Detroit Lions sign WR Tom Kennedy from their practice squad, waive DL Kevin Strong
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions announced a series of roster moves ahead of Sunday’s game in Cleveland, signing receiver Tom Kennedy from their practice squad and waiving defensive lineman Kevin Strong. Detroit also elevated kicker Aldrick Rosas and interior offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer from its practice squad. The elevation of Rosas is interesting because the Lions signed kicker Riley Patterson from New England’s practice squad, meaning he’ll be on the 53-man for at least the next three games. He’s appeared in only one game this year, logging 24 defensive snaps in the opener. The former undrafted free agent has, at times, bounced between the roster and practice squad over the last three years.mlive.com
Lions reportedly sign rookie kicker Riley Patterson from New England’s practice squad
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions reportedly have another new kicker, signing Riley Patterson from New England’s practice squad per ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Patterson is the team’s sixth kicker of the season, joining Randy Bullock, Matthew Wright, Zane Gonzalez, Austin Seibert and Ryan Santoso. Patterson sank 23 of 25 field-goal attempts in 2019, making 65 of 66 extra-point tries that season. The Detroit Free Press reports the Lions are also signing kicker Aldrick Rosas to their practice squad. Rosas is a former Pro Bowl kicker, spending three seasons with the Giants and portions of one each with the Jaguars and Saints.mlive.com
Jackson leads surging Ravens to 40-14 rout of Jaguars
Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins runs with the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Ravens built a 26-point halftime lead against helpless Jacksonville and rolled to a 40-14 victory Sunday that boosted their playoff chances and extended the Jaguars' losing streak to 13 games. Lamar Jackson threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score to carry the Ravens (9-5) to their third straight win following a three-game skid. Robinson was limited to 35 yards rushing before leaving in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. The highlight of the fourth quarter was a 22-yard first-down run by Baltimore offensive lineman Tyre Phillips with a Jackson fumble.
Mixon's 3 TDs pace Bengals in 33-25 win over Jaguars
Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Jordan Evans (50) celebrates late in the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. The Bengals defeated the Jaguars 33-25. After linebacker Jordan Evans intercepted a tipped Gardner Minshew pass, the Bengals started on Jacksonville’s 40 and got nowhere, Burrow overthrowing an open A.J. The Jags added a field goal with 8 seconds left, but the ensuing onside kick was unsuccessful. He missed a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter but converted on four others, including a 50-yarder in the second half.