The San Francisco Chronicle expects Latavius Murray to get the "bulk of the carries" going forward.
Murray returned as Oakland's lead back Sunday after missing the last two weeks. His per-carry effectiveness hasn't been great, but he's clearly ahead of DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard for early-down/red-zone work. Murray is an RB2 for Week 8 against the Bucs.
Don Jackson (hand) is practicing fully for Week 8.
Jackson bowed out of last week's game with a hand injury but appears to be fine and should be ready for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Even with Green Bay severely shorthanded at running back, Jackson's role in the offense will remain limited.
Patrick Peterson (ribs) didn't practice on Wednesday.
Peterson played all 63 snaps in Sunday's tie with Seattle. Maybe he's just getting a breather. Through seven games, Peterson holds PFF's 22nd-best coverage grade out of 116 qualifiers at cornerback.
Jordan Reed (concussion) expects to play Sunday's game in London.
Reed is in the final stage of the concussion protocol. He'll visit with an independent doctor Thursday, but it sounds like there's a good chance he gets cleared. Reed will immediately regain TE1 status if he returns for Week 8 against the Bengals.
Chris Johnson (groin, injured reserve) said he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from sports hernia surgery.
However, Johnson admitted he isn't sure if he'll be the team's designated to player to return or if it will be Tyvon Branch (groin). Even if Johnson does make it back for the final month, he'll just be a handcuff for David Johnson, who is on pace for almost 400 touches.
Matt Forte (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.
Forte was limited on Wednesday last week as well. He was a full participant the rest of the week. Forte went through a bit of a lull earlier this month but returned to form with a dominant showing against Baltimore in Week 7 (154 yards and two touchdowns on 34 touches). He'll be a borderline RB1 this week in a picture-perfect matchup against the winless Browns.
Coach Jay Gruden said Rob Kelley would start if Matt Jones (knee) can't play this week.
"If Matt has an issue where he can’t go, it would be Robert in the lead role, more likely," said Gruden. "Chris [Thompson] has such an important role as far as third downs that we need him in that, and he’s not a very big guy." It's not a surprise that the Redskins would give Kelley carries over Thompson, but he'll need Jones to not play to have value. There should be more on Jones' status Thursday.
Chargers coach Mike McCoy said he's "hopeful" Hunter Henry (concussion) will play against the Broncos in Week 8.
Henry is still in the league's concussion protocol but his presence at Wednesday's practice suggests he'll be cleared in time for Sunday. He led the Bolts with six catches for 83 yards against Denver two weeks ago and should be a TE1 if he suits up this week.