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Patrick Peterson CB - ARZ Peterson passed his concussion test Wedn...
Peterson passed his concussion test Wednesday and proceeded to practice on a limited basis, the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: Peterson relayed that he lost consciousness for a brief time after Sunday's hit, which came courtesy of a drilling placed upon the Eagles' Jeremy Maclin from Peterson's own teammate, Deone Bucannon. While Peterson may not practice fully by week's end, his Week 9 availability could be confirmed upon the release of Friday's injury report.By Rotowire.com
Michael Floyd WR - ARZ Floyd (knee) practiced in full Wednesday...
Floyd (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impacts: During Sunday's win against the Eagles, Floyd came up gimpy on a deep throw down the right sideline en route to a catch-free day on four targets. The blank outing was his first since Week 2 of his rookie campaign in 2012, so owners can expect somewhat of a return to normalcy Sunday at Dallas, who have surrendered 12.6 YPC to wide receivers this season.By Rotowire.com
Andre Ellington RB - ARZ Ellington (foot) was limited in Wednesda...
Ellington (foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impacts: Per usual, Ellington's reps were capped in order to maintain the viability of his foot, especially since he's coming off 56 touches (47 carries and nine catches) over the last two weeks. Nevertheless, he hasn't surpassed 4.0 YPC since Week 2, bringing down his season-long mark to 3.6. Even if he doesn't practice in full by the end of the week, he's the unquestioned No. 1 back in Arizona, with the expectation that he'll start Sunday in Dallas for the eighth time in as many games this year.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Griffin (ankle) will start for the Redsk...
Griffin (ankle) will start for the Redskins on Sunday against the Vikings, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impacts: Griffin participated fully in Wednesday's practice, and has been able to log work on the practice field for just over a week now. He emerged from Wednesday's session feeling good, and will therefore take over the reigns as the starter, delegating Colt McCoy to a backup role. His practice reps Thursday and Friday should be almost exclusively with the first-team offense, but we'll confirm that as the week rolls along.By Rotowire.com
Shamarko Thomas S - PIT Thomas (hamstring) fully participated in...
Thomas (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Scott Brown of ESPN reports.
Impacts: Brown reports Thomas is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Ravens. If that holds true, Thomas would likely be a depth asset if Troy Polamalu is healthy enough.By Rotowire.com
Kenny Britt WR - STL Britt (hip) was a limited participant in...
Britt (hip) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Over the last five games, Britt has averaged three receptions (on 5.4 targets) for 46.4 yards, with one total touchdown grab. The big-play threat has been good for 15.5 YPC, which has included four catches of 20-plus yards and one for more than 40 yards. Although he logged a limited showing Wednesday, owners should watch his status closely as the weekend approaches to learn his availability for Sunday's game in San Francisco. If he does indeed suit up, he'll need to take on a larger role, with the season-ending shoulder injury to Brian Quick.By Rotowire.com
Charles Sims RB - TB Coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday that Si...
Coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday that Sims (ankle) could make his NFL debut Sunday in Cleveland, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Impacts: Before the regular season kicked off, Sims landed on the IR/designated-to-return list following a mid-August procedure on his right ankle, but eight weeks have passed, and the rookie is eligible to suit up Sunday. Meanwhile, fellow running back Doug Martin is suffering through an ankle injury himself, which has forced a walking boot upon him. Out of necessity, the Bucs may require Sims' presence out of a backfield that counts only Bobby Rainey and Mike James as healthy. Because Sims' own ankle doesn't appear to be a concern due to Smith's optimism, owners in dire need of RB aid should take a flier on Sims.By Rotowire.com
Vincent Jackson WR - TB Jackson (rib) was a limited participant...
Jackson (rib) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impacts: The trade deadline came and went, with Jackson remaining in Tampa Bay, after garnering significant interest around the league. Meanwhile, a rib injury has accompanied him since preparation for Week 6, which has resulted in a combined five receptions (on 18 targets) for 79 yards in the past two games. At the very least, the target count is encouraging, meaning improved health could result in more productive performances.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Griffin (ankle) was a full participant i...
Griffin (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Impacts: Since returning to practice last Wednesday, Griffin's rapid progress is aiding the belief that he'll be able to play Sunday at Minnesota. However, coach Jay Gruden called Wednesday's practice a "glorified walkthrough," while pointing to Thursday and Friday as the "key" to unlock active status in Week 9, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, though, Griffin will split first-ream reps with Colt McCoy, whose performance Monday in Dallas -- 25-of-30 passing for 299 yards, one interception, and one rushing touchdown -- provides a fair fallback option for Gruden, if Griffin doesn't receive clearance.By Rotowire.com
Donald Brown RB - SD Brown (concussion) practiced Wednesday,...
