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Week 8 Players in the News


The Latest News

Quarterback

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Oct. 26.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (CHI) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Thursday Update *** QB Paxton Lynch (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Wednesday's session was Lynch's first practice of any kind with teammates since Aug. 26, though Joseph classified Lynch's involvement as "very limited." There is no timeline for him to be cleared to play.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) disclosed on Conan with Conan O'Brien Wednesday, Oct. 25, that he had 13 screws inserted into his collarbone.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jacoby Brissett (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

Luck will play if/when he is medically cleared this season regardless of the team's record, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) is expected to return in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) is the second quarterback in franchise history, joining retired quarterback Al Dorow, to have at least three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown in the same game, pulling off this feat in Week 7 on Sunday, Oct. 22, against the Miami Dolphins.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jameis Winston (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Winston did not do any throwing during the session.

Running Back

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Terrance West (BAL) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alex Armah (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Christian McCaffrey (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (DEN) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dwayne Washington (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** 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 Charcandrick West (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Wendell Smallwood (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Melvin Gordon (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kyle Juszczyk (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kyle Juszczyk (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Juszczyk wore a non-contact jersey Wednesday, Oct. 25, but he said he "absolutely" will return from a back injury that has kept him sidelined for the past two games.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rob Kelley (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Thompson (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

Wide Receiver

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Campanaro (BAL) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Matthews (BAL) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (BAL) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Funchess (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Curtis Samuel (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dontrelle Inman (CHI) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused). Inman will participate in practice Friday, Oct. 27, and has a chance to play in Week 8 even though he joined the team earlier this week, according to head coach John Fox.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tyler Boyd (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cody Core (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR John Ross (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammie Coates (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cody Latimer (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Isaiah McKenzie (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) did not practice on Thursday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Tate said he's rehabbing his shoulder hard, but he doesn't know if he'll be ready for Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Albert Wilson (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jarvis Landry (MIA) needs 10 more catches to become the NFL's all-time leader in most catches in a player's first four years. He currently has 333 career receptions.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeVante Parker (MIA) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stefon Diggs (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laquon Treadwell (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 26, as he deals with a hyperextended knee. The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe said the injury isn't a "major ordeal," but the Patriots could still sit him this week to give him an extra week of rest before their bye in Week 9. Amendola is considered day-to-day.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Willie Snead (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Thomas (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Robby Anderson (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) did not practice on Thursday.

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

Tight End

*** Thursday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Hewitt (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE A.J. Derby (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jacob Hollister (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Leggett (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Lee Smith (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Lee Smith (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Vance McDonald (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Kicker

*** Thursday Update *** PK Graham Gano (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Dan Bailey (DAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Nick Novak (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Offensive Line

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Cordy Glenn practiced fully on Thursday.

G Richie Incognito did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Matt Kalil practiced fully on Thursday.

C Ryan Kalil did not practice on Thursday.

T John Theus did not practice on Thursday.

G Trai Turner practiced fully on Thursday.

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

G Kyle Long practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Tyron Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Donald Stephenson did not practice on Thursday.

T Menelik Watson partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Emmett Cleary did not practice on Thursday.

G T.J. Lang practiced fully on Thursday.

T Greg Robinson did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Chris Clark did not practice on Thursday.

C Greg Mancz practiced fully on Thursday.

G Xavier Su'a-Filo practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) C Ryan Kelly partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Mitch Morse practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Nick Easton partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Riley Reiff practiced fully on Thursday.

G Jeremiah Sirles did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Terron Armstead partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Larry Warford 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 did not practice on Thursday.

G Brian Winters practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Marshall Newhouse partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Marshall Newhouse partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Lane Johnson is expected to stay at right tackle and will not move to left tackle to replace Jason Peters. Halapoulivaati Vaitai is expected to start at left tackle.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G David DeCastro practiced fully on Thursday.

T Marcus Gilbert did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Los Angeles Chargers (SD) T Joe Barksdale did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) C Justin Britt did not practice on Thursday.

G/T Luke Joeckel did not practice on Thursday.

T Matt Tobin partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) C Justin Britt did not practice on Wednesday. According to head coach Pete Carroll, it will be a challenge for Britt to play in Week 8.

G/T Luke Joeckel did not practice on Wednesday.

T Matt Tobin did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Trent Brown did not practice on Thursday.

G Brandon Fusco did not practice on Thursday.

T Joe Staley partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Trent Brown did not practice on Wednesday.

G Brandon Fusco did not practice on Wednesday.

T Joe Staley did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) G Tyler Catalina partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Morgan Moses did not practice on Thursday.

T Ty Nsekhe did not practice on Thursday.

G Brandon Scherff did not practice on Thursday.

T Trent Williams did not practice on Thursday.

Defensive Line

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General Team News

*** Thursday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) P Marquette King partially participated in Thursday's practice.


All the news

Quarterback

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

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

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

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

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

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

QB Blaine Gabbert (ARI) should be able to play with his shoulder injury according to an orthopedist. "There are things short of surgery that would most likely allow him to continue to play through the season," Dr. Orr Limpisvasti of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles said in a phone interview today. "The therapy and rehabilitation starts right away and it would be treated surgically only if he needed it and he was unable to play. In general, labrum tears can cause pain and instability, but NFL players often play with those injuries."

*** Friday Update *** QB Max Hall (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Max Hall (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

Hall said the team is simplifying the offense this week so he does not have too much to think about while playing, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. "I think we're going to kind of simplify things a little bit," Hall said, "Eliminate some of the thinking so I can just go play. The game plan we've installed so far this week is really good. I like it, feel comfortable with it."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Max Hall (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday. Hall has passed his neurological tests, a source told Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. He should start in Week 8 if he does not have any problems during the week.

QB Max Hall (ARI) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Max Hall (who suffered a blow to the head in Week 7) will remain the team's starting quarterback as long as he is healthy, according to Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Oct. 26.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) will have surgery to repair his broken arm Wednesday, Oct. 25, according to a source. He hopes to return quicker than the eight-week window.

*** Monday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) suffered a broken left arm during the team's Week 7 game and will need to undergo surgery, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Palmer will miss at least eight weeks and could miss the rest of the season, according to reports. Palmer, however, believes he may be able to return in four to six weeks, according to Arians.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) threw at team headquarters Tuesday, Oct. 21, and is "real close" to 100% percent, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) has passed for at least 200 yards in 12 consecutive games, a franchise record.

*** Friday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Carson Palmer quit mentally during the course of the 2010 season. "At what point did Carson quit?" Lewis asked. "At some point last year he decided he didn't want to be here. This didn't happen at the end of the season. There was a point earlier on when he said, 'This isn't the place for me.'"

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) received a ton of reps during the team's up-tempo practice Tuesday, Oct. 25. The goal was to get Palmer up to speed in the offense before the team's Week 9 game. "This was a regular season practice, but we always have the ability to do what we call 10-10-10," head coach Hue Jackson said. "We have 10 plays and 10 plays and 10 plays, and it's up-tempo, it's fast and we go. But there's still a lot of fundamental and technique things that we're working on."

QB Carson Palmer (ARI) had memorized roughly 10 percent of the team's offensive playbook prior to Week 7. Head coach Hue Jackson is confident Palmer will get more comfortable during the bye week as he practices with the team's corps of wide receivers.

*** Friday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) did not practice on Thursday. Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports, "Coach Marvin Lewis did say that he expects Palmer to play on Sunday. He did not practice on Thursday due to a sore hip"

*** Saturday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) is unlikely to play again this season according to sources. Palmer's injury is to one portion of the ulnar collateral ligament and he has been told that Tommy John surgery would repair the problem with positive results, the sources said. However, doctors have agreed that Palmer's conservative approach to such an operation is acceptable because the damage is more limited. Palmer has asked the Bengals to wait "around two months" before taking any action because, a source said, the quarterback "does not want to abandon the team until he's certain he can't play. Palmer believes the pain in his arm is actually manageable but he has lost strength in his right hand, which has become a greater obstacle to throwing the football, the sources said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) according to ESPN, is unlikely to play another game in the 2008 season. But he will delay a decision on whether to have surgery to repair a "frayed" ligament in his right throwing elbow, sources told ESPN.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) will not play in Week 8.

QB Carson Palmer (ARI) has already been ruled out for Week 8 at Houston, according to HC Marvin Lewis. It will be the fourth game of eight Palmer will have missed because of an inflamed throwing elbow.

*** Monday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) With Carson Palmer out with a broken arm, the Cardinals will move forward with Drew Stanton as their quarterback, but if he struggles they could eventually turn to Blaine Gabbert.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Ryan (ATL) thinks being more consistent with his footwork, specifically, will help lessen the inaccurate throws he's been making. Ryan added that he feels good and that health isn't a reason for his struggles. At this time, Ryan has scored the 10th-most fantasy points in 2015. That makes him a low-end QB1...about where most expected him to be this season.

QB Matt Ryan (ATL) was sacked five times as the team's offensive line continues to struggle with injuries and poor play. "We had way too much pressure," head coach Mike Smith said. "Our quarterback was hit and sacked way too much. There were times where we really didn't have a chance to get the play off, and that's very difficult for a quarterback, and we have to do better with our protection."

QB Matt Ryan (ATL) feels he is fine after what looked to be an ugly ankle injury in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. However, a source with knowledge of the situation said Ryan will get a second opinion during the team's bye week.

QB Matt Schaub (ATL) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Matt Schaub is the team's starting quarterback at this point, but that he will evaluate the position during the team's Week 8 bye. Kubiak said Case Keenum played very well in the team's Week 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (ATL) is looking better but is still a game time decision.

Said coach Gary Kubiak after Friday's practice: “He (Matt Schaub) took all his reps today that he would normally take to get ready to play. I felt good about what he did today. As far as going and playing, I’m still going to say it’s a game time decision because I want to see him do some more for me tomorrow, but he did do his normal work today.”

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Matt Schaub (ATL) will be listed as day-to-day after X-rays on his injured hip were negative. Schaub has a bruise on his right hip. "I left Matt about an hour ago," HC Gary Kubiak said. "He's moving around very, very slowly. All the tests were negative. All the X-rays look fine. He's really just beat up."

*** Friday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) DE/LB Terrell Suggs said recently that Troy Smith should be the Ravens' starting QB over Joe Flacco. "Right now, I think [Flacco is] all right," Suggs said. "But like I said, in the end, Troy should be the starter [because he's] the better man for the job." "He (Flacco) started out hot," Suggs went on to say. "We played two teams who were in the bottom of the league in defense [Cleveland and Cincinnati]. So, everybody was going all crazy about him." Asked about his comments today, Suggs emphasized that Flacco and Smith have different strengths that the Ravens should utilize in their offense. "I think it would better if we had both of them playing," Suggs said. "Then again, I ain't no damn offensive coordinator."

*** Friday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) explained that his drop backs in the team's offense are different from anything he ever did when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles. "Usually your drops match certain route concepts. There are different route concepts here so you can imagine how that changes your footwork. We have a lot of route changing going on during the play. I'm trying to adjust on the fly sometimes and I'm not used to do that. I'm used to coming back seven steps, hit your back foot, one hitch, boom get it out," Kolb said. With the Cardinals, his drops vary from three steps, five steps and seven steps.

QB Tyrod Taylor (BUF) is expected back in Week 9 after the team's bye, as head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday, Oct. 25, he is 'confident' Taylor will be ready.

*** Friday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

QB Derek Anderson (CAR) Tom Withers, of The Associated Press, reports Browns head coach Eric Mangini has no plans to bench Derek Anderson in favor of Brady Quinn. Anderson has completed just 23 of 70 passes in the last three games.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) said he will continue to run between the tackles even though he suffered a concussion earlier in the season. He said his running ability makes defenses prepare for extra things. He said he understands that some of the hits he has taken are preventable.

*** Friday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) will start this week over David Carr even though Carr was able to practice fully Thursday. "It's not an indictment on David Carr by any stretch. I don't feel he's 100%," coach John Fox said. "He's healthy enough to play, but I don't think he's 100%."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mike Glennon (CHI) is reported to be the starting quarterback in Week 8. Officially, however, Josh McCown and Glennon are waiting to see who will be starting. Head coach Lovie Smith said he will see how they do this week before making a decision.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (CHI) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Saturday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (CHI) has been playing better since Santonio Holmes (foot) has been out of the lineup. Sanchez, no longer reliant on one receiver, is seeing the field better than before, according to teammates. He's finding the open receiver more often, arguably because he no longer feels a sense of obligation to throw it to Holmes - open or not. Sanchez is trusting the team's other receivers. His completion percentage has also improved from 49 percent to 53 percent over the last three games.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

QB Mark Sanchez (CHI) Jets head coach Rex Ryan admitted Monday, Oct. 24, it was a bad idea to go into the season with a pass-heavy attack. The Jets used a three-receiver package as their base offense entering the season and let Mark Sanchez air the football out, but it didn't work. After four games, Ryan decided to go back to more of a run-based attack and that change has helped the Jets to a two-game winning streak. "I think maybe I got caught up in maybe being enamored with the type of personnel we had," Ryan said. "But at the end of the day, (we) never waited until the season went by. We went back to being who we were."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ken Dorsey (CLE) will start for the team in week eight in place of the injured Alex Smith.

*** Friday Update *** QB Cody Kessler (CLE) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Cody Kessler (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Cody Kessler (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Cody Kessler (CLE) has proven his toughness and must try to better protect himself, according to head coach Hue Jackson. 'I don't want to take the fight out of him, but he also has to understand the situation he's in,' Jackson said. Kessler left the Browns' Week 7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals with a concussion. "If you're not playing, then we're hurting the team," Jackson added. "I don't think Cody was trying to do anything to hurt his football team. He was trying to do everything he could to help his team score." Kessler was reportedly feeling good a few hours after the Week 7 game and is holding out hope to play in Week 8 against the New York Jets.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB DeShone Kizer (CLE) was named the Week 8 starter Wednesday, Oct. 25.

*** Monday Update *** QB DeShone Kizer (CLE) was benched in the third quarter of the team's Week 7 game and was replaced by Cody Kessler. Browns head coach Hue Jackson told the media Monday, Oct. 23, he is not ready to name a starting quarterback yet between Kizer, Kessler, and Kevin Hogan.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) is being sued by a Dallas strip club manager after Young allegedly punched him in the face last year. Young was cited with misdemeanor assault at the time.

*** Friday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

Titans head coach Jeff Fisher is not yet ready to name Vince Young the starter for Week 8 despite Young taking part in practice Thursday, Oct. 28, according to John Glennon, of The Tennessean. Fisher said he's still likely to make his decision on Young's status for the game later in the week. "We'll see how he progresses throughout the week," Fisher said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday. "He practiced the entire practice and he threw the ball well," Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. "He's improved each day. Typically immediately after the injury the process takes longer to get to the point to where you can move around. Once you're comfortable moving around, obviously, as you've seen he's improved."

Fisher said he's still likely to make his decision on Young's status for Sunday later in the week.

"We'll see how he progresses throughout the week," Fisher said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) was back practicing for the Titans on Wednesday, according to John Glennon of the Tennessean.com, though Young classified himself as day-to-day. It was a light practice, and Young was wearing a wrap on his left leg.

QB Vince Young (CLE) is still day-to-day, and head coach Jeff Fisher is unlikely to make a decision on Young's availability for Week 8 until later this week, according to The Tennessean's John Glennon.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) Vince Young will be the starting QB for this weeks game. Coach Jeff Fisher said it was an organizational decision resulting from the team's winless start and that he won't play musical chairs with the position."We\'re in a unique situation right now. We haven't won a game. We wouldn't be having this conversation if we were 3-3," Fisher said.

"We've decided to go ahead and start Vince this week," Fisher said. "As far as the future is concerned, I'm not one of those coaches who's going to have musical chairs at the quarterback position. He's going to be our starter. I felt like both quarterbacks had an extremely good week last week."

QB Vince Young (CLE) Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Titans owner Bud Adams wants Vince Young to be the team's starting quarterback in Week 8. Following the team's 59-0 loss to the New England Patriots Oct. 18, Adams said he'd made head coach Jeff Fisher aware of his desire to see Young play. Fisher was non-committal when asked if Kerry Collins or Young would start in Week 8, citing competitive reasons. "We've had a week to do some different things and considering the circumstances we're in right now with the record, there's things that you need to do differently," Fisher said. "Let's just say I am not going to be as specific and open-ended from a competitive standpoint."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) practiced all week and didn't appear to have any problems with his recovery from a strained right quadriceps. Young will start Sunday against the Raiders. "It was exactly what we anticipated," HC Jeff Fisher said. "He improved each day and feels good."

*** Friday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Vince Young (CLE) missed his first game ever due to an injury Sunday, but has a good chance to play in week eight. "He'll be day-to-day this week and he'll have a much better chance to play this coming week," HC Jeff Fisher said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Vince Young (CLE) on Wednesday had his best day of practice yet in a Titans uniform according to HC Jeff Fisher. “Our quarterback today I think had his best day of practice thus far,” Fisher said. “I was very impressed with what Vince did today. He was accurate; Wednesday's gameplan is typically a tough day because we have new stuff in. He picked it up and had a really good day of practice.”

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Darrell Hackney (DEN) will be called up from the team’s practice squad to their active roster. Hackney will become the No. 2 quarterback to Jay Cutler, although he won't be formally promoted from the practice squad until Monday. "I was just told I'm going to have a bigger role, to No. 2 quarterback," Hackney said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Paxton Lynch (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Wednesday's session was Lynch's first practice of any kind with teammates since Aug. 26, though Joseph classified Lynch's involvement as "very limited." There is no timeline for him to be cleared to play.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brock Osweiler (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brock Osweiler (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Brock Osweiler (DEN) will not be benched, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, who said he hasn't even considered benching the quarterback.

*** Monday Update *** QB Trevor Siemian (DEN) will remain the Broncos' starting quarterback going forward, according to head coach Vance Joseph. "He's our quarterback. He can't play well if he's not being protected," Joseph said.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Trevor Siemian (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trevor Siemian (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Also, Siemian has been given more freedom to make decisions at the line of scrimmage, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) practiced fully on Friday but is officially questionable to play this weekend. However, barring a setback, he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Stafford was able to run through a full complement of handoffs on dropbacks, in addition to working out of the shotgun formation, during practice Thursday, Oct. 27. According to reports, Stafford has an 80 percent chance of playing in the team's Week 8 game.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Stafford was in a helmet and shoulder pads, but he didn't take any first-team repetitions in the early portion of practice. He stretched, jogged and did some light throwing. Shaun Hill took all of the first-team reps. Stafford has yet to be ruled out for Week 8 against the Denver Broncos.

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) is in a walking boot after injuring his ankle in Week 7. Tests showed that Stafford's knee is fine. Good news for the Lions here, but there's still a chance we'll see Shaun Hill as their starting QB on Sunday in Denver. 'I think every competitor plans on playing,' Stafford said. 'We'll see if that comes true. I've got to keep getting better to get there, but I want to, obviously.' He said the ankle sprain is 'kind of in a weird spot,' and he's unsure if he'll practice Wednesday, Oct. 26. QB Shaun Hill will get the start if Stafford isn't ready.

Stafford has been using a sidearm delivery during much of the team's two-game losing streak, but head coach Jim Schwartz said the delivery has nothing to do with an injury to Stafford's throwing shoulder. "He's had a couple of those, but I don't know if it's any more going back," Schwartz said. "He made a couple those, particularly on some of his play-action passes where he's gotten them underneath."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) does not even appear on the team's injury report for Week 8. He appears to be 100 percent and ready to start for Lions this weekend.

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) should be ready to return for Week 8, reports The Detroit News' Tim Twentyman. Stafford was able to practice without any limitations last week.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Matthew Stafford was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 30. He is listed as questionable for Week 8. He will be a game-time decision but likely will play.

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

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

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Matthew Stafford returned to practice Tuesday, Oct. 27 and moved relatively well in the first 30 minutes of practice.

Stafford took part in the individual drills that are open to the media, but acknowledged that he wasn't fully involved in the full-team portion of the session.

"I was limited," Stafford said. "I didn't get all the reps, but I took a few. This is the most I've done on it, and it felt pretty good."

Schwartz continues to make sure he gives as little information as possible about his players. "Absolutely nothing," said Schwartz, when asked what he would reveal about Stafford's participation in Tuesday's practice. "I do think the bye came at a good time for getting people healthier, and everyone was able to at least do something, but that's as far as I will go."

QB Matt Barkley (FA) could start in Week 8 against the New York Giants if Michael Vick (hamstring) and Nick Foles (concussion) can't play. "My decision on who our quarterback is is based on health," head coach Chip Kelly said. "Right now, I don't who's healthy or who's not healthy. Until we find out who's healthy, it doesn't help anybody to say, 'That guy's our starter.' It doesn't help the situation." Reports, however, indicate Vick will be able to play.

QB Drew Bledsoe (FA) has said that he would never be a backup. He even insinuated that he would rather retire than watch someone else play. That will be soon tested, as on Monday night before a national TV audience, Drew Bledsoe was benched for QB Tony Romo. "Very bad decision," Bledsoe said walking out from the tunnel in street clothes after the game. When asked whose decision it was, Bledsoe said, "Bill." "It was too many mistakes," HC Bill Parcells said. "Too much improvising." "During the week Tony got a couple of reps," WR Terry Glenn said. "People were on standby about him playing if things weren't going well early, which is what happened."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Brooks (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

QB Marc Bulger (FA) Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports Marc Bulger had X-rays on his left, non-throwing hand following Week 7, but he said it was for precautionary reasons only.

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) did not practice on Friday and will not play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) has been downgraded to doubtful and almost certainly will not play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) threw lightly on the sidelines during Wednesday’s practice. He is listed as questionable, but it seems that he will be held out another week and return after the team’s week nine bye.

QB Marc Bulger (FA) began throwing the ball a little and reportedly "felt pretty good". His status for this week is not official yet but most feel that he'll sit out another week and then return after the team has a bye week next week.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (FA) will start in Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (FA) could potentially be the top free-agent quarterback available this offseason after the Buffalo Bills signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to a contract extension. Campbell is expected to take advantage of the opportunity and sign a lucrative deal elsewhere, particularly after the Raiders acquired Carson Palmer.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (FA) Campbell's prognosis for recovery will roughly take six weeks or so. Therefore, he conceivably could be back in time for the final month of the regular season. Head coach Hue Jackson could possibly turn to Campbell for the stretch run if Carson Palmer is struggling or injured.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (FA) will get the start this weekend according to ESPN.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (FA) looks like he'll get another start. ESPN's Bill Williamson reports that "Unless Gradkowski makes major strides in the next 24 hours, he will likely miss his third straight start and be replaced by Jason Campbell."

QB Jason Campbell (FA) is getting treatment for a sore groin, but is expected to practice Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (FA) There is a good bit of buzz that the Redskins are considering going with Jason Campbell at quarterback after the bye week. Coach Joe Gibbs seems to be leaning toward sticking with Brunell but it's one to watch.

*** Saturday Update *** QB David Carr (FA) will not start this weekend. HC John Fox said he didn't think Carr had progressed enough during the week, after sustaining a compression fracture in his lower back against New Orleans on Oct. 7. "It's not a season-long decision. It will be game to game," Fox said.

*** Friday Update *** QB David Carr (FA) practiced fully on Friday but will be the #2 QB behind Vinny Testaverde this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB David Carr (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB David Carr (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday. HC John Fox said that Carr will play Sunday against the Colts assuming he is healthy, but Fox did not go as so far as to say Carr would start.

QB David Carr (FA) Vinny Testaverde seems to think that David Carr is still the starter, though there's been no definitive answer. When asked if he assumed Carr was the guy if he was now healthy, Testaverde replied: "I guess that's how I'm looking at it, but I don't know how the coaching staff looks at it...to me it doesn't matter because I'm preparing like I'm going to start the game anyway. That's how I've always done it." In talking about this week, Testaverde said: "Hopefully, Dave's back is fine and he'll be able to play. But whatever decision is made, I'm going to try and do my best, like I did last week, to help the team win a football game."

QB Brodie Croyle (FA) is out for the season, and the Kansas City Chiefs may bring in some QBs. "We might bring some [quarterbacks] in," HC Herman Edwards said. "We're still putting together the list." The Chiefs talked with FA QB Daunte Culpepper on Monday but do not appear likely to sign him.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) HC Lane Kiffin announced on Friday that Daunte Culpepper will get the start this Sunday. Josh McCown will back up Culpepper and JaMarcus Russell is third on the depth chart.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) has reportedly been working primarily with the first team in practice this week.

*** Friday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) is progressing well in his rehabilitation from knee surgery and has increased his work during practice. "He's done a lot this week and improved," HC Nick Saban said. "I think it's still a management to not overdo it. He did a nice combination this week of his rehab as well as being able to do some of the football stuff, like he did the first couple of weeks before he got sore. We made progress the last couple of days. I think he's made some progress."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Dilfer (FA) will continue as the team’s starting QB for at least another week.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) said that his injuries have improved significantly and he expects to start in the team's Week 8 game, according to ESPN Ed Werder.

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

Favre appears to have every intention of starting in the team's Week 8 game, despite having a stress fracture in his left ankle and another fracture in the same heel, head coach Brad Childress is leaning toward Tarvaris Jackson, according to a league source, report Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Favre has "confided" in some close to him he's not convinced Childress will let him play in the game, according to NFL Network.

Childress said the team likely will not decide on Favre's Week 8 status until gameday, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

“He did a little bit more today, which is encouraging,” Vikings coach Brad Childress said after Friday’s practice. “Can bones heal in 48 hours? Probably not. But (head trainer Eric Sugarman) has a great bone stimulator in there that really does the trick."

Childress was asked if Favre would start: “If he gives us the best chance to win, yes,” Childress said. “There are a couple of litmus things. Can he protect himself? And what gives us the best chance to win?”

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Favre is no longer wearing the walking boot that was protecting his injured ankle, reports The Associated Press. Favre will not rule out the possibility of playing in Week 8.

Coach Brad Childress said Favre hasn’t done any throwing this week and that he isn’t ready to rule him in or out.

"He’s doing a little better every day," Childress said. "Whether it’s good enough to play in an NFL football game remains to be seen. Just taking it a day at a time."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Favre said he could be a game-time decision for Week 8, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network. Favre said he will try to walk around some Friday, Oct. 29, but likely will not practice much this week.

“I wouldn’t put it past him,” Vikings Coach Brad Childress said. “He’s going to make the push like all of our guys do to Sunday. But I don’t have any crystal ball or anything like that.”

“I’m very proud of the streak, but it probably should have ended a long time ago,” Favre said. “I don’t want to go out there for one play. I don’t want to go out there for three plays. If I’m able to play, I want to play the whole game, and give us a chance to win.”

QB Brett Favre (FA) is dealing with an avulsion fracture in his heel bone, which is an injury in a place where a tendon or ligament pulls off a piece of the bone, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Judd Zulgad. "Once he's functional, he can play," head coach Brad Childress said. "As you know he's had ankle and heel problems for a long time so that walking boot makes him a little bit more comfortable and I wouldn't rule anything out in terms of the end of the week. Don't really have a time-frame work on it." Favre will not need surgery.

On Tuesday afternoon, a top NFL orthopedist said Favre has a realistic chance to play in Week 8 against the New England Patriots, according to SI.com's Peter King. The orthopedist also said that most quarterbacks in the league would very likely play with the injury that Favre has if it were a playoff game. "I think it's extremely misleading to say he has two ankle fractures and leave that impression," the orthopedist said. "Technically, with what I have read, he does. But you are not playing an NFL game with two fractures in the sense that we think of fractures." Favre could likely play after receiving injections to mask the pain.

QB Brett Favre (FA) Vikings head coach Brad Childress was critical of Brett Favre following Week 7, according to The Associated Press. The Green Bay Packers turned Favre's two third-quarter interceptions into touchdowns that erased the Vikings' halftime lead. "You can't throw it to them, you've got to play within the confines of our system," Childress said. "Sometimes it's OK to punt the football. You can't give seven points going the other way, not in a game like this."

*** Friday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** 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 Josh Freeman (FA) is out for this weekend's game. Freeman (concussion) was cleared to return to practice Friday, Oct. 25, and head coach Leslie Frazier said Freeman will return to full practice next week. It's likely that Freeman will receive another chance to start after his unsuccessful debut in Week 7. "Looking back, maybe I was a little too fired up at first," he said. "There's definitely a lot of correctable things, things that going into the game I would've banked on me being able to complete or get done on the field, but at the same time we weren't able to do so, so I'm moving forward and just got to find a way to be better prepared." Frazier said he saw some mechanical issues that Freeman can correct.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Freeman has cleared part of the league's protocol for concussions, but he will be inactive in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Freeman has a concussion, and the team is preparing as if Freeman will not play Week 8.

QB Josh Freeman (FA) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Josh Freeman will start in the team's Week 8 game against the Green Bay Packers.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (FA) is working with quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt to limit his interceptions. "It's really just peeling back some of the aggressive nature," Freeman said. "When we're dropping back to take a shot, I'm trying to strike a dagger in the defense. More often than not this year, it's kind of backfired. We're going to go back and self-scout the entire season and go back and look at the interceptions." He leads all QBS in interceptions this year with 10.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (FA) PewterReport.com reports Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, that rookie Josh Freeman is the team's starting quarterback. He will make the first start of his career against the Green Bay Packers in Week 9. Josh Johnson will be the backup, with Byron Leftwich serving as the third quarterback on the depth chart.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. ESPN's Bill Williamson reports that "Unless Gradkowski makes major strides in the next 24 hours, he will likely miss his third straight start and be replaced by Jason Campbell."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Bruce Gradkowski (FA) Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Bruce Gradkowski will still be the team's starting quarterback when healthy, despite the strong effort from Jason Campbell in Week 7, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

*** Friday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (FA) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Green (FA) will not play this weekend. He did practice on Wednesday and according to HC Herman Edwards, “threw the ball well”.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Trent Green (FA) will be playing Sunday with a heavy heart. He was informed Friday that his father, Jim had suffered a fatal heart attack. His father was just 58 years old and had not experienced any health problems previously. Green will join the team in San Diego. Coach Dick Vermeil confirmed that Green would be the starting QB Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Trent Green (FA) was excused from Friday’s practice for personal reasons. He is expected to start as normal in week eight.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brian Griese (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and his availability is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brian Griese (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brian Griese (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

Griffin could return in Week 11, according to head coach Jay Gruden. "I would think -- I would guarantee Tampa, most likely, unless something happens between now and then," Gruden said Tuesday, Oct. 23. "You've got a good bye week, you've got a couple weeks to make sure it's ready. Obviously Robert is a quick healer. He works extremely hard in the training room. So the process could be sped up a little bit depending on how he feels."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (FA) is unlikely to be ready to play Monday, Oct. 27, against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden said that Griffin has looked great in practices the last two weeks, but cited the fact that he's rusty and hasn't had meaningful repetitions in six weeks as a factor. "First it starts with the doctors telling me he's full-go, as far as being able to take a hit and all that good stuff," Gruden said. "And then it's gonna be getting more reps, and then I've got to see him comfortable throwing the timing routes, the out routes on time with no hitch, and all the reads and all the progressions. He's going to have to get more and more reps."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (FA) and Colt McCoy hopefully will find out the starting quarterback for Week 8 by Thursday, Oct. 23, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Griffin's status for Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys will be determined by team doctors, according to Gruden. "It's up to the trainers and doctors right now, they gotta clear him, No. 1, like I said," Gruden added. "No. 2, he's got to feel good. But it's gonna be a process of how he feels tomorrow, how he feels the next day, and how he's throwing and how he's playing the position."

QB Robert Griffin III (FA) is expected to be put through a rigorous workout Wednesday, Oct. 22, that will give team officials a better idea of where he's at in his recovery. Griffin has already joined practices for stretching, warm-ups, individual drills and limited handoffs with the scout team. Head coach Jay Gruden has said he'd like to have Griffin log at least two weeks of practice before returning to a starting role. As of Tuesday, Griffin had not be ruled out for Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys, but he has a long way to go in order to be ready, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden said Griffin must be 100 percent in order to play.

QB Joey Harrington (FA) will return as the Falcons starting quarterback for the next few weeks as Byron Leftwich's right ankle injury appears to be serious, but not severe enough to keep him out for the season. HC Bobby Petrino didn't divulge the nature of Leftwich's injury but said he hopes Leftwich will return this season.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) is expected to be the Week 8 starter, as Jake Locker continues to deal with a shoulder issue.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. Coach Jim Mora says Hasselbeck will definitely start Sunday's game at Dallas and the quarterback indicated the practice rest was purely precautionary.

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) did not practice on Thursday. It is extremely unlikely he will play against the Niners on Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) missed practice again on Wednesday. HC Mike Holmgren reportedly did not seem overly optimistic about Hasselbeck's availability for the team's Week 8 game. Holmgren indicated that he would need to see Hasselbeck practice Thursday or Friday before making the decision, but that Seneca Wallace would start again if Hasselbeck were unable to go.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) HC Mike Holmgren said there is a possibility that Matt Hasselbeck would play Week 8's game against the 49ers. "That's going to be on a week-to-week, almost day-to-day, basis on what his progress is with his rehab," Holmgren said. "We said last week there was a possibility he'd play against San Francisco and I will say that there's a possibility he will play this week."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (FA) received the results from the magnetic resonance imaging test done on his knee and he has a grade-2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament. The injury will keep him out at least three weeks, but Hasselbeck felt fortunate. "The news on the MRI was really good, and I feel very lucky," Hasselbeck said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (FA) worked with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (FA) is making progress from his broken arm and could return to the team in the near future, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

*** Friday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kelly Holcomb (FA) is expected to start over Tarvaris Jackson who has been struggling with a broken finger.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (FA) practiced fully on Friday. He is officially listed as questionable for Week 8, but it is more likely that he will play in Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns. He did the most extensive throwing he's done all week Friday, Oct. 28. "This is probably my best day, today," Jackson said. "I still kind of feel it when I throw a little bit. I've already kind of got it in my head that there's going to be some pain when I throw a little bit. There's going to be a little soreness."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (FA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday, Oct. 26, that the decision on the starting quarterback between Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) and Charlie Whitehurst might be a game-time decision. "We just need to steal as much time as we can before we extend him, so that's how we'll go about it," Carroll said. "(Jackson) will be ready to go in terms of playing the mental side of it by the end of this week. We just need to see physically if he can handle it."

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

QB Tarvaris Jackson (FA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) is considered day-to-day but is on track to practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

QB Tarvaris Jackson (FA) said he is ready to start in Week 8 against the New England Patriots if Brett Favre is unable to play, according to The Associated Press. "I've been working hard throughout this whole process, and I'll continue to work hard," said Jackson. "Now it's about continuing to go out there and make plays."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (FA) The Vikings won't announce a starting quarterback until Sunday morning, but signs still point to veteran Kelly Holcomb replacing the injured Tarvaris Jackson against Philadelphia. Jackson was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report with a broken index finger on his throwing hand. HC Brad Childress said Jackson will either start or be the emergency third quarterback against the Eagles, in which case Holcomb would be the starter. "I'm still debating, the old game-time decision," Childress said. "You just want to see how a guy keeps coming, keeps coming. I see him touch it a little bit better every day, and we'll just see if it will keep coming along." Jackson didn't have a splint on the finger when he walked off the practice field Friday, but when asked if his grip had gotten better he said only that the swelling had subsided. Earlier in the week, Jackson said the injury made it difficult to keep a tight spiral.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. He's expected to give way to Kelly Holcomb who is expected to start.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Jackson did not attempt a pass during this morning's walk-through practice, and indications are as strong as ever that he will miss Sunday's game against Philadelphia. HC Brad Childress said Jackson will "go as able" in this afternoon's practice (but Jackson didn't practice). Jackson has an avulsion fracture in his right index finger, and Childress pointed out that finger is crucial for maintaining accuracy on passes. Childress also said the injury could inhibit Jackson's ability to take the center snap.

QB Tarvaris Jackson (FA) has an avulsion fracture of the middle finger on his right hand, suffered midway through yesterday's 24-14 loss at Dallas. "The joint is sore, swollen and in a splint," HC Brad Childress said. Medical officials will evaluate it after a throwing session Tuesday before deciding Jackson's status for Sunday's game against Philadelphia. Asked if Jackson would start against the Eagles if his finger proves sound, Childress hedged. "Yeah, if he can do all the things he needs to be able to do physically and mentally," Childress said. Jackson, who will wear a splint on his fractured index finger at all times when not on the field, could not make basic throws Monday because of swelling. Childress is weighing the team's success versus the development of Jackson, who has struggled with and without injuries this season. "He needs to get those looks, but by the same token you don't want to sacrifice those wins and you want a guy that gives you the best chance to win." Backup QB Kelly Holcomb will start against his former team, the Eagles, if Jackson cannot play.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Colin Kaepernick (FA) will remain the team's starter in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints, according to head coach Chip Kelly. The team is off this week.

*** Friday Update *** QB Colin Kaepernick (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Colin Kaepernick (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Colin Kaepernick (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Colin Kaepernick (FA) has not be alienated from his own team despite conflicting reports, according to head coach Jim Tomsula. Tomsula also downplayed a "heated" meeting the team had last month amid a four-game losing streak. A report from FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer over the weekend said that Kaepernick's confidence was completely shot.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Colin Kaepernick (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Colin Kaepernick (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Jon Kitna (FA) Roy Williams said backup Jon Kitna is just as good as Tony Romo, according to David Moore, of The Dallas Morning News. "Tony is our starter, but Jon is just as good," Williams said. "We are going to work this week in practice so we can get the timing down with the receivers. But I have complete faith in him. I have played with him for three years and I know how good he is. He will put the ball where it needs to be."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Leinart (FA) was back for practice Thursday and will start Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Leinart (FA) missed practice on Wednesday due to the birth of his son, Cole, Tuesday night. Leinart is expected to return to practice on Thursday.

