Nate Washington
Report: Titans WR Nate Washington could be on trade block
Nate Washington, WR, TEN
News: Titans wide receiver Nate Washington has drawn some trade interest recently and could be on the trade block, reports.

Washington recently lost his starting job to Justin Hunter and is making $4.8 million in the final year of a six-year contract signed in March 2009. He has tallied 13 receptions for 169 yards in seven games.


Marcus Easley
Bills WR Marcus Easley returns to practice Wednesday
Marcus Easley, WR, BUF
News: Bills wide receiver Marcus Easley returned to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Easley has missed the last four weeks while recovering from a sprained MCL. If he's healthy enough to play Sunday, his presence on special teams could help counter the loss of Anthony Dixon on the unit, as he's expected to fill a much bigger offensive role in the wake of multiple injuries to the team's running backs.


Cordarrelle Patterson
Cordarrelle Patterson no longer on injury report
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
News: Vikings second-year wideout Cordarrelle Patterson, who had dealt with a hip flexor strain since Week 5, is not listed on the team's injury report, according to Patterson has been a big disappointment, catching 19 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown in seven games.

Minnesota visits Tampa Bay on Sunday.


Steve Johnson
49ers WR Steve Johnson making most of limited snaps
Steve Johnson, WR, SF
News: 49ers wideout Steve Johnson has played 31 percent of the team's offensive snaps, yet he ranks third on the team in catches (25) and receiving yards (315) and is tied for the team lead with three touchdown grabs, notes the San Francisco Chronicle. Colin Kaepernick has a sterling 127.8 passer rating when targeting Johnson, completing 25 of 31 throws, the report said.

Despite his success, Johnson might have a hard time earning more time because Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin are locked in as starters and Brandon Lloyd is a deep threat coaches want to get on the field, the paper said.

For now, the paper envisions Johnson continuing to split No. 3 receiver duties with Lloyd, who has played 38 percent of the snaps.


Kenny Britt
Rams WR Kenny Britt a non-participant Wednesday
Kenny Britt, WR, STL
News: Rams wideout Kenny Britt did not practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis visits Kansas City on Sunday.

Hakeem Nicks
Colts have confidence in Hakeem Nicks if Reggie Wayne is sidelined
Hakeem Nicks, WR, IND
News: If Reggie Wayne is unable to play Week 8 against the Steelers due to an elbow injury, Colts coach Chuck Pagano expressed complete confidence in veteran receiver Hakeem Nicks helping pick up the slack in Wayne's absence.

"He comes here every day with his hat on, lunch pail, ready to work," Pagano said about Nicks, per ESPN. "He’s a competitive guy. We have a ton of competitive guys in that locker room. They all want to contribute and they all want to make plays. He understands that. He’ll be ready no matter when his number is called. He knows his stuff; he practices hard, prepares hard."

Nicks has posted modest numbers in his first season with the Colts, totaling 17 catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns in seven games.


Emmanuel Sanders
Emmanuel Sanders looking for more
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
News: If Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is to bounce back from a surprisingly quiet showing over the last two weeks, he will have to do so in Week 8 against a Chargers defense that has more than held their own against wide receivers this season.

The Chargers rank sixth in Fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers this season, and have done a fantastic job overall, with one exception. The Raiders -- yes, the Raiders -- absolutely torched the Chargers in Week 6, with three receivers going off for double digit Fantasy points.

The Chargers have allowed just one other receiver to score 10 or more Fantasy points, though they also just haven't faced off against many good passing offenses. The Broncos racked up 519 passing yards and four touchdowns against the Chargers last week, so they should have some success.

Sanders has at least 8 Fantasy points in five of six games this season, and should be able to keep that up even in the face of the Chargers' success. Keep him active in most Fantasy formats for Week 8.


Percy Harvin
Jets are not expecting Percy Harvin to play 50 snaps Week 8
Percy Harvin, WR, NYJ
News: Jets coach Rex Ryan said wide receiver Percy Harvin will be considered for punt and kickoff returns. While he will also play on offense Week 8 against the Bills, Ryan said it's unrealistic for Harvin to play 50 snaps. The Jets acquired Harvin in a trade with the Seahawks last week.

Vincent Jackson
Bucs WR Vincent Jackson doesn't practice
Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
News: Buccaneers wideout Vincent Jackson did not dress for practice Wednesday, though he did catch a few passes during individual drills, reports the Tampa Tribune. Jackson is nursing a rib injury ahead of Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Reggie Wayne
MRI on Colts WR Reggie Wayne's elbow shows nothing significant
Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
News: Colts coach Chuck Pagano said the MRI on wide receiver Reggie Wayne's elbow showed nothing significant. Still, Pagano would not commit to Wayne practicing this week and said he is day to day leading up to Sunday's game against the Steelers.

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