Cowboys RCB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 14.
Claiborne had a setback with his hamstring injury this week and won't even travel with the team for Monday night's game against the Bears. Orlando Scandrick will continue to replace him at right cornerback, with B.W. Webb playing in nickel packages.
Dolphins CB Dimitri Patterson (questionable, groin) is a game-time decision for Week 14 against the Steelers.
Patterson has only played in five games this year due to his groin injury. He practiced on a limited basis Friday and is on track to return to the starting lineup this week barring a setback.
Chiefs promoted TE Dominique Jones from the practice squad.
With Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee) out for Week 14, Jones will be called on to help as a blocker. WR Chad Hall was waived to make room for Jones.
Jared Cook says he expected more from himself this season and admits that he needs to work on some things.
"Some games you feel like you could've played better," Cook said. "I just have to improve in the areas of my play because I feel like I can help this team some more." Cook has been a fantasy disappointment, as well. He's displayed inconsistent hands and needs to play more physical. Cook has produced like a TE2 for much of the season, but he has a dream Week 14 matchup with Arizona.
ESPN Giants blogger Dan Graziano believes DE Mathias Kiwanuka could be a cap casualty in the offseason.
Kiwi is in the second year of a four-year, $21.75 million deal. He's scheduled to earn a $4.375 million salary and count over $7 million against the 2014 cap. The Giants would save just $1.8 million in 2014 by cutting him. Kiwanuka has appeared in all 12 games this season, making six starts and recording 24 tackles and four sacks. The G-Men may want to re-sign LE Justin Tuck.
Coach Chuck Pagano stressed that the Colts need to be patient with Trent Richardson and reiterated the team remains very high on him long-term.
"Wait until he has the rest of this season, wait until he has an off-season with us, goes through a training camp with us," Pagano said. "We've just got to keep it real. He won't make any excuses. And we won't make any excuses for him. But reality is reality. It's not an easy thing." Richardson admits the same thing, saying the whole trade and trying to learn the playbook has been a struggle. "Trust me. You think my career's over with?" he said. "No. It hasn't even started yet." We're still believers in Richardson over the long haul and value him in dynasty. Donald Brown is also an impending free agent.
Eagles OLB Trent Cole has recorded five sacks, five quarterback hurries, and 31 tackles over his past four games.
Cole is on a tear. The 31-year-old seems to be enjoying his switch to outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense and is a more well-rounded player. "I feel better than I’ve ever felt in my career right now," Cole said. Pro Football Focus has graded Cole out as its No. 5 3-4 outside linebacker and its top run defender at the position. He's been a big part of the Eagles' turnaround.
After receiving the results of Friday's MRI, Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) promised he will play in Week 15 against the Bills.
Jones-Drew suffered the hamstring injury in Thursday night's win over the Texans. Set for free agency in 2014, MJD doesn't want to miss out on any of his final chances to impress in 2013. "It’s what we, I think, what we figured out was just a strained hamstring," Jones-Drew said. "I’ve played with those before so it’s not that big of a deal. You just have to get the necessary treatments and things done so you can get back and get on the field for Sunday." MJD will be an RB2 if he's indeed cleared to start against Buffalo.