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Week 9 Players in the News


The Latest News

Quarterback

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) did not practice on Thursday. However, head coach Jason Garrett remains hopeful that Romo can play in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. "He's not ruled out for this game by any means," Garrett said. "He's getting himself mentally ready. He's in the meetings. He's a part of our football team, and hopefully as the week goes on, it feels better and he can function and it'll give him a chance to play." Romo and the team continue to say that his injury is not related to his disc problem that he had surgery on last year. Romo said he'd play if the question is only about pain tolerance. Garrett said the team is calling the injury a bone contusion. The Cowboys are looking into modifications for Romo's pads if he is to play Sunday, Nov. 2.

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday. Griffin received most of the work with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, Oct. 30, and will start in Week 9 if he does not have any setbacks, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden said the team believes Griffin is 100 percent physically but want to make sure he is up to speed mentally.

Running Back

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stepfan Taylor (ARI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Justin Forsett (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Forsett (ankle) said he will be fine for the team's Week 9 game after being hobbled in Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Giovani Bernard (CIN) did not practice on Thursday. Bernard has a hip pointer and clavicle which is bothering him, and he could miss the Week 9 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to beat writer Richard Skinner. The team has a quick turnaround with a game Thursday, Nov. 6, in Week 10.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montee Ball (DEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Hillman (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Juwan Thompson (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) will continue to have a role in the offense even when Reggie Bush (ankle) returns to the lineup, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alfred Blue (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cyrus Gray (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (NYG) did not practice on Thursday. Sources indicate that Jennings has been ruled out for Week 9.

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

Also, Johnson said he is frustrated with his small role on offense as well as the team's struggles. "Of course I'm frustrated," Johnson said. "On top of having a limited role, not playing as much as I want to play and then on top of that we're 1-7. It's frustrating." Johnson and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg discussed the possibility of expanded his role two weeks ago, but that hasn't come to fruition. Head coach Rex Ryan insisted that Johnson isn't being phased out of the offense. Johnson received only 16 snaps in the team's Week 8 game. He rushed for seven yards on three carries and caught two passes for 13 yards.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamize Olawale (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) did not practice on Thursday. Mathews, reportedly, is likely to sit out of the Week 9 game and return after the Week 10 bye.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Charles Sims (TB) could have 10 or more touches in Week 9, in the opinion of beat writer Greg Auman.

Wide Receiver

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Campanaro (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR A.J. Green (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Allen Hurns (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Junior Hemingway (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Salas (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Brown (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenbrell Thompkins (OAK) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeff Maehl (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (TB) tweaked his hamstring during practice Thursday, Oct. 30.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Tight End

*** Thursday Update *** TE Troy Niklas (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (BAL) According to The Baltimore Sun’s Jon Meoli, Dennis Pitta may never be able to play football again after two surgeries on a fractured and dislocated hip in as many seasons. It’s been about five weeks since Pitta reportedly underwent successful surgery to repair his second fractured and dislocated hip, but doctors still don’t know whether it will prevent Pitta from playing the game of football again. "It’s tough," Pitta told Meoli. "I have to be patient right now, I have to let myself heal and take it one day at a time and begin my rehab and work hard doing that when I can. It’s a tough process and something, unfortunately, I have been through before and will get through again. In a few months, we’ll see how I’m feeling and how things are going, and we’ll be able to make some determinations then. It’s still too early to kind of tell, and I’ll continue on like I did last year and get myself ready to get back on the field."

*** Thursday Update *** TE Andre Smith (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Travis Kelce (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Charles Clay (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dion Sims (MIA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chase Ford (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Ausberry (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

Kicker

*** Thursday Update *** PK Brandon McManus (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

Offensive Line

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G Marshal Yanda partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) G/C Mike Pollak practiced fully on Thursday.

T Andre Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Kevin Zeitler did not practice on Thursday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Doug Free did not practice on Thursday.

G Ronald Leary did not practice on Thursday.

T Jermey Parnell practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Louis Vasquez partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Luke Joeckel partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) G Mike McGlynn practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G Daryn Colledge did not practice on Thursday due illness (migraine).

G Nate Garner partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Mike Pouncey partially participated in Thursday's practice.

LS John Denney practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Cameron Fleming partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Oday Aboushi practiced fully on Thursday.

G Willie Colon practiced fully on Thursday.

C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Todd Herremans practiced fully on Thursday.

C Jason Kelce practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marcus Gilbert practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C/G Rich Ohrnberger practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T Anthony Collins did not practice on Thursday.

C Evan Dietrich-Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Defensive Line

Linebacker

Defensive Back

General Team News

*** Thursday Update *** TM New York Giants (NYG) P Steve Weatherford partially participated in Thursday's practice.


All the news

Quarterback

*** Thursday Update *** QB Max Hall (ARI) Derek Anderson has been named the starter for the team's Week 9 game, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

QB Max Hall (ARI) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt has not said if Max Hall or Derek Anderson will start in Week 9, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. Hall and Anderson said they will prepare for the game like they normally do and will wait for Whisenhunt to make the decision.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) said the difference in terms of his command of the playbook is dramatic. "There's no comparison, this week to last Wednesday," Palmer said. "I'm comfortable with the entire playbook, comfortable with the guys, comfortable with the snap count, where to stand in the huddle. Every little bit I've been around here, every second I've had, I just learn more and more."

QB Carson Palmer (ARI) has a much better grasp of the offense than he did when thrust into action in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs. "Does he totally understand the tempo and speed of the game?" head coach Hue Jackson said. "Maybe not. But he understands, get that ball out of his hand, I guarantee you that."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) will not play in Week 9.

QB Carson Palmer (ARI) confirmed after the game what HC Marvin Lewis said Friday, that he won't play in Week 9 against Jacksonville. "I'm just in the process of rehabbing," said Palmer, who isn't throwing, "and doing everything my training tells me to do to get me healthy. I'll be able to play when this thing gets healed up."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) OC Jim Colletto explained today why the team is not playing backup QB Drew Stanton. "The experiment to throw him in there right now wouldn't be fair to him at this point," Colletto said. "He's not ready to do that yet," Colletto said. "I'm not going to embarrass the kid just to prove a point to somebody else."

QB Drew Stanton (ARI) HC Rod Marinelli said today he will not play Drew Stanton this season for the purpose of evaluating him for the future. Marinelli said Stanton will play only if there is an injury to Dan Orlovsky or if coaches think Stanton is better than Orlovsky, based on games and practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (ATL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) did not practice on Thursday. Kolb has been doing some light throwing but isn't close to being ready to return to action.

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) did not practice on Thursday. He's reportedly out of his walking boot but still very hobbled. If he's not able to practice Friday, John Skelton would likely get the start.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) is no longer wearing a walking boot, but he was still unable to practice Wednesday, Nov. 2. He is questionable to play in Week 9 against the St. Louis Rams.

QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) is dealing with turf toe on his right foot. He is wearing a walking boot and dealing with swelling and discoloration. The injury is affecting his throwing more than his mobility. If he can't play in Week 9, James Skelton will receive the start.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (BUF) will not play Week 9 even though he was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.

QB EJ Manuel (BUF) Bills head coach Doug Marrone said EJ Manuel will increase his football activities this week but is not sure if Manuel will be able practice this week. Manuel is right on schedule with his rehab. He's likely to be out until around Week 13 or so.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kyle Orton (BUF) Mike Chambers, of The Denver Post, reports Kyle Orton said he expects the team's Week 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers will be a very physical. "We're going to have to play physical. We're going to have to play smart. We're going to have to play our best game," Orton said. "We feel like we got a physical football team and certainly Pittsburgh prides (itself) on that, too. So it will be a hard-hitting game and whoever can win that battle will have a good chance to win."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CAR) has been named the starter for the team's Week 9 game, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

QB Derek Anderson (CAR) ESPN.com reports Derek Anderson was replaced by Brady Quinn with roughly three minutes left in Week 8. Head coach Eric Mangini would not say who his starting quarterback will be moving forward. "We'll look at it," Mangini said. "We'll look at every single position."

*** Friday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to start in week nine. However, he likely will be on a short leash against the Chargers. Edwards had contemplated benching Testaverde in favor of QB Brooks Bollinger but will likely give Testaverde a chance to redeem himself.

QB Todd Collins (CHI) has been promoted to the No. 2 quarterback following the team's bye week, with Caleb Hanie dropping back to the No. 3, according to ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) did not practice on Thursday. Brandon Marshall said he believes Jay Cutler (groin) has a chance to play Week 9 because he is working hard in his rehab. "I'm expecting him to be on the field against Green Bay," Marshall said. "I'm not ruling out Green Bay. I heard [head coach Marc Trestman] talking about doctors, their diagnoses and talking all that big talk. But we need to get Jay out there for Green Bay."

QB Jay Cutler (CHI) is 25-of-53 for 169 yards with one touchdown, four interceptions and a 29.5 QB rating in the first quarter this season. However, he is 34-of-46 for 517 yards, six touchdowns, two interceptions and a 132.0 QB rating in the fourth quarter this season.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) Former NFL QB Kurt Warner said Jay Cutler is struggling with "confidence and understanding" of the team's offense, according to The Associated Press. "But where I think it has to adjust is he's got to be able to anticipate within that offense and see things ahead of time, throw the ball before a guy gets open, trust the guy to come open or move to his next read. That's where I see him struggling right now within that offense. I see hesitation in Jay at the back end of his drop and in the pocket, where he wants to get back there, hitch a couple of times, see something come open and then make the throw. In this offense, it's not built that way."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) proclaimed Wednesday that the index finger on his throwing hand was no longer a problem. "It feels pretty good," Cutler said. "It was good to get a break and get refreshed a little bit."

QB Jason Campbell (CIN) Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski announced that Jason Campbell will start in the team's Week 9 game.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CIN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CIN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CIN) Raiders coach Tom Cable said Thursday that Jason Campbell would start the AFC West showdown against the Chiefs, according to Jerry McDonald of ContraCostaTimes.com.

Coach Tom Cable said Gradkowski's sprained passing shoulder has improved, but not to the point where it's fully healed.

"I think he's close, but not enough," Cable said of Gradkowski, who returned to practice in limited fashion this week. "As I said the other day, he's got to be able to do everything we need him to do and he's improving, getting better, all that. But still, to say he'd be 100 percent, it wouldn't be fair."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Andy Dalton (CIN) said he feels no extra pressure to become more of a vocal leader. Head coach Marvin Lewis said he wanted Dalton and LB Rey Maualuga to become more fiery. "I don't feel any pressure," Dalton said. "What it comes down to is me being me, and hopefully doing enough that it's gonna satisfy him ... (Lewis) believes in us. Nothing that he's doubting us or anything like that. It's a challenge. We're where we are. Nothing we can do about it right now. We'll just improve and get better."

*** Friday Update *** QB Ken Dorsey (CLE) practiced on Friday and is expected to be available to play in week nine. He will serve as the team’s backup QB behind Cody Pickett.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ken Dorsey (CLE) practiced on Thursday and is expected to backup Cody Pickett in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ken Dorsey (CLE) was limited in practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week nine.

QB Ken Dorsey (CLE) will likely miss this week's game. Cody Pickett gets the start.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brian Hoyer (CLE) is ready to attack his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, and he might be able to take part in offseason work if he can recover quickly enough. "I'm really positive," Hoyer said. "I think that's the only way to be. Every day I'm getting better."

QB Vince Young (CLE) could return to practice next week following the team's bye, according to Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. "I don't think he'll do much this week," head coach Jeff Fisher said. "But I'd say he's got a chance to get back on the field next week, so we'll see how he is after the bye."

QB Vince Young (CLE) The Associated Press reports Vince Young is due a $4.25 million roster bonus in March.

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

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) did not practice on Thursday. However, head coach Jason Garrett remains hopeful that Romo can play in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. "He's not ruled out for this game by any means," Garrett said. "He's getting himself mentally ready. He's in the meetings. He's a part of our football team, and hopefully as the week goes on, it feels better and he can function and it'll give him a chance to play." Romo and the team continue to say that his injury is not related to his disc problem that he had surgery on last year. Romo said he'd play if the question is only about pain tolerance. Garrett said the team is calling the injury a bone contusion. The Cowboys are looking into modifications for Romo's pads if he is to play Sunday, Nov. 2.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) is expected to miss practice time with his back contusion, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Romo's Week 9 status will be based on pain tolerance, according to owner Jerry Jones. It is a huge game for the Cowboys at home against the Cardinals, and Romo could be a game-time decision.

Romo did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. We're not shocked by this news as Romo was already sitting out on Wednesdays. We'll know more on his situation after Thursday's practice.

QB Tony Romo (DAL) suffered a contusion near the surgical site in his back Monday, Oct. 27. Romo left the field a bit gingerly after the hit but returned to the game after treatment. Romo was to undergo an MRI exam Tuesday, Oct. 28, for a better look at his bruised back. X-rays came back negative Monday, Oct. 27, and he was able to return to the Week 8 game after taking a pain-killing shot. The team expects Romo to be ready to play the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9. He finished the game with 209 yards after going 17-for-28, and he was sacked a season-high five times.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said the team is focused on signing Tony Romo to an extension that will allow him to end his career with the team.

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) will not play in Week 9.

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

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

QB Tony Romo (DAL) has agreed to a six-year, $67 million contract extension with $31 million guaranteed. He is now signed through 2013.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brandon Weeden (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brandon Weeden (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Darrell Hackney (DEN) has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. The team waived OL Matt Murphy to create a spot for Hackney.

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) said he was sore following the team's Week 8 win over the Washington Redskins, but that he is alright. "I'm going to go down on the injury report, starting now, under 'body,' just keep me there, that's what I'm going under," Manning said. "I actually felt pretty good out there, felt like I was moving around, felt like I was able to move in the pocket a little bit and see some things and felt good out there. The bye week is coming at a good time for a lot of people physically, me as well." He finished with 354 yards passing, four touchdowns and three interceptions in the game.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday. Manning's right thumbnail was taped up during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31; however, he was able to grip the football like normal, and teammates said his throws and hand-offs at practice were unaffected by his injury. Manning said after practice that his thumb was "sore, but it's more of an irritant than anything else."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday. The thumb issue does not seem to be a big deal.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) During a visit to the Indianapolis Colts' locker room Thursday, Nov. 3, Peyton Manning said that healing from his Sept. 8 neck surgery is going slow. Manning said he continues to have the same issues with the nerve that had caused weakness in his throwing arm. He added he is waiting for his spinal fusion to completely heal.

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

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) Colts vice chairman Bill Polian plans to keep Peyton Manning on the team's active roster all season, even if it means he'll only be back to practice. While Polian isn't completely ruling out a late-season appearance by Manning, he hopes Manning will be able to throw at the team's complex before the season ends. "I think it's important for him to feel like, 'Hey I'm back, I can do the things that are necessary to say I can play like I want to,'" Polian said. "The bottom line is he needs to feel good about being back and doing the things he wants to do." However, Colts owner Jim Irsay said via Twitter that the team will not rush Manning back to the lineup this season, even though the hope is that Manning can play by season's end.

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com, reports Peyton Manning, who now has 4,026 pass completions in his career, reached the 4,000-completion mark in his 183rd career game, the fastest in NFL history.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) When asked about speculation that he is still hurt, Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning said, "No, that's not the case. Although, if I was I probably wouldn't tell you. But, that's not the case. It's certainly not an excuse. It's something I'd never use as an excuse. We just need to play better. I need to play better. Everybody needs to step it up a little bit and be a little sharper. That's not going to guarantee you anything because we are playing a tough team this week, but that's the short and sweet of it, I think."

QB Dan Orlovsky (DET) will keep the starting job despite a wave of support for second year QB Drew Stanton. But Marinelli doesn't believe in giving out playing time based on draft status, and Stanton is still getting up to speed. "We're just going to keep working with Danny and see how far he can progress after three weeks, see where his maximum is, because he's worked at it, he's sharp, he knows what he's doing, " Marinelli said. "It's more of a week-to-week thing, evaluation after each game."

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) became the fastest quarterback in NFL history to reach 15,000 yards, accomplishing the feat in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys, his 53rd career game.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) Stafford (ankle) said he was told by the coaching staff to sit out of the team's final practice before their bye week Wednesday, Nov. 2. "I didn't really decide to sit out (on Wednesday)," Stafford said. "I was told to sit out, which was good. I think it's part of it. You got to be able to rest."

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

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

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 9.

*** 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) Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Matthew Stafford downplayed an incident in which C Dominic Raiola yelled at fans during the team's Week 8 home loss. In an interview with a Detroit radio station Monday, Nov. 2, Stafford said he was standing on the sideline near the end of the game when some fans starting ridiculing him. Raiola, who was standing nearby, ripped into the fans. "It did strike a chord," Raiola said. "You've got three or four guys yelling at him ... you want to run him out of town already? You know what I'm saying? That just hit home with me. Because I've been through it with Joey (Harrington), I've been through it. They sent him packing, and they're not going to do it to this guy. I'm going to be right here next to him." Stafford added, "(Raiola's) right. They're not going to run me out of town. I'm not too worried about it. They didn't get to me, so I'm cool with it."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB John Beck (FA) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said John Beck will start in Week 9.

QB Aaron Brooks (FA) has been cleared to practice in full-squad drills for the first time since his injury. "My concern is getting back to the point before I got (hurt)," Brooks said Monday. "I don't ever want to get out there and say one thing and end up hurting the team." HC Art Shell said that Andrew Walter is the starting quarterback until Brooks can do everything that a quarterback is supposed to do.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) The Associated Press reports Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo is not expected to replace Marc Bulger as the starting quarterback. "I think Marc has done everything we needed him to do," Spagnuolo said. "I've said this before; it's not one position on the side of the ball, it's everybody."

*** Friday Update *** QB David Carr (FA) is likely to start at quarterback for the Panthers at Tennessee on Sunday after Vinny Testaverde missed a third straight practice Friday with a right Achilles' tendon injury. HC John Fox held off naming a starter, but Carr practiced without difficulty again despite a sore back.

*** Thursday Update *** QB David Carr (FA) practiced while QB Vinny Testaverde sat out a second straight day Thursday. HC John Fox still hasn't named a starter for Sunday's game at Tennessee. Carr, who has been dealing with back problems for several weeks, said he feels like his physical condition is continuing to improve and he expects to start Sunday.

QB David Carr (FA) was benched Sunday due to poor performance by head coach Gary Kubiak. But there are teammates who still support Carr as the team's starter. "We're going to ride with Carr because he's the starter, and we believe he can get the job done," cornerback Dunta Robinson said. "You can't sit a guy after one bad half. Dave was coming off a great game against Jacksonville, and there's no way you throw a guy under the bus for one bad half."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) has agreed to terms with the Lions according to John Clayton of ESPN.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) is still experiencing continued soreness in the patellar tendon of his right knee. It has the Dolphins beginning to consider placing him on the injured reserve list, which would end his season. He was benched after Week 4 this season for not being able to perform at his expected level because of the injury. He's since suffered at least two setbacks after starting a new rehabilitation program on his surgically repaired knee. Culpepper has been serving as the third-sting quarterback but was inactive last week at Miami. He missed much of Wednesday's practice and was wearing a minimum contact jersey during today's drills, suggesting he would either get little or no practice time.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will remain the team’s #3 QB this weekend.

QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) Monday was the one-year anniversary that Daunte Culpepper tore three ligaments in his right knee. Many medical people feel the injury takes at least a year to mend. But, Culpepper rushed back to start the first four games of the season, before being shut down. HC Nick Saban said Monday that Culpepper continues to experience soreness in the surgically repaired knee, and Culpepper once again was held out of practice. Said Saban: " It's the work he does to try to strengthen it and some of the rehab that he's doing is making him little bit sore. That soreness makes it a little harder to do the stuff he needs to do in football."

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Favre said his injured ankle is "better than it was last week." Which is great news because he did not look to be limited by his ankle / foot injury in last week's game. "During the game, I moved around fine," he said. "Actually, way better than I thought I would."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Brett Favre (FA) said he should be ready to play in the team's Week 9 game, according to The Associated Press. "Nobody knows my body like me," Favre said. "There were plenty of times I should have been knocked out and wasn't. I should be ready to play next week."

Vikings head coach Brad Childress said Favre was to take a concussion test Monday, Nov. 1, but expects Favre to be fine and able to start in Week 9, according to Judd Zulgad, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

QB Brett Favre (FA) Peter King, of SI.com, reports Brett Favre said he pulled or strained his groin in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28, and took it easy in practice for the rest of the week. Favre said there was never any question he would play. However, about an hour before the game, during pregame warmups with the groin wrapped tightly, Favre aggravated the muscle on the field. "I told T-Jack (backup Tarvaris Jackson) and (offensive coordinator) Darrell Bevell I may not be able to do it," Favre said. "I didn't know if I'd be able to drop back very well. After I aggravated it, there was no way I was going to be able to move around in the pocket very much. We never called one bootleg the whole game. But we made it through OK." Favre said he was in throbbing pain for hours following the game.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jay Fiedler (FA) will not play in week nine.

QB Jay Fiedler (FA) started to do some light throwing. He's still a few weeks away though it would appear.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (FA) The Vikings have not announced a starting quarterback for Week 9, but ESPN's Ed Werder expects that the team will turn to Josh Freeman again after Christian Ponder was unimpressive in place of Freeman in Week 8.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. He's dealing with a thumb injury but it looks like he'll be starting as normal this week.

QB Josh Freeman (FA) could be asked to roll out more often in Week 9 following the team's bye week. The team thinks most of his interceptions this year have been the result of him throwing off his back foot.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (FA) Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Josh Freeman said he is comfortable with the offense and is ready to start in Week 9. "I'm ready. I'm comfortable with the offense and comfortable with a lot of the guys I'm throwing to, so I just want to get out there and let it rip," Freeman said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Trent Green (FA) is going to be the third QB for Sunday's game in St. Louis. Edwards said it would take “dire, dire, dire, dire conditions" for Green to play, saying he wouldn't even play him if he were down 200 points. Edwards just wants to ease Green back into everything and is doing this to "get him acclimated going out in the warm-ups with the team."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Trent Green (FA) took another step in his long recovery Wednesday, by participating in 7-on-7 drills for the first time since early September. Green was evaluated again this week but still hasn’t been given clearance to play, and as expected, he won’t play this Sunday against his old team, St. Louis. "He looked good," Chiefs HC Herm Edwards said. "He gave us a good look as a Rams quarterback."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Green (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Trent Green (FA) has been removed from the official injury report and will start as normal in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Trent Green (FA) missed practice to attend his father’s funeral on Thursday. He is expected to start as normal in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Green (FA) was excused from Wednesday’s practice. He is expected to start as normal in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brian Griese (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Joey Harrington (FA) will start for the team in place of the injured Jeff Garcia.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Joey Harrington (FA) will reportedly start this weekend in place of the injured Jeff Garcia. Said Harrington, "I said when Jeff took over that I'm going to be ready for whatever happens. I'm not going to quit. I'm not going to go in the tank. If this is just a one-week thing until Jeff gets healthy, then so be it, and if it's for the rest of the season, then great. But no matter the situation, I'm going to be ready to play."

*** Friday Update *** QB Kelly Holcomb (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kelly Holcomb (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kelly Holcomb (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Brad Johnson (FA) HC Wade Phillips said Monday that Brad Johnson would start in Week 9 against the Giants. When asked about the possibility of bringing in third-stringer Brooks Bollinger if the offense sputters, Phillips said, "I don't know. We'll have to discuss all that. He really hasn't taken any snaps with the first team."

QB Brad Johnson (FA) HC Brad Childress made abundantly clear in his press conference that veteran quarterback Brad Johnson will remain the team's starter. But, Childress also won't continue to tolerate mistakes. "You got to take care of the football," Childress said. "That's not negotiable." Later, when asked about his philosophy of benching a quarterback, Childress said, "I'm not a short-hook guy."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jon Kitna (FA) and his wife dressed up as a naked man and a Wendy’s drive-through attendant at a teammate's Halloween party, depicting an embarrassing moment for defensive line coach Joe Cullen. Now Kitna is getting some flak on local TV and in a newspaper column. Kitna said he was just trying to have fun, but regrets the scrutiny the costumes created. "If I would've known this, I wouldn't have done it because I didn't want to try to bring attention to it," Kitna said Wednesday. HC Rod Marinelli said Kitna's costume was a non-issue with the team. "It's Halloween," Marinelli said. "I'll leave it at that." Cullen said "no comment" as he walked off the practice field Wednesday, but the team said it asked him if the costume bothered him. "No, not at all," Cullen said in a statement released by the team. "It's in the past.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Jon Kitna (FA) believes he is going to have the best season of his 11-year career in 2006. Kitna also feels the team's offense is going to flourish over the final two months of the year because of offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Kitna said, "It's coach Martz, to be honest. If I had had coach Martz earlier in my career, or even five months ago, I don't know if I would've been ready for that kind of coaching yet. Having been through what I've been through in the league and now having an opportunity to play for a guy like him and the way he coaches the position, it's everything I've been looking for. I didn't realize how drastically different he coaches the position. That's what I love. I love the system and things will continue to get better as the season goes on."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Thaddeus Lewis (FA) will get the start Sunday according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sportstline. The team has yet to officially name the starter.

*** Friday Update *** QB Thaddeus Lewis (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this week. Jeff Tuel or Matt Flynn will start if Lewis doesn't play. Tuel received most of the first-team repetitions in practice this week in Lewis' absence. "It's a point of the soreness of the ribs," head coach Doug Marrone said. "Really just being able to turn and throw. That's the one thing that's holding him back. If he can get by that, then he will be able to play." Lewis worked on footwork ant timing Friday but did not throw any passes.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Thaddeus Lewis (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Lewis is expected to play in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs despite missing practice due to illness and an injury to his ribs, according to a league source. However, head coach Doug Marrone said the team hasn't decided if Lewis will be able to start. Both Jeff Tuel and Matt Flynn have taken first-team repetitions in practice this week, but Marrone "feels better" about going with Tuel if he has to.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Thaddeus Lewis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Bills head coach Doug Marrone said X-rays on Lewis' injured ribs came back negative. In addition to Lewis dealing with a rib contusion, he's also dealing with a "flu virus." Marrone said Lewis is 50-50 to play in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Jeff Tuel and Matt Flynn split first-team repetitions in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. "Marrone walked into the room and said 'It could be anybody. We don't know,'" Tuel said. "We know as much as you do." Marrone will evaluate Lewis' chances to start later this week, but it appears as though he's leaning toward going with Tuel if Lewis can't play.

QB Donovan McNabb (FA) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Donovan McNabb will remain the team's starting quarterback despite being pulled with less than two minutes remaining in Week 8, according to ESPN.com. Shanahan said Monday that McNabb lacked the "cardiovascular endurance" to run the 2-minute drill.

*** Friday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced on Friday and barring a setback is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) did not practice on Thursday, but he expects to play. "I love this game too much," McNabb said. "As hard as it is with what we're going through right now, it would be even harder sitting on that sideline and feeling like you're not a part. When you do that, it seems that you're just throwing in the towel, and my towel is still folded up, sitting on the chair."

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. McNair plans to be back under center Sunday for the first time in nearly a month. "I don't mean to be the doctor here, but I think he's 100 percent healthy," Ravens HC Brian Billick said. "Obviously, there's freshness after the last three weeks. He's throwing the ball extremely well."

*** Friday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) is expected to play in week nine despite his back flaring up on him last weekend against the Raiders.

QB Jesse Palmer (FA) was signed by the team.

QB Cody Pickett (FA) is expected to start for the team in week nine.

QB Brett Ratliff (FA) CBSSports.com reports Browns head coach Eric Mangini said Brett Ratliff will not get a chance to start at quarterback, even though Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn have both struggled this season.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Sage Rosenfels (FA) HC Gary Kubiak officially named Sage Rosenfels the Texans’ starter when they travel to play the Oakland Raiders this weekend. Earlier in the week, the Texans signed Craig Nall to back up Rosenfels. Kubiak said if Schaub is cleared by doctors he may be the team's emergency No. 3 QB.

QB John Skelton (FA) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said John Skelton will remain the team's starting quarterback.

*** Saturday Update *** QB John Skelton (FA) is expected to start in Week 9 in place of the injured Kevin Kolb, said Friday, Nov. 4, that his overall preparation is 'night and day' compared to last year. "Last year, at the end of the year, it was a watered-down game plan," Skelton said. "We went into it with a lot of stuff that was real vanilla. This year we have the game plan that gives us the best shot at winning. I am completely comfortable with everything we have in."

QB John Skelton (FA) could start in Week 9 if Kevin Kolb is unable to play. At this point, Kolb said he has "no idea" if he will play. Kolb had his right foot in a walking boot Monday, Oct. 31, to protect a turf toe injury. Kolb said he has had the injury before but not "near this severe."

QB Jim Sorgi (FA) has signed a three-year contract extension over the weekend to continue his employment with the team. "It's nice to have some security," Sorgi said. "It's a good situation for me."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (FA) Raiders DL Jarvis Moss, a teammate of Tim Tebow at the University of Florida, commented Friday, Nov. 4, about the quarterback. When asked if he had respect for Tebow's game, he said: "Yeah, at college I did." After a brief silence, he answered a question about Tebow's arm strength, sort of. "Uh, I don't want to answer the question because I really want to...never mind. I can't answer that question," Moss said.

QB Tim Tebow (FA) Broncos head coach John Fox said Tim Tebow will start against the Oakland Raiders in Week 9, but Fox said Tebow must improve as a pocket passer if he wants to remain the starter past Week 9. He has completed just 50 percent of his throws and has been sacked 13 times in his two starts this year.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Jeff Tuel (FA) will get the start Sunday according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sportstline. The team has yet to officially name the starter.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jeff Tuel (FA) worked with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. Matt Flynn was working with the second-team offense.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Seneca Wallace (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Wallace said there's a "big, big possibility" he may practice Friday. If so, it doesn't mean he would be available in some role on Sunday.

"Playing in a game is totally different from practicing," he said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Seneca Wallace (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Seneca Wallace (FA) Matt Hasselbeck has not been cleared to play by doctors and will miss another week with a leg problem stemming from a back injury. "Just got a weakness in my leg," he said. "It doesn't feel different, necessarily; it's just that because of the disk issue in my back that nerve is shutting off the muscles that are supposed to work in your leg." Seneca Wallace will start a third straight game.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. Warner will wear a protective brace over his left arm for a couple more weeks and limit the use of his left arm all together. Warner is still experiencing pain in his elbow when he extends his left arm, so to compensate he says he'll hand off primarily with his right hand. "As long as we can continue to do it successfully, there's no reason for me to go to the left hand yet," Warner said."

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) has been named the team’s starting QB.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Pat White (FA) Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, reports Dolphins quarterbacks coach David Lee has tweaked Pat White's delivery, which has help his throwing accuracy. The Dolphins still have faith that White can be a change-of-pace quarterback.

*** 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.

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

*** 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.

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) did not practice on Thursday. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Rodgers wasn't expected to practice until Friday -- backup Matt Flynn is running the starting offense in his absence -- but will start on Sunday at Tampa Bay, barring a significant setback.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) The Associated Press reports Aaron Rodgers is nursing a sprain on one foot and a sprained toe on the other foot. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers could miss some practice time this week, but is expected to start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 9.

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

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

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

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

QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) The Browns have not discussed the option of placing Jake Delhomme on Injured Reserve, according to CBSSports.com. "There have been no setbacks in the thought process of him not being able to play," head coach Eric Mangini said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (HOU) Bills general manager Buddy Nix hinted that Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't a franchise quarterback. "Listen, we have said from day one, that we want to draft a good young quarterback" Nix said. "I don't want to leave here without a franchise guy for the future in place. I have not said that before but I'm saying it now because its fact."

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Fitzpatrick will play in Week 9 against the New York Jets.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) did not practice on Thursday or Friday. He will not start and is not even expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) did not practice on Thursday and will reportedly not play in week nine. He's still having soreness in his leg that was broken earlier this year. "He needs to have his legs feeling good so he can move around some, so that's why we're being cautious," coach Steve Mariucci said of Garcia. "I'm not going to play him if we don't feel he has the mobility that he needs to perform."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week nine.

QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) looks questionable for week nine. If he can’t go, Joey Harrington could return to the starting lineup. Garcia said he needed to be on the practice field for Thursday's work if he was going to start Sunday.

QB Kerry Collins (IND) said Monday, Oct. 31, he's "99 percent sure" that he will retire for a second time. "When you start dealing with concussions at my age and this point in my career, I'm inclined to think this is going to be it for me," Collins said. Collins never fully recovered from a concussion suffered Sept. 25. "I just didn't respond the way everybody had hoped," Collins said. "It just took longer. Some symptoms just lingered. There was concern that since it did take so long, in the future there would be a real possibility of longer-term damage ... (Concussions) hadn't been a big part of my career, but this one was significant."

QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Matt Hasselbeck is expected to start Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) will be held out of the team's Week 9 game, according to Seahawks.com as he's still dealing with concussion issues.

"We're going to hold Matt Hasselbeck out this week," coach Pete Carroll told reporters Thursday. "He's needs another week to get right.

"Charlie Whitehurst is going to start, and I'm excited for Charlie to get his chance. He's come here to play and he's looking forward to it."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 3, but he is expected to start in Week 9, according to Seahawks.com.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) suffered a head injury late in the team's Week 8 game and was replaced by Charlie Whitehurst in the final series, reports Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.

Hasselbeck is expected to play in the team's Week 9 game, according to Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. "It sounds like it was pretty slight conditions that should be OK," head coach Pete Carroll said of Hasselbeck. "You still have to go through the process to make sure he's all right, but we think he'll play."

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Hasselbeck said the healing process for his rib injury has been slowed by coming back from the injury early. Hasselbeck added that he is getting better each week. He said, "One of the things when you come back early from an injury when you really shouldn't probably, you add on some healing time. You probably add on, create some other nagging things. I think that's probably the case. But I hope that I can get there."

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) will not play in Week 9.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) practiced fully on Thursday and should start this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** 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.

QB Chad Henne (JAX) will start in the team's Week 9 game, according to head coach Gus Bradley.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Quinn Gray (KC) admitted he was a little nervous last week in his first career start, but he expects to be more comfortable in his 2nd start. Expect the Jaguars to open up the offensive attack a little more on Sunday as he adjusts to life as a starter.

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

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

QB Alex Smith (KC) is expected to play in Week 9 even with a sprained throwing shoulder.

QB Alex Smith (KC) Matthew Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports 36 of the San Francisco 49ers' 54 offensive plays in Week 8 were passes. The 49ers also called 17 pass plays on first down as opposed to eight runs. However, the team did not use many three-wide receiver sets, as they did in Week 7. Though Alex Smith has appeared to excel when the team uses the spread attack, head coach Mike Singletary said Monday, Nov. 2, he was hesitant to turn to it more because it puts so much pressure on a quarterback who has started only one game this season. "You don't want to put him in a situation where, 'OK, is Alex really ready to do that?'" Singletary said. "You take a step back. 'Is our offensive line really ready to do that?'"

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

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

QB Alex Smith (KC) took some big hits on his injured shoulder on Sunday. Many fans as well as the television crew that covered Sunday's game criticized the decision to allow Smith, who was ineffective and inaccurate early, to continue to play against a Saints defense that grew more aggressive as the game went on. It would have sent the wrong message to his struggling team if he had left the game, he said. "To all of a sudden say, 'I'm not feeling good. Yeah, this situation doesn't feel good. Let's get out of here,'" Smith said, "that would have been the easy thing to do, and I wasn't going to do that." HC Mike Nolan and Smith, however, said they were assured by team doctors that Smith couldn't do any more damage to his shoulder by remaining in the game.

*** Friday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week nine.

QB J.P. Losman (MIA) will start Sunday against Cincinnati as rookie QB Trent Edwards needs additional time to recover from a sprained right wrist. Bills HC Dick Jauron said in a statement that it's unclear whether Edwards will practice at all this week.

*** 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.

*** 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) will remain the team's starting quarterback for Week 9, according to Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com. "Right now Matt gives us our best chance," head coach John Fox said. "We will evaluate it once we look at the tape and do something to get better and execute more consistently on offense. Like I said, we had progress last week. Not that it was outstanding, but better than today."

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday. Remember that he has been benched in favor of Kellen Clemens.

QB Chad Pennington (MIA) will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brady Quinn (MIA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brady Quinn (MIA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brady Quinn (MIA) is out for this weekend's game.

