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|9/15/2014||Lamar Miller, RB|
|Miller hurt his ankle Sunday against Buffalo.
Analysis: He could be limited this week as the Dolphins prepare to host Kansas City in Week 3.
|9/15/2014||Daniel Thomas, RB|
|Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno is expected to be sidelined for at least a month with a left elbow injury, and the team has re-signed Thomas to shore up the position.
Analysis: A second-round draft pick by the Dolphins in 2011, Thomas has a career average of 3.6 yards per carry with 11 touchdowns. He's an effective blocker and receiver, with 42 career catches.
|9/15/2014||Knowshon Moreno, RB|
|Moreno is expected to be sidelined for at least a month with a left elbow injury, and the team has re-signed Daniel Thomas to shore up the position.
Analysis: Moreno, the NFL's leading rusher in Week 1, was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's loss at Buffalo.
|9/15/2014||Adrian Peterson, RB|
|Peterson has issued a statement after being charged with child abuse and says he is "sorry about the hurt I have brought to my child."
Analysis: Peterson issued his statement on Monday a few hours after the Minnesota Vikings reinstated him to the team. Peterson was charged last weekend after he struck his 4-year-old son with a tree branch as a form of discipline earlier this summer.
|9/15/2014||Brandon Meriweather, S|
|Meriweather has returned from his two-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Analysis: Meriweather was back at his locker Monday morning, receiving warm greetings from his teammates. He missed the first two games of the regular season for a hit in a preseason game. It's the sixth time he's been cited by the NFL for violating player safety rules.
|9/15/2014||Marcedes Lewis, TE|
|The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without versatile tight end Marcedes Lewis for six to eight weeks because of an ankle injury.
Analysis: Coach Gus Bradley announced the extent of Lewis' injury Monday, a day after the Jaguars lost 41-10 at Washington. Lewis suffered a high-ankle sprain on the first play of the third quarter and did not return. Bradley says Lewis could end up on the injured reserve/designated to return.
|9/15/2014||Mark Ingram, RB|
|A person familiar with the situation says Ingram has a broken hand. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday because the Saints have not disclosed the injury, which was first reported by ESPN.
Analysis: The person says the timeline for Ingram's return remains unclear. Saints coach Sean Payton, who was asked about the injury on Monday, says he's following his policy of not releasing injury information until the next NFL-required injury report, which for New Orleans this week is Wednesday afternoon.
|9/15/2014||Nevin Lawson, CB|
|Lions coach Jim Caldwell says he does not expect rookie cornerback Nevin Lawson to return this season after he went down with dislocated toes Sunday and needed immediate surgery.
Analysis: Caldwell said foot specialist Bob Anderson was at the game and evaluated Lawson. Caldwell says the surgery was successful.
|9/15/2014||Adrian Peterson, RB|
|Peterson will make his first court appearance Wednesday in Texas on a child abuse charge. Peterson is expected to enter a plea at the hearing in Conroe, Texas, after his indictment for reckless or negligent injury to a child. Peterson faces up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine if found guilty.
Analysis: Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, has said he's accused of using a wooden switch to spank one of his sons. Hardin has said Peterson is cooperating with authorities and "used the same kind of discipline" that he experienced growing up. After benching him Sunday, the Vikings announced Monday that they had reinstated Peterson for the coming week.
|9/15/2014||Adrian Peterson, RB|
|The Vikings are reinstating Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
Analysis: Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made the announcement Monday, one day Peterson was benched during a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged for striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch this summer. The Vikings say they take the issue very seriously and have given it considerable thought. But they also say they want the legal process to take its course before making any final decisions.
|9/15/2014||Alfred Morris, RB|
|Morris had 85 yards on 22 carries and scored his first two touchdowns of the season in a 41-10 drubbing of Jacksonville on Sunday.
Analysis: Morris has 176 yards on 36 carries in the first two games this season, and he might get a few more touches in the coming weeks with dual-threat quarterback Robert Griffin III potentially out for the rest of the season because of a dislocated ankle.
|9/15/2014||Niles Paul, TE|
|Paul had a career-best eight receptions and set another mark with 99 yards in a 41-10 rout of Jacksonville on Sunday.
Analysis: Paul also scored his second career touchdown on a two-yard pass in the fourth quarter while filling in for injured tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring). He has 185 yards on 12 catches in his first two games and seemed to have instant connection with Washington's new quarterback. Kirk Cousins, set to replace an injured Robert Griffin III for potentially the rest of the season, completed seven passes to Paul and targeted him 10 times.
|9/15/2014||Delanie Walker, TE|
|Walker had a career-high 142 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown, and matched another personal mark with 10 receptions in a 26-10 loss to Dallas on Sunday.
Analysis: The Tennessee tight end was targeted 14 times in Sunday's game after being thrown to on four occasions in a season-opening win against Kansas City. Walker had three catches for 37 yards in that 26-10 victory over the Chiefs but did snag a five-yard touchdown.
|9/15/2014||Dez Bryant, WR|
|Bryant had 10 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown as the Dallas Cowboys avoided an 0-2 start with a 26-10 win at Tennessee on Sunday.
Analysis: Bryant was targeted 14 times in Sunday's victory after being thrown to on six occasions in a season-opening loss to San Francisco. He had four receptions for 55 yards and zero TDs in the 28-17 defeat to the 49ers.
|9/15/2014||DeMarco Murray, RB|
|Murray ran for 167 yards and a touchdown as the Dallas Cowboys avoided an 0-2 start with a 26-10 win over Tennessee on Sunday.
Analysis: Murray has an NFL-best 285 yards and two touchdowns on 51 carries in his first two games, but he has also fumbled once in each contest.
|9/15/2014||Matthew Stafford, QB|
|Stafford just missed a second straight 300-yard game Sunday, finishing with 291 in a 24-7 loss at Carolina.
Analysis: Stafford, who had 346 yards in a 35-14 win over the Giants on Sept. 8, went 27 for 48 in Sunday's loss. He had a 1-yard touchdown pass to fullback Jed Collins in the third quarter, his first interception of the season and was sacked four times. Stafford completed 22 of 32 passes against New York.
|9/15/2014||Cam Newton, S|
|Newton made a successful return to the field, throwing for 281 yards and a touchdown in the Carolina Panthers' 24-7 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Analysis: Newton, who missed the season opener with a rib injury, was 22 of 34 and overcame five sacks. Carolina started 2-0 for the first time since 2008.
|9/15/2014||Kirk Cousins, QB|
|Filling in for an injured Robert Griffin III, Cousins completed his first 12 passes en route to finishing 22 of 33 for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 41-10 rout of Jacksonville on Sunday.
Analysis: Cousins is likely Washington's starter for much of the rest of this season, if not the while way. Griffin is expected to sit out until at least Thanksgiving with a dislocated left ankle and could miss all of 2014.
|9/15/2014||Jimmy Graham, TE|
|Graham had 118 yards and two touchdowns on a career high-tying 10 receptions Sunday but the New Orleans Saints dropped to 0-2 with a 26-24 loss in Cleveland.
Analysis: The Saints tight end has 18 catches for 200 yards in the first two games.
|9/15/2014||Brian Hoyer, QB|
|Hoyer took the Browns down the field and to something they haven't had in 10 years - a win in the home opener. He directed an 85-yard drive to set up Billy Cundiff's 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving Cleveland a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Analysis: Hoyer went 8 of 11 for 77 yards on the last drive and finished 24 of 40 for 204 yards and a TD.
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