Daniel Jones' absence might only end up being a little more than two quarters of football.
Giants coach Joe Judge told reporters Jones is progressing through the concussion protocol after sustaining a concussion in New York's Week 5 loss to Dallas. Jones took first-team reps in the portion of practice open to media members Thursday. The QB was officially listed as limited in his return to practice.
"At this point, everything is positive," Judge said of Jones' progress before practice, per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
Jones will still need to be cleared before playing Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, but his involvement would provide a significant boost to the Giants' chances. Backup Mike Glennon replaced Jones in Week 5, and while he completed 16 of 25 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown, he threw two interceptions in what ended up being a blowout loss.
Jones has completed 64.3% of his passes for 1,282 yards and a 4-1 TD-INT ratio through five weeks. With Saquon Barkley dealing with an ankle injury, the Giants will need their best possible options everywhere else to compete with the 4-1 Rams.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman was ruled out for the remainder of Thursday night's game against the Eagles in the first quarter with a hamstring injury. It was just Sherman's second game with the Bucs since being signed ahead of Week 5. He could be seen pulling up during a play. Following the Bucs' win, head coach Bruce Arians had no update.
- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed practice Thursday with an illness. Rookie receiver Rashod Bateman could make his NFL debut this week. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman told reporters Bateman is close to game ready, but the Ravens will take it slow with his participation rate, saying "I don't think we're going to throw him into the fire every play," per The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec. The first-round pick has been out of action since undergoing surgery to repair a groin injury suffered in the summer. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins (thigh) was also a DNP on Thursday.
- Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, who was at practice Wednesday and listed as a DNP, was at practice again on Thursday and listed as limited. Wilson sustained a finger injury last week that required surgery that is expected to keep him out until Week 10 at the earliest. However, he's yet to be placed on injured reserve. Linebacker Bobby Wagner (knee) also returned to practice after missing Wednesday. Wide receiver DK Metcalf (foot) and running back Chris Carson (neck) were each DNPs.
- Houston Texans offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil had successful surgery to repair a torn UCL in his thumb and is expected to miss four to six weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Head coach David Culley told reporters Wednesday that Tunsil would have to undergo surgery due to the injury he sustained in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. Texans wide receiver Danny Amendola (thigh), tight end Pharaoh Brown (shoulder) and defensive back Desmond King (hip) were limited in practice. Running back Rex Burkhead (hip), running back Mark Ingram (not injury related) and offensive lineman Justin Britt (knee) were limited.
- Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert will not play Thursday against the Buccaneers after he was not activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
- Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring), who's been sidelined since Week 3, was a full participant in the team's first practice of the week. Wideout A.J. Brown (hamstring) and linebacker Bud Dupree (knee) were also full-go. Offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (toe) was limited.
- Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (ankle) did not practice Thursday, one day after being limited. Center Trey Hopkins (knee) was limited. The Bengals claimed cornerback Tre Flowers, who recently requested his release from the Seahawks, off of waivers on Thursday.
- Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (quad), defensive end Chris Jones (wrist), tight end Blake Bell (back), guard Joe Thuney (and) and cornerback Charvarius Ward (quad) did not practice. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens (knee) returned in a limited caapcity.
- Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring), who was limited Wednesday, did not practice Thursday. The Panthers placed punter Joseph Charlton (back) on injured reserve.
- The Minnesota Vikings activated cornerback Cameron Dantzler from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Wide receivers Justin Jefferson (ankle) and Adam Thielen (foot) did not practice for the second straight day. Linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) was limited and running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) was full-go.
- Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (shoulder/groin) and wide receiver DeVante Parker (shoulder/hamstring) did not practice for the second day in a row. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (hamstring), cornerback Byron Jones (Achilles) and tight end Adam Shaheen (knee) remained limited.
- Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack (back) and offensive lineman Rashaad Coward (ankle) will not travel with the team to London. Wide receiver Marvin Jones (personal) returned to practice, while defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (ankle) was again limited.
- Buffalo Bills linebacker Matt Milano (hamstring) did not practice.
- The Chicago Bears placed running back Damien Williams on the reserve-COVID-19 list.
- Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (right shoulder) remained limited in practice and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (illness) was out for a second straight day. Cornerbacks Byron Murphy (ribs) and Marco Wilson (ribs) both returned to practice in a limited capacity.
- Cleveland Browns running backNick Chubb (calf), offensive lineman Jack Conklin (knee), running back Kareem Hunt (wrist, knee), , linebacker Malcolm Smith (abdomen) and center JC Tretter (knee) did not practice for the second day in a row. Defensive lineman Takkarist McKinley (ankle, knee), tight end David Njoku (knee), defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, knee) and defensive end Myles Garrett (knee/ankle) returned in limited capacities.
- New England Patriots running back Damien Harris (ribs) and guard Shaq Mason(abdomen) were limited in practice. Offensive lineman Justin Herron (abdomen) was out.
- Indianapolis Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship (hip) did not practice for the second day in a row. Linebacker Darius Leonard (ankle/shoulder), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (concussion), safety Andrew Sendejo (concussion) and cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (ankle) all returned in limited capacities, and defensive end Kwity Paye (hamstring) was full-go.
- Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson (knee), outside linebacker Trey Flowers (knee) and running backs D'Andre Swift (groin) were limited in practice. Running back Jamaal Williams (hip) was out.
- Chicago Bears wide receiverAllen Robinson (ankle), linebacker Khalil Mack (foot) and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (groin) did not practice for the second day in a row. Wideout Darnell Mooney (groin) remained limited.
- Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (ankle) and tight end Robert Tonyan (knee) remained limited in practice.
- Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith (neck) was limited in practice, along with running back Ezekiel Elliott (ribs) and defensive end Randy Gregory (knee). Cornerback Trevon Diggs (ankle) and defensive end Dorance Armstrong (ankle) remained out.
- Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (shin) returned to practice Thursday in a limited capacity. Wide receiver Curtis Samuel (groin) and offensive lineman Brandon Scherff (knee) were once again DNPs.
- Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) did not practice for a second day in a row and safety Nasir Adderley (hip), who was limited Wednesday, was a DNP on Thursday.
- Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (hip) and safety Kareem Jackson (back) returned to practice in a limited capacity.
- Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs did not practice Thursday due to an illness. Defensive end Ryan Nassib (personal) returned to practice and was a full participant.
- Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald (knee) was limited on Thursday, while kicker Matt Gay (ankle) was a full participant.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers elevated tight end Deon Yelder from the practice squad ahead of Thursday night's game against the Eagles.
- The Indianapolis Colts officially announced the signing of kicker Mike Badgley.
- The Carolina Panthers signed safety Kenny Robinson from the practice squad and signed punter Ryan Winslow to the practice squad.
- The Los Angeles Chargers signed offensive tackle Foster Sarell and defensive lineman Andrew Brown to the practice squad.
- The Philadelphia Eagles elevated offensive tackle Le'Raven Clark and tight end Noah Togiai from the practice squad to the active roster ahead of Thursday versus the Buccaneers.
- The San Francisco 49ers signed cornerback Davontae Harris to the practice squad.
- The Carolina Panthers signed safety Sheldrick Redwine.
- The Indianapolis Colts released center Joey Hunt from the practice squad.
- The Los Angeles Chargers released linebacker Nate Hall from the practice squad.
- The Carolina Panthers released safety Doug Middleton.