QB Brady Quinn (MIA) has officially been ruled out of the team's Week 9 game Thursday, Nov. 1, against the San Diego Chargers after he suffered a concussion in Week 7.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) is listed as questionable for Week 9's game against the Indianapolis Colts, sources note the Dolphins have prepared for the game as if he is going to play. Tannehill was able to go through some practice this week each day, although it was limited. It's looking pretty optimistic that he'll be able to play.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Tannehill may be healthy enough to start Week 9, but the team would not be afraid to replace him with Matt Moore if he is limited by the knee injury.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Tannehill was working with the first-team offense during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Nov. 1. He was wearing a brace and had a compression sleeve over his left knee.

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

QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) underwent an MRI Monday, Oct. 29, and it did not show any structural damage. This is obviously good news for the Tannehill and the Dolphins here. The MRI did show a bone bruise on his knee and a deep thigh bruise. No official word on his playing status yet.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Cassel (MIN) practiced on Friday and will be able to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (MIN) The Vikings named Christian Ponder as the starting quarterback in the team's Week 9 game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (MIN) has reportedly put his Tonka Bay, Minnesota, home up for sale.

C John Sullivan is supporting Ponder as the team's starter, and he thinks he should receive a second straight start against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9. "(Ponder) prepared really hard and he went out there and laid it all on the line," Sullivan said. "You know, you see that last run that he made when things were getting out of reach (a 19-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter against the Packers on Sunday) and he's still out there fighting until the end. I mean, that's not my decision. But I'd love to see him stay back there, of course." This highlights the chaos in not having a real solid answer at quarterback or bringing someone in mid-season. The guys who know Ponder will back him publicly--even if he's not the answer. Which, to most eyes, he isn't. Hopefully if Josh Freeman gets another shot, the team will give him their best effort but a locker room divide is the last thing this team needs.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (MIN) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has not made a decision on who will start at quarterback between Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys.

QB Christian Ponder (MIN) The Vikings are unsure who their starting quarterback will be in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys, but it will not be Matt Cassel, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Christian Ponder went 14-for-21 for just 145 yards in the team's Week 8 loss to the Green Bay Packers a week after Josh Freeman (concussion) had an embarrassing debut. "I don't want to discount Matt," Frazier said. "But Christian did some good things in that ballgame yesterday. There are some things he can obviously do better, but it has something to do with it. He has led us to some wins in the past." Freeman was able to run over the weekend without concussions symptoms for the first time since being hurt in Week 7.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Christian Ponder (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

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

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

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

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

QB Tom Brady (NE) said after the Week 8 game against the Miami Dolphins that his hand is fine, although a close-up look on television showed noticeable swelling of his throwing hand. He completed 13 of his 22 pass attempts for just 116 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the victory. "My hand is perfect," Brady said Sunday, Oct. 26. "I didn't know that anyone knows what the back of my hand looks like. It looks fine to me. It feels good, so I'll be out there next week, you don't have to worry about that."

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) The Patriots are likely to be on quick routes in order to get open for Tom Brady quickly to negate the New York Giants' pass rush in Week 9. "They're one of the best pass rushes around," WR Wes Welker said. "Getting open with quickness and making sure that we try and tire those guys out as much as possible is going to help us."

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

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

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

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) Albert Breer, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady scoffed at the notion that he receives his own set of rules. Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter recently said that Brady influences referees to throw penalty flags. "No, I don't think so," Brady said. "You may get more calls [for roughing the passer this year than in the past]. I don't know. I don't think I've ever influenced a call. I think the ref calls what he sees. I don't think I've ever influenced a call. The refs we have are very good. If they make a call on that, great. If they don't, that's fine."

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Friday and will start 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. No worries though - he'll start as normal.

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

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

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced all week and will play as normal in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) is on the injury report as probable (as usual) but practiced (as usual) on Wednesday. He is expected to start (as usual) in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Drew Brees (NO) has a fracture and torn meniscus in his left knee and may need to undergo microfracture surgery during the offseason, reports Kenny Wilkerson, of WIST-AM Radio. Head coach Sean Payton called the report completely false, reports Larry Holder, of CBSSports.com. "It's not right," Payton said. "Completely. False. This week, he's without the brace, sleeve or anything." Sources told Holder Brees laughed when he heard the report.

*** Friday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

QB Eli Manning (NYG) Paul Schwartz, of the New York Post, reports Eli Manning insists his right foot is not an issue. Manning said, "It feels great. It hasn't bothered me all week. I'm not taping it, I'm not doing anything with it any more. That's not the problem."

*** Friday Update *** QB Anthony Wright (NYG) practiced on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Anthony Wright (NYG) practiced on Thursday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Anthony Wright (NYG) will be available to play for the team in Week 9, if needed. Wright has not been available since undergoing an emergency appendectomy on October 13.

QB Erik Ainge (NYJ) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) HC Joe Gibbs reiterated on Monday that there was no change at the quarterback position. Mark Brunell, despite being slowed by a strained rib muscle, is expected to draw the start against the Cowboys. He is expected to return to practice on Wednesday. "I think we have a good plan with what we laid out [at quarterback]," Gibbs said. "Nothing has changed with our quarterback situation. We will see how Mark feels on Wednesday."

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Brunell (NYJ) rested his calf on Friday but is expected to play in week nine.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB David Garrard (NYJ) Vito Stellino, from the Florida Times-Union, reports David Garrard passed for only 139 yards, threw two interceptions and had a 35.9 passer rating against the Titans on Sunday. That's why, later in the game, they Jaguars told Garrard not to check out of running plays. "We took that privilege away or that ability away and said, 'Look, just hand it to him and let him run the ball,'" head coach Jack Del Rio said. Del Rio continued and said in the future they won't completely take away Garrard's ability to audible, but they might have some calls when he's told to run it.

*** Friday Update *** QB David Garrard (NYJ) Garrard, who suffered a high ankle sprain against Indianapolis a week ago, isn't ruling out the possibility of returning to the lineup next week at Tennessee. "I'm hoping," he said Thursday. "I've got my fingers crossed." Garrard said he'll know more after he jogs later this week and then comes in the following day to see how his ankle feels. ""If there's pain and swelling and I've got to go back in the boot, that's not a good thing," he said. But Garrard said he's probably ahead of schedule and added, "I'm doing well."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB David Garrard (NYJ) will not play this weekend while he recovers from an ankle injury. "I think he's likely to start walking around [off his crutches] and moving this week," HC Jack Del Rio said. "The most likely scenario would be to have him possibly return against the Titans [in two weeks]. I think it would be very difficult [for him] to make it back this week," Del Rio.

*** Thursday Update *** QB David Garrard (NYJ) will make his second consecutive start at quarterback in place of Byron Leftwich on Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars host Tennessee. Leftwich said Thursday that HC Jack Del Rio told him before practice he was sticking with Garrard, who led the Jaguars to a 13-6 victory at Philadelphia last week and improved to 5-1 as a starter the past two seasons. "All I know is that I was told I won't be the starter on Sunday," Leftwich said. "So now is the time to get the ankle healthy. But me personally, I'd be lying to you if I said I couldn't start. I feel I could go out there and play well, but we'll see." Del Rio has repeatedly said that Leftwich, if healthy, would be the starter. Leftwich declared himself healthy enough to play earlier this week and said he practiced without pain Wednesday. "I went out there and moved around pretty good," said Leftwich, who was downgraded to questionable Thursday. "It didn't feel 100 percent, but believe me, it's ready to roll. It's a little sore. I'm just trying to figure out what's going on. Right now, it's just frustrating because I'm missing an opportunity to play when I feel as if I can play."

Del Rio's decision could create a full-fledged quarterback controversy in Jacksonville and possibly sour his relationship with Leftwich, who said he wasn't given a reason for the move. "I'm a great interpreter and I don't know how to interpret it right now," Leftwich said. "All I know is that I need to get the ankle healthy right now. It's frustrating, but it's something I've got to deal with. I've been through worse. I'll battle through this and we'll see what happens." Garrard was equally puzzled by the decision. "It's hard for me to say anything because no one is being definitive on anything -- if it's Byron's health, it's performance or whatever," Garrard said. "I can't give you any explanation on why all of this is occurring. Until someone with greater power than me can tell you, I can only say I'm not sure."

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Geno Smith (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Smith's availability for Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs is in question, and he's experiencing "minor soreness." However, head coach Rex Ryan downplayed the severity of Smith's injury, and said the team hopes he can resume throwing by Wednesday, Oct. 29. Michael Vick will start for the team, and Matt Simms will be ready just in case Smith can't serve as the backup.

QB Michael Vick (NYJ) will start this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Rex Ryan. With the way that Geno Smith has been playing, this should come as no surprise. Vick didn't exactly set the world on fire in Week 8 after replacing an ineffective Smith. We'll see if a full week of practice helps Vick look better against the Chiefs.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Vick had an MRI that revealed no new damage to his strained hamstring. He's out for Week 9. Reportedly, Vick's second hamstring injury is not as bad as the first injury he suffered earlier in the season. Vick will likely be held out of full-speed work until he is completely healthy.

QB Michael Vick (NYJ) Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he doesn't expect Michael Vick to start in Week 9 after aggravating his hamstring injury in Week 8. Vick said he heard a "pop" when he re-injured his hamstring. That's never a good sign, but we'll have to see how severe this injury is when the MRI results are known. Vick was on the field with his helmet Tuesday, Oct. 29, but he's not expected to play in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Michael Vick (NYJ) and head coach Andy Reid had a particularly long one-on-one meeting this week to help clear the air about a number of issues, two team sources said. The meeting was extremely productive. Ultimately, Reid came to the conclusion that he might have lost his players psychologically had he benched Vick. One of the internal issues was tension between Vick and the coaching staff, with the quarterback believing some of the assistant coaches were pushing to have him benched, according to a source familiar with the situation. Although Vick has received much of the criticism for the team's struggles this season, one unnamed defensive player said the quarterback is not issue. "Mike ain't the problem," the player said. "Look, we all know he's struggling. That ain't some secret. But we're not helping him and that's the problem. The defense isn't helping him, the offensive line isn't helping him. None of us. We all gotta help each other and that's what we talked about." The player went on to say that if head coach Andy Reid had benched Vick, it would have reflected badly on the coach just two weeks after he dismissed defensive coordinator Juan Castillo. "This ain't time to be throwing people to the street. We already had that with (Castillo's firing) and that didn't work," the played added.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (NYJ) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick will remain the starting quarterback and his status will not be determined on a week-to-week basis.

Also, Vick said he needs to regain his aggressiveness as he heads into Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints. "When I watched the tape from Sunday, I just thought I didn't play aggressive enough," Vick said after head coach Andy Reid told reporters he did not seriously consider benching Vick and sees him as the quarterback for the remainder of the season. "There's a lot to learn from on that film. Probably moreso than any other loss we've had all season."

QB Michael Vick (NYJ) Eagles head coach Andy Reid has been considering benching Michael Vick since the middle of last season. Vick, however, remains the team's starting quarterback.

QB Michael Vick (NYJ) rew praise from coaches and teammates for picking apart the Dallas Cowboys' multiple blitz schemes and moving the ball through intermediate passes, instead of forcing the deep ball in the team's Week 8 game. Vick's longest passes went for 24 yards and none of his throws traveled more than 30 yards in the air. Vick also took command of the huddle, using his audible authority --- which he didn't have last season --- to change plays at the line of scrimmage. "Well really, two of the touchdowns were plays that he either changed the play or got rid of one, where we had two of them called in the huddle and you could switch them over to the other," head coach Andy Reid said. "I thought he played a fine football game. The little things like you're talking about here --- switching either protections or switching from play to play --- I think he's becoming very comfortable."

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

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

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

QB Michael Vick (NYJ) said his rib injury is 100 percent healthy and is not feeling any soreness in his ribcage, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Vick said he needs to change his style of play in order to keep himself healthy when he returns as the starter in Week 9, according to The Associated Press. "I definitely have to be smarter when running with the football, trying to get down," Vick said. "If not, who knows? There's no telling what I'm going to do. I can't predetermine what I'm going to do. I just have to play smarter and be conscious of what's going on out there and try and protect myself." Vick practiced in full for the first time Monday, Nov. 1, since getting injured Oct. 3.

QB Kyle Boller (OAK) will likely miss another week.

QB Trent Edwards (OAK) NFL.com reports Trent Edwards is expected to return as the team's starting quarterback after their bye week, according to a league source. He has been progressing well and performing better in cognitive testing.

*** Friday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Charlie Frye (OAK) HC Mike Holmgren said he couldn't be more pleased with former Cleveland Browns QB Charlie Frye whom he acquired for a sixth-round pick earlier this season. Frye returns to Ohio on Sunday as the Seahawks visit Cleveland. "He's a great young man," Holmgren said Wednesday. "He really has a great work ethic. He's learned our stuff in relatively a short period of time, not all of it but enough to go in and play in a game, enough so that I can free up (No. 2 quarterback) Seneca Wallace to do some other things. But I also know it's hard when you've been the starter, and now all of a sudden you're watching. There's a transition period where you're kind of grouchy about everything. But he's handled it so well. I really like him a lot."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Charlie Frye (OAK) will be permitted more freedom under the team's new offensive coordinator, Jeff Davidson. Frye will be allowed to call audibles more frequently during games. "What I've told (Frye) is that whether he's in the huddle or taking a snap from center, he's our coach on the field," Davidson said. "Once he enters the huddle, he's the only one that talks and that's the way our offense wants it to be. I think that's important. He's the guy that controls everything on the play, whether it's an exchange with the halfback or throwing the ball downfield."

QB J.T. OSullivan (OAK) HC Mike Singletary named Shaun Hill as the team's starting quarterback for the team's Week 10 game on Monday evening. "We just felt like right now, Shaun gave us the best chance of winning," Singletary said. "Some of the things that have happened with the turnovers and all that, J.T. just needed to take a little time and gather himself."

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

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

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

QB Matt Schaub (OAK) has torn ligaments in his ankle, which he will attempt to play through. However, he may not be right all season.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (OAK) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (OAK) did not practice on Thursday and will not start. Sage Rosenfels will get the start. Schaub is still suffering problems from a concussion.

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

QB Matt Schaub (OAK) is listed as day-to-day, but he is suffering from headaches after he left last Sunday's game with a concussion. Backup Sage Rosenfels is expected to make his first start of the season, but he has replaced Schaub in each of the last three games because of injuries. The Texans have signed veteran quarterback Craig Nall today. That is further evidence that Schaub will likely sit in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** QB Andrew Walter (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Nick Foles (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Nick Foles (PHI) Eagles have named Nick Foles as the starting quarterback in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders. Matt Barkley will serve as the backup. Michael Vick (hamstring) will not practice this week and won't be available Sunday, Nov. 3. "One of the good things about practicing on Tuesday is you can get your eyes on people who have been out. Nick did a really good job and Nick will be our starting quarterback this week," head coach Chip Kelly said. Foles practiced fully on Wednesday. Kelly also said he'll make a determination on the quarterback position on a weekly basis moving forward.

QB Nick Foles (PHI) returned to practice Tuesday, Oct. 29. He and Matt Barkley are splitting repetitions. After practice, declared himself ready for the team's Week 9 game. "I am ready to play," Foles said. "It was a long week last week. The most important thing is to be healthy."

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (PHI) The Jets have begun to fine Mark Sanchez for poor body language, according to Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger. Mark Sanchez wanted to implement the system, and backup QB Mark Brunell collects the money. "There was a play in practice when he screwed something up," offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said. "He kind of looked like it was someone else's fault. That's a fine. It's fun stuff. He's a passionate guy that loves to play. We just stay on him about that."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Charlie Batch (PIT) will start for the team in week nine and possibly in week 10 if Ben Roethlisberger is not ready to return from surgery.

*** Friday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (PIT) took some snaps with the first team offense along with Jason Campbell, according to Jerry McDonald of ibabuzz.com. However, the walk-throughs did not call for Gradkowski to throw anything more than a medium-depth pass at much less than peak velocity.

Coach Tom Cable said Gradkowski's sprained passing shoulder has improved, but not to the point where it's fully healed.

"I think he's close, but not enough," Cable said of Gradkowski, who returned to practice in limited fashion this week. "As I said the other day, he's got to be able to do everything we need him to do and he's improving, getting better, all that. But still, to say he'd be 100 percent, it wouldn't be fair."

QB Bruce Gradkowski (PIT) Raiders head coach Tom Cable said following the team's Week 8 game that Bruce Gradkowski will still remain the starting quarterback once he is healthy, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) will not play this weekend.

QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) was walking without his crutches Monday. "I'm feeling good about everything," Leftwich said. "I think I'm ahead of schedule. As you can see I'm walking around. We've still got to make sure that we go as fast as we can and make sure I get as well as I can." HC Bobby Petrino still thinks Leftwich has a few weeks before returning. "It's probably a couple of weeks away still in my opinion," Petrino said. "In his, maybe one week away."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) HC Jack Del Rio reiterated on Friday that Byron Leftwich will continue be the Jags starting quarterback when he returns to health. Backup David Garrard, for the second consecutive week, will start Sunday when the Jaguars host the Tennessee Titans. But that doesn't mean Leftwich has lost his starting job for the season, Del Rio said. "Byron [Leftwich] continues to be our quarterback," Del Rio said. "I've said that for four years. If there's a change, I'll let everyone know."

*** Friday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) did not practice on Friday and will not start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) was downgraded to questionable for this weekend. He was also told that David Garrard would start for the team.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) returned to practice on Wednesday. While he maintains he's healthy enough to play, HC Jack Del Rio has not named a starter yet. The QBs both expected Leftwich to be the starter against the Titans this week. Backup David Garrard indicated he expected to be back on the bench this week when the team faced the 2-5 Tennessee Titans. "I'm in the same situation I was in last week," Garrard said. "My feeling is if he's healthy, he's going to be the starting quarterback."

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

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

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

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

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

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

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) aggravated the right shoulder injury that has bothered him for weeks. "Same thing, right shoulder," HC Mike Tomlin said of Roethlisberger's injury. "That's going to continue to be week to week. It was better last week because he rarely got hit versus the Bengals. He got hit a few times on Sunday. We'll see how he feels when he comes in here on Wednesday."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) Broncos DE Ebenezer Ekuban says he’s glad Roethlisberger is starting for the Steelers this week. "I'd rather face Ben than Charlie Batch just because of how their offense has been doing with Charlie Batch in there," Ekuban said. "Nothing against Ben - he's a Super Bowl quarterback. But you know what? The tape doesn't lie."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) HC Bill Cowher said Tuesday he has no intention of changing quarterbacks. But Roethlisberger said if his coach wants Batch, he would support his decision. "I want what's best for the team. If that's Charlie Batch being in there, then that's Charlie Batch being in there," Roethlisberger said. "I want what's best for this team to help it win. I'm not going to cry and complain about getting pulled. My job is to go out and play good football, so that there isn't even a decision to be made." Roethlisberger, though, disputed his coach's words a day earlier that he was trying to do too much. "Not really. You have confidence. You ask any quarterback out there. Charlie will laugh with me when I come off the field. He'll say, 'I can tell you're feeling it. You're making throws that normally, most people don't throw,'" said Roethlisberger. "I felt that good against Kansas City and against Atlanta. You get into a rhythm and you feel good. People forget that the last two years we were pretty good. Last year, we won a Super Bowl, I think. It worked out for us. The coaches call a good game plan that we put together and we do a good job of preparation all week. It's time for me to start transitioning that to Sunday."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) had arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday to repair damaged cartilage and will be out for Sunday's game. It's possible he could miss the week 10 game as well. The team is saying he should be ready to return for week 11. Charlie Batch will start.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) sat out of Wednesday's practice with a right knee injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Green Bay. However, he said he feels better than he did three weeks ago after a sustaining a left knee injury during a Monday night game. "I was on crutches, so obviously I was a little bit worse," the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback said. "It's just a little sore thing, but we'll get better."

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) will likely be questionable for week nine with the knee injury he suffered last Monday night. The MRI revealed a strained posterior capsule. The injury affects the range of motion of the knee and can be very painful. "All ligaments are fine, and we'll get a further update as the week goes on," Cowher said Tuesday. "There's nothing serious coming out of the game as we speak. ... Hopefully it's something he can continue to work through, and we'll rest him when we can and see where he is at the end of the week."

*** Friday Update *** QB Kellen Clemens (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kellen Clemens (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kellen Clemens (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Kellen Clemens (SD) HC Eric Mangini announced this afternoon that he is making a change at quarterback. Kellen Clemens will start Sunday when the Jets host Washington, moving Chad Pennington to the bench. "I talked to Chad, I talked to Kellen, and I talked to the team," Mangini said. "And moving into Sunday, Kellen will be the starting quarterback." This will be the second pro start for Clemens, who started for an injured Pennington in Week 2 at Baltimore. Pennington knew his starting job was in jeopardy, so he had been working to prepare himself as well as his replacement. "We've talked about this scenario before," Pennington said of conversations in recent weeks with backup and now starter QB Kellen Clemens. "Our promise to each other was that no matter what happened, we would give each other our full support and do whatever we needed to do to help the other one be successful. We discussed that whatever decision was made, it would be business as usual, and that's the way it's been."

*** Friday Update *** QB Philip Rivers (SD) Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson said he thinks Philip Rivers "seems distracted," which could help explain why he has struggled this season. Tomlinson would not speculate Thursday, Nov. 3, when asked if Rivers is struggling because he's not healthy. He said it could be the result of the pressure of being a leader. "On the sideline, he seems like he's just distracted. And I've always said this: 'It's hard to be The Guy,'" Tomlinson said.

Chargers general manager A.J. Smith was critical of those comments and fired back by alluding to Tomlinson's final season-plus in San Diego, in which the running back struggled with a diminished role. "I agree with what LT said about it's hard being the guy," Smith said. "But I think it's a lot harder when it's no longer your team, and you're not the guy."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Philip Rivers (SD) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Tuesday, Nov. 1, that Philip Rivers is pressing. "I don't think it's confidence at all. He has great confidence in his abilities," Turner said. "I think he's pressing, I think there's some times he's trying to do more than he needs to do, and then there are some times when he tries to do more than he needs to do that he makes a great play and it gives us a chance to move down the field. There's just a fine line."

*** Friday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. said he would give himself an "F" thus far as the team's starting quarterback. "We're a 2-5 team, and a quarterback's (job) is to help the team win as much as possible," Jackson said. "We've still got a lot of work to do, but 2-5 is failing. So I guess I got an F right now." Head coach Pete Carroll, however, said Jackson has time to grow. "I'm seeing the things that he's able to do that gives us a chance to run an offense like we like to run it, and he's added to what we thought we could do by growing with him and learning about it," Carroll said. "We've got a lot of games now. Hopefully we can keep him going and keep him healthy until we really get a great gauge on him."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell indicated that the team likely will continue to use the no-huddle offense because Tarvaris Jackson has the ability to run that kind of offense successfully.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Oct. 31, that Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) is likely to start in Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks barring any setbacks in practice this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) was back at practice Wednesday. He was absent Monday while dealing with a medical issue regarding his son. "He's all right," said Jackson, who had traveled home be with his son.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is expected to start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice but he's improving. It looks like he'll start Sunday. Especially with Kelly Holcomb out.

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

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

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

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

QB Blaine Gabbert (SF) came out in the first half of the Week 8 game against the Houston Texans due to bruised ribs. He had trainers wrap his torso, missing three plays, but he said Monday, Oct. 31, that he never considered leaving the game for good. "You're gonna get dinged up in football games," Gabbert said. "It's our job as players to be out there on the field with our teammates."

QB Troy Smith (SF) will likely remain the team's starting quarterback moving forward after receiving a win and a game ball in Week 8, according to Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com. "We're going to continue to go forward with Troy Smith right now," head coach Mike Singletary said. "We're going into the bye week, and as far as Alex Smith is concerned, it's a week-to-week deal. I'll wait and talk to our doctors, trainers, whatever. But we'll make those decisions as we need to."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (STL) said he's set to have surgery on the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee but waited two weeks for the swelling in his knee to go down. He will have his knee fixed Tuesday, Nov. 5, and the procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews. "I'm not expecting it to be easy," Bradford said. "I know it's going to be tough, but I'm going to do everything I can to get better every day. The best thing to do is just take it day by day and try to get better every day and in the end, when I'm ready to go, I'll be ready to go."

*** Friday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. "Now the deal is, let's see how it is tomorrow," head coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "Take it one day at a time and we'll see where we are on Sunday." Bradford will be a game-time decision for Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (STL) was limited but worked in 7 on 7 drills Thursday.

"Sam is trying to do stuff," coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "He's standing. He threw some passes today and stood around and got most of it mentally." Spagnuolo said Bradford was "not quite there yet. See what happens tomorrow."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (STL) did not practice on Wednesday .

QB Sam Bradford (STL) might try strengthening exercises this week, and he also might try to test his ankle in practice. He is no longer wearing a walking boot for his high ankle sprain. Bradford could return just in time for a terrific fantasy matchup against the Cardinals beleaguered secondary.

*** Friday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

QB Shaun Hill (STL) HC Mike Singletary named Shaun Hill as the team's starting quarterback for the team's Week 10 game on Monday evening. "We just felt like right now, Shaun gave us the best chance of winning," Singletary said. "Some of the things that have happened with the turnovers and all that, J.T. just needed to take a little time and gather himself."

QB Case Keenum (STL) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Case Keenum will start in the team's Week 9 game. Matt Schaub will serve as the backup.

QB Mike Glennon (TB) will remain the starting job even though head coach Lovie Smith said the team has two quarterbacks capable for starting.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) practiced fully on Friday and will start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) practiced fully on Thursday. McCown began the season as the starting quarterback for the Raiders but then missed five games with a broken big toe on his left foot. He will return to the starting lineup on Sunday. First-year coach Lane Kiffin announced after Thursday’s practice that McCown, healthy again and able to work with the first unit, had reclaimed his job for the game with the Houston Texans.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday. McCown worked with the scout team last week, and we saw Daunte Culpepper start in week eight. On Wednesday, McCown took his reps with the first team. "He got some with our offense to see how he looked in that situation," Kiffin said. "I thought he looked well but we'll look at the film." The team has not announced a starter for week nine.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) practiced on Friday and is expected to be available to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (TB) has been benched in favor of Kurt Warner.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Jake Locker has a slow-healing shoulder fracture which might keep him out until mid-November. The bone at the front of Locker's injured non-throwing left shoulder has yet to heal, and there are indications he also has damage to the labrum.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Chris Simms (TEN) remains out after his splenectomy.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Charlie Whitehurst (TEN) will start in Week 9 in place of injured Matt Hasselbeck (due to a concussion), according to Seahawks.com.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday. Griffin received most of the work with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, Oct. 30, and will start in Week 9 if he does not have any setbacks, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden said the team believes Griffin is 100 percent physically but want to make sure he is up to speed mentally.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) could play against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 9, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Griffin practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 29, and split first-team repetitions with Colt McCoy. Gruden said Griffin's situation is now more mental than physical. "We'll see it's all going to depend on how he does in tomorrow and Friday," Gruden said. "And moving forward, how I feel he's coming back. From a physical standpoint he looks good, now it's a matter of mental and getting back into the football part of it. If he looks good in that regard then there's a chance he could play and if not and he needs another week, he'll take another week." Griffin is expected to start in the team's game against the Vikings, according to league sources.

*** Friday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) is OK after leaving the game early in Week 8 with a knee injury, according to Dr. James Andrews. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin was removed as a precaution and "due to (the) score." Griffin was examined by the medical staff but was seen walking around on the sidelines shortly after.

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

*** Thursday Update *** QB Colt McCoy (WAS) is looking like he'll get another start this week. When asked about McCoy starting, coach Eric Mangini said, "I think we're moving pretty strongly in that direction."

QB Colt McCoy (WAS) The Browns are not ready to name a starting quarterback between Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme for their Week 9 game against the New England Patriots, according to ESPN.com's James Walker. Wallace could be available in Week 9, but Delhomme likely will need more time to recover. The coaching staff is expected to announce a starter later this week.

Running Back

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Dwyer (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

RB Jonathan Dwyer (ARI) Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin isn't committing to Jonathan Dwyer (quadriceps) as the starting running back in Week 9 if he's healthy enough. Tomlin is hoping Dwyer can practice by Thursday, Nov. 1.

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

RB Andre Ellington (ARI) Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was pleased with the performance of Andre Ellington in Week 8, but he noted that the rookie needs to improve his pass blocking if he wants "to stay out there."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chester Taylor (ARI) was a third-down running back early in his career. Now, as the Vikings' starter, Taylor is coming off the field on third downs, being replaced by RB Mewelde Moore. Taylor doesn't seem to mind. "That helps me out a lot, especially toward the end of the season, as far as my body being fresh," Taylor said. "(Moore) does a great job when he comes in there. He ain't missing a beat. He's a great attribute for us on third downs."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stepfan Taylor (ARI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) Wells is running well and is on target to return to practice next week. He's eligible to return against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Nov. 25. "There's no question he makes a difference in the run game because of his size-speed combo, and that would help us," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

Wells had an allergic reaction to an injection he received in his surgically repaired knee earlier this week, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. The injection is designed to provide lubrication, and rarely does a reaction take place. Wells' knee swelled up because of it. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said there isn't anything wrong with the knee itself; it is now just a matter of getting the swelling under control. Wells said Thursday, Nov. 4, that his knee was feeling better.

Wells is expected to play as long as his knee does not swell overnight, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Wells is limited because he had some swelling in his surgically repaired knee, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he does not expect the injury to be an issue.

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Jason Wright (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason Wright (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jason Wright (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason Wright (ARI) has been signed by the team and will backup starting RB Reuben Droughns in week nine.

RB Steven Jackson (ATL) is unlikely to be traded before the deadline Thursday, Nov. 1, but Jackson's time with the team is surely waning. It's unlikely any team will give up high draft picks in exchange for a running back approaching 30 years of age with a contract about to expire. The writing is on the wall, however, that Jackson isn't a part of the team's long-term plans.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) said the original timetable for the pins to remain in his finger was six to eight weeks, but he is hoping he will have to play only two more games before having the pins removed, reports The Associated Press.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. "It's the same (as last week)," HC Jim Haslett said. "We'll work him out right before the game, and hopefully he'll be able to go."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Jackson made only vague statements on Thursday about whether he'll play in Week 9 against the Cardinals. Jackson was limited in practice on Thursday, participating in maybe 30-40 percent of the snaps with the starting offense in the team periods. "I'm practicing to play, if that tells you anything," Jackson said. HC Jim Haslett said Jackson's availability against the Cardinals was 50-50 at this point. "I think he's going to be a game-time decision, but he worked a little bit today," Haslett said. "I know he feels a lot better." Jackson is sharing reps with the first team during 11-on-11 "team" periods today at Rams Park. Backs Antonio Pittman, Kenneth Darby and Travis Minor also are working with the No. 1 unit at running back. Jackson sat out last Sunday's game with a strained thigh muscle, and his status for the upcoming contest vs. Arizona is day-to-day, according to coach Jim Haslett.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. After declaring Monday that Steven Jackson would play against the Cardinals in Week 9, HC Jim Haslett offered a less optimistic outlook on Wednesday. "You have to talk to Steven on that one," Haslett said. "It's going to be a day-to-day thing to see how he feels when he is running." Jackson partially participated in practice, taking only about one-third of the reps.

RB Steven Jackson (ATL) is expected to play this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, HC Jim Haslett said on Monday.

RB Steven Jackson (ATL) is suffering from a bulging disc in his back. HC Scott Linehan believes Jackson will be able to play after receiving treatment through the team's bye week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred McCrary (ATL) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred McCrary (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to play this weekend.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Antone Smith (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Justin Forsett (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Forsett (ankle) said he will be fine for the team's Week 9 game after being hobbled in Week 8.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Justin Forsett (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday. He's dealing with an ankle issue and could be affected this week.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Justin Forsett (BAL) will serve as the team's No. 2 running back in Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills because RB Ben Tate (hamstring) has been ruled out of the game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Justin Forsett (BAL) Mike Sando, from ESPN.com, reports that Edgerrin James apparently became a luxury the team couldn't afford once it struggled to a 2-5 start, particularly with Justin Forsett backing up the promise he showed during the preseason (minus that fumble Sunday). That probably explains why the team released James on Tuesday. Sando expects the Seahawks to give playing time to recently signed running back Louis Rankin, who played for offensive coordinator Greg Knapp in Oakland.

RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) was a healthy inactive in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach John Harbaugh explained Sunday, Oct. 27, that he felt others gave the team a better chance to win. "We're just doing what we try to do as far as our personnel and getting guys up that we felt gave us the best chance to win the game," Harbaugh said. "We were jammed up. We did what we thought we had to do, and it worked out because our other backs stayed healthy."

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

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Allen (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Allen (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) thinks he has "an assurance" that the team will restructure his contract. However, Jackson does not have a timetable for when it will happen after having a meeting with general manager Buddy Nix three weeks ago. Jackson has two years left on his current deal.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He is expected to play in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs after sitting out due to a "nagging" high ankle sprain in Week 8. "I feel good about C.J. playing," head coach Doug Marrone said. "In talking with him, without any setbacks, we feel like he'll be ready to go."

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

RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) is dealing with a high ankle sprain, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Spiller will be reevaluated later in the week.

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

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

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

RB Anthony Thomas (BUF) has been cut by the team.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (CAR) is expected to start in Week 9 because Peyton Hillis suffered a setback during practice Friday, Nov. 4.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ogbonnaya (CAR) could start in Week 9 if Peyton Hillis (hamstring) is not able to play in the game.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) The Panthers have activated Jonathan Stewart (ankle) from the Physically Unable to Perform list and have added him to the active roster. The team also waived running back Armond Smith.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) Panthers will activate Jonathan Stewart from the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Nov. 2, and he'll make his season debut in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons. DeAngelo Williams will remain the starter, though, and he practiced Friday, Nov. 1, after missing the last two days with a bruised quadriceps. Head coach Ron Rivera wants Stewart to get 6 to 10 carries against the Falcons.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) is still currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list. However, he looked and felt great in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30, and the team expects him to be active in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons. "I feel ready," Stewart said. "Today was a good step forward putting the pads on. It felt good going out there and hitting the field full speed with some contact and running plays with contact."

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Friday but is officially questionable to play in Week 9. Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports Stewart is expected to play despite being listed as questionable.

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (CAR) practiced fully again on Thursday. It's looking like Tolbert will get the start this week.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (CAR) is expected to return in Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers, and he might have a big role if Curtis Brinkley (concussion) and Ryan Mathews (groin) are unavailable.

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

RB Fozzy Whittaker (CAR) did not practice on Tuesday.

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

RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) partially participated in Tuesday's practice. Williams is expected to play in Week 9, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Running back Darrin Reaves was waived by the team, so that's a big sign that Williams is ready to go.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) did not practice on Thursday. Williams (quadriceps) was riding a bike off to the side.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) Multiple league sources are saying that there is a viable chance that the Carolina Panthers find a trading partner for DeAngelo Williams before the deadline Thursday, Nov. 1. Several teams are talking with Carolina, and interest in the rusher is serious.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) felt big Ted Washington on his right leg and thought his rookie season might be over. The Panthers rookie running back heard a pop and thought the 365-pound Washington had broken his ankle. "I looked back and I saw him and I said, 'Oh no,"' Williams said. "You think I'm going to pull it back and I'm going to have that 'Pirates of the Caribbean' leg." His hairbreadth escape from a peg leg came Oct. 8 as Carolina played Cleveland. "I waited until the (training staff) came out there, and I asked them, 'Is it still on there?"' Williams said. "Of course, I thought it was broken, but it wasn't. It was a high ankle sprain on both sides, and I'm coming through it all right now." Williams has come back slowly from the injury. He practiced two of the three days last week, but missed his third straight game in the loss to Dallas. Williams practiced both days this week, and hopes to be able to give the Panthers' struggling offense a boost when they return after their bye to face Tampa Bay on Nov. 13. "Going back to giving them a spark, hopefully. That's what I'm here for," Williams said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

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

David Moore, of the Dallas Morning News, reports that Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said Wednesday that Barber has "more juice" and he is regaining strength in his injured quad. Phillips said, "More and more, I think we'll see the Marion Barber that we know and love."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday. He looked better according to coach Wade Phillips. "I noticed again today, he's got a little more juice,'' Phillips said after Wednesday's practice. "It's an injury where you lose strength. It's not an injury where you're going to get injured again, but he lost a little bit of the power in that one leg.''

