Injury Expectations | Wednesday Update | Week 17

A review of the week's first full practice participation report

KEY WEDNESDAY 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.

***My early week expectations can be found in the table. I'll work to add more context in tomorrow's update and will hope for some clarity and conclusions for the gameday update this weekend.


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       Expected to Play
Tom Brady Thigh DNP       Expected to Play
Cam Newton Shoulder Limited       Expected to Play
Ben Roethlisberger Not Injury Related DNP       Inactive
Matthew Stafford Finger / Hand Full       Expected to Play
Carson Palmer Not Injury Related DNP       Expected to Play
Ryan Tannehill Knee DNP       Inactive
Tyrod Taylor Groin Full       Inactive
Trevor Siemian Foot Full       Expected to Play / Backup
Blake Bortles Wrist / Shoulder Full       Expected to Play
Tom Savage Knee Full       Expected to Play
Robert Griffin III Concussion DNP       Inactive
Derek Carr Ankle DNP       Inactive

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

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

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

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