Redskins placed C Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve with a calf injury, ending his season.
John Sullivan has already been signed as Lichtensteiger's replacement. This will be the second straight year Lichtensteiger ends on I.R. He'll head into 2017 having appeared in 8-of-32 games since 2014. Now 31, Lichtensteiger won't be back at his $3.25 million salary next season, and probably won't be back at all.
Bears signed RB Joique Bell.
Bell hasn't been an effective player since 2012, averaging 3.8 yards per carry over the past three seasons, but the Bears needed to add a back with Jeremy Langford (ankle) and Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) down. Bell will probably have an immediate Week 4 role behind Jordan Howard, but won't be a recommended fantasy option in any format. Bell's arrival doesn't ding Howard's upside. Someone has to back the rookie up.
Redskins signed C John Sullivan.
Kory Lichtensteiger has a season-ending calf injury, so Sullivan will slide in as the Redskins' immediate starter. Sullivan was one of the most durable players in the league from 2009-14, but missed all of 2015 with a back injury. He remained highly effective in 2014, but is now 31. He couldn't make it to final cuts in Minnesota. The pivot will remain a concern in Washington.
ESPN's Ed Werder reports Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) is expected to be fine for Week 4.
Sanu missed the second half of Monday's win, but appears to have avoided major injury. Sanu was been a big part of the Falcons' offense through three games, but at less than full health against the Panthers' stout defense, he'll be a low-upside WR4 if he indeed suits up Sunday.
Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett (thumb) practiced Tuesday.
As did Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder). The early signs suggest Garoppolo will start against the Bills, but Brissett wasn't spotted wearing a brace. It sounds like he'll be ready if Garoppolo misses his second straight start.
49ers CB Jimmie Ward (quad) is week to week.
It's actually good news after Ward went down in non-contact fashion. Keith Reaser will likely start in his absence.
Free agent DE Quinton Coples is visiting the Lions.
The 2012 first-round bust couldn't even make it to final cuts with the Rams. He'd be unlikely to last long on the 53-man roster if he ends up in Detroit.
Vikings promoted OL Willie Beavers from the practice squad.
The No. 121 overall pick of the draft, Beavers was a surprising release at final cuts. His promotion suggests LG Alex Boone (hip) could miss Week 4.