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Week 4 Players in the News


The Latest News

Quarterback

*** Friday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) has become comfortable in the new offense, and he has worked efficiently in the no-huddle. In Week 4 against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Sept. 25, Manning was 20-for-27 on throws 10 yards or shorter, and all four of his touchdown passes came on such passes. "Yes, starting to like the offense," Manning said. "It's fun. Each week we have some new things and different plays that will work. I think everybody, offensive linemen, receivers, are starting to feel the tempo of things and see what we can do in this offense. We just have to keep working." Head coach Tom Coughlin and offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo have successfully tailored their offense to fit their personnel.

*** Friday Update *** QB Geno Smith (NYJ) won't be benched after an inconsistent start to the season, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. However, Mornhinweg admitted that the team may need to scale back the offensive game plan because he "put too much on (Smith's) plate." Mornhinweg continued, "We need to develop Geno. Listen, Geno is going to be just fine. ... To be great, in many cases, you have to go through some failures -- and sometimes it's on a Monday night." Smith already has five turnovers in three games, and he had two costly turnovers in the team's Week 3 loss. Mornhinweg said he needs to put Smith in better positions, especially in the red zone. The Jets went away from the run in the red zone Monday night and relied too much on Smith's arm.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kirk Cousins (WAS) completed 19 of his 33 pass attempts for 257 yards and had one touchdown and four interceptions Thursday, Sept. 25. He also lost a fumble. It was not a good night for Cousins, and so much for those speculating that he's a better fit for the Jay Gruden offense. Robert Griffin III is still at least a few weeks away from returning, but he may now come back to his starting role. If Cousins continues to struggle, then there is no quarterback controversy in Washington.

*** Friday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) could return as the team's backup If Kirk Cousins plays well in the coming weeks, and according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the team believes that Griffin is a "team guy" and would accept a backup role. Of course, with the way Cousins played in the second half Thursday night, this might not be an issue.

Running Back

*** Friday Update *** RB Antone Smith (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. According to Joe Person, of the Charlotte Observer, Stewart "didn't look particularly spry." Person said he would "still be surprised" if Stewart plays in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fozzy Whittaker (CAR) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) is frustrated his performance early this season. He currently has a 3.2 yards per carry average and has 54 rushing yards on 25 carries in the last two weeks. "It is frustrating, especially during the game because it's not because we are not calling runs," Forte said. "We are calling runs."

*** Friday Update *** RB Joique Bell (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Toby Gerhart (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Will Taufoou (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (KC) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (KC) suffered a torn Achilles in the team's practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeAnthony Thomas (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (MIA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Erik Lorig (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) said he will be a more efficient rusher if he receives more carries per game, but he said he isn't going to complain to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. "It's still early," Johnson said. "I know what Marty wants to do, and I know what this offense wants to do. We want to run the ball. I don't think it's time right now to go in there and talk to Marty and try to tell him what he needs to do."

*** Friday Update *** RB Dri Archer (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

Wide Receiver

*** Friday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) said he focused on strengthening his quadriceps while rehabbing his broken foot and has noticed a difference on the field this year. "I can get in and out of my cuts easier because my quads are very strong now," Jones said. "Last year, I wasn't as strong. I was using more of my hamstrings. Now I'm able to explode out of cuts and therefore get separation from DBs."

*** Friday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Robert Woods (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jarrett Boykin (GB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Allen Hurns (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cordarrelle Patterson (MIN) had three carries for 102 rushing yards and a touchdown in Week 1, but he has just one carry since then - a reverse that lost seven yards. With RB Adrian Peterson not around, though, Patterson hasn't asked to be more involved in the running game. "I trust everything coach Norv Turner is doing and the offensive staff," Patterson said. "When my time comes, my time is going to come and I'll be ready for it." Turner said the New Orleans Saints matched their best cornerback, Keenan Lewis, on Patterson and limited him to four catches for 61 yards. Turner wants to find more opportunities for Patterson, but he also wants to keep the offense balanced without Peterson.

*** Friday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Decker (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. Decker said he definitely expects to play in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions. He said this week is night and day compared to last week.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Huff (PHI) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordan Matthews (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Keenan Allen (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

Tight End

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Gavin Escobar (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joseph Fauria (DET) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Clay Harbor (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Mickey Shuler (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Charles Clay (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE James Casey (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ladarius Green (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Johnson (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Davis said he will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 4 game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vance McDonald (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Taylor Thompson (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Niles Paul (WAS) suffered a concussion during the team's Week 4 game Thursday, Sept. 25. He caught three passes for 60 yards before departing with the injury.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) is improving and has a change to play in the team's Week 5 game, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Reed will still be a high risk of re-injury or limited effectiveness against the Seahawks next week, so if you are relying on Reed and Niles Paul at tight end, you need to make an alternate plan for Week 5.

Kicker

Offensive Line

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Eugene Monroe will not play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Chris Williams did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week. Cyril Richardson is expected to start at left guard.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Garry Williams did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) C/G Roberto Garza will not play this week.

G Matt Slauson will not play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T LaAdrian Waddle partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Ben Jones practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Joe Reitz practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Hugh Thornton did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Austin Pasztor practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Branden Albert partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

C Mike Pouncey partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this week.

G Shelley Smith will not play this week.

G Billy Turner partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Willie Colon practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

C Dalton Freeman practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) C Jason Kelce will not play this week.

T Matt Tobin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Ramon Foster partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C/G Rich Ohrnberger did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Anthony Davis partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

C Marcus Martin will not play this week.

Defensive Line

Linebacker

Defensive Back

General Team News

*** Friday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) P Shane Lechler did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.


All the news

Quarterback

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) said the nerve in his shoulder feels better, and he expects to play in Week 5 after the bye week. He expects to throw this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) The Bengals remain unlikely to trade Carson Palmer this season despite the injuries to quarterbacks around the NFL.

*** Friday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and was added to the injury report as questionable to play in Week 4 with a sore throwing elbow. However, he says he'll play Sunday. "Carson has told us he's going to be ready to play, but he developed some carryover soreness from last week's game," said HC Marvin Lewis. "We are backing him off a little in practice today, so he has to be listed on the report."

*** Friday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Dennis Dixon (BUF) Steelers will place Dennis Dixon on Injured Reserve, which will end his 2010 season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Friday Update *** QB Dennis Dixon (BUF) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Dennis Dixon (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

QB Dennis Dixon (BUF) is expected to miss up to six weeks, but the team does not plan on putting him on the Injured Reserve list, according to The Associated Press.

QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Kevin Kolb will continue to be the starting quarterback until John Skelton is completely recovered from his ankle injury.

*** Friday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday. Manuel said he's fine for Week 4 against the Houston Texans.

QB Kyle Orton (BUF) does not need to be looking over his shoulder. According to coach Lovie Smith, the only way we'll see backup Jeff Blake is if Orton is injured. "Jeff will play when there's an injury," Smith said. "Kyle is our quarterback. He's going to get all the reps. He's not looking over his shoulder."

QB Tyler Thigpen (BUF) HC Herm Edwards said Tuesday that he's thinking about starting veteran Damon Huard at quarterback in week four against Denver. Edwards was somewhat noncommittal, as he said that he is "leaning" toward starting Huard. Brodie Croyle most likely won't play until October 19, when the Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans.

QB Derek Anderson (CAR) needs to be more consistent, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. "Obviously I think Derek needs to improve," Whisenhunt said. "That's something he would tell you. I think he played a little better in the second half. He missed some plays in the first half that we have to improve on. We can't leave them on the field. But the thing I like about Derek, he seems to make plays, especially later in the game, that are big plays for us. ... We've got to get more consistent play out of Derek, but I think that's a process we have to go through." Whisenhunt also said Arizona needs to capitalize when big plays come up. In Week 3, Anderson rushed a throw to WR Larry Fitzgerald, who was covered by a linebacker, that could have resulted in a big play. Anderson completed 12 of his 26 passes for 122 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Week 3.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CAR) Mary Kay Cabot, from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Derek Anderson will replace Brady Quinn as the starting quarterback Sunday against the Bengals, coach Eric Mangini announced today. Mangini said "giving Derek the opportunity is something I think will help us offensively." He said Anderson's performance on third down Sunday in Baltimore - including 3-of-4 on a field goal drive - helped him clinch the job. He said he needs to improve on throwing interceptions, after throwing three in Baltimore.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CAR) will in fact start at quarterback against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, and Brady Quinn will be ready to play, HC Romeo Crennel announced today. Crennel declined to get into specifics of how and why the decision was made. Anderson is 3-5 over his last eight starts, but Crennel said Monday that his performance had a lot to do with the inconsistencies and injuries on the offense as a whole.

QB Derek Anderson (CAR) acknowledged after Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens that he's fighting for his starting job. "I'm not going to say I'm not [fighting for it], because I'm not playing good," Anderson said. "I've just got to keep playing. I'll continue to work and I'll come through it and be fine, but I've got to continue to get better." Coach Romeo Crennel made it clear Sunday everyone's job is on the line after tumbling to 0-3. "I told the guys we're going to look at everybody in every position, and then we're going to do what we think is the best and try to improve this team," said Crennel. Even the quarterback? "I said all positions," he said. On Monday, Crennel said Anderson would start in Week 4 but backup Brady Quinn would get more reps during this week’s practice.

QB Cam Newton (CAR) The Panthers are reportedly "privately concerned" about the mental makeup of Cam Newton after he pouted on the sidelines after being pulled from a Week 3 loss to the New York Giants. Newton has put in time with a "mind coach" to help him adjust to the expectations that have been put upon him.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) worked with the second team in Wednesday’s practice. The team still plans to start Brooks Bollinger this week but we look for Testaverde to be the starter sooner rather than later.

QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) signed with the Jets today. Brooks Bollinger is set to start this week but we look for Testaverde to be the guy there sooner rather than later. Said coach Herman Edwards, "He's a veteran guy, that's why he's been in the league for so long. He has a gift. He still has the ability. Vinny can get up at three in the morning and still throw one out, can cut as good as anybody in the League. He can do that. It is just the way, he's born that way. It's just something that he can do."

QB Jimmy Clausen (CHI) fumbled three times and threw one interception in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, reports CarolinaGrowl.com's Steve Reed. Clausen mishandled one exchange with C Ryan Kalil, and he tried putting a glove on his left hand to help with his grip, something he did at Notre Dame in bad weather. However, Clausen still fumbled another snap and missed on a hand-off to RB Mike Goodson. His problems with the snap go back to training camp. Despite the turnovers, head coach John Fox saw some positives in Clausen's debut. "I thought he spit the ball out pretty quick and he was cognizant of some of the assignments as far as identification (and reads) he did pretty well. All in all he did pretty well in that area," Fox said. "We need to work on, not just him, but center-quarterback exchange --- that would be a big one."

QB Jay Cutler (CHI) is not happy with how unbalanced the team's offense has been over the last two games. "We're 0-2 doing this, so it's not looking very good," Cutler said. The Bears rushed just 12 times for 13 yards in Week 3, their lowest rushing total since at least 1960. Cutler, meanwhile, threw 37 passes in the game. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz called 43 pass plays and only nine running plays in Week 3. A week earlier, Martz called 52 passes and 11 runs in a loss to the New Orleans Saints.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Jay Cutler (CHI) will return to the site of his high school championship Sunday. Cutler, nursing a hurt ankle, made it clear he expects to play Sunday. "Everything is fine," Cutler said. "I'll probably be a little sore on Wednesday, but it should be fine. I should be able to get a full week in." He suffered his ankle injury in the fourth quarter Sunday and stayed in the game, but appeared to be limping slightly. He received treatment Monday, and he didn't appear to be favoring the leg. Cutler has no intention of missing his first NFL game in his home state.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CIN) Patriots.com is reporting cornerbacks Leigh Bodden (groin) and rookie Ras-I Dowling (hip), will not be available to the Patriots in Oakland on Sunday. That's great news for Oakland as New England's already soft pass defense will be even weaker.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Andy Dalton (CIN) Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said Andy Dalton may have to run a little more on third downs if there is a chance to get a first down with his feet. He has ran only once on third down this season.

QB Brian Hoyer (CLE) Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said he will wait on naming a starting quarterback for the team's Week 4 game. Chudzinski wants to get updates on Brandon Weeden's thumb, watch game film, and coach his players before making a decision.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) is expected to be the primary backup quarterback for Week 4. Young said he is completely healthy from the hamstring injury that held him out for two weeks.

QB Vince Young (CLE) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Vince Young is ready if needed in Week 4. "He's back to where he should be able to play if he's called on," Reid said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Vince Young (CLE) Owner Bud Adams said on Sunday he has no doubt Vince Young will succeed in the NFL. He reiterated that using the team's first pick of the 2006 draft on Young wasn't a mistake. "No, no," Adams said as he left after the Titans defeated the Texans. "It has been a terrible thing, what he's been going through. But I still think he is going to be a great one. Down the years I think we'll be glad to have him. He'll bounce back. He's liable to be playing here 15 years."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) will get his first NFL start Sunday. Kerry Collins moves to the #2 QB and Young gets his shot as the starter.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) LB Keith Bullock said if given the choice, he’d rather see rookie QB Vince Young under center, citing his young energy as something the reeling Titans (0-3) are in desperate need of. “I don’t think (Kerry Collins will) be here next year, and I know Vince Young is the No. 3 pick,” Bullock said. HC Jeff Fisher declined to comment how much or how little Young will play this week versus the Dallas Cowboys.

QB Brooks Bollinger (DAL) is set to start for week four, but the team doesn't sound too confident. We expect Vinny Testaverde to be the guy soon. Said coach Herman Edwards, "Well, the plan right now is for Brooks Bollinger to be the starter (in week four). That's the plan. We'll see where Brooks is at. We'll wait and see. You got to let the poor guy play, see what he can do."

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Tony Romo (DAL) received two pain-killing injections prior to the team's Week 3 game. The second injection, received just prior to the game, worked well enough to get Romo through the game.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) Clarence E. Hill, Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams said he appreciates Tony Romo as a leader. Williams credited Romo for keeping the offense's spirits high during Week 3, even though the unit struggled at times. "We had some tough times, some tough drives and he could have went into the tank. If he goes into the tank, this whole offense is going into the tank. He stood in there, held his head high, even though we had all the penalties and we were punting every series it felt like. He stayed in there and led this team down the football field and I really appreciate that out of a guy like that," Williams said. "That's what I think a leader is. I could care less about guys who are rah-rah all day long. Show me on the football field. He doesn't say anything. He doesn't have to say anything. All his stuff is on the football field."

*** Friday Update *** QB Brandon Weeden (DAL) is out for this weekend's game. Weeden threw the football around Friday, Sept. 27, for the first time since spraining his right thumb. He threw the ball 40 times and also threw a baseball and softball Thursday, Sept. 26. Weeden said he's made a quick recovery but doesn't have a timetable for when he can play again.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brandon Weeden (DAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brandon Weeden (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brandon Weeden (DAL) is out for Week 4. He hopes to begin throwing later this week.

QB Brandon Weeden (DAL) was inaccurate in Week 3, according to head coach Pat Shurmur. "I think we had guys open. Again, everything's coordinated, so he can throw in rhythm," Shurmur said. "He had some inaccurate throws in my opinion."

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 12 touchdown passes in the first three games of the season after putting up an 86.5 completion percentage in the Week 3 win over the Oakland Raiders Monday, Sept. 23. The Broncos have scored 127 points and put up 1,460 yards in three weeks, which are the second- and fourth-best marks in history. Manning was 32-for-37 for 374 yards and three touchdowns against the Raiders.

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) threw for 330 yards in Week 3, setting the NFL record for most 300-yard passing games for a career with 64.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) is out for this weekend's game. Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said the team is holding out hope that Peyton Manning will be able to return before the end of the season. "There may be a possibility, a chance that he might recover soon enough to give us a little help somewhere down the road," Caldwell said.

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) Colts will not place Peyton Manning on Injured Reserve because he still has an outside chance at returning this season. "He's exercising. He's doing a lot more than he did a week ago. The bottom line is nothing has changed and he will have some examinations and tests down the line, quite a little while from now. It's not imminent," vice chairman Bill Polian said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. He's on track to start against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) did not practice on Wednesday. Although he looked fine walking to the practice. DetroitLions.com reported, "Stafford did not seem to be favoring the leg at all and was walking normally as he walked out to practice with a backward baseball cap on."

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) said following Week 3 he is unsure if he has a right hamstring or glute injury. Stafford said the injury started to bother him this past week in practice and flared up during the game. He will have an MRI Monday, Sept. 24. "It's something that has been bothering me all week," Stafford said. "I kind of felt it a couple of plays during the game. I tried to sit on a heat pack to try to keep it loose and warm. On that last play, trying to go after that guy. I couldn't turn it on. I felt like if I tried to turn it on, it would have been a lost worse than it is." Lions WR Nate Burleson said he expects Stafford to be ready for the team's Week 4 game. If he is not ready, Burleson said he everyone saw what Shaun Hill could come in and do.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) has been removed from the injury/practice report and will start as normal this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

Stafford said Thursday he is on schedule in the rehab from his shoulder injury but that there is no timetable for his return, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. He said he has not had any setbacks but does not want to return until he is close to 100 percent healthy.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) is getting closer to a return to action and plans on throwing the ball in practice this week, according to the Detroit Free Press' Carlos Monarrez. "They've told me that I need to try to do some light throwing this week and see how it feels, and I'll kind of take it from there," Stafford said. "I'll throw a little bit probably tomorrow or the next day and see how it feels." He has lightly juggled a football during practice since his injury, and he has shown range of motion in his shoulder. "For me it's a whole new process. I've never really injured my throwing arm or anything like that. So I'm just taking it step by step, just trying to do what the doctors are telling me to do to get back as soon as I can."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Brooks (FA) will not play this weekend.

QB Aaron Brooks (FA) will miss another week with his rotator cuff injury.

*** Friday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 4. Coach Steve Spagnuolo said that if Bulger dresses for the game, it will be as the third quarterback.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) did not practice on Thursday. He is holding out hope he can be ready for Sunday. "I know we wanted to shut him down today, that was the game plan so as not to aggravate it," coach Spagnuolo said of Bulger. "I think after he gets his treatment and gets here in the morning then we'll make another assessment."

Bulger believes there's a chance he could be ready, although he judged it wouldn't have been pretty if he'd attempted to throw Wednesday.

"It would have to be a major improvement, but I'm taking it day by day," Bulger said. "I think doing anything right now, at least today, would set me back to Sunday again.

"I'm trying to get it healthy as quick as I can, and if I can go I'm going to go."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Marc Bulger (FA) Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports additional tests show that Marc Bulger has a bruised rotator cuff and no serious damage. Bulger's status for Week 4 is uncertain.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) HC Scott Linehan said there is no timetable on the team's switch from Marc Bulger to Trent Green as its starting quarterback. "We're just concerned about this game," Linehan said. "There is no, 'This is for how many games.' This is for Buffalo. It wouldn't make much sense to look further beyond this Sunday." Bulger left the locker room without talking to the media.

QB Marc Bulger (FA) The Rams have benched Marc Bulger and will replace him with Trent Green this week against Buffalo. Word is that it was completely HC Scott Linehan's decision.

*** Friday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. He says the rib injury is not holding him back on game day. "It bothers me a little bit during the week. But game day, there's ways to correct that, and we have." Bulger said. "I dealt with (bad ribs) last year as well. If I knew they were broke the first week, or they were broke now, it honestly hasn't changed my treatment. It doesn't change how I feel. There's a lot worse things. I could be over in Iraq right now. Two broken ribs isn't the end of the world."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Marc Bulger (FA) OC Greg Olson revealed on Monday that Marc Bulger played in Week 3 with two broken ribs. Playing without his long time left tackle and now without RB Steven Jackson won't help anything.

*** Friday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) practiced on Friday and will start as normal in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured ribs.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to start as normal in week four despite his sore ribs.

*** Friday Update *** QB David Carr (FA) looks like he'll get the start this week. Jake Delhomme isn't giving up yet saying it's still possible he could be ready but that doesn't look likely. Most expect Carr to get the start.

*** Thursday Update *** QB David Carr (FA) may get an opportunity to start this weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he's looking forward to the opportunity. "It's a good opportunity if I'm given the chance (Sunday). Hopefully, we can get out there and perform just like we have the first few weeks. Let Jake (Delhomme) recover and do whatever he has to do to get back. I'll be ready to go. You kind of miss it (starting). Those three weeks of standing there watching made me miss the competition and being out there with the guys. You miss hitting plays or missing plays."

*** Thursday Update *** QB David Carr (FA) will have a new offensive coordinator this week. Chris Palmer was fired during the bye week and replaced with offensive line coach Joe Pendry. Look for a slightly more conservative approach with Pendry.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brodie Croyle (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) According to HC Lane Kiffin, the team will start veteran Daunte Culpepper this Sunday at Miami, Culpepper's former team. Josh McCown is sidelined with a broken toe. "Josh did not practice. He'll be out for the game," Kiffin said. "(He) can't go. Daunte will start; Andrew (Walter) will be No. 2; JaMarcus (Russell) will be No. 3."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) took the bulk of first-team snaps in Wednesday’s practice in preparation for Sunday's game at Miami. He will reportedly start for the team in week four.

QB Rohan Davey (FA) has been signed by the team as a backup to Josh McCown with Kurt Warner injured.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play in Week 4. However, HC Eric Mangini reiterated Friday that he "fully expects" Brett Favre to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Favre, who was limping noticeably Wednesday, only had a slight limp today while he was jogging from drill-to-drill.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Favre said the ankle "feels better," adding, "How it will affect me during the course of the week or Sunday remains to be seen." Favre was noticeably limping Wednesday.

QB Brett Favre (FA) said he rolled his ankle and said he'll likely be in pain for a few days. "I rolled my ankle early in the third quarter," Favre said. "I'm sure it'll feel terrible tonight. But we just did some X-rays on it and I think they're OK." On Tuesday, HC Eric Mangini says he expects Favre to play in Week 4. "Brett usually plays," Mangini said, "and I would anticipate the same."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) implied that they'll be throwing the ball early and often against the Vikings defense. "We're not going to completely abandon the run game, but we're not stupid, either," Favre said. "We're not just going to go out there and just pound it. It would be three-and-out every drive."

*** Friday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jay Fiedler (FA) may be able to return to action this season, but the status of his shoulder is still very much in question.

QB Jay Fiedler (FA) will likely miss the remainder of the season with an injured shoulder.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (FA) could be inactive in the team's Week 4 game. The agent for Freeman said the quarterback would consider renegotiating his contract to put himself in the best position possible for a potential trade. "Under the right circumstances we'd consider putting Josh into the best situation," agent Erik Burkhardt said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (FA) reportedly would welcome a trade after he was demoted to the backup quarterback role behind Mike Glennon this week. However, Freeman will be a tough piece to move given his current contract, and a trade might not be realistic unless another team's quarterback goes down with an injury. Freeman has $6.44 million remaining on his contract.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (FA) The Buccaneers have benched Josh Freeman in favor of Mike Glennon. The team is reportedly willing to trade Freeman if another team needs a quarterback before the trading deadline.

QB Josh Freeman (FA) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano confirmed that Josh Freeman is still the team's starting quarterback and will get the start in Week 4.

QB Trent Green (FA) The Rams have benched Marc Bulger and will replace him with Trent Green this week against Buffalo. Word is that it was completely HC Scott Linehan's decision.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Trent Green (FA) says the severe concussion that left him unconscious on Sept. 10 will keep him sidelined at least two more weeks. Green said that being back by October 8th would not "be reasonable." "They're going to want me to practice at least some prior to that point. I know I won't practice this week. It remains to be seen if I'm going to do any next week. So considering by that point in time I will have missed three weeks, to all of a sudden practice and play in one week, that would be reaching."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Green (FA) is still out but will return sometime this season, according to head coach Herman Edwards and president/general manager Carl Peterson.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brian Griese (FA) was excused from some of Wednesday’s practice.

QB Brian Griese (FA) has been moved into the starting line-up in place of the ineffective Rex Grossman.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kelly Holcomb (FA) According to HC Brad Childress, Kelly Holcomb will make his second consecutive start Sunday against Green Bay. "Holcomb has been taking most of the reps and Tarvaris (Jackson) is questionable," Childress said. "You can draw your own logical conclusions from that."

QB Jon Kitna (FA) will be evaluated this week after suffering a sprained knee at the end of yesterday's loss to the 49ers. "That's all I have right as of this moment," HC Rod Marinelli said of Kitna. "Knee sprain and they're going to evaluate as it goes."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Leinart (FA) is still confident he will hang onto the job. "The no-huddle offense (which Warner ran) was just one part of the team's attack," Leinart said. "I'm not worried about what anyone else is saying. I know that this is my team. I know I'm the quarterback of this team. I'm competitive. I'm not just going to throw in the towel and give in to what everyone is saying. I'm going to go out there, work harder. If you're saying it motivates me, maybe, maybe not. I'm going to go out there and be the player I know I can be, and it starts this week."

*** Friday Update *** QB Jared Lorenzen (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jared Lorenzen (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jared Lorenzen (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Mauck (FA) has been moved from the practice squad to the active roster. Apparently, the Jets were interested in acquiring Mauck, so Tennessee made the move in order to retain his rights.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) Vikings quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson is working with Donovan McNabb on timing and throwing on balance from the start of his throwing motion to the finish. McNabb is just 9-for-24 on third-down passing attempts and doesn't have a pass longer than 42 yards. The staff is working "to make sure that we're launching the football from the right point, we're taking the proper drops, that our feet are where they need to be."

QB Donovan McNabb (FA) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday, Sept. 26, that the team will look into what they're doing with Donovan McNabb's mechanics given his accuracy on throws has become an issue.

QB Donovan McNabb (FA) Geoff Mosher, of the News Journal, reports Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Donovan McNabb is still mending from a fractured rib injury and will continue to throw footballs during the bye week. Reid said McNabb was still feeling tightness in the rib area made no guarantee that McNabb would start following the bye.

*** Friday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 4. HC Andy Reid said McNabb was able to make all the necessary throws in practice without any restrictions and had been preparing for the game through study and observation when he was sidelined earlier in the week. Reid added that he did not think McNabb would have to wear any extra padding or protection around the injury, and seemed confident that his quarterback would be able to go. "He felt good," Reid said. "We'll see how he does here, but during the practice he felt good."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) did not practice due to a chest contusion and general soreness. McNabb could return to practice Thursday, but he is "beaten up."

QB Donovan McNabb (FA) HC Andy Reid said on Monday that he thought that Donovan McNabb would be ready for the Bears next Sunday night. "Do I think he'll be sore this week? Yeah," Reid said. "He's sore today and I think he'll get progressively better as the week goes on. He's got a contusion on his upper chest."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) has improved each day according to coach Andy Reid. He will start as normal. "It looks like he's gotten a little bit better each day," Reid said after Friday's practice. "He ran around pretty good today. He's a pretty tough guy," Reid said. "Players like to play, and that's how he is. You see that a lot with offensive and defensive linemen. When they're banged up they don't say much and just sort of move on. And he kind of conducts himself like an offensive or defensive lineman."

*** Friday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to start in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to start as normal in week four despite his assortment of injuries.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) does have a sports hernia, but he is expected to play through the injury. Head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said McNabb has a chronic lower abdominal strain, but noted: “this is something you can play with.” McNabb took part in Wednesday's morning walk-through and said afterward that he's confident in his abilities to lead the team. “I don't have any concerns right now,” McNabb said. “It's one of those things where you have to realize some days you'll feel fine and some days you won't.”

McNabb will eventually need surgery to correct the sports hernia but plans to wait until the season is over as he obviously does not want to miss the two to three months it would take to recover.

QB Donovan McNabb (FA) has a shin contusion to add to his long list of injuries. Along with the shin, he's battling the abdominal strain (which may be a possible sports hernia) as well as the chest bruise. He's expected to battle through these injuries and start this week.

*** Friday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Steve McNair (FA) HC Brian Billick was asked about his decision to pull starting QB Steve McNair in favor of backup Kyle Boller in the fourth quarter on Sunday. Billick revealed that McNair had "tweaked" the sore groin that he injured in the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Billick anticipated that McNair's groin would get stronger this week, but made it clear that he would have no reservations pulling McNair for Boller again.

*** Friday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four despite being listed as questionable with a sore foot. Said coach Jeff Fisher, "He got through yesterday. We didn’t have a problem with him yesterday. He is fine."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) partially participated in Thursday’s practice to give his sore foot some more rest. He is expected to start as normal in week four. "I just wanted to rest it for a day (Wednesday). I came out there, did something today and felt pretty good. Tomorrow I'll do more, probably all the team (drills). I just wanted to rest. I didn't want to take a chance of going out and getting it even more sore," McNair said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) rested his foot on Wednesday but is expected to start as normal in week four. Said coach Jeff Fisher, "Steve has a sore foot. We held him out today. I think he'll practice tomorrow."

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Plummer (FA) formally agreed to a plea deal Friday after being accused of damaging the license plate holder of another driver during a road rage incident. Plummer accepted deferred prosecution, which means he won't be charged with wrongdoing if he stays out of trouble for the next nine months. His lawyer, Harvey Steinberg paid a total of $76 in restitution and court fees.

*** Friday Update *** QB Terrelle Pryor (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Pryor increased his workload in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Washington Redskins. Head coach Dennis Allen said he's happy with Pryor's progress and isn't ruling him out just yet. Pryor has been cleared to play, as well. Pryor has passed all the league-mandated tests for concussions and will be tested one more time Saturday, Sept. 28. If he checks out, he will play Sunday, Sept. 29.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Terrelle Pryor (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Pryor "is unlikely to play Sunday vs. Washington, per sources."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Terrelle Pryor (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Terrelle Pryor (FA) Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday, Sept. 24, that the team will prepare for Terrelle Pryor (concussion) and Matt Flynn being the starter for the Week 4 game against the Washington Redskins.

QB Terrelle Pryor (FA) was diagnosed with a concussion in Week 3. His status for Week 4 is unknown.

*** Friday Update *** QB John Skelton (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB John Skelton (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB John Skelton (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (FA) The much-publicized billboards asking for the Denver Broncos to start Tim Tebow over Kyle Orton at quarterback are up. Head coach John Fox was asked Thursday, Sept. 29, what he thought of them. "I'm sure there's a lot of billboards. I just don't get downtown much," Fox said.

QB Tim Tebow (FA) Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said Tim Tebow will not be used as a short-yardage running back despite the team's struggles in the running game, according to Lindsay H. Jones, of The Denver Post. "We're not going to do that in short yardage," McDaniels said. "People who mention that, I don't know, that's ridiculous." The Broncos haven't discarded the 'Tebow Package' pages from their playbook, but McDaniels appears to have no plans to use Tebow in place of a tailback.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) After his successful stint on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, veteran Kurt Warner will continue to play in the Cardinals' no-huddle offense, which was wildly successful against the supposedly elite Ravens' defense. Meanwhile, QB Matt Leinart will try to get up to speed as a starter. Warner was as upbeat as ever in talking about his new role, while acknowledging his status as a backup quarterback who figures to play regularly is a little bit weird. "Yeah, it is a little bit weird and yet 'Why Not?'," Warner said. "It might be a fun way and a great way for us to be successful and change things up, like throwing a righty or a lefty at somebody."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) HC Dennis Green tried to explain how a report had surfaced that he had decided to bench Warner in favor of the rookie Leinart and his subsequent decision to release a statement Tuesday that Warner was still the starter. While an admittedly impatient Green may have been ready to bench Warner in the immediate aftermath of the quarterback's mistake-filled game against St. Louis, the coach had thought better of it by Tuesday. "I can be emotional, but not in my decision-making," Green said after Wednesday's practice. "I've got too much experience for that. So I felt that Kurt Warner is still the right guy and the best guy. I think he's the best quarterback on this team." Warner acknowledged it had been a tough couple of days since Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Rams. "Obviously it's really hard on my family and that's what I worry about more than anything," he said. "They hear a lot of that stuff, and you don't know what to believe, and your kids hear something at school and your wife hears something." But Warner said he never thought he had lost the job because he hadn't heard it from his coaches. "I was under the assumption I was the starter until I heard different and that's how I'm always going to approach it," he said.

QB Kurt Warner (FA) will remain the starter for the Arizona Cardinals. "Generally talking about the starting lineup is not something we do," HC Dennis Green said. "However, given the speculation that was out there we want to make it clear. We're disappointed after last week, but we still expect to be a playoff football team and we fully expect Kurt Warner to be the quarterback that leads us. That has not changed."

QB Kurt Warner (FA) is expected to sit in week four in order to rest his groin, and there is talk that he could miss up to a month. Josh McCown will start in his place. That should spur ticket sales in Mexico City.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Flynn (GB) took all of the first-team repetitions in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25, with Terrelle Pryor (concussion) sitting out. Pryor has been cleared for meetings and physical activity, but not practice.

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) said the offense isn't playing fast enough, isn't converting enough third downs and isn't staying on the field long enough to tire the opposing defense. Green Bay's offense has been shaky to start off the season and scored just seven points against the Detroit Lions in Week 3.

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) said he is still having trouble wrapping his head around how the Packers' Week 3 game ended. Rodgers said it is hard to not be numb about the controversial end to the game.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and did appear to be favoring his ankle, reports Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Times. He is listed as questionable to play this weekend.

Browns head coach Eric Mangini said he will likely make a decision late Saturday Oct. 2, on who will be the team's starting quarterback for Week 4, according to Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He was reportedly limping with his injured ankle.

"It's coming (along)," Delhomme said. "We've been following a plan in the trainer's room, trusting them. It's uncommon for me, an ankle injury.

"I did not (have any idea). I knew something was bothering me (in the Tampa Bay game), but the adrenaline kind of just takes over. I didn't think it would be this. It's been very frustrating. I don't think there's any doubt."

Asked if he thought he could play Sunday against Cincinnati, Delhomme said: "We'll see. I'm not sure. Today's today, that's all I can say."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend. However, he has not been ruled out. "I'm still holding out hope," Delhomme said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) rested his strained elbow Wednesday while backup David Carr took first team snaps in Delhomme's place.

QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) According to HC John Fox. the MRI on the right elbow of Jake Delhomme showed that nothing is torn. He said it wouldn't require surgery, just some rehab, and he didn't even rule out him playing this week against Tampa Bay.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (HOU) will get a chance to face his former team, the Buffalo Bills, in Week 4. It will be his first time facing his old team since leaving in the 2013 offseason. "This is a special game for me. I think partly just because I've got so many great friends still that are over on the other side of the ball," Fitzpatrick said Wednesday, Sept. 25.

QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) is still out with his broken leg and will miss another 3-5 weeks.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play this weekend. Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said he is not sure if Kerry Collins will be active for Week 4. Caldwell said the team will have to see how Collins does the next two days before making a decision.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

QB Kerry Collins (IND) was still being evaluated Monday, Sept. 26, for a concussion. He left the Week 3 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter due to concussion-like symptoms. If he is unable to go, QB Curtis Painter might be counted upon to make his first NFL start in the Week 4 game Monday, Oct. 5, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

QB Kerry Collins (IND) Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said he is happy with the play of Kerry Collins and will stick with Collins for the team's Week 4 game. Fisher added he has not even considered making a switch despite the 0-3 start. "Kerry is not the reason. He is certainly not the reason for the situation we're in," Fisher said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) did not practice on Thursday. The Associated Press is reporting that coach Jim Mora doesn't expect Hasselbeck to play in this week's game. "The holdup quite simply with Matt is that he can't run yet (and) when he takes deep breaths there is pain," Mora said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora said the team plans on being without Hasselbeck for their Week 4 game.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) Greg Johns, of seattlepi.com, reports Matt Hasselbeck's status for Week 4 is uncertain, according to head coach Jim Mora. "It's unpredictable," Mora said. "It depends how he feels, how he moves and the progress he makes recovering from the rib injury."

QB Chad Henne (JAX) Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports Chad Henne will take over as the team's starting quarterback. Rookie Pat White will serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback, and newly added (via trade from the Chiefs) Tyler Thigpen fills the No. 3 spot.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) has done a good job not turning over the football through the first three games. "Yeah, he's done a good job with that, he really has," head coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday, Sept. 30. "There's been a couple of times when there could have been fumbles. Two hands on the ball in the pocket, avoiding pressure, using your legs, all those coaching points are things we talk about."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) 49ers head coach Mike Singletary has acknowledged that Alex Smith has not played his best so far this season but is not considering making a quarterback change at this time, reports David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) said that his working relationship with WR Darrell Jackson is on the upswing. Their relationship has progressed to the point where Smith has the trust and confidence to throw to Jackson before he comes out of his break. "He's a very instinctive player," Smith said. "His body language is so easy to read from a quarterback's perspective, so he's easy to throw to. He's a real good route runner and uses his body well to make a lot of catches in traffic." Jackson agreed that the chemistry between he and Smith is improving on a daily basis.

