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Raiders using Latavius Murray as true bellcow 12-07-2016
Latavius Murray RB OAK
Latavius Murray has set season highs in touches and playing time in back-to-back weeks.

Matchup: Raiders @ Chiefs
The Raiders opened the season using a four-way committee involving Murray, Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, and Jamize Olawale. The RBBC has since been downsized to Murray and Richard, with Murray logging snap rates of 66 and 70 percent the past two weeks on touch totals of 22 and 23. Richard is now the primary change-of-pace back, while Washington has been a healthy scratch and Olawale isn't getting much work anymore. You can read more facts like this in our Thursday Night Matchup breakdown at the link below.
Bucs displeased with state of running game 12-07-2016
Doug Martin RB TB
Bucs OC Todd Monken indicated Wednesday that he is not pleased with the current state of Tampa Bay's running game.
"We've just got to do it better," said Monken while stating Jacquizz Rodgers is headed for an expanded role. "We've got to do a better job on the perimeter blocking. We've got to do a better job up front, a better job seeing the holes." The statement "a better job seeing the holes" indicates Monken believes the Bucs have been leaving yards on the field. Doug Martin is averaging 2.85 yards per carry since returning from his hamstring injury, and hasn't cleared 3.8 yards per carry in any of his six appearances this year.
Broncos to use waiver add Forsett immediately 12-07-2016
Devontae Booker RB DEN
Coach Gary Kubiak made it clear Wednesday that Justin Forsett is an immediate part of the Broncos' backfield plans.

Denver Post
Struggling mightily for the last month-plus, Devontae Booker is going to have to raise his level of play immensely in order to hold off Forsett, who probably knows the offense better than Booker does considering Forsett's history with Kubiak. "He can help us quick," Kubiak said. "We need somebody to step in and contribute. It was a blessing he was let go the week before what we just went through." Forsett gives the Broncos late-season fresh legs and will be given an opportunity to become a meaningful part of their offense during a playoff push. The 8-4 Broncos are one game back of the 9-3 Chiefs and two games back of the 10-2 Raiders.
Report: Lions moving on from Pettigrew 12-07-2016
Brandon Pettigrew TE DET
According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are expected to release TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, PUP) soon.

Detroit Free Press
Per Birkett, his locker at the Lions' facility has already been cleaned out. Pettigrew is said to be healthy after tearing his ACL last December but the Lions decided against activating him. With Eric Ebron getting most of the snaps at tight end these days, there's just no room for Pettigrew in Detroit anymore.
Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) limited in practice 12-07-2016
Aaron Rodgers QB GB
Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Rodgers wasn't fully healthy last week but didn't have any setbacks. His Week 14 status isn't a concern. Rodgers is a QB1 despite a matchup with Seattle.
Cushing (back) playing with two broken bones 12-07-2016
Brian Cushing LB HOU
Texans ILB Brian Cushing (back, ankle) acknowledged that he's been playing with two broken bones in his back.

Houston Chronicle
"Obviously, it's painful, and I'm not able to get as many reps as I want in practice right now," said Cushing. "But I'll be out there Sunday with my team." It's unclear when Cushing suffered the injury. He was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice. Cushing holds PFF's 44th-best inside linebacker grade out of 59 qualifiers this year.
Nick Perry (hand) could be out for the season 12-07-2016
Nick Perry OLB GB
Packers OLB Nick Perry (hand) could miss the rest of the season.
He suffered what coach Mike McCarthy called a "significant" left hand injury and has already had surgery on it. The injury occurred in the first half of Sunday's win over Houston. He returned to the game with a large cast on his hand but only lasted a few plays. Perry has never played a full season since arriving in the league in 2012.
Andrew Luck (shoulder) limited on Wednesday 12-07-2016
Andrew Luck QB IND
Andrew Luck (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

George Bremer on Twitter
Luck is listed with a shoulder injury every week but the only game he missed this year was because of a concussion. Coming off a four-touchdown game against the Jets on Monday night, Luck will be a solid QB1 against Houston in Week 14.
David Bruton works out for Baltimore 12-07-2016
David Bruton SS WAS
Free agent SS David Bruton worked out for the Ravens on Wednesday.

