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October 22, 2020 05:40 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Limited again Thursday
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Hamler (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Hamler was unable to increase his activity level from Wednesday, but the Broncos are still seemingly encouraged with how he's progressed from the hamstring injury that has sidelined him since Week 4. According to DiLalla, head coach Vic Fangio said earlier Thursday that Hamler hasn't suffered any setbacks with the injury, leaving the door open for the rookie to return to the lineup Sunday against the Chiefs. The Broncos will decide whether Hamler carries a designation into the contest after Friday's practice concludes.

October 22, 2020 05:36 PM
Broncos' Noah Fant: Practices fully
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Fant (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Fant's upgrade from limited to full activity in practice paves the way for him to return from a one-game absence to play Sunday against the Chiefs. Jake Butt (61 percent offensive snap share), Nick Vannett (45 percent) and Albert Okwuegbunam (38 percent) essentially worked in a timeshare at tight end in the Week 6 win over New England, but Fant should dominate the snaps at the position now that he's healthy again.

October 22, 2020 05:36 PM
Jaguars' Tyler Eifert: Downgrades to DNP
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Eifert (neck) did not practice Thursday, per the league's official Week 7 injury report release.

Eifert continues to nurse a neck injury sustained Week 5 against the Texans. He began the week as a limited participant Wednesday, so Thursday's complete lack of practice activity could simply be for load management purposes. If Eifert has instead suffered a setback in his recovery and misses Friday's session as well, James O'Shaughnessy could get an opportunity to start against the Chargers.

October 22, 2020 05:24 PM
Isaac Whitney: Jettisoned from practice squad
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The Buccaneers cut Whitney from the practice squad Thursday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Whitney was removed from the practice squad to make room for fellow wideout John Hurst. The second-year pro out of USC will search for a similar depth opportunity elsewhere in the league.

October 22, 2020 05:24 PM
Rams' Kai Forbath: Status uncertain for Week 7
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Head coach Sean McVay said that Forbath won't be able to report to the Rams' facility until Sunday at the earliest while he completes COVID-19 intake testing, J.B. Long of the Los Angeles Rams Radio Network reports.

Los Angeles signed Forbath off the Bears' practice squad earlier this week, presumably to provide competition for struggling rookie kicker Samuel Sloman, who has already missed five kicks (two field goals, three extra points) through the Rams' first six games. Forbath's delayed arrival might hurt his chances of overtaking Sloman in Week 7, but McVay noted that the former could "theoretically" still kick for the Rams in Monday's game against Chicago. More clarity on the Rams' kicking situation should arrive by the end of the weekend.

October 22, 2020 05:20 PM
Panthers' Curtis Samuel: Limited again Thursday
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Samuel (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

Since it was revealed Samuel was dealing with a knee injury last week, his practice reps have been monitored closely, and he was even spotted in a green non-contact jersey Thursday, per Simmons. Samuel has one more opportunity to be a full participant this week, but the fact he hasn't taken contact yet isn't a great sign for his availability Sunday at New Orleans.

October 22, 2020 05:20 PM
Jets' Breshad Perriman: Returns to full session
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Perriman (ankle/knee) returned to a full practice Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Perriman was limited Wednesday, but his full participation Thursday sets the stage for him to play Sunday against the Bills, possibly with QB Sam Darnold back from a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, the Jets' top pass-catcher Jamison Crowder (groin) missed practice Thursday and if he ends up out or limited this weekend, Perriman could be busy in Week 7.

October 22, 2020 05:20 PM
John Hurst: Returns to practice squad
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The Buccaneers re-signed Hurst to the practice squad Thursday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Hurst was waiver by Tampa Bay on Tuesday, but he'll now return to the team's practice squad for a chance to continue developing with the coaching staff. In a corresponding move, fellow wideout Isaac Whitney was cut from the practice squad.

October 22, 2020 05:20 PM
Seahawks' Phillip Dorsett: Inching closer to return
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Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Dorsett (foot) turned in his best workout since training camp, AJ McCord of KOIN 6 News Portland reports.

The Seahawks haven't officially designated Dorsett to return from injured reserve, so the wideout won't be able to take practice reps with his healthy teammates until that happens. Dorsett thus appears poised to remain sidelined for Sunday's game in Arizona, though he could have a more realistic chance at making his Seahawks debut Week 8 if his recovery from the foot issue continues to trend in the right direction.

