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Patriots Acquire Micheal Roberts

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The New England Patriots have acquired veteran tight end Michel Roberts from the Detroit Lions for a conditional 2020 seventh-round draft pick, according to the Detroit News’ Justin Roberts.

Roberts hasn’t done much during his short career, but he certainly has potential that is intriguing.

New England is thin at tight end, and Roberts figures to vie for playing time alongside Matt LaCosse and Ben Watson, when Watson is eligible to play following a four-game suspension to start the season.

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Steelers’ James Conner Out, Juju Smith-Schuster Doubtful

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back James Connor has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the winless Cincinnati Bengals due to a shoulder injury, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Compounding issues further, Steelers’ wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster may miss the game as well as “it’s not looking good” for the Steelers’ explosive superstar wide receiver’s status for Sunday’s game.

The Steelers will also be without center Maurkice Pouncey as well, as he is serving a suspension.

 

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Jaguars Sign Nick O’Leary

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed veteran tight end Nick O’Leary, according to an announcement by SportsTrust Advisors.

O’Leary was cut last month by the Miami Dolphins and will bring some much needed help to the Jags’ tight end corps, which has been riddled by injuries this season, with James O’Shaughnessy and Geoff Swain both on the injures reserve.

O’Leary, 27, was cut from the Dolphins following their Week 8 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, a game in which O’Leary had a crucial drop.

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Broncos’ Andy Janovich Out For Season

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Denver Broncos’ fullback Andy Janovich will miss the rest of the season after he suffered a dislocated elbow during Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to 9News’ Mike Klis.

Janovich agreed to a three-year, $5.7 million contract extension with the Broncos last month, and although fullbacks haven’t been a big part of the NFL game over the past several years, he has been one of the big name’s behind the position’s resurgence recently.

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