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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 15
Whit Walters
December 17, 2011 @ 4:11pm 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:
QB Kevin Kolb, ARI
RB Montario Hardesty, CLE
RB James Starks, GBP
WR Devin Hester, CHI

ARIZONA
QB Kevin Kolb - (Head) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision. John Skelton is expected to start.
RB Beanie Wells - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

ATLANTA
Played Thursday night.

BALTIMORE
PK Billy Cundiff - (Left Calf) Didn't practice all week but expected to play.

BUFFALO
TE Scott Chandler - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Lee Smith will fill in.
PK Dave Rayner - (Left Groin) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full Friday and expected to play.

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

CHICAGO
QB Jay Cutler - (Right Thumb) Expected to miss the remainder of the season (out). Caleb Hanie continues to start.
RB Matt Forte - (Knee) Expected to miss 2-3 more weeks (out). Marion Barber and Kahlil Bell continue to fill in.
WR Devin Hester - (Ankle) Injured in practice Thursday and sat out Friday. Game-time decision.

CINCINNATI
RB Cedric Benson - (Back) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

CLEVELAND
QB Colt McCoy - (Head, Left Hand) Didn't practiced all week and will not play (out). Seneca Wallace will start.
RB Montario Hardesty - (Calf) Practiced fully Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Joshua Cribbs - (Groin) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.
TE Ben Watson - (Concussion) Placed in IR, ending his season. Evan Moore will take over.

DALLAS
RB DeMarco Murray - (Ankle) Placed in IR, ending his season. Felix Jones takes over.
WR Laurent Robinson - (Shoulder) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

DENVER
WR Eddie Royal - (Concussion) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

DETROIT
RB Kevin Smith - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

GREEN BAY
RB James Starks - (Knee, Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
RB Brandon Saine - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
WR Greg Jennings - (Knee) Expected to miss 2-3 weeks. James Jones will fill in.

HOUSTON
QB T.J. Yates - (Right Elbow, Left Hand) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Andre Johnson - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). More Jacoby Jones.
WR Kevin Walter - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
QB Peyton Manning - (Neck) Out indefinitely. Dan Orlovski is expected to start this week.
TE Dallas Clark - (Burner) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Jacob Tamme will fill in.

JACKSONVILLE
Played Thursday night.

KANSAS CITY
QB Kyle Orton - (Right Finger) - Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to start.
WR Jon Baldwin - (Illness) Missed practice Thursday but returned Friday and expected to play.

MIAMI
QB Matt Moore - (Head, Neck) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to start.
TE Anthony Fasano - (Ribs) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

MINNESOTA
QB Christian Ponder - (Hip) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Adrian Peterson - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full on Friday and expected to play.

NEW ENGLAND
WR Wes Welker - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Deion Branch - (Groin) Limited in practice all week and will not play (out).

NEW ORLEANS
RB Mark Ingram - (Toe) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). More Chris Ivory.
TE Jimmy Graham - (Back) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Ahmad Bradshaw - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

NEW YORK JETS
RB Shonn Greene - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

OAKLAND
QB Jason Campbell - (Collarbone) Not expected to play again this season (out).
RB Darren McFadden - (Foot) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Michael Bush will fill in again.
WR Jacoby Ford - (Foot) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Denarius Moore - (Foot) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Chaz Schilens - (Foot) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey - (Heel) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Louis Murphy - (Hip) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

PHILADELPHIA
QB Michael Vick - (Ribs) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to start.
WR Jeremy Maclin- (Shoulder, Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Riley Cooper - (Groin) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
QB Ben Roethlisberger
- (Right Thumb) Didn't practice Thursday and limited Friday and Saturday. Game-time decision but expected to play.
WR Emmanuel Sanders - (Foot) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

ST. LOIUS
QB Sam Bradford - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Look for Kellen Clemens to start.
QB A.J. Feeley - (Right Thumb) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

SAN DIEGO
No injuries of fantasy note.

SAN FRANCISCO
WR Braylon Edwards - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

SEATTLE
QB Tarvaris Jackson - (Pectoral) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Doug Baldwin - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

TAMPA BAY
QB Josh Freeman - (Right Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Arrelious Benn - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Dezmon Briscoe will fill in.

TENNESSEE
QB Matt Hasselbeck - (Calf) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full Friday and expected to start.
QB Jake Locker - (Chest) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to be available.
RB Javon Ringer - (Hand) Could miss the remainder of the season (out). Jamie Harper is now CJ's backup.
WR Nate Washington - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

WASHINGTON
WR Donte' Stallworth - (Illness, Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.


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