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Thursday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 16
Whit Walters
December 22, 2011 @ 5:31pm ET
 

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.

ARIZONA
QB Kevin Kolb - (Head) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.
RB Beanie Wells - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.

ATLANTA
RB Michael Turner - (Groin) Didn't practice Thursday but expected to play.
WR Harry Douglas - (Groin) Limited in practice Thursday 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 Wednesday or Thursday and not expected to play. Shayne Graham has been signed.

BUFFALO
WR Stevie Johnson - (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.
TE Scott Chandler - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.

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 Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain. Kahlil Bell may get the start.
WR Devin Hester - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but expected to play.

CINCINNATI
WR A.J. Green - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.
WR Andre Caldwell - (Abdomen, Groin) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and not expected to play.

CLEVELAND
QB Colt McCoy - (Head, Left Hand) Didn't practiced Wednesday or Thursday and not expected to play. Seneca Wallace will start.
RB Montario Hardesty - (Calf) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.
WR Joshua Cribbs - (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.
WR Mohamed Massaquoi - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.

DALLAS
RB Felix Jones - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Laurent Robinson - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday 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 Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.

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

HOUSTON
QB T.J. Yates - (Right Elbow, Left Hand) Limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday but expected to start.
RB Ben Tate - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday but expected to play.
WR Andre Johnson - (Hamstring) Inactive last week and didn't practice Tuesday or Wednesday and will not play (out).
WR Kevin Walter - (Quadricep) Practiced fully Tuesday and and Wednesday expected to play.
WR Jacoby Jones - (Foot) Limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday but expected to play.
TE Owen Daniels - (Knee) Didn't practice Tuesday and limited Wednesday. Game-time decision.
TE Joel Dreessen - (Knee, Wrist) Limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday but expected to play.
PK Neil Rackers - (Right Calf) Practiced fully Tuesday and Wednesday and expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
QB Peyton Manning - (Neck) Will not play this season (out). Dan Orlovski is expected to be the starter this week.
TE Dallas Clark - (Neck) Inactive last week and didn't practice Tuesday or Wednesday. Not expected to play.

JACKSONVILLE
RB Maurice Jones-Drew - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.
WR Mike Thomas - (Concussion) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.
TE Marcedes Lewis
- (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.

KANSAS CITY
No injuries of fantasy note.

MIAMI
WR Brandon Marshall - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.
TE Anthony Fasano - (Head) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

MINNESOTA
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW ENGLAND
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis - (Illness) Sat out practice Wednesday and limited Thursday but expected to play.
WR Wes Welker - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.
WR Deion Branch - (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.

NEW ORLEANS
RB Mark Ingram - (Toe) Didn't practice Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Ahmad Bradshaw - (Foot) Limited in practice Wednesday and didn't go on Thursday but expected to play.
WR Mario Manningham - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
TE Jake Ballard - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

NEW YORK JETS
QB Mark Sanchez - (Neck) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.
RB Shonn Greene - (Ribs) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.
WR Santonio Holmes - (Hip) Added to the report after being limited in practice Thursday but expected to play.
WR Plaxico Burress - (Illness) Sat out practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and expected to play.

OAKLAND
QB Jason Campbell - (Collarbone) Not expected to play again this season (out).
RB Darren McFadden - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and not expected to play. Michael Bush will fill in.
RB Michael Bush - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.
WR Jacoby Ford - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and not expected to play.
WR Louis Murphy- (Groin) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.
WR Denarius Moore - (Foot) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.
WR Chaz Schilens - (Hip) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.

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

PITTSBURGH
QB Ben Roethlisberger
- (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Emmanuel Sanders - (Foot) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.

ST. LOIUS
QB Sam Bradford - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and not expected to start.
WR Brandon Lloyd - (Illness) Practiced fully Wednesday and removed from the report Thursday.

SAN DIEGO
WR Vincent Jackson - (Groin) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but expected to play.

SAN FRANCISCO
WR Braylon Edwards - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Ted Ginn - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday and his playing status is uncertain.

SEATTLE
QB Tarvaris Jackson - (Pectoral) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to start.
WR Doug Baldwin - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but didn't go in Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
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 Wednesday and Thursday and expected to start.
WR Arrelious Benn - (Concussion) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.

TENNESSEE
RB Chris Johnson - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.
WR Nate Washington - (Ankle) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.

WASHINGTON
RB Roy Helu - (Toe, Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.


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