Week six in the NFL is done and so are some of your favorite players. Rosters are being changed and players are switching positions. With the season nearly halfway over, some teams need some new life, whether it be from an uncovered diamond in the rough or a new addition.
Here’s how some of your favorite teams can re-up for the long season ahead:
Wide Receivers for the NY Giants
The Giants’ season may already be pretty much over, but Sunday’s win against the Denver Broncos provided a little hope. And with that little hope they need to pick up a few receivers following Odell Beckham’s season ending injury and Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, and Sterling Shepard’s minor setbacks. Who better to pick up than Victor Cruz, the player who called the Meadowlands his home for seven seasons? Last season he tallied 39 receptions, 586 receiving yards, and just one touchdown, but #80 is still ready to suit up and will fit right in.
Do The Packers Need A New Quarterback?
The Packers were an early favorite for NFC Champs and got off to a great 4-2 start before quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone. Now they’re stuck with Brett Hundley, who came in for Rodgers after the injury and was 18 of 33 for 157 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. Either Hundley isn’t ready for primetime or he’s just getting warmed up. Either way, he has a chance to step into a future Hall of Famer’s shoes and prove his worth, a la Dak Prescott. The only other quarterback on the roster is Joe Callahan, who was promoted from the practice squad on Monday. The real bottom line? Give. Kaep. A. Chance.
Can J.J. Watt Be Replaced?
After a fiery start to the season, Watt is out after breaking his leg in last week’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Normally, Whitney Mercilus would step up in his place, but he suffered a pectoral injury in the same series, so now it’s up to some fresh faces. If the win against the Cleveland Browns is any inkling of what’s going to happen the rest of the season, the Texans don’t need to pick anyone up. They had four sacks and two interceptions, and the Browns didn’t score an offensive touchdown until the final minutes when the Texans had already substituted much of their defensive line. Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel’s got it covered and Jadeveon Clowney wasn’t the first overall pick for nothing.