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Week 16 Players in the News


The Latest News

Quarterback

*** Friday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** QB Case Keenum (HOU) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

Running Back

*** Friday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Antone Smith (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ray Rice (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Eddie Lacy (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Toby Gerhart (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Travaris Cadet (NO) did not practice on Friday (he was excused) but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jeremy Stewart (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Robert Turbin (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Daryl Richardson (STL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darrel Young (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

Wide Receiver

*** Friday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darius Johnson (ATL) did not practice on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (CHI) did not practice on Friday (he was excused) but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Davone Bess (CLE) did not practice on Friday (he was excused) and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrance Williams (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (HOU) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR LaVon Brazill (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Ebert (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dexter McCluster (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Boyce (NE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Aaron Dobson (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenbrell Thompkins (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerrel Jernigan (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Keenan Allen (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (SEA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tavon Austin (STL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

Tight End

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Housler (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dallas Clark (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Williams (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermaine Gresham (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Andre Smith (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Bostick (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brad Smelley (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE John Carlson (MIN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Josh Hill (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeron Mastrud (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) is out for this weekend's game.

Kicker

Offensive Line

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Travelle Wharton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

G Kevin Zeitler practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G John Greco will not play this week.

T Mitchel Schwartz practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

T Joe Thomas practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Winston Justice practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Derek Newton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Jeff Linkenbach did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

G Joe Reitz did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

C Samson Satele practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Hugh Thornton did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Austin Pasztor practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) LS John Denney did not practice on Friday due to illness but is still expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Brandon Fusco practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Marcus Cannon partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

T Nate Solder partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

T Will Svitek partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) G James Brewer partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

T David Diehl did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Austin Howard practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Lucas Nix practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Kelvin Beachum practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

T Marcus Gilbert practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T D.J. Fluker practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G J.R. Sweezy will not play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Mike Person practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Davin Joseph partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

G Carl Nicks will not play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Brian Schwenke practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

T David Stewart did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

Defensive Line

Linebacker

Defensive Back

General Team News

*** Friday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) P Spencer Lanning practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) P Sam Martin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) LS Jonathan Weeks practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) LS Cullen Loeffler practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.


All the news

Quarterback

*** Friday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) said his ankle is feeling better and expects to play Week 16.

QB Carson Palmer (ARI) Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Carson Palmer (ankle) is dealing with a low ankle sprain.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) said offensive coordinator Greg Knapp told players at the start of the season his offense would take time to learn. The Raiders have struggled running the football and scoring points in 2012. "We're not going to come out and understand all the zone cuts and all the reads and have a real continuity with it up front with five guys working together," Palmer said. "He said it was going to take some time and these last couple weeks, we've really seen that progress come together and make consistent plays in the running game."

*** Friday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) says he expects to regain nearly all of his throwing strength within the next week or so and based on his performance during practices, he'll know whether or not to under Tommy John surgery on his elbow. "I don't want to wait until April, May and miss out on what's going to be going on. Within the next couple weeks, we should know. I'll have another MRI, and we'll check it out," said Palmer, who has recently been able to throw a ball 55 yards and work out four days a week.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) will not play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) practiced Friday and remains listed as probable for Sunday in Denver.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) fully participated in practice Thursday, saying his passing shoulder was fine. Palmer is listed as probable for the game Sunday in Denver. "Everything's great," he said before practice. "I'm going to practice today; I'm going to play on Sunday. I'm going to practice on Friday. Everything's good." Palmer was listed on the team's injury report this week for the first time all season. He didn't fully participate in practice Wednesday, resting a stiff right shoulder.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Carson Palmer (ARI) did not practice Wednesday because of a sore shoulder. Palmer threw on the sidelines but missed the team portion of practice. Bengals officials insisted that his shoulder has no structural damage. Palmer is listed as probable for Sunday's contest against the Denver Broncos. When speaking with local reporters, Palmer was asked if there was truth to rumors that he'd suffered a rotator cuff injury and Palmer said, "No. Everything's fine."

QB Tim Rattay (ARI) will start for the team this Sunday against the Browns. "It's just common sense right now based on performance and who gives us a better chance win a football game," HC Jon Gruden said. "We'd like to finish the season as strongly as we can, and I think Bruce is struggling to a degree right now." "I'm excited, obviously," Rattay said, adding that his confidence didn't waver while riding the bench and that he hadn't wasted energy wondering what might have been if Gruden had given him an opportunity sooner. "I don't comment on hypotheticals or what ifs," Rattay said. "I'm excited to be playing this week."

*** Friday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Most seem to think Shaun Hill will get the start but coach Jim Schwartz will likely not reveal his starter until right before game time.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice. It looks like it'll be a game time decision for who coach Jim Schwartz names as the starting QB. Knowing Schwartz, he'll wait until the very last second.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Drew Stanton (ARI) Lions head coach Jim Schwartz confirmed Monday, Dec. 20, that Drew Stanton suffered a Grade 3 separation of the AC joint in his left shoulder in the second quarter of Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. The injury is to his non-throwing shoulder and his status for Week 16 against the Miami Dolphins is uncertain.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) NFL.com reports Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Drew Stanton will start in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Ryan (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Ryan (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Ryan (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Flacco did have an MRI on his ailing left knee, and the test revealed a mild medial collateral sprain.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday. Flacco is taking it easy on his left knee for a few days before being fitted for a protective brace. Flacco is expected to play in the Week 16 game against the New England Patriots.

QB Joe Flacco (BAL) won't undergo an MRI exam after taking a hit to his left knee in the team's Week 15 game Monday, Dec. 16. The Ravens do not think the injury is very serious. Flacco said the hit caused his knee to "cave in" but also said he felt "fine" and "strong."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) remains optimistic he will eventually sign a contract extension with the team. "This is a great organization and you're always upbeat about that," Flacco said. Flacco is expected to be named the Ravens' franchise player, barring a breakthrough in contract negotiations after the season.

QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) The Arizona Cardinals may decide to release Kevin Kolb following the 2012 season. Kolb has played just 15 of a possible 32 games for the team in his two seasons in the desert. "Clearly Arizona has to do something at the quarterback position, and more than likely I think they'll wipe themselves out after two years of the Kevin Kolb experiment," ESPN NFL insider John Clayton said. "I don't know if they move on Alex Smith or draft a quarterback, but they've got to do something."

*** Friday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice. John Skelton will start this week according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Kevin Kolb (BUF) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is not ready to say whether Kevin Kolb (concussion) or John Skelton (the better player) will start in Week 16 but is expected to make a decision by Wednesday, Dec. 21.

*** Friday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB EJ Manuel (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Bills head coach Doug Marrone said Manuel will not play Week 16 because of a knee injury. Thaddeus Lewis will be the team's starting quarterback. Marrone said Manuel may be able to play Week 17.

QB EJ Manuel (BUF) is expected to be okay after spraining his left knee in Week 15. "(He) went through the whole game (with it)," head coach Doug Marrone said. "I don't feel like it's going to be anything. We have time. He's already watching the Miami tape now to get himself ready."

*** Friday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Also, the Cardinals likely will release Derek Anderson this offseason, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CAR) HC Romeo Crennel said on Wednesday that Derek Anderson will make his third consecutive start in place of Charlie Frye.

QB Cam Newton (CAR) suffered a toe injury during the team's Week 15 game, but head coach Ron Rivera said the injury is not a big deal. Newton did not have to undergo X-rays on the toe, and it has not been diagnosed as turf toe.

*** Friday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Vinny Testaverde (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (CHI) has been named the starting quarterback for Week 16. Not a surprise here. Caleb Hanie has played terribly over the last few weeks and was bound to be replaced as the starter. McCown is a savvy veteran but we're not recommending him as a fantasy addition in championship week.

QB Josh McCown (CHI) will be given the opportunity to win the starting job for the team's Week 16 game against the Green Bay Packers, according to multiple sources.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh McCown (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and will start this weekend. However, JaMarcus Russell will see action as well.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh McCown (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh McCown (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Josh McCown (CHI) will start the last two games of the season in place of the injured Kurt Warner. "He's played. That's the key thing," HC Denny Green said, explaining why McCown, the Cardinals' No. 2 man behind Warner, will start over second-year quarterback John Navarre. "He's got one of the best games in the league this year, and I think he should be able to go out and compete very favorably against Philadelphia."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Greg McElroy (CIN) received every snap at quarterback in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19. Head coach Rex Ryan is also not yet ready to reveal the team's No. 2 quarterback.

QB Greg McElroy (CIN) will start for the Jets in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday. Campbell (collarbone) is throwing up to 30 yards in practice, but he is unlikely to return to active duty in the last two games of the season.

QB Jason Campbell (CLE) The Associated Press reports Jason Campbell suffered a sprained shoulder late in the first half of the team's Week 15 game Monday, Dec. 21. He was able to return to start the second half. Campbell finished the game 15-for-28 for 192 yards with a touchdown pass and two interceptions. He also ran the ball twice for 36 rushing yards.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CLE) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jason Campbell (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Caleb Hanie (CLE) Bears head coach Lovie Smith wasn't prepared to disclose plans to make a change at quarterback following Week 15. "Open?" Smith asked about the quarterback position. "I mean, it's right after the game and we're disappointed in our performance today in the quarterback position. But I can't tell you any more than that." Caleb Hanie and Josh McCown combined to throw four interceptions - two returned for touchdowns - in Week 15.

QB Brandon Weeden (CLE) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said he never considered pulling Brandon Weeden in the team's Week 15 game.

QB Kyle Orton (DAL) led the team to a win in Week 15 over the previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers, making the organization's decision on what to do at the position that much more difficult. "If we win these next two games with him, and he continues to play the way he did today, then you might have to say that (Orton is the future)," interim head coach Romeo Crennel said Sunday, Dec. 18. Orton is a free agent after this season and Matt Cassel would be heading into the fourth season of a $63 million contract. The team could also sign someone from outside the organization, or draft a high-profile QB, but Orton is trying to make the decision a little more difficult.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kyle Orton (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kyle Orton (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kyle Orton (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Tony Romo (DAL) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones supports Tony Romo's decision making that led to the interceptions in the team's Week 15 game. "I was for the aggressiveness we showed ... and it can apply to many parts of the game," Jones said. "But in this particular case, aggressiveness was throwing the ball on our end of the field -- throwing the ball in there close. Aggressiveness with Romo can mean not throw the ball, but buy more time, which increases the chances of having a bad play."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) said he believes the offense can win games in the fourth quarter, even if trailing by as many as two touchdowns. "Really, it's just we've gotten to a point where we're a mentally tough football team," Romo said. "In saying that, I believe when I step on the field in the fourth quarter, if we're within 10-14 points, we're going to find a way to win the ballgame." In the Cowboys' last six games they have been tied or trailed entering the fourth quarter. They are 5-1 in those games, averaging 15.67 fourth-quarter points.

QB Tony Romo (DAL) has reached the 4,000-yard passing mark for the fourth time in his career. No Cowboys quarterback, including former Cowboys Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, achieved that feat more than once.

QB Tony Romo (DAL) The Cowboys placed Tony Romo on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to David Moore, of The Dallas Morning News.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday. "Tony Romo practiced today and felt a lot better, he looks good for Saturday." said coach Wade Philips.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Tony Romo (DAL) HC Wade Phillips said Tony Romo will be sore, but should be able to give his bruised back a test run on Wednesday. He didn't seem overly concerned about it considering Romo finished Week 15's game, albeit in some pain. "Once you can play the next play after the hit, I feel like you can make do," Romo said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tony Romo (DAL) practiced on Wednesday. The feeling seems to be that Romo is expected to start Saturday night at Carolina against the Panthers. "He seemed to get better and better as the practice went along as far as his thumb and throwing the football," HC Wade Phillips said. "It looks like he's going to play to me. I thought maybe we would hold him out of some of the things if he couldn't throw all the passes, but he threw long passes, he threw outs, he threw comebacks, he threw short passes. He's still a little bit sore, basically on the follow-through with his thumb."

QB Tony Romo (DAL) was at practice on Tuesday, but he didn't do more than lob the ball because of continued soreness with the thumb on his passing hand. Afterward, his hand was wrapped with ice and a stimulation machine. "He said he felt better," HC Wade Phillips said, adding that the bruising and swelling had gone down.

*** Friday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) Broncos head coach John Fox said he has no plans to rest Peyton Manning. "That has not been an option, and not something that we'll talk about," Fox said. "Right now, our main agenda is to get better and improve so we can be playing our best football in January." Fox also said he has no plans to rest any of his starters in the final two weeks of the season.

*** Friday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) Colts owner Jim Irsay said he expects Peyton Manning to play for the Colts next season if he is healthy enough. Irsay said Manning's 2012 salary is not an issue because he paid him $26 million this season and he did not play.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) is out for this weekend's game. Colts RB Joseph Addai said Peyton Manning's throws last week had game-like velocity on them. Chairman Bill Polian confirmed this, but Manning has been ruled out of the team's final two games. Manning has been making passes from 20 to 25 yards.

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) Colts president Bill Polian said Monday, Dec. 19, he did not have an answer as to whether Peyton Manning will be with the team in 2012. "I don't know the answer to that," Polian said. "There are so many variables involved that it's impossible to tell at this point in time. It's our fervent hope that he is. But I couldn't unequivocally give you an answer of yea or nay." Manning will not participate in practice for the rest of the season but will continue his individual rehab drills.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) The Colts signed QB Drew Willy from their practice squad today giving them 3 QBs going into Sunday's game. This additional QB on the roster gives more credence to the idea that Manning could see the sidelines early in Sunday's game. The question is whether Manning (and all the Colt's starters) in limited playing time are more valuable than the backups you have on your bench playing a full game. We've downgraded most of the Colts in our projections because of this.

*** Friday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday. Coach Jim Caldwell is keeping mum on how much, if any, he'll limit his starters. He does continue to say that a 16-0 regular season is not the goal.

Caldwell did make it clear, though, that going undefeated “hasn’t been a priority” for the Colts.

“It’s a great by-product of a great season (going 16-0), but certainly not one we are overly concerned with,” Caldwell said. ”There is only one happy team at the end of the year, and that’s the team that wins it all. We want to make certain we’re playing our best football in time for us to kick it up in the playoffs after the regular season.”

Manning said he won't lobby for playing time. "It's not really set up that way, to lobby," Manning said. "I don't think there's one guy in that locker room that's going to tell you, 'No I don't want to play.' But we've followed his (coach Jim Caldwell's) orders all year, and I think that's a good plan. Those are decisions I don't have to make and whatever decision he makes, I think will be the right one."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend. Remember though that he is not expected to play the entire game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) practiced on Thursday. He will start this weekend but will not play the whole game.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Peyton Manning (DEN) will start this weekend, but he will not play the entire game.

QB Peyton Manning (DEN) was hit more than normal Sunday and is experiencing some swelling in his knee. This combined with the winning streak ending and the playoff spot secured, don't look for a full game from Manning this week.

*** Friday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. However, Hill likely will be the starting quarterback for the team's Week 16 game, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com. Hill was taking snaps with the first-team offense during practice Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice. It looks like it'll be a game time decision for who coach Jim Schwartz names as the starting QB. Knowing Schwartz, he'll wait until the very last second.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Shaun Hill (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Hill is working with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

QB Shaun Hill (DET) is wanted in San Francisco. HC Mike Nolan said the team has been trying to extend Hill's contract, which is set to expire after the season. "Obviously, I wish he signed the thing, because I've always wanted him to be a part of what we do," Nolan said. "With his performance, the way it's gone, he could be a bigger part of what we do." Hill's agent Robert Lattinville said that talks at this point are "a little premature."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) When asked whether he would consider replacing Matthew Stafford with Shaun Hill during a game, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz stood solidly behind his first-string quarterback. "I haven't considered making a change," Schwartz said. "Matt's our quarterback. He's going to remain our quarterback, and he's going to play well for us."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) defended his throwing mechanics by saying he does not feel like he's overusing a sidearm or three-quarter delivery. "I really don't feel like it's too much different, to tell you the truth" Stafford said. "I'm just trying to make the plays that are there ... I feel like I probably threw two balls sidearm (in Week 15) and I think both of them were complete. If that's a problem, then I don't really know what to tell you."

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) Lions head coach Jim Schwartz never thought about making a quarterback change in the team's Week 15 game. "I think [Matthew Stafford] is our best quarterback and if he's healthy enough he's going to play," Schwartz said. "I don't want to farm somebody else's land, but why didn't the Saints replace Drew Brees after four (interceptions)?"

*** Friday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) The Lions have placed Matthew Stafford on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, a source told Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has ruled Matthew Stafford out for the team's Week 16 game, according to Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News. "Matthew Stafford is not ready to play this week," Schwartz said. "We've left the door open for a comeback. But being so close to the end of the season, it changes your thoughts a little bit, but we're not at that spot (ready to put him on IR) yet." Schwartz was asked if the team was reluctant to put Stafford on Injured Reserve because they didn't want him to deal with the stigma finishing his first two NFL seasons on the shelf. "That doesn't really play into it," Schwartz said. "It's still a rehab and we're still trying to keep good players available to possibly play."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday, Dec. 20, that the possibilty exists that Matthew Stafford might be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve if the team needs a roster spot, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. "Yeah, if we need the roster spot," Schwartz said. "If that's the decision, that we need the roster spot, then we'll make the move. But it's one of the reasons we've left it open because of the possibility he could come back."

*** Friday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) is out for the year after being placed on Injured Reserve.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) Adam Schefter, from ESPN, reports the Lions will place Matthew Stafford on Injured Reserve. Stafford will undergo minor knee surgery Tuesday, Dec. 29.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matthew Stafford (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

Carlos Manarrez, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Lions head coach gave a strong indication Tuesday, Dec. 22, that Matthew Stafford would not be available for Week 16. Schwartz said, "He is improving, he is improving, but most likely not. Let me hold one more day, but most likely not."

QB Matthew Stafford (DET) Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Matthew Stafford could start in Week 16 if his injured shoulder is healed enough. "We'll definitely see where it is," Schwartz said. "He's the starting quarterback, and when he's healthy and ready to go and feels good and everything else, then we'll get him back out there. I don't want to make a decision today or tomorrow. But we'll let it play."

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Brooks (FA) will continue as the team’s starting QB this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Brooks (FA) was limited on Thursday and added to the injury report as probable.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) Jim Thomas, of St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the Rams have placed Marc Bulger on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season

*** Friday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) will not play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) will not play in Week 15.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Marc Bulger (FA) is definitely out for the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list.

*** Thursday Update *** QB David Carr (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) did not practice on Thursday. However, Culpepper made some throws for the second straight day. "He just kind of went out and worked out again," HC Rod Marinelli said. "He's doubtful for this week. But he's had a chance to throw some balls.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Daunte Culpepper (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Dilfer (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (FA) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (FA) again took almost all the reps in practice Friday. He is officially questionable but (barring a setback) is expected to start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trent Edwards (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Brett Favre (FA) was noncommittal on his playing status for the remainder of the season following the team's Week 15 loss to the Chicago Bears. Favre said he did not regret starting the game despite leaving the game early with injury. Favre added if his 20-year career is now over, he doesn't regret the way it ended.

In other news, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently met with former Jets employee Jenn Sterger, and the discussion reportedly was heated at times, according to the New York Daily News' Michael O'Keeffe. Goodell is still "following up" with his investigation that involved Favre sending inappropriate photos to Sterger when he was a member of the Jets. Sterger said she will not pursue litigation based on sexual harassment or a violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Coach Leslie Frazier said on Tuesday the Vikings are not considering putting Favre on injured reserve -- nor would Frazier even rule out Favre for Sunday's game at Philadelphia, just six days after his latest injury.

"He doesn't want to let his teammates down," Frazier said. "He really wanted to play in front of the home fans (Monday) night for maybe the last time. That was important to him. I think more than anything, he likes to compete, and the fact that we've got two ballgames left -- he's a guy who loves his teammates and loves to play. I think that's what motivates him more than anything."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) Rick Alonzo, of the Pioneer Press, reports Brett Favre said Wednesday, Dec. 23, he and head coach Brad Childress have resolved their differences regarding the "heated" sideline discussion that took play Week 15. Favre also downplayed reports that he is unhappy he can't audible more.

Also, Sid Hartman, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said he will do everything he can to bring back Favre next season.

QB Brett Favre (FA) Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Vikings head coach Brad Childress wanted to take Brett Favre out of the team's Week 15 game, but Favre refused to come out.

ESPN.com reports Favre questioned head coach Childress' attempt to pull him from the game. Favre got into a heated exchange with Childress on the sideline during the game. "Yeah, there was a heated discussion, I guess you would call it," Favre said of the exchange. "No secret, I was getting hit a little bit. I felt the pressure on a lot of plays. We had seven points. So I think everyone in the building was like, 'They're not moving the ball, they're not getting points.' Brad wanted to go in a different direction and I wanted to stay in the game." Favre added, "We were up 7-6. Yeah, it's not 70-6, but we're up 7-6. So I said, 'I'm staying in the game, I'm playing.' I don't know if it was exactly to protect me, or we had seven points, I'm not sure. That's his call. But we talked it out."

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Childress ripped his offense during halftime of the team's Week 15 game and that he privately unleashed an expletive-laden outburst toward Favre long after the game in the locker room, according to six members of the organization. All is not well between Childress and Favre, and the primary difference centers on Favre's penchant to check out of runs and into passes. According to one team member, Favre has expressed frustration for much of the season about Childress' unwillingness to let him audible more.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brett Favre (FA) may be wearing down a bit. "Maybe I don't have the arm I once had. I don't know," the 39-year old said. Favre threw two interceptions Week 15 to give him a league high 17 on the season. Over the last three games, his completion percentage is 57.7 with a quarterback rating of 61.0. HC Eric Mangini isn't sounding any alarms, however. "He cycled back," said Mangini, alluding to Favre's midseason rally. "I assume [he'll be] cycling back again."

QB Brett Favre (FA) was asked about retirement in his Tuesday press conference. "Why did I know that would come up?" Favre said, managing a smile. Favre was evasive regarding his future, saying that he has no idea if Thursday's game against the Minnesota Vikings could be his Lambeau swan song. "It very well could be, but I haven't made that decision yet." he said. Favre said after last season's final game against the Seattle Seahawks, when he walked off the field, he thought it was his final game. "Time changes your mind," Favre said. "Sometimes you look back and you say, I can't believe I was thinking that way." Favre also said the biggest factor about possibly returning will be if he feels he can continue to play well. "If I didn't think I could play at a high level, I would not come back," Favre said. "But I feel good about where I am physically."

*** Friday Update *** QB Gus Frerotte (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16. He will not start and talked about Brad Childress' decision to go with Tarvaris Jackson. “It’s up to Coach,” he said. “Obviously I’m not happy about it. I mean, anybody that’s competitive wants to be the guy that’s out there. I put a lot of hard work and a lot of effort into this.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Gus Frerotte (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell made the announcement Thursday that Tarvaris Jackson will start Sunday's game against Atlanta.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Gus Frerotte (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. HC Brad Childress did not reveal on Wednesday who his QB will be in Week 16. "I want to watch [Gus Frerotte] come out here and practice and that's kind of what I talked with those guys about last night," Childress said. "They shared reps here in the walk-through and we'll see how they get out here and move through individual drills."

QB Gus Frerotte (FA) HC Brad Childress declined to name a starting QB on Monday. He praised Tarvaris Jackson for his play in the Week 15 games against the Arizona Cardinals. Gus Frerotte did some work on Monday and is gradually feeling better. Childress wants to see the players go through practice this week and probably won't name a starter until Sunday. "I'll certainly discuss it with those two guys before I discuss it with anyone else," Childress said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Gus Frerotte (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to start this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Gus Frerotte (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to start this weekend.

QB Gus Frerotte (FA) did not practice Tuesday due to the sprained index finger on his throwing hand. He is questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Gibran Hamdan (FA) has been moved up to QB2 behind Trent Edwards. If Edwards is unable to play in Week 16, it appears that HC Dick Jauron is preparing to let Hamdan start. "I wouldn't say that I wouldn't [play Hamdan]," Jauron said this week. "It will take a little bit of time in the next couple of days as we get ready for Denver. We'll talk things over and see."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Joey Harrington (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Joey Harrington (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Joey Harrington (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Joey Harrington (FA) will start for the team this weekend. "We are just trying to see if we can jump start and get a win somehow," HC Dick Jauron said.

QB Kelly Holcomb (FA) will again start for the team this week as J.P. Losman is still battling soreness in his throwing shoulder.

QB Jon Kitna (FA) will remain as the team’s starting QB this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mike McMahon (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he would be willing to bring Donovan McNabb back next season if he were willing to accept the No. 2 quarterback job, but Shanahan said he does not believe McNabb would want to come back as a backup, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Donovan McNabb (FA) said he was not happy with the way the team handled his benching in Week 15, according to The Associated Press. "I was pulled back by it. All of a sudden you get this news a couple of days before the game, you do feel somewhat disrespected," McNabb said. "You could have told me earlier or at least prepared me for it. The term I did use was professional. You would like to hear it early, and if you hear it late, it kind of throws off the preparation for a lot of guys."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Donovan McNabb (FA) strongly denied statements by the Monday Night Football crew that his relationship with HC Andy Reid was damaged based on his benching earlier this season and over years of frustration. McNabb, who has seven touchdown passes in the last three weeks, indicated last week that he planned to talk to Reid and the front office about his situation during the off-season. "My relationship hasn't changed with Andy," McNabb said. "I guess that would be the assumption that people would make because of the situation and the coverage it has received."

*** Friday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) could have returned to the team's Week 15 game after having his hand stepped on, but HC Brian Billick opted to hold him out to not aggravate it further. "It's getting better, but it's still sore," said McNair. "I came out today and did pretty well. We're just going to see how the week goes and see if I can get some soreness out of it before Sunday."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is not listed on the team’s injury report. Obviously he is expected to start as normal.

QB Steve McNair (FA) will be listed as probable for this week's game at Pittsburgh when the injury reports are released later this week. McNair's throwing hand was stepped on early in the first quarter against the Browns and he did not return. The injury is not to be believed as serious as X-rays were negative. "I just have to get some of the soreness out of it. My feeling is coming back. I'm quite sure I'll be ready," McNair said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) practiced Thursday and will to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Steve McNair (FA) is not even on the injury report this week. Obviously, he will play.

*** Friday Update *** QB Craig Nall (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB JaMarcus Russell (FA) "Uh-huh," Kiffin said when asked if Russell could make his first NFL start this weekend. "There's a possibility of it. We're still looking at it. There's a bunch of different ways to do it."

QB JaMarcus Russell (FA) will continue to see playing time according to HC Lane Kiffin even if it means the Raiders chances of winning take a hit. Russell played three series Sunday against the Colts, but only led the team to one first down. "It's a risk you take when you draft a quarterback No. 1 and you decide you're going to develop him and give him some playing time," Kiffin said. "You're going to risk the chance of losing games because of it."

*** Thursday Update *** QB John Skelton (FA) will start this week according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Larry Fitzgerald has been impressed with John Skelton's poise and ability to lead the offense in crunch time. "(Tim) Tebow gets all the love. Skelton gets no love. John has done a terrific job. He finds a way to get it done," Fitzgerald said. "In the huddle, it's like sitting in there like a two-time Super Bowl champion. He shows no emotion. He spits the play out like he's been doing it forever."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB John Skelton (FA) Kevin Kolb and John Skelton split reps during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt still has not made a decision on the starter for Week 16.

QB John Skelton (FA) will remain the starter, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Skelton struggled in Week 15, but that wasn't a surprise given it was the rookie's first start on the road. It also isn't known what Derek Anderson's status is for this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jim Sorgi (FA) will not start this weekend, but he will play and finish the game. "He is going to play with our first group some," HC Tony Dungy said of Sorgi. "We'll see when that is kind of how the game goes. Jim is going to finish the game whether we're one point ahead or one point behind."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (FA) is a "virtual certainty" to be part of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013 according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

Also, the Jets plan on either trading or releasing Tim Tebow before free agency begins next March, according to a source. "Rex (Ryan) and Tony (Sparano) had no idea how to use him," the source said. The team was shocked with how poorly Tebow practiced shortly after he was acquired from the Denver Broncos. The market for Tebow this offseason is expected to be pretty thin, but Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly suggested that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels may be willing to take Tebow on if he lands a head coaching position somewhere. Tebow continues to view himself as a full-time quarterback.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tim Tebow (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Tebow reportedly will request to be traded or released after the season assuming that Greg McElroy starts the final two games. Tebow's desire to part ways with the Jets came to a head after McElroy leapfrogged him on the depth chart, according to a source.

When the Denver Broncos initially floated the idea of trading Tebow last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams, as well as the New York Jets, were interested in acquiring Tebow. The Jaguars naturally still make the most sense to look to add Tebow if the Jets release or trade him this offseason. "It only takes one team to keep his career alive, but I think everyone in a position of power knows he can't play quarterback," one NFL personnel man said.

QB Tim Tebow (FA) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team may find a way to incorporate Tim Tebow into the Week 16 game plan against the San Diego Chargers, according to a source. Greg McElroy will receive the start over Mark Sanchez.

QB Tim Tebow (FA) Broncos president John Elway recently gave Tim Tebow his strongest endorsement yet after speculation that the team may draft another quarterback next season and possibly trade Tebow. "Tim Tebow's not going anywhere," Elway said. "I mean, he's going to be a Bronco and we're going to do everything we can and hopefully he's that guy."

QB Tim Tebow (FA) Cecil Lammey, NFL Insider for 87.7 The Ticket and senior writer for Footballguys.com, reported via Twitter that the Denver Broncos have named rookie Tim Tebow the starter for the week 16 game against the Texans.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kurt Warner (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Kurt Warner (FA) will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list with a strained MCL in his right knee.

*** Friday Update *** QB Chris Weinke (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Chris Weinke (FA) practiced Thursday despite being added to the injury report as probable with a sore chest. He is expected to start in place of the injured Jake Delhomme.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Drew Willy (FA) was signed from the team's practice squad giving more credence to the idea that Peyton Manning will see limited time Sunday.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Vince Young (FA) is suing three men over the use of the quarterback's initials and 'Invinceable' nickname to sell products without his permission. The suit was filed on December 12th.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Flynn (GB) took nearly all the snaps in practice Thursday, Dec. 19, while backup Scott Tolzien took a handful of snaps. Aaron Rodgers did not take any snaps in the portion of practice open to the media.

QB Matt Flynn (GB) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team is game planning as if Matt Flynn will be the starting quarterback Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) had no trouble throwing the ball with his usual velocity Wednesday, Dec. 18. He made several sharp throws during the individual drills that were open to the media. "He's got that fresh arm," Matt Flynn said. "He's the same old Aaron. He's the best in the league in my opinion." Rodgers has yet to be medically cleared to play in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers although he was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 19. "It's an organizational and a medical decision at this point," Rodgers said. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he will have a decision on whether Rodgers plays Friday, Dec. 20. "He looks like he's ready to play," McCarthy said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is doing better but still has not been cleared to play at this point.

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team will not have an update on Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) until Wednesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he does not expect Aaron Rodgers' ankle to be a major issue moving forward.

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) said his recent concussion will not change the way he plays in Week 16 against the New York Giants, according to The Associated Press. "I have zero doubts taking the field," Rodgers said. "I feel confident. I've been cleared. The doctors are confident. I'm going to continue to play the way I play." Rodgers was wearing a new helmet in practice Wednesday, Dec. 22.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) practiced fully on Wednesday. Rodgers is expected to start in Week 16 after being medically cleared to play, reports Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) has been cleared to play this week according to Jason Wilde on ESPNMilwaukee.com.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Aaron Rodgers claims Seahawks DE Darryl Tapp bit him during a game in 2008. Rodgers said, "Yeah, he bit me through my long sleeve that I was wearing. There wasn't a whole lot of words spoken. I looked down and my arm was hurt and it felt like a bee sting. I was looking down and he was biting my arm so I had to get his teeth off my shoulder. Luckily I was wearing a long sleeve so I don't know if he actually [broke the skin]. I had a bruise for the rest of the season. Other than that I was good."

