With the health of quarterback Marcus Mariota up in the air, the Titans have signed free agent Brandon Weeden. The move comes two days after Mariota had to leave the Titans’ game against Houston with a hamstring injury. Mariota is considered day to day with a hamstring strain and could be a game-time decision for Sunday’s game at Miami (noon CT, CBS), coach Mike Mularkey said Monday. Mariota was injured running for his second of two touchdowns against the Texans. If Mariota is unable to go on Sunday, the ball will go to backup quarterback Matt Cassel, who went 4-of-10 for 21 yards with two interceptions after coming in for the injured Mariota against the Texans. Weeden, who was drafted in the first round by the Browns in 2012, played for two seasons in Cleveland, most of two seasons in Dallas and part of one with Houston. His last game was in 2015. For his career, he has played in 34 games and passed for 6,462 yards with a 57.9 completion percentage. He’s thrown 31 touchdowns to 30 interceptions. The Titans waived linebacker Josh Carraway to make room on the roster. Additionally, the team added wide receiver C.J. Board to the practice squad and removed cornerback Kenneth Durden.
The Saints placed right tackle Zach Strief on injured reserve Tuesday in one of three moves that opened up spots on their 53-man roster. The team hasn’t announced how they’ll be filling those roster spots, but the names of the incoming Saints have surfaced. According to multiple reports, the team is signing former Browns offensive lineman John Greco. Greco started 66 games for the Browns over the last five seasons as an interior lineman before being released as Cleveland made their final cuts at the end of the summer. He’ll give the team more depth up front as they adjust to Strief’s extended absence from the lineup. Greco visited the Saints on Tuesday along with several others, including linebacker Gabe Martin who multiple reports also peg as a new member of the club. Martin had four tackles in eight games for the Cardinals last season. Agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter that the team has signed his client Zach Line to give them a fullback after John Kuhn was placed on injured reserve last week. Line spent a brief spell with the Saints this summer and played with Adrian Peterson when both players were on the Vikings.
Rams running back Todd Gurley was the NFC’s offensive player of the month for September and his first October outing showed no sign that he’ll be slowing down. Gurley ran the ball 23 times for 121 yards and caught seven passes for 94 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown, in the Rams’ 35-30 victory over the Cowboys. He has been named the NFC’s offensive player of the week in recognition of those efforts. Gurley’s touchdown was his seventh on the year, which is the most in the league through the first four weeks, and he ranks second in the league in rushing behind Kareem Hunt of the Chiefs. Gurley is also one of three players in NFL history with at least 575 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns in the first four games of a season. Those numbers mark a major rebound from his poor 2016 season and a big reason why the Rams have opened the year with three wins in their first four games.