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[Social Robotics] [default] Week Nine of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday

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with a 49ers win and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday White Patrick DiMarco Jerseys , which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players who are on active rosters and don鈥檛 appear below should be considered healthy enough to play barring any announcements on Saturday. The teams playing on Monday night won鈥檛 release their injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here.With that housekeeping out of the way, here are all the injury reports for Sunday.Bears at BillsBears聽LB Khalil Mack (ankle) and WR Allen Robinson (groin) are questionable for the third straight week. They missed last week after playing in Week Seven.聽DT Bilal Nichols (knee) is also listed as questionable while TE Ben Braunecker (concussion) and G Kyle Long (foot) have been ruled out.QB Josh Allen (elbow) is out again, but did return to practice on Friday. The Bills are keeping the door open for聽QB Derek Anderson and LB Tremaine Edmunds to clear the concussion protocol after listing them as questionable. Nathan Peterman is set to start if Anderson is out. DE Trent Murphy (knee) has also been ruled out.Buccaneers at PanthersThe Buccaneers will play their NFC South rivals without聽RB Ronald Jones (hamstring), G Evan Smith (hip) and CB M.J. Stewart (foot).聽DE Vinny Curry (ankle) and DT Gerald McCoy (calf,聽not injury related) are listed as questionable.WR Torrey Smith (knee) is out and no one else on the Panthers got an injury designation.Chiefs at BrownsThe Chiefs ruled out聽C Mitch Morse (concussion) and LB Frank Zombo (hamstring). S Eric Berry (heel) is listed as doubtful for the ninth week in a row and has yet to play in a game. Linebackers聽Anthony Hitchens (rib) and Justin Houston (hamstring) are listed as questionable.LB Joe Schobert (hamstring) won’t play in Gregg Williams’ debut as Browns head coach.聽WR Antonio Callaway (ankle), T Desmond Harrison (illness), WR Rashard Higgins (knee), S Damarious Randall (groin), WR Da'Mari Scott (shoulder), CB Tavierre Thomas (abdomen) and C J.C. Tretter (ankle) make up the questionable group in Cleveland.Falcons at WashingtonThe Falcons have just two players with injury designations. CB Robert Alford (ankle) and K Matt Bryant (hamstring) are both out this weekend.Washington will play without three key offensive players after ruling out聽WR Jamison Crowder (ankle), RB Chris Thompson (rib) and T Trent Williams (thumb,聽shoulder).聽LB Ryan Anderson (knee), RB Kapri Bibbs (shoulder) Patrick DiMarco Jerseys 2019 , S Montae Nicholson (neck,聽hip) and WR Paul Richardson (shoulder,聽knee) were all listed as questionable.Jets at DolphinsWide receivers Robby Anderson (ankle) and Quincy Enunwa (ankle) could return to action for the Jets after getting questionable tags.聽LB Frankie Luvu (neck), DT Steve McLendon (ankle) and WR Andre Roberts (back) are also listed as questionable while TE Neal Sterling (concussion) has been ruled out. CB Trumaine Johnson (quadricep) and LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot) will likely sit after being listed a doubtful.DE Charles Harris (calf) and QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder) are out for the Dolphins.聽TE A.J. Derby (foot), CB Xavien Howard (ankle) and WR Kenny Stills (groin) will be Sunday calls as the owners of questionable tags.Lions at VikingsDE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) hasn’t played since the opener and is listed as questionable once again for the Lions. G T.J. Lang (hip) and CB Darius Slay (knee) are also in that category while聽LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (toe,聽neck) is considered doubtful.Word on Friday is that Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is on track to play. He’s officially listed as questionable along with聽WR Stefon Diggs (rib), T Riley Reiff (foot), CB Xavier Rhodes (foot) and S Andrew Sendejo (groin).聽LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), G Tom Compton (knee) and RB Roc Thomas (hamstring) will all miss the NFC North clash.Steelers at RavensSteelers T Marcus Gilbert (knee) is listed as doubtful for the AFC North matchup. Cornerbacks Artie Burns (ankle) and Coty Sensabaugh (toe) are listed as questionable.The Ravens will be down both starting offensive tackles after ruling out James Hurst (back) and Ronnie Stanley (ankle).聽LB Tim Williams (ankle) has also been ruled out and the questionable group is made up of聽G Bradley Bozeman (calf), RB Alex Collins (foot), CB Marlon Humphrey (thigh), S Tony Jefferson (hamstring), WR Jordan Lasley (hamstring), G Alex Lewis (neck) and LB C.J. Mosley (thigh).Chargers at SeahawksDE Joey Bosa (foot) White Stephen Hauschka Jerseys , DE Chris Landrum (hip) and LB Kyzir White (knee) won’t play for the Chargers, who hope to get RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) back after listing him as questionable.G Jordan Simmons (calf) and CB Neiko Thorpe (groin) are listed as doubtful by the Seahawks.聽RB Chris Carson (hip), S Bradley McDougald (knee) and LB K.J. Wright (knee) are listed as questionable.Texans at BroncosLB Jadeveon Clowney (groin), CB Aaron Colvin (ankle), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), S Andre Hal (shoulder) and CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle,聽knee) drew questionable tags for the Texans.