ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms Nick Foles is expected to start Sunday.
Case Keenum practiced on a limited basis, but isn’t going to be cleared from the concussion protocol. The Rams will turn back to Foles one week after benching him. Foles is averaging 186 YPG with a 7:6 TD/INT ratio in nine starts. The Bengals defense is a top-12 option this week.
Rams signed K Zach Hocker.
Hocker will serve as insurance for Greg Zuerlein, who suffered a groin injury in Friday's practice. Hocker converted just 9-of-13 kicks and missed an extra point in six games with the Saints earlier this season.
Titans waived WR Rico Richardson.
With Kendall Wright (knee, probable) back, Richardson was no longer needed. He was not targeted in his roughly one-month stay on the active roster. Richardson will likely find himself back to the practice squad. LB Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Vernon Davis said he felt chemistry with Brock Osweiler 'from Day One.'
The Broncos were very interested in talking chemistry this week. Davis' connection with Osweiler may have helped him catch six passes for 68 yards in the quarterback's first career start, but the main reason Davis found success was Osweiler's ability to run Gary Kubiak's tight-end-friendly offense the way it is intended. As long as Osweiler is literally and figuratively under center, Davis should find success. He is a low-end TE1 this week even in a tough matchup.
Ravens LT Eugene Monroe (shoulder) and LG Kelechi Osemele (knee) are unlikely to play after missing practice Saturday.
Neither player has practiced all week. With Jeremy Zuttah already on injured reserve, Baltimore will be without three starters on the offense line as well as their three best offensive players in Joe Flacco (knee), Justin Forsett (arm) and Steve Smith (Achilles). This has been a season to forget for the Ravens.
Emmanuel Sanders said he has good chemistry with Brock Osweiler.
"Peyton hasn’t been going on Wednesdays, so I’ve had an opportunity to go with Brock and it’s definitely paid off," Sanders said. "Today we connected on a couple of deep balls that we were working on. I texted him last night about what I’m seeing and what he’s seeing, so it’s going to pay off." Sanders has yet to catch a regular-season pass from Osweiler, so the talk of chemistry is just that. Osweiler attempted just 27 passes against Chicago last week, and Denver will likely try to limit his attempts and focus on the run game whenever they can. In a tough matchup with an uncertain workload, Sanders is more of a WR3 this week.
Vikings FS Harrison Smith (knee) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Falcons.
Smith played through the same injury last week and all reports suggested he would play, so this is a bit of a surprise. Antone Exum replaced Smith in the snaps he missed against the Packers and will likely start this week. Trae Waynes (ankle) has also been ruled out.
Browns OC John DeFilippo refused to rule out Johnny Manziel playing again this season.
"We're a long way from the end of the season," DeFilippo said. "To say that Johnny Manziel will not play again this season, I'm not ready to say that." Manziel should ride the bench as long as Josh McCown is healthy, but McCown has been anything but this season. Manziel is currently behind Austin Davis on the depth chart, but it would say a lot about Manziel's future in Cleveland if Davis replaced an injured McCown in the starting lineup.