Juwan Thompson (knee) practicing in full
Juwan Thompson | DEN
(October 30, 2014 6:32 PM EDT)
Broncos RB Juwan Thompson is listed on the Week 9 injury report with a knee issue, but is practicing in full.
He'll be good to go for Sunday's showdown with the Pats. Thompson is an RB4 entirely reliant on vulturing scores from Ronnie Hillman.
Michael Floyd (knee) practicing in full
Michael Floyd | ARZ
(October 30, 2014 6:28 PM EDT)
Michael Floyd is listed on the Week 9 injury report with a knee issue, but practicing in full.
Floyd tweaked his knee against the Eagles, but remained in the game. Particularly with six teams on bye this week, owners have to shake off Floyd's Week 8 doughnut and fire him up as a high-upside WR2.
CJ?K moping about reduced role for Jets
Chris Johnson | NYJ
(October 30, 2014 6:09 PM EDT)
Jets RB Chris Johnson says he has "nothing to be excited about or look forward to" because he isn't playing enough.
Ever the team player, Johnson said he doesn't want to be viewed as a "complainer," but then went on to heartily complain about his role. "This is the first time I've ever felt this type of frustration, but there's nothing I can really do about it right now," Johnson said. Averaging just eight touches over his past five games, Johnson is managing a modest 4.0 yards per carry this season. Considering his usage, that number should be much higher. A shell of the player who rushed for 2,000 yards in 2009, Johnson will soon be out of the league if he can't accept that he's a role player at this stage of his career.
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Trent Richardson absent from injury report
Trent Richardson | IND
(October 30, 2014 5:56 PM EDT)
Trent Richardson (hamstring) is absent from the Week 9 injury report.
It means he's all-systems-go for Monday's game against the Giants after being limited to emergency duties in Week 8. Speaking Thursday, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he planned to employ his standard two-back attack of Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw in New York. That should mean 15-20 touches for T-Rich, and looks around the goal-line. Richardson is an RB2 for Week 9 despite his 3.5 YPC.
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Romo (back) will wear extra padding if active
Tony Romo | DAL
(October 30, 2014 5:53 PM EDT)
Tony Romo (back) will wear extra padding if he's active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
It's something Romo has done often in the past as he's battled through all manner of ailments. Romo has yet to practice this week, and it's unclear if he'll do so on Friday. Another missed practice won't necessarily mean he won't suit up against Arizona, but it will leave him as a game-time decision, at best.
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Saints promote LB Todd Davis to 53-man roster
Todd Davis | NO
(October 30, 2014 5:40 PM EDT)
Saints promoted LB Todd Davis from the practice squad.
Veteran TE Tom Crabtree, who had been on the roster for two days, was waived in a corresponding roster move. An undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State, Davis will offer depth on special teams.
Travis Kelce (ribs) upgraded to 'full' Thurs.
Travis Kelce | KC
(October 30, 2014 5:18 PM EDT)
Travis Kelce (ribs) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.
It's a similar routine to the one he followed in Week 8 before suiting up. Going up against a Jets defense that bleeds passing touchdowns, Kelce is a strong bet to find the end zone.
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Andre Ellington remains limited on Thursday
Andre Ellington | ARZ
(October 30, 2014 5:16 PM EDT)
Andre Ellington (foot) remained limited on Thursday.
As is his routine. Ellington will be good to go for Week 9, where he'll take on a Cowboys run defense surrendering 4.8 yards per carry.
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Donald Brown (concussion) practicing in full
Donald Brown | SD
(October 30, 2014 4:58 PM EDT)
Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) is practicing in full for Week 9.
Brown is finally ready to return after missing the Chargers' past three games. It's unclear what his role will be against the Dolphins, as Branden Oliver has performed well as an every-down back in Brown's absence. We wouldn't expect Brown to handle more than 5-6 touches.
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Charles Clay (knee) 'limited,' as usual
Charles Clay | MIA
(October 30, 2014 4:55 PM EDT)
Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) remained "limited" Thursday.
The mid-range TE2 will be fine for Week 9.
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