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All our week 12 content

Week 12 Players in the News

by Clayton Gray, Exclusive to Footballguys.com


The Latest News

Quarterback

*** Saturday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) has passed all of his concussion tests and will be able to start Week 12.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (NYJ) aggravated a rib injury while lifting weights and stretching earlier this week, which prompted a MRI/CAT Scan that revealed two ribs were broken.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said Michael Vick is not reporting any concussion symptoms and could do some football related activities before the team's Week 12 unless he suffers any setbacks. Vick has entered Phase 2 of his concussion recovery, which means he has been cleared to use the exercise bike at low-impact levels. Vick still has to progress to the point where he's at full speed on the bike, as well as doing other exercises, before he can return to practice.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Colin Kaepernick (SF) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said that reports he's told Colin Kaepernick he's starting in Week 12 are not factual and offered no comment when asked if Kaepernick or Alex Smith knew who the starter would be. "We feel like there's no competitive advantage for us to release that information for our organization and our team," Harbaugh said. "Like any position, we don't get into what the roles going to be and how we're going to use it." It is widely believed that Kaepernick will get the start this weekend.

Running Back

*** Saturday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (OAK) said Friday, Nov. 23, that he has shed the protective boot that he spent more than two weeks in while recovering from a high-ankle sprain. He said he is disappointed that he missed out on the opportunity to be the lead back while Darren McFadden has been sidelined. "You see McFadden go down, and I was the next guy in line," Goodson said. "You kind of want to get out there and show everybody what you can do, and then I go down with an ankle. The exact same injury (as McFadden), the exact same game." Goodson has been ruled out for the Week 12 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Bryce Brown (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Bryce Brown will start at running back Week 12. He said Dion Lewis will also playing time during the game.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Dion Lewis (PHI) said he is looking forward to the possibility of seeing some touches in Week 12 with LeSean McCoy out with a concussion. Bryce Brown is expected to start, with Lewis getting some carries. "I didn't want to see him hurt," said Lewis of McCoy. "But when an opportunity presents itself, you go out and play. And I am excited about that."

*** Saturday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) is out for this weekend's game. Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said LeSean McCoy is still dealing with headaches, dizziness, fatigue, sleep issues and sensitivity to light related to his concussion.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chris Polk (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

Wide Receiver

*** Saturday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (BUF) does not have a reception this season on a pass that's traveled more than 20 yards in the air.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Steve Smith (CAR) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (MIN) will not play this weekend, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. If the wide receiver was even close to healthy, he would have been available, according to a team source.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Denarius Moore (OAK) QB Carson Palmer has targeted Denarius Moore 25 times in their last three games and completed only nine of those passes for 165 yards and one touchdown. In Week 11, Palmer was just 1-for-7 for nine yards throwing to his top wideout. Moore often will cut outside while Palmer is throwing inside; however, head coach Dennis Allen doesn't think their chemistry is getting worse. "Obviously, there's been a couple situations where they haven't been exactly on the same page, but again, I feel like that's part of the process. We're continuing to work every day to make sure we are on the same page," Allen said. Moore leads the team's receivers with 35 receptions for 584 yards and five touchdowns this season; however, he also has five of the team's 22 dropped passes.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jason Avant (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (PHI) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

Tight End

*** Saturday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (MIA) has been downgraded to questionable after originally being listed as probable for Week 12.

Kicker

Offensive Line

*** Saturday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Geoff Hangertner practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Danny Watkins practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G James Carpenter (concussion) is considered probable for the Week 12 game against the Miami Dolphins. However, it will be a game-time decision whether he will start. G John Moffitt has started in the past two games in Carpenter's stead and would likely go again if Carpenter is not deemed ready to start.

Defensive Tackle

*** Saturday Update *** DT Dwan Edwards (CAR) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Ron Edwards (CAR) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Cullen Jenkins (PHI) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

Defensive End

*** Saturday Update *** DE Greg Hardy (CAR) did not practice on Saturday (due to illness) but is still expected to play this weekend.

Inside Linebacker

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Bruce Carter (DAL) will need surgery next week to repair his dislocated elbow.

Outside Linebacker

*** Saturday Update *** OLB James Anderson (CAR) did not practice on Saturday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Antwan Applewhite (CAR) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Thomas Davis (CAR) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Jordan Senn (CAR) partially participated in Saturday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

Cornerback

*** Saturday Update *** CB Orlando Scandrick (DAL) said he is hoping to return from his hand injury by the end of the season; however, at this point it is uncertain if he will return. "Hopefully, I'll be back before the year is over," Scandrick said. "If there is any way I can play, I will be back."

Safety

*** Saturday Update *** S Colin Jones (CAR) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** S Dawan Landry (JAX) was fined $21,000 by the NFL for hitting 'a defenseless player in the head and neck area' in Week 11. The fine is Landry's second in as many games.

General Team News

*** Saturday Update *** TM Denver Broncos (DEN) Broncos tight ends have caught 64 passes this season, already more than in any season since 2008. Jacob Tamme has 34 receptions for 312 yards and a touchdown, while Joel Dreessen has 27 catches for 250 and four touchdowns. Tamme and Dreessen both run well, allowing either to also set up as a slot receiver, or even occasionally as a wideout. "Dreessen and Tamme can play (multiple positions), and that's a big part of our offense," Peyton Manning said. "In certain progressions, those guys are the first read. Coach (Mike) McCoy's done a good job of utilizing those guys, trying to get those guys in (favorable) matchups. Mike tries to move those guys around."

*** Saturday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Friday, Nov. 23, he remains optimistic despite the team's 4-7 record and a poor showing in Week 12. "I never thought we'd be in this position, but we are," Ryan said. "I have to get better right now and we have to get better, and I'm confident we will. We have five games left in the regular season, and I think that we will get better. I know we'll get better."


All the news

Quarterback

*** Friday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Kolb is a few weeks away from returning because of his ribs and shoulder injuries. The injuries are connected and are believed to be fairly significant.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ryan Lindley (ARI) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Ryan Lindley will be the starting quarterback Week 12.

*** Thursday Update *** QB John Skelton (ARI) said he is frustrated with being benched in favor of Ryan Lindley. "Obviously, losing six in a row is frustrating," Skelton said. "What transpired on Sunday and then now, the benching, obviously is frustrating." Lindley, meanwhile, said he is looking to improve as he sees more game action. "I told you guys that my main goal was to just get better every week," Lindley said. "I knew the chips were going to fall as they were. I don't think anybody can predict the future, so I didn't spend much time doing that. I just made sure if it ever happened, I was ready and I got better every week."

QB John Skelton (ARI) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt would not say who the starting quarterback will be for Week 12. John Skelton started Week 11 but was benched in favor of Ryan Lindley. Whisenhunt said Kevin Kolb (ribs) is working his way back from injury. However, Lindley is likely to remain the starter until QB Kevin Kolb (ribs) is able to return. "Statistically, obviously, there's nothing to write home about," Whisenhunt said of the rookie. "But he did a nice job I thought in a lot of areas - managing the game, handling the noise, doing some of the things he needed to do in protection. He looked comfortable in the pocket, made some good throws." Whisenhunt said he's currently undecided on the starting quarterback for Week 12, but he pulled Skelton out of the Week 11 contest after he missed a wide open Larry Fitzgerald in the end zone and said players needed to be held accountable for mistakes.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Ryan (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Ryan (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Ryan (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Ryan said he will not dwell on his five-interception performance in Week 11 and is moving forward. "You can't worry about it," Ryan said. "Part of playing this position in this league is knowing that there will be times when you make mistakes and fall flat on your face. You just have to get up and keep playing and keep throwing." Ryan will have to try not to get so many of his passes tipped. "The batted balls, there were some poor decisions, there were balls going off of receivers hands," head coach Mike Smith said. "It was just one of those games where the ball wasn't going to bounce our way, and it didn't bounce our way. We were able to overcome that."

