Updating a previous item, Julius Thomas (ankle, questionable) was listed as "limited" in Friday's practice.
He was also "limited" on Thursday. Thomas' status remains a game-time decision, but he is trending in the right direction after missing all of the Broncos' practices last week, then being listed among Denver's Week 12 inactives. We don't expect to know Julius' availability until Sunday morning at the earliest. "Filling in" for Julius last week, Jacob Tamme only played 30 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps and caught one pass for a loss of one.
Mike Tolbert (probable, knee) will return for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
He practiced in full throughout the week. Tolbert spent the last eight games on short-term I.R. He'll start at fullback and could get short-yardage carries.
Odell Beckham (back) is listed as probable for Week 13.
Beckham didn't miss any practice time this week. His status was never in doubt. Beckham has three 100-yard games over the last four weeks and will be a top-12 option against Jacksonville.
Seahawks claimed CB Loucheiz Purifoy off waivers from the Colts.
A priority UDFA, Purifoy has seven tackles and a forced fumble in 11 games this season. With Jeremy Lane sidelined, he'll add corner depth. Seattle placed OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis on I.R. to make room for Purifoy.
Seahawks placed OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Pierre-Louis hadn't played since Week 11 due to his shoulder injury. The No. 132 overall pick, he appeared in seven games as a sub-package linebacker. Pierre-Louis will be ready for the start of OTAs in April.
Andre Ellington (hip, toe) is probable for Week 13.
Ellington is averaging only 3.3 YPC, but should push for 20-touches against the Falcons. He's Rotoworld's No. 12 running back this week.
Dexter McCluster (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 13.
McCluster has been cleared to return from his Week 12 concussion. He's averaging just four touches per game behind Bishop Sankey and remains a fantasy non-factor.
Bears placed WLB Lance Briggs (groin) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Briggs was hoping to make a late-season return, but will be shut down with only five games remaining. He's struggled to stay healthy the last two years and isn't expected to be re-signed. 34-year-old Briggs graded out as a top-five outside linebacker against the run and should draw free-agent interest. Rookie Christian Jones will take over for Briggs on the weak side.