneers demoted QB Byron Leftwich in favor of second-year pro Josh Johnson, the team won’t release the veteran, general manager Mark Dominik said.
Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Jim Mora, Lofa Tatupu, Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle Seahawks, Walter Jones
While Seahawks coach Jim Mora says Matt Hasselbeck is making progress from a broken rib, the quarterback is still suffering effects from the Week 2 hit that forced him to miss last week’s game against Chicago.
Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: AFC Playbook, Brian Baldinger, Joe Theismann, NFC Playbook, Playbook picks, Sterling Sharpe
There are a number of high-profile games this week, with the New York Jets at New Orleans and Green Bay at Minnesota. See who the NFL Network’s Playbook analysts think will win.
Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Brady Quinn, Cleveland Browns, Dereke Anderson, Eric Mangini
Browns coach Eric Mangini has named Derek Anderson his starter for Sunday against Cincinnati.
Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Hollis Thomas, St. Louis Rams
The St. Louis Rams released 14-year veteran DT Hollis Thomas on Tuesday, a league source confirmed to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.
Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 | Steve Wyche Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Leonard Pope, Todd Haley
The Chiefs signed former Cardinals TE Leonard Pope to a one-year contract, a source with knowledge of the deal confirmed.
Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 | Solomon Wilcots Tags: Andy Reid, Dick LeBeau, Jim Johnson, Rex Ryan, Tony Dungy, Wildcat
The Wildcat has left more than just NFL defenders confused and frustrated. In fact, just about everyone I talk to seems to have their own concept about what the Wildcat offense actually is. But here’s a breakdown of the offense that has become an answer to the Zone Blitz.
Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 | Adam Rank Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Felix Jones, marion barber, Reggie Bush, Tashard Choice
Cowboys RB Felix Jones sprained a ligament in his left knee against the Panthers on Monday night, meaning that there could be a big hole in the Cowboys backfield. That also means that you need to add Tashard Choice to your fantasy back field right now.
Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: David Vobora, St. Louis Rams
Linebacker David Vobora of the St. Louis Rams has been suspended without pay for the team’s next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, the NFL announced Tuesday.
Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Jammal Brown, Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans Saints, Nick Leckey
The season of Saints LT Jammal Brown is officially over. The Saints announced Tuesday the team placed Brown on the reserve/injured list and re-signed offensive lineman Nick Leckey.
Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: CBA, George Atallah, Labor talks, Mark Murphy, Ozzie Newsome
Representatives from the NFLPA met with NFL management representatives on Tuesday in New York. League spokesperson Greg Aiello termed it “a positive meeting,” adding, “we look forward to more constructive discussions.”
Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Jeff Garcia, Jeremiah Trotter, Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles have confirmed that they have re-signed former middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter to a one-year deal and that they’ve cleared space for him on the active roster by cutting veteran quarterback Jeff Garcia.