Broncos receiver Eddie Royal(groin) sat out practice today. He’s probably best left on benches again this week until he is fully healthy.
Raiders receiver Louis Murphy(lung) will be out a couple of weeks. He has a chest contusion near his lung according to coach Tom Cable.
Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez(ankle) will be in the lineup Monday night against the Texans and is a good pick up with Dallas Clark and Austin Collie out.
Antonio Gates(toe) was held out of practice Wednesday and is unlikely to practice much if at all until his toe is healed. Based on last week, i’d say its safe to say Gates will start Sunday. Legedu Naanee(hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday and if he can avoid a set back he should play Sunday. Receivers Patrick Crayton and Buster Davis may have already passed him up on the depth chart, but Naanee is a good blocker and Rivers loves to pass. He is still better left on the waiver wire, at least for now.
Cardinals WR’s Early Doucet(groin) and Steve Breaston(knee) were both limited in practice Wednesday and their statuses for Sunday are still in question. QB Max Hall(concussion) is fully participating in practice this week and is expected to start Sunday against the Seahawks.
Titans QB Vince Young(ankle,knee) is getting better according to coach Jeff Fisher but will not yet commit on him starting against the Chargers where Young is winless (0-4) in his career although Young did practice in full Wednesday.
Sidney Rice(hip) ran half speed and caught some passes Wednesday but isn’t likely to return until Week 9 at least but this is a good sign. Rice’s recovery is headed in the right direction. SOURCE: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter
DeAngelo Williams (ankle) missed practice Wednesday but he is not yet ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Rams. If Williams couldn’t go, Jonathan Stewart owners(like me) would be ecstatic as he would get his first start against a lower echelon defense in the Rams. Stay tuned for updates in DWILL as the week goes on. SOURCE: Darin Gantt on Twitter
Lions QB Matthew Stafford(shoulder) is taking all first team reps thus far in practice and is expected to make his first start since week 1 this week.
Saints RB Reggie Bush(leg) was unable to practice again Wednesday and according to Jason La Canfora on Twitter, is very doubtful to play Sunday night. Pierre Thomas (ankle) also was absent from practice Wednesday and looks like he’ll miss another week. Chris Ivory and Ladell Betts will share touches against the Steelers if these two cannot go.