Gameday Injury Expectations: Week 2 - Footballguys

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

Aaron Rodgers | Knee | questionable | Likely to play | Limited if Active

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

Rodgers isn't close to full strength. He's undoubtedly been dealing with even more swelling, soreness, and stiffness this week than he was in the second half of last Sunday night's comeback. He was unable to practice at all this week. And Mike McCarthy told reporters it was "no layup" that Rodgers would play this week.

However, Rodgers has been adamant all week he would play. The Packers' medical staff has already cleared him once. McCarthy has played Rodgers without practice participation in the past. And Rodgers isn't shy about playing through serious injury, hobbling through very limiting calf and hamstring strains in the past.

While I'd lean toward the probable side of questionable for Rodgers, he will have to convince the medical staff he can protect himself in the pocket. If Rodgers does play, expect him to be limited to shotgun and pistol looks and be generally unable to maneuver outside the pocket. Despite the medical staff believing Rodgers is at low risk of a worse injury, he'll also be at risk of aggravating the injury and leaving the game.

Sunday Update: Rodgers was able to participate in a limited practice Saturday. The medical staff will continue to evaluate Rodgers through pregame warmups. Assuming no overnight increase in swelling, stiffness, and limitation, Rodgers will be cleared to play.

Adam Schefter is reporting this morning Rodgers does not have a ligament injury. I was skeptical about the ligament injury after Rodgers' post-game comments and Monday press conferences. I speculated Rodgers could have aggravated a cartilage condition he's known about for some time. Schefter says Rodgers' current injury could take 6-8 weeks to heal. It's now fair to wonder if Rodgers has a bone bruise / cartilage condition similar to Sam Bradford last year. While Rodgers will undoubtedly try to play, he will be limited. Expect the Packers to do whatever they can in pass protection and game plan to prevent Rodgers from hits and scrambling situations. Rodgers is one of the very few quarterbacks you should consider starting when limited, but don't expect a repeat of Sunday night's performance.

bEN rOETHLISBERGER | eLBOW | questionable | Expected to play

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

The Steelers have listed Roethlisberger questionable but beat writers couldn't find a single teammate who felt their quarterback would not play. Roethlisberger didn't throw with his usual velocity at practice on Friday but was confident the bruise he sustained last week would not limit him much. I'll be watching for hints of more concern than expected Saturday night and Sunday morning. But expect Roethlisberger to be effective in his return to Hines Field this week.

marcus Mariota | Elbow | Questionable | Active but possibly limited

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

Mariota essentially confirmed his injury was a nerve contusion causing a loss of feeling and difficulty gripping the football last week. Like many nerve-related injuries, the longer the symptoms last, the longer the expected recovery. Mariota's limited practices suggest he's not fully healed. Most concerningly, Mike Vrabel told reporters both Mariota and Blaine Gabbert could get playing time this week.

It's hard to understand why the Titans would be planning to split time.

If Mariota hasn't fully healed, it's unlikely he'd be cleared to play though ongoing numbness and weakness. But he's practicing and looks likely to start. If he is fully healed, there's no reason to think the Titans are planning to bench a healthy Mariota despite his inconsistent play.

The most logical explanation is that Mariota is nearly fully healed but Vrabel knows there's a risk his quarterback could continue struggle to grip the ball. Until it's evident Mariota has recovered, it's difficult to trust he'll be effective -- or finish a game.

Sunday Update: Overnight reports confirm the nerve contusion for Mariota and incomplete recovery. It was implied Mariota was continuing to struggle with grip strength when Vrabel suggested Gabbert would see time today. Grip strength is the key factor here. If Mariota does not have the strength to grip the ball a full week after the injury, he cannot be effective -- and may not be for weeks. Avoid him today. And more on his long -term outlook in Monday's article.

Sunday Update: Adam Schefter is reporting Mariota did little in pregame warmups. It's unlikely he'll be active. The concern now will be for next week's game.

