Eddie Lacy (ankle) is not practicing Thursday, as expected.
Greg Olsen (foot) returned to practice Thursday.
Olsen took Wednesday off to rest his sore foot, but his availability for Sunday's game against the Jets was never in doubt. Averaging 5.7 catches for 52.7 yards with two touchdowns over the last four games, Olsen will be a fine low-upside TE1.
LaVon Brazill was watching practice with his right foot in a walking boot Thursday.
So much for Brazill as a sneaky WR4 candidate this week. It appears his foot injury is more serious than the Colts originally let on, leaving the second-year man questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. If Brazill does sit, it would be a boost for Da'Rick Rogers' snap count and target potential. Darrius Heyward-Bey would likely remain the No. 3 wideout.
Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is not practicing Thursday, as expected.
Jones-Drew isn't scheduled to test his pulled hammy until Friday. At that point, we'll have a much clearer idea on his Week 15 status. For now, consider MJD very questionable and speedy backup Jordan Todman a risky but reasonable RB2 plug-n-play.
Cecil Shorts (groin) and Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) both missed practice again Thursday.
As previously reported, Jones-Drew won't test his hamstring until Friday and remains very questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. Shorts' status is getting murkier as well. Beat writer Hays Carlyon says the groin issue is "flaring up" and calls the Jags' No. 1 wideout a "question mark." If Shorts can't go, Mike Brown and Ace Sanders would be Chad Henne's top-two receivers. The good news is that we'll know Shorts' status nice and early Sunday as kickoff is scheduled for 1pm ET.
Calvin Johnson is practicing Thursday.
Johnson rarely practiced on the first day of a work week, so this is a great sign. Owners can throw out the fluky 3/49/0 dud from the Blizzard Bowl and lock in a bounce-back against the Ravens in the dome on Monday Night Football.
Reggie Bush (calf) is not practicing Thursday.
On Wednesday, Bush said he expects to play in Monday night's game against the Ravens. Yet he also admitted that he aggravated his calf pull while simply jogging during warmups in Philly and added that there was no way he could have pushed through it. We'll have a better read on the situation by Saturday, but owners that don't have Joique Bell as a handcuff need to at least think about alternate plans. The Monday night start will complicate things with Bush.
OC Norv Turner said he expects Edwin Baker to receive playing time in Sunday's game against the Bears.
Willis McGahee (concussion) is almost certainly out. Baker was just signed two days ago, but he has some familiarity with Norv Turner's scheme from their time together in San Diego. We wouldn't expect more than a few snaps behind Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker.