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|12/26/2014||T.Y. Hilton, WR|
|Hilton is questionable for Sunday's game with the Titans.
Analysis: Hilton (hamstring) saw limited practice time this week after missing last week's game at Dallas.
|12/26/2014||Dwayne Allen, TE|
|Allen has a knee injury.
Analysis: Allen is hoping to be back for the playoffs.
|12/26/2014||Akiem Hicks, DE|
|The Saints have placed Hicks on injured reserve.
Analysis: Hicks has 58 tackles, two sacks and two passes defensed.
|12/26/2014||Pierre Thomas, RB|
|The Saints have placed Thomas on injured reserve.
Analysis: Thomas left New Orleans' game against Atlanta early last Sunday with an injury to his ribs. Thomas is third on the team with 222 yards rushing and two touchdowns. He also has 378 yards receiving and another score.
|12/26/2014||Jared Allen, DE|
|Allen is questionable for Sunday's game.
Analysis: Allen has issues with is ribs and knee.
|12/26/2014||Justin Gilbert, CB|
|Gilbert says he was hurt by public comments from some teammates who said he wasted this season.
Analysis: The No. 8 overall pick in this year's draft, Gilbert has been a major disappointment and especially so since he was drafted ahead of the likely rookie of the year - superstar Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants.
|12/26/2014||Roberto Garza, C|
|The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract extension with veteran center Roberto Garza Friday's move comes as the Bears are wrapping up one of their most disappointing seasons in recent memory.
Analysis: Garza says he still wants to "be a part of this team and this organization." He learned of the extension through a call from his agent on Christmas.
|12/26/2014||Troy Polamalu, S|
|Polamalu is questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.
Analysis: Polamalu has a knee injury.
|12/26/2014||Ike Taylor, CB|
|Taylor is questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.
Analysis: Taylor has right forearm and shoulder injuries.
|12/26/2014||Bradley Fletcher, CB|
|Fletcher, who has had a rough season and struggled the last two weeks, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game with a hip injury.
Analysis: Fletcher would have no chance to contain the spectacular Odell Beckham Jr. if he plays so this bears watching.
|12/26/2014||Stephon Gilmore, CB|
|Gilmore is doubtful for Sunday's game against New England.
Analysis: Gilmore, Buffalo's top cornerback, suffered a concussion against Oakland. He has 46 tackles and three interceptions.
|12/26/2014||Percy Harvin, WR|
|Harvin will likely be a game-time decision for the season finale against the Dolphins in Miami.
Analysis: Harvin injured his ribs last Sunday against the Patriots and says he's heading into the weekend thinking he will play, but he's listed as questionable.
|12/26/2014||Nick Mangold, C|
|Mangold will likely be a game-time decision for the season finale against the Dolphins in Miami.
Analysis: Mangold sprained his left ankle last Sunday against New England. Coach Rex Ryan says he was "very limited" during practice Friday, and he was listed as questionable for Sunday's game. He would be replaced by Dalton Freeman at center.
|12/26/2014||Robert Griffin III, QB|
|Griffin is listed as probable for the Washington Redskins' season finale after taking part in a full practice.
Analysis: Coach Jay Gruden said Griffin "looked good" and "made all the throws" Friday as the Redskins prepared for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
|12/26/2014||Zach Mettenberger, QB|
|Mettenberger may be active Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, even though the rookie did little in practice all week.
Analysis: Mettenberger has missed two games with a sprained right shoulder.
|12/26/2014||Taylor Lewan, T|
|Lewan may be active Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, even though the rookie did little in practice all week.
Analysis: Lewan has missed four consecutive games with a high left ankle sprain.
|12/26/2014||DeAngelo Williams, RB|
|Williams is listed as probable for Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons after missing the last three games with a broken hand.
Analysis: Williams practiced fully all week despite having a cast on his hand. Coach Ron Rivera said there is still concern whether the franchise's all-time leading rusher will be able to pass protect and catch the ball.
|12/26/2014||Connor Shaw, QB|
|Shaw is preparing to start the season finale on Sunday against Baltimore.
Analysis: With Brian Hoyer still slowed by a sore right throwing shoulder, Shaw will likely be behind center when the Browns are expecting to conclude another disappointing losing season. The Ravens still have a shot at the playoffs.
|12/26/2014||Chase Daniel, QB|
|Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen, he said Friday. Daniel will start in his place with both teams seeking a playoff spot.
Analysis: Daniel has one career start in six NFL seasons - which happened to come against the Chargers in last year's regular-season finale. With the Chiefs locked into the No. 5 seed, Smith rested that day. Daniel went 21 of 30 for 200 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions and rushed seven times for 59 yards in a 27-24 overtime loss that got San Diego into the playoffs.
|12/26/2014||Alex Smith, QB|
|Smith will miss Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen, he said Friday. Chase Daniel will start in his place with both teams seeking a playoff spot.
Analysis: Smith was likely hurt on a hit early in the third quarter of last weekend's 20-12 road loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he didn't feel any pain at the time. He wasn't diagnosed until undergoing a scan Thursday after several days of what felt more like a stomachache than a serious injury.
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