NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Colts "plan" for Andrew Luck (shoulder) to play Thursday night.
Rapoport confirmed the shoulder is not viewed as a long-term injury. Coach Chuck Pagano said Luck was "trending in the right direction" last week, but he "didn't have the arm strength" necessary on Sunday morning. The Colts may be planning for Luck to play now, but this injury appears to be a day-to-day situation. Luck's status will be updated throughout the week.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Giants TE Daniel Fells underwent foot surgery and is likely headed for injured reserve.
Coach Tom Coughlin expressed optimism Fells would be able to play against the Bills early last week, but he was ruled out on Saturday. It is possible he suffered a setback which required surgery. Larry Donnell played 69-of-74 snaps with Fells sidelined. The Giants will need to bring in another tight end.
Saints RB C.J. Spiller played 21-of-73 offensive snaps Sunday night against the Cowboys.
It was his largest share of snaps this season, and Spiller has now seen his snap count increase in each of the first three weeks he has been active. After sealing the game with an 80-yard touchdown reception in overtime, he should see even more opportunities next week against the Eagles. Spiller's usage is still too erratic to trust in the starting lineup, but he is moving in the right direction.
Jets DL Sheldon Richardson's pre-trial hearing for traffic violations stemming from an alleged "high-speed road race" is scheduled for Monday.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the hearing will likely be continued for "about a month." Richardson is eligible to return from a four-game ban for a substance abuse violation this week. This incident will likely land Richardson another suspension, but it is unlikely to be handed down until after the matter is resolved. Richardson is expected to be in the lineup when the Jets return from their bye Week 6.
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said he is "going to play both" of his running backs.
Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson both saw 11 carries Week 4 against the Vikings. Hillman's stat line was buoyed by a 72-yard touchdown, but he managed just 31 yards on his other 10 carries. Anderson gained 43 on his 11. Neither player has been effective enough on a carry-to-carry basis, but Hillman at least offers big-play potential. Hillman could become the 1A in this committee as early as next week against Oakland.
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Brian Hoyer replaced Ryan Mallett at quarterback Week 4 because the team was making "some substitutions."
The Texans were down 42-0 when Hoyer entered the game. Hoyer quickly engineered three touchdown drives to make the score look more respectable, much like Ryan Mallett did to win the starting job Week 1. With the Texans playing on Thursday night, it would not be surprising if O'Brien decides to stick with Mallett for another week, but the reality is it does not matter. Neither quarterback is the long-term answer.
Jeremy Hill played 30-of-54 offensive snaps Week 4 against the Chiefs.
Giovani Bernard played 23, though he out-touched Hill 13-to-9. It was the first time Hill saw more playing time than Bernard since Week 1. A large reason for that was undoubtedly game flow, but it also appears Hill has earned back the coaching staff's trust after fumbling twice and being benched Week 2. As long as the Bengals keep winning and Hill keeps hold of the football, he should have a big enough offensive role to stay in the RB2 mix.
Eagles C Jason Kelce called the team's offensive line play a "disgrace."
"Bottom line is our defense plays good enough, our offense struggles to move the ball when we don't do our job," Kelce said. "And right now we don't run the ball when we need to, we don't pass block when we need to, and it's a disgrace right now." Sam Bradford got the offense going in the second half of the Week 4 loss the Redskins, but the Eagles struggled to run the ball after taking a 20-16 lead early in the fourth quarter and could not protect Bradford on a failed comeback drive. With LT Jason Peters (quad) and RT Lane Johnson (knee) now banged up, it is unlikely to offensive line play improves anytime in the near future.