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Bears WRs Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) as well as Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) are all listed as questionable for Monday night. Marshall and Jeffery were both game-time decisions in Week 2 and both played on Sunday night. Marshall got his first practice of this week in on Saturday and was limited. Jeffery was a limited participant in practice all week. Decker didn't practice until Saturday either and was also limited. The two Bears wideouts are expected to play while Decker is considered a game-time decision.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel suffered what head coach Mike Zimmer called "several broken bones" in his foot Sunday. Cassel left the game in the second quarter of the team's 20-9 loss at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. Cassel was 5-of-10 for 53 yards at the time of the injury.
Earlier reports stating that the Vikings might 'reverse course' on letting RB Adrian Peterson play in Week 3 have now been founded. Peterson has been placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list by the organization. Peterson will be out indefinitely and "suspended from activities with the team effective immediately" until his legal proceedings are finished, which might not take place until the end of the season.
Adrian Peterson will be brought back by the Vikings after his legal case concludes, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter tweeted that the timing of Peterson's return will "depend on when legal case is resolved." After holding Peterson out Week 2, the Vikings announced plans to reinstate him, before changing course and deactivating him pending the resolution of the child abuse case against Peterson. Peterson is scheduled to have an initial hearing for the case on October 8.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was deactivated from yesterday's game after being indicted on child abuse charges Friday. His banishment ended Monday as he was officially reinstated by the team. He is expected to practice this week and play Sunday against the Saints.
The status of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery may be the focus of the biggest injury story today, but there sure are many names to track this morning -- Jordan Cameron, Carson Palmer, DeAngelo Williams, Toby Gerhart, Cecil Shorts and more. For the latest on all of today's banged-up NFL'ers, refresh this post consistently starting at 11:30 a.m. Eastern when the active/inactives reports officially come out.
We'll cover the early-game inactives here soon, but first comes very important news about two elite wide receivers who kick off Sunday night. A source has told ESPN's Adam Schefter that it's "75 percent sure" Bears wideouts Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery won't play against the 49ers. Marshall missed the entire practice week due to a sprained ankle. Jeffery was able to practice on Friday but only in limited fashion because of a hamstring injury.
It looks like fantasy owners may have some tough decisions to make Sunday on a couple of the game's best wide receivers. Bears wideouts Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are both listed as questionable and both will be game-time decisions for Chicago's matchup against the 49ers on Sunday night.
Marshall had hoped to practice Friday, but he was unable to do anything more than some light jogging on his sprained right ankle during the day's walkthrough. Officially, he didn't practice at all this week.
Jeffery's status is a little better but still uncertain. He was able to make it through limited practice Friday for his first on-field action of the week. When asked whether he will play Sunday night, Jeffery only said, "We'll see. A game and practice is different." He suffered a hamstring strain in Week 1.
Vikings running back Peterson has been indicted with "reckless or negligent injury to a child" in Montgomery County, Texas. Child Protective Service tells TMZ Sports that they are investigating Peterson in connection with an incident at his home in Texas involving an 11-year-old boy. Peterson missed Vikings practice on Thursday. Sources told ProFootballTalk that the indictment is related to Peterson disciplining his son with a "switch."
Just two hours after Adrian Peterson was indicted by a grand jury on child abuse charges, the Vikings have announced Peterson will not play Sunday versus the Patriots. Matt Asiata will start in his place and presumably share carries with athletic rookie Jerick McKinnon.