Player Notes

  • Braxton Miller (shoulder) day to day
    Braxton Miller (shoulder) is considered day to day. 15 minutes ago
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  • Dorial Green-Beckham DNP on Wednesday
    Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: DGB took a big hit from Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict in the Week 13 loss and suffered an "oblique contusion." His status for Week 14 is up in the air. 38 minutes ago
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  • Jordan Matthews expected to play vs. Skins
    Jordan Matthews (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Doug Pederson expects Matthews to play against the Redskins after he missed the Week 13 blowout loss to the Bengals. Matthews will have to avoid setbacks, which he was unable to do last week, but he should be fine. 39 minutes ago
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  • Mathews and J-Matt back at practice Wednesday
    Ryan Mathews (knee) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Jordan Matthews (ankle) also returned. Mathews has missed the previous two games with a sprained MCL, but coach Doug Pederson expects him back this week. The Eagles' rushing offense has provided nothing in those two contests as they've been blown out by double-digits in both games. 43 minutes ago
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  • Report: D-Jax 'intrigued' by return to Eagles
    ESPN Eagles reporter Tim McManus reports contract-year WR DeSean Jackson would be "intrigued" by the idea of signing with the Eagles in the offseason.

    Advice: The Redskins have to be loving all of this talk about one of their players potentially re-joining a division rival as they'e in the thick of the playoff race. But McManus' colleague, Adam Schefter, reported over the weekend that the Eagles are expected to "make a strong push" to bring Jackson back to Philly after he spent his first six years there before being cut by Chip Kelly. Coach Doug Pederson and GM Howie Roseman were in Philly during Jackson's heyday. Today, 7:34 am
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  • Trumaine Johnson likely to shadow Julio Jones
    Julio Jones (toe) will be shadowed by Rams CB Trumaine Johnson in Week 14.

    Advice: That's if Jones even plays, as he's battling a case of turf toe. Johnson hasn't been asked to shadow No. 1 receivers much this season. The only one he trailed all game was Mike Evans in Week 3, and Evans managed eight catches for 106 yards and one touchdown on 10 targets. Jones will be a WR1. Today, 6:53 am
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  • Bernard Pierce works out for the Broncos
    Free agent RB Bernard Pierce worked out for the Broncos on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Broncos went with Justin Forsett instead. Pierce has struggled even for workouts after being cut by the Jets in mid-August. Yesterday, 3:02 pm
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  • T.J. Yates works out for the Broncos
    Free agent QBs T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree worked out for the Broncos on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Broncos have expressed optimism on Trevor Siemian's (foot) Week 14 status, but this indicates a level of concern. Yates broke into the league with coach Gary Kubiak, and would be a sensible one-week emergency option behind Paxton Lynch and Austin Davis. Yesterday, 3:00 pm
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  • Ryan Fitzpatrick has been benched
    Ryan Fitzpatrick has been benched.

    Advice: Bryce Petty will start the final four games of the season after coming on in relief of "FitzMagic" on Monday evening. It appears second-rounder Christian Hackenberg will be the next man up if Petty gets injured. Fitzpatrick was legitimately good in 2015, but reverted to his old ways this season, playing an absurd brand of streetball that resulted in far too many turnovers. Fitz thinks he's Brett Favre, but he's really a poor man's Chad Pennington. Now 34, Fitz should be a useful backup/spot starter for someone in 2017, but it's extremely unlikely he will enter Week 1 with a starting job. Yesterday, 1:52 pm
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  • Jets: No plans to play Christian Hackenberg
    The Jets have no plans to play No. 51 overall pick Christian Hackenberg down the stretch.

    Advice: The second-rounder will only see playing time if Bryce Petty gets hurt. A team with quarterback problems would normally try to contrive any possible reason to get a second-rounder on the field, but Hackenberg isn't close to ready. It's quite possible he never will be. Hackenberg was a bad player in college, and an immense stretch as a day-two pick. Yesterday, 1:38 pm
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  • Dwayne Washington's injury not 'too serious'
    The Detroit Free Press doesn't believe Dwayne Washington's ankle injury is serious.

