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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 3
Whit Walters
September 20, 2013
 

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 Ray Rice (BAL), RB Rashard Mendenhall (ARI), RB Mark Ingram (NOS), RB Le'Veon Bell (PIT), RB Reggie Bush (DET), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAC), WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI), WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS), WR T.Y. Hilton (IND), TE Rob Gronkowski (NEP), TE Vernon Davis (SFO), TE Joel Dreessen (DEN), PK Kai Forbath (WAS)

ARIZONA
RB Rashard Mendenhall - (Toe) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Larry Fitzgerald - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
TE Rob Housler - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

ATLANTA
RB Steven Jackson - (Hamstring) Expected to miss 2-4 weeks (out). Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will fill in.
WR Julio Jones - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Roddy White - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

BALTIMORE
RB Ray Rice - (Hip) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision. Bernard Pierce will fill in if called on.
WR Jacoby Jones - (Knee) Expected to miss another 2-4 weeks (out). Marlon Brown will continue to fill in.

BUFFALO
WR Marqueise Goodwin - (Hand) Expected to miss 3-5 more weeks (out).
PK Dustin Hopkins - (Groin) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Dan Carpenter will fill in again if needed.

CAROLINA
RB Mike Tolbert - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
RB Kenjon Barner - (Foot) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

CHICAGO
WR Brandon Marshall - (Back) Left practice early Thursday but returned to full speed Friday and expected to play.
TE Martellus Bennett - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

CINCINNATI
RB Giovani Bernard - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday but went full speed Friday and expected to play.

CLEVELAND
QB Brandon Weeden - (Right Thumb) Will miss another week (out). Brian Hoyer will start.

DALLAS
QB Tony Romo - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Dez Bryant - (Back) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full speed Friday and expected to play.

DENVER
Plays Monday night.
WR Eric Decker - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Wes Welker - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Joel Dreessen - (Knee) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.

DETROIT
RB Reggie Bush - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision. Joique Bell will fill in if needed.

GREEN BAY
RB Eddie Lacy - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). James Starks will fill in.
TE Jermichael Finley
- (Toe) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

HOUSTON
RB Arian Foster - (Calf, Chest) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Ben Tate - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Andre Johnson - (Concussion, Lower Back) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
WR Reggie Wayne - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR T.Y. Hilton - (Groin) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Dwayne Allen
- (Hip) Placed on IR, ending his season.

JACKSONVILLE
QB Blain Gabbert - (Right Thumb, Right Hand) Limited in practice all week and not expected to play. Chad Henne will start.
RB Maurice Jones-Drew - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision. If he can't go Jordan Todman and Justin Forsett will likely share the workload.
TE Marcedes Lewis - (Calf) Didn't practice Wednesday and his playing status is uncertain.

KANSAS CITY
Played Thursday night.

MIAMI
QB Ryan Tannehill - (Right Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to start.
WR Mike Wallace - (Groin) Limited in practice on Friday but expected to play.

MINNESOTA
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW ENGLAND
RB Brandon Bolden - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Danny Amendola - (Groin) Limited in practice all week and will not play (out). Julian Edelman will continue to fill in.
WE Matt Slater - (Wrist) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
TE Rob Gronkowski - (Forearm, Back) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
TE Zach Sudfeld - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

NEW ORLEANS
RB Mark Ingram - (Toe) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Marques Colston - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

NEW YORK GIANTS
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW YORK JETS
QB Mark Sanchez - (Right Shoulder) Placed on IR/designated for return. Rookie Geno Smith remains the starter.
QB Geno Smith - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Bilal Powell - (Illness, Shoulder) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full speed Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Santonio Holmes - (Foot) Limited in practice Wednesday, didn't go Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.
WR Stephen Hill - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Jeremy Kerley - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Kellen Winslow - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

OAKLAND
Plays Monday night.
No injuries of fantasy note.

PHILADELPHIA
Played Thursday night.

PITTSBURGH
RB Le'Veon Bell - (Foot) Looking ahead of schedule and practiced on a limted basis some this week. Game-time decision. Even if he plays it will be in a very limited role. Isaac Redman and Felix Jones will continue to carry the load.
TE Heath Miller - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to return to action this week.

ST. LOUIS
RB Daryl Richardson - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full the rest of the week and expected to play.

SAN DIEGO
WR Malcom Floyd - (Neck) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Eddie Royal - (Wrist) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

SAN FRANCISCO
QB Colin Kaepernick - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
TE Vernon Davis - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.

SEATTLE
No injuries of fantasy note.

TAMPA BAY
No injuries of fantasy note.

TENNESSEE
RB Shonn Greene - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Kendall Wright - (Concussion) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but returned fully Friday and expected to play.
WR Damian Williams - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

WASHINGTON
WR Leonard Hankerson - (Groin) Injured in Friday's practice and is a game-time decision.
PK Kai Forbath - (Right Groin) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision. John Potter will fill in again if needed.


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