Some early Friday NFL tidbits from The Washington Times:
I guess the Denver Broncos are doing as any team would do when they’re team is struggling offensively: make personnel changes. The team has decided to replace longtime starter Ben Hamilton with Russ Hochstein at left guard. According to head coach Josh McDaniels:
“We’ll always evaluate everybody. If there’s something we feel may give us a better opportunity to have success – wherever it may be – then we would not be opposed to doing anything. We’re going to see how that goes, evaluate it ongoing.”
The Buffalo Bills, specifiically head coach Dick Jauron, remains hopefully that wide receiver Terrell Owens wiill be able to play against the Tennessee Titans this Sunday as a strained hip has forced Owens to miss two consecutive practices; Jauron says that Owens is still struggling with the injury, adding that he believes T.O. is feeling better, but not enough to be on the field this weekend.
The NFL has given the Arizona Cardinals a 24-hour extension to the television blackout deadline for their game at University of Phoenix Stadium when they face the Seattle Seahawks; this would be the fourth time the team has been given an extension by the league.
Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode and safety Ken Hamlin returned to practice on a limitied basis; according to head coach Wade Phillips, both players took most of the snaps in practice Thursday and are expected to practice on Friday. Meanwhile, kick returner Allen Rossum remains out with a hamstring injury.