The bad news for Washington is that running back Adrian Peterson, who clearly still has it, currently has a sprained ankle. The good news is that he has a week off to let it heal.
Coach Jay Gruden disclosed the injury on Monday. Earlier in the day, Peterson was spotted in a boot.
Gruden said he thinks AP is going to be fine and the bye week comes at a good time for him. Gruden was asked if he thinks Peterson will miss the team's Week 5 game and Gruden said, “No. Not at this time. No.” We likely won't hear a whole lot more about the injury, at least for about a week.
Dallas coach Jason Garrett said he will not make significant changes in personnel or in the playcalling operation with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.
"I think it would be false for me to say this is about playcalling," Garrett said. "This is about everything we're doing offensively, we have to do better. We have to coach better. We have to play better. We have to run it better. We have to throw it better. We have to protect better. We have to do all the things good offenses do and we have to do all of those things better."
The Cowboys have scored 41 points in three games, the fewest to start a season since 1990. Dallas also has just four touchdowns on the season. QB Dak Prescott has thrown for less than 200 yards in nine of his past 11 games, the story all said. Garrett was the team's playcaller from 2007-12 before giving way to Bill Callahan and Linehan.
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Fournette continues to deal with a hamstring issue that's caused him to miss two games now. Meanwhile, Yeldon has an ankle injury. Hopefully we get a better idea of who can or cannot play in Week 4 when the team reports on Wednesday.
Luck, who missed last season with a shoulder injury that started in 2015, is averaging a career-low 5.3 yards a completion. The low yards per completion, coupled with the quarterback being replaced by Jacoby Brissett for a Hail Mary attempt on the final play at Philadelphia on Sunday, raised questions regarding if Luck has regained his shoulder strength to make all the necessary throws in a game.
McDermott said McCoy is day-to-day. Ivory and Murphy handled the RB duties last weekend and would do so again if McCoy can't go. Buffalo visits Green Bay this weekend.
Wilks said Rosen is the starter and, "it's his job to lose." A big thing the Cards are looking forward to with Rosen is his mobility, and Wilks feels the team can take advantage of that as they look to get in the win column.
The Bears are going to be “smart” with rookie wide receiver Anthony Miller, coach Matt Nagy said Monday, after Miller left Sunday’s victory in Arizona with what Nagy termed a dislocated left shoulder.
Miller left the game twice and after the second time did not return. Miller missed his 2014 season at Memphis with shoulder issues, a torn labrum in his right and a minor injury in his left. The team says Miller is day to day.
Considering the laundry list of past Patriot wide receivers whose New England careers were undone in part by the team's complex playbook, it's fair to wonder whether Josh Gordon will ultimately suffer the same fate.
But according to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, the system won't be Gordon's undoing. Less than a week into his New England tenure, Gordon's proven behind closed doors he can handle the offense.
"I'm not worried at all about Josh's ability to pick up our system. He's already demonstrated an ability to do that." McDaniels said Monday via conference call. "I think he'll be fine, and the guys we have are doing the same thing."
The story said the fact that Gordon traveled with the team could very well show just how much he has caught on. The story speculated Gordon could be in action Week 4, if the hamstring continues to heal.
The 49ers said Monday that an MRI confirmed the team's fears that Garoppolo tore his ACL while making a cut late in a loss at Kansas City. The injury deals a serious blow to the 49ers (1-2), who had planned their rebuild around Garoppolo.
Now San Francisco must go through the season with C.J. Beathard at quarterback.
He could also have MCL damage, other reports say. The Niners struggled with Beathard last season before the midseason addition of Garoppolo changed their fortunes. One bit of good news could be Carson Wentz's return from his ACL injury, which came in about 10 months. A similar time frame could potentially have Jimmy G. back late next summer. But for 2018, the rest of the offense takes a hit in the fantasy world.
Veteran running back Rex Burkhead left the game in the third quarter with a neck injury and never returned.
Burkhead had just seven snaps according to the story. Michel got a bulk of the work but wasn't totally impressive against the Lions. The Pats will continue to play short at WR and RB in Week 4 especially if Burkhead is unable to recover from this injury. Michel is certainly worth picking up if he's out there on your wire.
The New England Patriots have limited options in the passing game, so it would be nice for them to be able to turn to the rushing attack to help alleviate some of the shortcomings.
That’s why Sunday night against the Detroit Lions had a chance to be rookie running back Sony Michel’s coming-out-party, but instead, it mostly served up a reminder that the first-round draft choice has some ground to make up to getting back to being an explosive playmaker after missing all of the preseason and the regular-season opener.
Michel played 23-of-48 offensive snaps, and had an overall underwhelming night as he was stopped on two different third-and-1 plays in the first half, and dropped a pass in the second half. The Patriots still stuck with him as their primary option in the second half, over the more experienced James White, who ended up seeing his playing time spike (25 snaps) at the end of the game when the Patriots were clearly in pass-first mode. Veteran running back Rex Burkhead (seven snaps) left the game in the third quarter with a neck injury and never returned.
The second-year running back called himself “day to day” for this week, Courtney Cronin of ESPN reports.
The problem is the Vikings have a short week, with a Thursday night game against the Rams. Cook said he feels good, giving him a “good chance” to play. But Cook said over the weekend that he “definitely” would return this week. He also had expressed optimism about playing in Week 3 before missing practice last week.
What would it take to get a deal done? Presumably the Steelers wouldn’t trade Bell for anything less than the compensatory pick they would get if he leaves in free agency next year. That pick would likely be a 2020 third-round pick, so the Jets would at least have to offer something better than that.
Keep in mind even if the trade was pulled off, Bell would have to come in and learn the playbook and could potentially leave in the offseason. The Jets would likely want some kind of insurance Bell would want to remain with the team. As we reported earlier today in a story about the future of the Jets' WRs, the team is expected to have about $90 million in cap space next year.
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