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Mid-Week Injury & Practice Report - Week 16

Whitney Walters
December 24, 2009 @ 7:54pm ET

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This mid-week injury & practice 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 that teams playing on Monday night don't release injury reports until after Thursday practice and teams in the west often report their injuries late.

ARIZONA
WR Larry Fitzgerald - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.
PK Neil Rackers - (Groin) Not expected to to practice or play. Backup Mike Nugent would kick if Rackers can't go.

ATLANTA
QB Matt Ryan - (Toe) Didn't practice Wednesday and was limited Thursday but expected to start.
RB Michael Turner - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and not expected to play.

BALTIMORE
WR Mark Clayton - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Kelly Washington - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but participated fully Thursday and expected to play.
TE Todd Heap - (Chest) Limited in practice Wednesday but participated fully Thursday and expected to play.

BUFFALO
QB Trent Edwards - (Ankle) Has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - (Ankle) Not expected to practice or play this week. Brian Brohm is expected to start.

CAROLINA
QB Jake Delhomme
- (Right Finger) Placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season. Matt Moore will start.
QB Matt Moore - (Right Shoulder) Practiced fully Wednesday, was limited Thursday but expected to start.
RB Jonathan Stewart - (Achilles) Didn't practice Wednesday as usual but did Thursday and expected to play.
RB DeAngelo Williams - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

CHICAGO
WR Devin Hester - (Calf) Limited in practice Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
TE Desmond Clark - (Illness) Practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.

CINCINNATI
RB Bernard Scott - (Toe) Inactive last week but not listed on this week's team injury report.

CLEVELAND
QB Brady Quinn - (Foot) Has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season. Derek Anderson will be the starter.
RB Chris Jennings - (Shoulder) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.
PK Phil Dawson - (Hamstring) Practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.

DALLAS
No injuries of fantasy note.

DENVER
RB Correll Buckhalter - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Eddie Royal - (Neck) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

DETROIT
QB Matthew Stafford - (Non-Throwing Shoulder) Placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season. Drew Stanton will start Sunday.
WR Calvin Johnson - (Knee) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.
WR Dennis Northcutt - (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.

GREEN BAY
No injuries of fantasy note.

HOUSTON
TE Joel Dreessen - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday but participated fully Thursday and expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
QB Peyton Manning - (Glute) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to start.
RB Joseph Addai - (Knee) - Practiced fully Wednesday, sat out Thursday but expected to play.
RB Donald Brown - (Chest) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday but and his playing status is uncertain.
RB Mike Hart - (Ankle) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday but and his playing status is uncertain.
RB Chad Simpson - (Chest) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday but and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Pierre Garcon - (Hand) - Limited in practice Wednesday and didn't practice Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.
WR Anthony Gonzalez - (Knee) Placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season.
WR Reggie Wayne - (Foot) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.
PK Adam Vinatieri - (Knee) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday but and his playing status is uncertain. Matt Stover will continue to kick if Vinatieri remains out.

JACKSONVILLE
No injuries of fantasy note.

KANSAS CITY
No injuries of fantasy note.

MIAMI
No injuries of fantasy note.

MINNESOTA
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW ENGLAND
QB Tom Brady - (Right Shoulder, Finger, Ribs) Didn't practice Wednesday as has been the case the past two weeks, but practiced fully Thursday and expected to start.
RB Fred Taylor - (Ankle) Inactive last week but practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday. His playing status is uncertain.
WR Sam Aiken - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.
TE Ben Watson - (Knee) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.

NEW ORLEANS
RB Reggie Bush - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Lance Moore - (Ankle) Didn't practiced Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
TE Jeremy Shockey - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.

NEW YORK GIANTS
QB Eli Manning - (Foot) Expected to practiced fully this week and start.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw - (Ankle, Foot) Didn't practice Thursday but expected to play.
WR Hakeem Nicks - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday but expected to play.
PK Lawrence Tynes - (Hamstring) Practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.

NEW YORK JETS
QB Mark Sanchez - (Knee) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to start.
WR Braylon Edwards - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday but did fully Thursday and expected to play.

OAKLAND
QB Charlie Frye - (Concussion) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday but his playing status is uncertain. If cleared to play he will start.
QB Bruce Gradkowski - (Knees) Inactive last week and not expected to practice or play.
RB Justin Fargas - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey - (Foot) Inactive last week and not expected to practice or play. Johnnie Lee Higgins continues to fill in.
TE Zach Miller - (Concussion) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. His playing status is uncertain. Tony Stewart will continue to fill in if needed.

PHILADELPHIA
QB Michael Vick - (Quadricep) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and not expected to play.
RB Brian Westbrook - (Concussion) Westbrook has been cleared to play and practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday. He's expected to play this weekend but LeSean McCoy will likely remain the starter.
WR Kevin Curtis - (Knee) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.
WR Jeremy Maclin - (Foot) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and expected to play.

PITTSBURGH
RB Rashard Mendenhall - (Hip) Limited in practice Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.
RB Willie Parker - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.
WR Hines Ward - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.
WR Mike Wallace - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.
WR Limas Sweed - (Illness) Sweed is expected to miss the rest of the season due to an undisclosed illness.

ST. LOUIS
QB Marc Bulger - (Knee) Expected to miss the rest of the season. The starter (Keith Null or Kyle Boller) is not determined.
RB Steven Jackson - (Back) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday as has been the case for the past month, but is expected to play.

SAN DIEGO
No injuries of fantasy note.

SAN FRANCISCO
RB Glen Coffee - (Hamstring) Expected to miss the rest of the season.
WR Isaac Bruce - (Ankle) Expected to miss the rest of the season.
PK Joe Nedney - (Hamstring) Declared out. Ricky Schmitt has been signed to kick.

SEATTLE
RB Julius Jones - (Ribs) Didn't practice Wednesday but did fully Thursday and expected to play.
WR Nate Burleson - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain. Deion Branch will continue to fill in if needed.

TAMPA BAY
WR Michael Clayton - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and expected to play.
WR Antonio Bryant - (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but expected to play.
TE Kellen Winslow - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.

TENNESSEE
WR Nate Washington - (Ankle) Limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and expected to play.

WASHINGTON
WR Devin Thomas - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his playing status is uncertain.

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