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Date Player
10/24/2014 Bryan Walters, WR
Walters will miss Sunday's game in Carolina because of a concussion.

Analysis: The Seattle punt returner suffered his injury during practice this week and was not cleared. Wide receivers Doug Baldwin and Paul Richardson will handle the duties on kick and punt returns with Walters sidelined.
10/24/2014 Jahleel Addae, S
Coach Mike McCoy says the San Diego Chargers followed proper medical procedure after Addae had two scary reactions following hits in Thursday night's loss at Denver.

Analysis: Addae immediately fell to the ground after a hit on the first play of the game. Late in the third quarter, the safety convulsed while remaining on his feet after a hit. He led with his left shoulder both times. Addae said after the game he passed the NFL's concussion test.
10/24/2014 Brian Quick, WR
The NFL has fined Quick $8,268 for unnecessary roughness in last Sunday's win over Seattle.

Analysis: The St. Louis wide receiver was penalized at the end of the first quarter after Rams running back Tre Mason lost 2 yards. His fine was announced by the league on Friday.
10/24/2014 Fozzy Whittaker, RB
Running backs DeAngelo Williams and Whittaker, wide receiver Philly Brown, guards Amini Silatolu and Trai Turner, linebacker Chase Blackburn and cornerback Bene Benwikere are all listed as out for Sunday's game against Seattle.

Analysis: Whittaker has very little fantasy value right now.
10/23/2014 John Boyett, S
The Denver Broncos have released Boyett from their practice squad a day after he was charged with assault, theft and harassment. Police said Boyett, 24, assaulted a cab driver, stole a shovel from a construction site and tried to hide from officers by covering himself in mulch early Wednesday in Greenwood Village, according to court documents.

Analysis: Police said Boyett drunkenly head-butted and punched a cab driver they had hailed for him after he became belligerent at a bar. Authorities said he also repeatedly slammed his head into a patrol car window while yelling and spitting after telling arresting officers to contact his boss, GM John Elway.
10/23/2014 LaMarr Woodley, DE
Woodley has a serious biceps injury and could miss the remainder of the season. Woodley has not practiced since getting injured in Sunday's 24-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Interim coach Tony Sparano wouldn't discuss the specific nature of Woodley's situation but acknowledged it is a long-term injury.

Analysis: The 29-year-old was one of the Raiders' prized acquisitions this past offseason. Woodley and fellow defensive end Justin Tuck were signed to lucrative deals as part of general manager Reggie McKenzie's plan to bring in veterans with championship experience. Woodley has five tackles in six games and is without a sack. Tuck has 12 tackles and one sack but has been slowed by a knee injury.
10/23/2014 Martellus Bennett, TE
Bennett was limited in practice Thursday.

Analysis: Bennett has a hamstring injury.
10/23/2014 Kyle Fuller, CB
Fuller was limited in practice Thursday.

Analysis: Fuller has hip and hand injuries.
10/23/2014 Josh Robinson, CB
Robinson suffered an ankle injury in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Robinson left the field. His status is not known.
10/23/2014 John Sullivan, C
Sullivan passed concussion testing and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Analysis: Sullivan, the veteran leader of Minnesota's struggling offensive line, left Sunday's game at Buffalo in the first quarter. He missed Wednesday's practice but returned on a limited basis Thursday.
10/23/2014 Jay Cutler, QB
Cutler insists receiver Brandon Marshall did not single out him or anyone else during his outburst following the loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Analysis: Cutler says Marshall "didn't come near me" and did not "say my name." He adds that the star receiver did not attack anyone personally with "what he was saying."
10/23/2014 Colt McCoy, QB
McCoy remains on pace to start for the Washington Redskins on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys, although Jay Gruden says he won't make a decision on Robert Griffin III until shortly before kickoff.

Analysis: Gruden tried to be a bit strategic Thursday, declining to rule out whether Griffin will face a Cowboys team, that in theory, will have to prepare for two very different quarterbacks. But the coach continued to give every indication that McCoy will make a first NFL start since 2011.
10/23/2014 Luke Kuechly, LB
Kuechly says he's not angry that he was wrongly ejected in the second half of Sunday's 38-17 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Kuechly said Thursday he's happy he wasn't fined. When asked if he's mad, Kuechly said, "I don't think mad is the right word. I just want to play football and it's hard to watch from the locker room. I'm like, 'Ugh, I want to get out there and play.' But stuff happens."
10/23/2014 Taylor Lewan, T
A lawyer for Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan says he expects to reach a deal with prosecutors that would allow his client to avoid trial in a Michigan assault case. During a hearing Thursday in Ann Arbor, both sides asked a judge to cancel next week's trial. Defense attorney John Shea says the request was made "in anticipation of a resolution of the case to be placed on the record next Thursday."

Analysis: Lewan is a former Michigan offensive tackle and the Titans' first-round draft pick in 2014. He's accused of punching an Ohio State fan after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines last season. Lewan says he was breaking up a dispute and wasn't involved in a fight. He's charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery.
10/23/2014 Zach Mettenberger, QB
The Tennessee Titans will start Mettenberger at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Sunday, switching away from Jake Locker who has missed three of the past four games with injuries.

Analysis: Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday that the decision to go with Mettenberger was made Tuesday and feels this is an opportunity to see what the sixth-round draft pick out of LSU can do. The Titans had stuck with Locker, the eighth pick overall in 2011, since hiring Whisenhunt in January. But Locker has missed 17 of a possible 39 starts and finished only three games this season because of injuries.
10/23/2014 LaAdrian Waddle, T
Waddle kept playing after banging his head on the ground late in last week's victory over the New Orleans Saints, even though the team knew a concussion was possible.

Analysis: Waddle was knocked down while blocking during an extra-point attempt after Corey Fuller had scored in the 24-23 comeback win over the Saints. He was then on the field at right tackle when quarterback Matthew Stafford took a knee to end the game on the next possession. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday the team knew when the concussion happened, but then said the team's doctors weren't sure right away.
10/22/2014 Mike Pouncey, C
The attorney for NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey says no charges will filed against the twin brothers stemming from a July altercation at a Miami Beach nightclub.

Analysis: Lawyer Jeffrey Ostrow said in an email Wednesday that Miami-Dade County prosecutors informed him the brothers won't be charged in the fight at Cameo nightclub.
10/22/2014 Maurkice Pouncey, C
The attorney for NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey says no charges will filed against the twin brothers stemming from a July altercation at a Miami Beach nightclub.

Analysis: Lawyer Jeffrey Ostrow said in an email Wednesday that Miami-Dade County prosecutors informed him the brothers won't be charged in the fight at Cameo nightclub.
10/22/2014 Glenn Foster, DE
Foster went down with a knee injury against the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: His status is uncertain for Week 8.
10/22/2014 Morgan Cox, C
Cox has a torn ACL.

Analysis: Cox is out for the season.
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