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Injuries: Colts QB Andrew Luck won't practice this week

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When the Buffalo Bills take the field for practice Wednesday, some notable names won't be available.

Coach Sean McDermott announced a bevy of the team's stars will sit out the day's workout. Defensive lineman Marcell Dareus (ankle) and offensive lineman Cordy Glenn (ankle) are the two most worrisome for Buffalo. The two were injured in the team's loss to the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday, and McDermott said there's concern that Dareus won't be able to play this weekend against the Denver Broncos.

McDermott also announced defensive linemen Shaq Lawson, who's battling a nerve contusion, and Jerel Worthy, who's still in concussion protocol, will sit. Veteran running back LeSean McCoy and veteran pass rusher Lorenzo Alexander will get rest days, McDermott said.

Here are other injury notes we're tracking Wednesday:

1. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has already been ruled out for Indianapolis' game against the Cleveland Browns this week, and after coach Chuck Pagano told reporters the star quarterback will not practice at all this week, it looks like he'll miss next week's game against the Seattle Seahawks as well.

2. Encouraging development for New England Patriots fans: Linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee) and receiver Danny Amendola (concussion/knee) were limited. Matthew Slater (hamstring) also practiced. Tight end Rob Gronkowski (groin) and running back Rex Burkhead (ribs) didn't practice.

3. Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is day to day.

4. New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (ankle), linebacker B.J. Goodson (shin) and offensive tackle Bobby Hart (ankle) did not practice. Wide receiver Odell Beckham (ankle) and tight end Evan Engram (concussion) were limited.

5. New Orleans Saints defensive back Sterling Moore suffered a pectoral injury against the New England Patriots on Sunday, but a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport it's not season-ending and there is optimism he'll miss just a few weeks.

6. Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson announced defensive backs Jaylen Watkins and Rodney McLeod, who both suffered hamstring injuries in the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, will not practice Wednesday and are day to day. Neither is expected to play Sunday against the New York Giants.

7. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced center Brandon Linder (knee) and linebacker Lerentee McCray (knee) are not expected to practice Wednesday.

8. Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue (ankle) was limited in his return to practice. Coach Bill O'Brien said wide receiver Will Fuller (collarbone) isn't ready to play but wide receiver Bruce Ellington (concussion) should be set to go this week. Fuller was limited in practice and Ellington was full-go. J.J. Watt (finger) also was limited.

After cornerbacks Kevin Johnson (knee) and Jonathan Joseph (shoulder) suffered injuries last week, the Texans announced they signed cornerback Johnthan Banks.

9. Washington Redskins linebacker Mason Foster, who sealed the win for the 'Skins over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday with an interception, is seeking a second opinion on his shoulder that dislocated, Rapoport reported. He is likely out for the Redskins' game against the Oakland Raiders this week.

Cornerback Josh Norman (AC separation) and safety Montae Nicholson (AC separation) worked in position drills Wednesday, per Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Running back Rob Kelley (ribs) was in pads on Wednesday, but tight end Jordan Reed (chest/sternum) was not on the field, with coach Jay Gruden calling both day to day.

10. Cleveland Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett (ankle) was out of his walking boot, Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot reported. Coach Hue Jackson said the draft's No. 1 overall pick "is getting there. Huge progress has been made." Linebacker Jamie Collins (concussion) was not on the practice field, per Scott Petrak of the Chronicle-Telegram.

11. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) has played in both of the Ravens' first two games, but admitted when talking to Adam Schein on SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio that his back isn't 100 percent.

"I'm getting there," Flacco said. "I don't know how to answer that question perfectly. Come Sunday, I don't have any limitations, I feel really good but I'm not willing to say I'm 100 percent, especially throughout the week and coming off the game and all those things. Hopefully here in a few weeks I'll feel consistently good.

"To be honest with you, I think I've been pretty fortunate the first two weeks to get through this thing pretty, you know, relatively easy in terms of being hit. I haven't really been hit too hard yet or had to deal with anything too crazy. I don't tend to think I think about it too much, because as a quarterback, a lot of times you're getting hit when you're releasing the ball. It's not like you're staring the hit right in the face where you're trying to run a guy over, so you don't really know when you're gonna get hit. But it definitely is nice to bounce up off that turf without any bad feelings. I wouldn't say it was in the forefront of my mind, though."

Ravens receiver Michael Campanaro (ankle), cornerback Jaylen Hill (thigh), running back Terrance West (calf), defensive tackle Brandon Williams (foot) and tight end Maxx Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. DB/LB Anthony Levine Jr. (chest) was a limited participant while LB Za'Darius Smith (knee, ankle) was a full participant.

12. Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil, who did not play against the Bills on Sunday after waking up with a crick in his neck, did not practice Wednesday. Quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, per the team's official site.

13. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn announced offensive lineman Ryan Schraeder (concussion protocol) will not practice Wednesday.

14. Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said quarterback Sam Bradford is still day to day dealing with a knee injury that kept him out of Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He made some throws in practice and was limited. Linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring) also was limited.

15. New York Jets defensive end Mo Wilkerson (shoulder) didn't practice, coach Todd Bowles said. Wide receiver Robby Anderson (knee) also sat out.

16. Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle) did not practice Wednesday but is hopeful for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Guard Luke Joekel (knee), linebacker Bobby Wagner (thigh) and wide receiver Doug Baldwin (personal) also did not practice.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert (hamstring), receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), tight end Jesse James (ankle) and center Maurkice Pouncey (illness) did not practice Wednesday. Defensive end Stephon Tuitt (biceps) and linebacker T.J. Watt (groin) were limited participants. Safety J.J. Wilcox (concussion) was a full participant.

18. Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (back) did not practice Wednesday, the team announced.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander (hamstring), defensive tackles Chris Baker (illness) and Gerald McCoy (ankle) and defensive end Jacquies Smith (illness) did not practice. Cornerback Brent Grimes (shoulder) was limited.

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