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Laurent Robinson and Nate Livings leave game


Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laurent Robinson may have suffered a concussion in the team’s AFC South battle with the Indianapolis Colts. The Jags are currently down 7-3, and Robinson’s return is questionable which further puts a strain on Blaine Gabbert. The Jags receiving corps is one of the worst in the league, and losing Robinson for the game will give a big advantage to the Colts.

Jaguars fullback Greg Jones also suffered a head injury, and his return is also questionable.

The Dallas Cowboys are tied 7-7 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and starting left guard Nate Livings has left the game in order to have X-rays done on his hand. The former Cincinnati Bengal came out of the locker room and his return is questionable.

The Cowboys will need their starting guard back to help pave the way for DeMarco Murray and protect Tony Romo, because they definitely need him in the interior of the line. Livings has never been a quality starter, but he has played well through the first two weeks of the season and has been an important OL for the ‘Boys thus far.

With the Bengals, Livings started over current Philadelphia Eagles star guard Evan Mathis, which wasn’t the best move for Marvin Lewis. Livings struggled as a pass blocker, while Mathis was stuffed on the bench as an underrated guard who has now broken out as a star for the Eagles. Livings, if he can build on his first two games this year, is on his way to becoming a more reliable starter in this league.

Dallas needs him back, so let’s see if Livings can return.

Update: Livings has returned. Great news for the Cowboys.

Not only has Trent Williams been carted off for the Washington Redskins, but cornerback Cedric Griffin’s return is also in question as the nickel corner has left the game with a hamstring injury. Seventh-round rookie Richard Crawford will take his place for the time being.

For the Buffalo Bills, C.J. Spiller has left the game against the Cleveland Browns with a shoulder injury. The Bills will have to turn to third-stringer Tashard Choice for the time being, as Fred Jackson is, of course, out until Week 4 at the earliest.

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