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Michael Floyd WR - ARZ Floyd (ankle) was limited in practice Th...
Floyd (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: Floyd's activity level was bumped up from Wednesday's drills, which forecasts nicely his status for Sunday's tilt in Tennessee. His availability should receive clarification as the weekend draws to a close.By Rotowire.com
Calvin Johnson WR - DET Johnson (knee) was limited in Thursday's...
Johnson (knee) was limited in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Johnson's week of preparation generally kicks off with either an absent or capped practice, the latter of which he took on Thursday. When combined with the extra day off afforded the Lions, who play the Ravens on Monday, the stud wideout doesn't appear to be in danger of sitting out in Week 15. If he takes the field, the matchup will be a friendly one, as Baltimore's defense has given up two wideout scores in each of the last two contests.By Rotowire.com
Eddie Lacy RB - GB Lacy (ankle) didn't practice for a secon...
Lacy (ankle) didn't practice for a second day in a row Thursday. Afterward, coach Mike McCarthy relayed that Lacy will be evaluated by the team's medical staff on Friday morning, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Because McCarthy continues to hear good things about Lacy's recovery from the right ankle injury sustained in Week 14, he feels good about Lacy's prospects of taking the practice field following the aforementioned examination. The running back's practice participation could forecast his eventual workload, but if Lacy is at all hampered, James Starks is ready and waiting for increased touches Sunday at Dallas.By Rotowire.com
Aaron Rodgers QB - GB Rodgers (collarbone) was limited in prac...
Rodgers (collarbone) was limited in practice Thursday, when he was able to increase his workload over Wednesday's drills, Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impacts: Coach Mike McCarthy said that Rodgers hasn't received clearance to play in a game, as he undergoes medical evaluations on just Wednesday and Friday on a weekly basis, Paul Imig of FOX Sports Wisconsin reports. However, he took some of the first-team reps away from Matt Flynn for a second consecutive day, including handoff drills with his left hand, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports, a further sign that Rodgers is drawing close to a return. In the end, though, Flynn is looking more and more likely to hold onto the starting QB gig for yet another week.By Rotowire.com
Jordan Reed TE - WAS Reed (concussion) was again absent from...
Reed (concussion) was again absent from practice Thursday, Chris Russell of ESPN Radio 980 reports.
Impacts: In the week of practice leading into the past two contests, for which Reed was deemed inactive, he has fit in at least a limited showing in drills, which has yet to come to fruition this week. He still resides in the league's protocol for head injuries and has displayed no sign that he'll be able to suit up Sunday in Atlanta. If he remains sidelined, Logan Paulsen will be the primary beneficiary in a passing game led by Kirk Cousins, who is starting at QB for Robert Griffin in the final three games of the year.By Rotowire.com
Cecil Shorts WR - JAC Coach Gus Bradley indicated Thursday tha...
Coach Gus Bradley indicated Thursday that a decision on Shorts' (groin) status for Sunday's game against the Bills could go up to game-time.
Impacts: The Jags kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday, which is a break for Shorts' owners, but he is not a lock to play this week after having played through his groin issue since Week 10. If Shorts is unable to go -- or limited at all Sunday -- then Ace Sanders and Mike Brown would presumably be in line for added looks in the team's offense.By Rotowire.com
Maurice Jones-Drew RB - JAC Coach Gus Bradley indicated Thursday tha...
Coach Gus Bradley indicated Thursday that a decision on Jones-Drew's (hamstring) status for Sunday's game against the Bills could go up to game-time.
Impacts: It's possible that Jones-Drew's Week 15 prospects could tilt in either direction on Friday, but at this stage a questionable designation and game-time decision appear to be in the cards for the running back. Fortunately for MJD owners, the Jags kick off this week at 1:00 ET. In the event that Jones-Drew can't go Sunday, then Jordan Todman would be in line to start, with Denard Robinson also in the mix for carries.By Rotowire.com
Josh McCown QB - CHI McCown will return to backup duty, after...
McCown will return to backup duty, after coach Marc Trestman named Jay Cutler (ankle) the starting quarterback for Sunday's game in Cleveland, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impacts: Thus comes to a close McCown's overly impressive stint as the Bears' starting quarterback. It remains to be seen if he'll fill in for Cutler, if he at all falters, but McCown's relevance has taken a massive hit, making him difficult to roster with the fantasy playoffs in full force.By Rotowire.com
Jay Cutler QB - CHI Cutler (ankle) will start at quarterbac...
Cutler (ankle) will start at quarterback in Sunday's game at Cleveland.
