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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 3
Whit Walters
September 21, 2012
 

This Friday injury report will list the practice activity and playing status of key fantasy players for the upcoming games this weekend. Players listed as probable or not included on the Official NFL Injury Report released on Friday's will not be listed unless the situation warrants. You can find IDP injury updates in the IDP Practice & Playing Status Report.

PLEASE NOTE: This report will be updated and released late on Fridays, after the teams begin completing their practices and the NFL releases the official injury report for the day. Teams on the west coast often report their injuries late.

This week's key game-time decisions:
RB Steven Jackson - STL
RB Taiwan Jones - OAK
RB Mike Goodson - OAK
WR Marques Colston - NOS
WR Pierre Garcon - WAS
TE Todd Heap - ARI

ARIZONA
QB John Skelton - (Ankle) Very limited in practice and expected to miss several weeks. Kevin Kolb is expected to start.
RB Chris Wells - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Ryan Williams - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
TE Todd Heap - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.

ATLANTA
WR Roddy White - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Julio Jones - (Thigh) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

BALTIMORE
No injuries of fantasy note.

BUFFALO
RB Fred Jackson - (Knee) Didn't practice and expected to miss 3 more weeks (out). C.J. Spiller continues to fill in.

CAROLINA
Played Thursday night.

CHICAGO
RB Matt Forte - (Ankle) Didn't practice and expected to miss a couple weeks (out). Michael Bush continues to fill in.

CINCINNATI
RB Bernard Scott - (Hand) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

CLEVELAND
RB Trent Richardson - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Greg Little - (Back) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DALLAS
WR Miles Austin - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Jason Witten - (Abdomen) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DENVER
WR Brandon Stokley - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Joel Dreessen - (Ribs) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

DETROIT
WR Calvin Johnson - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday but went full speed Friday and expected to play.

GREEN BAY
WR Greg Jennings - (Groin) Didn't practice Thursday and limited Friday. His playing status is uncertain.
WR Randall Cobb - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday and his playing status is uncertain.

HOUSTON
No injuries of fantasy note.

INDIANAPOLIS
WR Austin Collie - (Head) Practiced fully all week but still not cleared by doctors. That could come on Saturday.

JACKSONVILLE
QB Blaine Gabbert - (Glute) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Rashad Jennings - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Not expected to play.

KANSAS CITY
RB Jamaal Charles - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Dexter McCluster - (Shoulder) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Steve Breaston - (Wrist) Limited in practice Wednesday, went full Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.
TE Kevin Boss - (Head) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

MIAMI
RB Daniel Thomas - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Lamar Miller - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

MINNESOTA
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW ENGLAND
RB Shane Vereen - (Foot) Limited in practice all week and not expected to play.
WR Brandon Lloyd - (Thigh) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
TE Aaron Hernandez - (Ankle) Didn't practice and expected to miss several weeks (out).
TE Daniel Fells - (Shin) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

NEW ORLEANS
QB Drew Brees - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Marques Colston - (Foot) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Devery Henderson - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

NEW YORK GIANTS
Played Thursday night.

NEW YORK JETS
QB Mark Sanchez - (Back) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
TE Dustin Keller - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and Friday. Not expected to play. Jeff Cumberland will fill in.

OAKLAND
RB Taiwan Jones - (Ribs) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
RB Mike Goodson - (Hamstring) Added to the report after tweaking his hamstring Friday. Game-time decision.
PK Sebastian Janikowski - (Left Groin) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

PHILADELPHIA
WR Jeremy Maclin - (Hip) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but sat out Friday and will not play (out).
WR DeSean Jackson - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Jason Avant - (Wrist) Practiced fully all week and expected to play. Will split time with Damaris Johnson filling in for Maclin.

PITTSBURGH
RB Rashard Mendenhall
- (Knee) Practiced fully all week but will not play (out).
RB Jonathan Dwyer - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Mike Wallace - (Groin) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Emmanuel Sanders - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Heath Miller - (Abdomen) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full speed Friday and expected to play.

ST. LOIUS
RB Steven Jackson - (Groin) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.

SAN DIEGO
RB Ryan Mathews - (Collarbone) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Curtis Brinkley - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full the rest of the week and expected to play.
WR Eddie Royal - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Antonio Gates - (Ribs) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Dante Rosario - (Calf) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

SAN FRANCISCO
RB Brandon Jacobs - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
WR Ted Ginn - (Ankle) Limited in practice all week and not expected to play.

SEATTLE
RB Marshawn Lynch - (Back) Limited in practice Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Doug Baldwin - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Thursday but held out Friday and his playing status is uncertain.

TAMPA BAY
No injuries of fantasy note.

TENNESSEE
RB Javon Ringer - (Elbow) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

WASHINGTON
WR Pierre Garcon - (Foot) Limited in practice all week and not expected to play. Game-time decision.


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