Week 10 of the NFL season is here.
Josh Allen should play against the Vikings
Josh Allen is still officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with the Minnesota Vikings, but his status just got a major boost.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Allen’s work in practice on Friday went well, so the Buffalo Bills start their franchise QB on Sunday even though he’s still nursing a sprained elbow.
Allen was restricted to practice on Friday, which marked his first job all week.
“We’re literally in an hour-to-hour situation here,” coach Sean McDermott said Friday, via ESPN, “just watching how he’s going to progress through the day and as he goes. going through his various medical tests, making sure he’s able to tick the boxes and progressing to where we can see if we can carry on through the day here.”
Allen was injured in their loss to the New York Jets last week after suffering a sack on their final drive. He is reportedly struggling with a UCL injury to his right elbow.
If for some reason Allen can’t go on Sunday, it will be his first missed game since his rookie season in 2018. He missed four games that season with a similar elbow injury. In this case, it would be Case Keenum who would initiate the bills.
The Bills also announced the release of safety Jordan Poyer with an elbow injury and defensive end Greg Rousseau with an ankle injury.
Rams’ Matthew Stafford progresses through concussion protocol
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford had limited practice on Friday, though his status for Sunday’s game with the Arizona Cardinals is still unknown.
Stafford went into concussion protocol this week, the Rams suddenly announced Wednesday, though it’s unclear exactly what happened. He was examined after their loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he was hit eight times and sent off four times.
While Friday’s limited testing is a good sign, it’s unclear if he’ll be ready to start on Sunday. If he can’t, substitute John Wolford will go – in what will be his third career start.
TJ Watt ready for comeback
Pittsburgh Steelers passing thrower TJ Watt said Friday he will play in their Sunday game against the New Orleans Saints after missing seven games with a pectoral injury.
Watt went down in his season opener with a pectoral injury, then opted for knee surgery last month while on injured reserve.
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Browns rule out David Njoku against Dolphins
The Browns ruled out linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and tight end David Njoku for their game against the Miami Dolphins this week.
Owusu-Koramoah returned to training on Friday for the first time since suffering a knee injury last month, but he is not yet ready to take the field fully. Njoku suffered a sprained ankle against the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 23. He didn’t train at all on Friday.
Cornerback Denzel Ward said he will play Sunday after missing more than a month with a concussion.
The Chargers will once again be without their top two receivers, the team announced Friday.
Allen will miss his seventh game this season as he continues to battle a nagging hamstring injury. He didn’t train all week after missing Week 9 as well. Allen briefly returned in Week 7 after an initial five-game absence, but only saw two targets in just 23 offensive snaps.
Williams, meanwhile, will miss his second game since suffering an ankle sprain in Week 7. Williams was also expected to be out for at least a month, but the Chargers also got their bye in week 8. It is unclear whether his schedule for improved return.
Colts LB Shaq Leonard at IR
The Colts sent linebacker Shaquille Leonard to injured reserve on Friday, which will keep him out for at least four games with a lingering back injury.
Leonard suffered a setback in training this week and said he still had nervous issues. He only played three games this season while struggling with the injury, which stemmed from back surgery during the offseason. He then suffered a concussion in his first game back, which sent him off.
It’s unclear whether Leonard will be able to return to the field this season.
The Colts also ruled out running back Deon Jackson and tight end Jelani Woods for their game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Kenny Golladay, it seems, is finally ready to play for the New York Giants again.
Golladay, after missing nearly six weeks with a knee injury, is officially a doubt for Sunday against the Houston Texans. Barring a setback, however, coach Brian Daboll said he was “optimistic he should be ready to go”.
Golladay has just two catches for 22 yards in four games this season. He has missed the last four games due to his knee injury.
The Giants are also expected to recover cornerback Cor’Dale Flott from a calf injury, and linebacker Oshane Ximines is back with a quad injury. Tight end Daniel Bellinger still has an eye injury.
Packers CB Eric Stokes likely out for the season
The Green Bay Packers will likely be without cornerback Eric Stokes for the rest of the season.
Stokes injured his ankle and knee in their loss to the Detroit Lions last week, and coach Matt LaFleur said Sunday it “seemed unlikely” he could return at all.
Their former first-round pick has 26 tackles in nine starts this season.
The Packers will also be without linebacker Rashan Gary, who also suffered a season-ending knee injury last week.
The Packers, who have lost five straight, will host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.
The Tennessee Titans will be without several defensive players on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
The Titans ruled out defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, linebackers Bud Dupree and Zach Cunningham and safety Amani Hooker with various injuries.
Simmons first injured his ankle against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7 and made it worse last week. Dupree will miss his fourth game this season with a hip injury he first suffered in September.
Hooker has a shoulder injury and will miss his second straight game. Cunningham is out again with an elbow injury after missing training this week. He missed a month earlier in the year with that injury but played last week.
The Steelers get TJ Watt back, but now they’re losing safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Fitzpatrick will miss Sunday’s game against the Saints with appendicitis.
At this point, all we know is that he will miss Sunday’s game, but he might need more recovery time. Rapoport didn’t say if Fitzpatrick underwent surgery, but the logical conclusion is that he did because an inflamed appendix can’t stay inside the body.
Fitzpatrick leads the Steelers with three interceptions and has 45 tackles and a touchdown. Damontae Kazee will probably start in his place.
Titans QB Ryan Tannehill expected to start against Broncos
The Tennessee Titans get their QB back. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Ryan Tannehill is set to start against the Broncos on Sunday.
Tannehill suffered an ankle injury in Week 7 and hasn’t played since. It was listed as questionable this week, as it has been for the past two weeks. What’s different this time? Tannehill trained all week without issue.
With Tannehill out, the Titans went 1-1 with Malik Willis starting under center.
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