*** Friday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) has passed all of his concussion tests and will be able to start Week 12.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Coach Lovie Smith said things are looking good for Cutler (concussion) in terms of playing in Week 12 against the Minnesota Vikings. 'He has progressed, which we wanted him to do,' Smith said. 'It's looking good.' Cutler has to pass one final test by an independent neurologist Saturday, Nov. 24. Cutler practiced again Friday, Nov. 23, and was able to do more than the previous day. He's listed as questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice. The Bears expect Cutler (concussion) to start in Week 12, according to sources.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Cutler reiterated Wednesday, Nov. 21, that he's not sure if he'll be able to play in Week 12 as he recovers from a concussion, but he hopes to practice Thursday, Nov. 22. "I don't know, we'll see," Cutler said. "Going through the process, still a few things to go through this week and we'll see how it goes. Got to see some more doctors. Got to go out on the field and make sure you can exert yourself, and it's a personal thing making sure you feel OK." Bears head coach Lovie Smith said Cutler has been cleared to practice but will have to be cleared by an independent neurologist in order to play in a game.

QB Jay Cutler (CHI) said he was feeling good Tuesday, Nov. 20. Cutler said there are still more things that need to be done for him to be cleared, but did not rule himself out for Week 12. "I feel good, I feel good ... as normal as can be," Cutler. "We're going through the process (of being cleared to return). I met with them on Monday morning, the doctor. I've got a few more hoops to jump through, so we'll see how it goes this week."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) owns a 5-0 record with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in Thanksgiving Day games.

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) completed 25 of his 42 pass attempts for 270 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 11 against the San Diego Chargers. Manning passed Hall of Famer QB Dan Marino to move into sole possession of second place on the all-time TD passes list, and he is now tied with former Denver Broncos QB John Elway for second in NFL history with 148 wins.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

QB T.J. Yates (HOU) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Blaine Gabbert (JAX) has been placed on Injured Reserve.

*** Friday Update *** QB Chad Henne (JAX) said he is not feeling pressure as the starting quarterback even though his play likely will determine his future with the team. "There's always pressure on your shoulders, but, hey, we're 1-9. You kind of think how much worse can I do. Let's be loose and let's play with confidence and let's see what we can do as an offense. You're playing for your job, and it's a tough league and you want to stay in the league but you want to make the most of it and see what you can do," Henne said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Chad Henne (JAX) Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday, Nov. 21, Chad Henne has a chance to win the team's starting quarterback job for next season if he plays well in the last six games.

QB Chad Henne (JAX) will start in Week 12, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. Blaine Gabbert will be listed as questionable for the team's Week 12 game with an elbow issue, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. Mularkey said Henne will start against the Tennessee Titans based on a combination of Gabbert's injury and Henne's performance in Week 11.

QB Matt Cassel (KC) Cassel's time as the team's starting quarterback appears to be over after he was pulled in favor of Brady Quinn in Week 11. While head coach Romeo Crennel didn't make a decision publicly, Cassel indicated he knew which way his coach would go. But he wouldn't speculate on what his second benching of the season would mean for his future in Kansas City. "I'm not going to go into that right now," Cassel said. "I don't know what my future holds, but I'm going to continue to be the same guy. I'm going to continue to work hard and do whatever I can to help this team win. It's a tough situation. Anytime you're the quarterback. There is a lot of weight put on you whether it goes good or whether it goes bad."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brady Quinn (KC) The Chiefs have announced Brady Quinn will be the starting quarterback Week 12.

QB Eli Manning (NYG) said he felt better throwing the ball in his first practice after the bye week. "It felt like the ball was coming out where I wanted it to," said Manning, who threw Monday for the first time since last Monday. "I think it definitely had a little bit more pop to it. You take a week off, and it will definitely give it a little bit more fire, so it was good."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (NYJ) aggravated a rib injury while lifting weights and stretching earlier this week, which prompted a MRI/CAT Scan that revealed two ribs were broken.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (NYJ) admitted he has two fractured ribs, and that was the reason he didn't enter the Week 12 game. This locks in Sanchez as the team's starter for the foreseeable future.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play this weekend.

QB Tim Tebow (NYJ) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (OAK) reiterated Wednesday, Nov. 21, that last season was the right time for a change of scenery and he needed to leave the Cincinnati Bengals organization. Palmer faces his former team in Week 12. "It was time," Palmer said. "Anytime you are somewhere for five, six, seven, eight years, sometimes it is just time for a fresh start, a change, something new, and that's obviously what I thought, and obviously, the ownership there didn't - until the last second." Palmer said he informed Bengals owner Mike Brown of his intentions to move on after the 2010 season. "Just a culmination of things," Palmer said. "Some things that I had learned that ownership - just some things that built up over time, and it was just time for a change."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Nick Foles (PHI) will start in Week 12, as Michael Vick continues to recover from a concussion.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said Michael Vick is not reporting any concussion symptoms and could do some football related activities before the team's Week 12 unless he suffers any setbacks. Vick has entered Phase 2 of his concussion recovery, which means he has been cleared to use the exercise bike at low-impact levels. Vick still has to progress to the point where he's at full speed on the bike, as well as doing other exercises, before he can return to practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) did not practice on Friday.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Vick remains the starting quarterback even though he is out with a concussion. "I told you before, Michael is the starting quarterback and that's the way we work it until (he's healthy)," Reid said. "Until he gets healthy then we can't do anything."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) is not expected to play in Week 12. Head coach Andy Reid said Vick was "getting close to Phase 2," which would involve physical exercise. Vick still has a number of hurdles to clear. The result of his Impact test Monday, Nov. 19, was below the baseline. Reid said he would have another test sometime in the next few days.

According to ESPN.com, the Eagles had their doubts about Michael Vick throughout the offseason. They looked into trading up for the No. 2 pick overall, to potentially pick Robert Griffin III, and they arranged a private workout with Ryan Tannehill before using their third-round pick on Nick Foles. The Eagles spent last offseason trying to upgrade at the quarterback position, and are expected to do the same thing this offseason as well.

QB Michael Vick (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick is improving but has not passed his concussion tests at this point.

QB Charlie Batch (PIT) Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that Charlie Batch will start in Week 12. Batch has a 5-2 record in subbing for Ben Roethlisberger through the years.

*** Friday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) suffered shoulder and rib injuries in Week 11. "He sustained some hits, but that's football, particularly when you're talking about this matchup," head coach Mike Tomlin said. "He did a nice job of communicating where he was." Some of Leftwich's teammates recalled that he kept telling everyone he was fine, and Leftwich himself repeated "I'm OK" four times to reporters after the game.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) did not practice on Thursday. Roethlisberger could dress as the emergency quarterback for Week 12; however, for now the team will likely go with Brian Hoyer as the backup to Charlie Batch.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) is reportedly at risk of nerve damage along with previously reported threats to the aorta if he comes back to the lineup too soon. "This is not about being a tough guy," said Dr Clark Fuller, the director of Thoracic Surgery at St. John's Health Center in California. Fuller added that a quarterback's typical throwing motion might prevent a rib injury from healing. "Playing football with a dislocated first rib would put you at severe risk. There are many things to be concerned about, including destroying the nerves in the arm."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Colin Kaepernick (SF) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said that reports he's told Colin Kaepernick he's starting in Week 12 are not factual and offered no comment when asked if Kaepernick or Alex Smith knew who the starter would be. "We feel like there's no competitive advantage for us to release that information for our organization and our team," Harbaugh said. "Like any position, we don't get into what the roles going to be and how we're going to use it." It is widely believed that Kaepernick will get the start this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Colin Kaepernick (SF) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said he will not name a starting quarterback in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints between Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. Smith, however, was wearing a no-contact jersey during practice Friday, which indicates he has not been cleared to play. Also, 49ers CB Donte Whitner said Kaepernick will be the starting quarterback in Week 12.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Colin Kaepernick (SF) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reportedly has opted for Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith in Week 12 is because he wants to find out what he has in Kaepernick. Harbaugh knows Smith isn't hard for opponents to prepare for, and he doesn't have a huge arm. Kaepernick, meanwhile, is a wildly athletic quarterback with clearly improving accuracy, and he is coming off a strong performance in Week 11.

