The Green Bay Packers listed both their starting quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) and running back (Eddie Lacy) on the injury report as limited participants in Thursday’s practice. The team estimated that the two players would have been limited on Friday as well and gave both a probable chance to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in the NFC championship game. The Packers list four players on their injury report and the Seahawks list seven (two not injury related) on theirs.
The Green Bay Packers do not have to play this Sunday. That is a good thing as quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be able to get some extra rest before the Packers begin their run toward the Super Bowl. They will host one of three teams in the Divisional Round. Their opponent will be determined by the outcome of the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys game.
The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season.
Fans of the Oakland Raiders know the phrase “quarterback competition” almost more than any other in the English language. That is no different for the 2013 season, but Matt Flynn hopes that the competition ends his well-traveled career and ends with him.
Two quarterbacks are on the move Monday as trading season in the National Football League is well underway.
When Don Shula reminisces about Dan Marino’s rookie year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame coach says he needed to see only a few throws on the Miami Dolphins’ practice field to realize they had a franchise quarterback. Some 29 years later, with the Dolphins desperate for a long-term solution at the position, they have yet to declare that Ryan Tannehill can’t miss.
As the Denver Broncos celebrated the signing of Peyton Manning Tuesday, it was yet another reminder of the heartache Dolphins fans feel each time they are rejected by a high-profile player or coach.
With Miami out of the running in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, the Dolphins wasted no time in signing free agent quarterback David Garrard, according to Fox Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer.
Peyton Manning chose Denver and Matt Flynn chose Seattle. That means the Miami Dolphins quarterback options are down to Tim Tebow, Matt Moore, and a draft full of quarterbacks not named Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin, III.
The once-proud Miami Dolphins franchise is in shambles after another high-profile swing and miss. The Dolphins first tried to acquire quarterback Peyton Manning, but missed. Now, free agent Matt Flynn has also told the Fins, thanks, but no thanks.