Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Cobb's previous limited showing in drills occurred in advance of Week 2, but owners shouldn't fret, as his availability for Sunday's game isn't in peril. The upcoming matchup should provide numerous opportunities to prosper, as the St. Louis Rams defense has yielded 36 receptions and 396 yards to wideouts over the past two weeks.
Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday.
As previously noted, Johnson is dealing with an ankle issue, but the running back's full participation in Wednesday's practice indicates that the injury is not a major concern with regard to his Week 5 status.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Brian Hartline (ribs/thigh) does not appear on Wednesday's practice participation/injury report.
Previous reports suggested that the wideout would not practice Wednesday, so we'll keep an eye out as the week rolls along to see if his name does end up popping up on the Browns' Week 5 injury report.
San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers (concussion) practiced on Wednesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
His practice status seems to suggest the concussion wasn't very serious, however more information should trickle out as the week progresses. The Chargers will need all of their secondary up to speed with a Monday night matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers next on the schedule.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Scott Kazmir will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the Kansas City Royals on Friday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The left-hander struggled mightily down the stretch for Houston, posting a 6.52 ERA and 18:11 K:BB in 29 September innings. Kazmir will oppose Johnny Cueto , who also had a rough go of it late in the regular season.