NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Dolphins, Redskins & Vikings



  • Bears HC John Fox says that CB Tracy Porter is considered day-to-day with a knee injury. (Rich Campbell)
  • Fox also mentioned that rookie CB Deiondre Hall doesn’t have a fractured ankle and that his injury won’t require surgery. (Rich Campbell)


  • Browns HC Hue Jackson told reporters that S Jordan Poyer remains hospitalized with a lacerated kidney. (Mary Kay Cabot)
  • According to Jackson, QB Josh McCown has not been ruled out this week, but he still doesn’t expect McCown to be ready to return from his broken collarbone. (Scott Petrak)
  • In regards to rookie QB Cody Kessler, Jackson said he remains “our starter.” (Mary Kay Cabot)
  • Jackson noted that the team will monitor WR Terrelle Pryor this week, as he is dealing with a hamstring injury. (Nate Ulrich)



  • Redskins HC Jay Gruden mentioned that TE Jordan Reed (concussion) will see an independent doctor on Tuesday.
  • As for rookie Su’a Cravens (concussion), Gruden said that he will see increased practice reps this week.
  • Mike Jones reports that the plan is for TE Derek Carrier (PUP, ACL) to start practicing this week.


  • Vikings HC Mike Zimmer was noncommittal on DL Isame Faciane‘s future with the team, adding that his arrest was “not very bright.” (Matt Vensel)
  • A source tells Chris Tomasson that Vikings GM Rick Spielman wants QB Taylor Heinicke to resume practice on Wednesday rather than today, Monday, as it will be a heavier workout. This means the that the team will have 21 days to activate Heinicke after Wednesday.
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