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Player News
  • Kenny Bell TB WR
    Buccaneers' Kenny Bell: Exits with concussion
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kenny Bell will not return to Wednesday's preseason finale against the Redskins due to a concussion, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

    Bell exited in the fourth quarter with the trainers, heading to the locker room where he was evaluated. Prior to the injury, Bell collected one pass for 13 yards on two targets and was expected to receive another shot as a returner. He didn't serve in that role, and the injury certainly doesn't improve his chances of landing on the 53-man roster.

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  • Kivon Cartwright TB TE
    Buccaneers' Kivon Cartwright: Leaves game with shoulder injury
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kivon Cartwright left Wednesday's game against the Redskins with a shoulder injury and will not return, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    With fellow tight ends Luke Stocker and Cameron Brate sitting out for rest, Cartwright had the opportunity to see some extended reps during the team's preseason finale Wednesday. However, Cartwright failed to record a reception before injuring his shoulder and is now slated to miss the rest of the game. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but we should see his status updated again in the coming few days.

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  • Dreamius Smith SD RB
    Chargers' Dreamius Smith: Stashed on IR
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dreamius Smith (undisclosed) was placed on the San Diego Chargers ' injured reserve list Wednesday.

    Smith went down during San Diego's third preseason game Sunday against the Vikings, but was able to walk off the field under his own power. Fellow RB Branden Oliver (Achilles) was also lost for the season that day, granting Kenneth Farrow a legitimate opportunity to claim the Chargers' No. 3 RB job.

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  • Mario Alford CIN WR
    Bengals' Mario Alford: Placed on IR
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mario Alford (ankle) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, Jim Owczarski of the Enquirer reports.

    Alford was waived-injured by the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday with an undisclosed ankle injury and has since cleared waivers, which made him eligible for Cincinnati's IR.

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  • Javontee Herndon SD WR
    Chargers' Javontee Herndon: Reverts to IR
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Javontee Herndon (knee) was moved to the San Diego Chargers ' injured reserve list Wednesday.

    Herndon injured his knee July 30 and wasn't able to recover in time to make the team.

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  • Taurean Nixon DEN DB
    Broncos' Taurean Nixon: Chance at a roster spot
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Taurean Nixon has a chance to be a depth corner for the Denver Broncos if he finishes the preseason strong, Mike Klis of 9News reports.

    Nixon was Denver's seventh round pick in 2015, but he didn't dress for a single game during his rookie season. As training camp winds down, Nixon will have a chance to earn a 53-man roster spot if he can perform well in the team's preseason finale, Thursday against Arizona.

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  • Jameis Winston TB QB
    Buccaneers' Jameis Winston: Not playing Wednesday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jameis Winston won't suit up for Wednesday's preseason game against the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    No matter when this game was played, Winston was unlikely to receive many, if any, snaps in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ' final preseason game. He'll thus yield his starting gig to backup quarterback Mike Glennon.

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  • Josh McCown CLE QB
    Browns' Josh McCown: Unlikely to be traded
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Even though the Vikings are likely to have interest in him, Josh McCown is unlikely to be moved, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

    With Teddy Bridgewater out for the season with a torn ACL, the Vikings are on the hunt for QB help, and McCown is a likely target. But the Cleveland Browns seem keen on keeping the 37-year-old veteran around. That seems like the smart move, as Robert Griffin -- a quarterback known for his mobility -- has an extensive injury history. Cleveland will need a capable backup who's ready to take over on a moment's notice, and McCown is clearly more capable of filling that need over rookie third-stringer Cody Kessler.

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  • Teddy Bridgewater MIN QB
    Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater: Placed on IR
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Teddy Bridgewater (knee) has been placed on IR by the Minnesota Vikings .

