While coach Gus Bradley initially ruled him as day-to-day, Yeldon made little progress after not practicing all week.
Yeldon's absence will likely be felt, but won't be critical to Jacksonville's hopes of winning this week. The Falcons have given up 158 and 95 yards on the ground to Adrian Peterson and Doug Martin, respectively, in recent weeks and are in a complete tailspin. The dropoff from Yeldon isn't that mighty either. In fact, Denard Robinson outrushed Yeldon last week, 75 to 62.
Here are some other injuries we're tracking on Friday:
- Both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski did not practice for the Patriots on Friday. Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Gronk wasn't there due to a personal issue that won't affect his status for Sunday's game against the Titans. Brady, meanwhile, sat out with an illness. Gronk is listed as probable, while his quarterback is questionable. Wideout Julian Edelman (foot) is doubtful to play this weekend.
- Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is listed as probable to play Sunday, the team announced. Olsen was sidelined with a knee injury during the Panthers' easy victory over the Falcons in Week 14, but returned to practice Thursday. Cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) is also probable, while running back Jonathan Stewart (foot) has been ruled out.
- The injury bug has bit the Vikings before their NFC North clash against the Bears. Safety Harrison Smith (knee, hamstring) and linebacker Anthony Barr (groin, hand) have been ruled out. Defensive linemen Linval Joseph (foot) and Everson Griffen (shoulder) were both limited in practice on Friday, and are listed as questionable.
While Barr and Smith will be sorely missed against Chicago, the return of Joseph to practice, and likely to the field, should be a welcome sign for Minnesota. Joseph was on pace for his most productive season before going down in Week 12.