Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant have taken a lighthearted approach to their rivalry in commercials for the Samsung Galaxy Note8.
Norman’s funny commercial was released a week ago:
Sam Bradford, Minnesota Vikings, knee: Bradford sat out Week 2, when it became apparent he could not move well enough to both perform at competition level and protect himself after injuring his knee in Week 1. Early this week, Bradford acknowledged he was dealing with a new type of discomfort, something unfamiliar to him despite his two previous left ACL injuries. Nonetheless, he seemed to be making at least small gains, moving slightly better in individual drills than he had the prior week. On Friday, however, Bradford was not present in practice, a fairly clear signal that he would not be playing in Week 3. It turned out he was headed to visit his orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, for a consultation.
The persistent pain Bradford is reportedly experiencing is of concern, but a visit to Andrews does not automatically indicate surgery is on the horizon. Still, the downturn in his status is worrisome for Bradford’s short-term future; updates in the coming week should provide a better idea of what the next step in his treatment plan will be.
Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots, ribs: Burkhead was not able to practice all week because of an injury to his ribs. It is no surprise that he has been ruled out for this week’s contest.