Nick Swisher will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Akron.
It is expected for Swisher to be activated for Thursdays game in Boston. Lonnie Chisenhall has been manning first base during his absence and has been one of the Indians best hitters, Once Swisher returns Chisenhall will likely slide back across the diamond and Mike Aviles will return to his super utility role. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Weston Richburg (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 12.
Richburg is one of the Giants' best offensive lineman, and plays a pivotal position at center. The second year player left Week 10 with an ankle injury, and the bye week was not long enough for him to recover. Richburg is questionable for Week 13. Dallas Reynolds will start at center on Sunday against the Redskins. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Rams have waived TE Justice Cunningham.
Zach Hocker signed with the Rams as insurance for the injured Greg Zuerlein, who is questionable for Sunday with a groin injury. Cunningham does not have a reception this season. He could join the Rams' practice squad if he goes unclaimed through waivers. Analysis: Ben Diamond