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A review of the early week practice participation reports

WEDNESDAY MEDIA UPDATES

***Dalvin Cook was cleared for individual drills and media video showed him doing the type of explosive work with a blocking dummy that will stress his hamstring and assess his progress. If he's downgraded to a Thursday DNP, you'll know it didn't go well. If he returns to another limited practice, it's possible we'll see him return this week. The Vikings aren't likely to add him to the active game day roster until fully recovered, however. Consider him questionable until he fully practices and the Vikings say he's playing.

***Devonta Freeman was back on the injury report with a foot injury. He did only rehab work and a tweet from Ian Rapoport says Freeman's availability this week is "clearly in doubt."

***Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks were doing mental reps on the field during a walkthrough today. They'll both need to be cleared for individual drills on Thursday to have a reasonable chance at gaining clearance this week.

***Unfortunately, my worry about Frank Reich's less-than-optimistic Monday comments about T.Y. Hilton's status was accurate. Hilton is still considered week-to-week and is not likely to play this week. Hopefully, he'll start individual drills sometime this week and trend toward playing in Week 7. If not, the Colts could Hilton down through their Week 9 bye. They will want Hilton healthy for a run of three divisional games in four weeks starting in Week 10.

***Reports on Matt Breida's injury are not clear. Multiple beat writers and the Niners are saying Breida does not have a high-ankle sprain. However, that's exactly what it looked like on video and he's still in a walking boot. And I do not know what a "mid-ankle" sprain -- what the reports say Breida has instead -- could be. I'll be surprised if Breida practices this week. Consider him doubtful for Monday night.


THURSDAY NIGHT INJURY EXPECTATIONS

Here are the key players listed on the practice participation or game status report for Thursday Night Football:

Philadelphia at New York Giants

***The Eagles will again be without Darren Sproles but get Corey Clement back. Clement was active last week but didn't play, likely in anticipation of this Thursday night game. A full week of practice and the loss of Jay Ajayi to a torn ACL last week should lead to a sizable workload for Clement.

***Both teams get edge rushers back in the starting lineup. Derek Barnett is back after missing last week's game with a shoulder injury. Olivier Vernon makes his 2018 debut for New York after missing extended time with a high ankle sprain. Both will likely be used in their usual rotations.


