Fantasy information, fantasy Fantasy news, Fantasy articles, Fantasy rankings           Fantasy Football Info For Serious Players

Fantasy Football Information | Fantasy Football Articles | Fantasy Football News
Fantasy Football Links | Fantasy Football Updates | Fantasy Football Rankings
 Fantasy Football Forums | Fantasy Football Projections


Forums
News
Login / Signup  
  Home  
Articles
•   Forecast  
•   Humor  
•   Links  
•   Players  
•   Stats  
•   Tools  
•   Updates  
 

Week 5 Players in the News


The Latest News

Quarterback

*** Thursday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** QB A.J. McCarron (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Blake Bortles (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Derek Carr (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Marcus Mariota (TEN) was able to do a little more during practice Thursday, Oct. 5, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. Mularkey said he will need to see some mobility from Mariota if he has a chance to play in Week 5.

Running Back

*** Thursday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) has garnered the most targets of any running back in the NFL through the season's first four weeks, drawing 30 throws from Carson Palmer. That's one ahead of Tarik Cohen and Christian McCaffrey.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Taiwan Jones (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ameer Abdullah (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dwayne Washington (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ty Montgomery (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamaal Williams (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tyler Ervin (HOU) was officially placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Oct. 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jordan Todman (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Jones (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marlon Mack (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tommy Bohanon (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Leonard Fournette (JAX) became the first player in franchise history to record a touchdown from scrimmage in each of the team's first four games to begin a season with his rushing score in Week 4 Sunday, Oct. 1, against the New York Jets.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Leonard Fournette (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jay Ajayi (MIA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerick McKinnon (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (NE) has been declared inactive for Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Orleans Darkwa (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Paul Perkins (NYG) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Forte (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeAndre Washington (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Wendell Smallwood (PHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Melvin Gordon (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Branden Oliver (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Prosise (SEA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Breida (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Carlos Hyde (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

Wide Receiver

*** Thursday Update *** WR John Brown (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR J.J. Nelson (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kaelin Clay (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordan Matthews (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Curtis Samuel (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR John Ross (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammie Coates (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bryce Treggs (CLE) Browns head coach Hue Jackson indicated that Bryce Treggs will be active for the team's Week 5 game against the New York Jets.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Golladay (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Davante Adams (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chester Rogers (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jaelen Strong (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Robby Anderson (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused), but head coach Todd Bowles said Anderson will be able to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jalin Marshall (NYJ) is eligible to be activated from the Reserve/Suspended list, but head coach Todd Bowles said he will take a few days before deciding if Marshall will be activated before the team's Week 5 game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Amari Cooper (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Williams (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tyrell Williams (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (STL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Corey Davis (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

Tight End

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Watson (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Maxx Williams (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tyler Eifert (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Hewitt (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tyler Kroft (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE C.J. Uzomah (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Randall Telfer (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jack Doyle (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) has been declared inactive for Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Leggett (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jesse James (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

Kicker

Offensive Line

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Alex Boone partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T D.J. Humphries did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Cordy Glenn partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) C Ryan Kalil did not practice on Thursday.

T Matt Kalil did not practice on Thursday.

C Tyler Larsen practiced fully on Thursday.

G Trai Turner practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) C Hroniss Grasu partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Jake Fisher partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Trey Hopkins practiced fully on Thursday.

C T.J. Johnson practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T Joe Thomas practiced fully on Thursday.

G Kevin Zeitler practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T La'el Collins practiced fully on Thursday.

G Chaz Green practiced fully on Thursday.

T Tyron Smith did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G T.J. Lang partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Travis Swanson partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Rick Wagner partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T David Bakhtiari partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Bryan Bulaga partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Kyle Fuller did not practice on Thursday.

C Greg Mancz partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Xavier Su'a-Filo partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) C Ryan Kelly practiced fully on Thursday.

G Jack Mewhort was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G A.J. Cann partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Brandon Linder partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) G Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff did not practice on Thursday.

T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Thursday.

C Mitch Morse did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) C Mike Pouncey did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Rashod Hill did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C Weston Richburg did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Kelvin Beachum practiced fully on Thursday.

G James Carpenter practiced fully on Thursday.

T Brandon Shell practiced fully on Thursday.

G Brian Winters practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Gabe Jackson did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Ramon Foster practiced fully on Thursday.

T Marcus Gilbert did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Ramon Foster practiced fully on Thursday.

T Marcus Gilbert did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Los Angeles Chargers (SD) T Joe Barksdale partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Russell Okung practiced fully on Thursday.

C/G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G/T Luke Joeckel practiced fully on Thursday.

G/T Rees Odhiambo did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Joe Staley practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Los Angeles Rams (STL) G Jamon Brown did not practice on Thursday.

C John Sullivan partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Thursday.

Defensive Line

Linebacker

Defensive Back

General Team News


All the news

Quarterback

*** Friday Update *** QB Blaine Gabbert (ARI) Gabbert's starting job will be evaluated after the Week 5 loss, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly emphatically said Gabbert has performed better than Colin Kaepernick in practice, which is why Gabbert has started. Of course, we're talking about practice. Practice.

QB Blaine Gabbert (ARI) Mike Thomas said the receivers are still trying to gain chemistry with Blaine Gabbert. "You could just tell --- the not having timing with Gabbert on certain plays --- you could just tell on certain plays the chemistry wasn't really there," Thomas said. "At the same time, it's football. You have to be able to make plays. We have to get after it and execute."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Max Hall (ARI) will be the starting quarterback in Week 5, a source told Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) is out for this week's game.

QB Carson Palmer (ARI) did not practice on Tuesday. Palmer suffered a concussion in the Week 4 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He is considered day-to-day, but head coach Bruce Arians is optimistic that Palmer will be able to play Thursday, Oct. 6, against the San Francisco 49ers.

*** Friday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) did not practice on Thursday. Palmer has been diagnosed with an axillary nerve contusion in his shoulder but should be able to continue his current rehab program. There is a chance that Palmer could be the backup quarterback for Week 5. Palmer has a rare shoulder injury, according to doctors. The nerve damage he has is usually seen in victims of car accidents and is reportedly a "one in 100,000" injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) was excused from practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, in order to see another specialist regarding the nerve issue in his shoulder, according to head coach Bruce Arians. "He threw a bunch last Thursday and Friday and then regressed," Arians said. Palmer isn't being ruled out for Week 5 against the Denver Broncos by Arians. Arians said Palmer is doubtful to return to practice Thursday, Oct. 2, but if he can return Friday, Oct. 3, there's a chance he can start against the Broncos. If Palmer doesn't practice Friday, Drew Stanton would receive his third straight start.

QB Carson Palmer (ARI) did some throwing during the media-access portion of practice Monday, Sept. 29. Palmer, on Monday, said the nerve in his shoulder hasn't progressed as much as he'd hoped, but he thinks he could prove capable of starting. Palmer's status for Week 5 will depend on if he is able to participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, and Thursday, Oct. 2, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

*** Friday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) practiced without limits Friday. "He did well. We'll see how he is in the morning," HC Marvin Lewis said. "If things continue as they have, I think all systems are go." Palmer is listed as questionable for Week 5 on Friday's injury report.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Palmer did not participate in passing drills Thursday morning with the rest of the team. He was in pads with his helmet on, but watched QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jordan Palmer from the sidelines. According to reports, Palmer threw at a distance of about 10 yards with Nick Cosgray, a member of the Bengals training staff. However, after practice, Palmer said he threw from distances up to 30 yards today and his right elbow feels better. "I did all the run game stuff. They just don't want me throwing a whole lot," Palmer said. "I'll try to throw tomorrow and see what happens." The starter for Week 5 is still unknown, but Palmer remains optimistic. "I'm playing. Like I said, I'm preparing to play. I expect to play," Palmer said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. HC Marvin Lewis Lewis said after practice today that Palmer got some work in the running game and that he did "rehab throwing." Palmer said Wednesday morning that whether he plays Sunday at Dallas has yet to be determined. "It's a similar situation to last week," he said. "We'll see how things play out this week." Palmer's early status was questionable for Dallas. In the first part of Wednesday's practice, Palmer simulated a throwing motion in drills but he wasn't actually throwing the ball. Ryan Fitzpatrick would make his second start in a row if Palmer can't play.

QB Carson Palmer (ARI) discussed his elbow briefly on Sunday, and it looks like he may have a big problem. When asked if the MRI showed anything scary, Palmer replied, “I’m not going to comment on everything.” He was then asked if the injury was long-term, he said only, “I hope not.” On Monday, HC Marvin Lewis said the team is preparing like backup Ryan Fitzpatrick is going to start. Lewis said he will go day-to-day with Palmer and see how his injured elbow feels. However, Palmer says he'll play against Dallas this coming week, even if he's limited in practice. "I've already made up my mind I'm playing," Palmer said. "I'm going to do what I can in practice and do what they let me do, but I'm 100 percent expecting to play going into this game, and planning on playing. I'll probably be limited in practice, but I'll do what I can." There is speculation that if he were a baseball pitcher, he would be out four to six weeks.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tim Rattay (ARI) has been the subject of trade rumors, but HC Mike Nolan tried to squash that talk on Friday by saying, “As far as any of that talk, it's just talk. There's absolutely nothing to it.”

QB Tim Rattay (ARI) has been benched as Alex Smith has been named the starting QB for week 5. "I feel that Alex gives us the best chance to win, and I believe he's ready," San Francisco coach Mike Nolan said. "Tim has handled everything very well, but at this time in the process, I believe it's time to get Alex in the game. … At 1-3, we didn't draft Alex to just sit him on the bench. At 1-3, I believe we need to begin to utilize him."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) will be the starting quarterback for the Cardinals against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) will be the starting quarterback for Week 5.

QB Matt Schaub (ATL) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is being supportive of Matt Schaub after the team's disappointing loss in Week 4 to the Seattle Seahawks in which he threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown for the third straight week. "I don't see a lack of confidence," Kubiak said a day later. "I see some poor decision-making situations. Something that he has to handle and something that we can help him handle." Schaub had 355 yards and two touchdowns but also threw two interceptions.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (ATL) underwent an MRI exam on his bruised thigh on Monday. The injury is not considered to be serious. "I just have a little thigh bruise," Schaub said. "The doctors are just going to take a look at it. We're not concerned about it. We just want to make sure everything is OK."

QB Matt Schaub (ATL) has a thigh bruise suffered in the game Sunday but the team doesn't think it's anything to worry about. Said coach Gary Kubiak, "Matt’s got a thigh bruise but he should be fine."

*** Friday Update *** QB Ryan Mallett (BAL) was knocked out of Thursday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts and replaced by Brian Hoyer. Mallett said he had the wind knocked out of him and was ready to return to the game but was not permitted to do so by head coach Bill O'Brien.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ryan Mallett (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this week.

QB Ryan Mallett (BAL) was benched in favor of Brian Hoyer during Week 4's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Mallett will be the starting quarterback for the Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Oct. 8, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

QB Brian Brohm (BUF) Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he considered putting Brian Brohm in the second half of the team's Week 4 game because the score was lopsided and wanted to get Brohm some game action, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said critics should not be concerned whether Kevin Kolb is tough enough to play the quarterback position. Kolb has endured 17 sacks in the last two games. "I think he answered a lot of questions about that," Whisenhunt said. "People were questioning his toughness or his ability to play in one of those kinds of games. He certainly did that." Kolb has also earned the respect of teammates. "A lot of people said he wasn't tough, he'd been knocked out of a couple of games, he'd gotten some shots put on him, but he's willing to stand in there and get a bloody nose," G Daryn Colledge said. "He's proved that and we want to keep fighting to for him. We take that personal. We want to protect him."

QB Derek Anderson (CAR) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he is considering other changes to the starting lineup, on both sides of the football, besides a possible switch at starting quarterback, according to Bob McManaman, of The Arizona Republic. "I think going forward at this point, yes, we are considering them," Whisenhunt said. "Our guys have worked hard on the practice field; I don't have any problems with that. But we're not getting it done on game day. If you're not executing, if you're not getting it done, you have to look at the potential for changes. I don't want to hit the panic button. I'm not anywhere near that point. But it is something you do look at, absolutely."

QB Derek Anderson (CAR) Aaron Wilson, from National Football Post, reports the Cleveland Browns are satisfied with the work of Derek Anderson. Enough so that he will remain under center for the immediate future ahead of Brady Quinn, and perhaps longer. "Yeah, I felt really good about what he did," Browns coach Eric Mangini said in remarks distributed by the team. "I thought he played really well. In terms of managing the game, there were some times where he checked a few things and got us into a good play."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) is out for this week's game.

*** Friday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) did not practice on Friday. Newton (concussion) is expected to miss Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) missed practice Wednesday.

QB Cam Newton (CAR) suffered a concussion in a Week 4 loss against the Atlanta Falcons, and head coach Ron Rivera admitted he has "no idea" about whether or not Newton will be able to play Monday, Oct. 10, versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) said he's surprised that his surgically repaired left ankle still isn't 100 percent. "I'm still in that mode of trying to realize I'm still trying to recover from major ankle surgery that was displayed to me originally as a little cleanup," Newton said. "But I'm glad that it happened. My ankle is getting back and is feeling stronger than ever and hopefully I will be able to display my running talents here soon."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) says he is becoming more comfortable in the Jets offense. After Thursday’s practice, he remarked, “It was a good day. I’m not thinking as much, just going out and reacting.”

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) has been named the team’s starting QB. ``Vinny is probably better than half the starting quarterbacks in the NFL right now,'' center Kevin Mawae said. ``A lot of people want to look at his age and the fact that he hasn't been doing anything. But if you know Vinny, he hasn't been sitting on his La-Z-Boy this whole nine months. He's been working out, getting himself ready for a situation like this.''

QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) on Wednesday will most likely be named the team’s starting QB in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Todd Collins (CHI) Collins, who is slated to start during Week 5, practiced in full Thursday.

"The coaches always say you always are being evaluated, and that just doesn't mean in the games," said Collins, who started 17 games his first three seasons in the league with the Bills. "There is a lot that goes into it. Once you get your chance in the regular-season games, if you don't perform well for whatever reason, the team around you or yourself, the way the business is you most likely won't get many more chances.

"There have been some long stretches being the backup guy when I didn't get a chance. You just have to stay consistent and disciplined in your preparation year to year and week to week because when you get a call like this, you can't let your skills diminish or not stay up with the plan every week."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Todd Collins (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** QB Mike Glennon (CHI) was replaced as the starting quarterback by Mitchell Trubisky, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

QB Mark Sanchez (CHI) is reportedly scheduled to undergo surgery to repair his torn labrum and is expected to be sidelined for four to six months. Sanchez initially tried to rehab the injury without surgery but it did not work. Others report that he hasn't made a final decision on having a season-ending procedure. Sanchez is still hoping to avoid surgery, but is ultimately likely to go under the knife.

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

Also, Sanchez remains confident he will be the team's starting quarterback moving forward despite his struggles the last three games. "I don't feel threatened to lose my job at all, anyway," Sanchez said. "It's no different whether it's Tim or (Mark) Brunell or Kellen (Clemens), it doesn't change. I'm really not worried about it." General manager Mike Tannenbaum said there is no pressure from ownership to start QB Tim Tebow. Head coach Rex Ryan has continuously given his support to Sanchez, saying he is equipped to handle the pressure. Sanchez has spent extra time working with players after practice this week and stayed late in meetings, according to offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (CHI) practiced fully on Friday.

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

QB Mark Sanchez (CHI) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said following Week 4 that he is not ready to make a quarterback change. Ryan believes Mark Sanchez is still the answer. "I don't think that's the answer," Ryan said of a quarterback move. "I think Mark's the answer at quarterback."

QB Mark Sanchez (CHI) The Jets continue to believe in QB Mark Sanchez despite a Week 4 performance which saw him throw for just 119 yards on 11-for-35 passing with one interception. "He's our QB. We rely on him completely. He's the man who runs everything and he's going to continue to do that. We have all the faith in the world in him," TE Dustin Keller said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (CHI) The Associated Press reports Mark Sanchez has been fined $5,000 for his low block on New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma in Week 4.

*** Monday Update *** QB Mitchell Trubisky (CHI) will take over as the starting quarterback in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Thursday Update *** QB A.J. McCarron (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB A.J. McCarron (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday. "I am pleased with what we saw," HC Jeff Fisher said. Fisher also said he would decide this weekend if Young enters Sunday's game at Baltimore as the No. 2 or No. 3 QB.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice for the first time since spraining his left knee in the team's season opener. He was limited to just a few snaps on the scout team as well as a few with the first-team offense. Kerry Collins is still expected to start Week 5. Said Collins: "I think guys were happy to see him out there. He's going to be a part of what we do from here on out. I see no reason why he can't be a positive force on the offense."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Paxton Lynch (DEN) will get the start for Week 5 as Trevor Siemian isn't ready to go yet.

QB Paxton Lynch (DEN) is expected to head back to the bench if and when Trevor Siemian is healthy enough to play, but head coach Gary Kubiak is comfortable with the rookie if need be. "I don't think it was too big for him," Kubiak said of Lynch's performance in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** QB Trevor Siemian (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Trevor Siemian (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Siemian might be a game-time decision for Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons. "I'd take it all the way to game day," head coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday, Oct. 5, on deciding on a starter. "I trust Trevor. He knows exactly what we're doing and he's very bright." Siemian felt even if he doesn't practice, he might still be able to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trevor Siemian (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday. Siemian said his sore shoulder felt better Tuesday, Oct. 4, than he did Monday, Oct. 3. "Thankfully, it's my left shoulder, so it makes it a little better," Siemian said. Siemian is considered day-to-day but is expected to play in Week 5.

QB Trevor Siemian (DEN) suffered an AC sprain in his left, non-throwing shoulder. Siemian is expected to be "ready to go" ahead of his team's Week 5 game against the Atlanta Falcons, according to head coach Gary Kubiak, who also noted his quarterback doesn't need to take the bulk of practice reps in order to be ready to play. Siemian will start if ready. "Trevor is our starting quarterback," Kubiak said Monday, Oct. 3. "Hopefully he's going to be OK. We feel fortunate with Trevor."

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

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

However, Stafford has resumed throwing the football, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. Schwartz said the team never put a specific time table on Stafford, because they want to make sure he is completely healthy before returning to the field. He has continued to make progress through his rehabilitation and has not suffered any setbacks during it. Schwartz said because the injury is to Stafford's throwing shoulder, it is a matter of the shoulder healing properly rather than having it being a pain management situation. He stressed the team will not rush Stafford back onto the field.

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

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) On Monday, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Matthew Stafford will be able to play again this season but is not when he will return from his injury, reports MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

On Tuesday, Stafford said he will try to throw this week, according to Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News. "I talked to our team doctor and I talked to (specialist) Dr. James Andrews and they thought it would be a good time to try and throw a football and see how it feels," Stafford said. When asked whether he could start throwing this week and still be ready to play in Week 5, Stafford said, "We'll see."

*** Friday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5. Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com reports again Friday that he feels it's unlikely that Stafford will play. Lions coach Jim Schwartz publicly states he will give as little information as possible to the opposing team so it's not surprising at all that he's talking up Stafford.

"I'll announce it on Sunday. There's a lot of time between now and Sunday,'' said Schwartz, who was asked how Stafford is progressing. "I think his arrow is trending up.''

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

Lions coach Jim Schwartz openly says he'll give as little information out about injuries as possible. He forbids players to speak to the media about injuries.

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Stafford said he has not been doing any running this week. He as not been ruled out for Week 5 but is not expected to play.

Tom Kowalski from Mlive.com is also predicting that Stafford "probably won't play in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) did not practice on Wednesday. Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley said the Steelers believe Stafford will start in Week 5.

Multiple reports have said Stafford suffered a dislocated, or partially dislocated, kneecap and that it popped back into place. He suffered a similar injury to the same knee before his senior season in high school.

“Truthfully, I’m not 100% sure,” Stafford said. “It’s just the heat of the game, and obviously, felt a little bit of discomfort in my knee, but other than that, I’m taking it day to day, treating it and seeing what happens.”

Did the kneecap come out?

“I don’t know,” Stafford said. “I don’t think so.”

Is it back in?

“My kneecap is currently in the front of my knee,” Stafford said with a laugh, “so we’re good.”

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said during a press conference on Monday that Matthew Stafford is considered day-to-day with his knee injury, and the team will know more about his condition Wednesday, Oct. 7.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Brooks (FA) will not play this weekend and could be out another week after this one. As poorly as Andrew Walter has played, Brooks will likely start once he's healthy.

QB Aaron Brooks (FA) said on Monday that he will likely not play in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers with his injured shoulder. Brooks also did not sound hopeful about playing in Week 6 against the Denver Broncos either.

*** Friday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5. Things are still looking like it'll be Kyle Boller as the starter with Bulger possibly as the backup.

"I would say very likely right now unless something really drastic would change,'' coach Steve Spagnuolo said when asked about Boller starting against the Vikings. "I did like the way Marc threw the ball. Probably leaning that way.''

Bulger could serve as the backup quarterback against the Vikings.

"That's a possibility,'' Spagnuolo said. "From what I saw today without going back and checking film and talking with (offensive coordinator) Pat (Shurmur) and (quarterbacks coach) Dick (Curl), I'd say that is probably a possibility.''

*** Thursday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) did some work with the scout team Thursday, Oct. 8, and looked good throwing the ball. Bugler was listed as limited Thursday. He is likely a week away from returning.

“From last week to this week, I’ve gotten a lot of range of motion back,” Bulger said. “I’ve been in (the trainers’ room) twice a day pretty much, working on that and the strength, massaging it, getting the inflammation out.”

Still, Bulger hasn’t advanced much beyond light tossing. “We’re trying to take it easy and not make certain throws,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “I thought he looked OK.”

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. It's still early in the week, but ESPN's Mike Sando writes today that "the Rams will almost certainly rest Marc Bulger another week."

QB Marc Bulger (FA) The Associated Press reports Marc Bulger did some light throwing Monday, Oct. 5, to test his bruised rotator cuff. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Bulger likely will be questionable for Week 5.

QB Marc Bulger (FA) has been reinstated as the team’s starting quarterback in one of Jim Haslett's first moves as head coach. Bulger was back with the starters in practice Tuesday. Haslett said Bulger will be the starter for the rest of the season. The Rams have a bye for Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. However, in a reversal of his comments earlier in the week, HC Scott Linehan has decided to sit injured Marc Bulger this week in favor of veteran Gus Frerotte.

QB Marc Bulger (FA) HC Scott Linehan said that he will continue to play Marc Bulger, despite the QB playing well below expectations and doing so with broken ribs while behind a patched up offensive line. "The decision (to play Bulger) was made based on whether he was capable of doing his job. Last year, he played with a very similar injury, and played his best football. He's our quarterback," Linehan said. Backup QB Gus Frerotte played in the second half of a blowout loss to the Cowboys.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Jimmy Clausen (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to be available to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brodie Croyle (FA) was excused from Friday's practice but is still expected to be available to play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brodie Croyle (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brodie Croyle (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brodie Croyle (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) Despite leading the Raiders to five touchdowns, it is unknown yet whether or not Daunte Culpepper will remain the starter for the team's next game against San Diego in two weeks. HC Lane Kiffin did say that if he had to choose today, it would still be Culpepper over Josh McCown, who is still wearing a protective boot around his sprained foot. "If we played tomorrow, he'd start," Kiffin said, but, "I'm not going into the San Diego game yet; that's the only reason. If I was, then I'd made that decision. But I don't need to make it."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) will be a gametime decision Sunday. We'll have official word for you Sunday morning about an hour before kickoff as to whether it's Culpepper or Joey Harrington starting. Stay tuned to our Sunday online updates. If the Dolphins sit Daunte Culpepper for Sunday's game, it won't be because of the quarterback's performance during Friday's practice. While the session was closed to the media before team drills began, a source said Culpepper "took a lot of snaps in practice and looked good" Still, Dolphins HC Nick Saban refused to publicly name Culpepper or backup Joey Harrington as his starter.

*** Friday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) is not a lock to start Sunday when the Dolphins face the Patriots. HC Nick Saban said the team has not decided whether to play Culpepper or backup QB Joey Harrington. "This is not an issue relative to results or anything that has happened in games," said Saban. "It's a physical, medical, ability issue. Can the guy do what he needs to do to be successful? If we were 4-0 right now, we'd be having the same conversation."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) did not take part in the team drills on Thursday. He has been added to the injury report as probable with a shoulder injury. Joey Harrington filled in for him. Keep a close eye on how he practices Friday as that will be key. If Culpepper is unable to go, it's possible that Harrington could get the start.

*** Friday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) received a cortisone shot in his knee and is improving. Said coach Mike Tice, "He's feeling a lot better. [The doctors] looked at his knee. He's feeling really good today. His body language is excellent. We'll let [the injury] quiet down."

QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) has been playing most of the 2005 season with sprained right MCL and bursitis in that same knee. “There's swelling, and it's painful, but I'm a warrior,” Culpepper said. “I'm going to push through this.”

*** Saturday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend. The Pioneer Press reported on their Twitter feed that Favre's elbow issue is a mild inflammation: "Brett Favre had MRI on right elbow, has mild inflammation. Childress said favre's reps have been monitored this week to relieve pain"

*** Saturday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) The NFL plans to review allegations surrounding Brett Favre and reports that he sent racy messages (and pictures) to former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger, reports The Associated Press. League spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is reviewing the matter. Favre was asked about the allegations earlier this week and said he was not going to get into them. If the NFL finds Favre violated terms of their personal conduct policy, he could be fined or suspended.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. He's dealing with a sore throwing elbow while he tries to get used to two new receivers.

Asked if the elbow was giving him problems, Favre said: "A little bit. ... Just based on my 20 years, there’s been little things that nag here and there. Of course, that’s the throwing arm, so a little bit more of a concern. I’ve probably iced more in the last three weeks than I have in my whole career. I don’t want to say I’m getting overly mental, but I want to be crisp."

Favre has been trying to get on the same page with new receivers.

"I want to be smart about it, but I do need the work," Favre said. "It’s not like I’m throwing to these guys for 10 years. Brad [Childress] and I and Darrell [Bevell] and I, we’ve talked about how many reps to take and things like that. But I’ve needed to take as many as I can for obvious reasons. I’m trying to be smart about it. I’m not too overly concerned about it right now.”

*** Friday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 5.

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

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) expects to play Sunday against St. Louis despite still feeling the effects of a possible slight concussion and pinched nerve in his neck. The quarterback hasn't thrown a football since he was hit hard in Monday night's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Favre was considering participating in the Packers' practice session on Wednesday even though he feels some pain when he turns his head a certain way. He spent time in the steam room on Tuesday but can't do much else to heal. "It's a pinched nerve and maybe a slight concussion, but there's nothing you can do for it," Favre said Wednesday.

QB Brett Favre (FA) suffered a stinger to his shoulder during the Monday night game, but the injury is not believed to be serious.

QB Josh Freeman (FA) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said the team will decide what role Josh Freeman will play with the team each week, whether he will be active or inactive.

Also, Freeman has requested a trade but now is pressuring the team to give him his outright release, which would allow him to receive his full $6.2 million remaining salary and sign anywhere he chooses. However, the team has no immediate plans to accommodate him, according to sources. The Bucs are already calling other teams to gauge interest in Freeman and so far, interest is mild. Freeman is currently in Stage 1 of a drug treatment program after it was revealed that he has a prescription for Adderall to treat ADHD. Last year, he took Ritalin, which triggered a positive test. The disclosure of this information could make it hard for Tampa Bay to trade him.

QB Gus Frerotte (FA) required stitches in his left [non-throwing] hand following the team's Week 4 game. "It looked way worse than it was," HC Brad Childress said. "I think he took two stitches to close it, and he's fine. None the worse for wear...Obviously it was his left hand, so that's a good thing."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Gus Frerotte (FA) In a reversal of his comments earlier in the week, HC Scott Linehan has decided to sit injured QB Marc Bulger this week in favor of veteran Gus Frerotte, who was working with the first unit Wednesday in practice. Linehan also announced that he will take over the play calling from OC Greg Olson. Linehan was the offensive coordinator for the Dolphins when Frerotte started 15 games in Miami.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Bruce Gradkowski (FA) will make his first start in Week 5 replacing the injured Chris Simms.

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

QB Trent Green (FA) HC Cam Cameron gave Trent Green his vote of confidence Monday even though Green is tied with Saints’ QB Drew Brees with a league-high seven interceptions. "Trent Green is our quarterback," Cameron said, "He wants to and needs to play better, and we'll do everything we can to help him do that."

QB Trent Green (FA) is feeling better but is out for Week 5.

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

HC Jon Gruden acknowledged today that backup QBs Luke McCown and Jeff Garcia could get some repetitions this week in preparation for Sunday's game at Denver. "We're going to try to split the reps up and get all three guys some work," Gruden said. Brian Griese acknowledged he can't continue to turn the ball over and expect to win games. "I can't make those mistakes, and I have to eliminate those things for us to continue to win," Griese said. "Thankfully, we were able to win the past two weeks, but I have to fix that.

QB Brian Griese (FA) HC Jon Gruden verbally backed Brian Griese Monday, yet acknowledged that Griese has to cut down on his turnovers. Griese completed 15 of 30 passes for 149 yards and three interceptions during Week 4. He has thrown six interceptions the past two weeks. Gruden said the team will "split the reps up and get all three guys some work" in preparation for Week 5 against Denver.

QB Brian Griese (FA) HC Lovie Smith confirmed on Monday that Brian Griese will start the team's Week 5 game.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (FA) is out for this weekend's game. Griffin was on the field for the stretching segment of practice Saturday, Oct. 4, but did not participate in any position drills. Griffin wore cleats on both of his feet and appeared to be jogging fairly well. The team does not have a definite timetable for Griffin's return.

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

QB Robert Griffin III (FA) suffered a headset malfunction on the team's final game-winning drive against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4. "The whole drive was a little complicated," Griffin said. "In practice every week, we always practice me calling the plays in two-minute, acting as if the headset goes out. The funny thing was the headset did go out on that drive. That's why I was having to run back and forth to the sideline."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Joey Harrington (FA) has been signed by the team.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) will start Thursday, Oct. 8, despite a virus that required intravenous fluids in the hospital after last week's game. Hasselbeck reportedly is still sick as he takes on the Houston Texans.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play this week due to illness.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) is expected to start Week 5 because of the injury to Jake Locker. Hasselbeck may be asked to start several weeks depending on the severity of the injury to Locker's shoulder.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he never considered pulling Matt Hasselbeck from the team's Week 4 game, and he will remain the team's starter, according to Eric D. Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune. "Matt needs to fight though this with the guys and see if we can work our way through it," Carroll said. Hasselbeck admitted that he has yet to get comfortable in the new scheme installed by offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates. "I've got to get better," Hasselbeck said. "I need to own this offense a little bit more, master it a little bit better. The week that we had of practice was great, but we've got to play that way on Sundays." Hasselbeck has thrown six interceptions and four touchdowns this season and has thrown an interception in eight straight games dating to last season.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

"Matt got better every day. He got more comfortable every day," coach Jim Mora said. "We're going to list him as probable ... and probable is a pretty good sign that he will play.

"No, I'm not surprised. Matt is a very tough man, physically and mentally."

There is the worry about re-injuring his ribs. "If he gets hit in the game, it's back to square one," WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh said of Hasselbeck. Then he added with a wide smile, "Just three-step drops and throw it to me."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Greg Johns, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Hasselbeck said he felt good throwing the ball during practice Wednesday, Oct 7, but is not sure if he will be able to play in Week 5. Hasselbeck said he had a setback Monday, Oct. 5, but was feeling stronger. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said a decision on Hasselbeck will be made later in the week. Knapp said Hasselbeck did not have any discomfort. The team wants to see how Hasselbeck practices Thursday, Oct. 8, but will also give QB Seneca Wallace the maximum number of reps in case he start in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. He is doing all he can to get back onto the playing field.

"The team has not started off the way that we wanted to, the way that we expected to," Hasselbeck said moments after he split first-team plays with backup Seneca Wallace, the starter the last two games.

"Again this week, coach Mora asked each guy to basically answer the question, 'What are you willing to sacrifice for this team to have the kind of season we want to have?' Sometimes it's more time to come back from an injury. Sometimes you just got to find a way, even if you don't know how. You just got to find it."

He found a way to practice. Can he find a way to play against the Jaguars?

"I don't know," he said. "I want to be fair to the team. I think, right now, what my job is is just to give the coaching staff and my teammates everything I've got, and at the same time, be fair to Seneca. And then let the coaching staff make a decision based on what the film looks like, if I'm able to make the throws, obviously talk to the team doctor and the trainers and all that."

Hasselbeck gave a tepid "OK" assessment of his practice. He said throwing remains his biggest issue. Stay tuned.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) is reportedly clicking pretty well with returning WRs Deion Branch and Bobby Engram. Hasselbeck reportedly appears to be far more comfortable in practice now that he has some quality receivers.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) might be without his top two WRs. Both Darrell Jackson and Bobby Engram are listed as doubtful for week five.

*** Friday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kelly Holcomb (FA) has been the best backup QB in the league according to his former coach (and current NFL Network analyst) Butch Davis. He'll be a starter this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kelly Holcomb (FA) will in fact start for the team in week five. He replaces the ineffective J.P. Losman.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (FA) is expected to remain third on the depth chart the rest of this season. Head coach Chan Gailey does not envision Jackson challenging backup quarterback Tyler Thigpen. "It would be very tough for Tarvaris to challenge for that spot this year because of limited reps (in practice)," Gailey said. "Fitz takes almost every rep we have on offense during the course of the week. The backup gets very few reps through the course of practice. So it's hard for him to get the reps necessary to make a viable charge at this point for that position."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh Johnson (FA) re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts Wednesday, Oct. 7. He'll serve as insurance if Andrew Luck (shoulder) isn't ready for Week 5. Matt Hasselbeck is also dinged up.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Josh Johnson (FA) *DYNASTY ALERT* - The 49ers are expected to show interest in Josh Johnson this offseason when he becomes a free agent. Johnson played under 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh in college at the University of San Diego. Harbaugh called Johnson one of the best football players he's ever coached, and wanted the talented QB to follow him to Stanford. Johnson stayed with the Toreros for his senior season and threw for 43 TDs and 1 INT on the year. Johnson is a developed passer who has the athleticism to be very dangerous as a runner too.

QB Josh Johnson (FA) Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said Monday, Oct. 5, he is sticking with Josh Johnson in Week 5. Johnson threw for 106 yards, completing 13-of-22 passes with one touchdown and one interception in Week 4. Johnson, however, appeared to be hesitant to throw the ball downfield. "We called more shots in the second half trying to be aggressive and trying to get the ball to Antonio (Bryant)," Morris said. "We have to develop our confidence at the quarterback-receiver relationship to take those shots."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Colin Kaepernick (FA) is working on a restructured deal that would alleviate concerns regarding injury guarantees in his contract, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

QB Colin Kaepernick (FA) is still growing into the quarterback position as a pocket passer, according to former quarterback Kurt Warner, who mentored the Niners quarterback in the offseason. "I think the unfortunate thing for Kap is he's continuing to try to learn how to play the quarterback position," Warner said of Kaepernick. Kaepernick's total QBR is at a career-low 38.6 after four games with two passing touchdowns and a running TD, but all three of his scores have come with San Fran trailing by at least 25 points. He has five interceptions, no touchdowns and just six completions of passes more than five yards down the field in the last two games.

QB Jon Kitna (FA) took snaps in Monday’s practice and showed no signs of having sprained his right ankle against San Francisco in Week 3.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Leinart (FA) The Cardinals have been working with Matt Leinart on his confidence, telling him to let go of any reservations about a pass and to just let it fly. The feeling was that Leinart was relying on too many touch passes rather than getting the ball to the target quickly. Evidence suggests he's warming up to himself when he fired a pass to WR Bryant Johnson on an out pattern, which led to a Cardinals touchdown. "I just think I kind of came out with the attitude of rear back, let it go with no worries," Leinart said. "Last week I kind of focused on that, really following through, really putting some extra stuff on it."

QB Matt Leinart (FA) HC Ken Whisenhunt talked this morning about his quarterback situation and reiterated what he has said all along -- that it is working, and Matt Leinart is the starter, and it will remain there as he is evaluated week-by-week. Whisenhunt was also asked about Leinart's comments to Yahoo! Sports which portray his frustration. Whisenhunt said he doesn't mind Leinart letting people know up to a point. Meanwhile, Leinart said his comments were taken out of context and then said he was misquoted all together regarding his frustrations with the dual quarterback strategy Whisenhunt has employed. Leinart played the first and fourth quarters, while backup QB Kurt Warner played most of the middle two quarters in a 21-14 win over Pittsburgh. Leinart was quoted as saying, "I just want them to ride or die with me. If I'm the franchise quarterback, play me and let me stumble, because I'll fight through it, and that will help me and our team in the long run. - I know coaches want to win now, and I guess they have their reasons. But I don't understand it, and this switching back and forth is almost worse than getting benched." Leinart later admitted that he's going through a tough challenge, but tried to put out the fire Monday by saying, "None of that was said. I don't really recall ever saying any of those things to anyone."

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) practiced fully on Friday and will start against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5. "He's has a good week of practice," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said of Locker. "The first day working back into it with the hand, we weren't sure how it was going to be, but he's progressed as the week has gone along."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday. Locker is expected to start in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns. He missed Week 4 with a right wrist injury, but he said he had no issues in practice Wednesday.

