Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended for the next 10 games by the league, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. He had already been suspended for four games for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.
After losing running back DeAngelo Williams to an ankle injury Sunday against the Ravens, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday the team will look at a few free agent running backs as an "insurance policy." However, Rivera noted Fozzy Whittakermight be ready to return from a thigh injury Week 5 vs. Chicago.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told SiriusXM NFL Radio that rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) will be a gametime decision for Thursday's contest at Green Bay. "It's a long season, so we don't want to put him at risk," Zimmer said.
Vikings rookie running back Jerick McKinnon was limited in Tuesday's practice with an ankle injury ahead of Thursday's game at Green Bay. McKinnon ran 18 times for 135 yards in Sunday's win over Atlanta.