Gameday Injury Expectations: Week 3

What to expect from this week's injured players

UNDERSTANDING THE NFL'S INJURY REPORT

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

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

Key:

PLAYER | INJURY | GAME STATUS LISTING | FOOTBALLGUYS EXPECTATION

Practice Participation Listing by Day

* = playing on Monday night

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

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


QUARTERBACK

Sam Bradford | Knee | Declared Out | Inactive

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

Bradford was allowed to practice on Wednesday and Thursday, leading to hope he would be able to return to play this week. Although he appeared to be able to hop and change directions on light throwing drills on Thursday and wasn't nearly as stiff as he looked during last Sunday's pre-game warmup, the limited practice video I saw showed no indication he was comfortable enough to protect himself in the pocket. Even if he hadn't missed practice Friday to visit Dr. James Andrews, I think the Vikings would have limited his practice and ruled him out.

The Vikings and Bradford have yet to confirm details on the injury. Tom Pelissero -- a long time Vikings' beat writer before going national -- reported the injury as a bone bruise. Ian Rapoport suggested the concern was cartilage related in a television interview. Bradford responded to a reporter's question vaguely but interestingly this week by intimating he's been given a specific diagnosis but can't yet be sure if the injury will become a lingering concern.

I think Bradford likely has a bone bruise and it's in an area where there's concern about the cartilage overlying that part of the bone and protecting the joint. Pelissero has said the injury isn't structural. That's probably partially accurate in the sense that Bradford's ligaments are intact and no bones are injured to the point of requiring surgery. But a bone bruise to an area that involved cartilage almost always means there's a concern for arthritis in the longer term. A trip to the surgeon who has seen the inside of Bradford's knee twice, examined him many times, and knows the subtleties of his imaging studies makes sense.

Given that Bradford has struggled to recover in two weeks and sought additional opinions, I think it's unlikely we see enough interval improvement for him to return in Week 4. In fact, it won't surprise to see the Vikings choose rehab over practice next week.

CAM NEWTON | SHOULDER/Ankle | NOT LISTED | Expected to Play

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

Newton's ankle injury was awkward but consistent with a lower grade low ankle sprain. He may be limited around the pocket and it's unlikely the Panthers will risk Newton's usual number of designed runs. While there's a risk of aggravation during the game, there's no indication Newton will not start against the Saints.

Others of note: Ben Roethlisberger and Blake Bortles (wrist) practiced this week and will play without limitation. Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


RUNNING BACK

Melvin Gordon III | Knee | Questionable | Expected to Play

Practice Participation: Wed - Not Listed | Thurs - Limited | Fri - Limited

Gordon was added to the injury report with a knee injury on Thursday. He returned to a limited Friday practice. Head coach Anthony Lynn told reporters he expects Gordon to play and beat writer Eric Williams tweeted he expects no change in the distribution of touches in the Chargers' backfield. I'll watch for notes overnight into Sunday morning but it would appear Gordon can be trusted to see his usual workload.

***Sunday Morning Update: Gordon is expected to play this morning.

Jay Ajayi | Knee | Questionable | Expected to Play

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

Ajayi fully practiced last week after being listed with a knee injury last week. The two mid-week missed practices were worrisome for a player who has had past knee concerns but there was no undercurrent of concern in Miami this week. After a full Friday practice, it's likely the Dolphins decided to give Ajayi extended rest this week in the hopes he'll again be available for 25+ touches if needed.

Jordan Howard | Shoulder | Not Listed | Expected to Play

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

Howard played through a painful shoulder injury last week and didn't look comfortable. He left the locker room in a sling, prompting concerns about missed games and a more severe injury than originally anticipated. Howard ended his media silence on Monday and told reporters he was disappointed in his play and minimized the injury. After a full Friday practice, the Bears took Howard off the injury report. Howard will play this week. However, there remains a risk of aggravation this week and the shadow of Tarik Cohen continues to creep over Howard's upside.

