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Josh McCown QB - TB McCown (thumb) has been ruled out for th...
McCown (thumb) has been ruled out for the rest of Thursday's game against the Falcons, Scott Smith of the Bucs' official website reports.
Impacts: McCown left in the second quarter of a poor performance after hitting his right thumb on another player's helmet. He'll finish the night just 5-of-12 for 58 yards, with no touchdowns and a pick-six. Mike Glennon has taken over at quarterback, and with McCown struggling through three weeks, the Bucs may soon have a quarterback controversy.By Rotowire.com
Andre Ellington RB - ARZ Ellington (foot) was limited in Thursday...
Ellington (foot) was limited in Thursday's practice, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impacts: Upgraded from a no-show Wednesday, Ellington fulfilled his hope that he'd be able to practice before the week was complete. Until the muscle injury in his left foot is a thing of the past, his activity level in drills will likely include a cap. However, his status should again be confirmed upon the release of Friday's injury report.By Rotowire.com
Marshawn Lynch RB - SEA Lynch (back) participated fully in Thurs...
Lynch (back) participated fully in Thursday's practice, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Impacts: Lynch's back is causing him some strife at the moment, resulting in an absence from practice Wednesday. However, he was unhindered Thursday, displaying his level of health. Expect his status to receive further clarification before the weekend.By Rotowire.com
Doug Martin RB - TB Martin will sit out for the second week...
Martin will sit out for the second week in a row on Thursday night with a knee injury.
Impacts: Bobby Rainey will get the start in a juicy matchup against the Falcons. He has RB2 potential.
Roddy White WR - ATL White will sit out Week 3 with a hamstri...
White will sit out Week 3 with a hamstring injury after being questionable all week.
Impacts: Owners will need to find a replacement, but luckily they have until Sunday to do so. Julio Jones and Harry Douglas should see a high volume of targets against the Bucs.
Julio Jones WR - ATL Jones (ankle) is active Thursday against...
Jones (ankle) is active Thursday against the Buccaneers.
Impacts: Although Jones' status really wasn't in question this week, the absence of Roddy White (hamstring) from the Falcons' receiving corps Thursday is a boon to Jones' prospects. Currently, he ranks in a tie for fifth in the NFL with 22 targets through two games, which is sure to experience a healthy increase this week.By Rotowire.com
Doug Martin RB - TB Martin (knee) is inactive for Thursday n...
Martin (knee) is inactive for Thursday night's contest against the Falcons, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impacts: Bobby Rainey is in line to start in place of Martin and is likely to receive plenty of touches against a Falcons' defense that has allowed five TDS on the ground, along with an average of 154.5 rushing yards through two games.By Rotowire.com
Roddy White WR - ATL White (hamstring) is inactive for Thursd...
White (hamstring) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Impacts: White's status meandered between will-he or won't-he suit up in advance of Thursday's game, but ultimately, the short week didn't afford enough time for the wideout to work out the kinks in his injured hamstring. His absence should result in a significant target count for Julio Jones (ankle), while Harry Douglas should experience the requisite uptick in looks from Matt Ryan.By Rotowire.com
Jerome Simpson WR - Simpson was released by the Vikings on T...
Simpson was released by the Vikings on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of the Associated Press reports.
Impacts: The Vikings have opted to jettison the troubled wideout, after news of another arrest emerged Thursday. Simpson is currently serving a three-game suspension, but with an arraignment scheduled for Nov. 3, his legal proceedings will be the primary hindrance to latching on elsewhere. It would surprise if he played a down during the 2014 season.By Rotowire.com
Jamaal Charles RB - KC NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported...
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Charles' MRI came back "clean," with no significant ligament damage. That much was apparent Thursday, as Charles returned to practice, per ESPN's Adam Teicher.
Impacts: Charles consulted with the team trainer and went through position drills. We suspect he will be listed as a limited participant, trending toward a game-time decision against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. If Charles can't go, Knile Davis will carry the load -- as he did in impressive fashion at Denver last week. If Charles does suit up, he's unlikely to be saddled up as a workhorse.
Vernon Davis TE - SF Davis (knee/ankle) did not practice Thur...
Davis (knee/ankle) did not practice Thursday, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impacts: According to CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, Davis shed his crutches Thursday, but was still seen hobbling around in pain. While the absence of a sprain may allow the star tight end to suit up, he'll likely need the pain to subside within the next few days. More on his status Friday, once the 49ers release their Week 3 injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Cardinals.By Rotowire.com
Dez Bryant WR - DAL Bryant (shoulder) was limited in Thursda...
Bryant (shoulder) was limited in Thursday's practice, the Cowboys' official site reports.
Impacts: Bryant is building up his rep count following a missed practice Wednesday as the Cowboys manage his injured shoulder, which he played through in Week 2 to the tune of 10 catches for 103 yards and one touchdown. Expect his status for Sunday's contest at St. Louis to be cleared up as the week draws to a close.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo (back) practiced fully Thursday, th...
Romo (back) practiced fully Thursday, the Cowboys' official site reports.
Impacts: After Romo and top receiving threat Dez Bryant (shoulder) were held out of drills Wednesday, both returned to practice Thursday, though the wideout's own reps were limited. As the season meanders on, Romo may experience the occasional rest day in order to manage his balky back, but owners seemingly have little to worry about heading into the weekend. Friday's injury report should confirm the quarterback's availability for Sunday's outing in St. Louis.By Rotowire.com
Cordarrelle Patterson WR - MIN Patterson (chest) was a limited particip...
Patterson (chest) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impacts: After avoiding the injury report Wednesday, Patterson landed squarely on Thursday's edition with a chest injury. In Week 17 of his rookie campaign last year, he dealt with a similar concern but played through it, totaling two receptions for 31 yards, two carries for 54 yards, and one receiving touchdown. As the week comes to a close, be sure to monitor his status heading into Sunday's contest in New Orleans.By Rotowire.com
Kelvin Benjamin WR - CAR Benjamin (knee) practiced fully Thursday...
Benjamin (knee) practiced fully Thursday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Impacts: Benjamin's absence Wednesday appears to have been a rest day, as he was unhinged in drills just one day later. Unless a setback occurs, expect him to take the field Sunday versus the Steelers with 16 targets to his name in his rookie campaign.By Rotowire.com
Maurice Jones-Drew RB - OAK Jones-Drew (hand) returned to practice T...
Jones-Drew (hand) returned to practice Thursday, CSNBayArea.com reports.
Impacts: Sporting extra protection on his surgically-repaired right hand, Jones-Drew took part in individual drills during the portion of practice open the media Thursday. The activity represents Jones-Drew's first of any kind in practice since undergoing the procedure back on Sept. 8. Look for the team to provide clarification on his participation level later in the day, but Jones-Drew's ability to practice, even on a limited basis, bodes well for his chances of suiting up this Sunday against New England. If he plays, Jones-Drew should carry the load for Oakland, despite totaling just 11 yards on nine carries in the regular season opener.By Rotowire.com
Alshon Jeffery WR - CHI Jeffery (hamstring) was limited in pract...
Jeffery (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impacts: Last week, Jeffery failed to practice both Wednesday and Thursday, before returning in a limited capacity Friday, so his health seems more advanced one week later. Meanwhile, Brandon Marshall (ankle) sat out yet again, but with an additional day to prepare for Monday's contest versus the Jets in New York, the duo will likely take the field in Week 3. Expect Jeffery's availability to become clear by the time Saturday's injury report emerges.By Rotowire.com
Brandon Marshall WR - CHI Marshall (ankle) didn't take part in pra...
Marshall (ankle) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impacts: After injuring his ankle in Week 1, Marshall proceeded to miss all three practices in advance of this past Sunday's win at San Francisco, which he entered with questionable status. While he only caught five balls for 48 yards, three resulted in touchdowns, salvaging what was initially a sketchy situation. Even if he fails to practice this week, he has an extra day at his disposal to prepare for Monday's contest against the Jets in New York. Expect his availability to receive clarification in the coming days.By Rotowire.com
Jerome Simpson WR - MIN Simpson was arrested July 7 by Bloomingt...
Simpson was arrested July 7 by Bloomington, Minn. police for violating a limited driver's license, marijuana possession and open bottle, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.
Impacts: Simpson has an arraignment set for Nov. 3 in Hennepin County for the misdemeanor charges. Simpson is currently serving a three-game suspension stemming from a DUI arrest in November. With Simpson already having multiple off-field issues, including a previous three-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy for a drug-related felony charge in 2012, it would seem likely that he'll face another suspension from the NFL and his return from his current three-game suspension is now in doubt.By Rotowire.com
Robert Woods WR - BUF Woods missed practice Thursday due to an...
Woods missed practice Thursday due to an ankle injury, wgr550.com reports. Woods had practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.
Impacts: Woods seemed to come out of the Week 2 win just fine even though he had a dismal one-catch performance, but now he's a real issue for Sunday's game against San Diego. We should know more about his status once coach Doug Marrone speaks to the media and also when Friday's practice rolls around.By Rotowire.com
Marqise Lee WR - JAC Lee (hamstring) indicated that he won't...
Lee (hamstring) indicated that he won't play Sunday against the Colts, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Impacts: With Lee slated to miss Week 3's game and Allen Hurns (ankle) and Cecil Shorts (hamstring) both banged up, the now healthy Allen Robinson (who recorded four catches for 75 yards on six targets in Week 2) figures to see his share of looks in the Jags' offense this weekend.By Rotowire.com
Dez Bryant WR - DAL Bryant (shoulder) returned to practice T...
