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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 5
Whit Walters
October 4, 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.

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 Brandon Bolden (NEP), RB Leon Washington (NEP), RB Marcel Reece (OAK), WR Danny Amendola (NEP), WR Aaron Dobson (NEP), WR Jacoby Jones (BAL), WR Marlon Brown (BAL), WR Deonte Thompson (BAL), WR Brandon Stokley (BAL), WR Cecil Shorts (JAC), TE Anthony Fasano (KCC), TE Zach Miller (SEA), TE Kellen Winslow (NYJ)

ARIZONA
No injuries of fantasy note.

ATLANTA
Plays Monday night.
RB Steven Jackson - (Hamstring) Expected to miss 1-2 more weeks (out).
WR Julio Jones - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Roddy White - (Ankle) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

BALTIMORE
WR Jacoby Jones - (Knee) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Marlon Brown - (Thigh) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Brandon Stokley - (Thigh) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Deonte Thompson - (Head) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.

BUFFALO
Played Thursday night.

CAROLINA
No injuries of fantasy note.

CHICAGO
WR Brandon Marshall - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and was limited Friday but expected to play.
TE Martellus Bennett - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

CINCINNATI
No injuries of fantasy note.

CLEVELAND
Played Thursday night.

DALLAS
WR Miles Austin - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Dwayne Harris and Terrance Williams will continue to full in.

DENVER
WR Eric Decker - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
TE Joel Dreessen - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
PK Matt Prater - (Right Calf) Limited in practice Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

DETROIT
WR Calvin Johnson - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.
WR Nate Burleson - (Broken Arm) Expected to miss another 5-7 weeks (out).
WR Patrick Edwards - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

GREEN BAY
RB James Starks - (Knee) Expected to miss a few more weeks (out).
RB Eddie Lacy - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Johnathan Franklin - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB John Kuhn - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Jermichael Finley - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

HOUSTON
RB Arian Foster - (Thumb, Back) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Ben Tate - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Garrett Graham - (Hip, Groin) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
RB Ahmad Bradshaw - (Neck) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Donald Brown will be the primary backup.

JACKSONVILLE
WR Cecil Shorts - (Groin) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.
TE Marcedes Lewis - (Calf) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

KANSAS CITY
RB Jamaal Charles - (Toes) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
TE Anthony Fasano
- (Knee, Ankle) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
TE Travis Kelce
- (Knee) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

MIAMI
WR Brandon Gibson - (Ankle) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

MINNESOTA
Bye week.

NEW ENGLAND
RB Stevan Ridley - (Knee) Didin't practice all week and will not play (out).
RB Brandon Bolden - (Knee) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
RB Leon Washington - (Thigh) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Danny Amendola - (Groin) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Aaron Dobson - (Neck) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Kenbrell Thompkins - (Shoulder) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Matt Slater - (Wrist) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday and not expected to play.
TE Rob Gronkowski - (Forearm, Back) Limited in practice all week and not expected to play.
TE Zach Sudfeld - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

NEW ORLEANS
RB Mark Ingram - (Toet) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Lance Moore - (Hand) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Kenny Stills will fill in again.

NEW YORK GIANTS
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW YORK JETS
Plays Monday night.
QB Geno Smith - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Chris Ivory - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Thursday and limited Friday and Saturday and expected to play.
WR Santonio Holmes - (Foot, Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Stephen Hill - (Concussion) Didn't practice Thursday, limited Friday but went full Saturday and expected to play.
TE Kellen Winslow - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.

OAKLAND
QB Terrell Pryor - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Darren McFadden - (Hamstring) Didin't practice all week and not expected to play. Look for Rashad Jennings to fill in.
RB Marcel Reece - (Knee) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.

PHILADELPHIA
No injuries of fantasy note.

PITTSBURGH
Bye week.

ST. LOUIS
No injuries of fantasy note.

SAN DIEGO
RB Ryan Mathews - (Hamstring) Added to the injury report after being limited in practice Friday but expected to play.
WR Malcom Floyd
- (Neck) Placed on IR, ending his season.

SAN FRANCISCO
TE Vernon Davis - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

SEATTLE
TE Zack Miller - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday and a game-time decision.

TAMPA BAY
Bye week.

TENNESSEE
QB Jake Locker - (Hip, Knee) Expected to miss 4-6 weeks (out). Ryan Fitzpatrick takes over.
RB Shonn Greene
- (Knee) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Kenny Britt - (Neck, Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

WASHINGTON
Bye week.


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