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NFL Notes: Cardinals, Colts, Patriots, Vikings

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Colts

  • Stephen Holder mentions that the Colts aren’t skipping any steps in regards to their plan to get Andrew Luck healthy enough to return.
  • Holder adds that if the Colts and Luck stay on schedule, there’s almost no way he would be ready in time for their Week 7 game against the Jaguars.
  • Instead, Holder says that its possible Luck could be back in Week 8 when they take on the Bengals.
  • Colts HC Chuck Pagano said that S Clayton Geathers (neck) could return within the next two weeks: “A week to maybe two weeks. He’s getting closer.” (Stephen Holder)

Patriots

Patriots TE Dwayne Allen explained that he hasn’t played up to his potential and hasn’t received very many opportunities in the passing game.

It’s kind of hard. The role that I’m in right now, I don’t get as many passing opportunities, but that’s part of the game,” said Allen, via Mike Reiss of ESPN. “You own up to your role, you embrace it, and you continue to get better. It’s all about the team winning at the end of the day.

Vikings

  • The Vikings are determining whether QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) can come off the PUP list after being re-evaluated by his surgeon on Monday. (Chris Tomasson)
  • Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said he “continues to believe” that Bridgewater will be able to play this season. (Chris Tomasson)
  • Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman said QB Sam Bradford underwent an MRI and had “no new injury.” (Chris Tomasson)
  • Tomasson reports that recently released RB Stevan Ridley is staying in Minnesota until Wednesday because there is still “a chance” he could re-sign with the Vikings.
  • Zimmer said the team will determine WR Stefon Diggs‘ status on Wednesday: “We’ll have to see how it goes tomorrow.” (Vikings’ official site)
  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the Vikings should consider signing QB Case Keenum to an extension during the season, given that he’s proven to be a valuable backup option for them and will be an unrestricted free agent next year.

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