NFL Player News

  • Kevin Norwood WR | CAR

    Panthers' Kevin Norwood: Released from injured reserve

    Norwood (hip) was released from the Panthers' injured reserve list on Friday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

    Norwood, a 2014 fourth-round selection by the Seahawks, has been nursing a hip pointer since Carolina's fourth preseason contest. He's now eligible to sign elsewhere.

  • Chris Ivory RB | JAC

    Jaguars' Chris Ivory: Pleased with conditioning, ready to rumble

    Ivory (ankle/knee) is pleased with his conditioning as the Jaguars prepare to face the Colts in London, the Florida Times-Union reports.

    Despite missing the first two weeks with a still-undisclosed medical issue, Ivory seems to be at close to full strength ahead of Sunday's game. He was limited at Wednesday's practice due to minor knee and ankle injuries, but after logging full sessions both Thursday and Friday, his availability isn't in any question. With Ivory's health no longer the primary concern, attention shifts to his team's complete inability to open holes in the running game. Ivory gained just 14 yards on 12 carries in last week's loss to Baltimore, and T.J. Yeldon is averaging a meager 2.5 yards on his 34 totes this season. On a more optimistic note, Yeldon only took six carries last week, and the Colts aren't exactly a defensive powerhouse.

  • Sammy Watkins WR | BUF

    Bills' Sammy Watkins: Not currently schedule for surgery

    Watkins (foot) isn't scheduled for surgery, but he'll visit with Dr. Robert Anderson to be sure, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

    Watkins was placed on injured reserve Friday, officially ruling him out for at least the next eight weeks. He didn't have any structural damage at last check, but the pain in his surgically-repaired foot has simply refused to subside. Assuming no structural damage is found, he'll likely spend the next eight weeks resting, with the hope that his foot will feel better if he uses it as little as possible. If he does end up needing some kind of procedure, it would likely spell the end of his season.

  • Doug Martin RB | TB

    Buccaneers' Doug Martin: Officially ruled out

    Martin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Denver.

    Martin still hasn't returned to practice and could miss time beyond Sunday, though it could help his cause that the Bucs have an extra day to prepare before facing the Panthers on Monday Night Football in Week 5. Charles Sims will draw another start, this time facing a tough Denver defense after handling 68 of the 90 offensive snaps in a Week 3 loss to the Rams. The Broncos have been surprisingly vulnerable to the run this season, and Sims' receiving ability should ensure he stays involved regardless of the score.

  • Joe Reitz T | IND

    Colts' Joe Reitz: Questionable to play Week 4

    Reitz (back) is questionable for the Colts' Week 4 tilt against the Jaguars, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

    Reitz was forced to leave last week's game after suffering his back injury in the second quarter. If he's unable to play in Week 4 look for Joe Haeg to fill in for him at tackle.

  • Frostee Rucker DE | ARI

    Cardinals' Frostee Rucker: Ruled out for Week 4

    Rucker (knee) will not play in Week 4 against the Buccaneers, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 reports.

    Rucker did not practice this week after not playing in Week 3. Rodney Gunter projects to start at defensive end once again.

  • Kareem Martin LB | ARI

    Cardinals' Kareem Martin: Questionable to play in Week 4

    Martin (knee) is questionable to play in Week 4, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 reports.

    Martin is yet to make his regular season debut as he works his way back from injury. He appears to have an outside chance of playing on Sunday.

  • Nate Palmer LB | TEN

    Titans' Nate Palmer: Questionable for Sunday

    Palmer (knee) is questionable to play in Week 4, Titans' senior writer Jim Wyatt reports.

    Palmer has had a sore knee for several days and even had an MRI, though the results have not been disclosed. If he's unable to play on Sunday look for Sean Spence to see a few extra reps.

  • Tyvon Branch DB | ARI

    Cardinals' Tyvon Branch: Uncertain for Week 4

    Branch (groin) is questionable to play in Week 4 against the Buccaneers, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 reports.

    Branch was limited in practice throughout the week. His status will be confirmed prior to the start of the game.

  • Justin Bethel CB | ARI

    Cardinals' Justin Bethel: Questionable to play in Week 4

    Bethel (foot) is questionable to play in Week 4 against the Buccaneers, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 reports.

    Bethel has been limited to special teams this season, and if he's ultimately unable to play, his absence likely won't have a dramatic impact on the outcome of the game.