Report: Bucs to activate Charles Sims by Sat.
Charles Sims | TB
(October 31, 2014 4:04 PM EDT)
ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Bucs are expected to activate rookie Charles Sims from the injured reserve-designated for return list by 4pm ET on Saturday.
The Bucs' third-round pick is expected to be active for Sunday's game against the Browns, but his role remains unclear. The Tampa coaching staff likely hasn't even decided fully yet. Expect Bobby Rainey to get the start, and Sims to be eased in. That would be the conservative projection, of course. There is an outside chance Sims could become a useful flex play by as early as Week 10 against Atlanta. He should be rostered in leagues of all sizes.
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Kenbrell Thiompkins listed as probable
Kenbrell Thompkins | OAK
(October 31, 2014 4:02 PM EDT)
Kenbrell Thompkins (personal) returned to practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 9 at Seattle.
Thompkins has emerged as Oakland's No. 3 receiver behind Andre Holmes and James Jones. He will likely run a lot of routes at Richard Sherman on Sunday.
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Carlos Rogers listed as doubtful
Carlos Rogers | OAK
(October 31, 2014 3:56 PM EDT)
Raiders CB Carlos Rogers (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 9.
Rogers covers the slot in nickel. It's an upgrade to Doug Baldwin's matchup.
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Alfred Blue listed as probable
Alfred Blue | HOU
(October 31, 2014 3:55 PM EDT)
Alfred Blue (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 9.
He's ready to go as Arian Foster's caddie against the Eagles.
Arian Foster listed as probable
Arian Foster | HOU
(October 31, 2014 3:54 PM EDT)
Arian Foster (knee) is listed as probable for Week 9.
He'll be all systems go against the Eagles' solid run defense.
Andre Johnson listed as probable
Andre Johnson | HOU
(October 31, 2014 3:53 PM EDT)
Andre Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 9.
Johnson is a legitimate WR1 against the Eagles' inconsistent secondary.
Geoff Schwartz not ready yet
Geoff Schwartz | NYG
(October 31, 2014 3:36 PM EDT)
The Giants will not activate LG Geoff Schwartz from injured reserve-designated for return before Monday night's game against the Colts.
Schwartz was eligible to return from his toe dislocation this week, but isn't ready. Schwartz is the Giants' best blocker when healthy. His return should give the offensive line a lift down the stretch, but it's still unclear when that will happen. Rookie Weston Richburg has struggled in Schwartz's absence despite oddly making some irrelevant midseason All-Pro teams.
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Reggie Wayne returns to full practice Friday
Reggie Wayne | IND
(October 31, 2014 3:20 PM EDT)
Reggie Wayne (elbow) returned to a full practice on Friday.
Wayne is now back on track to start Monday night's game against the Giants.
Cowboys list Tony Romo (back) as questionable
Tony Romo | DAL
(October 31, 2014 3:17 PM EDT)
Tony Romo (back) is listed as questionable for Week 9 versus Arizona.
He missed a third straight practice on Friday. The fact that playcaller Scott Linehan sounded pessimistic about Romo's chances of playing after practice indicates Romo is on the doubtful side of his "Q" tag, but the Cowboys claim the decision will go down to game time. Regardless of which quarterback is under center, expect Dallas to lean heavily on its rushing attack against the Cards.
Cowboys to move Sean Lee to weak side
Sean Lee | DAL
(October 31, 2014 3:09 PM EDT)
The Cowboys plan to move Sean Lee to weak-side linebacker in 2015.
On injured reserve with a torn left ACL, Lee is expected to be ready for training camp next summer. He will play "Will 'backer" in Rod Marinelli's defense after spending his first four seasons in the middle. The Cowboys will hope Rolando McClain continues to solidify himself as a legitimate starting Mike 'backer.
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