Someone with "intimate knowledge of the team’s thinking" tells Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges the Patriots won't use the franchise tag on free agent Wes Welker.
Panthers OC Mike Shula is "OK" with the fact that Cam Newton is on pace for 172 rushes this season.
Andrew Luck (shoulder) says he's "preparing to start" Thursday's game against the Texans.
49ers acquired LB Gerald Hodges from the Vikings in exchange for C Nick Easton and a sixth-round pick.
ESPN's Adam Caplan reports an MRI on Lions TE Eric Ebron's left knee showed no structural damage.
In a radio interview, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant (broken foot) has a chance to return following the team's Week 6 bye.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he is "hoping" RB Marshawn Lynch will be "ready to go" Week 5 against the Bengals.
Calvin Johnson caught 7-of-11 targets for 56 yards in the Lions' 13-10, Week 4 loss to the Seahawks on Monday night.
Eric Ebron exited Monday night's Week 4 game against the Seahawks with a left knee injury.
With Joique Bell (ankle) out, Ameer Abdullah is listed as the Lions' starting running back for Monday night's Week 4 game against the Seahawks.
The Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer feels it's "pretty clear" that Andrew Luck (shoulder) will start Thursday night's Week 5 game against the Texans.
Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar suffered a torn ACL in the Week 4 loss to the Saints and will miss the remainder of the season.