Zach Ertz (concussion) practicing on Tuesday
Zach Ertz | PHI
(December 1, 2015 12:30 PM EST)
Zach Ertz (concussion) is practicing Tuesday.
Ertz will have to get in a few limited practices before he is completely cleared of the concussion, but starting the process this early in the week is a good sign for his availability. Ertz should play against New England, but he is not a good fantasy option in a tough matchup.
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Ryan Mathews (concussion) not practicing
Ryan Mathews | PHI
(December 1, 2015 12:24 PM EST)
Ryan Mathews (concussion) is not practicing Tuesday.
Unlike last week Mathews is on the field observing practice, which is at least a step in the right direction. Mathews will need to return to practice by Thursday to have a real shot to play this week. He will likely miss at least one more game.
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Tomlin disagrees, says Ben had concussion
Ben Roethlisberger | PIT
(December 1, 2015 12:14 PM EST)
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Ben Roethlisberger did suffer a concussion Week 12 and is in the league's protocol.
Roethlisberger said in a radio interview Tuesday morning he did not suffer a concussion but was diagnosed with a "traumatic ocular migraine." Ben said he plans to practice Wednesday, and we should know then who is closer to the truth. Roethlisberger should still tentatively be expected to play against the Colts.
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Corey Brown returns to practice Tuesday
Corey Brown | CAR
(December 1, 2015 12:05 PM EST)
Panthers WR Corey Brown (shoulder) returned to practice Tuesday.
He has been sidelined since injuring the shoulder in practice prior to Week 11. Brown should be good to go this weekend, but he may have lost his starting job to rookie Devin Funchess.
Jamie Collins (illness) plans to play Sunday
Jamie Collins | NE
(December 1, 2015 12:01 PM EST)
The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports Patriots WLB Jamie Collins (illness) plans to play Sunday.
Collins returned to a limited practice Friday and should be able to get in a couple full sessions this week. With Dont'a Hightower extremely questionable with a sprained MCL, it would be a big boost to get Collins back in the lineup.
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Browns bring back WR(?) Terrelle Pryor
Terrelle Pryor | CLE
(December 1, 2015 11:48 AM EST)
Browns signed WR Terrelle Pryor.
Multiple reports have said Pryor is signing as a wide receiver, but the timing is interesting after Cleveland likely lost Josh McCown for the year with a broken collarbone. The Browns could certainly use help at wide receiver too. Pryor was reportedly in discussion with the Bears before deciding to head back to Cleveland.
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Josh Huff (concussion) expected to play
Josh Huff | PHI
(December 1, 2015 11:42 AM EST)
ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Eagles WR Josh Huff (concussion) is expected to resume practicing this week.
He did not practice Tuesday, but he could return later in the week. As long as he does not suffer any setbacks, Huff should be ready to play against the Patriots. A sporadically used member of a dysfunctional passing game, Huff is not worth rostering in redraft formats.
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Calvin Johnson sits out practice Tuesday
Calvin Johnson | DET
(December 1, 2015 11:40 AM EST)
Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice Tuesday.
This was likely a day of rest after he torched the Eagles for 93 yards and three scores Thanksgiving. He will be a solid WR1 Thursday against the Packers.
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Ty Montgomery 'hasn't made much progress'
Ty Montgomery | GB
(December 1, 2015 11:38 AM EST)
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Ty Montgomery (ankle) "hasn't made much progress" in his recovery.
Montgomery has not played since Week 6 and appeared to suffer a setback in practice two weeks ago. McCarthy said the rookie was headed for further tests. It would not be surprising if he landed on injured reserve.
Hakeem Nicks could be more involved this week
Hakeem Nicks | NYG
(December 1, 2015 11:32 AM EST)
ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano expects Hakeem Nicks to be move involved this week.
Nicks saw two targets and played 11 snaps against Washington, but he did take Rueben Randle's spot in the offense for a series in the first half. Randle has been terrible this season, and Graziano says the Giants like what they have seen from Nicks in practice. We will believe it when we see it, but it would be difficult for anyone to play worse than Randle.