Eli Rogers (toe) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
He's been dealing with turf toe. Earlier this week coach Mike Tomlin called Rogers "very questionable" for Week 4. We're guessing he won't be out there Sunday against Kansas City. Rogers' absence would open up more playing time for Sammie Coates and Darrius Hayward-Bey.
Russell Wilson (knee, ankle) has "no doubt" he'll start Sunday's game against the Jets.
"I'll be ready to go," Wilson said. It's just the latest declaration he'll be starting despite getting his knee twisted up in extremely awkward fashion last Sunday. Wilson has a juicy matchup with a Jets pass defense allowing a league-worst 9.7 yards per attempt, but still gets docked a few spots in the ranking for his ill health. The Seahawks are on bye in Week 5.
Alshon Jeffery remained limited in Thursday's practice, getting listed with a hamstring issue in addition to his knee ailment.
Jeffery seems to get hurt every other practice. The fact that he was still "limited" — as opposed to DNP — is good news, but we suppose his Week 4 status is back in question. A "limited" session Friday would have Jeffery on track to play against the Lions.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could miss up to four weeks.
Including this week's absence, Stewart has now missed 25 games since the start of 2012. Stewart is an effective workhorse when healthy but that's rarely been the case. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker saw similar workloads last week with Artis-Payne going for 58 yards on 13 touches while Whittaker tallied 56 yards on 10 touches. Until a frontrunner emerges from the Carolina backfield, it's hard to endorse either of them as anything more than flex plays.
Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is out for Week 4 against the Falcons.
He hasn't practiced since tweaking his hamstring in Week 2. Consider him week to week. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker will continue to share backfield work in Stewart's absence. Both are low-end flex options against Atlanta.
Tajae Sharpe (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.
We've yet to see real reason for concern over Sharpe's status, but Kendall Wright will be making his 2016 debut against the Texans. Sharpe's WR4 appeal is on the wane.
Eric Ebron (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday.
Ebron got the day off on Wednesday but the Lions were probably just managing his reps. He'll be fine for Sunday's game in Chicago. Consider him a back-end TE1 for that matchup.
Antonio Gates (hamstring) remained sidelined Thursday.
Gates seems likely to sit for the second straight week. His absence puts Hunter Henry on the TE1 radar against the Saints' atrocious defense.