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Quarterback

*** Saturday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF) The Bills could save $4.45 million in salary cap space if they decide to release Ryan Fitzpatrick before the second day of the 2013 NFL year which comes in March. The team is scheduled to pay a $3 million roster bonus to Ryan Fitzpatrick on that date and his salary cap number would jump to $10.45 million if he is paid the bonus.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (NYJ) is a "virtual certainty" to be part of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013 according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) said he remains capable of being a starting quarterback in the NFL and hopes to receive another opportunity in 2013. "I'm not a backup. Just being honest, just being candid. I'm a full-fledged starter," Vick said. "That's what I've got in me, that's what I provide, that's what I offer. Whatever happens, wherever I end up, they're going to get 110 percent. You're going to get the same thing out of me that you got the last two, three years and that's 110 percent effort and a guy that's confident in his abilities to play and win ... I want to start. Yeah, I'm a starter. I'll feel that way until I start to feel like I'm becoming a problem on the team." The Eagles are 10-12 since Vick signed a $100 million contract in August 2011. He has 27 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions in that span.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) has been cleared by the medical staff and will start Sunday.

Running Back

*** Saturday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) is expected to be active for Week 16 after passing his concussion tests this week.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ray Rice (BAL) is on pace to finish with his fewest rushing and receiving yards since his rookie season. Barring a dramatic workload increase over the final two games, Rice will have his fewest carries since 2009, his first year as a starter. Rice, however, feels his lack of involvement is tied to the overall struggles of the offense. "If we execute at a high level, we execute on third down, there's no doubt in my mind that I'm coming out of the game with 18 to 25 touches," Rice said when asked about how he is used and his number of carries. "When you're getting three-and-outs, three-and-outs, three-and-outs, and then the other team is scoring, there's no time to hand the ball off to Ray Rice. That's just being honest about your touches. My touches are going to come when we execute at a high level. I'm just trying to stay effective. Obviously, I know my role on the offense hasn't changed."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) is traveling with the team for their Week 16 game. He is listed as questionable for the game. We believe he will play and start.

*** Saturday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) Although LeSean McCoy will start in the team's Week 16 game, head coach Andy Reid said he is expected to be eased back into the lineup. "I'm going to keep an eye on him. He's not going to play the whole game, every snap of the game," Reid said. "We'll monitor him as we go and see how he does." Bryce Brown could be in a heavy rotation with McCoy during the game.

Wide Receiver

*** Saturday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (CHI) Bears coaching staff is concerned Alshon Jeffery's play could be affected by three offensive pass interference penalties in Week 15. The team does not want Jeffery to change the way he plays. "The thing I'm trying to make sure of is that it doesn't destroy him from a mental standpoint," said receivers coach Darryl Drake. "He's fragile right now but that's part of it ... Are you going to sit back and sulk or are you going to do something about it? You've still got to play the game physical so you can't give in on that. You have to turn it into something positive."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (NYJ) will have athroscopic surgery next week on his left knee to repair cartilage damage suffered Dec. 2, according to his agent. Hill should be able to recover from the surgery in time to participate in the team's offseason training program.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll indicated the team wants to see how Sidney Rice runs before deciding his availability for Week 16. "He feels pretty good right now. But we've got to get to game day and run him and see how he can tolerate it. He thinks he's playing. He feels like he's going to," Carroll said.

Tight End

*** Saturday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) did not travel with the team and is out for Week 16.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Travis Beckum (NYG) is not traveling with the team for their Week 16 game and will not play.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Evan Moore (PHI) likely will be the No. 2 tight end in Week 16 despite being signed earlier this week. We're not expecting a lot of targets for Moore this week. Brent Celek returns to the lineup and should be the team's primary TE in week 16.

Kicker

Offensive Line

*** Saturday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team's medical staff has told him C Ryan Kalil (foot) should be ready for offseason workouts as well as minicamp.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Ronald Leary is not expected to be active for Week 16 despite being added to the active roster. The team added Leary to their active roster because another team was interested in signing him and they did not want to lose him.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) The Green Bay Packers announced Saturday, Dec. 22, they have added T Don Barclay (illness) to the injury report for Week 16. His status for the game is questionable.

Defensive Tackle

Defensive End

*** Saturday Update *** DE Justin Tuck (NYG) appears unlikely to play in the team's Week 16 game. Tuck is listed as questionable. Tuck, however, is traveling with the team for their Week 16 game and will be a game-time decision.

*** Saturday Update *** DE Stephen Bowen (WAS) said his range of motion is not 100 percent because of his torn biceps but he should be able to play. He said the strength in the injured biceps is improving.

Inside Linebacker

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Ray Lewis (BAL) is not expected to come off the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list before the end of the regular season. He could return for the playoffs if he is healthy enough.

Outside Linebacker

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Jameel McClain (BAL) The Ravens have placed Jameel McClain (neck) on Injured Reserve. In a corresponding move, the team signed LB Adrian Hamilton to their active roster.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB DeMarcus Ware (DAL) is far from 100 percent at this point in the season; however, he said he will be available for Week 16. Ware has been bothered by a stinger at times this season and is currently slowed by right shoulder and right elbow injuries. "I'm feeling good enough to play on Sunday, so that's good," Ware said.

Cornerback

*** Saturday Update *** CB Chris Cook (MIN) Vikings have activated Chris Cook from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. Cook will play in the team's Week 16 game. Head coach Leslie Frazier said after practice Friday, Dec. 21, that he's satisfied with Cook's progress and was in the process of determining how much to use him in the game, whether back in his starting spot or as the third cornerback in the nickel package.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Jeron Johnson (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Jeron Johnson suffered his groin injury during practice this week. Carroll said the injury is not considered serious and that Johnson has a good chance to play Week 16.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Richard Sherman (SEA) had his appeal of a four-game suspension heard Friday, Dec. 21; however, head coach Pete Carroll expects to have Sherman in the lineup for Week 16. "I'm anticipating we'll have him," Carroll said. "We know nothing else at this point." "Been a long day but very productive," Sherman wrote on his Twitter page. "I will be out there with my teammates Sunday!"

*** Saturday Update *** CB Walter Thurmond (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he expects Walter Thurmond (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 16.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Marcus Trufant (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he expects Marcus Trufant (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 16.

Safety

*** Saturday Update *** S Charles Woodson (GB) said he doesn't need to play in the team's Week 17 game to be ready for a postseason return, but he'd like to if he is cleared. Woodson has missed two months with a broken collarbone.

Also, Woodson said he plans to return for a 16th NFL season in 2013 and hopes it is with the Packers. "Until somebody tells me I'm not, this is where I plan on playing," said Woodson, who is under contract through 2014. "I haven't had that conversation. If that conversation comes around, it comes around, but as far as I know is, anything that I expect is that I'll be a Green Bay Packer. That's all I have to say about that."

*** Saturday Update *** S Roman Harper (NO) could be released this offseason if the team wants to gain some salary cap space.

General Team News

*** Saturday Update *** TM Buffalo Bills (BUF) Bills general manager Buddy Nix said the team will look to trade up in the NFL Draft to select a quarterback. "Let me say this: I think there's a time that in the era that you're in and the development of your team, there's a time when you can move up a round to take a quarterback," Nix said. "And I think the time's now for us. I mean, if a guy's there - I keep saying that, and there will be one out there - if the guy's there, then I think we'll target - as I've said before - drafting a good quarterback. We need a good, young quarterback, and we're going to do our best to get him."

*** Saturday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano may not return in 2013. Sparano's offense has lacked imagination, and he never found a way to creatively involve Tim Tebow.

*** Saturday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) The Chargers reportedly could look to hire New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their next head coach this offseason.


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Quarterback

QB Kevin Kolb (ARI) The Arizona Cardinals may decide to release Kevin Kolb following the 2012 season. Kolb has played just 15 of a possible 32 games for the team in his two seasons in the desert. "Clearly Arizona has to do something at the quarterback position, and more than likely I think they'll wipe themselves out after two years of the Kevin Kolb experiment," ESPN NFL insider John Clayton said. "I don't know if they move on Alex Smith or draft a quarterback, but they've got to do something."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) remains optimistic he will eventually sign a contract extension with the team. "This is a great organization and you're always upbeat about that," Flacco said. Flacco is expected to be named the Ravens' franchise player, barring a breakthrough in contract negotiations after the season.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF) The Bills could save $4.45 million in salary cap space if they decide to release Ryan Fitzpatrick before the second day of the 2013 NFL year which comes in March. The team is scheduled to pay a $3 million roster bonus to Ryan Fitzpatrick on that date and his salary cap number would jump to $10.45 million if he is paid the bonus.

QB Brandon Weeden (CLE) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said he never considered pulling Brandon Weeden in the team's Week 15 game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) said he believes the offense can win games in the fourth quarter, even if trailing by as many as two touchdowns. "Really, it's just we've gotten to a point where we're a mentally tough football team," Romo said. "In saying that, I believe when I step on the field in the fourth quarter, if we're within 10-14 points, we're going to find a way to win the ballgame." In the Cowboys' last six games they have been tied or trailed entering the fourth quarter. They are 5-1 in those games, averaging 15.67 fourth-quarter points.

QB Tony Romo (DAL) has reached the 4,000-yard passing mark for the fourth time in his career. No Cowboys quarterback, including former Cowboys Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, achieved that feat more than once.

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) Broncos head coach John Fox said he has no plans to rest Peyton Manning. "That has not been an option, and not something that we'll talk about," Fox said. "Right now, our main agenda is to get better and improve so we can be playing our best football in January." Fox also said he has no plans to rest any of his starters in the final two weeks of the season.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) defended his throwing mechanics by saying he does not feel like he's overusing a sidearm or three-quarter delivery. "I really don't feel like it's too much different, to tell you the truth" Stafford said. "I'm just trying to make the plays that are there ... I feel like I probably threw two balls sidearm (in Week 15) and I think both of them were complete. If that's a problem, then I don't really know what to tell you."

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) Lions head coach Jim Schwartz never thought about making a quarterback change in the team's Week 15 game. "I think [Matthew Stafford] is our best quarterback and if he's healthy enough he's going to play," Schwartz said. "I don't want to farm somebody else's land, but why didn't the Saints replace Drew Brees after four (interceptions)?"

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he does not expect Aaron Rodgers' ankle to be a major issue moving forward.

*** Friday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Andrew Luck (IND) has completed just 46 percent of his passes over the last three weeks. Luck has been guilty of overthrowing many of his receivers. "That's a fair assessment," Luck said. "I'm not setting my feet and (I'm) getting the ball up. We'll work on it and move on to next week. We'll work on it in practice and try to get better."

*** Friday Update *** QB Brady Quinn (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brady Quinn (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brady Quinn (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Brady Quinn (KC) Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said Brady Quinn injured his ribs during the team's Week 15 game. Crennel did not rule out the possibility of Ricky Stanzi starting Week 16 because of the injury.

QB Ricky Stanzi (KC) could see playing time in the final two regular season games. "There's a possibility...we'll see what (QB Brady Quinn) looks like and then we'll make some decisions and go from there," head coach Romeo Crennel said Monday, Dec. 17. Quinn is dealing with an injury to his ribs.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** QB Greg McElroy (NYJ) received every snap at quarterback in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19. Head coach Rex Ryan is also not yet ready to reveal the team's No. 2 quarterback.

QB Greg McElroy (NYJ) will start for the Jets in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend. Sanchez is expected to be the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Greg McElroy in Week 16. It's possible that the Jets will have three active quarterbacks against the San Diego Chargers.

Two sources familiar with the situation said Mark Sanchez is likely to be with the Jets next season.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) Jets will explore all options in the offseason with Mark Sanchez, including a trade. Trading Sanchez will be difficult because of an $8.25 million guarantee in 2013 in his contract. However, the Jets are taking an open-minded approach and may be willing to start over at quarterback.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) Now that they have been eliminated from the playoffs, the Jets are expected to bench Mark Sanchez for Week 16.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (NYJ) is a "virtual certainty" to be part of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013 according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

Also, the Jets plan on either trading or releasing Tim Tebow before free agency begins next March, according to a source. "Rex (Ryan) and Tony (Sparano) had no idea how to use him," the source said. The team was shocked with how poorly Tebow practiced shortly after he was acquired from the Denver Broncos. The market for Tebow this offseason is expected to be pretty thin, but Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly suggested that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels may be willing to take Tebow on if he lands a head coaching position somewhere. Tebow continues to view himself as a full-time quarterback.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Tebow reportedly will request to be traded or released after the season assuming that Greg McElroy starts the final two games. Tebow's desire to part ways with the Jets came to a head after McElroy leapfrogged him on the depth chart, according to a source.

When the Denver Broncos initially floated the idea of trading Tebow last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams, as well as the New York Jets, were interested in acquiring Tebow. The Jaguars naturally still make the most sense to look to add Tebow if the Jets release or trade him this offseason. "It only takes one team to keep his career alive, but I think everyone in a position of power knows he can't play quarterback," one NFL personnel man said.

QB Tim Tebow (NYJ) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team may find a way to incorporate Tim Tebow into the Week 16 game plan against the San Diego Chargers, according to a source. Greg McElroy will receive the start over Mark Sanchez.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (OAK) said offensive coordinator Greg Knapp told players at the start of the season his offense would take time to learn. The Raiders have struggled running the football and scoring points in 2012. "We're not going to come out and understand all the zone cuts and all the reads and have a real continuity with it up front with five guys working together," Palmer said. "He said it was going to take some time and these last couple weeks, we've really seen that progress come together and make consistent plays in the running game."

QB Terrelle Pryor (OAK) Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he's unsure how much playing time they'll give Terrelle Pryor in the final two games. Allen said that will be determined on a game-by-game basis.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) said he remains capable of being a starting quarterback in the NFL and hopes to receive another opportunity in 2013. "I'm not a backup. Just being honest, just being candid. I'm a full-fledged starter," Vick said. "That's what I've got in me, that's what I provide, that's what I offer. Whatever happens, wherever I end up, they're going to get 110 percent. You're going to get the same thing out of me that you got the last two, three years and that's 110 percent effort and a guy that's confident in his abilities to play and win ... I want to start. Yeah, I'm a starter. I'll feel that way until I start to feel like I'm becoming a problem on the team." The Eagles are 10-12 since Vick signed a $100 million contract in August 2011. He has 27 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions in that span.

*** Friday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Vick would not want to join the New York Jets if Mark Sanchez is still the starter, according to sources who have spoken with Vick. He would consider signing with the Jets, however, if he were paid more than Sanchez, making it clear that Vick was No. 1 on the depth chart. Vick believes he has another four years left in the NFL and wants to be a starter with whatever team signs him in the event he is released by the team, according to sources who have spoken with the quarterback. Sources close to Vick said he might wait to see if Oregon head coach Chip Kelly decides to take an NFL coaching job in the offseason, adding that Vick has already imagined himself playing in Kelly's fast-paced spread offense.

QB Michael Vick (PHI) said Monday, Dec. 17, his job currently is to help Nick Foles. Vick added, however, that he would like to play. "I want to get out there, I want to play, but it's not the ideal situation right now," Vick said. Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he has not decided whether Vick will be the backup quarterback or the third-string quarterback in Week 16.

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) Although Ben Roethlisberger placed blame on himself for the team's Week 15 loss, he also questioned the playcalling. When asked why Heath Miller didn't have a single pass thrown his way in the second half, Roethlisberger replied, "I just don't think we called the right plays to get him the ball." And when asked why the team didn't run more no-huddle offense in the second half, Roethlisberger acknowledged he wished they had done more. "That's tough for me to answer right now," Roethlisberger said. "The second half we didn't do much of it, and that's disappointing."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (SF) Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he believes Alex Smith deserves to start for a team in 2013, a team that appreciates his skills. If Colin Kaepernick remains as the starter for the 49ers, Smith will likely be playing elsewhere. "He comes in, he's (got a) 70 percent completion (percentage), he's (got a) 100-plus quarterback rating. Last year, he's like barely over one percent interception percentage," Rodgers said of Smith. "He's a great quarterback, he just needs to go somewhere he gets appreciated for the skills he has and hopefully he gets a chance next year."

QB Josh Freeman (TB) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano praised Josh Freeman, saying he will be fine with hard work. "Those who work hard and persevere will be fine, and Josh is one of those people," Schiano said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) has been cleared by the medical staff and will start Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday. Griffin is expected to play in Week 16. "It's going to be day by day. If there's no setbacks, doctors feel he should be ready to go," head coach Mike Shanahan said. "He had a good practice. Obviously he's not 100 percent yet. Everybody knows that." Griffin said he doesn't plan on adjusting his style of play after his injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday. Observers say he was moving around well during positional drills. Griffin said he felt no weakness or instability in his sprained right knee Wednesday, Dec. 19, and is ready to play. "I'm ready to play when they want me to play," Griffin said. "Whether it's this week, next week, four weeks. Whatever they say goes. I'll be ready.". Head coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin will start against the Philadelphia Eagles barring any setbacks.

QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Robert Griffin III will return when he gets the green light from doctors. Shanahan said Griffin will not be held back.

Running Back

*** Friday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Vonta Leach (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Vonta Leach (BAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Vonta Leach (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) is expected to be active for Week 16 after passing his concussion tests this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ray Rice (BAL) is on pace to finish with his fewest rushing and receiving yards since his rookie season. Barring a dramatic workload increase over the final two games, Rice will have his fewest carries since 2009, his first year as a starter. Rice, however, feels his lack of involvement is tied to the overall struggles of the offense. "If we execute at a high level, we execute on third down, there's no doubt in my mind that I'm coming out of the game with 18 to 25 touches," Rice said when asked about how he is used and his number of carries. "When you're getting three-and-outs, three-and-outs, three-and-outs, and then the other team is scoring, there's no time to hand the ball off to Ray Rice. That's just being honest about your touches. My touches are going to come when we execute at a high level. I'm just trying to stay effective. Obviously, I know my role on the offense hasn't changed."

RB Ray Rice (BAL) had 15 touches for 41 yards in Week 15, his first game under new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell. Rice posted season lows with 41 yards from scrimmage and a 2.7 yards per touch average. He was targeted on 18 plays (12 rushes, three receptions on five targets), none of which came on third down. The game marked the fourth time this season Rice did not touch the ball on third down. Rice said the differences between Caldwell's game plan and former coordinator Cam Cameron's were minimal. "The plays were the same," Rice said. "The playbook was the same. Same play calls. We just didn't execute."

*** Friday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) No player in NFL history has ever finished a season with 160 or more carries with a rushing average of 6.5 yards or better. C.J. Spiller has 161 carries on the season and is currently averaging 6.5 yards per carry.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Michael Bush (CHI) The Bears are considering putting Michael Bush (ribs) on Injured Reserve.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tyler Clutts (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tyler Clutts (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tyler Clutts (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB John Conner (CIN) has worked with running backs coach Jim Anderson over the past couple of days, and Conner figures to be active in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He'll also see time on special teams. "That's always the question when you get a new player in the middle of the season," Anderson said. "How fast can you get him ready?"

*** Friday Update *** RB Cedric Peerman (CIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cedric Peerman (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cedric Peerman (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday. Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said he hasn't thought about benching Richardson in the final two games of the season. Richardson is not 100% healthy but has a great nose for the endzone. The team has Montario Hardesty as the primary backup but we're not expecting him to get many carries unless Richardson is out.

RB Trent Richardson (CLE) was unhappy with the team's offensive game plan in Week 15. Richardson had 24 yards and a touchdown on his first four carries midway through the first quarter; however, he would finish with 28 yards on 11 attempts - including just two carries in the second half which failed to gain a yard. "We (were) ready for the game," Richardson said. "I think we've just got a game plan, and the game plan we had at the beginning of the game, I think we should've stuck with it. But we didn't stick with the game plan and we tried to go do some other stuff, and the outcome came in a different way." The Browns had just 15 rushes as opposed to 35 passes in a game in which they didn't fall behind by two scores until midway through the third quarter.

*** Friday Update *** RB Felix Jones (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Felix Jones (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Felix Jones (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Gronkowski (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Gronkowski (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Gronkowski (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mikel Leshoure (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mikel Leshoure (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mikel Leshoure (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Alex Green (GB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alex Green (GB) did not practice on Thursday. The feeling is getting less optimistic that he'll be able to play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Alex Green (GB) did not practice on Wednesday. Green did not participate due to a concussion according to head coach Mike McCarthy. However, McCarthy is encouraged with the progress of Green and expects him to play in Week 16. If Green can't play this week we'll see Ryan Grant and DuJuan Harris split time at the RB position. We can't recommend either as a strong fantasy play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB John Kuhn (GB) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

Starks is dealing with a bone bruise in his right knee, and head coach Mike McCarthy plans to have him back for the playoffs. "Yeah, it's a lot better," Starks said. "Just how I was bent, when you look at it, it looked a lot worse. So I just thank God for being able to possibly come back and do well. So no real, serious bad injuries." Starks hasn't been able to practice but he's been staying busy in the weight room.

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) did not practice on Thursday. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team is hopeful that James Starks can return from his knee injury in time for the playoffs.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Justin Forsett (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Justin Forsett (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Justin Forsett (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ben Tate (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ben Tate (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Delone Carter (IND) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Delone Carter (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Delone Carter (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Delone Carter (IND) will not be able to play Week 16 according to interim head coach Bruce Arians.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (JAX) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday. Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Rashad Jennings failed a concussion test and is not ready to return.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) did not practice on Thursday. Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Maurice Jones-Drew ran Thursday and will run on the field Friday, Dec. 21. Mularkey continues to say that Jones-Drew is considered questionable for Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday. Jones-Drew said he hopes to play in Week 16 if he does not suffer any setbacks during practice this week.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is considered questionable for Week 16. He said more will be known about Jones-Drew's status for the game later in the week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Greg Jones (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Greg Jones (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Greg Jones (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Jordan Todman (JAX) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) has been placed on Injured Reserve with a knee injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

Vikings QB Christian Ponder said the team is focused on reaching the postseason, not RB Adrian Peterson's quest for the single-season NFL rushing record. "Obviously our focus is to keep our wild card spot that we have right now and making the playoffs is our No. 1 goal," Ponder said. "But we obviously really want Adrian to get that record and we are going to keep handing the ball off to him and if he keeps doing what he's doing, especially the past eight games, then hopefully he'll achieve that record. I think it's important for him and it's important for us, for him to get that."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Stevan Ridley (NE) has fumbled the football three times the past two games, officially losing two of those fumbles. It is not believed, however, the team has lost confidence in Ridley.

RB Stevan Ridley (NE) only received one snap after fumbling the ball in the third quarter of the team's Week 15 game. The lack of snaps may have occurred because the team had to throw the ball to get back into the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) is traveling with the team for their Week 16 game. He is listed as questionable for the game. We believe he will play and start.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday. Bradshaw (foot, knee) feels that he is ready to play in Week 16, but he is still awaiting clearance from doctors before he can return to game action.

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) expects to play in Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens, but head coach Tom Coughlin is not ready to make that declaration just yet. "It's healing a lot quicker than expected," Bradshaw said Monday, Dec. 17. Coughlin said he hasn't been given medical information to say with certainty if Bradshaw will be ready.

RB Andre Brown (NYG) will begin running next week after having surgery to replace a displaced fibula.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bryce Brown (PHI) It looks as though Bryce Brown could return kicks again in Week 16.

RB Bryce Brown (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said RB Bryce Brown will continue to see playing time even if LeSean McCoy (concussion) returns for the final two games of the season. "He needs to play. That's why I haven't sat him down because of the fumbles," Reid said of Brown, responsible for four turnovers in four starts. "I felt like he did miss a lot, he missed a lot of football. The thing he needs most is to be out there and playing and learning the game. He's wired the right way. This is a kid who doesn't want to make mistakes and drop the ball and that stuff. He's a responsible kid."

*** Friday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (PHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Stanley Havili (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid indicated Stanley Havili (hamstring) may not be able to play Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Emil Igwenagu (PHI) likely will see time at tight end in Week 16 because of the injury to Clay Harbor (back).

*** Saturday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) Although LeSean McCoy will start in the team's Week 16 game, head coach Andy Reid said he is expected to be eased back into the lineup. "I'm going to keep an eye on him. He's not going to play the whole game, every snap of the game," Reid said. "We'll monitor him as we go and see how he does." Bryce Brown could be in a heavy rotation with McCoy during the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday. Eagles head coach Andy Reid said LeSean McCoy won't have his "normal workload" in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins. Bryce Brown and Dion Lewis will rotate in at running back. "He's coming off an injury. I understand that, so I'll keep a close eye on him," Reid said. "He'll work in as a starter and then Bryce has some valuable experience that he's gained over the last few weeks, so we'll get him in there." McCoy said he felt a bit rusty while practicing Wednesday, Dec. 19.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Polk (PHI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Polk (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Polk (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Dwyer (PIT) said he expects to start in the team's Week 16 game.

RB Rashard Mendenhall (PIT) returned to the team Monday, Dec. 17, after serving a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. We'll see if the team and Mendenhall can mend their frosty relationship. He was suspended for not showing up to the week 14 game because he was a healthy scratch. Jonathan Dwyer has starter in his place and hasn't exactly wowed the team. There's a chance Mendenhall could get more playing time over the last two weeks of the year.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Isaac Redman (PIT) feels the offense has abandoned the running game in recent weeks. The Steelers have 17 rushes in each of their past two games - the first time the team has had fewer than 20 rushing attempts in consecutive games since 1991. Pittsburgh's 34 rushing attempts the previous two weeks were the fewest in the NFL, and their 138 yards rushing over that span is third-worst in the league. "Some games, it feels like we just go away from it," Redman said. "We didn't run the ball bad (against the Dallas Cowboys), we weren't getting smashed the last game, we just didn't run it that much. We had 16 or 17 runs. When we were winning games, we were up in the 30 mark and we pretty much win when we do that. Hopefully, we can get back to that."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jackie Battle (SD) Chargers head coach Norv Turner didn't reveal his plans at running back in Week 16 after Ryan Mathews (clavicle) was placed on the Injured Reserve. "Well, we've got a chance to get Ronnie Brown back" Turner said. "Jackie Battle will get a chance to play. And Brink (Curtis Brinkley ) played some yesterday, though I don't know that he would play on third down. And we'll probably add Edwin Baker to the 53-man roster. I don't know that he would be active, but we'd have to see where Ronnie Brown is."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Ronnie Brown (SD) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said there is a chance Ronnie Brown (hamstring) will be able to play Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) underwent surgery on his left clavicle Monday, Dec. 17, and he is expected to be recovered in plenty of time to take part in the team's voluntary workouts in April. "If you were to ask me four months ago, 'Do you think he's going to break his left clavicle?' I would have said he's more likely to be struck by lightning," Dr. Daniel Kharrazi said. Mathews broke his right clavicle in the preseason. Kharrazi said there is nothing structurally wrong with Mathews' shoulders, and he expects the clavicle to heal at full strength. Kharrazi also said he does not expect Mathews to break either of his clavicles in the future.

RB Ryan Mathews (SD) will be placed on Injured Reserve this week with a broken left clavicle.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Robert Turbin (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Leon Washington (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Leon Washington (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bruce Miller (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bruce Miller (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (STL) missed practice again due to illness. The team doesn't seem to be overly worried about it and Jackson is expected to be ready for the game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (STL) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said that he will not lighten the workload of Doug Martin because the team has been eliminated from playoff contention. Schiano said the team is trying to establish a culture of winning.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (TEN) The Titans fully intend to keep Chris Johnson for 2013, and pay him a $10 million salary. The Titans believe Johnson's status as the seventh-leading rusher in the NFL this year, as well as his status as the team's most recognizable star, makes him worth the money.

RB Chris Johnson (TEN) The Titans will have a five-day window from Feb. 4 to Feb. 9 in which they can cut Chris Johnson at no cost against the team's salary cap. If he's on the roster past Feb. 9, $9 million of his $10 million salary for the 2013 season will become guaranteed for injury.

Wide Receiver

*** Friday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Roddy White (ATL) said Monday, Dec. 17, that he appreciated the way his teammates embraced the challenge of facing the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants in Week 15, and spanking them 34-0 instead of cowering in fear of playing such a good team. "I told them early in the locker room, 'We can't keep ducking people and say, 'We don't want to play these guys, we don't want to play those guys,''" White said. "We're a good football team. We have to go out there and play like a good football team."

*** Friday Update *** WR Tandon Doss (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tandon Doss (BAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tandon Doss (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Torrey Smith (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Torrey Smith (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Torrey Smith (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR LaQuan Williams (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR LaQuan Williams (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR LaQuan Williams (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Marcus Easley (BUF) Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Marcus Easley will not play Week 16 because of the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 15.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Jones (BUF) is scheduled to meet with a specialist in New York about an undisclosed medical condition that he wants to keep private at this point. Jones said he has been dealing with the issue for years and will not threaten his playing career. Jones was placed on Injured Reserve because of a calf injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (CAR) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Bennett (concussion) is expected to return to the lineup in Week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals barring an unforeseen setback this week, according to a league source.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (CHI) Bears coaching staff is concerned Alshon Jeffery's play could be affected by three offensive pass interference penalties in Week 15. The team does not want Jeffery to change the way he plays. "The thing I'm trying to make sure of is that it doesn't destroy him from a mental standpoint," said receivers coach Darryl Drake. "He's fragile right now but that's part of it ... Are you going to sit back and sulk or are you going to do something about it? You've still got to play the game physical so you can't give in on that. You have to turn it into something positive."

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (CIN) might be in line for a big game in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers blanketed A.J. Green in the first meetings, limiting him to one catch. Jones said Tuesday, Dec. 18, he isn't sure if the Steelers are going to blanket Green again, trying to let others beat them, but he is ready. "It's a possibility," Jones said. "We're not in this league by default. We can make the plays."

*** Friday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Sunday, Dec. 16, Dez Bryant will likely require a bone graft to fill in his fracture, a procedure that might involve extracting bone tissue from Bryant's hip. Bryant agreed a bone graft might be in order, but said he'd prefer a frozen bone from a donor before pulling material from another part of his body.

Bryant downplayed the pain he played through in Week 15 and said he'll be ready to suit up again in Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints. "The finger feels fine," said Bryant, a third-year receiver with career high of 79 catches, 1,087 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. "I'm strapping up and playing New Orleans. I'm going to get that out there right now. I'm playing New Orleans. We're just going to be careful with it throughout the week and get ready for the game."

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Ogletree (DAL) did not practice on Friday (due to illness) and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Decker (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Decker (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Calvin Johnson (DET) needs 181 yards to tie Jerry Rice's single-season record of 1,848 receiving yards.

*** Friday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Greg Jennings (GB) would like to remain in Green Bay, but he indicated that he doesn't want to play under the franchise tag next season.

*** Thursday Update *** WR James Jones (GB) Packers QB Aaron Rodgers thinks James Jones is having a career year because he's more focused since becoming a father. "The numbers speak for themselves. Leading the league in touchdown catches is pretty impressive, 12. I think it's on 50-something catches (51), so just about 1 of every 4, almost 5, he's getting in the end zone," said Rodgers. "It's pretty impressive. He's really improved a lot. The greatest compliment for him is he probably is not going to mind too much being overlooked." Rodgers said Jones has seemed more dialed in ever since the birth of his child, and he's getting open when it counts, down in the red zone.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Jordy Nelson (GB) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team will have a better handle on Jordy Nelson's (hamstring) availability for Week 16 Wednesday, Dec. 19.

WR Andre Johnson (HOU) had only nine catches for 164 yards in the first four games of the season, but he wasn't completely healed from a groin injury that he suffered in training camp. Since Week 4, Johnson has averaged 8.4 catches and 119.6 yards per game. "I'm feeling a lot better," Johnson said. "I feel like my explosion came back. That's a big part of my game, so I feel a lot better than I did at the beginning." He's coming off an eight-game stretch in which he has 68 catches for 1,002 yards. Johnson needs just seven grabs and 140 yards in the final two games to join former WR Marvin Harrison as the only receivers with at least 100 catches and 1,500 yards in three seasons. He could also join former WR Jerry Rice as the only wideouts with 100 catches and 1,500 yards in their 10th season or later.

WR DeVier Posey (HOU) had three catches for 46 yards in Week 16 after entering the game with only one catch for 19 yards on the season. Posey saw more playing time over No. 2 receiver Kevin Walter, who had two grabs for 11 yards. "We like what we see from Posey in practice, and we're playing him more," head coach Gary Kubiak said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) did not practice on Friday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (JAX) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 19, and is no longer listed on the team's injury report.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (KC) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

WR Jon Baldwin (KC) Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel appeared to express frustration with the lack of regress being made by Jon Baldwin. "I hope to see him be able to separate when it's needed, be able to execute the gameplan the way we need it executed," Crennel said Monday, Dec. 17. "If he can do that, I think we'll see more production."

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Bellamy (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Bellamy (KC) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) The Chiefs are unlikely to reach a long-term extension with impending free-agent Dwayne Bowe this offseason.

WR Steve Breaston (KC) Chiefs wideouts were not very productive in a Week 15 shutout against the Oakland Raiders. Dexter McCluster had a career-high seven catches for only 59 yards. Jamar Newsome and Devon Wylie caught just one pass with the most experience starter, Steve Breaston, inactive because of head coach Romeo Crennel's decision. "I'm still not sure why I'm not playing," Breaston said. "I'm past all that now. It just is what it is. There are other things for this team to worry about." Jonathan Baldwin did not catch a single pass.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Davone Bess (MIA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Davone Bess (MIA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Davone Bess (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Armon Binns (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brian Hartline (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brian Hartline (MIA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brian Hartline (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (MIN) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and Percy Harvin had a heated exchanged a few weeks ago in front of some players and staff members but the details of the incident are not known. Some people believed the incident was the reason Harvin was placed on Injured Reserve, but the team and Harvin's agent had been talking about Harvin going on IR to avoid further injury.

Also, Harvin will be looking for a contract extension this offseason and has indicated he will not show up for training camp without a new contract. Next season will be the final year of his rookie contract.

WR Percy Harvin (MIN) had an emergency appendectomy Saturday, Dec. 15, not an operation on his sprained ankle, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Harvin tweeted that he was having "minor surgery," though he did not reveal the nature of the procedure.

WR Deion Branch (NE) served as the team's No. 3 receiver in Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Wes Welker (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Wes Welker (NE) was reportedly spotted leaving the locker room following Week 15 with ice on his left quadriceps/thigh area, walking with a limp.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Nicks was wearing a wrap on his knee during the session.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Rueben Randle (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rueben Randle (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mardy Gilyard (NYJ) did not practice on Friday (due to illness) and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mardy Gilyard (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (NYJ) will have athroscopic surgery next week on his left knee to repair cartilage damage suffered Dec. 2, according to his agent. Hill should be able to recover from the surgery in time to participate in the team's offseason training program.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (NYJ) The Jets placed Stephen Hill (knee) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Wednesday, Dec. 19.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (NYJ) will not play in the team's Week 16 game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Juron Criner (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Juron Criner (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Juron Criner (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jason Avant (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jason Avant (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Vincent Brown (SD) is not expected to play in the final two weeks of the season even though he is returning to practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) The Chargers placed Malcom Floyd on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 18, due to the sprained ankle he suffered late in the Week 15 loss against the Carolina Panthers.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll indicated the team wants to see how Sidney Rice runs before deciding his availability for Week 16. "He feels pretty good right now. But we've got to get to game day and run him and see how he can tolerate it. He thinks he's playing. He feels like he's going to," Carroll said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Sidney Rice (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Sidney Rice was OK after the team's Week 15 game. Rice had missed most of the last week of practice dealing with the foot issue. Rice will likely be monitored again this week in practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Danny Amendola (STL) said his foot felt good during the team's Week 15 game. He said he was able to warm up early which helped the foot.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Williams (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Williams (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Damian Williams (TEN) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Damian Williams (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Damian Williams (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kendall Wright (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kendall Wright (TEN) did not practice on Thursday. Wright has ruled himself out of the team's Week 16 game with one or two cracked ribs. Wright does want to play in the season finale.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kendall Wright (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday. Wright (ribs) is not expected to suit up in Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Mike Munchak. Wright is still sore.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS) said there is little difference between Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins as far as guiding the offense. "I honestly don't think it was that much different at all because both of those guys are high energy guys, they both come in the huddle with a whole lot of confidence, they talk to us a lot and I think they pretty much come in the same way," Hankerson said. "Even though Kirk hasn't been a starter for the past 13 games, he always in practice, he always comes in with high intensity and he talks to us all the same like he has been the starter. Kirk, he's a guy that prepares hard each and every week like he is the starter and it obviously showed on Sunday."

Tight End

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Housler (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Housler (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Lee Smith (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Lee Smith (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Lee Smith (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CLE) did not practice on Friday (due to illness) and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (GB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (GB) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

TE Jermichael Finley (GB) said he would like to retire as a member of the team, responding to an earlier report that the Packers will release Finley in the offseason if they can't complete a trade. "I didn't check it out," Finley said of the report. "It's a business and I would love to be here my whole career. I'm comfortable here and I want to be a Packer for life. That's all I can say about that."

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Moeaki (KC) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Moeaki (KC) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tony Moeaki (KC) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Charles Clay (MIA) tore a ligament in his right knee and will undergo season-ending surgery in the coming days.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Egnew (MIA) is expected to be active for the team's Week 16 game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeron Mastrud (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeron Mastrud (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) did not travel with the team and is out for Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. Reports are that Gronkowski will not play in Week 16, despite practicing all week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) was seen in the locker room Monday, Dec. 17, without a cast on the forearm he broke four weeks ago. Gronkowski would not comment about his availability for Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jed Collins (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jed Collins (NO) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jed Collins (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (NO) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Travis Beckum (NYG) is not traveling with the team for their Week 16 game and will not play.

*** Friday Update *** TE Travis Beckum (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (NYJ) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Brent Celek (PHI) said he participated in practice Monday, Dec. 17, and believes he should be able to play Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Clay Harbor (PHI) said he suffered three small fractures in his lumbar region during the team's Week 15 game but did not want to come out of the game because Brent Celek was not playing because of a concussion.

TE Clay Harbor (PHI) The Eagles placed Clay Harbor (back) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Evan Moore (PHI) likely will be the No. 2 tight end in Week 16 despite being signed earlier this week. We're not expecting a lot of targets for Moore this week. Brent Celek returns to the lineup and should be the team's primary TE in week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) is having to rebuild chemistry with Colin Kaepernick. "That's something me and Kap don't have right now," said Davis, who was held to one catch in Week 15. "We don't have it. You have to expect (that because) he just stepped in. Me and Alex - we've been there. It takes time. It took time for me and Alex to get like that." Davis has had only four catches and 29 yards in four games since Kaepernick's debut, in which Davis had a season-high six receptions for 86 yards and a score.

*** Friday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Kicker

*** Friday Update *** PK Mike Nugent (CIN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Mike Nugent (CIN) did not practice on Thursday. Bengals special teams coach Darrin Simmons said the team will decide whether Mike Nugent (calf) or Josh Brown will be their kicker for Week 16 on game day.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Mike Nugent (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Nugent said Tuesday, Dec. 18, that he is uncertain if he will be able to play in the Week 16 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Josh Brown will fill in again if needed.

PK Mason Crosby (GB) missed two more field goal attempts in Week 15, his 11th and 12th of the season; however, head coach Mike McCarthy said following the game the team will not be looking for a new kicker. McCarthy said the team is sticking with Crosby. "When results aren't what you want, you have to choose which way to go. Our choice is to stick with Crosby," McCarthy said.

*** Friday Update *** PK Dan Carpenter (MIA) was placed on Injured Reserve. The team signed Nate Kaeding to replace him.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Dan Carpenter (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

PK Blair Walsh (MIN) surpassed 107 points on the season with his 38-yard field goal in Week 15, which moved him past former wide receiver Randy Moss for the 14-year-old franchise rookie record for scoring. Walsh also hit three 50-plus yard field goals in the game, which made him the first kicker in team history to kick eight field goals of at least 50 yards in a single season since former kickers Morten Anderson (1995) and Jason Hanson (2008).

*** Thursday Update *** PK Lawrence Tynes (NYG) said he's not slumping, and he's worked to correct some of his "tempo" related kicking problems during practice. Tynes has missed one field goal in each of the last three games after missing just three through the first 11 games.

*** Friday Update *** PK Nick Folk (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Nick Folk (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

PK Steve Hauschka (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Dec. 17, that Steven Hauschka is fine, although he appeared to be limping after a kickoff in the Week 15 game against the Buffalo Bills.

*** Friday Update *** PK David Akers (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK David Akers (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

PK Greg Zuerlein (STL) has missed seven of his last 13 field goal attempts after making his first 15 attempts to start the season.

Offensive Line

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Mike Gibson will not play this weekend.

T Nate Potter partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

LS Mike Leach practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G/C Mike Gibson did not practice on Thursday.

T Nate Potter partially participated in Thursday's practice.

LS Mike Leach practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Mike Gibson partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Nate Potter partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

LS Mike Leach practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Tyson Clabo partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Tyson Clabo partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Tyson Clabo partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) C Joe Hawley will rejoin the team Tuesday, Dec. 18, after serving his four-game suspension for using a banned substance.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G Marshal Yanda partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G Marshal Yanda partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G Marshal Yanda did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Andy Levitre partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

C Eric Wood partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Andy Levitre partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Eric Wood partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Andy Levitre did not practice on Wednesday.

C Eric Wood partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Wood said Wednesday, Dec. 19, he is not a fan of the team playing home games in Toronto and hopes the team does not renew their contract with the city. "I think that Toronto series has turned into pretty much a joke," Wood said. "I think they started it hoping that we'd have a lot of fan support in Toronto. We have none ... I mean, it's a crucial third down for them in the first quarter, and they're running just regular snap count, where I don't care if we have a half-filed Ralph Wilson Stadium, they don't do that."

OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) The Buffalo Bills signed G Kraig Urbik to a four-year, $15 million extension.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team's medical staff has told him C Ryan Kalil (foot) should be ready for offseason workouts as well as minicamp.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Thomas Austin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Byron Bell practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Geoff Hangartner did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

T Garry Williams did not practice on Friday due to illness and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) C Thomas Austin did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

T Byron Bell did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Thursday.

G Geoff Hangartner did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Thomas Austin did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

T Jordan Gross was excused from Wednesday's practice.

C Geoff Hangartner did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) The Panthers placed G Zach Williams on IR with an anterior cruciate ligament injury and signed G Hayworth Hicks Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Jonathan Scott partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Jonathan Scott did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Jonathan Scott did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

LS Clark Harris was excused from Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Thursday.

Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander said the team will continue to rotate C Kyle Cook and G Trevor Robinson at center in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andrew Whitworth partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T Oniel Cousins practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Ryan Miller was excused from Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

T Joe Thomas practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T Oniel Cousins practiced fully on Thursday.

G Shawn Lauvao practiced fully on Thursday.

T Joe Thomas partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Oniel Cousins practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Joe Thomas partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Ronald Leary is not expected to be active for Week 16 despite being added to the active roster. The team added Leary to their active roster because another team was interested in signing him and they did not want to lose him.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) C Dan Koppen practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Chris Kuper did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) C Dan Koppen practiced fully on Thursday.

G Chris Kuper did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) C Dan Koppen practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Chris Kuper did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) The Green Bay Packers announced Saturday, Dec. 22, they have added T Don Barclay (illness) to the injury report for Week 16. His status for the game is questionable.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) G T.J. Lang practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Jeff Saturday partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to be available to play this weekend. Saturday said he has been benched for Week 16 in favor of G Evan Dietrich-Smith.

G Greg Van Roten did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T T.J. Lang did not practice on Thursday.

C Jeff Saturday did not practice on Thursday.

G Greg Van Roten did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) G T.J. Lang did not practice on Wednesday.

C Jeff Saturday did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Derek Newton partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Derek Newton partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Winston Justice practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

C Samson Satele will not play this weekend.

C A.Q. Shipley practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Winston Justice partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Samson Satele did not practice on Thursday.

C A.Q. Shipley did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Winston Justice partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Samson Satele did not practice on Wednesday.

C A.Q. Shipley did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) C Samson Satele will not be able to play Week 16 according to interim head coach Bruce Arians.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester did not practice on Wednesday.

G Austin Pasztor will draw another start at left guard in Week 16 against the New England Patriots. "He did better than any of us expected," head coach Mike Mularkey said of Pasztor in Week 15.

OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester said he wants to return for another season if the team wants him back, but he's in a "wait-and-see" mood.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Jon Asamoah practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Russ Hochstein partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Ryan Lilja practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Rich Ranglin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Jon Asamoah practiced fully on Thursday.

G Russ Hochstein did not practice on Thursday.

G Ryan Lilja did not practice on Thursday.

G Rich Rangline partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Jon Asamoah practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Russ Hochstein did not practice on Wednesday.

C Ryan Lilja did not practice on Wednesday.

G Rich Ranglin partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Matt Kalil practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Phil Loadholt practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Matt Kalil did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

T Phil Loadholt partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Matt Kalil did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

T Phil Loadholt partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Logan Mankins partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Nick McDonald partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Nate Solder partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Logan Mankins partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Nick McDonald partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Nate Solder partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Logan Mankins partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Nick McDonald partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Nate Solder partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Zach Strief practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Zach Strief partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Zach Strief did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Chris Snee partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas did not practice on Thursday.

G Chris Snee did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas did not practice on Wednesday.

G Chris Snee did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Thursday.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Thursday.

G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Brandon Moore did not practice on Wednesday.

G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Evan Mathis practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Evan Mathis practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Evan Mathis practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Mike Adams did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

C Maurkice Pouncey partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Mike Adams partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Mike Adams partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) The Steelers placed G Willie Colon (knee) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jeromey Clary practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Tyronne Green practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jeromey Clary practiced fully on Thursday.

G Tyronne Green practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jeromey Clary practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Tyronne Green practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Reggie Wells was placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 18, due to an ankle injury.

OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Kevin Haslam was removed from the team's Week 15 game after allowing a sack but re-entered the game after T Reggie Wells (ankle, toe) left with injuries.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Alex Boone practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Mike Iupati practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Alex Boone practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Mike Iupati practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) C Scott Wells practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) C Scott Wells did not practice on Wednesday.

OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Harvey Dahl will miss the final two games of the season after an MRI showed that he suffered a torn biceps in Week 15. He is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday, Dec. 19, to repair the injury. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said G Shelley Smith and G Chris Williams are candidates to start right guard in the final two games.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Kevin Matthews will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Kevin Matthews did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Kevin Matthews did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Kevin Matthews is out for the year with a high ankle sprain.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) C Will Montgomery practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Tyler Polumbus partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Polumbus will be a game-time decision in Week 16. If he doesn't play, T Tom Compton may receive the start.

T Trent Williams practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) C/G Will Montgomery practiced fully on Thursday.

T Tyler Polumbus did not practice on Thursday.

T Trent Williams practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) C Will Montgomery practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Tyler Polumbus partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Polumbus is not having any side effects from his concussion but still has to improve in order to play Week 16.

T Trent Williams practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jordan Black has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the policy on performance enhancing drugs.

Defensive Tackle

*** Friday Update *** DT Dan Williams (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Dan Williams (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Jonathan Babineaux (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Jonathan Babineaux (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Jonathan Babineaux (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Arthur Jones (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Arthur Jones (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Arthur Jones (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Marcell Dareus (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Marcell Dareus (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Marcell Dareus (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Kyle Williams (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Kyle Williams (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Kyle Williams (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DT Dwan Edwards (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Dwan Edwards (CAR) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Dwan Edwards (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DT Henry Melton (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Henry Melton (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Henry Melton (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Matt Toeaina (CHI) said he expects to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee.

DT Matt Toeaina (CHI) The Bears have placed Matt Toeaina (knee) on Injured Reserve.

*** Friday Update *** DT Ishmaaily Kitchen (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DT Phil Taylor (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Phil Taylor (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Phil Taylor (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

DT Josh Brent (DAL) Late Sunday, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones defended the team's decision to have Josh Brent, who faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter after a drunk driving accident that killed former teammate LB Jerry Brown, on the sideline during Week 15. "Our team and our players wanted him today on the sideline," Jones said. "Jerry's mother (Stacey Jackson) asked us directly as a group. She said, 'Support him. Help him. He needs your help. Jerry wants that. I want that.' His teammates asked him to come and be down there with them."

On Monday, however, it was reported that Brent will not be permitted to be on the sidelines for a game the remainder of the season. The team and league office were unaware that Brent would be on the sideline in Week 15. Both the team and the league are in complete agreement that it was not appropriate.

*** Friday Update *** DT Jay Ratliff (DAL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Jay Ratliff (DAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Jay Ratliff (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DT Kevin Vickerson (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Kevin Vickerson (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Kevin Vickerson (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Nick Fairley (DET) was placed on Injured Reserve with a shoulder injury.

*** Friday Update *** DT Jerel Worthy (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Jerel Worthy (GB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Jerel Worthy (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DT Shaun Cody (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Shaun Cody (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Shaun Cody (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Antonio Johnson (IND) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Antonio Johnson (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Antonio Johnson (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Martin Tevaseu (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Martin Tevaseu (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Martin Tevaseu (IND) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** DT Tyson Alualu (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Tyson Alualu (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Tyson Alualu (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Jerrell Powe (KC) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Jerrell Powe (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Jerrell Powe (KC) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** DT Randy Starks (MIA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Randy Starks (MIA) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Randy Starks (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** DT Kyle Love (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Kyle Love (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Kyle Love (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Chris Canty (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Chris Canty (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Kenrick Ellis (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Kenrick Ellis (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Kenrick Ellis (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Sione Pouha (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Sione Pouha (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Sione Pouha (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Richard Seymour (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Richard Seymour (OAK) did not practice on Thursday. Seymour will not play Week 16 because of his injuries.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Richard Seymour (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DT Al Woods (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Al Woods (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Al Woods (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** DT Aubrayo Franklin (SD) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Aubrayo Franklin (SD) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Aubrayo Franklin (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DT Alan Branch (SEA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Alan Branch (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday .

DT Alan Branch (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Alan Branch has a chance to play in Week 16 despite suffering an ankle injury in Week 15. Carroll said the injury is not as bad as the team originally feared.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Jason Jones (SEA) The Seahawks announced Thursday, Dec. 20, they have placed Jason Jones (knee) on Injured Reserve.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Jason Jones (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday .

Defensive End

*** Friday Update *** DE Calais Campbell (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Calais Campbell (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Calais Campbell (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Ronald Talley (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Ronald Talley (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Cliff Matthews (ATL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Cliff Matthews (ATL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Cliff Matthews (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DE Pernell McPhee (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Pernell McPhee (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Pernell McPhee (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Terrell Suggs (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Terrell Suggs (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Terrell Suggs (BAL) is not on the injury report heading into Week 16 despite playing in Week 15 with a torn biceps. Suggs came out of the Week 15 game several times in obvious pain, and he wore a protective sleeve over his biceps to keep from aggravating the injury. Suggs played in 42 snaps in Week 15, the least number of snaps he played on when fully healthy. He practiced in full two times last week and did so again Wednesday, Dec. 19.

*** Friday Update *** DE Mark Anderson (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Mark Anderson (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Mark Anderson (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Mario Williams (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Mario Williams (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Mario Williams (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Charles Johnson (CAR) did not practice on Friday (he was excused) but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DE Shea McClellin (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Shea McClellin (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Shea McClellin (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Carlos Dunlap (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Carlos Dunlap (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Carlos Dunlap (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** DE Juqua Parker (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Juqua Parker (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Juqua Parker (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Frostee Rucker (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Frostee Rucker (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Frostee Rucker (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DE C.J. Wilson (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** DE C.J. Wilson (GB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DE C.J. Wilson (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DE Jared Crick (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Jared Crick (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Jared Crick (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Antonio Smith (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Antonio Smith (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Antonio Smith (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

DE Andre Branch (JAX) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** DE George Selvie (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE George Selvie (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE George Selvie (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Derrick Shelby (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DE Jared Allen (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Jared Allen (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Jared Allen (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Everson Griffen (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Everson Griffen (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Everson Griffen (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Brian Robison (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Brian Robison (MIN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Brian Robison (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

DE Brian Robison (MIN) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Brian Robison is considered questionable for Week 16 because of the shoulder sprain he suffered in Week 15. Robison is scheduled to undergo an X-ray on his shoulder.

*** Friday Update *** DE Chandler Jones (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Chandler Jones (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Chandler Jones (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** DE Justin Tuck (NYG) appears unlikely to play in the team's Week 16 game. Tuck is listed as questionable. Tuck, however, is traveling with the team for their Week 16 game and will be a game-time decision.

*** Friday Update *** DE Justin Tuck (NYG) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Justin Tuck (NYG) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Justin Tuck (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DE Ricky Sapp (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Ricky Sapp (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Ricky Sapp (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Andre Carter (OAK) played 32 of 44 defensive snaps in Week 15 and recorded his second sack of the season. He also had five quarterback hits. "He's a lot closer (to top form) than he was, and I think he's only going to get better," head coach Dennis Allen said. "He's been a great addition for us, not only on the field, but in the locker room, in the classroom. He's been good to have, and I expect him to continue to get better."

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Trent Cole (PHI) will be on the roster next season, and he's guaranteed $5.1 million in 2013. Defensive lineman Vinny Curry will be back also, but defensive linemen Darryl Tapp, Cullen Jenkins, Mike Patterson and Derek Landri aren't locks to play for the Eagles next season. As a result, the development of first-rounders Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox is vital. Graham has four sacks and seven hurries in three games since the team released defensive end Jason Babin. Cox has 4 1/2 sacks in his last six games after becoming a starter Oct. 28.

*** Friday Update *** DE Cameron Heyward (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Cameron Heyward (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Cameron Heyward (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** DE Justin Smith (SF) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Justin Smith (SF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Justin Smith (SF) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday, Dec. 18, he expects Justin Smith to play in Week 16 after he sustained an arm injury last week. "Everybody affectionately refers to Justin Smith around here as 'The Cowboy,'" Harbaugh said. "I expect we'll see The Cowboy. Knowing what I know of Justin Smith and the situation, I think The Cowboy will be around, saddled up ... roping and riding. If it's humanly possible, The Cowboy will be out there, roping and riding."

*** Friday Update *** DE Will Tukuafu (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Will Tukuafu (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Robert Quinn (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Robert Quinn (STL) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** DE Michael Bennett (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Michael Bennett (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE DaQuan Bowers (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE DaQuan Bowers (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Aaron Morgan (TB) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Aaron Morgan (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Scott Solomon (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Scott Solomon (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Scott Solomon (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** DE Stephen Bowen (WAS) said his range of motion is not 100 percent because of his torn biceps but he should be able to play. He said the strength in the injured biceps is improving.

*** Friday Update *** DE Stephen Bowen (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Stephen Bowen (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Stephen Bowen (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Bowen tore his upper biceps in the team's Week 15 game but should be able to play with the injury.

*** Friday Update *** DE Rob Jackson (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Rob Jackson (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Rob Jackson (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

Inside Linebacker

*** Friday Update *** ILB Dannell Ellerbe (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Dannell Ellerbe (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Dannell Ellerbe (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Ray Lewis (BAL) is not expected to come off the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list before the end of the regular season. He could return for the playoffs if he is healthy enough.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Ray Lewis (BAL) Ravens head coach John Harbaugh would not say if Ray Lewis will be activated from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list before their Week 16 game.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Ray Lewis (BAL) was participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Ray Lewis (BAL) was participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Lewis could take Jameel McClain's roster spot.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Jon Beason (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Jon Beason is on schedule in his rehab from knee surgery and will have shoulder surgery in the near future.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Luke Kuechly (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera indicated Luke Kuechly could be the starting middle linebacker next season if he returns. He said Kuechly's skills indicate he is more of an inside linebacker while Jon Beason's skill sets allows him to play either inside or outside linebacker.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Blake Costanzo (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Blake Costanzo (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Brian Urlacher (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Brian Urlacher (CHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Brian Urlacher (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

ILB Brian Urlacher (CHI) said following Week 15 he is frustrated with the home crowd constantly booing the team during games. "Our crowd was pretty good today for the most part," Urlacher said. "They were loud for a minute there. The boos were really loud, which is always nice. The only team in our division to get booed at home is us. It's unbelievable to me." Urlacher was not optimistic things will change. "It's not going to change," he said. "If we talk about it, then the media says, 'You're blaming the fans for losing. You're doing this. You're blaming the refs.' We lost that football game. Every football game we play in, we lose, it's nobody's fault but ours, but we're allowed to say what we want."

Urlacher defended head coach Lovie Smith by saying critics, both media and fans, do not know what they are talking about. Many local fans and media have been calling for a coaching change. "Two of the people I don't care about, fans or the media," Urlacher said. "They can say what they want to about our head our coach, about our players. It does bother me because those people don't know what they're talking about, obviously ... I know there are a bunch of experts in the media, and there are a bunch of smart guys out there who know exactly what they're talking about all the time. But they don't know what they're talking about."

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB James-Michael Johnson (CLE) The Browns placed James-Michael Johnson (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Tim Dobbins (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Tim Dobbins (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Tim Dobbins (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

ILB Tim Dobbins (HOU) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Tim Dobbins may need to get a cast on his injured thumb but should be able to play Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Barrett Ruud (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Barrett Ruud (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Barrett Ruud (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Darryl Sharpton (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Darryl Sharpton (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Darryl Sharpton (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Kavell Conner (IND) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Kavell Conner (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Kavell Conner (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

ILB Kavell Conner (IND) will not be able to play Week 16 according to interim head coach Bruce Arians.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Jerrell Freeman (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Jerrell Freeman (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Jerrell Freeman (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** ILB Paul Posluszny (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Paul Posluszny (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Paul Posluszny (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** ILB Karlos Dansby (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Karlos Dansby (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Karlos Dansby (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Donta Hightower (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Donta Hightower (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Donta Hightower (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Jerod Mayo (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Jerod Mayo (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Jerod Mayo (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Mike Rivera (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Mike Rivera (NE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Mike Rivera (NE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** ILB Brandon Spikes (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Brandon Spikes (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Bart Scott (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Bart Scott (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Bart Scott (NYJ) said he would be willing to restructure his contract this offseason in order to remain with the team. He is scheduled to make $6.9 million in 2013. Scott said he expects a similar role on defense if he does return next season.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Bart Scott (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Donald Butler (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Donald Butler (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Donald Butler (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Takeo Spikes (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Takeo Spikes (SD) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Takeo Spikes (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** ILB Demorrio Williams (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Demorrio Williams (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Demorrio Williams (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Navorro Bowman (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Navorro Bowman (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Tavares Gooden (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Tavares Gooden (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Patrick Willis (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Patrick Willis (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB James Laurinaitis (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB James Laurinaitis (STL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** ILB Colin McCarthy (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Colin McCarthy (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Colin McCarthy (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. McCarthy (concussion) is expected to return in Week 16 after missing the last three games, according to head coach Mike Munchak.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Lorenzo Alexander (WAS) did not practice on Friday (he was excused) but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Lorenzo Alexander (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Lorenzo Alexander (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB London Fletcher (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB London Fletcher (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB London Fletcher (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday .

Outside Linebacker

*** Friday Update *** OLB Quentin Groves (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Quentin Groves (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Quentin Groves (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OLB Quentin Groves (ARI) was in a walking boot after hurting his right foot in Week 15, and he's dealing with plantar fasciitis. Reggie Walker and Zach Nash are behind Groves on the depth chart.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Jameel McClain (BAL) The Ravens have placed Jameel McClain (neck) on Injured Reserve. In a corresponding move, the team signed LB Adrian Hamilton to their active roster.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Jameel McClain (BAL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Jameel McClain (BAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Jameel McClain (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

OLB Jameel McClain (BAL) is out for the season with a spinal cord contusion. McClain will not need surgery and is expected to be completely recovered before next season.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Albert McClellan (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Albert McClellan (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Albert McClellan (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Nick Barnett (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Nick Barnett (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Nick Barnett (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Arthur Moats (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Arthur Moats (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

OLB Arthur Moats (BUF) Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Arthur Moats (leg) will miss the rest of the season.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Chris White (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Chris White (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Chris White (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** OLB Thomas Davis (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Thomas Davis (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Thomas Davis (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Lance Briggs (CHI) defended comments made by Brian Urlacher, who feels the team's home fans are too harsh. Briggs feels Urlacher was just being honest. "I understand where he's coming from," Briggs said. "I've been here a long time, too and I've (heard) a lot of boos. For a lot of the wrong reasons. Nobody, on any team I've seen, gets booed more at home than here in Chicago. That's also a point to the passion of the Chicago fans. Everyone is passionate, but everyone in Chicago doesn't know how to run a football team. Everyone doesn't know how to play professional football. It's our job to do that."

*** Friday Update *** OLB Geno Hayes (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Geno Hayes (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Geno Hayes (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Vontaze Burfict (CIN) did not practice on Friday (due to illness) but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Ernie Sims (DAL) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Ernie Sims (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Ernie Sims (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** OLB DeMarcus Ware (DAL) is far from 100 percent at this point in the season; however, he said he will be available for Week 16. Ware has been bothered by a stinger at times this season and is currently slowed by right shoulder and right elbow injuries. "I'm feeling good enough to play on Sunday, so that's good," Ware said.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB DeMarcus Ware (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB DeMarcus Ware (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Wesley Woodyard (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Wesley Woodyard (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Wesley Woodyard (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB DeAndre Levy (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB DeAndre Levy (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB DeAndre Levy (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Erik Walden (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Erik Walden (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Erik Walden (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** OLB Bryan Braman (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Bryan Braman (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Bryan Braman (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Brooks Reed (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Brooks Reed (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Brooks Reed (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Dwight Freeney (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Dwight Freeney (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Dwight Freeney (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Robert Mathis (IND) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Daryl Smith (JAX) is eligible to return from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. He has not played this year after aggravating his groin injury in early September, and then mid-October, resulting in surgery. "This is a big week for him. I'd like to think he's going to line up," head coach Mike Mularkey said Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Koa Misi (MIA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Koa Misi (MIA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Koa Misi (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** OLB Tracy White (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Tracy White (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Tracy White (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Garrett McIntyre (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Garrett McIntyre (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Garrett McIntyre (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Calvin Pace (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Calvin Pace (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Calvin Pace (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Bryan Thomas (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Bryan Thomas (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Bryan Thomas (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB James Harrison (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Ahmad Brooks (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Ahmad Brooks (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Clark Haggans (SF) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Clark Haggans (SF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** OLB Aldon Smith (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Aldon Smith (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Lavonte David (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Lavonte David (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Will Witherspoon (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Will Witherspoon (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Will Witherspoon (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Ryan Kerrigan (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Ryan Kerrigan (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Ryan Kerrigan (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Roddrick Muckelroy (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

Cornerback

*** Thursday Update *** CB Patrick Peterson (ARI) said there is not a cornerback in the league playing at a higher level than him this season. "I believe I'm playing at a top level right now," Peterson said. "Week in and week out, I'm given the opposing team's No. 1 receiver and I believe I'm handling that pretty well so far." Peterson has seven of the team's NFL-leading 22 interceptions this season, one in each of the last four games.

*** Friday Update *** CB Gregory Toler (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Gregory Toler (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Christopher Owens (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Christopher Owens (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Christopher Owens (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Jimmy Smith (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Jimmy Smith (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Jimmy Smith (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday. Smith said he was rusty in his first game action in Week 15 since he had sports hernia surgery in mid-November. Smith did not play in the second half against the Denver Broncos. "He wasn't 100 percent out there," head coach John Harbaugh said. "And that's something you don't know until you get into the game. And unfortunately, he wasn't as quick as I'd hoped he would be. We'll have to see how he does this week. Sometimes in practice it's a little harder to judge that."

*** Friday Update *** CB Leodis McKelvin (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Leodis McKelvin (BUF) The Bills have placed Leodis McKelvin (groin) on Injured Reserve.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Leodis McKelvin (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Justin Rogers (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Justin Rogers (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Justin Rogers (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Aaron Williams (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the team does not want Aaron Williams to be playing 50 to 60 snaps a game since he is coming back from a knee injury but may have to out of necessity in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Aaron Williams (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Aaron Williams (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Tim Jennings (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Tim Jennings (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Tim Jennings (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Adam Jones (CIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** CB Dre Kirkpatrick (CIN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Dre Kirkpatrick (CIN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Dre Kirkpatrick (CIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Tashaun Gipson (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Tashaun Gipson (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

CB Buster Skrine (CLE) The Browns will use Buster Skrine at nickel back after they released Dimitri Patterson.

*** Friday Update *** CB Morris Claiborne (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Morris Claiborne (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Morris Claiborne (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

CB Morris Claiborne (DAL) said he has passed his concussion tests and expects to play Week 16. He did not play in the team's Week 15 game because of his concussion.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Champ Bailey (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** CB Don Carey (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Don Carey (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Don Carey (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Chris Houston (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Chris Houston (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Chris Houston (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Jacob Lacey (DET) suffered a subluxation in his kneecap and will miss the rest of the season. "So it's not an ACL or surgery that way. But it is going to put him down for a little while. He was game to try, but couldn't run well enough. He's battled through lot of injuries this year. He had a concussion, had a foot, but he's a tough guy. He'll bounce back from this," head coach Jim Schwartz said.

*** Friday Update *** CB Johnathan Joseph (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Johnathan Joseph (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Johnathan Joseph (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Teddy Williams (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Teddy Williams (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Derek Cox (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Derek Cox (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Derek Cox (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Dwight Lowery (JAX) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Dwight Lowery (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Dwight Lowery (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Rashean Mathis (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Rashean Mathis (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Rashean Mathis (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Aaron Ross (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Aaron Ross (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Aaron Ross (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Javier Arenas (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Javier Arenas (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Javier Arenas (KC) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Brandon Flowers (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Brandon Flowers (KC) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Brandon Flowers (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Nolan Carroll (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Nolan Carroll (MIA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Nolan Carroll (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Richard Marshall (MIA) has been given the go-ahead to start rebuilding strength in his legs after months of limited activity. Marshall said he's "feeling good" after back surgery, which has a usual recovery time of up to six months.

*** Friday Update *** CB Jimmy Wilson (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Jimmy Wilson (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Jimmy Wilson (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Chris Cook (MIN) Vikings have activated Chris Cook from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. Cook will play in the team's Week 16 game. Head coach Leslie Frazier said after practice Friday, Dec. 21, that he's satisfied with Cook's progress and was in the process of determining how much to use him in the game, whether back in his starting spot or as the third cornerback in the nickel package.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Chris Cook (MIN) is expected to play in the team's Week 16 game. "I'm expecting to play. I'm doing everything out here on the practice field to prepare to play," Cook said Wednesday, Dec. 19. "Doesn't matter if I start, come in on third down or on special teams, I just want to play."

CB Chris Cook (MIN) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team hopes to have Chris Cook (arm) play in Week 16. Frazier said he is not sure if Cook will start if he plays.

*** Friday Update *** CB Marcus Sherels (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Marcus Sherels (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Marcus Sherels (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

CB Marcus Sherels (MIN) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Marcus Sherels is dealing with a back contusion but he should be ready to play Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** CB Antoine Winfield (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Antoine Winfield (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Antoine Winfield (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

CB Antoine Winfield (MIN) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will rest Antoine Winfield (knee) during the week to make sure he is ready for games.

*** Friday Update *** CB Alfonzo Dennard (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Alfonzo Dennard (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Alfonzo Dennard (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

CB Alfonzo Dennard (NE) was not using crutches and did not have a brace on the knee injury he suffered Week 15 when spotted in the locker room Monday, Dec. 17. Dennard was wearing a sleeve on his leg.

*** Friday Update *** CB Aqib Talib (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Aqib Talib (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Aqib Talib (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Patrick Robinson (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Patrick Robinson (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Patrick Robinson (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Prince Amukamara (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Prince Amukamara (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Amukamara felt "great" in practice but sounded wary of pushing it heading into Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Prince Amukamara (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Aaron Berry (NYJ) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Aaron Berry (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Aaron Berry (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Phillip Adams (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Phillip Adams (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Phillip Adams (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

CB Phillip Adams (OAK) left in the second quarter with his second concussion in three games Sunday, Dec. 16, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Nnamdi Asomugha (PHI) said he is open to doing anything in order to return in 2013, particularly restructuring his contract. "Yeah, I mean all I can say right now is I really wouldn't want to be anywhere else," Asomugha said. "I definitely want to be back here." He is scheduled to make $15 million next year, $4 million of which is guaranteed.

*** Friday Update *** CB Brandon Hughes (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Brandon Hughes (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Brandon Hughes (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Cortez Allen (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Cortez Allen (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Cortez Allen (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Curtis Brown (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** CB Keenan Lewis (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Keenan Lewis (PIT) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Keenan Lewis (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Lewis stepped in a hole during practice and injured his knee Wednesday, Dec. 19, which could keep him out in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** CB Ike Taylor (PIT) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Ike Taylor (PIT) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Ike Taylor (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

CB Ike Taylor (PIT) will miss his third straight game in Week 16.

