NFL roundup: Latest league news from Thursday, Oct. 14


Injuries/COVID-19

  • Baltimore Ravens 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.
  • 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.
  • Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (ankle) did not practice Thursday, one day after being limited.
  • 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) will not practice today, per the team.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Roster signings

  • 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.

Roster cuts

  • The Indianapolis Colts released center Joey Hunt from the practice squad.