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10/20/2014
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Lions Taking A Wait-And-See Approach With Calvin Johnson (10/13 1:10 PT)

The Facts: The Lions sat Johnson out of Sunday’s game against the Vikings after watching Johnson play at considerably below 100 percent in the previous two weeks because of a high ankle sprain. HC Jim Caldwell said Monday that the team is still taking a “wait and see” approach to the receiver’s availability. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: “I do not hold a medical degree. It may appear I do from time to time to you maybe, but I don’t,” Caldwell said. “The fact of the matter is I leave it up to the doctors. Those are the professionals. They know exactly what it takes. Them in conjunction with Calvin and how he feels, they treat not only symptoms of the situation but also the patient as well in terms of how he feels. So they’ll let us know what’s the best path to take. ..." Worth noting, the offense suffered from Johnson's absence, Matthew Stafford was held under 200 passing yards for the seventh time in his career on Sunday. In the meantime, it's not clear if Johnson will return to play against New Orleans this week of if they'll have him back in the lineup before their Week 9 bye.

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Stewart Could Return This Week; Williams A Couple Of Weeks Away (10/13 12:37 PT)

The Facts: HC Ron Rivera said running back Jonathan Stewart could return to practice on Wednesday. However, backfield mate DeAngelo Williams is a "couple of weeks" away, per the team. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: Williams has only played two games this season because of an ankle injury and it's now safe to assume he'll miss more. Stewart has missed three consecutive games due to a knee injury. He seemed to be close to returning for the team's tie with the Bengals, but was scratched in advance of kickoff. The Panthers rushing attack has limped along with the trio of Darrin Reaves, Fozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya. Whittaker left yesterday's game with an injury as well, so Stewart's return against the Packers this week would be fortuitous.

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Report: Darren Sproles Has Slight MCL Tear; Needs Two Weeks To Recover (10/13 11:51 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... Sproles is not expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury against the New York Giants, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia reports. Reported by the Redzone.org

Diehards Line: As the Redzone.org notes, there was a fear that Sproles injury was an ACL tearn but it is not. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Spoles has a slight tear of the MCL in his left kne. He's expected to need at least two weeks of recovery, which would put him in danger of missing only one game. The Eagles have a bye this week.

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Greg Salas Has Injured Ankle And Wrist (10/13 11:50 PT)

The Facts: HC Rex Ryan told reporters Monday Salas sustained wrist and ankle injuries on the same play Sunday against the Broncos.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Salas had one catch for 27 yards Sunday and has eight catches for 167 yards through six games. We'll follow up on his progress in coming days.

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Darren Sproles Says He'll Be All Right (10/13 9:11 PT)

The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... Sproles injured his knee in the fourth quarter of last night's game and NBC’s Michele Tafoya said trainers on the sideline were checking the stability of his left ACL and MCL. But he eventually walked to the locker room under his own power. Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com caught up with him afterward, and Sproles said only “I’ll be all right.” Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: As PFT notes, the Eagles have a bye week coming up, so he’ll have an extra week to heal. But if anything keeps him out of the lineup, they’re dangerously thin there, with Chris Polk the only other running back on the roster. He was inactive with a hamstring injury last night, leaving tight end Trey Burton to take garbage time handoffs. ... Stay tuned. More to come.

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DeMarco Murray Joins Jim Brown In Record Books (10/13 12:44 PT)

The Facts: Murray on Sunday became the second player in NFL history to start a season with six straight 100-yard rushing games. The legendary Jim Brown did it in 1958. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Murray carried 29 times for 115 yards (4.0 ypc) and a touchdown against the Seahawks' NFL-best run defense. He caught all six of his targets for 31 yards. Murray saved his best for the fourth quarter when Dallas marched 80 yards for the winning touchdown. Murray carried four times for 47 yards, capping the drive with a bruising 15-yard touchdown run. Murray, who leads the NFL with 785 rushing yards, plays the Giants in Week 7.

