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09/18 Thursday Night Football injury report: Falcons WR Roddy White, Buccaneers RB Doug Martin inactive
Roddy White and Doug Martin are officially inactive for tonight's clash between the Falcons and Buccaneers. White didn't practice all week due to a hamstring injury. Martin did practice on Monday and Tuesday, but he has still not recovered from the knee injury he suffered in Week 1 and that forced him to miss Week 2. Bobby Rainey will fill in once against for Martin. He ran for 144 yards on 22 ca... [Read More]
09/18 Despite sprained ankle, Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles practices Thursday
The early reports on Jamaal Charles' injury from Week 2 stated that he had a high ankle sprain. The team basically confirmed as much Monday. Maybe Andy Reid misspoke, because Charles actually practiced Thursday. He was officially limited, but Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher said Charles "looked OK to me."... [Read More]
09/18 Falcons WR Roddy White not expected to be active tonight
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora tweeted Thursday afternoon that he doesn't expect Falcons wide receiver Roddy White to be active tonight against the Buccaneers due to his hamstring injury. White didn't practice this week, but beat reports presented no concern that he would miss Week 3, and head coach Mike Smith said the 10-year veteran didn't need to practice in order to play. We will know White's o... [Read More]
09/18 UPDATE: Buccaneers RB Doug Martin unlikely to play tonight
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Doug Martin is unlikely to play tonight as he recovers from a knee sprain. Martin was able to practice this week but apparently is not healthy enough to make it through Thursday night's game against the Falcons. In Martin's absence, RB Bobby Rainey should carry most of the load for the Buccaneers. Prior to this development, it was expected that Martin would ... [Read More]
09/18 Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey, RB Doug Martin expected to share work
Bobby Rainey and Doug Martin will share work in Thursday night's contest in Atlanta, according to Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith. Smith said that he will use a committee approach in the game and declined to name a starter. Martin entered the season as the Bucs' feature back but has struggled with injuries and effectiveness. With Martin inactive in Week 2, Rainey took 22 carries for 144 yards, a... [Read More]
09/18 Bengals WR A.J. Green expected to play Sunday
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis expects WR A.J. Green to play Sunday versus the Titans, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Green left the Bengals' Week 2 matchup early with a strained ligament in his toe. For his part, Green told reporters that he hopes to play, but made no guarantees. "I feel good," he said. "I still have some treatment to do, but it's getting better." Sure enough, Green retu... [Read More]
09/18 Cowboys QB Tony Romo will practice Thursday
Tony Romo will return to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice with back tightness. Romo, who had back surgery this offseason, spent Wednesday in the weight room, working out his back. His recovery held him out of some offseason workouts, but Romo has not missed a game this season and is expected to play Sunday versus the Rams.... [Read More]
09/17 Browns TE Jordan Cameron looking like a go for Week 3
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) returned to practice in limited fashion Wednesday. If the rest of the week goes as planned, the Pro Bowler should be ready to roll against divisional foe Baltimore on Sunday. Cameron, one of the Browns' biggest weapons in the passing game, caught 80 balls for 917 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013 despite playing with three different quarterbacks. He h... [Read More]
09/17 Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested for aggravated assault, deactivated
Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges stemming from two separate incidents involving a woman and an 18-month-old child at his home in Phoenix in late July. Dwyer was booked into Maricopa County Jail on Wednesday on one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts o... [Read More]
09/17 Ravens QB Joe Flacco misses practice Wednesday
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco missed Wednesday's practice with what is being called a cold. Head coach John Harbaugh was noncommittal when asked about Flacco's status for Sunday's gave versus Cleveland. "I don't know. We'll see," Harbaugh said when asked if Flacco would return this week. Flacco threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' 26-6 win over the rival Steelers in Wee... [Read More]
09/17 Jets hopeful WR Eric Decker will play in Week 3
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker appears optimistic about his ability to play Monday night against the Bears despite a hamstring injury. "Well, it's one day, my mentality is to take it one day at a time," Decker said. "I would love to play, so I am just making sure that we take the right steps. Don't do too much, but do enough to feel it out and make a decision once that day rolls aroun... [Read More]
