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Lindsay is first UDFA rookie to make PB on O

18 December 2018

Phillip Lindsay became the first undrafted offensive player to be selected to the Pro Bowl as a rookie. Lindsay earned his selection by scoring nine rushing touchdowns while averaging 5.4 yards on his 182 carries. The undrafted rookie has also snagged 33-of-45 targets for 230 yards and an additional touchdown. The other running backs to be selected to the Pro Bowl are James Conner, Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley, Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Tarik Cohen (return spec ...

Chargers lead NFL in Pro Bowlers with seven

18 December 2018

Chargers send a league-high seven players to the 2019 Pro Bowl. Those players are WR Keenan Allen, RB Melvin Gordon, DE Melvin Ingram, FS Derwin James, ST Adrian Phillips, QB Philip Rivers, and C Mike Pouncey, who earned an NFL-high $500,000 bonus for making the Pro Bowl. The Chargers narrowly beat the Steelers (6), Chiefs (6), Bears (5), Cowboys (5), and Saints (5) for the most Pro Bowl selections. There will be others added to the team as players drop out, so the fina ...

Gruden 'very high' on visiting Nate Peterman

18 December 2018

New York Upstate reports free agent Nathan Peterman will work out for the Raiders. Peterman is "drawing a lot of interest" from the league, and his next stop will be in Oakland. The ex-Bills quarterback will work out for Jon Gruden, who is reportedly "very high" on Peterman's abilities. New York Upstate's Ryan Talbot wouldn't be surprised if Peterman landed on the Raiders' practice squad.

Packers send NT Kenny Clark (elbow) to IR

18 December 2018

Packers placed NT Kenny Clark (elbow) on injured reserve, ending his season. Clark was inactive for Week 15, and the Packers are choosing to sideline him for the last two games. It's a big loss for Green Bay -- Pro Football Focus grades him as the No. 8 interior defensive lineman -- especially with Mike Davis (foot, I.R.) out as well. Jets RB Elijah McGuire will be a RB2 with Clark and Davis out of commission.

Marcus Mariota (foot) pops up on inj. report

18 December 2018

Marcus Mariota was limited in Tuesday's practice with a foot issue. Mariota is often battling some sort of ailment but has usually played through them this season. His Week 16 job against the Redskins will be to put the ball in Derrick Henry's gut as many times as possible.

Jordan Reed (ankle, foot) remains sidelined

18 December 2018

Jordan Reed (ankle, foot) remained sidelined on Tuesday. It would be highly surprising if Reed played again this season.

Elbow lands Gabe Jackson on injured reserve

18 December 2018

Raiders placed RG Gabe Jackson on injured reserve with an elbow injury, ending his season. This will help the Raiders in their pursuit of the No. 1 overall pick. Jackson played all 67 snaps in Week 14 but was missing in Week 15. He should be back to 100 percent health well ahead of next summer's training camp. Going on 28, Jackson is signed through 2022. He has earned sub-replacement level marks from Pro Football Focus each of the past two years.

Rams sign C.J. Anderson as Gurley insurance

18 December 2018

Rams signed RB C.J. Anderson. With Todd Gurley dealing with knee inflammation, the Rams are taking out a Week 16 insurance policy. Were Gurley to sit against the Cardinals' soft run defense, CJA would likely see immediate run alongside existing backups John Kelly and Justin Davis.

Keenan Allen could be game-time decision

18 December 2018

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn believes Keenan Allen (hip) could end up a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Ravens. Allen did not practice on Thursday, getting his week off on the wrong foot. Allen would ideally rest, but Saturday is a game the Chargers have to have to keep their hopes of earning the AFC's No. 1 seed alive. Even having Allen as a decoy would be a big boost against the Ravens' strong secondary.

Packers place Aaron Jones on Injured Reserve

18 December 2018

Packers placed Aaron Jones (knee) on Injured Reserve. Jones suffered a sprained MCL in Week 15, so it will be Jamaal Williams as the Packers' lead back against the Jets in Week 16 making Williams a volume-based RB2. For Jones, he will head into 2019 as the Packers' clear No. 1 running back after posting his second season with a 5.5 yards per carry average. Jones ran for 728 yards and eight touchdowns on 133 carries and caught 26-of-35 targets for 206 yards and one score ...

