Minnesota Vikings Kyle Rudolph Out 4-6 Weeks

Minnesota Vikings' Kyle Rudolph (82) misses a catch during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Vikings' Stephen Burton caught the football for a 7-yard touchdown reception. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Minnesota Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph (82) misses a catch during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Vikings’ Stephen Burton caught the football for a 7-yard touchdown reception. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

To Vikings fan asking whether or not the season could get any worse for the team after the loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the answer is “yes”.  Bad just got worse for the struggling 1-7 Minnesota Vikings with tight end,Kyle Rudolph, now out for an expected 4-6 weeks with a broken foot.

Tight end Kyle Rudolph scored an amazing 31-yard touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys, but was injured on the play and didn’t return to the game. The injury, which isn’t career- or season-ending, will still sideline Rudolph for a significant amount of time. According to multiple sources, Rudolph has a fractured bone in his foot.

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Chicago Bears Sign Jay Ratliff

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (90) reacts on the sideline after a turnover during the second quarter of the NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (90) reacts on the sideline after a turnover during the second quarter of the NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)

The Bears are looking for any and all help on defense, they might just have found a nice replacement for defensive tackle.

Incomes, Jay Ratliff, released by the Cowboys last month, and looks to show the Bears what he can do as he fills in for fellow defensive tackle, Henry Melton, who is out with a season ending injury.

Ratliff is a four-time Pro Bowler, and has agreed to a one-year contract with the Bears, according to Ed Werder of ESPN.

The Bears were one of three teams that were interested in the service of Ratliff, along with the Chiefs and the Dolphins, who also appeared to have strong interest. The Bengals made a late run at him as well, after losing their defensive tackle, Geno Atkins for the season on Thursday nght.

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Minnesota Vikings: We Know Who Isn’t Starting At Quarterback

Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier, watching Matt Cassel, is reticent about his QB situation. Photo: Matt Dunham, Associated Press

Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier, watching Matt Cassel, is reticent about his QB situation. Photo: Matt Dunham, Associated Press

At the present time, we don’t know who exactly who will be starting at quarterback for the Vikings when they travel to Jerryworld this Sunday to take on the Dallas Cowboys. We do know however,who is won’t be starting.

At Tuesdays press conference, Leslie Frazier announced that quarterback Matt Cassel would not be the team’s starting quarterback this Sunday.

“I don’t want to discount Matt [Cassel], but Christian [Ponder] did some good things in that ballgame. There were some things he could obviously do better, but that has something to do with it. He has led us to some wins in the past,” Frazier said. “Josh [Freeman], we brought him here to evaluate him and determine whether he could be a guy that could be a potential player for us in the future.”

“That’s what goes into trying to evaluate the both of them.”

Personally, this is quiet a shock. When I first heard about this, I was certain that it would be Christian Ponder who’d be the odd man out. This is, as we say, a charlie foxtrot of the first degree, and will likely continue to be throughout the rest of the season. There’s no way for this team to really start fresh until 2014, so strap in folks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

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Detroit Lions Confirm Ryan Broyles Out For The Season

Ryan Broyles, AP photo

Ryan Broyles, AP photo

After  an amazing last-second win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, the Lions have said that wide receiver Ryan Broyles  has been lost for the season due to a torn Achilles.

Coach Jim Schwartz confirmed the diagnosis during a press conference on Monday, which means that Broyles has seen each of the last three seasons end due of injury. Those  were torn ACLs, one in each knee, and now he’ll spend another offseason rehabbing furiously in order to be ready to resume his career.

Broyles’ loss leaves the Lions very short on wide receivers (as if they weren’t short in this position as it were) not named Calvin Johnson. Given Johnson’s productivity, things could be a lot worse, but Detroit will need to find some other options beyond Kris Durham in the coming weeks.

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