Injury Expectations | Thursday Update | Week 6

A review of the late week practice report

KEY THURSDAY MEDIA UPDATES

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

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

***Stefon Diggs told reporters his current groin strain is not as bad as last year's injury. That doesn't mean he's healthy enough to be active and productive. If Diggs is able to do nearly everything asked on Friday, he's a safe bet to play and see more than 50% of Minnesota's offensive snaps. Otherwise, he should be considered doubtful to play.

***Julio Jones told reporters he was good to go and to ignore the limited designation on the practice report. The Falcons will continue to limit his practice reps but Jones' comments suggest we should anticipate him not being listed on the injury report this week.

***Ty Montgomery was cleared for contact on Thursday. The Packers will want to see how his body responds overnight. If Montgomery is limited or better on Friday, he's likely to be active. There's little reason to expect a pre-injury workload, however, with Aaron Jones establishing himself as a productive option.

***Rob Kelley and Bilal Powell are not likely to play. Neither is DeVante Parker or Sterling Shepard.


EARLY WEEK PRACTICE PARTICIPATION REPORT AND EXPECTATIONS

The Wednesday and Thursday practice participation reports are our first chance to see which players each NFL team are limiting in practice after the previous week's games. Players limited in mid-week practice aren't necessarily in danger of missing that week's game. But they all need to be watched closely.

