Ed Reed says he'd like to play two more years beyond 2013.
As ESPN's Jamison Hensley points out, that's amusing, as Reed was constantly "contemplating retirement" when he was in his prime. Reed's play has sunk to depressing depths this season, so there's no guarantee he'll find a taker for 2014. The way he handled his hip injury and time in Houston won't help.
T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.
It's the same pattern Hilton followed before suiting up in Week 13. Hilton is averaging just 5/43 over his past three games, but still has big-time WR2 upside as Andrew Luck's No. 1 receiver. He's Rotoworld's No. 25 receiver for Week 14.
Julius Thomas (knee) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.
Barring a setback, Thomas is now on track to return for Sunday's game against the Titans. Thomas likely could have played in Week 13, but the Broncos decided to play things safe. Thomas' status will be updated on Friday, but fantasy owners should pencil him into their lineups.
Adrian Peterson (groin) remained out of Vikings practice Thursday.
AD is going to see extremely few practice reps as the Vikings look to keep him fresh down the stretch, but he's in no danger of missing or being limited in Sunday's game. Although the Ravens boast a solid run defense, Peterson is the No. 1 running back for Week 14.
Christian Ponder (concussion) remained out of Vikings practice Thursday.
Ponder is now extremely unlikely to gain clearance in time for Sunday's game against the Ravens, leaving starting duties to Matt Cassel. It's not a terrible downgrade for the Vikings' skill players, but only Adrian Peterson will be worth starting.
Rashad Jennings (concussion) participated in Raiders practice for the second straight day Thursday.
Barring a setback, Jennings is on track to start and carry a heavy load against the Jets' top-ranked run defense. Darren McFadden (ankle) won't be active, meaning Jennings will be backed up by FB Marcel Reece. The Jets are a forbidding matchup, but Jennings' workload and goal-line chances are keeping him on the RB2 radar.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) "made progress" on Thursday, but that there's "no more clarity" regarding his Week 14 status.
Rodgers was officially limited despite practicing in pads for the first time since going down. McCarthy refused to officially rule Rodgers out, but continued to hint it will be Matt Flynn under center against the Falcons. McCarthy was evasive when asked if Rodgers would undergo another scan before Sunday's game. It sounds like the Pack are hoping against hope that Rodgers will gain clearance, but aren't expecting it.
Jay Cutler (ankle) returned to Bears practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.
It gives Cutler at least a shot at returning for Monday night's game against the Cowboys, but details are scarce. Cutler declined comment after practice. It's quite possible the Bears are just getting his feet wet ahead of a possible return in Week 15. With Josh McCown playing extremely well in Cutler's absence, the Bears don't have to force the issue. For the moment, we still expect McCown to get the start on Monday Night Football.