The Indianapolis Colts finally received positive news on their tight end situation Monday.
Coby Fleener left Sunday's 20-12 preseason victory over the New York Giants with a knee sprain. Monday's MRI results came back negative, leading coach Chuck Pagano to predict that Fleener will return to practice by Thursday or Friday.
More injury updates:
» Geno Smith sat out the New York Jets' preseason win over the Jaguars on Saturday, but the QB told reporters his right ankle "felt a lot better" Monday. Coach Rex Ryan hasn't announced if Smith or Mark Sanchez will start Saturday versus the New York Giants.
» Manti Te'o hasn't practiced since suffering a sprained right foot Aug. 8, but he worked with the team trainer sans a walking boot for the first time Monday. San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy wouldn't say when Te'o might return to practice.
» The Broncos' defense took another hit on Monday when the Denver Post reported that middle linebacker Stewart Bradley will miss "several weeks" after undergoing surgery on his left wrist. Bradley has recently moved past Nate Irving in the battle for the starting job.
» Frustrated Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed Monday that Ryan Williams (knee) is unlikely to play versus the Chargers this week. Williams is running out of time to sew up a roster spot.
» The news is better for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who plans to return from his hamstring injury to play against the Redskins on Saturday. Johnson referred to his hamstring as a "work in progress."
» Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson confirmed that his early-August knee surgery was related to the injury that knocked him out of the game on Dec. 30 of last season. Nelson says he's now able to run much faster than one would expect coming off surgery, and he's still aiming to return for the season opener versus the San Francisco 49ers.
» The Tennessee Titans activated tight end Delanie Walker from the training-camp PUP list on Monday. The Houston Texans did the same with wide receiver DeVier Posey, returning from Achilles tendon surgery.