— New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (shoulder) said in a radio interview that he’s optimistic he can return for Sunday night’s home game against the Tony Romo-less Dallas Quarterbacks. Week 3 was the first time in 10 seasons that Brees missed a start for the Saints due to injury.
— The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving forward with Michael Vick as their quarterback and hope to find his “comfort zone” as long as Ben Roethlisberger is waylaid by his MCL injury and bone bruise in his knee.
— Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien said “I think we’re getting close” to running back Arian Foster’s return. Foster has been sidelined by a groin injury since training camp.