Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace entered the league’s concussion protocol after his helmet-less head slammed into the turf during the first quarter of a game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Wallace’s helmet flew off and landed 10-15 yards from his body after one of the hardest hits of the season, delivered by the Andrew Sendejo while Wallace was being wrapped up by another Viking defender. Wallace immediately left the field, bleeding from the mouth, and was walked by trainers to the locker room.
The Atlanta Falcons have heard them all, not that anything can really take away the sting of what happened in the second half of Super Bowl LI, when a championship that looked pretty certain with a 28-3 lead dissolved into an overtime loss.
On Thursday, no one was able to grab hold of the Jaguars starting quarterback reins in an uneven performance for both Chad Henne and Blake Bortles, Jay Cutler’s second game with the Dolphins was also filled up and downs and Carson Wentz look great during his work with the first-team offense. You can read about those stories and everything else from Thursday’s action in our daily roundup.
The season is as done as it gets. The Giants are winless. Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall are out for the remainder of the season as part of a severe shortage of WRs. It’s amazing that it has come to this. But now thoughts turn to the fallout. Will Coach Ben McAdoo’s job be safe? And would the Giants use a top draft pick on a QB even if Eli Manning isn’t ready to retire? The answers here are yes and maybe.
And now the Browns are left wondering if Kevin Hogan possibly can be the answer at QB, if indeed they’re ready to be done wondering that about DeShone Kizer. The answer: Probably not. These are, after all, the Browns.
While the Senior Bowl tends to steal the show in terms of top NFL Draft prospects competing for a chance to earn high grades, the East-West Shrine Game is a fantastic event that generally features the second tier of top senior prospects.