Until he tests it on Friday, though, things remain uncertain.
“I want to play,” Jones-Drew said Wednesday afternoon. “I’m doing everything I can to get out there. It’s just kind of a deal you don’t want to make it worse so you have to make sure it’s healed the right way.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Having listened to Peyton Manning go down by down, situation by situation, through a drive or two in games he played 16, 17 and 18 years ago at the University of Tennessee, it was intriguing to see how he answered a question about records Wednesday.
And it was yet another glimpse, beyond, say, wearing his helmet in the trainers’ room last week as he soaked his right ankle so he could hear what was being said to the quarterbacks out on the practice field, into why he has pretty much driven opposing defensive coaches bananas for the better part of his football life.
Mike Florio talks with Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Aaron Rodgers possibly sitting out another week due to issues with the healing of his fractured collarbone. Then, Florio talks about the top 5 coaches still on the hot seat this season.
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Starting left tackle Nate Solder and rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson were not spotted at the start of Patriots practice on Wednesday morning, which was held indoors in advance of the team’s Week 15 trip to Miami to take on the Dolphins.
Solder did not appear to be injured at any point during this past Sunday’s win over the Browns, and it is not immediately clear why he was not present to start the practice. Dobson, meanwhile, has been out since suffering a foot injury in Week 12 against the Broncos.
It’s best to be skeptical when a coach says that. But it’s also important to consider what factors might have an impact on said coach.
When John McClain of the Houston Chronicle wrote that Stanford coach David Shaw would be a candidate for the Texans, Jon Wilner, who covers Stanford for the San Jose Mercury News, tweeted: “Saw news reports that Stanford HC David Shaw is on Texans’ short list: No chance.
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs went to see the doctor on Tuesday for an examination of his fractured shoulder, but the visit did not result in clearance to return to the field. That makes it unlikely that Briggs will return to the lineup for the Week 15 game against the Browns, although the linebacker said he’ll…
The Baltimore Ravens currently hold the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC. But based on the projected odds from Football Outsiders, the Ravens will lose their grasp on it by the end of the season.
The Ravens have a 36.9 percent chance of reaching the postseason. Miami, at 52.9 percent, is the favorite for the conference’s second wild-card spot.
It’s an Insider post, but here’s an excerpt of what Football Outsiders wrote:
“Baltimore’s remaining schedule includes three prospective playoff teams (Detroit, New England, Cincinnati), including two of the top three seeds in the AFC.
NFL investigator Ted Wells apparently has all the information he needs from Dolphins players to prepare his report regarding the Jonathan Martin situation. According to Jeff Darlington of NFL Network, Wells has canceled a round of follow-up meetings scheduled to occur this week in Miami with Dolphins offensive linemen. Though Wells, per Darlington, gave the…
Mike Munchak’s future is and should be the top subject of that conversation.
Interesting too, was what Smith had to say about Chris Johnson, the running back who’s averaging 3.8 yards a carry this season and is slated for an $8 million salary in 2014.
“I think they need to figure out how to use him and his skill set better, but he has been a good teammate and a good player,” Smith said.