NFL Actives/Inactives: Roethlisberger, Dez Bryant in for Week 8

Sunday November 1st, 2015

Welcome to Week 8 of the NFL season! There are 12 games scheduled for Sunday, and news is trickling out about whether or not players listed as questionable on injury reports earlier this week will be starting. Stay up do date on who’s playing, and who’s sitting out in Week 8.

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Late Games:

• Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is officially ACTIVE against the Seahawks, but will wear a custom orthotic and have his snap count limited, according to’s Ian Rapoport. Bryant broke his foot in the team’s Week 1 victory over the Giants and has been out ever since.

• New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is ACTIVE against the Raiders. He was officially listed as questionable with a knee injury. Decker is second on the team in receiving with 24 catches for 333 yards. Center Nick Mangold (neck), running back Bilal Powell (ankle) and safety Calvin Pryor (ankle) are also INACTIVE. 

Early Games:

• Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (knee, probable) is ACTIVE against the Bengals. He’s been out since spraining his left MCL in Week 3.

• San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (knee) is officially ACTIVE against the Ravens. He did not practice at all during the week and is officially listed as questionable.

• Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (knee, doubtful) is INACTIVE against the Falcons. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder, doubtful) will also be held out.

• Arizona Cardinals wideout John Brown (hamstring, questionable) is ACTIVE against the Browns. He tested out the hamstring before the game at the team’s request and is good to go.

This post will be updated.

- Kenny Ducey

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