QB Cleo Lemon (FA) HC Cam Cameron wasn't thrilled with starting Cleo Lemon's performance in Sunday's 49-28 loss to the Patriots, but he also made it clear that rookie John Beck won't be removing his headset on the sideline - yet. "It's still early in the year. Still, we're not even to the halfway point yet," Cameron said. "Cleo, I think, really regrouped himself at halftime, then we were moving the football. Obviously, he was doing well, and I didn't want to do anything there."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Thaddeus Lewis (FA) said he has been working on building chemistry with Steve Johnson by watching film with Johnson. "When he's out here making moves, running routes, once you get the timing with somebody on the field, it's different than just throwing the ball," Lewis said. "Now, we got a little game experience. Now we have the opportunity to watch film together and talk about some things -- it will get better as we go."

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend. Remember, however, that Zach Mettenberger will start for the team.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Locker will return to the starting quarterback job when he is healthy, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. The team has decided to start Zach Mettenberger in Week 8 against the Houston Texans with Locker still recovering from his injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Jake Locker (FA) is expected to be back in Week 8. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Sunday, Oct. 19, that Locker's hand was still sore this week. Charlie Whitehurst started in his absence in Week 7 against Washington.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) The Titans are expected to be extra cautious with Jake Locker (shoulder) especially if Matt Hasselbeck continues to win.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Locker (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Peyton Manning (FA) and the Broncos have just 12 first-quarter points this year, which ranks them 30th in the NFL ahead of only the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. Denver has yet to score a first-quarter touchdown this year, and they have just six points and nine first downs on opening drives. The offensive line is getting healthier and practiced together for the first time in nearly a month Monday, Oct. 26. Also, some players think the team will simplify the offense going forward.

QB Peyton Manning (FA) threw his third touchdown of the first half of Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers to Demaryius Thomas in the second quarter. It was the 509th touchdown pass of Manning's career, as he moved into the top spot in NFL history for career touchdown passes. Manning added another touchdown later in the game.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Manning is dealing with a minor ankle injury and is expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 24. Skipping Wednesday's session "was (head trainer Steve Antonopulos') call, I didn't go down without a fight, I assure you," Manning said. "... I look forward, hopefully, being out there (Thursday)."

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

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (FA) Manning's skills could be starting to decline, according to ESPN's Ron Jaworski, reports Adam Schefter, of ESPN. During a radio interview, Jaworski said he has noticed "little signs now that the deep sideline throws are not as accurate as they used to be, there's not the zip on the ball that there used to be. Maybe Father Time might be catching up with Peyton Manning a little bit ... Maybe there does come a time when the skills start to diminish a little bit."

*** Friday Update *** QB Johnny Manziel (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this week. It appears, however, that Josh McCown will be able to start as normal.

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

Manziel's situation in an ongoing NFL investigation centering around a driving incident Oct. 12 has not been finalized yet, and the Browns are expecting to receive a ruling from the league soon. Manziel is unlikely to be disciplined by the league, but the investigation continues.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Johnny Manziel (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday. Manziel's roadside incident investigation is expected to be wrapped up by the NFL by the end of the week, according to sources.

QB Johnny Manziel (FA) could start against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8 after Josh McCown injured his right shoulder with time winding down in the fourth quarter in Week 7 against the St. Louis Rams. Cleveland also checked McCown for a concussion after the game, and he passed all the tests after being sacked four times and pressured on 44% of his dropbacks, according to ESPN Stats and Information. Head coach Mike Pettine wouldn't discuss McCown's status for next week. Pettine said Manziel would start in Week 8 if McCown is unable to play.

QB Johnny Manziel (FA) could not have been suspended by the Browns following a driving incident with his girlfriend two weeks ago, according to general manager Ray Farmer. The Browns only could have made Manziel inactive for their Week 7 contest with the St. Louis Rams. The NFL has the sole authority to discipline Manziel, because the leage investigates matters of potential personal conduct policy violations. Executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent said the investigation is a pending matter.

QB Johnny Manziel (FA) could see some action in Week 8 against the Oakland Raiders, according to head coach Mike Pettine. However, Pettine said Monday, Oct. 20, that Brian Hoyer is still firmly entrenched as the team's starting quarterback. Hoyer completed a career-low 39 percent of his attempts against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7 and threw for 215 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. He has completed only 41.3 percent of his passes in the last two weeks. Pettine blamed Hoyer's poor performance on the team's inability to run and set up play-action.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) believes he should still be the team's starting quarterback. McNabb feels he was not playing poorly. "Statistically I wasn't playing bad. I wasn't turning the ball over offensively," McNabb said. "We were averaging 20-plus points or so. But there's a lot of things that go into that. And when you draft a young guy first round and you're 1-5, obviously, everyone wants to see the younger guy, the so-called spark." McNabb added that he can and still wants to start in the NFL.

*** Friday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 29, reports Ryan O'Halloran, of CSNWashington.com. He is listed as questionable for Week 8 but is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to start as normal in week eight.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) practiced on Wednesday and said that he would be ready to start Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. He worked with the first team Wednesday and did not have any setbacks. "I think today was the key to go out and execute the offense without confusion, without any pause and without hesitation. I've done that," McNair said. "I think it's fair to say I'm healthy and ready to go." McNair said the bye week allowed him to take some time off and rest mentally as well as physically. "I feel good today. I got the brains back working again," he said. "Overall, it felt good to be out at practice today. I felt better than I felt in a long time. I felt fresh and rejuvenated."

QB Steve McNair (FA) did not practice fully but is looking like he'll be able to start this week after battling a concussion.

*** Friday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight. Coach Jeff Fisher seemed encouraged by the work McNair was able to get in this week. Said Fisher, "He took more reps this week than he probably did the last three or four."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to start in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) has improved after sitting out week seven. He practiced on Wednesday and is expected to start against the Raiders in week eight.

QB Steve McNair (FA) is expected to start for the team in week eight.

QB Jake Plummer (FA) HC Mike Shanahan said on Monday that Plummer would start for the team in Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts, amid rumors of Jay Cutler possibly being moved into a starting role with the team. "When we do make a decision, we'll make the decision in the best interest of our organization. I will tell you this - Jake Plummer will be our quarterback against Indy," Shanahan said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (FA) is likely to start in Week 8 against the Green Bay Packers with Josh Freeman going through concussion protocol this week. Freeman "wasn't feeling so well" after arriving at the team's complex Wednesday, Oct. 23. Ponder will take the first-team repetitions at practice Wednesday and beyond.

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

QB Christian Ponder (FA) practiced fully on Tuesday.

QB Josh Portis (FA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Oct. 24, that undrafted free-agent QB Josh Portis is not an option to compete for the starting job if Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) misses another game. "He's got a long way to go," Carroll said. "He's close to being ready to push for the job."

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

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

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

QB Tony Romo (FA) hasn't been cleared to practice fully, and he'd likely need another MRI to receive clearance. Romo is unlikely to return in Week 9, according to sources.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (FA) did some light throwing Friday, Oct. 30, and will begin practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, Nov. 4. Romo is due to return in Week 11, and it sounds like we'll see him right on schedule. Romo (clavicle) has looked good physically, according to owners Jerry Jones.

QB Tony Romo (FA) was able to do some throwing last week for the first time suffering a broken left collarbone in Week 2. He is not eligible to return from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list until Nov. 22. However, he can resume practice as soon as Nov. 4.

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

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

*** 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. expects to receive another pain-killing injection to treat his fractured rib before the Week 8 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. "It looks like this week we might do all the same stuff as last week," Romo said, referring to taking a shot and wearing a protective vest. "It looks that way. We'll see after this week." He hasn't had any setbacks during his recovery, and his ability to move around is increasing slowly.

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (FA) will not play this weekend.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledged Thursday, Oct. 28, that the team's record could have an impact on Tony Romo's return, according to Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Romo is out up to eight weeks with a fractured collarbone. "I wouldn't be presumptuous enough to know how fast he's going to heal," Jones said. "The faster he heals, the better I like it. We will be weighing that aspect of where he is in the healing process relative to any risk that you might take with him playing. We have to see what the circumstances are at that time. We have to see how well we are playing."

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

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

QB Tony Romo (FA) suffered a fractured left clavicle during the team's Monday night game, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Romo will miss 6 to 8 weeks.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (FA) will not play in Week 8.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tony Romo (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Romo says will miss his second straight game because of his fractured right pinkie, and he did not sound confident he would be able to return before the Cowboys' Week 10 bye week. Romo made the announcement Tuesday during Terrell Owens' Inside the Huddle radio show. "Brad is going to go this week unless something happens that I don't foresee," Romo said. "It will be very difficult to change. Right now, we've got to get two wins going into the bye and go from there."

QB Tony Romo (FA) who was seen wearing a heavier cast in the locker room on Monday, tried to play in Week 7 but suffered a setback during warm-ups. "He threw it all right when we went out early, and we thought it would be fine; then he had a little more problem there," HC Wade Phillips said. "It was a concern, and then we got in a situation where it really wasn't prudent to put him in anyway."

Owner Jerry Jones said he didn't know if Tony Romo would play Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He said it will be determined by Romo. The initial prognosis was for Romo to sit until the bye following the November 1st showdown against the New York Giants. Jones realizes more is at stake now. "The ideal world would be to get through to the bye," Jones said. "We don't need to talk this week about him having to play. But we need to get a [win] out of the next two games to be where we need to be when we get to the bye."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tony Romo (FA) will make his first career start Sunday night at Carolina. HC Bill Parcells said Wednesday that Romo, who replaced Drew Bledsoe in the second half of Monday night's loss to the Giants, will start. "Any time you do something like this, it's not without a lot of consideration," Parcells said. "I've been thinking about it for some time. Hopefully, maybe as the team is comprised right now, he might be able to do a couple of things that assist us." Drew Bledsoe said that while he's disappointed about being replaced as Cowboys quarterback, he is going to support Tony Romo and be a leader on the team. "I'm gonna do the right thing and be a leader on the team and support Tony," Bledsoe said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. "I'm going to do what I can in an unfamiliar role to help the team get back on the right track."

QB Sage Rosenfels (FA) was placed on the Non-Football Illness list Tuesday, Oct. 25, because he is not fully recovered from a blood disorder that he was diagnosed with in August.

QB JaMarcus Russell (FA) NFL.com reports Raiders head coach Tom Cable said he will stick with JaMarcus Russell as the team's starting quarterback. Russell was pulled from the game in Week 7 midway through the second quarter after completing 6 of 11 passes for 61 yards with two interceptions and a fumble.

David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Russell fumbled the first snap of the game during Week 7 in part because he did not have the offense lined up in the right formation. Head coach Tom Cable called for a "four vertical" pass play from the Raiders 10-yard line, thinking his aggressive call would catch the New York Jets by surprise. Russell, however, did not get the offense lined up in the right formation, then ignored the checkdown option while holding the ball too long. His ensuing sack and lost fumble were a predictable result. "You wouldn't expect to have that kind of mental error on the first play of the game," Cable said.

*** Saturday Update *** QB John Skelton (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB John Skelton (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB John Skelton (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Troy Smith (FA) 49ers head coach Mike Singletary has named Troy Smith as the team's starting quarterback for Week 8, reports The Associated Press. Singletary said Smith knows the offense well enough to play and gives the team a chance to win.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jim Sorgi (FA) suffered a back injury and was added to the injury report as questionable.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jeff Tuel (FA) Bills head coach Doug Marrone said Jeff Tuel will be the team's No. 2 quarterback Week 8 because Matt Flynn is still working on learning the offense.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Michael Vick (FA) has a chance to be available in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. However, Landry Jones is listed as the No. 2 quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger on the depth chart.

*** Friday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) practiced fully on Friday and it seems like all went well because he’s listed as probable to make his return to the lineup after missing the last two games as reported by NBC Sports.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. Vick is set to run a 100-yard dash Friday, Oct. 25, to prove he is ready to return in Week 8 against the New York Giants. "I'm going to run 100 yards as fast as I can," Vick said. "I'm going to try to cut it, make some sudden movement in the pocket and see what happens." It'll be his first time running full speed since he hurt his left hamstring Oct. 6. He has taken the first-team repetitions at practice this week.

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

QB Michael Vick (FA) was taking first-team repetitions in practice Tuesday, Oct. 22, and he's expected to start in Week 8 against the New York Giants. Head coach Chip Kelly said he'll make his decision on the starting quarterback based on health. He also said Nick Foles (concussion) status won't affect Vick's. Foles did not practice Tuesday. Vick said he expects to play and that he could be at 80 percent for the contest.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) knows that head coach Andy Reid has not given him a vote of confidence at this point, and as a result, the player and head coach had a talk Monday, Oct. 22, following their bye week. "We talked this morning, spoke this morning about his feelings and thoughts and my feelings and my thoughts about certain things, and we keep that conversation private. But it is what it is," Vick said. "I can't spend time worrying about what coach's decision is going to be on Sunday. The thing I know is I'm putting everything into each and every game, I'm giving it my all, and that's all I can do."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (FA) said he won't know if he's fully recovered until he receives his first hit in a game, according to Geoff Mosher, of The News Journal. Vick is scheduled to start in the team's next game Nov. 7. "I don't know if I can take a hit yet, but I can throw the ball strong," Vick said. "I think I have some more time to heal and some more time to just get stronger, so I'll stay in the weight room and continue to do the things that helped me get to this point."

QB Michael Vick (FA) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick will start in the team's Week 9 game, reports The Associated Press. The Eagles have a bye Week 8.

QB Michael Vick (FA) CBSSports.com reports Michael Vick said he is happy with his role on the team. "I am happy with my role. Things are progressing. The flow of the game is dictating my playing time, and I am okay with that," Vick said.

QB Michael Vick (FA) is prepared to plead guilty to state dogfighting charges, a move that could allow him to qualify for early release from federal prison into a halfway house.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Seneca Wallace (FA) said the team should pick one quarterback to use for the rest of the season once he and Jake Delhomme are completely healthy, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Tony Grossi. "We don't switch quarterbacks in and out. I think when it comes down to rhythm and gelling together, when you have a quarterback in for one week and then the next week it's somebody else, that's not a good situation. You want a guy that's gonna be in there, be able to move the team and continue to do that week to week," Wallace said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Seneca Wallace (FA) took all of the first-team snaps in practice this week and wills tart for the team in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) sat out Wednesday's practice, the only one of the teams bye week, but reported that his left elbow is feeling better. "It's going to take several weeks for scar tissue to form," Warner said, "And then the elbow will start getting stronger and more flexible."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to be available to play in week eight. Remember that Josh McCown has been named the starting QB.

QB Kurt Warner (FA) will again be in the "who is starting" discussion as Denny Green is playing coy again with his QBs refusing to name a starter. Josh McCown started in week 7 but did not play nearly as well as he had been.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) disclosed on Conan with Conan O'Brien Wednesday, Oct. 25, that he had 13 screws inserted into his collarbone.

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) Browns head coach Eric Mangini said Jake Delhomme or Seneca Wallace could return after the team's Week 8 bye, and it is possible that both may be able to return, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) The Associated Press reports Panthers head coach John Fox said that Jake Delhomme will remain the team's starting quarterback. Fox said he thinks Delhomme gives the team "the best chance to win".

QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) is officially Tampa Bay's starting quarterback again. Garcia completed 26 of 37 passes for 310 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Bryant on Tampa Bay's opening drive, and the Buccaneers beat the struggling Seattle Seahawks 20-10 on Sunday night. Bucs coach Jon Gruden said Garcia will continue to start. "He was hot tonight," Gruden said. "His mobility was a factor tonight, and he created a lot of opportunities running and throwing for a lot of people."

*** Friday Update *** QB Stephen McGee (HOU) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it is not in the best interest of the team to try and groom Stephen McGee instead of starting Jon Kitna with Tony Romo out, according to ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon. "I think we should use everything we've got on every play to win every down," Jones said. "It's important to this team every time we get a chance to win within the context of the game or in the context of the possession. We would not, in any way, compromise a chance to win the game by playing a player to evaluate or to give him experience."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jacoby Brissett (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jacoby Brissett (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Kerry Collins (IND) has been placed on the Injured Reserve list and will miss the remainder of the season.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) did not practice on Thursday. It's looking like Vince Young could get the start as he did practice Thursday.

“He (Young) practiced the entire practice and he threw the ball well,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. “He’s improved each day. Typically immediately after the injury the process takes longer to get to the point to where you can move around. Once you’re comfortable moving around, obviously, as you’ve seen he’s improved.”

Fisher said he’s still likely to make his decision on Young’s status for Sunday later in the week.

“We’ll see how he progresses throughout the week,” Fisher said.

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

QB Kerry Collins (IND) Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said Kerry Collins played with a torn flexor tendon in the middle finger of his throwing hand in Week 7, according to The Tennessean's John Glennon. Collins' injury will not require surgery.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Kerry Collins said he is not happy about his demotion but is ready to support Vince Young as the team's new starting quarterback. "I am not happy about it, don't get me wrong by any stretch of the imagination. But I have nothing to be ashamed about. I practiced hard, worked as hard as I could. It wasn't because I didn't try and wasn't putting everything I had into it. But now I'll support Vince, and I fully expect everybody in this offense to support Vince," Collins said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) Vince Young will be the starting QB for this weeks game. Coach Jeff Fisher said it was an organizational decision resulting from the team's winless start and that he won't play musical chairs with the position.

"We're in a unique situation right now. We haven't won a game. We wouldn't be having this conversation if we were 3-3," Fisher said.

"We've decided to go ahead and start Vince this week," Fisher said. "As far as the future is concerned, I'm not one of those coaches who's going to have musical chairs at the quarterback position. He's going to be our starter. I felt like both quarterbacks had an extremely good week last week."

QB Kerry Collins (IND) Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports that Titans head coach Jeff Fisher was noncommittal about the identity of the team's starting QB in week 8. This is the first week that Fisher hasn't adamantly said that Collins was the QB.

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

Luck will play if/when he is medically cleared this season regardless of the team's record, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

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

*** Monday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) will not practice this week and will only participate in rehabilitation for his injured shoulder, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Luck has already been declared out for Week 8. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Luck miss the entire year.

*** 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) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Blake Bortles (JAX) has struggled this season, and after his worst performance of the season head coach Gus Bradley gave his quarterback a vote of confidence. "I firmly, firmly believe in Blake Bortles," Bradley said Monday, Oct. 24. "Without a doubt. I think it was a challenging day yesterday about some of the situations we were in, but as far as the competitor...and what he brings to this team, there is no about."

*** Friday Update *** QB Todd Bouman (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Todd Bouman (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Todd Bouman (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Chad Henne (JAX) will remain the team's starting quarterback, even when Blaine Gabbert is healthy.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Quinn Gray (KC) has been signed by the team.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Quinn Gray (KC) will start at Tampa this week in place of the injured David Garrard.

*** Monday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) is on pace to break the NFL's single-season completion percentage record, which was set last year by Sam Bradford. Smith currently has a 72.4% completion percentage and is also on track to best several personal records, including passing yards, yards per attempt, touchdowns, and quarterback rating.

*** Friday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

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

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

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

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

QB Alex Smith (KC) spent some of his own time at the team's practice facility during the bye week. "Yes, Alex participated in our 'opportunity pratice' last Tuesday," head coach Jim Harbaugh said. "He threw again on Thursday. Don't know if he threw yesterday. I believe he'll throw some balls around today. But, yeah, he's working at it (and) keeps staying sharp. I don't think he wanted to go any longer than two, three days without throwing the ball. That's what he told me."

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) will not play this weekend. Smith will miss two to three weeks because of a separated shoulder, reports The Associated Press.

QB Alex Smith (KC) Alex Smith has been named the team's starting quarterback heading into Week 8.

The Associated Press reports Smith is looking forward to the opportunity of proving himself as a starting quarterback. "I've been out for two years now. I don't know if I was getting any hungrier," Smith said. "I've kind of been waiting. It's been frustrating and I've got a chance to get back out there and make the most of it."

Daniel Brown, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports Smith will likely remain the team's starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, according to head coach Mike Singletary. "We're not going to be a flavor-of-the-month kind of team," Singletary said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to resume his starting QB position.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) Smith made it through a full practice on Wednesday and it appears he'll be the starter Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. HC Mike Nolan and the 49ers haven't quite committed to that and likely will list Smith as probable later in the week. Smith said he was more confident than he was at this point last week. "As the day went on, my arm felt better and better. And I think it will only feel better tomorrow. It did feel good."

QB Alex Smith (KC) HC Mike Nolan said he expects Alex Smith to be able to play against New Orleans on Sunday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) did not practice on Thursday and will not play in week eight. There is a possibility that he will miss week nine as well.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) did not practice on Wednesday and looks questionable at best for week eight. It looks like Ken Dorsey will probably get the start.

QB Alex Smith (KC) has a sprained right knee. His status for week eight is unknown. The early word is that he could sit and Ken Dorsey would get the start. They'll see how he practices Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) is expected to return in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) is out for this week's game.

QB Jay Cutler (MIA) did not practice on Tuesday.

QB Jay Cutler (MIA) The Dolphins plan to start Jay Cutler when he returns from his rib injury later in the season, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero. Cutler will miss at least one game, if not more, with cracked ribs.

*** Monday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) is believed to have suffered two cracked ribs in Week 7 that will keep him out two or three weeks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) could have been done as the starting quarterback if Brian Hoyer weren't lost for the season because head coach John Fox allegedly told friends he was done with Cutler, according to two league sources. Cutler is in the final season of guaranteed money in his contract.

QB Jay Cutler (MIA) is expected to make his return following a five-week absence in Week 8 against the Minnesota Vikings.

QB Jay Cutler (MIA) threw an interception and fumbled twice in the team's Week 7 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Cutler has turned the ball over multiple times in all four of the team's losses this year, but he hasn't turned the ball over once in any of the team's three wins.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) Brandon Marshall said he expects Jay Cutler to return from his groin injury in two weeks. Head coach Marc Trestman has said Cutler will miss at least four weeks and would be week-to-week after that.

QB Jay Cutler (MIA) will miss at least four weeks because of a torn groin muscle. This makes Josh McCown the starter for the Bears.

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

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

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

QB Jay Cutler (MIA) was briefly knocked out of the the Bears' game on Monday night but said he will be available for the team's Week 8 game: "I know I'm not going to have any problems. I'll be good to go by Thursday."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB J.P. Losman (MIA) is obviously not happy about being benched in favor of Trent Edwards, but he is trying to stay positive through the situation. "Um, I have to be careful with my choice of words," Losman said. "All I can say is, right now, it's just a tough situation and I want it to sink a little bit, let my mind think a little bit, analyze the situation before I start making any kind of decision on what I think should happen, or what I thought should happen. I'm just going to ride this thing out and see how it plays. When my number's called, I'll be ready to go in there."

QB J.P. Losman (MIA) HC Dick Jauron said that he "absolutely" is sticking with J.P. Losman as his quarterback. He said he believes he will be a good quarterback and they need to push through this tough time. As far as making a change, he said that would come when he feels it but at this point he still believes in Losman.

*** Monday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) will start for the Dolphins in place of the injured Jay Cutler.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

QB Matt Moore (MIA) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Matt Moore (MIA) is dealing with bruised ribs and is being listed as day-to-day. J.P. Losman, who was signed Tuesday, Oct. 25, would start at quarterback in Week 8 if Moore is unable to play.

QB Matt Moore (MIA) Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports that there's a "real chance" Matt Moore starts next week instead of Jake Delhomme. He puts the odds at 55-45.

*** Friday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is expected 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. HC Eric Mangini said that Pennington will remain the starter this week, noting specifically his play-making and decision making abilities as the primary reasons.

QB Chad Pennington (MIA) HC Eric Mangini said he has not decided whether or not to bench Chad Pennington. Mangini talked in his press conference about this being a process, but when pressed would not name a starter.

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

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

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

*** Saturday Update *** QB Brady Quinn (MIA) said he was surprised to be starting over Matt Cassel in Week 8 as Quinn was told Cassel would return as the starter once healthy. "It was pretty surprising, to be honest with you," Quinn said. "We were competing over the bye week, but Matt got most of the reps. So I was surprised, but excited about it, for my career."

QB Brady Quinn (MIA) will be the Chiefs' starting quarterback Week 8. Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said that Quinn will not have to look over his shoulder as the starting quarterback. "I want him to be the starting quarterback without looking over his shoulder," Crennel said. "There's going to be no quick hook."

QB Brady Quinn (MIA) CBSSports.com reports Browns head coach Eric Mangini denied he is keeping Brady Quinn on the bench to prevent him from triggering an escalator clause in his contract. The clause could cost the team up to $11 million.

QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) posted a perfect pass rating against the Houston Texans in Week 7, completing 18 of 19 passes for 282 yards and four touchdowns.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) has completed 72 percent of his passes for 799 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions since the team refused to name him the starter heading into their Week 4 game. Several reasons account for this, starting with the fact that offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has reduced long passing plays, and he has installed more of the read-option play. Tannehill also has proven that he can step up in the face of pressure and adversity. He threw 12 touchdown passes and five interceptions in five games after the team's 2013 bullying scandal. The biggest factor this year, though, has been Lazor tailoring the offense to Tannehill's strengths. The team has averaged 5.9 yards per play on 254 snaps where Tannehill has been the focal point. In the 148 snaps where he hasn't been, the team averages 4.5 yards per play. Tannehill is also protecting the ball much better, and he's on pace to turn the ball over 13 times this year, compared to 22 times last season.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday. Bradford has reportedly not practiced during the media window in over two weeks, according to ESPN's Courtney Cronin.

QB Sam Bradford (MIN) will remain the starting quarterback for the Eagles. Head coach Chip Kelly said he is happy with the way Bradford has played.

QB Sam Bradford (MIN) suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Bradford should be fully recovery by the start of the 2014 regular season.

*** Friday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (MIN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (MIN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday. Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Bradford is considered day-to-day at this point and his status for Week 8 is uncertain. Bradford was still in a walking boot Wednesday and may not even test his injury by Friday, Oct. 28, which makes it likely he will miss his second straight start. A.J. Feeley will receive the start against the New Orleans Saints if Bradford remains out.

QB Sam Bradford (MIN) is expected to be re-evaluated Wednesday, Oct. 26. It sounds like he is not expected to practice that day. Bradford is likely to be limited (or miss) in practice all week. His playing status for week 8 is very much in doubt.

QB Teddy Bridgewater (MIN) will likely be left off the active roster for the team's London game in Week 8. The team is concerned that the field will be slippery and could expose Bridgewater to further injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Case Keenum (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Case Keenum (MIN) will remain the starting quarterback, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Patrick Ramsey (MIN) will be lost for the season. Ramsey reinjured his right throwing elbow Monday night, which had been bothering him since the third preseason game.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) is the first player in NFL history to throw for at least 2,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in his team's first seven games at the age of 40 or older.

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

*** 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) was listed as limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 24, with a right shoulder issue. He appeared to have problems with his right hand during the team's Week 7 game but downplayed the issue after the contest. "I'm like everybody; there's just bumps and bruises that happen over the course of the football season. We'll just get treatment like always, be out there, and try to go out and execute as well as I can next week. It's just part of football," he said. Brady has been on the injury report with a shoulder ailment plenty of times before, but he's started 71 straight regular season games going back to 2009.

QB Tom Brady (NE) said during a radio interview Tuesday, Oct. 25, that he has barely thought about life after football, even at age 34. When asked to look into the future, Brady dismissed the idea of a coaching job or even a front-office gig. "Those guys work pretty hard, man," Brady said. "To be successful in the NFL, and I see what it takes from coach (Bill) Belichick and his level of commitment to this team and organization - and what (Patriots owner) Mr. (Robert) Kraft and (president) Jonathan (Kraft) put in, in running the team - it's all day, every day, you know? Us football players, we got a pretty good thing."

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) had further procedures conducted on his left knee after developing an infection around the wound. Brady said that his California doctors went in to clean and test the wound because of the infection. The Patriots were reportedly angry with the events taken place because they wanted Brady's surgery done under the direction of doctors of their choosing in Boston (note that Patriots officials later refuted this claim). Brady chose a doctor preferred by his family and he is well behind pace to return to New England. If the infection is not brought under control, the patellar tendon graft used to replace Brady's anterior cruciate ligament could become compromised. If that happens, he will have to undergo another surgery on the ACL.

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

*** 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 on Friday and will start as normal this weekend.

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

QB Eli Manning (NYG) has thrown for less than 200 yards in each of the last two games with one passing touchdown and two interceptions, and he and Odell Beckham, Jr. have been shut out for large stretches of time. Beckham has seen many double coverages in the last two games against the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, but he believes the Giants will break out soon. Beckham had only four catches for 35 yards in Week 7 against the Cowboys. Beckham also hasn't practiced much in the last two weeks due to a hamstring injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) said he will spend the team's bye week to work on limiting his turnovers, according to CBSSports.com. "Eleven interceptions for seven games is way too much," Manning said. He added that a lot of the mistakes aren't mental, they're physical.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Geno Smith (NYG) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Oct. 26, after a second opinion confirmed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

QB Geno Smith (NYG) suffered a torn ACL in a Week 7 win over the Baltimore Ravens, according to sources.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Anthony Wright (NYG) is still out recovering from his appendectomy. He did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) has been missing practice during the bye week as expected with the rib muscle strain. Jason Campbell has been taking snaps and that's fueling the rumor mill that Campbell may get a shot soon.

QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) strained a rib muscle during Week 7. He is expected to miss some practice time as a result of the injury. HC Joe Gibbs said Brunell would remain his starting quarterback when asked about the position again Monday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to start in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play in week eight.

QB David Garrard (NYJ) The Jets re-signed David Garrard to the active roster Monday, Oct. 21, and released quarterback Brady Quinn in a corresponding move.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB David Garrard (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB David Garrard (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB David Garrard (NYJ) has been feeling much better and expects to play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8, according to The Florida Times-Union's Vito Stellino. "Once I pass those, then everything will be good," Garrard said. "Everything really kind of faded away about Saturday, I really started feeling like my normal self on Saturday. Sunday, I felt pretty good. I got a little workout in in my neighborhood, and today (Monday) I got another workout in, so I feel good."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB David Garrard (NYJ) will not play this weekend. Garrard will miss three or four weeks with a high ankle sprain.

QB David Garrard (NYJ) could miss a few games after suffering an ankle sprain in the first half of last night's game against the Colts. "He's got a pretty good sprain on there, so I would think that in all likelihood, he'll be missing some time," HC Jack Del Rio said. Backup QB Quinn Gray replaced Garrard in the second half and was less than stellar, completing just nine of 24 passes for 56 yards. The team could look elsewhere for options. "In all likelihood, based on the initial prognosis, [we'll have to bring in another quarterback]," Del Rio said.

*** Friday Update *** QB David Garrard (NYJ) is expected to start in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, replacing the injured Byron Leftwich. Per ESPN's Len Pasquarelli, Leftwich was downgraded from "questionable" to "out" on the injury report Friday after battling a sprained ankle.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) is the second quarterback in franchise history, joining retired quarterback Al Dorow, to have at least three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown in the same game, pulling off this feat in Week 7 on Sunday, Oct. 22, against the Miami Dolphins.

*** 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) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will start this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday and has been cleared to play. Browns head coach Hue Jackson said all signs point to McCown being the team's starting quarterback for Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday. McCown is hopeful to return in Week 8. "We're moving in that direction," McCown said. "We'll see how it goes."

QB Josh McCown (NYJ) has a "chance" to return in Week 8 against the New York Jets, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this week. McCown (shoulder) appears to be on track to start in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals, and tackle Joe Thomas expects McCown to suit up, too. "Until you tell me he won't be out there, I'd expect him to be out there," Thomas said. " ... He's definitely a tough guy. He's old school, and he's going to do what he has to do to get out there no matter what the circumstances." Johnny Manziel would make the start if McCown doesn't play. Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said he's not worried about McCown, who is also dealing with injured ribs.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday. Head coach Mike Pettine saying McCown is "truly day-to-day" as he works his way through the pain. Johnny Manziel took the first-team repetitions in practice as he prepares for another potential start.

QB Josh McCown (NYJ) is considered day-to-day because of his shoulder injury and probably will not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Josh McCown (NYJ) returned to practice Monday, Oct. 20, and was reportedly throwing well.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

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

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

QB Josh McCown (NYJ) is ready to resume practicing this week, but HC Lane Kiffin will not say whether or not McCown or QB Daunte Culpepper will start Sunday at Tennessee. Culpepper has started the last three games for McCown, who suffered a broken left toe. Kiffin said he'll wait until he sees McCown practice before making a decision. "Like I said to (McCown), we'll figure it out once we see that," Kiffin said. "There's nothing to figure out right now because we're not practicing."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (NYJ) will remain the team’s starting QB in week eight.

QB Josh McCown (NYJ) has not been named the starter for this week as Denny Green is playing coy again with the QBs. There could possibly be more question this week as McCown did not play nearly as well in week 7 as he had previously.

QB Bryce Petty (NYJ) Jets head coach Todd Bowles would not say if Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg will serve as the No. 2 quarterback in Week 8. Bowles said the team will have only two quarterbacks dressed for the game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kyle Boller (OAK) ran the scout team in Thursday’s practice and might be ready to return as the team’s starting QB as early as week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kyle Boller (OAK) has a chance to be the team’s #3 QB this week. He practiced a little on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Trent Edwards (OAK) The Bills have elected to give rookie Trent Edwards another start this week against the Jets in the Meadowlands.

QB EJ Manuel (OAK) has the confidence of head coach Rex Ryan as his No. 2 quarterback.

*** Friday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** QB J.T. OSullivan (OAK) received a vote of confidence from OC Mike Martz. “J.T. is going to be an outstanding player in this league,” Martz said. “He’s on his way. I’m not displeased with him in any sense, and I think he’s going to be fine. But he’s not where he needs to be, but we’re going to get him there as quickly as we can.” Although he has the full support of Martz, O’Sullivan is fully aware that he needs to do a better job of preventing turnovers. “It’s a point of emphasis, I know,” O’Sullivan said. “Obviously, we need to take care of the ball better, and leave it at that. So it needs to happen, one way or another, it just needs to happen.”

*** Friday Update *** QB Andrew Walter (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice and his availability is questionable to play in Week 8.

QB Andrew Walter (OAK) has started an all-out quarterback controversy. QB Aaron Brooks is doubtful for Sunday's home game with the Steelers, and Walter is expected to start despite leaving Sunday's 22-9 victory with a mild hamstring strain. For the first time, HC Art Shell hinted Brooks will have to earn his way back onto the field. "I've got a lot of confidence in Andrew, I really do," Shell said. "Brooks has to go to work, has to show us he's capable of doing things necessary to play the quarterback position as far as throwing the ball, and we haven't seen that."

*** Friday Update *** QB Nick Foles (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Nick Foles (PHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Nick Foles (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

QB Nick Foles (PHI) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 7 game and will go through the concussion protocol.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (PHI) said he is not bothered by being voted the league's most overrated player. Tebow said the media is to blame for him being too hyped. "Really doesn't bother me too much," Tebow said. "The same players this past offseason voted me in the top 100, so I guess there's several ways you can look at it. They're probably just getting a little sick of hearing all the talk and everything y'all have to say."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (PHI) was voted the most overrated player in the league based on a Sports Illustrated poll released this week. A total of 180 players voted in the survey, with 34 percent naming Tebow. QB Mark Sanchez finished in a tie for second, receiving eight percent of the votes. Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo also received eight percent.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (PHI) Rams WR Brandon Lloyd said during a radio interview he has doubts whether Tim Tebow can succeed in the NFL against formidable opponents. "I don't know. I think only time will tell with that style of play. I think it (was) effective last Sunday, but I just don't know how effective that style can be over the course of long games and playing formidable opponents," Lloyd said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (PHI) Broncos executive vice president John Elway said Tim Tebow showed some good signs in his 2011 debut; however, Elway added Tebow has plenty to improve upon moving forward. "His weakness now is he's still inexperienced and he's got to speed things up within the reads, within the passing game ... within the thought process and decision making process and be able to get the ball out to the open guy," Elway said.

Tebow said the offense has already made some progress in practice this week to correct some of the flaws that hurt them against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. "I felt like today we made some good strides, with timing, with precision, with little things," Tebow said. "That was very encouraging, and I think we have to continue that every day."

QB Tim Tebow (PHI) Broncos head coach John Fox called Tim Tebow a "work in progress" and knows he will get better each week. Tebow overcame lots of ragged moments by throwing two touchdown passes in the final 2:44 of regulation in Week 7 to help the Broncos beat the Miami Dolphins in overtime. "I liked the last 5 minutes more than the first 55," Fox said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) had surgery Tuesday to repair a severely sprained ankle and could be back with the team in as little as two weeks. Leftwich had two screws placed in his ankle, a procedure with a high rate of success.

*** Friday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) has been downgraded from questionable to out and will not play this weekend according to ESPN's Len Pasquarelli. David Garrard will start for the team.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) missed practice Thursday because of his sore left ankle, increasing the chances that backup David Garrard will start at Philadelphia. Leftwich also sat out practice last Friday because of the injury, but convinced coaches he was OK to play at Houston. Leftwich then missed several open receivers and failed to rally the Jaguars from a 10-point deficit. He remained questionable on the injury report, but Garrard took most of the snaps a day after HC Jack Del Rio had the quarterbacks split repetitions. Leftwich said Thursday he could still play against the Eagles without practicing (he's done it before), but Del Rio was so upset over the situation last week that Leftwich seemingly has little chance of simply talking his way into the starting lineup again.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) HC Jack Del Rio has changed his mind and has decided that QB Byron Leftwich must demonstrate his ankle is healthy before he gets the start in Philadelphia Sunday. Del Rio, who said Monday that he didn't think Leftwich's ankle was the reason for his poor play against the Texans, changed his tune after conducting a detailed videotape review. He concluded the sore ankle did cause Leftwich to struggle. Del Rio then outlined to Leftwich how he'll judge whether he can play Sunday after he watches him in practice this week. He will be watched very closely. David Garrard was to split time with Leftwich in practice on Wednesday, as Leftwich was to appear as questionable on the Jaguars injury report with an injured left ankle. Del Rio expressed regret in allowing Leftwich to play in Houston on Sunday, despite the ankle injury. Asked if he will be able to play this week, Leftwich said, “I don't think that's going to be my decision.”

QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) HC Jack Del Rio admitted that he considered benching Leftwich Sunday. On Monday he said he expects Leftwich to start the next game in Philadelphia on Sunday. Del Rio added that after viewing the video of the Houston loss, he didn't think Leftwich's sore ankle was a factor in his poor showing. If Leftwich's ankle wasn't the problem, it could be an indication that he just had a bad day throwing the ball.

*** Friday Update *** QB Zach Mettenberger (PIT) prides himself in his strong arm, Kendall Wright said, and the team is hoping that Mettenberger can bring a new element to a passing attack that ranks 27th in the NFL in completed passes of 20 or more yards.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Zach Mettenberger (PIT) The Titans plan to start Zach Mettenberger in Week 8 against the Houston Texans, a source familiar with the situation said Wednesday, Oct. 22. Indications are Mettenberger was informed of the decision Tuesday, Oct. 21.

QB Zach Mettenberger (PIT) Jake Locker will start at quarterback when he's healthy, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Charlie Whitehurst has filled in for Locker twice this year, but buzz continues to mount for Zach Mettenberger, the team's sixth-round draft pick this year. "We're trying to get him better as we go, knowing with the way it's gone for us at quarterback this year that's something that could happen at any time," Whisenhunt said. Whisenhunt doesn't sound concerned about playing Mettenberger too soon, either.

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) is hopeful he can return to practice after the team comes off its Week 8 bye, but he is not committing to a timetable for his return to game action. The Steelers are "cautiously optimistic" he could be ready to face the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley said he has "no concerns" about rust being a factor for Roethlisberger.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) has no doubt that he will start in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals. He's had "no issues" with his knee this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday. Roethlisberger (knee) is expected to play in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals, beat writer Ed Bouchette said Wednesday, Oct. 28.

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) is on track to start in the Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he is not concerned about any potential rift between Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Roethlisberger recently described Haley's offense as dink and dunk, and there has been perceived friction between the two for some time. "I'm not worried about those interactions. If (problems) hadn't happened already, I'm sure at some point it will, and it won't be catastrophic," Tomlin said. "I'm sure we'll all move on."

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) went through a full practice on Thursday and on Friday, but HC Bill Cowher declined to say if Roethlisberger will play against the Raiders. Even though Cowher said he is "very encouraged" about Roethlisberger's progress, he said he likely will wait until Sunday morning before determining if he will play against the Raiders. The buzz for now seems to be that he will start unless he suffers a setback between now and Sunday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend. He is feeling better. Coach Bill Cowher said that he's "very encouraged" about Roethlisberger's progress but will still wait until Sunday to make a decision.

"He feels better than he did yesterday," Cowher said. "We'll see how he feels after traveling across the country."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) returned to practice on Wednesday, three days after suffering a concussion in the third quarter of the Steelers loss to the Falcons. Roethlisberger would like to play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. "I'm going to try and play (on Sunday). I feel with the help of the medical staff here I can be ready to go. Hopefully, I can convince him (Cowher) to let me play."

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) is questionable for the game against Oakland after sustaining a concussion against Atlanta -- the second concussion for the Super Bowl-winning quarterback in slightly more than four months. "He will be cleared medically before we subject him to playing," HC Bill Cowher said Tuesday. "We will take all necessary precautions."

QB Kellen Clemens (SD) Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Kellen Clemens will be the starting quarterback for the team's Week 8 game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Philip Rivers (SD) said Wednesday, Oct. 26, that he is completely healthy, eliminating the possibility as to why he is in a throwing slump so far this season. "I'm as healthy as I've been through six weeks," Rivers said. "I'm doing the best I can to lead a 4-2 team." Rivers hasn't shown signs of injury, but his health has been questioned by the media because of his turnover troubles. Rivers has thrown nine interceptions and only seven touchdowns and his 82.3 passer rating is the worst of his career since he became a starter.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Billy Volek (SD) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to be available to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Austin Davis (SEA) was 18-for-21 for 152 yards in the team's Week 7 win over the Seattle Seahawks, and former Brett Favre thinks Davis could be special in the league. "Not to sound off my rocker, but (Davis) -- in my mind -- can be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner. (Brian) Hoyer as well," Favre said. Davis' 86 percent completion rate against the Seahawks was the highest accuracy mark against a defending Super Bowl champion (minimum of 20 passes). It was also the second highest completion percentage against the Seahawks.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Russell Wilson (SEA) said he will play this week, adding that his ankle injury is no longer listed on the injury report. He is still dealing with a pectoral injury, however.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Russell Wilson (SEA) was limited in practice with a knee and pectoral issue. The knee issue is the same one he's been dealing with but the pectoral injury is new. Let's see if it affects him more this week.

QB Brian Hoyer (SF) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a fractured forearm Monday, Oct. 24. He's out for eight weeks with this designation.

QB Brian Hoyer (SF) is still the team's starting quarterback even though he struggled in Week 7, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Damon Huard (SF) has been placed on IR with thumb and knee injuries.

QB Damon Huard (SF) injured his thumb in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 7 game. Huard will see a hand specialist after leaving Sunday's game. The hand was still swollen and wrapped Monday, and Huard said he would see a hand specialist to determine the extent of the injury.

*** Friday Update *** QB Damon Huard (SF) did not practice Friday and may not start Sunday against Seattle. HC Herm Edwards said rookie Brodie Croyle would start if Huard can't go, but said it could be a game-day decision. Croyle worked exclusively with the first team Friday. Huard was injured Thursday, leaving Croyle to finish that practice with the first team.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Damon Huard (SF) Keep an eye on Huard. According to Metro Sports, a local cable sports network in KC, the Chiefs were practicing indoors today because of the bad weather here and near the end of practice, Huard felt a twinge in his groin and left the field quickly. Croyle finished practice out with the first team. The team has not officially said anything yet so stay tuned.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jamie Martin (SF) practiced on Friday and is expected to start in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jared Goff (STL) received some snaps with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

QB Jared Goff (STL) will see first-team repetitions in practice during the bye week, but Case Keenum remains the starter. The No. 1 overall pick remains "a long way from playing" because he has yet to master changing plays at the line of scrimmage, according to source within the Rams' organization.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (TB) has agreed to a six-year, $59 million contract extension Friday, Oct. 28, which will include $24 million in guarantees. His contract will average $9.987 million during the course of the deal, but he will average $11 million in the first three years. The deal is expected to include a $10 million signing bonus.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (TB) said he has not "signed on the dotted line yet" but he did acknowledge Wednesday, Oct. 26, that talks on a new contract are progressing. "I can't say much about it, it's one of those things that's been ongoing throughout the season," Fitzpatrick said. "I just have to continue to do what I'm doing and focus on playing and hopefully all that takes care of itself." A long-term deal will surely happen, and it could be in the neighborhood of five years and $50 million.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (TB) The Associated Press reports Ryan Fitzpatrick will again start in Week 8 in place of Trent Edwards, who is still out due to a concussion.

Also, Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News, reports Fitzpatrick appears to be developing some chemistry with his receivers. "Lee's been my guy when I've been in there," Fitzpatrick said. "I enjoy throwing to Terrell (Owens) and Lee and Josh (Reed) as well. Lee's done a good job." Lee Evans has been running more inside routes in the last two weeks, which has given him more success on slant patterns.

QB Ryan Griffin (TB) The Saints are promoting Ryan Griffin to the active roster Tuesday, Oct. 22. Interesting move by the Saints here. Griffin is your classic pocket passer who can make every throw in the NFL. He's got a strong arm but is not as athletic as a quarterback like Drew Brees. The Saints don't need a third quarterback but they might have been protecting Griffin from other teams interested.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jameis Winston (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Winston did not do any throwing during the session.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jameis Winston (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Cassel (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Cassel (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Marcus Mariota (TEN) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Marcus Mariota (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Mariota (knee) is improving, but his status for Week 8 against the Houston Texans remains up in the air. Mariota took part in the open part of practice Thursday, Oct. 29.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Marcus Mariota (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. The Titans are hoping Mariota can return to face the Houston Texans in Week 8. Zach Mettenberger would start his second straight game if Mariota cannot play.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Chris Simms (TEN) is still out recovering from his splenectomy.

QB Kirk Cousins (WAS) was benched in favor of Colt McCoy in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans. After the game, head coach Jay Gruden said Sunday, Oct. 19, that a decision on the starting quarterback for Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys will be made during the week. It's uncertain if Robert Griffin III (returning from an injured ankle) is an option.

*** Friday Update *** QB Rex Grossman (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Rex Grossman (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Rex Grossman (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday .

QB Rex Grossman (WAS) is in the hospital with an illness and will remain there for 48 hours. Head coach Mike Shanahan said he hopes Grossman will be better by the middle of the week.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Rex Grossman (WAS) will not play this week.

QB Rex Grossman (WAS) is still on schedule to return for the November 27th game against the Buccaneers.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Colt McCoy (WAS) is expected to start this week's game according to coach Jay Gruden.

QB Colt McCoy (WAS) would start this week if Robert Griffin III (ankle) is unable to play, according to head coach Jay Gruden. "It's a good sign the way Colt finished the game, ran the offense," Gruden said, alluding to his poise and efficiency in engineering the game-winning touchdown drive on the last possession, which started with 3 minutes and 14 seconds remaining. "Very smart and very efficient. Did some good things."

QB Colt McCoy (WAS) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said he will continue to stick with Colt McCoy as his starting quarterback. Shurmur believes he saw progress from McCoy in the team's Week 7 game. "I think Colt's improving and I'll stick with what I said (Sunday): I thought he battled," Shurmur said. "He scrambled once and got a first down, he got outside the pocket a couple of times and got yards and got out of bounds. He did a lot of good things."

Running Back

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Dwyer (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. Dwyer is likely to start against the Washington Redskins in Week 8 with Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Isaac Redman (ankle) banged up. Dwyer rushed for 122 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7. "He's a big back who is pretty nifty with his feet. He's shown that all through the preseason (until now)," offensive coordinator Todd Haley said. "We got down a little bit on him for the fumble (in Oakland on Sept. 23). But when we knew he was going to play last week, that was kind of mine and Coach (Mike) Tomlin's conversation: 'Let's not forget we were pretty excited about this guy.'"

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Dwyer (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Dwyer (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Saturday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he would like to give Andre Ellington more touches but has a hard time taking the ball out of the hands of David Johnson.

*** Friday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) is expected to see more work. Cardinals Team Reporter Mike Jurecki posted on his Twitter feed: "BA (Coach Bruce Arians): RB Andre Ellington role would increase this week."

*** Friday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. Ellington said the partially torn tendon in his foot probably won't feel better until after the year. "I understand it's never going to feel good," Ellington said. "It's probably not going to feel good until January or February or whenever the season is over with."

RB Andre Ellington (ARI) has sore ribs but no structural damage, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) is expected to draw the start in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons with Rashard Mendenhall doubtful. Still, head coach Bruce Arians, offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin and general manager Steve Keim each want to be careful not to overuse the rookie because of his slight build. "I look at him the same way," Arians said Friday, Oct. 25. "It's still a situational...I don't use the word committee, but we'll monitor how many times he carries."

*** Friday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) likely will start at running back with Stepfan Taylor being the No. 2 running back. Head coach Bruce Arians said Ryan Williams could be active for the game, but that would be a game-time decision.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (ARI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday. Peterson is just getting a rest so this is nothing to worry about. He should put up RB1 numbers this week.

Also, Peterson plans to watch his diet more closely after being downgraded to questionable last week when he feel ill after his stomach became upset due to a seafood allergy. His seafood allergy was first discovered in 2012 when he reacted badly to gumbo. Peterson said he had eaten shrimp before the Week 7 game, but he still managed to rush for 98 yards on 19 carries against the Detroit Lions.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday. Peterson said Wednesday, Oct. 23, that he could feel his right hamstring tighten during the Week 7 game against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 21. He added it wasn't a huge detriment to his game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend. Peterson said he never had doubts in his ability to come back following reconstructive knee surgery. "I really felt like I was going to be able to come back and play without a shadow of a doubt," Peterson said. "I really believed that. The faith in that just grew, and it was just more powerful, just through the process, you know?" Peterson acknowledged, however, that he still has room for improvement. "That's the only thing that I'm lacking right now, you know, on the left side," Peterson added, referring to his surgically repaired left knee. "It's strong, don't get me wrong. It'd probably be stronger than a lot of running backs' left leg out there in the league. But I know there's so much more to gain."

RB Adrian Peterson (ARI) did not practice on Tuesday. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Adrian Peterson is dealing with some soreness in his ankle but it is not bad as it was last week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said RB Adrian Peterson's pass-catching role might elevate after the coaching staff discussed how to get Peterson even more involved and help early-down efficiency. Peterson was a viable target for former QB Brett Favre, averaging 30 catches for 293 yards from 2009-10. However, through seven games this season, Peterson has just 11 catches for 49 yards. Finding creative ways to get Peterson the ball can help the offense avoid third-and-long situations. "That's what happened to us in the second half the other day; we weren't as efficient on first and second downs," Musgrave said. "Third down we completed some passes, made some plays. But we were much better in the first half on first- and second-down passing than we were in the third. A lot of that may have to do with getting Adrian the ball and not just thinking receivers and tight ends."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Peterson suffered an ankle injury in Week 7, but he said Wednesday, Oct. 26, that the injury wasn't serious.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (ARI) HC Brad Childress said today that Adrian Peterson's role "will increase as we go through the rest of the football season." How it will increase is unclear, but before taking questions in his news conference, Childress made a point to address his strategy of rotating Peterson with RB Chester Taylor. "We understand here that we have a great talent in Adrian Peterson," Childress said, "and we are trying to grow him just like we attempt to grow all of our young guys. I am sure his role will increase, but there will be times and situations where situations will dictate that we have other folks in the football game."

RB Chester Taylor (ARI) Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said that Chester Taylor will take over as the team's goal-line back, according to Chicago Bears Radio Network's Zach Zaidman.

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

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Wells will be a game-time decision for Week 8. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic writes that his "hunch is that he doesn't carry the full load for the Cardinals. I bet the team tries to limit his work."

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Chris Wells (ARI) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Chris Wells' knee is stable and will not need surgery on the knee. Whisenhunt is not ready to put a timetable on how long Wells will miss. Wells knows he won't need to undergo surgery on his right knee injury, but the team still does not know exactly what part of his knee is injured. Wells' knee kept "locking up" during the team's Week 7 game. It is unclear if the injury is related to an allergic reaction that he had to an injection. "Some of the locking symptoms people talk about could mean something inside the knee is loose or misplaced: a meniscus tear or a loose piece of cartilage or bone, or an injury to the joint cartilage, if it's a big enough piece. That's some of the most common things if there is 'true' locking," Dr. Orr Limpisvasti said.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) could get around 30 carries if the running game he having success in the team's Week 8 game, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) will start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. Urban says that if "Beanie gets real hot early, he could be in the 30-carry range assuming the Cards have success."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) Bob McManaman, of the Arizona Republic, reports Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he is not ready to name Chris Wells as the starting running back at this time. Whisenhunt said Wells will continue to get more carries but is not ready to give Wells the majority of carries.

RB Chris Wells (ARI) Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports that Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said that Chris Wells will not start anytime soon, but he will continue to get more work. Whisenhunt indicated that Wells' breakout is coming soon, but he needs to work on ball security and won't get 25 carries in a game because of the rotation at his position.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Coleman (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

RB Derrick Coleman (ATL) should be ready to play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8 after missing the last game because of a concussion.

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

RB Derrick Coleman (ATL) suffered a broken foot in pregame workouts before the Week 7 game against the St. Louis Rams.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Derrick Coleman (ATL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Coleman (ATL) did not practice on Thursday .

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Tevin Coleman (ATL) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tevin Coleman (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tevin Coleman (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Tevin Coleman (ATL) suffered a strained hamstring in Week 7. Coleman is not expected to play in Week 8.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Devonta Freeman (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Devonta Freeman (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jeremy Langford (BAL) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jeremy Langford (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jeremy Langford (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said he is not sure what Richardson's status for Week 8 will be even though he has had three good days of practice this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (BAL) said he is frustrated because he has yet to play at 100 percent this season because of multiple ailments. "It's frustrating because I want to be out there all the time," Richardson said, "I want to be 100 percent and the league hasn't seen me at 100 percent yet. I mean I had two surgeries in less than (six) months, so I still do a little rehab not to get off track and stuff. That's just being a professional."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Trent Richardson (BAL) said he could have continued playing in Week 7 despite having a rib injury and didn't ask to come out of the game; however, the running back acknowledged the injury limited him. "The injury was pretty bad, I guess it limited me a lot," Richardson said. "It hurt me inside just not being out there ... I didn't want to come out." Richardson added the injury is "much bigger" than what people think it is. Although he is not suffering a lot of pain, Richardson said he is not himself. Richardson could be shut down for upcoming home games against the San Diego Chargers and Baltimore Ravens, letting him rest through the bye week, coming back Nov. 18 against the Dallas Cowboys. "If we see that this is bothering him to the point where he can't perform, then we'll make those decisions as we go," head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday, Oct. 22.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Terrance West (BAL) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Terrance West (BAL) is out for this week's game.

RB Terrance West (BAL) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Monday Update *** RB Terrance West (BAL) did not participate in the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 23.

RB Terrance West (BAL) was benched Sunday, Oct. 19, after failing to pick up a first down in two short-yardage situations. He had room to run on both carries but danced in the hole on one carry and ran into his lineman on the other.

RB Danny Woodhead (BAL) was involved in 36 of the team's 61 plays in Week 7, which led all running backs on the team, reports ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. It is the third straight week that Woodhead led running backs in that category.

*** Friday Update *** RB Anthony Allen (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Allen (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Allen (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** 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) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

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

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) did not practice on Thursday. Bills head coach Rex Ryan said he is not sure about LeSean McCoy's (hamstring) availability for Week 8 and that team will see how he progresses over the next few days.

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

RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) said Sunday, Oct. 23, that he felt "a little pain" in his injured left hamstring in the Week 7 game against the Miami Dolphins while running a pass route in the third quarter. He and the team decided to sit him for the remainder of the game. "I just tried to take off," he said. "The smartest thing to do (was to sit), instead of re-injuring anything or making it worse. I kind of felt it was a warning." McCoy will probably be questionable for Week 8, according to a source.

*** Friday Update *** RB Corey McIntyre (BUF) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Corey McIntyre (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Corey McIntyre (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this week.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Saturday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) did not practice on Saturday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) did not practice on Friday. Chargers coach Norv Turner conceded Friday that Mike Tolbert is not likely to play in Week 8.

RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) was walking fine in the locker room Monday, Oct. 24, and said his left hamstring is only a "little sore". Apparently Tolbert was removed as a "precaution".

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ronnie Wingo Jr (BUF) The Bills have elevated Ronnie Wingo to the active roster from the practice squad. "I've been preparing every week like I'm going to play," Wingo told Buffalobills.com. "I've been working double time running scout team while studying for the Saints and all the other teams before that to stay ready."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alex Armah (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Alex Armah (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Nick Goings (CAR) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after failing to respond quickly from his latest concussion.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Christian McCaffrey (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Christian McCaffrey (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team is targeting Week 9 for when Jonathan Stewart (ankle) will return to the field. Stewart will travel with the team for their Week 8 game but will not play.

RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is unsure when RB Jonathan Stewart will be able to return to game action after he resumes practicing this week. "We'll have to see," said Rivera, not ruling out Stewart for Thursday, Oct. 24. "He had a really good week last week, but again we're going to go through the whole procedure and make sure we're really doing things right with him after each day."

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Fozzy Whittaker (CAR) is out for this weekend's game.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fozzy Whittaker (CAR) will be the team's new kickoff returner instead of Greg Little.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) will likely get the start and the majority of carries in week eight with Julius Jones unlikely to play.

RB Marion Barber (CHI) is looking good this week because Julius Jones isn't. Said Bill Parcells, "It doesn't look good for Jones."

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lorenzo Booker (CHI) did not practice on Thursday .

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

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

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

*** Saturday Update *** RB Benny Cunningham (CHI) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Benny Cunningham (CHI) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Benny Cunningham (CHI) did not practice on Thursday .

RB Chris Massey (CHI) Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports FB/LS Chris Massey will be lost for the season with what is believed to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Massey suffered the injury during the second quarter of Week 7.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Giovani Bernard (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Giovani Bernard (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** RB Joe Mixon (CIN) was not give a single carry in the second half of the Bengals' Week 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mixon verbalized his feelings, saying it was difficult watching Le'Veon Bell carry the football 35 times while he was a non-factor in the second half. The rookie running back ran the ball well in the first half, too, averaging 6.9 yards per carry.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Isaiah Crowell (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Isaiah Crowell (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Duke Johnson (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** RB Zack Crockett (DAL) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

RB Darren McFadden (DAL) ran for 152 yards in Week 7 against the New York Giants, the fourth-highest single-game total of his career. Head coach Jason Garrett thought McFadden was outstanding and that he has earned the right to see more touches moving forward. "Absolutely," Garrett said. "We will get back to work (Tuesday) and we will give him his opportunities and keep the whole thing competitive for everybody. But he has certainly earned some more touches." McFadden will be the starting running back in the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks, according to owner/general manager Jerry Jones.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) is not listed on the Week 8 Injury Report. "I don't know percentages. I don't think anyone is 100 percent at this point in time of the year, but he looks explosive," head coach Dennis Allen said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Darren McFadden (DAL) insists he's healthy despite putting up a very mediocre performance so far this year. Head coach Dennis Allen thinks McFadden is the same player he was last year, the player who led the league in rushing before suffering a season-ending foot injury in Week 7. "Yeah, he does," Allen said. "He's still an explosive player. We've got to do a better job creating room for him to run. We've incorporated a few more of those gap-scheme plays, and I know you can say this on every play, but we're one block here or there from a big run."

RB Darren McFadden (DAL) McFadden will not take part in this week's bye week workouts, as he deals with a sprained right foot. "We're going to have the foot looked at and make sure structurally that it's OK," head coach Hue Jackson said Monday, Oct. 24. "I'm hoping to get him back soon." McFadden was on crutches and was wearing a walking boot Monday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) will not play in Week 8.

Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Darren McFadden did some light jogging and agility work on a side field during the media-access portion of practice Friday, Oct. 30.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) will not play in Week 8.

RB Darren McFadden (DAL) CBSSports.com reports Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Darren McFadden (recovering from knee surgery) is "improving," but his status for Week 8 is unclear.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) was limited again Friday with right turf toe and listed as questionable for Week 8. However, HC Tom Cable said the Raiders will plan as if McFadden will be at full strength and adjust accordingly if he is not.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Alfred Morris (DAL) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** RB C.J. Anderson (DEN) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Oct. 28.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Anderson (DEN) did not practice on Thursday. Anderson is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Anderson is expected to miss eight to 12 weeks, but the Broncos hope that he will be able to return for the playoffs. The severity of the injury will not be known until the surgery occurs.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Anderson (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday. Anderson is expected to miss at least a few weeks because of a knee injury. He is scheduled to receive a second opinion on the knee to see if he will be sidelined for an extended period of time.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Devontae Booker (DEN) is expected to start in Week 8 against the San Diego Chargers with C.J. Anderson (knee) sidelined.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Devontae Booker (DEN) is expected to see the bulk of the work with C.J. Anderson missing time.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (DEN) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (DEN) is out for this week's game.

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

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

RB Jamaal Charles (DEN) was limited to one carry on two snaps in a Week 7 win over the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Andy Reid told the media, "His leg wasn't feeling right. That was it."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (DEN) showed no signs of a concussion when he was checked after a helmet-to-helmet hit in Week 7, according to trainer Rick Burkholder. However, Charles said he was never checked, and he said after the game that the hit was no big deal. He changed his tune after the game: "It definitely hurt," Charles said. "A couple plays later, I just (saw) this light buzz around my eyes and I was trying to catch 'em. But I was like, 'Let's get the ball and run again.'" Charles had other concussion symptoms, as well, but didn't think he had a concussion. He was cleared from the concussion protocol Tuesday, Oct. 21, and was cleared to practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, but the team will continue to monitor him.

RB Kyle Eckel (DEN) has been signed to a two-year contract. To make room for Eckel, the team released S J.R. Reed.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jacob Hester (DEN) partially participated in Saturday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jacob Hester (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Andy Janovich (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Andy Janovich (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kyle Johnson (DEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) has sore ribs and also suffered a stinger in Week 7. He was being sent for a precautionary exam by a neurosurgeon to check his neck.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Paul Smith (DEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. He was removed from the injury report.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Paul Smith (DEN) practiced for the first time since suffering fractures and muscle damage near his left eye Oct. He reported no ill effects or problems after the two-hour workout. HC Scott Linehan said, "He had the same energy level and focus that he had before. It was like he'd never missed a snap. It didn't look like he had any hesitation at all."

RB Mike James (DET) was solid in filling in for injured Doug Martin (shoulder) in the team's Week 7 game. James carried the ball 14 times for 45 yards. "You hate to see anyone go down, but it felt good to get out there and help," said James, who had only three carries for 12 yards going into Sunday's matchup. "From the first time I played football, I always wanted to run with a lean."

*** Friday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

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

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) practiced fully on Thursday. Riddick is expected to play against the Houston Texans in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dwayne Washington (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dwayne Washington (DET) practiced fully on Thursday. Washington is expected to play against the Houston Texans in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dwayne Washington (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) practiced fully on Friday. He is officially listed as questionable for Week 8 but likely will play. Addai is expected to get some playing time, but Delone Carter likely will get most of the carries.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Saturday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Friday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Addai "probably won't play" this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said Joseph Addai is being considered day-to-day at this point.

Colts' Head Coach Jim Caldwell on Thursday was asked about a possible timetable for Addai's return.

"I'm not real sure," Caldwell said of Addai. "He's a guy whose tolerance for pain is unusual. He's one of those guys who can turn it around in a moment's notice and he's up and ready to go. It's kind of a day-to-day situation. If he doesn't go, obviously Mike Hart has to be the guy to step it up."

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8. “You’ve got to be smart,” Addai said. “I’ve talked to a lot of older guys on the team. Regardless, you want to go out and play, so that’s the biggest thing, but at the same time, you don’t want to go out there and set yourself back. I think that’s where I am right now. I want to go out there, but I don’t want to be stupid. That’s the biggest thing, really being smart about what’s going on and trusting the trainers and the staff about how I should go about it. You want to play in all games, no matter what. You want to be out there, but at the same time, if you go out there and get hurt again, you’re hurting your team. It’s not about yourself. It’s about the team. You have to make the right decision.”

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) could be losing carries to Kenton Keith as coach Tony Dungy has indicated he'd like to get back to a 2 RB system.

RB Shaun Alexander (FA) HC Mike Holmgren defended Shaun Alexander on Monday. "Shaun Alexander seems to be the lightning rod," Holmgren said. "I am here to tell you that there are times there is nothing there. There is nothing there. We are not blocking very well. So that must improve. Shaun has been a little unfairly criticized. We must improve how we're blocking -- assignment-wise, edges, technique, everything -- to give our guys a chance." However, Alexander on Sunday admitted that his broken left wrist is impacting his play. "Well, I can't do as many things," Alexander said Sunday when asked about the cast. "I can't carry the ball in my left hand. So that kind of changes my game up a little bit. But it's been like that since the first week, so I think I am just now getting used to playing with (the ball) in my right hand the whole time."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shaun Alexander (FA) ran on a treadmill Tuesday and HC Mike Holmgren said that last season's NFL rushing leader and MVP had no problems with continuing his workouts on Wednesday. That means Seattle is expecting Alexander to play on Nov. 6 against Oakland. He listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Kansas City. "His foot responded well," Holmgren said. "He will continue to increase his workload this week, with the target being next week's game."

RB Shaun Alexander (FA) might work out and might run a little bit. But it's highly unlikely he will play this week. The latest target for his return is the Monday night game against Oakland, Nov. 6, HC Mike Holmgren said. "He is going to tell me he feels fine," Holmgren said. "He felt fine last week. But a more realistic goal is the Raider game." Holmgren said he is not tempted to rush back the 2005 NFL MVP, though Alexander's broken left foot is healing well.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Antonio Andrews (FA) appears to have switched roles with Bishop Sankey after Sankey didn't receive a carry in Week 7, according to The Tennessean's John Glennon. Andrews appears to be in line for more carries in Week 8 after rushing 10 times for 57 yards last week.

RB Antonio Andrews (FA) deserves more carries, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Andrew ran for 57 yards on 10 carries in a Week 7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. We're waiting for rookie David Cobb to get off IR/R and win the starting job. Andrews may get more time, but in most matchups we're unlikely to recommend him as anything more than a flex play or RB3.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Matt Asiata (FA) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Obafemi Ayanbadejo (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montee Ball (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

In a recent interview on ESPN Denver radio, Mike Klis of the Denver Post speculated that Montee Ball might be able to return by the Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams. At this time, it seems like Ball is still a couple of weeks away from returning from the groin injury he suffered in the Week 5 game against the Cardinals.

RB Montee Ball (FA) did not practice on Tuesday.

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

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joique Bell (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joique Bell (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tatum Bell (FA) has lost his starting job to RB Kevin Jones and now faces a further demotion for Sunday's game at Chicago against the Bears.HCh Rod Marinelli indicated strongly after practice Wednesday that Bell will not be active. Aveion Cason, a backup running back, is likely to return kickoffs and play on other special-teams units. That does not leave a spot for Bell on the 46-player active roster. T.J. Duckett is the primary backup to Jones. Cason fills the third spot at halfback on the depth chart. Jon Bradley is the fullback. Bell does not play on any special teams. "I'll let it play out as the week goes," Marinelli said. "Cason is a guy who can return kicks for us. He's not just a returner. He's a hard-core special teams guy."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Tatum Bell (FA) will benefit from Colts' Pro Bowl safety Bob Sanders being ruled out for Sunday's game. Sanders is recovering from knee surgery and it had been hoped he might be ready for this game.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Tatum Bell (FA) wanted to be a full-time running back. And with the extra carries comes the added contact. The difference has been felt in his body Monday mornings this season. He's stiffer, sorer, and something new seems to hurt every time, too. "I'd hate to see those guys who back in the day used to carry 40 times," said Bell. "Twenty- five is good enough."

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tatum Bell (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to start. He is listed as probable with his toe.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Bennett (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Best is feeling "pretty normal", and his headaches have mostly subsided. However, a person close to Best said Wednesday, Oct. 26, that he is still likely to miss a second straight game in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos. It's unknown if he'll even travel with the team.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Best has no timetable for his return to the starting lineup, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. "I mean, it's really yet to be seen," Schwartz said. "I sort of press a button when I start talking about concussions. Every one is different. Some guys respond differently. You can't put any of them in a box."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) said the bye week came at a good time for him because he was able to rest his injured toe and believes he is close to 100 percent healthy at this point, according MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. He is listed as probable for Week 8 and will be able to play. Best said he is close to 100 percent.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Jahvid Best likely will not be fully recovered from his toe injuries until the season is over, reports Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerome Bettis (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Kapri Bibbs (FA) said he plans to show the front office he is capable of being the No. 2 back with his performance against the San Diego Chargers in Week 8. The Broncos had a 50/50 split with Devontae Booker and C.J. Anderson last week against the Texans. With Anderson on IR, this now becomes Booker's show. We don't think Bibbs gets more than a small handful of carries per game.

RB Kapri Bibbs (FA) was attracting interest from other teams on the practice squad, and the Broncos elevated him to their active roster because they didn't want to lose him to another team. The move reflects more on outside interest for Bibbs than it has anything to do with replacing Juwan Thompson, who has been dealing with a sore knee. Thompson was able to practice Monday, Oct. 20.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Bradshaw is dealing with a bone bruise in his foot. "It's a bone bruise, it may take a while (to heal). You keep pounding, and it just keeps coming back," Bradshaw said. This is good news because that means it is not related to the previous surgery and hardware in his foot. Bradshaw and the Giants seem to be good at managing these situations and keeping him productive.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Bradshaw said he was feeling good and he plans on practicing Friday, Oct. 26. Bradshaw said he sat out practice Thursday, Oct. 25, for precautionary reasons.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) Ahmad Bradshaw was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

Mike Garafolo, of the Star-Ledger, reports Bradshaw has been told by the team's doctors as well as a specialist that he has a cracked bone in his foot but has been cleared to play until the end of the season or his foot breaks. "I just plan on going out there and giving my all. If it breaks, it does, and I'll get surgery. If not, I'll wait until the end of the season. Hopefully, then I won't need it. But more than likely, I'll plan on having surgery," Bradshaw said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Bryce Brown (FA) was inactive for the seventh time this season in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings. However, with injuries to Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (collarbone), head coach Doug Marrone said Sunday, Oct. 19, that he would "have no problem bringing up Bryce."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) was available for part of Friday's practice, working in a couple of drills to prepare for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Brown, who missed last week's game against the Houston Texans with a sprained ankle, did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. "I got a little bit of work in," Brown said Friday. "Hopefully, it'll get better and better and be ready to roll. It's going to come down to how I work out before the game and what they think, but I feel like I should be able to go on Sunday."

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is still questionable to play this weekend. He'll likely be a game time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight. He's officially listed as questionable with the shoulder injury but he did not miss any of the team practices this week. Brown may share time with Travis Henry. Said coach Jeff Fisher, "We’ll see how they are. I would expect both of them to have carries in this ballgame."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) missed his third straight game in Week 8 Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos, but he might be able to return to practice Monday, Oct. 27.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

RB Donald Brown (FA) did not practice on Tuesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

RB Donald Brown (FA) is close to returning, but may still need one more week, according to interim head coach Bruce Arians.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) practiced fully on Saturday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Donald Brown (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Donald Brown (FA) Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Donald Brown left the team's Week 7 game after spraining his shoulder during the second quarter. Brown, however, said the injury is not serious. "I'll be all right," Brown said. "It's something I've had before in college. I know how to handle it. I'll be back (Monday)."

RB Ronnie Brown (FA) will miss the rest of the season as a result of Sunday's knee injury. An MRI revealed enough damage Monday morning to declare Brown's season as done.

RB Michael Bush (FA) Jerry McDonald, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Michael Bush is running out of time to impress the team and head coach Tom Cable. Cable prefers Justin Fargas over Bush.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) will receive the start against the St. Louis Rams in Week 8 with Carlos Hyde (foot) ruled out. Bush will share carries with rookie Mike Davis.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) did not practice on Friday and is listed as doubtful for this week's game although he says he'll play. It's hard to trust him though as he's said optimistic things in the past. We're leery of him being able to play, and play effectively this week. Remember, it's a 9:30 AM Eastern time kickoff Sunday in London. So if Reggie Bush is on your radar, you''ll need to make your decision early Sunday morning.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Bush said he will do his best to push through his injury and suit up for the team's Week 8 game against the Atlanta Falcons in London. "The ankle's good -- just taking it day by day," Bush said. "I'm trying to do my best to just be smart, make sure I'm healthy. Obviously I want to be out there on the field Sunday, and I'm going to do everything I can to be out there on the field Sunday, but I'm also going to be smart about it, too, so it feels good , practiced yesterday, and we'll see how it goes today."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he is more concerned about the team defending Reggie Bush Week 8 than he is defending Calvin Johnson. "When I look at where we seem to have some vulnerability using the passes out of the backfield, I look at what San Diego did, I look at times what Philadelphia did, if they were able to do anything at all, coming out of that backfield. That seems defensively to be a rough area for us," Jones said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend. Bush said he was just resting his leg as a precaution, and it appears that this has nothing to do with the knee injury that cost him a game earlier this year. Coach Jim Schwartz is one of the most tight lipped coaches in the league though so put little to no faith in anything he or the team says on this. Fortunately it's a 1 pm kickoff Sunday so we'll have plenty of time to make a change if Bush isn't able to go. Stay tuned and have a backup plan ready just in case.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. said his team stinks following a Week 7 loss to the Denver Broncos. SS Yeremiah Bell, however, was not happy with Bush's comments and felt he should have refrained from speaking his mind despite the team's 0-6 record. "That shouldn't be said around this locker room," Bell said. "We know that we're 0-6 and we're not playing the best, but at the same time there's no need for that." Bush did not back down from his initial comments. "I still stand by it because there's nothing fun about being 0-6," Bush said. "There's no room for sensitivity in this league. This is a man's game and we all signed on the dotted line."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** 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 participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 27, reports Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Bush did do some running on the field but was not ready for practice work. Head coach Sean Payton said Bush is considered day-to-day. However, Bush likely will not play in the team's Week 8 game, a source told NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

RB Reggie Bush (FA) said he has been cleared to play and hopes to be ready for the team's Week 8 game, reports James Varney, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Bush said he is close to 100 percent but has not tested his leg in live situations at this point. Bush expressed optimism Monday, Oct. 25, that he would be able to practice this week on his healing right leg and possibly play in Week 8, according to The Associated Press. Bush said team doctors have told him he has healed enough to test his leg at full-speed, which he plans to do in practice Wednesday, Oct. 27. "I expect to go out there and see what I can do," Bush said. "I don't know if I can practice, if I'm going to be 100 percent. I'm just going to go out there and give it my best shot. I feel good, but I haven't gone out there."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports Saints head coach Sean Payton said Tuesday, Oct. 27, that Reggie Bush is not being phased out of the offense. "No, not at all," Payton said. "He's a big threat for us, a guy that we want to get the ball to and we continue to get the ball to." Bush is averaging 10.5 offensive touches a game, by far the lowest in his four seasons.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (FA) will not play in Week 8.

