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Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin, Bobby Wagner Rip Thursday Night Football

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The NFL’s Thursday Night Football format has long attracted the ire of players around the league and the harsh criticism continues, almost weekly.

Last week, it was Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito who took the NFL to task for what he calls “completely unfair and bulls–t” when discussing Thursday Night Football.

Now, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin and linebacker Bobby Wagner are voicing their displeasure with the format as well.

Baldwin told reporters, following this week’s Thursday night game, that Thursday night games “should be illegal,” according to the News Tribune‘s Gregg Bell.

Wagner also had strong criticism to share.

Seattle is reeling from the loss of cornerback Richard Sherman, who suffer a ruptured Achilles during the Thursday night tilt, according to NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz.

It’s unclear if the league will look into the controversial format which reeks of hypocrisy regarding the league’s stance on player safety, but it’s certainly clear that more and more players are speaking out opposing the schedule format.

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Eagles’ Darren Sproles Done For Season

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The Philadelphia Eagles will be without veteran running back Darren Sproles for the rest of the season, according to an official team announcement.

Sproles suffered a partial tear of his right hip flexor during the Eagles’ contest against the New York Jets back in early October, that he recently re-aggravated.

Sproles, 36, re-signed with the Eagles in July, and this injury will likely have many people questioning if he will be back next season, or if he will decide to announced his retirement from the NFL.

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Saints’ Andrus Peat Expected to Miss Six Weeks

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New Orleans Saints’ guard Andrus Peat is expected to miss around six weeks of action following surgery for a broken arm, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Peat, 26, is coming off a Pro Bowl season in 2018 and is currently playing on his fifth-year option this season. Peat is slated to hit free agency following the season.

The Saints will now likely turn to Will Clapp to take over for Peat at guard.

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Falcons’ Austin Hooper Out with Knee Injury

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Atlanta Falcons’ tight end Austin Hooper will miss around one month of action due to a knee injury, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Losing Hooper will be a big blow for the Falcons, as Hooper leads all NFL tight ends in receptions, and hauled in 4 receptions for 17 yards and a touchdown before being forced out of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Hooper has 56 catches for 608 yards and six scores this season for the Falcons.

 

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