|Wed Oct 22||23:09||Wilson (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday||Jimmy Wilson||DB||Dolphins||Free Agent|
Wilson (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.
Wilson didn't practice in full but even his limited participation is a good sign as far as his availability to play Sunday versus the Jaguars.
|Wed Oct 22||22:58||Jake Locker: Will Likely Back Up In Week 8||Jake Locker||QB||Titans||Free Agent|
Though Locker (thumb) practiced Wednesday, Zach Mettenberger is in line to start for the Titans in Sunday's game against the Texans, The Tennessean reports.
Locker seemed likely to start Sunday as long as he made it through practice this week without setback, but it appears the Titans want to give Mettenberger a chance to show what he can do. The Titans have not officially announced who will get the start Sunday, but expect them to provide further details sometime soon.
|Wed Oct 22||22:42||Wooten (back) limited participant in Wednesday's practice||Corey Wootton||DE||Bears||Free Agent|
Wooten (back) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
He missed last week's game with a sore lower back, but it looks like he could return this week to add depth to Minnesota's defensive line.
|Wed Oct 22||22:36||Rudolph (sports hernia) stretched with team and ran on side duri...||Kyle Rudolph||TE||Vikings||Free Agent|
Rudolph (sports hernia) stretched with the team and ran on the side during Wednesday's practice, Fox Sports North reports.
He didn't participate in practice, but it sounds like he's making progress. He'll likely return in Week 11 after Minnesota's bye week.
|Wed Oct 22||22:21||Cushing will sit out at least one game to rest his sore knee||Brian Cushing||LB||Texans||Free Agent|
Cushing will sit out at least one game to rest his sore knee, according to NFL.com.
Cushing has apparently been playing at less than 100 percent the last two weeks, so the Texans will give him a chance to get healthy. The Texans play two games before their Week 10 bye, so it's possible Cushing could miss at least one more game if his knee does not heal up as hoped.
|Wed Oct 22||20:32||Woodley suffered torn bicep in last Sunday's game and believed t...||LaMarr Woodley||LB||Steelers||Free Agent|
Woodley suffered a torn bicep in last Sunday's game and is believed to be out for the remainder of the regular season, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Woodley has racked up just five combined tackles through six games this season, but likely won't have a chance to improve those numbers in 2014. With Justin Tuck (knee) also looking iffy for this Sunday's contest, defensive ends C.J. Wilson and Shelby Harris would be in line for increased reps.
|Wed Oct 22||20:06||Turbin (shoulder) limited in practice Wednesday||Robert Turbin||RB||Seahawks||Free Agent|
Turbin (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, the Seahawks' official site reports.
Turbin made a surprise turn at fullback after Derrick Coleman suffered a broken foot during Sunday's pregame warmups. With more blocking than normal on his plate, Turbin's ailment can be explained, and he's in line to pick up another start as Marshawn Lynch's (non-injury) lead blocker Sunday at Carolina, if the Seahawks fail to bring in another FB this week.
|Wed Oct 22||19:56||Chancellor (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday||Kam Chancellor||S||Seahawks||Free Agent|
Chancellor (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, the Seahawks' official site reports.
Chancellor's ankle injury has lingered since initially emerging in mid-September. No matter, he's totaled 27 tackles (20 solo), two passes defended, one interception, and one forced fumble across four games in the interim. Expect him to take the field once again Sunday in Carolina, barring a setback.
|Wed Oct 22||19:51||Lynch (non-injury) didn't partake in practice Wednesday||Marshawn Lynch||RB||Seahawks||ClayCounty|
Lynch (non-injury) didn't partake in practice Wednesday, the Seahawks' official site reports.
Owners have little to worry about, as the Seahawks hold Lynch on the sideline during the first practice of each week. Although he represents one of the NFL's standout running backs, he hasn't topped 100 yards rushing since Week 1, which is a direct result of Russell Wilson's prowess as a runner. In the last three contests, Lynch's output has thus suffered, with an average of 15 carries for 62 yards per game, while totaling eight receptions (on 10 targets) for 64 yards and a touchdown catch. Expect him to make his presence felt in drills in short order.
|Wed Oct 22||19:39||Miller (ankle) remains sidelined||Zach Miller||TE||Seahawks||Free Agent|
Miller (ankle) remains sidelined, the Seahawks' official site reports.
