Cowboys linebacker Lee to return; former LSU star Claiborne out again

IRVING, Texas — Dallas linebacker Sean Lee is set to return at Chicago after missing two games with a hamstring injury and cornerback Morris Claiborne, a former LSU star, will sit for a second straight game with the same issue.

Lee was listed as probable Saturday after fully participating in practice all week. Claiborne was ruled out for Monday night’s game against the Bears.

Lee strained a hamstring in a 49-17 loss to New Orleans, and the Cowboys beat the New York Giants and Oakland without him. Claiborne was injured against the Giants.

Rookie linebacker DeVonte Holloman appears ready to return after missing six games with a neck injury.

Ravens

Pitta acTivated from injured reserve: The Baltimore Ravens activated tight end Dennis Pitta on Saturday, one day before their game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Pitta had been on injured reserve with a designation to return while working back from a dislocated and fractured hip that he suffered during training camp in late July.

Pitta’s workload is likely to be limited against the Vikings, but he could provide a spark to a Ravens passing game that has struggled this season.

Pitta had 61 receptions for 669 yards and seven touchdowns last year.

He returned to practice Nov. 20 and was more active this week.

“I bumped my workload a little bit this week just to kind of test and see where it’s at,” Pitta said Friday. “And like I said, it felt good. I feel like I’m able to do what I need to do.”

Colts

Toler, two others don’t make trip to Cincinnati: The Colts will be missing two starters Sunday at Cincinnati.

Left guard Hugh Thornton and cornerback Greg Toler did not make Saturday’s short trip south on I-74. Backup linebacker Kavell Conner also stayed home.

Thornton had been considered questionable with a neck injury. Toler has missed five straight games with a groin injury. Conner is out with an ankle injury.

Indy (8-4) can clinch the AFC South with a win over the Bengals, a Tennessee loss at Denver or either team ties. The Bengals (8-4) lead the AFC North.

Chargers

Ingram joins active roster: The San Diego Chargers have moved Melvin Ingram from the physically unable to perform list to the active roster.

Ingram, the Chargers’ first-round draft pick in 2012, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in May. He was designated to return to practice on Nov. 19 and the team had until Tuesday to either add him to the active roster or keep him on PUP for the remainder of the season.

Linebacker Adrian Robinson was released.

The Chargers also added cornerback Johnny Patrick to the injury report. He is questionable with an ankle injury.

Chiefs

Jones promoted, Hall released: The Kansas City Chiefs promoted tight end Dominique Jones to the 53-man roster and released wide receiver Chad Hall.

Jones will take the place of Anthony Fasano, who’s been ruled out against for Sunday’s game at Washington after suffering a concussion in last week’s loss to Denver.

Jones, who will share time with Sean McGrath, played 10 games with three starts in two seasons with the Colts. He’s spent part of this season on the Chiefs practice squad.

Hall rejoined the Chiefs on Nov. 22 after originally arriving off a September waiver claim.

The Chiefs also will miss outside linebacker Justin Houston (dislocated elbow) and left tackle Branden Albert (sprained knee) against the Redskins. Frank Zombo will start for Houston and Donald Stephenson will start in Albert’s place.