Others of note: Matthew Stafford (shin) and Dak Prescott (groin) fully practiced, are not listed on the game status report and will play without limitation. Carson Wentz (knee) has been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive and injured players in Monday's column.


RUNNING BACK

David Johnson | back | Not listed | expected to play

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

Johnson was limited by an unspecified back injury until Friday. His full end-of-the-week practice and declaration that he was full strength in the locker room on Friday are reassuring. The Cardinals did not list him on the injury report. Back conditions are always prone to aggravation but Johnson looks capable of assuming his usual workload.

Leonard Fournette | Hamstring | Questionable | Likely Inactive

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

T.J. Yeldon | Ankle | Not Listed | Expected to play

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

Doug Marrone said he remains confident Fournette can prove himself game-ready by Sunday. However, nothing about Fournette's practice participation suggests that's a realistic possibility. The Jaguars allowed Fournette to rehab during the week and he was apparently cleared to run at speed on Friday. But Fournette did not do any scheduled football-related activity and the medical staff did not clear him to play when he did not practice last season.

If Fournette responds much better than expected, the Jaguars may allow him to continue to test his health through the weekend and into pregame warmups. But expect him to be inactive. He'll then be questionable (but hopeful) for Week 3.

Yeldon's limited Friday practice is also notable. He was not listed on the game status report which suggests his injury isn't a big concern. But the team likely knew to risk any kind of aggravation with Yeldon with Fournette doubtful was silly.

Expect Fournette to be inactive.

Sunday Update: The Jaguars promoted a back to the active roster, yet another pessimistic sign for Fournette's availability.

rex burkhead | concussion | questionable | Likely to Play

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

Burkhead returned to two limited practices at the end of the week. It's still unknown when Burkhead reported symptoms and started the return-to-play protocol, but there's a good chance he progressed well enough to visit the independent neurologist this weekend. Watch for news on whether he was granted clearance.

Sunday Update: Burkhead was cleared to travel to Jacksonville with the Patriots. He's likely to be active.

Marlon Mack | Knee | Questionable | Expected to Play

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

Mack has now practiced in six consecutive sessions over the past ten days. Frank Reich had only positive things to say about Mack's recovery on Friday. Reich told reporters, “He’s got that explosiveness, that quickness. He’s really made good progress. Feel confident for the game that if Marlon is up, ready to go, we will use him accordingly.”

Reich's comments do not guarantee Mack will immediately return to a role as the primary committee back. It's unlikely Mack will see more than 10-12 touches.

Sony Michel | Knee | Questionable | Likely to Play

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

Last week, Bill Belichick told reporters Michel was not yet game ready. With a healthy stable of running back options, Michel was inactive. This week, Belichick said Michel was getting better every day and was reacting more quickly on the field. And the Patriots lost Jeremy Hill to an ACL injury and were missing Rex Burkhead much of the week as he recovered from a concussion. All signs suggest Michel will be active. As always, the division of labor in the New England backfield will depend on many factors. The Jaguars aren't an attractive first matchup for Michel.

Legarrette blount | shoulder | questionable | Likely to play

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

Blount had a limited Friday practice but there were no local reports of concern. He's likely to see his expected limited role this week.

Others of note: Marshawn Lynch (shoulder), C.J. Anderson (illness), Phillip Lindsay (knee), and Wayne Gallman (knee) have fully practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play. Devonta Freeman (knee) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive and injured players in Monday's column.


