Jaguars placed WR Stephen Burton (concussion) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Burton couldn't shake the concussion he sustained in Week 10, hinting at serious complications. It's a shame as the Jaguars coaches were very interested in seeing what he had following Justin Blackmon's suspension. Burton finishes his first season in Jacksonville with eight catches for 76 yards in four games. His rookie deal doesn't expire until 2015, giving him a good shot at securing a roster spot next August.
Jaguars placed RB Justin Forsett (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Forsett broke a bone in his foot during Week 12, losing out on a chance for real action as Maurice Jones-Drew battles a hamstring pull. Forsett's season ends with just six carries for 31 yards and 15 catches for 82 yards in nine games. Due $1.1 million in 2014 base salary, the Jags should be able to find better value for their money by drafting a running back.
Broncos LE Derek Wolfe (illness) is not expected to play in Thursday's game against the Chargers.
Wolfe is still recovering from a seizure-like episode he suffered in late November. The second-year man is expected back for a limited practice this week, but he won't play in a game until Week 16 at the earliest. Wolfe had 16 tackles and four sacks in 11 games before the incident.
Jaguars signed RB Delone Carter.
It's the latest sign that Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is extremely questionable for Week 15. Carter is a 5'9/222 power back that flamed out with the Colts and was then dumped by the Ravens after training camp. He'll be depth behind Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson if MJD can't go against the Bills Sunday.
Rashad Jennings never fully passed the NFL's concussion protocol despite practicing each day last week.
Jennings was cleared to practice, but not play against the Jets. He did make the trip to New York in hopes of getting the green light over the weekend. However, "it was kind of apparent [Saturday] that he wasn't going to be cleared to play," coach Dennis Allen said. Jennings can only be considered questionable ahead of Week 15. Marcel Reece needs to be held across the board in the meantime.
Ladarius Green ran just five pass routes in Sunday's win over the Giants.
A week after playing on 91 percent of the snaps, Green played on just 42 percent of the snaps. Blame the return of Eddie Royal (40 snaps) and the Chargers' big lead. Green was used as a blocker, catching no passes on just one target -- strange usage for such a talented and athletic player. Green is a good bet to be more involved in the gameplan in Thursday's potential shootout with the Broncos, but fantasy owners can't comfortably use a player with a suddenly inconsistent role.
Monday testing confirmed a torn ACL and LCL for Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu.
It's a devastating way to end the season for the NFL's top Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate. Mathieu was a beast as a free safety and slot corner for the league's No. 5 defense, racking up 68 tackles, two interceptions, one sack, one forced fumble and nine pass breakups while playing virtually every snap in 13 games. Now he faces a long rehab process and a questionable tag for the start of the 2014 season. Backup Rashad Johnson is a massive downgrade in both coverage and playmaking ability.
Dennis Pitta played on 36-of-85 snaps (42.3 percent) in Sunday's win over the Vikings.
So much for easing Pitta back in slowly. Making his 2013 debut off a hip dislocation and subsequent surgery, the pass-catching tight end racked up a 6/48/1 line while tying for the team lead with 11 targets. It's the kind of performance we can expect on a weekly basis from Pitta as the Ravens are absolutely starved for an underneath complement to outside receivers Torrey Smith/Jacoby Jones. Pitta's snaps figure to rise going forward and he'll have TE1 viability against the Lions in Week 15.