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The Friday 5: September 15th

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Aaron Rodgers

After suffering an Achilles’ injury on Monday Night Football and having season-ending surgery this week, New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not be counted out. Rodgers went on “The Pat McAfee Show” and said: “Give me the doubts, give me the timetables, give me all the things that you think can, should or will happen, because all I need is that one little extra percent of inspiration. That’s all I need. So, give me your doubts, give me your prognostications, and then watch what I do.”

Does this mean the 39-year-old QB plans to be back on the field in 2024? Time will tell. In the interim, get well soon A-Rodg.


Kansas City Chiefs

After losing in Week 1 to the Detroit Lions, the Kansas City Chiefs head to Jacksonville in Week 2 to take on the Jaguars. But this week, they have reinforcements in the forms of TE Travis Kelce and DT Chris Jones.

Sporting a sleeve on his right leg, Kelce returned to practice this week, after dealing with a hyperextended knee. The Chiefs had a hard time catching passes without him. Meanwhile, Jones and KC were able to come to terms on a one-year deal that ended his holdout.

Kansas City is a 3.5 point favorite over the 1-0 Jaguars.


Chase Young

Russell Wilson and the 0-1 Broncos welcome the Washington Commanders (1-0) to Denver on Sunday, and they do so with a little more to contend with on the Commanders’ defensive line, as DE Chase Young is back.

Young missed Week 1 with a neck injury that he suffered in the preseason, adding an even tougher task for the Broncos’ O-line. All that being said, the Broncos are a 3.5 point favorite in Sunday’s game.


Avonte Maddox and the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) beat the Minnesota Vikings (0-2), 34-28, on Thursday night, but the win came with a cost. Per Adam Schefter, the Eagles believe CB Avonte Maddox suffered a torn pectoral, which would have him out for the season. He is reportedly getting a second opinion.

Maddox left the game in the second quarter and was ruled out later in the game. The Eagles are already thin at slot corner, while they are also dealing with a myriad of other injuries. S Reed Blankenship (ribs), RB Kenny Gainwell (ribs), and CB James Bradberry (concussion) were all out for Thursday’s game. RB Boston Scott (head) and WR Quez Watkins (hamstring) both got injured during the game. LB Nakobe Dean (foot) is on IR. It’s Week 2. Oof.


More NFL Injury Updates

  • The Baltimore Ravens (1-0) will take on the Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) without the following starters: OT Ronnie Staley (knee), C Tyler Linderbaum (ankle), CB Marlon Humphrey (foot), and S Marcus Williams (pectoral).
  • Los Angeles Rams’ WR Puka Nakua (oblique) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, but Rams’ head coach Sean McVay said the team expects him to be active.
  • The Tennessee Titans (0-1) will take on the Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) on Sunday with a depleted secondary, as S Amani Hooker (concussion) and CB Kristian Fulton (hamstring) have been ruled out. Tennessee WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is listed as questionable.
  • Meanwhile Chargers’ RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday.
Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

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