"I thought he played better and ran his best after that stretch last game (Seattle), and he looked good today,'' Phillips said. "More and more, I think we'll see the Marion Barber that we know and love.''

*** Friday Update *** RB Tony Fiammetta (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9.

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

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

*** Saturday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) has been downgraded from questionable to out for the team's Week 9 game, reports The Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Giovani Bernard (CIN) did not practice on Thursday. Bernard has a hip pointer and clavicle which is bothering him, and he could miss the Week 9 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to beat writer Richard Skinner. The team has a quick turnaround with a game Thursday, Nov. 6, in Week 10.

*** Friday Update *** RB Giovani Bernard (CIN) suffered bruised ribs in the fourth quarter of the team's game Thursday, Oct. 31, but the injury isn't believed to be serious.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rex Burkhead (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

RB Rex Burkhead (CIN) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

RB Isaiah Crowell (CLE) had one rush for one yard in Week 8, while Terrance West had seven carries for 11 yards. Crowell could be on the field more if he could protect the ball better, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said part of the team's decision to stick with Ben Tate late in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders was because of Crowell's fumble issues.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Tate will be a game-time decision in Week 9.

RB Ben Tate (CLE) said Monday, Oct. 28, that he plans to play in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts despite nursing four broken ribs. "Every day they get better and better," Tate said. "So I think by Sunday, I'll be fine."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Ben Tate (CLE) was not ready to return to practice Monday, Oct. 29, and he likely won't be ready for a few more days, putting his Week 9 status in doubt. "My biggest level of concern with Tate is just keeping him on the field," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "It seems like it's been one thing after another. If it's not the toe, the hamstring. This has been going on for a few years. We need him."

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

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Zack Crockett (DAL) missed practice Friday and will be a game time decision.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (DAL) will handle the kick return duties in Week 9.

RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) became the first running back to reach 1,000 yards this season during the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27. He finished the game with 19 carries for 141 yards and four catches for 80 yards.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) Head coach Jason Garrett said Murray is closer to returning but would not say if Murray will be able to play Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) is out for this weekend's game. Murray (foot) said he has been able to do some running and believes he is close to returning. Murray indicated he has a good feeling about his Week 10 availability.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montee Ball (DEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montee Ball (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Hillman (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ronnie Hillman (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Hillman said his shoulder feels fine and he doesn't think it will limit him.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kyle Johnson (DEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kyle Johnson (DEN) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Andrew Pinnock (DEN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 9. Pittman is still expected to start this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) was limited on Thursday but is expected to play in week nine. Said coach Jon Gruden, "He returned today. I think he's going to be fine. I'm optimistic. Talking to Mike he's confident that he'll play but we have to legally put him on the injury list and we'll do so as questionable."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB P.J. Pope (DEN) has put in overtime to get ready for this weekend. The Packers only have Ahman Green and backup Noah Herron available for the Bills game and would like to have another back available in case there is another injury. The 5-9, 218-pound Pope was signed off the Bears practice squad Tuesday to help fill the void left by Vernand Morency's injury.

RB P.J. Pope (DEN) The Packers signed P.J. Pope on Tuesday. They cut C Chris White to make room on the roster.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Paul Smith (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Juwan Thompson (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Juwan Thompson (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB LenDale White (DEN) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joique Bell (DET) took over the team's workload at running back in the second half of Week 8, overtaking Mikel Leshoure. Leshoure had nine carries and three receptions through two quarters, but gave way to Bell in the second half. Leshoure had just one touch the rest of the way, while Bell racked up seven carries and four receptions for 58 total yards. "Leshoure really wasn't an injury situation," head coach Jim Schwartz explained. "Joique was doing some good things for us, and we were rotating our backs through." Kevin Smith was also back in the mix at running back. He was used primarily as a blocker on the 12 snaps he played, but also had a seven-yard reception and a one-yard run. Bell said ball security was a focus for him in practice after he fumbled the week prior. "I came out this week in practice with the sole focus of ball security, ball security, ball security," Bell said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) practiced fully and looks to be ready to go this week.

RB Reggie Bush (DET) sustained what is being called "slightly bruised" ribs during the team's week eight game. The injury is not believed to be serious at this time. "He's fine," HC Sean Payton said. "He had bruised ribs, and it wasn't real significant."

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

RB Reggie Bush (DET) said his left ankle injury against Baltimore was more of an aggravation of a sprain that occurred in Week 1 at Cleveland, something he expects to keep playing with. "I'll be ready for Tampa," Bush said Monday between meetings and treatment at the New Orleans Saints' training headquarters. The sprain is "something that's kind of been lingering since that first game and hasn't been 100 percent since," Bush said. "I've just been kind of playing through it. It just kept getting better and better every week, and I got to the point where I was feeling pretty good, and now I'm right back to the point where I started. "But even then I was able to play through it, so it's really just a matter of me taking care of it," Bush said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lamar Gordon (DET) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lamar Gordon (DET) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) was activated from the short-term Injured Reserve in a corresponding move.

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

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Theo Riddick (DET) will continue to have a role in the offense even when Reggie Bush (ankle) returns to the lineup, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. Coach Jim Schwartz said Friday he's "optimistic" that both receiver Calvin Johnson and running back Kevin Smith will play Sunday at Seattle.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He worked Thursday with the first-team offense. To the surprise of no one, coach Jim Schwartz would give no indication as to whether Smith would be available for Sunday's game at Seattle.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

Carlos Monarrez, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Kevin Smith remains the team's primary running back despite Maurice Morris sharing the load with Smith in Week 8 and being effective. Schwartz said the workload split was the result of a shoulder injury to Smith during the game. "I don't think that anything has changed from the fact of Kevin is our lead running back and Maurice is the complementary running back," Schwartz said. Smith started in Week 8 and had 16 carries for 45 yards. Morris had 14 carries for 63 yards.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

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

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

*** Saturday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) has been ruled out for the team's Week 9 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He did not travel with the team to Philadelphia for the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. Coach Tony Dungy had indicated that as long as there are no setbacks this week, Addai should be ready to play Sunday against the Patriots.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (FA) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

RB Joseph Addai (FA) suffered a minor wrist injury during Week 8. However, he is not expected to miss any game action as a result of the injury.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Shaun Alexander (FA) will wear the cast over his cracked left wrist for at least another week then have X-rays Monday. The cast is smaller than the original device. "Everybody has injuries, and mine is just a bummer," Alexander said.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shaun Alexander (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shaun Alexander (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

RB Shaun Alexander (FA) will not play this week vs. the Oakland Raiders. "The medical people are reluctant to give me the green light on Shaun after what they saw on the (MRI, X-rays)," HC Mike Holmgren said. "He is getting better. He is feeling better."

*** Friday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tatum Bell (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend although he's not 100%. Whether he or Mike Bell gets the start is unclear at this time although the feeling is that Mike Bell would see more time.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tatum Bell (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend. However, his toe is still hurting, so it looks like he’ll be less than 100%.

RB Tatum Bell (FA) Tatum Bell sounded like he's accepting the idea that Mike Bell could continue to carry the load. "I would expect Mike to get in there and try to help me get back," Tatum Bell said. "The way he's running, hopefully he can carry it on through this next week. There won't be no drop-off if I'm not in there because we know Mike is going to come in there and get it done."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Michael Bennett (FA) will return to action in Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs according to reports.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) won't play this season after the team opted to keep him on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list. "There has been subsequent evaluation and consultation regarding Jahvid since our last update (October 15)," general manager Martin Mayhew said. "As has been the case throughout, we have deferred to the medical experts and support their current recommendation that Jahvid not return to the field this season." Mayhew did not address Best's long-term future, but the team has clearly missed his speed and versatility in the backfield. The Lions may have to make a decision on his future with them before the NFL Draft or free-agent period after this season.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) will remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list for the rest of the season.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) said he expects to play again at some point this season but is not sure if it will be Week 10. He said he is feeling good but is taking things week-to- week for now. He said several people have expressed concerns about his health, but he is not concerned about the number of concussion he has had as long as he feels fine.

RB Jahvid Best (FA) Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is unsure if Jahvid Best (concussion) has a good shot at returning in Week 10 after the team's bye week. Schwartz is not yet considering placing Best on the Injured Reserve.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerome Bettis (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerome Bettis (FA) was limited in Thursday’s practice and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Bettis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Derrick Blaylock (FA) will not play in week nine and is expected to miss about four more weeks with his injured foot.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) did not practice on Friday and looks questionable at best to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) did not practice on Thursday. That's not a good sign for the running back who's been struggling to get back on the field.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Bush (FA) was on the practice field for this first time this season on Wednesday. The rookie running back from Louisville isn't on the active roster as of now, and the team has three weeks before they have to decide whether to add him to the active roster.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rock Cartwright (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rock Cartwright (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rock Cartwright (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rock Cartwright (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rock Cartwright (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Jesse Chatman (FA) has been placed on the injured reserve list, ending his season. He suffered a knee injury in the team's Week 8 game against the Chiefs.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jesse Chatman (FA) has been released by the team.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tashard Choice (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

RB Tashard Choice (FA) The Washington Redskins have claimed free-agent Tashard Choice (formerly of the Cowboys) off waivers.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Cloud (FA) has been signed by the team.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Patrick Cobbs (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Najeh Davenport (FA) is preparing for what could be his new role on his new team, that of third-down back. Davenport already knows the role of a third-down back the way the Steelers use one. The Steelers don't ask their third-down back to run much or catch much. What they want him to do is block well. RB Willie Parker is ideal for the third-down role because of his quickness, his smarts and his ability to pick up the blitz. But the Steelers don't want to play him every down, so they are more likely to turn to Davenport to fill that role.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jeff Demps (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Corey Dillon (FA) is clearly not 100% but did manage to practice, much like last week. The team signed RB Mike Cloud to back up Dillon.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Corey Dillon (FA) was limited in practice but did make it out on the field. He's not 100% but he seems good enough to contribute where he's needed.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reuben Droughns (FA) apologized for his drunken driving arrest, calling it a lapse of judgment. "The only thing I can say is I'm sorry to everybody, sorry to the organization, my teammates and the fans out there," he said Wednesday. "It should have never happened. It was one of those situations that was, I guess, a bad judgment call."

RB Reuben Droughns (FA) was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence early Tuesday after a trooper observed Droughns' 2004 Audi sedan weaving in and out of a lane and going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.

*** Friday Update *** RB T.J. Duckett (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB T.J. Duckett (FA) is questionable with his ankle but practiced and hopes to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Warrick Dunn (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9. He is at best a game-time decision, but it looks like he will sit this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Warrick Dunn (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Warrick Dunn (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Warrick Dunn (FA) was limited during the team's Week 8 game as a result of a pinched nerve in his upper back.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joe Echemandu (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joe Echemandu (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He's dealing with a hamstring and how much he's able to play would be determined by how healthy Ahman Green can get.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joe Echemandu (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Justin Fargas (FA) is expected to see his role at tailback increase with the team in coming weeks, according to HC Lane Kiffin.

*** Friday Update *** RB Justin Fargas (FA) missed practice Friday and will be a game time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Justin Fargas (FA) did not practice on Thursday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Justin Fargas (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Tony Fisher (FA) will be a game time decision with his ribs.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tony Fisher (FA) did not practice on Friday and has been added to the injury report as questionable. The team is awaiting MRI results on his injured ribs, but he's looking like a game time decision.

*** Friday Update *** RB Troy Fleming (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** 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 BenJarvus Green-Ellis (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. However, he is expected to 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.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is expected to start this weekend. Said coach Gary Kubiak, “I may suit all three of them (Green, Echemandu and Dayne). Ahman (Green) has had a good week of practice. He’s ready to go. Adimchinobe (Echemandu) looks fine, has looked fine. We may end up suiting all three of them just to be smart. We’ll see.”

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahman Green (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice but reportedly looked good and the team is encouraged. A decision regarding his playing status will be made later this week.

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

*** 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 but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Alex Green (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alex Green (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Alex Green (FA) needs to be more patient with the team's zone-blocking scheme, according to running backs coach Alex Van Pelt. "Slow it down," Van Pelt said. "He's such a fast-twitch guy that a lot of times the blocks haven't quite developed yet. But we're getting there. Just to slow our pace down, tempo, just track down, and then once he sees it, accelerate and explode through the hole." Green has just a 2.4-yards-per-carry average in the last three games on 64 carries.

RB Alex Green (FA) will remain the team's starting running back over RB James Starks due to his breakaway speed. The team would rather continue on with Green as the lead back rather than trade for Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams or St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson, too. General manager Ted Thompson prefers to save salary cap space so he can work on contracts for LB Clay Matthews, DT B.J. Raji and QB Aaron Rodgers.

RB Alex Green (FA) Packers announced Monday, Oct. 31, that they have placed Alex Green (knee) on Injured Reserve.

*** Friday Update *** RB William Green (FA) will not play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB William Green (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB William Green (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Justin Griffith (FA) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

RB Justin Griffith (FA) will need knee surgery and is finished for the 2008 season, according to Raiders HC Tom Cable.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Montario Hardesty (FA) is being diagnosed with a torn calf muscle and is expected to miss some games. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Hardesty is in a protective boot, and the team isn't sure of a timeline for Hardesty's return. The team plans to work out running backs Tuesday, Nov. 1, because Peyton Hillis (hamstring) is also sidelined.

*** Friday Update *** RB Madison Hedgecock (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Madison Hedgecock (FA) did not practice on Thursday. Hedgecock said he aggravated his hamstring injury during practice Wednesday, Nov. 3, according to The Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo. Hedgecock said he heard a pop when he was turning upfield.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Madison Hedgecock (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. A decision on Travis Henry's future continues to be pushed back. An NFL spokesman confirmed Henry's league appeal is set to be heard Nov. 16 in New York, but like the previous assigned date, it could be moved back again. His appeal for a possible suspension for a positive drug test previously had been set for Monday. The current appeal date is scheduled three days before Denver hosts Tennessee, the team Henry played for before signing with Denver as a free agent. Henry's future with the Broncos might not be decided until weeks after the NFL hearing date.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and says he'll start. But we heard much of this last week. Selvin Young is clearly the guy to watch there. Aside from Henry's injured ribs, it looks like his time is winding down as he'll be facing league action soon if he loses his appeal.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tim Hightower (FA) said Tuesday, Nov. 1, that he is confident he'll be back in 2012. Hightower is still doing charity work, even as he is on Injured Reserve, and said it is important to attend events and encourage students to live healthy lives. "A huge part of my rehab being a success is doing stuff like this to keep my spirits up. I know everything will work for the good," Hightower said. "So what, I'm hurt. You never know what a kid's going through, so I wanted to still do whatever I can to encourage them." He is confident he'll be able to return in 2012.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tim Hightower (FA) carried the ball just one time and caught one pass for 11 yards in the team's Week 8 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he has lost three fumbles this season, according to The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers. "We're trying to stress the importance of ball security and us limiting our turnovers. A competitor wants to be on the football field making plays, especially when you feel like your team is struggling out there," Hightower said. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Hightower's lack of playing time was more of a circumstance of the game and not punishment. "Unfortunately, that's just the way it played out," Whisenhunt said. "I don't anticipate that being the case as we go forward. At the end of the day, we have to have Tim getting more reps."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Priest Holmes (FA) wants to play again. And he wants to do it in 2006. Holmes, who is currently on the PUP list, hasn't played since week 7 of the 2005 season when he suffered a severe neck injury. Holmes hasn't been around the team, but he's been working out and staying in shape. Carl Peterson, Chiefs' President and GM refuses to make a prediction regarding the RB saying, "Other times before, there were a lot of media, a lot of fans that said he would never, never play football again when he had his hip surgery and he came back and scored (27) touchdowns, set the NFL record."

*** Friday Update *** RB Priest Holmes (FA) has been downgraded to doubtful, so despite what HC Dick Vermeil said on Thursday it looks very unlikely that he’ll see the field in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Priest Holmes (FA) did not practice on Thursday as he was getting a second opinion on his “mild head trauma”. Said HC Dick Vermeil: "He's going to get a second opinion, just to reassure himself. But all the tests came out fine and he had a big smile on his face this morning. He didn't have a concussion, but he did get hit in the head. As of yesterday he still had a little bit of a headache. You get hit like that you get a headache. But we're sending him for a second opinion just to make sure it's all right." Vermeil also said, "I expect him to play, I do. I'm not a doctor but I've been there before and seen these kinds of things before. I think it was good for Priest to go get complete peace of mind."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Priest Holmes (FA) might not be completely over his “mild head trauma”. HC Dick Vermeil said Tuesday that Holmes is undergoing another battery of tests to make sure he’s neurologically sound.

RB Priest Holmes (FA) looks like he'll be ready go this week after suffering what the trainers called a "mild head trauma" Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (FA) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Hoover will likely miss a few weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 8. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Hoover is expected to miss several games.

*** Friday Update *** RB Terry Jackson (FA) did not practice on Friday and looks like a game-time decision for week nine.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jeremi Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jeremi Johnson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jeremi Johnson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend although the team might limit his carries as they ease him back into the flow.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and says he feels fully healthy. He is expected to start. Although caution is advised as the team wants to be careful as he returns to action.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Rudi Johnson (FA) Johnson aired some complaints about not seeing the ball enough. "There's too much going on, trying to do too much," said Johnson, who gained more than 1,400 rushing yards the past two seasons and has 552 yards on 142 carries this season. "Stick with what's working. If you're trying to win the ball game, stick with what's working. You know what I mean?

"If they find a way to stop it, then you change up. You change up throughout the game, but don't just cold turkey something for no reason."

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) is out for this weekend's game. He had his walking boot taken off last week but has yet to resume running.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Felix Jones (FA) suffered a mild ankle injury during the team's Week 8 game to go along with a bruised forearm, according to Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News.

*** Friday Update *** RB Felix Jones (FA) will not play in Week 9.

*** 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) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Greg Jones (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Greg Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) has been downgraded to OUT for Sundays game. It looks like the Patriots will go with Kevin Faulk and BenJarvus Green-Ellis again.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) practiced fully Friday and looks to be healthier than he has been. Although caution is advised with his back.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dan Kreider (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dan Kreider (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** RB ReShard Lee (FA) will start for the team if Tony Fisher is unable to play. Walter Williams and Sam Gado will also see action.

*** Friday Update *** RB ReShard Lee (FA) could see significant action in week nine as Tony Fisher is battling injury.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mikel Leshoure (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) Marla Ridenour, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Jamal Lewis said Wednesday, Nov. 4, that he would like to leave on his own terms, much like former Browns RB Jim Brown. Lewis is planning to retire after the 2009 season, even though he has a year left on his contract. Brown walked away from football after nine seasons to make movies. Lewis said, "He left on his own terms...and I like that. When I came into this league, I modeled [myself] after Jim Brown and I always wanted to follow in his footsteps in everything he did. One of my main goals was to leave when I wanted to. My plans pretty much worked out the way I planned them 10 years ago."

Also, Lewis said he is ready to focus on his trucking company and other business ventures. Lewis also said he would like to be part-owner for an NFL team. Lewis added, "Whichever one of the owners would want to invite me in. I've made multimultimillions, I think it's time to move up to another step. It's about the money, but it's [also] about what you can instill in a team. A lot of the views I have, the teams I've been on, there's a lot of things I would have done different if I were in that position. You would make some decisions that actually matter, when as a player your decisions don't matter."

RB Jamal Lewis (FA) Marla Ridenour, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Jamal Lewis is planning to retire after the 2009 season. Lewis is leading the team's rushing game with 349 yards on the season, but he is averaging only 3.6 yards per carry and has not scored a touchdown. Lewis said he is becoming increasingly baffled about what the team's offense is trying to get done. Lewis said, "At the beginning of training camp, working as hard as we did, buying into everything that's going on, buying into the system, that's what needed to happen. I think that everybody bought in. That's when you did have a real clue as to where we were going and what we were trying to do. But then once things start going, week after week after week after week, it seemed like a blur."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and should start Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamal Lewis (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Laurence Maroney (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Laurence Maroney (FA) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and has been added to the injury report as questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Curtis Martin (FA) finally surrendering to his surgically repaired knee and has decided to end his comeback attempt for 2006. Martin was placed on the Reserved/PUP list Wednesday. The move means Martin will not participate the rest of this season. “It is not retirement. It is Reserved PUP which means he will not be able to participate this season," HC Eric Mangini said. "He will still be part of the team. He will still take part in all the meetings and help us in any way he can.” It sounds as if the future Hall of Famer is leaning towards retiring. "Retirement may be the inevitable result of this, but I'm not retiring right now," Martin said. "If I don't play again, the doctors say I have a chance to live a normal life. If I do play again, I can jeopardize that."

RB Curtis Martin (FA) According to a report in the Newark Star-Ledger, New York Jets running back Curtis Martin will not play through the remainder of the 2006 season and is likely through playing for his career, according to several players and a team official. "(Curtis) told me he's done," said one unnamed player. "He said he has bone-on-bone and he can't cut. Besides, he's not in any type of shape to play. The only way he would play is by some type of miracle. I think he's going to concentrate on his business opportunities. He feels he can make more money off the field than on it." However, the Jets insisted Curtis Martin has not yet decided to end his season, despite a published report Tuesday that the NFL's No. 4 career rusher has told members of the team he won't return this year. "There has been no decision," HC Eric Mangini said when addressing the story in The Star-Ledger.

*** Friday Update *** RB Curtis Martin (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Curtis Martin (FA) practiced again on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Curtis Martin (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to start in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) is getting the day off from practice Thursday, Oct. 31, to rest his knees.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice, and the team is optimistic that he can play against the Oakland Raiders in Week 9. "Willis will be fine," head coach John Fox said. "He's obviously getting used to healing a broken hand and still playing football. Our medical people take good care of it and he seems to be real comfortable with it and had another good outing today."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Willis McGahee (FA) Broncos head coach John Fox feels better about Willis McGahee's chances of returning to action in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders. McGahee is not wearing a cast after having surgery on his right hand last week.

RB Willis McGahee (FA) Dan Kolko, of MASNsports.com, reports Willis McGahee has only carried the ball 10 times in the last three games, but head coach John Harbaugh said McGahee has not been complaining about the situation.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. While he is a game-time decision, it looks like he will play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason McKie (FA) The Bears announced on Thursday that they have signed fullback Jason McKie to a five-year contract extension. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians indicated Rashard Mendenhall likely will retain his starting job once he is recovered from his toe injury.

*** 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) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman both feel that Rashard Mendenhall should return as the starter when he's healthy. "I mean, Rac is the guy," said Dwyer, referring to Mendenhall by his nickname. "Rac has been here for years, and they drafted him in the first round to be a starter. That's his room and we complement him." It's possible that Mendenhall will miss his sixth game of the year in Week 9. Dwyer and Redman are both expected to play after being nicked up.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Rashard Mendenhall (FA) Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) can start some individual work in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Miree (FA) did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Miree (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Miree (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ryan Moats (FA) Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports that Texans head coach Gary Kubiak told ESPN's Bob Holtzman that Ryan Moats will start vs Indianapolis in week 9 and Steve Slaton will share carries.

RB Ryan Moats (FA) Dale Robertson, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Texans head coach Gary Kubiak would not commit to Ryan Moats as the team's new starting running back following Week 8 despite a strong game for Moats. "We'll go to next week. We'll see," Kubiak said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Vernand Morency (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) will not play in Week 9.

The Boston Herald reports Morris is likely to return in two weeks, which means he could be back Nov. 22 against the New York Jets.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) did not practice on Thursday. The Boston Herald is reporting that Morris could be back in two weeks.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) has been downgraded to OUT for Sunday's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Morris expressed frustration Tuesday that he is sidelined after gaining a career-high 138 yards against the Broncos Oct. 20, but he indicated his knee injury will not threaten the rest of his season. Morris declined to detail his injury or place a timetable on his return, instead using the words often spoken by HC Bill Belichick regarding injured players. "Bill describes it [as] day to day and that's how I describe it. I'll be back ASAP," he said. "It's dealing with the unfortunate part of the game and I'm working my way back."

*** Friday Update *** RB Sammy Morris (FA) has been placed on the injured reserve list and will not play for the remainder of the season.

*** 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) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) underwent surgery Monday, Oct. 31, to repair a torn medial collateral ligament.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but is expected to play in week nine.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dimitri Nance (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dimitri Nance (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Damien Nash (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Moran Norris (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said the bye week helped Willie Parker's toe, but Parker is not 100 percent and likely will not be for the rest of the season.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Perry (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Perry (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

RB Clinton Portis (FA) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Clinton Portis (returning from an injured groin) is cutting in practice, according to CBSSports.

*** Friday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) did not practice on Thursday along with several other Washington players. "I think it was out of necessity," coach Jim Zorn said of the no-pads practice. "We took the advantage of resting them Monday and Tuesday, but we have guys that are nicked up a bit but enough so that it wouldn't have been a quality practice for them."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) was rested on Friday. He will start as normal this weekend.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Louis Rankin (FA) Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Louis Rankin likely will join the running back rotation and receive more playing time after the release of Edgerrin James.

*** Friday Update *** RB Isaac Redman (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. Redman is expected to start Week 9 because of the injury to Jonathan Dwyer (quadriceps).

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Isaac Redman (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Isaac Redman (FA) is scheduled to practice this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ray Rice (FA) said he is feeling fresh entering the second half of the season. And though he understands the offense is loaded with talent, he expects to have a bigger workload, roughly 20 to 25 touches per game. "I know where I am most effective. That 20-to-25 touch range is usually pretty good, but we know there's only one football to go around," Rice said. "With the talent that we have on our offense, the more and more we are capable of using everyone, the better we'll be. Obviously, this is the healthiest I've felt in a while - obviously, coming off the bye and doing the right things to take care of my body. I'm looking forward to a nice workload the second half of the season."

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Daryl Richardson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daryl Richardson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB B.J. Sams (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB B.J. Sams (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Owen Schmitt (FA) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Owen Schmitt (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Owen Schmitt (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Steve Slaton (FA) Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports that Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has not made a decision on which RB will start in week 9. He also said all three running backs will play.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Kolby Smith (FA) The Chiefs have announced they have activated RB Kolby Smith from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kolby Smith (FA) Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Chiefs head coach Todd Haley stopped short of saying the team would activate Kolby Smith for Week 9, but he did indicate it was likely. "I'm optimistic about having the opportunity to see him play," Haley said of Smith.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lee Suggs (FA) will not play in week nine and is expected to miss two to three more weeks with a broken thumb.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Thompson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) CBSSports.com reports LaDainian Tomlinson sat out a few snaps late in the team's Week 8 because he was battling a cold. "That's the only thing that was wrong," Tomlinson said.

RB Ryan Torain (FA) said on Monday that he expects his hamstring to feel better in a day or two, reports Rick Maese, of The Washington Post.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Torain (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 9. Torain is reportedly the healthiest RB in Denver. However, he is not ready to play a major role after being out for so long. While he is expected to play this weekend, he will not start.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Torain (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday. Torain has not played in a football game since Oct. 13, 2007, when he was with Arizona State against Washington. He injured his left foot in that game, then, before the preseason this year with the Broncos, he suffered a left elbow injury that required surgery. Torain is expected to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

RB Ryan Torain (FA) is expected to give a boost to the Denver running game very soon. He will make his debut either Week 9 or Week 10.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kenny Watson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kenny Watson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Leonard Weaver (FA) Paul Domowitch, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Leonard Weaver saw increased playing time in Week 8 because of the absence of Brian Westbrook. Weaver saw most of the time in one-back sets because he was a better pass blocker than LeSean McCoy. He also got eight carries for a career high 75 yards during the game. When Westbrook returns to the lineup (likely in Week 9), Weaver likely will return to his job as the lead blocker.

*** Friday Update *** RB Leonard Weaver (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Leonard Weaver (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9. Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Eagles head coach Andy Reid indicated Westbrook should be able to play.

Westbrook, however, doesn't have any headaches and should play Sunday.

"Right now, that's what he's doing," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "I just held him out so he could rest up. Again, he's taken about every rep the last two days."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

CBSSports.com reports Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Westbrook has been completely cleared to play in the team's Week 9 game.

RB Brian Westbrook (FA) Bob Brookover, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Brian Westbrook (who missed last week with a concussion) will return to practice Wednesday, Nov. 4, according to head coach Andy Reid.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) practiced again Friday and continues to look good and will start Sunday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) is looking like his old self again. Coach Jon Gruden was very pleased: "I will say this about Carnell Williams - He was back today. That was probably the most exciting thing that happened to me this week and in the last couple weeks - Carnell Williams had a great day today. He made some great cuts, maybe because the Boss is in town, I don't know."

*** Friday Update *** RB Domanick Williams (FA) did not practice all week and is a game-time decision for week nine. He's looking very iffy to us.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Domanick Williams (FA) missed practice again and was downgraded to questionable with his knee. It's never a good sign to see players being downgraded on a Thursday. Jonathan Wells and Vernand Morency would see action if Davis can't go. Let's see how he looks after Friday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Domanick Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday but is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** RB Moe Williams (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Moe Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Derrick Wimbush (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Selvin Young (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. Young appears to be at best the backup RB for the Broncos now.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Selvin Young (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Amos Zereoue (FA) has been released by the team.

RB Cedric Benson (GB) has rejoined the team's active roster after serving his one-game suspension in Week 8. The team was granted a two-day exemption for Benson to participate in practice without counting toward the 53-man roster.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ryan Grant (GB) said he understands that he has received a reduced role in the offense this season and just wants to make play for the team. "You've got to be able to adjust in this game and in life. I'm OK with it. The expectations are the same for me. I'm trying to break a run every time. All of us, we all just want to make plays. We feel we should dominate on all levels." Grant has not asked head coach Mike McCarthy or offensive coordinator Joe Philbin about his reduced role.

RB Ryan Grant (GB) has already been named the team’s starting RB. "I think it's safe to say Ryan Grant will be the starter when we got to Kansas City (on Sunday)," HC Mike McCarthy said after Grant ripped off 104 yards against Denver Monday night.

*** Friday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB John Kuhn (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB John Kuhn (GB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB John Kuhn (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Eddie Lacy (GB) Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements mentioned using the running back with the "hot hand" when deciding between Eddie Lacy and James Starks. "Well, you want to get them both work," Clements said Friday, Nov. 1. "You don't want to overload one or the other but if one has the hot hand then you stick with him. So it's not a set plan as to how that works, but they're both going to play. The line's going to block for both of them and we'd anticipate that they'd both be effective."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) The Green Bay Packers would like to limit the burden on Eddie Lacy by giving James Starks more carries. Starks had seven rushes for 57 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Minnesota Vikings in his first game back since suffering a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his knee last month. Lacy still finished the game with a season-high 29 carries for 94 yards and a score. "Eddie was in a groove so we stayed the way we did and obviously it worked out well," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "When James got his opportunity, I thought he jumped in there and made an impact. He was running hard, downhill, not wasting any steps. He had good reads. That's why the attempts and things like that, you look at it week to week. I would have liked to have James Starks get a few more carries."

*** Friday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) is expected to receive a share of touches this week due to Alex Green's struggles. Starks was expected to see more action last week, but he was limited due to the stomach flu. Green is expected to be the primary passing-down back. John Kuhn (hamstring) appears unlikely to play again this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Johnny White (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Johnny White (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Johnny White (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alfred Blue (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Alfred Blue (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Andre Brown (HOU) is 100 percent healthy and recovered from his fractured left leg, but he said he will wear a protective shin guard "for the rest of my career." Head coach Tom Coughlin said he's "going to have to wait and see" when Brown will return. It's unclear if Peyton Hillis and/or Brandon Jacobs will have a roster spot when Brown returns. The Giants have said they will keep Hillis around as he has run with toughness during his two games with the team so far. We'll see if that actually happens when Brown is back on the active roster. Obviously, grab Brown on the waiver wire now that he's close to returning.

RB Andre Brown (HOU) said he feels great and expects to play after the team's Week 9 bye.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend. It's looking like he'll be a game time decision which is problematic as the Texans play Sunday night. If you've got other options, it's probably best to consider them here as it's looking risky for Foster.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) took all his scheduled reps in Thursday's practice. Great news for the Texans and Foster owners who were probably worried when Foster skipped practice Wednesday. Tate practiced so we can expect him to play through his rib injury, which means the two backs will split carries at least a little. Hopefully Foster's hamstring is back to health and can survive the whole game against Indianapolis. While not the cakewalk matchup it used to be, the Indianapolis is still a fine matchup for running backs. We're hoping Foster can get back to his productive self this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Foster (hamstring) will be a game-time decision in Week 9.

RB Arian Foster (HOU) said Monday, Oct. 28, that he expects to practice this week. "Opened up pretty good (Monday)," Foster said. "So I expect to practice this week and push towards playing." Head coach Gary Kubiak added that a decision on Foster is likely to come later in the week after far as playing Sunday, Nov. 3, against the Indianapolis Colts.

*** Friday Update *** RB Andre Hall (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. Hall is not expected to be a big factor this weekend (if he is active).

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Andre Hall (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not travel with the team for their Week 9 game and has been ruled out.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend. The team is still not ruling him out but it is unlikely that he will play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Thursday. There were reports Thursday that he'd miss several weeks with a broken bone in his foot. Then reports later in the day said that the injury was not serious and he was expected to play Sunday. Let's see how he's able to work Friday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) said X-rays on his foot didn't show any structural damage. Bradshaw, who has a screw in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot from surgery two years ago, is likely having pain because the screw is aggravating his foot.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9. He's listed as probable.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Thursday. He's still expected to play Sunday as normal.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Clifton Dawson (IND) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Clifton Dawson (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clifton Dawson (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) has been ruled out for the team's Week 9 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He did not travel with the team to Philadelphia for the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Mike Hart (IND) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his left ankle, according to CBSSports.com. He was hurt in the fourth quarter of Week 8. His availability for Week 9 won't be known for a few days.

*** Friday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (IND) Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said Trent Richardson is starting to show more patience as a runner. "You want to do more so you're going to try to do more and that's not always the right way to go as a running back," Childress said. "That happens with every running back, he's not the Lone Ranger."

*** Friday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Jamaal Charles (KC) Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles is considered day-to-day because of a bruised knee. Nothing to really worry about here. Make sure to check in and see how Charles is progressing as the week of practice rolls on. The Chiefs travel to Buffalo to play the Bills in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) was knocked out of Thursday night's game with a neck injury. Charles said he passed concussion tests Thursday and that he'll be available to play in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I feel like I can still play," Charles said. "I'm fine right now. I feel good. I came off the field pretty good. I feel like I could have gone back in, but they told me to relax."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll defended his use of Jamaal Charles in Week 8. Charles had just eight touches in the game. "Jamaal is a good player ... and give Oakland credit," Daboll said. "They did a nice job of stopping the run. We tried to move it some other ways. Every week is a new week. You go as the game develops. You try to run or pass based some on what you think you can do and some on what they're doing. If they're doing a good job of stopping the run over and over, we're going to try and move the ball in another fashion."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kolby Smith likely will not get many carries in Week 9. The Chiefs are going to ease him back into the lineup, but if Jamaal Charles continues to have fumbling problems we could see an expanded role for Smith in future weeks.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Week 9 will provide the Chiefs with an opportunity to get a good look at Jamaal Charles as their featured back due to the suspension of Larry Johnson. "I think this is an opportunity for Jamaal," head coach Todd Haley said, "without a doubt." Charles makes more sense as a featured back in Week 9 over Kolby Smith because Smith hasn't played since injuring a knee midway through last season. However, Charles has only 23 carries in seven games this season, and most have been draws and other runs out of passing formations.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamaal Charles (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

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

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

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Nate Eachus (KC) is out for this weekend's game.

RB Nate Eachus (KC) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cyrus Gray (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cyrus Gray (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) practiced on Thursday and will play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) did not practice on Wednesday but is expected to start as normal in week nine.

RB Thomas Jones (KC) is not expected to be limited by his ribs this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB LaMichael James (MIA) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said he wants LaMichael James back in the mix at running back in the second half of the season.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) ESPN.com reports fans of the Chiefs have started an online petition asking general manager Scott Pioli to deactivate Larry Johnson so that he cannot surpass former NFL RB Priest Holmes for the team's all-time rushing record. Johnson is just 75 yards shy of the record. "We are asking you, as fans of this team, this organization, and of the pride that this city has in the Chiefs, please deactivate Larry Johnson. Please do not let his name sit atop the all-time rushing leaders in Kansas City Chiefs history," the petition says. "He has never represented anything close to the values that we have for our Chiefs and it would be another dagger to the fans that continue to support this proud franchise."

