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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 16
Whit Walters
December 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 Chris Ivory (NOS), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG), RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR), RB Alex Green (GBP), WR Earl Bennett, (CHI), WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ), WR Torrey Smith (BAL), WR Kendall Wright (TEN), WR Mario Manningham (SFO), WR Sidney Rice (SEA), TE Rob Gronkowski (NEP), PK Mike Nugent (CIN)

ARIZONA
WR Early Doucet - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
TE Rob Housler - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

ATLANTA
WR Roddy White - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
WR Harry Douglas - (Ribs) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

BALTIMORE
WR Torrey Smith - (Head) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.
TE Ed Dickson - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

BUFFALO
RB C.J. Spiller - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Donald Jones - Placed in non-football/illness list, ending his season.
TE Scott Chandler - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

CAROLINA
RB Jonathan Stewart - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Brandon LaFell - (Toe) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

CHICAGO
RB Michael Bush - (Ribs) Placed in IR, ending his season. Kahlil Bell and Armando Allen will backup Forte.
WR Brandon Marshall - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Earl Bennett - (Concussion) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.

CINCINNATI
PK Mike Nugent - (Right Calf) Limited in practice Wednesday but didn't practice Thursday or Friday and is a game-time decision. Josh Brown will fill in again if needed.

CLEVELAND
RB Trent Richardson - (Chest, Finger, Rib) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DALLAS
RB DeMarco Murray - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
RB Felix Jones - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Dez Bryant - (Finger) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

DENVER
RB Knowshon Moreno - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Eric Decker - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Matt Willis - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DETROIT
RB Mikel Lashoure - (Calf) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Calvin Johnson - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
TE Brandon Pettigrew - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Tony Scheffler will fill in.

GREEN BAY
QB Aaron Rodgers - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB James Starks - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
RB Alex Green - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Jordy Nelson - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Randall Cobb - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

HOUSTON
RB Ben Tate - (Hamstring, Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Justin Forsett - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
QB Andrew Luck - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Delone Carter - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Mewelde Moore will back up Ballard.

JACKSONVILLE
RB Maurice Jones-Drew - (Foot) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Montell Owens is expected to fill in.
RB Rashad Jennings - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

KANSAS CITY
QB Brady Quinn - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Jon Baldwin - (Illness) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full Friday. Expected to play.
TE Tony Moeake - (Head) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.

MIAMI
WR Brian Hartline - (Glute) Limited in practice Wednesday, sat out Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.
WR Devone Bess - (Back) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
PK Dan Carpenter - (Groin) Placed in IR, ending his season. Nate Kaeding has been signed to fill in.

MINNESOTA
RB Adrian Peterson - (Abdomene) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

NEW ENGLAND
WR Brandon Lloyd - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Wes Welker - (Ankle) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
TE Aaron Hernandez - (Ankle) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
TE Rob Gronkowski - (Forearm, Hip) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.

NEW ORLEANS
RB Chris Ivory - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
RB Pierre Thomas - (Knee) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
TE Jimmy Graham - (Wrist) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Ahmad Bradshaw - (Knee, Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Hakeem Nicks - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

NEW YORK JETS
QB Mark Sanchez - (Back) Practiced fully all week but not expected to start. Greg McElroy is expected to get the start.
QB Tim Tebow - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Bilal Powell - (Shoulder, Toe) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Joe McKnight - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Braylon Edwards - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Stephen Hill - (Knee) Placed on IR, ending his season.
WR Chaz Schilens - (Calf, Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
TE Dustin Keller - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Jeff Cumberland will fill in.
TE Jeff Cumberland - (Ankle, Wrist) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
PK Nick Folk - (Back) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

OAKLAND
No injuries of fantasy note.

PHILADELPHIA
QB Michael Vick - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week but Nick Foles will start again.
RB LeSean McCoy - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play
WR Jeremy Maclin - (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Jason Avant - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Brent Celek - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
WR Emmanuel Sanders - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

ST. LOIUS
RB Stephen Jackson - (Illness) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.

SAN DIEGO
RB Ryan Mathews - (Collarbone) Placed in IR, ending his season. Ronnie Brown and Jackie Battle will carry the load.
RB Ronnie Brown - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Malcom Floyd - (Ankle) Placed in IR, ending his season.

SAN FRANCISCO
RB Frank Gore - (Wrist) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Mario Manningham - (Shoulder) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
PK David Akers - (Pelvis) 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.
WR Sidney Rice
- (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.

TAMPA BAY
WR Mike Williams - (Wrist) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

TENNESSEE
QB Jake Locker - (Left Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Kenny Britt - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Kendall Wright - (Broken Rib) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.

WASHINGTON
QB Robert Griffin - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Pierre Garcon - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.


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