QB Jake Locker (FA) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

QB Jake Locker (FA) was diagnosed with a sprained hip and sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee Tuesday, Oct. 1, but it should only keep him out for a few weeks. "The area will need time to heal and strengthen, but he won't require surgery and he has already begun a rehab routine for both his hip and knee. We certainly would expect him to miss a few weeks, but we are encouraged by the news today," the team said in a statement.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday, Oct. 3, Jake Locker (shoulder) will not suit up as the backup quarterback in Week 5 and is considered day-to-day at this point. "We're going to start Matt at quarterback this weekend and ... (have) given Jake the week off," Munchak said. "Jake's sore today as he was yesterday ... Even though he'll probably be better the next couple days, we don't want to have him suit up as the backup. We felt that if he couldn't start, we'd rather him not suit up ... let him rest the next couple days."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

QB Jake Locker (FA) suffered a separated shoulder in his non-throwing shoulder in the team's Week 4 game. Locker suffered a similar injury in week one this year. He was able to return the next week, but we think the Titans may be a bit more cautious with him this time around. No word on his playing status, but we'll get an idea once the team releases a practice report on Wednesday. Veteran Matt Hasselbeck will start if Locker can't play against the Vikings in week 5.

The team's medical staff popped his should back into place after the injury, and Locker may need season-ending surgery to fix the issue. Dr. Mike Pagnani said once a player has that sort of injury, it will keep recurring. "Eventually, the pain will go away," Pagnani said. "The risk is, it's going to happen again and it's probably just a matter of time before it does. He is going to go out there and he is going to get hit wrong and it's going to pop out again. And he'll go through the same scenario where they pop it back in, and he's going to be real sore for a week or two until he ultimately gets it fixed." Surgery seems inevitable at this point, and there would be a six-month recovery time.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tommy Maddox (FA) injured his calf in Friday’s practice and is not expected to be available to play in week five. This means Ben Roethlisberger’s backup against the Chargers will be Charlie Batch.

*** Friday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week. Manning is on pace to be sacked 40 times this year, and his current career high for sacks in a season is 29.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (FA) has struggled against current Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles in the past, throwing eight touchdowns and seven interceptions in five meetings with Bowles-coached defenses.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (FA) is not ruling out a return this season. Even if it's just practice.

"I think you have to have hope until the doctors rule you out," he said. "We're having a lot of injuries so if they (the Colts) come to me and say they have to make a move, I won't fight them on that.

"The good Lord is calling my plays and I'm not allowed to audible at this point, so I have to listen to the doctors," he added.

He's been cleared to be on the sideline with the players Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Johnny Manziel (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Johnny Manziel (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Johnny Manziel (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Donovan McNabb (FA) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he liked some of the things Donovan McNabb did in Week 4 and does not expect to make a change at quarterback for Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend. However, barring a setback, he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday. ESPNews reports McNabb will start in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. McNabb remains sore with a chest contusion.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) had a press conference and it inevitably led to questions about Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens. McNabb did leave a not-so subtle shot headed toward his former receiver. "I think you guys understand we are not competing against one player," McNabb said. "One guy doesn't make a team. Break a team maybe." McNabb added, ""It's a division game. We need it. Anything else, I personally don't care."

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Kyle Orton (FA) will start Week 5 in place of EJ Manuel, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

QB Kyle Orton (FA) Broncos head coach John Fox said the team will continue to stick with QB Kyle Orton as the team's starting quarterback. "We feel Kyle Orton is our starting quarterback," Fox said. Fox added he did not consider playing backup QB Tim Tebow in the team's Week 4 game.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kyle Orton (FA) Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Kyle Orton is not wearing a glove on his right hand during practice Wednesday, Oct. 7. He had been wearing a glove to protect an injured finger.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Curtis Painter (FA) Coach Jim Caldwell was clear in naming Painter the starter for Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Curtis Painter (FA) Kerry Collins has not been cleared yet from his concussion according to coach Jim Caldwell. It's looking right now like it'll be Painter again.

*** Friday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (FA) has "support" in locker room and "is considered the best option for quarterback on the roster," according to at least one source.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (FA) Beat writer Judd Zulgad is guessing that Ponder will miss 3-4 weeks as the fractured rib he's dealing with is close to his heart. This will be Cassel's opportunity to show what he can do.

QB Christian Ponder (FA) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team's quarterback is Christian Ponder. Frazier also said the team had a lot of things to talk about over the bye week.

*** Friday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Christian Ponder (knee) looks good. "There are no ill effects at all, he looks good," Frazier said.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tony Romo (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Romo had an MRI last week that showed encouraging signs, and it looks like he'll be ready to return in Week 8. He has started strength and conditioning work and has been out of the danger zone for two to three weeks.

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

QB Tony Romo (FA) Romo's (clavicle) rehab appears to be on schedule, and he has been given a timetable of seven to eight weeks. Romo is looking at the Week 11 game as a possible return date.

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

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

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

QB Tony Romo (FA) tossed a touchdown pass in the first quarter of the Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints. He extends his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 32 games, sixth-longest streak in NFL history.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tony Romo (FA) said he has made a change to his throwing motion this year that has made him more effective. "Well, I think I'm doing a couple of things different, a couple of things I worked on this offseason that have allowed certain things in different situations to be a little bit easier," Romo said when asked about the difference in his game from last year to this year. "I found something pretty important, I think, in the throwing motion that's allowed me to throw from a little bit different position. That's calmed certain things down. I think a lot of things go into play. We're getting good offensive line play. A lot of different things come into play with that stuff."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tony Romo (FA) Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was disappointed with the team's Week 4 performance; however, he added Tony Romo is the least of his problems despite throwing five interceptions in the game. "I like where we are with Romo at quarterback," Jones said. "No one learns more from his experiences than Tony. This time last year with Detroit in the fourth game, point noted. He came back and never played better. I think the Detroit game had something to do with that. If we can get the same kind of response he had last year when he had a downer. If he can come back and do that we will be fine."

QB Tony Romo (FA) Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Monday, Oct. 4, he still trusted Tony Romo despite a shaky Week 4 performance; however, Garrett added he would consider adjusting his playcalling to account for Romo's volatile performance in late-game situations. "I don't think it's difficult to trust him," Garrett said of Romo. "We've had a lot of success in these situations in our four and a half years with Tony as our quarterback. Now have they been 100 percent perfect? No. But you try to create the environment and you try and do the things as a coach to help him be as good as he can be in those situations."

In related (but pretty meaningless) news, former NFL CB Deion Sanders said the Cowboys will not win a Super Bowl with Romo as their starting quarterback. Sanders was critical of Romo's performance in Week 4 versus the Detroit Lions. "Sooner or later we've just got to quit guessing and assuming that this guy is the guy to get you over the hump, and say, 'You know what? This guy is always going to be great statistically, but he's not that guy that can take you to where you want to go.' And that's the Super Bowl," Sanders said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (FA) The Associated Press reports Tony Romo said he is still confident in himself and the team despite criticism from other people. "There's a lot of hard work and effort and a lot of people beating you down. You have to have a stronger belief in yourself than the disbelief of others," Romo said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Sage Rosenfels (FA) The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Sage Rosenfels (formerly of the Giants).

QB JaMarcus Russell (FA) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Monday, Oct. 5, that poor protection from the offensive line and dropped passes by the receivers are in part to blame for the struggles of JaMarcus Russell so far this season. "If you understand football, if he's getting better protection yesterday you'd see what I'm talking about. He was on target all but really two throws," Cable said. "When you have that many drops - I think there were nine that I counted - if you put nine completions or at least the opportunity of nine completions on his deal, you'd say he might have been as good as anybody in pro football yesterday. If you know what you're looking at."

In related news, McDonald also reports Russell has been fined by the team for being overweight and being late for team meetings, according to Boomer Esiason, of CBS Sports. "I don't want to beat a dead horse here, but it's come to my attention that he has been fined heavily already for being overweight and for being late to meetings. And, he's already missed one meeting. I'm telling you right now, the other 52 guys on that roster are looking at Tom Cable. They're looking at Al Davis, and they're saying we deserve better than this. That's why every time he goes on the field, what's the quarterback's job - to be the leader of the other men on the field with them; to inspire them to greater heights. Right now, he is holding them back," Esiason said. When asked whether Russell had indeed been fined and missed meetings, Cable said, "I'm not going to talk about our internal stuff that way."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB John Skelton (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Troy Smith (FA) will dress for the first time this season, but the Ravens won't make a determination whether he'll be the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback until sometime this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Jeff Tuel (FA) Robert Woods said he has confidence in Jeff Tuel as the team's starting quarterback because he received time with the first-team offense during the preseason. "He did play in some preseason games for us and he does have a little bit of game experience and that's a plus for us," Woods said. "This week right here is just pushing to get better. More reps with him would be better for us."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) did not receive any snaps with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

*** Friday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) is holding the football 4.3 seconds per dropback this year, which is tied for the longest release time in the league this year. By comparison, Peyton Manning is releasing the ball in 2.35 seconds on average. However, Vick doesn't agree that he's holding onto the ball too long. Vick has also been pressured on the highest percentage of dropbacks this season.

QB Michael Vick (FA) was replaced by Nick Foles late in the game against the Denver Broncos. However, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Monday, Sept. 30, that he has no intention of making a quarterback change and that Vick played well in Week 4 against the Broncos.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin wanted to sign Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick upon his release from prison. Two things, however, prevented Tomlin from bringing Vick to Pittsburgh. The main reason was ownership was against the idea. The team was also reigning Super Bowl champs and did not need the controversy. Tomlin said he also did not want to add Vick to the mix, especially considering Ben Roethlisberger was dealing with a lawsuit. Tomlin felt it would have been a bad idea.

QB Michael Vick (FA) said he tweaked his knee on the final play of scrimmage in the team's Week 4 win. Vick added he should be fine. "Something happened with my knee on the last drive," Vick said. "I'm all right though. I'll be ready for next week. Hopefully." Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Monday, Oct. 1, Vick suffered a knee contusion.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) is 71 yards away from setting the NFL record for career rushing yards by a quarterback. Vick would pass former NFL QB Randall Cunningham, who rushed for 4,928 yards in his career.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Michael Vick (FA) said the middle finger in his throwing hand "popped out of place" in the first half of Week 4. However, he was not listed on head coach Andy Reid's injury report following the game.

*** Friday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said it would be a stretch to envision Michael Vick playing in Week 5, reports Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News.

QB Michael Vick (FA) will not be able to play during Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Vick is dealing with a rib cartilage injury that he suffered against the Washington Redskins in Week 4. Kevin Kolb would get the starting nod against the 49ers if Vick does not play.

Also, a former Philadelphia Eagles orthopedist who is not involved in Vick's treatment said Vick could miss anywhere from two to six weeks with his injury, reports Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News. Dr. Art Bartolozzi said Vick will first have to get to the point where he can take a deep breath, after cracking the tissue that connects the ribs to the breastbone. Then, "the rib cage and muscles will have to stabilize." Bartolozzi said a throwing motion will aggravate the injury, if Vick tries to play before it completely heals.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) is now being called a game-time decision by HC Jim Mora. Members of the medical and coaching staffs will put Vick through drills Sunday morning to test his readiness. If Vick feels able, he most likely would start, Mora said. He's been downgraded to questionable which is a bad sign for players this late in the week. We'll have the official word for you Sunday morning but it's looking right now like it'll be Matt Schaub starting.

*** Friday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but is expected to play in week five. ``Yeah, it's getting better, and the only way I can tell that is when I go out there and try to do some things on it,'' he said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) was still limited in Thursday’s practice, but he is still expected to start in week five despite his injured knee. "I am feeling a lot better," he said. "I am still a little sore, but it felt good to get out there today and run around, bounce around a little bit. I'm getting my flexibility back in my leg, and getting my range of motion."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) did not practice on Wednesday, but he is expected to start in week 5. It's possible he may wear a knee brace on his right knee. Obviously, a huge part of his game is his mobility so keep an eye on how he looks Thursday and Friday.

QB Michael Vick (FA) is expected to start in week five after his MRI results showed that he merely has a mild right MCL sprain. "That ought to put that to rest," head coach Jim Mora told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Said Mora, "I'd expect there's a good chance he'll be ready to roll (for Sunday's game against the Patriots)." Don't be alarmed if Vick is limited in practice this week as Mora said he's undecided whether Vick will practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Seneca Wallace (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Kurt Warner (FA) committed six turnovers Sunday, including four in the first half, but HC Ken Whisenhunt never considered bringing in backup Matt Leinart. Whisenhunt thought Warner's problems stemmed mostly from poor protection. "I didn't think we did the job offensively, especially in protection, in the first half, so that's the reason we stayed with Kurt," the coach said. Whisenhunt said he plans to stick with Warner as the Cardinals return home for their next two games, against Buffalo and Dallas.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) will not play in week five due to his injured groin.

QB Kurt Warner (FA) is expected to miss another week as he recovers from his injured groin.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brandon Weeden (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brandon Weeden (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

QB Brandon Weeden (FA) practiced fully on Tuesday.

QB Brandon Weeden (FA) was able to practice fully Monday, Sept. 30. He is listed as the co-backup with Jason Campbell behind Week 5 starter Brian Hoyer.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) Brett Favre said during a radio interview that he was not surprised Aaron Rodgers won a Super Bowl. Favre, however, was surprised Rodgers didn't win a championship before last season. "I'm going to be honest, I was not surprised," Favre said. "The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn't do it sooner." Favre said he realized all along how good of a quarterback Rodgers could be and had high expectations for him. However, he also intimated that Rodgers' rise into elite status has been aided by a supporting cast better than he had in Green Bay.

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5. Rodgers will be a game-time decision for Week 5, according to HC Mike McCarthy. "Hopefully he feel good tomorrow," McCarthy said. "He feels good. His rehab has been positive. I'm preparing to go either way."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) did not practice on Thursday. Backup Matt Flynn took most of the first-team reps in Thursday's practice (Brian Brohm got the rest) as the plan was the rest Rodgers. The team hopes Rodgers will be able to throw on Friday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) did very little in Wednesday's practice. Rodgers took part in the first part of practice -- barely. He handed off on all four of his snaps and then exited after walkthroughs for rehab on his shoulder. HC Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Rodgers has a chance to play in the team's Week 5 game. "Our plan after his evaluation today, we weren't going to not throw him today and tomorrow. He will be reevaluated on Friday. As far as his progress, he's gotten better each day. He's very positive. I'm going to give him every chance to play in the game against Atlanta."

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) suffered a right shoulder sprain during the Packers' 30-21 loss to the Buccaneers in Week 4 according to HC Mike McCarthy. "He will rehab today and tomorrow, and we'll have a better idea on Wednesday," McCarthy said. "We will make sure both Matt [Flynn] and Aaron are ready to play. Wednesday's important." On Monday, Rodgers said he intends to play against the Falcons. "Speaking with Aaron this morning, he has every intention on playing," HC Mike McCarthy said Monday. "But I think Wednesday's practice will be a pretty good indicator for us. It's just something we'll have to continue to rehab and see where we are on Wednesday."

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Delhomme said he feels "very encouraged" about his chances to play Sunday against Atlanta.

"I did a lot more [Wednesday] than I did last week and it didn't blow up on me," he said before Thursday's practice. "The coaches can make that decision, but the film doesn't lie. They'll be able to see through the course of the week whether I can be effective or help or hurt our team."

"We'll just keep playing it by ear through the end of the week," said coach Eric Mangini. "We've got to keep doing a few different things we need him to do and test those through the course of the week, so I'm optimistic."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) is getting closer to return from his ankle injury and has a chance to start in Week 5, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) injured his quadriceps in the first quarter of the team's Week 4 game. He remained in the game, but admitted that the injury bothered him. "As the game went on it got tight," Delhomme said. "We wrapped it at half. Maybe we wrapped it a little too tight. I couldn't bend it a lot."

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

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

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

QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) said surgery on his right elbow is a possibility, but called it a "last-resort type of deal." His status for the coming weeks is still unknown.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) will likely be bumped up to the No. 2 quarterback after spending the last three weeks as inactive and No. 3 on the depth chart. Garcia took some reps with the No. 1 offense and, according to QB coach Greg Olson, had increased reps overall. HC Jon Gruden has expressed his displeasure with Brian Griese's six interceptions over the last two games. An official announcement as to whether or not Garcia or Luke McCown will be the backup won't be made until gameday. "Jeff is coming along, and [Gruden] tries to give them all work. Some get more than others," Olson said. "Jeff got some [Wednesday], and Luke will get some, I'm sure."

*** Friday Update *** QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) is healing but is still not ready to return from his broken leg. “Every day it gets better,” said Garcia. “Hopefully it'll get to the point where I feel I can push it out on the field and do some things, and hopefully that happens within the next couple weeks.” Garcia has done some throwing in practice this week but added that he was still "pretty sore. I'm testing my leg and just getting some throws in, making sure when I am ready to go that I'm not as rusty throwing the football as if I weren't doing anything for six, seven, eight weeks, whatever it takes."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) is still out with his injured ankle.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jacoby Brissett (IND) underwent thumb surgery Friday, Oct. 7, and was placed on Injured Reserve.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jacoby Brissett (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jacoby Brissett (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice. It's still looking like Curtis Painter will get the start.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) has not been cleared yet from his concussion according to coach Jim Caldwell. It's looking right now like it'll be Curtis Painter again.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Luck has been ruled out for Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers. Luck said he is working on strengthening his surgically-repaired shoulder and is not ready to throw at full strength yet. Luck said he definitely will be able to play this season.

QB Andrew Luck (IND) is set to return to practice this week, according to general manager Chris Ballard. "We'll slowly start working him back into practice this week," Ballard said. "We'll see how much he gets. But we've got a plan in place to where we want him to start getting him reps and then, in time, as we can get him incorporated back into team work and all that, we'll get him back on the field." The team's first practice of the week is Wednesday, Oct. 4.

*** Friday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) won't play this week against the Texans. Matt Hasselbeck will get the start.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

QB Andrew Luck (IND) has a short week to prepare for Week 5, but he's trending toward being ready Thursday, Oct. 8, against the Houston Texans. "He made progress all week," coach Chuck Pagano said. "He made progress. So we're going to continue. He's getting treatment right now. He'll work out tomorrow and we'll just take it day-by-day and see where he's at." Luck is expected by the team to be under center Thursday, Oct. 8, against the Houston Texans. His shoulder injury isn't viewed as a long-term injury. The best sign that Luck will play is that quarterback Josh Johnson was released Monday, Oct. 5.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Blake Bortles (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Blake Bortles (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Chad Henne (JAX) The Dolphins have placed Chad Henne on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season.

QB Chad Henne (JAX) The Dolphins are concerned that Chad Henne's injury to his left shoulder could keep him out for much of the rest of the season. The team is waiting on a second opinion that will determine his status for the rest of the year. Matt Moore could be called upon to be the starting quarterback if Henne's injury is serious.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) will not play this weekend. However, Smith will not need surgery on his injured shoulder. Dr. James Andrews confirmed what team doctors diagnosed as a moderate shoulder separation on Smith's throwing arm. An ESPN report had earlier stated that Smith could require season ending surgery to repair torn tendons. "Anything you've heard about Alex is incorrect. So, no need to waste your breath on it," HC Mike Nolan said of the faulty rumors.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) The 49ers dismissed an ESPN report that Alex Smith was considering shoulder surgery. The report said that Smith could opt for season-ending surgery if Dr. James Andrews confirmed the team's initial medical report. But the 49ers say that the team only sent lab results to Andrews, that there is no appointment scheduled and that the injury is two torn ligaments, not tendons as the report indicated. Smith said and MRI examination revealed no other problems with the shoulder. There was no damage to the muscle fibers or to the collarbone and that the team would assess his return after the swelling subsided.

QB Alex Smith (KC) HC Mike Nolan said today that Alex Smith's right shoulder separation won't require surgery and Smith could return as early as Oct. 21 against the Giants. An MRI revealed a third-degree separation of his passing shoulder. Nolan said doctors assign six grades of varying severity in categorizing a shoulder separation and Smith's was in the mid-range. He added that Smith's possible return for the Giants game was a best-case scenario. "It's potential," Nolan said. "I know that's what Alex is saying." Furthermore, Nolan also said team doctors might be able to get a better read on how long Smith will be sidelined by Thursday, when the swelling in his shoulder is expected to decrease.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) has been named the team’s starting QB.

QB Alex Smith (KC) has been named the starting QB for week 5. "I feel that Alex gives us the best chance to win, and I believe he's ready," San Francisco coach Mike Nolan said. "Tim has handled everything very well, but at this time in the process, I believe it's time to get Alex in the game. … At 1-3, we didn't draft Alex to just sit him on the bench. At 1-3, I believe we need to begin to utilize him."

*** Friday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this week. Cutler said his injured hamstring isn't 100%, but he is going to push through it. "I feel better, I do," Cutler said Thursday, Oct. 8. "I'm still not exactly where I want to be, but it is what it is, and we have a lot of guys banged up out here. I'll just make do."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) is criticized for his demeanor; however, teammates say they love their starting quarterback because of his passion for the game. "He's an emotional quarterback, and when you have a quarterback like that, that's willing to do whatever it takes to win, you get emotional," Devin Hester said. "If you get a quarterback who doesn't flare up and is always calm and laid back, you start second guessing yourself about that guy, maybe he doesn't really have the love or passion for the game. We love him because he has that fire, that fire mentality in him."

*** Friday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice but will not play this week. "He's making progress," coach Lovie Smith said. "Of course, all we know right now is he's not playing this week."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Jay Cutler (MIA) Bears head coach Lovie Smith seemed optimistic the team will have starting QB Jay Cutler back soon, reports The Associated Press. However, Smith would not say how severe the concussion was that Cutler suffered during a Week 4 loss to the New York Giants. Cutler was feeling OK Monday, Oct. 4, at the team's practice facility, but his Week 5 status against the Carolina Panthers is in question. Cutler was sacked nine times during Week 4 before leaving the game for good.

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

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

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

QB J.P. Losman (MIA) In the wake of Trent Edwards' performance in Buffalo's 17-14 win Sunday, J.P. Losman was asked if he's worried about his starting job. "Of course," said Losman, who is still recovering for a sprained MCL. "In this league I've seen everything possible pretty much just in my short time here in Buffalo. But when a player goes (out) with an injury you want to get back in there as soon as possible. It's every player's fear to get injured and to have some kind of controversy over something like that. As far as this league goes I don't think anyone's job on this team is secure. You're going to have to perform week in and week out." HC Dick Jauron didn't definitively state that Edwards would start Monday night against the Cowboys, but sounds as though he's leaning in the rookie's direction. "I think it probably makes sense," said Jauron.

*** Thursday Update *** QB J.P. Losman (MIA) has in fact been benched in favor of Kelly Holcomb. Receivers Lee Evans and Eric Moulds confirmed this today. Said Moulds, "I think J.P. knows he's the future here and he knows the situation was the coach's decision," he said. "I talked to him yesterday about it. He's not happy about it, but feels that right now it's the coach's decision and he has to live with it." "I don't think it's a slap in the face," Evans added. "For right now, maybe they felt he needed to sit and learn a little more and pick it up when he gets the opportunity."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB J.P. Losman (MIA) just might not have a lock on the starting QB job. After endorsing Losman on Monday, HC Mike Mularkey declined to discuss the matter on Wednesday. This could mean Mularkey had a change of heart, or it could mean he feels like he answered the question earlier in the week. All things considered though, if you are relying upon Losman or Kelly Holcomb to salvage your season, we wish you the best of luck in your hockey league.

QB J.P. Losman (MIA) is still the starter according to coach Mike Mularkey: "J.P. is the starter, and I'm going with J.P. I think everybody understands that," Mularkey said. "Again, I was trying to get a change of pace."

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to be available to play in Week 5.

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

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

*** 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.

*** Friday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) will not return this season as he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder. The team is optimistic that he will be physically ready for the 2006 season.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (MIN) said he found a rhythm in the second half against the Washington Redskins in Week 4, and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Bradford is more comfortable with the concepts of the up-tempo offense.

QB Sam Bradford (MIN) felt he didn't play very well during the team's Week 4 win over the Seattle Seahawks after watching film of the game, reports Bill Coats, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Bradford hit 23 of 41 passes for 289 yards and two touchdowns with a QB rating of 84.3. Bradford said he thought he missed some easy throws and was off target on others. "I think I've got a lot of room for improvement," Bradford said. He noted he feels like he has improved each week this year and has become more comfortable.

*** Friday Update *** QB Teddy Bridgewater (MIN) should be ready to start in Week 6, head coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday, Oct. 2.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Teddy Bridgewater (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday. Bridgewater (ankle) could be a game-time decision in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Oct. 2. Head coach Mike Zimmer said the team doesn't want to put him at risk for the rest of the season.

QB Teddy Bridgewater (MIN) left the Week 4 game in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons due to a left ankle injury. Bridgewater had X-rays Sunday, Sept. 28, and they were negative. Bridgewater and head coach Mike Zimmer are "hopeful" that the quarterback can play in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Oct. 2. Bridgewater sprained his left ankle early in the fourth quarter in Week 4, but Zimmer said an MRI exam came back negative. Bridgewater was feeling much better Monday, Sept. 29. He did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Patrick Ramsey (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play in Week 5.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) was activated to the active roster Saturday, Oct. 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) has looked "scared to death" throwing the ball this season, his former teammate, Rodney Harrison, said Tuesday, Sept. 30.

QB Tom Brady (NE) and the offense struggled mightily in a 41-14 thrashing by the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4 Monday, Sept. 29, and head coach Bill Belichick hasn't been able to settle on a starting group on the offensive line. Bryan Stork, a rookie, debuted as the starting center, and Cameron Fleming debuted as a starting guard. The team benched both starting tackles at various points during the game. Brady hasn't had much time to throw all year, and he was off target Monday.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** 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) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** 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) practiced all week and will start as normal this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) is on the injury report (as usual) with a right shoulder. He practiced (as usual) on Wednesday, and he will play (as usual) this Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jimmy Garoppolo (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jimmy Garoppolo (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jimmy Garoppolo (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Drew Brees (NO) said he'll incorporate exercises from Dr. James Andrews into his daily program to increase arm strength weekly.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Drew Brees (NO) requested that suspended head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and linebackers coach Joe Vitt be allowed to attend the Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers, as he attempts to break the NFL record with a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games. The NFL granted permission for the suspended coaches to attend, according to a source. "Commissioner (Roger) Goodell has granted that permission. Coaches Payton and Vitt and Mickey Loomis will be permitted to watch the game in a private area of the stadium and will have no contact with the team," the NFL said Wednesday, Oct. 3, in a statement.

*** Friday Update *** QB Drew Brees (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Drew Brees (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Drew Brees (NO) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Matt Flynn (NO) fumbled twice, threw a crucial interception and was sacked seven times in the team's Week 4 loss to Washington. It was the most sacks for a Raiders quarterback since 2006. "I don't think he saw the field very well," head coach Dennis Allen said. "Matt didn't play well, and we have to move on."

QB Matt Flynn (NO) continues to be slowed by an elbow injury, and he hasn't been able to take on a full load during practices. "We have a little bit of a problem with Matt," head coach Pete Carroll said. "Matt's still not full-speed. Anybody that thinks, OK, let's go with the other guy, well, he can't practice yet." Carroll clarified that Flynn is ready to play but is not sure how he would handle a lot of work since he has not thrown much during practice because of the sore elbow he developed in the preseason. "Matt hasn't had a lot of work," Carroll said. "We've hoped that it would help the elbow situation. He has never thrown a lot in any of the practices. He's just, he's done the things we've asked him to do. We've counted on him to play in every game. We haven't had a third quarterback on the roster because Matt can play, but we have had a pitch count for him in a sense and made sure that we didn't work him past where we thought it was the right way to do it."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants will not sign practice squad QB Rhett Bomar to their active roster. The decision seems to indicate Eli Manning may be able to play in Week 5 as David Carr and Manning will be the only QBs on the roster.

It does not guarantee that Manning will start though. He could be the backup. The good news is that it's a 1 PM game so we'll have definitive word well before kickoff Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports Eli Manning was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 9. He is listed as questionable for Week 5 but some are optimistic that he'll be able to play.

Manning took half the snaps during practice. Coach Tom Coughlin said whether or not he plays will “most likely” be a game-day decision.

“He has a say, certainly,” Coughlin said after practice. “But he is not going to go against the medical people. He wants to play in the worst way.”

Manning, who did not speak to the media Friday, said in a team release only that he felt “better.”

Manning was said to be near 100% by backup David Carr and the team was encouraged with his practice reps.

“His mechanics looked good, it wasn’t like he was favoring it or anything,” Carr said. “I think that was by design for him. I don’t think he wanted to come out (Thursday) or the day before and just not look right. I think that would have been disheartening for everybody, including himself.”

Carr said another encouraging part of Manning’s performance was that he wasn’t just able to throw short 10- to 15-yard passes, but he also “looked good” throwing deep balls down the field.

“It’s not going to be so much when he’s clean, when he drops back and the read’s easy,” Carr said. “If he kind of has to jump in the pocket and slide one way or another or move to get away from somebody, that’s when you’ll notice it. I think that’s probably the first time any of us will notice it, too, because you can’t really get that in practice.”

Watch closely Saturday what the Giants do. If they feel they need another quarterback to get through the Oakland game, they have until 4 p.m. Saturday to activate fifth-round pick Rhett Bomar from the practice squad. This will be a good indicator of how they feel about Manning.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) did not practice on Thursday. The Giants continue to be encouraged as he fights through an injured plantar fascia in his right foot.

"He spends about 24 hours working on it, so it's good to see the progress, even if it is small," Tom Coughlin said.

Newsday.com reports it wasn't much of a surprise that Manning did not practice Thursday. The most revealing day of the week will be today, when the Giants hold their final full practice leading up to Sunday's game against the Raiders.

When Manning injured his shoulder in 2007, he was able to test the injury in that Friday workout before playing in the game against the Packers. He'll likely want to test his foot in a practice setting Friday before making any decisions about his availability Sunday.

"If that's the last day, hopefully he's out there," guard Chris Snee said. "I ask him every day how he's doing. I think that's everyone's concern, just making sure he's progressing and feeling better each day."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday. CBSSports.com reports Manning received treatment instead. When asked if Manning could play in Week 5 without practicing, head coach Tom Coughlin replied, "He's done it before." Coughlin added Manning could be a game-time decision for Week 5, although his status for the game remains uncertain at this point.

Manning's team mates seem to think he'll be there. Guard Chris Snee said he'll be surprised if Manning, who has started 75 consecutive regular-season games, isn't able to go.

"After talking with Eli," Snee told the AP, "he's pretty confident that he will be out there.

"Knowing him and knowing how confident he is, I'm pretty sure he'll be ready to play come Sunday. I think knowing he's going to be ready makes us all feel better."

QB Eli Manning (NYG) Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Giants are saying Eli Manning has a plantar fascia injury and not plantar fasciitis. Manning is still considered day-to-day. Manning says he expects to play in Week 5.

QB Geno Smith (NYG) completed 17 of his 33 pass attempts for 209 yards with one touchdown, one interception and one fumble lost in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions. Fans were chanting for backup Michael Vick late in the game. Smith will remain the team's starting quarterback despite another shaky performance in a Week 4 loss to the Detroit Lions. "I'm confident in Geno. If Geno's healthy, then Geno Smith will start," head coach Rex Ryan said after the game. "I'm not gonna replace him. I feel good about Geno, and again, I think he's gonna get it turned. He's a tough, resilient young man, and I think we're gonna win."

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Geno Smith (NYG) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Geno Smith (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Geno Smith (NYG) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he is considering bringing back the color coded wristband in order to help Geno Smith reduce turnovers. The team used a similar approach with Mark Sanchez in 2009. The wrist band helps the quarterback determine how aggressive or conservative he should be with a play call. "Hey, whatever it takes," Ryan said, adding: "I've been thinking about it. There's a fine line between being aggressive and being smart with it as well."

QB Geno Smith (NYG) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he will stick with Geno Smith despite his rough start against the Tennessee Titans in Week 4. However, Ryan hinted that Smith needs to improve after turning the ball over a season-high four times against the Titans. Smith is tied for the league lead with 11 turnovers through four games. "You can't buy experience, but with that being said, we still have to do a much better job -- Geno, in particular -- of protecting the football at all costs," Ryan said, "You can't be nonchalant about it, you have to protect the ball." Matt Simms and Brady Quinn are the other options, and Simms has zero NFL experience.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) is out for this week's game.

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

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

QB Josh McCown (NYJ) will not play in Week 5.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday. McCown doesn't have surgery planned for his injured thumb. He's improving, but he's unlikely to start in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints.

QB Josh McCown (NYJ) The Buccaneers have not decided if Josh McCown (thumb) will regain the starting job when he returns from his injury or if Mike Glennon will keep the job, according to head coach Lovie Smith. Smith said the team will go with whichever quarterback gives them the best chance to win.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) took off his protective boot Thursday, but admitted that he still has a long way to go in order to be ready to play. "I'll need a couple of full days, at least," he said, "because I'm in a new situation." McCown has a broken big toe, a sprained foot, and a chipped bone in his right index finger.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) might not automatically return to the bench when Kurt Warner is healthy again. HC Dennis Green says it is fine with him if there’s a QB controversy between the two signal callers. It seems that Green has no problem sticking with the hot hand.

*** Friday Update *** QB Bryce Petty (NYJ) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Bryce Petty (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Bryce Petty (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Kyle Boller (OAK) is out of his cast but will miss about two more weeks with his injured toe.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Derek Carr (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Derek Carr (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** QB Derek Carr (OAK) has a transverse process fracture in his back and likely will miss at least the Week 5 game, according to head coach Jack Del Rio. The typical recovery time for Carr's injury is two to six weeks.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Derek Carr (OAK) complete 30 passes in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos, it would be the fourth time doing so in his career. That would be the most of any quarterback through his first two seasons in NFL history.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Derek Carr (OAK) said he expects to play against the San Diego Chargers in Week 6 following the team's bye week.

QB Derek Carr (OAK) told reporters after the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday, Sept. 28, that he suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament and high ankle sprain.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was critical of Trent Edwards, saying Edwards is someone who does a lot of talking but does not back it up with his play. "I don't think that's (Cincinnati Bengals quarterback) Carson Palmer back there by any stretch," Ryan said. "He's not. Not too many quarterbacks are. The guy can run and do some things, but we've played Brett Favre, we've played Carson Palmer. Those are two pretty good quarterbacks right there. This guy (Edwards) always seems to have a lot to say."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) will make his second straight start when Buffalo hosts the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football. HC Dick Jauron ruled J.P. Losman out, saying the quarterback is recovering steadily from a sprained left knee but it's not clear when he'll be able to resume practicing with the team.

*** Monday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (OAK) will be the starting quarterback against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.

QB EJ Manuel (OAK) has been benched for Kyle Orton.

*** Friday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (OAK) is dealing with a lateral collateral ligament injury in his Week 5 game, but he will not need surgery. Manuel could return from his knee injury in as early as four weeks but could also miss six to eight weeks. Head coach Doug Marrone said it's "not a stretch" that a quarterback other than Jeff Tuel will start against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6, and they'll look "outside the organization" to add quarterback depth.

*** Friday Update *** QB Nick Foles (PHI) said he has been working on improving his accuracy during practice this week after missing some throws during the Week 4 game. "I've definitely tried to just take some shots, stretch them out a little bit," Foles said. "I need to be a little more accurate, that's what I'm working on this week, working on that, and staying clean in the pocket so I can deliver the ball to our guys where they can go up and make a play, not where the ball lands in front of them."

QB Nick Foles (PHI) did not complete any of his 10 passes that traveled at least 20 yards down the field in Week 4, and two of those passes were intercepted. Foles completed 35.3 percent of his passes that went at least 20 yards last season but is completing only 17.2 percent of those throws this season. Head coach Chip Kelly said he does not believe his deep passes are being affected by his banged up left shoulder because the passes are not being underthrown.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (PHI) Jets owner Woody Johnson said at the NFL spring meetings when Tim Tebow was acquired from the Denver Broncos that Mark Sanchez "is our starting quarterback. Period." However, it appears after Sanchez's struggles in Week 4, when the team was shutout by the San Francisco 49ers, Johnson is whistling a different tune. Two people who know Johnson, and know how he runs his football operation, believe he will push his football people to start Tebow.

*** Friday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Saturday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) is out for this week's game.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) did not practice on Thursday. Roethlisberger was able to jog off the practice field Thursday, Oct. 8, a sign that he's making good progress from the sprained left medial collateral ligament and bone bruise in his knee. Roethlisberger will not be able to play in Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers. He hasn't had any setbacks since suffering the injury 11 days ago, though. Roethlisberger said doctors are pleased with his progress but there remains no timetable for his return, and he's week-to-week.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) suffered a partial dislocation of his right index finger in Week 4 and was wearing a sleeve on his finger Tuesday, Oct. 1. However, the partial dislocation shouldn't be an issue for him. His injury is minor enough that he asked head coach Mike Tomlin to allow him to practice Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday. He's expected to start as normal this week. He will wear a protective shoe like he did last year for his injured foot.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin thinks Ben Roethlisberger should be ready to play in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) took part in the team's practice Tuesday, Oct. 5, reports John Harris, of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. His first pass was a long strike to WR Mike Wallace. Roethlisberger said he wasn't worried about his arm strength going into the day; he was more worried about timing with his receivers. He apologized to them for having to spend time working with him, but he said it was important to start picking up timing with the wideouts. "I don't think it will take as long as I thought," he said. Teammates thought he threw the ball well.

