NFL News and Rumors: Is Derek Carr a lock to last?
Week 7 NFL Action
We are gearing up for another jaw-dropping week of football, and Week 7 is guaranteed to surprise us. With Ryan Tannehill out for the second-straight game and Derek Carr rumors gaining momentum, take look at what the latest news is around the NFL:
- Derek Carr: A lock to last in Oakland?
- The NFL is stronger than ever
- Calling all Chargers fans
- Ryan Tannehill under investigation?
Derek Carr: A lock to last in Oakland?
Don’t panic yet, Raiders fans. Rumors that starting quarterback Derek Carr is on the trade block are not real…yet.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes the New York Giants could make a trade for Carr as early as this February at the 2019 NFL Combine. La Canfora asserts that first-year coach Jon Gruden is eager to reboot the roster and that vision will like exclude the three-time Pro Bowler.
Carr, who is under contract in Oakland until 2022, has struggled in the red zone this season with only seven touchdowns through six games.
The NFL is stronger than ever
After the completion of Wednesday’s owners meetings, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it pretty clear how he feels about the state of the league.
“I don’t think there has been a better time to be an NFL fan,” Goodell said. “The quality of the games and the enjoyment that comes with that, I hear it from the fans all the time.”
Goodell credited game quality and technology for giving fans a more enjoyable experience.
“From our standpoint, we look at this as a great moment for us — the tremendous growth and the tremendous popularity of our game," Goodell said.
Calling all Chargers fans
NFL owners met for the Fall Meeting in New York this week, and concerns about the San Diego Chargers franchise may have come to the surface.
Per ESPN’S Seth Wickersham, the Chargers are struggling to sell personal seat licenses for the new Inglewood Stadium, and league owners are concerned. He added the Chargers are planning on revising their revenue goals from $400 million to $150 million.
The Chargers currently play at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, a venue that seats about 30,000 people. Their plan is to move into a new Inglewood Stadium being built by the Rams.
Is the NFL investigating Ryan Tannehill?
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill won’t take the field for the second-straight week. The Miami Dolphins starting QB has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions with a shoulder injury.
According to The Miami Herald, the injury has attracted the interest of the NFL, who will open up an investigation into how the Dolphins reported his injury.
The NFL is expected to gather information on how Tannehill went from full practice participant on Wednesday and Thursday to limited participant/questionable on Friday, and out on Sunday.