CB Demarcus VanDyke (PIT) The Steelers placed DeMarcus Van Dyke (shoulder) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Jeron Johnson (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Jeron Johnson suffered his groin injury during practice this week. Carroll said the injury is not considered serious and that Johnson has a good chance to play Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** CB Jeron Johnson (SEA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Richard Sherman (SEA) had his appeal of a four-game suspension heard Friday, Dec. 21; however, head coach Pete Carroll expects to have Sherman in the lineup for Week 16. "I'm anticipating we'll have him," Carroll said. "We know nothing else at this point." "Been a long day but very productive," Sherman wrote on his Twitter page. "I will be out there with my teammates Sunday!"

*** Friday Update *** CB Richard Sherman (SEA) did not practice on Friday (he was excused) but is still expected to play this weekend.

CB Richard Sherman (SEA) will have the appeal of his four-game suspension heard Friday, Dec. 21.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Walter Thurmond (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he expects Walter Thurmond (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** CB Walter Thurmond (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Walter Thurmond (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** CB Marcus Trufant (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he expects Marcus Trufant (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** CB Marcus Trufant (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Marcus Trufant (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Tarell Brown (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Tarell Brown (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Carlos Rogers (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Carlos Rogers (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Cortland Finnegan (STL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Cortland Finnegan (STL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Bradley Fletcher (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Bradley Fletcher (STL) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** CB LeQuan Lewis (TB) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB LeQuan Lewis (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Ryan Mouton (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Ryan Mouton (TEN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Ryan Mouton (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

Safety

*** Friday Update *** S Rashad Johnson (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Rashad Johnson (ARI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S Rashad Johnson (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S James Sanders (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S James Sanders (ARI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S James Sanders (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S William Moore (ATL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S William Moore (ATL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S William Moore (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S James Ihedigbo (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S James Ihedigbo (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S James Ihedigbo (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Bernard Pollard (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Bernard Pollard (BAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S Bernard Pollard (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S Ed Reed (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Ed Reed (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Ed Reed (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Jairus Byrd (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Jairus Byrd (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Jairus Byrd (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

S T.J. Ward (CLE) The Browns placed T.J. Ward (knee) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** S Charlie Peprah (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Charlie Peprah (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Charlie Peprah (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Mike Adams (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Mike Adams (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Mike Adams (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Jim Leonhard (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Jim Leonhard (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Jim Leonhard (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Louis Delmas (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Louis Delmas (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Louis Delmas (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** S Charles Woodson (GB) said he doesn't need to play in the team's Week 17 game to be ready for a postseason return, but he'd like to if he is cleared. Woodson has missed two months with a broken collarbone.

Also, Woodson said he plans to return for a 16th NFL season in 2013 and hopes it is with the Packers. "Until somebody tells me I'm not, this is where I plan on playing," said Woodson, who is under contract through 2014. "I haven't had that conversation. If that conversation comes around, it comes around, but as far as I know is, anything that I expect is that I'll be a Green Bay Packer. That's all I have to say about that."

*** Friday Update *** S Charles Woodson (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** S Charles Woodson (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Charles Woodson (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy would not guarantee Charles Woodson (collarbone) would be back for the Week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans, but he did say he hoped the veteran would see some game action before the playoffs start. "Charles Woodson's situation is, we're going to play him as soon as we're ready," McCarthy said. Woodson has not been cleared to play yet, according to McCarthy.

*** Friday Update *** S Alan Ball (HOU) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** S Alan Ball (HOU) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S Alan Ball (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S Glover Quin (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Glover Quin (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Glover Quin (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Joe Lefeged (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Joe Lefeged (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Joe Lefeged (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Tom Zbikowski (IND) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** S Tom Zbikowski (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Tom Zbikowski (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

S Tom Zbikowski (IND) will not be able to play Week 16 according to interim head coach Bruce Arians.

*** Friday Update *** S Eric Berry (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Eric Berry (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Eric Berry (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Abram Elam (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Abram Elam (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Abram Elam (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Neiko Thorpe (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** S Chris Clemons (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Chris Clemons (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Chris Clemons (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Mistral Raymond (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Mistral Raymond (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Mistral Raymond (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Patrick Chung (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Patrick Chung (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Patrick Chung (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

S Patrick Chung (NE) replaced SS Steve Gregory in the base defense in second half of Week 15. The team said the switch was not injury related even though Gregory had a bandage on his head.

*** Saturday Update *** S Roman Harper (NO) could be released this offseason if the team wants to gain some salary cap space.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Corey White (NO) The Saints placed Corey White (knee) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** S Kenny Phillips (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Kenny Phillips (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Kenny Phillips (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

S Kenny Phillips (NYG) said Monday, Dec. 17, that he is uncertain if he'll practice this week. However, he did say he is feeling better, and said he is "100 percent certain" he will play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** S Tyler Sash (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Tyler Sash (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Tyler Sash (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S LaRon Landry (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S LaRon Landry (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S LaRon Landry (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Tyvon Branch (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Tyvon Branch (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S Tyvon Branch (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S Michael Mitchell (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Michael Mitchell (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Michael Mitchell (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Nate Allen (PHI) will not start in Week 16, but head coach Andy Reid said Allen will see playing time.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Colt Anderson (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Colt Anderson will be one of the team's starting safeties in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** S Kurt Coleman (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Kurt Coleman (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Kurt Coleman (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Troy Polamalu (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Troy Polamalu (PIT) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** S Troy Polamalu (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Thursday Update *** S Brandon Taylor (SD) is expected to make his first start in Week 16 against the New York Jets, according to sources. He replaced Corey Lynch in the base defense in the third quarter last week and played in 16 defensive snaps, with 14 of those being run plays. Lynch will remain involved in the nickel defense.

*** Friday Update *** S Dashon Goldson (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** S C.J. Spillman (SF) did not practice on Friday (due to illness) but is still expected to play this weekend.

General Team News

*** Saturday Update *** TM Buffalo Bills (BUF) Bills general manager Buddy Nix said the team will look to trade up in the NFL Draft to select a quarterback. "Let me say this: I think there's a time that in the era that you're in and the development of your team, there's a time when you can move up a round to take a quarterback," Nix said. "And I think the time's now for us. I mean, if a guy's there - I keep saying that, and there will be one out there - if the guy's there, then I think we'll target - as I've said before - drafting a good quarterback. We need a good, young quarterback, and we're going to do our best to get him."

TM Buffalo Bills (BUF) Bills head coach Chan Gailey defended his team's effort in their 50-17 loss in Week 15, a game in which the Bills fell behind 31-7 in the second quarter and never recovered. "I think the effort was there," Gailey said. "I never question our guys' character or effort. I question our execution, but I don't question our effort. When you play bad it looks like you're not playing hard. But I don't think (effort) is ever the question." Gailey said the team wasn't underprepared for the Seattle Seahawks and particularly their read-option offense.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) Browns CEO Joe Banner said decisions regarding the futures of head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert will be made quickly after the season. "I don't want to say if it's one day or two days or three days but I think it will be quickly," Banner said. No decisions have been made as of this point, according to Banner. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels would jump at the opportunity to be head coach of the Cleveland Browns, according to a source. McDaniels failed as the head coach of the Broncos and has been waiting for another shot ever since getting fired in 2010. He had too much power in Denver and was in control of adding personnel in addition to head coaching. If they limit his responsibilities to just coaching perhaps he could keep his job longer than the season and a half he was with the Broncos.

TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban reportedly has no attraction to building a relationship with the Cleveland Browns and expected next general manager Michael Lombardi. One source suggested Saban wouldn't work with Lombardi "in a thousand years" and another source said there is "zero chance" Saban would leave Alabama to work with Lombardi on the Browns.

One source said Oregon head coach Chip Kelly isn't a candidate to become the next head coach of the Browns if they fire current head coach Pat Shurmur because Kelly he has the ego and personality to take on total control of football operations. That is something that Kelly would not have over owner Joe Banner.

TM Green Bay Packers (GB) The Green Bay Packers may have captured the NFC North with their Week 15 win against the Chicago Bears, but head coach Mike McCarthy feels the team is just starting to play their best football. "... I'm not trying to diminish anything here, but we're just getting started," McCarthy said. "We feel that way as a football team. I'm not trying to be arrogant. We feel we have a lot better football in front of us. This is an extremely important game for everybody involved today, but we fully expected to come in here and win this thing."

*** Friday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been cleared to return to the sidelines whenever he's ready. Pagano's physician is not imposing any restrictions, and the coach is expected to return to the team complex as early as Monday, Dec. 24.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) The Colts are hopeful head coach Chuck Pagano will return to the sidelines in Week 17. Interim head coach Bruce Arians and others have pegged the Dec. 30 regular-season finale as Pagano's possible return date. Arians said this week that Pagano "felt great" and "looked good" and his white blood-cell counts were good - all indications he could return next week.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel have been officially told that they will not be back next season, according to a source.

*** Friday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TM New Orleans Saints (NO) P Thomas Morstead is currently leading the NFL with a net average of 44.7 yards per punt which would set the NFL record in the category.

*** Saturday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano may not return in 2013. Sparano's offense has lacked imagination, and he never found a way to creatively involve Tim Tebow.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday, Dec. 18, he is not concerned about his job security. Ryan has two years left on his contract; however, the Jets have now missed the playoffs in back-to-back years. "I've always said this, the priority is not me by any stretch," Ryan said. "So I'm not thinking about myself. I'm thinking about this football team, and trying to get this team ready to play. And believe me, that's the truth. I think if you focus on the job at hand, that I'll be better off that way than any other way."

*** Saturday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) The Chargers reportedly could look to hire New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their next head coach this offseason.

*** Thursday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner, who is expected to be fired at season's end, will likely have his pick of at least five offensive coordinator jobs. When asked if becoming a coordinator would appeal to him, Turner said he would want to be in "a place where you have an opportunity to win and be in a situation that there are coaches I've worked with and been around." The New York Jets might be interested, although he is not expected to end up there.

TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) Buccaneers players are reportedly not fans of head coach Greg Schiano and his staff; in particular, the staff's hard-nosed, college-style approach. "Can we send these coaches back to college?" one player privately said after a Week 15 loss which saw a shoving incident between assistant coach Bryan Cox and LB Adam Hayward.

Also, Buccaneers wide receiver coach P.J. Fleck is expected leave the team to be become the head coach at Western Michigan.

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