WIDE RECEIVER

DeAndre Hopkins | Foot | Questionable | Expected to play

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

Hopkins was frequently on the injury report when given veteran rest days last year. That's likely the case this week. The Texans listed eight players questionable after a week of limited practice. All are expected to be healthy enough to play. Barring a surprise note from Ian Rapoport or Adam Schefter, expect Hopkins to see his usual market share this week.

davante adams | Shoulder | Questionable | expected to play

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

Adams returned to practice on Thursday and said he "felt great" after the workout. He practiced again on Friday and is expected to play. Shoulder injuries are stressful for receivers and Adams may be at increased risk of an in-game setback. The health of Aaron Rodgers will also limit Adams' upside this week.

corey davis | hamstring | Not Listed | expected to play

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

Davis spent most of last season on the injury report -- and, oftentimes, the sideline -- with hamstring strains last season. His appearance on this week's injury reports is a concern but his return to a full Friday practice is reassuring. Davis is expected to play. Hopefully, he'll make it through the week wihout aggravation.

desean jackson | concussion / shoulder | Questionable | Likely to play

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

Jackson steadily increased his practice participation through the week. He was seen running routes at speed in pads on Thursday before Friday's full practice. That progress usually ends in the independent neurologist clearing a player for contact before game time. Expect Jackson to play in a revenge setup against Philadelphia on Sunday.

Josh Gordon | Hamstring | Declared Out | Inactive

Gordon reported to the team facility and told the medical staff he aggravated a hamstring injury, reportedly in a promotional shoot. He had not been listed on the injury report this week. Quickly ruled out by the Browns' medical staff, Gordon will not be active today.

will fuller | hamstring | questionable | Likely to play

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

The Texans listed eight players questionable after a week of limited practice. Fuller was close to returning last week and the additional week of full practice puts him further away from the risk of aggravation. He'll likely be on the active 53-man roster this week.

paul richardson | shoulder | questionable | game-time decision

Practice Participation: Wed - Not Listed | Thurs - Full | Fri - DNP

Jay Gruden told reporters he wasn't "overly concerned" with the shoulder sprain Richardson suffered last week. But the downgrade to a DNP on Friday should raise some concern Richardson isn't as healthy as Gruden suggests. Although the local reports suggest Richardson will play, watch for late-breaking weekend news.

travis benjamin | foot | Questionable | Game-time decision

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

Chargers' beat writer Eric Williams tweeted Benjamin has "a lingering foot issue, but says if all goes well during pre-game warm-ups he will play on Sunday."

Sunday update: Benjamin's pregame workout reporteldy went better than expected. He may be active today.

devante parker | finger | questionable | game-time decision

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

Parker returned to full practices this week and reportedly had no issues catching the ball. The coaching staff may not be ready for Parker to return yet, however. The Dolphins routinely activate players they've listed questionable but there seems a little more caution from team observers than usual. Tentatively expect Parker to return but see a limited workload.

Others of note: Michael Thomas (illness), Jarvis Landry (knee), Quincy Enunwa (thumb), Sterling Shepard (back), Tyrell Williams (groin), Ted Ginn Jr (knee), Jermaine Kearse (abdomen), Terrelle Pryor (ankle), and Ryan Grant (chest) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. Doug Baldwin (knee), Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), Marquise Goodwin (quad), and Curtis Samuel (illness) are doubtful to play or have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive and injured players in Monday's column.


TIGHT END

vance mcdonald | foot | Questionable | Expected to play

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

McDonald fully practiced this week and is finally ready to return to game action. All three Pittsburgh tight ends are healthy now and likely to rotate.

Others of note: Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle) and Austin Hooper (knee) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. Greg Olsen (foot) has been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive and injured players in Monday's column.


OFFENSIVE LINE NOTES

***The Saints will get Andrus Peat back this week. Terron Armstead is also expected to play through a knee injury that limited him this week. It's great news for Drew Brees and Alvin Kamara. The Saints' line would be significantly weaker without either tackle.

***Indianapolis tackle Anthony Castonzo aggravated a hamstring strain this week. It took six weeks of rehab to get him close to playing and aggravated injuries are often as damaging as the initial injury.

***Tennessee will be without Jack Conklin (knee) again. Unfortunately, starting tackle Taylor Lewan (concussion) and replacement Dennis Kelly (illness) are also both out.

