Dareus, who suffered a minor knee injury during Monday's loss to New England, was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday.
The team's comments this week lean toward their star interior lineman playing in a key matchup against the Chiefs. Dareus may be counted on more than ever, with Kyle Williams unable to play this week and Mario Williams in question and the Bills at risk of falling behind in one of two wild card spots.
Easley suffered a concussion during Monday's loss to the Patriots, and it remains to be seen whether the special-teams ace will be able to play this week against the Chiefs. He's made just one catch all season for the Bills, so his absence likely won't hurt fantasy owners too much, but it's likely his game-time status will be decided closer to the end of the week.
Rambo (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Rambo injured his shoulder during Monday's loss to the Patriots, but his availability at practice Wednesday has to be viewed as a good sign for IDP owners. We'll check back on his game-time status as the week progresses, but as of now it seems as if the 25-year-old safety could make an appearance in Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
As expected, Taylor (right shoulder) resumed throwing at practice Thursday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
The report adds that Taylor, who noted Wednesday that he "kind of jammed" up his right shoulder "a little bit" Monday night against the Patriots, is expected to play Sunday against Chiefs, according to coach Rex Ryan. More on Taylor's Week 12 status no later than Friday, upon the release of the Bills' final injury report of the week.
Coach Rex Ryan says Williams (knee) has a 50-50 chance to return this season.
Williams is a Pro Bowl player and he's always been worth every bit of those honors, so it'd be a big loss for the defense if he's unable to return this season. Fortunately, the Bills have three other very capable and healthy linemen in Marcell Dareus, Mario Williams, and Jerry Hughes, though it looks like the hope of the foursome being the league's best this season may be fading thanks to Kyle Williams' injury.
The 34-year-old missed last week's game against Atlanta due to an ankle injury, and his status for this week's contest against the Buccaneers certainly hasn't started off on the right foot. It's too early to determine Adams' official status heading into Sunday, but it seems likely the veteran safety will have to record at least some time in practice in order to be ruled eligible to return to the field, so IDP owners should monitor his practice status closely in the coming days.
Davis suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's game against the Falcons and is doubtful to return.
The severity of the injury is still unknown, but it's not a promising sign for Colts' fans that Davis is likely done for the day. With Davis on the sidelines look for Darius Butler to finish out the game at corner.
Previous reports suggested that Dorsett -- who last played on Oct. 25 -- might return to practice this week, but at this stage, it remains unclear when the rookie wideout will be able to return to game action.
Freeman recorded nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's game against the Falcons, so it remains to be seen when the 29-year-old may have injured his ribs. While his lack of availability at practice Wednesday is a bit alarming, his game-time status likely won't be decided until the end of the week.
Johnson had one reception for 13 yards and was targeted just twice in Sunday's win at Atlanta.
Johnson had previously fared better with Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback as he had two touchdowns and nine targets in two games. However, it looks like the change in quarterback won't change Johnson's fortunes as he continues to disappear most games. He's had six games with three or fewer receptions.
Luck (abdomen/kidney) expects he'll be able to play again this season. "Yeah, very confident. Very confident I'll be able to return," he told TV 4 WTTV in Indianapolis.
Luck made the comments in his first media availability since suffering a lacerated kidney and torn abdominal muscle Nov. 8. Luck says he's picked up his activity, but gave no timetable for when he may be able to return to practice. While Luck's comments are encouraging, there's always a risk he could be shut down if the Colts fall out of the playoff race.
Smith has been activated from the Colts' injured reserve/designated to return list.
Smith returns to the Colts' active roster after a knee injury ruled him out for the first half of this season. The rookie third-rounder is expected to add solid depth to the Colts' secondary, potentially vying for their nickel role in the coming weeks.