Cowboys' Elliott inactive; Stafford will start for Lions
(AP Photo/Aaron Doster)Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott is inactive against San Francisco with a calf injury the two-time rushing championship has been battling for several weeks. Safety Deon Bush (foot) is also out after being listed questionable with Johnson. Cowboys: RB Ezekiel Elliott, QB Ben DiNucci, WR Malik Turner, CB Rashard Robinson, DE Bradlee Anae, LB Luke Gifford, DE Ron’Dell Carter. ___JACKSONVILLE AT BALTIMOREJaguars: CB Sidney Jones, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Quincy Williams, DT Daniel Ross, QB Jake Luton. Ravens: DE Calais Campbell, CB Jimmy Smith, CB Marcus Peters, RB Mark Ingram, LB Kristian Welch, DE Jihad Ward, C Trystan Colon-Castillo.
Daniel Jones active, expected to start for Giants vs. Cards
Daniel Jones is active and is expected to start at quarterback for the New York Giants against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. After missing last week’s game with a hamstring injury, Jones practiced fully for the first time on Friday. Jaguars: QB Jake Luton, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Kamalei Correa, LB Quincy Williams, C Brandon Linder, TE Tyler Davis, DE Reggie Gilbert. Giants: WR Dante Pettis, CB Darnay Holmes (knee), ILB T.J. Brunson, OT Kyle Murphy, OT Jackson Barton, DE R.J. McIntosh. Buccaneers: DL Khalil Davis, CB Jamel Dean, RB Leonard Fournette, QB Ryan Griffin, TE Tanner Hudson, DL Jeremiah Ledbetter.
Steelers' Roethlisberger active after virus-related absence
The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers wound up relatively healthy for their game against the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals following a brush with the novel coronavirus. Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu is also back after missing a game with a knee injury. Cincinnati is without running back Joe Mixon, whose lingering foot injury is forcing him to miss a third game in a row. Receiver Cooper Kupp, left tackle Andrew Whitworth and running back Darrell Henderson all were active after missing practices with injuries. Raiders: T Kolton Miller (ankle), DT Maurice Hurst (ankle), QB Marcus Mariota, RB Theo Riddick, G John Simpson, DT Daniel Ross.
Brady continues group workouts despite NFLPA recommendation
With NFL training facilities still closed to players because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brady has been leading small voluntary workouts near downtown Tampa for much of the past month. The latest session came just three days after the Bucs confirmed an unspecified number of individuals tested positive for COVID-19 at the team's training center. The same day, NFL Players Association medial director Dr. Thom Mayer, recommended all NFL players refrain from working out in group settings until training camp begins next month. It is our consensus medical opinion that in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in certain states that no players should be engaged in practicing together in private workouts," Mayer said. The Bucs did not release the number or names of people who tested positive at the teams headquarters.
Houston Texans 2020 Offseason Position Preview: Tight Ends
Now comes 2020, and the tight end group is one of the more intriguing groups on the team. Here are three burning Texan questions on the tight end position:Do the Texans bring back free agent Darren Fells? However, he showed a great knack for watching the football, particularly in the red zone, where he set a team record for touchdown catches by a tight end with seven. At age 34, he is probably the tight end version of Carlos Hyde a solid veteran coming off an outlier season. The Texans have used three third round picks in the last two drafts on tight ends, so it's doubtful that they would use the 57th overall pick or their third round pick on a tight end.houstonpress.com
Texans hope for more production out of tight ends in 2019
HOUSTON - The Houston Texans havent thrown much to their tight ends in the past couple of seasons. In 2018, Ryan Griffin, Jordan Thomas and Jordan Akins combined for 745 yards on 61 catches and only 4 touchdowns, all by Thomas. This years crop of tight ends are similar to last years squad, but with Darren Fells replacing Ryan Griffin, and the Jordans having more experience. Lets take a look at this years tight ends:Air JordanJordan Thomas6-foot-5, 277 pounds2nd Year2018 Stats: 20 catches, 215 yards, 4 touchdownsWhat they say: Lightning and thunder baby. Im quicker, hes faster, hes more the thumper, Im more the go get the ball. Tight end Jordan Akins on the comparison to him and Jordan Thomas.