*** Friday Update *** QB J.P. Losman (MIA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB J.P. Losman (MIA) did not practice on Thursday and looks like he won't be available this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB J.P. Losman (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB J.P. Losman (MIA) went down with a sprained MCL on the first series of Sunday's loss against the New England Patriots, and the initial prognosis is he will miss at least two weeks. The Bills won't know for sure how long Losman will be out until Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Chad Pennington (MIA) Omar Kelly, of the South Florida SunSentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have placed Chad Pennington on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

*** Friday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) practiced again on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend. He's listed as probable with a calf issue.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) While recovering from his second shoulder injury, New York Jets QB Chad Pennington watched a lot of tape of himself throwing. "The one thing that the shoulder injury did do for me, and really having two shoulder injuries, it really showed some flaws in my mechanics," Pennington said Wednesday. "I always thought I used my body well to throw, but I really didn't. I was really an arm thrower, and that's why the ball would die on me a lot." Pennington's 103.4 passer rating is third in the AFC.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) received a second opinion from his surgeon Dr. James Andrews who agrees that Pennington has a tear in his right rotator cuff. According to the statement released by the Jets, “Pennington will be treated with rest and rehabilitation to see how his shoulder responds at which time he will be re-evaluated by Dr. Andrews in two to three weeks.”

QB Chad Pennington (MIA) will miss the remainder of the season with a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder according to most sources (including Jets head coach Herman Moore) He's currently in Alabama receiving a second opinion. The word on Tuesday night though from ESPN's Chris Mortensen is that some are holding out hope he might be available later this year. In the very best case, he'll be out for a good while.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) and head coach Joe Philbin met this week to get clarity on the starting quarterback situation, and Philbin reassured Tannehill that he is the starter for Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders, even though publicly the coach has not backed his quarterback in the media.

QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) is not guaranteed to be the starting quarterback going forward after head coach Joe Philbin declined to name a starter for the game. "At the end of the week, we're going to pick the 46 guys that give us the best chance to win the game in London," Philbin said Tuesday, Sept. 23. Tannehill is, however, scheduled to start this weekend in London against the Oakland Raiders.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Teddy Bridgewater (MIN) Matt Cassel (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list, Wednesday, Sept. 24, which ends his season. Bridgewater now takes over as the starting quarterback for the Vikings.

QB Teddy Bridgewater (MIN) will take over as the team's starting quarterback in Week 4 after Matt Cassel suffered fractured bones in his foot in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Cassel (MIN) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list, Wednesday, Sept. 24, which ends his season. Cassellikely has a Lisfranc fracture or dislocation that will require surgery, in the opinion of Dr. David J. Chao, a former NFL head team physician.

QB Matt Cassel (MIN) will see a foot specialist Thursday, Sept. 25, after he broke several bones in his left foot in Week 3.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Cassel (MIN) will start in Week 4 over Christian Ponder (ribs). Several Minnesota Vikings wide receivers, including Greg Jennings, have commended Cassel and look forward to him starting against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jennings described Cassel as "more verbal, kind of commanding in the huddle. If anything that's the difference," Jennings said. "That comes with him having much more experience. He's been in position where he's had to be a starter for years now. He knows what's going on. He's commanding. So is Christian. But as far as throwing the ball it is what it is. Matt's a very smart guy."

*** Friday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (MIN) is out for this weekend's game. Ponder is dealing with a fractured rib and will sit out Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was injured on the second hit of the game in Week 3 and said he was feeling pain Monday, Sept. 23. The bone is broken near his heart, which is the reason why the team decided to keep him out this weekend. Minnesota has a bye in Week 5, so he'll have an extra week to heal. Ponder said he expects to return as the starter in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers Oct. 13. Head coach Leslie Frazier also said that "I don't foresee a quarterback controversy."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Christian Ponder (MIN) Viking quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson does not agree with fans wanting a quarterback change, but he feels Christian Ponder should "suck it up" when the team does not have success. "I don't feel any different now than I did before," Johnson said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. The word out of Minnesota is that he's fine.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Patrick Ramsey (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Patrick Ramsey (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) didn't try to get deeper into his progressions in Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders until late in the second half. There were only two times when Brady looked past his first read and wasn't under serious pressure from the Raiders' pass rush. On both of those instances, Brady completed a pass to Julian Edelman.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. He's being listed with a shoulder issue but there seems to be little if any worry over it.

QB Tom Brady (NE) has thrown for 1,327 yards in three games this season, the most yards passing in any three-game stretch in league history.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced on Thursday and will start as normal this weekend.

QB Tom Brady (NE) looks like a guy that is carrying a heavy burden. According to Tom Curran of NBC.com, the Patriots worked out quarterback Vinny Testaverde Tuesday. Whether that’s a sign of an injury to Tom Brady or just that he needs someone to talk to is anyone’s best guess. The Pats seemed comfortable with Matt Cassel as the No. 2 guy coming out of training camp. They also worked out Tommy Maddox recently.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced on Wednesday and Thursday and will start as normal in week four.

QB Drew Brees (NO) described officiating as horrendous and an embarrassment Monday, Sept. 24, although he did say it was not the replacement officials' fault.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Drew Brees (NO) will "likely" wear a brace on his left knee in Sunday's game. “I’m very confident that by game day it will be fine,” Brees said Wednesday. “It’s just a little sore now.”

*** Friday Update *** QB Luke McCown (NO) is working hard even though he’s on the PUP list. McCown was the last player off the practice field Thursday after throwing 70 passes to various receivers in an effort to get his conditioning back. The 3rd-year veteran wants to remain an option for the Bucs as they prepare to go on without starter Chris Simms.

*** Friday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) has become comfortable in the new offense, and he has worked efficiently in the no-huddle. In Week 4 against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Sept. 25, Manning was 20-for-27 on throws 10 yards or shorter, and all four of his touchdown passes came on such passes. "Yes, starting to like the offense," Manning said. "It's fun. Each week we have some new things and different plays that will work. I think everybody, offensive linemen, receivers, are starting to feel the tempo of things and see what we can do in this offense. We just have to keep working." Head coach Tom Coughlin and offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo have successfully tailored their offense to fit their personnel.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) said he is starting to feel more comfortable in the team's new offense after he completed 75 percent of his passes in Week 3 with two touchdowns. "It's coming around," Manning said. "You need some live games. Practice is one thing. Live games are different. It's a different speed, a different pace. It's seeing things. That's where you get your best reps and a better feel for things."

QB Eli Manning (NYG) said he feels good physically after taking a beating in the team's Week 3 game. Manning was sacked seven times in the team's loss to the Carolina Panthers. "I was able to do everything today," Manning said. "That's not the problem. I'll be fine."

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) returned to the field Friday and was cleared to start in Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) tested his injured elbow at the end of practice Thursday and plans to practice again on Friday. "He threw today. He's going to practice tomorrow," trainer Bubba Tyer said. He remains probable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

*** Friday Update *** QB Geno Smith (NYJ) won't be benched after an inconsistent start to the season, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. However, Mornhinweg admitted that the team may need to scale back the offensive game plan because he "put too much on (Smith's) plate." Mornhinweg continued, "We need to develop Geno. Listen, Geno is going to be just fine. ... To be great, in many cases, you have to go through some failures -- and sometimes it's on a Monday night." Smith already has five turnovers in three games, and he had two costly turnovers in the team's Week 3 loss. Mornhinweg said he needs to put Smith in better positions, especially in the red zone. The Jets went away from the run in the red zone Monday night and relied too much on Smith's arm.

QB Geno Smith (NYJ) didn't take a step back in his development in the Week 3 loss to the Chicago Bears Monday, Sept. 22, according to head coach Rex Ryan. "Guys, this ain't the same quarterback as he was at the beginning of last year, I don't care what people say," Ryan said. "Did he make a mistake? Absolutely. Their quarterback made a mistake but the difference was, they caught the ball and we didn't. ... I feel good about this football team and I feel good about Geno Smith." Ryan added, "Everybody is behind Geno. He's our quarterback and our football team believes in him."

*** Friday Update *** QB Geno Smith (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Geno Smith (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Michael Vick (NYJ) could be more involved in the offense moving forward, as Geno Smith has five turnovers in the first three games. "I'm never going to say no because I learned that from (the media)," head coach Rex Ryan said. However, Ryan still supports Smith and thinks he'll be fine. Smith looks more comfortable in offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's system, but the results haven't followed.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (NYJ) said he is confident in himself as the team's starting quarterback. "No, not at all. I know I can get the job done," Vick said. He has committed nine turnovers in the team's first three games.

QB Michael Vick (NYJ) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Monday he is sticking with Michael Vick for the time being; however, Reid added he would evaluate the situation moving forward when asked if he is considering making a quarterback change. On Tuesday, however, Andy Reid backtracked on his earlier statements regarding Vick and said that Vick is definitely the starting quarterback. "It was the last question. I was finishing up the press conference," Reid said. "Michael's our quarterback. Period. Michael's our quarterback. Listen, does he need to get better? Do we all need to get better? Yes. We're all going to do that." Vick has six interceptions and just three touchdown passes in three games this year. He's also been sacked nine times.

*** Friday Update *** QB Michael Vick (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday. He said "there's a '100 percent' chance he starts when the Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) host San Francisco (2-1) on Sunday."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday. Vick said he is fully confident that he will be able to play in Week 4. Vick expects his hand to continue healing, which will allow him to take snaps under center without problems.

QB Michael Vick (NYJ) is likely to play in the team's Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers. However, it will all depend on whether the swelling in his bruised hand goes down.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (NYJ) and three co-defendants were indicted by a Virginia state grand jury on one count of beating or killing or causing dogs to fight other dogs and one count of engaging in or promoting dogfighting on Tuesday. Each count is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.

Also, Vick had tighter restrictions placed on him by a federal judge after he tested positive for marijuana within the past two weeks. Vick, whose urine sample was taken September 13, will not be allowed out of his home from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and must now submit to random drug testing.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Kyle Boller (OAK) Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports head coach Steve Spagnuolo said if QB Marc Bulger (shoulder) suits up for Week 4, it will be as the team's No. 3 quarterback. That means Kyle Boller will get the start.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kyle Boller (OAK) will make his first start at quarterback for the St. Louis Rams on Sunday as Marc Bulger rests his injured shoulder according the AP.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo said that if Bulger dresses for the game, it will be as the third quarterback. The rookie Keith Null will be Boller’s backup.

Bulger did not throw during Friday’s practice and was listed as questionable.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kyle Boller (OAK) Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports Kyle Boller worked with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Sept. 30. Boller will be working with the starters while Marc Bulger sits out practice with an injury to his throwing shoulder. Boller has not been told if he will start in Week 4.

QB Kyle Boller (OAK) is still out with his sprained toe and will miss about three more weeks.

QB Trent Edwards (OAK) Jaguars claimed free-agent Trent Edwards from the Buffalo Bills Tuesday, Sept. 28, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Friday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) will start for the team while J.P. Losman recovers from injury.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (OAK) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (OAK) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (OAK) Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said Matt Schaub has made some bad decisions this season and needs to improve his decision making. "It's a focal point. He's got to get better," Dennison said. "He can't - he's got to be very sound with the ball. So, that's a thing that we keep pressing. ... We hope he can take care of the ball for us." Schaub has thrown four interceptions this season with two returned for touchdowns.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

QB Matt Schaub (OAK) lost a small piece of his left ear following a direct hit to the helmet by Denver Broncos LB Joe Mays in Week 3. Schaub's helmet flew off, and he held his head in his hands. "I felt fine. I lost a piece of my ear," Schaub said.

QB Matt Schaub (OAK) will remain the starter for the Week 4 game against Jacksonville. The Texans are trying to avoid their third 0-3 start in four years. "Nothing's changed," Kubiak said. "When I look at the big picture, if I felt like one player was the reason we were not succeeding, then that's easy. I don't see it that way. I see a lot of reasons we're not succeeding."

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Mark Sanchez (PHI) has a minor break in his nose but will be able to practice and play. Sanchez will wear a visor on his helmet for a few weeks to protect the nose.

QB Charlie Batch (PIT) will remain the starting quarterback in Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens, according to The Associated Press. "Guys have a great deal of confidence in him," head coach Mike Tomlin said. "He's a man who's taken advantage of an opportunity, and you've got to be happy for him. It's an awesome lesson learned for our young players, one I hope they're taking heed to. This league is about perseverance, this profession is about perseverance and taking advantage of opportunities when they're given. He's given them a shining, clear-cut example of that at this juncture."

*** Friday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (PIT) HC John Gruden has this to say about his offense adjusting to new QB Gradkowski - "The QB changes your offense. Unfortunately, this will be the 6th QB we’ve started in just over four years. And nothing is ever the same when you change QB." Michael Clayton added, "It’s going to take some hard work. [Bruce] has a little bit different ball than Chris. He doesn't have as much velocity as Chris, but his [pass] comes out a little quicker – just getting used to that. It’s going to take some hard work, but we’ll get it and won’t have any problems getting used to that."

*** Friday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to be available to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) denied there is rift brewing between himself and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Roethlisberger adopted some of former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians' terminology to call no-huddle plays in Week 3. Roethlisberger admits he talks with Arians on a weekly basis. "I really didn't think it would get blown up as much as it did, and I know some people are saying that I've been resistant to Todd," Roethlisberger said. "But it's one of those things that we went to Todd, and it's in the playbook now. It was simply a signal that I used with our receivers on two different occasions. One was on the fourth-and-1, we got the ball to Mike (Wallace). The other one was later on third down to Emmanuel (Sanders). We converted both plays. It worked out."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) has been working out at a Pittsburgh high school with quarterback coach George Whitfield, reports Peter King, of SI.com. Whitfield has tried to simulate a regular practice week with Roethlisberger and has him go through two-hour workouts. The workouts are taped and the two watch the workouts to see where he can improve. Roethlisberger has been working on trying to improve his mechanics during the workouts.

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) injured his throwing hand during the fourth quarter of the team's Week 3 game. HC Mike Tomlin said that x-rays on Roethlisberger's hand were negative and that he is expected to play in the team's Week 4 game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) HC Bill Cowher has asked QB Ben Roethlisberger to take more chances out of the pocket and return to his roots a bit by running when the opportunity presents itself. Roethlisberger, in the worst slump of his career, had 144 rushing yards his rookie year, 69 last year and an additional 37 during post season play. He has -1 rushing yards after two games this season. Cowher is also encouraging his prize QB to put on some more weight since losing 15 pounds after his motorcycle accident in June. "We've talked about it. I am encouraging him to make sure he eats snacks at night,” Cowher said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Philip Rivers (SD) is playing with some discomfort, still feeling the effects of an illegal hit to the sternum he suffered in Week 2.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Philip Rivers (SD) wants to play and is tired of sitting the bench. “That’s not something I want to do or I’m going to do,” says Rivers. “I’m going to get my shot at some point. Whenever it is, I’ll get to where I want to go. Whether it’s at some point this year or next year, I’m going to be a starter on some team. That’s what drives me.”

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he wants to see Tarvaris Jackson spread the ball around more, after he had eight of his 18 completions go to WR Sidney Rice. "He's (Jackson) been around Sidney for a long time, so Sidney benefits a little bit. But he's been with the rest of the guys since he's been here, so they're still building relationships and learning some things. But there's opportunities to go other places as well," Bevell said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Kelly Holcomb is expected to start for the team.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) HC Brad Childress said Monday that it's "still up in the air" whether Tarvaris Jackson will be able to return for Sunday's game against Green Bay. "He didn't do anything today and he's going to get in the pool [Tuesday]," Childress said of Jackson. Childress did say that if Jackson misses a second consecutive game because of a strained groin that Kelly Holcomb would be the starter.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not be available to play this weekend.

QB Russell Wilson (SEA) called the wrong play on the final play of the game against the Green Bay Packers Monday, Sept. 24. "Instead of sending three receivers to the left corner of the end zone where Tate and Jennings ultimately fought for the ball, Wilson mistakenly called a 'Waggle' play which called for him to roll right while several receivers ran underneath routes," Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver writes. Regardless, it worked out for Wilson and the Seahawks.

*** Friday Update *** QB Blaine Gabbert (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Blaine Gabbert (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Blaine Gabbert (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Blaine Gabbert (SF) Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said Blaine Gabbert will be the team's starting quarterback for their Week 3 game.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Damon Huard (SF) will start for the team in Week 4. HC Herman Edwards said on Wednesday, "Damon will be our starting quarterback [vs. Denver]. When you look at us right now we need a guy who can protect the football. That's probably the most important thing right now. We can't turn the football over."

*** Friday Update *** QB Damon Huard (SF) HC Herman Edwards acknowledged this week that he thought about replacing Damon Huard with Brodie Croyle during Sunday's game against Minnesota. That admission would seem to indicate that Croyle's time isn't far off. Edwards said Thursday that he might make a switch in the middle of Sunday's game against San Diego or a subsequent game even if Huard isn't playing all that poorly.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Josh Johnson (SF) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Troy Smith (SF) did not practice on Friday due to illness and may not be available to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Troy Smith (SF) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Troy Smith (SF) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** QB Troy Smith (SF) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Troy Smith (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He has been practicing with the scout team this week. Smith, who has regained 10 of the 20 pounds lost, isn't sure when he'll be able to play. "I'm just playing it by ear," Smith said. "My body will let me know when I'm ready."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Troy Smith (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (STL) was back in the team's locker room Wednesday, Sept. 24, wearing a brace on his knee.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (STL) Rams are concerned about the amount of hits Sam Bradford has been taking through three games. He is on pace to be sacked a franchise record 59 times this season. "Yeah, very concerned," head coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "That's a focus." Spagnuolo said he expects the pass protection to get better in Week 4 against the Washington Redskins.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (STL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB A.J. Feeley (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB A.J. Feeley (STL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB A.J. Feeley (STL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (STL) has been named the starting quarterback for Week 4, according to Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mike Glennon (TB) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said Mike Glennon will be the team's starting quarterback moving forward. "Mike's our starting quarterback from this point forward. We're moving forward and Mike's our quarterback. That's the plan, and we're going, and that's how we're going," Schiano said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) did not practice on Thursday. McCown has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Lovie Smith. Mike Glennon will start against the Steelers this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Josh McCown (TB) is not expected to play in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of his thumb injury and could miss more time if he needs to undergo surgery on the thumb. McCown met with a hand specialist Monday, Sept. 22, and will need to be reevaluated in the next week or two to see if he needs surgery.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) was not with the team at the start of practice Wednesday. He wasn't even seen rehabbing his injured left foot off to the side with other injured players.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday. Locker's right hand looked swollen, and he barely moved it after speaking with reporters following practice. An MRI exam earlier this week showed no structural damage. "I'm getting better each day," Locker said. "It was something I felt a little bit during the game, and then when the adrenaline stopped, it started hurting a little more. I'm just working as hard as I can to get back as soon as possible."

QB Chris Simms (TEN) had his spleen removed after he was pummeled repeatedly in the Buccaneers narrow loss to the Carolina Panthers. Simms however earned the respect of his teammates with his refusal to quit on the team, even while in considerable pain. He was having a problem breathing in the huddle and his toughness wasn’t lost on his teammates. "He's a tough guy. There's been people out there that have questioned his toughness," HC Jon Gruden said. "Those people hopefully were silenced yesterday."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Charlie Whitehurst (TEN) could start in Week 4 if Jake Locker (wrist) is not able to play, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he believes Whitehurst can play well. "I've been through eight preseason games with him, so I feel like I've seen him play in a game. I've seen him go in and perform well, so I don't really have a question as far as what it would be like Sunday with Charlie."

*** Friday Update *** QB Kirk Cousins (WAS) completed 19 of his 33 pass attempts for 257 yards and had one touchdown and four interceptions Thursday, Sept. 25. He also lost a fumble. It was not a good night for Cousins, and so much for those speculating that he's a better fit for the Jay Gruden offense. Robert Griffin III is still at least a few weeks away from returning, but he may now come back to his starting role. If Cousins continues to struggle, then there is no quarterback controversy in Washington.

QB Kirk Cousins (WAS) Redskins head coach Jay Gruden did not rule out Kirk Cousins permanently replacing Robert Griffin III at quarterback. "Crazy things have happened in NFL," Gruden said. "I'm not going to discount anything."

*** Friday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) could return as the team's backup If Kirk Cousins plays well in the coming weeks, and according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the team believes that Griffin is a "team guy" and would accept a backup role. Of course, with the way Cousins played in the second half Thursday night, this might not be an issue.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) is out for this weekend's game.

QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) underwent a concussion test in Week 3 after a dive toward the end zone. "I was just a little dizzy. When I dove, I got the ball inside the pylon, I thought it was a touchdown. I got up to celebrate and everything on the left was on the right and everything on the right was on the left," Griffin said. "So I just fell back down and took a second, stood up and I was fine. They tried to check me and see if I had a concussion, but I didn't have a concussion. I was just a little bit dizzy. Nothing to worry about." In a related vein, Griffin said he is going to make it more obvious when does not have the ball during certain option plays because the number of hits he has taken in those situations in the first three weeks. Griffin said head coach Mike Shanahan told him defenders can hit him if he does not make it clearer that he does not have the ball.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) is surprised by the number of hits he has taken at the end of plays. "No one signs up for a car accident at the end of every play," Griffin said.

QB Rex Grossman (WAS) has been benched by the team. Brian Griese will assume the role of starting QB.

QB Rex Grossman (WAS) is still out with his broken ankle and will miss another 8-11 weeks.

Running Back

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Jackson (ARI) did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured hamstring.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chester Taylor (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chester Taylor (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chester Taylor (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chester Taylor (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to start this weekend according to HC Brad Childress. "He will return to the field after missing two games. He'll start the game," Childress said, "and Adrian [Peterson] will be in after him."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chester Taylor (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chester Taylor (ARI) HC Brad Childress confirmed that when Chester Taylor, who partially participated in Wednesday's practice, returns to the lineup, he will do so as a starter. Childress said Taylor and rookie RB Adrian Peterson will resume their roles in a split-back system. "Chester is the starter," Childress said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chester Taylor (ARI) practiced without incident on Friday and he remains listed as probable for Sunday's game in Buffalo.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chester Taylor (ARI) was limited in Thursday’s practice and was added to the injury report as probable. He is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) was placed on the injured reserve-designated to return list Wednesday by the Cardinals. Unlike the regular IR list, Wells can return this season – but he must remain on the list for at least six weeks unable to practice, and he cannot return to the active roster for at least eight weeks. Sitting out eight weeks would put Wells back on the roster for the Nov. 25 home game against Rams. Wells could still return later than that, depending on his recovery. He can begin to practice Nov. 7.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) will play Sunday barring something unforeseen according to coach Ken Whisenhunt. How much work he sees is another question and that will likely be determined by how effective Wells is during the game.

"Barring something happening that I don't know about right now, I expect him to play," Whisenhunt said.

"Does that mean he'll be able to get 30 carries? We'll see. That's what you don't know," the coach said. "The thing you want to be certain about is that if he does open it up, that it's not going to pull. He has to feel comfortable with that."

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic wrote Friday that he expected Wells to play barring a setback.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice. azcardinals.com reported that wells "did more at practice Thursday, even “opening it up” a little to test his bad left hamstring, but he was still limited.

Saying he has never had a hamstring injury before, Wells is expecting to be able to play Sunday.

“It sucks, but it’s a hamstring – what are you going to do about it,” Wells said. “I couldn’t have avoided it in any type of way.

“I sat out last week to make sure I’d be safe for this week.” Whisenhunt said he was “optimistic” Wells would be able to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Chris Wells (ARI) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Chris Wells has a chance to play in Week 4 but it will depend on how he does during practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports part of the reason Chris Wells saw only two carries in the team's Week 3 game is because he is still learning the offense. "A great bulk of the time that Beanie missed in training camp was where he would have been acclimated to some of the sub-receiver packages which involve protection and checks from the quarterback. He hasn't gotten a lot of reps at those things," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said.

RB Chris Wells (ARI) CBSSports.com reports Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt insisted Monday, Sept. 28, that Chris Wells was not punished during the team's Week 3 game, even though he only had two carries. Whisenhunt insisted Wells' lack of playing time was a product of the team playing from behind. Wells missed most of training camp, so he did not get a lot of reps in many of the passing sets the team used Week 3.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Steven Jackson (ATL) is expected to miss the Week 4 game against the New England Patriots, and he might miss another two to three weeks, according to a league source. The team has a bye in Week 6, so he might be held out until Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Oct. 20. Jackson suffered a setback in Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams, exiting that game immediately. His injury was originally called a thigh injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. He's a risky play but there is some optimism that he'll be able to play.

“No setbacks,” Jackson said. “The soft tissue muscles are one of those things that are just nagging until finally they just go away. I have some discomfort and some things I have to deal with throughout the game but it’s not anything that has set me back.”

As for whether or not the injury will completely heal during the season, Jackson isn’t sure but he’s also not concerned about it.

“No one is 100 percent healthy at this point,” Jackson said. “Once the season starts rolling, we all have to deal with things throughout the season. It’s unfortunate mine came early but hopefully I can get this out of the way and finish strong.”

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday. There seems to be the feel that the team is just being cautious as the Rams are set for a tough stretch of games in a short period of time. Check to see if he works Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend. The Rams are optimistic Steven Jackson will have a larger workload in the team's Week 4 game. Jackson carried the ball just four times for 23 yards in Week 3. Jackson has been limited in practice this week. However, his presence on the practice field shows he is making progress. "I've been able to practice all week, so that's having things go in the right direction," Jackson said. "I'll be out there on Sunday."

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He's expected to be ready for this week's game.

"I've been able to practice all week, so that's having things go in the right direction," Jackson said. "I'll be out there on Sunday."

"You can tell he's still not full speed, but he is getting there," coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "That's a positive sign. I don't think he's 100 percent, but he is getting there. Every day he is getting better and better."

"He looked great. He looked fast," quarterback Sam Bradford said. "He looked like himself and that's definitely going to be big for us."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Steven Jackson (ATL) came out of Week 3 without any problems with his injury and is expected to receive an increased workload during practice this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

Jackson will attempt to play in the team's Week 4 game, according to Brian Stull, of 101ESPN St. Louis. Jackson will test his injured groin in the morning of the game to see if he can play. "Sunday we'll definitely go out before the game, warm up, see how I feel" Jackson said. "Ideally I would like to get a practice in either tomorrow or Saturday. So we still have two days of practice that I could go out and try it, but say Friday or Saturday it doesn't happen, I will be there early Sunday seeing if I can run and cut and seeing if I can go out there and give my team a lift." Giving his team a lift in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks, or resting to be sure he is healthy enough to be there for the rest of the season is still an issue Jackson is wrestling with.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Thursday. He'll be a game time decision.

"Sunday we'll definitely go out before the game, warm up, see how I feel" shared Jackson after Thursday's practice. "Ideally I would like to get a practice in either tomorrow or Saturday. So we still have two days of practice that I could go out and try it, but say Friday or Saturday it doesn't happen, I will be there early Sunday seeing if I can run and cut and seeing if I can go out there and give my team a lift."

"There's a lot of things involved here" agreed Steve Spagnuolo. "It's the fourth game of the season. It's a running back with a lower extremity injury. We want him out there. I know he wants to be out there, but you certainly don't want to have the setback. You want to get them healthy, that's what you want to do. So those are all things we'll be faced with when it gets down to really Sunday morning."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Steven Jackson (ATL) suffered a strained groin muscle and not a tear in Week 3, his status for Week 4 is not clear, according to Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "It is going to be day to day now, you've got to be careful with these," head coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "So we'll see how he is. He'll get treated, obviously, today and tomorrow and be in on Wednesday and we'll see where we're at." The team does not want to rush Jackson back and risk losing him for an even longer period of time. "I've really got to trust the player," Spagnuolo said. "And obviously (trainer) Reggie (Scott), I've got a lot of trust in. What you don't want to do is get him out there too soon and set him back. Because the whole goal will be to get him to the game on Sunday." It is entirely possible that Jackson could miss a week or two.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Jackson said earlier Thursday that the groin injury that has limited him in practice this week won't be an issue in Week 4 against Buffalo. "The groin is fine," Jackson said. "My groin doesn't bother me any more than my stomach or my heart. On Sunday, it won't be a problem."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Steven Jackson (ATL) will miss at least one week of action (and maybe more) because of a partial groin tear suffered in the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rookie RB Brian Leonard will most likely start against the Dallas Cowboys this week.

"A partial tear is the best way of describing it," said Rams head coach Scott Linehan. "What (Dr.) Matt Matava told me, if there is such a thing of good news on something like this, it was much closer to the end of the groin as opposed to the middle which is longer. Im not a doctor. I guess that means there is less time out. I just know he is out for this game."

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) practiced again on Friday and is expected to start in week four. "I am the starting running back, and I'm going to go out there and be responsible enough to play," said Jackson. The amount of work he receives will be dependent upon the amount of pain he can take with his injured sternum.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) practiced some on Thursday and will play in week four despite his bruised sternum. "Obviously, he's going to play," coach Mike Martz said. "He's going to be hurting during the week, and it's going to be hard for him to move around for a while, but as each week goes by he'll get better and better." Steven Jackson said this: "It’s the type of pain that probably hurts more running, just the hard breathing, the panting of the breath, things of that sort. Blocking, no not really. I’ll be able to do all of the things protection-wise and running-wise.”

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) has an injured sternum and did not practice on Wednesday. He is iffy for week four. Marshall Faulk will get the start if Jackson can not play.

*** Friday Update *** RB Antone Smith (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Antone Smith (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Antone Smith (ATL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Antone Smith (ATL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Antone Smith (ATL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Antone Smith (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Justin Green (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Justin Green (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Justin Green (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Jackson is in better shape for Sunday than C.J. Spiller as far as chances to play this in Week 4. Jackson expects to be able to play in Week 4 against the New England Patriots after doctors cleared him. Jackson practiced despite feeling some soreness Friday, Sept. 28. Head coach Chan Gailey said there is a "legitimate chance" of both Jackson and Spiller playing.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) Jackson partially participated in practice Thursday. According to WGR 550, he "skipped talking to the media to go straight to the training room, but did yell over, “I felt good, I felt good. It went well.”

"Chan Gailey was equally as optimistic, “Fred worked and worked well today. There didn’t seem to be any residual effect negatively from yesterday.” When asked if the runningback went most of the way Gailey said, “Yes, he was in at the very end. I think if we make it through the next couple days and things continue to improve, I think he’ll have the opportunity to play.”"

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. After being optimistic Tuesday, the Buffalonews.com reports that Jackson was less than pleased with how his knee responded to Wednesday's work.

"There were some things that I liked, but there's a lot of stuff that I've got to work on, too," Jackson said after practice at One Bills Drive. "It's a good thing we've got a week. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully, it will continue to get better. "

"That's what's going to determine more than anything, what I'm feeling like the next day," Jackson said. "If I can continue to come out here and work, that'll help me get better.

"But if I wake up tomorrow and it's too swollen or too sore to do anything, that's going to set me back."

RB Fred Jackson (BUF) said he is 70 to 75 percent certain that he will be able to play Week 4. Jackson said he will wear a custom-fitted knee brace when he starts playing in games again.

*** Friday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) said his knee was sore after the Week 3 game, but he doesn't expect to miss Week 4. Also, Spiller has been frustrated with the lack of a running game through three games. Spiller rushed only 10 times for nine yards before leaving with an injury. "They pretty much put a lot of people in the box and dared our passing game to beat them," Spiller said.

*** Friday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Spiller is behind Jackson in terms of readiness to play, so he should probably be on your bench unless he's active and Jackson isn't.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday. Spiller might practice later this week, head coach Chan Gailey said Wednesday, Sept. 26. "He's not going to practice today, but we're hoping we'll get him a few reps maybe by the end of the week," said Gailey of Spiller. "I don't know for sure. We'll see." Gailey said earlier in the week Spiller has a good chance of returning for Week 5.

RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) suffered a sprained AC joint in Week 3 and is expected to miss one to two weeks. Spiller, however, is not in a sling and said he has full range of motion in his injured shoulder. He's dealing with swelling and pain, but says there is still a chance he could play in Week 4.

RB Frank Summers (BUF) The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they have placed Frank Summers on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Anthony Thomas (BUF) will be inactive in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Nick Goings (CAR) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. According to Joe Person, of the Charlotte Observer, Stewart "didn't look particularly spry." Person said he would "still be surprised" if Stewart plays in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) could miss a month due to his sprained knee, in the opinion of beat writer Joseph Person.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (ankle, toe) should be able to play Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

RB Mike Tolbert (CAR) has a hairline fracture in his leg. Tolbert was placed on Active/Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 23.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (CAR) According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Ryan Mathews could see more touches than Mike Tolbert but Tolbert will still see some work at the goal line. Acee posted this on his Twitter feed when asked how he saw the RB workload splitting up: "Mathews more touches, but Tolbert will get some opp on goal line"

*** Friday Update *** RB Fozzy Whittaker (CAR) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fozzy Whittaker (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fozzy Whittaker (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) The Panthers are hoping DeAngelo Williams (thigh) will be able to participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart will continue to split carries this season even though Stewart have performed better than Williams so far.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) Matt Mosley, from ESPN.com, reports Marion Barber is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Denver, but that doesn't mean he will assume his normal role in the offense. Second-year running back Tashard Choice will get the majority of the work at tailback Sunday, according to a source.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4. He's listed as probable.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com, reports Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Marion Barber should be able to play the team's Week 4 game.

"He looked pretty good," coach Wade Phillips said. "He accelerated when he ran the football. It wasn't just a jog through or anything. He said he felt good. He said he felt like he'd be ready on Sunday. He was all right after practice, too. It looks like he'll play to me."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tony Fiammetta (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tony Fiammetta (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tony Fiammetta (CHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tony Fiammetta (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) is frustrated his performance early this season. He currently has a 3.2 yards per carry average and has 54 rushing yards on 25 carries in the last two weeks. "It is frustrating, especially during the game because it's not because we are not calling runs," Forte said. "We are calling runs."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Most seem to feel that he'll play but the feeling is also that the Bears will be cautious with Forte. He's a risky play on Monday night. We think he'll play and that he'll be productive, just understand there's a risk there.

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice. ESPNChicago reported that coach Lovie Smith stopped short of guaranteeing that Forte would be ready but the feeling seems to be optimistic.

"He's getting better and better," Smith said. "Nothing has changed, I said that starting off with when he went down with the injury. He's making a lot of progress. I think you guys got a chance to see him today. He's making progress but we're not there yet to say he's for sure playing."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

RB Matt Forte (CHI) Bears head coach Lovie Smith said the team is "hopeful" Matt Forte (ankle) will play in the team's Week 4 game Monday, Oct. 1. "He made a lot of progress last week, and we have an extra day also so that should help," Smith said. "We're just hopeful that he'll be able to go. If not, our running backs, not only Michael Bush, but Kahlil Bell and Armando Allen all did a good job. But we hope we'll get our stud running back back."

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Vaughn McClure, from the Chicago Tribune, notes that injury is not an issue with Forte's 2.6 YPC average, although some wonder if the hamstring injury he suffered during the offseason lingers. "No, my hamstring does not hurt at all," he said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) did not practice on Saturday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) CBSSports.com reports Darius Reynaud said he will play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Aaron Brown (CIN) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Aaron Brown (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Aaron Brown (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Aaron Brown (CIN) suffered a broken bone in his right hand during Week 3, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com. Brown was told he could miss about a month of action, but he will undergo additional tests this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Isaiah Crowell (CLE) is looking for more work, and head coach Mike Pettine suggested the rookie might get his wish. In practice Wednesday, Sept. 25, Crowell worked with the first team for a portion of practice open to the media, with Terrance West going second and Ben Tate (knee) riding a stationary bike. "If a guy's been productive, you find ways to get him on the field more," Pettine said. "That's a good problem to have. When you have a back, who before the season you weren't factoring in on being a big part of what you're doing, and he's being productive, you find ways to get him out there."

RB Ben Tate (CLE) may not regain his starting job when he returns from his injury because Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell have performed well, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said the team is eager to have Tate back on the field.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Ben Tate (CLE) is dealing with a sore ankle suffered in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints, but head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, Sept. 26, that Tate is OK.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Terrance West (CLE) has been getting starts with Ben Tate (knee) on the sidelines, but Tate is healthy and Isaiah Crowell is looking for more touches. West received the second reps in the media portion of practice Wednesday, Sept. 24, following Crowell. Running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery also indicated Tate was brought in to be the starter and that Tate is "the No. 1 running back in this offense."

*** Friday Update *** RB C.J. Anderson (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Anderson (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Anderson (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Ronnie Hillman (DEN) scored a touchdown in the team's Week 3 game after winning a game of rock-paper-scissors on the sidelines with Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball to see who would get the goal line carry. "We were just messing around on the sideline," Hillman said. "Just something to do. Have fun." However, Broncos head coach John Fox said Hillman was going back into the game to eventually score a touchdown, and a game of rock-paper-scissors was not going to dictate who went into the game. "That's just little stuff that people like to get on TV and have something to talk about," Fox said Tuesday. "Ronnie Hillman was going back in the game. That was just a little way to have fun, I guess. That wasn't official. Ronnie was running the ball. We decide that, not them."

