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Thursday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 17
Whit Walters
December 26, 2013
 

This mid-week injury report will track all key fantasy player injuries and provide information from the team's daily practice reports. Be sure you check out our Priority News often during the week as all breaking player news will be posted there.

PLEASE NOTE: This report will be updated and released late on Thursdays, after the teams begin completing their practices and the NFL releases the official injury report for the day. Teams playing on Monday night don't release injury reports until after Thursday practice and teams on the west coast often report their injuries late.

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 expected to start.
RB Rashard Mendenhall - (Finger) Limtied in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and expected to play.
TE Rob Housler - (Groin) Limtied in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and expected to play.

ATLANTA
RB Jacquizz Rodgers - (Concussion) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
TE Tony Gonzalez - (Toe) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.

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

BUFFALO
QB E.J. Manuel - (Knee) Limited in practice Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
QB Thad Lewis - (Left Shoulder) Practiced fully Thursday and expected to be available to start if Manuel can't go.
RB Fred Jackson - (Ribs) Limited in practice Thursday but expected to play.
WR Marquise Goodwin - (Knee) Practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.
WR Steve Johnson - (Personal) Has yet to return to the team or practice and not expected to play.

CAROLINA
QB Cam Newton - (Ankle) Practiced fully Thursday and expected to start.
RB Jonathan Stewart - (Knee) Didn't practice Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Steve Smith - (Finger) Didn't practice Thursday but expected to play.

CHICAGO
No injuries of fantasy note.

CINCINNATI
TE Jermaine Gresham - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
TE Tyler Eifert - (Neck) Didn't practice Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

CLEVELAND
RB Willis McGahee - (Concussion, Knee) Practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.
TE Jordan Cameron - (Concussion) Didn't practice Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

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

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

DETROIT
RB Joique Bell - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.
WR Calvin Johnson
- (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but expected to play.
TE Brandon Pettigrew - (Ankle) Placed on IR, ending his season.

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

HOUSTON
QB Case Keenum - (Right Thumb) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to start.
RB Dennis Johnson - (Hip) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and not expected to play. Ray Graham will fill in behind Jonathan Grimes.
WR Andre Johnson - (Wirst) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.
WR DeAndre Hopkins - (Ankle) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.
TE Garrett Graham - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and will not play (out).

INDIANAPOLIS
No injuries of fantasy note.

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

KANSAS CITY
WR Dwayne Bowe - (Concussion) Didn't practice Thursday and not expected to play.

MIAMI
QB Ryan Tannehill - (Knee) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to start.
RB Daniel Thomas - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.
WR Brian Hartline - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.

MINNESOTA
RB Adrian Peterson - (Groin, Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday but expected to play.
RB Toby Gerhart - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
RB Matt Asiata - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Cordarrelle Patterson - (Chest) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and expected to play.

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

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

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Andre Brown - (Concussion) Practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.
RB Peyton Hillis - (Concussion) Practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.
WR Victor Cruz - (Knee) Didn't practice Thursday and will not play (out).
WR Rueben Randle - (Knee) Didn't practice Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

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

OAKLAND
WR Denarius Moore - (Shoulder) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.

PHILADELPHIA
No injuries of fantasy note.

PITTSBURGH
WR Emmanuel Sanders - (Knee) Didn't practice Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

ST. LOUIS
WR Tavon Austin - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

SAN DIEGO
RB Ryan Matthews - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Eddie Royal - (Toe) Didn't practice Wednesday and his playing status is uncertain.

SAN FRANCISCO
RB Frank Gore - (Ankle, Knee) Limited in practice Thursday but expected to play.
WR Mario Manningham - (Knee) Limited in practice Thursday but expected to play.
WR Michael Crabtree - (Ankle, Wrist) Practiced fully Thursday 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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