Injury roundup: Chargers’ Melvin Gordon to play

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is expected to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The former Wisconsin Badger injured his knee in last Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. In his third season, Gordon is averaging 3.3 yards per carry and has scored two touchdowns. Other injury news we are keeping an … Read more

Byron Maxwell (hamstring) inactive for Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins cornerback crew is thin heading into Sunday’s tilt versus Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium in London. Starting cornerback Byron Maxwell is officially inactive after tweaking his hamstring, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Maxwell already wasn’t slated to start, per Rapoport, after early season struggles in which he’d been toasted repeatedly. … Read more

Steelers still upset about how last week’s national anthem protest was handled

No team is dealing with more internal strife following the president’s remarks about NFL players last week than the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tensions have lingered after the team’s decision to remain — mostly — off the field during the playing of the national anthem last Sunday in Chicago. The organization attempted to put the issue behind them … Read more

Bruce Arians: Palmer playing ‘lights out’ for Cardinals

The 1-2 Arizona Cardinals are still unrecognizable to their counterparts from 2015, but head coach Bruce Arians thinks quarterback Carson Palmer is giving the team a chance to revisit their recently dominant past. “I don’t think our quarterback could have played any better,” Arians said of Palmer’s Monday Night Football performance against the Cowboys (29 of 48 for 325 yards and two touchdowns), via … Read more

Randall Cobb is on his way back. The Packers receiver told NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz that he’s “optimistic” he’ll play on Thursday Night Football against the Bears this week. Cobb missed Sunday’s overtime win over the Bengals with a chest injury. Cobb was a limited participant in practice Tuesday. The Packers’ offense is in sneaky-good shape. Despite no rushing game against the Bengals last week and Aaron Rodgers getting … Read more

Why danger lurks in Bok front row

Cape Town – Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is flirting increasingly with peril right across the physically-demanding front row in his Test side. By giving his most common substitutes in the three berths –Steven Kitshoff (loosehead prop), Bongi Mbonambi(hooker) and Trevor Nyakane (tighthead/utility) – pretty restricted game-time throughout the Rugby Championshipand also before it, the risk only swells that they will … Read more

“Pat Tillman’s widow: His service ‘should never be politicized”

After President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet with Pat Tillman’s photo, Tillman’s widow is calling for people to stop using her husband’s service for political agendas. “As a football player and soldier, Pat inspired countless Americans to unify,” Marie Tillman wrote in a statement to CNN. “It is my hope that his memory should always remind … Read more