*** Friday Update *** RB Paul Smith (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Paul Smith (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB LenDale White (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LenDale White (DEN) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LenDale White (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** RB LenDale White (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LenDale White (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joique Bell (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joique Bell (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joique Bell (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) practiced fully on Thursday. It's looking optimistic for him Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Reggie Bush (DET) said Sunday, Sept. 22, that he will be ready to play in Week 4. "I guarantee I'll play next week," Bush said. "Yes. Knee's good. I'll be back this week." Bush said he could have played in Week 3 against Washington if it were a playoff game. "I feel good, man," Bush said. "Honestly, I could have played today but it was coaches and doctors that decided it was best to sit this one out. Just to not risk any further injury. If it was a playoff game, I would have been in there."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) will be a game time decision according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The team is hopeful he can play but they will make a decision after pregame warmups.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) The Palm Beach Post reported that "Bush, meanwhile, returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, four days after suffering a bruised left knee in the first half of the Jets. Bush wore extra padding on his knee, but ran well in practice and appears on track to play Sunday."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) was held out of practice Wednesday but the feeling is that the team is just being cautious. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes, "Bush will practice as soon as the swelling and stiffness are gone from his left knee. That could be by the end of this week. And if that happens, Bush might be able to play against Arizona on Sunday. The Dolphins don't expect Bush to miss more than one game at most."

RB Reggie Bush (DET) is hoping to be ready for this week's game. Ben Volin posted on his Twitter feed today: "Reggie Bush said this morning on @PaulandYoungRon about his left knee: "It's just a bruise. I'm working hard to get back for this week." Bush did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) will get the start as Daniel Thomas has been ruled out for Sunday's game as he didn't fly with the team. Steve Slaton becomes an interesting choice here as we've seen that Reggie Bush likely can't carry the full RB load.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET)

*** Friday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB James Davis (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Davis (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Davis (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB James Davis (DET) Adam Caplan, from Scout.com, reports the Cleveland Browns have put James Davis on Injured Reserve, ending his season. In his spot, Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Cleveland Browns have signed practice squad RB Chris Jennings to their active roster.

*** Friday Update *** RB James Davis (DET) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Davis (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerome Harrison (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerome Harrison (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Harrison (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerome Harrison (DET) looks like he'll get the start with Jamal Lewis and James Davis ailing.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stefan Logan (DET) saw time with the running backs during practice Wednesday, Sept 29, because of injuries to other Lions running backs, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. Logan said he is comfortable at running back but will continue to attend wide receiver meetings.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Morris (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Maurice Morris (DET) will start for the team this weekend in place of the injured Shaun Alexander. The All-Pro Alexander will miss at least two weeks. "The actual time of his rehab, we can't even determine at this point," HC Mike Holmgren said. "I don't think it will be real lengthy, but it is what it is. Now, he just has to stay off of it and let it heal up."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) will be active for the team's Week 4 game, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

He'll be a game time decision likely.

Smith himself was adamant that he will play. "I'm going to play," Smith said emphatically after Friday's workout. "It's football, so I'm sure I'll have to endure some pain, but it's good enough to go. I feel healthy enough to play at a high level."

Smith practiced with the No. 1 offense Thursday and Friday and ran most of the drills. That kind of participation normally is a strong indication a player will start.

"I wouldn't go out there and do that and not play," Smith said.

Coach Jim Schwartz was vague as usual when asked about Smith. “Um, it remains to be seen,” Schwartz said. “There’s a big difference in non-padded practices on Thursday and Friday and an NFL football game. Still got a long way to go. We’ll know a little bit more tomorrow, maybe a little bit more Sunday morning. May be a situation we take him out (to practice) before the game and see how he responds to doing that. We’ve done that before with players.”

Schwartz did say that Smith’s status spans the spectrum, from possibly being inactive to playing without restrictions.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice. But the team was not in full pads. He continues to look like a game time decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) did not practice on Wednesday with his shoulder injury.

Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Smith will be a game-time decision for Week 4.

``We will just see how that plays out this week and see what we can get out of him and make a game-time decision on whether he can go or not,'' Schwartz said. ``But Kevin is really important. We have a dynamic playmaker in Calvin Johnson who can get open downfield, but that is largely dependant on how we run the football and Kevin is a big part of that.''

RB Kevin Smith (DET) DetroitLions.com reports Kevin Smith said he has not suffered any bone damage in his shoulder. Smith said, "I mean, I'm not ready to play if we had to play a game tomorrow and that's from the general soreness, but I'm 22 years old and I usually heal pretty fast. There's nothing. I don't have any bone damage or anything like that. It's just icing down, what you have to do in the NFL. You're not going to be healthy a lot of weeks, so I got to spend most of the hours of the day icing down, getting treatment, to get myself back." Head coach Jim Schwartz said the team is waiting for test results on Smith's shoulder before deciding how to move forward. If Smith is forced to sit out Week 4, he would be replaced by RB Maurice Morris.

Smith also revealed he had a knee issue that he didn't seem concerned about. "I actually tweaked my knee the first time I went in," Smith said. "I caught a little pass and I swung around in the air and just tweaked it. That's nothing, all my ligaments are attached and it's structurally sound."

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 1, according to Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star. He is listed as questionable for Week 3. There is no official word but there's a good bit of speculation that they're just resting him after practicing fully Thursday and Wednesday. They also want to be careful as it's looking like Donald Brown won't be playing.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Shaun Alexander (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shaun Alexander (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and should start as normal this week.

RB Shaun Alexander (FA) HC Mike Holmgren said Shaun Alexander has a broken left wrist but will continue to play with his protective cast. Holmgren didn't say when the injury was sustained, but "extra pictures" of Alexander's wrist were taken after he came out of yesterday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shaun Alexander (FA) Alexander will miss this week's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shaun Alexander (FA) still has a cracked bone in his foot and will likely miss this week's game. "Doctors cannot explain how he feels better or how the level of swelling decreased so quickly," his brother, Durran Alexander said. "But there still is a crack there. So he'll be sitting out."

Shaun Alexander said earlier Wednesday that he hoped to play Sunday vs. Chicago. Alexander is crediting the power of prayer for possibly healing the cracked bone in his left foot. The foot stopped hurting Tuesday and word spread as Alexander began alerting friends and family. HC Mike Holmgren verified the report in his press conference and said Alexander has a chance to play Sunday pending the results of additional medical examinations Wednesday. Alexander came to work Wednesday without his walking boot and was apparently jumping around to prove his good health.

RB Shaun Alexander (FA) has a fracture in his left foot. He is expected to be out at least two weeks. RB Maurice Morris will replace Alexander. "The actual time of his rehab, we can't even determine at this point," HC Mike Holmgren said. "I don't think it will be real lengthy, but it is what it is. Now, he just has to stay off of it and let it heal up."

*** Friday Update *** RB Deon Anderson (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Deon Anderson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Deon Anderson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Anderson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is not even listed on the team’s injury report for week four. He will start as normal.

*** Friday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) will not play in week four due to an injured ankle.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevan Barlow (FA) practiced again Friday and is expected to start.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevan Barlow (FA) is probable with a calf and practiced Thursday and is expected to start.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Bell (FA) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Bell (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Bell (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Bell (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Bell (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Bell (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tatum Bell (FA) Last Saturday night, as the Broncos were making their final preparations for Sunday night's game at New England, HC Mike Shanahan told RB Tatum Bell he no longer would rotate series with RB Mike Bell, as he did against the Rams and the Chiefs in the first two games. With stability as the goal, Shanahan decided he wanted one primary back and went with Tatum Bell. The way he performed against the Patriots, Tatum Bell again will be the primary back when Denver returns from its bye Oct. 9 against the Ravens.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tatum Bell (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tatum Bell (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured ankle.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) Best said Thursday his injured right toe is feeling better, and he is confident he will play in Week 4, according to Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. "Oh, yeah, definitely," Best said about playing. "It's been getting better so far and it's looking like I'll be ready to go this week."

Best fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 1, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. He will be a game-time decision for Week 4 but is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

Best said he will try to practice Friday, Oct. 1, and hopes to play in Week 4, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

"My toe is doing good. I've got to take it day by day,'' Best said. "I'll give it a go tomorrow and see how it feels. It's gotten a lot better -- better than I thought it was going to get. It's looking real good right now.''

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Jahvid Best (FA) has grade-two turf toe and is considered day-to-day, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) performed well in practice on Friday and is expected to play when the Titans face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Nashville.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend. “I feel like I am ready to go, I feel like it’s my spot to lose, I expect to start,” Brown said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) says he's ready for whatever the coaches give him. "I don't know how it is going to work now, but if coach asks me to carry it 30 times, I'll carry it 30 times. I am not going to complain. I'll carry it as many times as they'll give it to me.''

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) will likely carry a full load against the Colts. "He believes that if he can get on a roll and get moving, then we are going to keep feeding him the ball. That was our approach going into the game last week. This is really no different than last year," coach Jeff Fisher said.

RB Chris Brown (FA) will likely carry a bigger load with Travis Henry gone but coach Jeff Fisher cautioned that Brown's workload would not double with Henry out.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Michael Bush (FA) Bears head coach Marc Trestman said Michael Bush has been declared as the team's goal line running back.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Bush (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Bush (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Bush (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Michael Bush (FA) should see a larger workload during Week 4 after returning to action for the first time this season during Week 3, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Week 3 was his first game action in over a month.

RB Jesse Chatman (FA) will not play this weekend as he serves the final game of his four-game suspension.

RB Tashard Choice (FA) Bills head coach Chan Gailey would not discuss the likelihood of Fred Jackson (knee) playing in Week 4, although he is expected to practice later this week. Gailey said he is fine going with Tashard Choice if necessary. "Tashard Choice is a pretty good back," Gailey said. "I have no qualms about running with him." Gailey coached Choice back in college at Georgia Tech.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Tashard Choice (FA) will get the majority of the work at tailback Sunday (even with Marion Barber listed as probable), according to a source as reported by ESPN.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Glen Coffee (FA) Matthew Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports the San Francisco 49ers have no plans to elevate RB Kory Sheets from the practice squad this week despite the injury to RB Frank Gore. The team is confident in the tandem of Glen Coffee and Michael Robinson.

*** Friday Update *** RB John Conner (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB John Conner (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB John Conner (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Najeh Davenport (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Najeh Davenport (FA) did not practice on Thursday but is still expected to play in week four despite his injured hamstring.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Corey Dillon (FA) was present for the duration of practice Wednesday and looks to be healthy for the game vs. Cincinnati.

RB Corey Dillon (FA) walked through the locker room looking fine, 18 hours after leaving Sunday’s game, with what the team termed an arm injury. However a source indicated that Dillon suffered a neck stinger and is considered day to day. When he was approached by reporters, Dillon declined comment.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reuben Droughns (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reuben Droughns (FA) was limited in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend. He still sounds like he's playing Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reuben Droughns (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend. He expects to be ready though. "This Sunday, oh yeah, you can count me in," Droughns said.

RB Reuben Droughns (FA) sounds optimistic about returning for the Browns to face the Raiders on Sunday. "Count me in," Droughns said. Droughns said he did not play against the Ravens because he did not have adequate strength in his shoulder. He seems eager to face the Raiders, the team that stopped him from scoring four times inside the 4-yard line last season.

RB Reuben Droughns (FA) is still the starter according to coach Romeo Crennel but when asked if it would be that way the rest of the year, Crennel said, "I don't know... I think Reuben ran the ball very hard,” Crennel said. “He gained some yards when maybe there weren’t many yards to be made... Right now, Reuben probably has the foot up.”

*** Friday Update *** RB T.J. Duckett (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB T.J. Duckett (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB T.J. Duckett (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB T.J. Duckett (FA) was inactive for Sunday's game with Clinton Portis healthy. That may be the case again this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Warrick Dunn (FA) was excused from some of Wednesday’s practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Justin Fargas (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Justin Fargas (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ciatrick Fason (FA) is expected to see action in week four with the kickoff return team and be available if needed in the backfield.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Samkon Gado (FA) should see more action this week splitting carries more evenly with Ron Dayne. Said coach Gary Kubiak, “Yeah, I want to play them both (Dayne and Samkon Gado). I want to play them right down the middle. We have not been in a situation to do that. We’re going to try everything we can this Sunday to do that. (RB) Samkon (Gado) has practiced excellent. I would like to see them both carry the ball 12 to 15 times each, and then be able to evaluate them on a week-to-week basis. Hopefully we’re heading in a direction to do that.”

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4. Green is a game-time decision for this weekend according to HC Gary Kubiak: "Ahman practiced more today. We’ll make a game time decision on him, but he looks like he’s pretty close."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. It looks like Ron Dayne would get the start. Head coach Gary Kubiak reiterated that he'll be surprised if Green (bruised knee) can play against the Falcons on Sunday - "it'll just be a bonus" - but Green hasn't yet fully conceded the point. "I'll know when I wake up in the morning that day," he said. "But everything is getting better because I'm not pounding on it, and I'm getting treatment. The swelling has gone down."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) did not practice on Thursday and will be a game time decision but it looks like the team is preparing as if he won't be there. “Ahman did not practice, so like I said, it’ll just be a bonus if he’s ready to go on game day,” Kubiak said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Ahman Green (FA) underwent an MRI on his knee Monday, and reported good news. "It's nothing bad," Green said, "just swelling. I'm taking it one day at a time." Green said he does not know if he will be able to play against Atlanta this week.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) has been downgraded to questionable for his week four game after tweaking his hamstring in Friday's practice. We never like to see a downgrade this late in the week, but Green played last week as a questionable. Green played with a tender hamstring last week, but coach Mike McCarthy said this injury is his other hamstring.

"I'm hopeful he's going to play, just based on the information we have," McCarthy said. "But it's just part of our game. We have to get Mo and Noah ready to go."

The team will make a decision on his playing status Monday evening.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) did not practice on Friday but still is expected to start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) says he's healthy. ``Nothing with me has been different, just our situation,'' Green said. ``I don't worry about where I start up at, or where I finish. As long as we are winning games is all that matters.'' Green says he's trying to stay positive. ``I feel very strong,'' Green said. ``I am very confident in the linemen in front of me and I am just waiting for that breakout game to happen. It's going to come. We just have to keep working hard and pushing forward.''

*** Friday Update *** RB Justin Griffith (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Justin Griffith (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Justin Griffith (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB William Henderson (FA) has struggled in his blocking duties of late, and the team recently activated fullback Brandon Miree. Henderson could be in danger of being benched.

RB Travis Henry (FA) will miss the next four weeks due to suspension from the league after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Said coach Jeff Fisher, "We’re probably going to make a roster move. Obviously, we have Damien Nash on the roster right now. Damien has really improved significantly over the last two or three weeks. Jarrett Payton is certainly a possibility. We can get Jarrett up - he knows the offense. We’re going to look around to see if there is more possibilities."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Tim Hightower (FA) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Friday, Sept. 30, that he nearly benched Tim Hightower in favor of Ryan Torain in the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys. "I got a lot of belief in (Torain)," Shanahan said. He said Hightower was nearly pulled because he kept slipping.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Priest Holmes (FA) will continue to share time with Larry Johnson according to coach Dick Vermeil. The plan will remain for Holmes to see two series and then for Johnson to work a series.

RB Priest Holmes (FA) is not himself according to Denver Broncos’ defensive end Trevor Pryce. After Monday night’s game, Pryce told the Denver Post, “Priest Holmes, I don't think he... I think he's hurt. Quite honestly, I think there's something wrong.”

*** Friday Update *** RB Tony Hunt (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tony Hunt (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tony Hunt (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Brandon Jackson (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jackson (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jackson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. It looks like Jackson will not start even if he is able to play. "His shin has gotten worse," coach Mike McCarthy said. "I'm just glad that Vernand feels good."

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, McCarthy said the medical staff has termed Jackson's injury a "shin strain," which would mean it's an issue with a muscle and not a bone problem.

McCarthy refused to say whether DeShawn Wynn or Ryan Grant would start the game, saying, "We're a running-back-by-committee team, and I foresee us being that every week. So whoever runs out on the first play, you (writers) can make a big deal out of it."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jackson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Edgerrin James (FA) HC Dennis Green isn’t bothered when Edgerrin James says he wants the ball more. Green acknowledged that there may have been something to James’ comments. "We have a guy we brought in to rush for 1,500 yards and you can’t do that if you don’t have the football," Green said. "We want to get 25 carries a game (for James) and we haven’t got to 25 yet."

*** Friday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) is out for the Monday night game against the Patriots. Johnson, who has played in 64 consecutive games, will not play, barring a "significant, unexpected recovery," to his injured hamstring.

RB Rudi Johnson (FA) HC Marvin Lewis said this afternoon that RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) might not be available Monday night for the Patriots. To that end, the team has signed an insurance policy in the form of DeDe Dorsey, who spent the 2006 season as a special teams player with the Indianapolis Colts.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to start in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) rested his knee on Wednesday but is expected to start as normal in week four.

*** Friday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. He's expected to play this week even though he's been dealing with a dislocated shoulder.

“This is a tough game,” Jones said. “I just want to go out there and help my team win. I come out to practice and get the feeling of going out there and playing your best and not letting your teammates down.”

“I’m able to go out there and do what I need to do,” Jones said. “That is all I need.”

“I just have to keep my head up,” Jones said. “It’s always a chance of injury. It’s how you respond to it and make the best of it.”

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Felix Jones (FA) aggravated the shoulder he dislocated last week and didn't play on the team's final drive in Week 3. However, the Cowboys hope that the injury won't cause Jones to miss any games. "We know what to do with that, and we'll do it," owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. "He'll have to work through that and hopefully it won't be lingering and hopefully get him in there against Detroit, get a bye and he'll be alright."

*** Friday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) Jerry Jones said RB Felix Jones is sore and "more than likely" won't play against Denver. Other sources have reported Jerry Jones saying that Felix Jones would miss the game.

Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Felix Jones has been fined $5,000 for a leg whip in the team's Week 3 game. Head coach Wade Phillips seemed to indicate that Jones will appeal the fine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Felix Jones (FA) Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com, reports Felix Jones will not play in Week 4 because of a sprained left knee, according to sources. Jones is expected to be re-evaluated after this week to determine if he will be able to play in Week 5.

RB Felix Jones (FA) had his leg heavily wrapped Monday at Valley Ranch after suffering a bruised calf Sunday night against the Packers. It is not believed to be serious.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Greg Jones (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Greg Jones (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevin Jones (FA) Practiced well this week and should see at least as much work as he saw last week, and likely more. Coach Rod Marinelli was asked if Jones' workload would increase and said, "I don't know, I really don't know. It's kind of up to Kevin at this point. He's still trying to catch up mentally to what we're doing, he's still a little rusty and it might take another week or two for him to get a real good handle on what we're doing. We've got to be careful with him, too.''

*** Friday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Karney (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Karney (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Karney (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Luke Lawton (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Luke Lawton (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (FA) is ready to carry the load Sunday against the Cowboys. "He's going to get the starter's carries," HC Scott Linehan said. Travis Minor will spell Leonard, particularly in some of the third down situations, but Leonard will get the bulk of the work. "We feel that we're going to see exactly what we saw in the preseason," Linehan said. "A guy that runs downhill. The game's not too big for him. He fits right in and just has a knack to get yards."

RB Brian Leonard (FA) is expected to start in week four with Steven Jackson out with a groin injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mikel Leshoure (FA) admitted that he is frustrated with his role on the team after being active for the first time in Week 3 but not playing a single snap. "I feel like I could have a better role, definitely," Leshoure said. "Am I upset? It's a little frustrating, like I said before, because I know I could help. But that type of stuff is out of my hands." He stopped short of saying that he'd like to be traded, however.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mikel Leshoure (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. There has been no indication from the Lions beat writers that Leshoure's status is in question, but we can't ignore the string of limited practices.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mikel Leshoure (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mikel Leshoure (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Mikel Leshoure (FA) said it felt good to get his feet wet during the team's Week 3 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Leshoure started the game, the first of his career, and rushed for 100 yards on 26 carries, including his first career touchdown run. He also caught four passes for 34 yards. Most of his production came in the first half, when he rushed 16 times for 61 yards. "I didn't have any expectations as far as how many touches I would get, but I got good work," he said. "Going forward, I feel good." The Lions worked in Joique Bell on the final two drives of the fourth quarter, but head coach Jim Schwartz said it was because Leshoure played a lot and they simply wanted to have a fresher player on the field due to the heat. Leshoure said he wasn't fatigued and he did play in overtime. "Joique got on a roll and they kept him in the game," Leshoure added.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Lewis was one of several players that look like game time decisions for the Browns. "I think with all those guys it'll come down to the end of the week to see where they are," coach Eric Mangini said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Jamal Lewis (FA) called out the team's offensive game-plan against the Ravens, HC Romeo Crennel was sympathetic and agreed that Lewis, who had 40 yards on nine carries in the first half, should have received more than 12 total carries. "I thought Jamal ran the ball well," said Crennel. "When you look at that you probably say he should've carried the ball more. But then we came out in the second half and before we know it, it's 21-10 instead of 10-7." The Browns threw on five of their first six offensive plays in the third quarter - two were picked off.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite being ill. He'll have his old fullback, Alan Ricard, back in the lineup and that should help.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kregg Lumpkin (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kregg Lumpkin (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kregg Lumpkin (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Laurence Maroney (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Laurence Maroney (FA) returned to a full-pads practice on Wednesday. He has been recovering from a shoulder injury. The Patriots have a bye this weekend, but Maroney is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** RB Laurence Maroney (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Laurence Maroney (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Laurence Maroney (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Curtis Martin (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is not even listed on the team’s injury report for week four. He will start as normal.

*** Saturday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) practiced again on Saturday and barring a setback is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) expects improved performance in Week 4 after his first full week of practice with the team.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Willis McGahee (FA) is "day to day" with his rib injury according to coach John Fox. Said the injury involved cartilage.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) practiced again on Saturday and barring a setback is expected to start in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4. However, he doesn’t sound completely certain that he’s playing due to a lacerated right eyelid that continues to bother him. "I don't know how it's going to be, to tell you the truth," said McGahee, who wore sunglasses. "I'm going to go out here and try to practice and see what goes on after that." OC Cam Cameron sounded slightly more optimistic about McGahee's status, saying. "He's doing fine from what I can tell. His eye doesn't look great, but I think he's been doing OK in meetings today. He's getting ready to play. That's the important thing."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. McGahee is still dealing with a swollen eye and his playing status is in questions for the Week 4 Monday night game at Pittsburgh. "It still looks pretty bad to me," HC John Harbaugh said of McGahee, who walked through the locker room wearing sunglasses. "As long as he can see, he'll play. But if he can't, he's not going to be able to play. So, we'll have to try to get that swelling down."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Willis McGahee (FA) is still feeling the effects of the eye injury he suffered yesterday. "His eye has really swollen up badly," HC Jim Harbaugh said. "He's got work to do to get that down."

In related news, HC John Harbaugh said he is more than comfortable with employing a rotation of backs Willis McGahee, rookie Ray Rice and FB Le'Ron McClain. "I don't know if you can have too many good players, and that goes for any position," Harbaugh said. "If you have three running backs that you're comfortable with, that helps you. We don't necessarily subscribe to the fact that one guy's got to carry it 35 or 40 times. If that was what you had and that was your strength, that's what you'd go with, but we feel fortunate to have three guys that can do it, and we're going to use all three guys."

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) has often been stutter-stepping, spinning or changing direction before he reaches the line of scrimmage and is often moving away from the holes that the offensive line creates.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) will get the start at RB according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette with Willie Parker out. Mewelde Moore will also see time.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) Alan Robinson, of The Associated Press, reports Rashard Mendenhall said he is ready for Week 4 after not seeing any playing time in Week 3 due to a subpar practice week. "You want to prove to the team and the organization what you can do and I wasn't able to do that last week, so I'm looking forward to this week," Mendenhall said.

RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Rashard Mendenhall is not in Tomlin's doghouse after his subpar performance during practice last week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) recently sent a text message to friend and Ravens rookie RB Ray Rice saying he's going to have a big game against the NFL's top-ranked defense. Obviously, Rice passed the text message along to his teammates, who are not taking Mendenhall's words lightly. "He said later that he was just joking, but it's too late,'' Ravens LB Bart Scott said. "Thanks for the bulletin-board material, rookie."

RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) Willie Parker has a sprained knee and has been ruled out for Week 4, HC Mike Tomlin revealed during his weekly news conference on Tuesday. Rashard Mendenhall will start for the team. "Rashard is a really talented guy. He has been practicing well," Tomlin said. "He gets his opportunities, and I think that's what team football is all about. Our team is excited to see what he [Mendenhall] is capable of doing. What better way than Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens?"

*** Saturday Update *** RB Vernand Morency (FA) is eager to make his debut Sunday for the Packers. "I'm just glad that Vernand feels good," HC Mike McCarthy said after practice Friday. Morency hasn't been told what his role will be Sunday, but McCarthy said that he isn't ready yet to handle a full load and will split time with RBs DeShawn Wynn and Ryan Grant.

*** Friday Update *** RB Vernand Morency (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. "Vernand had an excellent day today. He went through all the reps. Looks like he has his bounce back. It was good to see him out there knocking the rust off. He put together three full days of work," HC Mike McCarthy said.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Vernand Morency (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. For the first time since suffering a knee injury in training camp, Morency practiced on consecutive days, a condition he had to meet in order to be eligible to play. He could see his first action of the season this week against Minnesota.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Vernand Morency (FA) was on the practice field Wednesday in pads and got a lot of work in. He reportedly looked better than at anytime in the last three weeks.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) will come off of his four-game suspension on Monday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Harold Morrow (FA) did not practice on Thursday but is still expected to play in week four despite his injured ankle.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chad Morton (FA) practiced on Thursday and might be able to play in week four despite his injured hamstring.

*** Friday Update *** RB Moran Norris (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Moran Norris (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

RB Chris Ogbonnaya (FA) The Texans put RB Steve Slaton on waivers Tuesday, Sept. 27, and added Chris Ogbonnaya from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Willie Parker will not be able to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4. He's listed as doubtful.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) did not practice on Thursday as he's dealing with turf toe. "It's painful, but it's something I can deal with, so we'll take it day by day," Parker said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Willie Parker (FA) has turf toe and could miss some practice time this week according to coach Mike Tomlin.

RB Willie Parker (FA) has a sprained knee and has been ruled out for Week 4, HC Mike Tomlin revealed during his weekly news conference on Tuesday. Rashard Mendenhall will start for the team. "Rashard is a really talented guy. He has been practicing well," Tomlin said. "He gets his opportunities, and I think that's what team football is all about. Our team is excited to see what he [Mendenhall] is capable of doing. What better way than Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens?"

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jarrett Payton (FA) is expected to be activated for the team’s week four game against the Colts.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Alvin Pearman (FA) has apparently passed LaBrandon Toefield to become the team’s primary backup RB. “Pearman continues to do a nice job for us,” says HC Jack Del Rio. “He probably has a little more burst to him (than does Toefield). He’s a good football player.”

RB Chris Perry (FA) is making progress, but his return date is still unclear. HC Marvin Lewis had encouraging news on him Tuesday. Perry is eligible to return to practice after the Tampa game. Lewis said it looks like Perry won't need to be shelved long before he gets activated.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Antonio Pittman (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Antonio Pittman (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Antonio Pittman (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Antonio Pittman (FA) has been diagnosed with a cracked bone in his lower left leg. He'll be out 4-6 weeks according to HC Scott Linehan. That means second year RB Brian Leonard will be active for his first game of the season in Week 4. "He took reps in that spot last week and will factor into a lot more things," Linehan said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lousaka Polite (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lousaka Polite (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lousaka Polite (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 1, but is questionable for Week 4, according to CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran. Portis will start in the game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Clinton Portis will be the starting running back in Week 4, reports The Washington Post. Although NFL.com's Jason LaCanfora reports that he "Continue(s) to hear its likely Clinton Portis assumes more of a 3rd down role for Skins w/Ryan Torain getting more and more carries."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Portis said during a radio interview that he is not sure if he will start in Week 4 and does not know what his role will be in the offense, reports The Washington Post's Cindy Boren. "I have no idea, bro. I don't even think it really matters. When it comes to competition, I feel I'll outplay anybody. I feel with what I've done the last nine years you can tell the difference whether I'm in or out," Portis said.

RB Clinton Portis (FA) was bothered by a hand injury during Week 3, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. During a 27-yard run in the first quarter, Portis went down without being hit. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Portis told him that he didn't feel he had the ball secured, and he was afraid he was going to receive contact on that side. As a result, he dropped to the ground to prevent fumbling the football. Portis had 45 yards rushing in the first half, but just one carry in the second half. The Redskins abandoned the running game most of the second half because they were behind. Portis said he was fine after the game.

Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the plan entering Week 3 was to have Portis play on third downs and obvious passing situations, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Ryan Torain was expected to play often on first and second downs.

*** Friday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 4. "He's just questionable. That's all. Fifty-fifty," coach Jim Zorn said after practice today at Redskins Park.

Jason Reid of the Washington Post writes that Portis did not take any reps in practice this week. Ladell Betts and Marcus Mason split the first-team reps, and Zorn said Mason would be active this week. If Portis sits out, Anthony Alridge would be the team's fourth active back, joining Betts, Mason and special-teams standout Rock Cartwright.

"He's paid attention, and he's trying to get it right," Zorn said of Portis. "I mean, he's as frustrated as anybody. I'm putting words in his mouth, but I don't mean to.

"I'll just tell you that he's had a good attitude out here, and he's really tried to work in the training room all week to get up to speed again. And it is getting better."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Head Coach Jim Zorn said Portis is "coming along."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Clinton Portis (FA) came through Sunday's game with flying colors and said he was fine afterwards. Look for more of the same.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Isaac Redman (FA) said he had a concussion in Week 2 and was allowed to go back in the game. "I had a concussion," Redman said. "I was pretty much out of it the rest of the game. I just tried to go back in." When asked how he beat the tests knowing he had a concussion, Redman said: "I said I was all right."

RB Isaac Redman (FA) Redman, the team's Week 1 starter at running back, is now listed as fourth on the depth chart behind Felix Jones, Le'Veon Bell, and Jonathan Dwyer, in that order. Jones is the team's leading rusher with 71 yards and is averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Bell is expected to play in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings, but they'll likely ease him back into the mix.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) looks like a true game time decision. "We stand by the fact that we're hoping he'll get there, he's got a better chance than he had last week," coach John Harbaugh said. "We'll know on Sunday. We've got our fingers crossed."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Rice (hip) said he'll be a game-time decision in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, but said it was "a good sign" that he practiced all week. "Barring no setbacks, there's a chance I could be out there on Sunday," Rice said. "I just have to go out there and warm up and see how it feels out there. I'll let the coaches make the decision for me."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Ray Rice (FA) Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Ray Rice (hip) has a chance to play Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) has made the most of his opportunities so far this season. He has not received more than 20 carries in the first three games but he still ranks seventh in the NFL in rushing. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said he has a feel on how to use Rice so that he stays fresh during the course of a season. "I think there's a sweet spot on how much you can use a three-down back in this business over a 20-game-plus season. We think we've found that sweet spot for him," Cameron said. "It will vary a little bit from week to week, but you can't find many backs in this league that can last 16, 20 games, much less (for) five seasons. So I think we've got a good feel for what is best for him and what is best for us."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) On Thursday, Rice said he feels great, and he is sure he will be ready to play during Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, reports Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun. He doesn't expect to wear any protective gear on his knee because that would limit him. Rice said Sunday will be the ultimate test on whether he's ready to play, and noted the decision will be up to the coaching staff.

Rice partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Friday that Rice will be a game-time decision for Week 4, but Harbaugh is confident that he will be able to play, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) Willis McGahee said Wednesday he doubts Ray Rice will sit out the team's Week 4 game due to a bruised knee, reports The Associated Press. McGahee, who would start if Rice is not able to, said Rice is a competitor and is taking part in team meetings for the upcoming week. Rice, as reported, did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 29. He was walking around the locker room without a noticeable limp.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

Rice tweeted Tuesday, Sept. 28, that he would bounce back from his bruised knee ASAP, reports Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun. According to a source close to Rice, he is moving around like his typical self and the injury isn't that bad. The source noted Rice should be OK for Week 4. Head coach John Harbaugh, during his typical Tuesday radio show, didn't talk about it and did not field questions about the injury from the show's host or the callers.

The Baltimore Sun reported that Rice was walking without a limp and only had a neoprene sleeve on his knee. His fellow RBs sound optimistic he'll play.

"Ray's a competitor, so I doubt he's going to sit this game out," Willis McGahee said. "That's the kind of person that he is."

Asked again if he expected Rice to suit up, McGahee replied, "As far as I know. I don't know what's going on with him, but as far as I know, he was in the meetings with us. So why wouldn't he?"

Fullback Le'Ron McClain was equally confident that Rice would not miss this contest in Pittsburgh.

"I just do pretty much whatever they've got planned for me," McClain said. "With Ray's leg, I thought it would be a big change, but from looking at the game plan, we're just going to do what we do and keep doing what we've been doing."

RB Ray Rice (FA) has a knee contusion and could play this week, according to head coach John Harbaugh, reports The Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daryl Richardson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (FA) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

RB Michael Robinson (FA) will get significant playing time for the 49ers after scoring two touchdowns against the Eagles. HC Mike Nolan said Robinson might replace Gore as the short-yardage and goal-line back.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Evan Rodriguez (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Evan Rodriguez (FA) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Evan Rodriguez (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Evan Royster (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Evan Royster (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Evan Royster (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Evan Royster (FA) is considered day-to-day because of a strained posterior cruciate ligament.

*** Friday Update *** RB B.J. Sams (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cory Schlesinger (FA) will not play in week four due to his broken fibula.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chad Simpson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chad Simpson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chad Simpson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Steve Slaton (FA) said he has picked up the offense well since joining the team. Slaton could see playing time in Week 4 because of the injury for Daniel Thomas.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steve Slaton (FA) Daniel Thomas has been ruled out for Sunday's game as he didn't fly with the team. Steve Slaton becomes an interesting choice here as we've seen that Reggie Bush likely can't carry the full RB load.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steve Slaton (FA) was claimed off waivers by the Dolphins.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steve Slaton (FA) John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports that Texans head coach Gary Kubiak was happy with Steve Slaton's 12-carry, 76-yard effort vs. Jaguars and his pass blocking. He also gave some credit to the offensive line. "We were better up front," Kubiak said. "He (Slaton) ran harder. He got more touches than he's been getting. He was better in pass protection. He was a better player, and we helped him be better, I think."

*** Friday Update *** RB Clifton Smith (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Clifton Smith (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clifton Smith (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week four due to his injured ankle.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

Kevin Acee, of SignOnSanDiego.com, reports Tomlinson practiced today without soreness or other complications, and Head Coach Norv Turner expects he will play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "LT looked good," Turner said. "We're making the kind of progress we'd hoped for. Based on what I've seen, I think there's a good chance (he plays)."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said LaDainian Tomlinson is making progress in his recovery from a sprained ankle, but the team still doesn't know when he will be back on the field.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4. Tomlinson said on Thursday that his toe was improving. "Today was a big step for me because I was able to finish a whole practice," Tomlinson said. "It's coming. It's getting close."

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) says he plans to practice this week and that he experienced little discomfort after gaining 67 yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns. "Today was going to be one of those physical running days," Tomlinson said. "Making one cut and going straight ahead is not a problem for me. I think I'm pretty close. If my toe feels like it does now, I think I'll practice for the full week this week."

