Dwayne Bowe WR KC 3 Hrs
Bowe is dealing with a shoulder sprain, BJ Kissel of KCChiefs.com reports.
After not practicing last week while dealing with the flu, Bowe suited up Sunday against the Steelers, catching six passes for 57 yards on eight targets. It's unclear when he suffered his shoulder injury, but in any case, his practice status will be worth monitoring in advance of Sunday's regular season finale against the Chargers.
Mike Williams WR BUF 3 Hrs
Williams (calf) has been released by the Bills, ESPN.com reports.
Per the report -- Williams, who had been on the Bills' IR list -- is past his calf injury and is now free to sign with another team. That said, the chances of the wideout making a fantasy splash before next season don't appear great. In nine games for Buffalo this season, Williams caught eight passes for 142 yards and a touchdown.
Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 4 Hrs
Coach Pete Carroll indicated after Sunday's game against the Cardinals that he did not yet know the severity of the hamstring injury Kearse suffered in the contest, the Seattle Times reports.
"He didn't pop it," Carroll noted with regard to the wideout's hamstring issue. "He felt banged up, and we shut it down right then. That's exactly what he told me, so that's all I know." Kearse finished Sunday's game with one catch for eight yards and if he is out or limited Sunday against the Rams, Paul Richardson would figure to be in line for added work in Week 17.
Bernard Pierce RB BAL 4 Hrs
Pierce (back) lost two yard on his only carry in Sunday's 25-13 loss to the Texans.
With Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) out for the season, Pierce surprisingly got less work than Fitzgerald Toussaint, who finished with 31 yards on six touches (two receptions). The Ravens haven't been consistent with their running back usage behind Justin Forsett, so it's still possible that Pierce could operate as the top backup in Week 17.
Owen Daniels TE BAL 4 Hrs
Daniels caught 1-of-6 targets for seven yards in Sunday's 25-13 loss to the Texans.
Daniels had a disappointing game against his former team as the entire Baltimore offense struggled. While he's still the third or fourth option in the passing game, Daniels has two or fewer catches in five of the last six weeks. He'll look to bounce back in Week 17 against the Browns.
Cam Newton QB CAR 4 Hrs
Coach Ron Rivera indicated Monday that Newton (back) came out of Sunday's win over the Browns healthy, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Newton may still appear on the Panthers' Week 17 injury report, but with no setbacks in his return to action Sunday, the QB is on track to start this coming weekend's NFC South showdown against the Falcons, with the division title at stake.
Robbie Gould K CHI 5 Hrs
Gould (quad) will sit out Sunday's season finale against the Vikings, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Gould indicated that his right quadriceps did not respond well to a kicking session he went through this past Friday, so he'll shut things down for the season, with Jay Feely set to handle the Bears' Week 17 kicking duties.
Mark Sanchez QB PHI 5 Hrs4 Comments
The Eagles plan to stick with Sanchez at quarterback for the team's season finale against the Giants on Sunday, ESPN.com reports.
With Nick Foles still recovering from his collarbone injury, and the team eliminated from playoff contention, the Eagles could have elected to take a look at Matt Barkley in Week 17, but they will continue to roll with Sanchez, who is slated to become a free agent after the season. Sanchez completed 37-of-50 passes for 374 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 16's 27-24 loss to Washington, the Eagles' third straight defeat.
Steven Jackson RB ATL 5 Hrs
The quad injury Jackson suffered Sunday against the Saints is not believed to be serious, ESPN.com reports.
Per the report, Jackson should be available for this coming weekend's game against Carolina, which will determine the NFC South division title. Prior to suffering his injury Sunday, Jackson saw 11 snaps, running four times for nine yards and catching one pass for 14 yards. Assuming he is able to suit up in Week 17, however, it's plausible that he could lose some touches to Jacquizz Rodgers (who recorded 11 carries for 29 yards Sunday) and perhaps more likely, rookie Devonta Freeman, who ran five times for 36 yards -- including a 31-yard TD -- and caught three passes for 48 yards in Sunday's win.
Mason Crosby K GB 6 Hrs
Crosby made 2-of-3 field goals and two extra points in Sunday's victory over the Buccaneers.
Crosby missed a kick for the second straight week and finished with a single-digit point total for the second straight week. He will conclude the 2014 season against a Lions team that he tallied just one point against in a 19-7 Week 3 loss.