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11/25/2014
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Jorvorskie Lane's Season Over Due To Broken Leg (11/24 2:32 PT)

The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... Lane has been diagnosed with a broken leg, and requires season-ending surgery according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Reported by the Redzone.org

Diehards Line: Lane had played only 77 snaps as the Bucs' lead blocker this season. His loss won't have an effect on Tampa's monumentally-ineffective running game. Going on 28, Lane isn't signed beyond 2014 and is unlikely to command much money on the open market.

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Ryan Mallett's Season Is Over Due To Pectoral Injury (11/24 12:23 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the previous item. ... According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the pectoral injury suffered by Mallett yesterday against the Bengals was season-ending. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: The Texans will now have to turn back to Ryan Fitzpatrick, though it’s possible they’ll take a look at fourth-round rookie Tom Savage if they decide they’re in tire-kicking mode again. The Texans gave up a sixth-round pick in exchange for the former Patriots backup, who will now go into the free agent market as damaged goods.

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Odell Beckham Misses A Play After Big Fall (11/23 10:12 PT)

The Facts: After making the catch of the season, Beckham might not be back to see the end of the game. The receiver went to the locker room with trainers, who were checking him for a back injury. He returned one play later. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: He went down awkwardly after a normal catch, and appeared to take a elbow to the head from Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick. It was a relatively innocuous looking fall, especially with his acrobatics earlier in the night, and it seems to have taken the air out of the home crowd at MetLife Stadium. Whatever the case, we'll be following up if needed.

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Brandon LaFell Says Shoulder Injury Isn't A Concern (11/23 9:59 PT)

The Facts: LaFell left today's game against the Lions game in the fourth quarter after making a diving catch and did not return, with members of the athletic training staff looking at his left shoulder on the sideline.  Reported by ESPN.com

Diehards Line: After the game, LaFell met with reporters and relayed that he won't be sidelined because of the ailment. "I'm good. If we had a game tonight, I'd be ready to play," he said. "I won't miss [any] time. My body is feeling great. ..." We'll follow up as needed.

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Ryan Mallet Could Miss Several Weeks With Pectoral Injury (11/23 9:37 PT)

The Facts: Mallett played through a right pectoral injury Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, a source confirmed. Mallett will have an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. He could miss several weeks, which would further delay the start of an NFL career that has already taken a while to get started.  Reported by ESPN.com

Diehards Line: Mallett suffered the injury in his first career start Nov. 6 against the Cleveland Browns. He practiced fully all week but was on the injury report with a chest injury throughout the week leading up to the game. The Texans turned to Mallett just before their bye week. Mallett replaced former starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, a 10-year veteran. ... Stay tuned.

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Report: Larry Fitzgerald's Knee Not Responding As Hoped (11/23 7:44 PT)

The Facts: According to Arizona Repubic staffer Kent Somers, Fitzgerald's knee sprain hasn't respond as hoped. He could well miss more games. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Fitzgerald sat out today's loss to the Seahawks because of a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee that he suffered last week against Detroit. It's the first game Fitzgerald has missed a game since Dec. 2, 2007 -- a run of 110 straight contests that was the NFL's second-longest streak for active wide receivers. Now it appears it's possible there will be more. ... Stay tuned. We'll obviously be following this one closely.

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Ryan Mathews Slowed By Shoulder Injury (11/23 6:43 PT)

The Facts: Mathews left today's game against the Rams in the third quarter with an injured shoulder. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Mathews had racked up 102 yards on 11 carries before he was hurt on a 32-year touchdown run. Branden Oliver and Donald Brown took over briefly before Mathews returned to finish out the day. ... We'll be watching for more in coming days.

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Eddie Lacy Feeling Ill After Heavy Workload (11/23 6:42 PT)

The Facts: Lacy did not meet with the media following today's game against the Vikings, according to ESPN. The team told reporters Lacy was feeling ill after the game. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Lacy had received a season-high 25 carries during the contest. Lacy finished with 125 rushing yards and two touchdowns. It's unclear if the illness will impact his practice schedule during the upcoming week.

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Cordarrelle Patterson Battled knee, Ankle Injuries (11/23 6:41 PT)

The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... Patterson dealt with ankle and knee issues throughout today's game against the Packers. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Patterson left twice due to injury, but was able to return both times. He finished with two catches for 18 yards during the contest. We'll follow up as needed in advance of next week's game against the Panthers.

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Cooper Helfet Twists Ankle Late Vs. Cardinals (11/23 6:40 PT)

The Facts: Pete Carroll said after the Seahawks' win over the Cardinals the Helfet turned his ankle on the last play of the game. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Helfet caught a 20-yard fourth-quarter touchdown that put the lid on Seattle's 19-3 win. Given his role in a three-man rotation with Luke Willson and Tony Moeaki, Helfet isn't exactly a fantasy regular. That said, we'll follow up as needed.

