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    • Eagles expected to cut CB Cary Williams
      The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the Eagles to release RCB Cary Williams in the offseason.

      Advice: With one year left on his contract, Williams' salary and cap hits jump to $6.5 million and $8.1 million, respectively. Both Williams and LCB Bradley Fletcher were getting routinely torched on the outside early in the season, but Williams has since steadied his game while Fletcher continues to drown. Williams just turned 30 this week. We wouldn't write him off returning in 2015. Fletcher is as good as gone. The Eagles need to find a corner and a safety in the spring. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.71 (1677th)
    • Bucs want to extend Lavonte David
      The Bucs are expected to prioritize extending WLB Lavonte David's contract this offseason.

      Advice: David is scheduled for free agency in 2016, but the Bucs could get a better deal by extending him before he gets close to the market. Turning 25 in January, David is arguably the best 4-3 weak-side linebacker in football. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:32 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.03 (722nd)
    • Muhammad Wilkerson waiting for new deal
      Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson admitted that he expected to have a new contract already.

      Advice: Wilkerson's rookie pact expires following the 2015 season. But he's certainly earned a new deal, emerging as a stud in terms of both pass rushing (15.5 sacks in his last 28 games) and run defense. Wilkerson was PFF's No. 15 3-4 DE last season and No. 3 this season -- only behind J.J. Watt and teammate Sheldon Richardson. The Jets would do well to lock up Wilkerson prior to the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:23 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.81 (879th)
    • Bears sign DE Austen Lane
      Bears signed DE Austen Lane.

      Advice: He'll take the roster spot of DE Willie Young (Achilles'), who has officially been placed on injured reserve. A 2010 fifth-round pick of the Jags, Lane has made 30 career appearances, but couldn't make it past final cuts with the Bears last summer. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:59 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (440th)
    • Falcons SS Moore headed to injured reserve
      Falcons placed SS William Moore on injured reserve with a right-shoulder injury, ending his season.

      Advice: S Sean Baker has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. The move ends an injury-plagued and ineffective season for the sixth-year pro Moore, as he was limited to 327 snaps by shoulder issues. Moore spent Weeks 5-12 stashed away on injured reserve/designated to return. Although he's going on 30, Moore is signed through 2017. He'll be back as a starter next season, though he could need surgery. Kemal Ishmael will start Sunday's winner-take-all tilt against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:45 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.77 (1589th)
    • Dolphins send CB Jamar Taylor to I.R.
      Dolphins placed CB Jamar Taylor on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

      Advice: Taylor missed Weeks 13-15 before returning for Sunday's win over the Vikings. Evidently, he tweaked his shoulder. A second-year second rounder, Taylor made only three starts this season, and generally struggled in coverage across 299 snaps. Taylor could be given a chance to earn a starting job in 2015, but will likely be relegated to a reserve role. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:30 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.31 (1735th)
    • T.J. Ward (neck) considered day to day
      Broncos SS T.J. Ward (neck) is considered day to day after an MRI came back negative.

      Advice: It's a relief after Ward went down in scary fashion in Monday's loss. Although the Broncos have yet to lock up a first-round bye, Ward will almost certainly sit out Sunday's finale with an eye toward getting healthy for the postseason. David Bruton will see the biggest increase in snaps against the Raiders if Ward indeed sits. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:28 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.03 (1597th)
    • FA CB Loucheiz Purifoy earns four-game ban
      NFL suspended free agent CB Loucheiz Purifoy four games.

      Advice: A "name" undrafted free agent out of Florida, Purifoy appeared in 11 games for the Colts before getting waived in late November. He was claimed by the Seahawks, but waived three days later with a "failed physical" designation. It's fair to wonder if the Seahawks had wind of Purifoy's impending ban, using the "failed physical" designation as a way to get out of their claim. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:11 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1369th)
    • Steven Means called up by Ravens
      Ravens signed DE Steven Means off their practice squad.

      Advice: Means takes the roster spot of RT Rick Wagner (IR, foot). He's a 2013 fifth-round pick that flamed out with the Lovie Smith Bucs regime. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (894th)
    • Marcus Smith played zero snaps Sunday
      Even with OLB Trent Cole (hand) sidelined in Week 16, Marcus Smith played zero snaps.

