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Player Practice & Playing Status Report - Week 16
Whitney Walters
December 25, 2009 @ 10:44pm ET
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This 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.

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

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

BALTIMORE
WR Mark Clayton - (Knee) Limited in practice all week and is a game-time decision.
WR Kelly Washington - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but participated fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Todd Heap - (Chest) Limited in practice Wednesday but participated fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

BUFFALO
QB Trent Edwards - (Ankle) Has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - (Ankle) Didn't practice this week and not expected to play. 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 practiced fully Friday and expected to start.
RB Jonathan Stewart - (Achilles) Didn't practice Wednesday as usual but did Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
RB DeAngelo Williams - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.

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

CINCINNATI
No injuries of fantasy note.

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 all week and expected to play.
PK Phil Dawson - (Hamstring) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DALLAS
No injuries of fantasy note.

DENVER
RB Correll Buckhalter - (Ankle) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Eddie Royal - (Neck) Out this week. Jabar Gaffney and Brandon Stokley will fill in.

DETROIT
QB Matthew Stafford - (Non-Throwing Shoulder) Out for the rest of the season. Drew Stanton will start.
WR Calvin Johnson - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Dennis Northcutt - (Groin) Limited in practice all week 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 Friday and expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
QB Peyton Manning - (Glute) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Joseph Addai - (Knee) - Practiced fully Wednesday, sat out Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
RB Donald Brown - (Chest) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Mike Hart - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
RB Chad Simpson - (Chest) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Pierre Garcon - (Hand) - Out this week. Austin Collie and Hank Baskett will fill in.
WR Anthony Gonzalez - (Knee) Placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season.
WR Reggie Wayne - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
PK Adam Vinatieri - (Knee) Practiced fully all week but is a game-time decision. Matt Stover will continue to kick if Vinatieri is 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 Friday and expected to start.
RB Fred Taylor - (Ankle) Practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Sam Aiken - (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but practiced fully Friday and expected to play.
TE Ben Watson - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

NEW ORLEANS
RB Reggie Bush - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week expected to play.
WR Lance Moore - (Ankle) Out this week. Robert Meachem is back in the starting lineup.
TE Jeremy Shockey - (Hamstring) Limited in practice all week and is a game-time decision.

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

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

OAKLAND
QB Charlie Frye - (Concussion) Practiced fully and expected to start.
QB Bruce Gradkowski - (Knees) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
RB Justin Fargas - (Knee) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey - (Foot) Remains out. Johnnie Lee Higgins continues to fill in.
TE Zach Miller - (Concussion) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

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

PITTSBURGH
RB Rashard Mendenhall - (Hip) Limited in practice Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
RB Willie Parker - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Hines Ward - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Mike Wallace - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and Friday 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 all week 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) Out this week. Ricky Schmitt has been signed to kick.

SEATTLE
RB Julius Jones - (Ribs) Didn't practice Wednesday but did fully Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Nate Burleson - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Deion Branch will continue to fill in if needed.

TAMPA BAY
RB Derrick Ward - (Knee) Limited in practice Friday and is a game-time decision.
WR Michael Clayton
- (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Antonio Bryant - (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but practiced fully Friday and expected to play.
TE Kellen Winslow - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but practiced fully Thursday and Friday 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 all week and not expected to play.

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