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Date Player
9/19/2014 Vance McDonald, TE
McDonald, recovering from a knee injury suffered last Sunday, could return to action this weekend.

Analysis: He's listed as questionable.
9/19/2014 Andy Mulumba, LB
The Packers placed Mulumba on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Analysis: Mulumba played in the first two games this season and registered a tackle on special teams.
9/19/2014 Micah Hyde, S
Hyde is probable to play Sunday.

Analysis: The starting safety suffered a knee injury as he returned a punt in the last game.
9/19/2014 Mike Glennon, QB
Glennon replaced starter Josh McCown in Thursday's blowout loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: He completed 17 of 24 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown.
9/19/2014 Julio Jones, WR
Jones caught nine passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: He's caught 23 passes for 365 yards and three scores in three games and is showing he's back in top form after 2013 was defined by injury.
9/19/2014 Matt Ryan, QB
Ryan went 21 for 24 with 286 yards and three touchdown passes in Thursday's blowout win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: After a bit of a letdown in Week 2, Ryan is back posting dominant fantasy numbers. He's got 965 yards and seven TDs in three games.
9/19/2014 Brandon Marshall, WR
Marshall is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the New York Jets.

Analysis: Marshall caught three TDs while banged up last week, but it's unclear if he's going to play Monday. Continue to monitor the developments.
9/19/2014 Alshon Jeffery, WR
Jeffery is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the New York Jets.

Analysis: A hamstring injury didn't keep Jeffery out of last week's win against the 49ers, though he wasn't much of a fantasy factor with three catches for 47 yards.
9/18/2014 Harry Douglas, WR
Douglas left with a foot injury in the first half Thursday.

Analysis: Douglas was starting in place of the injured Roddy White and caught a touchdown pass before leaving.
9/18/2014 Devin Hester, WR
Hester has set an NFL record with his 20th return for a touchdown, breaking the mark he shared with Deion Sanders. Hester returned a punt 56 yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter Thursday against Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Hester returned a punt 56 yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter Thursday against Tampa Bay. He also had a 20-yard touchdown run.
9/18/2014 Josh McCown, QB
McCown left Thursday's game against Atlanta in the second quarter with a thumb injury.

Analysis: McCown's right hand appeared to strike the helmet of a Falcons rusher after he delivered an incomplete pass. Mike Glennon entered in McCown's place.
9/18/2014 Robert Woods, WR
Woods was held out of practice, a day after hurting his ankle. Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone provided no details on the nature or seriousness of the injury except to say Woods was hurt near the end of practice Wednesday.

Analysis: The receiver told The Associated Press he spent Thursday having the injury treated. Woods is confident he will play Sunday, when the Bills (2-0) host the San Diego Chargers (1-1). The second-year player walked with only a slight limp.
9/18/2014 Danny Trevathan, LB
Trevathan is practicing for the first time since breaking his left leg Aug. 12.

Analysis: The team's leading tackler a year ago, Trevathan is expected to miss one more game and then return Oct. 5 against Arizona following the team's bye week. Trevathan, a sixth-round draft choice out of Kentucky in 2012, is coming off a breakout season in which he led the Broncos with 124 tackles and intercepted three passes. He also led the team with two dozen tackles in the playoffs. Brandon Marshall has started in his absence and leads the Broncos (2-0) with 17 tackles.
9/18/2014 Marqise Lee, WR
Lee won't play in Sunday's home opener against Indianapolis.

Analysis: The team ruled Lee out Thursday, a day after he left practice with tightness in his right hamstring. The second-round draft pick from USC also left practice last week with hamstring tightness. He has eight receptions for 73 yards.
9/18/2014 Jerome Simpson, WR
Suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is facing misdemeanor charges of driving on a limited driver's license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle. Simpson has a Nov. 3 arraignment scheduled in Hennepin County court.

Analysis: Rick Hart, deputy police chief for the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, confirmed Thursday that Simpson was cited but not arrested July 7. Hart says no further information would be made public for now. The citation was issued shortly after midnight on a road less than a mile from the team's headquarters in Eden Prairie. Simpson is in the final week of his three-game suspension under the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He was arrested in 2013 on suspicion of drunk driving.
9/18/2014 Jonathan Dwyer, RB
Police say Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife after she refused his sexual advances, and broke her nose. The details surfaced Thursday in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from all team activities. He spent a night in jail and was released early Thursday.

Analysis: The altercation occurred on July 21 at their Phoenix residence. The next day, another dispute between the couple turned violent when Dwyer punched his wife in the face and struck his 17-month-old son in the stomach with a shoe, according to the report. The son wasn't injured. In a police interview, Dwyer denied committing an assault, though he acknowledged that he punched walls in his home, threw a phone and that his wife bit his lip during the disputes.
9/18/2014 Roddy White, WR
White was a surprise addition to Falcons' list of inactive players Thursday night against Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Falcons coach Mike Smith said two days ago that he was not concerned that White, a four-time Pro Bowl wideout, missed practice this week with a sore hamstring. White, injured last week in a 24-10 loss at Cincinnati, was listed as questionable Wednesday on the injury report. Harry Douglas started in White's spot.
9/17/2014 Barkevious Mingo, LB
Mingo returned to practice after missing last week with a shoulder injury.

Analysis: Mingo sat out Sunday's home win over New Orleans.
9/17/2014 Greg Hardy, DE
The Carolina Panthers have removed Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved. The Panthers announced the decision Wednesday to place Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list just hours after the Vikings took a similar disciplinary approach with Adrian Peterson, who is addressing child abuse charges in Texas.

Analysis: Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman said Hardy will continue to be paid, is allowed to be at the team facility but will not practice. Hardy was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats after the victim claimed the 6-foot-4, 275-pound player threw her in the bathtub and onto a sofa covered with guns before threatening to kill her. Hardy is appealing the ruling and a jury trial is set for Nov. 17.
9/17/2014 Wes Welker, WR
Welker is practicing for the first time since Labor Day. The Denver Broncos wide receiver was reinstated Wednesday after the NFL agreed to a new performance-enhancing drug policy.

Analysis: Welker's four-game suspension for offseason amphetamine use was essentially cut in half, and he'll be eligible to play Sunday at Seattle.
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