NFL rumors: Latest news entering Week 7 on injuries and more
By Tom Downey, Chat Sports
The first game of Week 7 kicks off when the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers play on Thursday Night Football. Only five undefeated teams remain, while each team in the league has at least one win.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady doesn’t plan on retiring in the near future. Brady said he’d like to play in the NFL for 10 more years — until the age of 48, according to the Associated Press.
• The NFL extended its agreement through 2020 to play regular season games at Wembley Stadium in London. As part of the deal, the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to play one home game at Wembley in each season for the next five years.
• The Buffalo Bills will officially be without quarterback Tyrod Taylor and wide receiver Sammy Watkins against the Jaguars, reports Pro Football Talk. Taylor will miss Sunday’s game with a sprained MCL, while Watkins is out with an ankle injury he sustained on a touchdown catch last weekend against the Bengals.
• Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin is reportedly contemplating retirement. Fox Sports reports that Harvin has told friends he is considering leaving the NFL, in large part because of a nagging hip injury. Harvin missed most of the 2013 season with a torn labrum in his hip, and has been bothered by the hip for much of this season. Harvin will not play against the Jaguars because of “personal reasons.”
• Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota hopes to play this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons. Mariota said the chances are “pretty good” he’ll be able to play. Mariota sustained a sprained MCL against the Miami Dolphins last week.
• Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe likely won’t be among the top four wide receivers in Cleveland in the near future. Head coach Mike Pettine told CBS Cleveland that the top four wide outs “are entrenched,” leaving Bowe as the odd man out. The Browns gave Bowe a two-year, $12.5 million contract this offseason, with $9 million guaranteed.
• Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant did not practice with the team Wednesday, and instead participated in drills on the side, reports USA Today. Bryant is recovering from a foot injury, and it doesn’t appear he’ll be able to play Sunday against the New York Giants.
• Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is back at practice, but if he can’t stay healthy, he might elect to retire. Pitta dislocated his hip 13 months ago, which was the second time he did so in two seasons. Pitta said if he can’t return in three weeks, the deadline for the Ravens to activate him, then he might hang up his jersey and retire.