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A review of the early week practice participation reports

WEDNESDAY MEDIA UPDATES

***A.J. Green was rumored to be ready to return last week by media members and coaches. Green himself didn't speak to the media and didn't practice -- then didn't play. On Wednesday, Green bristled at any suggestion he'd allow himself to be shut down with Andy Dalton out for the season and all but guaranteed he'd play this week after a limited practice. He looks likely to play and return to his pre-injury workload.

***Both Stefon Diggs (knee) and T.Y. Hilton (groin) missed practice. There are no indications they won't play but watch Thursday's practice closely. Doug Baldwin (groin) also missed practice but Pete Carroll said Baldwin feels "really good." Expect Baldwin to play this week.

***Kerryon Johnson did not return to practice. It's not a promising sign; he should be considered doubtful to return this week.

***Bill O'Brien told reporters Keke Coutee was "trending toward playing" this week. It would be more reassuring to see a full practice for Coutee by Friday.

***Local media was surprised to see Gus Edwards listed as DNP today after a normal media interview prior to practice. Most speculate the Ravens elected to give Edwards a rest day.

***Mitchell Trubisky was limited in practice but did not throw. He's unlikely to play this week.

***Sam Darnold is hopeful to play this week. If he's able to fully practice on Thursday, expect him to return. If not, he's likely inactive again this week. Josh McCown is dealing with minor soreness himself and was limited in practice.


THURSDAY NIGHT INJURY EXPECTATIONS

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

New Orleans at Dallas

***The Dallas offensive line is battling injury. Zack Martin continues to play through an MCL sprain. Tyron Smith has often missed practice with a disc herniation over the past 2-3 seasons and is again struggling with pain. Both are expected to play.

***The Saints will have Tre'Quan Smith back this week. He returned to a full practice and is not listed on the injury report.

***Tackle Terron Armstead will miss another game with a pectoral strain. His loss is significant but the Saints offense has continued to roll in his absence.


