ESPN's Vikings blogger Ben Goessling reports Adrian Peterson (foot) will not need surgery, but he is not expected to play in Week 15 against the Eagles.
Peterson is in a walking boot after suffering what the Vikings are calling a "mid-foot sprain" Sunday against the Ravens. The news that he doesn't need surgery is great for the long term, but we still need to consider Peterson questionable at best for the remainder of the 2013 season. The Vikings are 3-9-1. They'll be in full-blown evaluation mode for the final three weeks. Risking the franchise player's health may not be worth it. For however long Peterson is sidelined, Toby Gerhart will handle lead-back duties. He needs to be owned in all formats.
Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) is expected to miss a "few weeks."
Rhodes, the No. 25 overall pick in April's draft, went down in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Ravens. He's likely dealing with a high-ankle sprain and could be sent to injured reserve. Rhodes is the only regular Vikings corner to have a positive grade at Pro Football Focus this season.
Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris (hamstring) is active for Monday night's Week 14 game against the Bears.
Harris was the only Dallas player in question for the game. He'll occasionally work in as the No. 5 receiver and play on special teams. Inactive for the Cowboys are CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring), DB Jakar Hamilton, LB Justin Durant, LB DeVonte Holloman, DE Everette Brown, LB Orie Lemon, and OT Darrion Weems.
Bears declared Jay Cutler (ankle), WLB Lance Briggs (shoulder), DT Christian Toupou, DE Cornelius Washington, S Sean Cattouse, OT Jonathan Scott, and OG James Brown inactive for Monday night's Week 14 game against Dallas.
Cutler returned to practice this past week, but it wasn't enough to get him cleared in time to make tonight's start. He's likely eyeing a Week 15 return. Briggs was injured in the same game as Cutler. The rest are healthy scratches.
Keenan Allen (shoulder) practiced in full Monday.
The Chargers conducted a walkthrough -- they didn't actually practice -- but it's still good news. Allen will be fine for Thursday night's game against the Broncos after he sprained his shoulder Sunday against the Giants.
Eddie Royal (toe) did not practice Monday.
This is just an estimation, as the Chargers simply conducted a walkthrough. Royal will play through his toe issue Thursday night against the Broncos.
Coach Jeff Fisher says Tavon Austin (ankle) is day-to-day.
Austin got his ankle pinned underneath him at the end of a 56-yard run on an end-around Sunday against the Cardinals. He attempted to return to field a punt but headed back to the sideline after the play to ice up his ankle. The No. 8 overall pick never returned, though he appears to have avoided a serious injury. Austin isn't worth owning in re-draft leagues for the playoffs.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Rashad Jennings has passed his concussion test.
That's all beat writer Vic Tafur tweeted regarding Jennings. It's positive news, though, after Jennings was unable to suit up Sunday. He traveled with the Raiders to New York to face the Jets, but Jennings couldn't progress quickly enough through the NFL's concussion protocol in order to play. Jennings should practice in full this week and be ready to start against the Chiefs next Sunday at home. He'll be a mid-to-low RB2 and put Marcel Reece's volume back in question.