The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will roll with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center in Week 11 of the NFL season, as Jameis Winston is still not ready to go.
In Week 11 of the 2017 NFL season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to go with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback against the Miami Dolphins. Fitzpatrick started this past weekend against the New York Jets, helping his team to a 15-10 victory. The veteran is replacing the injured Jameis Winston, whose shoulder injury just may keep him out the rest of the season for the 3-6 Bucs.
The Cleveland Browns are still looking for their first win of the season, and being without their star linebacker is only going to make that harder. Jamie Collins is out for the season with an MCL injury, leaving the Browns severly short-handed at the linebacker position. Cleveland was beaten by two touchdowns by the Detroit Lions this past Sunday, and will look for their first win of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Staying with MCL injuries, it looks like Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will be out for the next 3-6 weeks. Jones has played very well as a rookie for the Packers, but he was injured during the team’s win against the Chicago Bears this past Sunday. The Packers are already dealing with not having Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, so the loss of Jones is just another tough bump in the road for the team at this point.
With every sack on Sunday, Adrian Clayborn was racking up the money. With his six sacks against the Dallas Cowboys, Clayborn triggered a bonus in his contract that earned him $750k. If he can get two more sacks this year, he will get another $500k, with total incentives able to go up to $2 million. Clayborn had the luxury of playing against Cowboys reserve Chaz Green on Sunday, who was filling in for All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith.
Finally, it looks like Vontaze Burfict will not be suspended for Week 11, after being ejected in Week 10. Burfict was ejected from the Cincinnati Bengals loss to the Tennessee Titans for contact with officials, and then flipped off the fans on his way out. Burfict had been flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct a few plays earlier, and his laundry list of bonehead offenses continues to grow.