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QB Jay Cutler will be the starter when healthy. (NFLTR)
WR Wes Welker did not practice on Tuesday. (Lindsay Jones)
S Rahim Moore is expected to be medically cleared in January and is currently dealing with lateral compartment syndrome. (Mike Klis)
DB Tyrann Mathieu has been placed on injured/reserved list due to a...
The Baltimore Ravens announced that they have re-signed RB Bernard Scott to their 53-man roster and placed WR Brandon Stokley on the season-ending injured reserve.
Scott, 29, was released in order to make room for TE Dennis Pitta who was returning from a serious hip injury. Scott had been with the Ravens since Week 8, but has yet to be active for a single game this season...
Following Chicago’s win over the Cowboys Monday night, Bears HC Marc Trestman reiterated that Jay Cutler will be their starting quarterback once he’s medically cleared.
“There’s no change in the plan,” Trestman said, via ESPNChicago.com. “We’ll see where Jay is this week. He’ll have to be released by the doctors. When Jay is ready to play, he’ll be playing.“...
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones mentioned that there is no one he would rather have to fix the Cowboys defensive problems than DC Monte Kiffin.
“To fix what we’re doing, there’s nobody I’d rather have than him and Rod Marinelli, and where we are today to get this fixed over the next week, two weeks, three weeks,” Jones said, via Pro Football Talk. “There’s nobody I’d...
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CB Terence Newman is out 1-3 weeks with a sprained MCL. (Chris Mortensen)
MLB Wesley Woodyard was benched during Week 14′s win over the Titans. (Denver Post)
S Duke Ihenacho was benched during Week 14′s win over the Titans. (Denver...
Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that QB Aaron Rodgers has yet to be medically cleared.
According to McCarthy, Rodgers will work out on Tuesday and be re-evaluated by Dr. Patrick McKenzie on Wednesday.
There is still a chance he could return for Week 15′s game against the Dallas Cowboys, but he will need to some positives signs regarding his fractured collarbone...
Washington Redskins HC Mike Shanahan would not commit on Monday to starting Robert Griffin III their Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons. According to Shanahan, the team’s top priority is to ensure that Griffin healthy this offseason, which means there is a chance they could sit him in favor of backup Kirk Cousins this week. “If he did get injured, I’d be very disappointed...
Minnesota Vikings HC Lezlie Frazier announced on Monday that TE Kyle Rudolph has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve.
Rudolph, 24, was diagnosed with a broken left-foot on Nov. 4 and was originally expected to close to a month. After failing on returning to practice, Frazier admitted last week that Rudolph “hasn’t made as much progress as originally (hoped).“
Minnesota Vikings HC Lezlie Frazier told reporters on Monday that they are still examining RB Adrian Peterson‘s mid-foot sprain he suffered in Week 14′s game against the Ravens.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter said of Peterson’s injury; “You’d think that it’s going to end his season,” per Evan Silva of Rotoworld.
Considering that Peterson had to be carted off the field...
Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that Redskins owner Dan Snyder is exploring his options for firing HC Mike Shanahan “with cause,” which would allow them part ways with Shanahan without paying the rest of his salary.
Maske adds that a source mentioned that it’s not clear what the team is ultimately willing to do at this point in time. The source added that there...
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced the signing of former Colts RB Delone Carter on Monday.
To make room for Carter, the Jaguars placed RB Justin Forsett on the season-ending injured reserve.
Carter, 26, spent two seasons with the Colts before joining the Baltimore Ravens. He only lasted just a few weeks with the team before getting start at the start of the regular season.
Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman reports that Falcons OC Dirk Koetter is interviewing for the Boise State head coaching job now that Chris Petersen departed for the University of Washington.
Koetter will have a phone interview with the school due “travel issues.”
Cripe adds that Washington DC Justin Wilcox is also candidate for the job.
Bruce Feldman of CBS reports that Boise...
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According to the Charlotte Observer, Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart suffered a “serious“ right knee injury following a hit from Saints CB Keenan Lewis.
Stewart put together back-to-back 16-yard runs and actually gave the Panthers’ ground game some life before exiting with a knee injury. Stewart will have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the injury.
The Indianapolis Colts announced on Monday that they have agreed to terms with former Bills RB Tashard Choice.
The Colts subsequently placed RB Chris Rainey on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury he suffered during Sunday’s loss to the Bengals.
Choice, , has played in 85 games over the course of his career and has totaled 1,535 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns during...
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians told reporters following Sunday’s win over the Rams that rookie DB Tyrann Mathieu is believed to have suffered a torn left ACL, per Darren Urban.
Ian Rapoport reports that Mathieu will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity, but his sources mentioned that it doesn’t look good at this point in time.
Mathieu suffered the injury while contributing...
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Washington Redskins are expected to target Baylor HC Art Briles if they end up firing Mike Shanahan in the coming days or weeks.
La Canfora adds that Washington could relieve Shanahan of his duties as soon as Monday.
Reports from Sunday mentioned that Shanahan nearly quit before last year’s playoff game against the Seahawks due...
Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that sources have informed him that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is believed to have a torn ACL.
Gronkowski will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the extent of his injury, but all indications are that it’s likely of the season-ending variety.
Following a hit to his knee from Browns S T.J. Ward, Gronkowski was carted off the field and taken...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that league sources have informed him that the Houston Texans have Chargers OC and former Cardinals HC Ken Whisenhunt “squarely on the radar” for their head coaching vacancy.
Schefter adds that Houston is expected to interview Whisenhunt at the “soonest chance possible.”
Mike Freeman reports that an NFL source has informed him that the...
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Tennessee Titans have QB Jay Cutler on their radar for the offseason.
Rapoport adds that Cutler is believed to have interest in returning to Nashville where he played at the University of Vanderbilt.
The Titans are not expected to pick up QB Jake Locker‘s $13 million club option for the 2015 season, which means he is likely entering...
Ian Rapoport reports that the Titans not expected to pick up QB Jake Locker‘s 2015 option that would be worth $13 million.
This of course means that Locker will enter the final year of his rookie deal without a commitment from the team beyond 2014.
Rapoport also reported that the Titans have QB Jay Cutler on their radar and that Cutler is believed to have interest in returning...
Ian Rapoport and Mike Silver of the NFL Network are reporting that the Titans are expected to release RB Chris Johnson following the season.
This isn’t the only major move the Titans are expected to make, but parting ways with Johnson has been a speculative possibility for some time now.
Of course the Titans could always shop Johnson around the league before deciding to ultimately...
According to Dan Graziano ESPN.com, there are “rumblings” that the New York Giants are interested in bringing back DE Justin Tuck next season.
Graziano admits that “as recently as a month ago, I didn’t know anyone who thought Tuck would be back with the Giants in 2014.”
Tuck’s recent four-sack performance against Washington certainly improves his value as he prepares...
Ohio State (#2) vs. Michigan State (#10)
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The Big Ten Championship is without a doubt of the best games on this week’s schedule. The Buckeye’s high-powered running offense will be up against the Spartan’s very stout defense.
Ohio State’s offense relies heavily on running back Carlos Hyde, who’s been almost unstoppable in past few weeks. Hyde has...
LT Joe Staley expects to play in Week 14′s game against the Seahawks. (San Jose Mercury News)
QB Jay Cutler participated in Friday’s practice.
WR Brandon Marshall practiced in full on Friday.
TE Tyler Eifert is listed as probable for Week 14.
WR Andrew Hawkins is probable for Week 14.
Bengals worked out G Jeremiah Warren. (Aaron Wilson)