Charles Johnson (ribs) hopes to return after the Vikings' bye week.
The Vikings are off this week but return October 18 to play Kansas City. Johnson missed his fourth practice in a row on Tuesday. If Johnson isn't ready by Week 6, expect Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen to play a bigger role in the Vikings' passing attack.
Andrew Luck (shoulder) was not seen at the portion of practice open to the media on Tuesday.
Neither was Matt Hasselbeck. It's suspected the two were warming up indoors. Luck expects to play Thursday against the Texans but it would be nice to see him get through a full practice first. Hasselbeck performed admirably in Luck's absence last week, but that was against a subpar Jacksonville squad.
Rams re-signed OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar.
The Rams needed linebacker depth with Alec Ogletree (broken leg) done for the year. Dunbar received PFF's fourth worst 4-3 outside linebacker grade out of 40 qualifiers last season.
Eagles CB Byron Maxwell (bruised quad) claims he "can't really run, and slowing down is hard."
Maxwell still expects to play this week but we're not as convinced. It doesn't sound like he's close to running at full speed, which is kind of a big problem when you're tasked with defending the other team's best receiver. If Maxwell can't play against the Saints this week, Eric Rowe would start in his place.
Vontae Davis (foot) was absent from Tuesday's practice.
With the Colts playing the Texans on Thursday, Davis is in a race against the clock. If Darius Butler has to start in his place, DeAndre Hopkins could be in for a monster game.
Bills placed TE MarQueis Gray (arm) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Gray broke his arm in Sunday's loss to the Giants. His absence will open up snaps for backups Matthew Mulligan and Chris Gragg.
Bills signed RB Dan Herron.
Herron was let go by the Colts just before the start of the season. He'll give the Bills some depth at running back while LeSean McCoy recovers from a hamstring injury. Last week's starter, Karlos Williams, is in the league's concussion protocol. Buffalo cleared a roster spot by placing TE MarQueis Gray on injured reserve.
According to Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo, the Lions are hoping to get TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) back Sunday against the Cardinals.
Now that Eric Ebron is dealing with a knee injury, Tim Wright is Detroit's only healthy tight end. Pettigrew tweaked his hamstring in Week 1 and hasn't been on the field since. He was targeted once in the Lions' season opener.