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Reggie Bush Says He'll Play Next Week (10/13 12:28 PT)

The Facts: According to Detroit Free Press staffer Dave Birkett, Bush said "100 percent" he plays next week. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Bush missed today's game against the Vikings with a sprained ankle suffered vs. the Bills last weekend. He didn't practice at all this past week. You'll want to see him do that -- even if it's just in a limited fashion -- before you buy into the notion he's certain to play. ... We'll be following up.

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More Details On Darren Sproles' Knee Injury (10/12 10:35 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the previous item. ... Sproles suffered a left knee injury in Sunday night’s game against the Giants. While Sproles was able to walk off under his own power, his knee appear to be bent backwards on the play. According to the NBC broadast, the the Eagles team doctor was “concerned after they tested the stability of his ACL and MCL.” Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Sideline reporter Michell Tafoya added that after doctors did the initial tests on the sidelines, Sproles was "pretty unhappy" about the news. ... Sproles had seven carries for 39 yards and a touchdown before exiting and with Chris Polk out, Sproles was the only other healthy running back on the roster. ... Stay tuned. More to come.

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Tony Romo Says Ankle, Ribs Are Sore... But Nothing Serious (10/12 10:32 PT)

The Facts: Romo limped out of CenturyLink Field with a sprained ankle and his ribs were a little sore from a Bobby Wagner hit in the first quarter, but he did not think any of it was bad. "A little rib thing and the ankle," Romo said. "We'll see. Got to go through all of the junk tomorrow and figure that out. It has nothing to do with the back, though. All of this is gravy."  Reported by ESPN.com

Diehards Line: Romo didn't miss any snaps, but it was a big hit. "My back is fine. My rib cartilage might have something to say about it, but we'll see," he said afterward. Romo has played through rib issues before and seems likely to again after finishing this game. That said, we'll be following up.

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Darren Sproles Heads To Locker Room With Injured Knee (10/12 9:57 PT)

The Facts: Sproles left tonight's game against the Giants in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury. His return is questionable. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Sproles was hurt when tacklers bent him backwards twisting the knee at an awkward angle. He remaind on the ground a short time being attended to by medical staff before getting up and walking off under his own power. He headed into the locker room with an obvious limp but without assistance. He had 39 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and no receptions. ... We'll follow up as needed.

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Victor Cruz Carted Off With Torn Patellar Tendon (10/12 9:34 PT)

The Facts: Cruz left tonight's game against Eagles in the third quarter with what the Giants have announced is a torn patellar tendon. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Cruz was hurt trying to catch an Eli Manning pass in the end zone. He crumbled to the ground in obvious and immediate pain. The quick announcement as to the severity is a bit of a surprise, but severity itself is not given the obvious pain Cruz was in. The injury will end his season.

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Report: Tom Brady's Ankle Injury Significant (10/12 7:07 PT)

The Facts: Brady today had one of the best games of any signal-caller in football this season, and he did it hurt. According to two sources that spoke with Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran, the ankle injury that made Brady questionable to play in Sunday's game with the Bills was significant and needed a lot of therapy to be ready by the time the Patriots kicked off in Buffalo. Reported by CSNNE.com

Diehards Line: Brady rolled his ankle on the foot of one of his offensive linemen during Friday's practice, and he was listed as a limited participant in the session. He was later deemed "questionable" for Sunday, indicating that there was a 50-50 chance he would play. About 48 hours after hurting his ankle, Brady and the Patriots put the finishing touches on a 37-22 win over the Bills to claim first place in the AFC East. Brady completed 27-of-37 passes for 361 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. ... We'll be following up.

