Gameday Injury Expectations: Week 15 - 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

^ = playing on Saturday

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

*Cam Newton | Shoulder | Pending | Expected to Play

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

The Panthers have not released their Saturday game status report yet but Newton is expected to play. Observers continue to share concern about Newton's health. And the Panthers continue to tell us Newton's arm isn't full strength. The team has continued to severely limit Newton's throwing reps. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner acknowledged the limited practice time has become an issue, telling reporters Newton's absence has played a role in the recent struggles of the Carolina offense. Turner said, "There is a trickle-down effect. You lose some of that continuity. It hasn't been as good as it was early." Turner specifically noted issues with timing in the passing game and concerns about changes in Newton's throwing mechanics affecting his accuracy.

Newton continues to run and -- prior to last week against Cleveland -- continues to throw touchdown passes. But it's clear he's not himself. His ceiling remains limited and he'll continue to have a lower floor than usual as long as he's unable to fully practice.

Matthew Stafford | Back | Questionable | Expected to Play

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

Stafford hasn't fully practiced in weeks as he battles a back injury. Beat writers have noted Stafford moving gingerly in the locker room and struggling to bend over to pick up equipment bags. On Thursday, Stafford skipped his Thursday media session for treatment. Despite the limitations, Stafford told reporters Friday he intends to continue to play saying, "I played with it last week, so I plan on playing with again." That's far from a ringing endorsement of his own health, especially coming off last week's 15 of 23 for 101 yard performance. Stafford's health, his lack of offensive weapons (now without Kerryon Johnson, Marvin Jones Jr, and Golden Tate), and injuries along the offensive line (T.J. Lang on IR, Rick Wagner out with a concussion, Taylor Decker limited with a shoulder injury) are all likely to limit Stafford again this week.

Others of note: Deshaun Watson (shoulder), Ben Roethlisberger (ribs), Aaron Rodgers (knee), Lamar Jackson (ankle), Sam Darnold (foot), Jeff Driskel (shoulder), and Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report and will play without limitation. Carson Wentz (back) is listed doubtful and will likely be declared out. Return to play expectations on all inactive and injured players will be updated in Monday's column.


RUNNING BACK

James Conner | Ankle | Questionable > doubtful | Likely inactive

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

Conner returned to practice on Friday and the Steelers have listed him questionable. It's exceedingly rare for a Pittsburgh player to miss practice on Wednesday and Thursday and then return to practice on Friday. Steelers who do not practice by Thursday don't play -- and they rarely work out at all on Friday. This has been true for every caliber of play at every position for years.

Conner's practice participation is notably different and can only mean one thing. The team believes he has a shot to play this weekend. His limited Friday workout is a test. If Conner's ankle sprain responds well to practice without any recurrence of swelling and stiffness, the Steelers may clear him to play.

However, his return remains a long shot. Conner confirmed his injury is a high ankle sprain earlier this week. The team ruled him out last week five days in advance of the Week 14 game -- after a Tuesday exam and MRI study. That strongly suggests Conner's injury was a mid-grade injury requiring 3-4 weeks of rehab rather than a lower-grade, 1-2 week injury. While the door is open for Conner to continue to improve and convince the team he can play a limited role, it's much more likely he'll be inactive and continue to rehab next week.

There's also an outside chance the Steelers believed this was a low-grade injury from the start and decided to rest Conner last week with this week's game in mind. But that's a hopeful stretch at best.

I'll update with weekend news but consider Conner to the doubtful side of questionable for now.

Saturday Update: Conner has been downgraded to doubtful. While the Steelers held out some hope Conner could play, there was not enough improvement overnight. He will be inactive.

Matt Breida | Ankle | Questionable | Likely to Play

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

Breida spoke with reporters on Friday and said, "As long as everything keeps going the way it has, they gave me the green light and I'll be ready to go." Breida and the Niners chose to rest last week and give his frequently-aggravated high ankle sprain extra time to improve. Breida has been trending positively toward playing all week but stopped short of guaranteeing a return because his most recent aggravation two weeks ago occurred during pregame warmup. Though he's taken a week off, the risk of aggravation remains. it's unclear how San Francisco will handle the distribution of touches between Breida and Jeff Wilson. However, in previous weeks, Kyle Shanahan did not shy away from using Breida when he looked healthy and Shanahan told reporters his running back looks "much better" than last week. Expect 10-15 touches but a low floor remains a concern.