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) returned to the team Monday, Oct. 4, with the completion of his four-game suspension, reports Ed Bouchette, of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Roethlisberger said it was good to return to the team and is excited to be back playing football. Roethlisberger said he spent time daily working out with a quarterbacks coach and wide receivers during his time away from the team.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Austin Davis (SEA) has been named the team's starting quarterback moving forward.

*** Friday Update *** QB Russell Wilson (SEA) has gained 135 of his 177 rushing yards this year on scrambles. He's been sacked 18 times through four games, which is tied for the most in the league. Seattle continues to look for ways to better protect their quarterback, but Wilson said he is physically fine. "I try to take care of my body," Wilson said. "I feel great today. I feel 100%. That's what you work out for all offseason, get ready for. I should have played tennis then otherwise. I'm expected to get hit every once in awhile. You go in there, and mentally you have to be ready for a physical game, and that's how we play football."

QB Russell Wilson (SEA) was under plenty of duress in the win over the Detroit Lions in Week 4 Monday, Oct. 5, and he was sacked six times in the game for the second time this season. Wilson has already been sacked 18 times this year, which is tied for the most in the NFL. He also lost two fumbles as a result Monday, and Wilson has turned the ball over nine times in his last six games. Head coach Pete Carroll said the offensive line is a "work in progress."

QB Russell Wilson (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team is "holding the lid" on the passing game and not opening it up completely in order to aid Russell Wilson's development. It has led to a decent completion percentage for the rookie passer, but Wilson isn't finding any passing lanes over the middle and is failing to sustain drives. He went just 17 of 25 for 160 yards and no touchdowns against the St. Louis Rams in Week 4.

QB Brian Hoyer (SF) will remain in the starting quarterback job for the time being, as coach Kyle Shanahan told media he has "not given any consideration" to a quarterback change.

QB Brian Hoyer (SF) appears to have a realistic shot at remaining the team's starter even after Jay Cutler returns, according to head coach John Fox.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brian Hoyer (SF) will start against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6, head coach Bill O'Brien announced Friday, Oct. 9.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brian Hoyer (SF) was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, and he'll miss the rest of the season. Brandon Weeden is expected to become the starting quarterback as a result.

QB Brian Hoyer (SF) will remain the starting quarterback in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Oct. 3, even though Brandon Weeden has been cleared to play after being out with a sprained right thumb. "I think he improved from the week before," Chudzinski said of Hoyer. "His decisions were very good. Just in talking him this morning, there were a few throws he would like to have made better. But you look at the drives -- we had some long drives we were able to string together because some of the things he did on third down, the decisions he was making and the guys were rallying around him."

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (TB) will not be benched despite his recent struggles, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jameis Winston (TB) has been at his best when running the no-huddle offense this year, and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said he hasn't ruled out running more of an up-tempo offense. "Jameis is definitely playing better in no-huddle," Koetter said. "Obvious next question is, why aren't you going no-huddle more? You can't do everything you want to do game plan-wise out of no-huddle ... We probably should be doing no-huddle more."

QB Matt Cassel (TEN) Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said following Week 4 he is sticking with Matt Cassel as the team's starting quarterback. Crennel, however, also wouldn't say whether he contemplated a change to Brady Quinn at quarterback at any time during Week 4. "Whether I was considering it or not doesn't make a difference," Crennel said. "It's hypothetical. I didn't make a change and I'm staying with that."

QB Matt Cassel (TEN) Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and Matt Cassel had to be seperated during a sideline argument in the team's Week 4 game. Cassel said after the game that things are fine and that the argument may have helped light a spark in him. "I seem to respond well when I'm pushed," Cassel said. "When my back is up against the wall."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Marcus Mariota (TEN) was able to do a little more during practice Thursday, Oct. 5, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. Mularkey said he will need to see some mobility from Mariota if he has a chance to play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Marcus Mariota (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** QB Marcus Mariota (TEN) is considered day-to-day because of the hamstring strain he suffered in Week 4

QB Marcus Mariota (TEN) has struggled so far this year with new wide receivers. "I think [the chemistry] will improve, I'm almost ensuring that it will improve," head coach Mike Mularkey said. Mularkey said the receivers need to run more precise routes, while Mariota must be more accurate and less hesitant. "We've got to just be more precise outside, and I think you'll see better production in the passing game."

*** Friday Update *** QB Chris Simms (TEN) believes it was a hit suffered during the first quarter of the Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers that could have led to his spleen condition. "Personally, I know when it started," said Simms, who had the wind knocked out of him and thought he might have cracked a rib. "It was a ball I threw away toward the Carolina sidelines in the first quarter. That was definitely the start of the problem. Now, did my spleen rupture and start bleeding at that point? I don't know about that. I really don't. I was in significant pain from that point on, and ... I took a good number of hits after that. I'm sure that didn't help the situation." Simms absolved the club's medical staff from any wrongdoing while he was in pain during Week 3. Simms believes he might be able to return to the football field this season despite being hospitalized to have his spleen removed after several vicious hits during Week 3. "I feel if I can play, why not play?" said Simms, who will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. "I can't hurt my spleen again. It's one less thing I can hurt. I feel like I'm on the right track, my body is responding well. If I can get back into shape, I'm never going to turn down a chance to play football. I love it too much." A decision on Simms’ season will likely be made in a couple of weeks.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Rusty Smith (TEN) will be promoted from the practice squad to serve as the backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick with Jake Locker (hip, knee) out. Locker doesn't have a timetable for when he'll return to action; he was walking with a limp and a sleeve on his injured leg Wednesday, Oct. 2.

QB Rex Grossman (WAS) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Rex Grossman needs to "wipe it out" on his interceptions, and work toward getting better.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Colt McCoy (WAS) Browns head coach said Tuesday, Oct. 4, that he views Colt McCoy much the same way he did Sam Bradford, the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft when he was with the St. Louis Rams. "(McCoy's) a young player and in my mind almost a rookie," Shurmur said. "And so his improvement can be great from practice to practice and game to game. I think (he can improve) a lot." McCoy and his teammates are still learning the West Coast offense, and he has a 78.7 QB rating, which ranks 24th in the league.

Running Back

*** Thursday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) has garnered the most targets of any running back in the NFL through the season's first four weeks, drawing 30 throws from Carson Palmer. That's one ahead of Tarik Cohen and Christian McCaffrey.

*** Friday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Ellington (knee) is expected to play in the Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions, head coach Bruce Arians said in a satellite radio interview Tuesday, Oct. 6.

RB Andre Ellington (ARI) was close to playing in Week 4 against the St. Louis Rams, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

*** Friday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) has seen improvement with his foot injury, although he is still not at 100 percent. However, he is able to practice more, and he was a limited participant Wednesday, Oct. 1.

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

RB Chris Johnson (ARI) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (ARI) contemplated retirement after his right shoulder was wounded in a shooting during the offseason. Johnson didn't have use of his right hand for almost three months after the shooting. Johnson is averaging 19.3 carries per start and being utilized in the passing and running game.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Chris Johnson (ARI) rushed for 141 yards on 25 carries in Week 4, nine carries for 60 yards came after the Houston Texans were up three touchdowns or more. When the Texans were most concerned with defending Johnson, he had 16 carries for 81 yards. "A little bit was inflated, towards the end of the game we had all our special teams guys in there on defense," Texans LB Brooks Reed said. "We had a little trouble at the beginning of the game. They schemed us a little bit. We adjusted. That's going to happen."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (ARI) Johnson said his slow start this year hasn't been the result of being rusty, but rather it has been a timing issue between himself and the offensive line.

*** Saturday Update *** RB David Johnson (ARI) is on pace for 346 touches through five games, but head coach Bruce Arians isn't overly concerned, at least no yet.

*** Thursday Update *** RB David Johnson (ARI) will lose playing time with Andre Ellington (knee) on the mend. Chris Johnson figures to be the featured back with Ellington behind him. "It's not hard, because the young guy (David Johnson) sits down," head coach Bruce Arians said.

RB Chester Taylor (ARI) is the subject of trade rumors according to the Tampa Tribune. The paper is reporting that that Tampa is trying to make a trade for Chester Taylor and offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie. It's feasible the Vikings might deal Taylor given how well rookie Adrian Peterson is playing but McKinnie seems to be a different story.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) said his hamstring is at "99%" and that he's feeling a great synergy with his blockers.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Most expect him to play this week. Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com wrote, "I think Beanie Wells will play, and, in theory, play well. Is he going to have another 138 yards rushing? Let’s not go overboard."

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

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

RB Chris Wells (ARI) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Chris Wells was a little sore after Week 4 but did not have any setbacks from the game.

RB Chris Wells (ARI) is frustrated over his role and he intends to meet with head coach Ken Whisenhunt, according to Bob McManaman, of The Arizona Republic. "I didn't get into the game until there were four minutes left in the second quarter and I have no clue as to why. I'd like to think I'm a big part of this thing, but right now, I don't feel it." Wells, who had just five carries for 19 yards in the team's Week 4 loss, said he planned to meet privately with head coach Ken Whisenhunt to discuss his displeasure.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tevin Coleman (ATL) said he will play in the team's Week 5 road game against the Denver Broncos even though he has the sickle cell trait. He said he will stay hydrated and will communicate with the doctors.

RB Tevin Coleman (ATL) is expected to play in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos despite a sickle cell trait, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tevin Coleman (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tevin Coleman (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tevin Coleman (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Tevin Coleman (ATL) could return to practice this week, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

*** Monday Update *** RB Alex Collins (BAL) is working with the coaching staff on how his holding the ball in hopes of cutting down on his fumbles. He has fumbled twice in 25 carries this season.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kenneth Dixon (BAL) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kenneth Dixon (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday. Dixon is ready to return after recovering from a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. He is expected to battle RB Terrance West for carries in Week 5 and beyond, but initially Dixon will be brought along slowly and an increase in carries could come gradually.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kenneth Dixon (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Kenneth Dixon (BAL) is expected to make his NFL debut in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins, according to a source.

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Jeremy Langford (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jeremy Langford (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jeremy Langford (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (BAL) Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he is not concerned about the stats Trent Richardson has put up since joining the team because Richardson is still getting accustomed to the offensive system. Pagano said he believes Richardson has been close to breaking several long runs.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (BAL) is confident he'll be able to find some running room against the New York Giants in Week 5. "If we put a hat on a number, just cover them up, I think we can get yards on 'em. But at the same time, I know they're going to throw everything they can at us," Richardson said. "I'm pretty sure they're going to game plan on our running game, so we've got to make sure we open up the passing game so we can get some good runs in."

*** Friday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (BAL) did not practice on Friday (he was excused because his girlfriend was giving birth) but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Terrance West (BAL) has not been tabbed as the starter going forward despite a career-high in yardage in Week 4. The competition for carries appears to be between West and RB Kenneth Dixon. "I expect to get all the guys as many carries as we can," head coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday, Oct. 5. "How it shakes out - who gets what carries - is kind of unpredictable."

RB Terrance West (BAL) posted the first 100-yard rushing performance of the season in Week 4, but head coach John Harbaugh did not want to pronounce West as the starter just yet. "I'm not going to get into all of that," Harbaugh said Monday, Oct. 3. "I think that's all great to write about, but it's nothing for use to waste any energy on. We're going to put the guys out that are playing well."

*** Friday Update *** RB Danny Woodhead (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Danny Woodhead (BAL) did not practice on Thursday. That's not a good sign for Patriot players to miss Wednesday and Thursday before a big game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Danny Woodhead (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Danny Woodhead (BAL) appears to have avoided serious ankle damage in the sprain he experienced Week 4. There are no broken bones or torn ligaments, he is just dealing with a sprain. It is still unclear if he is in danger of sitting out in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Taiwan Jones (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Taiwan Jones (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Taiwan Jones (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Taiwan Jones (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Taiwan Jones (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Taiwan Jones (BUF) is out for this week's game.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Taiwan Jones (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) is out for this week's game. McCoy said he'll miss three to four weeks with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) did not play in Week 4, and his status for the Week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans is uncertain at this point, according to head coach Rex Ryan. McCoy reportedly could be sidelined for three to four weeks if does not want to return until he is fully healthy. McCoy recently underwent an MRI which showed a new tear in his hamstring.

RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) had nowhere to run for the second straight week, and head coach Chip Kelly admitted that the offensive line was beat all day by the San Francisco 49ers. "We got whooped up front," Kelly said. "We're not very good up front right now. We've got a lot of guys banged up. That's not an excuse, it's just the reality." Philadelphia gained just 22 yards on 12 rushing attempts in Week 4, and McCoy ran 10 times for 17 yards. It's only the fifth time in the last 40 years that the Eagles had two straight games with 54 or fewer rushing yards.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) has been removed from the injury report and is expected to start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) suffered a minor knee injury in Week 4 but should be fine despite some swelling in the knee.

In other news, McCoy said his ongoing feud with New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora is now finished. "I think after the game, it's time to get over this Osi-and-LeSean thing, because after the game (Umenyiora) said 'You're a heck of a player, we're in this business, let's get over this,'" McCoy said.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) did not practice on Thursday. Jordan Raanan of CSNPhilly.com reports that "Eagles O-coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said there will be 'decisions made very late in this week.'" Looks like a game time decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday, but he did take part in Thursday's session.

*** Friday Update *** RB Nick Goings (CAR) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Nick Goings (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Nick Goings (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Nick Goings (CAR) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) is out for this week's game.Head coach Ron Rivera, however, is "pretty comfortable" with Stewart being ready for Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Friday. Stewart is unlikely to play in Week 5.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) was spotted at practice Wednesday, Oct. 5, but he didn't have pads on.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Thursday. Stewart likely will not be able to play in Week 5, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera said he is comfortable with Darrin Reaves, Fozzy Whittaker, and Chris Ogbonnaya.

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

RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) Panthers head coach Rob Rivera said he is not sure of Jonathan Stewart's status for the team's Week 7 game. Rivera said it is just too soon to tell.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 5.

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fozzy Whittaker (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

RB Marion Barber (CHI) put up 17 rushing yards on five carries and added a three-yard touchdown in his first game of the season against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4. "We've been wanting to have this group together," head coach Lovie Smith said. "We saw what it could look like in training camp, which is pretty good. Matt Forte is a great player. But you need a relief hitter, a solid backup to come in and give you tough yards. That's what Marion did for us (Sunday) and hopefully we'll keep that combination going."

*** Friday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Benny Cunningham (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Benny Cunningham (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tony Fiammetta (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

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

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

RB Jordan Howard (CHI) ran for 111 yards on 23 carries in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions, and head coach John Fox indicated it is a sign of things to come. "I think he's outstanding," head coach John Fox said Sunday, Oct. 2, "and we'll ride him pretty good moving forward."

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Massey (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Massey (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) will not play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Aaron Brown (CIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Aaron Brown (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Jeremy Hill (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jeremy Hill (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jeremy Hill (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jeremy Hill (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jeremy Hill (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jeremy Hill (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Duke Johnson (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Duke Johnson (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Duke Johnson (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Zack Crockett (DAL) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) will have his playing status determined soon by a three-judge panel from the 5th United States Circuit Court of Appeal. There is no official timeline, although a decision might come as early as this week and is expected to be made by next week when the team has a bye.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) did not practice on Thursday . Coach Dennis Allen is saying that McFadden could play even if he doesn't practice but we're not buying it.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Darren McFadden (DAL) Raiders head coach Dennis Allen refuses to say when the team might have Darren McFadden back, but he doesn't think the injury is very serious. "I wouldn't get into characterizing whether it's minor, major," Allen said. "He's got a hamstring (strain). I don't expect him to be out a long time but we'll see how he responds. I mean, it's one day after a game."

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) did not practice on Thursday. Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times sounded pessimistic that McFadden would be able to play. McDonald wrote: "(Coach Tom) Cable is vague enough on the status of running back Darren McFadden that it seems likely the NFL’s No. 2 back in terms of yards and scrimmage (554) and first downs (26) won’t be available to face San Diego."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Darren McFadden (DAL) was moving rather stiffly through the locker room Monday, Oct. 4, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. He said he was feeling all right, but McDonald speculates McFadden will miss the team's Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers and possibly longer. McFadden missed about three weeks of action during training camp with a hamstring injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) will not play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) will not play in Week 5.

RB Darren McFadden (DAL) will be out two to four weeks with a torn meniscus.

RB Darren McFadden (DAL) had 20 yards on seven carries Sunday against the Chargers. Former HC Lane Kiffin conceded Sunday he wasn't anywhere near 100 percent, saying he probably would have made him inactive if Justin Fargas had been healthy. "Darren wasn't right today. We even thought about not putting him out, not dressing him but we didn't have anybody else to dress," Kiffin said.

RB Alfred Morris (DAL) said the X-rays on his injured ribs came back negative, but he is not sure when he will be able to play again.

RB Alfred Morris (DAL) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan praised Alfred Morris after the team's Week 4 game. Shanahan said Morris is improving quickly despite being a rookie. "He never makes the same mistake twice," Shanahan said.

*** Friday Update *** RB C.J. Anderson (DEN) admits he's been frustrated with his lack of production in the offense this year. He has just 2.7 yards per carry through four games and has 14 carries (32.6% of his season total) that have gone for no gain or negative yardage. The Broncos face the Oakland Raiders in Week 5, a team that Anderson had 90 rushing yards against and 73 receiving yards when RB Ronnie Hillman went down with injury in 2014. However, Hillman has been more productive this year and has "earned" more carries over Anderson.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Anderson (DEN) is still considered the starting running back by head coach Gary Kubiak, but Ronnie Hillman has "earned the right" to see more chances. The running game should continue to improve as the offensive line adapts and improves, in the opinion of The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck. Both Anderson and Hillman will continue to be used, and whichever has the hot hand in a particular game will likely end up with a few more carries. Both Anderson and Hillman had 11 carries each in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (DEN) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 2, due to blisters on his feet. However, head coach Andy Reid said he doesn't expect Charles to miss the team's Week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans.

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

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Andrew Pinnock (DEN) will not play this weekend.

RB Andrew Pinnock (DEN) will miss the next 3-4 weeks after having his knee scoped on Monday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Paul Smith (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Paul Smith (DEN) will not play this weekend.

RB Paul Smith (DEN) was kept overnight in a hospital on Sunday as the result of a concussion suffered in the team's Week 4 game against the Detroit Lions. His roommate in the hospital Sunday evening was Lions offensive lineman Frank Davis, who was injured in the collision with Smith on the field. Rams head coach Scott Linehan said that Smith was also being checked for the possibility of small fractures in the bones around his eyes. "It wasn't bad enough they ended up knocking each other out, they had to spend the night together," Linehan said.

*** Friday Update *** RB LenDale White (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

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

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

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

RB LenDale White (DEN) HC Jeff Fisher said he has not made a decision on the running back order, but it appears that rookie RB LenDale White could be inching upward after gaining 39 yards on nine carries. “That’ll be determined,” Fisher said of the possibility of White getting a start. “We’re going to evaluate them this week. We’ll name a starter and a backup."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ameer Abdullah (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ameer Abdullah (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Calhoun (DET) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Calhoun (DET) will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list on Thursday. To take Calhoun’s roster spot, the team re-signed RB Aveion Cason.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Calhoun (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerome Harrison (DET) Browns WR Joshua Cribbs, who is close friends with Jerome Harrison, said Harrison's recovery from a brain tumor is not going so well. "I still go over to his house every now and then and talk to him. He's doing pretty bad. He's in and out of the hospital with seizures," Cribbs said.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerome Harrison (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

Browns head coach Eric Mangini said Jerome Harrison is not in his doghouse even though Harrison did not enter the team's Week 4 game until the team knelt down at the end of the game, reports Scott Petrak, of The Chronicle-Telegram.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Harrison (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Morris (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5. HC Mike Holmgren said a final decision on their availability "will go down to the wire." However, reports indicate that Morris is unlikely to play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Morris (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Morris (DET) returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since spraining his knee four weeks ago. He is still uncertain for Week 5.

RB Maurice Morris (DET) was unable to practice on Monday, but HC Mike Holmgren says there's a chance Morris could be ready for Sunday.

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

*** 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 Theo Riddick (DET) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marcus Thomas (DET) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dwayne Washington (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dwayne Washington (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Dwayne Washington (DET) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dwayne Washington (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dwayne Washington (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Dwayne Washington (DET) left early in Week 4 with a sprained foot and ankle, but he still hopes to play next week against the Philadelphia Eagles.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) practiced fully on Friday and has been removed from the injury report. He will start as normal.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is officially questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. However, seeing as he hasn't practiced all week and the Colts are 4-0, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him sit. He'll likely be a game time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Thursday but the team is feeling a little better about him. They'll see what he can do Friday and then likely make a decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. He likely won't practice Thursday either and the team will make a decision on him Friday.

RB Joseph Addai (FA) is dealing with a shoulder injury from last week. More will be known about his status for Week 5 later this week. There has been somewhat conflicting information from the team on Addia with some reports that he'll be OK to play but others saying he might not be available. We'll know more soon.

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Deon Anderson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Deon Anderson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Deon Anderson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** RB J.J. Arrington (FA) It is no secret that Denny Green would love Shipp to fail and for JJ to be the ball-carrier. JJ is improving each week and should be the starter there soon.

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (FA) played 44 offensive snaps Thursday, Oct. 2, or 56 percent of the offense, while Jerick McKinnon played 30 snaps, or 38 percent of the offense.

*** Friday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) will not play in Week 5.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Askew's injured hamstring is actually a torn hamstring that will keep him out another 3-4 weeks by his estimation. "I tore it," said Askew. "I don't know how long it is going to be. It feels a lot better than when I first did it. I feel like I'm healing pretty quick. Next week I'll be doing some more training. I'll be out practicing, see how it feels, and gauge better when I'll be back."

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevan Barlow (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jackie Battle (FA) is listed as the starting running back over Ryan Mathews in the team's depth chart, but a team spokesperson said that is only because Battle started in Week 4.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jackie Battle (FA) The Chiefs could turn to Jackie Battle earlier in their Week 5 game. Battle has emerged as a viable part of the rotation at running back after securing a huge first down late in the team's Week 4 game. With the Chiefs limiting Dexter McCluster because of his diminutive size and with Thomas Jones and Le'Ron McClain being ineffective running the ball, Battle should see more playing time.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joique Bell (FA) is out for this week's game. Bell disclosed that he had surgery on his ankle in March and is suffering from some lingering pain from it. Bell said he has played through pain this season. "I'm close," Bell said. "Wanted to go this week, but they wanted to rest me one more week. We'll see. Coach's call."

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Joique Bell (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

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

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

RB Joique Bell (FA) is in the league's concussion protocol after suffering a concussion in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Bell (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Monday Update *** RB Tatum Bell (FA) It has taken him five weeks, but he finally had his breakout game. This might still be RBBC for a bit, but Tatum Bell's game-breaking ability should eventually get him the starting nod in Denver.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Bennett (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Bennett (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Bennett (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Bennett (FA) will not play this weekend. Dee Brown will take his place as the #2 RB behind Larry Johnson.

RB Michael Bennett (FA) was placed on the inactive list for the Week 4 games but hadn't been on the injury reports. This team is all about Larry Johnson right now.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 8, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. He is listed as questionable for Week 5 but is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jerome Bettis (FA) is expected to be the team’s #2 RB in week five behind start Willie Parker.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerome Bettis (FA) practiced all week and says he is ready to play. “I'm healthy, I'm fine, my body feels like it did before training camp,” Bettis said. “I feel really good and ready to go.” That said the team has still not determined how many touches he will have in week five but expect for him to see the short yardage and goal line work.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerome Bettis (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Bettis (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play in week five.

RB Jerome Bettis (FA) says he is “ready to go” in week five, but the team hasn’t said what his role will be. The expectation is that Bettis will be the team’s short yardage and goal line back.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) tweaked his ankle in the Week 4 game against the Tennessee Titans, and was forced to leave the game briefly. He was able to return, but was spotted after the game with a walking boot on his left foot as a precaution.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) will take some time to decide whether to undergo surgery on his neck. "Ahmad has obviously seen several specialists, collected a lot of information," head coach Chuck Pagano said. "He's going to take the next couple of weeks to kind of sit back and decide where he's going to go with this thing. I don't know ultimately where that is. But in the end, it'll be up to Ahmad and the doctors to come to a final decision on what's going to transpire there. He'll be out at least a couple more weeks."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Thursday . He is considering neck surgery. Even if he doesn't opt for surgery, this looks to be a significant issue for him.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) has the team concerned that he could need season-ending surgery to repair his injured neck.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Bradshaw appears doubtful to play Week 5 because of his neck injury.

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) said his neck felt okay following the team's Week 4 game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Coach Tom Coughlin said he expects to have Bradshaw back in practice Friday.

"He is a little better," Coughlin said. "I think we will get him tomorrow (Friday)."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) On Monday, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Ahmad Bradshaw is dealing with an ankle injury, according to The Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo. Coughlin said he is not sure if the injury is related to the one he had last season or if the injury is serious.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Donald Brown (FA) and Branden Oliver combined for 42 yards on 29 carries in Week 4, and although head coach Mike McCoy bashed the running game during a press conference Monday, Sept. 29, he also said that the team is committed to improving it. "We're going to be forced to run it more down the road, and we're going to run the football," McCoy said. "So we'll be successful, we just have to do a better job doing it. You've got to have balance without a doubt."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) is listed as questionable for Week 5 and is not expected to play, reports Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star.

*** Friday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (FA) Coach Tony Sparano said the Dolphins will get back to running the football.

"The truth is, in my opinion, we've had two football games that we've been in that we've had to deviate from the norm," Sparano said, "and in both those games we lost.

"I look at the 37 games since I've been the coach here. Twenty of them are wins. In those 20 wins, 15 times the number of rushes were greater than the number of throws. In the 17 losses, 15 times the number of throws were greater than the number of rushes."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (FA) Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Ronnie Brown entered the season in great shape, which has been a key to his strong season thus far. "When I stand behind him the day of the game and he's got those white pants on and I see that powerful engine, I say to myself, 'That guy is ready to go,'" offensive coordinator Dan Henning said. "He's worked hard. When we came to camp, he was in better condition. He could run longer. He was stronger. I just knew he was going to be in position to do well this year."

*** Friday Update *** RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) Adam Schefter, from ESPN, reports on his twitter feed that he doesn't believe that Correll Buckhalter will be able to go this week as the Broncos face the Patriots.

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

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

RB Michael Bush (FA) could be in for a heavy workload against the San Diego Chargers in Week 5, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Darren McFadden and Michael Bennett both suffered hamstring injuries during Week 4, so Bush may see his number called often. The team may also work FB Rock Cartwright into the mix. Bush plans to ditch the protective wrap on his left thumb that he has worn since suffering a hand injury during the preseason.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Michael Bush (FA) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports a strong performance versus the New York Giants defense in Week 5 could put Michael Bush in position to become the team's lead running back.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Bush (FA) Steve Corkran, for the San Jose Mercury News, reports Michael Bush said he hopes to show the Raiders that he is an every down running back and will have to opportunity to because of the knee injury to RB Darren McFadden. There are several people both inside and outside the organization that believe Bush is best suited to be an every down back among the Raiders backs because of his combination of size, speed and strength.

RB Michael Bush (FA) HC Lane Kiffin said on Monday that Michael Bush may be activated by the team in Week 7 once he is eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. "He could be. He looks great out there," Kiffin said. "He's the lowest he's been at his weight for over a year. He looks great and he's been buying into our program. He's been great in the weight room with our staff. He looks really good."

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Bush said his knee was hurting "really bad" during Week 4, but he's feeling much better Wednesday, Oct. 3.

RB Reggie Bush (FA) Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said Monday, Oct. 1, that Reggie Bush (knee) wasn't limited in the Week 4 game against the Arizona Cardinals. "Reggie Bush wasn't limited. Our run game was sporadic - too many negative runs," Philbin said.

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) HC Sean Payton said Reggie Bush will get the bulk of the carries this week against the Panthers now that Deuce McAllister is out for the year. Aaron Stecker and Pierre Thomas will spell Bush. "I think Stecker will be involved and Pierre Thomas will be involved, but you'll see Reggie get more handoffs (and be part of the offense) more than he's been as a ball carrier," Payton said, "We'll still have to monitor how many runs, but you'll see him more from the running back position."

*** Friday Update *** RB KaDeem Carey (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB KaDeem Carey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB KaDeem Carey (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jesse Chatman (FA) has missed the first four games because of a banned substance use suspension. Earlier this week, he sounded certain he'd be in uniform for the next game, a week from Sunday against the Bengals. Not so fast, according to HC Eric Mangini. "He has to come back, he has to show that he's in shape, he has to show he can contribute, he has to contribute on special teams," Mangini said.

RB Cedric Cobbs (FA) might miss a couple more games with the sprained ankle he suffered on Sept. 17. Cobbs didn't practice Monday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB John Conner (FA) did not practice on Saturday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB John Conner (FA) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB John Conner (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Saturday Update *** RB John Conner (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB John Conner (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB John Conner (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Cox (FA) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin indicated Michael Cox still needs to learn the offense to earn a bigger role this season.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Najeh Davenport (FA) will return kicks for the Pittsburgh Steelers in week five because their normal returner Mewelde Moore will be the team's starting running back.

RB Najeh Davenport (FA) has been signed by the team.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Najeh Davenport (FA) Police have questioned Najeh Davenport about his involvement in a domestic dispute involving the mother of his 5 year old child. Allegations of domestic violence were made involving Davenport in three 911 calls, police Lt. Thomas Stacho said. City prosecutors will review the findings to determine if charges will be filed.

*** Friday Update *** RB Najeh Davenport (FA) practiced Friday and should be able to play this week if the team calls on him.

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

RB Najeh Davenport (FA) was injured in practice Monday and limped off the field with an ice bag wrapped around his lower right leg. Davenport has dressed but not played in the past two games since he signed with the Steelers on Sept. 8. HC Bill Cowher should update Davenport's injury today. If he cannot go, RB Duce Staley would likely dress for only his second game.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Najeh Davenport (FA) has been named the team’s starting RB in week five. He will fill in for the injured Ahman Green.

*** Friday Update *** RB Carey Davis (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Carey Davis (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Carey Davis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Dixon (FA) will likely be the main running back against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5, according to head coach Rex Ryan

RB DeDe Dorsey (FA) has been lost for the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list with a torn hamstring.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeDe Dorsey (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Shaun Draughn (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shaun Draughn (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shaun Draughn (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shaun Draughn (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shaun Draughn (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reuben Droughns (FA) practiced on Thursday and is questionable for this weekend although he's expected to start. Look to see if he can go Friday.

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

RB Reuben Droughns (FA) didn't want to say anything about it; but he put on his shirt very gingerly in the locker room, and it was clear his shoulder was still hurting. Miraculously, he managed 100 yards, including some important yards on the final drive to secure the victory.

*** Friday Update *** RB T.J. Duckett (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB T.J. Duckett (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB T.J. Duckett (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

RB Justin Fargas (FA) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said RBs Michael Bush and Justin Fargas will split carries in the absence of Darren McFadden, who will miss two to four weeks with a torn meniscus. "We have Fargas and Bush and go with the two of them. Really haven't thought about changes or anything like that," Cable said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Jerome Felton (FA) practiced fully on Tuesday.

RB Justin Forsett (FA) has done everything he can to own the starting running back job, in the opinion of beat writer Jamison Hensley. "He's making yards after the hit on his own," head coach John Harbaugh said. "That's kind of how you measure a back."

*** Friday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. It's not looking too likely he'll play but there's still time this week to see what he can do.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Foster could be a game-time decision in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys. "I'm just going to go out there every day and see how it feels," Foster said. "If it feels good enough to play, I'll suit up." Foster continues to be day-to-day after being held out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Arian Foster (FA) said he was less than 100 percent during the team's Week 4 game but tried to help out the team. "I just wasn't 100 percent healthy out there (Sunday)," Foster said. "I didn't feel 100 percent myself, so I got some third downs in at the end of the game, just to try to help out. I'm glad I could make my play when my number was called." Foster rushed for six yards on eight carries in Week 4 but did catch seven passes for 55 yards.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Arian Foster (FA) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he was impressed with how Arian Foster looked during practice last week and was happy with how he played Week 4. Kubiak said Foster is starting to look like he did last season.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

RB Arian Foster (FA) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he is not worried that Arian Foster is on pace to carry the ball 412 times this season because he believes Foster can handle that big of a workload.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeShaun Foster (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Johnathan Franklin (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Johnathan Franklin (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend. Goodson had to leave practice early Friday, Oct. 4, after dealing with a tight hamstring. Goodson did not participate in team drills. Offensive coordinator Marty Morningwhig was not concerned with the injury. "I don't think there's much of anything there [with his hamstring]," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. "I'm excited to get Mike rolling."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (FA) is hopeful of making his regular season debut in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Oct. 7, after missing training camp and the first four weeks of the regular season due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Head coach Rex Ryan was non-committal about using Goodson in Week 5, saying Goodson is not in football shape.

RB Mike Goodson (FA) said he expects to play Week 5 after serving his four-game suspension but is not sure what the coaches have planned for him at this point. He said he has been working out during his suspension and has worked on learning the playbook.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (FA) will not play in Week 5.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (FA) has fumbled on three of his last 28 touches, an area of concern for the team. "It's very uncharacteristic of him. It's not in his history. It's not in his DNA. But sometimes they happen," offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. "Obviously coach (Jim) Anderson's on him, we're on him, he's on himself and hopefully it doesn't continue. It can't continue because obviously he's a feature back. It can't continue or he won't be a feature back."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) should return to the lineup on Sunday when the Texans host the Colts in their home opener. "He's fine," HC Gary Kubiak said. "He should be ready to go, unless something happens between today and tomorrow. He should be ready to go and he'll back up Steve [Slaton] and hopefully get some effective carries for us."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) could see his first action since the first play of preseason. "He's looked good," HC Gary Kubiak said of Green. "He's better than he was last week. He practiced today. Last week, he practiced strictly with the scout team. Today he's working with the offense, so it's my hope that he's ready to play with Steve."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Said coach Gary Kubiak, “He practiced today much more. I would say he is still a game time decision, but it was very encouraging.”

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. According to coach Gary Kubiak, not a lot has changed with Green. Said, Kubiak, "Ahman (Green) practiced some, so that’s encouraging as we move forward. Not much has changed in anything."

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) did not practice fully on Friday and remains questionable for this weekend. He'll likely be a game time decision as to whether he plays. Vernand Morency will likely see a good bit of time even if Green does play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) was not able to practice fully Thursday. His status for this week's game is shaky right now. The team seems to have confidence in Vernand Morency.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday he expects Green's hamstring to be healed enough to allow him to play this weekend, noting he believes Green's hamstring troubles are a residual effect of coming off the severe quadriceps injury from last season. "Frankly I was surprised he didn't play Monday night," McCarthy said. "I'll be surprised if he doesn't go this week."

RB Ahman Green (FA) missed Monday Night's game when his hamstring flared up. The team will evaluate him this week so watch to see how he practices.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) will not start in week five, but the team hopes he will be healed and ready to play in week seven (the team has a bye in week six).

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) did not practice on Friday but did some rehab work in the pool. It is looking like Green might sit against the Saints, but he will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and looks like a game time decision at best for week five with his strained knee and quadriceps. Najeh Davenport will start if Green can not play.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) missed practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable. If he can't go, expect Najeh Davenport to see lots of work.

RB Ahman Green (FA) has what the team is calling a sprained right knee. He'll be evaluated further this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Justin Griffith (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Justin Griffith (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Justin Griffith (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Grimes (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Grimes (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Grimes (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Grimes (FA) is out for this week's game.

RB Montario Hardesty (FA) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday, Oct. 3, that the four drops on short passes by Montario Hardesty is a correctable issue. "Sometimes when you catch those checkdowns, your tendency is to run before you catch it," Shurmur said. "That's what he was doing (in Week 4)."

*** Friday Update *** RB Madison Hedgecock (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Madison Hedgecock (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Madison Hedgecock (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) With Travis Henry facing the potential of a yearlong suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy, both he and the Broncos have now put his fate in the hands of the legal system in a battle over the league's testing procedures. "It's funny how a lot of things get blown out of proportion before everybody knows what happened," Broncos wide receiver Javon Walker said. "The people will see and he'll be with us the whole year and try to finish this thing strong. People out there don't know everything he knows. It's funny how they put out the worst first instead of the good. We already know what the situation is, and that will be put out at a later date and everybody will understand." Henry, who is in a legal dispute with the NFL about a positive drug test, said Friday he was advised by his attorney not to comment on anything other than football matters. HC Mike Shanahan, too, said he would not comment on the specifics of either Henry's legal battle or the potential for a suspension.

Henry met with Shanahan Thursday night at Shanahan's home. "I don't want to discuss it," Henry said of the meeting. "The NFL told me not to discuss nothing. And what I discussed with him, it's personal." "I talked to Travis last night when I got home from work, he was over at my house," Shanahan said. "I talked to him for a half-hour, an hour, somewhere in that area. I can't go into any detail because of the NFL policy. Sometime I will go into detail what the conversation was about, give you a little bit more insight."

Shanahan said if Henry's right ankle and right knee allow him to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, he will be in uniform and in the lineup for the game. Henry practiced with the team Friday. "I'm going to play Sunday," Henry said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable. Although Henry's expected to start. Backup RB Selvin Young could get a few more carries as the team tries to keep Henry fresh. But the feeling seems to be that Henry will be ready to go. "It's looking like Travis is moving around pretty well, though," Young said on Thursday. Henry hasn't practiced this week because of ankle and knee injuries he suffered at Indianapolis on Sunday.

