Former 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman will sign a one-year, $3 million deal with the Oakland Raiders, per multiple reports. Bowman visited the Raiders on Monday and had a visit scheduled with the Dallas Cowboys for Tuesday. Bowman was released by the 49ers last week and brings a veteran presence to the Oakland linebacking corps. Raiders middle linebacker Marquel Lee missed Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers with an ankle injury. In Lee’s place in the starting lineup was Nicholas Morrow, an undrafted rookie from Division III Greenville who weighs 220 pounds and was a hybrid safety/linebacker in college. Morrow, playing out of position, played 62 of the Raiders’ 65 snaps in a 17-16
"The last pass of your career," Nantz said, matter-of-factly. "Was it the last pass?" Romo countered playfully, allowing those folks who dared to infer from his open-ended implication. You think Romo, who intimately knows the pain of having a broken collarbone, would leave the safety and security of the CBS booth where he has excelled to return to the field to play piñata? "Don't you dare start that," a finger-waving Nantz, a proper straight man, admonished. "It was a good throw," were Romo's last words on his last pass. For now. It will come up again. And again. For now, Romo returns to the CBS booth Thursday night for a CBS/NFL Network simulcast at the Kansas City Chiefs-Oakland Raiders game.
Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on Twitter Week 6 went a long way toward solidifying the Philadelphia Eagles as a power in the NFC. Part of that is tied to their Thursday night road win over the Carolina Panthers, but events around the NFL over the last several days are likely to have a more significant, long-term impact. The biggest story, without question, is the injury to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He broke his collarbone Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings and could be done for the season. There is a leaguewide ripple effect anytime a player of his caliber is lost, and that certainly pertains to other conference contenders. Heading into the week, the Packers
ESPN.com With a Marcus Mariota return looking more likely than it did last week, can the Titans put themselves back in the mix for the AFC South crown? Here's a guide to everything you need to know about the Indianapolis Colts-Tennessee Titans matchup. Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN & WatchESPN Game HQ page | PickCenter Marcus Mariota officially listed as questionable for MNF vs. Colts. Titans will likely let decision linger until before gametime. Tight end Jack Doyle has cleared the concussion protocol and will return against the Titans on Monday.
Matt Mosley, contributor to SportsDayDFW.com and columnist for Texas Monthly, answered questions during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights. Where do you want to see Dak improve the most in the second half of the season? I think he's played really well, for the most part. Maybe he can play defense late in games?! I'd like to see him stay accurate throughout games. He's had some stretches where things get away from him a bit. That happened against the Rams. He's become a threat as a runner. That really creates problems for a defense. I like those plays where he rolls out and hits Brice Butler deep. I'd call more of those. But if every player on this team was playing at Dak's level, this
Question: What are your thoughts on Jason Garrett through five games this season? How much of the 2-3 start falls on him? JJT: He's the coach and the CEO. It's all his responsibility. I ain't trying to hear about youth cause he knew it was gonna be a young team when he got rid of Church, Claiborne, Carr and Wilcox in the secondary. Now, he must deal with growing pains he created Question: Where do you think Dak has improved the most from last year? JJT: Overall understanding of the offense. It's more nuanced, so he can make different secondary reads or just make a better read at the snap. Question: Which member of the offensive line has been the most disappointing so far? JJT: The disappointment