NFL, sports world reaction to injury to Bills' Damar Hamlin
Many fellow NFL players and teams and others in the sports world and beyond quickly offered their support and prayers on social media for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who the NFL said was in critical condition at a hospital after collapsing on the field during Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
AP source: Tests reveal no tears in Bills' Miller's knee
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — (AP) — Tests on Buffalo Bills star pass-rusher Von Miller's injured right knee showed no ligament tears, a person with direct knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the team has not provided any updates on Miller’s injury. While the results are encouraging, Miller is still being evaluated and is expected to be out indefinitely, the person said. He had no immediate updates on either Miller or starting left tackle Dion Dawkins following Buffalo’s 28-25 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday. The injury is to the same knee that forced Miller to miss seven games in 2013.wftv.com
SDSU defends handling of Araiza gang-rape allegation inquiry
The incident happened on Oct. 17 at a Halloween party at a home where Araiza had been living. Leonard and Ewaliko are no longer with the team, Wicker said. “I still firmly believe that allowing SDPD to handle the investigation of this was the right way to go," Wicker said. SDSU said it was cleared by the SDPD on July 22 to begin a campus investigation. Araiza was set to become Buffalo's punter when the team released Matt Haack last week, but the Bills then reversed course.wftv.com
Von Miller makes his presence felt at 1st Bills practice
For someone who acknowledged being torn over leaving a Super Bowl champion and the bright lights of Los Angeles for Buffalo, Von Miller certainly looked at home wearing a Bills helmet in making his practice debut on Tuesday. Whether it was grooving to the music on the sideline, playfully posing to a photographer, providing tips to second-year defensive end Greg Rousseau or bursting off the line in forcing Josh Allen out of the pocket, Miller’s presence was apparent during the second day of the Bills’ voluntary workouts. “My first impression of him from him wearing the same jersey is outstanding and thankful,” left tackle Dion Dawkins said.news.yahoo.com
Heinicke to COVID list, Washington QB plan at Eagles unclear
Cowboys Washington Football Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Landover, Md. Practice squad QB Kyle Shurmur would be in line to start if neither Heinicke nor Allen is available. Washington also signed Garrett Gilbert off New England's practice squad on Friday. Also Friday:—Buffalo placed starting left tackle Dion Dawkins on the COVID-19 list, leaving his status uncertain for Sunday against Carolina. The Dolphins had three running backs on the COVID-19 list before Gaskin was cleared.wftv.com
Reigning champion Chiefs dump Bills 38-24 in AFC title game
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. – It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their third Super Bowl appearance. That’s not how you’re supposed to play football.”It capped a bitter night for the Bills, who had reached their first AFC title game since beating Kansas City at home on Jan. 1, 1994. You don't beat Kansas City by kicking field goals from the 3-yard line, though. He’s fast.”Any hopes the Bills had of a comeback were dashed when Rashad Fenton picked off a tipped pass deep in Kansas City territory.
Mahomes leads champion Chiefs to 14-2 mark in stacked AFC
While the Chiefs get another week’s rest, the six other AFC playoff teams get going this weekend. For just the second time since the 1970 league merger, every team in the AFC playoffs has at least 11 wins. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 54, 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 2, 2020, at Miami. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 43, 27-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Feb. 1, 2009, at Tampa, Florida. Their pass rush is nearly nonexistent with 19 sacks, the fewest by a playoff team since Denver had 19 in 1979.