Case Keenum (concussion) didn't take part in the St. Louis Rams ' light practice session Tuesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
This comes as no surprise, as Keenum is in the early stages of his recovery from a concussion sustained during Sunday's loss at Baltimore. While head coach Jeff Fisher relayed that Keenum is "doing better" and is hopeful that he'll return to the practice field Wednesday, the quarterback's progress through the protocol for head injuries will ultimately determine when/if that comes to pass this week. Fisher has already said that Keenum will start once he's healthy enough to play, but Nick Foles will get the nod if Keenum is unable to suit up Sunday in Cincinnati.
Jeffery (groin/shoulder) hopes that he'll be able to play Thursday in Green Bay, the Chicago Tribune reports. "I definitely do want to be out there," he said. "At the same time, if the training staff sees how I feel and I don't feel too well, I won't be out there. If I'm feeling well, I'll play."
When laid out in such a manner, the decision is seemingly a simple one. However, Jeffery has been sidelined for five of the Bears' 10 contests this season due to a variety of ailments, and team trainers clearly would prefer that he avoids an aggravation of either his groin or shoulder. To achieve that end, he's been limited in drills this week, with Wednesday's injury report set to provide the final word on his Week 12 availability. Another absence would likely place Marquess Wilson in another prominent position in the passing attack.
Forte (knee) will return from a three-game absence Thursday at Green Bay, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Forte was limited in two of three practices last week, yet he still logged his third DNP in a row as a result of a sprained MCL in his right knee. He was then listed as limited following Monday's walkthrough, which he replicated in a full session Tuesday, but the Bears didn't need another practice to make the call on Forte. On Thursday, he'll contend with Jeremy Langford for touches, though the veteran may be contained to certain packages in order to avoid a setback in his first game action since Week 8.
Patriots' Aaron Dobson: Expected to miss at least one game
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Aaron Dobson (ankle) is expected to miss at least Sunday's game at Denver, CSN New England reports.
Dobson was removed from Monday's win against the Bills due to an ankle concern and didn't return, placing a cloud over his upcoming availability. Fortunately, he avoided any broken bones when X-rays were returned negative, but the extent of his absence will now ride on any ligament damage in the foot. With Danny Amendola (knee) and Keshawn Martin (hamstring) questionable to suit up in Week 12, the New England Patriots could be down to Brandon LaFell, Chris Harper, and Matthew Slater at wide receiver, barring any additions to the 53-man roster.
Patriots' Danny Amendola: Week-to-week with knee sprain
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Amendola has been diagnosed with a sprained knee and is considered week-to-week, CSN New England reports.
Following an MRI on Tuesday, Amendola's knee injury has been confirmed as a sprain, which is expected to limit his practice reps. He'll likely reside in the trainer's room most of the week to receive treatment, with occasional dalliances in drills to determine how his knee responds to activity. If he doesn't make the requisite progress, the potential exists for Amendola to miss a game, but he isn't expected to log extended time on the sideline.
Miller suffered a high-ankle sprain during Monday's loss to New England and did not return. Coach Rex Ryan does not expect him back this week for an important game in Kansas City, Buffalo Buffalo Bills .com reports.
Miller has had ups and downs as a rookie, while long term everyone seems to think he's going to be an excellent NFL guard. Even though he's still prone to mistakes, there's a drop-off from him to veteran Kraig Urbik.
Seahawks' Bryce Brown: Promoted to Seahawks' roster
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Bryce Brown re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Brown was waived by Seattle last weekend, but the team decided to bring him back just a couple days later, presumably to provide insurance in case Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is unable to play again this week. Brown is not a lock to suit in Week 12, but he figures to work as the Seahawks' third running back if he does.
Quinton Coples was claimed off waivers by the Dolphins on Tuesday, after being released by the Jets on Monday, ESPN's James Walker reports.
There was no chance the 2012 first-round selection would pass through waivers, as he has at least shown signs of promise as a pass-rusher, even while largely disappointing. Coples piled up 16.5 sacks through his first three seasons, but he didn't have any in 10 games for the Jets this year, and eventually lost his part-time role in the defense. The Dolphins will likely try to work him in as a situational pass-rusher.
Tony Romo (shoulder/back) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice.
Romo reportedly had a couple of other minor concerns even before returning from his major clavicle injury for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. No matter, he turned in an effective outing and is in no real danger of missing a Thanksgiving game against the tough Carolina defense. Romo is reportedly at risk of re-breaking his clavicle, but he didn't appear hesitant in his return.
Dez Bryant (foot) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice.
Bryant came out of Sunday's win over the Dolphins without any setbacks, and while he may be a bit banged up, he doesn't seem to be in any danger of missing Thursday's game against the Panthers. Bryant will likely spend much of his afternoon matched up against star cornerback Josh Norman, though the Dallas Cowboys may be able to avoid the matchup at times by moving their superstar wideout to the slot.