Bucs FB Jorvorskie Lane has broken leg
Jorvorskie Lane | TB
(November 24, 2014 2:39 PM EST)
Bucs FB Jorvorskie Lane has been diagnosed with a broken leg, and requires season-ending surgery.
Lane had played only 77 snaps as the Bucs' lead blocker this season. His loss won't have an effect on Tampa's monumentally-ineffective running game. Going on 28, Lane isn't signed beyond 2014.
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Arians: We failed to get Mike Floyd the ball
Michael Floyd | ARZ
(November 24, 2014 2:34 PM EST)
Speaking Monday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians conceded he "should have done a better job finding ways to get Michael Floyd open" in Sunday's loss.
Floyd was targeted twice in Seattle, catching zero passes. Truth be told, there probably wasn't much Arians could have done to get Floyd more looks against the Seahawks' elite secondary with Drew Stanton at quarterback, but it's encouraging he's at least acknowledged the fact that Floyd should be more involved. Arians had previously been ambivalent about increasing Floyd's targets. Regardless of Arians' intentions, Floyd has been reduced to boom-or-bust WR4 status with Stanton replacing Carson Palmer.
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Cards 'waiting to see' on Fitzgerald's knee
Larry Fitzgerald | ARZ
(November 24, 2014 2:26 PM EST)
Speaking Monday, coach Bruce Arians said the Cardinals are "waiting to see" on Larry Fitzgerald's knee.
Per Arians, Fitz would not have been able to practice Monday. Arians said Sunday that Fitzgerald "couldn't run" in pre-game warmups before the team's loss to Seattle. At this point, it sounds like Fitzgerald would need a miracle to be active for Week 13. We'd consider him no better than 50-50 for Week 14, as well.
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Jordan Matthews (knee) practicing in full
Jordan Matthews | PHI
(November 24, 2014 1:33 PM EST)
Jordan Matthews (knee) is practicing in full for Week 13.
The ascending rookie will be good to go as a high-end WR3 for Thursday's Thanksgiving showdown with the Cowboys.
Zach Ertz (oblique) practicing in full
Zach Ertz | PHI
(November 24, 2014 1:31 PM EST)
Zach Ertz (oblique) is practicing in full for Week 13.
Ertz will be ready to go for the Eagles' Thanksgiving trip to Dallas. Although the Cowboys are allowing the third-most fantasy points to tight ends, Ertz is just a TE2 as he battles his way through a disappointing season.
Vikings lose RT Loadholt to torn pectoral
Phil Loadholt | MIN
(November 24, 2014 1:27 PM EST)
Vikings RT Phil Loadholt has been diagnosed with a torn pectoral, and is done for the season.
Loadholt had missed only one snap before Week 12. Two months shy of his 29th birthday, Loadholt has been a replacement-level player this season. It's not a crippling blow for the 4-7 Vikings, but obviously thins their depth. Mike Harris is the next man up on the depth chart. 2015 is the final year of Loadholt's contract. Due $5.9 million between salary and bonuses, he could be asked to take a pay-cut.
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Report: Tashaun Gipson out for regular season
Tashaun Gipson | CLE
(November 24, 2014 1:18 PM EST)
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Browns FS Tashaun Gipson has been diagnosed with a torn MCL, and is done for the regular season.
Specifically, he'll be sidelined 6-8 weeks. Per Rapsheet, Gipson has avoided ACL damage, however, and could return for the postseason if the Browns elect to hold him off injured reserve. It's a huge blow for 7-4 Cleveland, as Gipson's six interceptions lead the league. Gipson has graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 3 safety. Jim Leonhard and Jordan Poyer are the next men up on the depth chart.
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Report: Ryan Mallett done for the season
Ryan Mallett | HOU
(November 24, 2014 1:09 PM EST)
The Houston Chronicle reports Ryan Mallett (pectoral) is done for the season.
Brutal. Mallett waited over three years for his chance to become an NFL starter, and it ends after two games, only one of which he was healthy for. Mallett's reward for playing hurt in Sunday's loss was 60 minutes of bad film heading into the open market. It's unclear if the Texans will turn back to Ryan Fitzpatrick, or perhaps go into full-on evaluation mode with fourth-round rookie Tom Savage. Heading into his age-27 season as a statue-esque pocket passer with only 79 career throws, Mallett is going to be a strange case in free agency.
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Nick Foles headed for follow up soon
Nick Foles | PHI
(November 24, 2014 12:43 PM EST)
Nick Foles (broken collarbone) is due for a follow-up appointment either this week or next.
The absolute best-case scenario for Foles was thought to be a six-week recovery timetable following his Nov. 2 fracture. That means Week 14, although no one is really expecting that. We also don't know if Foles will even get his starting job back at that point as he wasn't playing at a very high level prior to the injury. Replacement Mark Sanchez has been equally mediocre, but is 2-1 as the starter with three 300-yard games.
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Jarvis Jones practicing with Steelers
Jarvis Jones | PIT
(November 24, 2014 11:44 AM EST)
Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones (wrist surgery) is practicing Monday.
Jones remains on injured reserve with a designation for return. Assuming all goes smoothly, he'll likely be activated sometime in the next two weeks. This Steelers defense desperately needs Jones, Troy Polamalu, Ryan Shazier and even Ike Taylor back as soon as possible.
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