The Bills went without their workhorse for much of Sunday's losing effort.
LeSean McCoy missed the last quarter and a half of Sunday's 28-25 loss to Miami with a what coach Rex Ryan said was a sore hamstring. The running back was bothered by the same hamstring issue during much of the week of practice leading up to Sunday's game, which left him listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
After the game, McCoy said he felt "amazing" while warming up before the game, but he later felt pain in his hamstring during the game.
We had a story on Saturday that said McCoy traveled with the team but the article suggested it may not have been a good idea to activate McCoy at less than 100-percent. It will remain to be see if this setback hinders McCoy going forward.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick was back in the game after Smith left.
Cody Kessler, the Browns’ third starting quarterback this season, was knocked out of Sunday’s game with a concussion. He was stepping up in the pocket and right after delivering a backhanded flip to tight end Gary Barnidge, he was hit from the side by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko.
Kessler had a hard time getting up, then was taken out of the game and back to the locker room. The team said he was being evaluated for a concussion, then ruled him out shortly after.
Related players: Travis Bemjamin
Benjamin is active today but it's a tough matchup against the Falcons who do a pretty good job allowing fantasy points to WRs.
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Related players: Mike Gillislee
The story said it's a possible way to make Miami think McCoy will play, but the story also added, if his hamstring injury is bad enough to keep him from playing, it wouldn’t be a good idea to take him to Miami.
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Smelter, a fourth-round draft pick in 2015, sat out his entire rookie season to rehab from a left ACL tear from his final season at Georgia Tech. And the 49ers never got much of a look at him in the offseason and training camp this year because of a right hamstring injury.
After being waived/injured in September, Smelter spent more than six weeks getting healthy and dropping weight from 227 pounds to 210. The 49ers signed Smelter this week to the practice squad to replace Dres Anderson.
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LB DeMarcus Ware (forearm)
WR Cody Latimer (concussion), T Russell Okung (concussion)
The Ravens had three weeks to evaluate Lorenzo Taliaferro in practice, but the team apparently didn’t need much time to decide the third-year running back would be a good addition to its injury-plagued 53-man roster.
Following Saturday’s walkthrough practice, the Ravens activated Taliaferro from the physically unable to perform list.
It’s unclear how Taliaferro will immediately fit in the running back rotation. Terrance West is the lead back, and rookie Kenneth Dixon and second-year pro Buck Allen have gotten sporadic carries behind him. The 6-foot, 225-pound Taliaferro has averaged 4.2 yards on 81 career carries, so he ultimately could factor in short-yardage situations, an area where the Ravens have struggled.
After opening the year with more than 100 scrimmage yards and 29.5 touches per game in the first two contests, Forte earned fewer than 65 scrimmage yards and 14.3 touches per game in Weeks 3-6.
The 30-year-old running back told the New York Daily News the stat reduction has nothing to do with age.
"I would expect that from people who just look at stats but don't look at the game," Forte said. "If you are a real fan, and actually a fan of football, you would probably watch the film and see that as the total offense, we're not playing very well."
Relate players: Bilal Powell
Coach Todd Bowles pointed to blocking as the main culprit for Forte's struggles. Forte has also seen less work since the beginning of the year, partly because the team has played from behind.