Injury Expectations | Midweek Update | Week 17 - Footballguys

A review of the early week practice participation reports

WEDNESDAY MEDIA UPDATES

***Sean McVay said Todd Gurley's status would be determined in advance of game day. Gurley didn't participate in Wednesday's walkthrough but remains day-to-day. Thus far, little seems different than last week when Gurley and the Rams chose rest over a game the team needed to win to continue to control their ability to earn a first round playoff bye.

***James Conner fully practiced on Friday. The Steelers must win this weekend to have any chance at a playoff game. Conner is clearly trending toward playing and returning to his pre-injury role.

***Julio Jones played despite minimal practice and a questionable tag last week and will likely do the same this week. The Falcons will again evaluate him through pre-game warmups.

***Davante Adams did not practice with a knee injury but is expected to play.

***Odell Beckham Jr missed practice again Wednesday. Pat Shurmur still gives Beckham a chance to play but he remains doubtful at best.

***Marcus Mariota told reporters he couldn't feel the right side of his body. If that's true, it's a more significant injury than anything he's faced earlier this season and would prevent him from any chance at playing effectively Sunday night. If his description is exaggerated, there's an outside chance he can be effective in a limited role this weekend. Prepare for him to be inactive.


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.
^Note: Saturday night players practice Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.

Quarterbacks
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Aaron Rodgers GB Knee / Groin Full Expected to Play
Cam Newton Car Shoulder DNP Inactive
Marcus Mariota Ten Neck / Foot DNP Inactive
Carson Wentz Phi Back DNP Inactive
Matthew Stafford Det Back Full Expected to Play
Ryan Tannehill Mia Shoulder / Ankle Limited Expected to Play
Sam Darnold NYJ Foot Full Expected to Play
Cody Kessler Jac Shoulder Limited Backup if Active
Josh Johnson Was Ankle Full Expected to Play
Colt McCoy Was Fibula DNP Inactive
Running Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Todd Gurley LAR Knee DNP Awaiting Information
James Conner Pit Ankle Full Expected to Play
Leonard Fournette Jac Ankle / Foot Limited Likely to Play
Spencer Ware KC Hamstring Full Likely to Play
Darrel Williams KC Hamstring Full Likely to Play
Adrian Peterson Was Shoulder Limited Expected to Play
Phillip Lindsay Den Wrist DNP Inactive
Matt Breida SF Ankle DNP Inactive
Lamar Miller Hou Ankle Limited Likely to Play
Austin Ekeler LAC Neck Full Likely to Play
Tevin Coleman Atl Groin DNP Game-time Decision
Rashaad Penny Sea Knee Full Likely to Play
LeGarrette Blount Det Knee Limited Likely to Play
Jalen Richard Oak Ankle Limited Expected to Play
Chris Ivory Buf Shoulder Full Likely to Play
Wide Receivers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Julio Jones Atl Hip / Ribs DNP Game-time Decision
DeAndre Hopkins Hou Ankle Limited Expected to Play
Keke Coutee Hou Hamstring Limited Game-time Decision
DeAndre Carter Hou Knee Full Expected to Play
Davante Adams GB Knee DNP Likely to Play
Randall Cobb GB Concussion DNP Inactive
Equanimeous St. Brown GB Concussion DNP Awaiting Information
Jake Kumerow GB Hand Full Expected to Play
Odell Beckham Jr NYG Quadricep DNP Game-time Decision
Sterling Shepard NYG Hip Limited Expected to Play
Russell Shepard NYG Ankle DNP Inactive
T.Y. Hilton Ind Ankle DNP Expected to Play
Dontrelle Inman Ind Shoulder DNP Awaiting Information
Zach Pascal Ind Knee Limited Likely to Play
Keenan Allen LAC Hip Full Expected to Play
Tyreek Hill KC Heel Full Expected to Play
Sammy Watkins KC Foot DNP Inactive
