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Through four games, Manny Lawson has eight total tackles, a sack, and a pass defensed.

Impact

Lawson was only seeing action on 33 percent of the defensive snaps entering Sunday and saw just 28 percent in Week 4. With Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, Jerry Hughes, and maybe even Jarius Wynn ahead of him in the pecking order, it's obvious Lawson has lost quite a bit of value from last season, when he finished with 73 tackles and four sacks.

Through four games, Nickell Robey has eight total tackles and a pass defensed.

Impact

Considering he was an undrafted free agent in 2013, Robey has done pretty well just to land a secure job the last two seasons. However, the addition of Corey Graham to the mix this season has dropped Robey to No. 4 or No. 5 in the cornerback pecking order. While he is seeing action on 66 percent of the defensive snaps entering Week 4, that number dropped to 40 percent on Sunday. Add the fact that he's a corner and not racking up a bunch of tackles on a per-play basis, and that should keep him off your IDP radar for now.

Danny Trevathan is expected to make his season debut Sunday against the Cardinals after missing the first three games with a knee injury, the Denver Post reports.

Impact

Trevathan, who led the Broncos with 129 tackles last season, suffered a fracture in his knee back in August while breaking up an intra-squad scuffle. Brandon Marshall has racked up 30 tackles and one sack while starting in place of Trevathan, but the latter is expected to reclaim his starting job as soon as Sunday.

Jadeveon Clowney (knee) recently resumed jogging, the Houston Chronicle reports. "Everything is starting to come along just like I want it to," Clowney said. "I think I'll be back in a few weeks – that's the goal."

Impact

Now more than three weeks removed from surgery to repair a torn meniscus suffered during the first half of his first regular-season game, Clowney has progressed to the point where he can run lightly on the injured knee. He's hoping to be back in a matter of weeks, but he stressed that his main focus is making sure he is completely healthy before returning to action. This year's top overall draft choice sustained the injury on a non-contact play, but he said it had nothing to do with the turf at NRG Stadium, and rather it was "just how [he] came down on it wrong."

Jerick McKinnon (ankle) remained limited in practice Tuesday.

Impact

McKinnon emerged from Sunday's win over Atlanta with a bit of an ankle concern, but he appears headed for a "probable" designation for Thursday's game against Green Bay after practicing in a limited capacity both Monday and Tuesday. The 22-year-old totaled 135 yards on 18 carries last week – he had just five carries through the first three games – and has almost certainly earned a larger role moving forward. That said, Matt Asiata will likely continue to serve as the primary rusher, handling any short-yardage and goal-line work.

The Giants released Mario Manningham (calf) from injured reserve Tuesday, Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Impact

Manningham suffered a calf injury late in the preseason, resulting in his placement on IR, but he was on the roster bubble long before then. The 28-year-old missed the first half of last season while recovering from a torn ACL, and he caught just nine of 23 targets for 85 yards in six games with the 49ers when healthy, so it's hard to imagine he'll garner significant interest now that he's a free agent.

Joe McKnight (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

McKnight ruptured his Achilles in practice last week, so it was just a matter of time before he ended up on IR. The fourth-year back posted a career game in Week 3 with Jamaal Charles out with an ankle injury - catching six passes for 64 yards and two scores - after not playing at all in 2013. His loss makes the eventual return of De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) more intriguing, though Charles and Knile Davis will continue to handle most of the work out of the backfield for Kansas City.

Tamba Hali recorded a sack, a forced fumble and three tackles against the Patriots on Monday.

Impact

Hali remains a good option in IDP leagues with three sacks in his first four games. He has now forced two fumbles as well, but continues to have a low tackle total, with just 14 (13 solo) on the season.

Justin Houston had seven tackles (six solo), two sacks, and a forced fumble against the Patriots on Monday.

Impact

Houston now has five sacks on the season, putting him on track to easily surpass his career-high total from last season.

Husain Abdullah returned an interception for a touchdown in Monday's game against the Patriots.

Impact

Abdullah also recorded eight tackles (all solo), three pass deflections and a quarterback hit. The interception was the first of the season and sixth of his career. He made the most of it, taking it all the way back for his first career defensive touchdown. He is also on pace to easily surpass his tackle totals from last season.

Cairo Santos connected on both of his field-goal attempts against the Patriots on Monday.

Impact

Santos also hit five extra points in the game. He is now 4-of-6 on the season after a shaky start in his first two games.

Kevin Zeitler will (calf) probably miss another week with his injury.

Impact

Zeitler wasn't on the practice field Monday when the Bengals resumed working out after the bye.

Vontaze Burfict (concussion) didn't practice Monday but expects to play Sunday night.

Impact

Before you invest in Burfict on the waiver wires in IDP leagues, make sure he gets back on the practice field first.

Victor Butler was released by the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Impact

Butler missed all of last season while recovering from an ACL tear and failed to make the Saints' roster during training camp. He'll now hit the open market and seek to land with a team in search of veteran help at linebacker.

Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) sat out a second straight practice Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Bridgewater is nursing a sprained ankle suffered during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Falcons. Although he's yet to practice since then, Bridgewater has done rehab work in the meantime and is thought to have a decent chance of being ready for Thursday's game versus the Packers. Expect his status to continue to be updated leading up to the Vikings' early Week 5 kickoff.

Chris Williams was signed to the Bears' active roster Tuesday.

Impact

Williams has bounced between the Bears' practice squad and active roster throughout this season and is now expected suit up for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Lamar Holmes (foot) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Impact

Holmes will now miss the remainder of this season, joining center Joe Hawley (knee) and tackle Sam Baker (knee) as valued offensive linemen on the Falcons' injured reserve list.

Joe Hawley suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's game against the Vikings, ESPN reports.

Impact

Hawley has now been placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of this season, leaving the Falcons' offensive line without another key contributor.

William Moore (shoulder) will be placed on the Falcons' injured reserve/designated-to-return list, ESPN reports.

Impact

Moore suffered a serious shoulder injury during Sunday's game and will consequently be ruled out for the foreseeable future, representing a major blow to a Falcons team currently ranked 31st in total defense. The 29-year-old entered this season coming off a career year that included 86 tackles (67 solo), three interceptions, three forced fumbles, two recovered fumbles, two sacks and seven passes defensed. Once Moore was forced to exit Sunday's game, second-year player Kemal Ishmael replaced him at strong safety and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan also deployed regular three-safety sets, with rookie Dez Southward joining veteran free safety Dwight Lowery and Ishmael at the back.

Carson Palmer's (shoulder) nerve issue didn't progress as quickly as he hoped it would over the Cardinals Week 4 bye, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Palmer believed last week that he would definitely be ready to start Sunday's game against the Broncos, but after Arizona's bye week, the quarterback doesn't sound as optimistic. According to coach Bruce Arians, Wednesday's practice will be key in determining Palmer's status for this weekend. As a result, a better indication on Palmer's availability should come later this week, although backup Drew Stanton will be prepared to make a third straight start should Palmer be ruled out.