Bronco QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) was reported to have an AC joint sprain and is considered “day to day,” but HC Gary Kubiak made it clear that he will be the team’s starting QB for Week 5 if he is healthy.

Cardinal QB Carson Palmer (concussion) has “a chance” to be cleared in time for the Thursday night game, according to HC Bruce Arians.

Panther QB Cam Newton (concussion) will have an extra day to get cleared considering the Week 5 game is on a Monday, but HC Ron Rivera said he had “no idea” on Newton’s status, according to Charlotte’s AP writer Steve Reed. They don’t have to release an injury report until Thursday.


Running Backs

Buccaneer RB Doug Martin (hamstring) will likely be held out through the team’s Week 6 bye week, according to The Tampa Bay Times. There is “some window” for a return this week, but it’s not likely.

Buccaneer RB Charles Sims (knee) injured his knee and left the game briefly on Sunday but returned. He should be fine for Monday night’s game though, as he’ll have an extra day to recover.

Cardinal RB Chris Johnson (concussion) was placed on IR and will sidelined for at least 8 weeks, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He could end up missing the rest of the season.

Chief RB Jamaal Charles (knee) said he is 100%, according to The Kansas City Star. He admitted that the team wanted to sit him through the bye week, but the injury to Charcandrick West forced things otherwise.

Dolphin RB Arian Foster (groin) wasn’t practicing Tuesday and it doesn't look good for him to return in Week 5.

Eagle RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is expected to play in Week 5 against the Lions, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

Falcon RB Tevin Coleman (sickle cell trait) is expected by HC Dan Quinn to play in Week 5, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter.

Lion RB Dwayne Washington (ankle) left the Week 4 game with an ankle injury when his foot was pinned beneath him from behind. We’re waiting on updates.

Raven RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) is “on track” to play in Week 5, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.


Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

Bear WR Kevin White (ankle) is headed for an MRI on Monday and HC John Fox declined to update his status on Monday, according to ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson. Their first injury report will be released Wednesday.

Bronco TE Virgil Green (calf) resumed practicing on Wednesday.

Colt WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder) is “doing well” but remains “week to week,” according to HC Chuck Pagano and CNHI Sports Indiana’s George Bremer.

Cowboy WR Dez Bryant (knee) isn’t being ruled out for Week 5 by owner Jerry Jones, according to The Star-Telegram. He has a shot to play this week and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport suggested Dez is expected to beat his three-week timetable.

Dolphin TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) is still in the league’s concussion protocol and the team doesn’t have a timetable for his return, according to The Miami Herald.

Eagle TE Zach Ertz (ribs) said his MRI came back clear and he is planning to play in Week 5, according to CSN Philly’s Rueben Frank.

Jaguar TE Julius Thomas (elbow) is expected to return in Week 6 after the bye, according to the Jaguars on Twitter.

Jaguar TE Marcedes Lewis (hip) is expected to play in Week 6 after the bye, according to jaguars.com.

Jet WR Eric Decker (shoulder) is “unlikely” to play in Week 5, according to NJ Advance Media’s Darryl Slater.

Patriot TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) is “not right” and that his injury has “not come along like they thought it would,” according to a source spoken to NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo. It’s been tough to gauge, however, with Jacoby Brissett under center. Next week should be a tell-all game with Brady back.

Steeler WR Eli Rogers (turf toe) will not play in Week 5, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Offensive Linemen

Brown C Austin Reiter (torn ACL) was placed on IR, ending his season.

Cowboy LG La’El Collins (toe) was placed on IR and will miss the rest of the season, according to owner Jerry Jones and ESPN.

Dolphin C Mike Pouncey (hip) returned to practice on Tuesday but it’s still unclear if he’ll return in Week 5, according to The Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley.

Jaguar LT Luke Joeckel (knee) was placed on IR and will have surgery on his left knee, according to AP Sports writer Mark Long. It’s not definite, but it could be season-ending.

Jet RG Brian Winters (concussion) never returned to the Week 4 game after suffering a concussion as is questionable for Week 5, according to ESPN.


Defensive Linemen

49er RE DeForest Bucker (foot) is doubtful for Week 5, according to CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco.

Brown DE Carl Nassib (broken hand) will resume practicing this week, according to the Browns on Twitter.

Buccaneer DT Gerald McCoy (calf) is unlikely to play in Week 5, according to The Tampa Bay Times. They’ll also likely be without DE Noah Spence (shoulder).

Cardinal DE Frostee Rucker (knee) has resumed practicing. It’s possible he returns for Week 6, according to AZ Central Sports’ Kent Somers.

Jaguar DE Jared Odrick (elbow), who has missed the last two games, is expected to return in Week 6, according to jaguars.com.

Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich (triceps) is “healthy enough” to play, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He should be active against Cleveland.



Falcon LB Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles) ruptured his right Achilles this week and is done for the season, according to ESPN. His 2014 season also came to an end because of a torn Achilles.

Panther LB Thomas Davis (hamstring) left in the second half of Sunday’s game but expects to be “fine,” according to Charlotte AP’s Steve Reed. The Panthers play on Monday in Week 5, so he has an extra day to heal.

Redskin OLB Ryan Kerrigan (elbow) suffered a sprained elbow and should be considered day-to-day. An MRI revealed it was just a hyperextension, according to The Washington Post’s Mike Jones.


Defensive Backs

Cardinal S Tyvon Branch (groin) was placed on IR, according to azcardinals.com. He’ll be eligible to return in 8 weeks at least.

Eagle CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) practiced on Monday. He said it “looks like” he will play this week, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Zach Berman. He’s been sidelined since Week 1.

Giant CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) is expected to play tonight, but in a limited role, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Packer CB Sam Shields (concussion) didn’t practice Monday. HC Mike McCarthy said Shields is “improving” but is questionable at best for the Week 5 Sunday night game against the Giants, according to #PackersUnscripted Wes Hodkiewicz.

Panther LCB James Bradberry (toe) stubbed his toe on the first series and didn’t play again until the fourth quarter. He should be considered questionable for Monday night’s game next week, according to The Charlotte Observer.