LeSean McCoy | Hamstring | Questionable | inactive

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

Chris Ivory | Shoulder | Questionable | inactive

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

The Bills listed Ivory questionable despite a full week of practice and three consecutive weeks on the active game day roster since returning from a shoulder sprain. He will play.

McCoy's availability is less clear. While McCoy tends to play through soft tissue injuries and practiced twice this week, local writers do not seem as optimistic as usual about his readiness to play. McCoy is more probable than doubtful but it won't be surprising if he rests this week.

Sunday Update: Surprisingly, Ivory's status is very much in doubt despite a full week of practice. Ian Rapoport is reporting Ivory is not expecting to play, while Adam Schefter tweeted Ivory will test his injury during pregame. Also, Schefter reports McCoy is not expected to play. Rapoport's sources believe McCoy is a game-time decision. Neither Buffalo running back seems on track to play.

Sunday Update: Ian Rapoport is reporting McCoy will not play today.

Sunday Update: Both McCoy and Ivory are inactive.

Ito Smith | Back / Knee | Questionable | Likely to play

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

Smith's Friday limited practice was a downgrade from a full Thursday practice. Held out due to knee soreness, Dan Quinn told reporters he's expecting Smith to play. The Falcons will re-evaluate Smith on Saturday morning. If his soreness improves, expect to see him on the game day active roster. If he remains sore, we'll likely see a weekend status downgrade and possibly a roster addition at running back.

Others of note: Ezekiel Elliott (shoulder), David Johnson (quadricep), Adrian Peterson (shoulder), Kenyan Drake (shoulder), and Elijah McGuire (ankle) have fully practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play. Kerryon Johnson (knee) and Rashaad Penny (knee) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive and injured players in Monday's column.


WIDE RECEIVER

Julio Jones | Foot / Calf / Illness | Not Listed | Expected to Play

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

The Falcons continue to manage Jones' practice reps. As always, when Jones is not listed on the game status report, he should be considered a full go for gameday.

T.Y. Hilton | Ankle | Questionable | active

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

Hilton has missed mid week practices with hamstring and shoulder injuries this year then returned to practice on Friday and played effectively that Sunday. Unfortunately, this week's practice line didn't end as well. Hilton never returned to practice after suffering an ankle injury last week. Frank Reich didn't rule Hilton out but wasn't optimistic, noting that players who do not practice on Friday aren't likely to play on Sunday and hinting that the only reason Hilton might have a shot to play is the time of year. Video was suspicious for a high ankle sprain, further casting doubt on Hilton's readiness.

Reich said Hilton's status was "still up in the air" and the team was hopeful for improvement through Saturday morning. Hopeful on Friday rarely translates to a full strength return on Sunday.

Sunday Update: Both Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport are reporting Hilton's availability will be decided after a pre-game workout. Rapoport's tweet hinted Hilton will try to play through the injury if he can. While Hilton has been effective playing through injury -- and was very productive despite a shoulder injury last week -- there's been a higher level of concern with him this week. Generally, pregame workout video is deceiving but reports on how fluidly Hilton is moving may be helpful later this morning.

Sunday Update: There were no pregame reports on Hilton's warmup or fitness level. He's on the active roster and has played effectively through injury without practice in the past. Unfortunately, there's no way to reliably project how limited Hilton may be or what his risk of aggravation is. I'll continue to update with any final hour reports. Expect the Colts to try to keep Hilton involved in the offense as usual but a low floor performance may still be in play here.

Sunday Update: Adam Caplan cited two sources with reassuring reports on Hilton this morning. One told Caplan Hilton "will be fine. He will play well." That's as reassuring as we'll get on Hilton. Caplan is one of the original bird dogs for injury information and his sources should be trustworthy.

Doug Baldwin | Hip | Questionable | Expected to Play

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

Last week, Baldwin reportedly "barely made it through the week" and was unable to practice or play. After returning to consecutive limited practices by week's end, all indications are that Baldwin will return to play. Baldwin's groin / hip injury remains suspicious for a core muscle strain and may be difficult to play through. However, Baldwin has been productive in the past while playing through injury and he has a favorable matchup against San Francisco.

Allen Robinson | Hip | Questionable | Expected to play

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

The Bears list Robinson questionable but he is expected to play and see his usual workload.