*** Friday Update *** QB Alex Smith (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Alex Smith (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Smith plans to fight for his starting job once he is fully healthy; however, he is supporting Colin Kaepernick as the starter. "If you can't be happy for your teammate's success you're playing the wrong sport. Go play tennis or golf or something," Smith said. "That's ridiculous, I think. That doesn't belong in team sports, in my opinion. It's the quarterback position. It gets a lot of attention. We're going to get talked about."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (SF) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said he believes Alex Smith will be cleared for contact by the end of the week; however, Harbaugh will not yet reveal his starting quarterback for Week 12.

QB Alex Smith (SF) 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said he usually rides the hot hand when it comes to deciding between two quarterbacks, and Harbaugh said both Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick have the hot hand right now.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Jake Locker (TEN) spent extra time at the team facility during the bye week working through soreness after playing his first game in six weeks prior to the off week.

Running Back

*** Friday Update *** RB William Powell (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB William Powell (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB William Powell (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alfonso Smith (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Alfonso Smith (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday. Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is not saying how much playing time Wells will receive Week 12.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday. Wells was activated from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. Wells should be able to take over the starting job eventually for this team. However, LaRod Stephens-Howling has done a good job with an increased role and the Cardinals are likely to use some form of RBBC with both backs.

RB Chris Wells (ARI) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team will activate Chris Wells (toe) from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list and expect him to play Week 12.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Turner (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Turner (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Turner (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday. Jackson has been cleared to play and will return to practice Wednesday, Nov. 21. However, head coach Chan Gailey said C.J. Spiller will receive the start against the Indianapolis Colts. "C.J. will start, but we're still going to play Fred," said Gailey. "It takes two. It does. So Fred will get quite a few snaps, but C.J. will start and get the majority of the snaps."

RB Fred Jackson (BUF) Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Fred Jackson did not practice Monday, Nov. 19, because he has not finished his concussion protocol. Gailey said Jackson should finish the protocol Tuesday, Nov. 20, and is expected to practice Wednesday, Nov. 21. Gailey said Jackson is on track to return this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Corey McIntyre (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Corey McIntyre (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Corey McIntyre (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Bills head coach Chan Gailey said C.J. Spiller will start Week 12 but Fred Jackson will also receive a good amount of carries. Gailey said he was not sure what the rotation will be at this point.

*** Friday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lance Dunbar (DAL) could start if Felix Jones (knee) is unable to play. "I think I'll be ready," Dunbar said. "I've been here long enough to learn the offense and my assignments to help my team win and do whatever they need me to do whenever they need me to do." Dunbar has closed the deal in the fourth quarter during the team's two-game winning streak. He's rushed for a total of 30 yards during that span.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Felix Jones (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play this weekend.

RB Felix Jones (DAL) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said DeMarco Murray has been making "slow progress," and owner Jerry Jones is unsure of when the star running back will return. "We can't get a prognosis that another week's rest will do anything," Jones said. "It's all depending on how he pushes off."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

RB Lawrence Vickers (DAL) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ronnie Hillman (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Hillman (DEN) said he understands that having a bigger workload means he needs to be reliable in pass protection. "You've got to protect Peyton (Manning) a lot longer. I've been in there a lot, but if I do get an extended role, then it's a little more pressure, being able to do everything right every play that I'm there," Hillman said.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Hillman (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ronnie Hillman (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Ronnie Hillman (DEN) will likely get the first crack at carries after the loss of Willis McGahee. However, pass blocking will remain the biggest factor in which running back sees the majority of work with McGahee out. "For a smaller guy, he's pretty feisty in protection," head coach John Fox said about Hillman. "That's the thing that's always hard to learn for a rookie." Lance Ball and Knowshon Moreno could also be mixed in. Moreno has been inactive for the last eight games but hasn't been injured. Hillman is not feeling any stress at the idea of taking over the starting running back job after Willis McGahee (knee) was lost to injury in Week 11. "If my number is called, then it's called and I'll go in and do my job," Hillman said. "There's no kind of stress factor."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (DEN) will be placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season. This is not the season ending Injured Reserve. Instead, he'll be designated to return. If the Broncos make it to the AFC Championship Game then McGahee would be eligible to return.

RB Willis McGahee (DEN) suffered a torn Medial Collateral Ligament in the team's Week 11 game, and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. This injury won't need surgery but McGahee could be lost for the rest of the regular season. John Fox was non-committal when asked who would be the starter in week 12 against the Chiefs. We think Ronnie Hillman will be the featured back with Lance Ball and Knowshon Moreno playing as backups.

*** Friday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) QB Peyton Manning said he sees the injury to Willis McGahee as a great opportunity for Knowshon Moreno. Moreno will split duties with Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball. "He hasn't played, but he will be a part of it. It's going to be a three-man committee," Manning said. "Hey, this is the NFL. You are kind of used to where it doesn't matter what year you are or how old you are. If you're on an NFL roster, you're expected to go in there and contribute and do your job."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) is eligible to return from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list Dec. 9. He said Wednesday, Nov. 21, that surgery still might be a possibility to correct Lisfranc foot damage.

*** Friday Update *** RB John Kuhn (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB John Kuhn (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB John Kuhn (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he is not concerned about Arian Foster's workload, even though is on pace for nearly 400 carries this season. Foster has 65 touches in the last two weeks. "You're right; he's had a lot of carries," Kubiak said. "He's our back, so he's going to carry it. He's having a great year, and he's holding up very well. He seems to get better as we go. We'll keep going, and hopefully, he stays good and healthy." Foster, who leads the league with 249 carries, said he's not wearing down with the heavy workload. "They execute a plan very well," Foster said. "They've had workhorses before, and they know what they're doing. My body feels good. It's actually the best it's felt on a Tuesday. I'm looking forward to the game." Foster needs only 51 yards to become the first rusher in team history with three straight seasons of 1,000 yards rushing.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play this weekend.

RB Ben Tate (HOU) did not practice on Tuesday. Tate, however, went through a hard workout Tuesday, Nov. 20, to help establish his availability for Week 12.

*** Friday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) likely will not play Week 12 but has not been ruled out at this point.

*** Friday Update *** RB Greg Jones (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Greg Jones (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Jalen Parmele (JAX) Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Jalen Parmele will continue to get most of playing time over Rashad Jennings while Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is out.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren Sproles (NO) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend. Bradshaw is usually listed as questionable for games but is listed as probable for Week 12, meaning he likely has improved this week health-wise. "Getting a little healthier, I feel," Bradshaw said. "Getting a little firm on my feet. And I felt good at practice."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) "appeared to be fine today," Monday, Nov. 19, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Bradshaw said he passed his battery of tests last week. "I had like the same symptoms I had second game," Bradshaw said. "It was nothing serious. Just didn't want to risk anything."

