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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 4
Whit Walters
September 28, 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 Fred Jackson - BUF
RB C.J. Spiller - BUF
RB Bernard Scott - CIN
RB Reggie Bush - MIA
RB Shane Vereen - NEP
RB Brandon Jacobs - SFO
RB Steven Jackson - STL
WR Dwayne Bowe - KCC
WR Ted Ginn - SFO
WR Kenny Britt - TEN
WR Pierre Garcon - WAS
TE Brandon Myers - OAK
TE Dustin Keller - NYJ

ARIZONA
QB John Skelton - (Ankle) Practicing on a limited basis, but expected to miss at least 2 more weeks. Kevin Kolb continues to start.
RB Chris Wells - (Toe) Placed on "designated for return" IR and won't be eligible to return until week 12.
RB LaRod Stephens-Howling - (Hip) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
TE Todd Heap - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.

ATLANTA
WR Julio Jones - (Thigh) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full speed Friday and expected to play.

BALTIMORE
Played Thursday night.

BUFFALO
RB Fred Jackson - (Knee) Limited in practice all week and may play. Game-time decision.
RB C.J. Spiller - (Shoulder) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision. Tashard Choice will fill in if needed.

CAROLINA
RB Jonathan Stewart - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

CHICAGO
RB Matt Forte - (Ankle) Limited in practice all week and is on target to play at least on a limited basis.
WR Early Bennett - (Hand) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

CINCINNATI
RB Bernard Scott - (Ankle) Didn't practiced Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.

CLEVELAND
Played Thursday night.

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

DENVER
RB Willis McGahee - (Ribs) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Jacob Tamme - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DETROIT
QB Matthew Stafford - (Hip) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full Friday. Expected to start.
RB Mikel Leshoure - (Groin) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Calvin Johnson - (Foot) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Titus Young - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

GREEN BAY
RB James Starks - (Toe) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Greg Jennings - (Groin) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

HOUSTON
QB Matt Schaub (Left Shoulder, Right Elbow) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Arian Foster - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Andre Johnson - (Groin) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
Bye Week

JACKSONVILLE
RB Rashad Jennings - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Laurent Robinson - (Concussion) Didn't practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

KANSAS CITY
RB Peyton Hillis - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Shaun Draughn will backup Charles.
WR Dwayne Bowe - (Groin) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Dexter McCluster - (Elbow) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Steve Breaston - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
TE Kevin Boss - (Head) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

MIAMI
RB Reggie Bush - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.

MINNESOTA
QB Christian Ponder - (Neck) Limited in practice Thursday but went full Friday and expected to start.
TE Kyle Rudolph - (Thigh) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full Friday. Expected to play.

NEW ENGLAND
QB Tom Brady - (Shoulder) Removed from the injury report after practicing fully Thursday.
RB Shane Vereen - (Foot) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Julian Edelman - (Hand) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
TE Aaron Hernandez - (Ankle) Will not practice and expected to miss several more weeks (out).
TE Rob Gronkowski - (Hip) Added to the injury report after being limited in practice Friday but expected to play.

NEW ORLEANS
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Ahmad Bradshaw - (Neck) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Hakeem Nicks - (Foot, Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and didn't go on Friday. Will not play (out). Ramses Barden fills in again.
WR Domenik Hixon - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

NEW YORK JETS
QB Mark Sanchez - (Back) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Stephen Hill - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
TE Dustin Keller - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.

OAKLAND
RB Darren McFadden - (Shoulder) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
RB Mike Goodson - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey - (Concussion, Neck) Didn't practice this week and will not play (out).
WR Rod Streater - (Eye, Neck) Limited in practice Wednesday, went full Thursday but limited Friday. Expected to play.
TE Brandon Myers - (Concussion) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.
PK Sebastian Janikowski - (Left Groin) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

PHILADELPHIA
RB LeSean McCoy - (Rib) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Jeremy Maclin - (Hip) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
Bye Week

ST. LOIUS
RB Steven Jackson - (Groin) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.

SAN DIEGO
PK Nate Kaeding - (Right Groin) Added to the injury report after being limited in practice Friday and will not play (out). Nick Novak has been signed to kick Sunday.

SAN FRANCISCO
RB Brandon Jacobs - (Knee) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Ted Ginn - (Ankle) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
TE Vernon Davis - (Back) Added to the injury report Friday, but practiced fully and expected to play.

SEATTLE
WR Doug Baldwin
- (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

TAMPA BAY
No injuries of fantasy note.

TENNESSEE
RB Javon Ringer - (Elbow) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Kenny Britt - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.
TE Jared Cook - (Shoulder) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Expected to play.

WASHINGTON
RB Roy Helu - (Toe) Placed on IR, ending his season.
RB Evan Royster - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Pierre Garcon - (Foot) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Leonard Hankerson - (Back, Neck) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.


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