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Andrew Luck, Hasselbeck Both Listed As Questionable Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | Time: 12:50 PT |  Reported by
The Facts: The Colts have announced that both Luck and Matt Hasselbeck are officially questionable for Thursday night's game against the Texans.
Diehards Line: Luck has worked on a limited basis this week -- as has Hasselbeck. Luck missed last week's game with an injured shoulder. Hasselbeck has been dealing with an illness. The Colts re-signed QB Josh Johnson as insurance. Early indications are Luck will play in this one, but we'll continue to follow up through kickoff.
Bills Add PK Cundiff, But Still Have Carpenter Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | Time: 12:15 PT |  Reported by
The Facts: The kicking carousel may be spinning in Buffalo. The Bills have announced that kicker Billy Cundiff, most recently with the Browns, has been added to the roster. The Bills already have kicker Dan Carpenter. At least for now.
Diehards Line:Through four games, Carpenter has missed two of seven field goal attempts and one of 12 PATs. It’s possible Cundiff was signed because Carpenter is injured; he was probable last week with a left knee injury. To create a roster spot for Cundiff, the Bills released kickoff specialist Jordan Gay. The Bills also have signed receiver Denarius Moore. Cut by the Bengals before the regular-season opener after starting his career in Oakland, Moore was solid as a rookie but then gradually faded. He replaces receiver Marcus Thigpen on the roster.
DeSean Jackson Back On The Practice Field Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | Time: 11:50 PT |  Reported by
The Facts: According to Liz Clarke of the Washington Post, Jackson is taking part in practice today, his first action since a Sept. 13 hamstring injury.
Diehards Line:Subsequent reporting indicates Jackson was limited to individual drills, but the sight of him will be good news for Kirk Cousins, who had to throw it 95 times the last two games, but is averaging just 6.38 yards per attempt over that span. It was enough to beat the Eagles, but at some point, Jackson’s big play ability is something they’re going to need. In addition, Jordan Reed appears to be heading for an extended absence, so the more bodies in the receiving corps the better.
Pagano: Andrew Luck Took Most Of The Snaps Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Time: 2:56 PT |  Reported by
The Facts: According to's Mike Wells, HC Chuck Pagano told reporters that Luck took most of the snaps in practice Tuesday.
Diehards Line:Luck worked on a limited basis Monday and most likely again today, but we'll have to take Pagano's word for it because Luck was nowhere to be seen during the portion of practice open to the media. ... Stay tuned. We'll likely be following up on this one right up through Thursday night's kickoff.
Bills Sign FA RB Daniel "Boom" Herron Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Time: 1:16 PT |  Reported by
The Facts: The Bills have signed Herron to bolster their banged-up running back room.
Diehards Line:The Bills also worked out Trent Richardson on Tuesday because rookie starter-for-now Karlos Williams is dealing with a concussion. LeSean McCoy is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury. Cierre Wood was promoted from the practice squad last week. Anthony Dixon is probably ahead of Herron and Wood in line as Williams, who’s scored a touchdown in every game this season, awaits clearance. The Colts waived-injured Herron last month and then released him from injured reserve with a settlement. Herron is a veteran of 25 career games and three starts and played well down the stretch and in the playoffs for the Colts last season. The Colts signed him off the Bengals’ practice squad in 2013. The Bills created a roster spot for Herron by placing tight end MarQueis Gray on injured reserve.
Falcons Place Devin Hester On Ir-Designated To Return Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Time: 12:29 PT |  Reported by
The Facts: The Falcons announced that Hester will be placed on injured reserve/designated for return, after a lingering toe injury failed to get better.
Diehards Line: The move will keep Hester off the practice field for at least six weeks, and he’ll be eligible to return for their Week 13 trip to Tampa Bay. Hester contributed on offense for the Falcons last year, with 38 catches for 504 yards and two touchdowns. But most importantly, he led the league in punt return average (13.3 yards per return), as well as combined kick/punt return yardage (1,368).
Dorial Green-Beckham Arrested For Unpaid Tickets; He Has Since Settled Up Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Time: 10:42 PT |  Reported by
The Facts: According to Jason Wolf of the Tennesseean, Green-Beckham was arrested last Wednesday (Sept. 30). The rookie wideout was stopped for speeding in Van Buren, Mo., and officers cited him for doing 65 in a 55 mph zone. While he was stopped, they found another outstanding warrant for speeding in Osage Beach, Mo. He paid $92.48 to settle the ticket.
Diehards Line: Of course, it’s not nearly the trouble Green-Beckham has been involved with in the past, which the Titans are thankful for. He’s caught a pair of touchdowns in his first three games, though they’ve come on just three total receptions as they ease him into things after he didn’t play at all last year.
Karlos Williams Concussed; McCoy Still Ailing; Bills Working Out Running Backs Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Time: 10:40 PT |  Reported by
The Facts: Williams suffered a concussion in last Sunday's loss to the Giants, Bills general manager Doug Whaley told a Buffalo radio station Tuesday morning. Williams is in the NFL's concussion protocol, and his status for next Sunday's game vs. the Titans in uncertain. "[Williams] told our trainers several hours after the game that he wasn't feeling well and our medical staff took a look at him," Whaley told WGR 550. "They put him through further evaluations late yesterday afternoon and it was determined that he'll have a concussion. So we'll see how he proceeds throughout the week." Whaley said the team will have running backs in for a workout this week, something that may have happened even if Williams was healthy given the uncertain status of usual starter LeSean McCoy, who's out indefinitely with a hamstring injury. McCoy missed last week's game and has said he won't play again until he feels like he's 100 percent. The list of those scheduled for workouts includes Trent Richardson and Daniel "Boom" Herron. The Bills promoted Cierre Wood from the practice squad last week, and Wood and Boobie Dixon are in line for more carries with Williams questionable. Whaley said the team bringing back Bryce Brown was "a possibility."
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Buccaneers Signing PK Connor Barth Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Time: 10:31 PT |  Reported by
The Facts: Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is bringing Barth back into the organization after releasing Kyle Brindza on Monday.
Diehards Line: Barth kicked for Tampa from 2009-2012, missed the 2013 season with an Achilles injury and was released before the start of the 2014 season. Barth made 15-of-16 field goals for the Broncos in five games later in the year, but lost a competition to Brandon McManus this summer. He landed back in Tampa for a little bit, but the Bucs opted to go with Brindza when they cut their roster down to 53 players. Now they’re reversing course and bringing the veteran back for another tour of duty after also taking a look at Randy Bullock, Kai Forbath and Billy Cundiff.
Andrew Luck Limited In Monday's Practice Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Time: 12:28 PT |  Reported by the Associated Press
The Facts: After missing his first NFL game Sunday because of an injured right shoulder, Luck returned to a light practice Monday and felt well enough to lob two short screen passes to running backs during the portion open to reporters. Apparently, that was all coach Chuck Pagano needed to be convinced Luck was on the mend. "He looked good," Pagano said following a walkthrough in which nobody was wearing helmets or pads. "He's moving in the right direction, trending in the right direction so he's a lot better than he was Saturday. He had a good day."
Diehards Line: Pagano declined to say what else — if anything — Luck actually did after reporters left. Luck was listed as a limited participant with his status day to day. What people want to know is whether Luck will reclaim his starting job Thursday night at Houston. Luck wasn't dropping any hints Monday. If Luck can't go Thursday, the Colts will revert to Plan B -- Matt Hasselbeck -- one more time.