With starter Taylor limping, Bills sign QB Josh Johnson (Yahoo Sports)
Tyrod Taylor's playing status is uncertain after the Bills starting quarterback hurt his left leg while rallying Buffalo to victory against Tennessee last weekend. The Bills took a precautionary step in addressing their quarterback depth behind backup EJ Manuel by signing free agent Josh Johnson on Tuesday. The move came a day after coach Rex Ryan said Taylor was ''beat up'' and ''sore'' following a 14-13 win against Tennessee.
Kuechly practices after missing last 3 games with concussion (Yahoo Sports)
Luke Kuechly was back in his comfort zone Tuesday, on the football field wearing a helmet and shoulder pads. The Panthers middle linebacker returned to practice exactly one month after suffering a concussion in the Carolina's season-opening 20-9 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. ''It's weird, you can't tape it up, you can't suck it up,'' Kuechly said of his first known career concussion.
NFL acknowledges game clock error in Steelers-Chargers game (Yahoo Sports)
For the second week in a row, the NFL acknowledged an officiating error in a nationally televised game. This time, the problem was twofold: 18 seconds were incorrectly run off the clock late in the fourth quarter Monday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 24-20 victory at the San Diego Chargers - and none of the game officials noticed the gaffe and corrected it.
Autopsy: Former NFL player Tyler Sash overdosed on pain meds (Yahoo Sports)
Former NFL and Iowa safety Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications, and a history of painful injuries was a contributing factor, a medical examiner said Tuesday. Additional studies will look at whether Sash, 27, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease caused by repetitive trauma that has been found in several former NFL players. The results will be available in eight to 12 months, according to a statement from the Iowa State Medical Examiner's office.
Cardinals sign Dwight Freeney, place LB Kenny Demens on IR (Yahoo Sports)
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals confirmed the signing of veteran defensive end/outside linebacker Dwight Freeney and placed linebacker Kenny Demens on injured reserve Tuesday.
Saints bring back Joseph Morgan, release Don Jones (Yahoo Sports)
The New Orleans Saints have brought back wide receiver Joseph Morgan before Thursday night's home game against the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons. Morgan, who spent several weeks on the roster earlier this season, returns on the heels of a Saints loss in Philadelphia during which receiver Marques Colston injured his right shoulder. Morgan began his career with New Orleans as an undrafted free agent in 2011, but spent two of his first four seasons on injured reserve and spent only part of the 2014 season with the team.
Ravens shuffle defense, cutting 2 and adding 3 cornerbacks (Yahoo Sports)
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens have added three cornerbacks to their porous, injury-riddled defense.
Bell's 1-yard TD run at buzzer lifts Steelers over Chargers (Yahoo Sports)
The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a gutsy play against the San Diego Chargers. Le'Veon Bell scored on a wildcat run as time expired to give Mike Vick and the Steelers a 24-20 victory Monday night that had tens of thousands of Pittsburgh fans roaring and waving their Terrible Towels at Qualcomm Stadium. Bell took the direct snap, ran left and was slowed in traffic before diving for the end zone and getting the ball across the line as Donald Butler dragged him down.
Chiefs RB Charles done for season with knee injury (Yahoo Sports)
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. The star running back hurt his knee in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to Chicago. Earlier Monday, coach Andy Reid said ''the worst case is the ACL is torn.
Colts QB Andrew Luck a full participant at practice for Pats (Yahoo Sports)
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was a full participant in Monday's practice for the first time in two weeks, though his availability for this weekend's showdown with New England remains unknown. Luck is still day-to-day with a sore right shoulder and had been limited in practice since leading Indianapolis to a 35-33 win at Tennessee on Sept. 27. ''It feels better every day,'' Luck said.