Adam Caplan on Twitter
Bruton was cut by Washington earlier this month. A concussion sent him to injured reserve when he was on the Redskins but he seems to have recovered. Bruton graded out as one of the worst safeties in football when healthy this year.
DeMarco Murray taken off injury report 12-07-2016
DeMarco Murray RB TEN
DeMarco Murray has been removed from the Week 14 injury report. Murray is fully healthy coming off Tennessee's bye. He should see a heavy workload after he had been losing carries to Derrick Henry. Murray's in a good spot this week against a Denver defense that will be without ILB Brandon Marshall.
Jets claimed Arthur Brown off waivers 12-07-2016
Arthur Brown LB NYJ
Jets claimed LB Arthur Brown off waivers from the Jaguars.

Adam Caplan on Twitter
Brown barely played during his three-month stint in Jacksonville but will have a chance to prove himself with the Jets over the final month. LB Julian Stanford was waived in the corresponding roster move.
Matt Forte (knee, foot) limited Wednesday 12-07-2016
Matt Forte RB NYJ
Matt Forte (knee, foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Forte has dealt with minor injures all year. The Jets are managing his reps. Forte is an RB1 for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers.
Michael Thomas (foot) held out of practice 12-07-2016
Michael Thomas WR NO
Michael Thomas (foot) didn't practice Wednesday. It's a surprise after Thomas played the entire game last week. There's not going to be many updates on Thomas with this being the Saints. Thomas is a borderline WR1 if he plays against the Bucs.
Johnson week to week with hamstring injury 12-07-2016
Charles Johnson DE CAR
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said DE Charles Johnson is week to week with a hamstring injury.

Steve Reed on Twitter
He must have suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to Seattle. A hamstring injury sent Johnson to I.R. in 2015. He's second on the team with four sacks this season.
Mark Ingram (toe, knee) limited in practice 12-07-2016
Mark Ingram RB NO
Mark Ingram (toe, knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice. Ingram had a minor setback with his toe injury last week. He likely won't get in much practice time but should play Sunday. Playing at less that 100 percent, Ingram is a risky RB2 against the Bucs.
Thomas (back) sidelined again Wednesday 12-07-2016
Julius Thomas TE JAX
Julius Thomas (back) didn't practice on Wednesday.
Thomas hasn't played or practiced since injuring his back in Week 11. Coach Gus Bradley said there's no timetable for his return. Ben Koyack has been filling in at tight end, but he's not a fantasy option.
Brandon LaFell (knee) limited Wednesday 12-07-2016
Brandon LaFell WR CIN
Brandon LaFell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. LaFell is coming off his most productive game, posting a 5/95/1 line on the Eagles. His knee injury shouldn't keep him out of Sunday's game. LaFell has 16 targets over the last two weeks with A.J. Green sidelined. He's in the WR3 mix for Week 14.
Coleman (concussion) returns to practice 12-07-2016
Kurt Coleman SS CAR
Panthers SS Kurt Coleman (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

Steve Reed on Twitter
He sat out last week's game with a concussion but should be on track to play Sunday against the Chargers. Coleman is 79th out of 89 qualifiers in PFF's safety grades.
John Brown (illness) not practicing Wednesday 12-07-2016
John Brown WR ARZ
John Brown (illness) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Josh Weinfuss on Twitter
Brown has been struggling with symptoms related to his sickle-cell condition. He was limited to 21 snaps in Week 13 and can probably expect a similar workload going forward. Brown isn't worth a roster spot right now.
Lamar Miller (ankle, ribs) limited Wednesday 12-07-2016
Lamar Miller RB HOU
Lamar Miller (ankle, ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Miller only missed a few series with his rib injury last week. The Texans are managing his reps. Miller has a get-right matchup with the Colts in Week 14.
Jurrell Casey (foot) not practicing Wednesday 12-07-2016
Jurrell Casey DT TEN
Titans coach Mike Mularkey remains "hopeful" DE Jurrell Casey (foot) will play in Week 14.