Impacts: After practicing fully, coach Marc Trestman put any doubts to rest by naming Cutler the starter over Josh McCown, who has played admirably in his absence. In six of the eight games in which he's played this season, Cutler racked up at least 250 yards passing, while throwing multiple touchdowns on five occasions. Thus, he could prosper against a Browns defense that has allowed two-plus passing touchdowns in eight consecutive games.By Rotowire.com
Vincent Jackson WR - TB Jackson (hamstring) was limited in Thurs...
Jackson (hamstring) was limited in Thursday's practice, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Impacts: After Wednesday's lack of activity, Jackson's participation level, albeit curbed, is an encouraging sign for his availability in Week 15. However, the final injury report of the week should shed light in his potential workload for Sunday's game against the 49ers.By Rotowire.com
Reggie Bush RB - DET Bush (calf) said that he will practice F...
Bush (calf) said that he will practice Friday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Bush, who encouragingly noted that he sat out Thursday's practice for precautionary reasons, has indicated that he expects to play Monday against the Ravens, but given that he suffered a late setback this past weekend, his Week 15 availability can't be taken for granted just yet.By Rotowire.com
Cecil Shorts WR - JAC Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union...
Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union suggests that Shorts (groin) is a question mark for Sunday's game against the Bills after missing practice again on Thursday.
Impacts: With Shorts' groin injury -- which has made him a regular on the Jags' injury report of late -- evidently flaring up, what he is able to do, or not do, at practice Friday will be telling with regard to the wideout's Week 15 status.By Rotowire.com
Janoris Jenkins CB - STL Jenkins (back) did not practice Wednesda...
Jenkins (back) did not practice Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impacts: Jenkins nearly had a touchdown last Sunday, but his fumble recovery was nullified by a premature whistle. His season has been getting better as of late, but this injury can't help. He's hoping to practice Thursday or Friday.By Rotowire.com
Vincent Jackson WR - TB Jackson (hamstring) didn't practice Wedn...
Jackson (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.
Impacts: Jackson's bout with a hamstring concern continues, as he fit in very little activity in drills. In the last four games, he's been fairly consistent, though, posting at least 60 yards receiving in each one en route to 18 receptions (on 27 targets) for 371 yards and two touchdowns. Owners should monitor his progress through the injury as the weekend draws near.By Rotowire.com
Michael Crabtree WR - SF Crabtree (ankle) was limited in practice...
Crabtree (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday.
Impacts: Crabtree has seen moderate use in his first two games of the season, recording six receptions (on 12 targets) for 108 yards. His eight targets Sunday against the Seahawks matched Anquan Boldin for the team-high, while Vernon Davis received just three. The trio figures to open things up for the others, but the likelihood of each being a hit-or-miss option increases with all three healthy. Meanwhile, because the ankle injury is a new one for Crabtree, keep a watchful eye on his practice participation as the weekend draws closer.By Rotowire.com
Adrian Peterson RB - MIN Neither Peterson (mid-foot sprain) or To...
Neither Peterson (mid-foot sprain) or Toby Gerhart were able to practice on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Meanwhile, coach Leslie Frazier indicated that both backs would likely sit out practice until Friday, with Frazier suggesting that he was more optimistic about Gerhart than Peterson at this stage. "If it seems to be a problem, we'll err on the side of caution with him for sure. So we'll see how he does," Frazier said of the still very iffy (for Week 15) Peterson on Wednesday.By Rotowire.com
Frank Gore RB - SF Gore (ankle) was a limited participant i...
Gore (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.
Impacts: Gore once again lands on the injury report as a result of his ankle concern, which seemed to be bothering him near the end of the 49ers' win Sunday versus their primary rival, the Seahawks. Still, he reached the 100-yard threshold on the ground for the third time this season, carrying the rock 17 times for 110 yards, including a 51-yard dash that helped set up the game-winning field goal. As the weekend approaches, his status for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay should be clarified.By Rotowire.com
Marshawn Lynch RB - SEA Lynch (shoulder) didn't participate in p...
Lynch (shoulder) didn't participate in practice Wednesday.
Impacts: Previously, Lynch has missed practice, or had his reps capped, by knee, hip, and non-injury issues this season. The aforementioned concerns haven't stopped him from taking the field in all 13 of the Seahawks' tilts, including this past Sunday, when an 11-yard touchdown run marked his fifth touchdown in the last four contests. Expect Lynch to take the same route as always, culminating in active status Sunday at the Giants.By Rotowire.com
Lamar Miller RB - MIA Miller (concussion) practiced in full on...
Miller (concussion) practiced in full on Wednesday, the Dolphins' official site reports.
Impacts: Miller continues to trend in the right direction in advance of Sunday's game against the Patriots, though the re-emergence of Daniel Thomas suggests that the Dolphins could turn to a backfield committee in Week 15, assuming Miller avoids any setbacks.By Rotowire.com
John Carlson TE - MIN Carlson (concussion) did not practice We...
Carlson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN's Ben Goessling reports.
Impacts: Carlson hasn't been cleared to resume practicing yet after suffering the head injury in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. It's uncertain at this point if he'll make enough progress to play this week, a scenario that would leave Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison as the Vikings' tight ends.By Rotowire.com
Rashad Jennings RB - OAK Jennings (concussion) practiced fully W...
Jennings (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.
Impacts: Jennings remains on track to play Sunday against the Chiefs, barring any setbacks, which is more than can be said about teammate Darren McFadden, who continues to miss practice.By Rotowire.com
Jordan Reed TE - WAS Reed (concussion) didn't practice Wednes...
Reed (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Zac Boyer of the Washington Times reports.
Impacts: During Reed's concussion saga, he's missed two games, despite limited showings in practice prior to each one. Lingering headaches are to blame, and due to the league's awareness of the issue, he'll continue to sit until all symptoms have waned. In the meantime, Logan Paulsen has been the tight end of note in Washington, posting touchdowns in back-to-back outings.By Rotowire.com
Delanie Walker TE - TEN Walker (concussion) practiced fully Wed...
Walker (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.
Impacts: Walker's full practice participation, coupled with the Titans' recent release of fellow tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, supports the notion put forth Monday by coach Mike Munchak that Walker is expected to return to action this weekend against a Cards' squad that has had trouble stopping tight ends this season. With his solid Sunday matchup in mind, Walker is worth snagging off the waiver wire if his inactive status in Week 14 led to him being let go in your league.By Rotowire.com
Carson Palmer QB - ARZ Palmer (elbow) was limited in Wednesday'...
Palmer (elbow) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: Palmer's sore elbow didn't hinder him too much in Week 13, as he displayed pin-point accuracy by completing 27-of-32 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown. In order to avoid aggravating the injury, he'll likely have his reps capped during the week, but barring any setbacks, he'll take the field Sunday at Tennessee.By Rotowire.com
Andre Ellington RB - ARZ Ellington (knee) was a limited practice...
Ellington (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: Held out in Week 13 due to a knee injury, Ellington returned to the fold this past Sunday and found the end zone immediately among his 11 carries and two receptions. Until the ailment diminishes, he'll likely be held in check during drills in order to save him for game day. As the week rolls on, his status for Sunday's contest in Tennessee should receive clarification.By Rotowire.com
Lavon Brazill WR - IND Brazill (foot) did not practice Wednesd...
Brazill (foot) did not practice Wednesday.
Impacts: We'll track Brazill's status as the week rolls along, but so far there has been nothing to suggest that the wideout's status for Sunday's game against the Texans is in any peril.By Rotowire.com
Maurice Jones-Drew RB - JAC Jones-Drew (hamstring) will be listed as...
Jones-Drew (hamstring) will be listed as questionable this week and isn't expected to practice until Friday, the Jaguars' official site reports. "We've decided to wait until Friday to test (the hamstring) out," Jones-Drew indicated Wednesday.
Impacts: Jones-Drew -- who expressed cautious optimism Wednesday with regard to his Week 15 status -- added that he could even wait until Saturday to test out his balky hamstring. Either way, his status for Sunday's game against the Bills is uncertain at this stage, with Jordan Todman (shoulder, limited) and Denard Robinson next in line for carries in the event that MJD is out or limited this weekend.By Rotowire.com
Tony Gonzalez TE - ATL Gonzalez (toe) was limited in practice W...
Gonzalez (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Although he was missing during the media portion of drills, Gonzalez was able to fit in some activity, repeating his workload from a week ago. He's been active in all four games since suffering an injured toe, recording 18 receptions (on 28 targets) for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Owners should feel safe that he'll suit up again Sunday against the Redskins, barring a setback.By Rotowire.com
Cecil Shorts WR - JAC Shorts did not practice Wednesday due to...
Shorts did not practice Wednesday due to a groin injury, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impacts: This has been nagging Shorts for weeks yet he's continued to play. That said, Shorts is usually practicing on a limited basis at this stage of the workweek, so even though there might not be cause for alarm just yet, we'll certainly check back on him Thursday and Friday.By Rotowire.com
Roddy White WR - ATL White (knee) practiced in a limited capa...
