Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) said he be surprised if he doesn't play in Sunday's game against the Titans.
Clowney hasn't played since tearing his meniscus in Week 1. He says he plans to "push through" the soreness that's still in his knee. If the training staff lets him do so, it's obviously a concern for Zach Mettenberger's first NFL start.
Tony Romo (rest) is not practicing Thursday.
Since the Cowboys play on Monday night this week, this is their Wednesday. Romo will be a fine QB1 against a Redskins secondary that has no prayer of containing Dez Bryant. Romo is averaging 278.7 passing yards and 2.5 touchdowns per day over his last four games.
Reggie Wayne (elbow) is not practicing again Thursday.
Wayne was on the sideline in sweats watching his teammates practice. His injury is not serious by any means, but the Colts could play it safe and hold him out of Sunday's game anyway. Wayne's legs certainly looked like they could use a day off as he dead-legged his way to 4-15-0 against the Bengals last week. Griff Whalen, Hakeem Nicks and Donte Moncrief would likely all chop up Wayne's 8.8 targets per game if the veteran sits.
Theo Riddick (hamstring) participated fully in Thursday's practice.
With Reggie Bush (ankle) looking very questionable, Riddick can expect anywhere from 6-10 touches against the Falcons Sunday.
Julio Jones (ankle) was upgraded to full participation in Thursday's practice.
Jones left foot (not the twice surgically-repaired one) has been bothering him a bit over the last couple weeks, leading to limited practices. It's not a real concern. He's an obvious must-start despite a tough matchup against the Lions' No. 7 pass defense.
Coach Jay Gruden would "guarantee...most likely" that Robert Griffin III (ankle) returns for the Week 11 game against the Bucs.
There's still a chance Griffin returns for Week 9 at Minnesota, but holding him out through the Week 10 bye is firmly on Gruden's radar. "You've got a good bye week, you've got a couple weeks to make sure it's ready. ... You know, it's a very difficult position to play, and just because he's healthy, he hasn't taken a meaningful rep in about six weeks," Gruden said. All we know right now is that Colt McCoy will almost certainly start in Dallas on Monday night, making the Cowboys an excellent D/ST streamer.
Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is not practicing Thursday.
Just like Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joe Fauria (ankle), Pettigrew is not expected to play against the Falcons Sunday.
Eric Ebron (hamstring) is not practicing Thursday.
Joe Fauria (ankle) and Brandon Pettigrew (foot) also remain sidelined. The Lions are going to have to use Kellen Davis and Jordan Thompson in Sunday's game against the Falcons.