NFL Notes: Chargers, Cowboys, Seahawks, Vikings



  • Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said of QB Philip Rivers (concussion) and his chances of playing in Week 11: “We think he’ll play but it’s up to the doctors.” (Dan Woike)


  • Jane Slater, citing a person with knowledge of the situation, reports that Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (groin) will not play Sunday and Byron Bell will start in his place.


Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (Achilles, injured reserve) posted a video on Youtube Thursday saying that he’s hoping to be back in May of June of next year.

The comeback definitely starts now,” Sherman said, via “They won’t let me walk on it right now so I guess the comeback really starts in two or three months. But I’m going to do core all the way. My core is going to be right, that’s for sure.”

  • However, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll told reporters on Thursday that it’s too early to know if Sherman will be ready in time for training camp. Carroll added that he expects Sherman back at the team’s facility on Friday. (Bob Condotta)
  • Carroll expects S Earl Thomas (hamstring) to be back this week. (Bob Condotta)
  • Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy (groin) returned to practice on Thursday and is expected to play in Week 11. (Liz Mathews)
  • Carroll doesn’t know if LT Duane Brown will be available and they’re treating him as a game-time decision.(Bob Condotta)
  • According to Carroll, OL Luke Joeckel is “really close” to returning and could possibly be back later this week. (Bob Condotta)
  • Carroll said that S Kam Chancellor is still being evaluated after suffering a neck stinger last week and his status for Week 11 remains uncertain. (Brady Henderson)


Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said Thursday that he doesn’t know when he’ll return as the team’s starting quarterback, but he stressed that this really isn’t about him.

“Who knows. Like I said, I don’t want this to be about me. It’s us,” Bridgewater said, via “We’re sitting in a good position right now, pushing for the playoffs, hopefully home-field advantage or something like that. So we can’t take the attention away from that. We’re playing great football and I pray that we can continue to just keep getting better.

Bridgewater added that he isn’t stressed about not playing.

“No. I’m just taking it one day at a time. Continuing to be a great teammate, motivating the guys. We’re playing great football right now. What else could you ask for?” he said.

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