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Vikings WR Greg Childs (torn patellar tendons) has resumed sprinting and cutting.

"All the necessary things I need to be doing, I'm doing now," Childs said. "I still do my cuts and my runs full speed. There is no change in the way I run or the way I play. My routes are still the same." Despite the progress, Childs admits he's not close to 100 percent. The Vikings are operating under the assumption Childs "may never play a meaningful down in the NFL." So should fantasy owners.
Wed, May 1, 2013 02:12:00 PM

KTVK Arizona reports Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested for domestic violence.

CBS Evening News reports Dwyer has been charged with aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911. The arrest apparently happened Wednesday afternoon. If true, it would be Dwyer's first off-field run-in with the law but one that could send his NFL career spiraling down the drain. Dwyer has 51 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries this season as a minimum-salary player.
Sep 17 - 5:39 PM

Vernon Davis (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Davis remains on crutches, and appears to be highly questionable for Week 3 against the Cardinals. He didn't suffer any structural damage last Sunday night, but Davis is dealing with a deep bruise. Fantasy owners need to be making other arrangements. Jared Cook, Travis Kelce, and Niles Paul are all options.
Sep 17 - 5:33 PM

The St. Louis Post Dispatch's Jim Thomas reports Austin Davis got the "lion's share" of the Rams' first-team quarterback reps at Wednesday's practice.

Shaun Hill (thigh) participated in individual drills and remains day-to-day. Case Keenum received a couple of reps with the starters in 11-on-11 drills. But Austin Davis is the clear favorite to start against the Cowboys after leading the Rams to a 19-17 win over the Bucs last Sunday. The Rams will pound the ball on the ground and let Davis "manage" the game with short passes. He's a low-end QB2/3.
Sep 17 - 4:29 PM

Eric Decker (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Decker stretched with the team and spent the rest of the practice off to the side doing agility drills and some light running under the supervision of trainers. Decker first injured his hamstring in training camp. The Jets have been quiet on their No. 1 receiver's status. Decker will be updated again on Thursday.
Sep 17 - 4:07 PM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says there's "no doubt" Roddy White (hamstring, questionable) will play Thursday night against the Bucs.

McClure has been on top of the Roddy White news all week. Although the 32-year-old hasn't practiced at all, there are no concerns about his availability for Week 3. White is a rock-solid WR2 even against Bucs LCB Alterraun Verner.
Sep 17 - 3:59 PM

Cecil Shorts (hamstring) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

That's the good news for the Jaguars. The bad news is that Marqise Lee was forced to leave practice early after re-tweaking his hamstring injury from last week. Both should be considered highly questionable for Week 3 against the Colts. UDFA Allen Hurns (ankle) missed practice altogether on Wednesday. If none of the three can play, Allen Robinson and Mike Brown would be the starters.
Sep 17 - 3:50 PM

Doug Martin (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

Despite the questionable tag, Martin practiced all week and is expected to play. He ran with the first-team offense over Bobby Rainey and appears on track to start. Martin will be an RB2/3 against the Falcons' bottom-ten run defense.
Sep 17 - 2:35 PM

Panthers placed RE Greg Hardy on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list.

As expected. After the Vikings used the exempt list to banish Adrian Peterson while his child-abuse case is resolved, it gave the Panthers an avenue to use on Hardy. The 26-year-old Pro Bowl pass rusher was convicted of domestic assault in July. The Panthers are a little late to the party after Hardy was allowed to play Week 1, but the NFL also has done absolutely nothing to punish Hardy. He'll now stay away from the team for an undetermined amount of time while collecting his $13.116 million guaranteed salary. The Panthers will roll with a combination of Kony Ealy and Mario Addison opposite LE Charles Johnson. No. 3 DE Frank Alexander has two more games left on his four-game suspension.
Sep 17 - 2:24 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

As expected. Charles is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, though it's believed to be of the mild variety. He's unlikely to suit up this week against the Dolphins. Knile Davis will have RB1/2 value as the Chiefs' every-down workhorse.
Sep 17 - 1:16 PM

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) said he plans to play Week 3 against the Eagles.

"I don't plan on missing this game," Jackson said. You can bet Jackson will do everything in his power to play his first game back in Philly. And look for the Redskins to get him some looks early against his former teammates. Jackson can be penciled into fantasy lineups. His practice status will be updated later today.
Sep 17 - 12:09 PM

A.J. Green (toe) is not practicing on Wednesday.

Green says he'll try to practice Thursday. He hopes to play this week against the Titans, but "doesn't know at this point." Green originally hurt the toe in the first quarter of the season opener and aggravated it early in Week 2. Green will likely be a game-time decision. His status will be updated again Thursday.
Sep 17 - 12:04 PM




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