The Washington Post reports Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has no plans to interfere with the team's Week 15 quarterback decision.
It's been widely speculated that coach Mike Shanahan's bizarre Monday soliloquy about potentially benching Robert Griffin III for Weeks 15-17 to preserve his health was a power play aimed at getting Snyder to intervene — either via overruling Shanahan or firing him — but the owner isn't going to take the bait. Practically begging to be fired, Shanny will now have to look for another way to ruffle his boss' feathers. He's supposedly going to announce his quarterback decision on Wednesday. The situation in Washington is deteriorating into a pathetic melodrama.
Keenan Allen (shoulder) participated in Chargers practice for the second straight day Tuesday.
He'll likely be listed as "full," as he was on Monday. Allen is in no danger of missing Thursday's game against the Broncos, where he'll be a high-end WR2.
Eddie Royal (toe) returned to Chargers practice Tuesday.
It's Royal's first practice of any kind since October, and a sure sign he'll be ready to go on a short week. Royal sat out in Week 13, but returned for Sunday's win over the Giants, catching three passes for 13 yards. He's not on the fantasy radar in 12-team leagues.
Bills waived LB Jamaal Westerman.
Signed midway through training camp, Westerman appeared in 12 games, notching nine tackles and 0.5 sacks. He'll look for special teams work in the offseason.
Bills activated S Jonathan Meeks (ankle) from injured reserve/designated to return.
A fifth-round rookie, Meeks was contributing special teams before going down in early October. He's unlikely to see much, if any, time on defense over the season's final three weeks.
ESPN Dallas confirms that Sean Lee (neck) is considered day to day, and has a "good chance" of playing against Green Bay.
Lee will likely get in extremely few practice reps with the Cowboys on a short week, but barring a setback, it sounds like he'll be out there against the Packers. Dallas' defense has struggled even with Lee in the fold, but is almost unfathomably bad without him. His importance cannot be overstated.
Speaking on his Tuesday radio show, Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) said he still felt pain making "simple movements" in last week's practice, and that he's unsure if he'll be ready to face the Cowboys.
Rodgers far from ruled himself out, but sounded altogether pessimistic about his odds of returning. It was the first time he admitted to having pain in last week's return to padded practice. "Tried a lot (last) Wednesday, didn't feel good," Rodgers said. "Shouldn't be having pain doing simple movements. ... The scan last week did not show healing. We would need different results this week in order to play this week." Rodgers did say he wouldn't need many practice reps in order to be ready for Sunday. He is going to practice on Wednesday, and "try to do things I couldn't do last week without pain." It could change, but Rodgers appears less than 50-50 to return.
Wes Welker (concussion) did not participate in Tuesday's practice.
All signs point toward Welker sitting out against the Chargers on Thursday. He'll likely be officially ruled out on Wednesday.