*** Friday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Aaron Rodgers (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) Charles Chandler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said that Jake Delhomme remains in the team's plans moving forward despite being placed on Injured Reserve. "This move doesn't change anything about his future," Hurney said. "We feel the same about Jake as we did yesterday before we put him on IR. We've made it clear we have confidence in Jake." Delhomme will be owed $12.675 million in guaranteed money next season. The Panthers, however, are expected to aggressively try to improve their passing attack in the off season, which likely will include seeking new additions at quarterback and receiver.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) Adam Schefter, of ESPN.com, reports the Panthers will place Jake Delhomme on Injured Reserve Thursday, Dec. 24. He tried to throw this week but could not do it.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game at Atlanta.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) missed practice again Thursday with his sprained right thumb, making it likely he'll miss his third straight game. Delhomme hasn't played or practiced since suffering ligament damage in his right thumb on Dec. 4 at Philadelphia. Chris Weinke started in his place in losses to the New York Giants and Pittsburgh, and will probably start again Sunday at Atlanta.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) stood on the sidelines Wednesday morning during practice, making it a strong possibility that Chris Weinke will make his third consecutive start in Atlanta on Sunday. Delhomme hasn't been able to grip a football properly since damaging ligaments in his right thumb in a loss to Philadelphia two weeks ago.

QB Jake Delhomme (HOU) HC John Fox wanted to make something clear Monday: Jake Delhomme is his quarterback now, even though he can't play, and into the future. Fox was clearly agitated by a remark made during the FOX Network pre-game show Sunday suggesting that Delhomme had played his last game as a Panthers and that the team was looking to draft a quarterback. Fox said Delhomme's injured right thumb would not need surgery, but he didn't know whether there was a chance he'd play Sunday at Atlanta.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16. When asked about Garcia, HC Jon Gruden said, "I believe he'll be the starter. Now, what his playing strength and stamina is, I can't be a true judge of that today. I know he'll give everything he has."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He seems to be making progress. "[Garcia] looked pretty good. I think he's feeling better," coach Jon Gruden said. "Once again that is a good sign, but he's making progress."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Garcia says his lower leg injury is much improved and he plans on starting Week 16 against the Chargers. "I'm going to practice, so I plan on being ready for Sunday," Garcia said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jeff Garcia (HOU) has reportedly been demoted all the way to 3rd string QB. Joey Harrington will start for the team with Dan Orlovsky moving to the #2 spot.

*** Friday Update *** QB Case Keenum (HOU) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Case Keenum (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Case Keenum (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday. Keenum will miss Week 16 because of a torn ligament in his thumb. Matt Schaub will be the team's starting quarterback.

QB Case Keenum (HOU) suffered a sprained thumb on his throwing hand during the team's Week 15 game and underwent an MRI. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Keenum will be evaluated but is concerned about his Week 16 status.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Stephen McGee (HOU) The Cowboys do not plan on playing Stephen McGee at any point in the last two games of the season, reports Jan Hubbard, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

QB Matt Schaub (HOU) was "beaten up" after the Week 15 game against the Tennessee Titans, and he spent a lot of time in the training room afterward, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. Schaub is expected to start in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (HOU) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (HOU) increased his reps at practice Thursday, showing a greater range of motion in the left shoulder he injured. The quarterback started working with the scout team earlier this week and could serve as a backup to Sage Rosenfels this Sunday. Schaub will be a game-time decision this Sunday according to HC Gary Kubiak.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Schaub (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

QB Matt Schaub (HOU) could be healthy enough to serve as the backup this week behind Sage Rosenfels.

*** Friday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB T.J. Yates (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

QB T.J. Yates (HOU) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kerry Collins (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Kerry Collins (IND) will continue as the team’s starting QB.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Nate Davis (IND) CBSSports.com reports 49ers head coach Mike Singletary said Nate Davis would not see any playing time this year. Singletary added that it would be different if Alex Smith was "a proven veteran player, but I want him to get every snap he can get to experience every situation he can and every lesson he can learn."

QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Matt Hasselbeck (calf) will start in Week 16 if he is healthy enough to play. Munchak said he believes Hasselbeck gives the team the best chance to win.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Dec. 20, that Matt Hasselbeck will start in Week 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. "We're going with Matt," Carroll said Monday. "Matt has been our quarterback. He has been the guy that has given us a chance all throughout, and gives us our best chance to finish off right." Hasselbeck was benched midway through the second half of Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons in favor of QB Charlie Whitehurst.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) did not practice on Wednesday. He is expected to at best be the No. 3 QB this weekend.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (IND) is improving but is not expected to play Sunday against the NY Jets.

*** Friday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Andrew Luck (IND) has completed just 46 percent of his passes over the last three weeks. Luck has been guilty of overthrowing many of his receivers. "That's a fair assessment," Luck said. "I'm not setting my feet and (I'm) getting the ball up. We'll work on it and move on to next week. We'll work on it in practice and try to get better."

QB Ricky Stanzi (JAX) could see playing time in the final two regular season games. "There's a possibility...we'll see what (QB Brady Quinn) looks like and then we'll make some decisions and go from there," head coach Romeo Crennel said Monday, Dec. 17. Quinn is dealing with an injury to his ribs.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he believes Alex Smith deserves to start for a team in 2013, a team that appreciates his skills. If Colin Kaepernick remains as the starter for the 49ers, Smith will likely be playing elsewhere. "He comes in, he's (got a) 70 percent completion (percentage), he's (got a) 100-plus quarterback rating. Last year, he's like barely over one percent interception percentage," Rodgers said of Smith. "He's a great quarterback, he just needs to go somewhere he gets appreciated for the skills he has and hopefully he gets a chance next year."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman discussed the development of Alex Smith Wednesday, Dec. 21. "Let's start off with when we evaluated him in the offseason. We saw a lot of things that we really, really liked," Roman said. "We put a plan in place on how we were going to bring this thing and get it moving forward, and he's been there every step of the way. I think he does a lot that people will never know, in terms of running the offense. Certainly not going to get into those details, but he does a phenomenal job of leading the team."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) 49ers coach Mike Singletary said that Troy Smith will start this week. But he also said that he could envision a situation where both Troy Smith and Alex Smith see playing time. "Troy has certain strengths, as well as Alex," Singletary said when asked to explain his decision. "The way it works out, we could possibly use them both. That's kind of the way it is right now."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) has been benched in favor of Troy Smith for this week.

QB Alex Smith (KC) Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports 49ers head coach Mike Singletary said he believes Alex Smith can be the team's quarterback of the future even though he struggled in Week 15. "He's capable of playing better than that," Singletary said. "I don't have any questions about him. I don't have any questions going forward."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB J.P. Losman (MIA) has been relegated to third-string behind Gibran Hamdan. The move comes after his fumble was returned for a decisive touchdown in a 31-27 loss to the New York Jets last weekend. Losman has no plans to re-sign with Buffalo this offseason.

*** Thursday Update *** QB J.P. Losman (MIA) is still not 100 percent as he's recovering from a 24 hour bug that he came down with Wednesday, but he's doing better according to HC Dick Jauron. "He feels a lot better than he did yesterday and he practiced the whole session yesterday," said Jauron.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB J.P. Losman (MIA) was feeling ill with an upset stomach on Wednesday but managed to finish practice with the team. "He's fine," said HC Dick Jauron. "He's just a little uncomfortable." Losman did not address the media today due to the illness.

*** Thursday Update *** QB J.P. Losman (MIA) practiced on Thursday and will be the backup QB this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He is expected to start but he is limited with a shoulder injury suffered in last week's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Moore (MIA) will start in place of Vinny Testaverde again this week when the Panthers face Dallas. The team has no plans to limit the playbook with Moore under center. "Last week was a pretty complete playbook," Moore said. "I don't think they held anything back."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) is likely to start this weekend, but no official announcement has been made. HC Eric Mangini says it could be considered a game-time decision.

*** Friday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) practiced on Friday and will start as normal this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Chad Pennington (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

QB Matt Cassel (MIN) is expected to start the final two games of the regular season, barring injury, according to sources. The team feels there is no reason to further evaluate Josh Freeman.

QB Josh Freeman (MIN) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano praised Josh Freeman, saying he will be fine with hard work. "Those who work hard and persevere will be fine, and Josh is one of those people," Schiano said.

*** Friday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (MIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Josh Freeman (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Patrick Ramsey (MIN) has been signed by the team. He'll be the #3 QB behind Drew Stanton and Daunte Culpepper.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend. He'd missed time with the flu.

"Doing good, ready for this game," Brady said today. "Ready for Santa Claus and ready to play some football."

Brady said his illness wasn't out of the ordinary.

"Probably what a lot of guys are getting hit with," he said. "It’s just going around town. But I’m feeling good. Back at practice yesterday, have to go out and have a good day today. Get sharpened up and get ready to go play for a division title."

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Friday and will start as normal this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced fully on Thursday and will start as normal this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) practiced on Wednesday and will start this weekend.

QB Drew Brees (NO) had his right hand wrapped with ice after the Week 15 game against the St. Louis Rams. Brees suggested Sunday, Dec. 15, after the game that the injury was not serious.

QB Ryan Griffin (NO) Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips indicated Monday, Dec. 16, that there were mixed reviews for Ryan Griffin. "As for a receiving tight end, I thought he did a good job," Phillips said. "He needs work on his blocking."

*** Friday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) fully participated in Friday's walkthrough and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB David Garrard (NYJ) HC Jack Del Rio is still confident in the ability of David Garrard. "I still remain very confident in his abilities and very supportive of him," Del Rio said Monday after viewing the video of Garrard's four-turnover meltdown that gave the Titans a 24-17 victory Sunday in Tennessee.

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend. Sanchez is expected to be the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Greg McElroy in Week 16. It's possible that the Jets will have three active quarterbacks against the San Diego Chargers.

Two sources familiar with the situation said Mark Sanchez is likely to be with the Jets next season.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) Jets will explore all options in the offseason with Mark Sanchez, including a trade. Trading Sanchez will be difficult because of an $8.25 million guarantee in 2013 in his contract. However, the Jets are taking an open-minded approach and may be willing to start over at quarterback.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) Now that they have been eliminated from the playoffs, the Jets are expected to bench Mark Sanchez for Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) was checked out by the team's medical personnel and will be able to play in Week 16.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini is reporting that he expects Mark Sanchez to start and be fine.

Cimini wrote: "The New York Jets' quarterback, coming off a Friday practice in which he pushed his sore throwing shoulder, didn't suffer any significant setbacks and is clear to start the potential playoff-clinching game in Chicago, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday morning.

" 'He's fine,' the person said."

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he expects Mark Sanchez to play in Week 16, but Sanchez could be a game-time decision if he does not show any improvement during practice, reports Jane McManus, of ESPNNewYork.com. If Sanchez were not able to play, Mark Brunell would get the start.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) has a slight cartilage tear in his shoulder and was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News. Head coach Rex Ryan said he expects Sanchez to play in Week 16.

QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) went for a precautionary MRI Monday, Dec. 20, on his right shoulder but will play in Week 16, according to head coach Rex Ryan, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger. Ryan said Sanchez injured the shoulder on the team's second offensive drive in Week 15. "Any time it's your quarterback, you're going to make sure he's OK," Ryan said. "The MRI showed it was a positive thing for us. He'll be ready to play on Sunday. Will it limit him? I don't know." Ryan downplayed the injury and said he wasn't sure what to call it, settling on "sore shoulder." He emphasized the fact that Sanchez played the full game with it and joked that "I probably shouldn't have said anything."

*** Friday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Mark Sanchez (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Geno Smith (NYJ) said he expects to compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp next season with the other quarterbacks on the roster.

*** Friday Update *** QB Kyle Boller (OAK) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kyle Boller (OAK) will not start this weekend and could miss week 17 as well due to his concussion. "Concussions are very unpredictable," HC Brian Billick said. "I'm certainly not an expert so I'll rely on the experts to say what and when that could change."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kyle Boller (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday. Boller was sent home, still feeling the effects of the "mild" concussion he sustained against the Miami Dolphins Sunday.

QB Kyle Boller (OAK) is expected to start this weekend despite suffering a mild concussion in week 15. "Kyle, clearly, in my opinion, gives us the best chance to win the game," HC Brian Billick said Monday. "We're going to continue to take the tack that we're going to go out and win every week. Kyle played very well, and deserves the opportunity to continue to grow and get what he might out of these last two games," Billick said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Charlie Frye (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Charlie Frye (OAK) Charlie Frye will be the team's starting QB in Week 16.

QB Charlie Frye (OAK) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Charlie Frye will start in Week 16 if he is healthy.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Charlie Frye (OAK) HC Romeo Crennel refuted reports that Charlie Frye has a broken hand/wrist. "He has a bone bruise," Crennel said on Friday morning. "I said it yesterday. I said it the day before. I said it a couple weeks ago, and I will say it tomorrow. He does not have a fracture." Derek Anderson will be the starting QB for the Browns week 16.

*** Friday Update *** QB Charlie Frye (OAK) visited a hand specialist in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The doctor discovered a fractured bone in Frye's right hand, according to a source close to Frye. He needs a month to recover but won't need surgery and should be fine in 2007, according to the source. HC Romeo Crennel said he could not confirm that Frye has a fracture. "Charlie got a second opinion, but I haven't heard anything about a broken bone," Crennel said. "No doctor has told me that a bone is broken. We've said all along that he has a bone bruise, which is true."

QB Charlie Frye (OAK) HC Romeo Crennel made it clear he's not ready to demote Charlie Frye just yet. He was asked about the possibility of starting QB Derek Anderson for one of the two remaining games and Frye for the other. "I think we'll see where Frye is and what he can do, and then we'll make a determination," said Crennel. "There may be some merit to doing it that way. But it might be a moot point." That's because Frye still can't throw because of his injured right wrist, even though it's improving. It's conceivable he could sit out both games. Look for Derek Anderson to get the start this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Charlie Frye (OAK) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Charlie Frye (OAK) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

QB Matt McGloin (OAK) Raiders head coach Dennis Allen pulled Matt McGloin in Week 15 against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, Allen said Sunday, Dec. 15, that McGloin will start in Week 16 against the San Diego Chargers.

QB Terrelle Pryor (OAK) Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he's unsure how much playing time they'll give Terrelle Pryor in the final two games. Allen said that will be determined on a game-by-game basis.

QB Terrelle Pryor (OAK) Raiders head coach Hue Jackson indicated Monday, Dec. 19, that he has not considered using Terrelle Pryor in the Wildcat formation. "Because at this time (Carson Palmer) probably needs as much time as he can get with his teammates," Jackson said.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Nick Foles (PHI) had a large abrasion on the back of his right hand Wednesday, Dec. 18, but told reporters he was fine.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) said he remains capable of being a starting quarterback in the NFL and hopes to receive another opportunity in 2013. "I'm not a backup. Just being honest, just being candid. I'm a full-fledged starter," Vick said. "That's what I've got in me, that's what I provide, that's what I offer. Whatever happens, wherever I end up, they're going to get 110 percent. You're going to get the same thing out of me that you got the last two, three years and that's 110 percent effort and a guy that's confident in his abilities to play and win ... I want to start. Yeah, I'm a starter. I'll feel that way until I start to feel like I'm becoming a problem on the team." The Eagles are 10-12 since Vick signed a $100 million contract in August 2011. He has 27 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions in that span.

*** Friday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

Vick would not want to join the New York Jets if Mark Sanchez is still the starter, according to sources who have spoken with Vick. He would consider signing with the Jets, however, if he were paid more than Sanchez, making it clear that Vick was No. 1 on the depth chart. Vick believes he has another four years left in the NFL and wants to be a starter with whatever team signs him in the event he is released by the team, according to sources who have spoken with the quarterback. Sources close to Vick said he might wait to see if Oregon head coach Chip Kelly decides to take an NFL coaching job in the offseason, adding that Vick has already imagined himself playing in Kelly's fast-paced spread offense.

QB Michael Vick (PHI) said Monday, Dec. 17, his job currently is to help Nick Foles. Vick added, however, that he would like to play. "I want to get out there, I want to play, but it's not the ideal situation right now," Vick said. Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he has not decided whether Vick will be the backup quarterback or the third-string quarterback in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Michael Vick (PHI) practiced Tuesday, Dec. 20, and said his ribs were feeling better "each and every day". Vick insisted on taking painkilling shots for his broken ribs so he could be on the field for both the team's Week 14 and Week 15 wins, according to a league source. Previously, the team resisted allowing Vick to receive shots, due to concerns about his past effectiveness while playing with numbing agents coursing through his veins.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) significant snow and wind could be in play for the game Sunday. But we still feel good about Vick and the Eagles offense.

*** Friday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) did not practice on Thursday.

The Philadelphia Daily News reports Michael Vick has been named the team's Ed Block Courage Award recipient for 2009. Shockingly, PETA immediately issued a statement, criticizing the Eagles for giving the award to Vick. In a statement, PETA said, "The Philadelphia Eagles fumbled when they gave Michael Vick the Ed Block Courage Award, which was named after a man who advocated in behalf of abused children. Michael Vick should not be the person anyone points to as a model of sportsmanship, even though he has now exchanged dogs for touchdowns after serving time for extreme cruelty to animals. We wish him well in educating others, but this is not appropriate and does not mark a joyous moment in NFL history."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) took snaps with the first-team offense in practice on Thursday, increasing the likelihood his groin strain won't keep him from starting against Carolina. Vick is still listed as probable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Michael Vick (PHI) was limited in Wednesday’s practice due to a sore groin. "I just wanted to take a day off and make sure when I came back to practice I'd be able to practice at 100 percent and feel good about it," Vick said. "I'm just making sure I don't do anything to reinjure it and making sure the pain goes away on its own." Backup Matt Schaub took snaps with the first-team offense for the majority of practice. HC Jim Mora downplayed Vick's injury, saying, "I thought he was fine. He looked fine. We gave Schaub some work like we always do on Wednesdays." Vick is listed as probable for Sunday's contest against the Carolina Panthers.

QB Michael Vick (PHI) strained his right groin late in the fourth quarter but will be ready to play next week against the Panthers according to HC Jim Mora.

*** Friday Update *** QB Charlie Batch (PIT) will start Week 16 in place of injured Ben Roethlisberger (ankle).

*** Saturday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (PIT) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Bruce Gradkowski is holding out hope he could play in the team's Week 17 game. "It's crazy how much better you can feel in a week. I feel a lot better. Not as good as I want right now. The doctors are kind of surprised how fast I'm moving along," Gradkowski said. "I'm not where I need to be to play just yet, but I'm getting there ... next week's a definite possibility. Once the trainers really give me the OK to really push it outside, then I'll try that."

*** Friday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (PIT) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Bruce Gradkowski (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) will not play in week 16.

QB Byron Leftwich (PIT) is off crutches, and there is talk that he might be able to play in the regular season finale against the Titans. "It's still possible,'' HC Jack Del Rio said.

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) Although Ben Roethlisberger placed blame on himself for the team's Week 15 loss, he also questioned the playcalling. When asked why Heath Miller didn't have a single pass thrown his way in the second half, Roethlisberger replied, "I just don't think we called the right plays to get him the ball." And when asked why the team didn't run more no-huddle offense in the second half, Roethlisberger acknowledged he wished they had done more. "That's tough for me to answer right now," Roethlisberger said. "The second half we didn't do much of it, and that's disappointing."

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. However, Charlie Batch will get the start, according to John Clayton of ESPN.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) did not practice on Thursday. Roethlisberger (ankle) will be a game-time decision against the St. Louis Rams in Week 16. If he doesn't start, Charlie Batch will be under center.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hasn't announced his intentions at quarterback publicly or within the organization, but it's widely believed in the front office that Roethlisberger could rest his high ankle sprain until the playoffs. With the Steelers assured a playoff spot and trailing the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC North title on a tiebreaker, the team will focus on being healthy for the postseason. Roethlisberger, however, said he is doing everything he can to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday. According to Jason LaCanfora, Roethlisberger is expected to sit out at least one game because of his ankle injury. However, head coach Mike Tomlin has not made a decision on Roethlisberger at this time.

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) said he did not take painkillers prior to the team's Week 15 game. Roethlisberger scoffed at the notion that he needed them to play. "We heard that (ESPN analyst) Steve Young and those guys say that before pregame, 'Oh, he'll go shoot it up.' No we don't do that," Roethlisberger said. "They would never put me out there and endanger me or anybody on this team. There was no injection, there was two Tylenols and two Advil." Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Ben Roethlisberger's ankle did not get worse after he played on it in Week 15. Tomlin said he never considered pulling Roethlisberger from the game despite his mobility issues. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Dec. 21, but he expects to play in Week 16 against the St. Louis Rams even if he is "5 percent".

*** Friday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) received a shot to the face in the team's Week 16 game which left him bloody but not with another broken nose, according to Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Roethlisberger said his own helmet banged into the bridge of his nose during the game. However, it is not a cause for concern. "The doctor was here that did my surgery (after he broke his nose earlier this month), looked at it and said there wasn't a need for an X-ray right now so we'll let it go," Roethlisbeger said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Philip Rivers (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) Coach Brad Childress talked about his QB situation. “That takes nothing away from Gus,” Childress said. “It’s more a product of what Tarvaris has done with the ball in his hand. ... There are those factors. I’m evaluating the medical part of it. And I’m getting my sense of where they’re at and the hot hand. Just making a decision. I’ve got to make a decision one way or the other.”

Childress declined to say whether Jackson is his starter for Sunday’s game against Atlanta only or for the rest of the season. “I’m staying in the now,” he said.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) The Vikings will start Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback in Week 16 against Atlanta. Gus Frerotte will serve as the backup. OC Darrell Bevell made the announcement during his weekly news conference. Frerotte was the No. 3 quarterback last Sunday but the fact he's going to be the backup means that the Vikings consider him healthy enough to play. Bevell said the decision to start Jackson "is what we're doing for this week."

QB Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) will start the final two games of the season, including Thursday night's pivotal game at Green Bay, replacing veteran Brad Johnson. HC Brad Childress said Jackson "gives us the best chance to win right now. I have high expectations for him," Childress said. "He's prepared. He's ready to go."

*** Friday Update *** QB Jamie Martin (SF) has been named the team’s starting QB for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jamie Martin (SF) took all of the first team reps in Wednesday’s practice. Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to work with the first team on Thursday. HC Joe Vitt has not yet committed to a starter for week 16.

*** Friday Update *** QB Colt McCoy (SF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Colt McCoy (SF) did not practice on Thursday. McCoy (concussion) did "a little physical activity" Thursday, Dec. 22, but was then sent home. He will not play in Week 16. It's unclear if McCoy will have to sit out of the team's Week 17 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers but the feeling is that he won't be able to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Colt McCoy (SF) did not practice on Wednesday .

QB Colt McCoy (SF) had not been medically cleared to practice as of Monday, Dec. 19, and his status for the final two games of the year is unknown. Head coach Pat Shurmur said McCoy is improving on a day-to-day basis. McCoy is expected to pass his concussion tests at some point this week.

QB Colt McCoy (SF) Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said there are no guarantees Colt McCoy will be the starting quarterback once he recovers from a concussion. "I'm going to cross that bridge when they're both healthy," Shurmur said. "Right now, until Colt's healthy, we're going to go with Seneca." Asked specifically if McCoy will start in Week 16 if healthy, Shurmur replied, "If Colt is OK - when Colt is OK - we'll talk about that. How's that? Good answer?"

*** Friday Update *** QB Colt McCoy (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Colt McCoy (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Troy Smith (SF) 49ers coach Mike Singletary said that Troy Smith will start this week. But he also said that he could envision a situation where both Troy Smith and Alex Smith see playing time. "Troy has certain strengths, as well as Alex," Singletary said when asked to explain his decision. "The way it works out, we could possibly use them both. That's kind of the way it is right now."

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Troy Smith (SF) will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 16, a source told Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Troy Smith (SF) will make his first NFL start Sunday after QB Kyle Boller missed his second straight day with a concussion. Smith, last season's Heisman Trophy winner, has played only four series in the NFL. "He's as ready as you're going to be as a rookie," HC Brian Billick said after today's practice. "One thing I don't worry about is that he has a strong personality. You worry what happens if things get ugly with him and pressures...but he will fight through whatever happens. He's a very strong-willed young man." Because of Boller's head injury, Billick acknowledged that Smith could start the season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers, too.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Troy Smith (SF) With Kyle Boller still suffering from the concussion suffered last weekend, the Ravens may turn to Troy Smith to start his first NFL game this weekend. "Confidence with me has never really been a problem because I don't have anything to prove," said Smith, who took all the snaps with the first-team offense Wednesday. "I don't have anything to prove to anybody, just the guys in this locker room and me getting better."

*** Friday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (STL) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (STL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Sam Bradford (STL) did not practice on Wednesday. Bradford isn't planning to go on Injured Reserve. "I told Coach I'm trying to get my ankle as healthy as possible," Bradford said. "I want to be out there as soon as it's healthy enough to go. I expect to be on the field. It's my job. I'm here to play football. I'm not here to ride a bike or sit on the sideline."

*** Friday Update *** QB Kellen Clemens (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Kellen Clemens (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Kellen Clemens (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Clemens had little to no mobility in his left arm in Wednesday's practice and likely will not be able to play this weekend due to a shoulder and rib injury from last Sunday. At one point he knocked down a ball (tossed underhand) with his right arm to avoid catching it with two hands. HC Eric Mangini specified that Clemens is the starting quarterback when he's healthy, but that it likely won't be this week, meaning Chad Pennington will get the nod.

QB Kellen Clemens (STL) HC Eric Mangini did not give any indication as to who will start at quarterback next week, nor did he give any detail other than, "right now just rib", when describing Kellen Clemens' injury. Most of the speculation points to Clemens not being able to play in week 16.

*** Friday Update *** QB A.J. Feeley (STL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB A.J. Feeley (STL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** QB A.J. Feeley (STL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** QB Brady Quinn (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Brady Quinn (STL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Brady Quinn (STL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

QB Brady Quinn (STL) Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said Brady Quinn injured his ribs during the team's Week 15 game. Crennel did not rule out the possibility of Ricky Stanzi starting Week 16 because of the injury.

QB Brady Quinn (STL) CBSSports.com reports the Browns have placed Brady Quinn on Injured Reserve. Derek Anderson will now be the team's starting quarterback.

QB Nathan Enderle (TEN) Bears head coach Lovie Smith said the team won't start Nathan Enderle at quarterback just to get him experience in the last two games of the season. "This isn't a tryout period," Smith said. "We're trying to win a football game. So the best guys that give us an opportunity to do that - of course (after) talking with our coaching staff - will be on the field. No more than that."

*** Saturday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN) The Bills could save $4.45 million in salary cap space if they decide to release Ryan Fitzpatrick before the second day of the 2013 NFL year which comes in March. The team is scheduled to pay a $3 million roster bonus to Ryan Fitzpatrick on that date and his salary cap number would jump to $10.45 million if he is paid the bonus.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN) Bills owner Ralph Wilson gave full support to Ryan Fitzpatrick while saying the criticism directed at him was unfair. Wilson blamed Fitzpatrick's struggles on a rash of injuries that have hampered the offense, and the lack of a supporting cast. "We've got to get receivers. If he hasn't gotten anybody to throw to, he's not going to win many games," Wilson said. Fitzpatrick has been the target of criticism in going 1-7 since signing his new contract. After throwing 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions in helping the team to a 5-2 start, Fitzpatrick has thrown eight touchdowns and 12 interceptions during the seven-game skid.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN) The Associated Press reports Ryan Fitzpatrick was lifted from the team's Week 15 game while the Bills were trailing 17-3. The decision left some players in the Bills' locker room scratching their heads. WR Lee Evans said, "I don't really know what went into the decision. It was kind of at a crucial point in the game, so I don't know why that decision was made. It was made, but I don't really know why." Interim head coach Perry Fewell said he wanted to spark the team's offense. Fewell said, "We were not converting on the third downs. We needed something to give us some momentum, so I made the decision."

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN) could give up his starting job to Jamie Martin this week. Fitzpatrick was ineffective last week and benched for Martin. Interim coach Joe Vitt will likely make a call Wednesday or Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jake Locker (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Chris Simms (TEN) did not practice on Friday due to illness but is still expected to be available to play this weekend.

QB Kirk Cousins (WAS) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, Dec. 16, that the team did not alter the offense for Kirk Cousins, who started in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. "First off, I'm not really sure what people mean. I think the obvious things are you don't run the zone read as much," Shanahan said. "You've got (Robert Griffin III) who has that speed and the ability to make some plays running the football and can do some things off the play-action pass, but other than that we have the same offense." Pierre Garcon also said he did not see any difference in the offense.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) has been cleared by the medical staff and will start Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday. Griffin is expected to play in Week 16. "It's going to be day by day. If there's no setbacks, doctors feel he should be ready to go," head coach Mike Shanahan said. "He had a good practice. Obviously he's not 100 percent yet. Everybody knows that." Griffin said he doesn't plan on adjusting his style of play after his injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday. Observers say he was moving around well during positional drills. Griffin said he felt no weakness or instability in his sprained right knee Wednesday, Dec. 19, and is ready to play. "I'm ready to play when they want me to play," Griffin said. "Whether it's this week, next week, four weeks. Whatever they say goes. I'll be ready.". Head coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin will start against the Philadelphia Eagles barring any setbacks.

QB Robert Griffin III (WAS) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Robert Griffin III will return when he gets the green light from doctors. Shanahan said Griffin will not be held back.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Rex Grossman (WAS) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday, Dec. 21, that Rex Grossman needs to cut down on his turnovers, but he also feels the talent surrounding him has been an issue. "Rex can cut down on those turnovers," Shanahan said. "Even though you're saying he should have now by his ninth year, I think Rex could get better with some better (talent) around him. I think he can get better. I still think he can make better decisions and I'm not just going to say, 'Hey, no matter what he's going to always throw picks.'"

*** Friday Update *** QB Rex Grossman (WAS) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Rex Grossman (WAS) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Rex Grossman (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday.

QB Rex Grossman (WAS) made clear he wants to play in the final two "meaningless" regular-season games. "I'd love to keep playing," Grossman said. HC Lovie Smith indicated after the game he'll play the starters, but with a stipulation attached. Smith said, "Everybody who's healthy and ready to go will play."

QB Rex Grossman (WAS) has been named the team’s starting QB. Grossman will start at Green Bay when Chicago can clinch the NFC North. "He was our starter before he went down and we have a lot of faith in him. We think he gives us our best chance to win," HC Lovie Smith said Monday in announcing the switch. Teammates and coaches said Kyle Orton handled his benching like a veteran. "I'll tell you who made the change the easiest was Kyle," C Olin Kreutz said. "He walked around the locker room saying: 'Let's keep it going. Rex is our guy. And I'm still with you guys.' Kyle made it an easy transition." Smith also praised Orton for how he accepted the news.

Running Back

*** Friday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Andre Ellington (ARI) is dealing with a thigh bruise which forced him out of the overtime portion of the Week 15 game against the Tennessee Titans. As long as the tissue trauma to Ellington's thigh is relatively mild, and he is able to run without pain by late in the week, Ellington has a good chance of being able to play in the Week 16 game.

RB Andre Ellington (ARI) is expected to play Week 16 even though he is dealing with a thigh bruise.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Rashard Mendenhall (ARI) returned to the team Monday, Dec. 17, after serving a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. We'll see if the team and Mendenhall can mend their frosty relationship. He was suspended for not showing up to the week 14 game because he was a healthy scratch. Jonathan Dwyer has starter in his place and hasn't exactly wowed the team. There's a chance Mendenhall could get more playing time over the last two weeks of the year.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rashard Mendenhall (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Alfonso Smith (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alfonso Smith (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Alfonso Smith (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Chester Taylor (ARI) according to the Star Tribune, Taylor said his bruised ribs "felt fine after he carried the ball only 11 times". Taylor injured his wrist when he jammed it during the game but described it as "nothing."

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Wells (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) missed practice again due to illness. The team doesn't seem to be overly worried about it and Jackson is expected to be ready for the game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Saturday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports Rams general manager Billy Devaney said he is not interested in trading Steven Jackson in the offseason. "It's something that's never even crossed my mind," Devaney said. "It's something that I couldn't imagine. We're trying to bring good players into the building. Why would we want [to trade] our best guy - one of the best players in the NFL regardless of position?"

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Steven Jackson (ATL) Steve Korte, of the Belleville News-Democrat, reports Steven Jackson wants to play the rest of the season despite having a bad back. Jackson said friends and family members have suggested that he shut down his sore back for the rest of the season. "It has been whispered in my ear, and that's from people on my side looking out for what's best for my future, but I love to play," Jackson said. "I only have two more games to play this season. I'm just going to gut it out."

RB Steven Jackson (ATL) sat out plays in the fourth quarter after sustaining a blow to the head, but HC Jim Haslett says the injury wasn't considered a concussion. "From my understanding, he just got light-headed, and he didn't feel well, and then he must have come out of it," Haslett said. "He went back in the game."