DeMarco Murray | Hamstring | Questionable | Limited if Active

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

Aggravated hamstring strains do not recover quickly. Had Murray not worked back slowly from a preseason injury, the Titans' claim of caution last week may have held more water. Murray was unable to do more than a limited Friday practice and Mike Mularkey's post-practice comments were not reassuring. Mularkey told reporters, "It's the kind of injury you watch and see how he wakes up in the morning...We've been pretty smart to this point. We're not going to subject anybody to further injury."

Murray was clearly limited in practice this week and did not talk to the media on Friday. Mularkey admits Murray isn't healthy and says he's not going to subject players to a risk of aggravation. Murray has already aggravated the injury at least once and the Titans have a healthy and productive Derrick Henry ready to go. I don't believe Murray will play this week and should be considered questionable for Week 4.

***Sunday Morning Update: Overnight, Adam Schefter tweeted Murray is "more than likely" to play today. Ian Rapoport had a similar report this morning. If active, there's been no indication Murray is healthy enough to assume his usual workload. Yet to participate in pregame workouts, it's possible Murray's status changes later this morning.

Rob Kelley | Rib | Questionable | Likely to Play

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

In his Friday media session, Jay Gruden didn't discuss Kelley's status other than to say a decision would be made Sunday. Kelley was able to take part in practice all week and told reporters he would play. Fighting through the rib cartilage injury will be painful and Kelley could miss a few plays or multiple series with an aggravation.

***Sunday Morning Update: Adam Schefter reports Kelley is not expected to play today.

Terrance West | Calf | Questionable | Active / Likely limited

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

After two missed practices this week, I expected West to miss this week's game. The Ravens had under-reported injuries frequently this season and appeared to be doing the same with West after he left last week's game with a soft tissue injury. West fully practiced Friday and traveled to England with the team. There's very little in the media on West's status heading into Sunday morning. The Ravens play at 9:30 AM ET. We'll know West's status very early Sunday morning.

Others of note: LeSean McCoy, Jonathan Stewart, Frank Gore, Matt Forte (knee), Chris Thompson (back), and DeAndre Washington (hamstring) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and expected to play without limitation. Rex Burkhead (ribs), Marlon Mack (shoulder), and Dwayne Washington (quad) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


WIDE RECEIVER

ODELL BECKHAM | ANKLE | Not Listed | expected to Play

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

Beckham was taken off the team's game status report this week. He suffered no aggravation of injury after 34 snaps and over 20 routes on Monday night but is not yet fully recovered. Beckham told reporters he expects to play more this week but hinted he wasn't comfortable cutting in all directions yet. He'll continue to struggle on some routes but should be more successful moving laterally this week. I believe we'll see Beckham play 40-50 snaps this week and see more targets. Whether he can take advantage against Philadelphia is a tougher question but he inching closer to his pre-injury ceiling.

Jordy Nelson | Quadriceps | Questionable | Expected to Play

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

The Packers listed Nelson questionable but his full week of practice is the stronger data point. Always leaning conservative, the Green Bay medical staff realizes Nelson's injury isn't likely to limit him but hasn't fully healed. There's a low chance of a weekend setback but the Packers are acknowledging the minimal risk of a pregame issue. Expect Nelson to play with additional padding over his thigh this week and he should play without limitation.

Randall Cobb | Shoulder | Doubtful | Likely Inactive

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

Cobb hasn't been ruled out but he will not play. The Thursday DNP after telling the media he remained in a lot of pain on Wednesday was a telling development. Hopefully, resting Cobb this week will allow enough healing to allow him to return to practice next week and play.

Danny Amendola | Concussion / Knee | Questionable | Expected to Play

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

Amendola spoke with reporters on Friday, confirming it was the concussion rather than the knee injury that kept him out of last week's game. He said he's "good to go" and will play. His confidence suggests there will be no limitations in his snap count.

