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|11/27/2014||Jeremy Lane, CB|
|Lane is inactive Thursday for the Super Bowl champions.
Analysis: Marcus Burley will start in his place at the nickel spot.
|11/27/2014||Asante Cleveland, TE|
|Cleveland was added to San Francisco's active roster before Thursday's 49ers game with the Seattle Seahawks.
Analysis: Cleveland was promoted from the practice squad.
|11/27/2014||Garrett Celek, TE|
|Celek was added to San Francisco's active roster before Thursday's 49ers game with the Seattle Seahawks.
Analysis: Celek was activated from the physically unable to perform list.
|11/27/2014||Larry Fitzgerald, WR|
|Fitzgerald said it's "highly likely" he will be able to play Sunday against Atlanta, then backtracked and said it's not his call.
Analysis: The eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has not practiced for two weeks after spraining his left knee in a victory over Detroit. He sat out last week's loss at Dallas, snapping a streak of 110 consecutive games played.
|11/27/2014||Davante Adams, WR|
|Adams has been limited in practice because of a heel injury.
Analysis: Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Adams was "stepped on" during practice the day before. McCarthy says "I don't have high concern" going into Sunday's home game against the Patriots.
|11/27/2014||Emmanuel Acho, LB|
|Acho is active for the game against Dallas after being limited in practice all week by a groin injury.
Analysis: Rookie Marcus Smith took most of the reps as the backup to Casey Matthews. Acho has seen plenty of action since DeMeco Ryans was lost for the season to a torn Achilles tendon.
|11/27/2014||Latavius Murray, RB|
|Murray was limited in practice Thursday and still has yet to be fully cleared.
Analysis: He suffered a concussion last week in his break-out game against the Chiefs.
|11/26/2014||Dekoda Watson, LB|
|Watson has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Watson is dealing with a hamstring injury.
|11/26/2014||Jeff Heath, S|
|Heath is inactive Thursday after breaking his right thumb in last weekend's win over the New York Giants.
Analysis: He was listed as questionable after having surgery Tuesday.
|11/26/2014||Jack Crawford, DE|
|The Dallas Cowboys placed Crawford on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday.
Analysis: Crawford is out with a broken thumb.
|11/26/2014||Marcus Thigpen, WR|
|The Buffalo Bills have claimed Thigpen after the receiver was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Analysis: Thigpen, who doubles as a return specialist, has appeared in 36 NFL career games. The 28-year-old appeared in four games this year with Tampa Bay, and spent the previous two seasons with the Miami Dolphins. Overall, he has nine catches for 112 yards and a touchdown. He also scored a touchdown returning a punt for the Dolphins in 2012.
|11/26/2014||Shaun Phillips, LB|
|The Colts have claimed Phillips off waivers from Tennessee.
Analysis: The 6-foot-3, 255-pound pass rusher has 554 tackles, 81 1/2 sacks and seven interceptions during his 11-year career. He played nine seasons with San Diego, then signed with Denver last season and joined the Titans this year. With Tennessee, Phillips had 19 tackles and two sacks in 11 games.
|11/26/2014||Muhammad Wilkerson, DE|
|Wilkerson has a turf toe injury that won't require surgery, but he expects to miss Monday night's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Analysis: Wilkerson says Friday he's still in a walking boot and his left big toe was heavily wrapped. The injury occurred in the Jets' 38-3 loss to Buffalo last Monday night, and Wilkerson is uncertain when he will be able to play. He says the game against Miami will likely be the first he has ever missed at any level of football.
|11/26/2014||Tracy Porter, CB|
|The Washington Redskins have placed Porter on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: Porter separated his right AC joint in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Porter was signed this year as a free agent from the Oakland Raiders, but he played in only three games. He spent much of the season dealing with a pulled right hamstring.
|11/26/2014||Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB|
|The Houston Texans placed quarterback Ryan Mallett on injured reserve on Wednesday, meaning Fitzpatrick will start on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
Analysis: Fitzpatrick started the first nine games before being benched during the bye week in favor of Mallett. Mallett went 1-1 as the starter. Fitzpatrick is a 10-year NFL veteran, who has thrown for 1,960 yards with 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season.
|11/26/2014||Kaelin Burnett, LB|
|The Tennessee Titans have signed Burnett off the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad a day after releasing veteran linebacker Shaun Phillips.
Analysis: The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Burnett has played in 22 NFL games after signing with Oakland as an undrafted free agent. The younger brother of former University of Tennessee player Kevin Burnett, the linebacker played 38 games in college at Nevada.
|11/26/2014||J'Marcus Webb, T|
|The Minnesota Vikings have signed Webb again for depth because of another season-ending injury.
Analysis: Starting right tackle Phil Loadholt was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after he tore a left pectoral muscle Sunday in the loss to Green Bay. Webb played for the Vikings in 2013, appearing in eight games and starting one. He was in training camp with Kansas City but let go before the season. Webb played the first three years of his career with Chicago.
|11/26/2014||Colt McCoy, QB|
|The Washington Redskins plan to start McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
Analysis: McCoy went 25 of 30 for 299 yards with an INT in his only start this season, a 20-17 overtime win at Dallas.
|11/26/2014||Robert Griffin III, QB|
|The Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Griffin on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
Analysis: The Redskins are 0-3 since Griffin returned from an ankle injury and have scored only one touchdown in each of the last two games. The No. 2 overall draft pick was the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012, but he is 4-14 as a starter since the start of the 2013 season and has struggled in an attempt to transform into a traditional pocket-passer.
|11/26/2014||Geno Smith, QB|
|Smith will get the start at quarterback over Michael Vick for the game against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.
Analysis: Smith, in his second season, last started on Oct. 26 in a 43-23 loss to the Bills in which he threw interceptions on three consecutive possessions and was benched. Smith has thrown for 1,459 yards with seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Vick threw for 404 yards and three TDs and an interception in his three starts.
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