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Nick Foles Could Now Be Out Until Week 16

Nick Foles may need more than the initial diagnosis of six to eight weeks to recover from his broken collarbone.

The best case scenario for Foles' return would be Week 16.

Foles suffered the injury on November 2nd and Mark Sanchez has been starting at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in his place.

Via Jeff McLane/Philadelphia Inquirer


Charles Woodson Would Like To Play In 2015

Charles Woodson would like to keep playing in 2015 if he remains healthy.

"No question," Woodson said Wednesday. "I feel great. Why that is, I have no clue. I'll play this season out and we'll see what happens after that.

Woodson is 38 and has had an excellent season as he's tied for the team lead in tackles and was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

"The funny thing is I never thought about getting to 17 [seasons]," Woodson said. "I'm not thinking about going into the 40s but I don't know. I'm playing well. If we're just comparing to other safeties or DBs in the league, I think I would fare pretty well in that respect. And I'm having fun playing." 

 

Via Michael Wagaman/ESPN


Josh Gordon Felt Like Browns Kept Distance During Suspension

Josh Gordon felt that some members of the Cleveland Browns' organization kept their distance from him during his 10-game suspension.

"The lowest point of all this I think was the disassociation from a lot of friends you thought were close or you thought you were kind of cool with really not checking on you anymore, [not] hitting you up anymore, [not] wanting to hang out," Gordon told former teammate Nate Burleson, who spent training camp with the Browns. "As far as even people in here [with the Browns]. I don't want to throw names around, but I can see it. I'm definitely really observant, so I see how people might just be more standoffish as they were before."

Gordon was originally suspended for the entire season, but it was reduced after the union agreed upon new drug testing policies with the NFL.

 

Via Pat McManamon/ESPN



Belichick: Brady, Rodgers Both Wear Number 12

Bill Belichick was asked if he sees any similarities between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady during his Wednesday press conference ahead of this week's matchup between the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots.

"They both wear number 12," deadpanned Belichick before walking off. 

Rodgers has never started a game against the Patriots.

Belichick's response: "It is what it is. Whatever hasn't happened, hasn't happened. I don't really worry about it." 

Via Mike Reiss/ESPN


Jets To Start Geno Smith In Week 13

The New York Jets will start Geno Smith in Week 13 after giving Michael Vick the nod in three starts.

The feeling close to the team is that general manager John Idzik insisted that Rex Ryan start Smith, his underperforming former second-round pick.

After a Week 8 blowout loss to the Bills that dropped them to 1-7, the Jets benched Smith, who threw three straight interceptions in the game. 

Vick went 1-2 as the Jets' starter

 

Via Rich Cimini/ESPN


Arians: Cardinals Need Bigger Running Back

Bruce Arians has acknowledged that the Arizona Cardinals need a bigger running back.

After a failed waiver claim on Ben Tate, the Cardinals elected to turn to Michael Bush instead, working him out and signing him to a deal on Tuesday.

“We really miss (Jonathan Dwyer),” Arians said in an interview with Alex Marvez and Takeo Spikes on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “I like our backs but we need a guy who’s going to pound it in there and close out some games in short yardage and goal line situations. Michael is in great shape.”

Via Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk


Washington To Start Colt McCoy In Week 13

Washington plans on starting Colt McCoy at quarterback instead of Robert Griffin III in Week 13.

While Griffin is not a part of Washington's plan for Sunday's game, he still appears to be a significant part of their long-term plan, per another source.

Washington hired head coach Jay Gruden in large part for his stellar work with quarterbacks, and the team is convinced coaching, cash and patience can help turn Griffin back into the player that won the Heisman and then the Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Via Adam Schefter/ESPN


Brett Hundley Expects To Leave UCLA For NFL Draft

Brett Hundley has yet to make an official decision about his future, but he expects to leave UCLA for the NFL.

"The conversation keeps coming up," Hundley said. "I've got my degree. I've done everything I wanted to do here. I've left something really, truly great, and I feel good."

 

Hundley is a senior academically, though he has one more season remaining of college eligibility.

Some scouts have questioned Hundley's accuracy and decision-making, but the 6-foot-3, 226-pounder's explosive dual-threat performances, size, athleticism and general trend of improvement have earned him lofty draft projections.

Via David Lombardi/ESPN


Kaepernick Expects Harbaugh To Remain With 49ers In 2015

Jim Harbaugh is widely expected not to return to the San Francisco 49ers in 2015, but Colin Kaepernick refuted the notion.

“I think he’ll be back,” Kaepernick told reporters.

Kaepernick cited Harbaugh's "resume" as to why he believed he'd return.

Harbaugh spent three seasons at San Diego University before four at Stanford and now four with the 49ers.

 

Via Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk


Every NFC Rival Tried To Hire Oregon DC After Chip Kelly Went To Eagle

Every team in the NFC East tried ot hire former Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti after the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly in 2013

"I have been asked by everybody in the NFC East," Aliotti, now retired, told The Oregonian on Monday. "The Giants asked me to come back when Chip got the first job. I didn't feel right doing that. Some teams have called when they're getting ready to play the Eagles and they call and have certain questions on the thing. Unless I know the guy and he's a good friend, I don't get involved with that."

Aliotti was coordinator at Oregon from 1999 until 2013 when he retired.

Via Conor Orr/NFL.com