- Wake up to Wembley REMINDER: The Lions vs. Falcons game kicks off early in London this Sunday at 9:30am ET. Remember to set your lineups and tune in on Fox!
R. Quinn DL - STL
H. Clinton-Dix DB - GB
K. Dansby LB - CLE
Jones (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: Jones, who was limited on Wednesday, thus appears on track to draw a probable designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Lions.by Rotowire.com
Robinson (forearm) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, the Saints' official site reports.
Analysis: Following Pierre Thomas' shoulder injury, which is expected to result in a 2-to-3 week absence, Robinson was poised to take on a larger piece of the RB pie. However, Robinson is suffering through his own ailment of unknown severity, meaning interested parties should keep close tabs on his practice participation as the weekend approaches. If Robinson is unable to go Sunday against the Packers, Mark Ingram would handle the bulk of the workload, with Travaris Cadet working in a complementary role.by Rotowire.com
Mathews (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Broncos, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Analysis: With Donald Brown still out, Branden Oliver will head the Chargers' backfield Thursday against Denver, while Mathews' potential return date is still cloudy at this stage.by Rotowire.com
Brown's teammate Anthony Dixon lined up with the first-team offense next to Kyle Orton during Wednesday's practice, while Brown was used mostly with the second team, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
Analysis: Running backs are gold this time of season once injuries strike - and the last few weeks have certainly a bloodbath for the position - so people all over are trying to play hunches on the Buffalo situation following injuries to Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller in the same half. The truth is we won't know for sure until the Bills line up to play the Jets this week, and even that could change as soon as game flow kicks in. So we'll give you the knowns in as simple a fashion as possible: Dixon is the likely starter and the surer thing. He beat out Brown for the No. 3 spot for a reason and the team brass seems to love his attitude and all-around game. He's going to get his chance, and one of his skill sets lies around the the goal line. So there's some safety in picking Dixon if you're hurting at running back. Brown, on the other hand, is the upside play. We've seen what he can do while LeSean McCoy was hurt, and quite frankly, he's a better athlete than Dixon. Also, there's a chance Dixon has trouble behind an offensive line that's struggling and the quicker-bursting Brown takes the job and runs with it for four weeks. To sum it up, we like Dixon by a slight margin as a short-term play and he could end up being a nice plugger/chugger for your lineup for a month, but if you're filling bench spots and/or looking for a lottery ticket, Brown probably has more upside.by Rotowire.com
The Cleveland Browns defense recorded three interceptions and two sacks in Sunday's 24-6 road loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Analysis: The Browns surrendered 185 yards on 35 carries to a team that previously hadn't been able to run the ball, but they also completely shut down Blake Bortles and the passing game. The Jaguars only had one scoring drive of more than 13 yards, as they benefited immensely from a trio of second-half turnovers deep in Cleveland territory. The Browns offense, which has largely been excellent this season, couldn't have played any worse. Sunday's game marked a serious departure from the team's early season M.O., which was for the offense to carry the defense. The pre-season expectation was that the defense would have to do the heavy lifting, so it won't be surprising if both units continue to move toward the middle of the pack. Having played well over the last five halves, the Browns defense should be in for a nice game in a Week 8 home matchup with the 0-6 Oakland Raiders.by Rotowire.com