The 14 NFL games in Week 3 provided plenty to break down. From Alvin Kamara's unsustainable workload in New Orleans to the struggles under center in New York and Washington, here are Ben Linsey's takeaways following the Sunday Slate of Week 3 action.
Player props are one of the easiest transitions for fantasy enthusiasts to get involved in sports betting, and Week 3 Monday Night Football between the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs offers some enticing options.
The Broncos' miserable injury luck continued Monday when defensive tackle Jurrell Casey was diagnosed with a torn biceps and is now expected to miss the remainder of the season, according to team sources.
Erik McCoy may have missed his calling. The Saints center had a key role in running back Alvin Kamara‘s 52-yard catch and run on Sunday night, hustling downfield to throw a block that helped fuel Kamara’s quest for the end zone. According to the NFL’s NextGenStats account on Twitter, Kamara never moved faster than 15.28 […]
The 49ers are placing tight end Jordan Reed on injured reserve, coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday. Reed returned from an early ankle injury before leaving with a knee injury. He played only 18 snaps, and further examination Monday revealed an MCL injury that will keep Reed out 6-8 weeks. “He had an unfortunate injury,” Shanahan […]
The Chiefs will have receiver Sammy Watkins and cornerback Charvarius Ward against the Ravens tonight. Watkins was questionable with a concussion and neck injury. He returned to practice on a limited basis on Friday and fully participated in Saturday’s practice. Ward was questionable with a hand injury. The Chiefs’ inactives are tight end Ricky Seals-Jones, […]
The Texans promoted running back C.J. Prosise from the practice squad Saturday on the eve of their game against the Steelers. But Prosise reverted to the practice squad Monday after the game. The Texans made sure Prosise’s stay on the active roster continues, signing him to the 53-player roster. They placed safety A.J. Moore on […]
The guy who came to Tampa Bay to be a blocking tight end is suddenly catching plenty of passes. Rob Gronkowski, after being targeted four times in two games and catching two passes, caught six passes on seven targets for 48 yards against the Broncos. The one target that didn’t result in a completed pass […]
The Texans had a “batch” of false positive COVID-19 tests in advance of Sunday’s game against the Steelers, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The report does not indicate when the false positives occurred, but subsequent retests were negative and no player missed Sunday’s game because of a false positive test. “The system worked,” […]
Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay returned to practice Friday for the first time since his turf toe injury in the first half of the season opener. The team estimated Lindsay as a limited participant Monday ahead of their Thursday game against the Jets. “He’s trending in the right direction,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Monday. […]
The Falcons have activated cornerback Jordan Miller off of the reserve/suspended list to the 53-player roster, the team announced Monday. The NFL suspended Miller for four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy, and he served the first game of the suspension last season. Miller appeared in 10 games for the Falcons as a […]
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was “really pissed” on Sunday when one of his players, running back Chris Carson, left the game with a knee injury after Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill twisted his leg after a tackle. Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy saw it differently. McCarthy claims that Hill didn’t try to hurt Carson at all, […]
Free agent safety Earl Thomas is drawing some interest. The Texans brought Thomas in for a workout, the team disclosed on the league transaction wire. Thomas was cut by the Ravens in August after the team said his actions in training camp, including a fight with a teammate, had adversely affected the team. He’s been […]
The Packers will be without linebacker Christian Kirksey for Week Four, and likely a little longer. The shoulder injury that knocked Kirksey out of Sunday night’s game will force him to miss next week against the Falcons and possibly longer, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN. The Packers’ Week Five bye is coming at a […]
The Colts are going to be without rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman for a while. Head coach Frank Reich confirmed that Pittman had surgery on Sunday night after being diagnosed with compartment leg syndrome. Pittman reported symptoms of the syndrome, which involves increased pressure in a muscle, after the Colts beat the Jets 36-7. Ian […]
The Bengals announced they signed offensive guard Keaton Sutherland from the practice squad to the active roster Monday. The team waived offensive guard Shaq Calhoun in a corresponding move. Sutherland has the same position coach he had at A&M, having followed Jim Turner from College Station as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He began […]
Good news and the 2020 Jets don’t really go together, but sometimes the news isn’t as bad as it could be. That appears to be the case with rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton. Becton had to leave Sunday’s loss to the Colts with a shoulder injury, but head coach Adam Gase said on Monday that […]
Perhaps anticipating the Chiefs might try to throw the ball tonight, the Ravens have added to the secondary. The team announced that safety Jordan Richards has been signed to the 53-man roster, taking the place of cornerback Tavon Young. Young, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week, was placed on injured reserve. Richards was […]
The Jaguars doubled down on kicker additions Monday. Reports early in the day had them signing Stephen Hauschka to the active roster ad the team confirmed that move in an announcement on Monday afternoon. They also announced that they have signed former Giant Aldrick Rosas to their practice squad. The Jaguars place Josh Lambo on […]
While the Cowboys had an NFL-high 21,000 fans at their home opener, the Texans played their first home game without fans. Both teams will have fans Sunday. Harris County officials granted the Texans approval for up to 15,000 fans at NRG Stadium for the team’s game against the Vikings, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle […]
In the weeks leading up to the draft, there was a lot of discussion about the versatile skill set that Isaiah Simmons would bring to his team after playing multiple positions at Clemson. The Cardinals have started Simmons out at linebacker, but they may be shifting his responsibilities in the near future. Budda Baker is […]
Broncos coach Vic Fangio confirmed the bad news: Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey is out for the year with a torn biceps. It is yet another hit for the Broncos, who now have players with 15 Pro Bowls among them on IR, per Jeff Legwold of ESPN. “Injuries are part of the NFL,” Fangio said. “We’ve […]
The Broncos aren’t sure who will start at quarterback in Thursday night’s fall classic against the Jets. Except it won’t be Blake Bortles. Via Andrew Mason of TheDnvr.com, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said he’d either go with Jeff Driskel or Brett Rypien this week. “To expect him to play on a short week where practice […]