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Injury roundup: Steve Smith (ankle) doesn't practice

Steve Smith is "icing up."

The Ravens veteran wide receiver did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Smith sustained an ankle injury that knocked him out of the Ravens' Week 5 loss to the Redskins.

Smith suffered a torn Achilles tendon last season that caused him to miss half the season. That injury postponed Smith's planned retirement at least another season, as Smith didn't want to go out that way. Now Smith faces another injury hurdle as the Ravens try and get back on track after two home losses following a 3-0 start.

Fellow veteran Ravens receiver Mike Wallace is also nursing a rib injury and donned a red non-contact jersey at practice.

Here are some other injury updates we have on Wednesday:

  1. Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is in concussion protocol, coach Jay Gruden said. Reed is the Redskins' leading receiver and Kirk Cousins' safety net in the red zone.

Rookie safety Su'a Cravens is also in the concussion protocol.

  1. The Jets announced wideoutEric Decker has been placed on injured reserve, the team announced. Head coach Todd Bowles said Decker will undergo shoulder surgery and it is estimated the receiver will have an eight-month recovery period.
  1. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton returned to practice, however, in a limited capacity. Newton suffered a concussion in the Panthers' loss to Falcons on Oct. 2. His return is a positive indication Newton could return to the lineup soon.

Running back Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) was also limited. Offensive tackle Michael Oher's concussion was "unfortunately" worse than Newton's, Ron Rivera said. Cornerback Robert McClain hamstring) was limited.

  1. Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (shoulder) is questionable to play Thursday night versus the Chargers. Siemian, who missed last week's loss to the Falcons, is expected to start, with a collective decision being made later in the week on his availability, NFL Network's James Palmer said Tuesday.
  1. Chiefs star pass rusher Justin Houston has been cleared to resume football activity but has not been removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list after undergoing an offseason knee scope to repair his ACL. The earliest Houston can come off the PUP list is Monday, per the Chiefs.

Running back Jamaal Charles was a full participant in practice for the first time, head coach Andy Reid said. Charles got minor action against the Steelers on Oct. 2 but should get a bigger load against the Raiders on Sunday.

  1. The Bills received good news on receiver Sammy Watkins. Watkins will not require surgery on his problematic foot and could return before the season is over. He is currently on injured reserve.
  1. Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was a full participant in practice, coach Bruce Arians said. A concussion kept Palmer out of the lineup this past Thursday against the 49ers.
  1. Browns quarterback Cody Kessler said his plan is to be ready to start Sunday. Kessler was injured during Sunday's loss to the Patriots, leaving with chest and rib injuries. He expects to practice some today.
  1. Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant plans to participate in individual drills and will on workout the side, coach Jason Garrett said. The Cowboys will see if their star wideout can up his activity during the week.
  1. Bengals wideout A.J. Green (calf) and tight end Tyler Eifert (back) both sat out practice.
  1. Dolphins running back Arian Foster was limited in practice. He's missed the last three games with a hamstring injury.
  1. Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul missed practice with a groin injury. Cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple were involved in a limited capacity.
  1. The Eagles will be without Bryan Braman (shoulder), Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) and Fletcher Cox (ankle) at practice, coach Doug Pederson said. The coach added they should all be ready to go Sunday against the Redskins.
  1. Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is expected to miss two to three weeks, Rapoport reported. He left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury and is still undergoing tests.

Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah (ankle) is back at Lions practice for the first time in three weeks. Linebacker DeAndre Levy (quad) is still missing, along with Eric Ebron (ankle).

  1. Browns guard Joel Bitonio will miss some time with a mid-foot injury, Rapoport reported.
  1. Packers running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) is set to miss practice because he will be in a rehab program Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy said. In addition, cornerback Sam Shields continues to make progress working through concussion protocol, McCarthy said.
  1. Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) and Martellus Bennett (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee), wideout Julian Edelman (foot) and running back LeGarrette Blount (hip) were all limited in practice.
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