Mike Evans has been one of the top wide receivers this year. Last night he took a big hit in the fourth quarter and never really looked the same afterwards. It was unclear if Evans had a concussion or was just being evaluated for one. Since Koetter says Evans should be able to practice Monday, and he has three extra days of rest, Evans should be fine for next week's action.
This move has been in the works for awhile and at this point, Avril is apparently seriously considering retirement. The 31-year-old could be designated to return from IR after eight weeks, but that seems unlikely based on how things are trending at this time.
After practicing in a limited fashion Wednesday, Liuget was held out of team session Thursday and Friday, leaving his availability for the weekend on shaky ground. With no sacks and only 48 total tackles in 22 games over the last season and change, Liuget won't be on the radar in IDP settings if he's able to shake off the injury and play Sunday.
Lane was a full participant Thursday and Friday, although Friday was just a walk-through, but also had the bye week to recover so the doubtful tag is fairly surprising. Rookie Shaquill Griffin will be slated to start opposite Richard Sherman once again with Lane unlikely to play.
Given that the injury is on his throwing side and required surgery, Rodgers seems likely to miss the rest of the season, though he technically could resume practicing in Week 13 and be activated from injured reserve for Week 15. He underwent surgery Thursday while Brett Hundley was preparing to start Sunday's game against the Saints.
Barksdale has been questionable with the foot injury in prior weeks, but he's still managed to suit up for five of the Chargers' six games this season, starting in all of those contests. He failed to practice in any capacity this week, however, making it difficult to discern if he'll be able to continue his trend of playing through the injury.
Friday's practice was only a walk-through, but Bennett was also a full participant Thursday so the questionable designation is a bit surprising. The 31-year-old is likely expected to play given his full practice participation, but Quinton Jefferson and Marcus Smith (ankle) would likely see an increased workload if he is forced to sit.
Turbin suffered a dislocated elbow in Monday's loss to the Titans, with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano relaying a day later that the running back would be shut down for the remainder of the season. The 28-year-old's move to IR confirms as much, leaving the Colts with an opening in the backfield for more passing-down work. Josh Ferguson, who was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding transaction, could be tasked with handling a good chunk of the snaps that would have been designated for a healthy Turbin.
Just a few days after joining the Colts' practice squad, Ferguson will move up to the 53-man roster after fellow running back Robert Turbin shifted to injured reserve due to a dislocated elbow. Much like Turbin, Ferguson is a pass-catching specialist out of the backfield, which could earn him some opportunities right away with neither of the top two backs on the depth chart, Frank Gore and Marlon Mack, representing major receiving threats.
Pouncey was absent from practices Wednesday and Thursday, but was able to log a full session Friday, a sign that he's progressing nicely through the concussion protocol. Salguero adds that Pouncey will still need to receive clearance from a neurological consultant before he'll be able to play Sunday, but the Dolphins don't seem concerned that that will be an issue.
Hogan will be good to go Sunday and looks like a prime bounce-back candidate after a quiet effort in Week 6's win over the Jets in which he caught just one of his four targets for 19 yards, despite being on the field for 93 percent of New England's snaps on offense. Prior to that, Hogan had scored in four straight games, while seeing heavy playing time on a weekly basis.
With Fournette enjoying a seamless transition to the NFL and Chris Ivory proving capable in a third-down role, the Jaguars haven't had much of a need for Yeldon's services. To Yeldon's credit, he hasn't made much of a fuss about his fall to fourth on the depth chart behind Fournette, Chris Ivory and Corey Grant, as Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone indicated that Yeldon has practiced well in recent weeks. If he dresses Sunday, Yeldon would certainly have an easier path to playing time if Fournette is held out, but even if that's the case, Yeldon would still likely be deployed only selectively behind Ivory, who would profile as an adequate three-down option for the Jaguars.
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