NFL Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Bradford (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Per Chris Tomasson of The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Bradford said Wednesday that he would like to think his chances of returning for Week 3 are good, but he then acknowledged that he won't have a real read on his availability until he sees how his knee responds in practice. His ability to practice in some capacity Wednesday is a good start, though he also was a limited participant all last week and didn't end up playing in Sunday's 26-9 loss to Pittsburgh. Should Bradford miss Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, the Vikings will be forced to rely on Case Keenum, whose presence under center would necessitate a major downgrade for Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph.
News: Bradford (knee) practiced Wednesday and appears likely to start Sunday against the Bucs.
Impact: There were fears that the knee problem which kept him out last weekend against the Steelers would lead to an extended absence. Bradford does have a history of knee trouble, but it looks like he will give it a go against Tampa Bay in hopes of duplicating his outstanding Week 1 performance. Bradford's return ups the value of Dalvin Cook and Stefon Diggs following poor Week 2 performances with Case Keenum under center.
News: Nelson (quad) participated in practice Wednesday, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: Unable to play in Sunday's 34-23 loss to Atlanta after the opening drive, Nelson apparently has made significant progress the past few days as the Packers prepare for a Week 3 home date against the Bengals. While the extent of his participation probably won't be known until the official injury report is released later Wednesday, Nelson is off to a good start in his bid to avoid any further missed time. Meanwhile, Randall Cobb (shoulder) was absent from practice, according to Cohen.
News: Brown was unable to return to practice Wednesday.
Impact: A quad injury and his sickle-cell trait which makes recovery difficult is likely to keep him sidelined for a second straight week, and possibly longer.
News: Landry (knee) did not practice Wednesday.
Impact: It's possible this was just a precaution or a rest day for Landry after he was listed as questionable entering last weekend with the knee issue. He went out and made 13 catches for 78 yards, so it would seem Landry will still be safe to put in your lineup this week.
News: The Arizona Cardinals re-signed Wheeler on Wednesday after he was released again Friday.
Impact: The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Wheeler spent the preseason with the Cardinals before being released on Sept. 8 and then re-signed on Sept. 11. The Cardinals originally signed Wheeler to a one-year contract on July 27. Wheeler, 32, is a nine-year NFL veteran who played in 133 games (66 starts) with the Indianapolis Colts (2008-11), Oakland Raiders (2012), Miami Dolphins (2013-14) and Atlanta Falcons (2015-16) with 513 tackles and 6.5 sacks.
News: West did not practice Wednesday because of a thigh injury.
Impact: It's unclear if this injury is serious enough to keep him from traveling to London for this weekend's matchup with the Jaguars. West's potential absence - along with Danny Woodhead being out - would make Buck Allen a possible RB1 against the Jaguars.
News: Eifert sat out practice Wednesday because of knee and back problems.
Impact: Many projected Eifert to be one of fantasy's top tight ends this season. Instead, his ongoing injury problems and the Bengals' horrible start offensively make him someone to consider dropping altogether, or at least leave on the bench.
News: Burkhead did not practice Wednesday due to a rib injury.
Impact: Burkhead got hurt in the Week 2 win over the Saints, getting five touches on the eight snaps he played and catching a touchdown pass. If he's unable to go Sunday against the Texans, the value of James White jumps up and Dion Lewis becomes a potential fantasy play.
News: Amendola returned to practice Wednesday, seemingly putting him on track to play in Week 3 after missing Sunday's win over the Saints due to a concussion and a knee problem.
Impact: Amendola could have his snaps limited if he does play against the Texans, but his potential return could hurt the value of Chris Hogan.
News: Gronkowski (groin) practiced Wednesday, a sign that he's fully expected to play Sunday.
Impact: Gronkowski had called his groin injury minor, and this was further proof. Feel safe in sticking him in your lineup against the Texans.
News: Foster is expected to miss Week 3's matchup with Raiders due to a separated shoulder.
Impact: Foster, whose interception in Week 2 sealed Washington's win over the Rams, is second on the Redskins with 15 tackles after leading the team in that department last year.
News: Gronkowski (groin) was spotted at practice Wednesday,Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Further details on the extent of the tight end's practice participation should arrive later Wednesday, but his presence on the field is a positive indicator for Gronkowski's potential availability Sunday against the Texans. Gronkowski was on the field for 46 of the Patriots' 76 offensive snaps in the Week 2 win over the Saints before departing with a groin injury, wrapping up the afternoon with six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown.
News: The Bills signed Coleman.
Impact: Coleman returns to Buffalo after being among the team's final cuts earlier this month.
News: The Buffalo Bills have reshuffled their defensive depth by signing safety Blanton and tackle Deandre Coleman in preparing to host the Denver Broncos this weekend.
Impact: Blanton has five seasons of NFL experience and returns to Buffalo after spending last year with the Bills. He was a free agent after being released by the Dallas Cowboys before the start of this season.
News: The Jaguars have claimed Strong off waivers from the Texans, providing them some much-needed depth with Allen Robinson and rookie Dede Westbrook on injured reserve.
Impact: A third-round draft pick in 2015, Strong has 28 receptions for 292 yards and three touchdowns in 19 games. The Texans waived him Monday. He was suspended for the season opener for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
News: Miami acquired Anthony from the Saints on Tuesday in a trade for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick.
Impact: Anthony was the 31st overall pick in the 2015 draft, started all 16 games as a rookie and made three starts last season. He's totaled 82 tackles, one sack and one interception in 26 games.
News: The Dolphins have suspended Timmons indefinitely after he failed to show up for the team's season opener.
Impact: The Dolphins reportedly filed a missing person's report when they were unable to contact Timmons, who was found by police at the airport, according to TMZ. It certainly seems possible Timmons' days with the Dolphins are numbered.
News: The Baltimore Ravens placed Yanda on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.
Impact: Yanda sustained a fractured ankle during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. The 33-year-old Yanda missed parts of training camp as he recovered from offseason shoulder surgery. However, Yanda was dominant in both regular-season games and anchored an offensive line that had already suffered several key losses.
News: The Panthers placed Olsen (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday, Max Henson of the team's official site reports. "He broke the fifth metatarsal on his right foot -- it's called a Jones fracture," head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said. "He had a screw inserted to repair the fracture."
Impact: With the nature of the injury known, Olsen will follow the typical 6-to-8-week recovery timetable, which conveniently lines up with the dates for a return to practice (six weeks) and activation from IR (eight). He'll thus be eligible to play again after the Panthers' Week 11 bye, or Sunday, Nov. 26, against the Jets on the road. In the meantime, Ed Dickson will receive the bulk of the tight end reps, but the team is also a candidate to add another body to the 53-man roster to bolster the ranks.
News: Davis was placed in the league's concussion protocol following the team's 24-10 victory over the New York Giants on Monday.
Impact: Selected with the 21st overall pick of the 2017 draft, Davis was injured while tackling Giants running back Paul Perkins in the fourth quarter. Davis immediately put both hands on his helmet and remained on the ground for a minute or two before slowly walking off the field. He has 15 tackles in two games this season.