EARly week PRACTICE PARTICIPATION & EARLY EXPECTATIONS

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

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

Quarterbacks
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
*Aaron Rodgers GB Knee *DNP Expected to Play
Deshaun Watson Hou Chest Limited Limited Expected to Play
Russell Wilson Sea Hamstring Full Full Expected to Play
Ryan Tannehill Mia Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
Case Keenum Den Knee Full Full Expected to Play
Running Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Ezekiel Elliott Dal Knee Full Full Expected to Play
Leonard Fournette Jac Hamstring DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Dalvin Cook Min Hamstring Limited Full Likely to Play
Devonta Freeman Atl Foot DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Sony Michel NE Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
*Matt Breida SF Shoulder / Ankle *DNP Likely Inactive
Isaiah Crowell NYJ Ankle DNP DNP Likely to Play
Marshawn Lynch Oak Hip Limited Limited Expected to Play
Adrian Peterson Was Ankle / Shoulder / Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Chris Thompson Was Rib / Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Lamar Miller Hou Chest Limited Full Expected to Play
Giovani Bernard Cin Knee DNP DNP Inactive
Marlon Mack Ind Hamstring Full Full Expected to Play
Wide Receivers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
DeAndre Hopkins Hou Foot Limited Limited Expected to Play
T.Y. Hilton Ind Chest / Hamstring DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Cooper Kupp LAR Concussion DNP Limited Likely to Play
Brandin Cooks LAR Concussion DNP Limited Likely to Play
Larry Fitzgerald Ari Hamstring / Back DNP Limited Expected to Play
Will Fuller V Hou Hamstring Limited Limited Expected to Play
Keke Coutee Hou Hamstring Limited Limited Expected to Play
*Randall Cobb GB Hamstring *Limited Likely to Play
*Geronimo Allison GB Hamstring *Limited Likely to Play
Doug Baldwin Sea Knee Full Full Expected to Play
Anthony Miller Chi Shoulder Full Not Listed Expected to Play
Josh Gordon NE Hamstring Limited Limited Likely to Play
Chris Hogan NE Thigh Limited DNP Game-time Decision
*Marquise Goodwin SF Hamstring / Quadricep *Full Likely to Play
*Pierre Garcon SF Shoulder / Knee *DNP Likely Inactive
*Dante Pettis SF Knee *DNP Inactive
Mohamed Sanu Atl Hip Limited Limited Expected to Play
Sammy Watkins KC Hamstring Full Full Expected to Play
John Ross Cin Groin Limited Limited Game-time Decision
Cole Beasley Dal Ankle Full Full Expected to Play
Jamison Crowder Was Knee DNP DNP Game-time Decision
Paul Richardson Jr Was Shoulder / Knee DNP DNP Likely to Play
Courtland Sutton Den Ankle Limited Full Likely to Play
Albert Wilson Mia Abdomen Full Full Expected to Play
Chris Conley KC Toe Full Full Expected to Play
De'Anthony Thomas KC Lower leg Not Listed Limited Awaiting Information
Rashard Higgins Cle Knee DNP DNP Inactive
Tavon Austin Dal Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
Terrelle Pryor NYJ Groin Limited DNP Likely to Play
Josh Doctson Was Heel Limited Limited Awaiting Information
DeVante Parker Mia Quadricep Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Travis Benjamin LAC Foot DNP DNP Inactive
Tight Ends
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Rob Gronkowski NE Ankle Limited Limited Expected to Play
*George Kittle SF Knee *Limited Likely to Play
Greg Olsen Car Foot Limited Full Expected to Play
Eric Ebron Ind Shin / Quad / Ankle / Knee DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Jack Doyle Ind Hip DNP DNP Inactive
*Jimmy Graham GB Knee *DNP Expected to Play
O.J. Howard TB Knee Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Vernon Davis Was Hamstring Limited Limited Likely to Play
Tyler Kroft Cin Foot DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Ryan Griffin Hou Toe Limited Limited Likely to Play
Nick Vannett Sea Back DNP Limited Awaiting Information
Jermaine Gresham Ari Achilles DNP Limited Likely to Play
A.J. Derby Mia Foot Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Offensive Tackles
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Tyron Smith Dal Ankle Limited Limited Expected to Play
Anthony Castonzo Ind Hamstring Full Full Likely to Play
Taylor Lewan Ten Foot DNP Full Likely to Play
*Joe Staley SF Knee *DNP Likely to Play
*Mike McGlinchey SF Knee *Full Expected to Play
Joe Barksdale LAC Knee Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Russell Okung LAC Groin Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Laremy Tunsil Mia Concussion Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Jermey Parnell Jac Knee Limited Limited Expected to Play
Josh Wells Jac Groin DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive
Trent Williams Was Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Jared Veldheer Den Knee DNP DNP Inactive
Garrett Bolles Den Ankle Limited Full Expected to Play
Riley Reiff Min Foot DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Kolton Miller Oak Knee Limited Limited Expected to Play
D.J. Humphries Ari Knee DNP Limited Likely to Play
Andre Smith Ari Hamstring DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Cedric Ogbuehi Cin Wrist Not Listed Limited Awaiting Information
Demar Dotson TB Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Foot Full Full Expected to Play
Desmond Harrison Cle Knee Full Full Expected to Play
Offensive Guards
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Mike Iupati Ari Shoulder DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Andrew Norwell Jac Foot DNP Limited Likely to Play
Kelechi Osemele Oak Knee DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Gabe Jackson Oak Pectoral Limited Limited Expected to Play
Brandon Scherff Was Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Shaun Lauvao Was Calf Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Clint Boling Cin Hip DNP Full Expected to Play
