Giants signed K Robbie Gould.
Released by the Bears ahead of Week 1, Gould is Chicago's all-time leading scorer and one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, despite kicking half of his games in the Windy City. He replaces wife-beater Josh Brown, who the Giants left in the States on Thursday as they travel to London to face the Rams. Gould should be the new Giants' kicker for the remainder of the season, though the Giants continue to drag their feet in refusing to cut Brown.
According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal, the Browns have had "preliminary" talks with Terrelle Pryor about a contract extension.
The Browns would prefer to lock Pryor up long-term rather than letting him hit the open market this offseason. So far Pryor's transition from quarterback to wide receiver has been a rousing success. He leads the Browns in every major receiving category and is on pace for over 1,000 yards. The Ohio State alum turned 27 in June.
John Brown (hamstring) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
We're not sure how or when Brown got hurt, but his status for Week 7 is definitely up in the air. Returning to a limited practice on Friday would go a long way to assuage our concerns. Even so, Brown has a less than ideal matchup against the Seahawks this week and is probably no better than a WR4 for fantasy purposes.
Updating an earlier report, Carson Palmer (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.
Palmer wasn't wearing a helmet at the start of practice but he did do some light throwing. As of now, there's no concern about his status for Sunday night's game against the Seahawks. Playing at less than 100 percent, Palmer will be a tough sell as a QB1 against the Legion of Boom.
Don Jackson will start in Thursday's Week 7 game against the Bears.
Buckle up because Thursday night is going to be an adventure in Green Bay. Faced with some of the worst injury luck you could imagine, Don Jackson, he of zero NFL snaps, will be the Packers' No. 1 running back. But wait, there's more. His backups will be Ty Montgomery, who, the last time we checked is still a wide receiver, and Knile Davis, who was traded from Kansas City to Green Bay 48 hours ago. Davis was being used as the Chiefs' No. 4 running back and a core special teamer. It's anyone guess how this grand experiment will play out. It's good thing the Bears are 1-5, for Green Bay's sake.
Jimmy Graham (knee, hip) didn't practice on Thursday.
Yikes. This week has been a bloodbath for injuries across the league (just look at the Packers' farce of a backfield) but until now, it looked like the Seahawks were going to make it out relatively unscathed. Veterans like Graham get maintenance days all the time but going from full participation on Wednesday to DNP a day later suggests something is afoot. It's going to be hard to employ Graham if he ends up being a game-time decision since Seattle is playing in the late game on Sunday. We'll see if he returns to practice on Friday.
Davante Adams (concussion) is active for Week 7 against the Bears.
Wow. Adams suffered a concussion Sunday against Dallas, but was somehow able to get the green light after returning to a limited practice on Wednesday. He'll slide into his usual role as Green Bay's No. 3 receiver. WR Jared Abbrederis, S Chris Banjo, TE Jared Cook, T Kyle Murphy, CB Damarious Randall, CB Quinten Rollins and RB James Starks round out the Packers' inactives for Week 7. Don Jackson, who was on the Packers' practice squad less than 24 hours ago, will draw the start at running back.
Bears declared LG Josh Sitton, QB Jay Cutler, DL Eddie Goldman, CB Deiondre' Hall, S Deandre Houston-Carson, RB Jeremy Langford and WR Eddie Royal inactive for Week 7 against the Packers.
All are injured except for Houston-Carson. Sutton is week to week with an ankle injury. Bryce Callahan (hamstring), Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring), Leonard Floyd (calf), Jerrell Freeman (wrist), Zach Miller (ribs) and Tracy Porter (knee) are all active for the Bears.