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Wed Nov 2621:26Finnegan (ankle) returned to practice WednesdayCortland FinneganCBRamsFree Agent
Finnegan (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, according to the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley.
Finnegan still isn't at full speed but his return to practice is a positive sign for his chances of playing Monday night versus the Jets.
Wed Nov 2621:22Cook (back) limited participant in Wednesday's practiceJared CookTETitansFree Agent
Cook (back) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, the Rams' official site reports.
Cook's usage has ramped up with Shaun Hill under center the past two games, but the tight end has failed to do much with 14 targets, recording six receptions for 46 yards. If Cook continues to earn such a substantial workload, though, an outburst could soon come to pass.
Wed Nov 2621:18Britt (back) didn't take part in practice WednesdayKenny BrittWRTitansFree Agent
Britt (back) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, the Rams' official site reports.
Britt has brushed off a number of minor ailments to his knee, ankle, and hip this season, but no DNP has been handed down from high. A 128-yard outburst in Week 11 aside, he has recorded between 31 and 52 yards receiving in four of the past five games. However, with no real game breaker at Shaun Hill's disposal, Britt is a decent bet to go off in a given week. The final injury report of the week will reveal whether such an outcome is possible.
Wed Nov 2619:39Lofton (knee) limited in practice WednesdayCurtis LoftonLBSaintsFree Agent
Lofton (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, the Saints' official site reports.
With seven more tackles on the ledger Monday against the Ravens, Lofton reached the 100-tackle threshold for the sixth year in a row. Because the Saints' upcoming opponent, the Steelers, boast a balanced offense, he's a great bet to put up his sixth double-digit tackle performance of the season.
Wed Nov 2619:31Pierre Thomas: (Rib/Shoulder) Practices In Full WednesdayPierre ThomasRBSaintsThe Papageorgios
Thomas (rib/shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, the Saints' official site reports.
After a four-game absence due to rib and shoulder ailments, Thomas returned to action this past Monday and promptly split the RB workload with Mark Ingram (shoulder). Thomas posted the most productive outing of the duo, turning five carries into 19 yards and six receptions into 37 yards. Meanwhile, Ingram didn't approach his 26 carries per contest from Thomas' absence, totaling 27 yards on 11 rushes and 15 yards on two catches. Week 13 presents a similar matchup against a Steelers defense that's middle of the road versus the pass and Top 10 against the run. Consequently, Thomas could again be the more relevant of the two running backs.
Wed Nov 2619:21Mark Ingram: (Shoulder) Practices Fully WednesdayMark IngramRBSaintsDiddlee Poo
Ingram (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday, the Saints' official site reports.
Ingram's four-game reign as the unquestioned running back in New Orleans came to an end this past Monday. With a soft Ravens secondary in front of them, the Saints opted to air it out, limiting Ingram to 11 carries for 27 yards and two receptions for 15 yards. The outing included the return of fellow back Pierre Thomas, who handled a similar workload (five runs for 19 yards and six catches for 37 yards). In Week 13, the Saints may follow a similar game plan against a Steelers defense that's middle of the pack against the pass and Top 10 versus the run. If so, Ingram's value will continue to dwindle.
Wed Nov 2619:18Ratliff (knee) doubtful for Thursday's game against LionsJeremiah RatliffDTCowboysFree Agent
Ratliff (knee) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Lions, the Bears' official site reports.
Ratliff recorded a sack and four tackles this past Sunday, but he's almost assuredly out for Thursday's game, which represents a hit to the Bears' Week 13 pass rush.
Wed Nov 2619:12Long (ankleChris LongDERamsFree Agent
Long (ankle, IR/designated to return) is expected to play Sunday against the Raiders, barring a setback, ESPN.com reports.
Long -- who hasn't suited up since Week 1 -- has been practicing for the past two weeks, and it looks like the Rams' pass-rusher is on track to be added to the team's 53-man roster as the week progresses.
Wed Nov 2619:05Roddy White: (Ankle) No Practice WednesdayRoddy WhiteWRFalconsThe Blumpies
White (ankle) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, the Falcons' official site reports.
White was plagued by a high ankle sprain in the first two months of last season, but it's unclear if the current concern is related. Even if he's able to attain active status by Sunday's 1:00 PM ET kickoff, his opponent doesn't provide a palatable matchup, as the Cardinals have yielded 11.6 YPC and one touchdown to wideouts in the last four games.