Chris Hogan | Knee | Questionable | Expected to Play

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

Like Amendola, Hogan is expected to be active and play. Despite limping through most of last week's game, Hogan managed 65 snaps and played into the fourth quarter. There's no indication he will be limited on Sunday but the return of Amendola may affect Hogan's snap count and targets.

Jarvis Landry | Knee | Questionable | expected to play

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

DeVante Parker | Ankle | Questionable | expected to play

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

Both Landry and Parker returned to full Friday practices and are expected to play. Landry was listed with a sore knee last week and was given an extra day off again this week after a 62 snap, 15 target effort in Week 2. There was no indication of concern from the Dolphins on either receiver this week and both should see their usual workloads.

*J.J. Nelson | Knee | Questionable | Likely to play

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

The Saturday practice participation and game status reports have not yet been released. Beat reporters were reassured with Nelson's body language in the media portion of Friday's practice. I'll officially update Gresham's status after the NFL releases the report.

***Saturday Night Update: The Cardinals listed Nelson questionable but there are no updates on his likely availability. For now, I'll continue to rely on Friday's reassuring tweets, but this needs continued monitoring overnight into Sunday morning.

Josh Doctson | Hamstring | Not Listed | Expected to Play

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

Doctson was finally able to return to a full week of practice. Though Washington continued to list him on the injury report, Doctson is not on the game status report. Jay Gruden told reporters last week Doctson would be limited during games until he proved he could be trusted with a full week of practice. That hurdle has been cleared. If Gruden's previous statements were accurate, Doctson could see more than the 20/63 and 29/71 snaps he played in the first two games. Don't expect many more, however, as Washington has said they'll use Ryan Grant in rotation.

Bennie Fowler | Concussion | Questionable | Likely to Play

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

As of Friday, Fowler had yet to clear the team's concussion protocol. Some teams have an independent neurologist available on Saturday and the limited notation on Friday leaves some chance Fowler will play but he's clearly on the doubtful side of questionable.

***Sunday Morning Update: Adam Schefter reported this morning Fowler is expected to play.

Others of note: Doug Baldwin, Amari Cooper (knee), Demaryius Thomas (hamstring), Kelvin Benjamin (knee), Robby Anderson (knee), Paul Richardson Jr (finger), Allen Hurns (shoulder), Kendall Wright (shoulder) and Kenny Britt (knee) have fully practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and expected to play without limitation. John Brown (quad), Corey Davis (hamstring), Mike Williams (back), John Ross (knee), and Will Fuller V (shoulder) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


TIGHT END

Rob Gronkowski | Groin | Questionable | Expected to Play

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

We've heard Gronkowski preach caution or speak less often to the media with injuries before. It's reassuring to hear him continue to tell the media his groin strain is a minor issue. He's said he's "good to go" and "ready" to play after a good week of practice in which he felt he got "good quality reps" in preparation to play. Gronkowski remains at risk of an in-game aggravation and his groin strain could limit some routes but he looks ready to see his usual workload.

Jimmy Graham | Ankle | Questionable | Likely active but limited

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

Graham's mechanism of injury was consistent with a high ankle sprain. On Wednesday, Pete Carroll didn't sound optimistic on Graham's availability and the missed practice on Thursday had Graham looking doubtful at best. That negative trend has Graham's full Friday practice looking like a clear and unexpected outlier.

Carroll's press conference comments on Friday were specific and reassuring. He told reporters, “He did really well today. He made it through the whole practice and did everything. He practiced fully. He’ll be all right.” That's a strong endorsement and it's hard to argue against Graham being inactive Sunday afternoon. However, making it through a full game without aggravation within one week of a limiting high ankle sprain is a tough ask. The full Friday practice and late afternoon start make Graham the toughest call of the weekend. My gut says he'll be active and more limited than you'd expect of a full Friday participant. But we've seen similar players produce when part of a condensed game plan. The Titans linebackers and safeties are not elite coverage defenders, which may also work in Graham's favor.

