NFL Recent Player News
|10/25/2016||Matt Elam, Bal, S|
|The Ravens have designated Elam as the team's player to return from injured reserve.
Analysis: The 2013 first-round pick will be first eligible to play in Baltimore's Thursday night home game against Cleveland on Nov. 10. Elam missed all of last season with a biceps injury and began this season on IR recovering from knee surgery.
|10/25/2016||Phillip Dorsett, Ind, WR|
|Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Dorsett (hamstring) could be on the field for Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: The 2015 first-round pick sat out Sunday's win at Indianapolis with the injury but has a chance to make it back for this week's matchup with Kansas City. Dorsett is averaging 19.5 yards on 13 catches through six games this season.
|10/24/2016||Derek Newton, Hou, T|
|Newton was carted off the field Monday night at Denver with what looked like serious injuries to both knees in the first half. He crumpled to the grass while blocking Von Miller.
Analysis: Reports have Newton suffering serious injuries to both knees, almost certainly ending his season.
|10/24/2016||C.J. Anderson, Den, RB|
|Anderson carried most of the load Monday night in a 27-9 win over Houston, rushing 16 times for a season-high 107 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: This was a bounce-back performance by Anderson, who hadn't gone over 49 yards in any of his previous four games. He split time with Devontae Booker and both had very strong games against a poor Houston run defense. Anderson gets another shot at the Chargers next week after he had 37 yards on 10 carries in a 21-13 loss earlier this month.
|10/24/2016||Trevor Siemian, Den, QB|
|Siemian did enough in Monday's 27-9 win over Houston, outplaying former Bronco Brock Osweiler by a wide margin. Siemian was 14 of 25 for 157 yards and a touchdown in improving to 5-1 as a starter.
Analysis: Siemian threw 50 passes in his previous game, but relied more on the run game and let Denver's vaunted defense do most of the work Monday. He faces the Chargers for the second time in three games next week.
|10/24/2016||DeAndre Hopkins, Hou, WR|
|Hopkins was the latest star receiver to be bottled up by Denver's defense, as he was limited to five catches on 12 targets for 36 yards in Monday's 27-9 loss.
Analysis: Since he had a season-high 113 yards in a Week 2 win over Kansas City, Hopkins has averaged 4.8 receptions for 44.6 yards over the last five games. He also has just three touchdowns after setting a career-high with 11 last season. Hopkins should be able to bounce back next week against Detroit's suspect defense.
|10/24/2016||Lamar Miller, Hou, RB|
|Miller carried just 11 times for 61 yards in Monday night's loss to Denver. He injured his right shoulder in the first quarter, and split time with Alfred Blue for most of the game.
Analysis: While Miller's performance was quite a drop off from last week, when he had 149 yards on 24 rushes with a touchdown in a win over the Colts, his 5.5 average per carry was his second-best of the season. If healthy, Miller should be able to pile up yards next week against the Lions.
|10/24/2016||Brock Osweiler, Hou, QB|
|Osweiler was awful in his return to Denver Monday night, going 22 of 41 for 131 yards in a 27-9 loss. He also fumbled early in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.
Analysis: Osweiler did not throw an interception for the first time in seven games this season, but also failed to pass for a touchdown for the second time. He averaged less than 3.2 yards per attempt Monday, which is the lowest for the quarterback this season. Osweiler is completing a dismal 58.2 percent of his passes and has eight TDs and eight INTs.
|10/24/2016||Josh Norman, Was, CB|
|Norman remains in the NFL's concussion protocol after being injured early in the third quarter of Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Analysis: That's a serious problem with the Cincinnati Bengals and star wide receiver A.J. Green looming this weekend when the teams meet in London at Wembley Stadium. Green leads the NFL in receiving yards (775) and has three touchdown receptions in 2016, including a brilliant one on a Hail Mary pass against Cleveland on Sunday. Norman, however, has been playing hurt much of the year.
|10/24/2016||Arian Foster, Mia, RB|
|Foster has announced his retirement midway through an injury-plagued season with the Dolphins.
