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Sunday night ratings up, but Week Six sputters overall

Sunday’s Giants-Broncos game had far less appeal than it may have had, given the 0-5 record of the New York team entering the content. But it was still enough to spark an improvement over last year’s Sunday night game from Week Six. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the overnight rating for Sunday Night Football increased to 10.9 [more]

Aaron Rodgers to have surgery

The Packers are prepared for an extended run without quarterback Aaron Rodgers and they should have a better idea about exactly how long pretty soon. Coach Mike McCarthy said at a Monday press conference that Rodgers will have surgery on his broken right collarbone at an unnamed time in the near future. McCarthy repeated the [more]

Bengals sign Clark Harris to extension, promote Hardy Nickerson

The Bengals signed long snapper Clark Harris to a one-year contract extension through the 2018 season, the team announced Monday. Cincinnati also promoted linebacker Hardy Nickerson off the practice squad and signed tight end Scott Orndoff to the practice squad. Harris has played in 131 of a possible 134 games, including the postseason, since joining [more]

Jonathan Allen could miss a month, but Josh Norman close to a return

Washington expects to play without defensive lineman Jonathan Allen for the next three to four weeks, coach Jay Gruden said Monday. The first-round pick has a Lisfranc sprain in his foot, prompting a visit to renowned foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte. “It could take some time,” Gruden said, via quotes distributed by the [more]

Ben McAdoo will meet with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie later this week

The Giants got a win on Sunday night, which was much needed even if it can’t erase all that went wrong for them during the first five weeks of the season. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s suspension was on that list. Rodgers-Cromarite was suspended indefinitely by coach Ben McAdoo last week after a series of acrimonious meetings [more]

Chiefs bring back C.J. Spiller

The Chiefs have a short week before facing the Raiders on Thursday, which means that running back Charcandrick West will have a tough time getting out of the concussion protocol before kickoff. Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports that they are making a familiar move to give themselves more depth in the backfield. [more]

Chargers sign linebacker Josh Keyes

The Chargers added a linebacker Monday, bringing in a face familiar to their coaching staff. Via Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News, the Chargers signed linebacker Josh Keyes. He spent time on the Falcons practice squad last year, where he worked with defensive coordinator Richard Smith, who is now the Chargers’ linebackers coach. [more]

NaVorro Bowman joins the Raiders

Navorro Bowman didn’t have to wait long or go far to find his new NFL team. Bowman has agreed to terms with the Raiders on a one-year contract. A source tells PFT that Bowman will get $3 million for the rest of the year and will be able to keep his full salary from the [more]

Todd Bowles: I don’t give “two shakes” about replay decision

Aside from Patriots fans, NFL head of officiating Al Riveron doesn’t have many people siding with him in his decision to overturn a Jets touchdown and award the ball to New England on Sunday. Riveron defended his replay ruling Monday. Jets coach Todd Bowles, though, refused to fuel the controversy. “I don’t give two shakes [more]

Dan Quinn wants Julio Jones getting the ball more often

The Falcons handed over a 17-point lead against the Dolphins on Sunday, paving the way for a 20-17 loss and a two-game losing streak that will launch a lot of deep thinking in Atlanta this week about how to get better results in the coming weeks. Coach Dan Quinn offered one suggestion, via Vaughn McClure [more]

Bills activate Seantrel Henderson after suspension ends

The Bills finished last season and started this season without Seantrel Henderson. But they welcomed him back today. The team announced that the veteran offensive tackle had been activated back to the active roster today, after he served his 10-game suspension for a substance abuse policy violation. Henderson had a one-week roster exemption last week. [more]

Browns dispute report of efforts to reach out to football executives

The Browns reached out to PFT after Sunday’s report regarding efforts to reach out to football executives, calling the report “not true.” Slightly stronger language was used when reacting to the report in communications to other media outlets. “False and erroneous” (as opposed, I suppose, to “false and accurate” or “true and erroneous”) is the [more]

Packers promote Joe Callahan, place Quinten Rollins on IR

The Packers have found a quarterback, and no, his name is not Colin Kaepernick or Tony Romo. The Packers will go with Brett Hundley as their starter, and as Mike McCarthy announced Sunday night, they will have Joe Callahan as their backup. Green Bay made it official Monday, promoting Callahan from the practice squad. The [more]

Teddy Bridgewater will practice Wednesday

The long wait for Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to return to the field is taking a major step forward on Wednesday. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed that Bridgewater has been given medical clearance to begin practicing for the first time in 14 months and that he will do just that on Wednesday. That will open [more]

Browns will decide by Wednesday whether to go back to DeShone Kizer

The Browns can’t do anything to change last year’s draft or the 2016 draft for that matter. Instead of having Carson Wentz or Deshaun Watson as their quarterback of the future, the Browns have a “week-to-week” decision on their quarterback of the present. “I hear what you’re saying,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said about Wentz [more]

Jerry Richardson skipping this week’s owners meeting

NFL owners are meeting in New York this week in hopes of coming up with a way to extricate themselves from a public relations mess. At least 30 of them are. PFT has learned that Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will not be in attendance this week. That isn’t necessarily surprising considering he was the next-to-last [more]

Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie to miss at least one game

The Broncos sent a couple of their wide receivers for MRIs on Monday and the results showed that they’ll be down a pair of wideouts for at least one game. Broncos coach Vance Joseph said during an appearance on Orange & Blue 760 that both Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie are out for this week’s [more]

Saints re-signing John Hughes

The Saints are re-signing defensive tackle John Hughes on Monday, according to Josh Katzenstein? of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Hughes spent training camp with the Saints and re-signed with the team during the Saints’ bye week. The Saints cut him last week because of a need for offensive line depth. They signed offensive tackle Bryce [more]

Jim Caldwell on bye week after loss: Festering can be a good thing

One of the many cliches employed around the football world is that you have to have a short memory. Whether you’re a quarterback who just threw an interception, a cornerback who got toasted or a team that lost a game, the idea is that it’s better to wipe the slate clean and move on to [more]

Bill Belichick: “Incomprehensible” to think team would start season in peak form

The Patriots improved to 4-2 with a 24-17 win over the Jets on Sunday that featured some good work on both sides of the ball without being quite as overwhelming as many people thought the Patriots would be this season. Patriots coach Bill Belichick was not one of the people making that claim and he [more]

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