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Vincent Jackson To Continue Playing Despite Small Fracture In Wrist (9/22 1:52 PT)

The Facts: Jackson sustained a small fracture in his wrist during Thursday night's 56-14 loss against the Atlanta Falcons, multiple sources told FOXSports.com. The injury will not cause Jackson to miss any time, though, and the 10th-year wide receiver plans to play Sunday against the Steelers.  Reported by FOXSports.com

Diehards Line: The injury likely occurred on the first play of the Bucs’ second offensive series. Jackson fell on his wrist after taking a hit from safety Dwight Lowery. He continued to play with the injury throughout the game without treatment. Jackson, who was targeted nine times, finished with two receptions for 15 yards and a touchdown.

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Report: Kyle Rudolph To Miss Up To Six Weeks (9/22 1:21 PT)

The Facts: Rudolph likely needs surgery for the groin injury he suffered Sunday in the team's loss to the New Orleans Saints and will likely be sidelined "about six weeks," according to Albert Breer of NFL.com. Reported by the Redzone.org

Diehards Line: As the Redzone.org suggests, it sounds like Rudolph is undergoing a sports-hernia operation. His loss is a major blow for a Vikings offense that is already missing Adrian Peterson and is now in the hands of rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner, a noted tight end guru, will now have to game plan for backup TEs Rhett Ellison and MarQueis Gray, the latter of whom played under Turner in Cleveland last season.

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Philbin Elusive When Asked About Ryan Tannehill's Grip On Starting Job (9/22 12:55 PT)

The Facts: It would be a stunner if Matt Moore, not Tannehill, is the Dolphins starting quarterback Sunday against the Raiders. But today -- a day after the Dolphins lost 34-15 to Kansas City -- Philbin publicly wouldn’t say for certain if Tannehill will be his starting quarterback against the Raiders.  Reported by the Palm Beach Post

Diehards Line: Tannehill, the No. 8 overall pick in 2012, has struggled through games and has one of the NFL’s lowest passer ratings. Philbin said repeatedly at today’s press conference he will bring the best 46 players to London to play the Raiders. When asked if Tannehill or Moore will truly compete this week on equal level to start, Philbin said “we’ll utilize the players the best way we see fit.” Philbin is rarely specific about who’s going to play, but Post staffer Andrew Abramson suggests this is different. This is the confidence of his starting quarterback. Phiblin was specifically asked if it hurts Tannehill but not saying for sure that he will start against the Raiders. “That’s my answer I’m sticking to it,” Philbin said. The last question to Philbin couldn’t have been more clear: Will Tannehill start Sunday against the Raiders? “We’ll decide our game plan before we leave to play Oakland,” Philbin said.

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Panthers Confident DeAngelo Williams Will Play This Week (9/22 12:27 PT)

The Facts: HC Ron Rivera said Monday he is confident about Williams returning to action Week 4 at Baltimore after missing two games with a thigh injury.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Rivera said Williams looked good in practice leading up to Week 3 against the Steelers, but he wasn't quite ready to play. This is good news with both Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert having MRIs on injuries they suffered against the Steelers. ... Stay tuned.

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Jonathan Stewart, Tolbert To Have MRIs Today (9/22 12:25 PT)

The Facts: HC Ron Rivera just told reporters that Jonathan Stewart (knee) and Mike Tolbert (leg) were getting MRIs today on injuries suffered in last night’s loss to the Steelers. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: The Panthers were already playing without starter DeAngelo Williams, who has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and reserve/special teamer Fozzy Whittaker. That forced them to call undrafted rookie Darrin Reaves up from the practice squad over the weekend, and he is currently atop the depth chart. ... Stay tuned.

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Lions Changing Kickers; Alex Henery Will Take Over For Freese (9/22 12:24 PT)

The Facts: The Detroit Lions are making a change at kicker. The Lions plan to sign Henery today to replace rookie Nate Freese, who struggled in a three-week cameo on the job. Reported by the Detroit Free Press

Diehards Line: Freese, a seventh-round pick out of Boston College, missed his fourth field goal in Sunday's 19-7 win over the Green Bay Packers. He was 3-for-7 on field goals this year, and 0-for-4 on kicks longer than 40 yards. Henery, who kicked the last three seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles, was one of three kickers who worked out for the Lions last week. Henery made 23 of 28 field goals last year, with a long of 51 yards.

