Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 8

A review of the late week practice report

KEY THURSDAY MEDIA UPDATES

***Stefon Diggs traveled to London with the team and fully practiced on Thursday. While he wouldn't confirm he was playing this weekend -- he told reporters his status was up to Mike Zimmer and the medical staff -- he said he was close to returning last week and was ready to play this week. If his groin strain responds well to Thursday's full practice, he may be able to play without limitation this week. Hope for a full practice on Friday so we'll not have to divine whether Diggs will be limited if he's active.

***Sean Payton said Michael Thomas did not have a significant or long-term injury before his limited practice today. He's likely to play.

***Golden Tate practiced again this week and said he had no limitations in his shoulder and was continuing to work on his range of motion and strength. It's not yet clear whether he'll be cleared for contact this week but he's trending toward playing. The news is not as reassuring on Kenny Golladay, who was held out of practice on Thursday after a limited Wednesday workout.

***There was no news on Melvin Gordon after Thursday's practice. The Chargers have become one of the league's most under-reported teams this year. Still, the local reporters have had some information whenever there's been any concern on Gordon, who has played every week he's been on the injury report. I don't believe there's anything to worry over with Gordon but I'll be monitoring Friday developments closely.

***Emmanuel Sanders was talking to the media on Thursday but only cleared to run on the side and continue rehab today. He has an extra day to prepare for Monday night.

***As feared, Myles Garrett was ruled out with a concussion and will not make the trip to London.

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.

