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  • Dolphins' Duke Riley: Will suit up vs. Bills

    Riley (ankle) does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus the Bills, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Despite being limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday, Riley was a full participant at practice Friday and is in line to play in Week 18. If Jerome Baker (knee) can't go Sunday, Riley could start at linebacker.
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  • Dolphins' Duke Riley: Limited participant again

    Riley (ankle) was a limited participant in practice for the second day in a row Thursday. The linebacker's status for Friday's practice may help determine whether he plays in Sunday's AFC East title game against the Bills on Sunday. Riley has played in all 16 games this season and recorded 39 tackles.
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  • Dolphins' Duke Riley: Solid outing in blowout loss

    Riley recorded six total tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 56-19 loss to the Ravens. Riley has seen increased time on the Dolphins' defense with Jerome Baker (knee) on injured reserve and he made his fourth consecutive start in Week 17. The eighth-year pro has made 21 of his 39 total tackles on the year over the last four weeks, and he'll look to help Miami's defense stop the red-hot Bills in Week 18.
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  • Dolphins' Duke Riley: Activated off COVID-19 list

    Riley (undisclosed) was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Riley was sidelined for Miami's win over the Saints, but he is expected to return Sunday against the Titans. Before his absence, he had totaled 10 tackles across 72 defensive snaps during his three previous contests. He's expected to have a similar workload in Week 17 as he operates as the primary backup to Elandon Roberts and Jerome Baker.
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  • Dolphins' Duke Riley: Moved to COVID-19 list

    Riley (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. Riley will be fighting an uphill battle to gain clearance before Monday's game against the Saints. He has 21 tackles in 14 games this season.
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  • Eagles' Duke Riley: On track for Thursday night

    Coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that he expects Riley (ribs) to suit up against the Giants on Thursday, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports. Riley was limited in Wednesday's practice, but he doesn't carry an injury designation for Thursday's divisional affair. The 26-year-old can be considered fully on track to reclaim his usual starting role in the Eagles' linebacker corps.
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  • Eagles' Duke Riley: Limited on practice estimate

    Riley (ribs) was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's practice estimate. This is Riley's second straight day being listed as a limited participant after he didn't practice at all last week. The 26-year-old has a decent chance to play Thursday against the Giants, although it's tough to have a clear grasp of his progress because the Eagles haven't held a practice this week. If Riley is unable to play, expect Shaun Bradley to fill in at middle linebacker.
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  • Eagles' Duke Riley: Won't face Ravens

    Riley (ribs) is ruled out for Sunday's game against Baltimore. Riley wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week, so his lack of availability doesn't come as much of a surprise. In his stead, Davion Taylor and Alex Singleton are candidates to step into a notable defensive role for Philadelphia.
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  • Eagles' Duke Riley: Sitting out Wednesday

    Riley (ribs) was a nonparticipant during Wednesday's practice. Riley was all over the football in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, making a team-high 13 tackles and a forced fumble. It's unclear when the LSU product suffered the injury, but if he's forced to miss Week 6, Davion Taylor or Alex Singleton could step into a prominent IDP role for the Eagles at linebacker.
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  • Eagles' Duke Riley: Nose for football in Week 5 loss

    Riley amassed a team-high 13 tackles, including one tackle for loss and one forced fumble, during Sunday's 38-29 defeat to Pittsburgh. The 2017 third-round pick had registered two starts and a total of 160 defensive snaps Weeks 1 through 4, but he never eclipsed six tackles in any of those contests. Riley forced a pivotal Eric Ebron fumble in the fourth quarter Sunday, but kicker Jake Elliott was unable to bury a subsequent go-ahead field-goal attempt with 3:18 remaining in regulation. The Eagles match up next against a Ravens offense that is coming off a 161-yard team rushing performance in its Week 5 win over Cincinnati.
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  • Eagles' Duke Riley: Returns to practice

    Riley (illness) practiced with the team Tuesday, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports. Riley missed Monday's practice, but he recovered quickly and rejoined the ongoing competition for a starting outside linebacker job. The 2017 third-round pick mainly played on special teams with the Eagles last season, but he has a 60-tackle season on his resume from his time with the Falcons in 2018. That gives him a realistic shot at securing a job opposite Nate Gerry, but he'll need to beat out Alex Singleton, Davion Taylor and Shaun Bradley.
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  • Falcons' Duke Riley: In pads once again