On the plus side, Luke Willson practiced fully Wednesday, so the Seahawks' tight end depth should get a boost for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
|Wed Oct 22||19:30||Brown (hamstring) practiced Wednesday||Vincent Brown||WR||Chargers||Free Agent|
Brown (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
Brown thus has a chance to return to action as soon as Sunday against the Browns, but he has much to prove in a Raiders' uniform before re-entering the fantasy wideout discussion.
|Wed Oct 22||19:27||Tuck (knee) practiced Wednesday||Justin Tuck||DE||Giants||Free Agent|
Tuck (knee) practiced Wednesday, ibabuzz.com reports.
More on Tuck's Week 8 status in the coming days, but after missing this past Sunday's game against the Cardinals, the DE's presence on the field Wednesday bodes well for his chances of returning to the mix Sunday against the Browns.
|Wed Oct 22||19:26||McCown (thumb) limited in Wednesday's practice||Josh McCown||QB||Bears||Free Agent|
McCown (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of FOX Sports 1 reports.
According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, McCown, starter Mike Glennon, and third-stringer Mike Kafka rotated through passing drills. However, there's little doubt that upon receiving clearance to suit up, McCown will don a headset due to Glennon's steady, yet unspectacular play.
|Wed Oct 22||19:24||Reece (quadriceps) practiced Wednesday||Marcel Reece||RB||Raiders||Free Agent|
Reece (quadriceps) practiced Wednesday, ibabuzz.com reports.
Reece was held out of action this past week as a precautionary measure, but his presence at practice Wednesday bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Browns.
|Wed Oct 22||19:12||Johnson (ankle) limited at practice Wednesday||Andre Johnson||WR||Texans||The Squirts|
Johnson (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Texans' official site reports.
More on Johnson's status in the coming days, but we suspect that the wideout's limitations Wednesday are maintenance-related, rather than indicative of any injury setbacks.
|Wed Oct 22||18:59||Berry (ankle) limited at practice Wednesday||Eric Berry||DB||Chiefs||Free Agent|
Berry (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Per the Kansas City Star, Berry worked with the scout team Wednesday and is slated to be re-evaluated by the team in advance of Thursday's session.
|Wed Oct 22||18:59||Britt (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday||Kenny Britt||WR||Titans||Free Agent|
Britt (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Britt was held in check by the Seahawks' stellar secondary during Sunday's victory, but the ankle was likely still a bother. Meanwhile, over his last four games, he's averaged a modest line -- 3.3 receptions (on 5.5 targets) for 45 yards per outing -- with one touchdown to show for his effort. If he remains healthy enough to play Sunday at Kansas City, deep league owners may want to consider his services.
|Wed Oct 22||18:52||Hemingway (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday||Junior Hemingway||WR||Chiefs||Free Agent|
Hemingway (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Per the Chiefs' official site, Hemingway is doing better than expected at this stage, but for now, the wideout's strained hamstring clouds his Week 8 status.
|Wed Oct 22||18:48||Avery (groin) listed as out for Sunday's game against Rams||Donnie Avery||WR||Colts||Free Agent|
Avery (groin) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Rams, the Chiefs' official site reports.
That Avery is already ruled out at this stage of the week suggests that he is closer to week-to-week than day-to-day at this stage.
|Wed Oct 22||18:46||Charles (head) not listed on Chiefs' Wednesday practice particip...||Jamaal Charles||RB||Chiefs||Free Agent|
Charles (head) is not listed on the Chiefs' Wednesday practice participation/injury report, the team's official site reports.
Though Charles absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit in the second quarter of this past Sunday's game against the Chargers, he finished the contest, and the fact that he is not listed on the Chiefs' injury report Wednesday indicates that his Week 8 playing status is secure.