NFL Player News

  • Texans WR Nate Washington (hamstring) questionable for Week 6

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nate Washington 's (hamstring) status remains cloudy, the Houston Cougars Chronicle reports.

    Per coach Bill O'Brien, there is a better chance that fellow wideout Cecil Shorts will return to action next week than Washington Huskies . Though we suppose that Washington's Week 6 outlook could look up in the coming days once the Houston Texans resume practice, Friday's report makes such an outcome seem iffy.

  • Cecil Shorts WR | HOU

    Texans' Cecil Shorts: Could return next week

    Per coach Bill O'Brien, there is a better chance that Houston Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts (shoulder) will return to action next week than fellow wideout Nate Washington, the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Shorts, who is bouncing back from a dislocated left shoulder that didn't require surgery, is out of the sling that he was sporting earlier this week, thus opening the door for a possible return to action as soon as Week 6 against the Jaguars.

  • Steelers' Martavis Bryant: Week 5 status not clear

    The Week 5 status of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant "remains murky," per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    Bryant returned to the team last Friday after serving a four-game suspension, but he indicated Wednesday that he missed practice because of "soreness." The report adds that the Steelers don't have to put Bryant's name on their official injury report until he is added to the team's 53-man roster.

    We'll continue to monitor this situation, but unless his status is further clarified before the first wave of Sunday kickoffs, there will be risk in rolling with him this week given that Pittsburgh plays San Diego on Monday night.

  • Jacoby Jones WR | SD

    Chargers WR Jacoby Jones (ankle) practices Friday

    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Jacoby Jones (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Friday.

    While Jones' status for Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is uncertain, his potential return arrives at a good time, given that fellow wideout Stevie Johnson is dealing with a hamstring injury.

  • Malcom Floyd WR | SD

    Chargers' Malcom Floyd: Practices fully again

    San Diego Chargers veteran wideout Malcom Floyd (concussion) practiced fully Friday.

    With back-to-back full practices under his belt this week, Floyd is trending toward a probable designation for the Monday night game against the Steelers.

  • Chargers WR Steve Johnson misses practice Friday

    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Steve Johnson (hamstring) did not practice Friday.

    More on Johnson's status Saturday, but unless he returns to practice -- and looks good in doing so -- he looks like a risky Week 5 play, given the Chargers' Monday night kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers .

  • Pierre Garcon WR | WAS

    Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is listed as probable for Sunday

    Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Atlanta.

    Garcon was a full participant throughout the week of practice, confirming that his sore knee is a non-issue. With DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and Jordan Reed (concussion) both missing a game in which the Redskins are heavy underdogs, Garcon could be in for massive volume.

  • Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle) probable for Sunday

    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos , CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair reports.

    Crabtree, who checks in with 23 catches for 264 yards and a TD through four games, will have his work cut out for him Sunday, while facing a Denver defense that has allowed a league-low average of 185.2 passing yards per game to date.

  • Saints' Brandin Cooks: Listed as probable

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (ankle) has been deemed probable for the Sunday game in Philadelphia.

    Just as he did last week, Cooks logged full practices Thursday and Friday, following limited participation Wednesday. He's been one of the bigger disappointments this season, but a Week 5 matchup with the Eagles could still lead to a nice day.

  • Brice Butler WR | DAL

    Cowboys WR Brice Butler (hamstring) out for Week 5

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots .

    Butler Bulldogs served as the No. 4 wide receiver in a Week 4 loss to the New Orleans Saints , catching one pass for 67 yards on his first target of the season. He had a chance to make it a touchdown, but he pulled up lame with the injury and was unable to reach the end zone. In Butler's absence, Rodney Whitehead will provide depth behind Terrance Williams , Devin Street and Cole Beasley .