Gameday Injury Expectations: Week 5 - 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 | Not Listed | expected to Play

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

Rodgers returned to full practices this week and is no longer listed on the game status report. After last week, that's not surprising. Rodgers showed his usual comfort in the pocket, climbing away from pressure, pivoting out of the pocket, and throwing from a variety of platforms off the front leg. On two scrambles, Rodgers showed no fear and slid on his injured knee with no regard for his brace or further injury. Injuries to three of his receivers will force changes to his usual progression this week but Rodgers' knee looks to be near full strength again.

Marcus Mariota | Elbow | Not Listed | Expected to Play

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

While still wearing a glove to assist with his throwing grip, Mariota's play last week was improved from Week 3. Continued improvement through this week can be expected and Mariota should be at least as effective this week. Reassuringly, the Titans were not afraid to let Mariota stretch the field with downfield passes last week. Whether that was a sign Mariota's grip strength had sufficiently returned or part of a game plan to keep the Philadelphia secondary honest is hard to know. But the effort was a great sign. Having both starting offensive tackles healthy and playing for the first time all season in Week 4 was also notable. This week, Mariota gets a Buffalo secondary that may be without both starting safeties.

Others of note: Russell Wilson (hamstring) practiced, is not listed on the game status report and will play without limitation. Return to play expectations on all inactive and injured players will be updated in Monday's column.


RUNNING BACK

Joe Mixon | Knee | Not Listed | Expected to Play

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

Mixon missed two games after having a procedure to address a torn meniscus / loose particles in his knee. Mixon was cleared to rehab quickly and was pushing to do more on the side last week before increasing his practice participation this week. There were some concerns early this week that Mixon may not be ready after he told reporters he hadn't been fully cleared. However, Marvin Lewis was -- in his own way -- surprisingly promising about Mixon's availability early in the week. And Mixon's full Friday practice resulted in the Bengals taking him off the game status report. He will play.

What's less clear is what Mixon's workload can and will be. On Friday, Lewis told reporters Mixon would not be "conditioning-wise, where we was before" and said the team would "just evaluate it as we go through." Beat writers suggested Mark Walton would see "significant snaps" while Mixon might not be "fully unleashed."

In past years, the Bengals have worked their committee backs in every third series but generally rely on one back. The trend has been similar this year. In Week 1, Mixon had 22 touches to Bernard's 2. In Week 2, Mixon had 22 touches to Bernard's 10, In Week 3, Bernard had 17 touches to Walton's 0. Last week, Bernard had 19 touches to Walton's 7. Expect Mixon to see a clear majority of the team's touches on Sunday. I think it's reasonable to expect 15+ touches and it won't be surprising to see him approach his pre-injury workload if his conditioning proves to be a non-issue.

Dalvin Cook | Hamstring | Questionable | likely inactive

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

Mike Zimmer followed through on his mid-week comments, listing Cook questionable. After only a single limited practice ten days after a Week 3 Thursday night game in which Cook said he wasn't fully healthy and didn't play in the second half, Cook should be considered more doubtful than probable. If Cook does make the trip to Philadelphia and prove himself ready for the gameday active roster during pregame warmups, do not expect anything close to a full workload.

More likely, the Vikings will choose not to risk aggravation and keep Cook inactive this week.

Sunday Update: Adam Schefter is reporting Cook is not expected to play today.

Devonta Freeman | Knee | Not Listed | Expected to Play

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

Freeman told reporters he believed his pre-injury explosiveness had returned early this week. After multiple limited practices last week and a return to full practice this week, there are no significant conditioning concerns. Though his late 2017 MCL/PCL ligament sprains may have made this season's bone bruise more likely, there are no indications Freeman aggravated last year's injury. The bone bruise is not currently limiting him and there is minimal risk of an in-game aggravation. Freeman should be able to return to his pre-injury workload immediately.

