Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw, suspended last week through at least the 2020 season for allegedly betting on NFL games, was caught by placing a bet that included a Cardinals game, ESPN reported Monday citing multiple sources.
What’s more, according to the report, Shaw placed what was in essence a bet against his team.
Shaw, who signed with the Cardinals in March but has yet to play with them after going on injured reserve with a shoulder injury in August, placed a three-team parlay bet at a Caesars sportsbook in Las Vegas on Nov. 10, ESPN reported, with one of the bets being Tampa Bay to outscore the Cardinals in the second half of their Week 10 game.
The Bucs won, but the bet was a loser. There was no indication at the time of Shaw’s suspension that he bet on Cardinals games. The 27-year-old can seek reinstatement to the NFL on Feb. 15, 2021.
—Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announced that rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew, who replaced struggling Nick Foles on Sunday, will start this week against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Minshew has a passer rating of 91.1 with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions, going 4-4 as a starter. Foles is 0-4 as a starter since signing with a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He went down Week 1 against Kansas City with broken clavicle.
—New England quarterback Tom Brady tried to quell the panic following his team’s 28-22 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday night.
“We’re not 2-10, we’re 10-2,” Brady said in a radio interview Monday with WEEI in Boston, adding, “We’re just trying to do the best we can do. We have our whole season ahead of us, and we have to learn from the things we did last night and try to go out there and get a really tough win against K.C. and see if we can get back to winning.”
Brady has 18 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2019, but his passer rating of 88.2 is well off of his career mark of 97.1.
—The Baltimore Ravens, 10-2 and winners of eight in a row, are the betting favorites to win the Super Bowl at most sportsbooks, surpassing the Patriots. New Orleans moved up to second at most major U.S. books with New England third and San Francisco fourth.
Baltimore is at 5-2 odds at DraftKings and Caesars, followed by the Saints (7-2), Patriots (9-2) and 49ers (6-1). San Francisco lost to the Ravens on Sunday.
—The Patriots center Ted Karras sustained an MCL sprain against the Texans and was to undergo an MRI exam to confirm the diagnosis, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported.
—The Detroit Lions placed rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve after he injured his ankle against Chicago on Thanksgiving.
—New York Jets safety Jamal Adams’ availability for this weekend’s game against the Miami Dolphins is in question due to an ankle injury, with coach Adam Gase calling him “legit week-to-week.”
—The Minnesota Vikings put linebacker Ben Gedeon (concussion) on injured reserve and signed wide receiver Alexander Hollins to the 53-man roster before Monday night’s game at Seattle.
—The Denver Broncos are placing defensive end Derek Wolfe on season-ending injured reserve with an elbow injury, Rapoport reported. Wolfe was hurt Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, but not until after collecting his sixth and seventh sacks of the season.
—The Atlanta Falcons activated punter Matt Bosher from injured reserve and designated rookie guard Chris Lindstrom to return from IR.
—Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross will play this weekend, coach Zac Taylor announced. Ross went out with a shoulder injury Sept. 30 after recording 16 catches for 328 yards and three touchdowns in four games.
—The Cardinals released cornerback Tramaine Brock Sr. and running back Zach Zenner. Brock had 37 tackles and three passes defensed in 10 games. Zenner had two carries for minus-3 yards in three games.
—Miami signed defensive back Eric Rowe signed a three-year contract extension worth a reported $18 million. The 27-year-old has recorded 59 tackles and seven pass deflections this season.
—Field Level Media