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10/01 Texans RB Arian Foster, WR Andre Johnson miss Wednesday's practice
After spending most of the past couple of weeks limited in practice, Arian Foster and Andre Johnson took a step back Wednesday. Perhaps it was a step with a bit of a limp. Both players missed the day's entire session. Foster has been nagged by a hamstring injury for the better part of two months and was sidelined in Week 3. He played Sunday against Buffalo but admittedly wasn't 100 percent and rus... [Read More]
10/01 Bills WRs give vote of confidence to new QB Kyle Orton
Wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods both had positive remarks about their newly appointed quarterback, Kyle Orton, on Wednesday, pointing out the different vibe that the veteran signal-caller brings to the huddle. "We just had a different approach to practice," Watkins noted. "Orton demands what he wants out of us. He's more of a veteran guy. The way he talked, the way he handles busi... [Read More]
10/01 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer not practicing Wednesday, seeks second opinion
Quarterback Carson Palmer was absent from Cardinals practice on Wednesday, the day head coach Bruce Arians said was critical in determining if their signal-caller would be able to play against the Denver Broncos in Week 5. After throwing a little bit towards the end of last week, and with Arizona's Week 4 bye, it was looking like Palmer would likely return this week. However, he was visibly uncom... [Read More]
10/01 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will be a game-time decision Thursday
Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was limited in today's practice, his first practice participation of the week, and is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Packers. Bridgewater suffered an ankle injury during the fourth quarter of his first career start last week. Although he was carted off to the locker room, multiple tests didn't reveal anything serious. Bridg... [Read More]
10/01 Bears WR Brandon Marshall practices fully Wednesday
It seems like Brandon Marshall has turned a corner with the ankle injury that has been bothering him since Week 1. Specifically, he went through full practice today, according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune.... [Read More]
10/01 Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt: RB Bishop Sankey will get more reps, play earlier
Titans rookie Bishop Sankey has led the team's running backs in snaps in each of the past two weeks. Although he wasn't on the field for more than 30 plays in either game, no other Tennessee RB -- Shonn Greene, Dexter McCluster -- was on the field for more than 20. Sankey also paced the team in carries in Week 4 against the Colts and scored his first career touchdown. More snaps and carries, it'... [Read More]
10/01 Lions WR Calvin Johnson 'definitely' feeling better than last week
Despite positive reports regarding how he looked in pregame warmups, Calvin Johnson was clearly a decoy and played only 37 offensive snaps Sunday against the Jets. He caught two passes for 12 yards, a line that is probably led to losses for many of his fantasy owners. If those owners can take solace in anything, it's that Johnson didn't make his injured ankle any worse in Week 4. According to Dave... [Read More]
09/30 Dennis Allen out, Tony Sparano in as Raiders interim head coach
Dennis Allen has been fired after the Oakland Raiders have started the 2014 season 0-4, including their most recent loss in a 38-14 blowout by the Miami Dolphins. Assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tony Sparano has been named the interim head coach going forward.... [Read More]
09/30 Redskins TE Niles Paul still not cleared to play
After suffering a devastating hit by two Giants defenders in Week 4, TE Niles Paul is still battling a concussion and did not practice on Tuesday. It's a bit concerning because it has been five days since the blow, but there is some reason to be optimistic as he has four more days to get ready. With Jordan Reed still having a hamstring issue, TE Logan Paulsen would start for Washington if both ... [Read More]
09/30 Browns TE Jordan Cameron says he'll play through shoulder issues
Browns beat writer Nate Ulrich reported on his Twitter feed Tuesday that tight end Jordan Cameron admits that his shoulder (AC joint) is something that's probably going to affect him all season, but that the team's Week 4 bye was good for the injury. "I feel good. I feel healthy," Cameron was quoted as saying. Cameron has just three catches for 70 yards and has yet to reach the end zone in 2014.... [Read More]
09/30 Packers WR Jarrett Boykin misses Tuesday's practice; Davante Adams to continue as No. 3 WR
Green Bay Packers beat writer Tyler Dunne reported via his Twitter feed that wide receiver Jarrett Boykin, who is working through knee and groin issues, missed Tuesday's practice. His status for Thursday night's game with Minnesota is in doubt. Boykin has only caught two balls for 17 yards on seven targets so far in 2014.... [Read More]
09/30 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater doesn't practice Tuesday
Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported via his Twitter feed that Minnesota rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) was still not practicing on Tuesday. The hope is that Bridgewater can participate in Wednesday's walk-through and go from there. Bridgewater hasn't committed himself to being ready for Thursday night's game at Green Bay. Bridgewater was 19-of-30 for 317 yards pass... [Read More]
09/30 Browns RB Ben Tate returns to practice Tuesday
Ben Tate returned to Browns practice on Tuesday after missing two games with a right knee sprain. Tate had previously suggested a Week 5 return was in order, and now that seems very likely. In Tate's absence, Browns RBs Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell split carries. ... [Read More]
09/30 Bengals WR Marvin Jones expected to play Sunday
Marvin Jones is expected to make his 2014 season debut in Week 5 against the Patriots, according to Bengals' beat reporter Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Jones missed training camp with an ankle injury before breaking his foot in early August. He returned to practice for the first time last Tuesday. In 2013, Jones caught 51 passes for 712 yards and ten touchdowns.... [Read More]
09/30 Jets WR Eric Decker making progress with hamstring injury
Jets head coach Rex Ryan said on Monday that Eric Decker's hamstring injury is getting better. "He feels better today than he did this time last week," Ryan said. After catching just one ball for 19 yards in Week 3 before taking himself out of the game, Decker played nearly 80 percent of the Jets' snaps in Week 4 and managed four catches for 48 yards and a touchdown.... [Read More]
09/29 Bills bench QB E.J. Manuel for Kyle Orton
Bills head coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that Kyle Orton will be the team's starting quarterback going forward. Marrone said he came to the decision to bench 2013 first-round pick E.J. Manuel in favor of the 31-year-old Orton this afternoon. According to Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News, Marrone didn't declare Orton will be the starter for the rest of the season but "indicates it's not a one-... [Read More]
09/29 Colts WR Da'Rick Rogers arrested for DUI, waived by team
Colts WR Da'Rick Rogers was arrested early this morning for DUI, according to Colts beat writer Charly Arnolt. Shortly after the news became public, Rogers was released by the team.... [Read More]
09/29 Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts suffers hamstring aggravation
After missing the first two games of 2014 with a hamstring injury, Cecil Shorts suffered a setback on Sunday. Shorts was forced out of the Jaguars' Week 4 matchup in the third quarter after recording two catches for 25 yards on four targets. Shorts is set to undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the damage.... [Read More]
09/29 Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams suffers ankle sprain in loss
DeAngelo Williams sustained an ankle sprain in the second quarter of the Panthers' 38-10 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. Williams was spotted leaving the stadium in a walking boot. He had missed the previous two games with a hamstring injury. The Panthers entered Week 4 without RBs Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker, all of whom were out due to injury. Williams' sprain is being evalu... [Read More]
09/28 49ers TE Vernon Davis suffers back injury on 8-yard day
Vernon Davis returned from his one-week absence due to an ankle injury only to leave Sunday's game against the Eagles early because of a back problem. Davis took a hit to his lower back area in the third quarter that forced him to take a trip to the locker room. He was quickly ruled out, although X-rays were negative. After the game, Davis said he was experiencing back spasms. He finished the day ... [Read More]
09/28 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater leaves first start with ankle injury, MRI tonight
Teddy Bridgewater performed very well in his first career start Sunday, picking apart the Falcons' defense on his way to a 317-yard passing day with 27 more yards on the ground and a rushing score. And it could have been even better if Bridgewater didn't miss most of the fourth quarter due to an ankle injury. X-rays were negative, but more will be known about his injury following an MRI, which is ... [Read More]
09/28 UPDATE: 49ers TE Vernon Davis 'good to go' for Week 4
Updating a previous item which listed TE Vernon Davis as a likely game-time decision, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is saying Davis is "good to go" after being asked about the player's status through Twitter. All signs are pointing up that Davis will be starting this week as he was able to return to practice Wednesday in a limited capacity, and head coach Jim Harbaugh expressed optimism Davis would see p... [Read More]
09/28 Jets WR Eric Decker expected to play as 'situational player'
ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini is reporting WR Eric Decker will be active today, but is expected to be a situational player. Cimini writes "i.e. on 3rd down and 3-receiver packages." Decker has been battling a hamstring issue the past couple of weeks which caused him to pull himself out of the game last week after playing only 12 snaps.... [Read More]
09/28 Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 4?
