Week 10 of the NFL season got off to a rough start with the Seattle Seahawks suffering numerous injuries in a 22-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football, including losing All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman for the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles. This has also been a week of surprising releases this week with the Green Bay Packers parting ways with Martellus Bennett (who has since been picked up the New England Patriots) and the Indianapolis Colts cutting Vontae Davis.
As this weekend's games approach, Here are all the latest news & rumors you need to know:
Ezekiel Elliott willing to serve four games of six-game suspension?
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will begin serving his six-game domestic violence suspension this weekend but is still fighting it in court in order to clear his name. However, with the next hearing not set until Dec. 1, it appears as though Elliott is willing to miss at least four games, according to ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio.
In theory, the lawyers representing Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could have tried to pull one last rabbit out of the hat, in an effort to help Elliott get back to the field as quickly as possible while the litigation regarding his six-game suspension continues. By all appearances, Elliott will be accepting the suspension, at least through the next hearing in his case, which is set for December 1.
It means that Elliott will miss at least the next four games, since the Cowboys play not on Sunday, December 3 but on Thursday, November 30. It will mean something far more important, if Elliott eventually wins his case.
Dallas has a plan for using both backups Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden in the backfield without Elliott, who has rushed for 783 yards and seven touchdowns on 191 carries so far this season while also catching 19 passes for 210 yards and two more scores.
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Blaine Gabbert could start for Cardinals next week
Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton had been starting for the injured Carson Palmer, but after he suffered a knee injury on Thursday, third-stringer Blaine Gabbert may start for Arizona next week, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Sources: Drew Stanton sprained knee Thursday. Blaine Gabbert starts at Houston week 11 if Stanton can’t go. Matt Barkley being brought back.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) November 11, 2017
Gabbert started six games for the San Francisco 49ers last season before being replaced by Colin Kaepernick, passing for 925 yards and five touchdowns with six interceptions.
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Raiders set to break ground at Las Vegas stadium on Monday
The Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas in the next two or three years, and they're set to break ground on the new stadium in Vegas on Monday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
In Thursday’s Las Vegas Stadium Authority board meeting, Badain casually mentioned that there would be “an official groundbreaking” in his 90 seconds of remarks but didn’t mention publicly what time the event would be or who would be there.
It’s an invitation-only event that’s expected to start at 4 p.m.Back to the NFL Newsfeed