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Colts running back Trent Richardson (hamstring) has not practiced all week and is a likely game-time decision for the team's Week 8 game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Richardson is unable to play, RB Ahmad Bradshaw would see the bulk of the work at running back, with Dan Herron serving as his backup.
Tennessee Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt reports that running back Shonn Greene was arrested Friday night for refusing to stop for a police officer. The officer was issuing Greene a ticket for parking in a handicap parking spot, and Greene got in his car and left the scene. He was later arrested, booked and photographed for his mug shot.
The Tennessee Titans are moving to their third quarterback of the season in Week 8. Rookie Zach Mettenberger will be under center for Tennessee when the Titans face off with the Houston Texans Sunday. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt made the announcement Thursday. "We're going with Zach," Whisenhunt emphasized, "and we're going to stay with Zach."
Mike Chappell of ABC 6 in Indianapolis has been told by a knowledgeable source that wide receiver Reggie Wayne could be out for a week or two because of his elbow injury. Wayne suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against Cincinnati. He played through it and ended up catching four passes but for only 15 yards and he dropped at least two other targets. On Monday, Wayne underwent an MRI on the elbow, the results of which have not been revealed.
If Wayne misses the next two games, he won't play until after the Colts' bye in Week 10.
It's Week 7 -- the halfway point of the fantasy regular season for most leagues. Is your team living up to expectations? Have you been plagued by injuries and underperforming players? Either way, remember that seven weeks still remain until the fantasy playoffs. A lot will change between now and then. Your fate is far from sealed.
As usual, we'll be here all morning long giving you the latest info on the injured stars in today's early games. Names we're watching include Jimmy Graham, Kelvin Benjamin and Jake Locker along with many more. Keep refreshing this post from 11:30 a.m. Eastern until the early kickoffs.
With RB Toby Gerhart still sidelined, Jacksonville's much-maligned running game got a huge effort from RB Denard Robinson in Week 7, as the Jaguars got their first win of the season in a lop-sided 24-6 home win over the Cleveland Browns. On the day, Robinson ran for 127 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. In true Michigan fashion, the former Wolverine didn't pass on the opportunity to take a jab at his college rival Buckeyes. When asked about his career day, Robinson joked, "Good to do it against an Ohio team."
Jake Locker's thumb injury is healing -- at least he practiced somewhat this week -- but a couple of top Titans beat reporters don't think it will well enough to allow Locker to start Sunday versus the Redskins. The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt and Titan Insider's Terry McCormick both tweeted Friday that they expect Charlie Whitehurst to get his second consecutive start under center.
Locker was officially limited in every practice this week and is listed as questionable after ceding most of the first-team reps to Whitehurst.
Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley confirmed Friday that RB Toby Gerhart will miss his second straight game on Sunday when the Jaguars face-off with the Cleveland Browns. With Gerhart out, Bradley said that their running game will be split between RBs Storm Johnson, Denard Robinson, and Jordan Todman.
ESPN's Adam Caplan has been told by a league source that Titans running back Shonn Greene will not play against the Redskins this weekend due to his injured hamstring. Greene didn't play in Week 6 and hasn't practiced since last Wednesday. With him sidelined against the Jaguars, the Titans gave rookie Bishop Sankey 18 carries with which he gained 61 yards. Sankey is expected to get another start in Greene's stead this Sunday.