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LB Stephen Tulloch Tears ACL (9/22 12:14 PT)

The Facts: HC Jim Caldwell announced Monday Tulloch will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL Sunday against the Packers. Reported by the Detroit Free Press

Diehards Line: Tulloch was injured during a post-play celebration. With Tulloch out, DeAndre Levy will play a more prominent role at linebacker. Levy called defensive adjustments with Tulloch out Sunday, and he and Tahir Whitehead played most of the game as linebackers in the Lions' nickel package.

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Rivera Pulled Cam Newton To Protect Him (9/22 9:58 PT)

The Facts: Newton didn’t play poorly last night, he just didn’t have much of a chance. HC Ron Rivera said he pulled his hobbling quarterback for his own good during last night’s loss to the Steelers. “I just took Cam out mostly because I was trying to protect him,” Rivera said. "I just didn’t want to see him get hit anymore.” Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: Prior to that, in case you weren’t clear about the cause of their problems, Rivera answered a question about rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin by steering it back up front. “But, we can’t do anything unless we protect the quarterback,” Rivera said. “That’s the first thing we have to do.” The Panthers allowed three sacks, but many more pressures. Some of that was on the Steelers who were getting there on three-man pressures throughout the game. As PFT notes, the Panthers don’t have a lot of personnel buttons to push on their offensive line, as they’re already rotating guards and trying tackles at new positions. Maybe the simple shaming of showing them the tape of the game, and Newton limping back and forth, will be enough. At some point, however, it things don't change that limping is going to get worse.

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Kyle Rudolph To Have MRI On Groins (9/22 12:02 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the previous item. ... Rudolph, who left the game with a groin injury in the second half, will have an MRI on Monday.  Reported by ESPN.com

Diehards Line: According to ESPN.com's Ben Goessling, Rudolph said he's been battling the injury for a while and heard "something pop" during the game. That's not a good sign. ... Stay tuned. More after the results of the exam come to light.

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Jonathan Stewart Missing Time With Knee Contusion (9/21 10:10 PT)

The Facts: Stewart went to the locker room in the third quarter against the Steelers with a knee injury.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: He returned to the sidelines but not to action. The Panthers characterize his chances as questionable. The team is calling it a knee contusion. ... Stewart ran five times for 31 yards, breaking several tackles, and caught all three of his targets for 19 yards before leaving. We'll be following up in coming days.

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Report: Danny Woodhead Will Need Season-Ending Surgery (9/21 5:58 PT)

The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... Woodhead has suffered severe high ankle sprain with a fractured fibula. Season-ending surgery is likely a source tells FOXSports' Alex Marvez. Reported by FOXSports.com

Diehards Line: The injury leaves the Chargers in a pinch at the position with just Donald Brown and Branden Oliver to hold down the spot until Ryan Mathews returns in about a month. ... Stay tuned. We'll have more on the team's plans going forward as more details come to light.

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S Tyvon Branch Fractured Foot (9/21 5:56 PT)

The Facts: HC Dennis Allen confirmed that WR Rod Streater suffered a fractured foot (see previous), and he wasn’t the only one. Branch suffered a similar injury in the second half of Sunday’s 16-9 loss to the New England Patriots. Reported by CSNBayArea.com

Diehards Line: Branch was carted off the sideline and with his second seemingly serious injury in as many years. He missed 14 games with a fractured fibula. While it's uncertain how long each player will be out or whether either one will require surgery, these injuries generally have long recovery periods. Cornerback DJ Hayden, for example, suffered a stress fracture and missed nine weeks before being placed on the physically unable to perform list. ... We'll be following up.

