AFC North Blog
Updating previous reports, Aaron Rodgers is expected to be held out of Sunday's game against the Steelers. HC Mike McCarthy said that Rodgers "Looked ready to play" in a press conference yesterday, but as of now Rodgers has yet to be cleared by team doctors. Matt Flynn has once again taken most of the first team reps this week, with Scott Tolzien serving as backup.
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron reported concussion symptoms on Monday and is now in the NFL's concussion protocol. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cameron sat out Wednesday's practice and his playing status this Sunday is in doubt.
League sources have reported to ESPN's Ed Werder that QB Joe Flacco will not undergo an MRI on his knee, despite taking a nasty hit from Detroit linebacker, DeAndre Levy, in the 4th quarter of the Lions-Ravens Monday night tilt. Flacco was noticeably uncomfortable after the hit that twisted his left knee, but didn't miss any plays and led the Ravens final drive to set up kicker Justin Tucker's go-ahead, 61 yard field goal with under a minute to play.
Take this with a huge grain of salt: Browns running back Willis McGahee expects to play in Week 16 versus the Jets. McGahee was inactive last Sunday due to a concussion and said he felt "pretty good" on Monday. However, Scott Petrak of the Chronicle-Telegram adds that McGahee hasn't even been cleared to practice yet.
Browns running back Willis McGahee won't play Sunday against the Bears, and he never really had a chance. McGahee suffered a concussion in Week 14 and hasn't even been cleared to practice yet. Chris Ogbonnaya will get the start against Chicago's last-ranked run defense. Running back Fozzy Whittaker should also chip in.
ESPN's Pat McManamon opined Wednesday that Browns running back Willis McGahee is "very doubtful" to suit up this weekend against the Bears. That's because the 32-year-old McGahee suffered a concussion in his most recent game. McGahee was sent home from Browns headquarters earlier in the day and is still in the first stages of the league's concussion protocol.
Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta fractured and dislocated his right hip on the third day of training camp. About four and a half months and one surgery later, he is finally ready to play. Pitta, who has been practicing for the past three weeks, was officially added to the Ravens' active roster Saturday.