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LeSean McCoy Embarrassed By His Performance (9/29 12:04 PT)

The Facts: After gaining only 22 yards on 19 carries against Washington last Sunday, McCoy scoffed at the notion that he’s struggling. After gaining only 17 on 10 carries against the 49ers on Sunday, McCoy was singing a different tune. “I’m embarrassed,” McCoy said after the game, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: As PFT's Mike Florio notes, for the year, McCoy has 192 yards on 70 carries, for an average of 2.7 yards per carry. It puts him on pace for 768 yards -- well below his stated goal of 2,000 yards. Injuries to the offensive line surely have made it harder for McCoy to find openings. "Even then," Florio wrote, "he doesn’t seem to be the guy he used to be. ..." Fantasy owners concur.

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Reporter Apologizes For Allen Firing Report (9/28 10:25 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the previous item. ... Associated Press sports writer Terry Collins just tweeted the following: "Please disregard my recent tweet about the Raiders. These rumors haven't been confirmed by the AP. I'm sorry." Reported by Twitter.com

Diehards Line: Collins tweeted earlier this evening that Raiders HC Dennis Allen had been fired and that an announcement could come on Tuesday. We'll go ahead and suggest that while there isn't any fire just yet, there is some smoke. The upcoming bye would obviously be the time to make such a move if the Raiders intend to do it. Whatever the case, we'll be watching for more.

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Vernon Davis Downplays Back Injury (9/28 10:13 PT)

The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... Davis, who left the game with a back injury early in the second half, briefly held court outside the Niners' locker room. He said he was not "worried" about the injury and added, "Everything should be cool."  Reported by ESPN.com

Diehards Line: Then, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson, Davis grimaced and walked off gingerly. He missed the past week's game with left ankle and knee injuries. We'll be watching his status closely in coming days.

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Report: Dennis Allen Will Be Fired... If He's Not Already (9/28 9:18 PT)

The Facts: Terry Collins of the Associated Press tweeted on Sunday night that HC Dennis Allen is fired and an announcement could come as soon as Tuesday.  Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: There was no elaboration on that report, and it raises some questions -- including why the Raiders would wait until Tuesday to make the announcement if the firing has already happened. Adding to the intrigue, Collins deleted his tweet after it began drawing attention. ... After his team dropped to 0-4 with a blowout loss to the Dolphins in London, Allen said he’s going to stay the course. Allen said after the game that he’s not worried about losing his job and expects to remain the head coach. ... But Allen may simply be in the dark about the plans of Raiders owner Mark Davis. Whatever the case, we'll be watching for more. If true, ESPN's Adam Schefter notes that offensive line coach Tony Sparano would likely take over as interim coach.

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DeAngelo Williams Has A Sprained Ankle; Further Testing Coming Monday (9/28 7:12 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the previous item. ... Williams exited Sunday’s loss to the Ravens with an ankle injury, hampering a rushing attack already missing Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert. Whether Williams will miss any time beyond Sunday remains to be seen. Per a league source, Williams has a sprained ankle. Further evaluation will be conducted on Monday. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that Williams left the stadium with a walking cast on his foot. Williams finished the game with 11 carries for 34 yards. He missed Week 2 and Week 3 with a hamstring injury. ... We'll continue to watch for more. Remember, it's not clear whether Stewart will be ready to go next week either. Darrin Reaves and Tauren Poole, both of whom were called up from the practice squad in the last few weeks, are the only healthy backs on the roster.

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Report: X-Rays On Teddy Bridgewater's Ankle Are Negative (9/28 6:49 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the previous item. ... The Fox sideline reporter says Bridgewater has a sprained ankle and X-rays were negative. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Bridgewater had returned to the sidelines before the game ended and while he didn't return to action the fact he was walking around without the aid of crutches as the game ended is a good sign. In fact, he didn't have much of a limp as he shook hands with Falcons players after the game. Bridgewater will undoubtedly undergo further testing to give the team a better feel for the full extent of the sprain and with a Thursday night game against the Packers, the hope is obviously that the injury isn't serious. ... We'll continue following up.

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Teddy Bridgewater Carted To Locker Room With Injured Ankle (9/28 6:30 PT)

The Facts: Bridgewater has been taken to the locker room on a cart halfway through the fourth quarter of the team’s game against the Falcons. He was getting his left ankle looked at on the sideline before being ushered off the field. His return is officially questionable. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: According to the FOX broadcast crew, Bridgewater was having the ankle X-rayed. ... Bridgewater has been brilliant in his starting debut, hitting on 19-of-30 passes for 317 yards and running for a touchdown. The Vikings hope it, and not Christian Ponder running the offense, is a sign of things to come in the next few weeks. ... Stay tuned -- and remember; the Vikings have a short turnaround this week with a Thursday night game.

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Andre Johnson Says His Ankle Is Fine (9/28 5:40 PT)

The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... Johnson left today's game against the Bills with an ankle injury. It doesn’t look like it was a serious blow, however. Johnson, who had six catches for 71 yards in the win, said after the game that his ankle felt fine. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: “I’m fine, I was more scared than anything because I felt a pop, so I went in and got checked,” Johnson said, via Adam Wexler of CSN Houston. As PFT suggests, that’s good news for the Texans offense, which struggled to run the ball again this week. DeAndre Hopkins is off to a strong start, but the team needs a healthy Johnson to perform at their highest level this season.

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Vernon Davis Forced Out By Back Injury (9/28 5:38 PT)

The Facts: Davis went down in the third quarter of today's game against the Eagles and injured his lower back. He got up on his own power, but he was struggling to walk back to the locker room.  Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: He looked like he was in pain, and the fact that the team’s medical staff quickly ruled him out for the rest of the game is not a good sign. He was hurt after making a 5-yard catch. Davis, who sat out Week 3 with an ankle injury, caught two of three targets for 8 yards before leaving. ... We'll be following up.

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Derek Carr Sprained MCL, Sustained High Ankle Sprain (9/28 5:21 PT)

The Facts: Carr told reporters he suffered an MCL sprain and a high-ankle sprain in a 38-14 Week 4 loss to the Dolphins. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Carr sustained the injury in the third quarter and was taken back to the locker room for further evaluation. Matt McGloin filled in for him, passing for 129 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. The Raiders will have a bye week before returning to action in Week 6 at home against the Chargers. At this point, it's too early to determine if the rookie will be available to play. If he can't suit up, McGloin and Matt Schaub are likely candidates to start in his place.

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Cecil Shorts Sidelined By Hamstring Injury (9/28 5:19 PT)

The Facts: Shorts was downgraded to out after leaving today's game with an injured hamstring. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Shorts caught two passes for 25 yards. He was targeted four times. Shorts was initially ruled questionable, but was downgraded to out after further evaluation. ... And once again, we'll be following up on Shorts' progress in coming days. We're all familiar with the drill.

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Calvin Johnson Limited By Injured Ankle (9/28 5:15 PT)

The Facts: Johnson played intermittently in Sunday's game against the Jets due to a sprained ankle. After the game Matthew Stafford told ESPN Radio that the team took it easy on Johnson since he was not at 100 percent.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Johnson, who nearly missed the entire week of practice because of the injury, was on and off the field, limited to snap count. He caught a short 6-yard pass in the second quarter for his first grab of the day. He caught another 6-yard pass on the opening drive of the third quarter for his last catch of the day. He was limited to two catches for 12 yards in a 24-17 victory. It was the least amount of receiving yards he's recorded in a win. Johnson will try to get back on track in Week 5 at home against Buffalo.

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Joique Bell Suffered A Concussion (9/28 4:14 PT)

The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... According to Detroit Free Press staffer Dave Birkett, Bell did in fact suffer a concussion. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Bell left today's game against the Jets early due to the injury. The Lions wouldn't make him available after the game, a usual step when players suffer head injuries. Bell will have to go through the league's concussion protocol before he can return to action. We'll be following up throughout the week.

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Michael Crabtree Returns After Having Foot Checked (9/28 4:07 PT)

The Facts: Crabtree went to the locker room due to as foot injury and is questionable to return.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Crabtree suffered the injury in the first quarter against the Eagles. He subsequently returned and appeared to be playing without issue. ... We'll be following up as further details come to light.

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Andre Johnson Slowed By Sore Ankle (9/28 3:23 PT)

The Facts: According to NFL Media's Albert Breer, Johnson had his ankle examined before ultimately heading to the locker room during the fourth quarter of today's game against the Bills. His return is questionable. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: Johnson ultimately returned for the final series, suggesting the injury isn't serious. He finished with six catches for 71 yards. He outpaced DeAndre Hopkins in terms of catches and yardage, but the younger man got the touchdown catch. ... Johnson was listed as probable going into the game with an ankle injury. We'll follow up in coming days.

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Joique Bell Being Evaluated For Head Injury (9/28 3:22 PT)

The Facts: Bell is being evaluated for a head injury after leaving today's win over the Jets early. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: Bell finished the day with 32 rushing yards on eight carries. He also caught a pass for seven yards. ... Stay tuned. More on Bell's status going forward in coming days.

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Mike Evans Forced Out By Injured Groin (9/28 3:19 PT)

The Facts: Evans had to leave with a groin injury in the third quarter against the Steelers. He was later ruled out. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: The good news? The rookie had four catches for 65 yards and a touchdown when he was sidelined. Stay tuned. I'll have more on Evans' status going forward when more details come to light.

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Bernard Pierce Dressed Out Of Concern About Starting Job; Lost It Anyhow (9/28 2:30 PT)

The Facts: According to NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala, Pierce dressed for today's game against the Panthers because he was worried about losing his job. Looks like it didn't help.  Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro have gotten all the running back touches with each scoring touchdowns while Pierce as watched from the sidelines. There were reports as the game began suggesting Pierce might be eased back into action, but that hasn't been the case. He hasn't seen any action. ... We'll be watching for more.

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Derek Carr Sidelined By Knee Injury (9/28 2:22 PT)

The Facts: Carr was knocked from today's game in London with a knee injury, at which point they were trailing the Dolphins 31-7.  Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: He was sent to the locker room for X-rays and is officially questionable to return, but observers on the ground suggest that's highly unlikely. ... Immediately upon Carr's departure, replacement Matt McGloin watched a snap fly by him, and Dolphins cornerback Cortland Finnegan returned the fumble 50 yards for a touchdown. As PFT suggested, the Raiders are being beaten in every way imaginable, but losing Carr for any amount of time would make this a total disaster, one which could start costing people jobs soon. ... We'll be following up.

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DeAngelo Williams Out With Ankle Injury (9/28 2:15 PT)

The Facts: The bad news got worse for the Panthers in a 28-7 deficit to the Ravens, as Williams is out for the rest of the game with an ankle injury. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: Williams tried to return after leaving the field in the second quarter, but will be unable to finish the game. That leaves the Panthers’ running game in the hands of Darrin Reaves and Tauren Poole, both of whom were called up from the practice squad in the last few weeks. Jonathan Stewart is inactive with a knee injury (as is the fabled Fozzy Whittaker), and Mike Tolbert is on IR/designated for return with a broken leg. ... We'll follow up as needed.

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