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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #164 • Sep. 28th, 2020


News And Notes From Around The League

Howdy Folks,

Week 3 is a wrap and we're on to Week 4. We've got the News and Notes you need so let's get to it.

J

SITE NEWS

A. The Audible Podcast - Week 3 Recap
In This Episode: Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom recap the Week 3 NFL games. Topics Include - is Bengals QB Joe Burrow going to hold up to the beating he is taking on a weekly basis, a huge day for Vikings rookie WR Justin Jefferson, what to take away from the performance of Bills QB Josh Allen after three weeks, plus more!


1. CHI - Chicago turning to QB Nick Foles in Week 4

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles was named the starting quarterback ahead of Mitch Trubisky for Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Sept. 28.

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That didn't take long. The Bears pulled the plug on Trubisky in Week 3 during the game and are now moving forward with Foles as their starter. The team is undefeated and wants to make a run if at all possible. They feel Foles gives them the best chance to do just that.

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2. DEN - No practice for QB Drew Lock

Source: ESPN.com - Rich Cimini

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (shoulder) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 28. The Broncos did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

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This is a team in desperate need of a spark but we're still expecting it to be a couple more weeks before Lock is back.

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3. CHI - RB Tarik Cohen done for the year

Source: ChicagoBears.com

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen (knee) was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sept. 28.

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Cohen just got a new contract from the Bears about a week ago and now will be done for the 2020 season. The Bears now move forward continuing with David Montgomery as their lead back but Cordarrelle Patterson and Ryan Nall will work as reserve runners. Cohen should be ready around the start of the 2021 season, although the Bears will likely take it easy on him in next year's training camp.

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4. SEA - RB Chris Carson receives good news

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (knee) had an MRI reveal a minor sprain in his knee, and he has a chance to play in Week 4.

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Fantasy GMs and Seahawks fans can breathe a sigh of relief here. Carson is likely to be limited when he does get back to practice. Keep an eye on his Friday status before deciding on him in Week 4. Stay tuned. They have Carlos Hyde to take over as the primary ball-carrier if Carson has to miss time.

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5. TB - WR Chris Godwin awaiting MRI results

Source: NFL Network - James Palmer

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on the hamstring injury Monday, Sept. 28, he suffered in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos.

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Godwin missed Week 2 with a concussion but he was out there in Week 3 against the Broncos. He played most of the game but tweaked this hamstring late in the contest. We'll know more about his status going forward after the MRI results are known.

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6. SEA - S Jamal Adams has minor groin strain

Source: NBC Sports Northwest - Lindsey Wisniewski

Seattle Seahawks S Jamal Adams (groin) was diagnosed with a first-degree groin strain Monday, Sept. 28. Although head coach Pete Carroll did not provide a timetable, the typical recovery for such an injury is usually one to two weeks.

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Seattle's defense is already struggling enough, and without Adams the team would be without one of their top playmakers on that side of the ball. Keep this in mind when you're breaking ties while picking your fantasy starters.

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7. IND - Michael Pittman out for about a month

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (leg) was diagnosed with compartment leg syndrome in his calf following the game in Week 3 and had surgery Sunday, Sept. 27.

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Pittman flashed a little bit for the Colts before the surgery. He's a big-bodied wide receiver who can be a target in the red zone when he returns. Head coach Frank Reich told reporters the surgery went well Monday, Sept. 28, and that he expects Pittman back around Week 8.

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8. IND - WR Parris Campbell to get surgery done soon

Source: The Indianapolis Star - Jim Ayello

Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell (knee) will reportedly undergo a procedure 'soon' on the damage he suffered in his medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament in Week 2, but he has yet to be ruled out for the season by the team, according to Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star.

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Campbell is not expected back for the Colts until after their Week 7 bye. Fantasy GMs with shallow benches can feel comfortable moving on from Campbell for the time being.

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9. LVR - Las Vegas concerned about health of rookie WRs

Source: The Athletic - Vic Tafur

Las Vegas Raiders WRs Henry Ruggs III (hamstring) and WR Bryan Edwards (ankle) could be in danger of missing Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, according to comments made by head coach Jon Gruden on Monday, Sept. 28. Gruden acknowledged he had to check with his trainers first before providing a full update, however.

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Losing Ruggs and Edwards for any amount of time would be devastating for the passing game. They don't have much behind that dynamic rookie duo. We like Hunter Renfrow, but he's a no.3 slot receiver not someone who can handle no.1 duties on the outside.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of the Footballguys Family. We appreciate you.

We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J