NFL Player News

  • Virgil Green TE | DEN

    Broncos' Virgil Green: Snags two catches

    Green caught two of four targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 20-17 loss to Cincinnati.

    It was Green's first multi-catch game since Week 3, but the good news ends there. With only Green and Austin Traylor, playing his first career game, suited up on Sunday, Traylor saw more snaps than Green -- 53 to 41. Green has been entrenched as Denver's starter over the past two seasons, but the release of A.J. Derby and firing of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy shows that Denver is looking to shake things up to end the season. Look for Denver to see what it has in the likes of Traylor and Jeff Heuerman down the stretch as Green faces free agency this coming offseason.

  • Austin Traylor TE | DEN

    Broncos' Austin Traylor: Targeted five times

    Traylor caught four of five targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bengals.

    It wasn't a bad career debut for Traylor, who was activated after Denver's tight-end room caught the injury bug. Not only did Traylor haul in four catches, he led the team's tight ends in offensive snaps -- 53 to 41 over starter Virgil Green. Traylor's ability to split out wide certainly looked appealing for a Denver offense that has struggled to squeeze production out of its tight ends. With more questions than answers in Denver's offense, expect Traylor to continue to get plenty of looks -- especially after the team cut pass-catching tight end A.J. Derby.

  • Marcedes Lewis TE | JAC

    Jaguars' Marcedes Lewis: Snags a touchdown

    Lewis reeled in both of his targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-7 win over the Browns.

    Lewis faked as though he was blocking on a play-action pass in the first quarter and then slipped out for a 10-yard touchdown, the Jaguars' first score of the game. The touchdown was Lewis' second in the past four games and fifth of the season -- the second most of his career. Even though Lewis ranks just sixth on a bottom-10 passing team in catches, he has three more touchdowns than any other Jaguar target. His production is getting hard to ignore.

  • Maxx Williams TE | BAL

    Ravens' Maxx Williams: Kept to six yards

    Williams caught both of his targets for six total yards in Sunday's 23-0 win over Green Bay.

    A bum ankle has taken a big chunk out of Williams' season, but he's working his way back into the fold. He's caught five passes in his two weeks back in action and edged Ben Watson for second among Baltimore tight ends with 34 total snaps. Baltimore features the tight end in its offense more than most teams, but that's not enough to make Williams worth keeping an eye on in what is the NFL's weakest passing offense based on yards per game.

  • Texans' Stephen Anderson: Totals 22 yards

    Anderson caught one of three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 31-21 win over Arizona.

    Anderson's lone catch came on a deep ball early in the fourth quarter that set up a D'Onta Foreman touchdown run. It was the eighth time in nine games that he was held to two catches or fewer. Anderson remains more of a special teams contributor (15 snaps Sunday) than an offensive weapon (13 snaps) behind starter C.J. Fiedorowicz.

  • Cardinals' Jermaine Gresham: Targeted once

    Gresham was targeted once and recorded a 10-yard catch in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Texans.

    You have to feel for Gresham. The former first-round pick was scoreless through the first six games of the season before going on a two-game touchdown streak to enter Sunday. All of a sudden, the new young gun -- Ricky Seals-Jones -- pops off two touchdowns in one game and Gresham is relegated to a single catch. Gresham's starting gig is far from on the line, he logged 45 offensive snaps to Seals-Jones' eight, but his production could keep taking hits if Seals-Jones heats up.

  • Jordan Reed TE | WAS

    Redskins' Jordan Reed: Absent from practice Tuesday

    Reed (hamstring) didn't take part in Tuesday's practice.

    Reed will probably need to put in at least a limited practice Wednesday to have a shot at suiting up Thanksgiving Day against the Cowboys. Given that Reed has been sidelined for the last three games and still hasn't resumed taking part in full drills with the team, it seems more likely than not he'll be in store for another absence Thursday, paving the way for Vernon Davis to earn another start at tight end.

  • Johnny Mundt TE | LAR

    Johnny Mundt: Waived by Rams

    Mundt was waived by the Rams on Tuesday.

    Mundt was promoted to the active roster earlier in November, making two appearances during his stay with the Rams. He could rejoin Los Angeles' practice squad if he clears waivers.

  • Jared Cook TE | OAK

    Raiders' Jared Cook: Ties season low in receptions

    Cook caught two passes on five targets for 36 yards during Sunday's 33-8 loss to the Patriots.

    Coming off his best performance of the year in which he racked up 126 yards on eight receptions against the Dolphins prior to the Raiders' bye week, Cook fell back to earth in Week 11 despite Derek Carr being forced to attempt 49 passes. Cook did play a role in the Raiders' longest play of the day, connecting with Carr on a 26-yard completion during the second quarter. Cook will look to find the end zone for just the second time all season in Week 12 against Denver.

  • Jason Witten TE | DAL

    Cowboys' Jason Witten: Only one catch Sunday

    Witten caught his only target for seven yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

    Dak Prescott's struggles dragged down the production of the entire Cowboys passing attack in this one, but it was hardly the first time Witten's been nearly invisible this season -- he's had four games in 2017 with single-digit receiving yards. The future Hall of Famer is clearly reaching the end of his illustrious career, but he may still have one or two more solid performances left in him.