    Riley (groin) participated in Sunday's practice session, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. He was beset with a groin/hip flexor injury and forced to recuperate over the past two weeks, but now the 25-year-old linebacker makes his return to the field as Atlanta prepares for its third preseason game against the Jets. Riley has struggled to establish himself as a consistently sound tackler since the Falcons selected him No. 75 overall in the 2017 draft, leaving the door open for 2018 sixth-round pick Foyesade Oluokun to surpass him on the depth chart late last season.
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  • Falcons' Duke Riley: Drastic cut in playing time

    Riley collected four tackles and a pass deflection during Sunday's 34-29 victory over Tampa Bay. It may not seem like a substantial feat, but Atlanta held an opponent to fewer than 30 points for the first time in the past four games, bringing an end to a disheartening three-game skid. This came with the team's 2017 third-round pick, Riley having his defensive snap count sliced from an average of 56.8 plays per game between Week 2 and Week 5, to 28 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. The decision to peel back Riley's playing time is likely tied to a turbulent performance against Pittsburgh the game prior in which he missed six of a possible 12 tackles. The team prefers rookie Foyesade Oluokun moving forward, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, leaving Riley's IDP value in flux for the time being.
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  • Falcons' Duke Riley: Officially out Sunday

    Head coach Dan Quinn says Riley (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Riley will miss his first game since entering the league in the third round of this season's draft. He had surgery on his meniscus Wednesday and is expected to miss a few more weeks too. In his absence, expect Kemal Ishmael to take over his workload. Riley has 20 tackles (eight solo) this season, and he has only played over 40 defensive snaps once.
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  • Falcons' Duke Riley: Likely to miss 'a couple weeks' after surgery

    Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday that Riley (knee) will likely be out for "a couple weeks" after undergoing surgery to address a meniscus tear, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. The Falcons haven't provided any information regarding the extent of Riley's meniscus injury, but the fact that he's not being ruled out for the season suggests it's not a tear will require a complete repair, which would necessitate months of rehab. With Riley sidelined for at least the next two games, it's expected that Kemal Ishmael will take on a larger share of snaps at weakside linebacker.
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  • Falcons' Duke Riley: Set for meniscus surgery

    Riley (knee) will undergo surgery this week to repair a torn meniscus, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Riley, a third-round pick out of LSU, had started five of the Falcons' first six games of the season at weak-side linebacker before suffering the knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. The Falcons likely won't issue a timetable for Riley's return until after the surgery is completed, but his specific procedure typically requires four weeks of recovery. In order to address Riley's absence, the Falcons signed veteran Sean Weatherspoon to bolster their depth at the second level.
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  • Falcons' Duke Riley: Undergoing MRI on knee

    Riley suffered a knee sprain in Sunday's loss to the Patriots and will undergo an MRI on Monday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. Riley left Sunday's game and was unable to return, but the severity of the injury is still largely unknown. The MRI should provide more clarity, and the Falcons will likely provide an update on Riley's recovery timetable shortly after.
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  • Falcons' Duke Riley: Leaves with knee injury

    Riley injured his knee during Sunday's game at New England and won't return, Vaugh McClure of ESPN.com reports. Riley exited the contest with the same injury that limited him in practice this week. Kemal Ishmael will take on an expanded role in his absence.
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  • Falcons' Duke Riley: Will start at linebacker

    Riley will be the starting weak-side linebacker for the season opener against the Bears, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Riley was selected in the third round of this year's draft by the Falcons after a successful career at LSU. After an impressive offseason and preseason, Atlanta coaches feel confident in inserting Riley as the starter on the weak side with De'Vondre Campbell making the move to strong-side linebacker.
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  • Falcons' Duke Riley: Picked by Atlanta

    The Falcons selected Riley in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 75th overall. Riley (6-foot, 232 pounds) was a productive player for LSU and has the athleticism (4.58-second 40) to project as a good coverage linebacker, but Deion Jones and De'Vondre Campbell figure to keep his relevance capped.
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