Gaffney (foot) reached an injury settlement with the Patriots on Friday, Mike Petraglia of WEEI.com reports.
The transaction removes Gaffney from the Patriots' injured reserve. If he can regain his health, it isn't out of the realm of possibility for the running back to resurface with another organization before season's end.
The Patriots have signed Ninkovich (suspension) to a one-year contract extension, NFL.com reports.
Though he's suspended for the first four weeks of the regular season and concurrently nursing a triceps injury, the Patriots' brass still clearly considers Ninkovich a key piece of their defense for the foreseeable future. Previously set to hit the free agent market after at season's end, Ninkovich is now set to remain in New England through 2017.
Williams has missed several days of practice with an undisclosed injury.
Clearly behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett on the Patriots' tight end depth chart, Williams is competing for depth slotting at the position along with Clay Harbor, A.J. Derby, Steven Scheu and Bear Pascoe.
While playing the entire first half of Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, Brady (suspension) completed 16 of 26 passes for 166 yards, with a TD and a pick.
With Brady having seemingly finished up the game in good health, the veteran QB's first regular-season action is set for Week 5 against the Browns, after he serves his four-game suspension at the beginning of the upcoming campaign. In the meantime, Jimmy Garoppolo is slated to start the Patriots' first four games of the upcoming campaign.
Williams tore his left ACL during Wednesday's practice and he'll likely be placed on Injured Reserve, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports.
As expected, Williams' injury was a serious one as he was seen on crutches Thursday awaiting the unfortunate results. This ensures Clay Harbor's spot as the No. 3 option at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett heading into the 2016 season, as Williams enters a long road to recovery.
Ifedi (ankle) is doubtful to play on Sunday against the 49ers.
The Seahawks' first-rounder is yet to play this season due to ankle problems. While he managed to practice in a limited capacity on Friday after not practicing Wednesday and Thursday, Ifedi still doesn't appear ready to make his NFL debut this week.
Lockett (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.
Despite what the injury designation might seem to suggest, head coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Lockett is ready to play, according to Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR. Lockett was a limited practice participant Wednesday and full participant Friday, leaving little question as to his Sunday availability.
Prosise (wrist) practiced fully Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Despite fitting in every practice rep last week, Prosise was listed as questionable and eventually handed inactive status for Sunday's eventual defeat in Los Angeles. One of the residuals from that contest was a shin injury suffered by starting running back Thomas Rawls. If Prosise is able to exchange a club for something more conducive to game action on his right hand, he may get the call as the third (or perhaps even second) running back for this Sunday's divisional matchup with the 49ers. The one constant in the Seattle backfield remains Christine Michael, so even if Rawls is limited or inactive in Week 3, Prosise would likely be a change-of-pace option, at best, in his first outing since the season opener.
Head coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Rawls (leg) is uncertain for Sunday's game against San Francisco, 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Carroll was more optimistic earlier in the week, saying Wednesday that Rawls is only dealing with a minor injury. The second-year running back was a non-participant at practice both Wednesday and Thursday, putting his Sunday availability into serious question. If Rawls can't go, Christine Michael would be primed for a heavy workload, particularly if passing-down back C.J. Prosise (hand) is also limited or unavailable. There will be another update Friday afternoon when the Seahawks release their final injury report.