Gameday Injury Expectations: Week 5

What to expect from this week's injured players

UNDERSTANDING THE NFL'S INJURY REPORT

The injury report released by the NFL is actually two reports. The first is the Practice Participation report, which lists which injured players were able to practice and how much. It also includes players who rested or missed practice for non-injury related reasons. The second is the Game Status Report, which gives the probability a player will play, i.e. Questionable, Doubtful, Out. The Practice Participation Report is released every day of the week (Monday through Saturday). The Game Status Report is released with the Friday participation report (Wednesday for Thursday games, Saturday for Monday games).

In this feature, I'll include the Game Status Listing, my expectation of their likelihood to play, and the player's practice participation throughout the week.

Key:

PLAYER | INJURY | GAME STATUS LISTING | FOOTBALLGUYS EXPECTATION

Practice Participation Listing by Day

* = playing on Monday night

I'll also include a table at the bottom of the article for easy reference.

Here's the latest on every relevant injured player on the practice participation and game status report this week:


QUARTERBACK

Marcus Mariota | Hamstring | Questionable | Inactive

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thursday - Limited | Friday - Limited

Mariota wants to play this week and he's optimistic he'll be able to play. The Titans allowed Mariota to speak with the media after practice on Friday and he told reporters, "If I'm able to move around, hand the ball off, and drop back, I'll definitely play." 

Unfortunately, what a player wants to do and what a player's injured body is able to do are often two different things.

Mike Mularkey told reporters on Thursday that Mariota would have to prove he was mobile enough to protect himself in the pocket and execute the team's game plan. At no point this week did Mariota show he could do that. Including Friday's limited practice, Mariota was only seen doing light throwing drills without much movement before going in for treatment. Mularkey has said the team will be smart with their decision. It's unlikely Mariota improves enough to play if he hasn't made much progress in the first five days after his injury.

I still believe he's on the doubtful side of questionable. If he does play, expect no designed runs or rollouts, no scrambling, and less downfield accuracy than usual.

***Sunday AM Update: Both Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport tweeted Mariota is not expected to play today. Rapoport tweeted Mariota was given an early timetable of 2-4 weeks, which suggests a higher grade injury and one the Titans will undoubtedly choose to rehab in the hopes of a Week 6 return rather than risk aggravation and a longer recovery time.

***Sunday AM Update: Mariota is inactive.

Derek Carr | Back | Questionable | Unlikely to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - DNP | Thursday - Limited | Friday - Limited

Ian Rapoport did a television interview on Friday and reported Carr was "truly questionable" and said there was a "chance" he could play this week.

Don't bet on it.

An isolated transverse process fracture is not a long-term injury. It's not a weight-bearing bone and it doesn't have to fully heal before a player can be cleared for contact. But it's still a painful injury and often causes spasm of attached muscles. It's possible Carr can play through these limitations against Baltimore. But it's pushing the limits of expectation -- both Tony Romo and Cam Newton needed two weeks to recover and missed a game each -- and may put Carr's availability at risk in the future. With divisional matchups against the Chargers and Chiefs in Week 6 and 7, I expect the Raiders to rest Carr and allow him more time to recover.

***Sunday AM Update: Both Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport tweeted Carr is not expected to play today.

*Sam Bradford | Knee | Questionable | Likely Inactive

Practice Participation: Thurs - Limited | Fri - Limited | Sat - Limited

The Vikings won't officially update Bradford's chances of playing Monday night but Mike Zimmer told reporters Saturday his quarterback wasn't significantly improved since Thursday's practice. Bradford returned to light individual drills this week but continues to throw without running or any pocket movement. He's shown no evidence he can protect himself in the pocket. Every game is important but risking a limited Bradford in Week 5 against Chicago with another division matchup against contender Green Bay in Week 6 doesn't make sense.

***Sunday AM Update: Stacey Dales reported this morning Bradford had taken the majority of first-team reps and has a chance to start. That's not consistent with any video, beat writer reports, or comments from Zimmer this week but notable nonetheless. I still think it's a stretch for Bradford to play but I'll adjust his expectation to game-time decision to account for this morning's note.

Others of note: Cam Newton (shoulder), Alex Smith (ankle), Blake Bortles (shoulder), Josh McCown (shoulder), and Ben Roethlisberger have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


RUNNING BACK

MELVIN GORDON | KNEE | Not Listed | Active

Practice Participation: Wed - Full | Thurs - Full | Fri - Full

Gordon fully practiced this week and is expected to see a full workload. Last week, there was some concern the Chargers would lighten Gordon's usage by giving Branden Oliver more passing down snaps and change-of-pace work. Although Gordon had only ten rushes, the Chargers had only 13 total rushing attempts and his limited duty was game script dependent rather than game plan dependent. Oliver has been declared out with a hamstring injury this week. The light Week 4 duty, a full week of practice, and the absence of Oliver all argue strongly for a high workload for Gordon.

Jay Ajayi | Knee | Not Listed | Active

Practice Participation: Wed - Full | Thurs - DNP | Fri - Full

Ajayi had a day off on Thursday but otherwise fully practiced as the Dolphins continue to limit his practice time during the week. Miami followed through on plans to rest Ajayi on some passing downs last week against the Saints and he played on just 62% of the team's offensive snaps. For comparison, Ajayi played 94% of Miami's snaps in Week 2, then 52% in the two-score loss to the Jets in Week 3.

The Dolphins are at home this week against the Titans. Ajayi remains the primary back in all base offense and red zone alignments and will see as much workload as the game script allows. 

Carlos Hyde | Hip | Not Listed | Active

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Full

Hyde has been limited in practice with an oblique muscle strain over the past two weeks but it hasn't limited his workload and performance much. Hyde out-snapped Matt Brieda 56 to 14 last week after being listed questionable. He returned to a full practice on Friday and is not listed on the team's game status report this week. Breida is also expected to play through an ankle injury; he shouldn't be seen as any more of a threat than last week.

Ty Montgomery | Ribs | Doubtful | Likely Inactive

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Limited

The Packers sounded optimistic this week but likely knew Montgomery would be doubtful -- at best -- from the start of practice this week. Montgomery practiced with a padded vest all week but multiple rib fractures are too limiting to play through in less than two weeks. Expect Montgomery to be on the inactive list on Sunday.

Wendell Smallwood | Knee | Questionable | Inactive

Practice Participation: Wed - DNP | Thurs - DNP | Fri - DNP

Smallwood is reportedly dealing with swelling in his right knee. Les Bowen reported the condition is likely related to residual laxity in Smallwood's knee after last season's MCL sprain. If that's accurate, Smallwood's absence shouldn't be extended but he'll be at risk of a flare-up in future weeks. It's unlikely Smallwood will play after not practicing all week but the Eagles did not add another running back to the roster. Consider Smallwood a game-time decision but I think he's more doubtful than questionable.

Others of note: LeSean McCoy (wrist), Ezekiel Elliott (chest), Leonard Fournette (ankle), Ameer Abdullah (ankle), Jonathan Stewart, Frank Gore, Jamaal Williams (knee), Marlon Mack (shoulder), Jerick McKinnon (ankle), Orleans Darkwa (back), and Matt Breida (ankle) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. Matt Forte (toe), Branden Oliver (hamstring), Paul Perkins (ribs), and Dwayne Washington (quad) have been declared out, with C.J. Prosise (ankle) doubtful and likely inactive. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


WIDE RECEIVER

Odell Beckham | Ankle / Finger | Not Listed | Active

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited |Thurs - Limited | Fri - Limited

Images of Beckham's dislocated index finger weren't for the squeamish last week but the injury isn't a major issue. Beckham may not be attempting one-handed catches with his left hand this week but the finger can be taped and protected and shouldn't limit him much. I had more concern for the late fourth quarter aggravation of his mid-grade high ankle sprain. Thankfully, the tweak proved to be a minor setback and Beckham showed enough in a full week of limited practice to keep himself off the game status report. While he may not be 100% recovered, Beckham has played 123 snaps and been targeted 28 times over the past two weeks. He looks to be healthy enough for another significant workload.

