Texans' DeAndre Hopkins unable to practice on Wednesday
Hopkins is dealing with an ankle injury, and was unable to go. Hopkins has played in all 14 games this season. He has 1167 yards on 69 receptions. Hopkins has caught six touchdowns. His status will likely be determined based on how much he is able to practice on Thursday and Friday.
49ers WR Michael Crabtree misses practice Wednesday
He's scheduled to play the Chargers on Saturday night. If Crabtree can't go, it could mean increased targets for fellow starter
Raiders QB Derek Carr limited by thumb injury
Report: Jay Cutler to be benched Week 16
The move comes as a big surprise given the seven-year, $126 million contract Cutler signed in January. Cutler has had a big problem with turnovers this season, throwing 18 interceptions and fumbling 12 times. The move could mark the end of Cutler's season as the starter, and puts his future in Chicago in jeopardy.
The team will turn to Jimmy Clausen to replace Cutler.
Texans RB Arian Foster held out Wednesday
Foster, who might just be getting a veteran's rest day, is expected to start Sunday against the Ravens. Houston is a 5.5-point underdog at Caesars Palace Race and Sports Book.
Report: Bears to start Jimmy Clausen Week 16
The move comes as a major surprise. While Jay Cutler has faced scrutiny for his body language and demeanor, the team handed him a seven-year, $126 million contract last season. The move seems to indicate that Cutler is done for the season, and puts his career with the Bears in jeopardy.
Clausen has seen time in three games this season, completing three passes in nine attempts. His last start came back in 2010, his rookie season. That year, Clausen threw for 1,558 yards, with three touchdowns against nine interceptions.
The Lions are currently 7-point favorites, according to VegasInsider.com.
Brandon LaFell, Shane Vereen limited for Patriots
LaFell is dealing with a shoulder injury. Vereen was listed with an ankle issue. Both players have been active for every game this season. Their statuses will be determined by how much work they can put in on Thursday and Friday.
Seahawks C Max Unger not practicing Wednesday
Coach Pete Carroll said Unger had a "tough recovery" after participating in last Friday's practice.
Chiefs' Jamaal Charles puts in limited work on Wednesday
Charles was listed with both an ankle and knee injury. He's missed one game this season, but has been able to play through bumps and bruises for the most part. Charles' status will likely be determined based on how much work he can put in on Thursday and Friday.
DeMarco Murray to wear protective padding, not cast, if he plays
"I think we need to see something where there’s a comfort level we all have and certainly a comfort level that he has," coach Jason Garrett told the paper. "Carrying the football is an important responsibility. You have to be able to do it."
Dallas is a 3-point home favorite over the Colts on Sunday. If Murray can't play,
Randle is averaging 7.0 yards per carry and would be the favorite to start, but he hasn't gotten more than two carries in a game since Week 10. Dunbar is a better receiver than Randle and would handle most of the passing downs.
Murray underwent surgery Monday, one day after breaking a bone in his left hand. He leads the NFL with 351 carries for 1,687 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.
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