Assessing the injury reports

Tennessee defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks (knee) didn’t practice all week and is doubtful. He was looking very solid in the preseason and will be missed. New England running back Shane Vereen is out and tackle Sebastian Vollmer is one of six questionable Patriots.

Indianapolis left guard Joe Reitz is out, and Seth Olsen will fill in. Tough downgrade. Coach Chuck Pagano said receiver Austin Collie (back from a concussion) “could be” a game-time decision. Indy clearly would like the Bears not to know if he’ll play.

Houston running back Arian Foster (knee soreness) and outside linebacker Brooks Reed (hip) didn’t practice for the second day in a row on Friday and are both listed as questionable. Foster assured Texans beat reporters that he will play against Miami but is considered a game-time decision. Houston could plug Ben Tate in and be OK. First-round pick Whitney Mercilus would play for Reed. Dolphins left tackle Jake Long (knee) is probable.

Jacksonville will be without outside linebacker Daryl Smith (abdomen), a big loss. Kyle Bosworth is listed as his backup. Ends Austen Lane and George Selvie are also out, leaving Aaron Morgan as the only end behind Jeremy Mincey and rookie Andre Branch. We’ll see a tackle or two take snaps at end. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (knee) is questionable. The indications have been that he would play, but sparingly.