Description: The Giants are going to be without defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul Sunday against the Redskins.
Insight: Pierre-Paul is battling a shoulder injury. It's the first game Pierre-Paul has missed in four NFL seasons. Pierre-Paul recorded 16.5 sacks two seasons ago but is only on pace for three in 2013.
Description: Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali will not return to Sunday's game against San Diego. SOURCE: John Clayton, ESPN
Insight: He suffered an ankle injury in the first half and had to be carted off the field. Hali has been a huge contributor for Kansas City this season with nine sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception in his first 11 games.
Description: Niners linebacker Ahmad Brooks was slapped with a $15,750 fine for his hit on Drew Brees during Sunday's loss to New Orleans. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: The satire website, Sports Pickle, mocked the play with a headline reading "49ers stupidly sack a popular QB late, draw penalty, lose." Sadly, that mock headline wasn't far off from the truth. ESPN analysts Ray Lewis and Tedy Bruschi were so fired up about the controversial play that they offered to cover part of Brooks' fine. Time to ante up, fellas.
Description: The Jets reached a deal with free agent linebacker Jermaine Cunningham on Wednesday.
Insight: This will be the third team Cunningham has been with in the last three months. With just three and a half sacks and two forced fumbles in three seasons, Cunningham probably won't be an every down player for his new team.
Description: According to ProFootballTalk.com, Panthers DE Charles Johnson has been diagnosed with a sprained right MCL and is week-to-week.
Insight: Johnson suffered the injury Monday when he was leg-whipped by Patriots lineman Marcus Cannon. He was able to return to action on the final drive of the game to help Carolina close out a win but is expected to miss Week 12.