By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
The Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints will kick off an exciting slate of Week 6 NFL action on Thursday night, as Atlanta looks to continue its undefeated start to the season. The Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots are also still undefeated, while the Detroit Lions are the only team still searching for its first win.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below:
• The Washington Redskins announced that wide receiver DeSean Jackson is “hopeful” he can play on Sunday against the New York Jets. Jackson has been out since he sustained a hamstring injury in Week 1.
• Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is not expected to start Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports. Roethlisberger has missed the last two games with a sprained MCL.
• Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden is “pissed” about being demoted to the team’s backup, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports. The Cowboys named Matt Cassel the starter over Weeden on Wednesday.