Doug Baldwin | Groin | Not Listed | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - DNP | Thurs - Full | Fri - Full

Baldwin was limited to just 69% of Seattle's offensive snaps last week. After Wednesday's DNP, there was reason to worry the Seahawks would again need to limit their top receiver. Baldwin returned to a full Thursday and Friday practice -- something the Seahawks have not done with veteran players with injury concerns this season -- and is not listed on the game status report. Barring an unexpected setback during pregame warmups, Baldwin should be ready for his pre-injury workload this week.

Michael Crabtree | Chest | Not Listed | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Full | Fri - Full

Crabtree's lung contusion healed and he was cleared for contact by mid-week. There's no indication Crabtree suffered any other bony or soft tissue injury to the area overlying his lung injury and the full Thursday and Friday practices are reassuring. Expect Crabtree to see his usual number of routes run and targets.

Davante Adams | Concussion | Questionable | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Limited

Adams traveled to Dallas on Saturday after clearing the concussion protocol and will play this week. Some may question how Adams was able to practice in pads earlier this week and clear protocol so quickly after a violent hit and losing consciousness last Thursday. It's important to remember the medical community no longer grades concussions. Loss of consciousness used to suggest a higher-grade injury. Studies of athletes who suffer concussions show other symptoms are associated with a higher risk of prolonged recovery -- amnesia, in particular. Whatever symptoms Adams may have had cleared quickly enough to allow him to progress through the later exercise stages of the protocol by mid-week. The Packers' medical staff, who are known to be cautious and deliberate, felt comfortable sending Adams to an independent neurologist and he's been cleared. Hopefully, Adams will avoid future injury.

Tyrell Williams | Neck | Questionable | Active

Practice Participation: Wed - Full | Thurs - Full | Fri - Full

Jeremy Maclin | Hand | Questionable | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Full | Thurs - Full | Fri - Full

It's odd to see players listed questionable after a full week of practice. Both the Ravens and Chargers have a history of using the questionable tag as probable in some cases. There's been no indication Maclin or Williams are at risk of missing this week's game. Both should see their usual workload with minimal risk of in-game aggravation.

John Brown | Quad | Questionable | active

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Limited

In his first game after missing time with recurrent quad soreness, Brown played 53 snaps. More importantly, he was able to practice all week. The Cardinals will likely continue to limit Brown's practice reps and his game usage but expect him to continue to see 60-70% of Arizona's offensive snaps.

J.J. Nelson | Hamstring | Questionable | Active

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Limited

Nelson has been limited in practice and listed questionable in each of the past three weeks. Expect him to be active. Nelson played fewer snaps last week, however, and is at risk of continued rotation this week.

Marqise Lee | Ribs | Questionable | Active

Practice Participation: Wed - DNP | Thurs - DNP | Fri - Limited

Doug Marrone was encouraged by Lee's limited Friday practice but acknowledged Lee's injury was painful. Lee did not speak with the media and has been listed questionable. He's still considered a game-time decision as of Saturday afternoon. The Jaguars ruled out starting center Brandon Linder due to illness on Saturday but did not downgrade Lee before their trip to Pittsburgh. Expect the medical staff to evaluate Lee in pregame and decide if pain management and added padding will be enough for Lee to play effectively.

Marquise Goodwin | Concussion | Questionable | Active

Practice Participation: Wed - Limited | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Limited

Goodwin has an extensive history of concussions but progressed quickly through the return-to-play protocol this week. Kyle Shanahan told reporters he would "be surprised if [Goodwin] wasn't ready to go" this week.

