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Da'Rick Rogers Arrested On DUI Charge; Released By Colts (9/29 2:37 PT)

The Facts: Rogers was arrested last night for driving under the influence on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, according to FOX 59. The report says Rogers was pulled over at 3:35 a.m. after he was seen driving on and over the yellow line. A breathalyzer revealed that his blood-alcohol content was between .08 and .15. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: The team announced Rogers' release moments after the arrest was reported. As PFT notes, Rogers is a very talented receiver who has allowed off-field issues to hamper his career in the past. The 23-year-old Rogers was undrafted in 2013, spent training camp and the preseason with the Bills and then signed with the Colts after he was cut by Buffalo. Last year Rogers played in five games, starting three. This year he has been inactive every week.

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Report: Zach Miller Out For An Extended Period (9/29 1:21 PT)

The Facts: Miller underwent an ankle procedure last week, multiple sources told FOXSports.com. Miller is expected to be sidelined with the injury an extended period of time.  Reported by FOXSports.com

Diehards Line: Despite being named on the injury report before the bye week, Miller played the entire game against the Denver Broncos. Miller had two receptions for 12 yards. The Seahawks must keep Miller on the 53-man roster or place him on the season-ending injured reserve list. The Seahawks have tight ends Luke Willson and Cooper Helfet on the active roster.

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Teddy Bridgewater Should Play This Week (9/29 12:52 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... HC Mike Zimmer told reporters on Monday that Bridgewater’s MRI was negative. Despite suffering a sprained ankle against the Falcons, it appears that Bridgewater will be ready to play. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: Bridgewater had a stellar debut against the Falcons, who were hamstrung by the lack of game film from Bridgewater. The Packers will have a little bit more, and the Lions will have even more come Week 6. That’ll be the challenge, eventually, for the Vikings and Bridgewater. As PFT suggest, once opposing defenses have enough tape to figure out tendencies and tells and strengths and weaknesses, offensive coordinator Norv Turner and Bridgewater will need to find a way to bust through the ceiling.

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Rivera: DeAngelo Williams Doubtful For This Week (9/29 11:58 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... Good news, Panthers fans. You’re getting a running back back Wednesday. The bad news is it’s Fozzy Whittaker. HC Ron Rivera told reporters that Williams was “doubtful” this week because of an ankle sprain. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: Rivera said there was no structural damage to Williams’ foot, but he was sore and didn’t seem optimistic about playing this week against the Bears. Rivera hedged when asked about Jonathan Stewart coming back this week (Mike Tolbert is still at least seven weeks away on IR/designated for return), but said he was “pretty confident,” that Whittaker would return. Of course, a group led by Whittaker, Darrin Reaves and Tauren Poole won’t scare anyone, and Rivera said he thought the team might have to explore bringing in a veteran back this week. ... Stay tuned.

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Mike Evans Will Miss 2-3 Weeks With Groin Injury (9/29 10:52 PT)

The Facts: According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Evans will miss the next two to three weeks with a groin injury. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: Evans caught four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in yesterday’s win at Pittsburgh, his best game of the season. As PFT suggests, the Bucs were able to withstand thanks to a breakout game from Louis Murphy (as well as quarterback Mike Glennon), but will need their first-rounder back on the field as soon possible. ... We'll follow up as needed.

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DeAngelo Williams Week To Week With Sprained Ankle (9/29 10:02 PT)

The Facts: Williams is "week to week" after suffering a sprained ankle in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Ravens. After Williams left the stadium in a walking boot, his status for the team's Week 5 tilt against the Bears is in serious doubt, a source informed of the injury told NFL Network. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: In case you hadn't noticed, Carolina's ground game has been stripped to the bone. With Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert also out of the lineup, the Panthers found themselves down to Tauren Poole and rookie Darrin Reaves. It's no help that a banged-up Cam Newton doesn't look himself when moving outside of the pocket. The news gets worse: Coming off two straight ugly losses, the Panthers face a rugged schedule that -- after the Bears tilt -- features games against the Bengals, Packers, Seahawks, Saints, Eagles and Falcons. ... We'll continue following up as needed.

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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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