Tyreek Hill's hamstring scare is nothing more than that -- a scare.
Hill's injury was deemed minor, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. The receiver is considered day-to-day, wanted to return to Monday night's win over the Chargers, and could avoid missing any time thanks to Kansas City's bye in Week 12, Rapoport added.
Hamstrings are typically a fickle injury that can be easily aggravated, leaving players on the mend for a month or longer in some cases (i.e., Cleveland cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams). For the extremely athletic football player who thrives on speed like Hill, it can be even riskier to rush back too soon.
The bye could offer the Chiefs an extra break, though, allowing Hill to rest without a need to try to push himself to make it back in time for another game. As we all know, Hill's value exists down the stretch. With Oakland just a half game behind Kansas City, the final month of the season is more important for Hill than Week 13.
Other injury news we're monitoring around the league:
»Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (ankle) did not practice Wednesday and is day-to-day. Left tackle Cordy Glenn (shoulder) did participate in practice and has a chance to start Sunday, Taylor added.
»Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is day-to-day with a hip pointer injury this week. Trubisky was listed as a full participant during Wednesday's practice.
»The San Francisco 49ers were down a number of key players during Wednesday's practice. Tight end George Kittle (knee/ankle), running back Matt Breida (knee), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ribs), wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder), Robbie Gould (groin), offensive tackle Joe Staley (thumb) and defensive end Dee Ford (hamstring) are not expected to practice. Coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters that all seven players could be game-time decisions Sunday night vs. the Packers, per NBC Sports Bay Area.
»The Cleveland Brownsannounced they have activated tight end David Njoku (wrist) from injured reserve Wednesday. Njoku hasn't seen the field since a scary collision in Week 2 that upended him and resulted in both a concussion and broken wrist. Njoku had his cast removed two weeks ago and will practice Wednesday.
Defensive end Olivier Vernon, who missed the past two games with a knee injury, will not practice Wednesday.
Cleveland announced it had elevated safetyJ.T. Hassell to the active roster and signed safety A.J. Howard to the practice squad.
»The Miami Dolphinsannounced a flurry of roster moves Wednesday. Miami placed Gary Jennings (shoulder), Reshad Jones (chest) and Bobby McCain (shoulder) on injured reserve, signed safety Adrian Colbert and activated linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel from injured reserve. They also promoted defensive tackle Gerald Willis from the practice squad.
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was limited with a right shoulder/forearm. Cornerback Ken Webster (ankle) returned to practice after missing the last three games.
»Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson remains in the league's concussion protocol, coach Doug Pederson told reporters. Rookie Andre Dillard was expected to take reps in Johnson's spot during practice.
Running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) has not been cleared for contact and was a limited participant. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (ankle) was limited as well.
»Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says punter Matt Bosher (groin) is officially designated to return off of injured reserve. The earliest Bosher could return is Week 14 against the Panthers.
»New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Tackle Nate Solder (concussion) was limited in today's session, but wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) participated in full.
»Indianapolis Colts wideout T.Y. Hilton(calf), tight end Eric Ebron (ankle) and cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (ankle) are questionable for Thursday night's game against the Houston Texans. Running back Marlon Mack (hand) is ruled out.
»Carolina Panthers defensive tackleGerald McCoy (knee) did not participate at practice. Safety Eric Reid (knee) was limited.
»Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (shoulder) and wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion/knee) did not participate at practice. Cornerback Artie Burns (knee) was limited.
»Houston Texans wideout Will Fuller (hamstring), safety Tashaun Gipson (back), and cornerback Bradley Roby (hamstring) are questionable for Thursday night's game against the Colts.
»Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (concussion) will play on Monday vs. the Ravens. Wideout Robert Woods is still handling a family matter and remains away from the team.
»Dallas Cowboys tackle La'el Collins (knee/back) did not practice Wednesday. Guard Zack Martin (back/ankle/elbow) was limited. Receiver Amari Cooper (knee) was a full participant.
»New England Patriots receivers Phillip Dorsett (concussion) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Receiver Julian Edelman (shoulder) and safety Patrick Chung (heel/chest) were both limited.
»Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (toe) did not practice on Wednesday, nor did defensive lineman Daron Payne (ankle) or defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (ankle/knee). Tight end Vernon Davis (concussion), safety Montae Nicholson (ankle), wide receiver Paul Richardson (hamstring) and Chris Thompson (toe) were limited participants.
»Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers (concussion) and quarterback Matthew Stafford (hip/back) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.
»Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) did not participate in practice on Wednesday, but quarterback Jameis Winston (ankle) was a full participant.
»Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (ankle), wide receiver Julio Jones (foot), tight end Austin Hooper (knee) and running back Devonta Freeman (foot) were all non-participants in Wednesday's practice.