NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 10/9



  • 49ers claimed QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson off waivers from the Vikings. (Tom Pelissero)
  • 49ers waived QB John Skelton.


  • HC Marc Trestman told reporters on Wednesday that TE Martellus Bennett and CB Charles Tillman will both be a game-time decisions on Thursday. (ESPN Chicago)
  • Bears place DT Nate Collins on injured reserve.
  • Bears sign DT Christian Tupou to their active roster.


  • CB Leon Hall was able to practice on Wednesday. (Joe Reedy)


  • WR Stevie Johnson did not practice on Wednesday. (Joe Buscaglia)
  • RB C.J. Spiller did practice on Wednesday, but had a “bit of a limp.” (Joe Buscaglia)


  • HC Rob Chudzinski reiterated that they have no plans to trade WR Josh Gordon. (Scott Petrak)


  • Cardinals signed TE Darren Fells and TE Kerry Taylor to their practice squad. (Mike Jurecki)


  • Chargers sign RB Kerwynn Williams to practice squad. (Michael Gehlken)
  • Chargers signed OT Mike Remmers off of the Buccaneers practice squad.
  • Chargers placed OT Mike Harris on injured reserve.
  • Chargers released RB Miquel Maysonet from practice squad.


  • OLB Justin Houston is being monitored for a possible concussion. (Adam Teicher)
  • TE Travis Kelce underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday. (Dave Skretta)
  • Chiefs worked out LB Mike Taylor. (Bob McGinn)


  • Former Lions RB Kevin Smith worked out for the Colts. (Adam Caplan)
  • Colts signed RB Dan Herron off the Bengals practice squad.
  • Colts signed LB Andy Studebaker.
  • Colts worked out DT Sealver Siliga and DE/OLB Scott Solomon. (Adam Caplan)


  • WR Miles Austin is expected to put in a limited practice on Wednesday. (ESPN Dallas)


  • QB Michael Vick put in a limited practice on Wednesday.


  • Falcons could be without WR Roddy White for at least one game due to his hamstring pull he suffered Monday night. (NFLTR)
  • Falcons brought in free agent WRs Mohamed Massaquoi, Brian Robiskie, Courtney Roby, Matt Willis for tryouts. (Howard Balzer)
  • Falcons are signing WR Brian Robiskie.


  • RB Brandon Jacobs will start Thursday’s game against the Bears. (ESPN New York)
  • RB David Wilson won’t get a second opinion on his injured neck until next week. (New York Daily News)
  • CB Corey Webster is not expected to play on Thursday. (New York Daily News)


  • WR Santonio Holmes is expected to miss Week 6’s game against the Steelers. (Rich Cimini)
  • Jets placed OLB Antwan Barnes on season-ending  injured reserve.
  • Jets re-signed OLB Ricky Sapp.
  • Jets signed DT Terence Barnes to their practice squad.
  • Jets released DT Junior Aumavae from the practice squad.
  • Jets worked out OLB Deon Lacey. (Aaron Wilson)


  • WR Calvin Johnson did not practice on Wednesday. (Dave Birkett)
  • Lions signed WR-KR Jeremy Ross to their practice squad. (Bob McGinn)


  • The Packers have already ruled out OLB Clay Matthews, ILB Brad Jones and RB James Starks for Week 6. (Jason Wilde)
  • Packers worked out CBs Terrence Brown, Antonio Dennard and Malik James. (Bob McGinn)
  • Packers worked out safeties Bret Lockett and Tom Nelson. (Bob McGinn)
  • DE Jerel Worthy mentioned that he’s ready to return practice next week. (Tom Silverstein)


  • Panthers signed C Brian Folkerts and WR Marvin McNutt to their active roster.
  • Panthers signed WR Marvin McNutt off of the Dolphins practice squad. (Brian McIntyre)
  • Panthers signed LB Ben Jacobs and LB Jeff Tarpinian to their practice squad.


  • Patriots signed DT Andre Neblett to their active roster. (Ben Volin)
  • Patriots re-signed S Kanorris Davis and LB Ja’Gared Davis to their practice squad. (Ben Volin)


  • Raiders worked out free agent RBs Montario Hardesty, Keiland Williams and Jonathan Grimes. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Raiders signed DT Daniel Muir.
  • Raiders re-signed OL Jack Cornell to the practice squad.


  • WR Marlon Brown will play against the Dolphins in Week 6. (Aaron Wilson)
  • ILB Jameel McClain’s recent MRI on his neck has increased optimism that he can resume his NFL career.


  • TE Zach Miller will be a game-time decision in Week 6. (Liz Mathews)


  • Free agent S Will Allen was spotted at the Steelers’ facility Wednesday. (Mark Kaboly)
  • Steelers re-signed ILB Stevenson Sylvester.
  • Steelers released LB Kion Wilson.


  • Texans place TE Owen Daniels on injured reserve with a designation to return. (NFLTR)
  • Texans signed TE Jake Byrne off of the Chargers practice squad. (Michael Gehlken)


  • Vikings signed DE Brian Robison to a four-year contract extension. (NFLTR)
  • The Vikings reportedly extended DE Everson Griffen a contract extension but it “wasn’t in the ballpark.” (Ben Goessling)
  • Vikings released DE George Johnson. (Tom Pelissero)
  • Vikings claimed Justin Trattou off waivers from the Giants.

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