C.J. Spillman being investigated by police
C.J. Spillman | DAL
(October 1, 2014 9:40 PM EDT)
Cowboys S C.J. Spillman is being investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on September 20.
Spillman was allowed to play against the Rams on September 21. Grapevine (TX) police say Spillman was "involved" in a sexual assault at the Cowboys' team hotel. "He is involved in the investigation," said a police spokesman. "We are looking into the matter." As the NFL is trying to crack down hard on crimes like the one Spillman is accused of, he could face a lengthy suspension.
New York Daily News
Tramaine Brock to miss Week 5
Tramaine Brock | SF
(October 1, 2014 8:53 PM EDT)
49ers LCB Tramaine Brock (toe) will miss Week 5.
Brock is still nursing a sprained big toe on his right foot. Perrish Cox will continue to start opposite Chris Culliver, with rookie Jimmie Ward in the slot.
CSN Bay Area
Report: Aaron Dobson 'mouthed off' to Pats OC
Aaron Dobson | NE
(October 1, 2014 8:46 PM EDT)
A source told the Boston Globe that Aaron Dobson was deactivated in Weeks 3 and 4 because he "mouthed off" to Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.
"Mouthing off" to Belichick wannabe McDaniels apparently costs you two full games, despite the Patriots' glaring needs at perimeter wide receiver. 23 years old, big, and fast, Dobson would give New England an offensive element it sorely lacks, but it sounds like McDaniels is putting his ego before the team. Dobson's status going forward is unclear. He's just a WR5 stash in 12-team leagues.
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David Nelson will miss Week 5
David Nelson | NYJ
(October 1, 2014 8:09 PM EDT)
David Nelson is expected to miss Week 5 with a "severe low ankle sprain."
The Jets will turn to a three-receiver set of Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, and Greg Salas. Nelson never had fantasy football value in the first place.
ESPN New York
Malcom Floyd misses practice
Malcom Floyd | SD
(October 1, 2014 8:07 PM EDT)
Malcom Floyd missed Chargers practice Wednesday with an illness.
There are no indications the illness is a Week 5 concern, although we'll update Floyd's status on Thursday. The Chargers are preparing to host the Jets.
Corey Liuget dealing with concussion
Corey Liuget | SD
(October 1, 2014 8:02 PM EDT)
Chargers RE Corey Liuget suffered a concussion in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
He did practice on a limited basis Wednesday, which suggests Liuget has already passed the first few steps of the NFL's protocol concussion testing. The Chargers play the Jets next. Liuget is on pace for 60 tackles and six sacks.
Union-Tribune San Diego
Donnie Avery misses practice Wednesday
Donnie Avery | KC
(October 1, 2014 7:42 PM EDT)
Donnie Avery (groin) did not practice Wednesday.
Avery is likely dealing with a multi-week injury. He should be considered doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Jake Locker expects to play against Browns
Jake Locker | TEN
(October 1, 2014 7:38 PM EDT)
Jake Locker (wrist) expects to play Sunday against the Browns.
Locker returned to practice Wednesday and was throwing with "no issues." Barring a setback, he should return after missing last week's start against the Colts. Locker will be just a low-end QB2 option.
Associated Press
Joseph Fauria still not ready to practice
Joseph Fauria | DET
(October 1, 2014 7:33 PM EDT)
Joseph Fauria (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
He remains week to week. Rookie Eric Ebron is coming off a breakout 3/34/1 line against the Jets and will continue to have an expanded role.
Rob Gronkowski practicing in full this week
Rob Gronkowski | NE
(October 1, 2014 7:11 PM EDT)
Rob Gronkowski (knee) is practicing in full for Week 5.
It's the first time Gronkowski hasn't been listed as limited all season. Gronk played 31-of-50 snaps (62 percent) in Monday night's loss. The fact that the Patriots are no longer limiting him in practice suggests he's close to returning to an every-down role.