Tom Brady was limited in Patriots practice on Thursday, as he’s dealing with toe and right elbow ailments.
Brady was a full participant on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Brady was one of a long list of Patriots who were limited participants: wide receiver Julian Edelman (shoulder), safety Patrick Chung (heel), cornerback Jason McCourty (groin), wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and backup quarterback Cody Kessler (illness).
Other news we’re monitoring around the league on Thursday:
» Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith was ruled out for the remainder of the win over the Cowboys after suffering a pectoral injury in the first quarter. After game, coach Matt Nagy said, “it doesn’t look real good for him,” in regards to Smith’s injury. Bears receiver Javon Wims injured his knee in the first half and did not return.
Inactives for the Bears for Thursday night’s game were wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, defensive back Prince Amukamara, tight end Eric Saubert, linebacker Danny Trevathan, offensive lineman Corey Levin, offensive lineman Bobby Massie and tight end Ben Braunecker.
Amukamara is dealing with a left hamstring injury that’s considered mild in nature and the goal is for him to play next week against the Packers, NFL Network’s Stacey Dales reports.
» Inactives for the Dallas Cowboys for Thursday night’s game are wide receiver Devin Smith, running back Tony Pollard, safety Jeff Heath, linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, defensive end Joe Jackson, offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch and defensive tackle Antwaun Woods.
» The Kansas City Chiefs backfield will be without their hammer the rest of the way.
The team announced running back Darrel Williams has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a hamstring injury in last week’s win over the Oakland Raiders.
Williams’ season ends after 41 carries for 141 rushing yards and three touchdowns, 15 receptions for 167 yards and a score, and one fumble lost. Williams played the big-back role alongside Damien Williams and LeSean McCoy, often earning the tough yards between the tackles.
The Chiefs will now streak towards the postseason without their most powerful back.
Williams’ season-ending injury could explain the signing of free-agent running back Spencer Ware earlier this week.
Damien Williams could return after missing last week due to a rib injury, but he did not practice Wednesday. The Chiefs have been managing LeSean McCoy‘s snaps this season. The banged-up RB room could mean we see more of rookie Darwin Thompson down the stretch after the young back impressed last week after Darrel Williams left with his hamstring injury. Defensive end Frank Clark (shoulder) was limited