*Adrian Peterson | Ankle | Not Listed | Expected to Play

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

Washington has not released its final practice and game status report yet. Peterson has been rehabbing an ankle sprain through the bye week but was practicing and reportedly moving well by midweek. I'll update with any Saturday surprises but Peterson should be ready to see his usual workload on Monday night.

Saturday Update: Peterson fully practiced Saturday, is not listed on the game status report, and will play.

Matt Breida | shoulder | questionable | Expected to Play

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

Breida is back on the injury report again this week. It's not related to his Week 3 knee hyperextension, however. Breida is listed with a shoulder ailment, which could be an aggravation of his pre-season shoulder sprain. There were no indications of a serious injury in Week 4 with Breida seeing a season-high 63% of the Niners' offensive snaps. I'll update with any surprising weekend reports but there were no published concerns about Breida from local writers during the week. Expect Breida to be available for his usual workload on Sunday.

Lamar Miller | Chest | Questionable | LIkely inactive

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

There are no specific reports on the nature or severity of Miller's injury. While he has played effectively in the past through limited practices and questionable designations, there's concern for Miller this week. Beat writer Aaron Wilson is one of the more plugged in local writers in the league. Wilson called Miller "noncommittal" during a Friday interview session. Head coach Bill O'Brien called Miller a Sunday night game-time decision. The tone of Friday's comments does not inspire optimism. Miller may be active but he's at risk of losing a larger share of the workload than usual to Alfred Blue.

Sunday Update: Miller "did little in practice this week," reports Adam Schefter, and the Texans are pessimistic about his chances of playing tonight.

Corey Clement | Quadricep | questionable | likely inactive

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

The Eagles listed Clement questionable but he's yet to practice after suffering a mid-week quad strain last week. He's likely to be inactive.

Others of note: Alvin Kamara (knee), Ezekiel Elliott (knee), Chris Carson (hip), Marshawn Lynch (shoulder/abdomen), T.J. Yeldon (ankle), Alex Collins (knee), and Tevin Coleman (shin) have fully practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play. Leonard Fournette (hamstring), Giovani Bernard (knee), and Darren Sproles (hamstring) are listed doubtful and unlikely to play or have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive and injured players in Monday's column.


WIDE RECEIVER

Davante adams | calf | questionable | Active

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

Geronimo Allison | Concussion | Questionable | inactive

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

McCarthy told reporters there was hope for Allison in his Friday comments. But Allison was never cleared for individual drills, much less contact, during this week's practices. It's very unlikely he'll be cleared to progress through multiple stages of the return to play protocol after a Friday practice and then be sent to the independent neurologist for formal clearance on Saturday. Expect to see Allison declared out before game time.

It's not clear when Adams' strained his calf muscle but it most likely occurred during an early week practice session. Adams played every snap last week and has missed only a handful of snaps all season, prompting McCarthy to tell reporters he was planning to limit Adams if possible in future weeks. Those comments came Monday -- before Adams was listed on the injury report as limited on Wednesday. While it's possible McCarthy knew about Adams' condition on Monday -- the 76 of 76 snap effort the day before suggests otherwise.

Adams' Thursday DNP was a red flag but he was able to return to a limited Friday session. Ian Rapoport called the return to practice "a good sign." That puts Adams squarely into "game-time decision" territory and makes an accurate projection of his availability difficult. It's possible Adams' calf strain is minor and his workload will not be significantly limited. It's also possible Adams may be active in a decoy role only given Randall Cobb and Allison are both likely to be inactive.

I'll have more on Adams throughout the weekend as more information is reported.

Sunday Update: Adams was able to practice on Sunday and is expected to play. There were no overnight updates on his condition or whether his playing time will be limited. McCarthy's Monday comments and the midweek soft tissue injury suggest the Packers will want to decrease Adams' snaps. If Adams feels good early, however, the absence of Cobb and Allison -- who did not practice at all this week and obviously has not yet completed the return to play protocol -- may prevent the Packers from resting Adams as much as they'd prefer.

