SUSJosh Gordon WR CLE (13) 4 hours ago
Gordon, who remains suspended by the NFL through Week 4 for violations of the league's substance abuse policies, released a statement Thursday relaying his decision to "enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility," ESPN.com reports. "After careful thought and deep consideration I've decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility," Gordon said in the statement.
Meanwhile, Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown noted in a statement of his own, that Gordon's "singular focus must be on his own health. We want nothing more than for Josh to be successful personally and professionally and will not comment on his status with the organization at this time." The wideout's return to the playing field is thus on hold, with no timetable outlined for when he might rejoin the Browns. Heading in Week 4, Terrelle Pryor and Andrew Hawkins are listed as the team's starting wideouts, with Corey Coleman sidelined by a hand injury. Gordon's continued absence, coupled with Coleman's injury, extends the window in which Pryor profiles as the team's top option at the position.
Brandon Linder JAC (5) 4 hours ago
Linder (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Linder was inactive for Week 3's loss to the Ravens and was sidelined for Wednesday's practice as he dealt with a knee injury. His full return to practice is a reassuring sign that the guard will be ready to go for Week 4's tilt with the Colts, although the team has yet to confirm his status.
Prince Amukamara DB JAC (5) 4 hours ago
Amukamara (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Amukamara was limited in practice on Wednesday but returned to field as a full participant Thursday, a sign that the veteran has pretty good odds of playing Sunday against the Jaguars. If he is cleared to play he could see his reps monitored, meaning Josh Johnson and Dwayne Gratz could potentially be the only reserved cornerbacks.
QMohamed Sanu WR ATL (11) 5 hours ago
Sanu (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
While Sanu watched his teammates proceed through drills rather than participate Wednesday, McClure relayed that the wide receiver is expected to play in Sunday's divisional matchup against the Panthers. A return Thursday, albeit in a limited fashion, puts Sanu on the road to active status in Week 4, but his shoulder injury could continue to impact his activity level in advance of the contest.
Matt Forte RB NYJ (11) 5 hours ago
Forte (knee) practiced fully Thursday.
The Jets plan to limit Forte on Wednesdays, but he's in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Through three weeks, Forte has logged 67 carries, a figure topped only by LeGarrette Blount (75), Lamar Miller (74) and Ezekiel Elliott (71). In the process, Forte has racked up 261 rushing yards with three TDs, to go along with nine catches for 67 yards.
QTaiwan Jones RB OAK (10) 5 hours ago
Jones (knee) returned to practice on Thursday.
Jones has been nursing a knee injury since Week 2 and while he was active for Week 3, he failed to record a carry. However, he continues to play a role in the kickoff return game, as he has fielded kick returns in every game this season. A return to the practice field is a reassuring sign that Jones will be ready for Sunday's tilt with the undefeated Ravens, but look for an official announcement to be made as the weekend approaches.
QMarvin Jones WR DET (10) 5 hours ago
Jones (hamstring) appeared on the Lions' injury report Thursday as a limited practice participant.
During his tenure in Cincinnati, Jones' practice reps were impacted on three separate occasions due to a hamstring injury, and he even missed a preseason game in 2013 with such an ailment. Considering he was able to fit in a portion of Thursday's practice, the concern should remain muted for now. In the end, his activity level Friday will shed light on his Week 4 availability at Chicago.
OUTJonathan Grimes RB HOU (9) 5 hours ago
Grimes (ankle) has been ruled out for a month due to a cracked fibula, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Injuries continue to decimate the Texans' this season, but Grimes is expected to make a full recovery. The back has logged four carries for 12 yards and hauled in five receptions for 28 yards so far this season, but will now be sidelined until late October at the earliest. Alfred Blue and Tyler Ervin are expected to see increased carries in Grimes absence.
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 5 hours ago
Jones (calf) logged another limited practice Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. "I feel really good," Jones said afterward. "I feel good about the way I played in the game [Monday]. I didn't have any setbacks. I'm not injured or anything like that."
Jones was the most-used Falcon wideout in Monday's win at New Orleans, scooping up 47 of the 64 on offense, but he was otherwise silent in the box score, despite receiving a team-high seven targets. Among those, he hauled in just one for seven yards, which marked the first time he's managed one (or fewer receptions) since Week 4 of the 2012 season. Owners should thus chalk up the performance as an aberration rather than the beginning of a trend.
SUSRandy Gregory DL DAL (7) 5 hours ago
Gregory (suspension) was suspended for an additional 10 games and won't be eligible to return until Monday, December 19.
Gregory is suspended for a grand total of 14 games due to multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy. It comes as disappointing news for the Cowboys, as substance abuse issues have clouded Gregory's once promising NFL career. Once he is eligible to return, he could compete for a starting defensive end position with the likes of Jack Crawford.