White (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: White has avoided the injury report before each of the Falcons' three previous contests, totaling 20 receptions (on 26 targets) for 241 yards during that stretch. Because he was able to take part in some drills, his prospects for Sunday's game against the Redskins appear positive. However, owners should watch his practice participation as the weekend draws near.By Rotowire.com
Tavon Austin WR - STL Austin (ankle) didn't take part in pract...
Austin (ankle) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impacts: Austin's speed was on display in Week 14, as he turned one of his two touches into a 56-yard run. However, he emerged from the contest with an injured ankle, the severity of which is unknown at this time. As the week goes on, owners should keep an eye on his progress, or lack thereof, in order to determine his availability for Sunday's game versus the Saints.By Rotowire.com
Percy Harvin WR - SEA Harvin (hip) won't participate in practi...
Harvin (hip) won't participate in practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports.
Impacts: In an attempt to relieve discomfort in his left hip, Harvin underwent a procedure two weeks ago that included a number of injections. There is no distinct timetable for a return, but because the Seahawks are in line for a lengthy playoff run, he'll likely have to exhibit full health before clearance is given.By Rotowire.com
Kirk Cousins QB - WAS Cousins worked with the Redskins' starti...
Cousins worked with the Redskins' starting offense during the media access portion of Wednesday's practice, the Washington Post reports.
Impacts: Meanwhile, previous starting quarterback Robert Griffin confirmed Wednesday that coach Mike Shanahan has decided to shut him down for the Redskins' last three games, which sets the stage for Cousins to continue to helm the team's offense down the stretch.By Rotowire.com
Wes Welker WR - DEN Welker (concussion) has been ruled out...
Welker (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Chargers.
Impacts: Welker's confirmed absence helps ensure that wideouts Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker will see their share of Week 15 targets, while tight ends Julius Thomas and Jacob Tamme could also see added looks from QB Peyton Manning on Thursday.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Griffin confirmed Wednesday that coach M...
Griffin confirmed Wednesday that coach Mike Shanahan has decided to shut him down for the last three games of the season, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: As a result, the Redskins plan to start Kirk Cousins at quarterback down the stretch. At 3-10, coach Mike Shanahan indicated that he elected shut down Griffin in order to make sure that the team's franchise QB is healthy heading into the offseason. Assuming no unexpected short-term developments, it looks like the next regular season action Griffin will see is in Week 1 of the 2014 campaign.By Rotowire.com
Michael Floyd WR - ARZ Floyd (ankle) won't participate in Wedne...
Floyd (ankle) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: Floyd's ailing ankle held him in check in Week 14, when he caught just two of five targets for 26 yards. As a result, Floyd will be absent from Wednesday's drills for a second consecutive week, but subsequent practice sessions will provide a better inkling of his availability Sunday at Tennessee.By Rotowire.com
Eddie Lacy RB - GB Lacy (ankle), who didn't practice Wednes...
Lacy (ankle), who didn't practice Wednesday, will continue his rehab Thursday, before attempting to practice Friday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: An injured right ankle is keeping Lacy out of practice and seems to be threatening his Week 15 availability. Friday's injury report could shed some light on the situation, but owners may want to throw a speculative dart in James Starks' direction, if Lacy isn't able to take the field Sunday in Dallas.By Rotowire.com
Jay Cutler QB - CHI Cutler (ankle) will participate in Wedne...
Cutler (ankle) will participate in Wednesday's walkthrough practice, after which his status for Sunday's game at Cleveland will be determined and an announcement made Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impacts: Cutler has received clearance to work at full speed, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports, which should leave his owners optimistic for Week 15. The performance of Josh McCown in his stead has been remarkable, but coach Marc Trestman has stated time and again that Cutler is the Bears' starting quarterback, when healthy. Expect clarification surrounding Cutler's status to arrive Thursday.By Rotowire.com
Eddie Lacy RB - GB Lacy (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday b...
Lacy (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday but was seen rehabbing on the side, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impacts: Lacy was tending to the right ankle injury that he suffered in Week 14, which knocked him out for a portion of the Packers' win versus the Falcons. He finished with a workman-like 20 rushes for 65 yards and a one-yard touchdown, which he supplemented with three receptions for 25 yards. Considering the eventual workload, expect to see Lacy on the practice field before the week concludes.By Rotowire.com
Reggie Bush RB - DET Bush (calf) expects to suit up Monday ni...
Bush (calf) expects to suit up Monday night against the Ravens, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Bush, who sustained his calf injury in practice last week, relayed that prior to Week 14, he had never missed a game due to a muscle pull. Luckily, he has an extra day to rest up this week, but because the Lions won't take the practice field until Thursday, owners won't have a preliminary idea of his status before that point.By Rotowire.com