NFL Player News

  • Jay Ajayi RB | MIA

    Dolphins' Jay Ajayi: Will be part of a committee

    Ajayi is expected to be part of a running back by committee Thursday in Cincinnati, Alain Poupart of Dolphins.com reports.

    Coach Adam Gase stated that he was leaning towards using all four of his running backs versus the Bengals. This isn't good news for anyone as it's hard to get into any kind of rhythm when you don't know if you will be in the game from series to series. It also doesn't help that the Dolphins offensive line is beat up so the running game may have problems no matter who is carrying the rock.

  • Chargers' Kenneth Farrow: Doesn't record a touch against Indianapolis

    Farrow didn't play an offensive snap in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

    Farrow's four carries in Week 2 coupled with the loss of Danny Woodhead made it appear as though Farrow was moving toward a larger role. Not the case at the moment. Melvin Gordon accumulated 20 touches during the game with free-agent pickup Dexter McCluster and rookie fullback Derek Watt the only other backs to tote the rock with a total of three catches between them.

  • Broncos' Devontae Booker: Held to 25 yards versus Cincinnati

    Booker rushed for eight yards on four carries and caught one pass for 17 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

    A week after a 10-touch performance against Indianapolis, Booker was back to limited duty against the Bengals. Part of the step back can be attributed to the Bengals' stingy rush defense and the Broncos' efforts in airing it out. Still, two of Booker's first three games have ended with five or fewer touches and less than three yards per carry. Even if the team sees him as a future challenger to C.J. Anderson's roll as top back, it's clear that that time is not right around the corner.

  • J.J. Watt DE | HOU

    Texans' J.J. Watt: Expects to be placed on IR

    Watt (back) expects to be placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

    Watt aggravated a previous back injury during Thursday's outing versus the Patriots and is now slated to be sidelined indefinitely. However, even if he's placed on injured reserve, there's still a chance he'll be able to return much later in the season, so it doesn't necessarily rule him out for the rest of the year. With that said, the Texans are expected to re-sign fellow defensive end Antonio Smith to take Watt's spot on the roster, which should provide them a familiar face on the defensive line for some much-needed additional depth.

  • Byron Bell T | TEN

    Titans' Byron Bell: On injured reserve list

    Bell is currently on the injured reserve list with a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Dragon of NFL.com reports.

    Bell dislocated his ankle back in the first day of OTAs. Rookie first-round draft pick Jack Conklin has filled in nicely at right tackle and will present a major obstacle for Bell to return to starting status in 2017.

  • J.J. Watt DE | HOU

    Texans' J.J. Watt: Could face extended absence with back injury

    Watt aggravated a back injury and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

    Watt battled through the injury over the first three weeks of the season, notching just eight tackles and 1.5 sacks over that span. Rapoport indicated the injury could potentially even cost him the rest of the season, so it's clearly believed to be a serious issue. Devon Still and Joel Heath are candidates to see an increased role in Watt's place.

  • Falcons' Sean Weatherspoon: Notches 10 tackles in Monday win

    Weatherspoon recorded 10 tackles Monday against the Saints.

    Weatherspoon now has 19 tackles over his last two games, and is off to a great start in a category he's never surpassed 115 in his six-year career. In his first term with the Falcons, he also intercepted seven passes in his last two full seasons with the team, so it's possible that he moves himself into consideration as fantasy owners if he can string together a couple more solid performances.

  • Chris Scott G | CAR

    Panthers' Chris Scott: Two weeks from returning

    Scott, who was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 due to a violation of the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs, is set to return Week 5, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    Scott's return will add depth to the Panthers offensive line, something they need desperately after surrendering eight sacks to the Vikings in Week 5.

  • Jaguars' Johnathan Cyprien: Posts 10 tackles in Week 3 loss

    Cyprien recorded a season-high 10 tackles Sunday against the Ravens.

    Cyprien now has 26 tackles, and no fewer than seven in any of his three games this year. He's posted between 104 and 114 tackles in each of his first three seasons, but based on his early performance, he could be eyeing a bit of a breakout in this category this season. He's only recorded one sack and two interceptions during his career, so he's pretty much a single-category performer.

  • Michael Floyd WR | ARI

    Cardinals' Michael Floyd: Could be fully cleared by Thursday

    Floyd (concussion) has been cleared for non-contact activity and coach Bruce Arians remains optimistic he'll be cleared in full by Thursday, Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports.

    Floyd entered the league mandated concussion protocol on Monday and is already seeing vast improvement with his condition. He'll be good to go for non-contact drills on Wednesday and as long as he doesn't have any lingering symptoms, he should be cleared in full come Thursday. With that said, it appears Floyd should be ready for Sunday's matchup with the Rams, but his practice availability over the next few days should either confirm or deny that sentiment.