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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens reserve RB Buck Allen is dealing with a personal issue and might not play Sunday, coach John Harbaugh said. Allen was listed on injury report Thursday with non-football injury.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

At Broncos practice quarterback Trevor Siemian is not on the field during the open period of practice. Coach Gary Kubiak had said he hoped Simian could test the left foot injury today on the field. Siemian was fitted for an orthotic for his shoe this week.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said CB Jimmy Smith (back) will play Sunday after practicing all week. "We weren't sure he would ready at the beginning of the week. He responded well. It'll help out our defense. We'll pretty much be at full strength."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall (knee/foot) missed practice for the second straight day, officially. They have a light practice tomorrow before facing the Colts on Monday night. S Calvin Pryor (concussion), LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle), WR Jalin Marshall (concussion) and DT Steve McLendon (hamstring) also sat out. C Nick Mangold (ankle) practiced fully for the second day in a row.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Houston has his helmet on and is working at Chiefs practice today.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is working on the side during practice, jogging and testing his back. He's missed every practice this week.w

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said quarterback Andrew Luck and safety Clayton Geathers are still going through the concussion protocol. Both will see an independent neurologist on Friday afternoon.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins LB Jelani Jenkins (knee/hand) returning to practice during media portion. Kiko Alonso also appears to be practicing. Good sign for them.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (back) is on the exercise bike at the start of practice. It looks like he will miss his third straight practice. Not good.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Does Sammy Watkins still have a broken bone in his foot? "Not necessarily. You hear a lot of things." Watkins' broken bone was more than just a rumor; Bills OC Anthony Lynn said Thursday it was still broken.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed sits off to the side as teammate stretch. He's unlikely to play Vs. Arizona because of a shoulder injury.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots will be without TE Rob Gronkowski as he undergoes back surgery, but they added his brother back to the practice squad on Friday. FB Glenn Gronkowski was present at practice, as this would mark the fourth time he's been re-signed to the practice squad this year.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have ruled out WRs Robert Woods and Percy Harvin, as well as CB Ronald Darby, for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills are listing Sammy Watkins as questionable for Sunday's game against Oakland, but Rex Ryan says, "he's gonna play." Ryan added Watkins "seems to be doing fine right now" after being "really sore" Wednesday.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (back) practiced for third straight day. Barring any setbacks, Smith should play against Dolphins on Sunday.