EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford says the injury he sustained to his left knee during Week 1 was not the result of contact. "I felt it when it happened," Bradford said. "I honestly didn't think it was that big of a deal, and then the longer the game went on, it started to feel just a little bit worse and a little worse. Woke up Tuesday, and it just didn't feel very good." Bradford said he has a clear indication of what the injury diagnosis is, but he would not elaborate on the severity. Bradford was limited in practice last week and was made inactive during Minnesota's 26-9 loss at Pittsburgh after going through a light pregame workout where he was trying to determine
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker T.J. Watt came out of the gate fast in his first season. But just moments into his second game, Watt suffered a groin injury and couldn’t finish against the Minnesota Vikings. But according to NFL writer Tom Pelissero, it is only considered a low-grade groin sprain and could play on Sunday. The Steelers take on the Chicago Bears this week and even though they are 0-2, the Steelers could use all hands on deck. Regardless of the disparity of talent on paper, it is not out of the realm of possibility that Pittsburgh could slip up on the road against a team they are heavily favored over. Pittsburgh is currently 2-0 and a big part of that has been on the play
Marshawn Lynch wandered over to Cordarrelle Patterson's side of the locker room Tuesday, joking with Patterson about needing the ball only once or twice in a game to make an impact. Patterson smiled in response. As the Raiders begin to prepare for Sunday night's game at Washington, they relish an abundance of offensive options. Patterson might stand sixth on the list behind Lynch, Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, Jalen Richard and Jared Cook. That's a swift, sizable No. 6 threat. Patterson made his name as a return man the past four years in Minnesota. He led the league in kickoff returns three times and twice was rewarded with a trip to the Pro Bowl.