NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport had said on NFL Network on Sunday morning that Lynch is expected to start against Tennessee and anchor a backfield churning out 159 yards per week, second only to the run-heavy Philadelphia Eagles. The team later announced Lynch will play.
Here's the rest of Sunday's injury news:
1. Rapoport said on "NFL GameDay Morning" that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to play against the Carolina Panthers following the tragic death of one of his sons on Friday.
2. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Saturday night that Rob Gronkowski has yet to be cleared, and is unlikely to play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, according to a source informed of the situation. Dr. James Andrews has met with Gronk over the past five months about his surgically repaired forearm and encouraged the New England Patriots tight end to sit out one more week, according to Breer.
4. Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is active and will start against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the team announced. Megatron's banged-up knee looked fine in pregame warmups, meaning Joe Haden could be in for a long afternoon.
6. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is active but not expected to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rapoport reported Sunday. Nick Foles will start for Vick, who suffered a hamstring injury against the New York Giants last weekend. There's concern Vick also could miss next week's tilt, per Rapoport.
7. Rapoport reported Sunday that Johnthan Banks will play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a specialist inspected the team's facilities and ruled that the rookie cornerback "does not pose a risk of (MRSA) transmission to other players." The news is less promising for Bucs guard Carl Nicks, who also is battling MRSA and is not expected to play Sunday against the Eagles, per Rapoport.
8. Also out for the Bucs, receiver Mike Williams is inactive after missing Friday's practice with a hamstring injury.
13. A Raiders source told NFL Media's Stacey Dales that running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings -- both battling hamstring injuries -- will play for Oakland against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. On defense, run-stuffing linebacker Kaluka Maiava will be inactive, Dales reported.
15. Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones (knee) is active for the first time since Baltimore's season opener. The team also announced that Eugene Monroe will start at left tackle and Bryant McKinnie will be deactivated.
16. Here's a weird one: The Steelers deactivated left tackle Mike Adams in favor of the newly acquired Levi Brown -- who, it turns out, won't play against the Jets. Brown suffered a triceps injury in pregame warmups, paving the way for Guy Whimper to see action, per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.