Humpday Happenings In Case You Missed Something
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry will more then likely be sitting out Thursday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, the team making the announcement on Wednesday. The almost 29-year-old was limited at the team's last 2 practices with a hip injury. The Titans have a pretty heavy injury report going into week 17.
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels made the announcement on Wednesday that they would be benching quarterback Derek Carr for the final 2 games of the season. Backup Jarrett Stidham will start and Chase Garbers will be listed as the backup. That makes Carr inactive for Sundays game against the San Francisco 49er's.
Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson, after consulting with numerous Dr.'s, has decided to put off surgery on his torn adductor and instead begin rehabbing to prepare for the playoffs. The 32-year-old suffered the injury late in the 4th quarter of Week 16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He will have 2 or 3 weeks to prepare for Philadelphia's 1st playoff game. It will all depend on whether the Eagles earn the 1st round bye.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has played through several injuries that we know about this season and like most I'm sure there are a few we aren't aware of. The 39-year-old previously played with a broken thumb and some sort of rib injury. He missed practice on Wednesday, the team siting a knee issue but saying he will definitely be on the field come Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers saying after Wednesdays practice:
“I think I’ll be out there tomorrow and kind of business as usual.”
Zion Williamson scored a career-high 43 points to help push the New Orleans Pelicans just barely past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-118 on Wednesday night. The 22-year-old New Orleans' final 14 points in the last 2:44 of the gameWilliamson saying after the game:
“I love winning. This team loves winning. This organization loves winning. CJ looked at me and said, ‘You want to be great, this is the moment to do it.' He didn’t call me out, he just called me up.”
The Brooklyn Nets extended their win streak to 10 games on Wednesday. Kyrie Irving scored 15 of his 28 points in the 4th quarter and Kevin Durant had 26 points and a season-high 16 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks were short handed and couldn't quite hold on, the Nets coming out on top 108-107. The 10 game win streak is the longest so far in the NBA this season and the longest for Brooklyn since the 2005-2006 season.
R.J. Barrett is likely to miss at least a week after suffering a laceration on his index finger during Tuesdays loss to the Dallas Mavericks . The 22-year-old was fighting for the ball with Luka Doncic in the opening minutes of the game when the injury occurred, he was sent directly to the locker room with blood dripping from his finger.
The Miami Marlins and free-agent infielder Jean Segura have come to an agreement on a 2 year $17 million contract. The carries $6.5 million in 2023, $8.5 million the following season, and it also reportedly includes a $10-million option with a $2-million buyout.