- A.J. Perez of USA Today reports that the Philadelphia Eagles were the lone team that contacted the Tampa Police Department for details about LB Reuben Foster’s misdemeanor domestic battery arrest that led to his release from the 49ers.
- Eagles LB Nigel Bradham said Wednesday that he broke his thumb in three places and had surgery. Bradham is wearing a cast and assumes he’ll keep playing through the injury. (Jeff McLane)
Jordan Raanan of ESPN writes that if the team loses to the Bears this weekend, it would make sense to bench Eli Manning in favor of rookie QB Kyle Lauletta for their Week 14 matchup with the Redskins.
Ranaan points out that Washington’s defense has allowed more than 400 yards in three of its past four games and haven’t been able to stop the run, which could take the pressure off Lauletta.
Even if the Giants still wanted to wait another week, Raanan believes Titans and Colts would seem to be reasonable options for the team to make a change.
- Giants HC Pat Shurmur said he’s “very hopeful” DE Kerry Wynn, who is still in concussion protocol, will be able to return. (Ralph Vacchiano)
- Shurmur mentioned that TE Evan Engram, who injured his hamstring in warmups last week, could practice on Wednesday.
- According to Shurmur, RB Jonathan Stewart is ready to go if they want to activate him from injured reserve. (Pat Leonard)
On Wednesday, Redskins HC Jay Gruden addressed the team’s decision to claim LB Reuben Foster off of waivers.
“There’s no guarantee he’s ever going to play here,” Gruden said, via NFL.com. “He’s got a lot of work to do — personally, with the team, with the NFL, with himself — before he even thinks about playing football again.”
Gruden said they considered what the public reaction would be to making the move.
“A little bit. Yeah, I’m sure there was,” Gruden said. “From [president] Bruce [Allen] and [owner] Dan [Snyder] and, obviously, [VP of Player Personnel] Doug [Williams]. But at the end of the day, we decided to make the move and we’ll deal with the outcry, so to speak. But for the most part, this is a young athlete, a young person, who got himself into some trouble and we want to find out exactly what happened.”
Les Carpenter and Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post report that Redskins’ “decision-makers were said to be divided” on whether to claim LB Reuben Foster off of waivers on Wednesday and the front office was “far from unanimous” in the decision.
- According to the report, team president Bruce Allen “masterminded” the decision to claim Foster.
- A.J. Perez of USA Today reports that the Eagles were the only team that contacted the Tampa Police Department for details about Foster’s misdemeanor domestic battery arrest that led to his release from the 49ers.