This continues to be a very bizarre NFL season and Week 11 only added more head-scratching results to the mix. The reigning Super Bowl Champs have continued to implode and were embarrassed by the Saints, the Lions beat the Panthers and the Giants beat the Buccaneers.
Former Eagles players weren’t exactly at the top of their games this week, in similar fashion to their former squad.
Barner on the move
The New England Patriots waived running back Kenjon Barner early last week, and the former Eagle didn’t even clear waivers before he was picked back up by the Carolina Panthers.
Barner has had a very back and forth relationship with the Panthers organization over the year, and this will be his third go with the team.
“The Panthers have added another running back to their roster after claiming former Panthers, Eagles, Chargers, Eagles, Panthers and Patriots running back Kenjon Barner off waivers.” — Bradley Smith, Cat Scratch Reader
The running back was inactive in Week 11, but with the team losing to the Lions (!), you’d imagine that they’d get him involved sooner rather than later.
The Detroit Lions managed a one-point win over the Panthers on Sunday, but that wasn’t in large part due to LeGarrette Blount, who on seven carries totaled just one rushing yard on the day.
The Giants finally managed a win, and a pretty win at that, besting Tampa Bay 38-35 in Week 11. For the Buccaneers, wide receiver DeSean Jackson went 4-of-7 for 38 yards, and — despite a quick exit in the third quarter to tend to a thumb injury — managed to make a tackle after QB Jameis Winston was picked off with 23 seconds left on the clock.
“The veteran speedster continues to endure a mostly frustrating latter portion of the campaign, one that’s seen him log less than 40 receiving yards in three of his last five games.” — RotoWire Staff via CBS Sports
Tight end Trey Burton had just one catch for nine yards in the Bears Sunday Night Football victory over the Vikings, and backup quarterback Chase Daniel didn’t see the field.
Beau Allen had two total tackles for the Bucs on Sunday against the Giants, and on the other side of the field, former Eagle Connor Barwin had one tackle on the day.
The Titans got demolished by the Colts 38-10 in Week 11, and Tennessee’s defensive tackle Bennie Logan had just one total tackle during the road game. And on the other sideline, Najee Goode has been taking the majority of his snaps on special teams rather than on defense for Indianapolis.
Cornerback Daryl Worley had two total tackles, including a stuff, in the Raiders second win of the season on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
And DT Destiny Vaeao has a new home:
#Jets sign former Eagles DL Destiny Vaeao to the practice squad. (Played 6 games with Philly this year before being waived/injured) pic.twitter.com/rwwUwMQIrk— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) November 19, 2018
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks finally saw his indefinite suspension reduced to eight games, and while he was able to return on Friday to participate in team activities, he’s still a few weeks away from joining his team in games.
The Seahawks linebacker is officially permitted to participate in meetings, workouts and practices, but can’t play in games or travel with the team, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed.
NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said Kendricks will be eligible to return to action in Week 14.
Injuries, Inactives and Bye Weeks
- Vinny Curry was inactive again for the Buccaneers with an ankle injury, and Torrey Smith was out for Carolina with a lingering knee injury for the fourth straight game.
- Several teams were on bye this week, including the Buffalo Bills (Matt Barkley, LeSean McCoy), Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins (Kiko Alonso), New England Patriots (Matt Tobin), New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers.