NFL Recent Player News
|11/25/2015||Chris Hogan, Buf, WR|
|Hogan had six catches for a season-high 95 yards against the Patriots on Monday.
Analysis: Hogan had a nice game but he does not have any real fantasy value, even in PPR or deeper leagues.
|11/25/2015||Marcus Thigpen, Buf, WR|
|The Buffalo Bills have signed Thigpen.
Analysis: Thigpen, who doubles as a kickoff returner, was a free agent. He rejoins Buffalo after being cut by the team last month.
|11/25/2015||Ryan Groy, Buf, G|
|The Buffalo Bills have signed Groy and receiver Marcus Thigpen.
Analysis: Groy fills an immediate need after being signed off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad Wednesday. Starting right guard John Miller is out indefinitely with a high left ankle sprain sustained in a 20-13 loss at New England on Monday. Groy had three starts in four games as a rookie last year in Chicago.
|11/25/2015||Christian Ponder, Den, QB|
|Ponder has beeen signed by Denver.
Analysis: The former Minnesota Vikings first-rounder will serve as the Broncos' third QB behind starter Brock Osweiler and Trevor Siemian.
|11/25/2015||Joseph Randle, Dal, RB|
|Randle has been arrested after an altercation at a Kansas casino.
Analysis: The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission says Randle was asked to leave the Kansas Star casino in Mulvane on Tuesday night after causing some unspecified concerns. Randle left, but returned and got into a scuffle with security.
|11/25/2015||LeGarrette Blount, NE, RB|
|Blount carried 16 times for 56 yards on Monday.
Analysis: You should not start Blount next week against Denver, which will bottle him up and maybe even force him to fumble once or twice so beware.
|11/25/2015||Rob Gronkowski, NE, TE|
|Gronkowski did very little Monday night.
Analysis: Gronkowski had two catches for 37 yards in an awful showing for fantasy owners. Keep in mind Denver could bottle him up next week too so the superstar could have another poor effort.
|11/25/2015||Tom Brady, NE, QB|
|Brady was subpar Monday night.
Analysis: Brady was 20 of 39 for a season-worst 51.3 percentage with one TD, one horrible INT thrown into coverage and 277 yards. He'll try to bounce back on Sunday night against the powerful Broncos.
|11/25/2015||Frank Alexander, Car, DE|
|Alexander has been suspended for one year for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Analysis: It is the third suspension for Alexander, who was not going to play this season anyway after suffering a season-ending Achilles injury in the preseason.
|11/25/2015||Stedman Bailey, StL, WR|
|Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said Wednesday.
Analysis: Bailey was at a hospital awaiting surgery for injuries that have not been disclosed by the Rams or the authorities. Another man, Antwan Reeves, was with Bailey and was also shot in the attack Tuesday night. Bailey went to high school in the Miami area. He is in his third season with the Rams but has been suspended twice by the NFL.
|11/24/2015||Josh Martin, NYJ, LB|
|The New York Jets have signed Martin to their active roster from the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad. He replaces Quinton Coples, the Jets' 2012 first-round draft pick who was waived on Monday.
Analysis: Martin was signed by the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2013 out of Columbia University, where he was an All-Ivy League first-team selection. He spent two seasons in Kansas City before being signed by Tampa Bay in September. He was waived/injured by the Buccaneers last month and signed to the Colts' practice squad on Oct. 31.
|11/24/2015||Danny Amendola, NE, WR|
|Amendola's injury doesn't appear serious.
Analysis: Amendola suffered a knee sprain Monday and isn't expected to miss time.
|11/24/2015||Mario Williams, Buf, DE|
|Williams is uncertain for Sunday's game against Kansas City.
Analysis: Williams has a foot injury.
|11/24/2015||Tyrod Taylor, Buf, QB|
|Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan says Taylor should be healthy enough to play against Kansas City on Sunday.
Analysis: Taylor's status was a concern. Though he finished Monday's game against New England, he was hampered by an injury to his right shoulder in the final quarter. He went 20 of 36 for 233 yards without a TD or an INT.
|11/24/2015||Josh McCown, Cle, QB|
|Coach Mike Pettine said Josh McCown will start Monday night's game against Baltimore in place of Johnny Manziel, who was recently handed the starting job but couldn't keep it while the team had a week off.
Analysis: McCown gets the nod even though the 22-year-old Manziel has shown progress on the field during his second NFL season. However, despite saying he had learned from his past, Manziel, who spent 70 days during the offseason in a rehab facility specializing in alcohol and drug treatment, he has not shown the maturity the Browns are looking for from their quarterback.
|11/24/2015||Kevin White, Chi, WR|
|The Chicago Bears opened a three-week practice window for White to determine if they will activate him this season. White, the No. 7 pick in this year's draft, has spent the season on the physically unable to perform list because of a stress fracture in his left shin. The Bears have until the end of this 21-day period, which began Tuesday, to place the West Virginia standout on the active roster or season-ending injured reserve.
Analysis: The Bears saw him as a potential starter with Alshon Jeffery. But White started experiencing pain in his shin in June during organized team activities. He had surgery in August after therapy failed to cure his discomfort.
|11/24/2015||Johnny Manziel, Cle, QB|
|Browns coach Mike Pettine says he benched Manziel because the quarterback violated the team's trust with his behavior during the bye week. Manziel was demoted from starter to third string on Tuesday by Pettine, who was upset after a video emerged of the second-year QB partying last week in Texas while the Browns were off. Before Manziel left town, Pettine said he made it clear to Manziel that he needed to act in a responsible manner.
Analysis: Pettine said Josh McCown will start Monday night's game against Baltimore in place of Manziel, who was recently handed the starting job but couldn't keep it while the team had a week off. Manziel's benching comes in the wake of a video surfacing of him partying last weekend in Texas. He had promised not to bring any embarrassment to the team during its week off, but Pettine said he was both disappointed and frustrated by Manziel's actions.
|11/24/2015||Charles Clay, Buf, TE|
|Clay sustained a neck injury in Monday's night loss to New England.
Analysis: Clay's status wasn't immediately known.
|11/24/2015||Bacarri Rambo, Buf, S|
|Rambo, one of the top playmakers on the Bills' defense, suffered a shoulder injury Monday night.
Analysis: His status is uncertain.
|11/24/2015||Aaron Dobson, NE, WR|
|Dobson suffered an ankle injury in Monday night's win.
Analysis: His status is uncertain at this point.
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