Freeman to remain Vikings’ starter
Josh Freeman struggled in the Minnesota Vikings’ 23-7 loss to the New York Giants on Monday night. The quarterback was 20-for-53 for 190 yards and an interception, and the Vikings scored no offensive points. But Freeman will be the starting quarterback Sunday night when the Vikings play host to the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome, coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday.
“Josh had a good week of practice for us,” Frazier said. “We felt like we had a good plan going into the game that he would be able to execute. He didn’t play as well as he would’ve liked. I’m sure he’ll tell you that. The ball kind of sailed on him a few different times. But I don’t think it was a lack of preparation.
“If I had to do it over again, I don’t think I’d do it any differently under the circumstances. I knew exactly why we made the decision. Felt very confident going into the ballgame with the decision. Didn’t work out for us this time.”
Report: Vick to start for Eagles
Michael Vick will start for the Philadelphia Eagles at quarterback on Sunday against the New York Giants, an NFL source told The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Vick missed the last two games with a hamstring strain he suffered against the Giants on Oct. 6. Nick Foles replaced him and started in the next two games, going 1-1, but he suffered a concussion and is likely out for Sunday. Rookie Matt Barkley stepped in for Foles against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Vick will be back, even if his hamstring isn’t 100 percent recovered.
Meriweather appeals suspension
Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has appealed his two-game suspension and will receive a hearing at some point this week.
It was the first two-game suspension given out by the NFL for on-field activity since Detroit’s Ndamukong Suh stomped on Evan Dietrich-Smith of Green Bay on Thanksgiving Day in 2011.
Meriweather was suspended for a pair of helmet-to-helmet hits against Chicago receivers on Sunday.
Rams stock up on QBs
The St. Louis Rams signed quarterback Austin Davis to their active roster and agreed to terms with Brady Quinn, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. That will give them three quarterbacks heading into Monday night’s game with the Seattle Seahawks, with Kellen Clemens starting.
The Rams lost former Putnam City North and Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, an injury suffered during a fourth-quarter sideline scramble against Carolina.
From Wire Reports