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Dennis Pitta's hip surgery was deemed "successful" on Monday.

We're not quite sure if we've ever heard of an "unsuccessful" surgery, but it's worth noting nonetheless. Doctors are calling it "way too early" to determine Pitta's football future. He faces a long road back that will be filled with plenty of rehab and recovery. Pitta, 29, can't be counted on for 2015 contributions.
Sep 23 - 10:14 PM

The Cowboys have replaced Morris Claiborne with Orlando Scandrick as the starting corner opposite Brandon Carr.

After learning of his demotion, Claiborne "stormed out of the facility," skipped the Cowboys' walkthrough practice, and went AWOL. The former No. 6 overall pick has nobody to blame but himself. He's flat-out terrible, and has been his entire three-year career. Jerry Jones even said on his radio show that Claiborne hasn't been worth the draft investment. Claiborne's demotion is disappointing for fantasy owners. He was an easy target for any receiver lining up opposite him.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sep 23 - 8:56 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said he thinks Tyrann Mathieu was playing scared in the Cardinals' Week 3 win over the 49ers.

Mathieu is coming off ACL surgery and has played just 20 defensive snaps since making his debut in Week 2. It's very possible he's not yet trusting the reconstructed knee. Arians added that SS Tony Jefferson's strong play is making it hard to get Mathieu on the field. Jefferson is PFF's No. 1-ranked safety against the run. Mathieu's snaps should increase as the ballhawking slot corner.
Sep 23 - 8:49 PM

Carson Palmer (shoulder) "tossed" the ball off to the side at Tuesday's practice.

Palmer will throw again on Wednesday, and coach Bruce Arians hopes he'll be back for next Wednesday's practice. The Cardinals are on their bye week. They take on the Broncos in Week 5. Palmer is battling a nerve that won't "wake up."
Sep 23 - 8:41 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson left late in Monday night's loss to the Bears with a knee injury.

The Jets are calling it a bruised knee. Wilkerson is expected to be ready for the Week 4 game against the Lions, which comes as good news after he was helped off the field. 25 next month, he's PFF's No. 7 3-4 DE through three games.
Sep 23 - 8:24 PM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao (knee) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Giants.

Lauvao has been dealing with right-knee issues for each of the past two weeks. Josh LeRibeus will fill in against the Giants if Lauvao can't go.
Sep 23 - 8:02 PM

According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins believe Knowshon Moreno's (elbow) return "isn't too far off."

Moreno is still targeting Week 6, which would be less than a month after he dislocated his elbow. Moreno was given a 4-8 timetable upon going down. The Dolphins take on the Raiders in London this week before going on bye. Moreno remains a must-hold in 12-14 team leagues.
Sep 23 - 7:46 PM

Free agent DT Ryan Pickett worked out for the Texans on Tuesday.

Two weeks shy of his 35th birthday, Pickett started all 16 games for the Packers last season. He'd be reserve heft for the Texans' J.J. Watt-anchored defensive line.
Sep 23 - 7:00 PM

According to Falcons OC Dirk Koetter, Devin Hester has "played his way into more plays" on offense.

The special-teams dynamo has caught 7-of-8 targets for 126 yards through three games, and added a 20-yard rushing touchdown. Hester has provided a nice spark as a gadget player, but that's almost certainly what he'll remain. That comes out to boom-or-bust WR5 status. He isn't worth rostering in 12-14 team leagues.
Sep 23 - 6:50 PM

An MRI revealed no structural damage to Jake Locker's wrist, but he remains questionable for Week 4.

Locker has been officially diagnosed with a strained wrist. His status for Sunday's game against the Colts will be determined "later in the week." Although it wouldn't matter for some quarterbacks, it will be a bad sign for Locker if he sits out Wednesday's practice.
Sep 23 - 6:39 PM

NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reports Ryan Tannehill is "scheduled to start Sunday."

According to the Miami Herald, Tannehill took "all" the first-team reps in Tuesday's practice. Coach Joe Philbin has tried to muddle his quarterback situation in the press, but all the early signs suggest Tannehill will keep his job at least another week. Philbin should be focusing on his poorly-designed game plans instead of playing games with the media.
Sep 23 - 6:20 PM

Bucs QB Josh McCown (sprained thumb) has yet to rule himself out for Week 4 against the Steelers.

McCown says he's "healing and getting better." It's a sign McCown isn't dealing with an overly serious injury, but we doubt the 0-3 Bucs push the envelope with their struggling starter. They're likely to the point where they'd like to get a look at No. 2 Mike Glennon, and this allows them to do so in a controversy-free way. McCown's status will be updated when the Bucs return to practice on Wednesday.
Sep 23 - 6:17 PM

Jets released CB Ellis Lankster.

Lankster had played just one snap through two games.
Sep 23 - 6:12 PM

Chargers waived DE Lawrence Guy.

It's a bit of a surprise, as Guy had played 47 snaps through the Chargers' first three games. The Bolts needed his roster spot to sign help at linebacker. Guy is still only 24. He could latch on elsewhere this season, or return to the Chargers.
Sep 23 - 6:09 PM

Chargers signed RB Shaun Draughn, ILB Kevin Reddick and OLB Cordarro Law.

Law was promoted from the practice squad. Waived by the Bears last week, Draughn will slide in as the Chargers' No. 3 running back as they wait for Ryan Mathews (knee) to get healthy. Despite the Chargers' unsettled running back situation, Draughn is well off the radar in 12-14 team leagues.
Sep 23 - 6:03 PM



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