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Falcons placed C Peter Konz on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Veteran OT Jonathan Scott has been signed to take his roster spot. Konz was the Falcons' second-string center, as starter Joe Hawley was lost for the season in Week 4. The Falcons are now down to UDFA James Stone in the middle of their offensive line. A 2012 second-round bust, Konz will now head into the final year of his rookie contract coming off major injury. His 2015 roster spot will be far from assured.
Oct 20 - 2:51 PM

Bucs FS Dashon Goldson (ankle) has resumed practicing.

Goldson has been sidelined since Week 4, but is on track to return for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Oct 20 - 2:32 PM

Vincent Jackson (ribs) sat out Monday's practice.

It was just an informal session coming off the Bucs' bye week. Jackson is fully expected to suit up against the Vikings.
Oct 20 - 2:31 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell says Calvin Johnson (ankle) won't be active in Week 8 unless he can be full go.

"It's not going to be a thing of degrees," Caldwell said. "When they say he's cleared, he's ready to go. ... OK, that's when it's going to happen. It's not going to be a whole lot of in between." The Lions learned their lesson trying to use Megatron as a decoy in Week 5, as he only made his injury worse. Johnson is traveling with the team to London for Sunday's game against the Falcons, but is no better than 50-50 to suit up.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 20 - 2:24 PM

Josh McCown (thumb) has resumed practicing.

Mike Glennon took the first-team reps in Monday's informal session, but McCown was reportedly throwing "very well." McCown's status will be updated when the Bucs return to official practice on Wednesday. We fully expect Glennon to remain under center against the Vikings.
Oct 20 - 2:04 PM

Percy Harvin admits he was frustrated with his role in Seattle, but denies that he has anger-management issues.

"I wanted to get downfield a little bit more," Harvin said of his Seahawks usage. Harvin also said he has "not one" issue with Russell Wilson, and denied refusing to go back into Seattle's Week 6 loss to the Cowboys. We'd expect nothing less than across-the-board denials, but it doesn't mean much. The situation is bound to remain he said/she said. Harvin will begin his Jets tenure as a WR3 with room to grow.
Oct 20 - 1:58 PM

Lions signed TE Kellen Davis.

S Jerome Couplin was waived in a corresponding roster move. Davis' addition is a sign the Lions are expecting at least one of Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) to miss Sunday's trip to London.
Oct 20 - 1:53 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Falcons fear C Peter Konz's knee injury is "significant."

Konz is not an effective player, but it would be terrible news for a Falcons line already missing starter Joe Hawley. Atlanta will be forced to roll with UDFA James Stone if Konz ends up missing extended time.
Oct 20 - 1:21 PM

Jaguars placed MLB Paul Posluszny on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle, ending his season.

Fringe player J.T. Thomas will get the first shot at replacing Posluszny, who has been the Jaguars' leading tackler each of the past four seasons. Jeremiah George is next up behind Thomas. Posluszny is far from a star, but has been a reliable presence for a defense without much talent or valuable experience. Now on the wrong side of 30, Posluszny is signed through 2016, but it's quite possible his $7.45 million 2015 salary gets him cut in the offseason.
Oct 20 - 1:07 PM

Jaguars DE Andre Branch tore his groin muscle against the Browns in Week 7 and is out six weeks.

Branch was a rotational end for Gus Bradley, netting two sacks in Week 1 but none since. An ascending Jags defense also lost MLB Paul Posluszny for the season to a torn pectoral sustained Sunday.
Oct 20 - 1:03 PM

Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman broke his foot during pre-game warmups for Sunday's Week 7 loss at St. Louis.

Coleman somehow took a wrong step while warming up and suffered the fracture. The Seahawks were forced to use Robert Turbin as their fullback.
Oct 20 - 12:57 PM

Calvin Johnson (ankle) will travel with the Lions to London.

This doesn't shed any light on Johnson's Week 8 status. He's still very, very questionable to play against the Falcons after not coming close to suiting up against the Saints. The Lions would do well to rest Megatron through the Week 9 bye and then unleash him.
Oct 20 - 12:35 PM

Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo has been diagnosed with a torn right pectoral and is out for the season.

It's the third torn pectoral of Orakpo's career, although the first two were on his left side. Yet once again, a terrible Redskins defense in desperate need of playmakers is robbed of one. Orakpo had 12 quarterback hurries, six hits and one sack through seven games, also playing strong run defense. He'll enter free agency this spring as a high-risk, high-reward asset. Orakpo was on a one-year, $11.45 million franchise tender this season.
Oct 20 - 12:23 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Tre Mason led Rams running backs by playing on 27-of-51 snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

Benny Cunningham played 19 snaps and Zac Stacy got one. It's clear that Mason has surged to the front of the pile here as the most talented natural runner and is a must-add, but there are major concerns -- most notably in the form of game flow. Mason is a zero in the pass game, which we know is a red flag when a team gets behind. See Andre Williams, Alfred Morris and even Marshawn Lynch for evidence of that. The Rams next five games are at KC, at SF, at ARZ, vs. DEN, at SD.
Oct 20 - 12:15 PM

Travis Kelce played on 40-of-75 snaps in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

The 53.3 percent rate is actually less than what Kelce had played over the previous three weeks (59.1 percent). It confirms that the Chiefs did not come out of the bye with an emphasis on featuring Kelce more, as he had zero first-half targets and finished with just 4-33-0. Owners need to stop banging their heads against a brick wall and expecting Andy Reid to unleash Kelce fully -- it's clear that's not in the immediate plans, especially after an excellent road win. He'll be a boom-or-bust TE1 against the Rams in Week 8.
Oct 20 - 11:53 AM



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