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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 17
Whit Walters
December 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 Chris Johnson (TEN), RB Jamie Harper (TEN), RB Ronnie Brown (SDC), WR Randall Cobb (GBP), WR Donnie Avery (IND), WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG), TE Vernon Davis (SFO), TE Rob Gronkowski (NEP)

ARIZONA
WR Early Doucet - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
TE Rob Housler - (Knee) Placed on IR, ending his season.

ATLANTA
WR Roddy White - (Knee) Didn't practice all week but expected to play.

BALTIMORE
WR Anquan Boldin - (Shoulder) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
TE Dennis Pitta - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

BUFFALO
RB C.J. Spiller - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Scott Chandler - (Knee) Placed on IR, ending his season.

CAROLINA
RB Jonathan Stewart - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but didn't go on Thursday or Firday and not expected to play.
WR Brandon LaFell - (Toe) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

CHICAGO
RB Matt Forte - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full Friday. Expected to play.

CINCINNATI
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis - (Illness) Sat out Thursday's practice due to illness but returned in full Friday and expected to play.
PK Mike Nugent - (Right Calf) Placed on IR, ending his season. Josh Brown will fill in for the rest of the season.

CLEVELAND
QB Brandon Weeden - (Right Shoulder) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Thaddeus Lewis will start.
QB Colt McCoy - (Right Shoulder) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
RB Trent Richardson - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Montario Hardesty will fill in.
WR Mohamed Massaquoi - (Knee) Placed on IR, ending his season.

DALLAS
RB DeMarco Murray - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Felix Jones - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Dez Bryant - (Finger) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DENVER
RB Knowshon Moreno - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Brandon Stokley - (Quadricep) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Trindon Holliday - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
WR Matt Willis - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DETROIT
WR Calvin Johnson - (Knee, Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and didn't go on Friday, but expected to play.
TE Brandon Pettigrew - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Not expected to play.

GREEN BAY
RB James Starks - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
RB Alex Green - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Jordy Nelson - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Randall Cobb - (Ankle, Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday, didn't go on Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
PK Mason Crosby - (Illness) Missed Thursday's practice due to illness but returned Friday and expected to play.

HOUSTON
RB Arian Foster - (Arrhythmia) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
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.
TE Owen Daniels (Hamstring, Neck) Limited in practice Wednesday, didn't go on Thursday, but went full Friday 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).
WR Donnie Avery - (Shoulder) Practiced fully Wednesday, limited Thursday and didn't go on Friday. Game-time decision.

JACKSONVILLE
RB Maurice Jones-Drew - (Foot) Placed on IR, ending his season. Montell Owens will fill in again.
RB Rashad Jennings - (Concussion, Shoulder) Placed on IR, ending his season.
WR Cecil Shorts - (Concussion) Placed on IR, ending his season. Toney Clemons will fill in.

KANSAS CITY
TE Tony Moeake - (Head) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Not expected to play.

MIAMI
WR Brian Hartline - (Back) Practiced fully all week and 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 and limited Friday, but 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) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Pierre Thomas - (Knee) Placed in IR, ending his season.
TE Jimmy Graham - (Wrist, Finger) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

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

NEW YORK JETS
QB Mark Sanchez - (Back) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
QB Greg McElroy - (Abdomen, Concussion) Practiced fully Wednesday but didn't go Thursday or Friday and will not play (out).
QB Tim Tebow - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Bilal Powell - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Joe McKnight - (Ankle, Illness) Practiced fully Wednesday but sat out Thursday due to illness and expected to play.
WR Braylon Edwards - (Hamstring, Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
WR Chaz Schilens - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
TE Dustin Keller - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Jeff Cumberland will fill in again.
TE Jeff Cumberland - (Wrist) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
PK Nick Folk - (Back) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

OAKLAND
QB Carson Palmer - (Ribs) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Terrell Pryor is expected to start.
TE Brandon Myers - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

PHILADELPHIA
QB Nick Foles - (Hand) Placed on IR, ending his season. Back to Michael Vick as the starter.
WR Jeremy Maclin - (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday, didn't go Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Jason Avant - (Calf, Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
WR Mike Wallace - (Hip) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Emmanuel Sanders will fill in.
TE Heath Miller - (Knee) Placed in IR, ending his season. Leonard Pope and David Paulson will fill in.

ST. LOIUS
RB Stephen Jackson - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

SAN DIEGO
RB Ronnie Brown - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.

SAN FRANCISCO
RB Frank Gore - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Mario Manningham - (Knee) Placed on IR, ending his season. Randy Moss will continue to fill in.
TE Vernon Davis - (Concussion) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.

SEATTLE
RB Marshawn Lynch
- (Back) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Sidney Rice
- (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Golden Tate - (Illness) Didn't practice Thursday due to illness but returned to full practice Friday and expected to play.

TAMPA BAY
No injuries of fantasy note.

TENNESSEE
QB Jake Locker - (Left Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Chris Johnson - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
RB Jamie Harper - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Kenny Britt - (Knee) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.
WR Kendall Wright - (Rib) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Craig Stevens - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Taylor Thompson will fill in.

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.
WR Josh Morgan - (Hand) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.


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