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LeSean McCoy, that practiced a limited basis Wednesday, is at a”pretty great spot” after finishing last Sunday’s match because of a hamstring injury,” trainer Sean McDermott explained. McCoy may return Sunday from the Patriots along with Chris Ivory, that missed last week’s match because of a shoulder injury. In any event, expect the Visitor to devote some playing time for you to undrafted rookie running back Keith Ford. — Mike Rodak
Adam Gase said CB Xavien Howard is”trending in the Ideal direction” to reunite Sunday vs. the Jags. He’ll require a good week of training, but it’s going to be a significant boost for the Dolphins to get their lone Pro-Bowler straight back when he missed the past two games with a knee injury. Safety T.J. McDonald could possibly be in danger of missing Sunday’s match after he re-injured his ankle Sunday. — Cameron Wolfe
The Patriots had every participant gift for its media-access portion of practice Wednesday, which reflects their relatively good health. It ended up being a spot QB tombrady made earlier in the week when, after scoring 10 points, he explained of this crime,”The sole positive is guys are healthy, and some moment you come out of a game title healthy, it gives you a pretty decent chance the a few weeks. We have a whole good deal of football ahead folks. We only need to go play really well”
Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (ankle), who hasn’t practiced in more than the usual week, is in jeopardy of missing his second game. If he can not play, it will continue to keep the pressure on Robby Anderson, who’s delivered as a No. 1 receiver within the past two games. — Rich Cimini
The Ravens are getting healthy at the perfect time, and Baltimore may have all its players out there for Saturday’s match against the Chargers. Just defensive back/linebacker Anthony Levine (toe and toe ) missed practice Wednesday as a result of trauma. Outside linebacker Matthew Judon, who’s tied to the team sacks lead using seven, was restricted by a knee injury, but he needs to play. — Jamison Hensley
Wide receiver Tyler Boyd missed clinic with a knee injury, while John Ross was limited using a knee injury. The Bengals already lost Tyler Eifert, A.J. Green and Andy Dalton, therefore if Boyd can not go, their last remaining play-maker is Joe Mixon. They’d be right down to wideouts Cody Core, Auden Tate, Josh Malone along with Alex Erickson when Boyd and Ross can not go.
The Browns congratulated rookie corner Denzel Ward about making the Pro Bowl team, subsequently welcomed him back to clinic. Ward had misssed two matches to a concussions, however, barring a setback should be in the field against Cincinnati. That will definitely make the Browns a healthy team for the summer season’s final two games. — Pat McManamon
Running-back James Conner isn’t on the fasttrack to play Sunday barring a late-week surge. Conner considers himself daily but hasn’t graduated from running. He called high ankle sprains”deceptive” — he cries fine, but trimming remains a concern. On defense, safety Terrell Edmunds (concussion) was limited in practice Wednesday.
Lamar Miller injured his ankle a week. His status is not known at the moment, but if he’s not able to perform, backup Alfred Blue would likely have the start in Miller’s place. Miller’s injury may possibly also enable reserve straight back D’Onta Foreman to be more busy against Philadelphia. Foreman was activated from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list two weeks ago but hasn’t been active on match day.
Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton didn’t training to the fourth consecutive Wednesday, but he’s played in each match after not practicing the 3 preceding jelqing. Hilton is working with all the exact same shoulder injury which caused him to not practice at all a week and be described as considered a game-time decision against Dallas in Week 15. It wouldn’t be surprising whether Hilton does not exercise again this week to allow him to focus only on getting treatment on his or her ankle. Hilton demonstrated that he may play without needing to practice if he had five catches for 85 yards against the Cowboys. Colts trainer Frank Reich said it is very important to Hilton to get”walk-through reps” and to get as much”mental reps” as possible whether he does not practice. — Mike Wells
Saftey Jarrod Wilson is working with a foot injury he suffered in last week’s loss to Washington. He missed Wednesday’s practice because of an individual reason and the Jaguars expect he could practice Thursday. He’s a crucial portion of this secondary now that rookie Ronnie Harrison (knee) is out for the rest of the year and the team released Barry Church. The sole option the Jaguars have is special teams player Cody Davis, who’s played minimal shoots on defense this season.
Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey hasn’t practiced the Titans this week because of knee injury. Casey has become a vital portion of Tennessee’s defense, collapsing the pocket and controlling the line of scrimmage against the run. Safety Kenny Vaccaro is under concussion protocol and has been a limited player in practice this week. The short week wont perform Vaccaro any favors when it comes to draining protocol, and Mike Vrabel has already said they’ll put the player’s health before the team. His physical play is a tone setter for the Titans. — Turron Davenport
The Broncos, who officially transferred Chris Harris Jr. (fractured fibula) to injured reserve Wednesday, continue to be sparse at corner back given Brendan Langley is at the concussion protocol. Without Harris, the Broncos will look to Bradley Roby and Tramaine Brock because their starters; Roby received five stitches in his mouth throughout Saturday night’s loss to the Browns. Given the Broncos don’t play Monday night at Oakland, they had just a walkthrough Wednesday, however, Roby was still on the field to get its work out. The Broncos won’t issue their first injury report of the week until Thursday. — Jeff Legwold
Corner back Kendall Fuller didn’t function at the team section of training, but did participate in conditioning exercises, suggesting the Chiefs haven’t given up on the possibility of him playing Sunday against the Seahawks. Fuller, who had surgery a week, was wearing what looked like a soft cast on his right wrist. — Adam Teicher
After sitting outside of training earlier this week, the recipient Keenan Allen was a limited player on Wednesday having a trendy issue, an indicator that that Cal product could be available for Saturday’s match against the Ravens. Allen suffered the injury in the first half last week’s win over the Chiefs and didn’t reunite. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Allen’s accessibility may be a game-time choice.
Corner back Gareon Conley was at the concussion proto-col all week after taking a dreadful blow to the mind at Cincinnati, setting his accessibility for its home finale against the Broncos on Christmas Eve in jeopardy. “concerned with him,” said Raiders coach Jon Gruden. “We’ll hopefully find extra information about his status for this particular game later next couple days.” If Conley is unable to playwith, expect veteran Rashaan Melvin to shoot his position opposite Daryl Worley, unless Gruden wants to go with newcomer Nick Nelson to provide him a experience. — Paul Gutierrez
Left guard Xavier Su’a-Filo is optimistic he will have the ability to play Sunday against Tampa Bay after enduring an injury to his left eye a week from the Colts. Su’a-Filo said he was unable to watch for about 24 hours as a result of the swelling but tests said the eye was fine. There is still swelling and he said his vision is,”getting there,” but he does not have any issues with depth perception or peripheral vision. He wore a visor in practice and will do this moving forward. “Just fearful of the unknown and wondering your eye can not start,” Su’a-Filo explained. “When you figure it out that you’re fine, it’s nice when you have it open and can watch and your eyeball is fine” — Todd Archer
(quad) remains sidelined in your practice. ) Writer Pat Shurmur said Beckham feels much better than the other day, and they’re not amusing the prospects of putting him on injured reserve and ending his season. Beckham still wasn’t running at clinic though. He was at the weight room lifting with a trainer whilst the remainder of the club practiced.
Linebacker Jordan Hicks (H ) and DT Tim Jernigan (straight back ) were listed as little participants Wednesday. That can be looked at as an encouraging sign, as both have already been sidelined for a number of weeks. Any extra defensive assistance will be welcomed at the biggest match of the year against the 10-4 Texans.
High-end Jordan Reed (foot/toe) and OL Ty Nsekhe (knee) did not practice; neither you was at the field throughout the percentage of practice open to the press. There was a hope that Reed could reunite after sitting outside the triumph over Jacksonville, his first miss of the season. In case he can not playwith, the Redskins would utilize Matt Flanagan because their third tight end to get a second consecutive week. Nsekhe is a natural tackle forced to abandon guard because of injuries to many others. He played with hurt a week also. As the Redskins play a Saturday, they will certainly be extra careful with injured players. If Nsekhe can not play, they likely would start Zac Kerin. It would be the Redskins fourth-set of starting guards this season. — John Keim
Bears Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson missed practice on Wednesday because of a sprained right ankle. Head trainer Matt Nagy stressed that Jackson didn’t suffer a season-ending accident, but the Bears, under Nagy, have proceeded with care about the wellness of their important players. It would not be a surprise if the Bears decided to rest Jackson before playoffs. Also, outside linebacker Aaron Lynch is working with a sprained elbow which can keep him sidelined.
