The NFL on Monday refuted a Buffalo News report that the league had concluded its investigation into allegations that Bills guard Richie Incognito used racial slurs against Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and would not be punished.
In a since-deleted tweet, longtime Bills beat writer Vic Carucci cited an unidentified league source in reporting that the league investigation had concluded.
If and when Brady takes the field Sunday, he won’t have Malcolm Mitchell to throw to. The Patriots have no plans to activate the second-year receiver ahead of Sunday’s AFC title game, a source told Rapoport. Coach Bill Belichick later confirmed the move to reporters.
Wednesday marked the league-imposed deadline to place Mitchell on the active roster. The decision not to comes as no surprise after Mitchell missed Wednesday’s practice with the lingering knee issues that have kept him sidelined all season.
The Eagles went 13-3 and won the NFC East in 2017 because of much more than Wentz’s brilliant play. Philly’s offense ranked third in the league in points scored. Its defense ranked fourth in points and allowed. Kickers Caleb Sturgis and Jake Elliott made 29 of 34 field-goal attempts, including six of seven from 50-plus yards. Elliott even beat the Giants with a 61-yarder.
Jay Ajayi had a 71-yard touchdown run, and Nelson Agholor had a 72-yard touchdown catch. Jalen Mills got himself a pick-six. Nigel Bradham, Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox and Derek Barnett each scoop-and-scored once.
Out of all the great plays Eagles players made in 2017 on their way to the Super Bowl, a few stand out.
That’s the definition, the essence of a team, Krystkowiak said. The whole thing is keeping guys engaged. It’s going to a variety of different guys. … When your time comes, jump in there and get after it.