Henry's NFL future is in legal limbo in New York. According to the NFL Network's Adam Schefter, even if Henry is suspended by the league, the process could take several weeks before a final decision is reached regarding Henry's playing status as there would most certainly be an appeal of any suspension.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) Fox 31 News in Denver reports that Travis Henry has tested positive for marijuana use and could be subject to a one-year suspension. Henry, 28, previously served a four-game suspension from the National Football League for violating the leagues substance abuse policy in September 2005 as a member of the Tennessee Titans. In related news, Henry is involved in a lawsuit to keep the NFL from using the results of a drug test to suspend him, according to court papers filed in Brooklyn federal court. On Sept. 20, Henry attempted to get a restraining order in Suffolk County Supreme Court to block the NFL from using a urine specimen against him and to stop the league from disclosing the test results. Henry claims that the NFL violated league substance abuse policy by not allowing his experts to be present for testing of his urine specimen, court papers stated.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) had a magnetic resonance imaging test on his injured right leg, but no damage was found to the knee or ankle. Still, the team held him out of practice today and HC Mike Shanahan said he didn't know whether Henry would practice Thursday.

RB Travis Henry (FA) thought his season was over Sunday when he injured his ankle against the Colts. "I was worried," Henry said as he walked with a pronounced limp from the visitor's locker room at the RCA Dome to the team bus. "I felt sharp pain in my knee, first. Then my knee and my ankle. But the X-ray came back negative, so that's a blessing. I think I'll play. I know my body, and I think things will settle down in a couple days and I'll be able to get back in there."

*** Friday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) was stretched out, taped up, and ready to go last weekend before kickoff with the Cowboys. It was then that he was told he was being deactivated in favor of RB Chris Brown and rookie RB LenDale White. The Titans had promised before the season they would rotate their running backs. They apparently didn't handle this situation very well, as the news shocked the veteran. Fisher said Monday that they would go through the week before deciding the starter for Indianapolis (4-0) this Sunday. Someone will be inactive in this game, as well.

RB Travis Henry (FA) will miss three more weeks due to suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Dan Herron (FA) has picked up the offense quickly because it is similar to the offense that was used when he was with the Indianapolis Colts. Reports indicate that Herron is going to split time with Anthony Dixon in the backfield this week. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said he has been impressed with Herron during practice and indicated Herron likely will have a role in the Week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans.

RB Tim Hightower (FA) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he thought Tim Hightower looked sluggish during practice this week, which is why the team decided to put RB Ryan Torain into the game Week 4. Shanahan would not name a starter for Week 5 and said the best running back will be used. Hightower said he is fine with competing with Torain and Helu for playing time because it will make him and the other running backs get better which will help the team.

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) The drama continues to build around Hillis. The feeling now is that Hillis and his agent will request a trade as talks are not going well.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) Hillis' agent, Kennard McGuire, said he advised Hillis not to play in Week 3 when he was weakened by strep throat. McGuire said Hillis would have jeopardized his health and career if he tried to play through sickness. "Not only could he have hurt himself but he could have hurt his team. Nobody embodies Cleveland like Peyton Hillis. If anyone wants to point a finger, point it at me," McGuire said. McGuire and head coach Pat Shurmur continue to say that Hillis didn't sit out because he was upset with the status of his contract.

RB Peyton Hillis (FA) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday, Oct. 3, that Peyton Hillis should get more snaps and more touches going forward. He saw just 10 carries in a Week 4 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) did not practice on Friday. He is listed as questionable for Week 5 but expects to play, according to Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Hillis showed up on the injury report today but ESPN's Stephania Bell reported it was not serious. From her Twitter feed: "Hillis showed up on report (thigh). No details ... Not considered serious, Stephania. Leg muscle strain. Good by Sunday."

RB Priest Holmes (FA) might be losing fewer carries to Larry Johnson. Said offensive coordinator Al Saunders, "When you're caught up in the week-to-week preparation, sometimes you do things a little bit differently than you'd do if you're able to sit back and look at everything in depth. We're able to do that this week. We've got four regular-season games against very good defensive teams to evaluate where we are right now and what direction we're going to go. It could very well be a game-by-game decision."

*** Friday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Brandon Jackson (FA) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said John Kuhn and Brandon Jackson are interchangeable and neither one is the team's go-to back, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Mike Vandermause. McCarthy said the team will feed whichever back has the hot hand during the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jackson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Jackson will most likely miss this week's game with a shin injury. Jackson missed his second day of practice on Thursday and didn't play at all in Week 4. When asked about how Jackson is progressing, Green Bay Packers HC Mike McCarthy said the following; "Well they actually tested him today. They went through the rehab test today, and frankly I haven't received the results yet. They wanted to push him through and see where he was. I'll know more when I get back inside....I'd say he's questionable."

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

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

*** Saturday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (FA) will test his ankle injury Sunday, Oct. 11, in the morning, and the team is optimistic he will be ready for the road game in Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week. Bob Condotta surprisingly reported that Pete Carroll said Jackson was likely to play this week. That's a sooner than expected return from his ankle injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (FA) could play in Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and head coach Pete Carroll is hopeful that the running back will do so despite his ankle injury. Thomas Rawls will likely be a three-down back this weekend if both Jackson and Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) don't play.

RB Fred Jackson (FA) is dealing with a high ankle sprain suffered in Week 4, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

RB Fred Jackson (FA) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (FA) said he will wear the brace on his knee again in Week 5 but does not know if he will wear it beyond this week. He did say his knee feels better than it did last week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (FA) The Bills have named Fred Jackson as their starting running back, a source told ESPN.com's Tim Graham.

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) did not practice on Friday .

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Jackson, however, is expected to play.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. The Rams official Twitter feed sounded like Jackson was doing as well he's been in a while. "RB Steven Jackson says he's feeling better and did more work today than any practices the past two weeks. Will likely keep harness this week"

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) will not play this weekend.

RB Steven Jackson (FA) will not play in week five.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) is quickly establishing himself as a dangerous all-purpose running back. He has produced 531 yards — 367 rushing and 164 receiving. His closest pursuer, San Francisco's RB Frank Gore, trails by 71 yards. "To be able to get him involved some in the passing game gives us the ability to use him in two ways," HC Scott Linehan said. "He does a lot with the ball once he gets it. So, I think that the sensible thing is to figure out more ways to get it in his hands."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaMichael James (FA) showed some frustration on his Twitter account on his lack of touches in the team's Week 4 game against the St. Louis Rams. James had zero yards on only three carries against the Rams.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (FA) is expected to be the lead running back in Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers with Darren McFadden (hamstring) unlikely to play. Jennings rushed 14 times for 45 yards and had eight catches for 71 yards in Week 4 against the Washington Redskins. At the beginning of the season, head coach Dennis Allen envisioned Jennings as a "thumper," or physical complement to McFadden.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) has unseated rookie Kevin Smith as the starter, but HC Rod Marinelli said he will rotate the backs and eventually go with the hot hand. "I think we've got two guys really fighting and competing, and I'm excited about that," Marinelli said.

RB Rudi Johnson (FA) has been moved into the starting line-up ahead of rookie Kevin Smith.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) missed Wednesday's practice with a sore knee but is listed as probable for this week's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) practiced fully on Friday and has been removed from the injury report. He will start as normal.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said he fan of giving Maurice Jones-Drew more touches in Week 5 after only getting 11 carries in Week 4. Head coach Jack Del Rio said he is no problem with the team trying to throw more.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Felix Jones (FA) Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips and owner Jerry Jones indicated that the team plans to use Felix Jones more often in the near future, according to DallasCowboys.com's Rob Phillips. "Everyone is in unanimous agreement with the staff, scouts, everybody involved that Felix needs to touch the ball more," Jones said. "He's just too much of a threat and that was our intention in preseason coming out, no matter whether he's certainly getting a chance in the running game but the passing game as well."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com, reports Felix Jones did not travel with the team for their Week 5 and has been ruled out of the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5.

*** 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) Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Felix Jones appears to be questionable for the team's Week 5 game with a knee injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Greg Jones (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Greg Jones (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Greg Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Greg Jones (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Greg Jones (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB LaMont Jordan (FA) According to HC Lane Kiffin, LaMont Jordan received some good news as X-rays taken on his injured back were negative. That will bode well for the running back's return after the team's bye week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Karney (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

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

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

RB Jorvorskie Lane (FA) The Miami Dolphins used Jorvorskie Lane in short yardage situations during their Week 4 game. Daniel Thomas had been used in that role earlier.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 5. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was asked if he thought Lewis would be ready. Daboll said, "I hope so. I think if he is ready to go and Eric thinks he is ready to go, he will be out there."

Daboll was asked about Lewis splitting carries with Jerome Harrison and he said, "I'd say if he was running real well that game and he had a hot hand, they are both going to get reps just how we did in the Minnesota game, however it's going to work. If he has a hot hand we will give him the ball as many times as we need to get him the ball to be successful."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Jamal Lewis was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 8. He said he is day-to-day due to his injured hamstring.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kregg Lumpkin (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kregg Lumpkin (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kregg Lumpkin (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Laurence Maroney (FA) Ian R. Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports Laurence Maroney acknowledged that he must change his running style in order to become more effective. "What am I doing differently?" Maroney asked. "I came to the final conclusion that I'm not running the way I used to run. I got to get back to the basics." Although Maroney is aware of the criticism of his alleged toe-tapping running style, he also is aware that if he hits the hole too quickly - and without patience - the run goes nowhere. "That's just as bad as dancing because I'm not really reading the play," Maroney added. "I'm trying to hit it fast and hard, so they can be like, 'Well, at least Maroney was running hard.' It really don't mean nothing if I ain't getting nowhere."

*** 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) shows up every day to Weeb Ewbank Hall, attends his positional meeting, and rehabs his injured knee. But that doesn't mean he's not helping the team. Behind the scenes, he has emerged as a mentor to rookie RB Leon Washington. "I just think Leon's a player with tremendous talent," Martin said. "What stands out most to me is his instincts. That's what you look for in a running back, someone who runs to daylight without thinking about it. That's the type of player he is." Jets HC Eric Mangini has confidence to keep increasing Washington's workload, from no carries in the opener to one to seven to nine vs. the Colts. The work won't decrease for a while, since Cedric Houston should be sidelined a few weeks. Martin's unselfishness is legendary. But don't be mistaken, Martin's No. 1 objective is getting back on the field. He's on the PUP list, but he's eligible to practice in two weeks. Once he begins, the Jets have three weeks to decide whether to activate him or put him on injured reserve. Martin, 33, won't comment on his prognosis, but the odds of him playing this season aren't good.

*** Friday Update *** RB Curtis Martin (FA) practiced on Friday for the first time this week and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Curtis Martin (FA) again rested his injured knee and did not practice on Thursday. However, he fully expects to start as normal in week five.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Curtis Martin (FA) rested his injured knee on Wednesday, but he is expected to start as normal in week five.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Ryan Mathews (FA) should be active for Week 5 versus the Detroit Lions, but he could see his snaps scaled back as he makes his way back from the ankle stiffness that caused him to play only eight snaps against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Mathews said he's feeling good, but he has no timetable for when he might return. He wants to make sure he's fully healthy before returning to action. "I'm feeling good," Mathews said. "I'm taking it one day at a time, doing my best to get my full workouts in and do the best that I can to get my knee right."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (FA) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he won't know who will start at running back between Ryan Mathews and Jackie Battle until the first play of the game in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints. "It's not a big deal. One had 14 carries and one had 15 carries, and if we can get that done again, it'll be outstanding," Turner said.

RB Ryan Mathews (FA) did not start in the team's Week 4 win, as Jackie Battle started the game. Mathews did not play at all in the third quarter, and he had just four carries by the start of the fourth quarter. However, he was featured in the fourth with 10 carries for 60 yards, in addition to an eight-yard reception. Head coach Norv Turner said after the game he has "great trust" in Mathews.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) has rushed for three touchdowns, the most by a Ravens running back through three games since Jamal Lewis also had three in 2004. OC Cam Cameron acknowledged that he prefers to run the ball around the goal line, an area where the 260-pound back has flourished. McClain has scored all of his touchdowns from the 2-yard line or closer. "When you got big backs [with] a nose for the goal line, let them do their thing," Cameron said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5. However, it appears that OC Cam Cameron this he'll play. "To me, he looks like he is full speed and ready to play," Cameron said.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Willis McGahee (FA) is uncertain for Week 5 after a rib injury forced him to miss much of the game against the Steelers Monday night. "He's got a rib issue," HC John Harbaugh said Tuesday. "We think he's going to be OK. We'll just have to see how the rib goes this week."

RB Joe McKnight (FA) The Chiefs placed Joe McKnight (Achilles) on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Sept. 30.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (FA) did not practice on Friday (due to illness).

RB Joe McKnight (FA) will move back to running back after the team signed CB Aaron Berry.

RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) fumbled twice and dropped a key pass in the team's Week 4 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he also scampered out of bounds late in the game when the team was trying to run out the clock. "Rashard had a very tough day and he can't play that way. He can't run out of bounds. He's a veteran. And to run out of bounds at the end of the game, that was probably the worst mistake he made all day. We need to practice him a little bit harder. I think we've been too easy on him in practice because of his injuries, and we need to hone him up more because he's not gaining anything," head coach Bruce Arians said.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) said he's likely to share touches with Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer in his first action of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5. Redman and Dwyer averaged only 2.5 yards per carry in Mendenhall's absence.

*** 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) practiced fully on Wednesday. Mendenhall said he believes he will play in the team's Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) thinks his speed and his ability to make cuts has returned after undergoing offseason knee surgery. He thinks his biggest adjustment will be learning offensive coordinator Todd Haley's new offense.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. He'll be a game time decision but as of Friday night, the mood is leaning toward negative. Stay tuned.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) has been lost for the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list with a fractured shoulder.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bruce Miller (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Moats (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Moats (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Moats (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Ryan Moats (FA) CBSSports.com reports Ryan Moats had 15 carries for 56 yards during the team's Week 4 game Sunday, Oct. 4. Head coach Gary Kubiak said, "When we gave Ryan some carries yesterday, I think we got better."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Vernand Morency (FA) only was able to manage 1 yard on four carries at the end of Monday night's game vs. the Eagles, but Packers HC Mike McCarthy was pleased with the overall performance. "He had an opportunity to have a 100-yard-plus game, and he was close," McCarthy said. "For his first time out of the gate handling the load, he touched the ball 30-plus times, I thought he did a nice job." McCarthy said the only negative regarding Morency was his fumble, which was officially charged to QB Brett Favre. "He got a little excited and reached for the football," McCarthy said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (FA) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. Moreno originally told teammates he was targeting Week 6 for a return, but a team official has told other people the team expects Moreno to miss a few more weeks. The team hopes Moreno will be able to return at some point in October. Moreno could be out until Week 9, as he said he thinks he is about four weeks away from returning.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (FA) Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports Knowshon Moreno will start in Week 5 in place of Correll Buckhalter, who is out with a bad ankle.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) returned to practice on Wednesday after serving a four game suspension. Morris could play Sunday against the New England Patriots. "I told RB coach Bobby Williams that I'll be ready to go and do my part."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Harold Morrow (FA) did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday but is still expected to be available to play in week five despite his injured ankle.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Moran Norris (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) will not play in Week 5.

Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said Parker will be the team's starter when he is healthy because at this point Parker is proven and RB Rashard Mendenhall has not proven himself yet. "Willie Parker's a proven commodity. When Rashard is (proven), then we'll re-evaluate him. I hope it gets to that problem. I'd like to have those two healthy at the same time," Arians said.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

The Associated Press reports Parker is not optimistic about playing in Week 5 because he said he is not where he needs to be in regards to his turf toe. Parker said he wants to be smart with his injury.

"I'm a competitor and I want to compete and show the world what I've got but, at the same time, I've got to be smart about it. Right now, I'm not where I need to be."

RB Willie Parker (FA) ESPN reports Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said RB Willie Parker (currently ailing with turf toe) is expected to practice in some limited fashion this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday, Oct. 7.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) has carried the football 29 and 31 times in two of the first three games. His workload could be heavy again Sunday. RB Najeh Davenport has a strained calf and has yet to play. If he is unable to suit up against the Chargers, RB Duce Staley likely would take his spot. Staley has yet to dress for a game this season. HC Bill Cowher said he is not concerned with the high number of carries for Parker as much he is with the punishment he actually absorbs in a game. There is not always a correlation between the two.

RB Willie Parker (FA) will start for the team in week five (as expected) despite the return to health of Duce Staley and Jerome Bettis.

RB Alvin Pearman (FA) will miss the remainder of the 2007 season after he sustained a tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during the team's Week 4 game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Perry (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Perry (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lousaka Polite (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lousaka Polite (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Polk (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) will miss four to six weeks with a third degree separation of his groin, reports The Washington Post. Some outlets are saying this could be a season ending injury.

RB Clinton Portis (FA) said during a radio interview Tuesday, Oct. 5, he does not expect to play in the team's Week 5 game because of a groin injury but hopes to return to the lineup soon, according to Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Portis said he had not yet received results of an MRI exam of his groin, which he injured in Week 4, but is not optimistic about playing in Week 5. "I don't think so," Portis said. "I don't think the team would even let me attempt to go and try to play on Sunday."

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. HC Joe Gibbs expects him to play Sunday. "I think Clinton will be fine," he said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Contrary to previous reports of reoccurring tendonitis in his right knee, Portis is actually recovering from a bruise and a Grade 1 sprain in his right knee, sustained during the team's Week 4 game.

RB Clinton Portis (FA) did not practice in pads Monday because of lingering soreness in his right knee. Portis was diagnosed with knee tendonitis during training camp and has yet to fully recover, which is likely the reason he was not on the field much of the fourth quarter in their last game against the Giants. "His knee is still a little agitated, and we'll see how it goes this week," HC Joe Gibbs said. "It was just a soreness that came out of [the Sept. 23 loss to the New York Giants]."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Joseph Randle (FA) will start the Week 5 game against the New England Patriots in Week 5, with Darren McFadden seeing action a couple of series later and then giving way to Christine Michael. According to vice president Stephen Jones, the team will go with the hot hand from there. Ah, the dreaded "hot hand" approach. This is a bit messy for fantasy owners to nagivate; but here goes. Randle is a RB2, McFadden is a RB4/flex and Michael is more of a "what the heck" flex. We'll see who gets the hot hand (if anyone) in what is likely to be a come-from-behind game for Dallas.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Joseph Randle (FA) Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Friday, Oct. 3, that Joseph Randle can be effective, and he could be in line for a few more snaps going forward. "The biggest threat to (DeMarco Murray's) stats is Joseph Randle," Jones said. "Frankly, I don't want to leave (Lance Dunbar) out of this equation, either. If we can, it would be good to have Dunbar with a few more touches. But make no mistake about it, Joseph Randle can be effective out there, too. Should we? We probably should have at least Randle get a few more snaps."

*** Friday Update *** RB Alan Ricard (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alan Ricard (FA) did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and is iffy to play in week five due to his injured leg.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team would like to get Ray Rice more involved in the passing game Week 5. Rice was used often in pass protection during the team's Week 4 game.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. He sounds ready to be back in the swing of things. “It feels good to be back in the full rotation of things,” Rice said. “My knee feels much better. I’m going out there trying to make plays. I’m not trying to do anything special. I just want to be myself.”

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Stevan Ridley (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stevan Ridley (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Stevan Ridley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stevan Ridley (FA) looks like he'll get more opportunity this week as RB Danny Woodhead has missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Evan Rodriguez (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Evan Rodriguez (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Evan Rodriguez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Evan Royster (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable 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.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cory Schlesinger (FA) got a bit of work in on Wednesday and Thursday, but he is still at least a week away from returning from his broken leg.

RB Cory Schlesinger (FA) is closer to returning from his broken leg, but he is still questionable for week five.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marcel Shipp (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marcel Shipp (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rod Smart (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rod Smart (FA) did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and is iffy to play in week five due to his injured groin.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Kevin Smith (FA) Carlos Monarrez, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he was not happy with the team's running game in Week 4, particularly in the second half, when the Chicago Bears focused more on stopping deep passes by playing Cover 2. RB Kevin Smith gained just 16 yards on seven carries in the second half after only gaining 14 yards on 12 carries in the first half. "What happened at halftime," Schwartz said, "is they went in and they started playing a significant amount of Cover Two to say, 'Hey, we've got to put the fire out on the outside part of the field.' In that circumstance we need our run game to be able to take over. We didn't get that accomplished. That's the thing that was disappointing."

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Jason Snelling (FA) Falcons head coach Mike Smith expects Jason Snelling to be cleared to practice this week, and he will likely be active in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers.

*** Friday Update *** RB Olaniyi Sobomehin (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Olaniyi Sobomehin (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

RB C.J. Spiller (FA) will be able to play Week 5 even though he suffered a sprained ankle in the team's Week 4 game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (FA) said his shoulder is feeling better than it did last week and hopes to be able to play in Week 5.

*** Saturday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (FA) said he has not lost any confidence even though he has not been getting many touches this season. "I know I can play in this league," Spiller said. "I'm not letting my confidence shoot down because I'm not getting the touches. I know what I'm capable of doing, what type of player I am. I'm not for one second thinking that I can't play running back in the NFL, so whenever I get my opportunity I'm going to take advantage of it."

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) did not register a carry in the team's Week 4 game, and head coach Mike McCarthy said that will change going forward. "James Starks should touch the football every single game," McCarthy said Tuesday, Sept. 30. "That will not happen again."

*** Friday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) is out for this weekend's game. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated James Starks could miss a few weeks because of his knee injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ben Tate (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Tate is expected to start in Week 5 if he is able to play because Tate's experience allows the team to expand their playbook. Terrance West has been in front of Isaiah Crowell on the depth chart, but head coach Mike Pettine said Crowell may deserve more playing time. "It's not an easy problem because if you spread it too thin over three then you run the risk of none of them really getting into the groove of the game," Pettine said. "If you restrict it to just two, now you're looking at potentially having a guy that's fresh on the sideline that's not doing anything. It is an issue and you kind of have to play it by ear."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Ben Tate (FA) returned to practice Tuesday, Sept. 30, for the first time since spraining his right knee in the season opener Sept. 7. It means that Tate is likely to return to action in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. He's expected to return to the starting lineup, too, despite the solid play of Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell in his absence. "That's what we brought Tate here for, to be the starter," running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery said last week. "He's the No. 1 running back in this offense. Right now, you can say we miss him. We miss his experience. We miss his leadership with the group. Speaking from that standpoint, we'll be open arms and welcome to have Ben back into the fold." Tate was wearing a brace on his knee while doing individual drills Tuesday.

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

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

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

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ben Tate (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ben Tate (FA) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ben Tate (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ben Tate (FA) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Ben Tate or Derrick Wardwill be active in Week 5 and will be the No. 3 running back in the game.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ben Tate (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Ben Tate (FA) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Ben Tate is day-to-day after suffering a groin injury in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Taylor (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Taylor (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Taylor (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (FA) said Tuesday, Oct. 4, that he will be ready to return to game action in Week 6 against the New York Jets after the team's bye.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (FA) Saints head coach Sean Payton said Pierre Thomas' ankle injury is not a high ankle sprain, reports The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Payton said he a normal ankle sprain and that Thomas has a chance to play in Week 6.

*** Friday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) Kevin Acee and Tod Leonard, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports LaDainian Tomlinson said he felt pretty good in his return to action in Week 4. "I felt pretty good," said Tomlinson, who missed the two previous games with a sprained ankle. "I'm still working my way back. I wouldn't say I was there. A little rusty." However, Tomlinson only carried the football seven times in the game, mainly due to the Chargers falling behind quickly. "We got down so fast, we couldn't run the ball," Tomlinson said.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) says he will not be overloaded this season. "I won't have 370 carries," Tomlinson said. "I guarantee that." Tomlinson is on pace for 411 carries. Tomlinson also explained that the plan this season has been to let RB Michael Turner be the one to bang away and power up the middle to drain the clock. "Putting Michael in keeps me from having to carry the whole load. I think it's smart," said Tomlinson.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Torain (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) was struck in the face by a beer bottle during the team's Week 4 game. Vickers did not apparently sustain any injuries as a result. "He was a little frustrated," said Derek Anderson. "He was pretty mad, I know that. He did a great job. He's our guy."

*** Friday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Danny Ware (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Danny Ware (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Danny Ware (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Danny Ware (FA) was arrested on an alcohol charge on Saturday night. Ware, a Georgia football standout, was cheering on his old team against Alabama. Ware and a 24-year-old Dallas woman attracted a police officer's attention at about 2:25 AM Sunday because they seemed oblivious to traffic that had to steer around them as they stood in the street talking, according to police. Ware admitted that he'd been drinking, and a breath test showed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.152 grams, police said.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Leon Washington (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Leon Washington (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kenny Watson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kenny Watson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kenny Watson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced without limits in Friday's session; however he is listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Redskins. "He was able to get through everything and it looked like he did it well," HC Andy Reid said. "We'll see how he feels later today and tomorrow." It appears he will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Westbrook was limited in practice for a second straight day, but continues to make progress, according to HC Andy Reid. "He looked real good out there today," Reid said. "We're just being smart with it and adding something every day."

For what it's worth, Redskins CB Byron Westbrook said after talking with Eagles RB Brian Westbrook that he doesn't think Brian will play this Sunday in their Week 5 contest. "I don't think he'll play," Byron Westbrook said. "The ankle injury is more serious than what the Eagles put out. You know how Andy Reid is about injuries and giving out information." Byron, who acts as Brian on the Redskins scout team, said that he last spoke to Brian on Sunday. "If he goes out and plays at 75 percent, you could end up making it a lot worse. He would want to get to 90 percent to really be able to play," Byron said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Westbrook participated in the team's morning walk-through and at least some drills in the afternoon session on Wednesday. "I'm definitely encouraged. I've gotten better every day," Westbrook said.

RB Brian Westbrook (FA) said that when he warmed up at Soldier Field Sunday, he couldn't maneuver quite well enough to play in the Eagles' loss to the Bears. "We warmed up and we tested it. It just wasn't right. You would hate to go out there and injure it more, and then be out for two, three, or four more weeks," Westbrook said. HC Andy Reid isn't sure if Westbrook will be ready for Week 5. The team will hold its first practice Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) HC Andy Reid denied a report on Tuesday that Brian Westbrook is recovering from an abdominal tear, saying instead that the injury is an abdominal strain.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) will be a game time decision. Unfortunately, it's the 4 PM game and there likely won't be any word until about an hour prior to game time. That's too late for most people to turn in line ups. Westbrook seems more likely to play than his teammate Donte' Stallworth but understand that he's a risk. We're very cautious here as Westbrook was expected to play last week and did not.

Here is what Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro writes Saturday night on the Eagles' official website: "Whether Westbrook plays, I don't know. Nobody knows. There is no hidden agenda here, no secret motives or plans. Westbrook has to prove in the pre-game period that he can run and cut and push off that leg and play to the level at which he has been such a strong force in his career.

We wait. It's the calm now, and tomorrow is the fury. I know you are all on pins and needles about his condition and about this game. I wish I had something more definitive for you. I don't. The Eagles don't."

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not participate in the practice on Thursday, which is something he was doing last week before it was decided he shouldn't play against the Packers. Westbrook continues to nurse a bone bruise in his right knee that has bothered him for three weeks. Westbrook missed practice for the third straight day on Friday, and HC Andy Reid said he was day-to-day. Westbrook continues to have right knee inflammation and is still listed as questionable. Correll Buckhalter and Ryan Moats will carry the load if Westbrook is unable to play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend’s game. According to the team's official website, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is preparing as if Westbrook will play Sunday.

"You have to go in and game plan like you're going to have him," Mornhinweg said. "Otherwise, if you have him, all of a sudden you're scrambling late to get some work in with him and get some things in for him. You go in like he is going to play."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Wednesday but is expected to play this weekend according to HC Andy Reid. Reid reluctantly has acknowledged that Westbrook's injury is a bone bruise, which might involve cartilage damage. Dr. Art Bartolozzi, former team orthopedist for the Eagles and the Flyers, said Tuesday that while he doesn't know the specifics of Westbrook's case, it sounds pretty familiar. When a knee suffers a bone bruise, Bartolozzi said, the covering articular cartilage, the smooth, glistening, sliding surface at the end of a bone, tends to flake or peel off and create inflammation. The first treatment is rest, which the Eagles now have tried. The second is draining fluid that develops because of the irritation, which the Eagles also have tried. The third would be a cortico-steroid injection, to mitigate the irritation and cut down on the fluid being produced. We don't know if the Eagles have tried that. The next step would be an arthroscopic cleanout. Recovery time could be anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks, Bartolozzi said, depending on how much work is necessary. Bartolozzi emphasized that he wasn't saying Westbrook needs surgery, that he can't say that without examining him. "I'm concerned about a knee that constantly swells,'' Bartolozzi said. "That indicates subtle damage to the cartilage or joint lining.''

RB Brian Westbrook (FA) said his right knee hurt enough to keep him off the field Monday night, and there is some serious concern that this could be a lingering problem. A team source said Westbrook had his knee drained a few weeks ago, and it has not been ruled out that he will have that procedure done again. Westbrook said Friday that he was getting better. So it was surprising that he was unable to play Monday. One theory is that the Eagles are saving Westbrook for Sunday's NFC East showdown with the Cowboys, but that does not dismiss the fact that Westbrook has been questionable for three straight weeks. For his part, HC Andy Reid does not believe the injury is worse than the team thought: "When you have the bone bruises there is always the chance that there is something going on with the cartilage and that's why we have been holding him out," Reid said. "But we think he is going to be alright this week. We'll see how the inflammation stays out of there. It is out of there right now and hopefully it stays out of there." Reid also added that he does not expect Westbrook to practice on Wednesday.

RB Cadillac Williams (FA) LeGarrette Blount and Kareem Huggins will split carries with starting RB Cadillac Williams for the foreseeable future, reports the St. Petersburg Times.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) Roy Cummings and Ira Kaufman, of The Tampa Tribune, report the Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to give Cadillac Williams more touches in the future because of how he has looked during games. "We went into the season with the mentality of let's work Cadillac in. Our thinking was we could rotate him in with the other backs, but as good as he's looked, it's time we become more committed to Cadillac Williams as a full-time guy," offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. Williams is averaging five yards per carry.

RB Cadillac Williams (FA) will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. In somewhat related news, free agent RB Corey Dillon declined an invitation to join Tampa Bay by saying, in a word, "No." via a text message to his agent Steve Feldman. Also, the Buccaneers sent an inquiry to the Minnesota Vikings regarding third-string RB Mewelde Moore, according to a source close to the team. The source also said the Bucs refused the Vikings' request for a first-day draft pick in return.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) remains a game-time decision, but the Buccaneers are saying it is a little more likely that he may play in week five. “He's getting better,” HC Jon Gruden said. “He did things with the trainer much better today than he did the previous two days, so I'm encouraged by his progress.” “Last week, I didn't feel my chances of playing were too good, but I wound up playing anyway,” Williams said. “It will all come down to what [trainer] Todd [Toriscelli] and coach Gruden decide, but I definitely want to play. I mean, I'm feeling pretty good today. It's not too painful. It feels the best it's felt, so that's a plus.” We'll have official word for you well before game time tomorrow morning on our Sunday Updates.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) did not practice again on Friday. He says he is feeling better, but it looks like Williams will be a game-time decision in week five. He's wearing a walking boot and has acknowledged it's a "long season" and he'll have to pace himself. Michael Pittman would start if Williams can't go.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) did not practice on Thursday due to his injured foot and hamstring. He is still questionable to play but admitted on Thursday that it might be a “good idea” for him to sit in week five. Coach Jon Gruden had this to say: “If the guy’s able to play, he’ll play,” said Gruden. “We’ve got to win games. I’ve got a lot of concern with this game. But, Jiminy Christmas, there aren’t a lot of guys in our locker room who feel good right now. That’s just the way it is. The guy has a strained arch and with that has come maybe some slight tightness in his hamstring. Every player in football has got to deal with it – young, old, we’ve got a number of guys who are in similar straits as this guy." Gruden said the decision would come down to what the medical folks say said, “We’re not going to fool around with it. If he’s okay to play, if he’s cleared by our doctors and trainers, he’ll play. If he isn’t, he won’t. This isn’t the preseason. These are regular season games and we have got to win, we have to find ways to win and we need our best players to win games.”

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. “The thing is he hasn't really been able to test his hamstring because of the foot and he hasn't been able to test out the foot because of the hamstring, if you know what I mean,” HC Jon Gruden. “It's not a serious injury. We are just concerned with the foot strain. He was in a boot the last two days. If you ask him he's great, but we have him listed as questionable.” Guess that clears everything up.

RB Cadillac Williams (FA) is questionable for the week five game against the Jets due to a bad hamstring and a nagging (but improving) sore arch. Since Michael Pittman filled in so well in week four, the team does not need to rush Williams back before he is healthy. Williams says he expects to be ready for Sunday: "I'm not worried, but they're definitely kind of snowballing on me," he said. "I know I'm going to get healthy, and I'll be ready to go Sunday." Coach Jon Gruden was a little more cautious:"We're going to do what we deem to be best for him and for this season," Gruden said. The team believes Williams' hamstring injury might be related to him favoring his injured arch.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Saturday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) has rushed for only eight yards on three carries in the last two weeks since Le'Veon Bell has returned, but offensive coordinator Todd Haley said he would like to have Williams more involved. "I would like to see him carrying it more," Haley said. "It is difficult though, when you have Le'Veon. Do you give it to him? Do you take him off the field? All those things factor in. It's something we have to balance and feel within the game for. I'm sure as we go forward, it will continue to work out."

*** Friday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Williams had right foot and ankle in a cast Wednesday, Oct. 1.

RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) left the Week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens due to a right ankle injury, and is doubtful to play in Week 5 against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Williams is still sore, but he doesn't have any structural damage. Darrin Reaves could draw the start against the Bears next week, but the Panthers running game didn't look promising against the Ravens this week.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** RB Karlos Williams (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Karlos Williams (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Karlos Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Karlos Williams (FA) sustained a concussion in Week 4, and his status is uncertain against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Keiland Williams (FA) The Redskins likely will add practice squad RB Keiland Williams to the active roster before their Week 5 game, reports The Washington Post.

RB Ricky Williams (FA) said Tuesday that he was briefly tempted to smoke marijuana during the team’s Week 4 bye. His next such infraction will constitute a life-time ban for Williams.

RB Ricky Williams (FA) applied for NFL reinstatement Monday, his agent said. Williams is under contract with Miami. But new HC Cam Cameron has not indicated whether he wants Williams to stay with the team. "Ricky is extremely excited about the prospect of playing in the NFL again," Leigh Steinberg said. Williams' current suspension began in April 2006 after he violated the league's drug policy for the fourth time. He tested positive for marijuana this April, again delaying his return.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Williams (FA) said he has a sore left shoulder but is fine and was ready to return to the team's Week 5 game against the St. Louis Rams Thursday night.

RB David Wilson (FA) is hoping to earn more carries at running back by performing well on kick returns, and it is something that is working. "We probably had as good a field position based on our kickoff return game that we've had in a long, long time," head coach Tom Coughlin said of Wilson's 36.2 yard average on returns against Philadelphia on Sunday night. "David Wilson as a weapon is quite obvious now [and] people are really going to have to contend with that aspect of our game."

*** 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) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

RB Cedric Benson (GB) Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements said the goal is to get Cedric Benson more carries, because he gets better with more work. "He's a workhorse and when he touches the ball, the more he touches it, the better he gets," Clements said Monday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) is reportedly unhappy with his role in the offense this season, and he showed it during a post-game interview after a Week 4 victory over the Buffalo Bills. "I'm not in the best mood to really talk about all that right now," Benson said. "We started off rough in the first half and I didn't know what we were doing. We were rotating a lot and I didn't know what was going on. I don't know. I really can't comment on it." He rushed for 104 yards on 19 totes, averaging 5.5 yards per carry.

RB Cedric Benson (GB) NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said a decision on the suspension for Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson is expected to come down soon. Benson is appealing a three-game suspension after serving 20 days in jail in August after coming to deals to settle two misdemeanor assault cases.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5. He's listed as probable.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) did not practice on Thursday. Benson has been bothered with a hip injury. Let's see if he's able to work Friday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) OC Bob Bratkowski said Benson will probably spell Chris Perry at times. "We looked at him on film, we looked at him in the workout," Bratkowski said. "He looked good in practice. He had nice quickness and good feet. It's good to have him here."

RB Cedric Benson (GB) has been signed by the team. With DeDe Dorsey and Kenny Watson injured, HC Marvin Lewis said earlier in the week that the Bengals were looking at adding a running back.

RB Cedric Benson (GB) coughed up his third fumble in 74 carries this season in the second quarter Sunday and found some pine. After Ernie Sims forced the ball loose from Benson's grip on a second-quarter carry, Benson sat out the remaining 11 minutes of the first half as OC Ron Turner inserted rookie Garrett Wolfe with the No. 1 offense for the next two series. "Obviously, he's got to hold on to the ball," Turner said, quickly adding he had planned to get Wolfe some playing time.

*** Monday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) He has not looked that sharp, but could be thrust into the starting role if Jones injury is serious.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Grant (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Grant (GB) practiced fully on Thursday. He's expected to be ready to go this week after being held out last week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Grant (GB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Ryan Grant (GB) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Ryan Grant has been cleared to practice this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ty Montgomery (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ty Montgomery (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Montgomery is heading into Week 5 under the impression he will suit up against the Dallas Cowboys despite breaking multiple ribs on the first play of his team's Week 4 win over the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. "I'm going to continue to get treatment," Montgomery said. "We're going to talk about a plan as far as what type of protection I can wear. Obviously, there are rib cages and flak jackets. We're going to talk about it."

