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  • Cardinals safety Deone Bucannon nets eight tackles in Week 4

    Arizona Cardinals safety Deone Bucannon matched his career high with eight tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Rams .

    As a rookie in 2014, Bucannon tallied eight tackles on two occasions, and he a reached that threshold for the first time this season. Acting as a pseudo-linebacker has ensured that five defensive backs are on the field at all times, which may hinder his ability to achieve the monster tackle totals of true middle linebackers.

    No matter, his role should keep him near the top of the category among Cardinals defenders, as his 24 tackles rank second to Calais Campbell 's 25.

    Deone Bucannon / moments ago
  • Cardinals DE Calais Campbell was defensive force in Week 4 loss

    Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell was a one-man wrecking crew Sunday against the St. Louis Rams , racking up 11 tackles (10 solo), three tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, and 0.5 sacks.

    Campbell Fighting Camels was everywhere in Week 4, but the Cardinals' defense itself was unable to force a turnover, after accumulating seven (all interceptions) over the course of the first three weeks of the season. Stuck in the 50-to-75 tackle territory in each of the past five campaigns, he currently has 25 to his credit, which is a career-best pace. On the other side of the coin, the half sack Sunday was his first in the category in 2015, so he has some work to do to uphold his standard (6-to-9 sacks in six consecutive seasons).

    Calais Campbell / 31M ago
  • Bills safety Bacarri Rambo likely out for Sundays matchup with Titans

    Buffalo Bills safety Bacarri Rambo (thigh) will likely miss Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans , Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

    Rambo has been filling in for Aaron Williams (neck), which means the Bills may be down to a third-string safety for Sunday's game in Tennessee. Duke Williams would likely get the start, and Buffalo's defense is otherwise in good health.

    Bacarri Rambo / 1H ago
  • Texans WR Nate Washington misses practice, might sit out Week 5

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nate Washington (hamstring) was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice.

    Cecil Shorts (shoulder) is expected to miss Thursday's game against the Indianapolis Colts , and Washington Huskies appears no better than questionable. Rookies Keith Mumphery and Jaelen Strong may be forced into expanded roles alongside NFL target-leader DeAndre Hopkins .

    Nate Washington / 2H ago
  • Colts safety Mike Adams unable to practice Tuesday

    Indianapolis Colts safety Mike Adams was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice due to a neck injury. Adams wasn't on Monday's injury report, so he may have suffered an injury at practice.

    With 24 tackles and an interception, he's on pace for numbers that would look similar to last year's. If Adams misses Thursday's game against the Houston Texans , either Clayton Geathers or Colt Anderson will get the start.

    Mike Adams / 2H ago
  • Colts TE Dwayne Allen logs another full practice on Tuesday

    Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle) was listed as a full practice participant for the second straight day on Tuesday's injury report.

    With Allen on track to return from a one-game absence, Coby Fleener figures to lose some snaps and targets. When both tight ends are healthy, neither can be counted on for much of anything.

    Dwayne Allen / 2H ago
  • Colts QB Andrew Luck takes most of first-team snaps Tuesday

    With Matt Hasselbeck bothered by an illness, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) took most of the first-team snaps at Tuesday's practice, according to the team's website.

    Between Hasselbeck's illness and the fact that it was a light practice, Luck's dominance of the snaps doesn't carry much significance.

    Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Luck is trending in the right direction, but Pagano also suggested that the team won't push things. Even after Monday's optimistic reports, Luck may be headed for a game-time decision Thursday against the Houston Texans .

    Matt Hasselbeck / 3H ago
  • Report: Ravens could trade for wideout to help Joe Flacco

    The Baltimore Ravens may explore trades to give Joe Flacco more help at wide receiver, reports.

    Steve Smith (back) will miss at least one game, Michael Campanaro (back) is done for the year and Breshad Perriman (knee) is out indefinitely. Flacco is thus left with Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown, Darren Waller and Chris Givens, whom was recently acquired for a seventh-round draft pick.

    The Ravens might consider making a bigger splash, but their cap situation only allows for so much and there aren't many teams that can spare a starting-caliber wide receiver. Flacco will have a decimated supporting cast for a Week 5 matchup with a Cleveland team that can't stop the run. Unless the Ravens fall behind by multiple scores, Flacco will likely take a backseat to the running game.

    Joe Flacco / 4H ago
  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford totals 203 passing yards in Week 4 loss

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 24 of 35 passes for 203 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in Monday night's loss to the Seattle Seahawks .

