Clay was limited in practice Thursday and Friday, but with no reported setbacks in his knee after returning from a three-game absence following a knee scope, it appears he should be good to go Sunday.
Escobar was waived in order to make room for Danny Woodhead, who activated off injured reserve Saturday. Escobar only played in two games for the Ravens, but will now get a chance to join on with another team in need of tight end depth.
The Broncos surprisingly opted to waive backup tight end A.J. Derby, which created room for Traylor on the roster. He figures to provide depth behind starter Virgil Green going forward.
The move is somewhat surprising, as Derby led all Broncos tight ends with 19 catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns. The team acquired the tight end from the Patriots last season for a 2017 fifth-round pick, but the move never panned out. He will revert to the Broncos' injured reserve if he clears waivers.
Swaim was a limited participant in practice this week after sitting out last Sunday's loss to the Falcons. Blake Jarwin would fill in as the Cowboys' No. 3 tight end again if Swaim is unable to suit up.
The knee injury never presented much concern about Graham's availability for Monday's matchup with the Falcons, but the tight end's full practice Thursday likely removes any doubt that he'll play in Week 11. Graham hasn't cracked the 60-yard barrier in any of his last five outings, but has made up for it by being quarterback Russell Wilson's go-to option in the red zone. He's racked up six touchdowns on 13 red-zone targets over that span.
Bennett hauled in all three of his targets for 38 yards in last week's win over Denver, despite seeing just seven snaps on offense. While more snaps figure to be on top for Bennett on Sunday, assuming he plays after practicing in a limited fashion all week, he's no threat to overtake star tight end Rob Gronkowski as the team's top pass-catching option at the position.
Paul has missed the Redskins' last two games with the head injury, but the team will wait and see if he can clear the NFL's concussion protocol in time to suit up Sunday. If active in Week 11, Paul would serve as the top backup at tight end to Vernon Davis with Jordan Reed (hamstring) set to miss a third consecutive contest.
Even in the six games that Reed has played this season, Davis has seen ample snaps with the Redskins relying heavily on two-tight end sets, but the veteran's fantasy ceiling is always higher when a proven pass catcher like Reed is sidelined. Over Reed's three absences to date, Davis has hauled in 18 of 25 targets for 206 yards and a score. That prior track record of productivity should make Davis a must-play option in most season-long formats this week, despite drawing a tough matchup against a stout Saints passing defense.
The Rams currently have a fully healthy receiver corps, so Carrier isn't expected to play much even if he's ready. The 27-year-old tight end has just four receptions this season for 43 yards, and he hasn't had a red zone target since 2015.