NFL rumors: Latest news from the playoffs on injuries and more
By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
The NFL Playoffs advance to the conference championship games this weekend with the Denver Broncos hosting the New England Patriots in the AFC and Carolina Panthers hosting the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• Panthers tight end Greg Olsen also sustained a shoulder injury against the Seahawks, but said he is “fine” and will play next weekend against the Cardinals, reports Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.
• Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe) and linebackers Jamie Collins (back) and Jerod Mayo (shoulder) all left Saturday's win over the Chiefs in the second half with injuries and are listed as questionable to play Sunday, reports ESPN’s Scott T. Miller.
• Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb sustained a bruised lung in the first quarter of their loss to the Cardinals and was coughing up blood on the sidelines, reports Miller. Cobb tweeted on Sunday that he was discharged from the hospital.
• Packers linebacker Clay Matthews said the NFL should go to college football overtime rules, reports Tom Pelissero of USA Today. The Packers lost to the Cardinals in overtime without ever possessing the ball in the extra period.