A. J. Green WR CIN 34 Mins
Green (right toe) was limited at Thursday's practice, the Bengals' official site reports.
The report notes that Green ran some routes and caught some passes early in practice Thursday, though at this stage the wideout does not appear to be a lock to play this weekend. That said, ESPN.com relays that coach Marvin Lewis expects Green to play against Tennessee on Sunday, but we suspect that the odds in that regard could tilt one way or the other, based on how Friday's practice goes for the wideout.
Kelvin Benjamin WR CAR 44 Mins
Benjamin (knee) practiced fully Thursday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Benjamin's absence Wednesday appears to be a rest day, as he was unhinged in drills just one day later. Unless a setback occurs, expect him to take the field Sunday versus the Steelers with 16 targets to his name in his rookie campaign.
Rod Streater WR OAK 45 Mins
Streater (hip) did not practice Thursday, CSNBayArea.com reports.
Streater has been a spectator the past two days due to a hip flexor injury, suffered during the second half of last Sunday's loss to the Texans. However, he still thinks he'll be ready to go this Sunday against New England, but for that to be realistic, Streater will likely need to log at least a limited practice Friday. If he ends up sitting, Denarius Moore would likely step into the starting role opposite James Jones, while Andre Holmes would be a candidate for increased looks as well.
Mike Tolbert RB CAR 47 Mins
Tolbert (chest) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
During the post-practice media session, coach Ron Rivera relayed that he believes Tolbert will suit up Sunday against the Steelers. However, if DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is deemed healthy enough to play, Tolbert's snaps would likely be contained to the goal line against a porous Steelers run defense (170 yards allowed per game this season).
Cecil Shorts WR JAC 51 Mins
Shorts (hamstring) was limited at practice Thursday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.
That said, coach Gus Bradley indicated that Shorts continues to look good at practice, a well-timed development, considering that Marqise Lee is out this week and Allen Hurns is iffy.
Maurice Jones-Drew RB OAK 56 Mins
Jones-Drew (hand) returned to practice Thursday, CSNBayArea.com reports.
Sporting extra protection on his surgically-repaired right hand, Jones-Drew took part in individual drills during the portion of practice open the media Thursday. The activity represents Jones-Drew's first of any kind in practice since undergoing the procedure back on Sept. 8. Look for the team to provide clarification on his participation level later in the day, but Jones-Drew's ability to practice, even on a limited basis, bodes well for his chances of suiting up this Sunday against New England. If he play, Jones-Drew should carry the load for Oakland, despite totaling just 11 yards on nine carries in the regular season opener.
Jason Avant WR CAR 57 Mins
Coach Ron Rivera expressed concern about Avant's (thigh) ability to take the field Sunday against the Steelers, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Avant missed practice for a second consecutive day, and reportedly, his leg tightened up when he attempted to perform work on the side. As such, he's a question mark heading into the weekend, with Friday's injury report possibly clearing up his availability, one way or the other.
Clay Harbor TE JAC 58 Mins
Harbor (calf) returned to a limited practice Thursday, John Oesher of Jaguars.com reports.
It was Harbor's first practice since early in training camp, but his potential return is of some significance now, given that Marcedes Lewis has landed on IR/designated for return.
Toby Gerhart RB JAC 1 Hr
Gerhart (ankle) returned to a limited practice Thursday, John Oesher of Jaguars.com reports.
Gerhart's Week 2 practice participation followed a similar pattern, though in order for him to be listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Colts, he'll presumably need to practice in full Friday.
DeAngelo Williams RB CAR 1 Hr
Williams (thigh) didn't practice Thursday but fit in significant work on the side, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Despite missing practice for a second day in a row, coach Ron Rivera expressed optimism regarding Williams' status heading into the weekend, especially when compared with injured teammates Jason Avant (thigh) and Fozzy Whittaker (quadriceps). With a friendly matchup on tap Sunday night against the Steelers, who have allowed 340 rushing yards so far this season, Williams would be a decent RB option in Week 3, if he achieves active status.