Bryant (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.
Impacts: Bryant was absent from drills Wednesday, which was likely a precautionary measure more than anything after sitting out a series in Week 2 in order to add extra padding to his ailing shoulder. Despite the injury, he still managed to haul in 10 balls (on 14 targets) for 103 yards and a touchdown. His activity level Thursday should be known shortly, while his availability for Sunday's game at St. Louis will become evident by week's end.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo (back) returned to practice Thursda...
Romo (back) returned to practice Thursday, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.
Impacts: Romo's participation level won't be known until drills conclude, but he'll more than likely fit in more than Wednesday's walkthrough. Meanwhile, as the season continues, his workload between games may be managed in order to keep his back as healthy as possible. His availability for Sunday's game in St. Louis should be confirmed by the final injury report of the week.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Griffin is slated to wear a cast on his...
Griffin is slated to wear a cast on his dislocated left ankle for about 10 days, after which he will be re-evaluated, the Washington Post reports.
Impacts: Beyond that, a precise timetable for Griffin's possible return has not been outlined, though coach Jay Gruden suggested a potential scenario in which the QB's rehab process might run in the four-to-six week range. In any case, while the report offers continued hope that Griffin could return to action later this season, he is still looking at a multiple-week absence, with Kirk Cousins slated to start at quarterback for the team in the meantime.By Rotowire.com
Eric Decker WR - NYJ At this stage, Decker (hamstring) indica...
At this stage, Decker (hamstring) indicated that he's unsure if he will be available for Monday's game against the Bears, the Daily News reports.
Impacts: For his part, coach Rex Ryan said that he is hopeful that Decker will be able to suit up Monday, but what the wideout does (or doesn't do) at practice in the coming days will be telling on that front. Meanwhile, the reports notes that Decker did not undergo an MRI on his hamstring, which the wideout says isn't torn. "I aggravated it," said Decker, who dealt with a hamstring issue in training camp. "It's not a lingering effect, but obviously I did it in training camp and it didn't fully go away."By Rotowire.com
A.J. Green WR - CIN Coach Marvin Lewis said Wednesday that h...
Coach Marvin Lewis said Wednesday that he expects Green (toe) to play Sunday against the Titans, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impacts: Green did not practice Wednesday and was considered questionable for Sunday, so this statement by his coach is a bit surprising. Despite Lewis' optimism, it's a little early to declare that Green will definitely play, but this report offers a positive sign for fantasy owners hoping to play their star this weekend. Green's playing status will become even clearer if he is able to practice at least once this week.By Rotowire.com
Marqise Lee WR - JAC Lee (hamstring) will not practice Thursd...
Lee (hamstring) will not practice Thursday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Impacts: Lee was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, so it's uncertain whether he's being held out to rest or because he aggravated his injury. Either way, Lee's status for Sunday's game against the Colts remains in question.By Rotowire.com
Kelvin Benjamin WR - CAR Benjamin (knee) didn't practice Wednesda...
Benjamin (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, the Panthers' official site reports.
Impacts: The severity of Benjamin's injury is unknown, but an absence isn't very encouraging to begin the week of preparation for Sunday's game versus the Steelers. Nevertheless, the standard set by the rookie wideout through two weeks is intriguing, both in reality and fantasy, as he's garnered eight targets in both contests. Expect clarity regarding his status as the week continues.By Rotowire.com
DeAngelo Williams RB - CAR Williams (thigh) didn't practice Wednesd...
Williams (thigh) didn't practice Wednesday, the Panthers' official site reports.
Impacts: Williams was expected to take part in drills Wednesday, with his sights set on active status Sunday versus the Steelers. However, with no activity to start the week of preparation, owners should monitor his status closely as the week rolls along. If he avoids a second absence in a row in Week 3, he'll have a juicy matchup at his fingertips against a Steelers run defense that's yielded 170 yards per game through two weeks.By Rotowire.com
Cam Newton QB - CAR Newton (ribs) didn't appear on the Panth...
Newton (ribs) didn't appear on the Panthers' injury report Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Impacts: While Newton's healing ribs aren't hindering his practice participation, owners should keep an eye on his game play in the coming weeks to ensure the ailment is behind him. In his debut Sunday versus the Lions, he was crisp, completing 22-of-34 passes for 281 yards and one touchdown, while dashing on four occasions for 19 yards. No matter, he may find the going tough this coming Sunday against the Steelers' seventh-ranked pass defense, which has allowed 186 yards per game through two outings.By Rotowire.com
Carson Palmer QB - ARZ Palmer has no timetable for a return, pl...
Palmer has no timetable for a return, placing his availability Sunday against the 49ers in question, the Cardinals' official site reports. Regarding the nerve issue in his shoulder, he said, "I wish I had a concrete answer or somebody knew exactly what to do to wake it up, but that's not known. It's just time. The only answer is time, and I'm hoping it doesn't take any more time."
