Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was in Los Angeles Wednesday contemplating a season-ending third back surgery, according to ESPN.com.
Jay Gruden said Tuesday that Kelley is a long shot to play even though the Redskins are fresh off their bye week.
Kelley has played just three games this season, rushing for 131 yards and zero touchdowns on 29 carries. If he is forced to miss Sunday’s game, Samaje Perine will likely get early-down work with Chris Thompson resuming his normal role as third-down receiving back.
The 49ers currently rank 19th in NFL team defense, allowing 116.6 rushing yards per game, so Perine could be a decent fantasy play this week if Kelley is forced to sit.
Now that player protests appear to be hitting owners, TV networks and corporate sponsors in the pocketbook, it’s probably no coincidence Goodell wants all players to stand for the national anthem. The NFL finds itself in a very volatile and dangerous place, said ESPN Insider Adam Schefter on Thursday’s Mike & Mike morning show.
It is very sensitive. It is chipping away at the popularity of the sport, Schefter added. There are people who are turned off to what’s happening. There are people canceling their DirecTV subscriptions.
The business of the game, by the way, also affects the players. Because for every dollar that the league is collecting, 48 cents go to the players.
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The numbers indicate some fans have discovered there’s more to life than watching the NFL on fall Sundays. The question now is: Can Goodell and the league get them back?
Elite Mens Will Compton Jersey With more than one quarter of the 2017 season in the books, that’s an open question.