Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 6

A review of the late week practice report


***Derek Carr is a near lock to play this week. The Raiders sound pleased with what Carr has been able to do in practice. While he may be limited and considered a game-time decision after Friday's practice, expect him to play without much limitation. The Titans are not as publicly optimistic with Marcus Mariota, with Mike Mularkey telling reporters he hasn't done enough to be cleared to play yet. Mariota won't be fully healthy this week but his practice participation suggests he's doing enough to play. The Titans play Monday night but I think we'll hear enough through Sunday morning to know whether Mariota will play.

***There were multiple reasons to consider Travis Kelce doubtful last night. Today, the Chiefs said Kelce would return to a limited practice. He was then seen in pads and listed as a full participant. It's not clear whether Kelce was cleared for contact but he was definitely in pads. Sport-specific exercise is the final stage of the return-to-play protocol before clearance for contact. Since Kelce has reached that point on Thursday, he's looking more likely to be ready this week. We'll see how Kelce responds to the full practice overnight.


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