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A review of the early week practice participation reports

WEDNESDAY MEDIA UPDATES

***Leonard Fournette returned to a full practice on Wednesday. It's exactly what he needed to do coming out of the Jaguars' bye to have a chance to play this week. He'll need to make it through a full week of practice without tightness but he's looking likely to return to a full workload on Sunday.

***Sony Michel continues to practice for New England. Adam Schefter reported Monday that Michel was "likely to return." However, last week's trend seemed positive until the weekend and the Patriots have a bye in Week 11 should they choose to remain cautious. We should know more as the week progresses.

***The Patriots could also choose caution with Rob Gronkowski. Thursday's practice participation should be telling. If Gronkowski rehabs rather than practices, he's likely out through the Week 11 bye week.

***Chris Carson is again listed with a hip condition, but it's reportedly a different injury than an earlier-season groin injury. Pete Carroll hinted Carson's status would not be known until the end of the week but Carson's inability to finish last week's game doesn't bode well for him this week.

***Kerryon Johnson is on the injury report with an ankle injury. It's not yet known whether it's a new injury or caution related to an earlier-season injury. The limited practice is a good indication he'll be available to play this week.

***Marlon Mack was also limited. The Colts did not update his condition after he was seen on the rehab field earlier this week. His practice participation should be monitored closely.

***Darren Sproles seems on track to return Sunday night. A full practice by the end of the week would confirm his return.

***Sam Darnold reportedly has a significant foot sprain. He will not play this week and could miss multiple weeks.


THURSDAY NIGHT INJURY EXPECTATIONS

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

Carolina at Pittsburgh

***Both teams are mostly healthy entering the Thursday night game. Torrey Smith remains out with a knee injury. The Panthers will likely be without center Ryan Kalil, who's a game-time decision after not practicing all week with an ankle injury. The Steelers will again be without tackle Marcus Gilbert.


