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Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson expects no issues with foot injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:32 pm ET) Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, who suffered a bruised left foot Week 8, said Thursday he is 100 percent and expects no issues with the injury Week 9 against the Redskins, per the Pioneer Press. Patterson is coming off arguably his best game since the opener, totaling six catches for 86 yards in a 19-13 overtime win at Tampa Bay.

Dolphins TE Sims down again Thursday with toe ailment
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:29 pm ET) A toe injury has again prevented Dolphins tight end Dion Sims from practicing Thursday.

Sims has come on a bit of late with six catches in the last four games combined after snagging one in his first three. His 51-yard performance in Week 8 was a career-high.


Report: Packers guard T.J. Lang avoids serious ankle injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:25 pm ET) Packers guard T.J. Lang avoided major structural damage to his injured left ankle and will not need surgery, a source told ESPN. However, the Packers won't know if Lang will be ready for the team's next game Nov. 9 against the Bears until after their Week 9 bye.

"Not sure about a timetable yet," the source said.

Lang's injury has been diagnosed as a sprain. He was injured early in Sunday's 44-23 loss against the Saints.


Colts CB Vontae Davis ready to roll for Thursday session
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:17 pm ET) Colts cornerback Vontae Davis has recovered quickly enough from a knee injury sustained Sunday in Pittsburgh to return to practice Thursday, the team has announced.

Davis, who had been considered day-to-day, should be OK for the Monday night game against the Giants. He has not missed a game since 2012.


Colts RB Trent Richardson participates in Thursday practice
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:12 pm ET) Colts running back Trent Richardson has returned to practice Thursday after missing time with a hamstring injury. He was active for the Week 8 game in Pittsburgh, but did not play.

His participation Thursday was expected. Richardson should be ready to roll for the Monday night game against the Giants.


Jets WR Jeremy Kerley back on field Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:02 pm ET) Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley returned to practice Thursday after missing the Wednesday session with an illness. He appears likely to play Sunday at Kansas City.

Kerley has been a disappointment this season with just 24 catches for 226 yards and one touchdown through eight games. He has just nine receptions for 85 yards in the last five games combined.


Broncos WR Wes Welker feels 'strange' as third wheel
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:57 am ET) Broncos veteran wide receiver Wes Welker told the Denver Post that it feels "kind of strange" being the third option in the offense.

The 33-year-old Welker has just 19 catches for 181 yards and one touchdown in five games played this season. "I feel like I am the weak link of our offense," he said. "But if I am the weak link, we're going to be OK."

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning has shown faith in Welker, to whom he's thrown nine times on third down this season for six receptions and four first downs.

Welker owns the NFL record for most receptions by an undrafted player. He has racked up 860 career catches.


Cowboys QB Tony Romo absent from walkthrough Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:51 am ET) Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said quarterback Tony Romo (back) did not participate during the walkthrough Thursday morning. Garrett added he doesn't anticipate Romo will "do much" at practice Thursday, but hopes he will attend and "do something," according to the team's official website.

Garrett said he is "certainly" optimistic Romo will play Week 9 vs. Arizona. Owner Jerry Jones indicated Wednesday Romo will likely be a game-time decision Sunday.


Mark Barron 'didn't like' Bucs' defensive scheme was 'passive'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:39 am ET) Safety Mark Barron said he "was definitely in shock" when he learned the news he was being traded from the Buccaneers to the Rams Tuesday.

However, now that the shock has worn off, Barron is excited for a new start with the Rams, particularly because he feels he is better suited for St. Louis' defensive scheme, per ESPN.

"Did I think we could have been doing more, using me more? Yeah, I do," Barron said of his defensive role with the Bucs. "But I wouldn’t say it played against my strengths. It was just the way the system was ran. 

"[Tampa's system] is passive. That’s kind of the only thing I didn’t like about it. A lot of times I had to sit back and I couldn’t really be as aggressive as I wanted to in that system."


Giants OL Geoff Schwartz ready for individual drills; Week 9 status is TBD
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:25 am ET) Giants coach Tom Coughlin said offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz (toe) will go through individual drills in practice Thursday. However, he still isn't sure if Schwartz will come off short-term injured reserve to make his season debut Monday against the Colts.

"We'll see. He's coming off a significant injury," Coughlin said, per the New York Daily News.


 
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