Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Bills-Jets bad for color-blind

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The NFL intends to tinker with its "Color Rush" uniform promotion after some color-blind fans couldn't distinguish between the all-red Bills and the all-green Jets during Thursday's prime-time game.

In an email to the Associated Press, the league said Friday that it will incorporate a color-blindness analysis when designing monochrome alternate team jerseys for next season.

Various studies have found that red-green color-blindness is the most prevalent and affects between 10 million to 13 million Americans. The game was the first of four this season in which teams will wear one-color uniforms. Next season, all Thursday night games will feature alternate uniforms.

Jets surgeries: Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had a torn ligament in his left thumb repaired and running back Zac Stacy had surgery on his broken left ankle. Coach Todd Bowles said Fitzpatrick is on track to return for New York's next game, Nov. 22 at Houston, but Stacy is out for the season.

Fines: The league fined Rams cornerback Lamarcus Joyner $23,152 for Sunday's hit that concussed Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and angered Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer, who said he expects Bridgewater to start Sunday at Oakland. The QB has not yet completed the NFL protocol for returning from a concussion. Titans linebacker David Bass and Broncos safety T.J. Ward were docked $17,363 each for illegal hits, and Ward was fined an extra $5,787 for having his jersey untucked. Panthers safety Roman Harper was docked $8,681 for unnecessary roughness and Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews $5,787 for tossing a football into the stands. Players can hand balls to fans but can't throw them.

Starr treatment: Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr, 81, had a second round of stem cell treatments in Mexico, his wife said. Starr started the experimental treatments after suffering a heart attack and two strokes last year.

Browns: Johnny Manziel is expected to start at quarterback Sunday against Pittsburgh, ESPN reported. Josh McCown is recovering from a rib injury.

Cowboys: Coach Jason Garrett said he talked to Dez Bryant after Thursday's incident in which the receiver yelled at some media members. "Dez didn't handle that situation the right way," Garrett said. … Linebacker Sean Lee (concussion) will miss Sunday's game against the Bucs.

JAGUARS: Receiver Allen Hurns practiced on a limited basis and said he's "very confident I'll be out there" for Sunday's game.

Raiders: Coach Jack Del Rio said safety Nate Allen will be activated for Sunday's game. The former USF standout was out since injuring his right MCL on Sept. 13.

Bills-Jets bad for color-blind 11/13/15 [Last modified: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:55pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays add another piece to bullpen, acquiring Steve Cishek for Erasmo

    Blogs

    The Rays made another deal to change the look of their bullpen, acquiring RHP Steve Cishek from the Mariners for RHP Erasmo Ramirez.

    Cishek, 31, has a 3,15 ERA in 20 games for the Mariners this season, and a 2.83 ERA over parts of eight with the Marlins, Cardinals and Mariners.

    Ramirez, who was …

  2. Why don't defensive players get more Heisman Trophy love?

    Blogs

    In a story we posted online earlier today (and coming to your doorstep in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times), I made my case for why Florida State safety Derwin James should be a preseason …

    Boston College defensive end Harold Landry didn't get any Heisman love last year, despite leading the country in sacks.
  3. On the defensive: Heisman history not in Derwin James' favor

    College

    The lowdown on Derwin James? "No offense to (Michigan's Jabrill) Peppers (a Heisman finalist last year)," ESPN analyst Rex Ryan says, "but he only wished he was the player this kid was." (Monica Herndon, Times)
  4. Kevin Kiermaier: Return to action Thursday 'didn't set the world on fire'

    The Heater

    Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier's return from the hip injury that sidelined him since June 8 could have gone better Thursday in Port Charlotte. He broke two bats and went hitless in two at bats while playing for the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs.

    Kevin Kiermaier takes cuts in the cage during batting practice before the game between the Rays and Texas Rangers Saturday at Tropicana Field. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  5. Live updates, what you need to know about Bucs training camp (w/photos, video)

    Bucs

    Bucs training camp is here.

    This morning was the first of 13 practices that are free and open to the general public, so we have all the details to answer your questions about where and when and so on.

    Dirk Koetter is nothing if not precise, with practices starting at 8:45 a.m. and running until 10:27. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]