Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 17

A review of the late week practice report

KEY Thursday MEDIA UPDATES

***It's tough to know just how many snaps many of the injured veteran players will get this week. Some may see close to their usual workload, others may play until they reach season goals and incentives, others may be active but play very little at all. We'll try to pin down as many of these situations as possible but this week is always a tough read.

***There's not much more clarity today unfortunately. Two players who look closer to playing than I expected are Jordan Reed and Melvin Gordon. Both Washington and San Diego may still choose to remain cautious -- neither player will be at full strength -- but the trend seems positive for both. 

***I'm still looking for information on Julio Jones, Sammy Watkins, LeSean McCoy, Jonathan Stewart, and Stefon Diggs. I think all are likely to see their workload limited if they play. I'm leaning toward Jay Ajayi, Spencer Ware, and Thomas Rawls seeing a good number of snaps. Jeremy Hill and Randall Cobb seem more doubtful than questionable.

***More to come in this weekend's expectations...


EARLY WEEK 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.


Quarterbacks
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Aaron Rodgers Calf Full Full     Expected to Play
Tom Brady Thigh DNP Limited     Expected to Play
Andrew Luck Shoulder Not Listed Limited     Expected to Play
Cam Newton Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Ben Roethlisberger Not Injury Related DNP Not Listed     Inactive
Matthew Stafford Finger / Hand Full Full     Expected to Play
Carson Palmer Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Ryan Tannehill Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Tyrod Taylor Groin Full DNP     Inactive
Trevor Siemian Foot Full Full     Expected to Play / Backup
Blake Bortles Wrist / Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Tom Savage Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Robert Griffin III Concussion DNP Full     Likely to Play
Derek Carr Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive

Running Backs
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
LeSean McCoy Illness DNP Not Listed     Limited if Active
Jay Ajayi Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Melvin Gordon Hip / Knee Limited Limited     Limited if Active
Lamar Miller Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive
Adrian Peterson Knee / Groin DNP DNP     Inactive
Spencer Ware Rib Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Matt Forte Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Bilal Powell Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Thomas Rawls Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Frank Gore Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Jonathan Stewart Foot DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Theo Riddick Wrist DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Rob Kelley Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Chris Ivory Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Jeremy Hill Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Christine Michael Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Jalen Richard Shoulder Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Dion Lewis Illness DNP Not Listed     Likely to Play
Duke Johnson Ankle DNP Limited     Awaiting Information
James Starks Concussion DNP DNP     Inactive
C.J. Prosise Shoulder DNP DNP     Inactive

Wide Receivers
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Julio Jones Toe Limited Limited     Limited if Active
A.J. Green Hamstring DNP DNP     Inactive
Sammy Watkins Foot DNP Limited     Limited if Active
Michael Crabtree Finger Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Larry Fitzgerald Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Brandon Marshall Hip / Shoulder DNP DNP     Limited if Active
Amari Cooper Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Donte Moncrief Shoulder DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Randall Cobb Ankle DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Alshon Jeffery Illness Not Listed DNP     Likely to Play
Stefon Diggs Hip DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
DeSean Jackson Jaw Full Full     Expected to Play
Jordan Matthews Ankle DNP DNP     Expected to Play
Taylor Gabriel Foot DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Kenny Britt Shoulder DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Terrelle Pryor Finger Full Full     Expected to Play
Robby Anderson Hamsting Limited DNP     Likely Inactive
Marquise Lee Hip Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Malcolm Mitchell Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
John Brown  Illness DNP Limited     Likely Inactive
Devin Funchess Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Sammie Coates Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely Inactive
Danny Amendola Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive

Tight Ends
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jordan Reed Shoulder Limited Limited     Limited if Active
Greg Olsen Elbow DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Jimmy Graham Not Injury Related DNP Full     Likely to Play
Charles Clay Knee DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Martellus Bennett Ankle Limited Limited     Limited if Active
Ladarius Green Concussion Limited Limited     Likely Inactive
Will Tye Illness Limited Full     Likely to Play
C.J. Fiedorowicz Thigh Full Full     Expected to Play
Austin Hooper Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
A.J. Derby Concussion DNP DNP     Inactive
Tyler Kroft Knee / Ankle DNP DNP     Likely Inactive

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