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11/23 'It would take a miracle' for Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald to play today
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald didn't practice at all this week, and he is unlikely to play this afternoon in Seattle. Specifically, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says that "it would take a miracle" for Fitzgerald to be active. Fitz suffered a fairly serious MCL sprain in his knee last week.... [Read More]
11/23 Report: Dolphins RB Lamar Miller will suit up vs. Broncos
Despite being limited in practice and suffering a knee injury during the week, Dolphins running back Lamar Miller will play this afternoon against the Broncos. That's what a source has confirmed to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero. Miller played through his shoulder sprain against the Bills in Week 11, gaining 98 yards on 17 touches.... [Read More]
11/23 Newly acquired Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount to split carries with Jonas Gray
Ian Rapoport of has reported that running back Patriots LeGarrette Blount, who was cut by Pittsburgh on Tuesday and signed by New England on Thursday, will be active for the team's Week 12 game and will see action. It is expected that he'll split carries with Jonas Gray. At this time, it's unclear how that split will break down.... [Read More]
11/23 Patriots RB Jonas Gray expected to split carries after oversleeping and missing Friday practice
Ian Rapoport of is reporting that Patriots running back Jonas Gray is expected to play in Week 12 after being sent home from Friday's practice for disciplinary reasons. Gray overslept, showed up at the team's practice facility late and was promptly sent home by the coaching staff. Gray reportedly reached out to teammates to apologize. Rapoport adds that Gray will split carries with the ne... [Read More]
11/23 Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 12?
With the bye weeks wrapping up after this week, that means there will be more teams, players and, yes, injuries to consider every Sunday from here on out. With only two teams on bye today, we've got plenty of injured stars to keep track of this morning, including Arian Foster, Greg Jennings, Justin Hunter and Buccaneers running backs Charles Sims and Doug Martin. Starting at about 11:30 a.m. Easte... [Read More]
11/23 Report: Browns WR Josh Gordon will play 20-30 snaps today
Josh Gordon is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. He was the most productive WR in fantasy last season. He is the Browns' best offensive weapon by far, and he will be making his season debut today versus the Falcons as his 10-game suspension has ended. But if you believe ESPN's Adam Schefter and his sources, Gordon's talents won't be unleashed to the fullest extent this afternoon. Schefter... [Read More]
11/23 Report: Lions RB Reggie Bush unlikely to play Sunday, aiming for Thanksgiving return
Reggie Bush said earlier this week that he would play against the Patriots, but it sounds like he has pushed his ETA back a bit. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora said Saturday that he's "hearing" Bush will be a "no-go" for Week 12 in New England. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported soon afterward that Bush actually has his eyes set on playing on Thanksgiving versus the Bears. Bush has been bothe... [Read More]
11/23 Bills planning on RB Fred Jackson playing versus Jets
Bills running back Fred Jackson didn't play in Week 11, but that was a function of a cramped schedule more than anything else. Head coach Doug Marrone said after the loss to Miami that the four days in between Buffalo's two most recent games didn't give Jackson enough time to recover following his Week 10 return from a fairly serious groin injury. However, time is on Jackson's side this week. Whe... [Read More]
11/23 Texans RB Arian Foster's chances of playing Sunday are 'very, very low'
ESPN's Texans reporter Tania Ganguli was asked Friday via Twitter what the chances are that running back Arian Foster will play Sunday against the Bengals. Her response: "Very, very low." As such, Foster, who has not played since Week 9 due to a groin injury, will likely be replaced in the starting lineup once again by Alfred Blue. The rookie did most of the heavy lifting for Houston out of its ba... [Read More]
11/21 Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders expected to play Week 12; TE Julius Thomas a game-time decision
It's looking like Broncos QB Peyton Manning will have at least one of his main receiving threats back on Sunday, and possibly two. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders returned to practice Friday and is looking like he'll be good to go for the team's Week 12 game versus Miami after recovering from a Week 11 concussion. Tight end Julius Thomas barely practiced this week because of his sprained ankle and ... [Read More]
11/21 Browns TE Jordan Cameron returns to practice, will not play in Week 12
Pat McManamon, who covers the Cleveland Browns for, says tight end Jordan Cameron will not play Sunday, but he did return to practice on Friday. It was his first practice since Week 8. Cameron has missed the past three games due to concussion-related issues. He has posted 13 receptions for 250 yards and one touchdown in six games this year. With Cameron out again, Jim Dray and Gary Bar... [Read More]
