ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed quarterback Nathan Peterman to a reserve future contract.
Oakland added Peterman to the practice squad last month and then gave him a contract Tuesday to compete for a backup spot this offseason.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will both be without key players in the Sunday night matchup between the Patriots and Packers.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back Sony Michel are both inactive for New England. Gronkowski is sitting for the second time in three games, this time with an ankle and back issue. Michel is missing his second straight game with a knee injury.
Receiver Geronimo Allison is inactive for the Packers.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers receiver Geronimo Allison will miss Green Bay's game against the New England Patriots on Sunday night with multiple injuries.
The Packers downgraded Allison from doubtful on Saturday, when the team had a light practice. Allison did not travel to New England.
He was a key contributor in the passing game before missing two weeks with a hamstring injury. He had one catch for 14 yards in returning against the Rams last week, then hurt his groin this week in practice.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers signed punter Donnie Jones on Tuesday and waived Drew Kaser, who had been the team's punter and holder the past three seasons.
Kaser is eighth in the league in gross punting average (48.4 yards) but has been inconsistent as a holder on field goals and extra points. Caleb Sturgis is seven of nine on field goals and six of nine on extra points.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have had five kickers since the start of last season. They soon may be looking for their sixth.
Coach Anthony Lynn said Monday that he is evaluating the kicking game after Caleb Sturgis missed a field goal and two extra points in Sunday's 29-27 win over San Francisco .
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers keep finding new ways to lose, which keeps alive the uncertainty surrounding coach Mike McCoy's job status.
On Sunday, rookie Drew Kaser botched the hold for a potential game-tying field goal late in a 34-31 loss at Oakland that dropped the Bolts to 1-4.
It was the 10th straight AFC West loss dating to 2014 by the Chargers, who host defending Super Bowl champion Denver on Thursday night.