NFL roundup: Latest league news from Wednesday, Oct. 27

Rob Gronkowski is back on the practice field.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end was spotted Wednesday during the portion open to the media, marking his first action since suffering fractured ribs in Week 3. The team elected not to place Gronk on injured reserve with the hopes of him returning sooner. He might now be ready.

Gronkowski was officially limited, per the team injury report.

The four-time All-Pro was off to a fast start in 2021, catching two scores in each of the first two games. Gronk was a team co-leader in touchdowns until Mike Evans' three-TD outburst this past weekend.

He's not the only prominent Bucs player on the mend. Linebacker Lavonte David, who's missed the past two games with an ankle sprain, and cornerback Richard Sherman, who missed the last one, returned to practice. Wide receiver Scotty Miller, who's on IR with a turf toe injury, ran on the side. Cornerbacks Jamel Dean and Dee Delaney, both of whom exited Week 7 early, were present as well. David, Sherman and tight end O.J. Howard (ankle) were limited, while Dean was a full participant. Delaney was listed as a DNP.

Conversely, wide receiver Antonio Brown was in attendance but using crutches. Brown has been out since suffering an ankle injury in Week 6.

Injuries/COVID-19

Roster signings

  • The Detroit Lions elevated guard Tommy Kraemer from their practice squad to the active roster and re-signed cornerback Daryl Worley to the practice squad.
  • The Tennessee Titans signed running back/kick returner Dontrell Hilliard to the practice squad.
  • The Baltimore Ravens are signing veteran offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi to their practice squad, with the expectation he'll be elevated to the active roster soon, Garafolo reported. The team later announced the signing. Ogbuehi was released by the Seahawks on Monday. Baltimore is short-handed in the wake of Patrick Mekari's ankle injury.
  • The Seattle Seahawks signed center Brad Lundblade to the practice squad.
  • The New York Giants signed wide receiver David Sills to the practice squad and defensive back J.R. Reed from the Rams' practice squad.
  • The New England Patriots signed center James Ferentz from their practice squad and linebacker Calvin Munson from the Dolphins' practice squad. The Pats also signed defensive backs DeVante Bausby and Brian Poole to the practice squad.

Roster cuts

  • The Seattle Seahawks released quarterback Danny Etling.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders released wide receiver Willie Snead on Wednesday.
  • The Baltimore Ravens released defensive back Jordan Richards from the practice squad.

Trades

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