RB Larry Johnson (MIA) Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star, reports the Chiefs have considered releasing Larry Johnson, according to an industry source. However, the team is cautious of the precedent releasing Johnson might set. The team does not want to send a message that if a player wants out of Kansas City, all he would have to do is speak out or act up to get his way.

*** Friday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) was suspended for week 10 by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) NFL.com's Adam Schefter speculates that a statement from Chiefs' President Carl Peterson earlier this week revealed that Kansas City, "has no plans to play Johnson [Week 9] or probably anytime soon."

RB Larry Johnson (MIA) has been charged with simple assault after allegedly spitting his drink in a woman's face. Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp said Johnson was charged Monday and turned himself in, later being released after posting a $500 bond. It is the fourth time in five years that Johnson has been accused of assaulting a woman, and he faces a possible suspension for violating league rules.

*** Friday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) will most likely start and get the bulk of the carries for the team in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) is expected to play in Week 9 but may be limited because head coach Tony Sparano is still concerned about Thomas' hamstring.

*** Friday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He'll likely be a game time decision even though he'e expressed optimism he'll be available to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (MIN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (MIN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (MIN) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Felton (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Hicks (MIN) practiced on Friday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Hicks (MIN) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Hicks (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Hicks (MIN) will not play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) did not practice on Friday (he was excused) but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) Vikings wanted Adrian Peterson to have some additional rest due to his sprained left ankle, which is why he did not practice Friday, Nov. 2. Peterson, who is listed as probable for the team's Week 9 game against the Seattle Seahawks, worked in the pool and received additional treatment from the team's trainers. He has been bothered by his left ankle injury for the past month. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Peterson resting was purely a precautionary move on their part.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Naufahu Tahi (MIN) Alex Marvez, of FOXSports.com, reports Naufahu Tahi suffered an eye injury while wrestling with Adrian Peterson in the team's locker room Saturday, Oct. 31, according to a source. The horseplay led to Tahi missing the team's Week 8 game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Bolden (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Bolden (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Bolden (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. However, he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) will not play in week nine.

RB Jonas Gray (NE) rushed 17 times for 86 yards in the Week 8 game Sunday, Oct. 26. Gray ran decisively, which is something the team has seen in the downhill runner since training camp.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Patrick Pass (NE) was limited in Wednesday’s practice and is questionable for week nine.

*** 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.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) will not play in Week 9.

*** 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) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to play this weekend.

RB Darian Barnes (NO) has been signed by the team. Detroit released DT Langston Moore to create a spot for Barnes.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ladell Betts (NO) will not play in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ladell Betts (NO) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ladell Betts (NO) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

RB Heath Evans (NO) has been signed by the team.

*** Friday Update *** RB Korey Hall (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Korey Hall (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Korey Hall (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) said he is a little sore after a career-high 24 carries in Week 8 but added that he will be ready to carry a heavy load again in the team's Week 9 game Thursday, Oct. 30.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) did not practice on Thursday . Let's see if he's able to get on the practice field Friday. If he can't, he'll likely miss this week's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) practiced on Friday and took several carries during the team portion of the practice. He seems to be on target to return in week ten.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) did not practice on Thursday, but HC Bill Parcells expects him to return to the practice field either Friday or Saturday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Khiry Robinson (NO) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (NO) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB DeShawn Wynn (NO) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday and will miss the rest of the year. Wynn suffered a shoulder injury in Monday night's overtime victory at Denver. X-rays taken on Tuesday indicated that the injury was serious enough to sideline Wynn for an extended period.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jim Finn (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to play this weekend.

RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) The Giants likely will not release Peyton Hillis when Andre Brown (leg) is activated because Hillis has been running the ball well and has been a good blocker and receiver in the passing game.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks after aggravating his hamstring injury in practice Friday, Nov. 4. According to an MRI, he suffered a significant aggravation. Also, the Browns are growing weary of the drama surrounding Hillis and are prepared to let him walk via free agency after the season, according to NFL sources. "It's one thing after another, and what's been out there isn't even the half of it," one source said Friday, Nov. 4. Yahoo! Sports is also reporting that the Browns may consider placing Hillis on Injured Reserve if the injury is severe enough that would keep him out of the lineup for several weeks.

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. Hillis re-injured his ailing hamstring in practice Friday, Nov. 4. He took a handoff before pulling up lame. Hillis tossed the ball and his helmet angrily and limped to the sideline before walking off with a trainer. He is now very unlikely to play in Week 9 and some are reporting that he could miss a couple of weeks.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice. It's looking like he'll be in the starting lineup this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Peyton Hillis is considered day-to-day with his hamstring injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) was excused from Friday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Henry Hynoski (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Henry Hynoski (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Henry Hynoski (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) said he injured hamstring is feeling good and expects to play after the team's Week 9 bye. He said he could have played Week 8 but wanted to be cautious.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) There were conflicting reports on Ahmad Bradshaw today.

First, NJ.com reported that Bradshaw suffered a cracked bone in his foot during the team's Week 8 game and is out indefinitely, according to someone informed of Bradshaw's health status. The person, who requested anonymity because the Giants haven't provided full details on Bradshaw's injury, said the running back is mulling whether to have corrective surgery. Bradshaw has had similar issues with both feet and ankles in recent years and has undergone surgery. It is unclear at this point how long Bradshaw will be sidelined, although Brandon Jacobs is now set to carry the load heading into Week 9.

However, ESPN's Adam Schefter later tweeted that Bradshaw's foot injury is not considered serious and should be able to play in Week 9.

NFL.com's Jason LaCanfora later added that Bradshaw may be able to play in Week 9 if he is able to tolerate the pain from the foot injury. The team could consider giving Bradshaw a limited role in the short term while it heals. He has been able to play with a similar injury in the past.

RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) said he will change the way he has been playing for the rest of the regular season after he was booed in the team's Week 8 victory. "You're going to see a change, man. You're going to see a change," Jacobs said. He also said that he wants to play for another three years in the NFL. Jacobs finished with just 10 yards on four carries and one catch.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger, reports Brandon Jacobs said he is due for a 100-yard game in Week 9. "Yeah, I tell you what, if anyone is due for one, it's definitely me," Jacobs said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) practiced on Friday and barring a setback, should play. He'll be a game time decision though.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) did not practice on Thursday and is questionable to play in week nine with a quad bruise.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (NYG) did not practice on Thursday. Sources indicate that Jennings has been ruled out for Week 9.

RB Rashad Jennings (NYG) is not ready to go for Week 9, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Jennings said he is not able to make cuts yet and has been limited to linear running.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB David Wilson (NYG) will be re-evaluated by doctors next week. Neck injuries are nothing to be taken lightly. The Giants will take every precaution with Wilson before he's cleared to play again.

RB David Wilson (NYG) The Giants could place David Wilson on Injured Reserve if his neck injury does not show much improvement.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

Also, Johnson said he is frustrated with his small role on offense as well as the team's struggles. "Of course I'm frustrated," Johnson said. "On top of having a limited role, not playing as much as I want to play and then on top of that we're 1-7. It's frustrating." Johnson and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg discussed the possibility of expanded his role two weeks ago, but that hasn't come to fruition. Head coach Rex Ryan insisted that Johnson isn't being phased out of the offense. Johnson received only 16 snaps in the team's Week 8 game. He rushed for seven yards on three carries and caught two passes for 13 yards.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday, Oct. 30, that ideally he would like to get 20 carries for Chris Johnson, while getting Shonn Greene 15 carries.

RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said he has no plans to even out the carries between Chris Johnson and Javon Ringer. "There's no rhyme or reason to it right now. If there was, I'd let you know," Munchak said. "We're just trying to get something fixed that hasn't been as productive as we'd like, and we're not doing anything different .... We don't feel any different about Chris Johnson. All of the above. Nothing's changing. Our philosophy hasn't changed." However, Munchak also said he will play whoever gives the team the best chance to win.

RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said he has no plans to even out the carries between Chris Johnson and Javon Ringer. "There's no rhyme or reason to it right now. If there was, I'd let you know," Munchak said. "We're just trying to get something fixed that hasn't been as productive as we'd like, and we're not doing anything different .... We don't feel any different about Chris Johnson. All of the above. Nothing's changing. Our philosophy hasn't changed." However, Munchak also said he will play whoever gives the team the best chance to win.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (NYJ) NFL.com reports Chris Johnson believes the team can finish the season with a 10-6 record after starting off 0-6, according to an interview on Sporting News Radio. "We really believe like we can, like we started off 10-0 last year, before we played Jacksonville, we sat down and was like we really feel like we can go 10-0 in these last ten games," Johnson said.

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Maurice Jones-Drew will not play Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to play this weekend.

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

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

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

*** Saturday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) has already been ruled out for the Week 9 game against the Denver Broncos, and the team is hopeful of having him back for the Week 10 battle against the San Diego Chargers. However, the possibility exists he might miss that game, too, as he remains on crutches while wearing a protective boot due to a mid-foot sprain suffered in Week 7. "I don't know that," head coach Hue Jackson said Friday, Nov. 4. "I know we're making progress each and every day. He's getting closer and closer. To me, that mid-foot sprain, you just got to take it day to day."

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) is unlikely to play in Week 9 after missing practice again Wednesday, Nov. 2. He left the facilities Wednesday on crutches and in a protective boot.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) said following practice Wednesday, Nov. 3, that his hamstring is still not at 100 percent, according to Vittorio Tafur, of the San Francisco Chronicle. "I'm still keeping an eye an it, because at times it does still tighten on me," McFadden said. "So one of the main things for me is just trying to keep it loose. That's why in between series, you'll see me on the sideline riding the bike, just trying to keep it loose."

RB Darren McFadden (OAK) Jerry McDonald, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Darren McFadden went through a workout Monday, Nov. 2, and has been improving. "We went out there today and worked on cuts. I was kind of winded," McFadden said. "That was one of the main things, see if I can get out there and do a little running around and get good footing." He is hoping to return against the Kansas City Chiefs Nov. 15.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday. McFadden has been using a walking boot for several weeks. Usually it is on his right foot. But when McFadden made his way out of the Raiders facility Wednesday, the boot was on his left foot. Which means one of two things - either the left ankle is actually the injury that kept him out, or he has two separate injuries. As of last Thursday, HC Tom Cable said the injury keeping McFadden from full participation in practice was his right turf toe.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jamize Olawale (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) practiced fully on Friday. McCoy said he was still feeling a bit sick Friday, Nov. 4, but that he intends to play in Week 9. Head coach Andy Reid said McCoy had the stomach flu.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) said his fractured ribs are still not 100 percent healed, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Polk (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Polk (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Darren Sproles (PHI) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Oct. 28. Sproles said he is hopeful to play this week, but is not sure of his status until he gets more practice in.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) Recovery for a hand fracture can take up to eight weeks to recover from, which puts some uncertainty around when Darren Sproles may return to action this season. Interim head coach Joe Vitt has not offered a timetable for Sproles. That eight-week time period can decrease if the player is capable of playing with a cast.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (PHI) is out for this weekend's game. Sproles had surgery on his broken hand, and there's no timetable for his return. He'll be re-evaluated next week, but he will likely miss a few weeks.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB Baron Batch (PIT) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Baron Batch (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeGarrette Blount (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB LeGarrette Blount (PIT) is expected to return to game action in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints. He will be the team's primary back and will even stay on the field for third downs with Earnest Graham (Achilles) out for the year. "Oh yeah, I know I'm going to play third downs in this game," Blount said. "I'm probably not going to play all of them, but I know I'm going to play quite a few of them." Blount said he is fully recovered from his knee injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Duce Staley (PIT) will likely not be activated for the Broncos tilt, even with the season-ending injury to RB Verron Haynes. FB John Kuhn, who was signed from the practice squad this week, will likely dress instead because of his ability to play on special teams.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Duce Staley (PIT) is expected to be active this weekend as Jerome Bettis will likely sit with an injured knee.

*** Friday Update *** RB Curtis Brinkley (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Curtis Brinkley (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Curtis Brinkley (SD) The status for Curtis Brinkley (concussion) for the Week 9 game against the Green Bay Packers won't be known until later in the week.

RB Curtis Brinkley (SD) was being evaluated for a possible concussion suffered in the Week 8 overtime loss against the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Oct. 31.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) Colts head coach Bruce Arians said Donald Brown and Vick Ballard will play "equal amounts" in Week 9, and he'll wait to see how everything transpires before naming a starting running back.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) Colts head coach Jim Caldwell indicated that Donald Brown likely will see an increase in playing time in Week 9, reports Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star. Brown's playing time in Week 8 was limited because of his hamstring injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said Donald Brown did not suffer an injury in the team's Week 8 game when he did not return to the game in the fourth quarter, reports Phil Richards, of The Indianapolis Star. Caldwell said the team had a scripted amount of time Brown would play in the game and would not go away from the plan.

*** Friday Update *** RB Donald Brown (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) did not practice on Thursday. Mathews, reportedly, is likely to sit out of the Week 9 game and return after the Week 10 bye.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) did not practice on Wednesday. It's not official, but it's looking like he'll be held out of this week's game and will catch the San Diego bye week in Week 10.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Mathews is iffy, at best, to play during Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers. However, Ollie Wilson, the team's running backs coach, wasn't so sure about Mathews missing his first game of the season. Mathews has shown an increased toughness this year and has even forced his way back into some other games after suffering injuries earlier this year. While he has not missed a game, he has been unavailable for portions of three of them due to groin, calf and thumb injuries. Head coach Norv Turner said Mathews is a very physical runner, often initiating contact with defenders, which can open him up to injury problems. The team is looking for him to get out of bounds more and to let dead plays end without opening him to further injury problems. Wilson said they need Mathews to be more logical with his approach, as he has a hard time saying a tailback is too physical. "He has been better. But yet there are still those times where he'll give himself up and somebody will catch him, and the next thing you know he's getting hurt," Wilson said of Mathews. Mathews has played in 295 snaps this year, four more than he did in his entire rookie season. The more experience he has, the more he is expected to pick his spots better.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) missed practice again Thursday. It's looking like he may miss this week's game unless he's able to get back on the field Friday. Watch for that.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) appears to be finally healthy after suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 2, according to CBSSports.com. "I think he has put that ankle behind him," coach Norv Turner said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** RB Quinton Ganther (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Quinton Ganther (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Quinton Ganther (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Henry (SEA) According to reports, Chris Henry has been notified he faces a four-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. Official notification is expected to be received Saturday, and Henry will have five days to decide if he wishes to appeal. Any appeal would delay the suspension until tests are verified and determined if they are valid.

RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) does not have a rift between himself and the team, according to head coach Pete Carroll. A report Sunday, Oct. 26, said that the Seahawks had grown tired of Lynch's ways. "At this point, I don't think it behooves us to try to respond to all these kinds of things," Carroll said. "Our players have told you how they feel about it, and we're in a really good place right now. It's just not worth it, but there's nothing to that." Lynch has 111 carries for 482 yards this season.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Marshawn Lynch will play in week 9 Sunday, Nov. 3, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lynch missed two days of practice during the week because of a sore knee but returned Friday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) missed practice Thursday. It's still not time to panic, though you can see the concern as two practices missed could mean something's hinky. That said, we fully expect Lynch to be ready to go this weekend in a good matchup against Tampa Bay. Keep an eye on this though.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

RB Frank Gore (SF) joined former Denver Broncos RB Terrell Davis, former Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson and former Buffalo Bills RB O.J. Simpson as the only players since 1970 to rush for at least 125 yards with a touchdown in four consecutive games. Johnson and Simpson actually accomplished the feat in five straight.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) predicted he would play Sunday against Atlanta, saying, "I'll be able to go. I'm all right." Moments later however, Gore confessed he couldn't do everything he wanted during practice, including pushing and cutting on his sprained ankle. Gore clearly was discouraged as he briefly described his condition. The 49ers listed him as questionable for the game against the Falcons, and HC Mike Nolan called Gore a "game-day decision." We're officially worried about him. But the good news is that it's an early game so check the Sunday Update web page for his official status.

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Gore has been limited all week. He'll likely be a game time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice and is still hoping to start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Hetherington (SF) did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision at best for week nine.

RB Marcus Lattimore (SF) will make his season debut on the practice field Wednesday, Oct. 29, and the team will have three weeks to evaluate whether to bring him off the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. It's unknown how Lattimore will factor into the running back mix if he returns.

*** Friday Update *** RB Benny Cunningham (STL) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Benny Cunningham (STL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Benny Cunningham (STL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Stephen Davis (STL) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stephen Davis (STL) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Stephen Davis (STL) did not practice on Wednesday but is expected to play in week nine.

RB Tre Mason (STL) and Benny Cunningham each were on the field for 18 snaps in Week 8. Zac Stacy received 15 snaps during the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. Barring a setback, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) said on Thursday that they team has been working to implement new plays which will increase the number of touches he receives, beginning with the team's Week 9 game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Zac Stacy (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Zac Stacy (STL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Zac Stacy (STL) fully practiced Thursday. Great news as Stacy has a nice matchup against the Tennessee Titans this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Zac Stacy (STL) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Zac Stacy (STL) suffered a low ankle sprain in the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 28, and he was not on the field for the club's final drive of the night. Stacy went back on the field for the final play of the game and was split out wide instead of being used in the backfield.

*** Friday Update *** RB Earnest Graham (TB) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Earnest Graham (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Earnest Graham (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) was in a walking boot and not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

RB Doug Martin (TB) The Buccaneers were fielding offers for Doug Martin and were more likely to deal him than Vincent Jackson, according to sources. Teams had approached the team about Martin, who could be had at the right price. He was believed to be expendable with Charles Sims eligible to come off the injured-reserve designated-to-return list. Martin, however, was not traded before Tuesday's deadline and remains a Buccaneer.

*** Friday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Charles Sims (TB) could have 10 or more touches in Week 9, in the opinion of beat writer Greg Auman.

*** Friday Update *** RB Casey Cramer (TEN) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Casey Cramer (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Casey Cramer (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Shonn Greene is expected to be in the 15-carry range moving forward. A very interesting note for fantasy owners here. Greene is going to be a big part of the ground game and severely cut into the carries for Chris Johnson. It's a nice matchup for the Titans this week against the 23rd ranked Rams rush defense in Week 9. Greene makes for a nice "out of nowhere" flex play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmard Hall (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmard Hall (TEN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmard Hall (TEN) will not play this weekend.

RB Dexter McCluster (TEN) had a team-high seven catches for 67 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 8 win over the Cleveland Brown. He also had one rush for five yards. "As a player, you never know when it's going to be your day," said McCluster, who was targeted by Alex Smith a team-high 10 times. "You just have to be there when it's time. I was able to get started early and get some balls early." His 13 touches were a season high, and the team has been looking for someone to step up and help lighten the workload for RB Jamaal Charles. Smith thinks the team will use McCluster more in the second half of the season.

*** Friday Update *** RB Dexter McCluster (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Dexter McCluster (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dexter McCluster (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Javon Ringer (TEN) Titans head coach Mike Munchak is making it clear that Chris Johnson is still the team's starting running back despite a terrible season to this point. RB Javon Ringer will continue to see work, though.

*** Friday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Javon Ringer (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Leon Washington (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Leon Washington (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Leon Washington (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Wide Receiver

WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said the team isn't trying to trade Larry Fitzgerald this year despite reports Sunday, Oct. 27, that the team could trade him after this season. "I can tell you two things, and I want to make this clear and simple -- I have not had one conversation with another NFL team regarding a trade with Larry Fitzgerald," Keim said. Fitzgerald will count $18 million against the salary cap next year while earning $13 million, and he's under contract until 2017. His cap hit will increase again in 2015 to $21.25 million but then drops to $18.25 million in 2016 and $15 million in 2017.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (ARI) currently ranks fourth on the team with 18 targets this season.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (ARI) Carlos Frias, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said Ted Ginn Jr. will be given the opportunity to win back his starting receiver job. Ginn said he believes his big plays on special teams can help him make big plays on offense.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Drew Davis (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Davis (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Robert Ferguson (ATL) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Robert Ferguson (ATL) missed practice again and will miss week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Robert Ferguson (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week nine.

WR Robert Ferguson (ATL) said he could return from his sprained knee ligament suffered on Oct. 23 sooner rather than later. "There's a strong possibility I'll come back this weekend," he said. "I'm feeling great." "Everything is in the doc's hands," he said. "If it was up to me, I would've played last week."

*** Friday Update *** WR Brian Finneran (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brian Finneran (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) has seen his snaps at receiver reduced over the last few games because the team wants to keep him fresh for punt returns, reports Dan Pompei, of the Chicago Tribune.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. He certainly sounds like he'll play though. He was asked Friday if he would have any limitations coming off a sprained right ankle, Hester responded, "none whatsoever."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Devin Hester vowed to play in the team's Week 9 game. Hester said his sprained right ankle is not seriously injured.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Devin Hester (ATL) was added to the injury report as questionable after missing practice Friday with a tight hamstring. But the NFL’s top punt returner is expected to play Sunday when the Bears host the Dolphins. "It’s feeling pretty good," Hester said Friday afternoon. "They’re just giving me a little rest. It kind of tightened up a little bit, but it’s pretty good now. I’ll be ready to go by Sunday."

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice. The team is optimistic that he'll be able to play this week. But let's see how he's able to work Friday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Julio Jones (ATL) returned to practice Monday, Oct. 31, after missing the team's last two contests.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Courtney Roby (ATL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Courtney Roby (ATL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Courtney Roby (ATL) is expected to start for the team in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) ran a few individual drills at the start of the practice Friday and will be listed as limited for the session. Head coach Mike Smith said White's status for Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers is uncertain. He is officially questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Roddy White (ATL) Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) will continue to rehab his injuries, and the doctors will determine if he will be able to play Week 9.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) is expected to start for the team in place of the injured Michael Jenkins.

*** Friday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) did not practice on Thursday. However, he is running on the side for the first time since breaking a bone in his foot in the season-opener.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Drew Bennett (BAL) will start running this week, according to HC Jim Haslett.

WR Drew Bennett (BAL) will not play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Campanaro (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Campanaro (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Steve Smith (BAL) took full responsibility for the team's Week 8 loss, according to Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer. Smith had nine receptions for 85 yards, but he also had at least two drops and a fumble when he was trying desperately to make something out of nothing. "For me personally I let my teammates down. I played horribly," Smith said. "Probably one of my worst games in my career. Offensively, the loss goes on me. I didn't help us win. I take full responsibility on screwing things up. Didn't play well, didn't play at a high level, and it was like for a few plays I messed up, it was like they played with 10 men on the field."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Smith (BAL) had an off game last week including a muffed punt return. After the game he indicated he won't be returning punts again, "That'll be my last time back there." When asked who made that decision, he replied, "The last time I checked, I've only got one person to answer to. That's my maker." HC John Fox responded on the topic, "I don't know what he [Smith] said after the game, but that could have been in frustration. I haven't talked to him about it. He was very open minded to do it in that game. We'll revisit that as we move forward."

WR Torrey Smith (BAL) has been the intended target for five of Joe Flacco's seven interceptions this season, which is tied for the most interceptions when targeting a receiver. Smith has also caught only 46.2 percent of the passes thrown to him this season.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Ramses Barden (BUF) The Giants have activated Ramses Barden (ankle) from the Physically Unable to Perform list. He might even be the team's No. 3 WR with Hakeem Nicks out this weekend.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

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

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Hogan (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Hogan (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Mike Williams (BUF) was placed on Injured Reserve with a torn hamstring.

WR Robert Woods (BUF) developed some nice chemistry with EJ Manuel early in the season, but his production has dropped since Thaddeus Lewis has taken over for the injured Manuel. "I think his production numbers are down," head coach Doug Marrone said. "But not his playing time. He's playing more than anybody." Woods has played in 565 of the team's 592 offensive snaps this year. Marrone suggested that opposing defenses may be paying more attention to Woods now.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jason Avant (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jason Avant (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jason Avant (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jason Avant (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jason Avant (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Philly Brown (CAR) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Philly Brown (CAR) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marvin McNutt (CAR) did not practice on Thursday .

WR Tiquan Underwood (CAR) appears to be the leading candidate to start in place of Mike Williams (hamstring). Chris Owusu could take over the No. 3 wide receiver duties.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) did not practice on Thursday. Holmes (hamstring) is still unlikely to play in Week 9. The team has a bye in Week 10, and the expected scenario is for Holmes to return in Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills. "I still don't know. At this point, I was only able to do individuals. I'm pretty sure once things get rolling and I'm able to practice, that's when I'll be able to play," Holmes said Wednesday, Oct. 30.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday. Holmes (hamstring) is making progress from a hamstring injury. "Today was just a little bit better," Holmes said. "Today was the 1st day I was able to run a route & feel good about it."

WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) The Jets are not very optimistic about Santonio Holmes' (hamstring) availability for their Week 9 game.

WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) will return to start for the Steelers in Week 9 against the Redskins, HC Mike Tomlin said today. Tomlin made Holmes inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants after the wide receiver was charged with marijuana possession last Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (CHI) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Johnny Knox (CHI) has gained some of the weight he lost after his back surgery but is still unlikely to play this season. It appears Knox is making progress in his hopes of playing again.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) said he is frustrated that he only has one touchdown this season but said the team is doing a job trying to get the ball to the playmakers, reports Brian Biggane, of the Palm Beach Post. "There's some frustration, always, because you want to see the offense live up to its potential," he said. "But [offensive coordinator Dan Henning] and his staff do a great job of getting the playmakers the ball, or trying to."

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) believes the team can finish the season on a nine-game win streak, according to Clarence E. Hill, Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I think we can go nine in a row," Williams said. "People can call me stupid or whatever, but this football team has the core of players, it has the supporting cast of players to win nine in a row."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com, reports that Roy Williams doesn't think he and Tony Romo are connecting yet. "It's just not even close," Williams said. "It's not even funny. Not even close." Williams said that passes to #2 WR Miles Austin are on target, but passes to him are off. "He gets the ball thrown correctly his way," Williams said of Austin. "I'm stretching and falling and doing everything. Everybody [else] who's been here's balls are there. Our footballs [from Romo to Williams] are everywhere right now."

Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Romo and Williams worked on some things after practice Wednesday, Nov. 4, to try and improve their on-field chemistry. Williams said the two will continue to work after practice until they produce more during games.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision for week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) was very limited in practice on Wednesday and remains questionable for week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR A.J. Green (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

WR A.J. Green (CIN) said Sunday, Oct. 26, that he felt "about 80 percent" after feeling "40 percent last week." Green said he has not had any soreness after working out.

WR A.J. Green (CIN) Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden is expected to get A.J. Green more targets moving forward after he was targeted only six times in Week 7 with only one of them being a deep pass. Green is currently on pace for 101 catches this season.

WR A.J. Green (CIN) Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, who covered A.J. Green in Week 8, said Green is arguably one of the league's most overrated receivers. "I would say he's probably one of the most overrated receivers out there," Sherman said. "He wasn't anything special. (Andy) Dalton was a good quarterback. He makes good decisions, but A.J. Green is just a lot of noise talking and bad routes."

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (CIN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (CIN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Greg Little (CIN) was targeted five times in Week 8 in his second start since signing with the team, and head coach Marvin Lewis said he feels Little "has the ability to make plays" for the offense.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Sanu (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Mohamed Sanu (CIN) did not practice on Tuesday .

WR Brandon Tate (CIN) was used as the No. 2 receiver in Week 8 because of Deion Branch's ankle injury, reports ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Tate was on the field for 38 of the team's 54 offensive plays.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Tate (CIN) Robert Lee, from the Providence Journal, reports with Julian Edelman out because of a broken forearm, Brandon Tate is expected to share snaps with special teams ace Sam Aiken as the Patriots' third wide receiver against Miami.

*** Friday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) did not practice on Thursday. Austin was going through rehab exercises on a side field.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Miles Austin (CLE) has been working on concentrating while catching passes during practice this week because he is tied for the league in dropped passes with six, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.

WR Travis Benjamin (CLE) tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the team's Week 8 game, according to head coach Rob Chudzinski.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andrew Hawkins (CLE) The Bengals activated Andrew Hawkins (ankle) from the Injured Reserve/Recall list. Hawkins could become a third wide receiver option behind A.J. Green and Marvin Jones in the team's Week 9 game Thursday, Oct. 31, against the Miami Dolphins with Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) questionable for the game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andrew Hawkins (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Steve Sanders (CLE) was signed by the team.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Rodney Smith (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) said the footage of him appearing to argue with teammates was actually "all positive." NFL Films released some footage of sideline audio that showed Bryant and Tony Romo talking strategy.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) has been removed as the team's primary punt returner. Bryant has made mistakes during punt returns in consecutive games. Bryant said he is not disappointed over the demotion; however, he plans to speak with the coaching staff. "Nah, I wasn't disappointed at all," Bryant said. "I was very understanding. But like I said, I'm going to get back in coach's ear. I think it will be hard for him to tell me no. I'm going to continue to keep working at it."

In other news, Bryant received approval to be out past midnight Saturday, Nov. 3. Adviser David Wells confirmed he approved for Bryant to hang out at a nightclub to celebrate his birthday, which is Nov. 4. "He had a security person there with him and some of his teammates were there too," Wells said before leaving for Atlanta, where the Cowboys play the Falcons in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) suffered a hip issue in the team's Week 8 game, but the Cowboys do not believe it is serious.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) Tony Romo defended Dez Bryant when asked about his sideline antics in the team's Week 8 loss. Bryant was seen throwing his helmet during an apparent rant. Romo said he had no problem with Bryant's emotions. "Dez is great," Romo said. "His emotion, there is never a negative emotion that comes from it. It's just positive consistently. He's just a kid who loves playing the game. He's passionate. But there is never any malice or anything negative involved. Cameras can catch whatever they want; he is never mean to another person or anything like that. He just wants to win and he's excited about being out there playing. We're lucky to have him." Romo added Bryant is a great teammate.

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) has yet to learn how to run proper routes in the NFL, and as a result the Cowboys' offense has been somewhat predictable. Until Bryant develops some discipline in his route running, Tony Romo isn't going to trust him. Bryant also needs to figure out how to beat press coverage by a defensive back. Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha had his way with Bryant in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. Harris will be the team's punt returner in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

WR Mike Jefferson (DAL) was reinstated by the NFL on Monday. He was suspended the last four weeks for violating the league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Caldwell (DEN) will not play in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) did not practice on Thursday . He's expected to be in Texas Saturday attending his mother's funeral and many consider him unlikely to play Sunday night.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Edell Shepherd (DEN) added punt returns to his duties after Phillip Buchanon was released two weeks ago. After struggling last week, he was replaced by rookie David Anderson. HC Gary Kubiak noted, "You get in a situation like that on the road and it was obvious that he lost his confidence catching the ball. And for me as a coach, I have to see that quicker and take that burden off him when he's struggling like that. I thought that David went in and did a good job, but we'll just keep coaching [Shepherd] up. He's done some good things. We'll work with him this week and see how he responds."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rod Smith (DEN) HC Mike Shanahan said after practice that Rod Smith's hip isn't recovering fast enough, and he won't be activated this season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. However, he is expected to play. On Friday, Welker said he is feeling much better. "I'm feeling good. I'm just looking forward to this weekend," Welker said. "I think any time you play in a game in the National Football League, you're going to have your bumps and bruises. Some things take an extra day - some take longer, some take less. You have to monitor it and move on."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Ryan Broyles (DET) suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in the team's Week 8 game and will miss the rest of the season. He is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Oct. 29, to repair the injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) said he "definitely expects to play" against the Miami Dolphins after the team's bye week. Johnson has missed the last three games due to a high right ankle sprain.

WR Calvin Johnson (DET) exploded for 329 receiving yards in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys. He now has five 200-yard receiving games in his career, matching former San Diego Chargers wide receiver and Hall of Famer Lance Alworth for the most in NFL history.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) has not missed a game since Week 17 of the 2010 season, which leaves room for hope that he'll play in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Johnson has not practiced for three consecutive days, but head coach Jim Schwartz isn't ready to count Johnson out just yet. "He's done it before (played without practicing). He obviously knows our offense, and then his health is the most important thing," Schwartz said Friday, Nov. 2. This is the first time Johnson has missed the entire week of practice from his current knee injury, which he has dealt with the past three weeks. Even if Johnson is not 100 percent healthy, his presence on the field can open up plays for the team's other receivers. According to NBC Sports, Johnson is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Friday and is officially questionable to play this weekend. Johnson is using a new recovery system that has him rest during the week of practice. He should be able to start against the Jaguars in week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

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

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. Coach Jim Schwartz said Friday he's "optimistic" that both receiver Calvin Johnson and running back Kevin Smith will play Sunday at Seattle.

"As long as everything keeps going the way it is the next few days, I'll be all right," Johnson said after practicing again Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) Tim Twentyman, of the Detroit News, reports Calvin Johnson worked with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, Nov. 5, and looks ready to play in Week 9.

“He’s making progress. He’s getting a little bit more and every day he’s a little bit better,” said Head Coach Jim Schwartz. “He’s making progress. He’s still going to end up being a game time decision on Sunday.” But understand that what Schwartz says means absolutely nothing.

“I’m feeling alright. It’s just a few little nicks and bruises left in there or whatever and I’m just trying to fight through that, but otherwise I’m alright.” said Johnson. “I’m able to practice, so it’s feeling pretty good. Just a little tightness in there.”

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Calvin Johnson (DET) The Detroit Free Press reports Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he is still unsure of the status of Calvin Johnson heading into Week 9.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) practiced fully on Thursday. He seems to be improving but probably will still be a game time decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Ogletree (DET) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Ogletree (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Marcus Robinson (DET) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in San Francisco.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marcus Robinson (DET) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marcus Robinson (DET) missed Monday's game because of a lower-back injury, and it's uncertain when he will resume practicing. "Hard to tell," HC Brad Childress said. "I know he's in there treating right now, and we'll just see what his comfort level is as well."

*** Friday Update *** WR Marcus Robinson (DET) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marcus Robinson (DET) was limited in practice Thursday. He's still listed as questionable.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marcus Robinson (DET) suffered a knee injury in Wednesday’s practice and was unable to finish the session. His status for week nine is unknown.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

WR Chaz Schilens (DET) CBSSports.com reports Chaz Schilens no longer feels pain in his left foot. Schilens is expected to make his regular-season debut Week 10, according to head coach Tom Cable.

*** Friday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Golden Tate (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Titus Young (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected 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) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jake Allen (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** WR Otis Amey (FA) practiced on Friday but looks like a game-time decision at best for week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Anderson (FA) will assume the team's punt returning duties for the indefinite future, beginning in Week 9.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Joe Anderson (FA) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Anderson (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Anderson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Arrelious Benn (FA) Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said the team needs to get Arrelious Benn more involved in the offense because he is one of the biggest playmakers on the team.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (FA) has been cleared to play and expects to be active for Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (FA) will not play in week nine.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Davone Bess (FA) Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said he believes Davone Bess should study the player who will be lining up against him during games more often. Sparano said some of the nickel backs Bess faces are not the same as the ones that are outside cornerbacks.

WR Davone Bess (FA) Harvey Fialkov, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Davone Bess will remain the team's punt returner despite fumbling a punt during Week 8.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Shaun Bodiford (FA) will likely handle punt returns in place of the injured Charles Woodson.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Boston (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine. Adjust your line-up accordingly.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Boston (FA) missed practice Thursday and is not expected to play this week.

WR Mark Bradley (FA) will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Bryant (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice. He is questionable to play in Week 9 and will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Antonio Bryant (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Antonio Bryant (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Nate Burleson (FA) said he resumed lifting weights last week and is being fitted for his game-day brace on his arm. The Lions are on bye in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reche Caldwell (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reche Caldwell (FA) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tyrone Calico (FA) did not practice on Thursday or Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tyrone Calico (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Chambers (FA) Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com, reports that Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said new WR Chris Chambers has a chance to play in week 9, but he was non-committal about the situation.

WR Chris Chambers (FA) Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Chargers waived Chris Chambers Monday, Nov. 2, according to a league source.

