Thursday September 11th, 2014

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  • A tough day, saying goodbye to Pro Bowl center Nick Hardwick, headed to the IR list with a season ending, if not likely career ending, nerve damage issue in his neck and shoulder…Journeyman Rich Orhnberger will be the starter…Bolts will move rookie Chris Watt into the backup center role…Watt played nearly the entire preseason game against Arizona and held up well…RT-DJ Fluker was limited in Wednesday practice with knee and ankle issues but seems well enough to play against Seattle…ex-Charger WR-Vincent Brown has workouts lined up with as many as 8-teams after he reached money injury settlement with Bolts last week.

– NFL Notebook –


  • DE-John Abraham leaves the club to contemplate the future after suffering a severe concussion on Monday night in a collision with DJ Fluker…reports he has had memory loss problems over the last year…Father of Cardinals WR-Larry Fitzgerald chides team for not throwing the ball more to his son in Monday game-Larry Jr-responds “he doesn’t speak for me”.


  • Falcons going with RB by committee setup with Steven Jackson and Quizz Rodgers


  • GM-Ozzie Newsome says Ray Rice did not lie to him in sitdown meeting-“everything he explained to us was what was on just released video.”…Bernard Pierce takes over as lead Ravens RB.


  • Incoming owner Terry Pegula bid an NFL record 1.4B to buy the team.


  • QB-Cam Newton back on practice field…missed last game with minor fracture of ribs from preseason.


  • LB-Lance Briggs under fire…was out till 4am on Saturday-day before opening day loss to Buffalo…”What I do on my own time is my own business”….had missed practice one day last week to take part in opening of his new restaurant…WR’s Brandon Marshall-Alshon Jeffrey miss workouts.


  • TE-Ty Eifert placed on IR-dislocated elbow.


  • WR-Josh Gordon in interview in Miami “I am not a drug addict”…Admitted he checked himself into Malibu rehab clinic in off season for evaluation…says he tested clean 70X row..said positive drug test was 2nd hand marijuana smoke….RB-Ben Tate out 4W-sprained knee.


  • Owner Jerry Jones sued for 1M-by Oklahoma stripper who charged Jones sexually assaulted her and then threatened her after evening with 3-women in 2009….Jones reportedly paid the women 200,000 for their silence…5 year old photos surfaced last month….LB-Justin Durant will miss 4W with groin injury.


  • Works out CB-Dmitri Patterson-ex Jet..Lions lose two RTs-Adrian Wattle-calf..Corey Hilliard-sprained knee.

Green Bay

  • RB-Eddie Lacy-out of practice-lingering concussion issue from last Thursday’s game.


  • WR-Cecil Shorts comes off field after two snaps-hamstring issues again…WR-Marqise Lee leaves with hamstring injury.


  • Dolphins scrambling having lost all 3LBs last weekend.


  • Criticism that Giants have turned Eli Manning into a ‘dunk-dink’ short yardage passing QB.


  • CB-Dee Milliner goes thru full practice…had been out 3W-with ankle problems.


  • RB-Maurice Jones Drew undergoes surgery for possible fracture of hand.


  • Lose 2-OL starters…OT-Allen Barbre-fractured foot…OG-Evan Mathis-sprained knee-placed on 8W-IR…LB-Najee Goode-torn pectoral muscle.


  • RB-KR-Dri Archer out Thursday night game with ankle problems.

St Louis

  • DE-Chris Long placed on 8W-IR following ankle surgery-bone chips.

San Francisco

  • OT-Anthony Davis out again with hamstring problems…RB-LaMichael James clears waivers.


  • Coach Pete Carroll admits team is challenged at CB now…Injuries to Tharold Simon-Jeremy Lane…Loss of Brandon Browner-Walter Thurmond to free agency.

Tampa Bay

  • Lose CB-Mike Jenkins for year-torn Pectoral…RB-Doug Martin-misses practice knee issues.


  • DT-Kedric Golston-groin….NT-Barry Cofield placed on 8W-IR-ankle….QB-RG3 says team needs to “go downfield more” in passing attack
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