New photos show the severity of the injury to New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's right hand, clearly showing his index finger mostly missing and his thumb and middle finger also damaged.
The New York Daily News posted a photograph Thursday showing Pierre-Paul without a bandage over his hand. It appeared that almost all of his index finger was missing. Paul still had small bandages on his thumb and middle finger. Part of his thumb appeared to be missing.
The two-time Pro Bowler missed all of training camp after the Fourth of July fireworks accident. He allowed the team to examine his injured hand earlier in September, and the Giants declared that he wasn't ready to play. He remains unsigned and is not being paid.
Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga left Thursday's practice after injuring his left knee and his status for this weekend's game against the Seattle Seahawks was unclear.
Bulaga has suffered season-ending injuries in both 2012 and 2013.
"It sounded like his foot kind of got caught up when they were doing some drills or something," Pro Bowl left guard Josh Sitton said. "I didn't see it. I wasn't over there with him."
If Bulaga's knee injury is serious enough that he won't be able to play in Sunday night's home game, fourth-year man Don Barclay would start in his place. Barclay confirmed that he took over at right tackle with the starting offensive line after Bulaga departed.
Barclay struggled during preseason but spent much of his time at left tackle.
"I feel prepared," Barclay said. "The coaches have done a good job of giving me reps all over the board, both tackles and guard. I feel fine."
• Redskins coach Jay Gruden said tight end Jordan Reed tweaked a leg muscle and was limited in practice. Gruden said that Reed hurt a quadriceps muscle, adding: "I think it's minor." Reed has had problems with injuries throughout his NFL career, appearing in only 20 of 32 games entering this season.
•Bills running back LeSean McCoy practiced on a limited basis after experiencing tightness in the left hamstring he injured during training camp.
•The Patriots acquired receiver Keshawn Martin from the Texans for an undisclosed draft pick. The 25-year-old Martin was in uniform but didn't play in the Texans' season-opening loss to Kansas City.
•Julio Jones vows his sore right hamstring is no cause for alarm. The two-time Atlanta Pro Bowl receiver missed practice for the second straight day, but promises to be in the starting lineup when the Falcons (1-0) visit the New York Giants (0-1).
•Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (sprained knee) sat out practice for the second straight day, and quarterback Geno Smith was upgraded to limited for the first time since having his jaw broken by a punch from a teammate.