NFL: Jalen Hurts to miss Saturday’s game against Dallas

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni announced Thursday that quarterback Jalen Hurts is expected to miss Saturday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys and that Gardner Minshew will be the starting quarterback.

Hurts suffered a right shoulder injury in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears after being tackled by defensive lineman Trevis Gipson.

The American is currently enjoying the best season of his young career with a total of 35 touchdowns (22 passing and 13 rushing). Hurts has 3,472 passing yards and 747 rushing yards and has been intercepted just five times.

Lamar Jackson still out, Tyler Huntley leaving

The Baltimore Ravens will attempt to qualify for the playoffs without star quarterback Lamar Jackson who is still recovering from a knee injury.

Jackson will make way for Tyler Huntley for the third straight week against the Atlanta Falcons.

Huntley’s status for Saturday’s game was still uncertain due to a right shoulder injury which limited him to training during the week.

“It’s a little painful, but it’s manageable,” Huntley said.

The Ravens have lost five of six games Jackson hasn’t started in the past two years.

The Ravens (9-5) can secure their fourth playoff spot in five seasons at the end of the weekend. Baltimore can qualify with a win over Atlanta and at least two losses from those three AFC East Division teams (the Dolphins, Patriots and Jets). The Ravens can also reach the playoffs if the Jets, Patriots, Browns, Colts, Raiders and Titans all lose.

In three games this season (including two starts), Huntley has completed 70.3% of his passes (52 of 74) for 413 yards, throwing no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Tannehill must make way for Willis

NASHVILLE — Rookie Malik Willis will start his third NFL game on Saturday when the Tennessee Titans host the Houston Texans due to injured quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel declined to comment on Tannehill’s future beyond that meeting.

The Titans (7-7) are atop the South Division of the American, which they are trying to win for the third straight year. But their four-game lead faded to one with three games still to play.

Tannehill sprained his ankle in the Oct. 23 game against the Colts. He was injured again in the first quarter of last week’s loss to the Chargers. Tannehill then had to be taken off the field on a cart, but returned to complete the game a series later. The 11-year veteran even carried the ball into the end zone to tie the game with 48 seconds left.

This will be Willis’ second start against the Texans (1-12-1). He threw just 10 passes in a 17-10 win over Houston on Oct. 30, when Derrick Henry rushed for 216 yards.

The Titans will need Willis’ mobility with injuries to center Ben Jones (concussion) and right guard Nate Davis (ankle), who will also miss the game.

The other three Titans offensive linemen are also on the injured list. Left tackle Dennis Daley (abs) is the newest entry, having been added Wednesday. Left guard Aaron Brewer (ribs) and right tackle Nicholas Petit-Frère (ankle) are also injured.

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