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Margus Hunt Headshot

Hunt had seven total tackles and two tackles for a loss in Sunday's loss at Buffalo.

Hunt is getting increased playing time with Henry Anderson (neck) placed on injured reserve. He played a season-high 57 snaps Sunday.
2:00 pm (EST)
Chris Martin (R) Headshot

Martin signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Rangers on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Martin will return to the majors after spending the past two seasons in Japan, where he was able to turn his career around following a pair of disappointing stints with the Rockies and Yankees in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The 31-year-old posted a shiny 1.12 ERA and 91:13 K:BB across 89.1 innings of relief with the Nippon Ham Fighters over the past two years. He'll slot into the Rangers' bullpen, though he may need to prove himself against major-league hitting before earning a higher-leverage role.
2:00 pm (EST)
Chester Rogers Headshot

Rogers had two receptions for six yards on four targets in Sunday's loss at Buffalo.

Rogers played 66 of the offense's 71 snaps as he got the second most playing time among receivers with Donte Moncrief out with an ankle injury. However, the increased playing time didn't get him more receptions amid the blizzard conditions in Buffalo. Rogers could have a more productive day in the passing game next week if Moncrief remains out.
1:56 pm (EST)
Latavius Murray Headshot

Murray said he still deals with general soreness in his surgically repaired ankle, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

This is at least the second time this season that Murray has mentioned the lingering effects of his March ankle surgery. Of course, it was a much bigger concern when he talked about the ankle in early October, at which point he'd taken only 14 carries for 38 yards in four games. He's since emerged as the more reliable half of a split backfield with Jerick McKinnon, averaging 3.9 yards per carry on 15.7 totes per game (60.9 yards) since Dalvin Cook suffered a torn ACL in Week 4. Given that Murray hasn't been listed on the injury report recently, his ankle doesn't seem like a major concern heading into a Week 15 home matchup with an injury-riddled Cincinnati defense. He'll try to bounce back from a nine-carry, 14-yard showing in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Panthers.
1:56 pm (EST)
Jalen Richard Headshot

Richard failed to earn a single touch in 15 offensive snaps played during Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Chiefs.

Richard logged more snaps than fellow backup running back DeAndre Washington for the first time since Week 9, but such a feat didn't translate to production as the former failed to record neither a rushing attempt nor reception. Richard's lack of involvement in the Raiders' offense doesn't bode well for his Week 15 outlook against the Cowboys, though he figures to continue serving as the team's punt returner.
1:54 pm (EST)
Jack Doyle Headshot

Doyle had two receptions for four yards on three targets, including a three-yard touchdown, in Sunday's loss at Buffalo.

Doyle had a season low in targets, yards and receptions, but it's hard to read too much into his performance given how much the passing game was limited by playing in a heavy blizzard. He should get more action in the passing game next week against Denver.
1:51 pm (EST)
Jakob Silfverberg Headshot

Silfverberg (upper body) is expected to play Monday against Carolina, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.

The report noted that Silfverberg would be ready to go unless the player suffers an unlikely setback prior to puck drop. Though not an elite offensive force, as a two-time 20-goal scorer who plays special teams and can shutdown other team's top lines, Silfverberg is vital to the Ducks' success.
1:49 pm (EST)
Jurrell Casey Headshot

Casey recorded five solo tackles and two sacks in Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals.

Casey led an inspired defensive effort that produced eight sacks and held the hosts out of the end zone. Unfortunately, Tennessee's offense was even more inept in this one. With this effort, Casey hit the five-sack benchmark for the fifth consecutive season.
1:49 pm (EST)
Matt Milano Headshot

Milano led all Bills with a career-high 11 tackles in Sunday's 13-7 overtime victory over the Colts.

The two teams ran the ball an eye-popping 97 times, the most in an NFL game since 1981, as a December blizzard made the passing game incredibly challenging. Milano, picking up the start over Ramon Humber -- who hasn't been himself after returning from a hand injury -- was one of the beneficiaries of the game conditions, piling up the tackles while playing 51 of 71 defensive snaps. We'll have to see if he continues getting more time than Humber, who only saw 20 defensive snaps.
1:47 pm (EST)
Andrew Sendejo Headshot

Sendejo had nine total tackles and an interception in Sunday's 31-24 loss at Carolina.

Sendejo played all 64 snaps on defense, and his interception was the second of the season. He's been a reliable source of tackles as well, as he's averaging 6.6 per game after tallying 4.9 last season.
1:47 pm (EST)
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