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Tue Oct 1315:22Colston (shoulder) present for portion of Tuesday's practice tha...Marques ColstonWRSaintsHPO
Colston (shoulder) was present for the portion of Tuesday's practice that was open to the media, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.
After suffering a separated shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, Colston seems unlikely to be ready for Thursday against the Falcons. Outside of very deep leagues, Colston's availability is only significant in terms of how it might impact the snap count of fellow wide receiver Wille Snead.
Tue Oct 1314:49Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Kuechly (concussion) may be ...Luke KuechlyLBPanthersFree Agent
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Kuechly (concussion) may be on a "pitch count" in Week 6 against the Seahawks, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Kuechly returned to practice Tuesday, setting him up to play for the first time since Week 1. There's some chance he'll have a limited role, but despite what his coach said, it's more likely the star linebacker will jump right back in as an every-down player.
Tue Oct 1314:26Tyrod Taylor: Could miss time with MCL sprainTyrod TaylorQBRavensFree Agent
Taylor (knee) may miss multiple games due to a sprained MCL, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Taylor suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 14-13 win over the Titans on a horse-collar tackle at the end of one of his impressive scrambles. He only missed one snap and threw the game-winning touchdown shortly thereafter, but he's likely dealing with some swelling in the affected knee. If Taylor misses any time, which wouldn't be surprising, E.J. Manuel would take over as the starting quarterback. Taylor has been a top-five quarterback in most formats through five weeks, but Manuel doesn't have the running skills to produce in a similar fashion.
Tue Oct 1314:10Cowboys Executive VP Stephen Jones said team considering quarter...Matt CasselQBChiefsEdgar's Kids
Cowboys Executive VP Stephen Jones said the team is considering a quarterback change from Brandon Weeden to Cassel, 105.3 The FAN reports.
The Cowboys have two weeks to make their decision before a crucial Week 7 game against the Giants. Cassel is a known and unimpressive commodity, but he may be a bit better than Brandon Weeden, who followed a pair of solid performances with a clunker against the Patriots on Sunday. Even if Dez Bryant (foot) is back for Week 7, the Dallas quarterback will be a bottom-of-the-barrel option.
Tue Oct 1313:54Johnson picked off two passes and recovered fumble during Sunday...Rashad JohnsonSCardinalsFree Agent
Johnson picked off two passes and recovered a fumble during Sunday's victory at Detroit.
Since posting one tackle in the opener, Johnson has totaled 22 tackles over the last four games, but his value rests in his ability to force turnovers. Lo and behold, he notched his second and third interceptions of 2015, the latter of which was tipped in the air by Tyrann Mathieu and subsequently sniped by Johnson. Thus continues a trend during the Bruce Arians' era -- 2013 to present -- during which Johnson has nabbed 10 interceptions, including two pick-sixes, and recovered two fumbles in 34 games.
Tue Oct 1313:47Cotchery (ankle) returned to practice TuesdayJerricho CotcheryWRSteelersFree Agent
Cotchery (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday, Steve Reed of The Associated Press reports.
Cotchery has been sidelined since injuring his ankle in Week 2, but it appears he is ready to resume playing coming out of the Panthers' bye week. He will likely slot back in as either the Panthers' third or fourth receiver.
Tue Oct 1313:45Jones (hamstring) said his "leg would have to be cut off or some...Julio JonesWRFalconsDiddlee Poo
Jones (hamstring) said his "leg would have to be cut off or something" to keep him out of Thursday's game against the Saints, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.
Echoing the sentiment of head coach Dan Quinn, the superstar wideout said he expects to play through the injury. Jones appeared far less than 100 percent in Sunday's win over the Redskins, often sporting a limp or walking back to the huddle very gingerly. Of course, he didn't look so bad when running, and he's been quick to point out that he has a long history of producing while injured. Jones was listed as a non-participant in Monday's practice, and he'll likely be limited or absent for Tuesday.
Tue Oct 1313:37Webb suffered thigh injury during Sunday's loss to BrownsLardarius WebbCBRavensFree Agent
Webb suffered a thigh injury during Sunday's loss to the Browns, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Webb was announced as probable to return, and while he was seen with his helmet on the sidelines, he never actually made it back into the game. If he's not available for Week 6 against the 49ers, the Ravens will likely need Kyle Arrington to play an every-down role.
Tue Oct 1313:35Tyrod Taylor: Hurting coming out of Week 5Tyrod TaylorQBRavensFree Agent
Taylor "is hurt pretty bad," according to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, which leaves his status for Week 6 uncertain.
The cryptic report leaves out many important details, but the Bills did sign a quarterback -- journeyman Josh Johnson -- Tuesday after going with just two quarterbacks last week, so it would seem they have at least some concern about Taylor's health, and want to ensure they have two healthy quarterbacks heading into Week 6. Taylor did run for a season-high 76 yards last week, but it appears he is still be feeling the effects of the ankle injury he suffered in Week 3. Be sure to keep tabs on Taylor's status over the next few days if you are considering using him in your starting lineup this weekend.
Tue Oct 1313:34Wright signed by Ravens on TuesdayShareece WrightCBChargersFree Agent
Wright was signed by the Ravens on Tuesday.
Despite signing a one-year, $3 million contract in the offseason, Wright couldn't get on the field for a corner-needy San Francisco team, eventually leading to his release. He'll now join one of the few teams that is in worse shape at his position, which means he could actually take on a decent role. Wright is still far removed from the IDP picture.
