NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/24/15

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/24/15
2015-12-23 11:00:00 EDT

The NFL will be kicking off Week 16 tonight, when the Chargers and Raiders get going in Oakland. While we’re waiting on that one, let’s visit with some of the notable players and headlines from around the league.

The Cardinals’ Andre Ellington was unable to practice yesterday, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
The Arizona coaching staff keeps calling him day-to-day with his foot issue, but until he’s able to get in a full practice we doubt he’ll be able to make it back to the field anytime soon. That means another heavy dose of David Johnson this weekend.

Brian Hoyer made a little progress yesterday in his return from his latest concussion. He was cleared to practice on a limited basis.
Hoyer still needs to get game clearance, but this is a step in the right direction. He’s had two concussions within one month, so this one may take a little longer to bounce back from. Brandon Weeden still looks like the Texans’ Week 16 starter at this point.

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Alshon Jeffery did not practice for the Bears yesterday, thanks to that balky hamstring.
Jeffery is nursing his latest injury right now, and it’s anyone’s guess right now what his status for Week 16 will be.

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In other top WR news, the Bucs’ Vincent Jackson was sidelined at yesterday’s practice. He’s still trying to get back from an MCL sprain in Week 14.
There’s little hope that Jackson will get back out on the field for the last two weeks of the year; he’s more than likely done.

Denard Robinson of the Jaguars says he plans on playing this weekend against the Saints. He’s coming off a foot sprain in Week 15, but was able to complete the game.
Meanwhile, fellow RB T.J. Yeldon is still in a knee brace and not practicing, so it’s a good bet at this point that Robinson will see another start and heavy workload.

The Bengals’ A.J. Green suffered a back bruise last week in practice, but was able to play against the Niners.
Green–as of right now–is reportedly on track to take the field Monday night in a huge game against the Broncos. He’ll have his work cut out for him after catching just one ball for 37 yards in Week 15.

NFL Week 16 Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch them on.

Bye Week: None

Thursday, December 24, 2015:

8:25 PM ET:
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (NFL Network)

Saturday, December 26, 2015:

8:25 PM ET:
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (NFL Network)

Sunday, December 27, 2015:

1:00 PM ET:
San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions (FOX)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Dallas Cowboys at Buffalo Bills (FOX)
Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
Indianapolis Colts at Miami Dolphins (FOX)
New England Patriots at New York Jets (CBS)
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
Cleveland Bitemns at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)

4:05 PM ET:
Jacksonville Jaguars at New Orleans Saints (CBS)

4:25 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)

8:30 PM ET:
New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings (NBC)

Monday, December 21, 2015:

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

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