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[November 28, 2017]
(The Sports Xchange) - The
Denver Broncos' quarterback carousel once again will turn to Trevor
Siemian after coach Vance Joseph announced Monday that Paxton Lynch
will be sidelined two to four weeks with a high ankle injury.
Lynch sustained the non-contact injury during the third quarter of
Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Raiders on Sunday at the Oakland-Alameda
County Coliseum. The 2016 first-round pick completed 9 of 14 passes
for 41 yards with one interception while making his first start of
the season and third career.
The New England Patriots placed tight end Martellus Bennett on
The move comes one day after Bennett was inactive in the Patriots'
35-17 win over the Miami Dolphins due to shoulder and hamstring
injuries. New England also put defensive back Nate Ebner on injured
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has a torn meniscus in
his right knee, the team announced.
Benjamin, who was acquired from the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 31,
sustained the injury during Buffalo's 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles
Chargers on Nov. 19.
Detroit Lions safety Tavon Wilson was placed on injured reserve with
an ailing shoulder, the team announced.
Wilson aggravated the injury during Detroit's 30-23 loss to the
Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving Day.
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Browns quarterback Cody Kessler (6) gets sacked by Detroit Lions
strong safety Tavon Wilson (32) during the fourth quarter at Ford
Field. Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who made his long-awaited
return to the lineup on Sunday after an eight-week absence due to a
broken foot, received positive news after seeing a specialist.
Olsen was examined orthopedic specialist Dr. Robert Anderson and his
foot was judged to be "OK," the Charlotte Observer reported, citing
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib opened up about his role in a
fight with Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree that saw
both players ejected from Sunday's game at Oakland-Alameda County
While Talib expressed a measure of remorse for the first-quarter
altercation, he also said that Crabtree started the fireworks by
punching Denver teammate Chris Harris on the previous play.
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