Dante Pettis | Foot | Questionable | expected to play

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

Marquise Goodwin | Calf | Questionable | expected to play

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

Both Pettis and Goodwin were added to the injury report on Thursday but returned to limited practice on Friday. Unfortunately, there has been no official word from the Niners on their availability and no local media members are speculating either. Generally, that's a positive sign -- but I'll continue to update through the weekend.

Sunday Update: Both Pettis and Goodwin are expected to play today. The tone of the overnight reports suggests neither will be limited much.

Josh Doctson | Concussion | Questionable | Likely to Play

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

Doctson returned to practice Friday and was running individual drills at full speed. He had yet to be cleared for contact in team drills and was listed questionable. The trend suggests Washington planned to send him to the independent neurologist for clearance after Friday's practice. We should know Doctson's official status before inactives are released.

Others of note: Adam Thielen (ankle), DeAndre Hopkins (foot), Courtland Sutton (quad), DeVante Parker (shoulder), Danny Amendola (knee), Randall Cobb (hamstring), Equanimeous St. Brown (elbow), Robby Anderson (ankle), and Jamison Crowder (ankle) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. Odell Beckham Jr (quad), Keke Coutee (hamstring), Quincy Enunwa (ankle), and DeSean Jackson (thumb) have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive and injured players in Monday's column.


TIGHT END

Austin Hooper | Knee | Not Listed | Expected to Play

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

After strong early-week hints that Hooper might miss at least one week, Hooper missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday and looked likely inactive. Hooper then practiced Friday and was removed from the Atlanta game status report. Dan Quinn then told reporters Hooper looked good on Friday and was expected to play.

Others of note: David Njoku (knee) and Jimmy Graham (thumb/knee) have practiced, are not listed on the game status report, and are expected to play without limitation. Jordan Reed (foot) and Geoff Swaim (wrist) are doubtful or have been declared out. I'll update return to play expectations on all inactive and injured players in Monday's column.


OFFENSIVE LINE NOTES

***Dallas will be without guard Zack Martin, who will rehab his frequently aggravated MCL sprain for at least this week. Tackle Tyron Smith is expected to play.

***Oakland is likely without both starting guards. Gabe Jackson played through an elbow injury last week but is on the doubtful side of questionable this week. Kelechi Osemele has already been declared out with an ongoing toe injury.

***Indianapolis gets center Ryan Kelly back from a multiple-week MCL recovery but is now missing guard Mark Glowinski.


Defensive Player Notes

***Sean Lee will be back this week. The Cowboys have not discussed how they'll approach a rotation among Lee, Leighton Vander Esch, and Jaylon Smith but Lee is not expected to play every down.

***Budda Baker continues to try to play through a limiting knee injury. He was limited in practice again this week but there are no indications he's chosen rest over playing.


