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[November 30, 2017] 

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Hurns, Allen

WR Allen Hurns did not practice Wednesday and is likely to miss his second straight game this Sunday due to the ankle sprain.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Smith, Telvin

LB Telvin Smith was not at practice on Wednesday and is in the NFL's concussion protocol. ... WR Marqise Lee continues to be limited each week in practice due to a knee injury that has bothered him since early in the regular season.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Lee, Marqise

WR Marqise Lee continues to be limited each week in practice due to a knee injury that has bothered him since early in the regular season.

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NFL Note - Tampa Bay Buccaneers McDonald, Clinton

DT Clinton McDonald has a back injury and did not practice Wednesday.

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NFL Note - Denver Broncos Lynch, Paxton

QB Paxton Lynch is out 2-4 weeks because of a high-ankle sprain suffered last week against the Raiders. Trevor Siemian will start in his place.

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NFL Note - Denver Broncos Leary, Ronald

G Ron Leary missed Wednesday's practice because of a back issue. Leary has played in every game this season.

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NFL Note - Denver Broncos Wolfe, Derek

DE Derek Wolfe did not practice Wednesday as he continues to be evaluated for a neck injury he suffered against the Raiders last Sunday. Wolfe has struggled with neck issues in recent years.

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NFL Note - Denver Broncos Miller, Von

OLB Von Miller will play in his 100th regular-season game Sunday in Miami. Miller leads the Broncos with 8.5 sacks and is on pace for the seventh double-digit sack season in his eight-year career.

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NFL Note - Denver Broncos Peko, Domata

NT Domata Peko will miss this week's game because of a sprained MCL suffered last week. Peko's play has been crucial to the Broncos' run defense, which improved from a shaky 2016 to rank first in the league against the run on a per-carry basis.

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NFL Note - Denver Broncos Talib, Aqib

CB Aqib Talib's suspension was reduced from two games to one after a Tuesday appeal. Talib was suspended after a fracas involving him and Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree in which the two exchanged punches, with Talib grabbing Crabtree's necklace for a second consecutive season. It is Talib's second one-game suspension in the last three seasons.

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NFL Note - Denver Broncos Langley, Brendan

CB Brendan Langley was targeted by the Raiders in the wake of Aqib Talib's ejection last week and he will likely be a focal point of the Dolphins' attack once again. The rookie was forced into action as the No. 3 cornerback last week after Talib was thrown out following his scuffle with Michael Crabtree and was beaten for a second-quarter touchdown by Amari Cooper. He was also targeted on the game-clinching catch-and-run by Derek Carr and Cordarrelle Patterson; Carr lofted a pass under a blitz to Patterson, who was in single coverage from Langley.

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NFL Note - Los Angeles Rams Brown, Malcolm

RB Malcolm Brown did not practice Wednesday with a knee injury

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NFL Note - Indianapolis Colts Melvin, Rashaan

CB Rashaan Melvin (hand) did not practice Wednesday and is not expected to play Sunday at Jacksonville.

Head coach Chuck Pagano said Wednesday that Melvin suffered a dislocation of a metatarsal bone in his right hand. There is the possibility the defensive back could play as soon as next week for the Buffalo game. The injury does not require surgery.

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NFL Note - Indianapolis Colts Kelly, Ryan

C Ryan Kelly (concussion) sat out Wednesday's workout. He remains in the league protocol and is not expected to be available for the Jacksonville game.

Kelly was hurt in the second quarter of last week's home game with Tennessee and did not return. A final decision on whether he will be cleared to play Sunday will made after Friday's workout.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Williams, Trent

LT Trent Williams (torn patella tendon, right knee) might be back for Thursday's game against Dallas.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Reed, Jordan

TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) has missed four games in a row and was not at practice on Tuesday.

