NFL Recent Player News


Date Player
12/21/2014 Alfred Morris, RB
Morris ran for 83 yards and a TD on 21 carries Saturday.

Analysis: Morris once again topped 1,000 yards in a season so he performed well.
12/21/2014 Cody Parkey, K
Parkey choked on Saturday.

Analysis: Parkey made 1 of 3 FG attempts. "I missed kicks and we lost the game," said Parkey, who has been battling a groin injury in his kicking leg. "I don't think there's any words to really describe it. You let yourself down. You let your teammates down. The kicks had nothing to do with my groin."
12/21/2014 DeSean Jackson, WR
Jackson burned his former team Saturday.

Analysis: Jackson, cut by the Eagles after last season, caught four passes for 126 yards and had some choice words for the team that let him go after. He'll end his season next week against Dallas.
12/21/2014 Robert Griffin III, QB
Griffin won for the first time this season in a game in which he played from start to finish Saturday.

Analysis: Griffin was 16 of 23 for 22 yards and one INT and gained 11 yards on five carries in an uninspiring effort.
12/21/2014 LeSean McCoy, RB
McCoy ran for 88 yards and a TD on 22 carries Saturday.

Analysis: McCoy also caught three balls for 28 yards.
12/21/2014 Riley Cooper, WR
Cooper had five catches for 53 yards and two scores Saturday.

Analysis: Cooper ended a pathetic nine-game TD drought.
12/21/2014 Zach Ertz, TE
Ertz set a franchise game record with 15 catches for 115 yards Saturday.

Analysis: Ertz could surpass that record next week against the woeful Giants' defense.
12/21/2014 Mark Sanchez, QB
Sanchez set an Eagles record with 37 completions in 50 attempts for a career-high 374 yards with two touchdowns Saturday.

Analysis: The problem was that his interception with 1:31 remaining - his 13th turnover in seven games - led to Washington's game-winning field goal. Sanchez will return to the Meadowlands next week - his old stomping grounds with the Jets - to face the Giants.
12/20/2014 Tarell Brown, CB
The Oakland Raiders have placed cornerback Tarell Brown on season-ending injured reserve because of a foot injury that has limited him in recent weeks. Oakland (2-12) made the move Saturday ahead of Sunday's home game against the Buffalo Bills.

Analysis: Brown, signed by the team as an unrestricted free agent in March, started 14 games. He had 55 tackles and four passes defensed.
12/20/2014 Ryan Mathews, RB
Mathews is inactive Saturday against the 49ers.

Analysis: Mathews hasn't practiced since suffering an ankle injury in a 23-14 loss to New England on Dec. 7.
12/20/2014 Carlos Hyde, RB
Hyde is inactive Saturday against San Diego.

Analysis: Hyde is suffering from an ankle injury.
12/20/2014 Frank Gore, RB
Gore is active for the San Francisco 49ers against the San Diego Chargers on Saturday night after sustaining a concussion last Sunday at Seattle.

Analysis: Gore could be playing his final two games in a San Francisco uniform as he approaches free agency. Rookie backup running back Carlos Hyde is out with an ankle injury also injured against the Seahawks, who eliminated the 49ers (7-7) from playoff contention last weekend.
12/20/2014 Keenan Robinson, LB
Robinson is sitting out his third straight game Saturday.

Analysis: The Washington linebacker has a sprained MCL in his left knee.
12/19/2014 Tamba Hali, LB
Hali did not practice Friday.

Analysis: Coach Andy Reid said that was mostly to rest his sore knee.
12/19/2014 Dwayne Bowe, WR
Bowe missed his third straight day of practice with the flu Friday and is questionable for Sunday's pivotal game at Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday he thinks Bowe will be able to play. If he's unable to go, Frankie Hammond Jr. and Jason Avant will likely be called upon to cover Bowe's production.
12/19/2014 Marcus Gilbert, T
Gilbert practiced Friday for Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Gilbert could return from an ankle injury that has forced him to sit out the last three games.
12/19/2014 Troy Polamalu, S
Polamalu is doubtful with a knee injury.

Analysis: Polamalu, known for his long, flowing hair, is third on the team with 61 tackles.
12/19/2014 Ryan Shazier, LB
Shazier is hoping for a heavier workload on Sunday against Kansas City.

Analysis: Shazier has been limited mostly to work on special teams each of the last two weeks after missing seven of Pittsburgh's first 12 games due to separate leg injuries. Shazier says he's back to 100 percent and hopes to be a bigger part of the game plan.
12/19/2014 Rontez Miles, S
Miles had emergency leg surgery Thursday night after he was injured in practice.

Analysis: The team confirmed Friday that Miles, promoted from the practice squad this week, injured his right shin area when he got tangled with a teammate. Coach Rex Ryan says it appeared to be just a bruise, but team doctors determined it was more serious as the pain increased throughout the day.
12/19/2014 Cliff Avril, DE
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Seattle Seahawks have signed defensive end Cliff Avril to a $28.5 million, four-year extension, preventing one of their top pass rushers from reaching free agency.

Analysis: Avril's deal comes a day after the Seahawks signed linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year extension worth $27 million. Avril and Wright were two of Seattle's priorities.
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