The Pittsburgh Steelers have a disappointing 3-6 record, and tensions are rising regarding the team's 25th-ranked offense. At the helm is a growing feud between the Steelers and veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has reportedly mulled requesting a trade from the team that drafted him in 2004.
On Friday, Michael Silver reported on NFL Total Access that there are grumblings within the Steelers front office that Roethlisberger doesn't do the preparation necessary of a franchise quarterback.
The 10th-year quarterback has already been sacked 35 times in 2013 and has a passer rating below 90 for the first time since 2008.
Here's a roundup of other NFL news you may have missed on Friday:
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is officially listed as questionable for Sunday when the Oakland Raiders are scheduled to travel to face the Houston Texans. However, his chances of playing appear closer to doubtful. It was undrafted rookie Matt McGloin who took the majority of the snaps for the Raiders on Friday, while Pryor appeared to be at much less than full-speed in practice. McGloin completed 60.5 percent of his passes with 24 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Ed Reed joined the New York Jets on Thursday, but he is "definitely" going to play for the team on Sunday, according to head coach Rex Ryan. It's a bold move by the Jets and another sign of trust, according to Scott Salmon of SB Nation's Jets blog, Gang Green Nation:
What this move tells me, more than anything, is that John Idzik trusts Rex Ryan. When Idzik is trying to rebuild this team from the ground up, giving Ryan a toy like this that's very much questionable to have anything left shows me that he trusts him to coach Reed back to a glimmer of his glory days.
Reed played 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens before leaving to join the Houston Texans in free agency during the 2013 offseason. He was released mid-way through his first season with the team shortly after he criticized team's coaching.
Indianapolis Colts pass rusher Erik Walden wasn't ejected for a headbutt of helmetless Delanie Walker on Thursday night, but if it was up to Walker, he certainly would have been. Walker told reporters after the game that the move was "bush league" and that he should have been tossed from the game. Walden finished the game with a sack, while Walker tallied 10 receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown.