Alabama Crimson Tide in the NFL Week 7 Tracker: Bo Scarbrough, Jared Mayden Activated

One game clearly stands out on the Week 7 NFL schedule, with former Alabama teammates Derrick Henry and Minkah Fitzpatrick in the middle of Steelers at Titans
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Alabama had a pair of former players activated by their respective teams on Saturday.

Running back Bo Scarbrough was taken off injured reserve by the Lions and along with cornerback Mike Ford added to the 53-man active roster. Both are eligible to pay this week against the Falcons. 

Scarbrough joins a crowded backfield as the Lions already have Adrian Peterson, Kerryon Johnson, and D’Andre Swift. Last season he had 377 rushing yards over six games, including two starts. 

Meanwhile, with safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward both dealing with injuries, the San Francisco 49ers promoted  Johnathan Cyprien and Jared Mayden from the practice squad.

Mayden can play nearly anywhere in a pinch, and on special teams. He'll wear No. 43 for the 49ers.

Robert Foster has a New Team, Again

A former Alabama players had been on the move, while another has been sidelined this week. 

Wide receiver Robert Foster, who was recently released by Buffalo Bills, signed to be on the Green Bay Packers' practice squad, only to be stolen away and quickly added to the active roster of the Washington Football Team. 

Washington is in desperate need at the position following numerous injuries, including Kelvin Harmon (ACL), Emanuel Hall (achilles), Steven Sims Jr. (toe), Antonio Gandy-Golden (hamstring) and Isaiah Wright (shoulder).

However, Foster won't be active for Sunday's game against Dallas due to the NFL's 6 day protocol for COVID-19 testing. The team has a bye next week. 

In 25 games with the Bills, Foster had 30 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns during the 2018-19 seasons. 

Meanwhile, third-year cornerback Anthony Averett has been placed on injured reserve (shoulder) by the Ravens. Coach John Harbaugh told reporters that Averett suffered his injury against the Eagles and is expected to be out for five or six weeks.

Week 7 Preview

Week 7 of the NFL schedule is all about the matchups, even when it comes to former Alabama players. 

For example, the Sunday night game between Las Vegas and Tampa Bay will see Jon Gruden and Tom Brady on opposite sidelines for just the third time. 

Their most memorable meeting was the first, on Jan. 19, 2002, a snowy evening at Foxboro Stadium, where Brady rallied New England to a 16-13 overtime win over the Raiders to earn his first career playoff win en route to victory in Super Bowl XXXVI over the St. Louis Rams. 

Meanwhile, Kansas City at Denver will feature two of the game's best young quarterbacks. Last week, Patrick Mahomes, appearing in his 37th career game, became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 90 career touchdown passes, surpassing the previous mark held by Dan Marino.

But the marquee matchup is between Pittsburgh and Tennessee, two of the league's three remaining undefeated teams. It’s only the sixth contest in the Super Bowl era, and just the eighth overall NFL game, matching teams that have at least five wins and zero losses.

Think safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is looking forward to a reunion with running back Derrick Henry? 

Isaiah Buggs and J.C. Hassenauer are also on the Pittsburgh roster, while Rashaan Evans is a defensive standout for Tennessee. It's our matchup of the week.

NFL Schedule Week 7

Thursday's game

New York Giants at Philadelphia, 7:20 p.m., Fox, NFL Network

Sunday's games 

Detroit at Atlanta, noon, Fox

Cleveland at Cincinnati, noon, CBS

Green Bay at Houston, noon, Fox

Carolina at New Orleans, noon, Fox

Buffalo at New York Jets, noon, CBS

Pittsburgh at Tennessee, noon, CBS

Dallas at Washington, noon, Fox

Seattle at Arizona, 3:05 p.m., Fox

Kansas City at Denver, 3:25 p.m., CBS

Jacksonville at Los Angeles Chargers, 3:25 p.m., CBS

San Francisco at New England, 3:25 p.m., CBS

Tampa Bay at Las Vegas, 7:20 p.m., NBC

Monday's game

Chicago at Los Angeles Rams, 7:15 p.m., ESPN

Bye: Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, Minnesota

Week 7 Notes

• Henry has gone 321 consecutive touches (304 carries, 17 receptions) without a fumble. The Titans rank second in the NFL with three giveaways, while the Steelers (four) are tied for third.

• Fitzpatrick is the only player in the NFL with a pick-six in each of his last three seasons. 

• Keep an eye on Landon Collins when Washington hosts Dallas. The last time the teams played at Washington he had 12 tackles.  

• Arizona running back Kenyan Drake has three career games with 100-plus rushing yards and two touchdowns. One of them was during the last meeting with Seattle. Je had 164 rushing yards and two touchdowns last week against Dallas. 

• Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had 77 rushing yards and two touchdowns in his last game before the bye. Overall, he has 641 scrimmage yards (128.2 per game) and seven rushing touchdowns during his past five games against NFC opponents. 

• Bears safety Eddie Jackson notched his fifth career forced fumble last week. He has a good history against the Rams, with three passes defended, an interception and forced fumble in two previous meetings.  

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This story will be continually updated through Monday's game