Week 3 Essential NFL Practice News & Notes for Friday
Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 3. Cutler is expected to miss 2-3 weeks, though there are reports that he’s pushing to play in Week 3. Brian Hoyer will start. He’s not much of a downgrade from Cutler at this point, so the Bears’ skill position players shouldn’t lose much value with Hoyer under center.
Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 3. Luck isn’t in any danger of missing Week 3.
Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ribs) took full practice reps all week. Anderson was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go for a pretty good matchup against the Bengals, who have struggled to stop the run.
Bears RB KaDeem Carey (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 3. Jordan Howard is trending up. He’ll serve as the RB2 in Week 3 behind a vulnerable starter, Jeremy Langford.
Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, doubtful) took limited practice reps all week and is doubtful for Week 3. There was some optimism late in the week, but it looks like Charles will miss Week 3. Spencer Ware is looking like a solid start despite a tough matchup against the Jets.