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

RB Reggie Bush (FA) had surgery on his left knee and it's unclear when he will be back with the team. "He has been a big part of what we have been able to do offensively and it's an injury that we have to deal with," HC Sean Payton said Monday. "Hopefully on a short-term basis rather than a long-term basis, and it sounds like that's the case." The original prognosis on Bush’s return was four weeks.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rock Cartwright (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rock Cartwright (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rock Cartwright (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tashard Choice (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tashard Choice (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tashard Choice (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Thomas Clayton (FA) The Browns were awarded Thomas Clayton off waivers from the New England Patriots, according to Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. To create a roster spot, the Browns waived RB James Davis.

*** Thursday Update *** RB David Cobb (FA) took a full load as the scout team running back Wednesday, Oct. 28. He is eligible to play as early as Nov. 8 in the Week 9 game against the New Orleans Saints. Beat writer Paul Kuharsky expects Cobb to eventually become the back to break through for a higher percentage of the carries.

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

*** Saturday Update *** RB Patrick Cobbs (FA) likely would be the team's kickoff returner if Week 8 if CB Nolan Carroll (currently with an ankle injury) is not able to play, according to Juan C. Rodriguez, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Najeh Davenport (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Najeh Davenport (FA) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Knile Davis (FA) is in the game plan for Week 8, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jeff Demps (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

RB Jeff Demps (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Corey Dillon (FA) is still expected to start by many but it's important to understand this has not been confirmed by the team. Fantasy owners need to understand the risk involved. #1, it's not a given that Dillon will start. #2, if he does start, there's some worry as to how long he'd be able to go. We wish we could tell you definitively but the reality is that Bill Belichick will keep this as secretive as possible. Add to it the fact that it's the night game and we likely won't know any more tommorrow morning than we do right now. All in all, it's a very risky situation for Dillon owners.

*** Friday Update *** RB Corey Dillon (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice. He will be a game-time decision, but it looks like he is expected to play in week eight. ESPN's John Clayton said he expects Dillon to start.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Corey Dillon (FA) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for week eight. He says he is going to return to action "as soon as possible." "Hopefully it's sooner than later," Dillon noted. There is a possiblity he might miss week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Corey Dillon (FA) partially participated in Wednesday’s practice and is officially questionable for week eight due to his injured ankle.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Dixon (FA) was working with the starters in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. Bryce Brown was running with the second-string offense.

RB Anthony Dixon (FA) was pressed into duty in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings due to injuries to Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (collarbone). Dixon finishes with 13 carries for 51 yards, and he added three receptions for 15 yards. Dixon will get a chance to make his mark next week, along with Bryce Brown, although they draw the tough Jets run defense.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Dixon (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Dixon (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reuben Droughns (FA) On Wednesday Harvey Steinberg, Cleveland Browns RB Reuben Droughns' attorney, indicated the domestic violence case against his client will be dropped. "I'm assuming that they (prosecutors) finally listened to me and determined they didn't have a case to begin with," he said. "Obviously (Reuben's) happy. He's always maintained he did nothing wrong and shouldn't have been charged or arrested."

*** Friday Update *** RB Warrick Dunn (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8. "Honestly, it's going to be a game-time decision and his role obviously, if he does play, we'll be decided here on how he feels [in the next two days]," said HC Jon Gruden. "Some of these guys need an extra day, and 24 hours – I've seen it with these guys – makes a big difference."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Warrick Dunn (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Dunn sounded optimistic about his chances of recovering in time to play in Week 8 against Dallas. "I think people are kind of surprised I'm moving around, I can turn my neck and different things," Dunn said. "I'm all right. I'm good."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Warrick Dunn (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Warrick Dunn (FA) injured his back during the team's Week 7 game. HC Jon Gruden said that he expects Dunn to be able to play in the team's Week 8 game. Dunn has a pinched nerve in his upper back.

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tony Fisher (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to start in week eight. He's listed as probable.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tony Fisher (FA) did return to practice on Thursday and is expected to start in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tony Fisher (FA) was poked in the eye in week seven’s game against the Vikings. He had laser surgery on Tuesday and did not practice on Wednesday. However, he is expected to practice on Thursday and start in week eight.

RB Tony Fisher (FA) will start for the team in place of the injured Ahman Green. ReShard Lee is expected to see significant action as well.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Troy Fleming (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week eight.

RB Arian Foster (FA) announced his retirement from football Monday, Oct. 24.

RB Arian Foster (FA) is officially out for the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

RB Arian Foster (FA) said he expects to be fine in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts after having a chance to rest up during the bye week. He aggravated his hamstring ailment in Week 7 after missing practice time with the injury the previous week. "It's coming along good," Foster said.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeShaun Foster (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeShaun Foster (FA) did not practice on Wednesday as he's battling a toe injury. Look to see if he can work Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeShaun Foster (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeShaun Foster (FA) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeShaun Foster (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for week eight due to his injured knee.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Toby Gerhart (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. Gerhart appears ready to return in Week 8, in the opinion of beat writer Hays Carlyon. The team contends they will mix and match running backs.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Toby Gerhart (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Toby Gerhart (FA) is progressing from a foot injury that has caused him to miss the last two games. His status will be updated Wednesday, Oct. 22.

RB Toby Gerhart (FA) received his most extensive playing time of the season in Week 7, finishing the game with 24 yards on five carries, according to 1500ESPN.com's Tom Pelissero. Head coach Brad Childress said the team planned to use Gerhart in certain packages.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Friday Update *** RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. The feeling seems to be that he'll play.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (FA) will play a large role (along with Kevin Faulk) in Week 8 due to injuries to Sammy Morris and LaMont Jordan.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports there is a good chance Ahman Green will be active for Week 8. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he believes Green can help on third downs and spell Ryan Grant at times.

“He looks good,” running backs coach Edgar Bennett said. “We’re bringing him along. Coach will make the final decision as far as who’s going to dress, but he looks good.”

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

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

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

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) did not practice on Wednesday as the team was being cautious with him. He is expected to play this weekend.

RB Ahman Green (FA) will miss the remainder of the season with a torn quadriceps. There is talk that he has played his last game as a Packer.

RB Alex Green (FA) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he wasn't happy with the running game in Week 7 against the St. Louis Rams, in which Alex Green ran for only 35 yards on 20 carries. "I wasn't real happy with the production in the run game," McCarthy said. "I thought we left too many hard yards on the field. There were too many 1-, 2-yard runs that should have been hardball 3-, 4-, 5-yard runs. We need to improve that aspect of our offense."

RB Alex Green (FA) will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury he suffered in Week 7.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jonathan Grimes (FA) hopes to be able to play in Week 8 after missing the last four games because of a cracked fibula.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Grimes (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Grimes (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Grimes (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) was in uniform for Saturday's practice, and he's hopeful he can still play against the Packers Monday night. He is still a rather large question mark unless a pain-killing injection he will take before the game gives him enough relief to play. "Better than I did yesterday and the day before," Henry said. "Game-time decision, you know. Go in Monday early and do what I got to do."

*** Friday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) is questionable to play this weekend. We're hearing his injured ribs are a significant problem and that Selvin Young could see plenty of carries or even get the start.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Travis Henry (FA) HC Mike Shanahan says Travis Henry "is a little bit sore," and that he won't be sure of his status until he starts practicing. However, Shanahan believes that there is no fracture in the ribs.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) "worked hard. He is in good shape. He has been in the meetings, and there is no problem in the offense," HC Jeff Fisher said. The Titans rotated Henry and Chris Brown in practice, and both will play against Oakland.

RB Travis Henry (FA) has completed his four-game suspension for substance abuse and is expected to split practice reps with Chris Brown this week.

RB Tim Hightower (FA) has been placed on the Injured Reserve list and will miss the remainder of the season.

RB Tim Hightower (FA) lost a fumble on his sixth carry in Week 7 and was replaced by Chris Wells, according to Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. It was the fourth fumble Hightower has lost this season, and it could well be the one that costs him the starting job. "We can't live with that going forward," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "Momentum was starting to turn. We were moving the football."

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) said he's ready to take on a bigger role in the running game after making his season debut in Week 7. "Most definitely," Hillis said. "I think it always takes a couple weeks to get back into shape when you're on the couch for five weeks. I'm thinking that, no matter what they ask me to do, my body is going to be in a lot better shape than it was last week, for sure."

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 28. He is listed as questionable for Week and will be a game-time decision, but he is not expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday, Oct. 26, that Peyton Hillis will start in Week 8 against the San Francisco 49ers if healthy. "He is our starting halfback. If he is healthy, he is going to start this game," Shurmur said. The coach said Montario Hardesty earned more playing time after posting career highs with 33 carries and 95 yards in Week 7 with Hillis inactive.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ronnie Hillman (FA) will be inactive for the team's Week 8 game, according to Vic Lombardi of KCNC-TV in Denver. C.J. Anderson will be active for the game in place of Hillman.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week eight.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Don Jackson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Don Jackson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday. Jackson could play in Week 8 if he's able to grip a football. X-rays didn't show a break in his left hand, and the swelling has gone down.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Fred Jackson (FA) had an MRI Sunday, Oct. 19, and he will be out at least two weeks due to the groin injury he suffered in the Week 7 game against the Minnesota Vikings. Jackson said his adductor longus pulled off the bone about a centimeter, and he felt a pop. The injury is typically a four-week injury, but surgery not required.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (FA) said his knee is back to feeling like it was before he suffered his injury. "I haven't felt as well as I did (Sunday) in a long time. I was able to go out and make a few plays---didn't make enough because we still got the loss. But I did feel good and hopefully I can continue to play well," Jackson said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Jackson (hamstring) said he plans on playing in the team's Week 8 game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. He's said emphatically however that he'll be starting.

He'll have protection on his hand. Jackson said he was experimenting with different soft casts. He wants one that protects his finger, but also is flexible enough to allow him to catch the ball.

"It won't be a club,'' Jackson said. "It'll be something that allows me to carry the ball, catch the ball, hold the ball.''

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) said he will play in Week 8 despite having surgery on his finger earlier this week, reports StLouisRams.com.

"Absolutely, I will definitely be out there Sunday," said Jackson, who had two pins inserted into the finger. "The surgery went fine. Everything went well. It's unfortunate it had to happen. It's on the left hand so it's not a big deal as if it was my right hand."

The pins will be in his hand for six to eight weeks. Jackson did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. He said he may work out Friday.

"I don't see why not," Jackson said about practicing Friday. "First thing, we want to make sure infection doesn't happen. Pain is going to occur. That's something we're not trying to avoid. That's not something going we're thinking won't happen. Pain will be part of the game Sunday."

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

RB Steven Jackson (FA) Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports Steven Jackson needs 81 more rushing yards and no touchdowns to break the record set by former NFL RB Tiki Barber (715) for the most rushing yards to open a regular season without scoring a touchdown.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. HC Jim Haslett said after practice Friday that RB Steven Jackson's availability for Week 8 at New England won't be determined until Sunday. Jackson practiced for the first time this week. He did individual work and took a handful of snaps. Asked whether he felt optimistic about Jackson playing, Haslett said, "I don't know, to be honest with you. I think it's probably 50-50."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Jackson was on hand for the start of practice Thursday, but left early to do rehab work. "We'll see how he is tomorrow,'' HC Jim Haslett said. "If he can do some things tomorrow...we'll take it day-to-day." Haslett said the decision on whether Jackson plays in Week 8 against New England was up to Jackson.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Jackson said Wednesday that he is optimistic he will be able to play in Week 8.

RB Steven Jackson (FA) left midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's victory over Dallas with a thigh injury that leaves his status uncertain for this coming week's game. "We think it's just a bruise," Jackson said afterward. "We're going to get some more tests, an MRI in the morning, just to make sure. But it's just a little tight. I'm able to walk, and I'm able to bend it. So that's a good sign." But Jackson was walking with a limp after the game. An MRI exam showed what HC Jim Haslett termed a "slight strain" of his thigh. Jackson will be limited in practice this week, but according to Haslett, "should be fine for the game" in Week 8 at New England.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to start this weekend although he likely won't carry his normal workload.

"It wouldn't be normal," said Rams head coach Scott Linehan of Jackson's work load. "It will be modified from his normal (workload). It depends on how he feels, but it won't be every play of the game."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. While it appears Jackson is set to return this week against the Browns, it is unknown officially if he will start and/or how much playing time he will get. The only hint of him being completely back was this qualifier by HC Scott Linehan. "We'll be guarded somewhat as we go," coach Scott Linehan said, "but if we get through this week of practice, there's no reason he shouldn't be starting this week." Jackson added, "A groin is something that, it feels good and the next day it may have a little tweak here or there," he explained.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday. Jackson will return Sunday against Cleveland after missing four games with a partially torn groin muscle. Jackson practiced without the red "no-contact" jersey on Wednesday, with Brian Leonard working at fullback once again.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Edgerrin James (FA) has 363 yards on 101 attempts, which puts him on pace for 968 yards and 269 carries this season. Both numbers would be his lowest totals since 2001, when he missed 10 games with a knee injury. "I don't know what's going on," he said. "I'm just here, just going to ride it out and get to the playoffs and, hey, that may be it right there." He is due to make $5 million in salary next season, and the club has a promising young player in rookie Tim Hightower. James says he wants to play meaningful snaps and not just be on a roster. "I don't want to just be on a team; I like to play," he said. "If I'm not playing, it's not serving a purpose."

*** Friday Update *** RB LaMichael James (FA) 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the team isn't shopping LaMichael James. James has been a healthy inactive the last two weeks and has only seven carries on the year. "We're not interested in trading LaMichael," Baalke said. "LaMichael's a key player." Baalke said there will be a role for James, even though he's been inactive for 17 of 23 regular season games in his career.

RB LaMichael James (FA) said Monday, Oct. 22, that he is not frustrated by his role in his rookie season, and he likened it to being a freshman in college. He has been inactive in every game this season. "I don't look down and say, 'Hey, I'm a horrible player'," he said. "I think I can play with anybody out there. I really do believe that. But at the same time, I do need to learn. That's big - learn the NFL game."

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (FA) said he is frustrated with his poor season so far. However, Johnson vows his struggles are not because he has lost a step. "People should worry about me losing burst once I get in the open field and somebody catching me," Johnson said. "I don't feel I've been in the open field enough times for anybody to question my burst or anything like that." Head coach Mike Munchak agrees with Johnson's assessment. "We're not rushing the way we were, then it hasn't looked the same that way as far as his speed. I'm sure his speed is fine," Munchak said. "I don't think it's his speed why we're not rushing for more yards."

RB Chris Johnson (FA) Titans head coach Mike Munchak is backing Chris Johnson by saying Johnson is not the source of the Titans' anemic ground game. Johnson had just 10 carries for 18 yards in Week 7, and said after the game that he's confident he's doing what he's supposed to do. Munchak said everyone shares the blame for the struggles. "Chris has had a great career here in three short years," Munchak said. "I think it's hard when you're going through a spot for the first time in his career, he's not having the success he's had for three years. I think all athletes struggle with that concept ... To run the ball well, it takes 10 other guys."

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

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

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

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to have much of a role this weekend. He might be on the active list, but it looks like Kenny Watson will carry the rushing load again.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) suited up at practice Friday and looked ready to go after he sat out Thursday’s practice with a back problem.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) will again be without starting C Rich Braham and starting LT Levi Jones this week.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) practiced Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. That's become his normal routine now. He'll start as normal this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) took it easy again on Wednesday, but he is expected to start as normal in week eight.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) needs to see more carries, according to head coach Tony Sparano. That doesn't mean you should go out and pickup Jones-Drew, but it could hurt the limited upside of Darren McFadden, who has been a decent flex play since he emerged in the Oakland backfield.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) was in a walking boot after halftime in the Jaguars' Week 7 game. Jones-Drew has a foot sprain that is expected to keep him sidelined for multiple games. He does not need foot surgery, however, which likely rules out a Lisfranc injury.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) missed a portion of Friday's practice and is listed as questionable with a sprained knee. Jones-Drew expects to play against the Bucs in spite of the injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) will start in Week 8 in place of DeMarco Murray, according to DallasNews.com.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Felix Jones (FA) was on the sideline for most of the team's final two drives in Week 7 because of a bruised knee. Jones also suffered a neck strain earlier in the game. Sources report that he should be ready to go for Week 8.

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

*** 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) According to a team source, Felix Jones will miss his second straight game in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles due to his high left ankle sprain.

RB Felix Jones (FA) has averaged 21.5 touches over the last two games after averaging only 8.5 touches in the first three games of the season, reports David Moore, of The Dallas Morning News. The Cowboys are giving him more chances so he can try to work out of the slump he started the season with. Jones said the increase touches are giving him a better feel for the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Greg Jones (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable 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.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Jordan aggravated his injured calf in Wednesday’s practice and is now unlikely to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) participated fully in Wednesday’s walkthrough session (which is held at half speed and without pads).

*** Saturday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) Practiced Friday and looked good but that's no sure sign he'll be ok. "He looked good, quick. He looked rested, but he did that last week, too," coach Art Shell said. "We'll see how he responds." Back spasms are obviously something that can flare up quickly. This was the case with Jordan last week when he was fine on Friday but had trouble in the warmups. The Raiders kick off at 4:15 PM ET so official word on Jordan won't come down until about 3:15 and that's too late for most teams. We're cautiously optimistic but understand there is a risk involved with starting Jordan.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) practiced on Friday but will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) had an MRI on his back and no serious problems were revealed. He missed practice again Thursday though and it's still looking iffy for whether he'll be able to play this Sunday.

RB LaMont Jordan (FA) did all he could to get into Sunday's game. Now, he's not so sure coming back so soon is the safest idea. Jordan had an MRI exam on his sore back Monday and is questionable for Sunday's game. "I've gotten shots before," Jordan said Monday. "Especially with the back, dealing with the nerves, that's not something you want to be dealing around with. I love playing the game, but there's life after football. "Hopefully, people don't take that the wrong way, but there's other things, like being able to walk, play with your kids."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kenton Keith (FA) could continue to see carries as coach Tony Dungy has indicated he'd like to get back to a 2 RB system.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) admitted on Friday that he wasn't sure if his injured foot has healed enough to allow him to play this Sunday. "I'll know more on Sunday morning," he said. "I'll just play it by ear. I'll wake up on Sunday, and it might be killing me. I'll wake up on Sunday, and it might feel great. We'll see how it goes." He got in some limited practice this week and is listed as questionable. Jason Wright would start again if Lewis is out.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. He'll be a game time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Wali Lundy (FA) is expected to start for the team this weekend. "Well, definitely he's going to play," Kubiak said when asked if Lundy had earned the starting spot. "We're going to continue to play guys. I don't get too caught up in the starter thing. We're going to continue to play a lot of players and continue to search with this football team. He's earned that right to play. He'll be the guy this week and hopefully for a long time to come."

RB Wali Lundy (FA) has earned more playing time. "I don't get too caught up in the starter thing, but he's definitely going to play more," HC Gary Kubiak said. "He stepped up and played well. As well as he played, I can still show him where he left about 60 yards out there."

RB Laurence Maroney (FA) has been placed on the injured reserve list. He is out for the year.

RB Curtis Martin (FA) HC Eric Mangini said yesterday the Jets' plan to look at RB Curtis Martin, and evaluate him next week. "Next week would be the earliest and we'll see where we are," Mangini said. "We'll sit down with the doctors and Curtis and GM Mike Tannenbaum and I and just gauge where it is. We'll just see how it is next week." "Well, initially it will be a medical decision, because we have to obviously gauge where he is and player safety is the most important thing. Once that decision is made, then it will be completely football. And Curtis knows that we're going to obviously play the best players each week. He understands that completely."

RB Ryan Mathews (FA) has committed a late fumble in two of the last three games, but head coach Doug Pederson does not plan to demote him.

RB Ryan Mathews (FA) suffered a groin injury during the team's Week 7 game, which limited his snaps for the rest of the game.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (FA) missed his sixth consecutive game in Week 8 Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos, but he could return to practice as early as Monday, Oct. 27. However, Mathews is nearing a return and unlikely to miss more than one additional game, if that. Mathews worked out before the game Thursday, and his right knee was stable and he appeared conditioned.

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

RB Ryan Mathews (FA) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

RB Ryan Mathews (FA) had his left thumb wrapped Monday, Oct. 24, but he is expected to suit up against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8.

RB Ryan Mathews (FA) Chargers head coach Norv Turner believes Ryan Mathews is not yet ready for crunch time, which would explain why Mathews watched from the sideline the entire second half of the team's Week 7 game, according to Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Darren Sproles, meanwhile, caught six passes for 53 yards in the game's final six minutes. "Please," Turner said. "Darren has been playing that position for four years, and he knows exactly what he's doing in protection. He knows exactly what he's doing with the route. Obviously, when we get into those situations, it takes away the chances to use (Mathews) as a player."

*** Friday Update *** RB Reagan Mauia (FA) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reagan Mauia (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reagan Mauia (FA) has been signed by the team.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 27, and head coach John Fox said he wanted to wait until later in the week before ruling McGahee out for Week 8 against the Detroit Lions. However, at this point, it appears very unlikely that he will play.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) Broncos head coach John Fox said Willis McGahee's surgery to repair a fractured index finger "went very well" Tuesday, Oct. 25. McGahee is expected to miss one to two weeks.

RB Willis McGahee (FA) will undergo surgery on the fourth metacarpal of his index finger later this week. McGahee is unlikely to play over the next two weeks for the Broncos. He'll be replaced in the lineup by Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball. The Broncos may also choose to sign Jeremiah Johnson from their practice squad.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jason McKie (FA) is one of only two offensive starters who will be an unrestricted FA following the season, and it's believed the Bears are interested in extending him.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Joe McKnight (FA) was on crutches and had a wrap on his left foot when spotted in the locker room Monday, Oct. 22.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Moats (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Vernand Morency (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (FA) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Morris is expected to miss two to three weeks with his injured knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) is being called “day-to-day” by HC Bill Belichick. Morris did not take part in Wednesday’s walkthrough session (which is held at half speed and without pads).

RB Sammy Morris (FA) was pulled from Monday night’s game with a knee injury. The Patriots haven't revealed any details about the injury, but Morris was seen walking without a limp after the game against Denver.

*** Friday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Harold Morrow (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week eight.

RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) has been placed on the Injured Reserve after he injured his right knee in Week 7. Mughelli was on crutches after the game.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Dimitri Nance (FA) has been added to the team's Week 8 injury report as questionable because of an ankle injury, according to Packers.com.

*** Friday Update *** RB Moran Norris (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Moran Norris (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8. Parker has missed the past three games with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. He went through a full practice Wednesday, but was limited in his work on Thursday. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Mewelde Moore.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

RB Willie Parker (FA) will test his knee during Wednesday's practice. His status for Week 8 is uncertain.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jarrett Payton (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jarrett Payton (FA) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for week eight. Also remember that Travis Henry has returned from suspension, so Payton’s playing time will be limited at best.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alvin Pearman (FA) will probably join with or takeover for the struggling WR Chad Owens on punt returns. HC Jack Del Rio noted, "One thing Alvin does is he'll go get that hard 10 [yards] for you. I want to get A.P. up regardless. I want to get him involved somehow. There's a good chance A.P. is going to get some returns this week."

RB Chris Perry (FA) HC Marvin Lewis said during his Monday press conference that "there's a chance" that Chris Perry could be activated this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Antonio Pittman (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Antonio Pittman (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Antonio Pittman (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday. Pittman, who returned to practice after recovering from a broken bone in his leg, would reportedly start at running back if Jackson is unable to play through his injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Polk (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Polk (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Polk (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Polk (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Polk (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Polk (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Polk (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) will not play this weekend.

RB Clinton Portis (FA) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Clinton Portis will not be able to play in Week 8, according to The Washington Post. Shanahan said the team hopes to have Portis ready to play after their Week 9 bye.

*** Friday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. After practice, Zorn marveled at Portis’ physical conditioning, but noted, “he feels better, feels better, feels better, and now he has to go and make it feel bad again.” Barring a setback, Portis should play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) walked out of Redskin Park Tuesday with a protective boot on his left foot. Portis sustained a high left ankle sprain on his first carry of the second half Sunday against the Colts. He did return to the game, but didn't finish. "Hopefully, it won't carry over," said Portis, who sat out Tuesday’s practice. Injuries have plagued Portis throughout the season, but he expects to play when the Redskins return to action Nov. 5, and take on the Cowboys.

RB Clinton Portis (FA) suffered a sprained ankle during Week 7. He was in a protective walking boot Monday and downplayed the injury saying he'd be ready after the team's bye week this week. Others have reported the team is calling it a high ankle sprain. He will likely miss the team's light practices this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) partially participated in Wednesday’s practice but is expected to start as normal in week eight.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Randle (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joseph Randle (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Randle missed a scheduled treatment Wednesday, Oct. 28, after he was told he was demoted in favor of RB Darren McFadden.

In unrelated bad news, Randle is facing a one- or two-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to multiple sources. Randle met with NFL investigators this summer and within the past week, the NFL determined he violated the league's personal conduct policy stemming from an arrest this offseason. Randle could simply face a fine, but a suspension is entirely possible.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joseph Randle (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Joseph Randle (FA) is dealing with an oblique injury and is likely to miss some time, according to a source. Darren McFadden had a season-high 152 rushing yards in the Week 7 loss to the New York Giants in Randle's absence.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Isaac Redman (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Isaac Redman (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Alan Ricard (FA) has been lost for the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list with an injured calf.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Alan Ricard (FA) will not play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) has not been as involved offensively so far this season. He is averaging 15.1 carries and 4.1 receptions, in addition to being targeted 6.1 times per game. Last season, Rice averaged 18.2 carries per game and 4.8 receptions while being targeted 6.5 times per game. He had 11 games with at least 20 touches and eight with 25 or more. The team wants Rice to take less of a pounding this season; however, his workload could increase moving forward. Head coach John Harbaugh said he wants the ball in Rice's hands more often. "We want to get the ball in all of our playmakers' hands. We probably didn't do that like we wanted to," Harbaugh said.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) said Wednesday, Oct. 26, that he expects to be utilized more in the Week 8 game against the Arizona Cardinals. "I definitely expected to be more involved," Rice said. "My involvement with this offense hasn't changed since the beginning of the season, I don't want (offensive coordinator) Cam (Cameron) and them to feel like they've got to force me the ball. I'm not that kind of guy. My carries come when the whole offense has success. I look forward to having that success."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday, Oct. 25, that Ray Rice wasn't benched in the Week 7 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, refuting specualting by the ESPN telecast team.

RB Ray Rice (FA) said he was fine with splitting the carries with Willis McGahee in the team's Week 7 game, reports Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times. "It was our game plan going in, and I think it was smart on the end of our coaching staff," Rice said. "I came out of the game healthy, no wear and tear on the body. I think we both did a pretty good job of running the ball."

Rice appears to be hesitating hitting holes during games and instead looking to take the run outside or cutting back to get a big run, reports Mike Preston, of The Baltimore Sun. The Ravens could give RB Willis McGahee more carries if Rice continues to hit the hole slowly.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Stevan Ridley (FA) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, Oct. 30, and wide receiver Chris Owusu was waived in a corresponding move.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stevan Ridley (FA) looks better in practice this week than he did last week, according to offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. "He's running with more confidence," Gailey said. Ridley has no restrictions from the medical staff after being removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list last week. Ridley is a year removed from tearing ligaments in his knee and should be more than a bit player behind Chris Ivory when he returns to the field. Ivory's bruising running style makes Ridley's presence that much more important down the stretch.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Khiry Robinson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cory Schlesinger (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to start in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Josh Scobey (FA) HC Mike Holmgren indicated that RB Josh Scobey will take over as the kickoff returner, since Willie Ponder was released.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) will receive the start against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8 with Cedric Benson serving his one-game suspension. Scott has 30 rushes for 85 yards and a touchdown this year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chad Simpson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chad Simpson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Steve Slaton (FA) Dale Robertson, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said following Week 7 that he remains confident in Steve Slaton, even though he was briefly replaced by Chris Brown in Sunday's game after Slaton lost his fourth fumble of the season. "People smell blood because he's put some balls on the ground," Kubiak said. "Steve's our guy, and I have a lot of confidence in him. It's our job to help him find a way to hold on to the football. He touches it, and good things happen. But at the same time, you can make five big plays and one turnover can get you beat. Steve understands that."

*** Friday Update *** RB Rod Smart (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rod Smart (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week eight.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alfonso Smith (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Alfonso Smith (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Clifton Smith (FA) has been promoted to the active roster.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kolby Smith (FA) Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kolby Smith is now practicing with the team. He has not officially been activated, and that move could come at any moment over the next two weeks.

*** Friday Update *** RB Terrelle Smith (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Terrelle Smith (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Terrelle Smith (FA) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

RB Jason Snelling (FA) The Associated Press reports Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Jason Snelling may have earned increased playing time after rushing for 68 yards on seven carries in Week 7. 'Well, if he continues to run the ball like that, yes," Smith said. "He ran the ball very effectively. He's a guy who has come in and played fullback for us and the tailback position as well and Jason, every time he has gotten an opportunity, he has played very efficiently. He could warrant more touches."

RB C.J. Spiller (FA) underwent surgery Monday, Oct. 20, to repair the broken collarbone he suffered in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings. Head coach Doug Marrone said Sunday, Oct. 19, that Spiller will be out "an undetermined time." The Bills placed Spiller on short-term Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Oct. 21.

*** Friday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend. However, Spiller will remain a game-time decision, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Ronnie Wingo was signed off the practice squad for depth.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (FA) missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, Oct. 24, but said there is "no feud" between himself and head coach Doug Marrone on the condition of his ankle. "I have no problem with Coach Marrone. I think we have a great relationship. Concerning my injury, I think we're both on the same page. He wants what's best for me, and he also wants what's best for this team. He's going to make the right decision," Spiller said. "And I'm going to back him. So there's definitely no feud, no miscommunication." Spiller seems to understand that his ankle injury robs him of his most important asset: his speed. "Everybody understands that speed and quickness are 98 percent of my game. If I'm not able to go out there and make a guy miss with my quickness it kind of works in their favor. But to me I think I can out run a lot of guys with a bad ankle. But the quickness and the cutting part is the hurdle I have to climb over," Spiller said. It seems as though head coach Doug Marrone is leaning toward resting Spiller in Week 8 over reducing his role.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Spiller said his ankle is improving. "A whole lot better. 10 times better," Spiller said. "There's a couple more hurdles that I need to pass over before I'm 100 percent. I definitely feel a whole lot better today than I did last Wednesday." Spiller said he's better than head coach Doug Marrone made him out to be earlier this week. Spiller's workload has been limited lately because Marrone said "there is going to be a setback" each week. Spiller had just six carries for 11 yards in Week 7.

RB C.J. Spiller (FA) has been playing hurt for the last three games, and head coach Doug Marrone said that Spiller's progress will be monitored moving forward. "The injury has everything to do with it, not some of it," said Marrone of Spiller's production. "We're looking at the production, seeing if he's getting better and not putting him out there in jeopardy."

*** Friday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Starks (FA) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

RB Aaron Stecker (FA) Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports the Falcons have signed Aaron Stecker.

*** Friday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) practiced fully Thursday and should be good to go for the game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week eight with his injured ankle.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lee Suggs (FA) will not play this week.

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

RB Ben Tate (FA) Running backs Ben Tate, Isaiah Crowell, and Terrance West were held to 69 yards on 33 carries in Week 7, and head coach Mike Pettine suggested a change was coming for the trio. "We'll have a discussion this week as to how to best rotate those guys," Pettine said.

RB Ben Tate (FA) said he is dealing with four broken ribs but expects to play after the team's Week 8 bye. Rib injuries largely come down to pain tolerance. Tate will wear a flak jacket to help protect his ribs.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (FA) may not be able to play Week 9 because of his hamstring injury. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Tate likely would not play if the team played Week 8 and his injury is biggest concern among the injuries on the team.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (FA) has been ruled out for Sunday's game as his hamstring issue continues to be a problem. Reggie Bush isn't 100% but he'll see work. Lex Hilliard will likely get work and newly acquired RB Steve Slaton could see time as well.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Pierre Thomas (FA) is expected to miss two to three weeks due to a shoulder injury, according to sources.

*** 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 Pierre Thomas (FA) On Sunday, Pierre Thomas said his ankle is still bothering him and he is frustrated with his slow progress in his rehab, reports James Varney, of The New Orleans Times Picayune. "That's what's frustrating to me. I don't know when it's going to heal," Thomas said. "I'm doing all I can, in that training room each and every day, getting treatment each and every day -- and this is hard for me just sitting back and watching. I want to go out there and play so bad."

*** Friday Update *** RB Juwan Thompson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Juwan Thompson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Juwan Thompson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Juwan Thompson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Juwan Thompson (FA) practiced fully on Tuesday.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) sat out practice on Wednesday, which has been the norm in recent weeks, but will practice with the team on Thursday, according to HC Norv Turner. "We're on a schedule that he's been on that gives him a chance to be the healthiest before the game," said Turner.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Leon Washington (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Leon Washington (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Leon Washington (FA) Dennis Waszak Jr., of The Associated Press, reports the Jets placed Leon Washington (out with a broken fibula) on the Injured Reserve List Monday, Oct. 26. Shonn Greene is expected to pick up much of the work Washington was seeing.

*** Friday Update *** RB Leon Washington (FA) worked with the first team at Thursday's practice and is expected to start Sunday at Cleveland. The Jets will probably give Washington plenty of work in single-back sets, then use Kevan Barlow as the short-yardage and change-of-pace guy when the offense adds a fullback.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kenny Watson (FA) is expected to see the bulk of the carries again this week with Rudi Johnson still not healthy. Johnson could be active, but Watson is expected to be the primary RB.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Brian Westbrook will be a game-time decision for the team's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

Matt Mosley, of ESPN.com, reports Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Westbrook likely will be a game-time decision for Week 8.

RB Brian Westbrook (FA) Jeff McLane, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Brian Westbrook (concussion) suffered a concussion during the team's Week 7 game.

ESPN.com reports Westbrook will go through further medical tests before his status for Week 8 is determined. "We'll just see. We'll see how he is. I'm not going to put him out there when he's at risk," head coach Andy Reid said. Reid added, however, that he thinks Westbrook is "going to be all right".

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Brian Westbrook (FA) believes he'll play in Week 8 vs. Atlanta. Westbrook would not provide a definitive answer, but he told ESPN Radio in Philadelphia on Monday that he believes he's "on track" to play Sunday. Westbrook broke two ribs early in the first quarter of Week 5.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) practiced for a second straight day on Thursday. The team will try to simulate game situations for Williams sometime next week. "We will have a couple of our young players - practice squad players - put pads on and we will have some live physical hits in the hole, blitz pickups, things of that nature," HC Jon Gruden said. "We won't physically take him to the ground, but we will try to simulate some of the things that do happen to a running back." The exercise is part of the plan to determine whether Williams is ready to return to real live action. Gruden said Thursday that getting Williams back on the field this season is the Bucs goal.

RB Cadillac Williams (FA) will return to practice on Wednesday for the first time in 13 months. "All indications are that the Cadillac is ready to come out of the garage and take some runs," HC Jon Gruden said Monday. "I think this guy has a chance to be ready to go quickly. Boy, he could give us a lift."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) has only six 3rd down touches through six games, and the chances of that figure increasing anytime soon seem remote. The Bucs rank 20th in the league with a 37% third-down conversion rate, and HC Jon Gruden says he has no plans to alter his attack. "When you're on third down you've got [primary targets] and things of that nature, so that's just the way it goes," Gruden said. "And right now Michael Pittman is a big part of our third-down attack.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) looks like he'll play at least some tomorrow. Said Williams after Friday's practice, "Right now it's still a day-by-day thing, but I feel pretty good. This is pretty much the best I've felt since the injury." We think he'll be able to start but if the game gets out of hand early (which it easily could against the hapless 49ers) don't be surprised to see Williams be relieved by Michael Pittman.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) practiced on Friday. He will be a game-time decision, but it looks like he is expected to play in week eight. Said coach Jon Gruden, "He's still questionable. We will sleep on it and see how we feel when we get to San Francisco, but we're optimistic with what we saw."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) practiced on Thursday and remains listed as questionable. He is still likely a game-time decision for week eight. For his part, Williams says he will play. Coach Jon Gruden was optimistic: "This is the first live action we've seen from him in some time, so we're going to just kind of keep him as questionable but let everybody know that we are optimistic. We are encouraged by what we see." Gruden said he looked to be moving well: "I thought he ran and showed some explosive change today. We're optimistic that he'll play in the game."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday but remains questionable for week eight. HC Jon Gruden said Williams was able to “do everything” at Wednesday's practice and was non-committal when asked about Williams chances to play Sunday. “He looked good today,” Gruden said.

