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Date Player
10/8/2015 A.J. Bouye, Hou, CB
Bouye was injured Thursday.

Analysis: Bouye has a quad injury.
10/8/2015 Clay Matthews, GB, LB
Matthews was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Matthews' status is not clear.
10/8/2015 James Jones, GB, WR
Jones is on the injury list this week with a sore hamstring.

Analysis: An easygoing veteran, Jones brushed away any concern after practice Thursday. "Ain't nobody limpin', man. I'll be all right," said Jones, using bad grammar to emphasize his point.
10/8/2015 Cecil Shorts III, Hou, WR
Shorts is inactive for Thursday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Shorts is dealing with a shoulder injury.
10/8/2015 Nate Washington, Hou, WR
Washington is inactive for Thursday night's game against Indianapolis.

Analysis: Washington is nursing a hamstring injury.
10/8/2015 Jay Cutler, Chi, QB
There is at least some positive news on the injury front for the Chicago Bears. Their quarterback is healing. Cutler said the strained hamstring that kept him out two weeks ago is improving even if it's not quite 100 percent heading into Sunday's game at Kansas City.

Analysis: Cutler missed a shutout loss at Seattle two weeks ago. He looked sharp in his return, helping the Bears beat Oakland for their first win under new coach John Fox.
10/8/2015 Ahmad Brooks, SF, LB
Brooks left the team this week after his sister, Krsunthia Brooks, died of lupus, according to the player's agent Greg Williams.

Analysis: Brooks will not be available when his team plays the New York Giants on Sunday.
10/8/2015 Marcus Mariota, Ten, QB
The Titans announced Thursday that the Elias Sports Bureau corrected an incomplete pass on the first offensive play of Tennessee's opening 42-14 win at Tampa Bay by changing the scoring. A penalty was called on the play, and Mariota originally was credited with an incomplete pass while a Tampa Bay penalty was enforced after the play. Elias changed the scoring with the penalty negating the play.

Analysis: Mariota still had a perfect 158.3 passer rating for the game. He now has one less incompletion, boosting his passer rating from 109.2 to 110.3 along with a 63.5 completion percentage instead of 62.9.
10/7/2015 Jeremy Hill, Cin, RB
Hill (knee) and safeties George Iloka (ankle) and Reggie Nelson (hamstring) were limited in practice on Wednesday.

Analysis: Hill only ran nine times for 40 yards on Sunday, but he rushed for three touchdowns in a win over Kansas City. Giovani Bernard still finished with more rushes with 13.
10/7/2015 Adam Jones, Cin, CB
Jones (groin) and defensive end Wallace Gilberry (calf) were held out of practice on Wednesday.

Analysis: Jones was injured during a 36-21 win over Kansas City on Sunday. Backup Darqueze Dennard filled in and was on the field for 49 percent of the plays on defense, a season high.
10/7/2015 Wallace Gilberry, Cin, DE
Gilberry (calf) and cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones (groin) were held out of practice on Wednesday.

Analysis: Gilberry has a sack and a forced fumble this year. He had two solo tackles against Kansas City on Sunday.
10/7/2015 Andrew Luck, Ind, QB
Luck made the trip to Houston but will not play Thursday night, according to ESPN.

Analysis: Luck was limited in practice this week with an injured right shoulder. He missed his first pro game Sunday.
10/7/2015 Denarius Moore, Buf, WR
Buffalo shuffled its returners by releasing Marcus Thigpen and signing Moore.

Analysis: Moore, who doubles as a receiver, spent his first four seasons in Oakland where he had 142 catches for 2,169 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also averaged nearly 7 yards on 42 punt returns. He is reunited with Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal, who held the same job in Oakland during Moore's rookie season.
10/7/2015 Demontre Hurst, Chi, CB
The Chicago Bears have promoted Hurst from the practice squad to the active roster.

Analysis: Hurst has appeared in 16 games for Chicago over the past two seasons. He has 36 defensive tackles, one interception and one forced fumble along with nine special teams stops.
10/7/2015 Ryan Tannehill, Mia, QB
Tannehill says he became frustrated during a recent practice and regrets that he disparaged two teammates.

Analysis: Annoyed that defensive players were practicing aggressively during a workout that's typically low-key the day before a game, Tannehill sarcastically told two players they would receive a "scout team trophy." Neither player is a starter. The incident occurred Saturday in London, one day before the Dolphins' loss there to the New York Jets. Reports of the episode created a buzz on the internet.
10/7/2015 Josh Johnson, Ind, QB
The Colts re-signed Johnson on Wednesday as Andrew Luck recovers from an injured right shoulder.

Analysis: Indianapolis originally signed Johnson on Friday then released him Monday. With Luck still limited in practice and backup Matt Hasselbeck sitting out Tuesday because of illness, the Colts (2-2) brought back Johnson in time for Thursday night's game at Houston (1-3). On Tuesday, Luck said he was preparing as if he would start against the Texans. Coach Chuck Pagano said Luck has looked good in his limited work this week.
10/7/2015 Myles White, NYG, WR
The Giants have signed wide White off their practice squad.

Analysis: The team announced the move on Wednesday, two days after saying that tight end Daniel Fells would be placed on injured reserve with a staph infection. White played in seven games for the Green Bay Packers in 2013, catching nine passes for 66 yards. He suffered a knee injury later in the season and was placed on injured reserve. He spent the 2014 season on the Packers' practice squad.
10/7/2015 Billy Cundiff, Buf, K
The Buffalo Bills have shaken up their special teams by signing Cundiff and releasing kickoff specialist Jordan Gay.

Analysis: Cundiff replaces Gay on kickoff duties, and his arrival poses a threat to veteran kicker Dan Carpenter. Carpenter has been erratic since the start of the preseason while nursing assorted injuries. Cundiff is a 12-year NFL veteran who spent the past two seasons in Cleveland.
10/7/2015 Frank Gore, Ind, RB
Gore was back at practice Tuesday, a day after sitting out with a foot injury.

Analysis: The injury doesn't appear to be an issue, so expect him to play Thursday against Houston.
10/7/2015 Arian Foster, Hou, RB
Foster was limited at practice Tuesday for the Texans.

Analysis: He still hasn't fully recovered from his groin injury, but he's expected to play Thursday against Indianapolis.
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