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 Expected to Play
Cam Newton Car Shoulder Limited Expected to Play
Tom Brady NE Knee Limited Expected to Play
Mitchell Trubisky Chi Shoulder Limited Likely Inactive
Marcus Mariota Ten Abdomen Full Expected to Play
Derek Carr Oak Ankle Full Expected to Play
Ryan Tannehill Mia Shoulder Full Expected to Play
Sam Darnold NYJ Foot Limited Awaiting Information
Josh McCown NYJ Back / Hand Limited Awaiting Information
Joe Flacco Bal Hip DNP Inactive
Running Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Melvin Gordon III LAC Knee DNP Inactive
Austin Ekeler LAC Neck Full Expected to Play
*Adrian Peterson Was Shoulder / Knee Expected to Play
*Chris Thompson Was Rib Likely to Play
Marlon Mack Ind Concussion DNP Awaiting Information
Kerryon Johnson Det Knee DNP Likely Inactive
Matt Breida SF Ankle Limited Expected to Play
Kenyan Drake Mia Shoulder Limited Likely to Play
Gus Edwards Bal Ankle DNP Likely to Play
Alex Collins Bal Foot DNP Likely Inactive
Peyton Barber TB Ankle / Shoulder Full Expected to Play
*Darren Sproles Phi Hamstring Likely Inactive
Alfred Blue Hou Thigh Full Expected to Play
Trenton Cannon NYJ Hamstring DNP Awaiting Information
Wide Receivers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
DeAndre Hopkins Hou Foot Limited Expected to Play
Keke Coutee Hou Hamstring Limited Game-time Decision
Demaryius Thomas Hou Wrist Full Expected to Play
Adam Thielen Min Calf Limited Expected to Play
Stefon Diggs Min Knee DNP Awaiting Information
A.J. Green Cin Toe Limited Likely to Play
T.Y. Hilton Ind Groin DNP Awaiting Information
Doug Baldwin Sea Groin DNP Likely to Play
Julian Edelman NE Foot Full Expected to Play
Randall Cobb GB Hamstring Limited Awaiting Information
Equanimeous St. Brown GB Elbow Limited Likely to Play
Sammy Watkins KC Foot DNP Awaiting Information
Devin Funchess Car Back / Personal DNP Awaiting Information
Curtis Samuel Car Hamstring DNP Awaiting Information
Torrey Smith Car Knee Limited Likely to Play
Tyrell Williams LAC Quadricep Limited Likely to Play
Quincy Enunwa NYJ Ankle Limited Expected to Play
Robby Anderson NYJ Ankle DNP Likely to Play
Calvin Ridley Atl Ankle / Elbow Limited Likely to Play
DeVante Parker Mia Shoulder Limited Likely to Play
Danny Amendola Mia Knee DNP Likely Inactive
DeSean Jackson TB Thumb Limited Likely to Play
Pierre Garcon SF Knee Limited Awaiting Information
*Jamison Crowder Was Ankle Awaiting Information
Bruce Ellington Det Back Limited Likely to Play
Tajae Sharpe Ten Ankle Limited Likely to Play
Taywan Taylor Ten Foot Full Likely to Play
Martavis Bryant Oak Knee DNP Inactive
D.J. Chark Jr Jac Quadricep DNP Likely Inactive
Tight Ends
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Eric Ebron Ind Back DNP Expected to Play
Greg Olsen Car Foot DNP Expected to Play
Evan Engram NYG Hamstring DNP Awaiting Information
David Njoku Cle Knee Limited Expected to Play
Jimmy Graham GB Knee / Thumb DNP Expected to Play
Charles Clay Buf Hamstring Limited Awaiting Information
Michael Roberts Det Shoulder Limited Likely to Play
Erik Swoope Ind Knee Limited Awaiting Information
Mo Alie-Cox Ind Calf DNP Likely Inactive
Adam Shaheen Chi Concussion Full Expected to Play
Offensive Tackles
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Taylor Lewan Ten Ankle Limited Expected to Play
David Bakhtiari GB Knee DNP Awaiting Information
Marcus Gilbert Pit Knee DNP Likely Inactive
Laremy Tunsil Mia Knee Limited Expected to Play
Ja'Wuan James Mia Knee Limited Expected to Play
Cordy Glenn Cin Back DNP Awaiting Information
Jake Fisher Cin Back DNP Likely Inactive
Jermey Parnell Jac Knee Limited Expected to Play
D.J. Humphries Ari Knee Limited Awaiting Information
Kolton Miller Oak Knee Full Expected to Play
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Knee Full Expected to Play
Demar Dotson TB Knee / Hamstring Limited Likely to Play
James Hurst Bal Back Limited Awaiting Information
John Miller Buf Oblique DNP Likely Inactive
Offensive Guards
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Gabe Jackson Oak Pectoral Full Expected to Play
Kelechi Osemele Oak Knee Full Expected to Play
Tom Compton Min Knee Full Expected to Play
Mike Remmers Min Back Full Expected to Play
D.J. Fluker Sea Knee Limited Likely to Play
Mike Iupati Ari Back Full Expected to Play
