Marqise Lee (hamstring) will not practice Thursday.
Lee, battling this issue for a couple weeks now, was a limited participant on Wednesday. He's a droppable player as he's been passed by Allen Hurns and might get passed by Allen Robinson on the depth chart.
Damien Williams will be the Dolphins No. 2 running back Sunday.
With Knowshon Moreno (elbow) out 4-8 weeks, Williams is on the deep league radar. He went undrafted out of Oklahoma after getting kicked off the team for multiple team violations, but possesses 4.45 speed and excellent receiving skills. The jury remains out on Miller as a workhorse kind of back, leaving Williams with a real shot at 10 touches this week.
Coach Sean Payton said Khiry Robinson will be "ready for the workload" with Mark Ingram (hand) sidelined.
The Saints also showed confidence in Robinson late last season, giving him 21 carries in their two playoff games. Now he's staring a monster opportunity in the face as he'll pair with passing back Pierre Thomas for the next month. A powerful, elusive runner that's underrated in the pass game, Robinson is definitely on the flex radar for this week's home game against the shell-shocked Vikings. Ingram scored three goal-line touchdowns in the first two weeks, a role Robinson is expected to take over.
Coach Marvin Lewis said he expects A.J. Green (toe) to play in Sunday's game against the Titans.
Green was less optimistic than his head coach on Wednesday, saying he "doesn't know at this point" if he'll be able to suit up. Note that the Bengals have a bye in Week 4. "It's just getting the range of motion back on that big toe," said Green. "That's the biggest thing, because I'm always on that. I feel good. I still have some treatment to do, but it's getting better." The Pro Bowl wideout is expected to test the toe out during Thursday's practice. If he ends up as a game-time Sunday, we'll know his official status by noon ET.
Eric Decker did not even need an MRI on the hamstring he injured in the Week 2 loss at Green Bay.
It's pretty surprising considering this is an aggravation of the right hammy issue that bothered Decker during training camp. But no need for an MRI confirms that this is a very mild strain, one that he could very well play through on Monday night. We'll know more based on practice reports over the next three days.
Ryan Tannehill is blaming poor footwork for an inaccurate start to the season.
Even a lot Tannehill's completions haven't been in the ideal spot. Through two games, he ranks 29th in completion percentage (60.5) and 29th in passer rating (76.1). It's a troubling step back for a player that appeared poised to take the next step in his third NFL season. The good news is that footwork is correctable, and Tannehill gets to face a bad Chiefs secondary at home on Sunday. He's still firmly in the QB2 conversation.
Tony Romo (back) is fully expected to practice Thursday.
Romo sat out Wednesday's session due to "tightness" in his surgically-repaired back. He spent that time in the weight room doing core strength and back exercises, but did not even require an MRI. It's no reason for owners to panic.
Coach Lovie Smith said the Bucs are planning on using a committee at running back for Thursday night's game at Atlanta.
Doug Martin (knee) is expected to suit up, but Smith has declined to name a starter. Bobby Rainey piled up 174 total yards on 25 touches in the Week 2 loss to the Rams. "We want to play more than one running back, two, maybe three," Smith said. ESPN Bucs reporter Pat Yasinkas says that isn't coachspeak, insisting that Smith really is serious about a committee. We'd lean toward starting Martin as he got the first-team reps in practice, but Rainey is going to have a real role as well.