Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's Week 5 game against the Packers.
Bridgewater missed practice Monday and Tuesday before the Vikings went through a walkthrough on Wednesday. The No. 32 pick in May's draft is looking like a full-blown game-time decision for Thursday night. Coach Mike Zimmer said the team has plans in place if Bridgewater can't go. Christian Ponder would start.
Brandon Marshall (ankle) is practicing in full Wednesday.
It's great news after coach Marc Trestman said Monday that the Bears would have to take a "good look" at Marshall's health this week. Playing on one leg the past two games, Marshall has caught a total of three passes fro 25 yards as more of a decoy. Marshall will have to avoid setbacks the rest of the week, but it's looking like he'll be healthier for Week 5 against the Panthers.
Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
Johnson was essentially used as a decoy in Sunday's win over the Jets, so it's not surprising that the Lions are giving holding him out. He'll likely be limited in practice again this week, but is expected to play against the Bills. Johnson's status will be updated on Thursday.
Joique Bell (concussion) is not practicing on Wednesday.
Bell suffered a concussion in the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Jets. Fantasy's No. 38 running back, Bell is averaging just 3.2 YPC on 48 totes through four games. He's averaging a meager 33 yards rushing per game the past three weeks. Bell is day-to-day. If he can't play, Reggie Bush will handle the majority of the work against the Bills. Bell has been a big-time disappointment.
Ryan Mathews (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.
As expected. Mathews is still 2-3 weeks away from a return. Donald Brown will continue to handle the bulk of the backfield work in Mathews' absence.
Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Decker made it through Sunday's loss without any setbacks, playing on 55-of-68 snaps. The Jets are limiting him early in the week, but his status isn't in danger for Week 5. Decker will be a WR2 against the Chargers.
Delanie Walker (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
The Titans are limiting Walker's reps after he posted a 5/84/1 line in Sunday's loss. His status will be updated again on Thursday.
Jake Locker (wrist) returned to practice Wednesday and was throwing with "no issues."
Beat writer Jim Wyatt observed Locker throwing well with "good velocity." Early signs point to Locker returning to the lineup after missing last week's start against the Titans. Locker is averaging 228 yards passing through three starts with a 3:4 TD:INT ratio. He'd be a bottom-barrel QB2 option against the Browns.