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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 17
Whit Walters
December 27, 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 Shane Vereen (NEP), RB Daniel Thomas (MIA), WR Calvin Johnson (DET), WR Aaron Dobson (NEP), WR Kenbrell Thompkins (NEP), WR Eddie Royal (SDC), WR Tavon Austin (STL), WR Rueben Randle (NYG), TE Jermaine Gresham (CIN), TE Jordan Cameron (CLE)

NOTE: The following teams did not practice on Wednesday due to the holiday: Baltimore, Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New England, NY Giants, NY Jets, Oakland, Pittsburgh Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington

ARIZONA
QB Carson Palmer - (Ankle, Right Elbow) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to start.
RB Rashard Mendenhall - (Finger) Limtied in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Rob Housler - (Groin) Limtied in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

ATLANTA
RB Jacquizz Rodgers - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
TE Tony Gonzalez - (Toe) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

BALTIMORE
RB Ray Rice - (Thigh) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
WR Torrey Smith - (Thigh) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

BUFFALO
QB E.J. Manuel - (Knee) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday and not expected to play.
QB Thad Lewis - (Left Shoulder) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to start.
RB Fred Jackson - (Ribs) Limited in practice Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Marquise Goodwin - (Knee) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Steve Johnson - (Personal) Has yet to return to the team or practice and will not play (out).

CAROLINA
QB Cam Newton - (Ankle) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to start.
RB Jonathan Stewart - (Knee) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and will not play (out).
WR Steve Smith - (Finger) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and will not play (out).

CHICAGO
No injuries of fantasy note.

CINCINNATI
TE Jermaine Gresham - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and is a game-time decision.
TE Tyler Eifert - (Neck) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and not expected to play.

CLEVELAND
RB Willis McGahee - (Concussion, Knee) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Jordan Cameron - (Concussion) Didn't practice Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.

DALLAS
QB Tony Romo - (Back) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Kyle Orton is expected to start.
WR Dez Bryant - (Back) Limited in practice Wednesday, didn't go on Thursday and limited again Friday, but expected to play.
WR Dwayne Harris
- (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

DENVER
QB Peyton Manning - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to start.
WR Wes Welker - (Concussion) Limited in practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Eric Decker - (Thigh) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Demaryius Thomas - (Neck) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
KR Trindon Holliday - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Jacob Tamme - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Joel Dreessen - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

DETROIT
RB Joique Bell - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
WR Calvin Johnson
- (Knee) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.
TE Brandon Pettigrew - (Ankle) Placed on IR, ending his season.

GREEN BAY
QB Aaron Rodgers - (Collarbone) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to start.
RB Eddie Lacy - (Ankle) Didn't practice Thursday and limted Friday but expected to play.

HOUSTON
QB Case Keenum - (Right Thumb) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and limited Friday but expected to start.
RB Dennis Johnson - (Hip) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Ray Graham will fill in behind Jonathan Grimes.
WR Andre Johnson - (Wirst) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR DeAndre Hopkins - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Garrett Graham - (Hamstring) Placed on IR, ending his season.

INDIANAPOLIS
No injuries of fantasy note.

JACKSONVILLE
RB Maurice Jones-Drew - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

KANSAS CITY
WR Dwayne Bowe - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

MIAMI
QB Ryan Tannehill - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Daniel Thomas - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Brian Hartline - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

MINNESOTA
RB Adrian Peterson - (Groin, Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and didn't go Friday. Not expected to play.
RB Toby Gerhart - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
RB Matt Asiata - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Cordarrelle Patterson - (Chest) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

NEW ENGLAND
QB Tom Brady - (Right Shoulder) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to start.
RB Shane Vereen - (Groin) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday and is a game-time decision.
WR Aaron Dobson - (Foot) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday and is a game-time decision.
WR Danny Amendola - (Groin) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Kenbrell Thompkins - (Hip) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday and is a game-time decision.

NEW ORLEANS
QB Drew Brees - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to start.
RB Pierre Thomas - (Eye) Practiced fully Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Marques Colston - (Back) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Andre Brown - (Concussion) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
RB Peyton Hillis - (Concussion) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Victor Cruz - (Knee) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and will not play (out).
WR Rueben Randle - (Knee) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and is a game-time decision.

NEW YORK JETS
RB Chris Ivory - (Quadricep, Ankle) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Santonio Holmes - (Foot, Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
WR Jeremy Kerley - (Elbow) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Kellen Winslow - (Knee, Illness) Didn't practice Thursday and limtied Friday but expected to play.

OAKLAND
WR Denarius Moore - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

PHILADELPHIA
No injuries of fantasy note.

PITTSBURGH
WR Emmanuel Sanders - (Knee) Didn't practice Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

ST. LOUIS
WR Tavon Austin - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.

SAN DIEGO
RB Ryan Matthews - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.
WR Eddie Royal - (Toe) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.

SAN FRANCISCO
RB Frank Gore - (Ankle, Knee) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
WR Mario Manningham - (Knee) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and will not play (out).
WR Michael Crabtree - (Ankle, Wrist) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

SEATTLE
WR Percy Harvin - (Hip) Expected to miss this week (out).

TAMPA BAY
No injuries of fantasy note.

TENNESSEE
No injuries of fantasy note.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS
No injuries of fantasy note.


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