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    • Sat, Oct 25, 3:39am

      Gordy will likely have a more limited role Sunday against Pittsburgh with Darius Butler probable to return with an ankle injury

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      Analysis: Gordy played well as Indy's nickelback with Gordy out, so it's possible the two could split playing time. However, more likely Gordon sees a sharp reduction in snaps.

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    • Sat, Oct 25, 3:37am

      Butler was a full participant in practice Friday and is listed as probable against Pittsburgh.

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      Analysis: Butler will likely return to his nickelback role with Josh Gordy seeing fewer snaps as a result.

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    • Fri, Oct 24, 6:32pm

      Butler could see additional playing time moving forward, CSNBayArea.com reports. "To get him more involved offensively, we probably have to look at where some of the other plays are," interim coach Tony Sparano said. "We tried to get [Kenbrell Thompkins] involved, so his play count was up a little bit higher. We probably have to spread that out a little bit more within that group."

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      Analysis: Butler played a mere 11 snaps against Arizona, four of which were rushing plays, a week after catching three passes for 64 yards and a touchdown against San Diego. He made the most of his lone target, however, hauling in a 55-yard catch that set up the team's only touchdown, the longest reception of his young career. It led Browns coach Mike Pettine to say, unprompted, that Butler "jumps off the tape" and that he's "a major threat" when the ball's in his hands, though it doesn't sound like the Raiders plan to increase Butler's role dramatically in the weeks ahead. Rather, it seems he will just take away some snaps from Thompkins, who was on the field for 30 plays last week.

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    • Fri, Oct 24, 5:37pm

      The Raiders would like to get Jones-Drew more involved, CSNBayArea.com reports. "We need to get [Jones-Drew] more snaps," interim coach Tony Sparano said. "I think the plan is to try to get him involved a little bit more if we can do that now. One of the things we have to do is in order to get people more snaps, we have to play more snaps."

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      Analysis: Sparano said something similar earlier this month, but Jones-Drew has touched the ball just eight times in two games since. Thus, it's hard to know how much to read into these comments, but it does sound like the team would, ideally, get Jones-Drew some more reps as a way to keep Darren McFadden fresh and perhaps spark its last-ranked rushing offense. McFadden is likely to continue seeing the bulk of the work.

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    • Fri, Oct 24, 4:01pm

      Although Griffin (ankle) was a limited practice participant Friday, Washington still plans to start Colt McCoy against Dallas on Monday, the Washington Post reports.

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      Analysis: Griffin's return is likely imminent regardless of whether McCoy plays well against Dallas on Monday, but for now it does appear that McCoy will at least get Monday's game for an extended audition. Unfortunately for Griffin owners and those looking to stream McCoy this week, the situation might not get conclusively settled until Monday.

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    • Fri, Oct 24, 3:52pm

      Thomas (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Scott Brown of ESPN reports.

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      Analysis: With Thomas and Ike Taylor out, the Steelers will be fairly short-handed in the secondary when they take on Andrew Luck. This is a result of a hamstring that will probably continue to nag Thomas for a while, as he had been limited in practice all week.

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    • Fri, Oct 24, 3:50pm

      Johnson (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

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      Analysis: Johnson is having the best IDP season of his career so far, totaling 36 tackles and two interceptions in six games, but he figures to see his opportunities lessened in the upcoming games as Tyrann Mathieu (knee) reaches full health and rookie first-round pick Deone Bucannon catches up to the speed of the NFL game.

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    • Fri, Oct 24, 3:49pm

      Rucker (calf) is probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

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      Analysis: Rucker will be ready to play Sunday, but he's far off the IDP radar these days.

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    • Fri, Oct 24, 3:47pm

      Ellington (foot) is probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

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      Analysis: After dealing with sore ribs in Week 7, it's worth noting that the Cardinals listed him on the Week 8 injury report with a foot issue only, implying the ribs are no longer a problem. Ellington practiced all week, including a full practice Friday, so the explosive runner is ready to go against a Philadelphia squad allowing 4.1 yards per carry on the year.

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    • Fri, Oct 24, 3:44pm

      Glennon is expected to start against Minnesota on Sunday even if Josh McCown (thumb) plays, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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      Analysis: McCown was listed as a full practice participant Friday, so his return could be near. With that said, Glennon has probably demonstrated his superiority as a player by this point, and it looks like it would take a poor performance or injury for Glennon to find the bench in the foreseeable future.

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