- Bears HC John Fox told reporters that they have not seriously discussed WR Kevin White (shoulder blade) as a candidate to return from injured reserve. (Rich Campbell)
- Benjamin Allbright, citing multiple sources, reports that Colts owner Jim Irsay is “privately furious” about Andrew Luck‘s shoulder situation and feels he has been “misled” throughout.
- Doctors have reportedly told Luck to stop throwing for “several months.” (NFLTR)
- The Eagles officially list CB Ronald Darby (ankle) and TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) as questionable for Week 9, but Zach Breman expects Ertz to suit up.
- Justin Rodgers of the Detroit News, citing multiple sources, reports that Lions punter Sam Martin‘s ankle injury that cost him the first six games of the 2017 season was caused by a conch shell accident in which it was either stepped on or dropped on his foot.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers spoke with the media on Friday regarding his broken collarbone and his prospects of returning this year.
“It’s going to come down to the bone healing. That’s the most important thing,” Rodgers said, via Packers.com. “There won’t be a decision made until that bone is healed, so it’s not even a conversation if it’s not where it needs to be.”
Rodgers did, however, say that it’s best to “temper expectations” because there’s no telling how fast the bones in his shoulder will heal.
“I’m always positive,” Rodgers said. “It comes down to how fast the bone heals. If it heals and we’re in the right position, then there’s a conversation. If the bone isn’t healed, there’s absolutely no conversation to be had.”
Even so, Rodgers made it clear that he heals up and there’s reason for him to return, he plans to be back.
“I want to be healthy, that’s the most important thing,” Rodgers said. “But if we’re healthy in eight weeks and it would make sense to come back, then I’m going to come back.”