RB Cadillac Williams (FA) is expected back in the starting lineup for week 8. Let's see how he practices this week but the time off reportedly helped him.

*** 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.

RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) will reportedly return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.

*** Saturday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) suffered a bruised quadriceps during the team's Week 8 game, but head coach Ron Rivera said he believes Williams will be able to play Week 9.

RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) appears to be in the doghouse after having just two carries for four yards in Week 7. Jonathan Stewart started the game, while FB Mike Tolbert played almost every snap when Stewart wasn't in. Through six games this season, Williams has just 173 yards rushing. When asked about Williams' lack of playing time after the game, head coach Ron Rivera said, "A lot of it had to do with personnel. We trade off based on personnel."

*** Saturday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) did not make the trip to St. Louis and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) did not practice on Thursday. He looks like a game time decision. Carolinagrowl.com reports "When asked if he thinks Williams will play, (Coach John) Fox said, “If I knew that I'd probably be doing something else, like at the racetrack.” “You always prefer to have everybody healthy, and we could have everybody healthy,” Fox added. “We'll make that evaluation; it usually goes to an hour and a half before kickoff.”

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) DeAngelo Williams has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for an illegal chop block during the team's Week 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) practiced some Friday as the Panthers prepared for their Sunday night game with the Dallas Cowboys. Williams, who has been sidelined by a sprained right ankle, is still listed as questionable for the game on the team's injury report.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) missed practice Thursday, a day after returning to the field following a sprained right ankle. Williams remains questionable for Week 8's game against Dallas. "We just follow what the medical people say," coach John Fox said. "We meet on that every day, and that's the direction we went today."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (FA) returned to practice today. HC John Fox said Williams, who has missed the past two games with a sprained ankle, looked good during the session. He is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report. “He’ll be day-to-day, and we’ll see how he feels towards the end of the week,” Fox said.

RB Keiland Williams (FA) The Redskins signed free-agent Keiland Williams (formerly of the Lions) Tuesday, Oct. 23, and released RB Ryan Grant in a corresponding move. Grant had only one carry for five yards. Williams could challenge RB Evan Royster as the team's third-down back.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ricky Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ricky Williams (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ricky Williams (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ryan Williams (FA) is disappointed he hasn't played yet this season, and he remains patient and hopeful he'll finally be active in Week 8 with Rashard Mendenhall (toe) doubtful to play. "I have no answers for anything," Williams said Friday, Oct. 25. "I don't know. I don't know what is going to happen this Sunday. We'll see what happens on Sunday. I just approach every day like I have been doing. Continue to work hard in practice and whenever they tell me I get to go as a definite I will go." Head coach Bruce Arians said Williams has been inactive because of his lack of playing special teams.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Walter Williams (FA) has been signed by the team. He went through training camp with the Packers, so he could easily be ready to see action in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Walter Williams (FA) has been signed by the team. He went through training camp with the Packers, so he could easily be ready to see action in week eight.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB David Wilson (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darrel Young (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darrel Young (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Selvin Young (FA) could see significant work Monday or even get the start as Travis Henry's ribs are not a minor issue.

*** Friday Update *** RB Amos Zereoue (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for week eight.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) lost his appeal to lift his suspension and he will miss Sunday's game as expected. Bernard Scott gets the start.

RB Cedric Benson (GB) could have played himself into the starting role permanently with his 52-yard performance in Week 7. "We'll see about that later in the week," head coach Marvin Lewis said Monday when asked if Benson will start at Houston. RB Chris Perry, however, feels as if the decision has already been made. "It seems like their mind's already set up," he said. "We're 0-7. They're just looking for whatever we can do to get better, whatever sparks the team."

RB Cedric Benson (GB) suffered a minor hyper-extension of his knee during the team's Week 7 game. He played through the injury and remained in the game. "I just planted wrong, a little hyper-extension," Benson said. "I don't know what play it was; sometime early in the second quarter. The ground was soggy out there. Just a bad plant."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) should see more time carrying the ball. "(Benson) needs to be in more," said offensive coordinator Ron Turner. "We have to get more carries (as a team) and we have to get him more involved. Thomas is a very good player and we're going to get Thomas his carries, but we believe Cedric is too, and we've got to get him in.

"Last week the way the game went our intentions were to get him in early and get him in the flow of the game. But when you're three-and-out, three-and-out or one-and-out with a turnover, it's really tough to get anything in sync.

"But we need to get Cedric going and get him in early and give him the ball. If it's a tight game or whatever kind of game it is he needs to be in there and he will be in there."

RB Ryan Grant (GB) HC Mike McCarthy was not pleased with Ryan Grant after he fumbled for the third time this season. "It needs to stop," McCarthy said Monday. "There is no doubt about that because he has had almost one a game. He's got to keep two hands on the ball in traffic."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) will not play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ty Montgomery (GB) says he loves his expanded role on offense and is having fun trying to beat defenses from multiple positions.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ty Montgomery (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

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

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

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ty Montgomery (GB) was downgraded from questionable to doubtful for Week 8 Saturday, Oct. 31.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ty Montgomery (GB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ty Montgomery (GB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ty Montgomery (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alfred Blue (HOU) is feeling better after battling a toe injury, and he is likely to lead a committee-based approach at running back with Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes in the wake of the season-ending injury to Arian Foster.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tyler Ervin (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tyler Ervin (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Lamar Miller (HOU) did a "decent job" in practice this week, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, but O'Brien said Miller's status for Week 8 against the Detroit Lions won't be determined until game day.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lamar Miller (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this week. Miller expects to play in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions but is unsure how long he will be able to go, according to ESPN's Sarah Barshop.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lamar Miller (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lamar Miller (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Lamar Miller (HOU) rushed 11 times for 61 yards in the Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos Monday, Oct. 24, and fellow running back Alfred Blue also had 11 totes for 63 yards. Apparently Miller was dealing with a shoulder injury which led to the unexpected timeshare. Miller is considered day-to-day with the injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jay Prosch (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jay Prosch (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jay Prosch (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

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

RB Derrick Ward (HOU) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Derrick Ward is expected to receive more touches behind RB Arian Foster, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain.

*** Friday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) did not practice on Friday and is not expected 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) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to 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.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

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

RB Frank Gore (IND) said Monday, Oct. 22, that he was able to do everything in practice, and thinks he'll be fine to play in Week 8.

RB Frank Gore (IND) was used in 86 percent of the offensive plays in Week 7, which is down from the 96 percent of plays in the first six weeks of the season, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) has been downgraded to questionable for Sunday's game vs, New Orleans. Still, HC Mike Nolan said he expects him to play. "I think he'll be ready," Nolan said. Gore also said he is confident he'll play with a right ankle sprain he sustained in the second quarter last week against the Giants. "I'll be good," he said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Frank Gore (IND) hurt his right ankle in the second quarter against the New York Giants but remained in the game after getting an additional tape job on the sideline. After the game, he was limping noticeably but pledged to play against New Orleans. "I'm looking forward to playing," he said. "I'll take it day by day. I'll see Wednesday or Thursday." Gore is "day to day" with a right ankle sprain, according to HC Mile Nolan.

Also, Gore let his frustrating show when he wondering aloud whether his teammates trust the play-calling of first-year offensive coordinator Jim Hostler. "Norv Turner, he's been doing it for a while," said Gore who had a career year under Turner a year ago. "Whenever he said something, we wanted to do it. Now I feel that a lot of people, when coach Hoss calls something, it gets in the back of their heads, 'Is he calling the right play?'" A day later, HC Mike Nolan tried to downplay the deeper meaning of Gore's concerns in the wake of a mistake-filled 33-15 road loss to the New York Giants. "If we were winning games, I don't believe that comment would necessarily be made," Nolan said. "I also know that Frank is frustrated by the production, or lack of, in the offense.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Frank Gore (IND) has reportedly changed agents, switching from recently suspended David Dunn to Drew Rosenhaus. Word is that Gore is angling for an extension with the 49ers (and that the team has expressed interest in doing so), and that Gore was uncomfortable with the uncertainty surrounding Dunn. Gore was a third-round pick in 2005, and is signed through 2007. He's earning $350,000 this year and will make $385,000 next year.

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

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

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

*** Saturday Update *** RB Christine Michael (IND) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Mewelde Moore (IND) When Willie Parker returns to the lineup, which could be as early as Week 8 against the Giants, he will do so as the starter. But Mewelde Moore could see more time on the field after two solid performances in which he has 219 rushing yards in two starts with three touchdowns. "It's based on deeds. This guy is delivering time and time again with his legs, with his hands," HC Mike Tomlin said. "He's just doing a nice job. He's a pro. He prepares himself. He's doing a nice job for us."

*** Friday Update *** RB Robert Turbin (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brock Bolen (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brock Bolen (JAX) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brock Bolen (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday. Ivory said he is feeling fine, and his tight hamstring is apparently a thing of the past.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Chris Ivory (JAX) is dealing with tightness in his quadriceps following a Week 7 loss to the New England Patriots.

RB Chris Ivory (JAX) was leaned upon heavily in the Week 7 overtime victory against the New England Patriots, posting a career-high 34 carries for 104 yards. Bilal Powell, who had been the primary ball carrier, managed just three touches. "Bilal only carried three times but Ivory had the hot hand and we fed him," head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday, Oct. 20. "We rode Ivory a little more than normal, but it was a good game." It's not like Bilal Powell had been playing poorly. The team just decided to give Ivory a larger role. Ivory stayed healthy through this game, but does have a long injury history. If he's the lead back for the Jets one has to wonder how long will it last. Pick him up on the waiver wire if he's out there but know that this train ride could be derailed by injury at any time.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (JAX) has been activated from Physically Unable to Perform list. In a corresponding move, the team released TE Tory Humphrey.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (JAX) Saints head coach head coach Sean Payton said Chris Ivory (foot, abdomen) would be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list if Mark Ingram (heel) is not able to play in Week 8.

RB Chris Ivory (JAX) The activation of Chris Ivory (foot, abdomen) from the PUP could be impacted by the status of Mark Ingram (heel) entering Week 8. If the Saints believe Ingram will be OK quickly, they probably won't rush things with Ivory. The Saints have two more weeks before they need to have Ivory return to practice. Ivory, by all accounts, has fully recovered from his injury problems. If Ingram is expected to miss an extended period of time, the team could speed up the timetable on Ivory's return.

RB Denard Robinson (JAX) rushed 22 times for 127 yards in the Week 7 game Sunday, Oct. 19. He was the team's first 100-yard rusher in almost a calendar year. Head coach Gus Bradley was somewhat vague when asked if Robinson would keep the featured back role. "Yeah, I think so. We'll look at the film. He did a good job and we hope to get Toby (Gerhart) back," Bradley said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB T.J. Yeldon (JAX) could be in line to replace Chris ivory as the backup to Leonard Fournette after running for 122 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in Week 7. "I think it makes you look at things and say where are we with the running backs, what’s the situation, where are we on special teams?" head coach Doug Marrone said earlier this week. "I’ve always tried to get T.J. up, but it’s a matter of that game-day roster number (because that) really limits you because you have to have X-amount of positions on (special) teams. That’s always been the struggle."

RB T.J. Yeldon (JAX) should start receiving goal-line carries moving forward, according to head coach Gus Bradley.

*** Friday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) practiced on Friday and is expected to start as normal in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) did not practice on Thursday, but he is expected to practice on Friday and start as normal in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) was rested on Wednesday and will start as normal in week eight.

*** 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.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

RB Spencer Ware (KC) The Seahawks placed Spencer Ware (ankle) on the season-ending Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 22.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Charcandrick West (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Monday Update *** RB Charcandrick West (KC) has a good chance to play in Week 8, according to head coach Andy Reid.

*** Friday Update *** RB Charcandrick West (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Charcandrick West (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Charcandrick West (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jay Ajayi (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

RB Jay Ajayi (MIA) practiced fully on Tuesday.

RB Jay Ajayi (MIA) rushed 28 times for 214 yards and a touchdown in the Week 7 game against the Buffalo Bills, becoming just the fourth player in NFL history to run for 200 or more yards in back-to-back games joining former Dolphins running back Ricky Williams and Hall of Famers Earl Campbell and O.J. Simpson.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) Steve Wyche, of NFL.com, reports Larry Johnson will not be released from the team anytime soon. Sources tell Wyche there is no market for Johnson.

Also, Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports the Chiefs have reached a settlement with Johnson regarding his suspension. Johnson will still be suspended two weeks, but he will only lose one game check.

*** Friday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) ESPN.com reports Larry Johnson will file his appeal of his two-week suspension Friday, Oct. 30, according to his agent, Peter Shaffer. The hearing on the suspension is expected to be held Tuesday, Nov. 3.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) Peter Schaffer, Johnson's agent, told the National Football Post they were "Working on grievance and settlement."

If the suspension is upheld, Johnson would lose more than $600,000 in lost wages.

Following the suspension, Schaffer said Wednesday night that he planned to file an appeal.

"We respect the Chiefs’ right to impose discipline on their team, but it's our belief that the discipline they’ve imposed on Larry isn’t allowed under the CBA," Schaffer said. "And, if it is, then it's greater than warranted by the actions. It’s our hope that we can resolve this with the team prior to the hearing. If not, then whatever the arbitrator says we will comply with it."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) Jeff Risdon, of RealGM.com, reports that a team source has told him that the Chiefs will release Larry Johnson.

ESPN.com reports Johnson is not expected to play in the team's next game, Nov. 8, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson issued an apology Tuesday, Oct. 27, and was told to stay away from the team while the NFL and the Chiefs complete their investigation into his use of a gay slur.

ESPN.com also reports the Chiefs could be checking to see whether Johnson violated contract provisions that would allow the Chiefs to cut him with reduced financial obligation after Johnson's use of a gay slur. Last spring, an arbitrator ruled that the Chiefs could release the running back and not owe him $3.5 million in guaranteed money because he had violated contract conditions by pleading guilty to disturbing the peace in another incident. The issue became moot when the team elected not to cut him.

RB Larry Johnson (MIA) It has not been a good few days for Larry Johnson.

First, Johnson criticized head coach Todd Haley via his Twitter account for not having playing experience and compared Haley to his father, who is a defensive line coach at Penn State. "My father played for the coach from 'Rememeber the Titans'. Our coach played golf. My father played for the Redskins briefly. Our coach. Nuthn," Johnson Tweeted.

Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports the agent for Johnson said late Sunday, Oct. 25, that his client was simply trying to promote his own father and not to discredit head coach Todd Haley in a Twitter rant. "I talked to Larry about it and he was focusing more on pumping up his father than anything else," agent Peter Schaffer said. "He wasn't trying to downgrade anyone. Yes, everyone is frustrated after a loss like this but I wouldn't put too much into it." Johnson had just 49 rushing yards on 16 carries in Week 7.

Also, Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star, reports Johnson used a gay slur Monday, Oct. 26, after saying he would not talk to reporters while at the team's locker room. Johnson, sitting down, told reporters that "I'm not talking till Thursday," - his usual day of speaking with the media. Then Johnson turned away and whispered, "Get your f----- ass out of here." Head coach Todd Haley was asked at his news conference about Johnson's comments and said the matter was being investigated by the team.

Bill Williamson reported on Tuesday that the Chiefs instructed Johnson to refrain from practicing with the team or participating in other team activities while the NFL investigates the comments that he recently made. A decision on Johnson's status will be made once the investigation is over.

There are some people speculating that the team could cut Johnson loose as early as this week. That's just talk at this point but clearly, it's an ugly situation for Johnson right now.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) will be deactivated for a second straight week for breaking team rules.

Johnson apologized for his actions on Wednesday. "I want to start off saying I apologize to the Hunt family, my family, first and foremost, the fans, teammates, coaches and players," said Johnson. "This is the first time in my life I actually had to stand up, I mean actually woke up and kind of be disgusted with myself and disgusted as far as the way my life and my career is heading right now."

RB Larry Johnson (MIA) is likely to miss the team's Week 8 game. The league is investigating an incident involving Johnson assaulting a woman in a nightclub. Regardless of the league's findings, HC Herman Edwards has hinted that Johnson might miss Week 8. "Decisions of all that will take place when it has to be made," Edwards said. "I don't have to make a decision on who's starting, not starting. That's kind of where that's at. Whatever I do, hopefully I think you know me by now, people know me by now, I'm going to do the right thing for the football team. That's where it stands with me."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Damien Williams (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jerick McKinnon (MIN) is out for this week's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerick McKinnon (MIN) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerick McKinnon (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Latavius Murray (MIN) is expected to handle the bulk of the carries going forward, in the opinion of beat writer Vic Tafur, with the rookie running backs DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard serving as a change of pace.

*** Friday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** 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 Brandon Bolden (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

RB Brandon Bolden (NE) partially participated in Tuesday'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.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Bolden (NE) is out for this weekend'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 Rex Burkhead (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (NE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) is likely to start in Week 8 with injuries to Sammy Morris and LaMont Jordan

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) practiced some on Friday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Mike Gillislee (NE) is expected to play in Week 8 even though he is listed as questionable. Gillislee may be the starting running back if LeSean McCoy - who is doubtful - is ruled out.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Gillislee (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Gillislee (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dion Lewis (NE) will begin practicing this week, and the team will have 21 days to activate him.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dion Lewis (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week. Lewis' (abdomen) status for the Week 8 game against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Oct. 29, remains up in the air, and head coach Bill Belichick said the team will find out Thursday if he can play. James White played 64% of the snaps in Week 7 to LeGarrette Blount's 12% as the Patriots went with a spread offense.

RB Dion Lewis (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) had only 11 carries for 55 yards against the Indianapolis Colts while 2nd-year RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 52 on 13 carries. Taylor didn't seem happy about his limited role. "I don't get paid to make those decisions," Taylor said. "I'm a pawn."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) will be a game time decision. Coach Jack Del Rio said he'll make a decision based on how Taylor is able to warm up. He sounded a little more optimistic today: "We anticipate in having him. I'm just trying to be as accurate as possible (about the injury). We're far more optimistic than we were two weeks ago." If Taylor can't go or is limited, Greg Jones would see action.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) did not practice on Friday and has been downgraded to questionable. While he will be a game-time decision, we are very worried about him being able to play in week eight. It's never a good thing for a player to be downgraded late in the week. Taylor in particular has a history here. The team will watch this closely Saturday but we're pessimistic as of Friday night.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ladell Betts (NO) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Heath Evans (NO) Jeff Duncan, of The Times-Picayune, reports the Saints placed Heath Evans on the Injured Reserve list Thursday, Oct. 29.

*** Friday Update *** RB Korey Hall (NO) will not play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** 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.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Mark Ingram (NO) Saints head coach Sean Payton wants to wait 24 to 48 hours after the team's Week 7 game to see how Mark Ingram feels after suffering a bruised heel Sunday, Oct. 23, against the Indianapolis Colts.

*** Friday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) is improving (he did a few drills on the field Wednesday rather than merely ride the stationary bike), but it looks like he’ll sit another week with his high ankle sprain. That will allow him an additional week to recover (Dallas is off week nine).

RB Julius Jones (NO) “doesn’t look good” to return in week eight according to HC Bill Parcells. Obviously, his status will depend on whether or not he practices this week, but right now it looks like Parcells is pessimistic about Jones’ return.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB John Kuhn (NO) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB John Kuhn (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Daniel Lasco (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Zach Line (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Zach Line (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Zach Line (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Deuce McAllister (NO) could be facing a suspension according to FOX 31 Sports in Denver. This is unofficial at this point but the station in Denver is reporting that McAllister tested positive for a banned substance that is sometimes used to mask steroids. No official word for now though.

*** Friday Update *** RB Deuce McAllister (NO) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Deuce McAllister (NO) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Deuce McAllister (NO) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeShawn Wynn (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeShawn Wynn (NO) practiced fully on Thursday. HC Mike McCarthy has not declared anyone as the team's featured RB this season. That ended today. McCarthy made clear today that DeShawn Wynn is the starter until further notice. "He's in the No. 1 slot right now," McCarthy said, "so he has an opportunity to take it and do something with it, so we'll see what he can do." Wynn returned to practice today after sitting out Tuesday because of neck spasms suffered while weight-lifting before Monday's practice. "We can all overreact to that," McCarthy said. "He's done a good job. I mean, he's been a professional, he's been on time, he's done all the things that have been asked from him as far as the weight room, you know, the training room and so forth."

RB DeShawn Wynn (NO) sat out practice Tuesday because of neck spasms. Wynn said he sustained the injury lifting weights Monday and it got worse during practice. When asked whether the injury is anything to be concerned about, he replied, "Nah."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Orleans Darkwa (NYG) scored the team's only offensive touchdown in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, and he likely earned more playing time at the expense of Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. "He certainly did look good out there," head coach Tom Coughlin said after the win. "His touchdown run when he cut back behind the slanting defensive line was really quite an outstanding play."

*** Friday Update *** RB Henry Hynoski (NYG) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Henry Hynoski (NYG) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Henry Hynoski (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) did travel with the team to Philadelphia so even though he's listed as doubtful, there's a chance he could play although it seems unlikely. We'll have official word for you on the Sunday Update page so make sure to check there Sunday.

*** 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. Jacobs says his hamstring "feels good" but won't commit to returning in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles because "hamstrings are tricky."

In unrelated news, Jacobs said Wednesday, Oct. 23, that some people take fantasy football way too seriously. The statement comes just one day after he received death threats via Twitter. "To the people that take it too serious, us as football players don't owe you nothing," Jacobs said. "It's up to (you) to manage your team the way you want to manage it. The only owners and general managers I owe anything to is Jerry Reese, the Mara and Tisch family. Everybody else, I don't concern myself with."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh discussed his vision for RB Brandon Jacobs going forward. "I think that's all decided on the field. Brandon came here, in training camp was doing very well and got injured. Then he is working his way back. That's a process that's going on, and simultaneously you have some guys who have played very well at that position. So I would say it's a process," Harbaugh said. Jacobs dressed for the first time in Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks, but he did not get into the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Jacobs said in a magazine interview that he is looking to play for a team that will give him plenty of carries once his contract with the Giants is up. "I just can't wait to get a true opportunity to get out there and show myself again," Jacobs said. Jacobs' deal ends after the 2012 season.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (NYG) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Shane Vereen (NYG) did not practice on Friday due to illness and is officially questionable to play this weekend.

RB Shane Vereen (NYG) Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had good things to say about Shane Vereen after he ran for a career-high 49 yards on eight carries against the New York Jets in Week 7. He also averaged an impressive 6.1 yards per carry. "Shane is a smart kid. I think he has a good understanding of the game: the running game, passing game, pass protection, space plays, where to be, how to get open and find space, that kind of thing," said Belichick. "He's an elusive guy, he has good balance, has good playing strength for his size, not the biggest guy but he has good playing strength." Belichick indicated that he would like to give Vereen more opportunities in the future.

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Forte (NYJ) Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said he'd like to see Matt Forte and Chester Taylor on the field together, the Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen reports.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cedric Houston (NYJ) practiced on Friday but is still not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cedric Houston (NYJ) is close to returning from his hyper-extended left knee, but the Jets will likely hold him out one more game, with the bye week following the Cleveland game.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Zac Stacy (NYJ) didn't have a touch in Week 7, but he could remain a factor in the backfield in Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Earlier in the week, head coach Jeff Fisher said Stacy could have 25 carries Sunday, Oct. 26. However, the team is likely to give Tre Mason every opportunity to develop the hot hand this weekend.

RB Zac Stacy (NYJ) did not have any touches in the Week 7 game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams used a combination of Tre Mason -who had 85 rushing yards and a touchdown - and Benny Cunningham - who led the team with 46 receiving yards and a score.

RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) lost the appeal on his one-game suspension and will miss Week 8 versus the Buffalo Bills.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) practiced fully on Wednesday. Lynch is second in the league in carries this year, and he's on pace to set a franchise record in that category. Head coach Pete Carroll doesn't want to put too much pressure on rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. "I'm trying to make sure we don't go too far too fast and overload him," Carroll said. "See if we can find a winning formula with that in mind. We're right on it." The Seahawks are averaging 25 passes per game this year. No other team is averaging fewer than 28.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Marshawn Lynch (OAK) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Oct. 24, that Marshawn Lynch (back) is doing a little better, and he'll get another day of rest Tuesday, Oct. 25. "He should be better, but we were surprised (that) it popped up and became such an issue, so we're going to have to be careful in how we project this right now, because he was OK going into game day," Carroll said. Carroll said it is a "long-existing issue" for Lynch.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lorenzo Neal (OAK) has signed a two-year extension with the team. LaDainian Tomlinson was quoted as saying, “Yes!” when told of the extension.

RB LeGarrette Blount (PHI) was on the field for just six snaps against the New York Jets in Week 7, finishing with minus-3 yards on three carries.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PHI) Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said he is confident LeGarrette Blount (knee) will return following the team's bye week. "I'm really confident about Blount. We've got two weeks off. He looked good running last week. He looked better (Wednesday)," Morris said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PHI) Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said he believes LeGarrette Blount (knee) will be ready to play in Week 9.

RB LeGarrette Blount (PHI) The Buccaneers are hoping that LeGarrette Blount (knee) will be able to return to the starting lineup following their Week 8 bye. If Blount can't go in Week 9, Kregg Lumpkin will get the start, unless the team signs someone from the practice squad. Fantasy owners need to know the name Chad Spann. He's a tough runner with a low center of gravity and strong leg drive. Spann is on the Bucs practice squad, but may get activated now that Earnest Graham is out for the year.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

RB LeGarrette Blount (PHI) Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson indicated the team plans to use the tandem of LeGarrette Blount and Cadillac Williams as their primary running back rotation, according to Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times. However, he was quick to note that Williams will not be limited to third-down duty. "When you see the game as you watch (Blount), we've always talked about it being a big man's game, and he's obviously a big person, and he showed it (Sunday)," Olson said. "He's got tremendous strength and power in his running game. So we were excited in what we saw ... We're excited about his first outing, and we think he'll get better as we go along, so there's no reason not to believe he will be a guy who will continue to carry the ball for us."

RB Reno Mahe (PHI) HC Andy Reid indicated RB/PR Reno Mahe was healthy enough to play last week, however he was inactive since CB/KR/PR Dexter Wynn was needed on defense.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Wendell Smallwood (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Wendell Smallwood (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Darren Sproles (PHI) returned to practice Tuesday, Oct. 21.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) and Pierre Thomas each saw 26 snaps on offense in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts, while Mark Ingram was in for 27 snaps.

RB LeVeon Bell (PIT) became the first running back in team history to start the year with seven straight games of 100 yards of total offense. Bell ran 12 times for 57 yards and caught eight passes for 88 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 7 win over the Houston Texans Monday, Oct. 20.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Duce Staley (PIT) is expected to be inactive again in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Melvin Gordon (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Melvin Gordon (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

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

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

RB Chris Gronkowski (SD) has been placed on the Injured Reserve list and will miss the remainder of the season.

*** Friday Update *** RB Dexter McCluster (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dexter McCluster (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dexter McCluster (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Henry (SEA) The Seahawks released Chris Henry from the active roster and then re-signed him to their practice squad, reports Tacoma News Tribune's Eric Williams.

RB Chris Henry (SEA) ran well in his first NFL game against Houston, 11 times for 57 yards, but he will not replace RB Chris Brown as the primary backup, according to HC Jeff Fisher. Brown missed the game with a sprained left ankle.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Eddie Lacy (SEA) said his weight isn't an issue despite unflattering photos of him at practice. He's listed at 234 pounds by the team, which is three pounds heavier than he was at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2013, and head coach Mike McCarthy said this week that Lacy is "bigger than he was as a rookie" but doesn't think his weight is a problem, either. Lacy says that his recently injured ankle didn't affect his ability to stay in shape. He noticed his running posture has changed this year while watching bye week film, so Lacy has been focusing on getting his pads lower during practice this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Eddie Lacy (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday and isn't listed on the team's official injury report. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday he doesn't think Lacy's ankle injury is affecting him anymore.

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

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

RB C.J. Prosise (SEA) aggravated his ankle injury during the team's Week 7 game and is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

*** Friday Update *** RB Thomas Rawls (SEA) is out for this week's game.

RB Thomas Rawls (SEA) is expected to be ready to return in two weeks, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

*** Friday Update *** RB Thomas Rawls (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Thomas Rawls (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Thomas Rawls (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

RB Marcel Reece (SEA) Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said he expects Marcel Reece (ankle) to return in Week 9 when the team faces the Denver Broncos.

*** Friday Update *** RB Carlos Hyde (SF) is out for this week's game. Hyde has a stress fracture in his mid-foot area of his left foot. There's talk that he could be held out through the Week 10 bye and he'll likely need surgery after the season.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Carlos Hyde (SF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Carlos Hyde (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Carlos Hyde (SF) is expected to play in the Week 8 game against the St. Louis Rams, according to head coach Jim Tomsula.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kyle Juszczyk (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kyle Juszczyk (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Juszczyk wore a non-contact jersey Wednesday, Oct. 25, but he said he "absolutely" will return from a back injury that has kept him sidelined for the past two games.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marcus Lattimore (SF) will be cleared to practice from the Non-Football Injury list following the team's Week 8 bye. The team plans to activate him to their 53-man roster for the first time in his career. Lattimore has been working his way back from a gruesome right knee injury while in college in October of 2012. He is now weighing 220 pounds after reporting to training camp at 225 pounds, and he thinks he has added quickness.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Lance Dunbar (STL) Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Lance Dunbar (hamstring) should be able to practice this week and play Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tre Mason (STL) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tre Mason (STL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tre Mason (STL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

RB Jerious Norwood (STL) was dealing with an illness Monday, Oct. 24, but he is expected back on the practice field Wednesday, Oct. 26.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jameel Cook (TB) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jameel Cook (TB) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Earnest Graham (TB) The Buccaneers placed Earnest Graham (Achilles) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 25.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Earnest Graham (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) The Buccaneers are optimistic that they'll have Doug Martin back at some point this season since they play one game in the next 18 days after their Week 8 contest Thursday, Oct. 24. Martin will strengthen his shoulder and wear a harness over the next 18 days, and the target date for his return is Nov. 11. If he experiences a setback, he'll be shut down for the season.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) is out for this weekend's game. Martin said Tuesday, Oct. 22, that his shoulder injury isn't necessarily of the season-ending variety. "No," Martin said. "Right now, I'm doing treatment on it with the trainers and taking it day by day and seeing how it feels. It's definitely gotten better. And my range of motion has increased day to day."

RB Doug Martin (TB) did not practice on Tuesday .

RB Doug Martin (TB) is believed to have a torn labrum in his shoulder, which could end his season. The Buccaneers are holding out hope that he'll be back before the end of the year.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Charles Sims (TB) took part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, but will not be added to the roster until he is activated from the Active/Reserve/Injured list.

*** 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) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Casey Cramer (TEN) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Casey Cramer (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Casey Cramer (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) was arrested Friday, Oct. 24, and charged with a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk.

*** Friday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Shonn Greene will continue to be heavily involved in the offense moving forward, reports Conor Orr, of The Star-Ledger.

RB Shonn Greene (TEN) looks like he'll pick up a lot of the slack left by Leon Washington's season ending leg injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmard Hall (TEN) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmard Hall (TEN) will not play this weekend.

*** Monday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) is dealing with a bruised shoulder, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. A timetable for his return was not disclosed.

*** Saturday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) is considered day-to-day after the MRI on his injured toe did not show any structural damage.

RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) worked out with Jason Witten before the team's official offseason program, and he credits the veteran tight end with his increased stamina and durability. "It helped a lot, obviously with the stamina aspect just building a good armor for your body so you can take some hits and take the pounding of a long season," Murray said Friday, Oct. 24. "He's done it for a long time and he's someone who has had a lot of success in this league and he knows what to do to take care of your body in season and out of season, so it helped extremely a lot and I have to thank him and we're still working together."

RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) is the first played in NFL history with over 100 rushing yards in each of his first seven games to begin a season, surpassing Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. The team is optimistic that he will play after he went through a third straight day of limited practice Friday, Oct. 25. Murray missed Week 7 with a sprained knee. "He's got a real shot," executive vice president Stephen Jones said of Murray. "Wouldn't say for sure. I think it's still questionable but we'll kind of see how he feels after today's practice and we'll see how it feels on Sunday and we'll make a decision .... We want to do right for DeMarco for the season not just one game." Joseph Randle would start again if Murray isn't able to suit up. Lance Dunbar (hamstring) will also be back in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. The feeling is that Murray (knee) will try to play in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, according to beat writer Bryan Broaddus.

*** Saturday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) The Cowboys hope DeMarco Murray (foot) is able to return for Week 9; however, there is no assurance since Murray still has not been cleared to run yet.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) said his sprained foot is getting better. Murray was seen Thursday, Oct. 25, without a walking boot or scooter. "It's getting better, it's better, it's better," Murray said.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said DeMarco Murray is still using crutches to keep weight off his injured foot.

RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) was seen carrying crutches without a limp Monday, Oct. 22, but he's still unlikely to return in Week 8 against the New York Giants. Felix Jones is expected to start despite being nicked up in Week 7. Jones will likely split the load with Phillip Tanner.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) is unlikely to receive 25 carries again, as he did during the team's Week 7 game. Murray's 25 carries were the most by a Cowboys player since Marion Barber III rushed 25 times in October 2008. Starting RB Felix Jones has never carried the ball more than 22 times in one game for the Cowboys. "Certainly the trend in the NFL over the last 15 or 20 years is to use multiple backs," head coach Jason Garrett said. "The days of Emmitt Smith carrying it 30 times a game for 16 straight weeks, I don't know if those exist anymore."

*** Friday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) The Titans placed Javon Ringer on the Injured Reserve list Friday, Oct. 26. He's dealing with a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rob Kelley (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rob Kelley (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rob Kelley (WAS) is in line to start the Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals in London if RB Matt Jones (knee) is unable to play. "If Matt has an issue where he can't go, it would be Robert in the lead role, more likely," head coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday, Oct. 26.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Thompson (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Thompson (WAS) has 213 yards rushing and 366 yards receiving, making him the only player in the NFL who leads his team in both categories this season.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Thompson (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Thompson (WAS) is not expected to start in Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals in London, even if Matt Jones (knee) cannot start. "Chris (Thompson) has such an important role as far as third downs and his specialty role that we need him in that role, and he's not a very big guy. We don't want to give him the ball 35 times between the tackles, you know? We'd like to have a more physical guy do it."

Wide Receiver

WR Jaron Brown (ARI) has been placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 24, with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jaron Brown (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jaron Brown (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jaron Brown (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR John Brown (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this week. Brown said he expects to play in the team's Week 8 game Sunday, Oct. 30, against the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Bruce Arians also believes Brown will suit up as well.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** WR John Brown (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice but his status for this week is "wait and see.". Coach Bruce Arians was asked if the bye week after this week's game was a factor. “Not a damn bit,” Arians said. “There’s no bye week until next week. This is this week.”

*** Thursday Update *** WR John Brown (ARI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR John Brown (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR John Brown (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) was not thrown to when he went deep in Week 7 because the Minnesota Vikings kept a safety behind Fitzgerald the entire game. John Skelton said he believes future opponents will use that scheme to try to stop Fitzgerald. "I think a lot of teams are going to start looking at it that way and play coverage over the top," Skelton said. "We've got to find other ways to get the ball down the field."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) said he has been frustrated with his low stats at times this season but needs to be on an even keel since he is a team captain, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com. "I have a burning desire to be great, not only as a player but as a team. Sometimes my emotions flow over but as a captain, I have to keep an even keel. I don't want to give bad body language so my teammates don't think I'm on the same page as them," Fitzgerald said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) did not practice Thursday. He's in a similar situation to Donte' Stallworth as the team has a bye next week. If he was held out this week, he'd effectively have two weeks to heal.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brittan Golden (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brittan Golden (ARI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brittan Golden (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Brittan Golden (ARI) listed as questionable for the Week 8 game against the Atlanta Falcons, but head coach Bruce Arians said he expects Golden to be available Sunday, Oct. 27.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brittan Golden (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brittan Golden (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brittan Golden (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Robert Ferguson (ATL) The Packers announced on Monday that they have placed WR Robert Ferguson on season-ending injured reserve.

WR Robert Ferguson (ATL) will miss two to four weeks with his injured knee and ankle.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Taylor Gabriel (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin Hardy (ATL) has been inactive in all seven games so far, but he could see his first action in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) day-to-day. Matt Ryan fully expects Hardy to make an impact on offense at some point this year.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) said he should be blamed for the team's offensive struggles, because he needs to make plays when given the chance. "It starts with me," Jones said. "I got to go out there and make plays when they are presented to me. I got to go out there and catch the ball, be more of a deep threat. ... We are out there misreading or dropping balls. We have to fix that. It's nothing that the defense is doing, we have to fix that here."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** 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) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Sanu (ATL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nick Williams (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nick Williams (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nick Williams (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) pulled the thigh muscle in his left leg and missed the opening game this season. Still a bit gimpy, he caught just eight passes for 94 yards over the following five games before he injured his right hamstring Oct. 14 at Baltimore, forcing him to the sideline again last Sunday. "It was very frustrating," said Bennett. "But it's all good now. They're both gone. It's nice to be back on a good pair of legs. I don't even think about it when I'm running around now. I feel like I have my burst back."

