Friday is fine day in the NFL, and the league’s fines this week include Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (announced Wednesday) and New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes. Suh was given a $31,500 fine for a hit that was questionable at best, and Spikes was Cheap Jerseys Stitched given a $10,500 fine for wearing red shoes for the second consecutive week. There were some other fines, so check out the source link.
Here’s what else you might have missed from Friday:
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer could return by the start of the 2014 offseason, meaning he would be ready for the initial run of organized team activities. Hoyer tore his ACL in a game against the Buffalo Bills in Week 5. He was quickly ruled out for the season. It’s incredibly disappointing as Hoyer came in and actually won the Browns a couple games. By the time he’s ready, the Browns could have a new quarterback in the mix.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White will miss Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with ankle and hamstring injuries. White suffered a high ankle sprain in the preseason and the hamstring injury in Week 5. White played through his ankle injury all season Cheap Jerseys PlUS and did not let it recover — primarily due to the desire to protect his streak of consecutive games played. That streak (133 games, playoffs excluded) will end on Sunday.
Carolina had its own questions at the quarterback position, but the latest iteration of Cam Newton is the most encouraging. Newton completed a career-high 88-percent passing, and while he thew just one touchdown he reacted well to St. Louis’ pass rush. It’s taken a while for him to become comfortable in the new-look Panthers’ offense, but his trust with the system could be a difference maker.
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker and first-round pick Jarvis Jones is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens after suffering a concussion in Week 6.
With Jones out, the Ravens will be able to focus most of their attention on shutting down pass rusher LaMarr Woodley. The Steelers will also be missing rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton in Sunday’s game. Wheaton has struggled to get on the field this season and the injury doesn’t seem to help matters.
The Ravens didn’t have any surprises among their Cheap Jerseys Soccer inactive players. Brandon Stokley missed practice all week and won’t play, and the same is the case for linebacker Josh Bynes. Bryant McKinnie and Terrence Cody are also notable inactives.
Bill Sheridan, the Bucs defensive coordinator, put out the call for help this week in response to criticism about the team insisting on using Revis in zone coverage, despite the well-established fact that he built Revis Island out of man coverage … and lava, obviously.
Apparently the lure of free Cokes wasn’t enough to get Sheridan some help. He obviously didn’t learn from past mistakes. And that nicely sums up how the Buccaneers got to this point, winless and hopeless. Being disciplined is important. Being inflexible just means more futility.
Maybe Dexter Jackson could have helped, if only Schiano hadn’t had him and a group of school children tossed out of practice.
Schiano’s going to get fired, at some point, barring a turnaround of biblical proportions. During the season or after, it doesn’t really matter.
Nine teams are likely to have backup quarterbacks under center next week. That’s more than a quarter of the league forced to use a different signal caller than Cheap Jerseys Paypal Free Shipping the one on top of the depth chart.
Justin Blackmon is listed as questionable on the Jacksonville Jaguars injury report, but the wideout said that there’s “no question” he will play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, according to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union. Blackmon sat out practice Friday due to nagging hamstring and groin injuries after being limited Thursday.
Blackmon’s presence will be greatly appreciated. He has returned from a four-game suspension to give the Jaguars a much-needed offensive spark the last two weeks, catching Cheap Jerseys Shop 19 passes for 326 yards and a touchdown. With Cecil Shorts III also listed as questionable due to a shoulder injury and rookie Ace Sanders likely out with a concussion, Blackmon may be asked to carry the passing game as Chad Henne’s only proven wideout.
The Jaguars scored a moral victory last week by losing to the Denver Broncos by only 16 points. Blackmon was perhaps to biggest reason for the Jags’ non-awful performance. The Jaguars will have a better chance of scoring their first win of the season against the Chargers in Week 7, though they will have to prove they can keep up with a rejuvenated Philip Rivers. Blackmon may give them that chance.
McGahee joined the Browns following a trade that sent Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts and has 164 yards rushing on 59 carries with a touchdown. Backing up McGahee is Chris Ogbonnaya, who had a season-high seven carries against the Detroit Lions in Week 6.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon missed practice twice this week and is listed as questionable, but there is reportedly “no question” that he’ll play Cheap Jerseys Pay With Paypal in Week 7. Listed with a hamstring injury, Blackmon sat out Wednesday and Friday, and was limited for practice on Thursday.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has struggled with his rushing game much more this year than he did during his breakout 2012 season, but he’s finding lanes on the field Sunday against the Titans. Kaepernick rushed for a touchdown for the first time this season and has run for 56 yards so far against Tennessee with the game midway through the third quarter.
Kaepernick had run for just 63 yards in his last four games combined, but seems well on his way to surpassing that total in Week 7 alone with more than a quarter left to go. It might just depend on how much head coach Jim Harbaugh wants to put his franchise quarterback in jeopardy as San Francisco Cheap Jerseys Rugby is up by more than three touchdowns on the road.
In addition to the ground game, Kaepernick is 11-of-13 for 163 yards and no interceptions. Frank Gore has scored two touchdowns of his own.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster left Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a hamstring injury. He has been ruled out for the day.
Foster went into the locker room early in the game after the Texans’ opening drive. He was listed on the injury report as probable with a hamstring issue, suggesting that he aggravated the injury. Foster is known for always being banged up and playing through minor injuries, but wasn’t able to stay in the game this time. Ben Tate will be the primary running back, with Cierre Wood backing him up.
