Lions stud WR Calvin Johnson questionable for Sunday
Johnson practiced on a limited basis the past three days after missing the last two games with an ankle injury. He has struggled with the issue most of the year. Johnson caught just three passes for 19 yards in the previous two games combined and will likely be limited even if he does play in Week 8.
Three Lions tight ends appear doomed to inactivity Sunday
Their absences could launch
Lions RB Reggie Bush deemed doubtful for battle in Britain
Despite his claims to the contrary,
Bush has been sidelined from practice since Thursday with an ankle injury.
Titans new QB Mettenberger hardly lacking confidence
"I absolutely believe this is my team now," he said via The Tennessean. "This is what you dream of. I have been preparing and anticipating this happening since the day I got drafted. That was my mindset since Day 1, to be the starter."
Titans left tackle, fellow rookie and close friend
"I think he has one of those, 'I don't care' attitudes," Lewan said. 'I'm going to throw darts the whole time.' And that's awesome. That's how a quarterback should be. He'll sit in the pocket, take a hit, and he'll get right back up and get in the guy's face, and I love it."
Mettenberger opened some eyes with a strong preseason in which he passed for 659 yards and two touchdowns while compiling a 97.6 passer rating.
Lions RB Bush a no-go Friday, but insists he'll play Sunday
Despite his absence from his second straight practice Friday,
Bush, who has been dealing with an ankle problem, has lost opportunities in recent weeks with just 10 carries in the last two games combined. He has averaged a mere 2.3 YPC during that time.
Report: DT Nick Fairley seeking long-term deal from Lions
Fairley shed 20 poinds in the offseason and is playing well. Pro Football Focus ranks him the ninth-best defensive tackle in the NFL, just two spots behind premier tackle and teammate Ndamukong Suh. Fairley is in the final year of his contract and has expressed his desire to remain in Detroit.
"Of course I would love to come back," he said.
One reason the Lions refused to pick up his option was conditioning. Fairley fattened up to more than 320 pounds last season and was criticized for a perceived lack of effort in practice.
Broncos K Brandon McManus hooks lone FG attempt wide left
McManus missed his kick in the fourth quarter while trying to extend the lead for the Broncos. He finished 0 for 1 in field goal attempt, adding five extra points in a 35-21 victory. He has converted only 6 of 8 field goal attempts this season.
Chargers DB Jahleel Addae dealing with stinger
Addae took a couple big hits during the game, and came up wobbling. He was given a concussion test on the sideline, which he reportedly passed during the game. Addae recorded four tackles.
Chargers CB Jason Verrett in a sling Thursday
Verrett entered the contest questionable due to a shoulder injury, and had to leave in the middle of the game. He made one tackle, and was unable to return after being ruled questionable again. Following the game, Verrett had his left shoulder in a sling.
Broncos TE Julius Thomas held in check vs. San Diego
Thomas, who's fresh off a disappointing four-catch, 27-yard outing, was held in check by San Diego's defense. He caught a 6-yard pass on the second drive of the night, followed by a 17-yard grab in the fourth quarter. He was targeted six times and finished with two catches for 23 yards -- all season lows for the tight end.
Thomas has 30 catches for 327 yards and nine scores on the year. He'll be seeking a bounce-back performance Week 9 at New England.
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