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|9/28/2016||C.J. Spiller, NO, RB|
|The Seahawks are expected to sign Spiller with the team running out of depth at running back.
Analysis: The team said Wednesday that Spiller's signing likely would not be finalized until Thursday. Seattle coach Pete Carroll later confirmed the intent to sign Spiller in a conference call with New York media. Seattle still has to release someone from its 53-man roster to clear a spot for Spiller. Spiller was released by New Orleans on Sept. 13 after being inactive in Week 1. Spiller rushed for only 112 yards in very limited opportunities with the Saints last season.
|9/28/2016||Jarvis Landry, Mia, WR|
|Landry is listed as questionable with a shoulder issue but should play Thursday.
Analysis: Landry has 24 catches for 314 yards and has been the lone bright spot for Miami's offense thus far.
|9/28/2016||DeVante Parker, Mia, WR|
|Parker practiced fully this week but is listed as questionable against the Bengals on Thursday night.
Analysis: It sounds like the Dolphins expect him to play. After missing the Dolphins' season opener, Parker has combined for 11 catches on 20 targets for 157 yards and a TD over the team's last two outings.
|9/28/2016||Eric Decker, NYJ, WR|
|Decker aggravated a shoulder injury last Sunday, and his availability for the game against the Seattle Seahawks is uncertain.
Analysis: Coach Todd Bowles says Wednesday that Decker, who was dealing with the injury last week while preparing for Kansas City, was "probably" going to have an MRI. Bowles adds that the wide receiver didn't make the Jets' training staff aware of his latest shoulder issue until Tuesday. Decker didn't practice Wednesday and wasn't in the locker room during media availability.
|9/28/2016||Russell Wilson, Sea, QB|
|Wilson will practice Wednesday and all indications are he will be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets.
Analysis: Coach Pete Carroll said he needs to see how Wilson recovers from practice but as of now he's expecting his quarterback to be able to play. Wilson sprained the MCL in his left knee while being pulled down awkwardly by San Francisco's Eli Harold in the third quarter of Seattle's 37-18 win Sunday. Carroll said Wilson is "pretty determined" to play against the Jets, even with Seattle having its bye in Week 5 and the chance of getting the quarterback two weeks of rest.
|9/28/2016||Dre Kirkpatrick, Cin, CB|
|Kirkpatrick is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Dolphins.
Analysis: Kirkpatrick has a hamstring injury and likely will be replaced in the starting lineup by Darqueze Dennard.
|9/28/2016||Tevin Coleman, Atl, RB|
|Coleman was limited at practice on Wednesday due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: Coleman was limping at one point during Sunday night's win, but was obviously fine overall. We believe he'll be out there against the Panthers.
|9/28/2016||Jay Cutler, Chi, QB|
|Cutler returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday after missing a game because of a sprained right thumb. Cutler was injured against Philadelphia on Sept. 19 and sat out last week's 31-17 loss at Dallas.
Analysis: Veteran Brian Hoyer went 30 of 49 for 317 yards filling in against the Cowboys and would likely start again if Cutler is not available against Detroit this week.
|9/28/2016||Josh Doctson, Was, WR|
|After he was inactive last weekend, Doctson is taking it easy again this week in practice due to an Achilles injury.
Analysis: Coach Jay Gruden said he was concerned about the injury and that Doctson is week-to-week.
|9/28/2016||Antonio Gates, SD, TE|
|Gates did not practice Wednesday after missing Sunday's game with a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Hunter Henry seems likely to make another start for the Chargers.
|9/28/2016||DeSean Jackson, Was, WR|
|Jackson is not practicing Wednesday due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: Jackson played through the injury last week and looked pretty good, so we're counting on him playing Sunday against the Browns.
|9/28/2016||Jamaal Charles, KC, RB|
|Charles could make his season debut Sunday night at Pittsburgh, though coach Andy Reid acknowledged that it would depend on how he practices this week.
Analysis: Charles has not played since tearing the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 last season. The Chiefs have the week off following the Steelers game, so holding the four-time Pro Bowl running back out would essentially give him two more weeks. But conversely, getting him onto the field for a taste of action would also mean extra time to recover afterward.
|9/28/2016||Jonathan Stewart, Car, RB|
|As expected, Stewart did not practice on Wednesday.
Analysis: Stewart is likely to miss his second straight contest with a hamstring injury.
|9/28/2016||Sammy Watkins, Buf, WR|
|Watkins did not practice on Wednesday.
Analysis: Watkins has been hampered by foot soreness in recent weeks. He underwent foot surgery this offseason.
|9/28/2016||Dez Bryant, Dal, WR|
|Bryant has a slight hairline fracture in a bone in his right knee, though Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says the receiver might not miss a game.
Analysis: Bryant didn't practice Wednesday, three days after getting hurt in a win over Chicago, and the same day the team got back MRI results. Garrett said he has been told that some players never miss time with that kind of injury and called it a "day-by-day, week-by-week situation."
|9/28/2016||J.J. Watt, Hou, DE|
|The Texans have placed Watt on injured reserve.
Analysis: The move came Wednesday, one day after a person familiar with Watt's condition told The Associated Press he had re-injured his back and that the Texans expect him to be sidelined until at least December - and possibly the entire season. Watt, who has won Defensive Player of the Year for the past two seasons, missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games after surgery in July to repair a herniated disk in his back. He started all three regular-season games.
|9/27/2016||Trent Cole, Ind, LB|
|The Colts put outside Cole on injured reserve Tuesday.
Analysis: Cole is in the final year of a two-year deal he signed last season and had been dealing with an injured back, though he was credited with one tackle in Sunday's 26-22 victory over San Diego. He has 88 1/2 career sacks in 12 NFL seasons.
|9/27/2016||Jay Cutler, Chi, QB|
|Cutler missed Week 3 at Dallas with a sprained thumb, but the Chicago Bears are not holding the starting quarterback job for him during what is expected to be a 2-3 week recovery.
Analysis: A thumb injury was a factor in multiple turnovers Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Cutler said, because it impacted his grip. He has five turnovers, or one for every 5.6 completions (28) this season.
|9/27/2016||Dez Bryant, Dal, WR|
|Bryant won't practice Wednesday after injuring his right knee in last week's win over Chicago. Bryant injured the knee on his first catch early in the game but came back in the first quarter. He caught his first touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter of the 31-17 win.
Analysis: Coach Jason Garrett said the team didn't have results of an MRI, and Bryant tweeted, "We'll find out today," to a fan who asked about his status.
|9/27/2016||Mohamed Sanu, Atl, WR|
|Sanu exited Monday's game at New Orleans late in the first half with a shoulder injury and did not return.
Analysis: Sanu, Atlanta's No. 2 receiver, had three catches for 31 yards before departing and has recorded 11 receptions with one touchdown through the first three weeks. Expect the Falcons to further update his status in the coming days.
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