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NFL News & Rumors: Thursday 12/12

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NFL

  • The 2014 NFL salary cap could increase by $4.5 million. (NFLTR)

49ers

Bears

  • Bears announced that Jay Cutler will be their starting quarterback for Week 15. (NFLTR)

Bengals

Bills

  • HC Doug Marrone mentioned that QB E.J. Manuel’s inconsistency has contributed to WR Stevie Johnson’s lack of production this season. (ESPN.com)

Browns

Buccaneers

Cardinals

Chiefs

Colts

  • HC Chuck Pagano mentioned that getting WR T.Y. Hilton “going again” is a priority. (Mike Chappell)
  • HC Chuck Pagano mentioned that WRs Da’Rick Rogers and LaVon Brazill have earned more playing time. (Mike Wells)
  • WR LaVon Brazill was sporting a walking boot on his right foot during Thursday’s practice. (Tom James)
  • WR LaVon Brazill expects to be active in Week 15. (Mike Chappell)

Dolphins

Eagles

Falcons

Jaguars

Jets

Lions

Packers

  • QB Aaron Rodgers mentioned that he would “need to take the majority of the reps” on Friday to play in Week 15. (Tyler Dunne)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers put in a limited practice on Thursday, but “did a little more” than he did on Wednesday. (Rob Demovsky)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers took the first snap in the handoff drill during Thursday’s practice. (Rob Demovsky)
  • HC Mike McCarthy mentioned that he’s “cautiously optimistic” regarding RB Eddie Lacy‘s Week 15 status. (Tyler Dunne)
  • RB Eddie Lacy did not practice on Thursday. (Jason Wilde)

Panthers

  • TE Greg Olsen returned to practice on Thursday.

Patriots

Raiders

Redskins

Seahawks

  • The Texas Rangers took Russell Wilson in the minor league phase of Thursday’s Rule 5 draft. (NFLTR)
  • WR Percy Harvin‘s hip injury has “fluctuated” which has prevented him from getting “over the hump” with regards to his recovery. (Pro Football Talk)

Steelers

Texans

Titans

Vikings