ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins will be missing both starting cornerbacks against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, with Chris Culliver joining DeAngelo Hall on the sideline.
Posted: October 9, 2015, 7:10 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Strong side linebacker Devon Kennard and defensive linemen Robert Ayers Jr. and George Selvie are going to miss the New York Giants game Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers with injuries.
Posted: October 9, 2015, 6:42 pm

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) walks the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he could miss another three games because of a pulled left hamstring.

Posted: October 9, 2015, 6:16 pm

Indianapolis Colts' Andre Johnson (81) celebrates with teammate Matt Hasselbeck (8) after they connected for on a touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano isn't sure when Andrew Luck can play again. Andre Johnson caught two touchdown passes from the 40-year-old Hasselbeck, the second for 2 yards in the fourth quarter, to help the Colts beat the Houston Texans 27-20 on Thursday night. ''Got the best backup in the league right now,'' Pagano said.

Posted: October 9, 2015, 7:01 am

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ty Montgomery, center, is tackled by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Antoine Bethea (41) and linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks left the team this week after his sister, Krsunthia Brooks, died of lupus, according to the player's agent Greg Williams. Ahmad Brooks will not be available when his team plays the New York Giants on Sunday. ''We'll keep him in our prayers, his family,'' 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said Wednesday.

Posted: October 9, 2015, 12:49 am

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

There is at least some positive news on the injury front for the Chicago Bears. Cutler said the strained hamstring that kept him out two weeks ago is improving even if it's not quite 100 percent heading into Sunday's game at Kansas City. The Bears (1-3) have been racking up injuries at a rapid rate, particularly on offense.

Posted: October 8, 2015, 10:50 pm

FILE - This is a Feb. 15, 1996, file photo showing Lindy Infante answering a question after he was named coach of the Indianapolis Colts during a news conference in Indianapolis. Infante died in Florida at age 75. Infante's wife Stephanie told The Associated Press that he died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in St. Augustine after a lengthy illness. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

MIAMI (AP) -- Lindy Infante, the hard-luck former coach of the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts, died Thursday. He was 75.

Posted: October 8, 2015, 9:27 pm

Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle watches the players during NFL football practice Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Kevin Coyle's replacement as the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator wasn't ready to explain Thursday how he's going fix what's wrong. ''I found out about an hour ago that I got this job,'' Lou Anarumo said. The moves came after the Dolphins fired head coach Joe Philbin on Monday and promoted tight ends coach Campbell.

Posted: October 8, 2015, 8:29 pm

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) makes the catch against Houston Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye (34) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White returned to the team Thursday and said he was encouraged about his role following a meeting with coach Dan Quinn. White, the Falcons' all-time leading receiver, is only fifth on the team with six catches this season. The Falcons (4-0) have relied on receiver Julio Jones, who leads the NFL with 38 catches, and dual-threat running back Devonta Freeman.