*** Friday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) practiced on Friday but remains a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Thursday but remains probable for this weekend. A hip pointer is a nagging type injury though so he could be limited.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Steven Jackson (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to start this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Antone Smith (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Antone Smith (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (ATL) did not practice on Friday (he was excused).

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason Snelling (ATL) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Turner (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Turner (ATL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Turner (ATL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Turner (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Michael Turner is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Turner (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Michael Turner (ATL) D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Michael Turner left the team's Week 15 game after taking hit to his injured ankle. Turner said he expects opponents to go after his injured ankle. "I'm not in their minds so I'm not going to say what they are trying to do," Turner said. "That's what it looks like, but I've got to expect it. I was just hoping that my ankle was strong enough to take it."

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Turner (ATL) will likely be a game time decision with his sore shoulder. If he can't go, look for Darren Sproles to see time again.

*** Friday Update *** RB Vonta Leach (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Vonta Leach (BAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Vonta Leach (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) is expected to be active for Week 16 after passing his concussion tests this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bernard Pierce (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Ray Rice (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ray Rice (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ray Rice (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ray Rice (BAL) is on pace to finish with his fewest rushing and receiving yards since his rookie season. Barring a dramatic workload increase over the final two games, Rice will have his fewest carries since 2009, his first year as a starter. Rice, however, feels his lack of involvement is tied to the overall struggles of the offense. "If we execute at a high level, we execute on third down, there's no doubt in my mind that I'm coming out of the game with 18 to 25 touches," Rice said when asked about how he is used and his number of carries. "When you're getting three-and-outs, three-and-outs, three-and-outs, and then the other team is scoring, there's no time to hand the ball off to Ray Rice. That's just being honest about your touches. My touches are going to come when we execute at a high level. I'm just trying to stay effective. Obviously, I know my role on the offense hasn't changed."

RB Ray Rice (BAL) had 15 touches for 41 yards in Week 15, his first game under new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell. Rice posted season lows with 41 yards from scrimmage and a 2.7 yards per touch average. He was targeted on 18 plays (12 rushes, three receptions on five targets), none of which came on third down. The game marked the fourth time this season Rice did not touch the ball on third down. Rice said the differences between Caldwell's game plan and former coordinator Cam Cameron's were minimal. "The plays were the same," Rice said. "The playbook was the same. Same play calls. We just didn't execute."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ray Rice (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ray Rice (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ray Rice (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Jackson (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Corey McIntyre (BUF) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Daimon Shelton (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend. TE Brad Cieslak will fill in for Shelton at FB.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Daimon Shelton (BUF) is not expected to play this weekend. HC Dick Jauron gave Shelton "an outside chance" of playing after he missed his second straight practice because of a concussion sustained in a 21-0 win over Miami last Sunday. If Shelton can't play, the Bills would use reserve TE Brad Cieslak as their primary FB.

*** Friday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) No player in NFL history has ever finished a season with 160 or more carries with a rushing average of 6.5 yards or better. C.J. Spiller has 161 carries on the season and is currently averaging 6.5 yards per carry.

*** Thursday Update *** RB C.J. Spiller (BUF) said he is working on being more patient and has found picking up three or four yards on a carry is better than trying to get a big run on every carry, reports Sal Maiorana, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. "I could have had three or four 60-yarders already if I had just been patient. I need to just trust my guys. Let the blockers do their job and when you see a seam, you hit it full speed," Spiller said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Nick Goings (CAR) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (knee) will be reevaluated later this week. Rivera has said Stewart is not expected back until Week 17 at the earliest.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday. With DeAngelo Williams still very iffy, Stewart could be looking at a heavy workload.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) is officially listed as doubtful but he did travel with the team according to Panthers beat writer Darin Gantt. RB Tyrell Sutton did not travel with the team so the Panthers are thin at RB. Doubtful is supposed to mean he has a 25% chance to play but the fact that he traveled with the team means is a hopeful sign. It's a 1 PM kickoff so we'll have official word early tomorrow morning.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB DeAngelo Williams (CAR) Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports DeAngelo Williams left the team's Week 15 game in the first quarter with a left ankle sprain. Williams missed the team's game two weeks ago with a similar problem, but had practiced all last week with no apparent problems.

*** Friday Update *** RB Armando Allen (CHI) is expected to see his first NFL action against the Green Bay Packers in Week 16 with Matt Forte (knee) and Marion Barber (calf) out of action. Allen will back up Kahlil Bell.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

Barber said Wednesday, Dec. 22, that he will play in the team's Week 16 game, according to Jan Hubbard, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Head coach Jason Garrett, however, said he wanted to see where Barber is in his rehabilitation.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16. He'll be a game time decision but the feeling as of Friday is pretty pessimistic. As we saw last week, even if he does play, he doesn't seem to be near his normal health and effectiveness.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) did not practice on Thursday. Said coach Wade Philips, "Marion Barber didn't practice, it's similar to last week, have to see on gameday. We're looking forward to the game, it's a big, big game, we want to get to 10 wins and go from there."

(If Barber can't go will Choice take all the snaps or will he get any rest?) "I think Tashard Choice is the guy, if Barber isn't there, that can carry the load. Alonzo Coleman hasn't played much so it would be hard to put him in there."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marion Barber (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Marion Barber (CHI) should be on pace to play again Week 16. However, HC Wade Phillips said backup RB Tashard Choice has earned more playing time.

RB Michael Bush (CHI) The Bears are considering putting Michael Bush (ribs) on Injured Reserve.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Bush (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Bush (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice, but he should be at full strength for the team's Week 16 game. "Mike will be fine," head coach Hue Jackson said. "Mike's a warrior. He'll show up and he'll play well." Offensive coordinator Al Saunders thinks the team needs to rely more on Bush in their next matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Bush (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Bush (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tony Fiammetta (CHI) will not play Thursday night.

RB Tony Fiammetta (CHI) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) practiced on Saturday. Remember the Bears play Monday so for them this week, Saturday is more like a Friday. He is still expected to start Monday night.

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice as was expected. He is officially questionable to play in Week 16 but Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Forte is expected to start barring some sort of setback Saturday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) did not practice on Thursday. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun Times is reporting that coach Lovie Smith says that Forte will practice Friday and be available for Monday's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Matt Forte (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Matt Forte (CHI) rested his sore toe Tuesday when the Bears returned to the practice field. But Forte expects to be at full strength for Week 16 against the Packers. When asked about the biggest challenge in recovering from his injury, Forte said: "Just to get rest and when you have treatment go to it because a lot of people think it's just a toe. But a toe's very important when you're a running back because you have to make cuts and things like that."

*** Friday Update *** RB Bryan Johnson (CHI) practiced on Friday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bryan Johnson (CHI) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (CIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (CIN) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** RB Cedric Peerman (CIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cedric Peerman (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cedric Peerman (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Pressley (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Pressley (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Pressley (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Noah Herron (CLE) will start and should receive the majority of carries this weekend against the Bears. The Packers prefer to use RB Tony Fisher in a third-down role because of his blocking and pass-catching abilities. Herron carried more than Fisher after RB Samkon Gado went out in the first quarter, gaining 27 yards in eight carries with a long run of 17 yards.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jackson (CLE) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jackson (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Jackson (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Owen Marecic (CLE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Owen Marecic (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Owen Marecic (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (CLE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (CLE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Willis McGahee (CLE) said he's feeling "pretty good" and expects to return in Week 16 after being inactive in Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willis McGahee (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Willis McGahee (CLE) was participating in practice Tuesday, Dec. 20, after leaving parts of the team's Week 15 game with a hamstring injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tyler Clutts (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tyler Clutts (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tyler Clutts (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Zack Crockett (DAL) has a heel issue but he's expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Jacob Hester (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jacob Hester (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kyle Johnson (DEN) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend although there is some optimism that he'll be able play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Knowshon Moreno (DEN) is being called questionable for Week 16 against the Houston Texans, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Pittman (DEN) received the majority of first-team reps at Thursday's practice, according to the St. Petersburg Times. The Bucs are expected to use a committee approach Sunday if Cadillac Williams cannot play, but Pittman looks like the main part of that group, followed by Mike Alstott and Earnest Graham.

*** Friday Update *** RB P.J. Pope (DEN) has received some first-team reps in practice this week. He is expected to share carries with Tatum Bell.

*** Friday Update *** RB Paul Smith (DEN) did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Paul Smith (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB LenDale White (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LenDale White (DEN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LenDale White (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jahvid Best (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) cited the team's lack of discipline during a span in which they've lost four of their last five games. He was careful not to put any of that blame on the coaching staff, however. "It's not a coaches thing. It's a players' thing. We can do a better job all across the board," Bush said. "As far as an offense standpoint, turn the ball over and that's the discipline issue, and that's something we have to correct because obviously, as you see, it'll lose you games."

*** Friday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season with another knee injury. The injury will not require surgery. To fill Bush's spot on the roster, the team signed CB Michael Lehan.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. The feeling right now is not optimistic that he'll be able to play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) rested on Thursday. He went through individual drills but did not participate in the team portion of practice. HC Sean Payton said that's not necessarily a bad sign, but Bush's status for Sunday's game against Philadelphia remains "questionable". "I think part of our plan was getting a good day's work Wednesday," Payton said of Bush. "We'll see where we're at today. It's too early to say." Bush said he felt good after Wednesday and remains optimistic that he might be able to return to the field Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reggie Bush (DET) was back at practice on Wednesday after missing the last two games with a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. "It felt pretty good," said Bush. "We'll see how it goes and make a decision when the time comes." Bush added that unless he can fully participate in the game, he'd not likely play. "It's a team decision, not just mine. If I'm going to play, I'm going to go 110 percent. I'm not just going in half. If that's the case, I won't even play. Whenever the time comes for me to play, I'm going to give it my all." HC Sean Payton said after Wednesday's practice it was obvious that Bush was not yet at full speed.

RB Reggie Bush (DET) HC Sean Payton is "optimistic" that Reggie Bush could play in Sunday's game against Philadelphia. Bush has missed the last two games because of a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, but plans to practice this week. "He's a little bit ahead of schedule. That's been encouraging," Payton said Monday. "I think he's feeling a lot stronger on it. He's obviously moving around a lot better on it."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lamar Gordon (DET) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable. However, unless he has a setback, he is expected to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lamar Gordon (DET) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Harrison (DET) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerome Harrison (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerome Harrison (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mikel Leshoure (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mikel Leshoure (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mikel Leshoure (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Morris (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Morris (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Morris (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) practiced on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montell Owens (DET) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Kevin Smith (DET) John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Kevin Smith visited orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., Monday, Dec. 21. Smith said he expects to undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Smith said on Sunday, "I go tomorrow, so hopefully I won't leave Alabama without having the surgery. And hopefully I come back a new man. I'm just ready to get surgery and get back."

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevin Smith (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shaun Alexander (FA) HC Mike Holmgren gave a vote of confidence to starting RB Shaun Alexander, who has struggled nearly the entire year. He blamed the offensive line as well as a nagging wrist injury for Alexander's woes. "I think physically he can still do it. I think that [broken] wrist, it bothered him more than he ever thought it might or I ever thought it might," Holmgren said. "He's a lightning rod and he's going to help us win games down the stretch, I know that, I believe that."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rich Alexis (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Deon Anderson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Deon Anderson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Deon Anderson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** RB J.J. Arrington (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice, and HC Ken Whisenhunt said Arrington will be a game-time decision in New England.

*** Thursday Update *** RB J.J. Arrington (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB J.J. Arrington (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB B.J. Askew (FA) was limited in Friday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend. He will likely be a game-time decision.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kevan Barlow (FA) has received much of the first-team work in practice this week. With Cedric Houston’s status in question, Barlow could get a good deal of playing time this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevan Barlow (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevan Barlow (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevan Barlow (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is at best questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Bennett (FA) did not practice on Thursday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Derrick Blaylock (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Blaylock (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Derrick Blaylock (FA) will play on Monday night against the Patriots according to HC Herman Edwards.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) did not practice with the team on Thursday. He worked out in individual drills and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Brown (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Correll Buckhalter (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rock Cartwright (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rock Cartwright (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rock Cartwright (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jesse Chatman (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jesse Chatman (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Chatman worked with the starting unit again today, increasing the possibilities that he'll not only play against the Patriots on Sunday, but might regain his starting spot. Chatman is running and walking without any semblance of a limp.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jesse Chatman (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Glen Coffee (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Glen Coffee (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Glen Coffee (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Najeh Davenport (FA) will be the team's starting RB in week 17 after the injury to Willie Parker.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Carey Davis (FA) will be the team's primary backup after the injury to starter Willie Parker.

RB Reuben Droughns (FA) has been placed on IR and his season is over after suffering a neck injury in Sunday's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Reuben Droughns (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Reuben Droughns (FA) was back Thursday after missing practice Wednesday to attend to a personal issue. HC Romeo Crennel said, barring a foot injury with which Droughns is dealing, he expects the back to be ready to play Sunday vs. Tampa Bay. Droughns was removed from the team’s injury report.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Reuben Droughns (FA) was excused from Wednesday's practice for a personal matter. Crennel said Droughns, who's also battling a foot problem, is expected to be back at practice Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB T.J. Duckett (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB T.J. Duckett (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB T.J. Duckett (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Warrick Dunn (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Warrick Dunn (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Warrick Dunn (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Warrick Dunn (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. While he is not listed on the injury report, his status for this weekend is not fully known.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Omar Easy (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Justin Fargas (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Justin Fargas (FA) "won't be back" for the remainder of the season according to HC Lane Kiffin.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Justin Fargas (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

RB Justin Fargas (FA) is done for the season after an MRI confirmed he has a sprained MCL on Monday. "I hate to see Justin go down," Dominic Rhodes said. "I'm proud of him. He got his first 1,000-yard season. He's been running hard. It's the NFL and things like that happen, so I'm happy for the opportunity."

*** Friday Update *** RB Tony Fisher (FA) will (in a reversal) start for the team this weekend. Earlier in the week, Noah Herron was named the starter, but it appears that HC Mike Sherman has moved Fisher into that role. It is likely that both players will receive carries, and the Packers will ride the hot hand (if there is a hot hand).

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeShaun Foster (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeShaun Foster (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Samkon Gado (FA) suffered a torn MCL and will miss the remainder of the regular season. Noah Herron seems to be next up for the Packers at RB.

*** Friday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Montario Hardesty (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) did not practice fully on Friday. He's questionable with an ankle injury. Henry had missed practice on Wednesday but returned to practice yesterday. He will be a game-time decision but he's expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) didn't practice Wednesday, but expects to play. "I'm looking forward to going back and facing some old friends," he said. Thursday, he practiced at full speed coach Jeff Fisher sounds optimistic. "He practiced today full speed and felt real good where as last week he didn't take a practice rep so he's way ahead of where he was last week," Fisher said.

In related news, the Titans had preliminary conversations this week with agent Hadley Engelhard about a long-term contract for Henry. Engelhard said he's "optimistic something could come to fruition before free agency" begins in March. Henry, acquired in a June 2005 trade with the Bills, leads the Titans in rushing this season with 974 yards. Henry is under contract through 2009, but the Titans need to rework his contract because of an $8.3 million roster bonus he is scheduled to collect next spring. The bonus was created when he reached an incentive earlier this season. "All things being equal, Travis has really enjoyed playing for Tennessee, likes the team, likes his teammates, likes the directions things are going in, and he enjoys being in the backfield with Vince Young," Engelhard said. "If things work out, it would be a great place for him to sign a long-term deal and possibly finish his career there."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) missed Wednesday's light practice with a sore ankle.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Travis Henry (FA) practiced on Wednesday but remains questionable for this weekend.

RB Tim Hightower (FA) Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt downplayed Tim Hightower's fumble in Week 15, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. "That was a tough play. He was scrambling to get something and it was a big hit ... it wasn't a strip, the helmet hit the ball and it came out and fortunately Steve (Breaston) was there to pick it up. There wasn't much you could say about it," said Whisenhunt.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brad Hoover (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Emil Igwenagu (FA) likely will see time at tight end in Week 16 because of the injury to Clay Harbor (back).

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Jennings (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Jennings (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Jennings (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rudi Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevin Jones (FA) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend. He will be a game-time decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevin Jones (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) will not start this weekend, but he will play in relief of Dominic Rhodes.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) and Dominic Rhodes will split time this weekend. HC Lane Kiffin hasn't decided on a rotation, so it's likely that the hottest back will get the bulk of the carries.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is still in a walking boot. He is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaMont Jordan (FA) is not expected to play this weekend due to a turf toe injury. "It's very, very tender, and it's sore right now, and we'll see where he is at the end of the week," HC Norv Turner said after Tuesday's practice. When asked if Jordan would be a game-time decision, Turner replied: "I don't know. I think we'll know before that. It's a short week; I think we'll know Thursday."

RB LaMont Jordan (FA) will be listed as doubtful in Wednesday's injury report according to the Associated Press. "It's very, very tender and sore right now," coach Norv Turner said. "We'll see where he's at the end of the week. It's a short week. I think we'll know Thursday. He's just not much better than he was." If Jordan is out, Zack Crockett will likely carry the rushing load. Justin Fargas will see additional work as well.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Luke Lawton (FA) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Luke Lawton has been suspended four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Lawton will miss the last two games of 2009 and the first two of the 2010 season.

*** Friday Update *** RB Luke Lawton (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Luke Lawton (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Luke Lawton (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Luke Lawton (FA) suffered a concussion Sunday against the Patriots and is considered day-to-day with the injury. RB turned FB Michael Bush replaced Lawton and played well, highlighted by a key block on an 11-yard score by RB Darren McFadden.

RB Marcus Mailei (FA) Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports Marcus Mailei has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

*** Friday Update *** RB Laurence Maroney (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice and at best looks like a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Laurence Maroney (FA) missed at least a portion of Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend. It's looking more optimistic for him to be able to play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Laurence Maroney (FA) is listed as questionable with the rib injury still. His playing status will be determined later this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jason McKie (FA) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jason McKie (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jason McKie (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brit Miller (FA) The Rams have placed Brit Miller on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports StLouisRams.com's Nick Wagoner.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Moats (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) practiced fully on Saturday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ovie Mughelli (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Moran Norris (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Moran Norris (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Moran Norris (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Moran Norris (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Willie Parker (FA) fractured his right fibula in the first quarter Thursday night against St. Louis. He will obviously miss the remainder of the season.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jarrett Payton (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jarrett Payton (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Perry (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Perry (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Perry (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Perry (FA) will not play in week 16.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (FA) is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Clinton Portis would like to see Mike Shanahan become the team's next head coach. "If they have a change, then of course they would get the thumbs-up vote for me for Coach Shanahan," Portis said. "If Coach Zorn is done, I would think that's a great direction to go in, if you can get Coach Shanahan. But I don't know if Coach Zorn will be gone."

*** Friday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) missed practice on Friday because of back spasms and his status for Week 16 against Philadelphia is unclear. In the locker room after practice, Portis moved slowly and struggled to bend. "My back just spasmed up," he said. "I was [sleeping], but I don't now how I slept. I woke up and just didn't feel like moving this morning. It feels better when they [trainers] rubbing on it, but that don't last long. As soon as they stop, it starts back hurting."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Clinton Portis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Saine (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Saine (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Saine (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 24, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Scott is listed as questionable for Week 16 but is expected to play.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bernard Scott (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Sellers (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marcel Shipp (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marcel Shipp (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chad Simpson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chad Simpson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chad Simpson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chad Simpson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** RB Aaron Stecker (FA) did not practice on Friday but will still play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) will become a free agent at the end of the season and understands he may be playing his last home game with the team in Week 16. "When it's the last year on your deal, you always think about it potentially being your last time playing here, at your stadium," Tomlinson said. "And that's something that I've thought about this week."

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) said he felt a "twinge" in his hamstring during the team's Week 15 game. The team and Tomlinson are not concerned, however, that it will cause Tomlinson to miss any playing time.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) said his jaw issue was not serious and apparently, he was right. He is not listed on the Wednesday injury report.

RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) downplayed his jaw injury. "It's nothing that's significant," Tomlinson told the AP on Monday. "I've dealt with it before. And I'm going to continue to play. I wouldn't make a big deal about it."

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune suggested that the team will use more Michael Turner in order to keep Tomlinson fresh for the playoffs.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to start this weekend.

RB LaDainian Tomlinson (FA) practiced on Tuesday and will start this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Lawrence Vickers (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darius Walker (FA) will likely start for the Texans this weekend but will be spelled often by Ron Dayne.

*** Friday Update *** RB Danny Ware (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Danny Ware (FA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Danny Ware (FA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chauncey Washington (FA) The Cowboys are expected to sign practice squad RB Chauncey Washington to their active roster because of the uncertain status of Felix Jones (ankle) for Week 16. Sammy Morris is the only other running back currently on the roster.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kenny Watson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kenny Watson (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Brian Westbrook (FA) Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Brian Westbrook is expected to have a limited role in the team's Week 16 game. "I think he'll be pretty fresh. He'll have fresh legs out there. Obviously he's not going to play the whole game. [We will] make sure we keep track of how many plays he plays, if it comes down to that," Reid said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) is listed as questionable but the feeling is that he'll start as normal.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable to play this weekend. But the feeling is that the team expects him to start as normal.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Westbrook (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) did not practice on Friday and has been downgraded to doubtful on the official injury report - all but ruling him out for this weekend’s contest against Cleveland. "We'll go with Pittman and Earnest [Graham] and Alstott," said HC Jon Gruden of the Bucs' options if Williams is out. "Those guys will get the brunt of the work. Hopefully we can run the ball well enough to get all those guys involved. But I'm sure Cleveland has plans of stopping the run."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) wants to finish the season strongly, but a bruise on top of his right foot may prevent that. Williams sustained the injury in the third quarter of the Chicago game when a Bears defender stepped on his foot. The Bucs leading rusher did not practice Wednesday or Thursday and is walking with the aid of a protective boot on his right foot. "Maybe [Friday], once I come out of the boot and see how it feels," Williams said. "It's been a tough year for us. I would like to finish out these two games, so I'm doing whatever I can. I'm here getting treatment. I'm in the whirlpool, doing all I can do to get on the field on Sunday."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cadillac Williams (FA) missed part of practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable with a foot injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Domanick Williams (FA) has missed practice all week. While he is officially a game-time decision, HC Dom Capers did not sound optimistic about his chances to play. We've held him out of practice all week," Capers said. "I don't know how much progress he'll make between now and then."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Domanick Williams (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains a game-time decision for this weekend. He's looking pretty iffy right now.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Domanick Williams (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

RB Domanick Williams (FA) is likely heading for another late week or even game time decision again this week with his knee.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ricky Williams (FA) Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said he will come on the field and confront Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams should he throw an illegal crackback block in Week 16, according to Carlos Monarrez and Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. "All I can say to Ricky Williams - I want him to know this - if he hits one of our DBs in the back on a crack block, then I'm coming on the field," Cunningham said. "I mean, he's had a couple of knockouts, but they've been nonlegal. I'll just put it as that." Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano was told about Cunningham's comments and was asked whether he has gotten complaints from other teams about Williams making crackback blocks. "No ... I don't know what you're talking about," Sparano said. Lions coaches have told their defensive backs to watch for crackback blocks.

RB Ricky Williams (FA) Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said during his press conference that he is concerned that RB Ricky Williams has fumbled four times in the last two weeks, losing two of the fumbles. However, Sparano said he is concerned with any turnovers. "I am concerned with anybodies turnovers --- anybody's turnovers, Ricky, anybody. It doesn't really matter who it is, I am concerned about them. We address them. We try to put them in those positions in practice, those types of things. Try to make practice a little more physical in there, try to do as many drills as we can," Sparano said.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ricky Williams (FA) is expected to start this weekend in place of the injured Ronnie Brown.

*** Friday Update *** RB Derrick Wimbush (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Wimbush (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Selvin Young (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Selvin Young (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Selvin Young (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kahlil Bell (GB) is expected to start as the tailback as Marion Barber probably won't play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) practiced on Friday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Cedric Benson (GB) did some work in Wednesday’s practice but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Korey Hall (GB) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB John Kuhn (GB) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** RB Eddie Lacy (GB) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Eddie Lacy (GB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Eddie Lacy (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

Starks is dealing with a bone bruise in his right knee, and head coach Mike McCarthy plans to have him back for the playoffs. "Yeah, it's a lot better," Starks said. "Just how I was bent, when you look at it, it looked a lot worse. So I just thank God for being able to possibly come back and do well. So no real, serious bad injuries." Starks hasn't been able to practice but he's been staying busy in the weight room.

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) did not practice on Thursday. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team is hopeful that James Starks can return from his knee injury in time for the playoffs.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB James Starks (GB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB James Starks (GB) was a healthy inactive during Week 15, reports Gary D'Amato, of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. D'Amato wrote it will be interesting to see if Starks is active during Week 16. He noted maybe the Green Bay coaches aren't happy with Starks' practice habits or felt the combination of Brandon Jackson, Dimitri Nance and John Kuhn would be better suited for the team's game plan during Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** RB Johnny White (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Johnny White (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Johnny White (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Ron Dayne (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ron Dayne (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Dayne is expected to play according to HC Gary Kubiak: "I think Ronnie is going to be OK. I held him a little bit on the turf since we’re in here trying to work with some noise."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ron Dayne (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Arian Foster (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

RB Arian Foster (HOU) suffered ankle and hip injuries in Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans, but he is expected to play in Week 16, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle.

RB Arian Foster (HOU) Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Arian Foster did not play another offensive snap in Week 15 after he lost a fumble on the team's first possession. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Foster had fumbling problems during practice last week. "I know I am being hard on him here and that he is a young player, but you play the way you practice," Kubiak said. "On Thursday in practice, he put the ball down on the ground, and in the game, he did the same thing. He is going to protect the ball or he is not going to play."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Dennis Johnson (HOU) will start in place of Ben Tate, who has been place on Injured Reserve.

*** Friday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) will be a game time decision. He hasn’t practiced all week and has been downgraded to questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) did not practice on Thursday and was downgraded to questionable for this weekend. Keep a close eye on him here.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Greg Jones (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to play this weekend.

RB Greg Jones (HOU) is fine after jamming his neck Sunday at the end of a run. Jones was motionless for several minutes and said he briefly lost all feeling in his body after a forearm to the head from 49ers defensive back Ben Emanuel. "Greg is good," HC Jack Del Rio said. "We just want to be smart early in the week by avoiding contact."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (HOU) The Texans have placed Ben Tate (broken ribs) on Injured Reserve.

RB Ben Tate (HOU) underwent a CAT scan on the four injured ribs he has been playing with. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Tate got banged up during the team's Week 15 game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ben Tate (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ben Tate (HOU) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ben Tate (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

RB Ben Tate (HOU) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Derrick Ward (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) is traveling with the team for their Week 16 game. He is listed as questionable for the game. We believe he will play and start.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Wednesday. Bradshaw (foot, knee) feels that he is ready to play in Week 16, but he is still awaiting clearance from doctors before he can return to game action.

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) expects to play in Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens, but head coach Tom Coughlin is not ready to make that declaration just yet. "It's healing a lot quicker than expected," Bradshaw said Monday, Dec. 17. Coughlin said he hasn't been given medical information to say with certainty if Bradshaw will be ready.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not participate in Friday's walkthrough but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Donald Brown (IND) Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Donald Brown is considered day-to-day because of the stinger he suffered Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Donald Brown (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) did not travel with the team to Oakland so he'll miss Sunday's game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Hart (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (IND) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (IND) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Stanley Havili (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Stanley Havili (IND) Eagles head coach Andy Reid indicated Stanley Havili (hamstring) may not be able to play Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mewelde Moore (IND) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mewelde Moore (IND) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mewelde Moore (IND) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Mewelde Moore (IND) is out indefinitely after injuring his knee in Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) will start this weekend, but HC Lane Kiffin says LaMont Jordan will see action as well.

RB Dominic Rhodes (IND) and Lamont Jordan will compete for the starting running back job this week with RB Justin Fargas out with a sprained MCL. HC Lane Kiffin said he'll announce a starter later in the week. "We'll let them battle it out this week and we'll go from there," Kiffin said. Recent starting Even if he doesn't start, Rhodes is set to see the most playing time he's seen all season. "He will get more opportunities this week, I imagine," Kiffin said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Trent Richardson (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday. Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said he hasn't thought about benching Richardson in the final two games of the season. Richardson is not 100% healthy but has a great nose for the endzone. The team has Montario Hardesty as the primary backup but we're not expecting him to get many carries unless Richardson is out.

RB Trent Richardson (IND) was unhappy with the team's offensive game plan in Week 15. Richardson had 24 yards and a touchdown on his first four carries midway through the first quarter; however, he would finish with 28 yards on 11 attempts - including just two carries in the second half which failed to gain a yard. "We (were) ready for the game," Richardson said. "I think we've just got a game plan, and the game plan we had at the beginning of the game, I think we should've stuck with it. But we didn't stick with the game plan and we tried to go do some other stuff, and the outcome came in a different way." The Browns had just 15 rushes as opposed to 35 passes in a game in which they didn't fall behind by two scores until midway through the third quarter.

*** Friday Update *** RB Delone Carter (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Delone Carter (JAX) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Delone Carter (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Delone Carter (JAX) will not be able to play Week 16 according to interim head coach Bruce Arians.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Delone Carter (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play this weekend. In the past, when a Colt player has practiced fully and is still questionable, they generally play.

RB Delone Carter (JAX) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Justin Forsett (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Justin Forsett (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Justin Forsett (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) looks better. Bradley said the team will know more about his status on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) did not practice on Thursday. Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Maurice Jones-Drew ran Thursday and will run on the field Friday, Dec. 21. Mularkey continues to say that Jones-Drew is considered questionable for Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday. Jones-Drew said he hopes to play in Week 16 if he does not suffer any setbacks during practice this week.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is considered questionable for Week 16. He said more will be known about Jones-Drew's status for the game later in the week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) rolled his ankle in the Week 15 game Thursday, Dec. 15, against the Atlanta Falcons, and he missed practice Saturday, Dec. 17, as a result. Interim coach Mel Tucker said Monday, Dec. 19, that he expects Jones-Drew to be back to his normal schedule this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) said he will try to do some running at some point this weekend to determine if he has a chance to play in Week 16, reports Jeff Elliott, of The Florida Times-Union. FOX Sports' Jay Glazer says that Jones is out "barring a miraculous turnaround." Jones-Drew did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 24, and has been listed as doubtful for the game but could be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, but head coach Jack Del Rio said he hopes Jones-Drew will be able to play in Week 16, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) is seeking a long term contract extension this offseason from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

*** Friday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and remains listed as probable. He will start in place of the injured Fred Taylor.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) has what is described as a "jammed knee" but the team expects to have him available for this week's game.

RB Jordan Todman (JAX) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) practiced again on Friday and he remains questionable with his injured ribs. However, it looks like he’ll play some this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Thomas Jones (KC) missed part of practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable with his rib injury.

RB Thomas Jones (KC) now has a rib injury in addition to the ankle issue. Coach Lovie Smith said, "Everybody who's healthy and ready to go will play." But it seems like Jones is pretty far from fully healthy right now. It's possible he could sit this game out. Stay tuned to practice reports this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Anthony Sherman (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) did not practice on Thursday. Johnson had been splitting first-team carries with Kolby Smith during practice this week, but Johnson left Wednesday's session early with what appears to be a setback to his foot injury. HC Herman Edwards would not divulge any information other than to say Johnson was a little sore and that they'll wait and see. But Johnson was seen leaving the field trying not to put any weight on his foot.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Larry Johnson (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Lamar Miller (MIA) was on the field for 38 offensive snaps in the Week 15 game against the New England Patriots, while Daniel Thomas saw just 18 snaps.

*** Friday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daniel Thomas (MIA) has been placed on Injured Reserve with a knee injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Matt Asiata (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Toby Gerhart (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Toby Gerhart (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Toby Gerhart (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Toby Gerhart (MIN) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he believes Toby Gerhart (hamstring) will be able to play Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) was held out of practice Thursday, Dec. 19, to get treatment on his foot, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. "Based on what we saw (Wednesday), we should be fine. Unless something comes up that I don't foresee, he should be ready to go," Frazier said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he believes RB Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) will be able to play Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

Vikings QB Christian Ponder said the team is focused on reaching the postseason, not RB Adrian Peterson's quest for the single-season NFL rushing record. "Obviously our focus is to keep our wild card spot that we have right now and making the playoffs is our No. 1 goal," Ponder said. "But we obviously really want Adrian to get that record and we are going to keep handing the ball off to him and if he keeps doing what he's doing, especially the past eight games, then hopefully he'll achieve that record. I think it's important for him and it's important for us, for him to get that."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) is feeling close to 100 percent and feels like he'll have a big game against the Washington Redskins in Week 16. "I'm always feeling like 200-plus," Peterson said. "I might end up with 30, but I'm always feeling antsy and ready to roll." He is no longer listed on the team's injury report.

RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) said he thinks the New Orleans Saints were purposely trying to injure his sprained left ankle in their Week 15 game. Peterson said after the game he expected the defensive players to target his ankle while trying to bring him down. However, he also took exception to one play when CB Jabari Greer twisted his ankle in a pile up. Peterson says he confronted Greer because he thought that it kind of got out of hand. "I got up and kind of got in his face. Thank God I was able to keep my composure," Peterson said. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Peterson did not have any setbacks with his ankle after Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 24, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Peterson is listed as questionable for Week 16 but is expected to play.

Zulgad reported on his Twitter feed that coach Leslie Frazier said this about Peterson "I think he’ll probably make it. ... It seems like we’re headed in the right direction.”

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Peterson said he is feeling much better than he did last week and is confident that he will be able to play in Week 16, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) was inactive for the team's Week 15 game was due to a thigh bruise he suffered in Week 14 when he collided with Tarvaris Jackson, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Interim head coach Leslie Frazier previously said that he would not make any inactive decisions based on the field at TCF Bank Stadium, which was expected to be frozen and slick, but clearly the team did not want to take any chance with Peterson. "I don't think he could have gone whether we were on a surface on September or October based on what I saw when we tried to work him out," Frazier said. "It wouldn't have been wise to put him out there."

ESPN reports that Peterson's sore right knee and thigh are "improving," Frazier said, and there are no discussions about shutting down the All-Pro halfback for the season.

"We'll be cautious regarding Adrian, just making sure that he can do the things he has to do the things he has to do in order to perform before we put him back out there," said Frazier, who categorized Peterson's status as day-to-day.

"And if he can go, then he'll get a chance to go, but if not, if there are any inhibitions, we won't put him at risk."

*** Friday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) practiced fully on Friday and is probable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Peterson said the ankle injury that limited him in Wednesday's practice wasn't a big deal. "Really, it's just normal wear and tear of the season," he said. "It's really not anything big."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Adrian Peterson (MIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (NE) was able to participate in a full practice Friday, Dec. 24, and he is expected to play in Week 16 against the Raiders despite being officially listed as questionable, reports Philip B. Wilson, of the Indianapolis Star.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (NE) practiced fully on Thursday. It's looking like he'll play this Sunday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (NE) practiced fully Wednesday for the first time in a good while. He could reshuffle the look for the Indy backfield if he's able to go this week. Stay tuned.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (NE) was excused from Friday's practice but is still expected to be available to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (NE) was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

RB Joseph Addai (NE) practiced on Tuesday but is still questionable for Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (NE) practiced for the first time this week Friday. Addai (who is from Houston) will likely play when the Colts visit the Houston Texans Sunday, HC Tony Dungy said. “It looks like it – he did well today,” Dungy said.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (NE) did not practice on Thursday but coach Tony Dungy sounded optimistic. "I think he's going to go," HC Tony Dungy said. "He did some drill work before and looked pretty good. He felt good. I think he feels like he's going to go. I would expect he'll do a little bit in practice (Friday)." Let's watch how he does Friday as we're cautious here.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joseph Addai (NE) rolled his right ankle Monday night, but HC Tony Dungy said Tuesday that it was not a high ankle sprain and he expected Addai to play Sunday. Addai did not practice on Wednesday but still wants to play this weekend.

RB Joseph Addai (NE) Head coach Tony Dungy refuted reports that Addai had suffered a high ankle sprain. Dungy said he expected Addai to play Sunday in his hometown of Houston.

``I heard on the news reports that it was a high ankle sprain, and I thought I made it pretty clear last night that it wasn't,'' Dungy said. ``It's a basketball-type sprain. It's sore, but I think he should be OK.''

RB LeGarrette Blount (NE) has been more decisive in his running and kept his shoulders lower lately, whereas he used to run more upright and attempted to dance by defenders. Head coach Bill Belichick recently recommended the different style of running, and Blount has broken off big chunks of yardage since then.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Kevin Faulk (NE) missed at least a portion of Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Stevan Ridley (NE) has fumbled the football three times the past two games, officially losing two of those fumbles. It is not believed, however, the team has lost confidence in Ridley.

RB Stevan Ridley (NE) only received one snap after fumbling the ball in the third quarter of the team's Week 15 game. The lack of snaps may have occurred because the team had to throw the ball to get back into the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) was downgraded to out on Friday after missing a full week of practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) missed practice again on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend. If he doesn’t go fully on Friday, we expect him to sit out the week 16 game as well.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) was more concerned about his health Wednesday than missing out on the Pro Bowl for the ninth consecutive year. Taylor sat out practice and was listed as questionable for Sunday's crucial game against New England. He strained his right hamstring Dec. 10 against Indianapolis and reinjured it last week at Tennessee. Tests revealed no tears and little bleeding. But Taylor was unable to fully stretch Wednesday and said he probably won't practice until Friday at the earliest. "I want to play. I always want to play," Taylor said. "What my gut tells me is be positive. That's my mind-set. I'm going to try to play. I guess we'll play it by ear and see what happens." Taylor was limited in practice last week and unable to run full speed. When he tried that against the Titans, he pulled up lame on his second carry. He finished with 37 yards rushing. "Last week, I didn't explode throughout the week in practice. Then I got in the game and tried to open up and it caught me. I don't want that to happen again. We'll see. Whatever's smart. Whatever the smart thing would be." Taylor said if he can't go full speed by Friday, the Jaguars probably would decide to hold him out against the Patriots.

RB Fred Taylor (NE) will have his status determined later in the week. “The word I got from the training staff was that he was better (Monday) than he was last week the day after the game,” coach Jack Del Rio said yesterday. “It’s just a matter of whether or not he’ll be able to go this week or need to wait.”

*** Friday Update *** RB Fred Taylor (NE) will likely get the majority of the team’s carries this weekend as Greg Jones has been downgraded to questionable with his injured neck.

*** Friday Update *** RB Shane Vereen (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shane Vereen (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shane Vereen (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Travaris Cadet (NO) did not practice on Friday (he was excused) but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jed Collins (NO) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jed Collins (NO) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jed Collins (NO) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) did not practice on Friday .

*** Thursday Update *** RB Mark Ingram (NO) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) participated fully in Friday's walkthrough but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Julius Jones (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Deuce McAllister (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Deuce McAllister (NO) missed practice Thursday after he experienced swelling in his left knee and had it drained.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Deuce McAllister (NO) apparently suffered a setback Week 8 in his calculated comeback from double knee surgery last offseason. He began wearing a brace on his left knee and has had it drained at least once in the last few weeks. HC Sean Payton admitted that McAllister "is not 100 percent", and that makes sense given that he hasn't had more than eight carries in a game since Week 8 when he had 16 against the Chargers.

*** Friday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Pierre Thomas (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB DeShawn Wynn (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeShawn Wynn (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

RB Andre Brown (NYG) will begin running next week after having surgery to replace a displaced fibula.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB John Conner (NYG) has worked with running backs coach Jim Anderson over the past couple of days, and Conner figures to be active in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He'll also see time on special teams. "That's always the question when you get a new player in the middle of the season," Anderson said. "How fast can you get him ready?"

*** Friday Update *** RB Jim Finn (NYG) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend. He's listed as probable.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Peyton Hillis (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

Browns head coach Eric Mangini said he does not believe Peyton Hillis is wearing down from the number of rushing attempts he has received so far this season, reports Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette.

Hillis was seen limping slightly in the locker room but downplayed any injury talk.

"I feel great," Hillis said Wednesday. "It is a long season. It's tough on your body, but I think my body's holding up well. I don't see any differences from the beginning of the season.

"Especially at my age [24]. I still think I'm young. I don't think it's slowed me down at all."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) Adam Schefter, of ESPN.com, reports Brandon Jacobs has been fined $7,500 for his altercation with Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth in Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16. Jacobs is expected to return to the lineup this Sunday night, "barring a setback" in the next 48 hours or so, HC Tom Coughlin said.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) practiced on Friday. While listed as questionable, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) missed the team portion of the practice. He practiced Wednesday, but his ankle was a little sore on Thursday, so he sat out, HC Tom Coughlin said.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brandon Jacobs (NYG) practiced on Wednesday. He is listed as questionable for this weekend but said today, "I'm playing. Put it in the books."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Mike Goodson (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

RB Mike Goodson (NYJ) did not practice on Tuesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** RB Alex Green (NYJ) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alex Green (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday. The feeling is getting less optimistic that he'll be able to play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Alex Green (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday. Green did not participate due to a concussion according to head coach Mike McCarthy. However, McCarthy is encouraged with the progress of Green and expects him to play in Week 16. If Green can't play this week we'll see Ryan Grant and DuJuan Harris split time at the RB position. We can't recommend either as a strong fantasy play.

*** Friday Update *** RB Cedric Houston (NYJ) is unlikely to play in Monday night's pivotal game and may not even be active, according to a person familiar with the situation. Houston suffered a calf injury in last week's win over the Vikings and was limited in practice all week. RB Leon Washington and RB Kevan Barlow split all the reps at running back.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Cedric Houston (NYJ) is questionable for this weekend’s game. He hurt his calf in New York's 26-13 win at Minnesota on Sunday and didn't fully participate in practice either Wednesday or Thursday. "Cedric didn't do anything (Wednesday)," HC Eric Mangini said. "We had him rehabbing, so we're going to look at it and just see where it is." If Houston isn't able to play, the Jets are expected to activate RB Kevan Barlow and use him in a rotation with rookie RB Leon Washington.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

RB Chris Ivory (NYJ) Saints head coach Sean Payton said the team is hoping Chris Ivory will be able to play in Week 16, reports Nakia Hogan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Joe McKnight (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bilal Powell (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darius Reynaud (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tony Richardson (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tony Richardson (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tony Richardson (NYJ) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tony Richardson (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday due to illness but is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Rashad Jennings (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday. Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Rashad Jennings failed a concussion test and is not ready to return.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Darren McFadden (OAK) Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he expects Darren McFadden (ankle) to participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) did not practice on Thursday. McFadden reportedly underwent CT scans, MRIs and X-rays last week in an effort to gain some clarity on his injured foot. Dr. Robert Anderson said McFadden's foot hasn't healed completely, and McFadden will have to deal with the sprain if he plays again this season. The Raiders have yet to rule McFadden out for Week 16, but he's unlikely to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darren McFadden (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Darren McFadden (OAK) remains listed as day-to-day, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

*** Friday Update *** RB Lorenzo Neal (OAK) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jeremy Stewart (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jeremy Stewart (OAK) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jeremy Stewart (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bryce Brown (PHI) It looks as though Bryce Brown could return kicks again in Week 16.

RB Bryce Brown (PHI) Eagles head coach Andy Reid said RB Bryce Brown will continue to see playing time even if LeSean McCoy (concussion) returns for the final two games of the season. "He needs to play. That's why I haven't sat him down because of the fumbles," Reid said of Brown, responsible for four turnovers in four starts. "I felt like he did miss a lot, he missed a lot of football. The thing he needs most is to be out there and playing and learning the game. He's wired the right way. This is a kid who doesn't want to make mistakes and drop the ball and that stuff. He's a responsible kid."

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) wants to carry the ball more, and put the offense on his back. "I feel like this game, I've got to put the offense on my back," McCoy said Wednesday. "I want to roll. I feel like myself and the big guys up front -- we've got to put this game on our back and take care of business and get a win."

*** Saturday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) Although LeSean McCoy will start in the team's Week 16 game, head coach Andy Reid said he is expected to be eased back into the lineup. "I'm going to keep an eye on him. He's not going to play the whole game, every snap of the game," Reid said. "We'll monitor him as we go and see how he does." Bryce Brown could be in a heavy rotation with McCoy during the game.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday. Eagles head coach Andy Reid said LeSean McCoy won't have his "normal workload" in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins. Bryce Brown and Dion Lewis will rotate in at running back. "He's coming off an injury. I understand that, so I'll keep a close eye on him," Reid said. "He'll work in as a starter and then Bryce has some valuable experience that he's gained over the last few weeks, so we'll get him in there." McCoy said he felt a bit rusty while practicing Wednesday, Dec. 19.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Polk (PHI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Polk (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Polk (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Dwyer (PIT) said he expects to start in the team's Week 16 game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Felix Jones (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Felix Jones (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Felix Jones (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Felix Jones (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. He will be a game-time decision. However, Jones is still expected to play despite being limited in practice. "It would surprise me if Felix does not go," owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. "That would surprise me. On the other hand, it would be madness not to recognize that he hasn't practiced all week, so you better have another plan in place." Sammy Morris will start if Jones can't go.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Felix Jones (PIT) did not practice on Thursday. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he's confident Felix Jones (hamstring) will be able to play in Week 16. The team is just being cautious with Jones right now because he's the only running back they have left who was on the roster to begin the season.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Felix Jones (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Felix Jones (PIT) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 20, due to hamstring tightness. Sammy Morris and Chauncey Washington split repetitions as a result. Head coach Jason Garrett is hoping Jones will participate in practice at some point this week and play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** RB Felix Jones (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Felix Jones (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday, Dec. 22, that Felix Jones will continue to receive the majority of touches at running back, while Tashard Choice will also see some playing time, according to Jan Hubbard, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Garrett added, however, that the team's three running backs, including Marion Barber, will get carries. "We have three running backs," Garrett said. "We are going to make sure we give each of them opportunities."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Isaac Redman (PIT) feels the offense has abandoned the running game in recent weeks. The Steelers have 17 rushes in each of their past two games - the first time the team has had fewer than 20 rushing attempts in consecutive games since 1991. Pittsburgh's 34 rushing attempts the previous two weeks were the fewest in the NFL, and their 138 yards rushing over that span is third-worst in the league. "Some games, it feels like we just go away from it," Redman said. "We didn't run the ball bad (against the Dallas Cowboys), we weren't getting smashed the last game, we just didn't run it that much. We had 16 or 17 runs. When we were winning games, we were up in the 30 mark and we pretty much win when we do that. Hopefully, we can get back to that."

*** Friday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Ronnie Brown (SD) Chargers head coach Norv Turner said there is a chance Ronnie Brown (hamstring) will be able to play Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) The Dolphins are interested in re-signing impending free-agent Ronnie Brown after the season, a source told Jeff Darlington, of The Miami Herald.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) seems ready to play again, after missing three games with a broken left hand, but Sammy Morris will remain the starting running back against the Jets. "There's been no decision made yet about how we'll use him," HC Nick Saban said. "We're still viewing Sammy as the guy who will be out there starting, and decide how much we use Ronnie relative to how he finishes the week."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) practiced on Friday but remains listed as questionable for this weekend. Brown says he would prefer to serve as a backup to RB Sammy Morris. Brown returned to practice Thursday. "For my situation I expect Sammy to start," Brown said. "He's done so well the last few weeks and I haven't practiced."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) is listed as questionable with his hand on Wednesday's injury report.

RB Ronnie Brown (SD) told reporters on Monday that he fully expects to practice and play with the team in Week 16 after missing previous action with a broken left hand. "Yeah," Brown said. "I'm cleared to practice, so that's a good sign to kind of take advantage this week to see how things go and see what I can and can't do, as well [as] get something going into Monday."

*** Friday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) will be a game time decision. Right now, it's looking like Williams will start.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) has not practiced at all this week and is not expected to play this weekend. Ricky Williams should get the start.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ronnie Brown (SD) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

RB Ronnie Brown (SD) will be evaluated this week to see how his knee is holding up. Ricky Williams is ready to carry the full rushing load if Brown can't go.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Gronkowski (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Gronkowski (SD) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Gronkowski (SD) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) underwent surgery on his left clavicle Monday, Dec. 17, and he is expected to be recovered in plenty of time to take part in the team's voluntary workouts in April. "If you were to ask me four months ago, 'Do you think he's going to break his left clavicle?' I would have said he's more likely to be struck by lightning," Dr. Daniel Kharrazi said. Mathews broke his right clavicle in the preseason. Kharrazi said there is nothing structurally wrong with Mathews' shoulders, and he expects the clavicle to heal at full strength. Kharrazi also said he does not expect Mathews to break either of his clavicles in the future.

RB Ryan Mathews (SD) will be placed on Injured Reserve this week with a broken left clavicle.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) returned to practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ryan Mathews (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeRon McClain (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Danny Woodhead (SD) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Chris Henry (SEA) returned to the team on Monday after serving a 4-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy on anabolic steroids and related substances. HC Jeff Fisher said the team had requested a roster exemption through the weekend so they can see what kind of shape Henry is in. "It makes sense to evaluate him on the practice field and take advantage of the exemption as long as you can," Fisher said.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) set a franchise record by scoring a touchdown in his 10th straight game in Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16. He did more than he did on Thursday but was still limited. Coach Dick Jauron was asked if he was optimistic about Lynch starting. “Yes,” Jauron said. “But you just never know.”

*** Thursday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (SEA) missed practice on Wednesday due to a sore shoulder. "We do (anticipate him practicing Thursday)," HC Dick Jauron said. "We'll just have to see where that one goes."

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (SEA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (SEA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Michael Robinson (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Tyrell Sutton (SEA) did not travel with the team and won't play Sunday according to Panthers beat writer Darin Gantt.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Tyrell Sutton (SEA) did not travel with the team and won't play Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Tyrell Sutton (SEA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Tyrell Sutton (SEA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Tyrell Sutton (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Robert Turbin (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Robert Turbin (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Anthony Dixon (SF) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 24, reports Daniel Brown, of San Jose Mercury News. Dixon is listed as questionable for Week 16 but said he will play in the game.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Anthony Dixon (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

RB Frank Gore (SF) was walking around well after the team's Week 15 game. Gore's ankle was tender after the contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16. He did do some individual work and will be a game time decision. Gore tested the injury under the supervision of the team's training staff.

"He just warmed up a little more, stretched it a little bit more," coach Mike Singletary said. "We're hoping for the best. He's had a lot of rest this week and last week. Hopefully, we can get some response there."

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) did not practice on Thursday. Gore said Thursday that he is "50-50" on his ability to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) did not practice on Wednesday, and his status for Week 16 in St. Louis is uncertain. "It just depends," HC Mike Singletary said of Gore's availability. I would say that right now, yes, hopefully he has a chance to play."

RB Frank Gore (SF) said his ankle felt better but he isn't sure yet if he'll be able to play Week 16. RB DeShaun Foster will start if Gore can't play.

*** Friday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) practiced on Thursday and has been upgraded to probable for this weekend. He is expected to start in place of the injured Kevan Barlow.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Frank Gore (SF) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bruce Miller (SF) The 49ers have placed Bruce Miller (scapula) on Injured Reserve.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bruce Miller (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Bruce Miller (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Bruce Miller (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Bruce Miller (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Ken Darby (STL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Ken Darby (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Ken Darby (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Stephen Davis (STL) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

RB Stephen Davis (STL) will have a CT scan on his right hand, which might be broken. "We're have a CT scan on it to see if he had a re-fracture of some sort. He's broken it before," HC Scott Linehan said. "They're just making sure it's not an old break." Linehan said Davis should be able to play with either padding or a small cast on his hand.

RB Travis Minor (STL) will not play on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jerious Norwood (STL) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Daryl Richardson (STL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Daryl Richardson (STL) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB Zac Stacy (STL) Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Zac Stacy will be dealing with a sore hip this week and likely will not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (TB) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (TB) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Brian Leonard (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play on Thursday.

RB Brian Leonard (TB) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Doug Martin (TB) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said that he will not lighten the workload of Doug Martin because the team has been eliminated from playoff contention. Schiano said the team is trying to establish a culture of winning.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jackie Battle (TEN) Chargers head coach Norv Turner didn't reveal his plans at running back in Week 16 after Ryan Mathews (clavicle) was placed on the Injured Reserve. "Well, we've got a chance to get Ronnie Brown back" Turner said. "Jackie Battle will get a chance to play. And Brink (Curtis Brinkley ) played some yesterday, though I don't know that he would play on third down. And we'll probably add Edwin Baker to the 53-man roster. I don't know that he would be active, but we'd have to see where Ronnie Brown is."

*** Friday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Shonn Greene (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

RB Shonn Greene (TEN) has a torn tendon in his finger but is expected to play in Week 16 despite the injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (TEN) The Titans fully intend to keep Chris Johnson for 2013, and pay him a $10 million salary. The Titans believe Johnson's status as the seventh-leading rusher in the NFL this year, as well as his status as the team's most recognizable star, makes him worth the money.

RB Chris Johnson (TEN) The Titans will have a five-day window from Feb. 4 to Feb. 9 in which they can cut Chris Johnson at no cost against the team's salary cap. If he's on the roster past Feb. 9, $9 million of his $10 million salary for the 2013 season will become guaranteed for injury.

*** Friday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (TEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (TEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Coach Mike Munchak said that if Johnson doesn't have soreness after practice, he is expected to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Chris Johnson (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

RB Chris Johnson (TEN) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Dec. 19, that the ankle sprain for Chris Johnson is not serious. Tests on the ankle were negative. "He'll be questionable this week, but we saw him (Monday) and we don't think there's any reason he'll be out for the game," Munchak said. "But he is definitely sore, so we'll see how he is this week." Johnson has 930 yards and four touchdowns this season.

RB Javon Ringer (TEN) has been placed on season-ending Injured Reserve after having surgery last week to repair a broken right hand.

*** Friday Update *** RB Leon Washington (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Leon Washington (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** RB Roy Helu (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. However, Helu should be able to play in Week 16 despite being listed as questionable. Just understand there isn't a coach in the league more squirrelly than Mike Shanahan when it comes to RBs.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Roy Helu (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

RB Roy Helu (WAS) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Roy Helu Jr. is dealing with knee and toe injuries but has been able to play through the injuries.

*** Friday Update *** RB Darrel Young (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Darrel Young (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Darrel Young (WAS) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Darrel Young (WAS) status is unclear moving forward after suffering a setback in the team's Week 15 game. "We sat him down for two and a half, three weeks," head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday at Redskins Park. "Usually that's plenty of time to get a hamstring back [healthy]. ...He set himself back a little" against the Falcons.

Wide Receiver

*** Friday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) The Cardinals have placed Early Doucet on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

*** Friday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Early Doucet (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday. Fitzgerald said Tuesday, Dec. 17, he was visiting a second independent neurologist, a day after he had a positive test with another neurologist. "He still has to pass the protocol," Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said. "We're waiting to make sure. They're not going to take any chances with him right now. He'll be fine. I think, by game time, but he still has to pass the second part once he gets activity." Fitzgerald will visit with his third neurologist of the week Friday, Dec. 20, for the last hurdle before being cleared to play in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks. "No setbacks," Fitzgerald said. "I'll be ready to go again tomorrow." Fitzgerald expects to be cleared Friday. He said he hasn't had any concussion symptoms this week.

WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) was tested for a concussion Monday, Dec. 16, after a vicious hit in Week 15. He was woozy on the sideline and didn't feel well after the game. Fitzgerald passed one set of concussion tests Sunday, Dec. 15, before leaving LP Field in Nashville, but he is still going through the league's concussion protocol. Head coach Bruce Arians said Fitzgerald "looked fine" Monday, Dec. 16, when he saw the player at the team's facility. Fitzgerald was injured during an onside kick by the Tennessee Titans with 52 seconds remaining in regulation during the Week 15 game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) is expected to play in Week 16.

The Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman reports Larry Fitzgerald said he doesn't want to rest in the final two weeks of the season.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. It looks like he'll start if he's able to warm up well.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Fitzgerald is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Floyd (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Roberts (ARI) is expected to be the team's No. 3 receiver for the rest of the season because of the injury to Early Doucet, according to Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chansi Stuckey (ARI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chansi Stuckey (ARI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chansi Stuckey (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Williams (ARI) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play on Thursday.

WR Brandon Williams (ARI) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Harry Douglas (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Robert Ferguson (ATL) was very limited on Wednesday and is at best questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brian Finneran (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brian Finneran (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darius Johnson (ATL) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darius Johnson (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Roddy White (ATL) said Monday, Dec. 17, that he appreciated the way his teammates embraced the challenge of facing the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants in Week 15, and spanking them 34-0 instead of cowering in fear of playing such a good team. "I told them early in the locker room, 'We can't keep ducking people and say, 'We don't want to play these guys, we don't want to play those guys,''" White said. "We're a good football team. We have to go out there and play like a good football team."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) practiced fully on Saturday but is questionable to play this weekend. Barring a setback, he is expected to play.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roddy White (ATL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) was back at practice Friday. "Drew will be fine. Drew worked himself back into practice today," HC Jeff Fisher said.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Bennett (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tandon Doss (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tandon Doss (BAL) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tandon Doss (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Jones (BAL) would likely be plugged into the starting lineup in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos if Andre Johnson is out, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. Dorin Dickerson would be slotted as the No. 3 wideout in such a scenario.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marcus Maxwell (BAL) will not play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marcus Maxwell (BAL) will not play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** WR Torrey Smith (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Torrey Smith (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Torrey Smith (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (BAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Stokley (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marcus Easley (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Marcus Easley (BUF) Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Marcus Easley will not play Week 16 because of the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (BUF) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused). Bills head coach Doug Marrone said Johnson is not expected to play Week 16 because of the death of his mother.

WR Steve Johnson (BUF) played in Week 15 after learning his mother died the previous day. Johnson's status for Week 16 is uncertain.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Johnson (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ruvell Martin (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Peerless Price (BUF) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Peerless Price (BUF) practiced Thursday and barring a setback with his bruised quadriceps is expected to play this weekend. "Peerless had a good practice today," said HC Dick Jauron. "He was working at full speed or close to it and pushing through it, which is really good. Hopefully tomorrow he'll feel much better after another day of treatment and the work he got on it."

*** Friday Update *** WR Ted Ginn (CAR) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Domenik Hixon (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (CAR) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon LaFell (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Smith (CAR) did not practice on Thursday. Head coach Ron Rivera is not concerned and is expecting him to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Smith (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Steve Smith (CAR) recently put his house up for sale and his future with the team is in question after the worst statistical healthy season of his career, according to The Associated Press. "As far as my contract, I'm getting ready for Pittsburgh and then Atlanta," said Smith. "Then I will discuss with my wife and my children like I do everything else - like I put my house on the market." He is under contract through 2012 but might want to be traded to a contending team.

*** Friday Update *** WR Steve Smith (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Steve Smith (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Steve Smith (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (CHI) did not practice on Friday (he was excused) but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Bennett (concussion) is expected to return to the lineup in Week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals barring an unforeseen setback this week, according to a league source.

*** Friday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (CHI) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Earl Bennett (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Hester (CHI) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Hester (CHI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Hester (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Devin Hester (CHI) set an NFL record with his 14th return for touchdown in Week 15 against the Minnesota Vikings. He set the record with a 64-yard punt return for score in the third quarter. He also tied former RB Eric Metcalf for the most punt returns for score in NFL history with 10.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Devin Hester (CHI) partially participated in Saturday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Hester (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Hester (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Hester (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Hester (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Alshon Jeffery (CHI) Bears coaching staff is concerned Alshon Jeffery's play could be affected by three offensive pass interference penalties in Week 15. The team does not want Jeffery to change the way he plays. "The thing I'm trying to make sure of is that it doesn't destroy him from a mental standpoint," said receivers coach Darryl Drake. "He's fragile right now but that's part of it ... Are you going to sit back and sulk or are you going to do something about it? You've still got to play the game physical so you can't give in on that. You have to turn it into something positive."

WR Johnny Knox (CHI) had successful surgery Monday, Dec. 19, and his football future prognosis remains good. There is no timetable set for his return, although it is believed he will require at least three months of rehab. Knox has been placed on Injured Reserve.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice. According to Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel, Marshall is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Brandon Marshall (CHI) pleaded not guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence. Marshall was arrested in downtown Denver early on the morning of Oct. 22nd, hours after the Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-28 in Denver. Marshall also faces charges of driving the wrong way on a one-way street and failing to drive in a single lane.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Eric Weems (CHI) practiced fully on Saturday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Weems (CHI) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Weems (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice. He'll likely be a game time decision for Saturday's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. "You're preparing to play for the game on Sunday, I'd rather get hurt on Sunday in the game instead of practicing and you may not get to play," Williams said.

When asked if he's feeling better this week than last Williams said, "I'm feeling pretty good."

*** Friday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Roy Williams (CHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR A.J. Green (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR A.J. Green (CIN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR A.J. Green (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR A.J. Green (CIN) has an AC joint separation in his shoulder but the team is optimistic about his availability for Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (CIN) might be in line for a big game in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers blanketed A.J. Green in the first meetings, limiting him to one catch. Jones said Tuesday, Dec. 18, he isn't sure if the Steelers are going to blanket Green again, trying to let others beat them, but he is ready. "It's a possibility," Jones said. "We're not in this league by default. We can make the plays."

*** Friday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (CLE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Travis Benjamin (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Davone Bess (CLE) did not practice on Friday (he was excused) and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Davone Bess (CLE) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** WR Davone Bess (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Davone Bess (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Davone Bess (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordan Norwood (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordan Norwood (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordan Norwood (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Jordan Norwood (CLE) is considered day-to-day after suffering a concussion in Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** WR Miles Austin (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Miles Austin (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Miles Austin (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant is expected to stay on the sideline until the game is over. "We'll address that with Dez today," Garrett said, via ESPN.com. "I understand why to a certain extent, they're kneeling the ball, the game essentially is over, he's an emotional guy, we're all very emotional about what we do. But he needs to stay out on the field and I'll address that with him today. And just explain why it's important to do that and he'll understand."

*** Friday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dez Bryant (DAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Dez Bryant (DAL) Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Sunday, Dec. 16, Dez Bryant will likely require a bone graft to fill in his fracture, a procedure that might involve extracting bone tissue from Bryant's hip. Bryant agreed a bone graft might be in order, but said he'd prefer a frozen bone from a donor before pulling material from another part of his body.

Bryant downplayed the pain he played through in Week 15 and said he'll be ready to suit up again in Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints. "The finger feels fine," said Bryant, a third-year receiver with career high of 79 catches, 1,087 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. "I'm strapping up and playing New Orleans. I'm going to get that out there right now. I'm playing New Orleans. We're just going to be careful with it throughout the week and get ready for the game."

*** Friday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dwayne Harris (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrance Williams (DAL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrance Williams (DAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrance Williams (DAL) did not practice on Wednesday. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Terrance Williams may not be able to play Week 16 because of a hamstring injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Caldwell (DEN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Caldwell (DEN) is unlikely to play in Week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals after missing a third straight day of practice Thursday, Dec. 22. He visited a specialist Wednesday, Dec. 21, but there was nothing to report.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Caldwell (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Decker (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Decker (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Decker (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Trindon Holliday (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) did not practice on Thursday and has been ruled out of this week's game due to his concussion.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday. Welker has yet to be cleared from the concussion protocol, and head coach John Fox is calling him day-to-day. Welker must be symptom-free before he is approved to play in Week 16 against the Houston Texans. He must also go through multiple days of limited practice before returning to game action.

*** Friday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Wes Welker (DEN) was reportedly spotted leaving the locker room following Week 15 with ice on his left quadriceps/thigh area, walking with a limp.

*** Friday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wes Welker (DEN) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matthew Willis (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (DET) did not participate in Friday's walkthrough and is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Burleson (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Calvin Johnson (DET) needs 181 yards to tie Jerry Rice's single-season record of 1,848 receiving yards.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Calvin Johnson (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Ogletree (DET) did not practice on Friday (due to illness) and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Ogletree (DET) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Ogletree (DET) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Ogletree (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Marcus Robinson (DET) says he is frustrated with his role on the team. Robinson believes he is being treated unfairly by head coach Brad Childress. "Things are a mess," Robinson said. "In the beginning of the season, I'm not making the team, then I make the team and I start. Then to be benched, for no reason, then I'm starting. Then I'm not starting again. Position changes. But no one gives you an explanation. No one comes up and says, 'Marcus, you know what, this week, you're going to do this.' You're not even told. You just get reps on Wednesday as the fourth receiver. We're grown men here." Robinson is also critical of the team's offense, believing it is too conservative at times. "The biggest problem with our offense is that in games, you need explosion. In games, you need big plays, and as an offense, that's what we lack."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marcus Robinson (DET) wasn't the only one puzzled by his surprise deactivation Sunday. The NFL is considering whether to impose a fine against the Vikings for not reporting Robinson's hip injury last week. Robinson told the Pioneer Press before Sunday's game that he was healthy, and that HC Brad Childress made the decision to sit him. Robinson's future with the Vikings appears shaky, especially with the promotion of undrafted rookie WR Martin Nance from the practice squad. Nance is built similarly to Robinson as both players are 6 feet 3, and about 215 pounds.

