Though Drake (hamstring) has returned to practice, he won't play Thursday against the Falcons, the Miami Herald reports. "It's a very lingering injury, especially in my case because it's the second one in a couple of months," Drake noted. "My kind of game, I need that burst. So until I feel like I have that burst, I'm not going to feel 100 percent."
With Jay Ajayi and Arian Foster atop the Dolphins' RB depth chart, Drake is off the short-term fantasy radar, and his hamstring issue hasn't helped his chances of making an early-season impact. Meanwhile, fellow RB Isaiah Pead is making a strong case to stick with the team, while Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas also remain in the team's backfield mix.
Moore (concussion) will not play in Thursday's preseason tilt with Atlanta, the team's official site reports.
Moore suffered a concussion back in the Dolphins second preseason matchup against the Cowboys. It doesn't come as much of a surprise that the 32-year-old won't play considering he did not partake in practice throughout the week leading up to Thursday. Miami remains optimistic that Moore will be ready for Week 1, but in the meantime, Brandon Doughty and Zac Dysert will serve as the primary backups to Ryan Tannehill during his absence.
Howard (knee) is expected to be ready to play in the season opener for Miami, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
The Dolphins need any and every healthy cornerback in order to compete this season. Howard won't play Thursday versus Atlanta but the Dolphins are hoping to ramp up his practice routine so that they might be able to get him some reps in the final preseason game next week.
The Dolphins and Gray agreed to a contract Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Landing the second tight-end role out of training camp, Gray earned 26 offensive snaps and 75 more on special teams over the first four games of 2015, during which he hauled in his only target. In the same game, though, he sustained a broken forearm and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve. Upon joining the Dolphins, he'll compete for one of the few TE spots behind Jordan Cameron.
Parker secured two of four targets for eight yards in Thursday's 17-6 preseason victory over the Falcons.
The 2015 No. 1 pick took a back seat to both Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry, coming in third in catches and targets to both players. Parker has had a relatively quiet summer after dealing with a hamstring issue and then sitting out the Dolphins' first preseason game. He now has four receptions for 24 yards over the last two weeks, but is slated to be a focal point of the offense, particularly downfield, once the regular campaign kicks off.
Jordan (knee) has been notified by the league he is eligible to begin practicing, Adam Schfter of ESPN reports.
While Jordan has been cleared to practice, he is still unable to physically do so. The 26-year-old defensive end is still rehabbing from a knee injury. He has not played since December of 2014, and will face stiff competition for playing time on an already deep D-line.
Anderson (knee) will not play in the Colt's preseason game against the Eagles on Saturday, Mike Chappell of indysportscentral.com reports.
Anderson missed time this offseason and training camp as he recovered from a torn ACL. Though he was removed from the PUP list earlier this week, the team is being cautious and will sit him for the team's third preseason game. He may see the field for Indianapolis' final preseason game, next week Thursday against the Bengals.
Davis has ligament damage in ankle and is expected to miss at least first month of season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano had only termed Davis' injury as "week to week" but this report would indicate he'll be out much longer. With Davis, Patrick Robinson (groin), Darius Butler (hamstring) and Jalil Brown (ankle) all hurt, the Colts signed Antonio Cromartie on Monday.
Langford (knee) is expected to be ready for Week 1, according to team doctors.
Earlier in the preseason, Langford suffered damage to cartilage in his knee but it shouldn't deter him from taking the field Week 1. Until then, look for Zach Kerr and Sterling Bailey to lead the charge at defensive end for the remainder of the preseason.
Geathers (foot) is considered doubtful for the team's regular season opener, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.
Geathers has been dealing with a foot injury that he suffered during the offseason and despite original expectations that it wasn't a long-term injury, it appears he won't be ready in time for Week 1. He's been limited to biking and treadmill work recently and hasn't done any cutting, which makes it seem as if Geathers could still be a ways off from a return to the field. T.J. Green is currently the leading candidate to start at free safety for the Colts.
Jones will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL policy on PEDs, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
Jones missed the entire 2015 season due to torn ligaments in his ankle and did not participate in spring practices. He may have been sidelined to start the season even without the suspension, but this still hurts Indy's depth on the defensive line.