RB Ty Montgomery (GB) said he has multiple broken ribs, but he is feeling better.

*** Friday Update *** RB Aaron Ripkowski (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Aaron Ripkowski (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Aaron Ripkowski (GB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamaal Williams (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamaal Williams (GB) practiced fully on Wednesday. Williams said Tuesday, Oct. 3, that he might be ready to play in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Alfred Blue (HOU) is battling a turf toe injury, head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday, Oct. 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Andre Brown (HOU) began running Thursday, Oct. 3. Brown is still at least a month away from returning to the field.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Andre Brown (HOU) Giants planned to split the carries between Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown evenly in the Week 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but Bradshaw played 58 of the 68 offensive snaps, while Brown was in on just nine and he had five carries. Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said Thursday, Oct. 4, that the team doesn't trust Brown enough in pass protection, and they had been forced to throw more than they had planned.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ron Dayne (HOU) is looking good in practice. Said coach Gary Kubiak, “He looked good. (He) had a real good practice yesterday, practiced well today. I’m expecting him to come back and run the football well."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tyler Ervin (HOU) was officially placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Oct. 4.

*** Monday Update *** RB Tyler Ervin (HOU) suffered a torn patellar tendon and will require surgery. He'll miss the rest of the season.

*** Friday Update *** RB Andre Hall (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

RB Andre Hall (HOU) sprained his right wrist during the team's Week 4 game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cecil Sapp (HOU) has been signed by the Texans. Yesterday, we incorrectly reported him as being signed by Denver. We apologize for the mistake.

RB Cecil Sapp (HOU) has been signed by the team.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jordan Todman (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jordan Todman (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** 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) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Derrick Ward (HOU) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Derrick Ward will see more touches in the future after running for 80 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders, according to The Associated Press. "He's been showing some good things in practice, but you never know until you transfer them to the game," Kubiak said. "He's a big load. He's a big guy. He's always falling forward. I think he fits what we do. He's been very into what we do. I think he's caught up mentally and I think you guys will see even more of him."

*** Friday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week. Gore will pass NFL legend and Hall of Famer Jim Brown (12,312) for sole possession of ninth place on the league's all-time rushing list with 20 more yards in Week 5 against the Chicago Bears.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this week.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) was limited in practice but he's expected to play this week. Remember he was really iffy last week and played.

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) will not play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) will not play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) was excused from Wednesday's practice. He practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) is listed as questionable for Week 5 and is a game-time decision, reports Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (IND) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Stanley Havili (IND) will miss at least one week because of a mild ankle sprain.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Jones (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Jones (IND) is not in head coach Jay Gruden's doghouse after a crucial goalline fumble in Week 3 against the New York Giants. "He's never lost my trust (because of fumbles). A couple of weeks ago it was Alfred (Morris) who was in my doghouse and he's not. It's just the way it works out with the handoffs and the carries. I like both of those guys."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marlon Mack (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marlon Mack (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Christine Michael (IND) will have a role in the offense, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones, with Lance Dunbar (knee) possibly out for the rest of the season. Jones also said the Cowboys will see who's available at the running back position.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Devin Moore (IND) will be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve with a brachial plexus injury that he suffered during Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mewelde Moore (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mewelde Moore (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mewelde Moore (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Mewelde Moore (IND) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mewelde Moore (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mewelde Moore (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Mewelde Moore (IND) suffered a left ankle sprain in Week 4 and could miss Week 5. The team worked out at least one running back today with RB Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) also banged up.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mewelde Moore (IND) Mewelde Moore will be the starter for Week 5 according to HC Mike Tomlin.

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Mungro (IND) did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and is not expected to play in week five due to his injured knee.

*** Friday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Friday Update *** RB Robert Turbin (IND) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Robert Turbin (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Robert Turbin (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Robert Turbin (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tyler Varga (IND) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tommy Bohanon (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tommy Bohanon (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Tommy Bohanon (JAX) has a fractured collarbone, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Leonard Fournette (JAX) became the first player in franchise history to record a touchdown from scrimmage in each of the team's first four games to begin a season with his rushing score in Week 4 Sunday, Oct. 1, against the New York Jets.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Leonard Fournette (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Leonard Fournette (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Chris Ivory (JAX) ran like a man possessed in the team's Week 4 win over the Miami Dolphins in London, and he lost yardage on just one of his 29 carries and gained nine or more yards a whopping 10 times. "Sometimes I see bodies out there out of my peripheral (vision)," Ivory said. "If I don't feel like I can get outside, I try to pick a shoulder ... and that's usually the guy in front of me."

RB Chris Ivory (JAX) played 37 snaps (58% of the offense) in Week 4. Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell only played on 18 and 11 snaps, respectively.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (JAX) partially participated in Saturday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (JAX) did not practice on Thursday .

RB Chris Ivory (JAX) Saints head coach Sean Payton said Chris Ivory was healthy enough to play in Week 4 but has to wait to play until after Week 6 because he is on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daryl Richardson (JAX) said on Twitter that he isn't going to start in Week 5. Richardson is now saying that there will be competition for the lead back role against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher wouldn't say who would be the starting running back this weekend. The Rams are currently last in the league in rushing, averaging just over 47 yards per game. Richardson is averaging a measly 2.7 yards per carry. "We have just had one day of practice and all the backs got to participate in practice, so we've got different things for different style of runners," Fisher said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Denard Robinson (JAX) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Denard Robinson (JAX) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Denard Robinson (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Denard Robinson (JAX) will continue to be involved in a rotation at running back with Toby Gerhart. Head coach Gus Bradley said the team strongly believes in Gerhart but will continue to search for the right mix at the position.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Denard Robinson (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Denard Robinson (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Will Taufoou (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Will Taufoou (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) will remain as the team’s starting RB and is slated to receive the majority of carries. "We don't plan on splitting carries," said HC Lovie Smith. "Thomas Jones is our starter and he'll get the bulk of the plays. We would just like to give him a little bit of relief and get Cedric [Benson] in there some.”

*** Friday Update *** RB Darrin Reaves (KC) Darrin Reaves, Fozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya will all receive carries early in the game Week 5, and the team will continue to use whichever running back is producing, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

RB Darrin Reaves (KC) is expected to be the team's starting running back in Week 5 because of the injuries to DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and Jonathan Stewart (knee). Panthers will take a look at the running backs available in free agency because of the injuries they have at the position, according to head coach Ron Rivera. The team also hopes Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) will be ready to play in Week 5.

*** 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.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Spencer Ware (KC) has lost a fumble in each of his last three games. His three lost fumbles are the most in the NFL this season.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Spencer Ware (KC) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jay Ajayi (MIA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jay Ajayi (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jay Ajayi (MIA) is likely to see more carries after head coach Adam Gase said that his usage of four running backs was bad coaching on his part. "Going forward, hopefully we can target a couple of guys a game or one guy a game and let that guy get in the flow of it," Gase said.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) missed Wednesday's practice but that's likely something we'll continue to see. Said coach Herm Edwards, “We’ve got the Curtis Martin Wednesday … the Curtis Martin rules,” referring to how Curtis Martin used to take off Wednesday's just to keep him rested.

RB Larry Johnson (MIA) could be losing more carries to Priest Holmes. Offensive coordinator Al Saunders said that they might look at how the carries are distributed differently. Holmes has outplayed Johnson of late.

*** Monday Update *** RB Dalvin Cook (MIN) suffered a knee injury in Week 4 and will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. He will require surgery.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerick McKinnon (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerick McKinnon (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Jerick McKinnon (MIN) ran for 135 yards on 18 carries in the team's Week 4 win over the Atlanta Falcons, but head coach Mike Zimmer is hesitant to call him an every-down back, with Matt Asiata also in the mix. Zimmer prefers a committee approach at running back, because it poses more problems for defenses. Asiata is more of a between-the-tackles runner, while McKinnon presents a change of pace with his speed and quickness on the edges. McKinnon also isn't very polished in pass protection.

RB Jerick McKinnon (MIN) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** RB Latavius Murray (MIN) said his ankle isn't 100 percent after offseason surgery, but he's ready for a big workload if needed in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** RB Latavius Murray (MIN) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Latavius Murray (MIN) did not practice on Thursday. Murray is dealing with turf toe, according to sources. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said he hopes Murray will be able to play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Latavius Murray (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, "Latavius Murray wants to play Sunday vs SD, but a foot injury makes it doubtful for now that he will be able to, per sources."

*** Friday Update *** RB Latavius Murray (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

RB Latavius Murray (MIN) still has the confidence of head coach Jack Del Rio, despite a rough outing in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears. Murray accounted for two turnovers for Oakland, but Del Rio still believes in his young running back. "I remain confident. We have some good young players. None of us are perfect. We all are capable of making mistakes," Del Rio said. "I think the sooner you own up to mistakes, the quicker you can put them behind you and move forward."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bishop Sankey (MIN) is likely to see more work in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns than he has in his first four games, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said on his radio show Tuesday on 104.5 FM The Zone. In the last two weeks, Sankey has been on the field for 22 and 29 snaps, the highest totals of any Titans running back. Whisenhunt again noted that Sankey's footwork has improved.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Bolden (NE) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Bolden (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Bolden (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** 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 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.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (NE) has been declared inactive for Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (NE) is out for this week's game.

RB Rex Burkhead (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (NE) partially participated in Monday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (NE) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dion Lewis (NE) signed a two-year extension through the 2017 season Thursday, Oct. 8. Lewis has $800,000 salaries in 2016 and 2017 and received a $600,000 signing bonus. He can earn $1.8 million in incentives in 2016-17.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) has a good chance to return to practice after the team's Week 5 bye, reports Shalise Manza Young, of The Boston Globe. He has been dealing with a toe injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) will not play in Week 5.

Christopher L. Gasper, of The Boston Globe, reports Taylor underwent surgery Thursday, Oct. 8, to repair severe ligament damage in his right ankle and could miss the rest of the season, according to a league source.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) The Boston Herald reports Taylor had surgery yesterday to repair torn ligaments in his right ankle, a close friend of Taylor told the Herald last night.

The veteran running back will miss at least Sunday’s game at Denver, and his timetable to return isn’t known.

Contrary to reports that his season is in jeopardy, Taylor last night told a close friend he believes he will be back this season.

Taylor, who returned to his Boston-area home after the surgery, told his friend the procedure took two hours. He will know more about his playing status after meeting again with doctors.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) 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.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ladell Betts (NO) suffered a groin injury and did not practice on Friday. Unless the injury worsens, he is expected to play in week five.

*** 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.

*** 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 .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) is averaging just 3.5 yards per carry to 5.0 yards per carry for Pierre Thomas. However, Ingram is getting nearly all of the short-yardage and goal-line carries against heavier fronts. Ingram has 10 carries when the team needs one yard for a first down, while Thomas has none. Overall, Ingram has 53 carries to just 27 for Thomas.

*** Friday Update *** RB John Kuhn (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB John Kuhn (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB John Kuhn (NO) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** 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.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Deuce McAllister (NO) said Wednesday that he had no swelling in his surgically-repaired knee, just the "normal soreness" and called that a promising sign after a heavy workload in Week 4.

RB Deuce McAllister (NO) appears ready to take on an increased role in the offense. HC Sean Payton said he had held back McAllister for precautionary reasons, but that McAllister will be heavily involved from here on out. That showed in the fourth quarter when McAllister, who underwent two knee surgeries last September, rushed six times for 15 yards to help set up a field goal in the fourth quarter. "He wears 'em out," FB Mike Karney said. "He gets stronger as the game goes on. As he said (after the game), he could go another quarter."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (NO) said the left knee he injured last December requiring major surgery and dedicated rehabilitation is stronger now than if he wouldn't have had surgery. "I feel (the knee) is better than it was last year," Peterson said. "With that being said, I know that I've got a little ways to go to get to where I want to be."

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Adrian Peterson (NO) HC Brad Childress was asked Monday about the fact that Adrian Peterson had only two rushing attempts in the second half of Sunday's loss to Green Bay after rushing for 108 yards in the first half. "I'm not so keen on that as him being a good teammate and contributing in whatever way he can like in those kickoff returns," Childress said. "That takes its toll, too. The 52-yard kickoff return, I know he kneeled down with a bunch of them, but we're going to continue to mix those guys in and out. That's not something that we run in and look at the statistics and say, 'Geez, he's got a 100.' We're going to continue to change those guys up and put those fresh legs in there from time to time. Whether it's Chester [Taylor's] fresh legs or whether it's Adrian's fresh legs."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Orleans Darkwa (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Orleans Darkwa (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the team has confidence in Brandon Jacobs even though he has rushed for 11 yards on 11 carries since returning to the team. "When called up, he's still a powerful guy that we're going to utilize in those short-yardage and goal line situations. He actually played on a lot of special teams and contributed a week ago," Coughlin said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) said he is ready to play in the team's Week 5 game. "I'm ready to play," Jacobs said regarding his knee. "It's nothing now, it's all gone now."

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Brandon Jacobs' knee is a little bit swollen and he is listed as day-to-day.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) is ready to play, but he’s also ready to share carries with Derrick Ward. "Just look around the league," Jacobs said this week. "Every team has two backs. D-Ward is a very good back. We're going to utilize both of us when things are right. (The coaches) see that D-Ward is capable of being very productive. They know that I can go out and do the same thing. Why waste talent? Why waste the talent we have?"

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday. He is ready to return to his starting job one month after spraining his right knee in the season opener. RB Derrick Ward has played so well filling in for him however that HC Tom Coughlin has to decide how to split the work. Coughlin refused to say whether Jacobs would start against the Jets (1-3) on Sunday. He intends to wait until the end of the week before making a decision who starts and how much time each player gets. "Obviously there are plays that they would run which would be the same, but there are different reasons for using them and you would like to be able to utilize their talent," Coughlin said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (NYG) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 5 game Thursday, Oct. 3.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Chris Ogbonnaya (NYG) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (NYG) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Chris Ogbonnaya likely will be the No. 2 running back Week 5 because of the injuries to Ben Tate (groin) and Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder).

*** Thursday Update *** RB Paul Perkins (NYG) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Paul Perkins (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** RB Paul Perkins (NYG) had X-rays on his bruised ribs, which were negative. It's likely to be a pain tolerance issue moving forward.

RB Shane Vereen (NYG) was held without a catch for the second straight week against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Oct. 4.

*** Friday Update *** RB Shane Vereen (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shane Vereen (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shane Vereen (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Travaris Cadet (NYJ) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Travaris Cadet (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Travaris Cadet (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Forte (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Matt Forte (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Forte (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

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

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

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

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

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

RB Matt Forte (NYJ) said his contract situation has been a distraction for him at times this season and expects to think about it at times for the rest of the season. Forte said he and the team were far apart when his agent last talked to the team.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cedric Houston (NYJ) will not play this weekend.

RB Cedric Houston (NYJ) suffered a hyper-extended left knee in the third quarter of Sunday's 31-28 loss. Houston is expected to be out two to four weeks. Veteran RB Derrick Blaylock, who was deactivated in favor of Houston the past two games, will likely be activated this week.

RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) left the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins in London due to a groin injury. Powell's status for the Week 6 game against Washington Redskins will not be updated until after the team's Week 5 bye, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team is not going to change their running back depth chart even though Bilal Powell started Week 4 and received more playing time than Shonn Greene. Ryan said Powell received more time because of the personnel groups the team was using.

RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) played in 32 of 53 offensive snaps in Week 4, while Shonn Greene played in just 18 snaps. Powell received a lot of extra time because he's the third-down back and the Jets were trailing in the game; however, Greene wasn't happy after the game, brushing off the media.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Zac Stacy (NYJ) Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team will probably go with a committee approach at running back in Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Zac Stacy could receive his chance after Daryl Richardson, Isaiah Pead, and Benny Cunningham haven't been very productive. "I think Zac's done a really good job since he's been here," Sam Bradford said. "He's a very talented runner. He's a powerful guy. He's got great vision. He makes cuts in the hole that are quick and decisive, so I'm excited to see him out there." Stacy has only one carry for four yards on the season against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. He was inactive in Weeks 2 and 3. The rest of the team's running backs haven't been good in pass protection through four weeks, and although he hasn't proven himself in the NFL yet, Stacy had a reputation as a good pass blocker coming out of college.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) is out for this week's game. "He is running very well," said coach Pete Carroll. "However, it's just two weeks now, and he's just getting over it. We've seen some guys around the league try to come back. He could try to come back and play, but we think he'd be vulnerable. He needs another weekend to get through it, and then by next week, by Wednesday or something, we think we can get him going again."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) may be a game-time decision for Week 5, according to head coach Pete Carroll. "We're going day-to-day on this thing, and it will take us all the way to the end of the week before we know," Carroll said. "He did make a lot of progress last week, and was able to run around some and all that."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) remains day-to-day with a hamstring injury Wednesday, Oct. 7, according to head coach Pete Carroll. The Seahawks won't have a clear idea of whether he'll be available for Game 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals until later this week.

RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) was able to run during pregame warmups Monday, Oct. 5, and appears to have a good chance to play in the Week 5 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) Bills have traded Marshawn Lynch to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for two draft choices, reports FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer. The Bills will receive Seattle's fourth-round pick in 2011 and a conditional late-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Lynch, who had been the speculation of plenty of trade talks this year, became expendable with the Bills drafted C.J. Spiller in the first round of this year's NFL Draft.

After acquiring Lynch, the Seahawks released RB Julius Jones.

*** Friday Update *** RB Oren ONeal (OAK) will not play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Oren ONeal (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Oren ONeal (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeAndre Washington (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAndre Washington (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAndre Washington (OAK) Should see opportunity this Sunday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, "Latavius Murray wants to play Sunday vs SD, but a foot injury makes it doubtful for now that he will be able to, per sources."

*** Saturday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PHI) should expect his role to shrink with Tom Brady back from suspension, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this week. The team, however, does not appear to be overly concerned about his availability for Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reno Mahe (PHI) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reno Mahe (PHI) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reno Mahe (PHI) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Wendell Smallwood (PHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Wendell Smallwood (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) is still limited by his injured ankle and remains iffy to play in week five.

*** Friday Update *** RB Roosevelt Nix (PIT) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Roosevelt Nix (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Roosevelt Nix (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Duce Staley (PIT) might be inactive in week five. The backup RB job will likely go to Jerome Bettis, and Verron Haynes is able to play special teams. That leaves Staley without a defined role.

*** Friday Update *** RB Duce Staley (PIT) practiced all week and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Duce Staley (PIT) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Duce Staley (PIT) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play in week five.

RB Austin Ekeler (SD) is expected to see an uptick in action going forward, as the team looks for ways to get the ball in his hands.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Melvin Gordon (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Melvin Gordon (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday. Gordon wants the ball more often after finishing with 22 yards on 10 carries - including only four rush attempts in the second half - in a Week 4 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chris Gronkowski (SD) said he expects to play in Week 5 despite being listed as questionable for Week 5, reports Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News. Gronkowski said the injury is similar to one he suffered in college and he did not miss a game with that injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Gronkowski (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Gronkowski (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Branden Oliver (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Branden Oliver (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Chris Carson (SEA) underwent surgery on his left ankle Tuesday, Oct. 3.

*** Monday Update *** RB Chris Carson (SEA) has a broken bone high up in his left leg as well as a high ankle sprain, according to head coach Pete Carroll, who added Carson has not yet had an MRI to determine the full extent of the injury. Carson was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 2. Carson is scheduled to undergo surgery, and the team hopes Carson will be able to return late in the regular season.

*** Friday Update *** RB Eddie Lacy (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Eddie Lacy (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Eddie Lacy (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Eddie Lacy (SEA) Packers may go with a combination of Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions. James Starks (knee) is injured and may not suit up for the game. "I think as far as running style, it really depends on the game plan, who you are playing and how you rotate those guys in," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "Some people try to run certain schemes with certain backs. Some people play them differently based on personnel groups. Those are game plan questions."

RB Eddie Lacy (SEA) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Eddie Lacy (concussion) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 30.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Prosise (SEA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Prosise (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** RB C.J. Prosise (SEA) had a "good pregame workout" in Week 4 and should be able to play in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

*** Monday Update *** RB Thomas Rawls (SEA) was a healthy scratch in Week 4, but head coach Pete Carroll seemed to suggest he would get the nod over Eddie Lacy in the wake of Chris Carson's "significant" leg injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Marcel Reece (SEA) Reece's MRI results came back negative Monday, Sept. 30. "It's really a matter of when's he going to be physically able to go," head coach Dennis Allen said of Reece. "It's not a surgical procedure or anything like that that needs to be done. It's just, whenever he's ready to go."

*** Friday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (SEA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tyrell Sutton (SEA) Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Tyrell Sutton likely will be the kick returner in Week 5 because of the concussion suffered by Mike Goodson.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Breida (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Carlos Hyde (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Stephen Davis (STL) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stephen Davis (STL) missed practiced on Thursday but is expected to play fully in week five.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Stephen Davis (STL) rested his knee in Wednesday but is expected to start as normal in week five.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (STL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (STL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (STL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (STL) is scheduled for surgery Friday, Oct. 9, and his season is over.

RB Lance Dunbar (STL) suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee in Week 4. He will miss the remainder of the season.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Todd Gurley (STL) is spending extra time working on his receiving skills before and after practice, according to the Los Angeles Times' Gary Klein.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Todd Gurley (STL) practiced without a knee brace Tuesday, Oct. 6. It was the first time he has done that since offseason knee surgery.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) Falcons' offensive coaches have been trying to figure out how to unleash Jerious Norwood. "He's shown that he's able to make big plays for us," HC Bobby Petrino said. "We have to give him more opportunities and more touches. I think we're still waiting for him to have that breakout game. I think it's just the number of touches. He needs more touches."

*** Friday Update *** RB Chase Reynolds (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chase Reynolds (STL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chase Reynolds (STL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Earnest Graham (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Earnest Graham (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Earnest Graham (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) was activated from the Reserve/Suspended list Monday, Oct. 2.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) did not practice on Saturday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

RB Doug Martin (TB) has not practiced in two weeks and appears unlikely to return in time to face the Carolina Panthers in Week 5 either, according to The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jacquizz Rodgers (TB) has the confidence of head coach Dirk Koetter to handle a significant number of snaps in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Charles Sims (TB) did not practice on Saturday and is not expected to play this week. Sims will be a game-time decision against the Carolina Panthers in Week 5, head coach Dirk Koetter said Friday, Oct. 7.

*** Friday Update *** RB Charles Sims (TB) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Charles Sims (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

RB Charles Sims (TB) Sims' role could diminish in Week 5 after he has struggled in a starting role the following two weeks. Head coach Dirk Koetter said the team is considering making changes in personnel to fit into the roles of their strengths.

*** Friday Update *** RB Antone Smith (TB) has scored every 4.3 times he has touched the football this season, yet he is fourth among the team's tailbacks with 13 touches on the season. Offensive coordinator Dick Koetter said the team is deep at tailback and they feel good about all of their backs. He went on to note that Smith is making the most of his playing time. "Guys earn their touches and he's doing a good job. You can make a great argument that he deserves more," Koetter said. Smith has three touchdowns in four games this year. He averages 16.4 yards per touch during his career.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Antone Smith (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Antone Smith (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Shonn Greene (TEN) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said he hopes Shonn Greene (knee) will be able to participate in practice this week but indicated Greene has some work to do before being ready to play again.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) Dave Hutchinson, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has been impressed with Shonn Greene and said he wants to use Green as part of a rotation with RBs Thomas Jones and Leon Washington. Green rushed for 23 yards on four carries in Week 4, although he did suffer an ankle injury in the game. "The kid is a good running back," Ryan said. "He has some explosiveness. He kind of turned his ankle late in the game. I think this kid has a chance to be a good one."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmard Hall (TEN) said Wednesday, Oct. 5, that the substance for his four-game suspension was Adderall. He said he took the banned substance in February, while readying to make a long drive with his family from Nashville to Texas. "It was a stimulant I took to stay up on a long drive. It was Adderall," Hall said.

RB Ahmard Hall (TEN) was eligible to return from his four-game suspension Monday, Oct. 3. Head coach Mike Munchak said Hall is in great shape, and should help the running game get even better after a solid showing in Week 4. The team is expected to release FB Quinn Johnson, although they have a one-week roster exemption and don't have to make a move just yet.

*** Friday Update *** RB Quinn Johnson (TEN) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Quinn Johnson (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Quinn Johnson (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) said he's not getting enough touches in the offense Sunday, Oct. 4. "No, I'm not," Murray said. "I don't think I am. It's how the plays are being called. I love this offense. I love playing with these guys. It's just how it is."

RB Rob Kelley (WAS) said Tuesday, Oct. 3, that he feels he'll be ready to play after the team's bye week. He suffered an ankle injury in the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Oct. 2.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rob Kelley (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rob Kelley (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rob Kelley (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Thompson (WAS) was not as involved in the passing game in Week 4 due to game flow and the lack of pass attempts (24) in general, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Wide Receiver

*** Thursday Update *** WR John Brown (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR John Brown (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) agreed that his synchronicity with Kevin Kolb remains a work in progress, but "we're getting better." The duo combined for eight receptions and 102 yards in Week 4, but Fitzgerald wasn't satisfied. "We left a lot of plays on the field, too," Fitzgerald said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) partially participated in Thursday’s practice but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR J.J. Nelson (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR J.J. Nelson (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR J.J. Nelson (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR J.J. Nelson (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR J.J. Nelson (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Ross (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Ross (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** 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) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Robert Ferguson (ATL) did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Robert Ferguson (ATL) missed practice Thursday and is looking very doubtful for Sunday's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Robert Ferguson (ATL) suffered an injury that HC Mike McCarthy said was severe enough that it would make him doubtful for the game Sunday. McCarthy said there was no fracture in the foot as Ferguson feared after the game Monday night, but gave no other details.

WR Robert Ferguson (ATL) was on crutches in the Packers' locker room late Monday night with a right foot injury that he feared might be broken. "I hope it's not (broken)," Ferguson said. "But from the looks of it, it is." The top of Ferguson's foot was swollen extensively.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin Hardy (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin Hardy (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) suffered a hip flexor injury in the team's Week 4 game and was unable to finish the contest. Jones, however, isn't expected to miss playing time since the team has a Week 5 bye, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) is expected to play in the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins even though he is listed as questionable for the game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** 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.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Jones said the training staff tried to keep him from returning in the team's Week 4 game after he suffered a stinger to his leg. "It was just the initial hit, I was like, "Wow." But it was just like a little stinger," Jones said. "It was nothing drastic. It was nothing serious. I went back out there and I finished the game." His knee injury is unrelated to the injury he suffered Sunday night.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) practiced fully on Wednesday. Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter confirmed Tuesday, Oct. 2, that Julio Jones is still hindered by a hand injury. Jones suffered a right hand laceration in Week 3 against the San Diego Chargers. While he was active in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, he had just one catch. "He still had eight targets (in Week 4). That's a fair number; it just didn't work out. Eight targets and one catch is not a good percentage. Julio's hand is not 100 percent. Credit him for playing and running his routes hard," Koetter said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Courtney Roby (ATL) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Courtney Roby (ATL) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five despite his injured toe.

*** Monday Update *** WR Mohamed Sanu (ATL) underwent an MRI on Monday, Oct. 2, and is expected to miss two or three weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mohamed Sanu (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mohamed Sanu (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Sanu (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. With Isaac Bruce out, Bennett will be leaned on more heavily. Said WR Torry Holt, "Drew's going to have to step up."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday. He could start this weekend if Isaac Bruce can't play.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Monday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) He finally showed up so we are mentioning him. The emergence of Ben Troupe should also open things up more for Drew Bennett (who has been double covered often).

*** Friday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) partially participated in practice on Friday. For what it's worth, coach Jeff Fisher said, "He is ok, we just kind of shut him down this week to let him recover." If you've played this game long enough, you know to take coach Fisher with a large grain of salt. Bennett is battling a sore knee, heel and hip and looks to be clearly less than 100% to us.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) missed practice Thursday but coach Jeff Fisher indicated he trusted Bennett to be able to play well without a full week of practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday and is listed as questionable for week five with injuries to his foot and knee.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) is on pace for 84 catches, 1,456 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, but he said he still feels that he and Nick Foles need to improve their chemistry, especially on deep routes. "Unfortunately we haven't been on the same page much, but we'll continue to grow and get it going," Maclin said.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) was limited to just one catch for seven yards in the Week 4 game against the New York Giants, but head coach Andy Reid said the hip wasn't a factor. "I wouldn't say it was his hip bothering him," Reid said. "It was just how things fell. He had a few plays that were dialed up for him and they had that area covered with their zone coverage. So you had to go a different direction. That was just by chance. Jeremy, he's fine."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) Philly.com reports Jeremy Maclin will start in the team's Week 5 game, even if Kevin Curtis can play. Curtis, however, is unlikely to play in the game as he is still battling a knee injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Breshad Perriman (BAL) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Breshad Perriman (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Breshad Perriman (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Breshad Perriman (BAL) is still trying to recover from his posterior cruciate ligament sprain. Head coach John Harbaugh said it is one of the longest rehabs he has seen for this injury but is not blaming Perriman.

WR Mike Wallace (BAL) Well respected beat writer Ed Bouchette wrote today that he expected Wallace's stats to "explode" with the return of Ben Roethlisberger.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ramses Barden (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ramses Barden (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kaelin Clay (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kaelin Clay (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Andre Holmes (BUF) is expected to start opposite Zay Jones in Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) suffered a sprained shoulder in Week 4 but the injury is not considered serious.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordan Matthews (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordan Matthews (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** WR Jordan Matthews (BUF) is expected to undergo thumb surgery to have a pin inserted, and he could miss a month.

*** Friday Update *** WR Peerless Price (BUF) is out for the season with a disc problem in his neck that will require surgery. Price becomes the ninth Bills player to go out for the season due to injury. Bills HC Dick Jauron said Price will undergo an operation later today and will be placed on the IR next week. Jauron said that WRs Josh Reed and Roscoe Parrish will share duties as the starter opposite Lee Evans in the two-receiver set.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rod Streater (BUF) could return in five to six weeks since screws have been placed in his injured foot, according to his agent.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Tate (BUF) is expected to join Wes Welker in two-receiver sets for the team now that they have traded Randy Moss, reports ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Julian Edelman will likely be the team's third receiver and rookie Taylor Price could be active on game days after being inactive the first four games of the season.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Damiere Byrd (CAR) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Clowney (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Clowney (CAR) returned to practice Wednesday after breaking his collarbone in the preseason.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Devin Funchess (CAR) practiced fully on Saturday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Funchess (CAR) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Funchess (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ryne Robinson (CAR) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ryne Robinson (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Curtis Samuel (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Curtis Samuel (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Russell Shepard (CAR) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Russell Shepard (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Russell Shepard (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Johnny Knox (CHI) said Friday, Oct. 5, that he is uncertain if the team plans to activate him from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list before the end of the regular season. "I haven't heard," Knox said. "The last thing I heard was that I was going on PUP back in training camp. That's the last thing I heard." Knox is attempting to return from a spine injury that occurred last Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week. Royal is looking like he'll be a game-time decision for the team's Week 5 game Sunday, Oct. 9, according to head coach John Fox. Royal hasn't practiced all week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) suffered an ankle sprain in the team's Week 4 game, but the injury is considered minor, according to a source. Wheaton looked dramatically improved Tuesday and has a good chance to play in Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers.

*** Friday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin White (CHI) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list because of a high ankle sprain as well as a fractured fibula. White could return to the lineup in eight weeks.

WR Kevin White (CHI) was having his "best game of the year" versus the Detroit Lions, according to head coach John Fox, who declined to update his wideout's status Monday, Oct. 3, after the second-year player left the Week 4 game during the third quarter in considerable pain.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com, reports Roy Williams did not travel with the team for their Week 5 and has been ruled out of the game with injured ribs.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5. Miles Austin looks like he will get his first career start.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) did not practice on Thursday. Coach Wade Phillips said the receiver doesn't have to practice in the next few days to play against the Chiefs.

"Obviously, if guys don't practice it lessens the chances that they'll play," Phillips said. "But if Roy Williams is healthy enough to play, then he's going to play."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday. Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com, reports Williams said he expects to play in the team's Week 5 game despite injured ribs. Williams said he had trouble breathing after he suffered the injury but no longer has that problem.

WR Roy Williams (CHI) Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com, reports Roy Williams suffered three bruised ribs in Week 4 and is considered questionable for Week 5. Head coach Wade Phillips said Williams has some cartilage damage.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) did not practice on Thursday. "He had a little bump on the knee yesterday," said OC Jim Colletto. "He got some swelling on it and we just kind of decided to rest him a little bit today because the turf isn't the most pleasurable thing to run on all the time. So he just rested." Colletto was then asked if Williams will play in Week 5. He replied, "Oh yeah. He can play."

*** Friday Update *** WR A.J. Green (CIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR John Ross (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR John Ross (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this week.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) Titans general manager Ruston Webster acknowledged Friday, Oct. 4, that the team has fielded "a call or two" from teams interested in trading for Kenny Britt. However, he added there have been no major discussions. "We're not making calls," Webster added.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Kenny Britt (CLE) expects to fully practice Wednesday, Oct. 2, after sitting out Week 4 because of his injured ribs.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Kenny Britt (ankle) has some work to do if he is to play in Week 5. Britt was limited to individual drills in practice Wednesday, Oct. 3. "He's taken the next step as far as being on the field and running again," Munchak said. "How he responds tomorrow and how much more he can do tomorrow ... There's no doubt he's going to have to improve the next couple of days to help us on Sunday. But at least he's headed in the right direction."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) will get the start this week with Justin Gage nursing a hamstring injury.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammie Coates (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammie Coates (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Corey Coleman (CLE) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Corey Coleman (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Corey Coleman (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Josh Gordon (CLE) has not yet applied for reinstatement, a source said Tuesday, Oct. 3.

WR Josh Gordon (CLE) will remain on the NFL's Reserve/Suspended list pending further notice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Josh Gordon (CLE) has slowly made progress, but offensive coordinator Brad Childress said earlier this week that Gordon had "his best practice of his professional career." The Browns might be without WRs Travis Benjamin (hamstring) and Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring) due to injury, so Gordon has a chance to see a bigger look in the offense.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bryce Treggs (CLE) Browns head coach Hue Jackson indicated that Bryce Treggs will be active for the team's Week 5 game against the New York Jets.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week. It seems unlikely he'll play Sunday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) did not practice on Thursday. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported, "WR Dez Bryant is described as unlikely to play Sunday, source said, though he'll try to test his knee tomorrow (Friday) in practice."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday. Bryant could play against the Cincinnati Bengals this week, according to owner Jerry Jones, who said he "wouldn't rule him out" during a radio appearance.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) could return after the Cowboys' Week 6 bye, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. Bryant recently had a positive examination of the injured foot and there have been no setbacks. Bryant broke his foot in Week 1 against the New York Giants. Bryant has been telling his teammates that he expects to return to the field for the Week 7 game against the New York Giants.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident that Dez Bryant is the best he's been at any point in his career this year, and he thinks he should be getting more balls thrown his way by Tony Romo. Romo has completed 72.4 percent of his passes this year, good for third highest in the league, but he hasn't taken many risks, including throwing to a double-covered Bryant. "The same kind of throw you throw to him in the end zone the other day that he made that catch," Jones said. "He can make that catch with two people on him. You throw him the ball when he's double-covered. He's been thrown to when he's double-covered. You can do that."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) said his thigh is about 85 percent at this point but expects it to be completely healed for the team's Week 6 game.

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said a thigh injury to Dez Bryant has hampered his conditioning due to him being unable to practice. "It is, because he hasn't been able to practice and he really hasn't been able to run," Garrett said. "Our training staff has done a great job trying to get as much work with him as possible without taking any backward steps on the thigh bruise, but that's definitely a factor ... Receivers need to be able to run throughout the ballgame, and when you don't practice and you don't run throughout the week, it's hard for you to maintain the pace that you need to maintain throughout a 60-minute game."

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brice Butler (DAL) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brice Butler (DAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brice Butler (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday. Butler (hamstring) said Tuesday, Oct. 7 he hopes to return after the team's bye next week. He is targeting a return in Week 7 against the New York Giants.

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

WR Rodney Smith (DAL) practiced fully on Tuesday.

WR Terrance Williams (DAL) fumbled in the fourth quarter near the goal line in Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers. Head coach Jason Garrett called it an "effort play," and said the rookie has to learn from the experience. "He catches it short of the goal line, and he wants to get in, and he extends the ball, and one of the things he's going to learn as a young player is when you're in those situations, guys are fantastic at getting the ball out - it's a physical game, and they're going to knock the ball out," Garrett said. "So he'll learn from that experience."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bennie Fowler (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bennie Fowler (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bennie Fowler (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cody Latimer (DEN) is out for this week's game.

WR Cody Latimer (DEN) is considered day-to-day after he suffered a groin injury during the team's Week 4 game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cliff Russell (DEN) will not play in Week 5.

WR Cliff Russell (DEN) accompanied the rest of the team on its charter flight to Denver after a scary fourth-quarter incident Sunday that left him numb, strapped to a backboard and hospitalized. "All the tests have been normal so far," head athletic trainer Steve Antonopulos said in the locker room after the game. "His symptoms have resolved. . . . Everything looks good now." Russell was covering a kickoff return when he was tripped up behind the play and suffered a sprained neck. Antonopulos said the numbness in Russell's arm and down his legs later dissipated.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said the Broncos are looking to get Emmanuel Sanders more involved in the offense.

