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|9/24/2016||Patrick Murray, Cle, K|
|Murray was placed on injured reserve Saturday after hurting his surgically repaired left knee in practice, forcing the Browns to sign Cody Parkey to handle their kicking duties in Sunday's game at Miami.
Analysis: Murray got hurt during Friday's walkthrough. He missed last season with Tampa Bay after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament knee ligament. Murray beat out incumbent Travis Coons in training camp this summer. He missed 52-yard field goal and had an extra-point blocked last week in a loss to Baltimore.
|9/24/2016||Willie Snead, NO, WR|
|Snead is questionable for Monday's game against the Falcons after sitting out much of the week with a toe injury.
Analysis: Snead leads the Saints with 14 receptions for 226 yards and it would be a big blow if he was unable to play.
|9/24/2016||Julio Jones, Atl, WR|
|Jones is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints but returned to practice in a limited capacity Saturday while recovering from a calf injury. Jones, who was held out of practice Thursday and Friday, said he will be ready to play in New Orleans.
Analysis: "Yes, yes I'll play Monday night," Jones said Saturday. "I wouldn't chance it if I didn't (feel right), if I felt like I was going to overcompensate and something else was going to get tore up or it was going to get worse or anything like that. It's just warming that muscle up, warming up everything, making sure everything is firing properly." Jones appeared to have his explosion running across the red zone and catching passes near the start of practice.
|9/24/2016||Morgan Burnett, GB, S|
|Burnett won't play Sunday against the Lions because of a groin injury.
Analysis: The Packers have a bye in Week 4 so Burnett, second on the team with 10 tackles, could return Oct. 9 against the Giants.
|9/24/2016||Clay Matthews, GB, LB|
|Matthews won't play Sunday against the Lions because of an ankle and hamstring injury.
Analysis: The Packers have a bye in Week 4 so Matthews could return Oct. 9 against the Giants.
|9/23/2016||Karl Joseph, Oak, S|
|Joseph's debut on defense is coming three weeks later than he had hoped and maybe a few weeks earlier than the Raiders planned.
Analysis: Joseph has not played at all on defense this season. His 16 plays of experience have come on special teams, a notable change from the preseason and in training camp when the 14th-overall pick in this year's draft lined up with the starters. Keith McGill, a converted cornerback who was buried on the depth chart, was the surprising starter in Oakland's season-opening win over New Orleans and against last week in the home loss to Atlanta.
|9/23/2016||Joe Haden, Cle, CB|
|Haden has a groin issue and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Miami. Haden did not take part in the team's walk-through on Friday and coach Hue Jackson said it's too early to say if Haden will be able to play against the Dolphins.
Analysis: Haden, who was limited to just five games last season by injuries, had two interceptions in last week's 25-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Haden played every snap and also returned a punt 13 yards. If Haden can't go, veteran Tramon Williams would likely take his spot opposite Jamar Taylor.
|9/23/2016||Jamaal Charles, KC, RB|
|Charles was listed as doubtful for the Jets on Friday's injury report, and it is becoming increasingly likely that the four-time Pro Bowl player will not play before the Chiefs' Week 5 bye.
Analysis: Charles has been practicing since training camp, but coach Andy Reid has been cautious when it comes to activating him for game day. He tore the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 last season.
|9/23/2016||Antonio Gates, SD, TE|
|Gates is doubtful for Sunday's game at Indianapolis with a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Gates, who has six receptions for 35 yards this season, did not practice Friday.
|9/23/2016||Joey Bosa, SD, DE|
|Bosa's NFL debut won't happen in Week 3.
Analysis: The San Diego Chargers ruled out their rookie top pick for the third consecutive game because of a hamstring injury, which occurred as Bosa was attempted to get up to speed for Week 1. He reported to camp following a protracted contract holdout.
|9/23/2016||Josh McCown, Cle, QB|
|McCown played the final three quarters of Cleveland's Week 2 loss to the Baltimore Ravens with a broken collarbone.
