San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said tight end George Kittle (knee sprain) likely won’t practice this week but he fully expects him to play Sunday vs. the Jets.
The Niners are placing cornerback Richard Sherman (leg) on IR. Sherman exited Sunday’s game near the end of the fourth quarter, and will be out for at least the next 3 weeks.
For the Jets, meanwhile, head coach Adam Gase confirmed Wednesday that Frank Gore will start Sunday at running back his former team while Le’Veon Bell is out with a hamstring injury.
Robinson, Nagy address contract talks
Chicago Bears wise reciever Allen Robinson spoke to the media on Wednesday and said he had a “very good and spirited” talk with head coach Matt Nagy.
Robison said he is moving forward and doesn’t want the contract extension talks to be a distraction. Nagy told reporters there is “zero concern” and the team wants Robinson here.
TNF injury updates
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (shoulder), defensive tackle Mike Daniels (groin) and safety Shawn Williams (calf) are all out for tomorrow night’s game vs. the Cleveland Browns.
For Cleveland, cornerback Kevin Johnson (liver) and linebacker Mack Wilson (knee) are out. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry (hip), tackle Jedrick Willis (shin), tackle Jack Conklin (ankle), center JC Tretter (knee), defensive end Olivier Vernon (ab) and guard Chris Hubbard (ankle) are questionable.
More NFL news and updates
— Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee underwent hernia surgery last week and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians says wide receiver Chris Godwin is in the concussion protocol.
— Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hamstring), defensive end Derek Barnett (hamstring) and right tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) were all full participants at practice on Wednesday.