Kenny Britt WR STL 17 Hrs
Britt (hip) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Over the last five games, Britt has averaged three receptions (on 5.4 targets) for 46.4 yards, with one total touchdown grab. The big play threat has been good for 15.5 YPC, which has included four catches of 20-plus yards and one for more than 40 yards. Although he logged a limited showing Wednesday, owners should watch his status closely as the weekend approaches to learn his availability for Sunday's game in San Francisco.
Steve McLendon DL PIT 17 Hrs
McLendon (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Scott Brown of ESPN reports.
Apparently recovered from his injury two weeks ago, McLendon missing a game as important as the Ravens matchup would be a shock.
Mark Ingram RB NO 18 Hrs7 Comments
With Pierre Thomas ruled out and Khiry Robinson listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Panthers, Ingram could be in for another big workload. In Sunday night's rout of the Packers, Ingram received 54 of the Saints' 68 offensive snaps (79 percent).
While he hasn't yet been ruled out, Robinson's status for the tilt in Carolina looks shaky, at best, as he was unable to practice at all on Tuesday, after missing the game against Green Bay. Ingram ran all over the Packers' shoddy run defense on Sunday, rushing for a career-high 172 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown run that put the nail in the Packers' proverbial coffin. While the strength of the Panthers' defense last season was their ability to stop the run, they rank 31st in the league in defending the run this season, so Ingram has another great opportunity to post big fantasy numbers, particularly with a number of top running backs on bye.
Ryan Clark DB WAS 18 Hrs
Clark (ankle/shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Washington's official site reports.
Aside from a 15-tackle outburst in Week 4 against the Giants, Clark has totaled 30 tackles (18 solo) and a half sack in Washington's seven other contests. Expect his status to receive clarity as the week continues onward.
Ronnie Hillman RB DEN 18 Hrs4 Comments
Though Hillman was limited Wednesday due to a shoulder injury that he suffered during practice, ESPN.com relays that the running back was able to stay on the field and do some work in drills as the session continued.
"He just landed funny," coach John Fox said of the issue that caused Hillman to be listed as limited Wednesday. While the report does not confirm that Hillman is on track to play Sunday against the Patriots, that the running back stayed on the field after tweaking his shoulder appears to be a positive indicator on that front. More on Hillman's status Thursday.
Khiry Robinson RB NO 18 Hrs
Robinson (arm) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Panthers, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
After missing Sunday night's tilt against the Packers, Robinson was unable to practice at all on Tuesday, leaving his status is very much in doubt for Thursday. If Robinson is unable to play, Mark Ingram - who posted a career-high 172 yards against Green Bay - would likely be the biggest beneficiary.
Alan Branch DL NE 20 Hrs
Branch signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
The move was expected, but not finalized until Wednesday, with linebacker Deontae Skinner released in a corresponding move. The addition of Branch bolsters the interior of the Patriots' defensive line, which also features the likes of Vince Wilfork, Casey Walker and Chris Jones.
Robert Griffin QB WAS 20 Hrs3 Comments
Griffin (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Since returning to practice last Wednesday, Griffin's rapid progress is aiding the belief that he'll be able to return Sunday at Minnesota. Once he finds comfort in the pocket, he'll likely receive the all clear from team doctors, which could occur by week's end. Colt McCoy's performance Monday in Dallas -- 25-of-30 passing for 299 yards, one interception, and one rushing touchdown -- provides a fair fallback option, but coach Jay Gruden may soon have Washington's franchise cornerstone at his disposal.
Anthony Dixon RB BUF 20 Hrs
Dixon was on the field for 41-of-55 snaps on offense in Week 8's win over the Jets, wgr550.com reports.
Meanwhile, in the absence of both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, fellow RB Bryce Brown was on the field for 14 snaps this past Sunday. Neither back churned out many yards per carry in the contest -- Dixon had 22 carries for 44 yards, while Brown ran seven times for 15 yards -- but for now, Dixon seems a decent bet to start again once the Bills return to action from their Week 9 bye. That assumes Fred Jackson's continued absence, though in such a scenario it's not difficult to imagine Brown close the gap some in terms of his snap count (in relation to Dixon's) in Week 10's contest against the Chiefs on Nov. 9.
Donald Brown RB SD 20 Hrs
Brown (concussion) practiced Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Brown's status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins is still cloudy, but his return to practice Wednesday is clearly a step in the right direction for the running back, who last saw game action in Week 5. With Ryan Mathews iffy this week and the team on bye in Week 10, the Chargers may continue to feature Branden Oliver on Sunday, with an eye toward having an intact backfield on hand in Week 11.