Steelers RT Gilbert (concussion) exits MNF
Marcus Gilbert | PIT
(October 20, 2014 9:27 PM EDT)
Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert was forced from Week 7 against the Texans with a concussion.
Mike Adams is in the game next to RG David DeCastro where they'll try and limit J.J. Watt. Gilbert signed a five-year, $30 million extension in August.
Justin Brown headlines Steelers MNF inactives
Justin Brown | PIT
(October 20, 2014 7:12 PM EDT)
Steelers declared WR Justin Brown, NT Steve McLendon, LB Ryan Shazier, CB Ike Taylor, QB Landry Jones, S Shamarko Thomas, and OG Chris Hubbard inactive for Monday night's Week 7 game against the Texans.
Brown is being replaced in the lineup by rookie Martavis Bryant, who is making his NFL debut. McLendon has a shoulder injury, Ike Taylor has a broken forearm, and Shazier remains out with a knee issue. Jones is the No. 3 QB.
Clowney (knee) inactive for Texans on MNF
Jadeveon Clowney | HOU
(October 20, 2014 7:09 PM EDT)
Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is inactive for Monday night's Week 7 game against the Steelers.
Clowney's lateral agility wasn't where the Texans wanted it to be in pre-game warmups. He's been out since undergoing knee surgery after Week 1. Whitney Mercilus is filling in. Also inactive for the Texans are QB Tom Savage, CB Jumal Rolle, CB Josh Aubrey, CB Darryl Morris, OT Jeff Adams, and WR DeVier Posey.
Browns 'briefly' considered going to Manziel
Brian Hoyer | CLE
(October 20, 2014 7:00 PM EDT)
Coach Mike Pettine said the Browns "briefly" considered benching Brian Hoyer in favor of Johnny Manziel in Cleveland's 24-6 loss to Jacksonville.
How could they not have thought about it? Hoyer dropped the worst game of his career on the Jaguars, going 16-of-41 passing, turning it over twice, and taking three sacks. He missed a number of throws. "It was discussed briefly, but it was a situation where we still wanted to at least try to end the game with Brian on a positive note,'' Pettine said. Pettine went on to say Hoyer is "firmly our starter," but that's hard to believe. Once you start thinking about going to the backup, it's just a matter of time. Hoyer can't afford to lose to the 0-6 Raiders.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Seahawks FB Coleman (foot) out 6 weeks
Derrick Coleman | SEA
(October 20, 2014 6:42 PM EDT)
Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman (foot) will miss "at least" six weeks.
Coleman broke his foot in pre-game warmups ahead of Sunday's Week 7 tilt with the Rams. Look for Seattle to add a lead blocker for Marshawn Lynch. Robert Turbin was pressed into the role on Sunday. Coleman could go to I.R.
Bob Condotta on Twitter
Saints re-sign Tom Crabtree
Tom Crabtree | NO
(October 20, 2014 5:48 PM EDT)
Saints re-signed TE Tom Crabtree and waived LB Todd Davis.
Crabtree's re-signing may hint the Saints believe Jimmy Graham (shoulder) isn't quite out of the woods. Crabtree, though, is mostly a special teamer.
Usama Young done for the season
Usama Young | OAK
(October 20, 2014 5:44 PM EDT)
Raiders S Usama Young is done for the season with tears to his ACL and MCL.
The Raiders will turn to liability Brandian Ross opposite Charles Woodson the rest of the way. An already weak secondary gets weaker with Young's loss. He was playing well as a deep safety in the back of DC Jason Tarver's 3-4 scheme.
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Rams give up on fourth-year WR Austin Pettis
Austin Pettis | FA
(October 20, 2014 5:38 PM EDT)
Rams waived WR Austin Pettis.
Pettis wasn't a bad player for St. Louis, but it's obviously too early for the Rams to admit their mistake on Tavon Austin, and Stedman Bailey deserves more playing time at slot receiver. As Pettis is a somewhat useful possession target with red-zone chops and a cheap salary, he may very well get claimed.
Adam Caplan on Twitter
Evan Mathis cleared to resume practicing
Evan Mathis | PHI
(October 20, 2014 5:24 PM EDT)
Eagles LG Evan Mathis (MCL) said he's been cleared to resume practicing.
Currently on the I.R./return list, Mathis isn't eligible to play until Week 10, but it's sounding good for his chances of hitting the playing field then. Mathis is one of the best guards in football. The Eagles also recently got back RT Lane Johnson from suspension. The arrow should be pointing up on Shady McCoy.
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Rashad Jennings noncommittal on return
Andre Williams | NYG
(October 20, 2014 5:08 PM EDT)
Rashad Jennings was noncommittal Monday when asked if he will return from his MCL sprain following the Giants' Week 8 bye.
"I'm not God," said Jennings. "I'm going through my checkpoints. I want to see where it lays." Jennings will try to run on the knee during the open date. He's not begun doing any running outside of the water yet. "You're talking about a running back coming back from an MCL [sprain]," coach Tom Coughlin said. "This is not an easy thing for Rashad either. He is well aware of that. It's his makeup we're counting on. Again, he's doing everything in his power, I can guarantee you that."
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