Week 4 Essential NFL Practice News & Notes for Friday
Patriots QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder, questionable) and Jacoby Brissett (right thumb, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and are questionable for Week 4. According to Mike Giardi, Garoppolo is “making good strides” and the “arrow is pointing in the right direction.” Giardi added that Garoppolo’s “range of motion has improved significantly” and he has “no issues at all on follow through.” It looks like Garoppolo will be under center on Sunday but no guarantees at this point.
Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb, doubtful) missed practice again Friday and is doubtful for Week 4. We’re expecting Brian Hoyer to start in Week 4. He’s a Sneaky Start in a good matchup against a banged up Lions defense.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (knee, ankle) took full practice reps all week. Pete Carroll said that he “would be surprised” if Wilson didn’t play this week, and Wilson said he has “no doubt” that he’ll play. He’s receiving round-the-clock treatment this week but still has to travel to New York for the game. Seattle will probably have to throw in this one since the Jets have a very good rush defense. The Seahawks play early on Sunday.