Kenny Britt | Knee / Groin | Doubtful | Inactive

Practice Participation: Wed - DNP | Thurs - DNP | Fri - DNP

The Browns listed Britt doubtful after he missed practice all week and Hue Jackson sounding pessimistic on the wide receiver's status. Expect Britt to be inactive.

Others of note: Sammy Watkins (illness), Amari Cooper (knee), Kelvin Benjamin (knee), Brandon Marshall (toe), Robby Anderson, Brandon LaFell (knee) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. Jordan Matthews (thumb), Corey Davis (hamstring), Kenny Golladay (hamstring), John Ross (knee), and Mike Williams (back) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


TIGHT END

Benjamin Watson | Calf | Questionable | Likely to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - DNP | Thurs - DNP | Fri - Full

Watson followed the same practice participation last week and played over 40 snaps against the Steelers. I expect Watson to be active again this week.

Others of noteJimmy Graham (ankle), Charles ClayJesse James (shoulder), and Tyler Kroft (neck/knee) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. Tyler Eifert (back), Jack Doyle (concussion, neck) and Maxx Williams (ankle) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


DEFENSIVE PLAYER NOTES

EDGE:

The Browns will have Myles Garrett for the first time this week. It's unlikely he'll play full time right away but he's had two weeks of practice and should be able to contribute immediately.

Jason Pierre-Paul was adamant he'd play through his chronic shoulder issues. Olivier Vernon told reporters he wanted to play but sounded resigned to the possibility he'd need time to recover after aggravating his ankle sprain in last week's game.

Cliff Avril has been declared out and may not be able to return immediately after Seattle's Week 6 bye either.

DEFENSIVE LINE:

Mike Daniels told reporters he was good to go. He'll give the Green Bay front a big boost.

LINEBACKER:

Jatavis Brown managed only a limited Friday practice and is questionable at best. Anthony Lynn would only say Brown would be evaluated at game time.

Sean Lee is reportedly doing everything possible to play this week but managed only light work on the rehab field. He's unlikely to play. The Cowboys are expected to get Anthony Hitchens back.

Jarrad Davis is out of the concussion protocol but listed on this week's injury report with a neck injury. He's likely to play but was inactive in a similar situation last week.

DEFENSIVE BACK

Kurt Coleman is the only notable list to this week's list of inactive defensive backs. Jeremy Lane and Lamarcus Joyner are unlikely to play.


OFFENSIVE LINE NOTES

Key Starters Declared Out:

  • D.J. Humphries-ARI
  • Ryan Kalil-CAR
  • Brandon Linder-JAC
  • Laurent Duvernay-Tardif-KC
  • Mitch Morse-KC
  • Weston Richburg-NYG

Key Starters with Unknown Status:

  • Cordy Glenn-BUF (ankle) -- Likely to Play
  • Matt Kalil-CAR (groin) -- Game-time Decision
  • Tyron Smith-DAL (back) -- Game-time Decision
  • David Bakhtiari-GB (hamstring) -- Game-time Decision
  • Bryan Bulaga-GB (ankle) -- Game-time Decision
  • Joe Barksdale-LAC (foot) -- Likely to Play
  • Gabe Jackson-OAK (foot) -- Game-time Decision
  • Marcus Gilbert-PIT (hamstring) -- Likely Inactive

