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Monday, December 9, 2013, 7:23pm
Josh McCown will start again at QB.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 5:54pm
Monday, December 9, 2013, 5:50pm
HC Mike McCarthy: Plan for QB Aaron Rodgers is to work out Tuesday and be evaluated Wednesday morning. Still not medically cleared.
The team has little choice but to plan to start Matt Flynn this week, but haven't ruled out Rodgers potentially coming back. We'll know more Wednesday.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 5:46pm
Monday, December 9, 2013, 5:42pm
Raves HC John Harbaugh says WR Brandon Stokley has a concussion and will go through concussion testing protocol, could be 'problematic' given how many.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 5:41pm
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was placed on injured reserve, HC Leslie Frazer announced. He suffered a broken foot on Nov. 3 against the Cowboys and was expected to return in 4-6 weeks. The team hoped Rudolph would practice this week, but he wasn’t ready to make that step.
Lisfranc ruled out for Adrian Peterson
Monday, December 9, 2013, 4:03pm
Adrian Peterson will see a foot specialist on Monday as further evaluation along with more X-rays and a CT scan.
"Well, it’s a little painful," Peterson said. "Obviously it kept me out of the game. The MRI came back great so that’s good. Just got to get a CT scan to make sure the bone is OK."
Peterson said a Lisfranc injury has been ruled out. The foot was still sore in the locker room, but Peterson said it didn't swell up too much.
"Initially you don’t know exactly what’s going on when you’re feeling it," Peterson said. "That initial contact definitely didn’t feel good. I was kind of worried. But kind of cleared up a little bit after getting the MRI. I’ll see how things play out after the CT scan."
Peterson wants to play, but Frazier said the team’s record, 3-9-1, will factor into whether the running back returns this season. There have already been reports that Peterson's season is done, but so far the team hasn't said that. His status for Week 15 against the Eagles is still in a bit of doubt, but it seems he and owners have dodged the Lisfranc bullet at least...
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:47pm
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:46pm
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:40pm
We all know what happened this past week as Bush was injured in warmups and didn't play despite being active. To make matters worse for owners, the Lions play on Monday night at home against the Ravens in Week 15. Hopefully if you're a Bush owner, you're a Joique Bell owner as well, because the switch would be easy despite it not being the greatest of matchups.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:17pm
At this point we're not sure of Gerhart's Week 15 status. It would appear if he does play he'd get the start since Adrian Peterson was carted off the field in Week 14 with what the team is calling a foot sprain. Peterson is reported to have pain in his mid-foot region which isn't good news, but he's still be evaluated. We may not know more about Gerhart until Wednesday. It's a pretty decent matchup against an improved Eagles defense in Week 15. Matt Asiata is next up on the depth chart.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:13pm
We'll see if Ponder gets the start this week as Matt Cassel again played pretty well with Ponder out. It's a decent matchup on paper but the Eagles defense is somewhat improved despite its ranking. Whoever the starter is may have to throw a bit more with the statuses of RBs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart in question.
Rob Gronkowski tears ACL, also has MCL damage
Monday, December 9, 2013, 10:25am
Per a league source, an MRI confirmed the damage. Gronkowski will miss the rest of the season. Surgery and rehab will affect his preparation for 2014.
The MRI also shows damage to the MCL. It’s not currently believed that surgical repair will be needed of the MCL.
That provides a bit of a silver lining. In 2008, Tom Brady tore an ACL and an MCL, and surgical tinkering with the MCL reportedly resulted in an infection.
For Gronkowski, who battled an infection following forearm surgery earlier this year, the prospect of future complications looms over the ACL repair.
PFT is also reporting Gronk suffered a slight concussion on the same play. He was placed on IR Monday. Obviously bad news for owners, but a terrible break for Gronk, who is coming off arm and back issues. As for next year in terms of fantasy, we could be looking at a similar situation as this season where he is a question mark heading into fantasy drafts, and also the start of the regular season. His ADP would likely drop leaving him a risky, early pick with more value the later you can select him. However, we're a long way from that point... As for this season, it looks like the Pats will go back to more three WR sets featuring Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman with Shane Vereen part of that package. Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins could also creep back on the fantasy radar.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 10:12am