      Advice: Smith, the No. 26 overall pick in May's draft, has either been inactive or played zero snaps in 7-of-15 games. It's silly to write him off as a bust, but it's clear the coaches had zero confidence in him this season. Although Smith wins off the edge on paper, defensive coordinator Bill Davis admitted he doesn't know what the Louisville product's long-term position is. Smith's rookie campaign was a lost season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.24 (1062nd)
    • Trent Murphy goes on IR
      Redskins placed OLB Trent Murphy (hand) on injured reserve, ending his season.

      Advice: Murphy fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand during Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles. The second-round pick started eight games as a rookie, totaling 32 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Murphy graded out as PFF's No. 23 3-4 outside linebacker among 46 qualifiers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:04 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (947th)
    • Initial tests on Ward's neck are negative
      Initial X-rays on T.J. Ward's neck came back negative.

      Advice: Ward got hurt when other players landed on him at the bottom of a pile. "I've had enough stingers to know what they feel like; this was a little different," he said afterward. Further testing on Ward is coming Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:52 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.03 (1597th)
    • Broncos SS T.J. Ward injures neck on MNF
      Broncos T.J. Ward exited Week 16 against the Bengals with a neck injury.

      Advice: He was down on the field for a few minutes in what was a scary situation. Players gathered around Ward in a circle before he eventually rose to his feet and walked himself to the sideline. He hopped on a cart and was taken to the locker room. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:21 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.03 (1597th)
    • Woman claims McDonald raped her
      The woman accusing free agent DE Ray McDonald of sexually assaulting her claims McDonald did so after she passed out.

      Advice: The woman says McDonald raped her after she "hit her head on the ground" by a pool, passing out. Her story gets suspicious when she admits she woke up the next day and continued to party with McDonald and 49ers OLB Aldon Smith. McDonald has not been formally charged with any crime. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:44 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (675th)
    • Justin Gilbert demoted behind Desir
      Browns first-round CB Justin Gilbert played behind fourth-round CB Pierre Desir in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: Even with Joe Haden (shoulder) inactive, Gilbert was limited to depth in nickel packages. Even UDFA Robert Nelson and Jordan Poyer played ahead of Gilbert, the No. 8 overall pick. Coach Mike Pettine blamed a poor week of practice. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.01 (1624th)
    • Trent Murphy breaks his hand in Week 16
      Redskins OLB Trent Murphy broke his hand in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: Murphy fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand. The second-round rookie has started eight straight games at right outside linebacker and has totaled 32 tackles with 2.5 sacks on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:41 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (947th)
    • Willie Young tore his left Achilles' tendon
      Bears DE Willie Young tore his left Achilles' tendon during Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Lions.

      Advice: Young will need surgery to repair the tendon. It's a frustrating end to a breakout season for the ex-Lion, who signed a three-year deal with the Bears in March. Young leads the team with 10 sacks and has been stout in run defense. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:22 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (475th)
    • E.J. Gaines suffers Week 16 concussion
      Rams LCB E.J. Gaines suffered a concussion and lacerated lip in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Giants.

      Advice: He may have to sit out Week 17 against the Seahawks, depending on how Gaines does in the NFL's concussion protocol testing. Gaines has had a quietly terrific rookie year in coverage, asserting himself as St. Louis' top cornerback. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.07 (1706th)
    • Chad Greenway hears 'pop' in knee
      Vikings WLB Chad Greenway heard a "pop" in his knee in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to Miami.

      Advice: Hearing a pop sometimes indicates ligament damage. Greenway figures to head for an MRI on Monday. Owed $7 million in non-guaranteed salary for next season, Greenway is uncertain to return to the Vikings in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:00 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1154th)
    • Bills CB Gilmore injured in Week 16
      Bills CB Stephon Gilmore exited Week 16 against the Raiders with a possible head injury.

      Advice: Gilmore smacked the back of his head on the turf and immediately was helped up and walked to the locker room. Ron Brooks is in the game at corner for the Bills. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.28 (1699th)
    • E.J. Gaines down for Rams
      Rams CB E.J. Gaines left Sunday's Week 16 game against the Giants in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury.

