James Harrison on snaps: ‘Just doing what I’m asked’

Pittsburgh Steelers
September 23, 2017

James Harrison played nary a snap against the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday, and barely saw the field in Pittsburgh’s opener against the Cleveland Browns. The 39-year-old was still performing at a high level when last we saw him in the AFC Championship Game, so Harrison would be right to be upset over his time on the sideline. Instead, the aging linebacker has channeled his inner Marshawn Lynch on the matter….

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Dolphins suspend LB Lawrence Timmons indefinitely

Miami Dolphins
September 19, 2017

The Miami Dolphins announced Tuesday they have suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely. Timmons, who signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Dolphins this offseason, was not with the team for its season-opening win over the Los Angeles Chargers. A team spokesman told NFL Network’s Steve Wyche before the game that his absence was not team or football related. Timmons was with the Dolphins for practice in Southern California all…

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Tomlin explains James Harrison’s lack of playing time

Pittsburgh Steelers
September 19, 2017

The NFL’s official game book confirmed an occurrence that puzzled some Steelers fans Sunday: James Harrison logged no snaps in the club’s 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Head coach Mike Tomlin did not treat that as an indictment of the 39-year-old’s skill level, instead complimenting 2015 sixth-round pick Anthony Chickillo. Chickillo had two sacks and five tackles over the team’s first two games. “Is [Harrison] dropping [on the depth…

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Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell: ‘I’m due for an explosion play’

Pittsburgh Steelers
September 18, 2017

A week after keeping his touches to a minimum, the Pittsburgh Steelers fed Le’Veon Bell in Sunday’s 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Bell earned 27 carries and four receptions Sunday, compared to just 13 totes in Week 1. While he got 31 touches, there was a distinct lack of explosive plays from Bell. The Pro Bowl running back earned just 3.2 yards per carry, with a long of 11…

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Sam Bradford won’t play Sunday due to sore knee

Minnesota Vikings
September 17, 2017

After doing very little in pregame warm-ups, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will sit out Sunday’s tilt versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bradford is officially inactive with a knee injury. Case Keenum will start for the Vikings. Coach Mike Zimmer expressed optimism Friday that Bradford would start after undergoing an MRI and being limited in practice. But after Bradford tossed a few passes at Heinz Field and appeared to favor the…

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Twenty-eight things to know about Week 2 injury report

September 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Running back Donnel Pumphrey, who tore his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice, was placed on injured reserve Friday afternoon. The 5-foot-9 Pumphrey impressed coaches during offseason workouts as a potential weapon in the passing game out of the backfield. The fourth-round rookie struggled in the preseason, however, and was inactive Week 1. The injury could stymie the rookie’s development this season, as…

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Twenty-eight things to know about Week 2 injuries

September 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Running back Donnel Pumphrey, who tore his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice, was placed on injured reserve Friday afternoon. The 5-foot-9 Pumphrey impressed coaches during offseason workouts as a potential weapon in the passing game out of the backfield. The fourth-round rookie struggled in the preseason, however, and was inactive Week 1. The injury could stymie the rookie’s development this season, as…

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Injuries: Pumphrey suffers torn hamstring in practice

philadelphia eagles
September 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Friday that fourth-round running back Donnel Pumphrey tore his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The injury will sideline the rookie for an extended period. Pederson added the team hasn’t decided on whether Pumphrey might go on injured reserve. The 5-foot-9 Pumphrey impressed coaches during offseason workouts as a potential…

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Injury roundup: Donnel Pumphrey suffers torn hamstring

philadelphia eagles
September 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Friday that fourth-round running back Donnel Pumphrey tore his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The injury is set to sideline the rookie for about four to six weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Pederson added the team hasn’t decided on whether Pumphrey might go on injured reserve. The…

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Injuries: Donnel Pumphrey suffers torn hamstring

September 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Friday that fourth-round running back Donnel Pumphrey tore his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The injury is set to sideline the rookie for about four to six weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Pederson added the team hasn’t decided on whether Pumphrey might go on injured reserve. The…

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