*** Friday Update *** WR Rod Smith (DEN) still isn't ready to return to the field. "I'm improving every day," Smith said. "I feel better now than I did a month ago. But am I ready to play football? I don't know because I haven't played. I'm doing everything it takes to get back on the football field and, honestly, I'll find out when you find out." Smith can come off the PUP list before the next game, Oct. 21 against the Steelers if he's healthy enough to do so.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** 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 Matthew Willis (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said he is not sure if Jonathan Baldwin will be active for Week 5. Baldwin has missed the first four games of the season because of a thumb injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) practiced fully on Thursday. Baldwin has been a full participant in practice this week and could make his debut with the team in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brian Clark (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice due to dehydration.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Golladay (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Golladay (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) did not practice on Wednesday because of a possible ankle injury. The injury does not appear to be related to his broken foot.

*** Friday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** 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) will not play in Week 5.

*** 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) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Chaz Schilens is listed as day-to-day.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said he expects Golden Tate to have a big game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5.

WR Golden Tate (DET) was not benched in a Week 4 loss against the Chicago Bears and remains an important part of the offense, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

*** Friday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Charlie Adams (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Charlie Adams (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Adrian Arrington (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Miles Austin (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Miles Austin (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Miles Austin (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Miles Austin (FA) Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Miles Austin has made progress and may be able to play Week 5. Austin has been able to run on his injured hamstring.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Miles Austin (FA) Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Miles Austin will start in Week 5 in place of Roy Williams, who is not expected to play due to injured ribs.

*** Friday Update *** WR Miles Austin (FA) looks like he will get his first career start with Roy Williams unlikely to play.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jason Avant (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jason Avant (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jason Avant (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jason Avant (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jason Avant (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Donnie Avery (FA) was only involved in one or two plays in Week 4 but head coach Mike Munchak said the team wants to get Avery more involved with the offense moving forward.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (FA) partially participated in Wednesday'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) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Banks (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (FA) said his attitude needs to change, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. Berrian played in 85.5 percent of the team's Week 1 plays and 89.2 percent of their Week 2 plays, but saw his playing time to drop to 58.8 percent of their Week 3 plays. When asked if he's happy, Berrian said: "Good question. Anytime a player's reps get cut or anything of that nature happens, a player's never going to be happy." Berrian said rotating in and out of a game is more of a challenge. "You don't really know what's going on. It's a little bit harder to find out what your role is but you just have to take your shots and roll with it," Berrian said. Berrian's role will likely be reduced even more with Randy Moss now on board.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (FA) is questionable with a knee injury sustained in practice earlier this week. On Saturday, he practiced during the brief portion that was open to the media. It was a light practice without pads, so it’s hard to read anything into it. Berrian did say after practice that he’s “optimistic” about playing.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) In the Week 4 game against the Cleveland Browns, Anquan Boldin was in on 98 percent of his team's offensive snaps.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) underwent surgery Thursday evening to repair a sinus fracture. He is out for Week 5, but the team is hopeful he can return the week after. The doctor who performed the surgery said that a hockey player was playing 10 days after a similar procedure.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) did not practice on Thursday. HC Ken Whisenhunt said he expected to know either way on Boldin by Friday, but Larry Fitzgerald seemed to indicate he didn't expect Boldin to play. "This is not my first time playing without Q," Fitzgerald said. "It's definitely a lot easier when he is out there. I am going to have to definitely play good football and guys are going to have to pick up the slack."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Boldin, according to his father Carl Boldin, received "a couple of stitches on his lip" and suffered a fractured sinus membrane when he was sandwiched by Eric Smith and Kerry Rhodes during the final minutes of the Jets' 56-35 victory at Giants Stadium. HC Ken Whisenhunt said he was uncertain if Boldin could return to action as early as Sunday, when the Cardinals have a home game against Buffalo. "If it was left up to Anquan he would be able to play today," his father said. "But we have to err on the side of caution. If he's cleared medically, though, he'll play."

WR Anquan Boldin (FA) was carted off the field after a scary helmet-to-helmet collision in the end zone with 27 seconds remaining in the Cardinals' 56-35 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. Preliminary X-rays revealed no injuries and he was moving his extremities. Boldin was resting Monday at home and taking a day off from tests, but he will be re-evaluated this week. HC Ken Whisenhunt said he isn't sure if Boldin has a concussion or not, but he reiterated that Boldin was talking and alert Sunday and passed all the spinal and neurological tests in New York.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) is listed as doubtful. Boldin did not practice all week and could be a game-time decision. "I think it's more about how he feels," Whisenhunt said. "But you don't ever want to say a guy like that's not going to play. He's too tough that you can't just say he's out."

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) did not practice on Thursday. He will likely need to get some work in on Friday in order to play this weekend as HC Ken Whisenhunt is not a fan of playing players that have not practiced during the week. "I believe you need to practice, no matter who you are," Whisenhunt said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. A examination on Boldin's injured hip earlier this week revealed no new problems, and he will attempt to practice this week in preparation for Sunday's divisional game against the St. Louis Rams. He was still experiencing pain Tuesday, however, so his status for this week is undetermined.

WR Anquan Boldin (FA) HC Ken Whisenhunt said Anquan Boldin will have his hip further evaluated Tuesday because of continued soreness. "Every time he picks his leg up or moves his leg out, he's having a little bit of pain. He got better, but we just want to make sure there's not something going on in there that we don't know about," Whisenhunt said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Dwayne Bowe (FA) HC Herm Edwards had this to say about his gifted rookie Dwayne Bowe who is off to a terrific start. "The thing I liked about him the most is he brought energy. I said that when we drafted him. I said he was a big physical guy who will go in who will catch the ball when he is contested in tight coverage. He'll go across the middle... He's very competitive, very, very competitive and the more he plays the more confidence he's gaining as a football player. But I just think that every week he shows you a little something different. He brings electricity when he plays, that joy. He always wants the ball."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jarrett Boykin (FA) has a more severe groin injury than originally thought, and he has been ruled out for Week 5. He could also miss the Week 6 game against the Miami Dolphins.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jarrett Boykin (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Jarrett Boykin (FA) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mark Bradley (FA) has been signed by the team. KR B.J. Sams was released to create a spot for Bradley.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Bradley (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

WR Mark Bradley (FA) has been moved into the starting lineup replacing Justin Gage.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marlon Brown (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marlon Brown (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marlon Brown (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Brown (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Brown (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Brown (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Mike Brown (FA) will not play Week 5 and may not be able to return for Week 6 either.

*** Friday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) will not play this weekend. Drew Bennett will be leaned on more heavily. Said WR Torry Holt, "Drew's going to have to step up."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) missed practice again and according to ESPN's John Clayton, is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) missed practice again on Thursday and is expected to sit again in week five.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week five due to his turf toe.

WR Isaac Bruce (FA) is still suffering from turf toe and is questionable to play in week five. Kevin Curtis and Shaun McDonald have shown they are capable fill-ins for Bruce, so he will not be rushed back until he is healthy. His toe was so bad Sunday that he did not even attempt to test it out in the pregame. Even though Bruce is calling his status "day to day", the St. Louis Post Dispatch says Bruce will miss "at least a couple of more games". Coach Mike Martz said Bruce and injured TE Brandon Manumaluena won't play until they're totally healthy: “Brandon (Manumaleuna) is very close. I don’t know that he’ll play this week or not. If there is any risk at all, he won’t play. Same with Isaac (Bruce). We’ll move on and wait until they are completely ready to go.”

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Bryant (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** 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.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (FA) is out for this weekend's game. Burleson, who is wearing a hard cast on his broken left forearm, is hoping to return soon. "I anticipate being out there pretty darn soon," Burleson said at Ford Field Tuesday before he received the Ed Block Courage Award. "Put it like this. When I get back, I'm still going to try and go after that 1,000 yards." His hard cast will be removed Thursday, Oct. 3, and will be replaced by a removable splint next week. Burleson said he's already running.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Nate Burleson (FA) is expected to be back in week 6 according to coach Mike Tice.

*** 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 .

WR Andre Caldwell (FA) CBSSports.com reports Andre Caldwell said he sprained his right shoulder Week 4, but that he would be ready to play Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) is listed as probable with a second-degree dislocation of his left shoulder. Clayton says the injury occurred during training camp and was aggravated two weeks ago against the Packers and again last week versus the Lions. He is expected to play through the injury via treatment during the week and the use of pain killers before the game. Said coach Jon Gruden: “He’s been limited before. It’s not like he wasn’t limited the whole offseason and limited at times during camp while he was working himself back in. We’ve got plenty of alternatives that we’re working on, and Ike Hilliard will be a part of it, certainly. Edell Shepherd’s a young guy who will get a chance, and we’ll see what happens. But we expect Clayton to play and if he doesn’t then we’ll have guys ready who are.”

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play as normal in week five.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) injured his right arm or wrist on the final frenzied play of the Jets' loss to the Colts but is expected to play against the Jaguars. He did limited work in practice yesterday and is listed as questionable with a lingering calf injury. The arm or wrist injury isn't on the injury report. Coles, in his seventh season, hasn't missed a game because of injury since his rookie season. "Do I look okay?" Coles said yesterday before practice. "You see me getting dressed don't you? I'll be out there (on Sunday)."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and remains questionable for this weekend’s game.

WR Laveranues Coles (FA) looked like he was seriously injured after the Colts game Sunday as he lay on the field writhing in what looked to be pain. But he says he's ok so watch to see how he practices.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) is listed as questionable for Week 5 and is a game-time decision, reports Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star. Wilson said his "hunch" was that Collie will suit up. It's a 1 PM start so we'll have official word for you well before kickoffs on our Sunday Update page.

*** Friday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Philip Anderson of the Indianapolis Star is leaning towards Collie playing. "Just my gut on this. Collie wouldn’t go out there and risk hurting his foot more if the plan was to rest him. Then again, there’s always the chance the injury is aggravated from the work and he sits. I have to lean one way or another, so I’ll lean toward him giving it a go."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) did not practice on Thursday. The Indianapolis Star’s Phil Wilson did not sound good about Collie playing this week. Wilson wrote: "Colts WR Austin Collie is still hobbling around with a boot on his right foot. Starting to think he sits and Pierre Garcon starts Sunday."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marques Colston (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marques Colston (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marques Colston (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marques Colston (FA) Saints head coach Sean Payton said Marques Colston is expected to have an increased role in the offense Week 5 because he is completely healed from his collarbone injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marques Colston (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marques Colston (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marques Colston (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marques Colston (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marques Colston (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (FA) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 5.

Head coach Rex Ryan and his teammates expect Cotchery to play although there's an outside chance he may not. It's unclear when Cotchery suffered the injury. It likely occurred in Wednesday's practice because he popped up on the injury report Thursday as being limited in practice. That the Jets don't play until Monday night bodes well for Cotchery. "I'm expecting him to play, but (him missing the game) is a definite possibility," said Ryan on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (FA) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) said his family wants him to quit football after suffering a concussion in the team's Week 4 game. "They're saying, 'I know you love the game but we don't want you to play anymore,'" Cribbs said of his own family. "They're like, 'Family's more important. You've got so many years of your life. You've showed enough good football.'" Cribbs, however, said he is ready to play in Week 5 and is not afraid of taking a hit.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Josh Cribbs (FA) is feeling fine and expects to play in Week 5 against the New York Giants. He will undergo more concussion tests Thursday, Oct. 4, though.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable to play in week five due to his injured knee.

*** Friday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Cruz (calf) isn't doing much, but he's able to keep his knee strong, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Craig Davis (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Drew Davis (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Drew Davis (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Drew Davis (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Rashied Davis (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Rashied Davis (FA) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rashied Davis (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Aaron Dobson (FA) wasn't benched the last few games for mouthing off to an assistant coach, according to head coach Bill Belichick. "In my year and a half with Aaron Dobson , he has always been respectful to me and to the rest of the coaching staff. He has never once been argumentative or confrontational. The suggestion and reporting that his playing time was in any way the result of a 'loud disagreement' with a coach is completely false," Belichick said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Aaron Dobson (FA) was inactive for the Week 3 and 4 games because he "mouthed off" to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, a source said Wednesday, Oct. 1.

WR Aaron Dobson (FA) was on the inactive list for the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Sept. 29, but he is a healthy scratch.

*** Friday Update *** WR Aaron Dobson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Aaron Dobson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Aaron Dobson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Aaron Dobson (FA) avoided major damage in Week 4 and is dealing with soreness in his back and neck. He underwent an MRI Tuesday, Oct. 1, and his status for Week 5 is unknown.

*** Friday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** 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.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kris Durham (FA) played in 92 percent of the team's 66 offensive snaps in Week 4 win over the Chicago Bears and scored his first touchdown of the season with Patrick Edwards (ankle) and Nate Burleson (forearm) out. Durham played two snaps less than Calvin Johnson and 20 more than Ryan Broyles. Durham finished with three catches for 58 yards, a career high for him. "It gives me some confidence," Durham said. "I think it gives Matthew some confidence in me. I was in the right place at the right time and made good throws, good catches."

*** Friday Update *** WR Kris Durham (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) could be leaned on Monday night as Jerricho Cotchery is battling a hamstring injury. Cotchery was limited Thursday and did not practice Friday.

Edwards is further along in his understanding of the system than some thought he would be. "It's amazing," offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said. "Even in the walkthrough, we were walking through some things with Braylon and Mark [Sanchez], and little code words and tags like, 'Hey, do you want me to poster this?' It's like, 'Wow, he knows that.' Really sharp guy and again he's ahead just because a lot of the stuff that we call things, he's heard it called the same things before. Not 100 percent, but there's quite a bit of carry over."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) is diving into the playbook. "It went well with the terminology," Edwards said. "That's the big thing coming over to a new system. Can you get it? Can you learn it? It went real well today. I feel pretty confident."

Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said he has no concerns that Edwards will be ready to go against the Dolphins.

"He's a really sharp guy," Schottenheimer said. "He's ahead, just because a lot of the stuff that we call things he's heard it called the same thing before. It's not 100 percent, but there's quite a bit of carryover."

And, that comfort level showed.

"He was really pretty smooth, to be honest with you, for a first day," tight end Dustin Keller said. "It seemed like he had been doing this for a little while. We know he's just going to get that much better and open things up for us."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cleveland Browns traded WR Braylon Edwards to the New York Jets for WR Chansi Stuckey, LB Jason Trusnik and two draft picks.

Head coach Rex Ryan said he believes newly added Edwards is going to be a major factor within the team's offense, and provides the team with a strong option in the red zone.

Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said Edwards will play under his current contract. Edwards is currently in the final year of his existing contract. Edwards said he does not want to be a distraction to the Jets and that he is happy with his current contract as it is.

WR Braylon Edwards (FA) The Associated Press reports the NFL is investigating whether Braylon Edwards violated the league's conduct policy following accusations he assaulted a man outside a nightclub. "We are looking into it," league spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday, Oct. 6, in an e-mail. "It is premature to speculate about potential discipline." Although Edwards has not been charged with a crime, the league's conduct policy states that discipline may be imposed for 'the use or threat of violence'.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) plans to use Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble Sunday the same way he did when the two were in college. "I destroyed Gamble every time I played him," said Edwards. "If he happens to match up on me, I'll treat him just like I treat anybody else - I'm going to try and destroy him." Edwards’ two-game against Gamble is 17 catches for 237 yards and two TDs plus another 87-yard TD nullified by a holding call.

*** Friday Update *** WR Patrick Edwards (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Patrick Edwards (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Patrick Edwards (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Patrick Edwards (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5. Engram will start on Sunday in the slot. HC Mike Holmgren did not want to put a number on how many snaps Engram will see but expects to see him on the field for at least half of the snaps.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. He reportedly looks like he will be able to play in Week 5.

WR Bobby Engram (FA) returned to practice on Monday. He is still expected to play in Week 5, but that will depend on how his shoulder responds to practice this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) did not practice on Friday. He did not even make the trip to St. Louis and will not play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) did not practice again on Thursday and is not expected to play in week five due to his injured ribs.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is listed as doubtful for week five with two cracked ribs.

WR Bobby Engram (FA) is very questionable to play in week five with two broken ribs. Jerheme Urban has been re-signed by the team which is a sign that the Seahawks do not expect Engram to be ready.

*** Friday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (FA) practiced fully on Saturday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

WR Malcom Floyd (FA) left the Week 4 game against the Cleveland Browns in the first half due to concussion and will not return.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

WR Malcom Floyd (FA) The Chargers placed Malcom Floyd (neck) on the season-ending Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 1.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** 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.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Clyde Gates (FA) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Clyde Gates (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Clyde Gates (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** 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 5.

*** 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.

*** Friday Update *** WR Az-Zahir Hakim (FA) practiced on Friday but looks like a game-time decision for week five.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Az-Zahir Hakim (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five despite his injured knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Az-Zahir Hakim (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is iffy to play in week five.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Hall (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Hall (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roy Hall (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** 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.

*** Friday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cortez Hankton (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) was excused from Friday's practice, but he will play in Week 5. He is not even listed on the team's injury report.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. However, seeing as he hasn't practiced all week and the Colts are 4-0, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him sit. Like RB Joe Addai, he'll likely be a game time decision but the feeling seems to be that he has less of a chance to play than Addai does.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Marvin Harrison (FA) will have his status determined later this week. He's battling a bruised knee suffered in Sunday's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brian Hartline (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andrew Hawkins (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andrew Hawkins (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devery Henderson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devery Henderson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. He's dealing with a calf strain in addition to a crowded WR corps.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devery Henderson (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to play Sunday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devery Henderson (FA) was back in practice Wednesday after missing Sunday's game with a bruised shoulder. Henderson also practiced on Thursday and is listed as questionable, but he should play against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devery Henderson (FA) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) has been activated by the team. RB Kenny Watson was released in order to clear a spot for Henry.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) could very well be active this weekend. How much Henry can do, coming off a four-game suspension, remains to be seen.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) According to OC Bob Bratkowski, Chris Henry looked to be in shape and had a good first practice off his four-game suspension.

WR Chris Henry (FA) was reinstated by the NFL Monday after a four-game suspension, but is probably going to be on the inactive list after the Bengals get a roster exemption this week. When asked about Henry's status and availability for Sunday's game, HC Marvin Lewis responded, "It's a little different," Lewis said. "Last year he was given the ability to practice with us for a couple weeks at the end of the suspension, so it's a completely different situation."

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) The Cincinnati Bengals will be without WR Chris Henry for the next two games after the NFL suspended him without pay for violations of the league’s personal conduct policy and substance abuse policy. He's also been fined $20,000. Henry also can't practice for the next two weeks. He will miss next week's game at Tampa Bay and the Oct. 22 home game against Carolina.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Hester (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Hester (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Hester (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Devin Hester (FA) was placed on the short-term Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Hester (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Hester (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Devin Hester (FA) said offensive coordinator Mike Tice made it a point to get him more involved in the offense against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4 after he voiced his displeasure with his role after the first three weeks. "(Tice) was trying to get me involved in the offense," Hester said. "He was trying to get me going. He told me he understood what I felt. And he told me he was glad to see a player who wants to be involved in the offense."

WR Devin Hester (FA) wrote on his Twitter page Monday, Oct. 5, that he is OK and will be ready for the team's Week 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons despite his shoulder injury.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend. Hill (concussion) has not been cleared to play, even though he said he is ready to go at any time. "I'm not going to say I've been cleared to play," Hill said, "but I am ready to play any time they give me a heads up."

*** Friday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

WR Stephen Hill (FA) is unlikely to play in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons after sustaining a concussion in Week 4.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) did not practice on Saturday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** 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 Santonio Holmes (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

WR Santonio Holmes (FA) could miss a couple of weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) has been placed on the injured reserve list with a Lisfranc injury. Jets are unlikely to part ways with Santonio Holmes after this season as they are financially tied to him - to the tune of $7.5 million in guaranteed money for 2013.

WR Santonio Holmes (FA) will not play in the team's Week 5 game. Holmes is expected to miss multiple games despite the fact that X-rays were negative on his left foot. He received an MRI exam Monday, Oct. 1, and the results are being "shipped to different places." He'll likely seek a second opinion as doctors try to determine if his injury is related to muscle or ligament damage. Doctors have ruled out an Achilles injury.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) is unrepentant and unbowed according to the New York Post. Holmes said the events that led to his suspension haven't changed him at all. “Not 1 percent. I’ve been the same person since I stepped into the NFL, and I’ll be the same person until I leave,” vowed Holmes, who had 79 catches for 1,248 yards last year. “That solidifies that question. I didn’t have anything to think about. Everything is already done in the process time to play football now.

“This happened back in ’08, and now it’s coming out in 2010. I made it to the Super Bowl and won it, didn’t I? That’s all I had to do with myself. I didn’t have anything to think about. I’m a football player. What happens off the field happens off the field. It doesn’t affect what I do or what I’m capable of doing.”

WR Santonio Holmes (FA) returned to the team Monday, Oct. 4, following his four-week suspension, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) was limited in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision again for week five. He was only 60% last Sunday when he worked out before the game. He's done a little more this week than he did last week but not a lot more. It'll be another game time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) was limited in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable to play in week five with his injured hamstring. It looks like he’ll be a game time decision again this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is still questionable for week five. However, he is improving as he did not practice last Wednesday.

WR Joe Horn (FA) will be questionable on the injury report for week 5 with his hamstring. He tried to warm up in the pregame last Sunday but was reportedly only about 60%.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Huff (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Huff (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Huff (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chad Jackson (FA) practiced on Friday and says he expects to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chad Jackson (FA) practiced partially Thursday. Let's see what he does Friday as that will likely determine his status for Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chad Jackson (FA) was limited in Wednesday’s practice and is questionable for this weekend’s game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) will not play in week five. In worse news, according to the News Tribune, Jackson has been advised to undergo knee surgery after Dr. John Uribe detected a torn lateral meniscus in addition to the previously diagnosed bone bruise. If surgery is performed, Jackson could miss a month of action.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) did not practice again on Thursday and according to HC Mike Holmgren “is not going to play” in week five due to his injured knee. The fear is that the injury will linger all season unless Jackson gets to rest right now.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is listed as doubtful for week five with a bone bruise in his right knee.

WR Darrell Jackson (FA) is still battling a sore knee that became worse as the game wore on Sunday. With Bobby Engram playing with broken ribs and Jackson's knee getting worse, the Seattle Times reports coach Mike Holmgren kept having to ask wide-receivers coach Nolan Cromwell who could play at that given time in the game. Jackson expects to play but watch practice this week.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (FA) is listed on the injury report with a hamstring issue. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes "there remains concern (Jackson) could be limited against the Broncos, (Coach Norv) Turner expressed confidence Jackson will be able to practice 'later in the week.'"

WR Vincent Jackson (FA) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he does not consider the injury to Vincent Jackson to be severe. Jackson missed a large portion of the team's Week 4 game with a muscle strain in his leg. "I don't think he's any worse than a week ago at this time," Turner said. "He made great progress during the previous week (with an abdominal strain), and hopefully we'll have the same thing (with the leg)."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Lestar Jean (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Lestar Jean (FA) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lestar Jean (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR A.J. Jenkins (FA) will enter the starting lineup in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers to replace Donnie Avery (hernia). Jenkins has only four catches for 16 yards this year.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Adam Jennings (FA) The Detroit Lions have announced they have placed Adam Jennings on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Jennings (groin) has a good chance of sitting out in Week 5, and there's a possibility that he'll sit out for longer, too. Jennings' straight-line speed has been the most affected by his injury, and he is "extremely frustrated" with his ailment. He said he can't create separation from cornerbacks right now, and he's managing only 6.5 yards per reception this year.

WR Greg Jennings (FA) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated Greg Jennings could sit out Week 5 to allow his groin to heal. Jennings left the Week 4 game early because the groin injury flared up and did not allow him to run at full stride.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Greg Jennings (FA) HC Mike McCarthy said that Greg Jennings will not practice until Friday. McCarthy sounded like a man who would not be persuaded otherwise no matter how much Jennings begs him. Last week, McCarthy allowed Jennings to take part in the Wednesday practice, but his sore hamstring tightened up and he wasn't able to practice the rest of the week. "I'm not practicing him," McCarthy said. "He's practicing Friday. I made the mistake last week of practicing him on Wednesday and his hamstring fatigued. I'll run out and tell him because I don't want you guys (reporters) to be the first to know. He's not practicing Wednesday or Thursday."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) flipped roles with Rishard Matthews at the Z receiver spot last week, and Johnson is likely to have a larger role in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) is expected to play in Week 5, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

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

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday. The Texans did finally confirm that Johnson had minor surgery to repair the hamstring. Most continue to think he'll miss at least 2 weeks and more likely 3.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Johnson underwent a procedure on his hamstring Tuesday, Oct. 5, and head coach Gary Kubiak said there is no timetable on when Johnson will be able to play again. The unofficial buzz seems to be that Johnson will miss at least a couple of weeks.

WR Andre Johnson (FA) Johnson's (hamstring) availability for Week 5 is in question, but head coach Gary Kubiak said Johnson will "miss some time." "We're still in an evaluation process," Kubiak said. "We're going to get a couple different opinions here over the course of the next few days. He's going to miss some time. I don't know if that's three or four days. I don't know if that's a few weeks. I don't know right now."

Houston beat writer John McClaine of the Houston Chronicle reports that "Johnson underwent a medical procedure on his right hamstring Tuesday and could return in three weeks."

"The procedure was done to prevent scar tissue from forming around a minor tear. The procedure is supposed to speed up the healing process."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) is officially a game time decision but NationalFootballPost.com reports that Johnson expects to play. ""I'll be out there," Johnson said. "I felt great running around."

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Coach Gary Kubiak said this Friday: "(WR) Andre (Johnson) is still a game-time decision. He did take his reps today in what we were doing. (DE) Mario (Williams) got a sore groin. I think he’s still listed as questionable too. All three of those guys will be game-time decisions.”

(on how WR Andre Johnson looked compared to the last couple of weeks) “He’s obviously much further along. Last week at this time, I think we did not feel good about it. We were still hoping, but we feel much better from what we’ve seen from him this week. As long as there are no setbacks, I feel a lot better than I did last week.”

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Johnson will be a game-time decision for Week 5, reports SIRIUS NFL Radio.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Coach Gary Kubiak had this after practice Thursday when asked if there was anything new on Andre Johnson: “Nothing new, just the fact that everything’s positive and he can start to speed up his work to get back on the field. That’s where he’s at."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Johnson, who had fluid drained from his knee Saturday, said on Tuesday that his knee injury has healed and that he is trying to rebuild the strength and flexibility in his knee. "I can't stand sitting around watching the football games," Johnson said. "So I'm trying to get out there as fast as I can, but at the same time, you want to be smart about it." It is not yet known when he might return to the field.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bethel Johnson (FA) did not fully participate in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable with his injured knee.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bryant Johnson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Calvin Johnson (FA) has gone four straight games to start the year with less than 90 yards receiving.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) is expected to play Sunday according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. It's a 1 pm Kickoff so we'll have official word Sunday morning.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. It's possible he could miss the team's Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills if he doesn't improve soon, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell was non-committal when asked if Johnson will play this weekend. Johnson missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, and Thursday, Oct. 2, but returned to practice Friday, Oct. 3.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Johnson (ankle) said he's feeling much better this week than he did at the same point last week.

WR Calvin Johnson (FA) was active in Week 4 against the New York Jets, but he managed just two catches for 12 yards. It was a career low in yardage in a Lions victory. Detroit lost the previous six times he was held under 20 receiving yards. Johnson was walking with a noticeable limp after the game. Johnson said Sunday, Sept. 28, that he wasn't close to the 90 percent healthy level head coach Jim Caldwell suggested, although Johnson would not estimate a number.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) practiced all week and is expected to play Sunday against the Redskins. "It's feeling pretty good," Johnson said of his back on Friday. Johnson is listed as questionable.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Calvin Johnson (FA) HC Rod Marinelli said Monday he is hopeful Calvin Johnson will play Sunday at Washington, after missing Sunday's win over Chicago. Johnson sustained a back injury Sept. 23 in Philadelphia. He warmed up before the Bears game, but was a last-minute scratch. "He was close for Chicago," Marinelli said. "I'm not going to say that I expect him to play. We'll have to see how things go this week, but I'm hoping that he will play."

*** Friday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) was not practicing today and was wearing a walking boot to protect his sprained ankle. The Bengals are off this week.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Damaris Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Damaris Johnson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Damaris Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Damaris Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Keyshawn Johnson (FA) took a shot at Randy Moss Friday: "Randy Moss wanted out of Minnesota? Oh well," Johnson said. "Four years ago, he was the best wide receiver in the NFL. Now you can't get a pack of gum for him."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (FA) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (FA) is dealing with a lumbar strain in his back but isn't expected to miss any time.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

WR Steve Johnson (FA) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) will start against the Colts on Sunday after David Givens had surgery on his left thumb. Givens had a pin placed in the thumb, and could miss several weeks.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) should get the start with WR David Givens out. Said coach Jeff Fisher, "Brandon (Jones) will step up. He’ll step up and replace David. Beyond that we don’t need to make any adjustments. We’ve been playing the guys, we’ve been rotating them. We’re fortunate that we have depth at the position."

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

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Jones (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Jacoby Jones (FA) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is hopeful Jacoby Jones can fill in for injured Andre Johnson the same way Ben Tate filled in for Arian Foster earlier in the season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Jones will be a game-time decision for Week 5, reports SIRIUS NFL Radio.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Jacoby Jones (FA) strained a calf muscle during the team's Week 4 game, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. "Jacoby's got a pretty good calf issue. We'll probably know more about him on Wednesday," head coach Gary Kubiak said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend. Said coach Gary Kubiak, “I would say exactly what I said yesterday. He’s behind Ahman (Green). He was out here; he did not do much. I would think it’s a tough call with Jacoby. It’s still a game time call, but let’s face it, he has not made the progress that Ahman has made.”

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR James Jones (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR James Jones (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR James Jones (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR James Jones (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR James Jones (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Jones (FA) did not practice on Thursday and has been downgraded to out for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

WR Matt Jones (FA) is nursing a hamstring injury now after he battled a groin injury for much of last week. Watch his availability for practice very closely.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) has begun doing some running as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. Jurevicius is currently on the PUP list, but if he gets healthy, he will be eligible to return to the team Week 6.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) did not practice on Thursday. "It's just a sprain," Lloyd said. "I'm going to treat it like an ankle sprain. Whenever I'm healthy enough to get going, I'll be back out there." Kyle Orton didn't sound optimistic about Lloyd's status for Week 5. "It's tough because he's really coming on strong, made a couple of really nice catches, ran some great some great routes last week," Orton said. "Hopefully [we'll] have him. But it's an opportunity for other guys to step up as well."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ricardo Lockette (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

WR Mario Manningham (FA) was temporarily demoted during Week after he drew the ire of Eli Manning for running several incorrect routes. Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks were in two-receiver sets for most of the last three quarters. Manningham said he was physically fine, though.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness. Manningham had missed Monday's practice with what was believed to be the flu. However, after his vomiting continued, the Giants sent him to a hospital to undergo some tests. "He's not that much better, to be honest with you," Coughlin said. "We're awaiting some further testing that had to be done there. We're just trying to find out why he's continuing to be sick."

WR Mario Manningham (FA) did not participate in practice Monday morning because he had the flu, according to HC Tom Coughlin, who added, "He tried to do everything, but he was sick." Coughlin added that the team thought it better that Manningham wasn't around the rest of the Giants until he feels better. Manningham is hoping to get some playing time this week with Plaxico Burress serving his one-game suspension.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marc Mariani (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marc Mariani (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerome Mathis (FA) will not play this weekend. Said coach Gary Kubiak, "He has a stress-related issue in his lower leg. There is still an evaluation process going on. He has what they call a hot spot that can, is it a stress fracture? We don’t know that yet, but he has a problem in there. ... We have to make a decision with the doctors on how long we think it’s going to take for him to get well and then we have a tough decision to make whether we put him on IR or we wait. That’s what we’re evaluating right now.”

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerome Mathis (FA) did not practice on Thursday and has a problem with his leg. Said Coach Gary Kubiak: "Jerome does have a problem with his lower leg. He is at the hospital right now. We are, basically, in the process of diagnosing how severe it is and how long it’s going to take. I don’t know enough to sit here and tell you all exactly what the problem is. I’ll let (head athletic trainer) Kevin (Bastin) do that. We definitely figured out what’s bothering him; now we have to figure out how long the kid’s going to be out or how severe this injury is. That’s all I can tell you.”

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerome Mathis (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five despite his injured back.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) did not practice on Wednesday but is expected to play in week five despite his injured back.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nick Miller (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nick Miller (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marlon Moore (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marlon Moore (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marlon Moore (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** WR Marlon Moore (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marlon Moore (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marlon Moore (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Morgan (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santana Moss (FA) said his new role lining up in the slot in three-wide receiver formations has been working well to date. Moss has 10 catches for 97 yards and one touchdown in the first four games of the season. "I feel it's gone as good as it can go," Moss said. "I'm out there. I'm out there making plays ... Thus far, I've been handling it well."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Santana Moss (FA) There was a bounce in Santana Moss' step yesterday. "I feel great," the Washington Redskins' No. 1 receiver said yesterday after he missed practice again but ran routes for the first time since he strained a groin on Sept. 23 against the New York Giants. "I ran pretty good. That's all I wanted. I did what I had to do today. I ran some routes [without coverage]. That's a different kind of route [than if] someone's pulling on you. But the speed I ran it at and putting your foot in the ground and planting, everything was great." HC Joe Gibbs was not nearly as optimistic, terming Moss doubtful and reiterating twice that he hadn't practiced. "It might be a situation where he warms up before the game [and plays] and it might not," Gibbs said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santana Moss (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santana Moss (FA) did not practice on Thursday. HC Joe Gibbs was a little guarded with Moss’s chances of playing despite a nagging groin injury. "It'll kind of be up to him as to what point he'd be ready to practice and stuff," Gibbs said. "It'll just be whenever he feels good." Moss, who jogged briefly yesterday, said he won't know how he feels until he's able to do something "football-related".

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santana Moss (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Moss tried to jog a little and do some agility drills at practice, but after a few minutes of work, he had to stop and get the groin iced down and retreat to the training room.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (FA) will start in Week 5 in place of injured Mike Evans (groin).

*** Friday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrence Murphy (FA) will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrence Murphy (FA) will not play in week five due to his injured neck.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kassim Osgood (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kassim Osgood (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kassim Osgood (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) is not mad about the offense and he is not upset with quarterback Tony Romo. Owens said he never had a conversation with Romo about his role in the offense. "I have not," Owens said when asked if voiced his displeasure with Romo after the 26-24 loss to the Redskins. Owens said his postgame comments about needing to be involved more in the offense were blown out of proportion and more a product of his frustration in the Cowboys loss than any displeasure about the Cowboys offense. "It's a matter of being frustrated with the loss," Owens said. "It had nothing to do with the offense."

WR Terrell Owens (FA) According to a source, the nature of a conversation between Terrell Owens and Tony Romo wasn't so much about number of targets, but the type of throws that were headed Owens' way. Owens likes to go deep. Three of his first eight receptions of the season were for 20 or more yards. But he hasn't caught a pass for more than 20 yards the last two games. HC Wade Phillips isn't concerned about Owens' public comments either. "We have quite a few good players," Phillips said. "We didn't get the ball to Marion Barber. We didn't get the ball enough to Terrell last game. It's a good problem to have, but we need to be able to rectify it by controlling the ball more."

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) and a college classmate, Courtney Parker, have co-written a children's book titled "Little T Learns to Share." Dallas-based BenBella Books is scheduled to release the book in November, according to the Friday, Oct. 6 edition of the Dallas Morning News. In the book, the title character refuses to share his football until he realizes it's difficult to play by himself. The book is the first in a series called "T.O.'s Timeout Series," which will release new titles next year.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) is not on the team’s injury report, so barring the unexpected he will start this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play in week five despite his injured groin and shoulder.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Parker (FA) will not play this weekend.

WR Eric Parker (FA) will miss up to another month with his toe injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Parker (FA) suffered a hamstring tweak and was added to the injury report as questionable. He missed practice Friday.

WR Eric Parker (FA) suffered a knee contusion during Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. He later returned to the game, and is expected to be okay and practice with the team on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Patten (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Patten (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Patten (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Patten (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Patten (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) HC Art Shell dodged questions on the status of Jerry Porter, answering, "I don't know" when asked if the disgruntled WR had addressed any of the issues Shell said he needed to take care of. Porter has been inactive all season and neither party has shown any signs of wanting to reconcile.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** 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) Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey indicated Laurent Robinson suffered a blow to the head Week 4 and is undergoing concussion tests. Robinson may sit out Week 5 after taking hits to the head in each of the last two weeks. This is Robinson's third concussion since training camp and a real concern for the Jaguars staff.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brian Robiskie (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected 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.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brian Robiskie (FA) Stephanie Storm, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Brian Robiskie has the opportunity to earn increased playing time after the trade of Braylon Edwards to the New York Jets. "As we see how everything fits in, this is another real nice opportunity for Brian Robiskie to continue his path of development and create some opportunities for him to play. He's done some good things, and I'm excited to see how he does. We've got a younger group that has a lot of really good potential and I'm excited to see what Brian can do as well," head coach Eric Mangini said.

