NFL Football HEADLINES
The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:
The National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (OUT - Definitely will not play; DNP - Did not practice; LIMITED - Limited participation in practice; FULL - Full participation in practice):
Stevie Johnson isn't ready to relinquish his title as the Buffalo Bills No. 1 receiver.
Marques Colston's latest big game came without warning, which is precisely the way the New Orleans Saints like it.
The Houston Texans will attempt to end the worst skid in franchise history in a place where they've never won.
The Jacksonville Jaguars want running back Maurice Jones-Drew back next season.
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is sidelined again, but he's expected to play Sunday against New England.
Chuck Pagano took no solace in what everybody else at the Colts' complex already knew.
Dallas defenders George Selvie and Orlando Scandrick have been fined by the NFL for hits in the Cowboys' loss to Chicago.
A penalty here, an incomplete pass there or simply good defense. Pick a reason, the Tennessee Titans have struggled with those issues this season.
Greg Toler has spent six weeks watching his Colts' teammates work hard on Sundays.
Geno Smith was more R2D2 than NFL quarterback for a few dismal weeks.
Carson Palmer didn't throw a pass in practice last week, then had one of the best passing games of his career.
When Rod Streater arrived in Oakland in the spring of 2012 as an undrafted and unheralded receiver out of Temple, his focus was on the smallest of goals rather than something as noteworthy as a 1,000-yard receiving season.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker and defensive lineman Derek Wolfe have both been ruled out for Thursday's game against the San Diego Chargers.
The New York Giants' playoff hopes are history, and so is the Super Bowl countdown calendar in their locker room.
Dashon Goldson dropped by San Francisco team headquarters a few weeks back and nobody thought it too strange, even now that he plays for the Buccaneers and his former 49ers travel to Tampa Bay this weekend.
The Seattle Seahawks placed backup strong safety Jeron Johnson on injured reserve and re-signed cornerback Perrish Cox on Wednesday.
St. Louis Rams rookie receiver Tavon Austin and cornerback Janoris Jenkins sat out practice Wednesday.
The Panthers entered the locker room following practice and the mood was light and lively, with several players breaking into scattered wrestling matches around the room.
Missing starting quarterback Sam Bradford, the St. Louis Rams' offense has suffered.
Wes Welker won't play Thursday night against San Diego as he recovers from his second concussion in less than a month.
Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin maps out his team's hourly schedule months in advance, begins most interview sessions by praising that day's practice, and reads postgame locker-room speeches from index cards.
D. J. Williams finally has his packing strategy down. Now he'd like to master the Patriots playbook.
Saints coach Sean Payton says outside linebacker Victor Butler won't be returning for the Saints' playoff push.
All those yards the Philadelphia Eagles give up aren't translating into points for the opponents.
The Seattle Seahawks placed safety Jeron Johnson on injured reserve and signed cornerback Perrish Cox.
If there is any area where the New York Giants have improved in this dismal season, it is run defense.
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against AFC West rival Denver because of a toe injury.
California safety officials have issued $54,000 in fines against an elevator company whose employee was killed while working at the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara.
The Dallas Cowboys have activated defensive end Edgar Jones off short-term injured reserve and he could return Sunday against Green Bay.
SEATTLE (11-2) At N.Y. GIANTS (5-8)
The Falcons are giving rookies bigger roles, especially on defense, down the stretch of a lost season.
Peyton Manning has played the classic pick-your-poison trap all season, spreading the ball out evenly to his wide receivers while lighting up the scoreboard like no NFL quarterback ever has.
HOUSTON (2-11) at INDIANAPOLIS (8-5)
Ravens safety Matt Elam nearly ran out of breath trying to come up with words to describe wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the main object of focus for Baltimore's defensive backfield Monday night in Detroit.
Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick walked past one of his Cincinnati Bengals teammates in the locker room and summed up his week to everyone within earshot.
Ben Roethlisberger's numbers have never been better. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is on pace to smash most of the team single-season passing records he already owns.
Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles make the headlines for the Kansas City Chiefs and rightfully so. The quarterback and running back are the biggest names on one of the NFL's surprise teams.
If pro football teams actually had to sell their product, you might be seeing quite the advertising rollout in Nashville this holiday season.
Once the ball was in his hands and then tucked under his right arm, Josh Gordon let his legs take care of the rest.
Detroit's potentially potent offense has been held scoreless in the fourth quarter in each of the Lions' last three losses.
The Minnesota Vikings know who'll be giving the handoffs this week, even if they're not sure yet who'll be taking them.
NEW YORK JETS (6-7) at CAROLINA (9-4)
Quarterback Jay Cutler looks just about ready to play for the Chicago Bears. For linebacker Lance Briggs, the wait might go on.
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