De'Vondre Campbell OLB
Dashon Goldson DB
Josh Perkins TE
Mike Person OG
Wes Schweitzer OG
Courtney Upshaw DT
Paul Worrilow MLB
Cards WR Michael Floyd will be in concussion protocol. Cleared on sideline but had headache Monday.
It may be tough for Eifert to suit up on a short week for the Bengals in Week 4 as they take on the Dolphins Thursday night. Even if Eifert does play Thursday, he'll likely be on some kind of pitch count, perhaps appearing only in the red zone which obviously still gives him some fantasy value, although limited.
Langford wore a walking boot in the AT&T Stadium visitors’ locker room after the game, but the injury is not believed to be long term.
Rookie fifth-round pick Jordan Howard replaced Langford and rushed for 45 yards on nine carries, plus he caught four balls for 47 yards. Howard is the logical choice to assume a larger role if Langford misses time, but Fox was not ready to fully commit to the youngster because he's only a rookie. The story said the Bears on Wednesday will re-evaluate running back Ka'Deem Carey, who sat out Week 3 with a hamstring injury. Chicago also recently signed tailback/returner Raheem Mostert after Carey got hurt.
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Reece, 30, was in his ninth season with the team. He is a former team captain and a four-time Pro Bowl selection.
Shane Vereen is one of the NFL's best pass-catching backs, and he was a safety valve for quarterback Eli Manning. Vereen also was an asset in pass protection. Bobby Rainey figures to inherit many of Vereen's passing down snaps now, but he must do a lot to fill all the roles Vereen played. Rashad Jennings and Orleans Darkwa can also catch passes out of the backfield.
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But the story kind of put a damper on Rainey's potential, saying they may not be able to use the short passing game like the did with Vereen. Instead, they may depend on Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard on screen and bubble passes more. Or, they may commit more to the run. The story added the team feels Perkins is ready to step up in the passing down role but added he struggled in preseason with pass protection.
Rashad Jennings was a late scratch with a thumb injury in Week 3.
Giants HC Ben McAdoo doesn't know yet if Jennings will be ready for the Vikings game.
"It's one day following the game," McAdoo said. "He has a long week to make some progress. We'll take a look at that at the end of the week."
The Minnesota Vikings season thus far has included many things that nobody expected – Sam Bradford playing quarterback in Minnesota, for starters – but high on the list of surprises is the fact that first-round pick WR Laquon Treadwell has only been on the field for two plays in three games. He was inactive on Sunday against Carolina.
Treadwell was selected 23rd overall this April and is struggling to get playing time so far. But HC Mike Zimmer said he's biding his time - like Stefon Diggs did last year - and may be thinking too much about steps to take on each route.
It appears that reports of Giants RB Shane Vereen's demise were premature. The team sent out a press release about Vereen's injury later Monday afternoon that removed the "season-ending" characterization.
Vereen will be placed on injured reserve, but there is a chance that he could be activated if he heals before the end of the season. A rule allows teams to activate one player from IR each season.
A player has to be on injured reserve for at least six weeks before he is eligible to be activated. The player can return to game action after eight weeks. The NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that Vereen's recovery time is "in the area of two months." That means Vereen could possibly return in late November for the stretch run.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins is headed to New York.
ESPN first reported the claim.
The Bucs released Seferian-Jenkins following an arrest Friday morning on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and a driver's license violation. The Jets have't have a reception from a TE this year, the story said, with the position featuring Kellen Davis and Brandon Bostick as of now. ASJ will need some time to learn the offense but obviously has a chance to have an impact with the Jets at some point.
Ryan Mathews experienced stiffness in his left ankle early in the Eagles’ 34-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, and that was why Mathews played only eight snaps in the game. Coach Doug Pederson said Mathews will remain the team’s top running back as long as he’s healthy.
Mathews snaps did take a hit after carrying 22 times in Week 1. He was out-carried by Darren Sproles in Week 2, despite rushing for two TDs. The story said Mathews had not been on the injury report and practiced fully leading up to the game. With four different options emerging at RB, Mathews - even when healthy - doesn't seem like a lock to lead the team in carries week-to-week right now. The good news is the team has a bye in Week 4 so Mathews should be ready to go for Week 5.
Andy Reid gave his most optimistic answer yet to the weekly question of whether Jamaal Charles would make his long-awaited return for the Kansas City Chiefs in the upcoming game. The Chiefs play against the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday night.
“He’s getting closer here,’’ Reid said. “I’m probably being overly cautious. There’s a chance he’s out there this week. We’ll see how it goes.’’
A more definitive answer will come on Wednesday, when the Chiefs begin their practice week in preparation for the Steelers game. Charles has been working mostly with the scout team during the practice week, the story said. Keep in mind, the Chiefs have a bye in Week 5 so it also seems possible he sits one more week to get some extra time off.
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