Donald Brown (stinger) is practicing Wednesday.
So much for owners dusting the cobwebs off Trent Richardson in fantasy's Super Bowl week. Brown's stinger turned out to be a mere scare and it looks like he's been cleared to suit up against the Chiefs Sunday. He'll form a value-crushing committee with T-Rich while newly signed Shaun Draughn sticks to special teams.
Terrance Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday and is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Williams is limping badly enough that the media covering the Cowboys is already essentially ruling him out. It would thrust Miles Austin into an every-down role in an excellent matchup, but he's playing so poorly that we'd have a hard time getting excited. Austin has six catches for 89 yards with no touchdowns in four games since coming back from his latest hamstring pull.
Jaguars C Brad Meester announced he will retire after this season.
A second-round pick of the Jags way back in 2000, Meester has only known one franchise in his 14-year career. He started all 207 games he appeared in, never making a Pro Bowl or All-Pro team. Meester really hit the wall this season as he's graded out 30th among 36 qualifying centers in Pro Football Focus' grades. He goes down as the franchise leader in seasons played and starts.
Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.
Pettigrew rolled his ankle on Monday night and was headed for more testing. The secretive Lions are unlikely to give us a read on his status before Friday. Pettigrew is averaging just 2.9 catches per game on the year anyway.
Chris Houston (toe) returned to practice Wednesday.
Houston, the Lions' top corner, missed the Monday night loss to the Ravens. He'll likely end up limited Wednesday, but appears to have a good shot at returning against the Giants. It's not great news for Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle.
E.J. Manuel (knee) is practicing Wednesday.
Manuel sustained a little sprain during the win at Jacksonville and has had a few knee issues during his rookie year, but will be fine for Week 16. It would be a surprise if the Bills didn't show well at the Ralph against a Dolphins team primed for a letdown following consecutive wins over the Jets, Steelers and Patriots.
Jaguars placed LB Russell Allen (concussion) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Allen appeared in 14 games as the Jaguars' weak-side linebacker, posting 64 tackles, one sack and three tackles for a loss. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 16 4-3 outside linebacker among 34 qualifiers. Allen is a decent bet to be back in Jacksonville next year for the final year of his current contract at $1.975 million.
Stevie Johnson (personal) is not practicing Wednesday, as expected.
Johnson's mother passed away in northern California on Saturday. He's left the team to grieve with his family and there's no word on when he'll return.