T.J. Hockenson (concussion) is officially active for Monday night.
Hockenson was expected to be ready to go tonight against the Packers, and he is indeed active. If you were planning to use Hockenson in your Week 6 fantasy lineup, you can keep him locked in as a TE option.
The Giants signed Jon Hilliman to the practice squad.
Hilliman was released late last week, but he’s back in the mix on the Giants practice squad. Hilliman will look to develop and get another opportunity on the active roster at some point.
The Patriots officially placed Jakob Johnson on injured reserve.
This was reportedly going to happen because of Johnson’s shoulder injury suffered in last Thursday’ game against the Giants. Johnson is the second Patriots fullback to be placed on IR this season, as James Develin was previously placed on IR because of a neck injury. It’ll be interesting to see what New England does at the position, but they could pivot and use less of a fullback moving forward. Sony Michel and company having their third fullback in front of them is less than ideal. Johnson was an International Pathway Program signing by the Pats this offseason, and we hope to see him back on the field next season.
Emmanuel Sanders (knee) is officially listed as a limited participant in practice.
Today’s practice report is just an estimation for the Broncos, but Sanders being listed as limited is a good sign for his status this Thursday night. Expect Sanders to remain limited again in tomorrow’s practice, but there’s optimism that he’ll be able to go against the Chiefs after leaving yesterday’s game with a knee injury.
Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was officially listed as limited in today’s practice.
The Chiefs did not have an actual practice today one day after a game, so this practice report is an estimation. However, it’s still a good sign that Watkins was listed as limited, and it’s in line with a report that the Chiefs are optimistic the dynamic receiver will be able to play this Thursday night. Currently on a two-game losing streak, Kansas City could certainly use Watkins in the lineup, but we’ll track his status the next few days leading up to Week 7.
Chris Thompson had an MRI on his foot.
Thompson had the MRI today, and the severity of the injury is not yet known. It’s possible Thompson doesn’t miss any time with this foot issue, but more information should become available in the next 24-48 hours. If Thompson misses time, Adrian Peterson might get an even heavier workload after racking up 25 touches in yesterday’s win over the Dolphins.
Matt LaCosse suffered a sprained MCL.
NFL Network’s Mike Giardi says LaCosse is expected to miss at least a few weeks. This helps explain the Patriots bringing veteran tight end Ben Watson back into the mix at the position. Hopefully we see LaCosse back on the field later this season.
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