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NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 12/18

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49ers

  • 49ers placed FB Bruce Miller on season-ending injured reserve.
  • 49ers signed FB Will Tukuafu.

Bears

  • HC Marc Trestman mentioned that he’s optimistic that LB Lance Briggs will be able to play in Week 16. (Zach Zaidman)
  • WR Brandon Marshall did not practice on Wednesday. (ESPN Chicago)

Bengals

  • TE Jermaine Gresham practiced on Wednesday. (Geoff Hobson)

Bills

Broncos

Browns

Buccaneers

Cardinals

  • HC Bruce Arians mentioned that he expects WR Larry Fitzgerald to play in Week 16, despite a recent concussion. (Kent Somers)
  • QB Carson Palmer put in a limited practice on Wednesday. (Darren Urban)
  • WR Larry Fitzgerald did not practice on Wednesday. (Mike Jurecki)
  • TE Rob Housler did not practice on Wednesday. (Mike Jurecki)

Chargers

Chiefs

Colts

Cowboys

Dolphins

  • RB Daniel Thomas re-aggravated his left ankle sprain during Week 15’s game. (Palm Beach Post)
  • Dolphins claimed CB Chris Owens off waivers from the Browns.

Falcons

Giants

Jaguars

Jets

  • Jets signed WR Dwight Jones to their practice squad. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Jets worked out CB Brandon Burton, C Ryan Miller and CB DeMarcus Van Dyke. (Rich Cimini)

Lions

Packers

  • HC Mike McCarthy announced that QB Aaron Rodgers‘ still hasn’t received medical clearance as of Wednesday. (NFLTR)
  • QB Matt Flynn practiced with the first-string offense on Wednesday. (Rob Demovsky)
  • WR Randall Cobb returned to practice on Wednesday. (Tom Silverstein)
  • RB Eddie Lacy did not practice on Wednesday. (Rob Demovsky)
  • TE Brandon Bostick did not practice Wednesday. (Rob Demovsky)

Panthers

Patriots

Raiders

Rams

  • WR Tavon Austin did not practice on Wednesday. (Nick Wagoner)
  • RB Daryl Richardson did not practice on Wednesday. (Nick Wagoner)

Ravens

Redskins

  • MLB London Fletcher announced that he’s “99 percent certain” that he will retire following this season. (NFLTR)
  • Redskins have claimed C J.D. Walton off of waivers from the Broncos. (NFLTR)
  • TE Jordan Reed did not practice on Wednesday. (Grant Paulsen)

Saints

Seahawks

Steelers

Texans

  • HC Wade Phillips announced that Matt Schaub will be their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Broncos. (NFLTR)
  • Texans placed RB Ben Tate season-ending injured reserve Wednesday. (NFLTR)
  • RB Dennis Johnson will get the start in Week 16.
  • Texans signed RB Jonathan Grimes. (Ian Rapoport)

Titans

  • RB Chris Johnson did not practice on Wednesday. (Jim Wyatt)
  • Cowboys signed DT Frank Kearse off the Titans’ practice squad. (NFLTR)
  • Titans are placing CB Coty Sensabaugh on season-ending injured reserve with a left foot injury. (Nashville Tennessean)
  • Titans signed CB Khalid Wooten to their active roster. (Nashville Tennessean)
  • Titans signed CB George Baker and DT Kurt Taufa’Asau to their practice squad. (Jim Wyatt)

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