Terry McCormick on Twitter
Casey didn't practice on Wednesday coming off the Titans' bye, which isn't a good sign. Still, it's too early to speculate on his status for Sunday's home game against the Broncos. Casey has spent the last two weeks nursing a sprained foot.
Will Fuller (hip) limited Wednesday 12-07-2016
Will Fuller WR HOU
Will Fuller (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Fuller played through the injury last week. It shouldn't keep him out of Sunday's game. Fuller is an upside WR4 against the Colts.
Tom Savage still out with infected elbow 12-07-2016
Tom Savage QB HOU
Texans QB Tom Savage remains sidelined with an infected right elbow.

Houston Chronicle
That's on his throwing arm. Savage didn't practice Wednesday after being hospitalized over the weekend. Beat reporter Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle said Savage is "making progress" but wouldn't give any specifics. Brandon Weeden served as Brock Osweiler's backup last week against the Packers.
Stefon Diggs (knee) practicing in full 12-07-2016
Stefon Diggs WR MIN
Stefon Diggs (knee) is practicing in full for Week 14. Diggs is healthy coming off Minnesota's mini-bye. He's a midrange WR2 for Sunday's matchup with Jacksonville.
Marvin Jones (quad) limited Wednesday 12-07-2016
Marvin Jones WR DET
Marvin Jones (quad) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Dave Birkett on Twitter
Jones sat out Sunday's game with a thigh injury. Even when healthy, Jones has been a non-factor for almost two months. If he does return this week, it would probably be a slight downgrade for Golden Tate, Eric Ebron and perhaps Anquan Boldin.
Eric Ebron (knee) limited Wednesday 12-07-2016
Eric Ebron TE DET
Eric Ebron (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Ebron has dealt with knee issues for most of the season. He should be fine for Week 14. Ebron has been held to just two catches over the last two games. He's a TE2 for the fantasy playoffs.
Update: Theo Riddick DNP with a wrist injury 12-07-2016
Theo Riddick RB DET
Updating a previous item, Theo Riddick missed Wednesday's practice with a wrist injury.

Kyle Meinke on Twitter
Riddick has been missing practice time for the past several weeks. As of now, there's little concern about his Week 14 availability, but we'll have to check back in on him Thursday. Riddick will be an RB3 if he plays Sunday.
Report: Browns planning to start RG3 vs. CIN 12-07-2016
Robert Griffin QB CLE
ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Browns plan to start Robert Griffin III against the Bengals.

Dan Graziano on Twitter
Coming out of the bye week, coach Hue Jackson refused to name a starter after Wednesday's practice, a practice in which all four of RGIII, Josh McCown, Cody Kessler, and Kevin Hogan took snaps. Signs have pointed to Griffin getting the start for the past couple weeks. He does very little to move the needle from a fantasy standpoint, but Terrelle Pryor's floor remains safe.
Maclin removed from injury report, will play 12-07-2016
Jeremy Maclin WR KC
Jeremy Maclin (groin) was removed from the Week 14 injury report and will play Thursday night against the Raiders. It's unclear what kind of role Maclin will have after missing four weeks, but there's been no indication he'll be on any sort of snap count. Look for Maclin to see his customary 5-8 targets, which takes some air out of the balloon for Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Treat Maclin as a WR4 coming off a long layoff.
Alen Hurns not practicing Wednesday 12-07-2016
Allen Hurns WR JAX
Allen Hurns (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter
Hurns has long been off the fantasy radar for pretty much the entirety of this lost season in Jacksonville. Bryan Walters played the slot last week.
Packers OLB Nick Perry (hand) ruled out 12-07-2016
Nick Perry OLB GB
Packers OLB Nick Perry (hand) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Seahawks. Perry suffered the injury in the Week 12 win over the Eagles and tried to play with a club on his hand in Week 13 but suffered a setback. Perry will be reevaluated on Monday. It's a big loss for the Packers, as Perry is having easily his best season as PFF's top-rated 3-4 outside linebacker against the run. It's a big boost to Thomas Rawls' Week 14 matchup at Lambeau Field.
Ivory back to limited practice Wednesday 12-07-2016
Chris Ivory RB JAX
Chris Ivory (hamstring) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.
After missing Week 13, Ivory is expected to be a game-time decision on Sunday, according to coach Gus Bradley. This practice puts him on track to return.
Eddie Royal doesn't practice Wednesday 12-07-2016
Eddie Royal WR CHI
Eddie Royal (toe) is not practicing Wednesday.