I expect Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport to update Graham's status by early Sunday morning. I'll update here then.

***Sunday Morning Update: There are no new reports on Graham this morning unfortunately. I'll stick with my initial expectation above and adjust with any further reports today.

Jordan Reed | Rib / Sternum | Questionable | game-time decision

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

I'm never confident in projecting Reed's status. There are times when he appears limited in practice and isn't optimistic when discussing his status, then plays a full complement of snaps and plays productively. Other times, Reed sounds comfortable but his play doesn't match his statements.

This week, the reports are confusing. First, Reed was reported to have an AC joint sprain, then an SC joint sprain, then a chest contusion, and was eventually listed with a rib and sternum injury. He has told reporters he has full range of motion in his shoulder and feels good but also says he feels worse with this injury than last year's AC sprain -- an injury which significantly limited him last year.

I think Reed has an SC joint sprain. That fits with the rib/sternum listing and matches a report earlier in the week. It also jives with Reed's assertion he's not had anything like this before and has made it difficult for him to describe his status. Both Reed and Jay Gruden see this as a game-time decision. That's enough for me to believe Reed will be limited if he plays and will be in the tough-to-project category of a player who may see 3-5 high leverage targets only. Unlike the Seahawks, who don't have a robust depth chart behind Jimmy Graham, Washington has veterans Vernon Davis and Niles Paul in reserve.

As of Saturday afternoon, I'd lean toward Reed playing in high-leverage situations with a reasonable chance of doing more. But it won't be shocking to see Reed inactive either. I'll have more after the Sunday morning reports from Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport.

***Sunday Morning Update: Adam Schefter tweeted Reed remains a game-time decision but is "more unlikely to play."

Evan Engram | Concussion | Not Listed | Expected to play

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

Engram practiced this week and reportedly cleared the concussion protocol on Friday. Clearance by an independent neurologist hasn't been confirmed but the Giants did not list Engram on the game status report. He's expected to be active.

*JERMAINE GRESHAM | RIBS | Limited | Questionable

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

The Saturday practice participation and game status reports have not yet been released. The overall trend with Gresham was positive through Friday evening. I'll officially update Gresham's status after the NFL releases the report.

Saturday Night Update: Gresham was again limited and has been listed questionable. He has a better chance to play than last week but will be limited if active

Others of note: Charles Clay (knee), Zach Miller, Jared Cook (shoulder), Jesse James (ankle), Ryan Griffin (concussion), Jeff Heuerman (shoulder) have fully practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and expected to play without limitation. Tyler Eifert (back) and Maxx Williams (ankle) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive players in Monday's column.


DEFENSIVE PLAYER NOTES

EDGE:

There are no critical game-time decisions among the edge players listed on this week's game status report. Vic Beasley Jr (hamstring), Nick Perry (hand), T.J. Watt (groin), and Myles Garrett (ankle) will again be inactive. A handful of key edge players were rested this week but all returned to their usual practice participation and are expected to see their usual snap counts.

DEFENSIVE LINE:

Stephon Tuitt is officially questionable but is expected to play a rotational role in his return from a torn biceps tendon.

Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Friday and is officially a game-time decision. I lean toward him being active on Sunday.

Gerald McCoy (ankle) is also listed questionable but is expected to play. He practiced fully on Friday and has told the media he'll play.

Marcell Dareus (ankle) and Mike Daniels (hip) will not play this week.

LINEBACKER:

Kwon Alexander (hamstring) could not practice this week and will not play -- and his Week 4 is now in doubt. Kendall Beckwith will move inside and likely play every down.

Deone Bucannon (ankle) has likely done enough in practice to be active but will play a limited role if he plays.

Mason Foster (shoulder) will try to play with a harness to limit the risk of another shoulder dislocation this week.