WR Marcus Robinson (DET) was inactive in Week 15 due to a previously undisclosed hip flexor injury, according to head coach Brad Childress.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chaz Schilens (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Travis Taylor (DET) practiced on Wednesday. He was upgraded to probable and is expected to play Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Thomas (DET) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Thomas (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Thomas (DET) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Thomas (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Thomas (DET) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Thomas (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Thomas (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Thomas (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Thomas (DET) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Thomas has passed his concussion test, and head coach Mel Tucker said Thomas has "a shot" to play in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans. He is expected to be a game-time decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Thomas (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Troy Walters (DET) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Troy Walters (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Troy Walters (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sam Aiken (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Banks (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Banks (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Banks (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bernard Berrian (FA) was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marty Booker (FA) is not expected to play this weekend.

WR Marty Booker (FA) had to be helped off the field with a sprained right ankle early in the third quarter last week. His status will be determined later this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mark Bradley (FA) Ira Kaufman, of The Tampa Tribune, reports the Buccaneers have claimed Mark Bradley (formerly of the Chiefs) off waivers.

*** Friday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat's Matt Maiocco reports Isaac Bruce will not play again this year, according to head coach Mike Singletary.

*** Friday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Isaac Bruce (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Bryant (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Antonio Bryant (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Antonio Bryant (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Bryant (FA) has been hit with a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy as a result of his arrest on suspicion of drunk driving last month. Bryant will miss the final two games of this season and the first two games of the 2007 season. If the 49ers make the playoffs, those games will count against the suspension as well. Bryant will be allowed to participate in training camp and be with the team in the off-season despite the ban.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Greg Camarillo (FA) Omar Kelly and Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, report Greg Camarillo was fined $5,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness during Week 15.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wayne Chrebet (FA) retired on Thursday. "I'm not going to get back on the field. I think everybody's aware of that," Chrebet said. "But I'm just thankful and want to let the right people know I appreciate everything they've done for me."

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Clayton (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Keary Colbert (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Keary Colbert (FA) was placed on the injured reserve list today due to a knee injury.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Keary Colbert (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) has been placed on Injured Reserve and his season is over.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Coles says he will try to play even though he's not close to 100%. "I've probably spent more time in the trainer's room this year than I have my whole career combined," he said. "It has been very frustrating."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Laveranues Coles (FA) reinjured his left ankle when a portable trainer's table collapsed on Saturday at the team's Providence hotel. "I had a setback (Saturday) at the hotel," Coles said. "Getting treatment, one of the tables was kind of loose and I ended up falling off the table. Table was loose and it came down on my leg. That set me back a whole lot. Once I got out (on to the field) I just couldn't do it. I couldn't push through it."

*** Friday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) partially participated in Friday’s practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laveranues Coles (FA) is a little banged up, but he's out there running around practicing some. All signs point to him playing Monday night against the Dolphins. Coles, in high spirits, was voted team MVP by his teammates.

WR Laveranues Coles (FA) HC Eric Mangini wouldn't divulge any specifics about the injuries, he actually claimed he didn't know if it was Coles' back or ribs, but he didn't say anything that would raise any red flags either. Asked if he expects Coles to play, Mangini praised his toughness, adding, "Yeah, I think he's just a little banged up. We'll monitor it. He's Laveranues. I feel pretty comfortable with him."

*** Friday Update *** WR Ronald Curry (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ronald Curry (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ronald Curry (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Drummond (FA) did not practice on Thursday and was downgraded to questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Armanti Edwards (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

WR Armanti Edwards (FA) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Bobby Engram (FA) is progressing and should see his snaps increased this week according to HC Mike Holmgren.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) HC Jon Gruden says he won't know for sure until Sunday but it looks like Joey Galloway will see some work in Week 16. "I think so," Gruden said when asked if he thought Galloway would be active for Sunday's game. "I never really know, to be honest with you, sometimes until I get to the stadium."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joey Galloway (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. However, Glenn likely won't play this weekend. HC Wade Phillips said afterward when asked about his availability Saturday, "I wouldn't think so."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terry Glenn (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. His status for this weekend is unclear. "I don't know what you can expect, but we'll see how it goes," HC Wade Phillips said.

WR Terry Glenn (FA) said he could play this week at Carolina, but also said he will need fluid drained from his right knee. Draining the knee should allow him more mobility. "If I had to play next week, I could play," Glenn said. "But I don't know how everything is going to work itself out." Glenn, who is recovering from two knee surgeries, ran routes in practices last week in his return to the field. Glenn went through practice Tuesday and is to be pushed harder Wednesday. There's a chance he could make his season debut Saturday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

Adam Schefter, from ESPN, reports the Colts have announced they have placed Anthony Gonzalez on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anthony Gonzalez (FA) is expected to start in place of the injured Marvin Harrison.

*** Thursday Update *** WR D.J Hackett (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice but will not play this weekend. HC Mike Holmgren hopes Hackett will be able to play in the regular season finale.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR D.J Hackett (FA) worked in individual drills but did not participate in any of the team activities. He said his ankle injury is progressing and he wants to get back on the field as soon as possible.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Az-Zahir Hakim (FA) practiced on Thursday and barring a setback expects to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR James Hardy (FA) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** WR James Hardy (FA) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR James Hardy (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR James Hardy (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR James Hardy (FA) will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee, according to HC Dick Jauron.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin Harper (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin Harper (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) will not play in Week 16 as he has a hamstring issue.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. He is not expected to play "because anyone who is hurt isn't going to play," according to HC Tony Dungy after Harrison didn't practice Wednesday.

WR Marvin Harrison (FA) hasn't let team doctors examine his hand nor has he missed any practice time, although HC Tony Dungy acknowledged it has bothered the receiver. "I do know that if the ball hits it a certain way, it tingles," said Dungy. Harrison is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend. He did not make the trip to Seattle.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marvin Harrison (FA) has a broken bone in his hand. There are reports that he will not play again in the regular season, but other sources say he will get some playing time. Either way, it appears that he could play through the injury if the next two games were meaningful.

WR Marvin Harrison (FA) reportedly has a fractured bone in his hand that he played with for most of the game against San Diego. The team has said they don't believe the injury can get worse if Harrison continues to play with it but they also seem to be considering giving Harrison the week (or two) off to let it rest and fully heal. With nothing to gain in the playoff seeding, one has to think the team would be leaning toward letting Harrison rest.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chris Henry (FA) will be a game-time decision this weekend. His status continues to be uncertain after his arrest last week.

WR Chris Henry (FA) was inactive last week after his arrest. We'll have to see if this continues.

*** Friday Update *** WR Johnnie Lee Higgins (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jesse Holley (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jesse Holley (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) did not practice on Friday and has been downgraded to doubtful for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) did not participate in the team portion of practice Wednesday, but he was dressed in full pads. Horn said he's getting closer to returning from his groin injury that has sidelined him for two games. He said he doesn't know if he'll play at New York, but there is "no doubt" he will be healthy in time for his first playoff appearance since 2000. Horn did not practice on Thursday either and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Joe Horn (FA) is listed as questionable on Wednesday's injury report.

WR Joe Horn (FA) is dealing with a tweaked hamstring but expects to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) missed practice again on Friday and will not play on Sunday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is doubtful for Sunday due to turf toe, but he has an "outside chance" of healing up by game-time according to HC Mike Holmgren.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

WR Darrell Jackson (FA) isn't expected to play in Week 16 according to coach Mike Holmgren.

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) practiced on Friday. He is officially a game-time decision, but barring a setback he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) did not practice on Thursday and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Darrell Jackson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 24, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. He is listed as questionable for Week 16 and will be a game-time decision.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday. Ochocinco said Jerome Simpson will take half of his snaps in Week 16 because the bone spurs in his ankle are so painful, reports Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com.

Ochocinco said he is not sure if he will be back with the Bengals in 2011 because he expects the team to make significant changes this offseason, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

*** Friday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) didn't dress for practice on Friday HC Marvin Lewis did not sound worried. "He's sore today, so we rested him."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Chad Johnson (FA) missed practice Wednesday with an undisclosed ailment but coach Marvin Lewis did not list him on the injury report.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donald Jones (FA) is scheduled to meet with a specialist in New York about an undisclosed medical condition that he wants to keep private at this point. Jones said he has been dealing with the issue for years and will not threaten his playing career. Jones was placed on Injured Reserve because of a calf injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Joe Jurevicius (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for this weekend, but barring a setback he is expected to play.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ashley Lelie (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ashley Lelie (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ashley Lelie (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brandon Lloyd (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerome Mathis (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerome Mathis (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin McCareins (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kerry Meier (FA) did not practice on Friday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Nick Miller (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nick Miller (FA) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nick Miller (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenneth Moore (FA) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenneth Moore (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenneth Moore (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sean Morey (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sinorice Moss (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Muhsin Muhammad (FA) is battling a sore hand and could miss this week's game in order to get healthy for the playoffs.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (FA) practiced on Thursday and will start this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Muhsin Muhammad (FA) did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to start this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Legedu Naanee (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Legedu Naanee (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dennis Northcutt (FA) is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dennis Northcutt (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dennis Northcutt (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dennis Northcutt (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for this weekend, but barring a setback he is expected to play.

WR Terrell Owens (FA) The Bengals placed Terrell Owens on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to Bengals.com. Owens is unlikely to return to the team in 2011, according to CBSSports.com. Although Owens put up strong numbers, it is improbable that he'll be welcomed back at a higher price after criticizing coaches and ownership this season.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) Tim Graham, of ESPN.com, reports Terrell Owens said he has no regrets signing with the team even though the season has not gone how he had envisioned. "Oh, no, not at all. I just feel bad because I'm a competitor, and I came to help get this team to the playoffs. Obviously, knowing the situation, knowing that they haven't made the playoffs in the last 10 years or whatnot, I felt that I could come here and be an added piece, considering what they had done the year before. It just didn't happen," Owens said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) has a message for Jessica Simpson: Stay away. Asked Wednesday about the Simpson scenario, Owens playfully chimed in: "Right now, Jessica Simpson is not a fan favorite - in this locker room or in Texas Stadium."

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrell Owens (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eric Parker (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eric Parker (FA) practiced on Thursday but is questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eric Parker (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is at best questionable for this weekend.

WR Eric Parker (FA) did not practice on Tuesday and will not play this weekend.

WR Jerry Porter (FA) has been placed on IR and his season is over.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerry Porter (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Reed (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Reed (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Reed (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Reed (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demarco Sampson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Demarco Sampson (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demarco Sampson (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Sims-Walker (FA) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 24, and is listed as questionable for Week 16, according to Jeff Elliott, of The Florida Times-Union. Sims-Walker will be a game-time decision but is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Sims-Walker (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Sims-Walker (FA) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, but head coach Jack Del Rio said he hopes Sims-Walker will be able to play in Week 16, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marcus Smith (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marcus Smith (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marcus Smith (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Derek Stanley (FA) has a torn ACL as well as knee cartilage and will have surgery for it in the next 2-3 weeks. "That's a shame because I thought the kid was coming on," HC Jim Haslett said. WR Dane Looker will return punts and RB Kenneth Darby will return kicks in Stanley's place.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Maurice Stovall (FA) may get his first start of the season in place of the veteran WR Ike Hilliard. "Anything's possible right now," HC Jon Gruden said. "He got a good look last week, and he'll get some more this week and next." Since Michael Clayton's season-ending knee injury three weeks ago, Stovall's role has been expanded as the third receiver.

WR Jamaar Taylor (FA) has been lost for the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list.

*** Friday Update *** WR David Tyree (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Marcus Vick (FA) will be activated for the team's Week 16 game in place of WR Marty Booker (ankle), who is listed as doubtful and is not expected to play.

*** Friday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to start Sunday. Walker has a slight shoulder separation.

*** Friday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Javon Walker (FA) said his separated shoulder won't keep him out of the lineup this Sunday against the Bengals. He took part in light individual workouts Wednesday, but remained out of team drills while he rehabs his injury. "I'll be ready to go," he said.

WR Javon Walker (FA) has a first-degree separated shoulder. He will be questionable for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. "He [Walker] had a first-degree separation of his shoulder and took a shot, I believe, in the second quarter," HC Mike Shanahan said. "I think it's a little bit sore."

*** Friday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kelley Washington (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Alvis Whitted (FA) will miss the remainder of the 2006 season after suffering a wrist injury during the team's Week 15 game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Demetrius Williams (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR LaQuan Williams (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR LaQuan Williams (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR LaQuan Williams (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Mike Williams (FA) underwent "very successful" surgery on his ankle Tuesday, Dec. 20, and expects to return to full health in "a timely fashion". Williams has been placed on Injured Reserve.

*** Friday Update *** WR Wallace Wright (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Wallace Wright (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

WR Randall Cobb (GB) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Randall Cobb (leg) worked out Monday, Dec. 16, and that he heard Cobb did very well. The team will see how Cobb feels Tuesday, Dec. 17, and will create a plan for him Wednesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randall Cobb (GB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR James Jones (GB) Packers QB Aaron Rodgers thinks James Jones is having a career year because he's more focused since becoming a father. "The numbers speak for themselves. Leading the league in touchdown catches is pretty impressive, 12. I think it's on 50-something catches (51), so just about 1 of every 4, almost 5, he's getting in the end zone," said Rodgers. "It's pretty impressive. He's really improved a lot. The greatest compliment for him is he probably is not going to mind too much being overlooked." Rodgers said Jones has seemed more dialed in ever since the birth of his child, and he's getting open when it counts, down in the red zone.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordy Nelson (GB) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Jordy Nelson (GB) Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team will have a better handle on Jordy Nelson's (hamstring) availability for Week 16 Wednesday, Dec. 19.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Davis (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Andre Johnson (HOU) had only nine catches for 164 yards in the first four games of the season, but he wasn't completely healed from a groin injury that he suffered in training camp. Since Week 4, Johnson has averaged 8.4 catches and 119.6 yards per game. "I'm feeling a lot better," Johnson said. "I feel like my explosion came back. That's a big part of my game, so I feel a lot better than I did at the beginning." He's coming off an eight-game stretch in which he has 68 catches for 1,002 yards. Johnson needs just seven grabs and 140 yards in the final two games to join former WR Marvin Harrison as the only receivers with at least 100 catches and 1,500 yards in three seasons. He could also join former WR Jerry Rice as the only wideouts with 100 catches and 1,500 yards in their 10th season or later.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) is out for this weekend's game.

WR Andre Johnson (HOU) has been ruled out for the team's Week 16 game against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Dec. 22, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Many expect Johnson to return to the lineup in week 17 so he can get his legs back before the Texans make their very first playoff run.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) will be a game time decision with his foot / ankle injury. It's tough as it's a 4 PM game so it's very possible we won't know much about the situation before the 1 PM kickoffs. ESPN's Stephania Bell said it's "not looking good" for Johnson Sunday. If I had to guess, I'd say it's no better than 50% chance that he plays. Use caution there.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Johnson is doing everything he can to play in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos, but there is a "good chance" he might miss his second game of the season, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. "I had something happen to it in the Baltimore game. We didn't think it could get any worse, but it has," Johnson said. "I had an MRI, and things weren't the same. The past few MRIs were the same, but we found some change in this one."

“I had the high ankle sprain, and it was in the front part of my ankle,” Johnson said. “When I got tackled in the Baltimore game, my joint got jammed up, and it’s affecting me in the back now, kind of like around the Achilles’ area.

“When I run now, I feel more pain than before. I’ve been getting a shot the past few games, but I can still feel pain. There’s only so much you can numb up, and they can’t numb the joint, and that’s what’s really starting to bother me really bad.”

“We’re doing all the treatment we can,” Johnson said. “If it feels good on Sunday, I’ll go. If not, I won’t.”

Sounds like he’s worried about extensive damage to his ankle.

“It’s something you have to think about,” he said. “You don’t want to do anything to set yourself back or your team back. You don’t want anything crazy to happen where you have to have surgery.”

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 23, so he could rest his injured ankle, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Head coach Gary Kubiak said he is not sure how much he will be able to practice Friday, Dec. 24. Johnson will be a game-time decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday. Coach Gary Kubiak is now calling Johnson a game time decision.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Johnson (HOU) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) practiced on Friday and has been upgraded to probable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Derrick Mason (HOU) missed some practice time on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (HOU) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeVier Posey (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR DeVier Posey (HOU) had three catches for 46 yards in Week 16 after entering the game with only one catch for 19 yards on the season. Posey saw more playing time over No. 2 receiver Kevin Walter, who had two grabs for 11 yards. "We like what we see from Posey in practice, and we're playing him more," head coach Gary Kubiak said.

*** Friday Update *** WR LaVon Brazill (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR LaVon Brazill (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR LaVon Brazill (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (IND) Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Monday, Dec. 19, that Darrius Heyward-Bey has the makings to be a star despite some inconsistency. "What we're going to see is a guy who is a star," Jackson said. "I keep talking about the plays you have to make and he made some spectacular plays but again there are a couple of plays he wishes he had back too which would have changed the whole dynamics of the game."

*** Friday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (IND) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (IND) Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.com, reports Darrius Heyward-Bey said his injured foot is making progress but gave no indication on when he will be able to return.

*** Friday Update *** WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.Y. Hilton (IND) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ricky Proehl (IND) did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision. However, HC Tony Dungy believes he’ll play. "My sense is he'll be OK," Dungy said of Proehl.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ricky Proehl (IND) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) did not practice on Friday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) said he would like to stay with the team past this season. Wayne, however, is a free agent after the season. "Deep down inside, I hope not," Wayne said. "I've been here 11 years. I don't see myself nowhere else, but I do understand the business of it ... I'm going to treat it like a business, and after the season is over, we'll see what happens."

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) said he would like to stay with the team past this season. Wayne, however, is a free agent after the season. "Deep down inside, I hope not," Wayne said. "I've been here 11 years. I don't see myself nowhere else, but I do understand the business of it ... I'm going to treat it like a business, and after the season is over, we'll see what happens."

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Wayne (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Ebert (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Ebert (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Ebert was carted off the field during practice Wednesday, Dec. 18, after suffering a lower leg injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Laurent Robinson (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (JAX) had surgery Thursday, Dec. 19, for a sports hernia.

WR Cecil Shorts (JAX) said shutting down for the final two weeks of the season would likely be the best thing for his injured groin. "That's probably the best thing for it, honestly," Shorts said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (JAX) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 19, and is no longer listed on the team's injury report.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (JAX) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (JAX) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cecil Shorts (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Isaiah Stanback (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Isaiah Stanback (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Isaiah Stanback (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Donnie Avery (KC) admitted that he has been playing with an injured cracked hip since training camp in July. A recent MRI exam revealed that the fractured hip Avery suffered July 28 never fully healed. Avery said he got through the discomfort by "psyching" himself up, concentrating on drills "and then, painkillers, too," and that he will need 8-10 weeks of rest for it to completely heal after the season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Bellamy (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Bellamy (KC) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) The Chiefs are unlikely to reach a long-term extension with impending free-agent Dwayne Bowe this offseason.

*** Friday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Terrance Copper (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Curtis (KC) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Rod Gardner (KC) has been claimed by the team.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mardy Gilyard (KC) did not practice on Friday (due to illness) and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mardy Gilyard (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dexter McCluster (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dexter McCluster (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Dexter McCluster (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Armon Binns (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brian Hartline (MIA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brian Hartline (MIA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brian Hartline (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (MIA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (MIA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Wallace (MIA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Aromashodu (MIN) is the third receiver in the Colts' three-wide package going into the final two games of the regular season and the playoffs. "He's a young guy, but he can run and he's got good speed and size in combination," Peyton Manning said. "I think he'll play a big role here down the stretch, I really do."

*** Friday Update *** WR Hank Baskett (MIN) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hank Baskett (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hank Baskett (MIN) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Hank Baskett (MIN) suffered a sprained MCL in Week 15. HC Andy Reid said on Tuesday that he would be the only player who could miss Week 16.

WR Greg Jennings (MIN) would like to remain in Green Bay, but he indicated that he doesn't want to play under the franchise tag next season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) is out for this weekend's game. Coach Mike McCarthy said he looks to be on track to be back for the playoffs.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Greg Jennings (MIN) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Danny Amendola (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Danny Amendola (NE) said his foot felt good during the team's Week 15 game. He said he was able to warm up early which helped the foot.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Boyce (NE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Boyce (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Boyce (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Deion Branch (NE) served as the team's No. 3 receiver in Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** WR Deion Branch (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deion Branch (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deion Branch (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Deion Branch (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deion Branch (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deion Branch (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Austin Collie (NE) Colts owner Jim Irsay said the team has placed Austin Collie on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star.

*** Friday Update *** WR Aaron Dobson (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Aaron Dobson (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Aaron Dobson (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julian Edelman (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Torry Holt (NE) was excused from Thursday's practice.

WR Torry Holt (NE) partially participated in Tuesday’s practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Torry Holt (NE) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Torry Holt (NE) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Torry Holt (NE) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Matt Slater (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenbrell Thompkins (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenbrell Thompkins (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenbrell Thompkins (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Steve Breaston (NO) Chiefs wideouts were not very productive in a Week 15 shutout against the Oakland Raiders. Dexter McCluster had a career-high seven catches for only 59 yards. Jamar Newsome and Devon Wylie caught just one pass with the most experience starter, Steve Breaston, inactive because of head coach Romeo Crennel's decision. "I'm still not sure why I'm not playing," Breaston said. "I'm past all that now. It just is what it is. There are other things for this team to worry about." Jonathan Baldwin did not catch a single pass.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marques Colston (NO) is not on the injury report, but he continues to be bothered a bit by his sprained ankle he suffered Nov. 19. "I think about it sometime, but I just try to deal with it as best as possible," he said. Colston, who is a candidate for the Rookie of the Year award, has 66 receptions for 1,001 yards and seven touchdowns. After missing two games because of the injury, his pace has slowed upon his return with 12 receptions and 132 yards (no TDs) over the last two games.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Robert Meachem (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Robert Meachem (NO) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Robert Meachem (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Lance Moore (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Lance Moore (NO) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Lance Moore (NO) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Lance Moore (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Courtney Roby (NO) practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Courtney Roby (NO) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Courtney Roby (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

WR Courtney Roby (NO) has been cleared to return to play after passing all of his test and meeting with an independent doctor, reports Nakia Hogan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

*** Friday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (NYG) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (NYG) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday, Dec. 19, to remove cartilage. The procedure isn't believed to be serious, but he's unlikely to play again this season.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Victor Cruz (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Cruz's knee "will probably prevent (Cruz) from doing anything." The Giants are more concerned with his knee than his concussion.

WR Victor Cruz (NYG) was unable to return to the Week 15 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a concussion and knee injury. Head coach Tom Coughlin was uncertain if Cruz would be able to return for the final two regular season games.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerrel Jernigan (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerrel Jernigan (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerrel Jernigan (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Louis Murphy (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Nicks was wearing a wrap on his knee during the session.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) partially participated in Friday's walkthrough but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Rueben Randle (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Rueben Randle (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Craphonso Thorpe (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Craphonso Thorpe (NYG) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Craphonso Thorpe (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Cribbs (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said Braylon Edwards was inactive in Week 15 due to performance and not health. "Just based on the practices and the games," Harbaugh said as to why he deactivated Edwards.

*** Friday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) wants to continue to play for the Cleveland Browns and he will not ask the team to trade him. Edwards' comments come on the heels of recent remarks that indicated he wanted to continue his career elsewhere.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (NYJ) will have athroscopic surgery next week on his left knee to repair cartilage damage suffered Dec. 2, according to his agent. Hill should be able to recover from the surgery in time to participate in the team's offseason training program.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (NYJ) The Jets placed Stephen Hill (knee) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Wednesday, Dec. 19.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Stephen Hill (NYJ) will not play in the team's Week 16 game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Also, Holmes said he'd be willing to take a pay cut to remain with the team next season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santonio Holmes (NYJ) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, because of turf toe, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News. Head coach Rex Ryan said he expects Holmes to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (NYJ) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mohamed Massaquoi (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR David Nelson (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Ben Obomanu (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's walkthrough and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Ben Obomanu (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Ben Obomanu (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Drew Carter (OAK) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game at Atlanta.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Drew Carter (OAK) is getting a chance to play, and his teammates think he’ll shine. "He has been killing us in practice and that is why coach Fox had to put him up," S Mike Minter said. "He's been making plays on our defense and really looking good."

*** Friday Update *** WR Juron Criner (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Juron Criner (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Juron Criner (OAK) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tim Dwight (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Tim Dwight (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tim Dwight (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jacoby Ford (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jacoby Ford (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jacoby Ford (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Derek Hagan (OAK) has been signed by the Giants taking Reuben Droughns' spot on the roster. The former Miami player will be used as depth with Plaxico Burress out.

*** Friday Update *** WR Andre Holmes (OAK) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Holmes (OAK) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Holmes (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) returned to practice and should be healthy enough to start this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (OAK) did not practice on Wednesday but is still expected to start this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Denarius Moore (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Denarius Moore (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Denarius Moore (OAK) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jason Avant (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jason Avant (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jason Avant (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jason Avant (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Arrelious Benn (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Arrelious Benn (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Arrelious Benn (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Riley Cooper (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (PHI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

WR Jeremy Maclin (PHI) PhiladelphiaEagles.com reports Eagles head coach Andy Reid said during his press conference that Jeremy Maclin should be able to practice this week. Reid said Maclin will be eased into practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jeff Maehl (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

WR Jeff Maehl (PHI) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Brad Smith (PHI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) will not play this weekend.

WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Arnaz Battle (PIT) practiced on Wednesday and Thursday. He is expected to start this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Plaxico Burress (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jerricho Cotchery (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Limas Sweed (PIT) SteelersDepot.com, reports the Steelers announced Monday, Dec. 21, they have placed Limas Sweed on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list, ending his 2009 season.

*** Friday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Hines Ward (PIT) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Keenan Allen (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Keenan Allen (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Vincent Brown (SD) is not expected to play in the final two weeks of the season even though he is returning to practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Patrick Crayton (SD) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Patrick Crayton (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) The Chargers placed Malcom Floyd on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 18, due to the sprained ankle he suffered late in the Week 15 loss against the Carolina Panthers.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Thursday. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune posted today on his Twitter feed the he is "almost certain" that Floyd will not play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Malcom Floyd (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Malcom Floyd (SD) was hospitalized overnight in Kansas City after sustaining a collapsed lung yesterday. "They wanted to do some tests on him," HC Norv Turner said. "Things look good and it'll be day to day in terms of where he is at the end of the week and if he'd be available for the game."

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Royal (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (SEA) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (SEA) is expected to be out until at least the playoffs.

WR Percy Harvin (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team will re-evaluate Percy Harvin (hip) heading into the team's Week 16 game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (SEA) Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and Percy Harvin had a heated exchanged a few weeks ago in front of some players and staff members but the details of the incident are not known. Some people believed the incident was the reason Harvin was placed on Injured Reserve, but the team and Harvin's agent had been talking about Harvin going on IR to avoid further injury.

Also, Harvin will be looking for a contract extension this offseason and has indicated he will not show up for training camp without a new contract. Next season will be the final year of his rookie contract.

WR Percy Harvin (SEA) had an emergency appendectomy Saturday, Dec. 15, not an operation on his sprained ankle, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Harvin tweeted that he was having "minor surgery," though he did not reveal the nature of the procedure.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (SEA) offered a public endorsement of head coach Leslie Frazier Wednesday, Dec. 21. "I'm a big fan of Coach Frazier," Harvin said. "I feel we all around here love him. We all go out and give it our all for him. So, hopefully he's back next year, definitely."

*** Saturday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (SEA) looks to be good to go for Monday's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (SEA) Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, report Percy Harvin said he was given a great plan to deal with his migraines during his visit at the Mayo Clinic. "Yeah, it's a relief. Without going into [specifics], we had a great visit and came up with a great plan. I saw great doctors and it should be good from now on. I'm all good," Harvin said.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Percy Harvin (SEA) The Associated Press reports Vikings head coach Brad Childress said Percy Harvin had a 'good' visit with specialists at the Mayo Clinic. Childress downplayed the significance of bulging discs in Harvin's neck and said they were not herniated. Harvin is expected to practice in full this week.

WR Percy Harvin (SEA) Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, report Percy Harvin told NBC's Andrea Kramer that an MRI last week revealed Harvin has two bulging disks in his neck. Harvin is scheduled to visit the Mayo Clinic with a team doctor Tuesday, Dec. 22. Harvin also told Kramer that after every game he has played since high school, the back of his neck has become sore and swollen. Harvin added that, when he arrived in Charlotte Saturday, Dec. 19, he had a lingering headache and drowsiness that he believes was caused by sitting in the pressurized airplane. Harvin has dealt with migraines since he was 10. This latest episode was so severe that he experienced loss of vision and vomiting. Harvin saw two neurologists last week in addition to team doctors, according to NBC.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll indicated the team wants to see how Sidney Rice runs before deciding his availability for Week 16. "He feels pretty good right now. But we've got to get to game day and run him and see how he can tolerate it. He thinks he's playing. He feels like he's going to," Carroll said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday .

WR Sidney Rice (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Sidney Rice was OK after the team's Week 15 game. Rice had missed most of the last week of practice dealing with the foot issue. Rice will likely be monitored again this week in practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. However, most reports indicate that he will not play.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) did not practice on Thursday. Rice looks very iffy and could miss this weekend's game with a sprained ankle.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sidney Rice (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Koren Robinson (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jon Baldwin (SF) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

WR Jon Baldwin (SF) Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel appeared to express frustration with the lack of regress being made by Jon Baldwin. "I hope to see him be able to separate when it's needed, be able to execute the gameplan the way we need it executed," Crennel said Monday, Dec. 17. "If he can do that, I think we'll see more production."

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) is out for this weekend's game. Boldin was scheduled for surgery to fix a slight meniscus tear in his knee Thursday, Dec. 22. "It flapped up on him, I think it was Tuesday night after the walk-through," said head coach John Harbaugh. "He's going to have to get it repaired. It's a two-week thing. He's seeing Dr. Andrew this afternoon. It's two weeks and he'll be back for the playoffs, whatever round we happen to play in. It will be a little bit tighter if we have to play in the first round." Lee Evans will step into the starting lineup as a result. However, Boldin's injury will boost the fantasy stock of rookie Torrey Smith the most.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) traveled with the team to New England. His playing status is still not known.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) missed practice again Friday, and HC Ken Whisenhunt said Boldin will be a game-time decision in New England. ESPN's John Clayton is reporting that there is a "good chance" Boldin will not play.

"Obviously, in this type of situation, where you have a game two weeks away, you want to make sure you got as many of your guys available for that game," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "That's got to take priority."

"I think that both these guys want to play and if they're ready to go, they'll play," Whisenhunt said. "But I think also, you have to be smart with that situation.

"If this was a game that for us meant to get into the playoffs, it would be a completely different scenario."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. He looks like he'll start if he's able to warm up before the game ok.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Boldin is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Anquan Boldin (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Michael Crabtree (SF) injured his left hand in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 15 game, but the injury isn't considered serious.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (SF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (SF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (SF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (SF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mario Manningham (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) said he has enjoyed his time with the team and would like to return in 2011, according to Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. "This organization has been good to me. My production has not been where I want it to be or where the organization wants it to be. But when it comes down to it, I think they are happy with where they are at with me and I am happy with where I'm at," Moss said. "Next year, hopefully, if the opportunity presents itself for me to be here, I would love to. I like the city and I like the people." When asked if he would need a promise to get more passes thrown his way next season, Moss passed on the opportunity to make a case for himself. Moss has just five catches for 62 yards since the Titans claimed him Nov. 3. "Man, this is a business. It is really not my call or for me to say, 'Throw me every ball or throw me balls.' Earlier in my career if I think you'd have asked me that question I would have probably been a little more biased and a little more as an individual. But I've always understood the concept of team," Moss said.

WR Randy Moss (SF) Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said adding Randy Moss to the roster was not a mistake, even though Moss has been a non-factor for the team, according to Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. Moss has not even been targeted by Kerry Collins over the last two games. "If we had to do it over, of course we would do it," Fisher said. "He has been great. Randy has been great for this team. The numbers aren't there, the production is not there, the play time is not there right now because Kenny (Britt) is coming back. But Randy is a great teammate. He works with the young guys and has fun, so it is great to have him around. We have really enjoyed him."