RB Shonn Greene (NYJ) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team plans to use a three-man committee at running back with Shonn Greene, Bilal Powell, and Joe McKnight.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

RB Joe McKnight (NYJ) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (OAK) said Friday, Nov. 23, that he has shed the protective boot that he spent more than two weeks in while recovering from a high-ankle sprain. He said he is disappointed that he missed out on the opportunity to be the lead back while Darren McFadden has been sidelined. "You see McFadden go down, and I was the next guy in line," Goodson said. "You kind of want to get out there and show everybody what you can do, and then I go down with an ankle. The exact same injury (as McFadden), the exact same game." Goodson has been ruled out for the Week 12 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Taiwan Jones (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Taiwan Jones (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marcel Reece (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Bryce Brown (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Bryce Brown will start at running back Week 12. He said Dion Lewis will also playing time during the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bryce Brown (PHI) Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Morhinweg confirmed Bryce Brown is expected to start for LeSean McCoy (concussion) in Week 12.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Dion Lewis (PHI) said he is looking forward to the possibility of seeing some touches in Week 12 with LeSean McCoy out with a concussion. Bryce Brown is expected to start, with Lewis getting some carries. "I didn't want to see him hurt," said Lewis of McCoy. "But when an opportunity presents itself, you go out and play. And I am excited about that."

*** Saturday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) is out for this weekend's game. Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said LeSean McCoy is still dealing with headaches, dizziness, fatigue, sleep issues and sensitivity to light related to his concussion.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) is not expected to play in Week 12. McCoy is still in Phase 1 of his recovery, which does not include physical exercise.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said LeSean McCoy (concussion) is still dealing with headaches and will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 21. This is not a good sign for his availability in week 12.

RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said LeSean McCoy seemed less affected by his concussion right after the team's Week 11 game than Michael Vick did following his in Week 10. Reid said he does not regret playing McCoy late in the fourth quarter despite losing the game 31-6 in Week 11. McCoy suffered a concussion with less than two minutes in the game.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chris Polk (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Polk (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Isaac Redman (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Isaac Redman (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Isaac Redman (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Ryan Mathews (SD) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Ryan Mathews (neck) didn't start in Week 11 primarily because Mathews did not practice two days last week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (STL) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Steven Jackson (STL) Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team should have given Steven Jackson more work in the team's Week 11 game. "I think in retrospect, we probably got away - probably should've fed 'Jack' a little more," Fisher said Monday. "I talked to him today about it. But we got behind. When you get behind like we did, you want to close the gap and catch up. But he was running really well. You know, he looks young." The Rams will look to have a better balance of run and pass plays moving forward.

RB Doug Martin (TB) leads the NFL with 1,319 yards from scrimmage this season.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jamie Harper (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jamie Harper (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

Wide Receiver

*** Friday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Cone (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Cone (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Cone (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (BUF) does not have a reception this season on a pass that's traveled more than 20 yards in the air.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Steve Smith (CAR) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (CAR) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Andrew Hawkins (CIN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andrew Hawkins (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Andrew Hawkins (CIN) Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Andrew Hawkins (knee) is being listed as day-to-day.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cooper (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cooper (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cooper (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Miles Austin (DAL) suffered a right hip strain in Week 12 and didn't return to the game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Ogletree (DAL) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Kevin Ogletree (DAL) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Titus Young (DET) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Titus Young (DET) will be inactive in Week 12. Young was sent home from the team's facility Monday, Nov. 19. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Young's action's in the team's Week 11 game were disappointing.

Lions receivers coach Shawn Jefferson was seen yelling at offensive coordinator Scott Linehan on the sideline about Titus Young in the fourth quarter of the Week 11 game against the Green Bay Packers. Jefferson appeared to mouth, "Take him out. I can't do it no more." Young was benched for the team's final three offensive plays on the following series.

Young has now been sent home twice in the past six months due to his immaturity. As mentioned above, he angered receivers coach Shawn Jefferson and the coaching staff in Week 11 late in the fourth quarter. He incorrectly lined up in the slot on a second-down play with the team down 21-20. TE Tony Scheffler was the outside receiver to his left. T Riley Reiff looked up and yelled to Young to get into the correct position, but was ignored. Scheffler tried to get back into the slot, but Young shook him off. As a result of the confusion, T Gosder Cherilus was whistled for a false start.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mardy Gilyard (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donald Driver (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Jennings said Wednesday, Nov. 22, he felt great after practicing for the first time since having surgery Nov. 1 to repair a torn abdominal muscle. Jennings caught balls and ran routes in his limited time at practice, then went inside to run and work on his endurance. "There were some routes I was able to push it," Jennings said. "I pretty much pushed myself to see how much I can take. As far as speed, I got up to full speed on a few routes. Felt really great. My wind is horrible right now so I'm trying to get my wind under wraps. But other than that, I felt great. I felt no pain whatsoever. It's been a long time coming since I could say that." Head coach Mike McCarthy said it would be a stretch if Jennings plays in Week 12, and the receiver does not have a timetable for a return at this point.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Greg Jennings has an outside chance to play against the New York Giants in Week 12.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lestar Jean (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

WR Lestar Jean (HOU) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

WR DeVier Posey (HOU) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (JAX) has been placed on Injured Reserve. Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Robinson's concussion is very serious because it was the fourth concussion he has suffered since the start of the preseason. Mularkey said he hopes Robinson will be able to play again but is not sure if he will.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Stephen Burton (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stephen Burton (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stephen Burton (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (MIN) will not play this weekend, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. If the wide receiver was even close to healthy, he would have been available, according to a team source.

*** Friday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (MIN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend. Harvin was still limping Friday, Nov. 23, and is unlikely to play in Week 12.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (MIN) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Percy Harvin (MIN) did not practice Monday, Nov. 19, following the team's bye week. "Most of the swelling is gone," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "It's just sore and pretty tender right now. So, we'll see how he feels when we come back on Wednesday."

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Jenkins (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

WR Julian Edelman (NE) practiced fully on Tuesday.

Edelman played 52 offensive snaps in Week 12 while Brandon Lloyd played only 34 offensive snaps. Edelman was paired mostly with Wes Welker when the team went to two-receiver sets.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Brandon Lloyd (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Wes Welker (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (NYG) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) has not been on the injury report all week and said he is getting his burst back.

WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) said the extra rest during the bye week has his knee and foot feeling the best they have all season. "I'm pretty close," Nicks said of being 100 percent. "This is as close as I'm gonna be. If this is it, this is 100 percent."

WR Clyde Gates (NYJ) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Edmond Gates (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

WR Stephen Hill (NYJ) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Denarius Moore (OAK) QB Carson Palmer has targeted Denarius Moore 25 times in their last three games and completed only nine of those passes for 165 yards and one touchdown. In Week 11, Palmer was just 1-for-7 for nine yards throwing to his top wideout. Moore often will cut outside while Palmer is throwing inside; however, head coach Dennis Allen doesn't think their chemistry is getting worse. "Obviously, there's been a couple situations where they haven't been exactly on the same page, but again, I feel like that's part of the process. We're continuing to work every day to make sure we are on the same page," Allen said. Moore leads the team's receivers with 35 receptions for 584 yards and five touchdowns this season; however, he also has five of the team's 22 dropped passes.

WR Denarius Moore (OAK) Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Denarius Moore's hamstring injury from training camp is still a factor. Moore reminds us of a young Isaac Bruce. Not only because of his athleticism and skill set as a receiver, but also because of the chronic hamstring problems early in his career. If he can get past these (like Bruce did) then we feel Moore could be a star in the league.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Jason Avant (PHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jason Avant (PHI) did not practice on Friday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (PHI) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (PHI) practiced fully on Friday.

WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) was held without a catch in the team's Week 11 loss. "When you have . . . a guy making his first start in the league, other guys have to elevate their game, and I felt like as a team, we didn't do that," Maclin said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Salas (PHI) The Eagles have claimed Greg Salas off waivers from the New England Patriots. In a corresponding move, the team released WR Mardy Gilyard.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Brown (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Antonio Brown (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Antonio Brown (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) said he's unsure how he'll be used in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns, and he'll be the No. 3 or 4 wide receiver on the depth chart.

WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) WR Jerricho Cotchery suffered broken ribs in Week 11, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. As a result, the Steelers signed Plaxico Burress to a one-year deal Tuesday, Nov. 20. "Plaxico is in very good physical condition, from what I saw," head coach Mike Tomlin said. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (STL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (STL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Austin Pettis (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Arrelious Benn (TB) The Buccaneers announced Thursday, Nov. 22, they have placed Arrelious Benn (shoulder) on Injured Reserve.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Arrelious Benn (TB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Tiquan Underwood (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tiquan Underwood (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tiquan Underwood (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Lavelle Hawkins (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lavelle Hawkins (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

Tight End

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is officially probable. Heap, however, will be a game-time decision for Week 12.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeff King (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeff King (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeff King (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dennis Pitta (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

TE Mike Caussin (BUF) Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Mike Caussin will be placed on Injured Reserve after his knee injury did improve drastically. Caussin started the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list but has been practicing with the team the last three weeks.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Davis (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Davis (CHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Davis (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Richard Quinn (CIN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Richard Quinn (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE John Phillips (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE John Phillips (DAL) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Virgil Green (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Andrew Quarless (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Andrew Quarless (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Andrew Quarless (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE Owen Daniels (HOU) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Coby Fleener (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Coby Fleener (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Coby Fleener (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Steve Maneri (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Steve Maneri (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Steve Maneri (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Moeaki (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Moeaki (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tony Moeaki (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (MIA) has been downgraded to questionable after originally being listed as probable for Week 12.

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) is out for this weekend's game.

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) has had surgery for his broken forearm, according to a league source. He will "probably" be out a few weeks, although an exact timetable for his return remains up in the air. Most medical experts feel this injury will keep Gronkowski out for four to six weeks. It's not a season ending injury and Gronkowski should be back in time for the Patriots playoff run.

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) and Aaron Hernandez play two different positions within the team's offense. There is the traditional 'Y' position, who is 6-foot-5 or taller, at least 255 pounds, can run but absolutely must be a standout blocker. He has to be a viable receiver, but not a great one. There is also the 'F' or flex tight end, who is 6-foot-3 or taller, around 235 pounds, must be able to run and be an excellent pass receiver. He does not need to be a good blocker. If the team wants to stick with that system while Gronkowski is out, Michael Hoomanawanui and Daniel Fells could fill Gronkowski's 'Y' position, while Hernandez and Visanthe Shiancoe would serve as the flex tight ends.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Hernandez will play in the team's Week 12 game against the New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 22, barring any late setbacks.

TE Aaron Hernandez (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice. Barring a setback, Hernandez is expected to return to action in Week 12 against the New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 22. Hernandez said he expects to pick up the slack after Rob Gronkowski suffered a broken arm in Week 11. "Whatever the change is, we've just got to make plays and fill that void that we're going to be missing," Hernandez said. Hernandez is still bothered by an ankle sprain, though, and hasn't played since Oct. 21. A decision on whether Hernandez will play Thursday, Nov. 22, will be made later this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (SD) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (SD) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dante Rosario (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Lance Kendricks (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Lance Kendricks (STL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Logan Paulsen (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE Logan Paulsen (WAS) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

Kicker

*** Friday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Matt Bryant (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Jason Hanson (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

PK Jason Hanson (DET) practiced fully on Tuesday.

PK Mason Crosby (GB) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said following Week 11 he has no plans to release Mason Crosby despite his struggles. "We will continue with Mason," McCarthy said. "We will not blink as far as our commitment to him."

Offensive Line

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Daryn Colledge practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

LS Mike Leach practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Daryn Colledge practiced fully on Thursday.

LS Mike Leach practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Daryn Colledge partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

LS Mike Leach partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) G Joe Hawley will not appeal a four-game suspension for violating the league's ban on performance enhancing drugs. According to his agent, Hawley tested positive for Adderall, a drug used to treat ADHD. "In September, Joe Hawley made a mistake by taking an Adderall pill," his agent said Monday, Nov. 19. "He did not file the paperwork to apply for an exemption for this medication, and now understands the NFL/NFLPA drug policies have strict rules."

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G/T Marshal Yanda practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G Marshal Yanda practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Chris Hairston practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Andy Levitre practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Eric Wood practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Chris Hairston practiced fully on Thursday.

G Andy Levitre practiced fully on Thursday.

C Eric Wood practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Chris Hairston practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Andy Levitre practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Geoff Hangertner practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Friday.

G Geoff Hangartner practiced fully on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Lance Louis practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Lance Louis practiced fully on Thursday.

The Bears are benching T Gabe Carimi, according to multiple sources. Carimi was told that he has lost his starting job Wednesday, Nov. 21, and did not handle the news well. T Jonathan Scott appears to be the leading candidate to take over as the team's starting right tackle.

Updating yesterday's news, G Chilo Rachal became upset after being demoted for G Chris Spencer, so he decided to leave the team, according to multiple sources. Rachal was placed on the Reserve/Left Squad list Wednesday, Nov. 21. Rachal returned to the team's facility Thursday, Nov. 22, one day after quitting the team. Rachal's emotional state is reportedly "very bad."

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Lance Louis practiced fully on Wednesday.

The Bears have placed G Chilo Rachal on the Reserve/Left Squad list. In a corresponding move, the team signed practice squad T James Brown to their active roster. Rachal left the team because of personal reasons.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Jeff Faine practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Jeff Faine partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Jarrod Shaw practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Jarrod Shaw practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Jarrod Shaw practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) C Ryan Cook did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play Thursday night.

C Phil Costa will not play Thursday night.

T Tyron Smith partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday night. Smith did not work with the first-team offense during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Nov. 21. Smith could be active for Week 12 but as a backup to T Jermey Parnell at left tackle.

OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) C/G Ryan Cook did not practice on Tuesday.

C Phil Costa did not practice on Tuesday.

T Tyron Smith partially participated in Tuesday's practice. Smith has a high ankle sprain and is not expected to play in the team's Week 12 game Thursday, Nov. 22, according to team sources. T Jermey Parnell is in line to replace Smith this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Denver Broncos (DEN) Broncos are unlikely to let T Ryan Clady hit the free-agent market after this season despite not being able to work out a new deal before the season. If necessary, Denver is prepared to franchise tag the offensive lineman. Clady is much more comfortable blocking in the team's new passing scheme.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jeff Backus did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play Thursday night. T Riley Reiff said he is ready to start at left tackle in Week 12 if Backus (hamstring) is unable to go. "I'm ready to go," Reiff said. "Any time you get on the field, you gain a little bit more knowledge, a little more experience."

G Rob Sims practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jeff Backus did not practice on Tuesday.

G Rob Sims practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) C Chris Myers practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play Thursday night.

OL Houston Texans (HOU) C Chris Meyers partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

G Jon Asamoah partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Ryan Lilja partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert did not practice on Thursday.

G Jon Asamoah partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Ryan Lilja did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert did not practice on Wednesday.

G Jon Asamoah partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Ryan Lilja did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) G Jon Asamoah (thumb) is expected to return to action in Week 12. The team's makeshift offensive line allowed three sacks and was inconsistent all day. OL Donald Stephenson made his first NFL start at right tackle but finished the game on the left side. T Eric Winston started at right guard and finished at right tackle. T Russ Hochstein made his first start at center and OL Brian Mattison made his team debut at right guard.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) C Mike Pouncey practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) C Mike Pouncey practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Charlie Johnson partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Charlie Johnson did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Charlie Johnson did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) C Dan Connolly partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday night.

G Logan Mankins will not play Thursday night.

C Nick McDonald partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday night.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play Thursday night.

OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

G Logan Mankins did not practice on Tuesday.

