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9/21/2014 Blake Bortles, QB
The Jacksonville Jaguars have turned to rookie quarterback Blake Bortles. Trailing 30-0 at halftime against Indianapolis on Sunday, coach Gus Bradley benched Chad Henne and gave the third overall draft pick a shot.

Analysis: Since the day the Jaguars drafted Bortles, they talked about bringing him along slowly and maybe even sitting him the entire season. But the calls to get Bortles on the field grew with each week - and each loss. Jacksonville was outscored 105-10 in the eight quarters since leading Philadelphia 17-0 at halftime in the season opener.
9/21/2014 Alfred Morris, RB
Morris left for a short time Sunday to have a knee examined, but returned.

Analysis: This doesn't appear to be anything to worry about.
9/21/2014 Tyler Polumbus, T
The Washington Redskins have lost two players in the first half of their game at Philadelphia: safety Duke Ihenacho and right tackle Tyler Polumbus.

Analysis: While Polumbus was sidelined late in the half with a right knee problem, he was expected to return.
9/21/2014 Duke Ihenacho, S
The Washington Redskins have lost two players in the first half of their game at Philadelphia: safety Duke Ihenacho and right tackle Tyler Polumbus.

Analysis: Ihenacho went out in the opening quarter Sunday with a foot injury, and Polumbus was sidelined late in the half with a right knee problem. Polumbus was expected to return.
9/21/2014 Dennis Pitta, TE
Pitta has been carted off the field with a potentially serious hip injury late in the first half against the Browns.

Analysis: Pitta only played four games last season after dislocating his right hip in training camp. He appeared to re-injure the same hip Sunday after catching a short pass. He took several steps before stumbling and falling without any contact. Pitta stayed on the ground in obvious pain and was consoled by teammates as the medical staff evaluated him.
9/21/2014 Matt Cassel, QB
The Minnesota Vikings say starting quarterback Matt Cassel has an injured toe and that his return to Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints is questionable.

Analysis: Cassel left the game following a 5-yard scramble to set up a field goal that capped Minnesota's second drive of the game early in the second quarter. When the Vikings' offense retook the field, Teddy Bridgewater was under center. He then led a 10-play, 51-yard drive for another field goal that made it 13-6. Cassel was 5 of 10 for 53 yards before leaving the game.
9/21/2014 Don Carey, S
Carey left Sunday with a hamstring injury - but not before he scored the game's first points on a 40-yard fumble return.

Analysis: Carey was playing in his first game of the season, finally returning from a hamstring injury, but he was sidelined again by the end of the first quarter.
9/21/2014 Stephen Tulloch, LB
Tulloch has left Detroit's game against Green Bay in the first quarter after he appeared to injure his knee celebrating a sack.

Analysis: Tulloch's return is questionable. Lions safety Don Carey left as well with a hamstring injury - but not before he scored the game's first points on a 40-yard fumble return.
9/21/2014 LeSean McCoy, RB
McCoy returned Sunday against Washington after leaving earlier in the game when he appeared to take a helmet-to-helmet hit.

Analysis: Fantasy owners are undoubtedly breathing a collective sigh of relief with news of McCoy's return. However, it remains to be seen whether McCoy will be just as effective following his earlier collision.
9/21/2014 Danny Woodhead, RB
Woodhead has been carted off the field after hurting his right ankle early in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Analysis: Woodhead was hurt on a 1-yard run, when he was stopped by diving defensive tackle Kyle Williams. Williams hit Woodhead directly in the right ankle, which appeared to twist underneath the player. Woodhead was briefly treated on the field before being loaded into a cart. The Chargers said his return was questionable.
9/21/2014 Keenan Allen, WR
Allen is active for the San Diego Chargers' visit to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Analysis: Allen was dealing with a groin injury.
9/21/2014 Kyle Rudolph, TE
Minnesota defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, linebacker Chad Greenway and tight end Kyle Rudolph are all active for Sunday's game against New Orleans after the three starters had been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

Analysis: Rudolph had been dealing with an abdomen injury.
9/21/2014 Chad Greenway, LB
Minnesota defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, Greenway and tight end Kyle Rudolph are all active for Sunday's game against New Orleans after the three starters had been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

Analysis: Greenway had been dealing with hand and rib injuries but appears to be good to go.
9/21/2014 Sharrif Floyd, DT
Floyd, linebacker Chad Greenway and tight end Kyle Rudolph are all active for Sunday's game against New Orleans after the three starters had been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

Analysis: Floyd is playing with a sore shoulder. Greenway has hand and rib injuries. Rudolph has an abdomen injury.
9/21/2014 Bernard Pierce, RB
Pierce will miss today's game against the Browns with a thigh injury.

Analysis: Pierce had started Baltimore's past two games, filling in for Ray Rice, who was released by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL this month for domestic violence. He will be replaced by Justin Forsett, who has averaged 6.6 yards on 19 carries and scored a touchdown through two games.
9/21/2014 Khaled Holmes, C
The Indianapolis Colts will be without starting center Khaled Holmes against Jacksonville on Sunday.

Analysis: Holmes had been listed as probable with an ankle injury. He practiced all week, so it's unclear what happened that landed him on the sideline. A.Q. Shipley will start in his place.
9/21/2014 Jason McCourty, CB
McCourty is starting despite a groin injury that forced him to miss the second half of a loss to Dallas last Sunday.

Analysis: The Titans are surely glad to have him back.
9/21/2014 Vontaze Burfict, LB
Burfict is inactive for the Bengals' game against the Tennessee Titans as he recovers from his second concussion in two weeks.

Analysis: Burfict had been listed as doubtful. The Bengals have their bye next week, so he'll have an additional week to recover.
9/21/2014 Arian Foster, RB
Foster, the NFL's second leading rusher, was not active for the Texans' game against the New York Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: Foster was limited by a hamstring injury at practice this past week and was listed as questionable Friday. He worked out in the end zone before the kickoff. Foster had carried 55 times for 241 yards and a touchdown in Houston's first two games. Rookie Alfred Blue replaced him in the starting lineup. He gained 40 yards on 12 carries.
9/21/2014 Melvin Ingram, LB
Ingram was placed on injured reserve, but is designated to return.

Analysis: The linebacker is struggling with a hip injuries. The earliest he could return is against Oakland in Week 11.
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