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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 6
Whit Walters
October 12, 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:
WR Jerome Simpson - MIN
WR Pierre Garcon - WAS
WR Hakeem Nicks - NYG
WR Eddie Royal - SDC
TE Todd Heap - ARI
TE Aaron Hernandez - NEP
TE Jermichael Finley - GBP

ARIZONA
QB John Skelton - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to be available as Kevin Kolb's backup.
RB Ryan Williams - (Shoulder) Will miss the remainder of the season (out). William Powell is next in line in the backfield.
RB William Powell - (Head) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB LaRod Stephens-Howling - (Hip) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Todd Heap - (Knee) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision... again.

ATLANTA
No injuries of fantasy note.

BALTIMORE
No injuries of fantasy note.

BUFFALO
No injuries of fantasy note.

CAROLINA
Bye Week

CHICAGO
Bye Week

CINCINNATI
RB Bernard Scott - (Knee) Placed in IR, ending his season.
WR A.J. Green - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full speed Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

CLEVELAND
WR Mohamed Massaquoi - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Josh Gordon fills in again.
WR Travis Benjamin - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
WR Jordan Norwood - (Foot) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

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

DENVER
WR Demaryius Thomas - (Hip) Limited in practice Thursday but went full Friday and Saturday and expected to play.

DETROIT
WR Titus Young - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
TE Brandon Pettigrew - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

GREEN BAY
RB Cedric Benson - (Foot) Placed on "designated for return" IR and will miss at least 8 weeks. Alex Green will fill in.
WR Greg Jennings - (Groin) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). James Jones fills in again.
TE Jermichael Finley - (Shoulder) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.

HOUSTON
RB Arian Foster - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
RB Ben Tate - (Toe) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
RB Justin Forsett - (Thigh) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Andre Johnson - (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
PK Shayne Graham - (Right Calf) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
RB Donald Brown - (Knee) Expected to miss several weeks (out). Vick Ballard will fill in.

JACKSONVILLE
Bye Week

KANSAS CITY
QB Matt Cassel - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Brady Quinn will start.
RB Peyton Hillis - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play (out).
RB Shaun Draughn - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Jon Baldwin - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday, didn't go on Thursday, but went full Friday and expected to play.

MIAMI
RB Reggie Bush - (Knee) Limited in practice Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
RB Daniel Thomas - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Lamar Miller will back up Bush.
WR Brian Hartline - (Quadricep) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

MINNESOTA
QB Christian Ponder - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Adrian Peterson - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday, but went full speed Friday and expected to play.
WR Percy Harvin - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Jerome Simpson - (Back, Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.

NEW ENGLAND
RB Shane Vereen - (Foot) Limited in practiced all week but expected to play.
RB Brandon Bolden - (Knee) Limited in practiced all week but expected to play.
WR Wes Welker - (Ankle) Limited in practiced all week but expected to play.
WR Julian Edelman - (Hand) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Not expected to play.
TE Rob Gronkowski - (Hip) Limited in practiced all week but expected to play.
TE Aaron Hernandez - (Ankle) Limited in practiced Wednesday and Thursday and didn't go on Friday. Game-time decision.

NEW ORLEANS
Bye Week

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Andre Brown - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). David Wilson will back up Bradshaw.
WR Hakeem Nicks - (Foot, Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Ramses Barden - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Martellus Bennett - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday, but went full Friday and expected to play.

NEW YORK JETS
QB Mark Sanchez - (Back) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Stephen Hill - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Jeremy Kerley - (Illness, Finger) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Dustin Keller - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
TE Jeff Cumberland - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

OAKLAND
RB Darren McFadden - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Brandon Myers - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
PK Sebastian Janikowski - (Left Groin) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

PHILADELPHIA
WR Jason Avant - (Wrist) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Riley Cooper - (Collarbone) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
Played Thursday night.

ST. LOIUS
QB Sam Bradford - (Knee) Added to the injury report despite practicing fully Friday. Expected to start.
WR Danny Amendola - (Shoulder) Expected to miss several weeks (out).

SAN DIEGO
RB Ryan Mathews - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Eddie Royal - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday, didn't go Friday and limited again Saturday. Game-time decision.
WR Malcom Floyd - (Groin) Added to the injury report after being limited Friday but went full Saturday and expected to play.
PK Nate Kaeding - (Right Groin) Remains out indefinitely. Nick Novak continues to kick.

SAN FRANCISCO
QB Alex Smith - (Right Finger) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Brandon Jacobs - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

SEATTLE
RB Marshawn Lynch
- (Back) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

TAMPA BAY
No injuries of fantasy note.

TENNESSEE
Played Thursday night.

WASHINGTON
QB Robert Griffin III - (Head) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to start.
RB Evan Royster - (Knee) Practiced fully all weekand expected to play.
WR Pierre Garcon - (Foot) Added to the injury report after being limited in practice Friday. Game-time decision.


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