QLadarius Green TE PIT (8) 1 day ago
Green (concussion) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.
After not practicing at all last week and then missing the Steelers' playoff win over the Chiefs, this is a step in the right direction for Green. It remains to be seen what level of medical clearance the tight end has gained at this stage, but his presence at practice Wednesday, in any capacity, offers hope that he could potentially return to action for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Patriots.
QTaylor Gabriel WR ATL (11) 1 day ago
Gabriel (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
After logging an entire week of full practices, Gabriel received just 24 of the 72 offensive snaps Saturday against the Seahawks, which was well behind fellow wideouts Mohamed Sanu (49) and Julio Jones (42), and nearly equal to Aldrick Robinson's allotment of 25. Gabriel's inability to grab a larger workload is worrisome due to the seeming cap placed upon Jones, who has contended with a toe injury for more than a month and kicked off this week with a DNP. If allowed to play, as expected, in Sunday's NFC championship game versus the Packers, Jones should earn the largest share of WR reps, ensuring that Gabriel will have to take full advantage of his limited snap count.
Ricardo Mathews DL PIT (8) 1 day ago
Mathews (ankle) participated fully in Wednesday's practice session.
Mathews was held out of Sunday's win over the Chiefs due to his ankle injury but he appears to be recovered now. He'll likely be able to play in Sunday's AFC championship game, barring any further setbacks.
QJames Harrison LB PIT (8) 1 day ago
Harrison (shoulder/triceps) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.
Harrison was initially expected to be limited early in the week due to his shoulder and triceps injuries but it appears he recovered enough to not need the extra rest and he should be a full go for Sunday's AFC championship game.
QDavante Adams WR GB (4) 1 day ago
Adams (ankle) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "[I'm] curious to see him move," head coach Mike McCarthy told Jason Wilde of ESPN.com of Adams. "I don't think he'll practice until Saturday."
And the hits keep coming for the Packers' receiving corps. First, Jordy Nelson suffered multiple rib fractures in the wild-card round and was unavailable Sunday at Dallas. In the latter victory, Adams' left ankle was rolled up on during his final catch of the game. Both wideouts will begin the week of prep with the rehab group, per McCarthy, but a decision on Adams' availability could come down well before this Sunday's kickoff in Atlanta, as it did for Nelson last Friday. Fortunately for Adams, he has a few more chances to buck expectations in advance of the NFC championship game.
IRDuke Thomas DB HOU (9) 1 day ago
Thomas signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Monday.
An undisclosed injury ended Thomas' rookie campaign, and he'll be looking to stay healthy and make a roster in his second season. His ability to make the Cowboys' roster may come down to if he's able to contribute on special teams as well as provide depth at cornerback.
Jameill Showers QB DAL (7) 1 day ago
Showers signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Monday.
Showers signed with Dallas' practice squad as a quarterback in early September but was then converted to safety. With a full offseason working in the secondary he may be able to secure a role as a depth safety and special teams player in 2017.
QJordy Nelson WR GB (4) 1 day ago
Nelson (ribs) won't practice Wednesday and will instead work with the rehab group, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Nelson has yet to take part in practice since breaking multiple ribs during the Packers' wild-card victory versus the Giants. Predictably, he also missed Sunday's divisional-round win at Dallas. A glimmer of hope arrived early this week, when Nelson finished Monday's regeneration workout and was deemed to have a "slim" chance to play in the NFC championship game, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Continuing onward Wednesday with rehab work isn't exactly the best way for Nelson to kick off the week of prep, but a pair of practices remain for the veteran wideout to make his presence felt.
OUTShaquelle Evans WR JAC (5) 1 day ago
Evans signed a reserve/future contract with Dallas on Monday.
Evans has yet to play in an NFL game since being selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft. He'll be looking to secure a role as a depth receiver and special teams player in 2017.
Andy Jones WR DAL (7) 1 day ago
Jones signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday.
Jones spent his rookie year on the Cowboys' practice squad after an impressive showing in camp as an undrafted rookie. He'll fight for a spot near the bottom of Dallas' receiver depth chart once again in 2017.