12 Sep 2019, 04:34 IST
There was not a scarcity of stories heading into Week 2 because the Antonio Brown chronicle took one more flip.
Elsewhere across the league, the truth of accidents suffered opening weekend started to sink in as some gamers hit injured reserve early.
Three issues that matter
Antonio Brown practices in wake of rape accusation
Simply while you thought the saga was lastly over, the New England Patriots receiver was accused of sexually assaulting and raping his former coach, Britney Taylor, in a civil lawsuit filed within the Southern District of Florida on Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges there have been three separate incidents, two of which occurred in June 2017 and a 3rd that happened in Could 2018.
Brown’s lawyer denied “each allegation within the lawsuit”. Patriots coach Invoice Belichick couldn’t verify if Brown would play in opposition to the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 however he was on the sphere for apply on the staff facility in a primary uniform.
— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) September 11, 2019
“I am not going to be increasing on the statements which have already been given,” Belichick advised reporters sternly. “After we know extra, we’ll say extra.”
Tyreek Hill seemingly out 4-6 weeks
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs seem optimistic, nonetheless, because the staff opted to not place the receiver on injured reserve. It was an excellent indication that Hill averted critical damage, nevertheless it nonetheless leaves a large void on offense. The setback additionally comes after Hill agreed to a reported three-year, $54million extension regardless of an offseason overshadowed by quite a few off-field incidents.
In the meantime, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes practiced on Wednesday after enjoying via a sprained ankle within the staff’s chippy Week 1 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Quincy Enunwa out for season with one other neck damage
The New York Jets receiver has now suffered two previously three years, although it’s unclear whether or not the latest damage is taken into account career-threatening. Enunwa beforehand missed the complete 2017 season after hurting his neck in coaching camp.
New York are already with out tight finish Chris Herndon, who’s serving a four-game suspension to begin the season, so shedding Enunwa is one other blow to the staff’s offense, particularly after he signed a four-year extension value $36m in December.
Two issues that do not matter
Hunter Henry is harm once more
The Los Angeles Chargers tight finish is not any stranger to accidents, however the newest is fairly vital. The staff introduced Henry suffered a tibial plateau fracture – a break within the higher portion of the tibia or the shin bone – to his left knee on Sunday and can be out for an undisclosed time, although it was reported he may miss 4 to 6 weeks.
Henry, who had 4 catches for 60 yards in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts, beforehand suffered a lacerated kidney in 2017 and a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) within the 2018 preseason.
AJ Inexperienced out of strolling boot
Whereas there may be nonetheless no timeline for his return, it’s a constructive signal for the Cincinnati Bengals receiver, who continues to make strides in his restoration from preseason ankle surgical procedure.
“All the things’s getting in a fantastic course,” Inexperienced advised reporters in his first public feedback since struggling the damage throughout coaching camp.
Inexperienced added that he ran for about 10 minutes on Tuesday and labored out his legs with the staff’s energy and conditioning coach on Wednesday, noting that his vary of movement stays restricted however is enhancing.
One video you need to see
As a result of even after 18 years, we are going to always remember.
From ESPN NFL LIVE: NFL gamers keep in mind the place they have been 18 years in the past throughout 9/11 pic.twitter.com/dWsCTLecGJ
— 4 Verts (@FourVerticals_) September 11, 2019
Wednesday’s tweet of the day
In spite of everything his helmet drama, Brown didn’t even put on the headgear he had settled on earlier than leaving the Oakland Raiders throughout his first apply with the Patriots.
Doesn’t appear like Antonio Brown was carrying his Xenith Shadow helmet at apply at this time pic.twitter.com/Q6PMgrknH6
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 11, 2019