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|10/24/2016||Josh Norman, Was, CB|
|Norman remains in the NFL's concussion protocol after being injured early in the third quarter of Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Analysis: That's a serious problem with the Cincinnati Bengals and star wide receiver A.J. Green looming this weekend when the teams meet in London at Wembley Stadium. Green leads the NFL in receiving yards (775) and has three touchdown receptions in 2016, including a brilliant one on a Hail Mary pass against Cleveland on Sunday. Norman, however, has been playing hurt much of the year.
|10/24/2016||Arian Foster, Mia, RB|
|Foster has announced his retirement midway through an injury-plagued season with the Dolphins.
Analysis: Foster, 30, tried to come back from a torn Achilles tendon, but was slowed this season by groin and hamstring injuries. He disclosed his decision Monday on the website Uninterrupted, and the Dolphins confirmed it. The retirement is effective immediately. The four-time Pro Bowler signed a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Dolphins in July after seven years with the Houston Texans. He holds the Texans' franchise record with 6,472 yards rushing.
|10/24/2016||Caraun Reid, SD, DT|
|Chargers coach Mike McCoy says Reid tore the ACL in his left knee in Sunday's 33-30 overtime victory at Atlanta and will miss the rest of the season.
Analysis: In seven games this season, Reid has five tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries.
|10/24/2016||Jamaal Charles, KC, RB|
|Charles is not 100 percent physically and in Sunday's game against New Orleans, Andy Reid made sure one of his best offensive weapons did not cause any more damage that could restrict him over the long haul of the next 10 games.
Analysis: Charles was credited with two offensive snaps and he got one carry for no yards in the second quarter. After that play, he was pulled and did not return.
|10/24/2016||Chris Banjo, GB, S|
|The Packers have placed Banjo on injured reserve.
Analysis: Banjo, one of Green Bay's top special teams players, had missed four of the season's first six games due to lingering hamstring issues. The four-year veteran recorded 11 special-teams tackles last season.
|10/24/2016||Jared Abbrederis, GB, WR|
|The Packers have placed Abbrederis on injured reserve.
Analysis: The backup wide receiver is dealing with a thigh contusion and missed last week's game against Chicago. Abbrederis didn't have a catch after recording one in the season opener at Jacksonville.
|10/24/2016||Trent Williams, Was, T|
|Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday that an MRI taken on Williams' left knee revealed no structural damage.
Analysis: The four-time Pro Bowl left tackle should be considered questionable to play when the Redskins face Cincinnati in London this Sunday, but appears to have avoided a serious injury. Williams has missed only three games over the last five seasons.
|10/24/2016||Jaron Brown, Ari, WR|
|Brown's season is over after the wide receiver tore his ACL in Sunday's tie with Seattle.
Analysis: Brown is down the depth chart on an Arizona team that's well-stocked at wide receiver, but he's a key contributor on special teams. The four-year veteran finishes the year with 11 catches, 187 yards and one touchdown in seven games.
|10/24/2016||Perrish Cox, Ten, CB|
|Cox is in the concussion protocol and likely will not be cleared to play Thursday night when the Titans (3-4) host the Jaguars (2-4).
Analysis: Either Valentino Blake or Brice McCain could start in place of Cox.
|10/24/2016||Quinton Spain, Ten, G|
|Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey says Spain has a bruised bone in his right knee and will miss up to four weeks.
Analysis: Mularkey said Monday the injury is serious but not as significant as the Titans had feared. Spain was carted off the field in the second quarter of a 34-26 loss to Indianapolis.
|10/24/2016||Larry Fitzgerald, Ari, WR|
|Fitzgerald set season highs with nine catches on 14 targets for 70 yards in Sunday night's 6-6 tie against Seattle. He extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one catch to 186 games, which ties Hines Ward for the fourth-longest streak in NFL history.
Analysis: Fitzgerald's first catch moved him ahead of Henry Ellard (13,777 career receiving yards) for 13th place on the NFL's all-time receiving yards list. Fitzgerald continues to be a consistent producer, but is still seeking his first 100-yard game of 2016.
|10/24/2016||David Johnson, Ari, RB|
|Johnson continued to build his case as an elite back, rushing for 113 yards on 33 carries in Sunday's 6-6 tie against Seattle. He also added career highs with eight catches for 58 yards.
Analysis: Johnson has gone over 100 yards rushing in three consecutive games, totaling 381 on 82 attempts for a 4.6 average. He also has 14 catches for 113 yards in that span.
|10/23/2016||Travis Benjamin, SD, WR|
|Benjamin is active for Sunday's game at Atlanta.
Analysis: The speedy wide receiver was listed as questionable with a knee issue that wasn't believed to be serious, though it could explain his low output in San Diego's previous game. Benjamin had just 17 yards on three catches against Denver last week after recording 117 on seven grabs at Oakland the week prior.
|10/23/2016||Josh Norman, Was, CB|
|Norman was ruled out of Sunday's game at Detroit after suffering a concussion in the third quarter.
Analysis: The standout cornerback banged his head against the turf while tackling Marvin Jones on a 52-yard catch and was taken to the locker room following a brief evaluation on the sidelines. Norman will have to pass the NFL's concussion protocol to be cleared for next week's game against Cincinnati.
|10/23/2016||Cody Kessler, Cle, QB|
|Kessler was knocked out of Sunday's game at Cincinnati in the second quarter with a concussion.
Analysis: Kessler had his head slammed hard to the turf on a hit by the Bengals' Carlos Dunlap and was replaced by fellow rookie Kevin Hogan. The former USC quarterback completed 9 of 11 passes for 82 yards prior to departing. The hard-luck Browns are already without their top two quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown, due to injuries.
|10/23/2016||Geno Smith, NYJ, QB|
|Smith has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is seeking a second opinion on the injury that would end his season - and likely his time with the team that drafted him.
Analysis: Smith, a second-round pick in 2013, injured his knee while taking a sack from Baltimore's Matt Judon in the second quarter of the Jets' 24-16 win Sunday. Smith, who got the start in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, had an MRI on Monday. The Jets will now apparently have to turn back to Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback.
|10/23/2016||Terron Armstead, NO, T|
|Armstead was carted off the field with a knee injury during the first quarter of Sunday's game at Kansas City, but returned later.
Analysis: Armstead is playing his first game since Week 2, having missed the team's past three with a knee injury as well.
|10/23/2016||Nick Mangold, NYJ, C|
|Mangold exited Sunday's game against Baltimore in the first quarter with a right ankle injury.
Analysis: The Jets have termed their longtime center questionable to return, though he might be done for the day after limping badly to the sidelines and being taken to the locker room. Mangold had been listed questionable for the game with a knee injury he's been battling the past couple weeks.
|10/23/2016||Julius Thomas, Jax, TE|
|Thomas is active for Sunday's game against Oakland.
Analysis: The Jaguars listed the tight end questionable for the contest after he tweaked his ankle during practice this week. Thomas has been a fantasy disappointment so far this season, managing just 13 catches and one touchdown over four games and missing one with an elbow injury.
|10/23/2016||Terrelle Pryor Sr., Cle, WR|
|Pryor is active for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Cleveland's leading receiver was questionable for the contest after missing most of this week's practice schedule with a hamstring injury. Pryor has put up very good numbers over the past four weeks, though owners should be cautious considering he's likely not 100 percent.
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