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|Meriweather (concussion) listed questionable||09-21-2013|
|Brandon Meriweather S NYG|
Redskins SS Brandon Meriweather (concussion) is officially listed as questionable for Week 3.
|Meriweather was a limited participant in practice all week and is still being evaluated for concussion-like symptoms. He'll be a game-time decision Sunday against the Lions.|
|Le'Veon Bell won't make his debut on Sunday||09-21-2013|
|Le'Veon Bell RB PIT|
Le'Veon Bell (foot) is not expected to play in Sunday night's game against the Bears.
Ed Bouchette on Twitter
|Bell earned a questionable tag by participating in practice this week. He's still at least another week away from playing in a game. That leaves the Steelers with the hideous three-headed monster of Felix Jones, Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer once again. Even desperate owners should avoid the Steelers backfield in Week 3.|
|Chung (shoulder) could practice Tuesday||09-21-2013|
|Patrick Chung SS NE|
Eagles FS Patrick Chung (shoulder) could be cleared to practice Tuesday.
|Chung had a sling on his left arm Friday, but is only dealing with a shoulder contusion. He's considered day-to-day and the Eagles expect him to play in Week 4.|
|Raiders TE Ausberry ruled out for Week 3||09-21-2013|
|David Ausberry TE DET|
|Raiders TE David Ausberry has been ruled out for Week 3.||Ausberry still hasn't returned to practice and remains week to week. The Raiders will go with a committee of Jeron Mastrud and Mychal Rivera for Monday night's game against the Broncos.|
|Raiders LG Lucas Nix (ankle) questionable||09-21-2013|
|Lucas Nix G CHI|
|Raiders LG Lucas Nix (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Broncos.||Nix practiced on a limited basis Saturday and will likely come down to a game-time decision. Even if healthy, Andre Gurode is expected to start at left guard.|
|Dee Milliner not expected to start Sunday||09-21-2013|
|Dee Milliner CB NYJ|
Jets rookie LCB Dee Milliner is not expected to start Sunday against the Bills
New York Post
|Milliner was benched in the second half of Week 2 for fear that he might lose his confidence if the Patriots continued to pick on him. Coach Rex Ryan remains noncommittal on if he'll regain his starting job, but confirmed he'll be part of the rotation Sunday and play significant snaps. Darrin Walls should continue to see the majority of playing time in the Jets' base defense.|
|Seahawks add OL Caylin Hauptmann||09-21-2013|
|Caylin Hauptmann T NE|
|Seahawks signed OL Caylin Hauptmann.||He'll take to spot of Russell Okung (foot, injured reserve/designated for return) on the 53-man roster. The Seahawks were down to just eight offensive linemen after releasing Mike Person last week. An undrafted free agent, Hauptmann was signed off the Browns practice squad.|
|Dan Williams questionable for Week 3||09-21-2013|
|Dan Williams DT OAK|
Cardinals NT Dan Williams is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints due to a personal matter.
Darren Urban on Twitter
|Williams did not travel with the team and his status for Week 3 is now up in the air. If Williams can't go, the Cardinals will start Frostee Rucker at nose tackle. Second-year DT Alameda Ta'amu could also be active for the first time since being claimed on waivers.|
|Fluker (concussion) expected to miss Week 3||09-21-2013|
|D.J. Fluker OG SD|
Chargers RT D.J. Fluker (concussion) has been ruled out Sunday's game against the Titans.
Union-Tribune San Diego
|Miles Burris (knee) looking to return Week 7||09-21-2013|
|Miles Burris LB OAK|
Raiders LB Miles Burris (knee, reserve/PUP) is targeting a Week 7 return.
CSN Bay Area
|Burris is still working his way back from offseason knee surgery, but hasn't had any setbacks and could be activated when first eligible. He struggled mightily as a rookie starter in 2012 and will provide depth at all three linebackers spots.|
|ESPN Boston projects Gronk as inactive||09-21-2013|
|Rob Gronkowski TE NE|
ESPN Boston is projecting Rob Gronkowski as an inactive for Sunday's game against the Bucs.
|Reporter Mike Reiss is just guessing here, not reporting. He says that "if this were a playoff game," the feeling is that Gronk would suit up. But given a Week 3 home game against the Bucs, there's "no need to rush things." We'll know Gronk's official status by noon on Sunday.|
|Report: Ray Rice (hip) could miss two weeks||09-21-2013|
|Ray Rice RB BAL|
A source tells the Baltimore Sun that Ray Rice's hip flexor strain is regarded as a two-week injury.
Aaron Wilson on Twitter
|Rice is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Texans, leaving Bernard Pierce as a very solid RB2 play. Per beat writer Aaron Wilson, Rice's two-week timetable is "on the safe side." For now, we can consider him questionable for a Week 4 game at Buffalo.|
|Broncos add OLB Phillips to injury report||09-21-2013|
|Shaun Phillips LB IND|
Broncos DE/OLB Shaun Phillips (back) was added to the team's Week 3 injury report and is listed as questionable.
Aaron Wilson on Twitter
|The Broncos take on the Raiders on Monday night. Phillips has been filling in for suspended Von Miller, and he has 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble after two games. Malik Jackson would likely see more snaps if Phillips sits out.|
|Colts ILB Pat Angerer ruled out for Week 3||09-21-2013|
|Pat Angerer LB ATL|
Colts ILB Pat Angerer (knee) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the 49ers.
