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By Sports Desk October 21, 2019

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  • Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku designated to return from IR Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku designated to return from IR

    Cleveland Browns have designated tight end David Njoku to return from injured reserve after over two months on the sidelines.

    Njoku was due to return to practice on Wednesday after recovering from a broken wrist sustained in a Week 2 victory over the New York Jets.

    The Browns have three weeks to activate Njoku, otherwise he will remain on the injured reserve list for the remainder of the NFL season.

    Njoku, who took four catches for 37 yards and scored a touchdown in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, could make his comeback against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday if the Browns elect to activate him.

    Cleveland have recovered to 4-6 after securing back-to-back wins going into the home Dolphins game.

  • Gronkowski hints at NFL comeback - but will not return in 2019 Gronkowski hints at NFL comeback - but will not return in 2019

    Rob Gronkowski admits a playing comeback is "always an option" but has no plans to come out of retirement for the 2019 NFL season.

    A three-time Super Bowl champion during his stellar career - one spent entirely with the New England Patriots - Gronkowski triggered speculation he could be set to return when he scheduled an announcement for Tuesday.

    The 30-year-old will not be seen on a football field this season, though, instead revealing via social media that he will be hosting a major Super Bowl party in South Florida.

    "I'm bringing the FIESTA to Miami with GRONK BEACH BIG GAME WEEKEND," he tweeted, along with a video where he explains further details of the event.

    However, the clip included a line from Gronkowski that suggested he may not be done with playing just yet, as – dressed in pads and holding a helmet – he said: "Okay, maybe we call an audible – but just for this year..."

    A second-round pick by the Pats in 2010, the tight end revealed to ESPN that he continues to stay in shape, just in case he wants to get back on the field at some stage in the future.

    "I'm 30 years old. I'm young. I still stay fit, still watch the game whenever I can, still enjoy it. I'm feeling good, but you know, one year off could possibly be the case. Or maybe two years off, man," he said.

    "It's always an option in the back of my head. It's not like I'm not staying in shape and not doing anything. I'm never stressed over it."

    Gronkowski retired in March after helping New England win Super Bowl LIII. He posted 521 receptions and had 79 touchdowns in his nine seasons with the franchise.

    The Pats have not struggled in his absence this term, improving their record to 9-1 with a hard-fought 17-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11.

  • Chargers QB Rivers determined to cut out costly turnovers Chargers QB Rivers determined to cut out costly turnovers

    Philip Rivers knows he must cut out the turnovers that are "hurting" the Los Angeles Chargers after they were beaten 24-17 by the Kansas City Chiefs.

    The Chargers quarterback threw a fourth interception of the game with 24 seconds remaining attempting to pick out Austin Ekeler in the end zone on Monday.

    That late underthrow summed up another disappointing evening for Rivers and left the Chargers at 4-7.

    The 37-year-old has hurled 14 interceptions this season - with 16 turnovers in total - and is aware that is not acceptable.

    "It's a football game," the veteran said. "If you could just pick and choose and never throw them ever, I'd choose to throw zero.

    "So I certainly don't want to throw them, but I know it's hurting us right now. So obviously I need to cut them out."

    Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Rivers should not take full responsibility for his tally of turnovers, but must raise his game.

    "Philip just has to execute better, as far as turnovers," Lynn said. "Now, when you look at his turnovers, it's not always on the quarterback.

    "I mean, sometimes the quarterback is getting hit late, or sometimes a receiver may slip down, so you can't put all of those turnovers on Philip.

    "But his turnovers are a little higher than I would like. He knows that. And we have to get better in that area - period."

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