Marvin Jones Jr | Ankle | Questionable | active

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

Jones was a late addition to this week's injury report with an ankle issue. The same pattern happened in Week 3 and, after some cryptic "will be monitored throughout the day" tweets from Ian Rapoport, Jones played 91% of Detroit's offensive snaps. Jones was 93% of last week's snaps, too. Detroit has frequently added veterans to their Friday injury report, raising suspicion that they may be resting veterans late in the week rather than earlier in the week as most teams do. In addition to Jones' Week 3 late listing, Detroit added Golden Tate (hip) and Jarrad Davis (knee) in Week 4. Both Tate and Davis saw no decline in their usual snap counts last week.

I'll watch for news overnight but I expect Jones to play.

Sunday Update: Ian Rapoport tweeted Jones is expected to play today.

Will Fuller V | hamstring | questionable | Likely to Play

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

Keke Coutee | hamstring | questionable | game-time decision

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

There is more optimism about Fuller's availability than I expected. Two weeks after returning from a prolonged absence after a preseason hamstring strain, Fuller left a close game against Indianapolis after the team decided he'd be unable to run a full route tree. That usually suggests a meaningful aggravation and missed games. But Fuller was back at practice on Wednesday and finished the week without any obvious setbacks. The same beat writers hedging on Lamar Miller's status above "expect" Fuller to play. Fuller himself has told reporters he was ready to return throughout the week. It's tough to know how healthy Fuller may be but he looks likely to play. Hopefully, he avoids another aggravation this week.

Coutee has been listed on the injury report as limited with a hamstring strain every week this season. Last week was his first on the active roster -- after Bruce Ellington landed on injured reserve with a hamstring strain of his own -- and Coutee was healthy enough to play 80 very effective snaps (93%). There has been no published concern or suggestion of an aggravation. Coutee should be healthy and ready to go.

Sunday Update: Fuller will be tested during pregame warmups but is expected to play. The overnight news on Coutee is not reassuring. Adam Schefter expects Coutee to play if he looks capable in pregame warmups. Ian Rapoport tweeted Coutee is a "legit game-time decision.

Larry Fitzgerald | hamstring | questionable | Expected to Play

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

Fitzgerald isn't healthy but will continue to play through his hamstring injury. He continues to be at risk of an in-game aggravation.

Marquise Goodwin | hamstring / quadricep | questionable | inactive

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

Goodwin continues to recover from a quadricep contusion that kept him out of Week 2. Last week, Goodwin was in and out of the game with a hamstring strain. While able to manage consecutive limited practices by week's end, Kyle Shanahan said Goodwin was "without a doubt" a game-time decision, calling him 50-50 to play. I don't consider that optimistic. If Goodwin is active, his snap count and route tree may be limited. I'll update with any reports through the weekend.

Sunday Update: Adam Schefter tweeted Goodwin will not play today.

Sammy Watkins | Hamstring | questionable | active

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

Watkins was back practicing quickly after a Monday night hamstring strain. Andy Reid only mentioned Eric Berry's ongoing heel injury as an injury to monitor through the weekend. That suggests Watkins' full week of practice was sufficient to have him ready to play this weekend. Watch for pregame reports to be certain.

Sunday Update: Watkins is expected to play barring any pregame setbacks according to Ian Rapoport.

Others of note: DeAndre Hopkins (thumb/ankle/hamstring), Julio Jones (hand/ankle), Doug Baldwin (knee), Jarvis Landry (knee), Alshon Jeffery (chest), Corey Davis (illness), Amari Cooper (foot), Sterling Shepard (back), Quincy Enunwa (hip), Antonio Callaway (knee), and Cole Beasley (ankle) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. Randall Cobb (hamstring), John Ross (groin), Ted Ginn Jr (knee), and Dante Pettis (knee) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive and injured players in Monday's column.


