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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RB LeSean McCoy was limited in practice Wednesday with a knee injury. QB Tyrod Taylor was a full participant with his knee injury. Nathan Peterman was limited as he remains in concussion protocol.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy on Rodgers' return at the earliest possible date: "I think it speaks to Aaron and what he's done through the rehab phase. HE was able to clear each hurdle earlier than the norm. His rehab process was very fluid, very clean."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The next step for Aaron Rodgers: "Preparing to play this week," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "He's been preparing himself for this moment, and it's kind of a normal Wednesday for us this time of the year."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers will be practicing indoors, at least early in the week. Team operations cleared outdoor fields of snow Wednesday morning but there's at least 2 inches expected to fall.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals re-signed Carlton Agudosi to their practice squad.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (foot), who missed Sunday's game against Minnesota, is at practice but working on the side.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers technically can't be added to the 53-man roster until Friday -- eight weeks after he was placed on IR. That won't impact his preparation for Sunday's game at Carolina, however. He's been practicing for more than a week.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick when asked whether Antonio Brown deserving of MVP consideration: "Absolutely...Give it to Bell, too. Give it to Roethlisberger, too, if you want to. They are all really good and excel at their position."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

JuJu Smith-Schuster: "I am still playing physical, that is not going to stop my game. That is how I've always been, since I was a kid...Yes, I am going to be more careful, I'm going to aim for the shoulder and lower, just be more protective of the game."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick said earlier Wednesday that the Patriots would have some roster moves later in the day, and one of them is the release of LB Jonathan Freeny. He had been signed last week and filled the extra spot created when TE Rob Gronkowski was serving a one-game NFL suspension. With Gronkowski back with the team, and his roster exemption ending Wednesday, the Patriots needed to make a move.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the quick turnaround from Monday's loss, Bill Belichick said Wednesday will be a lighter work day for Patriots players before the tempo rises on Thursday. With that, the team will hold its practice inside the Empower Fieldhouse on Wednesday.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles TE Zach Ertz has cleared concussion protocol, according to coach Doug Pederson.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings get back to work today in preparation for the Bengals. Minnesota can win the NFC North in Week 15 by beating Cincinnati, which earns them a spot in the playoffs. They can also get a postseason bid (if they lose to Cincy) by the following scenarios: SEA loss + ATL loss + NO loss OR SEA loss + ATL loss + CAR loss OR SEA loss + ATL loss + DET loss or tie OR SEA loss + ATL tie + NO loss + DET loss or tie OR SEA loss + ATL tie + NO loss + CAR loss

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

With news of Aaron Rodgers' return, the Green Bay Packers went from 40-1 to 20-1 to win the Super Bowl and 20-1 to 10-1 to win the NFC at Westgate LV SuperBook.