October 22, 2020 05:16 PM
Trey Quinn: Comes off COVID-19 list
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The Jaguars activated Quinn off the practice squad COVID-19 list Thursday.

Quinn is one of 11 players cleared to return from the COVID-19 list for Jacksonville on Thursday. The former Washington player is eligible to immediately resume participating in practice squad activities.

October 22, 2020 05:16 PM
Josh Hammond: Activated from COVID-19 list
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The Jaguars activated Hammond off the practice squad COVID-19 list Thursday.

Hammond is one of 11 players cleared to return from the COVID-19 list for Jacksonville on Thursday. He's eligible to immediately resume participating in practice squad activities.

October 22, 2020 05:16 PM
Terry Godwin: Returns from COVID list
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The Jaguars activated Godwin off the practice squad COVID-19 list Thursday.

Godwin is one of 11 players cleared to return from the COVID-19 list for Jacksonville on Thursday. He's eligible to immediately resume participating in practice squad activities.

October 22, 2020 05:12 PM
Nathan Cottrell: Comes off COVID-19 list
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The Jaguars activated Cottrell off the practice squad COVID-19 list Thursday.

Cottrell is one of 11 players cleared to return from the COVID-19 list for Jacksonville on Thursday. He'll be eligible to immediately resume participating in practice squad activities.

October 22, 2020 05:12 PM
Jonathan Brown: Done in Jacksonville
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The Jaguars released Brown on Thursday.

Jacksonville's decision to part ways with Brown coincides with Josh Lambo (hip) being activated from IR. In his sole start for the Jaguars, Week 6 against Detroit, Brown converted one of two field-goal attempts and his only extra-point try.

October 22, 2020 05:08 PM
Jaguars' Josh Lambo: Back in action
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The Jaguars activated Lambo (hip) to the 53-man roster from injured reserve.

Lambo's return to the active roster comes just one day after he was officially cleared for evaluation at practice. The 29-year-old stands to resume serving as Jacksonville's starting placekicker going forward, beginning with Sunday's game against the Chargers.

October 22, 2020 04:52 PM
Football Team's Isaiah Wright: Misses practice again
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Wright (shoulder) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.

Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that Wright was looking doubtful to play Week 7, and little on that front has changed with the wideout failing to practice for a second straight day. Unless he's able to fit in some on-field work at Friday's session, Wright seems destined to be listed as out or doubtful ahead of Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

October 22, 2020 04:48 PM
49ers' Jordan Reed: Sprints on side Thursday
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Reed (knee) was seen sprinting on a side field at Thursday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Reed fared well as a George Kittle placement Weeks 2 and 3, combining for nine catches (on 14 targets) for 73 yards and two touchdowns. In the second contest, though, he sprained his left knee and was given a prognosis of 6-to-8 weeks to recover. If he follows the early end of that timetable, Reed will be sidelined through Week 9. That said, the fact he's progressed to sprinting may mean he's further ahead in his recovery than expected. Still, the 49ers have yet to open his 21-day window to return to action.

October 22, 2020 04:48 PM
Jets' Jamison Crowder: Misses practice Thursday
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Crowder (groin) didn't practice Thursday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Coach Adam Gase said before practice that Crowder would be limited, so it remains to be seen if the Jets were simply playing it safe with their top pass-catcher or if there was a setback involved. Added clarity regarding Crowder's Week 7 status should arrive when the team returns to practice Friday.

October 22, 2020 04:48 PM
Football Team's Antonio Gandy-Golden: Misses another practice
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Gandy-Golden (hamstring) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.

Gandy-Golden didn't take any reps for the second straight practice, increasing the likelihood that he won't be available for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Coach Ron Rivera acknowledged earlier in the week that both Gandy-Golden and Isaiah Wright (shoulder) were unlikely to play Sunday, so Washington will be a bit shorthanded at receiver Week 7.

October 22, 2020 04:36 PM
Buccaneers' Rob Gronkowski: Back at practice in limited fashion
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Gronkowski (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

As anticipated, Gronkowski was back at practice after he sat out Wednesday's session due to the shoulder issue. Prior to that session, coach Bruce Arians characterized Gronkowski's absence as a veteran's day off, so the Buccaneers don't seem to harbor any real concern about his status for Sunday's game in Las Vegas. The Buccaneers will wait and see if Gronkowski is able to upgrade to full participation Friday before determining whether he'll carry a designation into the weekend.

 
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