TIGHT END

Charles Clay | Ankle | questionable | expected to play

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

Clay returned to a full practice and is expected to play despite his questionable listing. Clay did not practice much last week and still played a season-high 74% of his team's snaps.

Hayden Hurst | Foot | Questionable | active

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

Last week, John Harbaugh said Hurst's availability was up to the team's medical staff and that he'd like to see his tight end in a full practice. Hurst reportedly has a chance to play a limited role this week but he has yet to participate in a full practice and it's still unclear whether he's been fully cleared to return.

Sunday Update: Both Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport report Hurst is expected to play today.

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


OFFENSIVE LINE NOTES

***San Francisco's offensive line is dealing with injury at every position. Tackle Joe Staley found a way to practice on Friday after a likely MCL sprain last week. The full practice makes him look more probable than he actually is. Tackle Mike McGlinchey (knee), center Weston Richburg (knee) both struggled to finish last week's game but returned to full Friday practices. Both should play but are unlikely full strength. Both starting guards are also recovering from nagging injury. It will be impressive if all five starters are able to play every snap this week.

***It will be tough to keep Oakland guard Kelechi Osemele off the field but a knee injury prevented him from practice and he's a game-time decision at best.

***Denver tackle Jared Veldheer will miss at least one week with a knee bruise. Detroit guard T.J. Lang may be out multiple weeks while recovering from his most recent concussion.


Defensive Player Notes

***Buffalo is likely to be without two of it's three safeties. Micah Hyde may miss multiple weeks with a groin strain and Rafael Bush did not practice with a shoulder injury all week.

***Kansas City edge rusher Dee Ford played though a groin injury on Monday night and is expected to play this week despite the short turnaround.

***Philadelphia will be without edge rusher Derek Barnett. Miami has declared edge rusher Cameron Wake out. Linebackers injured in Week 4 now out include Pittsburgh's Vince Williams and Tennessee's Wesley Woodyard.

Sunday Update: Reports are Mark Barron will play for the first time this season. He's reportedly starting but there are no indications whether he's ready for an immediate every-down role.