Schefter also reports the Chiefs claimed Chambers off waivers Tuesday, Nov. 3. Now, the Chargers will not have to pay him the $2.5 million they owed him.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Chatman (FA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** 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) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) missed another day of practice as he struggles with a concussion. It's starting to look like he might not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. Philip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star writes that he’ll "be shocked if Collie is not out there Sunday at Philadelphia, making catches as he always does, with some sort of bandage on that thumb."

Collie was asked if we should be optimistic about him playing this week. He said, “You can be optimistic. I joke around a little bit by saying it’s on an hour-to-hour basis. It depends on how I feel, but the thumb is definitely making very good progress.”

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Austin Collie (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Philip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star says "Don't be surprised if Austin Collie plays Sunday".

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Cone (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Cone (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Cone (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Ronald Curry (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ronald Curry (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ronald Curry (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Craig Davis (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Craig Davis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Early Doucet (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Braylon Edwards (FA) is unlikely to return to practice until later this week, and his availability for Week 9 is in question. However, his knee swelling isn't believed to be an issue that could cause him to miss the rest of the season. Edwards was expected to split duties with WR Golden Tate before he was scratched in Week 8. "The initial look at it is that he doesn't have any damage to his knee," head coach Pete Carroll said. "He has a knee that's worn on and so it responded for whatever reason to this trip or something, and we'll see what that means."

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (FA) is part of a three-man rotation at receiver. HC Romeo Crennel said Edwards would rotate with Dennis Northcutt opposite Antonio Bryant, which will get Edwards more playing time. “Although Braylon is coming on and is a bigger target, he is still a work in progress. He's making progress, and as a result we'll put him in that rotation. He's going to get more plays, and if he continues to progress he'll eventually be a starter,” Crennel said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Troy Edwards (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Troy Edwards (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is questionable for week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) practiced well on Wednesday and is expected to play in week nine.

WR Bobby Engram (FA) says he plans to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Yamon Figurs (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) was added to the injury report as probable with a quadraceps issue. Check our Sunday Update page before the game Sunday to get the official word about his status. Some reports are saying he'll be a game time decision.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) Colts have announced they have placed Anthony Gonzalez on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Gonzalez suffered a posterior cruciate ligament in Week 8 and could miss the team's Week 9 game, according to ESPN's John Clayton.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

Phil B. Wilson, of the Indianapolis Star, reports that Gonzalez is seeking a second opinion on his injured knee. Wilson writes, "for now, don't expect to see Gonzo any time soon."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. The Indianapolis Star reports "WR Anthony Gonzalez doesn't sound as close as we thought he would be. The coach mentioned Gonzo getting another opinion, which is not a good sign. So, for now, don't expect to see Gonzo any time soon."

*** Friday Update *** WR D.J Hackett (FA) had a good week of practice, and is expected to play Sunday at Cleveland. Holmgren said he's not sure if he will start though. Either Hackett or Nate Burleson, who is expected to play, will get the nod.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR D.J Hackett (FA) practiced some on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Az-Zahir Hakim (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

WR Az-Zahir Hakim (FA) injured his ribs Sunday morning after he sneezed. Seriously. He was declared inactive for last Sunday's game. Let's see how he looks this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Hall (FA) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Hall (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roy Hall (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cortez Hankton (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

WR James Hardy (FA) The Associated Press reports the Bills are expected to promote James Hardy to their active roster because he has shown that he is fully recovered from knee surgery. Hardy has been on the Physically Unable to Perform List but began practicing two weeks ago. The team has a bye in Week 9.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) has been cleared to play Sunday against the New England Patriots, but the final decision probably will be based on what's best in the long term. "If it was a playoff game, he'd definitely be playing," HC Tony Dungy said Friday. "We want him to be ready coming down the stretch. If the doctors say we really have a much better chance of him being healthy down the stretch by sitting out, then we'll sit him out." Rookie wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez said he took most of Harrison's reps.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) has been given clearance to play Sunday vs. the Patriots, but there's no assurance HC Tony Dungy said the team still is weighing the benefit of playing Harrison against the risk of him possibly aggravating his bruised left knee. According to reports, Harrison has been told his knee pain is likely to persist through the remainder of the season and perhaps for the rest of his career. However, the Colts issued a statement Friday regarding Harrison's status. "The Indianapolis Colts have received no medical opinion" that verifies chronic trouble in Harrison's knee, the statement said. Harrison is officially listed as questionable for the game. "The club will have no further comment on this matter," the release said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) sat out of practice for the second straight day with a bruised left knee that has already forced him to miss two of the last three games. "If he doesn't practice today, I'd say it's doubtful he'll play Sunday," HC Tony Dungy said before the Colts' workout. "I know he's looking forward to it, and we're looking forward to it." Dungy had said Wednesday he expected Harrison to be back on the field Thursday.

WR Marvin Harrison (FA) HC Tony Dungy said that if last week's game against the Panthers had been a playoff situation, Marvin Harrison could have played. But a week of rest could go a long way towards a full recovery after Harrison suffered a bruised knee against the Broncos, Sept. 30.

*** Friday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Domenik Hixon (FA) Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports Domenik Hixon suffered a hip pointer during the team's Week 8 game. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Hixon was "sore," and that he would not know much more on him until Wednesday, Nov. 4.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) practiced Friday but keep an eye on him to see how he's able to warm up before Sunday's game. It's a 1 PM start, so check the Sunday Update page to get official word on Horn's status before the game. If he isn't able to go, that would obviously mean more time for Devery Henderson.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) partially participated in Thursday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

WR Chad Jackson (FA) has been signed by the team.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chad Jackson (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chad Jackson (FA) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) practiced fully Thursday and is expected to start.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) returned to practice today and declared himself ready to play Monday night vs. Oakland. His left foot is still sore from Chiefs CB Ty Law "rolling up" on it during the game last week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) missed his second consecutive practice on Thursday with a sore left foot but is listed as probable on the team's injury report. Jackson is expected to play in the team's Monday night matchup with the Oakland Raiders.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) missed practice today for the first time since training camp ended. The team is listing him as probable with a sore knee. Jackson is walking without a limp and should be ready to go Monday night. He was receiving treatment during practice and therefore did not attend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) will not play in week nine and is expected to miss two to four more weeks after knee surgery.

WR Darrell Jackson (FA) probably won’t return from knee surgery for at least a couple more weeks. “Right now, I cannot give you a good time table,” coach Mike Holmgren said. “It will be a week or two, anyway. … He is feeling better. It is much improved.”

*** Friday Update *** WR Lestar Jean (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lestar Jean (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lestar Jean (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bryant Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bryant Johnson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bryant Johnson (FA) will start in place of the injured Anquan Boldin.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) Chad Ochocinco said today on 105.7 FM that he sent gift baskets containing deodorant to the Ravens’ secondary and to linebackers Terrell Suggs and Ray Lewis.

“I not only sent them gift baskets, but I sent them something they could use so they don’t sweat,” Ochocinco said.

Not sweating is the public line but most are interpreting it to be that the Ravens defense stinks. We'll see how this works out.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 9.

*** 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.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) Paying up on a bet with Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall, Chad Johnson shaved off his blonde Mohawk. "The whole deal last week was if we lost to Atlanta that I would cut the Mohawk, but if we won, then DeAngelo would have to work at Big Willy's Fatburger," Johnson said of teammate Willie Anderson's Atlanta restaurant.

"Maybe with the change with the Mohawk, everything will change around here," the receiver said Wednesday. "The way we are playing offensively right now, we are kind of up and down, week-in and week-out, and maybe with the cut of the Mohawk we just might go on a run. Hopefully, it turns out that way."

*** Friday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to start in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine. He's nursing a sore shoulder. He's expected to start but keep an eye on the shoulder.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) was given a new checklist by HC Marvin Lewis. On it, he challenged the Pro Bowl receiver to study, block and lead - and, indirectly, to keep his mouth shut.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) was limited in Friday’s practice and is a game-time decision for week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week nine.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Jones (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Jones (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Jones (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Jones (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Jones (FA) likely won't be suspended for Sunday's game at Cincinnati as the NFL usually announces suspensions early in the week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) Jurevicius, who contracted a staph infection after a routine offseason knee surgery, could be done for the season. HC Romeo Crennel indicated Wednesday that the club will release a statement on Jurevicius' status by early next week. "Generally, it doesn't look very good," Crennel said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) did not practice on Thursday but is expected to start Sunday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) will be activated to the 53-man roster before Tuesday, Nov. 5, when his 21-day practice window closes. He could make his season debut against the Carolina Panthers in week 10 Sunday, Nov. 10.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerome Mathis (FA) did not practice all week and is a game-time decision for week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to start in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Clarence Moore (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Clarence Moore (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Clarence Moore (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

WR Sinorice Moss (FA) It's starting to look like a lost rookie season for Moss. The second-rounder missed most of training camp and has dressed for just one of the first seven games this season. He suffered yet another setback last week in his attempt to return from an injured quad. According to HC Tom Coughlin, the Giants had to shut him down last week after he had been cleared to resume practicing. Coughlin said Moss is now cleared to participate in individual drills only.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (FA) Panthers.com reports Muhsin Muhammad did not travel with the team for their Week 9 game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9.

Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports Muhammad has a sprained MCL in his knee. Muhammad is not sure when he will return, but Reed points out that teammates Thomas Davis and Jon Beason took four weeks and about 20 days to return from their MCL injuries, respectively. "The knee will tell me when it's ready," Muhammad said.

*** 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 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. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that receivers Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee worked on the side. Neither is expected to play Sunday due to the hamstring injuries that have kept them out (Floyd for two games, Naanee for three).

WR Reggie Newhouse (FA) has been signed by the team.

*** 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) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dennis Northcutt (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ben Obomanu (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ben Obomanu (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ben Obomanu (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) is falling asleep in team meetings, most recently on Thursday, and it is bothering passing game coordinator Todd Haley. Owens downplayed the report Friday. "As long as I don't sleep on Sunday," the Dallas Cowboys receiver said as he left the locker room at the team's practice facility. As is customary on Friday, he did not conduct interviews. The receiver said in Friday's editions of The Dallas Morning News that he informed the Cowboys about a sleeping problem before signing with them. "It's nothing new for me to fall asleep in a meeting," he said. Owens said the problem dates to the first stop of his career in San Francisco, where he said receivers coach George Stewart thought he was staying up too late. "When I did get to bed early, I would still get to meetings and fall asleep, and it's the same thing here," Owens said. Owens said he hasn't been staying out late. He acknowledged that his sleeping habit irks Cowboys passing game coordinator Todd Haley, who had a run-in with Owens at practice earlier this season. "At some point, give me a little vet credit," Owens said. "But I understand (Haley) wants me to be a professional and be a standup guy for the younger guys on the team." Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it was an issue of "personal health" that wouldn't be discussed outside the team. "I don't say that as though it's something that's irritating at all," Jones said.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) has been suspended indefinitely by the Eagles for conduct detrimental to the team. There are also murmurs that Owens could be suspended for four games (the maximum games a player can be suspended for conduct detrimental to the team). The comparison everyone is looking to is that we could see another Keyshawn Johnson Tampa Bay situation. There was a reason we ranked Owens so low this year in the preseason. And this scenario is exactly it. If you'll remember, Ron Jaworski speculated Owens had played his last game as an Eagle when he was asked to leave training camp this summer. This has been a powder keg waiting for a match and it looks like the fuse has been lit. But regardless of the long term implications, he will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) practiced on Friday and barring a setback is expected to play in week nine. In related news, Owens has apologized for offending the Eagles with his comments. Coach Andy Reid said Friday that he had not ruled out suspending Owens for this week's game. While we don't think that's likely, you never know with this volatile situation.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and has been upgraded to questionable for week nine. As we reported last night, he was walking without a limp on Wednesday. Reports from Thursday's practice are that Owens worked at full speed and did not look limited at all.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) is not expected to play against Washington because of sprained right ankle that forced him to miss the Eagles' practice Wednesday. "He is hurting," HC Andy Reid said. "He is sore. It's going to be a fight to get him there for Sunday. We're taking it day by day. He's made progress the last couple of days." There is talk that the injury could force Owens to miss two games. There are also reports that Owens walked through the locker room on Wednesday without a noticeable limp.

WR Terrell Owens (FA) sprained his right ankle late in Sunday's game and is "day to day." That right ankle is the same one he had surgically repaired last season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Parker (FA) did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision for week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Samie Parker (FA) did not practice on Friday and will not play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Samie Parker (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Patten (FA) did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Patten (FA) did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Austin Pettis (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Austin Pettis (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Austin Pettis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antwaan Randle El (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Antwaan Randle El (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Antwaan Randle El (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Antwaan Randle El (FA) will be the team’s emergency QB this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antwaan Randle El (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Antwaan Randle El (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Reed (FA) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Reed (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Reed (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Reed will likely miss the team's Week 9 game against the New York Jets with injuries to his Achilles tendon and ankle.

WR Josh Reed (FA) is out indefinitely with injuries to his ankle and Achilles tendon. HC Dick Jauron wouldn't say how much time Reed is likely to miss or which ankle Reed injured. It generally takes players two to three weeks to recuperate from this type of injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Willie Reid (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Charles Rogers (FA) has practiced all week, but he might be inactive for week nine. "Charles has practiced solely at the X," said Mariucci, who wouldn't specifically answer questions about whether he was disappointed with Rogers' intensity at practice this week. "I want more out of all of them." Rogers admits he started the practice week slowly but got better as the week progressed.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Charles Rogers (FA) practiced Thursday and sounds like he's learned a lesson and just wants to be on the field and contribute.

WR Charles Rogers (FA) returned to the active roster Monday following his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerome Simpson (FA) will not play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Sims-Walker (FA) The Jacksonville Jaguars placed Mike Sims-Walker (illness) on the Injured Reserve Wednesday, Nov. 2.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Sims-Walker (FA) will not play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Sims-Walker (FA) will not play in Week 9.

WR Mike Sims-Walker (FA) is expected to play in Week 9 according to HC Jack Del Rio.

*** 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.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said Donte' Stallworth will be part of the receiver rotation moving forward, reports Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com. Cameron said Stallworth gives the team tremendous speed at the position.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Donte Stallworth (FA) is optimistic he can play in the team's Week 9 game, according to Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times. However, he acknowledged that he's not a lock to play this week and said his foot was slightly sore after running pass patterns Monday, Nov. 1. "It will probably be a game-time decision," Stallworth said. "As of right now, it's still going to be a little sore after practicing today. It's a little sore right now. The main thing is making sure I get treatment on it and do what I'm supposed to be doing."

*** Friday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donte Stallworth (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Donte Stallworth (FA) aggravated his injured quad muscle but is expected to play Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Swinton (FA) did not practice on Friday and will not play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Swinton (FA) did not practice on Thursday and will not play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR James Thrash (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Amani Toomer (FA) did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Tyree (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Tyree (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Tyree (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Tyree (FA) practiced on Friday and barring a setback is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Tyree (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Scott Vines (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Scott Vines (FA) injured his calf in Thursday’s practice and is questionable for week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bobby Wade (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bobby Wade (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bobby Wade (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bobby Wade (FA) was limited in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bobby Wade (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Bobby Wade (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) will not play this weekend.

WR Javon Walker (FA) claims that he will return before the six-week estimation given after having surgery on his right knee, Oct. 19. "It will be sooner than six weeks," Walker said. "It will be much sooner than that. It feels much better now."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) said he recently suffered a setback that involved two weeks of back spasms but is now taking part in his normal rehab. He said he is working on strengthening his left leg because he has had nerve issues in the leg.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) has been signed by the team. He joins Patrick Crayton, Seyi Ajirotutu, and Gary Banks as the team's only healthy wide receivers.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrence Wilkins (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrence Wilkins (FA) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrence Wilkins (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

WR Kyle Williams (FA) fumbled the opening kickoff of the game, muffed a punt out of bounds and had two passes from Colin Kaepernick deflect off his hands. Williams caught just one pass for seven yards. When asked whether Williams' job was in jeopardy, coach Jim Harbaugh did not address the situation. "We don't want to take about controversy on who the returner is," Harbaugh said. "There's no returner controversy or anything like that."

WR Kyle Williams (FA) Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Kyle Williams will not play Week 9 because of a foot injury. Williams will be re-evaluated next week.

*** Friday Update *** WR LaQuan Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Mike Williams (FA) should be able to return in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) said his knee injury is affecting his range of motion but believes he will be able to play and contribute in Week 9, reports Ryan Divish, of The Tacoma News Tribune. "It affects the range of motion in my knee," Williams said. "Not being able to bend my knee all the way. I feel like I got stability and I'm not worried about it getting worse. I'm sure they will whip up some sort of pad to cover it up."

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) practiced on Thursday and Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) practiced Thursday but is still listed as questionable with the knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Williams (FA) was limited on Wednesday but is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Williams (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Williams (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Williams (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Williams (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Williams (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roydell Williams (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roydell Williams (FA) did not beat around the bush following Wednesday's workout. "It hurts," he said. "It's not sore. It hurts." Williams practiced for the first time since he sustained a broken finger Oct. 15 at Washington. Pins were surgically inserted to help stabilize it. "I know I'm playing this week because I'm out there practicing," he said. He has three receptions for 46 yards in six games.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roydell Williams (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roydell Williams (FA) is expected to start for the team in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) won't be with the team on Sunday for their game against San Diego. Williamson was listed as questionable on the Vikings injury report Friday after missing all three days of practice this week because of the death of his maternal grandmother. His agent, David Canter said that in addition to dealing with that passing, Williamson also has been dealing with the fact his older brother, Carlton, has been in and out of a coma since being involved in a car accident in September. "Troy is anticipating being back in Minnesota for practice on Wednesday and hopefully being able to put this behind him mentally and emotionally," Canter said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Troy Williamson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) will not play this weekend.

WR Donald Driver (GB) could be held out of the team's Week 9 game so he can rest his quadriceps injury for two weeks with the bye week coming in Week 10, according to Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) did not practice on Thursday. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Driver's situation is at least a little concerning because he so rarely misses practice, but there's been no indication yet his availability could be in doubt. He sustained a stinger in Sunday's loss to Minnesota, and although he returned to the game, he didn't practice on Wednesday. He was on the field today and seemed to be in good spirits but wasn't wearing pads during the portion open to reporters.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) looks to be in much better shape than he was at this time last week, but he is still iffy for the Week 9 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He'll be a game time decision.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) is expected to return kicks in the team's Week 9 game in place of injured CB Patrick Lee (ankle), reports Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) will not play in Week 9.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Thursday. He'll be a game time decision but it's hard to imagine him playing if he misses Friday's practice. Let's see what he's able to do.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Andre Johnson (hamstring) is still considered day-to-day at this point. Johnson did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2, because he worked out Monday, Oct. 31.

WR Andre Johnson (HOU) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said WRAndre Johnson (hamstring) has a chance to play in Week 9. Johnson worked out Monday, Oct. 31, but is still dealing with some stiffness.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) From HC Gary Kubiak's press conference Friday afternoon: "We made a decision on Andre (Johnson). He will not play until we come back against New Orleans. He's made a lot of progress this week. He's practiced pretty darnn good. He's not 100 percent, but he's close and the best thing for Andre and for our football is to make that he gets another 16 or 17 days of rest. We will proceed that way. He'll be back against New Orleans and we're excited about that."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice. When asked after practice whether Johnson will play on Sunday, Houston Texans HC Gary Kubiak said, "I would think right now it sure looks that way, but let's see. Let's see how he comes out of today in the morning. Let's see how he does tomorrow. There's a long way to go, but it sure looked like he was making progress toward being ready to go."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Andre Johnson (HOU) will likely hold off playing until after the team's bye week, Nov. 11. However, Johnson will increase his workload this week in practice as he continues to recover from a knee sprain.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) was limited in practice and is a game-time decision for week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) practiced again on Thursday and still says he will play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Damaris Johnson (HOU) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Damaris Johnson (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Damaris Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Damaris Johnson (HOU) will return punts in Week 9.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Keshawn Martin (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Keshawn Martin (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times, reports Derrick Mason has not committed to playing beyond this season.

Also, Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Mason said he believes he can't be covered by one player which is why the Cincinnati Bengals shut out Mason in their first meeting by rolling their coverage toward him. "You can't cover me single coverage. You can't. It hasn't been done in 13 years, and it won't be done. But it is what it is. You try to take advantage of coverages and how they play you. But Cincinnati did a good job, a very good job, the first game at totally taking me out of the game. In the back of my mind, I just need to go into this game, work a little bit harder, find a way to - if they choose to do that again - find a way to get open. If not, then other people will be open," Mason said.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Thomas (HOU) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and Mike Thomas briefly discussed the receiver's role Tuesday, Oct. 30, after his acquisition from the Jacksonville Jaguars. "I'm pretty sure I'll be out there running around doing something," Thomas said. He can play out of the slot, out of the backfield in a Jahvid Best-type role and return punts and kicks.

WR Mike Thomas (HOU) The Detroit Lions acquired Mike Thomas from the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, Oct. 30.

*** Friday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Deion Branch (IND) was the No. 3 receiver in Week 8 and was on the field for only 24 of the 54 offense plays because of his injured ankle, reports ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) will not play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Mike Holmgren Wednesday said that the team is going to "shut down" Deion Branch in the hopes that 100 percent rest gives his injured heel time to heal. Branch will not play Week 9.

WR Deion Branch (IND) will likely miss Week 9 with an apparent heel bruise, although HC Mike Holmgren isn't sure anymore what the extent of the injury is. "He's taken a lot of tests and as a result, they worked him out pretty hard last week, and then the following day he was pretty sore," Holmgren said. "It's just a tough one, it's hard to figure. When he can work out and then the following day be OK, that's when he'll play."

*** Friday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) did not practice Friday, but he has been doing some running drills on the side. He will travel to Cleveland and it will be a game-time decision if he plays.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deion Branch (IND) did not practice on Wednesday and looks very questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Aaron Moorehead (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Aaron Moorehead (IND) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Aaron Moorehead (IND) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) Tackle David Diehl said he does not believe the team will re-sign Hakeem Nicks in the offseason because the team signed Victor Cruz to a long-term deal and another team likely will pay him more money. "I would love to see it. He is like a brother to me. He lived with me when he first got drafted by the Giants because we have the same agent. So I knew him coming out of college. But for the sheer fact that we just paid Victor Cruz, there is a lot of money to be had and Hakeem Nicks is a No. 1 receiver and someone is going to pay him that money," Diehl said.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) did not travel with the team for their Week 9 game and has been ruled out.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) did not practice on Thursday. He says he'd rather sit Sunday than risk further injury. "With my mentality, I like to bounce back pretty quickly from injuries. This is different; this is something that you have to be smart about," Nicks said. "We have a long season ahead of us. If I have to sit out one week and come back the next, I would rather do that than being out for a while. I just have to be smart about the whole situation."

He will reportedly test his hamstring Saturday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Hakeem Nicks (IND) is expected to play in Week 9 despite having a minor hamstring injury.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) was excused from Thursday's practice. His absence was described as "not injury related".

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. HC Tony Dungy says Wayne's absence at practice this week was "unusual", but had to do with the short week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Blair White (IND) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Blair White (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Blair White (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Justin Blackmon (JAX) Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the team is not considering releasing Justin Blackmon at this time and is looking for him to get help for his situation.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin Blackmon (JAX) has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse. Blackmon will be eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the 2014 season. Blackmon will seek treatment.

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

*** Friday Update *** WR Lee Evans (JAX) is out for this weekend's game. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team has not considered placing Lee Evans (ankle) on Injured Reserve and are hoping to get him back in a few weeks.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lee Evans (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Allen Hurns (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Allen Hurns (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (KC) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Terrance Copper (KC) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) will not play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) will not play in Week 9.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Mardy Gilyard (KC) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mardy Gilyard (KC) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Junior Hemingway (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Junior Hemingway (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jabar Gaffney (MIA) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** WR Jabar Gaffney (MIA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jabar Gaffney (MIA) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

WR Brandon Gibson (MIA) will miss the remainder of the season with a torn patella tendon.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Brian Hartline (MIA) will be a gametime decision. He's battling a groin issue that came up later in the week during practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brian Hartline (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brian Hartline (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (MIA) isn't happy that he's not receiving deep targets in the offense this year. Wallace was also frustrated with the lack of success on offense against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8, in which they only put up 13 points. Wallace had a deep catch on Sunday, but he had only one catch after that, and the team had only 178 yards through the air, dropping them to 25th in the league in passing. Ryan Tannehill has thrown the ball over 20 yards just 23 times this year and has only completed seven of those throws. Wallace leads the team in catches (32) and receiving yards (418).

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (MIA) remains frustrated with the offense and had another conversation with offensive coordinator Mike Sherman recently. Wallace has just four catches of 20 yards or more. Ryan Tannehill is just 7-for-26 on passes of 20 yards or more, with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Wallace said he's still not completely accustomed to playing with Tannehill, even though they've worked together since May.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (MIA) said he has run eight go routes all season, including three as a decoy. Last season, he ran nearly five a game. Wallace is hoping to run more deep routes the rest of this season. "I used to go deep a lot last year, until eventually I was just clearing it out for (Antonio Brown) and Hines (Ward). Now, I haven't really gone much deep. Hopefully, we will," Wallace said. Under new offensive coordinator Todd Haley, the scheme is built off short routes and quick passes, which take away Wallace's best attribute - his straight-ahead speed. Wallace has seen his career average of 18.7 yards per reception drop to 12.8 this season; however, he is on pace for a career-high in receptions.

*** Friday Update *** WR Glenn Holt (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Glenn Holt (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Glenn Holt (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) said on his Twitter page that he has undergone surgery on his hernia injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Greg Jennings (MIN) has his surgery delayed because of hurricane Sandy. It is unknown when his surgery will take place. The delay may only be a few days. However, those days may be costly for fantasy owners hoping to get Jennings back for the fantasy playoffs. He may not be able to return to the field until week 13 or so.

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) practiced for a second straight day on Friday, a good indication that he is healthy and is going to play vs. Buffalo. "I think I'll be able to go," said Jennings, who remains listed as questionable. "I'm doing a lot better now. I'm a lot more comfortable in cutting and just running, getting off the jam, things like that. That was the biggest issue going into the Arizona game, how comfortable I felt with myself."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Lewis (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Lewis (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Cordarrelle Patterson (MIN) left the locker room after the Week 8 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with his left foot in a walking boot, but he said Sunday, Oct. 27, that the injury isn't serious. Patterson was out of the boot on Monday and was expected to be fine, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cordarrelle Patterson (MIN) Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave indicated Friday, Nov. 1, that the team has packages in place for when Cordarrelle Patterson and Jerome Simpson are on the field at the same time, and the club might want to expand that package. "We didn't get a lot of plays the other night. We need to stay on the field so we can call more than a couple dozen, excluding the two-minute the other night," Musgrave said. "We want to get into our game plan because we do have some packages that we're excited about...getting both those guys out on the field and letting them do their thing."

*** Friday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) said he will definitely be in the lineup next week following the team's bye. "Yeah, absolutely," Amendola said. "I'm ready to come back and I'm ready to do what I can." Amendola said of his injury, "It's feeling good right now, I have full range of motion and strength and everything."

WR Danny Amendola (NE) is expected to return in Week 10 after the team's bye week.

WR Julian Edelman (NE) played in just 45 of the 74 offensive snaps Sunday, Oct. 26. He played in 45 of the team's first 52 snaps, but was apparently benched. The team didn't announce an injury, but he had two drops.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected 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.

WR Julian Edelman (NE) was due in Boston Municipal Court Tuesday, Nov. 1, where he will be arraigned on charges of indecent assault and battery on a woman. A Boston police spokeswoman said officers were called to a nightclub in the early hours of Tuesday, Nov. 1, to investigate reports of an assault. After speaking with the female victim, Edelman was arrested on a single count of indecent assault and battery. Edelman was taken into custody but later posted bail and was released by police.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (NE) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

WR Brandon LaFell (NE) played in 61 of the 74 offensive snaps in Week 8 Sunday, Oct. 26. He had 11 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown in the game.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (NE) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team was hoping Brandon LaFell (concussion) could go through some work Friday, Nov. 2, but he didn't work out as the team had hoped. LaFell is listed as doubtful for Week 9 against the Washington Redskins. "It doesn't (look good for LaFell)," Rivera said. "We'll see how he is tomorrow, and then we'll go from there."

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (NE) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (NE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (NE) did not practice on Wednesday. LaFell had a stiff neck and headache Monday, Oct. 29, according to head coach Ron Rivera. LaFell will go through the concussion protocol this week.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Friday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** 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 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Breaston (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Brandin Cooks (NO) Last month, Cooks became old enough to buy alcohol. Last week, he became the youngest player in league history to have a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown in the same game.

WR Skyler Green (NO) With RB/KR Tyson Thompson out with a broken ankle, rookie RB/WR/KR Skyler Green, who was converted from receiver to running back at the start of the season, could become the kick returner and No. 3 running back for the Cowboys.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Robert Meachem (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Robert Meachem (NO) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Joe Morgan (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Morgan (NO) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Stills (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Stills (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Preston Parker (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Preston Parker (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Preston Parker (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) has signed a six-year extension with the team.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Decker (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Edmond Gates (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Edmond Gates (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Edmond Gates (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR T.J. Graham (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.J. Graham (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (NYJ) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 30, and remains day-to-day as for when the team will activate him from the Physically Unable to Perform list. "We want to make sure we don't go too far too fast," head coach Pete Carroll said. "We're looking for the long haul in his recovery. We want to make sure we manage our way through that. We're being very careful. He didn't do a whole lot last week. He did very little. It seems like it's best to keep him in that mode a little longer."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (NYJ) suggested that he's already comfortable with Percy Harvin (hip) despite the fact that Harvin has yet to make his season debut. The two did some individual drills in practice last week. "I feel very comfortable with him already," Wilson said. "We talk about game stuff all the time. He's up here all the time just getting ready. So I think the biggest thing is just continuing to throw to him, continue to just do what it takes to have that chemistry."

WR Percy Harvin (NYJ) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll labeled Percy Harvin "day-to-day," and the team is unsure if he can make his debut in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Harvin was close to playing last week, but he suffered a setback on Thursday, Oct. 24..

*** Friday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (NYJ) got into a heated exchange with head coach Brad Childress after Childress questioned Harvin's effort during practice Friday, Nov. 5, sources told Minneapolis Star Tribune's Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins.

He's listed as questionable but it's expected that he'll try to play.

*** Friday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. "You know, he's a tough guy. Let's face it," coach Brad Childress said. "He injured that foot on his first catch of the game and still was very productive. I would just say that he's tough. Different things respond different ways. Everything goes through your foot and your ankle so he's got to have his faculties for the game the way he plays it."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday. Vikings head coach Brad Childress said he believes Percy Harvin will be able to play in Week 9, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Harvin has been receiving treatment on his injured ankle.

WR Percy Harvin (NYJ) Harvin's left ankle injury appears to be serious, according to Jeremy Fowler, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Harvin twisted his left ankle in the first quarter of Week 8 and had to be helped off the field by the medical staff. He taped it up and was able to return, ultimately catching six passes for 104 yards. However, Harvin was limping severely in the locker room after the game and expects to be even sorer. "It's hurting pretty bad and it probably was adrenaline that got me through," Harvin said. "I couldn't do much but I was able to fight through it. Go and see the trainer's (today) and we'll know then."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** 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.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

WR Scotty McKnight (NYJ) The Jets placed Scotty McKnight on the practice squad Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 1, with a torn ACL in his left knee.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Owusu (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Owusu (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Owusu (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Salas (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Salas (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Salas (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Salas (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Brown (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

WR Vincent Brown (OAK) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Vincent Brown (ankle) is still rehabbing hard and is not close to returning. Brown has not been able to run yet.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tim Dwight (OAK) is now a member of the Raiders after signing a contract Tuesday night. Dwight tried out for the team last week, but a roster spot was not available until Oakland released WR Mike Williams.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Holmes (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Holmes (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) is already making an impression despite just joining the team Tuesday, Nov. 1. "He understands concepts, he understands schemes, alignments, all the little things a lot of receivers overlook," Carson Palmer said Friday, Nov. 4. "He's a student of the game, and it's going to be a really big help, especially for these young guys to have him around. Just in the first day, they were kind of taken aback by how much he knows."

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) said QB Carson Palmer has not lost any velocity on his passes, contrary to popular belief. "I noticed it, and it's a big difference," Houshmandzadeh said of the zip on Palmer's passes. "People on TV, they're like, 'Oh, he doesn't have the arm strength.' They don't know what they're talking about."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said QB Carson Palmer had nothing to do with the recent signing of T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Jackson has familiarity with Houshmandzadeh from their days with the Cincinnati Bengals, and Jackson likes that he has the ability to play the slot. Houshmandzadeh is expected to play in Week 9 versus the Denver Broncos.

WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) was signed by the Raiders reuniting the WR with his former QB, Carson Palmer.

*** Saturday Update *** WR James Jones (OAK) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR James Jones (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR James Jones (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenbrell Thompkins (OAK) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeff Maehl (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeff Maehl (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) practiced on Friday. He will be a game-time decision but has a decent chance of playing in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) practiced on Thursday and looks like a game-time decision for week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday. He hopes to get some work in on Thursday and might be able to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Antonio Brown (PIT) Ben Roethlisberger recently had a talk with Antonio Brown about his complaints on the sideline. He said on a local radio show that he told Brown if he's going to complain on the sideline, he needs to make the big plays when they are there for him. Head coach Mike Tomlin also mentioned Brown's mishaps in his Week 8 post-game press conference. "We came away from that drive with no points because of an interception on third down that went through Antonio Brown's hands and was picked off by their cornerback," Tomlin said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) missed practice again Friday with back spasms. "It's hard to predict what's going to happen with a back," Coughlin said Friday. "I think yesterday he felt pretty good. He went ahead and tried to work and he just wasn't able to do it." Burress was downgraded from probable to questionable for Sunday's game and will be a game-time decision, according to Coughlin.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) partially participated in Thursday’s practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. The team says they expect him to play although he's clearly less than 100%.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Lance Moore (PIT) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lance Moore (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lance Moore (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** 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 play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (PIT) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Markus Wheaton (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Markus Wheaton (PIT) has not been ruled out from returning to face the New England Patriots in Week 9 after rehabbing from a broken pinkie finger.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cedrick Wilson (PIT) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cedrick Wilson (PIT) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cedrick Wilson (PIT) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Danario Alexander (SD) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Friday, Nov. 2, that Danario Alexander will have an expanded role going forward. "Danario's going to play. We're going to play him," Turner said. "He's going to be a big part of what we do. He earned that right last night."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Danario Alexander (SD) said he is not sure when he will be healthy after suffering a hamstring injury. He said he will run early next week to determine his status for Week 10.

*** Friday Update *** WR Danario Alexander (SD) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danario Alexander (SD) did not practice on Thursday. It's never a good sign to see a player regress during the week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danario Alexander (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Keenan Allen (SD) has continued to grow, and he is starting to impressive his veteran teammates. "I knew he was good, but I've never seen this," Antonio Gates said Friday, Nov. 1. "I didn't think it would evolve this fast. He is making plays in the game, and I'm like, 'Wow.'"

WR Malcom Floyd (SD) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Thursday. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that receivers Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee worked on the side. Neither is expected to play Sunday due to the hamstring injuries that have kept them out (Floyd for two games, Naanee for three).

WR Richard Goodman (SD) was placed on Injured Reserve Monday, Oct. 29.

*** Friday Update *** WR Richard Goodman (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) Frank Schwab, of the Colorado Springs Gazette, reports that Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said nothing in the offense will change on account of Eddie Royal's lack of production. "I sit up here and say the same thing every week - the ball goes to the guy that is open, or at least that's what we're trying to do," said McDaniels. "Eddie is a very good player, obviously, but we have more than one of those on offense," McDaniels said. "As long as we're trying to move the ball the right way and not turning it over and taking care of it, we're going to keep spreading it around and trying to give it to who deserves it based on what they're doing against us. In the New England game, they dictated we throw over there a bunch, and it helped us win."

*** Friday Update *** WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) is unlikely to return for the team's Week 9 contest against the Minnesota Vikings. "It's going to be a longshot for him to make it back," head coach Pete Carroll said. "He's trying. He did run last week. He ran at the end of the week. We'll just see if he can tolerate it."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Taylor Price (SEA) said he is completely healthy and confident that he can become a bigger part of the team's offense moving forward. "My leg is feeling good so that's a big part of it," Price said. "I can be out there more consistent, put practices back-to-back and put games back-to-back. Just like I said being more consistent and being out there more just so there's not that inconsistency factor."

