Murray practiced in full Thursday as well and will be a full go this week against the Chargers. His touches may be limited, which means we'll see more of Derrick Henry, but Murray is still a must-start this week.
Per Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site, head coach Bruce Arians said Bethea and Budda Baker (thigh), who were both held out Wednesday, should practice in some capacity Thursday. That should clear up most of the concern about either safety's availability for Sunday's game against the Redskins, with both set to see ample snaps in the contest. Since supplying a season-high 11 tackles in a Week 7 win over the Rams, Bethea's production has dropped off considerably. He hasn't produced more than five tackles or generated a turnover in any of the Cardinals' past six contests.
Thompson, who sat out the Week 14 victory over the Vikings, remains day-to-day with a case of plantar fasciitis, an issue that has plagued him off and on since his college days. The linebacker is hopeful that having some extra time off to rest will be enough for the inflammation in his foot to subside, but his status for Sunday's game against the Packers remains up in the air. If Thompson is sidelined for another contest, Colin Jones would act as the primary replacement as part of the Panthers' "Frog" defensive package.
After getting cut loose from the 53-man roster earlier in the week, Agudosi will remain in the organization after going unclaimed off waivers. The undrafted rookie wideout from Rutgers is still waiting to make his NFL debut.
This is not a surprising development after Savage was knocked out of last week's game against the 49ers. The handling of that situation -- Savage was allowed to re-enter the game -- is the subject of an NFL / NFL Players Association joint investigation. He has not been ruled out for Week 16 against the Steelers. T.J. Yates will start this week against Jacksonville, and the Texans are expected to promote Taylor Heinicke from the practice squad to be the backup.
The sack is McCourty's first of the season, as the Patriots defense was consistently unable to slow down a typically-pedestrian Dolphins offense. New England has a daunting task in Week 15 as they head to Pittsburgh to try and contain Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.
Howard did not have a tackle in the game, but that was the direct result of his blanket coverage on Brandin Cooks who was held without a reception until the closing minutes of the game. The second-year cornerback has two interceptions in each of the last two game and will hope to victimize Tyrod Taylor and the Bills similarly in Week 15.
The assist total of five is Ogletree's highest of the season, as the Rams gave up 455 yards and 43 points to the Eagles. The 25-year-old has a more appealing matchup against the Seahawks in Week 15, although Russell Wilson always provides unique matchup issues.
Mitchell had four tackles (all solo) and three total pass breakups in his spot-start for the suspended Marcus Peters. The interception was the 25-year-old's first since his two-pick performance against the Chargers in Week 3.
The sack brings his season total to 9.5, and was a bounce-back performance from Week 13 when Houston failed to record a single tackle. A matchup against Philip Rivers and the surging Chargers awaits Saturday.
State of Massachusetts Resident Daily Fantasy Sports Participant Disclosure:
FA Media, LLC ("FAM") may from time to time promote individual daily fantasy sports operators and FAM employees or contractors may at their sole and absolute discretion play on their personal accounts at a daily fantasy sports operator in the games that they offer advice on. Although the employee or contractor may have expressed personal views on the games and strategies in content contained herein, they do not necessarily reflect the view of FAM or the daily fantasy sports partner being promoted. The employee or contractor reserves the absolute right to deploy different players and strategies than what has been recommend within the content contained herein.