Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 5

A review of the midweek practice participation report

KEY Thursday MEDIA UPDATES

***Cam Newton did not practice today. There's still a chance he'll be cleared for limited practice on Friday and be cleared this weekend for Monday night's game. But it would have been most reassuring if Newton had been cleared for light practice activity today. Stay tuned for tomorrow's participation report.

***Julian Edelman was added to the New England injury report with a foot injury today. There's been no report on whether the team is worried or even whether it's the same foot he's twice had surgery to fix since last year. Expect Edelman to be limited on Friday. I'm hoping he'll be cleared to speak with the media after practice tomorrow. Otherwise, plan on Edelman's status remaining unclear late into the weekend.

***Dez Bryant now plans to test his knee in practice on Friday, but the second consecutive DNP today likely means the Cowboys are game planning to be without him again this week.

***Marvin Jones was able to do some work on the side and reportedly looked good. There may prove to be little concern here but Jones had foot surgery in 2014 and his injury report listing should not be ignored until he proves otherwise.

***Charles Sims is not practicing with a knee injury and there isn't optimism about his status in the local media. Sims plays on Monday night but needs to practice tomorrow to allay fears that he'll be a game-time decision or worse through the weekend.


Mid 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
Cam Newton* Concussion MNF DNP     Game-time Decision
Andrew Luck Shoulder Not Listed Limited     Expected to Play
Jay Cutler Thumb DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Trevor Siemian Shoulder DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Josh McCown Shoulder DNP DNP     Expected Inactive
Jacoby Brissett Thumb Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Jimmy Garoppolo Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected Inactive
Tony Romo Back DNP DNP     Inactive

Running Backs
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
LeGarrette Blount Hip Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Matt Forte Knee / Ribs Limited Full      Expected to Play
Arian Foster Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely Inactive
Ryan Mathews Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Latavius Murray Toe DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Charles Sims* Knee MNF DNP     Awaiting Information
Jeremy Hill Chest Limited Limited      Awaiting Information
Doug Martin* Hamstring MNF DNP     Inactive
Jonathan Stewart* Hamstring MNF DNP     Inactive
Rashad Jennings Thumb Limited Limited     Game-time Decision
DeAngelo Williams Not Injury Related DNP Not Listed     Expected to Play
Jeremy Langford Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive
Frank Gore Chest DNP Full     Expected to Play
Kenneth Dixon Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Dewayne Washington Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive
Lance Dunbar Knee DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Ka'Deem Carey Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely Inactive

Wide Receivers
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Dez Bryant Knee DNP DNP     Game-time Decision
Brandon Marshall Foot Full Full     Expected to Play
Marvin Jones Foot DNP Limited     Expected to Play
Alshon Jeffery Knee Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Julian Edelman Foot Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Demaryius Thomas Hip Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Stefon Diggs Groin DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Eric Decker Shoulder DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Kevin White Ankle DNP DNP     Injured Reserve
Eddie Royal Calf DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Donte Moncrief Shoulder DNP DNP     Inactive
Corey Coleman Hand DNP DNP     Inactive
Mohamed Sanu Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Devin Funchess* Foot MNF Limited     Awaiting Information
Ted Ginn* Foot MNF Limited     Awaiting Information
Kenny Britt Thigh DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Josh Doctson Achilles DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Darrius Heyward-Bey Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Eli Rogers Toe DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Braxton Miller Hamstring Limited Full     Expected to Play

Tight Ends
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Rob Gronkowski Hamstring Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Tyler Eifert Ankle / Back DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Zach Ertz Rib Full Full     Expected to Play
Zach Miller Ribs DNP Limited     Awaiting Information
Antonio Gates Hamstring Limited Limited     Game-time Decision
Kyle Rudolph Clavicle / Rib DNP Limited     Awaiting Information
Eric Ebron Ankle / Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Jared Cook Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive
Clive Walford Knee DNP Limited     Expected to Play
Jordan Cameron Concussion DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Charles Clay Knee DNP Limited     Expected to Play
Larry Donnell Concussion DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Virgil Green Calf Limited  Limited     Game-time Decision

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