Jeff Dickerson on Twitter
Royal has been a total disaster since signing a three-year deal with Chicago before last season. He's been hurt far more often than not. Royal missed Week 13. Josh Bellamy and Cameron Meredith are the Nos. 1 and 2 receivers.
Marquess Wilson, Eddie Royal DNP Wednesday 12-07-2016
Marquess Wilson WR CHI
Marquess Wilson (groin) did not practice Wednesday.

Jeff Dickerson on Twitter
Neither did Eddie Royal (toe), leaving Josh Bellamy and Cameron Meredith as the Bears' top two receivers with Daniel Brown at tight end. The Bears are going to ride Jordan Howard as hard as they can the final four weeks.
Siemian (foot) gets in a limited practice Wed 12-07-2016
Trevor Siemian QB DEN
Trevor Siemian (foot) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

Mike Klis
Paxton Lynch was an utter disaster once again in last week's spot start against the Jaguars. He and Siemian split the reps Wednesday, putting Siemian on track to return this week against the Titans. He won't be a fantasy option on the road, but Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas will get a boost.
Forsett, Booker to 'split' RB work vs. Titans 12-07-2016
Justin Forsett RB DEN
Coach Gary Kubiak said Justin Forsett will play Week 14 against the Titans and "split" the running back work with Devontae Booker.

Cameron Wolfe on Twitter
Forsett was just claimed off waivers on Monday, but he knows Kubiak's offense after playing for him with the Texans earlier in his career. Booker has averaged a pitiful 2.80 YPC in the five games since taking over as the Broncos' starter, and it appeared Kapri Bibbs was getting set to overtake him before landing on I.R. earlier this week. Neither back is a great Week 14 fantasy option.
Luke Kuechly (concussion) back at practice 12-07-2016
Luke Kuechly MLB CAR
Luke Kuechly (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday. Kuechly has missed the Panthers' past two games after suffering a concussion in the Week 11 Thursday night game against the Saints. Kuechly's concussion was one of the scarier ones, but he seems to be healthy.
Doug Martin still the Bucs' 'primary' runner 12-07-2016
Doug Martin RB TB
The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman believes Doug Martin is still the Bucs' "primary" running back heading into Week 14 against the Saints.

Greg Auman on Twitter
Martin sat out the final three drives of last week's win over the Chargers, suggesting he may have some sort of injury or possibly was simply losing work to Jacquizz Rodgers. But Martin practiced on Wednesday and is fine. OC Todd Monken said Rodgers has earned an "expanded role" after his Week 13 performance, but we doubt that actually translates to a bunch more work. Charles Sims (knee) will also be activated off I.R. in time for Sunday's game, but he figures to see most of his work as a pass catcher with the Bucs' wide receiver depth chart shredded by injuries. Martin remains a strong RB2 with a floor of around 15 carries in a plus spot.
Browns place SS Kindred on NFI list 12-07-2016
Derrick Kindred SS CLE
Browns placed SS Derrick Kindred (ankle) on reserve/NFI, ending his season.

Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter
Kindred somehow suffered a broken ankle during the bye week. The fourth-round rookie played 122 of 125 defensive snaps the past two weeks. This expansion team-level defense continues to take hits and is one to attack.
Bucs WR Humphries in concussion protocol 12-07-2016
Adam Humphries WR TB
Bucs WR Adam Humphries is in the league's concussion protocol.

Greg Auman on Twitter
With Humphries questionable for Week 14 and Cecil Shorts (knee) done for the year, Russell Shepard is now the default No. 2 receiver. Freddie Martino and Josh Huff round out the rest of this injury-riddled depth chart.
Jordan Reed does individual drills Wednesday 12-07-2016
Jordan Reed TE WAS
Jordan Reed (shoulder) participated in individual drills Wednesday.
According to ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim, Reed caught passes with both hands, showing no discomfort. But once the Redskins got into one-on-one and team drills, Reed was an observer from the sideline. We likely won't know Reed's Week 14 status against the Eagles until later in the week.
Jets bring back RB Khiry Robinson 12-07-2016
Khiry Robinson RB NYJ
Jets re-signed RB Khiry Robinson.