The injury report heading into Week 3 was overwhelming simply due to the towering list of players who were dealing with ailments. The list isn't as long heading into Week 4, but the players who are worth tracking this morning are some of the league's best -- Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall and Arian Foster. Updates on those players and many others will start pouring in around 11:30 a.m. Eastern w... [Read More]
09/28 Report: Texans RB Arian Foster to expected to play vs. Bills
Texans running back Arian Foster was limited for every practice last week and ended up not playing on Sunday. This week, he went through the same routine Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. But his Sunday will be much different. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Foster is expected play today against the Bills. Rapoport adds that while Foster will test out his hamstring during pregame warmups, ... [Read More]
09/28 Report: Titans will start QB Charlie Whitehurst; TE Delanie Walker expected to play
Jake Locker's injured wrist won't allow him to start versus the Colts, so the Titans are turning to Charlie Whitehurst to make his first start since 2011. According to numerous reports, Whitehurst will start in place of Locker and should have tight end Delanie Walker available to him. Walker was limited throughout the practice week because of a shoulder injury.... [Read More]
09/28 Bears WR Brandon Marshall expected to play
Apparently, Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall doesn't need to practice to play. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Marshall is expected to play through his ankle injury against the Packers. Marshall has been nursing and playing through the injury since Week 1. He aggravated it during Monday's win over the Jets and was held out of the entire practice week.... [Read More]
09/28 Lions WR Calvin Johnson will be active in Week 4
Calvin Johnson, who was limited in practice this week with an ankle injury, will be active in today's game versus the Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter via Twitter. Johnson missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and was limited Friday.... [Read More]
09/27 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles listed as probable for Week 4
It looks like the No. 1 overall pick in many fantasy drafts this summer will be back on the field after a one-week absence. The Chiefs have listed running back Jamaal Charles as probable to play Monday night against the Patriots. In Week 2, the All-Pro suffered what was initially thought to be a high ankle sprain that would sideline him for at least a few games. That call was clearly incorrect as... [Read More]
09/27 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin expected to receive 'bulk of the carries'
ESPN.com Bucs beat reporter Pat Yasinskas expects RB Doug Martin to take the "bulk of the carries" in Sunday's contest at Pittsburgh. Yasinskas points out that RB Bobby Rainey fumbled twice when starting in Martin's place last week and points to those mistakes as the main reason he thinks Martin will carry the load.... [Read More]
09/27 49ers TE Vernon Davis will be game-time decision
Vernon Davis is uncertain of his status for Sunday's game versus the Eagles and will likely be a game-time decision. The 49ers' TE sprained an ankle in Week 2 and missed most of that game as well as Week 3's contest. Davis was able to get in some limited work at practice this week, and head coach Jim Harbaugh said he's "optimistic" that Davis will take the field. If he's unable to play, Vance McDo... [Read More]
09/27 Jets WR Eric Decker will 'probably be limited' Sunday
Jets head coach Rex Ryan told reporters Friday that WR Eric Decker will "probably be limited a little bit" in Sunday's game against the Lions. Decker practiced Friday for just the second time since suffering his hamstring injury in Week 2. He played In Week 3 versus the Bears but was on the field for only 12 snaps before removing himself due to reinjury.... [Read More]
09/25 Bears WR Brandon Marshall misses another practice Thursday
Brandon Marshall missed practice again Thursday with an ankle issue. Marshall suffered the injury in Week 1 but managed to play through it for two consecutive weeks. In Week 2, he caught three touchdown passes, but in Week 3, Marshall aggravated the injury and managed just one catch for 6 yards. He will likely be listed as questionable on the Bears' final injury report tomorrow.... [Read More]
09/25 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin says he's '100 percent'
Doug Martin told reporters Thursday that he's "100 percent" and expects to play Week 4. Martin was held out of the Bucs' last two games due to a knee injury but returned to full practice this week. With Martin out, Bobby Rainey carried the rushing load for the team. When Martin returns, the two backs will likely split carries. On Sunday, the Bucs face a Steelers team that has allowed 130 rushing y... [Read More]
09/25 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles expected to play versus Patriots
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he expects Jamaal Charles to play against the Patriots on Monday night. Charles was officially limited in practice Thursday. Charles was a game-time scratch for Kansas City's Week 3 matchup against the Dolphins. If he is unable to play, backup RB Knile Davis will likely carry the load again for the Chiefs.... [Read More]
09/25 Redskins WR DeSean Jackson expected to play Thursday night
DeSean Jackson is expected to play in the Redskins' Thursday night matchup against the Giants. Jackson has been dealing with a sprained shoulder but was able to play in Week 3 versus the Eagles. Jackson managed five catches for 117 yards and a touchdown against his former club. ... [Read More]
09/25 49ers TE Vernon Davis back at practice Wednesday
Vernon Davis returned to limited practice on Wednesday. Davis missed the 49ers' Week 3 matchup with an ankle injury. He'll try to return to the field in Week 4 for the 49ers' home showdown against the Eagles. Derek Carrier stepped in for Davis last Sunday and recorded just one catch for 23 yards. He'll likely get the go-ahead again if Davis has a setback this week.... [Read More]
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