Coach Rex Ryan acknowledged Thursday that it's probably "a reach" for Karlos Williams (concussion) to play in Sunday's game against the Titans, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Williams did not practice again Thursday, which also applies to fellow RB LeSean McCoy. Friday's final Week 5 injury report should add clarity to the team's short-term backfield situation, but at this stage it looks as though Anthony Dixon is likely to head the Buffalo Bills ' rushing attack on Sunday.
Viktor Svedberg was recalled by the Hawks on Thursday, Brian Sandalow of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Ville Pokka was assigned to AHL Rockford on Thursday to make room for Svedberg on Chicago's 23-man roster. Head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters that Svedberg will "likely" be in the lineup for Friday's contest against the Islanders. It isn't clear whose place the towering defender will take, but the likely answer is David Rundblad's. Svedberg registered 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 49 games with AHL Rockford last season.
DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
During media availability following drills, head coach Jay Gruden stated that Jackson has displayed improvement this week, but the wide receiver "won't be rushed," according to Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Mid-Atlantic. El-Bashir also suggested that Jackson increased his workload Thursday, including more confidence with running and cutting. While Jackson is clearly trending in the right direction, it's worthwhile to monitor his status closely, as his return to game action could be near.
Ville Pokka was assigned to AHL Rockford on Thursday, Brian Sandalow of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Pokka was a healthy scratch Wednesday against the Rangers, so it's not a huge surprise that his stay with the big club was so short lived. The Hawks recalled Viktor Svedberg on Thursday to take Pokka's place on the team's 23-man roster.
Steven Matz said his back felt fine after an 80-pitch outing during an instructional league game Thursday, but his status with the New York Mets during the playoffs is still up in the air, Jon Santucci of the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reports.
It certainly seems like Matz will rejoin the Mets and start Game 4 of the NLDS after multiple reports suggested the 24-year-old was in mid-season form, however nothing official has been announced as of yet. That being said, his status with the club should be decided sometime in the coming days.