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) said on Wednesday he's not concerned with his numbers after three games. He'd prefer to let the season play out more before analyzing his production. The Chargers have tried some new things in the running game, and Tomlinson believes the Bolts are looking to reestablish their offensive identity. After implementing a few new runs against Chicago and New England, the Chargers went back to their "bread and butter" and had some success but he believes they gave away some of their tendencies in the process. "The last game we got back to saying, 'You know what, we'll just do the things we're good at, just line up and play,'" Tomlinson said. "At the same time, we showed some of our tendencies that we used to show. That's why sometimes the Packers would catch us for a loss."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Torain (FA) will likely have an increased workload in the coming weeks, reports Jason La Canfora, of The NFL Network. The extra work is expected to particularly come on first and second downs. While Clinton Portis remains the team's starting tailback, some players believe Torain is a better fit for head coach Mike Shanahan's system. Torain is quicker and more explosive than Portis at this point, but isn't as strong in pass protection, which is an area Portis excels. If Torain can handle a bigger load, Portis could shift to a third-down role sources noted. Portis said he is motivated to do his job, but the assignments come from the coaching staff and there isn't anything he can do about it. Portis said he has not discussed his role with Shanahan.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Torain (FA) NFL.com's Jason LaCanfora reports that he "Continue(s) to hear its likely Clinton Portis assumes more of a 3rd down role for Skins w/Ryan Torain getting more and more carries."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Torain (FA) is on track to return to practice in the days leading up to the Broncos' Oct. 20 game in New England. If all goes well, Torain could play following the Broncos' Oct. 26 bye. "From what we saw in camp, the kid is an explosive runner and in the second half of the season, guys get worn down and we're going to pop this fresh kid in there," Cutler said. "It's going to be exciting to watch." Torain suffered a fractured left elbow and some ligament damage that required surgery in early August. At the time, he was steadily moving up the team's depth chart with Shanahan saying, before any preseason games had been played, that Torain was headed toward being the team's starter.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Torain (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Turner (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Turner (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Turner (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Josh Vaughan (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Josh Vaughan (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Josh Vaughan (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) did not practice on Friday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Danny Ware (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Danny Ware (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Danny Ware (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Spencer Ware (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Spencer Ware (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Spencer Ware (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Spencer Ware (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Kenny Watson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 4. He will likely need to improve in order to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kenny Watson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

RB Brian Westbrook (FA) Geoff Mosher, of the News Journal, reports Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said LeSean McCoy could have an increased role in the offense, even when Brian Westbrook returns from an ankle injury. "I think that will take place," Reid said. "(McCoy) will rotate in there. I don't know what the rotation will be, but we'll work him in there and see how it goes."

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 4. Westbrook will be a game-time decision. HC Andy Reid said treatment methods don't change too much on the road, and Westbrook will see where he's at on Sunday. "He's getting better every day here," Reid said. "I mentioned before that it's going to go right to the wire there. So we'll see how he does."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Westbrook is listed as day-to-day with a right ankle strain. He intends to test the ankle at the end of the week, but he was not limping on Wednesday and sounded optimistic.

"I'm doing basically everything I can to make sure I'm out there on Sunday night," Westbrook told reporters on Wednesday. "I'm optimistic about getting out there and being able to play, I definitely have gotten better since Sunday."

RB Brian Westbrook (FA) HC Andy Reid described Brian Westbrook's situation as day-to-day after the running back underwent an MRI examination on his right ankle Monday morning. The ankle injury on the first play of the second quarter knocked Westbrook out of the Eagles' 15-6 win over Steelers Sunday. Reid continued to describe the injury as an ankle strain. "He was on crutches yesterday and he's limping around without crutches today," the coach said at his Monday news conference. "I guess that's a positive. It will be a race to get him ready for Sunday. It's not torn or damaged, but there is a strain in there, yes."

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. "They are moving in a positive direction," coach Andy Reid said of his injured stars. "It's just not as fast as you'd hoped. So, we'll see how things work out here in the next couple of days."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Brian Westbrook (FA) has an abdominal strain according to HC Andy Reid. In fact, according to the Reid, the injury was not even the result of a hit. "It was from a move that he made," Reid said Monday. "Kind of a freak thing, it popped on him." X-rays were negative. Additional scans Monday revealed no broken parts. Reid said Westbrook is "pretty sore" and that the next couple days will ultimately determine if the running back practices with his teammates Wednesday when the team begins its preparations for Sunday night's game against the Giants.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced Saturday and is looking like he'll play Monday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Friday but still expects to play this weekend. He has shown over the past couple of weeks that he is able to play at a high level without practicing fully the week before.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) is listed as questionable for this week but that's not too alarming. It's not known whether he'll practice Thursday. Last week, he did not practice until Friday and obviously did fine in the game.

RB Brian Westbrook (FA) has missed the majority of the last two week's practices because of knee inflammation, but he has played the last two games and may be back to a full-time work schedule. "Hopefully, we're getting to the end of it, and where he's feeling a little better," HC Reid said. "He wants to practice, and we want him to practice. But, at the same time, we want to be smart with it."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to start in week four. Just like last week, Williams was held out of most of Wednesday’s practice, worked some on Thursday and practiced fully on Friday. “He practiced,” said coach Jon Gruden after Friday morning’s 90-minute workout. “He’s still probable [on the injury report]. It’s much like last week. He’s still got some soreness, but he did practice today and we expect him to play.”

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) rested again on Thursday and only partially participated in Thursday’s practice. He is still expected to start in week four despite his sore foot.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) was limited in Wednesday’s practice due to his injured foot, but he is expected to start as normal in week four.

RB Cadillac Williams (FA) is impressing people not just with the numbers he's posting, but how he's posting them. He gets stronger as the game goes on. He's had 24 4th quarter carries, and is averaging an eye popping 7.9 yards per carry. "I definitely feel like as the game goes on I do get a lot stronger, especially in the fourth quarter,” said Williams. “That’s when it all comes down to who wants it. Everybody’s tired, everybody’s sore, everybody’s beat up, so that’s when I feel like I can really do my damage.”

*** Friday Update *** RB Keiland Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Keiland Williams (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Keiland Williams (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Moe Williams (FA) did not practice on Friday and was downgraded to questionable with his injured knee. A player being downgraded on Friday is usually a bad sign with regards to his ability to play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Moe Williams (FA) did not practice on Thursday with a sore knee and it looks like he'll be a game time decision.

RB Ricky Williams (FA) Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said he is concerned that Ricky Williams has fumbled the ball three times in his last two games, according to Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Williams (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday. With Beanie Wells going on IR, Williams becomes the guy the Cardinals are leaning on at RB.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Derrick Wimbush (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Wimbush (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured hamstring.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Amos Zereoue (FA) has been signed by the team.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kahlil Bell (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kahlil Bell (GB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) said he expects to play in Week 4 because he has not heard anything about the appeal of his three-game suspension. Benson had his appeal heard Tuesday, Sept. 27, but does not know when he will hear if his suspension will be reduced.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Cedric Benson (GB) isn't winning any friends in Chicago. The Bears players joyfully paraded off the Metrodome field Sunday after their 19-16 comeback victory. The lone exception was RB Cedric Benson. He moped around so obviously that you wondered whether he could become a nuisance in the locker room. The contrast between Benson and his jubilant teammates was so noticeable that HC Lovie Smith, assistant Darryl Drake and team chaplain Harry Swayne separately attempted to raise Benson's spirits on the walk off the field. It suggested how fragile Benson's psyche is and that the Bears know it.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Grant (GB) said he believes he will perform well in the team's zone blocking scheme because it is similar to the one he used when he was with the Green Bay Packers.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Grant (GB) is out for this weekend's game with a bruised kidney. James Starts will carry the rushing load.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Grant (GB) did not practice on Thursday. According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, Grant will likely miss this week's game.

Seifert reports, "The Green Bay Packers running back is unlikely to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos after sustaining the injury late in the Packers' 27-17 victory over the Chicago Bears."

"I feel fine," said Grant, who left Soldier Field in an ambulance as a precaution following his 17-carry, 92-yard performance in the Packers' 27-17 victory over the Chicago Bears last Sunday. "I guess that doesn't mean anything."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Grant (GB) did not practice on Wednesday. Grant said he does not think his bruised kidney is a big deal because he is feeling fine at this point. "I feel fine. I have been walking around. I finished the game and everything. We really don't know any details right now. Like I said I feel fine. It wasn't really anything major to it --- just precautionary I guess. We'll get some more information from the doctors on some tests later on this week," Grant said.

RB Ryan Grant (GB) suffered a bruised kidney in Week 3. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Grant's status for Week 4 will be determined later in the week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Grant (GB) said he's feeling good after recovering from his hamstring issue. "This is the best I've felt, definitely," Grant said after a full-pads practice on Thursday. "I told some of the guys I don't feel it, and I don't think about it at practice. I actually came out of practice today saying there were some runs where I tried to get a little more."

"I've got a good amount of reps and I'm feeling good," Grant said. "I'm not feeling sore afterwards, not feeling like I wore down. Each week is progress and I'm excited with how I feel today."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Grant (GB) Could see more time this week with Brandon Jackson's injury. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, coach Mike McCarthy refused to say whether DeShawn Wynn or Ryan Grant would start the game, saying, "We're a running-back-by-committee team, and I foresee us being that every week. So whoever runs out on the first play, you (writers) can make a big deal out of it."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Eddie Lacy (GB) is off to a slow start this season, and he offered an explanation for his struggles in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions. "I need to work on keeping my pads low," Lacy said. "There were a few times last week where I was running kind of high, and I just figured that out. This week, definitely get my pads down when I'm running." Even though Lacy had a costly fumble against the Lions early in the game, he's not worried about his ball security. It was his first fumble since his rookie debut in Week 1 last year.

RB Eddie Lacy (GB) was criticized by head coach Mike McCarthy during a press conference Monday, Sept. 22, for missing opportunities to reach the second level on runs during the team's Week 3 game. "Eddie needs to play better," McCarthy said. "I'm not going to do this anymore. I don't correct individuals in the media. We've seen the film, corrections have been made, our running game wasn't nearly what it needed to be. Not even close."

RB Eddie Lacy (GB) is expected to be ready to play in Week 5, after the team's bye week.

*** Friday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Johnny White (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Johnny White (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Johnny White (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Andre Brown (HOU) said he's a few days ahead of schedule in his rehab from a broken leg. He's out of the walking boot but can't return until at least Nov. 10.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Andre Brown (HOU) admitted that it will be a challenge, continuing to be as productive when getting fewer opportunities, now that Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) is once again the team's starting running back. "Playing running back, once you get three carries, four carries, you get in a groove of things," Brown said. Head coach Tom Coughlin said the team will have a plan about how they're going to use both Bradshaw and Brown - although he wouldn't tip his hand.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (HOU) has more than doubled his reception total (11) than he had this time last year (5). While it’s also a sign that the Miami offense continues to struggle in getting the ball downfield, Brown has been reaping the benefits as he is on pace to grab 60 balls for over 500 yards in the passing game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ron Dayne (HOU) is feeling good according to coach Gary Kubiak as reported by the team's website. When asked how Dayne was doing, Kubiak said, “Good. Practiced the whole practice, knocked the heck out of him a couple of times, he’s ready to go.”

RB Ron Dayne (HOU) HC Gary Kubiak said on Monday that he expects Ron Dayne to be available to play in the team's Week 4 game. Dayne did not play in Week 3 as the result of bruised ribs.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ron Dayne (HOU) may lose carries to Samkon Gado as coach Gary Kubiak says he wants to split the carries evenly between Gado and Dayne. Said Kubiak, “Yeah, I want to play them both (Dayne and Samkon Gado). I want to play them right down the middle. We have not been in a situation to do that. We’re going to try everything we can this Sunday to do that. (RB) Samkon (Gado) has practiced excellent. I would like to see them both carry the ball 12 to 15 times each, and then be able to evaluate them on a week-to-week basis. Hopefully we’re heading in a direction to do that.”

RB Ron Dayne (HOU) will start his second game this weekend. "I want to see him and RB Samkon Gado play," HC Gary Kubiak said. "We only had 18 carries Sunday. That's not many plays to evaluate two backs. "Hopefully, we can come out of a game with 30 or 35 carries where they're splitting time, and we can evaluate both of them."

*** Friday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Foster remains day-to-day, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien said Foster will work out before the team's Week 4 game against the Buffalo Bills to determine if he can play. "I've played through a lot in this league and hamstrings are the hardest thing to gauge because you don't know how it's going to fatigue, how it's going to react to a certain cut," Foster said.

RB Arian Foster (HOU) is considered day-to-day with his hamstring injury. Foster is unsure if he'll be able to return in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills. Alfred Blue replaced Foster in Week 3 and ran for 78 yards on 13 carries in the loss. Foster has 55 carries for 241 yards in two games this year.

*** Friday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. Texans head coach Gary Kubiak indicated Arian Foster is expected to receive his normal workload in Week 4 to see if he can handle it. "We're going to put him back to work full-time and see how he holds up," Kubiak said.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday. He's expected to play Sunday according to the Houston Chronicle.

"He's fine," Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said. "He should be OK heading into the rest of the season now hopefully. We'll keep our fingers crossed."

Don't expect Foster to be limited. He declared his left hamstring, which has twice been strained or aggravated, no longer an issue, aided by sitting out last week's 40-33 loss in New Orleans.

"I could've played last week, but they just wanted to reassure that it wasn't going to be recurring, and that's where it is," Foster said.

Foster did add this precaution though: "If I get kidnapped or something - you never know," Foster said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Foster is feeling fine and hopes he will be able to be able to play the rest of season.

RB Arian Foster (HOU) is expected to start in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers with Ben Tate serving as the backup, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

*** Friday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Derrick Ward (HOU) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, Sept. 26, that Derrick Ward is "pretty close to getting back on the field". Tate did not travel with the team for the game against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3.

*** Friday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. HC Tom Coughlin said Ward was "sore today again. We worked him yesterday and he was sore today. I expect he will be (able to play), but we didn't work him today."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Derrick Ward (HOU) injured his left ankle during the team's Week 3 game. He played through the injury, and experienced soreness on Monday. The injury is not expected to keep him out of the lineup this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured hamstring.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) said he expects to create a productive tandem with Trent Richardson this season. "Me and Trent are going to be a two-headed monster. They made a business decision and it was a great decision. Trent is an excellent player and it's going to work out for both of us, two great running backs," Bradshaw said.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he is a bit concerned Ahmad Bradshaw could aggravate his neck injury in Week 4. "Well, I suppose it could flare up. In his case, he's been treated for a couple weeks so hopefully that's not going to happen. It can flare up," Coughlin said. "Hopefully once you get it under control, and you know a little bit about it, they don't put themselves in that type of position. Sometimes you can't help it, but it can be reoccurring."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) Bradshaw revealed he has a bulging or inflamed disc in his neck that is pushing against his spinal cord.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) will play and start in Week 4, barring a setback.

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he is hopeful Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) will be cleared to play in Week 4; however, Coughlin added, "There are still issues. If it was just pain he would be going." Bradshaw was cleared to practice Monday, Sept. 24. For his part, Bradshaw guaranteed he will play against the Philadelphia Eagles. "You can guarantee it," Bradshaw said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 4. Bradshaw had missed the last two days of practice due to injuries to his right foot and ankle and also had worn a boot on the foot. But coach Tom Coughlin said Bradshaw looked good Friday in limited action at practice and, when asked if he would play, said "there's a good chance. We will see."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports Bradshaw (ankle) said he has not taken off his protective boot yet and tried to run, but he does not anticipate it will be a problem. Bradshaw is resting an ankle injury that has lingered since he was a freshman in college. Bradshaw said, "I'm just resting right now. The boot just keeps me from just pounding it, which is the aggravation always to my ankle."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Bradshaw is wearing a protective boot because of an old ankle injury. Bradshaw apparently aggravated the injury during the team's Week 3 game. Bradshaw was not practicing Wednesday, Sept. 30, but Coughlin sounded optimistic about Bradshaw's chances to play in Week 4.

Vacchiano adds Bradshaw said he will definitely play in the team's Week 4 game despite the injury. Bradshaw does not think his ankle will get any worse.

Also, Vacchiano reports it isn't so clear anymore who is the No. 1 running back for the New York Giants. Brandon Jacobs is still the starter, but through the first three games Bradshaw has been more effective. Bradshaw is coming into games earlier than he did in the past, and he is seeing the football in more important situations. Plus, Bradshaw continues to create most of his own yardage. Previously Bradshaw would come into games to take advantage of defenders being tired after Jacobs spent time beating on them. So far in 2009, Jacobs has not looked as explosive as he did in the past and he has converted just four of his 10 short-yardage attempts. Bradshaw, in comparison, has converted six of seven short-yardage opportunities, gaining 82 yards on those six runs.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ran Carthon (IND) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured thigh.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Mungro (IND) will not play in week four due to an injured knee.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week four due to his injured shoulder.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week four due to his injured shoulder.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (IND) is eager for the challenge of facing Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis and the rest of that team's defense in their Week 4 game Thursday, Sept. 27. "You're talking Ray Lewis, he's one of the ultimates that ever played the game, (not just) at linebacker but as an NFL player," Richardson said.

RB Trent Richardson (IND) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Toby Gerhart (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Toby Gerhart (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Toby Gerhart (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Toby Gerhart (JAX) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team has some concern over Toby Gerhart's three fumbles in Week 3 because they do not want him to lose confidence. "We're going to need Toby to make big plays for us throughout this season and we've got to keep his confidence up," Frazier said. "We know he's capable of holding onto the football. He usually does a good job with that. We don't want him to go in the tank and get down."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Denard Robinson (JAX) more than doubled his previous high in snaps in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts, and his emergence is cutting into the playing time of Toby Gerhart. Head coach Gus Bradley said this week that Robinson has earned more reps and will continue to get them going forward.

*** Friday Update *** RB Will Taufoou (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Will Taufoou (JAX) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Will Taufoou (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Keith Toston (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Keith Toston (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Keith Toston (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Charles likely will be able to play in Week 4, according to head coach Andy Reid.

RB Jamaal Charles (KC) will "most likely" return to practice this week after sitting out in Week 3, according to head coach Andy Reid. Kansas City has an extra day off this week while preparing for their Week 4 matchup against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29.

RB Jamaal Charles (KC) said after a terrific Week 3 performance that he has finally returned all the way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. "I didn't trust myself (until Sunday). It really hit me when I started getting the runs. I started trusting myself," Charles said. "I kind of feel like the old me, especially breaking that long run and finishing it. It's motivating me more that I still have my speed and I still can run the long ones."

*** Friday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (KC) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (KC) suffered a torn Achilles in the team's practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (KC) said Wednesday, Sept. 26, he is all for playing cornerback, although he was surprised when the team asked him. "Yeah, I was surprised, but it was a decision to make the team better," McKnight said. "I'm all for it. I have the athleticism, I just have to work on my technique. (There's) a lot of athleticism in the cornerbacks in this league, you have (to have) the technique take over."

*** Friday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB DeAnthony Thomas (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeAnthony Thomas (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) did not practice for a second straight day on Thursday as he rests his sore hamstring. When asked if his star RB would play on Sunday at San Diego, HC Herman Edwards said: "I don't know that. I would say he is. We don't have to list him until tomorrow. He'll be all right."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Larry Johnson (MIA) criticized the team's slow start and play-calling during an interview with the media on Monday. "I learned a long time ago about coaches. They're always going to do what they want to do. It's usually an ego thing rather than trying to be better or trying to get better or trying to listen to input," Johnson said. "Football is easy. It's not a chess game. It's checkers. When they're looking for the run, you pass. When they're looking for the pass, you run. When they put nine in the box, you pass. When they overload one side, you run to the other side."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) will continue to share time with Priest Holmes according to coach Dick Vermeil. The plan will remain for Holmes to see two series and then for Johnson to work a series.

RB Lamar Miller (MIA) got all of his 48 rushing yards on nine third-quarter carries in Week 3. He did not receive a carry in the fourth quarter as the team opted with RB Daniel Thomas, even though he had a fumble. "We wanted to give Lamar an opportunity once we thought Reggie couldn't play effectively," head coach Joe Philbin said. "We have two guys, we think a lot of both and we think they're both capable of playing. Some of it was dictated by situation, but some of it was spreading the carries around."

*** Friday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (MIA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (MIA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (MIA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (MIA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday. "We’re just going to see," Coach Josh McDaniels said of Moreno’s chances this weekend. "There is nothing definite at this point. This week we’re going to make sure that we’re smart about it and make the best decision that we can at the end of the week."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) has been ruled out for Sunday's game as he didn't fly with the team. Steve Slaton becomes an interesting choice here as we've seen that Reggie Bush likely can't carry the full RB load.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He's listed with a hamstring issue. It's not known if it's the same hamstring injury that held him out of work earlier this year. Watch this one closely.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Damien Williams (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Damien Williams (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Hicks (MIN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Hicks (MIN) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Hicks (MIN) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) wants his representation to accelerate his trial date for child-abuse charges, with the goal of getting it set for 2014, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The broader goal will be to resolve the charges in time for Peterson to return to action for the Vikings this year. He would need to resolve the charges in a way that doesn't expose him to a potential suspension without pay under the personal-conduct policy.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) said he is tired of losing after his team opened the season 0-3 and blew three straight second-half leads. He is also at a loss for words for why he isn't touching the ball more on offense. "I really can't explain it," Peterson said, going on again to say that the Vikings need to execute the plays that are called. He has eclipsed 100 yards rushing just once this year and received 20-plus carries in only one week, Week 2.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is uncertain to play in Week 4. Peterson is officially questionable, but barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) HC Brad Childress said today that Adrian Peterson's hamstring injury was "No sorer than he was when we went into the game yesterday. He had I think 40-something snaps - only 17 carries. He's doing just fine."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) has moved ahead of Thomas Tapeh into the team's starting line-up at the FB position. "You know, Naufahu will put his hat on you," head coach Brad Childress said. "They kid him about having a gigantic head. He will put his hat on you, along with that head, and body and legs. He does a nice job of lead blocking, zone blocking. He does a good job of catching the football as well."

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Bolden (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Bolden (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Bolden (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) will reportedly miss two months will an injured leg.

RB Stevan Ridley (NE) carried the ball seven times for a team-high 44 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3, and he is averaging 6.4 yards per carry this year. "He's got a long way to go, just like any rookie as it relates to the overall scheme and knowing what to do. But that whole position has been good for us this year, productive. He'll be another guy that we add into the mix there. He's got to improve in a lot of areas and he will. He's working hard," offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien said.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) did not practice Friday, Oct. 1, and is highly unlikely to play in Week 4, according to NESN.com's Jeff Howe.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shane Vereen (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shane Vereen (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darian Barnes (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darian Barnes (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darian Barnes (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darian Barnes (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darian Barnes (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darian Barnes (NO) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Korey Hall (NO) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Korey Hall (NO) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Korey Hall (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) did not practice on Thursday. Ingram denied a report that he is requesting a trade. "No. Never came from me," said Ingram. "I don't know who that came from. But I love New Orleans. It's home to me. I love this organization, love my teammates, love my coaches. I'm happy here. And we're 3-0. So I'm excited about that." He has only 17 carries for 31 yards on the season and is fourth on the team in rushing yards behind RBs Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles and Khiry Robinson.

RB Mark Ingram (NO) Saints head coach Sean Payton said there is no truth to the rumor that Mark Ingram is looking for a trade.

RB Julius Jones (NO) suffered a slight concussion during the team's Week 3 game. The injury is not currently believed to be serious, but it is his second concussion in three weeks.

*** Friday Update *** RB Erik Lorig (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Erik Lorig (NO) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Erik Lorig (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Deuce McAllister (NO) is not part of the team's game plan at this time. "Deuce McAllister has been a great back for this club and this team, but we have to make a game plan at the start of week and we've got to trust that our game plan is the right plan, not only by play design but also by personnel design. And by personnel design, Pierre Thomas went into that game as our primary short-yardage runner with Reggie Bush as someone that could potentially be in there," Saints HC Sean Payton said.

RB Deuce McAllister (NO) said an MRI exam Tuesday confirmed that he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in Monday night's loss to Tennessee. He will miss the remainder of the season. "I didn't want to believe, but just taking that walk to the locker room you could feel it just kind of giving way a little bit," he said. "And that was just kind of reminiscent of how the other one felt," he added, referring to a 2005 injury.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (NO) is a game time decision but the signing of RB DeShawn Wynn from the practice squad looks like a troubling sign for Thomas' chances to play Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. He's considered to be a game time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (NO) did not practice on Thursday.

Saints head coach Sean Payton said Pierre Thomas will be a game-time decision for Week 4, according to Jeff Duncan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Payton said Thomas is a player that can miss practice but still play in a game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeShawn Wynn (NO) Could see more time this week with Brandon Jackson's injury. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, coach Mike McCarthy refused to say whether DeShawn Wynn or Ryan Grant would start the game, saying, "We're a running-back-by-committee team, and I foresee us being that every week. So whoever runs out on the first play, you (writers) can make a big deal out of it."

*** Friday Update *** RB Robert Douglas (NYG) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Robert Douglas (NYG) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Robert Douglas (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said Peyton Hillis is wearing a walking boot after suffering an ankle injury in Week 3. He hopes that Hillis will be able to play Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday. Hillis said he lost 10-12 pounds when he was dealing with strep throat and illness but he is 100 percent now.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) was back with the team in meetings Monday, Sept. 26, a day after sitting out the Week 3 game against the Miami Dolphins due to strep throat and weakness from a fever. "My understanding in talking to the trainers is that he feels better today," head coach Pat Shurmur said.

RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) Browns head coach Eric Mangini said Peyton Hillis likely will remain as the team's starting running back, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Henry Hynoski (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Henry Hynoski (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Henry Hynoski (NYG) has been placed on Injured Reserve with a shoulder injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs revealed during a local radio interview that he battled a slight knee injury at the start of the season. Jacobs, however, said the injury was no longer bothering him. Jacobs, who is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry this season, said during a radio interview his numbers will improve or else he will retire after the season. "If I finish the season averaging (3.4 yards) a carry, I won't play next year. I'll be done," Jacobs said. "That's how much I believe in my ability. My numbers will get higher as the season goes on. I'm not worried at all. I think things will be good for me from here on out. Nothing's wrong. Things are good. The season just started. It's a long season. I'm fine. I'm good."

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend. According to HC Tom Coughlin, Jacobs "did everything" in practice Friday. Coughlin said Jacobs would "stay questionable", and that in all likelihood it will come down to a decision on Sunday morning as to whether he will play. Coughlin reiterated that even if Jacobs could go, he would split carries with Derrick Ward.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) participated in most of practice today, but stopped toward the end because his injured knee "got kind of stiff," Jacobs said. it's out of his hands as to whether he'll play on Sunday against the Eagles. "I have no clue," he said. "I don't know what the decision is around here. I feel like I can, but I don't know what they're going to come up with." When asked how practice went, Jacobs said, "I did what I had to do -- show people that I can go and I'm ready to go. It's in their hands."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) did not practice Wednesday, but he hasn't ruled out practicing later this week. He says that his knee feels good, in fact, that he wouldn't rule out playing Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, though that still seems like a bit of a longshot. "I would love to play this weekend," he said. "I'm getting very close. I have to see the doctor in a little bit and hopefully there will be some good news." "It's most definitely killing me (to not play)," Jacobs said. "But I don't want to go out and ruin my opportunity to be the guy in the future. It's a knee injury and it'll only get worse if you don't let it heal."

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Andre Williams (NYG) The Giants could use Andre Williams more in Week 4 if the team gets an early lead and has to rely on the running game, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN New York. The team is monitoring Rashad Jennings after he carried the ball 34 times in Week 3, and believe he will be at full strength, but with the short week the team could rely on Williams a bit more.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Lex Hilliard (NYJ) could receive an expanded role on offense in Week 4 because of the injury to Daniel Thomas.

RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) may get more playing time, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ivory and Chris Johnson both had 10 carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 3, but Ivory saw more action in the passing game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday. Ivory (hamstring) rode a stationary bike during practice Wednesday, Sept. 25, and the team isn't giving any indication that he'll return in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans.

RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) Ivory's hamstring injury is to the same hamstring he injured during training camp but at a different spot. The team is expecting Ivory to miss some time because he was slow to recover from his first hamstring injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) said he will be a more efficient rusher if he receives more carries per game, but he said he isn't going to complain to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. "It's still early," Johnson said. "I know what Marty wants to do, and I know what this offense wants to do. We want to run the ball. I don't think it's time right now to go in there and talk to Marty and try to tell him what he needs to do."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) Former RB LaDainian Tomlinson criticized Chris Johnson for his lack of toughness in the early going this year. "Chris Johnson is an explosive player, and there's no way he should be averaging 1.4 yards per carry this season," Tomlinson said. "I mean, he's a home-run hitter. I think he's not running with the same passion, and he's not running with the same effectiveness and really that 'go get it' mentality that he has in the past." Johnson has only 45 yards on 33 rushes after three games.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) said he feels like he is in better game shape now than he did when he first reported to the team at the beginning of the year. "I feel like I'm pretty much in football-conditioned shape right now," Johnson said. "The first couple or three weeks when I got here, I was getting over a lot of soreness and tightness. So toward the end of practice, I wasn't able to run the gassers and things like that. But today I was able to run them and things like that. Running them and me having my wind and feeling good, I feel like I'm in football shape."

*** Friday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) The New York Jets are expected to use Bilal Powell as the featured back the next two weeks while they bring Chris Ivory (hamstring) and suspended Mike Goodson are brought back slowly. Running back coach Anthony Lynn said Powell can be used in most situations. "He's always had a skill set that can cover - between the tackles, outside the tackles, receiving skills, blocking skills. He has a complete skill set, and that allows him to stay on the field. Even if he's not the feature back he would be on the field a lot," Lynn said. Powell said he entered the season more prepared which has allowed him to play faster and be more comfortable.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tony Richardson (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tony Richardson (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tony Richardson (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tony Richardson (NYJ) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tony Richardson (NYJ) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured knee.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Jones-Drew said Wednesday, Sept. 24, on NFL Network's NFL AM, he will play in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) said the reason he reported to the team was because it was obvious to him the Jaguars were not going to reward him with a new deal. "I came to the realization when multiple teams offered multiple picks and players to trade for me, and pretty much the Jaguars wouldn't budge," Jones-Drew said. "When it comes to that point where they're not allowing you to get compensated for your play, and they won't pay you and they won't show you your value, you have to come back."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Darren McFadden (OAK) is expected to play in Week 4, according to a league source. McFadden's injured groin simply tightened and he could have gone back in the team's Week 3 game if needed, the source said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4. HC Lane Kiffin said McFadden was "very limited" and ran at three-quarters speed in practice on Thursday, saying it was "kind of a surprise to us." McFadden will again have a pain-killing injection and start if he warms up well enough. “We’ll push him and act as if he’s fine,” Kiffin said. “Once he starts showing he’s not 100 percent, we’ll pull back as a safety measure and go with Michael and make sure he doesn’t get knocked out in the game so he can come back [after the bye] with Fargas.”

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday, but he did take part in Thursday's session. His toe is still bothering him quite a bit.

"McFadden was limited which was kind of a surprise to us,” coach Lane Kiffin said. “We thought we’d have him out here for more today. His toe was really bothering him.”

Kiffin estimated McFadden at about three-quarters speed.

“With the bye week coming up, it’s going to make me feel a whole lot better,” McFadden said.

McFadden missed time at Arkansas with a toe injury but said this one is `a nagging one. "The one I had in college a I didn’t have no choice but to let it heal up before I could do something on it.”

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Oren ONeal (OAK) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Oren ONeal (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamize Olawale (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamize Olawale (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamize Olawale (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Marcel Reece (OAK) suffered an ankle injury in Week 3 against the New York Jets. Head coach Hue Jackson said Monday, Sept. 26, that it will take a couple of days to see how Reece responds to treatment.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reno Mahe (PHI) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) is not concerned with his rushing numbers from Week 3, and said he does not feel like he is struggling after posting 22 yards on 19 carries. "I don't think I'm struggling at all," McCoy said. "I don't know what you mean by that. I don't think I'm struggling, at all. So I don't know what you mean by that."

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) said he thought he broke his ankle in Week 3. He broke it in high school and said the pain reminded him of that. He has been a full participant in practice and expects to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) added to his feud with New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora. "Osi to be honest, he is a good player," McCoy said. "I think he thinks that he is better than what he really is. I think he is a ballerina in a Giants uniform. Other than that, that is all I got to say about Osi." The two players have been exchanging barbs for several years.

*** Friday Update *** RB Dri Archer (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dri Archer (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dri Archer (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeVeon Bell (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeVeon Bell (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeVeon Bell (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeVeon Bell (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeVeon Bell (PIT) is expected to make his season debut against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4, but Ben Roethlisberger isn't so sure of that. "Honestly, I have no idea with him," Roethlisberger said. "You can't get a read on him. One day, he's practicing, one day, he's not; one day, he's going hard, the next day, he's not. I wish I could."

RB LeVeon Bell (PIT) is expected to practice this week, and there is optimism he will be available to play in the teams Week 4 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

*** Saturday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PIT) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said Friday, Sept. 28, that he thinks LeGarrette Blount needs more carries, and he might get them in Week 4 against the Washington Redskins.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PIT) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said the running game is not where he wants it to be, and that may result in LeGarrette Blount getting more carries, resulting in more of a 1-2 punch with Doug Martin.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PIT) Blount's power approach at running back has reminded head coach Raheem Morris of former FB Mike Alstott, according to The Tampa Tribune's Roy Cummings. The team will likely be using Blount as their short-yardage and goal-line back in the future. "He's not declared," said Morris, who indicated on his weekly radio show on Monday that Blount would be the Bucs' new option in goal-line and short-yardage situations. "But he's definitely going to have a role (there) if he's not the back. He still has to go out there and compete with Earnest a little bit, but I'm sure Earnest Graham will gladly run up the sideline and tap him in if he keep giving us runs like that."

RB LeGarrette Blount (PIT) is expected to see more playing time after the team's Week 4 bye, reports Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) has been ruled out for Sunday's game and did not make the trip to Jacksonville.

*** Friday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 4, according to Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star. He will be a game-time decision but is not expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Shaun Draughn (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shaun Draughn (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shaun Draughn (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said he is not happy with Ryan Mathews' chronic fumbling issues since entering the league and that Mathews will lose some playing time if he is not able to improve his ball security. "I am very concerned, and it has to stop," Smith said. "I believe you can improve in ball security. And no one works any harder in trying to get better than Ryan. However, if it continues he will play less." Mathews has fumbled 11 times since joining the Chargers. He is averaging a fumble every 42 1/2 times he touches the ball and losing a fumble every 78 touches.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) is likely to see more touches in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins, but Mike Tolbert might see more opportunities near the goal line.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Ryan Mathews could see more touches than Mike Tolbert but Tolbert will still see some work at the goal line. Acee posted this on his Twitter feed when asked how he saw the RB workload splitting up: "Mathews more touches, but Tolbert will get some opp on goal line"

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) missed practice Thursday but still is expected to play with his sore foot. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote Thursday "It does not appear that Ryan Mathews’ foot soreness will keep him out of Sunday’s game."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) said Wednesday he was not bothered by his right ankle sprain during practice Wednesday, Sept. 29, reports Scott Bair, of the North County Times. Mathews believes he will return to action during Week 4 after missing the team's last game. He said he is feeling good and was able to do everything he typically does during Wednesday's practice.

On Thursday, Mathews was taken off the injury report. He practiced as normal on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday. Mathews said a workout Monday was pain free, according to Kevin Acee of SignOnSanDiego.com

RB Ryan Mathews (SD) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he hopes Ryan Mathews will be able to participate in practice at some point this week, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

RB Danny Woodhead (SD) suffered a severe high ankle sprain and fractured fibula in the Week 3 game against the Buffalo Bills. He's out for the remainder of the season.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Danny Woodhead (SD) took on some of the role Kevin Faulk previously played in the Patriots' offense, reports Karen Guregian, of The Boston Herald.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Henry (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Henry (SEA) was excused from Wednesday’s practice due to illness.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Frank Gore (SF) wasn't pleased with the offensive game plan in which they unleashed five-receiver sets against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3 because of a lack of healthy tight ends. The receiver-heavy look didn't feature a running back, and the Niners went with a no-huddle offense. Colin Kaepernick's 78.4 completion percentage (29-for-37) was his best as a starter. Gore had just one carry in the second half and finished with six rushes for just 10 yards. Carlos Hyde had three carries for 13 yards.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Most expect him to be active but it looks like he could have a reduced workload.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Gore said he is not sure if he will be able to play in Week 4 because of his ankle injury. Gore said he expects to team's running to perform well in the game even if he does not play in the game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Frank Gore (SF) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said he believes Frank Gore will be able to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) will not play in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) will not play in Week 4.

RB Frank Gore (SF) Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports Frank Gore has a right ankle strain and right hind foot sprain, according to the team. The Associated Press reports that the latest ankle strain is not related to the ankle sprain he suffered Week 2. CBSSports.com reports Gore will be sidelined for approximately three weeks, according to a team official.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) was excused from Wednesday’s practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) is frustrated with his team’s offense. "We won two games and the offense has done nothing," Gore said Thursday. "We just have to start making plays. It's on us. We're not doing what it takes to get to the next level right now as an offense."

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced on Wednesday but remains listed as questionable for this weekend. Coach Mike Nolan was asked today if he expected Gore to be able to play this Sunday and Nolan simply said, "Yes."

RB Frank Gore (SF) was initially diagnosed with a strained abdomen after suffering an injury in week three but had his diagnosis changed to bruised ribs by the team on Monday. Gore sounded as though he expects to play in week four. "I'll be on the field," Gore said. "I'm kind of sore, but I'll be all right."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ken Darby (STL) likely would receive a bulk of the carries in Week 4 if Steven Jackson were not able to play in the game, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

*** Friday Update *** RB Earnest Graham (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Earnest Graham (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Earnest Graham (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) practiced fully on Thursday. Martin said he back to full strength and he is anxious to get back on the football field and prove he is an impact player.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Doug Martin (TB) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 22. He did not play Week 3 with a knee injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerald Sowell (TB) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerald Sowell (TB) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured ankle.

*** Friday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Shonn Greene (TEN) is expected to miss "a few" more weeks as he recovers from a knee surgery.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team is open to trying anything to bolster their rushing attack, including the possibility of more early carries for Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight. So far this season, starter Shonn Greene is averaging 2.8 yards per carry with a long of 14 yards.

RB Shonn Greene (TEN) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team would like to get Shonn Greene playing better than he has in the first three games. Greene has averaged 2.8 yards per carry so far, and Ryan would like him to be averaging around four yards per carry.

*** Friday Update *** RB Dexter McCluster (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dexter McCluster (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dexter McCluster (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Dexter McCluster (TEN) Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said Dexter McCluster is dealing with an elbow injury but the team will not get the official diagnosis for another day or two.

*** Friday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bishop Sankey (TEN) was on the field for a season-high 27 snaps in Week 3, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Sankey's play will dictate his future snap totals. "He's got good vision, and he looks to have good movement skills," Whisenhunt said. "What I didn't like is attention to detail with him. If he can get the attention to detail better, his reps will increase."

*** Friday Update *** RB Leon Washington (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Leon Washington (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Leon Washington (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Leon Washington (TEN) is expected to have a special package of plays designed for him Week 4. However, Kevan Barlow is expected to remain the team’s starting RB.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Leon Washington (TEN) may see more action soon. HC Eric Mangini is believed to be considering an expanded role in his team's offense for the rookie. Washington rushed seven times for 25 yards in Week 3 and also had two receptions for 52 yards. "The more he takes advantage of his opportunities, the more they'll come to him," Mangini said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Roy Helu (WAS) The Redskins have placed Roy Helu (toe) on Injured Reserve. Former Packers RB Ryan Grant was signed by the team.

RB Roy Helu (WAS) aggravated his turf toe injury in the Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. It is a pre-existing injury, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Alfred Morris (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Alfred Morris (WAS) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darrel Young (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darrel Young (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darrel Young (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Wide Receiver

*** Friday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) Bob McManaman and Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, report Larry Fitzgerald said he is upset that he has not been able to play at the level he was at last season so far this year. "I don't think I'm playing on the same level I was last year. There's definitely a lot of things I need to improve on to get back to playing at that clip. But rest assured, I'll continue to bust my hump to get myself back there," Fitzgerald said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (ARI) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (ARI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (ARI) Omar Kelly, from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano acknowledged there has been some thought to having Ted Ginn Jr. return to his role as a special teams returner.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chansi Stuckey (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chansi Stuckey (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chansi Stuckey (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) is not happy with his lack of touches on offense this season. Hester has just two receptions and two rushes through three games. "It's hard being one of the top electrifying players in the league and you're not able to get your hands on the ball as much as you want," Hester said. "They know I want the ball. I just have to keep working at it, keep my head up, and get better every day. And don't let it distract me." Hester is waiting to see the "Hester Package" the team talked about in the offseason. "Hopefully it'll come one day," Hester said. "I'm trying to figure out when it's going to come. It's a disappointing feeling. I know what I'm capable of."

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4. The Bears are seemingly pointing to Sunday's game with the Eagles as his return date, but the nature of the injury [ribs] makes it a likely game-time decision. “We really don't know,” HC Lovie Smith said. “When you're dealing with an injury like that, you just don't know. I just know it's a step in the right direction when he's practicing on a limited basis.” Hester seems fairly optimistic. “I feel pretty good right now,” said Hester. “The treatment is helping out a lot. I’m getting better and I’m hoping I will be able to play this week.”

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) said he focused on strengthening his quadriceps while rehabbing his broken foot and has noticed a difference on the field this year. "I can get in and out of my cuts easier because my quads are very strong now," Jones said. "Last year, I wasn't as strong. I was using more of my hamstrings. Now I'm able to explode out of cuts and therefore get separation from DBs."

*** Friday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Courtney Roby (ATL) did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured toe.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Roddy White (ATL) played a season-high 47 plays in the team's Week 3 loss to the Miami Dolphins and was targeted four times and had two catches for 16 yards.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) When asked if he thought New York Giants WRs Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks are the best receiving duo in the NFL, Atlanta Falcons Roddy White took a jab Cruz. "Victor Cruz is a lot more of a slot receiver; the big boys play on the outside," White said. Cruz did not particularly care too much for White's comments. "I couldn't care less about what anybody else has to say," Cruz said. "I got a ring back at home. I don't care about what Roddy White has to say."

*** Friday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. However, he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) most likely will return to the starting lineup, HC Jim Mora said on Tuesday. WR Ashley Lelie got the start in place of White because White had missed three practices last week with bruised ribs and shoulder.

*** Friday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday. He remains out with his foot injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four despite being listed as questionable with a sore foot.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) practiced on Thursday and is expected to start in week four despite his sore foot.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) rested his foot on Wednesday but is expected to start as normal in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marlon Brown (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marlon Brown (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) reportedly suffered a head injury during an altercation on a party bus Monday, Sept. 23. Jones was allegedly hit over the head with a bottle and was bleeding everywhere. However, Jones' agent, Kennard McGuire, said contrary to earlier reports, Jones is fine and was back at practice Monday, Sept. 23, with his regular rehab routine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) will be out two to three weeks with a separated shoulder.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Smith (BAL) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

WR Steve Smith (BAL) expressed frustration over his role in the team's Week 3 game, according to Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer. Smith did not catch a pass until midway through the fourth quarter, and finished with just three catches for 22 yards. "I wouldn't necessarily call it frustrated; just disappointed, let down," Smith said. "If they throw a ball, they're going to throw me the ball. I've still got a job to do. I think I ran some pretty good routes. You've got to evaluate yourself. I'm a horrible quarterback, a terrible defensive back. I'm not going to tackle at linebacker. My best job is a wide receiver, and i'm going to run the routes they call. And hopefully they're sufficient and the ball comes. If it does, I'll try to catch it, and if it doesn't, I can't catch air."

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (BAL) told WHNS FOX in Charlotte that he wasn't at top speed when he made his season debut last Sunday at Tampa Bay. That's scary as Smith had seven catches for 112 yards and says he took it slow in the game.

He says he's getting stronger and is practicing now without any discomfort in his legs.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Smith (BAL) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Smith (BAL) practiced Wednesday and is listed as probable for this Sunday's game vs. the Saints.

WR Steve Smith (BAL) logged 52 snaps (77.6 percent of the team's 67) Sunday, which was more than the coaching staff had anticipated. The team "monitored" Smith's playing time, but leaned on him to keep them posted on how much he was able to take. He had seven catches for 112 yards and a 16.0-yard per catch average. "I was happy to see him get through it," Fox said. "I think we probably played him too much. But for a first game, he did an outstanding job." Fox said he wasn't sure when Smith could play full games and run full routes, saying since he missed so much of the prep work; it's still going to be a "process" to get him caught up.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Marcus Easley (BUF) suffered a sprained MCL and could be out 4-6 weeks. The team has not used its injured reserve/designated to return slot yet, but the belief is Easley won't go on IR/DTR because he may be out just a month.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) is listed as day-to-day after leaving the team's Week 3 game with a hamstring injury. Massaquoi is unlikely to play in Week 4 because the game is on Thursday and leaves him less time to heal up. Jordan Norwood and Joshua Cribbs could see more action if Massaquoi is unable to play.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Williams (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Williams (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Williams (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Robert Woods (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Robert Woods (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Robert Woods (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR David Clowney (CAR) Dave Hutchinson, of the Newark Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the reason David Clowney was inactive for Week 3 was because Clowney "complained" about his playing time in Week 2 on his Twitter page. The offending tweet was seen as pretty innocent by many: "1 play in the 1st Half, 4 plays in the 2nd half . . . A bit disappointed about my playing time but very happy and satisfied about the win."

"I'm not a big Twitter guy, but you hear different things. To me, this is about our team and understanding this is about our team. No individual is bigger than the team," Ryan said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Clowney (CAR) will not play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ryne Robinson (CAR) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ryne Robinson (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ryne Robinson (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) did not practice on Thursday. Holmes said he has a long ways to go to being 100 percent. "I didn't have a lot of chances to practice up until this point and I still have a lot of learning and a lot of physical things to continue working on," Holmes said. "I still have a long ways to go. To be honest with you (my foot) doesn't feel better. But I have to challenge myself every day I get an opportunity to practice."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) was hot happy with the direction the offense went in after the Oakland Raiders switched to a zone defense in Week 4. "We've got to do a better job of adjusting on the fly as an offense," said Holmes, making a veiled criticism of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. "You can't be forced to continue doing the same things when those guys are doing something different. We have to open up the game plan a little bit and have a little bit more fun." Holmes and WR Plaxico Burress had just four catches each. RB Shonn Greene was the leading receiver and QB Mark Sanchez threw underneath most of the day.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) Dolphins offensive coordinator Dan Henning said Brandon Marshall had to head to the locker room before halftime of Week 3 to receive several IVs, as his big workload took its toll, according to Jeff Darlington, of the Miami Herald. Marshall has been targeted often throughout the season thus far, and he continues to get accustomed to the Florida heat. With an average of seven catches and 97 yards through three games, Marshall is on pace for 112 catches and 1,552 yards for the year. Marshall was targeted 12 times in the second half alone in Week 3. During the game, he had played 65 snaps and run 40-yard routes on almost every play. Although critics questioned Marshall's conditioning after the game, Marshall responded by noting that he runs one or two miles every morning at 5 o'clock before most other players' days begin. Henning believes Marshall burns a lot of non-productive energy by being too anxious and emotional before games.

WR Josh Morgan (CHI) reportedly lost 15 pounds in the past month while battling the flu virus.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) denied he was behind the $55,000 dinner paid by Dez Bryant, according to Tom Orsborn, of the San Antonio Express-News. Williams added the dinner tab was not payback for Bryant refusing to carry his shoulder pads at training camp. "I don't understand why my name is associated with this whole ordeal," Williams said. "I mean, it's the same offensive dinner that we've been doing, that every team does in the NFL. So I don't know why my name is the single name in this thing. I have nothing against Dez; Dez has nothing against me. Like I said in training camp, I don't want you guys to bang our heads together and try to make us hate each other. That's not going to work."

WR Roy Williams (CHI) has shown surer hands so far this season after putting in extra work with the pitching machine to work on his hands, reports DallasCowboys.com's Josh Ellis. "So when I see that ball coming out of his arm it looks like the JUGs machine," Williams said. "And it's just repetitive. He [QB Tony Romo] finally got in rhythm with me, I finally got in rhythm with him and it's working for us." Williams has 191 receiving yards through three games, which is second on the team.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR A.J. Green (CIN) will face off against Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden this weekend, and Haden is welcoming the challenge. "I'm not just gonna run along with him and try to let him jump over me. It's gonna be a really, good, intense matchup. It's not a scared thing at all. It's gonna be a battle. You gotta know sometimes they might get theirs, but you gotta be able to get yours a lot more." Green has hauled in 18 passes for 344 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 19.1 yards per catch in four career games against Cleveland.

WR Marvin Jones (CIN) is expected to be healthy enough to return in Week 5 after the team's bye.

*** Friday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) did not practice on Thursday. He's dealing with a hamstring injury and this is looking iffy for Sunday. To make things worse, it's a late game in San Diego so we likely won't get official word until well after the 1 pm kickoffs.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Miles Austin (CLE) The Cowboys do not believe Miles Austin's hamstring injury is as serious as previous hamstring injuries. The team will see how he feels Wednesday, Sept. 25, before determining if he will practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) said he wanted to play in Week 4 but understands sitting out the game in order to have his injured hamstring fully heal before returning.

*** Friday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Miles Austin will not be able to play until after the team's Week 5 bye.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Gordon (CLE) Browns wide receivers coach Mike McDaniel is convinced Josh Gordon's most recent suspension made him realize he must stay on the straight and narrow to return to the field. "There's no question in my mind," McDaniel said Wednesday, Sept. 25. "Now do I think originally he understand the ramifications of his actions before he ever had a slip-up? Probably not, but it happens as it goes. That's one thing I've really been taken aback by is how much responsibility he's definitely taking, and he needs to continue to take."

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Gordon (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Gordon (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Gordon (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Josh Gordon (CLE) The Browns have no plans to trade Josh Gordon, according to head coach Rob Chudzinski.

WR Andrew Hawkins (CLE) is tied for third among wide receivers in targets (33) through three weeks.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marlon Moore (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marlon Moore (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He's expected to be ready for game day though.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) said Friday, Sept. 30, he is unsure if he can play in Week 4. The swelling in Bryant's thigh has gone down, but he has been trying to keep the leg loose. In Week 3, Bryant used a yellow compressor between offensive and defensive series.

He'll be a game time decision. Fortunately, it's a 1 PM game so we'll know about 12 noon eastern his official status. Stay tuned to the Footballguys Sunday Update page.

"We'll see," said Bryant when asked if he would play Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Bryant is expected to be a game-time decision for Week 4 because he missed most of practice this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) did not practice on Thursday. His thigh contusion flared up a little after working Wednesday. Coach Jason Garrett says they're taking it day by day.

"When you stress it like you do during the course of a ballgame, sometimes it doesn't bounce back as quickly as you want to," coach Jason Garrett said. "He just has to continue to work his way through it. We're hopeful by the end of the week he can practice a little bit more and be ready to play in the ballgame. We'll take that one day to day."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) played the team's Week 3 game with a stress fracture in his ribs, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins. Bryant played with extra padding to protect the area and came out of the game fine. He finished with four catches for 50 yards.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Harris (hip) said he will play in Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers despite being listed as questionable. "Monday I couldn't even move," Harris said. "It feels so much better. I'm not worried about it. I played the whole game Sunday with the same thing." Terrance Williams will get the bulk of the work with Miles Austin (hamstring) not playing. Williams has five catches for 60 yards in three games.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Carlton Mitchell (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Carlton Mitchell (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Carlton Mitchell (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Caldwell (DEN) Joe Reedy, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports that Andre Caldwell has been flourishing in the slot receiver position vacated by T.J. Houshmandzadeh. He worked with Carson Palmer in the offseason and made an improvised adjustment that Palmer anticipated on the game-winning TD catch vs. the Steelers.

*** Friday Update *** WR Taylor Jacobs (DEN) practiced on Friday but will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Taylor Jacobs (DEN) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Taylor Jacobs (DEN) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny McKinley (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny McKinley (DEN) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Edell Shepherd (DEN) will return kicks Week 4, according to HC Gary Kubiak.

*** Friday Update *** WR Rod Smith (DEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rod Smith (DEN) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play in week four despite his concussion.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) has one touchdown catch this year and four dropped passes. Thomas had five dropped passes all of last season. "I just haven't been consistent, and it bothers me," Thomas said. "I think about it, I keep practicing hard, doing the things I need to do. I want to make it right." Thomas has been bothered by a left foot injury at times, but he hasn't missed any practice time and has played 93 percent of the offensive snaps through three games.

WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) finished with four catches for just 31 yards in the team's Week 3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but Peyton Manning targeted him nine times in the game. Thomas dropped a pass and had a big gain taken back by a penalty. He has caught nine passes for 110 yards and a touchdown through three games this year, and he has been very inconsistent so far. "I really can't tell. It was a fast game," said Thomas when asked if the Seahawks' coverage led to his decreased numbers. "I had an opportunity to make plays and didn't. I feel like I had my chances. I have to make my plays. Two plays that I had my hands on the ball, they broke up. But I feel like I have to come down with those." He continues to say that contract talks haven't been a distraction. Thomas also dealt with foot and ankle issues in Week 3, but he refused to use it as an excuse.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com, reports that he wouldn't be surprised if Patriots WR Wes Welker is "shut down" around the team's Week 8 bye to have his knee "cleaned out". Reiss writes "My hunch is that he is dealing with some type of swelling in the knee, and the fact that it's happened so early in the season is troubling. It will not surprise me if there comes a point at which Welker is shut down - maybe around the bye - with the thinking to have the knee cleaned out so he has a chance to return to full health. This is all speculation on my part based on my feeling that that when a player is dealing with a knee injury and is a game-time decision in Weeks 2 and 3, it's usually not the type of situation that goes away on its own."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) had two catches for 19 yards in his first game of the season while Marlon Moore was a healthy inactive after having just one catch for six yards in the first three weeks. "It was good to see him get out there and compete," head coach Jim Harbaugh said. "I've got a good feeling about him."

WR Jon Baldwin (DET) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said Jon Baldwin had a good week of practice last week and could be active for a game in the near future.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Wednesday, but he insists that he'll play in Week 4 against the New York Jets.

Johnson is licking his chops as he prepares to face the New York Jets in Week 4. "Single coverage high" is the scheme that New York used often against the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, and it led to big games for those teams' receivers. The Jets have been thin at cornerback due to injuries early this year. Johnson is fourth in the league in receiving yards (329) this year, and he has five catches and two touchdowns of 20 yards or more. If the Jets decide to double team Johnson, Golden Tate, who has 16 catches for 201 yards, could benefit. Johnson expects the Jets to play him man to man, because they love to blitz.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will not be matched up against Calvin Johnson for the entire game in Week 4. "As of now I'm just on the right side," Tillman said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said Friday, Sept. 30, that Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is a great receiver, but not as good as the Cowboys' receiving duo of WRs Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. Johnson has two touchdowns in each of the Lions' three games so far. "We work against better receivers with Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. They are probably two of the premier receivers in football, but this guy is right there," Ryan said. "He's almost that good. He's excellent."

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. However, HC Rod Marinelli said that he thinks rookie WR Calvin Johnson will be able to play Sunday against the Bears. "I think Calvin's going to be fine," Marinelli said after practice Thursday. "But I don't want to tell you something, and then it's not true."

He'll likely be a game time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Calvin Johnson (DET) Johnson's back injury isn't serious according to HC Rod Marinelli, who said it was just a bruise and classified him as day to day. Johnson doesn’t sound so sure. "I went up for it and got spun around, and obviously, hit pretty hard," Johnson said Monday. "I've never had anything like this, so I'm not sure what to expect. I'm getting treatment and we'll see what happens."

*** Friday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Chaz Schilens (DET) CBSSports.com reports Chaz Schilens might play in the team's Week 4 game. Head coach Tom Cable said Schilens had a good workout Monday, Sept. 28, but that the team will see where he is Wednesday, Sept. 30.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is very happy with the progress of Golden Tate, and he explained Wednesday, Sept. 26, how the process has gone. "First off, it's been a few years to get him to this point. It's taken us a while," Carroll said. "I've loved his talent and playmaking ability. It's just taken us to year three, but we totally are counting on him. We expect him to be a factor in every game. We want the ball to go his way as much as we can."

Going back to Monday night, Tate acknowledged getting away with a penalty on the controversial final play of the team's Week 3 victory over the Green Bay Packers; however, Tate said the suggestion that he was trying to cheat is unfounded. "The evidence shows on the film. But I never had intentions on cheating. I wasn't trying to cheat. I was competing, it was in the moment," Tate said. "Things are happening so quick. I honestly didn't even notice I did. I didn't try to hurt him or push him down to the ground, but it happened. It was just a reaction kind of thing ..."

WR Golden Tate (DET) is denying his pushoff in the end zone against the Green Bay Packers on the final play Monday, Sept. 24. "I don't know what you're talking about," Tate said with a straight face.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Troy Walters (DET) did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured hamstring.

*** Friday Update *** WR Titus Young (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Titus Young (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Titus Young (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Titus Young (DET) Young, who is tied for third among rookie wide receivers with nine catches this year, will be a big part of the offense moving forward, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. "There's a reason we drafted him so high and had such high expectations," Schwartz said. "He's going to make a lot of plays in this offense. He's a young player and still has a ways to go, but he made some really big-time catches. He's not the biggest guy in the world, but he's got really strong hands, and he's fearless going across the middle."

*** Friday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Anderson (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Anderson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Anderson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anthony Armstrong (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anthony Armstrong (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anthony Armstrong (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anthony Armstrong (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anthony Armstrong (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anthony Armstrong (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Adrian Arrington (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Adrian Arrington (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Adrian Arrington (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Banks (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Banks (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Banks (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Banks (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Banks (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Brandon Banks (FA) The Redskins have added rookie Brandon Banks back to their 53-man roster. To make room, they've released running back Keiland Williams.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Arrelious Benn (FA) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said Friday, Sept. 28, that Arrelious Benn will continue to return kickoffs in Week 4 against the Washington Redskins.

WR Arrelious Benn (FA) is expected to see more playing time after the team's Week 4 bye, reports Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Bernard Berrian (FA) has only one catch for 17 yards through three weeks this year. He was targeted four times in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions and two came in the fourth quarter. The team wants to use Berrian as a deep factor, but QB Donovan McNabb's inaccuracy and the poor pass protection have ruined those plans so far. "There were a few times where we tried to target Bernard, but I think we'll continue to try to work on getting him the football," head coach Leslie Frazier said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Taye Biddle (FA) was signed by the team from their practice squad. He will take Plaxico Burress’ spot on the roster for two weeks while Burress is suspended.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Shaun Bodiford (FA) was added to the active list Wednesday, returning from an injured left knee. Bodiford made an impression during the exhibition season running precise routes and returning kicks. His role for Sunday is unknown, but he will likely be eased back into action.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Marc Boerigter (FA) will be active in week four.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) was excused from Wednesday’s practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mark Bradley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dezmon Briscoe (FA) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) did not practice all week and is looking very iffy to play in week four. He will work out Sunday morning and the team will make a decision.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) did not practice on Thursday but may still see action this week. Coach Mike Martz said the veteran Bruce won't have to practice every day to play, “If it wasn’t Isaac, then you have to really watch him and rep him,” Martz said. “If Isaac’s ready to go, he’ll be ready to go, but I’ll talk to him everyday and see how he is.” The capsule surrounding the toe was not torn so that's a positive. “It’s kind of how he feels,” Martz said. “The capsule was not torn. There was nothing torn, just swollen. We’ll just see where he is. Now Isaac could line up on Sunday and play without…it’s just where he is. We’re not going to worry about it right now.”

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week four due to his turf toe. Bruce has made quick recoveries in the past, but it looks like he’ll miss at least one week with this injury.

WR Isaac Bruce (FA) isn't talking about his hyper extended left big toe (turf toe) and neither is coach Mike Martz. Martz said they would look at it Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Bryant (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Antonio Bryant (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Antonio Bryant (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Burleson is hoping to return sometime in November after undergoing surgery Wednesday, Sept. 25, to fix two broken bones in his left arm. The team will not place him on the Injured Reserve in the meantime.

WR Nate Burleson (FA) broke his arm in two places in a car accident Tuesday, Sept. 24, and will undergo surgery. He's out indefinitely. Ryan Broyles will take over as the primary slot receiver.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (FA) will not play in week four due to an injured knee.

WR Nate Burleson (FA) is expected to sit again this week with his injured knee and then come back after the team’s bye in week five.

*** Friday Update *** WR Stephen Burton (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stephen Burton (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stephen Burton (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Tim Carter (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tim Carter (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tim Carter (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Chambers (FA) had driving while impaired and reckless driving charges dismissed on Tuesday after reaching a plea deal with Mecklenburg County (North Carolina) prosecutors. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Chambers' attorney will enter a guilty plea for speeding on Wednesday, with Chambers not required to be present at the hearing.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Antonio Chatman (FA) has yet to see action this season after the Bengals signed him as a free agent this offseason. He has been rehabbing a nursed groin. That could finally change this Sunday as he prepares to take part in the return game. Chatman could also be used on offense. There has been no word on whether or not Chris Henry will be disciplined or not for his involvement with the recent Odell Thurman arrest.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Chatman (FA) practiced for the second straight day on Friday but still remains questionable with a groin injury. He will likely be a game-time decision.

WR Michael Clayton (FA) HC Jon Gruden benched Clayton in the final minute of the first half this past Sunday after the receiver dropped a pass and fumbled at the end of a reception in the span of three plays. Clayton later returned, and the coach said Monday that the fourth-year pro will remain a key part of the offensive game plan. The two exchanged words on the sideline after Clayton was replaced by WR Maurice Stovall, with Clayton at one point putting his hand on Gruden's midsection. Gruden said his message to Clayton was that ball security is paramount. "We went back to Clayton in the third quarter, and we're going to continue to go back to him," Gruden said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) It appears that Jets’ local newspapers are treating WR Laveranues Coles' calf injury as a non-story. He's officially listed as "questionable" for this week but seems highly likely to play. He seems to be about in the same place as he was last week when he went out and played well.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) was limited in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend. But that's where he was last week at this time and he looks to be about in the same shape. And he went on to catch 10 passes for 78 yards last Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

WR Austin Collie (FA) ruptured his patella tendon and will require surgery. Collie will be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

*** Friday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 1, according to Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star. He is listed as questionable for Week 4 but is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. A new injury was disclosed for Collie as it's being reported he has a heel issue.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rashied Davis (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rashied Davis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Braylon Edwards (FA) left a message for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, saying, "I want to be the kind of guy you want in this league," according to Andrea Kremer, of NBC.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Patrick Edwards (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Patrick Edwards (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Patrick Edwards (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Doug Gabriel (FA) was limited in Thursday’s practice but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Clyde Gates (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Clyde Gates (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) is back at practice and catching passes. "I am fine. I practiced today. I am good to go," Glenn said. Considering WR Terrell Owens' uncertain status, Glenn's presence against Tennessee is crucial. He leads the club with 10 catches for 175 yards and a touchdown, and the Cowboys will lean on him even more if Owens isn't ready.

WR Terry Glenn (FA) suffered a cut on his hand on Monday. The injury is not considered to be serious.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR D.J Hackett (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR D.J Hackett (FA) will not play in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Az-Zahir Hakim (FA) practiced on Thursday and might be able to play in week four despite his injured hamstring.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Hall (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Hall (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roy Hall (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Roy Hall (FA) is expected to miss a few weeks with an injury to his left shoulder, sustained on a violent kickoff collision with Houston's DT Cedric Killings.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cortez Hankton (FA) will not play in week four due to an injured ankle.

*** Friday Update *** WR Rod Harper (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rod Harper (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rod Harper (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devery Henderson (FA) did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision for this weekend. He was downgraded from questionable to doubtful and that's always a bad sign.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devery Henderson (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) will be eligible to play after his four-game suspension runs out Monday, but the team will seek a roster exemption as he may need more time to get in game shape. HC Marvin Lewis also needs to figure out who will Henry will replace on the roster, just not yet. "We will not have to make a move Monday with Chris Henry, so you can relax," Lewis said.

WR Chris Henry (FA) will not play this weekend as he serves the final game of his four-game suspension.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) There still is no word on whether Henry will be benched this weekend for his involvement in the Odell Thurman arrest. For his part, HC Marvin Lewis says, "I'll do the inactives when I do the inactives. I don't tell anybody who's going to be playing on Sunday. Why would I start now? It's not to my advantage to tell anybody who's playing."

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) According to Bengals.com, HC Marvin Lewis is still mum on the status of Chris Henry for Sunday, but it might be a little bit more interesting now that Antonio Chatman looks like he’s healthy enough to play. Chatman is looking to make his Bengals debut after being hobbled with a groin problem since the first day of training camp. Chatman practiced for the third straight day Friday and is still listed as questionable on Friday's injury report. Henry is getting heat for being a passenger when Odell Thurman was arrested for DUI hours after the Bengals victory in Pittsburgh last Sunday and there is speculation that Lewis could deactivate him.

WR Chris Henry (FA) The last two weeks of football have been good to Bengals WR Chris Henry and his public image. Monday's news was not. Henry was one of two passengers riding in a Chevy Tahoe driven by LB Odell Thurman when Thurman was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence. Henry was not charged with any infractions but the incident is another in a string of troubles Henry has been involved with and it could have repercussions elsewhere. Henry is on two years probation in Florida. In another case, Kenton District Judge Doug Grothaus ordered Henry to stay away from alcohol and minors.

*** Friday Update *** WR Johnnie Lee Higgins (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Johnnie Lee Higgins (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Johnnie Lee Higgins (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Domenik Hixon (FA) passed his head injury protocol, and head coach Tom Coughlin expects him to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

*** Friday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) is hoping to start tomorrow but we're starting to get worried about him. Even though he's got a history of being there at game time. We'll have official word for you in the morning on our Sunday Updates online so watch this one closely. If he can't go, Devery Henderson would likely get the start.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) is still less than 100%, but he did get some work in on Friday. While he will likely be a game-time decision, he has a history of suiting up when hurt. We have to expect him to play in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) did not practice on Thursday but is still expected to be ready to play in week four.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) did not practice on Wednesday because of his injured hamstring. However, he has a history of being ready to go on game day and fully expects to play in week four.

WR Joe Horn (FA) is day to day with his hamstring injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sam Hurd (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sam Hurd (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sam Hurd (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chad Jackson (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chad Jackson (FA) is listed as questionable again with his hamstring and was limited in practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and did not practice on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) did travel with the team to Washington and will start as expected in week four. We'll have official word for you in the Sunday Updates online tomorrow.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) was excused from Friday’s practice in order to have his sore knee looked at by a doctor. Despite the injury, he is still expected to start in week four. "I don't think it's serious," HC Mike Holmgren said. "But just to be on the on the safe side, so his mind is right, we sent him over there. ... I'm pretty sure he's going to play."

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Jarrett (FA) Jarrett's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, asked the team for a trade or release following the NFL Draft, according to Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com. "My agent has worked on that behind the scenes," Jarrett said. "We had a couple of talks about a couple of things. Of course, they don't want to let me go or anything like that because they feel like I can help out the team. I guess it's a matter of me getting that opportunity to help out the team." At the time Jarrett was unsure of his standing with the team, especially after the Panthers drafted three receivers in the draft. Jarrett said Thursday, Sept. 30, he hasn't approached the team recently about getting out of the remainder of his one-year contract, even though he was inactive in Week 3.

WR Dwayne Jarrett (FA) Panthers still have confidence in Dwayne Jarrett despite making him inactive for Week 3, reports CarolinaGrowl.com's Steve Reed. "I still have confidence in him because he is on the 53-man roster," Fox said after the game. "He'll get an opportunity to play this season. Those are the things I talk to the team about when we do make inactives. I wouldn't read too much into that."

*** Friday Update *** WR Lestar Jean (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lestar Jean (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lestar Jean (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Lestar Jean (FA) will undergo arthroscopic surgery this week to repair torn cartilage in his knee. He will miss at least Week 4 because of the surgery.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bryant Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bryant Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bryant Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) Charity-minded callers are getting intercepted by a sex phone line because of a misprint on CChad Ochocinco's namesake cereal boxes, according to ESPN.com. The phone number is supposed to connect callers to Feed the Children, which benefits from sales of the cereal. However, because the box has the wrong toll-free prefix, they get a seductive-sounding woman who makes risque suggestions and then asks for a credit card number. Ochocinco told a local television station that the number was clearly a mistake and he's sure that the maker will fix the problem.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) has moved ahead of Tyrone Calico into the team’s starting lineup.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Jones (FA) When asked about the progress of Matt Jones, OC Dirk Koetter had good words to say: "Matt has a much greater sense of urgency; much greater attention to detail in the classroom. Matt is acting like he cares and he's applying himself." Jones leads the Jaguars with 16 receptions. "We have to continue to find better ways to use Matt," Koetter added.

*** Friday Update *** WR Matt Jones (FA) and HC Jack Del Rio have apparently patched up their differences, though Jones doesn't know yet if he'll be deactivated for any more games. Jones said Del Rio apologized to him last week for calling attention to his poor "body language" and lackadaisical manner. "I'm going to do what I have to do to help the team win," Jones said. "If it's not playing that week, a coach's decision, that's what you've got to do. You've got to buy into what the coach is selling. He's the leader of this team. I go into it every week that I'm going to be able to play, that I will play."

*** Friday Update *** WR Matt Jones (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Jones (FA) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Jones (FA) is listed as probable with a groin issue. Coach Jack Del Rio expects him to be healthy this week against the Redskins. "He was questionable going in," Del Rio said. "We just didn't feel good about him opening up and playing a lot. He's one of our weapons. We didn't want to lose him for an extended amount of time. We elected not to play him much at all."

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) practiced on Friday but will be a game-time decision for this weekend’s game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) was limited in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

WR Greg Little (FA) Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said the team has no plans to trade Greg Little this year.

WR Greg Little (FA) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday he is contemplating replacing Greg Little in the starting lineup. Little dropped a third-down pass before halftime in Week 3 - a play that would have went for a first down near midfield and extended the drive. "We can't play a guy who's going to drop the football," Shurmur said. "But we have a young roster." Little was among the league leaders in drops last year. He also turned a catch into an interception by having the ball go off his hands in Week 1. Shurmur has also not been pleased with Little's post-catch celebrations. On Tuesday, Little promised to tone down his celebrations after the team is off to an 0-3 start this year. "If we were 3-0, I think everybody would be doing the pose," Little said. "But we're 0-3 so everybody does not want to see that. I'll change it and just give the normal point with one finger, I guess. Like everybody else does." Little was also seen staying on the field after his teammates left Monday, Sept. 24, working on catching passes from a JUGS machine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerome Mathis (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerome Mathis (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerome Mathis (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darnerien McCants (FA) has been released by the team to make room for PK Todd France.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nick Miller (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nick Miller (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chad Owens (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) voiced frustration with the team's offense after the first three weeks of the season, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy. "Obviously, I think with the expectations of what we have in this locker room, especially with the addition of myself, and with Chad doing some great things here for this organization, with all the hoopla and expectations and the Batman and Robin stuff, the capabilities of what we have, obviously it is disappointing. We're constantly kicking field goals and things of that nature. We're not moving the ball up and down as we expected, but a win is a win, and that's the most important thing at the end of the day," Owens said. "I've been open on a number of routes, and for whatever reason, there's always been some kind of breakdown with protection, or Carson has to come out of the pocket, or he's rushed. It's one of those things where it's frustrating for myself, but I've got to keep plugging away. I'm not going to gripe. The most important thing as I've alluded to here is we're winning. If we were losing, then I would definitely have a lot to say, but the most important thing is the W."

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

WR Terrell Owens (FA) ESPN.com reports Buffalo Bills WR Terrell Owens said during a radio interview that the team's offense must do a better job of incorporating himself and WR Lee Evans. II know I can play this game at a high level," Owens said. "We've just got to find some ways to get myself and Lee more involved in the offense. Our run game is right where it needs to be. We just got to complement our run game with the pass game."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) There isn't anything official yet but the buzz we're hearing is that Owens will start Sunday. We'll have the official word for you before kickoff Sunday. Check the Sunday Updates online.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) participated in practice again on Friday morning and remains questionable for Sunday's game as the Dallas Cowboys visit the Tennessee Titans. Owens did make the trip to Nashville. HC Bill Parcells addressed the media on Friday and said he would probably make a "game-time decision" on Owens. As for Owens, he's ready: "If he gives me the nod that I can play, then you best believe I will be ready, no matter what," Owens said. "They can slap the hand; they can do whatever they want to the hand. I will be ready." He says the swelling in his hand has "gone down a lot".

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) was able to practice on Thursday. This was his first extensive work since breaking his right hand on Sept. 17. HC Bill Parcells wants to evaluate all the medical information he can, including details about Owens' broken hand and possibly a mental evaluation before he makes a decision on Owens' availability for this Sunday's game against the Titans.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) today denied reports he tried to kill himself with an overdose of painkillers. Owens said "there was no suicide attempt," explaining that he mixed painkillers with supplements and became groggy. He said this afternoon that the confusion over his condition likely stemmed from an empty bottle of pain medication found by his publicist, who was with him at the time. He said the rest of the pills were in a drawer.

In football news, Owens played catch with Drew Bledsoe and Tony Romo on Wednesday. He says he “should” practice on Thursday and is working toward playing this weekend.

WR Terrell Owens (FA) worked out lightly but did not participate in team drills.

"The swelling is down pretty good," coach Bill Parcells said, referring to Owens' hand. "He caught some balls. He ran a lot today. I think tomorrow he might do something." Parcells said Owens' status for Sunday's game at Tennessee would be decided later this week. Rookie Sam Hurd is expected to start should Owens be unavailable.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to start in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to start as normal in week four despite his injured abdomen.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Parker (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Parker (FA) will not play in week four.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerome Pathon (FA) signed with the Falcons. ``I don't think he'll figure into the plans for a week or two, but you never know with injuries,'' coach Jim Mora said. ``He's a veteran, he knows how to play, he's got good hands and he's tough. We'll see how it goes.''

