Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro misses practice Wednesday
Baltimore Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Taliaferro missed practice earlier this season with foot and knee issues, though it's unclear if his absence from practice Wednesday is indicative of a setback or simply maintenance-related.
Falcons WR Julio Jones limited in Wednesday's practice
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (toe/hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Jones didn't reach 100 receiving yards in Week 4 for the first time this season -- four catches for 38 yards on six targets -- but the blowout nature of the game spurred the Falcons to burn clock via the run game rather than continue to air it out.
He should return to normal Sunday against a Washington defense that has conceded 13.7 yards per catch and six touchdowns to wide receivers this season.
Falcons RB Tevin Coleman limited in Wednesday's practice
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (rib) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Coleman practiced for the first time since suffering a fractured rib in Week 2, which paved the way for Devonta Freeman 's emergence. As the week rolls on, Coleman's ability to play Sunday against Washington should receive some clarity, but expect him to take on a change-of-pace role to Freeman when he returns to action.
Texans list RB Chris Polk (knee) as questionable for Week 5
Houston Texans running back Chris Polk (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Indianapolis Colts .
Polk's status will be revisited as Thursday's kickoff approaches, but with Arian Foster back in action and likely in line to see more work in Week 5, Polk largely slots in as an option in deeper formats.
DeAndre Levy back on practice field for Lions
Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) returned to practice Wednesday, The Detroit News reports.
Levy was forced to sit out of the Lions' Week 4 Monday night contest against the Seattle Seahawks with the hip injury, but he returned to practice Wednesday. There is a chance he takes the field Week 5, as the winless Lions play the Arizona Cardinals at home.
Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) returns to practice
Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, The Detroit News reports.
Wednesday marks Pettigrew's first practice since sustaining the hamstring injury Sept. 13, and he could be ready for the Lions' Week 5 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals .
Fellow tight end Eric Ebron (knee) is also banged up and expected to sit out a couple weeks, which would likely promote Pettigrew to the starting spot for the time being. Tim Wright would also likely see more snaps in Ebron's absence.
Texans running back Arian Foster probable for Week 5
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (groin) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Indianapolis Colts .
Fellow running back Jonathan Grimes is out for the contest, while Chris Polk is listed as questionable, which leaves Foster and Alfred Blue as the team's healthiest backfield options heading into Week 5.
Foster recorded just 10 yards on eight carries to go along with three catches for 25 yards in his return to action this past Sunday, but Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle puts forth the highly plausible notion that Foster could have a dramatically increased role in Thursday's game.
Browns CB Joe Haden still bothered by rib and finger issues
Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden , who received flak for sitting out of the Browns' Week 4 loss against the San Diego Chargers with a broken finger and rib injury, is once again listed on the injury report this week, Cleveland.com reports.
Haden was criticized and his toughness was questioned after sitting out of Week 4 with the injuries, but Browns coach Mike Pettine explained Wednesday he had no issue with Haden not playing due to the fact he would've hurt the team's chance of winning if he played.
"Joe wanted to be out there. He wanted to play. But just in his assessment, did not want to put the team at risk knowing that he could not be at the percentage that in his heart he knew couldn't get to," Pettine said."
Haden will likely be probable for the Browns' Week 5 matchup in Baltimore.
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch considered day to day
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll relayed Wednesday that running back Marshawn Lynch 's (calf) status is considered day to day.
That's to be expected after Lynch ended up being downgraded to out for this past Monday's game against the Detroit Lions . Fortunately for those invested in Lynch's Week 5 status, the Seahawks kick off against the Cincinnati Bengals at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Texans RB Jonathan Grimes will not play Week 5
Houston Texans running back Jonathan Grimes (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Indianapolis Colts , the Houston Chronicle reports.
Meanwhile, fellow running back Chris Polk is listed as questionable for the contest, which leaves the Texans' top two backs, Arian Foster and Alfred Blue , as the healthiest components of the Week 5 backfield.
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