- Falcons HC Dan Quinn announced Friday that DE Courtney Upshaw, LB Jermaine Grace and WR Mohamed Sanu are all out for Sunday’s game. (D. Orlando Ledbetter)
- Quinn did, however, confirm that WR Julio Jones (hip) will play against the Dolphins in Week 6. (Vaughn McClure)
- Quinn also said that he expects LB Vic Beasley (hamstring) to return for Week 6.
- According to Dan Duggan, Giants DE Romeo Okwara has a sprained the MCL in his right knee and will be out a few weeks.
“I control what I can control,” Branch said. “I go out there and practice, and (Bill Belichick) makes the decision. The reasons why, I don’t know.”
A source tells Howe that the Patriots explained to Branch that the decision to bench him was for “performance-related reasons.”
Branch admitted that it’s upsetting, but he’s focused on what he can control moving forward.
“Not playing, yeah, you get upset,” Branch said. “It’s all about having a short memory in this game. I’m not going to let what happened in the past affect me now. I just keep practicing. Whatever happens, happens.”
- The Washington Redskins officially ruled out CB Josh Norman for Week 6’s game and have RB Rob Kelley and S Deshazor Everett both listed as doubtful. (Master Tesfatsion)
- The Redskins also list LT Trent Williams as questionable. (Master Tesfatsion)