Steelers CB Mike Hilton missed Wednesday's practice with the shoulder injury that knocked him out of Week 7 early. We'll see if he can make it back onto the field this week, but make sure you have an alternate DB plan for Week 8.
Eagles LB Nathan Gerry sat out Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury. That came as a bit of a surprise after Gerry played all but 5 snaps in last Thursday's win over the Giants. Missing practice after the long layoff seems to make it particularly noteworthy. We'll keep an eye on how his week progresses.
Bears OLB Khalil Mack missed practice Wednesday with a new injury. It's an ankle this time, which is news after Mack saw his usual playing time in Monday's loss to the Rams. He saw a knee issue limit his practice time and render him questionable for several weeks earlier this season and then entered Monday night questionable with a back issue. Mack played through both ailments and has delivered 4 sacks over his past 3 games. We'll see how this week progresses.
Bills S Micah Hyde missed Wednesday's practice and is in the concussion protocol after a collision late in Sunday's win over the Jets. We'll see about his progress, but don't bet on him facing the Patriots this Sunday. Jaquan Johnson looks like the next man up if Hyde sits.
Cardinals LB Jordan Hicks left Sunday night's game against the Seahawks with an ankle injury, according to Sports Illustrated's Mason Kern. We knew about Hicks being off the field late in that game, but the team was not forthcoming with news of the injury. We'll see about Hicks' status coming out of the Week 8 bye (unless we get further details in the meantime).
Packers K Mason Crosby missed Wednesday's practice with left calf and back injuries. If you're a Crosby owner, you might want to line up an alternative for Week 8. We'll continue to monitor his status.
Bucs HC Bruce Arians admitted Wednesday that it'd be "very optimistic" to expect WR Chris Godwin (finger) to return for Week 9. "But it could be possible. We don’t know, really, how long," Arians added. According to our colleague Dr. Jesse Morse, Godwin could miss anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on the type of surgery he needed on that broken finger. We'll continue to monitor his rehab, but fantasy owners should prepare to be without Godwin for more than just Week 8.
Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring) remained sidelined on Wednesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported this past Sunday that Thomas might miss this weekend's game against the Bears. His week isn't off to a great start. We'll see if he can get back on the practice field tomorrow. WR Marquez Callaway (ankle) also missed Wednesday's practice.
Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) remained sidelined on Wednesday. That doesn't bode well for his chances of returning for Sunday night's game vs. the Cowboys. Philly probably thinks it can win that game without Sanders -- and then comes a bye week. Sanders' absence would again leave Boston Scott as the Eagles' lead back.