Doug Baldwin Sea Shoulder DNP Likely to Play
Kenny Golladay Det Chest DNP Awaiting Information
Robby Anderson NYJ Ankle Full Expected to Play
Quincy Enunwa NYJ Ankle DNP Inactive
Jermaine Kearse NYJ Achilles DNP Likely Inactive
Tyler Boyd Cin Knee DNP Likely Inactive
Allen Robinson Chi Ribs DNP Awaiting Information
Marquise Goodwin SF Calf DNP Likely Inactive
Dante Pettis SF Knee DNP Inactive
Cordarrelle Patterson NE Knee Limited Likely to Play
Danny Amendola Mia Knee DNP Likely to Play
DeSean Jackson TB Achilles DNP Likely Inactive
John Brown Bal Hamstring DNP Awaiting Information
Jamison Crowder Was Wrist Limited Likely to Play
Maurice Harris Was Concussion DNP Likely Inactive
Mike Wallace Phi Ankle Limited Game-time Decision
Tavon Austin Dal Groin Full Likely to Play
Tajae Sharpe Ten Ankle Limited Game-time Decision
Tight Ends
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Eric Ebron Ind Concussion / Knee DNP Likely to Play
Jared Cook Oak Ribs Limited Likely to Play
David Njoku Cle Knee Limited Expected to Play
Jimmy Graham GB Knee / Thumb DNP Expected to Play
Jordan Reed Was Ankle / Foot DNP Inactive
Vernon Davis Was Concussion Limited Awaiting Information
Matt LaCosse Den Ankle Limited Expected to Play
Ricky Seals-Jones Ari Shoulder DNP Awaiting Information
Offensive Tackles
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Tyron Smith Dal Neck Full Expected to Play
Terron Armstead NO Pectoral DNP Inactive
Ryan Ramczyk NO Shoulder Limited Expected to Play
Jermon Bushrod NO Hamstring DNP Likely Inactive
Mitchell Schwartz KC Knee Full Expected to Play
Eric Fisher KC Toe Full Expected to Play
Bryan Bulaga GB Knee Limited Expected to Play
David Bakhtiari GB Hip DNP Likely Inactive
Jason Spriggs GB Concussion DNP Likely Inactive
Jason Peters Phi Quad DNP Expected to Play
Trent Williams Was Thumb / Wrist Limited Expected to Play
Russell Okung LAC Ankle DNP Awaiting Information
Germain Ifedi Sea Groin Full Expected to Play
Laremy Tunsil Mia Knee Limited Expected to Play
Josh Wells Jac Concussion DNP Likely Inactive
Kelvin Beachum NYJ Knee Full Expected to Play
Demar Dotson TB Knee Limited Likely to Play
Offensive Guards
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Zack Martin Dal Knee DNP Inactive
Trai Turner Car Ankle DNP Likely Inactive
Mark Glowinski Ind Ankle Full Expected to Play
D.J. Fluker Sea Hamstring DNP Game-time Decision
J.R. Sweezy Sea Foot DNP Game-time Decision
Larry Warford NO Knee DNP Awaiting Information
Mike Remmers Min Back DNP Likely to Play
Lane Taylor GB Knee Limited Likely to Play
Lucas Patrick GB Abdomen Limited Likely to Play
Wes Schweitzer Atl Back DNP Awaiting Information
Kelechi Osemele Oak Toe Full Expected to Play
Zach Fulton Hou Hand Full Expected to Play
Senio Kelemete Hou Elbow / Rib Full Expected to Play
Alex Lewis Bal Shoulder Full Likely to Play
Isaac Seumalo Phi Pectoral DNP Inactive
Centers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Ryan Kelly Ind Neck DNP Game-time Decision
Jason Kelce Phi Knee Limited Expected to Play
Mitch Morse KC Foot Full Expected to Play
Rodney Hudson Oak Ankle / Knee Limited Expected to Play
J.C. Tretter Cle Ankle DNP Likely to Play
Weston Richburg SF Knee Limited Expected to Play
Spencer Pulley NYG Calf Limited Awaiting Information
Spencer Long NYJ Back / Knee / Finger Full Expected to Play
Jonotthan Harrison NYJ Wrist Full Expected to Play
Edge Rushers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Jason Pierre-Paul TB Knee / Shoulder Limited Likely to Play
Carl Nassib TB Shoulder DNP Awaiting Information
Dee Ford KC Knee Limited Likely to Play
J.J. Watt Hou Knee Limited Expected to Play
Terrell Suggs Bal Hamstring DNP Expected to Play
Frank Clark Sea Elbow DNP Expected to Play
