Archive for October, 2012

Lulay Calvillo among players up for CFL outstanding player award

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Quarterbacks Travis Lulay of the B.C. Lions and Anthony Calvillo of the Montreal Alouettes were named their teams representatives for CFL outstanding player Wednesday in voting conducted by members of the Football Reporters of Canada and the CFL head coaches.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/story/2012/10/31/sp-cfl-football-player-awards.html?cmp=rss

Bills’ run defense braces to face Texans’ Foster (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills defensive end Chris Kelsay doesn't require a crystal ball to guess what the Houston Texans will have in store for them this weekend.

Jordy Nelson, Ryan Tannehill headline Week 9?s initial injury reports (Shutdown Corner)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Week 9 of the NFL's 2012 regular season is upon us. Here's a spin around the league's injury situations we'll be monitoring over the next few days. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh responded to their $20,000 fine from the National Football League by saying that the will list all injuries in the future. Harbaugh did not disappoint on Wednesday,  listing 15 players on their injury report, 11 of whom had "full participation". Included in that group was safety Ed Reed, whose admission that he had a shoulder injury prompted the league to look into the matter in the first place. Reed was one of the full participants, designated with shoulder and chest injuries. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was limited by a shoulder injury, but should play against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (calf) and cornerback Dimitri Patterson (ankle) did not practice, but the defense will get a boost this week as 2011 first round pick Phil Taylor is expected to make his 2012 debut on Sunday. Taylor has not yet been moved from the PUP list to the active roster, therefore he's not on the practice participation report. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday and won't practice on Thursday. If Nelson's rehabilitation progresses, he could practice and Friday and play against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Nelson was a game-time decision in Week 8, but was ruled out 90 minutes before the Packers' 24-15 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb (ribs) and guard Adam Snyder (quadriceps) did not practice on Wednesday. Four Cardinals, including safety Kerry Rhodes (back), were limited. Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon did not practice on Wednesday due to a sprained right ankle. Weatherspoon leads the Falcons with 52 tackles, is second on the club with three sacks and hadn't missed a snap on the season prior to his injury, which required him to be carted off the field for precautionary purposes. Whether or not Weatherspoon plays this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys will be determined on Thursday. Wide receiver Dez Bryant (hip) was among eight Cowboys to miss practice on Wednesday. That list also included defensive end Jason Hatcher (shin), running back DeMarco Murray (foot) and linebacker Dan Connor. Bryant and Hatcher are expected to play on Sunday, while Murray and Connor will likely miss the Falcons game. Miami Dolphins first round quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee) was limited on Wednesday, but hopes to play against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. "Just taking it one day at a time," Tannehill said via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. "I want to play obviously. I'm going to do everything I can to be ready, and hopefully that's the case. I'm doing everything I can — icing it multiple times a day…You want to see where you are, if you get your range of motion back, if the pain is tolerable, (if) you're able to take your drop backs and step into throws."

Roos hopes to play, bolster Titans’ banged-up line (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Left tackle Michael Roos is practicing again and definitely wants back on the field Sunday. The shape the Tennessee offensive line is in, the Titans certainly need him Sunday with the Chicago Bears visiting.

Nets opener postponed by Sandy; NYC Marathon on (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
The Nets' regular-season debut in Brooklyn will have to wait. The New York City Marathon, however, is good to go.

Manning says right thumb sore but OK (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
DENVER (AP) -- Peyton Manning's right thumbnail was covered with white tape and put under a media microscope upon his return to the football field Wednesday.

Blue Jays exercise option on Darren Oliver, re-sign Rajai Davis

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised their $3 million option on left-hander Darren Oliver and have signed outfielder Rajai Davis to a one-year, $2.5 million contract after declining the option on his previous two-year deal.

Dolphins’ Bush says if Jets don’t like him, tough (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins don't play the archrival New York Jets again this year, yet the barbs keep coming.

Get through game vs. Arizona, and Packers can rest (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers can read a schedule as well as anyone else.

Cardinals not ready for drastic changes yet (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals have one of the NFL's worst offenses, injuries and ineptitude preventing them from running the ball effectively, protect the quarterback or score more than a handful of points.