Detroit Lions waive guard Tommy Kraemer, leaving 2 open spots on the roster
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions have waived interior offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer, opening another roster spot with cornerback Jeff Okudah headed to injured reserve. Kraemer was elevated from the practice squad to the roster ahead of Detroit’s Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Kraemer spent training camp and the preseason in Detroit and is a candidate to return to the practice squad if he clears waivers. It’s worth noting that kicker Zane Gonzalez was signed by the Carolina Panthers via Detroit’s practice squad, opening a spot in the process. For now, third-round rookie cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu is the next player up, with Jerry Jacobs and Bobby Price in the mix for additional work.mlive.com
Detroit Lions feel like they’re getting a new-and-improved version of kicker Austin Seibert
These guys all know that they’re always competing, whether it’s against themselves, somebody in the building or somebody outside the building. I think that’s really our goal as a unit and that’s my goal individually, is just to try to get a little bit better every day, and I think that’s what his focus is, but yeah. I think that’s one of his real strengths, to be honest with you,” Fipp said. I think he’s worked hard on his game. QB Jared Goff draws old NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers in Detroit Lions debut5 things to watch: Detroit Lions preparing for both Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lancemlive.com
Detroit Lions were impressed with Austin Seibert’s ‘pop’ when looking to fill kicker void
The Lions set their initial 53-man roster earlier this week without a kicker on the list, venturing into uncharted waters ahead of the season. They cut Matthew Wright after one preseason game, leaving Bullock and recent addition Zane Gonzalez locked in a battle through the rest of camp. They have since claimed kicker Austin Seibert off waivers via the Cincinnati Bengals, adding Gonzalez back to the practice squad. Bullock and Wright were rough in the team’s first showing in front of fans at their Ford Field scrimmage. He’s done it, he’s been consistent, he’s had experience, and so again, you don’t make decisions about, ‘OK, this guy won,’” Holmes said.mlive.com
Tom Kennedy in, both kickers out on Detroit Lions’ initial 53-man roster
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions have elected to carry six receivers, just two tight ends and a whole slew of young defensive backs in the secondary. Yes, that means Tom Kennedy made the team at receiver, despite the Lions’ trade for Trinity Benson earlier in the day. Other bubble players who made the team include DT Kevin Strong, LB Anthony Pittman, CB Bobby Price and CB Jerry Jacobs. Parker, CB Jerry Jacobs, S/CB Bobby Price, S Tracy Walker, S Will Harris, S Dean Marlowe, S C.J. MooreOut: CB Mike Ford, CB Corn Elder, CB Nickell Robey-Coleman, S Jalen Elliott, S Alijah HolderSpecialists (2)In: P Jack Fox, LS Scott DalyOut: K Zane Gonzalez, K Randy Bullockmlive.com
Detroit Lions sign kicker Zane Gonzalez, waive Matthew Wright
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions are making some moves in the kicker room, signing Zane Gonzalez and waiving Matthew Wright. Wright, much like Lions kicker Randy Bullock, didn’t fare well in the team’s weekend scrimmage at Ford Field, missing his final two attempts and a couple more with the team back outside for practice Tuesday. So, now it’ll be Gonzalez vs. Bullock on the unenviable quest to replace Matt Prater. Lions coach Dan Campbell was asked about the kicking struggles over the weekend, coming to Bullock’s defense at the moment. Gonzalez was limited to 12 games last season, going 16 of 22 with a long of 56 yards.mlive.com
Murray throws TD, Cards end 3-game skid, beat red-hot Giants
Coupled with Tampa Bay’s 26-14 win over Minnesota (6-7), the Cardinals are back in a wild-card berth. we have to go out there and execute,” said Murray, who ran 10 times for 47 yards. “I don’t think we have any kind of a hangover from going out to Seattle last week," Giants coach Joe Judge said. The D limited New York to 159 yards in making Jones' return from a one-game absence with a hamstring injury miserable. The first one was set up by a 24-yard punt return by Christian Kirk to the Giants 38.
Colts have left tackle Castonzo, LB Okereke vs. Raiders
Indianapolis left tackle Anthony Castonzo and starting linebacker Bobby Okereke are both active for the Colts’ visit to the Las Vegas Raiders. ___GREEN BAY AT DETROITPackers: QB Jordan Love, CB Ka’dar Hollman, LB Jonathan Garvin, G Simon Stepaniak, WR Malik Taylor, TE Jace Sternberger. Raiders: QB Nathan Peterman, CB Damon Arnette, RB Theo Riddick, OT Brandon Parker, OG John Simpson, DE Carl Nassib. Eagles: CB Michael Jacquet, QB Nate Sudfeld, WR John Hightower, RB Jason Huntley, DB Grayland Arnold, S Rudy Ford, LB T.J. Edwards. Jaguars: QB Jake Luton, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Kamalei Correa, LB Quincy Williams, C Brandon Linder, TE Tyler Davis, DE Reggie Gilbert.
Tagovailoa, Dolphins rally for 34-31 win over Cardinals
The 22-year-old Tagovailoa was on the winning end of an action-packed duel with Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray, who finished with 283 yards and three touchdowns. Tagovailoa was much more productive in his second start after throwing for just 93 yards against the Rams last week. BIG FOOTSanders made a 56-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter to give the Dolphins a 24-17 halftime lead. INJURIESDolphins: WR Preston Williams (foot) left the game in the second quarter and didn't return. Cardinals: CB Kevin Peterson left the game early in the second quarter for a concussion evaluation and didn't return.
Arizona knocks off undefeated Seattle with 37-34 OT victory
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. Seattle led all of regulation until Gonzalez made a 44-yard field goal as time expired to tie it at 34. Moments later, it appeared Seattle had won on the ensuing drive when DK Metcalf caught a 48-yard touchdown pass, but the play was called back because of holding on receiver David Moore. Christian Kirk caught an 8-yard touchdown pass with 2:28 left to pull Arizona to 34-31. Seattle cruised 75 yards in just six plays, finishing with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Lockett.
Murray runs for TD, throws another, Cardinals rip 0-5 Jets
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) runs in a touchdown against New York Jets free safety Marcus Maye (20) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Arizona Cardinals certainly came to the right place to get back on the winning track. Having Kyler Murray and the offense put up nearly 500 yards against the hapless and winless Jets was almost predictable. “I don’t want anyone on the team to feel satisfied with what happened today," said Murray, who threw for 380 yards. Jets: play at Miami next Sunday as NFL reorganizes schedule due to coronavirus pandemic.
Murray runs for 2 TDs, Cardinals roll past Washington 30-15
Washington (1-1) finally scored a touchdown with 12:20 left in the fourth quarter when Dwayne Haskins hit Terry McLaurin for a 24-yard score. The Cardinals' revamped defense had a big day, holding Washington scoreless until Dustin Hopkins hit a 24-yard field goal late in the third quarter. Murray's pass into coverage was picked off by Landon Collins, giving Washington great field position at the Arizona 19. He was completely alone in the back of the end zone on third down and Murray hit him for the 4-yard score to make it 7-0. ... Washington right guard Brandon Scherff (knee) was hurt just before halftime and gingerly walked off the field with the help of medical staff.