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Jordan Reed in pads at practice

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 12:26pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

After missing the past three games with a hamstring pull, Redskins TE Jordan Reed appears to be progressing toward a return to the lineup.

The tight end wore pads and a helmet during Tuesday’s practice—the team’s first session since Thursday’s lopsided loss to the Giants—and participated in individual drills. In previous weeks, Reed had worked off to the side with the Redskins’ other rehabbing players.

Fantasy Impact:

Reed’s official status for the practice—out, limited or full—might not be known until later today, the story said, though the team does not have to disclose that information until Thursday's practice. Reporters, meantime, were only allowed to view the opening 30 minutes of Tuesday’s session. Another news item from CSN Washignton said the team had two empty roster spots and didn't fill one with a TE, indicating that either Niles Paul or Reed could be a go Week 5. Paul is recovering from a concussion from a nasty hit, and wasn't in pads today the story said. It's looking like Reed could be back in what is actually a decent matchup against the Seahawks who have given up points to TEs.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 12:21pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

Redskins beat writers Tarik El-Bashir and Rich Tandler answered questions about the Redskins TEs, specifically how Niles Paul is progressing through protocol after suffering a concussion.

We should get a status update Tuesday from Coach Jay Gruden and possibly Niles Paul himself. But if you read between the lines, roster moves provided us with a hint. The Redskins had two vacant roster spots. They signed a cornerback and a safety. If there was serious doubt about Paul, they probably would have signed a tight end. Because if Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Paul are both sidelined against the Seahawks, that would leave them with Logan Paulsen as their only healthy tight end.

Fantasy Impact:

Reed was back at practice Tuesday and wearing pads while Paul was not, CSN Washington reported in another item. Paul took a nasty hit against the Giants, and it's hard to imagine he would be back on the field as quick as this week. Looks like Reed may be porgressing enough to play Week 5.

Seahawks TE Zach Miller to miss 'extended amount of time'

Monday, September 29, 2014, 2:44pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

According to a report from FOXSports.com, Seahawks tight end Zach Miller will miss an “extended amount of time” after having a procedure on his ankle.

Miller was listed on the Week 3 injury report with an ankle injury, but he was probable and wound up catching two passes in Seattle’s overtime victory against the Broncos. Injured reserve/return isn’t a possibility for Miller because the team has already used their annual spot on that list for cornerback Jeremy Lane so they’ll either have to carry Miller on the roster until he’s healthy or place him on injured reserve.

Fantasy Impact:

Luke Wilson and Cooper Helfelt are the other tight ends on the team’s active roster and they also have RaShaun Allen on the practice squad. Miller was averaging just over 25 yards a game receiving.

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:26am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

In Thursday night’s debacle against the New York Giants, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins reverted to the turnover-prone form that he displayed in limited action during the first two seasons of his career.

Cousins posted a career-worst five turnovers (four interceptions, one fumble lost) while throwing for just one touchdown. In 11 game appearances since his rookie year in 2012 – six of them starts – Cousins has recorded 15 interceptions and three lost fumbles to go with 14 touchdown passes. He has thrown multiple interceptions in four of those games.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden called Cousins’ penchant for turning the ball over worrisome, but said the young quarterback was hardly the sole problem in Thursday’s game.

“It’s worrisome, [but] you have to take the game for what it is. We lost the game, he didn’t play very well, he threw four picks, we understand that, and a fumble, but he didn’t have a lot of help, either,” Gruden said. “There weren’t a lot of people – the defense didn’t help him out, the offensive line didn’t help him out, the receivers didn’t help him out. There’s a lot of other factors that we could have had better game, a better outing, if other people were helping more. It’s not just Kirk. Kirk, his mistakes are magnified obviously, but there are other guys who had mistakes that were equally important and devastating to the football game. We just have to continue to work to get better, and we will, but we’re not going to hold Kirk’s head under the water right now. We’re going to keep him composed and getting better, and he’s going to be fine next week.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins lit up the Eagles defense but coming into a short week had completely different results against an equally bad Giants defense. Things don't get much easier in terms of matchups outside of the Cowboys in Week 8 - the Skins will face four top-half defenses in terms of allowing fantasy points to QBs: Seahawks Week 5, Cardinals Week 6, Titans Week 7 and Vikings Week 9 leading up to the Week 10 bye.

Jordan Reed OUT for Week 4

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2:49pm

Mike Jones on Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins TE Jordan Reed said he still doesn't know when he'll play. Won't be Week 4, a Thursday night game vs. Giants, and sounded sketchy on Week 5, a Monday night game vs. Seattle.

Fantasy Impact:

The Skins were concerned about Reed right after the injury, so it's no surprise he hasn't been back by now. It looks like owners will have to wait until at least Week 6 for Reed to get back into fantasy lineups and that's not even a sure thing. Niles Paul will continue to fill in and see a bulk of the targets at the position. All Paul's done is average six catches for 84 yards in three games this year... The Giants and Seahawks are actually very friendly matchups in terms of TE production allowed, so Paul looks like a good play.

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3:14pm

Seahawks Inactives
Bruce Irvin DE
Tharold Simon CB
Christine Michael RB
Andrew McDonald OT
Gary Gilliam OT
Kevin Norwood WR
Greg Scruggs DE

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:50am

DenverBroncos.com - [Full Article]

Broncos beat writer Andrew Mason answer a question about Montee Ball slow start:

Montee Ball is doing all right, given that he missed two weeks of training camp and this offensive line combination has played just two full games together.

He hit the holes well Sunday, much better than he did against Indianapolis, and did well reading the flow of the play and his blocks. If he has more games like Week 2's -- when he averaged 8.9 yards every time he touched the football -- he'll be fine.

He spoke Thursday of needing to make sure he gains three or four yards on first down. One problem in recent weeks was how many times he was met in the backfield and had to struggle just to minimize the damage; with better play up front, and perhaps more use of Virgil Green as an H-back or fullback, this might go better Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a tough matchup this week against the Seahawks, but the missed time in training camp seems to be contributing to the slow start this season. Owners should probably still with Ball as his potential is still very high.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3. Lynch should be good to go for a Super Bowl rematch against the Broncos.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle, probable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice Wednesday. Lynch exited Week 2’s game against San Diego due to “ongoing” back problems, per HC Pete Carroll. He should be fine to face the Broncos, but this is something to monitor.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) misses practice on Wednesday

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 12:41am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch left the sidelines early with still over a minute to play in Seattle’s 30-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday the reason for Lynch’s early departure was due to a sore back that tightened up late in the game.

“It’s an ongoing issue for him for years,” Carroll said. “It’s something we’re always monitoring.”

Lynch did not practice with the Seahawks on Wednesday due to his back issue.

Fantasy Impact:

Lynch should be fine to face the Broncos, but this is something to monitor this week. Robert Turbin is the proper handcuff for Lynch at this point.