Impacts: Palmer hopes to play in Week 3, but his availability is tied to the nerves in his right shoulder waking up. Meanwhile, his practice participation Wednesday was limited to footwork drills with backup quarterbacks Drew Stanton and Logan Thomas, as he has yet to throw since attempting to do so before Sunday's eventual win against the Giants. Expect Stanton to get the nod once again in Week 3, unless Palmer's recovery efforts finally allow him to throw effectively.By Rotowire.com
Jonathan Dwyer RB - ARZ The Cardinals have deactivated Dwyer fol...
The Cardinals have deactivated Dwyer following his reported arrest on two counts of suspicion of aggravated assault, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: "We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully," the Cardinals indicated in a statement released Wednesday. "Given the serious nature of the allegations we have taken the immediate step to deactivate Jonathan from all team activities."By Rotowire.com
Vernon Davis TE - SF Davis (ankle/knee) didn't partake in Wed...
Davis (ankle/knee) didn't partake in Wednesday's practice, the 49ers' official site reports.
Impacts: Davis was on crutches during drills, but because he emerged from Sunday's loss to the Bears with merely a deep bruise in his left ankle, there's a possibility that he takes the field in Week 3 at Arizona. With no sprain to speak of, owners should watch his status with interest as the week continues onward.By Rotowire.com
Marshawn Lynch RB - SEA Lynch (back) did not practice Wednesday,...
Lynch (back) did not practice Wednesday, the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta reports.
Impacts: This shouldn't come as a big surprise, but it obviously would have been better if he had been able to participate in some capacity. Lynch is dealing with an ongoing back issue, which is why he only saw six carries in Week 2, and it is looking like he will remain questionable leading up to Sunday's game against Denver. Should Lynch be unavailable or limited for this week's game, Robert Turbin would presumably be first in line to take on Lynch's workload.By Rotowire.com
Rod Streater WR - OAK Streater (hip flexor) said he thinks he...
Streater (hip flexor) said he thinks he will be ready to go Sunday against the Patriots, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impacts: The Raiders signed veteran wideout Vincent Brown as an insurance policy for Streater, who suffered a hip flexor injury in last Sunday's loss to the Texans, but it sounds like the 26-year-old is intent on playing through the issue this week. He did not practice Wednesday, however, and if he can't return to at least a limited practice by Friday, the team may step in and hold him out against New England. Through two games, Streater has six receptions on 10 targets for 52 yards and a touchdown.By Rotowire.com
Andre Ellington RB - ARZ Ellington (foot) didn't take part in pra...
Ellington (foot) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
Impacts: As expected, Ellington was absent from drills, with the hope that he'll be able to fit in some work either Thursday or Friday. He'll nonetheless play through the muscle injury in his left foot, which continues to cause him discomfort. No matter, he's dominating the workload out of the Cardinals' backfield, taking 28 carries for 144 yards (5.1 YPC) and six receptions (on eight targets) for 37 yards.By Rotowire.com
Julio Jones WR - ATL Jones (ankle), who practiced in full Wed...
Jones (ankle), who practiced in full Wednesday, was listed as probable for Thursday's game versus the Buccaneers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impacts: With back-to-back full practices behind him, Jones is a guarantee to take the field in Week 3. Because fellow wideout Roddy White (hamstring) is questionable after missing practice all week, Jones will be the primary focus of Matt Ryan, with Harry Douglas also present to take in targets.By Rotowire.com
Roddy White WR - ATL White (hamstring), who didn't practice W...
White (hamstring), who didn't practice Wednesday, was listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impacts: White didn't take part in any drills this week, which doesn't bode well for his ability to take the field Thursday. However, he hasn't been ruled out, opening the door for active status in Week 3. If he fails to play, Julio Jones (ankle) and Harry Douglas should dominate Matt Ryan's attention in the passing game.By Rotowire.com
DeSean Jackson WR - WAS Jackson (shoulder) didn't take part in W...
Jackson (shoulder) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, Chris Russell of ESPN 980 Washington reports.
Impacts: Jackson emerged from Week 2 with a mild sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder, so his absence isn't much of a surprise. Nevertheless, owners should keep a close eye on his status as the week goes on, despite his contention that he doesn't "plan on missing" his return to Philadelphia on Sunday, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post.By Rotowire.com
Chad Henne QB - JAC Henne will start Sunday's game against t...
Henne will start Sunday's game against the Colts, the Jaguars' official site reports.
Impacts: The report confirms coach Gus Bradley's comments Monday that suggested such an outcome. While the team is sticking with Henne this weekend rather than turning to rookie Blake Bortles, there will be some personnel shuffling on the Jags' offensive line, after Henne was sacked 10 times in this past Sunday's 41-10 loss to Washington.By Rotowire.com