Jamie Collins Sr (concussion), B.J. Goodson (shin), Jarrad Davis (concussion), and Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral) will not play this week. Collins will be replaced by a committee of players, with Joe Schobert continuing in an every-down role in the middle. Calvin Munson again gets the call replacing Goodson. Jalen Reeves-Maybin will play on early downs for Jarrad Davis with Tahir Whitehead moving inside. Paul Worrilow will see some passing down snaps for Detroit. Donta Hightower (knee) is likely to be inactive.

DEFENSIVE BACK:

San Diego's Jason Verrett (knee), Houston's Kevin Johnson (knee), and Green Bay's Davon House (quad) join the long list of cornerbacks already missing time. The Saints will be without both Sterling Moore (chest) and Marshon Lattimore (concussion). The Giants' Janoris Jenkins (ankle) and Colts' Vontae Davis (groin) have a chance to play but are likely on the doubtful side of questionable.


OFFENSIVE LINE NOTES

Key Starters Declared Out:

  • Cordy Glenn-BUF (foot/ankle)
  • Ryan Kalil-CAR (neck)
  • D.J. Humphries-ARI (knee)
  • Ryan Schraeder-ATL (concussion)
  • Jeff Allen-HOU (ankle)
  • Ryan Kelly-IND (foot)
  • Zach Strief-NO (knee)
  • Terron Armstead-NO (shoulder)
  • Mitch Morse-KC (foot)
  • Brian Winters-NYJ (abdomen)
  • Marcus Gilbert-PIT (illness/hamstring)

Key Starters with Unknown Status:

  • Mike Iupati-ARI (triceps) >>> Game-time Decision
  • Tom Compton-CHI (hip)
  • Garrett Bolles-DEN (lower leg) >>> Likely Inactive
  • Travis Swanson-DET (ankle/knee)
  • Bryan Bulaga-GB (ankle) >>> Likely Active
  • David Bakhtiari-GB (hamstring) >>> Likely Inactive
  • Marcus Cannon-NE (concussion) >>> Likely Inactive

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

 
Quarterbacks
 
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sam Bradford Min Knee Limited Limited DNP Declared Out Inactive
Cam Newton Car Shoulder/Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
*Carson Palmer Ari Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Andrew Luck Ind Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Blake Bortles Jac Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Ben Roethlisberger Pit Not Injury Related DNP Full Full Not Listed Active

Running Backs
 
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
LeSean McCoy Buf Not Injury Related DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Melvin Gordon III LAC Knee Not Listed Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Jay Ajayi Mia Knee DNP DNP Full Questionable Active
Jordan Howard Chi Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
DeMarco Murray Ten Hamstring DNP DNP Limited Questionable Limited if Active
Rob Kelley Was Rib Limited Limited Limited Questionable Unlikely to Play
Jonathan Stewart Car Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP Full Not Listed Active
Frank Gore Ind Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP Full Not Listed Active
Terrance West Bal Calf DNP DNP Full Questionable Active / ? Limited
Rex Burkhead NE Ribs DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Matt Forte NYJ Knee Full Limited Full Not Listed Active
Chris Thompson Was Back Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Marlon Mack Ind Shoulder Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jamaal Charles Den Not Injury Related DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Alfred Blue Hou Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Inactive
Dwayne Washington Det Quadriceps DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
DeAndre Washington Oak Hamstring Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play

