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|9/17/2014||Jonathan Dwyer, RB|
|Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.
Analysis: The Cardinals said they became aware of the situation on Wednesday and are cooperating with the investigation. Dwyer has been deactivated from all team activities. The NFL said the case will be reviewed under the league's personal-conduct policy.
|9/17/2014||Dexter McCluster, RB|
|McCluster has a foot injury.
Analysis: McCluster's status is not known.
|9/17/2014||Reggie Wayne, WR|
|Wayne sat out Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Wayne is not hurt but the Colts are being careful with the 35-year-old because of his age.
|9/17/2014||Dee Milliner, CB|
|Milliner sat out practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Milliner, the team's top cornerback, made his season debut against the Packers after dealing with a high ankle sprain for most of training camp.
|9/17/2014||Eric Decker, WR|
|Decker sat out practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Decker tweaked his right hamstring during the Jets' 31-24 loss at Green Bay, aggravating an injury he dealt with during training camp. Decker said Wednesday that he didn't need to go for an MRI exam and there is no tear in the hamstring.
|9/17/2014||De'Anthony Thomas, RB|
|Thomas expects to make his debut this weekend.
Analysis: Thomas has a hamstring injury.
|9/17/2014||Eric Berry, S|
|Berry was not on the practice field Wednesday.
Analysis: Berry has an ankle sprain.
|9/17/2014||Joe Flacco, QB|
|Flacco missed practice Wednesday with an unspecified illness but is expected to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Analysis: Flacco hasn't missed a start since launching his career during the first week of his rookie season in 2008. He has played in 98 straight games. Coach John Harbaugh did not give any insight into Flacco's absence, described only as "illness" on the injury report.
|9/17/2014||Colin Kaepernick, QB|
|Kaepernick says he has been fined more than $11,000 by the NFL and he will appeal the penalty for what was called "inappropriate language" by the 49ers quarterback following a fourth-quarter interception in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Bears.
Analysis: Kaepernick reiterated Wednesday, "I didn't say anything" when he and Lamarr Houston went at it - and Kaepernick points to Houston's comments that the quarterback didn't say anything offensive or out of line. Side judge Laird Hayes threw the flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. In the letter from the league informing him of the fine, Kaepernick said there was no explanation as to what Hayes claims the quarterback said.
|9/17/2014||Vontaze Burfict, LB|
|Burfict has been diagnosed with more concussion symptoms.
Analysis: Burfict will have to pass tests to be eligible to play Sunday.
|9/17/2014||Don Carey, S|
|Carey is back on the practice field after missing the first two games because of a hamstring injury.
Analysis: If Carey can return this weekend against Green Bay, it could provide a boost to a secondary that has already lost Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson to season-ending injuries. Safety James Ihedigbo has also been out with a neck issue.
|9/17/2014||Barkevious Mingo, LB|
|Mingo returned to practice after missing last week with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: Mingo sat out Sunday's home win over New Orleans.
|9/17/2014||Greg Hardy, DE|
|The Carolina Panthers have removed Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved. The Panthers announced the decision Wednesday to place Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list just hours after the Vikings took a similar disciplinary approach with Adrian Peterson, who is addressing child abuse charges in Texas.
Analysis: Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman said Hardy will continue to be paid, is allowed to be at the team facility but will not practice. Hardy was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats after the victim claimed the 6-foot-4, 275-pound player threw her in the bathtub and onto a sofa covered with guns before threatening to kill her. Hardy is appealing the ruling and a jury trial is set for Nov. 17.
|9/17/2014||Wes Welker, WR|
|Welker is practicing for the first time since Labor Day. The Denver Broncos wide receiver was reinstated Wednesday after the NFL agreed to a new performance-enhancing drug policy.
Analysis: Welker's four-game suspension for offseason amphetamine use was essentially cut in half, and he'll be eligible to play Sunday at Seattle.
|9/16/2014||Josh Gordon, WR|
|A prosecutor says Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina.
Analysis: Acting Wake County district attorney Ned Mangum says Gordon received a 60-day suspended jail sentence and one year of unsupervised probation Tuesday.
|9/16/2014||Ahmad Bradshaw, RB|
|Bradshaw ran for 70 yards on 13 carries and caught five passes for 26 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: He continues to steal the spotlight from Trent Richardson in what is now certainly a split backfield.
|9/16/2014||LeSean McCoy, RB|
|McCoy carried 20 times for 79 yards and a touchdown in Monday's win over Indianapolis.
Analysis: He added four catches for 23 yards, but the spotlight certainly went to Darren Sproles, who totaled 178 receiving and rushing yards out of the Philadelphia backfield. McCoy hasn't cracked 80 yards rushing through two weeks, but his workload averaging 20.5 carries shows that's only a matter of time.
|9/16/2014||Darren Sproles, RB|
|Sproles caught seven passes for 152 yards and ran for another 26 yards and a touchdown on four carries in Monday's win over Indianapolis.
Analysis: His fantasy value has followed him to Philadelphia. Through two weeks, he has 263 combined rushing and receiving yards, 11 receptions and two rushing scores.
|9/16/2014||Andrew Luck, QB|
|Luck went 20 for 34 for 172 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Monday's loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: The yardage total was the third worst of his career, but his five TDs through two weeks trails only Peyton Manning and Jay Cutler. A Week 3 date with Jacksonville could provide an opportunity for Luck to cash in for his fantasy owners.
|9/16/2014||Nick Foles, QB|
|Foles went 21 for 37 for 331 yards and a touchdown and interception in Monday's win over Indianapolis.
Analysis: Through two games, he's got 653 yards and three TDs. He trails only Matt Ryan in yardage heading into a Week 3 matchup with Washington on Sunday.
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