Sammy Watkins (foot) is out of his walking boot.
He's eligible to return to practice November 11 on the Bills' bye week and eligible to return to play in Week 12. Watkins still has a long way to go, but he's worth picking up for the fantasy playoffs if you can afford the stash.
Delanie Walker (chest) was upgraded to "full" in Tuesday's practice.
Walker picked up the nick in Sunday's loss to the Colts, but is fine after getting a "DNP" on Monday. Walker has had an up-and-down year, but remains a high-end TE1.
Mike Gillislee (foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
A limited practice still puts Gillislee on track to play Week 8 against the Patriots, but it will be important to check back on Thursday, especially with Gillislee looking likely to start in place of LeSean McCoy (hamstring).
Robert Woods (foot) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.
He didn't practice at all last week with his foot in a boot and missed the Week 7 game with the Dolphins. A limited practice puts him on track to return Sunday. Woods is a low-upside, low-floor WR3 as the Bills' No. 1 receiver.
Marquise Goodwin (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.
Goodwin has been in the concussion protocol twice this season now after banging his head on the turf both times. He's looking unlikely for Week 8 against the Patriots. The good news is Robert Woods (foot) was back at practice.
LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will not practice Wednesday.
"We'll see how he progresses through the week," coach Rex Ryan said. McCoy is getting treatment around the clock, but it's really hard to see the Bills pushing him to play after foolishly doing so last week only to see McCoy re-injure the hamstring and probably cause further damage. Mike Gillislee is the favorite to start vs. New England and will be a workload-dependent RB2.
Josh McCown (collarbone) said he's "moving in the right direction" to play Week 8 against the Jets.
McCown has been itching to play for the past couple weeks, and he may finally get the chance with Cody Kessler in the concussion protocol and UDFA Kevin Hogan looking legitimately overwhelmed as a passer in his relief duty last week. McCown would give the offense a much better chance at success against the Jets. If he starts, McCown might be on the DFS map against a bad pass defense. Gang Green is 27th in pass yards allowed through Week 7.
The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs doesn't expect the Bears to retain Jay Cutler for the 2017 season.
The Bears could see some serious changes on offense next year. Cutler is a virtual lock to be released, which would clear $14 million in cap space, and Alshon Jeffery is set to be a free agent after playing this season on the franchise tag. Cutler is 33 and probably has a handful of years left in him, but it's not going to be in Chicago. The Bears will look to draft their future passer.