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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 5
Whit Walters
October 5, 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 Shane Vereen - NEP
WR Earl Bennett - CHI
WR Kenny Britt - TEN
TE Aaron Hernandez - NEP

ARIZONA
Played Thursday night.

ATLANTA
WR Julio Jones - (Hand) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

BALTIMORE
WR Torrey Smith - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

BUFFALO
WR Donald Jones - (Head) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Scott Chandler - (Head) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

CAROLINA
No injuries of fantasy note.

CHICAGO
RB Matt Forte - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Earl Bennett - (Hand) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision..

CINCINNATI
RB Bernard Scott - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full the rest of the week and expected to play.

CLEVELAND
WR Mohamed Massaquoi - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
WR Travis Benjamin - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.

DALLAS
Bye Week

DENVER
No injuries of fantasy note.

DETROIT
Bye Week

GREEN BAY
WR Greg Jennings - (Groin) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). James Jones will fill in again.

HOUSTON
RB Arian Foster - (Hamstring) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
RB Ben Tate - (Toe) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Andre Johnson - (Groin) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
TE Owen Daniels - (Thigh) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
TE Coby Fleener - (Head) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full the rest of the week and expected to play.

JACKSONVILLE
WR Laurent Robinson - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

KANSAS CITY
RB Peyton Hillis - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Jon Baldwin - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full the rest of the week and expected to play.

MIAMI
RB Reggie Bush - (Hip) Limited in practice Wednesday but went the rest of the week and expected to play.

MINNESOTA
QB Christian Ponder - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday expected to start.
WR Michael Jenkins - (Ribs) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full Friday. Expected to play.

NEW ENGLAND
QB Tom Brady - (Right Shoulder) Limited in practice all week but expected to start.
RB Shane Vereen - (Foot) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
RB Brandon Bolden - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Julian Edelman - (Hand) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
TE Rob Gronkowski - (Hip) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
TE Aaron Hernandez - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decison.

NEW ORLEANS
WR Lance Moore - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

NEW YORK GIANTS
WR Hakeem Nicks - (Foot, Knee) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Domenik Hixon will fill in again.
WR Ramses Barden - (Concussion) Didn't practice week and will not play (out).

NEW YORK JETS
QB Mark Sanchez - (Back) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Santonio Holmes - (Foot) Placed on IR, ending his season. Chaz Schilens will fill in this week.
WR Stephen Hill - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and not expected to play. Jeremy Kerley will fill in.
WR Jeremy Kerley - (Finger) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Dustin Keller - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and not expected to play. Look for Jeff Chumberland to fill in again.
TE Jeff Cumberland - (Ribs) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

OAKLAND
Bye Week

PHILADELPHIA
RB LeSean McCoy - (Rib) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Jason Avant - (Wrist) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
RB Rashard Mendenhall - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

ST. LOIUS
Played Thursday night.

SAN DIEGO
PK Nate Kaeding - (Groin) Not practicing and could miss several weeks. Nick Novak will continue to kick.

SAN FRANCISCO
RB Brandon Jacobs - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

SEATTLE
RB Marshawn Lynch
- (No Injury) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full the rest of the week and expected to play.

TAMPA BAY
Bye Week

TENNESSEE
QB Jake Locker - (Left Shoulder) Didn't practice this week and expected to miss a few weeks. Matt Hasselbeck will start.
WR Kenny Britt - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play, but a game-time decision.
TE Jared Cook - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.

WASHINGTON
RB Evan Royster - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Pierre Garcon - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Aldrick Robinson - (Head) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full the rest of the week and expected to play.


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