QJake Elliott K PHI (10) 7 hours ago
Head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Elliott is on track for Sunday's game against the Bears, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. "Everything is looking good for him, where he's at right now," Pederson relayed about Elliott. "I do believe that, and I feel in the bottom of my heart, that Jake will be ready."
Elliott sustained a head injury during the opening kickoff of Sunday's contest at Dallas, hitting helmets with Cowboys returner Ryan Switzer and forcing the Eagles to attempt two-point conversions on each of their four second-half touchdowns. With a limited showing Wednesday and attendance at meetings, Elliott has achieved his baseline on neurological testing. However, his final hurdles will be increasing his workload in practice and gaining clearance from an independent neurologist in order to play this weekend.
Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT (9) 7 hours ago
Roethlisberger was a full practice participant Wednesday despite feeling under the weather, Mark Kaboly of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Coming off his best performance of the season last week, Roethlisberger apparently is dealing with a minor illness. He wasn't even listed on Wednesday's injury report, and it can be assumed this is a non-issue if he isn't added to the report Thursday. Roethlisberger and the Steelers will face a struggling Packers squad on Sunday Night Football.
Ed Dickson TE CAR (11) 7 hours ago
Dickson's teammate Greg Olsen (foot) is on track to return for Sunday's game against the Jets, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Dickson enjoyed a few big moments in Olsen's absence, including a memorable 175-yard explosion in a Week 5 win over the Lions. He piled up more yards in that one game than he had in any of his three previous seasons in Carolina, where he's long been limited to a blocking role alongside his prolific position mate. Dickson's solid work this season might push him out of Carolina's price range in the offseason, though his overall track record suggests he'll probably struggle to draw interest from teams in search of a starting tight end. He may have to settle for high-end backup money, which would allow the Panthers to at least take a shot at retaining him.
Jace Billingsley WR DET (7) 7 hours ago
The Lions waived Billingsley on Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.
Billingsley has been on and off with the Lions the past few weeks and will likely head back to Detroit's practice squad if he clears waivers.
QJeff Heuerman TE DEN (5) 7 hours ago
Heuerman (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
With A.J. Derby (shoulder) no longer in the mix, the Broncos' Week 12 tight end corps could once again be led by Austin Traylor and Virgil Green. Of that duo, Traylor represents the better fantasy dart, having hauled in four of his five targets for 36 yards in this past Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bengals.
QEmmanuel Sanders WR DEN (5) 7 hours ago
Sanders (ankle) is observing from the sideline at Wednesday's practice, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
Sanders injured his ankle Week 6 and subsequently missed Weeks 7 and 8, but he returned for the past three games and sandwiched a pair of duds around a 137-yard performance against the Patriots. He's otherwise had 76 yards or less in every game this season, with both of his touchdowns occurring back in Week 2 versus the Cowboys. Given that Sanders wasn't on the injury report last week, his absence from Wednesday's practice hints at a setback of some kind. He did draw 10 targets in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bengals, yet caught just two passes for 15 yards. The Broncos will start Paxton Lynch this Sunday in Oakland.
QDan Bailey K DAL (6) 7 hours ago
Bailey (groin), who is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Chargers, expects to play, David More of The Dallas Morning News reports. "Hopefully I'll be back out there," Bailey said Wednesday. "I mean, I had a good week in practice last week, obviously kicked before the game Sunday just to get the work in, so I'm feeling pretty good."
Indeed, the first inkling Bailey was trending toward a return happened prior to Sunday's loss to the Eagles, when he attempted field goals during pregame warmups. He proceeded to practice on a limited basis this week, but his availability Week 12 may come down to a game-time decision. Even if he ends a four-game absence Thursday, his replacement, Mike Nugent, may still be active as an insurance policy.
QGerald McCoy DL TB (1) 7 hours ago
McCoy (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McCoy has been dealing with a lingering shoulder injury all month, but it's yet to prevent him from playing in a game. Thus, his limitations Wednesday were likely maintenance-related.
Blair Walsh K SEA (6) 8 hours ago
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he still has confidence in Walsh, who came up short on a 52-yard field goal attempt that would've tied the score in the final seconds of Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Falcons, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Walsh converted his other three attempts, but he previously went 0-for-3 in a 17-14 loss to the Redskins in Week 9. His track record suggests he should be on a short leash, which ultimately may be the case as the season progresses. Another poor outing could inspire the Seahawks to bring in other kickers for workouts, but Walsh will at least get another shot Week 12 in San Francisco.
IRDHarry Douglas WR TEN (8) 8 hours ago
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team won't make a decision on Douglas (knee) until later in the week, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Douglas has been on injured reserve all season and presumably won't have much of a role in Tennessee offense whenever he's deemed ready to play. He's been practicing this week, perhaps eyeing Sunday's game in Indianapolis for his first appearance of the season. The 33-year-old won't be any higher than fourth or fifth on the wideout depth chart.