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Lions signed LB Josh Bynes off the Ravens' practice squad.

Bynes appeared in 15 games last season for Baltimore, making six starts and grading out as a top-15 inside linebacker at Pro Football Focus. He's a run stopper at 6'1/240. Lions DC Teryl Austin was with Bynes in Baltimore last season. Detroit needs the help after losing MLB Stephen Tulloch to a torn ACL.
Sep 22 - 8:35 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy called out Eddie Lacy at Monday's press conference, and said Lacy "needs to play better."

"I’m not going to do this anymore. I don’t correct individuals in the media. We’ve seen the film, corrections have been made, our running game wasn’t nearly what it needed to be. Not even close," McCarthy said. Lacy has managed just 113 yards and zero touchdowns on 36 carries through three games. He also took a safety and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown on Sunday. To his defense, Lacy has faced the Seahawks, Jets, and Lions through three games. That's tough sledding. He needs to turn it around against the Bears in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 8:24 PM

Free agent OLB James Harrison plans to sign with the Steelers on Tuesday.

That was a short retirement. Harrison, 36, "retired" on August 30 simply because nobody wanted him. He has nothing left in the tank, but it's a feel good story for him to play his last snaps for the Steelers. Pittsburgh needs the help after losing Jarvis Jones to short-term I.R. on Monday. Keep expectations low.
Sep 22 - 8:04 PM

Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is active for Monday night's game against the Jets.

As expected. Jeffery isn't at 100 percent and was limited in practice, but he's feeling better than last week when he played on the bum hammy. He's a nice WR1 play against a Jets secondary that is missing CB Dee Milliner again.
Sep 22 - 7:20 PM

Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are both active for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Jets.

Neither player's status was in serious doubt. Marshall is coming off a three-touchdown game on his balky ankle, but Jeffery is said to still be at less than 100 percent. Both are still elite WR1 plays against a weak Jets secondary. Inactive for the Bears are C Roberto Garza, OT Charles Leno, OLB Shea McClellin, CB Sherrick McManis, DT Jeremiah Ratliff, DE Trevor Scott, and LG Matt Slauson.
Sep 22 - 7:17 PM

Eric Decker (hamstring) is active for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Bears.

Decker's hamstring passed the tests in pre-game warmups, and he'll get the start. It's not an ideal matchup for a less-than-100-percent Decker. The Bears have yielded the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers so far this season. Inactive for the Jets are DL T.J. Barnes, OG Dakota Dozier, LB A.J. Edds, CB Dee Milliner, OLB IK Enemkpali, WR Walt Powell, and OT Ben Ijalana.
Sep 22 - 7:07 PM

Cardinals signed RB Marion Grice off the Chargers' practice squad.

The Cardinals escaped Week 3 without any notable injuries. Grice will likely take the spot of RB Jalen Parmele, who was signed when Jonathan Dwyer was sent to the NFI list. Grice is a sixth-round rookie out of Arizona State. He's an average athlete, but can get what's blocked and catch passes out of the backfield. Grice is a candidate to bypass No. 2 RB Stepfan Taylor on the depth chart.
Sep 22 - 7:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said SS Kam Chancellor is battling severe ankle pain, and considered surgery following the Week 2 loss to the Chargers.

According to Carroll, Chancellor's ankle "was on fire." It must not have been much of an issue Sunday against the Broncos. He played all 75 defensive snaps, and received an elite +4.7 grade from PFF, his second-highest single-game rating of his five-year career. Carroll said the Seahawks will "manage" Chancellor.
Sep 22 - 6:48 PM

Alfred Morris (knee) practiced in full Monday.

Morris twisted his knee while pass blocking against the Eagles on Sunday. He stayed in the game and will be a borderline RB1 on Thursday night vs. the Giants.
Sep 22 - 6:23 PM

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) was limited in Monday's practice.

Jackson will be fine as a locked-in WR2 for Thursday night's divisional tilt with the Giants. His left shoulder sprain wasn't an issue Sunday against the Eagles.
Sep 22 - 6:22 PM

Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not practice Monday.

On a short week ahead of Thursday night's tilt with the Giants, we're not expecting Reed to play Week 4. Niles Paul will get another start as a TE2.
Sep 22 - 6:20 PM

Odell Beckham (hamstring) did not practice Monday.

The Giants conducted a walkthrough for Thursday night's game against the Redskins. We're not expect Beckham to make his debut until at least Week 5.
Sep 22 - 6:18 PM

Eric Decker told ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters that he'll play in Monday night's game against the Bears.

"I feel good," Decker said. "I'm up." Decker tested his hamstring about 2.5 hours before kickoff, and tentatively plans to play tonight. However, it's fair to wonder just how involved he'll be. Decker will likely see plenty of Tim Jennings and Kyle Fuller, who are no slouches. We'd consider him a high-risk WR3. But owners who already have Decker plugged in lineups really have nowhere to turn.
Sep 22 - 6:13 PM

Lions placed MLB Stephen Tulloch on injured reserve with a torn left ACL, ending his season.

We'll resist taking the latest potshot at Tulloch for the way he tore his ACL. The Lions figure to turn to DeAndre Levy at Mike 'backer, positioning Levy to be an IDP monster the rest of the way. Tahir Whitehead will take over at weak side. Tulloch, 30 in January, is owed $4.5 million in 2015. The Lions will have to decide whether he is worth that much money next spring.
Sep 22 - 5:58 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Bishop Sankey's reps won't increase until he improves his footwork.

Sankey dusted off 61 yards on ten carries and was the Titans' most dangerous player in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, but Whisenhunt is still obsessed with his footwork. "If he can get the attention to detail better, his reps will increase," stated Whisenhunt. As @StopTheVetoing suggested on Twitter, "Maybe they should have drafted Fred Astaire." The 54th overall pick in May's draft, Sankey has 89 yards on 18 carries (4.94 YPC) through three games. He's rotating with Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster.
Sep 22 - 5:46 PM



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