Christine Michael RB GB (4) 21 minutes ago
Head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that he "definitely wants to get Michael more opportunities" in the Packers' offense, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Michael totaled just two snaps and one carry last week in the first game he was active for as a Packer, but it appears he could see those numbers increase this week as the Packers look for more success in the run game. While Michael could be more active the rest of the way, he still figures to share snaps with James Starks and Ty Montgomery one way or another, which will limit his ceiling.
OUTRob Gronkowski TE NE (9) 21 minutes ago
The Patriots don't expect Gronkowski to be able play for the rest of the 2016 season, though the team will await the results of his back surgery Friday before making a final determination on that front.
Meanwhile, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport indicates that IR is a likely destination for the tight end, but either way Gronkowski's indefinite absence paves the way for Martellus Bennett to serve as the Patriots' No. 1 TE and likely sets the stage for the team to utilize additional three-wideout sets moving forward.
Ty Montgomery RB/WR GB (4) 25 minutes ago
Head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Montgomery "deserves more opportunities" in the Packers' offense, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Montgomery's role in the offense has taken a hit since the return of James Starks in Week 10, but it appears McCarthy wants to get him more involved again. It's not exactly clear what that entails, and it's unlikely at any point the rest of the way Montgomery will be as active as he was between Weeks 6-9 when he averaged 14 touches over three games, but he could be more active than he was over the previous three weeks, a span that saw him average just five touches per contest.
DA.J. Green WR CIN (9) 34 minutes ago
Green relayed Friday that he is bouncing back from a Grade 2 hamstring tear.
"It feels good. It's getting better every day," said Green, who has been able to do some jogging this week. At this stage, there's no timetable for the wideout's return to action and it's virtually certain that he will be officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, upon the release of the Bengals' final Week 13 injury report. Beyond that, the wideout does plan to to play again this season, regardless of the 3-7-1 team's record.
QJordan Reed TE WAS (9) 36 minutes ago
Reed (shoulder) is a spectator at Friday's practice, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports.
Reed has not practiced since going for 95 yards and two touchdowns on 10 catches despite suffering a severe AC joint separation on Thanksgiving, making his absence Friday more of the same. Washington's star tight end is dealing with significantly limited range of motion, which resulted in a report Thursday that he's not expected to play against the Cardinals this weekend. Friday's injury report could confirm that expectation, which would result in Vernon Davis starting come Sunday.
OUTRobert Woods WR BUF (10) 57 minutes ago
Woods (knee) will not play Sunday against the Raiders.
Woods has not practiced since injuring his knee in Week 11, and he will sit out this week for the second game in a row. He is optimistic that he will be able to return before the regular season comes to a close, but it's not clear how much more time he will miss. With Woods out this week and Percy Harvin sidelined as well, Sammy Watkins (foot) and Marquise Goodwin (wrist) -- despite being injured themselves -- are set to be the Bills' primary receivers in Week 13.
Jacquizz Rodgers RB TB (6) 60 minutes ago
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter says it's a "fair deduction" that Rodgers will play Sunday against the Chargers, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Rodgers is returning from a foot injury that has sidelined him since Week 8, and has been a full participant in practice this week. While that has increased the likelihood of him being available over the course of this week, Tampa Bay's release of fellow running back Mike James on Tuesday hinted toward his return all along. Koetter seemingly cemented that expectation Friday, so look for Rodgers to back up Doug Martin versus San Diego.
OUTPercy Harvin WR BUF (10) 1 hour ago
Harvin (migraine) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Harvin's migraine issues will prevent him playing for a second consecutive week. The Bills are extremely banged up at the wide receiver position, as Robert Woods (knee) is also out this week and both Sammy Watkins (foot) and Marquise Goodwin (wrist) are injured too, but it appears the latter two will be able to suit up and lead the Bills' receiving corps in Week 13.
OUTRashad Greene WR JAC (5) 1 hour ago
Greene (Achilles) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Broncos, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Greene injured his Achilles last Sunday against the Bills and the ailment will continue to keep him sidelined this weekend, which figures to give Bryan Walters and Arrelious Benn more opportunities in their depth receiving roles.
Nelson Agholor WR PHI (4) 1 hour ago
Agholor is planned to return to the Eagles' wide receiver mix this Sunday against the Bengals.
Agholor was a healthy scratch for Philadelphia's Monday night loss to clear his head after recent struggles, and although that was always thought to be a one-game ordeal, top target Jordan Matthews' (ankle) questionable status makes Agholor's return more urgent for this weekend. Even though it's hard to project how involved Agholor will be following his inactive stint, the Eagles' underwhelming receiving corps doesn't seem to present a tough road back to relevancy. That being said, the 2015 first-rounder has caught just 27 passes on 51 targets for 264 yards and one score this season, so it's probably best to keep expectations of Agholor low until proven otherwise.