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|12/10/2013||Edwin Baker, RB||After releasing quarterback Caleb Hanie, the Cleveland Browns signed running back Edwin Baker off Houston's practice squad.
Analysis: Baker could have a role this week against Chicago because starter Willis McGahee suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter against the Patriots and is following NFL protocol on head injuries.
|12/10/2013||Caleb Hanie, QB||The Browns waived quarterback Caleb Hanie, who backed up starter Jason Campbell on Sunday in New England.
Analysis: Hanie was signed as a free agent last week when Campbell was recovering from a concussion and not a certainty to play. Hanie's release means quarterback Brandon Weeden may be ready to be cleared to return to practice after sustaining a concussion.
|12/10/2013||Ryan Seymour, G||The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday they signed Seymour to a three-year contract as insurance at the left guard position.
Analysis: Starter Mike Iupati missed the past three games with a left knee injury and left tackle Joe Staley has been bothered by an ankle problem. Seymour was surprised by a Monday morning telephone call from his agent, saying he was on his way back to San Francisco.
|12/10/2013||Visanthe Shiancoe, TE||The Tennessee Titans have re-signed offensive lineman Kevin Matthews and have released tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. Both moves were announced Tuesday.
Analysis: The Titans had signed Shiancoe last week. He caught a pair of passes for 2 yards Sunday in a 51-28 loss to the Denver Broncos.
|12/10/2013||Kevin Matthews, C||The Tennessee Titans have re-signed offensive lineman Kevin Matthews and have released tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. Both moves were announced Tuesday.
Analysis: The Titans had waived Matthews on Saturday when they promoted wide receiver Michael Preston from the practice squad. Matthews played 14 games and made two starts for the Titans in 2012. Matthews, the son of Hall of Famer and Titans offensive line coach Bruce Matthews, also appeared in three games and made one start for the Titans in 2010.
|12/10/2013||Charles Clay, TE||In the past four games, Clay has 24 receptions for 294 yards and three scores, increasing his season totals to 60 catches for 678 yards. He has scored a team-high seven touchdowns.
Analysis: With three regular-season games to go, including Sunday against New England, Clay's yardage total is already the second-highest total by a Dolphins tight end. He could surpass Randy McMichael, who had 791 yards on 73 catches in 2004.
|12/10/2013||Jawan Jamison, RB||The Washington Redskins have promoted rookie running back Jawan Jamison to the active roster.
Analysis: The Redskins made the move Tuesday to replace running back Evan Royster. Jamison was taken in the seventh round of the draft. He was cut at the end of preseason and spent the first 14 weeks of the regular season on the practice squad.
|12/10/2013||Chris Pressley, RB||The Bengals have waived fullback Chris Pressley, who was sidelined the entire season by a knee injury.
Analysis: Pressley went on the physically unable to perform list because of a knee injury before training camp began. He recently was cleared to resume practice on a roster exemption, which expired Tuesday.
|12/10/2013||Alshon Jeffery, WR||Jeffery had five catches for 84 yards, including a memorable touchdown grab in a 45-28 win over Dallas on Monday.
Analysis: Jeffery has 75 catches for 1,193 yards with six touchdowns on the season.
|12/10/2013||Brandon Marshall, WR||Marshall had another 100-yard effort with six catches for 100 yards in a 45-28 win over Dallas on Monday.
Analysis: Marshall has four 100-yard games in his last six.
|12/10/2013||Matt Forte, RB||Forte had a huge all-around effort with 175 total yards and a touchdown in a 45-28 win over Dallas on Monday.
Analysis: Forte rushed for 102 yards on 20 carries and had seven catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.
|12/10/2013||DeMarco Murray, RB||Murray rushed for 146 yards on 18 attempts - 8.1 yards per carry - in a 45-28 loss to Chicago on Monday.
Analysis: Murray took advantage of Chicago's weak run defense for his second 100-yard effort of the season.
|12/10/2013||Josh McCown, QB||McCown had another impressive performance for the Bears, completing 27 of 36 passes for 348 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in a 45-28 win over Dallas on Monday.
Analysis: As a starter this season, McCown has connected on 66.5 percent of his attempts for 1,543 yards with 11 touchdowns and one interception.
|12/10/2013||Jonathan Meeks, S||The Buffalo Bills have activated rookie defensive back Jonathan Meeks off the injured reserve/designated for return list.
Analysis: The move on Tuesday came on the first day Meeks was eligible to be activated after missing eight weeks with a sprained right ankle. Meeks was a fifth-round pick out of Clemson, and had appeared in Buffalo's first six games.
|12/10/2013||Brandon Stokley, WR||The Baltimore Ravens have placed wide receiver Brandon Stokley on injured reserve, ending his season.
Analysis: Stokley sustained a concussion in Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. He has had multiple concussions over his 15-year career, and the Ravens determined after testing that the 37-year-old would not be able to return anytime soon.
|12/10/2013||Dimitri Patterson, CB||Patterson has been placed on the reserve-injured list because of a groin injury that has bothered him since September.
Analysis: Patterson played in six games this season and had four interceptions. He aggravated his groin injury during Sunday's win at Pittsburgh.
|12/10/2013||Tyrann Mathieu, S||The Arizona Cardinals have placed rookie defensive back Tyrann Mathieu on injured reserve and promoted safety Curtis Taylor from the practice squad to take the vacant roster spot.
Analysis: Mathieu, the second-leading tackler on the team, tore ligaments in his left knee in Sunday's 30-10 victory over St. Louis and will undergo surgery next week. No timetable was announced, but coach Bruce Arians says the recovery period will be "a long one."
|12/9/2013||Marques Colston, WR||Colston set season highs with nine receptions, 125 yards and two TDs on Sunday against the Panthers.
Analysis: This is just the second time Colston has topped 100 receiving yards this season.
|12/9/2013||Jimmy Graham, TE||Graham had six catches for 58 yards and two TDs against Panthers on Sunday.
Analysis: He has five TDs in the last three games.
|12/9/2013||Drew Brees, QB||Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns and New Orleans beat Carolina 31-13 on Sunday night to regain sole possession of first place in the NFC South and snap the Panthers' winning streak at eight games.
Analysis: Brees became the fifth quarterback to eclipse 50,000 career yards passing.
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