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) will not play this week.

WR Drew Bennett (BAL) will not play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Campanaro (BAL) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Campanaro (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this week.

WR Mike Campanaro (BAL) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 23.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

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

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

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from a season ending knee injury. Maclin said he is frustrated about missing the year, and head coach Chip Kelly's offense. "Just knowing the type of success I could have had in this offense and the extra quality I could have brought to this team - that's the most frustrating part," Maclin said. "I'm one of the guys that can move around and be put in different spots. The fact that I played inside in college and have the quickness to play there and I've got the size and speed to play outside."

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Matthews (BAL) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Breshad Perriman (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play this week.

WR Breshad Perriman (BAL) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** 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.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (BAL) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

WR Mike Wallace (BAL) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (BAL) left the team's Week 7 game early and is going through the concussion protocol.

WR Mike Wallace (BAL) has five drops in six games, which is very uncharacteristic for him. "I should have caught [them]. Bottom line, I didn't. I'll make up for it next week. We got the win, so I feel good about it." Wallace was still targeted 15 times in the team's Week 7 win.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Ramses Barden (BUF) The Giants are not expected to activate Ramses Barden (ankle) off the Physically Unable to Perform list before their Week 8 game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Holmes (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Holmes (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Holmes (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) If WR Greg Jennings is unable to play on Sunday, Martin will be elevated to No. 2 receiver for the Packers. HC Mike McCarthy said they will have Jennings go through a pre-game workout on Sunday, and his availability will be a game-time decision.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) will start if Greg Jennings is not able to go.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordan Matthews (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordan Matthews (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordan Matthews (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Jordan Matthews (BUF) has been dealing with a hand injury for a month now, according to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. Matthews has been plagued by drops this year, and a hand injury would help explain that problem.

*** Friday Update *** WR Rod Streater (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rod Streater (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rod Streater (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Clowney (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Clowney (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Clowney (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Funchess (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Funchess (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Curtis Samuel (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Curtis Samuel (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Russell Shepard (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Russell Shepard (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Russell Shepard (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dontrelle Inman (CHI) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused). Inman will participate in practice Friday, Oct. 27, and has a chance to play in Week 8 even though he joined the team earlier this week, according to head coach John Fox.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dontrelle Inman (CHI) The Chicago Bears acquired Dontrelle Inman in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick Wednesday, Oct. 25.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Cameron Meredith (CHI) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cameron Meredith (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cameron Meredith (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Saturday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said he'd like to see RBs Matt Forte and Chester Taylor on the field together, the Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen reports.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) has been ruled out for the team's Week 8 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin White (CHI) is a little more than two months removed from surgery to fix a stress fracture in his left leg. He remains confident that he can become a force in the Bears offense and is holding out hope for a return this year, but it's more likely that he'll make his debut with the team in 2016. He is progressing in his rehab and is doing some running on an anti-gravity treadmill.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Williams (CHI) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) was late to practice Thursday, Oct. 28, because of a family emergency, reports Charean Williams, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Head coach Wade Phillips said Williams informed the team he would be late.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) David Moore, of DallasNews.com, reports Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he believes Roy Williams will be able to play better because the way Williams performs during practice. "Roy works his butt off at practice. He comes out and he performs out there daily and I don't see any reason why he's not going to have a very successful rest of the season," Romo said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) makes his Texas Stadium debut Sunday with his new team. But for those hoping to see a lot of Williams or a breakout performance, it still might take some time. Williams is trying to learn the playbook. "It's going to take me 2-3 weeks to know the whole playbook and I don't even know if this is the whole playbook or not," Williams said. "Hopefully by the bye week, I will be comfortable."

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) missed practice again and looks like he won't play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for week eight. HC Steve Mariucci says Williams will need to go full speed in Friday’s practice in order to play against the Bears.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) practiced on Wednesday and says he will try and play in week eight. Officially, he is questionable.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tyler Boyd (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tyler Boyd (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cody Core (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cody Core (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Davis (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Davis (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Davis (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR A.J. Green (CIN) is not expected to play in Week 8, because he has ligament damage under his toe.

*** Friday Update *** WR A.J. Green (CIN) did not practice on Friday and is officially questionable to play this weekend. It's the third straight day Green has missed practice, making it unlikely that he'll be able to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR A.J. Green (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR A.J. Green (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Green won't play in Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens unless he's "significantly healed," but left the door open for Green to play. "It's hard for me to put a guy out there Sunday that I don't think can last a full game," Lewis said. "If we have A.J. for part of the game doing certain things, that would be great. I think we could operate offensively ... I guess we'll cross that bridge when the time comes."

WR A.J. Green (CIN) has made significant progress in his rehab from his toe injury, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Green, however, said his return from a toe injury is "still up in the air" heading into Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens. However, Green said he's making nice progress, and his toe feels much better. Green hasn't played since Week 5 against the New England Patriots. "It's probably not going to be 100 percent," Green said. "I hope it's just manageable and I can get through the season and be fine and still play at a high level."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (CIN) struggled with drops in his season debut last week but played 48 of 68 offensive snaps in the win over the New York Jets. Tom Brady continues to have confidence in LaFell, and the receiver should remain a big part of the offense in Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Oct. 29.

WR Brandon LaFell (CIN) made his season debut against the New York Jets in Week 7, finishing with two catches for 24 yards and six drops on eight targets. He was benched in the second half. "Performance? If I had to give myself a grade, it would be an 'F.' I let the ball get out of my hands too many times," LaFell said. "Tom threw some good balls, I should have caught them. But overall we got the win. I just have to get back to it. We have a short week. Dust the cobwebs off and come back out here and play."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (CIN) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

WR Brandon LaFell (CIN) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR John Ross (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR John Ross (CIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

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

*** 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.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said WR Kenny Britt will not face any more disciplinary action from the team for his alleged involvement in an altercation at a bar last week, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) said he did not throw any punches in a fight at a bar last week even though he was arrested after the incident, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tenneseean. Britt said there was a fight at the bar he was at but he was not involved in the altercation.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (CLE) practiced on Wednesday, according to John Glennon of the Tennessean.com, but head coach Jeff Fisher said today he still hasn't ruled out the possibility of further discipline. Britt was involved in a bar fight early Friday morning and was held out of the first quarter of last Sunday's win over Philadelphia. "I'm still trying to get some more information,” Fisher said. “Nothing's changed." Fisher said he hoped to have the matter resolved this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammie Coates (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammie Coates (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Corey Coleman (CLE) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Corey Coleman (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Coleman is still not catching passes and is limited to running routes.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Corey Coleman (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Coleman was able to run routes during practice Wednesday, Oct. 26, but did not catch any passes.

WR Corey Coleman (CLE) hopefully will be cleared to participate in practice this week, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Gordon (CLE) Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he believes Josh Gordon's play is being affected by the trade rumors involving him. "I would hope not, but I'm realistic to know that it does," Turner said. "He's a young guy. He's not very experienced. He wasn't the go-to guy as a young player, so this is all a new thing for him. I think when you add those things to it, it can affect him. Obviously, we're doing our best to focus and let him understand that he's our guy, and we want him to be as good as he can get."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Gordon (CLE) said Wednesday, Oct. 23, that it is his understanding that another violation of the league's substance abuse policy would result in a season-long suspension, which might be part of the reason the team is open to dealing him. Gordon said he is glad head coach Rob Chudzinski has supported him, and he wants to make a difference for the team. "I'm here in Cleveland, and I want to make a difference here in Cleveland. This is where I am right now. Whatever happens tomorrow, I'll have to deal with that then. But my head and my space is right here, and that's what I'm focusing on," Gordon said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Gordon (CLE) hauled in a 33-yard touchdown reception in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts, his third straight game with a touchdown reception of 30 or more yards. He is the first NFL rookie since Randy Moss to accomplish the feat. Moss did it in four straight games in 1998.

*** Monday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) posted seven receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers on a game-high 10 targets in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers. He tied "Bullet" Bob Hayes for most touchdowns by a receiver in franchise history.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) believes he hasn't lost a step as far as his conditioning goes and believes the tibial plateau fracture in his right leg that sidelined him for the last three games is "nothing compared to the foot" injury that dogged him for most of the 2015 season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) According to reports, Bryant was "doing everything" during the part of practice open to the media Monday, Oct. 24.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team will monitor Dez Bryant (foot) if he is able to play in Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks. Even if Bryant is ready for a full workload, the Cowboys intend to limit his number of repetitions. "Any time a player hasn't played in a little while you want to ease him back into the action to a certain extent," Garrett said. "You can't ease him into the action on a play, you have to go full speed on every play, but you monitor how he's handling the work. With him or any guy, you're always just mindful of that."

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week. Bryant should play Sunday, Nov. 1, barring a setback, according to a source. The team is optimistic he'll make his return against the Seattle Seahawks this weekend.

Bryant said he would play if it were up to him. The final decision will be up to the medical staff and the coaches. The team wants to see how his foot responds to practice Friday, Oct. 30. Bryant was able to cut it loose in practice this week but wanted to do more. The Cowboys and Nike came up with a reinforced sole for the bottom of his right cleat when he returns to action, and Bryant also went up a shoe size to accommodate the special orthotic.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Bryant (foot) said he had a great day of practice Thursday, Oct. 29.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. It was Bryant's first practice in more than six weeks. Bryant is on target to play in the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks, vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday, Oct. 28, although he stopped short of declaring the receiver ready. "He looked good in practice and should do even more tomorrow," Jones said. "It's premature to say he'll play Sunday, but he's on target to play this weekend if he continues." It will be a very good sign if he is able to practice some on Thursday as well. That will mean his foot responded well to Wednesday's work.

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) remains day-to-day and will continue to be evaluated as the week progresses.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) practiced fully on Friday.

*** 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) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** 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) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brice Butler (DAL) Dak Prescott has a 154.4 passer rating when targeting Brice Butler - the highest rating in the league among receivers with at least 10 targets per Pro Football Focus.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brice Butler (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brice Butler (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brice Butler (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Carlton Mitchell (DAL) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Carlton Mitchell will be active for Week 8 and will need to be ready to play on offense as well as special teams.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cody Latimer (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Isaiah McKenzie (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** WR Isaiah McKenzie (DEN) is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Vance Joseph.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordan Norwood (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Monday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) has been upgraded to day-to-day after being considered week-to-week. Sanders was sidelined for Week 7 with a sprained ankle.

*** Friday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Sanders (shoulder) was reportedly moving around well during practice.

WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) will be full go Wednesday, Oct. 28, after practicing half of the scheduled time Monday, Oct. 26, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rod Smith (DEN) practiced for the first time this season on Wednesday and could be added to the roster if he shows enough in the coming days. By league rules, players on PUP have a three-week window in which teams can decide their status: The clock started today for Smith, who did not practice in the days leading to the Broncos' Sunday night game against the Steelers. The Broncos could elevate Smith to the active roster any time in the next two weeks. But if they do not add him to the 53-man roster at the end of next week, they will have to place him on injured reserve, formally ending his season.

*** 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 Matthew Willis (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

WR Jared Abbrederis (DET) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a thigh contusion Monday, Oct. 24.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (DET) Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said Jonathan Baldwin could occupy the slot position in the offense for the time being. Baldwin played some slot in his debut in Week 7. "Steve Breaston and Dwayne Bowe are playing at a very high level right now," Haley said. "They're making good progress every week and I surely don't want to disrupt them a whole bunch and start moving them around."

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

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Golladay (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.J. Jones (DET) likely will be activated from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list in the next few weeks, according to general manager Martin Mayhew.

*** Friday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lance Moore (DET) managed just 26 snaps in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts. That was much fewer than Marques Colston (42), Robert Meachem (39) and Devery Henderson (38).

*** Friday Update *** WR Marcus Robinson (DET) returned to Winter Park after seeking a second medical opinion on his bruised lower back. He didn't rule out the possibility of playing in Monday night's game. Robinson didn't practice Friday, and his status remained questionable on the injury report. "We're just going day by day and see what happens," said Robinson, who had difficulty putting on his socks in the locker room after doing some exercises in the morning. "I'm a little stiff," he said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marcus Robinson (DET) According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings have privately ruled Marcus Robinson out of Monday night's game against New England. But for now, they are listing him as questionable. In reality, Robinson missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. Instead, Robinson will seek a second opinion on his back injury that will not require surgery but could sideline him for several weeks. Robinson twice has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, once in 2000 and again in 2001.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marcus Robinson (DET) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for the Week 8 against the New England Patriots as he continues to recover from a lower back injury.

WR Marcus Robinson (DET) has a lower back injury and will seek a second medical opinion. The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Robinson will likely miss this week's game against New England. But it's still early so stay tuned.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Chaz Schilens was deactivated for the Week 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a groin injury. "Chaz had a groin (injury)," Jackson said. "I know somebody told me he said, 'I'm fine.' I guess you say he's not fine, he hasn't been doing too much. He has a groin, and, again, I'm going to take care of those guys and do everything I can to make sure it's not something that lingers."

*** Friday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) practiced on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Chaz Schilens (DET) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Chaz Schilens' foot remains pretty sore and his status for Week 8 is uncertain.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Tate said he's rehabbing his shoulder hard, but he doesn't know if he'll be ready for Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Travis Taylor (DET) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Travis Taylor (DET) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Thomas (DET) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Thomas (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Troy Walters (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Troy Walters (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Titus Young (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Titus Young (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Anderson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Anthony Armstrong (FA) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan expects to use wither Anthony Armstrong or Niles Paul as a replacement for Santana Moss, who is expected to miss five to seven weeks with a broken hand.

*** Friday Update *** WR Miles Austin (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Head coach Jason Garrett mentioned possibly resting Austin so that he could be healthy for the second half of the season.

Also, the Cowboys may consider releasing Austin after June 1 because they would save $5 million in salary cap space. Austin has been dealing with hamstring injuries since he joined the team in 2006. This is just about a sure thing to happen. Terrance Williams dynasty owners should be thrilled.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Miles Austin (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Miles Austin (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Miles Austin (FA) Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett indicated the team could hold Miles Austin out until he is fully recovered from his hamstring injury. "He really had a good start to the season, had some good explosiveness and quickness to him and was productive for us. Then he tweaked his hamstring a couple of weeks ago and hasn't been the same. We've got to make sure we get him healthy and hopefully we can do that and have some other guys play for him until he's ready to really roll," Garrett said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

WR Donnie Avery (FA) Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Donnie Avery is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Gary Banks (FA) The Chargers are expected to sign practice squad WR Gary Banks to their active roster before their Week 8 game, report Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (FA) will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on his right thumb.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (FA) will not play this week.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Davone Bess (FA) knows he has to eliminate dropped passes, and does not blame the team's quarterback situation for his pass catching issues. "That's the scapegoat, so to speak," said Bess. "That's the easy way to see that's why I'm dropping balls. But that's not the case at all. [It's] just a lack of concentration on my behalf. I know I'm better than that, and I'm going to fix it."

WR Shaun Bodiford (FA) The Packers announced on Monday that they have been awarded Bodiford off waivers from the Detroit Lions. He handled both punt and kickoff returns during the preseason.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week. Boldin is considered a game-time decision for the Week 8 game against the St. Louis Rams because of a hamstring injury he suffered during practice this week. It's worth noting though that when asked about playing, Boldin replied "There's no doubt in my mind (I'm playing)." according to 49ers Team Reporter Joe Fann. Fann also posted on his Twitter feed: "Boldin said the injury is less of a hamstring deal and more about the alignment of his body. Totally downplayed the whole thing."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. However, barring a setback, he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Anquan Boldin (FA) Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Anquan Boldin came out late in the team's Week 7 game because his ankle sprain stiffened. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Boldin didn't suffer a setback and is expected to practice more this week than last.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. HC Ken Whisenhunt said Boldin’s status will likely be determined Saturday afternoon. His presence should help his teammates. “He’s a leader,” running back Tim Hightower said. “He makes plays, but as far as being a presence in the huddle, the receiving corps looks up to him and the team as a whole responds to him. “He is a tough guy, he is a competitor and he wants to win. If you have a guy who plays with a lot of emotion and a lot of heart, whether he makes one catch or 10 catches, he will rub off on someone else. And at some point in the game, he’s going to make a play that will help us win.” There are reports that Boldin expects to play in half of the team’s snaps this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He likely will be listed as questionable, but (barring a setback) it appears as if he will play.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) had the wires removed from his jaw yesterday, as expected, and Boldin partially participated Wednesday in his second consecutive practice.

WR Anquan Boldin (FA) revealed the extent of the damage from his injury three weeks ago and said he hopes to play this Sunday. Boldin had surgery to repair a sinus fracture, wires inserted into his lower jaw to correct his bite, and was diagnosed with a concussion. Boldin recently passed a concussion test and has been lifting weights and running routes in preparing to return from his injuries.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) is listed as probable and is expected to start Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (FA) was added to the injury report Friday after sitting out practice with some sort of back injury. No more information is known yet except that the team listed him as probable.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) partially participated in practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week eight due to his injured ankle.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (FA) had been called a game time decision but Jason LaCanfora is reporting Saturday that Bowe will play Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Head coach Andy Reid said Bowe will be a game-time decision Sunday. "It's day to day," Reid said. "We'll just see how he does. He's feeling a little bit better today than he did yesterday." Bowe injured his groin toward the end of practice Thursday, Oct. 24.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (FA) The Chiefs likely will not trade Dwayne Bowe before the trade deadline even though he likely will leave as a free agent this offseason.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Bradley (FA) practiced on Friday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Bradley (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mark Bradley (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mark Bradley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday, but he is expected to play in week eight.

*** Friday Update *** WR Corey Brown (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Corey Brown (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Brown (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Brown (FA) is not completely healed from his broken ankle and may miss at least another four weeks. He'll likely resume practicing after Week 8, and he will not be required to wait two weeks from his first practice until being put on the 53-man active roster.

*** Friday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) did not practice on Friday and will not play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) has been downgraded to doubtful and almost certainly will not play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) did not practice with the team on Wednesday and remains questionable for week eight due to his injured toe.

*** 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.

WR Nate Burleson (FA) Lions head coach Jim Schwartz confirmed Nate Burleson suffered a broken leg in the second half of the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 22, and he is done for the season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Stephen Burton (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stephen Burton (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stephen Burton (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stephen Burton (FA) was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster when WR Bernard Berrian was let go. It was a bit surprising since Burton looked very raw in training camp. During one practice, he surprised his teammates by batting down a Hail Mary pass like he was a defensive back. "It's funny you bring that play up," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "That's a sore spot with him, so be careful if you bring that up to him. His teammates tease him, and he doesn't like to be teased about that play."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Caldwell (FA) will not play in Week 8.

WR Andre Caldwell (FA) will miss a few games because of a stress fracture in his foot.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reche Caldwell (FA) was downgraded to questionable on the injury report as he missed practice with an illness. They'll see how he feels Saturday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Chambers (FA) Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said Chris Chambers remains a big plan of the team's offense moving forward despite being inactive the last two weeks, according to CBSSports.com. "His arrow is still pointing. Unfortunately he had a little setback but he'll be back and I believe contributing in a big way," Haley said.

WR Chris Chambers (FA) Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports Chris Chambers is in danger of losing more of his playing time, according to head coach Norv Turner. Chambers finished without a reception Week 7, just the third time in his career that he didn't catch a pass. Chambers dropped an apparent touchdown catch and let another pass sail through his hands during the game. Chambers has been targeted 30 times this season, but he has only eight receptions to show for it.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Chambers (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is at best questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Chambers (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Chambers isn't confident he'll be able to play after what he admitted was a high ankle sprain. He and the team will consider sitting out one more week and using the bye to get completely healthy.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Chambers (FA) has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and was limited in Wednesday's practice. "He did some things well," said HC Norv Turner. "I'm not sure where he's at. The biggest thing about after a guy goes out and practices is how the injury reacts to it and how he feels tomorrow."

WR Chris Chambers (FA) didn't catch a pass until the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Green Bay. He finished with just two catches for 29 yards, and it's apparent his frustration is growing. "Going into the game we knew exactly what they were going to play as far as man-to-man coverage," Chambers said. "I was promised I'll have several shots down the field and felt like I was open a few times."

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Chatman (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Antonio Chatman (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Antonio Chatman (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Chatman (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is still questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Antonio Chatman (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Antonio Chatman (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Chatman (FA) For the second straight Friday the Bengals put a WR on season-ending injured reserve when Antonio Chatman was lost for the year. The Bengals have activated Chris Henry to take his place on the 53-man roster.

WR Antonio Chatman (FA) will start in place of the injured Robert Ferguson.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Keary Colbert (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Keary Colbert (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for week eight due to his injured ankle.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Coles officially has a "head" injury, his third in under two years. HC Eric Mangini didn't confirm or deny that Coles had suffered a concussion, saying, "We don't take any chances with any of those things. They have to be medically cleared." Coles is scheduled to see a neurologist Friday and if he's given a clean bill of health, which is expected, he'll be cleared to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Most seem to feel he'll able to start.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** 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) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** 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.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. "I can't wait to see that happen. He was having a great year for us before the injury. He was having a terrific year for us, so hopefully we can get him back on track. I know [Mark] Sanchez and he really seemed to be on fire there together, so hopefully they don't miss a beat when he comes back," New York head coach Rex Ryan said on the team's site about possibly getting Cotchery back.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.He returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis and was pleased with the results, so much so that he declared himself ready to face the Dolphins on Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Gregg Rosenthal, of ProFootballTalk.com, reports Cotchery looked sharp during drills in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (FA) Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Browns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said he would not rule out using Josh Cribbs in the backfield as a running back. The Browns have just one rushing touchdown this season. In Week 6, Cribbs ran six times after taking a direct snap in the wildcat formation and gained 45 yards for a 7.5-yard average.

*** Friday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (FA) said he would never be a holdout during the season in order to receive a new contract from the team. "Never happening," Cruz said, responding to a suggestion that he should hold out now. "If I'm gonna do that, I might as well do that in the beginning of the season, not wait when I'm doing so well and then hold out. I want to continue to help my team win. I want to win championships. I want to win football games. I'm not holding out just because I want to worry about a contract and the team's going to panic if I hold out. That's not me. I just want to continue to play football and be myself."

*** Friday Update *** WR Craig Davis (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Craig Davis (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Craig Davis (FA) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Craig Davis (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Craig Davis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Craig Davis (FA) is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Craig Davis (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Rashied Davis (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rashied Davis (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rashied Davis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 29, and is questionable for Week 8, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. Doucet will play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Eddie Drummond (FA) Return specialist Drummond had a swollen eye following a hit on the opening kickoff. He returned kickoffs for the remainder of the game. However WR Az-Zahir Hakim took over punt return duties.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Drummond (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Drummond (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week eight.

WR Donteea Dye (FA) will slide into the No. 3 receiver role for the Buccaneers after Louis Murphy tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in Week 7. Dye had a seven-yard touchdown catch in the loss to the Washington Redskins last weekend in his NFL debut.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday that the decision whether to play Edwards will be made Sunday morning before kickoff.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is less optimistic on Braylon Edwards' availability for Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns. Harbaugh said Wednesday, Oct. 26, that there needs to be "more evaluation" of Edwards.

WR Braylon Edwards (FA) The 49ers have five healthy wide receivers coming out of the bye: Michael Crabtree, Braylon Edwards, Ted Ginn Jr., Brett Swain and Kyle Williams.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) The New York Post is reporting "there doesn't appear to be any chance of (Edwards) being suspended this season -- if at all.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports the NFL is monitoring the misdemeanor assault case of Braylon Edwards, according to an NFL spokesperson, though there doesn't appear to be any chance of him being suspended this season - if at all. "Under the PC (player conduct) policy, when a player like Braylon, with no prior history of conduct issues, has been charged, we wait for a court resolution. Then we would review the facts for any possible discipline," the spokesperson said.

WR Braylon Edwards (FA) The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Braylon Edwards was been charged with misdemeanor assault Monday, Oct. 26, in connection with an incident outside a nightclub a few weeks ago in Cleveland. Edwards allegedly knocked around a friend of NBA super star LeBron James, and if convicted Edwards faces a sentence of up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. His arraignment hearing is currently scheduled for Nov. 17.

WR Troy Edwards (FA) was signed by the team.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) practiced on Friday but is not ready to play in this weekend’s game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) could return to practice this week, but HC Mike Holmgren stopped short of saying Engram would play Sunday against the Chiefs.

WR Bobby Engram (FA) is expected to return to practice this week and will likely be back and ready for the game in week 9.

*** Friday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

WR Malcom Floyd (FA) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he does not anticipate Malcom Floyd (out with a hamstring) playing in the team's Week 8 game, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. "It's a game-time decision," said HC Jon Gruden. "He'll be out there early throwing balls. We hope to have him, but I've said it before. Again, we'll do the best we can to see who's up and out here in the next 24 hours."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Clyde Gates (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Clyde Gates (FA) has been downgraded from probable to questionable for Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Clyde Gates (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Givens (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) HC Wade Phillips on Thursday gave an update on injured WR Terry Glenn's rehab from knee surgery. "He's in the process of building that up which will take a week or two. Then they'll go from there. He can start jogging and so forth."

*** Friday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) practiced fully on Saturday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) practiced fully on Friday. He is expected to play in Week 8, according to The Indianapolis Star's Phillip B. Wilson.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) said he expects to play in Week 8 against the Houston Texans, according to The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell. "I would be surprised if I didn't play," Gonzalez said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

CBSSports.com reports Gonzalez may return to practice on a limited basis this week, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Gonzalez participated in a walkthrough Wednesday, Oct. 29.

WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports that Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said Anthony Gonzalez could be nearing a return to practice. "I just had the chance to visit with him a minute ago, and he feels really good about where he is," Caldwell said Monday. "He ran some routes on Saturday. He thought he felt really good. He feels like he's close to going. Whether that's this week or next week remains to be seen. I think we may see a little something out of him this week."

*** Friday Update *** WR D.J Hackett (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR D.J Hackett (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Hackett, who missed the last two games with a knee injury, returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday. HC John Fox said he will be a day-to-day decision for Sunday's game against Arizona.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR D.J Hackett (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Az-Zahir Hakim (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Az-Zahir Hakim (FA) practiced on Wednesday and barring a setback is expected to play in week eight.

WR Az-Zahir Hakim (FA) is expected to be listed as questionable for week 8 with a rib injury. The receiving corps are already thin with Joe Horn battling injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Hall (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Hall (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (FA) said he feels 100 percent and believes he has a good grasp of the offense. Hankerson said he is not sure when he will be activated from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.

*** Friday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Karl Hankton (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Friday Update *** WR James Hardy (FA) Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports James Hardy, who is on the Physically Unable to Perform list, has been practicing for eight days, but head coach Dick Jauron said the team will use nearly all 21 days of practice before deciding whether to activate him from the PUP list. Hardy said he was a little sore last week but it was normal soreness for someone who had not been practicing for a while.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) will not play this weekend as he will be out for the second time in the Colts’ last three games, the team announced on Saturday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. The team seems to feel optimistic he'll be able to play though. As he did last week, Harrison will warm up before the game and a determination will be made whether he can play or not. He warmed up well before last week's game in Jacksonville even dunking a football over the goal post. The hope is that he'll do the same this week but it'll be game time until we know for sure.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (FA) won't play 50 snaps in his debut with the team in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

WR Percy Harvin (FA) Harvin's role on offense will depend on how fast he can learn the playbook, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan said Harvin will return kicks for the team.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (FA) will not play Monday night. Head coach Pete Carroll said that Harvin's status is still day-to-day.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (FA) is itching for his return to the field. "I want to play as soon as possible," Harvin said. "But we're trying to be smart about it and we have a plan in place. I know one pace, and that's full stride, so it's been tough. At the same time, I have to take progressions to not have any setbacks and hurt the team any further." Harvin said his hip is feeling great and he has no issues with it at all. Head coach Pete Carroll plans to be cautious with Harvin, and they want him to get through a full week of full practices before they'll be comfortable letting him play.

WR Percy Harvin (FA) participated in practice Monday, Oct. 21. The Seahawks will have three weeks to activate Harvin from Physically Unable to Perform list.

*** Friday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (FA) did not practice on Friday due to illness and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (FA) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andrew Hawkins (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andrew Hawkins (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andrew Hawkins (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andrew Hawkins (FA) said he is encouraged by how his ankle has responded after taking part in practice but is not sure when he will be activated from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. Hawkins is eligible to be activated before the team's Week 9 game, but the team has three weeks to make a decision.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devery Henderson (FA) As we told readers in our Waiver Wire report a couple of days ago, Henderson is back practicing and healthy and working as the #3 WR behind Joe Horn and Marques Colston.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) practiced with the team for the first time during the regular season, two weeks before his eight-week suspension expires. Henry was suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's conduct policy.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) HC Marvin Lewis said that WR Chris Henry is going to play Sunday against the Falcons with Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh as his only other healthy veterans. Antonio Chatman and Tab Perry (hip) are out for the year and Kelley Washington (hamstring) is out for the second straight game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) practiced Wednesday with the Cincinnati Bengals, who remain noncommittal about whether the wayward receiver will be added to the roster for the next game. Henry was benched by the Bengals for one game and suspended for two more. He's eligible to play Sunday against Atlanta, a decision that is up to HC Marvin Lewis. "We'll make a decision on Sunday," Lewis said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) was added to the injury report as probable with a groin issue. Keep an eye on what he can do tomorrow.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Johnnie Lee Higgins (FA) would be the primary punt returner in Week 8 if WR Nick Miller (suffering from an ankle injury) were not able to play, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Higgins would also take Miller's role as the No. 3 receiver during the game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Holmesis making progress with foot and hamstring issues, according to head coach Rex Ryan. "Hopefully he'll be out there soon," Ryan said. The Jets are not expecting him to play Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) has been involved in 40 to 45 percent of the plays each of the last two weeks, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger. Head coach Rex Ryan said Holmes is expected to get some more opportunities in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) was cited by police on Thursday on charges of marijuana possession. "When they pulled him over, they found there was a smell of burnt marijuana in the vehicle," said Sgt. James Vogel. "Mr. Holmes was very cooperative with officers and turned over some items to us and was subsequently summoned for those items...a couple of marijuana blunts." HC Mike Tomlin said Holmes would be inactive for Sunday's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) practiced on Friday. He will be a game-time decision, but it looks like he is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) practiced on Thursday and is talking optimistically. But we're still cautious. Let's see what he does Friday in practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for week eight with his injured hamstring. We’ve heard this song before.

WR Chad Jackson (FA) could see more punt return opportunities. He lined up once to field a punt last week, although he didn't have a return. HC Bill Belichick noted, "I think he's got some return skills."

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week. Coach Lovie Smith would not rule him out though. "[If] a veteran player wakes up Sunday morning and says, 'I'm ready to go' and trainers say he's ready to go, we're going to let him go," Smith said. "That's why I don't rule guys out on Friday. He didn't have a broken leg. He doesn't have a concussion."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Jackson could miss multiple weeks after suffering a knee injury in Week 7. He is not expected to play in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons, according to a source informed of Jackson's progress.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

Jackson, who has been the subject of trade rumors lately, said he prefers to remain with the team. "In this business, those kinds of things get talked about quite often. Each and every year, there's going to be guys moved around to different teams," Jackson said. "I'm not surprised by it. Obviously I appreciate teams' interest, but I'm happy here in Tampa. I've heard nothing here that would suggest I'm going anywhere. I'm going to let that pass on and keep doing my job."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Vincent Jackson (FA) Jackson's name came up over the weekend in reports that the team was fielding phone calls from interested teams, but head coach Lovie Smith said Monday, Oct. 20, that the team isn't interested in trading their star receiver.

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

WR Vincent Jackson (FA) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (FA) signed his one-year tender contract Friday, Oct. 29. Jackson will miss three games while on the Roster Exempt list and will be eligible to return when the team plays the Indianapolis Colts Nov. 28.

WR Greg Jennings (FA) said he's on schedule and hopes to play after the team's bye this week. He'll start running this week

*** 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. Jennings is undergoing surgery to fix a sports hernia Tuesday, Oct. 30, and he'll likely miss three to six weeks. Jennings was diagnosed with an abdominal rectus tear after visiting with a specialist this week. "The way he described it to me was simply two people pulling on the end of a rope," Jennings said, "and it starts to fray and the more tugging, the more fraying, which means the more tearing occurs."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (FA) saw a specialist Tuesday, Oct. 23, regarding his troublesome groin, according to a league source. There is no indication as to when Jennings could return to the lineup; however, he could be sidelined until after the team's bye week.

WR Greg Jennings (FA) would only return this week if he was able to pass tests on Thursday, Oct. 25, and practice Friday, Oct. 26, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (FA) HC Mike McCarthy said on Friday that Jennings will be put through a pre-game workout on Sunday in order to determine his playing status for Week 8 and is considered to be a game time decision. He is currently listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (FA) missed his third consecutive day of practice Friday while he recovers from an ankle injury. He is still listed as doubtful on the Packers Friday injury report. Ruvell Martin would get the start if Jennings can't go.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and listed as doubtful for this weekend. “Jennings is a lot better today than we anticipated. He's off the crutches and he's going to try to give it a run,” according to HC Mike McCarthy. “If you saw the injury on film, it looked to be pretty severe. But he feels good today. He rehabbed today and we're shooting for Friday, so we'll see what happens.”

WR Greg Jennings (FA) HC Mike McCarthy said X-rays showed WR Greg Jennings did not break any bones in his lower right leg. Jennings was undergoing more tests Monday. McCarthy said Jennings “could potentially miss Sunday’s game” against Arizona at Lambeau Field. If Jennings can’t play against the Cardinals, the Packers’ top three wideouts would be WR Donald Driver, WR Ruvell Martin and WR Chris Francies. Martin and Francies had their first NFL regular-season catches against the Dolphins.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) estimated Friday, Oct. 28, that his hamstring is at 70-75 percent right now. He is hopeful of playing in Week 9. "Who wants to go out on the field and see a half-speed Andre Johnson?," Johnson said. "That's not a good thing. You'll be out there hurting your team when you can have somebody out there who can go out there and give it all they got and make plays for you."

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) is out for this weekend's game. "I don't feel like I'm ready to play," he said. "I'm not at full speed yet. I said I wouldn't put myself out there until I'm able to run full speed."

"I just have to keep maintaining the rehab and keep pushing myself," he said.

"It gets frustrating because every week a game goes by that you wish you could be out there, but it's just part of the process. I'll just keep working hard at what I'm doing and hopefully next week I can get back on the field."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Johnson said Wednesday, Oct. 26, that he felt some tugging in his leg during practice when trying to open up his stride. Johnson said cutting and route running did not bother him, however. "I wouldn't say I felt great (today)," Johnson said. "I didn't feel how I expected I would feel." Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Johnson probably will be a game-time decision for Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 26. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Johnson is considered day-to-day.

WR Andre Johnson (FA) is expected to practice this week, and he might be ready to return in Week 8 after recovering from minor surgery Oct. 4. "The plan is for Andre to practice this week," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "That is the plan as of right now, and we'll see how that goes, so (Johnson and FB James Casey) both have an opportunity this week."

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

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) said he is not sure when his ankle will be 100 percent healthy but it is feeling better than it did a few weeks ago, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. "I'm feeling pretty good --- got 10 games left to gut out," Johnson said. "I still wear my (ankle) brace when I practice and whatnot. I'll continue to wear it until I feel comfortable not wearing it... But now I'm used to it. It doesn't limit me in any kind of way."

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

Dale Robertson, of the Houston Chronicle, reports that Johnson will wear an extension to his shoulder pads to protect his lung contusion injury. He will also visit the doctor for one more thorough examination to make sure they didn't miss anything.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Andre Johnson practiced Thursday, Oct. 29, and took close to all of his normal repetitions. He is expect to play in Week 8. He is being fitted with special protection that connects to his shoulder pads. Johnson said he is feeling no pain.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) Drew Dougherty, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Andre Johnson missed the bulk of the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 28, but head coach Gary Kubiak was cautiously optimistic that Johnson could play in Week 8. "Andre ran a bunch today, and did the pre-practice stuff," Kubiak said. "But (he) did not practice. But he took a step forward today. He did not participate in practice, but I'm encouraged by what he did."

WR Andre Johnson (FA) Nick Schenck, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Andre Johnson (lung) is being listed as day-to-day with a lung contusion, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Johnson could return to practice this week. He will undergo tests each day this week to determine his status for Week 8.

Johnson said through his Twitter account that his bruised lung is "doing fine" and that he "feels better".

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice, but HC Gary Kubiak said Johnson will not be active this week against San Diego. "I'd say that's still a reach until he gets out here in a competitive environment," Kubiak said. The Texans have one more game before the team's bye week and Johnson likely would suit up for their Nov. 18 game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Andre Johnson (FA) is likely out for week eight with his sprained knee. "I think it would still be a leap to say he's going to be back this week," HC Gary Kubiak said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) was limited in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday’s practice and is questionable for week eight with his injured calf.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bethel Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bryant Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Saturday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) is unlikely to play in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons in London, according to a source. The team has a bye in Week 10, and head coach Jim Caldwell is reportedly looking at the big picture.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Johnson will truly be a game-time decision against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8 in London. "He did work yesterday. I thought he did a pretty good job, but we'll see where he is today," head coach Jim Caldwell said of Johnson before Friday's practice. Remember, it's a 9:30 AM Eastern time kickoff Sunday in London. So if you're thinking about starting Calvin Johnson, you''ll need to make your decision early Sunday morning.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

On Wednesday, it was reported that Johnson has been more encouraged about the progress of his high right ankle sprain this week, even though he's been limited in practices so far. "Good. We're doing everything from straight-forward running to moving laterally as well," Johnson said. "Things are going good. We're moving in a positive direction." However, Johnson said a decision on whether he'll play in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons could come down to a game-time decision in London. Head coach Jim Caldwell said the decision will come down to doctors.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Calvin Johnson (FA) would not give any indication whether he would play in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons. After the Week 7 game Sunday, Oct. 19, he simply said, "maybe" as he was asked about his playing status next week.

