Week 9 Essential NFL Practice News & Notes for Thursday

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. No worries here.

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Griffin has been medically cleared to play and will start, per HC Jay Gruden. He’s a risky start, but given his weapons and ability add fantasy points in the running game, we believe he’s a high-end QB2 against the Vikings.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) missed practice again Thursday. Owner Jerry Jones said that the injury is a “function of pain tolerance,” and that it would come down to a game-time decision. Jason Garrett says he’s optimistic about Romo’s availability. The Cowboys play early on Sunday, though we would shy away from using Romo since one hard hit could knock him out of the game.

Chiefs QB Alex Smith (right shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. Smith should be fine for a great matchup against the Jets. He had a great matchup in Week 8, but failed to score a touchdown as the Chiefs found other ways to score.

Jets QB Geno Smith (right shoulder) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Michael Vick will start against the Chiefs in Week 9.

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