Byrd will likely hop right in as a starter alongside Kenny Vaccaro, but the Saints may monitor the three-time Pro Bowler's snaps. Although his track record from Buffalo is superb, Byrd has played just 15 games since the start of 2013 and four games since the beginning of 2014. He needs to re-prove that he's a useful IDP outside of very deep leagues.
Saints wide receiver Marques Colston caught four passes on five targets for 19 yards in Sunday night's win against the Cowboys. Colston was not much of a factor in Week 4, with Drew Brees seemingly limited to short throws due to his injured shoulder.
Further, he once again lost playing time to second-year pro Willie Snead, who led the Saints with six catches for 89 yards, as Colston was on the field for only 41 of the Saints' 73 offensive plays (56 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Brees still looks to Colston when he wants to move the sticks on third down, but with Colston essentially becoming a part-time player in New Orleans, his upside is limited. The Saints will face the Eagles in Week 5.
Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice, the Saints' official site reports.
Cooks has been consistently targeted this season, garnering eight targets on three occasions and seven in the other outing. He also boasts a 64.5 catch percentage, yet his output has ranged from 25 to 79 yards. He should get on track sooner rather than later, though, as Sunday's opponent, the Eagles, have given up 200.3 receiving yards per game and six touchdowns to wideouts this season.
Coming off a minor hip procedure at the beginning of September, Lewis is returning toward the front end of his timetable. He'll likely get the start, but it's not entirely clear whether he'll replace Brandon Browner or Delvin Breaux.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Wednesday that running back Fred Jackson has a high-ankle sprain.
By all accounts, Jackson was trending toward that diagnosis and its accompanying recovery timetable of at least a few weeks. With the injury confirmed, Marshawn Lynch is poised to take over his rightful place as the Seahawks' starting running back, as long as he continues to progress through his hamstring injury.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
After head coach Pete Carroll said that the Seahawks consider Lynch day-to-day, the running back followed the comment up with no activity to kick off preparation for Week 5. With two practices remaining and a 1:00 PM ET kickoff Sunday in Cincinnati, owners should have plenty of knowledge at their disposal to make a prudent roster decision, if in fact Lynch misses a second game in a row.
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.