WR Taylor Price (SEA) Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien said he would like to get Taylor Price more involved in the offensive gameplan moving forward. "He's practiced well. We need to get him in there more," O'Brien said. "He's done a good job in practice. He's a guy that we've got to give him more reps in the game."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) The Seattle Seahawks placed Sidney Rice (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Oct. 30.

WR Sidney Rice (SEA) Rice has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, according to a source and will miss the rest of this season.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) said he is finally fully healthy. Rice will face off against his former team, the Minnesota Vikings, in Week 9. He has a team-high 28 catches for 367 yards and three touchdowns this season. "It's great," Rice said when asked about finally being healthy. "(It's) the best I've felt in a while, besides a couple little nagging injuries. But it's nothing serious. My body's feeling real well, just happy to be back out on the field, able to go every game."

*** Friday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) said his hip was pretty sore and tight Thursday, Nov. 4, after working with the scout team during practice Wednesday, Nov. 3, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. Rice said he wants to get back into game shape before returning. "It's going to take time. Got to get back in shape, to conditioning. I want to play the game and be in great condition and be able to stay in the game and help the team in any way possible. So, it's going to take a little time," Rice said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) Vikings head coach Brad Childress said Sidney Rice will be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list, reports Vikings.com. However, even though Rice will be activated there is no specific timetable for his return to the field.

WR Sidney Rice (SEA) The Vikings plan to activate Sidney Rice off of the PUP by the Nov. 9 deadline, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Rice, however, is still at least a couple of weeks away from being able to play.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Rice expects to play Sunday against the Houston Texans and said his knee feels close to 100 percent. Rice spent the bye week in the Twins Cities so he could get daily treatment at Winter Park, and he looked "live-legged" during a workout Monday, according to HC Brad Childress. "Two weeks of rest doesn't hurt something like that [injury]," Childress said. "I think he's six weeks post-injury right now. He has a little bit more energy than he is used to having."

*** Friday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) returned to practice on Friday after sitting out Thursday with slight inflammation in his right knee. He fully participated and will be one of the kick returners Sunday at Kansas City.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) was promoted to the active roster when RB DeShawn Wynn was put on the IR, but he may not suit up against the Chiefs this week due to a sore knee. Robinson had knee surgery last year after being suspended for a year and hasn't practiced with a team until last week. "We had five practices last week, so that's a lot of work for someone that's just coming here for the first time," HC Mike McCarthy said. "It'll maybe take a couple weeks to get that under control.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Bryan Walters (SEA) The San Diego Chargers have signed practice squad WR Bryan Walters to their active roster. In a corresponding move, the team released LB Gerald Hayes.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that Boldin appeared to be moving well on Friday, and he's played three games since suffering the ankle sprain.

ESPN's John Clayton said that Boldin looked "great" in practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) did not practice on Thursday. He will be a game-time decision. It's worth noting he didn't practice last week until Friday and said he expected the same thing this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) did not practice on Wednesday. He's looking iffy for this weekend. Coach Ken Whisenhunt was clear: “We’ll do what it is the best interest of the team.”

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) will miss two to four weeks with the bone bruise in his right knee.

WR Anquan Boldin (SF) has a bone bruise in his knee (rather than the feared meniscus tear). He will miss some time, but his return has not been decided.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (SF) was asked to moved from the X, or split end, to the Z, or flanker position in Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns. The move was requested with Braylon Edwards returning. "He's out there by himself, usually," head coach Jim Harbaugh said of the split end. "The flanker, also known as the Z, is with the tight end. He's on the two-receiver side."

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (SF) did not practice on Wednesday. Bills head coach Doug Marrone said Johnson (hip) should be able to practice on a limited basis Thursday, Oct. 31.

WR Steve Johnson (SF) will not undergo an MRI for a hip issue, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Good news for Johnson here. The injury must not be that severe if there's no MRI scheduled. Look for Johnson to be limited during the week of practice.

WR Steve Johnson (SF) caught a touchdown in the fifth consecutive game in Week 8, which tied a franchise record, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.co

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Lewis (SF) did not practice on Friday but is expected to play this weekend.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Lewis (SF) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Lewis (SF) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. Lloyd looks to be a game-time decision at best this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Brandon Lloyd (SF) was back on the practice field Monday after missing the last three games. Lloyd said he is getting close to returning. As for this week, Lloyd said, "I'm not going to play unless I am 100 percent."

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (SF) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (SF) partially participated in Thursday’s practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) is expected to report to the team Sunday, Nov. 7, according to ESPN.com. If Moss decides not to report, the Titans would send him a five-day letter. At the end of the five days, the team would have the right to put him on the Reserve/Left Squad list. Moss would then have to miss the remainder of the season.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) Adam Schefter, from ESPN, reports the Titans have added Randy Moss off waivers from the Vikings.

*** Friday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) practiced on Friday and is expected to start in week nine. He's certainly not 100% but Friday was encouraging compared to what he was able to do earlier in the week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) did not practice Thursday. He's still not close to 100% although he'll likely start again. "He didn't do anything today," head coach Norv Turner said Thursday. "I thought he would be better. Rod Martin, the trainer, thinks he's getting better. We just want to get him to the point where he can come out and run and not have a setback."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) did not practice on Wednesday, but he should go on Thursday and play in week nine.

WR Kassim Osgood (SF) posted on his official Twitter account after the Week 8 game that he is unhappy with his role. "I feel like they put the baby in a corner. Now I know what they think of me," Osgood said. "If they only need me for that, then TEAM first. I respect the game and won't complain." He has no receptions this year, primarily playing special teams when healthy.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Reed (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Reed (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Reed (SF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devon Wylie (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend. Wylie could serve as the team's kick and punt returner as he continues to learn the playbook. "He brings some speed and quickness to the team," head coach Romeo Crennel said. "I think once he gets more reps and kind of gets caught up a little bit ... when you're (injured and missing practice), you're not where you need to be mentally and you're not where you need to be in the offense. So we've got to get him some more reps, and we're working on that and then we'll see if that develops."

WR Devon Wylie (SF) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tavon Austin (STL) admitted playing in the NFL was a little more difficult than he thought. He is tied for the league lead with seven drops. "This isn't supposed to be easy," Austin said. "Maybe it was a little harder than I thought at first. But all I can do is keep working."

WR Stedman Bailey (STL) is expected to join the starting lineup with Brian Quick (shoulder) out for the season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) said Tuesday, Oct. 30, that he was frustrated by his role, saying he felt he could be used more in Week 8. "I think I could have played a better game," Britt said. "I think I could have helped the team out more out there. I wanted to be more involved in the play-calling, especially in the second half. But we have players all over the field that can make plays. We just didn't execute the way we wanted to."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) could be out for up to six or eight weeks with an injured right hamstring, according to a league source, reports Darren McFarland, of TitanInsider.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (STL) Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said Kenny Britt has been ruled out for the team's Week 10 game, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. The Titans have a bye Week 9.

WR Kenny Britt (STL) is expected to miss some time with a right hamstring injury, according to Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. However, the injury is not considered season-ending. "He may miss some time," head coach Jeff Fisher said. "We're going to treat him very aggressively, and we'll have more information after we return from the off weekend. If it was a season-ending injury I would tell you right now it is season-ending. No, it is not."

WR Mark Clayton (STL) continues to wear a protective boot for his sore Achilles tendon. The three-week window for Clayton is about to close, and the team will need to either place him on Injured Reserve, ending his season, or activate him after this week. Clayton had a setback with his achilles and he is unlikely to play this year.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) partially participated in Friday’s practice. He looks like a game-time decision for week nine, but he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) was limited on Thursday but is still expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Kennison (STL) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Kennison (STL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Kennison (STL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brian Quick (STL) The Rams placed Brian Quick on the reserve/injured list Wednesday, Oct. 29.

WR Brian Quick (STL) is likely out for the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder and torn rotator cuff.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday. Brown is suffering from a spasm in his trapezoid (neck/upper back area), which first manifested itself during the team's Week 8 game. The injury is not believed to be serious at this time.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) will start for the team in place of the suspended Terrell Owens.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ike Hilliard (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (TB) tweaked his hamstring during practice Thursday, Oct. 30.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday. However, he still will miss two more games while serving time on the roster exempt list.

*** Friday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (TB) will not play this weekend.

WR Louis Murphy (TB) said he is making progress from the bruised chest injury he suffered in Week 7; however, he is unlikely to play in Week 9, according to head coach Tom Cable, reports Steve Corkran, of the Oakland Tribune.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Givens (TEN) was limited in Friday’s practice. He will be a game-time decision but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Givens (TEN) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Givens (TEN) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin Hunter (TEN) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin Hunter (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) did not practice on Thursday. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Pierre Garcon will not try to play until after the team's Week 10 bye.

WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he's hoping Pierre Garcon (foot) can return to play after the team's Week 10 bye week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) had six catches on seven targets for 136 yards in Week 8, and he has topped 100 receiving yards three times in his last four games after managing just one 100-yard game in the first four games of the season.

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) thinks quarterback Michael Vick is still an elite quarterback, and as far as he knows, still the starting quarterback of the Eagles. "As far as I know right now, Michael Vick is going to be the quarterback," Jackson said in an interview on ESPN Radio's 'Mike and Mike in the Morning.' "I haven't heard of changes or anything like that, so we're still going with the plan."

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

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) said he will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 9 game, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jackson said he was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 1.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcolm Kelly (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9. Moss is expected to be a game-time decision in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) missed his sixth straight practice Friday with an injured left hamstring and isn't expected to play against the Dallas Cowboys. Asked whether he'd ruled out Moss for Sunday's game, HC Joe Gibbs said: "Yeah. Looks more and more like it will be hard to have him go." Moss however did rule himself out and said he will not be able to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) was ill and did not practice on Wednesday. He is expected to start as normal in week nine.

Tight End

*** Friday Update *** TE John Carlson (ARI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE John Carlson (ARI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE John Carlson (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE John Carlson (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** TE Rob Housler (ARI) has been added to the Week 9 injury report as probable because of a sore hip.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Housler (ARI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rob Housler (ARI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Housler (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Troy Niklas (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jerame Tuman (ARI) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jerame Tuman (ARI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jerame Tuman (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) said he's 95 percent sure this is his last year. It was largely thought this would be his final year, but now it's only 95%. Gonzalez has been playing at a high level, and he could come back in 2013 if he wanted to. If the Falcons make a Super Bowl run and win it all then it would mean Gonzalez could retire on top.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Reggie Kelly (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Reggie Kelly (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Reggie Kelly (ATL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bear Pascoe (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bear Pascoe (ATL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Bear Pascoe (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Bear Pascoe (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bear Pascoe (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Marcus Pollard (ATL) will not play on Sunday, but he should be on track to return to the field against the 49ers on Nov. 12.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcus Pollard (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Marcus Pollard (ATL) underwent knee surgery a week ago. There is only a slight chance he plays this weekend according to HC Mike Holmgren.

TE Marcus Pollard (ATL) revealed on Monday that the surgeon who recently operated on his knee also discovered a partially torn meniscus.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) Scout.com's Adam Caplan reports the Texans placed Owen Daniels on the Injured Reserve List Wednesday, Nov. 4.

TE Owen Daniels (BAL) NFL.com reports Owen Daniels will undergo season-ending surgery for a torn ACL in his knee, according to the Houston Chronicle. He is scheduled to undergo tests Monday, Nov. 1, to determine the severity of the injury.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (BAL) According to The Baltimore Sun’s Jon Meoli, Dennis Pitta may never be able to play football again after two surgeries on a fractured and dislocated hip in as many seasons. It’s been about five weeks since Pitta reportedly underwent successful surgery to repair his second fractured and dislocated hip, but doctors still don’t know whether it will prevent Pitta from playing the game of football again. "It’s tough," Pitta told Meoli. "I have to be patient right now, I have to let myself heal and take it one day at a time and begin my rehab and work hard doing that when I can. It’s a tough process and something, unfortunately, I have been through before and will get through again. In a few months, we’ll see how I’m feeling and how things are going, and we’ll be able to make some determinations then. It’s still too early to kind of tell, and I’ll continue on like I did last year and get myself ready to get back on the field."

*** Friday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Walker (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

TE Mike Caussin (BUF) was taking part in practice Monday, Oct. 29. He is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and the team will have 21 days to decide whether to add him to their roster or hold him out the rest of the season.

*** Friday Update *** TE Teyo Johnson (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Martin (BUF) did not practice on Friday and looks like a game-time decision at best for week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE David Martin (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week nine.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ryan Neufeld (BUF) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Neufeld (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ryan Neufeld (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

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

*** Friday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** 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 Brody Eldridge (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermaine Gresham (CIN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermaine Gresham (CIN) did not practice on Thursday and the feeling is that he'll miss this week's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermaine Gresham (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Alex Smith (CIN) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur inserted Alex Smith in at fullback in Week 8 against the San Diego Chargers, and he made fullback Owen Marecic a healthy inactive. "I wanted to get Alex back on the field. I wanted to have a defined role for him, because I think he brings some energy to our team," Shurmur said.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is likely a game time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday. Cameron still hasn't been cleared to practice, and the timetable for his return is unknown. Speculation is that he may miss at least the next two games after suffering a concussion in Week 8. It was his third concussion in about a two-year span.

TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) left the Week 8 game against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter after a concussion. He was shaken up after a long reception and taken to the locker room. This is Cameron's third concussion in three years.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jim Dray (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Greg Estandia (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Greg Estandia (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Greg Estandia (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Andre Smith (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Ryan Taylor (CLE) did not practice on Saturday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ryan Taylor (CLE) is making his way back from a torn meniscus in his knee. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday, Nov. 1, that Taylor progress has been "so far, so good."

*** Friday Update *** TE Ryan Taylor (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Taylor (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9. HC Wade Phillips said Witten is a rare player that can miss practice all week and play, but he can't even sleep or breathe without having trouble with the pain from his broken ribs.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Jason Witten (DAL) left the game in the first half with a rib injury. He tried to come back into the game, but the pain was too much. It was revealed Tuesday that Witten actually has a fracture in his rib. Witten has missed only one game in his career because of injury. He is hoping to play Sunday against the New York Giants but there is worry as to how effective he'll be able to be or even if he's able to play.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) Dale Robertson, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Joel Dreessen will replace injured TE Owen Daniels during Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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

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

*** Friday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jacob Tamme (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Julius Thomas (DEN) Broncos head coach John Fox said the X-rays on Julius Thomas' injured ankle came back negative. Good news for the Broncos here.

*** Friday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Joseph Fauria (DET) Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Joseph Fauria received only 15 snaps in the team's Week 8 game because the team was using more three-receiver sets during the game. "I think that everybody's role is going to change from week-to-week and things like that," Schwartz said. "We used a lot of three wide receiver personnel and it only keeps one tight end on the field. That's no reflection on him. He wasn't benched or deemphasized. We wanted to keep them in nickel packages and I thought our offense did a good job."

*** Friday Update *** TE Will Heller (DET) will not play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Will Heller (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports Boss said his right ankle is "tender" after re-injuring it Week 8. Boss appears to be in line to play Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dallas Clark (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is officially questionable to play this weekend. However, he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dallas Clark (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dallas Clark (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ernie Conwell (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

TE Ernie Conwell (FA) will miss three to six week with a torn PCL in his knee.

*** Friday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) will not play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) will not play in Week 9.

Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Chris Cooley will be re-examined Monday, Nov. 9, after undergoing surgery on his right ankle. "I'm hopeful that I can come back and play," Cooley said. "I still had an inch break in my ankle and it has three screws in it right now, so I'm not really getting around so well. So we'll see what happens." He is currently wearing a walking cast on his right foot, but moved around on crutches earlier this week.

*** Friday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chris Cooley (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** TE Alge Crumpler (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Alge Crumpler (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Alge Crumpler (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) is out for this weekend's game.

TE Jermichael Finley (FA) doesn't think his injury is career-threatening. "Of course I plan to play football again," Finley wrote. "This is what I love to do. I love the game. I love Sundays. Based on the feedback I've received from doctors at this point, the question is not if I'll play again, but when." He will meet with more doctors this week before it's determined if he will have to be placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve. Finley's motor skills, coordination and balance are back to normal after he sustained a spinal cord contusion.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) has said that he and QB Aaron Rodgers lack chemistry. Finley met with the quarterback Saturday, Oct. 27, for 45 minutes and plans to do so every Saturday in hopes of regaining his dominance of late 2009 and 2010. "It's (about) getting trust back from A-Rod," Finley said. "If I was the quarterback, I wouldn't throw it to the guy who's off-rhythm right now either. So I've got to get that trust back. The guy's touching the ball 100 percent of the time. You've got to have that trust. That 30 to 45-minute meeting, that shows a lot. And he just says, 'How do you want the ball?' I tell him, 'It ain't how I want it. You tell me what you want me to do.'"

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Jermichael Finley (FA) said he wants to re-sign with the team for next season. Finley added he would even accept the franchise tag if both sides can't reach an agreement. "I want to stay here, no doubt," Finley said. "This is a town, this is a team, (an) organization, you couldn't ask for more. If they came to a conclusion (on a contract), I would look into it. I want to be a Packer for life, for sure. Hands down, I think this is the best organization for me."

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) said he will remain on crutches for another four to five weeks after undergoing a second knee surgery, according to NFL.com.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) underwent a second surgery to clear up a small infection in his knee, reports Jason Wilde, of ESPNMilwaukee.com.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermichael Finley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Finley will likely not practice this week, coach Mike McCarthy said.

*** Friday Update *** TE Casey Fitzsimmons (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Casey Fitzsimmons (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Casey Fitzsimmons (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Casey Fitzsimmons (FA) has bruised organs and damaged cartilage after taking a knee to the ribs Sunday against Washington. "I haven't slept since Saturday," he said. "It hurts to breathe, and it hurts to lay, and it hurts to sit. It hurts to walk. It hurts to do everything." Still, he hopes to protect his ribs and play Sunday at Chicago.

*** Friday Update *** TE John Paul Foschi (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** 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 Bubba Franks (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to start.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Gaines (FA) has been moved up to the #2 TE role behind starter Kris Mangum.

*** 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.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Hartsock (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Hartsock (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Hartsock (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** 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.

*** 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.

TE Todd Heap (FA) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he hopes Todd Heap (hamstring) will be able to play in Week 9 after missing the last three games.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) was extremely limited in practice even though some reports say he's expected to play Monday. Heap, who's listed as questionable, has been dealing with a strained hamstring for the past month and is expected to be a game-time decision. "We'll see, I have no idea how he'll be Monday," HC Brian Billick said. "We'll have to see on game day."

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) was very limited in practice Friday and his availability for Monday night's game in Pittsburgh is in doubt. Heap has been battling a strained hamstring for more than a month. For his part, he didn't sound very optimistic about his chances to play. "We'll see, it's up in the air right now," Heap said after practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. However, he is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dominique Jones (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dominique Jones (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Joe Klopfenstein (FA) has a torn ligament in his wrist. HC Jim Haslett said Klopfenstein has been playing with the injury, and he'll probably continue playing with a cast or a brace on it.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ryan Krause (FA) will not play in week nine.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Donald Lee (FA) The Packers have begun contract negotiations with Donald Lee that they hope will lock him up for years to come. Lee, one of the most improved players on the roster, is the only starter among the seven players due to become unrestricted free agents in March. "They contacted my agent," Lee said Friday. "I told them just get me a fair deal and I'll be happy. I'm not big on material things. I told them I don't want to know numbers and what's going on. I don't want to focus on that."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Steve Maneri (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

TE Steve Maneri (FA) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Shad Meier (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

TE Billy Miller (FA) has been released by the team.

*** Friday Update *** TE Cameron Morrah (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Cameron Morrah (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Shawn Nelson (FA) Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Shawn Nelson appears closer to practicing after suffering from migraines the past two weeks. Head coach Dick Jauron said, "Shawn Nelson we're kind of anticipating that he may be able to come back this week."

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Patrick (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Patrick (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Patrick (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Scheffler (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9. Scheffler will be a game-time decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tony Scheffler (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Scheffler (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced fully Thursday and looks like he'll be able to play Sunday. Although he's certainly struggled to be productive.

*** Friday Update *** TE Stephen Spach (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Stephen Spach (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Stephen Spach (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Stephen Spach (FA) has been signed by the team. Arizona has released S Oliver Celestin to create a spot for Spach.

*** Friday Update *** TE Quinn Sypniewski (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Quinn Sypniewski (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Quinn Sypniewski (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Quinn Sypniewski (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Quinn Sypniewski (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Troupe (FA) did not practice on Thursday or Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Troupe (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for week nine.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** 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 barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ernest Wilford (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ernest Wilford (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ernest Wilford (FA) practiced on Wednesday 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) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) returned to the team following his one-game suspension, and HC Romeo Crennel was elated to have him back. "Kellen Winslow is back in the building, and I'm glad to have him back and I think he's glad to be back," Crennel said. Crennel expects to see Winslow featured prominently in the Browns' next game against the Ravens in Cleveland.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is fired up for Sunday's Chargers game. "I look at it as a heavyweight match. It's me vs. Gates," Winslow said Wednesday. "I want to be the best tight end out there, and I've got to go do it on Sunday. You know, Tony's right behind me, Gates is right behind me. So I've got to stay on top." Winslow was referring to Kansas City's Tony Gonzalez. "I said I was the best. I am the best. And I'm going to prove it on Sunday," Winslow said.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Yoder (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Yoder (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Yoder (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Keith Zinger (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Keith Zinger (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Andrew Quarless (GB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Andrew Quarless (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice. "Definitely, I'll be able to play with it," he said. "I'm feeling a little bit better. Day by day it's getting better, but it's a little painful right now."

"I'll be all right," he said. "I'm tough."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Andrew Quarless (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Coby Fleener (IND) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Coby Fleener (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Tom Santi (IND) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tom Santi (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tom Santi (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Danny Noble (JAX) The Buccaneers placed Danny Noble (hamstring) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 30.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Travis Kelce (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Travis Kelce (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Charles Clay (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dion Sims (MIA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dion Sims (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

TE Dion Sims (MIA) did not practice on Tuesday .

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (MIN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rhett Ellison (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chase Ford (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chase Ford (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kyle Brady (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kyle Brady (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) left the game early in Week 8 because of dehydration and did not return. No long-term worry there.

*** 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.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Garrett Mills (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Garrett Mills (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Garrett Mills (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Garrett Mills (NE) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Garrett Mills (NE) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Graham (NO) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Daniel Graham (NO) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

TE Jimmy Graham (NO) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

TE Jimmy Graham (NO) said he'll have to "live in the treatment room" to get ready for the Week 9 game Thursday, Oct. 30. He caught five passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in Week 8.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (NO) is hopeful of a more expanded role in Week 9 against the New York Jets. He said Friday, Nov. 1, that he hopes to play more than the 18 snaps he played last week. "I'm not sure really," Graham said. "Hopefully I'll be able to play more, but that's all on (head coach Sean Payton) and all of our coaches and our doctors and what they think."

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

The Jets may use cornerback Antonio Cromartie to cover Graham in the Week 9 matchup. Graham didn't have a single target in Week 6 when the New England Patriots used cornerback Aqib Talib to blanket Graham. "It's a thought," head coach Rex Ryan said. "I think from a size and skill-wise (standpoint), yeah I think he could handle it. But that guy is a unique cat now. Graham has the speed of a receiver (and) the size of an offensive tackle." Graham isn't 100 percent healthy while dealing with a partially torn plantar fascia, and he played only 18 snaps in the team's Week 8 game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Jimmy Graham (NO) was a question mark all the way up until game-time in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills. He was limited, but still managed three receptions for 37 yards and a pair of scores. "It's gonna hurt. But football hurts. That's just how it is," Graham said Sunday, Oct. 27. "It's just, 'How much pain can you endure?' And you know, I'm pretty good at that."

*** Friday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. He'll likely be a game time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice. The team is encouraged by the progress he's making and he could be available for Sunday's big game in Indianapolis.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) is dealing with a mild concussion, according to a source. His status for Week 9 is unknown, but he's likely to play against the New Orleans Saints.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) could be able to return to the field after the team's Week 9 bye.

*** Friday Update *** TE Konrad Reuland (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Konrad Reuland (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Konrad Reuland (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Ausberry (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE James Casey (PHI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE James Casey (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James Casey (PHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE James Casey (PHI) did not suffer any setbacks after playing in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** TE James Casey (PHI) will not play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James Casey (PHI) will not play in Week 9.

TE James Casey (PHI) Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com, reports James Casey underwent arthroscopic surgery on his torn meniscus Monday, Nov. 2. Head coach Gary Kubiak is hopeful that Casey can return in three weeks.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Saturday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) will likely get his seventh career start in Week 9 (with L.J. Smith out with a concussion) and hopes to continue his improvement that has come this season. "This year he has just a better understanding of the run game and pass game and that lets him play [better]," HC Andy Reid said.

*** 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.

TE Heath Miller (PIT) posted seven receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown in the Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts. Miller joins former Steelers John Stallworth and Hines Ward as the only players in team history with 500 receptions.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Leonard Pope (PIT) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Leonard Pope (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Leonard Pope (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Matt Spaeth (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) missed practice Thursday but this is likely planned. He's expected to practice Friday so let's see if he's able to do that.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) said he will work out before the team's Week 9 game so he can determine if he will be able to play in the game, report Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. He is listed as doubtful for the game and will be a game-time decision.

Acee later posted on his Twitter feed "Antonio Gates walking pretty good as Chargers got ready to leave for walk-through. It's a safe bet he plays."

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Friday but did make the trip to Houston. He posted on his Twitter feed: "Not sure if I'm playing or not taking it one day at a time"

"I know it sounds like a tape recorder," said Gates. "We just have to wait to see how I feel."

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports Gates said, "Sunday morning may be an understatement this time. It might be an hour before the game now (although a decision must be made 90 minutes before kickoff). I know it’s going to be tougher (to make a decision) than it was last week."

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Thursday. Gates is suffering from plantar fasciitis and popped the plantar fascia in his right foot in Week 8, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

"In the last three weeks, he's had one day of practice," coach Norv Turner said. "I don't know if he'll be able to practice tomorrow, and I don't know if he'll be able to play on Sunday. He's getting better. The foot is there, but the toe is the issue. He's trying to deal with both things right now."

Gates wasn't in the locker room when it was open to reporters.

"He's getting better from where he was on Monday," Turner said. "That was the worst day he's had throughout this period in terms of pain. He's improved from Monday, and, obviously, Sunday was a good day for him in terms of production but a real tough day for him to get through."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Wednesday. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports Gates has a new and serious foot injury. "In the second half of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, a game in which he caught five passes for 123 yards, Gates popped the plantar fascia in his right foot. Plantar fasciitis is the ailment for which Gates sought a medical opinion in May, but it had not bothered him this season until he attempted to compensate for the injuries around his left foot in the Chargers’ Oct. 24 loss to New England.

“My (right) foot was on fire,” Gates said of the aftermath of the Patriots game. “It was so bad, it was like my toe and ankle didn’t bother me anymore.”

“It’s the worst feeling in the world,” Gates said. “Sometimes you feel your career is coming to an end.”

There looks to be serious doubt about his availability for Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

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

*** Friday Update *** TE Chris Baker (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** 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.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Travis Beckum (SEA) The Giants have activated Travis Beckum (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list. In a corresponding move, the team waived G Mitch Petrus.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) did not practice on Thursday. Head coach Tom Cable expects Miller to play but said he was questionable, according to Jerry McDonald of ContraCostaTimes.com.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Zach Miller (SEA) is on crutches after aggravating an injury to his right arch in Week 8, according to the Oakland Tribune's Steve Corkran. However, Raiders head coach Tom Cable did say that Miller is not any worse off than before the team's Week 8 game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, reports that Vernon Davis said he has been more productive this season because he hasn't been asked to stay in for pass protection as often as he has in the past, and he doesn't expect that to change with starting LT Joe Staley out because there's confidence in backup Barry Sims.

TE Vernon Davis (SF) HC Mike Singletary said that Vernon Davis isn't in the doghouse and that he's not a "cancer" to the team. "Vernon is not a problem guy. Vernon forgets sometimes that the team is more important. He works his tail off. We don't have a problem with Vernon that way. He is not a guy that is a distraction on the team. Everyone on the team knows full well who Vernon is. I did what I did so it wouldn't be a distraction. He crossed the line."

*** Friday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Justin Peelle (SF) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Justin Peelle (SF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Justin Peelle (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jared Cook (STL) QB Matt Hasselbeck said he plans to involve Jared Cook in the offense more. Cook, who has 28 receptions for 373 yards this season, reportedly requested a trade earlier in the week, presumably disappointed over his lack of playing time. Cook played only 42 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 8, and he's played less than 50 percent of the snaps in six of the eight games so far this season. He's been targeted an average of five times per game. "I know how I feel about him, and I know how coaches feel about him," Hasselbeck said. "He is a great player. If anything, I feel like I should throw him the ball more. He makes plays for us and I like him a lot. He is definitely a big part of what we are doing."

TE Jared Cook (STL) is believed to have requested a trade but the team likely will not trade him before the trade deadline. Cook has played in less than 50 percent of the snaps in six of the last eight games.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still 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.

TE Taylor Thompson (TEN) is expected to return to practice this week, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

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

*** Thursday Update *** TE Delanie Walker (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Fred Davis (WAS) believes he's lost playing time to Jordan Reed for financial purposes. Davis has a $500,000 clause in his contract that is tied to the number of games he's active, and he's been listed as inactive three times this year, twice when healthy. Head coach Mike Shanahan denies that is a reason for the team straying from using Davis. Logan Paulsen, who is the team's best blocker, is even ahead of Davis on the tight end depth chart. "I like it here. I was drafted here," Davis said. "But at the end of the day, I just want to play. If I can't play here, then I did want to play somewhere else." Shanahan cites Davis' poor work ethic as one of the reasons he's lost playing time.

*** Friday Update *** TE Fred Davis (WAS) said he expects to be ready for offseason workouts.

*** Friday Update *** TE Fred Davis (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. However, barring a setback, he is expected to play. "It bothered me a little bit," Davis said of his ankle, "but every day it got better."

*** Thursday Update *** TE Fred Davis (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Fred Davis (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Fred Davis (WAS) suffered a grade one sprained ankle in Week 8. Head coach Mike Shanahan said he is not sure if Davis will miss any time.

*** Friday Update *** TE Logan Paulsen (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Logan Paulsen (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Logan Paulsen (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Logan Paulsen (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Logan Paulsen (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Logan Paulsen (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Kicker

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

*** Thursday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Mike Nugent (CIN) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Brandon McManus (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Brandon McManus (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK David Akers (FA) practiced on Friday and barring a setback is expected to kick FGs in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** PK David Akers (FA) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for week nine. He will likely be a game-time decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK David Akers (FA) practiced on Wednesday. If he can kick well all week, Akers might kick FGs against the Redskins while Jose Cortez handles the kickoffs.

PK Connor Barth (FA) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday, Nov. 3, that they have signed free-agent PK Connor Barth. PK Shane Andrus has been released.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Rob Bironas (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Kris Brown (FA) did not practice on Friday but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Kris Brown (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Kris Brown (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Jason Elam (FA) J. Michael Moore, from AtlantaFalcons.com, reports veteran kicker Jason Elam missed a pair of field goals Monday night, leading to questions about the position from the Atlanta media. "Jason did not kick the ball like we're accustom to seeing him kick the ball," head coach Mike Smith said. "That's something we'll always be evaluating. We always have a backup plan in place already in terms of who would be our backup kicker. (Punter) Michael (Koenen) has done that in the past, but that's something we're always evaluating."

*** Friday Update *** PK Garrett Hartley (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Garrett Hartley (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Garrett Hartley (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. But Hartley said he it was "100 percent, absolutely," that he would be good to go Sunday against Carolina.

*** Friday Update *** PK Garrett Hartley (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play in Week 9.

PK Nate Kaeding (FA) Nate Kaeding (groin) passed his physical Tuesday, Oct. 30, and the team will place him on waivers. If a team claims him, they must pay the remainder of his contract this season.

*** Friday Update *** PK Nate Kaeding (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Nate Kaeding (FA) is still missing practice. Looks like he'll miss another game this week.

*** Friday Update *** PK Nate Kaeding (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Nate Kaeding (FA) was able to do some things in practice Thursday and will likely start this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Nate Kaeding (FA) did not practice on Wednesday but will likely play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** PK John Kasay (FA) Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports John Kasay did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 6. He is listed as questionable for Week 9 and will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** PK John Kasay (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK John Kasay (FA) signed a four-year contract extension Wednesday that will keep him with the team through the 2012 season.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Joe Nedney (FA) was fined $7,500 by the NFL for making an obscene gesture at the 49ers home fans during last week's game against New Orleans. Nedney blamed frustration for his poor decision in the third quarter of the 49ers' 31-10 loss to the Saints at Candlestick Park, their fifth consecutive defeat. After Nedney made a 29-yard field goal, he booted the ensuing kickoff out of bounds. A fan's obscene comment prompted Nedney to rub the back of his skull with his middle finger -- an image captured by television cameras. "It was the culmination of a frustrating day for me," Nedney said. "Rather than taking a deep breath and counting to 10, I heard something that rubbed me the wrong way at the wrong time, and I made a mistake."

*** Friday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Matt Stover (FA) did not practice on Friday but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** PK Lawrence Tynes (FA) HC Tom Coughlin said that he will decide whether to activate Lawrence Tynes at game-time in Week 9. PK John Carney has been the team's kicker while Tynes recovered from injury.

*** Friday Update *** PK Mike Vanderjagt (FA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Jeff Wilkins (FA) signed a four-year contract extension with the team on Wednesday.

PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) opened the scoring with a 31-yard field goal in the first quarter of the Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was his 200th field goal in a Colts uniform, making him the first player in NFL history to post 200 field goals with two different organizations.

*** Friday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

He also talked about facing his former team this Sunday when he faces New England. He left phone messages for Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft at the time he decided to sign with the Colts. He said the messages weren't returned, and that he hasn't spoken with either Belichick or Kraft since he left town. Vinatieri on if he hopes Sunday night's game comes down to a last-second field goal: "I've thought about that. It would be fun if it was that way."

*** Thursday Update *** PK Josh Scobee (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Josh Scobee (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Josh Scobee (JAX) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** PK Blair Walsh (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Blair Walsh (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Blair Walsh (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Stephen Gostkowski (NE) The Patriots brought in free-agent PKs Billy Cundiff (Redskins), Graham Gano (Redskins) and Neil Rackers (Redskins) for workouts Wednesday, Oct. 31. It's uncertain if this is a serious threat to Stephen Gostkowski, or just being looked at in the event of an emergency.

*** Friday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) According to NFL.com's Jason LaCanfora, Janikowski will be able to kick in Week 9 and the team will not re-sign free-agent PK Dave Rayner.

*** Friday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) did not practice on Thursday . He'll test his hamstring Friday or Saturday. The Raiders could add another kicker quickly if Janikowski is unable to go.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) has yet to kick in practice this week to test his injured hamstring. He is expected to kick either Friday, Nov. 4, or Saturday, Nov. 5, before the team decides if they need to sign another kicker for Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** PK Nick Novak (SD) has been released by the team.

PK Phil Dawson (SF) ESPN.com reports the Browns released PK Billy Cundiff Tuesday, Nov. 3, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The move indicates that Phil Dawson is fully recovered from a calf injury.

Offensive Line

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Bobby Massie watched video of his performance in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons, and he was pleased with his performance in his first game of the season at right tackle. "What'd I show? I showed I can play. It was a big thing because I had a lot of mental errors in camp and I eliminated that," Massie said Tuesday, Oct. 29.

G Earl Watford is taking "baby steps" in his development, according to offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Harold Goodwin. Watford is the third reserve along the offensive line.

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T D'Anthony Batiste practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Adam Snyder will not play this weekend.

LS Mike Leach partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T D'Anthony Batiste practiced fully on Thursday.

G Adam Snyder did not practice on Thursday.

LS Mike Leach partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T D'Anthony Batiste practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Adam Snyder did not practice on Wednesday.

LS Mike Leach partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Herman Johnson practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

G Reggie Wells practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Herman Johnson practiced fully on Thursday.

