Maurice Jones-Drew will undergo an MRI on his injured right hamstring Friday.
Jones-Drew left midway through the fourth quarter after injuring his hammy at the end of a 15-yard catch-and-run. He had his best game of the season Thursday night against Houston, totaling 123 yards on 16 touches. MJD will have ten days to rest up for the Bills, but hamstring injuries are tricky issues for runners. Jordan Todman would handle lead-back duties in Jones-Drew's absence.
Giants FS Stevie Brown (torn ACL, injured reserve) will begin jogging next week.
Brown tore his left ACL on August 24 in a preseason game. He's currently on a one-year deal but hopes to return to the Giants. However, the G-Men seem to be pretty set at safety after Will Hill and Ryan Mundy have filled in admirably in Brown's absence. Hill is Pro Football Focus' No. 6 overall safety.
ESPN Packers blogger Rob Demovsky expects S Sean Richardson to see "even more playing time" this week and down the stretch.
We haven't had an update on Richardson since October, when it was revealed that he could continue his playing career after undergoing fusion surgery on his neck late last season. Richardson has appeared in the past two games, playing 22 snaps. The Packers are looking for a safety to play next to Morgan Burnett. M.D. Jennings and Chris Banjo have been liabilities on the back end.
Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard had 30 days added to his original 30-day jail sentence Thursday as a result of violating his probation.
Dennard's probation was originally part of his sentence for a felony assualt conviction earlier this year. Dennard also must perform an additional 100 hours of community service on top of the 100 he already had, had his probation extended by one year, and must refrain from drinking alcohol. Dennard will begin serving time on March 1, and his sentence can be reduced to 38 days due to good behavior. Judge Stephanie Stacy warned Dennard by saying, "I want you to know this is your last chance."
Free agent LB Jamar Chaney worked out for the Bucs this week.
Chaney, 27, was released by the Eagles ahead of final cuts this summer, and then had a cup of coffee with the Falcons earlier this season. Fellow free-agent linebackers Alex Albright, Gerald McRath, and Justin Cole also worked out for Tampa.
Coach Gary Kubiak called Matt Schaub an "unbelievable pro" after Thursday night's loss and said the team will consider starting him the rest of the season.
Schaub came on in relief of an ineffective Case Keenum midway through the third quarter and led the team on a seven-play, 76-yard touchdown drive. Things took a turn for the worse after that. Schaub looked like the Schaub we've seen all season; he held onto the ball too long and threw a game-sealing interception into quadruple coverage. Keenum has tossed an interception in four consecutive games and has taken 15 sacks in seven starts. The offense has stalled quite a bit under his lead. Kubiak could make an announcement Friday.
Denard Robinson lost a yard on two carries in Jacksonville's Week 14 win over the Texans.
Robinson was forced into action in the fourth quarter after Maurice Jones-Drew suffered a hamstring injury and Jordan Todman departed with a cramp. Shoelace headed back to the bench once Todman was ready to return. Bypassed for gadget duties by Ace Sanders, Robinson has no real role in the Jaguars' offense.
Keshawn Martin caught four passes for 28 yards and a touchdown in Houston's Week 14 loss to the Jaguars.
The catches were a new season high for Martin, while the touchdown was his first. His six targets were largely a function of the Texans going into pass-happy comeback mode. Martin remains well off the re-draft radar.