Browns coach Hue Jackson said Monday he is "not sure" if Corey Coleman (hand) will be able to practice this week.
This doesn't sound like a coach confident in his player returning. The Browns have nothing to gain by pushing Coleman to return, and will absolutely make sure he's 100 percent healthy before he plays in a football game again. Coleman's original timetable was 4-6 weeks. He suffered the injury almost exactly five weeks ago. The Browns' bye isn't until Week 13, so we would still fully expect to see Coleman before then.
Bears released RB Joique Bell.
It may be a sign that Jeremy Langford (ankle) is nearing his return.
Eagles claimed DL Taylor Hart off waivers from the 49ers.
Hart is a backup-caliber 3-4 defensive end who will likely serve as a rotational run-stopping defensive tackle in Eagles DC Jim Schwartz's 4-3 scheme.
49ers CB Rashard Robinson is week to week with an MCL sprain.
Adding injury to insult, Robinson got his lunch money stolen by Mike Evans before going down with the sprain on Sunday. He has no timetable for a return. Robinson also suffered a concussion in Week 6. Built like a stringbeanpole at 6-foot-2, 171, Robinson may not lack the build to hold up in the NFL.
ESPN Fantasy has granted Ty Montgomery position eligibility at running back.
"I think he's a running back now," Aaron Rodgers said after the Packers' Week 7 win over the Bears. Montgomery has also been moved to running back on FanDuel, and will be moved to running back on Rotoworld's depth chart as well. Although Montgomery primarily remains a pass catcher, he has spent most of his time in the backfield over the past two games. He is an asset in PPR leagues. Ultimately, Montgomery has more fantasy value in wide receiver slots.
Coach Dan Quinn indicated Monday the Falcons are bracing for Tevin Coleman's hamstring injury to cost him time.
Quinn called Coleman a "quick healer," but also noted he has dealt with hamstring injuries in the past. The Falcons don't want to get themselves in a situation like the Bills' with LeSean McCoy. "We're discussing that big this afternoon," Quinn said. "Fortunately for us, (practice squad RB Terron) Ward is here, and he's somebody that's got game experience in the system and somebody that we can totally rely on." Expect Devonta Freeman to be an every-down workhorse in Week 8 against the Packers' No. 1 run defense.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, LeSean McCoy's (hamstring) Week 8 injury situation is expected to be similar to last week's.
A source told Schefter that McCoy "will be in the same position as last week, probably questionable" to face New England. So, basically, here we go again. McCoy was completely ineffective before aggravating his hamstring injury in last week's loss to Miami, and it's hard to imagine him suddenly regaining effectiveness one week later. McCoy also admitted to experiencing "pain" in the hamstring, which is a bad sign. The Bills need to suck it up and play Mike Gillislee, and let McCoy get healthy for at least a week or two. Pushing McCoy to play against the Dolphins was one of the most irresponsible decisions of the 2016 NFL season.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday he wants rookie Kenneth Dixon to have more involvement going forward.
The Ravens are on a bye in Week 8, but we could see Dixon in a bigger role after that. Dixon shined in preseason games before suffering a sprained MCL. He has appeared in three games since, managing touch totals of 4, 3, and 2. Dixon is only stash worthy in deeper re-draft leagues, but it's not out of the question he becomes a later-season fantasy factor. The Ravens apparently love him.