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Steelers’ James Conner Out Extended Time

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will certainly be without running back James Conner for this week’s tilt against the Oakland Raiders, but Conner could miss more that just one game with what is considered a more serious injury than the team initially believed.

Conner, 23, was believed to have suffered a minor contusion, but now it has been discovered that he has a slightly more serious sprain, an injury that will certainly keep him out of Sunday’s game, and could cost him more games as well.

Conner has rushed for 909 yards and 12 touchdowns this season for Pittsburgh, filling in for Le’Veon Bell as Bell has sat out this season due to a contract dispute in what certainly seems like a parting of ways between Bell and the organization.

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Broncos Sign Andy Janovich to Three-Year Extension

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The Denver Broncos have signed veteran fullback Andy Janovich to a three-year contract extension, according to Denver 9 News’ Mike Klis.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Janovich’s new deal will net him a signing bonus of $1.35 million and includes $3.22 million fully guaranteed, making him the league’s third highest paid fullback.

Janovich is certainly a fan favorite in Denver, and was scheduled to hit free agency this offseason prior to inking the new deal.

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Raiders Release J.J. Nelson

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The Oakland Raiders have released wide receiver J.J. Nelson, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

Nelson inked a one-year deal with the Raiders this offseason, but the two-year veteran was cut so the team can make the necessary room for the addition of wider receiver Zay Jones.

Nelson was added in the hopes he would provide a viable speed threat in Oakland, but has yet to produce this season.

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Jets’ Chris Herndon Still Out

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New York Jets’ veteran tight end Chris Herndon isn’t any closer to making a return to the field, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Herndon suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain last week while running routes, and has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys and will likely miss next week’s tilt against the New England Patriots.

Herndon collected 39 receptions for 502 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Jets.

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