Analysis: The Browns, who list the veteran quarterback as week-to-week, confirmed the injury Friday after defensive coordinator Ray Horton disclosed the severity of what the team previous termed a "shoulder injury." McCown ran to the locker room after he took a hit in the first quarter but returned to play through the painful injury. It was the second time he fractured his collarbone; McCown missed five games with the injury in 2015.
|9/23/2016||Jacoby Brissett, NE, QB|
|Less than a week after dealing with injury uncertainty with fill-in starter Jimmy Garoppolo's right shoulder following last Sunday's win over the Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots appear to be in a similar situation with Brissett after he suffered an apparent right thumb injury in Thursday night's win over the Texans.
Analysis: Brissett, a third-rounder out of N.C. State, is dealing with a thumb issue following his first career start. WEEI.com, a Boston radio station, first broke the news Friday afternoon, saying Brissett had a torn ligament in his thumb and that surgery was "likely" to stabilize the thumb. ESPN followed up that report indicating that the Patriots were still evaluating the issue and would know more this Monday. Later, it was determined he would not need surgery.
|9/23/2016||Delanie Walker, Ten, TE|
|Walker is questionable for Sunday's game with the Oakland Raiders after being held out of practice Friday with a sore hamstring.
Analysis: Walker led the Titans last season with 94 receptions, and he had six catches for 83 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee's 16-15 comeback victory at Detroit last week. The Titans hope Walker might play Sunday with more rest and treatment. Walker said Wednesday he would not miss Sunday's game.
|9/23/2016||Sammy Watkins, Buf, WR|
|Watkins is unlikely to play against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Analysis: Bills coach Rex Ryan said Watkins' chances of playing are "probably not real good" Friday. Watkins did not practice all week. Watkins has been hampered by foot soreness in recent weeks. He underwent foot surgery this offseason. Ryan added that Watkins had his injured foot stepped on at a walkthrough practice earlier in the week, which "probably didn't help."
|9/23/2016||Brandon Marshall, NYJ, WR|
|Marshall will likely be a game-time decision for the New York Jets on Sunday at Kansas City as he continues to recover from knee and foot injuries.
Analysis: Marshall returned to practice Friday on a limited basis after sitting out earlier in the week. Coach Todd Bowles says he is questionable to play against the Chiefs. Marshall, who had his left knee bend awkwardly beneath him during a play at Buffalo last Thursday night, says he remains hopeful after taking some snaps in practice but is "not where I want to be."
|9/23/2016||Zach Ertz, Phi, TE|
|Ertz won't play Sunday against the Steelers due to a rib injury.
Analysis: He also didn't play in Week 2. Ertz, who had 75 catches for 853 yards and two touchdowns last season, suffered a rib displacement near his left shoulder in Week 1 against the Browns.
|9/23/2016||Cameron Artis-Payne, Car, RB|
|Artis-Payne will start against the Vikings with Jonathan Stewart out.
Analysis: Coach Ron Rivera says he expects Artis-Payne to split carries almost equally with Fozzy Whittaker, who had 100 yards rushing on 16 carries last week in a 47-26 win against the San Francisco 49ers. Artis-Payne played in the final three games last season with Stewart out and ran for 152 yards on 33 carries and a touchdown.
|9/23/2016||Chris Ivory, Jax, RB|
|Ivory is expected to make his Jaguars debut Sunday against the Ravens.
Analysis: The Jags won't have left tackle Kelvin Beachum, but Ivory's return should add a spark to an offense that struggled mightily in San Diego.
|9/23/2016||Braedon Bowman, NYJ, TE|
|The New York Jets have signed Bowman to their active roster, promoting him from the practice squad.
Analysis: Bowman was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jaguars in May out of South Alabama, where he had 29 catches for 381 yards in two seasons.
|9/23/2016||Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TB, TE|
|Seferian-Jenkins was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers within hours of being released from jail on Friday. Seferian-Jenkins, 23, was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence.
Analysis: Cameron Brate and Seferian-Jenkins had been splitting snaps at tight end. Seferian-Jenkins never blossomed into a solid fantasy option and it's unsure if he will get another chance with another team.
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