ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Patriots are "hopeful" Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) will both be available for Week 4 against the Bills.
Garoppolo almost played against Houston last week and has reportedly made steady progress in his recovery from a sprained AC joint. Brissett played through a sprained thumb in Week 3 but wasn't wearing any protective covering on it during the Patriots' media availability on Tuesday. The Pats only need to cobble together one more week of Garoppolo and Brissett before Tom Brady's return in Week 5.
Eli Rogers (toe) is wearing a boot on his left foot.
Rogers injured himself about halfway through Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. Coach Mike Tomlin is calling him "very questionable" for Week 4 against Kansas City. That will be the Sunday night game this week. If Rogers can't go, Sammie Coates would start in three-wide sets along with Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton.
Free agent S Josh Evans will work out for the Redskins.
The Redskins are looking to replace starting free safety DeAngelo Hall, who is out for the year with a torn ACL. Evans was cast aside during Jaguars' final cuts. He's started 37 games in his career, though he's better suited as a reserve than a full-time starter.
ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports Tyler Eifert (ankle) is expected to miss Week 4 against the Dolphins.
Eifert has hinted at a return this week but with Cincinnati playing on Thursday night, time is not on his side. He hasn't gone through a full practice yet and has yet to make an appearance in 11-on-11 drills. The Bengals are still calling him a game-time decision, but he's looking closer to doubtful than probable. Even if Eifert played this week, he would have been on a snap count. Look for Eifert to return in Week 5 against Dallas.
Cowboys LG La'El Collins will seek a second opinion on his injured toe.
Collins is believed to have a torn ligament in his toe but wants to be certain before deciding on surgery. He'll meet with Indiana-based Dr. David Porter, who is well-known for his work with NBA players. Collins has already been placed on injured reserve and won't be eligible to return for at least two months. Ronald Leary will slide in at left guard and might actually be an upgrade on Collins, who has struggled this year.
Colts placed OLB Trent Cole (back) on injured reserve.
He's dealing with a back issue. This came seemingly out of nowhere as Cole logged 29 snaps in Sunday's win over San Diego. With the new IR rules in place, Cole could return later this season but he'll still miss at least two months. Cole was rotating with Robert Mathis at right outside linebacker before the injury.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said first-round WR Laquon Treadwell needs "to do better in practice."
"He's working, just biding his time until he gets an opportunity like how [Stefon] Diggs was last year," Zimmer continued. "I still think he's thinking about the number of steps to take on each route and things like that, being at the right depth." The Vikings have brought their rookies along slowly in recent years, but Treadwell is a different situation. Charles Johnson has offered nothing opposite Diggs, and the Vikings need more from their passing game if they are going to keep winning. Minnesota needs to get Treadwell involved soon.
Giants coach Ben McAdoo said fifth-round RB Paul Perkins "is ready to step up."
With Shane Vereen lost for at least a couple months with a torn triceps, McAdoo has promised a "committee" in the backfield. Perkins has been limited to special teams work so far, but it sounds like he has a shot to carve out a role. Orleans Darkwa is still the favorite to start while Rashad Jennings (thumb) is sidelined and see work once Jennings gets back, but Perkins is an interesting speculative add in deeper leagues.