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend. It's not looking too optimistic for him.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Randy Moss (SF) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kassim Osgood (SF) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tavon Austin (STL) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tavon Austin (STL) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Tavon Austin (STL) Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Tavon Austin (ankle) will be considered day-to-day this week.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) practiced on Friday and has been upgraded to probable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mark Clayton (STL) missed some practice time on Thursday and has been added to the injury report as questionable with a chest injury.

*** Friday Update *** WR Dante Hall (STL) practiced on Friday and has been removed from the team’s injury report. He will play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Dante Hall (STL) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** WR Eddie Kennison (STL) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Kennison (STL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Kennison (STL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Eddie Kennison (STL) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Eddie Kennison (STL) did not practice and looks questionable at best for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Austin Pettis (STL) has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs. He will miss the final two games of the 2011 season and the first two games of the 2012 season.

WR Justin Veltung (STL) Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday, Dec. 16, that the team promoted Justin Veltung from the practice squad to the active roster because Tavon Austin (ankle) was out in Week 15. Veltung did a good job returning punts in the preseason, so the team gave him a chance against the New Orleans Saints in the role. "Saw the run skills and he's got the ball skills. He's a smart guy. He can make the decisions," Fisher said.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) should see more time this weekend with Kevin Curtis and Hank Baskett ailing. Brown's roller coaster season took another awkward and abrupt turn Thursday when OC Marty Mornhinweg alluded to Brown potentially starting Sunday against the Redskins in the team's fourth consecutive must-win game.

*** Friday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Reggie Brown (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend. Jackson (groin) will be a game-time decision in Week 16 after not practicing this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) should be in for another big day as TE Antonio Gates and WR Malcom Floyd is listed as doubtful.

WR Vincent Jackson (TB) The Chargers are considering putting the franchise tag on Vincent Jackson for one more year, according to NFL.com.

*** Friday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Vincent Jackson (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roscoe Parrish (TB) was added to the injury report on Friday and is questionable for Week 16. "He's got a bruised knee," HC Dick Jauron said. The injury occurred at the tail end of individual position drills.

*** Friday Update *** WR Roscoe Parrish (TB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Russell Shepard (TB) The Buccaneers placed Russell Shepard (toe) was placed on Injured Reserve.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Sammie Stroughter (TB) The Associated Press reports the Buccaneers have placed Sammie Stroughter on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season. Stroughter suffered a broken foot in Week 15.

*** Friday Update *** WR Mike Williams (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Williams (TB) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kenny Britt (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kevin Walter (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

WR Kevin Walter (TEN) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Nate Washington (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play on Thursday.

WR Nate Washington (TEN) partially participated in Tuesday’s practice.

WR Damian Williams (TEN) was deactivated for the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals due to a team rules violation. With Justin Hunter also inactive for the same reason, the team counted on Kenny Britt and Michael Preston. "(Hunter and Williams) broke some team rules," head coach Mike Munchak said Sunday, Dec. 15. "The consequence was that they didn't suit up today."

*** Friday Update *** WR Damian Williams (TEN) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Damian Williams (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Damian Williams (TEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kendall Wright (TEN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kendall Wright (TEN) did not practice on Thursday. Wright has ruled himself out of the team's Week 16 game with one or two cracked ribs. Wright does want to play in the season finale.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kendall Wright (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday. Wright (ribs) is not expected to suit up in Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Mike Munchak. Wright is still sore.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Leonard Hankerson (WAS) said there is little difference between Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins as far as guiding the offense. "I honestly don't think it was that much different at all because both of those guys are high energy guys, they both come in the huddle with a whole lot of confidence, they talk to us a lot and I think they pretty much come in the same way," Hankerson said. "Even though Kirk hasn't been a starter for the past 13 games, he always in practice, he always comes in with high intensity and he talks to us all the same like he has been the starter. Kirk, he's a guy that prepares hard each and every week like he is the starter and it obviously showed on Sunday."

*** Friday Update *** WR Keenan McCardell (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Keenan McCardell (WAS) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Morgan (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Morgan (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Josh Morgan (WAS) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Josh Morgan (WAS) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Santana Moss (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday.

Tight End

*** Friday Update *** TE Jake Ballard (ARI) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jake Ballard (ARI) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jake Ballard (ARI) did not practice on Wednesday .

TE Jake Ballard (ARI) suffered a posterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee and could miss Week 16 as a result.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Housler (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Housler (ARI) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Housler (ARI) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) remains set on retiring after the season. "I could keep playing. I know I could.... But it's over," Gonzalez said. He would consider continuing to play if there were a team based out of Los Angeles.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) practiced fully on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Tony Gonzalez said he will return next season but does not know how much longer he will play. "It's depends on what day of the week you ask me," Gonzalez said. "I think that's true of all old guys in the league. Next year, I'm coming back for sure. I'm never going to say I'm 100 percent done after next year."

TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) is open to being traded out of Kansas City. "Whatever they decide to do, I would think it's in the best interests of the team, and at this point, that's fine. After losing seven games in a row, I feel like, 'Do whatever you've got to do and I'll get over it.' I'll put myself in that, too, if they wanted to, if they wanted to trade this older guy and get some good younger players and develop them," Gonzalez said. "Why not? I'm not playing that much longer."

*** Thursday Update *** TE Reggie Kelly (ATL) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Marcus Pollard (ATL) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcus Pollard (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for this weekend, but barring a setback he is expected to play.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dallas Clark (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dallas Clark (BAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dallas Clark (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dallas Clark (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

TE Dallas Clark (BAL) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dallas Clark (BAL) practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dallas Clark (BAL) has missed three straight games and will sit this weekend as well, but he is nearing a return. Initially, the Colts feared Clark tore his ACL, but HC Tony Dungy said that isn't the case. "It is an ACL injury, but it's not a tear. It's healing on its own," Dungy said. Dungy said Clark could return for the regular-season finale against Miami, but most likely would return for the playoffs. "That's why it's important for us to keep winning and get the bye, so some of these guys can rest and heal," Dungy said.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (BAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (BAL) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ed Dickson (BAL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Walker (BAL) has been signed by the team.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) practiced some on Friday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Wilcox (BAL) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kris Wilson (BAL) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Scott Chandler (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tony Moeaki (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tony Moeaki (BUF) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tony Moeaki (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ryan Neufeld (BUF) will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list. TE Brad Cieslak has been added from the practice squad.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ryan Neufeld (BUF) will not play in week 16.

*** Friday Update *** TE Lee Smith (BUF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Lee Smith (BUF) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Lee Smith (BUF) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Lee Smith (BUF) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Lee Smith (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Lee Smith (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Hartsock (CAR) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Williams (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Williams (CAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (CHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Martellus Bennett (CHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Martellus Bennett (CHI) Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Martellus Bennett will fully participate in practice this week and may be able to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brody Eldridge (CHI) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermaine Gresham (CIN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermaine Gresham (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermaine Gresham (CIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Clark Harris (CIN) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Clark Harris (CIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Bo Scaife (CIN) will be warmed up early Sunday morning, HC Jeff Fisher said. Then a decision will be made on whether he will play against the Buffalo Bills. He is listed as questionable on the injury report.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bo Scaife (CIN) did not practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision Sunday, when the Titans play at Buffalo. He is listed as questionable on the injury report. "Bo's working good inside. We'll warm Bo up before kickoff and see how he is," HC Jeff Fisher said. "I'm just going to go out there and see how it feels, and if I can, I can, and if I can't, I've still got next week," Scaife said. "It's just kind of sore right now. It really just hurts when I push off on it, really."

*** Friday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CIN) did not practice on Friday (due to illness) and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CIN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Alex Smith (CIN) has been placed on Injured Reserve.

*** Friday Update *** TE Alex Smith (CIN) practiced on Friday and has been removed from the team’s injury report. He will play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday due to reported concussion symptoms. He's involved in the concussion protocol now.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Cameron (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Greg Estandia (CLE) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 24, reports Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette. He is listed as doubtful for Week 16 but will be a game-time decision.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Robert Royal (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Andre Smith (CLE) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Andre Smith (CLE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Andre Smith (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Jason Witten (DAL) recorded the 600th reception of his career in Week 15, according to Jan Hubbard, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Witten became only the fourth tight end in NFL history to accomplish the feat.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Stephen Alexander (DEN) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Stephen Alexander (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Joel Dreessen (DEN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Julius Thomas (DEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Pettigrew (DET) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Thursday Update *** TE Courtney Anderson (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Courtney Anderson (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Travis Beckum (FA) is not traveling with the team for their Week 16 game and will not play.

*** Friday Update *** TE Travis Beckum (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Travis Beckum (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Travis Beckum (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Travis Beckum (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Sean Berton (FA) has been lost for the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Desmond Clark (FA) did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dan Coats (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dan Coats (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dan Coats (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Alge Crumpler (FA) took a normal rest day on Thursday and should be ready to go on Friday.

*** Friday Update *** TE James Dearth (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE James Dearth (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James Dearth (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) practiced fully on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for this weekend, but barring a setback he is expected to play.

*** Friday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Darnell Dinkins (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Casey Fitzsimmons (FA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** TE John Paul Foschi (FA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE John Paul Foschi (FA) was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE John Paul Foschi (FA) was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice but really didn't do much. He helped out mostly on the scout team Thursday, so it doesn't look like he'll be ready to go this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Bubba Franks (FA) did a little work on Wednesday but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Todd Heap will be a game-time decision for Week 16, reports Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun. "I think we'll wait until game time just to see for sure," head coach John Harbaugh said.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Heap still hopes he will be able to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) made it through an entire practice today for the first time two weeks with his lingering hamstring injury. Heap first injured the hamstring in a Sept. 30 loss at Cleveland, and is hoping he'll be able to play Sunday in Seattle. "It's frustrating," Heap said. "It's beyond me because I don't know exactly what's going on or how it's healing. All I know is that every time I really pressed the issue and sprinted, that's when it didn't react well. It's frustrating trying to get over that hump. I'd like to at least have the opportunity to play the last two games."

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) practiced some on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Heap (FA) missed some practice time on Thursday and remains listed as questionable for this weekend.

TE Steve Heiden (FA) will miss the final two weeks of the season.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Steve Heiden (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Steve Heiden (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Saturday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

*** Friday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 24, and is questionable for Week 16, according to NESN.com's Jeff Howe. However, Hernandez is expected to play.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Hernandez (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tory Humphrey (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tory Humphrey (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tory Humphrey (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Eric Johnson (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Eric Johnson (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Eric Johnson (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Eric Johnson (FA) practiced on Friday but will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

TE Matt Kranchick (FA) has been signed by the team.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dave Moore (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Evan Moore (FA) likely will be the No. 2 tight end in Week 16 despite being signed earlier this week. We're not expecting a lot of targets for Moore this week. Brent Celek returns to the lineup and should be the team's primary TE in week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Evan Moore (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Patrick (FA) is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Patrick (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Patrick (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Gijon Robinson (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Matt Schobel (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Matt Schobel (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Matt Schobel (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Aaron Shea (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Aaron Shea (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

TE Jeremy Shockey (FA) will miss the remainder of the season with a broken leg.

*** Friday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE L.J. Smith (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Stephen Spach (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Stephen Spach (FA) did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Utecht (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Yoder (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Yoder (FA) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Todd Yoder (FA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Todd Yoder (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

TE Todd Yoder (FA) underwent an MRI exam on his right knee on Monday. The test revealed a cartilage defect, but the team is hopeful that he will be able to play through the injury. "We'll take it day-to-day and see how he does with it," Redskins trainer Bubba Tyer said.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brandon Bostick (GB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Bostick (GB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brandon Bostick (GB) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Jermichael Finley (GB) said he would like to retire as a member of the team, responding to an earlier report that the Packers will release Finley in the offseason if they can't complete a trade. "I didn't check it out," Finley said of the report. "It's a business and I would love to be here my whole career. I'm comfortable here and I want to be a Packer for life. That's all I can say about that."

TE Owen Daniels (HOU) Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips said Monday, Dec. 16, that Owen Daniels (leg) might return in Week 16. "I don't know. I think it's still a might situation this week, as far as him practicing," Phillips said.

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (HOU) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable to play this weekend.

TE Owen Daniels (HOU) did not practice on Tuesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (HOU) partially participated in Friday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Owen Daniels (HOU) was limited in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Garrett Graham (HOU) Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips said Monday, Dec. 16, that Garrett Graham (hamstring) is "still iffy" for the Week 16 game against the Denver Broncos.

*** Friday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Garrett Graham (HOU) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brad Smelley (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brad Smelley (HOU) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brad Smelley (HOU) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bryan Fletcher (IND) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bryan Fletcher (IND) practiced fully on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for this weekend, but barring a setback he is expected to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Clay Harbor (JAX) said he suffered three small fractures in his lumbar region during the team's Week 15 game but did not want to come out of the game because Brent Celek was not playing because of a concussion.

TE Clay Harbor (JAX) The Eagles placed Clay Harbor (back) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** TE Clay Harbor (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Clay Harbor (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Clay Harbor (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Jermaine Wiggins (JAX) practiced on Friday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jermaine Wiggins (JAX) did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable at best for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermaine Wiggins (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kevin Boss (KC) will start in place of the injured Jeremy Shockey.

TE Brad Cottam (KC) Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star, reports the Chiefs placed Brad Cottam on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 22, with a back injury. X-rays revealed a cracked cervical vertebra. However, there is no spinal cord damage and Cottam has no decreased function in his extremities.

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Anthony Fasano (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (KC) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (KC) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Richard Gordon (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dominique Jones (KC) The Chiefs placed Dominique Jones (illness) on the reserve-non-football illness list Tuesday, Dec. 17.

*** Friday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (KC) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (KC) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Sean McGrath (KC) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Charles Clay (MIA) tore a ligament in his right knee and will undergo season-ending surgery in the coming days.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Egnew (MIA) is expected to be active for the team's Week 16 game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (MIA) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (MIA) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Dustin Keller (MIA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Friday Update *** TE John Carlson (MIN) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE John Carlson (MIN) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE John Carlson (MIN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jim Kleinsasser (MIN) will retire following the current campaign.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kyle Brady (NE) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kyle Brady (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kyle Brady (NE) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Fells (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Daniel Fells (NE) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Daniel Fells (NE) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Daniel Fells (NE) StLouisRams.com reports Daniel Fells has a fracture in his right leg and also has a ligament sprain. He will be placed on Injured Reserve.

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) is expected to undergo surgery in two weeks to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. Gronkowski should be ready for the start of the regular season next year. His participation in training camp will have to be measured at a later date.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) did not travel with the team and is out for Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. Reports are that Gronkowski will not play in Week 16, despite practicing all week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) was seen in the locker room Monday, Dec. 17, without a cast on the forearm he broke four weeks ago. Gronkowski would not comment about his availability for Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NE) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Mark Campbell (NO) practiced on Friday. While listed as questionable, he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Mark Campbell (NO) practiced fully on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for this weekend, but barring a setback he is expected to play.

*** Friday Update *** TE John Gilmore (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE John Gilmore (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE John Gilmore (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Daniel Graham (NO) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Daniel Graham (NO) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Daniel Graham (NO) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (NO) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Josh Hill (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Josh Hill (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Josh Hill (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE David Thomas (NO) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) partially participated in Friday’s practice and at best looks like a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Ben Watson (NO) missed at least a portion of Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

TE Ben Watson (NO) is iffy for Week 16 with his knee. His status will be determined later in the week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brandon Myers (NYG) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Bear Pascoe (NYG) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Bear Pascoe (NYG) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Bear Pascoe (NYG) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) said during a recent interview that he is planning to undergo a procedure on his knee to continue his efforts to fully recover from a motorcycle accident in May 2005. "I don't have a lot of strength in my legs right now," Winslow said. "I can't squat. Hopefully after the season I can take care of that and get back as close to 100 percent as possible."

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Winslow Jr (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for this weekend, but barring a setback he is expected to play.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeron Mastrud (OAK) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeron Mastrud (OAK) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jeron Mastrud (OAK) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jeron Mastrud (OAK) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE James Casey (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE James Casey (PHI) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Brent Celek (PHI) said he participated in practice Monday, Dec. 17, and believes he should be able to play Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Brent Celek (PHI) will start for the team this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Heath Miller (PIT) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

TE Heath Miller (PIT) is expected to play in the team's Week 16 game, reports Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Miller has missed the last two games because of a concussion.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) will not play this weekend as he's been declared out by the Chargers.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Thursday.

Gates is taking a long-term approach when it comes to his torn plantar fascia, according to Scott Bair, of the North County Times. Gates is hoping to be ready for the postseason if the team makes it; however, Gates says that is not even a certainty. "Time is the key. There's not magical treatment for an injury like this," Gates said. "Just because I hope to come back if we end up making the postseason, there's no guarantee that I'll be able to go. It gives me a chance."

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (SD) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Randy McMichael (SD) was fined a game check by the NFL for his involvement in an incident with his wife back in July. He will not be suspended by the league for this incident - which is the second time he and his wife have been involved in an argument that has led to one or both of them being arrested.

*** Friday Update *** TE Chris Baker (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Chris Baker (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Chris Baker (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Kellen Davis (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Kellen Davis (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Kellen Davis (SEA) did not practice on Wednesday .

*** Saturday Update *** TE Itula Mili (SEA) is reportedly considering retirement following the 2006 season after suffering his latest concussion during the team's Week 12 game.

*** Friday Update *** TE Itula Mili (SEA) has returned to practice and might be able to play in Sunday's regular-season home finale against the San Diego Chargers. Mili hasn't seen game action since suffering a concussion one month ago.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Zach Miller (SEA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Vernon Davis (SF) is having to rebuild chemistry with Colin Kaepernick. "That's something me and Kap don't have right now," said Davis, who was held to one catch in Week 15. "We don't have it. You have to expect (that because) he just stepped in. Me and Alex - we've been there. It takes time. It took time for me and Alex to get like that." Davis has had only four catches and 29 yards in four games since Kaepernick's debut, in which Davis had a season-high six receptions for 86 yards and a score.

TE Jared Cook (STL) Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the team will look to get TE Jared Cook more involved in the offense moving forward.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Darcy Johnson (STL) Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the Giants have placed Darcy Johnson on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

*** Friday Update *** TE Nate Byham (TB) will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Nate Byham (TB) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (TB) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (TB) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Tom Crabtree (TB) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

*** Friday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Erron Kinney (TEN) did not practice on Thursday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Erron Kinney (TEN) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

TE Visanthe Shiancoe (TEN) said he did not see the necessary effort from some teammates in Week 15. "I would say, you could see some guys hung it up," Shiancoe said. "Not a lot though. Like a very small handful of guys." Shiancoe said it was "very, very disappointing" to see that happen and made it clear he wants no part of being with a team that could be the worst in franchise history.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Craig Stevens (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Fred Davis (WAS) graded out well Sunday and is likely to play a little more this week, according to HC Jim Zorn.

*** Friday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) Washington announced the Jordan Reed (concussion) will miss the rest of the 2013 season.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) is out for this weekend's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jordan Reed (WAS) did not practice on Wednesday.

TE Jordan Reed (WAS) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Jordan Reed is still dealing with headaches. Shanahan said Reed has met with concussion specialists.

Kicker

PK Matt Bryant (ATL) has converted 15 consecutive field goals heading into Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints, reports Matt Haley, of AtlantaFalcons.com.

PK Justin Tucker (BAL) converted each of his six field goal attempts in the Week 15 win against the Detroit Lions Monday, Dec. 16, including a game-winning 61-yard field goal with :43 remaining in regulation. In a post-game interview, he said he hopes his fantasy owners appreciated the effort.

*** Friday Update *** PK Dan Carpenter (BUF) was placed on Injured Reserve. The team signed Nate Kaeding to replace him.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Dan Carpenter (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Mike Nugent (CIN) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Mike Nugent (CIN) did not practice on Thursday. Bengals special teams coach Darrin Simmons said the team will decide whether Mike Nugent (calf) or Josh Brown will be their kicker for Week 16 on game day.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Mike Nugent (CIN) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Nugent said Tuesday, Dec. 18, that he is uncertain if he will be able to play in the Week 16 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Josh Brown will fill in again if needed.

*** Friday Update *** PK Billy Cundiff (CLE) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Billy Cundiff (CLE) did not practice on Thursday .

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Billy Cundiff (CLE) did not practice on Wednesday .

PK Billy Cundiff (CLE) is battling a lower leg injury, but he isn't making excuses for his performance. He missed a field goal in the Week 15 game against the San Diego Chargers. "To be honest with you, I'm not making any excuses. It's been frustrating dealing with my leg," Cundiff said Monday, Dec. 19. "That's pretty obvious. When it comes down to it, regardless of the situation, I should have made the kick. Yeah, there was an outside chance I wasn't going to play. I'm still not 100 percent, so I'm trying to figure out what's the best thing to do and make sure I'm capable of playing at a high level for the team."

*** Thursday Update *** PK Matt Prater (DEN) The Broncos have placed Matt Prater on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Matt Prater (DEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

PK Matt Prater (DEN) is being called questionable for Week 16 against the Houston Texans, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

*** Friday Update *** PK David Akers (DET) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK David Akers (DET) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Kris Brown (FA) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Kris Brown (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Kris Brown (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Jason Elam (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Jason Elam (FA) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK John Hall (FA) did not practice on Thursday due to illness, but he is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** PK Joe Nedney (FA) will not play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Joe Nedney (FA) will not play in Week 15.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

PK Neil Rackers (FA) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Neil Rackers (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Ricky Schmitt (FA) CBSSports.com reports the 49ers have signed free-agent PK Ricky Schmitt (formerly of the Raiders).

*** Thursday Update *** PK Matt Stover (FA) Adam Vinatieri returned and practiced fully on Thursday. Look for the Colts to make a decision on who starts later this week.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Matt Stover (FA) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Matt Stover (FA) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Mike Vanderjagt (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Mike Vanderjagt (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

PK Mason Crosby (GB) missed two more field goal attempts in Week 15, his 11th and 12th of the season; however, head coach Mike McCarthy said following the game the team will not be looking for a new kicker. McCarthy said the team is sticking with Crosby. "When results aren't what you want, you have to choose which way to go. Our choice is to stick with Crosby," McCarthy said.

PK Mason Crosby (GB) Tom Fanning, of Packers.com, reports Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Mason Crosby will be the team's kicker moving forward, and has zero interest in bringing someone else in. P Jeremy Kapinos will remain the holder.

*** Friday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) practiced fully on Thursday. Look for the Colts to make a decision on who starts later this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) practiced fully on Wednesday.

PK Blair Walsh (MIN) surpassed 107 points on the season with his 38-yard field goal in Week 15, which moved him past former wide receiver Randy Moss for the 14-year-old franchise rookie record for scoring. Walsh also hit three 50-plus yard field goals in the game, which made him the first kicker in team history to kick eight field goals of at least 50 yards in a single season since former kickers Morten Anderson (1995) and Jason Hanson (2008).

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Shayne Graham (NO) The Saints have signed Shayne Graham to replace Garrett Hartley, who was released Tuesday, Dec. 17.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Shayne Graham (NO) The Ravens have signed free-agent Shayne Graham.

*** Friday Update *** PK Josh Brown (NYG) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Josh Brown (NYG) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Josh Brown (NYG) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** PK Nick Folk (NYJ) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Nick Folk (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday.

PK Shaun Suisham (PIT) ESPNews reports the Cowboys signed free-agent PK Shaun Suisham (formerly of the Redskins) to an undisclosed deal Monday, Dec. 21. Dallas also released PK Nick Folk.

PK Steve Hauschka (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Dec. 17, that Steven Hauschka is fine, although he appeared to be limping after a kickoff in the Week 15 game against the Buffalo Bills.

PK Phil Dawson (SF) extended his franchise-record streak to 24 made field field goals in Week 15, and head coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday, Dec. 16, he is hopeful Dawson will return in 2014. "Let me do that right now, 'Phil, stay beyond this season,'" Harbaugh said when asked by reporters. "I've been remiss in asking him to do that. Let me officially ask him to stay beyond this season. Absolutely, I'm glad you brought it up, 24 straight field goals. He has been a top-notch guy, too, on the team from the day he got here. Pay the man."

*** Friday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (SF) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Phil Dawson (SF) practiced fully on Thursday.

PK Greg Zuerlein (STL) has missed seven of his last 13 field goal attempts after making his first 15 attempts to start the season.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Lawrence Tynes (TB) said he's not slumping, and he's worked to correct some of his "tempo" related kicking problems during practice. Tynes has missed one field goal in each of the last three games after missing just three through the first 11 games.

*** Friday Update *** PK Lawrence Tynes (TB) partially participated in Friday's walkthrough but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Lawrence Tynes (TB) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Lawrence Tynes (TB) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** PK Rob Bironas (TEN) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Rob Bironas (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Rob Bironas (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

Offensive Line

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Mike Gibson will not play this weekend.

T Nate Potter partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

LS Mike Leach practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G/C Mike Gibson did not practice on Thursday.

T Nate Potter partially participated in Thursday's practice.

LS Mike Leach practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Mike Gibson partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Nate Potter partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

LS Mike Leach practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Brandon Keith will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Brandon Keith did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Brandon Keith did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Mike Gandy will not play in Week 15.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) LT Leonard Davis, who missed two days of practice attending to his ill father in Texas, returned to practice on Friday. Davis said his father was doing OK and that he will be starting Sunday in San Francisco.

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Leonard Davis practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) G Adam Haayer will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Tyson Clabo partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Tyson Clabo partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Tyson Clabo partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) C Joe Hawley will rejoin the team Tuesday, Dec. 18, after serving his four-game suspension for using a banned substance.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) C Todd McClure practiced fully on Friday.

T Will Svitek partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) C Todd McClure was excused from Thursday's practice.

T Will Svitek partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

G Harvey Dahl did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Harvey Dahl partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Harvey Dahl partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Sam Baker partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

T Todd Weiner partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Todd Weiner did not practice on Wednesday.

T Sam Baker partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) C Todd McClure did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) T Todd Weiner practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) G Kynan Forney has been removed from the injury report and obviously will play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) G Kynan Forney practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G Marshal Yanda partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G Marshal Yanda partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) G Marshal Yanda did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T/G Tony Moll practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk practiced fully on Thursday.

G/T Tony Moll practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk practiced fully on Wednesday.

G/T Tony Moll did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

T Jared Gaither did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

LS Matt Katula did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk practiced fully on Thursday.

T Jared Gaither did not practice on Thursday.

LS Matt Katula did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Matt Birk partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Jared Gaither did not practice on Wednesday.

LS Matt Katula did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Willie Anderson practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

T Jared Gaither practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

T Adam Terry practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Willie Anderson partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Adam Terry partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Jared Gaither practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) T Jared Gaither did not practice on Wednesday.

T Willie Anderson partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Mike Flynn partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

T Adam Terry practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Mike Flynn partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Adam Terry practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Mike Flynn partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Adam Terry practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) LT Jonathan Ogden's toe is causing problems and he's in danger of missing this week's game. "He's questionable, but with that toe, we're going to have to see how it progresses during the week," Billick said after practice yesterday. "It doesn't look good right now." Today, he was downgraded to doubtful after missing practice Friday.

C Mike Flynn practiced on Friday and has been upgraded to probable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) C Mike Flynn practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Andy Levitre partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

C Eric Wood partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Andy Levitre partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Eric Wood partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) G Andy Levitre did not practice on Wednesday.

C Eric Wood partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Wood said Wednesday, Dec. 19, he is not a fan of the team playing home games in Toronto and hopes the team does not renew their contract with the city. "I think that Toronto series has turned into pretty much a joke," Wood said. "I think they started it hoping that we'd have a lot of fan support in Toronto. We have none ... I mean, it's a crucial third down for them in the first quarter, and they're running just regular snap count, where I don't care if we have a half-filed Ralph Wilson Stadium, they don't do that."

OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) The Buffalo Bills signed G Kraig Urbik to a four-year, $15 million extension.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Geoff Hangartner partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell practiced fully on Thursday.

C Geoff Hangartner partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Demetrius Bell did not practice on Wednesday.

C Geoff Hangartner did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) LT Jason Peters is frustrated with the team over the lack of progress on his contract negotiations. "No progress," Peters said. "They just gave me an assurance that they were going to get it done. I haven't heard anything since Week 1, since I reported."

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Jason Peters partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Jason Peters did not practice on Thursday but is expected to play in Week 16. Peters was spotted running without a limp following practice.

Also, the Bills filled an open roster spot by signing OL Jonathan Scott on Wednesday. The 6'6, 318-pound offensive tackle was most recently with the Detroit Lions before he was released at the start of the season. "I'm ready to knock off the dust," said Scott. "I haven't hit somebody in about 12 weeks."

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Jason Peters partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Mike Williams did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Mike Williams did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Mike Williams did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Travelle Wharton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Thursday.

G Travelle Wharton practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross was excused from Wednesday's practice.

G Travelle Wharton was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team's medical staff has told him C Ryan Kalil (foot) should be ready for offseason workouts as well as minicamp.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Thomas Austin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Byron Bell practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Geoff Hangartner did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

T Garry Williams did not practice on Friday due to illness and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) C Thomas Austin did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

T Byron Bell did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Thursday.

G Geoff Hangartner did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Thomas Austin did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

T Jordan Gross was excused from Wednesday's practice.

C Geoff Hangartner did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) The Panthers placed G Zach Williams on IR with an anterior cruciate ligament injury and signed G Hayworth Hicks Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Jordan Gross did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Mackenzy Bernadeau practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

T Garry Williams practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Mackenzy Bernadeau practiced fully on Tuesday.

T Garry Williams practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Keydrick Vincent will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Keydrick Vincent did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Keydrick Vincent did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Geoff Hangartner practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Justin Hartwig practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Geoff Hangartner practiced fully on Thursday.

C Justin Hartwig practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Geoff Hangartner practiced fully on Wednesday.

C Justin Hartwig practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) G Mike Wahle has been placed on injured reserve by the team and will miss the rest of the season. he has struggled the past month with an injured right shoulder. According to HC John Fox, Wahle had a torn labrum and will have surgery to repair it. "He had a couple of things going on with his shoulder; he'll probably have that repaired in the next week or so. He did give it his best effort, but it just finally came to an end," Fox said.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Jonathan Scott partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Jonathan Scott did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Jonathan Scott did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Gabe Carimi will soon undergo surgery on his right knee. Carimi was placed on Injured Reserve last month. He will require about four months of rehabilitation, and he is expected to be ready well in advance of training camp.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Orlando Pace is expected to play in Week 16.

T Chris Williams is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) Neil Hayes, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports C Olin Kreutz's career with the Bears may be winding down. When asked about his future with the team, Kreutz said, "Who knows? I love playing ball. It's what I love to do. I just show up to play ball and don't think about those things. Play every game the same; that's what I try to do. If it is [my last season with the Bears], it has been a great run." Kreutz last made the Pro Bowl in 2006, but his performance has declined since.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Orlando Pace practiced fully on Thursday.

T Chris Williams partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) T Orlando Pace partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Chris Williams did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Ruben Brown practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Olin Kreutz practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T John Tait did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play. John St. Clair will likely get the start.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Ruben Brown did not practice on Thursday and was downgraded to questionable for this weekend.

C Olin Kreutz did not practice on Thursday and was added to the team’s injury report as probable for this weekend.

T John Tait did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) C Olin Kreutz practiced on Friday and will play this weekend.

G Terrence Metcalf practiced on Friday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) G Ruben Brown practiced on Thursday and will play this weekend.

C Olin Kreutz did not practice on Thursday but is still expected to play this weekend.

G Terrence Metcalf practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

G Kevin Zeitler practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) G Andrew Whitworth suffered a concussion during practice Wednesday, Dec. 18, and is unsure if he'll play in Week 16. He did not practice Thursday, Dec. 19.

G Kevin Zeitler partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) G Kevin Zeitler partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

LS Clark Harris was excused from Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Thursday.

Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander said the team will continue to rotate C Kyle Cook and G Trevor Robinson at center in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andrew Whitworth partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Andrew Whitworth practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Andrew Whitworth partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Andre Smith partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Andrew Whitworth did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Kyle Cook practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Dennis Roland partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Kyle Cook practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Dennis Roland partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Kyle Cook practiced fully on Thursday.

T Dennis Roland partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) C Kyle Cook partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Dennis Roland partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Levi Jones will not play in Week 16.

T Stacy Andrews practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

T Anthony Collins practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

C Eric Ghiaciuc practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

G Bobbie Williams practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Stacy Andrews did not practice on Thursday.

T Levi Jones did not practice on Thursday.

T Anthony Collins practiced fully on Thursday.

C Eric Ghiaciuc practiced fully on Thursday.

G Bobbie Williams practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Anthony Collins did not practice on Wednesday.

C Eric Ghiaciuc did not practice on Wednesday.

T Levi Jones did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Willie Anderson practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

G Stacy Andrews practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Willie Anderson practiced fully on Thursday.

G Stacy Andrews practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Willie Anderson practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Stacy Andrews practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) RT Willie Anderson did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

LT Levi Jones is going to play Sunday in Denver for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. HC Marvin Lewis wouldn’t say if he’ll start in place of rookie LT Andrew Whitworth. Jones hasn't played since October 15th. "Yeah," Lewis said when asked if Jones would play. "I don't know," he said when asked if Jones would start. "I haven't made that decision. He's excited, and his teammates are excited for him. He's the guy we feel like is a very, very good player. We made a commitment to him to be our tackle. He's been fighting to get back, so it's good."

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) RT Willie Anderson missed some time on Thursday but remains probable for this weekend.

C Rich Braham did not work again on Thursday and remains doubtful with a knee injury.

LT Levi Jones did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable on the team’s injury report. He had practiced Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) RT Willie Anderson had to leave the Monday night game with a foot injury, but he said today he will play Sunday at Denver. "It's OK, I'll play," Anderson said. Anderson said he had an MRI that only showed "a 340-pound, 11th-year lineman." "He's just got an issue with his foot," HC Marvin Lewis said. "It's not of any major significance. He feels better than he did last week." Anderson is not listed on the team’s injury report.

C Rich Braham did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) T Willie Anderson practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Levi Jones practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G John Greco will not play this week.

T Mitchel Schwartz practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

T Joe Thomas practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G John Greco did not practice on Thursday.

T Mitchell Schwartz practiced fully on Thursday.

T Joe Thomas partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G John Greco did not practice on Wednesday.

T Mitchell Schwartz practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Joe Thomas partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T Oniel Cousins practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Ryan Miller was excused from Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

T Joe Thomas practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T Oniel Cousins practiced fully on Thursday.

G Shawn Lauvao practiced fully on Thursday.

T Joe Thomas partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Oniel Cousins practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Joe Thomas partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Tony Pashos partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao practiced fully on Thursday.

T Tony Pashos partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Shawn Lauvao practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Tony Pashos partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T John St. Clair practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Floyd Womack practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T John St. Clair partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Floyd Womack partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T John St. Clair partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Floyd Womack partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Rex Hadnot practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

T John St. Clair did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

T Joe Thomas practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Rex Hadnot partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T John St. Clair did not practice on Thursday.

T Joe Thomas partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Rex Hadnot partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T John St. Clair did not practice on Wednesday.

T Joe Thomas partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Eric Steinbach did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Eric Steinbach partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Eric Steinbach partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Eric Steinbach did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Joe Andruzzi practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Cosey Coleman practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) G Cosey Coleman practiced fully on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for this weekend, but barring a setback he is expected to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) T Kelly Butler has been placed on injured-reserve. Butler, who'd been starting at right tackle in place of Ryan Tucker, suffered a broken bone in his foot in last week's loss at Baltimore and had surgery this morning. His likely replacement in the lineup is Nat Dorsey, who has seen action in 11 games as a special teams player and backup tackle this season.

OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) C Jeff Faine will miss the final two games of the season after tearing his right biceps against the Oakland Raiders.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Ronald Leary is not expected to be active for Week 16 despite being added to the active roster. The team added Leary to their active roster because another team was interested in signing him and they did not want to lose him.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Kyle Kosier partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Marc Colombo did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Marc Colombo did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Montrae Holland will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Montrae Holland did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Montrae Holland did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Marc Colombo practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Andre Gurode will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Marc Colombo practiced fully on Thursday.

C Andre Gurode will not play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) T Marc Colombo practiced fully on Wednesday.

Also, the Cowboys will likely be without Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode this week because of a hurt left knee that was wrapped while he watched practice on Wednesday. Third-year center Cory Proctor will likely get his first career start Saturday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Marco Rivera did not practice on Thursday but has not bee ruled out for this weekend’s game.

OL Dallas Cowboys (DAL) G Marco Rivera returned to Dallas Monday after undergoing extensive testing on his injured neck. ”He's doing pretty well,” coach Bill Parcells said. ”The tests, all the scans and things he had, were negative. So now it's just a question of his comfort and how he's feeling on a day-to-day basis. We'll see where we go with that. Fortunately, there was nothing serious.”

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Winston Justice practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Winston Justice practiced fully on Thursday.

G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Winston Justice practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Chris Kuper practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) C Dan Koppen practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Chris Kuper did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) C Dan Koppen practiced fully on Thursday.

G Chris Kuper did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) C Dan Koppen practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Chris Kuper did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Brodrick Bunkley practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Ryan Clady partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

G Chris Kuper partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Ryan Clady did not practice on Thursday.

G Chris Kuper did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Ryan Clady did not practice on Wednesday.

G Chris Kuper did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Denver Broncos (DEN) RG Chris Kuper broke a bone in his left hand during the team's Week 15 game.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) C Chris Myers practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) C Chris Myers practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) C Chris Myers practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Adam Meadows practiced on Friday and is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Adam Meadows practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) T Cornell Green practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Gosder Cherilus practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Rob Sims practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Gosder Cherilus partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Rob Sims practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Gosder Cherilus did not practice on Wednesday.

G Rob Sims practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) C Dominic Raiola is expected to play in Week 16.

LS Don Muhlbach is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) C Dominic Raiola partially participated in Thursday's practice.

LS Don Muhlbach practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Lions head coach Jim Schwartz discussed why he benched T Gosder Cherilus Week 15. Schwartz said, "Gos has been a little bit inconsistent lately. Some of it has to do with some injuries -- he's a tough guy and he's been battling through. [But] it's performance. It has nothing to do with how tough you are or how much you're trying or your long-range potential and those things. It's performance. We thought that we needed to make that move there. Is that a one-week thing? Is it a rest-of-the-season thing? That's still yet to be determined." Schwartz added, "His technique has been - he's still a work in progress with that." Schwartz admitted he still has a lot of confidence in Cherilus, but recognizes that he is "young and he makes some mistakes."

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Edwin Mulitalo did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Edwin Mulitalo did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Edwin Mulitalo did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Edwin Mulitalo did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Edwin Mulitalo did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Edwin Mulitalo did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Ross Verba did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) T Jeff Backus practiced fully on Thursday and has been removed from the team’s injury report. He will play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Detroit Lions (DET) G Ross Verba did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) The Green Bay Packers announced Saturday, Dec. 22, they have added T Don Barclay (illness) to the injury report for Week 16. His status for the game is questionable.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) G T.J. Lang practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Jeff Saturday partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to be available to play this weekend. Saturday said he has been benched for Week 16 in favor of G Evan Dietrich-Smith.

G Greg Van Roten did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T T.J. Lang did not practice on Thursday.

C Jeff Saturday did not practice on Thursday.

G Greg Van Roten did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) G T.J. Lang did not practice on Wednesday.

C Jeff Saturday did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga will not play this weekend.

T Chad Clifton will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Bryan Bulaga will not play this weekend.

T Chad Clifton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Green Bay Packers (GB) The Packers placed T Derek Sherrod on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 20, and signed free-agent T Herb Taylor in a corresponding move.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

G/T Marshall Newhouse will not play this weekend.

C Scott Wells practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton practiced fully on Thursday.

G Marshall Newhouse did not practice on Thursday.

C Scott Wells partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Junius Coston practiced fully on Thursday.

T Mark Tauscher practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) T Chad Clifton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Junius Coston partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Mark Tauscher partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) G Scott Wells practiced on Thursday and Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Will Whitticker did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Derek Newton practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Derek Newton practiced fully on Thursday.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Derek Newton practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Wade Smith did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Derek Newton partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Derek Newton partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Wade Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Mike Brisiel will not play Thursday night.

G Antoine Caldwell practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

C Chris Myers practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday night.

OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Mike Brisiel did not practice on Tuesday.

G Antoine Caldwell practiced fully on Tuesday.

C Chris Myers practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Duane Brown practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Duane Brown practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Duane Brown practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Duane Brown partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Duane Brown did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Chester Pitts practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Chester Pitts partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Chester Pitts did not practice on Wednesday. "Chester should be fine and ready to play," HC Gary Kubiak said.

*** Friday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Kasey Studdard partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Kasey Studdard partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) G Kasey Studdard partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) T Chester Pitts practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Jeff Linkenbach did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

G Joe Reitz did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

C Samson Satele practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

G Hugh Thornton did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Jeff Linkenbach did not practice on Thursday.

G Joe Reitz did not practice on Thursday.

C Samson Satele practiced fully on Thursday.

G Hugh Thornton did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Jeff Linkenbach did not practice on Wednesday.

G Joe Reitz did not practice on Wednesday.

C Samson Satele partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Hugh Thornton did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said G Joe Reitz will have to go through the concussion protocol before being cleared to play.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Winston Justice practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

C Samson Satele will not play this weekend.

C A.Q. Shipley practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Winston Justice partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Samson Satele did not practice on Thursday.

C A.Q. Shipley did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Winston Justice partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Samson Satele did not practice on Wednesday.

C A.Q. Shipley did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) C Samson Satele will not be able to play Week 16 according to interim head coach Bruce Arians.

OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) C Jeff Saturday practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Charlie Johnson did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Charlie Johnson did not practice on Thursday.

G Jamey Richard practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

T Charlie Johnson did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

G Jamey Richard practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

T Tony Ugoh did not practice on Friday but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem practiced fully on Thursday.

T Charlie Johnson did not practice on Thursday.

G Jamey Richard practiced fully on Thursday.

T Tony Ugoh practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Charlie Johnson did not practice on Wednesday.

G Jamey Richard practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Tony Ugoh practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Charlie Johnson practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

C Jeff Saturday practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

T Tony Ugoh practiced fully on Wednesday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem did not practice on Wednesday. He is not expected to play "because anyone who is hurt isn't going to play," according to HC Tony Dungy after Diem didn't practice Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Jake Scott practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) G Jake Scott practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) T Ryan Diem will miss at least the remainder of the regular season after injuring his knee against the Chargers.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Austin Pasztor practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Mike Brewster underwent ankle surgery Wednesday, Dec. 19.

C Brad Meester practiced fully on Thursday.

G Austin Pasztor practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester was excused from Wednesday's practice. Meester said he will retire after the season.

G Austin Pasztor partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester did not practice on Wednesday.

G Austin Pasztor will draw another start at left guard in Week 16 against the New England Patriots. "He did better than any of us expected," head coach Mike Mularkey said of Pasztor in Week 15.

OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester said he wants to return for another season if the team wants him back, but he's in a "wait-and-see" mood.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Guy Whimper did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Guy Whimper did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Guy Whimper did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Jordan Black practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Vincent Manuwai practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Justin Smiley partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Jordan Black partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Vincent Manuwai partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Justin Smiley did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Jordan Black partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Vincent Manuwai partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Justin Smiley partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brad Meester practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play in Week 16.

T Tony Pashos practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Tony Pashos practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Vincent Manuwai practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Vincent Manuwai practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) G Chris Naeole practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Jon Asamoah practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Russ Hochstein partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Ryan Lilja practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Rich Ranglin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Jon Asamoah practiced fully on Thursday.

G Russ Hochstein did not practice on Thursday.

G Ryan Lilja did not practice on Thursday.

G Rich Rangline partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Branden Albert partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Jon Asamoah practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Russ Hochstein did not practice on Wednesday.

C Ryan Lilja did not practice on Wednesday.

G Rich Ranglin partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) C Casey Wiegmann partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) C Casey Wiegmann partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) C Casey Wiegmann partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Ryan O'Callaghan practiced fully on Thursday.

G Brian Waters partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Ryan O'Callaghan practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Brian Waters partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) C Rudy Niswanger practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) C Rudy Niswanger partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) C Rudy Niswanger partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Damion McIntosh partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Damion McIntosh partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Damion McIntosh did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T John Welbourn practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Kyle Turley did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) LS John Denney did not practice on Friday due to illness but is still expected to play this week.

OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) G Richie Incognito has agreed to stay on the suspended list with pay for the rest of the season.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Jake Long practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Jake Long partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T Jake Long partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T L.J. Shelton partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T L.J. Shelton practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) T L.J. Shelton partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) The Dolphins place G Jeno James on the IR with a right knee injury and signed G Dan Stevenson from the practice squad.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Brandon Fusco practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Brandon Fusco partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Brandon Fusco partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Matt Kalil practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Phil Loadholt practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Matt Kalil did not practice on Thursday due to illness.

T Phil Loadholt partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Matt Kalil did not practice on Wednesday due to illness.

T Phil Loadholt partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Anthony Herrera practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Steve Hutchinson will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Anthony Herrera partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Steve Hutchinson did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Anthony Herrera partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Steve Hutchinson did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) The Vikings placed G Steve Hutchinson on the Injured Reserve list Monday, Dec. 20, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Chip Scoggins.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Steve Hutchinson partially participated in Saturday's practice but is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Steve Hutchinson partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) G Steve Hutchinson partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports T Bryant McKinnie was benched in the third quarter of the team's Week 15 game and was replaced by G Artis Hicks. "Just had a bad day," McKinnie said. "It's pretty disappointing, because there is nothing you can do about it. You're just having a really off day." McKinnie injured his ankle two weeks ago, but did not blame any health issues for his struggles.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Artis Hicks partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Artis Hicks partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) T Artis Hicks did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) C Melvin Fowler practiced on Friday but will play only sparingly this weekend.

T Marcus Johnson did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Minnesota Vikings (MIN) C Melvin Fowler partially participated in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

T Marcus Johnson did not practice on and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Marcus Cannon partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

T Nate Solder partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

T Will Svitek partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Marcus Cannon partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Nate Solder partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Will Svitek partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Marcus Cannon partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Nate Solder did not practice on Wednesday.

T Will Svitek partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Logan Mankins partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Nick McDonald partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Nate Solder partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Logan Mankins partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Nick McDonald partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Nate Solder partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Logan Mankins partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Nick McDonald partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Nate Solder partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) C Dan Connolly partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

T Sebastian Vollmer did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

G Brian Waters partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer did not practice on Thursday.

G Brian Waters partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T Sebastian Vollmer did not practice on Wednesday.

G Brian Waters partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

C Ryan Wendell partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Dan Connolly did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Ryan O'Callaghan practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

G Brian Waters practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

G Steve Neal partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Steve Neal partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Nick Kaczur partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Steve Neal partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Mark LeVoir practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

T Matt Light practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Matt Light did not practice on Thursday.

T Mark LeVoir partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Matt Light did not practice on Wednesday.

T Mark LeVoir partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL New England Patriots (NE) T Matt Light has a slight shoulder separation. The injury is considered mild, and Light may be able to play on Sunday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Steve Neal partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Billy Yates did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Steve Neal partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Billy Yates did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) G Steve Neal partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Billy Yates did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Ryan O’Callaghan missed at least a portion of Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New England Patriots (NE) T Matt Light has been placed on the injured reserve list and will miss the remainder of the season.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Zach Strief practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Zach Strief partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Zach Strief did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) G Jahri Evans did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) G Jahri Evans did not practice on Thursday.

*** Saturday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Charles Brown practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Charles Brown partially participated in Friday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Charles Brown did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jermon Bushrod partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 16.

G Jahri Evans partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 16.

C Jonathan Goodwin partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 16.

T Jon Stinchcomb partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jermon Bushrod partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Jahri Evans partially participated in Thursday's practice.

C Jonathan Goodwin partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T Jon Stinchcomb partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jammal Brown practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jammal Brown practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Jammal Brown practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) C LeCharles Bentley was limited in Thursday’s practice and remains questionable for this weekend.

T Wayne Gandy practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Kendyl Jacox practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Jermane Mayberry practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) G James Brewer partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

T David Diehl did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) G James Brewer partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G David Diehl did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) G James Brewer did not practice on Wednesday.

T David Diehl did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Chris Snee partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas did not practice on Thursday.

G Chris Snee did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas did not practice on Wednesday.

G Chris Snee did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C David Baas partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Shawn Andrews practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T David Diehl practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Shaun O'Hara practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T David Diehl practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T David Diehl did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie did not participate in Friday's walkthrough but is still expected to play in Week 16.

G Rich Seubert did not participate in Friday's walkthrough but is still expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie did not practice on Thursday.

G Rich Seubert did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

G Rich Seubert practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Rich Seubert practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Rich Seubert practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) C Shaun O’Hara practiced on Friday. While listed as questionable, he is expected to play this weekend.

G Rich Seubert did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

G Chris Snee practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) G Chris Snee was ill and missed practice Thursday, but he is probable for Sunday. C Shaun O'Hara (ankle) remains questionable, G/C Rich Seubert (leg) is doubtful and T Luke Petitgout (fractured fibula) is out. If O'Hara and Seubert can't play, the Giants will have only seven healthy linemen. Grey Ruegamer will play C and the Giants' two reserve linemen will be rookie Guy Whimper (who has played only on special teams in the six games for which he's dressed) and Steve Edwards, who was signed last week. "To be honest with you, prior to the two tight ends (using Seubert as an extra tight end) we always played with seven (linemen)," HC Tom Coughlin said. "So having seven guys active is not (unusual). Steve Edwards has played in the league; obviously, he started games in the league. Guy Whimper is just a rookie, but they've gotten a lot of work now. Both of those guys got a ton of work today. You never know when you're going to be called upon and you'd better be ready, because everyone on the team is looking forward to your contribution if you're called upon."

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Luke Petitgout did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

G Rich Seubert did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

T Luke Petitgout practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Giants (NYG) T Kareem McKenzie did not practice on Thursday and is questionable for this weekend.

T Luke Petitgout practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend. "He feels good," said HC Tom Coughlin. "I think he'll be ready. He practiced every day. He took a majority of the snaps."

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Austin Howard practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Austin Howard practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Austin Howard practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Thursday.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Thursday.

G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Brandon Moore did not practice on Wednesday.

G Matt Slauson practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Vladimir Ducasse practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Caleb Schlauderaff practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Vladimir Ducasse practiced fully on Thursday.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Thursday.

G Caleb Schlauderaff practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Vladimir Ducasse practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Brandon Moore partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Caleb Schlauderaff practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Damien Woody will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Thursday.

T Damien Woody did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Damien Woody did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Robert Turner practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Robert Turner practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Robert Turner practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Wayne Hunter partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Wayne Hunter partially participated in Thursday's practice.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brandon Moore partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brandon Moore partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brandon Moore partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Brandon Moore practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) C Nick Mangold practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Brandon Moore practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Scott Gragg practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) T Scott Gragg did not practice on Thursday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Lucas Nix practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Lucas Nix practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Khalif Barnes partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Samson Satele practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Samson Satele practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Samson Satele practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) T Langston Walker did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Samson Satele practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Cooper Carlisle partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) The Raiders have placed C Jake Grove was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Jake Grove did not practice on Wednesday.

C Jeremy Newberry did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Kevin Boothe practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Robert Gallery practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for this weekend. However, barring a setback he is expected to play.

OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) LT Robert Gallery is expected to return for Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) G Brad Badger practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Jake Grove did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Oakland Raiders (OAK) C Jake Grove did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Evan Mathis practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Evan Mathis practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Evan Mathis practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Todd Herremans practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Todd Herremans practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Todd Herremans practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Nick Cole practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Winston Justice practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) C/G Nick Cole practiced fully on Thursday.

G/T Todd Herremans practiced fully on Thursday.

T Winston Justice practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) C/G Nick Cole practiced fully on Wednesday.

G/T Todd Herremans practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Winston Justice practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Nick Cole practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Nick Cole practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Nick Cole practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews will not play in Week 16.

G Todd Herremans did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

T Jon Runyan practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews did not practice on Thursday.

T Jon Runyan did not practice on Thursday.

G Todd Herremans partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews did not practice on Wednesday.

G Todd Herremans did not practice on Wednesday.

T Jon Runyan did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) RT Jon Runyan started his 190th consecutive game, but did so without practicing the final three days of Week 15 due to a very sore knee. It's possible he'll go through a similar schedule this week, but odds are good he'll be good to go Week 16. "He'll probably be a little tender today on that knee," HC Andy Reid said. "He's a warrior - a very mentally tough guy."

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) G Shawn Andrews did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) C Jamaal Jackson practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Jon Runyan practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) T Todd Herremans will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on the injured reserve list with a fractured ankle.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Kelvin Beachum practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

T Marcus Gilbert practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Kelvin Beachum practiced fully on Thursday.

T Marcus Gilbert practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Kelvin Beachum practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Marcus Gilbert partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Mike Adams did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

C Maurkice Pouncey partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Mike Adams partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Mike Adams partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) The Steelers placed G Willie Colon (knee) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 18.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) C Maurkice Pouncey will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) C Maurkice Pouncey did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) C Maurkice Pouncey partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Chris Kemoeatu will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) G Chris Kemoeatu did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marvel Smith will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marvel Smith did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marvel Smith did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marvel Smith will not play on Thursday.

OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Marvel Smith did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) C Jeff Hartings practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) HC Bill Cowher announced after practice today that rookie RT Willie Colon will start Sunday's game against Baltimore in place of the injured Max Starks. It will be Colon's first NFL start.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Max Starks did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) RT Max Starks will not play against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday due to arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Trai Essex or rookie Willie Colon will start in place of Starks.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Trai Essex practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Alan Faneca practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Marvel Smith practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) T Trai Essex practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Marvel Smith practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T D.J. Fluker practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T D.J. Fluker practiced fully on Thursday.

C Nick Hardwick was excused from Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick was excused from Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jeromey Clary practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Tyronne Green practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jeromey Clary practiced fully on Thursday.

G Tyronne Green practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Jeromey Clary practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Tyronne Green practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Reggie Wells was placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 18, due to an ankle injury.

OL San Diego Chargers (SD) T Kevin Haslam was removed from the team's Week 15 game after allowing a sack but re-entered the game after T Reggie Wells (ankle, toe) left with injuries.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Scott Mruczkowski partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Louis Vasquez practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick practiced fully on Thursday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Scott Mruczkowski will not play in Week 15.

OL San Diego Chargers (SD) Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports C Scott Mruczkowski (ankle) will be out for at least a month with a high ankle sprain, according to a league source.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL San Diego Chargers (SD) C Nick Hardwick suffered a concussion yesterday and was undergoing tests Monday. "He felt good," Turner said. "Again, we know with the head injuries we'll be super careful. Everything was very positive in terms of where he is right now."

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G J.R. Sweezy will not play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G Robert Gallery practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) G Robert Gallery practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) C Chris Spencer practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) Eric Williams, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports LS/FB Kevin Houser has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Sean Locklear did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Sean Locklear did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Sean Locklear did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Sean Locklear suffered a dislocated toe and it "will be a challenge for him to play".

*** Thursday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Walter Jones did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) T Walter Jones did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) C Robbie Tobeck did not practice on Friday and will not play this weekend.

G Floyd Womack did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) C Robbie Tobeck did not practice on Wednesday and will not play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Alex Boone practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Mike Iupati practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Alex Boone practiced fully on Wednesday.

G Mike Iupati practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Joe Staley will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Joe Staley did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Joe Staley practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Joe Staley practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Joe Staley partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Adam Snyder partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

T Joe Staley practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Adam Snyder did not practice on Thursday.

T Joe Staley practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) T Adam Snyder did not practice on Wednesday.

T Joe Staley practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) G Larry Allen did not practice on Wednesday.

OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) C Eric Heitmann had surgery Thursday night in Seattle to repair his broken right tibia and is expected to return to the Bay Area this weekend. The Stanford product has started 45 straight games the last three seasons, playing center and right guard. Head coach Mike Nolan estimated the recovery time between 12-14 weeks, meaning the veteran linemen should be ready for action for the start of next season.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Mike Person practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) C Scott Wells practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) C Scott Wells did not practice on Wednesday.

OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Harvey Dahl will miss the final two games of the season after an MRI showed that he suffered a torn biceps in Week 15. He is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday, Dec. 19, to repair the injury. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said G Shelley Smith and G Chris Williams are candidates to start right guard in the final two games.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Jason Smith partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Jason Smith partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Jason Smith will not play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Jason Smith did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G John Greco practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Jason Smith did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Jacob Bell practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Jacob Bell partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) T Alex Barron practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Richie Incognito practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

G Adam Timmerman was limited in Friday’s practice but is expected to be available to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Claude Terrell was given permission to travel to his home in Texas with the understanding that he would have surgery on his right wrist, but he opted not to, which drew criticism from HC Scott Linehan. "Now he's in the same spot he was in when we originally wanted him to get it done," Linehan said. Terrell injured his wrist last season and the pain resurfaced during the 2006 preseason, eventually landing him on the IR. Any surgery he has now would force him to miss the early portion of the 2007 offseason. "If he doesn't get it done, it'll be highly unlikely that he's going to be able to play," Linehan said. "It's kind of up to him now."

*** Friday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Claude Terrell practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Rex Tucker practiced on Friday but remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL St. Louis Rams (STL) G Claude Terrell did not practice on Thursday due to illness. He is expected to play this weekend.

T Rex Tucker did not practice on Thursday due to illness. He is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Davin Joseph partially participated in Friday's practice but is still expected to play this week.

G Carl Nicks will not play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Davin Joseph partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

G Carl Nicks did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T James Lee did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T James Lee did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T James Lee partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C Jeff Faine practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) C Jeff Faine partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Jeremy Zuttah partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Jeremy Zuttah partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) G Jeremy Zuttah partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) T Kenyatta Walker practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Brian Schwenke practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

T David Stewart did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Brian Schwenke partially participated in Thursday's practice.

T David Stewart did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Brian Schwenke partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

T David Stewart did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Kevin Matthews will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Kevin Matthews did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Kevin Matthews did not practice on Wednesday.

OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Kevin Matthews is out for the year with a high ankle sprain.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T Troy Kropog will not play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) T Troy Kropog partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Kevin Mawae did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

G Benji Olson practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Kevin Mawae did not practice on Thursday.

G Benji Olson did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) C Kevin Mawae did not practice on Wednesday.

G Benji Olson did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Zach Pillar practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Zach Pillar practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Trent Williams did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) C Will Montgomery practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Tyler Polumbus partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Polumbus will be a game-time decision in Week 16. If he doesn't play, T Tom Compton may receive the start.

T Trent Williams practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) C/G Will Montgomery practiced fully on Thursday.

T Tyler Polumbus did not practice on Thursday.

T Trent Williams practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) C Will Montgomery practiced fully on Wednesday.

T Tyler Polumbus partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Polumbus is not having any side effects from his concussion but still has to improve in order to play Week 16.

T Trent Williams practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jordan Black has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the policy on performance enhancing drugs.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jammal Brown partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jammal Brown partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jammal Brown partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) G Artis Hicks partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

C Casey Rabach practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) C Casey Rabach practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) C Casey Rabach practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Stephon Heyer practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Stephon Heyer practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Stephon Heyer practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jon Jansen did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play in Week 16.

G Pete Kendall practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jon Jansen did not practice on Thursday. HC Jim Zorn said on Thursday that OT Jon Jansen (knee) "didn't really do much of anything" during practice but will try to put some weight on the leg and see how it feels tomorrow. Zorn added that if Jansen is not able to practice regularly this week then he would not play.

G Pete Kendall practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jon Jansen did not practice on Wednesday.

G Pete Kendall did not practice on Wednesday. Kendall said today he hopes to be back with the Redskins as he approaches unrestricted free agency in March. Kendall, 34, has a history of arthritic knees but has been a solid starter for the Redskins since being acquired from the Jets in 2007. Kendall's knees at times have made him wonder how long he wants to play, but he said he has no intentions of retiring after the season. "My plan is to keep playing and my hope is that it's here," Kendall said.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) C Mike Pucillo will not play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) C Mike Pucillo did not practice on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jon Jansen practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

C Casey Rabach practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

T Chris Samuels practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Jon Jansen practiced on Thursday and has been upgraded to probable for this weekend. After Thursday's practice, Jansen said that his calf has been "feeling a lot better" thanks to the extra week of rest. Team officials had expected to re-address Jansen's status on Friday, but opted to upgrade him on Thursday after he participated in practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) T Chris Samuels practiced on Thursday and will play this weekend.

Defensive Line

*** Friday Update *** DL Alfred Malone (FA) practiced for the first time this week on Friday but remains questionable with a hip injury. Barring a setback, he is expected to play.

*** Wednesday Update *** DL Carl Powell (FA) will not play in week 16.

Linebacker

*** Friday Update *** LB Mark Brown (FA) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** LB Mark Brown (FA) practiced on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** LB Frank Chamberlin (FA) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** LB Saleem Rasheed (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** LB Robert Reynolds (FA) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** LB Robert Reynolds (FA) practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** LB Keith Newman (MIA) will not play in week 16.

Defensive Back

*** Friday Update *** DB Dion Byrum (CAR) did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DB Dion Byrum (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DB John Howell (FA) did not practice on Friday and remains questionable for this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DB John Howell (FA) did not practice on Thursday and will be a game-time decision for this weekend.

*** Wednesday Update *** DB Scott McGarrahan (FA) has been claimed by the team.

*** Thursday Update *** DB Lamont Reid (FA) will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DB Lamont Reid (FA) did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DB Ray Mickens (NE) practiced Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DB Jamie Thompson (NYJ) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DB Jamie Thompson (NYJ) practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Friday Update *** DB Mike Logan (PIT) practiced on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** DB Mike Logan (PIT) practiced on Thursday and has been upgraded to probable for this weekend. He is obviously expected to play.

General Team News

*** Friday Update *** TM Arizona Cardinals (ARI) P Dave Zastudil practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Arizona Cardinals (ARI) P Dave Zastudil practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Arizona Cardinals (ARI) P Dave Zastudil partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TM Arizona Cardinals (ARI) The team did not practice on Friday.

TM Arizona Cardinals (ARI) The Cardinals placed TE Adam Bergen on the IR Tuesday after he injured his left knee Sunday and may require surgery. The Cardinals promoted FB John Bronson from the practice squad.

TM Atlanta Falcons (ATL) Falcons head coach Mike Smith underwent more tests Friday, Dec. 16, and it was determined that his heart health is fine. His exact condition is not known. "It will not be anything that affects how I coach the football team," Smith said. "I just want it to come to a conclusion. The testing and such that took place on Friday, we've got a way to deal it and we'll move forward with that."

TM Atlanta Falcons (ATL) The Falcons placed WR Laurent Robinson and DB David Irons on the injured reserve list, ending their seasons. To fill the spots, the team promoted S Eric Brock from the practice squad and signed TE Marcus Pollard.

TM Atlanta Falcons (ATL) The Falcons announced on Monday that they have signed CB Brent Grimes off their practice squad to the 53-man active roster. To clear a roster space the team also placed CB Lewis Sanders on season-ending injured reserve.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Atlanta Falcons (ATL) Don't expect to see Michael Vick and Matt Schaub on the field at the same time anytime soon, HC Jim Mora said. "We basically did that because we weren't sure how Jerious Norwood and Warrick Dunn were going to be," Mora said. Schaub played quarterback, and Vick moved to tailback for four plays. The scheme wasn't very successful. The Falcons also found out they were breaking the league's communication rules by having two players in the game with quarterback headsets.

*** Friday Update *** TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) P Sam Koch practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) P Sam Koch practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) The Ravens announced on Wednesday that they have signed free agent WR Alex Bannister to a contract. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. To clear a roster space, the team placed LB Dan Cody on season-ending injured reserve.

TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) The Ravens announced on Monday that they have added safety Jamaine Winborne from their practice squad to the 53-man roster. To clear a roster space, the team placed running back Musa Smith on season-ending injured reserve.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Buffalo Bills (BUF) Bills general manager Buddy Nix said the team will look to trade up in the NFL Draft to select a quarterback. "Let me say this: I think there's a time that in the era that you're in and the development of your team, there's a time when you can move up a round to take a quarterback," Nix said. "And I think the time's now for us. I mean, if a guy's there - I keep saying that, and there will be one out there - if the guy's there, then I think we'll target - as I've said before - drafting a good quarterback. We need a good, young quarterback, and we're going to do our best to get him."

TM Buffalo Bills (BUF) Bills head coach Chan Gailey defended his team's effort in their 50-17 loss in Week 15, a game in which the Bills fell behind 31-7 in the second quarter and never recovered. "I think the effort was there," Gailey said. "I never question our guys' character or effort. I question our execution, but I don't question our effort. When you play bad it looks like you're not playing hard. But I don't think (effort) is ever the question." Gailey said the team wasn't underprepared for the Seattle Seahawks and particularly their read-option offense.

TM Buffalo Bills (BUF) HC Dick Jauron has officially signed an extension. The deal runs through the 2011 season. ESPN and the NFL Network reported on October 26th that the coach had agreed to the deal. The Bills were 5-2 at that point and in contention in the AFC East. Since then they have gone 1-7, with their only win over 2-12 Kansas City.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Buffalo Bills (BUF) The Bills announced on Wednesday that they have been awarded offensive tackle Patrick Estes off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers. To clear a roster space, the team also placed defensive end Ryan Denney on season-ending injured reserve.

TM Carolina Panthers (CAR) Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com, reports C Ryan Kalil said Monday, Dec. 21, that it would be a "mistake" to fire head coach John Fox and his staff after the 2009 season. Kalil said, "I think we've got a great group of guys across the board, especially with the defense with the new guys we've got there and [defensive coordinator] Ron Meeks. I think coach Fox is a great coach and I think it would be a mistake to make any kind of changes. I don't think there's going to be any kind of changes. I do believe we have a good thing going on here in Carolina. I think obviously keeping everybody here is going to bring us closer to who we want to be and what we want to get done next season."

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Carolina Panthers (CAR) The Panthers promoted OL Dave Kadela and FB Stephen Jackson from the practice squad on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Chicago Bears (CHI) The Chicago Bears may be faced with a situation where they could rest some of their starters in Week 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night. If the Detroit Lions lose to the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bears' game won't matter much in the grand scheme. The Bears and Packers would decide the division in Week 17 regardless of what happens to the Bears in Week 16. "Winning does take us to a different place in terms of potential seeding, which is critically important," head coach Marc Trestman said. "That's enough to reason out how we would play the game. Now could that change? Certainly. But right now we're focused on winning a game."

*** Saturday Update *** TM Chicago Bears (CHI) P Brad Maynard did not practice on Saturday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** TM Chicago Bears (CHI) The team did not practice on Friday.

Also, Melissa Isaacson, of ESPNChicago.com, reports former NFL head coach Mike Shanahan would be "extremely interested" if the Bears' head coaching position would be come vacant, according to a close friend of Shanahan.

TM Chicago Bears (CHI) Fred Mitchell, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said head coach Lovie Smith's future would be evaluated at the end of the 2009 season.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Chicago Bears (CHI) HC Lovie Smith said he will approach this week's game at Detroit like any other, despite having clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs. He has not considered resting some starters to energize the team's playoff run. "We want to stay as sharp as possible," Smith said. "There's no reason for a vacation, guys. We have a game to play, and it's kind of as simple as that," he said.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Chicago Bears (CHI) The Bears signed DT Delbert Cowsette on Wednesday.

TM Chicago Bears (CHI) HC Lovie Smith indicated after the game he'll play the starters, but with a stipulation attached. Smith said, "Everybody who's healthy and ready to go will play." The Bears' injury list is long, and depending on how Smith interprets the injuries, half the Bears' starters could be on the sideline for the game on Christmas Eve day at Detroit. WR Muhsin Muhammad (sore hand) and RB Thomas Jones (sprained ankle, bruised ribs) could very well sit out Sunday.

TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) P Kevin Huber suffered a fractured jaw in the first quarter of the Week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has been placed on the Injured Reserve. The Bengals signed P Shawn Powell Tuesday, Dec. 17.

*** Friday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) P Spencer Lanning practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) P Spencer Lanning practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) P Spencer Lanning practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) Browns CEO Joe Banner said decisions regarding the futures of head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert will be made quickly after the season. "I don't want to say if it's one day or two days or three days but I think it will be quickly," Banner said. No decisions have been made as of this point, according to Banner. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels would jump at the opportunity to be head coach of the Cleveland Browns, according to a source. McDaniels failed as the head coach of the Broncos and has been waiting for another shot ever since getting fired in 2010. He had too much power in Denver and was in control of adding personnel in addition to head coaching. If they limit his responsibilities to just coaching perhaps he could keep his job longer than the season and a half he was with the Broncos.

TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban reportedly has no attraction to building a relationship with the Cleveland Browns and expected next general manager Michael Lombardi. One source suggested Saban wouldn't work with Lombardi "in a thousand years" and another source said there is "zero chance" Saban would leave Alabama to work with Lombardi on the Browns.

One source said Oregon head coach Chip Kelly isn't a candidate to become the next head coach of the Browns if they fire current head coach Pat Shurmur because Kelly he has the ego and personality to take on total control of football operations. That is something that Kelly would not have over owner Joe Banner.

TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) ESPNews reports former NFL head coach and executive Mike Holmgren has agreed to become the Browns' head of football operations. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Associated Press reports Holmgren has agreed to join the Browns in strictly an executive role. Holmgren will not return to the sidelines as the team's next head coach.

*** Friday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) P Dave Zastudil did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) P Dave Zastudil did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) P Dave Zastudil did not practice on Wednesday.

Also, the Browns signed FA TE John Madsen and promoted WR Paul Hubbard from the practice squad Wednesday. The two receivers replace TE Steve Heiden and LB Beau Bell, who were placed on the IR.

TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) RB Jason Wright was placed on injured reserve with a sprained left knee ligament Tuesday, the ninth player lost by the Browns this season. Wright injured his medial collateral ligament during Sunday's loss at Baltimore when he got hit from the side by a Ravens defender. To take his spot, the Browns signed rookie RB Chris Barclay from the practice squad.

TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would not discuss head coach Jason Garrett's job status saying it would not be appropriate to discuss after one of the hardest losses he has ever experienced.

*** Friday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) P Mat McBriar practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said this week that he is scared of the team's Week 16 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles. "Because it's the Eagles and the butt-kicking they gave us up in Philadelphia, I'm scared," Jones said. "It's that kind of feeling. The respect turns into being afraid of what they can do to you if you have some breakdowns out there."

*** Thursday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) P Mat McBriar practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) P Mat McBriar practiced fully on Wednesday.

TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports via Twitter that Mike Shanahan will not become the next head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, despite speculation to the contrary. Shanahan is eyeing other situations (which everyone thinks means "the Washington Redskins").

*** Thursday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) The Cowboys announced on Wednesday that the have been awarded fullback Zack Crockett off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) WR/KR Miles Austin said the broken bone on the back of his left hand is not bothering him from fielding kickoffs cleanly.

TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) WR/KR Miles Austin has a cracked bone in one of his fingers but is expected to play this week according to HC Bill Parcells.

TM Denver Broncos (DEN) LB Kevin Alexander was waived by the Broncos hours after he was arrested on a domestic violence allegation, according to The Associated Press. Although the team was aware of his arrest, Alexander's release was a football decision to clear a roster spot for CB Chevis Jackson. Police were called to an apartment Monday, Dec. 20, and were told by a woman who said she was Alexander's girlfriend that he had assaulted her Sunday, Dec. 19. Alexander was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor assault and battery. He was taken into custody shortly before noon and was released after posting $2,000 bail. A court date was set for Tuesday, Dec. 21.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Denver Broncos (DEN) Kicker Matt Prater was signed off the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad and should be the team's kick-off specialist.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Denver Broncos (DEN) The Broncos announced on Tuesday that they have signed safety Roderick Rogers off their practice squad and free agent punter Paul Ernster to the 53-man active roster. To clear roster space, the team also placed safety Nick Ferguson on season-ending injured reserve, as well as waived safety Marviel Underwood.

TM Denver Broncos (DEN) The Broncos have released punter Todd Sauerbrun.

TM Denver Broncos (DEN) WR/KR Quincy Morgan was active for the first game in quite awhile and averaged 30.8 yards on five kick returns. HC Mike Shanahan noted, "Quincy made a couple of big plays on those last two kickoff returns," Shanahan said. "He gave us some good field position, especially on that one (64-yard return). He made a couple of people miss and had two good runs. It was nice to see some good field position out of the special teams. He'll get another chance."

*** Friday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) P Sam Martin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) P Sam Martin partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) P Sam Martin did not practice on Wednesday.

TM Detroit Lions (DET) Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is unlikely to keep his job unless the team makes the playoffs this year.

TM Detroit Lions (DET) Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday, Dec. 20, he has yet to decide who will start the team's Week 16 game at quarterback, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. Schwartz added he may not reveal his starting quarterback until game time. Drew Stanton and Shaun Hill are dealing with injuries, while Matthew Stafford remains on the mend and is not expected back this week. "Health of all the other quarterbacks, the availability of all the other quarterbacks, health of Drew - all those other things will go into it," Schwartz said when asked how he'll decide who starts. "We'll cross that bridge Wednesday when we get to it. You're not going to paint me into a corner on who the starter's going to be or what the criteria is going to be. We'll make the best decision for the football team and probably won't announce it until maybe Sunday."

*** Friday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) The team did not practice on Friday.

TM Detroit Lions (DET) The Lions placed WR Shaun McDonald, S Dwight Smith and CB Keith Smith on the injured reserve list, ending their seasons. Taking the three spots on the active roster were S LaMarcus Hicks and CB Chris Roberson, both signed from the practice squad and newly signed veteran WR Travis Taylor.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) The Lions placed WR Roy Williams on the Injured Reserve list today. Williams suffered a knee sprain Dec. 2 and did not feel the need to risk further injury after the team was eliminated from the playoffs. Detroit activated LB Buster Davis to fill Williams' roster spot.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) The Lions have placed T Barry Stokes and DT Marcus Bell on the injured reserve list. They also released RB Anthony Sherrell. To fill out the roster, the team signed RB Lamar Gordon, DL Langston Moore and OL Clint Stickdorn, who was on the practice squad.

TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Despite reports linking his name as a possible candidate for the University of Texas football coaching job, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he would rather stay in Green Bay. "The University of Texas, Austin is a great city. My daughter obviously grew up there, but I am proud to be a Green Bay Packer," McCarthy said. "It's an honor to hold this position. This is home for me. This is home for my family."

TM Green Bay Packers (GB) The Green Bay Packers may have captured the NFC North with their Week 15 win against the Chicago Bears, but head coach Mike McCarthy feels the team is just starting to play their best football. "... I'm not trying to diminish anything here, but we're just getting started," McCarthy said. "We feel that way as a football team. I'm not trying to be arrogant. We feel we have a lot better football in front of us. This is an extremely important game for everybody involved today, but we fully expected to come in here and win this thing."

*** Friday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) The team did not practice on Friday.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) The Packers placed S Atari Bigby on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. To replace him, Green Bay signed DT Anthony Toribio to the active roster.

*** Friday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) LS Jonathan Weeks practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith reportedly interviewed for the Houston Texans' head coaching position Monday, Dec. 16, according to a source informed of the meeting. Smith is a native Texan. Other candidates for the job include interim coach Wade Phillips, Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) The Texans made several roster moves on Wednesday. CB A.J. Davis was signed to the practice squad, while CB David Pittman was signed to the active roster. QB Craig Nall was released, and CB Antwaun Molden was placed on IR. The team also activated WR Darnell Jenkins onto the active roster. "I'd like to see him here before the year is out. I think he's got a chance to be a fine football player and an excellent special teams player," Kubiak said.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) The Texans placed WR/KR Jerome Mathis on injured reserve Friday. Mathis, who missed the New England game, is suffering from a hamstring injury. Dexter Wynn will return kickoffs and punts.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) The Texans signed WR Charlie Adams and released WR Derrick Lewis on Tuesday.

TM Houston Texans (HOU) WR/KR Jerome Mathis could be headed to the IR list with a groin injury. HC Gary Kubiak noted, "That decision should come later in the week. We got him back [from a broken ankle], and he did some good things. I wanted to see him on the field as a receiver as well as a kick returner, but if he can't go, we'll have to make a decision on him."

*** Friday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been cleared to return to the sidelines whenever he's ready. Pagano's physician is not imposing any restrictions, and the coach is expected to return to the team complex as early as Monday, Dec. 24.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) The Colts are hopeful head coach Chuck Pagano will return to the sidelines in Week 17. Interim head coach Bruce Arians and others have pegged the Dec. 30 regular-season finale as Pagano's possible return date. Arians said this week that Pagano "felt great" and "looked good" and his white blood-cell counts were good - all indications he could return next week.

TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star, reports Colts head coach Jim Caldwell would not say how much time his healthy starters would play Week 16. Caldwell said, "Right now, I could not tell you exactly what it's going to be, whether or not a guy plays one series or the entire game, I couldn't tell you that honestly right now."

*** Saturday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) HC Tony Dungy said Friday the only certainty regarding the Week 17 game is that he'll "protect the guys who are a little bit nicked up, so the guys who are iffy probably won't play."

*** Friday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Every December for the past half-dozen years or so, HC Tony Dungy has contemplated retiring. Once the season ended, he took some time off and, ultimately, decided to return. "I really enjoy coaching," Dungy said. "I love our team. This year has been a challenge and been so much fun. We've got great guys to coach. I have some other things that eventually I'm going to want to do. I'm enjoying being away from the game more and more. My wife and I will sit down at the end of the year after it's all over and assess everything, where we're going and make a decision. Fortunately, I don't have to make it quick and I'm going to take that time."

TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) HC Tony Dungy said Monday he plans to use his players "like we normally would" in Sunday's game against Houston. The Colts are locked into the number two seed in the AFC regardless of what happens the last two weeks. That raised the question of whether the Colts would rest their starters, but Dungy said today that the team will try to keep an edge without sustaining more injuries. In explaining his decision, Dungy said, "A month is a long time."

*** Thursday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) The Colts placed tight end Jerome Collins on injured reserve with an Achilles injury, and replaced him by signing running back Korey Chapman from the practice squad. Collins sustained the injury in practice Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) HC Tony Dungy’s son, James Dungy, 18, was found dead early Thursday morning in his apartment in Lutz, FL. Tony Dungy has left the team and is in Tampa. Colts president Bill Polian said Dungy will be away from the team indefinitely. QB coach Jim Caldwell (also the team’s assistant head coach) will take over Dungy’s role while he is away. Coach Dungy is one of the most respected men in the NFL and we at Footballguys extend our most sincere condolences to the Dungy family.

TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) HC Tony Dungy plans on limiting the playing time of several of his front-line players in the final two regular-season games. The risk of injury during inconsequential games, he noted, "does go through your mind. It's football and that's why you have to have a plan and that's what we'll do. We'll have a certain amount of time we're going to play for each guy and we'll stick to that in these next two games."

TM Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) The Jaguars placed LB Daryl Smith, DT Tony McDaniel and WR Jerry Porter on injured reserve and signed DB Calvin Lowry and G Cameron Stephenson to contracts. The Jaguars currently have 52 players on the active roster.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel have been officially told that they will not be back next season, according to a source.

*** Friday Update *** TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) Chiefs interim head coach Romeo Crennel has been receiving endorsements from players and coaches to receive the full-time coaching job. Offensive coordinator Bill Muir offered unsolicited support of Crennel Thursday, Dec. 22, one day after LB Tamba Hali said he'd like to see Crennel get the job on a permanent basis. "The defense has started to turn the corner. It would be a shame to change that," Muir said. "I think Romeo's demeanor as a football coach, he relates very well to the players, he has a sternness to him, about being a dictatorial-type of man. I just think he would do a good job."

*** Saturday Update *** TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) The Chiefs have promoted DT Derek Lokey to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.

TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) President/general manager Carl Peterson resigned today effective at the end of the season. "On behalf of my family and the entire Kansas City Chiefs organization, I want to thank Carl for his two decades of service to the Chiefs," Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said. "Both Carl and I agreed that immediately initiating the search for the next Chiefs general manager would be the best thing for the future of the organization, and he will be resigning following the 2008 season." Hunt said the search for a new General Manager will begin immediately. Vice President Denny Thum will serve as the Chiefs interim president and general manager.

TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said he is not looking for a vote of confidence from owner Stephen Ross and is only concerned about getting the team ready for their Week 16 game, reports Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Dolphins offensive coordinator Dan Henning has told multiple people he intends to retire after the season, according to Jeff Darlington, of The Miami Herald.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) The Dolphins signed Bill Parcells as its new executive vice president of football operations. The deal is for four years.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) Bill Parcells' day on Wednesday began with reports he would rebuild the Atlanta Falcons. It ended with him on the cusp of taking the same job with the Miami Dolphins. Parcells and Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga agreed Wednesday on a four-year contract to be Miami's vice president of football operations. The Dolphins declined comment, stating only that no contract was signed, and no one at Huizenga's business office was authorized to comment when reached Wednesday evening by The Associated Press.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) HC Nick Saban says he doesn't browse the Internet, never sends e-mails or surfs from site to site. He may have to start soon, if only to follow the persistent rumors about him and his future. A story posted on NFL.com earlier this week said Alabama "keeps on making runs at Saban" in an effort to convince the Miami Dolphins coach to return to college and take over in Tuscaloosa for the fired Mike Shula. The same story even said an unnamed NFL head coach said Saban is getting closer to joining the Crimson Tide. So on Thursday, Saban -- who has tried to denounce the story about him potentially going to Alabama numerous times in recent weeks – adamantly denied that he's headed back to the college ranks. "I guess I have to say it," Saban said. "I'm not going to be the Alabama coach." When the stories linking Alabama and Saban began circulating last month, almost immediately after Shula got fired following a 6-6 season, the former coach at LSU said he was flattered but not interested. He's bristled at nearly every suggestion about him leaving the Dolphins since. "I don't know how many times I've got to respond to rumor and innuendo," Saban said. "I have no control over that. I've stated what my intentions are and they really haven't changed, so I don't know what the issue is. And I don't know why people keep asking about it. What they talk about over there is their business. But what's happening here is my business and our business, and that's what we're focused on."

Also, the Dolphins today signed DT Chase Page off the practice squad of the San Diego Chargers and placed DT Dan Wilkinson on injured reserve with a calf injury.

TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) With the Dolphins eliminated from the playoffs, HC Nick Saban said that he won't change his approach for the final two games. That means playing his starters and going all out to try to reach .500. QB Joey Harrington will continue to start even after having the worst outing of his career. "We're going to play him," Saban said. "He's won five out of six games for us prior to yesterday." Saban wouldn't commit to playing QB Cleo Lemon against the Jets or in the finale in Indianapolis. Saban said, "If the opportunity presents itself to play Cleo we'll certainly do it, but we're not making any radical changes."

*** Friday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) LS Cullen Loeffler practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) LS Cullen Loeffler practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) LS Cullen Loffler practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) P Chris Kluwe partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TM Minnesota Vikings (MIN) The team did not practice on Friday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM New England Patriots (NE) The Patriots released defensive backs Rashad Baker and Eddie Jackson yesterday and signed NT Rashad Moore. Moore will likely replace NT Mike Wright, who suffered a season-ending foot injury last week, as the back up to NT Vince Wilfork.

*** Friday Update *** TM New England Patriots (NE) The Patriots have announced the signing of punter Todd Sauerbrun.

TM New England Patriots (NE) With RB/KR Laurence Maroney hobbled by injury, CB Ellis Hobbs had a 51-yarder two weeks ago and a 93-yard TD this past weekend. Who will return kickoffs when Maroney is healthy? HC Bill Belichick said, "We’ll make that decision week to week. We’ve got pretty good depth at that position. (You can never) have too many of them."

TM New Orleans Saints (NO) Saints head coach Sean Payton hinted that the team might make some changes to their starting lineup after a disappointing Week 15 loss to the St. Louis Rams. Charles Brown and Garrett Hartley may be the ones most in danger of losing their starting jobs. Hartley missed two field goals Sunday against the Rams. "Whether it's (the kicker), the tackle position, whether it's a player on defense, the one thing I know I don't want to do is just repeat the process over and over again. So we're gonna look closely at what our options are and what gives us the best chance as we get ready to play this coming week and then obviously one week remaining," Payton said.

TM New Orleans Saints (NO) P Thomas Morstead is currently leading the NFL with a net average of 44.7 yards per punt which would set the NFL record in the category.

*** Thursday Update *** TM New Orleans Saints (NO) The Saints announced on Wednesday that they have signed free agent defensive end Orien Harris to a contract.

TM New Orleans Saints (NO) HC Jim Haslett is making a formal proposal to Saints owner Tom Benson for a five year extension — up from the two-year extension he was seeking earlier in the season — and would also make him in charge of football operations.

TM New York Giants (NYG) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin still believes in offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride despite the team being shut out for the second time this season in Week 15 against the Seattle Seahawks. The Giants are averaging 311.6 total yards per game and just 17.9 points per game. "It certainly hasn't been a connect-all-the-dots-from-day-one type of year," Coughlin said. "But Kevin's a pro, he's been around, he's done things a long time. We try to find ways to take advantage of things."

TM New York Giants (NYG) P Matt Dodge is still confident in his abilities after failing to punt the ball out of bounds in the final seconds of the team's Week 15 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley. "(My confidence) is good. I'm still here, obviously. I came in and my locker was still here, so that was good. I'm a confident guy," Dodge said. "Football doesn't define me. I know it's my job and everything, and I didn't get it done. But I still walked out with my head high." Head coach Tom Coughlin said he is still committed to Dodge as the team's punter.

Also, Giants co-owner John Mara said following Week 15 that the team has no interest in Bill Cowher, according to Kristie Ackert, of the New York Daily News. Cowher reportedly has interest in coaching the Giants should the team have an opening in the offseason. "That's ridiculous. That is ridiculous," Mara said. "Are we down to that? We were writing Bill Cowher stories two months ago and now we are going to write them again. That's ridiculous."

*** Wednesday Update *** TM New York Giants (NYG) The Giants have signed LB Edmund Miles. To make room for Miles on the roster, they placed LB Jonathan Goff (hamstring) on injured reserve.

*** Thursday Update *** TM New York Giants (NYG) With RB Derrick Ward (foot) on injured reserve, RB Chad Morton is likely to get his old kickoff return job back. But HC Tom Coughlin said he will consider other options, which include WR Michael Jennings and WR Sinorice Moss.

*** Thursday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Jets players support head coach Rex Ryan and hope he returns to coach the team in 2013. "I'm 100 percent confident that if it was up to the players, that he'd be back next year," David Nelson told The Post. "I'm 100 percent confident that if the GM and the owner allowed player feedback, then there'd be a lot of guys that would go to bat for him, and speak on his behalf."

*** Thursday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Wide receiver Dwight Jones is thankful for a second chance, signing with the team's practice squad. He signed with the Houston Texans in 2012 as an undrafted free agent, but walked away to care for his dying son who was born with lung, heart and brain disorders. "I wasn't mentally prepared to play football," Jones said. "My son died and I feel like a part of me is gone, but it makes me stronger. It makes me want to do it for him."

*** Saturday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano may not return in 2013. Sparano's offense has lacked imagination, and he never found a way to creatively involve Tim Tebow.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday, Dec. 18, he is not concerned about his job security. Ryan has two years left on his contract; however, the Jets have now missed the playoffs in back-to-back years. "I've always said this, the priority is not me by any stretch," Ryan said. "So I'm not thinking about myself. I'm thinking about this football team, and trying to get this team ready to play. And believe me, that's the truth. I think if you focus on the job at hand, that I'll be better off that way than any other way."

*** Thursday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Former New York Giants DE Michael Strahan said New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan's act of talking too much is becoming old. According to Strahan, Ryan is on the verge of becoming a joke in his own locker room. "It's a fine line whenever you have to talk that much," Strahan said. "Once it kind of seems like a joke, it becomes a joke to your own players." Strahan added, "If I have to walk into a room and tell you how bad I am, I'm probably not that bad. If I'm comfortable in my own skin, I shouldn't have to convince people of my words. That's the whole thing with Rex I look at. At some point, you just look and go 'enough is enough'."

TM New York Jets (NYJ) Jets head coach Rex Ryan said his team is better than the New York Giants and the "big brother" of New York-area football. "Certainly, we were the better team the first two years," Ryan said. "We made the playoffs and went to the (AFC) Championship game. To say a team's better than you that never made the playoffs is ridiculous ... We get to prove it Saturday who the best team is this year."

TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is on the hot seat over the last two games of the season. If the Raiders are competitive and appear to be getting better, Allen is likely to return. General manager Reggie McKenzie is likely safe.

*** Friday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) P Shane Lechler partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) suffered a strained hamstring in Week 15 against the Denver Broncos, and the team might need a replacement going forward, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. "We'll have to decide pretty quick how we want to attack this," head coach Tom Cable said. "(We'll have to determine) the severity and what his workload can be, if anything." Cable added that Lechler would likely be OK to be the holder on place kicks even if he can't punt. Ps Glenn Pakulak and Swayze Waters are mentioned as potential replacements.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) WR Ashley Lelie will miss the final two games of the season because of a calf injury. Johnnie Lee Higgins is expected to start alongside rookie Chaz Schilens. The team activated TE Darrell Strong from the practice squad to take Lelie’s spot on the roster.

TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) Assistant OL coach James Cregg informed HC Tom Cable on Sunday evening that he will be resigning his position to accept an assistant coaching position at the University of Tennessee. "Quite frankly, I'm disappointed by all these things, mostly by the fact that someone would quit on this organization, this football team and this head coach at this juncture," Cable said. "It's wrong."

*** Thursday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) The Raiders announced on Wednesday that they have been awarded safety Rashad Baker off waivers from the New England Patriots.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) The NFL Network is reporting that the Raiders will fire HC Art Shell when the season ends.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) The Raiders placed WR Alvis Whitted on the injured reserve list on Wednesday and signed WR Will Buchanon.

TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) QB Aaron Brooks recently said the issues with the team began before the season even started. WR Jerry Porter clashed with Art Shell's coaching staff over offseason workout plans and then publicly demanded a trade at the start of training camp. "When I got here it was uproar from the jump," Brooks said.

TM Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said the team will not rest their starters depending on the result of the Dallas Cowboys game in Week 16. Kelly said it is more important for the team to get back on track.

Also, Kelly said he is not involved in discussions for any other job openings. Kelly said he hopes to be in Philadelphia for a long time and is not going to speak to anyone about vacant jobs.

TM Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) RB/PR Reno Mahe continued to return kickoffs. Recently re-signed RB/CB/KR Bruce Perry was active, but used in a coverage role. HC Andy Reid noted, "[Mahe] popped a pretty good one there. And Bruce did a nice job on the coverage teams. We wanted to add a little more speed to the coverage teams, and he did that. He played well."

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) The Steelers placed LB Chad Brown and CB Chidi Iwuoma on the injured reserve list Wednesday. Both players sustained injuries in Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers. To fill out the roster, the Steelers promoted CB Jovon Johnson from their practice squad and signed S Andre Lott to the active roster.

TM Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) HC Bill Cowher hasn't decided on his future with the team. Some have speculated that Cowher will retire, but he said that it is still up in the air. When asked if he has lost the desire to coach, Cowher responded, "I don't think so. Do I look burned out? I love the challenges and love this time of the year, to be honest with you."

*** Saturday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) The Chargers reportedly could look to hire New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their next head coach this offseason.

*** Thursday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner, who is expected to be fired at season's end, will likely have his pick of at least five offensive coordinator jobs. When asked if becoming a coordinator would appeal to him, Turner said he would want to be in "a place where you have an opportunity to win and be in a situation that there are coaches I've worked with and been around." The New York Jets might be interested, although he is not expected to end up there.

*** Thursday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) P Mike Scifres practiced fully on Thursday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM San Diego Chargers (SD) P Mike Scifres practiced fully on Wednesday.

TM San Diego Chargers (SD) HC Norv Turner said that outside of health issues, the starters will remain in the lineup for the purposes of winning their last two games. "Our guys want to play and they want to win. If we have a guy who it's in the best interest not to play, then we'll protect him. But for the most part we're going to play," he said.

TM Seattle Seahawks (SEA) The Seahawks are expected to play at 100% this weekend as they still want to nail down home field advantage throughout the NFC Championship game.

TM San Francisco 49ers (SF) 49ers head coach Mike Singletary has decided on his starting quarterback for Week 16 against the St. Louis Rams, but he has declined to announce his decision between Alex Smith and Troy Smith, according to The Associated Press. Singletary said both quarterbacks could play in the game.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM San Francisco 49ers (SF) The 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have released offensive tackle Patrick Estes, and have also placed wide receiver Dominique Zeigler on season-ending injured reserve.

TM St. Louis Rams (STL) There is talk about the league that St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead could be in danger of losing his job after the season.

TM St. Louis Rams (STL) The St. Louis Rams have no plans to fire head coach Steve Spagnuolo this week. If that move takes place, it won't be until the end of the season. This is about the only thing that is worse for a coach's job security than a vote of confidence. It was a good run, coach Spagnuolo.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM St. Louis Rams (STL) P Donnie Jones did not practice on Wednesday.

Also, interim HC Jim Haslett will be one of many candidates likely applying for the soon-to-be vacant head coaching position in St. Louis. A team source said that the search will be conducted by "football people" as opposed to business influenced individuals. Executive vice president of player personnel Billy Devaney is expected to be the point man for the job search. He will identify candidates, interview them and present a finalist or group of finalists to owner Chip Rosenbloom.

TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) Buccaneers players are reportedly not fans of head coach Greg Schiano and his staff; in particular, the staff's hard-nosed, college-style approach. "Can we send these coaches back to college?" one player privately said after a Week 15 loss which saw a shoving incident between assistant coach Bryan Cox and LB Adam Hayward.

Also, Buccaneers wide receiver coach P.J. Fleck is expected leave the team to be become the head coach at Western Michigan.

TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) The Buccaneers do not have any plans to make a coach change this week. Head coach Raheem Morris is expected to be safe at least through the regular season.

*** Friday Update *** TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) P Josh Bidwell practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play in Week 16.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) P Josh Bidwell partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) P Josh Bidwell did not practice on Wednesday.

Also, the team added two defenders, DE Patrick Chukwurah and LB Rod Wilson, neither of which has played since the preseason. To make room on the roster, the Buccaneers placed S Jermaine Phillips on injured reserve and released RB Noah Herron.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) FB Zack Crockett was waived by the Buccaneers. Also TE Jerramy Stevens returned from his one-game suspension.

TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) When asked whether he would rest any of his starters now that his team has clinched a playoff spot and can only improve their playoff standing by one spot, HC Jon Gruden said the following: "We want to win, and to do that you have to play your best players. There may be some opportunities to look at some (backup) players although we've looked at every guy on the roster and then some. We'll use everybody, but we're not going to change much in the next few weeks."

TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) PK Todd France has been released by the team.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Tennessee Titans (TEN) The Titans have placed CB Cary Williams on the injured reserve list, ending his season. To take his place, the team promoted DT Amon Gordon from their practice squad.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Tennessee Titans (TEN) The Titans have placed starting MLB Ryan Fowler on injured reserve after right shoulder surgery, and he will be replaced by LB Stephen Tulloch. "Ryan Fowler's shoulder was such it would not allow him to play," HC Jeff Fisher said Wednesday. The Titans filled his roster spot by signing LB Jorge Cordova, who played with Jacksonville earlier this season.

*** Friday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) P Sav Rocca practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) P Sav Rocca practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) P Sav Rocca practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) The Redskins have re-signed safety Omar Stoutmire to a contract.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) Since the Redskins lost Clinton Portis to IR earlier this season, Ladell Betts has performed admirably in his place. Amassing 933 yards on 196 rushes, Betts is having a career year. HC Joe Gibbs sees room for both to participate on offense next season. "Certainly Clinton's our guy. He's rushed for a ton of yards for us and Ladell has a huge role for us and certainly there's room for having two good running backs and Ladell can also do a lot of other things for us. He's a heck of a receiver coming out of the backfield. He has been extremely aggressive. He's got some goals for himself in there, and I think it's showed up. He's made a real statement about himself and what he can do, and certainly that affects you as a coach."



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