Angry Bender: Thursday Night Football is bad, but TV options are worse

Angry Bender is animated this week, just in time for Thursday Night Football.

That’s right, the NFL programming that has become the target of social media criticism is this week’s topic of discussion. Angry Bender doesn’t love Thursday Night Football either, and he isn’t excited for this week’s game between the 49ers and Rams.

That said, can the networks give us something to watch instead? Find out what Jason Bateman has to do with it in this week’s installment of Angry Bender.

Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys, ankle, (Q): Williams played in Week 2 but clearly wasn’t completely recovered from his left ankle sprain. He was not on Thursday’s injury report but was added back as a nonparticipant Friday. On Saturday, he was at the portion of practice available to the media, an encouraging sign, but he remains questionable in advance of Monday night’s game.

J.J. Nelson, Arizona Cardinals, hamstring, (Q): In John Brown’s absence, Nelson saw increased action (five catches for 120 yards and a touchdown) in Week 2 and could do so again Monday night. He also appeared on the injury report with a hamstring ailment but was able to practice daily on a limited basis. While hamstring injuries are a particular concern with speed athletes, Nelson’s participation in the two heaviest practices of the week (Thursday and Friday) without a setback is a good sign. The Cardinals may well have limited his reps proactively, given the likelihood of Brown’s sitting out again in Week 3. Expect Nelson to play Monday night, barring a setback.

Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders, knee: This is becoming routine: Cooper is held to limited practice Wednesday then upgrades to full both Thursday and Friday and is removed from the final injury report. The Raiders travel to Washington for a Sunday night game, and Cooper is expected to play.
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