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Jason Worilds has suffered a right knee injury and will not return to the game.

Worldis burst onto the scene a season ago logging 65 combined tackles and 8.0 sacks as he solidified himself as the next-coming in the Steelers historically good defense. His injury sustained on Thursday did not look too serious, but until the Steelers release an update on his status he should be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 09:37 PMSource

Arrelious Benn has a head injury and will not return.

Benn has been a major disappointment since being taken in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is currently fighting for a roster spot as a part of the Eagles receiving core. Even if he is able to bounce back form this injury there is little chance he makes a fantasy impact in 2014 considering he has just 59 receptions for 862 yards and five touchdowns over his first four seasons.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 09:34 PMSource

Sean Spence has a right knee injury and will not return to the game.

Spence is coming back from a career-threatening knee injury sustained during his rookie season, as the three-year veteran has yet to record a tackle in a regular season game. Although the extent of his knee injury has yet to be released, this is terrible news considering the knee issues he has had in his past. The backup inside linebacker was slated to make the 53-man roster once final cuts were on deck.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 09:31 PMSource

Stevie Johnson has not locked up the No. 3 receiver job. CSN Bay Area lightly suggested that Johnson isn't even a lock to stay on the roster

With Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin locked into the top two receiving spots, Johnson has been competing with Brandon Lloyd, Quinton Patton and Bruce Ellington to round out the Niners pass catchers. Early on in the preseason, Johnson has yet to separate himself from the pack, but he is the most talented of the remaining receivers. Moving from being the No. 1 option in Buffalo to No. 3 or beyond is certainly going to hurt his fantasy fantasy in 2014, although his upside is still worth a selection in the later rounds if in need of receiving depth.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 09:17 PMSource

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Update: X-rays on LeSean McCoy's thumb were negative. Injury not believed to be serious.

McCoy has his hand taped up fairly heavily right now and the Eagles are likely to be very protective of him moving forward in this game. But if you've already drafted, you can rest a little easier knowing that the injury was very minor and he will be fine for the regular season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Aug, 08:42 PMSource

UPDATE: Jeremy Maclin was able to get up and walk off the field and has since returned to the game.

False alarm, apparently. Nothing to get excited about. However, if seeing this news made you a little crazy, then you may want to think about avoiding Maclin in your drafts, strictly for the peace of mind. With him coming back from a torn ACL, there are going to be a lot of Nervous Nelly Eagles beat writers out there with itchy Twitter fingers. Every single thing that happens to him is going to be overreacted to. On the other hand, they might be justified as he remains a major injury risk here. If you're faint of heart when it comes to your fantasy team, you should draft a receiver with a lower risk-factor.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Aug, 08:36 PMSource

Jeremy Maclin is down on the field grabbing his right knee.

The bad news is that Maclin is once again hurt. The good news is he was able to walk off the field under his own power. Maclin missed all of the 2013 season due to a torn ACL and has already dealt with a hamstring injury in camp this season.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

21 Aug, 08:33 PMSource

Update: LeSean McCoy is back on the sideline. He is getting his right hand taped.

Well McCoy owners who were holding their collective breath can now calmly exhale as his hand though taped does not appear to be seriously injured. It will be interesting to see if the Eagles put McCoy back in the game given the fact that it is just preseason.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

21 Aug, 08:24 PMSource

Calvin Pryor will start vs the Giants on Friday.

Pryor has been sidelined with a concussion, but appears to be fine, now having practiced on consecutive days. He is expected to be a starting safety for the Jets and given the injuries to the secondary, it doesn't seem like that will change. The only issue is that his hard-hitting, aggressive style of play could result in more head trauma if he doesn't learn to make the right adjustments. If he does and he stays healthy, he could be a tremendous IDP play in the defensive backfield.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Aug, 08:21 PMSource

ESPN reporter Rich Cimini doesn't believe Stephen Hill has a roster spot locked up. 

This is somewhat surprising given the fact that the Jets selected Hill in the 2nd round of the 2012 draft but he has been fairly unimpressive in his first two seasons catching only 45 passes for 594 yards and four touchdowns but to be fair he did not exactly have Tom Brady throwing him the football.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

21 Aug, 08:13 PMSource

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