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Eagles’ Josh Adams collected $500,000 insurance policy after going undrafted - 2018-10-18T21:18:50+00:00
After going undrafted this year, Josh Adams did pretty well for himself: He signed with the Eagles as a free agent, started out on the practice squad but then made the active roster, and in Week Three made his NFL debut, rushing six times for 30 yards in a win over the Colts. And Adams [more]

Chargers won’t be leaving L.A. for at least two decades - 2018-10-18T21:05:21+00:00
In the wake of the news that owners have concerns about the Chargers in L.A., some in the media have started throwing darts at the map in search of a new home for the team. Don’t bother. They aren’t leaving Los Angeles. Not for at least 20 years after the opening of the new stadium [more]

Cardinals cut Kendall Wright, promote Deatrick Nichols - 2018-10-18T20:42:41+00:00
Ten days ago, the Cardinals signed veteran receiver Kendall Wright and cut cornerback Deatrick Nichols in a corresponding move. On Thursday, the Cardinals made the opposite move. They have elevated Nichols from the practice squad, releasing Wright to make room. Wright, 28, did not play a game for Arizona. The Vikings released him at the [more]

Sean Lee has a full practice Thursday - 2018-10-18T20:17:55+00:00
The only changes to the Cowboys’ injury report Thursday were all good news: Four key defenders limited in Wednesday’s practice were full participants Thursday. Defensive end Randy Gregory (knee), defensive lineman David Irving (not injury related), defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) and weakside linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) all went through full practices. Lee, the team’s [more]

Updated: Dalvin Cook does not practice - 2018-10-18T20:09:57+00:00
Officially, Vikings running back Dalvin Cook did not participate in practice Thursday. There was confusion, whether he practiced or not after Cook left practice in the portion open to reporters. The Vikings issued their injury report and say he did not practice. He was a full participant Wednesday. The second-year player has missed three of [more]

Ryan Tannehill, despite already out, is limited in practice - 2018-10-18T20:08:14+00:00
The Dolphins seem to be walking on eggshells when it comes to injury-reporting rules they may have accidentally (or otherwise) fractured last week. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill already has been ruled out with a shoulder injury that keep him out of the Week Six win over the Bears. Tannehill remains out even though he was limited [more]

Carson Wentz goes through full practice - 2018-10-18T20:00:29+00:00
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz had a full practice Thursday, a day after being limited with a back injury. Defensive end Derek Barnett (shoulder) and tackle Jason Peters (biceps) also returned to full participation. The Eagles were without linebacker D.J. Alexander (quadricep), cornerback Rasul Douglas (not injury related), safety Corey Graham (hamstring), linebacker Nathan Gerry (ankle, [more]

Bengals elevate KeiVarae Russell, waive Auden Tate - 2018-10-18T19:41:14+00:00
The Bengals announced they have promoted cornerback KeiVarae Russell off the practice squad. They waived receiver Auden Tate in a corresponding move. Russell, a third-year player, spent the first six games on the team’s practice squad. He has played in 13 games for the Bengals the past two seasons, making eight tackles and one interception. [more]

Bills promote Cam Phillips - 2018-10-18T19:32:34+00:00
The Bills have promoted rookie receiver Cam Phillips from the practice squad, his agent, Jason Bernsetein, tweeted Thursday. The team later announced it as well as the corresponding move, which was the release of receiver Robert Foster. Phillips, 22, has never played in a regular-season game. The Bills signed him as an undrafted free agent [more]

Dalvin Cook leaves practice - 2018-10-18T18:57:52+00:00
Just when it seems Vikings running back Dalvin Cook turns a corner. . . . Cook, who has missed three of the past four games with a hamstring injury, had a full practice Wednesday. But he left Thursday’s practice during the period open to the media, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Defensive end [more]

Packers wasting timeouts far more than most teams - 2018-10-18T18:49:57+00:00
Good clock management can be the difference between winning and losing a game, but trying to quantify “good clock management” isn’t always easy. By at least one metric, however, the Packers are managing the clock worse than any team in the NFL. That metric is wasted timeouts. Whether a timeout was used properly or wasted [more]

Report: NFL fines Raiders for violating its injury report policy - 2018-10-18T18:37:11+00:00
The NFL has fined the Raiders for violating its injury report policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The team will pay $20,000 for the violation. It is a rare move by the NFL, but an easy one considering guard Kelechi Osemele did not travel with the team to Los Angeles in Week Five. The [more]

Saints bringing back offensive lineman Michael Ola - 2018-10-18T18:27:20+00:00
The Saints are bringing back some familiar offensive line depth. Via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints are re-signing veteran offensive lineman Michael Ola. Ola was with the Saints all offseason and on the roster for Week One. He has appeared in 32 games in five seasons, with 19 starts, over stints with [more]

Michael Bidwill says Patrick Peterson trade “not happening” - 2018-10-18T18:10:44+00:00
After last Sunday’s loss to the Vikings, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks was asked about a report that the team was willing to trade cornerback Patrick Peterson before the trade deadline. Wilks called the idea of trading Peterson “ludicrous” and now Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill has chimed in as well. The choice of words is different, [more]

Lane Johnson returns to practice - 2018-10-18T17:57:19+00:00
The Eagles expect to have left tackle Jason Peters in the lineup against the Panthers this Sunday and it’s looking likelier that they’ll have their starting right tackle on the field as well. Lane Johnson did not practice on Wednesday because of the ankle injury that popped up just before the Eagles faced the Giants [more]