    Advice: Specifically, it's "not too serious." It's good news, but the Lions still covered their bases Tuesday by signing Joique Bell. Perhaps he's avoided a high-ankle sprain, but Washington is looking mighty questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. If Washington sits, Zach Zenner should be the Lions' primary option between the tackles. Yesterday, 12:57 pm
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  • Brandon Pettigrew won't return this season
    The Lions will not activate TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) from the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: Pettigrew is still slightly less than a year removed from tearing his left ACL. A Lion since going with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2009 draft, Pettigrew is signed for $4.35 million next season. He obviously won't see that. Pettigrew turns 32 in February. He could have a hard time finding a new home if the Lions pass on a pay cut and release him outright. Yesterday, 11:52 am
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  • Lions reunite with RB Joique Bell
    Lions signed RB Joique Bell.

    Advice: It's an indication Dwayne Washington (ankle) will miss Week 14. Completely washed, Bell is unlikely to see a carry behind Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner. Yesterday, 11:50 am
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  • Jeremy Maclin (groin) practicing in full
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) will be a full participant at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: It puts Maclin on track to suit up Thursday night against Oakland. He'll be returning from a four-game absence. With Travis Kelce emerging as Alex Smith's go-to target and rookie Tyreek Hill also showing promise, Maclin won't be more than a WR4 this week and going forward. Yesterday, 9:57 am
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  • DeAngelo Williams could resume practicing
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said DeAngelo Williams (knee) could return to practice this week.

    Advice: He and Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) will both be evaluated on Tuesday. Williams had a knee scope about a month ago. For what it's worth, Tomlin said Williams has a better chance to return this week than Heyward-Bey. Yesterday, 9:23 am
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  • Chris Boswell has 'legit chance' to play Sunday
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Chris Boswell (abdomen) has a "legit chance" to return against the Bills in Week 14.

    Advice: Boswell sat out last week's game with an abdomen injury. Randy Bullock booted three field goals and an extra point in his absence Sunday against the Giants. Boswell has had a somewhat underwhelming year (12-of-16 field goals) but Tomlin is adamant that he'll retain the starting job if healthy. Yesterday, 9:20 am
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  • Jay Gruden wants Rob Kelley 'more involved'
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he wants Rob Kelley to be "more involved" moving forward.

    Advice: Despite running well against a tough Cardinals defense, Kelley only saw 14 carries in what was a close game throughout. "We ideally would like to get that running game going a little bit more," Gruden said, "more touches for Robert because he’s been very good as far as running the football." Kelley will always be at risk of falling out of the game plan because of his struggles as a pass catcher, but Washington needs to do a better job of feeding him when the game is close. He should see plenty of work this week against the Eagles. Yesterday, 7:03 am
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  • Jerry: Cowboys do not plan to rest starters
    Jerry Jones said the Cowboys do not plan to rest their starters even if they clinch the No. 1 seed.

    Advice: With a first-round bye all but secure and home-field advantage likely to be locked up in the next couple weeks, the Cowboys will have a tough decision to make in Week 17. Jones says it will be "business as usual," which could be the right call with a bye week on the way, but it would still be surprising if Ezekiel Elliott saw his full workload once everything is locked up. It is still possible he sits out entirely in the final week. Because of the uncertainty, Alfred Morris is a must-add for Elliott owners. Yesterday, 6:43 am
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  • Bowles says he always planned to start Petty
    Jets coach Todd Bowles said he always planned to start Bryce Petty over the final month of the season.

    Advice: "We could have won 45-0, (Bryce) was going to start the last four games," Bowles said after Monday night's blowout loss. "That's the slot we had penciled for him, that's a good time to take a look at him." It is unclear why Petty would be good enough for the final four games and not the final six, but at least the correct decision has finally been made. Even though it is pretty clear Petty is not the long-term answer, the Jets at least need to see it on the field before this offseason. Yesterday, 6:22 am
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  • McAdoo blames Cruz's quiet day on offense
    Giants coach Ben McAdoo blamed an inconsistent offense for Victor Cruz's quiet Week 13.

    Advice: Cruz said he plans to talk to McAdoo after being held without a target against the Steelers. "Victor, like everybody else, including myself, wants to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem," McAdoo said. "So my door is always open for any of these guys that want to come in and have a conversation." The offense has been bad recently, but Cruz is likely more upset about his snaps being cut than the lack of targets. The veteran ended up playing three fewer plays than undrafted rookie Roger Lewis. With the Giants looking for answers in the passing game, it is possible Cruz will see his role diminish even further. Yesterday, 6:03 am
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