C Nick McDonald partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Charles Brown will not play this weekend.

T Zach Strief partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Charles Brown did not practice on Thursday.

T Zach Strief partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Charles Brown did not practice on Wednesday.

T Zach Strief partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Chris Snee practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Chris Snee practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Tuesday.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Tuesday.

G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Tuesday.

OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes (groin) played for the first time since Week 2 in Week 11. "There was a little rust, but I shook it off during practice," Barnes said. "For the most part, I was pleased. I didn't have any pain. I was moving pretty good, and ... and I didn't give up any sacks. I'm bummed about the overall situation, but physically I felt pretty good."

*** Saturday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Danny Watkins practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Danny Watkins practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Jason Peters (Achilles) attended the team's walkthrough Wednesday, Nov. 21, but is not ready to practice at this point. Head coach Andy Reid said there is still a chance Peters could play this season. The team has until Nov. 27, to decide whether to add him to the active roster.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G/T Willie Colon partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

T Marcus Gilbert will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marcus Gilbert did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marcus Gilbert did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) G Tyronne Green did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

G Louis Vasquez practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

The Chargers have placed T Jared Gaither (groin) on Injured Reserve.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jared Gaither did not practice on Thursday.

G Tyronne Green did not practice on Thursday.

G Louis Vasquez practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jared Gaither did not practice on Wednesday.

G Tyronne Green did not practice on Wednesday.

G Louis Vasquez practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G James Carpenter (concussion) is considered probable for the Week 12 game against the Miami Dolphins. However, it will be a game-time decision whether he will start. G John Moffitt has started in the past two games in Carpenter's stead and would likely go again if Carpenter is not deemed ready to start.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G James Carpenter practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G James Carpenter practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G James Carpenter partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL St. Louis Rams (STL) Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday, Nov. 19, that the team will activate C Scott Wells (foot) from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T Byron Stingily practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T Byron Stingily practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

Defensive Tackle

*** Friday Update *** DT Jonathan Babineaux (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Jonathan Babineaux (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Jonathan Babineaux (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Peria Jerry (ATL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Peria Jerry (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Peria Jerry (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DT Vance Walker (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Vance Walker (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Vance Walker (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Terrence Cody (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Terrence Cody (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Haloti Ngata (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Haloti Ngata (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

DT Haloti Ngata (BAL) made it through the Week 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers without aggravating his pre-existing injuries.

*** Friday Update *** DT Marcell Dareus (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Marcell Dareus (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Marcell Dareus (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Spencer Johnson (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Spencer Johnson (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Spencer Johnson (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Kyle Williams (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Kyle Williams (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Kyle Williams (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** DT Dwan Edwards (CAR) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DT Dwan Edwards (CAR) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Saturday Update *** DT Ron Edwards (CAR) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DT Ron Edwards (CAR) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Stephen Paea (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Stephen Paea (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Stephen Paea (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Matt Toeaina (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Matt Toeaina (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Matt Toeaina (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Ahtyba Rubin (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Ahtyba Rubin (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Ahtyba Rubin (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Sean Lissemore (DAL) is out for this weekend's game.

DT Sean Lissemore (DAL) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Jay Ratliff (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play this weekend.

DT Jay Ratliff (DAL) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Nick Fairley (DET) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness) and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Sammie Lee Hill (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

DT Sammie Lee Hill (DET) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Ndamukong Suh (DET) may face disciplinary action after his foot landed in the midsection of Houston Texas QB Matt Schaub during the Week 12 game. On a first-quarter play, Suh was on the ground after being taken down by an offensive lineman when he extended his left foot and it landed below Schaub's belt.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Ndamukong Suh (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

Suh is stilling thinking playoffs despite the team's 4-6 record. "We're still in the race," Suh said. "We made it a lot tougher than we did last year. It's a tough position to be in, but it's a hole that we dug ourselves in, and it's something that we need to take care of if we want to get to the next level. This is a great way to get out of the hole and make some noise. People always say if you want to win a championship, this is the time to get hot."

DT Ndamukong Suh (DET) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Corey Williams (DET) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play this weekend.

DT Corey Williams (DET) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT B.J. Raji (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT B.J. Raji (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT B.J. Raji (GB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Shaun Cody (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

DT Shaun Cody (HOU) partially participated in Tuesday's practice. Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, Nov. 19, that Shaun Cody (back, ribs) will be a game-time decision for the Week 12 game against the Detroit Lions Thursday, Nov. 22.

*** Friday Update *** DT Josh Chapman (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Josh Chapman (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Josh Chapman (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Letroy Guion (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Letroy Guion (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Letroy Guion (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Ron Brace (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

DT Ron Brace (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Kyle Love (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

DT Kyle Love (NE) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Linval Joseph (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Linval Joseph (NYG) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Linval Joseph (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Kenrick Ellis (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

DT Kenrick Ellis (NYJ) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Sione Pouha (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

DT Sione Pouha (NYJ) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Richard Seymour (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Richard Seymour (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Saturday Update *** DT Cullen Jenkins (PHI) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DT Cullen Jenkins (PHI) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Aubrayo Franklin (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Aubrayo Franklin (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Aubrayo Franklin (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Aubrayo Franklin (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DT Clinton McDonald (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Clinton McDonald (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Clinton McDonald (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DT Greg Scruggs (SEA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Greg Scruggs (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Greg Scruggs (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Defensive End

*** Friday Update *** DE Calais Campbell (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Calais Campbell (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Calais Campbell (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE John Abraham (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE John Abraham (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE John Abraham (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Pernell McPhee (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Pernell McPhee (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

DE Pernell McPhee (BAL) had no shot to play in Week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach John Harbaugh. However, Harbaugh said Monday, Nov. 19, that McPhee has a legitimate chance to play in Week 12.

*** Friday Update *** DE Terrell Suggs (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Terrell Suggs (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

DE Terrell Suggs (BAL) Suggs' surgery differed from other Achilles surgeries in that the doctors cut across his leg instead of up and down the leg, which is usually the case. The new surgery is done for a quicker recovery, and this success could mean that other Achilles surgeries are handled similarly in the future.

*** Friday Update *** DE Courtney Upshaw (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Courtney Upshaw (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Mark Anderson (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Mark Anderson (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Mark Anderson (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DE Chris Kelsay (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Chris Kelsay (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Chris Kelsay (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Shawne Merriman (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Shawne Merriman (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Shawne Merriman (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Mario Williams (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Mario Williams (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Mario Williams (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** DE Greg Hardy (CAR) did not practice on Saturday (due to illness) but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DE Greg Hardy (CAR) did not practice on Friday (due to illness).

*** Thursday Update *** DE Charles Johnson (CAR) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** DE Shea McClellin (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Shea McClellin (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Shea McClellin (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Julius Peppers (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Julius Peppers (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Julius Peppers (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Juqua Parker (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Juqua Parker (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Juqua Parker (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Frostee Rucker (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Frostee Rucker (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Frostee Rucker (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Jason Hatcher (DAL) suffered a concussion in Week 12.

*** Friday Update *** DE Robert Ayers (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Robert Ayers (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Robert Ayers (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Derek Wolfe (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Derek Wolfe (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Derek Wolfe (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Cliff Avril (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

DE Cliff Avril (DET) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Jared Crick (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

DE Jared Crick (HOU) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Jesse Nading (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

DE Jesse Nading (HOU) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Antonio Smith (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

DE Antonio Smith (HOU) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Cory Redding (IND) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Cory Redding (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Cory Redding (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** DE Jared Allen (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Jared Allen (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Jared Allen (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Chandler Jones (NE) is out for this weekend's game.

