NFL Recent Player News
|10/28/2016||Randall Cobb, GB, WR|
|Cobb is listed as questionable because of a hamstring injury for Green Bay's game Sunday at Atlanta.
Analysis: Cobb was limited in practice Thursday. Coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that he was making progress. Cobb got hurt after last week's game against Chicago.
|10/28/2016||Devontae Booker, Den, RB|
|Booker will make his first start Sunday against the Chargers and is expected to get the bulk of the carries the rest of the way after the Broncos placed C.J. Anderson (knee) on injured reserve Friday.
Analysis: Booker, who was a college standout at Utah, rushed for a career-high 83 yards Monday against the Texans. He has 51 carries for 244 yards and a TD in Denver's first seven games.
|10/28/2016||Michael Bennett, Sea, DE|
|Bennett has been ruled out for Sunday's game at New Orleans with a knee injury.
Analysis: Bennett will miss his first game since coming to Seattle in 2013. He last missed a game in 2011 when playing for Tampa Bay. Bennett played 81 snaps in last week's 6-6 tie with Arizona. He suffered a knee injury in the second half of Seattle's win over Atlanta two weeks ago.
|10/28/2016||Tevin Coleman, Atl, RB|
|Coleman has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers with a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Coleman didn't practice this week after getting hurt in last week's overtime loss to San Diego. Coach Dan Quinn said that Terron Ward, promoted earlier this week from the practice squad, will work behind Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman. Coleman and Freeman are the only running backs to take a snap this year for Atlanta.
|10/28/2016||Jamaal Charles, KC, RB|
|Charles has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Indianapolis after he experienced swelling in his surgically repaired right knee this week.
Analysis: Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday that Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West will handle running back duties against the Colts. Charles had been limited to one rushing attempt last week and has only 12 through three games. It appears the former star can't be relied upon to contribute much this season.
|10/28/2016||Lamar Miller, Hou, RB|
|Miller expects to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions despite a shoulder injury.
Analysis: Miller was hurt in the first quarter on Monday night at Denver and returned for a few plays after the injury, but Alfred Blue got the bulk of the carries after that. Miller said he would be surprised if he isn't able to play, but isn't sure if he'll be able to take as many snaps as he normally does. He said he had an MRI, which revealed no structural damage to his shoulder, and that it simply will be a matter of managing his pain on Sunday.
|10/28/2016||DeMarco Murray, Ten, RB|
|Murray is getting an MRI on a toe that he hurt in Thursday's win over the Jaguars.
Analysis: Titans coach Mike Mularkey said he "doesn't think it's too serious." Murray appeared to hurt the toe late in the second quarter on a 19-yard run, although he returned to the game in the second half and ended up rushing for 123 yards.
|10/28/2016||Marquise Goodwin, Buf, WR|
|Goodwin (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Analysis: Goodwin had 93 yards receiving in last week's game against the Dolphins but suffered a concussion. There was never much hope he would play this week, and it's uncertain if he will be ready in time for Week 9 at Seattle.
|10/28/2016||Robert Woods, Buf, WR|
|Woods is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots due to a foot injury.
Analysis: Woods missed Buffalo's game against Miami last Sunday and has been limited throughout the week. "I'm still going day by day, trying to do everything possible to be out there Sunday," said Woods, who still leads the team with 25 receptions.
|10/28/2016||Josh McCown, Cle, QB|
|McCown will start at quarterback for the Browns against the Jets on Sunday.
Analysis: The 14th-year pro has been sidelined since Sept. 18, when he broke his left collarbone against Baltimore. McCown began the season as the backup to Robert Griffin III before both injured their non-throwing shoulders. McCown was medically cleared to play earlier in the week, and coach Hue Jackson formally chose him as the Sunday starter following the team's morning walkthrough Friday.
|10/27/2016||Jerick McKinnon, Min, RB|
|McKinnon is out of the walking boot that was protecting his injured ankle earlier this week, but he was still not able to practice Friday.
