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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 7
Whit Walters
October 18, 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:
QB Jake Locker (TEN), RB DeMarco Murray (DAL), RB Shonn Greene (TEN), RB Brandon Jacobs, WR James Jones (GBP), TE Rob Gronkowski (NEP)

ARIZONA - Played Thursday night

ATLANTA
RB Steven Jackson - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling continue to fill in.
RB Jason Snelling - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Roddy White - (Hamstring, Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Behind him on the depth chart is Drew Davis.

BALTIMORE
No injuries of fantasy note.

BUFFALO
QB E.J. Manuel - (Knee) Expected to miss another 3-5 weeks (out). Thaddeus Lewis will remain the starter.
QB Thaddeus Lewis
- (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB C.J. Spiller
- (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Stevie Johnson - (Back) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

CAROLINA
TE Greg Olsen - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

CHICAGO
TE Martellus Bennett - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

CINCINNATI
No injuries of fantasy note.

CLEVELAND
RB Willis McGahee - (Knee) Didn't practice Thursday but went full speed Friday and expected to play.

DALLAS
RB DeMarco Murray - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Game-time decision. Joseph Randle is expected to fill in.
RB Lance Dunbar - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Miles Austin - (Hamstring) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and rested Friday. Expected to play.
WR Dwayne Harris - (Hip) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DENVER
WR Wes Welker - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Eric Decker - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Joel Dreessen - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DETROIT
RB Joique Bell - (Ribs) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Calvin Johnson - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Nate Burleson - (Broken Arm) Expected to miss another 3-5 weeks (out).
TE Tony Scheffler - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

GREEN BAY
RB James Starks - (Knee) Expected to miss a few more weeks (out).
WR Randall Cobb - (Broken Leg) Placed on IR designated for return. Will not play until December at the earliest (out).
WR James Jones - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Game-time decision. Jarrett Boykin will fill in.

HOUSTON
QB Matt Schaub - (Ankle, Foot) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Case Keenum is expected to start.
RB Arian Foster - (Thumb, Chest, Hamstring) Practiced fully Wednesday, rested Thursday and went full Friday. Expected to play.
RB Ben Tate - (Elbow) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Andre Johnson - (Shin) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
No injuries of fantasy note.

JACKSONVILLE
QB Blaine Gabbert - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week and will not play (out). Chad Henne remains the starter.
WR Justin Blackmon
- (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and didn't go Friday but expected to play.
WR Cecil Shorts
- (Shoulder) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
TE Marcedes Lewis - (Calf) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

KANSAS CITY
WR Donnie Avery - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Anthony Fasano
- (Knee, Ankle) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

MIAMI
WR Brandon Gibson - (Hip) Added to the injury report after being limited in practice Friday but expected to play.

MINNESOTA - Plays Monday night
QB Christian Ponder
- (Rib) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday but will not start. Josh Freeman is expected to take over.
RB Adrian Peterson - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday, sat out Friday and limited Saturday but expected to play.
PK Blair Walsh - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Thursday, limited Friday but went full Saturday and expected to play.

NEW ENGLAND
RB Brandon Bolden - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
RB Leon Washington - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Danny Amendola - (Concussion, Groin) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Julian Edelman - (Thigh) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Matt Slater - (Wrist) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
TE Rob Gronkowski - (Forearm, Back) Limited in practice all week. Expected to play but a game-time decision.

NEW ORLEANS
Bye week

NEW YORK GIANTS - Plays Monday night
RB David Wilson - (Neck) Expected to miss at least a few more weeks (out).
RB Brandon Jacobs - (Hamstring) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday but sat out Saturday and is now a game-time decision.

NEW YORK JETS
RB Bilal Powell
- (Neck) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Chris Ivory - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Santonio Holmes - (Foot, Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Jeremy Kerley - (Back) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR David Nelson - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

OAKLAND
Bye week

PHILADELPHIA
QB Michael Vick - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and went full Friday but won't start. Nick Foles continues to start.
RB Chris Polk - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full Friday but will not play (out).

PITTSBURGH
No injuries of fantasy note.

ST. LOUIS
RB Zac Stacy - (Chest) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

SAN DIEGO
RB Ronnie Brown - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Eddie Royal - (Toe) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.

SAN FRANCISCO
QB Colin Kaepernick - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Vernon Davis - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

SEATTLE - Played Thursday night

TAMPA BAY
WR Mike Williams - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to playn.

TENNESSEE
QB Jake Locker - (Hip, Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and went full Friday. Game-time decision. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start again if needed.
RB Shonn Greene
- (Knee) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
RB Jackie Battle - (Neck) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

WASHINGTON
TE Fred Davis - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Logan Paulsen - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.


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