Brian Costello on Twitter
Redskins activate Lichtensteiger off I.R. 12-07-2016
Kory Lichtensteiger C WAS
Redskins designated C Kory Lichtensteiger (calf) as their I.R.-return player.

Liz Clarke on Twitter
He's at practice Wednesday and is expected to be active Week 14 against the Eagles. Spencer Long has been starting at center but is in the concussion protocol. Lichtensteiger will be a big downgrade for the running game.
A.J. Green not practicing Wednesday 12-07-2016
A.J. Green WR CIN
A.J. Green (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Geoff Hobson on Twitter
Green isn't expected to play this week against the Browns, but Week 15 might be an option.
DeVante Parker practicing Wednesday 12-07-2016
DeVante Parker WR MIA
DeVante Parker (back) is practicing Wednesday.
He missed all three practices last week before catching 3-of-4 targets for 34 yards and a touchdown. He'll be fine to play against the Cardinals at home. Likely to see Patrick Peterson, Parker will be a WR3/4.
Mohamed Sanu (groin) misses practice 12-07-2016
Mohamed Sanu WR ATL
Mohamed Sanu (groin) is not practicing Wednesday.
With Julio Jones battling a case of turf toe, the Falcons need Sanu to be healthy. Check back on Thursday for an update. Behind Jones and Sanu are Justin Hardy and Taylor Gabriel ahead of Week 14 against the Rams.
Dwayne Washington practicing Wednesday 12-07-2016
Dwayne Washington RB DET
Dwayne Washington (ankle) is practicing on Wednesday.
It puts Washington on track to play against the Bears. Theo Riddick (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, but he's expected to be fine. The Lions have a crowded backfield, with Zach Zenner and Joique Bell also in the picture.
Theo Riddick (ankle) not practicing Wednesday 12-07-2016
Theo Riddick RB DET
Theo Riddick (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.
He's been battling the ankle "injury" for weeks now, but isn't in any danger of missing Week 14 against the Bears where he'll merely be a flex play.
Peterson won't return if Vikings eliminated 12-07-2016
Adrian Peterson RB MIN
Adrian Peterson (knee, I.R.) said he won't return this season if the Vikings are eliminated from playoff contention before he is ready.

Eric Smith on Twitter
Asked if he still plans to play this season, Peterson said, "That's something I envision." He's progressed to making cuts, and says he can pretty much do everything right now, though he admits it's different on a practice field than in game situations. Peterson isn't going to play this week against the Jaguars, but there have been whispers he could play as soon as Week 15.
Jacquizz to have 'expanded role' vs. Saints 12-07-2016
Jacquizz Rodgers RB TB
Bucs OC Todd Monken said Jacquizz Rodgers will be in "a more expanded role" this week against the Saints.
Rodgers returned from a foot injury last week to run seven times for 29 yards and catch one pass for 21 yards. He was also playing late in the win over the Chargers, ahead of Doug Martin. We doubt Rodgers all of the sudden gets 12-plus touches, but he's worth stashing for the fantasy playoffs in case something happens to Martin. Martin is believed to be healthy right now.
A-Rob, Bortles meet to get on same page 12-07-2016
Allen Robinson WR JAX
Allen Robinson, Blake Bortles, and OC Nathaniel Hackett had a sit-down this week to try and get on the same page.
The Jaguars are a mess, and this season can't end soon enough for them. Since his 9-107-1 Week 10 against the Bills, Robinson has caught 8-of-21 targets for 63 yards and one score over the past three games. Robinson will be near-impossible to trust this week in another tough spot against the Vikings.
Julio Jones (toe) not practicing Wednesday 12-07-2016
Julio Jones WR ATL
Julio Jones (toe) is not practicing Wednesday.