***Other important losses include Chargers' tackle Joe Barksdale (knee), Detroit guard T.J. Lang (back), and Pittsburgh guard David DeCastro (hand). And add guard Trai Turner (concussion) to the M.A.S.H. unit in Carolina, already without Matt Kalil (knee) and Daryl Williams (knee).


Defensive Player Notes

***More on Joey Bosa in Monday's report. His specialist may not have recommended immediate surgery, but his 2018 remains up in the air.

***Reports this morning suggest Jadeveon Clowney (elbow and back) will play, but be limited.

***Luke Kuechly avoided serious injury and will play today.

***Bobby Wagner was declared out with a groin injury after not practicing all week. That's almost always indicative of a higher-grade strain. Prepare for a multiple-week absence.

Sunday Updates:

***Calais Campbell was a late morning addition to the injury report and is now questionable with a knee issue. There are no reports on severity or likelihood of playing.

***The worries on Clowney this morning are worse than expected. He'll reportedly be inactive with an oblique strain.


PRACTICE PARTICIPATION, GAME STATUS REPORT, AND PLAYING EXPECTATIONS

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

Quarterbacks
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Aaron Rodgers GB Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable Active but Limited
Ben Roethlisberger Pit Elbow DNP DNP Full Questionable Expected to Play
Matthew Stafford Det Shin Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Dak Prescott Dal Groin Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Marcus Mariota Ten Elbow Full Limited Limited Questionable Likely Inctive
Carson Wentz Phi Knee Limited Limited Limited Declared Out Inactive
Running Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
David Johnson Ari Back Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Leonard Fournette Jac Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Questionable Likely Inactive
T.J. Yeldon Jac Ankle Not Listed Not Listed Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Devonta Freeman Atl Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Rex Burkhead NE Concussion DNP Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Marshawn Lynch Oak Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Darren Sproles Phi Hamstring Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Marlon Mack Ind Hamstring Limited Limited Full Questionable Expected to Play
Sony Michel NE Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
C.J. Anderson Car Illness DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Phillip Lindsay Den Knee Not Listed Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
LeGarrette Blount Det Shoulder Full Full Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Wayne Gallman NYG Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Wide Receivers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Michael Thomas NO Illness DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
DeAndre Hopkins Hou Foot Limited Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Davante Adams GB Shoulder DNP Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
*Doug Baldwin Sea Knee *DNP *DNP *DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jarvis Landry Cle Thigh Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Josh Gordon Cle Hamstring Not Listed Not Listed Not Listed Declared Out Inactive
Quincy Enunwa NYJ Thumb Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Alshon Jeffery Phi Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Declared Out Inactive
Marquise Goodwin SF Quad DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Corey Davis Ten Hamstring Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Sterling Shepard NYG Back Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Tyrell Williams LAC Groin Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
DeSean Jackson Phi Concussion/Shoulder DNP Limited Full Questionable Likely to Play
Will Fuller V Hou Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Paul Richardson Jr Was Shoulder Not Listed Full DNP Questionable Likely to Play
Ted Ginn Jr NO Knee DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Travis Benjamin LAC Foot DNP DNP Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Jermaine Kearse NYJ Abdomen Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
DeVante Parker Mia Finger Limited Full Full Questionable Likely to Play
Terrelle Pryor NYJ Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Ryan Grant Ind Chest Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Keke Coutee Hou Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Curtis Samuel Car Illness DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Damiere Byrd Car Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Tight Ends
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Greg Olsen Car Foot DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jac Core muscle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Vance McDonald Pit Foot Full Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Austin Hooper Atl Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jermaine Gresham Ari Achilles Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Offensive Tackles
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Andrus Peat NO Ankle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Terron Armstead NO Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Trent Williams Was Knee Not Listed Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Anthony Castonzo Ind Hamstring Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Taylor Lewan Ten Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jack Conklin Ten Knee Limited DNP Limited Declared Out Inactive
Dennis Kelly Ten Illness Not Listed Not Listed DNP Questionable Awaiting Information
Joe Barksdale LAC Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jermey Parnell Jac Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Marcus Cannon NE Calf Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Laremy Tunsil Mia Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Ja'Waun James Mia Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Foot Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Morgan Moses Was Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Andre Smith Ari Elbow DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Donovan Smith TB Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Denzelle Good Ind Knee/Wrist DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Desmond Harrison Cle Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Offensive Guards