    Stafford and the Lions' offense struggled to move the ball Monday night, leading to just three points before Detroit's defense scored their lone touchdown. While the Seahawks' stingy home defense surely contributed toward Stafford's unexciting performance, it's encouraging that Monday marked Stafford's first game this season without a turnover. Additionally, Stafford came agonizingly close to having a touchdown pass wideout Calvin Johnson , but a goal line fumble by Johnson erased those potential points. On the whole, Stafford's production was relatively limited Monday and he'll hope next weekend's matchup against the Arizona Cardinals and offer more scoring opportunities.

    Matthew Stafford / 18H ago
  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson totals 287 passing yards in Week 4 win

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed 20 of 26 passes for 287 yards and one touchdown, and also rushed 10 times for 40 yards and lost two fumbles in Monday night's win over the Detroit Lions .

    Wilson was regularly pressured by the Lions' defensive front and despite numerous impressive scrambles to evade rushers, he was still sacked six times and lost a pair of fumbles, including one that was returned for a touchdown during the fourth quarter. On the bright side, Wilson's 287 passing yards marked a season-high, as did his 11.04 yards per attempt. Wilson also connected with wideout Doug Baldwin on a 24-yard touchdown pass during the second quarter. So while a lack of protection hurt the Seahawks' offense, Wilson's pocket presence still enabled him to make plays downfield in the passing game.

    Russell Wilson / 19H ago
  • Report: Texans QB Brian Hoyer won't be the starter for Week 5

    Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer , who relieved starter Ryan Mallett in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons , will remain the backup quarterback in Week 5, the Houston Cougars Chronicle reports.

    Hoyer directed three touchdown drives upon entering Sunday's game, but head coach Bill O'Brien is sticking with Mallett when the Texans host the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday.

    Brian Hoyer / 21H ago
  • Rams TE Jared Cook catches trio of passes in Week 4 win

    St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook caught three passes for 22 yards in a 24-22 win against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

    Cook received the second-most targets on the Rams with six, but didn't do much on Sunday. He appears to be Nick Foles ' favorite target, but still only has 14 catches for 161 yards and no scores in four games.

    Jared Cook / 22H ago
  • Colts running back Frank Gore able to practice Tuesday

    Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (foot) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice, Steve Andress of the Colts' official website reports.

    Gore only missed one practice, and there's been no indication that his injury is serious. He should be fine for Thursday's game against the Houston Texans , but Andrew Luck 's (shoulder) status is far less certain.

    Frank Gore / 2H ago
  • Raiders' Del Rio explains why he pulled Latavius Murray on final drive

    Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said running back Latavius Murray didn't play the final drive of Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears because the team felt Roy Helu was a better option for the situation, reports.

    Although Del Rio said Murray wasn't benched, it was pretty clear that the Raiders kept their workhorse off the field because of his mistakes and poor performance throughout the game.

    Murray has otherwise been solid in a three-down role, so his pair of miscues (a lost fumble and bobbled pass) shouldn't have much impact on his workload, unless he makes similar mistakes in the coming weeks. Murray draws a dreadful Week 5 matchup with the dominant Denver Broncos defense.

    Latavius Murray / 5H ago
  • Seahawks RB Fred Jackson reportedly has high ankle sprain

    The Seattle Seahawks believe running back Fred Jackson suffered a high ankle sprain, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

    The diagnosis hasn't been confirmed, but if it is indeed a high ankle sprain, Jackson will likely be out for at least a week or two. He was having a nice game as the passing-down back against the Detroit Lions on Monday, gaining 54 yards on just five touches (two catches) in Marshawn Lynch 's (hamstring) absence. Thomas Rawls is now the only healthy running back on Seattle's roster.

    Fred Jackson / 6H ago
  • Joseph Randle losing handle on role as Cowboys starting RB?

    Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle did not see a snap in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints after nearly fumbling at the goal line for the second consecutive week, The Dallas Morning News reports.

    After being explicitly told not to try and jump over the pile and stretch the ball into the end zone on goal line carries, Randle did exactly that Sunday on a play that was initially ruled a fumble but was overturned on replay to award him the touchdown.

    Lance Dunbar 's season-ending injury will probably keep him in the backfield mix, but with Christine Michael now being worked in as well, Randle's hold on the starting job appears to be slipping.

    Joseph Randle / 8H ago
  • Seahawks' Carroll: Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) showed improvement

    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said running back Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) showed improvement leading up to Monday's win over the Detroit Lions , reports.

    "[Lynch] wasn't quite right," Carroll said after Monday's game. "His best day was today. He ran pretty well in pregame, but they did not think he could sustain through the game and come out healthy again the next week. So we're hoping that by using patience here, that he'll be ready to go this next week."