Falcons promote Jeremy Langford to 53-man

18 December 2018

Falcons promoted RB Jeremy Langford from the practice squad. Langford has been bouncing around practice squads for a couple seasons, but he'll be active for the Week 16 game against the Panthers with Ito Smith on Injured Reserve. Langford will be Tevin Coleman's backup for the next two weeks with Devonta Freeman (groin, I.R.) not ready to practice.

Bills place RB Marcus Murphy (elbow) on IR

18 December 2018

Bills placed RB Marcus Murphy (elbow) on Injured Reserve. Murhpy dislocated his elbow in Week 15 while taking over lead back duties with LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) missing time. If both players are still out for Week 16, Keith Ford will be a volume-based RB2/3 sleeper. The Bills signed WR Victor Bolden in a corresponding move.

Rams part ways with return specialist Cooper

18 December 2018

Rams waived PR/KR Pharoh Cooper. An All-Pro return man in 2017, Cooper had failed to make an impact after coming off injured reserve in late-November. Cooper's release is surprising in the context of JoJo Natson's return woes on Sunday. Only 23, Cooper will undoubtedly get a second chance elsewhere.

Melvin Gordon (knee) 'full speed' on Tuesday

18 December 2018

Melvin Gordon (knee) was "full speed" in Tuesday's practice. Gordon will return for Saturday's game against the Ravens. Even in a tough matchup, Gordon will immediately slot back in as a top-eight RB1.

DeSean Jackson (thumb) 'hopeful' to play

18 December 2018

DeSean Jackson (thumb) is "hopeful to play" in the Buccaneers' Week 16 game against Dallas. Jackson has missed the last three games and was reportedly unable to squeeze a football a week ago. With the Buccaneers clearly out of the playoff hunt, there's no incentive to rush Jackson back. For the speedster to return to the field, he will need to get in some practice time this week, which is something he hasn't be able to do since his injury. Even if active, Jack ...

Rivera hasn't ruled out shutting down Newton

18 December 2018

Ron Rivera hasn't ruled out shutting down Cam Newton (shoulder) for the season. Newton is visibly playing through shoulder pain, and Rivera plans to meet with Newton later in the week to find out where he is "in terms of his physical state and mental state." Rivera declined to comment further, but it opens the door to a late trip to the Injured Reserve. The Panthers have put Newton on a practice pitch count and medication to try to mask the unknown shoulder in ...

Keenan Allen (hip) not practicing on Tuesday

18 December 2018

Keenan Allen (hip) is not practicing on Tuesday. Allen reportedly did not suffer any structural damage to his hip, and the Chargers believe there is a "legitimate chance" that Allen plays on Saturday against the Ravens. Not practicing on Tuesday isn't the best start to the week, but Thursday's practice availability will be more telling. If active, Allen will be a risky WR2/3 playing through an injury against a tough Baltimore defense.

Ekeler (concussion) not practicing Tuesday

18 December 2018

Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion) is not practicing on Tuesday. Ekeler needs to clear the concussion protocol to be active on Saturday against the Ravens, but he's also dealing with a neck "stinger." For now, Ekeler remains at best 50-50 to play in Week 16. Melvin Gordon was also practicing on Tuesday, so Ekeler would likely slide back into his early-season role if active.

Lions place impressive rookie, Hand, on IR

18 December 2018

Lions placed DL Da'Shawn Hand (knee) on Injured Reserve. Hand has earned positive grades from Pro Football Focus highlighted by his No. 6 pass rushing grade among 116 qualified interior defensive linemen. The 2018 No. 114 overall pick will finish his rookie campaign with three sacks, four tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, two forced fumbles and 22 solo tackles. The former No. 1 high school recruit has been an underrated find for the Lions.

Hawks sign Jags' practice squad RB Scarbrough

18 December 2018

Seahawks signed RB Bo Scarbrough. Scarbrough has been plucked off the Jaguars practice squad and will be a name to monitor in the crowded Seattle backfield led by Chris Carson. The signing is presumably insurance for RB Rashaad Penny, who was inactive in Week 15. The rookie was a big name out of Alabama, but Scarbrough was only a seventh round selection in the 2018 draft.

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