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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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David Nelson Missing Time With Ankle Injury (9/28 2:13 PT)

The Facts: Nelson left today's game against the Lions and is questionable to return. Reported by the Associated Press

Diehards Line: Nelson hurt his left ankle on a 7-yard catch in the second quarter. He limped to the sideline and was taken to the locker room. ... We'll follow up as needed.

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Ray Rice Appeal Will Likely Be Pushed Back (9/26 2:11 PT)

The Facts: Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension is in a holding pattern. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, per two sources involved in the situation, that the running back's hearing is likely to be moved back until after former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III completes his independent investigation into the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Rice domestic violence incident. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: Per the collective bargaining agreement, a hearing date must be set within 10 days of the notice of Rice's appeal, which was filed Sept. 16. If both sides agree to delay a healing, though, the process can be moved back. Rapoport was told the parties are expected to do just that. Rice was initially suspended two games for a domestic violence incident involving his then-fiancee at an Atlantic City casino in February. The suspension became indefinite last week after TMZ posted a video that showed the former Baltimore Ravens runner striking Janay Rice in a Revel Casino elevator, causing her to hit her head on a railing and lose consciousness. The Ravens subsequently released Rice and the NFL suspended him indefinitely.

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Carson Palmer Says Shoulder Is Improving (9/24 11:35 PT)

The Facts: Palmer said he didn't stumble across a miracle cure, but the QB said on Tuesday that his right shoulder is finally responding to all the treatment he's been getting and he's close to being back to 100 percent. "It's better. It's much, much better," Palmer said of his right shoulder. Reported by the Arizona Republic

Diehards Line: That's huge news considering Palmer has been dealing with a tricky nerve issue that made it impossible for him to play the past two weeks. There had been real concerns that the problem could keep him sidelined indefinitely, forcing backup Drew Stanton to continue on as the starter long-term. Palmer was seen throwing only one pass during the portion of practice that was open to reporters on Tuesday. He was asked if he's now able to throw the football with authority like he did before the nerve problem occurred. "Not yet, but I'll get there shortly," he said. The Cardinals (3-0) don't play again until Oct. 5 when they meet the Broncos in Denver, and Palmer's shoulder keeps improving, so there seems to be a very good chance he will start that game.

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Jordan Reed Won't Play This Week; No Timetable For His Return (9/23 5:33 PT)

The Facts: The Redskins will continue their waiting game with Reed. The second-year tight end said Monday he won't play on Thursday against the New York Giants and still has no timetable for a return more than three weeks after suffering a strained hamstring in the season opener. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: A return could still be far off. Mike Jones of The Washington Post tweeted that Reed "sounded sketchy" about playing in Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks Reed's lingering absence means more playing time for Niles Paul. The fourth-year pro has made the most of his opportunity, registering 18 catches for 253 yards and a touchdown in three games.

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Panthers Place Mike Tolbert On Short-Term IR (9/23 11:37 PT)

The Facts: The Panthers placed Tolbert on Injured Reserve/Designated to Return with a hairline fracture in his knee.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Tolbert is eligible to return Week 13 at Minnesota. ... Meanwhile, with Tolbert out and Jonathan Stewart nursing what's been characterized as a severe knee sprain, DeAngelo Williams is expected to return to practice Wednesday.

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