The Jets have activated Milliner (wrist) from short-term IR.
Milliner's return arrives at a good time for the Jets, with Antonio Cromartie dealing with a deep quad bruise. If Cromartie can't play Thursday against the Bills, Milliner will bolster the team's cornerback depth behind Darrelle Revis, Buster Skrine and Marcus Williams.
Richardson (hamstring) is inactive Sunday against the Texans.
Richardson didn't practice this week, so this isn't unexpected. He'll be missed by the Jets defense, as he's recorded at least half a sack in three of his last five games. Look for Quinton Coples to see a major increase in snaps today. But Richardson's absence is good news for the Texans offense.
Amendola has been diagnosed with a sprained knee and is considered week-to-week, CSN New England reports.
Following an MRI on Tuesday, Amendola's knee injury has been confirmed as a sprain, which is expected to limit his practice reps throughout the week. He'll likely reside in the trainer's room most of the week to receive treatment, with occasional dalliances in drills to determine how his knee responds to activity. If he doesn't make the requisite progress, the potential exists for Amendola to miss a game, but he isn't expected to log extended time on the sideline.
Three injured players have been placed on the inactive list by the Patriots for their season opener Thursday night against Pittsburgh. They are running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (knee) and safety Tavon Wilson (quad).
Collins (illness) has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Bills.
He remained a non-participant in practice Saturday, and his absence Monday will leave the Patriots a little thin at linebacker. Considering it is just an illness, Collins is a good bet to return to action in the near future.
Dobson (ankle) is expected to miss at least Sunday's game at Denver, CSN New England reports.
Dobson was removed from Monday's win against the Bills due to an ankle concern and didn't return, placing a cloud over his upcoming availability. Fortunately, he avoided any broken bones when X-rays were returned negative, but the extent of his absence will now ride on any ligament damage in the foot. With Danny Amendola (knee) and Keshawn Martin (hamstring) questionable to suit up in Week 12, the Patriots could be down to Brandon LaFell, Chris Harper, and Matthew Slater at wide receiver, barring any additions to the 53-man roster.
Edelman underwent foot surgery Monday on the Jones fracture he suffered Sunday against the Giants, and he could return in 6-to-8 weeks, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
Breer notes that the recovery timeframe is a rough one, so while it could theoretically allow Edelman to return during the postseason, it's certainly no guarantee. Danny Amendola is expected to get an increase in offensive snaps with Edelman sidelined, while Brandon LaFell, Aaron Dobson and Rob Gronkowski could all see more targets as well.
Martin (hamstring) is inactive for Monday night's game against the Bills.
With Julian Edelman out with a foot injury, Martin -- who last saw action in Week 6 -- is a candidate to see an expanded role in the Patriots' offense once he's healthy. For now though, the likes of Aaron Dobson and Chris Harper figure to jostle for wideout slotting behind Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola on Monday.