G Reggie Wells practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Herman Johnson practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Reggie Wells practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Mike Gandy partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Mike Gandy partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Mike Gandy partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Levi Brown continued to practice at left tackle while starting LT Mike Gandy recovers from a sore right calf. Brown expects that's the way it will be Sunday. If this is the case the Cardinals will have a rookie in Brown at left tackle while Elton Brown - a career backup at guard - will continue to start at right tackle (where Levi Brown started the season). Levi Brown said the main hurdle in switching from the right to the left side is "getting used to left-handed stance and switching the plays over in your head."

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) Former OC Keith Rowen has dropped a grievance he filed against the Cardinals for forcing him to stay with the team as an “offensive assistant,” The NFL notified the Cardinals of Rowen’s action. After spending the first practices after his demotion on the field, Rowen’s duties now are confined to office work. He no longer attends practices or road games.

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Elton Brown did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

T Oliver Ross practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Oliver Ross practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

C Joe Hawley practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Garrett Reynolds practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Joe Hawley partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Garrett Reynolds practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Joe Hawley partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Garrett Reynolds partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) G Garrett Reynolds will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) G Garrett Reynolds did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) G Garrett Reynolds did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker will not play this weekend.

C Todd McClure practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) C Todd McClure practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker did not practice on Wednesday. Baker will miss the next three to four weeks due to a back injury, according to head coach Mike Smith. The team has been having QB Matt Ryan throw off fewer five- and seven-step drops as a result of a weak offensive line.

C Todd McClure was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker did not practice on Thursday.

The Falcons have announced they have placed LS Mike Schneck (ribs) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season. In his spot, they signed free-agent LS Bryan Pittman.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker will not play in Week 9.

T Todd Weiner partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker did not practice on Thursday.

T Todd Weiner partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker did not practice on Wednesday. Baker is scheduled to undergo a minor surgical procedure on his lower back Thursday. On when Baker might return to the team, Falcons coach Mike Smith said, "We really don't want to put a time frame in terms of how long it will be before he returns. I think after the procedure, I think we'll have a better idea of that."

T Todd Weiner did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker injured his hip in Week 8 and will miss the team's Week 9 game against the Oakland Raiders. He will also seek a second opinion about his injury, as the team medical staff suggested.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Todd Weiner partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Todd Weiner partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Todd Weiner partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) G Kynan Forney practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) G Kynan Forney practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) G Kynan Forney did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G Marshal Yanda partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G/T Marshal Yanda did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Ryan Jensen practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

T Michael Oher practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Kelechi Osemele will not play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Ryan Jensen practiced fully on Thursday.

T Michael Oher practiced fully on Thursday.

G/T Kelechi Osemele did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Ryan Jensen practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Michael Oher did not practice on Wednesday.

G/T Kelechi Osemele partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Bryant McKinnie practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Michael Oher practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Kelechi Osemele practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Marshal Yanda practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Bryant McKinnie practiced fully on Thursday.

T Michael Oher practiced fully on Thursday.

G/T Kelechi Osemele practiced fully on Thursday.

G/T Marshal Yanda practiced fully on Thursday.

T Jah Reid has been practicing regularly this week and is preparing to rotate at tackle behind T Bobbie Williams in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns. "To feel healthy and get on the field, it's great and I'm excited," said Reid, who was inactive for the first seven games. "My leg feels good, it feels 100 percent. I think I'll be fine. I've practiced quite a bit and I'm ready to get on the field and do my job."

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Bryant McKinnie practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Michael Oher practiced fully on Wednesday.

G/T Kelechi Osemele practiced fully on Wednesday.

G/T Marshal Yanda practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Bryant McKinnie is the target of a lawsuit that contends he owes $375,000 for services accumulated at South Florida strip clubs between February 2009 and September 2010. In September, the Baltimore Sun report McKinnie's wages are being garnished this year as he repays Pro Player Funding for a loan he took out during the 2011 lockout. He entered the season owing the company more than $4.5 million.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Ben Grubbs partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Ben Grubbs partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Ben Grubbs partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) LS Matt Katula did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) LS Matt Katula did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Jared Gaither partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

T Adam Terry partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Jared Gaither did not practice on Thursday.

T Adam Terry partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Jared Gaither partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Adam Terry partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Mike Flynn practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Jared Gaither partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Adam Terry practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Mike Flynn practiced fully on Thursday.

T Adam Terry practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Kraig Urbik practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Kraig Urbik practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Kraig Urbik partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Cordy Glenn partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Chris Hairston practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Andy Levitre practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Erik Pears did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

G Chad Rinehart will not play this weekend.

G Kraig Urbik practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Eric Wood practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

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

T Chris Hairston practiced fully on Thursday.

G Andy Levitre practiced fully on Thursday.

T Erik Pears did not practice on Thursday.

G Chad Rinehart did not practice on Thursday.

G Kraig Urbik practiced fully on Thursday.

C Eric Wood practiced fully on Thursday.

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

G Andy Levitre practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Erik Pears partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Chad Rinehart did not practice on Wednesday.

G Kraig Urbik practiced fully on Wednesday.

C Eric Wood practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell will not play this weekend.

T Chris Hairston partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Andy Levitre partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell did not practice on Thursday.

T Chris Hairston partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Andy Levitre partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell did not practice on Wednesday.

T Chris Hairston partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Andy Levitre did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Cord Howard practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Eric Wood practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell practiced fully on Thursday.

G Cord Howard practiced fully on Thursday.

G Eric Wood practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) The Bills placed T Cornell Green on the Injured Reserve list Wednesday, Nov. 3, according to ESPN.com.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell did not practice on Wednesday.

T Cornell Green did not practice on Wednesday.

G Cordaro Howard did not practice on Wednesday.

G Eric Wood did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Brad Butler will not play in Week 9.

G Jason Whittle practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Brad Butler did not practice on Thursday.

G Jason Whittle practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Brad Butler did not practice on Wednesday.

G Jason Whittle practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Tutan Reyes practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Tutan Reyes did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Tutan Reyes did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Byron Bell will not play Thursday night.

T Nate Chandler practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

G Amini Silatolu will not play Thursday night.

G Trai Turner will not play Thursday night.

OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Byron Bell did not practice on Tuesday.

T Nate Chandler partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

G Amini Silatolu did not practice on Tuesday.

G Trai Turner did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Geoff Hangartner practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Geoff Hangartner did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jeff Otah will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jeff Otah did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jeff Otah did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Matt Slauson will miss the rest of the 2014 season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in Week 8.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Jonathan Scott practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Jonathan Scott did not practice on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Gabe Carimi will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Gabe Carimi did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Gabe Carimi practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Edwin Williams practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G/C Roberto Garza practiced fully on Wednesday.

G/C Edwin Williams partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Chicago Bears (CHI) LT Chris Williams says he's ready to begin his career and the Bears agree as Williams will practice for the first time since undergoing back surgery in August. The target return date is Nov. 2, but the Bears will bring him along slowly as there is currently no gap needing to be filled in the trenches. "There's no other plan except for [practice]," HC Lovie Smith said. "And if we think he can help us getting some offensive plays, we will. We haven't made any decisions on that-just the decision to get him back out on the football field, and go from there."

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) C Olin Kreutz on Thursday signed a contract extension that keeps him with the Chicago Bears through the 2010 season. "It means a lot," Kreutz said. "The Bears didn't have to re-sign me right now and they did, and I'm thankful for that. "I can retire a Bear now." Terms of the three-year extension were not disclosed. Kreutz's existing six-year, $23 million deal was not due to expire until after the 2007 season, but the Bears sought an extension. Kreutz has played in 61 straight regular-season games and has missed only one start since he became the starting center opening day of 1999. That was due to appendicitis in November 2002. Kreutz had the chance to leave the Bears when the Miami Dolphins offered more money in 2002 before his last contract, but returned to Chicago. "He's been very loyal to us," Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said. "Not only has he been a good football player, he's been a very loyal player and I also told Olin this: 'loyalty is a two-way street.' I wanted to make sure he saw that first hand from our perspective."

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Ruben Brown did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) G/C Mike Pollak practiced fully on Thursday.

T Andre Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Kevin Zeitler did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andrew Whitworth did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play Thursday night.

OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andrew Whitworth did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Jeff Faine practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Jeff Faine practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Jeff Faine practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C/G Mike McGlynn practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C/G Mike McGlynn was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C/G Mike McGlynn was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports T Andre Smith indicated he was able to have contact during practice Monday, Nov. 2. Smith said, "It feels good to get back in the swing of things. I'm not that far away, but it's up to the coaches and not to me."

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Willie Anderson will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Rich Braham did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

T Levi Jones did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

G Eric Steinbach has accepted diversion rather than going to trial on a drunken boating charge. If Steinbach spends 10 hours of community service, takes a boating class, and donates $500 to the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife the charges against him will be dismissed.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Willie Anderson practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Willie Anderson missed Thursday’s practice with an illness but is expected to play in week nine.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Jason Pinkston (ankle) said he believes he will be able to return after the team's Week 10 bye. Pinkston is currently on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list but is eligible to return this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Jarrod Shaw practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

LS Christian Yount practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao practiced fully on Thursday.

G Jarrod Shaw practiced fully on Thursday.

LS Christian Yount practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Jarrod Shaw practiced fully on Wednesday.

LS Christian Yount practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Tony Pashos partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao practiced fully on Thursday.

T Tony Pashos partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Tony Pashos partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T John St. Clair did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T John St. Clair did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Ryan Tucker was placed on injured reserve Saturday because of a knee injury. He will not play again this season.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Ryan Tucker will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Ryan Tucker did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Ryan Tucker did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Joe Andruzzi partially participated in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

T Ryan Tucker did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Joe Andruzzi did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

HC Romeo Crennel has yet to disclose what kind of illness RT Ryan Tucker has contracted. The illness has sidelined Tucker since playing against the Broncos Oct. 22. He has not been with the team since. Crennel has declined to report Tuckers' symptoms to avoid speculation from the media. "He's not on his death bed or anything like that. We have to take time to get that illness figured out," Crennel said. Kelly Butler will make his second straight start in place of Tucker this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Joe Andruzzi suffered a bone bruise and no structural damage in his right knee during the Jets game. It's not yet known if Andruzzi will play Sunday in San Diego, but the news was good, especially considering the Browns are already without T Ryan Tucker (undiagnosed illness) indefinitely. Their replacements are T Kelly Butler and G Lennie Friedman. HC Romeo Crennel said both players have starting experience, so it's not like throwing two rookies in there.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Doug Free did not practice on Thursday.

G Ronald Leary did not practice on Thursday.

T Jermey Parnell practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Doug Free did not practice on Wednesday.

G Ronald Leary did not practice on Wednesday.

T Jermey Parnell practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Brian Waters will not play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Brian Waters did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Brian Waters did not practice on Wednesday. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team is allowing Waters (triceps) to explore all of his options before placing him on Injured Reserve. Waters wants to try to rehab the injury and see if he is able to play after the team's Week 11 bye.

OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Brian Waters is dealing with three injuries, and he'll go multiple MRI exams Monday, Oct. 28. He went down grabbing his left knee in the second quarter of the team's Week 8, and it looks like he'll be out for a while. Owner Jerry Jones thinks Waters' triceps and rib injuries are more serious than the knee ailment. Waters will likely miss the rest of the season.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) C Phil Costa will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) C Phil Costa did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) C Phil Costa did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Marc Colombo practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Montrae Holland will not play this weekend.

G Kyle Kosier practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

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

G Montrae Holland did not practice on Thursday.

G Kyle Kosier practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Marc Colombo was excused from Wednesday's practice.

G Montrae Holland did not practice on Wednesday.

G Kyle Kosier practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier will not play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Louis Vasquez partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Louis Vasquez did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Orlando Franklin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Orlando Franklin partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Orlando Franklin partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Ryan Harris will not play in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Ryan Harris did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Ryan Harris did not practice on Thursday.

OL Denver Broncos (DEN) Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports T Ryan Harris could miss up to three weeks after suffering two dislocated toes in Week 8. The Broncos are hopeful Harris can return earlier. Tyler Polumbus will start at RT in place of Harris.

OL Denver Broncos (DEN) OL Matt Murphy has been signed by the team.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Montrae Holland practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Montrae Holland practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Damion Cook partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

C Andy McCollum partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Damion Cook partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Andy McCollum partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Damion Cook partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Andy McCollum partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T George Foster practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T George Foster practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T George Foster did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jeff Backus practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jeff Backus did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for week nine.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) G T.J. Lang practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) G T.J. Lang partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) G T.J. Lang partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton will not play this weekend.

G Josh Sitton partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) G Josh Sitton partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton will not play this weekend.

G Josh Sitton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

G Daryn Colledge practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Mark Tauscher partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Daryn Colledge partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Mark Tauscher partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 9.

G T.J. Lang partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

C Jason Spitz will not play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton practiced fully on Wednesday.

C Jason Spitz did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 9.

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

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Junius Coston partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Scott Wells practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

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

G Junius Coston partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Scott Wells practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) C Scott Wells has contracted pneumonia, which forced him to miss Monday night's game at Denver. HC Mike McCarthy said it was too soon to tell if Wells could play this week. "He's struggling to get over the illness, and he doesn't have a lot of strength," McCarthy said. "I always play the high end of those as far as caution. We'll see how his week goes."

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) C Mike Flanagan practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

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

T Duane Brown practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

T Derek Newton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Wade Smith practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Brandon Brooks practiced fully on Thursday.

T Duane Brown practiced fully on Thursday.

T Derek Newton practiced fully on Thursday.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Brandon Brooks practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Duane Brown practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Derek Newton practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Wade Smith did not practice on Wednesday.

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

G Wade Smith practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Cody White practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) C Ben Jones practiced fully on Thursday.

G Wade Smith practiced fully on Thursday.

G Cody White did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) C Ben Jones practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Wade Smith practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Cody White did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Thomas Austin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Mike Brisiel practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Duane Brown practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Antoine Caldwell practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Chris Myers practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Eric Winston practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Thomas Austin practiced fully on Thursday.

G Mike Brisiel practiced fully on Thursday.

T Duane Brown practiced fully on Thursday.

G Antoine Caldwell practiced fully on Thursday.

C Chris Myers practiced fully on Thursday.

T Eric Winston practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Thomas Austin practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Mike Brisiel practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Duane Brown practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Antoine Caldwell practiced fully on Wednesday.

C Chris Myers practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Eric Winston practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Mike Brisiel practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Mike Brisiel practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Chris White practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Chris White practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Chris White practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) C Chris Myers did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) C Mike Flanagan practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Chester Pitts did not practice on Friday but is expected to play this weekend.

T Ephraim Salaam practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Kasey Studdard will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) C Mike Flanagan practiced fully on Thursday.

T Ephraim Salaam partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Kasey Studdard did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) C Mike Flanagan did not practice on Wednesday.

T Ephraim Salaam did not practice on Wednesday.

G Kasey Studdard did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Ephraim Salaam practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Ephraim Salaam did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Ephraim Salaam did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Zach Wiegert did not practice all week and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) C Samson Satele practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) C Samson Satele practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) C Samson Satele practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Jeff Linkenbach practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Jeff Linkenbach partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Anthony Castonzo partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Ryan Diem practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

T Quinn Ojinnaka practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

G Mike Pollak practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

G Joe Reitz will not play this weekend.

C Jeff Saturday did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Anthony Castonzo partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Ryan Diem practiced fully on Thursday.

G Quinn Ojinnaka practiced fully on Thursday.

C Mike Pollak partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Jeff Saturday practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Anthony Castonzo partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Ryan Diem practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Quinn Ojinnaka partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Mike Pollak partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Joe Reitz will not play this weekend.

C Jeff Saturday did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem partially participated in Friday's practice but is expected to play this weekend.

T Tony Ugoh partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Ryan Lilja partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Tony Ugoh did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Tony Ugoh did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Tarik Glenn practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

G Jake Scott practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Tarik Glenn did not practice on Thursday but is expected to play in week nine.

G Jake Scott practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Jake Scott did not practice on Wednesday but is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Luke Joeckel partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Luke Joeckel did not practice on Wednesday. He is working through the concussion protocol.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Maurice Williams partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Maurice Williams partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Michael C. Wright, of The Florida Times-Union, reports T Eugene Monroe will start at left tackle in Week 9, according to a source.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Maurice Williams partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Chris Naeole will not play in Week 9.

OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) HC Jack Del Rio confirmed that OL Chris Naeole broke his hand in Sunday's pregame and will likely require surgery, ending his season.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Stockar McDougle did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Stockar McDougle did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) G Mike McGlynn practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) G Mike McGlynn practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) G Ryan Lilja practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) G Ryan Lilja practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) G Ryan Lilja practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

G Mike Goff partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

C Rudy Niswanger practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert practiced fully on Thursday.

G Mike Goff partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Rudy Niswanger partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert practiced fully on Wednesday.

C Rudy Niswanger partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) The Chiefs released G Brian De La Puente to make room for T Andrew Carnahan, who inked a two-year deal.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Kevin Sampson partially participated in Friday’s practice and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Kevin Sampson did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Kevin Sampson did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Willie Roaf did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision at best for week nine.

T Kevin Sampson practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

G Will Shields practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Willie Roaf did not practice on Thursday and looks like a game-time decision for week nine.

G Will Shields practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G Daryn Colledge did not practice on Thursday due illness (migraine).

G Nate Garner partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Mike Pouncey partially participated in Thursday's practice.

LS John Denney practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Jonathan Martin reportedly left the team due to an "abusive environment." His teammates have denied bullying him.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Jonathan Martin is seeking treatment at a facility for an undisclosed illness and has been downgraded to out for the team's Week 9 game. Martin was the victim of a prank in the team's cafeteria Monday, Oct. 28, and he became irritated enough to "smash his food tray on the ground."

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Jonathan Martin, who is in his second season and has started all seven games for Miami this season, is listed as doubtful on the Dolphins' injury report with an "illness." Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported that there's much more to it. According to the report, Martin left the team after his teammates played a joke on him in the team cafeteria on Monday. His teammates walked away from him when he sat down, apparently joking about him being sick, and Martin "flipped out." Via the Miami Herald, citing Glazer's report, Martin smashed a food tray on the floor of the team's lunch room, and left. He hasn't returned to the team. According to NFL.com reporter Jeff Darlington, Martin left the Dolphins facility on Monday and immediately sought outside assistance after what a teammate called an "emotional breakdown."

T Bryant McKinnie practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Jonathan Martin did not practice on Tuesday due to illness.

T Bryant McKinnie practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) C Mike Pouncey partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) C Mike Pouncey partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) C Mike Pouncey partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Marc Colombo practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Richie Incognito practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Mike Pouncey practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Marc Colombo practiced fully on Thursday.

G Richie Incognito practiced fully on Thursday.

C Mike Pouncey practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Marc Colombo did not practice on Wednesday.

G Richie Incognito partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Mike Pouncey did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) C Mike Pouncey had tests Monday, Oct. 31, for the neck injury he suffered in the Week 8 game against the New York Giants. According to a person familiar with the status of Pouncey's tests, the rookie center suffered no damage, and might be able to practice some time this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G Jeno James practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G Jeno James practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) LG Jeno James returned to practice Wednesday, only eight days removed from arthroscopic knee surgery. He is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Phil Loadholt practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Phil Loadholt partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Chris DeGeare partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

C John Sullivan practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

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

C John Sullivan practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Chris DeGeare partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C John Sullivan practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Ryan Cook partially participated in Friday's practice but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Ryan Cook partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Ryan Cook partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) C Matt Birk practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Artis Hicks practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Marcus Johnson practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) C Matt Birk partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

G Artis Hicks partially participated in Thursday’s practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

T Marcus Johnson partially participated in Thursday’s practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) C Matt Birk did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

G Artis Hicks did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to play this weekend.

T Marcus Johnson did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Toniu Fonoti practiced on Friday but is still not expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Cameron Fleming partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Cameron Fleming partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Marcus Cannon partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Marcus Cannon partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) Patriots head coach Bill Belichick indicated he was confident in the ability of tackle Marcus Cannon, who will take over for Sebastian Vollmer (leg) at right tackle. "He's an athletic guy who has good feet, can move people in the running game and has the quickness to block them in protection; good playing strength," Belichick said Tuesday, Oct. 29. "He had an opportunity to play last week and stepped in, did a good job for us there in the second half against (the Miami Dolphins)." Cannon partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL New England Patriots (NE) T Sebastian Vollmer will miss the rest of the season and will undergo surgery to fix his broken right leg Monday, Oct. 28. He was put in an air cast and carted off the field in Week 8. Marcus Cannon will replace Vollmer at right tackle for the foreseeable future.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Donald Thomas was excused from Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) The Patriots activated G Logan Mankins to their active roster, reports NFL.com. He may be active during their Week 9 game against the Cleveland Browns, and a source told the Boston Herald he may even start.

OL New England Patriots (NE) Restricted free-agent G Logan Mankins officially reported to the team Tuesday, Nov. 2, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Mankins' status will be day-to-day and that his status for the team's Week 9 game will depend on how much he practices this week, according to ESPNBoston.com.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Matt Light will not play in Week 9.

Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports the Patriots have released G Kendall Simmons.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Matt Light did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Matt Light did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL New England Patriots (NE) The Patriots have release OT Oliver Ross. Ross has been dealing with a shoulder injury and has yet to play a game this season.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Russ Hochstein partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

C Nick Kaczur partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

T Matt Light partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

G Stephen Neal partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Russ Hochstein partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

T Nick Kaczur partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

T Matt Light partially participated in Thursday’s practice and has been added to the injury report as questionable for this weekend.

G Stephen Neal partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Matt Light will not play in week nine.

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

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

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) G Jahri Evans did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) G Jahri Evans did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Zach Strief practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Zach Strief practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Jon Stinchcomb partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin practiced fully on Thursday.

T Jon Stinchcomb did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Jon Stinchcomb did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jonathan Goodwin did not practice on Wednesday.

OL New Orleans Saints (NO) G Jamar Nesbit has filed a lawsuit against the maker of a weight loss supplement, alleging it was improperly spiked with a diuretic that is banned by the NFL. Nesbit returned last week after serving a four game suspension. The lawsuit against the makers of StarCaps, an over-the-counter product, was filed in federal district court in New Jersey, and is the same substance for which several other NFL players have reportedly tested positive.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jeff Faine will not play this weekend. Faine missed practice all week. "I think I'm optimistic we'll have him next week," HC Sean Payton said. "It's going along fairly well, the treatment and rehab. I'm optimistic where he's at."

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jeff Faine did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C Jeff Faine did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jammal Brown did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

T Jon Stinchcomb practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Zach Strief practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jammal Brown did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

T Jon Stinchcomb practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Zach Strief practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jammal Brown did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

T Jon Stinchcomb practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Zach Strief practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas did not travel with the team for their Week 9 game and has been ruled out.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Stacy Andrews will not play this weekend.

C David Baas did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Stacy Andrews did not practice on Thursday.

C David Baas did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Stacy Andrews did not practice on Wednesday.

C David Baas did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Will Beatty will not play this weekend.

T Kareem McKenzie practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Shaun O'Hara will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Will Beatty did not practice on Thursday.

T Kareem McKenzie practiced fully on Thursday.

C Shaun O'Hara did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Will Beatty did not practice on Wednesday.

T Kareem McKenzie did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

C Shaun O'Hara did not practice on Wednesday.

OL New York Giants (NYG) C Shaun O'Hara was spotted in a walking boot (due to a foot sprain) and was not on the field at practice Monday, Nov. 1, according to Tom Rock, of Newsday. O'Hara is unlikely to play in Week 9 but is hoping he won't miss any more games, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk. O'Hara is dealing with a mild sprain of the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot. "I think a lot of people associate the Lisfranc with a fracture of some sort or something that requires surgery and I've been told that's not the case," O'Hara said in an interview with Sirius NFL Radio. "I just kind of have my fingers crossed, getting treatment as many times a day as possible, and hoping that I can heal pretty quick from this. More so just frustrated than anything that I finally got healthy and now I kind of have to go through another treatment." Adam Koets will likely make his fourth start at center in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Oday Aboushi practiced fully on Thursday.

G Willie Colon practiced fully on Thursday.

C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Oday Oboushi partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Willie Colon partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Willie Colon partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

G Brian Winters practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Willie Colon did not practice on Thursday.

C Nick Mangold partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Brian Winters practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Willie Colon did not practice on Wednesday.

C Nick Mangold partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Brian Winters practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Damien Woody was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Damien Woody was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Adrian Jones did not practice on Friday but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Adrian Jones did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brandon Moore did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play in week nine.

OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Kevin Mawae will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Andre Gurode will not play this week.

T Tony Pashos will not play this week.

T Menelik Watson partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Andre Gurode did not practice on Thursday.

T Tony Pashos did not practice on Thursday.

T Menelik Watson partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Andre Gurode did not practice on Wednesday.

T Tony Pashos did not practice on Wednesday.

T Menelik Watson partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes will not play this weekend.

T Willie Smith practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T/C Jared Veldheer practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Stefen Wisniewski practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes did not practice on Thursday.

T Willie Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T/C Jared Veldheer practiced fully on Thursday.

G Stefen Wisniewski partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes did not practice on Wednesday.

T Willie Smith partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Jared Veldheer practiced fully on Wednesday.

C Stefen Wisniewski partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Samson Satele partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Samson Satele partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Samson Satele partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Samson Satele partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Cornell Green practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Jake Grove did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Cornell Green practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Cornell Green did not practice on Wednesday.

C Jeremy Newberry did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) LG Barry Sims will miss the Raiders' game at Seattle on Monday night because of an abdominal strain, ending his streak of 68 consecutive starts. Sims, who was injured last week against the Steelers, will be replaced by backup OL Corey Hulsey.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Barry Sims did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) LG Barry Sims strained his abdomen Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "That's something we've got to make sure we take notice of," HC Art Shell said. If Sims can't play, Corey Hulsey, Paul McQuistan or Brad Badger could replace him. Sims has started 68 consecutive games.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Brad Badger practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

C Jake Grove practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

G Ron Stone practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Langston Walker will not play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Todd Herremans practiced fully on Thursday.

C Jason Kelce practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Todd Herremans practiced fully on Wednesday.

C Jason Kelce practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Todd Herremans suffered a torn biceps in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Jason Peters practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Jason Peters practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Jason Peters partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T King Dunlap practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Danny Watkins will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Danny Watkins did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Danny Watkins did not practice on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T King Dunlap practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Winston Justice practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T King Dunlap practiced fully on Friday.

T Justice Winston practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T King Dunlap practiced fully on Thursday.

T Winston Justice practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T King Dunlap will not play this weekend.

C/G Nick Cole practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Jason Peters practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Nick Cole practiced fully on Thursday.

T King Dunlap did not practice on Thursday.

T Jason Peters practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) C Nick Cole practiced fully on Wednesday.

T King Dunlap did not practice on Wednesday.

T Jason Peters practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Nick Cole practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

G Todd Herremans practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

G Max Jean-Gilles practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

T Jason Peters practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Nick Cole practiced fully on Thursday.

G Todd Herremans practiced fully on Thursday.

G Max Jean-Gilles practiced fully on Thursday.

T Jason Peters practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Nick Cole practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Todd Herremans practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Max Jean-Gilles practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Jason Peters practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews will not play in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Jon Runyan did not practice on Friday but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Jon Runyan did not practice on Thursday but is expected to play Sunday as he deals with his tail bone injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Jon Runyan did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marcus Gilbert practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marcus Gilbert practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G David DeCastro will not play this week.

G Ramon Foster practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Guy Whimper practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G David DeCastro did not practice on Thursday.

G Ramon Foster practiced fully on Thursday.

G Guy Whimper practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G David DeCastro did not practice on Wednesday.

G Ramon Foster partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Guy Whimper practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G David DeCastro (ankle) may be available to play in the team's Week 9 game.

G Ramon Foster has been cleared after suffering a concussion in the team's Week 8 game.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marcus Gilbert will not play this weekend.

G David DeCastro (knee) will not return to the team in Week 9, and he's not expected to be back on the field anytime soon. He's been doing pool work and riding a stationary bike to strengthen his knee, but he hasn't done any football-related activities. G Ramon Foster has filled in nicely, so the team doesn't feel the need to rush DeCastro back.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marcus Gilbert did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marcus Gilbert did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) The Steelers reinstated T Alameda Ta'amu from the suspended list Monday, Oct. 29.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Doug Legursky will not play this weekend.

T Jonathan Scott practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Doug Legursky did not practice on Thursday.

T Jonathan Scott partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Doug Legursky did not practice on Wednesday.

T Jonathan Scott partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marvel Smith will not play in Week 9.

G Chris Kemoeatu did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marvel Smith did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marvel Smith did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Alan Faneca did not practice on Friday but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marvel Smith did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Chris Kemoeatu practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Chris Kemoeatu practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Chris Kemoeatu practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Chukky Okobi will replace starter Jeff Hartings for this Sunday's game vs. the Denver Broncos in Pittsburgh. Hartings sprained his MCL vs. Oakland.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Trai Essex practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

C Jeff Hartings practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) C Jeff Hartings practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C/G Rich Ohrnberger practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C/G Rich Ohrnberger did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Mike Remmers will not play this week.

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

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G/T Mike Remmers did not practice on Thursday.

G Chad Rinehart partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G/T Mike Remmers did not practice on Wednesday.

G Chad Rinehart partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jared Gaither practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jared Gaither practiced fully on Tuesday.

C Nick Hardwick practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Kris Dielman will not play this weekend.

G Tyronne Green practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Kris Dielman practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Kris Dielman did not practice on Wednesday. Head coach Norv Turner expressed confidence that Dielman would play in Week 9, according to Kevin Acee of SignOnSanDiego.com.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Mike Brisiel practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) will not play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Mike Goff practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

C Nick Hardwick did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

T Roman Oben did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Breno Giacomini will not play this week.

G J.R. Sweezy practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Breno Giacomini did not practice on Thursday.

G J.R. Sweezy practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Russell Okung (toe) walked the stadium steps Monday, Oct. 28, and is confident he will return in Week 11.

OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) The Seahawks' patchwork offensive line allowed Russell Wilson to be sacked seven times in the team's 14-9 win over the St. Louis Rams in Week 8 Monday, Oct. 28. The run blocking wasn't much better in the victory. "We had a million problems in protection," head coach Pete Carroll said. "The Rams rushed like crazy and we did a ton of stuff to try to offset it, but nothing helped us." Seattle only had 135 yards of total offensive in the contest, with 80 of them coming on a passing touchdown to Golden Tate.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G James Carpenter partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G John Moffitt practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G John Moffitt partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Russell Okung did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

T Tyler Polumbus partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Russell Okung did not practice on Thursday.

T Tyler Polumbus did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Russell Okung did not practice on Wednesday.

T Tyler Polumbus did not practice on Wednesday.

C Chris Spencer did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) The Seahawks placed G Ben Hamilton on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Nov. 2, according to The Associated Press. G Chester Pitts will likely take Hamilton's spot beginning in Week 9.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Sean Locklear practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Sean Locklear partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Sean Locklear partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Walter Jones partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Walter Jones practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Ray Willis will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Walker Jones partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Sean Locklear partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Ray Willis did not practice on Wednesday.

Also, HC Mike Holmgren seems to be experimenting with different combinations of offensive linemen this week in practice in an effort to improve the team's sluggish running game. Floyd "Pork Chop" Womack was running with the first team at both guard positions, in place of G Rob Sims and G Chris Gray. This is not that clear-cut," Holmgren said. "I am just trying to stir it up a little bit, hit on some different combinations, light a little bit of a fire, get somebody to study a little bit more."

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G Sean Locklear did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend. However, he’ll likely be a game-time decision.

C Chris Spencer did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend. However, he’ll likely be a game-time decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) LG Chris Spencer did not finish practice after injuring a knee, but he was walking around after practice. Floyd Womack was working with the starters at left guard. RT Sean Locklear watched practice but did not participate. He is probable with a sore ankle.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Wayne Hunter did not practice all week and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) The 49ers placed C Eric Heitmann on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Nov. 2, according to The Associated Press.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Joe Staley will not play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Joe Staley will not play in Week 9.

OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports T Joe Staley is expected to miss six weeks with sprains to ligaments in his right knee.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Jonas Jennings did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend. T Adam Snyder will get a second straight start at left tackle Sunday in Atlanta as Jonas Jennings remains out with an ankle sprain. "That's everyone's goal, to start," Snyder said. "When you get your opportunity, you try to do your best." The 49ers do not lose much, if anything, with Snyder in the game. "I thought Adam did a decent job," HC Mike Nolan said about Snyder's play against New Orleans. "There's a couple plays he'd like to have back; he was responsible for one of the sacks. I thought he competed well. I think he's best suited position is guard, but his versatility helps."

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

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Jonas Jennings will not play in week nine.

C Jeremy Newberry did not practice on Friday but barring a setback is expected to play in week nine.

OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Jake Long has torn his anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in less than a year. Greg Robinson will shift from left guard to left tackle following the injury to Long.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Harvey Dahl will not play this week.

T Jake Long practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

C Scott Wells practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Harvey Dahl did not practice on Thursday.

T Jake Long practiced fully on Thursday.

C Scott Wells practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Harvey Dahl is slated to miss multiple weeks due to a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Harvey Dahl did not practice on Wednesday.

T Jake Long did not practice on Wednesday.

C Scott Wells did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Jason Smith will not play this weekend.

G Tony Wragge practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Jason Smith did not practice on Thursday.

G Tony Wragge partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Jason Smith did not practice on Wednesday.

C Tony Wragge partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Jason Smith will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2, and isn't expected to play in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals due to a concussion.

OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Richie Incognito will likely miss the rest of the season with a partial knee dislocation that will need surgery.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T Anthony Collins did not practice on Thursday.

C Evan Dietrich-Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Davin Joseph practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Carl Nicks will not play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Davin Joseph practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Davin Joseph practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Carl Nicks will not play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T Donald Penn practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T Donald Penn practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T Donald Penn practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) The Buccaneers placed G Carl Nicks (toe) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 30.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) The Buccaneers activated C Andrew Economos (Achilles) from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Friday, Nov. 4

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C Jeff Faine practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Jeremy Zuttah will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C Jeff Faine practiced fully on Thursday.

T Jeremy Zuttah did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C Jeff Faine practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Jeremy Zuttah did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C Jeff Faine will not play this weekend.

T Jeremy Trueblood will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C Jeff Faine did not practice on Thursday.

T Jeremy Trueblood did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C Jeff Faine partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Jeremy Youngblood partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Jeremy Zuttah practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Jeremy Zuttah practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Jeremy Zuttah partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Arron Sears did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Arron Sears partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C John Wade practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C John Wade practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T David Stewart did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T David Stewart partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T David Stewart did not practice on Wednesday.

G/C Rob Turner will not play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Leroy Harris will not play this weekend.

T Michael Roos practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T David Stewart partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Fernando Velasco practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G/C Leroy Harris did not practice on Thursday.

G Steve Hutchinson was excused from Thursday's practice.

T Michael Roos partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T David Stewart did not practice on Thursday.

C/G Fernando Velasco partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Leroy Harris did not practice on Wednesday.

T Michael Roos partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T David Stewart did not practice on Wednesday.

C Fernando Velasco practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T Mike Otto did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9.

T David Stewart did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T Mike Otto did not practice on Thursday.

T David Stewart partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T Mike Otto did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Benji Olson partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Benji Olson did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Benji Olson practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Benji Olson practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Benji Olson practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Stephon Heyer practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Stephon Heyer practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Stephon Heyer practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) G Pete Kendall practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

T Chris Samuels practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) G Pete Kendall practiced fully on Thursday.

T Chris Samuels practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Chris Samuels partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) C Mike Pucillo partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) G Mike Pucillo did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) G Randy Thomas will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jon Jansen did not practice on Friday. However, he is still listed as probable and says he will play this weekend.

