John Brown WR ARI 3 Hrs
After having his wisdom teeth removed, Brown was limited at practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
We'll track Brown's status as the week continues, but the wideout figures to end up listed as probable by the Cards in advance of Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Andre Ellington RB ARI 3 Hrs
Ellington (hip/foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, the Cardinals' official site reports.
Ellington's limitations to start the practice week are nothing new, and with no reported setbacks in Week 12, we suspect that the running back will draw a probable designation for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Mike Tolbert RB CAR 4 Hrs
Tolbert (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, the Panthers' official site reports.
During the team's Week 12 bye, Tolbert was activated from the IR/designated-to-return list following an eight-game absence due to a hairline fracture/bone bruise in his left leg. Now that Carolina's backfield is fully intact, Tolbert is unlikely to garner touches far from the goal line, if he's able to play Sunday in Minnesota.
Ryan Mathews RB SD 4 Hrs
Mathews (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday, the Chargers' official site reports.
Mathews missed time this past Sunday game against the Rams, but his full practice participation Wednesday indicates that he should be a go Sunday against the Ravens, barring any setbacks.
Tony Romo QB DAL 4 Hrs1 Comment
Romo (back) is listed as probable for Thursday's game versus the Eagles, ESPN Dallas reports.
Romo practiced in full the last two days, which should provide confidence enough in the minds of owners. Further aiding his cause, his opponent, the Eagles, have surrendered two or more touchdowns in all but one game this season.
Ronnie Hillman RB DEN 4 Hrs
Hillman (foot) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
The report relays that Hillman, who has been wearing a walking boot on his left foot of late, is still expected to miss several weeks. With fellow running back Montee Ball sidelined as well, C.J. Anderson is in line to continue to head the Broncos' backfield in Week 13, at a minimum.
Brandon Bostick TE GB 4 Hrs
Bostick (hip) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Bostick, who marked his first appearance since Week 10, still must navigate the week of practice in advance of Sunday's contest versus the Patriots. Still, with two receptions on the season, there's little reason to consider the sophomore tight end.
Montee Ball RB DEN 4 Hrs
Ball (groin) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
The report suggests that the Broncos hope that Ball can return to the practice field within the next two weeks, but at this stage, his return is not imminent. The same applies to fellow RB Ronnie Hillman, which sets the stage for C.J. Anderson to continue to head the team's backfield Sunday against the Chiefs.
Eddie Lacy RB GB 4 Hrs
Lacy wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
A report from the Green Bay Press-Gazette stated that Lacy was endearing a gastrointestinal illness during Sunday's win at Minnesota, who yielded 125 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries to the second-year back. While a touch of the illness remained Monday, Tuesday's day off has apparently done his body good, and he should emerge from the week of preparation fully prepared for a cross conference matchup with the Patriots.
Julius Thomas TE DEN 4 Hrs
Thomas (sprained ankle) did not practice Wednesday, the Broncos' official site reports.
The report notes that Thomas worked with the Broncos' strength and conditioning coaches Wednesday. We'll revisit the tight end's status Thursday, but his status for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs would certainly brighten if he is able to practice in any capacity as the week rolls along.