Posted: October 8, 2015, 6:27 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Northern California say Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism.
Posted: October 8, 2015, 1:53 pm
Not much went right for the Bills last Sunday vs. the Giants. The expensive aftermath for Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes includes fines totaling more than $30,000. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Hughes was fined $8,681 for unnecessary roughness and $23,152 for using abusive language towards an official. Fines stemming from the previous Sunday…
Author: Zac Jackson
Posted: October 9, 2015, 7:57 pm
It didn’t happen in a room closed to all but Hard Knocks cameras this time, but Texans coach Bill O’Brien has again named Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback in Houston. Hoyer relieved Ryan Mallett on Thursday night after Mallett came out of the game following a hit to the chest and piloted the Texans the rest…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 7:43 pm
Hyperbole is a fact of life in football, and one coach has become the all-time greatest master of it in the history of the universe, known and unknown. (Sorry, when in Rome.) Here’s what Colts coach Chuck Pagano had to say about quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck after Thursday night’s win over the Texans: “He was literally on…
Author: Mike Florio
Posted: October 9, 2015, 7:34 pm
As rapidly as they’ve lost offensive pieces, the Cowboys are getting defenders back this week. According to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has been cleared by the independent neurologist after last week’s concussion, and will play Sunday against the Patriots. He left last week’s loss to the Saints in…
Author: Darin Gantt
Posted: October 9, 2015, 7:29 pm
Tyrunn Walker and Haloti Ngata were the starting defensive tackles for the Lions against the Seahawks last Monday night. Neither of them will be on the field when the Cardinals visit Ford Field on Sunday. Walker is out for the season with a broken leg and Ngata will be out this week as well. Ngata…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 7:24 pm
The Ravens will play without starting tight end Crockett Gillmore for the second consecutive week Sunday. The team’s final injury report of the week listed Gillmore (calf), defensive end Chris Canty (calf) and wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) as out. Top wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. has not practiced this week due to broken bones…
Author: Zac Jackson
Posted: October 9, 2015, 6:54 pm
The Broncos will try to move to 5-0 against the Raiders this weekend without left tackle Ty Sambrailo. Coach Gary Kubiak announced Friday that Sambrailo, who took over the starting job when Ryan Clady was lost for the season, will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury. The Broncos used Ryan Harris at…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 6:50 pm
The statue of Robert Griffin III on the campus of Baylor was vandalized this week. Griffin, who won the Heisman Trophy at Baylor in 2011, was immortalized with a sculpture on the campus this year. But that sculpture was defaced with purple paint, apparently by fans of rival TCU. After the RG3 statue was vandalized,…
Author: Michael David Smith
Posted: October 9, 2015, 6:48 pm
The NFL’s uniform police have come down hard on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford for having the temerity to wear blue shoes. Stafford was fined $5,787 for wearing blue shoes on Monday night against the Seahawks, Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News reports. Although other Lions wore black and white shoes (with some pink thrown in…
Author: Michael David Smith
Posted: October 9, 2015, 6:19 pm
Linebacker Devon Kennard had a big game for the Giants against the Bills last weekend, but he won’t be able to follow it up against the 49ers this Sunday night. Kennard will not play because of the hamstring injury that kept him from practicing with the team this week. Kennard made a great play to…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 6:17 pm
Because the league was quick to go into full Frank Drebin denial mode, and because we’ve moved onto other things since then, the controversy over what veteran referee Ed Hochuli did or did not say to Cam Newton has largely gone away. In most places, anyway. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Newton…
Author: Darin Gantt
Posted: October 9, 2015, 6:14 pm
The Bills ruled running back LeSean McCoy out for this week’s game against the Titans because of a hamstring injury and it may be a regular occurrence on Fridays in October. McCoy told reporters Friday that he has a “grade 2” hamstring pull and that he was told after the Dolphins game in Week Three…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 5:57 pm
Matt Cassel told reporters Friday that he’ll be active Sunday when the Cowboys play the Patriots. Cassel, acquired in a trade last month with the Bills to provide quarterback insurance following Tony Romo’s injury, figures as the No. 2 quarterback behind Brandon Weeden Sunday. With Romo out until at least mid-November, we’ll see how long…
Author: Zac Jackson
Posted: October 9, 2015, 5:56 pm
The Browns listed cornerback Joe Haden as probable to play against the Chargers last week with a finger injury, but Haden wound up missing the game after Sunday came and he felt that he’d be hurting the team if he tried to play through the injury. The late change in status elicited an inquiry from…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 5:34 pm
Any time a No. 1 overall pick appears anything other than 100 percent, there’s going to be concern. But for Texans pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney, his history is going to cause people to notice even the slightest limp. According to Tania Ganguli of, Clowney was wearing a walking boot on his right foot Friday. He left…
