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12/19 Colts WR T.Y. Hilton's Week 16 status in question
Mike Chappell, who has been covering the Colts for decades, tweeted Friday that wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is unlikely to play when the Colts visit Dallas to take on the Cowboys this weekend. Hilton missed practice again Friday, and hasn't practiced all week, after injuring his hamstring in Week 15. Hilton has 82 catches for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014.... [Read More]
12/18 Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will start tonight
It was reported Monday that Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had been diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain after Sunday's game against Baltimore. It's clear now that was obviously false as Bortles will start on a short week tonight versus the Titans. The rookie has thrown 17 interceptions and just 10 touchdowns in 11 starts.... [Read More]
12/18 Lions WR Calvin Johnson a full participant at Thursday practice, good to go
The Detroit Lions' top receiver, Calvin Johnson, was a full participant at Thursday's practice and expects zero limitations Sunday against the Bears. The star receiver has been battling a sore ankle for much of the season, but it appears that it's completely healed.... [Read More]
12/18 Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray limited in Thursday practice, optimism mounting
Running back DeMarco Murray got in a limited practice session for Dallas on Thursday, taking handoffs and catching passes with his surgically repaired left hand wrapped for protection. After news broke Monday that he needed surgery, the automatic assumption was that he'd be unable to play for the Cowboys when they host the Colts in Week 16. Now, that assumption is not so clear. He'll still likely... [Read More]
12/18 Chargers TE Ladarius Green returns to practice from concussion
Tight end Ladarius Green returned to practice for San Diego on Thursday and is likely to play this weekend. He missed the team's Week 15 loss to Denver after suffering a concussion in Week 14 against New England. Green practiced the Friday leading up to last Sunday's game but was unable to clear the concussion protocol prior to kickoff.... [Read More]
12/17 Panthers QB Cam Newton returns to practice
Cam Newton is officially on the comeback trail following last week's car accident. Newton practiced Wednesday for the first time since the wreck and split first-team reps with backup Derek Anderson. Newton didn't play in Week 15 due to the two broken bones in his back that were a result of the accident on Dec. 9. The Panthers will host the Browns in Week 16.... [Read More]
12/17 Falcons HC confirms WR Julio Jones will be a game-time decision
Falcons head coach Mike Smith said earlier this week that he expects Julio Jones to play in Week 16. Today, he kind of backtracked from that proclamation. He told the media that he will make a decision as to whether or not his star wideout will play against the Saints at 10:30 a.m. Central on Sunday.... [Read More]
12/17 Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray goes through individual drills Wednesday
The Cowboys listed running back DeMarco Murray as "DNP" for Wednesday's practice. But don't let that fool you; he did more than nothing. Murray went through individual drills with a large wrap and some padding covering his surgically-repaired left hand. He even caught passes one-handed.... [Read More]
12/17 Bears bench QB Jay Cutler; Jimmy Clausen to start Sunday
Big news out of the Windy City earlier this afternoon: The Chicago Bears have benched their $126.7 million quarterback, Jay Cutler, for Sunday's game versus the Lions. Jimmy Clausen will get the start instead. Clausen, a 2010 second-round pick of the Panthers', hasn't started a game since his rookie year and has a 3:9 touchdown-to-interception ratio.... [Read More]
12/16 Texans optimistic WR Andre Johnson will play Sunday
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson couldn't gain clearance following his Week 14 concussion to play last Sunday against the Colts. But head coach Bill O'Brien thinks he will have his future Hall of Fame wideout on the field for the team's upcoming game against Baltimore. "I think [Johnson] feels better today," O'Brien said Monday. "Looks like we would have Andre Johnson back for Sunday."... [Read More]
12/16 49ers RBs Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde don't practice Tuesday
The 49ers are preparing for the Chargers this Saturday, so they are practicing on a short week. And they were short two running backs during Tuesday's session. Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde did not practice. Gore sustained a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. However, head coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that Gore is "feeling good." Hyde suffered back and ankle injuries Sunday. The severity... [Read More]
12/16 Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: RB DeMarco Murray could be game-time decision, can play without practice
To the many fantasy owners waiting for official word on the Week 16 availability of Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray: You'll probably have to wait until 90 minutes prior to Sunday's kickoff against the Colts. "I don't think we'd need to see [Murray] practice," team owner Jerry Jones told the media Tuesday. "I think it's more a question of the condition of the hand at game time and what we can ... [Read More]
12/16 Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro placed on IR with sprained foot
Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was placed on season-ending injured reserve by Baltimore on Tuesday due to a sprained foot. The Ravens' runner had a small amount of success for the team that cut lead running back Ray Rice in September amid the media firestorm created by the domestic violence case involving him and his then-fiancee and now wife, Janay. Taliaferro played in 13 games. He took... [Read More]
12/16 Falcons WR Julio Jones' Week 16 status unclear
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12/16 Chargers WR Keenan Allen diagnosed with broken collarbone, likely done for 2014
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen's season could be over as he was diagnosed Tuesday with a broken collarbone. The team has yet to make an official move or announcement, but he will likely end up on season-ending injured reserve as he's unlikely to heal in time to play again this season, barring a deep playoff run by the Chargers. They would need help just to get into the playoffs. The... [Read More]