Reed has been injured since training camp when he had a sore toe and later sustained a chest contusion. He was limited to 14 snaps in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs and 21 in Week 8 against Dallas.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Ramsey, Jalen

CB Jalen Ramsey was limited in Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Gipson, Tashaun

FS Tashaun Gipson was limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Fournette, Leonard

RB Leonard Fournette was a full participant in practice on Wednesday as the injured ankle that has hindered him in recent games seemed better.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Grigsby, Nicholas

LB Nicholas Grigsby was signed off the Ravens practice squad Nov. 28. The former 2016 undrafted rookie out of Pittsburgh played the final six games of the regular season for the Rams last season, though he did not record any statistics. He joined the Baltimore practice squad shortly after he was released by the Rams prior to the start of the regular season.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Davis, Vernon

TE Vernon Davis did not have a catch or a target in Thursday's 20-10 win against the New York Giants. Davis has 33 receptions for 527 yards and a touchdown.

That was his first game without a target or catch since Week 1.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Nicholson, *Montae

S Montae Nicholson (concussion) did not practice on Tuesday and is expected to miss his second consecutive game.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins McClain, Terrell

DL Terrell McClain missed practice for the second day in a row with a toe injury, though the Redskins would not say if he has a fracture.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Roullier, Chase

C Chase Roullier (broken hand) did not practice on Tuesday. The rookie is expected to miss his second consecutive game following four starts in a row.

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NFL Note - Carolina Panthers McCaffrey, *Christian

RB Christian McCaffrey's name showed up on Wednesday's injury report when he missed practice because of a shoulder injury.

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NFL Note - Carolina Panthers Worley, *Daryl

CB Daryl Worley has a foot injury that might be the biggest concern among the team's ailments. It has kept him out of workouts through mid-week.

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NFL Note - Carolina Panthers Funchess, Devin

WR Devin Funchess has a toe injury that kept him out of Wednesday's practice. He has dealt with various ailments recently, but tends to be ready on game days.

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NFL Note - * Free Agents Newton, Brandon

QB Cam Newton's rushing efforts are almost taken for granted at times, but he keeps rising on NFL lists.

He rushed for his fifth touchdown of the season last week against the Jets, making him the NFL's only player with five or more rushing touchdowns in each season from 2011-17.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Ebner, Nate

S Nate Ebner (knee) was placed on injured reserve Nov. 27. Ebner leads the Patriots with special teams tackles on the season. The punt team personal protector was injured on a 14-yard gain on a fake punt on the opening drive of last Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Bennett, Martellus

TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder/hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Nov. 27. The veteran returned to New England, where he spent the 2016 season, when he was claimed off waivers from the Packers on Nov. 8. He played in two games for the Patriots, catching six passes for 53 yards before being inactive last Sunday against Miami.

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NFL Note - Los Angeles Rams Barwin, Connor

OLB Connor Barwin did not practice on Wednesday with a broken forearm. He had surgery and will be sidelined a few weeks.

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NFL Note - Los Angeles Rams Woods, Robert

WR Robert Woods did not practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury.

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NFL Note - Carolina Panthers Byrd, Damiere

WR Damiere Byrd (forearm) is expected to return this week and to give the Panthers more speed and another option in the passing attack.

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NFL Note - Arizona Cardinals Painter, Vinston

OL Vinson Painter was released by the Cardinals.

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NFL Note - Indianapolis Colts Swoope, Erik

TE Erik Swoope (knee) will not be activated and will miss the remainder of the season. This is the deadline week for a decision on his roster status.

Head coach Chuck Pagano said Swoope is "not going to make it. He didn't make the progress we thought he was going to make," the Colts coach said. "We would never put him out there unless we thought he could be 100 percent."

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NFL Note - Indianapolis Colts Daniels, Darrell

TE Darrell Daniels (hamstring) was held out of Wednesday's practice session. He was a pregame inactive against the Titans and saw little practice time last week. Daniels remains listed as day-to-day.

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NFL Note - Los Angeles Rams Robey-Coleman, Nickell

CB Nickell Robey-Coleman was limited in practice Wednesday with a thigh injury.

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NFL Note - Los Angeles Rams Reynolds, Josh

WR Josh Reynolds did not practice Wednesday with an ankle injury.

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NFL Note - Los Angeles Rams Dunbar, Lance

RB Lance Dunbar was limited Wednesday with a knee injury. .