11/20 Saints RB Pierre Thomas returns to practice
New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas returned to practice Thursday after missing more than four weeks with a shoulder injury he sustained in Week 7. It is unclear if Thomas will be able to play in Week 12, but this is definitely a good sign for the Saints' top backfield receiving threat.... [Read More]
11/20 Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) to be game-time decision in Week 12
Houston Texans beat writer Brian T. Smith reported Thursday that head coach Bill O'Brien is considering running back Arian Foster (groin) a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with Cincinnati. After being listed as "limited" in Wednesday's practice, Foster missed Thursday session. Foster missed last week's game as well. Alfred Blue filled in for Foster, running for 156 yards on 36 carries. Shoul... [Read More]
11/19 Vikings land free agent RB Ben Tate off waivers
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11/18 Saints WR Brandin Cooks placed on IR
The Saints officially placed rookie WR Brandin Cooks on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday because of his broken thumb. The Saints initially gave Cooks a 4-6-week time frame to return following the injury sustained in the Week 11 loss to the Bengals, but now have opted to end the rookie's season after he underwent surgery. The No. 20 overall pick of May's draft, Cooks' season ends with a 53-550... [Read More]
11/18 Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw placed on season-ending injured reserve
The Indianapolis Colts have placed RB Ahmad Bradshaw on season-ending IR Tuesday due to a fractured fibula suffered in Sunday's loss against the Patriots. The veteran RB is set to become a free agent in the offseason. The injury leaves the Colts' RB depth chart with Trent Richardson and Dan Herron. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE ... [Read More]
11/18 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson suspended for remainder of season, to remain on exempt list
On a day of ups and downs in the saga of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the final piece of news on the matter today seems to be just that -- final. Or, at least it's final for this season. Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports reports that arbitrator Shyam Das has ruled that the NFL can keep Peterson on its exempt list, in essence all but assuring he will not see the field again in 2014. From ... [Read More]
11/18 Steelers cut ties with RB LeGarrette Blount
Per their official Twitter feed, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday that they have released running back LeGarrette Blount. There had been multiple reports of Blount's attitude being an issue, with several players pushing the team to let him go. He reportedly left the field early on Monday as a show of frustration over not getting any carries. With Blount gone, Le'Veon Bell will continue t... [Read More]
11/18 Browns release RB Ben Tate
The Cleveland Browns have released running back Ben Tate according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. Tate was brought to Cleveland in the off-season to be their starting running back. The emergence of rookies Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West as viable NFL running backs made it a little easier for the team to not put up with his vocalizing of his frustration over his role. Tate had run for 333 ya... [Read More]
11/17 Broncos RB Montee Ball, TE Julius Thomas, and WR Emmanuel Sanders all injured in Week 11
It was a bad day all around for the Denver Broncos. Running back Montee Ball (groin), tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (consussion) all left the team's 22-7 loss at the hands of the St. Louis Rams early on Sunday. Early in the first quarter, Ball reaggravated a groin injury he'd been dealing with for the better part of the season. He went to the sideline, receive... [Read More]
11/17 Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw believed to have broken ankle; tests coming Monday
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that it is likely Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw suffered a broken ankle in the team's 42-20 loss to New England on Sunday night. Bradshaw has compiled a total of 725 rushing and receiving yards, with 38 receptions and eight total touchdowns.... [Read More]
11/17 Colts TE Dwayne Allen suffers what's believed to be high ankle sprain
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Indianapolis Colts could be without their starting tight end for a while, as it's believed that Dwayne Allen suffered a high ankle sprain in the Colts Sunday night dismantling at the hands of the New England Patriots. In his absence, TE Coby Fleener filled in nicely, catching seven balls for 144 yards.... [Read More]
11/17 UPDATE: Saints WR Brandin Cooks breaks thumb; expected to miss four to six weeks
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks is expected to miss four to six weeks after emerging from the team's 27-10 loss to Cincinnati Week 11. Cooks did not miss time in the game, finishing with five catches for 50 yards on seven targets. Original reports were that it would only be two to four weeks. Cooks has been having a solid rookie campaign, on pace... [Read More]
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