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Report: Texans linebacker Dylan Cole has Grade 2 hamstring strain

Houston Texans linebacker Dylan Cole left Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns after injuring his left leg on an interception return. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Cole sustained a Grade 2 hamstring strain on the play. The injury could keep Cole sidelined for at least four weeks. Cole intercepted Kevin Hogan on [more]

Marcus Mariota, Derrick Henry carry Titans to 36-22 win over Colts

Derrick Henry‘s 72-yard touchdown run in the final minute put an exclamation point on the Tennessee Titans’ 36-22 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night. After missing a game-and-a-half due to a hamstring injury, Marcus Mariota returned to the lineup for the Titans on Monday night. While he clearly wasn’t his complete self, Mariota [more]

Robert Turbin leaves with elbow injury

Colts running back Robert Turbin suffered what looked like a nasty elbow injury late in the fourth quarter. The team listed him as questionable to return, but he headed directly to the locker room. Turbin caught a 9-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett and tried to brace himself with his left arm before cornerback Logan Ryan [more]

Tyreek Hill listed with neck injury on Chiefs injury report, avoids concussion

If Tyreek Hill had sustained a concussion in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it would have been practically impossible for him to play this Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders. But as PFT reported on Sunday night, Hill did not sustain a concussion when he was hit out of bounds by a pair of [more]

Titans score first touchdown to take fourth-quarter lead

It took the Titans almost 50 minutes, but they finally scored their first touchdown of the night. DeMarco Murray scored on a 3-yard run with 10:01 remaining in the fourth quarter, giving the Titans a 22-19 lead after trailing by 10 points in the third quarter. Murray has 12 carries for 40 yards, despite a [more]

John Simon scores on interception return for 19-9 Colts lead

It’s a safe bet Marcus Mariota would like at least one pass back Monday night. His first pass in the third quarter, intended for running back DeMarco Murray, went right to Colts linebacker John Simon. Simon returned the interception 26 yards for his first career touchdown. Adam Vinatieri missed the extra point, leaving the Colts [more]

Jacoby Brissett directs Colts to 13-9 halftime lead

The Titans can’t stop Jacoby Brissett. The Colts quarterback has completed 12 of 17 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown, leading Indianapolis to a 13-9 halftime lead. Neither team has punted, with each scoring on all three first-half possessions. But the Colts got the only touchdown on an 8-yard pass from Brissett to tight [more]

Jacoby Brissett throws a touchdown pass to give Colts the lead

Jacoby Brissett seems to be getting comfortable with his new team. After passing for 314 yards last week, the Colts quarterback is off to a fast start Monday night. He has completed 7 of 10 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. His 8-yard touchdown pass to Jack Doyle with 10:54 remaining in the second [more]

Marcus Mariota leads Titans to pair of field goals in first quarter

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota doesn’t quite look like himself since he isn’t a threat to run. But his arm appears just fine. Mariota, who missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury, completed 4 of 7 passes for 60 yards in the first quarter of his return. He has led the Titans to a 6-3 [more]

Report: Ezekiel Elliott’s hearing expected to be held Tuesday

Ezekiel Elliott‘s attorneys are doing everything they can to give the star running back a chance to play this week. The hearing on the NFLPA’s emergency temporary restraining order motion is expected to be held Tuesday, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN. The NFLPA filed with the Southern District Court of New York seeking to [more]

Saints special teamer Nate Stupar reportedly tears ACL

Saints linebacker Nate Stupar tore an anterior cruciate ligament Sunday, according to Herbie Teope? of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The team will place Stupar on season-ending injured reserve. Stupar was hurt while covering a punt in the Saints’ victory over the Lions. A seventh-round pick of the Raiders in 2012, Stupar also has spent time [more]

Panthers promote QB Garrett Gilbert from practice squad

The Panthers opened Monday with three quarterbacks on their 40-man roster and they’ll close the day with four. The team announced that Garrett Gilbert has been promoted to the active roster from the practice squad. Safety Dez Southward was dropped from the roster in a corresponding move. Gilbert was a Rams sixth-round pick in 2014 [more]

With Fifth Circuit case stalled, NFLPA seeks relief in New York case for Elliott

The NFL Players Association had hoped to promptly get clarity from the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit regarding the question of whether the injunction blocking Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension is, or isn’t, in effect. With the Fifth Circuit not taking action on Monday, the NFLPA needed to go elsewhere. A [more]

Arik Armstead needs hand surgery, IR possible

49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead broke his hand and needs surgery, coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday. San Francisco could place Armstead on injured reserve, which would rule him out for at least eight weeks. “He’s going to need surgery, so it’s going to be some time,” Shanahan said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay [more]

Marcus Mariota active for Titans, as is Brandon Weeden

It’s official: Marcus Mariota will start for the Titans on Monday night. Mariota was questionable on the status report Saturday but still expected to play after practicing every day last week. He missed last week’s game with his hamstring injury. The Titans, though, did keep all three quarterbacks active, with Brandon Weeden suited up as [more]

Mike McCarthy gets angry as reporter asks about Colin Kaepernick

Packers coach Mike McCarthy grew visibly angry today when a reporter asked if Green Bay would consider signing free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. McCarthy said that with Aaron Rodgers injured, the Packers were confident in Brett Hundley as the new starter and Joe Callahan as the backup. When a reporter then asked, “Is there any [more]

PFTPM podcast: Week Six Five-Down Territory edition

Monday began with the PFT Live three-hour radio/TV show. Monday ends with the PFTPM podcast. It’s the Week Six Five-Down Territory edition, with a deep dive into five different topics from the Sunday that was. This week: (1) the Aaron Rodgers injury aftermath, in depth; (2) the implications of Teddy Bridgewater‘s return to practice; (3) [more]

John Harbaugh won’t just blame Marty Mornhinweg for offensive trouble

The Ravens offense showed some signs of life in their Week Five victory over the Raiders, but Sunday’s loss to the Bears saw a return of the bad results from the opening weeks of the season. They gained 291 yards, turned the ball over three times and produced three field goals while the special teams [more]

Elliott will seek preliminary injunction in New York case

As the NFL and NFL Players Association wait for clarity (or something close to it) from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit regarding whether Ezekiel Elliott‘s injunction will remain in place while he pursues a petition for rehearing, the NFLPA will be seeking relief from the other court where Elliott-related issues are [more]

Washington will work out kickers in wake of Dustin Hopkins’ injury

Washington will work out kickers this week in case Dustin Hopkins can’t play against the Eagles next Monday night. Hopkins strained his right hip rotator muscle against the 49ers, coach Jay Gruden said. “He’s pretty sore, Gruden said, via quotes distributed by the team. “... We’ll have to see how it is later [more]

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