Bengals promoted CB Chris Lewis-Harris from the practice squad.
S Tony Dye was waived in a corresponding roster move. It confirms that Terence Newman (MCL) will be sidelined for Week 15.
John Carlson (concussion) remained out of Vikings practice Thursday.
Carlson appears unlikely to gain clearance for Sunday's game against the Eagles. We should get final word on Friday. Rhett Ellison and Chase Ford will split tight-end duties if Carlson sits.
Toby Gerhart (hamstring) remained out of Vikings practice Thursday.
That was the plan all along. Gerhart will test his injury on Friday. The same is true of Adrian Peterson (foot). Gerhart is considered more likely than AD to suit up against the Eagles, but he's far from a slam dunk. The Vikings will be left with third-year undrafted free agent Matt Asiata at running back if neither Gerhart nor Peterson can go.
Adrian Peterson (foot) remained out of practice Thursday.
As did Toby Gerhart (hamstring). Both players will test their injuries on Friday. Speaking Wednesday, coach Leslie Frazier said he was "a little more optimistic" on Gerhart's status than Peterson's. It's unlikely that Peterson suits up against the Eagles, but we should get a definitive answer on Friday.
Colts WR LaVon Brazill (foot) expects to be active for Sunday's game against the Texans.
"I should be out there Sunday," Brazill said. Brazill missed his second straight practice Thursday, while his foot is in a boot, but the injury is apparently just a "bruise." It must be some bruise, but if Brazill's ailment is truly only a contusion, he should return to practice on Friday and lace 'em up against Houston. Brazill is a poor standalone fantasy option, but his status is important because he'll help draw defensive attention away from T.Y. Hilton and Da'Rick Rogers if he's active.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy "feels good" about Eddie Lacy's Week 15 status, even though he missed Thursday's practice.
In particular, McCarthy feels good about the "feedback from the medical staff." Per the coach, Lacy will be re-evaluated Friday morning, and then the team will "set the plan for practice." It's not a slam dunk, but it certainly sounds like Lacy is going to be active against the Cowboys. His status will be updated no later than Friday afternoon.
Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) remained limited in Thursday's practice, but "did a little more" than he did on Wednesday, and will be re-evaluated on Friday.
According to coach Mike McCarthy, Rodgers feels better than he did last week, where he experienced pain in his return to padded practice. Asked about Rodgers' status for Sunday's game, McCarthy obliquely said "he's a limited practice member." Rodgers' odds of returning still don't appear particularly great, but are certainly much better than they were last week. It's a good sign that the Pack haven't offered any definitive clues as to his status. It sounds like Rodgers will undergo a scan on Friday, which will make-or-break whether he can finally get back on the field.
Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) remained limited on Thursday.
It's always something with Holmes, but he's on track to play against the Panthers. He'll be a WR5 in a game where the Jets will likely generate vanishingly-little offense.