Brown (concussion) practiced Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Impacts: Brown's status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins is still cloudy, but his return to practice Wednesday is clearly a step in the right direction for the running back, who last saw game action in Week 5. With Ryan Mathews iffy this week and the team on bye in Week 10, the Chargers may continue to feature Branden Oliver on Sunday, with an eye toward having an intact backfield on hand in Week 11.By Rotowire.com
Ryan Mathews RB - SD Mathews (knee) did not practice Wednesda...
Mathews (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Impacts: While Mathews has been progressing and thus far hasn't been ruled out this week, Gehlken suggests that it appears likely that the running back will be rested through the Chargers' Week 10 bye, a scenario that would set the stage for his potential return to the team's backfield on Nov. 16 against the Raiders.By Rotowire.com
Owen Daniels TE - BAL Daniels (knee) participated in individua...
Daniels (knee) participated in individual drills during Wednesday's practice, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Daniels sat out this past Sunday's game against the Bengals after getting his left knee scoped, but his presence on the field Wednesday suggests that the tight end has a chance to return to action this weekend against the Steelers, though such an outcome can't be counted on at this stage.By Rotowire.com
Darren Sproles RB - PHI Sproles (knee) practiced in full Wednesd...
Sproles (knee) practiced in full Wednesday.
Impacts: In his return to practice last week, Sproles built up to a full practice by Friday. While the unhinged showing didn't result in active status Sunday at Arizona, his first appearance since suffering a slight MCL tear in Week 6 appears imminent.By Rotowire.com
Justin Forsett RB - BAL Forsett (leg) did not practice Wednesday...
Forsett (leg) did not practice Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impacts: The report relays that Forsett, who was limping after this past Sunday's game against the Bengals, downplayed the severity of his injury at the time, but we'll nonetheless track the running back's status in the coming days. Next in line for carries if Forsett is unable to suit up, or limited, Sunday night against the Steelers is Lorenzo Taliaferro, with Bernard Pierce (inactive in Week 8) also a candidate to re-enter the team's backfield equation.By Rotowire.com
Giovani Bernard RB - CIN Bernard (hip/clavicle) did not practice...
Bernard (hip/clavicle) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Bernard's status is thus worth tracking closely as the week progresses, with Jeremy Hill a candidate for added touches Sunday against the Jaguars if Bernard is forced to sit, or limited at all this weekend.By Rotowire.com
Doug Martin RB - TB Martin (ankle) didn't take part in Wedne...
Martin (ankle) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impacts: During the third quarter of Sunday's eventual loss to the Vikings, Martin was removed due to an injured left ankle, which was encased in a walking boot Wednesday. His status will likely remain in question throughout the week, but expect clarification on his availability for Sunday's game in Cleveland by the release of Friday's injury report. Given his ineffectiveness this season -- namely, 2.8 YPC -- and the potential activation of rookie RB Charles Sims (ankle), Martin may soon be relegated to also-ran in terms of fantasy and reality. Also, Bobby Rainey would likely see a heavier workload if Martin is unable to play Sunday.By Rotowire.com
Fozzy Whittaker RB - CAR Whittaker (thigh) has been ruled out for...
Whittaker (thigh) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Saints, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Impacts: Whittaker didn't practice all week, all but assuring a sixth absence in seven contests. On a short week, DeAngelo Williams (ankle) was able to practice in a limited capacity and thus is probable Thursday, which will likely mark his first start since Week 4. Expect Jonathan Stewart to act as a complement to Williams out of the Panthers' backfield.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo (back) wasn't present at Wednesday'...
Romo (back) wasn't present at Wednesday's practice, Charean Williams of Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impacts: Although he was diagnosed with a back contusion following Monday's loss to Washington, coach Jason Garrett has stated that the ailment is unrelated to last December's back surgery. Meanwhile, Romo's week will seemingly be characterized by pain tolerance, which owner/general manager Jerry Jones confirmed on Wednesday morning, according to ESPN New York. By any indication, the injury doesn't threaten his season, but in the short-term, he could very well be a game-time call for Sunday's showdown against the Cardinals. If he's deemed inactive in advance of the 1:00 PM ET kickoff, expect Brandon Weeden to handle QB duties for the Cowboys.By Rotowire.com
Vontaze Burfict LB - CIN Burfict (knee) will be out for the next...
Burfict (knee) will be out for the next two weeks, after undergoing an arthroscopic scope on his left knee Wednesday morning, ESPN reports.
