Giants’ Shurmur still believes in Manning
Despite mounting losses and a first season quickly turning into a mess, Pat Shurmur is sticking with Eli Manning as the New York Giants quarterback.
Shurmur never hesitated Friday when asked if he was considering a change in the wake of a 34-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that dropped New York to 1-5.
"We believe in Eli," Shurmur said.
It was as simple as that. There will be no change to either veteran Alex Tanney or rookie Kyle Lauletta.
Shurmur acknowledged Manning made some mistakes in the loss Thursday night at MetLife Stadium, but so did a lot of other players.
When he was pressed about whether he would give Lauletta a chance to play if the season slipped away, Shurmur stopped the question.
"Listen, we're not talking about a quarterback change," Shurmur said.
49ers apologize for leaving Kaepernick photos out of gallery
The San Francisco 49ers are apologizing for initially leaving Colin Kaepernick out of a photo gallery celebrating the team's history against the Green Bay Packers.
The team posted dozens of photos on its website of past games against the Packers before the teams meet again Monday night without initially including any of Kaepernick.
The 49ers say in a statement that "unfortunately there were a handful of obvious misses in this gallery" and "we appreciate them being brought to our attention."
Kaepernick set an NFL record for quarterbacks by rushing for 181 yards in a playoff win against Green Bay on Jan. 12, 2013. He threw for 413 yards in a season-opening win against the Packers in 2013, and led a winning drive to win a playoff game in Green Bay on Jan. 5, 2014.
The team later added photos of Kaepernick to the gallery.
Jaguars sign former Giants tackle Flowers
The Jaguars have signed former New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers and placed left tackle Josh Wells on injured reserve with a groin injury. Flowers was waived by the Giants on Tuesday after he failed to live up to lofty expectations. He was the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
The move Friday reunites Flowers with Tom Coughlin, the Jaguars' executive vice president of football operations who was the Giants' coach when Flowers was drafted. Jacksonville offensive line coach Pat Flaherty served in the same role in New York during Flowers' rookie season. The Jaguars are down both Wells and Cam Robinson at left tackle, and will start Josh Walker at Dallas. Flowers could take over as early as next week against Houston.
•Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears with a throwing shoulder injury that first bothered him last month.
Brock Osweiler or David Fales would start if Tannehill can't play.
•Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Derrick Willies broke his collarbone in practice Friday and will miss Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers and likely several more.
Willies came off the bench last week after Rashard Higgins injured his right knee. Both Willies and Higgins will miss this week's game.
•The injury plagued Atlanta Falcons will be without defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (ankle) and running back Devonta Freeman (foot) for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
•Chiefs wide receiver
DeAnthony Thomas fractured his leg during practice and could miss the rest of the season, the latest in a string of injuries to befall the unbeaten team.
The Chiefs also listed
Justin Houston as doubtful for Sunday's game in New England with a hamstring injury. Safety
Eric Murray is out with an ankle injury.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett, left, strips the ball from New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning during the first half Thursday in East Rutherford, N.J.