Alterraun Verner DB TB 4 Hrs
Verner (hamstring) will play sparingly in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, the Tampa Bay Tribune's Roy Cummings reports.
Verner has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since before the team's first preseason game. With he and fellow corner Mike Jenkins missing both preseason contests, the Buccaneers are perilously thin in the secondary with only two weeks remaining until the regular season begins.
Thad Lewis QB BUF 5 Hrs
Lewis saw no meaningful action in team drills during Wednesday's practice, the second straight day that's happened, The Buffalo News reports.
It's been a lackluster summer for Lewis, and after completing just 1-of-6 passes for 18 yards with an interception during Saturday's preseason loss in Pittsburgh, it looks like Jeff Tuel may have officially passed him for the No. 2 job behind EJ Manuel.
Mike Jenkins DB TB 5 Hrs
Jenkins (leg) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports.
Jenkins has been sidelined with a lower-leg injury since before the first preseason game. With Jenkins missing both preseason games and fellow corner Alterraun Verner dealing with his own injury, the Buccaneers is perilously thin in the secondary with only two weeks remaining until the regular season begins.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 5 Hrs
Bell did not travel with the team for Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
The Steelers have not commented on Bell's status, but it appears that he will not play in the team's third exhibition game after being arrested on marijuana-related charges Wednesday. It remains to be seen what type of impact Wednesday's incident will have on Bell's status beyond Thursday's game.
Charlie Whitehurst QB TEN 6 Hrs
Whitehurst (finger) did not practice on Wednesday, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
It was the third straight missed day for Whitehurst, who injured the finger in last Friday's loss to New Orleans. Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has yet to decide if his top backup QB will play on Saturday against the Falcons.
Asa Jackson DB BAL 6 Hrs
Jackson (ankle) could play in Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins, The Ravens' official website reports.
Health permitting, Jackson figures to open the season as the Ravens' No. 3 cornerback, though there's some chance that Chykie Brown is still in the mix for that role. With Lardarius Webb (back) looking uncertain for Week 1, Jackson could come into some surprising early-season IDP value.
Owen Daniels TE BAL 6 Hrs
Daniels has missed the last three practices to rest his fatigued legs, The Ravens' official website reports.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Daniels isn't dealing with any specific injury, adding that the tight end will likely return to practice before the end of the week. While this doesn't seem to endanger Daniels' status for Week 1, it's a bit concerning for the veteran tight end in light of a previous report which indicated that he's looked slow throughout training camp. Not only does Daniels not seem like a threat to Dennis Pitta's targets, but the 31-year-old may need to fend off second-year fullback Kyle Juszczyk for playing time. Though he's technically listed as the starting fullback, Juszczyk largely played tight end in college, as he's more in the mold of an H-back than a traditional lead blocker.
Jimmy Smith DB BAL 6 Hrs
Smith (chest) will likely play in Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins, The Ravens' official website reports.
Though he coughed up blood after getting hurt during the last exhibition game, Smith seems to have avoided a serious injury. Of the Ravens' starting cornerbacks, Lardarius Webb (back) is in much greater danger of missing Week 1 against the Bengals.
Lardarius Webb DB BAL 6 Hrs
Webb (back) will not play this preseason, The Ravens' official website reports.
Previously ruled out for the first two exhibition games, Webb still hopes to be ready for Week 1 against the Bengals. If he isn't able to play, the Ravens will turn to either Asa Jackson (ankle), Chykie Brown or Dominique Franks to start across from Jimmy Smith (chest). While never a great source of tackles, Webb does have excellent ball skills, which boosts his value in IDP leagues that emphasize pass defenses and/or interceptions.
Rodger Saffold STL 6 Hrs
Saffold (shoulder) is participating in practice again, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
A healthy Saffold will help the Rams quite a bit, as he's a projected starter and the depth is not great along the line. His play will be one of the keys to Zac Stacy improving on a solid rookie campaign.