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Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Johnson should be fine to face the Chargers.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) missed practice again Thursday. It’s going to be a committee of Donald Brown and Branden Oliver until Mathews gets back.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) took full practice reps again Thursday. Pierce was held out of Week 4 after practicing fully last week. He may have fallen behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro on the depth chart.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Lions RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. If he can get healthy, Riddick would have a chance to play with Joique Bell possibly out due to a concussion. It’s not looking good though, and that means Reggie Bush should see a ton of work as the Lions main ballcarrier.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (thigh) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday. If Stewart can’t play, and it look like he won’t, then it will be some combination of Fozzy Whittaker, Darrin Reaves and Chris Ogbonnaya. Stewart isn’t a bad pickup for future weeks, however, with DeAngelo Williams out for a while.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Tate is likely to make his return in Week 5, but his role may have changed a bit. Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West have played well, so the team may continue to keep one or both of them involved even if Tate is the lead back. The indication is that Crowell has passed West on the depth chart, but we won’t know for sure until Sunday’s game against the Titans.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Whittaker will form an ugly RBBC with Darrin Reaves and Chris Ogbonnaya.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Williams’ foot is in a hard cast, so he’s probably out for a while. Some combination of Fozzy Whittaker, Darrin Reaves and Chris Ogbonnaya will run against the Bears in Week 5, though Reaves is expected to lead the committee.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Austin should be able to return to game action after injuring his knee. He’s still nothing but a desperation flex play at this point.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin) was ruled out for Week 5. Avery needs sports hernia surgery and is facing a multi-week absence. Junior Hemingway, A.J. Jenkins and Frankie Hammond will platoon to replace Avery’s moderate production in Andy Reid’s offense.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Beckham is tentatively expected to return in Week 5 if he can make it through a full practice regimen this week. He could find himself playing starter-type snaps since the Giants run a lot of three-WR sets under new OC Ben McAdoo.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. Bryant will continue to play through the shoulder injury.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (illness) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) practiced fully Wednesday. Crabtree should be fine for a pretty good matchup with the Chiefs. He may see extra work with TE Vernon Davis bothered by back spasms.