The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped another game on Thursday night, falling to 0-7 with a 31-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers. As the team continues to struggle, there comes more speculation that head coach Greg Schiano's days with the team are numbered.
Cornerback Darrelle Revis was asked after the team's Thursday loss if there was still team support for the second-year coach and he didn't exactly provide a ringing endorsement:
"I don't know," Revis said. "... I don't think guys are literally going out there and trying to do their own thing."
Despite the slow start and the overwhelming wishes of Buccaneers fans, Schiano isn't expected to be fired for the time being, although that could change very soon.
Here's some other news from around the league that you may have missed on Friday:
Rumors have swirled that the Washington Redskins are considering trading tight end Fred Davis and head coach Mike Shanahan admitted as much in a recent press conference. With a Tuesday deadline for all NFL trades, the Redskins will have to make a decision soon if they hope to make some phone calls regarding Davis. In four appearances in 2013, Davis has three receptions for 25 yards.
The Philadelphia Eagles have declared quarterback Nick Foles out for Sunday's game against the New York Giants as he is working to recover from a concussion, meaning they will likely rely on Michael Vick to lead the team. Vick is currently recovering from a hamstring injury, but was a full participant in practice all week and was declared probable on Friday. Vick has completed 53.8 percent of his passes in five starts in 2013, including five touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Buffalo Bills face tough competition on Sunday when they travel to face the New Orleans Saints, and it would be a little tougher without running back C.J. Spiller. Considered a game-time decision by coaches, Spiller is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday. If he's unable to play, the team will have to turn to Fred Jackson, who has split carries evenly with Spiller through the first seven games. Spiller has 362 yards rushing and a touchdown on 90 carries in 2013.
A late injury for Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson isn't as bad as initially feared, as an MRI on his groin revealed there is no tear and that he should be able to return to the field soon. While no timetable has been given for his recovery, his contributions as a pass rusher are important to the Panthers defense and any extended absence will hurt. Johnson has six sacks through seven games and the Panthers have allowed the second fewest points per game in 2013.