WR Charles Rogers (FA) will be suspended for four weeks after violating the league’s substance abuse policy according to ESPN. It's possible an appeal might delay the suspension so wait to see how this plays out. We think Mike Williams will be the primary guy to benefit although Kevin Johnson may see more work as well.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Greg Salas (FA) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Oct. 7.

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Salas (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Salas (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Salas (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Ace Sanders (FA) The Jacksonville Jaguars activated Ace Sanders from the Reserve/Suspended list Saturday, Oct. 4.

WR Ace Sanders (FA) will return this week after serving a four-game suspension. Sanders' first practice will be Wednesday, Oct. 1. He is expected to play Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though that has not been made official.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordan Shipley (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordan Shipley (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordan Shipley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) (shoulder) has a better chance than Nate Washington (hamstring) to play in the Week 6 game against Jacksonville Jaguars, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) is out for this week's game.

WR Cecil Shorts (FA) is considered doubtful for the Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts because of the dislocated shoulder he suffered in Week 4.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Shorts said he should be considered week-to-week because of his hamstring injury.

WR Cecil Shorts (FA) aggravated his left hamstring injury Sunday, Sept. 28. Shorts is not expected to play Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Sims-Walker (FA) and CB Bradley Fletcher (knee) collided during practice Wednesday, Oct. 5. Sims-Walker's shoulder injury is not considered serious. Fletcher will undergo an MRI on his knee injury.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Sims-Walker (FA) vented about his frustration after another no-catch game in Week 4, reports The Associated Press. "I know I can play. I know I get open," Sims-Walker said. "I know I can catch the ball pretty good and make plays. I'd like to be more involved, but I don't make the play calls around here and I don't make the decisions to throw the ball. It's kind of like it's out of my control. I've just got to roll with the punches for right now." Sims-Walker insisted teams haven't been rolling more coverage or placing their top cornerback on him. Head coach Jack Del Rio placed some of the blame on David Garrard, who missed Sims-Walker when he was open against the Indianapolis Colts at times in Week 4. Del Rio said Garrard was trying to maintain a rhythm and missed going to Sims-Walker.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jonathan Smith (FA) was released by New England.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Smith is week-to-week with microfractures in his back, but he hasn't been ruled out for Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns yet, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh also said Smith won't need surgery and that his injury is a matter of pain tolerance. Smith won't be back on the field until he proves he can "really function, protect himself, play hard and fast."

WR Steve Smith (FA) is day to day and hasn't been ruled out for Week 5, according to Kamar Aiken.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) injured his leg toward the end of Friday’s practice, but HC John Fox doesn’t believe it is serious. "It was one play and he was limited," Fox said. "But we think he’s fine." Smith was seen walking back to the locker room and didn’t appear to be limping.

*** 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.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) will not play this weekend.

WR Donte Stallworth (FA) is hoping to return to action when the Browns return to action against the Giants in Week 6. "This bye week is definitely very helpful for me," Stallworth said. "I look forward to taking off my Cleveland Browns cheerleading outfit and putting on my helmet and shoulder pads this next go around. I was real close yesterday. My biggest thing was trying to be smart about everything and not become a liability out there or injure myself even further."

*** 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) will be a game time decision. Unfortunately, it's the 4 PM game and there likely won't be any word until about an hour prior to game time. That's too late for most people to turn in line ups. Anything can happen and Stallworth has been tough to nail down lately but the word on Saturday night is that we're very leery of him being able to go Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) missed practice again Thursday and Friday with a hamstring injury that doesn't seem to be getting better. HC Andy Reid called his status "day-to-day", and OC Marty Mornhinweg indicated that he doesn't expect Stallworth to play Sunday. Asked if the Eagles' game plan for Dallas includes Stallworth, Mornhinweg said there were a few plays in there for Stallworth “just in case” he's able to go. Reid said on Thursday if Stallworth doesn't play, Greg Lewis and Hank Baskett would both work with the first group depending on the situation. Baskett started against the 49ers, and Lewis had two long touchdown catches against the Packers.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) did not practice on Thursday and the team sounds worried about his availability for this week. According to the team's official website, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg appeared concerned about Stallworth's chances of getting on the field Sunday.

"We do have a few things there for him just in case," Mornhinweg said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

WR Donte Stallworth (FA) aggravated his hamstring injury in Monday night's game. Keep a very close eye on how he's able to practice this week. Stallworth is a guy we're already leery of when it comes to hamstrings but we don't like to see anyone re-aggravate a hamstring injury.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) practiced Thursday, and it was the first time he has gone through a full practice in the last three weeks. He practiced again on Friday and said after practice he plans to play Sunday. He has missed three of the Colts’ four regular-season games this season with a back injury. “I feel good,” Stokley said, “...Really good today – back-to-back (days), and it wasn’t sore.”

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) practiced Thursday and now says he's "very optimistic" he'll be able to play Sunday.

“It’s feeling better. I know I’m going to have to deal with some pain down there. I’m going to have to fight through some of that stuff.

“Hopefully, it will feel better every day I’m out there working on it.”

“I think he’s going to be OK,” Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy said. “If he comes back in tomorrow and is able to practice, I think he’ll be able to go.”

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Swinton (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Swinton (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five despite his injured hamstring.

WR Kenbrell Thompkins (FA) was on the inactive list for the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Sept. 29, but he is a healthy scratch.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenbrell Thompkins (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenbrell Thompkins (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenbrell Thompkins (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) said he will be back on the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 21. "Yes, that's the game I'll be back," Walker said Friday. HC Mike Shanahan determined that Walker, the team's No. 1 receiver, will not play against the visiting San Diego Chargers today because of a lingering knee problem. Walker didn't play at Indianapolis. Shanahan said Friday when Walker didn't practice for the third straight day that he wouldn't play. Brandon Stokley, the team's No. 3 receiver, will start in Walker's place for the second straight game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend according to coach Mike Shanahan.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) is looking like a long shot to play in this week's game.

WR Javon Walker (FA) said his knee injury is not long-term and he hopes to return sooner than later. "I've done long-term before, and this is not it," said Walker, who missed Sunday's game due to swelling in his knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Peter Warrick (FA) practiced on Wednesday and with Darrell Jackson and Bobby Engram doubtful is expected to start in week five.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** 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.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez White (FA) missed last week with his hamstring injury but looks to be good to go now. He's not listed on the injury report.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roddy White (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week. White met with head coach Dan Quinn Thursday, Oct. 8, and said he is encouraged about his role and is taking a positive attitude into the Week 5 matchup against the Washington Redskins.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roddy White (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused). White could see more looks in the near future after he expressed concern for his lack of catches this week. "He's somebody that we think the world of and think a ton of. The (opportunities) will be there, although they weren't in some of the games. We certainly think that they will be moving forward," head coach Dan Quinn said.

WR Roddy White (FA) is fifth on the team in receiving with just six catches for 92 yards on 12 targets after four games, and he was held without a catch in back-to-back games in Weeks 2 and 3. "For me, at the end of the day, I want to catch passes," White said. "I'm not out here just f---ing around just to sit around to just block f---ing people all day. It's not what I want to do."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Roddy White (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roddy White (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice. White suffered a setback in his recovery from a high ankle sprain in Week 4, although he played 74 of the team's 76 offensive snaps. "Yeah, and I learned a very valuable lesson from that," White said. "I ain't where I need to be yet."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

WR Roddy White (FA) played in 74 of 76 offensive snaps in Week 4.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roddy White (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrence Wilkins (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

WR Derrick Williams (FA) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Derrick Williams will take over the team's kickoff return duties.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kyle Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kyle Williams (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kyle Williams (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kyle Williams (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) did not practice on Thursday. It's looking iffy for him if he can't clear his neurological tests to clear him after his concussion.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Mike Williams (FA) suffered a concussion in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) has shown improved practice habits recently, according to HC Rod Marinelli. "He's just going out and handling his business the correct way," said Marinelli, who also noted coaches have been "very encouraged" by Williams' performances in practice. "He's doing a good job right now. He's getting better and better. His practice speed is good. He's really been very precise right now. It's exciting."

WR Mike Williams (FA) Roy Williams made another pitch for Mike Williams to get some playing time as a third or even a fourth receiver. "Why would you have a 6-5 receiver on the sideline?" Roy Williams said. "I think he could help us out a lot. "He's done a great job in practice for the last three weeks."

*** Friday Update *** WR James Wright (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR James Wright (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR James Wright (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wallace Wright (FA) Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports New York Jets WR Wallace Wright could see more reps as a slot receiver after the team traded WR Chansi Stuckey to the Cleveland Browns for WR Braylon Edwards.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devon Wylie (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devon Wylie (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devon Wylie (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Davante Adams (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Davante Adams (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Adams remains in the concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. According to ESPN's Adam Shefter, one source said today he believes Adams could play Sunday vs Dallas.

WR Davante Adams (GB) has a chance to be cleared in time to play in Week 5 against Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Friday Update *** WR Davante Adams (GB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Davante Adams (GB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Davante Adams (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) will be a game time decision but we're not very optimistic as he seemed to be getting worse as the week went on instead of getting better. We'll have official word for you Sunday morning in the online updates.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) missed practice Wednesday and returned for practice Thursday. But Friday, he was absent while undergoing further diagnostic tests on the rib injury he suffered Monday night. HC Mike McCarthy said he’d not received the results of the tests before he met with reporters early Friday afternoon, but having Driver miss the last day of practice of the week to undergo tests isn’t a good sign. “It’s uncomfortable, so we’re just being proactive and sent him for some further tests,” McCarthy said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) practiced Thursday and it's looking like he'll be able to start Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) is questionable with injured ribs for week 5.

WR Jeff Janis (GB) practiced without a cast on his right hand Monday, Oct. 3, for the first time since he broke his hand. He underwent X-rays in recent days to confirm that the screws inserted had stayed in place, and team doctors believe the bone would be fully healed in six weeks.

WR Jordy Nelson (GB) Packers and WR Jordy Nelson agreed to a three-year, $13.35 million contract extension Sunday, Oct.3, according to a source. The deal includes $5 million in guarantees, and there are incentives which could push the value to $15 million, according to the source. The deal runs through 2014.

WR Jordy Nelson (GB) Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Jordy Nelson will be the team's kickoff returner after CB Will Blackmon suffered a season-ending injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Glenn Martinez (HOU) has been signed by the team.

*** Friday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) did not practice on Friday and is listed as questionable to play this weekend although the feeling seems to be that he'll play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braxton Miller (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Braxton Miller (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braxton Miller (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) The Seahawks are trying to trade Deion Branch before the upcoming NFL trade deadline, reports Ian R. Rapoport, of The Boston Herald. However, there is not currently anything in the works with the New England Patriots.

*** Friday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5. Branch will start on Sunday at flanker. HC Mike Holmgren did not want to put a number on how many snaps Branch will see but expects to see him on the field for at least half of the snaps.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) practiced fully on Thursday. He reportedly looks like he will be able to play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) and Bobby Engram both participated fully in Wednesday's practice and both reportedly looked ready to go for the team's Week 5 matchup. WR Coach Keith Gilbertson said, "We've got to be smart. But at the same time they look good to me, so it's not like they're out there limping around. I mean they look good, and they look ready to go. And those guys are professionals and they're very experienced. So they know when it's time to throttle up, and when it's time to pull it back a little bit."

WR Deion Branch (IND) is practicing with the first team offense and actually wants someone to give knock him around to give his surgically repaired knee one last test. "I'm actually going to take that in practice," Branch said. "I know it sounds crazy, but I'm going to have the guys do it." Branch has been practicing for two weeks already and appears to be ready for his first game this Sunday, although he likely won't play the entire game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donte Moncrief (IND) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Moncrief (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Moncrief (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Donte Moncrief (IND) is doing well but is still considered week-to-week, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

*** Friday Update *** WR Aaron Moorehead (IND) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chester Rogers (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chester Rogers (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Justin Blackmon (JAX) The Jaguars have added Justin Blackmon to their active roster and have waived guard Jacques McClendon.

WR Justin Blackmon (JAX) is returning in Week 5 after serving his four-game suspension for substance abuse. Blackmon led the team with 64 catches and 865 yards and five touchdowns last year. Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley had good things to say about how Blackmon handled his four-game suspension. "He's done tremendous these last four weeks," Bradley said. "His body fat has dropped and his weight has gained. He's in really, really good shape right now. He's done everything that we've asked of him, he went on the trips with us. I could go with a list on some of the things we asked him to do that he's done, so he's a in a great frame of mind right now." Blackmon is likely to start in Week 5 against the St. Louis Rams.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lee Evans (JAX) has signed a four-year contract extension that is worth $37.25 million. The deal includes $18.25 million in guaranteed money and runs through the end of 2012.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Allen Hurns (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Allen Hurns (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** 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.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jaelen Strong (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jaelen Strong (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** 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) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play in Week 5. "I've got some work to do before I get back," Curtis said Thursday. Curtis hasn't played this year following August sports hernia surgery. Although he returned to practice last week and continues to practice this week, Curtis said he still hasn't cut at full speed. "It's a whole different thing running around on grass and playing full-speed with a guy covering you and cutting," Curtis said. "I'm not quite ready to cut loose."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) revealed that he was suffering from blurred vision in Sunday's game resulting from a migraine headache. He says he's good to go for this week.

*** Saturday Update *** WR DeAnthony Thomas (KC) is expected to make his regular season debut in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers after missing the first four games due to a hamstring injury. Special teams coach Dave Toub is reasonably confident Thomas will perform well in a punt-return role. "We got him back there enough where he had to make some catches, he made some people miss, he got hit one time and spun out and got a touchdown," Toub said. "He's got a little bit on tape, so people know about him."

*** Friday Update *** WR DeAnthony Thomas (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeAnthony Thomas (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeAnthony Thomas (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Jerheme Urban (KC) was re-signed by the Seahawks. He'd been released September 13.

WR Jerheme Urban (KC) was resigned by the Seahawks. He'd been released September 13.

*** Friday Update *** WR Albert Wilson (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Albert Wilson (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Albert Wilson (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jabar Gaffney (MIA) said Tuesday, Oct. 2, that his hamstring is finally healthy. The former New England Patriots receiver was waiting in the Massachusetts area, perhaps for a call from his old team before hooking on with the Dolphins.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hank Baskett (MIN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hank Baskett (MIN) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hank Baskett (MIN) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Stefon Diggs (MIN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stefon Diggs (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (MIN) is eligible to return to the active roster after serving his four-game suspension. He's expected to practice with the team Thursday, Oct. 5.

WR Jarius Wright (MIN) said he created a solid chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater during the preseason, which is why he caught eight passes for 132 yards in Week 4. "Teddy knew where to put the ball to me on a couple throws," Wright said. "I kind of knew where to expect the ball. Our reps paid off. A lot of trust."

*** Friday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) disclosed that he had offseason surgery to repair his adductor muscle. Amendola has had trouble gaining separation from defenders, but he declined to use the operation as an excuse.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) Reportedly, the Patriots are highly optimistic Danny Amendola (groin) will play in the team's Week 5 game. Amendola flew with the team to Cincinnati and is officially questionable for Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. According to sources, the Patriots are optimistic that Amendola will be able to return this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) Rams head coach Jeff Fisher will not discuss the nature of Danny Amendola's injury, calling it a "competitive issue." Fisher said he would have an injury report Wednesday, Oct. 10, regarding his wide receiver. "If Danny's going to miss a game, I'll discuss it at a time at which I'm sure that he's going to miss a game," Fisher said. Amendola could miss several weeks because of this shoulder injury. However, we don't think he'll miss the rest of the season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) suffered a dislocated clavicle Thursday night and is expected to miss six to seven weeks.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) injured his shoulder or collarbone in Thursday night's game. The unofficial word is a fractured collarbone but we should have official word Friday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) has been placed on the Injured Reserve Thursday, Oct. 6.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a dislocated elbow and torn triceps.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandin Cooks (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandin Cooks (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) is traveling with the team for their Week 5 game, according to a source.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** 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 .

*** Friday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Hogan (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Hogan (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Hogan (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Torry Holt (NE) saw a little extra coverage in week four with Isaac Bruce on the sidelines. “I would line up and I'd have a guy over top of me, a guy behind me, a guy on the inside,” Holt said. “One time I lined up and there were three guys. They kind of had me triangled in. It threw me off guard. It kind of made me laugh. I said, ‘Wow, they must kind of respect me out here a little bit.’” All of that attention on Holt made things a bit easier for Shaun McDonald and Kevin Curtis.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (NE) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (NE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Monday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Washington (NE) is out for this week's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Washington (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Washington (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) 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) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt has not ruled out Steve Breaston from playing in the team's Week 5 game, but he will need to see noticeable progress in practice this week, according to Bob McManaman, of The Arizona Republic. "I'm progressing well," Breaston said, "and hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later."

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) Steve Breaston is slated to be Anquan Boldin's replacement should Boldin not recover in time from a fractured sinus membrane. His return duties might be limited, however.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (NO) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (NO) Carlos Frias, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Ted Ginn Jr. was only thrown to three times in Week 4, catching one pass for four yards, due to the offensive game plan. Head coach Tony Sparano said the reason Ginn saw so few opportunities was that the Dolphins often ran their offense from a 'big' formation, which calls for two tight ends and other receives who normally work that scheme. WR Greg Camarillo, who works in that package, and WR Davone Bess each had five passes thrown to them. "Ted got lost with that a little bit," Sparano said.

WR Willie Snead (NO) played 48 snaps (66% of the offense) Sunday, Oct. 4, in Week 4, while Brandon Coleman played just 19 for 26% of the offense.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) was defended physically in Week 4 in a strategy employed by the Buffalo Bills. Beckham was involved in a couple of altercations on the field, which showed Beckham throwing a punch. "He's different," Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore said. "It's kind of like you're playing your little brother and he gets mad at you for being too physical with him - throwing a tantrum. I'm like, 'Man, we're playing football. It's a physical game. He's a prima donna. He feels like he's on top of the world and nobody's supposed to do anything to him.'"

*** Friday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) has the confidence of his head coach Tom Coughlin, should the rookie be active in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons. Coughlin said Beckham will be in the game plan this week. "We're in that phase. What we obviously need to do is to see some hard back-to-back practices, one after the other, which I expect we'll accomplish this week," Coughlin said Wednesday, Oct. 1. Coughlin said if the rookie plays, he has full confidence despite the fact he has missed practice time.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) looks like he will be a part of the game plan heading into the team's Week 5 game. Beckham did everything in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, even though he was listed as a limited participant. "I feel good," Beckham said. "Just looking forward to that opportunity, and getting a chance to finally run out on the field."

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) is feeling better about his hampered ankle injury. Marshall said he feels more explosive and feels like he can "do pretty much everything."

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) practiced without restrictions Wednesday, Oct. 1, for the first time in a while. "It was good to get him (Marshall) back out there at full speed," head coach Marc Trestman said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) Giants may have a tough decision to make regarding Hakeem Nicks' future with the team. Nicks' contract runs through 2013, at which time he would be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. Although he is very talented, Nicks has missed time due to injury in every season of his four-year career. WR Victor Cruz is also eligible for restricted free agency at the end of this season, so the team may not be able to keep both receivers long term. If the Giants were to lock up Cruz this season or this coming offseason, it likely would take a deal similar to Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown's (five-year, $42.5 million extension with an $8.5 million signing bonus). And that might price them out of the Nicks market at the end of the 2013 season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Nicks looks better walking; however, he would not speculate if Nicks will practice Thursday, Oct. 4.

WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Hakeem Nicks (knee) is not really improving. "How much concern can I show you," Coughlin said when asked how concerned he was.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Robby Anderson (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused), but head coach Todd Bowles said Anderson will be able to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Robby Anderson (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Robby Anderson (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Quincy Enunwa (NYJ) According to Brian Costello, of the New York Post, Enunwa is not dealing with a serious knee injury and should be able to play in Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

*** Friday Update *** WR Quincy Enunwa (NYJ) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jason Hill (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Jeremy Kerley and Clyde Gates will start in Week 5 if Santonio Holmes (hamstring) and WR Stephen Hill (concussion) are not able to play.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jalin Marshall (NYJ) is eligible to be activated from the Reserve/Suspended list, but head coach Todd Bowles said he will take a few days before deciding if Marshall will be activated before the team's Week 5 game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jalin Marshall (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jalin Marshall (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jalin Marshall (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Quinton Patton (NYJ) is expected to get through the concussion protocol Friday, Oct. 9, and be ready to play in Week 5 against the New York Giants, head coach Jim Tomsula said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Quinton Patton (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** 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.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Amari Cooper (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Amari Cooper (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Raiders head coach head coach Jack Del Rio said he is optimistic that Crabtree will be able to play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (OAK) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (OAK) John Crumpacker, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Isaac Bruce said he believes Michael Crabtree will be able to pick up the team's offense quickly.

Crumpacker also reports the 49ers signed Crabtree to a six-year deal worth $32 million. The contract includes $17 million in guaranteed money. The deal could be changed to a five-year deal if Crabtree achieves two incentives.

Finally, Crumpacker reports head coach Mike Singletary said he hopes Crabtree will be able to play after the team's Week 6 bye.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (OAK) Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, reports that the San Francisco 49ers and WR Michael Crabtree have agreed to six-year deal.

Maiocco also reports head coach Mike Singletary said Crabtree will not dress for the team's Week 5 game.

Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports the 49ers will likely request and receive a roster exemption allowing Crabtree to practice with the team for a week or two before the team would activate him.

WR Michael Crabtree (OAK) Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports that despite earlier reports denying a meeting, Michael Crabtree and his agent were meeting with the 49ers in a hotel. Crabtree saw Maiocco in the lobby and sprinted away according to Maiocco. This presumably left 49ers chief negotiator Paraag Marathe and Crabtree's agent, Eugene Parker, alone to hammer out the deal that could deliver him to Mike Singletary's team. It's all speculation at this point, but it appears they are working toward an agreement.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tim Dwight (OAK) partially participated in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) is still questionable with a swollen hand but it improved a little Saturday. He'll still be a game time decision. He's known to be a tough guy but since it's a late game, we won't have official word on whether he'll start until it's too late for your lineup to be submitted so we'd advise caution.

*** Friday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) did not practice on Friday and looks like a game-time decision for week five. Houshmandzadeh is optimistic he can play with his swollen right hand, but it's tough to miss an entire week of practice. The team is waiting for the swelling to go down in his hand.

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) did not practice on Thursday and is iffy to play in week five due to his injured hand.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday and is iffy to play in week five due to an injured hand.

WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) is questionable for week 5 with a bruised hand according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Houshmandzadeh says he'll play so watch how practice goes this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cordarrelle Patterson (OAK) is getting a second chance at a role on offense. He had five receptions and an end zone target in Week 4 against the New York Giants, re-emerging as an option on offense, not just as a special teams threat. "Cordarrelle has done a nice job throughout OTAs, through training camp and through practices," head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday, Oct. 5. "So I felt like he earned some opportunities to get in there."

*** Friday Update *** WR Cordarrelle Patterson (OAK) said he wouldn't have left the game Thursday, Oct. 2, if it were a close game. He said he'll be fine for Week 6. He also said he wanted to be more involved in the offense after being targeted just four times in Week 5. "I wish I knew the answer," said Patterson. "I want to be more involved. I don't know what's going on. We have a plan. I'm sticking to the plan. I trust coach (Norv) Turner and the whole staff with what they're doing. It's going to turn around. Hopefully I get more touches." He has only one carry since Week 1 and is averaging 38 yards per game receiving. The big deficit early to the Packers forced the Vikings to largely abandon the running game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Torrey Smith (PHI) has nine catches for 185 yards on the season through four games, but two of those catches accounted for 122 of his yards, and he has one touchdown. Smith was seen storming off the field in a Week 4 loss in frustration, and San Fran has the No. 32-ranked passing attack with an average of just 158.8 yards per game through the air. Smith is averaging just 9.0 yards per catch if you take away his 75-yard touchdown catch in Week 2. He averaged 16.9 yards per catch with the Baltimore Ravens. "We need to use (Smith) more and we need to get him more involved," head coach Jim Tomsula said. "So again, that's on the checklist."

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Torrey Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Torrey Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) did not practice on Thursday and is iffy to play in week five due to his injured knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday and is iffy to play in week five.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Antonio Brown (PIT) said the timing with Michael Vick was off last week as he filled in for Ben Roethlisberger (knee). "I think (Mike Vick's passes) just come out a little bit later than Ben's," Brown said. "I don't think Mike Vick has yet adjusted to the timing of how we run things. His balls come out later in the routes, at the top of your route. You just have to get the timing down and make sure we're on the same page."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Martavis Bryant (PIT) According to Michael Fabiano, of NFL.com, Bryant "Bryant tweaked his knee in practice and is unlikely to play in Week 5. Keep him benched for now."

*** Friday Update *** WR Martavis Bryant (PIT) has practiced sparingly this week and according to Pennsylvania Observer-Reporter, Bryant may miss this week's game and make his return in Week 6.

WR Martavis Bryant (PIT) is eligible to return Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers. Bryant said he does not expect to be suspended again after he spent three weeks at a substance abuse recovery program. "My issues are behind me and now I am going to move forward with my career and be a better role model for the kids and continue to work. I really learned a lot about myself and how to keep myself out of certain situations that will get me in trouble," Bryant said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Martavis Bryant (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Martavis Bryant (PIT) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Martavis Bryant (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) will not play in Week 5 due to his suspension. However, he and the Giants have reached a settlement over the amount of pay he will lose during this suspension, but he still could be facing more penalties from the NFL. The Giants' top receiver could still face discipline from the NFL for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, as a result of two incidents of domestic violence that resulted in police being called to his home. According to reports, the league is looking into disciplining Burress for failing to report those two incidents. The incidents themselves could result in a fine or a suspension, too. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello declined to confirm or deny the report saying only "We are not commenting on individuals."

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is listed as questionable but the feeling seems to be that he'll play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Thursday but is expected to start.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) said he will be the same player despite taking a vicious hit in the team's Week 3 game that left him with a neck injury and concussion. "I am not going to miss a beat when I get back. I am just going to be the same guy, working hard and trying to make plays," Heyward-Bey said. The receiver should return following the team's bye week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin Hunter (PIT) was informed he'll be active in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams.

WR Justin Hunter (PIT) has been working on learning the offense and may be active for the team's Week 5 game, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan said the team will see how Hunter does on the practice field before deciding on his status.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eli Rogers (PIT) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eli Rogers (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eli Rogers (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Eli Rogers (PIT) was not wearing a walking boot in the locker room Monday, Oct. 3, and appears to be making progress. Rogers, however, has been ruled out for Week 5 against the New York Jets.

*** 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) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Thursday and is looking pretty iffy to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Hines Ward (PIT) could likely miss this week's game according to KDKA in Pittsburgh. He said in all likelihood he will sit out this weekend's game against Seattle.

"It's not about this game," said Ward Tuesday. "It's about the overall picture. I'd rather be a part of this team and be healthy at 100 percent towards the latter part of the season."

He'll be evaluated further this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) has been bothered by his hamstring since preseason and, it just won't heal. Ward predicts it will bother him the rest of the season. "My hamstring's not going to be 100 percent this year," he emphatically announced Wednesday. Ward is off to the slowest statistical start in his career, not counting his rookie season when he did not start a game. He refused to blame his hamstring for the slow start and said that while it won't return to full health this season, it's close.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) expects to start but will be a game time decision. He'll test out the hamstring Monday evening prior to the game to make sure he can go. So understand there's a little risk there. Ward is a tough guy and we believe him when he says he'll play.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) practiced on Friday but not fully. He's shown the coaches enough and reiterated that he expects to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Thursday due to his injured hamstring, but he fully expects to play in week five.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday in order to rest his hamstring. He is listed as questionable for week five, but he will almost certainly play.

*** Friday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (SD) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (SD) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Austin Pettis (SD) will line up as the slot receiver with Danny Amendola missing the rest of the season.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Williams (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Williams (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tyrell Williams (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tyrell Williams (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Tyler Lockett (SEA) is playing with a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee, teammate Doug Baldwin said Sunday, Oct. 2.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) said on his blog that he is going see Dr. Philippon in Colorado Monday, Oct. 11, and will have a better idea of his return date at that time. He said he is about 6 1/2 weeks out and feeling really good at this time. "Hopefully I can get off these crutches and start working on getting my strength back to where it should be and the muscles strong in my legs," Rice wrote. "I'm not going to predict how long it will take for me to get back on the field full speed."

*** Friday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) did very little in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) and the NFL Players Association have filed a grievance against the Minnesota Vikings, seeking a significant portion of the three-year, $12.7 million contract he signed with the team in March. The Vikings released Robinson on August 26. "We believe it's a difficult decision to justify even on skill and conduct, based on comments the club made on Koren's significance to the team," attorney David Cornwell said. "Our view is, they simply were punishing him."

*** Friday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) will be elevated to the third wide receiver role for Week 5 since WR Robert Ferguson nursing a foot injury. "This is a real big opportunity for me," Robinson said earlier this week. "I'm looking to do something spectacular."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) was back practicing with the Packers on Thursday. Robinson will not have to serve his sentence until after the season and will be allowed to serve part of it under a work-release program. With No. 3 receiver Robert Ferguson doubtful with a foot injury, Robinson will likely play a bigger role in the offense this Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) was sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating probation in a drunken driving case. Judge Robert McSeveney sentenced Robinson to 90 days in jail, and said he could spend half of it on work-release. Robinson must comply with the sentence by next March 1, when another court hearing is scheduled. It's possible the league may also impose a penalty.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. Garcon said he will take him some time before he feels 100 percent recovered from his foot injury. "It's going to take some time to feel back like my old self, like it was in training camp," Garcon said. "But it's a process. It's a battle. But it's coming along."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Garcon (foot) played well Week 4 but is still working his way back into game shape.

WR Pierre Garcon (SF) returned in Week 4; however, he said after the game he is not playing at full strength. "I wasn't 100 percent, but I was out there doing the best I can to help the team, and I did everything I could," Garcon said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Thursday. He sounds ready to go.

[24-Hour New 8’s sports anchor Anthony] Calhoun asked, "How anxious are you, though, to get back out there on that football field and help out this football team?"

"I've been waiting ever since I got injured. It's been hard work, and now I have something to look forward to, I can see the light. Getting back out there on the field, catching the ball from Peyton, and making those long plays," said Garcon.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) is going through the concussion protocol after suffering the concussion during the team's Week 4 game.

*** Monday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) left the Week 4 game against the Arizona Cardinals due to a concussion.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Goodwin (ribs) said he is taking things day-to-day and hopes to return to the lineup in the near future. Goodwin has been limited during practice over the last few weeks.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

WR Randy Moss (SF) was targeted just once in the team's Week 4 gam

*** Friday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said the team will not have the whole playbook open for Randy Moss in Week 5 but do expect a lot from him during the game, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) practiced with the Vikings wearing his familiar number 84 jersey.

"To all the Vikings fans that are coming to the Metrodome, pull your 84 jerseys out, man," Moss said. "I think this is going to be a fun ride."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) Has been traded the the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a third-round pick. Also, the Vikings received a 2012 seventh-round draft choice from the Patriots as part of the deal, sources told Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Finally, Vikings head coach Brad Childress said the plan is for Moss to begin practicing Thursday, Oct. 7, and play in Week 5, reports Zulgad.

WR Randy Moss (SF) is possibly headed to Minnesota as several sources are reporting the the Vikings and Patriots are discussing a possible trade.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) According to Randy Moss’ agent, the flamboyant WR has not officially requested a trade out of Oakland. But Moss did have this to say recently on a local radio show, "If me moving elsewhere is what my future holds then I'm ready to see it. If they feel trading me and getting me out is the best thing to do, I've been traded once. Two won't hurt." Former teammate and current Miami Dolphins QB Dante Culpepper also made no official comment, but a source close to Culpepper said Wednesday that the quarterback would "love" to play with Moss again if the opportunity presented itself.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) sounded like he wouldn't mind being traded. ``I don't want to be the downfall, or the negative or the cancer of the team,'' Moss said. ``That's definitely not my goal to do. If they feel trading me and getting me out is the best thing to do, I've been traded once, two won't hurt.''

WR Randy Moss (SF) continues to vent his frustration towards the organization. Moss said during a radio interview Monday that he is not concerned with the team's struggles this season, as the organization, in Moss' opinion, does not appear committed to winning. "I'm not concerned about football right now," Moss said. "I'm loving life. I don't see anybody else having a concern, so why should I? There are negative things going on now. I'm not the only one unhappy."

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Aldrick Robinson (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Aldrick Robinson (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Aldrick Robinson (SF) is undergoing tests to determine if he suffered a concussion in his collision with Brandon Meriweather before the Week 4 game. Shanahan said Robinson was unconscious for a minute after the collision.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tavon Austin (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tavon Austin (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Keenan Burton (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Keenan Burton (STL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Keenan Burton (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dante Hall (STL) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

WR Dante Hall (STL) returned a punt 60 yards for his 11th career return touchdown last week. He is third all-time behind Brian Mitchell (13) and Eric Metcalf (12).

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Kennison (STL) is expected to return to the starting line up this weekend but rookie Dwayne Bowe will also remain a starter.

WR Eddie Kennison (STL) When asked about the status of Eddie Kennison, HC Herman Edwards said, "Eddie's is going to practice a little bit more this week. Hopefully, he might be able to participate in the game which would be good for us." When asked how it would affect rookie WR phenom Dwayne Bowe, Edwards made it sound like Bowe's role will not change. "They'll both be in there at the same time. One of them will be 'X' and the other will be 'Z'," Edwards said.

WR Dane Looker (STL) sustained a concussion during the fourth quarter of the team's Week 4 game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dane Looker (STL) will not play this weekend.

WR Dane Looker (STL) will not play in week five.

WR Mike Thomas (STL) is eligible to return in Week 5 from his suspension for PED use. Coach Sean McVay said Thomas would be added to the roster and the team would go with seven wide receivers.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (STL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (STL) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week. Watkins (calf) is likely out for Week 5, but he said he could play in an emergency.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (STL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (STL) did not practice on Wednesday. Watkins (calf) is not being ruled out for Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans despite missing practice, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

WR Sammy Watkins (STL) Watkins' (calf) status for the Week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans is uncertain at this point, according to head coach Rex Ryan. "He looked good and he's moving around decent, so hopefully that's a good sign, but I'm certainly not the guy who will decide that," Ryan said.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (STL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (STL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Wes Welker (STL) said he expects to be covered by Jets CB Darrelle Revis in Week 5 even when he lines up as the slot receiver.

WR Wes Welker (STL) said he's come all the way back from a season-ending knee injury he suffered in January 2010. "I feel like I'm past that. I feel like this is the best I've ever felt. This is the best I've played in my career," Welker said. Welker leads the NFL with 616 receiving yards.

*** Friday Update *** WR Wes Welker (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend. He was upgraded to probable.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced on Wednesday but is listed as questionable for this weekend.

WR Reggie Brown (TB) suffered a shoulder injury Monday night but is expected to practice this week according to HC Andy Reid.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Evans (TB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Evans (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Evans (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Mike Evans (TB) will reportedly miss two or three weeks with a strained groin.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) practiced fully on Friday even though he is listed as questionable to play this weekend. The feeling seems to be that he'll play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Jackson (hamstring) said playing this week against the Atlanta Falcons is a possibility. Jackson said as long as he improves every day, it's possible that he'll play, although head coach Jay Gruden isn't pushing him to make a premature return.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Friday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roscoe Parrish (TB) will not play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roscoe Parrish (TB) did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and is not expected to play in week five due to his injured wrist.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Corey Davis (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Corey Davis (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** WR Corey Davis (TEN) is making progress in his rehab but likely will not be able to play in Week 5, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) did not practice on Thursday. Jets head coach Todd Bowles said the team has not seen any improvement Decker's shoulder injury. Bowles said it is too early to consider placing Decker on the Reserve/Injured list.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Eric Decker (TEN) missed one game due to a partially torn rotator cuff in his shoulder, and beat writer Darryl Slater said Monday, Oct. 3, it seems unlikely Decker will be ready for the Week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Todd Bowles added it is too soon to determine if the team could place Decker on the Reserve/Injured Designated to Return list, which would sideline Decker at least eight weeks.

Decker said he's feeling better this week compared to last week, but he's still not sure if he'll be able to take the field in Week 5. Decker added that he's having trouble sleeping because of the discomfort in his shoulder. He has not ruled out surgery following the season. ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini doesn't think Decker will be active this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Decker said he will be a game-time decision in Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) did not practice on Thursday. Decker left practice early Thursday, Oct. 2, because of hamstring tightness. Head coach Rex Ryan said the team hopes Decker will be able to play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Eric Decker (TEN) feels better than he did this time last week, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (TEN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Harry Douglas (TEN) is expected to participate in practice this week, according to head coach Mike Smith.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Ford (TEN) said he did not have the extra burst in Week 4 because of his hamstring injury and will continue to rehab the injury until it is completely healed.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin Gage (TEN) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin Gage (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Justin Gage (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin Gage (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin Gage (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Justin Gage (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR David Givens (TEN) is still rehabbing from a left knee injury suffered last November and it doesn't appear he'll be back this season. Givens is rehabbing at the clinic of Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama. Givens is eligible to be taken off the PUP list later this fall, but it's becoming likely that his return target will be next year's training camp.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Givens (TEN) could miss several weeks when it was revealed that he had surgery on the thumb injury he's been battling.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Givens (TEN) will not play this weekend. Brandon Jones will likely start for him.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tajae Sharpe (TEN) might be rested occasionally in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins at the X receiver spot, giving way to Rishard Matthews.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jamison Crowder (WAS) was not as involved in the passing game in Week 4 due to game flow and the lack of pass attempts (24) in general, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Doctson (WAS) suffered a minor shoulder injury in the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday, Oct. 3.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Josh Doctson (WAS) could land on the Reserve/Injured list if his injury persists, but head coach Jay Gruden said he is hoping to avoid placing Doctson on injured reserve.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Doctson (WAS) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Doctson (WAS) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Doctson (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) will be inactive for the fourth time in five weeks this season. "He just hasn't participated enough in our team responsibilities for me to feel comfortable with him running the routes. What I have been excited about is that what he has done, he's been able to go full speed with," Zorn said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) will "be okay to go Sunday, but I don't know if he'll be active," according to HC Jim Zorn.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) made it through an entire practice on Wednesday. "I was excited about that and he was excited about that," HC Jim Zorn said of Kelly.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrelle Pryor (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrelle Pryor (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrelle Pryor (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday. Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Terrelle Pryor is ready to play in the team's Week 5 game.

