QRobert Woods WR BUF (10) 48 minutes ago
Woods, who's missed the last two games with a sprained left knee, will practice on a limited basis Wednesday.
The Bills are expecting Woods to return this week, which would give them a look they've barely seen all season with Woods as the No. 2 receiver and Sammy Watkins as the top dog. If Woods does suit up, perhaps that tandem can give a boost to the league's 32nd-ranked passing attack.
Josh Huff WR TB (6) 59 minutes ago1 Comment
Huff, whose Tuesday promotion to the practice squad included a new two-year contract with the Bucs, is working diligently to be ready for game action against the Saints in Week 14, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
The Bucs apparently thought enough of Huff's potential to lock him up for the next two seasons, despite his recent legal troubles. He'd do well to start delivering on his potential right away, as the team's injury-depleted receiver corps is what prompted his promotion in the first place. For his part, Huff has his nose to the grindstone this week in an effort to be ready for his Week 14 active status. "The chemistry is coming along good with Jameis (Winston)," Huff said. "Every day I'm staying after practice to work on some type of chemistry, some type of routes. I think I'm doing a great job so far with it. He's starting to trust me. I just can't wait to get into action."
QBraxton Miller WR HOU (9) 1 hour ago
Miller has been diagnosed with a shoulder sprain and could play Sunday against the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
Miller laid on the field for quite some time after injuring his shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Packers, but he appears to have avoided any sort of serious setback, as he is considered day-to-day. Miller's availability for Week 14 will likely depend on how much work he is able to get in at practice over the next several days.
Shaq Lawson DL BUF (10) 1 hour ago
Lawson is expected to start this week against the Steelers, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's going to play a lot more. He's going to be our starter this week and he's earned it," said coach Ryan on the Rex Ryan. "He does a great job shedding blocks. This is what we knew about him. I think the time he missed with all of training camp set him back, but you're starting to notice him more and more. This is what we really like about this young man. He plays extremely hard and he's only going to get better."
Lawson's stats -- nine tackles and two sacks in six games -- have been modest so far, and with Lorenzo Alexander and jerry Hughes working on the outside in most of the team's looks, we'd still expect the rookie to sit his share of plays. Still, the 6-6 Bills likely want to start planning ahead, and Lawson's expected to be a key piece next season.
QRyan Mathews RB PHI (4) 1 hour ago
Head coach Doug Pederson confirmed prior to Wednesday's practice that Mathews (knee) will be able to participate in the Eagles' first session of the week.
It was announced Monday that Mathews would return to practice Wednesday, and after avoiding any setbacks the last couple days, it appears he will do just that. It will not be clear until after practice if Mathews was limited at all, but his participation Wednesday at any level puts him on the right track toward returning to action Sunday against the Redskins.
OUTJason Pierre-Paul DL NYG (8) 4 hours ago4 Comments
Pierre-Paul will miss at least six weeks after surgery to repair a hernia, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports.
Pierre-Paul sustained the ailment in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh and didn't return. Pierre-Paul had 5.5 sacks in his last three games, so this is a big loss for the Giants defense.
QTom Savage QB HOU (9) 6 hours ago
Savage, who was inactive Week 13 due to an infection in his elbow, is expected to be active for Week 14 against Indianapolis, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Savage has taken antibiotics for the infection and was doing better, according to Houston head coach Bill O'Brien, who added that he'll be better able to gauge Savage's availability Wednesday. The 26-year-old Savage is Houston's top backup at quarterback and is first in line should Brock Osweiler get injured or his level of play drop off to the point that O'Brien has to make a change.
Bradley Roby DB DEN (11) 12 hours ago
Roby recorded three tackles, two passes defended, and a pick-six in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
Roby stepped in front of a shallow cross in the third quarter and returned it 51 yards to put the Broncos up by two scores. Much is made of the Broncos' top two corners - Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr., but Roby has more than held his own this season. He leads the team with 102 interception return yards.
Virgil Green TE DEN (11) 12 hours ago
Green failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
Dancing around in the pocket, rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch lofted a ball down field on a broken play that just missed Green's outstretched hands. The talented blocker hasn't gotten much love in recent weeks, with no receptions in back-to-back games. The Broncos seem to be trending toward keeping Green on as a blocker, but moving toward recent acquisition A.J. Derby in passing situations.
Brandon McManus K DEN (11) 12 hours ago
McManus converted two extra points and field goals of 32 and 41 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
The pendulum-legged kicker has been among the league's most consistent performers with at least two field goals in 10 of 12 games this season, including nine straight games. He currently ranks sixth in the league with 25 field goals.