*** Friday Update *** WR David Patten (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4. Patten increased his involvement a bit in Friday's practice while trying to return from a groin injury. However, he will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Patten (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Patten (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR David Patten (FA) strained his groin during the team's Week 3 game. The severity is unknown at this time.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tab Perry (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tab Perry (FA) will not play in week four.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) appears set to see his first action of the season. "He had a good week, and we'll assess it between now and the game," HC Jack Del Rio said. "He probably had his best week in terms of practice."

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Robinson (concussion) was cleared to practice earlier in the week but had a setback, but Mularkey hopes Robinson can fully participate in practice Friday, Sept. 28.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Laurent Robinson (FA) StLouisRams.com reports Laurent Robinson suffered a high ankle sprain as well as a fractured fibula in Week 3. Robinson will need surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Laurent Robinson (FA) has a left knee sprain. The severity is unknown at this time.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brian Robiskie (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brian Robiskie (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brian Robiskie (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordan Shipley (FA) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 1, reports The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy. He is listed as questionable for Week 4 but is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordan Shipley (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordan Shipley (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerome Simpson (FA) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team plans on using Jerome Simpson often in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4. Seeing as he was questionable last week, Stallworth appears to be in worse shape this week than in Week 3.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) practiced Saturday but is sounding less sure about playing Monday. When asked if he'd be ready Monday night, he said, "I can't say right now. Each day it's getting better."

*** Friday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) practiced Friday and did not appear to be limited by the hamstring. Staff writer Marc Narducci from the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote today that it would be "surprising" if Stallworth didn't play Monday.

The team lists Stallworth as questionable for their game Monday night against the Packers, but Stallworth doesn't consider himself questionable. He thinks he'll play.

But that is exactly what the team was saying last week at this time and Stallworth wound up sitting out last Sunday. He was very disappointed that he didn't play last Sunday. “It was definitely hard, especially because I bought 70 tickets,” Stallworth said. “I'd never played a meaningful game in Oakland or San Francisco.” Stallworth sat out the 49er game with a hamstring strain. It was the first game he'd missed since 2003.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) did not practice on Thursday. He is still listed as questionable for this weekend. Coach Andy Reid termed the injury a "slight strain" in his hamstring. "[The injury is] one that is just enough to bug you. You don't want it to get any worse," Reid said. "We're being cautious with it."

Stallworth did some running on the side Thursday but did not practice with the team. "I'm definitely feeling better than the last time I tried to go out and run [pre-game at SF]," Stallworth said. "I've been working at it real hard so hopefully it'll pay off. I don't foresee anything past this week. I've been getting better every day.

"The key is just to make sure that I'm getting better every day and I've been progressing and doing that. I'm being aggressive with it, but smart at the same time. I'm really trying to push it as far as it'll let me go. [Head athletic trainer] Rick [Burkholder] had to tell me today to calm down a little bit because I want to do so much and he told me to relax because I had already done so much and I wanted to do more.

"Hopefully I can continue to get better and be out there with my team on Monday."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) is reportedly getting better as he recovers from the hamstring issue but it listed as questionable on the injury report. Once bitten, twice shy is the word here and we're going to be very leery this week. Let's see if he's able to practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) did not practice on Friday and it's looking like he will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is at best questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Swinton (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured hamstring.

*** Friday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) The Associated Press reports Javon Walker is able to run and cut without a problem, but the team has made him inactive for two of their three games. Head coach Tom Cable was asked earlier in the week what it would take for Walker to find the field. Cable said, "I think right now it would take injuries. You feel like that group has really done some good things and you want to keep that going, obviously." Walker said, "I'm more than healthy enough. A few injuries and setbacks, but not anymore. I'm just going with the flow of whatever they want to do here."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) According the NFL.com's Adam Schefter, it's looking as if Javon Walker will be unable to play Sunday at Indianapolis. His knee has some irritation that he's been dealing with off and on since training camp. It prevented Walker from practicing most of this week and now looks as if it will prevent him from playing as well.

*** Friday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Walker said he will definitely play against the Colts.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) missed practice again Thursday but sounds adamant that he'll play this week against the Colts. "This is too big of a game," Walker said. "Everybody wants to play in a game like this."

"It felt pretty good today," Walker said of his knee. "I'll probably give it a tryout (Friday) at practice and see how it feels, and get ready for Sunday. It's nothing that got repaired or anything to be concerned about."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roberto Wallace (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roberto Wallace (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roberto Wallace (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Peter Warrick (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Peter Warrick (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured hamstring.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez White (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) practiced on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kyle Williams (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Kyle Williams (FA) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) said Friday, Sept. 30, that he isn't concerned about his lack of opportunities in the passing game. "I don't want my lack of targets to be a distraction for us, especially as an offense," Williams said. "I feel like we're heading into the right direction. Last week, we were kind of finding our groove, finding our personnel." He led the team with 65 receptions in 2010, but wasn't targeted in the first half of the Week 2 game, and he had just one target in Week 3.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) HC Rod Marinelli says Corey Bradford's departure could mean more playing time for Mike Williams and undrafted rookie Shaun Bodiford.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Williams (FA) suffered a knee bruise in Friday’s practice and was added to the injury report as probable. He is expected to play in week four.

*** Friday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Rashaun Woods (FA) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a thumb injury, ending a second straight disappointing season for the team's former No. 1 draft pick.

*** Friday Update *** WR Wallace Wright (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wallace Wright (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wallace Wright (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Will Blackmon (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Will Blackmon (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Will Blackmon (GB) did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jarrett Boykin (GB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jarrett Boykin (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jarrett Boykin (GB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured ankle.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) rested his ankle on Wednesday but is expected to start as normal in week four.

WR Joe Adams (HOU) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team will look into the possibility of using a new returner after Joe Adams fumbled twice Week 3. Rivera did not rule out Adams keeping the job.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) has been released by the team.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) will continue to be involved heavily in the game plan after making a spectacular one-handed catch in the Week 3 loss to the New York Giants. "It wasn't really too much of a surprise to see him go up there and do that and it was a heck of a catch. But he was the guy that was aligned improperly. He's got to get aligned right so that the catch counts next time. We've got to do a better job of coaching that. He's a really, really good young player who has an excellent future. We need to do a better job of getting him the ball," head coach Bill O'Brien said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Andre Johnson (shin) should be able to start in the team's Week 4 game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice. It's looking more optimistic for this weekend but he's not there yet.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Andre Johnson (HOU) is being listed as day-to-day with a shin injury. He was injured in the second quarter of Week 3 and did not return against the Baltimore Ravens.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Nothing to worry about here though as the team is just giving Johnson some rest.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) will be a game time decision but it's looking a little more optimistic today.

From the Houston Chronicle: "I'm just trying to do everything I can to be on the field," Johnson said. "I'll get over to the stadium early. I'm preparing to play."

With a caveat.

"The biggest thing is making sure that ankle feels well. I'm not going to do anything to set myself back," he said. "We still have a long season ahead. I don't want to re-injure it again. It got twisted up pretty good in the Dallas game (after suffering the sprain at Washington).

"I was able to go out and run around a little again today and catch a few passes. When I came back in Monday, I was much sorer than I am now."

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. It's a bad sign that he hasn't been able to practice this week and even though the word is that it's officially a game time decision, we're starting to feel pessimistic that Johnson will be able to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Thursday. He'll be a game time decision. “He did practice last (Thursday), so that’s a change,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “To say that he’s a ‘no,’ I don’t see it that way. I think that he’s going to be a game-time decision. Obviously, he’s sorer than he is now than he was last week at this time or would’ve taken in some of the practice. He did run some. It’s not like he didn’t do anything.”

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday. HoustonTexans.com reports - “He didn’t do anything last Wednesday, either, so let’s see where he’s at tomorrow,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “I’m sure it’ll be a game-time decision.”

Johnson sprained his ankle at Washington in Week 2, then aggravated the injury in Week 3 when Dallas Cowboys safety Orlando Scandrick tackled him in the third quarter.

“Last week, it was kind of feeling the same as this week right now,” Johnson said on Wednesday in the Texans' locker room. “I can say it may be a little more sore this week… but it all depends on how it’s feeling and how well it responds to the treatment. I’m just taking it day by day. Once I finish talking to you guys, I’ll be back in the training room.”

WR Andre Johnson (HOU) is not worried about making his ankle injury worse, even though he aggravated the injury in Week 3, according to John McClain and Jenny Dial, of the Houston Chronicle. "I'm not worried about that," Johnson said. "I'm not worried about my ankle when I'm out there. I'm trying to help the team win a game. That's my focus. I felt pain when I got tackled today. That's the only reason I came off the field. Doctor checked it out and told me I hadn't done anything worse to it. I'm going to feel pain every time I get hit on it if I continue to play. I have to come out for a few plays until it goes away. That's what I'm going to continue to do until it gets better."

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Thursday. He had his immobilizer removed this week, but he is still walking with a noticeable limp. He is out this week, and his return date remains uncertain according to Megan Manfull of the Houston Chronicle.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Damaris Johnson (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) is believed to be dealing with swelling in his left knee, although the team has not specified which knee is bothering him. The injury originated when he went down hard on an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter of Week 2. His ankle was stepped on in the process. Nicks hadn't been able to run to test the knee over the past two weeks; however, he tested it Thursday, Sept. 27, and the Giants determined it was an issue. Nicks has been ruled out for Week 4 after originally being listed as doubtful for the game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend. Nicks is dealing with swelling his knee in addition to soreness in his surgically repaired foot.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) said he expects to play in the team's Week 4 game. Nicks added he would have played in Week 3 if the game was on a Sunday and not a Thursday. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Nicks (foot) likely will continue practicing once a week moving forward. Nicks likely will practice on Thursdays and sit out the other two days of practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. He said his knee is not a worry. ""It didn't alarm me," he said. "No alarms, no nothing ... I'm playing on Sunday. I'll be out there."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) did not practice on Thursday. He sounds like he'll be there Sunday though.

"Let the swelling go down a little bit. ... [It's] a little bit, not bad, but there's something there," Nicks said. "Just precautionary, it is nothing serious. I will still be playing Sunday. We'll see how it feels when we come in the morning. It will be a day-to-day decision but nothing that will hold me out [Sunday]."

WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Hakeem Nicks must do a better job of catching the football, according to Mike Garafolo, of the Star-Ledger. In Week 3, there was an interception off the hands of Nicks --- the second time so far this season such a play has occurred to the receiver. "Why this is taking place with Hakeem ... you have to catch that ball," Coughlin said. "I can tell you, "Yeah, the route should have been this way and the quarterback should have put it here," and so on. You have to catch the ball. If you throw the ball inside the numbers in this league and it is tipped, it's intercepted. That's all there is to it."

*** Friday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) said he came very close to signing with another team in the offseason as a free agent. Wayne had serious discussions with at least two teams, although he would not reveal the names. The New England Patriots are believed to have been one of the teams. Wayne's 23 receptions are tied for the fourth-most in the NFL, and the most he's had after three games in his career.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) practiced again Friday and looks like he'll start Sunday. "This is what I love to do," Wayne said. "I love to play football. So, whenever I'm smelling football, I'm happy. . . . I'm ready to go. I feel good.

"I'm just anxious to get out there on the field in New York and play the Jets."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) practiced Thursday and is expected to play Sunday against the Jets. He has been in New Orleans with his family since Sunday evening when he learned his brother, Rashad, had been killed in a traffic accident. "He's doing probably as well as could be expected," coach Tony Dungy said. "But it's good to see him running routes and things."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) looks like he may be able to play this week. "The last conversation I had with him, he said he'd be back in Indianapolis sometime tomorrow (Thursday)," coach Tony Dungy said Sept. 27. "Right now, I think he will play."

WR Reggie Wayne (IND) The team's focus has been rallying around WR Reggie Wayne, whose older brother was killed in a traffic accident Sunday morning. The team made arrangements for Reggie and his mother to return to their home in New Orleans. Funeral arrangements haven't been announced and it's uncertain when Wayne will return to the team. "Reggie will be back when he's able to," HC Tony Dungy said, adding that as many members of the organization as possible will attend Rashad Wayne's funeral service.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin Blackmon (JAX) has just four receptions for 31 yards on the season, in addition to being targeted 15 times; however, he is not concerned over the slow start. "I guess they're all concerned," Blackmon said. "I have nothing to be concerned about." Head coach Mike Mularkey is preaching patience. "I just told him to be patient, 'It's coming. We'll get you the ball. There's going to be a time that you'll understand what we're doing,'" Mularkey said. "I think he's handling it very well. He's doing everything we ask him to do. This would be a nice game to be a breakout game for him. But he's just got to be patient. It will come in due time when everything else starts to fall in place."

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Brown (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Brown (JAX) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Brown (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Lee Evans (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lee Evans (JAX) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lee Evans (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Allen Hurns (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Allen Hurns (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Allen Hurns (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Marqise Lee (JAX) will be evaluated during the week but is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stephen Williams (JAX) may be the team's No. 2 receiver during Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. Max Komar, also an undrafted rookie, will be the team's No. 3 receiver and rookie Andre Roberts will be the No. 4. Steve Breaston (knee) and Early Doucet (hernia) will not be able to play.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (KC) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said there is a good chance Donnie Avery will be active for Week 4 even though he signed with the team earlier this week.

WR Donnie Avery (KC) Steve Korte, of the News-Democrat, reports X-rays on Donnie Avery's injured ribs came back negative and he is expected to be available for the team's Week 4 game.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) is listed as questionable but is expected to play according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) Bob Gretz, from BobGretz.com, reports Dwayne Bowe was running routes and seemingly running them with speed and explosion during the Chiefs practice Friday morning. Afterwards, Todd Haley said he was "definitely encouraged" by what he saw from Bowe, who is dealing with a right hamstring injury. "He was much better than yesterday," Haley said. "We'll list him as questionable, that's 50-50 and that's where he is right now."

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) CBSSports.com reports Dwayne Bowe's status for Week 4 is up in the air, according to head coach Todd Haley. Bowe might not practice early in the week. Haley said the team wants to make sure Bowe's hamstring is recovered before they put him back on the field.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play in Week 4. Curtis reportedly looked healthy running with the scout team yesterday in his second straight practice after returning from sports hernia surgery. He ran smoothly, looked fast, didn't appear to have any sort of hitch in his stride and caught the football well. Curtis has not been available to the media in the locker room after either practice this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) will start in week four for the injured Isaac Bruce.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) sounds ready to go if Isaac Bruce is limited with his turf toe. "It doesn't change it a whole lot," Curtis said. "Every week, I've got to be ready like last week when Isaac did go down. ... I've just got to make sure I'm on top of it."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (MIA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (MIA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Aromashodu (MIN) is unsure why his role has decreased during the course of the season, according to Jeff Dickerson, of ESPNChicago.com. After leading the Bears with 10 passes thrown his way in Week 1, Aromashodu has disappeared from the game plan. He didn't see a pass come his way in Week 2 and was inactive for Week 3. "We've talked briefly, but not as far as the reason why I didn't play," Aromashodu said when asked if he has spoken with offensive coordinator Mike Martz. "Obviously, they saw something that maybe they felt I didn't do that other players brought. So they went with that. I don't know (what exactly I did wrong). I would have to go and discuss that with them to find out."

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

WR Greg Jennings (MIN) Rob Demovsky and Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, report Greg Jennings aggravated a wrist injury Week 3, but he remained in the game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend. "He practiced Wednesday and was sore, and felt a little something yesterday so I just shut him down today," said HC Mike McCarthy. "We're kind of in that same week progression we were in last week so I'm hopeful he'll be 100 percent Sunday. Same injury, same thing. It feels better today, I'm just hopeful in 48 hours he'll be ready to go."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Greg Jennings (MIN) According to HC Mike McCarthy. Greg Jennings is "not out of the woods" with his hamstring. He may sit a day or two this week in practice, as the team is cautious with him.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cordarrelle Patterson (MIN) had three carries for 102 rushing yards and a touchdown in Week 1, but he has just one carry since then - a reverse that lost seven yards. With RB Adrian Peterson not around, though, Patterson hasn't asked to be more involved in the running game. "I trust everything coach Norv Turner is doing and the offensive staff," Patterson said. "When my time comes, my time is going to come and I'll be ready for it." Turner said the New Orleans Saints matched their best cornerback, Keenan Lewis, on Patterson and limited him to four catches for 61 yards. Turner wants to find more opportunities for Patterson, but he also wants to keep the offense balanced without Peterson.

*** Friday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) didn't make the trip to Atlanta and is out for Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Amendola (groin) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 4 game. It is more likely he will play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) did not practice on Wednesday. Amendola said he expects to play in Week 4 against the Washington Redskins although most of the beat writers are not as optimistic. He was wearing a new, smaller protective brace on his elbow Wednesday. Watch this one closely as players are always more optimistic than they probably should be.

WR Danny Amendola (NE) is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Torry Holt (NE) apologized to Marc Bulger for not making plays after the quarterback was benched in favor of Trent Green. "You know I was shocked, I was really shocked," Holt said. "First and foremost, I went up to Marc and I immediately apologized to him as a receiver and for our receiving group and for our offense for not making enough plays to give him an opportunity to stay on the football field with us as we move forward in the fourth week."

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (NE) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 1, and is questionable for Week 4, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter. Jenkins is expected to play in the game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Steve Breaston (NO) underwent surgery on his knee Tuesday, Sept. 28, and is expected to miss two games, according to ESPN.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) Saints head coach Sean Payton said he believes Marques Colston will be able to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. He will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Saints head coach Sean Payton said Marques Colston has been medically cleared to practice and there is hope he will play in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Robert Meachem (NO) has seen his role reduced this season because he is still trying to get back to his 2009 form, reports Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Meachem underwent offseason toe surgery, which prevented him from working out.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) ran routes at full speed and caught passes in individual drills at practice Tuesday, Sept. 23, but he is highly unlikely to make his season debut in Week 4 against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Sept. 25. He'll likely be listed as a limited participant in practice Tuesday. Beckham hasn't practiced in full since organized team activities in June. Beckham Jr. is targeting the team's Week 5 game against the Atlanta Falcons to return.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Mario Manningham (NYG) said Monday, Sept. 26, that he's passed whatever tests he needs to pass following the concussion he suffered last week and will definitely play in Week 4. The Giants, though, say Manningham still needs to pass the final post-concussion tests and he has not been cleared. Manningham added he's feeling better and expects to practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

Manningham underwent tests Thursday, Sept. 30, and was cleared to practice after discovering he apparently did not suffer a concussion in Week 3, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News. He said he just had a headache and that he expects to play in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur was vague about whether or not he would consider expanding the role on offense for Joshua Cribbs. "He's had a role each week and he was in there a couple of other times when we didn't get him the ball," Shurmur said. "I think he's been very productive with his returns and I think of those as offensive plays as well."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) said he expects the coaches to allow him to return punts and kicks in Week 4 despite his groin injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Decker (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. Decker said he definitely expects to play in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions. He said this week is night and day compared to last week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Decker (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday. The Jets hope Decker will be able to play in Week 4, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

WR Eric Decker (NYJ) played in Week 3 but did not finish the game. Decker said he didn't re-injure his hamstring Monday, Sept. 22, but it just wouldn't loosen up. He said he pulled himself from the game instead of risking further injury. "(I ran) a few plays and decided it was best to step aside and pull myself out. I gradually tightened up," Decker said. "It was to the point where it wasn't loosening up, and instead of doing something stupid and really hurting something down the road I decided to pull myself and give myself a chance." Decker's status for this weekend remains unknown. Head coach Rex Ryan is hopeful that the wide receiver will be able to play.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Decker (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Decker (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Decker (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Ford (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jacoby Ford (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Ford (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Jacoby Ford (NYJ) is hopeful of returning to game action in Week 4 against the New England Patriots. He will test his injury this week once he is cleared by trainers. "Right now, it's day to day," Ford said. "This week is definitely day to day. I ran today, and that was the best I've felt (since the injury Week 1). So far, it's looking good for playing this week."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Edmond Gates (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jason Hill (NYJ) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jason Hill (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Logan Payne (NYJ) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Logan Payne (NYJ) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Patrick Turner (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Patrick Turner (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Patrick Turner (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tim Dwight (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Holmes (OAK) might get a chance to play more with Rod Streater (foot) sidelined. "We've got confidence in Andre, when we put him in the game, will go out and make some plays for us," head coach Dennis Allen said. "He made a couple plays for us in the game the other day."

*** Friday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) is confused as to why he has not been a bigger part of the team's offense thus far, according to Dan Kolko, of MASNSports.com. "It's different," Houshmandzadeh said. "I've got the offense, for the most part, I would say. There's certain things where I still make a mistake here or there, but for the most part, I know what's going on. I'm just not getting the opportunities, really, for whatever reason ... I told myself going in I wasn't expecting much the first three weeks, because obviously, they had a few things set in stone before I got here. And I'm not saying I'm expecting more this week, but I know the first few weeks I didn't expect a lot. Hopefully that will change, because that's why I came here. So, we'll see how it goes." Houshmandzadeh has two catches for 31 yards, and has been targeted 11 times this season, including just once in Week 3.

*** Friday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) practiced on Thursday. His heel isn't totally healed but he's listed as probable and is expected to start this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR James Jones (OAK) is dealing with a left foot injury. Jones was a featured speaker at a Wisconsin university Tuesday, Sept. 25, and he said he has a broken bone in his foot which will take up to six weeks to heal, according to two attendees. However, a source said that Jones has only been dealing with "left foot soreness" and should be OK to continue playing.

WR James Jones (OAK) Rob Demovsky and Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, report James Jones said he dislocated a finger in the third quarter of the team's Week 3 game. He played sparingly after the injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR James Jones (OAK) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR James Jones (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR James Jones (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR James Jones (OAK) didn't sound optimistic about his troublesome right knee after tweaking it when he fell on the game's first play. "It messed me up," Jones said. "I don't know how bad it is, but it's hurting." Jones tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Aug. 22 at Denver. He returned to action last week and stayed in Sunday's game for a while, but he watched from the sideline with ice on the knee as the Packers were forced to use a three-receiver set in their hurry-up offense down the stretch.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Denarius Moore (OAK) Patriots.com is reporting cornerbacks Leigh Bodden (groin) and rookie Ras-I Dowling (hip), will not be available to the Patriots in Oakland on Sunday. That's great news for Oakland as New England's already soft pass defense will be even weaker.

WR Denarius Moore (OAK) Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Monday, Sept. 26, that he isn't surprised by what WR Denarius Moore is doing. "Unbelievable," Jackson said. "He's a guy that has grown on me like you haven't seen."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rod Streater (OAK) did not practice on Thursday. Vic Tafur reports coach "Dennis Allen said it's too early to tell whether WR Rod Streater (broken foot) will be back this season."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rod Streater (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday. Streater will need minor surgery to put a screw in his injured foot, and he is expected to be ready to return in four to five weeks, according to his agent. "Rod is going to be fine," his agent, Dr. D.S. Ping said. "He should be back strong later this season."

WR Rod Streater (OAK) suffered a fractured foot during his team's 16-9 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 21, and will likely be out for at least 6-8 weeks.

*** Friday Update *** WR Rod Streater (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rod Streater (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rod Streater (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (PHI) leads all wide receivers in routes run, according to Cecil Lammey of ESPN Denver, but has totaled just nine catches for 71 yards. Cooper has run 111 routes, but there is little production coming from him for fantasy owners. With the emergence of rookie Jordan Matthews in Week 3, fantasy players can feel safe moving on from Cooper. Dump him for a hot waiver wire addition this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (PHI) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Huff (PHI) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Huff (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Huff (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday. Barring a setback, he should be ready for Sunday's game.

WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Monday, Sept. 24, that he anticipates Jeremy Maclin returning from a hip pointer injury this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday. Maclin is considered doubtful for Week 4.

WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Jeremy Maclin's hamstring is not as bad as initially thought and that Maclin is considered day-to-day. Maclin underwent an MRI but there was nothing significant wrong.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordan Matthews (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordan Matthews (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordan Matthews (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Matthews stands 6-foot-3, and had a pair of touchdowns in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins. Head coach Chip Kelly likes his size, and looks forward to the future. "We wanted to get bigger at the wide receiver spot, especially in the slot," Kelly said Wednesday, Sept. 24. "Thought it would create some good matchups for us, and it's paying off for us." In the slot, Matthews will be matched against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward, who is 5-foot-10.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) still remains a game time decision. The trouble is that with the game being a Sunday night start, we won't know for certain until after most lineups are set. We're hearing that he'll start but unless you're out of options, we'd probably look elsewhere just because of the risk involved.

*** Friday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) partially participated in Friday’s practice and was limited with his knee. Unless he makes significant progress this weekend, it looks like he’ll be a game-time decision for week four.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured knee/hamstring. He was downgraded to questionable and that's always a bad sign when a player moves down the injury report.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) rested his knee on Wednesday but is expected to start as normal in week four.

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) and the Giants are reportedly close to a settlement deal that would leave Burress with a one-game suspension but reduce his financial penalties.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) The NFLPA expects to have a hearing date in place for the appeal of Plaxico Burress' suspension by tomorrow, according to a spokesman for the NFLPA. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Burress has the right to appeal the two-week [one-game] suspension he was hit with by the Giants yesterday for failing to show up for work on Monday and failing to return their calls. The hearing would be before a designated arbitrator, with lawyers for the NFLPA representing Burress and lawyers for the NFL representing the Giants. A win for Burress would grant him eligibility to play Week 5 against Seattle.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) has been suspended for two weeks after failing to show up for work on Monday and not responding to several phone calls by the team to explain his unexcused absence both Monday and Tuesday. Burress was slated to meet with team officials early this morning to explain why he would've violated team rules and failed to return several phone calls explaining his whereabouts. The excuse apparently was not good enough and head coach Tom Coughlin told the team this morning of the predicament and subsequent punishment. Burress will miss two weeks worth of pay as well as next week's game vs. the Seahawks. For his part, Burress is filing a grievance against the Giants regarding the suspension.

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Burress will continue practicing on a limited basis about one day a week and intends to play Sunday night against the Eagles. "When I feel good enough to go and practice, I'll practice. If I am sore, I'll have limited practice. I'll just gauge my soreness and manage it that way. My goal is to get to the point where it is bearable on Sunday," Burress said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Thursday. In a statement from Giants VP of Medical Services Ronnie Barnes updating Burress' ankle injury, Barnes said that Dr. Robert Anderson "confirmed our findings, which is that Plaxico has a serious sprain to his right ankle." The team will continue its' current course of treatment, and will explore all options regarding the most appropriate shoes, orthotics and braces. "The best prescription for this injury is rest, and as a result, Plaxico's practice time for the immediate future will be limited," Barnes said. "For the time being, we will continue to evaluate Plaxico's injury on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) missed practiced Wednesday and traveled to Charlotte, N.C., for an appointment with renowned foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson. Burress has been troubled by the injury throughout the season.

WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) was limited by his back in Seattle according to wide receivers coach Mike Sullivan. "It was a major factor," Sullivan said. "Plaxico injured himself late in the Philadelphia game and was unable to practice. He worked hard in the meeting rooms to try to prepare himself mentally. He went to treatment, rehab, with the hopes that he could go out there and perform. And as the game went on it became clear that the speed and the explosiveness, the things that he has brought to the table in the first two weeks, he didn't have. And he wasn't able to perform at the level which we had been accustomed. So unfortunately we had to go with a different player at the position (David Tyree, who caught a team-high five passes)."

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Saturday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) said Friday, Sept. 28, he is eager to return to action after being carted off the field in the team's Week 3 game. "Always; I want to play football," Heyward-Bey said. "This is what I do for a living. So, definitely, I'm very eager to get back." Heyward-Bey is expected to miss the Week 4 game and is not likely to return until after the team's bye week, at the earliest.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) was released from the hospital Monday, Sept. 24, after being kept overnight for observation for a concussion and injured neck. Heyward-Bey is expected to make a full recovery. Fantastic news here as his injury looked very severe when it happened against the Steelers on Sunday. He may miss quite a bit of time due to this injury. That opens the door for guys like Rod Streater, Derek Hagan, and Juron Criner opposite of Denarius Moore. Out of those three listed we like Criner's upside the best. Coming out of Arizona several in the scouting community compared Criner's skill set to that of Saints WR Marques Colston.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 1. He is listed as questionable for Week 4, but head coach Tom Cable said Heyward-Bey would play.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Lance Moore (PIT) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Lance Moore (PIT) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lance Moore (PIT) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Lance Moore (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lance Moore (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lance Moore (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) will not play this weekend. "As of now, it don't look good. I haven't been able to practice this week," Ward said following Friday's practice. Ward is likely to be replaced by WR Nate Washington, who has been taking the first-team reps in practice. "It's one game. We're 3-0. The guys that we've got, there's no reason for me to rush back," Ward said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Hines Ward (PIT) has a sprained knee and is "doubtful" for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. However, Tomlin has not ruled out having Ward for the game. "I've learned not to count a guy like Hines Ward out," Tomlin said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Keenan Allen (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Keenan Allen (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Keenan Allen (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) The Chargers signed Malcom Floyd to a three-year contract extension Wednesday, Sept. 26.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) is questionable for Week 4, but he is probably closer to probable than doubtful. Floyd was listed as doubtful a week ago and played. He says he feels much better this week than last week. "I feel like I am ready to go," Floyd said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) The Broncos will use Eddie Royal as their primary punt returner, reports The Denver Post's Mike Klis.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) The Denver Post reports Eddie Royal appeared to suffer a groin pull during practice Thursday, Oct. 1, which drew the attention of the team's trainer. Royal was seen limping back into a drill as the media-access portion of practice ended.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (SEA) Vikings LB Chad Greenway said he believes Percy Harvin is the best player in the NFL. According to Greenway, Harvin as been the team's MVP so far this season. "Percy's the best player in the NFL right now," Greenway said. "I'd like to see anybody challenge that with the way he's carrying the football and the way he's really driving our team along." Harvin leads the league in receptions with 27.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jermaine Kearse (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jermaine Kearse (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jermaine Kearse (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Taylor Price (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Taylor Price (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Taylor Price (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is uncertain to play in Week 4. Rice is officially questionable, but he said Friday that he is ready to go for Sunday’s game against the Titans.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Sidney Rice (SEA) said Monday that he will "definitely" play against the Tennessee Titans in Week 4. Rice missed the team's Week 3 win over the Carolina Panthers because of a sprained PCL in his right knee. "I feel pretty good," Rice said. "Every day shows progress. I'm feeling real good. It's gotten better now. I'm feeling pretty good. I went out and ran this morning. Hopefully everything will be fine come Sunday."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) did not practice on Thursday due to a migraine, but he is expected to be available to play in week four.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) was added to the injury report as probable with a hamstring but he practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) did not practice on Friday and it's not looking like he'll play this weekend. “I’m trying to fight through it…It feels a little better. It’s loosening up,” Boldin said.

But he was quick to add the disclaimer: “You want to be smart about it. There are a lot of games in the season. You don’t want to put yourself in jeopardy.”

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Anquan Boldin (SF) sustained a strained hip during the team's Week 3 game. He continued to play in the game after suffering the injury. The injury is not believed to be serious at this time.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (SF) was added to the injury report with a quad issue but still was able to practice fully.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (SF) continues to make progress in his rehab from a torn Achilles, but there still is no firm timetable on when he'll be able to return to the team. "If we can get him back this year," offensive coordinator Greg Roman added, "that'd be gravy." Crabtree could return this year. He's currently trying to regain strength in his lower body.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Michael Crabtree (SF) Liz Mullen, of SportsBusiness Journal, reports a marketing agent for Michael Crabtree said the unsigned player has made enough money for Crabtree in endorsement deals that he will not be pressured to play football for some time. "He has made over 750 grand in marketing dollars," agent Mike Ornstein said. "It is not that he doesn't want to play, but he is not under the gun to."

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (SF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (SF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (SF) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4. Barring a setback, he is reportedly expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (SF) did not practice on Thursday.

WR Randy Moss (SF) was targeted six times in Week 3, one more than he had seen the previous two games combined; however, Moss showed no interest in talking about his playing time, which again lagged behind fellow WRs Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham. "Next question," Moss said when asked about his playing time.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kassim Osgood (SF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kassim Osgood (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kassim Osgood (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kassim Osgood (SF) suffered minor injuries after being pistol-whipped by an attacker and jumping out of a second-story window, reports Dan Scanlan, of The Florida Times-Union. Head coach Jack Del Rio said Osgood was fine physically as far as he knew and was aware of the incident. He was visiting a woman Monday, Sept. 27, when a man came in with a gun while they were watching television. The attacker dragged the woman around by her hair and pistol-whipped her and Osgood. Osgood escaped when the woman fled and the attacker followed her. The attacker and the woman shot at each other but missed then the attacker left and was arrested later.

*** Friday Update *** WR Quinton Patton (SF) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said Quinton Patton suffered a fractured foot in the team's Week 4 game. Patton will miss some playing time, but the team believes he will be able to return before the end of the season.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Reed (SF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Reed (SF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Reed (SF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Devon Wylie (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devon Wylie (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Britt revealed he suffered a fractured rib in Week 3. He expects to play in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Kenny Britt (STL) once again was lackluster in the team's Week 3 win over the San Diego Chargers and had several drops. In a key late-game third-and-long situation, Britt was benched in favor of Justin Hunter, who wound up making the game-winning touchdown catch. Britt was on the sideline for all of the team's 10 plays during their 94-yard game-winning drive. Nate Washington, who had eight catches in the game, has become the team's top wideout, with Kendall Wright running more of the underneath routes. Britt said he was banged up with a sore neck and bruised rib from a scary tackle in the second quarter, but offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said the receiver rotation on the final drive was a coaching decision. Britt was targeted five times in the game and didn't have a single catch, including two drops. "Kenny's still a physical specimen. He's going to be part of this offense," Loggains said. "We just have to clean that stuff up. We can't have dropped balls from anyone. We can't have penalties. We can be a good football team if we clean that stuff up. We're not going to be good if we're stupid."

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Head coach Mike Munchak said there is a chance Britt will be able to play even though he has not practiced this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) did not practice on Thursday. His status for this weekend's game is still undecided but it's not looking too good for him. Check his status after Friday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday, Sept. 25, in a radio interview that Kenny Britt (ankle) is "rapidly improving." Munchak expects Britt to practice before the end of the week.

WR Kenny Britt (STL) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Kenny Britt (ankle) should be able to play Week 4.

WR Kenny Britt (STL) The Titans expect WRs Nate Washington, Damian Williams and Lavelle Hawkins and TE Jared Cook to have larger roles with WR Kenny Britt (torn ACL) out for the season. A new receiver that the team signs won't immediately be near the top of the pecking order. Washington has had at least six catches in all three games so far and is being trusted by receivers coach Dave Ragone, offensive coordinator Chris Palmer and QB Matt Hasselbeck.

*** Friday Update *** WR Keenan Burton (STL) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Keenan Burton (STL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Keenan Burton (STL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) will likely receive more playing time in week four according the HC Brian Billick. However, Billick declined to say whether Clayton would replace WR Clarence Moore in the starting lineup, citing his dislike of labeling players as starters. "He is only going to get better by playing more," Billick said of Clayton.

WR Dominique Curry (STL) Rams placed Dominique Curry on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Sept. 28.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Givens (STL) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

WR Chris Givens (STL) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Kennison (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice but will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Kennison (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

WR Eddie Kennison (STL) will not play in Week 4 as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury, according to HC Herm Edwards.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) OC Marty Mornhinweg said he believes receiver Reggie Brown is now 100 percent.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) Brown, who caught 46 passes for 816 yards and eight touchdowns last year, has just 5 receptions for 64 yards through three games this season. Brown hasn't reached 30 yards yet in a game. "Much of that is my responsibility to get Reggie the ball a little bit more than we have," OC Marty Mornhinweg said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. “I don’t know what else to say other than he’s limited today and questionable on Sunday,” coach Jon Gruden said of Hilliard. “I’m confident he’ll play like he did last week, but he’s questionable in our eyes right now. And until you get to the stadium on Sunday and see how he is then, I can’t really say. It’s in question.”

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Thursday. Jackson has been drawing heavy coverage early in the season, and he has just 10 catches for 102 yards and a touchdown in the first three weeks. The Buccaneers haven't been good at getting the ball to their best receivers on a consistent basis, either. "We've had the opportunities to get Vincent the ball and we're going to continue to do that. The coverage will dictate where he is and how he gets open. Again, if they're going to double-cover him in heavy personnel or they're going to play off coverage and certain things, then we have to play in front of them much like we did two weeks ago and play off that a little bit and spread the ball around," quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Vincent Jackson (TB) fractured his wrist against the Atlanta Falcons last Thursday night. The fracture is small and Jackson is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) The Dolphins are expected to have CB Sean Smith to cover Vincent Jackson wherever Jackson lines up in Week 4. Smith is a big physical corner with better athleticism than some think. Jackson is listed as questionable for Week 4, but he is probably closer to probable than doubtful, according to CBSSports.com.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote Friday that Jackson will play Sunday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith will likely wait until after the season before signing Vincent Jackson to a contract extension. Jackson's current deal runs out after this season, but if there is no new collective bargaining agreement and no salary cap by 2010, Jackson is among the team's players who will be restricted free agents in 2010 and be much cheaper to keep.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (TB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (TB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (TB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (TB) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 1. He is listed as questionable for Week 4 and will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Roscoe Parrish (TB) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said Friday, Sept. 28, that Roscoe Parrish will take over punt return duties in Week 4 against the Washington Redskins. Parrish was signed earlier this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roscoe Parrish (TB) will not play in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roscoe Parrish (TB) will not play in week four due to an injured wrist.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Justin Gage (TEN) was not even listed on the Wednesday practice report, so it looks like he will play in Week 4.