Wed Nov 2618:51Tolbert (knee) full participant in practice WednesdayMike TolbertFBPanthersThe Squirts
Tolbert (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, the Panthers' official site reports.
During the team's Week 12 bye, Tolbert was activated from the IR/designated-to-return list following an eight-game absence due to a hairline fracture/bone bruise in his left leg. Now that Carolina's backfield is fully intact, Tolbert is unlikely to garner touches far from the goal line, if he's able to play Sunday in Minnesota.
Wed Nov 2618:49Mathews (shoulder) practiced fully WednesdayRyan MathewsRBChargersDBTS
Mathews (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday, the Chargers' official site reports.
Mathews missed time this past Sunday game against the Rams, but his full practice participation Wednesday indicates that he should be a go Sunday against the Ravens, barring any setbacks.
Wed Nov 2618:41Tony Romo: (Back) Probable For ThursdayTony RomoQBCowboysThe Porn Pirates
Romo (back) is listed as probable for Thursday's game versus the Eagles, ESPN Dallas reports.
Romo practiced in full the last two days, which should provide confidence enough in the minds of owners. Further aiding his cause, his opponent, the Eagles, have surrendered two or more touchdowns in all but one game this season.
Wed Nov 2618:37Bostick (hip) limited participant in practice WednesdayBrandon BostickTEPackersFree Agent
Bostick (hip) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Bostick, who marked his first appearance since Week 10, still must navigate the week of practice in advance of Sunday's contest versus the Patriots. Still, with two receptions on the season, there's little reason to consider the sophomore tight end.
Wed Nov 2618:29Thomas (sprained ankle) did not practice WednesdayJulius ThomasTEBroncosFree Agent
Thomas (sprained ankle) did not practice Wednesday, the Broncos' official site reports.
The report notes that Thomas worked with the Broncos' strength and conditioning coaches Wednesday. We'll revisit the tight end's status Thursday, but his status for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs would certainly brighten if he is able to practice in any capacity as the week rolls along.
Wed Nov 2618:24Ihedigbo listed as probable for Thursday's contest versus BearsJames IhedigboSPatriotsFree Agent
Ihedigbo was listed as probable for Thursday's contest versus the Bears, the Lions' official site reports.
Ihedigbo has been particularly productive in the last three games, notching 20 tackles (18 solo) and two interceptions. He'll aim to pounce on the frequent mistakes of Jay Cutler, who has committed 10 turnovers (six interceptions and four fumbles) in the past five outings.
Wed Nov 2618:17Coach Andy Reid indicated Wednesday that Avery "has pretty good ...Donnie AveryWRColtsFree Agent
Coach Andy Reid indicated Wednesday that Avery, who has missed the last seven games following sports hernia surgery, "has a pretty good shot" to play Sunday against the Broncos, the Kansas City Star reports.
Per ESPN's Adam Teicher, Avery practiced fully Wednesday, though a wait-and-see approach is in order in most cases, considering the Chiefs' run-first approach.
Wed Nov 2618:16Calvin Johnson: (Ankle) Probable For ThursdayCalvin JohnsonWRLionsThe Squirts
Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday's contest against the Bears, the Lions' official site reports.
Johnson built up to a full showing by the final practice of the week Wednesday, leaving him poised to tee off against a Bears defense that has allowed 14.9 YPC and six touchdowns to wide receivers over the last five games.
Wed Nov 2617:56Briggs (groin) ruled out for Thursday's game in DetroitLance BriggsLBBearsFree Agent
Briggs (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Detroit, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Thus marks Briggs' first absence as a result of the groin suffered in Week 12. In his place, Jon Bostic will cover weakside linebacker.
Wed Nov 2617:53Shorts (flu) missed practice WednesdayCecil Shorts IIIWR/KRJaguarsFree Agent
Shorts (flu) missed practice Wednesday, the Jaguars' official site reports.
Shorts should be fine for Sunday's game against the Giants, though he's coming off a one-catch, six-yard fantasy dud in Week 12, after catching five passes in each of his previous two outings.
Wed Nov 2617:53Brandon Marshall: (Ankle) Probable For ThursdayBrandon MarshallWRBearsThe Carpet Pissers
Marshall (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday's game at Detroit, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
On a short week, Marshall has been afforded oodles of rest in order to alleviate stress on his left ankle. He has yet to face the Lions' secondary this season, but in four previous matchups, he fared well, supplying 25 receptions (on 50 targets) for 341 yards and three touchdowns.
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