NFL: Giants’ Beck­ham un­cer­tain for Mon­day.

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - SPORTING GREEN -

The ques­tion of the day at New York Giants prac­tice Saturday re­mained: Will Odell Beck­ham Jr. play Mon­day night against the Detroit Lions?

The three-time Pro Bowl wide re­ceiver is hob­bled by a high an­kle sprain suf­fered in the sec­ond pre­sea­son game against the Cleve­land Browns. He missed last Sun­day’s 19-3 loss to the Dal­las Cow­boys and was ques­tion­able on the team’s in­jury re­port Saturday. His par­tic­i­pa­tion in the light prac­tice ses­sion was once again lim­ited, like it was all week.

Coach Ben McA­doo ad­dressed the sit­u­a­tion be­fore Saturday’s work­out, but did not shed any light on his top re­ceiver’s avail­abil­ity.

“We’ll see how it goes.” McA­doo said. “We’ll get in there and do a lit­tle bit of work (Saturday). Then to­mor­row, we’ll go in and have our launch day. We’ll take a look at him to­mor­row and see how it goes.

“It’s a med­i­cal de­ci­sion. We’re just see­ing his level of con­fi­dence and where he is stick­ing his foot in the ground. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion is a two-way street. It’s vis­ual and ver­bal.”

McA­doo was asked if he would con­sider us­ing Beck­ham if he wasn’t 100 per­cent.

“That’s tough to say,” McA­doo said. “The big­gest thing is you don’t want to put a player out there that is go­ing to do any harm to him­self or in­jure him­self any more than he is. It is an in­jury. It’s a tough in­jury. He’s fight­ing through it and do­ing ev­ery­thing he can to get back, but we’re go­ing to be smart with him. We’re go­ing to do what’s best for the player.” Don­ald’s re­turn: Aaron Don­ald is set to play his first game since end­ing his hold­out from the Los An­ge­les Rams.

The Rams moved Don­ald from the ex­empt list to the ac­tive ros­ter, clear­ing the way for the All-Pro de­fen­sive line­man to start Sun­day against Wash­ing­ton.

Don­ald re­turned to the Rams one week ago, end­ing his four-month hold­out af­ter fail­ing

to get a new deal. He is un­der con­tract through 2018.

Don­ald didn’t miss a game while mak­ing the Pro Bowl in each of his first three NFL sea­sons. He didn’t play in the Rams’ 46-9 vic­tory over Indianapolis last Sun­day. Brad­ford up­date: With start­ing quar­ter­back Sam Brad­ford listed as ques­tion­able for Sun­day’s game with a knee in­jury, the Min­nesota Vik­ings signed quar­ter­back Kyle Sloter from their prac­tice squad.

Backup quar­ter­back Case Keenum would start in Pitts­burgh if Brad­ford can­not play.

Brad­ford played one of the best games of his ca­reer in a sea­son-open­ing win over New Or­leans on Mon­day. But he was lim­ited in prac­tice this week af­ter com­ing out of the game with an in­jured left knee.

The Vik­ings opened the sea­son with two quar­ter­backs on the ac­tive ros­ter and Teddy Bridge­wa­ter on the phys­i­cally un­able to per­form list. Chiefs cut Spiller again: The Kansas City Chiefs have again re­leased C.J. Spiller, clear­ing room to pro­mote fel­low run­ning back Akeem Hunt be­fore Sun­day’s home opener against Philadel­phia.

Spiller signed with the Chiefs in the off­sea­son in an at­tempt to res­ur­rect his ca­reer, which had been de­railed by in­juries. He looked good in train­ing camp and the pre­sea­son but was re­leased in fi­nal ros­ter cut­downs on Sept. 2.

That move was a book­keep­ing ma­neu­ver and Spiller was signed the next day. But he was re­leased again on Sept. 7, signed once more and re­leased a third time Saturday.

Hunt, who is not re­lated to start­ing run­ning back Ka­reem Hunt, spent the pre­vi­ous two sea­sons with the Tex­ans. He’s third on the depth chart be­hind Char­can­drick West and can help on spe­cial teams.

Jets moves: The New York Jets pro­moted de­fen­sive line­man Lawrence Thomas and out­side line­backer Fred­die Bishop from the prac­tice squad in time to face the Raiders in Oakland.

Thomas played in three games for the Jets last sea­son be­fore be­ing placed on in­jured re­serve with a shoul­der in­jury. He was signed last off­sea­son as an un­drafted free agent out of Michi­gan State.

Bishop had 17 tack­les while play­ing the fi­nal four games of last sea­son for New York.

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