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Alfred Morris Injures Ankle But Returns To Action (10/19 12:50 PT)

The Facts: Morris suffered a left ankle sprain on a 5-yard carry late in the first quarter Week 7 vs. Tennessee. He was immediately listed as questionable to return. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: But Morris, who had eight carries for 34 yards before the injury, returned later in the half. Roy Helu is next man up if Morris is limited. ... Stay tuned. We'll have more as needed.

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Percy Harvin Traded To Jets For A Conditional Pick (10/17 4:47 PT)

The Facts: According to FOXSports insider Jay Glazer, the Jets have just agreed with Seattle to a trade sending Percy Harvin to New York for conditional pick.  Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Seahawks "felt Harvin wasn't a fit there." Stay tuned. This is obviously just now breaking and there aren't a lot of details. I'll be following up.

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Marvin Jones Placed On Season-Ending IR (10/14 2:14 PT)

The Facts: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bengals have placed Jones on season-ending IR. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Jones, who has participated in only five practices since the start of training camp, was heading to North Carolina on Tuesday to get his right ankle examined by a foot specialist, according to ESPN.com's Coley Harvey. Jones wants to evaluate the injury and to weigh options concerning what the team should do with him with respect to his injury-list status. A source told Harvey the belief is that Jones broke his other foot trying to overcompensate for the injury to his right ankle. NFL.com reported late Sunday night that surgery was being discussed internally as a possible course of action. With Jones now done for the year and A.J. Green out at least another week with an injured toe, the Bengals signed former Cleveland receiver Greg Little, who most recently was released by the Raiders.

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Adrian Peterson Pleads Not Guilty (10/14 12:01 PT)

The Facts: Peterson has entered a not guilty plea to the charge of injury to a child, according to documents filed to the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas. Peterson's trial date tentatively is scheduled for Dec. 1. A pretrial date has been scheduled for Nov. 4, per the court document. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: While Peterson awaits trial, he will remain on the Exempt/Commissioner's permission list, which he was placed on back in September. He is still required to stay away from all team activities while the legal system takes its course. Peterson was deactivated indefinitely on Sept. 17.

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Joseph Randle Arrested For Shoplifting (10/14 11:02 PT)

The Facts: Randle was arrested for shoplifting at an area Dillard's on Monday night, according to a release sent out by the local police. Randle was charged with theft 50/500, a class B misdemeanor, and was taken to Frisco City Jail that night. He was released shortly after 1 a.m. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: The Frisco police confirmed to NFL.com that Randle was detained for allegedly attempting to steal underwear and cologne which had a combined value of roughly $120. Randle, a fifth-round draft pick back in 2013, signed a four-year, $2.349 million contract with the Cowboys that included a signing bonus of just under $200,000. While the legal system likely won't be too harsh on the second-year player, Randle might have a tough time living down the products he allegedly stole. ... Stay tuned. We'll follow up as needed.

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Knowshon Moreno Placed On Season-Ending IR (10/14 7:57 PT)

The Facts: The Dolphins have placed Moreno on season-ending injured reserve with an ACL injury, the team announced Tuesday. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: Moreno’s injury might explain why he only had one carry for five yards in the second half of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to Green Bay although on Monday coaches didn’t offer his injury as a reason he hardly played. The former Broncos running back, who signed a one-year deal in Miami worth a little over $1 million in guarantees, was also battling elbow issues this season and played in just three games for the Dolphins. His final two appearances yielded just seven attempts for 14 yards. The Dolphins will continue to ride Lamar Miller as their primary back. Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams will also likely take on a bigger role. Currently, Miller leads the team with 63 touches for 330 yards and three touchdowns.

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Eddie Royal's Rib Injury Isn't Considered Serious (10/14 2:05 PT)

The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... The rib injury Royal sustained Sunday is not considered severe, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: He could miss little to no time, the report added. ... Royal has a history with Chargers HC Mike McCoy dating back to their days together in Denver. Even if Royal misses practice times -- something that happened on a regular basis last season, McCoy has proven to be more than willing to use him on Sundays. ... We'll follow up as needed as San Diego prepares to face the Chiefs.

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Vernon Davis Active And Starting Vs. Rams (10/13 6:55 PT)

The Facts: Davis is active and starting in tonight's game against the Rams. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Davis was listed as questionable with the same back injury that sidelined him last week and limited him in practice all week. ... Meanwhile, you can the complete inactive lists for both teams in tonight's game on our Inactives Page.

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Steven Ridley's Season Over Due To Torn ACL, MCL (10/13 5:08 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the previous item. ... According to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss, Ridley tore both his ACL and MCL in Sunday's win over the Bills. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Ridley's season is over -- a tough break as he's also in a contact year. Meanwhile, Brandon Bolden and James White move up in the rotation behind (or perhaps in Bolden's case) alongside Shane Vereen.

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Tom Brady Wouldn't Have Practiced Monday... If The Pats Practiced (10/13 3:53 PT)

The Facts: Brady was limited in practice today. Except, of course, the Patriots didn’t practice today. The league mandates that teams playing in Thursday games submit an injury report on Mondays, even if they didn’t practice. Thus, Brady was limited in the practice the Patriots didn’t have, clearly bothered by the ankle injury that either is or isn’t serious. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: Brady threw for 361 yards and four touchdowns yesterday against the Bills, so even if the ankle problem bothered him, it was hard to tell. As for the rest of the Patriots’ participation from the fictional practice, offensive linemen Bryan Stork and Dan Connolly were out with concussions, along with safety Nate Ebner (finger), linebacker Jerod Mayo (knee) and running back Stevan Ridley (knee). Mayo and Ridley may be seriously injured, so it’s no surprised they're on the list. ... Stay tuned on Brady; we'll be following up.

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Robert Griffin III To Begin Individual Drills This Week (10/13 3:20 PT)

The Facts: It looks like the process of getting Griffin back on the field will start this week. The Redskins third-year quarterback, who suffered a dislocated ankle in the first quarter of the team’s September 14 game against the Jaguars, is slated to start some limited practice activities when the team returns to work on Wednesday. “I think he’s going to start individual drills this week,” said HC Jay Gruden. Reported by CSNWashington.com

Diehards Line: Gruden added: “As far as actually taking practice reps I think that will be at least another week. We’ll get him out there, do some individual drills, throw some balls to balls to the wideouts. That will be the first step. Then next week we’ll try to get him maybe in some practice situations and see where he is. ...” Last week Griffin started doing some agility drills and before Sunday’s game in Arizona he was doing what appeared to be full-speed sprints form sideline to sideline. According to some recent reports, Gruden and the Redskins would want Griffin to get in a full week or two of practice before playing in a game. The timetable leaves open the possibility that Griffin could start the team’s Monday night game in Dallas on October 27, but the situation seems to be quite fluid. One thing is certain: Kirk Cousins is no longer considered a threat to RG3's status as the team's QB of the future.

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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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