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

Quarterbacks
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Marcus Mariota Ten Hamstring Limited Limited  Limited Questionable Inactive
Derek Carr Oak Back DNP Limited Limited Questionable Unlikely to Play
*Sam Bradford* Min Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely Inactive
Cam Newton Car Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Active
Andrew Luck Ind Shoulder Limited DNP Limited Declared Out Inactive
Alex Smith KC Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Blake Bortles Jac Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Josh McCown NYJ Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Ben Roethlisberger Pit Not Injury Related DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Running Backs
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
LeSean McCoy Buf Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Ezekiel Elliott Dal Chest Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Melvin Gordon LAC Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Jay Ajayi Mia Knee Full DNP Full Not Listed Active
Carlos Hyde SF Hip Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
*Jordan Howard* Chi Shoulder MNF Not Listed Not Listed Not Listed Expected to Play
Leonard Fournette Jac Ankle Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Ty Montgomery GB Ribs Limited Limited Limited Doubtful Likely Inactive
Ameer Abdullah Det Ankle Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Frank Gore Ind Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP DNP Not Listed Active
Jonathan Stewart Car Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP Full Not Listed Active
Matt Forte NYJ Knee / Toe DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jamaal Williams GB Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Likely to Play
Wendell Smallwood Phi Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable Inactive
Marlon Mack Ind Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Active
*Jerick McKinnon* Min Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Likely to Play
Branden Oliver LAC Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Matt Brieda SF Ankle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
C.J. Prosise Sea Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Orleans Darkwa NYG Back Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Paul Perkins NYG Ribs Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Mike Tolbert Buf Thumb Full Not Listed Not Listed Not Listed Active
Dwayne Washington Det Quad DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
DeAndre Washington Oak Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Wide Receivers
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Odell Beckham NYG Finger / Ankle Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Active
Doug Baldwin Sea Groin DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Michael Crabtree Oak Chest Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Davante Adams GB Concussion Limited Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Amari Cooper Oak Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kelvin Benjamin Car Knee DNP Limited Limited Not Listed Active
Sammy Watkins LAR Illness DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jeremy Maclin Bal Hand Full Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Brandon Marshall NYG Toe Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
John Brown Ari Quad Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
J.J. Nelson Ari Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Mike Williams LAC Back Limited Limited Limited Declared Out Inactive
Tyrell Williams LAC Neck Full Full Full Questionable Active
Jordan Matthews Buf Thumb DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Marqise Lee Jac Ribs DNP DNP Limited Questionable Active
Robby Anderson NYJ Not Injury Related DNP DNP Full Not Listed Active
Marquise Goodwin SF Concussion Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Kenny Golladay Det Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
John Ross Cin Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Brandon LaFell Cin Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Curtis Samuel Car Back Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
Kenny Britt Cle Knee / Groin DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Sammie Coates Cle Hamstring Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
Corey Davis Ten Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Tight Ends
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jimmy Graham Sea Ankle DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Charles Clay Buf Not Injury Related DNP Not Listed Not Listed Not Listed Active
Tyler Eifert Cin Back DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Tyler Kroft Cin Neck / Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Jesse James Pit Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
Jack Doyle Ind Concussion Limited Limited DNP Declared Out Inactive
Benjamin Watson Bal Calf DNP DNP Full Questionable Likely to Play
Maxx Williams Bal Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Offensive Line
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
D.J. Humphries Ari Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Alex Boone Ari Chest Limited Limited Limited Questionable Inactive
Cordy Glenn Buf Ankle Limited Limited Full Questionable Active
Ryan Kalil Car Neck DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Matt Kalil Car Groin Not Listed DNP DNP Questionable Active
Trai Turner Car Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Tyler Larsen Car Shoulder DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
*Hroniss Grasu* Chi Hand Limited Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Trey Hopkins Cin Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Joe Thomas Cle Knee DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Kevin Zeitler Cle Thumb Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Tyron Smith Dal Back Limited DNP DNP Questionable Game-time Decision
La'el Collins Dal Ankle Full Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
T.J. Lang Det Back DNP Limited DNP Questionable Active
Travis Swanson Det Ankle Limited Limited Full Questionable Active
David Bakhtiari GB Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Bryan Bulaga GB Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Xavier Su'a-Filo Hou Knee Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Ryan Kelly Ind Foot Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Brandon Linder Jac Illness DNP Limited Limited Declared Out Inactive
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif KC Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Mitch Morse KC Foot DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Eric Fisher KC Back Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Joe Barksdale LAC Foot DNP Limited Full Questionable Active
