- Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said he expects first-round WR Mike Williams (back) to see more snaps in Week 8 than his previous two games: “We’re going to put more on his plate. But we’re not going to feed him more than he can eat. He’s been out of football for a long time, so it’s about getting him in better shape, getting him more used to our system and getting him more reps. Hopefully he’ll get, 20, 25 reps this week.”
- Eric D. Williams believes Chargers TE Hunter Henry played more snaps than TE Antonio Gates last week due to Gates injuring his knee during Week 7. Moving forward, Williams still expects Gates to continue to receive more snaps than Henry.
- Chiefs HC Andy Reid said OLB Justin Houston (knee) “should be good” for Monday night’s game and C Mitch Morse (foot) has a “good chance” to play. (BJ Kissel)
- The Chiefs have G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (knee) and Houston officially listed as questionable for Week 8.
Jets impending free agent TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he “would love” to sign a long-term contract with the team and remain in New York for the foreseeable future.
“I would love to be here long term,” Seferian-Jenkins tells Connor Hughes of NJ.com. “I love this place. I consider this home for me.”
Seferian-Jenkins explained that he owes the Jets a lot of giving him an opportunity after he was struggling with alcohol and had been arrested on DUI charges as a member of the Buccaneers.
“I owe this team so much,” Seferian-Jenkins said. “They gave me an opportunity when I was down and out. I was having a hard time, and they worked with me. They helped me get right.”
- Michael Rothstein of ESPN writes that it’s hard to say for certain that the Lions are phasing out TE Eric Ebron as part of their offense, but Sunday’s game will be a big indicator of how they’ll use him moving forward.
- Rothstein notes that Ebron is averaging 38.3 snaps per game, which is much lower than last year’s 51.7 average, and the lowest since his rookie year when he averaged 32.8.
- Rothstein says that his decrease in playing time is likely to due to issues with drops and the fact that isn’t the best blocking tight end on their roster.
- According to Rothstein, it’s possible Lions’ fourth-round TE Michael Roberts could cut into Ebron’s workload, given that he has shown a similar skillset.