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

Quarterbacks
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Tom Brady NE Shoulder DNP  Limited     Expected to Play
Matthew Stafford Det Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Derek Carr Oak Back Limited Limited     Expected to Play
*Marcus Mariota* Ten Hamstring MNF Limited     Likely to Play
Sam Bradford Min Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
*Jacoby Brissett* Ind Wrist MNF Full     Expected to Play
Blake Bortles Jac Wrist Full Full     Expected to Play
Josh McCown NYJ Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
*Andrew Luck* Ind Shoulder MNF Limited     Inactive
Running Backs
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jay Ajayi Mia Knee Full DNP     Expected to Play
Leonard Fournette Jac Ankle Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Ty Montgomery GB Ribs Full Full     Likely to Play
Rob Kelley Was Ankle DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Bilal Powell NYJ Calf DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Matt Forte NYJ Knee / Toe Limited Limited     Game-time Decision
Terrance West Bal Calf DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Jamaal Charles Den Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Paul Perkins NYG Ribs DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Chris Ivory Jac Hip Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
D'Onta Foreman Hou Hip Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Branden Oliver LAC Hamstring Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Dwayne Washington Det Quad Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Rex Burkhead NE Ribs Limited Limited     Likely to Play
DeAndre Washington Oak Hamstring Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Wide Receivers
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Julio Jones Atl Hip Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Jordy Nelson GB Back Full Full     Expected to Play
Tyreek Hill KC Hamstring Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Stefon Diggs Min Groin DNP DNP     Game-time Decision
Pierre Garcon SF Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Jeremy Maclin Bal Shoulder Limited Limited     Likely to Play
DeVante Parker Mia Ankle DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Willie Snead IV NO Hamstring Limited  Limited     Likely to Play
Amari Cooper Oak Knee Limited Limited     Expected to Play
John Brown Ari Quad Limited Limited     Likely to Play
J.J. Nelson Ari Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Sterling Shepard NYG Ankle DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Marqise Lee Jac Ribs Full Limited     Expected to Play
Mohamed Sanu Atl Hamstring DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Markus Wheaton Chi Groin Not Listed DNP     Inactive
Josh Doctson Was Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Breshad Perriman Bal Knee DNP Full     Likely to Play
Mike Williams LAC Back Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Kenny Britt Cle Knee / Groin Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Sammie Coates Jr Cle Hamstring Full Full     Expected to Play
Kenny Golladay Det Hamstring Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Albert Wilson KC Knee DNP Limited     Awaiting Information
*Corey Davis* Ten Rib MNF DNP     Inactive
Tight Ends
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Rob Gronkowski NE Thigh DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Travis Kelce KC Concussion DNP Full     Awaiting Information
*Jack Doyle* Ind Concussion / Neck MNF Full     Likely to Play
George Kittle SF Chest Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Maxx Williams Bal Ankle Full Full     Expected to Play
Offensive Line
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Alex Boone Ari Chest Limited Limited     Game-time Decision
D.J. Humphries Ari Knee Limited Limited     Game-time Decision
Jared Veldheer Ari Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Ryan Schraeder Atl Concussion Full Full     Likely to Play
Matt Skura Bal Knee DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Hroniss Grasu Chi Hand Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Kyle Long Chi Ankle Not Listed DNP     Awaiting Information
Joe Thomas Cle Knee DNP Full     Expected to Play
J.C. Tretter Cle Knee DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Kevin Zeitler Cle Thumb Full Full     Expected to Play
T.J. Lang Det Back DNP Limited     Likely to Play
David Bakhtiari GB Hamstring Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Bryan Bulaga GB Ankle Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Xavier Su'a-Filo Hou Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
Brandon Linder Jac Illness DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Patrick Omameh Jac Hip Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif KC Knee DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Mitch Morse KC Foot DNP Limited     Inactive
Joe Barksdale LAC Foot Limited DNP     Likely to Play
John Sullivan LAR Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Andrew Whitworth LAR Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Mike Pouncey Mia Hip Full DNP     Expected to Play
Pat Elflein Min Toe Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Nick Easton Min Calf DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Nate Solder NE Not Injury Related DNP Not Listed     Expected to Play
Marcus Cannon NE Ankle Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Terron Armstead NO Shoulder Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Andrus Peat NO Hip Not Listed Limited     Awaiting Information
Weston Richburg NYG Concussion DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
James Carpenter NYJ Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Brandon Shell NYJ Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Brian Winters NYJ Abdomen Full Full     Expected to Play
Gabe Jackson Oak Foot Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Ramon Foster Pit Back DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Maurkice Pouncey Pit Chest DNP Full     Expected to Play
Marcus Gilbert Pit Hamstring Full Full     Expected to Play
Joe Staley SF Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Ali Marpet TB Illness Limited Limited     Likely to Play
*Taylor Lewan* Ten Knee MNF Limited     Likely to Play
Trent Williams Was Knee DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Edge Players
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Vic Beasley Jr Atl Hamstring Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Myles Garrett Cle Ankle Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Ezekiel Ansah Det Knee DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Nick Perry GB Hand Full Full     Expected to Play
Jadeveon Clowney Hou Knee DNP DNP     Expected to Play
Justin Houston KC Calf DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Dee Ford KC Back Full Full     Likely to Play
Olivier Vernon NYG Ankle DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Defensive Line
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Robert Nkemdiche Ari Calf Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Danny Shelton Cle Calf Full Full     Expected to Play
Malik Jackson Jac Groin Full Full     Expected to Play
Bennie Logan KC Knee Limited Full     Expected to Play
Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ Shoulder / Toe DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Leonard Williams NYJ Wrist Full Full     Expected to Play
Linebackers
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Karlos Dansby Ari Hamstring Limited Limited     Expected to Play
John Timu Chi Knee / Ankle DNP DNP     Inactive
Nick Kwiatkoski Chi Chest Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Jamie Collins Sr  Cle Concussion Full Full     Likely to Play
Tahir Whitehead Det Pectoral Limited Full     Likely to Play
Joe Thomas GB Ankle DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Benardrick McKinney Hou Hip DNP DNP     Expected to Play
*Anthony Walker* Ind Hamstring MNF DNP     Likely Inactive
Jatavis Brown LAC Ankle Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Mark Barron LAR Knee DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Eric Kendricks Min Shoulder Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Dont'a Hightower NE Knee Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Jonathan Casillas NYG Neck DNP DNP     Awaiting Information
Cory James Oak Knee DNP Limited     Likely to Play
Marquel Lee Oak Knee DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Ryan Shazier Pit Quad Limited Full     Likely to Play
NaVorro Bowman SF Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Reuben Foster SF Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Kwon Alexander TB Hamstring Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Lavonte David TB Ankle Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Zach Brown Was Illness DNP Full     Expected to Play
Mason Foster Was Shoulder Full Full     Expected to Play
Defensive Backs
Player Team Injury Practice Participation Game Status FBGs Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Patrick Peterson Ari Quad Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Aqib Talib Den Not Injury Related DNP Full     Expected to Play
Glover Quin Det Groin Limited Full     Expected to Play
Morgan Burnett GB Hamstring DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Kevin King GB Concussion DNP DNP     Likely Inactive
Davon House GB Quad Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Kevin Johnson Hou Knee DNP DNP     Inactive
Johnathan Joseph Hou Groin DNP DNP     Likely to Play
Marcus Burley Hou Knee Full Full     Expected to Play
Jalen Ramsey Jac Ankle Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Lamarcus Joyner LAR Hamstring Limited Limited     Expected to Play
Andrew Sendejo Min Groin DNP DNP     Unlikely to Play
Stephon Gilmore NE Ankle Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Sterling Moore NO Pectoral Full Full     Expected to Play
Landon Collins NYG Ankle DNP DNP      Awaiting Information
David Amerson Oak Shoulder Limited Limited     Likely to Play
Eric Reid SF Knee Limited Limited     Unlikely to Play
Jimmie Ward SF Shoulder Limited Limited     Likely to Play
T.J. Ward TB Hip Limited Limited     Awaiting Information
Josh Norman Was Rib DNP DNP     Inactive
*Johnathan Cyprien* Ten Hamstring MNF DNP     Inactive
D.J. Swearinger Sr Was Hamstring Limited Limited     Awaiting Information

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

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