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

Steelers’ Art Rooney II on anthem protest: ‘It’s over, as far as I’m concerned’

The Pittsburgh Steelers are getting the message from the top that it’s time to return to their usual routine for the national anthem. Team president Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the team’s well-intended effort to stay out of politics Sunday in Chicago backfired and won’t happen again. The Steelers plan to stand from the sidelines during Sunday’s … Read more

Ty Montgomery rib injury not as serious as thought, per source

Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery is listed as day-to-day and could play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Montgomery left Thursday night’s win over the Chicago Bears in the first quarter with a rib injury. Montgomery was off to a strong start with 28 yards on five carries in the first six plays … Read more

Why Wade might make LeBron and the Cavs less dangerous

How will Dwyane Wade fit with the Cleveland Cavaliers? According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Wade has decided to sign with the Cavaliers when he officially clears waivers Wednesday after agreeing to a buyout with the Chicago Bulls. Wade will be reunited with his former Miami Heat teammate and close friend LeBron James. But at 35, Wade isn’t the same player … Read more

Eric Reid hopes NFL players can refocus on initial goal of Colin Kaepernick’s protests

More than a year since San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid and former quarterback Colin Kaepernick first began kneeling during the national anthem as a silent protest of racial inequality in the United States, they believe that their original message has been lost in translation. As nearly every team in the NFL had players participating in some form of … Read more

LeSean McCoy still respects Jim Kelly, explains anger over President Trump’s anthem comments

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy publicly responded for the first time Wednesday to Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly’s sharp criticism this week of McCoy’s protest during Sunday’s national anthem. “Like I texted him, he said some things to the media that he probably could have said to me,” McCoy said. “But his opinion, it really doesn’t … Read more