Clay Matthews GB Back DNP Awaiting Information
Markus Golden Ari Ankle DNP Inactive
Brian Orakpo Ten Elbow DNP Likely Inactive
Defensive Linemen
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Damon Harrison Det Ankle DNP Awaiting Information
Fletcher Cox Phi Hip Limited Expected to Play
Michael Bennett Phi Foot DNP Likely to Play
Arik Armstead SF Hand Full Expected to Play
Gerald McCoy TB Shoulder Limited Likely to Play
Linval Joseph Min Knee DNP Awaiting Information
Kawann Short Car Calf DNP Likely Inactive
Jarran Reed Sea Oblique DNP Likely to Play
Maurice Hurst Oak Ankle Limited Awaiting Information
David Irving Dal Ankle DNP Inactive
Larry Ogunjobi Cle Biceps DNP Awaiting Information
Matt Ioannidis Was Hamstring DNP Awaiting Information
Linebackers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Deion Jones Atl Foot Limited Expected to Play
Eric Kendricks Min Hamstring DNP Likely Inactive
Anthony Barr Min Shoulder Full Expected to Play
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring Limited Likely Inactive
Kiko Alonso Mia Knee / Hamstring Limited Game-time Decision
Vince Williams Pit Toe DNP Awaiting Information
Benardrick McKinney Hou Foot Limited Likely to Play
Alec Ogletree NYG Concussion DNP Inactive
B.J. Goodson NYG Foot Limited Likely to Play
K.J. Wright Sea Knee Limited Likely to Play
Brandon Marshall Den Knee Full Expected to Play
Malcolm Smith SF Achilles Limited Likely to Play
Anthony Walker Ind Shoulder Limited Likely to Play
Vontaze Burfict Cin Concussion DNP Inactive
Jordan Evans Cin Ankle DNP Likely Inactive
Kevin Pierre-Louis NYJ Shoulder DNP Likely Inactive
Jamie Collins Sr Cle Shoulder Full Expected to Play
Deone Bucannon Ari Hand Full Expected to Play
Defensive Backs
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Eddie Jackson Chi Ankle DNP Inactive
Eric Berry KC Heel Full Expected to Play
Budda Baker Ari Knee Limited Likely to Play
Clayton Geathers Ind Knee DNP Awaiting Information
Malik Hooker Ind Hip Limited Expected to Play
Shawn Williams Cin Pectoral Full Expected to Play
Sean Davis Pit Quadricep DNP Awaiting Information
Vonn Bell NO Quadricep Limited Likely to Play
Quandre Diggs Det Knee DNP Awaiting Information
Reshad Jones Mia Shoulder Full Expected to Play
T.J. McDonald Mia Ankle DNP Likely Inactive
Bradley McDougald Sea Knee DNP Likely to Play
Karl Joseph Oak Neck Full Expected to Play
Lamarcus Joyner LAR Ankle DNP Awaiting Information
Kentrell Brice GB Ankle Limited Likely to Play
Justin Reid Hou Shoulder / Wrist Full Expected to Play
Andre Hal Hou Ankle Limited Likely to Play
Xavier Rhodes Min Groin DNP Likely to Play
Marcus Sherels Min Foot DNP Awaiting Information
Denzel Ward Cle Concussion DNP Inactive
Jaire Alexander GB Groin DNP Awaiting Information
Xavien Howard Mia Knee Limited Likely Inactive
Bobby McCain Mia Ankle Full Expected to Play
Kendall Fuller KC Thumb Full Expected to Play
A.J. Bouye Jac Toe DNP Likely Inactive
Kareem Jackson Hou Knee Limited Likely to Play
Johnathan Joseph Hou Neck Limited Likely to Play
Sidney Jones Phi Hamstring DNP Inactive
Gareon Conley Oak Concussion Limited Awaiting Information
Ryan Lewis Buf Concussion Limited Awaiting Information
Dre Kirkpatrick Cin Shoulder DNP Likely Inactive
Darqueze Dennard Cin Wrist Full Expected to Play
Morris Claiborne NYJ Shoulder / Ankle DNP Awaiting Information
Tavon Young Bal Groin DNP Awaiting Information
Isaac Yiadom Den Shoulder Full Expected to Play
Kickers
Team
Injury
Practice Participation
Game
Status
FBGs
Expects
Wednesday
Thursday Friday
Josh Lambo Jac Groin DNP Awaiting Information
Jason Myers NYJ Hip DNP Awaiting Information

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

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