Browns WR Brian Hartline misses practice Wednesday due to injury
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Brian Hartline (ribs/thigh) won't practice Wednesday, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Hartline's status for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens need to be monitored, but so far his Fantasy impact in a Cleveland uniform has been limited to a five-catch, 96-yard effort in Week 3.
Falcons WR Roddy White misses practice due to personal reasons
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (non-injury) missed Wednesday's practice, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
White is away from the Falcons in order to tend to a personal matter. While it's unclear when he'll return to drills, his availability for Sunday's game against Washington doesn't appear to be in question.
Of greater concern has been his lack of involvement in the offense, as he ranks fourth on the team with 13 targets despite logging 80 percent of the offensive snaps.
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson participates in individual drills Wednesday
Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was limited to individual drills Wednesday, Brian McNally of 106.7 The Fan reports.
The practice appearance marked Jackson's first since straining his hamstring in Week 1, forecasting that his return to game action is near. His next step will include 1-on-1 passing drills with Washington's quarterbacks, but in general, a full practice by the end of the week would provide confidence in his ability to play Sunday in Atlanta. Either way, his activity level should be monitored closely as the week progresses.
Bills safety Aaron Williams returns to practice Wednesday
Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams , who has missed the last two games due to a neck injury, was back in full pads for Wednesday's practice, The Buffalo News reports.
The team expects Williams to play this week against the Tennessee Titans . Williams is the Bills' best safety, and he and Corey Graham pretty nice tandem in an area that has suffered in this week's loss to the New York Giants with backups in there.
Browns running back Duke Johnson nursing ankle issue
Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson is dealing with an ankle issue, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Johnson is one of 16 players listed on the Browns' pre-practice injury report Wednesday, though at this stage it's unclear what his level of participation will listed as by the team later in the day.
Johnson is coming off a Week 4 effort in which he recorded eight carries for 31 yards and caught nine passes for 85 yards in Sunday's loss to the San Diego Chargers .
Giants unsure when Victor Cruz will return
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (calf) still has no timetable for a return, NJ.com reports.
Cruz is kicking off Week 5 preparation with a no-show at Wednesday's practice, and until he returns to drills, his season debut will continue to be delayed.
In Cruz's absence, Eli Manning has been working with favored target Odell Beckham , with Larry Donnell and Reuben Randle acting as secondary options in the Giants' passing attack.
Bills kicker Dan Carpenter faces competition from Billy Cundiff
Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter has some competition for the team's kicking job after the team signed Billy Cundiff on Wednesday, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.
Carpenter, who missed a 30-yard field goal this past Sunday against the New York Giants , is 5 for 7 overall this season, plus he has also missed one of his 12 extra point attempts thus far.
At this stage, it's unclear who will be the Bills' kicker in Week 5, with coach Rex Ryan noting Wednesday with regard to the situation, 'we'll see who will handle everything Sunday based on how the week goes.'
Bills running back LeSean McCoy unable to practice Wednesday
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy McCoy (hamstring) will practice Wednesday, wgr550.com reports.
At this stage, McCoy has not been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans , which could result in Anthony Dixon getting more touches in Week 5.
Bears cornerback Tracy Porter enters starting lineup Sunday
Chicago Bears cornerback Tracy Porter entered the starting lineup in Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders , collecting two tackles and knocking down one pass while seeing 58 snaps.
After missing the first two weeks of the season with a hamstring injury and seeing limited action in the Week 3 blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks , Porter surprisingly displaced Alan Ball from the starting lineup.
He generally fared well in holding upstart rookie Amari Cooper in check, as the No. 4 overall pick reeled in only four of nine targets for 49 yards and a touchdown, with nickel back Sherrick McManis bearing more responsibility on the score than Porter.
With Porter now well removed from the hamstring pull that limited him through much of training camp, it's likely that he'll remain in the starting lineup and function as the Bears' No. 1 corner ahead of Ball and the struggling Kyle Fuller . Look for Porter to match up with the Kansas City Chiefs ' Jeremy Maclin in Week 5.
Bills WR Sammy Watkins misses practice, still could play Week 5
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf) won't practice Wednesday.
While Watkins will begin the Bills' practice week on the sidelines, coach Rex Ryan relayed the wideout's absence doesn't preclude him from being available Sunday against the Tennessee Titans .
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October 7, 2015
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