Chargers cornerback Verrett out indefinitely (Yahoo Sports)
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:51:21 PDT)
The San Diego Chargers will lose rookie cornerback Jason Verrett for at least one game and probably longer with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Verrett originally hurt his shoulder in a victory at Oakland on Oct. 12 - which he sealed with a last-minute interception - and aggravated it in a loss at Denver last Thursday night. The first-round draft pick will miss the game at Miami on Sunday, when the Chargers (5-3) will try to snap a two-game losing streak. The Chargers then have their bye.
Judge rejects Hernandez bid to move murder trial (Yahoo Sports)
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:34 PDT)
A Massachusetts judge on Thursday denied a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player to a different county. Hernandez, a former tight end for the Patriots, is charged in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiance. Lloyd's body was found in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's home in North Attleborough. In Fall River Superior Court Thursday, Hernandez's lawyer, Michael Fee, urged a judge to move the trial out of Bristol County, citing what he called ''sensational and inflammatory'' media coverage he said has prejudiced potential jurors against Hernandez.
Eagles center Kelce practices, return more likely (Yahoo Sports)
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:31:02 PDT)
Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce made it through his third straight day of practice Thursday, making it more likely he will return from a sports hernia injury in this weekend's game against the Houston Texans. ''I'm not ready to say anything definite yet,'' Kelce said. I think we're at the point where it's not going to get worse by playing.'' A sports hernia is different than many other football-related injuries, with some unknowns when trying to recover, Kelce said. ''There's a pain I'm not really used to,'' Kelce said.