DE Chandler Jones (NE) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Trevor Scott (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

DE Trevor Scott (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Junior Galette (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Junior Galette (NO) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Junior Galette (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Mike DeVito (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

DE Mike DeVito (NYJ) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Jack Crawford (OAK) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Jack Crawford (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Thursday Update *** DE Vinny Curry (PHI) is likely to be active in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers Monday, Nov. 26, according to a team source. The team's second-round pick thought his debut would come earlier. "I'm pretty sure the fans want to know where their (second-round) pick's at," Curry said last week. "I'm wondering the same thing. But it's damn sure not a talent issue. They have their guys set already."

*** Friday Update *** DE Evander Hood (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Evander Hood (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Evander Hood (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday. Hood is dealing with a lumbar spine sprain and will be questionable for Week 12.

*** Friday Update *** DE Red Bryant (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Red Bryant (SEA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** DE Will Tukuafu (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Will Tukuafu (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Eugene Sims (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DE Michael Bennett (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Michael Bennett (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Michael Bennett (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Aaron Morgan (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Aaron Morgan (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Aaron Morgan (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Inside Linebacker

*** Friday Update *** ILB Dannell Ellerbe (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Dannell Ellerbe (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Kelvin Sheppard (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Kelvin Sheppard (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Kelvin Sheppard (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Bruce Carter (DAL) will need surgery next week to repair his dislocated elbow.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Vic Sooto (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Vic Sooto (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Vic Sooto (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Tim Dobbins (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play this weekend.

ILB Tim Dobbins (HOU) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Bradie James (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

ILB Bradie James (HOU) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Darryl Sharpton (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend. Sharpton will start in the team's Week 12 game Thursday, Nov. 22, playing at mo linebacker on the weakside. Sharpton played in 32 defensive snaps in his first game back from the Physically Unable to Perform list in Week 12.

ILB Darryl Sharpton (HOU) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Karlos Dansby (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Karlos Dansby (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Donta Hightower (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

ILB Donta Hightower (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Jerod Mayo (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

ILB Jerod Mayo (NE) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Brandon Spikes (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

ILB Brandon Spikes (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Bart Scott (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

ILB Bart Scott (NYJ) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Tavares Gooden (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Tavares Gooden (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Patrick Willis (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Patrick Willis (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Mario Haggan (STL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Mario Haggan (STL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Mario Haggan (STL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** ILB Colin McCarthy (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Colin McCarthy (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

ILB Colin McCarthy (TEN) practiced in full Monday, Nov. 19, while dealing with a high ankle sprain. "I think the Miami game, he probably played his best since coming back from being hurt," head coach Mike Munchak said. "(The ankle) is something he'll have to deal with until next year. But I think as far as (getting to) the level of being more like himself, I think he's feeling closer."

*** Thursday Update *** ILB London Fletcher (WAS) recorded his 20th interception in the Week 12 game against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 22. He is the third active player, joining Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis and Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher, with 20 career interceptions and 30 career sacks.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB London Fletcher (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he's still unsure if Fletcher will play in the team's Week 12 game Thursday, Nov. 22, with a sprained left ankle. "It matters to London," Shanahan said Tuesday of Fletcher's consecutive games streak. "It matters to us not necessarily the streak, but playing. And there is a reason why he has played all those games, because he plays when he is hurt. And hopefully he will be able to play. But I can't tell you for sure," Shanahan said.

ILB London Fletcher (WAS) did not practice on Tuesday. Despite injuries suffered in Week 11, London Fletcher (ankle) is expected to play in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 22.

Outside Linebacker

*** Friday Update *** OLB Sean Weatherspoon (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Sean Weatherspoon (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Sean Weatherspoon (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Brendon Ayanbadejo (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Brendon Ayanbadejo (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB James Anderson (CAR) did not practice on Saturday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Antwan Applewhite (CAR) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Antwan Applewhite (CAR) did not practice on Friday .

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Thomas Davis (CAR) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Thomas Davis (CAR) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Jordan Senn (CAR) partially participated in Saturday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Jordan Senn (CAR) did not practice on Friday .

*** Friday Update *** OLB Lance Briggs (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Lance Briggs (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Lance Briggs (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Ashlee Palmer (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

OLB Ashlee Palmer (DET) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Terrell Manning (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Terrell Manning (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Terrell Manning (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Clay Matthews (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Clay Matthews (GB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Clay Matthews (GB) did not practice on Wednesday. Matthews (hamstring) is doubtful for Week 12, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Erik Walden (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Erik Walden (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Erik Walden (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Brooks Reed (HOU) will miss three to four weeks because of the groin injury he suffered Week 12. He will not need surgery to repair the injury.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Dwight Freeney (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Dwight Freeney (IND) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** OLB Austin Spitler (MIA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Austin Spitler (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Tracy White (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

OLB Tracy White (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Ramon Humber (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Ramon Humber (NO) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** OLB Keith Rivers (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Keith Rivers (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Keith Rivers (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OLB Keith Rivers (NYG) was involved in a car accident last week in California and suffered a knee injury, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Rivers wasn't at practice Monday, Nov. 19. Coughlin hopes the injury is just a knee bruise, but Rivers is being evaluated by doctors.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Jacquian Williams (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Jacquian Williams (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Jacquian Williams (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Calvin Pace (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

OLB Calvin Pace (NYJ) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Stevenson Sylvester (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Stevenson Sylvester (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Stevenson Sylvester (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Larry English (SD) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Larry English (SD) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Larry English (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** OLB K.J. Wright (SEA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB K.J. Wright (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB K.J. Wright (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Aldon Smith (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Aldon Smith (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

OLB Aldon Smith (SF) was credited with five sacks in the Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 19. The sack total was the most ever in a Monday Night Football game.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Dekoda Watson (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Xavier Adibi (TEN) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Xavier Adibi (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Cornerback

*** Friday Update *** CB Jamell Fleming (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Jamell Fleming (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Jamell Fleming (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB William Gay (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB William Gay (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB William Gay (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Gregory Toler (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Gregory Toler (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Gregory Toler (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Christopher Owens (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Christopher Owens (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Christopher Owens (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Asante Samuel (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Asante Samuel (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Asante Samuel (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Chris Johnson (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** CB Jimmy Smith (BAL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** CB Ron Brooks (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Ron Brooks (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Ron Brooks (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Leodis McKelvin (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Leodis McKelvin (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Leodis McKelvin (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Justin Rogers (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Justin Rogers (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Justin Rogers (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Aaron Williams (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Aaron Williams (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Aaron Williams (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Adam Jones (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Adam Jones (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Terence Newman (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Terence Newman (CIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Joe Haden (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Joe Haden (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Joe Haden (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

CB Joe Haden (CLE) did everything he could before the game Sunday, Nov. 18, and the decision to make him inactive came right down to the wire.

*** Friday Update *** CB Dimitri Patterson (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Dimitri Patterson (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Dimitri Patterson (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Buster Skrine (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Buster Skrine (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Buster Skrine (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Mike Jenkins (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

CB Mike Jenkins (DAL) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Orlando Scandrick (DAL) said he is hoping to return from his hand injury by the end of the season; however, at this point it is uncertain if he will return. "Hopefully, I'll be back before the year is over," Scandrick said. "If there is any way I can play, I will be back."

*** Thursday Update *** CB Orlando Scandrick (DAL) suffered a broken left hand in the Week 12 game against the Washington Redskins and likely will need surgery, according to a source.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Champ Bailey (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** CB Omar Bolden (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Omar Bolden (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Omar Bolden (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Tracy Porter (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Tracy Porter (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Tracy Porter (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Drayton Florence (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

CB Drayton Florence (DET) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Chris Houston (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

CB Chris Houston (DET) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Jacob Lacey (DET) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play this weekend.

CB Jacob Lacey (DET) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Sam Shields (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Sam Shields (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Johnathan Joseph (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play this weekend.

