11:48 a.m.: Also as expected, A.J. Green is inactive for the Bengals.
11:40 a.m.: The inactive lists are rolling in, and it’s not very surprising, but Calvin Johnson is out for the Detroit Lions.
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11:14 a.m.: Jimmy Graham will play for the New Orleans Saints — according to Graham himself and head coach Sean Payton.
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9:52 a.m.: No surprise, but Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is out against the Indianapolis Colts.
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9:40 a.m.: The latest on Calvin Johnson continues to center around his pregame workout, which should go a long way in deciding whether he’ll be active.
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8:55 a.m.: Add Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the list of questionable players expected to play Sunday. Benjamin has been cleared with a concussion and is expected to play against the Green Bay Packers, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
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7:55 a.m.: Here’s more on Jimmy Graham, per NFL Media’s Albert Breer.
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7:45 a.m.: New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was expected to miss a few weeks with a shoulder injury, but he might be back as early as Sunday.
The original prognosis called for the All-Pro to miss multiple weeks after the Saints’ Week 6 bye, but Graham looks like he might be ready to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Graham made the trip with the team to Detroit, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning Graham is expected to give it a go.
How much Graham actually plays, though, is unknown. He’s not expected to start, per Schefter.
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Elsewhere, it’s expected to be a relatively quiet week on the injury front. Prior to that Saints-Lions game, however, a lot of eyes will also be on Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He was upgraded to questionable with an ankle injury after missing last week’s game, but he’s still not expected to play.
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said it would take a “miracle” for Johnson to go Sunday.
We’ll have all your updates on all the injuries across the league, so be sure to check back.