Impacts: Burfict has endured a number of maladies throughout this season, with the most recent occurring in last Sunday's game versus the Ravens. That knee ailment will now keep Burfict sidelined for the next couple weeks, putting his likely return date Nov. 16 against the Saints. Until then, players like Vincent Rey and Marquis Flowers figure to fulfill expanded roles within Cincinnati's defense.By Rotowire.com
Calvin Johnson WR - DET Johnson (ankle) said Tuesday that he &qu...
Johnson (ankle) said Tuesday that he "definitely expects to play" against the Dolphins in Week 10, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Johnson was able to practice in a limited capacity all of last week, but with the bye looming, coach Jim Caldwell decided to play it safe and hold the All-Pro receiver out against Atlanta. The Lions won yet again, pushing their record without Johnson to 3-0, and while his fantasy owners may not have been as lucky, a completely healthy Johnson should help them make up ground in a hurry.By Rotowire.com
Jimmy Wilson S - MIA Wilson (hamstring) returned to practice...
Wilson (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley.
Impacts: Wilson has been dealing with the hamstring injury for a couple of weeks, but hopefully the worst is behind him.By Rotowire.com
Koa Misi LB - MIA Misi (ankle) returned to practice Tuesda...
Misi (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley.
Impacts: Misi missed the game versus the Jaguars last week, and perhaps he could've played had the Dolphins been playing a more dangerous opponent, but a return to practice this early in the week would seem to bode well for his chances to play this Sunday.By Rotowire.com
Zac Diles LB - HOU Diles agreed to a contract with the Texa...
Case Keenum QB - The Rams waived Keenum on Tuesday, NFL.c...
The Rams waived Keenum on Tuesday, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Keenum was released to open a roster spot for Mark Barron, who was acquired from the Buccaneers. Keenum did not appear in a game with the Rams, but he received eight starts with the Texans last season and still has practice-squad eligibility remaining, so he will likely hook on with someone in the near future.By Rotowire.com
Khiry Robinson RB - NO Robinson (arm) did not participate in Tu...
Robinson (arm) did not participate in Tuesday's practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Robinson was unable to get in any work Tuesday, which leaves him questionable at best for Thursday's matchup with the Panthers.By Rotowire.com
Pierre Thomas RB - NO Thomas (shoulder) did not take part in T...
Thomas (shoulder) did not take part in Tuesday's practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Thomas was expected to miss two or three games after injuring his shoulder in Week 7, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that he is still sidelined. He did not play Sunday against the Packers, and with the Saints playing Thursday this week, it's likely he will miss his second game in a row.By Rotowire.com
Jimmy Graham TE - NO Graham (shoulder) was a limited particip...
Graham (shoulder) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Graham is still not 100 percent, but he said he intends to play again this week. A limited Graham still managed 59 yards and a touchdown in Week 8, so even on a short week, he should be worthy of a start in most fantasy formats.By Rotowire.com
DeAngelo Williams RB - CAR Williams (ankle) will start at running b...
Williams (ankle) will start at running back in Thursday's game against the Saints, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Williams has been sidelined for six games this season due to hamstring and ankle injuries, but will make his long-awaited return Thursday. The Panthers' franchise-leading rusher will start at running back, with Jonathan Stewart expected to fulfill his usual complementary role. From there, Carolina may roll with the hot hand Thursday versus New Orleans. Nonetheless, minus fullback Mike Tolbert (leg), the Panthers will finally have their preferred backfield rotation available in Week 9.By Rotowire.com
Mike Tolbert RB - CAR Tolbert (leg) expects to be ready to pla...
Tolbert (leg) expects to be ready to play once he's eligible to return in Week 13, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Impacts: Tolbert is currently on the Panthers' designated-to-return list, which will prevent him from playing for four more weeks. However, with the fullback reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery from a hairline fracture in his left leg, Tolbert is aiming to be full go for that Week 13 contest versus the Vikings.By Rotowire.com
Champ Bailey CB - Bailey has decided to retire from the NF...
Bailey has decided to retire from the NFL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Impacts: Bailey was drafted seventh overall in 1999 and quickly established himself as a dominant cornerback. In fact, beginning in 2000, Bailey was named to 12 consecutive Pro Bowls, the most in NFL history for a corner. Additionally, Bailey earned All-Pro honors seven times across 15 seasons spent with the Redskins and Broncos. On the whole, Bailey tallied 909 tackles (812 solo) and 52 interceptions during a decorated NFL career that should result in induction into the Hall of Fame.By Rotowire.com
Thomas DeCoud S - CAR DeCoud (hamstring) is not practicing Tue...
