Archive for October, 2009

Week 8 injuries: Stafford, Johnson practice for Lions

Teams have released their Week 8 injury reports through Thursday. Here’s a look at some of the notable names.

Fantasy Focus chat, Friday, 11 a.m. ET

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Time is now to deal Eagles RB McCoy

The time to deal is now if you have Eagles RB LeSean McCoy.

Uncertainty surrounds Packers O-line for Sunday

The Packers already vulnerable offensive line has more questions as it faces the Vikings.

Should you start Lions WR Johnson if he returns?

Lions WR Calvin Johnson should be in your starting lineup this week if he returns against St. Louis.

Ailing WR Johnson returns to practice with Lions

The Lions could get WR Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford back this week.

Glazer: Report of Bucs being for sale is false

Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer issued a statement Thursday denying a Tampa radio report that the team will be put up for sale.

Mariucci interviews Favre for NFL GameDay Morning

Analyst Steve Mariucci visits with Brett Favre in Minneapolis on Thursday for a sit-down interview that will air Sunday on NFL GameDay Morning, the NFL Network’s four-hour pregame show starting at 9 a.m. ET.

Roundup: The two faces of Reggie Bush?

The numbers prove that RB Reggie Bush has been slowly phased out of the vaunted New Orelans Saints’ offensive onslaught. So how does the former Heisman Trophy winner out of USC feel about his reduced role?

Owners need to monitor injured wide receivers

Be sure to keep tabs on the status of Texans WR Andre Johnson, Lions WR Calvin Johnson and Colts WR Reggie Wayne this week.

Eagles’ Westbrook still recovering from concussion

Brian Westbrook didn’t practice Wednesday, two days after suffering a concussion, and Eagles coach Andy Reid isn’t sure if his two-time Pro Bowl running back will play in Sunday’s game against the Giants.

Packers, Vikes downplaying Favre’s return to Lambeau

The effort to minimize the hype around Brett Favre’s return to Green Bay is in full effect. The Packers are acknowledging that it is going to be a different atmosphere but they, like the Vikings, are trying to play up the significance of the actual game between the NFC North rivals. Good luck. It might be mellow right now — not too much chatter about things about town (more on that in a pending blog) — but the momentum is going to build as the week moves on.

Favre ready for trip back to Lambeau

Brett Favre spoke Wednesday about making his first trip back to Lambeau Field as a member of the enemy. And, as expected, he tried to downplay the hoopla that surrounds Sunday’s Vikings-Packers game.

Fandemonium goes global

As a native of Hawaii,’s Director of Fandemonium Onyx Herrera had to fly across two ponds for the NFL’s game in Wembley Stadium. As he reports, the trip was well worth it.

Playbook picks: A rude homecoming for Favre

Brett Favre returns to Lambeau Field this week for the first time since the 2007 NFC Championship Game, where his final pass as a Packer landed in the hands of cornerback Corey Webster, giving the Giants an improbable victory. Maybe it’s that memory that has all three of our Playbook prognosticators picking the Packers to beat the Vikings on Sunday.

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