Josh McCown - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said it is too soon to tell how long QB Josh McCown (thumb) may be out following his thumb injury suffered Thursday, Sept. 18, in a 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Smith also didn't address whether or not QB Mike Glennon might get a chance to start at quarterback even if McCown is healthy.
Huddle Up: Remains to be seen if McCown was truly injured or if the thumb injury was just a nice way of getting him off the field during Thursday night's debacle. Glennon fared only slightly better but could take the opportunity and run with it in McCown's absence.
Knowshon Moreno - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) has been telling teammates that he hopes to return after the team's Week 5 bye.
Huddle Up: The initial timetable was a minimum of four weeks for Moreno to recover from his dislocated elbow, so he's already ahead of that--good news if you have Moreno and were looking forward to him producing like he did in Denver.
LaMichael James - RB - Free Agent
The Miami Dolphins have expressed interest in free-agent RB LaMichael James (49ers) and it is believed that he has some interest in the team. James is expected to take the weekend to consider his options.
Huddle Up: With Knowshon Moreno out and Lamar Miller slightly nicked as well the Dolphins have a need for running backs. Moreno's timetable appears to be shorter than initially feared, which might induce James to look elsewhere for a new gig.
Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) said his injured shoulder is sore but fully expects to play in Week 3. Bryant said his shoulder will not affect his performance or style of play.
Huddle Up: Good news if you're banking on Bryant this weekend. He was banged up heading into last week's game and still performed well, so there shouldn't be any concern about how he'll play with the injury, either.
Robert Woods - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods (ankle) would not be able to play in Week 3 at this point because of his injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Huddle Up: Woods is the Bills' 2nd-leading receiver with 5 catches for 83 yards but it looks like Mike Williams and Marquise Goodwin might be in for some extra work this Sunday against the visiting Chargers.
Vernon Davis - TE - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Davis has been unable to give it a go in either of the team's practices this week, and is looking doubtful for Sunday unless he can turn things around in a hurry Friday.
Shaun Hill - QB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams QB Austin Davis or QB Shaun Hill (thigh) could come down to a game-time decision in Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: If you're somehow looking at starting a Rams' QB, it looks like you're going to have to check in with the Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury & Weather report Sunday morning.
Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Beast Mode was back in action after sitting out Wednesday -- a good sign he'll be up for a full workload Sunday after getting only 10 touches in the Week 2 loss in San Diego.
Devin Hester - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester left the Week 3 game in the second quarter Thursday, Sept. 18 because of cramps, but came back into the contest in the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Before leaving, Hester scored a pair of TDs, including a 62-yard punt return that established him as the NFL's all-time leader in return scores. He also scored on a 20-yard end-around rush but was not targeted in the passing game in the first half.
Harry Douglas - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas suffered a foot injury in the second quarter Thursday, Sept. 19 and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Douglas, who was started in a number of leagues with Roddy White out, caught both of targets for 14 yards and a 3-yard TD in the first quarter, but didn't look limping off the field. Updates should be forthcoming.
Josh McCown - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown suffered a right thumb injury in the second quarter of the Week 3 game Thursday, Sept. 19 and did not return.
Huddle Up: McCown had hit his throwing hand on a helmet following through and was taken the lockerroom a series later. McCown was off to a poor start, completing 5-of-12 passes for 58 yards and an interception as the Bucs fell behind 35-0. He was replaced by Mike Glennon.
Maurice Jones-Drew - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Good sign for the RB to be back on the field after missing Week 2 and Wednesday's practice, but he's going to have to show more Friday if he has a shot at playing Sunday in New England.
Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) is officially inactive Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: It'll be Bobby Rainey with some Mike James sprinkled in in a juicy matchup against what has been a porous Falcons' run D.
Roddy White - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring) is inactive for Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: White is unable to go after a hamstring injury cropped up early in the week and kept him out of practice. In the meantime, it's bump up for Harry Douglas and Devin Hester and even TE Levine Toilolo complementing top target Julio Jones.
Reggie Wayne - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne and RB Ahmad Bradshaw were full participants in practice Thursday, Sept. 18. Both players received rest days Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Just a little early-season break for the two veterans, who have strong matchups Sunday going against a Jaguars' D which has been torched for 75 points and 869 yards in 2 games.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray will return to the ball-carrying style he used in his first three seasons with the team when he lost only three fumbles. Murray has already fumbled twice in the first two games of this season while carrying the ball with his left hand. "You definitely make more plays when the ball is in your outside hand," Murray said, "(But) I just got to be smart about it and see what happens. Can't overthink it, so I'm not worried about it."
Huddle Up: The two lost fumbles have been the only negative for Murray, who leads the league with 285 rushing yards and 316 yards from scrimmage on 55 touches.
Toby Gerhart - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Gerhart at least made progress Thursday after sitting out Wednesday, but it's certainly been a struggle (25 carries-50 yards) so far for the veteran back, and you should be seriously exploring other starting options until he can show some signs of life.
Brandon Marshall - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: With the team playing Monday night, it was the Bears' first real workday of the week so no real concern yet -- especially with Marshall playing and notching the TD hat trick on the ankle Sunday night.
DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (illness) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Just a temporary bug so no real concerns for Hopkins, who has caught a scoring pass in each of the Texans' 2 games so far.
DeAngelo Williams - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: It's looking like it'll be Jonathan Stewart time once again this week, although wait and see if Williams is able to get on the practice field Friday.
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