Gary Barnidge TE CLE 16 Hrs

Barnidge (rib) returned to a limited practice Wednesday, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

While the return of Barnidge to practice is a step in the right direction for the tight end, his status for Sunday's game against the Panthers has yet to be solidified. "Barnidge will work today, but no contact," coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday of Barnidge, who has missed the Browns' last two games. "We won't know till the end of the week how he feels running around from a comfort level, how we can protect him."

Robbie Gould K CHI 16 Hrs

Gould (quadriceps) didn't practice Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Until Gould makes an appearance in drills, he's unlikely to resume kicking duties for the Bears. In the meantime, Jay Feely will hold down the gig.

Garrett Graham TE HOU 16 Hrs

Graham (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, the Texans' official site reports.

More on Graham's status as the week rolls along, but at this stage the tight end looks iffy for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Arian Foster RB HOU 16 Hrs

Foster (hip) didn't practice Wednesday, the Texans' official site reports.

Foster (who had previously been listed as having a groin injury) is now listed as having a hip issue this week, but there's a decent chance that his absence from practice Wednesday is maintenance-related, a notion that would be confirmed by his return to the field in some capacity Thursday.

DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU 16 Hrs

Hopkins (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The status of Hopkins, who had five catches on 13 targets for 77 yards this past Sunday against the Colts, is thus worth monitoring as this weekend's game against the Ravens approaches. Assuming Hopkins does suit up, however, it's unclear at this stage whether Thad Lewis or Case Keenum will be handling the Texans' Week 16 QB duties.

Jordan Reed TE WAS 16 Hrs

Reed (non-injury) didn't take part in practice Wednesday.

Reed's absence Wednesday wasn't related to an injury, but the true reason has yet to be revealed. As the week progresses, expect his status to receive clarification, though he won't be a great fantasy option Saturday against an Eagles defense that has surrendered a combined 11 catches for 105 yards and no touchdowns to tight ends over the last three games.

Torrey Smith WR BAL 16 Hrs

Smith (knee) is not listed on Wednesday's practice participation/injury report, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Smith played 51 snaps this past Sunday against the Jaguars (catching two passes for 16 yards), with his absence from the Ravens' injury report Wednesday suggesting that the wideout is moving past the knee sprain that had been slowing him of late.

Alfred Morris RB WAS 16 Hrs

Morris wasn't listed on Washington's injury report Wednesday.

Morris reportedly sustained a minor groin injury during Sunday's loss to the Giants, but the ailment wasn't serious enough to warrant a mention following the first practice of the week. On Saturday, he'll be free to take aim at an Eagles defense that has given up merely 3.5 YPC to running backs in the past three games, which has been offset by seven RB touchdowns on the ground in the past eight contests.

Jimmy Clausen QB CHI 16 Hrs

Clausen will start for the Bears in favor of Jay Cutler for their Week 16 matchup against the Lions, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Clausen has attempted just nine passes since the 2010 season, when he appeared in 13 games for Carolina, and threw three touchdowns compared to nine interceptions. He doesn't have much of an NFL track record that suggests he'll be successful in the league, but coach Marc Trestman has confidence in him over the incumbent Jay Cutler, who leads the league with 18 interceptions this season. Clausen will face a tough matchup in his first start of 2014, as the opposing Detroit Lions rank second in the league in total defense.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 16 Hrs

Pierce (back) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pierce, who logged six carries for 37 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars, is only a consideration in deeper formats, though his status is of some import to the Ravens' backfield depth, behind Justin Forsett with Lorenzo Taliaferro on IR.