Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Here is a summary of coach Mike McCarthy's post-practice press conference Wednesday (the injury report is listed first): INJURY REPORT TE Brandon Bostick (foot), DNP DE Johnny Jolly (shoulder), DNP ILB Brad Jones (ankle), DNP RB Eddie Lacy (ankle), DNP OLB Mike Neal (abdomen), DNP OLB..." December 18
Texans to put Ben Tate on IR, per ESPN's Josina Anderson.
Washington Post "Linebacker London Fletcher announced on Wednesday that he will likely retire from the NFL after 16 seasons. Fletcher said at Redskins Park he is ”99 percent certain” he will retire after the season’s remaining two games. He said he must have one more conversation with his wife to make the..." December 18
#Packers practice: Randall Cobb taking part in individual drills for first time since breaking leg. Rodgers doing about same as last week.
CSN New England "Ray Rice seems to realize he’s closer to the end of his NFL career than the beginning. Though just 26 years old and near the end of his sixth season, Rice said Wednesday that the he’ll consider hanging them up once he turns 30. “It’s always something to think about at the running back..." December 18
Pro Football Talk "Even as the 49ers make a late-season push that could carry them back to the Super Bowl, everything isn’t completely perfect. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News shines a light on what he calls “creative tensions” between coach Jim Harbaugh and G.M. Trent Baalke. With Harbaugh, who..." December 18
Report from @RapSheet on Brandon Browner being suspended indefinitely indicates his appeal has been denied.
Case Keenum will not play Sunday due to a torn ligament in his thumb. Matt Schaub will start and took first team reps in practice. #Texans.
Stevie Johnson not expected to play Sun due to death of his mom.
NFL.com "Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber has lost the opportunity to play again this season as a direct result of the vicious block by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin in last week's game. Garvin has lost a hefty portion of his paycheck for the effort. A league source tells NFL..." December 18
New York Post "These are expected to be the final weeks of Santonio Holmes’ time with the Jets, but the controversial wide receiver said he hopes he’s back in 2014. He’s even willing to take another pay cut. Holmes said Wednesday he would be amenable to cutting his pay if it meant he could come back to the..." December 18
NFL.com "Kevin Huber's season came to an abrupt and violent end Sunday night when the Cincinnati Bengals punter was leveled by a block during an Antonio Brown touchdown return. Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, has confirmed what had been speculated upon: Pittsburgh Steelers..." December 18
CSN Baltimore "Ravens kicker Justin Tucker gave a huge shout-out to fantasy football players everywhere after winning Monday night’s game against the Lions. But one of his teammates, wide receiver Torrey Smith, is much less of a fan of fantasy fans. Through Twitter (of course), Smith lashed out (via..." December 18
ESPN.com "Rex Ryan looks at Geno Smith and sees an improving player. Really, he does. "I've seen him improve in a lot of areas," the New York Jets coach said Wednesday. "Statistically, it doesn't jump off the chart, but I know he's getting better. ... I think the young man has a very bright future."..." December 18
San Francisco Chronicle "On Tuesday, the Raiders lost a player on their practice squad to the Tennessee Titans, who claimed and added him to their active roster. The player already had been cut twice by Oakland this season, so really, no big deal, right? Well, the player was rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson, the..." December 18
Cruz going through concussion protocol, but Coughlin says the knee "will probably prevent him from doing anything."
Philly.com "Quarterback is a premium position, but with several college prospects staying in school, the drought of talent could force possible selections up-and-down draft boards. Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, once-considered a sure-fire top three selection, is now contemplating a return to..." December 18
NFL.com "Tom Brady won't have tight end Rob Gronkowski to throw to anymore this season, but a pair of rookie wide receivers are on their way back for the New England Patriots. Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) were on hand for the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media,..." December 18
#Browns RB Willis McGahee (concussion) has been cleared to practice and play.
Fansided "Earlier this month, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery discussed the challenges of using the franchise tag on Jay Cutler. Those comments were taken as Emery saying that he did not want to use the franchise tag on the quarterback. Emery elaborated on that and hopefully cleared it up by..." December 18
ESPN.com "Mike Tomlin's comments about LaMarr Woodley's play this season were telling about the outside linebacker's future with the Steelers beyond the final two games of 2013. Tomlin said Woodley has been “solid” not only this season but throughout his career and that characterization had to raise..." December 18
Pro Football Talk "On Monday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that an update regarding receiver Percy Harvin will be coming on Wednesday. Whatever the update is, don’t expect to see him before the postseason. Harvin, who has played in one game this year and has missed three since then due to an ongoing hip..." December 18
Arians says Fitzgerald won't practice in Wednesday but expects him to play in Seattle
ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne said he will miss Sunday's game at the Washington Redskins because of a hamstring injury. Claiborne has missed the last three games because of the injury, but his rehab was slowed last week by the death of his father and the birth of a baby girl...." December 18
Saints will sign veteran K Shayne Graham to replace Garrett Hartley, who was cut today.