CB Johnathan Joseph (HOU) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Brice McCain (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

CB Brice McCain (HOU) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Vontae Davis (IND) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Vontae Davis (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Vontae Davis (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Teddy Williams (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** CB Dwight Lowery (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Dwight Lowery (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Rashean Mathis (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Rashean Mathis (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB William Middleton (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB William Middleton (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** CB Jimmy Wilson (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Jimmy Wilson (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Chris Cook (MIN) said he expects to play again this season after suffering a broken arm earlier in the year. He is currently on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list and is eligible to play Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** CB Antoine Winfield (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Antoine Winfield (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Antoine Winfield (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Elbert Mack (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Elbert Mack (NO) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Elbert Mack (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Aaron Berry (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

CB Aaron Berry (NYJ) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Byron Maxwell (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Byron Maxwell (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Byron Maxwell (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** CB Tarell Brown (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Tarell Brown (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** CB Chris Culliver (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Chris Culliver (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

CB Anthony Gaitor (TB) will return to practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, and could play in a game as soon as Week 13.

*** Friday Update *** CB Leonard Johnson (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** CB Eric Wright (TB) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Eric Wright (TB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Eric Wright (TB) did not practice on Wednesday .

CB Eric Wright (TB) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said Eric Wright (ankle) is being listed as week-to-week.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Josh Wilson (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

CB Josh Wilson (WAS) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

Safety

*** Friday Update *** S Justin Bethel (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Justin Bethel (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Justin Bethel (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Kerry Rhodes (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Kerry Rhodes (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Kerry Rhodes (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Charles Mitchell (ATL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** S Charles Mitchell (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Charles Mitchell (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S James Ihedigbo (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S James Ihedigbo (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Bernard Pollard (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Bernard Pollard (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Ed Reed (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Ed Reed (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

S Ed Reed (BAL) had his one game suspension for repeated violations of the safety rules lifted on appeal. Reed's punishment was reduced to a $50,000 fine.

*** Friday Update *** S Jairus Byrd (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Jairus Byrd (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Jairus Byrd (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Da'Norris Searcy (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Da'Norris Searcy (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Da'Norris Searcy (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** S Colin Jones (CAR) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** S Colin Jones (CAR) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** S Reggie Nelson (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Reggie Nelson (CIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Raymond Ventrone (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** S Raymond Ventrone (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S Raymond Ventrone (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S T.J. Ward (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S T.J. Ward (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S T.J. Ward (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Danny McCray (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

S Danny McCray (DAL) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S Charlie Peprah (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

S Charlie Peprah (DAL) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S Erik Coleman (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

S Erik Coleman (DET) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Louis Delmas (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

S Louis Delmas (DET) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Charles Woodson (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Charles Woodson (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Quintin Demps (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

S Quintin Demps (HOU) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Antoine Bethea (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Antoine Bethea (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Antoine Bethea (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** S Dawan Landry (JAX) was fined $21,000 by the NFL for hitting 'a defenseless player in the head and neck area' in Week 11. The fine is Landry's second in as many games.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Patrick Chung (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

S Patrick Chung (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Steve Gregory (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

S Steve Gregory (NE) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Corey White (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** S Corey White (NO) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S Corey White (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S Kenny Phillips (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

Phillips won his appeal and had his $30,000 unnecessary roughness fine from September overturned Friday, Nov. 23. He's scheduled to play in Week 12 for the first time since spraining his medial collateral ligament in his knee Sept. 30. "I haven't hit anyone in forever," Phillips said. "It kept me from getting fined, which is a good thing, kept a little money in my pocket. But I'm looking forward to getting back out there and having some fun."

*** Thursday Update *** S Kenny Phillips (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Kenny Phillips (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Tyler Sash (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Tyler Sash (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S LaRon Landry (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

S LaRon Landry (NYJ) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Tyvon Branch (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Tyvon Branch (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Will Allen (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Will Allen (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Will Allen (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Troy Polamalu (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Troy Polamalu (PIT) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S Troy Polamalu (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S Atari Bigby (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Atari Bigby (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Atari Bigby (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S Dashon Goldson (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Dashon Goldson (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** S C.J. Spillman (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S C.J. Spillman (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** S Darian Stewart (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** S Ahmad Black (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** S Ahmad Black (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Ahmad Black (TB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S Cody Grimm (TB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** S Cody Grimm (TB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** S Cody Grimm (TB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** S Al Afalava (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Al Afalava (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

S Brandon Meriweather (WAS) was placed on Injured Reserve after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the team's Week 11 game. Meriweather will need ligament reconstruction surgery on his right knee, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Meriweather is expected to need at least six months of recovery time. His surgery will be sometime in the next two weeks.

General Team News

TM Atlanta Falcons (ATL) The Atlanta Falcons released DE Ray Edwards early last week because the lineman refused to join a team meeting after the team's Week 10 loss. Edwards sat alone at his locker and ignored head coach Mike Smith's request to join the rest of the team.

TM Carolina Panthers (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he expects to remain the team's head coach for the rest of the season based on a conversation he had with owner Jerry Richardson.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Texans LB Bradie James, who played previously with the Dallas Cowboys, said the difference between the two franchises is ownership; in particular, owner and general manager Jerry Jones' craving for the spotlight. "It's the organization as a whole and that starts with (Texans owner) Bob McNair and his approach," James said. "He's not on TV every week. I mean, it is what it is. He's around, and it starts with that guy. With the owner, that trickles down to everyone, from the players to the equipment manager. You really gotta see it to believe it."

*** Saturday Update *** TM Denver Broncos (DEN) Broncos tight ends have caught 64 passes this season, already more than in any season since 2008. Jacob Tamme has 34 receptions for 312 yards and a touchdown, while Joel Dreessen has 27 catches for 250 and four touchdowns. Tamme and Dreessen both run well, allowing either to also set up as a slot receiver, or even occasionally as a wideout. "Dreessen and Tamme can play (multiple positions), and that's a big part of our offense," Peyton Manning said. "In certain progressions, those guys are the first read. Coach (Mike) McCoy's done a good job of utilizing those guys, trying to get those guys in (favorable) matchups. Mike tries to move those guys around."

TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) RB Jamaal Charles showed support for head coach Romeo Crennel following Week 11 despite the team's 1-9 record. "I don't know what the outcome is, what you're going to get if you keep on changing head coaches," Charles said. "If you keep doing that, he can't get the right players here. I feel if you stay with one system and continue to get players, I feel you can be successful. If (Crennel) is here for one year, you just can't kick him out because he's not having a good year. Let him get his stuff together and have a couple of years, then we can have a successful year." It's a nice move by Charles, and not a surprising one. Crennel's popularity with his players was one of the reasons why he was hired as the full time head coach in the first place. Regardless of his popularity we expect major changes for the Chiefs this offseason. Both Crennel and GM Scott Pioli could be looking for work next year.

*** Friday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) P Brandon Fields practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) P Brandon Fields practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TM New England Patriots (NE) The Patriots have activated T Markus Zusevics from the Non-Football Injury list and has been added to the active roster. In a corresponding move, the team released WR Greg Salas.

*** Saturday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Friday, Nov. 23, he remains optimistic despite the team's 4-7 record and a poor showing in Week 12. "I never thought we'd be in this position, but we are," Ryan said. "I have to get better right now and we have to get better, and I'm confident we will. We have five games left in the regular season, and I think that we will get better. I know we'll get better."

TM Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid will remain at his post for the team's Week 12 game, according to a high-ranking team source. When asked if he thinks he will keep his job the rest of the season, Reid said, "We need to get ready for the Monday night game; that's what we're going to do."

*** Friday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) P Mike Scifres practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) P Mike Scifres practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) P Mike Scifres practiced fully on Wednesday.