Ben Roethlisberger (meniscus surgery) hopes to practice next week.
The Steelers are on bye this week. Roethlisberger resumed throwing on Tuesday. "I'm taking it day to day, but my goal is to practice next week," Roethlisberger said. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Steelers are "cautiously optimistic" Roethlisberger returns in Week 9. We'd expect many more conflicting reports between now and then.
According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, Jared Goff is still "a long way from playing."
The report comes from a source within the Rams' organization. Goff will get increased practice reps during the bye week but the Rams are still concerned with his ability to switch plays at the line of scrimmage. Even with Case Keenum coming off a disastrous four-interception game in Week 7, the Rams remain hesitant to throw their No. 1 pick into the fire. Despite his limited progress, we're guessing Goff will see his first game action in the near future, particularly if the Rams continue losing under Keenum.
Bears signed RB David Cobb to their practice squad.
TE Marcel Jensen was cut from the practice squad to make room for him. Cobb was cut from the Steelers' practice squad a few weeks ago. He'd need an injury to Jordan Howard or Ka'Deem Carey to see the field this year.
The Giants are expected to meet with K Josh Brown on Tuesday.
The Giants should have cut Brown a week ago when details of his domestic abuse became public (they really should have done it in January after the league intervened during a domestic dispute at the Pro Bowl). Now it appears his fate will be decided on Tuesday. With Robbie Gould now handling kicking duties for the Giants, Brown's release seems inevitable. The 37-year-old has likely played his last game in the NFL.
Kevin Hogan is listed as the Browns' No. 1 quarterback on the team's latest depth chart.
Josh McCown (collarbone) and Cody Kessler (concussion) are both listed in brackets with recent waiver claim Joe Callahan serving as Hogan's backup. We're guessing Kessler would get the nod if healthy but right now it's anyone's guess if he'll be cleared for Week 8. Hogan surprised the Bengals by running the read-option in Week 7 but the gimmick wore off quickly. He completed just 12-of-24 passes for 100 yards and two interceptions, though he did have success on the ground with 104 rushing yards and a touchdown on seven carries. If Hogan does end up starting against the Jets, he won't be a recommended streamer.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, "teams have begun expressing interest" in free agent S Taylor Mays.
Mays comes off suspension next week. Per Rapsheet, Mays is "healthy" now after spending the past few weeks in a treatment facility for substance abuse. Rapoport also mentioned that the Bengals, who cut Mays this summer, "may" have interest in bringing him back. Mays graded out as PFF's 55th-best safety out of 87 qualifiers in 2015.
Titans LCB Perrish Cox (concussion) is out for Week 8 against the Jaguars.
Cox was carted off with a concussion on Sunday, leaving him little chance of being ready on a short week. Brian McCain is expected to start opposite Jason McCourty Thursday against Jacksonville. Consider Cox week to week.
Terrell Suggs (biceps) returned to practice on Tuesday.
The Ravens are on bye this week but Suggs' return to practice suggests he'll be ready for Week 9 against Pittsburgh. A torn biceps sidelined him last week against the Jets. Za'Darius Smith filled in for Suggs at right outside linebacker.