      Advice: Gaines caught some friendly fire when two Rams went after Odell Beckham on a slant. His helmet flew off and he was bloodied. On the very next play, ODB went for an 80-yard touchdown. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:32 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.07 (1706th)
    • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie goes down
      Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left Sunday's Week 16 game at St. Louis with a stinger, but later returned.

      Advice: Midway through the third quarter, Rodgers-Cromartie went down after tackling Kenny Britt. He's fought shoulder, ankle and hamstring injuries this season. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:18 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.22 (1625th)
    • Williams Moore heads to locker room
      Falcons SS William Moore exited Week 16 against the Saints with a shoulder injury.

      Advice: Moore was on injured reserve/designated to return with a shoulder injury earlier in the season. He is questionable to return. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:25 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.77 (1589th)
    • Rams release Week 16 inactives
      Rams declared CB Marcus Roberson, TE Justice Cunningham, C/G Barrett Jones, OG Brandon Washington, TE Alex Bayer, DT Alex Carrington and DE Ethan Westbrooks inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Giants.

      Advice: No surprises here as the Rams red-hot defense looks to stay piping against turnover-prone Eli Manning. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:20 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1022nd)
    • Chad Greenway leaves with knee injury
      Vikings WLB Chad Greenway exited Sunday's game with a third-quarter knee injury.

      Advice: His status for the rest of the game is uncertain, but it's not a positive development. The Vikings already lost SLB Anthony Barr to a year-ending knee injury. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:56 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1154th)
    • Willie Young carted off Sunday
      Bears DE Willie Young left Sunday's Week 16 game against the Lions with an Achilles' injury.

      Advice: Young went down on a non-contact play and had to be carted off. The ex-Lion is likely done for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:48 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (475th)
    • Paul Worrilow briefly exits with arm injury
      Falcons ILB Paul Worrilow briefly exited Week 16 against the Saints with a left arm injury.

      Advice: Worrilow smacked Mark Ingram at the line of scrimmage in the second quarter, but appeared to take the brunt of the blow. He walked off the field under his own power but was holding his left arm gingerly. He is expected to return. Worrilow entered the game with the fourth most tackles in the NFL. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:10 am
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.68 (358th)
    • Ravens declare Week 16 inactives
      Ravens declared ILB Arthur Brown, WR Michael Campanaro, CB Chris Greenwood, DT Terrence Cody, OL Gino Gradkowski, OL Ryan Jensen, and DT Casey Walker inactive for Week 16 against the Texans.

      Advice: They're all healthy scratches. Brown, the 56th pick in last year's draft, hasn't been able to find the field all season behind Daryl Smith and C.J. Mosley. Brown may be a trade candidate in the offseason. He has talent. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.06 (247th)
    • Troy Polamalu leads Steelers' inactives
      Steelers declared SS Troy Polamalu, QB Landry Jones, WR Justin Brown, CB Ike Taylor, TE Matt Spaeth, DE Clifton Geathers and OL Chris Hubbard inactive for Week 16 against the Chiefs.

      Advice: Polamalu is battling a knee injury, while Taylor has knee, shoulder and arm ailments. Kansas City's Alex Smith is going to have lots of cushions to target on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:40 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.65 (1538th)
    • Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) back for Week 16
      Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) is active for Week 16 against the Patriots.

      Advice: Wilkerson's return is huge for a Jets team looking to spring the final upset of the Rex Ryan era. Inactive for the Jets are DL T.J. Barnes, OG Dakota Dozier, S Jaiquawn Jarrett, OL Wesley Johnson, S Rontez Miles, WR Walter Powell and QB Matt Simms. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:35 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.81 (879th)
    • William Moore active Week 16 against Saints
      Falcons SS William Moore (foot) is active for Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: Moore was limited on Thursday and Friday but will give it a go in the Falcons' most important game of the year. The Falcons declared G Jon Asamoah, QB Sean Renfree, LB Tyler Starr, S Charles Godfrey, CB Ricardo Allen, LB James Anderson and DE Stansly Maponga inactive for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:35 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.77 (1589th)
    • Nick Fairley out for Lions
      Lions declared DT Nick Fairley (knee) inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game at Chicago.

