NFL News, Rams Play Tonight
Published on September 26 2013 10:31 am
Last Updated on September 26 2013 10:31 am
Written by Millie Lange
Bears CB Tillman Misses Practice
(Lake Forest, IL) -- Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman was held out of practice yesterday with a groin injury. Tillman is listed as day to day according to Bears head coach Marc Trestman. Also out was corner Sherrick McManis, who has a quadriceps injury. The Bears are back on the field Sunday at the Detroit Lions. Chicago is 3-0 after dropping Pittsburgh Sunday night.
49ers Face Rams In NFC West Tussle
(St. Louis, MO) -- A pair of teams looking to get back on track meet up Thursday in an NFC West showdown as the San Francisco 49ers face the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The 49ers are coming off a 27-7 home loss to the Colts on Sunday that dropped them to 1-2. Colin Kaepernick passed for just 150 yards with an interception and a lost fumble. After opening the season with a 34-28 win over Green Bay, the Niners have managed a total of just 10 points in back-to-back losses to Seattle and Indianapolis. The Rams are also riding a two-game losing streak after getting crushed 31-7 at Dallas on Sunday. St. Louis surrendered 193 rushing yards to the Cowboys, with DeMarco Murray accounting for 175 of them. Both meetings last season went to overtime, with the Rams winning one and the other ending in a tie.
Bucs Benching Freeman For Glennon
(Tampa, FL) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making a change at quarterback. The Bucs are benching quarterback Josh Freeman and will start rookie Mike Glennon this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Head coach Greg Schiano says he feels the change is necessary.
The move to start Glennon on Sunday before the team's bye week will allow coaches to review his performance and make corrections before the Bucs' next game October 13th against Philadelphia. Freeman has completed just 45.7-percent of his passes with two touchdowns and three interceptions this season. Tampa Bay is 0-3. Arizona is 1-2.
Ex-Charger Oliver Dies At 29
(San Diego, CA) -- Former Chargers safety Paul Oliver is dead at the age of 29. The "San Diego Union-Tribune" reports Oliver committed suicide. The Chargers selected Oliver in the fourth round of the 2007 supplemental draft out of Georgia. He played in 57 games with the Bolts from 2007 through 2011, including 12 starts. Oliver recorded 144 tackles, one sack and four interceptions.
Thursday, September 26 Schedule (Time Central)
7:25 p.m. - San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams