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What you need to know about Friday's injury report

Kelvin Benjamin returned to practice after missing the previous two days due to a concussion.

According to multiplebeatreporters, the rookie receiver wore his helmet and took part in all the pass-catching drills with the rest of his position group during the portion of practice open to the media. Benjamin was a full participant in Friday's practice.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin is still in the concussion protocol and while he's encouraged by the progress the rookie has made, his status for Sunday ultimately remains in the hands of team doctors. The Panthers listed Benjamin as questionable for their game against the Green Bay Packers

The rookie pass-catcher has been Cam Newton's best target this season. Having him on the field provides Carolina with a completely different dimension, given his ability to stretch defenses and high-point a pass. 

Here is some of the latest injury news we're following on Friday:

  1. Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson (high ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Sunday's showdown with the New Orleans Saints, while tight end Eric Ebron (hamstrnig) is doubtful.
  1. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (foot) did not practice Friday, and his status for Sunday's game against the Colts is doubtful. The Bengals also were without linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring). Marvin Lewis said it looks like Cincinnati will be without Maualuga for a couple weeks, per ESPN.
  1. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday that linebacker Patrick Willis is in a walking boot and is out Sunday. Willis said he expects to return for San Francisco's first game after the bye week.

Guard Mike Iupati (concussion) is also out. Cornerbacks Tramaine Brock (toe) and Chris Culliver (shoulder) are questionable, as are offensive tackle Anthony Davis (knee/ankle) and defensive back Jimmie Ward (quadricep).

  1. Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday. This will be his fourth straight game missed due to the injury.
  1. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is not with the team Friday after undergoing a minor procedure. He is set to return Saturday.

Minnesota linebacker Chad Greenway (hand/rib) and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (elbow/ankle) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills.

  1. Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that defensive end Jadeveon Clowney practiced for the first time since Sept. 5 and will be a game-time decisionSunday.
  1. A slew of Seattle Seahawks will miss Week 7's action: tight end Zach Miller (ankle), linebacker Bobby Wagner (toe), center Max Unger (foot) and cornerback Byron Maxwell (calf).
  1. For the Packers, cornerback Sam Shields (knee) and defensive end Datone Jones (ankle) are out, while CB Tramon Williams (ankle) is questionable.
  1. Rivera said Friday that running back Jonathan Stewartwill start. Running back Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) is doubtful for Sunday, and backfield mate Darrin Reaves (calf) is listed as questionable,
  1. Redskins cornerback David Amerson (concussion) was full go in practice Friday and told reporters he's cleared to play. Amerson and fellow defensive back Ryan Clark (ankle) are listed as questionable for Sunday.

Offensive tackle Trent Williams (knee) is probable.

  1. Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) is officially out for Sunday's game against Minnesota. Safety Aaron Williams (wrist/neck), defensive tackle Kyle Williams (knee) and linebacker Brandon Spikes (ribs) are all listed as probable.
  1. Chiefs safety Eric Berry missed his second straight day of practice with an ankle injury and is out for Sunday. Cornerback Chris Owens (concussion) was also ruled out. Running back Cyrus Grayreturned with a cast on his left hand.
  1. Jaguars tailback Toby Gerhart has been ruled out with a foot injury. 
  1. Titans running back Shonn Greeneis doubtful for Sunday's game against the Redskins with a hamstring injury. Quarterback Jake Locker is improving, according to coach Ken Whisenhunt, but is listed as questionable.
  1. Bears safety Chris Conte (shoulder) and linebacker Lance Briggs (ribs) are officially out for Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
  1. Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck (knee) returned to practice Friday.
  1. Giants linebacker Jon Beason (foot, toe) practiced all week and is probable. Defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (knee) was a limited participant Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
  1. On Dallas' side, Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray, Rolando McClain and Tyron Smith are all probable for Sunday.
  1. A trio of important offensive Dolphins players -- Ryan Tannehill (ankle), Lamar Miller (knee) and Branden Albert (elbow) -- are all probable and will play against the Bears.
  1. The Saints' Jimmy Graham is questionable for Week 7. The tight end, who is dealing with a sprained shoulder, returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday.
  1. Chargers running back Donald Brown has been ruled out with a concussion.
  1. Carson Palmer was full go in the Cardinals' Friday practice and is listed as probable for the team's matchup against the Raiders. Meanwhile, Calais Campbell has been ruled out as he deals with an MCL sprain

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