The NFL has fined Bengals S Jessie Bates $50,000 for allegedly faking an injury last week, and Bates plans to appeal the decision.
According to Pelissero, the NFL fined Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase $15,914 for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Chiefs.
HC Kevin Stefanski and Browns QB Deshaun Watson are getting on the same page, so Watson expects to perform better against the Bengals.
Through PFT, Watson said, “I was able to get a feel for the speed of the game and the way defenses adjust, and how we can adjust at the same time.” This is my first time playing live with Kevin. “He has to feel how I feel, I have to feel how he feels, and we have to be able to see the same things.”
In an interview with Scott Petrak, Browns defensive coordinator Chris Kiffin said DE Myles Garrett is most comfortable facing left tackles, but they plan to move him around to find the “best matchups.” (Scott Petrak)
After being signed off the Raiders’ practice squad this week, LB Reggie Ragland is still adjusting to the Browns’ system. (Chris Easterling)
The Steelers’ OLB Alex Highsmith, who has recorded 10 sacks so far this season, says he has been working on his pass-rushing technique with T.J. Watt.
According to Highsmith, “I have worked hard on it for the last couple of years.” “I see things much better now than when I was a rookie, and I have grown a little bit — got bigger and stronger,” Kaboly said. As well as developing mentally, I have learned from guys like T.J. and others around the league. T.J. has really helped me get off the ball and with my moves.”
It was Highsmith’s goal to record 10 sacks going into this season, and now he wants to reach 16.
(Ten sacks) was one of my goals, and I believe it was just a springboard for even more,” Highsmith said. “Sixteen would be nice, but we just have to stack up these wins.”
OLB T.J. Watt (rib) said dealing with injuries this season has been exhausting, but he hopes to avoid missing any more games: “It’s just been one thing after another this year.” (Mike DeFabo)
LB T.J. Watt and WR Diontae Johnson have been upgraded from the injury report and are expected to play against the Ravens this Sunday.