AFC West Blog
San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green is still dealing with concussion like symptoms. However, he is officially listed as questionable for Week 3. In last Sunday's game he suffered his second concussion in less than two weeks and his third concussion in three months. It's hard to imagine he'll play on Sunday but you never know. This is a situation you'll have to monitor Sunday morning.
San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green was forced to sit out last week after suffering his second concussion in less than two weeks. Green is still in the league's concussion protocol and has not returned to a full practice. He is looking very questionable once again this week. Tight end John Phillips caught four passes for 35 yards last week in Green's absence.
The San Diego Chargers have released running back Donald Brown. Brown was not made active in the first three games. Last season, Brown averaged a putrid 2.6 yards per carry. Even if Brown is picked up, he is nothing more than a depth add.
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is eligible to return from injury this week. He will be a huge addition to the Chargers' passing attack. Philip Rivers is excited to have his favorite target back. "We'll be excited to have him back in there," Rivers said. "He helps us on the field and in the locker room. We've certainly missed him. So it will be a plus. We're acquiring a Hall of Fame free agent here in about 24 hours."
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was in obvious discomfort after suffering an apparent neck injury Week 4. As always with a neck injury, there was a major concern simply because the potential complications that come along with a neck injury. Head coach Gary Kubiak had good news on Monday and it appear the neck injury is not a concern moving forward. Kubiak said his neck is "a little sore" but "he's fine".
Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray has been the team's workhorse back this season, but a big fourth-quarter fumble Sunday found him on the bench. However, head coach Jack Del Rio says he wasn't benched and he remains confident in his top back. "I would characterize it us as using the members of our football team in a fashion to give ourselves an opportunity to win the game," Del Rio said. "We have different plays that we run with different players at different times of the game. So it wasn't a benching. So that's not accurate … I remain confident. None of us are perfect. We all are capable of making mistakes. I think the sooner you own up to mistakes, the quicker you can put them behind you and move forward."