NFL Player News
Jeremy Lane was activated from the reserve PUP list Saturday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Lane tore his ACL and suffered a gruesome arm fracture during last year's Super Bowl -- injuries that combined to keep him off the Seattle Seahawks ' active roster until Saturday. The 25-year-old will likely take over as the nickel cornerback quickly, but he could become the starter opposite Richard Sherman in the coming weeks if Cary Williams continues to struggle.
Andrew Hawkins (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Hawkins wasn't able to practice at all this week, so this decision isn't much of a surprise. Considering Taylor Gabriel (concussion) was also ruled out Saturday, Dwayne Bowe or Marlon Moore could see additional time on the field against a struggling Ravens' secondary.
Taylor Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Gabriel and Andrew Hawkins (concussion) were both ruled out Saturday, opening the door for Dwayne Bowe to see additional time on the field as the third receiver behind Travis Benjamin and Brian Hartline. Bowe has struggled to gain any sort of traction this season, recording just three catches for 31 yards on eight targets, but he could benefit from playing a lackluster Baltimore secondary Monday night.
Joe Haden (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
After sustaining his second concussion of the season in a Week 8 contest against the Cardinals, Haden will now miss his third straight game. Pierre Desir or Justin Gilbert will likely get the start in place of the star cornerback.
Marlon Brown (back) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Browns, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
It doesn't seem as if the 24-year-old receiver will be able to suit against the Browns on Monday, considering Brown hasn't been able to practice this week due to a back injury. The Baltimore Ravens are desperately thin at the wide receiver position, but Brown hasn't been much of a factor this year, recording just 14 catches for 112 yards. Jeremy Butler or Kaelin Clay could see some additional targets if Brown is unable to play, but neither receiver figures to factor much into the offense with backup quarterback Matt Schaub set to lead the Ravens the rest of the season after Joe Flacco (ACL/MCL) was placed on IR.
Rishard Matthews (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Greg Likens of Miami Dolphins .com reports.
The nature of the illness is unclear, but it's apparently serious enough to jeopardize Matthews' status for Sunday's game. The Nevada product is coming off of his least-productive game of the season, as he hauled in just one catch on three targets for 15 yards against the Cowboys. If he's held out, the likes of Kenny Stills, Greg Jennings and possibly DeVante Parker could see increased targets.
Case Keenum (concussion) is not in line to start Sunday's game against the Bengals, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
With Keenum recovering from a concussion, he's not in line to start Sunday after taking a hit to the head late in last week's loss to Baltimore. The St. Louis Rams had initially hoped that Keenum would be cleared in time to play Sunday, but it looks like they'll hand the reins of the offense back over to Nick Foles, who was benched after nine uninspiring games as the starter.
Nick Foles will get the start Sunday in place of Case Keenum (concussion), Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
This news comes as no surprise after Keenum suffered a blatant head injury during the St. Louis Rams ' final drive last week against Baltimore. Foles, who began the season as the starter, was benched following a loss to the Bears on Nov. 15, but he'll take back the reins and look to improve upon what's been a struggle-filled season. In nine games, Foles has completed just 56.6 percent of his passes while tossing six interceptions compared to only seven touchdowns. Considering St. Louis faces the Bengals in Cincinnati, the Rams' offense figures to be among the least productive fantasy options in Week 12.
Mark Herzlich (quad) has been upgraded from "out" to "questionable" for Sunday's game against Washington, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.
Herzlich was initially ruled out earlier in the week, but his condition has apparently improved and he'll make the trip to Washington, D.C. with the team. Herzlich has recorded 20 combined tackles in 10 games this season.
Marlon Brown (back) did not practice Saturday, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
While the Baltimore Ravens have not issued an official designation, Brown's chances of playing Monday against Cleveland do not appear to be overly high, as he's now missed three straight practices with a back injury. The Georgia product was not targeted in last week's win over St. Louis, and he has just 14 catches for 112 yards on the season.