CBSSports.com "In the year 2013, Google isn't a company. It's a thing you do when you need information. Sports fans are always searching for information, but what did they seek out the most in the past year? Well, according to Google's Zeitgeist there wasn't a more cranked up search term in sports than Aaron..." December 17
CBSSports.com "Two days after missing a 26-yard field goal that would have given the Saints a chance to make a furious comeback attempt vs. the Rams on Sunday, New Orleans cut kicker Garrett Hartley on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Hartley was in the midst of having the worst season of his career,..." December 17
We have placed LaMarr Woodley on IR and signed linebacker Jamaal Westerman to fill the roster spot.
Pro Football Talk "Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald suffered a concussion in the late stages of Sunday’s overtime win over the Tennessee Titans. Fitzgerald was knocked out of the game while taking a blow attempting to recover an onside kick late in regulation. Fitzgerald’s father, Larry Fitzgerald..." December 17
ESPN.com "There was only one man in the Dallas Cowboys' locker room late Monday afternoon: Dez Bryant. The Cowboys wide receiver offered a third apology to reporters for his actions after leaving the field with 1:21 to play in the fourth quarter of a 37-36 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Bryant..." December 17
Bleacher Report "In the face of adversity, the Washington Redskins have discovered two things about Robert Griffin III: He is an extremely hardheaded young man, and he has an interfering father. Those dual issues will have a significant impact on owner Daniel Snyder after the season, when he decides what to..." December 17
NFL.com "Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has given Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate Eddie Lacy some extra motivation leading up to Sunday's game in Green Bay. At Tuesday's news conference, Tomlin said it was "an easy decision for me" to select Le'Veon Bell over fellow running back Lacy at..." December 17
Jerry Jones says he's "very concerned" Sean Lee might not make it back this year. Called Lee the "QB of the defense."
CBSSports.com "Joe Flacco has started 107 consecutive games over six NFL seasons. There's no official word on whether the Ravens' quarterback will make start No. 108 after taking a hit to his left knee late in Monday night's win over the Lions, but Flacco didn't sound too concerned after the game. “It wasn't..." December 17
CSN Philly "The sideline incident Sunday between DeSean Jackson and his position coach looked tense on TV but Chip Kelly said Monday it’s not a polarizing issue for the team. Kelly downplayed the tirade that occurred after Nick Foles had thrown a third-quarter interception to Shaun Prater on a pass..." December 17
CBSSports.com "At the beginning of the season, we joked that Jets coach Rex Ryan could go 8-8, win Coach of the Year and still get fired because he's not general manager John Idzik's "guy." And while New York has been eliminated from the playoffs, they could finish with that 8-8 record with wins over Cleveland..." December 17
Chronicle-Telegram "Jerry Rice expects to be joined by Browns receiver Josh Gordon at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Rice, considered the greatest receiver in NFL history, brought up Gordon when discussing the league’s best receivers Monday during a conference call to promote the new Pro Bowl format. Rice and Deion..." December 17
ESPN.com "Indianapolis Colts linebacker Pat Angerer tried to play through the pain in his knee. But in the end, the pain was too much for him to overcome. The Colts placed Angerer on injured reserve -- and likely ended his career with the team -- on Tuesday. Angerer, who will be a free agent in the..." December 17
#jaguars placing WR Cecil Shorts on IR later today.
#Broncos have agreed to terms with Jeremy Mincey played for Del Rio in Jax.
Akron Beacon Journal "Browns cornerback Joe Haden has gone from the brink of a Pro Bowl bid to wondering whether he’ll even be able to finish this season. Although Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said X-rays were negative, Haden insisted he doesn’t know whether he’ll be able to play Sunday when the Browns (4-10) visit the..." December 17
Baltimore Sun "It seems improbable, but the Ravens are more than willing to let Justin Tucker kick them all the way to the playoffs. Tucker’s sixth field goal of the night, this one from 61 yards, pushed the Ravens to their biggest victory of the season, an 18-16 win in front of a raucous and shocked crowd of..." December 17
Fansided "When the Minnesota Vikings went out and signed Josh Freeman this season to compete for the starting job, that’s exactly what we thought would happen. But whether it be Freeman’s terrible game against the New York Giants or whether it be that the Vikings never really wanted him in the first place..." December 16
Pro Football Talk "As expected, Richie Incognito will remain suspended by the Dolphins until the conclusion of the NFL’s investigation into his alleged bullying of teammate Jonathan Martin, which isn’t expected to be completed until the offseason. “The Miami Dolphins and Richie Incognito have agreed to maintain..." December 16
USA Today "Long before Jameis Winston enrolled at Florida State, his dream was to play baseball and football at the college and professional levels. Winning the 2013 Heisman Trophy hasn't done anything to change those goals. Speaking to reporters late Saturday night after he won the Heisman in a..." December 16
SI.com "All the apple-cheeked babies, captured for eternity in Creamsicle onesies three sizes too big, are nearly grown. They are high school valedictorians and college athletes, Eagle Scouts and black belts, yearbook editors and engineering majors. They are in the National Honor Society. They lead Bible..." December 16
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald suffered a concussion trying to recover onsides kick in the fourth quarter of Arizona's OT win over Tennessee.
ESPN.com "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had his right throwing hand wrapped in ice as he addressed the media following the Saints' 27-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams. But he suggested it was nothing serious. And Brees played the entire game without any indication of an injury issue. It was..." December 16
Frazier said he'd anticipate Peterson being back next week.