Peter­man to start at GB for Bills

Stamford Advocate (Sunday) - - Scoreboard -

BUF­FALO, N.Y. — Nathan Peter­man will start at quar­ter­back for the Buf­falo Bills on Sun­day against the Chicago Bears af­ter Derek An­der­son was ruled out with a con­cus­sion.

The Bills (2-6) said Satur­day that An­der­son and rookie line­backer Tre­maine Ed­munds have not cleared con­cus­sion pro­to­col.

Rookie quar­ter­back Josh Allen has a sprained el­bow) and al­ready has been ruled out for a third straight game. An­der­son was hurt in the fi­nal min­utes of a 25-6 loss to New Eng­land on Mon­day night.

Buf­falo signed jour­ney­man Matt Barkley on Wednes­day to back up Peter­man.

Car­di­nals re­lease Bradford

The Ari­zona Car­di­nals have re­leased quar­ter­back Sam Bradford.

Bradford, whose eight NFL sea­sons have been plagued by in­juries, signed a one-year, $20 mil­lion con­tract — with $15 mil­lion guar­an­teed — in the off­sea­son. He started the first three games be­fore be­ing re­placed by rookie Josh Rosen.

Bradford had been in­ac­tive for every game since.

WR Al­li­son out for Pack­ers against Pats

Pack­ers re­ceiver Geron­imo Al­li­son will miss Green Bay’s game against the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots on Sun­day night with mul­ti­ple in­juries.

The Pack­ers down­graded Al­li­son from doubt­ful on Satur­day, when the team had a light prac­tice. Al­li­son did not travel to New Eng­land.

He was a key con­trib­u­tor in the pass­ing game be­fore miss­ing two weeks with a ham­string in­jury. He had one catch for 14 yards in re­turn­ing against the Rams last week, then hurt his groin this week in prac­tice.

Bears place Long on IR

The Chicago Bears placed right guard Kyle Long on in­jured re­serve be­cause of a ten­don in­jury in his right foot.

The move means the NFC North-lead­ing Bears (4-3) will be with­out Long for at least eight weeks.

The three-time Pro Bowl line­man was in­jured in the clos­ing min­utes of the Bears’ 24-10 vic­tory over the New York Jets last week­end. Tight end Dion Sims rolled into Long while the two were block­ing for Jor­dan Howard on a run.

Chicago vis­its Buf­falo on Sun­day. Tight end Ben Brau­necker (con­cus­sion) and de­fen­sive tackle Bi­lal Ni­chols (knee) did not travel with the team, and star line­backer Khalil Mack (an­kle) and re­ceiver Allen Robin­son (groin) are ques­tion­able.

AP source: Raiders to re­lease lead­ing pass rusher Irvin

The Oak­land Raiders are plan­ning to cut Bruce Irvin af­ter the team’s lead­ing pass rusher had his play­ing time re­duced sig­nif­i­cantly in re­cent weeks.

A per­son fa­mil­iar with the de­ci­sion said Satur­day the move should be of­fi­cial next week. The per­son spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the team hadn’t an­nounced the trans­ac­tion. The Ath­letic first re­ported the de­ci­sion.

Irvin played just nine snaps in a 34-3 loss to the San Fran­cisco 49ers on Thurs­day night. He will be sub­ject to waivers and will be owed about $3.8 mil­lion for the rest of the sea­son if he isn’t claimed.

Oak­land came into the year bank­ing on Irvin and Khalil Mack to serve as book­end pass rush­ers an­chor­ing the de­fense. Mack was traded a week be­fore the sea­son to Chicago for a pack­age of draft picks fol­low­ing a lengthy con­tract hold­out, and now Irvin is on his way out too.

The Raiders (1-7) rank last in the NFL with just seven sacks.

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