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A.J. Green Expects To Miss Week 7 (10/12 6:22 PT)

The Facts: According to ESPN's Bob Holtzman, it's a good news-bad news situation for Green, who said his toe won't require surgery but expects to miss Week 7 too. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Green, who was held out of today's game against the Panthers after aggravating the injury in practice on Wednesday, told Holtzman he'll see the foot specialist again on Friday. Worth noting, Bengals.com staffer Geoff Hobson, appearing with the FootballDiehards on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio made that same prediction. ... Stay tuned. We'll follow up as needed.

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Eddie Royal Sidelined By Rib Injury (10/12 6:15 PT)

The Facts: Royal was knocked out of Week 6 against the Raiders in Oakland due to an injury to the ribs, U-T San Diego reports. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Royal caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers in the first quarter before leaving the game. He sustained the injury in the third quarter and was ruled questionable to return to the game. He caught all two of the passes thrown his way for 49 yards before the injury. ... We'll follow up as needed.

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Patriots Fear Stevan Ridley Tore An ACL (10/12 5:09 PT)

The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... NFL Media's Albert Breer reports that Ridley will undergo an MRI on Monday, but there is a fear that he tore his ACL.  Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: Ridley is the best pure runner on the Patriots and adds an element of toughness between the tackles that Shane Vereen simply doesn't bring to the table. Brandon Bolden stepped in to take some snaps in Ridley's place. ... Stay tuned. We'll follow up after the MRI results are reported.

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Giovani Bernard Slowed By Shoulder Injury (10/12 3:21 PT)

The Facts: Bernard (right shoulder) is questionable -- but expected -- to return after getting hurt in the fourth quarter against the Panthers.  Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: Whether he makes it back onto the field or not, Bernard moved the ball with 115 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries (although 89 yards and the touchdown came on one carry). ... We'll be watching for more on any worries going forward and report back as developments warrant.

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Fozzy Whitaker Forced Out by Leg Injury (10/12 3:10 PT)

The Facts: Whittaker recorded his first career rushing touchdown and third career score Week 6 at Cincinnati. But it wasn't all good news for Whittaker, who suffered a leg injury in the second half. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Whittaker's rushing touchdown came on a 4-yard carry in the third quarter, which tied the game at 17. He had nine carries for 25 yards and two catches for 27 yards before leaving the game. Whittaker got the start Sunday as DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart were both sidelined due to injuries.

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Stevan Ridley Sidelined By Ankle Injury (10/12 2:41 PT)

The Facts: Ridley was upended on a running play and had his right ankle bend an unnatural amount as he returned to the turf. The Patriots have announced he won't return. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: He was escorted to the bench by the team’s medical staff and looked to be having a hard time putting weight on the leg. We'll follow up as needed. ... Meanwhile, it's worth noting that injury came a couple of plays after tight end Rob Gronkowski was slow to get up while diving for a pass that wound up as a Patriots gain because of defensive pass interference. Gronkowski went to the bench and had the brace on his left arm adjusted, but he returned to the game.

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Theo Riddick Missing Time With Hamstring Injury (10/12 2:22 PT)

The Facts: Riddick left today's game against the Vikings with a hamstring injury. His return is doubtful. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Although listed as probable, Riddick went into the game with a hamstring issue and it appears the same injury will keep him from finishing this game. Riddick caught five passes for 75 yards and a touchdown before leaving. ... We'll follow up as needed in coming days.

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Jimmy Graham To Miss 2-3 Weeks After The Bye (10/12 8:38 PT)

The Facts: Graham's time off will extend beyond the New Orleans Saints' bye week. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the tight end will miss a few weeks after the bye, "likely two or three," with a shoulder sprain, according to two sources informed of the situation. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: The news comes after coach Sean Payton said Graham was "doing fine" this week and noted that the bye came at the perfect time. Apparently it's just not enough time.. Graham has 34 receptions for 376 yards and three touchdowns on the season. The Saints signed tight end Tom Crabtree this week as insurance in case Graham missed time. Benjamin Watson and Josh Hill will also fill in on tight end snaps, but expect Payton to supplement Graham's absence by going to more multiple receiver sets.

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