Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 15

A review of the midweek practice participation report

THURSDAY UPDATES

***I think A.J. Green wants to play this week but just isn't ready. His injury was a higher grade hamstring strain and appeared to be in an area that isn't likely to heal quickly. Four weeks was the most optimistic end of his recovery timetable. That's where we are now and while he's returned to practice, it's very unlikely that he's in football condition. Bob Holtzman, who has a reliable line into the Green camp, has tweeted for two days that Green wouldn't play if he wasn't back to a full practice by Thursday. I'll leave the slim possibility of Green returning open but there's no chance he's ready for a full workload this week.

***By this time last week I was pushing Julio Jones well to the doubtful side of questionable despite some continued positivity coming out of Atlanta. I'm feeling the same way this week. Dan Quinn would have us believe that Jones doesn't have a significant toe sprain and that there's a chance Jones will return to something close to a full Friday practice. But the facts suggest otherwise. Jones hasn't practiced in two weeks and is rarely productive without a very reassuring Friday workout. Prepare for another week of rest this week. At best, Jones will see a limited workload.

***We've now seen that Jordan Reed isn't ready to play. Washington was willing to put him on the active roster but he only played 10 snaps last week. The practice participation is much the same this week and Jay Gruden continues to sound skeptical that Reed will play through his high grade shoulder sprain. I'm hopeful we'll hear more positive feedback from Reed than we did last week, but I'm not expecting it.

***Brandon Marshall will reportedly be on a snap count this week. Randall Cobb continues to be very limited in practice. Matt Forte is hopeful but remains a game-time decision. Michael Thomas has had two limited practices and is closer to returning this week. Donte Moncrief looks unlikely to play, as does Darren Sproles, Theo Riddick, and James Starks.

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 Calf DNP DNP     Expected to Play
Andrew Luck Shoulder / Elbow DNP Limited     Expected to Play
Drew Brees Not Injury Related Limited Not Listed     Expected to Play
Derek Carr Finger Full Full     Expected to Play
*Cam Newton Shoulder MNF *Limited     Expected to Play
Ben Roethlisberger Not Injury Related DNP Not Listed     Expected to Play
Matthew Stafford Finger / Hand Full Full     Expected to Play
Ryan Tannehill Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Carson Palmer Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Trevor Siemian Foot Full Full     Expected to Play
Tyrod Taylor Groin Full Full     Expected to Play
Brock Osweiler Thigh Full Full     Expected to Play
Blake Bortles Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Sam Bradford Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Colin Kaepernick Neck Not Listed Full     Expected to Play

Running Backs
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Adrian Peterson Knee Practicing Practicing     Inactive
Melvin Gordon Hip / Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Mark Ingram Toe / Knee DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Lamar Miller Ankle / Ribs Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Matt Forte Knee DNP Limited     Game-time Decision
*Jonathan Stewart Not Injury Related MNF *DNP     Expected to Play
Ty Montgomery Shoulder Full Limited     Expected to Play
Frank Gore Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Darren Sproles Concussion DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Chris Ivory Hamstring Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Theo Riddick Wrist DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Zach Zenner Concussion Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Duke Johnson Ankle Not Listed Full     Expected to Play
Matt Asiata Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Shane Vereen Concussion Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
James Starks Concussion DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Christine Michael Illness Not Listed DNP     Likely to Play
DeAngelo Williams Knee Full DNP     Awaiting Information

Wide Receivers
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Julio Jones Toe DNP DNP     Game-time Decision / Limited
A.J. Green Hamstring Limited Limited     Game-time Decision / Limited
T.Y. Hilton Back Not Listed DNP     Expected to Play
Amari Cooper Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Dez Bryant Back Not Listed Limited     Expected to Play
Randall Cobb Ankle Limited Limited     Game-time Decision
Brandon Marshall Knee / Foot / Back Limited Limited     Expected to Play / Limited
Larry Fitzgerald Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Michael Thomas Foot Limited Limited     Game-time Decision
Michael Crabtree Finger Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Tyrell Williams Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
*Kelvin Benjamin Back Not Listed *Limited     Expected to Play
Sammy Watkins Foot DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Donte Moncrief Hamstring DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Stefon Diggs Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
Jordan Matthews Ankle DNP Full     Likely to Play
Quincy Enunwa Ribs Limited Limited     Expected to Play
DeAndre Hopkins Hamstring Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Mohamed Sanu Groin Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
J.J. Nelson Knee Limited Limited     Expected to Play
John Brown Illness DNP Limited     Awaiting Information / Limited
Dorial Green-Beckham Abdomen Full Full     Expected to Play
Phillip Dorsett Groin Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Eddie Royal Toe DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Marquess Wilson Groin Limited DNP     Game-time Decision
Torrey Smith Concussion DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Brandon LaFell Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
Danny Amendola Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive

Tight Ends
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
*Jordan Reed Shoulder MNF *Limited     Awaiting Information
Martellus Bennett Ankle / Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Eric Ebron Knee Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Charles Clay Knee DNP Limited     Expected to Play
Dwayne Allen Hip DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Jared Cook Chest Full Full     Awaiting Information
C.J. Fiedorowicz Concussion DNP DNP     Likely Inactive

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

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