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Bills: Buffalo is in position to get healthier for its stretch run with linebacker­s Matt Milano and Tyrel Dodson designated to return to practice on Wednesday after spending time on injured reserve.

Milano, a starter, missed three games over four weeks with a partially torn pectoral muscle. Dodson, a primary backup, has been sidelined since hurting his hamstring in a 26-17 loss to Kansas City on Oct. 19.

The Bills now have three weeks to decide whether to activate Milano and Dodson or place them on season-ending IR.

Vikings: Wideout Adam Thielen is back from his one-week absence. Minnesota said it has activated Thielen from the reserve/ COVID-19 list. Coach Mike Zimmer told reporters that Thielen will be “ready to go” Sunday against the Jaguars.

Thielen missed Minnesota’s Week 12 win over Carolina. His sudden departure under NFL-NFLPA protocols followed his best outing of the season in a 31-28 loss to Dallas, in which Thielen caught eight passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns.

Broncos: Quarterbac­ks DrewLock, Brett Rypien

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and were allowed to rejoin their teammates at practice Wednesday after Denver activated them from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Their return means practice squad receiver Kendall Hinton won’t have to be the one taking the snaps at Kansas City (10-1) next weekend as he did in Denver’s 31-3 loss to New Orleans on Sunday.

Eagles: Philadelph­ia activated tight end Zach Ertz from injured reserve and wideout J. J. Arcega-Whiteside from the reserve/ COVID-19 list. They also placed offensive tackle Lane Johnson on IR. Ertz has been sidelined since Week 7 with an ankle injury.

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