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Injury roundup: Knowshon Moreno practicing

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All signs point to Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno returning to the lineup on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

After participating in Monday's informal session, Moreno practiced again on Wednesday with a brace over the left elbow he dislocated in a Week 2 loss to the Bills, per ESPN.com's James Walker.

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The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero noted that Moreno was "being, um, quirky" when he told reporters this month that he might miss four more weeks. The sixth-year runner told reporters on Monday that he hopes to play against the Packers.

The larger question is how play-caller Bill Lazor will split carries between Moreno and Lamar Miller if both are healthy. Either way, it's a good problem for Miami, a team that needs all available talent on the field to prevent their season from tumbling into the void.

Other injuries we're following on this Wednesday:

1. Bengals wideout A.J. Green aggravated his toe in warmpups, per Geoff Hobson of the team's official website. He was later seen getting looked at by trainers on a golf cart. Green was limited in practice. In better news for Cincy, linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) returned to practice.

2. Titans quarterback Jake Locker did not practice Wednesday. Locker injured his thumb in Sunday's loss to the Browns. He said the thumb is getting better and that he's able to throw and hopes to practice Thursday, according to the Tennessean.

3. Lions coach Jim Caldwell sounds prepared to rest Calvin Johnson if necessary this weekend as he deals with a high ankle sprain. Asked what it will take to suit up against the Vikings, Megatron told the team's official website: "A lot of treatment."

4. The Lions were also missing Reggie Bush (ankle) at practice, but fellow running back Joique Bell (concussion) returned after missing Sunday's loss to the Bills.

4. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater told reporters that he's 100 percent after missing last Thursday's game against Green Bay with a sprained ankle, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

5. As he's done for the last month -- and as he'll continue to do -- Tony Romo sat out Wednesday's session, per ESPNDallas.com. 

6. Browns coach Mike Pettine is "cautiously optimistic" that Joe Haden will shake off a hip injury in time for Sunday's showdown with the Steelers. Defensive lineman Phillip Taylor will be out at least a few weeks after undergoing a knee scope.

7. Buccaneers wideout Vincent Jackson missed Wednesday's practice with a rib injury, according to coach Lovie Smith. Rookie pass-catcher Mike Evans was able to handle most of practice after missing Sunday's loss to the Saints.

8. Jaguars pass-catcher Marqise Lee returned to practice after missing Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh with a hamstring injury, per The Florida Times-Union.

9. Jets coach Rex Ryan said wideout Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday. Decker said he's day to day.

10. The Raiders suffered a blow to their defense as linebacker Nick Roach was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Roach hasn't played a game this year due to a concussion suffered in the preseason. Oakland also has some concerns on the offensive side. Starting quarterback Derek Carr (ankle, knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday.

11. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday. Trent Williams (knee), Brian Orakpo (ankle), Ryan Clark (ankle), and Perry Riley (knee) all did not practice.


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12. Packers wideout Jarrett Boykin (knee, groin) won't practice Thursday according to coach Mike McCarthy, who also said defensive end Datone Jones (ankle) is day to day.

13. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said both Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton will be limited Wednesday. Both will be throwing, though Stanton isn't fully cleared.

14. Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) missed practice Wednesday but coach Ron Rivera isn't too concerned. Three Panthers running backs didn't practice: Jonathan Stewart (knee), DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and Darrin Reaves (hip). Linebacker Thomas Davis (elbow) also did not practice.

15. Chargers running back Ryan Mathews has yet to begin running as he recovers from an MCL sprain, according to U-T San Diego.

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