Wide Receivers
 
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Odell Beckham NYG Ankle Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Active
Jordy Nelson GB Quadriceps Full Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Doug Baldwin Sea Not Injury Related DNP Not Listed Not Listed Not Listed Expected to Play
Amari Cooper Oak Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Demaryius Thomas Den Hamstring Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Randall Cobb GB Chest DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Danny Amendola NE Concussion/Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Chris Hogan NE Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Jarvis Landry Mia Knee DNP Limited Full Questionable Active
DeVante Parker Mia Ankle Limited DNP Full Questionable Active
Kelvin Benjamin Car Knee DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
*J.J. Nelson* Ari Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
*John Brown* Ari Quadriceps DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Robby Anderson NYJ Knee DNP Limited Full Not Listed Active
Paul Richardson Jr Sea Finger Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Corey Davis Ten Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Josh Doctson Was Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Allen Hurns Jac Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Torrey Smith Phi Illness Not Listed Not Listed DNP Questionable Active
Kendall Wright Chi Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
Mike Williams LAC Back Limited Limited Limited Declared Out Inactive
Bennie Fowler Den Concussion DNP DNP Limited Questionable Likely to Play
*Terrance Williams Dal Ankle Not Listed DNP Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
John Ross Cin Knee Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Sammie Coates Jr Cle Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful  Inactive
Kenny Britt Cle Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Kamar Aiken Ind Hip Limited Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Will Fuller V Hou Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Declared Out Inactive
Phillip Dorsett NE Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active

Tight Ends
 
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Rob Gronkowski NE Groin DNP Limited Limited Questionable Active
Jimmy Graham Sea Ankle DNP DNP Full Questionable Likely to Play / ? Limited
Jordan Reed Was Rib/Sternum DNP Limited Limited Questionable Unlikely to Play
Tyler Eifert Cin Back DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Charles Clay Buf Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Evan Engram NYG Concussion Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Zach Miller Chi Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP Full Not Listed Active
Jared Cook Oak Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jesse James Pit Ankle DNP Limited Full Not Listed Active
Ryan Griffin Hou Concussion Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Will Tye NYJ Illness Not Listed Not Listed Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Maxx Williams Bal Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jeff Heuerman Den Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Jermaine Gresham* Ari Ribs Limited Limited Limited Questionable Limited if Active

Offensive Line
 
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
*D.J. Humphries* Ari Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
*Mike Iupati* Ari Triceps Limited Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Ryan Schraeder Atl Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Cordy Glenn Buf Ankle/Foot DNP Limited DNP Declared Out Inactive
Ryan Kalil Car Neck DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Tom Compton Chi Hip DNP Limited Limited Questionable Active
Josh Sitton Chi Ribs DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Kyle Long Chi Ankle Limited Full Not Listed Not Listed Active
Trey Hopkins Cin Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jake Fisher Cin Illness Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Cedric Ogbuehi Cin Illness Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Joe Thomas Cle Knee DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Kevin Zeitler Cle Thumb Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Garrett Bolles Den Lower leg DNP Limited Limited Questionable Active
Travis Swanson Det Ankle/Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable Inactive
David Bahktiari GB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Jason Spriggs GB Hamstring DNP IR IR Out IR
Bryan Bulaga GB Ankle Full Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision / Lean Active
Jahri Evans GB Groin Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jeff Allen Hou Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Xavier Su'a-Filo Hou Knee Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Active
Chris Clark Hou Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Ryan Kelly Ind Foot DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jack Mewhort Ind Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP Full Not Listed Active
Brandon Linder Jac Knee DNP Limited Full Not Listed Active
Cam Robinson Jac Shoulder Not Listed Not Listed Limited Questionable Active
Mitch Morse KC Foot DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Spencer Pulley LAC Knee DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Joe Barksdale LAC Foot Limited Full DNP Questionable Expected to Play
Kenny Wiggins LAC Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Mike Pouncey Mia Hip Limited DNP Full Not Listed Active
Pat Elflein Min Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Marcus Cannon NE Ankle/Concussion DNP DNP Limited Questionable Inactive
Terron Armstead NO Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Zach Strief NO Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Bobby Hart NYG Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Brian Winters NYJ Abdomen DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Active
James Carpenter NYJ Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Marcus Gilbert Pit Hamstring / Illness DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Maurkice Pouncey Pit Illness DNP Full Full Not Listed Active
Luke Joeckel Sea Knee DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Morgan Moses Was Ankle/Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Spencer Long Was Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play

