Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 7

A review of the midweek practice participation report

KEY Thursday UPDATES

***There were many players added to the practice participation report with new injuries on Thursday and a handful of participation downgrades. Jordan Reed, Jimmy Graham, Allen Hurns, T.Y. Hilton, Andrew Luck, and LeSean McCoy all practiced less than yesterday. DeAndre Hopkins was on Houston's first participation report of the week. Julius Thomas, Torrey Smith, Kamar Aiken, and Mohamed Sanu were added after not appearing on the report yesterday. More on McCoy and Reed below. Graham and Thomas are unknowns. Neither injury was discussed in the locker room or press conferences today. 

***Despite mostly optimistic reports yesterday, Joe Flacco's shoulder is becoming a bigger concern after his DNP today. The Ravens are trying to limit the reps as they treat inflammation in Flacco's shoulder. Hope remains that Flacco will return to practice and be near full strength this week, but Ryan Mallett continues to take all the practice reps.

***Reports on McCoy were all over the place today. Jason La Canfora called McCoy 50-50. Josina Anderson said McCoy was not going to play and could be questionable for next week. The team's official stance late this afternoon is that McCoy is a game-time decision, with Rex Ryan remaining "hopeful" McCoy could play. In truth, these reports may be accurately reporting McCoy's situation in different ways. I think there may be some hope that McCoy recovers quickly enough to test his fitness in pregame warmups. More likely, McCoy will sit this week and be re-evaluated early next week.

***Odell Beckham did a little more in practice today but remains sore. There's more in yesterday's column on why this isn't surprising for players working to recover from a hip pointer. I think we'll see Beckham get a limited practice in on Friday, fly to London, test his injury in pregame, and decide to play without much limitation. Expect to get multiple local and national media updates on his condition over the next 72 hours.

***Jordan Reed did not practice today. He was on the practice field, however. I see the DNP as a concern, though there's an argument here that the team is waiting until Friday to clear him for contact in practice. Tomorrow's participation will define Reed's status. For now, I'm leaning toward him being inactive 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
Andrew Luck Ankle Full Limited     Expected to Play
Russell Wilson Ankle/Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Carson Palmer Hamstring DNP DNP     Expected to Play
Ben Roethlisberger Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Joe Flacco Shoulder DNP DNP     Game-time Decision
Trevor Siemian* Shoulder MNF* Full*     Likely Active
Josh McCown Shoulder Limited Limited     Likely Inactive


Running Backs
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
LeSean McCoy Hamstring Limited DNP     Game-time Decision
Doug Martin Hamstring DNP DNP     Inactive
Carlos Hyde Shoulder DNP DNP     Inactive
Matt Forte Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
Thomas Rawls Fibula DNP DNP     Inactive
Frank Gore Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Latavius Murray Toe Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Theo Riddick Ankle DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Rashad Jennings Thumb Full Full     Expected to Play
Arian Foster Hamstring Full Full     Expected to Play
DeAngelo Williams Knee DNP DNP     Expected to Play
Dwayne Washington Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
C.J. Prosise Wrist Full Full     Expected to Play


Wide Receivers
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Odell Beckham Hip DNP Limited     Likely Active 
DeAndre Hopkins* Hamstring MNF* Limited*     Expected to Play
T.Y. Hilton Hip Limited DNP     Expected to Play
Emmanuel Sanders* Hip MNF* Full*     Expected to Play
Stefon Diggs Groin Limited Limited     Likely Active
Terrelle Pryor Hamstring DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Julian Edelman Foot Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Jordan Matthews Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
Will Fuller* Hamstring MNF* Limited*     Likely Active
Travis Benjamin Knee DNP Limited     Expected to Play
John Brown Hamstring DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
DeSean Jackson Shoulder DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Steve Smith Ankle DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Mohamed Sanu Groin Not Listed Limited     Likely Active
Robert Woods Foot DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Torrey Smith Back Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Allen Hurns Shoulder Limited DNP     Awaiting Information
Jeremy Kerley Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Kamar Aiken Thigh Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Donte Moncrief Shoulder DNP DNP     Inactive
Corey Coleman Hand DNP DNP     Inactive
Jaron Brown Knee DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Phillip Dorsett Foot/Ankle DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Josh Doctson Achilles DNP DNP     Inactive
Markus Wheaton Shoulder DNP DNP     Inactive


Tight Ends
Player Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jordan Reed Concussion Limited DNP     Likely Inactive
Tyler Eifert Back/Ankle Limited Limited     Likely Active
Jimmy Graham Knee / Hip Full DNP     Awaiting Information
Martellus Bennett Ankle Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Julius Thomas Ankle Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Dwayne Allen Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive
Eric Ebron Ankle/Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Charles Clay Ankle DNP Limited     Expected to Play
Jordan Cameron Concussion DNP DNP     Inactive

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

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