DeCoud (hamstring) is not practicing Tuesday, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Impacts: DeCoud has played through a lingering hamstring issue recently, but with the Panthers' next game coming Thursday, the safety may be forced to miss his first contest of the season. Considering DeCoud's situation, Carolina activated fellow safety Robert Lester from the practice squad.By Rotowire.com
Darren Sproles RB - PHI Sproles (knee) is practicing Tuesday, th...
Sproles (knee) is practicing Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impacts: Sproles was limited during practice last week, which ultimately led to an inactive status for Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. However, with another practice week to work back from a slight MCL sprain in Week 6, Sproles stands a decent chance of playing Sunday versus the Texans. While the speedy utility man said he expects to be ready this weekend, his practice activity level should still be monitored throughout this week to confirm his availability for Sunday's kickoff.By Rotowire.com
NaVorro Bowman LB - SF Bowman is progressing well in his return...
Bowman is progressing well in his return from a knee injury and recently ran a full-speed 40-yard dash, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impacts: Bowman remains on the 49ers' PUP list after tearing his ACL in January, but is edging closer to a return to practice. The All-Pro linebacker has been sprinting and working on change-of-direction running for the past several weeks. As a result, Bowman reportedly may be able to return toward the end of November, although the 49ers haven't yet pinned down a definitive timetable for when they expect him back in action.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Griffin (ankle) will be the Redskins' st...
Griffin (ankle) will be the Redskins' starting quarterback once he's cleared to return from injury, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Griffin has been sidelined since Week 2 due to an ankle injury, but has returned to practice recently. Since Griffin was a limited participant throughout last week, backup Colt McCoy was able to start Monday and engineered a gutsy road win against the Cowboys. Nonetheless, the Redskins have deemed Griffin their starter once he's ready to play in game action, which could come as early as Sunday at Minnesota or following Washington's Week 10 bye. Therefore, Griffin's status should be monitored closely during the coming practice week, as he'll reclaim the keys to the Redskins' offense before long.By Rotowire.com
Jadeveon Clowney LB - HOU Clowney (knee) is expected to play a lit...
Clowney (knee) is expected to play a little more in Week 9 against the Eagles than he did in his return to the lineup in Week 8, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impacts: Clowney was mostly a third-down linebacker in last week's win over Tennessee, playing 32 of 61 plays. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Clowney will do some extra conditioning work this week, but the linebacker is not yet ready for a full workload in Week 9.By Rotowire.com
LaRon Landry S - IND Landry's four-game suspension for using...
Landry's four-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs ended Monday, but he didn't show up at the team facility and was placed on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, ESPN reports. "Giving us time to work through roster mechanics and then getting him back in the building and seeing where he's at from a physical standpoint, get his sea legs back under him so to speak," coach Chuck Pagano said. "It gives us roughly a week to see exactly where he's at."
Impacts: It's' an odd move from the Colts, as it's not clear if Landry is in hot water with the team or if the team is just trying to figure out a roster move to clear space for him. It was assumed he would take back his starting safety spot when his suspension ended, but now his role for next week is unclear.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo suffered a back contusion during Mo...
Romo suffered a back contusion during Monday's loss to the Redskins, although his X-rays came back negative, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impacts: Romo took a knee to the back in the third quarter of Monday's game and was forced to the locker room until he returned to the field with just under two minutes left in the fourth quarter. Despite missing a significant portion of the game, Romo was able to complete 17-of-28 passes for 209 yards and one touchdown. Looking ahead, he'll be monitored throughout the practice week to determine if there's lingering pain that may put his availability in jeopardy for Sunday's upcoming game against the Cardinals.By Rotowire.com
Perry Riley LB - WAS Riley (knee) is listed as active for Mon...
Riley (knee) is listed as active for Monday's game against Dallas.
Impacts: Riley is available after missing the last two games with an MCL sprain, but we'd like to see him get a full and productive game in before recommending him in IDP formats.By Rotowire.com
Zach Miller TE - SEA Miller (ankle) will be out "a while...
Miller (ankle) will be out "a while," per coach Pete Carroll.
Impacts: Miller has not played in over a month and does not appear to be close to making a return. As a result, Luke Wilson and Cooper Helfet should continue to see increased snaps.By Rotowire.com
Vontae Davis CB - IND Davis (knee) underwent an MRI, which rev...
Davis (knee) underwent an MRI, which revealed "nothing major," the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impacts: Davis, who left Sunday's game with a knee injury in the first quarter, is considered day-to-day and is expected to return to practice by the end of the week. The Colts expect to have their top corner back in time for Monday's matchup with the Giants.By Rotowire.com