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 Full Full Expected to Play
Blake Bortles Jac Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
Ryan Tannehill Mia Shoulder Limited Limited Inactive
Sam Darnold NYJ Foot DNP DNP Inactive
Josh Allen Buf Elbow Limited Limited Inactive
Derek Anderson Buf Concussion DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Running Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Leonard Fournette Jac Hamstring Full Full Expected to Play
Sony Michel NE Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Adrian Peterson Was Shoulder Limited Full Expected to Play
Chris Thompson Was Rib DNP DNP Inactive
Kapri Bibbs Was Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
Kerryon Johnson Det Ankle Limited Limited Likely to Play
LeGarrette Blount Det Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Marlon Mack Ind Foot Limited Limited Likely to Play
Robert Turbin Ind Shoulder Limited Full Likely to Play
Chris Carson Sea Hip DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Kenyan Drake Mia Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
Isaiah Crowell NYJ Ankle Full Full Expected to Play
Elijah McGuire NYJ Foot Full Full Expected to Play
Doug Martin Oak Hip Limited Limited Likely to Play
Corey Clement Phi Illness Not Listed DNP Likely to Play
Darren Sproles Phi Hamstring Limited DNP Inactive
Peyton Barber TB Ankle Limited Limited Expected to Play
Ronald Jones TB Hamstring DNP DNP Inactive
Giovani Bernard Cin Knee Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Chris Ivory Buf Shoulder DNP Limited Awaiting Information
Wide Receivers
Team
Injury
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
A.J. Green Cin Toe DNP DNP Inactive
Tyreek Hill KC Groin Full Full Expected to Play
Sammy Watkins KC Foot DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Mike Evans TB Knee DNP Limited Likely to Play
Julian Edelman NE Ankle Limited Limited Expected to Play
Cordarrelle Patterson NE Neck Limited Limited Likely to Play
Doug Baldwin Sea Groin DNP Limited Likely to Play
Randall Cobb GB Hamstring Full Limited Expected to Play
Mohamed Sanu Atl Hip DNP Limited Likely to Play
Jarvis Landry Cle Wrist Full Full Expected to Play
Kenny Stills Mia Groin Limited Limited Likely to Play
DeVante Parker Mia Knee Full Full Expected to Play
*Pierre Garcon SF Knee *DNP Awaiting Information
Robby Anderson NYJ Ankle DNP DNP Likely to Play
Quincy Enunwa NYJ Ankle DNP DNP Likely to Play
Ryan Grant Ind Ankle Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Taylor Gabriel Chi Knee Limited Full Expected to Play
Allen Robinson Chi Groin Full Full Expected to Play
Kelvin Benjamin Buf Knee Limited Full Expected to Play
Jamison Crowder Was Ankle DNP DNP Inactive
Tavon Austin Dal Groin DNP DNP Inactive
John Ross Cin Groin Full Full Expected to Play
Cameron Meredith NO Knee DNP IR IR IR Injured Reserve
Taywan Taylor Ten Foot DNP DNP Inactive
Antonio Callaway Cle Ankle Full Full Expected to Play
Tight Ends
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
*George Kittle SF Chest *Limited Expected to Play
Rob Gronkowski NE Ankle / Back Limited Limited Game-time Decision
Jimmy Graham GB Knee DNP Limited Expected to Play
David Njoku Cle Knee / Ribs Limited Limited Expected to Play
Jordan Reed Was Back Limited Limited Likely to Play
Erik Swoope Ind Knee DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Charles Clay Buf Hamstring DNP DNP Inactive
Geoff Swaim Dal Knee DNP Limited Likely Inactive
C.J. Uzomah Cin Clavicle Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Tyler Kroft Cin Foot DNP DNP Inactive
Jermaine Gresham Ari Back Limited Limited Likely to Play
Offensive Tackles
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Bryan Bulaga GB Knee Limited Limited Game-time Decision
Jack Conklin Ten Concussion DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Terron Armstead NO Knee Limited Limited Expected to Play
Ryan Ramczyk NO Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Jason Peters Phi Biceps Full Full Expected to Play
Lane Johnson Phi Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Trent Williams Was Thumb DNP DNP Inactive
Morgan Moses Was Knee DNP Limited Game-time Decision
Trent Brown NE Illness DNP DNP Likely to Play
Laremy Tunsil Mia Knee / Ankle Limited Limited Game-time Decision
Ja'Waun James Mia Knee Limited Limited Game-time Decision
Kolton Miller Oak Knee / Elbow Limited Limited Expected to Play
Demar Dotson TB Knee / Shoulder DNP Limited Likely to Play
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Knee / Ankle Full Full Expected to Play
Christopher Hubbard Cle Toe Full Full Expected to Play
Offensive Guards
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Zach Martin Dal Knee Limited Limited Expected to Play
Andrus Peat NO Hip Limited Limited Likely to Play
Clint Boling Cin Back Full Full Expected to Play
Alex Redmond Cin Hamstring DNP Limited Awaiting Information
Kelechi Osemele Oak Knee Limited Limited Expected to Play
Gabe Jackson Oak Pectoral Full Full Expected to Play
Mike Iupati Ari Back Limited Limited Likely to Play
Justin Pugh Ari Hand Limited Limited Likely to Play
T.J. Lang Det Neck DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Shaq Mason NE Calf Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Cam Erving KC Illness DNP DNP Likely to Play
Andrew Wylie KC Back Full Full Expected to Play
D.J. Fluker Sea Calf DNP DNP Awaiting Information
James Carpenter NYJ Shoulder Limited Limited Expected to Play
Jesse Davis Mia Elbow Full Full Expected to Play
Ted Larsen Mia Neck Limited Limited Likely to Play
Braden Smith Ind Hand Full Full Expected to Play
Eric Kush Chi Neck Full Full Expected to Play
Centers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Alex Mack Atl Back Limited Limited Expected to Play
Max Unger NO Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Mitch Morse KC Concussion DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Spencer Long NYJ Knee / Finger DNP DNP Game-time Decision
Travis Swanson Mia Elbow Full Full Expected to Play
Rodney Hudson Oak Ankle Limited Limited Expected to Play
*Weston Richburg SF Knee *Limited Likely to Play
Billy Price Cin Foot Full Full Likely to Play
J.C. Tretter Cle Ankle DNP DNP Likely to Play
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Khalil Mack Chi Ankle Full Full Expected to Play
Joey Bosa LAC Foot DNP DNP Inactive
Justin Houston KC Hamstring Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Jason Pierre-Paul TB Shoulder / Foot Full Full Expected to Play
Robert Quinn Mia Ankle Full Full Expected to Play
Ezekiel Ansah Det Shoulder Limited Limited Likely to Play
Derrick Morgan Ten Shoulder Limited Limited Awaiting Information
Marcus Davenport NO Toe DNP DNP Inactive
Kemoko Turay Ind Neck Limited DNP Likely to Play
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Mike Daniels GB Shoulder Not Listed Limited
Taco Charlton Dal Shoulder DNP DNP
David Irving Dal Ankle DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Robert Nkemdiche Ari Calf Limited DNP Likely to Play
Steve McLendon NYJ Ankle DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Tremaine Edmunds Buf Concussion Limited Limited Likely to Play
Telvin Smith Jac Shoulder Not Listed Limited
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring DNP DNP Inactive
Joe Schobert Cle Ankle Limited Limited
*Reuben Foster SF Hamstring *DNP Likely Inactive
Vontaze Burfict Cin Hip DNP DNP Inactive
Nick Vigil Cin Knee DNP DNP Inactive
Blake Martinez GB Ankle Limited Limited Likely to Play
*Alec Ogletree NYG Hamstring *Full Expected to Play
K.J. Wright Sea Knee Limited DNP Expected to Play
Anthony Hitchens KC Rib DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Dont'a Hightower NE Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Jamie Collins Sr Cle Ankle DNP Limited Awaiting Information
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Reshad Jones Mia Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
T.J. McDonald Mia Knee Full Full Expected to Play
Eric Berry KC Heel DNP DNP Inactive
Daniel Sorensen KC Knee Limited Limited Likely to Play
Clayton Geathers Ind Knee DNP Full Awaiting Information
Mike Mitchell Ind Calf DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Damontae Kazee Atl Ankle Limited Limited Likely to Play
Marcus Maye NYJ Thumb Full Full Expected to Play
Budda Baker Ari Foot Not Listed DNP
Tre Boston Ari Chest Limited Limited Likely to Play
*Jaquiski Tartt SF Shoulder *DNP Likely Inactive
Bradley McDougald Sea Knee DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Corey Graham Phi Hamstring Limited Full Likely to Play
Malik Hooker Ind Hip Limited Limited Likely to Play
Kentrell Brice GB Knee Limited Full Likely to Play
Denzel Ward Cle Hip DNP Limited Likely to Play
Damarious Randall Cle Groin Limited Limited Likely to Play
Darius Slay Det Knee DNP DNP Awaiting Information
Xavien Howard Mia Ankle Full Full Expected to Play
A.J. Bouye Jac Calf DNP DNP Inactive
Kevin King GB Hamstring DNP DNP Likely Inactive
Robert Alford Atl Ankle Limited Limited Likely to Play
Chidobe Awuzie Dal Ankle Full Full Expected to Play
Morris Claiborne NYJ Shoulder Full Full Expected to Play
Sidney Jones Phi Hamstring DNP DNP Inactive
Jalen Mills Phi Foot DNP DNP Inactive
Darqueze Dennard Cin Sternoclavicular DNP DNP Inactive
M.J. Stewart TB Foot DNP DNP Inactive
P.J. Williams NO Hamstring DNP Limited Awaiting Information
D.J. Hayden Jac Toe Full Full Expected to Play
Kickers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday Friday
Matt Bryant Atl Hamstring DNP Limited Awaiting Information

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

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