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|10/26/2016||Matt Jones, Was, RB|
|Jones was held out of practice Wednesday with a knee injury, putting his availability for Sunday's game against the Bengals up in the air.
Analysis: Coach Jay Gruden says Jones reported soreness while moving laterally and pain when cutting. If Jones is unable to play, Gruden considers undrafted rookie Robert Kelley his best option to start with Chris Thompson continuing his role as the third-down back.
|10/26/2016||LeSean McCoy, Buf, RB|
|McCoy spent practice working out on his own to test a nagging left hamstring injury, leaving his playing status uncertain against New England on Sunday
Analysis: Coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday that McCoy is receiving treatment and his progress will be monitored through the week. McCoy was hurt in practice a week ago, but played into the third quarter before being pulled from a 28-25 loss at Miami on Sunday.
|10/26/2016||Phillip Gaines, KC, CB|
|Gaines returned to practice Wednesday and appears on track to return for Sunday's game at Indianapolis.
Analysis: Gaines, Kansas City's primary nickel back, has missed the past two games with a knee injury. His expected return should help out a secondary about to face a tough matchup against Andrew Luck.
|10/26/2016||D.J. White, KC, CB|
|White will miss Sunday's game at Indianapolis after undergoing surgery for a fractured hand.
Analysis: The rookie sustained the injury during last week's win over New Orleans and could be out several weeks. White had been working as the Chiefs' nickel back with Phillip Gaines sidelined the last two games by a knee injury.
|10/26/2016||Tony Romo, Dal, QB|
|Romo participated in throwing drills at Wednesday's practice for the first time since injuring his back during the preseason.
Analysis: It's a positive step in the oft-injured Romo's recovery from a broken bone in his back, though his return still remains a ways off. With the Cowboys having won five straight with rookie Dak Prescott under center, there's no rush to get the 36-year-old back.
|10/26/2016||Julius Thomas, Jax, TE|
|Thomas is listed as questionable for Thursday.
Analysis: Thomas did not practice Tuesday due to an ankle injury that has been lingering over the last few weeks. He was upgraded to a limited workout participant on Wednesday. Thomas has 16 catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns in five games.
|10/26/2016||Jared Odrick, Jax, DT|
|Odrick is listed as questionable for Thursday's tilt with Tennessee because of a quad injury.
Analysis: Odrick played last week after being questionable with a hip injury but he was listed on Wednesday's injury report with a quad issue. He did not practice Tuesday and Wednesday. In four games this season, Ordrick has eight tackles and one sack.
|10/25/2016||Cody Latimer, Den, WR|
|Latimer passed concussion protocol Monday but was a healthy scratch and should be back this week.
Analysis: Latimer has three catches for 22 yards on the season.
|10/25/2016||Brandon Marshall, Den, LB|
|Marshall is day to day with a strained left hamstring for the Broncos.
Analysis: Marshall could be replaced by Corey Nelson when the Broncos face San Diego on Sunday on a short week for the second time in 18 days.
|10/25/2016||Bacarri Rambo, Buf, S|
|Rambo has signed with the Dolphins to reinforce depth in the secondary following safety Reshad Jones' season-ending shoulder injury.
Analysis: Rambo is entering his fourth NFL season. He started eight games last season for the Bills, and has 11 starts.
|10/25/2016||A.J. Derby, Den, TE|
|The Broncos acquired Derby from the Patriots on Tuesday in exchange for a 2017 fifth-round pick.
Analysis: Playing behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett, Derby played just 36 snaps in four games with New England this season while not making a catch. But his preseason production - 15 receptions for 189 yards and a TD - is roughly what the Broncos' tight ends have managed this season. Virgil Green, John Phillips and Jeff Heuerman have a combined 17 catches for 183 yards and a touchdown. Broncos GM John Elway called Derby "a young tight end who can help us immediately."
|10/25/2016||Stevan Ridley, Atl, RB|
|The Falcons added insurance for injured running back Tevin Coleman on Tuesday by signing Ridley.
Analysis: Ridley has 2,907 yards rushing and 22 TDs on the ground in five seasons with the Patriots and Jets.
|10/25/2016||Matt Elam, Bal, S|
|The Ravens have designated Elam as the team's player to return from injured reserve.
Analysis: The 2013 first-round pick will be first eligible to play in Baltimore's Thursday night home game against Cleveland on Nov. 10. Elam missed all of last season with a biceps injury and began this season on IR recovering from knee surgery.
|10/25/2016||Phillip Dorsett, Ind, WR|
|Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Dorsett (hamstring) could be on the field for Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: The 2015 first-round pick sat out Sunday's win at Indianapolis with the injury but has a chance to make it back for this week's matchup with Kansas City. Dorsett is averaging 19.5 yards on 13 catches through six games this season.
|10/24/2016||Trent Williams, Was, T|
|Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday that an MRI taken on Williams' left knee revealed no structural damage.
Analysis: The four-time Pro Bowl left tackle should be considered questionable to play when the Redskins face Cincinnati in London this Sunday, but appears to have avoided a serious injury. Williams has missed only three games over the last five seasons.
|10/24/2016||Jaron Brown, Ari, WR|
|Brown's season is over after the wide receiver tore his ACL in Sunday's tie with Seattle.
Analysis: Brown is down the depth chart on an Arizona team that's well-stocked at wide receiver, but he's a key contributor on special teams. The four-year veteran finishes the year with 11 catches, 187 yards and one touchdown in seven games.
|10/24/2016||Perrish Cox, Ten, CB|
|Cox is in the concussion protocol and likely will not be cleared to play Thursday night when the Titans (3-4) host the Jaguars (2-4).
Analysis: Either Valentino Blake or Brice McCain could start in place of Cox.
|10/24/2016||Quinton Spain, Ten, G|
|Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey says Spain has a bruised bone in his right knee and will miss up to four weeks.
Analysis: Mularkey said Monday the injury is serious but not as significant as the Titans had feared. Spain was carted off the field in the second quarter of a 34-26 loss to Indianapolis.
|10/24/2016||Larry Fitzgerald, Ari, WR|
|Fitzgerald set season highs with nine catches on 14 targets for 70 yards in Sunday night's 6-6 tie against Seattle. He extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one catch to 186 games, which ties Hines Ward for the fourth-longest streak in NFL history.
Analysis: Fitzgerald's first catch moved him ahead of Henry Ellard (13,777 career receiving yards) for 13th place on the NFL's all-time receiving yards list. Fitzgerald continues to be a consistent producer, but is still seeking his first 100-yard game of 2016.
|10/24/2016||David Johnson, Ari, RB|
|Johnson continued to build his case as an elite back, rushing for 113 yards on 33 carries in Sunday's 6-6 tie against Seattle. He also added career highs with eight catches for 58 yards.
Analysis: Johnson has gone over 100 yards rushing in three consecutive games, totaling 381 on 82 attempts for a 4.6 average. He also has 14 catches for 113 yards in that span.
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