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  • Commanders' Jacoby Brissett: Makes team debut

    Brissett recorded no statistics while playing three of the Commanders' 55 snaps on offense in Sunday's 45-15 loss to the Dolphins.

    Brissett had been active for each of Washington's first 12 games, but with starting quarterback Sam Howell playing 100 percent of the snaps in those contests, he didn't get the chance to make his team debut. With Sunday's game devolving into a blowout by the second half, however, Brissett finally took the field for the Commanders' final possession. Though turnovers (14 interceptions, two lost fumbles) and taking sacks (58) have been an issue for Howell through his first 13 starts, head coach Ron Rivera has made no indication that the Commanders plan to make a quarterback change coming out of their Week 14 bye. As a result, Brissett looks poised to remain in a backup role as the season winds down, barring an injury to Howell.

  • Austin Jackson OT | MIA

    Dolphins' Austin Jackson: Inks three-year extension

    The Dolphins signed Jackson to a three-year, $36 million contract extension Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Jackson, a 2020 first-round pick, is in the midst of an impressive 2023 campaign, in which he finally appears to have put it all together on the field after some early-career struggles. The Dolphins declined Jackson's $14.18 million team option for 2024 last offseason, after ankle issues limited him to just three games in 2022, but the right tackle now gets a long-term deal to stay in Miami and safeguard Tua Tagovailoa's blindside.

  • Najee Harris RB | PIT

    Steelers' Najee Harris: Expected to play Thursday

    Harris (knee) is expected to play Thursday night against the Patriots, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Harris, who was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday and Wednesday's practice reports, is officially listed as questionable for the contest, but Pelissero indicates that the running back -- who is managing a knee issue -- is expected to face New England, barring any pre-game setbacks. Either way, official confirmation of Harris' Week 14 status will arrive once the Steelers' inactives are posted ahead of Thursday's 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff.

  • Daniel Jones QB | NYG

    Giants' Daniel Jones: Aiming to return by training camp

    Jones said Wednesday that the surgery on his right knee didn't uncover any additional damage and added that his goal is to be ready to play by training camp next year, Jordan Raanan of reports.

    Jones underwent right knee surgery Nov. 22, and he explained Wednesday that no damage aside from the ACL was discovered during the procedure. That should help to some extent in his desire to be ready to participate by the start of training camp next July, though how he progresses through the rehabilitation process will ultimately determine his return timeline. The Giants gave Jones a four-year, $160 million contract extension this past March with $35.5 million guaranteed for 2024, so he figures to be their starting quarterback next season, though the ACL injury could feasibly cost him to miss some games at the start of the campaign if his recovery goes more slowly than he hopes.

  • Sam Hubbard DE | CIN

    Bengals' Sam Hubbard: Picks up sack in Week 14 win

    Hubbard recorded three tackles (one solo), including a sack, in Thursday's 34-31 overtime victory versus Jacksonville.

    Hubbard helped stall a Jacksonville push for points near the end of the first half with a sack of Trevor Lawrence (ankle) that resulted in a seven-yard loss. It was Hubbard's fifth sack of the campaign and his first since Week 8, though he missed both Week 10 and Week 11 with an ankle injury. The veteran has now registered at least 5.0 sacks in five of his six NFL campaigns.

  • Jordan Battle SAF | CIN

    Bengals' Jordan Battle: Notches first career sack on TNF

    Battle totaled seven tackles (four solo), including one sack, and one pass breakup against Jacksonville in Thursday's 34-31 overtime victory.

    Battle has stepped into a starting role in each of the past three weeks and has at least seven stops in each of those contests. Against the Jaguars on Thursday, he notched his first sack as a pro late in the fourth quarter, bringing down C.J. Beathard on third-and-2 to help limit Jacksonville to a game-tying field goal. Battle's emergence as a near-every-down starter has put him on the radar in IDP fantasy leagues.

  • Devin Lloyd LB | JAC

    Jaguars' Devin Lloyd: Season-high solo tackles in loss

    Lloyd recorded 11 tackles (eight solo) in Monday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Bengals.

    Lloyd remained very active in Week 13, recording at least eight stops for the seventh game in a row, while the eight solo takedowns represent a season-high for him. The linebacker is now up to 88 total tackles while also deflecting seven passes and recovering a fumble over 10 appearances in 2023.

  • Joshua Kelley RB | LAC

    Chargers' Joshua Kelley: Could see increased opportunities

    Coach Brandon Staley said Wednesday that Kelley could see increased opportunities out of the Chargers' backfield, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    "Competition for carries is going to be something that you can see happening," Staley said. "We're going to keep exploring, making adjustments so that we can find that rhythm I've been talking about. That's certainly one way to do it." Austin Ekeler has struggled badly since his Week 6 return from a high-ankle sprain, and he's averaging a career-low 3.5 yards per carry, a full yard below his 2022 average. Kelley has seen just 5.1 carries per game since Ekeler's return, but the Chargers badly need an offensive spark, and it sounds like upping Kelley's usage could be a way to provide one.

  • Germaine Pratt LB | CIN

    Bengals' Germaine Pratt: Tallies 12 tackles Thursday

    Pratt finished Thursday's 34-31 overtime win over the Jaguars with 12 tackles (four solo), including one for loss.

    Pratt was Cincinnati's leading tackler in the overtime victory, logging double-digit stops for the fourth time this season. The fifth-year linebacker is up to 89 total tackles on the campaign, just 10 away of the career-best mark he established last season. Pratt also has two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one sack this year.

  • Josh Allen LB | JAC

    Jaguars' Josh Allen: Interception in loss

    Allen recorded seven tackles (three solo), including 1.5 sacks, while also intercepting a pass and deflecting another in Monday's 34-31 overtime loss to Cincinnati.

    Allen was once again able to get to the quarterback in Week 13, producing at least a half-sack for the third contest in a row. The highlight of the game for him came in the third quarter though, when he was able to intercept a pass thrown by Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd. The interception was only Allen's second of his career through five seasons with Jacksonville.

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