Analysis: McKinnon hasn't been ruled out but appears unlikely to play. He has been underwhelming in his opportunity to be Minnesota's No. 1 back with Adrian Peterson sidelined, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry and generating a mere 29 receiving yards on eight catches. He's become a risky player to use for fantasy purposes, whereas Matt Asiata has flourished in Peterson's absence.
|10/27/2016||Cordarrelle Patterson, Min, WR|
|Patterson (concussion) missed practice again Friday but hasn't been ruled out of Monday night's game at Chicago.
Analysis: Patterson took some hard hits but had his best game of the season last week at Philadelphia, where he caught all seven passes thrown to him for 67 yards and a touchdown. Patterson, used sparingly the past two years, has scored in two straight games while becoming more of an integral part of the offense.
|10/27/2016||Tony Romo, Dal, QB|
|Romo took part in a practice for the first time this season on Thursday.
Analysis: Romo was only a limited participant in the workout, but it suggests he is getting closer to being ready to return. He participated in some scout-team activities, but did not take part in 11-on-11 drills.
|10/27/2016||Darron Lee, NYJ, LB|
|Lee will miss his second straight game Sunday with a sprained ankle.
Analysis: Lee leads the team with 30 tackles in his rookie season.
|10/27/2016||Nick Mangold, NYJ, C|
|Mangold appears unlikely to play Sunday at Cleveland because of a sprained right ankle that has him in a walking boot.
Analysis: Mangold was injured early in the first quarter against Baltimore last Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles said Thursday that "it doesn't look good right now" for Mangold's chances because he hasn't run yet. Bowles added that he'll "hold out another day or so" before declaring him out against the Browns.
|10/27/2016||Aaron Williams, Buf, S|
|Williams' father told The Associated Press his son intends to wait until the offseason to determine whether to continue playing after sustaining his latest neck injury. Anthony Williams told the AP by phone Thursday that while the topic of retirement has yet to be broached, he intends to involve his entire family in a discussion to "make the best decision that's right for him."
Analysis: Williams spoke after his son was blindsided and bowled over by a hit from Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry in a 28-25 loss at Miami on Sunday. Williams was taken to the hospital for evaluation, but cleared to travel home with the team. It's the second consecutive season Williams has been sidelined by a severe neck injury. Coach Rex Ryan on Thursday said Williams is out indefinitely.
|10/27/2016||Josh Norman, Was, CB|
|Norman has been cleared to fly with the Redskins to London for Sunday's game against the Bengals after dealing with a concussion.
Analysis: Coach Jay Gruden said Thursday it's still not been determined whether Norman will be able to play on Sunday. Norman was hurt when he hit his helmet on the turf during Washington's 20-17 loss at Detroit on Sunday.
|10/27/2016||Clay Matthews, GB, LB|
|Matthews once again is dealing with an ailing hamstring, coach Mike McCarthy said.
Analysis: Matthews initially sustained a hamstring injury against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2, prompting the six-time Pro Bowl selection to be sidelined for the next game versus the Detroit Lions. "The plan for him is to (practice) more in a limited fashion (Thursday)," McCarthy said of Matthews, who did not participate in Wednesday's practice.
|10/27/2016||Aldon Smith, Oak, LB|
|Smith has applied to the NFL to be reinstated from his one-year suspension, asking Commissioner Roger Goodell to be allowed back on the field once his ban for violating the league's substance-abuse policy ends on Nov. 17.
Analysis: Smith was suspended for one year last November for violating the substance-abuse policy. That stemmed from an arrest in August on charges of drunken driving, hit and run and vandalism, which led to his release by the San Francisco 49ers. Smith signed with Oakland last September and played nine games before being suspended for a second time by the NFL.
|10/27/2016||Michael Floyd, Ari, WR|
|Floyd might not play against the Panthers on Sunday because of a hamstring injury suffered during last Sunday night's 6-6 tie with the Seahawks.
Analysis: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he's keeping his fingers crossed on Floyd, who has 257 receiving yards and three TDs on 19 receptions.
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