Daniel Snyder is going to leave the decision as to who starts at quarterback on Sunday against the Falcons up to Mike Shanahan—assuming that Shanahan is still the coach at that time.
According to a report, Snyder will not intervene if Shanahan decides to bench Robert Griffin III and start backup Kirk Cousins. Shanahan said on Monday that he is considering doing that because he is concerned that Griffin has taken too many sacks in the last five games and he wants to make sure that the quarterback is healthy enough to participate in the offseason training program.
Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is expected to play Saturday.
Damn straight Bryant's expected to suit up Saturday, he's playing like he's 25 again. Over his last three games, Bean has averaged 29.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. He's clearly taken a dip in the fountain of youth and the shoulder hasn't seemingly bothered him one bit. It's no surprise he is suffering from a shoulder injury at this point of his career with the amount of shots he's put up over his illustrious 20-year career. Analysis: James Grande
Jets signed former CFL DL Freddie Bishop to a two-year deal.
After an 11 sack season with the Calgary Stampeders last season, Bishop received a lot of interest from a bunch of different NFL teams. Bishop will likely get a chance to play a lot of snaps after the Jets released former first-round pick Quinton Coples and Calvin Pace is a pending free agent. Bishop is just 26-years old, so he has plenty of good football ahead of him. Analysis: James Grande
Kevin Garnett is doubtful for Saturday.
Like teammate Kevin Martin, Garnett will likely miss his seventh consecutive game on Saturday. With Nikola Pekovic also likely to miss Saturday's game, Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng will play big minutes. Shabazz Muhammad could also see extended run if the team decides to play small ball. Analysis: James Grande
Nikola Pekovic is doubtful for Saturday.
Pekovic is dealing with a foot injury that's kept him out of two straight games and he's likely to miss his third on Saturday. Gorgui Dieng has been great lately, so the Timberwolves aren't really missing Pekovic that much. He obviously provides front-court depth, but he has no fantasy value and nobody should be relying on him in any type of format. Analysis: James Grande