Monday, November 2, 2015, 8:20pm
The 6-foot, 205-pound Draughn played sparingly with the Browns this year, carrying just twice for 10 yards and catching two passes for 1 yard. Undrafted in 2011, Draughn has also spent time with Washington, Kansas City, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Chicago and San Diego.
Draughn has rushed for 264 yards and two touchdowns in his five NFL seasons.
Monday, November 2, 2015, 8:19pm
Bishop Sankey, a second-round draft pick and the first running back selected in 2014, hasn’t received a carry in either of the last two games.
“The first time it was an anomaly,” HC Ken Whisenhunt said. “The second time that it happened, it’s something that you just, it’s not good.”
Monday, November 2, 2015, 7:15pm
Monday, November 2, 2015, 7:14pm
LeVeon Bell's 2015 season is finished.
The Pittsburgh Steelers placed their star running back on the injured/reserve list, they announced on Monday afternoon.
Bell suffered a reportedly "badly torn" MCL in the second quarter of the Steelers' 16-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday when Vontaze Burfict tackled him in front of the Pittsburgh sideline and Bell's right foot caught in the Heinz Field grass.
The Steelers signed former St. Louis Rams draft pick Isaiah Pead to fill Bell's spot on the 53-man roster. Pead will see time behind DeAngelo Williams along with Will Johnson and Jordan Todman. Williams filled in nicely when Bell was suspended the first two games of the season and becomes a must-add if he's on your waiver wire.
The Broncos have agreed to trade for the 49ers tight end, Denver general manager John Elway announced Monday afternoon. The teams will swap late-round picks in 2016 and San Francisco will receive the Broncos' sixth-round pick in 2017, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source involved.
ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.
"(Davis will) be a valuable addition to our team with his experience and leadership," Elway wrote on Twitter.
Manning has long had success with pass-catching tight ends, with players like Dallas Clark, Jacob Tamme and Julius Thomas all putting up career-best numbers with Manning. A healthy and motivated Davis could serve as a more capable replacement for Thomas, who left the Broncos for the Jaguars in free agency. Once he learns the offense, expect Davis to effectively replace Owen Daniels, who has looked a step slow this season, the story said. Davis now has the potential to be rated as a low-end TE1 option most weeks (once he gets acclimated), and those struggling at the position should at least consider putting in a waiver claim.
Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:34pm
Leaping up for what would have surely been an impressive catch from the 5-foot-8, 193-pound running back, Thompson fell awkwardly on his back.
He would lay on the ground in clear pain before being evaluated and re-inserted into the game. The pain, however, was too much to take during the next week leading up to the Redskins’ 31-30 comeback victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as he was forced into inactivity.
“I was a little hesitant today, just because I didn’t know what to expect,” Thompson told Redskins.com on Monday. “I haven’t been able to do anything for two weeks now, so I was a little slow early on. As I kept going, I kept picking it up because I was starting to loosen up a bit, but for the most part I feel good. There is still a little swelling left to go, so once that goes away I know I’ll be fine.”
Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:33pm
Hightower, 29, was the Arizona Cardinals' fifth-round draft pick in 2008 but hasn't played in an NFL game since tearing his ACL on Oct. 23, 2011. He signed with the Saints during the offseason and mounted a comeback attempt in camp.
After making the 53-man roster, Hightower was released one day before the Saints opened the season on Sept. 13 at Arizona. Hightower was already in Phoenix by the time the move was announced and watched the game with Saints coaches in the press box.
Robinson was averaging seven carries a game and two catches a game over eight games this season.
Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte and veteran receiver Eddie Royal likely will return this season and probably won't need surgery to repair knee injuries they suffered in Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
"I don't see it being season-ending on either one," coach John Fox said Monday.
Does he anticipate surgery for either player?
"No," Fox said.
A day after Forte injured his right knee and Royal hurt his left one, Fox said he did not have an exact diagnosis or timetable for their returns.
Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:28pm
Browns starting receiver Brian Hartline was a surprise addition to the injury report Monday with a concussion Monday.
Allen suffered a kidney injury Sunday when he landed hard at the end of a 13-yard touchdown catch in a 29-26 loss to the Ravens. The wide receiver traveled back from Baltimore to San Diego after the game with the team, but his symptoms worsened as the night progressed. He was checked into a San Diego hospital.
Obviously a huge blow to this offense and to QB Philip Rivers. Stevie Johnson, Malcom Floyd, Dontrelle Inman and Jacoby Jones will have to pick up the slack at WR. The team could also turn to TEs Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green, when healthy. Danny Woodhead should continue to be a force in the passing game from the RB position.
Browns quarterback Josh McCown got X-rays on his ribs after Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals but would not tell reporters what those X-rays revealed, instead directing them to ask Browns coach Mike Pettine.
Pettine also said that he expects McCown to start in a short-week situation Thursday night when the Browns play in Cincinnati. Because of the short week, it's certainly a situation to monitor if you start McCown in your lineup.
Payton said Robinson had surgery on the injury Sunday evening.
Robinson finishes the 2015 season with 56 carries for 180 yards (3.2 avg.) and four touchdowns. Additionally, Robinson caught 17 balls for 115 yards (7.9 avg.)
Monday, November 2, 2015, 1:19pm
McCain, who has missed the past two games because of a right knee injury, did individual drills and worked with Miami's starters. His return should fortify a secondary that has held opposing quarterbacks to 93.7 passer rating.
Parker, the Dolphins' 2015 first-round pick, attended Monday's practice but was held out of the action for undisclosed reasons.
The Washington Redskins will likely return to action after their Week 8 bye with a healthier starting lineup. According to CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to return to action in Week 9 against the New England Patriots.
El-Bashir confirmed that Jackson was suited up at practice on Monday, and barring a setback this week, he will be ready to go. Keep in mind, Jackson suffered a setback during practice two weeks ago that held him out of Week 7's action.
Jackson hasn't played since first injuring his hamstring in Week 1. When he's healthy, Jackson is still one of the NFL's most dynamic deep threats. His return will add a much needed deep element to the Redskins' offense.