Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden clears concussion protocol
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Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden
will practice Monday
after clearing the league's concussion protocol, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
. Weeden suffered the injury during a preseason game.
Ankle injury not expected to keep Bucs' Jameis Winston out of opener
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Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Monday rookie quarterback Jameis Winston
is dealing with a sprained right ankle
, according to The Tampa Tribune
While the injury is not expected to keep Winston from starting the season opener against the Titans, Koetter admitted the ankle injury is having a negative impact on his play.
“It’s affecting him a little bit,” Koetter said. “If you’ve ever had (a sprained ankle) and had to move around and cut and plant, it can be painful. But it’s easily something he can get through. He’ll be ready to go. He’ll be full-speed by Tennessee. It’s not anything he can’t play on.”
Bills coach Rex Ryan officially tabs Tyrod Taylor as QB
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Bills coach Rex Ryan made the news official at a press conference Monday, naming Tyrod Taylor
the team's starting quarterback, citing his "explosiveness
" at the position, per The Buffalo News
Taylor has put up impressive numbers during the preseason, going 24-for-31 for 236 yards, but has not started a game since the 2011 Orange Bowl when he was the signal-caller for Virginia Tech. He has played in 14 games as a backup with the Ravens.
Ryan said that Taylor is "on top of what we are doing," and that with a team built to win now, Taylor gives them the best chance over fellow quarterbacks EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel.
Taylor is scheduled to make $833,333 this season, but that figure could increase to $2 million with performance- and playing-time bonuses.
Redskins name Kirk Cousins starter for 2015
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The Redskins made it official Monday, with coach Jay Gruden saying in a press conference that Kirk Cousins
will be the team's starting quarterback
in 2015, usurping former starter Robert Griffin III, per The Washington Post
"It's Kirk's team," Gruden said. "He's proven that he is the best quarterback on our roster at this time."
Cousins is entering his fourth season with the Redskins. In nine career starts, he is 2-7. Last year, he started five games and led Redskins quarterbacks in passing yards (1,710) and touchdowns (10), but also threw nine interceptions.
Report: Bills name Tyrod Taylor starting QB
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After a wide-open quarterback competition, the results are apparently in for Bills coach Rex Ryan. According to FOX Sports insider Jay Glazer, the Bills are prepared to name Tyrod Taylor
for Week 1.
Taylor has performed well in the preseason, earning the edge over EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel, perhaps due to his threat as a runner in addition to his passing ability.
Taylor has yet to make an NFL start, appearing in 14 games in four seasons as a backup with the Ravens.
Report: Redskins front office, coaches want Robert Griffin III out
Robert Griffin III
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Members of the Redskins front office and coaching staff want the Robert Griffin III
era in Washington to be over
, but are being met with resistance from team ownership, according to ESPN.com.
Griffin is out with concussion-like symptoms and quarterback Kirk Cousins has already been tabbed the starter for Week 1 against the Dolphins.
Washington has had trade discussions involving Griffin with other teams, but have not received much interest in return.
Griffin was the second-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was named the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year after a dynamic season in which he amassed over 4,000 yards of offense and scored a combined 27 touchdowns.
Jets sign backup QB Josh Johnson
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The Jets have signed Josh Johnson
after working him out Thursday. They released fellow backup quarterback Jake Heaps
to create roster space.
Johnson has played in 29 career games, but has not thrown a pass since 2011. He has completed 54 percent of his passes for five touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Browns QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) out for rest of preseason
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Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday quarterback Johnny Manziel
will not play during Saturday's preseason game
against the Bucs due to a sore elbow and is also certain to miss the exhibition finale against Chicago.
The Browns signed quarterback Pat Devlin for quarterback depth with Manziel hurting. However, Pettine said Devlin probably wouldn't play Saturday, either.
Falcons sign QB Rex Grossman to one-year deal
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The Falcons signed free-agent
quarterback Rex Grossman
on Wednesday. The veteran quarterback received a one-year deal
, according to NFL Network.
Grossman has not played a down in an NFL regular season game since 2011. He has not been on an NFL roster during the regular season since 2013. Although, he was with the Browns in training camp last year.
He is merely competing for a backup role behind starter Matt Ryan.
Steelers sign QB Michael Vick; place Gradkowski on IR
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The Steelers signed quarterback Michael Vick
and placed Bruce Gradkowski
on the injured reserve list on Tuesday, the team announced
Pittsburgh was in need of a backup quarterback after Gradkowski dislocated a finger in his left hand, requiring surgery.
Vick played in 10 games for the Jets last season. He passed for 604 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.