WR Justin Hunter (TEN) Titans liked what they saw from rookie Justin Hunter in the team's Week 3 win over the San Diego Chargers in which Hunter caught a late-game touchdown. "One of the reasons we drafted him is we think he can be a special deep ball threat. He has a great combination of size and speed and he can jump. That was a perfect example of that situation," Jake Locker said of Hunter. "He was able to run down, track that football down and then when it comes to a jump ball, we feel confident he is going to come down with it 100 percent of the time, because that's his strength. That plays right into his abilities."

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) is expected to start this weekend in place of the injured Hines Ward.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) Mike Jones reports on his Twitter feed that as of Saturday night, the Redskins are still "unsure of Garcon's status for tomorrow". Garcon will warm up and the team will make a game time decision.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Remember that we've seen this before though where he partially practiced Wednesday and then missed the game. Stay tuned.

WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, Sept. 24, that he was uncertain of the status for Pierre Garcon (foot) for the Week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I really don't know," Shanahan said. "He's getting treatment everyday and I'm hoping he gets on the practice field on Wednesday (and) he's feeling a lot better and will be ready to play. But I can't tell you at this point."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) has been ruled out for Sunday's game and did not make the trip to Jacksonville.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 4, according to Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star. He will be a game-time decision and is not expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday.

Colts president Bill Polian said the team will see how Pierre Garcon progresses during the week before deciding his status for Week 4, reports Colts.com.

*** Friday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said that Leonard Hankerson has played well enough to earn a starting role, especially with the injuries to the position.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) Jason Reid, from the Washington Post, reports second-year wide receiver Malcolm Kelly is off to a slow start in his first season as the first-team flanker. Kelly impressed by catching passes in traffic in the preseason, but he has only six receptions for 65 yards in three games. "Malcolm is a very impressive young player, and we definitely want to get him more involved, but you can't force it," quarterback Jason Campbell said. "We have to play smart football, and Malcolm understands that. He knows you can't just throw the ball against certain coverages. You take what's there and you move on to the next play. But Malcolm is going to get opportunities."

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) did not practice on Thursday. HC Jim Zorn said that WR Malcolm Kelly is not ready to play Sunday. Kelly's ankle has not healed, and Zorn said he continues to get intense treatment.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Keenan McCardell (WAS) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Keenan McCardell (WAS) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

WR Santana Moss (WAS) says he has a strained groin and would not be able to play if Washington were playing this upcoming week. He is not sure when he can return to practice and will see the trainers when he gets back to town next week.

Tight End

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tim Euhus (ARI) practiced on Thursday and might be able to play in week four despite his injured shoulder.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeff King (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jerame Tuman (ARI) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jerame Tuman (ARI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jerame Tuman (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) benefited from the New Orleans Saints putting double coverage on WR Roddy White early in their Week 3 game, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Lee Feinswog. "I started the game pretty hot," Gonzalez said. "From there, they went to that bracket coverage. I'm somewhat used to that, but that's how it goes. Luckily we get creative and I still get the ball." Gonzalez caught five passes of his eight passes in the first half last week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) said on Wednesday that he would potentially be open to a trade from the Chiefs to a Super Bowl contender. "Yeah. I definitely could [envision the potential for a trade to another team], but I love being a Chief," Gonzalez said. "But if it was something where it was going to take three or four years or whatever before they get this thing right, I think it would be in their best interest to maybe see what they can get and send me off."

*** Friday Update *** TE Reggie Kelly (ATL) was ill on Friday but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Daniels will be a game-time decision for Week 4, reports HoustonTexans.com.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (BAL) underwent "successful" surgery to fix a fractured, dislocated hip Monday, Sept. 22, according to a team source. He's expected to return to Baltimore within a week, but he faces a long road toward recovery. It's unknown if Pitta will try to resume his career after this injury, but teammates are predicting that he'll return.

TE Dennis Pitta (BAL) suffered a dislocated hip in the Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns. This is the same hip that kept him out last season. His career is in jeopardy.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Kevin Everett (BUF) is continuing to improve two weeks after suffering the life threatening spinal cord injury during the Bills season opener. Everett's attending physician Dr. Teodoro Castillo says Kevin lifted his right arm slightly and sat up in bed for four hours.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Martin (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Martin (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE David Martin (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Martin (BUF) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Murphy (BUF) did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured shoulder.

TE Martellus Bennett (CHI) had five catches for 54 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 3 win against the New York Jets Monday, Sept. 22. He leads the team with 20 catches for 161 yards and four touchdowns after the first three weeks of the season. He is one touchdown shy of his career highs, set in 2012 and 2013. "I'm a lot better player than I was last year," Bennett said. "Last year I wasn't that good. I was all right, but this summer I took a whole lot of time to work on my game."

*** Saturday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (CHI) Todd Archer, from the Dallas Morning News, reports Martellus Bennett is still waiting for his breakout game. After leading the Cowboys with 12 catches for 155 yards in the preseason, Bennett has only three catches for 29 yards in the first three games and has been the target of a Tony Romo pass attempt nine times. "I've got to be patient as a player and let the game come to me," Bennett said "I felt like I've pressed to make a play, and it's kind of thrown me off my game. Sometimes basketball players force shots. Some guys force shots [like] Kobe. Some players let the game come to them [like] LeBron. I'm a LeBron player, although Kobe is great. I believe my chances are coming later on this season, this game or the next game."

*** Saturday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) practiced fully on Saturday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Manumaleuna (CHI) was downgraded to questionable with his sore knee after missing Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Manumaleuna (CHI) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CIN) is out for this weekend's game.

TE Alex Smith (CIN) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Gavin Escobar (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Gavin Escobar (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Gavin Escobar (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Jason Witten (DAL) Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said following Week 3 he is not concerned with the number of dropped passes Jason Witten has so far this season. Witten was targeted six times in the game but dropped multiple passes and finished with two catches for eight yards. "I think Witten's probably got the fewest drops of about anybody we've ever had around here, so I'm not (concerned)," Jones said. "We in no way are going to do anything rather than give Witten all the chances we can give him."

TE Jason Witten (DAL) said following the team's Week 3 game that his injured ribs felt fine. "I feel good," Witten said. "A little sore." Late in the second quarter, Witten removed the extra protection he was wearing for his ribs and played without it in the second half when he caught four passes for 53 yards. "It was getting sweaty, so I felt the tape there was kind of wobbly so I took it off,' Witten said. 'I'll be alright."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 29, according to Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News. Dallas is on a bye this week and everybody expects Witten to be ready and near full strength for Week 5.

TE Jason Witten (DAL) suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee during the team's Week 3 game, according to Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.

Witten might not practice in full this week, but he is expected to return after the bye week and should have no problem being ready for the team's Oct. 10 game, according to CBSSports.com.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) is back at practice Wednesday morning after missing Tuesday's workout.

*** Friday Update *** TE Stephen Alexander (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Stephen Alexander (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Nate Jackson (DEN) suffered a rib injury in Friday's practice and was sporting plenty of ice after the workout. He will be evaluated more Saturday. Jackson has played in every game thus far and has four receptions and a touchdown.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeb Putzier (DEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (DEN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (DEN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Joseph Fauria (DET) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joseph Fauria (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Courtney Anderson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Friday Update *** TE Billy Bajema (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Billy Bajema (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Billy Bajema (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Dallas Clark (FA) had a neck injury he worked through last week but this week he has a new injury according to the Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Even though he's listed as questionable, Clark is expected to play against the Broncos but did not practice Friday. Clark tweaked his left knee during the latter stages of Thursday’s practice.

“[Friday] went pretty well. We actually had some [injured] guys that came back. And the [offensive] linemen did pretty well. They all did pretty well and that was good to see,” Colts coach Tony Dungy said. “We held Dallas Clark out. He bumped into someone [Thursday] at the end of practice. Actually he came out and ran before practice [Friday] and did pretty well. He should be okay."

*** Friday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

TE Desmond Clark (FA) Normally, HC Lovie Smith is able to give some sort of medical assessment of injuries on the day following games. The fact he was vague Monday on the condition of Clark was not a good sign. Neither was the plastic boot on Clark's injured left ankle. "We don't know how serious it is," Lovie Smith said. "If it is serious, like a high ankle sprain, typically that means at least four weeks of rest". The Bears' offense will be searching for alternatives. Clark is tied with WR Bernard Berrian with 12 catches after three games after catching 24 total in each of the last two seasons.

*** Friday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Alge Crumpler (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Derek Fine (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) looks like he has a 50% chance to play according to coach Mike Sherman. "He was route running with the offense (Saturday), did some blocking without pads, did all the functions of a tight end," Sherman said. "Friday was the day we really tested him and worked him hard. We brought him in this morning, looked at him, thought we'd give him a chance at practice. He did, and we'll see where we go from there. (But) this doesn't mean he's going to play on Monday night. To see him out there (today) run, catch some balls, block, do the things that the tight end does, that part is encouraging," Sherman said.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did not practice on Friday and will likely need to look good in Saturday’s session in order to play in week four on Monday night.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did not play last week for the first time in 82 games. He did not practice on Wednesday and is again questionable in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joey Haynos (FA) has been signed by the team. RB Jalen Parmele has been released to create a spot for Haynos. Parmele was then re-signed to the team’s practice squad.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Todd Heap (FA) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Todd Heap (knee) was close to playing in Week 3 and is hopeful he will be able to play Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Todd Heap (FA) Heap's chances two play in week four look good. He is likely to play against the Browns after suffering a mild concussion, HC Brian Billick says. Heap suffered the concussion after getting hit on the helmet by S Adrian Wilson on the final series of Sunday's game. After the game, Heap, who did not return after the tackle, said he was feeling better, and coach Billick said during his weekly news conference yesterday that Heap would likely play against the Browns.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced partially on Thursday and barring a setback will play this weekend. His ankle is still an issue and he just barely was able to get on the field last week. He did nothing in the first half but was heavily targeted in the second half. He's hoping for improvement in the ankle this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four. He's probable with a toe injury.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured toe.

*** Friday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Eric Johnson (FA) will see plenty of action while Vernon Davis is out, and it looks like he is clicking with his QB. Alex Smith is starting to find that Johnson can make for a nice security blanket. In Sunday's 38-24 loss to Philadelphia, Smith got his first extended playing opportunity with the veteran tight end, and he took advantage. He connected with Johnson seven times for 87 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown at the end of the game. "He's a great technician of inside routes," Smith said. "With his body language, he's easy to read."

*** Friday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joe Klopfenstein (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joe Klopfenstein (FA) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Krause (FA) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Krause (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured foot.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Donald Lee (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Mike McNeill (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE Mike McNeill (FA) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Billy Miller (FA) shold play a prominent role in Week 4 and may even start for the team if Mark Campbell is unable to play.

*** Friday Update *** TE Shawn Nelson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Shawn Nelson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Shawn Nelson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Sean Ryan (FA) has been signed by the team. QB Joey Harrington was released to create a spot for Ryan.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Scheffler (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Scheffler (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tony Scheffler (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Aaron Shea (FA) was put on the IR Tuesday with a back injury. He was replaced on the roster by S Andre Lott.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) HC Sean Payton said he's hopeful that Shockey could be back as early as the Saints' home game against Oakland in two weeks after positive reports from Shockey's hernia surgery earlier this week. The damage to Shockey's ligaments wasn't as extensive as some sports hernias can be, so the recovery time should be in the three-week range. Payton said Shockey feels more comfortable already and said he is excited to see Shockey when he's no longer limited by the nagging injury. "Although he played well last week, you guys haven't seen what I know [he's capable of]," Payton said.

TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) will have sports hernia surgery this week, and will be out an estimated three to six weeks. The injury had been bothering Shockey for weeks but it was aggravated in the week three loss to the Denver Broncos.

TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) appeared remorseful when he said Monday that his emotional side got the best of him when he criticized HC Tom Coughlin and his staff after the game for being outcoached in the blowout loss at Seattle. Coughlin conceded he was surprised and extremely disappointed by something that should not be done by anyone, especially when his door is always open to any player. "It's the competitive nature of me," Shockey added. "I don't like to lose. I don't like to lose at anything. The way we played as a team, it's not this team and it's not this organization."

TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) created a little buzz in New York when he questioned coach Tom Coughlin's benching of Plaxico Burress for being late to a meeting. He called it "unfair" to the team. "We definitely as players should have an equal chance as the other team of having our best players on the field to win," Shockey said. "I'm not the guy who makes the rules around here. I just know we lost the game, and if he would have been in there the first drive we might have scored a touchdown. But maybe not. Who knows?"

*** Friday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) did not practice all week and is a long shot to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jerramy Stevens (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Troupe (FA) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Troupe (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Troupe (FA) looks like he's good to go Sunday. Said coach Jeff Fisher, "I think the foot is fine. He had a mild ankle sprain in last Sunday’s game but he is working through that. He is doing fine."

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 4. Utecht says his chest still hurts and that his playing status this weekend will be a call with pain tolerance. He will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week four due to his injured chest.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week four due to his injured chest.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Saturday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) returned to practice on Friday after suffering a separated left shoulder on the final play of the loss last Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. But he said the injury is more serious than his HC Romeo Crennel indicated. "It's not very mild, it's a pretty good...it's just lingering pain," Winslow said. "I've been through worse last year with my knee."

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Winslow talks like he's going to play but it'll likely be a game time decision.

"Kellen will do everything he can to be there on Sunday," coach Romeo Crennel said. "Now, some of it, not all of it, is in his hands because the medical people will look at him and they will make a determination. Whatever the doctor says, that is what is going to happen."

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) has suffered a partial dislocation of his left shoulder. HC Romeo Crennel sat Winslow out of Wednesday's practice and it's not known if he'll be ready to face the Ravens on Sunday. Winslow suffered the injury when he landed on his shoulder following a 23-yard reception on the Browns' final drive in Oakland. On his way out of the locker room, he was asked if he'll play. "Of course I am," he said.

TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) According to HC Romeo Crennel, Kellen Winslow came out of the game vs. Oakland with a bruised shoulder. Winslow wore an ice pack on the shoulder today, but didn't say anything more about the injury other than "I'll be alright."

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) partially participated in practice on Friday and is expected to start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) was limited in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable with his knee for this weekend. However, he is expected to play. It's not so much an injury as much as it is wear and tear from the game each week on the surgically repaired knee. He'll likely be rested some during the week to allow recovery each week.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Bostick (GB) took a full workload on special teams in Week 2 and Week 3, and offensive coordinator Tom Clements said he should become a bigger part of the game plan once his effort in practice matches the level of play he showed in training camp prior to sustaining a leg injury.

*** Friday Update *** TE Mark Bruener (HOU) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Mark Bruener (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Mark Bruener (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony Hill (IND) did not practice on Friday due to illness and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Anthony Hill (IND) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Mike Seidman (IND) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Mike Seidman (IND) practiced on Thursday and might be able to play in week four despite his injured shoulder.

*** Friday Update *** TE Clay Harbor (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Clay Harbor (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Clay Harbor (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Clay Harbor (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) isn't being used as much in the passing game in favor of keeping him in to block. He's been targeted only once in the last two games after catching five passes for 52 yards in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. "You do what you have to do to win the game, whether that's chipping a defensive end or chipping a linebacker that's blitzing, or staying in protection," said backup TE Zach Potter. "When we're 100 percent healthy again, and you don't have to worry about all this (offensive line) shuffling to stay and protect, that other stuff (passes to the tight end) will start coming." The coaching staff appreciates Lewis' patience while being asked to block, and they'll be eager to use him again in the passing game when the offensive line is shored up.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Marcedes Lewis will receive a bigger role in the offense as the offensive line gets healthier.

*** Friday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) has been removed from the injury/practice report and will start as normal this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Martin Rucker (JAX) will not play in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Martin Rucker (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Mickey Shuler (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Mickey Shuler (JAX) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Mickey Shuler (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** TE Jonathan Stupar (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jonathan Stupar (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jonathan Stupar (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jason Dunn (KC) did not practice on Thursday but is still expected to play in week four despite his injured knee.

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (KC) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Travis Kelce (KC) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Travis Kelce (KC) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Travis Kelce (KC) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Jake OConnell (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jake OConnell (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Charles Clay (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Charles Clay (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Charles Clay (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joseph Kowalewski (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joseph Kowalewski (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Joseph Kowalewski (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (MIN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (MIN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (MIN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Kleinsasser (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jim Kleinsasser (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jim Kleinsasser (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jim Kleinsasser (MIN) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Kleinsasser (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jim Kleinsasser (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) will need groin surgery and is expected to miss about six weeks.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) said he doesn't feel limited at all and is ready for more responsibility after reduced work in his first three games. Gronkowski has likely been on a pitch count in the first halves of games to save him for the second half. He played more than 50 percent of the snaps for the first time this season in Week 3.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) played a season-high 42 snaps in Week 3, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said a further increase in playing time is coming. "Rob has done the things we have asked him to do," McDaniels said. "He has been fine in terms of his assignments and his conditioning. But we just have to try to add to it as we go throughout the course of the year."

*** Saturday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) didn't make the trip to Atlanta and is out for Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice. There are conflicting reports on his progress. ProFootballTalk.com reports that the "outlook currently is not optimistic." Other sources are reporting Gronkowski has a "very good chance" of making his season debut in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons after he's made significant progress in the last few weeks.

Stay tuned for more Friday and it very likely could come down to a game time decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) said he is improving but is not sure when he will be able to play in a game. He said an important part of his rehab is regaining the strength he lost while not being able to work out. He said he is taking things day-to-day at this point.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) traveled with the team to Buffalo and most sources are expecting him to play. The Boston Herald is saying his hip injury is "not serious" as of Saturday night. Check the inactives on our Footballguy Sunday Update to be sure. It's a 1 pm game so we'll know about noon Eastern time.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. He reportedly injured his hip in practice but the Patriots are typically tight lipped about injuries. We'll hopefully know more tomorrow.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) was used as a blocked frequently in the Week 3 loss against the Baltimore Ravens. The breakdown on his 49 offensive snaps was 33 routes, and 16 blocking plays.

*** Friday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday, Sept. 26, that Michael Hoomanawanui is listed as day to day after suffering a strained back in the Week 3 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

*** Friday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Mark Campbell (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Mark Campbell (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Mark Campbell (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Adrien Robinson (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Adrien Robinson (NYG) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Adrien Robinson (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) will miss the rest of the season because of a torn Achilles' tendon he suffered in Week 3. He underwent an MRI Monday, Sept. 26, and it revealed to tear. He is expected to be out for around six months.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Sudfeld (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Zach Sudfeld (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Sudfeld (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Ausberry (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Ausberry (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE James Casey (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE James Casey (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James Casey (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE James Casey (PHI) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, Sept. 26, that the production of James Casey was a surprise, although he believes the fullback is plenty capable. "I know he's got capability, but as far as that happening in a game, I didn't know that was going to happen," Kubiak said. Casey ended up with a career-high five receptions, 126 yards and a TD. His previous career high for a season with eight grabs for 98 yards.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Ertz (PHI) Eagles head coach Chip Kelly likes Zach Ertz's versatility, while it is believed the San Francisco 49ers skipped over Ertz and liked Vance McDonald more due to his physique and longer arms. Ertz will get a chance to show the 49ers what they are missing when his Eagles play in San Francisco in Week 4. "I was unaware that he had short arms," Kelly said. "They're long enough to catch a football because he does a really good job of that."

*** Saturday Update *** TE Zach Ertz (PHI) has played in only 51 of the team's 205 offensive snaps this season but understands he needs to wait his turn. Head coach Chip Kelly said Brent Celek has not done anything to lose his starting job at this time.

*** Friday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Michael Palmer (PIT) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Palmer (PIT) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Leonard Pope (PIT) is a late addition to the official injury report. He is listed as questionable with an unspecified leg injury.

*** Friday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) is not looking good for this week's game. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that San Diego "probably will be without tight end Antonio Gates due to his ongoing foot pain."

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Wednesday. Gates tore scar tissue in the foot he suffered a torn fascia last season in Week 2 and has not practiced since. Gates, however, pointed out the scar tissue tear is ultimately positive. "The scar tissue that I am tearing is beneficial for me in the long run," Gates said. "Hopefully, it will get to the point where I have no more issues with it."

TE Antonio Gates (SD) said his career is not nearing an end despite continuing to deal with an ailing right foot. Gates added that the pain is not as severe as last season. However, Gates said the issue comes down to committing to playing now and enduring the weekly pain and "cycle" of uncertainty over whether he will play or resting for another three to five weeks or longer and hoping that is enough so that when he comes back he can finish the season without interruption.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ladarius Green (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ladarius Green (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Johnson (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Johnson (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE David Johnson (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Johnson (SD) will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Johnson (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE David Johnson (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE David Johnson (SD) Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, report David Johnson could miss several weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 3.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bennie Joppru (SEA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bennie Joppru (SEA) will not play in week four.

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony McCoy (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Itula Mili (SEA) will not play in week four.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Davis said he will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 4 game.

TE Vernon Davis (SF) could return this week, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh said he's optimistic and hopeful that Davis will be able to play Sunday, Sept. 28.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

TE Vernon Davis (SF) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

TE Vernon Davis (SF) may be a game time decision for the team's Week 4 game Thursday, Sept. 24.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) will not play this weekend.

TE Vernon Davis (SF) will probably be sidelined for the next two games after suffering a sprained ligament in his right knee during yesterday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The injury didn't keep Davis from staying late at the team headquarters after returning home yesterday. "If we lose a game, I'll come in here and see the things that went wrong," said Davis. "I'll critique myself a little bit, especially. I'm in no rush to get home."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vance McDonald (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jared Cook (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jared Cook (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jared Cook (STL) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Jared Cook (STL) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the team could use Jared Cook when they line up in three wide receiver sets.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (TB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) passed all the concussion tests, and he is cleared to play in Week 4. Myers participated in practice Friday, Sept. 28, without any apparent setbacks. Myers still is listed as questionable for the game, but he will start.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Brandon Myers (TB) has 15 catches in 15 targets this season, for 206 yards. Myers has "been critical for us in the passing game," head coach Dennis Allen said. "He's done an outstanding job. He was a guy that we identified fairly early in camp as a guy that we thought could be productive for us." Myers, however, suffered a concussion at the end of Week 3.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Zack Pianalto (TB) did not practice on Saturday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Luke Stocker (TB) The Buccaneers have placed Luke Stocker (hip) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2013 season.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dwayne Blakley (TEN) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dwayne Blakley (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dwayne Blakley (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Erron Kinney (TEN) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Taylor Thompson (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Taylor Thompson (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Taylor Thompson (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) Because starting TE Vernon Davis is sidelined with a knee injury, the 49ers are looking to employ a tag-team approach at the TE position until Davis returns. Backups Billy Bajema and Delanie Walker will both be used to replace Davis. "I guess I'm thought of as more of the blocker," said Bajema. "And Delanie, he's thought of more as a receiver. We'll go in there and handle whatever they ask us to do and we both feel like we can do either one."

*** Friday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Fred Davis (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Fred Davis (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Fred Davis (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Niles Paul (WAS) suffered a concussion during the team's Week 4 game Thursday, Sept. 25. He caught three passes for 60 yards before departing with the injury.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) is improving and has a change to play in the team's Week 5 game, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Reed will still be a high risk of re-injury or limited effectiveness against the Seahawks next week, so if you are relying on Reed and Niles Paul at tight end, you need to make an alternate plan for Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) is out for this weekend's game.

TE Jordan Reed (WAS) did not practice on Tuesday and - unofficially - has been ruled out for the team's Week 4 game. Reed (hamstring) is not sure when he will play again. His status is not known for the team's Week 5 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday .

Kicker

*** Saturday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) All indications are that Bryant will kick for Tampa Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) did not practice on Friday and remains uncertain to play in Week 4. However, the team has not signed another kicker and believe he will in fact play.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) was again excused from practice on Thursday. The team will allow Bryant to decide whether he wants to play in Sunday's game against the Packers.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) was excused from Wednesday’s practice. His 3-month old son has passed away. “I don’t have a lot of details,” HC Jon Gruden said after practice. “It’s just a horrible tragedy, and I can’t explain it.”

*** Friday Update *** PK Mike Nugent (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Mike Nugent (CIN) will not play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** PK Billy Cundiff (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Billy Cundiff (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Billy Cundiff (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

PK Billy Cundiff (CLE) said his goal is to kick in the team's Week 4 game. Cundiff said he feels better Monday, Sept. 23, and is optimistic about his chances to play.

PK Dan Bailey (DAL) tied an NFL rookie record with six field goals made in the Week 3 win against the Washington Redskins Monday, Sept. 26.

PK Alex Henery (DET) Kicker Nate Freese was waived Monday, Sept. 22, and the team signed free-agent Alex Henery (formerly of the Eagles) to an undisclosed deal to take his place. Freese made just three of seven field goal tries this year, with all four misses coming on kicks from 40 yards or more.

PK David Akers (FA) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh praised David Akers Monday, Sept. 26. "Also, I want to talk about (Akers) a little bit," Harbaugh said. "He's 7-for-7 on field goals right now. Hit the big 53-yarder (in Week 3). I was told that was his 300th field goal of his NFL career. Heck of a job."

*** Friday Update *** PK David Akers (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK David Akers (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK David Akers (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

PK David Akers (FA) will miss this week and possibly several more with a torn hamstring. Todd France will kick for the team.

*** Friday Update *** PK David Buehler (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** PK David Buehler (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

PK David Buehler (FA) hit both his field goal attempts in Week 3, including a career-long 49-yarder, reports DallasCowboys.com's Nick Eatman. "I thought he did a great job today," head coach Wade Phillips said. "There's always pressure on the kicker. He came through and did a nice job. His job is to make kicks. He did that." Early in the game, Dallas didn't appear to have much confidence in Buehler as they opted to go for it on a fourth-and-two instead of attempting a 47-yard field goal.

*** Thursday Update *** PK John Carney (FA) The Saints are planning to use John Carney as their kicker for Week 4, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Jay Feely (FA) remains confident he'll rebound after missing two field goals in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt also remains confident in the veteran. "What you're asking that guy to do is very tough," Whisenhunt said. "You have to be mentally strong. That's one thing I know for sure about Jay."

*** Friday Update *** PK Todd France (FA) will kick for the team in place of the injured David Akers.

*** Friday Update *** PK John Hall (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week four due to his injured quadriceps. He was downgraded to questionable after practice.

*** Thursday Update *** PK John Hall (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is iffy to play in week four due to his injured quadriceps. You can bet coach Joe Gibbs saw the David Akers drama this week and wants to be sure Hall is ready.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK John Hall (FA) was very limited in Wednesday’s practice and looks questionable at best to kick in week four.

*** Friday Update *** PK Jason Hanson (FA) kicked short field goals Wednesday. He graduated to long field goals and three-step kickoffs Thursday."I felt pretty good," said Hanson, who went 6-for-6 on field goals in practice, with a long of 44 yards. "I know it's there, but I don't have any residual pain." Coach Steve Mariucci said the call for Hanson would be a "Saturday airplane-time decision." Mariucci said, "If he continues to make progress like he's been, I think he's got a chance."

*** Thursday Update *** PK Jason Hanson (FA) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured hamstring. He will likely be a game-time decision.

PK Jason Hanson (FA) has been doing light jogging and plans to resume kicking Wednesday. He's hoping to play this Sunday but watch how he's able to practice this week.

PK Garrett Hartley (FA) has been placed on injured reserve and his season is over. The team will continue to lean on John Kasay.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Garrett Hartley (FA) Hartley's agent, Erik Burkhardt, said the Saints have informed Hartley that he is still part of the team's plans for the future, reports Nakia Hogan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. "Long term they have made it very clear that they want Garrett to be their kicker and work through this. And that's what they did last year when he came back from his suspension. They stayed with him and they believed in him and it paid huge dividends in the end and helped them get to and win the Super Bowl," Burkhardt said.

*** Friday Update *** PK Dustin Hopkins (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Dustin Hopkins (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Dustin Hopkins (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** PK Nate Kaeding (FA) The San Diego Chargers have re-signed PK Nick Novak. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. He will be the kicker Week 4 because Nate Kaeding (groin) did not travel with the team.

*** Friday Update *** PK Nate Kaeding (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. CBSSports.com reports Kaeding left practice early on Friday with a groin injury. Coach Norv Turner said Kaeding would test his groin on Saturday and a decision would be made at that time on the need for a replacement kicker.

Kicker Nick Novak boarded the plane with the team for Kansas City. Watch to see how this plays out Saturday.

PK Nate Kaeding (FA) has signed a six-year contract extension with the team.

PK Olindo Mare (FA) Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora said he was unhappy with Olindo Mare after Mare missed two kicks in the team's Week 3 loss. "If you're a kicker in the National Football League you should make those kicks - bottom line," Mora said. "End of story. Period. No excuses. No wind, doesn't matter. You've gotta makes those kicks. Espcecially in a game like this, where you're kicking and fighting and scratching your tail off and you miss those kicks, it's not acceptable. Not acceptable. Absolutely not acceptable."

Later, Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports Mora softened his stance on Mare saying he has big expectations for Mare based on what Mare has done during his career. Mora said the team will not change kickers this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Olindo Mare (FA) discussed the missed FG off the dreaded baseball infield dirt, "The hardest thing is not kicking. It's harder for the snapper and the holder, because he throws the ball back with a lot of dirt on it and sometimes when Donnie goes to spin the ball, because [the ground is] so hard, it continues to rotate. I think [holder] Donnie Jones’ job is hard on the dirt, to get that ball to stop."

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Lawrence Tynes (FA) Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports Lawrence Tynes said he is worried about missing two short kicks in the last two weeks and is working on his kicking mechanics as well as his mental issues to try to stop missing kicks. "I just have to get some old habits out of my head when it comes to game day. It's something I need to fix, for sure. It's bothering me. I'm letting the team down. Those are points that should be automatic on the board. It hasn't hurt us so far, but we're going to play some games down the road where I'll need to make all of those," Tynes said.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) went through a strenuous workout Friday morning and expects to play this weekend. Vinatieri was not available for comment, but HC Tony Dungy said “We’ll see how he comes in in the morning. But he’s pretty set on kicking. We’ll see what happens.” Martin Gramatica is expected to handle kickoffs.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** PK Shayne Graham (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (SF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (SF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Kai Forbath (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

PK Kai Forbath (WAS) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Kai Forbath (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Kai Forbath (WAS) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Kai Forbath (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Kai Forbath (WAS) said he plans to kick at the end of the week to test his injured groin. Forbath has not kicked in 11 days because of the injury.

Offensive Line

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Adam Snyder partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Adam Snyder partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Daryn Colledge practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Adam Snyder partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Alan Faneca practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Alan Faneca practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Alan Faneca partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Levi Brown partially participated in Friday’s practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

C Al Johnson practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Levi Brown partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Al Johnson practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Levi Brown did not practice on Wednesday.

C Al Johnson did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Oliver Ross underwent hand surgery and will miss 4-6 weeks.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Peter Konz practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Garrett Reynolds practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Peter Konz partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Garrett Reynolds partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker did not practice on Wednesday.

C Peter Konz partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Garrett Reynolds partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Tyson Clabo practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Tyson Clabo practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Tyson Clabo partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 4.

C Alex Stepanovich practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

T Todd Weiner practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker did not practice on Thursday due to illness. Baker has yet to practice this week and is getting examined for concussion like symptoms stemming from one he suffered Sept. 14. Baker has left the last two games early because of nausea and dizziness. The Falcons have yet to concede the two are related. "We can't say whether it was related to what happened in Tampa," HC Mike Smith said. Smith also said Baker was feeling better than he was early in the week.

C Alex Stepanovich practiced fully on Thursday.

T Todd Weiner practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker was excused from Wednesday’s practice due to illness.

C Alex Stepanovich practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Todd Weiner practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker missed Monday's practice with dizziness and nausea, but the team is calling flu-like symptoms. It also could be related to a Week 1 concussion he suffered during the second half. "That I do not know," HC Mike Smith said. "All I know is that he's not feeling well and we kept him at home."

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Todd Weiner practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Todd Weiner practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Todd Weiner did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Eugene Monroe will not play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Eugene Monroe did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Eugene Monroe did not practice on Wednesday. The Ravens believe Monroe likely will miss three to four weeks after he undergoes a procedure on his injured knee.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Ryan Jensen did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Ryan Jensen did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Ryan Jensen did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Jah Reid partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday night.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Ben Grubbs did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk practiced fully on Thursday.

G Ben Grubbs partially participated in Thursday's practice. Grubbs has make improvement with his turf toe that he has been able to begin jogging for the first time since he suffered the injury. His status for Week 4 is uncertain but he said there is a chance he sits out until after their Week 5 bye.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk did not practice on Wednesday.

G Ben Grubbs did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Chris Chester practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Jared Gaither will not play this weekend.

T Tony Moll partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk practiced fully on Thursday.

G Chris Chester practiced fully on Thursday.

T Jared Gaither did not practice on Thursday.

T Tony Moll partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Chris Chester practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Jared Gaither partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Tony Moll did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Adam Terry partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Jonathan Ogden practiced on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend. "It feels better, a little better than last week," Ogden said after the Ravens practiced indoors today at their facility in Owings Mills. "We'll see. I might go out there and run around [before the game]. I don't know."

Said coach Brian Billick, "He moved around very, very well. We'll see how Sunday looks. I was very pleased with the way he moved."

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Jonathan Ogden practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Jonathan Ogden practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G Edwin Mulitalo partially participated in Friday’s practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G Edwin Mulitalo did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Chris Williams did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week. Cyril Richardson is expected to start at left guard.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Chris Williams did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Chris Williams did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Doug Legursky practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Kraig Urbik partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Doug Legursky practiced fully on Thursday.

G Kraig Urbik partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Doug Legursky practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Kraig Urbik did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Kraig Urbik partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Kraig Urbik did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Kraig Urbik did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Jason Peters was up front about admitting that last Sunday he still wasn't quite the Jason Peters most Bills fans have been accustomed to seeing at left tackle. But he's close. "About another week," said Peters. "Another week and I'll be back 100 percent every play ready to go."

G Jason Whittle was working with the running backs in individual position drills Wednesday. It could be because Whittle is a potential fullback option if Darian Barnes is unable to go this Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Jason Whittle will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Jason Whittle has been placed on the injured reserve list and will be lost for the remainder of the season.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Mike Williams was limited again in Friday’s practice and looks like a game-time decision for week four.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Mike Williams did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured ankle.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Garry Williams did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Garry Williams did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Garry Williams did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Byron Bell practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Ryan Kalil practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Mike Pollak will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Byron Bell practiced fully on Thursday.

G Mike Pollak did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Byron Bell partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Mike Pollak did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jeff Otah partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jeff Otah practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jeff Otah did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Mackenzy Bernadeau practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Jeff Otah will not play this weekend.

G Travelle Wharton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Mackenzy Bernadeau partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Jeff Otah did not practice on Thursday.

G Travelle Wharton partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Mackenzy Bernadeau partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Travelle Wharton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Jeff Otah did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

G Travelle Wharton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Thursday.

G Travelle Wharton practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Travelle Wharton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Jeremy Bridges practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Travelle Wharton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Jeremy Bridges did not practice on Thursday.

T Travelle Wharton practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Jeremy Bridges did not practice on Wednesday.

T Travelle Wharton did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Todd Fordham practiced on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Todd Fordham did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

C Justin Hartwig did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) C/G Roberto Garza will not play this week.

G Matt Slauson will not play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) C Roberto Garza did not practice on Thursday.

G Matt Slauson did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) C Roberto Garza did not practice on Wednesday.

G Matt Slauson did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) LS Patrick Mannelly practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) LS Patrick Mannelly did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Gabe Carimi will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Gabe Carimi did not practice on Thursday.

LS Patrick Mannelly practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Gabe Carimi did not practice on Wednesday.

LS Patrick Mannelly partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Roberto Garza partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

T Chris Williams will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Roberto Garza did not practice on Thursday.

T Chris Williams did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Roberto Garza partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Chris Williams did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) LS Patrick Mannelly practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) LS Patrick Mannelly partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Frank Omiyale practiced fully on Wednesday.