92.9 The Game
Jones is battling turf toe. Coach Dan Quinn said Jones will likely play this week, but that's not a given. The Falcons don't necessarily need Jones in order to beat the lowly Rams and 49ers over the next two weeks.
Sammy Watkins (foot) DNP on Wednesday 12-07-2016
Sammy Watkins WR BUF
Sammy Watkins (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.
It's not viewed as a setback. According to coach Rex Ryan, Watkins came out of Week 13 feeling better than he did after his Week 12 return. Look for him to return to practice Thursday before playing Sunday.
Robert Woods (knee) back to limited practice 12-07-2016
Robert Woods WR BUF
Robert Woods (knee) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

Sal Capaccio on Twitter
He's missed the past two games after spraining his knee in Week 11. Woods' return will be a boost to the offense with the Bills is must-win mode on the outside looking in at the playoffs. This puts Woods on track for Week 14.
Braxton Miller (shoulder) day to day 12-07-2016
Braxton Miller WR HOU
Braxton Miller (shoulder) is considered day to day.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Dorial Green-Beckham DNP on Wednesday 12-07-2016
Dorial Green-Beckham WR PHI
Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) is not practicing Wednesday.

Jeff McLane on Twitter
DGB took a big hit from Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict in the Week 13 loss and suffered an "oblique contusion." His status for Week 14 is up in the air.
Jordan Matthews expected to play vs. Skins 12-07-2016
Jordan Matthews WR PHI
Jordan Matthews (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.

Jeff McLane on Twitter
Coach Doug Pederson expects Matthews to play against the Redskins after he missed the Week 13 blowout loss to the Bengals. Matthews will have to avoid setbacks, which he was unable to do last week, but he should be fine.
Mathews and J-Matt back at practice Wednesday 12-07-2016
Ryan Mathews RB PHI
Ryan Mathews (knee) returned to practice Wednesday.

Jeff McLane on Twitter
Jordan Matthews (ankle) also returned. Mathews has missed the previous two games with a sprained MCL, but coach Doug Pederson expects him back this week. The Eagles' rushing offense has provided nothing in those two contests as they've been blown out by double-digits in both games.
Report: D-Jax 'intrigued' by return to Eagles 12-07-2016
DeSean Jackson WR WAS
ESPN Eagles reporter Tim McManus reports contract-year WR DeSean Jackson would be "intrigued" by the idea of signing with the Eagles in the offseason.
The Redskins have to be loving all of this talk about one of their players potentially re-joining a division rival as they'e in the thick of the playoff race. But McManus' colleague, Adam Schefter, reported over the weekend that the Eagles are expected to "make a strong push" to bring Jackson back to Philly after he spent his first six years there before being cut by Chip Kelly. Coach Doug Pederson and GM Howie Roseman were in Philly during Jackson's heyday.
Trumaine Johnson likely to shadow Julio Jones 12-07-2016
Julio Jones WR ATL
Julio Jones (toe) will be shadowed by Rams CB Trumaine Johnson in Week 14.
That's if Jones even plays, as he's battling a case of turf toe. Johnson hasn't been asked to shadow No. 1 receivers much this season. The only one he trailed all game was Mike Evans in Week 3, and Evans managed eight catches for 106 yards and one touchdown on 10 targets. Jones will be a WR1.
Falcons add DE Goodman and OL Graf 12-07-2016
Malliciah Goodman DE ATL
Falcons signed DE Malliciah Goodman and OL Kevin Graf. DE Cliff Matthews and C/G Trevor Robinson were waived to make room. Goodman is a former fourth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2013.
Pierre-Paul out 6-8 weeks after sports hernia 12-07-2016
Jason Pierre-Paul DE NYG
Jason Pierre-Paul will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing sports-hernia surgery Tuesday morning.

New York Daily News
ESPN's Ed Werder reported on Tuesday that JPP's initial diagnosis didn't reveal a sports hernia, but that obviously wasn't the case. Dr. William Meyers performed the operation on Tuesday, and Pierre-Paul is likely out for the remainder of the season unless the Giants make it to the conference championship or Super Bowl. Romeo Okwara and Kerry Wynn will fill in in his absence.