NFL rumors: Week 8 news on injuries, suspensions, more
By Tom Downey, Chat Sports
A Sunday full of NFL games started and ended with overtime games. The Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins tied in London, but the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles in a thriller on Sunday Night Football. The NFL Trade Deadline is Tuesday, and that's led to various rumblings centered on notable players who could be dealt.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• Midway through his 14th NFL season, Andre Johnson is calling it a career. The longtime Houston Texans wide receiver informed the Tennessee Titans of his decision to retire Monday.
• Peter King of Sports illustrated said he'd be "extremely surprised" if Cleveland Browns trade offensive tackle Joe Thomas.
• The Cowboys won Sunday night, but lost two defensive starters. Cornerback Morris Claiborne suffered a sports hernia and could have a "prolonged absence," per Todd Archer of ESPN. Safety Barry Church broke his forearm in the game as well.
• Quarterback Tony Romo isn't ready to return either. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Romo is not ready to play and that he expects Dak Prescott to start against the Browns next week.
• The Pittsburgh Steelers expect to have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back for their Week 9 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, reports Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Roethlisberger has missed one game after tearing his meniscus.
• Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has been released from the hospital following a sideline collision in Denver's win over the San Diego Chargers Sunday.
• Richard Sherman was not happy about the officiating in the Seattle Seahawks' loss to the New Orleans Saints. Sherman told ESPN "the calls, or lack thereof, were pretty egregious." The Seahawks were whistled for 11 penalties, and the Saints two.
• Cam Newton isn't happy with the officials either. Newton told reporters after the Carolina Panthers' win over the Arizona Cardinals that he doesn't feel safe and he plans on talking to commissioner Roger Goodell.