Published: December 22nd, 2009 | Tags: Alex Smith, Clint Ingram, Dennis Norman, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacques Cesaire, Mike Singletary, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Nick Hardwick, Norv Turner, Quentin Jammer, Reggie Bush, Rex Ryan, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Scott Mruckzkowski, Sean Payton, Tank Daniels, Vernon Davis
After another busy Monday in the NFL, here’s some news you might have missed:
- Jets coach Rex Ryan dejectedly said after Sunday’s 10-7 loss to the Falcons that his team had been eliminated from playoff contention, but he acknowledged his mistake the next day, saying, “I was dead wrong, obviously, with the playoff scenarios.” The Jets are one of six 7-7 teams in the AFC and need a lot of help to make the playoffs. “Hey, we’re going for it,” Ryan said. “There’s no doubt. Did it hurt yesterday losing that game? Absolutely, but that thing’s behind us.”
- The Chargers might start their third center of the season, coach Norv Turner said, because Scott Mruczkowski will miss Friday night’s NFL Network game against the Titans after injuring his right ankle during Sunday’s 27-24 victory over the Bengals. Nick Hardwick has been sidelined since having ankle surgery following the season opener, and if he can’t play Friday, Dennis Norman will start. Turner sounded optimistic about CB Quentin Jammer (knee) and DE Jacques Cesaire (elbow) being able to play.
- Saints coach Sean Payton provided an update on Reggie Bush‘s status after the running back was injured during Saturday night’s 24-17 loss to the Cowboys. “It’s just a mild hamstring,” Payton said. “He felt it get tight. I expect him to work this week. It wasn’t anything real severe. We’ll see on Wednesday.”
- Niners coach Mike Singletary opened his news conference by saying he owed Alex Smith an apology for criticizing the QB’s performance in Sunday’s 27-13 loss to the Eagles. Smith threw three interceptions, but Singletary said only the final one really was the QB’s fault. “After looking at it, I have a better perspective,” Singletary said.
- The Jaguars placed Clint Ingram (shoulder) on injured reserve and signed Tank Daniels in a swap of linebackers. Ingram is fifth on the team with 52 tackles.Check out NFL.com’s transactions page for all the latest roster moves.