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Marvin Jones is expected to make his 2014 season debut in Week 5 against the Patriots, according to Bengals' beat reporter Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Jones missed training camp with an ankle injury before breaking his foot in early August. He returned to practice for the first time last Tuesday. In 2013, Jones caught 51 passes for 712 yards and ten touchdowns.
Ben Tate returned to Browns practice on Tuesday after missing two games with a right knee sprain. Tate had previously suggested a Week 5 return was in order, and now that seems very likely. In Tate's absence, Browns RBs Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell split carries.
Browns beat writer Nate Ulrich reported on his Twitter feed Tuesday that tight end Jordan Cameron admits that his shoulder (AC joint) is something that's probably going to affect him all season, but that the team's Week 4 bye was good for the injury. "I feel good. I feel healthy," Cameron was quoted as saying.
After a week in which a seemingly unprecedented number of big names were fell by injury, you better believe this will be a busy morning. Stay with this post and keep refreshing it consistently as we bring you the latest regarding all of the notable actives and inactives in the early kickoffs. We'll be tracking DeSean Jackson, Arian Foster, A.J. Green, Jordan Cameron, Keenan Allen, Dez Bryant, Bernard Pierce and many more. Whew.
The Baltimore Ravens won their game Sunday but suffered a big loss in the process. Tight end Dennis Pitta, one of quarterback Joe Flacco's favorite targets, dislocated his right hip in the game and is likely done for the season. Pitta suffered the injury in the second quarter. He had three catches for 12 yards prior to the injury. He will undergo tests Monday to determine if there is also a fracture and to see if he needs season-ending surgery.
Bernard Pierce is listed as questionable on the Ravens' injury report this week after sustaining a thigh injury during Thursday's practice. Pierce was able to get in limited practice both Thursday and Friday. If Pierce is unable to play, Justin Forsett will likely start in his place. It's worth noting Baltimore signed running back Fitzgerald Toussaint from its practice squad Saturday.
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis expects WR A.J. Green to play Sunday versus the Titans, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Green left the Bengals' Week 2 matchup early with a strained ligament in his toe. For his part, Green told reporters that he hopes to play, but made no guarantees. "I feel good," he said. "I still have some treatment to do, but it's getting better."
Sure enough, Green returned to limited practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's session.