Ravens OLB Elvis Dumervill (foot) confirmed that he will make his season debut against the Raiders in Week 4.
His teammate, Terrell Suggs, spilled the beans a day earlier. Dumervill had a setback late in training camp after undergoing offseason foot surgery. He'll return to a starting role at outside linebacker opposite Suggs.
Julius Thomas (elbow) is expected to be a game-time decision for Sunday morning's game against the Colts.
Thomas missed another practice Thursday, and is looking mighty shaky for Jacksonville/Indy's "Breakfast at Wimbledon" 9:30 AM ET tilt. We'll know early if Thomas is playing, but fantasy owners need a back-up plan. Injuries are always the risk with Thomas, who is a touchdown-scoring force when healthy.
DeSean Jackson (ankle) back at practice Thursday.
D-Jax will be listed as "limited" as the Redskins manage his reps. He'll be good to go for Sunday's juicy matchup with the Browns.
Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.
That puts him on track to play Sunday against Carolina. Sanu enjoyed a stellar debut in Week 1 but has been limited to six catches for 50 yards over his last two contests. He'll only be a WR4/5 this week.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the odds are "slim" J.J. Watt (back) returns this season, but that there are "no long-term concerns."
There were also no long-term concerns last spring. The reality is, Watt has a bad back, and it will be a concern until proven otherwise. The good news is, he has almost an entire year to get right. Watt turns 28 next March. He should bounce back in 2017.
Braxton Miller (hamstring) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
He was rehabbing off to the side. Miller won't have a chance to play this week unless he returns to at least a limited practice on Friday. The Texans will keep using an ineffective Jaelen Strong in three-receiver sets in Miller's absence.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the team could shut down Josh Doctson (Achilles') for a couple weeks.
"We've had all of the tests, and there is really nothing there that we should be concerned about from a long-term problem," Gruden said. "It could be a possibility or a time that we put him down for a couple more weeks or a couple more days." Doctson is reportedly dealing with some pain in his troublesome Achilles'. He is not going to play this week, and it looks like he could miss multiple games.
Saints coach Sean Payton said LT Terron Armstead (knee, quad) is not dealing with a long-term injury.
Even so, Armstead missed all of last week before sitting out Wednesday's session as well. He looks unlikely to return this week. Andrus Peat will continue to start in his place.