Some big-name players are returning from their four-game suspensions this week, and it's not soon enough for the Cowboys. Six teams are still undefeated and extra points are starting to mess with kickers' heads.
Pete Carroll said Seahawks running back Fred Jackson (ankle) will likely play in the Sunday game against the Bengals, per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.
His high-ankle sprain apparently isn't too serious, as he's expected to take the field just six days after sustaining the injury. This situation would normally bring about skepticism, but if the Seahawks wanted to be deceptive about their Week 5 backfield plans, they wouldn't have ruled out Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) on Friday.
Lynch (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Cincinnati, ESPN's Field Yates reports.
Lynch was officially ruled out just a few hours after head coach Pete Carroll said his star running back would be a game-time decision. It's unclear what caused the change of heart, but there's little question that Thomas Rawls will lead the Seattle backfield, potentially playing close to every snap. Fred Jackson (ankle) is also unavailable, and the Seahawks have yet to sign a running back for depth, leaving fullbacks Derrick Coleman and Will Tukuafu as the only backup options.
The Seahawks announced a several of roster moves on Tuesday, according to the Everett Herald. The team placed defensive tackle Jordan Hill on injured reserve with a calf injury. In a corresponding move, Seattle signed defensive back Steven Terrell off the practice squad to fill Hill's roster spot. Defensive tackle Jimmy Staten was also signed to the practice squad.
Adams (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Listed as a non-participant throughout the week of practice, Adams is unlikely to be available for Sunday's game. If Adams can't play, Ty Montgomery figures to work alongside Randall Cobb and James Jones (probable-hamstring) in three-wide formations.
Cobb (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Cobb's shoulder may be sore all season, but he seems to be fine unless he takes a direct hit to the affected area. Even then, it mostly just seems to be an issue of pain management, as he didn't let a big hit keep him out of last week's game for more than a snap or two. So long as he's somewhat healthy and playing with Aaron Rodgers, Cobb will be one of the top options at his position, regardless of matchup.
Surprising Packers wide receiver James Jones (hamstring) is listed as probable for the Week 5 game against St. Louis.
Despite being limited throughout the week of practice, Jones doesn't seem to be in real danger of sitting out. He should be a pretty frequent visitor to the end zone this season, but his low target total (21 in four games) suggests he'll fall far short of his current pace of 1,268 yards.
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (quadriceps) was a full participant at practice Friday and is probable for the Sunday battle against St. Louis.
There was some concern Thursday when Matthews was listed as a limited participant on the team's injury report, but that concern should dissipate quickly considering he was not held up at all during practice Friday. While nothing has been confirmed, it seems likely Matthews will be able to play.