Analysis: Foster, 30, tried to come back from a torn Achilles tendon, but was slowed this season by groin and hamstring injuries. He disclosed his decision Monday on the website Uninterrupted, and the Dolphins confirmed it. The retirement is effective immediately. The four-time Pro Bowler signed a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Dolphins in July after seven years with the Houston Texans. He holds the Texans' franchise record with 6,472 yards rushing.
|10/24/2016||Caraun Reid, SD, DT|
|Chargers coach Mike McCoy says Reid tore the ACL in his left knee in Sunday's 33-30 overtime victory at Atlanta and will miss the rest of the season.
Analysis: In seven games this season, Reid has five tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries.
|10/24/2016||Jamaal Charles, KC, RB|
|Charles is not 100 percent physically and in Sunday's game against New Orleans, Andy Reid made sure one of his best offensive weapons did not cause any more damage that could restrict him over the long haul of the next 10 games.
Analysis: Charles was credited with two offensive snaps and he got one carry for no yards in the second quarter. After that play, he was pulled and did not return.
|10/24/2016||Chris Banjo, GB, S|
|The Packers have placed Banjo on injured reserve.
Analysis: Banjo, one of Green Bay's top special teams players, had missed four of the season's first six games due to lingering hamstring issues. The four-year veteran recorded 11 special-teams tackles last season.
|10/24/2016||Jared Abbrederis, GB, WR|
|The Packers have placed Abbrederis on injured reserve.
Analysis: The backup wide receiver is dealing with a thigh contusion and missed last week's game against Chicago. Abbrederis didn't have a catch after recording one in the season opener at Jacksonville.
|10/24/2016||Trent Williams, Was, T|
|Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday that an MRI taken on Williams' left knee revealed no structural damage.
Analysis: The four-time Pro Bowl left tackle should be considered questionable to play when the Redskins face Cincinnati in London this Sunday, but appears to have avoided a serious injury. Williams has missed only three games over the last five seasons.
|10/24/2016||Jaron Brown, Ari, WR|
|Brown's season is over after the wide receiver tore his ACL in Sunday's tie with Seattle.
Analysis: Brown is down the depth chart on an Arizona team that's well-stocked at wide receiver, but he's a key contributor on special teams. The four-year veteran finishes the year with 11 catches, 187 yards and one touchdown in seven games.
|10/24/2016||Perrish Cox, Ten, CB|
|Cox is in the concussion protocol and likely will not be cleared to play Thursday night when the Titans (3-4) host the Jaguars (2-4).
Analysis: Either Valentino Blake or Brice McCain could start in place of Cox.
|10/24/2016||Quinton Spain, Ten, G|
|Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey says Spain has a bruised bone in his right knee and will miss up to four weeks.
Analysis: Mularkey said Monday the injury is serious but not as significant as the Titans had feared. Spain was carted off the field in the second quarter of a 34-26 loss to Indianapolis.
|10/24/2016||Larry Fitzgerald, Ari, WR|
|Fitzgerald set season highs with nine catches on 14 targets for 70 yards in Sunday night's 6-6 tie against Seattle. He extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one catch to 186 games, which ties Hines Ward for the fourth-longest streak in NFL history.
Analysis: Fitzgerald's first catch moved him ahead of Henry Ellard (13,777 career receiving yards) for 13th place on the NFL's all-time receiving yards list. Fitzgerald continues to be a consistent producer, but is still seeking his first 100-yard game of 2016.
|10/24/2016||David Johnson, Ari, RB|
|Johnson continued to build his case as an elite back, rushing for 113 yards on 33 carries in Sunday's 6-6 tie against Seattle. He also added career highs with eight catches for 58 yards.
Analysis: Johnson has gone over 100 yards rushing in three consecutive games, totaling 381 on 82 attempts for a 4.6 average. He also has 14 catches for 113 yards in that span.
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