Buccaneers, Jaguars will return home to play games on Sunday
The NFL’s two games in Florida this weekend will be played as scheduled, even after the impact that Hurricane Irma had on the state.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host 1 p.m. games Sunday.
Mark Lamping, the team president of the Jaguars, and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Tuesday that Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans will be played at EverBank Field.
“It’s so important on so many different levels that we show the world on Sunday that Jacksonville is open for business,” Lamping said, according to the Jaguars’ website.
The Jaguars returned to Jacksonville on Tuesday after spending Monday in Houston following their game there Sunday. Jaguars officials assessed their facilities and spoke to local officials before the decision was made.
Earlier Tuesday, the Buccaneers announced that their game against the Chicago Bears will be played in Tampa as scheduled.
Hall of Fame nominees named
Star linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher and game-breaking wide receiver Randy Moss are among 11 first-year eligible players for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Also part of the 108 early nominees who are eligible for the first time, having been retired for five years when the class is chosen next February, are cornerback Ronde Barber, wideouts Donald Driver and Steve Smith (former Giant, Eagle and Ram), offensive line- men Steve Hutchinson, Matt Birk, and Jeff Saturday, and defensive linemen Richard Seymour and Kyle Vanden Bosch.
The roster of nominees consists of 53 offensive players, 38 defensive players, five special teams players and 12 coaches.
CARDINALS: Arizona placed all-pro running back David Johnson on injured reserve and re-signed veteran Chris Johnson.
ESPN reported Tuesday that David Johnson would undergo surgery on his dislocated left wrist and would be sidelined two to three months.
Chris Johnson, once one of the NFL’s best backs in his days with the Titans, knows the Cardinals’ offense well because he spent the past two seasons with the team.
RAVENS: Running back Danny Woodhead is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a hamstring injury, ESPN.com reported.
JAGUARS: Jacksonville placed wide receiver Allen Robinson (torn ACL) on injured reserve.
BEARS: Chicago placed inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman (pectoral injury/concussion) and wide receiver Kevin White (broken shoulder) on injured reserve.