Redskins running back Samaje Perine sprained his ankle in Washington's second preseason game.
With Derrius Guice out for the season, Perine was in line to pick up a bigger load carrying the football. That may already be out the window depending on the severity of this injury. Rob Kelley will likely be the Redskins' early-down running back until further notice.
On RB Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Monday Gordon "will be back to practice at some point during the week.'' Gordon did not practice last week and did not play Sunday night against the Chiefs.
Williams was one of the stars of Week 14 having the RB1 role to himself with Gordon out against the Chiefs. Williams looked good and one would think it would be hard for Gordon to find snaps going forward, but the two have essentially split this season, so it's possible the two slide back into their roles if Gordon is back. It's something to monitor heading into Week 14.
Mitchell took a nasty hit to the head against the Seahawks but eventually was cleared to come back in the game. Reports say Mitchell started to suffer some symptoms Monday, however. The Niners are at the Bengals in Week 14, and this game was moved from an early game to a later Sunday game. If Mitchell can't go, Hasty and Wilson are up next, but Wilson's knee flared up, according to the team, so his status is also in question heading into Week 14.
It’s uncertain whether Justin Fields will start at quarterback against the Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
“That’s going to be an ongoing discussion for us all week long,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said Monday. “So starting today as we start to game plan and then as it goes the rest of this week and I’m sure as each day passes, we’ll have more and more of an idea of where he’s at."
It's more of a pain-tolerance for Fields and the team isn't going to put him at risk. The fact Fields practiced last week, albeit in a limited fashion, should be a good sign for his potential to return, the story said.