Dwayne Haskins starts for Washington despite breaking rules
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Dwayne Haskins gets his second consecutive start for Washington with quarterback Alex Smith out again because of a right calf injury. Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackon is active against Dallas after missing two months with an ankle injury. Harrison being inactive against the Rams comes as the Seahawks welcome defensive tackle Bryan Mone back from injured reserve following a lengthy stint because of an ankle injury. The Rams were without rookie running back Cam Akers, who had already been ruled out with an ankle injury. Washington: QB Alex Smith, RB Lamar Miller, WR Terry McLaurin, OT David Steinmetz, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB Thomas Davis.
McCown with Texans 19 seasons after hoping to join team
In 2002 the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and McCown had just wrapped up his college career at nearby Sam Houston State. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)HOUSTON – In 2002, the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and Josh McCown had just wrapped up his college career at nearby Sam Houston State. Nineteen seasons and nine teams later, the quarterback finally got his wish when he signed with the Texans this month to be their third quarterback behind Deshaun Watson and AJ McCarron. I followed it closely because it was another team in Texas,” McCown said. Since McCown has been in the NFL since the Texans became a team, it’s no surprise that at 41 he’s by far the oldest player on the team.
Could Texans-Jaguars be considered an AFC South pillow fight?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have been here before. The Jaguars (1-6) are last in the AFC South, the same spot they occupied in each of the last two seasons and three times in the last four years. The Texans haven’t brought up the rear in the South since 2013. One of them will double their win total and escape the AFC South cellar when they meet Sunday. “Man, they just need to forfeit the game,” Jaguars defensive end Josh Allen quipped.
All NFL games on for Week 9 as teams deal with COVID-19
(AP Photo/Terrance Williams, File)All NFL games are on for this weekend while teams deal with COVID-19 issues. The Atlanta Falcons canceled practice and worked virtually after a member of the football staff tested positive. Everybody wants to play the game.”A Miami Dolphins assistant coach, also unidentified, tested positive for COVID-19 and was quarantined. The Bears canceled practice and closed their facility Thursday after another player tested positive. The Houston Texans returned to their facility a day after it was closed following a positive COVID-19 test by a player.
Jaguars come up short on the road to Texans
Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew is sacked by Whitney Mercilus in Sunday's loss to the Texans. The Jaguars went for a two-point conversion and a win on the road, only to come up a yard shy in a 13-12 loss to the Texans on Sunday. Minshew, the rookie from Washington State, put the Jaguars in position for an unlikely comeback win, throwing a soft 4-yard touchdown lob to D.J. Instead of staying with the hot hand in Minshew, the Jaguars called a run up the middle with Leonard Fournette. Another Minshew run got them to the 4 and he followed with the touchdown pass to Chark.