Foster’s loss will be a big blow to a Texans offense struggling to find any rhythm. Houston was hoping to lean on the running game while breaking in Case Keenum, who is making his NFL debut against a tough Chiefs defense. With Foster out, though, the Texans may have to rely on Keenum’s Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale arm more than they wanted to.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano has burned plenty of bridges in his time in the NFL. He angered coaches for his aggressive approach to kneel downs at the end of games, he came off looking bad after the Josh Freeman drama, and now it’s come out that Cheap Official Jerseys Schiano has been keeping former Buccaneers from the practice field to present distractions.
Finnegan would have been responsible for covering veteran wide receiver Steve Smith and would have had a significant height and weight advantage over the Panthers’ top receiver. It remains to be seen whether second-year corner Janoris Jenkins will be charged with covering Smith, or if the Rams will keep their assignments the same, making Trumaine Johnson the player to watch.
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Carolina enters Sunday’s game fairly injury free, but running back Jonathan Stewart will not make his season debut against the Rams. There was some speculation earlier in the week that Stewart could come off the PUP list in order to play St. Louis, but late reports indicate he’s at least one more week away. The Panthers will also be without starting strong safety Robert Lester, who has played very well of late after being signed as an undrafted free agent. Veteran safety Quintin Mikell will get the start.
Dallas, second in the NFL in points and 21st in points allowed, have notched just a 38-yard field goal from Dan Bailey in the second quarter. With running back DeMarco Murray out due to a knee sprain, the offense has leaned on rookie Joseph Randle, who has 10 carries for 34 Cheap Old Basketball Jerseys yards. Terrance Williams leads Dallas with three catches for 50 yards. Quarterback Tony Romo is 11-of-22 for 160 yards.
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For Jacksonville’s part, having a QB in Henne who is simply willing to show NFL courage in the pocket is a huge upgrade. Justin Blackmon has rampaged for two weeks straight, and even if Cecil Shorts sits out Henne has a couple of other options in Mike Brown and Ace Sanders. The Bolts’ corners are bad, and they lack the edge-rush pop to truly take advantage of Jacksonville’s duct-tape tackle tandem. The Chargers can easily score 30 on their own in this one, and the Jags should be able to put up a couple of TDs even if they come in garbage time.
Giants fans were treated to the Brandon Jacobs of old last week against the Bears, as the New York RB rushed 22 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns in defeat. Unfortunately, with the Giants’ RB corps severely depleted already, Jacobs showed up on the team’s injury list this week with a hamstring strain and is listed as questionable for tomorrow’s contest with the Vikings. Jacobs did not practice yesterday after participating earlier in the week, and hamstring injuries are particularly prone to reinjury if not completely healed prior to participating in athletic activities, this is one to watch Order Cheap Jerseys going into Monday night.
The Miami Dolphins look to get back on track against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday in an AFC East divisional showdown.
After jumping out to a 3-0 start, Miami has lost two straight and is in danger of falling too far behind the division-leading Patriots. The Bills, also losers of two Basketball Jerseys For Sale straight, are coming off a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Bengals and sit at 2-4 and last place in the AFC East.
The Dolphins’ offense has struggled with consistency recently, especially with a rushing attack that ranks fourth-worst in the league. A week after putting up 115 yards on the ground against the Saints, they could muster only 22 yards last week against the Ravens. Lamar Miller has been decent with a 4.2 yard carry average, but has not gotten the carry numbers to be a real difference-maker.
With Cecil Shorts III also listed as questionable and receivers Ace Sanders and Stephen Burton, the addition of Blackmon is crucial for a Jaguars offense that ranks Best Place For Cheap Jerseys as the NFL’s worst. Blackmon tallied 14 receptions for 190 yards in the team’s Week 6 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Not much is going right for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and they have received plenty of criticism so far this year. Among the criticism has been the use of cornerback Darrelle Revis, who has been asked to play in zone coverage rather than the typical man-to-man, “Revis Island” coverage that he has become known for. Among the critics is Sander Philipse of SB Nation’s Buccaneers blog, Bucs Nation, who broke down the way Revis has been used in coverage so far.
Buccaneers defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan has had enough and invited any fan who thinks they can better utilize the defensive personnel to join him for a week of game-planning.
New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson left the game on Monday night after he suffered an apparent knee injury against the Chicago Bears. The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter when Wilkerson collided with a teammate while attempting to sack Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
The Jets picked up the ball and would have run it in for a score to put them ahead, but the play was blown dead. After a review, it was determined that Cutler did indeed fumble and the Jets were given possession. Since the play was blown dead, the Jets only received possession and not credit for advancing the ball. Had officials instead ruled it a fumble on the field, the New York defense would have scored. New York’s offense wasn’t able to do anything on the ensuing drive, creating a seven-point swing for the Bears.
Though in obvious pain, Marshall was able to limp off the field and walk to the locker room under his own power. His return was originally listed as probable, but was quickly updated to questionable before halftime. Before he left, Marshall had no catches on three targets. He didn’t appear to be limited at all physically on the field up to the point of suffering the injury.
Marshall has already been dealing with his right ankle this season, and it nearly kept him out of Chicago’s Week 2 game against the 49ers. He wasn’t cleared to play until 90 minutes before that game, though he ended up catching three touchdown passes in the Bears’ win over San Francisco.
The severity of Locker’s injury isn’t clear at this time. Unlike the aforementioned Jarvis Jones, it doesn’t seem as though the team has plans to place the quarterback on injured reserve. Still, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports that Locker “could hardly grip the ball at the end of the game.” That would suggest that he’ll be out for at least Week 4 when the Titans travel to Indianapolis to take on the AFC South rival Colts.