    Bridgewater lands on IR in short order after suffering a dislocated knee in practice Tuesday. Bridgewater's significant injury also included a complete tear to his ACL, as well as other structural damage. Though the Vikings indicated that the QB suffered no nerve or arterial damage, Bridgewater faces a long recovery/rehab period. In his absence, Shaun Hill slots in as the Vikings' top signal-caller in advance of Week 1. With Taylor Heinicke currently on the non-football injury list, undrafted rookie Joel Stave and Brad Sorensen are the team's healthy backup options.

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  • Bruce Gradkowski PIT QB
    Steelers' Bruce Gradkowski: Lands on IR
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed Bruce Gradkowski (hamstring) on IR.

    With Gradkowski headed for IR with his hamstring injury, the Steelers claimed Zach Mettenberger off waivers to give the team added QB depth behind Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones.

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  • Zach Mettenberger SD QB
    Steelers' Zach Mettenberger: Claimed by Steelers off waivers
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Zach Mettenberger was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

    Mettenberger was released by the Chargers on Tuesday, but it didn't take long for the 25-year-old signal-caller to find a new home in Pittsburgh. With Bruce Gradkowski dealing with a hamstring injury, Mettenberger gives the team added QB depth (along with Landry Jones) behind starter Ben Roethlisberger.

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  • Christian Ponder SF QB
    49ers' Christian Ponder: Survived first round of roster cuts
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Christian Ponder remains on the San Francisco 49ers ' 75-man roster in advance of Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.

    Ponder was brought in to provide quarterback depth while Colin Kaepernick was sidelined. He opened eyes with a strong preseason debut against the Broncos on Sept. 20, but regressed with a lackluster showing last week against the Packers. The fact that Ponder wasn't cut this week indicates that there is an outside chance that he could make the team as a backup if San Francisco opts to part ways with Kaepernick, who didn't impress in his preseason debut Friday.

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  • Dreamius Smith SD RB
    Chargers' Dreamius Smith: Stashed on IR
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dreamius Smith (undisclosed) was placed on the San Diego Chargers ' injured reserve list Wednesday.

    Smith went down during San Diego's third preseason game Sunday against the Vikings, but was able to walk off the field under his own power. Fellow RB Branden Oliver (Achilles) was also lost for the season that day, granting Kenneth Farrow a legitimate opportunity to claim the Chargers' No. 3 RB job.

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  • Mike James TB RB
    Buccaneers' Mike James: Won't play Wednesday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mike James won't suit up for Wednesday's preseason contest versus the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Head coach Dirk Koetter has opted to hold out his top-3 running backs (also, Doug Martin and Charles Sims) in the final game of exhibition season. In their absence, Peyton Barber and Russell Hansbrough will hold down the backfield.

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  • Doug Martin TB RB
    Buccaneers' Doug Martin: Sidelined Wednesday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Doug Martin won't suit up for Wednesday's preseason game versus the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without Martin, Charles Sims, and Mike James in their final exhibition in advance of the regular season. Payton Barber and Russell Hansbrough will thus receive the bulk of the RB reps Wednesday.

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  • Chris Thompson WAS RB
    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Sidelined Wednesday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chris Thompson (shoulder) won't play in Wednesday's preseason game against the Buccaneers, Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post reports.

    The second half of exhibition season will thus be wiped away due to discomfort in Thompson's knee and shoulder. With the regular season in mind, he could be poised for a greater workload due to the AC joint sprain currently plaguing Matt Jones. If the Washington Redskins opt to contain Thompson to his typical pass-catching role, though, Rob Kelley appears to be next in line for first- and second-down work.

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  • Josh Ferguson IND RB
    Colts' Josh Ferguson: Not expected to make roster
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Josh Ferguson is not expected to make the Indianapolis Colts ' final roster, The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Ferguson flashed during the Colts' offseason program, but his potential has yet to be translated into on-field production thus far into the preseason. Furthermore, he's far from proven in pass protection. The latter of which especially won't fly in Indianapolis this season, considering franchise QB Andrew Luck is returning from a season-ending kidney injury in 2015 and the team's offensive line situation is suspect, at best. Ferguson will have one final chance to impress during the Colts' preseason finale Thursday against the Bengals.

