NFL Wild Card Weekend Schedule

NFL Wild Card Weekend Schedule

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The NFL’s Wild Card Weekend games are set! Check out this weekend’s upcoming schedule below:

Saturday , January 7, 2017

Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans: 4:35 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC

Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks: 8:15 p.m. ET, NBC

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers: 1:05 p.m. ET, CBS

New York Giants at Green Bay Packers: 4:40 p.m. ET, FOX

Andre Johnson retiring after 14 NFL seasons

Andre Johnson retiring after 14 NFL seasons

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Another former Houston Texan great is calling it a career.

Wide receiver Andre Johnson informed the Tennessee Titans that he would be retiring today.

The 35-year-old spent last season with the Colts, this after twelve terrific seasons spent with the Houston Texans.

Andre Johnson finished his career with an amazing 1,062 regular-season catches for 14,185 yards and 70 touchdowns.

Johnson will definitely find his way in to the NFL Hall of Fame after having one of the greatest careers by any wide receiver in NFL history.

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Ben Roethlisberger aiming to return in Week 9

Ben Roethlisberger aiming to return in Week 9

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is aiming to return to the field in Week 9 of the NFL regular season when the Steelers take on their bitter rivals the Baltimore Ravens.

Roethlisberger injured his knee late in the first half of the Steelers’ Week 6 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Pittsburgh (4-3) has now dropped two games in a row, suffering a 27-16 home loss to the New England Patriots in Week 7.

While Big Ben’s return in Week 9 is not even close to official, it would make for a remarkable comeback, as the quarterback suffered a torn meniscus in Week 6.

Normally such an injury would take at least a month to come back from. But “Big Ben” and the Steelers are hopeful that he can beat the odds.

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Running back Arian Foster retires from football

Running back Arian Foster retires from football

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster has announced his retirement last week, this after suffering another lower body injury for the first few games of the season.

Foster wrote the following statement for Uninterrupted where he explained his decision to retire midseason:

“There comes a time in every athlete’s career when their ambition and their body are no longer on the same page,” Foster writes. “I’ve reached that point. It’s hard to write those words because this game has been everything to me…my therapy, my joy, my solace and my enemy. I’ve learned to love every facet of this game, from the peak of accomplishment to the gutter of criticism. And it all makes the ride worthwhile. I’ve been fortunate enough to play many successful years in this league. I’ve given a lot to this game and given up a lot for it. But it has returned to me more than I could have ever asked for. Faceless gladiators have been shuffled in and out of this arena for decades and I’m proud to have taken part in that legacy. My father always said, “You’ll know when it’s time to walk away.” It has never been more clear than right now. I’m walking away with peace. I know it’s not commonplace to do it midseason, but my body just can’t take the punishment this game asks for any longer. I want to thank the Miami Dolphins, with everything in me, for allowing me to bow out with grace and making this process as easy as possible. It means everything to my family and I.”

Foster spent the first seven years of his NFL career with the Houston Texans. The running back chalked up 6,472 of his 6,527 career yards with the Texas-based organization . Foster ended his storied career with a total of 54 touchdowns.

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