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Stephen Hill    WR   Carolina Panthers
 
Hill has been signed to the Panthers' practice squad, the Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

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Wes Welker    WR   Denver Broncos
 
Welker (suspension) has not been ruled out for Week 1, at least not by the Broncos, who are moving forward as if he will be able to play against the Colts, the Denver Post's Mike Klis reports.

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It's not clear how much validity to place on this report, as the notion that a player could play in a game just days after receiving a four-game suspension from the league is pretty counter-intuitive. The thinking from the team's side is that suspensions are never announced this late in a the week, but considering Welker would still have to pass concussion protocol, it would make more sense to accept the four-game suspension while he may still not be 100 percent healthy. Either way, it's something to monitor throughout the week, but the prevailing logic points to Welker being an incredibly risky guy to bank on in fantasy for Week 1.
Jonathan Dwyer    RB   Arizona Cardinals
 
Dwyer is listed as the Cardinals' No. 2 running back in advance of Monday's opener against the Chargers, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

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Brandon Bostick    TE   Green Bay Packers
 
Bostick (lower leg) didn't practice again Tuesday, Packers.com reports.

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Wes Welker    WR   Denver Broncos
 
Welker (concussion) has been suspended four games for the use of amphetamines, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Welker participated in individual drills in Monday's practice and was working his way back from a preseason concussion. He'll now get another month to fully recover from the concussion.
Marvin Jones    WR   Cincinnati Bengals
 
The Bengals are still hoping that Jones (foot) can return on Oct. 5 against New England.

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Richard Rodgers    TE   Green Bay Packers
 
Rodgers is listed as the starting tight end on the Packers' latest depth chart.

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Ryan Griffin    QB   New Orleans Saints
 
Griffin was waived by the Saints on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

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Deji Karim    RB   Indianapolis Colts
 
Karim was removed from injured reserve with a settlement, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports.

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Christine Michael    RB   Seattle Seahawks
 
Michael (hamstring) didn't participate in practice Tuesday.

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Only two days remain before the NFL campaign kicks off in the home of the defending Super Bowl champions, but the Seahawks may be without one of Marshawn Lynch's backups if Michael is unable to alleviate his hamstring concern. Consider Michael day-to-day, but his status could become clearer as soon as the final injury report of the week is released Wednesday.
Rob Gronkowski    TE   New England Patriots
 
While Gronkowski (knee) told reporters that he was in line to play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins, coach Bill Belichick indicated Tuesday that the team has not made a final determination on that front, ESPN.com reports. "I'm glad that Rob is optimistic about his situation," Belichick said Tuesday. "We will go through a week of practice, look at everything and everybody and see where everybody is at and try to do what's best for the team."

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Marquess Wilson    WR   Chicago Bears
 
The Bears placed Wilson on the injured reserve/designated-to-return list, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Wilson will need a few more weeks to recover from surgery to repair a broken collarbone, so the Bears decided to place him on injured reserve to open up a roster spot for cornerback Kelvin Hayden. Assuming Wilson's recovery continues going as planned, he will likely return to the Bears at some point later this season.
LeGarrette Blount    RB   Pittsburgh Steelers
 
Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that both Blount and Le'Veon Bell will suit up Sunday against the Browns, NFL.com reports.

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Chris Polk    RB   Philadelphia Eagles
 
Polk (hamstring) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice and expects to be ready for Sunday's regular-season opener versus the Jaguars, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Polk suffered a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring in late July, which subsequently kept the running back sidelined for all four preseason games. Nonetheless, he survived roster cuts over the weekend and is slated to serve as the Eagles' No. 3 option out of the backfield behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles. While Polk expects to be ready to play Sunday, his participation in Wednesday's padded practice could offer further insight regarding his Week 1 status.
Le'Veon Bell    RB   Pittsburgh Steelers
 
Coach Mike Tomlin indicated that both Bell and LeGarrette Blount will play in Sunday's game against the Browns, NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports.

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Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Tomlin does not plan to discuss any possible internal punishment for the running backs, stemming from the duo's recent arrest on marijuana possession charges, with no punishment via the NFL likely to arrive anytime soon. In any case, neither player is line to sit out Sunday's game against the Browns, which puts Bell on track to head the Steelers' backfield out of the gate, with Blount a candidate to spell him and Dri Archer on hand to work in a change-of-pace capacity.
Dexter McCluster    RB   Tennessee Titans
 
McCluster is listed as the Titans' No. 3 running back on the team's latest posted depth chart, the team's official site reports.

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Bishop Sankey    RB   Tennessee Titans
 
Sankey is listed as the Titans' No. 2 running back on the team's latest posted depth chart, the team's official site reports.

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Sankey is thus listed behind Shonn Greene and ahead of Dexter McCluster, for the time being, with Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com suggesting that the trio figures to be part of a backfield rotation, with their usage out of the gate hinging largely on gameplans and matchups. While the team's posted depth chart would appear to confirm that Sankey has yet to supplant Greene, we suspect that the second-rounder is a candidate to see his responsibilities in the team's offense increase as the season progresses, a scenario that helps maintain his status as the upside fantasy play among the team's running backs.
Martavis Bryant    WR   Pittsburgh Steelers
 
Bryant (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's regular-season opener against the Browns, ESPN reports.

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Lamar Miller    RB   Miami Dolphins
 
Miller remains listed as the starter at running back over Knowshon Moreno on the Dolphins' first official depth chart of the regular season, the team's official site reports.

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