Kenny Golladay, the group leading receiver, popped up as limited Wednesday using a torso injury. At this point, he should continue to be designed for Sunday. The other player to keep to see is quarterback Matthew Stafford (rear ). He’s limited again and again while he has played two weeks with the accident, now that the Lions aren’t from the picture, would that change the way the team manages him both through the week and about Sunday? It’s really a matter Detroit’s coaches don’t seem to desire to answer however, it’s going to be worth watching. Defensive tackle Damon Harrison didn’t practice Wednesday with an ankle injury, and when he can not play, the Lions will probably make work with of a great deal of Ricky Jean-Francois in his place.
Well, Aaron Rodgers is not in query. At the very least not according to him. He says he is playing Sunday regardless of the injury he suffered a week in Chicago, inspite of the knee injury that’s lingered all season and despite the fact that it is really a moot game. But certainly one of his weapons,” Randall Cobb, is back to the injured list with a concussion. Cobb has missed six matches this season because of a hamstring injury, and might be at risk of missing the last two weeks; that’s bad time considering he is in a contract . — Rob Demovsky
The Vikings escaped Week 15 much healthy. Just Eric Kendricks, that missed the last defensive set of Minnesota’s triumph over Miami, missed practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury. Chad Beebe (hamstring), David Morgan (knee) and Mike Remmers (lower back) were restricted. — Courtney Cronin
Julio Jones didn’t practice Wednesday due from that which was listed as cool and rib injuries. Falcons coach Dan Quinn simply expressed concern about the hip, saying he would take everything the way throughout the week together with his superstar recipient. “I am encouraged by where he is at,” Quinn said,”but before he conducts — move and proceed — you experience an accident that’s there that walking does not disturb you as much as cutting and turning and jumping for passes and diving just like he does. We’ll have to wait some days until we see where he is at.” — Vaughn McClure
Quarter back Cam Newton (shoulder) was eliminated for this week’s match against Atlanta and likely the season finale in Atlanta. Backup Taylor Heinicke will start. Heinicke has thrown into five livelihood passes, four this season for the Panthers. His power to throw the deep pass, that was missing from Newton’s match as a result of the trauma, adds an element to the crime that has been missing.
The Saints’ offensive line thickness is still the largest question mark of this week. Center Max Unger (concussion) and backup left tackle Jermon Bushrod (left tackle) did not practice Wednesday after departing last Sunday’s game with injuries. And the team’s starting left tackle, Terron Armstead, said he still isn’t certain if he’ll be back at the line up yet this week after missing the past five matches with a torn pectoral. On a good note, large receiver Ted Ginn Jr. Returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since being placed on injured reserve/designated to return with a knee injury in Week 7. He might not expect to play immediately on Sunday but may offer some much-needed experience to a thin position group from the playoffs.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (thumb) returned to practice Wednesday and was limited, therefore the chance exists that he plays Sunday against the Cowboys. Jackson’s this kind of player that could have a large game attacking an Cowboys’ single-high, Cover-3 defense, however, that’s only when he and Jameis Winston may get on the exact same page, some thing they’ve struggled with all season and moving straight back to last year.
A number of Cardinals missed practice Wednesday, however, the most concerning may wind up being safety Budda Baker (knee) and defensive end Markus Golden (ankle). Coach Steve Wilks said among those group injuries are serious, however, so there is an expectation that both Baker and Golden will play Sunday against the Rams. — Josh Weinfuss
Sean McVay said Todd Gurley, who has inflammation in his knee, is”making good progress” and that the expectation is that Gurley will play Sunday against the Cardinals. Backup RB Justin Davis comes with a shoulder injury and can be daily. Veteran RB C.J. Anderson, who signed up with the Rams on Tuesday, is expected to play Sunday. — Lindsey Thiry
The 49ers are still awaiting safety Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) and cornerback K’Waun Williams (knee) to go back after missing time recently. Both ought to be closer to a yield, but will be monitored through the entire week before a determination is made in their own status. The Niners have gotten good production from rookies Marcell Harris and D.J. Reed within their own lack in the past two weeks and it appears to reason both may continue to play with, but Tartt can get a longer look at free safety when he is ready to return. — Nick Wagoner
The Seahawks will acquire linebacker K.J. Wright straight back Sunday night provided that it all goes well in training this week with an knee that has bothered him all season, but they have a few injury concerns heading into their matchup with the Chiefs. Strong safety Bradley McDougald and running straight back Rashaad Penny are both uncertain as a result of knee injuries of their own, because is right shield D.J. Fluker (hamstring). The Seahawks just put his replacement, Jordan Simmons, on IR, therefore they can be right down to their own next option at the position if Fluker can not move. — Brady Henderson