Gilberry signed with the Lions this offseason after playing four years with the Bengals. He was released by the Lions last month, and now waiting on the official word that he is back in Cincy. Gilberry had 17 sacks during his time with the Bengals.
Brown was unable to play in Weeks 2 and 3 due to complications from his sickle-cell trait, but the next three outings were fruitful as he served as the No. 2 wideout behind Larry Fitzgerald. During that span, Brown recorded eight receptions (on 18 targets) for 136 yards and two touchdowns. His usage remained consistent Sunday, but he suffered from the departure of Carson Palmer (broken left arm), hauling in none of the three passes from his replacement Drew Stanton. Due to the potential for health issues to arise suddenly and the downgrade in quarterback play, it's difficult to rely on Brown moving forward.
After playing 39 snaps and finishing with a season-high 58 receiving yards on three catches in Sunday's win over the Jets, Thomas was likely restricted for maintenance purposes more than anything. It's a positive sign he was at least able to take the field on a limited basis Monday, and if he's upgraded to a full participant in team sessions Tuesday or Wednesday, he'll be in little danger of missing Thursday's tilt with the Ravens.
The Dolphins likely took it easy in practice a day after their comeback win over the Jets, so the real test for Parker will come Tuesday, when he's expected to see how his ankle holds up during the team's session. If Parker is able to complete workouts Tuesday and Wednesday without significant limitations, he could be cleared to play Thursday against the Ravens following a two-game absence. Should Parker suit up, he'll have to adjust to a new quarterback in Matt Moore, as Jay Cutler, who started the team's first six games of the season, isn't expected to be available after fracturing two of his ribs Sunday.
Ajayi has managed a sore left knee all season, but the elbow is a new concern for the running back, who presumably picked up the latter injury in Sunday's win over the Jets. It's worth noting that the Dolphins held out or limited a number of players Monday due to the quick turnaround for their Week 8 matchup with the Ravens on Thursday, so the fact that Ajayi was merely on the field a day after a game suggests he's not too banged up. For the third consecutive contest, Ajayi had more than 20-plus touches Sunday, finishing with 51 yards and 23 carries and 26 yards on three catches. In spite of that volume, Ajayi was unable to find the end zone and is still looking for his first touchdown of 2017.
Prior to Sanders being ruled out for Sunday's shutout loss to the Chargers, the Broncos labeled the receiver as week-to-week, so it would seem he's taken a step forward in his recovery from the right ankle sprain. Until fantasy owners to have any confidence about Sanders potentially playing in Week 8, however, the 30-year-old will need to practice on at least a limited basis this week. It will be worthwhile to check back on Sanders' status Thursday following the Broncos' first session of the week.
If Thomas' rehab ends up veering to the longer end of that timetable, he could be limited by the time training camp begins next summer. Before Thomas' availability for camp is determined, however, it sounds like the 10-time Pro Bowler will take some time to weigh his future while he remains sidelined due to injury for the first time in his prolific career. Thomas is under contract with the Browns through the end of the 2018 season.
Siemian was riding high after completing 65 percent of his passes while tossing six touchdowns and scampering for another in the Broncos' first two contests, but he's slumped badly while Denver has dropped three of its last four games, including a shutout loss Sunday to the Chargers. Over that four-game stretch, Siemian has turned the ball over six times while leading the Broncos to just three touchdown drives along the way. It hasn't helped Siemian's case that the team's pass protection has been poor of late, but the 25-year-old may nonetheless need to do a better job of protecting the ball beginning with the Broncos' Week 8 game against the Chiefs in order to stave off backup Brock Osweiler for the starting gig.
Pullard led all Chargers linebackers in snaps by a wide margin, as defensive coordinator Gus Bradley opted to use a wide variety of safeties to provide versatility to the scheme. Given the results, it wouldn't be a surprise to see a similar scenario play out against the pass-heavy Patriots next week.
The bye week appears to have served Johnson well, as he's already back at practice for the first time since Week 2. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks over the course of this week, it looks like the cornerback should be good to go for Sunday's game in Seattle.
Addae combined with fellow safeties, Adrian Phillips, Desmond King and Trey Boston to shut down a vaunted Broncos rushing attack, acting essentially as a pseudo-linebacker in Gus Bradley's defense. Addae has seen his tackle numbers rise in recent weeks, and remains a solid IDP option as a safety.
As usual, Walker was heavily involved in the Titans' passing attack in Sunday's 12-9 overtime win over the Browns, picking up 63 yards on seven catches while battling the ankle issue. The Titans are idle during Week 8, and the bye couldn't come at a better time for Walker, who was previously hobbled by a calf concern heading into the Browns game. The Titans should provide another update on Walker's condition when the team reconvenes next Monday, but even if the veteran sheds the walking boot by that time, it's likely that his reps will be capped to some extent during practice sessions. If the extra time off isn't sufficient enough for Walker, rookie Jonnu Smith would step in as the Titans' starting tight end in Week 9.
While Hayward hasn't put up gaudy interception totals following a breakout 2016 campaign, team's have hardly targeted the 28-year-old, in large part because of his ability to shut down his opposition week in and week out.
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