NFL news roundup: Dwayne Bowe to start, Aaron Rodgers hopes to return in Week 12 and more

Rick Stewart

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will play in Week 11, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hopes to return in Week 12 and more you may have missed from Wednesday.

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will play against the Denver Broncos in Week 11. Bowe was arrested earlier in the week and charged with possession of a controlled substance. While such an incident typically spurs action from a team, the Chiefs are reportedly going to wait for the proceedings to play out before taking action, keeping their top wide receiver available against their tough AFC West rivals.

Read on for more you may have missed from Wednesday:

Rodgers hopes to play in Week 12

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will miss the team's Week 11 matchup. The team has not confirmed this, but it's going to happen. However, Rodgers is hoping he'll be able to play against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12.  Rodgers fractured his left collarbone and all along it's seemed like Week 13 was more likely, but we'll see what happens.

Kaepernick "responds" to Dilfer

ESPN's Trent Dilfer said that Colin Kaepernick has "plateaued" as a passer this season and that he hasn't made enough progress in his second season as a starter. On Wednesday, Kaepernick replied, saying that he hadn't heard what it was Dilfer said, but that Dilfer isn't "in the building with us," and that what he says doesn't affect him at all. Pretty much the standard response.

Bowers dealing with concussion

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers is officially dealing with "concussion-like symptoms." This is a nice way to say he most likely has a concussion. He sustained the injury in Monday's game against the Miami Dolphins, but it's unclear when, as he played the game until the end. His status for Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons is unknown.

Christensen passes away

Former Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders tight end Todd Christensen, a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion, passed away on Wednesday. Christensen dealt with liver disease and other illnesses in recent years, and passed on due to complications from surgery. He was an excellent player, an All Pro in 1983 and 1985.

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