New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to have back surgery

  • New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will undergo back surgery on Friday and is expected to miss two months, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
  • Gronkowski had returned to action Sunday after missing the team’s game the week before because of a chest injury.
  • The Patriots used their injured reserve/return designation on quarterback Jacoby Brissett on Wednesday, so the team wouldn’t be able to place Gronkowski on injured reserve and activate him if they make a deep playoff run.
  • Brady, who is listed as having a knee injury, returned to the field Thursday.
  • Gronkowski left Sunday’s game against the New York Jets with an injury.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will undergo surgery for a herniated disk on Friday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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Picking up the pace: Finding the most Week 10 action

  • Picking up the pace: Finding the most Week 10 action
  • Pat Thorman is a lead writer for PFF Fantasy and a Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner.
  • Last week, Atlanta hit the 70-play mark for the first time this season and put up 43 points.
  • Welcome to the Week 10 edition of Snaps, Pace & Stats , where we examine trends in snap totals and no-huddle usage.
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Atlanta-Philadelphia could offer plentiful action, says PFF Fantasy writer Pat Thorman, but steer clear of Rams-Jets.
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Green Bay Packers player Ty Montgomery ruled out with illness, cornerbacks Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins ruled out with groin injuries

  • ATLANTA — The Green Bay Packers, already without their top two running backs, had to play without their two receivers who have moonlighted at running back.
  • Montgomery carried nine times for 60 yards in last week’s win over the Bears.
  • Montgomery took most of his snaps out of the backfield the past two weeks.
  • The Packers rested Montgomery Sunday as a “precautionary” measure.
  • The Packers also are short on cornerbacks against the NFL’s leading receiver, Julio Jones.

Packers receiver Ty Montgomery was inactive for Sunday’s game in Atlanta because he was dealing with a kidney-related ailment, sources tell ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Ed Werder.
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Picking up the pace: Green Bay-Atlanta could be hectic

  • Sunday’s tilt between the Packers and Falcons could set the standard for snaps on the week.
  • Pat Thorman is a lead writer for PFF Fantasy and a Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner.
  • Picking up the pace: Green Bay-Atlanta could be hectic
  • The Packers surrender the 17th-most points per snap, while the Falcons lead the league in points-per-play.
  • The Packers run the eighth-most plays (66.5) and the Falcons rank 15th (63.6).

Sunday’s tilt between the Packers and Falcons could set the standard for snaps on the week. PFF Fantasy writer Pat Thorman with more pace notes.
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Shareece Wright out for Ravens on Sunday

  • Wright has not been playing at a high level the last few weeks and has given up five touchdowns in the last three games.
  • The Ravens say that Wright is having back spasms and has been deactivated as a result.
  • Cornerback Shareece Wright is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Redskins after not appearing on the team’s injury report at all leading up to the game.
  • The Ravens will have a change├é to their starting secondary.
  • Patriots officially activate Tom Brady, Rob Ninkovich (116)

The Ravens will have a change┬áto their starting secondary. Cornerback Shareece Wright is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Redskins after not appearing on the team’s injury report at all leading up to the game.
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Paxton Lynch to start for Broncos vs. Falcons

  • joepatrickmartin says: Oct 8, 2016 6:03 PM As a Falcons fan, this kinda sucks.
  • I wanted the Falcons to go against the best Denver had to offer.
  • Despite Beckham’s complaints, Eli says Odell brought it on himself (139)
  • Lynch has taken most of this weeks snaps.
  • The haters will be soon saying the Broncos are done cause hey they’ve been wrong all year.

Yet another rookie quarterback is starting in the NFL. And no, it’s still not No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. This time it’s Broncos first-round pick Paxton Lynch, who will start Sunday against the Falcons, according to Mike Klis of KUSA.
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NFL

  • Murray is shaping up as truly questionable for Week 5 against the Chargers.
  • AFC Targets/Touches Week 4 Oct 5
  • Eifert “hasn’t ruled out trying to play,” but is expected to miss one more week.
  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Latavius Murray (toe) is “doubtful” to play in Week 5 against the Chargers.
  • Latavius Murray (toe) didn’t practice on Wednesday.

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