NFL Gridiron Gab Week Six Pregame Open Thread

Welcome to week six of the NFL season, and there’s plenty of news and notes around the league to get updated on!

With a lot of question marks about players all around the league, we will have the most up-to-date news on player injuries as well as player status leading up to game time.

Simply keep checking back as the morning progresses to our Week Six Pregame Open Thread for info on players for your favorite team as well as your fantasy team!

The Falcons battle the Raiders in one of the early games today, and with it Falcons head coach Mike Smith is on the verge of history. The coach with a win vs Oakland, will become the winningest coach in Falcons history.

Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib is on the suspended list for four games, so the team has promoted DE Markus White to the active roster to take the spot of Talib.

It sounds like the Chargers will be minus left tackle Jared Gaither when they play host to the Broncos on Monday night. Gaither missed his fourth straight day of practice Saturday.

Really to the surprise of no one based on the fact he was fine in three days of practice, Robert Griffin III will get the start today at QB for the Redskins when they host the Vikings in a late afternoon start.

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who has been out since suffering a severe ankle sprain in Week 2 against the Cardinals, made the trip to Seattle and is expected to play on Sunday against the Seahawks.

An interesting tidbit off the field, the Pats reportedly looked to sign Colts WR Reggie Wayne this offseason, and according to this story, even offered him more money, but instead he’s back with the Colts, playing well with new QB Andrew Luck.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?” – the verse tweeted out just moments ago by Jets QB Tim Tebow, who many think will find his way under center today for the Jets when they take on the Colts in NJ.

Bad news for the Steelers, rookie NT Alameda Ta’am was arrested overnight, charged with a DUI as well as aggravated assault. His hearing on it will be held on October 23rd.

The Packers have brought up guard Greg Van Roten from the practice squad Saturday to fill the opening on their 53-man roster left by the placement of running back Cedric Benson to the IR.

The Dolphins are honoring two of their own today into their “Honor Roll,” as both Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas are being honored during the game today at home vs St.Louis.

The Browns haven’t won a game yet in 2012, and today they get another shot vs the Bengals at home. Not only that, it’s the 29th birthday of Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden, who is looking for his first pro win.

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