09/17 Broncos WR Wes Welker will play Week 3
Wes Welker returned to the Broncos' practice facility Wednesday and will play in Week 3, according to USA Today. The NFL and the NFLPA agreed to a new drug policy earlier in the day that resulted in reduced and overturned suspensions for a number of players, including Welker. he was in line to serve a suspension for amphetamine use until Week 6 but will be available this weekend as a result of the... [Read More]
09/17 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to be brought back after case concludes
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 P... [Read More]
09/17 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson put on Exempt List, might miss rest of season
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... [Read More]
09/16 Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has sprained shoulder, intends to play vs Eagles
Robert Griffin III wasn't the only important Redskins offensive player who left Sunday's win over the Jaguars early. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson also got injured in the first quarter of that game; he's just not going to miss nearly as much time as Griffin will. Jackson has been diagnosed with a sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder. However, an MRI on Monday revealed no structural damage, ... [Read More]
09/16 Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno expected to miss at least 4 weeks with dislocated elbow
Here is Knowshon Moreno's line from Sunday against the Bills: one carry, 4 yards, one dislocated left elbow. Moreno, who rushed for more than 130 yards in Week 1, will now miss at least a month because of that injury. Lamar Miller also didn't make it through the game unscathed as he injured an ankle in the fourth quarter. With the Dolphins' backfield in disarray, the team re-signed Daniel Thomas ... [Read More]
09/16 Saints RB Mark Ingram will miss at least 1 month with broken hand
In a weekend headlined by injuries to star offensive players who saw their Sundays shortened, one of the most notable injuries didn't become evident until the day after. Although Saints running back Mark Ingram played a full game against the Browns, but he was diagnosed with a broken hand Monday. He will miss at least a month of action, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.... [Read More]
09/15 Chargers RB Ryan Mathews could miss 4-5 weeks due to sprained MCL
Last season, Chargers running back Ryan Mathews shook off the "injury-prone" label by playing a full season for the first time in his four-year career. But periods of good health for NFL players are fleeting, especially for running backs. Mathews is finding that out today; he has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his right knee. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Mathews' sprain is sever... [Read More]
09/15 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has high ankle sprain
We won't be seeing last year's top fantasy running back on a football field for a while. The Chiefs confirmed Monday that Jamaal Charles suffered a high ankle sprain in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Broncos. Head coach Andy Reid didn't estimate when Charles will play again but did say that it's not a "real severe" sprain. Charles gained 12 yards on three touches before departing. He ha... [Read More]
09/15 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to play in Week 3
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.... [Read More]
09/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III dislocates left ankle, MRI coming Monday
Fantasy owners have learned in the past couple of years to always hold their breath when Robert Griffin III is on the run. On Sunday, fears were realized on Washington's second offensive series. Griffin scrambled to the right and came down awkwardly on his left foot. He had to be carted off the field and was diagnosed with a dislocated ankle. How much time he'll miss will be determined by an MRI o... [Read More]
09/14 Panthers deactivate DE Greg Hardy shortly before kickoff Sunday
The Panthers decided to deactivate defensive end Greg Hardy shortly before the kickoff of their game today against the Lions. The move was first reported by NFL Network's Albert Breer. Hardy was found guilty of assaulting a female and communicating threats in July. Hardy appealed his conviction and will face a jury trial in November. He played in Week 1, recording four tackles, one sack and one f... [Read More]
09/14 Reports: Buccaneers RB Doug Martin won't play today vs. Rams
Despite practicing on Thursday and Friday, Buccaneers running back Doug Martin won't play this afternoon against the Rams. That's according to reports from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport and FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. Bobby Rainey is expected to start in his place. Martin missed chunks of last week's game versus the Panthers due to a knee injury. He was expected to play, but something has obviously changed.... [Read More]
09/14 Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 2?
