Kayvon Webster, CB, Los Angeles Rams: Webster was carted off the field during the first quarter with what looked like a right ankle injury after grabbing at the ankle while down on the field. Webster missed time early in the season because of a shoulder injury and was knocked out of the Week 11 game against Minnesota with a concussion. The team declared him doubtful to return because of the injury, before downgrading him to out.
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia — Chubb is big and strong and durable, and honestly with missing a year with a knee injury he was able to save some tread on his tires for when he inevitably gets a chance with an NFL team.
Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis — Ferguson did his best to will the Tigers to an AAC Championship, and while it didn’t ultimately works as the Tigers fell to UCF 62-55 in double overtime, his numbers showed his effort. Ferguson went 30-of-42 passing for 471 yards and four touchdowns.
They’ve lost 11 of their past 12 and their splashy early-season move — essentially swapping venerable Kyle Turris for a younger, more talented center in Matt Duchene — isn’t panning out yet. Duchene’s stats in Ottawa: 14 games, two goals, two assists, a minus-11 rating. Join me for a resounding: woof.
I can’t blame them. Manning turns 37 on Jan. 3. By the time New York fixes the flawed roster Reese assembled, Manning’s best days likely would be over. Some would argue they already are.
With a high 2018 pick in the offing, starting fresh at quarterback makes sense during the pending rebuild. Even so, the way Manning’s demotion was handled reflects the systemic dysfunction inside the organization that began when McAdoo became head coach after Tom Coughlin was forced out after the 2015 season.