According to the Baltimore Sun, Owen Daniels (knee, questionable) "moved well" during the portion of Friday's practice that's open to the media.
Jadeveon Clowney (illness) is expected to miss Week 9 against the Eagles.
Updating a previous item, Clowney appears to be over his early-season knee injury. But he is dealing with an illness. Clowney's absence is an upgrade to Nick Foles' matchup. Although Clowney did not light up the stat sheet against the Titans, he created pressure and was a nuisance to the Titans' O-Line.
Eagles C Jason Kelce (groin) is listed as probable for Week 9.
It's a big plus for LeSean McCoy's run blocking in a date with the Texans.
Bengals OC Hue Jackson expressed confidence Friday that Jeremy Hill will be a capable lead back in the absence of Gio Bernard (shoulder/hip).
"I feel good that if it happened that way, that [Hill] would go in there and do the job," Jackson said. ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey expects Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead to also supply "production from the running back position" off the bench, although Hill has shown capable of being a true every-down back and is the heavy favorite for touches. Keep in mind the Jaguars have allowed just 3.44 YPC and one rushing score to opposing running backs over their last five games, and Cincinnati's struggling run-blocking unit will be without RG Kevin Zeitler (calf). Hill owners will be hanging their hats on anticipated volume and goal-line chances.
Asked Friday whether Giovani Bernard (hip, out) will be available for Week 10 against the Browns, coach Marvin Lewis replied "We'll see."
"We'll cross those bridges then," Lewis said of Bernard, whose production has dwindled while battling shoulder, rib, and hip injuries the past three weeks. "The rest will be good for him." After hosting the Jaguars on Sunday, the Bengals have a quick Week 10 turnaround as they'll host the Browns on Thursday Night Football. It's conceivable that rookie power back Jeremy Hill will end up making consecutive starts.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis expressed confidence Friday that A.J. Green (toe, questionable) will play Sunday against the Jaguars after practicing for a third consecutive day.
Green was technically "limited" in all three practices, but he's on course to start. "If everything stays the way it is, he'll play," Lewis said. The Bengals should be thankful to have gone 1-1-1 without Green in the lineup, including getting a critical division victory over the Ravens last week. With Green back and Mohamed Sanu rolling, Andy Dalton is shaping up as a decent two-quarterback-league start against a depleted Jaguars pass defense.
Cowboys playcaller Scott Linehan acknowledged Friday that "it's rare" for a quarterback to play after missing an entire week of practice.
Tony Romo (back), of course, missed the entire week of practice. We were quite surprised when Jerry Jones essentially put the onus on Romo to play, deeming his availability a matter of "pain tolerance." Romo is a 34-year-old human being who's undergone two major back surgeries within the last two years. The chances appear to be rising that Brandon Weeden will start versus Arizona. Stay tuned for updates into Sunday morning.
The Ravens are calling Owen Daniels (knee) a "game-time decision" for Week 9 against the Steelers.
Daniels had his knee scoped last Friday. He may be active for Sunday's critical division game, but it's hard to imagine him playing a full complement of snaps. Although Crockett Gillmore didn't light up the box score in last week's start, he did make several impact blocks and caught both of his targets.