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 official... [Read More]
09/14 Report: Bears WRs Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery unlikely to play Sunday night
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 o... [Read More]
09/13 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has a 'nerve thing' in throwing shoulder
While much ink has been spilled regarding Andre Ellington's health, perhaps more attention should be paid to the man in front of him on most plays, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer didn't throw much during the practice week because of what head coach Bruce Arians described as a "nerve thing" in his throwing shoulder. However, Arians did add that he thinks Palmer will be ready to play S... [Read More]
09/13 Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts travels with team, still not expected to play Sunday
Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts was on a plane headed to Washington with his teammates today, but that doesn't mean he will be on the field with them Sunday. Shorts is listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury that kept him inactive for Week 1. However, he has made the trip to our nation's capital -- well, close to it -- and the Jags will test him out before tomorrow's game to see if he can gi... [Read More]
09/13 Broncos WR Wes Welker will not play Sunday
Broncos WR Wes Welker will not play in Week 2, according to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo. It was previously reported by several outlets that Welker would be in the Broncos' lineup for Sunday's game. However, the NFL and the NFLPA have yet to finalize the new drug-testing agreement that would retroactively revoke Welker's suspension.... [Read More]
09/13 Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien will not play Sunday
Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Redskins, according to the Florida Times-Union. Cyprien suffered a concussion in the Jaguars' Week 1 matchup against the Eagles and was unable to pass the concussion protocol this week. He did not practice all week.... [Read More]
09/13 Titans RB Bishop Sankey's role will 'gradually grow'
Titans RB Bishop Sankey should see his offensive role "gradually grow" throughout the season, according to ESPN's Titans beat reporter Paul Kuharsky. Sankey carried the ball six times for 25 yards in Sunday's season opener. Meanwhile, RB Shonn Greene took 15 carries for 71 yards. Kuharsky says that will change as the season progresses.... [Read More]
09/13 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin expected to play Sunday
Doug Martin, who injured his left knee Sunday in the Buccaneers' season opener, is expected to play in Week 2 versus the Rams. Martin missed practice Wednesday, but was on the field Thursday and Friday. He is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest. Martin rushed nine times for 9 yards and caught two passes for 7 yards in Week 1 before exiting with the injury.... [Read More]
09/12 Report: Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension reduced to 10 games, pending approval of drug policy
You know it's been a tough week in the NFL when the passage of a new drug policy is considered "the good news." It was reported earlier Friday that the league and its 32 player representatives had approved the policy. Then they hadn't. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted Friday night that an agreement has not been reached yet. While nothing is official, it will be soon. And when that time comes, ... [Read More]
09/12 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin goes through another practice, listed as questionable
Doug Martin is expected to have the opportunity to redeem himself after a 9-yard performance in Week 1. The knee injury he sustained against the Panthers calmed down enough to allow Martin to practice on Thursday and Friday. Martin is expected to play, but he is officially listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision for Tampa Bay's late-afternoon kickoff versus the Rams.... [Read More]
09/12 Following child abuse charges, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson deactivated for Week 2
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.... [Read More]
09/12 UPDATE: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted with 'reckless or negligent injury to a child'
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 Peters... [Read More]
09/12 Colts backfield to be 'equal share' between RBs Ahmad Bradshaw, Trent Richardson
Colts running back Trent Richardson had this to say when asked about the split between he and fellow running back Ahmad Bradshaw: "I think it's going to be a good, equal load. Ahmad knows that once I get tired or once I'm winded, when I look to that sideline or he looks to the sideline, we know how to complement each other. ... We work well together." Head coach Chuck Pagano said what a head co... [Read More]
09/12 Saints WR Kenny Stills looking like game-time decision for Week 2
According to Saints reporter Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate, wide receiver Kenny Stills (quad) plans to travel to Cleveland with the team. His status for the game against the Browns remains uncertain, but he is listed as probable on the Saints' injury report. Stills did not play in Week 1 and has been limited in practice all week.... [Read More]
09/12 Colts WR Reggie Wayne practices in full Friday
After taking the day off Thursday for what appears to be general rest, Colts WR Reggie Wayne was back at practice Friday and was listed as a full participant. Wayne had nine catches for 98 yards in the team's Week 1 loss at Denver and should be ready to go for the Colts Week 2 game against Philadelphia.... [Read More]
09/12 Bears WR Brandon Marshall doesn't practice Friday; WR Alshon Jeffery limited
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 ... [Read More]
09/12 Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension expected to be reduced
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, when the players vote on a new drug policy for the NFL, as early as today, some players will have their current suspensions reduced or repealed. Josh Gordon will likely have his season-long suspension reduced to between 6-10 games. Eight is considered the most likely number. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... [Read More]
09/12 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushes 11 times in loss
The Pittsburgh Steelers had a rough night against the Baltimore Ravens, which was evident when Le'Veon Bell only rushed 11 times for 59 yards. The Steelers were behind for most of the game, causing Ben Roethlisberger to drop back 37 times. When he did get his chances, Bell looked as good as he ever has, but the carries weren't there with the offense playing catch-up for most of the night.... [Read More]
09/12 Ravens TE Owen Daniels has two-TD performance
In a strange turn of events for the Baltimore Ravens, tight end Owen Daniels was able to grab two touchdowns in Thursday's 26-6 victory. It wasn't a bad game plan for the Ravens considering Daniels stayed under the radar of the Steelers' defense and was uncovered on both end-zone catches. He finished with five receptions for 28 yards.... [Read More]
09/12 Ravens WR Torrey Smith held to one catch
If the first two games of the Baltimore Ravens' seasons are any indication of how they plan to use Torrey Smith, he may be in trouble. Smith was held to one catch for 10 yards on Thursday night. Last week, he had only three receptions for 50 yards. While it's worth noting that Smith was targeted twice in the end zone on two separate drives, Joe Flacco has clearly looked towards Steve Smith and ... [Read More]
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