Cowboys DE Charles Tapper (broken back) has suffered a setback, and remains out indefinitely.
The Cowboys have only four sacks through three games, and need Tapper's depth. Injured reserve is becoming a possibility for the fourth-round rookie.
Spencer Ware played 71 percent of the Chiefs' snaps in Week 3, compared to 22 percent for Charcandrick West.
That's compared to 54 percent for Ware and 39 percent for West in Week 2. Ware is distancing himself from his committee partner, and should be in for another big workload against the Steelers on Sunday night. Jamaal Charles seems to be at least another week away.
NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports Sammy Watkins will test out his injured foot on Wednesday or Thursday, and that it will determine his Week 4 availability.
Per Garofolo, "there are no structural issues" with Watkins' foot, and it remains "an issue of pain tolerance." Watkins tried to play through the injury on short rest in Week 2, but had a sub-par night against the Jets' leaky secondary. It sounds like Watkins will probably be listed as "DNP" on Wednesday. Even a limited session Thursday would have him tentatively on track to return against the Patriots.
Panthers placed DE Ryan Delaire on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.
A second-year UDFA, Delaire notched 2.5 sacks as a rookie, but spent the offseason recovering from shoulder surgery. His 2017 53-man roster odds won't be good.
Panthers signed S Michael Griffin to a one-year contract.
Griffin was cut by the Vikings on the eve of Week 1. He could see immediate playing time for the Panthers, who have been getting near league-worst safety play. The Panthers' scheme has a way of rejuvenating elderly safeties, though Kurt Coleman is having a rough year.
Free agent DE Bjoern Werner worked out for the Lions on Tuesday.
Werner didn't even make it to final cuts with the Jaguars. His workout market has not been robust.
Free agent RB Bernard Pierce worked out for the Seahawks on Tuesday.
The Seahawks are in the market for running back help with Thomas Rawls (leg) out multiple weeks. Pierce's career has been in a steady downward spiral.
Cardinals placed TE Troy Niklas on injured reserve with a wrist injury, ending his season.
Niklas needs four months of rehab. The No. 52 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Niklas has been bitten by the injury bug, sandwiching a 16-game 2015 with injury-shortened affairs. He was viewed as a blocker coming out of Notre Dame, and has lived up to his rep with only eight career catches. Niklas won't be guaranteed to make the 53-man roster in the final year of his rookie contract.