Though Dixon (knee) was spotted at practice Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com suggests that Week 5 "is the realistic target" for the rookie running back's return to action.
For his part, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun notes that Dixon "was mostly working out on his own" Wednesday, but the running back's presence on the field, in any capacity, is nonetheless a good sign with regard to Dixon's chances of factoring into the Ravens' backfield mix sooner rather than later.
Dumervil (foot) will play Sunday against the Raiders.
After returning to practice on Wednesday the linebacker confirmed he will be making his season debut on Sunday. The veteran could see his reps heavily monitored as the team does not want to risk the injury resurfacing. The return of Dumervil, who recorded 48 tackles and six sacks last season, is a huge boost for the Ravens' defense as the team looks to improve to 4-0 on the season.
Boyle has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2016 campaign due to a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Boyle was utilized sparsely as a rookie in 2015, hauling in 18 balls for 153 yards over the course of 11 games. However, he received his first suspension related to PEDs on Dec. 7 and subsequently missed the final four contests of the season. With Boyle out of the picture for most of next season, the Ravens rely upon Crockett Gillmore (back) and Maxx Williams to man tight end.
Already facing the possibility of playing without QB Jay Cutler and WR Alshon Jeffery -- both questionable with hamstring injuries -- for a second straight week, the Bears will now be missing their starting left tackle. That's never a good thing, but it's especially worrisome when Khalil Mack is on the other team. Mack normally moves all over the place, but Oakland may have him spend more time on the offense's left side to test out replacement LT Charles Leno.
Cameron suffered a concussion during Sunday's win over the Browns and has already been ruled out of Thursday's upcoming game against the Bengals, the Miami Herald reports.
Cameron was forced to exit during the first half of Sunday's contest and subsequently did not return. His absence left Dion Sims and MarQueis Gray to fill the void at tight end, which figures to be the case with him out again Thursday versus Cincinnati. Following that contest, the Dolphins will have an extended period before their Week 5 game against the Titans, but considering Cameron previously had three concussions in less than two years during his time with the Browns, his recovery coincides with a concerning history.
Foster (hamstring) won't play Thursday against the Bengals, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
With Foster still out, look for the Dolphins to go with a running back-by-committee approach once again Thursday, with Kenyan Drake and Jay Ajayi leading the way on that front, while Damien Williams and Isaiah Pead could also factor in.
Howard has been named a starter at corner, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Howard was expected to start for Miami and the announcement from coach Adam Gase is simply confirmation. Look for Bobby McCain and Tony Lippett to see time in nickel and dime packages with Howard as the starter.
Jones (ankle) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.
Jones was limited in Monday's practice session due to an ankle injury. He was questionable for Sunday's win over the Browns but ended up taking the field for 55 plays, recording three tackles in the progress. His full participation in Tuesday's practice makes it appear likely that he'll be on the field once again for Week 4, although the Dolphins are facing a quick turnaround with Thursday's tilt against the Bengals looming.
Jones notched 10 tackles Sunday against the Browns.
Jones now has recorded at least nine tackles in each game this season, and he has 31 of them in three games. He posted a career-high 135 tackles in 2015, and he's certainly looking as if he can improve upon that number in his seventh NFL season. He also should eventually add some interceptions to his numbers, as he picked off eight passes over the last two seasons. He's an excellent IDP option at the safety position.
Landry (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Bengals.
The questionable designation makes it advisable to verify Landry's status in advance of Thursday's 8:25 ET kickoff, but after being listed as a limited practice participant both Tuesday and Wednesday, we suspect that Landry -- who was on the field for 66 of 67 snaps on offense in Week 3 -- will be a go.
Parker caught three of six targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Cleveland.
Parker got the Dolphins on the board early with a leaping 26-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He was held mostly in check after that, but 19 targets in two weeks is an excellent sign for the young receiver looking to cement his place opposite Jarvis Landry. The only hiccup to that plan could be Kenny Stills who caught five passes for 76 yards on Sunday, exceeding previous season totals.
Paysinger (neck) is inactive for Sunday's tilt with the Browns.
Paysinger suffered a neck injury last week against the Patriots and will spend Week 3 on the sidelines as a result. He usually serves as a reserve linebacker behind Koa Misi, so his absence on Sunday won't be detrimental to the team.
After suffering a knee injury in Saturday's preseason game, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey didn't express much concern, a feeling that would prove to be valid, as an MRI came back negative and the lineman was back at practice Monday, per the Miami Herald.
Sims (ankle) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice, Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reports.
While limited for a second straight day, Sims is merely believed to be dealing with a minor injury. Jordan Cameron (concussion) has already been ruled out, leaving Sims as the likely starter at tight end Thursday in Cincinnati, after he caught four passes for 33 yards and a touchdown on eight targets Sunday against the Browns. Cameron has a lengthy concussion history, which means Sims could be in for an extended run as the starter.
Vigil (back) was placed on the Dolphins' reserve/NFI list on Tuesday.
Vigil has been dealing with a nagging back injury as of late, and will now be sidelined for the first six weeks of the regular season. When healthy, he'll likely return to a special teams role in which he recorded 18 tackles and a blocked punt across 16 games during the 2015 campaign.
Jordan (knee) will be placed on the reserve/non-football injury list to start the season, ruling him out for the first six weeks, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Picked No. 3 overall in 2013, the 26-year-old Jordan was suspended for all of 2015 due to a repeat violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Although he was conditionally reinstated by the league, Jordan hasn't been able to practice while recovering from offseason knee surgery. He has just three sacks in 16 career appearances.