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T.Y. Hilton's Injury Not Serious (9/21 5:35 PT)

The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... Hilton received some good news after leaving Week 3 with an ankle injury. After the game, HC Chuck Pagano said Hilton's injury is not serious. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Hilton hauled in five passes for 80 yards before leaving early against the Jaguars. With the team up big late, there was no need for Hilton to return after leaving with his injury. Hilton will take on the Titans next week if he can go.

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Rod Streater's Injury Could Be Season-Ending (9/21 5:34 PT)

The Facts: Not only did Streater hurt his foot Week 3 at New England, limping off the field early in the second quarter, but coach Dennis Allen said after the game he has a fractured foot.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: According to ESPN, the injury could be a season-ender. Streater, who came into the game with a hip flexor injury suffered in Week 2, was off to a good start before the injury, catching three passes for 32 yards. He was the Raiders' leading receiver in Week 1, catching five passes for 46 yards and a touchdown. Andre Holmes and Denarius Moore will pick up the slack along with James Jones.

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Jaguars Announce That Blake Bortles Will Start Week 4 (9/21 3:53 PT)

The Facts: After starting quarterback Chad Henne went 4-of-7 passing for 33 yards against the Indianapolis Colts -- and the Jags dug themselves deep in a hole en route to a 44-17 loss -- Bortles came in to open up the second half. Following the game, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley announced Bortles will start vs. the Chargers in Week 4. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: The Jaguars were left with little choice in the change-up Sunday. The team has been outscored 105-10 since leading the Eagles 17-0 in the season opener, according to The Associated Press. Placing Bortles behind the Jags' shaky offensive line is risky, but the Jaguars need a change of pace.

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Dennis Pitta Hospitalized After Fracturing Hip Again (9/21 3:51 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the previous item. .. Pitta exited the second quarter of Sunday's 23-21 win over the Browns with an injured right hip, the same hip he fractured before last season. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: Pitta crumbled awkwardly to the ground after hauling in a throw from Flacco. Trainers immediately descended to place Pitta on a stretcher and cart him away to the locker room. The Ravens later announced that the tight end is going to the hospital for evaluation. ... Baltimore's second-leading receiver behind Steve Smith, Pitta has 22 catches on the year after pulling down three against the Browns. Losing him would cost the Ravens dearly in two tight end sets. Owen Daniels and Crockett Gillmore simply don't offer Pitta's versatility and matchup problems for opponents.

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Matt Cassel Has A Broken Foot; Bridgewater Era Begins (9/21 3:46 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... The Vikings’ starting quarterback job is Teddy Bridgewater’s for the forseeable future. HC Mike Zimmer told reporters after the game that Cassel has several broken bones in his foot, which means the job is Bridgewater’s by default. Asked if Bridgewater was his starter moving forward, Zimmer replied: “That is correct.” Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: The rookie did not look overwhelmed in his first NFL action, despite losing to the Saints. It wasn’t the toughest defense to play against, but there were at least some signs of life from their offense. And since they don’t figure to have Adrian Peterson back on the field anytime soon or ever, any bit of hope on offense is a good thing.

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T.Y. Hilton Slowed By Ankle Sprain (9/21 3:00 PT)

The Facts: Hilton left today's game against the Jaguars early and will not return.  Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: We'll be following up on Hilton's status as further details come to light. Remember, the Jags were well ahead in a lopsided game, so Hilton's failure to return might have been a precaution.

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Kyle Rudolph Sidelined Early (9/21 2:58 PT)

The Facts: Rudolph left today's loss to the Saints with a groin injury. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: The team characterized his return as questionable, but he never made it back. We'll have more on Rudolph's status going forward ass further details come to light.

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Blake Bortles Takes Over Jags' Offense To Start Second Half (9/21 1:54 PT)

The Facts: Bortles has taken over the offense from Chad Henne to start to the second half of today's game against the Colts. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Down 30-0, what choice did coaches have? Henne hit 4-7 attempts for 33 yards in the first half as the Jags' offensive woes continued. Now Bortles will get a chance to provide a spark. Worth noting, Denard Robinson has been busier than starting running back Toby Gerhart as well.

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