Jeremy Vujnovich Ari Hamstring Limited Likely to Play
Zach Fulton Hou Shoulder Limited Expected to Play
Senio Kelemete Hou Ankle Limited Expected to Play
Lane Taylor GB Quadricep Limited Likely to Play
Josh Kline Ten Shoulder Limited Likely to Play
Centers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Ryan Kelly Ind Knee DNP Likely Inactive
Rodney Hudson Oak Ankle Limited Expected to Play
Mitch Morse KC Concussion Full Awaiting Information
Weston Richburg SF Knee DNP Likely to Play
Spencer Long NYJ Finger / Knee Full Expected to Play
Travis Swanson Mia Ankle DNP Awaiting Information
J.C. Tretter Cle Ankle DNP Likely to Play
Ryan Jensen TB Hamstring Full Expected to Play
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
J.J. Watt Hou Knee Limited Expected to Play
Jason Pierre-Paul TB Knee Limited Expected to Play
Whitney Mercilus Hou Ankle Full Expected to Play
Carlos Dunlap Cin Hip DNP Awaiting Information
Bud Dupree Pit Pectoral DNP Awaiting Information
Andre Branch Mia Shoulder / Hamstring Full Expected to Play
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Gerald McCoy TB Ankle / Shoulder Limited Likely to Play
Akiem Hicks Chi Achilles DNP Awaiting Information
Calais Campbell Jac Ankle Limited Expected to Play
Marcell Dareus Jac Back Limited Awaiting Information
Mike Daniels GB Foot DNP Inactive
Larry Ogunjobi Cle Shoulder Full Expected to Play
Kawann Short Car Calf Limited Likely to Play
Maurice Hurst Oak Ankle DNP Awaiting Information
Robert Nkemdiche Ari Calf Full Expected to Play
Steve McLendon NYJ Ankle Full Expected to Play
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Darius Leonard Ind Shoulder / Knee DNP Likely to Play
Anthony Walker Ind Shoulder DNP Awaiting Information
Deion Jones Atl Foot Limited Likely to Play
*Jordan Hicks Phi Calf Likely Inactive
Eric Kendricks Min Chest Full Expected to Play
Lavonte David TB Knee Limited Awaiting Information
Anthony Hitchens KC Rib Full Expected to Play
K.J. Wright Sea Knee DNP Inactive
Malcolm Smith SF Achilles Limited Awaiting Information
Zach Cunningham Hou Knee Full Expected to Play
Brandon Marshall Den Knee Limited Awaiting Information
Nick Vigil Cin Knee Limited Awaiting Information
Haason Reddick Ari Neck DNP Awaiting Information
Deone Bucannon Ari Chest DNP Awaiting Information
B.J. Goodson NYG Neck Limited Likely to Play
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Eric Berry KC Heel Limited Likely Inactive
Eric Reid Car Shoulder DNP Likely to Play
Budda Baker Ari Knee Limited Awaiting Information
Clayton Geathers Ind Knee DNP Likely to Play
Malik Hooker Ind Hip Limited Likely to Play
Reshad Jones Mia Shoulder Full Expected to Play
T.J. McDonald Mia Knee Full Expected to Play
Jaquiski Tartt SF Shoulder Limited Likely to Play
Marcus Maye NYJ Shoulder / Thumb DNP Likely Inactive
Bradley McDougald Sea Shoulder DNP Awaiting Information
Justin Reid Hou Knee Full Expected to Play
Tony Jefferson Bal Ankle DNP Likely Inactive
Morgan Burnett Pit Back DNP Likely Inactive
Tashaun Gipson Sr Jac Ankle DNP Awaiting Information
Kentrell Brice GB Ankle / Concussion DNP Likely Inactive
Justin Evans TB Toe Limited Awaiting Information
Donte Jackson Car Quadricep DNP Likely Inactive
Xavier Rhodes Min Hamstring DNP Likely Inactive
Jalen Ramsey Jac Knee DNP Likely to Play
Kevin King GB Hamstring Limited Awaiting Information
Xavien Howard Mia Ankle Full Expected to Play
Bobby McCain Mia Knee Full Expected to Play
Jimmy Smith Bal Illness DNP Likely to Play
Adoree' Jackson Ten Knee Limited Likely to Play
Malcolm Butler Ten Concussion Limited Likely to Play
*Sidney Jones Phi Hamstring Inactive
*Jalen Mills Phi Foot Awaiting Information
*Rasul Douglas Phi Knee / Ankle Likely to Play
*Avonte Maddox Phi Knee / Ankle Awaiting Information
Dre Kirkpatrick Cin Shoulder Limited Awaiting Information
Johnathan Joseph Hou Ankle / Knee Limited Expected to Play
Aaron Colvin Hou Ankle Full Expected to Play
Kareem Jackson Hou Groin Limited Likely to Play
Morris Claiborne NYJ Shoulder Full Expected to Play
M.J. Stewart TB Foot DNP Inactive
Kickers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday Friday
Matt Bryant Atl Back DNP Awaiting Information

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

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