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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/17/14

NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 16 Schedule and More

December 17, 2014

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We’ve got just one more day to wait before Week 16 kicks off in the NFL with the “Draft Bowl” tomorrow between the Titans and Jaguars. In the meantime, there’s plenty to do, so let’s start by checking out some of the notable players and storylines out there this morning.

The Chargers’ Ryan Mathews missed out on practice yesterday, setting a bleak trend for the week. He missed out on Week 15 with an ankle issue and reportedly wasn’t all that close to taking the field. Another missed week wouldn’t surprise anyone.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/17/14

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The Eagles’ Nick Foles is reportedly just 70 percent healed up from his broken collarbone, according to sources close to the team. That means he definitely won’t be taking the field in Philly’s last two regular-season games, leaving Mark Sanchez to finish things out.
Foles may be able to return for the playoffs, but the Eagles have to get in first. They’re looking up at the Cowboys in the NFC East and would probably have to snag a Wild Card.

Back to the Charters, they got some bad news yesterday concerning WR Keenan Allen. He has a broken collarbone and an ankle injury he’s dealing with, which means he’s pretty much done for the rest of the season.
That’s a big blow to the San Diego receiving corps: Allen has 77 grabs for 783 yards to lead the team.

Colt McCoy was put on injured reserve yesterday by the Redskins. He aggravated his injured neck in Week 15 against the Giants and finishes with 1,057 yards and four touchdowns in five games.
McCoy will hit the free agent market this off-season.

The Ravens sent a few players to injured reserve yesterday as well. Those players are RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, S Terrence Brooks and CB Asa Jackson.

Week 16 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 16 in the NFL. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Bye Week: None

Thursday, December 18, 2014:

8:25 PM ET:
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL Network)

Saturday, December 20, 2014:

4:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins (NFL Network)

8:25 PM ET:
San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers (CBS)

Sunday, December 21, 2014:

1:00 PM ET
Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins (FOX)
Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans (CBS)
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (FOX)
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers (CBS)
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
New England Patriots at New York Jets (CBS)

4:05 PM ET:
New York Giants at St. Louis Rams (FOX)

4:25 PM ET
Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys (CBS)

8:30 PM ET
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals (NBC)

Monday, December 22, 2014:

8:30 PM ET
Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals (ESPN)

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