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NFL Note - Philadelphia Eagles Walker, Joe

LB Joe Walker didn't practice Wednesday. Walker, who replaced injured Jordan Hicks as the third linebacker in the Eagles' base package, suffered a neck stinger Sunday against Chicago.

If he can't go against Seattle, Najeh Goode will replace him.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Slater, Matthew

WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) continues to practice on a limited basis, though he's missed the last two games to the injury that dates back to the early days of training camp.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Rowe, Eric

CB Eric Rowe (groin) continues to practice on a limited basis, as he's done for the last three weeks, though he has not seen the game field in the last seven games since reinjuring the muscle.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Flowers, Trey

DE Trey Flowers (rib) practiced on a limited basis after suffering the injury in the second half last Sunday that sent him to the locker room early.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Flowers, Marquis

LB Marquis Flowers (knee) practiced on a limited basis due to the injury suffered in the second half of last Sunday's win.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Andrews, David

C David Andrew (illness) returned to practice on a limited basis after missing two-plus weeks of game and practice action.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Amendola, Danny

WR Danny Amendola (knee) continues to practice on a limited basis.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Waddle, LaAdrian

T LaAdrian Waddle (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. The fill-in starter over the last three weeks at right tackle limped off in fourth quarter of Sunday's win over Miami and did not return.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Reilly, Trevor

LB Trevor Reilly (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday, this after apparently being knocked out while covering the opening kickoff of the second half of last Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Hogan, Chris

WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) remains absent from practice, having missed the last three games with the injury and a month of practice since it was suffered in Week 8 against Los Angeles.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Cannon, Marcus

T Marcus Cannon (ankle) continues to be absent from the practice field, as he's been since limping off in the second quarter of the Week 8 win over the Chargers. He's missed three straight games to the injury.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Brady, Tom

QB Tom Brady (Achilles) missed practice on Wednesday, the second straight week he's been absent from the first day of game preparations. Brady did not seem limited when he played the entirety of last Sunday's win over Miami.

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NFL Note - Baltimore Ravens King, Jason

OL Jason King re-signed with New England on Nov. 28. The rookie free agent out of Purdue spent training camp with the Patriots this summer, spent time on the team's practice squad and has also been with the Ravens practice squad this fall.

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NFL Note - Indianapolis Colts Kalis, Kyle

G Kylie Kalis (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday. Kalis was a pregame inactive for the Tennessee game. He had limited practice time last week.

His status for Jacksonville remains undecided although it now looks as if he may be available to play.

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NFL Note - Indianapolis Colts Ridgeway, *Hassan

DT Hassan Ridgeway (shoulder) did not take part in Wednesday's workout. Ridgeway was a pregame inactive for the Titans game. He didn't practice last week.

Ridgeway is listed as week-to-week and probably will not be cleared in time to play at Jacksonville on Sunday.

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NFL Note - Arizona Cardinals Peterson, Adrian

RB Adrian Peterson (neck) highlighted a list of seven players who did not practice on Wednesday.

Peterson was hurt during Sunday's win over the Jaguars, according to head coach Bruce Arians, who didn't provide any specifics. Peterson enters Sunday's game against the Rams needing four rushing yards to pass Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk (12,279) for 11th place on the NFL's all-time rushing yardage list. He also is just 37 yards shy of passing Hall of Famer Jim Brown (12,312) for 10th place.

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NFL Note - Arizona Cardinals Williams, Kerwynn

RB Kerwynn Williams was able to practice despite two cracked ribs, although his status for Sunday's game against the Rams is uncertain.

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NFL Note - Philadelphia Eagles Jeffery, Alshon

WR Alshon Jeffery was limited in practice Wednesday with a foot injury. It's too early to tell what impact it might have on his availability for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Jeffery has five touchdown catches in the last four games.

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NFL Note - Philadelphia Eagles Kelce, Jason

C Jason Kelce was a limited practice participant Wednesday with an ankle injury. It's not believed to be serious and he is expected to play Sunday against Seattle.

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NFL Note - Philadelphia Eagles Robinson, Patrick

CB Patrick Robinson, who has done an outstanding job as the team's slot corner this season, was a limited practice participant Wednesday with a knee injury.

