Saturday Shenanigans You Might Have Missed
The Atlanta Falcons have activated running back Cordarrelle Patterson from injured reserve ahead of Sundays game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Patterson missed 4 games after suffering a knee injury and undergoing knee surgery. Atlanta making a few other moves on Saturday, signing defensive lineman Jalen Dalton from the practice squad and safety Jovante Moffatt and offensive lineman Ryan Neuzil were elevated from the practice squad.
The Baltimore Ravens will be short handed on Monday night when they take the field against the New Orleans Saints. Wide receiver Rashod Bateman will definitely be out after suffering a season-ending foot injury and 2 other players are anticipated to miss Monday Night Football as well. Tight end Mark Andrews (knee, shoulder) and running back Gus Edwards (hamstring) are listed as doubtful.
It is being reported that multiple teams have reached out to the NFL this week inquiring about the idea of pushing back the trade deadline back to week 10 or even possibly week 12 instead of week 8 that it currently sits at. The idea is set to be discussed at NFL's general manager committee meetings later in November before possibly being presented for a vote at the owners' meetings in the spring. This comes after we saw the busiest trade deadline day in NFL history with 10 deals being made on Tuesday.
The ongoing fallout for Kyrie Irving continues and after being suspended for at least 5 games he has now been given a list of tasks that must be completed before he is allowed to return to the court.
Irving must apologize for sharing a link to a movie that contained antisemitic tropes and condemn the content of that film.
The guard will need to donate $500,000 to anti-hate causes as agreed upon in the joint statement by Irving, the Nets, and the Anti-Defamation League.
The 30-year-old will need to complete a sensitivity and antisemitic/anti-hate training program created by the team.
He will be required to meet with representatives from the Anti-Defamation League as well as Jewish community leaders in Brooklyn.
Once Irving has completed all of these tasks, he will need to meet with Nets owner Joe Tsai, be able to demonstrate what he has learned, and provide assurance that he won't repeat his actions.
The Milwaukee Bucks have extended their season-opening winning streak to a franchise-record 9 games despite Giannis Antetokounmpo being on the bench. The Bucks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-94 Saturday night. Antetokounmpo sat out as he was listed as “questionable” with left knee soreness a night after his 1st triple-double of the season in Minnesota. Brook Lopez led the Bucks with 25 points.
The Boston Celtics hit a franchise-record 27 3-pointers in their 133-118 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday night. Jaylen Brown scored 30 points and Jayson Tatum added 26 for the Celtics. Brown saying after the game:
“We got a really good team who can really shoot the ball. When we give each other the correct spacing and we get going like we did tonight, a lot of shots can fall.”