Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls could lose touches to Fred Jackson
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Thomas Rawls ' teammate Fred Jackson (ankle) will likely play in Sunday's game against the Bengals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Jackson previously seemed unlikely to play, having suffered a high-ankle sprain in Monday's win over the Lions. Rawls is still primed to lead the Seattle backfield in the absence of Marshawn Lynch (hamstring), but a tough matchup with the Bengals looked much more attractive when Rawls was a good bet to dominate both the early-down and passing-down snaps. Though the rookie still figures to get the bulk of the carries, Jackson could have a key role on passing downs. Despite the 1:00 PM ET kickoff, this situation could be murky, as the Seahawks might keep Jackson active just as an emergency option off the bench, even if they don't want him to play.
Chargers WR Jacoby Jones (ankle) practices Friday
Jacoby Jones (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Friday.
While Jones' status for Monday night's game against the Steelers is uncertain, his potential return arrives at a good time, given that fellow wideout Stevie Johnson is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Seahawks RB Fred Jackson expected to play Sunday
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Fred Jackson (ankle) will likely play in Sunday's game against the Bengals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Jackson's high-ankle sprain apparently isn't too serious, as he's expected to take the field just six days after suffering the injury. This situation would normally bring about skepticism, but if the Seahawks wanted to be deceptive about their Week 5 backfield plans, they wouldn't have ruled out Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) on Friday. Of course, there's no guarantee Jackson will be at full strength if he plays, and he would likely be working in a complementary role behind Thomas Rawls.
Chargers WR Malcom Floyd practices fully again
San Diego Chargers veteran wideout Malcom Floyd (concussion) practiced fully Friday.
With back-to-back full practices under his belt this week, Floyd is trending toward a probable designation for the Monday night game against the Steelers.
Chargers WR Steve Johnson misses practice Friday
Steve Johnson (hamstring) did not practice Friday.
More on Johnson's status Saturday, but unless he returns to practice -- and looks good in doing so -- he looks like a risky Week 5 play, given the San Diego Chargers ' Monday night kickoff against the Steelers.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is listed as probable for Sunday
Pierre Garcon (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Atlanta.
Garcon was a full participant throughout the week of practice, confirming that his sore knee is a non-issue. With DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and Jordan Reed (concussion) both missing a game in which the Washington Redskins are heavy underdogs, Garcon could be in for massive volume.
Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle) probable for Sunday
Michael Crabtree (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair reports.
Crabtree, who checks in with 23 catches for 264 yards and a TD through four games, will have his work cut out for him Sunday, while facing a Denver defense that has allowed a league-low average of 185.2 passing yards per game to date.
Raiders RB Latavius Murray (shoulder) probable for Sunday
Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos , CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair reports.
Murray followed up a big game in Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns (26 carries for 139 yards) with a 15-carry, 49-yard effort this past Sunday against the Chicago Bears . He'll take aim this weekend at a rugged Denver defense that has allowed an average of 90.2 rushing yards per game to date.
Saints WR Brandin Cooks listed as probable
Brandin Cooks (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Philadelphia.
Just as he did last week, Cooks logged full practices Thursday and Friday, following limited participation Wednesday. He's been one of the bigger disappointments this season, but a Week 5 matchup with the Eagles could still lead to a nice day.
Raiders' Taiwan Jones: Ruled out this week
Taiwan Jones (foot) won't play Sunday against the Broncos, CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair reports.
While Jones' absence doesn't create much of a fantasy splash, it does represent a hit to both the Oakland Raiders ' backfield and kick return depth.
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