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NFL Note - * Free Agents Burton, Antwon

TE Trey Burton, who sat out last week's game against the Bears with a back injury, was a full practice participant Wednesday and is expected to play Sunday against Seattle.

Besides being the team's No. 2 tight end behind Zach Ertz, Burton also is one of the team's top special teams players.

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NFL Note - Arizona Cardinals Hill, Bronson

RB Bronson Hill was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster from the practice squad.

Hill joined the team a week ago when the Cardinals released veteran running back Andre Ellington for performance issues.

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NFL Note - Arizona Cardinals Victor, *Darius

RB Darius Victor was signed to the practice squad. The undrafted rookie from Towson spent the preseason with the Saints. He scored 41 touchdowns in 41 career games in college.

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NFL Note - Arizona Cardinals Martin, Gabe

LB Gabe Martin was signed off the Saints' practice squad, reuniting him with the Cardinals, for whom he played in eight games last season.

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NFL Note - Arizona Cardinals Miller, Harlan

S Harlan Miller was released by the Cardinals.

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NFL Note - Arizona Cardinals Dawson, Phil

K Phil Dawson was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in last Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Jaguars.

Dawson made all four of his field-goal attempts, including a career-long 57-yarder that won the game with a second left to play. Dawson now has 40 career field goal of 50 yards or longer. It was the 19th time in his career in which he has made at least four field goals in a game.

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NFL Note - Arizona Cardinals Lee, Andy

P Andy Lee has had 10 punts downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line in his last two games and now ranks eighth on the NFL's all-time list with 365 career punts inside the 20.

"Andy's kicking the ball so well," head coach Bruce Arians said. "We're doing a really good job of securing the protections, so that he can step up and really get it off. His hang time and direction has been outstanding."

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NFL Note - Arizona Cardinals Snyder, Kevin

LB Kevin Snyder, who played in two games for the Broncos earlier this season, was signed to the Cardinals' practice squad. He replaces Connor Harris, who was released.

Harris left Lindenwood University in Missouri last season as the NCAA record-holder for career tackles (633).

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NFL Note - Miami Dolphins Hayes, William

DE William Hayes (back) was placed on injured reserve Monday. Hayes, who was on a one-year contract, ends his season with 19 tackles.

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NFL Note - New England Patriots Van Noy, Kyle

LB Kyle Van Noy (calf) practiced on a limited basis after suffering the apparently minor injury in the second half of last Sunday's win over Miami.

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NFL Note - Tennessee Titans Schwenke, Brian

G Brian Schwenke was out of practice Wednesday due to sickness.

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NFL Note - Tennessee Titans Searcy, Da'Norris

S Da'Norris Searcy missed practice Wednesday and is day-to-day with an ankle injury suffered against the Colts.

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NFL Note - Tennessee Titans Orakpo, Brian

LB Brian Orakpo was given Wednesday off to rest a sore shoulder. He should return to practice by Thursday or Friday.

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NFL Note - Miami Dolphins Williams, Damien

RB Damien Williams (shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday and is day-to-day, according to head coach Adam Gase. It seems unlikely Williams will play Sunday against Denver.

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NFL Note - Miami Dolphins Perry, Senorise

RB Senorise Perry (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday and is in concussion protocol. Perry was injured during a third-quarter kickoff return against New England last week.

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NFL Note - Miami Dolphins Bushrod, Jermon

RG Jermon Bushrod (foot) didn't practice Wednesday and is day-to-day, according to head coach Adam Gase. Bushrod hasn't missed a game in his one-plus seasons with Miami.

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NFL Note - Miami Dolphins Smith, De'Veon

RB De'Veon Smith, an undrafted rookie from Michigan, was promoted from the practice squad Monday. Smith was in training camp with the Dolphins.

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NFL Note - Tennessee Titans Henry, *Derrick

RB Derrick Henry won't take over the starting running back duties from DeMarco Murray, despite being the more effective back the past couple of weeks. Henry had 79 yards in the fourth quarter last week, and was used as the workhorse back both on the Titans' winning TD drive and a four-minute drive to run out the clock.