Johnson will only return in Week 8 against the Falcons if he's 100 percent healthy, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. "It's not going to be a thing of degrees," Caldwell said. "When they say he's cleared, he's ready to go and he's feeling great, when they doctors say, OK, that's when it's going to happen. It's not going to be a whole lot of in between." Johnson has missed six straight practices.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. QB Matthew Stafford, who has thrown only five touchdowns this season, said opponents are clamping down on Calvin Johnson in the red zone and making it hard for him to get open. "A lot of teams are doing a good job keeping him out of the end zone," Stafford said. "We get inside the 10 and they clamp down and send the safeties. But he's had a lot of catches. Teams are trying to take him away and he's still having a good season." Stafford also said teams are blitzing less in hopes of having better coverage in the secondary on Johnson.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. He will be a game-time decision. John Clayton and Adam Schefter of ESPN both were optimistic Friday that Johnson would be able to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Calvin Johnson (FA) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Calvin Johnson did not participate in practice Tuesday, Oct. 27. However, he did work out on the side. was limited to playing catch on the sidelines with a Lions staffer during the early portion of practice.

"I did exactly as much as coach said I did," Johnson said. "I feel a lot better than I did a week ago, so I'm definitely optimistic, but I'm not positive. I'll see what I can do tomorrow."

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

WR Chad Johnson (FA) When asked about the ESPN-reported rumor where unnamed sources inside the Cincinnati Bengals organization stated that the team was thinking of trading Chad Johnson during the offseason, HC Marvin Lewis said, "I don't think there's any sources inside this organization." When asked what he thought about the rumor, Johnson said, "There is always truth in something."

WR Kevin Johnson (FA) will miss the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Steve Johnson (FA) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is still questionable to play this weekend. He'll be a game time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for week eight. MRI results showed that he won't need surgery on his knee. But he still could miss this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week eight due to his injured knee.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donald Jones (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Jones (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (FA) will be the punt returner in Week 8 after the team released WR Trindon Holliday.

WR Jacoby Jones (FA) HC Gary Kubiak said on Monday that he regretted playing Jacoby Jones as much as he did during the team's Week 7 game, since he is still not fully recovered from a separated shoulder. "I made the decision that he was ready to play, and it's obvious that he's not ready to play with his shoulder," Kubiak said. "That's a poor decision on my part, as a coach, he should not have been out there. Simple as that."

*** Friday Update *** WR James Jones (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR James Jones (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR James Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR James Jones (FA) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he hopes James Jones (knee) will be able to play Week 8 but will know more Wednesday, Oct. 23. McCarthy indicated the doctors expected Jones to miss two to three weeks.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Jones (FA) Jim Wyatt, of The Nashville Tennessean, reports the Titans placed Mark Jones on the Injured Reserve List Friday, Oct. 30, according to his agent.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mark Jones (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mark Jones (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Mark Jones (FA) The Buccaneers have lost KR/PR Mark Jones for the year. Jones suffered a knee injury in the team's loss to Detroit on Sunday. "He was one of the top return specialists in football," HC Jon Gruden said. "He's going to be a big loss for us."

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Jones (FA) practiced on Friday but will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

WR Matt Jones (FA) was notified by the league on Monday that he has been suspended three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Jones must participate in NFL-sponsored substance-abuse counseling and random drug testing through the end of the 2008 season.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Jones (FA) practiced Thursday but is still is less than 100%. "It's a lot better," Jones said. "I can go full speed in a 5- or 10-yard area, but going straight [for a significant distance is a problem]. That will come in the next 10 days or so."

When asked about if he could play this week, he said, "It depends on how practice goes these next couple of days. If I run well on it and things go fine - I don't know what the coaches will say - plus, I haven't been out there in a while. But I think I'll be healthy enough.

"If [I'm] not [healthy] this week, then for sure [I'll be] the next."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Jones (FA) has been cleared to return to practice according to HC Jack Del Rio. He did work on Wednesday, but his hamstring still isn't 100%. He is listed as questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jake Lampman (FA) is out for this week's game.

WR Ashley Lelie (FA) A change likely will soon come at receiver, where veteran Ashley Lelie is expected to assume the No. 2 spot held by Roddy White. Falcons HC Jim Mora did not announce a switch but hinted at the move. "He's a good player, and you need to get your good players on the field, and we need to keep getting him on the field," Mora said. "He just catches the ball." That's what White, a first-round pick last season, hasn't done enough of. White has had drops in nearly every game, including the first pass against the Steelers. Lelie led Falcons receivers with four catches against the Steelers for 58 yards.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) was disappointed in his Week 7 performance against the New York Jets in which he caught just one pass for six yards. He was thrown to eight times, and he had a couple dropped passes. "The ball didn't stick as well as I would have liked it to, but that's why we have such an accomplished group of pass catchers," Lloyd said. "If a guy is not having the night that he would particularly like, there are other guys that would pick up the slack. Tom (Brady) does a great job of finding receivers and continuing the positive plays."

WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels explained the role of Brandon Lloyd, who was targeted eight times in Week 7, but had just one catch. McDaniels said Lloyd's role was "having an opportunity to go down the field on some of those different play-action plays." Lloyd was also credited with three official drops. "A couple of those catches would have been great catches and the funny thing is that we always anticipate that he is gonna do it because he has so many times previously."

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

However, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Mario Manningham said that he will play. "Oh yeah, I will be out there (Sunday), no question. I'm going to be all right," Manningham said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Keshawn Martin (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

WR Keshawn Martin (FA) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) did not practice on Friday and is at best questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Middleton (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nick Miller (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nick Miller (FA) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nick Miller (FA) will not play in Week 8.

WR Denarius Moore (FA) Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Monday, Oct. 24, that the lack of production for Denarius Moore over the past three games can be attributed to the fact the team has had three different quarterbacks. "I think that's direct correlation to where we've been at quarterback lately," Jackson said. Moore has just three grabs for 26 yards over his past three games.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marlon Moore (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marlon Moore (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marlon Moore (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Morgan (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Morgan (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Morgan (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santana Moss (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santana Moss (FA) is out for this weekend's game. Moss said his broken hand will keep him out three to six weeks. Head coach Mike Shanahan previously said Moss would miss five to seven weeks.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Moulds (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Moulds (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (FA) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (FA) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (FA) suffered an injury setback, but head coach Dirk Koetter said Wednesday, Oct. 26, that the injury was not related to Murphy's ACL.

WR Louis Murphy (FA) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 27.

*** Friday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (FA) did not practice on Wednseday. Murphy suffered a bruised lung in Week 7 and is expected to miss the team's Week 8 game, according to Mike Florio, of ProFootballTalk.com.

*** Friday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Legedu Naanee (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Legedu Naanee (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

WR Legedu Naanee (FA) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he expects Legedu Naanee to be able to play in the team's Week 8 game, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dennis Northcutt (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dennis Northcutt (FA) is questionable to play this week with the rib injury that has been bothering him for a while.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) said Thursday that he already feels better chemistry with Tony Romo than he ever did with Drew Bledsoe. Asked if he and Bledsoe ever developed that bond, Owens replied, "I honestly tried to do that time and time again, but for whatever reason it didn't happen." Once Romo entered the game Monday night against the Giants, Owens was thrown to twice as much as WR Terry Glenn.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) says the team is not getting the ball to him and RB Brian Westbrook enough. Of course Owens is tied with an NFL best 44 receptions so far this season.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to start as normal in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Owusu (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Owusu (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Owusu suffered another concussion in Week 7.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Owusu (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Chris Owusu (FA) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Preston Parker (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Samie Parker (FA) will not play in week eight. Dante Hall will start in his place.

*** Friday Update *** WR Samie Parker (FA) did not practice on Friday and will not play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Samie Parker (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Samie Parker (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable at best for week eight due to his injured knee.

WR Samie Parker (FA) probably will not play in week eight.

WR Tab Perry (FA) (hip) was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tab Perry (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to be available to play in week eight.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) returned to practice with the team on Thursday, after having his four-week suspension reduced to two weeks following an agreement between the NFL Players Association and the NFL Management Council. It is unknown whether Porter will have a role with the team during their Week 8 game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) will return to the Raiders on Wednesday after the team reduced his four-game suspension to two games. The NFLPA had appealed the suspension for being excessive. "The Raiders are reinstating Jerry Porter after the NFLPA dropped its appeal of Porter's suspension," senior administrator Artie Gigantino said in a statement from the Raiders. "The NFLPA agreed with the Raiders that a two-week suspension was appropriate. Porter will return to the football team and must adhere to team rules."

*** Friday Update *** WR Antwaan Randle El (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to start in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Willie Reid (FA) was downgraded from doubtful to out.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Willie Reid (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Charles Rogers (FA) has one more game remaining on his league suspension for substance abuse.

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Salas (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Salas (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Salas (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Salas (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Salas (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Salas (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ace Sanders (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ace Sanders (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ace Sanders (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Shorts will not play in Week 8, according to head coach Bill O’Brien.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Shorts said he has a lot of pain in his shoulder, but it's better than it was last week. He intends to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerome Simpson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

WR Jerome Simpson (FA) practiced fully on Tuesday. Simpson was on the field for 39 snaps in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals but was thrown to only once. "We just had a good game plan," Simpson said. "Adrian had a very good game, we just wanted to block well for him, win the game. If it's Adrian's night, us receivers will block as best we can. ... As long as we're winning, everything is good." Simpson said he is 100 percent healthy.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerome Simpson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerome Simpson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerome Simpson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Sims-Walker (FA) did not practice on Friday (due to illness) but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Sims-Walker (FA) will not play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Friday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week. Smith (knee) is running with a hitch in his step, especially on longer routes, and will likely be limited Friday, Oct. 30. He's expected to play Sunday, Nov. 1.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

WR Steve Smith (FA) is second in the league on plays of 20-plus yards this year, and he passed Henry Ellard and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson for 11th place on the all-time list for receiving yards in Week 7 Monday, Oct. 26. Smith has 18,292 all-purpose yards in his career, which puts him behind only Jerry Rice and Tim Brown.

*** 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).

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) rested a bit during Friday's practice but is expected to start this weekend as normal.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Smith (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) The Eagles figure to have Stallworth back in the lineup on Sunday when they face the Jaguars. HC Andy Reid said Friday "there's a good chance" he’ll players see action. After missing significant time with a hamstring injury, Stallworth participated in all three workouts this week and appears on target for a return.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend. The bye week is a factor though as the team is off next week after this week's game. If Stallworth was held out, he'd have two full weeks to fully recover. It's possible the team might not risk the set back. Hopefully, we'll know more Friday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. "I was like a fan watching. I got all excited, but I took it a lot harder," Stallworth said. "I feel better this week. I feel good, not great. I still have to be cautious. I don't want to go out there and tweak it again. I don't want this to linger the rest of the season and miss six, seven weeks."

*** Friday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to start.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week eight with his injured shoulder.

*** Friday Update *** WR Derek Stanley (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Derek Stanley (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Derek Stanley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and is at best questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Swinton (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Swinton (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Tyree (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Tyree (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Tyree (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Taco Wallace (FA) has been signed by the team and will likely see action in week eight.

WR Taco Wallace (FA) has been signed by Green Bay. The blackeyedjoe.com All Name Team is glad to have their favorite WR back....

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bryan Walters (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roddy White (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roddy White (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Roddy White (FA) Falcons head coach Mike Smith did not provide any update on Roddy White's (ankle, hamstring) status for Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrence Wilkins (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Harry Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Harry Williams (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Harry Williams (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kyle Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kyle Williams (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kyle Williams (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) Williams said he is dealing with a torn hamstring. He is a candidate for IR at this point. Chris Owusu or Tiquan Underwood could start in his place, but neither are worth pickups except in the very deepest of leagues.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Mike Williams (FA) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roydell Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice. However, barring a setback he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) did not practice on Thursday and was downgraded to questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devon Wylie (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devon Wylie (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devon Wylie (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Davante Adams (GB) says the next step is to "stack" together more big games after his 132-yard, two-touchdown performance in Week 7.

*** Friday Update *** WR Davante Adams (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

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

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

WR Davante Adams (GB) should be able to play in the Week 8 game against the Denver Broncos, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

*** Friday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) said he feels much better about his level of play in recent weeks than he did at the start of the year. "You just kind of get in a zone," Cobb said. "It's like a runner's high, or writing an exam paper and you're on page 7, and the next thing you know you're on page 12. It's just one of those things where you continue to press on, and things happen."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) QB Aaron Rodgers said Randall Cobb is arguably the best draft pick during general manager Ted Thompson's tenure. "Randall is probably going to go down as one of the better picks in Ted Thompson's career, if not the best," Rodgers said of the 64th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. "I think to get him where we got him, the kind of person that he is, the approach that he has, his knowledge of the game, what he adds to our team, his locker room presence, he is a personnel and a coach's dream."

*** Friday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) practiced fully on Thursday. Driver said he is not angry about the reduced role he has received this season because he understands that there are wide receivers on the roster that are playing better at this time. "If you look at the last couple years, my snaps have been reduced, and they've been really reduced this year," Driver said. "It's not a bad thing. The thing is there's a lot of guys playing well."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** 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) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Donald Driver (GB) was obviously still bothered by a quadriceps injury during Week 7, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein. "If he misses practice time, he's really hurting. I hope he'll be full-time this week," head coach Mike McCarthy said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Nelson will test his hamstring before the team's Week 8 game to see if he will be able to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andrae Thurman (GB) was let go by the Titans and immediately signed by the Packers. He is expected to see a good number of snaps in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) Davis will miss a few weeks after having a pin placed in his finger to repair a dislocation. Davis will not play this week and could miss up to three. "He can't play with the pin in because it's sticking out of the skin," HC Gary Kubiak said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) will not play in Week 8.

WR Andre Davis (HOU) underwent surgery on Monday evening on his left ring finger. "It's just been giving him fits," HC Gary Kubiak said. "So we're going to go in there today, and they are going to go ahead and take a look and see if they can, it's my understanding, to see if they can set it. If they can't set it, they may have to put a small pin in there, which could set him back. But we're going to keep our fingers crossed that he plays next week."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) underwent surgery to repair a broken right pinkie Monday, Oct. 25, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. He should be ready to play in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.HC John Harbaugh has these words on Mason: “He’s feeling better today. He had some headache issue, very severe, and he was in the meetings today. But we decided to hold him out of practice today.”

*** Thursday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) did not practice on Thursday. Mason was not present due to an illness.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Mike Thomas (HOU) Michael C. Wright, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Mike Thomas will be the punt returner Week 8 because of the injury to CB Brian Witherspoon.

*** Friday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 29, reports NESN.com's Jeff Howe. He is listed as questionable for Week 8 but is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) did not practice on Friday and is officially questionable to play in Week 8. Branch's heel is no longer as swollen, but it remains sore. Holmgren said Branch tried running, but won't be able to run, so he is likely out for Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) did not practice on Thursday. He appears unlikely to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donte Moncrief (IND) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Moncrief (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Moncrief (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Donte Moncrief (IND) will return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 26, in a limited capacity for the first time since Week 2. This is his sixth week of recovery in a four-to-six-week timetable.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Moncrief (IND) is ahead of schedule in terms of his knowledge of the offense, and the team believes he will perform when he is on the field, according to offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Aaron Moorehead (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Aaron Moorehead (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Aaron Moorehead (IND) practiced on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chester Rogers (IND) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chester Rogers (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chester Rogers (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin Blackmon (JAX) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin Blackmon (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Justin Blackmon (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lee Evans (JAX) did not practice on Thursday. Evans said he has made progress in the rehab from his ankle injury and that his ankle is feeling a lot better. He is not expected to play in Week 8 and likely will have to participate in some practices before returning to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lee Evans (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rashad Greene (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

WR Rashad Greene (JAX) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Allen Hurns (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

WR Allen Hurns (JAX) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Allen Robinson (JAX) has risen to the top of the team's depth chart, and he's played 90 percent of the offensive snaps in the last three weeks. Robinson is well ahead of Marqise Lee in the wide receiver pecking order.

*** Friday Update *** WR Stephen Williams (JAX) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) will not play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) will not only see the field for the first time this season, he will do so as a starter along side WR DeSean Jackson. Curtis missed the first seven games with a sports hernia. HC Andy Reid hinted that Curtis would not play the entire game given the lack of snaps under his belt this season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mardy Gilyard (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mardy Gilyard (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Junior Hemingway (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Albert Wilson (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jabar Gaffney (MIA) acknowledges it has been a challenge learning the team's up-tempo, West Coast offense. "Just picking it up and seeing the signals like I'm hearing it," Gaffney said. "I'm always used to just hearing the play calls in the huddle. Now you got to see the signal, and that's how you know the call." The Dolphins have yet to determine Gaffney's role, but he is open to anything. "I'm comfortable inside or outside," Gaffney said. "I can play either one. It doesn't really matter."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jarvis Landry (MIA) needs 10 more catches to become the NFL's all-time leader in most catches in a player's first four years. He currently has 333 career receptions.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jarvis Landry (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jarvis Landry (MIA) has moved ahead of Brandon Gibson on the team's depth chart. Gibson said no one has explained to him why he was inactive for Week 7.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeVante Parker (MIA) has been declared inactive for the team's Thursday night game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeVante Parker (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday. Parker, who practiced for the first time in two weeks Tuesday, Oct. 24, will be a game-time decision versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Oct. 26, according to offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen.

WR DeVante Parker (MIA) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** WR DeVante Parker (MIA) is expected to run and test out his injured ankle Tuesday, Oct. 24. The team is hopeful he will play in Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens if he doesn't experience a setback.

WR DeVante Parker (MIA) played 49-of-73 snaps (67 percent) in a Week 7 win over the Buffalo Bills, marking the first time he has logged fewer than 82 percent of the team's offensive snaps since his season debut in Week 2.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeVante Parker (MIA) exited against the New England Patriots in Week 8 with a foot injury. The injury is to the same foot he had surgery on, but Parker said the injury is a just a tissue issue and nothing serious.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stefon Diggs (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stefon Diggs (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Diggs will travel with the team to London and has a "good chance" to play in Week 8 versus the Cleveland Browns, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

*** Monday Update *** WR Stefon Diggs (MIN) has a chance to play in the team's Week 8 game, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Diggs has yet to practice since injuring his groin against the Bears in Week 5 and remains week-to-week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (MIN) did not practice on Thursday. Head coach Bruce Arians indicated with Floyd and John Brown (illness) that "there's a possibility" one of the receivers misses the Week 8 game against the Carolina Panthers.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Adam Thielen (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Adam Thielen (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Adam Thielen (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laquon Treadwell (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laquon Treadwell (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Laquon Treadwell (MIN) practiced fully on Saturday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laquon Treadwell (MIN) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laquon Treadwell (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jarius Wright (MIN) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jarius Wright (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jarius Wright (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jarius Wright (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jarius Wright (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jarius Wright (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Jarius Wright (MIN) left Week 7's game against the Detroit Lions with a head injury.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 26, as he deals with a hyperextended knee. The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe said the injury isn't a "major ordeal," but the Patriots could still sit him this week to give him an extra week of rest before their bye in Week 9. Amendola is considered day-to-day.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. Amendola says he is he confident that he'll be cleared to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Danny Amendola (NE) said he is doing well but there is no timetable for his return at this point.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) is not expected to play in Week 8. He is listed as questionable for the game. No official word about his playing status on Sunday. The Rams have a bye in week 9 and could choose to give Amendola another week of rest. Still, it's a fantastic recovery from an injury some thought would keep him out much longer.

*** Friday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice. There is an outside chance Amendola could play in the team's Week 8 game against the New England Patriots in London. "It kind of depends on how I feel tomorrow. There's an outside chance I could play," Amendola said. Head coach Jeff Fisher also did not rule out playing Amendola, saying they will have to see how the rest of the week goes.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Troy Brown (NE) partially participated in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for week eight.

*** Friday Update *** WR Phillip Dorsett (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Phillip Dorsett (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Phillip Dorsett (NE) will return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 26, and head coach Chuck Pagano said Dorsett is trending in the right direction.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Phillip Dorsett (NE) is out for this week's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Phillip Dorsett (NE) did not practice on Friday. Dorsett had successful surgery, and he is week to week, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Phillip Dorsett (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

WR Phillip Dorsett (NE) is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Oct. 27, to repair his fractured leg. Dorsett is expected to miss four to six weeks and said he believes he will be able to play again this season.

*** 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.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected 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.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Gibson (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Torry Holt (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Torry Holt (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Torry Holt (NE) did not practice on Friday and will not play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Torry Holt (NE) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Torry Holt (NE) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week eight due to his injured knee.

WR Torry Holt (NE) is still nursing a strained PCL. His status for week eight is unknown. “I have to rest that and continue to get rehab,” Holt said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcolm Mitchell (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcolm Mitchell (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcolm Mitchell (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) participated fully in Wednesday’s walkthrough session (which is held at half speed and without pads).

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nate Washington (NE) The Tennessee Titans have been fielding calls from teams for Nate Washington, who recently lost his starting job to Justin Hunter. Washington is in the final year of a six-year, $26.8 million contract. He is making $4.8 million this season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Washington (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nate Washington (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Washington (NE) will start in place of the suspended Santonio Holmes.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Washington (NE) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nate Washington (NE) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Reggie Wayne (NE) Wayne's elbow injury isn't believed to be serious, but it could cause him to miss a game or two, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Head coach Chuck Pagano hasn't revealed the results of Wayne's MRI exams, however. Wayne said his injury wasn't serious after the Week 7 win. He finished the game against the Cincinnati Bengals with just four catches for 15 yards, and he had two drops.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) underwent surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament Friday, Oct. 25.

WR Reggie Wayne (NE) tore his anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the remainder of the season.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) practiced fully on Saturday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8. However, barring a setback, he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) missed another day of practice on Thursday. But CBSsports.com reports that there's still a good chance he will play Sunday. Colts President Bill Polian said he anticipated Wayne playing. I wouldn't read too much into Polian's words there.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Reggie Wayne (NE) The team is monitoring Wayne's groin injury.

"We'll probably have a little better feel for it as the week goes on. At this point, there's just a strain," Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Caldwell said. "He's getting it treated. He felt pretty good about it, but we'll see how it goes."

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 29, and is questionable for Week 8, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. Breaston is likely to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports that "Whisenhunt said WR Steve Breaston looks good and should play this week."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** 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 Ted Ginn (NO) Edgar Thompson, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Dolphins offensive coordinator Dan Henning said Ted Ginn Jr. is still one of the team's top four receivers and the only deep threat on the team. "Ted Ginn is the only player since we been here that's gotten behind anybody's defense and been able to knock to top off the defense," Henning said. "We're going to continue to use Ted Ginn the way we think is best to use him to help this football team."

WR Ted Ginn (NO) Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports Ted Ginn Jr. will see reduced playing time after dropping several passes during Week 7. Ginn's snaps will likely be assumed by Brian Hartline.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Morgan (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Morgan (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Morgan (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Willie Snead (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Willie Snead (NO) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Thomas (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Thomas (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) spent Monday, Oct. 24, in treatment, and he was "pretty sore," according to head coach Ben McAdoo. Beckham played through pain in his hip and abdominal area during the Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

*** Friday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday and isn't listed on the team's official injury report.

WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) said his injured hamstring is starting to feel better.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) might be moved around over the final nine games, according to receivers coach Sean Ryan. He said Wednesday, Oct. 22, that he envisions moving Beckham around so teams cannot just key on the young playmaker, and the belief is that Beckham's skills will play well in the slot. The only thing that may prevent the team from moving him inside is that they don't want 'to overload him.'

*** Friday Update *** WR Juron Criner (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Juron Criner (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Juron Criner (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** 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) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) called out Jay Cutler in a heated locker room discussion after the team's Week 7 loss against the Miami Dolphins, a source said Sunday, Oct. 19. The source said there "are some very selfish individuals in the locker room." But it's not out of the ordinary for Marshall to strongly voice his opinion to Cutler, as the two are close friends off the field. Marshall also reportedly yelled at PK Robbie Gould.

WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) Bears general manager Phil Emery said the wrist injury Brandon Marshall suffered Week 7 is not considered serious.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) guaranteed in a tweet Thursday, Oct. 27, that the Dolphins would beat the New York Giants in Week 8 for their first victory of the season. "To: Media When we win Sunday please don't say the Giants didn't take us serious." Marshall tweeted from his verified Twitter account.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) has been ordered to appear in court Nov. 21 stemming from his DUI arrest Monday morning. Marshall was stopped after driving the wrong way on a one-way street and for failing to stay in his lane. He could serve a short suspension if convicted.

WR Brandon Marshall (NYG) Only hours after the Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brandon Marshall was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Marshall was issued a summons and released. The Broncos were aware of the incident but declined to comment.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the team needs more reliability from Hakeem Nicks moving forward. Coughlin said Nicks needs to "get to the point where the reliability factor is there as strongly as it always has been."

*** Friday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said that Hakeem Nicks is still not playing at full capacity. "I think he's mentally better, but I don't know that he's always physically able to do the things he really wants to do or we want him to do," Coughlin said.

WR Kevin Ogletree (NYG) was benched in favor of Dwayne Harris in the team's Week 7 game. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said a finger injury led to the benching. Ogletree, however, has struggled since a strong Week 1 performance. In the past five games, he has just 13 catches for 134 yards.

WR Sterling Shepard (NYG) told reporters Tuesday, Oct. 24, that he'll be ready to play when the team returns to action in Week 9 versus the Los Angeles Rams.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Robby Anderson (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Robby Anderson (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Edmond Gates (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jason Hill (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) officially signed a four-year, $16 million extension Tuesday, Oct. 21. Kerley will receive $5.4 million of guaranteed money. He has 22 catches for 201 yards and a touchdown this year.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) ranks fourth in the AFC in receiving yards with 238 since Santonio Holmes (foot) went down with an injury. Kerley and Mark Sanchez have developed a rapport, especially on vertical routes. The two have connected on 77 percent of the balls that traveled at least 15 yards in the air - second among quarterback-receiver tandems.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Quinton Patton (NYJ) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Quinton Patton (NYJ) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Smith (NYJ) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Smith (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

Also, Smith has taken longer to integrate into the offense than the team expected, according to offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Smith (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Amari Cooper (OAK) will have a stiff test being matched up against New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis in Week 8. "He's a talent, man," Revis said. "He makes plays. Overall, he can play. He's one of the premier guys coming up in the league." Cooper is also currently fourth in the league with 9.2 yards after the catch per reception.

WR Amari Cooper (OAK) is the first rookie since Mike Ditka in 1961 to tally three 100-yard outings in his first six games. Cooper is fifth in rookie history with 500-plus yards through his first six games, and he's the third player to accomplish that since 1970. Cooper will set the Raiders franchise record for 100-yard receiving games by a rookie with just one more 100-yard game this year. "He's amazing, he's awesome and he's one of the best in this league," Derek Carr said. "Obviously because he's a rookie and hasn't done it for a certain amount of time people won't say that but he's one of the best."

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Michael Crabtree (OAK) Matt Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Michael Crabtree played in more snaps than any of the team's other wide receivers in Week 7. Head coach Mike Singletary said that nothing jumped out at him, that Crabtree performed the same he had been in practice. Still, Singletary said he enjoyed watching Crabtree. "I just wanted to see it on film," Singletary said. "Just like you see a good movie - you want to see it again."

*** Friday Update *** WR Tim Dwight (OAK) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Cordarrelle Patterson (OAK) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cordarrelle Patterson (OAK) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cordarrelle Patterson (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

WR Cordarrelle Patterson (OAK) had an end-around and a season-high six targets in the team's Week 7 loss to the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 21.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) said he expects to be on the same page as Jay Cutler against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8, and Cutler said he wants to try to involve Jeffery in the offense more during the second half of the year. Jeffery will likely draw Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes for the bulk of their Week 8 matchup Monday, Oct. 29.

*** Friday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Torrey Smith (PHI) is on the trade block leading up to the Nov. 1 NFL trade deadline, sources said Monday, Oct. 24. Multiple teams have shown interest. Of course, according to other sources, Smith isn't being shopped, and a trade isn't anticipated.

*** Friday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) did not practice on Thursday but has not closed the door on playing in week eight. "Hopefully, I can take the necessary steps to get back on the field Sunday," said Battle, who is listed as questionable. "It's some pressure (to return), definitely. They have been double-teaming Brandon Lloyd." That said, he is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week eight with his injured knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Martavis Bryant (PIT) was demoted to the scout team Wednesday, Oct. 25, and will not be active for Week 8. According to beat writer Ed Bouchette, Bryant said head coach Mike Tomlin told Bryant he won't play Sunday.

*** Monday Update *** WR Martavis Bryant (PIT) did not show up for a required team meeting Monday, Oct. 23, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette. The Steelers are not expected to discipline or trade Bryant, according to Bouchette.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) was fined $45,000 by the NFL for verbally abusing an official ($20,000) and tossing a ball into the stands ($5,000) during last weekend’s game against San Francisco and his post-game comments ($20,000).

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8. “I feel good,” said Burress. “I had a full day of practice, no limitations, so I am ready to go. I have 48 hours to get ready for the game, and I should be back to close to 100 percent.”

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Thursday. Burress went to the hospital Thursday to undergo a series of tests on his stiff neck. According to HC Tom Coughlin, no serious damage was revealed. "There's nothing [wrong with the] bone, no vertebra or anything like that," Coughlin said after practice. "He's very sore, a little stiff today, so the reason all the tests were made is he continued to have the stiff neck and issues along those lines. We thought it was down in the [trapezius muscle], where it started from so we wanted to rule everything out. All I got was there was nothing of the nature of any kind of vertebra or anything like that. It's all muscle." When asked if Burress is a question mark for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Coughlin said, "We'll see. We'll have to see how he does tomorrow."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) was sitting out of practice Wednesday and riding the stationary bike. HC Tom Coughlin didn't mention Burress' pinkie injury as a problem but said he has a sore shoulder and stiff neck.

WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) aggravated a torn tendon in his pinky during the team's Week 7 game. On Monday, the team learned that the injury was not as bad as had been feared. X-rays revealed no broken bones. "I did this yesterday," Burress said with a laugh. "Now I have two of them." Burress injured his other pinky last year. He's wearing a splint and has the finger taped.

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. But that's been pretty standard fare for him. He's expected to start and play as normal.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) is still listed as questionable with the shoulder. They'll see how it feels Saturday. He was able to practice Friday and he looks like he'll play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for week eight.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week eight due to his injured shoulder. However, barring a setback, he is expected to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) Carson Palmer, who is trying to develop chemistry with his receivers during the team's bye week, has been very impressed with WR Darrius Heyward-Bey. "He works really hard," Palmer said. "He's obviously fast. He can be a complete receiver. He just needs to continue to work and his confidence needs to continue to grow. The only way your confidence grows is by doing things on game day and making plays and he'll do that for us."

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) Jerry McDonald, of the Oakland Tribune, reports Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Darrius Heyward-Bey showed some signs of improvement in Week 7. Although Heyward-Bey caught only two passes for 28 yards in the game and missed an opportunity for his first touchdown, Cable said Heyward-Bey has been doing a better job of getting open. "This may have been a better game for him in terms of getting himself in position to get open against a very, very good player, and that will only help him down the road. I'd really hope for him to catch that fade route there near the end. He just kind of mistimed his jump a little bit."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eli Rogers (PIT) didn't play in Week 7 because he was being disciplined by head coach Mike Tomlin for an unspecified reason, according to a source.

*** Thursday Update *** WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) is in the league's concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

Ward is "highly unlikely" to play Sunday a league source told NFL Network's Albert Breer on Friday.

"It will take a lot," Ward said Wednesday when asked about potentially missing the New England game. "I don't particularly like missing any ball games. But at the same time, you have to be smart. For me, I'm going to work my tail off to get back on the field."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) practiced on Friday and is expected to start in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) missed practice again on Thursday but still expects to start.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday but is expected to play in week eight.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cedrick Wilson (PIT) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cedrick Wilson (PIT) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Friday Update *** WR Danario Alexander (SD) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danario Alexander (SD) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danario Alexander (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Danario Alexander (SD) is expected to miss two to four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair cartilage damage in his knee, a source told Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

*** Friday Update *** WR Danario Alexander (SD) hobbled off the field during practice Friday, Oct. 29, after landing awkwardly on his left knee, reports StLouisRams.com. Alexander is officially questionable to play this weekend. However, he is expected to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss a few weeks, a source told FOXSports.com's Adam Caplan. According to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, the Rams had been looking to get Alexander more involved because of his explosiveness.

WR Danario Alexander (SD) was unofficially on the field for only 12 plays in Week 7 and only caught one pass for six yards during the game, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Alexander's number of snaps was not by design and likely was due to the formations they used as well as personnel groupings.

WR Keenan Allen (SD) Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said Keenan Allen is fine after injuring his shoulder in Week 7.

*** Friday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Patrick Crayton (SD) will not play this week.

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

*** Friday Update *** WR Tyrell Williams (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week. ESPN reports he appears to be on track to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tyrell Williams (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Williams was listed with a knee injury, but beat writer Michael Gehlken said it appeared Williams was simply being rested.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tyrell Williams (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday. Baldwin has been ruled out for Week 8 due to a high ankle sprain. Head coach Pete Carroll said Baldwin is a couple weeks away from returning. Charly Martin and Golden Tate will serve as the slot receivers in Baldwin's absence. However, Braylon Edwards will present the two with some competition.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tyler Lockett (SEA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) was on the field after practice Wednesday, Oct. 27, catching passes from position coach George Stewart; however, Rice made it clear to the media that he is still not close to returning from hip surgery, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I was jogging around," Rice said. "I wasn't doing routes." The Vikings have until Nov. 9 to bring Rice off the Physically Unable to Perform list and at this point Rice said the next step is up to the trainers. He also isn't willing to put any date on his potential return. "I think it's going great right now," Rice said of his rehab. "I'm going to continue to do what they ask me to do and I'm just working to get better and get out on the field."

WR Paul Richardson (SEA) was cleared to practice Monday, Oct. 26. Richardson has been recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

*** Friday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Koren Robinson (SEA) appears ready to suit up Monday night at Denver, but HC Mike McCarthy will make a decision later in the week. "Hopefully, I can start off returning kicks," Robinson said. "I'd be the fifth, fourth receiver, it doesn't matter. Just trying to get the ball a little bit. But they want me in the fire," Robinson said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) is out for this weekend's game. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Pierre Garcon will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis because the receiver is avoiding surgery at all costs.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Pierre Garcon will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis because the receiver is avoiding surgery at all costs.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) did not practice on Thursday. Garcon said he hopes to be able to play again this season but does not know when he can return from a plantar plate tear in his right foot. He said he may need surgery on the injury but hopes to postpone a possible surgery until after the season. The injury has not allowed Garcon to run at full speed at this point.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) visited with foot and ankle specialist Robert Anderson Wednesday, Oct. 24, for an evaluation of a toe injury that has been nagging him since he was hurt in Week 1. Garcon has a partial tear in the plantar plate of the second toe on his right foot, according to a person familiar with his injury. His tear worsened in Weeks 4 and 5. Garcon's chances of returning before the team's bye week Nov. 11 are slim.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Pierre Garcon (SF) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the team is not pushing Pierre Garcon and the injury is the same as it always has been. Shanahan said Garcon does not have a torn tendon in his toe and is only dealing with inflammation.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Saturday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) practiced fully on Friday. He is expected to play in Week 8, according to The Indianapolis Star's Phillip B. Wilson.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (SF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) did not practice on Thursday.

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

*** Friday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) suffered a concussion in Week 7 and is going through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Lewis (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Michael Lewis (SF) Return specialist Michael Lewis finally returned to practice after suffering a torn ACL early last year and then spending the first six games of this year on the PUP list. The Saints have three weeks to determine whether to activate him, place him on IR, or release him.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) has been fined $25,000 for failure to cooperate with the news media, which is a violation of NFL policy, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

*** Friday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) practiced on Friday and is expected to start in week eight. He's officially listed as questionable but he did not miss any portions of the 11 on 11 team practices all week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) isn't 100% and is not practicing fully but he seems to be healthy enough that the team is hopeful he'll be able to start this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) is listed as questionable for week eight. Seeing as how he played last week after being doubtful, we expect him to play against the Titans.

WR Randy Moss (SF) came out of week seven fine. “Randy was no worse than he was,” HC Norv Turner said. “Each day he’ll continue getting better.”

*** Friday Update *** WR Demarco Sampson (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demarco Sampson (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demarco Sampson (SF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) practiced on Friday but looks like a game-time decision for week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dante Hall (STL) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dante Hall (STL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** WR Josh Reynolds (STL) left the team's Week 7 game early and is going through the concussion protocol.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammy Watkins (STL) is out of the walking boot, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Watkins is not eligible to play until Week 12.

*** 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.

*** Friday Update *** WR Wes Welker (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (STL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Wes Welker (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Wes Welker (STL) Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said CB Ike Taylor won't cover Wes Welker for the entire game in Week 8 because of the frequency with which Welker lines up in the slot.

