Rams’ RB Darrell Henderson, who is questionable for Sunday due to a rib injury, is not expected to play today vs. the Buccaneers, per source.
Here is what one source said about Cardinals’ WR DeAndre Hopkins, who is questionable for Sunday due to a rib injury: “Pretty confident he will play, but not 100 (percent he will).”
As the week progressed, there was a less confident tone that Vikings RB Dalvin Cook would play Sunday vs. Seattle due to his sprained ankle, per source. Cook didn’t practice all week, it’s early in season, and going into pre-game warmups it was considered “unlikely” he plays.
Chiefs’ DE Frank Clark, listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the Chargers, will not play; Kansas City is optimistic that DE Chris Jones, who is listed questionable with a wrist injury, will play, per sources.
Bengals’ WR Tee Higgins, listed as doubtful for Sunday vs. the Steelers due to a shoulder injury, is not expected to play, per source.
Players expected to play Sunday include Ben Roethlisberger, Derek Carr, Odell Beckham Jr., Marshon Lattimore, Noah Fant, Tim Patrick and Trey Sermon.
Players out Sunday include Andy Dalton, Tua Tagovailoa, T.J. Watt, Diontae Johnson, Russell Gage, Jamie Collins, Ronnie Stanley, Justin Houston, Justin Madubuike, Brandon Williams, Anthony Barr, Rashaad Penny, Tevin Coleman, Antonio Brown, Jason Pierre-Paul, JaMycal Hasty.
Bucs’ WR Antonio Brown did not make the trip to Los Angeles and is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Rams, per source.
49ers promoted RB Kerryon Johnson from their practice squad to their active roster for Sunday night’s game vs. the Packers.
Dolphins officially placed QB Tua Tagovailoa on injured reserve, meaning he’s out for at least three games, and promoted QB Reid Sinnett to the active roster.
Vikings have signed RB Ameer Abdullah to the active roster, waived T Blake Brandel and elevated G Dakota Dozier and CB Parry Nickerson to the active roster from the practice squad.
Packers’ G Elgton Jenkins (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Sunday night’s game against San Francisco.
Eagles’ LT Jordan Mailata is out Monday night vs. Dallas and LT Andre Dillard will start in his place.
NFL informed suspended former All-Pro WR Josh Gordon that it is reinstating him, sources tell ESPN. Gordon is expected to be eligible to play as early as Week 4.
With Christian McCaffrey sidelined with a strained hamstring, the Panthers are working out running back Duke Johnson today, per source.
Colts say QB Carson Wentz’s status will be decided pregame.
Vikings listing RB Dalvin Cook as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Seahawks.
🚨 Odell Beckham, Jr. will play Sunday vs the Bears, barring any final setbacks, per sources. Beckham, who hasn’t played since suffering a torn ACL on Oct. 25, has worked diligently to return and re-assert himself among the league’s top receivers. He’s a Comeback POY candidate.
Ravens had eight players absent from Friday’s practice:
OLB Jaylon Ferguson
OLB Justin Houston
OLB Pernell McPhee
ILB Chris Board
DT Justin Madubuike
OT Ronnie Stanley (ankle)
NT Brandon Williams (neck)
DE Derek Wolfe (hip/back)
Lamar Jackson returned to practice Friday after missing yesterday with an illness
Colts’ QB Carson Wentz practicing today.
Bills’ WR Emmanuel Sanders named the Week 3 NFLPA Community MVP after he relaunched his charitable foundation in Buffalo at the Harriet Ross Tubman School and personally donated $20,000 to his foundation’s cause of supporting children from financially disadvantaged families.
NFL’s updated playoff format:
Panthers’ first-round pick, CB Jaycee Horn, carted to the locker room.
Panthers officially have ruled out RB Christian McCaffrey for remainder of tonight due to a hamstring injury.
Christian McCaffrey has a hamstring injury, per FOX.
Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson missed practice today with an illness, per the team’s injury report.
Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson wasn’t at practice today. Jackson said yesterday that his hip was sore from his TD flip.
Nick Gates is still down in a hospital in Virginia. Has some more procedures in his future. Joe Judge couldn’t completely rule out it being a career-ending injury, but seemed hopeful that wasn’t going to be the case.
Tried to interview Bucs’ WR Mike Evans this week but got rejected because he had other commitments…
Bucs' WR Antonio Brown, who was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list today, tested positive, per league sources. A player that tests positive that is vaccinated can return after two negative tests 24 hours apart, but it will be tough for Brown to play Sunday vs. Rams.
Lions’ LB Jamie Collins, who was held out of practice today, has been the subject of trade discussions between Detroit and other teams, per sources. But Lions have fielded calls and are exploring a trade involving Collins.
Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell says coach Sean McVay was not at the walk thru today. Per a team official, McVay is feeling under the weather but has tested negative for COVID.
After signing with the Jets Sept. 14 and taking seven snaps on special teams against the Patriots, LB B.J. Goodson has retired.
There’s a red flag for NFL officiating: through 17 weeks in 2020, there was never a weekend when 200 penalties were assessed. The high was 198 penalties in Week 2. This season, officials assessed 214 penalties in Week 1 and 221 more in Week 2. This trend needs to be reversed.
Injury report for Thursday night’s Panthers-Texans game:
Broncos placed outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, who is having ankle surgery, on injured reserve.