WR Terrelle Pryor (WAS) Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Monday, Sept. 30, he was comfortable with the decision to sit Terrelle Pryor for an extra week, and Pryor won't be allowed to play until he is 100 percent. "He's got to be symptom free," Allen said, "whenever that point is. And we're going to continue to monitor him until he's symptom free."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Terrelle Pryor (WAS) Pryor's suspension ends Sunday, Oct. 9. Beginning Monday, Oct. 10, he can join his teammates for practice. Pryor has done an impressive job learning the offensive system and the terminology, and the coaching staff is eagerly anticipating his return. "I'm real excited to see him," offensive coordinator Al Saunders said. "We had him for a few days in training camp ... He has been really upbeat. We're looking forward to seeing what he can do."

Tight End

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jim Dray (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Dray (ARI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jim Dray (ARI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jim Dray (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jim Dray (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Tim Euhus (ARI) practiced on Friday but is at best a game-time decision for week five.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tim Euhus (ARI) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable to play in week five due to his injured shoulder.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jerame Tuman (ARI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** 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) is disappointed his number wasn't called during the final minutes of the team's 33-19 win over the Denver Broncos. Gonzalez is three yards short of setting the record for career receiving yards by a TE. Gonzalez said he was disappointed that he wasn't able to set the record at Arrowhead Stadium and "for whatever reason my number wasn't called at times."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) should be more of a receiver and less of a blocker in week six. The team expects T Willie Roaf to return to action, and that will ease the blocking burden on Gonzalez.

TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) will hopefully be more involved in the passing game when tackle Willie Roaf returns after the bye week. ``Last week we did a lot of maximum protection,'' coach Dick Vermeil said Tuesday. ``Tony was in pass protection a lot." Gonzalez said, ``I didn't go downfield at all.'' Vermeil seems intent on getting Gonzalez the ball: ``Regardless of what excuse we want to make, we have to do a better job of getting the ball to Tony Gonzalez's hands,'' Vermeil said Tuesday. ``He set an all-time record in the history of the National Football League with 102 catches last year and I'm certainly not going to panic because he's not at that pace right now.''

*** Friday Update *** TE Crockett Gillmore (BAL) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Crockett Gillmore (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Crockett Gillmore (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Crockett Gillmore (BAL) has a chance to play in the Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Darren Waller (BAL) was activated from the suspended list Saturday, Oct. 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Watson (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Watson (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Watson (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Maxx Williams (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Maxx Williams (BAL) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Oct. 7, and it sounds like he'll require knee surgery.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Maxx Williams (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Maxx Williams (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Teyo Johnson (BUF) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Teyo Johnson (BUF) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Friday Update *** TE Matt Murphy (BUF) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Murphy (BUF) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (CAR) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) is no longer wearing a boot on his surgically repaired foot and said his recovery is going well.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Manumaleuna (CHI) was limited in Friday’s practice and is questionable to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Manumaleuna (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and is iffy to play in week five due to his injured knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Manumaleuna (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week five due to his injured knee.

TE Brandon Manumaleuna (CHI) will try to practice Wednesday. Sunday he said, "The knee's still giving out a little bit." Coach Mike Martz said he won't play until he's fully healthy: “Brandon (Manumaleuna) is very close. I don’t know that he’ll play this week or not. If there is any risk at all, he won’t play. Same with Isaac (Bruce). We’ll move on and wait until they are completely ready to go.”

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Zach Miller (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Miller (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Miller (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tyler Eifert (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tyler Eifert (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tyler Eifert (CIN) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tyler Eifert (CIN) did not practice on Thursday. Eifert is dealing with a sore back, but head coach Marvin Lewis said Eifert still has a chance to play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tyler Eifert (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday, because of a new injury he suffered to his back and is being evaluated. He did not re-injure his ankle, according to a source.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Hewitt (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ryan Hewitt (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tyler Kroft (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tyler Kroft (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE C.J. Uzomah (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE C.J. Uzomah (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Seth DeValve (CLE) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Seth DeValve (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Seth DeValve (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ryan Taylor (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Taylor (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ryan Taylor (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Randall Telfer (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Randall Telfer (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Randall Telfer (CLE) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Randall Telfer (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Randall Telfer (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE James Hanna (DAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE James Hanna (DAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James Hanna (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) said he never lost confidence in his abilities despite a slow start to the season that included more than his fair share of drops. Witten caught 13 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown in Week 4. "I always felt confident in my game. I feel better than I've ever felt. I had some opportunities to make some catches that I'm accustomed and expected to make, and I didn't do it. But you stay the course," Witten said. "You've done it so many times. I knew there was going to be some opportunities to make some plays. I was glad to get back on track so to speak."

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) will see time at fullback according to the Dallas Morning News if injured FB Chris Gronkowski is not able to go. Gronkowski missed his second consecutive practice Friday because of a strained groin. If Gronkowski cannot play, the Cowboys will use Witten and fellow tight end Scott Chandler at fullback says the Morning News.

``It's a tough job,'' Witten said of fullback. ``I don't have the ideal look: big, thick neck. You have to be able to improvise. It's not just me. It's everybody. When you have different personnel, it helps keep the defense guessing.''

Witten said he has recovered from a sprained ligament in the right knee.

``I'm eager to get back to playing,'' Witten said. ``I really think this team is ready to play.''

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Jason Witten (DAL) participated in practice Monday, Oct. 4, reports Jan Hubbard, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Stephen Alexander (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Stephen Alexander (DEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Stephen Alexander (DEN) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Virgil Green (DEN) has returned to the team after serving his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on banned substances. The team will receive a roster exemption for Green.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeff Heuerman (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeff Heuerman (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Nate Jackson (DEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Nate Jackson (DEN) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Friday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) did not practice on Thursday. Ebron is not expected to be able to play in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles, a source said Wednesday, Oct. 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) did not practice on Wednesday. Ebron said part of his knee ailment is a bruised knee that can take up to three weeks to heal, depending on the individual.

*** Friday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) played a season-high 33 snaps and caught his first touchdown pass in Week 4. He will continue to play a big role in the offense in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills. "There's plenty of opportunities in every team we're going to play, so hopefully I just go out there and execute," Ebron said. "I don't want to go out there and mess up. Those are just my biggest fears. I never really worry about the opponent, I always worry about myself more than anybody else."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Darren Fells (DET) is out for this week's game.

TE Darren Fells (DET) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Darren Fells (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Darren Fells (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Darren Fells (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jace Amaro (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jace Amaro (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jace Amaro (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Billy Bajema (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Billy Bajema (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Billy Bajema (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Billy Bajema (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) will miss the rest of the season with a concussion.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Braedon Bowman (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Braedon Bowman (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Richie Brockel (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Richie Brockel (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Richie Brockel (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Nate Byham (FA) The Buccaneers placed Nate Byham (knee) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 1.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Jordan Cameron (FA) does not have a set timetable for a return from his concussion, according to head coach Adam Gase.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Jordan Cameron (FA) said he expects to deal with the sprained AC joint in his shoulder for the rest of the season. However, he said, "I feel good. I feel healthy."

*** Friday Update *** TE John Carlson (FA) The Vikings are trying to find ways to involve John Carlson in the game plan. Carlson has just one catch for minus one yard in the first four games, and he didn't catch a single pass in the first three games. He started off the season slow after dealing with a sprained knee early in training camp. "It just hasn't worked out yet but we know he's going to be a big factor in our pass offense," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "He's doing a good job in run blocking. His time will come."

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE James Casey (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James Casey (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE James Casey (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** TE James Casey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James Casey (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (FA) came off the field after a blow to the head but passed concussion tests and said he was fine after the game according to the Buffalo News.

*** Friday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) did not practice on Thursday. However he seems to be in at least as healthy as he was last week (when he played), so barring a setback he is expected to play this weekend as well.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and remains questionable for this weekend’s game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

TE Cameron Cleeland (FA) is being brought back by the Rams in the wake of Roland Williams' knee injury. Coach Mike Martz sounded glad to have him back: “Cam’s a very good player. Wasn’t sure he wanted to keep playing or not. There was a terrific reaction by Cam. I’d love to have him back on this team. I know what he can do. He can make a lot of plays for us.”

*** Saturday Update *** TE Chase Coffman (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

TE Chris Cooley (FA) has been asked to contribute more to the passing game by blocking and in turn his numbers have taken a hit this season. The team is trying to compensate for injuries on the line and Cooley has been pitching in. "He understands the situation; we've had a lot of lineman hurt," QB Jason Campbell said. "Right now, we have to use him to block more. But we understand the best thing he does for this team is route running and making catches for us. His time is going to come." Cooley has just six receptions for 54 yards and one touchdown this season.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Alge Crumpler (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jerome Cunningham (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jerome Cunningham (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jerome Cunningham (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

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

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Owen Daniels (FA) The Texans may re-consider Owen Daniels' long term future with team because of his injury history and the other tight ends they have on the roster, reports Lance Zierlein, of the Houston Chronicle.

*** Friday Update *** TE Demarcus Dobbs (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** TE Demarcus Dobbs (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Larry Donnell (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Larry Donnell (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Larry Donnell (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joseph Fauria (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Joseph Fauria (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Daniel Fells (FA) was placed on the season-ending Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 5, due to a staph infection in his ankle.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Fells (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Daniel Fells (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Daniel Fells (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Derek Fine (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday after receiving medical clearance. Finley said he expects to play against the Detroit Lions in Week 5. "It took several days," Finley said. "I took my bye week, rested up a little, came back in Monday and did several tests, went to the hospital and did a couple tests. It's a long haul. You have to do several things to get back, and you have to respect the league for doing it. It's much respect from me."

TE Jermichael Finley (FA) had just three catches for 28 yards against the Denver Broncos in Week 4 and said he was being double teamed by the Broncos. "Percentage-wise, I'd say 80 percent of the time I was capped," Finley said. "If every team wants to come in and double-team me, we've got guys like Greg and Jordy (Nelson) and James Jones." Finley was fine with being a decoy for a week, but he said he will become impatient if he has many more weeks like that one.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) is still a game-time decision, but it looks like he probably will not play in week five.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) partially practiced on Friday but will be a game-time decision for week five.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and looks like a game time decision for week five.

*** Friday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Richard Gordon (FA) suffered a broken hand in the team's Week 4 game, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

*** Friday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Ladarius Green (FA) has played well early in the season and should continue to have a role in the offense even though Antonio Gates is receiving from his suspension, according to Philip Rivers.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ladarius Green (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ladarius Green (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ladarius Green (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Dan Gronkowski (FA) will work at fullback in Week 5 in place of injured Spencer Larsen, reports The Denver Post's Mike Klis.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) did not practice 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) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. He's looking pretty iffy.

*** 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) has a bad hamstring. HC Brian Billick said the injury to Heap is isolated to the lower part of the hamstring, and Billick added that is better than an injury to the upper part, which can linger.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially practiced on Friday and was added to the injury report as questionable with a thigh injury. The team will likely see how he can work tomorrow.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) may not be active Week 5 even though he was able to take part in practice this week. The Patriots are so secretive about injuries it's difficult to tell of Hernandez will play even though he's listed as questionable this week. The team may see week 6 as a more realistic return date.

*** Friday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Hernandez (ankle) was walking without a noticeable limp Wednesday, Oct. 3.

*** Friday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. The NY Post is reporting that Hernandez is "likely" to play against the Jets this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Housler (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rob Housler (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Housler (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE David Johnson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (FA) did not practice on Saturday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (FA) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

TE Joe Klopfenstein (FA) will start in the place of injured TE Randy McMichael after their bye week.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ryan Krause (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Krause (FA) practiced on Thursday but remains iffy to play in week five due to his injured foot.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Donald Lee (FA) missed practice Thursday with a knee and looks doubtful for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Shad Meier (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Heath Miller (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Heath Miller (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Saturday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

TE Zach Miller (FA) is only expected to miss two games after he underwent ankle surgery last week.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

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

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Zach Miller is expected to start in Week 5, even though he is listed as questionable with a concussion.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Zach Miller (FA) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said he believes Zach Miller should be sufficiently recovered by symptoms from a concussion to play in Week 5. Miller said Monday, Oct. 5, he expected to play.

TE Zach Miller (FA) had a great game blocking against the Miami Dolphins according to HC Lane Kiffin. He more than held his own against LB Joey Porter and DE Jason Taylor, both Pro Bowl veterans.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dave Moore (FA) did not practice on Friday and is at best a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Shawn Nelson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

TE Shawn Nelson (FA) underwent surgery on his groin roughly four weeks ago and rejoined the team Monday, Oct. 4, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown. Nelson said he is almost done with rehab from his surgery. It is unknown if he will be able to play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** TE Michael Palmer (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Palmer (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Palmer (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Palmer (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Palmer (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) is being asked to block more this year than ever in his four-year career.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) is finally closing in on 100 percent health, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. Pettigrew has shed his knee brace, but he isn't completely recovered from the knee injury he suffered last season. However, Schwartz said Pettigrew is the healthiest he has been since suffering the knee injury. Pettigrew has caught 22 passes through the first four weeks of the season after catching 31 balls as a rookie in 11 games last year.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 5.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (FA) has been working out, but it is not known if he will be able to play when he is eligible to activated from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Most felt this injury could be career-threatening. Pitta can start participating in practice as soon as Monday, Oct. 19. We'll wait and see here.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (FA) Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he is very impressed at the progress Dennis Pitta has made in his recovery from a fractured hip. Pitta caught passes from a JUGS machine during practice Friday, Oct. 4, and has started to run. There is no guarantee, however, that Pitta will play this season.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (FA) was on the field for 57 plays in the Week 2 game against the Cleveland Browns, but he was targeted just twice, and he had zero receptions. Ed Dickson was also active. He saw 40 plays, but he too had no receptions.

*** Friday Update *** TE Andrew Quarless (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Andrew Quarless (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Andrew Quarless (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Scheffler (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. He is listed as questionable for Week 5 but is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Scheffler (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tony Scheffler (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Visanthe Shiancoe (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Visanthe Shiancoe (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Visanthe Shiancoe (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Shockey plans to play in the team's Week 5 game against the New Orleans Saints, and head coach Ron Rivera said it "looks very promising". However, Shockey must first be cleared by an independent doctor.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) suffered a concussion in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears. He woke up Monday, Oct. 3, with a headache and is being treated for a concussion.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) will not play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) talked Friday about whether he can ever return to the glory of his first five seasons in which he averaged nearly 63 receptions and five TDs. "Obviously, I'm not 21 years old anymore," said Shockey. "A bunch of things have changed, a bunch of elements, a bunch of pieces in the puzzle have gone elsewhere. It's just different. It's not the same as it was and it's never going to be."

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) won't be benched for comments that the New York Giants were outcoached in a recent loss to the Seattle Seahawks. After first refusing to answer the question, HC Tom Coughlin said Tuesday that Shockey would start against the Washington Redskins this weekend if his sprained right ankle was OK. "We'll see about his health and his condition," a miffed Coughlin said Tuesday after practice. "If he can go, he'll start." RB Tiki Barber, who criticized Coughlin after a playoff loss to Carolina last season, was certain Shockey would not be benched, even before the coach spoke. "I don't think there were any tensions between Jeremy and the coach," Barber said. "I think Jeremy said some things that he probably regretted and that were not accurate, and it was done after it was done." On the injury front, Shockey practiced fully and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Mickey Shuler (FA) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Mickey Shuler (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 5. However, reports around the team indicate he will play.

*** Thursday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** 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 and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE Jerramy Stevens (FA) was sentenced to 12 days in jail and received $3,160 in fines today after his drunk-driving conviction last month in Scottsdale, Arizona. However Stevens won't miss any action on the field -- at least not yet. Facing 30 days in jail, he had his sentence immediately stayed by Judge B. Monte Morgan pending the outcome of an appeal by Stevens' attorney. The attorney, James Nesci, told the Times recently that he planned to appeal the conviction, adding that the future legal wrangling likely means there won't be an outcome until after the football season. That should allow Stevens to stay on the field and serve any jail time in the offseason, Nesci said.

TE Jerramy Stevens (FA) is running and should be back for practice next Monday as he tries to return from his sprained left knee.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Sudfeld (FA) The Jets claimed Zach Sudfeld off waivers Friday, Oct. 4.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Zach Sudfeld (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Sudfeld (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Zach Sudfeld (FA) was on the field for only eight of the team's 66 offensive plays Week 4. Michael Hoomanawanui and Matthew Mulligan both received more plays than Sudfeld.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Troupe (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Troupe (FA) practiced on Wednesday and Thursday and is expected to play in week five despite his injured elbow.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Troupe (FA) practiced on Wednesday despite an injured elbow. Barring a setback, he is expected to play in week five.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Will Tye (FA) is expected to see the majority of playing time at tight end while Larry Donnell is out, according to the ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) missed practice again Thursday and still looks like he won't play Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week five due to his injured chest.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ernest Wilford (FA) was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ernest Wilford (FA) will move into the starting lineup along with Reggie Williams now that Matt Jones is out.

TE Roland Williams (FA) will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Cam Cleeland is expected to return to the team and take Williams’ roster spot.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is 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 due to his shoulder injury, which is "something he's going to have to deal with all year," according to HC Romeo Crennel.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced partially on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. He'll likely be limited in practice each week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) was limited in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend. Although he's expected to start. Look for him to follow this limited practice schedule for much of this year.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) was limited in Wednesday’s practice and is questionable for this weekend’s game.

TE Martellus Bennett (GB) will likely be more involved in the offense earlier in games moving forward, according to quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

TE Martellus Bennett (GB) said he played most of the 2013 season with a torn medial collateral ligament and a separated shoulder. He said he did not have surgery to repair either injury during the offseason. Bennett has caught 29 passes for 295 yards and four touchdowns this season.

*** Friday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Stephen Anderson (HOU) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Stephen Anderson (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Stephen Anderson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Mark Bruener (HOU) will not play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Mark Bruener (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Mark Bruener (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Fiedorowicz should be able to play against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jack Doyle (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jack Doyle (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Jack Doyle (IND) is in the concussion protocol following the Week 4 game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony Hill (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Anthony Hill (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Anthony Hill (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Mike Seidman (IND) injured his knee in the win over Tampa Bay on Sept. 24, but HC John Fox claimed they didn't know it was a torn ACL until "the last couple of days." Seidman is not yet on injured reserve. "There are different options and we're sorting those out," Fox said Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) said he is looking to return for the team's Week 12 game. Lewis is allowed to practice in four weeks and can come off the Active/Reserve/Injured list in six weeks.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) said his calf strain was back to square one after aggravating it in Week 4, but head coach Gus Bradley isn't ready to rule him out for Week 5 against the St. Louis Rams. "He re-irritated his calf strain," Bradley said. "It's one of those things where he felt it on the second play of the game. It wasn't a pull like it happened before, he just felt it inside there. It was one of those things where we were looking at giving some treatment between quarters or taking him to the locker room but it was just irritated enough where we felt like it'd be best if he didn't play."

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE James OShaughnessy (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE James OShaughnessy (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James OShaughnessy (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermaine Wiggins (JAX) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermaine Wiggins (JAX) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Travis Kelce (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Travis Kelce (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Travis Kelce (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** 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 Anthony Fasano (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE MarQueis Gray (MIA) is out for this week's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE MarQueis Gray (MIA) is out for this week's game.

TE MarQueis Gray (MIA) could miss a significant amount of playing time because he suffered a possible broken forearm during the team's Week 4 game.

*** 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.

TE Julius Thomas (MIA) is still rehabilitating his left elbow injury, but he is expected to return in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears following the Week 5 bye.

*** Friday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Thomas (hand) has not been cleared to play in Week 5, but he has been cleared to begin catching passes. Thomas said he doesn't know if he'll be able to play this week, adding that if he does play he'll be limited in what he can do. Thomas said he will take the advice of Jacksonville's medical team before deciding whether or not to play.

TE Julius Thomas (MIA) was scheduled to meet with a doctor Monday, Oct. 5, and may be cleared for full practice after the meeting. His status for the Week 5 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is uncertain at this point.

*** Friday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (MIA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (MIA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Kleinsasser (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Kleinsasser (MIN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jim Kleinsasser (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Morgan (MIN) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Morgan (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE David Morgan (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dwayne Allen (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this week.

TE Dwayne Allen (NE) is considered questionable for the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Oct. 8, because of his ankle injury.

TE Fred Davis (NE) did not play a lot in Week 4 because he is still dealing with ankle soreness. Davis did not practice leading up to the team's Week 4 game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) has been declared inactive for Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) is traveling with the team for their Week 5 game, according to a source.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. He doesn't look like his old self. Per NFL.com, Gronkowski conceded as much on Wednesday, telling reporters the hamstring is "obviously" holding him back.

"When I can get rolling, I'll get rolling," Gronkowski offered, via Michael Giardi of CSN New England.

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) is "not himself," according to NFL Network's Mike Garafalo. Gronkowski's hamstring has not healed the way the Patriots were expecting it to, according to sources.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) is out for Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. A person familiar with the New England Patriots' thinking said they're not confident Rob Gronkowski will play in Week 5. Gronkowski has expressed a desire to make his season debut in Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Gronkowski said he is making progress but is not sure when he will be able to play again. He said he has not been pressured by the team to come back early and that the two sides are on the same page in regards to his rehab. "We were on the same page from the very get go. And [we're] still on the same page and it's going good. I'm progressing every week, I'm feeling better every week, getting stronger every week and better conditioning every week. Just still sticking to the motto 'day by day.'"

*** 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.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) The Patriots managed Rob Gronkowski's (hip) playing time by resting him for one series in each half of the team's Week 4 game. Gronkowski typically plays every offensive snap.

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) finished the Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders with just one catch for 15 yards, being used mostly as a blocker, but head coach Bill Belichick praised his play. "That's one of the great things about Rob, he really likes to block," said Belichick. "As much as he gets excited about his touchdown catches and his spikes and all that, he really enjoys blocking."

*** Friday Update *** TE Mark Campbell (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Mark Campbell (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Mark Campbell (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Tom Crabtree (NO) said he sees Week 6 as a realistic goal for his return from his high ankle sprain. Crabtree said he suffered a setback when he tweaked his ankle sprain.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Coby Fleener (NO) Fleener's catch rate has climbed from 25 percent in the first two games to 62 percent in the last two games, and tight ends coach Dan Campbell said Fleener is starting to understand what Drew Brees is looking for.

*** Friday Update *** TE Coby Fleener (NO) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Coby Fleener (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Coby Fleener (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Graham (NO) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Daniel Graham (NO) was limited in Wednesday’s practice and is questionable for this weekend’s game.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NO) suffered a concussion in Week 4. It is Hoomanawanui's second concussion of the season, so the team will be cautious with his return.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** 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 .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) has been placed on the injured reserve list and will miss the remainder of the season.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (NYG) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (NYG) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE George Wrighster (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE George Wrighster (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE George Wrighster (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Leggett (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Leggett (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Adrien Robinson (NYJ) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Adrien Robinson (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Adrien Robinson (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) could have a small role on offense if he is active for the team's Week 5 game, according to offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.

*** Friday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jared Cook (OAK) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jared Cook (OAK) did not practice on Thursday. Cook is expected to miss four to six weeks.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jared Cook (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jared Cook (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jared Cook (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jared Cook (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jared Cook (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Lee Smith (OAK) suffered a leg injury that "threatens his season," according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

*** Friday Update *** TE Clive Walford (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Clive Walford (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Clive Walford (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Trey Burton (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Trey Burton (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** 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.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Ertz (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Zach Ertz (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Ertz (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Zach Ertz (PHI) is planning on playing Week 5 versus the Detroit Lions after an MRI on his ribs came back clear, according to CSN Philly's Reuben Frank.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jesse James (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jesse James (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vance McDonald (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

TE Vance McDonald (PIT) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vance McDonald (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vance McDonald (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Leonard Pope (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Leonard Pope (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) practiced fully on Friday but is officially questionable to play this week. Gates, however, is leaning toward "giving it a go" in Week 5 against the Oakland Raiders.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) said he lost weight recently in order to give himself the best chance to avoid injuries as he gets back into football shape.

TE Antonio Gates (SD) is eligible to return in Week 5 from his four-game suspension. Gates is in great shape and will be play in the Week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Mike McCoy.

*** 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) did not practice on Thursday .

TE Antonio Gates (SD) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Antonio Gates is making progress from his foot injury and will run Tuesday, Oct. 4.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Wednesday, but he did take part in Thursday's session.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Randy McMichael (SD) suffered an ankle injury on a couple of occasions Sunday, and the second time, with less than 3 minutes to play, the injury looked serious. McMichael was on crutches and wearing a boot after the game. On Tuesday, the injury was diagnosed as a broken tibia. McMichael will miss at least six to eight weeks and the team may go ahead and end his season with an IR designation.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) is part of an offense that offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell wants to see everyone involved in. "We're doing everything we can to try to get everybody involved in the offense," Bevell said. "We want Jimmy to catch balls, I know you'll probably ask me that every week. We want him involved, we want him to catch balls, there's a lot of things that we ask him to do, whether it's catching, whether it's blocking, whether it's being a decoy. You can just go on and on, and we expect him to do it the best that he can."

*** Friday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bennie Joppru (SEA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

TE Luke Willson (SEA) is expected to take over as the starting tight end while Zach Miller (ankle) is out.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) practiced fully on Saturday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zack Pianalto (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zack Pianalto (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) partially participated in Saturday's practice but is not expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Dwayne Blakley (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dwayne Blakley (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dwayne Blakley (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Erron Kinney (TEN) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Erron Kinney (TEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Erron Kinney (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday and is iffy for week five with an injured chest.

*** Friday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Phillip Supernaw (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to 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) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) is out for this week's game.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) is not expected to play in Week 5 unless he shows dramatic improvement over the weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. He said he is experiencing some back spasms, and is listed a "day to day."

TE Vernon Davis (WAS) had X-rays on his lower back, which were negative. He is suffering from back spasms and expects to play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

TE Vernon Davis (WAS) said he wasn't screaming at the coaches to send more passes his way Sunday after he made his only catch. It only looked that way. "It was just me being me," he said. "I was just fired up. I didn't say anything to the coaches. I just wanted more." HC Mike Nolan said he told Davis to sit on the bench to get in the right frame of mind. "He's very emotional," Nolan said. "He was excited at the time. I don't know what transpired at the time. But he was right in front of me. ... I told him to go sit down and calm down."

*** Saturday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) is walking a lot better, and there appears to be a decent chance that he'll be able to play October 21 when they face the Giants.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) will not play this weekend.

TE Vernon Davis (WAS) will not play in the team's Week 5 game as he continues to recover from a sprained MCL in his right knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) will not play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Niles Paul (WAS) practiced fully on Saturday but is officially questionable to play this weekend. Paul, however, is reportedly expected to play in Week 5.

*** Friday Update *** TE Niles Paul (WAS) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Niles Paul (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

TE Niles Paul (WAS) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 30, and remains in the league's concussion protocol. However, head coach Jay Gruden said Paul is "making very good progress."

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Jordan Reed (WAS) suffered a head injury in the Week 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Reed was diagnosed with a concussion Sunday, Oct. 4. Reed has a long history of getting concussed that dates back to his days in college. Reed suffered a right medial collateral ligament sprain and a right ankle sprain in addition to a concussion.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

TE Jordan Reed (WAS) did individual drills in practice Tuesday, Sept. 30. Reed has missed the last two weeks.

*** Friday Update *** TE Alex Smith (WAS) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Alex Smith (WAS) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Alex Smith (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday .

Kicker

*** Saturday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (ARI) has been ruled out for Sunday's game according to the National Football Post. Billy Cundiff will handle the kicking duties again.

*** Friday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (ARI) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (ARI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (ARI) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Billy Cundiff (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

PK Billy Cundiff (BUF) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

PK Billy Cundiff (BUF) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the team will not be bringing in any kickers this week to challenge Billy Cundiff, who completed one of the four chances he had in Week 4.

PK Connor Barth (CHI) has re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, Oct. 6, as he beat out other kickers to replace Kyle Brindza. Brindza was released.

*** Saturday Update *** PK Dan Bailey (DAL) did not experience a setback during practice Friday, Oct. 8, and is expected to play Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

*** Friday Update *** PK Dan Bailey (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week. Owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 the Fan Friday that he thought Bailey would be able to play Sunday.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Dan Bailey (DAL) did not practice on Thursday and is considered doubtful for this week's game. Robbie Gould and Kai Forbath were expected to work out for the Dallas Cowboys because Bailey is dealing with a back injury, according to sources.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Dan Bailey (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Brandon McManus (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

Also, the Broncos have released Matt Prater, so the kicking job belongs to McManus for the remainder of the season - unless, of coure, he falters.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Brandon McManus (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Brandon McManus (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Matt Prater (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Matt Prater (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He's dealing with a calf injury on his kicking leg. See what he does Friday but have a backup plan ready if Prater is your guy.

PK David Akers (FA) will miss at least three more weeks with his injured hamstring. It’s starting to look like that time frame is optimistic at best as according to team sources, the injury is “more significant than originally thought”.

PK Shane Andrus (FA) The Buccaneers announced they have signed free-agent PK Shane Andrus (formerly of the Colts).

*** Saturday Update *** PK Doug Brien (FA) is still a game-time decision. The Bears have signed rookie PK Robbie Gould, and both he and Brien are in Cleveland. If Brien can’t play, Gould will kick for the team.

*** Friday Update *** PK Doug Brien (FA) was downgraded to questionable which is always a bad sign to be moving down this late in the week. He did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision for week five. Rookies Robbie Gould and Tyler Jones may be signed to the 53 man roster on Saturday. The Bears will also work out additional kickers and weigh their options.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Doug Brien (FA) did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday due to his injured back. He is listed as probable but could be a game time decision in week five.

*** Friday Update *** PK John Carney (FA) HC Tom Coughlin was asked Friday if he had an idea of which kicker (Carney or Lawrence Tynes, who is listed as probable) would dress this weekend, he replied, "I do. But we will see on game day."

*** Wednesday Update *** PK John Carney (FA) will continue to kick for the team in Week 5 as Lawrence Tynes is not ready to return.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Dan Carpenter (FA) had a left knee injury last week, but head coach Rex Ryan said Carpenter is fine. Billy Cundiff was signed, and Ryan said "we'll see how it goes this week" when asked who will handle field goals.

*** Friday Update *** PK Jason Elam (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Jason Elam (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Jason Elam (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Jason Elam (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** PK Jay Feely (FA) was excused from Saturday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 5.

PK Todd France (FA) will continue as the team’s kicker for at least four more weeks with David Akers still ailing with the bad hamstring.

*** Saturday Update *** PK Martin Gramatica (FA) was released by the team earlier this week which had everyone feeling better about Adam Vinatieri. Saturday, the team re-signed Gramatica raising lots of questions about Vinatieri's status. We'll have official word for you about an hour before the Colts game Sunday morning on our Sunday Morning updates online.

*** Friday Update *** PK John Hall (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** PK John Hall (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week five due to his injured quadriceps.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK John Hall (FA) missed practice again Wednesday and it's looking like it'll be Nick Novack again this week. Novak kicked the game winner last Sunday so the team has plenty of confidence in him.

*** Friday Update *** PK Jason Hanson (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week five.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Jason Hanson (FA) kicked some FGs during Thursday’s practice and is expected to play in week five despite his injured hamstring.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Jason Hanson (FA) was limited in Wednesday’s practice, but the team expects him to be ready to kick in week five.

PK Alex Henery (FA) Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said the team will be sticking with Alex Henery even though he has made only two of his five field goal attempts this season. "I do have confidence in him," Kelly said. "I know [special teams coordinator Dave Fipp] has confidence in him, I think he's a real accurate kicker. But from a kicking standpoint, I'm pretty confident in him."

PK Zach Hocker (FA) could be in danger of losing his job as the Saints are trying out kickers Tuesday, Oct. 6.

*** Friday Update *** PK Nate Kaeding (FA) is out for this weekend's game. Kaeding (groin) said he considers himself day-to-day and fully expects to play again this season. He has been going through his kicking motion during practice but has not started to kick a ball at this point.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Nate Kaeding (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

PK Nate Kaeding (FA) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he does not expect Nate Kaeding (groin) to kick for a while. Kaeding is seeing a specialist and being re-evaluated.

*** Friday Update *** PK Ryan Longwell (FA) returned to practice on Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday with strep throat. Longwell said he came down with the infection Tuesday and had a high temperature of 102.1 degrees, but he said he was feeling much better and will be fine for game day.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Ryan Longwell (FA) missed Wednesday’s practice with strep throat but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** PK Olindo Mare (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Olindo Mare (FA) missed practice Thursday with a groin strain. HC Sean Payton said it was a precautionary measure and he expects Mare to be OK. If Mare were to get injured during a game, he said punter Steve Weatherford would kick.

*** Friday Update *** PK Lawrence Tynes (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 5. HC Tom Coughlin was asked Friday if he had an idea of which kicker (Tynes or John Carney) would dress this weekend, he replied, "I do. But we will see on game day."

*** Thursday Update *** PK Lawrence Tynes (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Lawrence Tynes (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday. However, he continues to have swelling in his injured left knee after nearly every workout and does not appear close to returning to action. "The important thing is for me to be healthy and get back to 100 percent, which I am not at," Tynes said Wednesday.

PK Lawrence Tynes (FA) According to HC Tom Coughlin, there is reason to be concerned about the kicking game for the Giants, which means Lawrence Tynes (who missed a field goal and an extra point on Sunday) is probably concerned about his job. The Giants were scheduled to work out two free-agent kickers today in Josh Huston and Billy Cundiff.

*** Saturday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) was thought to likely be able to kick Sunday but the team re-signed kicker Martin Gramatica on Saturday. He was listed as probable Friday but has been moved to questionable. This has us worried about Vinatieri for Sunday. The good news is that the Colts play in the 1 PM game and we'll have the official word on his status about an hour before gametime Sunday on our Sunday Updates online.

*** Friday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) practiced again Thursday and is looking like he'll be good to go Sunday. For further indication of how the Colts are feeling about Vinatieri, the Colts released backup kicker Martin Gramatica.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) is expected to play in Week 5 after missing the past two weeks with a groin injury. “Adam maybe could have kicked (in Week 4),” HC Tony Dungy said. “We were probably wise in not kicking him. It was more my feelings. It took everything we had to keep him out. We should have good conditions to kick this week,” Dungy said.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Josh Scobee (NO) worked with a kicking coach Gary Zauner during the offseason and changed Scobee mechanics, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union. Zauner said he noticed Scobee's body crunching forward during long-range field goal attempts. He also said Scobee's ankles rolled in a way that made his motion less efficient. "It was a swing change for me, and more of a philosophy change," Scobee said. "Once I caught on and saw exactly what he talked about, I built a lot of good swings off it and at the same time got the confidence in what I was doing."

*** Friday Update *** PK Josh Scobee (NO) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Josh Scobee (NO) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) will set the team record for most games played in Oakland franchise history in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos, and he isn't showing signs of slowing down at age 37. Janikowski has made all seven of his field goal attempts this year and all 10 extra points. "You look at my stats?" Janikowski asked. "That's how I can tell. I'm doing the same thing I did 10 years ago, hitting 60-yarders in warmups before games. I don't see the difference. The more you do, the more you work out, you can be strong." He's the Raiders all-time leading scorer and needs just five field goals of 50 yards or longer to break Jason Hanson's NFL record of 52. Janikowski has been in much better shape in recent seasons and said he lifts more weights than he did earlier in his career and manages the amount he kicks each week to stay fresh.

PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) has misfired on three field goal attempts through the first four games, and it appears the transition to punter Marquette King from long-time holder Shane Lechler is a work in progress. "We have to get more comfortable still with that duo," head coach Dennis Allen said.

PK Caleb Sturgis (PHI) won't be replaced after missing a field goal and an extra point in Week 4, according to head coach Chip Kelly. "We're going to stay with Caleb. Looked at what's available out there," Kelly said. "The state of kicking in the league right now is not very good. There's been a lot of changes."

*** Thursday Update *** PK Nick Novak (SD) is expected to kick for the team in week five in place of the injured John Hall.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Blair Walsh (SEA) indicated that the club will not bring anyone in this week as possible competition for struggling Blair Walsh, who is 8-for-11 on FGAs and 6-for-8 on PATs this season.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Greg Zuerlein (STL) had successful field goals of 58 yards and 60 yards in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks. He actually set the franchise record for longest field goal twice. Zuerlein is the first player in NFL history to make two kicks of at least 58 yards in a single game.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Dustin Hopkins (WAS) is out for this weekend's game.

PK Dustin Hopkins (WAS) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

Offensive Line

*** Thursday Update ***