Oct 8, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) reacts to a first down as Minnesota Vikings safety Josh Metellus (44) looks on during the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Kelce a DNP on Chiefs’ estimated injury report

The Kansas City Chiefs did not practice Monday ahead of a short week, but their league-mandated estimated injury report listed tight end Travis Kelce as “did not participate” with an ankle injury.

Kelce hurt the ankle Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings before returning to the game and making a touchdown grab in Kansas City’s 27-20 win. NFL Network reported after the game that he was diagnosed with a low ankle sprain.

The Chiefs (4-1) play Thursday against the visiting Denver Broncos (1-4), giving Kelce less time than usual to heal up. The Chiefs’ first true injury report will be out Tuesday.

After making a catch late in the second quarter, Kelce planted his right foot and slipped awkwardly on the turf and went down untouched. He jogged off the field under his own power and spoke with trainers on the sideline before walking to the locker room.

He missed an 11-play touchdown drive to open the third quarter, but returned for the next drive and caught five passes, including a 4-yard touchdown reception with 2:45 left in the quarter. He finished with 10 receptions for 67 yards.

Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton (ankle), defensive end George Karlaftis (hamstring) and defensive tackle Matt Dickerson (knee) were listed as limited participants on the estimated injury report.

–Field Level Media

Feb 2, 2022; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Commanders co-owner Dan Snyder speaks as co-owner Tanya Snyder (L) listens during a press conference revealing the Commanders as the new name for the formerly named Washington Football Team at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Dan Snyder wants NFL to block release of investigation findings

Before Dan Snyder will sign off on a deal to sell the Washington Commanders, he wants assurances that a full investigative report into his activities will not be made public, ESPN reported Friday.

Attorney Mary Jo White’s upcoming report following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and financial improprieties remains a sticking point between Snyder and the NFL, per the report.

ESPN said a Commanders spokesperson called the network’s story “completely false and a blatant fabrication by someone with no actual knowledge of this matter.” An NFL spokesman declined to answer questions.

A group led by Josh Harris has submitted a $6 billion bid to purchase the team from the embattled Snyder. Harris is a hedge fund manager who is majority owner of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and co-owner of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.

Sources told ESPN that it was doubtful that Snyder would be able to stall the sale because of the report.

“His odds of burying the report are the same as his odds of trading for Patrick Mahomes,” a source close to Snyder told ESPN. “He can try to not sell the team, but that isn’t a real option.”

Commissioner Roger Goodell has said in public that he expects the contents of the White report to be made public.

This is the second recent major investigation into Snyder. Only limited portions of the investigative report overseen by attorney Beth Wilkerson were released in July 2021, at which time Snyder was fined $10 million and forced to cede day-to-day control of the team to his wife, Tanya.

White is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against Snyder that date back as far as 2009. Federal prosecutors reportedly are looking into allegations of financial improprieties as well.

–Field Level Media

Oct 23, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (13) is pursued by Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) in the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Texans open to trading WR Brandin Cooks

The Houston Texans are listening to trade inquiries involving wide receiver Brandin Cooks, ESPN reported Sunday.

Per the report, the New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings and even one of Cooks’ former teams, the Los Angeles Rams, are potential landing spots for the wideout.

The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday.

Money is a possible snag to any deal involving Cooks, however. He is due $18 million fully guaranteed next season.

Cooks, 29, has 28 catches for 281 yards and a touchdown this season in six games this season.

He has 601 receptions for 8,198 yards and 47 scores in 125 career games with the New Orleans Saints (2014-16), New England Patriots (2017), Rams (2018-19) and Texans. He was selected by the Saints with the 20th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Jan 17, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; The U.S. Capitol building is shown behind police tape The nation's capital is on high-alert with heightened security against threats to President-elect Joe Biden s inauguration  following the deadly pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Wexler-USA TODAY NETWORK

Reports: Former NFL player Phillip Adams kills five, himself

Former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams shot and killed five people in South Carolina before committing suicide, according to multiple reports Thursday. Adams was 32.

The Herald of Rock Hill, S.C., citing unnamed sources, reported Adams killed Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, his wife, Barbara, 69, two of their grandchildren — Adah, 9, and Noah, 5 — and James Lewis, 38, on Wednesday in Rock Hill, S.C.

The York County Sheriff’s coroner’s office said Dr. Lesslie and his wife were pronounced dead at the scene, and that Lewis, who had been working at the home, was found shot to death outside.

The Herald reported that police tracked Adams to a home near the shooting site, where law enforcement officials said Adams is believed to have killed himself once police had him surrounded.

Per The Associated Press, Adams had been treated by the doctor prior to the shooting.

A sixth person, reportedly a maintenance person from the Lesslie home, was hospitalized with “serious gunshot wounds,” per The Herald.

Adams starred in football and basketball at Rock Hill High School, then attended South Carolina State. The San Francisco 49ers selected him in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Adams played in 78 career games (11 starts) in the NFL and recorded 128 tackles, five interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble with the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, then-Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons and 49ers.

Adams last played in 2015 with the Falcons.

–Field Level Media