QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
CBSSports.com reports Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (ankle) could start the team's Week 17 game. Fitzpatrick looked comfortable during individual drills and was throwing to the team's top receivers during practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.
QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (knee) underwent successful knee surgery Tuesday, Dec. 29. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews performed the minor procedure on Stafford's right knee.
RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury News, Fantasy
ESPN reports New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) will not play in the team's Week 17 game.
RB | Willie Parker | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (shoulder) has been ruled out for the team's Week 17 game.
RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury News, Fantasy
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) will likely be limited throughout the week with bruised ribs, and his status for Week 17 will likely be questionable. Thomas said it would be up to the coaches how much he participates in practice this week.
WR | Kenny McKinley | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Transaction
Updating a previous item, the Denver Broncos announced Tuesday, Dec. 29, that they have officially placed OL Russ Hochstein (knee) and WR Kenny McKinley (knee) on Injured Reserve.
WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury News, Fantasy
Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com, reports Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 17 after suffering a sprained ankle in Week 16. His ankle is not fractured. WR Juaquin Iglesias could play if Knox is unable to go, according to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.
WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury News, Fantasy
Alan Robinson, of The Associated Press, reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (hamstrings) is expected to play in Week 17 despite having two injured hamstrings. "Hines is miserable, but I'm going to save a seat on the bus for him," head coach Mike Tomlin said. "He's got two hamstrings and a myriad of other issues. It gives him a bad disposition, but he'll show. He's going to leave it out on the field. He's going to give us everything he has."
TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is optimistic TE Jeremy Shockey (toe) might be able to return to action this week. Payton said Shockey was almost activated for the team's Week 16 game, but he did not want to risk a setback.
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