Week 7 Essential NFL Practice News & Notes for Thursday
Ravens QB Joe Flacco (right shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. HC John Harbaugh said that Flacco has a “legitimate shot” to play in Week 7, so this is a situation to monitor. Ryan Mallett is the backup. The Ravens play early on Sunday.
Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (hamstring) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Palmer worked on the side with a trainer. He should be ok, though Friday’s practice should clear things up.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Reports came out today that Roethlisberger is going to miss 4-6 weeks after knee surgery, but our source in Pittsburgh believes that he’s “playing up” the injury to look “tough” when he returns in Week 9 after the team’s bye. We’re recommending that owners stream the position and not cut ties with Roethlisberger until we see how his recovery is going around Week 9.