Browns defensive lineman Phillip Taylor is making progress in his recovery from knee surgery, but is not expected to play Week 8 against Oakland, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram on Monday. It will be the third consecutive game he's missed to due to the injury. Taylor registered seven tackles before the injury.
Browns starting nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin, who's missed two straight games with an ankle injury, might need surgery, coach Mike Pettine told the Akron Beacon Journal. The team is awaiting word on a second opinion.
The NFL and its players association agreed to a new drug policy that reduces Browns receiver Josh Gordon's one-year suspension to 10 games, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Gordon will be eligible to play Nov. 23 at Atlanta.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano told reporters during Monday's news conference that running back Trent Richardsonwill undergo an MRI on his injured hamstring, per the team's official website.
Richardson suffered the injury in the second half of Sunday's win over the Bengals. He's cureently 16th in the league in rushing with 358 yards on the ground through seven games. According to the Indianapolis Star, Richardson is expected to be "fine" moving forward.
Colts safety LaRon Landry has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances, the team announced. Landry will be eligible to return to the team's active roster for Week 9 against the Giants. He was second on the team in tackles with 23 stops (19 solo) and one sack before the suspension.