*Josh Garnett SF Toe *Full Expected to Play
*Mike Person SF Knee *DNP Likely Inactive
Eric Kush Chi Neck Limited Limited Likely to Play
Centers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Rodney Hudson Oak Ankle Limited Limited Expected to Play
Mike Pouncey LAC Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Ryan Kalil Car Neck Full Full Expected to Play
Ryan Kelly Ind Calf DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Brandon Linder Jac Knee DNP Limited Likely to Play
*Weston Richburg SF Knee *DNP Likely to Play
Billy Price Cin Foot DNP DNP Inactive
Spencer Long NYJ Finger / Knee DNP Limited Likely to Play
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Joey Bosa LAC Foot DNP DNP Inactive
Demarcus Lawrence Dal Shoulder DNP Limited Expected to Play
Jadeveon Clowney Hou Illness DNP Full Likely to Play
Everson Griffen Min Behavioral Health DNP DNP Inactive
Dee Ford KC Groin / Hand Full Full Expected to Play
Justin Houston KC Hamstring DNP DNP Inactive
Cameron Wake Mia Knee DNP DNP Likely to Play
Carl Lawson Cin Ankle Limited Full Likely to Play
Yannick Ngakoue Jac Shoulder Limited Full Expected to Play
*Nick Perry GB Ankle *Limited Likely to Play
Andre Branch Mia Knee Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Randy Gregory Dal Knee Not Listed Limited Likely to Play
Markus Golden Ari Knee Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Shane Ray Den Wrist Full Full Expected to Play
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Calais Campbell Jac Ankle Limited Limited Expected to Play
Grady Jarrett Atl Ankle DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Taco Charlton Dal Thumb Limited Limited Likely to Play
Linval Joseph Min Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
Kawann Short Car Ankle DNP Full Expected to Play
Leonard Williams NYJ Back Not Listed DNP Awaiting Information
Michael Brockers LAR Ankle Not Listed DNP Likely to Play
Maurice Hurst Oak Shoulder Limited Limited Expected to Play
Malcom Brown NE Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Margus Hunt Ind Knee DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Malik Jackson Jac Back DNP Full Expected to Play
Robert Nkemdiche Ari Foot DNP Limited Game-time Decision
Denico Autry Ind Hamstring DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Michael Johnson Cin Knee Limited Full Expected to Play
Adam Gotsis Den Knee Full Full Expected to Play
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring DNP DNP Inactive
Darius Leonard Ind Ankle DNP Limited Likely to Play
Anthony Walker Ind Concussion Limited Full Likely to Play
*Reuben Foster SF Shoulder *Limited Awaiting Information
Zach Brown Was Oblique / Knee Full Full Expected to Play
K.J. Wright Sea Knee DNP DNP Inactive
Vince Williams Pit Hamstring Full Full Expected to Play
Preston Brown Cin Ankle Limited Full Likely to Play
Wesley Woodyard Ten Shoulder Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Kyzir White LAC Knee DNP DNP Inactive
Jatavis Brown LAC Groin DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Brandon Marshall Den Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Todd Davis Den Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
Josh Bynes Ari Wrist Limited Limited Likely to Play
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Budda Baker Ari Shoulder Limited Limited Likely to Play
Tre Boston Ari Shoulder DNP Limited Awaiting Information
Eric Berry KC Heel DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Micah Hyde Buf Groin Limited Limited Game-time Decision
Rafael Bush Buf Shoulder Limited Limited Game-time Decision
Marcus Maye NYJ Ankle / Foot Limited Limited Likely to Play
Kenny Vaccaro Ten Elbow DNP DNP Inactive
Andrew Sendejo Min Groin DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Reshad Jones Mia Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
T.J. McDonald Mia Foot DNP Full Expected to Play
Darian Stewart Den Foot DNP Limited Awaiting Information
Damarious Randall Cle Heel Limited Limited Expected to Play
Clayton Geathers Ind Concussion / Neck DNP Limited Awaiting Information
Malik Hooker Ind Back DNP Full Likely to Play
Matthias Farley Ind Shoulder / Groin / Wrist DNP DNP Awaiting Information
*Jaquiski Tartt SF Shoulder *Full Expected to Play
*Richard Sherman SF Calf *Limited Likely to Play
*Jimmie Ward SF Hamstring *Limited Awaiting Information
Karl Joseph Oak Hamstring Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Morgan Burnett Pit Groin DNP DNP Inactive
Terrell Edmunds Pit Calf Full Full Expected to Play
Jalen Ramsey Jac Knee Not Listed Limited Expected to Play
*Kevin King GB Chin *Full Expected to Play
Chidobe Awuzie Dal Ankle Limited Limited Expected to Play
Trae Waynes Min Concussion Full Full Expected to Play
Brandon Carr Bal Knee DNP Full Likely to Play
Josh Norman Was Hamstring Full Full Expected to Play
Prince Amukamara Chi Hamstring Limited Limited Likely to Play
Bobby McCain Mia Knee DNP DNP Inactive
TreDavious White Buf Ankle Limited Limited Likely to Play
E.J. Gaines Cle Groin Limited Limited Likely to Play
Johnathan Joseph Hou Hip Limited Limited Expected to Play
Aaron Colvin Hou Ankle DNP DNP Inactive
Kenny Moore II Ind Concussion Limited Full Likely to Play
Nate Hairston Ind Ankle Limited Full Likely to Play
Quincy Wilson Ind Concussion Full Full Expected to Play
William Jackson III III Cin Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
*Jaire Alexander GB Groin *Limited Awaiting Information
Eric Rowe NE Groin Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Trumaine Johnson NYJ Quadricep DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Buster Skrine NYJ Concussion DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Jamar Taylor Ari Hamstring Limited Full Likely to Play
D.J. Hayden Jac Toe DNP DNP Declared Out Inactive

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

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