Quinn faces former Dallas team while visiting the Falcons

Quinn faces former Dallas team while visiting the Falcons

Latest from week 10 of the NFL (all times EST):


12:55 pm

Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is set to face the team that fired him after five games last year when he visited the Atlanta Cowboys.

Quinn does a pre-workout by running the stairs on the lower level at AT&T Stadium. Walking down the field after practice, Quinn stopped several times to chat with members of the Falcons’ crew. Owner Arthur Blank and centrist Matt Ryan were also visited.

Atlanta reached the Super Bowl during the 2016 season under Quinn. The Falcons lost badly to New England 34-28 in overtime after taking a 28-3 lead in the third quarter in Houston.

Quinn was in his sixth season with the Falcons last year when he was sent off after a 0-5 start. Atlanta became the first team to lose consecutive games after leading by at least 15 points in the fourth quarter. One of those losses was in the Cowboys. Dallas won 40-39 on a field goal in the final after recovering a kick to the side that the Falcons could have easily obtained but left it well past the 10-yard mark.



12:35 pm

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Detroit Lions, who have not won without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

The 39-year-old was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Saturday night. Mason Rudolph is set to start for the Steelers who have won four straight games.

The rest of the early afternoon lineup includes Cleveland in New England, Jacksonville in Indianapolis, Tampa Bay in Washington, Buffalo in New York Jets, Atlanta in Dallas and New Orleans in Tennessee.

The Titans put goalkeeper Julio Jones into injured reserve with a hamstring injury on Saturday, exhausting the already-missing offense of star defending Derek Henry.

Other notable players who were declared inactive this afternoon include Brown running back Nick Chubb (COVID-19), pirate wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle), pirate tight end Rob Gronkowski (ribs), Saints running back Alvin Camara (knee), Steelers wide receiver Chase Claepool (toe), Cowboys left tackle Tyrone Smith (ankle), Colts Cornback Xavier Rhodes (calf), Patriots narrow-end Juno Smith (shoulder) and Patriots running back Damien Harris (concussion) in the brain).



11:35 am

Denver Broncos have signed quarterback Danny Ettling to their coaching staff in case the COVID-19 virus affects the QBs.

Backup Drew Lock has been on the Reserve/COVID-19 list since contracting the virus last weekend.

As close contacts with Luke, rookie Teddy Bridgewater and third-stringer Brett Rebian run coronavirus tests daily. If they pass their tests again today, they will be active for the Broncos game against the Philadelphia Eagles this afternoon.

If not, Etling will be an emergency quarterback. He’s a 2018 seventh-round pick from LSU who spent time on the coaching teams for the Patriots and the Falcons.

The Broncos have been dealing with COVID-19 issues for nearly three weeks with six players and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmore testing positive.

On Saturday, the Broncos put out linebacker Beta Taomoipino on his COVID-19 workout/roster list. – Arne Stapleton reports from Denver.



11 am

The Buffalo Bills placed a defensive tackle on Reserve/COVID-19 Star Lotulelei just hours before the team’s game against the New York Jets kicks off at MetLife Stadium.

Defensive Brendan Bryant was removed from the coaching staff to replace Lotolelli in the match.

Lotulelei has two kisas and 14 interferences in seven games, all starting, this season for the Bills.

The 31-year-old pulled out last season due to concerns about the pandemic. It was put into COVID-19 protocols during bootcamp after it was considered close contact, and it went into effect on August 27.

Bryant, who joined the Buffalo coaching staff last year, has not played in an NFL regular-season game since 2019 with Cleveland. Signed by Seattle as a non-certified free agent from Florida Atlantic in 2016, he has also spent time with the Jets and Miami Dolphins as well as Winnipeg and Montreal from the Canadian Football League. Dennis Wassack Jr. reports from East Rutherford, New Jersey.



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