Reserve Jaguars S Chris Prosinski was forced from Thursday's game against the Texans with a head injury.
Maurice Jones-Drew was forced from Jacksonville's Week 14 game against the Texans with a right hamstring injury.
Jones-Drew was officially deemed "questionable" upon going down midway through the fourth quarter, but had the looks of a player who was done for the night as he limped to the locker room. MJD blew a tire finishing off a 15-yard catch and run. Jones-Drew was having one of his best games of the season before going down, rushing 14 times for 103 yards while adding 20 yards on two catches. The 100-yard day on the ground was his first of 2013, while a tackle-breaking, 48-yard scamper in the third quarter was his longest rush of the year. Jordan Todman is now in at running back for the Jaguars.
Case Keenum was benched midway through the third quarter of Houston's Week 14 game against the Jaguars.
Keenum was yanked for Matt Schaub, who immediately led the Texans on a touchdown drive. Keenum wasn't Matt Flynn-level bad before getting pulled — he was easily out-playing Chad Henne — but was again struggling to recognize the blitz, putting the Texans in multiple 3rd-and-longs. Keenum completed 16-of-29 passes for 159 yards, a touchdown and an interception. His pick was an embarrassingly bad pass on the move near the end of the first half. Had the Patriots blitzed Keenum more in Week 13, it's possible he wouldn't even have seen the field this evening. Now benched twice in four games, Keenum could return to the pine for good in Week 15.
Impending free agent Ahmad Bradshaw (neck, injured reserve) plans to play in 2014.
"That's the plan," Bradshaw said. "Get ready for next season." According to Bradshaw, there's a chance he could have already been back on the field had he not been placed on injured reserve. Bradshaw is still only 27, and boasts a career 4.6 yards per carry. However, he has serious foot and neck issues to his name, and is going to have trouble landing guaranteed money in free agency, just like he did in 2013.
Rams LT Jake Long (concussion) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.
It puts Long on track to start Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but he has a few more hurdles to clear. His status should be updated some time in the next 48 hours.
Golden Tate (hip) returned to Seahawks practice on Thursday, getting in a full session.
Tate is fully expected to start against the 49ers. He'll be on the WR3 borderline in what will likely be a low-scoring affair at Candlestick Park.
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 (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.