Eric Decker WR NYJ 8 Hrs
Decker (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Saturday and is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Bears, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Although Decker did not practice Friday, he was seen running and cutting on the injured hamstring during the portion of practice open to the media. His ability to log a limited practice Saturday would seem to suggest his chances of playing against Chicago are at least slightly better than 50-50, especially after coach Rex Ryan said Decker didn't necessarily need to practice in order to play, but Mehta went on to say Decker will likely end up being a true game-time call.
Dee Milliner DB NYJ 8 Hrs
Milliner (hamstring/quad) didn't practice Saturday and is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Bears, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
The Jets will likely be forced to try to slow the Bears' passing attack with Antonio Allen and Darrin Walls on the outside, which could prove to be a tall task. Milliner was torched by Jordy Nelson and the Packers last week, but he is still one of New York's top cover corners.
Alshon Jeffery WR CHI 8 Hrs
Jeffery (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Jets, the Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer reports.
He will join Brandon Marshall as questionable to play Monday, but of course last week when both wide receivers were questionable, they both ended up playing against the 49ers. Through two games, Jeffery has eight catches for 118 yards and no scores, so he's less of a must-start than Marshall. Given the fact that it's the last game of the week, owners will once again be forced to make a tough decision about what to do with Jeffery in advance of the matchup against the Jets.
Matt Slauson CHI 8 Hrs
Slauson (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Jets.
Slauson and fellow guard Roberto Garza (ankle) will miss a second straight game after suffering Week 1 injuries, leaving the Bears a little thin along the offensive line.
Roberto Garza CHI 8 Hrs
Garza (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Jets.
The high-ankle sprain he suffered in Week 1 will sideline Garza for a second straight week.
Jeremiah Ratliff DL CHI 8 Hrs
Ratliff (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Jets.
He suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the 49ers, and apparently did not pass through the league's concussion protocol in time to be cleared for Monday's game. Consider him week-to-week moving forward.
Shea McClellin LB CHI 8 Hrs
McClellin (hand) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Jets.
Look for Christian Jones to see most of the snaps at strongside linebacker Monday as the Bears try to contain the Jets' ground attack.
Charles Johnson WR MIN 9 Hrs1 Comment
The Vikings signed Johnson off the Browns' practice squad Saturday, Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com reports.
Rodney Smith's hamstring injury has depleted an already-thin receiving corps, so the Vikings went ahead and plucked Johnson from the Browns. It's hard to imagine Johnson making much of an impact, though he did play under coach Norv Turner last season when Turner was the offensive coordinator for Cleveland.
Brandon Marshall WR CHI 9 Hrs
Marshall (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Saturday and is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Jets, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Marshall's ability to practice, albeit on a limited basis, bodes well for his chances of suiting up for the team's Week 3 matchup against the Jets. He missed practice both Thursday and Friday, but Marshall did not practice at all last week and still went on to haul in three touchdowns in the team's 28-20 win over San Francisco. Owners will ideally have another option in the Monday game to turn to should he be inactive, but Marshall is worth rolling the dice on even for those who do not.
Darrin Reaves RB CAR 9 Hrs
The Panthers are expected to activated Reaves from the practice squad prior to Sunday's game, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
An undrafted rookie out of Alabama-Birmingham, Reaves will serve as insurance in case DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is unable to go against Pittsburgh. Fozzy Whittaker (quad) is doubtful after sitting out practice all week.