By The Related Press
The Newest on Week 11 within the NFL (all occasions EST):
The Carolina Panthers have introduced that P.J. Walker will make his first NFL begin at quarterback immediately in opposition to the Detroit Lions instead of Teddy Bridgewater, who’s inactive with a knee damage.
Walker, who was one of many stars of the XFL earlier than it shut down, has thrown eight passes this season. Panthers coach Matt Rhule has a historical past with Walker, who performed for him at Temple.
Walker will get the beginning over former third spherical draft choose Will Grier.
The Denver Broncos are taking part in their final house recreation in entrance of followers immediately once they host the Miami Dolphins.
The Broncos are permitting 5,700 followers into the sport however due to a surge in COVID-19 circumstances, they’ll play their final three video games in an empty stadium.
The coronavirus can also be maintaining Denver defensive finish Shelby Harris sidelined for a 3rd consecutive week and defensive coordinator Ed Donatell is lacking his fourth recreation as he recovers from the virus that hospitalized him final week.
— Arnie Stapleton reporting from Denver.
From stars corresponding to Cleveland’s Myles Garrett to follow squad gamers and coaches, many NFL groups are lacking manpower due to COVID-19 protocols in Week 11.
About 20 gamers and coaches are anticipated to overlook Sunday’s first batch of NFL video games as a result of they’re on the COVID-19/reserve record. The 24-year-old Garrett is the most important title: The defensive finish leads the NFL with 9 1/2 sacks however will not be obtainable for the staff’s recreation in opposition to Philadelphia on Sunday.
The undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers can be with out tight finish Vance McDonald and rookie offensive lineman Kevin Dotson for his or her recreation in opposition to Jacksonville.
The roster juggling is not restricted to the gamers on the sphere. Each Philadelphia and Cincinnati every will not have three assistant coaches for Sunday’s video games.
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