    Originally listed as questionable, Lynch was ruled out Sunday afternoon, after missing the entire week of practice. He doesn't necessarily need to practice before returning, but it will be an excellent sign for his Week 5 availability if he can at least log a limited session this week. The Seattle offense has a tough matchup in Cincinnati.

    Marshawn Lynch / 9H ago
  • Bills RB Karlos Williams in concussion protocol

    Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said running back Karlos Williams suffered a concussion during Sunday's loss to the New York Giants ,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

    Filling in for LeSean McCoy (hamstring), Williams dominated the snaps in Sunday's loss, but he didn't find much room to run and apparently suffered a concussion. The rookie is now in the NFL's concussion protocol, putting his status for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans in serious question.

    With McCoy likely to miss at least one more game, Williams' absence would leave Anthony Dixon as the lead back.

    Karlos Williams / 9H ago
  • Texans WR Nate Washington misses practice, might sit out Week 5

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nate Washington (hamstring) was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice.

    Cecil Shorts (shoulder) is expected to miss Thursday's game against the Indianapolis Colts , and Washington Huskies appears no better than questionable. Rookies Keith Mumphery and Jaelen Strong may be forced into expanded roles alongside NFL target-leader DeAndre Hopkins .

    Nate Washington / 2H ago
  • Falcons place WR Devin Hester on short-term IR

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (toe) has been placed on injured reserve/designated to return, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

    Hester missed the first four games of the season, and he won't be eligible to return until Week 13. If he were healthy, he'd likely just the No. 3 wide receiver, albeit with a key role in the return game.

    Devin Hester / 5H ago
  • Roddy White frustrated with role in Falcons offense

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White expressed frustration with his decreasing role in the Atlanta offense, reports.

    "I've contributed to offenses for this franchise for the last nine, 10 years," White said Monday. "It always bothers me when I go out and don't catch any balls in a game because it hasn't happened in so long."

    White has 13 targets through four games despite playing most of the offensive snaps. The Falcons appreciate what he's done for the franchise, but there's no reason to believe that White's frustration will impact the thinking of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterback Matt Ryan .

    Ultimately, White will probably accept that he's now just a complementary player, as this is the best team he's been on since at least 2012.

    Roddy White / 5H ago
  • Packers WR Jeff Janis plays 15 snaps in Week 4 win

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis saw action on 15 offensive snaps but was not targeted in Sunday's victory over the 49ers.

    Janis worked as the Packers' fourth receiver Sunday with Davante Adams (ankle) sidelined, but he was shut out in the passing game for the fourth time in four games this season. Adams could miss further action, but it appears it will take more than that for Janis' fantasy value to see a boost.

    Jeff Janis / 5H ago
  • Vikings WR Charles Johnson (ribs) hopeful to return after bye week

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson (ribs) hopes to return to the field following the Vikings' Week 5 bye, Ben Goessling of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

    Johnson was unable to play in Week 4 due to his rib injury, but he is hoping an extra week of rest and recovery will prevent him from missing any further action. His participation, or lack thereof, in practice next week figures to ultimately determine whether or not he will be able to suit up for the Vikings' Week 6 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs .

    Charles Johnson / 6H ago
  • Report: Texans WR Cecil Shorts (shoulder) will not play Thursday

    Houston Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts (shoulder) will not play in Thursday's game against the Indianapolis Colts , sources told ESPN.

    Shorts dislocated his shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons . With the Texans playing on Thursday night in Week 5, he will not have enough time to recover and play.

    While Shorts will not be able to take the field Thursday, he has not been ruled out beyond this week and will have a chance to return to action in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars .

    Cecil Shorts / 6H ago
  • Colts TE Dwayne Allen logs another full practice on Tuesday

    Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle) was listed as a full practice participant for the second straight day on Tuesday's injury report.

    With Allen on track to return from a one-game absence, Coby Fleener figures to lose some snaps and targets. When both tight ends are healthy, neither can be counted on for much of anything.

    Dwayne Allen / 2H ago
  • Bills place tight end MarQueis Gray on injured reserve

    Buffalo Bills tight end MarQueis Gray (broken forearm) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN reports.

    With Gray ruled out for the season, Chris Gragg and Matthew Mulligan will provide depth at tight end behind Charles Clay . Gray, a former college quarterback, saw just one target in four games this season.

    MarQueis Gray / 5H ago
  • Packers TE Kennard Backman plays three snaps in debut

    Green Bay Packers tight end Kennard Backman suited up in Week 4 for the first time in his professional career but took the field for just three offensive snaps.

