Reggie Wayne a full participant in practice for Colts


INDIANAPOLIS — First it was Trent Richardson and Vontae Davis on Thursday. Then it was Reggie Wayne on Friday.

Wayne joined Richardson and Davis as full participants in practice Friday, giving the indication he is headed in the right direction to play for the Indianapolis Colts on Monday against the New York Giants. He missed last Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh with an elbow injury.

Coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday that he wanted to see Wayne in practice Friday and Saturday before making a decision on his status for Monday.

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Injury Report: Geno Smith is questionable


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Geno Smith is questionable with the injury to his right shoulder, but all signs point to the New York Jets’ quarterback being available in the event starter Michael Vick can’t continue against the Chiefs on Sunday.

Here is the rest of the injury report:

Jets

Doubtful: CB Darrin Walls (calf/knee).

Questonable: QB Smith (right shoulder).

Probable: OL Oday Aboushi (shoulder), LB Antwan Barnes (knee), OL Willie Colon (knee), TE Jeff Cumberland (shoulder/finger), LB Demario Davis (finger), WR Eric Decker (hamstring), LB David Harris (shoulder), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), OL Nick Mangold (shoulder), LB Trevor Reilly (knee), WR Greg Salas (wrist/ankle).

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Giants injury update: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie improving, still hurting


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants’ coaches have one defensive game plan for Monday Night if cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie can play and another in case he can’t. But based on the way Rodgers-Cromartie has practiced this week, they are optimistic he’ll be able to help them against the Colts.

“We’re working him, and it depends on how he feels,” defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said Friday. “He’s been good in back-to-back practices now, and that’s something he didn’t do before our last game.

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Jay Gruden: Bashaud Breeland’s knee ‘OK’


ASHBURN, Va., — Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland injured his knee near the end of practice, but coach Jay Gruden said the rookie should be fine. However, they probably won’t know until Saturday whether he will play against Minnesota.

Breeland is starting for the injured DeAngelo Hall and is coming off his best game of the season, with several key plays in the win against Dallas.

Gruden said during his news conference that the injury was not serious.

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Miami Dolphins’ final injury report: Dion Sims out


The Miami Dolphins (4-3) will host the San Diego Chargers (5-3) in a big game for both teams. Miami enters on a two-game winning streak, while San Diego has lost two in a row.

Here is a look at the final injury report for Miami:

Out: TE Dion Sims (toe)

Questionable: G Daryn Colledge (illness, back), LB Koa Misi (ankle)

Probable: TE Charles Clay (knee), LS John Denney (knee), CB Cortland Finnegan (neck), G Nate Garner (neck), LB Chris McCain (foot), C Mike Pouncey (hip), S Jimmy Wilson (hamstring)

Analysis: The Dolphins are very healthy to enter the midpoint of the season.

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Mark Ingram makes strong case for leading role


METAIRIE, La. — Five days ago, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram had just one 100-yard rushing game in his NFL career.

Now he has three.

Ingram ran the ball 30 times for 100 yards in Thursday night’s 28-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers — the most carries ever by a running back in Sean Payton’s nine years as New Orleans’ coach. That’s new territory for Ingram as well.

“I’ve never carried the ball 30 times since high school. I think my most at Alabama was maybe 24 or 27, something like that,” said the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner who has finally gotten the opportunity to showcase himself as the kind of every-down back he was in college.

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Texans list a more optimistic Brian Cushing as questionable


HOUSTON — The rest did Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing some good.

“Moving around, cutting, running, endurance,” Cushing said. “Feel a lot better; just excited.”

Cushing added that he wasn’t sure yet if he would play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he did say this:

“Nothing’s definite, but I feel good. I want to play and hope to play. That’s the plan.”

The Texans listed inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee) as out.

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Book offers glimpse into Johnny Manziel’s fame


No position in sports has evolved more than quarterback, a notion veteran college football reporter Bruce Feldman deftly chronicles in his new book, “The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks.”

Part of the book focuses on how Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel navigated the height of his mushrooming fame, around the time he appeared at SEC Media Days in July 2013 as Texas A&M’s reigning Heisman winner. I figured this would be a good chance to take Browns fans into what exactly Manziel was dealing with in college.

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Odell Beckham will cheer on his mother in NYC Marathon on Sunday


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants don’t play until Monday Night this week, which is a nice break for rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham’s mother, Heather Van Norman, is running in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, and because he has no game that day, Beckham has a chance to go and watch her.

“I’m going to try and find her, maybe help her with that last stretch,” Beckham said Friday. “I know she’ll make it, but I’m going to be there for her.

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Owen Daniels is a game-time decision for Ravens


OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Three starters for the Baltimore Ravens are listed as questionable, but tight end Owen Daniels is the biggest question mark heading into Sunday night’s game at the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Daniels, the second-leading receiver on the Ravens, returned to practice Friday after sitting out the previous day. He missed last Sunday’s game after having his knee scoped.

“It’ll probably be a game-time [decision] with Owen, realistically,” coach John Harbaugh said after Friday’s practice.

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