Baltimore Ravens' Steve Smith a non-participant Friday
Smith did not practice at all this week, so though he said Thursday that he is "feeling good," he is a long shot to play in Week 5. The
Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch A game-time decision Sunday
Head coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Bengals, NFL.com reports.
Carroll noted that Lynch is "really close" to being ready to play, but a final call on his status will not be made until sometime Sunday. Expect him to be listed as "questionable" when the Seattle Seahawks release their final injury report of the week following Friday's practice.
Washington Redskins' DeSean Jackson Sits out individual drills Friday
DeSean Jackson (hamstring) did not take part in individual drills Friday, CSN's Tarik El-Bashir reports.
Jackson was able to take part in drills earlier this week, so it's not clear if he is simply being held out Friday, or if he is feeling renewed soreness after practicing for a couple days. The Washington Redskins will provide an update Jackson's status when they release Friday's injury report.
Detroit Lions' Eric Ebron Does not practice Friday
Eric Ebron (knee) did not practice Friday, but he was able to run on the side with trainers, Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions ' website reports.
While Ebron was able to run around Friday, he did not log any practice participation this week and is almost certainly out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. It was reported earlier in the week that he could miss up to three games, but with him already back up on his feet, he could have a chance to return to action after missing just one game.
Detroit Lions' Joique Bell Held out again Friday
Joique Bell (ankle) did not take part in Friday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Bell's Week 5 status will not officially be revealed until Friday afternoon, but it was reported Thursday that he is not expected to play this week, and a missed practice Friday certainly does not help his chances of suiting up Sunday.
Jacksonville Jaguars' Julius Thomas Questionable for Week 5
Julius Thomas (hand) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Thomas was able to get on the practice field Friday for the third day in a row, but he was limited all week, leaving his availability for Week 5 uncertain. Thomas' status figures to be ultimately determined when the Jacksonville Jaguars release their inactives Sunday morning, but given that he is still not 100 percent, it should not come as a surprise if he is held out of another game.
Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant Doing some light running
Dez Bryant (foot) has been able to do some light running on a treadmill but has yet to run on the practice field, ESPN Dallas reports. "[He's been] Getting in condition without putting too much stress and strain on his foot, so he has not been out running routes or anything like that up to this point," coach Jason Garrett said. "There are different ways to run where you can kind of get yourself in as good a shape as possible leading up to it, so he's been involved in that."
The Dallas Cowboys still haven't ruled out a return for Bryant in Week 7 following their bye, but that timetable seems extremely optimistic if he isn't able to put full weight on his surgically repaired foot yet. More likely, the wide receiver will be able to rejoin the lineup some time in November.
Buffalo Bills' Karlos Williams Does not participate Friday
Karlos Williams (concussion) did not take part in Friday's practice, Chris Brown of the Buffalo Bills ' website reports.
Head coach Rex Ryan said Thursday that it would be "a reach" to expect Williams to play this week, and a missed practice for the third day in a row does not help his chances. The Bills will update Williams' status sometime following the conclusion of Friday's practice.
Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy Sits out practice Friday
LeSean McCoy (hamstring) did not take part in Friday's practice, Chris Brown of the Buffalo Bills ' website reports.
McCoy did not practice at all this week, so his chances of suiting up in Week 5 are not promising. Fellow running back Karlos Williams also sat out Friday for the third day in a row, so the Bills could be forced to start their third running back -- Anthony Dixon -- in this week's matchup with the Titans.
Buffalo Bills' Sammy Watkins Takes part in drills Friday
Sammy Watkins (calf) took part in positional drills Friday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Watkins did the same Thursday and was still listed as a non-participant on the injury report, so it's still too early to gauge his status for Week 5. The Buffalo Bills will provide an official update on Watkins' status when they release their final injury report of the week Friday afternoon.
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