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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Kicker Dan Bailey is holding out hope he can return to game action Thursday against the Los Angeles Chargers after missing four games with a groin injury. He started kicking again last week and went through a fairly involved pregame routine Sunday. If he doesn't return against the Chargers, he believes he will be ready Nov. 30 against Washington.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Starting right guard DJ Fluker is expected to miss Thursday's game with a toe injury, per source. It's considered a week to week injury.

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Source: the 49ers have claimed DL Sheldon Day off of waivers from the Jaguars. He reunites with Robert Saleh in San Francisco.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins rank 26th in the NFL when it comes to picking up a first on third-and-1 runs. They've picked up four-of-seven in that situation. They average negative .43 yards before contact in such situations, tied for 30th, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

No sacks for Aaron Donald, but he pressured the quarterback seven times on Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus. That's more than the entire Texans defense from Sunday. Donald has 60 pressures on the year, at least 12 more than any interior defender.

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MRI showed Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin did not tear his ACL, per source. Could miss a little time but not considered long-term injury.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Giants had held a practice Monday players such as Olivier Vernon (shoulder) and Damon Harrison (ankle) would not have practiced. Orleans Darkwa (hamstring) and Sterling Shepard (illness) limited.

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The Cardinals have waived RB Andre Ellington. Surprising move to see him go.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams' O-line combined to give up 13 QB pressures Sunday, its 2nd-highest total this season and 2nd-most among O-lines in Week 11, according to Pro Football Focus. Jared Goff was 5-of-13 for 40 yards when pressured, 18-of-24 for 185 yards when not, per PFF.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals released running back Andre Ellington and signed running back Bronson Hill to the practice squad.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

From Elias: Sunday's Rams-Saints game will mark the fourth time since the 1970 merger that two teams averaging 30-plus points per game meet in Week 12 or later. In the previous three such games, only one team reached 30 points. Saints and Rams each have good defenses, too.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert has been suspended four games for performance-enhancing drugs. GM Kevin Colbert says team will not appeal, Gilbert not allowed in the building until following Dec. 17 game against the Patriots.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens center Ryan Jensen reached out to injured Packers defensive lineman Kenny Clark through text. Jensen has been accused of injuring Clark on a "dirty" play.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said quarterback Ryan Mallett will be disciplined for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in Green Bay. The Ravens were flagged 15 yards for what Mallett said to the officials from the sideline.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins safety Montae Nicholson is in the concussion protocol. His loss Sunday was a pivotal one. Nicholson has been a help playing deep, because of his speed and hitting ability. His problem has been staying healthy.