Tue Oct 1313:27Floyd (concussion) had three receptions (on four targets) for 48...Malcom FloydWRChargersDBTS
Floyd (concussion) had three receptions (on four targets) for 48 yards in Monday night's loss to the Steelers.
Floyd did not show any ill-effects from his concussion, but with Antonio Gates back in the mix and Keenan Allen still the top wideout, there wasn't too many balls thrown his way. He will look to have a bigger impact in Week 6 in what could be a shootout with the Packers.
Tue Oct 1313:24Green caught all five of passes thrown his way for 50 yards in M...Ladarius GreenTEChargersFree Agent
Green caught all five of the passes thrown his way for 50 yards in Monday night's loss against the Steelers.
This game marked the return of Antonio Gates who immediately lead the team with nine receptions and two touchdowns, so a drop off was expected for Green. Still, the five catches is something of a pleasant surprise because it shows that he will still be involved in the offense moving forward, even if it is in a slightly lesser capacity. With Philip Rivers always spreading the ball around efficiently in a pass-heavy offense, there could still be some big games ahead for Green.
Tue Oct 1313:20Jackson signed by Ravens on TuesdayAsa JacksonCBRavensFree Agent
Jackson was signed by the Ravens on Tuesday.
Selected by the Ravens in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Jackson was suspended twice during his first stint in Baltimore, and he failed to make the final roster this year. With the team once again desperate for help at cornerback, Jackson might actually see the field in Week 6. He's shown some promise as a return man, but his work as a cornerback has been far from impressive.
Tue Oct 1313:11Kuechly practiced Tuesday for first time since suffering concuss...Luke KuechlyLBPanthersFree Agent
Kuechly practiced Tuesday for the first time since suffering a concussion in Week 1.
The Panthers announced Tuesday morning that Kuechly was cleared to return to practice, and he was able to suit up and take part in drills the same day. Kuechly should be able to play in the Panthers' Week 6 matchup with the Seahawks barring any setbacks over the next few days, but it remains to be seen if he will be ready for a full workload after missing a month of action.
Tue Oct 1313:09Babin released by Ravens on TuesdayJason BabinDEEaglesFree Agent
Babin was released by the Ravens on Tuesday.
The Ravens were desperate for help at outside linebacker after Terrell Suggs (Achilles) suffered a season-ending injury, but Babin ultimately just made things worse, with his primary impact coming via careless penalties. Given how poorly he played, the 35-year-old Babin may not get another shot in the NFL.
Tue Oct 1313:05Powers accrued team-high 12 tackles (10 solo) and one sack durin...Jerraud PowersDBColtsFree Agent
Powers accrued a team-high 12 tackles (10 solo) and one sack during Sunday's victory in Detroit.
Powers entered the game with just 15 tackles to his name, but the quarterback combination of Matthew Stafford and Dan Orlovsky attempted a whopping 70 passes, skewing the statistics for the benefit of those in the Cardinals' secondary. While Powers may be involved in additional blowouts as the season unfolds, no opponent will likely employ such a blatant one-sided attack, as the Lions rank 32nd in rushing by a large margin. Nonetheless, he's played all but five defensive snaps this season, so he's apt to be a frequent contributor to the box score in such a playmaking defense.
Tue Oct 1312:53Head coach Dan Quinn believes Jones (hamstring) will be able to ...Julio JonesWRFalconsDiddlee Poo
Head coach Dan Quinn believes Jones (hamstring) will be able to play in Thursday's game against the Saints, Vaughn McClure of reports.
Jones sat out Monday's practice and will likely be listed as either limited or a non-participant Tuesday, but Quinn's comments provide reason for optimism nonetheless. Jones' status figures to remain uncertain for a couple more days, and it seems likely that a final call on his availability for Thursday's game will not be made until game day.
Tue Oct 1312:28Heyward-Bey had two catches for 24 yards in Steelers' 24-20 win ...Darrius Heyward-BeyWRRaidersFree Agent
Heyward-Bey had two catches for 24 yards in the Steelers' 24-20 win over the Chargers on Monday.
DHB tied Antonio Brown with a team-high six targets, but didn't have a reception until Pittsburgh's final drive, which culminated with Le'Veon Bell's game winning 1-yard touchdown run as time expired. His fantasy value likely takes a hit when Martavis Bryant returns to action.
Tue Oct 1312:28Miller caught 3-of-3 targets for 46 yards in Pittsburgh's 24-20 ...Heath MillerTESteelersFree Agent
Miller caught 3-of-3 targets for 46 yards in Pittsburgh's 24-20 win over San Diego on Monday.
Used primarily as a blocker, Miller made the most of his opportunities, including a 16-yard reception to the Chargers' one yard line, setting up Le'Veon Bell's game winning 1-yard touchdown run as time expired. Miller joins Hines Ward as the only players in franchise history to record at least one catch in 102 consecutive regular-season games.
Tue Oct 1312:27Blake totaled two tackles (both solo) and interception in Pittsb...Antwon BlakeCBJaguarsFree Agent
Blake totaled two tackles (both solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 24-20 win over San Diego on Monday.
Blake recorded the first pick-six of his career when he intercepted Philip Rivers and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown to give the Steelers a 10-7 lead late in the third quarter.
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