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Chargers placed OLB Melvin Ingram (hip) on injured reserve/designated for return.

Sep 20 - 4:12 PM

Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 3.

Cotchery didn't practice on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Jason Avant (thigh) is also questionable to play in Sunday night's game against the Steelers, leaving Kelvin Benjamin as a lock for 10-plus targets. Brenton Bersin could see time opposite Benjamin, with Philly Brown playing in three-wide sets.
Sep 20 - 4:08 PM

The Baltimore Sun suggests Saturday's signing of RB Fitzgerald Toussaint points to the Ravens "potentially having concerns about their depth in the backfield" with Bernard Pierce nursing a thigh injury.

We tentatively expect Pierce to play after he practiced fully on Friday, but he is still listed as questionable, and the Toussaint move was an eyebrow raiser. If Pierce were inactive or aggravated the injury early Sunday against the Browns, the Ravens would figure to give Justin Forsett lead back work with rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro handling increased playing time off the bench.
Sep 20 - 3:54 PM

Matt Schaub has been ruled out for Week 3.

Schaub's absence is "not injury related." Matt McGloin will back up Derek Carr against New England.
Sep 20 - 3:46 PM

Jets CB Dee Milliner (quad, ankle) is listed as doubtful for Monday night's game against the Bears.

Milliner missed practice again on Saturday, and could be looking at a multi-week setback. He's not going to play against the Bears. With the Jets playing on Monday night, Milliner isn't a lock to return in Week 4.
Sep 20 - 3:39 PM

Ravens signed RB Fitzgerald Toussaint from their practice squad.

It's a sign that Bernard Pierce (questionable, thigh) could be held out this week. If active, Toussaint will provide depth behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro.
Sep 20 - 3:29 PM

Ravens waived WR Deonte Thompson.

Thompson didn't play in the first two games, and wasn't used on punt returns over Jacoby Jones. The Ravens promoted RB Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Sep 20 - 3:26 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

Burfict is still in the concussion protocol and isn't going to play this week. Vincent Rey will replace him in the lineup against Tennessee.
Sep 20 - 3:17 PM

Darren McFadden is expected to receive a heavy workload even if Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) is active for Week 3.

McFadden was an every-down back last week, and will remain Oakland's starter. He's going to get the majority of carries over Jones-Drew and Latavius Murray, but isn't more than a low-end RB3/FLEX against the Jets' run defense. McFadden had just 37 yards on 12 carries in Week 2.
Sep 20 - 3:07 PM

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

Decker was able to get in a limited practice on Saturday, and coach Rex Ryan is confident he'll be available this week. His status is shaping up as a game-time decision, and may not be known until Monday night. Decker should be considered a high-risk WR3. Jeremy Kerley would likely lead the Jets in targets if Decker is held out.
Sep 20 - 2:48 PM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes its "time to unleash" TE Jace Amaro.

With Eric Decker's (questionable, hamstring) status up in the air, Amaro could be forced into an expanded role this week. He's played on just 30 percent of offensive snaps to this point, but would be the best candidate for red-zone looks if Decker sits out. Amaro has two catches on five targets through two games.
Sep 20 - 2:38 PM

Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Week 3.

Jeffery practiced on a limited basis throughout the week. He's expected to play despite being listed as questionable, but will likely be at less than 100 percent health. Jeffery is Rotoworld's No. 9 receiver against the Jets.
Sep 20 - 2:20 PM

Brandon Marshall (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Jets.

Marshall returned to a limited practice on Saturday, putting him on track to play. Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is also listed as questionable, but is expected to start. Both are top-ten receivers against a Jets secondary that allowed 346 yards and three touchdowns to Aaron Rodgers last week. With CB Dee Milliner (quad) likely out, Marshall should match up with Darrin Walls, with Jeffery drawing Antonio Allen in coverage.
Sep 20 - 2:14 PM

Panthers signed RB Darrin Reaves off their practice squad.

Reaves will provide insurance for DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hamstring). Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) is doubtful for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.
Sep 20 - 1:37 PM

Vikings signed WR Charles Johnson off the Browns practice squad.

Johnson played under OC Norv Turner in Cleveland last season and knows his system. It's a nice landing spot, but Johnson is no higher than the No. 5 receiver on the depth chart. With WR Rodney Smith (hamstring) questionable, Johnson could be active this week.
Sep 20 - 1:18 PM



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