Hawley exited Thursday night's game against the Falcons after injuring his left knee. This is obviously a positive development for the veteran center and his status will likely be updated during practice next week.
Thursday marks Campanaro's second consecutive missed practice as he continues to work his way back from a hamstring injury. He played just under 12 percent of Baltimore's offensive snaps last week, garnering one carry for five yards in that span. Even if Campanaro returns to practice Friday and gets the green light for Sunday, it's unlikely that he'd see much more than a fringe role against the Jaguars.
Paea's injury doesn't appear to be too serious, as it is a lingering problem that the team keeps a close eye on. It looks like the Cowboys are just taking precautionary measures with the defensive tackle and Paea likely won't miss any time as a result.
Diagnosed with a left high-ankle sprain after Week 1, Cunningham has required just a week and a half to achieve a full practice. The Bears still have one question mark in the backfield, though, as Jordan Howard's right shoulder continues to ail him. If Howard's snap count is kept in check Sunday versus the Steelers, Cunningham may receive reps beyond kick-return duties, but Tarik Cohen and even Taquan Mizzell are better candidates to pick up carries and targets.
Gathers was placed on injured reserve to start the season after suffering a concussion in mid-August. The concussion is apparently a fairly serious one, as the former Baylor basketball star is yet to step back onto the practice field since suffering from the head injury. With an injury this serious, the Cowboys will likely stay extra cautious with the young tight end who should plenty of promise prior to getting hurt.
This is a new ailment for Houston as he was not present on Wednesday's injury report. Stay tuned for more information as the weekend approaches, but at this point Houston is still expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
As a precautionary measure, Engram was placed in the concussion protocol, where he remains embedded. He sustained his activity level for a second straight practice Thursday, but he also continued to don a non-contact jersey. Due to the murky nature of head injuries, he's a tossup to suit up Sunday in Philadelphia, which could force Rhett Ellison and Shane Smith into more prominent roles in the offense.
As has been the case since the start of training camp, the health of Newton's surgically repaired throwing shoulder is of greater concern to the Panthers than the ankle issue, which he picked up coming out of Sunday's win over the Bills. According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said his main goal with Newton is about "managing the week" heading into each game, suggesting that the quarterback may be in store for limited practice reps for much of the season to ensure his shoulder gets sufficient rest. Any lack of practice time probably won't result in much tangible change in Newton's fantasy stock week in and week out, but the long-term absence of favored target Greg Olsen (foot), who was moved to injured reserve Tuesday, is a more negative development for the former MVP's future outlook.
Benjamin's full involvement intimates that the Panthers' decision to hold him out of practice entirely a day earlier was mostly precautionary. While the wideout could still wind up with an injury designation heading into Sunday's matchup with the Saints, if Benjamin is able to practice Friday in any capacity, it's likely that he'll be a safe lineup option in Week 3. He'll draw a favorable matchup against a Saints defense that was picked apart by Tom Brady for 447 yards and three touchdowns through the air last Sunday.
Bishop has moved back and forth between the Jets' active and practice rosters over the last two seasons. Most recently, he played 12 defensive snaps in the team's loss Sunday to the Raiders. He's made three career starts and recorded 17 tackles.
It seemed a foregone conclusion that Garrett would be sidelined for the first quarter of his rookie season after suffering a right high-ankle sprain in a Sept. 6 practice, but the defensive end has healed far quicker than the organization could have anticipated. Though he didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Garrett wasn't completely idle, as he shed his walking boot and did some cardio work on a stationary bicycle. Unless he's able to get back on the field in some capacity Thursday or Friday, Garrett will trend closer to doubtful than questionable for Week 3, but the fact the Browns aren't yet ruling him out to play is an encouraging sign regarding his health.
Bass was just released by the Seahawks on Tuesday, but it didn't take the five-year veteran long to find a new home. The former seventh-round pick is expected to serve as a reserve option on the Jets' defensive front.
Parker was limited in practice Wednesday, and while it's normally not an encouraging sign to see a player's level of participation decline a day later, a source close to the Dolphins relayed to Beasley that the wide receiver is expected to play Sunday against the Jets. Those planning on deploying Parker in DFS contests or season-long leagues this week would probably want further reassurance on Parker's health heading into Sunday, so it's worthwhile to track his activity during the Dolphins' final practice of the week Friday.
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