IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is waiting for his formal reinstatement once the NFL and NFL Players Association come to an agreement on a new drug policy, but his teammates can’t wait for his return. Scandrick has missed the first two games as part of a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy after testing positive for amphetamines in the spring. Under the terms of a new policy, Scandrick, as well as other players, like Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, will be allowed to play immediately.
SAN DIEGO -- They swung and missed against the Arizona Cardinals in the season opener, letting quarterback Carson Palmer elude potential sacks on at least three occasions. However, the San Diego Chargers’ dynamic duo of Melvin Ingram and Dwight Freeney finally connected on a sack each against one of the more elusive signal-callers in the NFL in Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. “Me and him, we just kind of talked to each other about finishing,” Ingram said when asked about the missed sacks against Arizona.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Glance at the NFL statistics this week and you'll see Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Paul Worrilow atop the league with 29 combined tackles. It would appear to be a significant accomplishment for a second-year player who came to the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware. But the only number Worrilow sees is four: He's counted four missed tackles for himself through the first two games. One was during Sunday's 24-10 loss at Cincinnati, when Worrilow and strong safety William Moore both missed a chance to corral Bengals running back Jeremy Hill on a checkdown from quarterback Andy Dalton.
PHILADELPHIA -- For a team that leads the NFL in offensive yards and points scored, the Philadelphia Eagles certainly have a lot of players dissatisfied with their performances after two games. Quarterback Nick Foles and running back LeSean McCoy expressed that dissatisfaction after Monday night’s 30-27 win in Indianapolis. Meanwhile, starting wide receivers Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin have not put up particularly big numbers yet. For Chip Kelly, it’s all about the overall production, which has led to the Eagles’ 2-0 record.