49ers LT Joe Staley (knee) plans to play Sunday against the Seahawks.
Staley sprained his right MCL last week against the Rams and was initially expected to miss the NFC West showdown. Staley missed practice Wednesday before getting in a limited session Thursday. "The MCL sprain was not a severe one," Staley said. He's Pro Football Focus' No. 2 overall tackle this season.
Brandon Bolden (undisclosed) did not practice Friday.
Bolden wasn't part of the injury reports on Wednesday or Thursday, so he may have suffered an injury at the end of yesterday's session or woke up with an ailment. LeGarrette Blount is the new lead back in New England. But if Bolden is forced to miss, Stevan Ridley could find himself active.
Aaron Dobson (foot) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.
Dobson hasn't practiced since injuring his foot in the Week 12 overtime win over the Broncos. He has no timetable for return and won't play this week against the Browns. Kenbrell Thompkins should handle X receiver duties as long as he can get over a hip injury of his own. Consider Dobson week-to-week.
Brandon Marshall said he "doesn't like playing" against Cowboys CB Brandon Carr.
"I don’t like playing against Brandon Carr," Marshall said. "He presents a lot of tough challenges throughout a game. You’ll notice he changes up his game when he plays against bigger receivers. He’s strong. He’s physical. I absolutely hate the matchup. Every single play is a battle." Marshall has had a ton of success against Carr in the past. Since the start of 2008, Marshall has caught 17 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns in five games versus Carr, per Pro Football Focus. Marshall is Rotoworld's No. 4 receiver for Week 14.
Maurice Jones-Drew will undergo an MRI on his injured right hamstring Friday.
Jones-Drew left midway through the fourth quarter after injuring his hammy at the end of a 15-yard catch-and-run. He had his best game of the season Thursday night against Houston, totaling 123 yards on 16 touches. MJD will have ten days to rest up for the Bills, but hamstring injuries are tricky issues for runners. Jordan Todman would handle lead-back duties in Jones-Drew's absence.
Giants FS Stevie Brown (torn ACL, injured reserve) will begin jogging next week.
Brown tore his left ACL on August 24 in a preseason game. He's currently on a one-year deal but hopes to return to the Giants. However, the G-Men seem to be pretty set at safety after Will Hill and Ryan Mundy have filled in admirably in Brown's absence. Hill is Pro Football Focus' No. 6 overall safety.
ESPN Packers blogger Rob Demovsky expects S Sean Richardson to see "even more playing time" this week and down the stretch.
We haven't had an update on Richardson since October, when it was revealed that he could continue his playing career after undergoing fusion surgery on his neck late last season. Richardson has appeared in the past two games, playing 22 snaps. The Packers are looking for a safety to play next to Morgan Burnett. M.D. Jennings and Chris Banjo have been liabilities on the back end.
Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard had 30 days added to his original 30-day jail sentence Thursday as a result of violating his probation.
Dennard's probation was originally part of his sentence for a felony assualt conviction earlier this year. Dennard also must perform an additional 100 hours of community service on top of the 100 he already had, had his probation extended by one year, and must refrain from drinking alcohol. Dennard will begin serving time on March 1, and his sentence can be reduced to 38 days due to good behavior. Judge Stephanie Stacy warned Dennard by saying, "I want you to know this is your last chance."