LS Patrick Mannelly partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Chris Williams partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Chris Williams partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Chris Williams partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Ruben Brown partially participated in Friday’s practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Fred Miller partially participated in Friday’s practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Ruben Brown did not practice on Thursday.

T Fred Miller did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Ruben Brown did not practice on Wednesday.

T Fred Miller did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Anthony Collins practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Mike Pollak partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Anthony Collins practiced fully on Thursday.

G Mike Pollak did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Anthony Collins practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Mike Pollak did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Jeff Faine partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Jeff Faine did not practice on Thursday.

T Andrew Whitworth partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Jeff Faine partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Andrew Whitworth did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) G Otis Hudson practiced fully on Friday but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) G Otis Hudson partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) G Otis Hudson partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith will not play in Week 4.

T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith will not play in Week 4. Joe Reedy, from the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Smith's injured foot is still in a walking boot and he doesn't expect him to return until after the team's week 8 bye.

T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Levin Jones did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Willie Anderson did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

G Stacy Andrews partially participated in Friday’s practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Eric Ghiaciuc practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Levi Jones will most likely start at left offensive tackle against New England on Monday night. Jones took snaps with the first unit, signaling he'll probably make his first start of the season and the 67th of his six-year career. "Put it this way," right guard Bobbie Williams said, "the stars are getting aligned for Levi to be in there."

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Eric Ghiaciuc practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Levi Jones made his first appearance this season last week against the Seahawks, but it was because of injury said Jones. He signed a $40 million extension over six years in 2006, but remains in a backup role behind OT Andrew Whitworth. Last week he subbed for OT Stacy Andrews. "I would rather have not signed than to do this, you know what I'm saying. So obviously I'm disappointed that that's not the case," Jones said. HC Marvin Lewis said two weeks ago that he envisioned Jones starting at some point this season.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) HC Marvin Lewis said that starting C Rich Braham, who suffered a deep bruise to his left knee in the Sept. 17 win over the Cleveland Browns, might not return until a few weeks after the team's Oct. 8 bye. It was originally believed Braham would only be out for the Bengals week four matchup vs. New England. Second-year veteran Eric Ghiaciuc, who started in last week's victory at Pittsburgh, will remain in the same position until Braham returns.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Willie Anderson practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Willie Anderson did not practice on Thursday but still expects to play in week four despite his injured back.

C Eric Ghiaciuc did not practice on Thursday due to illness but is expected to play in week four.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Oniel Cousins practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Shawn Lauvao partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Oniel Cousins partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Shawn Lauvao partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Oniel Cousins partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Shawn Lauvao partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Jason Pinkston practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

LS Christian Yount practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Jason Pinkston practiced fully on Thursday.

T Christian Yount practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T Tony Pashos is expected to start at right tackle in Week 4. He has not played in a game since Oct. 17, 2010.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T Tony Pashos partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Joe Thomas partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T Tony Pashos partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Joe Thomas partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T Tony Pashos partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Joe Thomas partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T John St. Clair did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

T Joe Thomas practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T John St. Clair did not practice on Thursday.

T Joe Thomas practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T John St. Clair did not practice on Wednesday.

T Joe Thomas practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Rex Hadnot partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

G Eric Steinbach partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

G Floyd Womack did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Rex Hadnot partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Eric Steinbach partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Floyd Womack did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Rex Hadnot partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Eric Steinbach partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Floyd Womack did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) CBSSports.com reports Cleveland Browns G Rex Hadnot will be considered for a starting spot when he is fully recovered from a knee injury. Hadnot said he is feeling a little better every day.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Eric Steinbach partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

G Ryan Tucker practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 4.

T Kevin Shaffer practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Eric Steinbach did not practice on Thursday.

T Kevin Shaffer practiced fully on Thursday.

G Ryan Tucker practiced fully on Thursday. Tucker, who is listed as day-to-day, says it is more likely he'll return after the team's bye week, which is next week [October 5th].

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Eric Steinbach did not practice on Wednesday.

G Ryan Tucker practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Cosey Coleman practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Brian Waters thinks he's ready to start in Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers. Waters has alternated with G Mackenzy Bernadeau through the first three weeks of the season at right guard. "That's the goal, to try to make it through the whole game," said Waters, who has been working with the first team this week in practice. "We'll see how it goes. Mack (Bernadeau) will be ready to go. I think we're all confident he'll be ready to go if anything happens." Waters is 36 years of age and came out of retirement to play this season.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) C Phil Costa will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) C Phil Costa did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan acknowledged the team needs more from G Mackenzy Bernadeau, who signed a four-year, $11 million deal to come to Dallas this offseason. Bernadeau could be replaced in the starting lineup by G Derrick Dockery. "We want more from him," Callahan said. "I've made this point to him. I'm not trying to send a message through the media to him, but we've sat down very point blank, very frank, and just told him, 'Hey, we need to get you better. We're going to keep working to get you better.'"

C Phil Costa did not practice on Thursday. Callahan said he is hopeful that Week 4 will be the last game that Costa misses due to back problems. Costa could return following the bye week.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Doug Free said he has not performed well in the first three games of the season which is hurting the running and passing game. "I haven't pass-protected well enough. We haven't run the ball well enough. That definitely contributes to what I've done," Free said. "I don't think I've done a good enough job and we got to get it fixed." Free has been called for six penalties so far.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Derrick Dockery will not play this weekend.

C Phil Costa practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) C Phil Costa practiced fully on Thursday.

G Derrick Dockery did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Derrick Dockery did not practice on Wednesday. Dockery is expected to miss at least three more week because of his knee injury.

C Phil Costa practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) C Phil Costa said Monday, Sept. 26, that the four errants snaps in the Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins was due to the Redskins defense yelling simulated snap counts. "We've got to get the snap thing worked out," QB Tony Romo said. "Costa said the D line kept calling the snap count. We'll tell the league. You're not supposed to be able to do that."

OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier is expected to miss two to four weeks because of the sprained knee he suffered in Week 3, reports Jan Hubbard, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Flozell Adams practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Flozell Adams did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Flozell Adams practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier did not practice on Thursday.

LG Montrae Holland practiced with the the first team Wednesday and could play this week against Washington. Holland, acquired in a preseason trade, was active last week, but did not see the field. He could split time with starter Cory Procter, who returns to the starting lineup after filling in for Kyle Kosier in the first two weeks.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Kyle Kosier will be out for 2-3 weeks after re-injuring his foot. Cory Procter will take his place in the starting lineup.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Orlando Franklin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

LS Aaron Brewer practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Orlando Franklin practiced fully on Thursday.

G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Thursday.

LS Aaron Brewer practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Orlando Franklin practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Wednesday.

LS Aaron Brewer practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Chris Kuper partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Chris Kuper partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Chris Kuper partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Ryan Harris partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Ryan Harris partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Ben Hamilton did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

T Ryan Harris partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Ryan Harris partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Ben Hamilton did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Ben Hamilton did not practice on Wednesday.

T Ryan Harris did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Denver Broncos (DEN) The Broncos have placed C Tom Nalen on injured reserve with a left knee injury, according to HC Mike Shanahan. Nalen underwent two surgical procedures on his left knee before the start of the 2008 season, and though he and the team held out hope that he would be able to return to action, he never did. Casey Wiegmann has started each preseason game and the first three games of the regular season at center as Nalen's replacement.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Ryan Harris practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

The Broncos have placed LG Ben Hamilton on IR with a concussion. "I just felt if it was my son, and he was Ben, there's no way I'd want him to play with what he's going through," Shanahan said today. "Even though Ben didn't really want to go on IR - because he was hoping any week the symptoms would clear up - it would still take him a month to get back in football shape, and I think that he was putting undue pressure on himself to get back too quickly." The decision came after a conversation Shanahan had with Hamilton and his wife regarding his situation, which had not improved in the weeks since he suffered the concussion during training camp. Shanahan added that he expects Hamilton to return in 2008.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Ben Hamilton will not play in week four.

T Ryan Harris practiced fully on Wednesday. Harris practiced with the team for the first time since undergoing back surgery in mid-August. "I'm real excited to be a complete member of this team again," Harris said. "My back is feeling great."

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T LaAdrian Waddle partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T LaAdrian Waddle partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T LaAdrian Waddle partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jason Fox practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

T Corey Hilliard partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Rob Sims practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jason Fox partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Corey Hilliard partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Rob Sims partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jason Fox partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Rob Sims did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Corey Hilliard practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Rob Sims partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Rob Sims partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Corey Hilliard practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Corey Hilliard practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Rob Sims partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Detroit Lions (DET) C Dominic Raiola is taking the blame for the team's Week 3 loss to the Tennessee Titans after he snapped the ball on fourth down in overtime. QB Shaun Hill and head coach Jim Schwartz are also taking blame, saying there was a miscommunication on the play. "I will take all the blame people want to give me," Raiola said. "I know the staff and this locker room has my back and that's the most important thing. You want to question how hard I work, turn on that film and watch me play."

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jason Fox will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jason Fox did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jason Fox did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Stephen Peterman practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Stephen Peterman practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Stephen Peterman partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jeff Backus partially participated in Friday’s practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Damien Woody partially participated in Friday’s practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jeff Backus partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Damien Woody did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jeff Backus did not practice on Wednesday.

G Damien Woody did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) LT Jeff Backus, in 1992, began a journey that would turn into a personal milestone: For the next 15 years, Backus would never miss a start in a football game. In tracking his career since he was a two-way player in high school, Backus' unbroken chain of consecutive starts stands at a lofty 186. But that streak is in danger of ending Sunday. Backus is hurt, and he might not play against the Bears Sunday. He said he suffered a strained intercostal muscle in his rib cage as he warmed up before the Lions' game in Philly. The intercostal muscles are located between the ribs; they expand and contract the chest to aid breathing.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Barry Stokes did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision this weekend.

G Rex Tucker did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

G Ross Verba did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Barry Stokes did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

T Rex Tucker did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

G Ross Verba did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T T.J. Lang gained plenty of Twitter followers Monday, Sept. 24, for his profanity-laced tweets directed at the NFL and the handling of the Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks by replacement officials. However, he said Tuesday, Sept. 25, in a radio interview that he regretted the profanity he used. "Personally, I think more people need to speak up," Lang said. "We were furious, man, as soon as we got to the locker room we turned the TVs on, it was just heartbreaking to have the game taken from us like that."

OL Green Bay Packers (GB) G Josh Sitton was outraged by the questionable calls by the replacement referees that cost his team the game against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Sept. 24, and he said he'd go on strike to prove a point. "I don't think they care," Sitton said. "They know the type of business we have and they know fans are going to keep showing up. There needs to be something done. I wish I had an answer. If I could go on strike, I fricking would just to end this crap. I don't know if we can, we probably can't because of the CBA, but I wish there was an answer. I don't think they care, they flat-out don't care."

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga will not play this weekend.

T Chad Clifton did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga did not practice on Thursday.

T Chad Clifton practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga did not practice on Wednesday.

T Chad Clifton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

G Josh Sitton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Josh Sitton practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Josh Sitton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Scott Wells practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) C Mike Flanagan did not practice on Thursday but is still expected to play in week four despite his strained abdominals.

G William Whitticker practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured knee.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Ben Jones practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Ben Jones practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Ben Jones partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Duane Brown did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Chris Myers practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Derek Newton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Duane Brown partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Chris Myers practiced fully on Thursday.

T Derek Newton practiced fully on Thursday.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Duane Brown partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Chris Myers practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Derek Newton practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Wade Smith did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Antoine Caldwell practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Antoine Caldwell practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Antoine Caldwell partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Thomas Austin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Mike Brisiel practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Thomas Austin practiced fully on Thursday.

G Mike Brisiel practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Thomas Austin practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Mike Brisiel practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Duane Browndid not practice on Friday due to illness and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Ephraim Salaam practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

T Eric Winston practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Ephraim Salaam partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Eric Winston practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Ephraim Salaam partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Eric Winston partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Houston Texans (HOU) C Steve McKinney is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in the 30-24 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday. McKinney will undergo season-ending surgery to repair the damage to his left knee. He'll be replaced by Mike Flanagan. "This is the worst possible thing that could happen," McKinney said today. "Right when we've turned this thing around and we're starting to win, this happens. I can't tell you how bad this makes me feel."

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) C Mike Flanagan did not practice on Friday but will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) C Mike Flanagan practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Joe Reitz practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Hugh Thornton did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Joe Reitz practiced fully on Thursday.

G Hugh Thornton did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Joe Reitz partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Hugh Thornton did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) C Samson Satele practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) C Samson Satele practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) C Samson Satele partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Ryan Diem did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Joe Reitz did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Ryan Diem did not practice on Friday.

G Joe Reitz did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Ryan Diem did not practice on Thursday.

T Joe Reitz partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Charlie Johnson did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Jamey Richard did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Jeff Saturday practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Charlie Johnson practiced fully on Thursday.

G Jamey Richard partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Jeff Saturday practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Charlie Johnson practiced fully on Wednesday.

C Jeff Saturday practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Tony Ugoh was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Charlie Johnson partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Ryan Lilja did not practice on Thursday.

T Tony Ugoh did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Charlie Johnson partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Ryan Lilja did not practice on Wednesday.

T Tony Ugoh did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem did not practice on Friday and remains questionable for this weekend’s game.

G Dylan Gandy practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Ryan Lilja practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Jake Scott practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Ryan Lilja practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

G Jake Scott practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

C Dylan Gandy did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

G Ryan Lilja did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

G Jake Scott practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Austin Pasztor practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Austin Pasztor practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Austin Pasztor practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Uche Nwaneri practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester practiced fully on Thursday.

G Uche Nwaneri did not practice on Thursday.

G Will Rackley partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester was excused from Wednesday's practice.

G Uche Nwaneri partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Cameron Bradfield practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Eben Britton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Brad Meester practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Cameron Bradfield practiced fully on Thursday.

G Eben Britton practiced fully on Thursday.

C Brad Meester practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Eugene Monroe partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Jason Spitz partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Eugene Monroe partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Jason Spitz partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Eugene Monroe partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C/G Jason Spitz partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Eben Britton did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

T Eugene Monroe did not practice on Friday due to illness but is still expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Eben Britton did not practice on Thursday.

T Eugene Monroe did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Eben Britton did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester will not play in Week 4.

G Chris Naeole will not play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Chris Naeole partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Chris Naeole partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Chris Naeole practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Chris Naeole did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Chris Naeole practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

T Maurice Williams practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Chris Naeole practiced on Thursday and might be able to play in week four despite his injured knee.

T Maurice Williams practiced on Thursday and might be able to play in week four despite his injured knee.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Jeff Allen partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Jeff Allen did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) G Ryan Lilja partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) G Ryan Lilja partially participated in Thursday's practice. Lilja said he will have to adjust to playing center after lining up at guard for the last several years. "It's a change for me. When you play a position for a long time, there are things you don't have to think about anymore. There are things that are second nature. I've got to think about those things now. So I'm running through things in my head a little bit more than I would at guard," Lilja said.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) The Chiefs have placed C Rodney Hudson (knee) on Injured Reserve.

G Ryan Lilja will start at center against the San Diego Chargers in Week 4, with G Jeff Allen taking Lilja's spot. It's the same arrangement the team used when Hudson went down in Week 3. Lilja has never started at game at center in his career.

OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) CBSSports.com reports the Kansas City Chiefs moved T Ryan O'Callaghan up to starting right tackle on their depth chart Monday, Sept. 28. T Ike Ndukwe started the team's first three games.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) LT Kyle Turley was unable to practice again Friday and will probably be unavailable Sunday for Kansas City's game against San Francisco. Turley sat out practice all week with what was described as a sore back. If he can't play, he will be replaced by Jordan Black, who struggled last year while subbing at left tackle for the now-retired Willie Roaf, and gave up numerous sacks in week one versus Cincinnati. HC Herman Edwards said Turley will be a "game-day decision" but that he probably would not play.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Kyle Turley did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Willie Roaf will not play in week four.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Willie Roaf did not practice on Friday. While he is likely still a game-time decision, it looks like he’ll miss his third straight game in week four. "I'm not giving up on Sunday. But right now I can't take off and run," Roaf said Wednesday. "I'm still dragging that leg." Roaf said he saw a doctor again Wednesday morning and was feeling a bit better. "I had a pretty good sprain on that hamstring. All the blood's out of my leg but I can't get out there and force my leg to do something and then end up hurting myself down the road," he said. "It's a very frustrating situation. But the guys understand I want to be out there. We've got a good football team and guys are going to have to pull together if I can't go. I'll be out there when I can. And they know that. It's hard."

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Willie Roaf did not practice on Thursday and remains very iffy to play in week four due to his injured hamstring. "I'm not giving up on Sunday. But right now I can't take off and run," Roaf said Wednesday. "I'm still dragging that leg." Roaf did say he was feeling a little better. "I had a pretty good sprain on that hamstring. All the blood's out of my leg but I can't get out there and force my leg to do something and then end up hurting myself down the road," Roaf said.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Branden Albert partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

C Mike Pouncey partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this week.

G Shelley Smith will not play this week.

G Billy Turner partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Branden Albert practiced fully on Thursday.

C Mike Pouncey partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Shelley Smith did not practice on Thursday.

G Dallas Thomas partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) C Mike Pouncey partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Shelley Smith did not practice on Wednesday.

G Billy Turner partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) C Mike Pouncey is making progress with his hip injury, according to head coach Joe Philbin. The coaches are monitoring him every day to see if he is ready to play.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) C Mike Pouncey practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) C Mike Pouncey practiced fully on Friday

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G Vernon Davis practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G Vernon Carey practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G Vernon Carey practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G John Jerry will not play this weekend.

T Jake Long practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G John Jerry did not practice on Friday due to illness.

T Jake Long practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G John Jerry did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

T Jake Long practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G Joe Berger practiced on Friday but will be a game-time decision for this weekend’s game.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G Joe Berger practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G Joe Berger practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) LS Cullen Loeffler practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) LS Cullen Loeffler practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) LS Cullen Loeffler practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Steve Hutchinson partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Steve Hutchinson did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Steve Hutchinson did not practice on Thursday.

OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed practice squad C Jon Cooper to their active roster.

Also, the Vikings have released OL Kory Liechtensteiner.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Artis Hicks practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Artis Hicks practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Artis Hicks practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Bryant McKinnie will not play this weekend as he serves the final game of his four-game suspension.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Will Svitek partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Will Svitek partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G/T Will Svitek partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Logan Mankins did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Nick McDonald partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Logan Mankings did not practice on Thursday.

C Nick McDonald partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Logan Mankins did not practice on Wednesday.

C Nick McDonald partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Sebastian Vollmer will not play this weekend.

C Ryan Wendell partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Logan Mankins partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer did not practice on Thursday.

OL Ryan Wendell partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Logan Mankins did not practice on Wednesday.

T Sebastian Vollmer did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Ryan Wendell partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Steve Neal partially participated in Friday’s practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Billy Yates partially participated in Friday’s practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Steve Neal partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Billy Yates partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Steve Neal partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Billy Yates partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) C Nick Kaczur partially participated in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision this weekend.

T Matt Light practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Ryan O’Callaghan practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Brandon Gorin partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured thigh.

OL New England Patriots (NE) LT Matt Light suffered a broken leg in week three. He will miss at least two months and possibly the remainder of the season. This is a blow to the Patriots as Light protects Tom Brady’s blind side.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) G Jahri Evans partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Tim Lelito partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Zach Strief practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) G Jahri Evans partially participated in Friday's practice

G Tim Lelito partially participated in Friday's practice

T Zach Strief practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) G Jahri Evans partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Tim Lelito did not practice on Thursday.

T Zach Strief practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Olin Kreutz will not play this weekend.

T Zach Strief will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Olin Kreutz did not practice on Thursday.

T Zach Strief did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Olin Kreutz did not practice on Wednesday.

T Zach Strief did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jermon Bushrod will not play in Week 4.

LS Jason Kyle practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jermon Bushrod did not practice on Thursday.

LS Jason Kyle practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jermon Bushrod did not practice on Wednesday.

LS Jason Kyle did not practice on Wednesday.

OL New Orleans Saints (NO) Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the New Orleans Saints have re-signed unrestricted free-agent C Nick Leckey.

Also, the Saints have placed OT Jammal Brown on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 4.

T Jammal Brown practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin did not practice on Thursday.

T Jammal Brown partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jammal Brown partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL New Orleans Saints (NO) LG Jamar Nesbit has been suspended by the NFL for four games without pay for violating the league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances. "We are disappointed in the suspension of Jamar," Saints GM Mickey Loomis said in a statement. "We will support Jamar through this process and look forward to having him rejoin the team soon." The next game that Nesbit will be eligible to play will be against the San Diego Chargers on Oct. 26 in London. In his absence, the likely starter at left guard will be rookie Carl Nicks.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jammal Brown dislocated a finger during the team's Week 3 game. He is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) G Montrae Holland practiced on Thursday and might be able to play in week four despite his injured knee.

G Jermane Mayberry practiced on Thursday and might be able to play in week four despite his injured shoulder.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T James Brewer partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday night.

T Charles Brown partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday night.

OL New York Giants (NYG) T James Brewer partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

T Charles Brown partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas will not play this weekend.

G Chris Snee will not play this weekend.

T David Diehl partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Branden Albert partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Jeff Allen did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas did not practice on Thursday.

T David Diehl partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Chris Snee did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas did not practice on Wednesday.

T David Diehl partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Chris Snee did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T David Diehl will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T David Diehl did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T David Diehl did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) LS Zak DeOssie did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) LS Zack DeOssie did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Will Beatty will not play this weekend.

C Shaun O'Hara will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C Shaun O'Hara did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Will Beatty will not play this weekend.

C Shaun O'Hara did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C Adam Koets practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

T Kareem McKenzie practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

G Rich Seubert practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C Adam Koets practiced fully on Thursday.

T Kareem McKenzie practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C Adam Koets practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Kareem McKenzie practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Willie Colon practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

C Dalton Freeman practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Willie Colon partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Dalton Freeman partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Nick Mangold partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Willie Colon partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Nick Mangold did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Oady Aboushi will not play this weekend.

G Willie Colon practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Oday Aboushi did not practice on Thursday.

G Willie Colon practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Oday Aboushi did not practice on Wednesday.

G Willie Colon practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Austin Howard practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Thursday.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Thursday.

G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold did not practice on Wednesday.

OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold has improved and there is a chance he could suit up for the team's Week 4 game. "We'll see. He's probably day to day as well," head coach Rex Ryan said. "I don't think he'll practice Wednesday, but he seems to be progressing so hopefully we'll have him back."

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Wayne Hunter will not play this weekend.

C Nick Mangold partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Damien Woody practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Wayne Hunter did not practice on Thursday.

C Nick Mangold partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Damien Woody was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Wayne Hunter did not practice on Wednesday.

C Nick Mangold partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Damien Woody was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

T Damien Woody practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Thursday.

T Damien Woody practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Wayne Hunter was excused from Wednesday's practice.

G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Damien Woody practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brandon Moore partially participated in Friday’s practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brandon Moore partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brandon Moore partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Pete Kendall was limited in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) In a surprising move, the Jets waived starting OG Norm Katnik yesterday, the Daily News has learned. Presumably, Katnik's departure means OG Pete Kendall (hamstring) and backup C Trey Teague (ankle) are ready to return. Katnik started two games in Kendall's absence, playing every snap in the win at Buffalo. However, both Kendall and Teague missed practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Jason Fabini practiced on Thursday and might be able to play in week four despite his injured knee.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Matt McCants practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Matt McCants partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Lucas Nix partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Menelik Watson will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Lucas Nix partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Menelik Watson did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Lucas Nix partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Menelik Watson did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes will not play this weekend.

C Alex Parsons practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes did not practice on Thursday.

OL Alex Parsons practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Alex Parsons partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Stefen Wisniewski wants to avoid the red dot, so he and his teammates find motivation in wanting to finish plays. The red dot is apparently a laser pointer which head coach Hue Jackson uses during team meetings to highlight guy's not finishing plays on film. "We watch the film every day together and anytime there's somebody not finishing, he's putting the red dot up there on you, and he's calling you out for it," Wisniewski said.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Cooper Carlisle practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Robert Gallery will not play this weekend.

G Daniel Loper practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Langston Walker practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Cooper Carlisle partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Robert Gallery did not practice on Thursday.

G Daniel Loper partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Langston Walker partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Cooper Carlisle partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Robert Gallery did not practice on Wednesday.

G Daniel Looper partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Langston Walker partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Robert Gallery will not play in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Robert Gallery will not play in Week 4.

OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports G Robert Gallery said he will not play Week 4, but would not rule out the possibility of playing in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Seth Wand will not play in Week 4.

G Cooper Carlisle partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Cooper Carlisle did not practice on Wednesday.

T Seth Wand did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Robert Gallery practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Jeremy Newberry practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Jeremy Newberry partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) LT Robert Gallery was expected to be out from two to four weeks with a partially torn calf muscle, but appears to be ready to return to game action on Sunday. "I was smart about (the injury)," Gallery said when asked if he might be rushing his return. "But it came around fast. You never feel perfect. I feel good, like I can do my job. So I am going to play."

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) C Jason Kelce will not play this week.

T Matt Tobin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Matt Tobin practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) C Jason Kelce will not play this week.

T Matt Tobin practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) C Jason Kelce will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia he suffered in Week 3. Kelce will likely need six weeks of recovery time following surgery. David Molk will start at center while Kelce is out.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Jason Peters practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Jason Peters practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Jason Peters practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T King Dunlap will not play this weekend.

LS Jon Dorenbos partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T King Dunlap did not practice on Thursday.

LS Jon Dorenbos did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T King Dunlap did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Monday, Sept. 24, that T Demetress Bell will remain his starting left tackle as long as T King Dunlap (hamstring) is out. C Dallas Reynolds had a difficult day in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals in place of C Jason Kelce (knee). Reid said he is sticking with Reynolds, and said he hasn't yet considered using G Steve Vallos at center just yet.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Winston Justice practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Winston Justice practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Winston Justice practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Nick Cole partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Austin Howard practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Nick Cole did not practice on Thursday.

T Austin Howard practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Nick Cole did not practice on Wednesday.

T Austin Howard practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

C Jamaal Jackson practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews did not practice on Thursday.

C Jamaal Jackson practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews did not practice on Wednesday.

C Jamaal Jackson practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews is not improving much with his back spasms. HC Andy Reid said Andrews is not getting better, and it sounds as if his availability is in limbo. "It hasn't improved much," Reid said. "Backs are crazy things. I'm not very good at predicting those. I don't think anybody is."

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Tra Thomas did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Tra Thomas did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Tra Thomas did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T William Thomas practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Ramon Foster partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Ramon Foster practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Ramon Foster practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Doug Legursky will not play this weekend.

T Steve McLendon practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Jonathan Scott will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) C Doug Legursky did not practice on Thursday.

T Jonathan Scott did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Doug Legursky did not practice on Wednesday.

T Jonathan Scott did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team is searching for offensive line help and are "open to looking to maybe bring someone in". Tomlin stressed that they are looking to build depth.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Trai Essex will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Trai Essex did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) C Justin Hartwig practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) C Justin Hartwig practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) C Justin Hartwig did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marvel Smith did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) In 2006 Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was sacked 46 times. In 2007 he was taken down 47 times. Those represent the second- and third-most sacks suffered by a Steelers quarterback. This season, the Steelers are on pace to allow 64 sacks. But HC Mike Tomlin isn't ready to make major changes just yet. "I'm not going to have a knee-jerk reaction," Tomlin said. WR Hines Ward said that there are other contributing factors that need improvement. "The quarterbacks, receivers, tight ends, running backs," he stated. "The quarterbacks missing hots, the receivers missing hots, the tight ends missing hots."

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Trai Essex practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Sean Mahan practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Trai Essex did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) C Sean Mahan did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C/G Rich Ohrnberger did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Rich Ohrnberger did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Rich Ohrnberger did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Jeromey Clary did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

King Dunlap did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

T D.J. Fluker practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Nick Hardwick practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Chad Rinehart will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Jeromey Clary did not practice on Thursday.

T King Dunlap did not practice on Thursday.

T D.J. Fluker practiced fully on Thursday.

C Nick Hardwick practiced fully on Thursday.

G Chad Rinehart did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) Jeromey Clary did not practice on Wednesday.

King Dunlap did not practice on Wednesday.

D.J. Fluker practiced fully on Wednesday.

C Nick Hardwick partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Chad Rinehart did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jared Gaither said he is ready to play in the team's Week 4 game. "Why wouldn't I?" said Gaither, who suffered a back injury early in training camp. "Of course I'm ready, of course I'm ready --- it's been a long time. That's why I'm ready." Head coach Norv Turner said a decision hasn't been made on Gaither and that the tricky part will be projecting how many snaps he could play.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jared Gaither practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jared Gaither partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jared Gaither partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Kris Dielman practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Louis Vasquez did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Kris Dielman did not practice on Wednesday.

G Louis Vasquez did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick will not play in Week 4.

G Louis Vasquez practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Louis Vasquez practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Louis Vasquez practiced on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 4.

G Kris Dielman practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

C Jeremy Newberry practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Kris Dielman did not practice on Wednesday.

C Jeremy Newberry did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Kris Dielman practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Mike Goff practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Kris Dielman practiced again on Thursday. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Toniu Fonoti will not play in week four.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Breno Giacomini did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

G J.R. Sweezy practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Max Unger partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Breno Giacomini did not practice on Thursday.

G J.R. Sweezy practiced fully on Thursday.

C Max Unger partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Breno Giacomini did not practice on Wednesday.

G J.R. Sweezy partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Max Unger did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) The Seattle Seahawks placed tackle Russell Okung on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list Monday, Sept. 23, due to turf toe. In a corresponding move, the team signed tackle Caylin Hauptmann from the practice squad of the Cleveland Browns.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Breno Giacomini practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G John Moffitt did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G Robert Gallery will not play this weekend.

T Jarriel King practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G Robert Gallery will not play this weekend.

T Jarriel King practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G Robert Gallery will not play this weekend.

T Jarriel King practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G Ben Hamilton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Sean Locklear did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Russell Okung practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G Ben Hamilton practiced fully on Thursday.

T Sean Locklear did not practice on Thursday.

T Russell Okung practiced fully on Thursday.

The Seahawks have released G Chester Pitts, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. The team re-signed G Michael Gibson.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G Ben Hamilton did not practice on Wednesday.

T Sean Locklear partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Russell Okung practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Chester Pitts practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Brandon Frye partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 4.

T Walter Jones will not play in Week 4.

T Sean Locklear will not play in Week 4.

G Rob Sims partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Brandon Frye partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Walter Jones did not practice on Thursday.

G Rob Sims did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Brandon Frye did not practice on Wednesday.

T Walter Jones did not practice on Wednesday. Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora said the team plans on being without Jones for their Week 4 game.

T Sean Locklear will not play in Week 4.

G Rob Sims did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) CBSSports.com reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora is unsure when T Walter Jones will make his regular-season debut. Mora said, "(Jones) is determined to get back on the field. We have to keep in mind the severity of his injury."

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) RG Chris Gray and RT Sean Locklear practiced today for the first time this week, and both are expected to start Sunday against the Bears. They have been questionable on the injury report with knee injuries.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G Floyd Womack will not play this weekend.

OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) RG Chris Gray limped off the field with a right knee injury Sunday against the Giants. After running some tests though, it looks like Gray will be ready this week to play the Bears. "I think we're going to have Chris for this game," HC Mike Holmgren said Monday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Floyd Womack did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week four due to his injured triceps.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Wayne Hunter will not play in week four due to an injured hamstring.

T Floyd Womack did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week four due to his injured triceps.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Anthony Davis partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

C Marcus Martin will not play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) Tackle Anthony Davis might return to the starting lineup in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was on the practice field for the first time with his teammates during the regular season after missing the first three games due to a hamstring injury. Jonathan Martin, who had been filling in, is expected to head back to the bench.

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*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Anthony Davis partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday night.

C Jonathan Goodwin practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Anthony Davis partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

G Mike Iupati practiced fully on Tuesday.

C Jonathan Goodwin partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Mike Iupati practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Mike Iupati practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Mike Iupati practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) C Eric Heitmann partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) C Eric Heitmann partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) C Eric Heitmann partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G David Baas practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

T Adam Snyder practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

T Joe Staley practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G David Baas partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Adam Snyder practiced fully on Thursday.

T Joe Staley partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G David Baas did not practice on Wednesday.

T Adam Snyder practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Joe Staley did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Jonas Jennings will not play in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Jonas Jennings practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Larry Allen did not practice on Wednesday.

T Jonas Jennings partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Larry Allen will not play this weekend.

OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Larry Allen is expected to miss week four as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Jonas Jennings did not practice all week and is not expected to play in week four.

C Jeremy Newberry did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play in week four.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Jonas Jennings did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured shoulder.

C Jeremy Newberry did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his injured knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Joe Barksdale practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

T Jake Long practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

T Rodger Saffold will not play Thursday night.

G Chris Williams practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Joe Barksdale was excused from Tuesday's practice.

T Jake Long practiced fully on Tuesday.

T Rodger Saffold did not practice on Tuesday.

G Chris Williams practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Rodger Saffold will not play this weekend.

T Wayne Hunter did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Wayne Hunter partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Rodger Saffold did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Wayne Hunter partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Alex Barron partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 4.

T Jason Smith did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Alex Barron partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Alex Barron partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Jason Smith did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Jacob Bell practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

T Orlando Pace practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Jacob Bell practiced fully on Thursday.

T Orlando Pace practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Orlando Pace partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Jacob Bell practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Jacob Bell should be ready to go this Sunday after missing two weeks with a hamstring injury.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Richie Incognito partially participated in Friday’s practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Richie Incognito partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) The Rams displayed yet another tandem on the offensive line today at practice when RG Richie Incognito returned from a high ankle sprain. Claude Terrell was practicing at left guard, while Incognito and Milford Brown rotated on the right side. Terrell replaced injured G Mark Setterstrom.

OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Mark Setterstrom is done for the season after tearing a ligament in his knee during yesterday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) LT Orlando Pace sat out practice again Thursday, heightening concerns that he won't be able to play against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Rams HC Scott Linehan said Pace, who still is feeling the effects of a concussion sustained almost two weeks ago, will be re-evaluated on this morning before the team's practice. Veteran Todd Steussie has been working at LT.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Orlando Pace is still struggling with a post concussion hangover two weeks after the injury took place. Pace played last week at Arizona with the injury, but has been held out of practice leading up to this week’s match against the Detroit Lions. "He said his head's not quite right, so we've got to be a little bit cautious with him,” HC Scott Linehan said, who might bench the all-pro lineman if his condition worsens.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Orlando Pace was extremely limited in practice due to post-concussion syndrome on Wednesday and will again be listed as questionable for this week. Coach Scott Linehan said it'll be a day-to-day proposition this week and probably for many weeks to come. "This post-concussion syndrome is something that goes on and on and on for weeks," Linehan said. "We'll just keep an eye on it."

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Tom Nutten practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week four despite his injured toe.

T Rex Tucker did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week four due to his injured calf.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Rex Tucker did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week four due to his injured calf.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Gabe Carimi will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Gabe Carimi did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Gabe Carimi did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said he is not worried about his job security even though the team has lost eight of their last nine games.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Carl Nicks partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Carl Nicks practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T Carl Nicks partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T James Lee did not practice on Saturday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T James Lee did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C Jeff Faine will not play in Week 4.

G Marcus Johnson practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 4.

G Jeremy Zuttah partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C Jeff Faine did not practice on Thursday.

G Marcus Johnson partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Jeremy Zuttah partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C Jeff Faine did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Davin Joseph did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Davin Joseph partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T Luke Petitgout partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Matt Stinchcomb practiced on Thursday and might be able to play in week four despite his injured back.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T David Stewart practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T David Stewart partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T David Stewart did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Leroy Harris practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Mike Otto practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Leroy Harris practiced fully on Thursday.

G Steve Hutchinson was excused from Thursday's practice.

T Mike Otto practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G/C Leroy Harris did not practice on Wednesday.

T Mike Otto practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Eugene Amano partially participated in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for this weekend’s game.

G Benji Olson practiced on Friday but looks like a game-time decision for this weekend’s game.

G Zach Piller did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Eugene Amano did not practice on Thursday and remains iffy to play in week four due to his concussion.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) G Shawn Lauvao did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play Thursday night.

C Kory Lichtensteiger partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday night.

T Tyler Polumbus practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to