聽LB Zach Cunningham (knee) is out.The Broncos ruled out WR DaeSean Hamilton (knee), LB Brandon Marshall (knee), CB Bradley Roby (ankle) and S Darian Stewart (neck).聽RB Royce Freeman (ankle) is listed as questionable.Rams at SaintsCB Sam Shields (illness) is listed as questionable and makes up the entire Rams injury report.The Saints also have a one-man injury report. Unfortunately for them,聽DE Marcus Davenport (toe) has been ruled out.Packers at PatriotsWR Geronimo Allison (hamstring,聽groin) played last week, but he’s doubtful for the Packers after adding a groin injury to his hamstring issue.聽WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), LB Nick Perry (ankle) and S Jermaine Whitehead (back) are listed as questionable.Thirteen members of the Patriots are listed as questionable.聽T Trent Brown (ankle), T Marcus Cannon (concussion) Stephen Hauschka Jerseys 2019 , LS Joe Cardona (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (ankle), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring), LB Nicholas Grigsby (illness), DE Geneo Grissom (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle,聽back), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), RB Sony Michel (knee), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (neck) and DE John Simon (shoulder) make up that group. In more definitive news, G Shaq Mason (calf) and C Brian Schwenke (foot) have been ruled out. How would Jawaan Taylor fit with Buffalo?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftAnalysisNotesJawaan Taylor could be the dominant blocker the Buffalo Bills need on their offensive lineNew,21commentsHow would Jawaan Taylor fit with Buffalo?EDTShareTweetShareShareJawaan Taylor could be the dominant blocker the Buffalo Bills need on their offensive lineWhen the Buffalo Bills began their offseason, no area of the team was a larger need than offensive line. Since that time White Jordan Poyer Jerseys , the group has been completely overhauled, but many of those players are signed to short-term prove-it contracts. There’s still room for a highly talented player to come into the room and establish himself as a long-term starter.At offensive tackle in particular, Dion Dawkins is entering the third season of his four-year rookie deal. He’s been playing left tackle, but he’s not locked into that spot. Ty Nsekhe on a two-year deal, LaAdrian Waddle on a one-year deal, and backups Jeremiah Sirles and Conor McDermott are the main competition for offensive tackle right now.Florida tackle Jawaan Taylor might have the talent to be Buffalo’s first-round pick. He’s an excellent athlete and has an encouraging mix of run-blocking and pass-blocking skills.Team FitThe way that Taylor would best fit with Buffalo’s “process” can be summed up with his weight. From 380 lbs as a high-school junior, Taylor dropped to 312 lbs four years later when he weighed in at the NFL Combine. He put in the work to transform his body and it paid off. He’s also a cold-blooded killer when blocking on the field.Taylor was benched for a single series due to a violation of team rules, but that was his only infraction. He also made the SEC All-Academic Roll in 2018.Taylor doesn’t quite have the gargantuan size of the 6’8” 330-lb Ty Nsekhe, but the 6’5” 312-lb tackle has a massive wingspan and would comfortably fit within Buffalo’s prototype thresholds at offensive tackle.As a player who only played right tackle (aside from a two-game stint at left tackle), Taylor doesn’t match up with all of Brandon Beane’s quotes about “versatility” on the offensive line. Most of Buffalo’s linemen were cross-trained with at least two positions, so Taylor is a bit behind the curve in that regard.Player ComparisonLance Zierlein of NFL.com compared Taylor to former first-round pick Vernon Carey. The 6’5” 340-lb tackle started 107 games in his career for the Miami Dolphins. In terms of measurements, another good fit might be Morgan Moses. Moses measured 6’6” and 314 lbs, with 35 3/8” arms—and he’s started four seasons at right tackle in Washington.Sample play: Swap Trick Right Up 16 Boad (aka Fly Sweep)Jawaan Taylor’s athleticism will really shine when running plays can put him on the move and ask him to block fast players in space. This running play, a designed fly sweep Jordan Poyer Jerseys 2019 , is a great example. It’s not an easy assignment for Taylor—he’s asked to combo block the three-technique defensive tackle, then climb to the second level and block the weak-side linebacker. A pulling guard, working with the tight end, hopes to take out the defensive end, while the TE or RB needs to block the strong-side linebacker.If everyone blocks well, including those crucial second-level blocks, then the flanker receiver (John Brown coming across the formation) will have a wide-open lane to run through.In this day and age, right tackle is almost as valuable as left tackle on an offensive line. Taylor has the upside to eventually be a Pro Bowler at the position, but the Bills might have a logjam at the position in 2019 if they draft him. If that can be worked out, Taylor might be the long-term blocker Buffalo needs in front of Josh Allen.
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