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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 17
Whit Walters
December 30, 2011 @ 7:51pm 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 Shane Vereen - NEP
RB Ryan Mathews - SDC
RB Roy Helu - WAS
WR Deion Branch - NEP
WR Ted Ginn - SFO
WR Kyle Williams - SFO
WR Arrelious Benn - TBB
PK Billy Cundiff - BAL

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

ATLANTA
RB Michael Turner - (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Julio Jones - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Harry Douglas - (Groin, Shoulder) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

BALTIMORE
WR Anquan Boldin - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Not expected to play. Lee Evans fills in.
PK Billy Cundiff - (Left Calf) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.

BUFFALO
PK Dave Rayner - (Left Groin) Placed on IR, ending his season. Brandon Coutu will kick this week.

CAROLINA
WR Legedu Naanee - (Foot) Placed on IR, ending his season. Brandon LaFell will fill in.

CHICAGO
QB Jay Cutler - (Right Thumb) Finally placed on IR, ending his season. Josh McCown is expected to start.
RB Matt Forte - (Knee) Finally placed on IR, ending his season.
RB Marion Barber - (Calf) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Look for Kahlil Bell to start.
WR Devin Hester - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

CINCINNATI
WR A.J. Green - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Andre Caldwell - (Abdomine, Groin) Placed on IR, ending his season.

CLEVELAND
QB Colt McCoy - (Head) Didn't practiced all week and will not play (out). Seneca Wallace will start again.
RB Peyton Hillis - (Elbow) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Joshua Cribbs - (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Mohamed Massaquoi - (Foot) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

DALLAS
QB Tony Romo - (Right Hand) Limited in practice all week but expected to start.
RB Felix Jones - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Laurent Robinson - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DENVER
No injuries of fantasy note.

DETROIT
RB Kevin Smith - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Calvin Johnson - (Achilles) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.

GREEN BAY
RB James Starks - (Knee, Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Greg Jennings - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). James Jones will keep filling in.
TE Jermichael Finley - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

HOUSTON
QB T.J. Yates - (Right Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Arian Foster - (Knee) Added to the report despite practicing fully Friday and expected to play.
WR Andre Johnson - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
TE Owen Daniels - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
QB Peyton Manning - (Neck) Will not play again this season (out). Dan Orlovski is expected to be the starter this week.
TE Dallas Clark - (Neck) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

JACKSONVILLE
RB Maurice Jones-Drew - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
RB Greg Jones - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Marcedes Lewis - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

KANSAS CITY
RB Jackie Battle - (Foot) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Thomas Jones will fill in.

MIAMI
RB Reggie Bush - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Daniel Thomas is expected to start.
RB Daniel Thomas - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Brandon Marshall - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
TE Anthony Fasano - (Head) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

MINNESOTA
QB Christian Ponder - (Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Adrian Peterson - (Knee) Placed on IR, ending his season. Toby Gerhart will take over.

NEW ENGLAND
QB Tom Brady - (Left Shoulder) - Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
RB Shane Vereen - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
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) Limited in practice Wednesday but didn't go on Thursday or Friday and will not play (out).
WR Lance Moore - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Robert Meachem should see more action.

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Ahmad Bradshaw - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.
WR Hakeem Nicks - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.
WR Mario Manningham - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
TE Jake Ballard - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

NEW YORK JETS
RB Shonn Greene - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB LaDainian Tomlinson - (Quadricep) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

OAKLAND
QB Jason Campbell - (Collarbone) Will not play again this season (out).
RB Darren McFadden - (Foot) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Michael Bush will fill in.
WR Jacoby Ford - (Foot) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Louis Murphy- (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

PHILADELPHIA
RB LeSean McCoy - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
QB Ben Roethlisberger
- (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Mewelde Moore - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Mike Wallace - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Emmanuel Sanders - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

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

SAN DIEGO
RB Ryan Mathews - (Calf) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and didn't go on Friday. Game-time decision.
RB Mike Tolbert - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
WR Vincent Jackson - (Groin) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

SAN FRANCISCO
WR Ted Ginn - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision. Brett Swain may have to fill in.
WR Kyle Williams - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.
TE Delainie Walker - (Broken Jaw) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

SEATTLE
QB Tarvais Jackson - (Pectoral) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Ben Obomanu
- (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

TAMPA BAY
WR Arrelious Benn - (Neck) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision. Dezmon Brisco may fill in.

TENNESSEE
RB Chris Johnson - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

WASHINGTON
RB Roy Helu - (Toe, Knee) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Donte' Stallworth - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.


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