Dolphins not looking at surgery as option for Ryan Tannehill - 2018-10-18T17:20:28+00:00
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will not play this week against the Lions and it remains unclear when he might be able to return to the lineup. One thing that head coach Adam Gase offered more clarity about on Thursday was how the quarterback is handling his right shoulder injury right now. Gase said that there’s [more]

T.Y. Hilton: Hamstring felt better than expected on Wednesday - 2018-10-18T16:54:39+00:00
Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton‘s plan was to test his hamstring at Wednesday’s practice, but he wound up doing more than that. Hilton was a full participant in practice for the first time since getting hurt in Week Four and he said on Thursday that he wound up doing more than planned because the hamstring [more]

Robby Anderson, Leonard Williams back at Jets practice - 2018-10-18T16:35:44+00:00
The Jets turned in a long injury report on Wednesday as 18 of the 53 players on their active roster were listed in one fashion or another. Nine of those players were listed as non-participants in practice, which makes their status the most pressing issue for the Jets on the health front heading into Sunday’s [more]

PFT’s Week Seven picks - 2018-10-18T16:07:57+00:00
MDS won a five-disagreement week by one game, but I’m still holding the season-to-date lead. Last week, he nailed 10 of 15 games. I got only nine right. For the year, I’m at 56-37. MDS, four games back, has a 52-41 mark. This week, we disagree on only one game. For all picks, scroll. Broncos [more]

Browns put E.J. Gaines in concussion protocol - 2018-10-18T15:59:24+00:00
The Browns are likely to be without cornerback E.J. Gaines this Sunday against the Buccaneers. Gaines did not appear on the injury report Wednesday, but multiple reports from Cleveland bring word that he has been placed in the concussion protocol on Thursday. Given the short time between now and kickoff, getting cleared in time to [more]

Giants add Corey Coleman to practice squad - 2018-10-18T15:50:58+00:00
Former Browns first-round draft pick Corey Coleman is on his fourth team in three months. Coleman, a wide receiver who hasn’t been able to get much out of his undeniable physical talent, signed to the Giants’ practice squad today. The Browns traded Coleman to the Bills on August 5, getting only a 2020 seventh-round draft [more]

Saquon Barkley “not trying to prove anything” to those who think Giants missed on QB - 2018-10-18T15:42:51+00:00
The wisdom of the Giants’ decision to pass on taking a quarterback in favor of taking running back Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick of this year’s draft began being debated right after the pick was made and it has continued into his rookie season. Barkley’s done just about everything he can on the [more]

Patrick Mahomes weighs in on whether Tyreek Hill is the best receiver in the NFL - 2018-10-18T15:29:33+00:00
One of the biggest questions emerging in the aftermath of Sunday night’s 43-40 shootout between the Patriots and Chiefs is whether Tyreek Hill already is the best receiver in the game. On Wednesday, his quarterback addressed the debate sparked by a comment made on Monday’s PFT Live by Chris Simms. “Yeah, to me he’s definitely [more]

Nick Bosa, Tremaine Edmunds expose the silliness of the NFL’s three-year rule - 2018-10-18T15:24:45+00:00
Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds is having a very good rookie season, having started all six games, recorded 47 combined tackles, one sack, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles. You look at Edmunds, and you see a young player who definitely belongs in the NFL. Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa is hoping to be [more]

Golden Tate to Albert Wilson: You aren’t best after catch after five or six games - 2018-10-18T15:11:00+00:00
Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson declared himself the league’s best receiver in terms of gaining yards after the catch this week and his work so far this season has made a good case for his abilities on that front. Lions wide receiver Golden Tate has shown his ability on that front since his days in [more]

Vontaze Burfict’s digital footprint shows a desire to inflict injury on Steelers players - 2018-10-18T15:09:13+00:00
On Wednesday, the case was made (both in print and in the #PFTPM podcast) for a permanent banishment of Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, in the aftermath of his latest on-field misconduct during a game against the Steelers. To summarize, he threw a blatant forearm to the head of receiver Antonio Brown, and then Burfict allegedly told [more]

Joey Bosa “a few weeks” away from return - 2018-10-18T14:57:16+00:00
Both of John Bosa’s pass-rushing sons are on the mend. The one who is already a professional is closer to getting back on the field. The father of Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa told Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he was on pace to return “in a few weeks.” That [more]

For Denver defense, are the problems related to desire or scheme? - 2018-10-18T14:36:32+00:00
The Broncos had a championship-caliber defense. It’s impossible to continue to say “have” in that regard, given that Denver has surrendered nearly 600 rushing yards over the past two games, including a pair of 200-plus-yard rushers in Isaiah Crowell and Todd Gurley. So what’s the problem with the Denver defense? Chris Simms explained on Thursday’s [more]

Now healthy, Marquise Goodwin could be making a big impact for the 49ers - 2018-10-18T14:08:32+00:00
The 49ers have had serious injury issues this season. One player’s return from injury is providing a bright spot for the offense. Receiver Marquise Goodwin is healthy, and it showed on Monday night against the Packers, with four catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan was asked by reporters to describe [more]

Chiefs likely won’t be bringing back Derrick Johnson - 2018-10-18T13:36:17+00:00
Linebacker Derrick Johnson spent 13 seasons as a key member of the Chiefs’ defense. The team decided not to offer him a contract before he became a free agent. Now that he’s a free agent again, it sounds like the Chiefs won’t be bringing Johnson back. “[G.M.] Brett [Veach] does all that stuff,” coach Andy [more]

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