Wednesday October 28th, 2015

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots are set to kick off Week 8 of the NFL season on Thursday Night Football. The Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions are the only NFL teams with just one win, while the Patriots, Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals are the five remaining undefeated teams.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.

• The New York Giants have agreed to a one-year deal with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, meaning he could play this weekend against the New Orleans Saints. Pierre-Paul has been recovering from a July 4 fireworks accident that caused him to lose his right index finger and part of his right thumb. 

• The Pittsburgh Steelers expect quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to start Sunday against the Bengals, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Roethlisberger has missed the last four games with an MCL strain.

• Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano’s job is “not safe,” though it’s unlikely the team makes a change this week, reports Bob Kravitz of WTHR.

• Chat Sports: Top 10 potential replacements for Chuck Pagano

• Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that he wants to sign defensive end Greg Hardy to a long-term deal. He also said he’s confident that star wideout Dez Bryant will play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

• Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Kevin White said his return from a shin injury is “a long way off,” reports Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. White hasn’t played this season.

• The Seahawks announced they have signed running back Bryce Brown.

• Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team plans to sign defensive end Aldon Smith to a long-term deal.

• Chat Sports: Three NFL rookies who are turning into superstars

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