T Chris Samuels practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jon Jansen partially participated in Thursday’s practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

T Chris Samuels practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Chris Samuels practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Chris Samuels practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

Defensive Line

*** Friday Update *** DL Vincent Burns (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** DL Marcus Bell (NYG) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** DL Marcus Bell (NYG) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for week nine.

Linebacker

*** Friday Update *** LB Oliver Hoyte (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** LB Oliver Hoyte (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** LB Oliver Hoyte (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** LB Don Davis (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but barring a setback is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** LB Don Davis (FA) partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** LB DeLawrence Grant (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** LB Eddie Moore (FA) has been lost for the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list.

*** Wednesday Update *** LB Saleem Rasheed (FA) will not play in week nine and is expected to miss another week or two after knee surgery.

*** Friday Update *** LB Robert Reynolds (FA) did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** LB Robert Reynolds (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

LB Robert Reynolds (FA) plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of criminal damaging and a reduced charge of disorderly conduct on Monday. He was fined $300 as a result and was told he would face further punishment if convicted of any other charges during the next year.

*** Friday Update *** LB Jason Short (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** LB Jason Short (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Friday Update *** LB Keith O'Neil (IND) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** LB Keith O'Neil (IND) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** LB Keith O'Neil (IND) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** LB Keith O'Neil (IND) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Thursday Update *** LB Keith O'Neil (IND) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** LB Keith O'Neil (IND) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play in week nine.

Defensive Back

DB Tony Dixon (FA) has been signed by the team.

*** Friday Update *** DB Justin Hamilton (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DB Justin Hamilton (FA) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DB Justin Hamilton (FA) practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DB Joseph Jefferson (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

DB Lynn Scott (FA) has been signed by the team.

*** Friday Update *** DB Raymond Walls (FA) has been released by the team.

*** Friday Update *** DB Chad Williams (KC) practiced on Friday but will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DB Chad Williams (KC) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DB Ray Mickens (NE) practiced on Friday and is expected to play in week nine.

*** Wednesday Update *** DB Mike Logan (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DB Mike Logan (PIT) will not play in week nine.

General Team News

TM Arizona Cardinals (ARI) The Cardinals announced on Monday that they have signed tight end Ben Patrick off their practice squad to the 53-man active roster, via a two-year contract. To clear a roster space, the team released offensive lineman Brad Badger.

TM Arizona Cardinals (ARI) HC Dennis Green said on Monday that he expects WR Larry Fitzgerald, LB Karlos Dansby and DT Kendrick Clancy to return to the playing field in Week 10 (after the team's bye week).

TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) Free-agent running back Beanie Wells tore his Achilles in his recent workout with the Baltimore Ravens.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) After the team was fined $20,000 by the NFL for not listing FS Ed Reed (shoulder) on the injury report, head coach John Harbaugh said they will cite every "hangnail" going forward, and questioned the validity of the weekly report. "There's no credence on the injury report now," Harbaugh said. "It doesn't mean anything. It has no value. The injury report has no value."

*** Friday Update *** TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) LS Matt Katula practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Buffalo Bills (BUF) Bills general manager Buddy Nix said head coach Chan Gailey's job is secure. Nix referred to Gailey as being one of the NFL's best offensive coaches, and added that having the team make another coaching switch would only set back their development. "I hope I can put that to rest," Nix said. "It's the age-old thing, and they've done it around here for years. They start over about every three years. What that does is make damn sure that you don't make it. That's what it does."

TM Carolina Panthers (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team is not looking to make any trades before the deadline Thursday, Nov. 1. "We've got to sit here and see if somebody does call, but we're not looking to move anybody or send anybody away or try to get anybody out there," Rivera said. "I don't think we have a lot to give in terms of trying to trade for players."

TM Carolina Panthers (CAR) All Carolina players are on a bye this week.

TM Carolina Panthers (CAR) The Panthers have signed veteran CB Patrick Dendy.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Chicago Bears (CHI) P Brad Maynard was excused from Thursday's practice.

TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) HC Marvin Lewis said there will be no changes made to the coaching staff in mid-season, despite the team's winless record. He said the team needs to take a more introspective approach and "try to find a way to do things better, whatever it may be."

*** Friday Update *** TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) Judging from player comments, it looks like the Bengals will use Rudi Johnson and Kenny Watson this weekend. "I'll be fresh, so it should be good for both of us. When my number's called, I'll go in and make some plays," Watson said. "(Rudi's) the workhorse, so he's used to getting 25, 30 carries. (I'm used to) two or three." Carson Palmer had comments on the situation as well. "It's always a good thing when you're not sure which running back you want to play," Palmer said. "It mixes things up for us offensively."

TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) On Sunday, trailing the Steelers 14-3 late in the 1st half and having 4th down from the Steelers 2-yard line, Cincinnati Bengals HC Marvin Lewis opted for the field goal. The Steelers marched down the field immediately following and it was 21-6 at halftime. Game over. Bengals players and coaches were booed lustfully as they trotted into the locker room at the half. "In hindsight, we should have gone for it on fourth down rather than take the points," Lewis volunteered after a 24-13 Steelers victory. "I didn't anticipate them getting a touchdown before halftime. Since we got the ball (first) in the second half, I thought it was important to put up points at that point in the football game." Looking back on it, if we had scored a touchdown, it might have been more significant."

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) Browns president Mike Holmgren left open the possibility of returning to coaching at some point in the future but is focused on trying to make the Browns a winning team at this point, reports The Associated Press.

TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) Browns president Mike Holmgren hinted that a decision on head coach Eric Mangini's future will not come until after the 2010 season, according to ESPN.com's James Walker.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Browns head coach Eric Mangini said he will have input on who will be the team's next general manager. Mangini said the team can finish the rest of the season without a general manager.

TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) Tons of Browns news already this week:

ESPN.com reports Browns owner Randy Lerner said he is sick about the state of his team, currently sitting at 1-7, but he will not make a head coaching change. Lerner told the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal he will not fire Eric Mangini during the team's bye week. Lerner did say he would like to bring in a "strong, credible, serious leader" to help run his team from the GM position.

Also, Jeff Schudel, from News-Herald.com, reports George Kokinis was fired Monday as general manager and escorted from Browns headquarters, according to league sources. The Browns are not confirming the reports. Hours later, sources said Ernie Accorsi was hired as the team's GM. The move is a blast from the past for Browns' fans. Accorsi was the Browns' GM from 1985 to 1992. He also served as GM of the Colts from 1982 to 83, and also worked in the Giants' front office from 1994 to 2004, including a stint as New York's GM from 1998 and on. In 2004, he spearheaded a trade to get No. 1 pick Eli Manning from the Chargers.

Next, Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports that Mangini says he is going to let Brian Daboll grow into the offensive coordinator job, as opposed to looking to replace him, and instead rely more on QB coach Gene Smith's input. Mangini said "Carl Smith is a guy that has a lot of experience. That's one of the reasons I wanted Carl to be part of the staff -- I think it was 11 years at New Orleans as the offensive coordinator -- is to have a guy who's called a lot of plays in the NFL. Obviously there's things from a playcalling perspective, from a scheme perspective, from a coaching perspective that we can improve, but that goes hand in hand with execution and individual performances as well."

And finally, CBSSports.com reports Mangini said he would be open to a new general manager taking final personnel decisions out of his hands. "I'm never in opposition to someone who can help us achieve that (goal of winning and improving)," Mangini said.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) The Browns have placed 17-year veteran DT Ted Washington on injured reserve with a knee problem. "Ted has been working through some knee issues that finally have caught up to him," HC Romeo Crennel said. "We appreciate his effort to this point and know he will continue to help us in any way that he can moving forward." The team also claimed CB Ricardo Colclough off waivers from the Steelers.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) The Browns announced on Wednesday that they have placed offensive lineman Andrew Hoffman on season-ending injured reserve.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan guaranteed the team will win in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons. "We got to win this week," Ryan said after practice Friday, Nov. 2. "We know it and we're going to."

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he defends the playcalling of head coach Jason Garrett late in Week 8. The Cowboys turned the football over on downs on a drive after throwing three times on the New York Giants' 19-yard line when they only needed to gain a yard for a new set of downs and the Giants were conceding the run. "The defense was not giving us anything," Jones said. "Plus, that's their strength is their front seven ... I have no quarrel with those calls there. We changed a play. We did have an option to run the play. If they had lined up differently we could have run the ball. But under the circumstances, the way they lined up, I don't second-guess the call."

TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not think the Cowboys are getting stale, or boring to watch. "Do you think Romo's exciting to watch? Of course he is," Jones said. "Is Jason Witten worth watching and coming to see? Maybe in the top five of all the players we've had, you can go to the person as well as the player. Certainly Miles Austin has proven that he can make exciting plays. He's been dealing with hamstring (injuries), but he can. Apart from that, we probably have - and I'm going to pull this one out of my head here - but we probably had at least 50 percent of our players that weren't on our roster two years ago on the field the other day. So stale would not be the word for it."

*** Saturday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) The Dallas Cowboys have signed practice squad P Chris Jones to their active roster, clearing indicating the P Mat McBriar will not play this weekend. In a corresponding move, the team released G Daniel Loper.

*** Friday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) P Mat McBriar partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. McBriar said he is not sure if he will be able to play in Week 9 because of his foot injury. He is being fitted for a different brace for his foot which he hopes will allow him to punt in the game.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) P Mat McBriar partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) P Mat McBriar partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan believes he will soon be a head coach in the NFL. "My chance will come," Ryan said. "It only took my dad 25 years to get a (head coaching) chance and, hell, he's better than me and (New York Jets head coach and twin brother) Rex put together." Ryan believes he will go on to have a better head coaching career than his twin brother. "I know (Rex is) one of the most recognizable head coaches in football this year, and things like that," Ryan said. "But, I mean, he's also gone to two AFC Championships games in a row. I mean, I don't think anybody else can say that. So, he's had an opportunity and he's done great with it. I'll be better than him, so I'll get my chance."

*** Thursday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips remains reluctant to change the starting lineup despite the team's 1-6 record, according to Todd Archer and Rainer Sabin, of The Dallas Morning News. When asked Wednesday, Nov. 3, if he had any personnel changes in mind for Week 9, Phillips said, "No, not really. There will be different guys playing some. But as far as the starters are concerned, no."

TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has reconsidered the idea of firing Wade Phillips based on the team's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8, according to Jean-Jacques Taylor, of The Dallas Morning News. "I don't think there is anybody in the world who would doubt that I'm willing to do something hard," Jones said. "I'm willing to do something that doesn't feel good to me." At this point, Jones is simply trying to figure out how much sense it makes financially to fire Phillips and his coaching staff without a collective bargaining agreement in place.

TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Drew Bledsoe has reportedly received numerous offers from NFL teams this season to be a part of their roster. However, Bledsoe, who most-recently declined an offer from the Jacksonville Jaguars, said he intends to remain retired. "I really felt, late in the season last year, that was it. It was time and I was done," Bledsoe said. "I kind of stepped away from it because I really wanted to make sure it was the right decision. Was I really ready to step away from something that was so important to me? I talked to people and in the end my feelings didn't change. I felt it was time to move on to the next phase."

*** Friday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) HC Bill Parcells indicated rookie S Abram Elam will remain one of the kickoff returners, and that CB Aaron Glenn would only be used for spot duty in that role. Rookie RB Skyler Green, rookie WR Miles Austin, and RB Marion Barber have been practicing on kickoff returns this week. Green said he expects to return kickoffs in this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) According to reports, Dallas Cowboys HC Bill Parcells is seriously considering retirement at the conclusion of the 2006 season.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Denver Broncos (DEN) Broncos head coach John Fox was hospitalized Saturday, Nov. 2, after complaining of chest pains. He is believed to be okay. The Broncos' official release says this, "Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox was taken to a Charlotte-area hospital after feeling light-headed while playing golf on Saturday. He is being held at the hospital for testing and further observation. Our medical staff is currently in contact with Coach Fox, his family and the doctors who are treating him. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available."

ESPN is reporting a Denver team official is saying that Fox is expected to have heart valve surgery and could miss as much two months.

*** Friday Update *** TM Denver Broncos (DEN) Broncos COO Joe Ellis said the organization remains confident head coach Josh McDaniels can turn the team around, but he stopped short of saying he would return next season, according to Mike Klis, of The Denver Post. "We've had a culture of winning here under Pat Bowlen for 27 years," Ellis said. "When that started to slide (under Mike Shanahan) there were expectations that when we brought in the new head coach that would change immediately. When that didn't happen as fast as our fans wanted it to - we all wanted it to happen quickly - there was a lot of angst among our fans.Then you take into account the start we've had this year, with the type of loss we had with the Oakland game at home, and the fans' emotions and feelings are understandably raw in terms of their anger and disappointment. Pat understands that. Josh understands that."

*** Friday Update *** TM Denver Broncos (DEN) G Chris Myers practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

TM Denver Broncos (DEN) Which Bell is more likely to ring Sunday in Pittsburgh? Most likely, RB Mike Bell will get the call. RB Tatum Bell, has been slowed by two sprained big toes. Although Tatum Bell might play against the Steelers. He might even start. But he sounds resigned to a significantly, if temporarily, reduced role until his feet get healthy. Against a porous Colts defensive front Sunday, Tatum Bell could only gain 27 yards on 13 carries as his injured toes would not allow him to plant and accelerate. "It was hurting pretty bad," Tatum Bell said. "I was going to try it, but it just didn't hold up. Good thing Mike got in there and got off."

TM Detroit Lions (DET) A Detroit Lions defensive player said following the team's Week 8 win over the Denver Broncos that the defense became bored dominating QB Tim Tebow in the second half. "Can you believe '15'?" the anonymous defender asked. "Come on --- that's embarrassing. I mean, it's a joke. We knew all week that if we brought any kind of defensive pressure, he couldn't do anything. In the second half it got boring out there. We were like, 'Come on --- that's your quarterback? Seriously?'" DL Cliff Avril added, "As long as he felt our pressure, he was gonna make crazy decisions."

TM Detroit Lions (DET) QB Daunte Culpepper said his next scheduled visit is with the Detroit Lions. He was scheduled to visit the Kansas City Chiefs today, presumably to sign a contract, but he canceled that visit, saying that he had a better offer from another club. The Lions had no comment.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) The Lions announced on Wednesday that they have signed free agent wide receiver Kevin Kasper to a contract. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) The Lions have waived WR Az-Zahir Hakim.

TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Packers DL Cullen Jenkins said following the team's Week 8 loss that he felt "handcuffed" in the team's new 3-4 defensive scheme and that the coaches weren't putting the players in the positions where they can be most successful. "Basically, we have good players on this defense," Jenkins said. "We've got Pro Bowl players on this defense and they were sent to the Pro Bowl doing certain things. And they're not doing those things." Jenkins was particularly frustrated at the lack of pass rush the Packers put on Vikings QB Brett Favre. In two games versus the Packers this season, Favre has thrown seven touchdown passes without an interception.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) HC Mike McCarthy had this to say regarding the team’s RB situation: “The way we're going to go about it is Ryan Grant will go into the number one slot. We have a one slot, a two slot, which is primarily situational plays, and then the third halfback will be primarily special teams and backup. Brandon (Jackson) will be in the number two slot, and Vernand (Morency) will be in the three slot. Now, based on Brandon not playing in a couple weeks, we're also going to spread those situational packages also with Mo because of his experience.”

TM Houston Texans (HOU) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he is concerned with the team's running back situation with both Arian Foster (hamstring) and Ben Tate (ribs) missing practice Monday, Oct. 28. "I'm very concerned. We understand Ben's situation. I think they're both going to give us everything they can to try and play this week. I don't think we're going to know anything until later in the week, which is probably a good thing. I know it's a good thing we had the bye."

TM Houston Texans (HOU) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, Oct. 31, he is not concerned over accusations by opponents that his team plays dirty. "It doesn't bother me," Kubiak said. "We're going to put 46 guys out there and play as hard as we can play. Other than that, I've got no comment on it." Most of the complaints about cut blocking come from defensive linemen who are usually the victims. The Texans will not change the way they play, including that key component of their running game that opponents loathe. "It's just part of what we do," Kubiak said about cut blocking. "We think to be good at running the football, you've got to do the little things in the run game, especially on the back side that create space for your players."

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) ESPN.com reports Texans head coach Gary Kubiak will not commit to using a starting running back in Week 9. Steve Slaton, Ryan Moats and Chris Brown will all play.

*** Friday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) Newly acquired CB/PR/KR Dexter Wynn could return punts in this week's game. HC Gary Kubiak noted, "Yeah, there’s a very good possibility. We were very surprised that he was on the wire yesterday. He’s returned punts and kicks in Philly, (and had) some big games. This year he’s done a good job for them and with our situation to have one guy that could definitely do both, be solid to do both, it helps our football team in a lot of areas. He looked good today; he just got off the plane and that’s a lot to ask. But if he looks good tomorrow there’s probably a dang good chance."

*** Thursday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) The Texans announced on Wednesday that they have been awarded cornerback Dexter Wynn off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles. To make room on their roster, the team waived cornerback Derrick Johnson.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Colts head coach Chuck Pagano could attend the team's Week 9 game, according to owner Jim Irsay. Pagano continues to battle leukemia. He has been out of the hospital since Monday, Oct. 29, but is scheduled to receive another round of chemotherapy next week.

*** Friday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Colts owner Jim Irsay said Thursday, Nov. 3, it's too early to talk seriously about drafting Stanford QB Andrew Luck if the team winds up with the chance in next year's NFL Draft. However, he acknowledged that team officials would have to consider making the pick if they thought QB Peyton Manning's eventual successor was available.

*** Friday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) P Hunter Smith practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) P Hunter Smith did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) P Hunter Smith practiced on Wednesday but is questionable for this weekend.

TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Rookie Joseph Addai rushed 17 times for 93 yards Sunday. His season totals of 87 carries for 447 yards and a 5.1-yard average project to a 1,022-yard season. The Colts rode the hot horse Sunday. Veteran Dominic Rhodes, the starter, carried only three times for zero yards, but that doesn't necessarily mean the Colts are moving toward Addai as their feature back. He and Rhodes will continue to alternate. "In most places, a lot of backs play, sometimes more than two. I don't think it's unusual and I think we'll continue to do that," HC Tony Dungy said.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) Jaguars general manager Gene Smith reportedly turned down a contract extension in the offseason. Smith's current contract expires after the 2011 season. "A contract was extended to me and I declined it," Smith said. "I did not think I deserved an extension based on the conditions. Our scouts and other employees weren't being extended."

TM Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) The Jaguars have agree to terms with free agent DT Grady Jackson, pending a team physical. The deal is expected to become official on Wednesday, according to the Jaguars.

*** Friday Update *** TM Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) The Jaguars have signed RB Rich Alexis from their practice squad and released WR Chad Owens.

TM Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) HC Jack Del Rio declined to name his starter for Sunday's game against Tennessee because he wants to keep the Titans guessing. "I'd just as soon hold that competitive advantage and not give it to them," Del Rio said. "I'd like to hold off that discussion on that until later in the week," he said. If Byron Leftwich's demeanor is any indication, he thinks he'll play against the Titans. In contrast to his dejected manner last week, Leftwich displayed his usual smiling demeanor after the game when he said he'd be "full go" to practice Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) P Dustin Colquitt partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 9.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) P Dustin Colquitt did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) P Dustin Colquitt did not practice on Wednesday.

TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) QB Daunte Culpepper has reportedly canceled a visit with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday. "That was pretty much it for us," said an anonymous Chiefs source. "He just told us he thinks he has a better chance with somebody else and that was pretty much the extent of it. That's closed the door for us."

TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) The Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has agreed to terms of a two-year contract with LB Patrick Thomas, formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars. To make room for him, LB Johnny Baldwin was placed on IR.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) Now that Damon Huard is 100% healthy, the Chiefs have placed rookie QB Casey Printers back on the practice squad. Edwards said the club will leave that roster spot open for now.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reported Tuesday, Oct. 29, that while the locker room of the Miami Dolphins is still together, some "players are starting to wonder about this offensive game plan." Players were wondering why offensive coordinator Mike Sherman got away from the running game in Week 8 against the New England Patriots.

TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said the team is not considering firing head coach Tony Sparano at this time.

TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) HC Cam Cameron said he and the Dolphins plan to evaluate everything that has led to their 0-8 start, including quarterback. He didn't rule out switching to rookie QB John Beck but also didn't commit to that path as of yet. "For us to win, he has to take care of the football," Cameron said of Lemon, who had a critical fumble Sunday, giving him six turnovers in three games as a starter in place of the injured Trent Green. "He knows that is something he has to improve on." Given the schedule, if Beck doesn't play against Buffalo, Cameron might choose not to play him until a Dec. 2 visit from the New York Jets (1-7).

*** Thursday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) The Dolphins announced on Thursday that they have removed fullback Kyle Eckel from the reserve/military list and have placed him on the exempt/commissioner permission list.

*** Friday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) told Vikings owner Zygi Wilf following the team's Week 8 game that head coach Brad Childress was not a good head coach and should be fired, according to a league source, report Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wilf nearly fired head coach Brad Childress over the handling of WR Randy Moss' dismissal, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder. Wilf delayed Moss' placement on waivers so he could weigh firing Childress and retaining Moss. Wilf met with several key members of the team to get a sense of how the team was responding to the incident.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) Vikings head coach Brad Childress drew the ire of owner Zygi Wilf because he did not immediately inform Wilf that he was waiving WR Randy Moss, which violated organizational policy, a source told Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) Randy Moss said he tried to give advice to the coaching staff about how to prepare for the New England Patriots, his former team, prior to Week 8 but the coaches did not take his advice, according to Tom Pelissero, of ESPN1500. "I tried to prepare. Tried to talk to the players and coaches about how this game was going to be played and a couple tendencies here, couple tendencies here," Moss said. "The bad part about it - you have six days to prepare for a team, and on the seventh day, that Sunday, meaning today, I guess they come over to me and say, 'Dag, Moss, you was right about a couple plays and a couple schemes they were going to run.' It hurts as a player that you put a lot of hard work in all week, and toward the end of the week, Sunday, when you get on the field, that's when they acknowledge about the hard work you put in throughout the week. That's actually a disappointment."

On Monday, NFL Network's Michael Lombardi reported that head coach Brad Childress informed the team that they were going to waive Moss. Childress made the decision to release Moss without consulting with the team's front office, according to Lombardi. The front office was reportedly "surprised" to hear of Moss' release. However, the papers were not filed on Monday.

Late Monday, in a statement released by the Minnesota Vikings, Childress addressed the team parting ways with WR Randy Moss. "This decision was made based on what we thought was in the best interests of the Minnesota Vikings, both in the short and long term," said Childress. "We wish Randy the best as he moves forward in his career."

Moss may have alienated some teammates when he roundly criticized a post-practice meal in front of the local restaurant owners who catered it, reports Michael Silver, of Yahoo! Sports. Every Friday, the Vikings invite a local establishment to cater the team's post-practice meal. Last week, it was a favorite of former Center Matt Birk's, a St. Paul restaurant that served chicken, pasta, ribs and other dishes. While his teammates lined up to dig in, Moss lashed out. "What the ####? Who ordered this crap? I wouldn't feed this to my dog," a player who witnessed the incident said. The player who witnessed Moss' food tirade called it "an uncomfortable moment," adding that he felt Moss deserved to be cut after the incident.

The Vikings officially waived Moss Tuesday, Nov. 2, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Teams have until 4:00 PM Eastern, Wednesday, Nov. 3, to claim him. The team with the worst record will be awarded the waiver claim.

And that's how the Vikings used a third-round pick to rent Randy Moss for four weeks.

TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) According to HC Brad Childress, QB Kelly Holcomb is "extremely sore", but tests revealed nothing worse than the whiplash-type injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. It is unclear whether Holcomb will be able to play this week. Childress seems to be hoping for a quick recovery from QB Tarvaris Jackson, who sat out the Eagles game with a fractured right index finger. "If Tarvaris can play," Childress said, "he'll play." If not, Brooks Bollinger will start (depending on Holcomb). Childress would not entertain a discussion of the possibilities until he sees Jackson take part in a throwing session scheduled for Tuesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) In a surprise move, the Vikings cut third-year S Rashad Baker today. The team did not make any announcements. But Baker's agent, Troy Archie, said his client has been waived. Baker, who had been inactive six of seven games this season, might have had a disagreement with an assistant coach, Archie said.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) The Vikings announced on Wednesday that they have waived wide receiver Jason Carter.

TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) The Vikings released signed wide receiver Jason Carter off their practice squad to the 53-man roster. To make room, the team released linebacker Marquis Cooper.

*** Friday Update *** TM New Orleans Saints (NO) After having X-rays on his injured left knee Wednesday, Nov. 2, Saints head coach Sean Payton hopes to be back on the sideline when his team returns from its bye week for a Nov. 28 game against the New York Giants. "I had an X-ray (Wednesday) and it looked good," Payton said. "I'm kind of a little bit ahead of schedule. We looked at the fracture area and the screws and the plate that are in it. I didn't realize there were seven screws in there. I'll be setting off some alarms at the airport for the rest of my life. Overall, it's doing well."

*** Wednesday Update *** TM New Orleans Saints (NO) After auditioning several players at each position, the Saints Wednesday signed PK Garrett Hartley and P Glenn Pakulak. "We were impressed with both Garrett and Glenn throughout the competitive sessions and we will continue to evaluate the positions closely throughout the remainder of the season," GM Mickey Loomis said in a press release.

TM New Orleans Saints (NO) All New Orleans players are on a bye this week.

Also, the Saints released K Taylor Mehlhaff and P Ben Graham. No replacements have been announced.

*** Thursday Update *** TM New York Giants (NYG) P Steve Weatherford partially participated in Thursday's practice.

TM New York Giants (NYG) Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team's offense has been cautious up to this point and wants that unit to be more aggressive. "I just think, as an offense, we have to be more aggressive," Reese said. "At times, we're a little bit almost too cautions with what we're doing offensively. This is the National Football League. You've got to go out there and you've got to win the game. You can't expect something to fall into your lap. You've got to take the game. And I think we've got to be more aggressive offensively."

TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver gave officials the middle finger during the third quarter of the 21-18 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Oct. 27 and was caught swearing on camera while making a gesture many consider obscene. Tarver was upset over a penalty originally assessed to cornerback Mike Jenkins. Jenkins was flagged for hitting a defenseless receiver after using force to dislodge the football, but the penalty was eventually rescinded. The coaching staff was irate at the time, and Tarver broke out the middle finger.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) The Associated Press reports Raiders head coach Tom Cable said he has spoken with Raiders owner Al Davis about his alleged history of violent behavior toward women. Cable said his job status did not come up during the discussion. He plans to coach the team for the rest of the season.

ESPN.com reports Terry O'Neill, president of The National Organization of Women, said in a statement that Tom Cable should be suspended by the NFL and Raiders while they look into allegations of Cable's violent behavior toward women. "The Oakland Raiders, properly, say they are undergoing a 'serious evaluation' of these recent allegations," O'Neill wrote in the e-mail. "At the very least he should be suspended during this process. A man who has admitted battering his wife has no business being a role model for all of us who would like to be able to look up to the head coach of an NFL football team."

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) Tim Kawakami, of the San Jose Mercury News, speculates Raiders owner Al Davis may consider firing head coach Tom Cable during the team's bye week. If Cable were fired during the season, assistant coach Paul Hackett or Ted Tollner would take over on an interim basis.

TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) ESPN.com reports two women claim Raiders head coach Tom Cable has a history of violent behavior toward women. In separate interview with ESPN's "Outside the Lines," Sandy Cable and Marie Lutz say Cable hit them during relationships dating back more than 20 years. Sandy Cable sought a temporary order of protection in 1989, which said, in part, "On two occasions, one back in '86 and the other in '88, he hit me. The second time in the face, however on attempts to call law enforcement, my husband would rip the phone out of the wall." Lutz, who dated Tom Cable as recently as January of 2009, said she remembers Cable hitting her "three, four times."

The Associated Press reports Cable expects to remain the head coach for the team, despite allegations that he assaulted his former wife and girlfriend.

Meanwhile, ESPN.com reports the Raiders will undertake a "serious evaluation" of allegations that Cable has a history of violent behavior toward women. "In conjunction with the league office, we will undertake a serious evaluation of this matter," the team said in a statement Monday, Nov. 2. "We wish to be clear that we do not in any way condone or accept actions such as those alleged. There have been occasions on which we have dismissed Raider employees for having engaged in inappropriate conduct." Cable acknowledged striking his first wife, Sandy Cable, with an open hand in a statement Sunday, Nov. 1. Cable said the altercation happened more than 20 years ago and was the only time he's ever touched a woman inappropriately.

TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) The Raiders have waived WR Mike Williams.

*** Friday Update *** TM Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) P Donnie Jones practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

LS Jon Dorenbos practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) P Donnie Jones partially participated in Thursday's practice.

LS Jon Dorenbos practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) P Donnie Jones partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

LS Jon Dorenbos practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) A day after a judge sentenced his two sons to prison and likened his home to a "drug emporium", HC Andy Reid insisted on Friday he will not resign. Asked whether he intended to stay on the job, a steely-eyed Reid said yes. At least one of his peers thought that may not be the best approach. "If that situation comes up in anybody's family, I would think you would have to take a hard look at taking time off, of doing something to try and salvage the thing," said Reid's longtime friend and mentor, Seattle Seahawks HC Mike Holmgren.

TM Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) LB Matt McCoy was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles Monday. He was replaced by LB Akeem Jordan on the team's 53-man active roster.

TM Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) is unlikely to play again in Week 9. Jonathan Dwyer (quadriceps) is expected to return to practice Thursday, Nov. 1, and the feeling is that Dwyer will start with Isaac Redman (ankle) serving as the third-down or short-yardage back.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed P Daniel Sepulveda (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season. In a corresponding move, the team re-signed free-agent P Jeremy Kapinos.

*** Friday Update *** TM Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) P Daniel Sepulveda partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

TM Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) The Steelers signed Jared Retkofsky to handle the long snapping duties after they placed Greg Warren on the injured reserve list. Warren tore his ACL in the team's week 8 loss to the Giants.

TM Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) The Steelers have released CB Ricardo Colclough, the team's second-round draft pick in 2004. The roster move made room for the team to resign second-year CB Anthony Madison to their active roster.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) With the loss of RB Vernon Haynes, HC Bill Cowher said he hasn't decided whether RB Najeh Davenport will fill-in for Haynes or what RB Duce Staley's role will be, or if he even has one. Staley, who opened the 2004 season at the Steelers' starter, has been inactive for all seven games.

TM Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) The Steelers signed LB Marquis Cooper and RB John Kuhn Tuesday. They took the roster spots of RB Verron Haynes and LB Arnold Harrison whom were placed on the IR.

*** Friday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) Chargers head coach Norv Turner is still not in the clear after his Week 9 win. Owner Dean Spanos had thought through what he might do if the Chargers had lost their fourth straight game, two sources said. Spanos likely would have fired Turner and replaced him with special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.

TM San Diego Chargers (SD) The Chargers are unlikely to fire head coach Norv Turner in the middle of this season despite a three-game losing streak in which they blew late leads in two of the games. There are no viable candidates on the current staff that could take over for Turner, especially since Turner is basically the offensive coordinator, too. Turner's current contract runs through the 2013 season.

*** Friday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) P Mike Scifres practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 9.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) P Mike Scifres practiced fully on Wednesday.

TM San Diego Chargers (SD) All San Diego players are on a bye this week.

TM Seattle Seahawks (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll blamed his hormones for his choice of going for it on fourth-and-two from the three-yard line with 14 seconds left in the first half of the team's Week 8 game. The Seahawks ran RB Marshawn Lynch up the middle on an inside draw, and he got the first down, but fell a foot short of the end zone. Without a timeout, the Seahawks could not stop the clock and a minor scrum ensued as Seattle tried to lineup, without success, to run another play. "We learned about what happens when a coach gets hormonal and tries to freakin' jam it down their throat for the touchdown there right at the half," Carroll said about the play. "That was a mistake. It would have been a good call if we made it. But we didn't."

TM Seattle Seahawks (SEA) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seattle Seahawks waived RB Edgerrin James Tuesday, Nov. 3.

In somewhat related news, the Associated Press reports QB Matt Hasselbeck said Monday, Nov. 2, that head coach Jim Mora told the team after their Week 8 loss that he was going to evaluate the organization from top to bottom. Hasselbeck said Mora's "very blunt" message was that if it "means firing somebody" heading into their Week 9 game, then so be it. Hasselbeck said some teammates are working harder to get better, but "there are some guys just happy to have a job".

*** Saturday Update *** TM Seattle Seahawks (SEA) Amid rumors that Seattle Seahawks assistant coach Jim Mora, the successor to HC Mike Holmgren, would be interested in taking the recently open University of Washington head coaching job, Mora stated that he is not a candidate for the college job. Mora played for UW and began his coaching career at the school.

TM Seattle Seahawks (SEA) The Seahawks expect receivers D.J. Hackett and Deion Branch back in the starting lineup this weekend. The team's passing attack survived while Hackett and Branch battled injuries. But there's no doubt the return of the team's starting receivers will help the passing attack. "I think it's going to be very important," HC Mike Holmgren said. "I think they're both good football players, and you need your best guys. It will be nice to have them back."

TM San Francisco 49ers (SF) Since the Kansas City Chiefs improved to 8-0 on Sunday, Oct. 27, with a win over the Cleveland Browns, they triggered an escalator with the San Francisco 49ers in which the Chiefs now must give the 49ers a 2014 second-round pick as part of April's trade of quarterback Alex Smith. The 49ers can deal that pick for its second-round value before Tuesday's trade deadline, if so desired.

TM San Francisco 49ers (SF) All San Francisco players are on a bye this week.

TM San Francisco 49ers (SF) HC Mike Nolan said on Monday that he intends to increase the amount of playing time that tight end Delanie Walker and running back Michael Robinson will see in the coming weeks. Nolan also said he was impressed with the recent performance of wide receiver Jason Hill. "I was pleased with what [Hill] did yesterday," Nolan said. "He did a good job in special teams, too. He did show some promise. Even when he didn't get the ball, he ran some good routes."

*** Friday Update *** TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) The Buccaneers on Friday placed QB Chris Simms on injured reserve and activated QB Luke McCown from the PUP list.

TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) The Buccaneers likely will activate QB Luke McCown this week, but he is not ready to challenge rookie QB Bruce Gradkowski for the starting job. McCown remains on the PUP list, where he began the season after surgery to repair a partially torn ACL in his right knee. He has practiced the past two weeks with the scout team, but has not run the starting offense since the spring. To activate him, the team will need to make room on the 53-man roster, possibly by placing QB Chris Simms on injured reserve. McCown expects to continue as the No. 3 quarterback behind Gradkowski and veteran backup QB Tim Rattay.

TM Tennessee Titans (TEN) Long snapper Ken Amato tore his anterior cruciate ligament during the team's Week 8 game. He will miss the remainder of the 2007 season. The team signed Jeremy Cain to replace Amato.

*** Friday Update *** TM Tennessee Titans (TEN) With Pacman Jones suspended and Bobby Wade questionable, the Titans could be without their top two punt returner options. HC Jeff Fisher indicated, "Cortland [Finnegan] can return punts. You saw him in the preseason. Brandon [Jones] can return punts. We've got more than adequate backups."

From the rumor mill: HC Jeff Fisher's name has been thrown around as a possible replacement to Joe Gibbs in Washington or Bill Parcells in Dallas if either quits after the season. But the Titans hold an option on Fisher for 2007.

*** Friday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) P Sav Rocca practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) P Sav Rocca practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) P Hunter Smith will not play in Week 9.

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports the Redskins have signed free-agent P Sam Paulescu.

TM Washington Redskins (WAS) The Redskins were without four of their principal offensive players for Monday’s practice because of injuries, QB Mark Brunell, RB Clinton Portis, WR Santana Moss and WR/PR Antwaan Randle El, and also starting MLB Lemar Marshall did not practice. HC Joe Gibbs said it is too soon to determine how many will play Sunday. Of the group, only Randle El (heel) participated in team drills, shagging punts on special teams, with Brunell (rib muscle) throwing a bit on the side. Portis (left ankle) and Moss (left hamstring) walked cautiously to the field about 20 minutes into practice and did only light individual work.



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