We all know the term "Mystery Team," when we're talking about a team potentially being interested in trading for a player, etc. Now, "Mystery Player" has entered the chat.
An unnamed player will be held out of Sunday's game with a fever. Worth noting -- all players, coaches who were tested for COVID-19 have tested negative ahead of Week Two. So, this is purely out of caution.
Of course everyone wants to know who it is due to their fantasy teams. -eyeroll emoji-
I'm glad that the NFL is taking this so seriously and avoiding a potential MLB situation.
If there's ONE player in the National Football League who absolutely despises to lose, it's Tom Brady. After losing his first game as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, he apparently put in the work this week in practice and is completely prepared not to lose this week. Or something like that.
This happens every year it feels like, right? The "Tom Brady is done" takes were out last week with a vengeance, but I know better than that. I refuse to fall for it. The second you start believing that Brady is done, the second he swoops in and wins the Super Bowl. We're not doing this anymore.
Defensive tackle Kenny Clark will be absent this week for the Green Bay Packers. Clark left last week's game against the Minnesota Vikings with a groin injury.
The Packers are set to play the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Las Vegas Raiders (still getting used to that) rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs shined in last week's matchup against the Carolina Panthers, but he may be having a slight setback. Ruggs missed practice today with a knee issue, making his availability up in the air this week.
Ruggs has the benefit of having an extra day -- Las Vegas plays the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. If he doesn't practice tomorrow, I would not count on him being active for Week Two.
Running back CJ Anderson, most notably of the Denver Broncos, has decided to retire, ESPN reports.
Anderson is only 29 years old, and his career was one of success. As an undrafted free agent, he went on to win a Super Bowl ring before being released in 2018. After not finding another permanent landing spot, he has decided to move on.
His next plan? Coaching. Not a bad deal.
The Buffalo Bills are heading down to face the Miami Dolphins this weekend. South Beach! Nice weather! Pitbull!
Except that they're down two linebackers. Matt Milano and Tremaine Edwards are already ruled out for this Sunday's matchup.
Thankfully, based on last week's offensive performance, the Dolphins can't do much anyway, so this shouldn't impact the game too much.
The Chicago Bears want fans back in Soldier Field, and I get it. However, Chicago's mayor says there's a less than 50 percent chance of that happening, as of right now.
The Bears have their first home game on Sunday, and there won't be any fans present, and likely not in the foreseeable future.
In the instances that fans were allowed to attend games, we've had: a fan test positive for COVID-19 and force ten people to quarantine, and a fight break out at a game where the home team won. So, not an excellent track record.
Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith was added to the team's injury report yesterday (Thursday) with a neck injury. Usually, those things are never good, but head coach Mike McCarthy isn't that concerned about it right now. Which, I guess, is good news?
If Smith misses practice today (Friday), I'd say it's likely he'll be out this week. The Cowboys are already down offensive linemen - La'el Collins, for one. The good news? The Cowboys have the Atlanta Falcons this week.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah was carted to the locker room in Thursday night's game and was deemed out for the game's remainder. The team fears he has torn his Achilles, and an MRI today will likely confirm the news.
Uzomah is expected to miss the rest of the season, which doesn't bode well for Cincinnati. Uzomah caught starting quarterback Joe Burrow's first touchdown last night before leaving with the injury.
The Bengals' main concern should be their offensive line, or Burrow is going to be the next one to be out for the season.
Another injury. Drink!
Tennessee Titans wide receiver AJ Brown is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee and missed practice on Thursday.
Brown will likely be out this weekend, and could miss more time, which is not good for the Titans. They go up against the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend, where they can definitely use his services. Brown led Tennessee in receptions last season.
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