Broncos TE Virgil Green: I'm ready to return Sunday
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Broncos tight end Virgil Green
told the Associated Press he's ready to return
to action on Sunday. Green missed the previous three games with a calf injury. If Julius Thomas (ankle) is unable to play, Green hopes the team allows him to display his versatility as a pass-catcher.
"I'd love for J.T. to play. I really don't know where he's at right now, but if he doesn't go, I feel like it's an opportunity for me to show that I'm not just a blocking tight end," Green said. "I can catch. People know I can run the ball as well, so it's an opportunity for me and I have to jump all over it."
Broncos coach John Fox: Julius Thomas did not practice Friday
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Although he was seen on the practice field working with the team, Broncos coach John Fox told reporters that tight end Julius Thomas
(ankle) did not practice
on Friday. As a result, the team labeled him as questionable for Sunday's game against Miami, per USA Today
"We could have called him limited, but it was closer to DNP," Fox said.
Thomas suffered an ankle injury Week 11 against St. Louis, and injury that was not deemed serious. According to the Denver Post, he is expected to be a game-time decision for Week 12.
He has 40 catches for 426 yards and an NFL-leading 12 receiving touchdowns through 10 games.
Dolphins TE Charles Clay doubtful for Denver game
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After being a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dolphins tight end Charles Clay
was unable to practice Thursday and Friday due to injuries to the knee and hamstring, and as a result he has been deemed as doubtful for Sunday's game
against the Broncos in Denver, per the Miami Herald
If Clay is unable to play Week 12, the team will likely rely on Dion Sims as their primary tight end on Sunday.
Titans injury report includes four players listed questionable
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Titans tight end Delanie Walker
is the only player on Tennessee's final injury report listed as probable for Week 12 against Houston. Walker is working his way back from a concussion he suffered Week 10 against the Ravens. He was medically cleared by an independent neurologist this week.
Meanwhile, Marqueston Huff (hamstring) was ruled as doubtful after missing practice all week. Justin Hunter (knee), Derrick Morgan (knee), Daimion Stafford (shoulder) and Blidi Wreh-Wilson were all deemed questionable.
Bengals final injury report includes seven probables for Week 12
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Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is the most notable player listed as probable on Cincinnati's final injury report for Week 12 against Houston. He joins Wallace Gilberry
(back), Terence Newman
(knee), Cedric Peerman
(hip), Mike Pollak
(knee), Andre Smith
(ankle) and Kevin Zeitler
(calf) on the list.
Meanwhile, Vontaze Burfict (knee) and Margus Hunt (ankle) were the only two players ruled out for the game.
Browns TE Jordan Cameron: I never considered retirement
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Browns tight end Jordan Cameron
told reporters Friday that he never contemplated retirement
in the wake of sustaining another concussion.
"If I felt my future was in question, I wouldn't comeback," he said via the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.
Cameron returned to practice Friday, but will miss his fourth straight game when Cleveland plays at Atlanta on Sunday. He is hoping to return in Week 13 against Buffalo in what could be a critical game as both teams pursue a playoff berth.
Colts TE Dwayne Allen ruled out for Week 12
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Colts coach Chuck Pagano told reporters that tight end Dwayne Allen
will not play Week 12 against the Jaguars. The team officially ruled him out
for the game, per the team's official website.
Allen suffered an ankle Week 11 against New England and was unable to practice all week leading up to Sunday. He has 26 catches for 374 yards and seven touchdowns on the season.
His next chance to return will come Week 13 against Washington.
Redskins TE Jordan Reed ruled out for Week 12
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Redskins tight end Jordan Reed
was unable to practice Friday and was officially ruled out
for Sunday's game against San Francisco, coach Jay Gruden told reporters via ESPN. Reed will now have missed five games this season due to a nagging hamstring injury. He has 24 catches for 229 yards this season.
Bengals expect TE Tyler Eifert to return this season
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Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told reporters tight end Tyler Eifert
is still "progressing
" and he expects him to return at some point this season, according to ESPN. Eifert has been sidelined since the first week of the season with an elbow injury. He is on short-term injured reserve list.
Reggie Wayne on Coby Fleener: 'There's no going back from here'
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With Dwayne Allen unable to practice this week, Colts tight end Coby Fleener
will likely be the primary option at tight in Week 12 against the Jaguars. Fleener caught all seven of his targets for a career-high 144 yards in a Week 11 defeat to the Patriots in Week 11. When asked about Fleener's production on his weekly radio show, teammate Reggie Wayne said "there's no going back from here
," per the team's official website.
"We've seen this in Coby in spurts. But like I told him, 'There's no going back. There's no going backwards. From here on out, you just set the standard. You just set the table so now everybody is going to expect you to perform this way every week. Coby is to the point now where everything should be going and we believe it is. He showed that the other night."