Jimmy Graham played on 54-of-62 snaps in Monday night's loss to the Seahawks.
The Saints were getting blown off the field in slippery conditions and Graham still played just about every snap. It's a sign there's no concerns at all with his foot. Expect a monster performance as the Saints come home to face the Panthers in a NFC South showdown on Sunday Night Football. Graham lit up Carolina for 16 catches, 186 yards and two touchdowns in two meetings last season.
Darren Sproles played on just 19-of-62 snaps in Monday night's loss to the Seahawks.
It wasn't due to Sproles' ankle as he appeared to be operating at 100 percent. He lost a lot of passing-down reps to Pierre Thomas (29 snaps) and the Saints failed to sustain many long drives. Sproles did get 10 touches on his 19 snaps, but he's only a PPR option as we head into the fantasy playoffs. He's totaled more than 43 yards just once since the Week 7 bye.
Eagles S Earl Wolff (knee) won't be back until Week 15 in a best-case scenario.
Wolff has been out since sustaining his knee injury in Week 10. Pat Chung and Nate Allen have held up surprisingly well at the safety spots over the last two weeks, meaning there's no guarantee Wolff will get his job back upon his return.
Bills waived RB Tashard Choice.
The Bills will roll with undrafted rookie Ronnie Wingo behind Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller. Th 29-year-old Choice rushed 35 times for 126 yards (3.60 YPC) with no touchdowns on the season, failing to secure a real role with college coach Chan Gailey gone.
Beat writer Steve Corkran doesn't see the Raiders even making Darren McFadden an offer in free agency.
Over the last two seasons, McFadden has rushed 319 times for a pitiful 1,072 yards (3.36 YPC) and scored six touchdowns. He's been injured in every single season of his six-year career and recently lost his starting job to Rashad Jennings. The Raiders will be able to find a cheaper and more reliable backup in free agency or the draft. Meanwhile, McFadden could be forced into a starting role this week with Jennings in the concussion protocol. More on Jennings' status will be known following Wednesday's practice.
Sources tell the Star-Ledger that the Giants have not reached out to Justin Tuck about a contract extension.
No surprise. Despite his four-sack outburst in Week 13, the 30-year-old Tuck has been in rapid decline over the last couple of seasons. The Giants will almost certainly let him walk and roll with Jason Pierre-Paul/Damontre Moore at the end spot, freeing up money in the process. "Oh, I'm definitely not retiring. ... My body feels great. I definitely have a huge passion for the game, and weâ€™ll see where everything stacks up at the end of the year," Tuck said.
According to the Charlotte Observer, DE Charles Johnson (knee) will return for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Johnson hasn't played since mildly spraining his MCL in Week 11, wisely getting back near 100 percent in time for this NFC South showdown between the 9-3 Panthers and the 9-3 Saints. It's a big boost to an already dominant Panthers front seven. Johnson leads the team with 8.5 sacks and 34 quarterback hurries on the season.
Lions CB Chris Houston (foot) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Houston sat out the Thanksgiving win over the Packers after hurting his foot against the Bucs in Week 12. He's going to test out the injury at practice this week before a determination is made. If Darius Slay has to start again, it's a boost for Nick Foles and the Eagles' red-hot passing game.