One of the biggest reasons why the Broncos are a big draw and considered as one of the most popular teams in the league is because of star quarterback and future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning. He has had one of the most storied careers in the NFL, but at 39 years old, he's showing the signs of wear and tear in a sport dominated by physical contact.
The Denver Broncos announced on Tuesday that Manning will again be missing at least another two weeks as he struggles to recover from a plantar fascia tear, which will force him to wear a walking cast. The team further said that the extension of his time out in the game is due to the required additional rehabilitation for the bad foot, something team officials didn't expect earlier. The decision was made after consultations with renowned foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson.
With the injury, Manning was inactive during the Broncos' 17-15 win against the Bears, officially ending their two-game losing skid. more >>
Jeremy Lin may not be able to return to his previous level as a star player, but he will be a good reserve point guard for the Charlotte Hornets.
Former New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin shot to stardom when he put out an amazing performance for 25 consecutive games. Now, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford sees the NBA player as a valuable reserve point guard for their team, according to a Vice Sports report.
"One of the biggest things, the way the league is going, is that he can play two spots," the Post quotes Coach Clifford's statement on Tuesday morning. "So he could both play with [Hornets starting point guard] Kemba [Walker], and then he can play as the point guard…" more >>
It's always an interesting day in sports during Thanksgiving, with this year's lineup of events highlighted by some great matchups in different leagues, including the NFL. While the NBA and NHL are looking to add some spice a day after, Thursday is quite busy with college football, basketball, and of course, the National Football League.
Well, that's always been the case on Thanksgiving — NFL football is the forefront of entertainment. This time, there are three games in the schedule with all of them being crucial ones in terms of the hunt for a playoff spot.
Philadelphia Eagles versus Detroit Lions more >>
Tony Stewart's no. 14 car lost its crew chief after Chad Johnston left to join Kyle Larson. The announcement was made by Chip Ganassi Racing on Monday; which interestingly came into fruition after Tony Stewart hinted a week ago that there will be some changes to his Sprint Cup Series team before his final season.
But the news of Johnston's transfer does not really come as a surprise because of the fact that in his two seasons with Stewart, he didn't really have quite an ideal relationship with the NASCAR driver. During those years, Stewart only managed to finish 25th and 28th in points.
It was later reported by Motorsport.com that stepping in to replace Johnston is former engineer for Kevin Harvick, Mike Bugarewicz, but this one hasn't been officially announced yet. Johnston, meanwhile, will be replaced by Chris Heroy. more >>
There's good news for the Panthers heading deeper into the season when defensive end Charles Johnson is finally going back to action after a Week 3 injury. The hamstring issue required him to miss eight games, though he believes he felt ready to play in just a couple of weeks after getting the injury.
Being back on the active roster is definitely a welcoming sight for the Panthers hoping to make a final push before the playoffs. "I thought I could come back sooner but at the same time these eight weeks helped me get my leg stronger and I feel like I'm 100 percent," the Panthers defensive stalwart said. "It was frustrating at first, but when you're winning that makes a lot of things easier. I just tried to maintain my poise," he added.
The 29-year-old, though, is more than ready to run the field, considering that he's been participating in team practices for the past couple of weeks. Head coach Ron Rivera told reporters that his guy is prepared to return. "He's worked very hard, he's been working on his conditioning, as well as his rehab," the coach added. more >>
The New York Jets could no longer wait for a first round draft pick to prove his worth. On Monday, outside linebacker Quinton Coples was waived by the team after starting two games for them but proved to be inconsistent on the field.
But the release at this point of the season comes in as quite surprising for many observers, believing that Coples is a type of player who still has a lot of potential. As the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the outside linebacker produced 16.5 sacks in his first three years as a pro. He also averaged 6.5 in 2014, which actually was his best so far in his young career.
The problem is that the 25-year-old does not have a sack this season, which may very well be the reason why he lost his starting job. In those struggling times, he was replaced by either Leger Douzable or Calvin Pace. more >>