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  • Alex Collins SEA RB
    Seahawks' Alex Collins: Expected to play a lot Thursday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Coach Pete Carroll plans to give Alex Collins "a lot of chances" during Thursday's preseason finale, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.

    Collins will have the opportunity to prove his worth during Thursday's preseason affair with Oakland. The game holds an incredible amount of significance for the 22-year-old, who may find himself on the outside looking in after Saturday's 53-man rosters are finalized. Collins is expected to split the heavy workload with fellow rookie C.J. Prosise (hamstring).

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  • Kenny Bell TB WR
    Buccaneers' Kenny Bell: Exits with concussion
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kenny Bell will not return to Wednesday's preseason finale against the Redskins due to a concussion, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

    Bell exited in the fourth quarter with the trainers, heading to the locker room where he was evaluated. Prior to the injury, Bell collected one pass for 13 yards on two targets and was expected to receive another shot as a returner. He didn't serve in that role, and the injury certainly doesn't improve his chances of landing on the 53-man roster.

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  • Mario Alford CIN WR
    Bengals' Mario Alford: Placed on IR
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mario Alford (ankle) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, Jim Owczarski of the Enquirer reports.

    Alford was waived-injured by the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday with an undisclosed ankle injury and has since cleared waivers, which made him eligible for Cincinnati's IR.

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  • Javontee Herndon SD WR
    Chargers' Javontee Herndon: Reverts to IR
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Javontee Herndon (knee) was moved to the San Diego Chargers ' injured reserve list Wednesday.

    Herndon injured his knee July 30 and wasn't able to recover in time to make the team.

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  • Adam Humphries TB WR
    Buccaneers' Adam Humphries: Not playing Wednesday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Adam Humphries won't take the field for Wednesday's preseason contest against the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Humphries was named the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ' No. 3 wide receiver in the opening stanzas training camp, but his preseason has mostly been devoid of output, as he's hauled in three passes for 41 yards. In the end, Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson, and Charles Sims will likely dominate the top-3 spots on the target list weekly once the regular season arrives.

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  • Vincent Jackson TB WR
    Buccaneers' Vincent Jackson: Out Wednesday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Vincent Jackson (undisclosed) won't take the field for Wednesday's preseason game versus the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Jackson missed practice both Monday and Tuesday for an unknown reason. Whether they were merely veteran days off or otherwise, the 33-year-old will seek to sidestep the injuries that resulted in six DNPs last season.

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  • Mike Evans TB WR
    Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Not playing Wednesday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mike Evans won't take the field for Wednesday's preseason game against the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    In his most extensive action of the preseason last Friday, Evans showed an improved rapport with Jameis Winston, accounting for five catches, 115 yards, and one touchdown in the first half. With a baseline set for the regular season, Evans is ready to roll and thus has no reason to risk injury in Wednesday's exhibition.

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  • Kivon Cartwright TB TE
    Buccaneers' Kivon Cartwright: Leaves game with shoulder injury
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kivon Cartwright left Wednesday's game against the Redskins with a shoulder injury and will not return, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    With fellow tight ends Luke Stocker and Cameron Brate sitting out for rest, Cartwright had the opportunity to see some extended reps during the team's preseason finale Wednesday. However, Cartwright failed to record a reception before injuring his shoulder and is now slated to miss the rest of the game. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but we should see his status updated again in the coming few days.

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  • Cameron Brate TB TE
    Buccaneers' Cameron Brate: Ruled out Wednesday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Cameron Brate will sit out Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tamba Bay Times reports.

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are resting the majority of their starters, so Brate will get the night off in order to stay as healthy as possible for the regular season opener. He's expected to share first-team reps with Austin Seferian-Jenkins during the upcoming season, and the two could be paired together in two-tight end sets, so look for Brate to see improvement on his 2015 campaign where he finished with 23 receptions for 288 yards and three touchdowns.

