Shepard was a full participant in practice all week, but was added to the injury report Saturday after coming down with the illness. Roger Lewis and Tavarres King would presumably benefit in targets should Shepard ultimately sit out, while Evan Engram could see even more looks at tight end.
Sims had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos due to a calf injury -- it was going to be his second straight missed contest. Instead, the Bengals opted to release the veteran in order to promote linebacker Hardy Nickerson to the active roster. Sims has recorded 19 tackles (six solo) and zero sacks through eight games this season.
The Bengals needed to add some depth to their linebacking corps with Kevin Minter (elbow) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Nickerson has played in seven games with the Bengals so far this season, but is used far more often on special teams than he is on defense.
Harris was signed by the Saints two weeks ago but failed to record a single snap with the team. He was waived in order to make room for linebacker Adam Bighill on the active roster.
Bighill has been on and off with the Saints the entire season, spending time between the practice squad and active roster on a monthly basis. Look for him to play a reserve or special teams role with the team Sunday against the Redskins.
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.
Parnell did not practice all week and did not travel with the team after originally being ruled questionable for the game. Look for William Poehls to get the start right tackle Sunday as a result.
Brown was sidelined at practice for the most of the week with a hamstring issue and failed to make the trip to Cleveland with the team. Look for more updates on his injury to come next week when the Jaguars resume practice.
Omameh did not travel with the team to Cleveland after originally being listed as questionable for the contest. Look for Josh Walker, who was promoted to the active roster 10 days ago, to potentially make the start at left guard Sunday.
Bulaga tore his ACL in Week 9's loss to the Lions and now his season officially comes to an end with his placement on IR. Look for Justin McCray and recently activated Jason Spriggs to compete for the starting right tackle position for the remainder of the season.