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Andy Levitre Atl Elbow Not Listed Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
T.J. Lang Det Back DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
David DeCastro Pit Hand DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Trai Turner Car Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
*Kyle Long Chi Ankle *DNP *DNP *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Brian Winters NYJ Back Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Ronald Leary Den Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*D.J. Fluker Sea Hamstring *DNP *DNP *DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Rodney Hudson Oak Ankle Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Gabe Jackson Oak Pectoral Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Josh Garnett SF Toe DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Mike Person SF Foot DNP DNP Limited Questionable Likely Inactive
Josh Sitton Mia Shoulder DNP DNP IR IR Inactive
Caleb Benenoch TB Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Centers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Travis Frederick Dal Illness DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Pat Elflein Min Ankle/Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Declared Out Inactive
Spencer Long NYJ Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Brandon Linder Jac Knee DNP Limited Full Not Listed Likely to Play
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Joey Bosa LAC Foot DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Demarcus Lawrence Dal Groin DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Everson Griffen Min Toe Not Listed Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jadeveon Clowney Hou Back/Elbow Limited Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Ezekiel Ansah Det Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Jason Pierre-Paul TB Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Olivier Vernon NYG Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Markus Golden Ari Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable Limited if Active
*Frank Clark Sea Elbow *Full *Full *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Dion Jordan Sea Knee *Limited *Full *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Shaq Lawson Buf Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Derrick Morgan Ten Knee Limited Full Limited Questionable Limited if Active
Emmanuel Ogbah Cle Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Shane Ray Den Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Randy Gregory Dal Concussion DNP DNP Limited Doubtful Likely Inactive
Harold Landry Ten Ankle DNP Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Calais Campbell Jac Knee Not Listed Not Listed Not Listed Questionable Awaiting Information
Cameron Heyward Pit Knee DNP Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Robert Nkemdiche Ari Foot Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Vernon Butler Car Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Derek Wolfe Den Abdomen Not Listed Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Steve McLendon NYJ Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Denico Autry Ind Ankle Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
P.J. Hall Oak Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Vita Vea TB Calf DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Luke Kuechly Car Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Telvin Smith Sr Jac Back Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Bobby Wagner Sea Groin *DNP *DNP *DNP Declared Out Inactive
Zach Brown Was Oblique Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*K.J. Wright Sea Knee *DNP *DNP *DNP Declared Out Inactive
Christian Kirksey Cle Shoulder/Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Mark Barron LAR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Brandon Marshall Den Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Malcolm Smith SF Hamstring DNP DNP Limited Questionable Likely Inactive
Haason Reddick Ari Ankle Not Listed Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Reggie Ragland KC Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Oren Burks GB Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Rashaan Evans Ten Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Budda Baker Ari Ankle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Eric Berry KC Heel DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Marcus Maye NYJ Foot DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Xavier Woods Dal Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jaquiski Tartt SF Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Da'Norris Searcy Car Chest Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Clayton Geathers Ind Knee Limited Limited DNP Questionable Awaiting Information
*Bradley McDougald Sea Knee *Limited *Limited *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Joe Haden Pit Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Artie Burns Pit Toe Not Listed Not Listed Not Listed Questionable Likely to Play
Bradley Roby Den Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Trae Waynes Min Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
E.J. Gaines Cle Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kendall Fuller KC Thumb Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Brent Grimes TB Groin DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
*Shaquill Griffin Sea Thigh *Not Listed *DNP *Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Damarious Randall Cle Head / Neck Full Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Ahkello Witherspoon SF Ankle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Josh Jones GB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Mackensie Alexander Min Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Brian Poole Atl Ankle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kayvon Webster Hou Achilles Limited Limited DNP Declared Out Inactive

Note: Asterisk denotes Monday night players who practice Thursday/Friday/Saturday.

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