      Advice: Fairley has been sidelined since Week 8 and could be done for the season. The Lions' defense hasn't missed a beat thanks in large part to their exceptional depth up front, and remain a top-shelf D/ST option against Jimmy Clausen Sunday. The rest of the Lions inactives: QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, WR Ryan Broyles, CB Mohammed Seisay, DT Caraun Reid, OL Rodney Austin. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:33 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (277th)
    • Dashon Goldson (shin) active for Week 16
      Bucs FS Dashon Goldson (shin) is active for Week 16 against the Packers.

      Advice: Goldson was limited in practice this week, but will play despite being listed as questionable. The Bucs inactives are WR Robert Herron, RB Mike James, WR Solomon Patton, CB Isaiah Frey, OT Anthony Collins, DL Lawrence Sidbury, and TE/FB Evan Rodriguez. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.49 (1515th)
    • Joe Haden (shoulder) out against the Panthers
      ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Joe Haden (shoulder) will not play Sunday at Carolina.

      Advice: It's a nice boost to Kelvin Benjamin and Cam Newton's matchups. When healthy, Haden has been a top-five cover corner in the second half of this season. Look for Buster Skrine to now shadow Benjamin all over the field, much as he did to A.J. Green after Haden left last week's game against Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:58 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.29 (1745th)
    • Marcus Smith back at outside linebacker
      With Eagles OLB Trent Cole sidelined by a hand injury, rookie Marcus Smith has moved back to outside linebacker at Eagles' practice.

      Advice: The 2014 first-round pick moved to inside 'backer after a rash of injuries in the middle of the season, but he will finish his rookie campaign at his more natural outside position. Brandon Graham will slide into Cole's starting position while Smith has a chance to contribute as a rotational pass rusher. Smith has two quarterback hurries across 74 defensive snaps this season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:49 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.24 (1062nd)
    • Joe Haden listed as questionable
      Browns LCB Joe Haden (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Haden got very little practice work in during the week, but indications out of Cleveland still seem more optimistic than pessimistic. Officially, he'll likely be a game-time call. Kelvin Benjamin would get a very nice matchup boost if Haden could not play Sunday at Carolina. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:50 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.29 (1745th)
    • Troy Polamalu doubtful for Week 16
      Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) is doubtful for Week 16.

      Advice: It's a boost to Travis Kelce's matchup. Polamalu has played in 12 games this year, recording 61 tackles, one forced fumble, and one pass deflection. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:30 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.65 (1538th)
    • Joe Haden (shoulder) not yet practicing
      Browns LCB Joe Haden (shoulder) has yet to resume practicing.

      Advice: Haden was riding a stationary bike at Thursday's session. That's a sign he's yet to be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. With the Browns fighting for a .500 record or better, they'd undoubtedly let Haden suit up even if he doesn't practice this week. His status will be updated in the next 48 hours. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.29 (1745th)
    • 49ers cut LE McDonald due to off-field issues
      49ers waived LE Ray McDonald.

      Advice: It's been a long time coming for McDonald. Wednesday's announcement that McDonald is a suspect in an alleged rape from last week that took place at his home was the final straw for the 49ers. It also helps that they're out of the playoff race. McDonald has had a number of off-field red flags, ranging from DUI, all-night partying, felony domestic violence arrest in August, and now this. The 49ers will eat over $4.6 million in dead money against the 2015 salary cap by releasing him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:39 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (675th)
    • 49ers LE McDonald being investigated for rape
      49ers LE Ray McDonald is being investigated by the San Jose Police Department on a rape allegation that was reported last Tuesday.

      Advice: A search warrant has been issued for McDonald's home, and the judge signed it on Tuesday. McDonald was in the news over summer after he was arrested on felony domestic violence charges. Those charges were eventually dropped. But he now has a potential sexual assault case on his hands. It'll be interesting to see if the 49ers choose to stand by McDonald's side as they did over summer. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:58 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (675th)
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