Here’s the NFL’s official injury report for Wednesday, along with our spin on the ones that matter most.
Broncos at Patriots
Did not practice: S Brian Dawkins (neck), WR Eric Decker (knee), LS Lonie Paxton (not injury related)
Limited in practice: S David Bruton (achilles), DE Elvis Dumervil (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (ankle)
Practiced fully: LB Von Miller (thumb)
GLS ANALYSIS: Miller gets better every week, but it’s not looking good for Dawkins and Decker. It’s also a bit of a concern to see Dumervil on there, but it’s not time to panic yet.
Did not practice: DT Kyle Love (not injury related)
Limited in practice: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), S Patrick Chung (foot), G Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), T Matt Light (ankle), G Logan Mankins (knee), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (hip), WR Matt Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), T Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), WR Wes Welker (knee), LB Tracy White (abdomen)
Practiced fully: QB Tom Brady (left shoulder)
GLS ANALYSIS: A lot of bumps and bruises but everyone of consequence should play and be close to 100 percent on Saturday night, aside from Andre Carter, who they lost for the year late in the regular season. That one still hurts. Overall, they’re much healthier than the Steelers were last week.
Saints at 49ers
Did not practice: TE John Gilmore (toe), S Roman Harper (ankle), WR Lance Moore (hamstring)
Limited in practice: LB Jonathan Casillas (knee), LB Jonathan Vilma (knee)
Practiced fully: WR Robert Meachem (knee)
GLS ANALYSIS: Big surprise seeing Harper on there. He didn’t appear to suffer an injury against the Lions, but now one of the Saints’ key run defenders is apparently having ankle issues. Lance Moore continues to sit too, which hurts. Definitely keep an eye on those two.
Did not practice: WR Delanie Walker (jaw)
Limited in practice: DE Ray McDonald (hamstring), WR Kyle Williams (concussion)
Practiced fully: TBD
GLS ANALYSIS: I’m only guessing McDonald was limited because the 49ers haven’t announced their injuries yet. What I do know is that McDonald practiced for the first time since Week 17 on Wednesday, which is very encouraging for San Francisco.
Texans at Ravens
Limited in practice: G Mike Brisiel (ankle), TE Owen Daniels (hand, knee), WR Andre Johnson (knee), S Troy Nolan (ankle)
Practiced fully: LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), LB Bryan Braman (neck), RB James Casey (knee, foot), DT Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Brooks Reed (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder), T Eric Winston (calf), QB T.J. Yates (left shoulder)
GLS ANALYSIS: Johnson was good Saturday, but he still wasn’t himself. And considering that he practiced fully all of last week, it’s a little worrisome that he was limited again today. Daniels will play banged up.
Limited in practice: LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (thigh)
Practiced fully: WR Anquan Boldin (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (head), CB Jimmy Smith (head), S Tom Zbikowski (head)
GLS ANALYSIS: Health! Injuries shouldn’t be a factor in this game at all.
Giants at Packers
Did not practice: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot, back), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), RB Danny Ware (concussion)
Limited in practice: CB Aaron Ross (concussion), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee)
Practiced fully: RB Da’Rel Scott (knee)
GLS ANALYSIS: Bradshaw will be fine (he missed practice last week too) and it’s big news that Ross has already been cleared to practice. Despite a lot of early-season injuries, the Giants are quite healthy right now.
Limited in practice: T Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), WR Randall Cobb (groin), LB Rob Francois (hamstring)
Practiced fully: T Bryan Bulaga (knee), WR Greg Jennings (knee), RB James Starks (ankle)
GLS ANALYSIS: No one benefited from the bye more than the Packers, who will be at full strength against a Giants team that is far from rested and far from healthy.