AFC East Blog
Updating a previous post, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Sunday night that Bills running back Fred Jackson won't play next week against the Jets because of his groin injury.
Specifically, La Canfora tweeted that Jackson will be out for "at least two weeks" and will undergo an MRI on Monday. The Bills then have a bye in Week 9, and La Canfora said it's "possible" Jackson will play in Week 10 against the Chiefs. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added that a four-week absence for Jackson is seen as the worst-case scenario.
Jackson suffered the injury late in the first quarter of Buffalo's win over Minnesota, and he had to be carted off the field. C.J. Spiller and Anthony Dixon took over the Bills' backfield. Spiller recorded a 53-yard run on his only carry after Jackson's injury, but it ended with a broken collarbone that will reportedly doom his season.
The Buffalo Bills top two running backs, Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller were both injured in the first half of their team's 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. Both players left the game on a cart and neither returned to action.
The Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins showed why they took him with the 4th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Watkins posted career highs in catches (9), yards (122), and touchdowns (2) in the Bills 17-16 comeback win against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. QB Kyle Orton, who put up a solid stat line of 283 yards and two touchdowns on the day, took the ball with 3:16 left in the game, down 16-10, and 80 yards in front of him. The 2005 Purdue gradute proceeded to engineer a 15-play drive that was capped off by a Watkins 2-yard touchdown catch with 0:01 showing on the game clock.
Following up an earlier report, it has been confirmed that the Buffalo Bills' explosive running back, C.J. Spiller, will have season-ending surgery to repair his broken collarbone. Spiller sustained the injury in the first half of the team's 17-16 come-from-behind win over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.
Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said Friday that running back C.J. Spiller isn't doing a good enough job of taking what the defense gives him and is trying to "do too much" on his rushes. However, he also expressed his support for Spiller and said he wants to continue "feeding" him the ball.
After averaging 6 yards per carry in 2012 and 4.6 yards per last season, Spiller's YPC average is down to 3.4. The Bills host the Vikings this Sunday.
According to Jay Glazer via twitter, the Seattle Seahawks have traded Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional draft pick(s). The sixth-year receiver has 225 total yards from scrimmage and only one touchdown on the season so far.
Knowshon Moreno has been placed on season-ending injured reserve by the Dolphins after he sustained an ACL injury in Sunday's game against the Packers. Moreno had previously missed time with an elbow injury. Moreno has a one-year contract, and will be heading for free agency in March. In Moreno's absence, Lamar Miller will lead the Dolphins backfield, followed by Damien Williams.
Rob Gronkowski has scored in three of his past four games. He averaged 97 yards and 6.5 receptions in his past two. His snap percentage has not decreased in a month. Yeah, you could say he is back. That's what Tom Brady said after the Patriots' 37-22 victory over the Bills on Sunday.
"Oh yeah, [Gronkowski] is back," Brady told the media. "Absolutely."
Updating a post from yesterday, Patriots running back Stevan Ridley will be lost for the rest of the season with a knee injury that is worse than what the team initially feared: Ridley has a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, a source has told Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston.
We got a bit of a respite in Week 5, but the injuries returned with a vengeance in Week 6. Reggie Bush, Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, Tom Brady, Vincent Jackson, Fred Jackson, Eric Decker -- that's just a sampling of the names we're tracking this morning. That doesn't even include the players who have already been ruled out (more on those guys below). So, this is going to be a pretty long post. Keep refreshing as we bring you the latest on the early games' injured stars once inactives reports are released at about 11:30 a.m. Eastern.