NFL news: Around the league in 32 plays

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The Steelers haven’t been able to keep their top players on the field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers:  The Steelers have lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger again, this time for a foot sprain.  The Steelers have gotten lucky on the timing though as they have their BYE week following what should still be a very winnable game against the Browns this week.  The expectation is that Roethlisberger will be ready to go for the Seahawks game.

  • Chiefs’ take: The Steelers currently hold one of the Wild Card spots in the AFC West, so any setback they face is good news for the Chiefs.  Without Roethlisberger and running back LeVeon Bell, there is a chance that the Browns could pull an upset this week.

San Diego Chargers:  The Chargers have hit yet another setback at wide receiver as Malcolm Floyd suffered a torn labrum Monday night.  It’s unknown for sure how long Floyd will be out, but this could be a season ender…which in turn could end his career as Floyd has stated he intends to retire after this year.  In relocation news, the overshadowed headline today was that San Diego officials met with the NFL to discuss their own stadium proposals.  City officials believe the meeting went well…but given the news about Isner heading up Carson City plans, I think we know where this is going.

  • Chiefs’ take: The Chargers offense is becoming less and less dangerous each week.  That’s good news for the Chiefs who need every win they can get, and have San Diego on their schedule twice in the next half of the season.

San Francisco 49ers:  Patrick Willis has shot down rumors that he is considering a return after this season.

St Louis Rams:  The Rams have signed veteran wide receiver Wes Welker to a one year deal.  Welker has dealt with numerous injuries over the past several years, that scares some NFL executives.

Well, that’s it for me Addicts.  I’m on to Denver.  Hopefully the Chiefs can come in and improve on their play from Week 2.  They proved they can hang with the Broncos, now it’s time to prove they can beat them.