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Marshawn Lynch Working Through Back Issues (11/23 4:02 PT)

The Facts: Lynch’s problematic back has flared up and he was getting worked on by trainers on the sidelines, with Robert Turbin subbing in for him. He returned to the game later in the second, splitting wide as a receiver on a series, so it appears he’s going to be good to go. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: With Lynch in and out of the lineup, the Seahawks have had to settle for a pair of short field goals and a 52-yarder as they lead the Cardinals 9-0 in the second quarter. ... We'll follow up if/as needed.

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins Questionable To Return (11/23 2:46 PT)

The Facts: Seferian-Jenkins suffered a back injury and is questionable to return against the Bears. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: The rookie tight end left in the second half of today's game. Seferian-Jenkins had two catches for 16 yards upon departure. We'll follow up as further details come to light.

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Cordarrelle Patterson Missing Time (11/23 2:44 PT)

The Facts: Patterson is questionable to return against the Packers. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Patterson is dealing with ankle/knee injuries. He missed time earlier in the contest due to an ankle injury, but was able to return. More on his status going forward as further details come to light.

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Javorskie Lane Carted Off With Ankle Injury (11/23 1:28 PT)

The Facts: Lane was carted off the field with a right ankle injury and he is out for the game, according to the team.  Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Lane, who was hurt on just his third carry of the season, had his leg air casted. We'll follow up as needed, but it obviously doesn't look good.

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Zach Ertz Questionable To Return With Oblique Injury (11/23 12:57 PT)

The Facts: Ertz has an oblique injury and his return is questionable. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Ertz left today's game against the Titans in the first half. He had one catch for eight yards upon departure. We'll follow up as needed.

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Decision On Ray Rice's Appeal Looming (11/23 12:27 PT)

The Facts: Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension has been under review for roughly 10 days, with the judge's ruling expected before Thanksgiving. According to CBS' Jason La Canfora, many felt the decision would have come by the end of last week, but with Rice making the case for immediate reinstatement and the NFL season approaching its final six weeks, both parties were under the impression final word on the matter was going to come in all likelihood by this Monday. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Rice, who was suspended twice for the same infraction and given a ban much longer than what the NFL put in place under its new domestic violence policy (six games for first-time offenders), has remained in strong shape and would welcome a return to the NFL this season. Rice has been advised that even if reinstated, a team may well shy away from him in this climate, even potential playoff teams in need of a running back. As La Canfora suggests, a return in 2015, with a long offseason to get acclimated to a new city, new locker room and new coaches, would be more ideal than a return in this charged atmosphere.

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Vikings Claim Ben Tate Off Waivers (11/19 3:13 PT)

The Facts: According to ESPN.com's Field Yates, the Vikings have claimed Tate off waiver. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Tate was released by the Browns earlier this week. The Vikings learned that Adrian Peterson was suspended for the rest of the season. It all makes sense. We'll have more on the team's plans for Tate going forward as further details come to light

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Stat Changes Gives Jonas Gray 201 Yards (11/19 10:58 PT)

The Facts: Two days after the fact, Gray's breakout performance in Sunday night's 42-20 win against the Indianapolis Colts got a little bit better. The NFL and Elias Sports Bureau made an official change to Gray's rushing total for Sunday night, giving him 37 carries for 201 yards instead of 38 carries for 199 yards. Reported by ESPN.com

Diehards Line: In the fourth quarter on third-and-2 with 10:31 remaining, Gray had a carry that went for negative-2 yards, but there was a penalty that was enforced on the play. The Colts were offsides, but the accepted penalty was a personal foul facemask on Colts linebacker Erik Walden. With that play now having been nullified, Gray gets those 2 yards back (and finishes with zero negative rushes). Gray also finished the game with four touchdowns, a Patriots regular-season franchise record.

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Brandin Cooks Placed On IR (11/18 5:06 PT)

The Facts: The Saints have placed Cooks on injured reserve, ending his 2014 season, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Reported by the Redzone.org

Diehards Line: Cooks had surgery to repair a thumb fractured in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati. Doctors estimated it could be between four and six weeks before he could return. Now the timetable is moot.

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Adrian Peterson Loses His Grievance All But Eliminating His Chances Of Playing (11/18 5:00 PT)

The Facts: Before the NFL announced this morning that Peterson is suspended for the rest of the season, he and the league were battling over a separate but related issue regarding his status on the Commissioner’s Exempt List. On that issue, the league has won and Peterson has lost. An arbitrator ruled today that the NFL was not required to remove Peterson from the Exempt List once he resolved his legal issue by pleading no contest to a charge of injuring his son. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: Peterson losing his grievance means that the arbitrator agrees with the league’s contention that the commissioner gets to decide when a player comes off the Commissioner’s Exempt List. That means there’s no chance of Peterson being allowed to play pending the appeal of his suspension. Given that Peterson’s appeal will be heard by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell -- the very man who just suspended him -- it is extraordinarily unlikely that Peterson will play this year. Peterson is running out of options, other than to accept his suspension and go through the process that Goodell has laid out that could result in him being reinstated in 2015.

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