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Ravens WR Dez Bryant Could Play For First Time Since 2017

Ravens WR Dez Bryant Could Play For First Time Since 2017

Three-time Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant is active for the Baltimore Ravens game at Indianapolis on Sunday and could make his first NFL appearance since December 2017.

Three-time Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant is active for the Baltimore Ravens game at Indianapolis on Sunday and could make his first NFL appearance since December 2017.

Denver starting cornerbacks A.J. Bouye and Bryce Callahan are inactive at Atlanta, leaving the Broncos with a depleted secondary against the Falcons. Bouye is out with a concussion and Callahan has an ankle injury.

In Nashville, the Tennessee Titans will be without three-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney against Chicago days after releasing linebacker Vic Beasley Jr.

Clowney has been dealing with an injured knee and didnt practice all week. The Titans will be leaning heavily on starter Harold Landry III along with Derick Roberson and Wyatt Ray, who was just promoted from the practice squad for this game.

The Bears wont have Mitchell Trubisky to back up Nick Foles at quarterback. The Bears also added reserve offensive lineman Lachavious Simmons to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday morning hours after placing backup safety Devon Bush on the list Saturday night.

Two Bears players tested positive this week with another placed on the list as a close contact before the team closed its facility and canceled Thursdays practice.

In Indianapolis, both the Ravens and Colts will be short-handed: Four-time Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton is inactive after hurting his groin during last weeks victory at Detroit.

Baltimore already knew it would be down left tackle Ronnie Stanley because of a season-ending ankle injury and starting cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.

The Ravens also are missing Mark Ingram for the second straight week (sprained ankle) and starting linebacker L.J. Fort, who was activated off the COVID list Saturday, but also has an injured finger.

J.K. Dobbins is expected to replace Ingram and will be running behind a revamped offensive line that includes moving Pro Bowl right tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to left tackle. D.J. Fluker takes over at right tackle and Patrick Mekari is expected to start at right guard in place of Tyre Phillips (ankle).

In Atlanta, the Broncos also are without defensive end Shelby Harris, because of COVID-19 protocols. With Jurrell Casey (torn biceps) and Mike Purcell (foot) on IR, the Broncos are missing their Week 1 starting defensive line. In their places are DreMont Jones, Sylvester Williams and DeShaun Williams.

Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick is returning after missing one game with a hamstring injury. Running back Phillip Lindsay (foot) also is in uniform.

Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (left mid-foot sprain) and defensive ends Dante Fowler (hamstring) and Takk McKinley (groin) are out.

Wide receiver Golden Tate is a healthy scratch for the New York Giants at Washington, days after yelling at a TV camera after catching a touchdown pass, Throw me the ball!

Daniel Jones will have to throw the ball to some other people, but hes also without injured running back Devonta Freeman against the NFLs fourth-ranked defense.

The Houston Texans are without starting cornerback Bradley Roby against Jacksonville. Roby was listed on the injury report with a knee issue, but he was a full participant in practice all week.

Phillip Gaines is expected to start in his place.

The Texans also are without three linebackers, including standout Whitney Mercilus, because of COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. Jacob Martin and Dylan Cole also isolated earlier this week and did not make the trip.

In Minneapolis, Lions receiver Kenny Golladay is out with a hip injury, replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Quintez Cephus. The Lions activated quarterback Matthew Stafford from the COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, in time for him to take the field in Minnesota.

The Vikings continue to be depleted at cornerback, with Kris Boyd replacing Cameron Dantzler in the starting lineup. Rookie Harrison Hand is active despite being listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, to provide depth behind Boyd and Jeff Gladney.

In Buffalo, Seahawks safety Jamal Adams returns after missing four games with a groin injury for Seattles game against the Bills.

Seattle, however, is without running backs Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring).

Defensive end Carlos Dunlap is active and scheduled to make his Seahawks debut after being acquired in a trade with Cincinnati.

For Buffalo, safety Micah Hyde returns after missing one game with a concussion. Cody Ford, who has started at both right and left guard, returns after missing two games with a knee injury. Hes expected to start at left guard, with Jon Feliciano switching to center to replace Mitch Morse, who is out with a concussion.

Panthers running back Christian McCaffery is returning to action against Kansas City after he was activated from the injured list Saturday, although left tackle Russell Okung remains out with a calf injury and safety Jeremy Chinn is sidelined by a knee injury.

Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins is inactive along with right tackle Mitchell Schwartz (back) against Carolina, despite practicing for the first time in several weeks because of a hamstring injury.

DENVER-ATLANTA

Broncos: CB A.J. Bouye (concussion), CB Bryce Callahan (ankle), QB Jeff Driskel; KR Dionte Spencer (shoulder).

Falcons: DE Dante Fowler, DE Takk McKinley, WR Calvin Ridley, RB Ito Smith, T John Wetzel, DT Deadrin Senat, DT Marlon Davidson.

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SEATTLE-BUFFALO

Seahawks: RB Chris Carson, RB Carlos Hyde, CB Shaquill Griffin, OL Mike Iupati, TE Colby Parkinson, DE Benson Mayowa, S Ugo Amadi.

Bills: C Mitch Morse, CB Josh Norman, DT Harrison Phillips, TE Lee Smith, RB Taiwan Jones, RB T.J. Yeldon, QB Jake Fromm.

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BALTIMORE-INDIANAPOLIS

Ravens: RB Mark Ingram, LB L.J. Fort, QB Trace McSorley, DE Jihad Ward, DT Broderick Washington.

Colts: WR T.Y. Hilton, DE Ben Banogu, DE RonDell Carter, QB Jacob Eason, WR Dezmon Patmon, TE Noah Togiai, S Tavon Wilson

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HOUSTON-JACKSONVILLE

Texans: CB Bradley Roby, WR Isaiah Coulter, LB Kyle Emanuel, OL Charlie Heck.

Jaguars: QB Gardner Minshew, RB Devine Ozigbo, CB Josiah Scott, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Dakota Allen, DE/LB Aaron Lynch, DL Caraun Reid

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CAROLINA-KANSAS CITY

Panthers: QB PJ Walker, WR Marken Michel, S Jeremy Chinn, S Sean Chandler, OL Michael Schofield, LT Russell Okung, DT Bruce Hector.

Chiefs: RT Mitchell Schwartz, WR Sammy Watkins, TE Ricky Seals-Jones, DE Demone Harris, DT Khalen Saunders, LB Darius Harris, FS Tedric Thompson.

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DETROIT-MINNESOTA

Lions: QB David Blough, WR Kenny Golladay, S Tracy Walker, RB Jamal Agnew, C Logan Stenberg, G Joe Dahl.

Vikings: WR Taja Sharpe, CB Cameron Dantzler, CB Dylan Mabin, DE Jordan Brailford, T Oli Udoh, DT James Lynch.

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CHICAGO-TENNESSEE

Bears: QB Mitchell Trubisky, OL Sam Mustipher, NT John Nekins, DE Roy Robertson-Harris and OLB Trevis Gibson.

Titans: WR Adam Humphries, OLB Jadeveon Clowney, DB Kareem Orr, OT Isaiah Wilson, TE Geoff Swaim, DL Matt Dickerson.

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NY GIANTS-WASHINGTON

Giants: RB Devonta Freeman (ankle), WR Golden Tate, OT Jackson Barton, G Kenny Wiggins, TE Eric Tomlinson, DE RJ McIntosh, CB Brandon Williams.

Washington: WR Dontrelle Inman (hamstring), OT Geron Christian (knee), QB Dwayne Haskins, LB Thomas Davis, WR Robert Foster, WR Tony Brown, DE Casey Toohill

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