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Panthers FS Kurt Coleman (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

Coleman has missed the last two games because of a sprained MCL, but this practice puts him on track to return against the Bears. "It’s just going to be a day-to-day evaluation," Coleman said. "But I’m excited with where things are headed." Colin Jones has been starting in his place.
Oct 19 - 9:23 AM

Jerick McKinnon was listed on the Wednesday injury report with an ankle issue.

He was a full participant in practice, so it does not seem as if he is dealing with a serious injury. That said, it will be something to monitor the rest of the week. As long as he is healthy, McKinnon will be an upside RB2 against the Ravens.
Oct 19 - 9:17 AM

The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman reports Jameis Winston "did everything but throw" during Wednesday's practice.

He is expected to throw later in the week and appears on track to play considering the Bucs did not add a quarterback on Wednesday. "Draw your own conclusions," coach Dirk Koetter said after practice. Winston has said he plans to play.
Oct 19 - 9:10 AM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Jamaal Charles will "get more and more touches."

"That’s always the plan with Jamaal as we go forward in the season," Joseph added. His workload has actually gone the other way recently, with Charles recording just six touches in each of the last two games, and the Broncos have not really shown any sign of increasing his snap share. Perhaps that will change, but for now he is just a bench stash.
Source: 9 News
Oct 19 - 9:00 AM

The Dallas Morning News' David Moore reports Ezekiel Elliott and the NFL have "discussed the possibility of a settlement."

Moore reports there have been talks behind the scenes about a settlement in the past, but neither side was serious about negotiating. That changed when Judge Paul Crotty issued just a temporary restraining order earlier this week, adding even more uncertainty to an already uncertain situation. If the two sides do not come to an agreement, Judge Katherine Failla will decide on a preliminary injunction within the next couple weeks.
Oct 19 - 8:46 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel believes the Packers need to commit to Aaron Jones as their lead back.

With Aaron Rodgers potentially out for the year, the Packers are expected to be more run heavy behind Brett Hundley. Jones rotated with Ty Montgomery last week, but continued to outplay him. Montgomery is averaging 3.2 YPC with one run over 10 yards. He's also struggled on first downs, with three negative and six zero-yard rushes. The Packers need to start Jones and ride him to keep pressure off Hundley and the pass game. It's possible Jones takes over the backfield in Week 7 against the Saints.
Oct 18 - 7:59 PM

C.J. Prosise (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

It's his first practice since going down in Week 3. Coach Pete Carroll expects Prosise to play Sunday against the Giants. Prosise's return could reduce J.D. McKissic to a reserve role.
Oct 18 - 7:35 PM

The Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer conceded Wednesday he "wouldn't be surprised" if Andrew Luck (shoulder) missed the entire season.

Keefer's Indy Star colleague, Stephen Holder, also suggested Luck is no lock to play again this year following the setback in his surgically repaired shoulder. To put it frankly, the Colts lied to their fanbase. Owner Jim Irsay stated as late as the final week of preseason that Luck had a chance to play in Week 1, and the Colts activated Luck from the PUP list in what was perceived as a sign he would play inside the first seven weeks. None of those things happened, and the team is now claiming a setback. Luck should have been dropped in re-draft leagues long ago. At this point, we expect Jacoby Brissett to be the Colts' rest-of-season starter.
Oct 18 - 7:18 PM

George Kittle (back, elbow) is practicing fully for Week 7.

Kittle has dealt with multiple injuries this year, but hasn't missed any games. He's on the streaming radar for Week 7 against the Cowboys.
Source: 49ers.com
Oct 18 - 7:10 PM

According to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, Colts RT Denzelle Good (wrist) is "definitely" a candidate to return from injured reserve.

Holder admitted he's not sure of Good's timeline, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll return before the year is out. Good landed on I.R. after suffering a torn wrist ligament in Week 1. Joe Haeg has been filling in at right tackle since then.
Oct 18 - 7:06 PM

Branden Oliver (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 7 against the Broncos.

It looks like Oliver is finally ready to return after sitting out the past two weeks with a hamstring injury. He's merely a change-of-pace option behind workhorse Melvin Gordon.
Oct 18 - 6:59 PM

Melvin Gordon (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

It's a new injury for Gordon. The limited practice suggests it's a non-issue for Week 7. Gordon struggled against Denver earlier this year, but the Broncos are coming off a 100-plus yard game to Orleans Darkwa.
Oct 18 - 6:57 PM

Lions released DE Datone Jones.

Wednesday brought a flurry of roster activity to the Lions, who released Jones, George Johnson and Caraun Reid while bringing in Bryce Harris, Brad Kaaya and Jacquies Smith. Jones didn't see the field during his eight-day tenure with the Lions. The former first-round pick will hope to resurface as a situational pass-rusher.
Oct 18 - 6:54 PM

Cowboys WLB Sean Lee (hamstring) is practicing fully for Week 7.

Lee is healthy coming off the Cowboys' bye. He's on track to play Sunday against the 49ers after missing two games. Lee's return is a huge upgrade to a struggling run defense.
Oct 18 - 6:49 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed he doesn't expect Teddy Bridgewater (knee) to play this week.

"We still don’t know where it’s going to go, where that’s going to lead," said Zimmer. "Everybody is excited about Teddy being back, but he’s got a ways to go. He’s probably not going to play this week, so we need to put the brakes on things a little." Bridgewater drew raves from teammates in his first practice since 2015. He's been working in with the first-team offense, but Bridgewater is at least a week away from returning. Case Keenum remains on track to start against Baltimore.
Oct 18 - 6:21 PM



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