Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 5

A review of the late week practice report

KEY THURSDAY MEDIA UPDATES

***Mike Mularkey told reporters Marcus Mariota did not do much more in practice on Thursday than Wednesday and frequently reiterated the team would be "smart" in approaching his availability. Mariota has managed only stationary throws in individual drills. Mularkey said Mariota needed to show more mobility to ensure he could be effective and protecting himself in the pocket. Though the Titans have said Mariota could play without practicing, nothing about his practice participation over the past 48 hours suggests he'll be able to play this week. Consider him well to the doubtful side of questionable.

***The Packers have remained optimistic on Ty Montgomery since late last week. He's worn a protective vest in practice and Mike McCarthy said he looked good on Wednesday. However, I'm not sure I'm buying Montgomery's availability yet. Beat writers didn't see Montgomery in the media portion of practice, McCarthy said the team needed to continue to evaluate his progress, it's very likely Montgomery has more than one broken rib, and Green Bay's medical staff is known to lean conservative. Expect to see a limited Friday practice with little clarity through the weekend as we await the Schefter-Rapoport Sunday reporting.

***Davante Adams was cleared to participate in another limited practice in pads on Thursday. He's not yet been cleared for contact but has progressed to the final stages of the return-to-play protocol. The Packers must still decide to send him to the independent neurologist for clearance but the medical staff looks to be preparing for that eventuality. We should have a good idea of Adams' status by Saturday.

***Michael Crabtree fully participated in practice on Thursday. The Raiders didn't officially update his condition but I doubt the medical staff would have cleared him for full drills if there was concern about his injury. Tomorrow's participation and media availability will be critical but Crabtree is trending toward being active this week.

***Sam Bradford returned to individual drills on Thursday but still looks limited and is unlikely part of this week's game plan. I expect him to be inactive on Monday. If he continues to show progress, there's a chance he could return in Week 6.


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

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

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