Herbert hopes week of preparation benefits him in 2nd start

Justin Herbert proved last week that he could excel when being put into a game on a minute's notice. The Los Angeles Chargers' rookie quarterback will get his second NFL start Sunday against Carolina with Tyrod Taylor sidelined indefinitely due to chest and rib injuries. Herbert said he spent the week leading up to the Kansas City game preparing as if he was going to play in case Taylor was injured during the game.

Seahawks continue to wait for Josh Gordon’s reinstatement

The Cowboys will have Aldon Smith against the Seahawks. The Seahawks won't have Josh Gordon against the Cowboys. While Smith gained reinstatement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory conditional reinstatement, the Seahawks have no idea when the league will allow Gordon to return. “I don’t know,” Carroll said, via Gregg [more]

Rams CB Jalen Ramsey will be missing Bills fans this week

Jalen Ramsey is getting used to life on the road in the NFL without opposing fans there to scream and shout, but the Los Angeles Rams' star cornerback wishes it didn't have to be that way this week. The ''Bills Mafia,'' as the fans of the Buffalo Bills call themselves, probably feel the same way with Ramsey coming to upstate New York on Sunday. Ramsey didn't have much to say about Bills quarterback Josh Allen this week after calling him ''trash'' in a memorable 2018 interview with GQ magazine that drew the ire of Bills fans, instead deferring to the praise that teammates Aaron Donald and John Johnson offered for the third-year passer.