10/09/15 - Karlos Williams, Florida St, Bills RB Karlos Williams (concussion) was ruled out for Week 5 by the Bills.
Williams, the only NFL player with a touchdown in every game this season, won't get a chance to make it five in a row Sunday against the Titans.
10/08/15 - John Timu, Wash, Undrafted LB John Timu, who was waived by the Bears Tuesday, was signed to the practice squad Thursday (Oct. 8). Timu appeared in the first four games this season with the Bears after entering the NFL with Chicago as an undrafted rookie out of Washington.
10/08/15 - Craig Mager, Texas St, Chargers CB Craig Mager (hamstring), who has missed two games, didn't work on Thursday.
10/08/15 - Ramik Wilson, Georgia, Chiefs ILB Ramik Wilson will likely get his first NFL start on Sunday against the Chicago Bears at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs' fourth-round selection in the 2015 draft has eight tackles on defense over the season's first four games.
10/08/15 - DeVante Parker, Louisville, Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (four receptions, 49 yards, no touchdowns) still hasn't become a factor in the offense, and had a penalty negate a TD from WR Jarvis Landry last week against the New York Jets. Parker said he's healthy, but the Dolphins have been slow to integrate him into the rotation alongside Landry, Rishard Matthews, Greg Jennings and Kenny Stills.
10/08/15 - Hroniss Grasu, Va Tech, Bears C Hroniss Grasu shared some snaps at center Wednesday and Thursday with G Matt Slauson. Against Oakland, Slauson moved over to the position from left guard last week when starting C Will Montgomery was lost for the year with a broken leg. The Bears are not saying until just before the game whether Slauson or the rookie will start at center, although it's likely both will be active for the contest.
"Three years ago we went through three centers and went to the Super Bowl," head coach John Fox said. "It's part of the game."
Cutler pointed out Grasu would be the youngest center he's ever worked with if he plays.
"I've always had older centers who make your life a little bit easier," Cutler said. "So Hroniss would be the youngest guy but it's fine. I mean, he's going to go out there and he'll play his butt off. If we go with Slaw, we've already had one game under our belt."
Offensive coordinator Adam Gase indicated a group dynamic is involved in the decision.
"I think it's going to be more how comfortable we are as a group what's our best option," he said.
10/08/15 - Donatella Luckett, Harding, Undrafted WR Tello Luckett was signed by the Chargers to their practice squad Wednesday (Oct. 7). He had been waived by Chiefs on Sept. 5.
10/08/15 - Reggie Bell, San Diego, Undrafted WR Reggie Bell was signed by the Saints to their practice squad Wednesday (Oct. 7). He had been waived by the Redskins on Sept. 5.
10/08/15 - Ray Hamilton, Iowa, Undrafted TE Ray Hamilton was waived from reserve/injured by the Steelers Wednesday (Oct. 7).
10/08/15 - Tye Smith, Towson, Seahawks CB Tye Smith (hip) did not practice on Wednesday.
10/08/15 - Adam Humphries, Clemson, Undrafted WR Adam Humphries was signed by the Buccaneers to their practice squad Wednesday (Oct. 7). Humphries (5-11, 195) has played in three games for the Buccaneers this season, catching two passes for 14 yards.
10/08/15 - Rannell Hall, UCF, Undrafted WR Rannell Hall was signed by the Buccaneers to their practice squad Wednesday (Oct. 7). Hall (6-1, 200) was on Tampa Bay's practice squad for the first two weeks of the season and spent the past offseason and preseason with the team. He will wear No. 16.
10/08/15 - *James Sample, Louisville, Jaguars S James Sample didn't practice Wednesday after suffering a knee injury in Indianapolis and hopes to play in Tampa Sunday.
10/08/15 - Corey Robinson, S Carolina, Lions T Corey Robinson (ankle) was a full participant.
10/08/15 - Daryl Williams, Okla, Panthers T Daryl Williams (MCL sprain) appeared at practice for the first time since he was injured in the season opener. He worked on the side, and it's likely he'll have to sit out through Seattle.
10/08/15 - T.J. Clemmings, Pitt, Vikings RT T.J. Clemmings played particularly well in the run game during a two-game winning streak that came at home, but struggled with Denver's relentless pass rush on the road. He gave up four quarterback pressures and two of the seven sacks allowed.
10/07/15 - Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Titans QB Marcus Mariota is only four touchdown passes away from tying the franchise record for TD throws by a rookie quarterback. Vince Young holds the mark with 12 in 2006.
10/07/15 - Cody Riggs, Notre Dame, Undrafted CB Cody Riggs (knee) was back practicing fully after missing the past two games with a minor knee injury. Riggs should be able to play this week against the Bills.
10/07/15 - *Dorial Green-Beckham, Okla, Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham was arrested on Sept. 30 after a traffic stop in Van Buren, Mo., for going 65 in a 55 mph zone. Going 10 miles over the speed limit was not Green-Beckham's problem. The fact that he had a previously unpaid ticket with a warrant for his arrest attached to it was. Green-Beckham paid the fine of $92.48 and was freed with the matter ending.
The receiver, who had several off-field incidents while playing at the University of Missouri, had no issues with the Titans, and last week's minor incident was one that caught him off guard, he said, because he said he didn't realize he had the outstanding fine to pay.
"It was a big surprise to me," he said. "It was just a misunderstanding. At the time, I was told it was a warning, and it turned out to be a ticket that I had no idea of."
10/07/15 - Denzel Perryman, Miami, Chargers ILB Denzel Perryman, already the leading special-tackler, is getting more snaps in the base defense. Look for him to see more action, at the expense of ILB Donald Butler.
10/07/15 - Craig Mager, Texas St, Chargers CB Craig Mager (hamstring), who has missed two games, was not practicing.
10/07/15 - *Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, Chargers RB Melvin Gordon still seeks his first NFL touchdown. And with the return of tight end Antonio Gates to get defense's attention underneath, it might give Gordon more running room. "Now that Gates is back, they've got to honor him," Gordon said. "So that's going to be good. We're really going to see what this offense is made of when Gates gets back, because he's definitely the missing piece."
10/07/15 - Ty Sambrailo, Colorado St, Broncos LT Ty Sambrailo did not practice because of the shoulder injury he suffered in Detroit on Sept. 27, but worked with a team trainer.
10/07/15 - Donteea Dye, Heidelberg, Undrafted WR Donteea Dye, was promoted to the active roster Wednesday. Dye has rare 4.4 speed and could see time on offense and special teams Sunday against the Jaguars.
10/07/15 - Jordan Hicks, Texas, Eagles LB Jordan Hicks figured to spend his first NFL season primarily on special teams. But injuries to inside linebackers Kiko Alonso and Mychal Kendricks changed all that. Hicks, the team's third-round pick out of Texas, has played 156 of 160 snaps the last two games. He already has an interception, two fumble recoveries and a sack.
"Jordan is really smart," said the team's other inside linebacker, veteran DeMeco Ryans. "He knows where to be. He knows his position. He knows his technique. There's not much that I have to tell Jordan when we're out there on the field together. He's done a really good job. He's stepped in and played really well."