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Jordan Reed misses practice again
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6:36 pm ET) Redskins receiver Jordan Reed, who's missed two straight games with a hamstring injury, did not practice Monday ahead of Thursday's home game against the Giants.

Eric Decker says he's playing
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6:21 pm ET) After testing his hamstring in a pregame workout, Jets receiver Eric Decker told ESPN he'll be active for the game against the Bears. "I feel good, I'm up," he said.

Decker is listed as questionable. The Jets will announce their inactives around 7 p.m. ET.


Bill O'Brien praises Alfred Blue
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6:15 pm ET) Texans rookie running back Alfred Blue, who filled in for the injured Arian Foster in Week 3, earned praise from coach Bill O'Brien on Monday. O'Brien called Blue "a big back," "a smart back," and "a tough kid" who "runs tough."

"I think he's the type of guy, who because of the way he works, he'll only get better," O'Brien said.

Blue ran for 78 yards on 13 carries and caught a 10-yard pass in the loss to the Giants.


Coach: Bishop Sankey must improve footwork to get more reps
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5:58 pm ET) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said rookie running back Bishop Sankey's reps will increase "if he can get the attention to detail better," reports the team's website. Sankey carried 10 times for 61 yards and added a 9-yard catch in the Week 3 loss at Tennessee in what easily was his best performance to date.

Jason Witten transitioning to blocking tight end
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:48 pm ET) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has totaled just 10 catches for 95 yards and no touchdowns through three games. It's unusual to see such low production from one of the most successful pass-catching tight ends in NFL history.

Though, Witten's poor receiving numbers seems to be related to Dallas moving to a run-first offense in 2014.

"You’ve heard me say this many times, he’s the most complete tight end in football and has been for the last 10 years," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday, per The Dallas Morning News. "He’s willing to block from the line of scrimmage, in the backfield, run any kind of route you ask him to run, do anything you ask him to do. It’s all for the team, all as well as he can do it. He’s a great example for the rest of us."

Witten has been on the field for 210 plays and has stayed in to block on 115 of those plays.

"I think we’re committed to running the football," Witten said after Sunday’s 34-31 win in St. Louis. "I think everybody is waiting for that to break and it’s not. There is a complete commitment to running the football and continuing to run the football."


Bears tweak roster
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5:45 pm ET) The Bears waived wideout Josh Bellamy and promoted linebacker Terrell Manning from the practice squad to the active roster.

Lions make it official, ink Alex Henery
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5:41 pm ET) As expected, the Lions signed former Eagles kicker Alex Henery to replace struggling Nate Freese, reports the National Football Post.

Chip Kelly: Opponents defending LeSean McCoy differently
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5:35 pm ET) Coach Chip Kelly said opponents are playing more base defense and less nickel against the Eagles this year, and that's a big reason why running back LeSean McCoy's numbers are way down. The 2013 NFL rushing leader has run for 175 yards and a touchdown in three games while averaging 2.9 yards per carry.

"I think it's different how they're playing us this year," Kelly said. "We've seen different looks in terms of the three games we've played this year compared to last year. I think LeSean's doing everything possible. Again, if that's how you're going to do it, and we're going to end up with 30-whatever points a game and continue to be productive on the offensive side of the ball, it's ultimately that.

"But also you're down four linemen that you had that were running in front of them last year too. So I think sometimes when we're running the play, there is a lot better push at the point of attack, and that doesn't have anything to do with the running back from that standpoint. It's kind of what it is right now."

Kelly added that "if you're going to play us in base, it's difficult to cover the pass. So it's picking what they want to do."


Pregame workout to determine Eric Decker's availability
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5:25 pm ET) Jets receiver Eric Decker, who barely practiced last week due to a hamstring injury, will be evaluated before Monday night's game against the Bears. How he looks during that workout will determine whether he plays or sits, reports ESPN.com.

Decker got in a limited practice Saturday. He's listed as questionable. Inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff.


Shane Lechler day to day with soft tissue injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:23 pm ET) Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Monday punter Shane Lechler is day to day with an unspecified soft tissue injury

"Any of these guys that have what I would term as soft tissue whether it’s hamstrings or hip flexors, quad strains or whatever it might be, every one of them is day to day," O'Brien said, per ESPN. "Every morning we’ll come in and see how they’re doing. We’ll list it on the injury report as what basically they tell us." 

O'Brien indicated the team might need to have a contigency plan in place in case Lechler sits out Week 4 vs. Buffalo.

"Maybe you bring some guys in to take a look at in a workout," O'Brien said. "Maybe you have someone on your team that’s done it in the past that can do it. But we’re not at that stage yet where we have to decide it. Shane being the pro that he is he’s going to let us know how he feels and what he’s going to do." 


 
 
 
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