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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 8
Whit Walters
October 25, 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 Mark Ingram (NOS), RB DeMarco Murray (DAL), WR Dwayne Bowe (KCC), WR Miles Austin (DAL), WR Danny Amendola (NEP), TE Jimmy Graham (NOS)

ARIZONA
RB Rashard Mendenhall - (Toe) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Andre Ellington will fill in.
WR Larry Fitzgerald - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

ATLANTA
RB Steven Jackson - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week but expected to play. Jacquizz Rodgers will likely share the load.
RB Jason Snelling - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Roddy White - (Hamstring, Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Drew Davis will fill in again.

BALTIMORE - Bye week

BUFFALO
QB E.J. Manuel - (Knee) Expected to miss another 2-4 weeks (out). Thaddeus Lewis will remain the starter.
RB C.J. Spiller
- (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Tashard Choice will fill in behind Jackson.
RB Fred Jackson - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

CAROLINA - Plays Thursday night

CHICAGO - Bye week

CINCINNATI
No injuries of fantasy note.

CLEVELAND
RB Willis McGahee - (Knee) Practiced fully Wednesday, sat out Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
RB Chris Ogbonnaya - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DALLAS
RB DeMarco Murray - (Knee) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
RB Lance Dunbar - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Dez Bryant - (Hamstring, Wrist) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Miles Austin - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Dwayne Harris - (Hip) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DENVER
QB Peyton Manning - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to start.
WR Wes Welker
- (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Eric Decker - (Toe) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Joel Dreessen - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

DETROIT
RB Reggie Bush - (Knee) Added to the injury report after sitting out practice Friday but expected to play.
WR Calvin Johnson - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
WR Nate Burleson - (Broken Arm) Expected to miss another 2-4 weeks (out).
TE Brandon Pettigrew - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

GREEN BAY
RB James Starks - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR James Jones - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Jarrett Boykin will continue to fill in.
TE Jermichael Finley - (Neck) Expected to miss several weeks (out). Andrew Quarless and Brandon Bostick will fill in.

HOUSTON - Bye week

INDIANAPOLIS - Bye week

JACKSONVILLE
QB Blaine Gabbert - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week but will not start. 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.
WR Ace Sanders - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

KANSAS CITY
WR Dwayne Bowe - (Groin) Added to the injury report after missing practice Friday. Game-time decision.
TE Anthony Fasano - (Knee, Ankle) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

MIAMI
QB Ryan Tannehill - (Right Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Brandon Gibson - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

MINNESOTA
QB Josh Freeman - (Concussion) Didn't practice Wednesday and Thursday and limited Friday. Will not play (out). Christain Ponder will get the start.
RB Adrian Peterson - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
PK Blair Walsh - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday 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 Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
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 but expected to play.

NEW ORLEANS
RB Mark Ingram - (Toe) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thurday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Lance Moore - (Hand) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Jimmy Graham - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB David Wilson - (Neck) Expected to miss at least a couple more weeks (out).
RB Brandon Jacobs - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox will fill in.

NEW YORK JETS
WR Santonio Holmes - (Foot, Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Greg Salas - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR David Nelson - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Jeff Cumberland - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

OAKLAND
No injuries of fantasy note.

PHILADELPHIA
QB Michael Vick - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
QB Nick Foles - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play.
RB Chris Polk - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
WR Jerricho Chotchery - (Abdomen) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

ST. LOUIS - Plays Monday night
QB Sam Bradford - (Knee) Placed on IR, ending his season. Kellen Clemens will take over as the starter.

SAN DIEGO - Bye week

SAN FRANCISCO
QB Colin Kaepernick - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Frank Gore - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Kyle Williams - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Vernon Davis - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

SEATTLE - Plays Monday night
WR Golden Tate - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

TAMPA BAY - Plays Thursday night

TENNESSEE - Bye week

WASHINGTON
WR Leonard Hankerson - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
TE Jordan Reed - (Hip) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Logan Paulsen - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.


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