Likely to lose work to Moss
Jackson is expected to move into a backup role in Sunday's game against the Texans with Zack Moss (forearm) having been cleared to play Week 2 after practicing fully Wednesday through Friday, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.
With Moss sidelined for Week 1 and with Jonathan Taylor (ankle) sidelined for at least the Colts' first four games while on the PUP list, Jackson drew the start out of the Indianapolis backfield in last Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Jaguars. He turned in a disastrous showing in the featured role, carrying 13 times for 14 yards and reeling in five of six targets for just 14 yards while also losing two fumbles. Jackson proved to be more effective as a receiver last season and could retain a role on passing downs this weekend, but the return of Moss likely means that Jackson's opportunities as a ball carrier will take a major hit. After coming over in a trade with the Bills midway through last season, Moss averaged a robust 4.8 yards per carry on 76 attempts with the Colts, so he'll likely get an extended look as the team's top option on the ground until Taylor rejoins the 53-man roster.
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Watson (shoulder) is expected to play in Sunday's Week 4 game against the Ravens, Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN reports.
Chubb (knee, IR) underwent surgery to repair his torn MCL and meniscus Friday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Njoku burned both his face and arm in a household accident and is now listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
Hunt (ribs/groin) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Ravens, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.
The Browns list Watson (shoulder) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Watson (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Thursday.
Ford (shoulder) was a full practice participant Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Hunt (ribs/groin) returned to a limited practice Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Ford (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Watson (shoulder) was officially listed as limited in practice Wednesday, Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram reports.