Matt Slauson LAC Tricep Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Russell Okung LAC Groin Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Jamon Brown LAR Groin Limited DNP Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
John Sullivan LAR Not Injury Related DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Andrew Whitworth LAR Not Injury Related DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Mike Pouncey Mia Hip Full DNP Full Not Listed Active
Weston Richburg NYG Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
John Jerry NYG Hamstring Not Listed Not Listed DNP Questionable Active
Brian Winters NYJ Abdomen Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Knee / Back Full Full Full Not Listed Active
James Carpenter NYJ Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Gabe Jackson Oak Foot DNP DNP Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Ramon Foster Pit Thumb DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Marcus Gilbert Pit Hamstring Full DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Luke Joeckel Sea Knee DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Rees Odhiambo Sea Chest Full DNP Full Not Listed Likely to Play
Joe Staley SF Not Injury Related DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Edge Players
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Terrell Suggs Bal Not Injury Related Not Listed Not Listed DNP Not Listed Expected to Play
Shaq Lawson Buf Groin Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Mario Addison Car Knee DNP DNP Limited Questionable Active
Julius Peppers Car Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Questionable Active
Myles Garrett Cle Ankle Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Active
Charles Tapper Dal Foot Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Ezekiel Ansah Det Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Nick Perry GB Hand Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
J.J. Watt Hou Finger Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Whitney Mercilus Hou Ankle Not Listed Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Dee Ford KC Back DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jason Pierre-Paul NYG Shoulder / Knee DNP DNP Limited Questionable Active
Olivier Vernon NYG Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable Inactive
Mario Edwards Oak Back DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Vinny Curry Phi Not Injury Related Not Listed Not Listed DNP Not Listed Active
Bud Dupree Pit Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Cliff Avril Sea Neck DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Defensive Line
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kyle Williams Buf Thumb DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Marcell Dareus Buf Ankle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
Star Lotulelei Car Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
*Akiem Hicks* Chi Foot Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Danny Shelton Cle Calf DNP Limited Limited Not Listed Active
Haloti Ngata Det Shoulder DNP Limited DNP Questionable Active
Mike Daniels GB Hip Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Malik Jackson Jac Groin Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
Bennie Logan KC Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Leonard Williams NYJ Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Fletcher Cox Phi Calf DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Stephon Tuitt Pit Biceps DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Linebackers
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Karlos Dansby Ari Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
Lorenzo Alexander Buf Not Injury Related DNP Not Listed Not Listed Not Listed Active
Ramon Humber Buf Thumb DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Thomas Davis Car Rib DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
*Nick Kwiatkoski* Chi Chest DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Unlikely to Play
Jamie Collins Cle Concussion DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Chris Kirksey Cle Groin Not Listed Not Listed Full Not Listed Active
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Questionable Likely Inactive
Anthony Hitchens Dal Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jarrad Davis Det Neck Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Tahir Whitehead Det Pectoral Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Joe Thomas GB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Anthony Walker Ind Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Jatavis Brown LAC Ankle DNP DNP Limited Questionable Active
*Eric Kendricks* Min Illness Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jordan Hicks Phi Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Ryan Shazier Pit Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
NaVorro Bowman SF Not Injury Related DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Reuben Foster SF Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Defensive Backs
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
E.J. Gaines Buf Groin Limited Limited DNP Questionable Inactive
Micah Hyde Buf Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable Active
Kurt Coleman Car Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Adam Jones Cin Hip Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Dre Kirkpatrick Cin Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Derrick Kindred Cle Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Glover Quin Det Groin Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Davon House GB Quad Limited Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Kevin Johnson Hou Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Marcus Burley Hou Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Matthias Farley Ind Quad DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Jalen Ramsey Jac Ankle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
Lamarcus Joyner LAR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Janoris Jenkins NYG Ankle DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Jamal Adams NYJ Ribs Full Full Full Not Listed Active
David Amerson Oak Concussion Limited Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Ronald Darby Phi Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Rodney McLeod Phi Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Sean Davis Pit Ankle DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Michael Mitchell Pit Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Jeremy Lane Sea Groin DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Richard Sherman Sea Groin DNP Full Full Not Listed Likely to Play
Earl Thomas Sea Knee DNP DNP Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Eric Reid SF Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Johnathan Cyprien Ten Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive

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

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