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  • James O'Shaughnessy KC TE
    Chiefs' James O'Shaughnessy: Candidate for practice squad
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    James O'Shaughnessy could miss the 53-man roster and end up a member of the Kansas City Chiefs ' practice squad, the Kansas City Star reports.

    A season after having an impressive training camp, O'Shaughnessy has fallen well behind both Demetrius Harris and Ross Travis, who spent 2015 on the practice squad and has had a nice camp. Even if O'Shaugnessy were to nab a spot on the 53-man roster, it's unlikely he will have much fantasy value this season.

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  • Luke Stocker TB TE
    Buccaneers' Luke Stocker: Ruled out Thursday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Luke Stocker has been ruled out of Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tamba Bay Times reports.

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are resting a bunch of starters and veterans Wednesday, so there's nothing to worry about in regards to an injury for Stocker. He's expected to open up the season behind the likes of Cameron Brate and Austin Seferian-Jenkins at tight end, but could see time at full back after practicing there during OTA's earlier this offseason. Stocker isn't at risk of missing the team's season opener.

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  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB TE
    Buccaneers' Austin Seferian-Jenkins: Playing Wednesday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Austin Seferian-Jenkins will play in Thursday's preseason contest versus the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Ever since his offseason shenanigans, Seferian-Jenkins has been unable to wrest the starting job away from Cameron Brate, thereby hindering his 2016 prospects. In the end, Seferian-Jenkins may not yet be able to tap into the potential that spurred the Bucs to select him in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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  • Ryan Malleck NYG TE
    Giants' Ryan Malleck: Reverts to IR
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ryan Malleck was moved to the New York Giants ' injured reserve list Wednesday, Dan Duggan of NewJersey.com reports.

    Malleck is reportedly suffering from a "burner" after taking a hit to the shoulder and neck area during practice. However, he was a long shot to make the team behind Will Tye, Larry Donnell and Jerell Adams before going down.

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  • Dan Carpenter BUF K
    Bills' Dan Carpenter: Confirmed as Bills kicker
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dan Carpenter 's teammate Jordan Gay was released by the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

    Gay was used as a kickoff specialist last season and was brought in for the same potential role this campaign, more so than as a threat to Carpenter's place-kicking job. Despite missing six extra points last season, Carpenter has been reliable throughout his career, converting 84.8 percent of his field-goal attempt, including 96 percent (123 of 128) from inside of 40 yards. He has also made 13 field goals of 50-plus yards (on 19 attempts) in his three seasons with the Bills.

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  • Ka'imi Fairbairn HOU K
    Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Placed on injured reserve
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ka'imi Fairbairn (quad) has been placed on injured reserve, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Fairbairn was attempting to usurp the placekicking job from Nick Novak, but didn't play in preseason Week 2 or 3 due to the injury. They like his potential and want to evaluate him as a future kicking option.

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  • Sebastian Janikowski OAK K
    Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski: Wins out in position battle
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Sebastian Janikowski will remain the Oakland Raiders ' starting kicker in 2016 after the team waived his lone challenger, Giorgio Tavecchio.

    Although Janikowski overcame early-preseason struggles and has made the team yet again, he should not be rostered in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues; the Raiders attempted the 27th-most field goal attempts in 2015 under first-year HC Jack Del Rio, following a 31st-place rank in 2014. Consequently, The Polish Cannon didn't finish as a top-20 fantasy kicker in either season.

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  • Nick Novak HOU K
    Texans' Nick Novak: Makes all kicks in Sunday's win
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nick Novak successfully converted all of his attempts Sunday, hitting two field goals and four extra points during Houston's win over Arizona in preseason Week 3.

    Novak, who emerged from the NFL's concussion protocol earlier in the week, appears to be holding onto his job as Houston's placekicker. His competitor in camp, Ka'imi Fairbairn, remains unavailable due to a quadriceps injury.

