Ahmad Bradshaw RB IND 18 Hrs4 Comments
Bradshaw (rest) sat out Wednesday's practice, the Colts' official site reports.
Though Bradshaw tweaked his ankle this past Sunday, it's evidently not an injury concern for him at this time, based on the Colts' current practice participation/injury report. Look for Bradshaw to either be listed as probable or be altogether removed from the Colts' injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Ravens
Bernard Pierce RB BAL 18 Hrs
Pierce (thigh) practiced fully Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Though listed as active, Pierce was held out of action in Week 4 as a precaution, but even if he is healthy enough to log action Sunday against the Colts, a wait-and-see approach is in order, with Justin Forsett (now listed ahead of Pierce in the Ravens' posted depth chart) and Lorenzo Taliaferro also in the team's running back mix.
Markus Wheaton WR PIT 18 Hrs
Wheaton (groin) was limited at Wednesday's practice, the Steelers' official site reports.
So far there is nothing to suggest that Wheaton's status for Sunday's game against the Jaguars is in peril. He remains the Steelers' clear-cut No. 2 wideout behind Antonio Brown, while averaging 56.8 receiving yards per game (without a TD) in the process thus far.
Lance Briggs LB CHI 18 Hrs
Briggs (knee) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, the Bears' official site reports.
Briggs is well off his typical pace, with 18 tackles (14 solo) and no other counting stats in four outings. Age could be catching up with the 11-year veteran, as his IDP appeal wanes, and now his availability for Sunday's game at Carolina is in question.
Derek Carr QB OAK 18 Hrs
Carr (ankle, knee) said Wednesday that he is confident he will be healthy enough to play Oct. 12 against the Chargers, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Not only did Carr suffer a sprained MCL during the third quarter of Sunday's loss to Miami, he also suffered a dreaded high-ankle sprain, putting his status for Week 6 in question. He seems optimistic about playing against San Diego following the team's Week 5 bye, but his participation in practice next week will ultimately determine his availability. Matt McGloin filled in after Carr went down last week, but Matt Schaub (personal), who returned to the team Wednesday, would presumably get the nod if Carr can't go.
De'Anthony Thomas RB KC 18 Hrs
Thomas (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday, the Chiefs' official site reports.
In the long-term, Thomas is a candidate help fill the void created by the offseason departure of the versatile Dexter McCluster, but upon his initial return to action, he's likely to make his primary impact in the Chiefs' return game.
Jared Allen DL CHI 18 Hrs
Allen (illness) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, the Bears' official site reports.
After a bout with pneumonia, which brought to a close a run of 113 consecutive starts, Allen's presence at practice is encouraging, no matter his activity level. He must build up his strength in the coming days and weeks, though, which could hinder his ability to return Sunday at Carolina. As a result, IDP owners should keep a close eye on the pass rusher as the weekend approaches.
Jamaal Charles RB KC 18 Hrs7 Comments
Charles (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Chiefs' official site reports.
With no reported setbacks with his ankle injury Monday night against the Patriots, we suspect that Charles' limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related. We'll let you know if that assessment changes.
Matt Schaub QB OAK 18 Hrs
Schaub (personal) has rejoined the team and was at the facility Wednesday, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Schaub left the team prior to its Sept. 21 matchup against New England to attend to a personal matter, but he's now back and will presumably practice in full leading up to Week 6. The Raiders are on bye this week. Starter Derek Carr suffered a high-ankle sprain and a sprained MCL in this past Sunday's loss to Miami, which could open the door for Schaub to see some first-team reps, though Carr said he is confident he'll be healthy enough to play Oct. 12 against San Diego.
Marvin Jones WR CIN 18 Hrs
Jones tweaked his ankle during Monday's practice, Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Jones has already missed three games this season with a foot injury, but it appears this new ailment is not directly related. He was originally targeting a Week 5 return against the Patriots, but this recent development may put that notion in question. Jones' practice participation is surely something worth monitoring, especially for fantasy owners hoping to have the Bengals' No. 2 wideout in their lineups this week.