Author: Darin Gantt
Posted: October 9, 2015, 5:32 pm
As expected, Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will miss Sunday’s game at Atlanta due to a concussion and cornerback Chris Culliver will miss the game due to a knee injury. The team announced Friday, too, that wide receiver DeSean Jackson and cornerback DeAngelo Hall aren’t yet ready to return and will also miss the game.…
Author: Zac Jackson
Posted: October 9, 2015, 5:08 pm
The Bills are going to be down two running backs against the Titans on Sunday, but we won’t know until shortly before kickoff whether they will also be missing wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Watkins has been listed as questionable for the game because of the calf injury that sidelined him against the Giants last weekend.…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 5:07 pm
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was quick to scold defensive end Greg Hardy for a regrettable first interview with his local media, after Hardy made a number of at least unfortunately phrased if not completely tone-deaf remarks. But such that Hardy was going to listen to his coach and stop saying silly things, he might not worry about…
Author: Darin Gantt
Posted: October 9, 2015, 5:05 pm
The Packers got right tackle Bryan Bulaga back at practice this week, which was earlier than initial reports indicated he’d be able to resume on-field work after tearing the meniscus in his left knee during a practice after the first game of the regular season. Bulaga was expected to miss closer to six weeks, but…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 4:55 pm
Joe Flacco is 13-1 in his career against the Browns, but Sunday’s game presents a new kind of challenge for Flacco. He’s not sure who’s going to catch his passes. One of the guys expected to be in the Ravens’ wide receiver rotation wasn’t even on the team a week ago. The Ravens are expected…
Author: Zac Jackson
Posted: October 9, 2015, 4:41 pm
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates took some time out from preparing for his return to the lineup after a four-game suspension for violating the league’s PED policy to respond to comments that Shannon Sharpe made when he was initially suspended. Sharpe took issue with Gates’s use of the well-worn excuse that he “never knowingly ingested” banned…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 4:37 pm
As the Lions try to get their first win Sunday, it won’t hurt that they’ll get their best defensive player back on the field. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions coach Jim Caldwell named linebacker DeAndre Levy a game captain, and confirmed he was ready to play after missing seven weeks with…
Author: Darin Gantt
Posted: October 9, 2015, 3:41 pm
Eagles coach Chip Kelly is having a rough season. USC coach Steve Sarkisian is having a rough season. It’s not a stretch to connect those dots. And so it’s no surprise that people are already talking about the possibility of Sarkisian getting fired at the end of this season, and Kelly leaving the Eagles to…
Author: Michael David Smith
Posted: October 9, 2015, 3:26 pm
There is only one winless team left in the NFL as we head toward Sunday of Week Five and we’ll be talking about how the Lions have arrived at that point during Friday’s PFT Live. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press will join Mike Florio to discuss all that’s gone wrong for the Lions…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 3:25 pm
The Colts will never bench Andrew Luck for Matthew Hasselbeck. It’s ludicrous to even suggest it, notwithstanding Monday’s curious comments from tight end Dwayne Allen. But coach Chuck Pagano doesn’t have to bench Luck to continue to play Hasselbeck. Pagano merely needs to declare that Luck won’t play until he’s “100 percent.” “Got the best…
Author: Mike Florio
Posted: October 9, 2015, 3:24 pm
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s hot start to the 2015 season has been a big reason why Cincinnati is 4-0 and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson thinks some of the team’s fans deserve some credit for Dalton’s play. When Dalton made an appearance at this summer’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cincinnati for a celebrity softball…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 2:29 pm
Last year, the Texans finished 9-7, creating expectations that they would take the next step in 2015. So far, they’ve wandered into quicksand. Now at 1-4, high-priced and highly-talented defensive end J.J. Watt is getting frustrated. We know this because he said so after the loss to the Colts. “Yeah, I’d say there’s frustration,” Watt told…
Author: Mike Florio
Posted: October 9, 2015, 2:13 pm
Last week, there was some talk that the Vikings would turn to Cordarrelle Patterson on offense more often with Charles Johnson out of the lineup. As has happened often since his rookie season, that talk didn’t amount to anything on the field. Patterson caught one pass and saw the fourth-most snaps of any receiver. Rookie…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: October 9, 2015, 2:00 pm
Washington running back Matt Jones woke up with a sore neck, but at least he’s not patchy. The rookie has quickly learned a lesson about the NFL, that if you’re going with long hair, your opponents are going to use it against you. Jones was dragged down from behind last week when Eagles defensive tackle…
Author: Darin Gantt
Posted: October 9, 2015, 1:49 pm
Heading into the season, most people would have said the Colts were one of the teams that could least afford to lose its starting quarterback. Andrew Luck was viewed as the NFL’s next superstar quarterback, sure to sign the biggest contract in NFL history soon, while backup Matt Hasselbeck was an old man who some…
Author: Michael David Smith
Posted: October 9, 2015, 12:58 pm

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