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Vontaze Burfict (knee) will be out for the next two weeks, after undergoing an arthroscopic scope on his left knee Wednesday morning, ESPN reports.

Impact

Burfict has endured a number of maladies throughout this season, with the most recent occurring in last Sunday's game versus the Ravens. That knee ailment will now keep Burfict sidelined for the next couple weeks, putting his likely return date Nov. 16 against the Saints. Until then, players like Vincent Rey and Marquis Flowers figure to fulfill expanded roles within Cincinnati's defense.

Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones suggested that Tony Romo's ability to play Sunday against the Cardinals will hinge on whether the QB is able tolerate the pain in his back, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

The report relays that Romo's current injury – which is not related to his back surgery last December – isn't believed to be an issue that jeopardizes the QB's season, but in the short-term, it's a matter of pain tolerance that could evolve into a game-time decision for Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. The Cowboys have what coach Jason Garret referred to a "jog through" practice Wednesday and we'd expect Romo to be listed as a non-participant, as he has been recently for the team's first practice of the week. If Romo is unable to suit up Sunday, or suffers any setbacks if he does, then Brandon Weeden is next in line for the team's QB snaps.

A.J. Jenkins failed to catch a pass Sunday against the Rams.

Impact

Jenkins saw more snaps than both Junior Hemingway and Frankie Hammond, but didn't make a mark in the box score. With Donnie Avery's return from an injured groin looming, Jenkins' value will undoubtedly drop further in the future.

A.J. Green (toe) plans to practice Wednesday.

Impact

Green will test his injured toe during warm-ups and if all goes well, the star wideout will practice Wednesday. Should he do so, Green would take another step toward playing this weekend against the Ravens. No matter, Green's fantasy owners should still keep an eye on his progress throughout the coming days.

Alan Ball (biceps) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, ESPN reports.

Impact

Ball missed last weekend's game with a biceps injury that will rule him out for the remainder of this season. As a result, the 29-year-old finishes his second year in Jacksonville with 18 tackles (four solo) and one interception. To help fill the void opened by Ball's absence, the Jaguars signed cornerback Tommie Campbell on Wednesday.

Tommie Campbell signed with the Jaguars on Wednesday, ESPN reports.

Impact

Campbell spent his first three seasons with the Titans, recording 32 tackles (24 solo) over that time. With fellow CB Alan Ball (biceps) being placed on injured reserve, Campbell will be asked to provide depth to the Jaguars' secondary.

Daryn Colledge suffered a migraine headache in Sunday's win over the Jaguars and is under the NFL's concussion protocol, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Impact

The medical issue could jeopardize Colledge's streak of 135 consecutive games played, the longest in the NFL among all guards. Nate Garner or Dallas Thomas would likely get the starting nod if Colledge is unable to go.

Ben Malena was signed to the Texans practice squad, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Malena, who played college ball at nearby Texas A&M, replaces CB Kendall James, who was waived off the squad Tuesday.

Although he said Tuesday morning that the Cowboys "anticipate [Tony Romo] being ready to go" Sunday against the Cardinals, coach Jason Garrett was evasive when asked about his quarterback's status in the afternoon, saying the team will "take it a day at a time," the Dallas Morning News reports.

Impact

Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson kneed Romo in the back early in the third quarter of Monday's game, leaving the quarterback down for some time and eventually forcing him to the locker room. After X-rays and a pain-killing injection, Romo returned to the game, a decision Garrett defended Tuesday, saying Romo was "functional" and "able to play." While Romo's availability for Week 9 will ultimately hinge on the results of his CT scan, it sounds like he's tentatively penciled in to start against the 6-1 Cardinals.

The Falcons released Sean Baker on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Impact

Baker, who played in just four games this season, was released to open up a roster spot for Charles Godfrey.

Charles Godfrey agreed to a contract with the Falcons on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Impact

Godfrey played seven seasons with the Panthers before being released Oct. 21. He started just one game for the Panthers this season, but he could see immediate action for a Falcons team that has struggled to defend the deep ball.

Calvin Johnson (ankle) said Tuesday that he "definitely expects to play" against the Dolphins in Week 10, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Johnson was able to practice in a limited capacity all of last week, but with the bye looming, coach Jim Caldwell decided to play it safe and hold the All-Pro receiver out against Atlanta. The Lions won yet again, pushing their record without Johnson to 3-0, and while his fantasy owners may not have been as lucky, a completely healthy Johnson should help them make up ground in a hurry.

Tom Crabtree agreed to a contract with the Saints on Tuesday.

Impact

Crabtree has shuffled back and forth between the Saints' roster and the free agent list the last couple weeks, but he is back on the roster for now.

Bojay Filimoeatu was waived by the Raiders on Tuesday.

Impact

The Raiders have decided to move ahead with just five linebackers, though Filimoeatu could very well get the call back if there is a short-term injury. He has recorded five tackles (four solo) in five games this season.

Jimmy Wilson (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley.

Impact

Wilson has been dealing with the hamstring injury for a couple of weeks, but hopefully the worst is behind him.

Koa Misi (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley.

Impact

Misi missed the game versus the Jaguars last week, and perhaps he could've played had the Dolphins been playing a more dangerous opponent, but a return to practice this early in the week would seem to bode well for his chances to play this Sunday.

The Saints placed Joseph Morgan on the reserve/suspended list Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

Impact

It's not certain why Morgan was deactivated, but he will not be on the roster for Thursday's game against the Patriots.

Elbert Mack was released by the Texans on Tuesday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Mack, who appeared in eight games with the Texans this season, was released to open a roster spot for Zac Diles.

Zac Diles agreed to a contract with the Texans on Tuesday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Diles will take the roster spot of Elbert Mack. He figures to slot in as a reserve linebacker and special teams player with his new club.

The Rams waived Case Keenum on Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Keenum was released to open a roster spot for Mark Barron, who was acquired from the Buccaneers. Keenum did not appear in a game with the Rams, but he received eight starts with the Texans last season and still has practice-squad eligibility remaining, so he will likely hook on with someone in the near future.