Wednesday Morning Around the League



Carson Palmer cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and will practice on Wednesday, a team official announced Palmer suffered a concussion against the Rams on Oct. 2 and didn’t play Thursday night against the 49ers. Could it be Peterson, who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee last month and isn’t expected back until December? “Potentially,” Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Tuesday. Four weeks is quick turnaround from a broken collarbone, but Josh McCown is preparing to start Sunday in Tennessee in the event that rookie Cody Kessler can’t go. Kessler injured his right ribs and chest area late in the first quarter of Sunday’s 33-13 loss to the Patriots, and didn’t return. He appeared to be in pain on Monday, and didn’t meet with the media. The Jets claimed former Ravens wide receiver Jeremy Butler yesterday, a sign that Eric Decker isn’t close to returning — if at all this season. Dez Bryant said Tuesday that he plans on practicing this week. The Cowboys wide receiver wasn’t specific about how much he’ll be able to do, but participating in practice is the next step in the rehab process. Bryant has missed the last two games and the last two weeks of practice with a hairline fracture in his right knee. The Broncos’ offense will get a boost in physicality and receiving Thursday as tight end Virgil Green said he will play at San Diego. Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is cautiously optimistic he could get his quarterback back this week. Cam Newton remains in the concussion protocol, but Rivera said he had “a good day” Monday when he lifted weights, ran and threw passes to one of the team’s younger receivers. Kevin White will have surgery this week to repair the fractured fibula in his left leg Coach John Fox announced the plan, which, in a best-case scenario, would end with White returning to game action this season. Stefon Diggs (groin) did not practice Tuesday, ESPN’s Ben Goessling reports. Diggs was unsurprisingly absent from his team’s only practice during its bye week, just two days after missing a blowout win over the Texans. With 12 more days to recover and no indication his injury is overly serious, Diggs still has a decent shot to return for Week 7 in Philadelphia. His practice participation next week will require close monitoring. Trevor Siemian said he is expecting to play Thursday night when the Broncos face the Chargers at San Diego. “It feels good. I’m getting better every day. Rookie Dwayne Washington, who missed the Eagles game with a sprained ankle and foot, is expected back this week for Sunday’s game against the Rams.

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