WR Damian Williams (STL) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Damian Williams will be used as the team's punt returner.

WR Damian Williams (STL) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Oct. 24, that Damian Williams (head) should be OK for the Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts after tests. "He should be all right," Munchak said. "(Doctors) feel confident he is doing pretty good, so we assume he'll be able to play this weekend."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Robert Woods (STL) appears to be on track to play in Week 8 against the New England Patriots after the Bills failed to make a move at receiver during the week, according to WKBW's Joe Buscaglia.

*** Friday Update *** WR Robert Woods (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Robert Woods (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Robert Woods (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Robert Woods (STL) is making solid progress in his recovery from a foot injury but his status for Week 8 is uncertain.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. "He's day-to-day right now, so we'll see," OC Marty Mornhinweg said Thursday, when asked about Brown.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) partially participated in Wednesday'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.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Gettis (TB) is expected to be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list next week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8. Hilliard suffered a concussion in Week 7 and will need to be cleared by doctors to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Ike Hilliard (TB) suffered a concussion when he absorbed a violent hit from Seahawks' LB Leroy Hill in the second quarter of Sunday's game. HC Jon Gruden said Hilliard remained in the hospital for the night but is ultimately expected to be fine. Said Gruden: "Obviously, we're very concerned about him, but all the preliminary reports are he's going to be okay." On Monday, Gruden said Hilliard checked out the hospital Sunday night and his injury does not appear severe.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) is doing better but is still not a sure thing to play this week according to ProFootballTalk.com.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) said he anticipates playing Week 9 but nothing is for certain at this point, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jackson still needs to undergo examinations from an independent neurologist before being cleared to return.

WR DeSean Jackson (TB) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Monday, Oct. 25, on his radio show that DeSean Jackson passed his post-concussion test, according to Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jackson has a chance to play in the team's Nov. 7 game.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** WR Corey Davis (TEN) should be available to play in Week 9, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. Davis has been running and is expected to participate in practice next week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Decker (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (TEN) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (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 .

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin Gage (TEN) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin Gage (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin Gage (TEN) practiced fully on Friday but is and is officially questionable to play in Week 8. However, barring a setback, he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin Gage (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday. "It just all depends on how the week goes," he said.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Givens (TEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to get at least a few snaps this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Givens (TEN) returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since his injury. Givens said after practice that while the injury is still painful, he is prepared to play through pain. “There's a lot of pain,” Givens said. “I just got my cast and my pin out (of thumb) on Monday. The pain is expected to be there. For the most part, I just have to be able to take the pain. My pain tolerance level really just has to rise. If it was up to me I think I would be ready to go. It'll be a game time situation. We'll have to see when the time comes. Right now I'm just going day to day.”

WR David Givens (TEN) had the pin removed from his injured hand Monday morning. "It will be a situation where he’ll have to go out and experiment. We’re going to have to protect it. If he’s able to catch and handle the ball, he’ll be probably a game-time decision but he’s certainly a lot closer now," HC Jeff Fisher said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tajae Sharpe (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

WR Tajae Sharpe (TEN) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

WR Tajae Sharpe (TEN) was diagnosed with a sprained knee despite playing 61-of-74 snaps in a Week 7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jamison Crowder (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jamison Crowder (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jamison Crowder (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) did not practice on Thursday. HC Jim Zorn said the team will rest rookie WR Malcolm Kelly through the bye week and then decide whether to put him on injured-reserve. Zorn said they will push Kelly hard in practice when he comes back to the field and are hoping for the best, but admitted, "it's heading towards ending his season."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) has suffered another setback in his recovery from knee problems, according to HC Jim Zorn. Kelly was unable to practice fully today after his knee swelled again, Zorn said. It has been drained frequently since preseason knee surgery and Kelly has been unable to play or practice regularly. He will undergo another MRI today. "It swelled up again in the last couple of days" Zorn said, saying the team will decide whether to continue giving Kelly time to get healthy or opt for "another guy."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrelle Pryor (WAS) played only one offensive snap during the first half of the team's Monday Night loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He played just 30 snaps total and caught two passes for 14 yards.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Terrelle Pryor (WAS) says he has "looked up" to New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis since he was in high school and has been waiting to play against Revis for a long time.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrelle Pryor (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrelle Pryor (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrelle Pryor (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Tight End

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jim Dray (ARI) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Dray (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jim Dray (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Dray (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jim Dray (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jim Dray (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermaine Gresham (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Troy Niklas (ARI) is out for this weekend's game.

TE Marcus Pollard (ATL) is likely to have surgery according to HC Mike Holmgren. He hopes Pollard will be able to play against Cleveland on Nov. 4.

*** Friday Update *** TE Gavin Escobar (BAL) is moving closer to 50 percent of the offensive snaps as the team uses fewer three-wide receiver sets. Escobar had three catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 7 win over the New York Giants.

*** Friday Update *** TE Crockett Gillmore (BAL) will receive the start at tight end in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Ravens appear to have plenty of confidence in him. "He gets better every day as a receiver," head coach John Harbaugh said. "He's not the fastest guy in the world --- not to be confused with a speed merchant -- but he has good hands. He has very good body control. The big tight ends are really valuable in this league because they have catch radius and they can get away from a defender. It's hard to cover them one-on-one. That'd be a big asset for us if he could keep growing that way." However, fullback Kyle Juszczyk could be the one that replaces Owen Daniels (knee) in the passing game. Juszczyk is more polished as a receiver than Gillmore and can play down the seam. Juszczyk led the team with 10 catches for 90 yards in the preseason. The Bengals have allowed opposing tight ends to average 121 receiving yards and four touchdowns in the last three weeks.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Darren Waller (BAL) (hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Oct. 28.

TE Ben Watson (BAL) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Watson (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Watson (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. He's looking more on the doubtful side.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Maxx Williams (BAL) is out for this week's game.

TE Maxx Williams (BAL) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Maxx Williams (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Maxx Williams (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Maxx Williams (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** 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 weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Martin (BUF) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Martin (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE David Martin (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE David Martin (BUF) will be a game time decision but we're pessimistic Saturday night that he'll be able to play. Donald Lee would see plenty of action if Martin can't go.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Martin (BUF) did not practice on Friday and will be game-time decision for week eight. He was added to the injury report as questionable Friday with a groin injury according to the leauge. The AP is reporting it as a hamstring injury. Martin didn't sound too certain about playing Sunday. ``Right now, it's up in the air.'' He hurt himself in practice Thursday: ``I was running and just cut a little quick.''

*** Friday Update *** TE Ryan Neufeld (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Neufeld (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ryan Neufeld (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Logan Thomas (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Greg Olsen (CAR) expects to practice when he is eligible to do so next week after going on the Reserve/Injured list after suffering a broken right foot in Week 3.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE Greg Olsen (CAR) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) Dan Pompei, of the Chicago Tribune, reports that opponents of the Bears have been scheming to contain Greg Olsen. "A lot of people game plan for him because he is such a good player," said one defensive coach who faced the Bears recently. "Usually we try to do something with the best opposing players. We were very conscious of him, made sure we knew where he was going to be. That's part of what's going on with him." Pompei also reports that Olsen has been on the sidelines for some one TE sets, something that offensive coordinator Ron Turner regrets. "That's not going to happen again," Turner said. "It's on us, and we've addressed it."

*** Friday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Dion Sims (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dion Sims (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kevin Brock (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kevin Brock (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kevin Brock (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tyler Eifert (CIN) should play a "much closer to full" role against the Washington Redskins in Week 8 after being limited to 15 snaps in a Week 7 versus the Cleveland Browns, according to ESPN's Katherine Terrell.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Hewitt (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Seth DeValve (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Seth DeValve (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Greg Estandia (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. He will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Greg Estandia (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chase Ford (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ryan Taylor (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Taylor (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ryan Taylor (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE James Hanna (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE James Hanna (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James Hanna (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) posted four receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers. With the score, Witten broke a tie with Michael Irvin for sole possession of third-place on the club's all-time receiving touchdowns list.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) has to block more after the loss of T Flozell Adams. "If we pass it 25 times, usually I'm going out on 22 [pass] routes," Witten said of an offense with Adams playing. "Now, if we're trying 25 passes, it's 12 or 15. It's a different role for me, and I have to accept it." The team is keeping Witten in to block and assist the weakened offensive line. "It's totally different," Witten said. "Now you are protecting and helping block. It's another body on those guys. It's not always a double team. It's, 'Chip this guy, watch this guy and then get out [into a pattern].'"

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dwayne Carswell (DEN) was involved in a serious car accident. He suffered fractured ribs, ruptured his diaphragm and spleen and sustained internal injuries. He will miss the rest of the season.

*** Thursday Update *** TE A.J. Derby (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

TE A.J. Derby (DEN) was traded to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2017 fifth-round draft pick.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeb Putzier (DEN) practiced on Friday but is at best a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeb Putzier (DEN) missed practice and is questionable to play this week with his foot injury.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Dorin Dickerson (DET) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dorin Dickerson (DET) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) practiced fully on Thursday. Ebron is expected to play against the Houston Texans in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Eric Ebron (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Darren Fells (DET) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Darren Fells (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Darren Fells (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Darren Fells (DET) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Darren Fells (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Darren Fells (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Will Heller (DET) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Will Heller (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Will Heller (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Ausberry (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

TE Kevin Boss (FA) CBSSports.com reports Kevin Boss was seen leaving the X-ray room following Week 7. Boss received a helmet-to-helmet hit late in the game and was slow to get to his feet.

Also, Mike Garafolo, of the Newark Star-Ledger, reports that Boss and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin both denied that Boss suffered a concussion vs. the Cardinals, instead calling his condition "general soreness".

*** Saturday Update *** TE John Carlson (FA) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he believes TE John Carlson (concussion) will not miss the rest of the season due to a concussion. Carlson has a history of concussion issues. "Not at this point," Frazier said. "None of the doctors have indicated to me that it's something we have to be concerned about long-term. There will be a lot more discussions, because he hasn't been cleared yet, but at this point, no, not a concern about his long-term future."

*** Friday Update *** TE John Carlson (FA) has yet to be cleared from his concussion, but he could be ready to go in time for practice Monday, Oct. 29.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE John Carlson (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

TE John Carlson (FA) did not practice on Tuesday .

TE John Carlson (FA) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said John Carlson likely will not play Week 8 because he is experiencing concussion symptoms.

*** Friday Update *** TE James Casey (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE James Casey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James Casey (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James Casey (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE James Casey (FA) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, Oct. 24, that James Casey (pectoral) might be ready to return in Week 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "James should be back at practice on Wednesday if there's no setbacks here over the course of the next two days," Kubiak said.

*** Friday Update *** TE James Casey (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

TE Dallas Clark (FA) The Colts have placed Dallas Clark on Injured Reserve, the team announced Tuesday, Oct. 26.

*** Friday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) did not practice on Thursday but is expected to play in week eight.

*** Friday Update *** TE Chase Coffman (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chase Coffman (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chase Coffman (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ernie Conwell (FA) did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ernie Conwell (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ernie Conwell (FA) made it back to practice on Friday and is expected to start in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ernie Conwell (FA) missed practice again on Thursday and is looking iffy to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ernie Conwell (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week eight with his injured knee.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Chris Cooley is in shape, and said the Redskins won't know how his body responds to contact until after the team's Week 8 game.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) said he is not sure what his role will be will Week 8 but expects to see playing time. "I'm assuming I'll play whatever they need me to play," Cooley said. "We'll see how we go from there... And that could change as the game goes on, depending on what personnel [groups] we're in and what we're doing."

TE Chris Cooley (FA) has been placed on the Injured Reserve list and will miss the remainder of the season.

*** Friday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 29, reports Ryan O'Halloran, of CSNWashington.com. He is listed as questionable for Week 8 but is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Redskins head coach Jim Zorn said on his radio show Wednesday, Oct. 28, that Chris Cooley's surgery to insert three screws for his right ankle fracture was a success. Cooley could be back in four weeks. Zorn said, "The first thought was that he was going to be out eight weeks; this particular surgery was done - it was very non-evasive procedure and it was done in such a way that it if all goes well, will get him back in as little as four weeks."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) Chris Cooley said on his Twitter page that he was scheduled to get three pins placed in his ankle during surgery Wednesday, Oct. 28. He hopes to be able to return in four weeks.

TE Chris Cooley (FA) The Associated Press reported Tuesday afternoon that Chris Cooley will likely be placed on the Injured Reserve List after breaking his right ankle Monday, Oct. 26.

In the early afternoon, ESPN.com reported the Redskins would place Cooley (ankle) on Injured Reserve, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The source said Cooley would undergo surgery later this week.

However, Adam Schefter, of ESPN, later reported via Twitter that a foot specialist said the broken ankle was not as bad as initially thought, and Cooley may be able to play in four weeks.

TE Alge Crumpler (FA) will not require additional surgery on a lingering left knee injury. "The combination of the knee and the ankle put some stress on his old knee injury so it's really [needed] rest," HC Bobby Petrino said. "Hopefully, he'll come back from the bye week ready for the San Francisco game like he did when he took the rest in preseason camp, feeling refreshed and faster. That's what we're hoping for."

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Jeff Cumberland (FA) said he suffered what has been described as a dislocated hand in Week 7. He said he expects to return after the team's Week 9 bye.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) is out for this weekend's game. Daniels underwent a cleanup procedure on his knee and will not play in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach John Harbaugh said he doesn't expect Daniels to miss much time, but Daniels will reportedly miss 2-4 weeks.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Owen Daniels (FA) was targeted by Joe Flacco nine times Sunday, Oct. 19, and caught six balls for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 7. Daniels is second on the team with 27 catches, 275 yards and three touchdowns. "He makes catches in traffic," Flacco said. "He obviously has held onto the ball a lot of times while getting hit by two guys, even one in the end zone. So, yes, I have a lot of confidence throwing to him."

*** 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.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Davis (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Davis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Demarcus Dobbs (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Demarcus Dobbs (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Demarcus Dobbs (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Larry Donnell (FA) is just scratching the surface, according to tight ends coach Kevin M. Gilbride. Some of his mistakes, including fumbles and blocking deficiencies, are simply the product of a player at the low end of his ultimate progression. "He's so green with everything he does," Gilbride said. "He hasn't been playing the position for very long. But he works at it, he tries to get better and it's paid off in the passing game and he's getting better every week in the run game."

*** 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.

*** Friday Update *** TE Derek Fine (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Derek Fine (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Derek Fine (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) was released from a hospital Thursday, Oct. 24, and returned to his home in Green Bay. He faces a long medical evaluation process before he has any thoughts about returning to the field. Head coach Mike McCarthy said no decision will be made until all of Finley's medical reports are in.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) is out for this weekend's game. A highly regarded spinal surgeon said that Finley is unlikely to return without having spinal surgery. Wellington Hsu, an endowed professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and practicing surgeon with offices in Chicago, said that in most cases when a football player suffers spinal cord bruising it is a sign there is something amiss in the spinal canal that must be corrected. "If everything is normal there should be enough space in the spinal canal to absorb the force of that hit," Hsu said. "If there isn't enough space, then the spinal canal doesn't take the jolt very well."

Finley remains in the hospital but continues to improve. Finley continues to seek opinions from other specialists on his condition. Putting him on season-ending Injured Reserve seems to be a real option for the club at this juncture. "We're going to wait until everything comes in," McCarthy said about Finley and his test results. "We'll do our due diligence and, obviously, not be premature on anything. We'll do what's in the best interest of Jermichael."

Finley said he expects to be released from the hospital Thursday, Oct. 24.

TE Jermichael Finley (FA) suffered a bruised spinal cord in his neck in the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns. While all signs have been encouraging after undergoing further tests Monday, Oct. 21, his evaluation will be an extensive process, according to league sources, with his return indefinite.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) QB Aaron Rodgers said he does not have chemistry issues with Jermichael Finley, adding there are multiple reasons why Finley is not having a big statistical campaign. "The stats for him are obviously not exactly where you'd want them to be, but you have to understand that he's been playing with an injury and a lot of times he's been the guy that teams are trying to take away," Rodgers said. "There were a number of plays (in Week 7) where he's had two guys, one inside and one outside lined up on him, and just trying to take him away. It just lets other guys have the one-on-one opportunities and make the most of them. And I think he understands that if he's one-on-one that's usually where I'm going to look first but because of the respect of his talent teams usually pay a little more attention to him."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) QB Aaron Rodgers said he does not have chemistry issues with Jermichael Finley (shoulder), adding there are multiple reasons why Finley is not having a big statistical campaign. "The stats for him are obviously not exactly where you'd want them to be, but you have to understand that he's been playing with an injury and a lot of times he's been the guy that teams are trying to take away," Rodgers said. "There were a number of plays (in Week 7) where he's had two guys, one inside and one outside lined up on him, and just trying to take him away. It just lets other guys have the one-on-one opportunities and make the most of them. And I think he understands that if he's one-on-one that's usually where I'm going to look first but because of the respect of his talent teams usually pay a little more attention to him."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) QB Aaron Rodgers said he does not have chemistry issues with Jermichael Finley (shoulder), adding there are multiple reasons why Finley is not having a big statistical campaign. "The stats for him are obviously not exactly where you'd want them to be, but you have to understand that he's been playing with an injury and a lot of times he's been the guy that teams are trying to take away," Rodgers said. "There were a number of plays (in Week 7) where he's had two guys, one inside and one outside lined up on him, and just trying to take him away. It just lets other guys have the one-on-one opportunities and make the most of them. And I think he understands that if he's one-on-one that's usually where I'm going to look first but because of the respect of his talent teams usually pay a little more attention to him."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) QB Aaron Rodgers said he does not have chemistry issues with Jermichael Finley (shoulder), adding there are multiple reasons why Finley is not having a big statistical campaign. "The stats for him are obviously not exactly where you'd want them to be, but you have to understand that he's been playing with an injury and a lot of times he's been the guy that teams are trying to take away," Rodgers said. "There were a number of plays (in Week 7) where he's had two guys, one inside and one outside lined up on him, and just trying to take him away. It just lets other guys have the one-on-one opportunities and make the most of them. And I think he understands that if he's one-on-one that's usually where I'm going to look first but because of the respect of his talent teams usually pay a little more attention to him."

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Finley may be able to play in Week 8 despite not practicing this week.

The Green Bay Press Gazette had this to say: Obviously (his chances to play are), iffy at best. But since injuring his knee last week at Cleveland and spending most of that game on crutches, he’s been rehabilitating his knee “around the clock,” according to McCarthy. At least publicly, the Packers are holding out hope he’ll be ready by Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Casey Fitzsimmons (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Casey Fitzsimmons (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Casey Fitzsimmons (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE John Paul Foschi (FA) Joe Reedy, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports John Paul Foschi has moved ahead of Daniel Coats on the depth chart.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Michael Gaines (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Gaines (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

TE Ladarius Green (FA) told the media he expects to speak with head coach Mike Tomlin on Monday, Oct. 24, in hopes he can begin practice during the team's Week 8 bye.

TE Ladarius Green (FA) hasn't seen his role expand this year after head coach Mike McCoy expected him to earn a much bigger role in the offense in the offseason. Green wasn't thrown to at all in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs after being featured extensively against them last year.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Hartsock (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Hartsock (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Hartsock (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Spencer Havner (FA) Tom Fanning, of Packers.com, reports Spencer Havner could see increased playing time at tight end Week 8 if TE Jermichael Finley does not play in the game.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) will test his hamstring injury in the morning Sunday, Oct. 30, before the Week 8 game against the Baltimore Ravens, his former team. Heap might be relegated to a limited role, seeing time in the red zone and third down situations.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) could miss the team's Week 8 game with a hamstring injury. "It's honestly hard to say," Heap said. "There are a lot of other injuries where I could say 100 percent I'm playing in this game. Hamstrings are a different issue. With these things, you just take it one day a time. As much as I'd want to say what's exactly going to happen, I can't say much more than that."

*** Friday Update *** TE Steve Heiden (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8. He will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Steve Heiden (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Steve Heiden (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Steve Heiden (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Steve Heiden (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. "I'm expecting to have him available," HC Romeo Crennel said of Heiden. Added Heiden, "We'll treat it and see how it goes. It's not too bad. As of now, I would say I will play."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Steve Heiden (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) is not responding well to treatment for his injured ankle, and he has struggled to cut. He will miss the team's Week 8 matchup against the St. Louis Rams and will have more time to rest during the bye week next week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) was on the field for 50 of the team's 61 plays in Week 7, reports ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. The Patriots used Hernandez for that many plays because he is seen as a receiver-type option in certain packages as well as a traditional tight end in other formations.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Housler (FA) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rob Housler (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Housler (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE David Johnson (FA) Johnson's workload will be monitored going forward so the team doesn't "burn the wheels off of him," offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ryan Krause (FA) will not play this week.

*** Friday Update *** TE Nate Lawrie (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Nate Lawrie (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Nate Lawrie (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Mike McNeill (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Mike McNeill (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

TE Billy Miller (FA) The Saints re-signed TE Billy Miller on Monday to fill a void created when TE Ernie Conwell went out with a knee injury in the Saints' win over Philadelphia. Miller, now in his eighth season, was one of HC Sean Payton's final cuts at the end of the preseason.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Heath Miller (FA) could be more involved in the offense as players and coaches have spoken openly about doing so. With Ben Roethlisberger back in action, it's a boost for the entire offense. Miller is one of Roethlisberger's favorite targets, and we could see an uptick in production from the veteran.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Heath Miller (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Heath Miller (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** 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) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Heath Miller (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) is making progress but his rehab has gone slower than the team had hoped, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Miller is meeting with a doctor this week.

TE Zach Miller (FA) will not be able to play in Week 8.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) has been fully cleared to participate in practice and is progressing toward playing in the team's Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Zach Miller (FA) likely won't be cleared to return to practice until at least mid-week. "This was a serious concussion, obviously, so we'll have to wait and see what happens Wednesday and Thursday and see where we are," head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Oct. 24.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Shawn Nelson (FA) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Shawn Nelson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Palmer (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Palmer (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Patrick (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Patrick (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Patrick (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Logan Paulsen (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Logan Paulsen (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Logan Paulsen (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Logan Paulsen (FA) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said that Logan Paulsen is the team's No. 1 tight end heading into the team's Week 8 game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend. Pettigrew will be a game-time decision Sunday, Oct. 26.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (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 weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (FA) Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Dennis Pitta (hip) has not suffered any setbacks and is on track to return to the team at some point in November.

TE Dennis Pitta (FA) The Ravens are not expecting Dennis Pitta (hip) to return until mid-to-late November. Pitta is working out regularly but his return to the field is not imminent.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jason Pociask (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jason Pociask (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jason Pociask (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE MyCole Pruitt (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** TE MyCole Pruitt (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE MyCole Pruitt (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Andrew Quarless (FA) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday, Oct. 26, that Andrew Quarless (knee) will not be activated from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform list this week, but the tight end has made progress. The team will wait another week before making a decision on whether to activate Quarless.

*** Friday Update *** TE Konrad Reuland (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Konrad Reuland (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Konrad Reuland (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (FA) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Sean Ryan (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Sean Ryan (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Sean Ryan (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Scheffler (FA) is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Scheffler (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Tony Scheffler (FA) re-aggravated a foot injury during the team's Week 7 game. When asked to comment on the injury, Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said "(Scheffler) is still a little bit sore. Exactly how bad that is, we'll find out Wednesday."

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Schobel (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Visanthe Shiancoe (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Visanthe Shiancoe (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Visanthe Shiancoe (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Visanthe Shiancoe (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Visanthe Shiancoe (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Visanthe Shiancoe (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. But how well he's able to play remains to be seen. He's struggled to stay healthy and on the field.

*** Thursday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. Smith says he's feeling better to the point where he feels he can make a solid contribution to the offense, beginning this week at Minnesota. He has been slow to recover from hip and groin injuries all year.

*** 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 barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Stephen Spach (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Stephen Spach (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Stephen Spach (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Stewart (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tony Stewart (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 8.

TE Ben Troupe (FA) was placed on the injured reserve list.

TE Ben Troupe (FA) hasn't carried over some of the things he's done on the practice field to the playing field on Sundays. In games he's been hesitant, according to HC Jeff Fisher. "Ben has to become more consistent in the little things he is doing," Fisher said. "He has made a number of mistakes earlier this year that is somewhat cause for alarm, however he has done a good job and is very, very talented. He has shown the last couple of years that he has the potential to make big plays. Obviously we are going to try to keep him involved as much as we can."

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Cole Wick (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** TE Randal Williams (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** 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.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) Winslow's appeal of his suspension won't be heard until Tuesday, which means he definitely will not be available Sunday in Jacksonville. If Winslow should win his appeal, he would recoup some or all of his game check of $235,294. GM Phil Savage spoke for the first time regarding the suspension of TE Kellen Winslow. On WTAM radio, Savage said the following: "After all of us had been through since 2005, the comments really called into question the integrity of our medical staff and the organization as a whole," Savage said. "To compromise that trust after the Browns had stood by Kellen through the motorcycle episode and knowing without question we had done everything in our power to combat this staph infection problem, it just showed a lack of professional restraint. The Browns are bigger than one person, bigger than Randy Lerner, bigger than Romeo Crennel, bigger than me and bigger than any player on this team. We couldn't and won't allow one person to tear down the organization, so we had to do something." Savage said that he would "gladly" welcome back Winslow after the suspension "if he's willing to do the things he said publicly he's willing to do."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) appealed his one-game suspension for critical comments he made about the Cleveland Browns' handling of his hospitalization with a staph infection.

TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) said on Sunday that he was upset with the team's handling of his recent hospitalization and subsequent media coverage associated with what he revealed was a staph infection. "I heard from Romeo Crennel and I heard from my position coach [Alfredo Roberts] when I was in the Clinic. I heard from my teammates," Winslow said. "But I never heard from the main man - Phil Savage - and that really disappoints me. Sometimes I don't even feel a part of this team." On Tuesday, the team suspended Winslow for Week 8 because of his public comments.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Yoder (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Yoder (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Yoder (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Todd Yoder (FA) was kicked in the hamstring during the Week 7 game. It's badly bruised, but he is not expected to miss time.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (GB) Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com, says Bennett's ankle injury "is not considered a situation that should affect his availability" against the Buffalo Bills.

*** Friday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (GB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (GB) did not practice on Wednesday. Bennett said he expects to practice Thursday, Oct. 23, and play in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** TE Lance Kendricks (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Lance Kendricks (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Lance Kendricks (GB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jack Doyle (IND) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jack Doyle (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bryan Fletcher (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Fendi Onobun (JAX) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Fendi Onobun (JAX) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony Becht (KC) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Anthony Becht (KC) practiced on Wednesday but is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game.

*** 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.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Travis Kelce (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Travis Kelce (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected 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. made his return to the lineup in Week 7 against the Houston Texans after a four-game absence, and he did not skip a beat. Fasano was used on 91 percent of his team's offensive snaps. Fasano nearly scored twice, but he was chopped down at the 1-yard line on a pair of catches. "I just tried to help any way I could," Fasano said Tuesday, Oct. 22. "Hopefully (the injuries are) over for a long time."

*** Saturday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (MIA) David J. Neal, of the Miami Herald, reports TEs Anthony Fasano and Joey Haynos have combined for 11 receptions and 115 yards with one touchdown so far this season. However, both tight ends have been solid blockers in the running game. According to head coach Tony Sparano, opponents have played their safeties down in the middle of the field, which doesn't allow the tight ends room to work the area without great effort. "When you are running the ball as well as we are running the ball, not too many teams are going to sit there and say, 'Hey, we are going to put two of these guys deep and just try to stop this thing with seven guys,'" Sparano said. "That is not what is happening."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

TE Julius Thomas (MIA) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

TE Julius Thomas (MIA) did not practice on Tuesday.

TE Julius Thomas (MIA) is dealing with a mild groin injury.

*** Friday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dwayne Allen (NE) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dwayne Allen (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dwayne Allen (NE) did not practice on Wednesday. Allen is expected to be sidelined for three to five weeks because of his ankle injury. Allen was not walking with crutches or an obvious limp in the locker room Wednesday, Oct. 26.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dwayne Allen (NE) said he was not expecting to be as involved in the red zone as he has been this season. He has five touchdowns in seven games, and three of those scores have come on plays in the red zone.

TE Dwayne Allen (NE) said he is still working his way back to pre-injury form, but he looks a lot better than he did in training camp, according to beat writer Stephen Holder. Allen has 33 catches for 305 yards and five touchdowns thus far.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Fred Davis (NE) said in a radio interview Tuesday, Oct. 22, that he hasn't asked for a trade, but indicated he would not necessarily mind one either if it gave him a better chance to receive playing time. "At the end of day, I look at it as I'm a Redskin right now until I hear differently," Davis said. "I want to help my team any way I can until then."

TE Fred Davis (NE) The Redskins are looking to trade Fred Davis before the trade deadline.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Fred Davis (NE) underwent successful Achilles surgery Wednesday, Oct. 24.

TE Fred Davis (NE) The Redskins have placed Fred Davis (Achilles) on Injured Reserve. The team has re-signed Chris Cooley.

TE Fred Davis (NE) Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Fred Davis had planned on returning to Los Angeles, where he attended Southern California, during the upcoming bye week. However, now that Davis is the team's primary option at tight end with the loss of Chris Cooley, he will stay and prepare at the team's facility. Davis caught eight passes for 78 yards and one touchdown in Week 7. "Not the way you want it," Davis said of his new role. "But this is an opportunity. That's how this league is. One guy goes out, you got to be able to fill the shoes - or try. In this situation, that's why they drafted me in the second round."

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** 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) said he feels fine after his season debut in Week 7. "I felt good," he said. "Everything checked out well. And all with the injury stuff and everything, I'm going to tell you guys now that that's all going to be in the past, so I won't be answering any more questions about that and the focus now is about the opponents coming up on the week." Gronkowski said he will continue to wear the pad over his arm to protect his surgically repaired forearm and probably will wear it for the rest of the season.

*** 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) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jacob Hollister (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jacob Hollister (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Steve Maneri (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Steve Maneri (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Steve Maneri (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (NO) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE Tom Crabtree (NO) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE John Gilmore (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE John Gilmore (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE John Gilmore (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Graham (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Daniel Graham (NO) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Daniel Graham (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Graham (NO) partially participated in Friday’s practice and is at best a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** 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) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (NYG) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (NYG) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

*** 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) practiced fully on Friday and is expected 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.

*** Friday Update *** TE George Wrighster (NYG) has signed a five-year, $7.5 million extension that will keep him with the team through the 2011 season. With Kyle Brady becoming a free agent after the season, the extension shows the team's future at the tight end position is solid with Wrighster and 2006 first-round pick Marcedes Lewis.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Leggett (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Leggett (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Adrien Robinson (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Adrien Robinson (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Adrien Robinson (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Adrien Robinson (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** 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 but is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) could return to action in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons. Head coach Lovie Smith said Monday, Oct. 26, that he's looking forward to having his starting tight end back. Seferian-Jenkins has missed the last four games.

TE Neal Sterling (NYJ) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jared Cook (OAK) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jared Cook (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jared Cook (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Jared Cook (OAK) said he will not resume practicing this week as he continues to nurse a sprained right ankle.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Lee Smith (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Lee Smith (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Clive Walford (OAK) received a season-high 28 offensive snaps in the team's Week 7 game. Head coach Jack Del Rio said Walford will be more involved as the season goes on.

*** 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.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Vance McDonald (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vance McDonald (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Vance McDonald (PIT) appears to be on track to play in Week 8 versus the Detroit Lions despite dealing with a knee bruise, but head coach Mike Tomlin suggested the injury could affect his participation in practice this week.

*** Friday Update *** TE Leonard Pope (PIT) will not play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Leonard Pope (PIT) did not practice on Thursday. Pope was in a walking boot to take pressure off his sore right foot and ankle. He hopes to be able to practice on Friday and play in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Leonard Pope (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week. ESPN reported "Chargers coach Mike McCoy said that even though Gates did not practice, he knows the offense well enough and could play if trainers give the veteran tight end the green light on Sunday."

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Wednesday. Gates hasn't practiced at all since spraining the medial collateral ligament in his knee against the Green Bay Packers in Week 6.

TE Antonio Gates (SD) has foregone an MRI exam on the left medial collateral ligament sprain in his knee, and he's listening to his body on when he might be able to return to the field. His injury could keep him out several weeks, and he could undergo an MRI exam this week if he doesn't see any progress. "I'm playing it by ear," Gates said. "I'll see how it feels on Wednesday, Thursday. If I still can't go, then I'm going to try to look at it to see what the root of the problem is, what really is going on. Right now, it's a feel thing. I know my body. (The athletic trainers) trust me to make the right choice."

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) said he still deals with the rib injury that he suffered Week 1 from time to time.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) practiced Saturday and is listed as probable for Monday night's game against Kansas City.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Friday. Head coach Norv Turner confirmed Friday evening that Gates missed practice as part of the Chargers' plan.

TE Antonio Gates (SD) said Monday, Oct. 24, that he was sore following his return to action in Week 7 against the New York Jets. "It's kind of exciting to get back to where I'm just feeling sore and not feeling I have to take a full week off," Gates said.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Antonio Gates (SD) said he was not 100 percent during the team's Week 7 game but trying to help however he could and ended the game with four catches for 50 yards and a touchdown, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I wasn't myself. But, you know, some times you go out to set an example. You go out and try to do whatever you can. It might not take 100 yards to win a football game. It might just take you being out there, and that is what I was trying to implement today," Gates said. He received a pain killing injection before the game.

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

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week eight.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) practiced on Thursday and is expected to start as normal in week eight.

*** Friday Update *** TE Hunter Henry (SD) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week. ESPN reports Henry says he plans to play on Sunday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Hunter Henry (SD) practiced fully on Thursday. Head coach Mike McCoy said he is "hopeful" Henry will be able to play in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Hunter Henry (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. He's hopeful he will be cleared to play in this week's game.

TE Hunter Henry (SD) is going through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Henry dealt with symptoms after the team's Week 7 game.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (SD) saw a significant drop in his playing time in Week 7 against the Houston Texans following the return of Anthony Fasano. McGrath went from playing 87 percent of his team's offensive snaps in four games when Fasano was sidelined, to just 27 percent of the snaps in Week 7 against the Houston Texans.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chris Baker (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chris Baker (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Chris Baker (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chris Baker (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chris Baker (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) played 30 offensive snaps (41 percent of the offense) in Week 7 Sunday, Oct. 19. He was targeted twice but was shut out in the loss to the Detroit Lions.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. He is expected to be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday. "Each day we'll just take a peak on how he's progressing and be smart about it," head coach Sean Payton said.

TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) is uncertain to play in Week 8. If the team had played in Week 7, it would have been hard for him to suit up.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) is a game time decision, and what makes things more difficult for fantasy owners is the fact it's a Sunday night game. We won't know anything about Graham's playing status until late Sunday afternoon. Start him if he plays against a Broncos defense that struggles to cover elite TEs. Even banged up he could have a nice fantasy day.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** 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) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) has been targeted 66 times through the first seven games, which is almost twice the number of any other receiver or tight end on the roster. Drew Brees has really zeroed in on him in the red zone thanks to Graham's 6-foot-6 height and leaping ability. Graham is starting to draw double teams, especially in the red zone.

*** Friday Update *** TE Luke Willson (SEA) is out for this week's game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Luke Willson (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE Luke Willson (SEA) may be able to play in Week 8, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Taylor Thompson (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Taylor Thompson (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Taylor Thompson (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) suffered a bone bruise in his ankle in overtime against the Cleveland Browns in Week 8. A timetable for his return was not disclosed.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

TE Delanie Walker (TEN) practiced fully on Tuesday.

TE Delanie Walker (TEN) came away from his team's Week 7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts with a bruised chest, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) did not practice on Thursday. Davis said he expects to play in the team's Week 8 game even though he has missed two days of practice this week, reports CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) is the only player not practicing with the 49ers. He is expected to miss two more games after suffering a broken right fibula in Week 3.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday. He is still out and will not play this weekend.

TE Vernon Davis (WAS) will miss at least one more week while getting back to full strength on his broken leg. Before San Francisco's bye week, Davis was eager to get back against Chicago. Now he's being more cautious. "I kind of want to take it easy a little bit," said Davis, who got off crutches last week. "I don't want to rush anything."

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) is expected to play Sunday per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Reed has been cleared to travel to London for the team's Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. There is optimism he'll be cleared and available to play in Sunday's game.

TE Jordan Reed (WAS) has been cleared to return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 26, after missing the last two weeks due to a concussion.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Alex Smith (WAS) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Alex Smith (WAS) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Alex Smith (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday.

Kicker

*** Friday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

"I've been out there all week practicing," Dawson said Friday. "I practiced a couple times last week too. It wasn't the first time, but it was a good day of preparation. It was a good week of preparation. I felt like I got a lot done. I'm optimistic. We'll have to talk to the doctors. Obviously, the coaches make the decision. Like I said a week or two ago, there will be no one more excited than I will be if I get the green light."

Dawson's main focus this week has been working on kickoffs. "You can take field goals off for a while, but not kicking off for a while, it takes time to get that back," he said. "I had to spend some time working on that and trying to get that back. If I get the chance to go out there, we'll see how it feels."

*** Thursday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Steve Hauschka (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Steve Hauschka (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Roberto Aguayo (CAR) signed with the Carolina Panthers' practice squad Wednesday, Oct. 25.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Graham Gano (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Graham Gano (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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