NFL News & Rumors: Tuesday 12/11



  • 49ers placed DE Demacus Dobbs on season-ending injured reserve.


  • QB Jay Cutler mentioned that he expects to be “ready to go later in the week.” (NFLTR)
  • Bears placed K Robbie Gould on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR)
  • Bears signed K Olindo Mare over Neil Rackers and Billy Cundiff. (NFLTR)
  • Bears placed S Craig Steltz and CB Sherrick McManis on season-ending injured reserve.
  • Bears added LB Jerry Franklin off the Cowboys’ practice squad.


  • DE Michael Johnson is sporting a walking boot following a toe injury he suffered in last weekend’s loss. (


  • Bills officially placed RB Fred Jackson on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday.(NFLTR)


  • Larry Fitzgerald refuted his fathers comments that the team has quit by mentioning that he will “to continue to play” for the remainder of the season.  (Associated Press)
  • Adrian Wilson‘s time with Cardinals could be coming to an end following the team’s final three games of the season. (NFLTR)
  • Recently claimed QB Brian Hoyer is unlikely to play against the Lions this weekend. (


  • Colts placed RB Donald Brown and FB Robert Hughes on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR)
  • Colts re-signed RBs Mewelde Moore and Deji Karim. (NFLTR)


  • WR Dez Bryant mentioned that “they’d have to break my leg to keep me out” of this weekend’s game. (NFLTR)


  • QB Michael Vick and RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) returned to the practice field on Tuesday. (NFLTR)
  • QB Michael Vick has reached the final phase of his concussion rehab. (Jeff McLane)
  • WR Jeremy Maclin is expected to play against the Bengals on Thursday. (Jeff McLane)
  • TE Brent Celek is already back to baseline following a recent concussion. (Geoff Mosher)
  • Eagles added FB/TE Emil Igwenagu off their practice squad. (Geoff Mosher)



  • Jets claimed WR Braylon Edwards off of waivers on Tuesday. (NFLTR)
  • Jets waive RB Kahlil Bell. (Adam Schefter)
  • OLB Bryan Thomas‘ MRI showed that he has a pectoral strain. (ESPN New York)
  • CB Aaron Berry is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a hamstring injury. (Manish Mehta)


  • Lions placed DT Corey Williams on season-ending injured reserve.
  • Lions re-sign DL Andre Fluellen. (Jerrold Colton)


  • HC Ron Rivera seemed to be optimism about WR Brandon LaFell‘s chances of playing next Monday. (Charlotte Observer)
  • The Panthers lose S Haruki Nakamura for the season after aggravating his groin injury last weekend. (Joe Person)
  • Panthers added FS Anderson Russell off of their practice squad. (Joe Person)


  • The Patriots should have CB Aqib Talib back in time for Week 15’s game against the 49ers. (CSN New England)



  • HC Jeff Fisher mentioned that WR Danny Amendola has a “much better chance” of playing against the Vikings this weekend. (NFLTR)


  • New OC Jim Caldwell is expected to utilize more of the no-huddle offense in the coming weeks. (Baltimore Sun)
  • CB Asa Jackson has been suspended 4 games for performance enhancing drugs.


  • QB Robert Griffin III’s father mentioned that his son expects to start against the Browns this weekend. (NFLTR)
  • WR Pierre Garcon suggested that Kirk Cousins could be the Redskins’ starting quarterback for Week 15. (NFLTR)


  • Former commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the leagues discipline of Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita, and Anthony Hargrove. (NFLTR)


  • G Willie Colon will be out “several” weeks following a recent knee surgery. (NFLTR)
  • HC Mike Tomlin mentioned that he doesn’t expect to make any changes regarding the team’s running back rotation for Week 15. (Mike Bires)
  • CBs Cortez Allen and Keenan Lewis are both dealing with hip flexors.


  • TE Garrett Graham is expected to return to practice on Wednesday. (Nick Scurfield)


  • HC Leslier Frazier referred to Christian Ponder‘s mechanics as being “off-kilter.” (ESPN 1500 Twin Cities)
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