Brandon Browner DB SEA 7 Hrs
Seahawks RCB Brandon Browner (groin) was downgraded to "out" in Thursday's practice.
Browner raised hope that he might be ready for Week 14 by getting in a limited practice on Wednesday, but mid-week downgrades are almost always an ominous sign. Browner is highly unlikely to return against the 49ers.
Percy Harvin WR SEA 7 Hrs
Percy Harvin (hip) remained out of Seahawks practice Thursday.
Barring a surprise Friday return, Harvin can be safely ruled out for Week 14. The question is whether he'll return before the postseason. If you're hurting for a roster spot, Harvin is a drop that's unlikely to come back to haunt you.
Ben Tate RB HOU 7 Hrs
Ben Tate (ribs, ankle) is active for Week 14 against the Jaguars.
Tate didn't get in a single full practice, but the Texans were just managing his reps on a short week. Tate got erased by the Jags in Week 12, gaining all of one yard on seven carries, but is a legit RB2 against one of the league's softest run defenses. Inactive for the Texans are QB T.J. Yates, OG Alex Kupper, OT Andrew Gardner, OG Cody White, LB Ricky Sapp, DE Tim Jamison and S Jawanza Starling.
Stephen Burton WR JAC 7 Hrs
Jaguars declared WR Stephen Burton, QB Ricky Stanzi, RB Justin Forsett, DT Brandon Deaderick, WR Jeremy Ebert, OG Jacques McClendon and FS Josh Evans inactive for Week 14 against the Texans.
Burton is week to week with a concussion. Evans (shoulder) had been previously ruled out. Winston Guy will start in his absence. Deaderick is a healthy scratch with DE Jeremy Mincey returning from his team-imposed suspension.
Delanie Walker TE TEN 7 Hrs
Titans coach Mike Munchak was "encouraged by the amount of off-field work" Delanie Walker (concussion) did in Thursday's practice.
Walker has yet to be cleared, but it sounds like he could be on Friday. If Walker can't go against the Broncos, second-year pro Taylor Thompson could get a shot as the Titans' primary pass-catching tight end. Blocking TE Craig Stevens (concussion) resumed practicing on Thursday.