QCharcandrick West RB KC (5) 14 hours ago
West (ankle sprain) won't practice Thursday, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.
What West is able to do at practice Friday will be telling with regard to his status for Sunday night's game against the Steelers, but these days he's behind Spencer Ware (with Jamaal Charles working back from a knee injury) in the Chiefs' RB pecking order, which limits West's fantasy value to deeper formats.
IRLawrence Thomas DL NYJ (11) 14 hours ago
Thomas (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve, the team announced Thursday.
Just a day after head coach Todd Bowles originally said that Thomas would miss "at least a couple weeks" with a torn labrum, Thomas was placed on injured reserve, so the timetable for his return is still up in the air. Sheldon Richardson and Jarvis Jenkins will likely see an increase in snaps with Thomas out. Jeremy Ross was signed Thursday to the team's open roster spot.
QDez Bryant WR DAL (7) 15 hours ago
Bryant has been fined by the Cowboys following his absence from the team Monday through Wednesday this week, the Dallas Morning News reports,
Injured on the initial drive of Sunday night's win against the Bears, Bryant wasn't receptive to news that the ailment may be serious and subsequently missed treatment and team meetings through Wednesday. Hence, the reason an MRI was delayed until midweek, when the Cowboys learned Bryant has a lateral hairline fracture of the tibial plateau in his right knee. According to Todd Archer of ESPN.com, head coach Jason Garrett said Bryant will miss a second consecutive practice Thursday, but the wideout cannot yet be ruled out for Sunday's game in San Francisco. If he's unable to take the field in Week 4, it could mark the first of multiple absences.
QRashad Jennings RB NYG (8) 15 hours ago
Art Stapleton of The Record relays that Jennings (thumb) was spotted "working in positional drills, including catching the football" Thursday.
Meanwhile, ESPN's Jordan Raananhas suggested that Jennings is unlikely to play Monday night against the Vikings, though Stapleton's report hints that the door is not yet closed on Jennings improving enough in the coming days to give it a go. We'll circle back later Thursday to report Jennings' official level of practice participation.
Jeremy Ross WR NYJ (11) 15 hours ago
Ross was signed by the Jets, the team announced on Thursday.
Ross was just cut by New York just before the start of the regular season, but with primary kick returner Jalin Marshall (shoulder) now set to be out for multiple weeks, Ross is in line to take over all return duties for the team. If he is productive while Marshall is out, it's possible Ross may secure a roster spot for the remainder of the season.
QNat Berhe DB NYG (8) 15 hours ago
Berhe (concussion) is currently going through protocol and did not practice Thursday, Tom Rock of Newsday Sports reports.
Berhe reportedly arrived Wednesday with a headache and was not feeling well. He will need to go through protocol and be cleared before Sunday to have any chance of playing. With the Giants already down a pair of safeties, Berhe's absence could have a severe impact on the team's secondary.
QSammy Watkins WR BUF (10) 15 hours ago1 Comment
Watkins (foot) was not spotted at Thursday's practice, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.
Watkins could get some work in behind the scenes Thursday, but early signs point to him sitting out for the second day in a row. Watkins was held out of practice all last week yet was not ruled out until Sunday, so a decision on his Week 4 availability will not necessarily depend on his participation in practice over the next couple days. However, he would certainly help his chances if he is able to get some work in by the end of Friday's session.
Vontaze Burfict LB CIN (9) 16 hours ago
Burfict is expected to play 25-35 snaps in his season debut Thursday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
It's always possible Burfict could play more than expected, but he just rejoined the Bengals earlier this week after serving a three-game suspension, and it appears he will be eased back into action with the team on a short week. If Burfict is indeed placed on a snap count Thursday, it seems likely he will be able to handle a full workload in Week 5 and beyond.
QEric Decker WR NYJ (11) 16 hours ago
Decker (shoulder) did not take part in Thursday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Decker was present at Thursday's session, but he did not warm up beforehand and was an observer for the second day in a row. It remains to be seen if he will be healthy enough to suit up for Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks, but he is expected to undergo an MRI at some point this week in an effort to get a closer look at his injury.
QRashad Jennings RB NYG (8) 16 hours ago
Jennings (thumb) is unlikely to play in Monday's game against the Vikings, ESPN.com reports.
The last report on Jennings' status a few days ago indicated he may be able to return to action in Week 4, but the latest update points to him missing his second straight game. Jennings' availability for Week 4 will not ultimately be determined for a few more days, but if he is unable to go Monday, Orleans Darkwa would likely get the start in his place.