Mike Chappell on Twitter
|Angerer missed Week 1 with a concussion before returning to play 58-of-66 snaps last week against the Dolphins. Frank Gore is a borderline RB1 this week.|
|Cowboys want DeMarco Murray to gain weight||09-21-2013|
|DeMarco Murray RB TEN|
ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys want DeMarco Murray to gain weight.
Calvin Watkins on Twitter
|Murray currently tips the scales at 208 pounds. The Cowboys list him at 215 on the team's official website. They want him to be 216. Murray weighed in at 213 at the 2011 Combine. The Cowboys wanted Felix Jones to gain weight a couple years ago, and he was never the same player after. Murray already struggles to make defenders miss. Asking him to gain weight may not be the right move.|
|Giants CB Webster (hip) ruled out for Week 3||09-21-2013|
|Corey Webster CB NYG|
Giants CB Corey Webster (hip) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Panthers.
Ohm Youngmisuk on Twitter
|Aaron Ross will start in his place opposite Prince Amukamara. What was already a juicy matchup for Cam Newton and Steve Smith gets even better.|
|Bucs promote TE Noble to active roster||09-21-2013|
|Danny Noble TE JAX|
Bucs signed TE Danny Noble off their practice squad.
Aaron Wilson on Twitter
|Tight ends Luke Stocker (hip) and Tom Crabtree (ankle) are listed as questionable on the injury report. Noble caught five passes for 43 yards in the preseason.|
|Bucs give up on Peyton Hillis after two games||09-21-2013|
|Peyton Hillis RB NYG|
Bucs released RB Peyton Hillis.
Jason La Canfora on Twitter
|Hillis was active for Week 1 but didn't see the field. He was a healthy scratch last week. During the preseason, Hillis rushed 38 times for 147 yards (3.9 YPC) mainly against backups. He was No. 4 on the depth chart behind Doug Martin, Brian Leonard, and Mike James. Hillis' career may be coming to a close.|
|Jaguars promote WR Ebert to active roster||09-21-2013|
|Jeremy Ebert WR ATL|
|Jaguars signed WR Jeremy Ebert off their practice squad and waived OG Jacques McClendon.||Ebert is needed as receiver depth with Mike Brown (back) out.|
|Texans LT Brown (toe) ruled out for Sunday||09-21-2013|
|Duane Brown OT HOU|
Texans LT Duane Brown (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Ravens.
Tania Ganguli on Twitter
|Bengals sign CB Lewis-Harris from p-squad||09-21-2013|
|Chris Lewis-Harris CB BAL|
Bengals signed CB Chris Lewis-Harris off their practice squad and waived S Jeromy Miles.
Geoff Hobson on Twitter
|Lewis-Harris made two tackles in two games for the Bengals last season. He was promoted because CBs Pacman Jones (abdomen, questionable), Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring, doubtful), and Brandon Ghee (concussion, out) are all injured.|
|Fred Davis added to Redskins' injury report||09-21-2013|
|Fred Davis TE NE|
Fred Davis (ankle) was added to the Redskins' Week 3 injury report and is listed as questionable.
John Keim on Twitter
|Davis was a full participant in practice this week, so he must have suffered the injury Friday afternoon. His status for this week's game against the Lions is now up in the air. Davis has just two catches for 25 yards through two games and was benched in the second half last week for missing some assignments as a blocker. Bump Jordan Reed up your Week 3 tight end rankings slightly.|
|Mathis to start ahead of Slay this week||09-21-2013|
|Rashean Mathis CB DET|
Lions CB Rashean Mathis is expected to start ahead of rookie Darius Slay this week against the Redskins.
|Slay started each of the first two weeks, but was worked by Jerome Simpson in Week 1. The second-rounder was benched by the team in both games. Per Pro Football Focus, Mathis has allowed just four catches for 21 yards on ten targets. He looks to be finally recovered from a 2011 torn ACL.|
|Aaron Ross to get start for Giants on Sunday||09-21-2013|
|Aaron Ross CB CLE|
Giants CB Aaron Ross will get the start opposite Prince Amukamara this week versus Carolina with Corey Webster (hip, doubtful) likely to sit out.
New York Daily News
|Ross, 31, has 50 career starts under his belt, starting nine games for Jacksonville last season a year after registering 15 starts for the Giants. However, he's coming off a Week 2 loss to the Broncos where he didn't play a single snap. Ross then said he didn't know what his role was with the team. This is shaping up as a stellar matchup for Cam Newton and Steve Smith.|
|Cowboys LE Spencer a game-time decision||09-21-2013|
|Anthony Spencer LB NO|
Cowboys LE Anthony Spencer (knee) did not practice Friday and is considered a true game-time decision for Week 3 against the Rams.
Bryan Broaddus on Twitter
|Spencer didn't practice Wednesday or Friday, getting in a limited session Thursday. He made his season debut against the Chiefs last week, playing 38 snaps. Spencer said his knee held up well, but he's clearly not 100 percent yet. George Selvie will continue to see plenty of snaps off the edge for Dallas.|