The NFL confirmed that BenJarvus Green-Ellis should not have been awarded one of his touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Colts.
There won't be any stat correction of course, but owners that played against Green-Ellis got hosed. On a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, the Law Firm got tripped up by Colts DT Josh Champman and was marked down short of the end zone. But on replay, embattled referee Jeff Triplette somehow overturned the call on the field. "No, it wasn't the correct call," VP of officiating Dean Blandino said. "There was not enough evidence to overturn the ruling on the field."
Lamar Miller (concussion) was cleared to practice Tuesday.
Miller was spotted getting some exercise in during Tuesday's session, a tremendous sign just two days after his concussion. He'll still have to go through some steps in order to get cleared for game action, but he's certainly on the right track. If Miller doesn't feel any symptoms this week, he'll be an excellent bet to suit up against the Patriots come Sunday. In that scenario, we'd expect something close to an even timeshare with Daniel Thomas -- leaving both backs as unappealing fantasy plays.
Randall Cobb (leg, short-term IR) is still not medically cleared.
The Packers appear to have wasted their short-term IR spot on Cobb, who broke his leg in Week 6. The dynamic slot man appears unlikely to make it back for this season and will almost certainly be shut down if the Pack are eliminated from playoff contention.
According to FOX's Jay Glazer, the thinking inside the Redskins is that Mike Shanahan will start Kirk Cousins Sunday "unless RG3 is able to convince him otherwise."
Shanahan is prone to changing his mind often, but for now he's leaning toward starting Cousins for the final weeks of this lost season. The coach will say it's to protect Griffin from further injury, but holding him out of the first three games instead of the last three would have made infinitely more sense. Now it looks like Shanny is just trying to get fired by owner Daniel Snyder (instead of resigning) so he can collect his paycheck. Cousins would be entering a plus matchup at Atlanta, but there's tons of downside in a fantasy plug-n-play because the Redskins appear to have quit on their coach and the season.
According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the Packers are pessimistic about Aaron Rogers (collarbone) getting cleared for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Rodgers is going to practice again Wednesday, but as of last week he was still feeling pain just making simple handoffs. A source tells Werder that with this kind of injury, playing inside of eight weeks is "risky." This Sunday will mark six weeks since Rodgers went down against the Bears. Even the quarterback himself doesn't sound optimistic about this week, saying he hasn't even gotten a new scan on his collarbone yet this week. Matt Flynn is a heavy favorite to start in Dallas Sunday.
Darren Sproles played on just 15-of-65 snaps in Sunday night's win over the Panthers.
Sproles' usage continues to plummet. Since returning from an ankle sprain four games ago, he's played on just 84-of-280 snaps (30 percent). During that span, he's averaging 3.0 carries and 5.2 catches per day. Beat writer Mike Triplett suggests the Saints are trying to preserve Sproles for the postseason, but the continually solid play of Pierre Thomas (37 snaps Week 14) is a major factor as well. Sproles will be a risky fantasy play against the Rams Sunday due to his lack of volume.
Free agent RB Kory Sheets will work out for the Colts.
The Colts are kicking the tires on possible running back additions for next season. Sheets was the MVP of the CFL's Grey Cup this year while playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. On the season, he rushed 287 times for 1,598 yards. The former 49er and Dolphin hits the open market on Feb. 15.
Chargers NT Cam Thomas has lost his starting job to Sean Lissemore.
Thomas has started ten games this season, but he and Lissemore have been rotating. The Chargers are surrendering 115.8 yards on the ground per game, good for the No. 19 spot in the league. 27-year-old Thomas, who is in a contract year, has graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 56 defensive tackle out of 69 qualifiers. Lissemore was acquired from the Cowboys in the summer.