Garrett Celek (back) remained limited in Thursday's practice.
Celek will probably be good to go for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, but his TE2/3 status will depend on Vance McDonald's (hip) health. McDonald returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session of his own.
Willie Snead (toe) remained limited in Thursday's practice.
Snead is on track to return against the Chargers, but it isn't a slam dunk. Unfortunately, the game is at 4:25ET, and the Saints are one of the league's least-honest teams with injury information. Owners can pencil Snead in, but still need to have a back-up plan ready.
Julio Jones (calf) remained limited at Thursday's practice.
The Falcons are just managing his reps. Jones will be fine for Sunday's tilt with Carolina. He should be in for a bounce-back game after being held to just 16 yards in Monday night's win over the Saints.
Marvin Jones (hamstring) was added to the Lions' Thursday injury report, getting in a limited session with a hamstring issue.
Jones must have tweaked something in Thursday's practice. There's currently no reason to panic, but Jones' Friday status will be key. Jones has a history of (minor) hamstring issues. Sit tight, but at least start contemplating a back-up plan.
Devonta Freeman sat out Thursday's practice with an illness.
It's just a heads up. Freeman is in zero danger of missing Sunday's game against the Panthers. It's a tough matchup, and Freeman remains in a rotation with Tevin Coleman, but he has too much upside to rank outside the RB2 area of the board.
Jerick McKinnon (toe) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice.
The Vikings play on Monday night so this was their first practice of the week. Clearly McKinnon is over the toe injury that bothered him earlier this month. McKinnon collected 45 yards 16 carries in last week's win over Carolina. Though he might lose red zone work to Matt Asiata, McKinnon is still in the RB2/3 conversation.
Steelers released RB Daryl Richardson.
Richardson had been working as the Steelers' No. 3 running back behind DeAngelo Williams and Fitzgerald Toussaint. He won't be needed any more now that Le'Veon Bell is back from his three-game suspension. Richardson logged just five snaps during his short stay in Pittsburgh.
Dolphins signed OG Jamil Douglas from their practice squad.
With Anthony Steen (ankle) listed as doubtful and Brandon Albert (ankle) questionable for Thursday night, the Dolphins needed an extra body up front. Douglas made six starts for Miami in 2015 but couldn't survive final cuts this summer.