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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 16
Whit Walters
December 23, 2011 @ 5:57pm 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 Felix Jones, DAL
WR Deion Branch, NEP
WR Vincent Jackson, SDC
WR Ted Ginn, SFO
WR Doug Baldwin, SEA
WR Devin Hester, CHI

ARIZONA
QB Kevin Kolb - (Head) Limited in practice all week and not expected to start. Team will roll with John Skelton again.
RB Beanie Wells - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

ATLANTA
RB Michael Turner - (Groin) Didn't practice Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.
WR Harry Douglas - (Groin) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

BALTIMORE
WR Anquan Boldin - (Knee) Will miss the remainder of the season (out). Lee Evans will fill.
PK Billy Cundiff - (Left Calf) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Shayne Graham will fill in.

BUFFALO
WR Stevie Johnson - (Groin) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
TE Scott Chandler - (Ankle) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

CAROLINA
No injuries of fantasy note.

CHICAGO
QB Jay Cutler - (Right Thumb) Expected to miss the remainder of the season (out). Josh McCown is expected to start.
RB Matt Forte - (Knee) Expected to miss 1-2 more weeks (out).
RB Marion Barber - (Calf) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Look for Kahlil Bell to get the start.
WR Devin Hester - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.

CINCINNATI
WR A.J. Green - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Andre Caldwell - (Abdomen, Groin) Didn't practice all week and not 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 all week and expected to play.
WR Joshua Cribbs - (Groin) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Mohamed Massaquoi - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

DALLAS
RB Felix Jones - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Laurent Robinson - (Shoulder) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

DENVER
RB Willis McGahee - (Hamstring) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.

DETROIT
RB Kevin Smith - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

GREEN BAY
RB James Starks - (Knee, Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Greg Jennings - (Knee) Expected to miss 1-2 more weeks (out). James Jones will keep filling in.

HOUSTON
Played Thursday night.

INDIANAPOLIS
Played Thursday night.

JACKSONVILLE
RB Maurice Jones-Drew - (Ankle) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Mike Thomas - (Concussion) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full Friday. Expected to play.
TE Marcedes Lewis
- (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

KANSAS CITY
No injuries of fantasy note.

MIAMI
WR Brandon Marshall - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full Friday and expected to play.
TE Anthony Fasano - (Head) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

MINNESOTA
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW ENGLAND
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis - (Illness) Sat out practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
WR Wes Welker - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Deion Branch - (Groin) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.

NEW ORLEANS
RB Mark Ingram - (Toe) Didn't practice Thursday or Friday and not expected to play.

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Ahmad Bradshaw - (Foot) Limited in practice Wednesday, didn't go on Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Mario Manningham - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
TE Jake Ballard - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Travis Beckum will fill in.

NEW YORK JETS
QB Mark Sanchez - (Neck) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Santonio Holmes - (Hip) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
WR Plaxico Burress - (Illness) Sat out practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday 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 continues to fill in.
RB Michael Bush - (Shoulder) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Jacoby Ford - (Foot) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out) .
WR Louis Murphy- (Groin) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Expected to play.
WR Denarius Moore - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Chaz Schilens - (Hip) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

PHILADELPHIA
QB Michael Vick - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Jeremy Maclin- (Shoulder, Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
QB Ben Roethlisberger
- (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Look for Charlie Batch to start.
WR Emmanuel Sanders - (Foot) Limited in practice all week and will not play (out).

ST. LOIUS
QB Sam Bradford - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to start. Kellen Clemens will start again.

SAN DIEGO
WR Vincent Jackson - (Groin) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.

SAN FRANCISCO
WR Braylon Edwards - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Ted Ginn - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.

SEATTLE
QB Tarvaris Jackson - (Pectoral) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Doug Baldwin - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but didn't go in Thursday or Friday and a game-time decision.
WR Mike Williams - (Fractured Leg) Placed in IR, ending his season. Ben Obomanu will take over.

TAMPA BAY
QB Josh Freeman - (Right Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Arrelious Benn - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

TENNESSEE
RB Chris Johnson - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
WR Nate Washington - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

WASHINGTON
RB Roy Helu - (Toe, Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play. May be limited.


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