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Coach Gus Bradley hinted to the notion that Myles Jack could be in line for some work with the starters this week, John Oehser of jaguars.com reports.

Impact

Jack has been an impressive youngster throughout the early portion of the preseason and will likely receive first-team snaps at middle linebacker during Sunday's matchup with Cincinnati. According to Bradley, the game appears to be slowing down for the rookie. Jack projects to carve out some sort of meaningful role with the Jacksonville defense in his first season.

Dean Marlowe (hamstring) remains sidelined at practice, Max Henson of Panthers.com reports.

Impact

Marlowe has already missed the team's first two preseason games and has yet to be cleared for a return to the practice field. He remains without a timetable for a return and doesn't appear to be nearing full strength, which is a bit concerning with just two preseason games left on the schedule. Marlowe was originally fighting for a spot in the team's two-deep at safety, but the longer he's out, the further he could tumble down the the depth chart.

Jamar Taylor is operating with the Browns' starting defense ahead of CB Tramon Williams, Cleveland.com reports.

Impact

Complicating matters is that Williams is currently nursing a toe injury, but it is not expected to be serious. Taylor, on the other hand, has impressed coaches of late with his aggressive play, especially coach Hue Jackson. However, given the timing of Taylor's recent ascension, his place atop the depth chart may ultimately have more to do with the Browns' curiosity in his ability to operate with a starting-caliber unit than anything else; the third preseason game usually serves as a dress rehearsal for most NFL teams in preparation for the regular season. The Browns may simply know what they have in Williams, an eleven-year veteran, and would rather get a deeper grasp of what Taylor brings to the table during the team's final chance to play their best players in the preseason. Ultimately, though, it is Williams who projects to end up as the starting corner opposite Joe Haden come Week 1.

Jonas Gray (quadriceps) was released from injured reserve after reaching an injury settlement with the Jaguars, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

Impact

Gray was initially waived by Jacksonville last week and then placed on IR. Prior to injuring his leg, Gray faced an uphill battle to make the team, and it appears he wasn't a part of their future plans, so he and the Jaguars decided to part ways.

Damion Square has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Square will thus be eligible to return to the Chargers active roster on Monday, October 3. Early reports indicate that Square did not test positive for a specific substance, but the 27-year-old missed a scheduled test. Both Ryan Carrethers and Tenny Palepoi are likely to fill in during his absence.

J'Marcus Webb (knee) is considered questionable for Thursday's game against Dallas, Stephen Cohen of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.

Impact

Webb was slotted to begin training camp as the Seahawks starting right tackle before injuring his knee at the start of training camp. Since he's returned he's been limited to just reserve snaps, with Bradley Sowell seeing time with the first unit as a result. Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell seemed open to the possibility of Webb starting in the regular season, but the team would need to see the big man, who signed with the team in March, play before they would increase his role.

Jimmy Graham (knee) began team work in practice Wednesday and will continue to ramp up his workload next week, Curtis Crabtree of ProFootballTalk.com reports.

Impact

While Graham may not be ready to go by Week 1, his involvement in team drills is a huge step in the right direction. Look for more updates to come in the following week as the tight end expands his workload. Expect Luke Willson to dominate the first-team reps the remainder of the preseason schedule.

Andy Gallik had his knee scoped Wednesday, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.

Impact

Gallik started eight games for the Titans during his rookie campaign last season. The 26-year-old is currently listed as Tennessee's third-string left guard on the team's posted depth chart.

Rob Gronkowski (unspecified injury) returned to practice Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Impact

Gronkowski thus rejoins his teammates at practice for first time since leaving the Patriots' Aug. 15 session early due to an undisclosed issue, that was later described as a bruise. Look for the star tight end to see limited preseason action, if any, with keeping him healthy for the regular season being the team's prime concern at this stage.

Eric Ebron (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Ebron was once again seen on the sidelines, just one day after he returned to practice for the first time since early August. The tight end went through a light practice Tuesday, but the coaching staff evidently decided to give him another day off as they continue to ease him back into the shuffle of things. His status for Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens is still unknown, although if he does play, it seems like it will be in a very limited capacity.

Danny Trevathan (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

Impact

Trevathan was forced from the Bears' second preseason game last week with the ailment, but it appears the team was simply being cautious with their prized free-agent acquisition. It's unclear whether he will take part in Chicago's third preseason contest Saturday versus the Chiefs, though.

