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[October 13, 2016]  Oct 12 (The Sports Xchange) - New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Decker hoped his partially torn rotator cuff would respond to rest and treatment, but after missing losses to the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, the shoulder injury remains problematic.

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Wide receiver Sammy Watkins could return to the Buffalo Bills later this season.

Noted specialist Dr. Roberts Anderson told Watkins he did not need another surgery on his injured left foot. Watkins was placed on injured reserve last month with chronic discomfort in his foot.

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Dez Bryant was on the field at the start of practice Wednesday, a sign the Dallas Cowboys could have their top receiver on the field Sunday at Green Bay.

The Cowboys (4-1) have won four consecutive games, including the past two without Bryant. He is recovering from what head coach Jason Garrett classified as a hairline fracture below his left knee.

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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) would spend Wednesday's practice time rehabbing his injury.

If Lacy is unable to start Sunday, McCarthy would turn those duties over to James Starks. Starks is the only healthy running back on the roster and if Lacy is out Sunday, practice squad rookie Don Jackson would likely be promoted.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams to their practice squad on Wednesday.

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Williams, 23, was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He was released by the Bills on Aug. 21.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his triumphant return to the NFL by throwing for 406 yards and three touchdowns.

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The Arizona Cardinals re-signed quarterback Zac Dysert to their practice squad.

The 6-foot-3, 223-pound Dysert was released from the Cardinals' active roster on Monday with quarterback Carson Palmer being cleared the next day from the NFL's concussion protocol.

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The Detroit Lions signed wide receiver Jay Lee to their practice squad and released defensive back Charles Washington to make room.

Lee, 23, originally signed with the Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Baylor earlier this season and participated in training camp.

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