12/16 Redskins send QB Colt McCoy (neck) to IR
The Washington Redskins have sent QB Colt McCoy to injured reserve, ending his 2014 season. In five games (four starts) for the Redskins this season, McCoy completed 71.1 percent of his passes with a 4:3 TD-to-INT ratio. QB Robert Griffin III is expected to start the final two games of the season while being backed up by Kirk Cousins. Normal 0 false false false EN-US ... [Read More]
12/16 Titans QB Jake Locker's shoulder injury lands him on season-ending IR
The season and likely Titans career of quarterback Jake Locker is apparently coming to an end. According to Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt, Tennessee placed the much-maligned Locker on season-ending injured reserve Monday due to him needing surgery on his injured left shoulder. The injury was sustained in the second quarter of Sunday's game with the New York Jets.... [Read More]
12/15 Falcons expect WR Julio Jones to play in next game
Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Monday that he expects star wide receiver Julio Jones to play Sunday against the Saints. Smith said Jones, who was held out of Week 15 due to a hip injury, has been recovering well and improving since initially suffering the injury during his 259-yard effort in Green Bay the week prior. Jones has 1,428 yards in 13 games this season.... [Read More]
12/15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III expected to start in Week 16
Robert Griffin III couldn't have expected to play a full game Sunday against the Giants, but that's pretty much what happened after starter Colt McCoy aggravated his neck injury during the Redskins' first drive. Griffin came in and kept Washington competitive for most of the day, racking up 282 total yards (46 on the ground) and one touchdown. Sixty minutes of Griffin is the plan for this weekend... [Read More]
12/15 After MRI, Colts WR T.Y. Hilton's hamstring checks out OK
Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton caught only four passes for 50 yards in Week 15 versus Houston. But it wasn't the Texans' defense that slowed him; Hilton suffered a hamstring tweak during the game. He played a normal amount of snaps but left the field after the win with his left hamstring wrapped. However, head coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that Hilton's MRI came back negative, and he hopes his ... [Read More]
12/15 Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray to undergo surgery for broken hand, not yet ruled out for Week 16
As fantasy owners prepare for championship week, one of the game's top players is getting set for surgery. Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray broke a bone in his left hand during last night's win over the Eagles. He will undergo surgery today, but team executive Stephen Jones said in a radio interview that Murray has not been ruled out for Week 16's showdown versus the Colts. Specifically, Murra... [Read More]
12/14 Giants RB Rashad Jennings re-injures ankle after 1 play
Fantasy owners knew Giants running back Rashad Jennings would be limited by his injured ankle last week in Tennessee. Surely enough, he carried the ball only three times in that game. But there weren't any worries heading into Sunday's game versus Washington -- other than a less-than-favorable matchup. Jennings had even been removed from the Giants' injury report. Jennings got the start versus th... [Read More]
12/14 Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick breaks leg; backup QB Tom Savage injures knee
Could Thad Lewis be the Texans' starting quarterback in Week 16. That's a legitimate question after what happened Sunday in Indianapolis. Starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick lasted a little more than a quarter before breaking his left leg. He was carted to the locker room, and his season is obviously over. Fourth-round rookie Tom Savage replaced Fitzpatrick and completed 10 of his 19 passes for 127 yard... [Read More]
12/14 Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 15?
Nervous yet? Week 15 represents the semifinals in most leagues. Today is for a chance to play for that brass ring. As such, many owners probably spent a lot of hours this week parsing over every bit of information available, dissecting matchups and breaking down statistical trends. A response: Don't overthink it. That's a difficult concept to comprehend with so much on the line, but the reality... [Read More]
12/14 UPDATE: Falcons WR Julio Jones runs at practice Saturday; game-time decision
Updating yesterday's report, Jeff Darlington is reporting that Falcons WR Julio Jones ran at practice Saturday and will test his hip out Sunday during warm-ups. He's a true game-time decision for the Falcons game with Pittsburgh.... [Read More]
12/13 Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry to see a lot of DB Darrelle Revis in Week 15
ESPN Boston writer Mike Reiss reports that the Patriots plan to use All-Pro defensive back Darrelle Revis to shadow Dolphins' rookie wide receiver Jarvis Landry a lot when the two teams square off in Week 15. Brandon Browner is expected to cover Landry's teammate Mike Wallace primarily.... [Read More]
12/13 Falcons WR Julio Jones unlikely to play Week 15
Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter reports that it's unlikely Julio Jones plays in Week 15 and that if he did, he'd just be a decoy. Jones injured his hip late in the Falcons loss to Green Bay in Week 14. Jones was in the midst of an all-time great receiving game, with 11 catches for 259 yards and a touchdown prior to the injury.... [Read More]
12/13 Packers RBs Eddie Lacy and James Starks to split carries Week 15
According to Packers' ESPN reporter Mike Demovsky, Green Bay could implement a 50-50 split on carries between running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks in the team's Week 15 game at Buffalo. Lacy is dealing with a hip injury that he sustained in the Packers' Week 14 win against Atlanta. Starks handled 10 carries in the game against the Falcons, racking up 75 yards and a touchdown. He added two c... [Read More]
12/13 Broncos RB Montee Ball placed on season-ending IR
Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve Saturday. He has been unable to overcome the groin injury that has hampered him and kept him sidelined the majority of the season. Ball finished the 2014 campaign with 55 carries for 172 yards and one touchdown.... [Read More]
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