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49ers WR Kyle Williams has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL, and is done for the season.

He will be placed on injured reserve. It's terrible news for a player who managed to keep his roster spot and beat out first-round pick A.J. Jenkins for the 49ers' No. 4 receiver spot despite his infamous performance in last season's NFC Championship Game. Signed for $575,000 next season, Williams will finish 2012 with 22 catches for 212 yards and one touchdown. He's unlikely to be ready for camp. Jenkins should slide in as the Niners' fourth receiver, but then again, coach Jim Harbaugh has had a total lack of trust in the No. 30 pick all year.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 03:52:00 PM

Leonard Fournette (quad) did not practice Thursday.

Fournette also sat out Wednesday's practice, raising real concerns about his availability for Sunday against the Texans. His participation during Friday's session should tell the story. Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon will split reps if Fournette cannot play.
Dec 14 - 12:14 PM

Giants placed RT Justin Pugh (back) on injured reserve.

Pugh went for a second opinion this week which obviously recommended him shutting things down for the rest of the season. The good news is he will not need surgery, a welcome development as he heads into free agency. As long as he is healthy, Pugh should have a hot market as a quality and versatile lineman.
Dec 14 - 12:12 PM

Interim GM Kevin Abrams said he would like to see Davis Webb get some playing time.

"But you can only play one quarterback at a time," Abrams added before saying interim coach Steve Spagnuolo will make the final decision. It makes perfect sense for the Giants to get Webb some snaps at the end of a lost season, but it might not be a good move for a coach trying to win games and help his resume. For now, Eli Manning will remain under center.
Dec 14 - 12:08 PM

Tyrod Taylor (knee) is practicing Thursday.

It is not a surprise after he got in a full session Wednesday. Barring any setbacks, he will be ready to face the Dolphins. He will be a solid QB2 in that matchup.
Source: ESPN
Dec 14 - 11:46 AM

Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is practicing Thursday.

Benjamin was limited on Wednesday and likely will be again today, but he still looks on track to play against the Dolphins. If he does, he will be an upside WR4.
Dec 14 - 11:39 AM

Matt Forte (knee) returned to practice Thursday.

As has become his routine, Forte sat out Wednesday's practice. He will almost certainly play against the Saints, but this is an offense to avoid with Bryce Petty under center.
Dec 14 - 11:34 AM

Joe Mixon (concussion) returned to practice Thursday.

This practice does not guarantee Mixon will return this week, but it is a positive step after he was held out of Wednesday's session. We should know more about his status on Friday. If he plays, Mixon will be an RB3/FLEX option against the Vikings.
Dec 14 - 11:25 AM

Saints coach Sean Payton said he expects Alvin Kamara (concussion) to play Week 15 against the Jets.

Kamara expects the same after getting in a full practice Wednesday, saying he is "good to go." The Saints have ridden the running game hard during their wins this season, and they are 16-point home favorites over the Jets. That means both Kamara and Mark Ingram should get more than their fair share of touches. Both are top-five fantasy options.
Dec 14 - 9:53 AM

Speaking on ESPN's SC6, Robert Griffin III said he has not "given up on" finding a team this season.

"I love football. I miss the game," Griffin said. "There are some teams that need help and may need help going into the playoffs." The former No. 2 overall pick added he had offers from the Cardinals and Ravens in the offseason, but he turned them down because they were not the "right fit." It seems unlikely he gets a shot before the end of the season, but it sounds like he will be actively seeking a job in the spring.
Dec 14 - 9:02 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Christian Hackenberg will not play this season unless Bryce Petty suffers an injury.

The aftermath of Josh McCown's season-ending injury would seem like the perfect time to get a second-round sophomore who has yet to play a single snap in the regular season some work, but the coach sees it differently. "We got people at every position that want to play," Bowles said. "We’re not jumping people over people just to play considering anything. Bryce is our starter." With the Saints, Chargers, and Patriots left on the schedule, Petty is going to struggle, opening up the possibility if not likelihood Hackenberg gets a shot over the next three games. Still, not playing him now says everything about his future.
Source: Newsday
Dec 14 - 8:40 AM

Updating an earlier report, Tyrod Taylor (knee) is practicing in full for Week 15 against the Dolphins.

He'll be back under center after sitting out Sunday's game with a bruised patellar tendon. Taylor's fantasy results have been all over the map this year but his scrambling ability (he ranks third among quarterbacks with 334 rushing yards) keeps him in the streaming conversation this week.
Dec 13 - 6:28 PM




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