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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots downgrade TE Jacob Hollister, DE Geneo Grissom and DE/OLB John Simon to out for Sunday's game, while TE Rob Gronkowski has been downgraded to doubtful. The potential shortage of tight ends would thrust Dwayne Allen into a possible lead role at the position, with more two-back and three- and four-receiver sets. DT Malcom Brown (knee) has made the trip, giving him a chance to play.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Predicting the Jets' inactive players for tomorrow against the Vikings: WR Quincy Enunwa, CB Trumaine Johnson, S Marcus Maye, CB Buster Skrine, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, DL Folorunso Fatukasi and CB Derrick Jones. Analysis: After the Terrelle Pryor move, the Jets have only 48 players healthy enough to play, so there aren't many tough decisions here. RB Isaiah Crowell (ankle) is a game-time decision, but he's expected to play.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans⁠ ⁠added safety Andre Hal to the active roster. Hal was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in May but is now in remission. Last week, Hal practiced for the first time since his diagnosis, which gave the Texans 21 days to add him to the active roster.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $112,000 following their game against Pittsburgh for plays involving hits to Antonio Brown (11:19 remaining in the 3rd quarter) and James Conner (5:17 remaining in the 3rd quarter), per source.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Source: the Broncos have signed C Nico Falah off of Jets practice squad and placed G Ronald Leary on IR.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Patriots' TE Rob Gronkowski is “highly unlikely” to play Sunday vs. Bears as he didn't travel with the team to Chicago, per source.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With injuries aplenty at cornerback, the 49ers brought DB Tyvis Powell back to the active roster on Saturday, releasing Tom Savage to make room for him. Jimmie Ward is doubtful and Richard Sherman, Ahkello Witherspoon and K'Waun Williams are questionable.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

To replace WR Terrelle Pryor, who was released, the Jets promoted rookie WR Deontay Burnett from the practice squad. This will give them five receivers for tomorrow against the Vikings. Burnett is a former USC teammate of QB Sam Darnold. Their most memorable game was the 2017 Rose Bowl, when he caught 13 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns against Penn State — the game that vaulted Darnold into national prominence.