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 Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Russell Wilson Sea Hamstring Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Marcus Mariota Ten Elbow Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Running Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
*Alvin Kamara NO Knee *Limited *Limited *Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Ezekiel Elliott Dal Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Leonard Fournette Jac Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Joe Mixon Cin Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Giovani Bernard Cin Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Dalvin Cook Min Hamstring DNP DNP Limited Questionable Likely Inactive
Devonta Freeman Atl Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Tevin Coleman Atl Shin Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Adrian Peterson Was Ankle *Limited *Limited *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Marshawn Lynch Oak Shoulder / Abdomen DNP Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Chris Carson Sea Hip DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Matt Breida SF Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Alfred Morris SF Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Lamar Miller Hou Chest Limited Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Alex Collins Bal Knee Limited DNP Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Darren Sproles Phi Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Corey Clement Phi Quadricep DNP DNP DNP Questionable Likely Inactive
T.J. Yeldon Jac Ankle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
LeGarrette Blount Det Illness DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Wide Receivers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
DeAndre Hopkins Hou Thumb / Ankle / Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Julio Jones Atl Hand / Ankle DNP Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Davante Adams GB Calf Limited DNP Limited Questionable Active
Doug Baldwin Sea Knee Not Listed Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Marvin Jones Jr Det Ankle Not Listed Not Listed Limited Questionable Active
Jarvis Landry Cle Knee DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Will Fuller V Hou Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Amari Cooper Oak Foot Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Larry Fitzgerald Ari Hamstring / Back DNP Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Alshon Jeffery Phi Chest DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Marquise Goodwin SF Hamstring / Quadricep DNP Limited Limited Questionable Inactive
Corey Davis Ten Illness DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Sterling Shepard NYG Back DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Quincy Enunwa NYJ Hip Not Listed Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Randall Cobb GB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Sammy Watkins KC Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Antonio Callaway Cle Knee DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Keke Coutee Hou Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
*Paul Richardson Jr Was Shoulder *Limited *Limited *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Josh Doctson Was Heel *DNP *DNP *DNP Questionable Likely Inactive
John Ross Cin Groin Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Cole Beasley Dal Ankle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Ted Ginn Jr NO Knee *DNP *DNP *DNP Declared Out Inactive
Geronimo Allison GB Concussion / Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Questionable Inactive
Dante Pettis SF Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Chris Conley KC Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Mohamed Sanu Atl Hip Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Tavon Austin Dal Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Curtis Samuel Car Illness Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Laquon Treadwell Min Finger Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Travis Benjamin LAC Foot DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Cody Latimer NYG Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
DeVante Parker Mia Quadricep Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely Inactive
Tight Ends
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Evan Engram NYG Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Greg Olsen Car Foot DNP Limited Limited Declared Out Inactive
Jimmy Graham GB Knee DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Charles Clay Buf Ankle Limited DNP Full Questionable Expected to Play
Tyler Eifert Cin Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jac Core muscle DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jeff Heuerman Den Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Tyler Higbee LAR Knee DNP DNP Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Hayden Hurst Bal Foot Limited Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Jermaine Gresham Ari Achilles Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
A.J. Derby Mia Foot DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Offensive Tackles
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Jason Peters Phi Quadricep Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Andrus Peat NO Ankle *Limited *Full *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Terron Armstead NO Knee *Limited *Full *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Bryan Bulaga GB Back Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Joe Staley SF Knee DNP DNP Full Questionable Game-time Decision
Joe Barksdale LAC Knee / Illness DNP Limited Limited Doubtful Likely Inactive
Russell Okung LAC Groin DNP Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Riley Reiff Min Foot Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jermey Parnell Jac Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Mike McGlinchey SF Knee DNP Limited Full Questionable Likely to Play
Marcus Gilbert Pit Knee Not Listed DNP Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Trent Williams Was Knee *Limited *Limited *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Morgan Moses Was Concussion *Full *Full *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jared Veldheer Den Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Kolton Miller Oak Knee Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Kendall Lamm Hou Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Ja'Waun James Mia Pectoral Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Foot Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Andre Smith Ari Elbow Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Offensive Guards
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Trai Turner Car Concussion Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Rodger Saffold LAR Knee DNP DNP Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Andrew Norwell Jac Foot DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
A.J. Cann Jac Triceps Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
T.J. Lang Det Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Ethan Pocic Sea Ankle Limited Limited Full Questionable Backup if Active
D.J. Fluker Sea Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Likely to Play
*Brandon Scherff Was Knee *Limited *Limited *Full Not Listed Likely to Play
*Shaun Lauvao Was Calf *DNP *DNP *DNP Declared Out Inactive
Gabe Jackson Oak Pectoral Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Kelechi Osemele Oak Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable Game-time Decision
