Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 14

A review of the midweek practice participation report

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***The Falcons are hopeful Julio Jones will practice on Friday. It's too soon to rule Jones out for the week but the trend is worrisome. After struggling to finish last week's game, Jones needed an MRI early this week and has yet to be cleared to practice. I expect to see Jones return to a limited practice on Friday and be listed questionable. He'll likely be considered a game-time decision and play if the Falcons' optimism holds. In past week, Jones is most effective if ready to fully practice by the end of the week. In weeks where he's managed only limited practices, his performances have been inconsistent. 

***There were conflicting reports on Jordan Reed's status today. As practice began, at least one observer noted that Reed seemed to be in more pain than he was yesterday. Later in the day, there were reports he'd regained most of the range of motion in his sore shoulder. Jay Gruden wouldn't commit to Reed's status after practice. Tomorrow will be important but the overall trend is more positive than last week.

***Mark Ingram did not practice today but there's a good chance the Saints were resting him with the plan to limit his reps on Friday and clear him to play. It's also possible the aggravation last week was significant and Ingram felt worse after yesterday's limited practice. The Saints are unlikely to say much about Ingram's status, making tomorrow's participation critical. Unless there's a full practice and reassuring media interview tomorrow, expect Tim Hightower to see a larger share of the workload this week.


midWEEK PRACTICE PARTICIPATION REPORT AND EARLY EXPECTATIONS

The Wednesday and Thursday practice participation reports are our first chance to see which players each NFL team are limiting in practice after the previous week's games. Players limited in mid-week practice aren't necessarily in danger of missing that week's game. But they all need to be watched closely.

*Note: Monday night players with asterisk practice Thursday/Friday/Saturday



Quarterbacks
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Aaron Rodgers Hamstring Limited Limited     Expected to Play
*Tom Brady Knee MNF Not Listed     Expected to Play
Andrew Luck Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Ben Roethlisberger Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Carson Palmer Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Tyrod Taylor Groin Full Full     Expected to Play
Trevor Siemian Foot Limited Limited     Could Return
Blake Bortles Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Jared Goff Illness Full Full     Expected to Play
Cody Kessler Concussion Full Full     Likely Active / Backup

Running Backs
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mark Ingram Toe / Knee Limited DNP     Likely to Play
Lamar Miller Ankle / Ribs Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Matt Forte Knee / Foot Limited Full     Expected to Play
Jonathan Stewart Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Frank Gore Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Theo Riddick Wrist DNP Limited     Awaiting Information
Ryan Mathews Knee Full Full     Likely to Play
Chris Ivory Hamstring Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
T.J. Yeldon Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Duke Johnson Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
DeAngelo Williams Knee Limited DNP     Awaiting Information
C.J. Prosise Shoulder DNP DNP     Inactive
Dwayne Washington Ankle  Limited Limited     Likely to Play

Wide Receivers
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Julio Jones Toe  DNP DNP     Likely to Play
A.J. Green Hamstring DNP DNP     Inactive
Brandon Marshall Knee / Foot Full Full     Expected to Play
Larry Fitzgerald Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Tyrell Williams Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
*Julian Edelman Foot MNF Not Listed     Expected to Play
Sammy Watkins Foot DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Stefon Diggs Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
DeVante Parker Back Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Jarvis Landry Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Michael Thomas Foot DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Jordan Matthews Ankle Limited Full     Likely to Play
Marvin Jones Quad Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Jamison Crowder Hip Full Full     Expected to Play
Dontrelle Inman Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
*Danny Amendola Ankle *MNF *DNP     Inactive
Mohamed Sanu Groin DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Dorial Green-Beckham Abdomen DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Will Fuller Hip DNP Full     Expected to Play
Robert Woods Knee Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Tavon Austin Chest Full Full     Expected to Play
Eddie Royal Toe DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Marquess Wilson Groin DNP Limited     Awaiting Information
Josh Bellamy Shoulder Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
John Brown Illness DNP Limited     Likely to Play / Limited
Brandon LaFell Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play

Tight Ends
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jordan Reed Shoulder Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Jimmy Graham Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Eric Ebron Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
*Martellus Bennett Ankle *MNF *Limited     Expected to Play
Ladarius Green Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP     Expected to Play
Julius Thomas Back DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Charles Clay Knee Limited Limited     Expected to Play

*Note: Monday night players with asterisk practice Thursday/Friday/Saturday.

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