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

Quarterbacks
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Cam Newton Car Shoulder Limited Full     Expected to Play
Jameis Winston TB Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Andrew Luck Ind Shoulder DNP DNP     Inactive
Jacoby Brissett Ind Thumb Full Full     Expected to Play
Josh McCown NYJ Back Full Full     Expected to Play
Case Keenum Min Chest Limited Full     Expected to Play
Sam Bradford Min Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Running Backs
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Melvin Gordon LAC Foot Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Tevin Coleman Atl Knee Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Jonathan Stewart Car Toe Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Christian McCaffrey Car Wrist Full Full     Expected to Play
Rob Kelley Was Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Chris Thompson Was Toe Full Full     Expected to Play
Matt Forte NYJ Knee Full Limited     Expected to Play
C.J. Prosise Sea Ankle DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Wendell Smallwood Phi Knee Full Full      Likely to Play
*Charcandrick West* KC Concussion MNF Full     Likely to Play
Wide Receivers
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Stefon Diggs Min Groin/Ankle Limited Full     Expected to Play
Michael Thomas NO Knee DNP Limited     Expected to Play
Golden Tate Det Shoulder Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Alshon Jeffery Phi Groin Full Full     Expected to Play
*Emmanuel Sanders* Den Ankle MNF DNP     Awaiting Information
Kelvin Benjamin Car Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Devin Funchess Car Hamstring Limited Full     Likely to Play
Danny Amendola NE Knee DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Robby Anderson NYJ Ankle Limited Full     Expected to Play
Willie Snead NO Hamstring Full Full     Likely to Play
Curtis Samuel Car Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Markus Wheaton Chi Groin DNP DNP     Inactive
*Albert Wilson* KC Knee MNF Full     Expected to Play
Tyler Boyd Cin Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
John Ross Cin Knee Full Full     Likely to Play
Michael Floyd Min Hamstring Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Laquon Treadwell Min Toe Full Full     Expected to Play
Kenny Britt Cle Knee/Groin Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
JuJu Smith-Schuster Pit Concussion Full Full     Likely to Play
Kenny Golladay Det Hamstring Limited DNP     Awaiting Information
Marquise Goodwin SF Back Limited DNP     Awaiting Information
Tight Ends
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Charles Clay Buf Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Antonio Gates LAC Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Ed Dickson Car Ankle DNP Full     Likely to Play
Vance McDonald Pit Knee DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Offensive Line
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Richie Incognito Buf Ankle DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Cordy Glenn Buf Foot/Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Ryan Kalil Car Neck DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Matt Kalil Car Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Trai Turner Car Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Kyle Long Chi Ankle DNP Full     Expected to Play
Hroniss Grasu Chi Hand Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Tyron Smith Dal Back/Hip DNP Limited     Likely to Play
*Menelik Watson* Den Calf MNF Limited     Awaiting Information
*Donald Stephenson* Den Calf MNF DNP     Awaiting Information
Greg Robinson Det Ankle DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
T.J. Lang Det Back Full Full     Expected to Play
Chris Clark Hou Calf DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Xavier Su'a-Filo Hou Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Ryan Kelly Ind Knee/Pelvis DNP Limited     Awaiting Information
*Laurent Duvernay-Tardif* KC Knee MNF Limited     Awaiting Information
*Mitch Morse* KC Foot MNF Full     Awaiting Information
Joe Barksdale LAC Foot/Ankle DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Riley Reiff Min Knee DNP Full     Expected to Play
Nick Easton Min Calf Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Terron Armstead NO Shoulder DNP Limited     Expected to Play
Larry Warford NO Abdomen DNP DNP     Inactive
Brandon Shell NYJ Neck DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
James Carpenter NYJ Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Brian Winters NYJ Abdomen Full Full     Expected to Play
Marshall Newhouse Oak Foot Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Marcus Gilbert Pit Hamstring DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Justin Britt Sea Ankle DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Luke Joeckel Sea Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Joe Staley SF Knee DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Trent Brown SF Concussion DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Brandon Fusco SF Biceps DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Spencer Long Was Knee DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Brandon Scherff Was Knee/Back DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Trent Williams Was Knee DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Morgan Moses Was Ankle Limited DNP     Awaiting Information
Edge Players
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Myles Garrett Cle Concussion DNP DNP   Declared Out Inactive
Ezekiel Ansah Det knee Limited Limited     Expected to Play
*Justin Houston* KC Knee MNF Limited     Likely to Play
Brandon Graham Phi Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Preston Smith Was Groin DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Defensive Line
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
*Derek Wolfe* Den Hand/Foot MNF DNP     Awaiting Information
*Bennie Logan* KC Knee MNF Full     Expected to Play
Corey Liuget LAC Back Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ Shoulder/Foot DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Leonard Williams NYJ Wrist Full Full     Expected to Play
Stephon Tuitt Pit Back DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Michael Bennett Sea Heel DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Linebackers
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Duke Riley Atl Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Deion Jones Atl Ankle Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Ramon Humber Buf Thumb DNP DNP     Inactive
Preston Brown Buf Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Luke Kuechly Car Concussion Full Full     Likely to Play
Kevin Minter Cin Elbow DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Jamie Collins Cle Shoulder Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring Full Full     Expected to Play
Dylan Cole Hou Hamstring DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
John Simon Ind Neck DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Donta Hightower NE Shoulder DNP DNP IR Injured Reserve Injured Reserve
Cory James Oak Knee Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Mychal Kendricks Phi Hamstring Full Full     Expected to Play
Ray-Ray Armstrong SF Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Rueben Foster SF Ankle/Ribs Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Zach Brown Was Back DNP Full     Expected to Play
Mason Foster Was Shoulder Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Defensive Backs
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
E.J. Gaines Buf Hamstring DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Jordan Poyer Buf Knee DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Kurt Coleman Car Knee Full Full     Likely to Play
Sherrick McManis Chi Hamstring DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Darqueze Dennard Cin Shoulder Limited Full     Expected to Play
Adam Jones Cin Back Limited Full     Expected to Play
Jason McCourty Cle Ankle DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Jabrill Peppers Cle Toe DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Glover Quin Det Concussion Full Full     Expected to Play
Kevin Johnson Hou Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
Tramaine Brock Min Hamstring Limited Full     Expected to Play
Eric Rowe NE Groin DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Stephon Gilmore NE Concussion/Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Morris Claiborne NYJ Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Marcus Maye NYJ Back Full Full     Expected to Play
David Amerson Oak Foot DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Karl Joseph Oak Groin Limited DNP     Awaiting Information
Ronald Darby Phi Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Earl Thomas Sea Knee DNP DNP     Expected to Play
Jeremy Lane Sea Groin Full Limited     Expected to Play
Eric Reid SF Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Brent Grimes TB Shoulder DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Josh Norman Was Rib Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Bashaud Breeland Was knee Full Full     Expected to Play 

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

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