Edge Players
 
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
J.J. Watt Hou Finger Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Active
Von Miller Den Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Justin Houston KC Illness Not Listed DNP Full Not Listed Active
Vic Beasley Jr Atl Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Dee Ford KC Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
Brandon Graham Phi Triceps Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Bud Dupree Pit Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Active
T.J. Watt Pit Groin Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Myles Garrett Cle Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Ezekiel Ansah Det Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Courtney Upshaw Atl Ankle/Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Za'Darius Smith Bal Knee/Ankle Full Full Full Questionable Active
Michael Johnson Cin Illness/Stinger Limited Limited Full Questionable Expected to Play
Nick Perry GB Hand DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Lorenzo Alexander Buf Not Injury Related DNP Not Listed Not Listed Not Listed Active
Shaq Lawson Buf Foot DNP Limited Full Not Listed Active
Charles Johnson Car Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP Full Not Listed Active
Julius Peppers Car Not Injury Related DNP Full Full Not Listed Active

Defensive Line
 
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Leonard Williams NYJ Wrist Full Limited Full Not Listed Active
Stephon Tuitt Pit Biceps Limited Full Full Questionable Inactive
Geno Atkins Cin Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Michael Bennett Sea Not Injury Related Not Listed DNP Not Listed Not Listed Expected to Play
Mike Daniels GB Hip DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Gerald McCoy TB Ankle DNP Limited Full Questionable Expected to Play
Marcell Dareus Buf Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ Shoulder DNP DNP Limited Questionable Active
Akiem Hicks Chi Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
Brandon Williams Bal Foot DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Malik Jackson Jac Groin Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
Jordan Phillips Mia Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Steve McLendon NYJ Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Active

 

Linebackers

 

Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kwon Alexander TB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Bobby Wagner Sea Thigh DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jamie Collins Sr Cle Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
B.J. Goodson NYG Shin DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Anthony Barr Min Hamstring Limited Limited Full Not Listed Active
Mason Foster Was Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
*Deone Bucannon* Ari Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Limited if Active
Jarrad Davis Det Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Dont'a Hightower NE Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Inactive
Nick Kwiatkoski Chi Pectoral DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
*Karlos Dansby* Ari Hip Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Hayes Pullard LAC Knee Not Listed Not Listed Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Jake Ryan GB Hamstring/Concussion DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Anthony Walker Ind Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Antonio Morrison Ind Elbow Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Rey Maualuga Mia Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Thomas Davis Car Not Injury Related DNP Full Full Not Listed Active

Defensive Backs
 
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Vontae Davis Ind Groin Limited Limited Limited Doubtful Inactive
Jalen Ramsey Jac Ankle Limited DNP Limited Questionable Active
Jason Verrett LAC Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Richard Sherman Sea Thigh Full Full DNP Not Listed Expected to Play
Xavier Rhodes Min Hip Full Full Full Not Listed Active
Josh Norman Was Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely Active
*Orlando Scandrick* Dal Hand Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kevin Johnson Hou Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Ronald Darby Phi Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Bradley Roby Den Ankle DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Davon House GB Quadriceps DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Darius Butler Ind Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Aqib Talib Den Not Injury Related DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Darian Stewart Den Groin Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Johnathan Joseph Hou Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Active
Stephon Gilmore NE Groin Limited Limited Limited Questionable Active
Eric Rowe NE Groin Limited Limited Limited Questionable Inactive
Marshon Lattimore NO Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Sterling Moore NO Chest DNP Limited DNP Declared Out Inactive
Janoris Jenkins NYG Ankle DNP DNP Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Rodney McLeod Phi Hamstring DNP DNP Limited Questionable Inactive
Tavon Wilson Det Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Corey Graham Phi Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Prince Amukamara Chi Ankle Limited Full Not Listed Not Listed Active
Johnathan Cyprien Ten Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Brent Grimes TB Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable Inactive
Sean Smith Oak Neck Full Limited Full Questionable Expected to Play

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

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