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NFL Note - New York Jets Kearse, Jermaine

WR Jermaine Kearse (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

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NFL Note - Tennessee Titans Wallace, Aaron

LB Aaron Wallace, on injured reserve following back surgery, still has yet to be activated into his 21-day window where the Titans can evaluate him and determine if they want to restore him to the 53-man roster.

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NFL Note - Tennessee Titans Byard, Kevin

S Kevin Byard not only has six interceptions this season, but also has a nose for the football on fumbles as well. His recovery last week at the 4-yard line gave him two fumble recoveries this year for eight total takeaways.

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NFL Note - Tennessee Titans Morgan, Derrick

OLB Derrick Morgan had two half sacks last week as the Titans had eight as a team against the Colts. Morgan leads the team with seven sacks this season.

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NFL Note - Tennessee Titans Mariota, Marcus

QB Marcus Mariota has thrown a career-high 12 interceptions in the 10 games he has played this season after throwing just nine a year ago.

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NFL Note - Tennessee Titans Matthews, Rishard

WR Rishard Matthews missed Wednesday's practice due to an injured hamstring from last week. He did not play Sunday vs. the Colts, but might return to practice later this week.

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NFL Note - Seattle Seahawks Willson, Luke

TE Luke Willson is making progress from the concussion sustained Sunday against the 49ers. He did not practice on Wednesday, but has a chance to return this week if he can clear concussion protocol in time.

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NFL Note - Miami Dolphins Fales, David

QB David Fales will likely be on the roster for the rest of the season. QB Jay Cutler has missed two starts in the last six games due to injuries and was sidelined due to injury in two other games. That trend means Fales has to be at Miami's disposal to serve as the No. 3 quarterback behind backup Matt Moore.

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NFL Note - Miami Dolphins Cutler, Jay

QB Jay Cutler was announced as the starter for Sunday's game against Denver by head coach Adam Gase. Cutler (13 TDs, 9 interceptions) hasn't had a productive season, but he has showed a measure of toughness despite basically missing three of the last six games.

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NFL Note - Miami Dolphins Thomas, Michael

S Michael Thomas (knee) didn't practice Wednesday. His status for Sunday is uncertain.

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NFL Note - Miami Dolphins Smith, Maurice

S Maurice Smith (abdomen) didn't practice Wednesday. Smith missed last week's game due to an illness.

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NFL Note - Miami Dolphins Moore, Matt

QB Matt Moore (foot) didn't practice Wednesday. Moore, who started last week against New England, is likely to serve as the top backup again this week.

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NFL Note - Oakland Raiders Janikowski, Sebastian

K Janikowski, with a back injury, will complete the final season of his contract on reserve/injured.

Janikowski accepted a renegotiated deal paying him $3 million instead of $4 million this year, then promptly went on injured reserve with Giorgio Tavecchio doing the kicking. A first-round draft pick in 2000, Janikowski is the Raiders' all-time leader in scoring (1,799 points) and games played (268). He holds the NFL record for the most field goals of 50 yards or more with 55.

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NFL Note - Pittsburgh Steelers Haden, Joe

CB Joe Haden, who fractured his fibula in the Nov. 12 game at Indianapolis, has begun his rehabilitation. Haden got off his crutches Sunday and is riding a stationary bike and doing conditioning in the pool. The Steelers plan to evaluate Haden again after the Ravens game in two weeks.

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NFL Note - Pittsburgh Steelers Smith-Schuster, *JuJu

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, who missed last week's game with a hamstring injury, went through practice Wednesday.

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NFL Note - Pittsburgh Steelers McDonald, Vance

TE Vance McDonald, who has missed the past two games with an ankle injury, did not practice Wednesday.

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NFL Note - New Orleans Saints Kamara, *Alvin

RB Alvin Kamara seems to be the person least impressed with his rookie season accomplishments. He leads the league in yards per carry and is fifth in yards from scrimmage. "I don't get into the hype," Kamara said. "The key is not being content with your performance and coming in and preparing each week. Since the first game I've just been digesting what's on my plate. My role is evolving."

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NFL Note - New Orleans Saints Armstead, Terron

T Terron Armstead (thigh/shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday.

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