Broncos LT Ty Sambrailo (shoulder) expects to return in Week 6.
Sambrailo should only miss two games. Ryan Harris will continue to replace him on Peyton Manning's blindside. The Broncos offensive line has pass-protection concerns after allowing two sacks and seven QB hurries last week. The Denver Post expects LG Evan Mathis (questionable, hamstring) to play Sunday.
Broncos released FB/TE James Casey.
Casey was active for three games, but played 19 snaps in an H-back role. The Broncos needed Casey's roster spot with LE Derek Wolfe returning from suspension.
Marcedes Lewis (knee) is probable for Week 5 against the Bucs.
Lewis practiced in full the last two days. He's coming off his best game last week, catching 5-of-8 targets for 40 yards. Lewis should start with Julius Thomas (hand) questionable, but will have a limited blocking role when Thomas returns.
Quinton Patton (questionable, concussion) is expected to play in Sunday night's Week 5 game against the Giants.
Patton didn't get in any team reps this week, but is expected to be cleared. Even with Vernon Davis sidelined, Patton isn't more than the No. 3 pass-game option.
Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) is probable for Week 5 against the Cardinals.
Levy will make his debut after sitting out the first month. He should help offset injuries to Detroit's interior. RE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) is also listed as probable.
Joique Bell (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 5.
Bell isn't fully over his ankle injury and remains week to week. He hasn't practiced since Week 3. Ameer Abdullah should see 15-plus touches as Detroit's lead back, but will lose some pass-down and short-yardage work.
Lions DT Haloti Ngata (calf) has been ruled out for Week 5.
The Lions will be without Ngata and DT Tyrunn Walker Sunday. It's a downgrade to the defensive line, but Detroit is a mid-range run defense even with both in the lineup. Ngata expects to return in Week 6.
Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) is probable for Week 5 against the Cardinals.
With Eric Ebron sidelined, Pettigrew will have an every-down role after missing the last three games. Tim Wright will serve as Detroit's move tight end.