The former Pro Bowler has suffered a myriad of injuries over the past few years, and in an announcement Monday, he cited his body can't take "the punishment" that the NFL demands anymore.
Foster's agent confirmed the news to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. A source added to Rapoport that Foster's retirement is effective immediately. Jay Ajayi has taken over the Dolphins RB job as Foster was trying to come back from a hamstring injury. Looks like Damien Williams and Kenyan Drake will move up on the depth chart.
Sore is normal. Anything other than that is not.
"I felt good. I’m a little sore. I haven’t hit anybody in nine months," he said. "I obviously had a limited number of snaps but overall as far as things that were bothering me —my back and my ankle — those feel great."
Eifert played 15 snaps in a return that he has been working toward all offseason. After rehabbing all offseason from ankle surgery, his debut was pushed back two more weeks after he injured his back. He was a risky play in his return due to a potential pitch count, but should get more work next game as long as there are no signs of a setback.
Ladarius Green said he planned to have a conversation on Monday afternoon with coach Mike Tomlin to decide whether he'll practice this week. Green is eligible to return from the physically unable to perform list, and the Steelers then have 21 days to activate him once he begins practicing.
"Everything is getting better, everything has progressed pretty well," he said. "I’m just waiting to get the word."
Green said he has voiced he desire to begin practicing to Tomlin.
"He knows I want to be out there, but it’s up to him to do what’s best for the team," Green said. "I’ve agreed with everything he decides like I’ve been doing, and he’ll make the right decision."
Rookie tight end Hunter Henry, who has shined so far this season, entered the concussion protocol. Chargers coach Mike McCoy said that Henry reported symptoms after the game, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken. It isn't clear when exactly Henry suffered the injury.
If Henry doesn't get cleared by Sunday, he'll miss the Chargers' divisional showdown against the Broncos. In their earlier meeting this year, Henry broke out with six catches, 83 yards, and a touchdown. If he does miss any game action, expect Gates to take on a larger role. Gates, 36, has caught 17 passes for 119 yards and two scores but admitted he wasn't 100-percent coming into last week.
Related players: Emmanuel Sanders
Sanders was a full go on Friday despite battling a hip injury and will play in Week 7.
Both Hopkins (hamstring) and Fuller (hamstring) will play in Week 7 against the Broncos in a tough matchup.
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The way the Cleveland Browns season is going, any quarterback who has changed planes in or near Cleveland in the past year is eligible for the roster.
He made the Packers' 53-man roster after a strong preseason. Callahan played at Wesley, a Division III school.
The Seahawks have struggled to run the ball this season, but reinforcements could be coming soon: Running back Thomas Rawls will run this week and then prepare to play the following week, coach Pete Carroll said.
“That’s what we are counting on unless something changes,” Carroll said.
Related players: Christine Michael
Rawls hasn’t played since the second game of the season because of a fibula injury, and Carroll was optimistic that Rawls could add some needed juice to a rushing attack that has been uncharacteristically lacking this season. Carroll’s offenses have always been able to run the ball, both in terms of quantity and quality. It may take a week to ease him back into things, but it sounds like he'll be counted on once again in the Seattle backfield.
Coleman’s status remains unclear as the Falcons are waiting to find out the severity of the strain.
If Coleman’s injury is serious enough to the point that he need to miss some time, Quinn says they are confident in Terron Ward who is currently on Atlanta’s practice squad. It could also mean more work for Freeman.
Ryan Mathews has fumbled in the final minutes of two of the past three games, and though coach Doug Pederson is not demoting his leading running back, he acknowledged that Mathews’ fumbles are “definitely a concern.”
“We don't want to see it, especially in those situations – four-minute situations there at the end of the game,” Pederson said. “We've got to continue to either find out if he's tired, where he's at at the end of the game; if we need to put Wendell Smallwood or Darren Sproles in there – we'll find out more about that. But by no means am I down on Ryan at all. We just have to make sure that he understands that he can't obviously do that and put ourselves in a situation where we're giving the ball back to the opponent.”
Mathews leads Eagle RBs in carries and yards and TDs but is also the only RB to fumble. This is already a committee situation. The story said it doesn't sound like he's going to get more carries, averaging about 11 per game, and that may go down if the team opts to give another RB late-game chances.
TE Jordan Reed has been cleared to practice when the Redskins hit the field again on Wednesday, HC Jay Gruden said. But the fourth-year veteran, who has missed two games since his Week 5 concussion, isn’t yet cleared to play Sunday.
“No, not necessarily,” Gruden said during his Monday afternoon press conference, when asked if Reed will play on Sunday. “He’s been cleared to practice but he still needs to be cleared by the independent doctor.”
The Redskins have a bye in Week 9 and some reports have said the team may hold out Reed until Week 10 when they return from the week off. Vernon Davis played pretty well the last two weeks and makes for a nice fill-in for Reed owners. He had a 7-79-0 last week and was about a yard short of a TD on one of his catches.
Although it’s not certain how much Packers RB Ty Montgomery will continue to play out of the backfield given that coach Mike McCarthy said he plans to get recently acquired running back Knile Davis up to speed on the offense this week in advance of Sunday’s game at Atlanta.
Davis played five snaps (and had two carries for 1 yard), while Don Jackson, a rookie who was promoted from the practice squad on the day of the game, played six snaps (and carries twice for 6 yards) before a hand injury ended his day. But with Lacy on injured reserve and James Starks likely to miss at least another game or two, Montgomery remains an option in the backfield.
The story was mostly about ESPN fantasy leagues allowing owners to use Montgomery in their leagues as a RB. As the story said though, how much Montgomery is used there is an uncertainty. Davis has a few extra days to get up to speed but Starks is also expected to return in a few games.
After missing the past three games due to a knee injury, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to play Sunday night when the Dallas returns to action against the Philadelphia Eagles, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Bryant had hoped to play last week against the Green Bay Packers, but was held out in hopes of him being 100 percent. He suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his right leg on Sept. 25 against the Chicago Bears.
Now fast forward to today and there is widespread clamoring for Matt Jones to be benched, perhaps permanently. Having a hand in three fumbles, two of which were lost, will do that.
It's a dicey situation for Jones owners. Thompson isn't a carry-the-load kind of back and Kelly has looked good but doesn't have the experience. The author speculated Jones gets limited work this week with Thompson and Kelley splitting a bulk of the workload with about 10-12 carries each and Jones perhaps gets another chance to become the primary RB in the near future. It's a situation that needs to be monitored. As we said before, the Skins having any kind of split with their lack of running success at times doesn't make anyone a very solid fantasy option.
In the type of coincidence native to the NFL, the Bears received clearance on quarterback Jay Cutler on Monday -- soon after we discovered that quarterback Brian Hoyer will be out for a significant amount of time with a broken arm.
Head coach John Fox made the announcement Monday, adding that Hoyer's surgery was successful and that he will likely head to injured reserve.
The story said this could be an audition for Cutler as the Bears may try to get out of his contract at the end of the season. With the weapons around him in the passing game, he certainly has fantasy potential, although before the injury it was a bit of a struggle for him.
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