Jon Beason hopeful he can play Week 3
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:54 pm ET) Although he didn't practice for a second straight day Thursday, Giants linebacker Jon Beason expressed optimism he might play Week 3 vs. Houston despite a foot injury.

"It feels a whole lot better, and when I say a whole lot, that is good," Beason said. "Not a little, based on the way it felt on Sunday. Sunday to Tuesday was huge."

Beason said he will travel to Charlotte, N.C., Friday to meet with renowned foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson.

"Based on how it feels [I don't think it's fractured]," Beason said. "When I first did it [in June], I couldn't walk. Sunday night I felt I could walk on it. Monday I felt a little bit better. Tuesday I felt drastically better, which is good."


Rolando McClain's status for Week 3 remains TBD
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:25 pm ET) Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain missed a second straight practice Thursday after suffering a groin strain in the second half Sunday against the Titans. His status for Week 3 against the Rams is still undecided.

"We certainly have confidence in his ability to play, but we believe in practice," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said, per The Dallas Morning News. "He has to practice this week in some way, shape or form for us to believe that he can play in the game, so hopefully as the week goes on, he’s able to do get out there and get some snaps."


Mychal Kendricks looking 'very doubtful' to practice
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:26 pm ET) Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Thursday linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf) might practice Friday. He said he won't determine his status for Week 3 against the Redskins until later in the week.

"We'll see where he can go," Kelly said, per the team's official website. "I don't think he's gonna go in practice today, from the looks of it in the training room. We'll see if there's something he can do tomorrow or Saturday, but right now he's very doubtful (for practice)."


Report: Gerald McCoy expected to be inactive
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:19 pm ET) The Buccaneers are not planning to play defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (broken hand) Thursday against the Falcons, sources told NFL.com.

Johnathan Cyprien cleared to resume all activities
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) The Jaguars announced safety Johnathan Cyprien has passed his concussion tests and is fully cleared to resume all activities. Cyprien sat out Week 2 after suffering a concussion Week 1.

John Abraham yet to pass concussion protocol
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Cardinals linebacker John Abraham didn't pass the concussion protocol Tuesday, FOXSports.com reports. Abraham will attempt to be cleared Wednesday as he looks to return from his Week 1 injury.

Arthur Jones to miss 2-4 weeks with high ankle sprain
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Colts defensive lineman Arthur Jones will be sidelined 2-to-4 weeks while recovering from a high ankle sprain, NFL.com reports.

The Colts have already dealt with issues stopping the run in the team's first two games, and Jones' absence could mean their defensive woes could continue. Fortunately, the team faces a juicy matchup against the pedestrian Jaguars offense in Week 3.


Jon Beason aggravates previous foot injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) The Giants announced Tuesday linebacker Jon Beason aggravated his previous foot injury Sunday against the Cardinals. Beason might visit with foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., later this week, according to the team's official website.

Gerald McCoy expected to be game-time decision Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said he will be a game-time decision for Week 3 against the Falcons. McCoy suffered a broken left hand Sunday against the Rams.

"Most of it is pain tolerance, whether I can tolerate it or not," McCoy said, per ESPN. "As much as you want to be out there, you also want to be smart because the risk of missing a game or a couple of games as opposed to the risk of the rest of the season, it's not worth it.''


Bjoern Werner making little impact
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) With Colts linebacker Robert Mathis out for the season, 2013 first-round pick Bjoern Werner is under the gun to get pressure on the quarterback. It didn't happen in Monday's loss to the Eagles, as Werner registered one hit on quarterback Nick Foles.

"Outside of a couple pressure plays during the preseason, Werner has done very little this season," notes ESPN.com. He has five tackles and no sacks through two regular-season games after recording 2.5 sacks as a rookie.


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