    After being scratched in the Packers' first three games, Backman was activated Sunday with Andrew Quarless (knee) unable to play. He was the only active tight end besides Richard Rodgers , but the Packers replaced Quarless' snaps in other ways. Backman will presumably be the Packers' No. 2 tight end for a while with Quarless on short-term IR, but he still has quite a way to go before becoming a fantasy factor.

    Kennard Backman / 5H ago
  • Falcons sign Tony Moeaki due to depth concerns at TE

    Tight end Tony Moeaki was signed by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    With Jacob Tamme (concussion) still recovering in the wake of a Week 4 absence, Moeaki could serve as the No. 2 tight end behind Levine Toilolo in Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins .

    A third-round draft pick back in 2010, Moeaki has struggled with injuries throughout his career, and he no longer possesses the high-end athleticism he had upon entering the league.

    Tony Moeaki / 5H ago
  • Report: MRI reveals Lions TE Eric Ebron has no damage in left knee

    An MRI taken on Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron 's injured left knee revealed no structural damage, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

    The full extent of Ebron's injury has not been revealed, but the MRI results are promising. Ebron's status for the Lions' next game Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals is uncertain, but he will have one fewer day to prepare than he normally would coming off a Monday night game in Week 4.

    Eric Ebron / 6H ago
  • Redskins TE Jordan Reed's (concussion) status for Week 5 is cloudy

    Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will undergo the league's concussion protocol after suffering what is believed to be his at least his 4th concussion, the Washington Post reports.

    Reed's last concussion was in 2013 and forced him to miss the final six games of the season.

    There's no telling the severity of the concussion until he is reviewed by doctors later in the week. In addition to the concussion he is also dealing with a sprained MCL. Reed's availability for Week 5 is not looking very good. If he's unable to play Derek Carrier will start in his place.

    Jordan Reed / 8H ago
  • Texans' O'Brien says Nick Novak not yet comfortable with kicking operation

    Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said kicker Nick Novak is adjusting to the kicking operation -- the snapper and the holder -- when discussing Novak's miss in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons , the Houston Chronicle reports.

    O'Brien acknowledged the actual kick -- a 53-yarder that fell well short of the crossbar -- was not close, but he wants to see Novak getting "comfortable with the whole operation."

    Nick Novak / 10H ago
  • Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein remains perfect through four games

    St. Louis Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein connected on a 30-yard field goal and hit all three of his extra points in Sunday's 24-22 victory against Arizona Wildcats .

    Although he hasn't been used extensively, Zuerlein has still been rock solid with six field goals and eight extra points. While that's not going to garner much fantasy attention, he certainly has produced as well as St. Louis could have hoped thus far.

    Greg Zuerlein / 22H ago
  • Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos makes seven field goals in Week 4 loss

    Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos made all seven of his field goal attempts Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals .

    Santos had all of four field goal attempts through three weeks this season, but nearly tripled his total with his efforts Sunday. The Chiefs face the relatively porous defense of the Chicago Bears in Week 5, which could lead to a fair amount of scoring chances for a team averaging 25 points per game.

    Cairo Santos / 1D ago
  • Vikings kicker Blair Walsh misses another field goal in Week 4 loss

    Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh made two of three field goals and both extra point attempts in Sunday's loss at Denver Pioneers . He missed a 39-yard field goal attempt. "He needs to make those kicks. It's disappointing," head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities.

    Walsh's struggles continue as he's missed a field goal in his of his last seven games, including the preseason. He's 5 of 7 on field goal attempts during the regular season.

    Blair Walsh / 1D ago
  • Chargers PK Josh Lambo nails three in Week 4 victory

    San Diego Chargers placekicker Josh Lambo was officially 3 for 3 on field goals attempts, including the game-winner, and was also perfect on three extra points in helping defeat the Browns on Sunday.

    Lambo was good from 46, 45, and 39 yards, but he missed a 44-yard attempt on the final play of regulation only to be bailed out by a penalty on the Browns.

    In a year in which plenty of kickers have already missed important kicks for teams throughout the league, Lambo was extremely fortunate to get a do-over in this one.

    Josh Lambo / 1D ago
  • Packers kicker Mason Crosby scores five points in Week 4

    Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby made 1 of 2 field goals and 2 of 2 extra points in Sunday's victory over the 49ers.

    Crosby missed his first field goal of the season at the end of the first half Sunday, but he made his next attempt, from 31 yards out. Crosby has totaled 33 points on seven field goals and 12 extra points through four games this season.

    Mason Crosby / 1D ago
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