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  • Matt Bryant ATL K
    Falcons' Matt Bryant: Sits out practice Monday
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Bryant (undisclosed) did not practice Monday due to muscle tightness, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

    Bryant was held out of Thursday's preseason game due to an undisclosed injury and has now missed the team's past two practices. It's unclear if the muscle tightness spurred the absence, and he's currently without a timetable for return.

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  • Dan Bailey DAL K
    Cowboys' Dan Bailey: Kicking 80 percent in preseason
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Through the Dallas Cowboys ' first three preseason contests, Dan Bailey has made four of five field goal attempts and banged home all 10 extra point tries.

    Bailey has performed well to this point, hitting kicks from 40, 44, and 51 yards so far, with his lone miss coming from 52 yards out. Entering his sixth NFL season, Bailey is a career 90.6 percent kicker with a career long of 56 yards.

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  • Vontaze Burfict CIN OLB
    Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict suspended three games
    01/12/2016 • By RotoWire Staff

    The NFL has suspended Vontaze Burfict for the first three games of the 2016 season due to repeated violations of safety-related playing rules, the NFL reports.

    Burfict has oscillated between brilliant and bone-headed during his four-year career, and Saturday's wild-card defeat to the Steelers was no exception. Although his strip sack of Ben Roethlisberger (a play in which the quarterback was knocked out until the final drive due to a shoulder injury) and interception of backup Landry Jones spurred the Cincinnati Bengals ' comeback bid, he also committed a crucial unnecessary roughness penalty on Antonio Brown with 22 seconds remaining, which compounded with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty from Adam Jones to set up the Steelers' game-winning field goal. On a more serious note, Burfict has been flagged for 14 unnecessary roughness calls since he entered the professional ranks in 2012, seemingly necessitating Monday's action from the NFL. Pending an appeal, he'll begin the suspension in Week 1 of next season.

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  • Paul Posluszny JAC MLB
    Report: Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny has hand surgery
    12/10/2015 • By RotoWire Staff

    Paul Posluszny underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his fractured right hand, the Florida Times-Union reports.

    The procedure obviously clouds the linebacker's Week 14 status, but at this stage Posluszny has yet to be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts. If Posluszny is forced to sit out this weekend's action, Jordan Tripp would be in line to start in his place.

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  • Darrelle Revis NYJ CB
    Jets CB Darrelle Revis will not play this week
    11/27/2015 • By RotoWire Staff

    Darrelle Revis (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

    This represents something of a break for Miami's top wideout Jarvis Landry, with Marcus Williams a candidate to start in place of Revis on Sunday, per NJ.com.

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  • Kyle Williams BUF DT
    Bills DL Kyle Williams could miss rest of season
    11/21/2015 • By RotoWire Staff

    Coach Rex Ryan says Williams (knee) has a 50-50 chance to return this season.

    Williams is a Pro Bowl player and he's always been worth every bit of those honors, so it'd be a big loss for the defense if he's unable to return this season. Fortunately, the Buffalo Bills have three other very capable and healthy linemen in Marcell Dareus, Mario Williams, and Jerry Hughes, though it looks like the hope of the foursome being the league's best this season may be fading thanks to Kyle Williams ' injury.

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  • Luke Kuechly CAR MLB
    Panthers LB Luke Kuechly ready for Sunday
    11/13/2015 • By RotoWire Staff

    Luke Kuechly (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Tennessee.

    Kuechly returned to practice as a limited participant Thursday, and then logged a full session Friday. There may be some lingering soreness, but Kuechly still figures to work in his usual every-down role, thus making him a top IDP option.

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  • Clay Matthews GB ILB
    Packers LB Clay Matthews is active Sunday
    11/08/2015 • By RotoWire Staff

    Clay Matthews (ankle/knee) is listed as active Sunday at Carolina, the Green Bay Packers ' official site reports.

    After taking a hit to his lower leg last Sunday, Matthews will gut out ailments to his ankle and knee, as he attempts to corral the elusive Cam Newton.

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