Josh Garnett SF Toe Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Mike Person SF Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Alex Lewis Bal Shoulder Not Listed Not Listed Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Senio Kelemete Hou Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Zach Fulton Hou Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Alex Redmond Cin Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Lucas Patrick GB Back Not Listed Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Justin McCray GB Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Centers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Travis Frederick Dal Illness DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Mitch Morse KC Back Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Billy Price Cin Foot DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Spencer Long NYJ Knee / Finger Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Brandon Linder Jac Knee / Back DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Rodney Hudson Oak Ankle Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Weston Richburg SF Knee DNP Limited Full Questionable Expected to Play
Nick Martin Hou Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected 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
Von Miller Den Thigh Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Myles Garrett Cle Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Demarcus Lawrence Dal Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
J.J. Watt Hou Thigh Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jadeveon Clowney Hou Foot Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Everson Griffen Min Knee / Illness DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Dee Ford KC Groin Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Derek Barnett Phi Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Olivier Vernon NYG Ankle Limited Limited DNP Declared Out Inactive
Ezekiel Ansah Det Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Declared Out Inactive
Za'Darius Smith Bal Hamstring Not Listed DNP Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Frank Clark Sea Illness DNP DNP DNP Questionable Likely to Play
Carl Lawson Cin Ankle Not Listed Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Bruce Irvin Oak Knee Not Listed Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Vic Beasley Jr Atl Ankle Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Markus Golden Ari Knee DNP Limited DNP Questionable Likely to Play
Cameron Wake Mia Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Shaq Lawson Buf Hamstring Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Andre Branch Mia Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Connor Barwin NYG Knee DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Shane Ray Den Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Derrick Shelby Atl Groin Limited Limited Limited Declared Out Inactive
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Calais Campbell Jac Ankle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Damon Harrison NYG Knee DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Fletcher Cox Phi Ankle DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Grady Jarrett Atl Ankle / Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Leonard Williams NYJ Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Linval Joseph Min Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Maurice Hurst Oak Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Chris Jones KC Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Haloti Ngata Phi Calf Not Listed Not Listed Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Robert Nkemdiche Ari Foot Not Listed Limited DNP Questionable Game-time Decision
Henry Anderson NYJ Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Michael Johnson Cin Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Vernon Butler Car Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Corey Peters Ari Elbow DNP Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Antwaun Woods Dal Calf Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Steve McLendon NYJ Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Adam Gotsis Den Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Eric Kendricks Min Elbow Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
K.J. Wright Sea Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
*Zach Brown Was Oblique *Full *Full *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Vince Williams Pit Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Preston Brown Cin Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Mark Barron LAR Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Limited if Active
Wesley Woodyard Ten Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Christian Kirksey Cle Illness Not Listed Not Listed DNP Questionable Expected to Play
Avery Williamson NYJ Thumb Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Brandon Marshall Den Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kyzir White LAC Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Josh Bynes Ari Wrist Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Todd Davis Den Shoulder DNP DNP Limited Questionable Awaiting Information
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Reshad Jones Mia Shoulder Full Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
T.J. McDonald Mia Foot Not Listed Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Jaquiski Tartt SF Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Adrian Colbert SF Hip Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jimmie Ward SF Hamstring Not Listed Not Listed DNP Questionable Game-time Decision
Eric Berry KC Heel DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Quandre Diggs Det Hand Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Tavon Wilson Det Back Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Micah Hyde Buf Groin DNP DNP DNP Questionable Likely Inactive
Rafael Bush Buf Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Questionable Likely Inactive
Kenny Vaccaro Ten Elbow DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Marcus Maye NYJ Ankle / Foot Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Doug Middleton NYJ Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Bradley McDougald Sea Knee Not Listed Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jeff Heath Dal Neck Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Karl Joseph Oak Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Morgan Burnett Pit Groin Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Mike Hilton Pit Elbow Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kevin King GB Groin Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Eli Apple NYG Groin Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Trae Waynes Min Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Chidobe Awuzie Dal Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Johnathan Joseph Hou Groin Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Aaron Colvin Hou Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Shareece Wright Hou Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
*Josh Norman Was Hamstring *Limited *Limited *Full Not Listed Likely to Play
Bobby McCain Mia Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Brandon Carr Bal Knee DNP Full Full Questionable Expected to Play
Trumaine Johnson NYJ Quadricep Not Listed Limited DNP Declared Out Inactive
Richard Sherman SF Calf DNP Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Ahkello Witherspoon SF Ankle / Hip Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
D.J. Hayden Jac Toe DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jaire Alexander GB Groin Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Damarious Randall Cle Heel DNP Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Jamar Taylor Ari Back Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Bene Benwikere Ari Neck DNP Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Buster Skrine NYJ Knee Full Full DNP Not Listed Expected to Play

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

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