C.J. Prosise (hamstring) will be available for Thursday's preseason contest against the Cowboys, albeit in a limited fashion, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Impact

Absent from practice for weeks due to a strained hamstring, Prosise took part in drills Monday with an eye toward an appearance in Thursday's game. Indeed, that will come to pass, but the Seahawks won't press their luck in the latter phase of exhibition season. While he's seeking to lock down third downs as the primary receiving back, Thomas Rawls (foot) and Christine Michael will combine to lead the backfield at the outset of the season.

Jarran Reed (foot) will not play in Thursday's preseason game against Dallas, the Seahawks' official site reports.

Impact

Reed has dealt with all kinds of lower leg injuries since arriving in Seattle. This is not the start Reed envisioned for his rookie campaign, especially after watching his name slip on draft night back in April. While the Seahawks remain mute on his availability for Week 1, it appears his foot injury could ultimately keep him off the field for some time.

The Patriots have traded Bryan Stork to Washington in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Impact

Previous reports had indicated that the center was on track to be released by the Patriots, but in such a scenario he would have been subject to waivers. Thus, per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Washington elected to take the proactive measure of landing Stork – an experienced NFL lineman – in a trade.

Nick Vannett (ankle) will not play in Thursday's preseason affair with Dallas, the Seahawks' official site reports.

Impact

Vannett has been nursing a high ankle sprain that he suffered during last Thursday's preseason date with Minnesota. Due to the nature of these sprains, it's unsurprising that Vannett won't be able play Thursday. Currently, the 23-year-old is looking up at the likes of both Jimmy Graham (knee) and Luke Willson on the depth chart.

Jeremy Langford (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Impact

During last Thursday's preseason game, Langford's left foot was stepped on. After a donning a walking boot Saturday, he ditched it within a day, yet still missed Tuesday's session due to lingering discomfort. Langford is trending in the right direction for active status in Saturday's exhibition against the Chiefs, but the Bears wouldn't be questioned if they held out their clear lead running back.

Matthew Stafford acknowledged the complexity of OC Jim Bob Cooter's offense, but believes the Lions' offense will be "dangerous" once players are able to fully learn the system, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Calvin Johnson's retirement signaled the end of an era in Motown, and the Detroit front office presumably understood the team can't employ the same offensive game plan anymore. Hence, the Lions installed a "newfangled, whiz-bang, up-tempo, no-huddle offense" this spring. Fundamentally, the idea is to tire the defense as well as limit the other team's ability to both substitute players and call plays to counter the offense. However, the scheme's watchword is communication, as Cooter devised a way to allow Stafford to realign the offensive formation and call plays with a system of simple commands. In the past, simplicity has benefitted Stafford, most recently when Cooter took control of the offense in the midst of the 2015 campaign. Here, Stafford did not experience an increase in attempted passes, but rather an increase in per-clip efficiency. Case in point, Stafford's final eight games in 2015 extrapolate to a highly-efficient 4,358-yard, 38-touchdown, four-interception stat line across 16 games while his first-half numbers project an underwhelming line of 4,166 yards, 26 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. Those two sets of numbers could very well represent Stafford's ceiling and floor entering the 2016 campaign. Regardless, Stafford appears poised to continue on his current trajectory and resume his late-2015 efficiency come the start of the regular season against the Colts' injury-marred secondary.

DeMarcus Ware (undisclosed) practiced in half-speed team drills Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9news reports.

Impact

The Broncos looked more like their old selves Wednesday with the returns of both Aqib Talib and Ware. While the quarterback dilemma is likely to linger on all season long, having Ware back on the field is a huge boost, regardless of form. In just 11 games last season, the 34-year-old registered 7.5 sacks to compliment 25 combined tackles. Ware is an unquestionable leader of Denver's defense, and the mere sight of him on the practice field is likely to lift team spirits.

Trevor Siemian (shoulder) was able to make throws at practice Wednesday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Impact

A sore shoulder has limited Siemian's activity level of late and even forced the quarterback to nix throwing from his workload Tuesday. Just one day later, though, he was easing into tosses, backing up his "day-to-day" status. With that knowledge, he'll start Saturday's preseason game versus the Rams, assuming any lingering discomfort has subsided.

Bobby Massie (illness) missed practice Wednesday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Massie's sickness is unlikely to keep him out for an extended period of time. He should be back practicing in full pads within a day or two.