PRACTICE PARTICIPATION, GAME STATUS REPORT, AND PLAYING EXPECTATIONS

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

Quarterbacks
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
^Deshaun Watson Hou Shoulder ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Ben Roethlisberger Pit Ribs DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Cam Newton Car Shoulder *Limited *Limited *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Aaron Rodgers GB Knee Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Lamar Jackson Bal Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Joe Flacco Bal Hip Full Full Full Questionable Active as Backup
Carson Wentz Phi Back DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Ryan Tannehill Mia Ankle / Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Matthew Stafford Det Back Limited Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
^Sam Darnold NYJ Foot ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jeff Driskel Cin Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Colt McCoy Was Fibula DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Running Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Ezekiel Elliott Dal Shoulder DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
James Conner Pit Ankle DNP DNP Limited Doubtful Likely Inactive
Adrian Peterson Was Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Chris Thompson Was Illness Not Listed Not Listed DNP Questionable Likely to Play
David Johnson Ari Quadricep DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Rashaad Penny Sea Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Kenyan Drake Mia Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Matt Breida SF Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
LeSean McCoy Buf Hamstring DNP Limited Limited Questionable Inactive
Chris Ivory Buf Shoulder Full Full Full Questionable Inactive
Kerryon Johnson Det Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
^Isaiah Crowell NYJ Toe ^DNP ^DNP ^DNP Declared Out Inactive
^Elijah McGuire NYJ Ankle ^DNP ^Limited ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
^Trenton Cannon NYJ Toe ^DNP ^Limited ^Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Ito Smith Atl Back / Knee Limited Full Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Wide Receivers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Adam Thielen Min Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Odell Beckham Jr NYG Quadricep Limited DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
^DeAndre Hopkins Hou Foot ^Limited ^Limited ^Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
^Keke Coutee Hou Hamstring ^Limited ^Limited ^Limited Declared Out Inactive
Julio Jones Atl Foot / Calf / Illness DNP DNP Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
T.Y. Hilton Ind Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable Active
Dontrelle Inman Ind Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Doug Baldwin Sea Hip DNP Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Allen Robinson Chi Hip DNP Limited Full Questionable Expected to Play
Dante Pettis SF Foot Not Listed Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Marquise Goodwin SF Calf Not Listed Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
^Courtland Sutton Den Quadricep ^DNP ^Limited ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Randall Cobb GB Hamstring Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Equanimeous St. Brown GB Elbow Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
^Quincy Enunwa NYJ Ankle ^DNP ^DNP ^DNP Declared Out Inactive
^Robby Anderson NYJ Ankle ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
^Andre Roberts NYJ Foot ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Josh Doctson Was Concussion DNP DNP Full Questionable Likely to Play
Jamison Crowder Was Ankle Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
DeVante Parker Mia Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Danny Amendola Mia Knee DNP Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
DeSean Jackson TB Thumb DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Cole Beasley Dal Foot Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Tavon Austin Dal Groin Limited Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Ryan Switzer Pit Ankle Not Listed Not Listed Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Tajae Sharpe Ten Ankle Limited DNP Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Bruce Ellington Det Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Tight Ends
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
^David Njoku Cle Knee ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Austin Hooper Atl Ankle / Knee DNP DNP Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Jimmy Graham GB Knee / Thumb DNP Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jordan Reed Was Ankle / Foot DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Mo Alie-Cox Ind Calf Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Geoff Swaim Dal Wrist DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
^Matt LaCosse Den Shoulder ^Limited ^Limited ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Offensive Tackles
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Tyron Smith Dal Neck Limited Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
*Terron Armstead NO Pectoral *Limited *Limited *DNP Declared Out Inactive
*Ryan Ramczyk NO Shoulder *Limited *Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Bryan Bulaga GB Knee DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Anthony Castonzo Ind Knee Not Listed Not Listed DNP Not Listed Expected to Play
Trent Williams Was Thumb / Wrist Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Morgan Moses Was Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Marcus Gilbert Pit Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Taylor Lewan Ten Shoulder Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Cordy Glenn Cin Back Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Bobby Hart Cin Knee Not Listed Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Brian O'Neill Min Ankle Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Nate Solder NYG Abdomen Not Listed Not Listed Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
*Chris Clark Car Knee *DNP *Full *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Rick Wagner Det Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Taylor Decker Det Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Laremy Tunsil Mia Knee Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Ja'Wuan James Mia Quadricep Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jermey Parnell Jac Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
^Kelvin Beachum NYJ Knee ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Korey Cunningham Ari Hip Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Demar Dotson TB Knee Limited Full Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Offensive Guards
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Zack Martin Dal Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Xavier Su'a-Filo Dal Ankle / Thumb Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
*Andrus Peat NO Ankle / Shoulder *Limited *Limited *Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Gabe Jackson Oak Elbow / Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable Game-time Decision
Kelechi Osemele Oak Toe DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Quenton Nelson Ind Back Not Listed Not Listed DNP Not Listed Expected to Play
Clint Boling Cin Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
D.J. Fluker Sea Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Ben Garland Atl Back Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Mark Glowinski Ind Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Mike Remmers Min Back Limited Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Isaac Seumalo Phi Pectoral DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Tony Bergstrom Was Knee / Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
^Zach Fulton Hou Hand ^Limited ^Limited ^Limited Questionable Likely to Play
^Senio Kelemete Hou Elbow ^Limited ^Limited ^Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Lane Taylor GB Foot Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Alex Lewis Bal Shoulder Limited DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Laken Tomlinson SF Hip Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Oday Aboushi Ari Toe Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Centers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Ryan Kelly Ind Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Chase Roullier Was Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Rodney Hudson Oak Knee / Ankle Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
^Spencer Long NYJ Knee / Finger ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Travis Swanson Mia Ankle Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Weston Richburg SF Knee Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
^J.C. Tretter Cle Ankle ^DNP ^DNP ^Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
^J.J. Watt Hou Knee ^Limited ^Limited ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Jason Pierre-Paul TB Knee / Hip Limited DNP Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Frank Clark Sea Elbow Limited DNP Full Not Listed Likely to Play
Clay Matthews GB Ankle Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Brian Orakpo Ten Elbow DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Grady Jarrett Atl Groin / Shin DNP Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Gerald McCoy TB Shoulder Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kenny Clark GB Elbow DNP DNP DNP Questionable Game-time Decision
Jarran Reed Sea Oblique Limited DNP Full Questionable Expected to Play
*Kawann Short Car Calf *Limited *DNP *DNP Doubtful Likely Inactive
Michael Bennett Phi Foot DNP DNP Full Questionable Expected to Play
Timmy Jernigan Phi Back DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Sheldon Richardson Min Hip Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Maurice Hurst Oak Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
David Irving Dal Ankle DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
^Derek Wolfe Den Concussion ^DNP ^DNP ^Limited Questionable Likely to Play
^Larry Ogunjobi Cle Biceps ^DNP ^Limited ^Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Margus Hunt Ind Knee Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Matt Ionanidis Was Shin DNP Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Da'Shawn Hand Det Knee DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Darius Leonard Ind Finger / Shoulder Not Listed Not Listed DNP Not Listed Expected to Play
Deion Jones Atl Foot Limited Limited Full Not Listed Likely to Play
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Jordan Hicks Phi Calf DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
^Joe Schobert Cle Knee ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
^Jamie Collins Sr Cle Shoulder ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Eric Kendricks Min Rib Limited Limited Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Vontaze Burfict Cin Concussion DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
K.J. Wright Sea Knee DNP Limited Limited Declared Out Likely Inactive
^Brandon Marshall Den Knee ^Limited ^Limited ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Malcolm Smith SF Achilles Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Devon Kennard Det Hip Limited Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Deone Bucannon Ari Chest Limited Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Eddie Jackson Chi Shin Not Listed Not Listed DNP Questionable Expected to Play
Budda Baker Ari Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable Likely to Play
Clayton Geathers Ind Knee DNP Limited DNP Questionable Expected to Play
Malik Hooker Ind Calf Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Michael Mitchell Ind Calf DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Curtis Riley NYG Wrist Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Bradley McDougald Sea Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Reshad Jones Mia Shoulder Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
T.J. McDonald Mia Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Sean Davis Pit Knee DNP Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Tony Jefferson Bal Ankle DNP Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Justin Evans TB Toe DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Jaquiski Tartt SF Shoulder DNP DNP Limited Declared Out Inactive
^Justin Reid Hou Shoulder / Wrist ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Xavier Rhodes Min Hip Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Trae Waynes Min Concussion Limited Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
^Chris Harris Jr Den Fibula ^DNP ^DNP ^DNP Declared Out Inactive
^Tramaine Brock Den Ribs ^Limited ^Limited ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
^Isaac Yiadom Den Shoulder ^DNP ^DNP ^DNP Declared Out Inactive
^Denzel Ward Cle Concussion ^DNP ^DNP ^DNP Declared Out Inactive
^Terrence Mitchell Cle Wrist ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
^Phillip Gaines Cle Knee ^Limited ^Limited ^Limited Questionable Likely to Play
^Tavierre Thomas Cle Abdomen ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Xavien Howard Mia Knee DNP DNP DNP Doubtful Inactive
Bobby McCain Mia Ankle Not Listed Not Listed Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Stephon Gilmore NE Ankle Full Full Not Listed Not Listed Expected to Play
Marlon Humphrey Bal Groin DNP DNP Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
^Johnathan Joseph Hou Neck ^Limited ^Limited ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
^Shareece Wright Hou Neck ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
^Kareem Jackson Hou Knee ^Limited ^Limited ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Sidney Jones Phi Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Avonte Maddox Phi Ankle / Knee Limited Limited Full Questionable Likely to Play
Gareon Conley Oak Groin Full Full Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Daryl Worley Oak Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Not Listed Expected to Play
Dre Kirkpatrick Cin Ankle DNP Limited Limited Questionable Game-time Decision
Carlton Davis TB Knee Limited Limited Full Questionable Likely to Play
^Morris Claiborne NYJ Shoulder / Neck ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
^Buster Skrine NYJ Shoulder ^Full ^Full ^Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Kickers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday Friday
*Graham Gano Car Knee *DNP *DNP *DNP Declared Out Inactive
Steven Hauschka Buf Hip DNP DNP Limited Questionable Expected to Play
Josh Lambo Jac Groin Not Listed Limited DNP Questionable Game-time Decision

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

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