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Week 16 injury report: RG3 probable; Gronkowski out

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1. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski reportedly will miss another game because of his forearm injury. He's officially questionable, though. Maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars have a chance!

2. Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is out again. Maybe the Jaguars don't have a chance this week at home.

3. Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (knee) is listed as probable to face the Philadelphia Eagles after practicing all week. Clearly, he's ready to start.

4. Eagles stars LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick are probable as they return from concussions. McCoy will start at running back, but his snaps will be split with Bryce Brown. Vick will be the Eagles' No. 3 quarterback when they take on the Redskins, even if he still sees himself as a starter.

5. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring) missed practice again. He'll miss another game, too. Running back Alex Green is listed as questionable, but he isn't expected to play against the Tennessee Titans after missing practice all week following a concussion.

6. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess (back) is out again. Fellow wide receiver Brian Hartline (back) returned to practice Friday and is questionable to face the Buffalo Bills.

7. New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) returned to practice Friday, but he was limited. He's questionable to face the Baltimore Ravens. The Giants should also get safety Kenny Phillips (knee, questionable) and cornerback Prince Amukamura (hamstring) back on the field. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee) is probable. Justin Tuck (shoulder, questionable) didn't practice all week.

8. Denver Broncos guard Chris Kuper (ankle) isn't expected to play against the Cleveland Browns after not practicing all week.



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9. The Chicago Bears will be without linebacker Brian Urlacher (knee) and defensive tackle Henry Melton (doubtful, chest) against the Arizona Cardinals. Still, the Bears are getting healthier. Cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder, questionable) and wide receiver Earl Bennett (concussion) might be back.

10. The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to be without cornerback Ike Taylor and offensive tackle Mike Adams because of ankle injuries. Taylor is out; Adams is doubtful to play against the Cincinnati Bengals.

11. The Houston Texans will get pass rusher Brooks Reed (ankle) back in the mix against the Minnesota Vikings . He's probable. The entire team except safety Alan Ball (foot) should be available.

12. Ravens safety Bernard Pollard (chest) is doubtful for Sunday night's game against the Giants. Wide receiver Torrey Smith (concussion) returned to practice and looks likely to play. The same is true for guard Marshall Yanda (ankle.) The Ravens have until Saturday to activate linebacker Ray Lewis from injured reserve, and one report says he's expected to play.

13. Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (ankle) returned for a limited practice Friday. He's questionable to play against the Oakland Raiders.

14. The New York Jets list quarterback Mark Sanchez as probable with a back injury. Perhaps they're setting up an excuse to make him the No. 3 quarterback against the San Diego Chargers. Not that they really need an excuse past "butt fumble." Tight end Dustin Keller (ankle) is doubtful for the Jets.

15. Originally listed as doubtful on the official injury report, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith (elbow) actually is questionable to play against the Seattle Seahawks, coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday. We don't know what that means either.

16. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll calls wide receiver Sidney Rice (questionable, knee) a game-time decision. He's cautiously expected to play. So is cornerback Richard Sherman. His suspension appeal was heard Friday.

17. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (knee) is questionable for Saturday night's game against the Detroit Lions, but he's fully expected to play.

18. Vikings cornerback Chris Cook will play against the Texans after missing six games because of a broken arm, coach Leslie Frazier said, via The Associated Press. Cook is looking to finish the season healthy after also missing significant time with a knee injury in 2011.

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