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|10/18/2017||Brian Orakpo, Ten, LB|
|Orakpo was held out of Wednesday's practice, but it was more to give the veteran pass rusher a rest and was not injury related.
Analysis: Orakpo has just one sack in six games thus far after leading the team in 10.5 a year ago.
|10/18/2017||Paul Perkins, NYG, RB|
|Perkins (ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: With Orleans Darkwa and Wayne Gallman having stepped up in the running game, it would be surprising if Perkins returns Sunday, even if he's healthy enough to do so.
|10/18/2017||Jake Butt, Den, TE|
|Butt took snaps with the starters Wednesday for the first time since being drafted in April while recovering from knee surgery.
Analysis: The star at Michigan slipped from a projected first-round draft pick to the fifth round after tearing his right ACL in the Orange Bowl. Butt is eligible to be activated anytime over the next three weeks, although coach Vance Joseph said it's unlikely he'll play Sunday when the Broncos visit the Chargers.
|10/18/2017||Melvin Gordon, LAC, RB|
|Gordon was limited in Wednesday's practice with a hurt shoulder, but all signs point to him suiting up in Week 7.
Analysis: Gordon has been a beast of the last two weeks, totaling 188 yards on the ground, 125 receiving yards and four touchdowns. This Sunday, the Chargers host a Broncos team which is second in the NFL against the run, yielding just 70.2 rushing yards per game.
|10/18/2017||Mike Wallace, Bal, WR|
|Wallace was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a back injury.
Analysis: Wallace, who had one catch in each of the first three games, had three receptions last week, failing to take advantage of Jeremy Maclin's absence.
|10/18/2017||Rex Burkhead, NE, RB|
|Burkhead was limited in Wednesday's practice with a rib injury.
Analysis: Burkhead, who has missed the last four games, was New England's starting running back for the seasons for two contests, but only managed five carries and four receptions.
|10/18/2017||Chris Hogan, NE, WR|
|Hogan was limited in Wednesday's practice with a rib injury, which could help explain his weak showing against the Jets last week.
Analysis: Hogan caught just one pass in Week 6 after having 32 targets and five TDs over his previous four games.
|10/18/2017||Marcus Mariota, Ten, QB|
|Mariota was a full participant at Wednesday's practice and is on track to play Sunday against the Browns.
Analysis: Mariota didn't move around much after missing a game with a strained left hamstring, but still managed to throw for a season-high 306 yards Monday against the Colts.
|10/18/2017||Andrew Luck, Ind, QB|
|Luck is being shut down due to soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder.
Analysis: Luck, who has yet to take a snap this season and only recently returned to practice, is without a timetable for his return. Colts general manager Chris Ballard emphasized that Luck was not being shut down for the season and there are no plans to place him on season-ending injured reserve. He said he doesn't expect his franchise quarterback to be out of practice long.
|10/18/2017||NaVorro Bowman, Oak, LB|
|Bowman will make his debut with the Raiders on Thursday against the Chiefs.
Analysis: Bowman was released after seven-plus seasons with the 49ers on Friday and made the short move across the Bay, signing a $3 million, one-year contract with Oakland on Monday. Once one of the top insider linebackers in the league, Bowman brings a veteran presence to Oakland's young linebacker group that started rookie Marquel Lee and second-year player Corey James for most of the year.
|10/18/2017||Kelvin Benjamin, Car, WR|
|Benjamin is not practicing Wednesday with a knee issue and his status for Sunday's game in Chicago is uncertain.
Analysis: After a slow start to the season, Carolina's No. 1 receiver has hauled in 17 receptions for 261 yards and a touchdown over his past three games.
|10/18/2017||Demaryius Thomas, Den, WR|
|Thomas is sitting out Wednesday's practice due to an injured leg but is still likely to play Sunday against the Chargers.
Analysis: Thomas is coming off his best performance with 10 receptions for 133 yards, but is still seeking his first touchdown on the season.
|10/18/2017||Stefon Diggs, Min, WR|
|Diggs didn't practice Wednesday because of a groin injury after sitting out last week's win over Green Bay putting his status for a Week 7 matchup with Baltimore in doubt.
Analysis: Diggs had totaled 13 catches for 271 yards in his two previous games before catching just one pass against the Bears.
|10/18/2017||Albert Wilson, KC, WR|
|Wilson is questionable for Thursday's game in Oakland because of a knee injury.
Analysis: Wilson sat out this past Sunday after starting Kansas City's previous two games. Even as a starter he still wasn't getting a lot of balls thrown his way with just seven targets in Weeks 4 and 5.
|10/18/2017||Charcandrick West, KC, RB|
|West has officially been ruled out for Thursday's game in Oakland with a concussion.|
|10/18/2017||DeVante Parker, Mia, WR|
|Parker is being considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets after missing last week's game in Atlanta with an ankle injury.
Analysis: Parker was targeted 27 times in Miami's first three games before leaving after just three snaps in Week 5 against the Titans.
|10/18/2017||Nick Rose, Was, K|
|The Redskins have signed Rose to replace injured kicker Dustin Hopkins.
Analysis: Rose's NFL debut will come Monday night in Washington's game at the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Texas, finishing his career there in 2015. He made 27 of 38 field goals and 71 of 74 extra points for the Longhorns. Rose has been with the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers but did not make a regular-season roster with either club.
|10/18/2017||DeShone Kizer, Cle, QB|
|Kizer will be back starting for the Browns on Sunday against Tennessee.
Analysis: One bad game by Kevin Hogan was enough for Hue Jackson to give the starting job back to Kizer, who hasn't exactly been putting up fantasy-relevant numbers.
|10/18/2017||Patrick Peterson, Ari, CB|
|Peterson (quad) is expected to play Sunday against the Rams.
Analysis: One of the top coverage corners, Peterson has three pass defensed.
|10/17/2017||Jason Myers, Jax, K|
|The Jacksonville Jaguars have parted ways with Myers, waiving him two days after he hooked two 54-yard field goals in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Analysis: Myers missed 12 extra points and 15 field goals in 38 career games. He was 0 for 3 from beyond 50 yards this season.
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