Cook (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports, marking his second DNP in a row. However, Cook was seen running half-speed routes with the training staff and jumping rope, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Making his first appearance near the practice field since Week 3, Cook could be closing in on the latter stages of his recovery from a high ankle sprain. The tight end himself told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com on Wednesday that he's unlikely to play Sunday in Atlanta, but fitting in some drills at practice would be another positive step for the tight end. Expect Richard Rodgers to continue holding down the fort at TE in Cook's stead.
Incognito missed Thursday's practice session due to illness.
The Bills have a number of sick and injured players that will compile a very large final injury report come Friday, though there's not much concern yet that the team's starting left guard is in jeopardy of missing Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Washington, who missed Wednesday's practice due to illness, was able to return for Thursday's session.
Washington's status for Sunday's game against the Patriots never seemed much in doubt, but with the quick return he may not even carry a designation once Friday's injury report comes out.
Patterson was unable to practice Thursday due to a concussion.
Previously unreported, Patterson has entered the NFL's protocol for head injuries. With its numerous hurdles to receive clearance for game action -- the last of which is a fruitful meeting with an independent neurologist -- his availability for Week 8 is certainly up in the air. Fortunately for the wideout, he has more time than normal to recover due to a Monday night contest with the Bears.
Ryan appeared to sustain an injury when he blocked a shot in a practice drill Thursday, Gord Wilson of TSN 1200 reports.
Ryan left the practice 10 minutes later to presumably get treatment from team medical staff. The Senators will likely release more information about the right winger's status prior to their Friday matchup with the Flames.