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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 5
Whit Walters
October 7, 2011 @ 6:32pm ET
 

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. You can find IDP injury updates in the IDP Injury & Practice Report.

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 Rashard Mendenhall, PIT
RB Chris Wells, ARI
RB Ben Tate, HOU
WR Devery Henderson, NOS
WR Louis Murphy, OAK
TE Aaron Hernandez, NEP
TE Todd Heap, ARI

ARIZONA
RB Chris Wells - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week and expected to play, but a game-time decision.
WR Early Doucet - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full on Friday and expected to play.
TE Todd Heap - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and sat out Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.

ATLANTA
RB Jason Snelling - (Concussion) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Roddy White - (Thigh) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full on Friday and expected to play.

BALTIMORE
Bye week.

BUFFALO
C. J. Spiller - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited on Thursday and participated fully Friday and expected to play.

CAROLINA
TE Jeremy Shockey - (Head) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full on Friday and expected to play.

CHICAGO
WR Earl Bennett - (Chest) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and his playing status is uncertain.

CINCINNATI
No injuries of fantasy note.

CLEVELAND
Bye week.

DALLAS
Bye week.

DENVER
RB Knowshon Moreno - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Eddie Royal - (Groin) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Eric Decker continues to fill in.
WR Demaryius Thomas - (Finger) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
TE Daniel Fells - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

DETROIT
WR Calvin Johnson - (Ankle) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

GREEN BAY
RB Ryan Grant - (Kidney) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Donald Driver - (Shin) Didn't practice Wednesday, went full on Thursday and limited Friday, but expected to play.

HOUSTON
RB Arian Foster - (Hip) Added to the injury report on Thursday but practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Ben Tate - (Groin) Didn't practiced Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
RB Derrick Ward - (Ankle, Shoulder) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Not expected to play.
WR Andre Johnson - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Jacoby Jones will fill in.
WR Jacoby Jones - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full on Friday and expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
QB Kerry Collins - (Concussion) Limited in practice all week and not expected to start. Curtis Painter gets another start.

JACKSONVILLE
WR Kassim Osgood - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and didn't go on Thursday or Friday and not expected to play.

KANSAS CITY
No injuries of fantasy note.

MIAMI
Bye week.

MINNESOTA
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW ENGLAND
RB Danny Woodhead - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
TE Aaron Hernandez
- (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.

NEW ORLEANS
WR Devery Henderson - (Calf) Limited in practice Wednesday, didn't go on Thursday and limited again Friday. Game-time decision.

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Brandon Jacobs - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Look for Danny Ware to fill in.

NEW YORK JETS
WR Plaxico Burress - (Elbow) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

OAKLAND
QB Jason Campbell - (Foot) Limited in practice all week but expected to start.
RB Michael Bush - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Louis Murphy - (Groin) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.

PHILADELPHIA
QB Michael Vick - (Left Finger) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Jason Avant - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Steve Smith - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Brent Celek - (Illness) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
QB Ben Roethlisberger
- (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday but participated fully Thursday and Friday and expected to start.
RB Rashard Mendenhall
- (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
RB Mewelde Moore
- (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Isaac Redman will fill in for Mendenhall if needed.

ST. LOIUS
Bye week.

SAN DIEGO
WR Vincent Jackson - (Abdomen, Leg) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full on Friday and expected to play.
TE Antonio Gates - (Foot) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Randy McMichael expected to start.

SAN FRANCISCO
RB Frank Gore - (Ankle) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Braylon Edwards - (Knee) Expected to return following the team's week 7 bye (out).
WR Michael Crabtree - (Feet) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

SEATTLE
WR Mike Williams
- (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
TE Zach Miller - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

TAMPA BAY
RB Earnest Graham - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday but went full on Friday and expected to play.

TENNESSEE
No injuries of fantasy note.

WASHINGTON
Bye week.


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