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Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 1:45pm
Ordinarily, Monday night's news that Adrian Peterson will likely miss Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles wouldn't short circuit the Minnesota Vikings' offense. They have a capable No. 2 running back in Toby Gerhart.
But Gerhart strained his hamstring and could be challenged to make it back for Sunday's game. Coach Leslie Frazier said on Monday that the Vikings would continue to be a run-first team, even if Peterson and Gerhart are both out or limited by injuries, but the situation could put the ball in the hands of some unfamiliar names.
Third-string running back Matt Asiata would be the first candidate to get more carries. Asiata beat out Joe Banyard for the final running back spot in training camp, partially because of his contributions on special teams, but he also played well in the Vikings' preseason finale against the Houston Texans.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 1:38pm
Did Jamaal Charles play too long Sunday? Charles, the Chiefs’ biggest offensive weapon, picked up 17 and 33 yards on his final two attempts in the 45-10 win at Washington. The Chiefs ran one more play, and that was the end of the third quarter with the Chiefs leading 38-10. Charles didn’t get another attempt.
He finished the day with 19 carries for a season-high 151 yards and two receptions for eight yards.
“I thought it was the right time,” to take him out of the game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday. “I’ve gone both ways, I’ve held people from games, and I’ve played people, just depending on what I feel we need to get ourselves ready, if we have that opportunity to continue to play (in the playoffs).
“We’re not there yet. I wasn’t thinking about that in this game.”
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:10am
The second-year wide receiver was on the field for 45 snaps in Indianapolis' 42-28 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The playing time produced all of two catches for seven yards.
The quiet afternoon was part of a disturbing trend for Hilton.
Hilton had two big games coming off the team's loss of WR1 Reggie Wayne, but Hilton admitted lately he's been drawing double teams and also team's top cornerbacks. Hilton is becoming a risky play at this point because over the last four weeks he has just 17 receptions for 135 yards. On top of that, it's another tough matchup against Houston in Week 15.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:06am
"That's something I can't really answer right now," Tate said, via the Houston Chronicle. "Just the fact so many things are going to change once the season's over -- different head coaches, different people fired everywhere else.
"That's something I haven't really thought about yet," Tate added. "That's something I'll probably think about after the next three weeks."
Tate will be a free agent and will opt to sign for big money for a starting job - if he can find it. Staying healthy is a big issue for Tate, but if he can find a job getting the bulk of the work, he could have RB2 value next season.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:03am
Jags RB Maurice Jones-Drew, the three-time Pro Bowl running back whose production has increased in recent weeks, will be questionable this week as the Jaguars begin preparing to play the Buffalo Bills, Head Coach Gus Bradley said Monday.
Jones-Drew sustained a hamstring injury in the Jaguars’ victory over Houston last Thursday.
Bradley said Jones-Drew felt better Monday after time off over the weekend, according to the story, but said he likely won’t practice until at least Friday. Jones-Drew told reporters earlier in the day he underwent treatment throughout the weekend and also said that he likely wouldn’t practice until Friday. If that's the case, he could still play in Week 15. Needless to say, his status is up in the air in what would be a pretty decent matchup against the Bills, who are ranked 21st in allowing fantasy points to RBs.
Source: Adrian Peterson 'unlikely' to play Week 15
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 9:56am
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not need surgery on his sprained right foot, but is unlikely to play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Peterson sustained a mid-foot sprain in the second quarter on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, as linebacker Arthur Brown tackled him while he tried to stretch for a first down. X-rays were negative on Peterson's foot, a MRI showed no structural damage or risk of a Lisfranc injury, and Peterson said on Monday afternoon he planned to play Sunday. But he was still scheduled to undergo a CT scan on his foot, and the Vikings planned to send the results of Peterson's medical exams to a foot specialist.
When the Vikings got the results on Monday evening, they determined Peterson would have to spend time in a walking boot and prove he can run once he gets out of the boot, according to the source.
While AD avoided surgery and Lisfranc, it looks like he's still going to miss at least this week. And in reality, owners should probably prepare for him to be shut down for the season given the Vikings have no chance at the playoffs and there isn't much of a reason to bring him back. Toby Gerhart is a must-add in a pretty good matchup against the Eagles in Week 15.
Bears will start Jay Cutler when he's healthy
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 9:49am
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman reiterated after Monday's 45-28 victory against the Dallas Cowboys that quarterback Jay Cutler will return to the starting lineup when he receives medical clearance from the team's doctors.
"There's no change in the plan," Trestman said. "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."
Cutler has missed the last four games with a severe high-ankle sprain he suffered versus the Lions on Nov. 10. Veteran backup Josh McCown completed 27 of 36 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns, plus one rushing touchdown, in the win over Dallas, and in seven appearances in 2013, has thrown for 1,809 yards, 13 touchdowns, one interception and has posted an overall quarterback rating of 109.8. If you watched the MNF broadcast they pointed out a few times that this system suits the veteran McCown very well, but it looks like the Bears will go back to Cutler once he is able to play.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 9:45am
The story pointed out that the season-high 105 rushing yards Daniel Thomas contributed as Miller's replacement on Sunday helps alleviate some concern about Miller. For Miller owners, Thomas just won't seem to go away to open up the job fully to Miller. Even if Miller plays this week, expect Thomas to cut into his workload. Tuesday reports say Miller concussion isn't too serious.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 8:34pm
CSN Bay area reported that Jennings should continue to get his work now that he's been cleared. The Raiders play the Chiefs Week 15 so it seems safe to assume Jennings will jump back in ahead of Marcel Reece, even though Reece played pretty well against the Jets in Week 14. Keep in mind this is evaluation time for the Raiders.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 8:29pm
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Everette Brown DE
Morris Claiborne CB
Justin Durant OLB
Jakar Hamilton DB
DeVonte Holloman OLB
Orie Lemon LB
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.